Brajendra K Parashar is a Special Correspondent presently looking after agriculture, energy, transport, panchayati raj, commercial tax, Rashtriya Lok Dal, state election commission, IAS/PCS Associations, Vidhan Parishad among other beats.
Articles by Brajendra K Parashar
These are part of ₹56,000 crore multiple power and infra projects the PM dedicated to the nation or laid foundation stone of them from Telangana’s Adilabad district on March 4
The district-wise data released by the relief commissioner’s office on Monday indicates that crop loss ranges between 5-15% or even less in 33 districts, with no reported loss in 34 districts and losses exceeding 33% have been reported in only eight districts.
In a clear bid to tackle the issue of stray cattle, particularly to avoid it becoming a focus in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, as it happened during the assembly elections in 2022, the UP government initiated a two-month campaign in November, extending the same several times till February 15
Chief secretary Mishra aims to reduce road accident deaths in UP by 50% this year. Govt. orders district magistrates to take measures for safer roads.
RLD signals it will vote for BJP in Rajya Sabha polls, takes step closer to tie-up for Lok Sabha election
A day before the voting for the Rajya Sabha polls, all nine RLD MLAs will attend a meeting called by chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on February 26.
Despite the Cabinet decision by the then Samajwadi Party (SP) government headed by Akhilesh Yadav in 2014, equating the fisheries sector with agriculture, non-issuance of follow-up orders by the departments like the energy, revenue and irrigation kept fishermen deprived of the perks enjoyed by their agricultural counterparts.
UP aims to light up 25 lakh low-income households through rooftop solar power under PM Suryodaya Yojna, offering free electricity and government subsidies.
Green energy accounted for over 14% of around ₹10 lakh projects launched in the ceremony inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
“A total of 182 projects related to renewable energy, with investment of ₹130210.35 crore are ready for launch in the GBC on Monday,” a senior official of the department of alternative energy said. “Only those projects for which land has been made available and which have got the government’s nod have been selected for the groundbreaking ceremony,” he added.
An RLD MLA told HT after the meeting in Delhi that a formal announcement on the RLD-BJP alliance was expected in a day or two after Jayant Chaudhary had a meeting with the top BJP leadership on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s return from the foreign tour.
Govt acquired only 52.29 lakh metric tonnes of paddy, which is not just 75% of the 70 lakh MT target and one of the lowest in recent years, but also less than the state’s annual rice requirement under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), shows data
The move may consolidate Jat voters in favour of the BJP in Western UP, Rajasthan and Haryana, but SP still remains the Muslim voters’ choice.
The state unveils roadmap for solarisation of govt buildings to tap potential of 1550 MW solar power through rooftop systems
“I took this decision only after speaking to all the MLAs and workers of my party. There was no advance planning behind this decision. We had to make this decision within a short time because of the circumstances. We want to do something good for the people,” Jayant said.
UPPCL ties up agencies that will further appoint over 1 lakh agents to help consumers pay power bills without going to the sub-stations; doorstep facility also available
With Jayant’s newfound love for Modi, the coming of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) into the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) fold and divorcing the Samajwadi Party, the old ally, is now being seen as a foregone conclusion.
Disposal of plaints against public servants: Only MPs, MLAs, constitutional body heads to be counted as VIPs
UP government has issued a clarification regarding the categorisation of ‘Very Important Persons’ (VIPs) for the purpose of forwarding complaints against public servants
Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd (PVVNL) or Meerut discom, one of the five subsidiaries of the UPPCL, has taken the lead by already issuing orders for the initiation of screening exercise
After the Ayodhya temple event and Nitish Kumar’s switch, many RLD leaders feel it will be politically more expedient for their party to join the BJP-led NDA in Uttar Pradesh
The new law lacks teeth in the absence of penal provisions that are now being taken out of the draft to avoid creating a sense of fear among the people who are to be held responsible for a lift failure/accident in the state.
Changes in service conditions of chief information and information commissioners took much of the charm away from these positions and this is probably the reason why not many prominent bureaucrats showed interest in the positions advertised by the government, says official
After PMO’s missive, UPNEDA devises multi-pronged strategy to achieve feat, ₹225 cr govt subsidy to be disbursed to customers
Full power generation at the 40 MW plant likely to begin by March 31. Also, foundation was laid for a 5 MW solar plant to be set up by IIA in Shamli on Saturday.
“Around 21,000 stray cattle -- 9,500 in cities and the rest in villages -- remained to be caught when the drive ended on December 31.”
A senior IOC official SK Tripathi said the strike has disrupted the arrival of fuel tanks and LPG trucks from outside the state as well as their movement within the state.
The notification, issued by transport principal secretary L Venkateshwarlu, said the provision would come into effect three months after the date of publication of the notification in the Gazette.
IAS officer Durga Shankar Mishra has been given a six-month extension as the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, making him the longest-serving chief secretary in recent decades. He has already received three extensions after retirement, and his tenure will be two-and-a-half years if he does not receive another extension. This is a record-breaking tenure, with the previous longest-serving chief secretary having a tenure of 28 months.
The question may be answered in a day or two when the state government announces its decision before Mishra, currently in New Delhi to participate the third National Conference of Chief Secretaries, completes his second extended tenure on December 31.
Kisan Samman Diwas on December 23: Tractors to be gifted to 93 ‘lucky’ farmers, 51 to get keys from CM Yogi
The scheme seeks to give prize coupons on a monthly, quarterly and half-yearly basis to farmers on their mandi transaction of ₹5,000 and above.
Officials say NIC server often slows down or breaks down everyday causing huge inconvenience to public