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KVIC launches Bamboo and Sandalwood Plantations initiative

On June 25, 2020, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission launched sandalwood and bamboo plantation in order to monetize the assets. Highlights KVIC began its drive of plantation by planting 500 saplings of bamboo and sandalwood at its Nashik training centre. The centre is spread over 262 acres of land. The sandalwood saplings were procured ..

Nagaland has imposed a COVID-19 Cess on Petroleum

States are starting to target petroleum for revenue. Nagaland recently imposed a cess on petrol and diesel sales. Cess Cess is a type of tax that is charged on a commodity over and above the base tax liability of the tax payer. It is generally imposed when the government needs to raise funds for a ..

Use of radio for education in times of pandemic

The lockdown to curb the pandemic is threatening the education of many children across the world. In this context, governments are looking at radio as a medium for educating the children from the lower income families. Madhya Pradesh’s Radio School The Madhya Pradesh government is to launch a unique radio school. All the channels of ..

Assam to construct 33 stadiums under ‘Uttaran’ scheme

The Assam government is set to construct as many as 33 stadiums in the state under ‘Uttaran’ scheme. Rs.300 Crore is to be spent for the project of building the stadiums across the state. Moreover, the state is to provide a financial assistance of 50 thousand rupees to one thousand players and a grant of Rs. ..

Assam government announces subsidy for orthodox tea-growers

The Assam government recently announced a subsidy of Rs7/kg for orthodox tea-growers in the state during its budget presentation. The state government will also provide a subsidy on orthodox machinery for tea-manufacturing units and 3% interest subvention on all term and working capital loans for Orthodox tea growers. The state Budget has also allotted Rs.250 ..

SDG Conclave 2020 held in Assam

NITI Aayog recently organised ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conclave 2020: Partnerships, Cooperation and Development of North Eastern States’ in Guwahati, Assam. The conclave was organised in association with the North Eastern Council, Government of Assam, Tata Trust, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). The three-day event commenced ..

Assam’s sitting MLA Pranab Kumar Gogoi passes away

The MLA of Sivasagar constituency in the state of Assam, Pranab Kumar Gogoi recently passed away. He had also served as the Speaker of the Assam state assembly. The noted legislator was born in 1936 and was an advocate by profession. He was a veteran member of the Congress Party and was first elected to ..

Historic Tripartite Agreement signed to resolve the Bodo issue

For a comprehensive solution to the Bodo issue, The Central Government and the State Government of Assam on Monday, 27th January 2020 signed a tripartite agreement with the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The Bodo tribal group was demanding a separate state of Bodoland from Assam for several years. The agreement was signed in ..