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State Scan: Noteworthy events that took place last week

Published: 3rd Oct 2021 11:18 pm

Telangana

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao proposed Haritha Nidhi, a green fund to support various activities to improve the green cover in the State, with which, it will become the first State in the country to come up with a green fund. Money for the Telangana Haritha Fund (Telangana Green Fund) is proposed to be mobilised from people at the time of registration of their property, renewal of their licenses, and admission of students into schools and colleges. KCR mooted the proposal during a discussion on Haritha Haram, the flagship programme of the State government for plantation across the State. He is confident that the green fund will make Telangana a role model in another sector.

Andhra Pradesh

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Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP) under the Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 to make the State garbage and litter-free, with emphasis on visual cleanliness. At a programme in Vijayawada, he flagged off about 4,000 new garbage collection vehicles for deployment in various urban and rural local bodies. The government is supplying 1.20 crore coloured (blue, green, and red) bins for 40 lakh households in 124 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). The Swachh Andhra Corporation has also drawn up plans to set up 225 garbage transfer stations in the ULBs. Also, 72 integrated solid waste management plants would be set up in the state under the Public-Private Partnership mode.

Karnataka

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai inaugurated the 31st district of the State, Vijayanagar, in the presence of former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and other special invitees. As part of the inauguration, Bommai laid the foundation for 56 developmental projects worth Rs 337 crore. Bommai announced that Heli-tourism will be promoted in the district. The people would be able to visit the district on Helicopters. Vijayanagar district is located in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region. The district is carved out of the Bellary district. It is the home of the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, Hampi and Virupaksha Temple — the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Odisha

On the occasion of International Coffee Day, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Koraput Coffee Cafe and a dedicated e-commerce platform (Koraputcoffee.org) to promote Koraput Coffee across the globe. The State government is planning to set up a number of such cafes across India, which will help in establishing the brand. Thus, transforming the lives of the local coffee cultivators. Coffee farming is transforming the lives in the tribal hinterland of Koraput. The district is located at a height of 3,000 feet above sea level, is ideal for coffee cultivation. This homegrown coffee is a single origin 100% Arabica coffee that will be competing with the specialty coffee market in near future.

Arunachal Pradesh

Over 200 species of butterflies were spotted at the fourth edition of the Namdapha Butterfly Meet in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district. The three-day meet was held at the Deban camp of Namdapha National Park (NNP) in the district and concluded on September 28. Significant species recorded during the meet, included the Saffron (Mota Massyla), Koh-i-noor (Amathuxidia Amythaon), Yellow Veined Lancer (Pyroneura Latoia Latoia) and the Zigzag Flat (Odina Decorates). Besides butterfly watching, various activities like nature walk, talks on butterflies and conservation were also organised during the event. Several butterfly experts and scholars who attended the meet also shared their valuable knowledge with the participating students.

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