State of States: Fourteenth Edition

State of States fourteenth edition

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.

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1) Andhra Pradesh plans to link Godavari river with Krishna and Penna

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said that the state government planned to link the Godavari river with Krishna and Penna rivers. In fact, all the rivers in the state would be inter-linked to make Andhra Pradesh a drought-free state, Naidu said while speaking at the concluding ceremony of 12-day Godavari Mahapushkaram festival here last night.

“We are moving with a vision to make Andhra Pradesh one of the top three states in India by 2022, number one state in the country by 2029 and one of the best states in the world by 2050,” he added.

2) Haryana: Faridabad plants over 2 lakh saplings in 3 hours, makes record

With 20,000 volunteers planting over three lakh saplings in just three hours, Faridabad today got its name inked in record books for the largest such plantation drive. The officials of Limca Book of Records, who were present on the occasion, announced making of the record.

Altogether 2,05,000 saplings, including sturdy Alstonia, riotous Gulmohar blossoms, soothing Neem, Arjuna herbs, lush palms, fragrant Kadams and luscious fruit bearing trees like Guava and Jamun, were planted during ‘The Largest Plantation’ campaign that was completed in three hours.

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3) Madhya Pradesh government to launch insurance scheme for scribes on Aug 15

The Madhya Pradesh government will launch a scheme on August 15 to provide health and accident insurance to journalists in the state. “From August 15, the state government will launch Journalists Health and Accident Insurance Scheme,” Madhya Pradesh Public Relations and Energy minister Rajendra Shukla announced last evening.

He was speaking at Mahendra Choudhary Memorial state-level photo journalism awards function to honour press photographers.

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4) Gujarat to make voting compulsory for elected representatives

Compulsory voting act in state would not abide electors only in state, but also to the candidates and elected members. The Gujarat government is going to bring a special ordinance much before the implementation of compulsory voting in state and through the same this special provision will be introduced. The Cabinet of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel took the decision during a meeting on Wednesday and the recommendations of this ordinance have been forwarded to the Governor for approval.

In the local government bodies, if the candidate of the general elections fails to vote, he/she will be disqualified although being elected. The same way sitting members of the body also will have to vote compulsory during bypolls also, otherwise they also can be deposed.

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5) Adopt zero tolerance against crime, Vasundhara Raje tells Rajasthan police

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today asked senior police personnel to adopt a policy of “zero tolerance” against crime and criminals to provide fearless atmosphere in the state.

“SPs should adopt the policy of ‘zero tolerance’ against crime and criminals to provide public fearless atmosphere in the state”, Ms Raje said at the Collectors-Superintendent of Police Conference at CMO in Jaipur today.

Addressing the officials on the second day of the conference, she asked the SPs to take immediate action against those disturbing law and order and be cordial and sensitive towards the public which believe in peace.

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6) NaMo Launches Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Patna, Bihar

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be launching Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) on 25th July 2015 in Patna. The DDUGJY is one of the flagship programmes of the Ministry of Power and will facilitate 24×7 supply of power.

The DDUGJY Scheme approved by the Union Government draws its inspiration from the similar pioneering scheme implemented by the Government of Gujarat. This scheme will enable to initiate much awaited reforms in the rural areas. It focuses on feeder separation (rural households & agricultural) and strengthening of sub-transmission & distribution infrastructure including metering at all levels in rural areas. This will help in providing round the clock power to rural households and adequate power to agricultural consumers .The earlier scheme for rural electrification viz. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) has been subsumed in the new scheme as its rural electrification component.

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7) Kerala: Over one lakh fishermen given biometric ID cards

As part of a national coastal security plan, more than one lakh fishermen in Kerala have been given biometric identity cards with the Centre’s financial assistance, state Fisheries Minister K Babu told the Assembly today.

The biometric identity cards have been prepared by ITIPalakkad and so far given to 1,17,019 fishermen, Babu said during the Question Hour.

On the basis of a survey conducted during 2009-10 by ‘Kerala Matsyathozhilali Welfare Fund Board’, 2,36,729 ID cards were prepared. Steps for distribution of the remaining ID cards was in progress, he said.

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8) Telangana: KCR gives nod to fill up 15k vacancies

The stage is set for the Telangana government to issue notification for filling nearly 15,000 posts in 15 government departments with chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao giving the nod. The government also increased the age limit to 44 years from the present 34 years for candidates seeking jobs in various government departments and agencies, which are expected to begin the recruitment process soon.

The government had previously said that in all, the state has 1.07 lakh vacancies that would be filled up. The delay in the government issuing notifications has often coming under fire from the opposition parties.

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