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VFS launches dengue awareness campaign

Kolkata, Aug 09 (UNI) Village financial Services Ltd (VFS), one of the leading NBFC MFIs, has embarked on a dengue awareness campaign by providing a safer and healthier environment in its
operational areas.
In a release here on Thursday, VFS said to begin with at Shyamnagar Branch in Bengal, they have celebrated their foundation day by spreading awareness on dengue in rural areas, where around 500 participants were present.
VFS has distributed bleaching powder at different dengue-infected areas and deliberated upon the causes, possible breeding sites of mosquito and home remedies for its prevention.
The villagers were briefed about the cause of dengue, preventive methods and the role of the denizens in preventing the disease, the release said adding it was insisted that the villagers should wash water tanks periodically and remove stagnant water anywhere to prevent mosquito breeding.
It was also insisted that the participants further spread dengue awareness among the family members and others.
With this VFS is planning to vouch for remedial action to combat dengue through its 215 branches spread across ten states in the coming days.
VFS, one of the leading NBFC MFIs, provides micro-credit services in around 66 districts in the Eastern, North Eastern and central parts of the country, including Bihar, Assam, Jharkhand, MP &
Chhattisgarh.
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MP CM meets Union ministers to chart out development roadmap

07 Jul 2020 | 2:40 AM

Bhopal, July 6 (UNI) In the course of a two-day visit to the national capital, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had marathon meetings with central leaders and apprised them of endeavours undertaken to scotch COVID-19 on top priority, discussed issues such as wheat procurement, solar project execution, granting of Geographical Indication tag for basmati rice, wheat procured last year to be taken in central pool, issuance of five permits for oil and natural gas exploration plus release of additional urea, it was officially learnt.
Mr Chouhan has been having seamless dialogue with Premier Narendra Modi through videoconferencing. As a direct consequence, the plan process – in terms of allocation of funds and schemes for the state – is likely to witness acceleration.

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MP asks for more urea from Centre

07 Jul 2020 | 1:59 AM

Bhopal, July 6 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday requested Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda for immediate additional allocation of 5.75 lakh metric tonnes urea, official sources said.
During the interaction in the national capital, the visiting politician averred, “The requirement break-up is 1.5 lakh MT for July and the remainder for August plus September.”

The central leader assured enhancement of carbamide quota and also consented to increasing rake points.

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Lack of infrastructure, testing facilities responsible for high mortality rate due to corona pandemic in MMR: Fadnavis

07 Jul 2020 | 1:40 AM

Thane, Jul 6 (UNI) Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis on Monday blamed the lack of coordination between various agencies, lack of infrastructure facilities and low rate of testing facilities for the high rate of mortality due to the corona pandemic in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

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MP CM urges Centre for permits

07 Jul 2020 | 1:17 AM

Bhopal, July 6 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was in a meeting on Monday with Steel, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the latter’s New Delhi abode, it was officially learnt.
“The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited applied for exploration permits in my state and every formality in this regard has been completed by our Mineral Resources Department. I urge you to grant five licenses in this context,” the visiting stalwart averred.

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Assam registers 786 new nCoV cases, tally reaches 12,522

07 Jul 2020 | 1:16 AM

Guwahati, Jul 6 (UNI) With the detection of 786 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, out of which 598 were from Guwahati, the total tally in the state surged to 12,522, State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma informed here.

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