Jammu and Kashmir Current Affairs - 2019

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Awards under Swasth Bharat Yatra

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had launched Swasth Bharat Yatra to amplify its Eat Right India initiative. Swasth Bharat Yatra was a 100-day consumer outreach programme.

The Yatra saw the participation of around 2.5 crore people across various States and UTs. It also led to the creation of 21,000 local ‘Eat Right Champions’ who would sustain this movement in the future.

Awards for Exemplary participation

The following states were awarded for their Exemplary participation:

  • Best State Overall: Tamil Nadu
  • Best States with a population above 3 crore: Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
  • Best States having a population less than 3 crore: Punjab, Goa and Delhi
  • Special awards: Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttrakhand were given special awards for their participation despite their hilly and difficult terrain.

Eat Right Start-Up Awards were also be given for innovative food products, food services, food testing and community outreach and engagement at the ceremony.

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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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