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- On 16th May, 2022, 'Rajasthan Nikshya Sambal Yojana' was launched by the State Government with the objective of getting public support to provide help and social support to the TB patients of the State.
- The scheme was launched by the State Tuberculosis Section at a meeting of the State TB Forum chaired by Dr. Prithvi, Government Secretary, Department of Medical and Health at the auditorium of Swasthya Bhavan.
- On the occasion, Government Secretary Dr. Prithvi also released the poster of 'Rajasthan Nikshya Sambal Yojana'.
- In the meeting, Dr. Prithvi appealed to all the industries, corporate institutions, public representatives, voluntary organizations, etc. of the State to cooperate in providing nutrition, employment oriented and educational support to TB patients and their families and to play their social participation in creating a TB-free state.
- Mission Director, National Health Mission, Dr. Jitendra Kumar Soni laid special emphasis on collective participation to achieve the goal of TB elimination. He also directed to check all TB patients for HIV and diabetes.
- Director, Department of Public Health, Dr. V.K. Mathur said that pre-treated patients are being identified as TB champions by the department at all the health centres in the state, who will play an important role in diagnosing the problems of TB patients.
- The TB champions will be the voice of TB patients in the community and will also help in getting the assistance being provided by the Department for nutritious food under the 'Nikashya Poshan Yojana'.
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- On May 16, 2022, Jaipur District Collector Rajan Vishal launched the second phase of the 'Chuppi Todo, Sayani Bano' campaign at Government Higher Secondary Girls' School, Gangouri Bazar.
- The district collector said that the campaign has been launched in Jaipur after Nagaur and Alwar districts.
- As part of the 'Chuppi Todo, Sayani Bano' campaign, a workshop was organized in 929 schools of the district, in which about one lakh 30 thousand adolescent girls participated. The workshop was briefed on menstrual hygiene management by the trained teachers.
- Sanitary napkins were provided free of cost to girls under the UDAN scheme of the State Government in the workshop. As part of the campaign, every girl student was provided with a booklet on menstrual hygiene management and posters and banners on the theme 'Good Touch Bad Touch' in every government school.
- As many as 3,716 girls selected from class 9th to 12th have been appointed as hygiene ambassadors in the district. These girls will also make the girl students studying in the school aware as well as the parents, public representatives, anganwadi workers, ANMs, Saathins, ASHA Sahyogini and out of school girls.
- It is worth mentioning that before the second phase of the campaign, workshops, training, public awareness programmes and other activities were organized in a phased manner at each subdivision and gram panchayat level in Jaipur district.
- In the first phase of the campaign, 2,223 teachers working in government schools were trained from 14th to 16th March.
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- On May 16, 2022, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav informed that a notification has been issued to declare the Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary in Bundi district of Rajasthan as the 52nd tiger reserve in the country.
- After the notification, Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary has become the fourth tiger reserve of Rajasthan. At present, There are Ranthambhore, Sariska and Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserves in Rajasthan.
- The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) had accorded 'in-principle' approval for creation of Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary and adjoining areas as tiger reserves on July 5, 2021 under the provision of Section 38 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
- In order to accord the approval granted by NTCA, an Expert Committee was constituted by the State Government for identification of Critical Tiger Habitat (Core) and Buffer Area of Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve.
- A report was submitted by the Committee to the State Government on 24th January, 2022 for determination of the core and buffer area of Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve, District Bundi.
- It may be mentioned that the newly notified Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve includes habitat of tigers between Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the Northeast and Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve in the south.
- The Government of Rajasthan declared it a sanctuary under Section 5 of the Rajasthan Wildlife and Bird Protection Act, 1951 on 20th May, 1982.
- Apart from tiger conservation, this sanctuary is also famous for the ecosystem as well as floral species. The sanctuary has 500 types of wildlife including Indian wolf, leopard, striped woodpecker, cheetal, sambhar, sloath bear, golden jackal, chinkara, nilgai, fox, wild cats, langur, snake, crocodile.
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