Assam Current Affairs – June 2017
India Signs Loan Agreement with the World Bank for USD 39.2 Million for the project “Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery”
An agreement for IBRD Credit of USD 39.2 Million from World Bank for the project “Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery” has been signed on 6th of June.i. The programme cost is 49-million dollar out of which 39.2-million dollar will be financed by the Bank, and the remaining amount will be funded-out of State Budget.
ii. The programme duration is five years.
iii. The main objective of the project is to improve access in the delivery of selected public services in Assam.
World Bank sanctions 44 million dollars for ASPIRe
World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has sanctioned a loan assistance of 44 million dollars for the Assam State Public Finance Institutional Reforms (ASPIRe) Project.
i. ASPIRe project is based on three important components: 1.Strengthening public finance institutional capacity 2.Strengthening expenditure and revenue information systems
3.On project management, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination.
ii. The project aims at improving predictability and transparency in budget execution and efficiency in tax administration in Assam.
India Signs Loan Agreement with the World Bank for USD 35 Million for “Assam State Public Financial Institutional Reforms Project”
India has signed aLoan Agreement with the World Bank for USD 35 Million for Assam State Public Financial Institutional Reforms Project.
i. An agreement for IBRD Credit of USD 35 Million from World Bank for Assam State Public Financial Institutional Reforms Project was signed on 28th of June at New Delhi.
ii. The programme size is USD 44 million, of which USD 35 million will be financed by the Bank, and the remaining amount will be funded out of State Budget.
iii. The programme duration is 5 years.
Assam Current Affairs – July 2017
Five states, Puducherry to ink MoU with GeM
Five states and a union territory including Gujarat and Telangana would ink an MoU with Government e-Market (GeM) for smart procurement of goods and services.
i. As per the government the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will ensure timely payment by state departments to the vendors registered on the GeM portal.
ii. The other states that will ink the agreement are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and union territory Puducherry.
Assam to raise new force for rhino protection
The Assam government has raised a new Special Rhino Protection Force (SRPF)on 1st July, 2017.
i. It has been raised for better protection of the one-horned rhinos in Assam.
ii. The government has already started the process of recruitment for the proposed force, which will be deployed for better protection of the one horned rhinos in the state