Current Affairs - January, 2019

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Jiban Sampark Project of Odisha

The Chief Minister of Odisha announced the Jiban Sampark project of Odisha for the welfare of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups at the annual Adivasi Mela-2019.

The annual Adivasi Mela showcases the art, artefacts, culture, tradition, and music of the tribal community. The Adivasi Mela strengthen the livelihood of the tribal communities by creating a sustainable market and business opportunities for tribal artisans.

Jiban Sampark Project

The Jiban Sampark Project undertaken in association with UNICEF aims to generate awareness among Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in Odisha on various development and welfare initiatives of State Government, especially on women and child welfare.

The focus areas of Jiban Sampark Project are skill development, empowering communities, cooperation and innovation among the groups.

Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)

The category of the PVTGs was created with the purpose of enabling improvement in the conditions of certain communities with particularly low development indices. A separate category of PVTGs was constituted based on the recommendations of the Dhebar Commission in 1975.

PVTGs are identified by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs based on the recommendations from the state governments or Union territories. The highest numbers of PVTGs are found in Odisha.

India’s Second Tulip Garden to Come up in Uttarakhand

The government of Uttarakhand has obtained the permission to develop the tulip garden over 50 hectares of forest land in Pithoragarh district at a cost of Rs 50 crore. It will be the second Tulip garden in the country after the one located in Srinagar of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Tulip Garden will be developed by ONGC, under its corporate social responsibility programme in over 50 hectares of forest land near Chandak hilltop. The site was selected under the 13 districts, 13 new destinations’ scheme, to attract more tourists to the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.

13 districts 13 new destinations’ scheme

The government of Uttarakhand has launched 13 districts 13 new destinations scheme to develop 13 new destinations based on particular themes in the 13 districts of the state. The counters finalised under the scheme are shown below

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