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Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.

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‘Mukhya Mantri Dal Poshit Yojana’: launched in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched a scheme called ‘Mukhya Mantri Dal Poshit Yojana’ to provide state ration card holders two kilograms of two different varieties of pulses available at prices much lower than the market rate. During the launch CM distributed pulse packets among the beneficiaries.

About Mukhya Mantri Dal Poshit Yojana

Under the scheme State government will offer a subsidy of Rs.15 per kilogram on variety of pulses identified, including chana, malka and masur.

Each eligible beneficiary and ration card holders in state will get 2 kgs of pulses at subsidised rates every month under the scheme.

Pulses at subsidised rates to people will fulfill their protein requirement. The scheme will help in achieving Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a healthy India.

23.32 lakh ration card holders of state will benefit from the scheme. They will get 2 kgs of Chana dal (chickpeas split) at rate of Rs.44 per kg in Septemver 2019. Currently, Chana dal comes at Rs.65-Rs 70 per kg in the open market.

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Madhya Pradesh government offers cows for adoption online

The state government of Madhya Pradesh is launching an online service for those wanting to adopt a cow and provide sheds to them at gaushalas (cow shelters) across the State. People can adopt a cow for a minimum period of 15 days and can go on supporting it till animal’s lifetime. This initiative is part of Madhya Pradesh government’s ‘Project Gaushala’.

Key Highlights

Contributions: Through the online service to be offered by government, donors would be able to pick a gaushala from 626 in State, and pay the amount to fulfil a cow’s diet of half a kilo (0.5 kg) of grain, 5 kilos of green feed and 10 kilos of wheat chaff a day, in case of a non-lactating, non-pregnant cow. Paying for a cow’s feed for 15 days would cost Rs.1,100 and for taking care of cow’s diet for 10 years would cost Rs.3 lakh while feeding a cow for 6 months would cost Rs.11,100. Each contributor will be featured on Animal Husbandry Department’s website and receive a certificate.

Initially the donors would not be able to pick a specific cow to feed but if the service receives a positive response, the state department may post details of cows with photographs online so that donors could pick their choice.

Donation overview: District Collectors would be responsible for making sure that donations are put to desired use and state Department will keep donors informed.

Users: The online service could be used by donors, including NRIs who could pay gaushala managers directly for a borewell, a bull, a biogas plant or a shed. A bull would cost donors Rs.1.5 lakh that the Department would procure from other States to designated gaushala.

Why MP has taken the step? There are nearly 7 lakh abandoned cattle in MP and 13 lakh left on streets by rearers during the day, therefore Gaushalas manages to houses at least 75% stray cattle.

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