States Current Affairs for UPPSC and Other State PCS – 2017

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Haryana launched Operation Durga to ensure women Safety

Similar to that of Uttar Pradesh’s ‘anti-romeo squad’, the Haryana government has launched ‘Operation Durga’ to ensure women safety in the state. Under this operation, teams formed by the Chief Minister’s Flying Squad visited public places such as schools, colleges, bus stands and railway stations and caught persons indulging in crime activities against women like eve-teasing, stalking, harassment and other such activities. Since women are hesitant in reporting incidents involving anti-social elements to the Police, the campaign, ‘Operation Durga’ was launched so that flying squads patrol those areas where such anti-social elements committed crimes against women.


Jharkhand police initiates Tare Zameen Par programme for underprivileged kids

Jharkhand Police has initiated Tare Zameen Par programme to enlighten children in Naxal-affected areas in the Palamau district of Jharkhand. This programme is aimed to restore confidence in the state police force and to encourage children to lead happy lives. As a part of the programme, the state police appealed the locals to donate bags, shoes, books and clothes to improve the basic amenities of the children in the Naxal-affected areas.



Madhya Pradesh Government launches Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana

Madhya Pradesh Government has launched Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana, a populist subsidised meal scheme for poor in the state.

The scheme has been named after the BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya. The first phase of the scheme was launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in 49 districts headquarters across the state.

With this, Madhya Pradesh becomes third state in the country to launch populist subsidised meal scheme. Tamil Nadu was first to launch such scheme under brand name of Amma Canteens followed by Rajasthan.

Key Facts
  • Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana will provide a full nutritious meal to poor people, workers and their families at subsidised rate of Rs. 5.
  • To implement the populist subsidised meal scheme, food centres (canteens) will be opened at each district. In case of big districts, more than one centre will be set up in accordance to local needs.
  • These centres will have arrangement to cater at least 2000 persons every day. They will provide cheap, good quality, nutritious and delicious food.
  • The funds for setting up these centres will be made available under CM’s Urban Infrastructure Scheme. Besides, local municipal bodies will make the water and electricity available free-of-cost to these centres.