- Bihar expecting a rich paddy harvest in this kharif season
- Cops in Bihar to live in Bulletproof houses
- A Novel initiative by Nitish and co in Bihar
- Anna Rakhi selling most
- 65 new industrial units got land in Bihar
Posted: 13 Aug 2011 06:22 AM PDT
Bihar is all set to reap a grand paddy harvest this season after two years of low paddy harvest in 2009 and 2010. With recent precipitation compensating for deficient rain in south Bihar districts in July, agricultural scene has brightened up. The mood among farmers have changed from that of despair to one of high spirits, and consumes worried at ever-rising prices have reason to take heart.
As compared to last year, the area under paddy cultivation has gone up by about 50% this year. Against 24 lakh hectares in 2010, the paddy acreage has increased to 35 lakh hectares.
“The state will witness bumper paddy harvest this kharif season. Of late, there were some concerns over drought-like situation in some parts of south Bihar due to lack of rains. But recent spells of rain have removed all such concerns,” agriculture production commissioner Ashok Kumar Sinha told
Posted: 13 Aug 2011 03:19 AM PDT
Police Cops in Bihar will get bullet proof barracks to live in.According to soruces, the department will spend Rs 30 crore for the purchase of bulletproof prefabricated barracks, which are currently being used by central police organizations (CPOs) engaged in forward areas and a few states, including Chhattisgarh.
It is a new concept and Bihar would have this kind of barracks for the first time. Such barracks would definitely boost the morale of the police force and infuse a sense of security among them, particularly those deployed in hard-core naxal areas and difficult hilly terrain in the state. According to a senior police officer, such barracks would be installed in 15 districts.
ADG (headquarters) Rajyavardhan Sharma said that the task of purchasing bulletproof, prefabricated and reerectable barracks has been assigned to Bihar Police Building Construction Corporation, which has invited expression of interest from the firms engaged in making such barracks. Apart from barracks, the police headquarters also intend to have bulletproof ‘morcha (picket)’, he said. Each barrack would be like a house as it would have bathroom, kitchen, dinning hall, toilet and bedrooms.
Posted: 13 Aug 2011 02:30 AM PDT
JDU on Thursday kicked off its novel drive to enrol 50 lakh members and plant an equal number of trees in the state simultaneously.
Christened Harit Bihar Abhiyan, or green Bihar campaign, the drive was launched by chief minister Nitish Kumar from his native Kalyanbigha village, 60km from the state capital. He planted two saplings in the garden where the statues of his father and wife are installed. The garden already has 100-odd plants of different varieties.
After planting the saplings, Kumar got his membership of the party renewed and handed over 500 saplings to the 500 villagers who assumed the party’s membership on the occasion. They assured ‘Munna Babu’ (Kumar’s childhood name) to plant the trees and look after them.
Posted: 13 Aug 2011 02:28 AM PDT
The Chrishma of Anna Hazare has been observed in the sell of Rakhi this time.A day ahead of Raksha Bandhan also known as Rakhi celebration, rakhis sporting the face of the 74-year-old Gandhian or named after him are doing brisk business across the state.
And those dedicated to political heroes like chief minister Nitish Kumar or his rival Lalu Prasad are lagging behind.
Clearly, the activist, whose fast unto death for an anti-corruption Lokpal bill in April had fired the imagination of many thousands and who embarks on another hunger strike Aug 16, has touched a chord.
“Rakhis named after Anna are selling briskly,” said Guddu Singh, a shopkeeper at the wholesale market in Old Patna city.
He said it was the first preference for people. “Anna has a clear edge over Nitish and Lalu in the rakhi market,” he said.
Agreed Surender Kumar, another shopkeeper: “The demand for rakhis with a picture of Anna is high among all, including girls, youth and children.”
Till last year, said Mohammed Hashib, Nitish Kumar and Lalu reigned.
“The rakhis are in huge demand. Even those who do not purchase these rakhis want to have a look at them.”
Interestingly, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi or Prime Minister Manmohan Singh don’t really figure in the rakhi markets.
According to theatre activist Aneesh Ankur, Anna Hazare had become a hero figure amongst the people.
This should be good news for the Gandhian, who has rejected the government version of the Lokpal bill as inadequate and reiterated his decision to sit on an indefinite fast from Aug 16 in New Delhi.
Posted: 13 Aug 2011 02:19 AM PDT
BIADA- The Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority has allotted 23.15 acres of land to 65 different industrial units at Muzaffarpur, Ramnagar, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Dharampur (Darbhanga), Pandaul (Madhubani) and Samastipur industrial areas in north Bihar.
These allotments were made in the meetings of Project Clearance Committee (PCC) from August 3 to 10 at BIADA’s offices in Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur, chaired by the BIADA managing director. The meeting was attended by the representatives of Bihar Industries Association, Confederation of Indian Industries, Bihar state council, and Bihar State Pollution Control Board. According to a BIADA release, plots were allotted to 65 entrepreneurs for setting up, among others, food processing, plastic and textile units, and printing press with a total investment of Rs 1,115.49 crore, according to executive director, BIADA, Bhogendra Lal.
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