24.07.21 Daily CGPSC (Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH

Fishery gets status of Agriculture in C’garh

Fishermen, like farmers, in Chhattisgarh are set to get benefits such as interest free loans as well as concessions in water and electricity cess following the government’s decision to give fishery the status of agriculture in the state.

This will not only promote fishery in the state but also bring about positive changes in the lives of 220,000 people engaged in the industry, an official communication said on Friday.

In the last two and a half years, the government’s efforts have resulted in a significant expansion of the fishery sector.

The state has registered a growth of 13 percent in terms of fish seed production and 9 percent in fish production. At present, fishermen get a loan of up to Rs 1 lakh at 1 percent interest and a loan of up to Rs 3 lakh at 3 percent interest.

Now with fishery getting the status of agriculture, people in the fishery sector will get loans from cooperative societies at 0 percent interest. Fishermen will also have credit card facility.

In Chhattisgarh, water for fish farming has to be supplied from irrigation dams and reservoirs through canal in an area of 30,000 hectares, for which fish farmers and fishermen pay Rs 4 per 10,000 cubic feet of water.

Chhattisgarh ranks sixth in the country for production of fish seeds and fishes. Now Chhattisgarh has a chance of moving up the rank and becoming the leading state in the field.

Chhattisgarh is self-sufficient in terms of fish seed production and supplies fish seed to Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Bihar.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

 

First Medal in Tokyo Games

 

Mirabai Chanu from Imphal won the silver medal and became the first Indian to win an Olympic medal at the Tokyo Games 2020 in the Women’s 49kg category.

Zhihui Hou of China won the gold medal in the women’s 49-kg weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics, lifting 210 kg, while Windy Cantika Aisah of Indonesia won the bronze medal. Chanu managed to lift 202 kg in the women’s 49kg category to become the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to win an Olympic medal. Mirabai Chanu registered a new Olympic record with a successful lift of 115kg in clean and jerk.

 

 

Historic Urban Landscape project of UNESCO

 

In Madhya Pradesh, Orchha and Gwalior cities have been selected by UNESCO under its Historic Urban Landscape Project.

Highlights:

The project was started in 2011. The historic Urban Landscape project of UNESCO for the cities of Orchha and Gwalior was launched by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing.Six cities of South Asia, including Varanasi and Ajmer, are already involved in this landscape project. Gwalior and Orchha have been selected as the 7th and 8th cities of South Asia.

 

NATIONAL

 

Honey Mission Programme Launched by KVIC

 

:During 2017-18, the Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) of the Ministry of MSME launched the Honey Mission programme.

It is being implemented in rural India to promote beekeeping activities and provide self-sustaining employment opportunities for farmers, Adivasis, and unemployed youth.

Beneficiaries receive Bee Boxes, tool kits, live bee colonies, and training as part of the program.

Additionally, traditional beekeepers are provided with long-term employment through the Ministry of MSME’s Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), which organises them into clusters and provides them with new machinery and training.

The scheme has approved 29 honey clusters, which will benefit 13,388 beekeepers, and the Indian government has provided financial assistance of Rs.68.65 crore.

It is also proposed that in the financial year 2021-22, eight Self-Help Groups be formed to benefit 80 beekeepers in the Bundelkhand Region.

 

Govt. Portal for Children Orphaned by COVID

 

For children orphaned by COVID-19, the government has established a portal that is accessible to all states and union territories. Any citizen can use the portal to notify the administration about a child who is eligible for assistance under this scheme.

The central government has announced the “PM-CARES for Children” scheme for all children orphaned by Covid-19.

Features of the Scheme:
♦ A corpus of Rs. 10 lakh
♦ Children’s Education (under the age of ten)
♦ Children’s Education (11-18 years)
♦ Higher education
♦ Medical Insurance

 

Schemes for the Welfare of the Minorities

 

The government is implementing various schems to promote the welfare and promotion of all sectors of society, including ethnic minorities, especially the economically weaker and oppressed sectors throughout the country.

This information was provided in the Lok Sabha by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs.

These schemess/programs implemented by the Minority Affairs Ministry are:

Pre-Matric Scholarship, Post-Matric Scholarship, Merit based Scholarship Scheme

♦ Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme
♦ Naya Savera –  Allied and Free Coaching scheme
♦ Padho Pardesh Scheme
♦ Nai Udaan
♦ Nai Roshni
♦ Seekho Aur Kamao
♦ Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)
♦ Jiyo Parsi
♦ Upgrading traditional arts/craftsmanship skills and training
♦ Nai Manzil
♦ Hamari Dharohar
♦ Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF)
♦ National Minorities Development & Finance Corporation equity

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