State to pay for crop insurance
The premium for crop insurance to be paid by farmers under the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Policy in Jharkhand will be paid by the state government, which will also provide them seeds for pulses and oilseeds at subsidized rates for alternative farming. Chief Minister Raghubar Das also said during a meeting that the state government was concerned about rainfall in the state, and had been keeping a close eye on it. “Premium of crop insurance to be paid by the farmers will be paid by the state government so that the farmers get the benefit of it in case of a drought-like situation, and don’t have to suffer losses from crop damage,” he said.
‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ selfie zone
The ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ selfie zone, set up by the District Public Relations Department in Ranchi at Jagannathpur Rath Mela, has proved to be a crowd-puller and is attracting people from all walks of life. People here can click selfies with posters of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ and other government schemes in the backdrop and mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org to win exciting prizes. The selfie corner was inaugurated by Sub-divisional Officer Anjali Yadav when the fair started on July 14. She said that the selfie zone would help create awareness about the importance of girls in society.
HEC to make machine that makes barrel of Bofors gun
Heavy Engineering Corporation will soon make machines to produce barrels for Bofors guns. According to an agreement between the Defence Ministry and the Ministry of Heavy Industries, a work order for production of machines for weapons factories at Kanpur and Icchapur in West Bengal will be given to HEC, including machines for making the barrel of Bofors guns. Notably, Bofors guns are being upgraded in India to increase their range, which requires some changes in them. Specialists from the Defence Ministry and the Army will soon visit HEC, following which the work order will be given.
Tribal Tourism classes in government schools
Special classes on Tribal Tourism will soon be started in high schools, where students will be given information about the culture and traditions of Jharkhand and the specialties of each district in the state. In the first phase, such classes will be started in government schools, and they will be mandatory in private schools as well. Students will also get to know about current problems. A blueprint of the curriculum is being prepared by the tourism and education departments.
Our correspondent in Jharkhand