Sufal Bangla scheme

News:West Bengal Government is implementing the Sufal Bangla Scheme which have protected consumers from the spike in food inflation. Facts: About Sufal Bangla Scheme: Sufal Bangla Scheme is an initiative of the Government of West Bengal. Objectives of the scheme: To help the farmer’s get premium price and have rational share in consumer’s price To… Continue reading Sufal Bangla scheme

Kanyashree scheme

News:West Bengal government has decided to set up Kanyashree University in Nadia district and Kanyashree colleges across the state so as to empower girls.  Facts: About Kanyashree scheme: The Kanyashree scheme was started by the West Bengal government to empower girls in 2013.  In 2017,the Kanyashree scheme won the United Nations for Public Service award… Continue reading Kanyashree scheme

World’s second largest coal block

News:West Bengal Chief Minister has invited the Prime Minister to inaugurate the mining project at the Deocha Pachami coal block in Kolkata. Facts: Deaucha Panchami coal block of Birbhum Coalfield Area is World’s Second Largest Coal Block situated in West Bengal. This coal mine is the largest coal mine or coal block in Asia due… Continue reading World’s second largest coal block

Article 324 and role of Election Commission

The Election Commission of India has curtailed campaigning in West Bengal for the final phase of the general election shutting down election campaigning 19 hours earlier than it was to end.It has also removed the  state’s Home Secretary and a senior police officer. This order comes after violence was reported in West Bengal during which… Continue reading Article 324 and role of Election Commission

Kanyashree stipends are no shield against trafficking

Despite being beneficiaries of the kanyashree scheme,the three young women were the victims of human trafficking between 2016-18. Kanyashree is a conditional cash transfer scheme of West Bengal.It is aimed at improving the status and well being of the girl child by incentivising schooling of teenage girls and delaying their marriages until the age of… Continue reading Kanyashree stipends are no shield against trafficking