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Jharkhand cabinet nod to PMU for fortified rice distribution in Jamshedpur

Sanction for Chandil subdivisional court, transport Nagar in Ranchi

Ranchi, Sept.28: The State Cabinet today approved for the selection of a project monitoring unit (PMU) to distributed and implement the Central government fortified rice scheme on a pilot basis in East Singhbhum (Jamshedpur).

“The cabinet nod would mean the appointment of a PMU for distribution of fortified rice on a pilot basis in the state as part of the Central government scheme through the public distribution shops,” said Jharkhand cabinet secretary Vandana Dadel.

Notably, the Union government in order to address anaemia and micro-nutrient deficiency in the country had approved a pilot scheme on “fortification of rice and its distribution under Public Distribution System” for a period of 3 years beginning 2019-20 with a total budget outlay of Rs 174.64 Cr.

The identified 15 states were asked to identify one district per state for implementation of the project on a pilot basis and in Jharkhand, East Singhbhum (Jamshedpur) was selected for the pilot project.

The cabinet also approved proposal for the development of a Transport Nagar at Sukurhuttu in Kanke in a 49.81-acre area and approved an amount of Rs 113.24 crore for the project.

Other important approvals given in the cabinet included termination of the old Kanta Toli Flyover project and approval of new flyover from Yogoda Satsang Ashram (Bahu Bazar) to Shanti Nagar via Bahu Bazar and Kanta Toli flyover. The cabinet also approved an amount of Rs 224.94 crore for the new flyover which will be completed in 24 months.

Apart from this, the cabinet approved Rs 150.05 crore for water supply project in Jhumri Tilaiya besides giving its nod for establishment of Jharkhand Exploration and Mining Corporation, reducing minimum age limit from 21 to 18 for Diploma holders aspiring for a job in municipal corporations, transfer of eight mini hydel power units of Bihar Hydro Electric Project on as is where is condition in Jharkhand in accordance with the Jharkhand High Court order delivered in 2014.

The cabinet also approved the name of E&Y as an event partner for participating in the World Expo at Dubai from September 30 to October 6, sanctioned 25 new posts of motor vehicle inspectors raising the number of posts to 49 from 24, and approved their posting according to the category of the city i.e three for class A city, two for Class B city and one for class C city.

Among the other decisions include the transfer of 58-acre land to Jharkhand State Housing Board for development of a residential colony at Duma in Manoharpur block of Deoghar district, establishment of a sub divisional court with seven courts at Chandil in Saraikela -Kharsawan district, transfer of 2.34-acre land for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Karra in Khunti district, the establishment of project monitoring unit for 45 rice fortification projects under which rice is be fortified with micronutrient powders before distribution through PDS system to eliminate malnutrition and anaemia from the state.

 Approval was given for creation of 25 posts of Motor Vehicle Inspector (Technical) under Transport Directorate (Transport Commissioner Office).

Approval was given to constitute sub-divisional court in Chandil sub-division under Seraikela-Kharsawan district.

 Approval was given for the formation of Jharkhand Exploration and Mining Corporation Limited under the Department of Mines and Geology, Jharkhand.

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