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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Rajasthan launches ‘Jan Soochna Portal’

The state government of Rajasthan launched ‘Jan Soochna Portal’, a portal for quick access to information on government departments. The portal was launched by Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and is a step of state government towards making Rajasthan a model state for good governance and accountability in administration.

About Jan Soochna Portal

The public information portal has been developed by state’s information and technology (IT) department. In portal 23-24 types of information will be made available pertaining to 13 departments on a single platform. The information will also be available on self-service ‘E-Mitra Plus‘ kiosk.

Rajasthan has now become first state in country to provide information about a dozen departments on a single platform.

The portal has been launched under Rajasthan Innovation Vision (RAJIV) campaign.

The move will bring transparency and accountability, and empower the right of people to seek information.

With the launch of portal, state government has expressed its intention of using technology for transparency and would further strengthen and expand the scope of the Right to Information (RTI) law. Through this portal common man will get information pertaining to 13 departments online in a lucid language. The portal is inspired by the very spirit of Section 4 (2) of RTI Act, 2005, i.e. Proactive Disclosure of Information.

‘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.