State of States for 22nd August to 29th August 2015

State of States

State of States is an initiative by Satyameva Jayate that focuses on the good work being done by the state governments or central government in a particular state. The main focus is to highlight positive stories that are going to benefit a specific state. Such news items are rarely picked up by the national media houses and are mostly ignored except in form of a news article somewhere. Hope you like the initiative and help us spread it by sharing this article.

This edition has a special news of BJP sweeping BBMC polls at Bengaluru.


1) BJP retains Bengaluru with 100 seats

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has retained its majority in BBMP election 2015, with 41% of total vote share and by winning 100 wards. Though the number of seats is 11 less than last time, the simple majority enables the party to form the council again.

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2) MP govt to frame law to give residential rights to poor people

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a law will be framed to allot residential land to poor people, claiming it will be the first of its kind initiative in the country.

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3) Maharashtra looks to bring sustainable water, irrigation practices

The Maharashtra government is considering to introduce sustainable water and irrigation practices by exploring the feasibility of reusing treated sewage water for peri-urban agriculture.

4) Kalraj Mishra to start PM Suraksha Bima Yojana in Deoria

Union Minister Kalraj Mishra will launch ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana’ in his parliamentary constituency Deoria tomorrow.

“A target of adding 15 thousand persons under the scheme has been fixed. I will launch the scheme in Deoria tomorrow,” Mishra told reporters here.

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5) Haryana to buy 1,000 tonnes onion from NAFED

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar directed state-owned Hafed to place an indent with National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (Nafed) for the purchase of 1,000 tonnes of onion at a rate not exceeding Rs 30 per kilogram.

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6) Punjab to launch mission to check crimes against children

Punjab government on Friday announced to launch a mission to check crimes against children. Giving a clarion call to Deputy Commissioners and police heads, Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal asked them to start a similar mission in their respective districts to check crimes against children and ensure their safety in all public places.

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7) DoNER likely to invest Rs 55 cr for infra upgradation of Itanagar

Two major infrastructure projects, construction of RCC bridge over river Pachin connecting ISBT and Naharlagun Railway Station (Rs 30 crore) and construction of bypass roads in the Capital complex Phase I (Rs 25 crore), have been accepted by the Ministry, an official report said here today.

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8) Andhra Pradesh targets to plant 5 crore trees in next five years

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Friday said the government targets to plant five crore trees in the next five years through various plantation programmes.

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