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Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates Development Works in UK & Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Memorial in Bidar, Karnataka

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Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah inaugurates several development worksOn March 30, 2023, the Union Minister Amit Shah, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was on a visit to Uttarakhand (UK) to inaugurate development works viz. Computerization of UK’s Multipurpose Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperative Societies (MPACS), Joint cooperative farming, Jan Suvidha Kendras and Janaushadhi Kendras in Haridwar, UK.

  • He also launched the model of integrated collective cooperative farming in 95 development blocks of UK.
  • He attended the 113th convocation ceremony of the Gurukul Kangri University; and the inauguration ceremony of the Patanjali University/Patanjali Vishwavidyalaya at Patanjali Yogpeeth, and Sanyas Diksha Mahotsav, as the chief guest, in Haridwar.

The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Pushkar Singh Dhami along with other officials was also present during the inaugurations.

Key Points:

i.The computerization of Primary Agricultural Credit Society (PACS) began in Uttarakhand on October 30, 2021, marking the first such effort in India. As of now, computerization of all 670 PACS in the state has been completed.

ii.Under the Cooperative Societies, Uttarakhand became the first state to initiate 95 Jan Aushadhi Kendras and Jan Suvidha Kendras.

  • The Jan Suvidha Kendra provides access to more than 300 schemes of both the Central and State Governments, directly to the villages.
  • The cooperative Jan Aushadhi Kendras also offer medicines at a discount of about 50-90% to the people.

iii.The Uttarakhand government has secured the first position in the cooperative sector in India by accomplishing the computerization of 307 cooperative bank branches and 670 MPACS.

On this occasion, he also honoured farmer Rajesh Sazwan with Sehkari Kisan Gaurav Samman 2023 for doing excellent work in the field of horticulture and agriculture. He also honoured Women Self help group and farmer Bhura Singh under Deen Dayal Yojana.

Home Minister unveils the statues of Lord Basaveshwara and Nadaprabhu Kempegowda in Bengaluru

On March 26, 2023, Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled the statues of Lord Basaveshwara and Nadaprabhu Kempegowda at the State Assembly premises in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

  • The Chief Minister (CM) of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai along with other dignitaries was also present.
  • Lord Basaveshwara and Nadaprabhu Kempegowda are two prominent historical figures from Karnataka.

Key Points:

i.Karnataka tops the list of states in India in terms of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), with an investment of Rs 2.72 lakh crore.

ii.Bengaluru boasts 39 start-ups with an asset valuation surpassing $1 billion.

iii.Karnataka contributes 25% to India’s space sector.

iv.Karnataka also ranks first in the innovation index and defense aircraft manufacturing. Of all the aircraft produced in India, 75% are manufactured in Karnataka.

Home Minister inaugurates Gorata Martyr Memorial and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Memorial in Bidar, Karnataka

On 26th March 2023, Union Home Minister also inaugurated Gorata Martyr Memorial and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Memorial and also unfurled the 103 feet high tricolour at Gorata ground in Bidar, Karnataka

Key Points:

i.This monument of Sardar Patel is a symbol of the liberation of the people of Hyderabad-Karnataka-Marathwada from the cruel rule of the Nizam.

  • In 1948, at Gorata ground, the Nizam killed hundreds of people for hoisting a two-and-a-half-feet tricolor.

ii.Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was also known as Iron Man of India.

Recent Related News:

i.On 4th February 2023, Union Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of a Rs 450 crore nano urea plant and township of the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) in Deoghar, Jharkhand. This will be India’s 5th nano urea plant.

ii.Union Minister Amit Shah inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 21 development projects worth Rs 1,311 crore in Moirang, Manipur.

About Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA):

Union Minister – Amit Shah (Gandhi Nagar Constituency, Gujarat)
Minister of State (MoS) – Nityanand Rai (Ujiarpur, Bihar); Ajay Kumar Mishra (Kheri, Uttar Pradesh); Nisith Pramanik (Coochbehar, West Bengal)