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Chief MinistersSubgroup Constituted to Coordinate Policy Approaches for Agriculture and MGNREGS 19.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Unanimous Decision taken during the Fourth Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog yesterday Government has set up a Chief Ministers Subgroup to Coordinate Policy Approaches for Agriculture and MGNREGS with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh as the Convener and CMs of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim along with the Member NITI Aayog, Shri Ramesh Chand as its members.
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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani named in panel on Agri & MNREGA 19.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is among the seven chief ministers who have been included in a committee that will make recommendations on a coordinated policy approach on the subject of 'Agriculture and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The committee was announced at the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council in New Delhi on Sunday. The committee will be headed by Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and also comprise chief ministers of Bihar (Nitish Kumar), Sikkim (Pavan Chamling), UP (Yogi Adityanath), West Bengal (Mamata Banerjee) and Andhra Pradesh (N Chandrababu Naidu). The committee will make recommendations for increasing farmers' income through agriculture related activities under MGNREGA before sowing and after harvesting. The state government said in a release that it is committed to achieve the prime minister's goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022. It cited the example of the water conservation drive under which de-silting of river bodies was ...
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Water productivity crucial to agriculture, says NABARD 16.6.2018 Hindu: News
Report calls for shift in policy focus from land productivity to efficiency of water use; maps 10 major crops across States
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SHOCKING! TB kills 1,183 Indians daily 16.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'There is little doubt that India's tobacco epidemic is contributing to its TB epidemic,' says Neil W Schluger.
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Mahua goes mainstream 7.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The country’s sacred Adivasi spirit is set to hit liquor stores in the sunshine state, next week
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Publicity via PM sweetens Assam rasgulla-seller’s business 2.6.2018 Hindu: National
Modi’s ‘campaign’ have helped Hriday Deka get more orders for his sweets
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BJP loses Kairana LS seat, suffers reverses in Assembly bypolls too 1.6.2018 Hindu: News
Manages to retain Palghar LS seat in Maharashtra, while ally NDPP wins the Nagaland constituency
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Rejection of Modi wave? How Opposition used bypoll results 2018 to attack BJP 31.5.2018 Zee News : India National
The Narendra Modi-led BJP faced a barrage of attacks after its humiliating defeat in the bypolls held recently in 4 Lok Sabha and 10 assembly seats.
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Reduce dependence on govt orders: Smriti Irani to jute mills 31.5.2018 General News
Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani today urged the jute mill owners to reduce dependence on government orders and go for enhanced diversification of jute products. Presently, the government's Jute Packaging Materials (Compulsory use in Packing Commodities) Act, 1987 (JPM Act) allows mandatory packaging of 90 per cent of foodgrains and 20 per cent of sugar in jute bags. "Jute producers should go for enhanced diversified products rather than depend on government orders," Irani said at an event at the Merchants' Chamber of Commerce & Industry here. She said it was necessary to reduce dependence on the JPM Act. "West Bengal should become the largest exporter of diversified jute products," she added. Jute also holds great potential for finding application in the technical textiles sector which includes automotive applications and geotextiles. Geotextiles are permeable fabrics that are used in civil construction like building roads. Regarding the Technology Upgradation ..
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Tobacco use is falling, but not fast enough 31.5.2018 Central Chronicle
World No Tobacco Day  Kolkata, Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new WHO report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death and suffering from cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). For World No Tobacco Day 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) has joined […]
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Bypoll results 2018: Kairana has a loud message for Modi-Shah before 2019 31.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The BJP's loss in Kairana bypoll is seen as yet another dent in the invincibility cloak of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah
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Lets forget past and work together for development, says Mamata in Darjeeling 30.5.2018 Sify Finance
Citing the unprecedented violence, agitation and a prolonged shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills last year over the demands for separate state of Gorkhaland, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged locals to forget the past and "work together like a family" for the betterment of the people.
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Lets forget past and work together for development, says Mamata in Darjeeling 29.5.2018 General News
Citing the unprecedented violence, agitation and a prolonged shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills last year over the demands for separate state of Gorkhaland, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged locals to forget the past and "work together like a family" for the betterment of the people.
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WB govt seeks cooperation of all stakeholders to do away with 29.5.2018 General News
With single use plastic bags constituting half of total plastic waste, the West Bengal government today sought cooperation from all stakeholders to stop proliferation of such packets. To put to end the practice for using single use plastic bags, "which constitute 50 per cent of the total plastic wastes, we need cooperation from all," Principal Secretary, Department of Environment, Arnab Roy said at the Conference on Sustainable Waste Management. The event was organized by CII in association with the Department of Environment, West Bengal. He added the state government was serious about converting wastes into wealth in an environment-friendly manner and make recycling a source of job generation. Roy said the single use of plastic bags and bottles and piling of tonnes of waste generated at construction and demolition sites remained a matter of concern particularly in a densely populated state like West Bengal. He said challenges of solid wastes were no longer limited to ...
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Body of unidentified woman found in paddy field 29.5.2018 General News
Body of an unidentified woman was found in a paddy field in Pakur district today, police said. The people of Bishanpur villager noticed the body wrapped in a polythene sheet in the paddy field and informed the police. The police suspect that the woman was killed somewhere else and the body was dumped in the village. The cause of the woman's death could only be known after the postmortem report, they said.
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Tarantula spotted in Howrah, handed over to forest department 28.5.2018 General News
Villagers in Murgaberia area of Howrah district today spotted a tarantula spider in a banana plantation and handed it over to the forest department in a jar, an official said today. Personnel from the Howrah Forest Division reached the spot, which falls under Baghnan Police Station and handed the jar with the spider to a veterinary doctor in Garchumuk, the official said. "The spider appears to be a tarantula. We have sent it for further observation and analysis," Range Officer of Howrah Forest Division, Utpal Sarkar said. Tarantulas are known for its poisonous venom, and are found mainly across forests of Africa and South Asia. In recent weeks, there have been reports of tarantula findings in several districts of West Bengal.
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Mamata urges Centre to 'act' on fuel price surge 28.5.2018 Sify Finance
Urging the Centre to "act" on the surge in domestic petrol prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said agriculture and the common people were suffering because of the spike.
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Mamata urges Centre to 'act' on fuel price surge 28.5.2018 General News
Urging the Centre to "act" on the surge in domestic petrol prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said agriculture and the common people were suffering because of the spike.
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People troubled by fuel price hike, Centre should act: Mamata 28.5.2018 General News
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed concern over the rising fuel prices across the country. "Fuel prices are increasing again and again. All are being badly affected: agriculture, transport and common people are being forced to bear burden," she said in a tweet. The CM also urged the Centre to take measures to control the surge. "In spite of the grim situation, why isn't the Central Govt taking any serious steps to find a solution? They need to act," Banerjee, who is also supremo of the ruling Trinamool Congress, added. The youth wing of the ruling party had last week taken out rallies in several districts of the state to protest against the sharp rise in fuel prices across the country.
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Do and Learn-Paddy Craft of Orissa 28.5.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Under the education programme ‘Do and Learn’ organised by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangarahalaya (IGRMS) participant learnt Paddy Craft of Orissa artist from Limbhatta, Odissa. On the last day of the programme the artists Shadda Shiv Munda and Arjun Munda answered the questions of registered participants. No formal tools are used for making […]
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