YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 28 C MIN 23 C OPPOSITION PARTIES GEARING UP FOR ASSEMBLY POLLS IN UP OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 5 RANCHI SUNDAY, 11 JULY, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—11, ISSUE—68 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) IND VS SL: ODI SERIES TO BEGIN ON JULY 18, T20IS TO START FROM JUL 25 SPORTS Morning India CM push to fish farming CM Hemant Soren during the function in Ranchi on Saturday. SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: Even though Jharkhand is known for its minerals, the state should also leave a strong impression in the field of pisciculture, animal husbandry and progressive farming, said Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren on Saturday. While attending a function on national fish farmer’s day online the CM opined that pisciculture could become a big source of employment and bring economic independence to the youths, women and farmers in rural areas. The CM stated that there is no shortage of water bodies in Jharkhand, adding the state could be a leader in fish farming with the cooperation of villagers. He said that the state government would promote fish species according to their demand, adding an assessment of the large fish markets of the country would be surveyed to make a plan. A decision in this regard would be taken soon so that the farmers are skilled in the task. The CM said that the government was trying to promote fish farming in large scale in the water bodies. He directed the deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum to build a fish market. He said cage culture be promoted in the closed mines from the district mineral fund. Soren said that people should start fish farming in the water bodies, adding the government would help them. It may be stated here that 2.38 lakh metric tonnes of fish were produced in Jharkhand in year 2020-21 while the target for 2021-22 is 2.68 lakhs metric tonnes. The state government is planning to produce one crore fingerlings. The government is also giving grants on feed, fry catching nets, spawn, re-circulatory aqua culture system, life jackets, ice boxes, cycle AT A GLANCE UP POPULATION DRAFT BILL DOYEN OF AYURVEDA DR P K WARRIER PASSES AWAY Those with over two kids can’t contest local polls, apply for govt jobs with ice box and pond construction. The CM informed that the process for covering the farming under kisan credit card (KCC) scheme is going on. He said that problems in issuing of KCC would be removed soon. He said that people of Jharkhand has been involved in animal husbandry for since long, adding the Pashudhan yojna has been started to benefit the rural people. Agriculture minister Badal Patralekh, secretary to the CM Vinay Chaubey, agriculture secretary Abu Bakr Siddiqui and director fishery HN Dwiwedi were present in the meeting. MALAPPURAM: Doyen of Ayurveda andmanaging trustee of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala (KAS) Dr P KWarrier passed away here on Saturday, family sources said. He was 100. KAS sources said Dr Warrier breathed his last around noon. In his lifetime spanning a century, he treated tens ofthousands of patients from across the globe. SEE PG 7 CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 30,803,396 TOTAL DEATHS: 407,300 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 186,989,671 TOTAL DEATHS: 4,037,995 LUCKNOW: According to a draft of the proposed population control bill, anyone violating two-child policy in Uttar Pradesh will be debarred from contesting local bodies elections, from applying for or getting promotion in government jobs, and receiving any kind of government subsidy. The Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission (UPSLC) states that the provisions are part of the draft titled The Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill, 2021. The UPSLC website says, "The State Law Commission, UP is working on control, stabilisation and welfare of the population of the state and has prepared a draft bill." Suggestions have been invited from the public to improve the draft bill and July 19 is the last date for it. Listing incentives for public servants who adopt the two-child norm, the draft bill says, "Public servants who adopt the two-child norm will get two additional increments during the entire service, maternity or as the case may be, paternity leave of 12 months, with full salary and allowances and three per cent increase in the employ- er's contribution fund under national pension scheme." A State Population Fund will be constituted for the purpose of implementation of the act. Listing the government's duties, the draft bill says that maternity centres will be established at all primary health centres. The centres and NGOs will distribute contraceptive pills, condoms, etc, spread awareness about family planning methods through community health workers and ensure mandatory registration of pregnancies, deliveries, births and deaths across the state. The draft bill also says that it shall be the duty of the government to introduce a compulsory subject relating to population control in all secondary schools. PM TO CHAIR MEETING OF COUNCIL OF MINISTERS ON JULY 14 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a meeting with Council of Ministers on July 14 to discuss key issues amid ongoing Covid-19 crisis as well as other issues to take forward the country to fulfill his 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' (self reliant India) vision. Sources said that the Prime Minister will take a brief plan from each of the ministers about their future roadmap to manage the crisis due to Covid19 pandemic which has widely affected almost all sectors of the economy, especially the health sector, and other matters related to the growth of the country. The meeting is expected to witness many notable issues and discussion related to key ministries. Govt keen to make cooperatives more empowered: Amit Shah NEW DELHI: The government is determined to make cooperatives and all cooperative institutions more empowered, Union minister Amit Shah, who met some leading figures of the country's cooperative sector on Saturday, said. The meeting came three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi reallocated the portfolios of his ministers in which Shah was given the charge of the newly-created Ministry of Cooperation. Those who met the Union home minister include chairman of the National Cooperative Union of India Dileep Sanghani, the chairman and the managing director of the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) B S Nakai and U S Awasthi respectively and chairman of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) Bijender Singh. "Today met @ncuicoop Chairman Shri Dileep Sanghani ji, @IFFCO_PR Chairman Shri B S Nakai ji, Managing Director Shri U S Awasthi ji and @nafedindia Chairman Dr Bijendra Singh ji. "Under the leadership of Modi ji, we are determined to make cooperatives and all cooperative institutions more empowered," Shah tweeted in Hindi. Officials said even though Shah has not yet assumed the charge of the ministry of cooperation, he has begun to meet people. In the meeting, the minister asked cooperatives like IFFCO and KRIBHCO to work in the field of seed production using vacant land of 38,000 hectares as well as in organic farming, the NCUI said in a separate statement. The minister also assured that the government is committed to strengthening the cooperative movement in the country, the benefits of which would go to the grass-root level cooperatives, it said. MAJOR MAOIST ATTACK FOILED IN JHARKHAND, 40 KG IED DETECTED RANCHI: Security forces have foiled a major Maoist attack by recovering a 40-kg Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Jharkhand's Giridih district. The IED was recovered and later defused by a joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jharkhand Police on Friday afternoon following a tip-off. On getting information that Maoists have planted an IED in the forest area of village Tengrakhurd under Nimiyaghat police station to target the security forces, an operation was immediately launched by the troops of Quick Action Team (QAT) 154 CRPF and state police to detect and defuse the IED and avert any losses, said the Central Reserve Police Force. "The troops carefully searched the area looking for probable clues of the IED. The troops recovered an IED weighing about 40 kg in a steel container with a command mechanism to trigger the explosion," said the Central Reserve Police Force. MORE ON PG 3 World number one Ash Barty became the first Australian woman to win the Wimbledon singles title for 41 years on Saturday when she defeated Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 in the final. EUL to Covaxin from WHO expected in first week of August: Sources GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) is likely to take a decision on Emergency Use Listing (EUL) of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and announce it in the first week of August. A WHO prequalification, or EUL, is necessary for a vaccine company to supply vaccines for global facilities such as Covax or international procurement. The WHO has approved vaccines Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca- SK Bio/SII, Johnson & Johnson Janssen, Moderna and Sinopharm for 2ND WAVE NOT YET OVER, HOME SECRETARY CAUTIONS 8 STATES Sounding a note of caution, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Saturday asked eight states having tourist destinations and hill stations to follow strict Covid appropriate behaviour to avoid spread. emergency use. The indigenous vaccine showed 63.6 per cent efficacy against the Delta variant of Covid-19, which has spread in many other countries. Covaxin demonstrated 93.4 per cent efficacy against severe symptomatic Covid-19 and 63.6 per cent against asymptomatic Covid-19. The trial was conducted on 25,800 subjects, and the data submitted to the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) showed the vaccine was "well-tolerated."