Telangana Current Affairs

Union Home Ministry approves 17 new police battalions for J&K, Naxal-hit states

Union Home Ministry has approved to raise seventeen new police battalions in Jammu and Kashmir and the Naxal-hit states.

Of these 17 police battalions, 5 battalions will be for Jammu and Kashmir and 12 for the Maoist-affected states. In this regard central government will provide financial assistance which is around 61 crore rupees. 75 per cent of the required will be provided by the central government.

In case of Naxal-hit states, 75 per cent vacancies in these battalions will be filled up by youths from the 27 worst-affected districts. While in case of Jammu and Kashmir, the recruitment process will concentrate on insurgency prone areas.

Presently, there are 144 India Reserve Battalions in various states. In addition, Union Government recently has approved raising 8 additional India Reserve (IR) Battalions, four each for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Telangana government, ICRISAT ink MoU to promote IT-based information for farmers

Telangana government and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) inked MoU to promote IT-based information for farmers.

The MoU seeks to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based knowledge sharing platforms and other agricultural innovation initiatives to farmers in order to improve their productivity.

Under this innovative digital initiative expert systems delivery mechanism for real time advisories, information dissemination and improved access to market information will be revitalised.

It will also enable state government create new economic opportunities through digital agriculture and enable to create direct linkages between consumers and farmers.

Thus, partnership between both parties will help to boost collaboration in the field of digital agriculture along with agriculture value chain.

The MoU was signed by ICRISAT Director General David Bergvinson, C Parthasarathi, Secretary and Agriculture-Production Commissioner and Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary, IT, Electronics & Communications of Telangana Government.

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