1st july 2020


Culture Ministry celebrating “Sankalp Parva” to plant trees from 28th June to 12 July 2020 To enhance the Herbal Wealth of India and to support the clean and healthy environment, Union Ministry of Culture is celebrating two week long Sankalp Parva from 28th June to 12 July 2020 wherein, the Subordinate Offices, Academies, Attached Institutions, Affiliated Institutions of the ministry will plant trees in its campus or at the surroundings wherever it is possible. @This information has been revealed by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Culture and Tourism (Independent charge) Prahlad Singh Mulayam Singh Patel. The decision for tree plantation has been taken on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has identified 5 trees representing the herbal heritage of our country. The trees are: Bargad (Ficus benghalensis) Awla (Phyllanthus emblica) Pepal (Ficus religiosa) Ashoka (Saraca asoca) Bel (Aegle marmelos) Key Points: -It is the duty of the organizations to ensure that each employee should plant at least one tree of his/her choice and over and above these five trees, and should take care of the plant during the year. -If the saplings of the above five trees are not available, people can plant of any other sapling that is available. -It is to be noted that the monsoon season has started, which is the right time for plantation. About Ministry of Culture: Prahlad Singh Patel Constituency– Damoh Loksabha in Madhya Pradesh Secretary– Anand Kumar @ 1st Indo-Bhutan Joint Venture Agreement for 600 MW Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project Signed The Bhutan government and the Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited signed the Concession Agreement for 600 MegaWatt (MW) Kholongchhu hydroelectric Project (Joint Venture of India and Bhutan) in Thimphu, in virtual presence of Dr. S Jaishankar,Minister of External Affairs and his Bhutanese Counterpart Dr. Tandi Dorji. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2025. Key Highlights:- It will be implemented by Kholongchhu Hydro Energy limited, a joint venture company formed between Drunk Green power Corporation(DGPC) of Bhutan and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited(SJVNL) of India. The 600 MW run-of-the-river project is located on the Kholongchhu River in Trashiyangtse District in Eastern Bhutan. The underground powerhouse has four 150 MW turbines with water impounded by a concrete gravity dam of 95 meters height. Hydropower sector is the flagship area of India-Bhutan bilateral cooperation.@ Centre Sanctions Additional Rs 1,691 crore For Road Construction in J&K, Uttarakhand On June 28, 2020, In a major development, the central Government has sanctioned an additional Rs 1,691 crore for the construction of highways by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Uttarakhand during 2020-21 in the wake of clashes with China in Ladakh.@

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