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  • 20 Jan 2022
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CM Launches App for Subsidized Petrol in the State

Why in News

  • On January 19, 2022, Chief Minister Hemant Soren launched the CMSUPPORTS app for registration of poor people covered by the National Food Security Scheme or Jharkhand State Food Security Scheme for their two-wheelers under the 'Petrol Subsidy Scheme'. Now ration card holders will be able to take advantage of the scheme by registering on the app or http://jsfss.jharkhand.gov.in.

Key Points

  • Through DBT, the Chief Minister will launch the scheme from Dumka on January 26, 2022 and benefit the eligible beneficiaries of the scheme.
  • Through the scheme from January 26, 2022, a subsidy of Rs 25 per liter for a maximum of 10 liters of petrol per month to the beneficiaries covered by the ration card for their two-wheeler, i.e. Rs 250 per month will be transferred to their bank account through DBT.
  • The eligibility criteria of the scheme include –
    • Applicant should be a ration card holder under National Food Security Act or Jharkhand State Food Security Act.
    • The verified Aadhaar number of all the family members should be mentioned in the ration card.
    • The bank account number and mobile number linked with Aadhaar of the applicant should be updated.
    • The registration of the vehicle of the applicant should be in the name of the applicant.
    • Applicants should have a valid driving license.
    • Applicant's two wheeler should be registered in Jharkhand state.
  • The applicant will have to enter his ration card and Aadhaar number by visiting the CMSUPPORT app or http://jsfss.jharkhand.gov.in, after which an OTP will be sent to his Aadhaar linked mobile number.
  • The ration card number of the applicant will be the last eight digit password of the login and the Aadhaar of the head of the family.
  • After OTP verification the applicant will enter the vehicle number and driving license number while selecting the name in the ration card. The vehicle number will be sent to the DTOs login, which will be verified by the DTO. After verification the list will go to the login of the District Supply Officer.

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Agriculture Minister Launched 'Kisan Call Center'

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  • On January 19, 2022, with the aim of making the farmers aware of the problems and suggestions of the state's farmers, Badal Patralekh, the state agriculture minister, launched the 'Kisan Call Center' in online mode at Nepal House.

Key Points

  • On the occasion, Badal also launched a song prepared by the Department of Agriculture to inspire people for 'BlockChain Technology' and COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the State Government is sensitive towards the problems of the farmers and also wants to be aware of their suggestions. Keeping this objective in mind, the government has started 'Kisan Call Center', which will be operated by the Directorate of Agriculture.
  • Farmers of the state can register their problems and suggestions from anywhere in this Kisan Call Center, whose toll free number is 1800-123-1136.
  • Efforts will be made to solve their problems from block level to headquarter level and action will be taken on the farmers after getting their suggestions. Along with this, the officials will also monitor it continuously.
  • In the Kisan Call Center, farmers will be given answers according to their language, so that farmers do not face any problem in communication.
  • Tracking of seeds can be done through the new technology 'Blockchain Technology', so that the seeds given to the farmers can be tracked till the field.
  • These two new technologies introduced by the Agriculture Department will bring transparency in the works and the farmers of the state will also get the benefit of it. Also, its result will be seen in production.

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