Cabinet Decisions: Private parties to run liquor shops in the state

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Ranchi: The Jharkhand Government has decided to give 90 percent subsidy to the farmers on seeds for Rabi crops in the state. A
decision in this regard was taken in the meeting of the state cabinet which was chaired by Chief Minister Raghubar Das at the
project building here. The government reasoned that keeping in mind the delay in monsoon and lack of rainfall in the state it has been
decided that the farmers would be provided seeds for Rabi crops on 90 percent subsidy.

The Jharkhand government has approved to constitute new regulations for running the liquor shops in the state under which the state government will give do away with the present system of running the liquor shops on its own. Instead under the new system, private parties would be given the license to operate the liquor shops which would be allocated through the process of e-lottery. The government has also approved to set new rules for the supply of country-made liquor in the state. It was decided that five multipurpose examination halls would be set up in five districts of the state at a cost of Rs 48.72 crore. 

The cabinet also approved the revised fee for the public prosecutor appointed for revenue council Ranchi. On the other hand, the DA for the government employees has also been increased from 1/7/2018. The cabinet has also decided to submit the CAG report over the social and economic sectors of the state for the year ending March 31, 2017 at the floor of the assembly along with the CAG report on the PSUs in the state for the same period.

It was decided that an area of 19.76 acres of land in Chandwa circle area of the Latehar district would be given to the Union Railways Ministry for construction of Tor- Biratoli-Mahuamilan BG line while an area of 0.14 acres would be given to the Union Home Ministry to
set up the regional office of the Narcotics Control Bureau in Hehal circle area of Ranchi. Similarly, an area of 0.16 acres in Gomia
circle area of Bokaro district would be given to ONGC on payment of Rs 7.20 lakh to dig up wells on lease with the option of lease renewal after 30 years.

The government has also decided that an area of 7.01 acres of land would be given free of cost to Kendriye Vidyalay Sangathan to set up a Kendriye Vidyalay in Sarikela. In another major decision, the government gave nod to a proposal worth Rs 637.44 crore to roll out BharatNet Project Phase -2 in 11 districts of the state including Pakur, Godda, Dumka and Jamtara of the Santhal Pargana division. 

In another key decision, the government has decided to form regional development authorities for Kolhan, Palamu, Santhal Parganas and North Chottanagpur Division while it has been also agreed to expand the area of operations of the Ranchi Regional Development
Authority. A proposal to rename Nagan Untari subdivision of Garhwa district as Bansidharnagar Subdivision was also given nod by the government in the meeting.

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