AmidST a country-wide debate over women’s safety triggered by the Bengaluru molestation incident, Madhya Pradesh police have launched ‘MP e-Cop’, a mobile app and portal to facilitate girls to get immediate back-up merely with a push of a button.
“There is SOS (an international code signal of extreme distress) facility in ‘MP e-Cop’, which would trigger the SMS to phone numbers fed in the app by the girls/women,” Director General of Police (DGP) Rishi Kumar Shukla told.
Shukla said that special action plan is being prepared to tackle crimes against women. The DGP informed t...
The Kolkata municipality is planning to roll out a biogas-run passenger bus from March 30. “The bus gives a mileage of 20 km for one kg biogas that costs Rs 30,” Jyoti Prakash Das, Chairman and Managing Director of Phoenix India Research and Development Group, an alternative energy company, told the media.
This bus will have 75 seats and will have a nominal fare of Re 1 per passenger. Each bus will cost Rs 18 lakh. The renewable fuel is generated from waste. The bus is to run on the 17.5-km Ultadanga-Garia stretch and will be the first in the 12-bus fleet to be deployed along 12 routes
Kakinada MP Thota Narasimham has said Rs 1,000 crore will be spent on the beautification of Kakinada city that has been selected to be developed as ‘Smart City’. He said annually Rs 200 crore will be spent for next five years. The funds will come from both the state as well as the Centre. He said the beautification works will commence shortly and the city will also get all infrastructure facilities. Industries will be set up to generate employment, Narasimham said adding that state government was implementing several socio-welfare schemes for benefit of all.
With the country moving forward to aid the differently abled, as evident with the recently passed Disability Bill in Parliament, the Tripura government is trying to move along with the country launching a special dive to educate the disabled in their state. The state government has launched a special drive to provide education to every child, including those who are differently abled and do not attend school, said an official.
Director of Tripura Elementary Education Department, Uttam Kumar Chakma said, “On Sunday we launched the week-long ‘Vidyalaya Chalo Abhiyan’ to bring every single child aged 6-14-y...
Coinciding with its statehood day, Meghalaya government will introduce the first set of digital services under its, e-district programme from January 21 next. In the first phase of digitalization, the State Government plans to provide important certificates, including domicile certificates, birth and, death certificates, among others, digitally to the citizens. The programme will be implemented in eleven districts of the, State.
Official sources said the state’s IT Department has already assured that it will adhere to the deadline set by the government in providing, the essential documents through online application...
In a bid to develop the healthcare facilities in Arunachal Pradesh, the Health Mission of the state government has entered into an agreement with the Hyderabad-based Mediciti Healthcare Service Pvt Ltd. As per the agreement, the healthcare service provider will maintain the biomedical equipment at the public health institutions, including those in the PHCs. Mapping and flagging of the inventories have already begun.
Mediciti Healthcare Services will administer all maintenance activities in the public health institutions on behalf of the State government. It will also perform preventive maintenance of all medical equipment...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says that health, hygiene and education come first in his government’s agenda. He inaugurated a toilet complex consisting nearly 150 lavatories in a south Delhi neighbourhood. “Our government is committed to work for the poor,” said Kejriwal at the Kalkaji complex. “We have made 7,000 toilets for the people of Delhi, mainly for women in slum areas. About 945 toilets are still to be constructed,” said the Aam Aadmi Party chief.
To facilitate health facilities in the state, Haryana government is planning to issue health cards for all. State Health Minister Anil Vij said, “Tenders have been allotted to private agencies to prepare the health cards.”
He said that these health cards would facilitate the people in getting treatment for their ailments without repeated check-ups. He also added that 19 Community Health Centres and 72 Primary Health Centres were being constructed in the state.
Meanwhile, the government will soon set up a tertiary care cancer centre in Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt with the assistance of the central governm...
Madhya Pradesh has embarked on an ambitious plan to develop 1,100 ‘climate-smart’ villages with an aim to prepare farmers to manage the climate change risks timely and ensure good productivity.
“The government has been planning to develop 1,100 villages as climate-smart villages in a period of next six years,” said state Farmer Welfare & Agriculture Development Department Principal Secretary Dr Rajesh Rajora.
He said 100 villages in each of the 11 agro-climatic zones of the state would be taken up under the plan, which would incur a cost about Rs 150 crore every year. “The work is be...
In a women’s empowerment programme, the Rajasthan government has constituted 147 self-help groups (SHGs) providing them with Rs 52.80 lakh of commercial loan while promising further special markets to empower women.
Minister of State (independent charge) for Women and Child Development Anita Bhadel said the aanganwadis, a government sponsored child-care and mother-care centres, in Rajasthan are being empowered.
During a review meeting, she said from January 6 to 10, the department is holding Amrita Haat with the help of SHGs for empowerment of women and skill development.
Through the haat (weekly market)...
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy distributed loans worth Rs 1.5 crore each to women and differently-abled people in the union territory, to enable them to launch self-employment projects and petty businesses.
In an official release, Narayanasamy said the loans were given under a scheme of the Puducherry government-owned Corporation for Women and Differently-abled Persons covering 156 persons during the fiscal year 2016-2017.
Welfare Minister M Kandasamy, PWD Minister A Namassivayam, legislators and officials of the Corporation were among those present.
Andaman Island is all set to get the country’s first solar storage power plant. The country’s largest power generator company NTPC, has decided set up two solar storage power plants in the famous holiday destination. Unlike the previous plants, the new ones can store the excessive energy from the panel to have continuous energy availability even at night.
NTPC is planning to construct two such plants of 8 and 17 MW (mega watt) for a total capacity of 25 MW on the island. Both plants will be linked to the Port Blair grid. With this size of power storage the power plant can allow 24/7 power supply to even the remote locations of the island. The 8 MW plant at Chiria ...