Economy of West Bengal Current Affairs, GK & News

V.P. Pathak took over as Member (Materials Management) of Railway Board

V.P. Pathak took over as Member (Materials Management) Railway Board. Previously, he had been working as Director General (RS), Railway Board since June 2018, and General Manager of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works since December 2016. Shri Pathak was Indian Railway Stores Service Officer of 1980 batch. He has worked in different capacities in ER, NR, NCR, ..


CCEA approves extension of norms for mandatory packaging in Jute Materials

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved to expand the scope of mandatory packaging norms under Jute Packaging Material (JPM) Act, 1987. It has approved that 100% of the food grains and 20% of sugar shall be mandatorily packed in diversified jute bags. Initially 10% of indents of jute bags for packing foodgrains will ..



Jute-ICARE Project

A pilot project Jute-ICARE (Jute Improved Cultivation and Advanced Retting Exercise) has been launched in January, 2015, in selected Blocks of West Bengal and Assam where jute cultivation is popular to improve income of farmers through both increase in yield and improvement in quality of fibres. The project is being implemented by NJB in association with Jute ..


Gobindobhog Rice

The Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) has granted geographical indication (GI) status to Gobindobhog rice, a speciality from Burdwan district of West Bengal. It is a short grain, white, aromatic, sticky rice having a sweet buttery flavor. It derives its name from its usage as the principal ingredient in the preparation of the offerings to Govindajiu, the family deity of the Setts of ..


The Gobindobhog rice gets Geographical Indication (GI) status

Gobindobhog rice from Burdwan district of West Bengal has recently got the Geographical Indication (GI) status. As a result of getting the GI tag, rice from other regions or rice of other varieties cannot be branded as ‘Gobindobhog’. Hence, the marketability of the rice would be strengthened, for the local, national and international markets. The ..


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