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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Maharashtra Government launches Bhagyashree scheme for girls

Maharashtra government has launched Bhagyashree scheme for girls. The scheme replaces state government’s previous Sukanya scheme.

Bhagyashree  scheme was launched by was launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with the actress Bhagyashree who is brand ambassador of the scheme.

Under the Sukanya scheme, the state government was to earmark an amount of Rs. 21,200 for each girl child born in a Below the Poverty Line (BPL) family.

While the Bhagyashree scheme aims at providing one lakh rupee on maturity after the girl completes 18 years of age.

State government is seeking to link the Bhagyashree scheme with the Union Government’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme.

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North-East India’s first Kisan Call Centre opens in Agartala, Tripura

North East India’s first Kisan Call Centre (KCC) was opened in Agartala, Tripura. It was launched by Tripura Chief Minister  Manik Sarkar.

The call centre is financed by Tripura government and will be run by experts of agriculture, fisheries, horticulture and animal husbandry from a private enterprise.

Key facts

  • KCC Agartala will work daily from 6 am to 10 pm and provide a real time advisory and immediate solution with expert consultation to farmers from Tripura on various agriculture related issues.
  • It includes expert consultation seed procurement, agro-metric, fertilisers, soil health, pesticides usage and marketing of the produces.
  • Farmers from neighbouring states of Tripura also will be provided by similar services by Kisan Call Centre.

Tripura also launched farmer’s portal to issue advisory to farmers for farm production under direct supervision of the experts.

Background

Previously, Union Government had started the KCC service in all states through Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO). However due to the language deficiency, it failed to cater to the farmers.

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