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States Current Affairs 06.08.17

RAJASTHANRajasthan
Government Launched Bhamashah Sahyog Yojana at Festival of Education.
  • Rajasthan Government’s Sahyog Scheme Provides Funds to BPL Families for Girl Marriages.
  • Under Sahyog Scheme, all the BPL families in Rajasthan will be awarded a set amount to marry their daughters. After the amendment of this scheme in 2009, the government has raised the financial assistance to Rs 10,000.
  • Perks offered under Sahyog Yojana Rajasthan include:
    Rs 10,000 is offered to girls above 18 years of age at the time of their marriage,
    Rs 15,000 will be provided to the girls who pass class 10th.
    Rs 20,000 will be given to graduate girls at the time of their marriage.

GUJARAT

Gujarat govt gives royalty exemption to contractors removing silt from farms.

  • Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani today announced further relief for the flood-hit Banaskantha and Patan districts. He exempted contractors from paying royalty for removing silt (sand and clay) from agricultural land, left behind by floodwaters. It is for a period of two months. The objective is to make the farmland cultivable again, fast.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra promotes sailing,water sports to increase tourism.

  • Come October and one can go sailing at five different water fronts in the state. Maharashtra tourism development corporation (MTDC) and Maharashtra maritime board (MMB) have shortlisted five different locations as part of the Centre and state government initiative to promote water sports and tourism as part of the PM's Sagarmala project.
  • With the locations having been identified, the next step was formation of local groups or clubs that would take up the training programme and avail the scheme.
  • The scheme is largely aimed at creating more competitive sailors in the age group of 8-15 as part PM, Narendra Modi's aim of excelling in international sporting events like Olympics and world sailing competition

Madhya Pradesh

Amit Shah to lunch at Dalit's house during Bhopal visit.

  • BJP national president Amit Shah is likely to eat a meal at a Dalit house here during his three-day visit here starting August 18.
  • As part of the RSS-BJP Dalit agenda, Shah has earlier lunched and dined at the homes of members of the community in Naxalbari in West Bengal, at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and at Jaipur during his recent Rajasthan visit.
  • Amit Shah's meal at a Dalit home will send a specific message both social and political, the state unit has also made its own efforts. From the 'mandal', booth and district levels the party has appointed at least one member of the Dalit community as a general secretary.

Chhattisgarh

21 department's 66 services go Digital.

  • State Goverment has included 66 services of 21 departments as Digital citizen service (Lok Guarantee ).
  • Kanya Aashram-Hostels, Schools, Irrigation-Reservoir, will be monitoring Online.
  • Apart from these, Online trading of medicine and Pregnancy related Health schemes also will be monitoring Online.

Bihar
State govt to digitise pre-1995 registration documents.

  • The state government has decided to digitise all registration documents from the pre1995 period, as part of its bigger plan to interlink the land records with property registration system so that there could be more transparency in sale and purchase of land and flats in the state.
  •  The move would help property buyers to know the details of any piece of land and who all were involved in its previous sale or purchase. Digitisation of registration documents of post-1995 period had been taken up in phase wise manner.
  • In Bihar, fraud in land deals is rampant, with a large number of cases pending in police stations and courts wherein brokers have duped customers by selling land fraudulently, often without the knowledge of their real owners. Those buying land fall in the trap of brokers as accessing land details was difficult.

Jharkhand
Jharkhand puts cap on booze purchase, closes 1,150 shops.

  • The BJP-led NDA government in Jharkhand will close down 1,150 licensed liquor shops across the state on Tuesday as it prepares to take total control of alcohol sales in the state. The move comes four months after government cracked down against unlicensed abattoirs in the state.
  • Aimed at plugging revenue leakages, checking spurious liquor manufacturing and ending cartels that run parallel business, the move will also "encourage people to abstain from consumption of liquor", the government said.
  • As murmurs get louder within the state BJP for prohibition on liquor, the Das government has also put a cap on purchases and its storage. One person will be able to buy up to 3.5 liters of liquor from one shop at once. Similarly, an individual can purchase 5.2 liters of beer at once.

Uttar Pradesh
Mughalsarai to be Renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Railway Station.

  • The Centre recently approved the Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government’s proposal to rename the Mughalsarai railway station after the Jan Sangh leader as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) station.
  • It comes as the part of the state government’s attempt to revive the legacy of Upadhyaya who died in 1968.
  • The proposal pointed to the mysterious death of Upadhyaya at the Mughalsarai station as one of the primary reasons to rename the station.

Uttarakhand

Guarding the guardians: Uttarakhand to give Aadhaar-linked unique IDs to cow vigilantes.

  • To keep “genuine” cow protection activists safe and also check violence by “self-proclaimed vigilantes”, the Uttarakhand Gau Seva Aayog, a government body for overseeing cow protection measures in the state, has decided to provide unique IDs to activists in the state.
  • The IDs will be linked to their Aadhaar cards and the district magistrates of all the 13 districts have been told to zero in on such people by taking Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in the loop within a month. The state has witnessed a surge in cases concerning cruelty against cows, with more than 150 FIRs registered in 2016-17, much more than in the past, according to data with the Aayog.
  • Uttarakhand has 25 registered ‘gau sadans’ and 102 cow shelter homes that have been funded under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority with the help of van panchayats of forest department.

HIMACHAL PRADESH

Himachal Pradesh, to develop water transport with Centre's assistance.

  • To run Inland Water Transport in Himachal Pradesh, state Transport department through Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has engaged a consultant to carryout feasibility analysis on the three reservoirs of the state including Bhakra Dam, Kol Dam and Chamera Dam. Once the feasibility report is completed, state would seek funds from Centre to start the services.
  • As concerned minister says, Water Transport is also a responsibility of department of Transport. since there are no big water bodies in the state, water transport is mainly confined to small artificial lakes created by the said authorities through latter.
  • There is also proposal to provide water transport facility in Beas, Satluj and Ravi rivers

ANDHRA PRADESH

Andhra Pradesh spends big on e-Pragati, but few takers among babus.

  • The state government is spending 5 lakh on each of the IAS, IPS and other all-India-cadre officers chosen to be trained for the e-Pragati platform. Keen on taking governance completely to the e-platform, the state has roped in Indian School of Business (ISB) to train the officers in "Digital Transformation on Public Governance". At the end of the six-month course, the officials will be designated as chief information officers (CIOs), who can monitor e-options and measures in the department they are working.
  • About 170 officials to participate in the training programme but only 80 officers, including six IPS and one IFS, are currently taking lessons.

First container rake to Nepal flagged off from Vizag.

  • The first rake to Nepal, comprising 90 containers, was flagged off by Visakhapatnam Port Trust Chairman M.T Krishna Babu at the Visakha Container Terminal Private Limited (VCTPL).
  • Visakhapatnam to compete with Kolkata-Haldia by reducing the logistics cost, though the latter had the advantage of much shorter distance.
  • The trade link between Visakhapatnam and Nepal had been under consideration for the last nine years, and it finally materialised
  • Exporters and importers of Nepal were evincing interest in Visakhapatnam and, as of now, only container cargo was being allowed. At a later stage, bulk cargo might also be considered.
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