States Current Affairs - 2019
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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Punjab government has announced that year 2015-16 will be will be observed as development year to give further fillip to the all-round development of the state.
It was announced by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, in Dhuri Assembly segment of the state.
For this state government will make concerted efforts for the overall development of the urban and rural areas in the state. In this regard, state government will be to provide ultra-modern civic amenities to the people in urban and rural areas and major schemes will be implemented in the current fiscal.
In urban areas state government will focus to provide the facility of water supply, sewerage, Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs), streetlights, roads and parks.
Whereas in rural areas provision of roads, disposal of waste water, potable drinking water and toilets will be state government thrust areas.
Maharashtra Government has launched Swachhata Saptapadi scheme on the lines of Union Government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with actor Aamir Khan who is brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Mumbai.
- The term saptapadi means vows taken during marriage by bride and groom in Maharashtra.
- Under this scheme, state government will introduce the concept of a pledge to create awareness and seriousness about the Swachh Maharashtra Abhiyan.
- The objective of the scheme is to expedite the process of cleanliness drive complete with toilet every household by October 2, 2015 and 2016.
- For successful implementation of the scheme by municipal councils and corporations, grants received from the 14th Finance Commission will be linked with it.
- Dumping of debris or waste will not be allowed at dumping grounds and processing of waste will be made mandatory.
The seven points of this scheme include
- A promise of participation of people in the Swachh Maharashtra campaign
- Mobilisation of public participation
- Construction of 100 per cent toilets in every corporation wards.
- Creation of awareness about segregation of dry and wet waste
- Adaptation of scientific method for waste disposal
- Take initiative for promoting greenery and open spaces.