States - 2017 June

June 1

Telangana government to launch its own 'T­Wallet'.
'T­Wallet', the official digital wallet of Telangana State was launched on June 1, 2017 by Telangana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao.
Features of 'T­Wallet':
T-Wallet is available as an 'Any Time, Any Where' digital payment option for everyone.
Citizens can use T-Wallet to make payments for both Government and Private transactions.
It has been integrated with various Government departments and services such as MeeSeva, GHMC, HMWSSB, TSNPDCL, TSSPDCL, RTA.
Citizens with feature phone or no Phone can use Mee Sevacentres to open T-Wallet, Load money into wallet and make payments.
It supports Telugu & Urdu besides English.There is no service charge for using T-Wallet.
T-Wallet uses two factor authentications through Aadhaar + Biometric or Aadhaar + OTP to Aadhaar linked mobile number, for feature phone and no phone users.
It is hosted on Microsoft Azure platform.

June 2

Telangana CM announces 6­point comprehensive plan for farmers.
During the occasion of State Formation Day, Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao has announced 6­point comprehensive plan for farmers on June 2nd 2017 in Secunderabad.
The plans include the following points.
1.8 Thousand rupees cash assistance per acre per annum to each farmer in the state.
24/7 continuous electricity supply.
Formation of crop colonies and support price for their yield.
He also announced other welfares such as thousand rupees social security pension for single destitute women.
The state government is going to implement in coming days like the Chief Minister further announced 15 thousand rupees assistance to mother and child which includes 'KCR Kits' worth two thousand rupees to take care of their nutrition and health needs.

June 3

Telangana government distributes maternity kits.
The State Government kicked-off distribution of kits for newborns and mothers across Telangana. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao launched the programme at Government Maternity Hospital in Petlaburj.
Mr. Rao distributed the kits to six women at the hospital who had recently given birth. The kits contain supplies for the newborn’s well-being. An accompanying cash transfer scheme to the beneficiary mothers is also expected to be launched.

June 4

Three­day Modi fest begins in Andhra Pradesh.
The three­day festival Making of Developed India (MODI) fest was launched in Andhra Pradesh on 2 June 2017. It begins to celebrate the successful completion of the three­year rule by the Modi government.
The festival was inaugurated by former minister K. Lakshminarayana.
The festival would be held in three phases in three districts of Andhra Pradesh, at Government Ghantasala Music College in Vijayawada, Ambedkar Bhawan, Rajvihar Circle in Kurnool and at Gokul Park, Ramakrishna Beach in Visakhapatnam.
The purpose of the festival is to show various welfare schemes launched by the NDA government during the past 3 years.
The schemes were launched for the benefit of the common man, the farming community, the youth and especially the women for their empowerment in the society with the theme ‘sabka saath sabka vikas.

June 5

Telangana launches single­woman pension scheme, first in India.
Telangana State Government launched single­woman pension. scheme across the state, thereby becoming the first state in India to launch such scheme.
Under this scheme, Telangana State Govt. will provide 1,000 financial assistance per month to single women. The beneficiaries would get the pension in their bank accounts every month.
Officials have identified 108302 beneficiaries in 31 districts.
This scheme will benefit unmarried women, joginis and divorced women.
On June 4, 2017, Telangana state ministers and MLAs handed over the pension order to beneficiaries at different functions organised across the state.
Besides, children of single women would be admitted into all Telangana Residential Educational Institutions without having to write an examination or waiting for the lottery system.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launches mobile veterinary clinic.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launched Sexed Semen for Cows Supply Scheme (SSCSS) and inaugurated mobile veterinary clinic under Sanchara Pasu Vaidya Seva Kendram (SPVSK) with grant-in-aid under PPP.
The main aim was to provide veterinary service at the doorstep of farmers in uncovered areas.
The government identified 810 villages under 45 divisions and 45 vehicles would be in operation.

June 6

First rural LED street lighting project to take off in Andhra Pradesh.
After cities, energy efficient LED lights will now light up the rural areas of the country. To start with, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the Ministry of Power, is going to retrofit 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lamp in village panchayats in Andhra Pradesh which is the first project for rural LED street lighting in the country under the Government of India's Street Lighting National Project (SLNP).
According to an official release, the project will yield energy savings of approximately 147 million units of electricity annually and lead to a reduction of 12 crore tonnes of CO2 .
The upfront capital cost of this project is being funded by French development agency Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD). EESL will carry out the entire annual maintenance and do the warranty replacement for a period of 10 years.

June 8

Naidu faces uphill task completing Amaravati, Polavaram projects by 2019.
With two years to go for elections, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu faces an uphill task of completing two of his pet projects - the development of the greenfield capital city of Amaravati and completion of the long-pending Polavaram irrigation project.
Handicapped with lack of proper administrative infrastructure, Naidu enters the fourth year in office with the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government, the TDP ally, not adding much to the comfort of the State.
Naidu had been shuttling between Hyderabad and Vijayawada for the past three years. With temporary structures constructed paving way for Secretariat and Assembly buildings, the situation is now better. Nearly 10,000 plus government staff have also either moved to Vijayawada or are shuttling between Hyderabad and Guntur for work.

June 9

CM to lay stone for coffer dam.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will lay the foundation for the coffer dam of the Polavaram project.
Mr. Naidu is determined to complete the project as per schedule and release water through gravity by 2018. He has been visiting the project site every month to inspect the progress.
The coffer dam is proposed to divert water from the Godavari through an approach channel to facilitate construction of the earth-cum-rock-filled (ECRF) Dam.

June 10

FICCI: GST regime will boost GDP.
The Goods and Services Tax regime will boost the country's GDP by at least 1 to 1.5 per cent by next year, according to FICCI Secretary General A. Didar Singh.
During a visit to Hyderabad, Singh shared his thoughts on the economy and how it is entering the next growth phase post-GST implementation.

June 11

TS records bumper paddy harvest.
Against the backdrop of all time high production of paddy in Telangana this year, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has asked officials to make remittances to farmers as and when the produce is procured and not to take into consideration the amount of payment for procurement.
The officials, led by Civil Supplies Commissioner C.V. Anand, informed Mr. Rao that the department had already procured 37 lakh tonnes of paddy so far this year against only 9 lakh tonnes last year.
Another 2 lakh tonnes of paddy is likely to arrive at the market yards.

June 12

Steps afoot to promote Vizag as a fintech destination.
After partnering with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and appointing KPMG as its consultant, the State government is keen on creating a platform to connect with various players considered a pre-requisite for an ecosystem to promote Visakhapatnam as Fintech Valley-Vizag.
IT Minister Nara Lokesh, during his recent visit to Visakhapatnam, the government's thrust was on creating trained manpower to attract big players to the city after tying up with Thomson Reuters, Visa, Paytm and other firms. A building taken on rent at Rushikonda was declared India's first Fintech Tower during December, 2016.
Fintech Valley-Vizag has plans to institute $1 million challenge award for the best fintech startups across the globe. The plan of the government is to create a fintech use case repository, $100 million Fintech Valley Fund for innovation and extend regulatory support through the Chief Minister’s Fintech Advisory Board.

June 13

'Back to School' programme launched.
Krishna District Collector B. Lakshmikantham has warned of severe action against those who engage children as labourers and as domestic help.
Inaugurating a week-long campaign against child labour and 'Back to School' programme, all children aged below 14 years should be in school under the Right to Education Act, 2009, and stern action would be taken against those who violated the Act. Persons having information on child labour could alert the officials by calling '100' or '1098'.
The programme was organised as part of the ''World Day Against Child Labour'' by the National Child Labour Project (NCLP), Krishna district unit, in association with Labour, Women Development and Child Welfare, Education, Police, Revenue, Municipal Corporation, Juvenile Welfare and other departments in association with the non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

June 14

Telangana government launches website for online sale of cattle.
Farmers in the state will be able to sell and purchase cattle online.
The state government launched a website to facilitate this service.
The online sale or purchase of cattle through pashubazar. website will help farmers as the cattle need not be brought to shandies every time and farmers can save on transportation cost on cattle.
According to Animal Husbandry assistant director V. Jagannatha Chary the website was intended for sale or purchase of cattle among farmers.
Farmer can keep maximum five registrations for sale at any time.