Inaugurates the first Only Women Engineering College in Eastern India at Ramgarh.Foundation Stone for the Centre for Tribal Studies, Acharya Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh laid by PM Hazaribag: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Hazaribagh in Jharkhand on 17 February,2019. He unveiled several Development Projects for Jharkhand. Governor of Jharkhand Ms DraupadiMurmu, Union Minister Shri Jayant Sinha and CM of Jharkhand Shri Raghuvar Das was also present among other dignitaries.
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In an attempt to increase income of farmers Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) will organise a three day mega State level farmers fair called Agrotech 2019 Kisan Mela to disseminate awareness among farmers. The fair will begun on February, 2 and continue till February, 4 with the theme of Proper Agricultural Procedure for Beneficial Farming .Jharkhand based Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) institutes such as Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums, Namkum, Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Garhkhatanga, Namkum, National Bureau of Plant genetic Resources, Ranchi, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Research Centre Ranchi, Palandu and Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station, Hazaribagh are active partner of BAU in this three day mega event.
The Cold Wave condition commenced over many parts of the country from December 27 and 28 onward. Earlier, the temperatures were near normal to above normal as the gap between successive Western Disturbance was less. These Western Disturbances did not allow cold north northwesterly winds to continue for prolonged duration which would have dropped the day and night temperatures.In the last week of December, there was a gap of five to six days between the Western Disturbances which led to the flow of northerly winds up till Maharashtra and Telangana. The Cold Wave conditions were observed over Western Himalayas, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, parts of West Bengal and Chhattisgarh.
All petrol pumps along with linked Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) dispensing units in the national capital were shut on Monday in protest against Delhi government's refusal to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuels. The protest started from 6 am on Monday and remained till 5 am on Tuesday. Delhi has a higher VAT than neighboring states. In comparison to Delhi, fuel rates in bordering states like Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are cheaper, the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) said in a statement recently.On October 4, the Central government announced a cut of Rs. 2.50 a litre each for petrol and diesel and urged state governments to match the reduction to provide relief from high fuel prices. Maharashtra and Gujarat were among the first states to announce reductions of Rs. 2.50 per litre each. Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Assam, Uttarakhand, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir later announced similar moves. However, Delhi government refused to reduce VAT on both petrol and diesel, as reported by news agency Press Trust of India.
The festival of Durga Puja commemorates Goddess Durga 's homecoming and is considered as one of the most vibrant festivals in India. It is a post monsoon autumn festival also called Durga Pujo or Sharada Navratri that is observed in honour of Goddess Durga with fervent celebrations spanning West Bengal and large parts of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Tripura and Bangladesh.
The 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, will be grand celebration. Everyone s participation should be ensured in it. A year long event will help Gandhiji s thoughts and philosophy reach the new generation. What is the significance of Mahatma Gandhi s life in Jharkhand s perspective, there is a need to work on it, said Governor Draupadi Murmu while presiding over a meeting on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Saturday.She said Mahatma Gandhi gave special importance to villages. We also have to make the younger generation aware of his thoughts. School children should be associated with this event. Art, seminars, workshops etc. related to Bapu should be organized all over the year. Women should also participate in this, she said.
STAFF REPORTERGUWAHATI, Sept 23: Ayushman Bharat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi s flagship healthcare scheme will enable nearly half of Assam s populace to avail free medical treatment to cure critical ailments. Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the world s largest government funded health care programme, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM JAY) at Ranchi in Jharkhand on Sunday afternoon, State Health amp; Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma here announced that the scheme will cover 1.40 crore individuals of 27 lakh families.
Addressing a public gathering during the event, Prime Minister Modi said, quot;We are witnessing the special moment which in future will surely be regarded as one of the biggest service in welfare of mankind. We are taking a significant step to ensure that poor of the poorest get medical assistance and better medical facilities are provided to them. In over 400 districts of India, such an event is being organized and they will take forward the programme which we will start from here. quot;He also took a dig at past governments and said, quot;I was told that since Independence, Jharkhand only had three medical colleges and 350 students, and now after last four year we are looking at 8 medical colleges and 1200 students. I don #39;t think there can be a bigger example of how a work is done at a rapid pace. quot;
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana at an event in Ranchi in Jharkhand. Addressing the gathering at the event in Jharkhand capital, Prime Minister Modi said that the scheme would benefit the poorest people in the country."No other country is the world has such large scale healthcare programme," the Prime Minister said.
He was praising the rolling out of the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) Ayushman Bharat programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Ranchi in Jharkhand.The scheme aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually and is likely to benefit more than 50 crore people for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation through a network of empanelled healthcare providers.
Leeladhar Singh, a farmer from Madhya Pradesh 's Hoshangabad district, is losing patience. Since 2016, whenever he applies for crop loan, the bank deducts a part of the amount as premium for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yoja na (PMFBY) before disbursing it. ”They say the mandatory provision would insure me against crop losses. I have not received any money despite facing losses in the past four successive cro ping seasons, ” he says. Under PMFBY, launched in April 2016, the government appoints an insurance company, selected through bidding, to insure farmers in a cluster of districts against crop losses due to weather events, pest attacks or fire. The insurer charges the premium on an actuarial rate (an estimate of the expected value of future loss). Farmers under PMFBY pay a fixed 2 per cent of the sum insured for kharif crops and 1.5 per cent for rabi crops. The differe nce between the actuarial premium rate and the rate of insurance payable by farmers is shared equally by the state and Union governments (see lsquo;Has crop insurance worked for the farmers ', Down To Earth, 1 15 August, 2017). Singh says he has to shell out almost Rs 6,000 every crop season as PMFBY premium. ”Given an option, I would like to opt out of it, ” he adds. Far away from Hoshangabad, Chamarasa Mali Patil, a non lonee farmer and president of the Karnataka State Farmers ' Association, has already stopped subscribing to the scheme. ”I was excited when I heard about it and invested Rs 6,000 as premium in kharif 2016. A prolonged dry season ruined my gram and barley crops. My claims are yet to be honoured, ” he says. A government reply in Lok Sabha in March 2018 shows the number of farmers under PMFBY, both loanee and non loanee, has significantly reduced over the past years (see lsquo;Few takers '). The number of loanee farmers, who account for over 70 per cent of those under PMFBY since the insurance is a prerequisite for crop loans, has dropp ed by 20 per cent. The government has a plausible reason for it. According to the Reserve Bank of India, agricultural credit saw less growth (3.8 per cent) in 2017 18 in comparison to 12.4 per cent in 2016 17. This brought down the number of farmers under PMFBY. What 's worrying is non loanee farmers who had voluntarily joined the scheme are opting out of it mdash;and there are some 0.8 million such farmers like Patil. Prerna Terway, a researcher with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, says, ”The assessment of success of such a scheme depends on how many non loanee farmers are interested. Their numbers going down does not bode well for PMFBY. ” As the scheme enters its third year, the government is worried about its ambitious target of covering 50 per cent of the gross cropped area by March 2019. The extent of insured farms has reduced in last two years and only 30 per cent area is now covered under PMFBY (see lsquo;Target missed? '). So, where lies the problem? Analysts say delay in processing of claims is the reason PMFBY is losing favour with farmers. So far, insurance companies have settled only 45 per cent of the PMFBY claims made over the last three crop seasons. In May, during the meeting of the scheme 's National Level Monitoring Committee, the gov ernment admitted that in the first year claim settlements were delayed by over seven months. This has been reduced to two months in the second year. The delay is attributed to problems associated with the core mechanism involved in claim settlement mdash;the crop cutting experiment (CCE). Every crop season, a team of officials from the state agriculture department and local insurance company visits four rando mly selected fields in a village to assess crop loss. Using sampling method, they identify small areas on the fields and harvest the produce to ascertain yield of the season. This is CCE. The state shares the crop yield data with the insurer, which then decides the extent of crop damage and the claim amount. Going by PMFBY guidelines, insurance companies are bound to settle the claims within three weeks of receiving the yield data. But a working paper by ICRIER, published in February 2018, shows the government in 2016 17 conducted 0.92 million CCEs against the need of 3 million. Besides, hardly any investments have been made to make CCEs reliable and timely. A senior official at Agriculture Insura nce Company of India Ltd (AIC), says, ”States do not have humanpower even to conduct half of the targeted CCEs. ” The May 2018 report of the Union agriculture ministry shows most states delayed sending the yield data for kharif 2017 by three months while states like Jharkhand, West Bengal and Gujarat didn 't provide any data. The way officials conduct CCE has been another bone of contention. PMFBY guidelines say officials must use mobile based technology with GPS sta mping to improve transparency and quality of CCEs. But a few states mdash;Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Chhattisgarh mdash;have done, on a case to case basis. Most states do not have the required number of smart phones. Once transparency is questioned, the credibility of CCE data comes under fire. In early July, hundreds of farmers from Maharshtra 's Parbhani districts trooped down to Delhi and submitted a memorandum to Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh. They allege Reliance General Insurance (RGI), which is the insurer for the region, interfered in CCEs to see to it that the yield is declared very high so that it pays less compensation. The company does not have an office in the district and has not appointed a notified loss assessor at taluk level, as required under PMFBY. Though 11,000 farmers submitted premium under the scheme in kharif 2017, thousands of them did not feature in the beneficiary list and did not get compensation. Despite this, RGI has not conducted a grievance redressal, mandatory under PMFBY, they allege. RGI officials did not respond to Down To Earth queries. Expensive for government? States also do not appear to be as supportive of the scheme as they are expected to be. To begin with, several states are not regular in paying their share of premium citing heavy financial load (see lsquo;States reluctant... '). This means non initiation of the insurance process as the Centre pays its share only after the states have paid. According to the ICRIER working paper, high cost of actuarial premium could be a major hurdle for PMFBY. It accounts for nearly one third of the budget of the Department of Agriculture Coope ration and Farmers Welfare under the Union government. Many states say the premium accounts up to 40 per cent of their annual agriculture budget. Though it was expected that the increase in insured areas would reduce the premium rate, the premium rates have increased from 11.6 per cent of in kharif 2015 to 12.5 per cent in kharif 2016. Now, with less area under coverage it might increase further. The premium rates are spiralling due to two reasons. First is untimely notification by states for bidding by insurance companies. PMFBY guidelines say the notification must be issued at least a month in advance. But this has not been the case. For instance, only six states had issued bidding notification till June 13 for this year 's kharif season that starts in July. Experience shows such delay means a higher actuarial premium rate. This leads to the second reason. The insurance business has changed fundamentally. ”Most companies now transfer their risk to re insurance firms. Untimely notification and delayed subsidy payments do not inspire confidence in them, and they quote very high premium rates, ” says the senior AIC official. He offers a solution: Instead of bidding every crop season, it should be done once in three years so that insurance firms gain confidence to create infrastructure down to the level of village.
In a picture that has gone viral, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation is seen garlanding the convicts in the Ramgarh lynching case in Jharkhand at his residence on the outskirts of Hazaribagh.A group of people had lynched Alimuddin Ansari, 40, in Bazaar Tand locality of Ramgarh town on June 29, 2017, on the suspicion that he was carrying beef in his car. Forensic tests later confirmed that the meat he was carrying was beef.
Read More Established to facilitate higher quality education opportunities for the youth of Jharkhand to fulfill their hopes and aspirations in the year 2012, Sai Nath University Jharkhand has carved a niche in the academic sector of Jharkhand in a very short span of time. In an interview with the Pioneer, Pro Chancellor of the University Prof...
The results of Swachh Survekshan 2018, which aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country, were announced today by Minister of State for Housing Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday. Jharkhand was adjudged the best performing state in the survey followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
According to the statement, the partnership aims to work towards use of technology to provide insights to farmers to improve crop productivity, soil yield and control agricultural inputs with the overarching goal of improving farmers' incomes. First phase of the project will focus on developing the model for 10 Aspirational Districts across Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Read More The Jharkhand High Court (HC) on Friday sought a detailed report from the State Government with respect to attack on at least four lawyers by May 8. A Division bench of Justice SC Mishra and Justice BB Mangalmurti, while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Rajiv Kumar, also asked the lawyers ' body or the advocate concerned to lodge a court complaint in the assault case of Garhwa...
Read More Jharkhand is on the brink of experiencing another record breaking summer. Heat waves are expected to sweep the State, signaling scorching days for the residents...
Vinod Kumar, 29, executive engineer with Steel Authority of India (SAIL) in Jharkhand's Bokaro, alleged he was being threatened by a man named Surendra Yadav. "I have sought the intervention of senior police officials to get justice," Vinod said.He said Surendra and associates had kidnapped him when he was going to attend his friend's wedding at Islampur in Nalanda district on December 3 last year. He was taken to Mokama, 90km east of Patna, where don turned politician Surajbhan Singh was waiting for him.