Ranchi, July 5: The cabinet today decided to waive value added tax (VAT) on foodgrains and locally manufactured edible items, including branded products, and approved funds for setting up state food corporation godowns in various districts and nine sub-divisions.

The taxes will also not be applicable on linen, towels, handkerchiefs and similar items.

Two Delhi-based agencies have agreed to act as consultants to save nine

Delay in awarding sand quarrying leases is making life difficult for daily labourers.

For drought hit Jharkhand, there seems to be some respite in sight.
While the state is likely to get good rainfall this year, over half a dozen water reservoir projects too are set to become functional in the coming weeks.

To begin with, the much-awaited Ajay barrage will be inaugurated on July 15.

Think organic. That is the message the state government is sending out to farmers with its promise of subsidies for those who opt for fertiliser and chemical-free farming.

Although a nominal budget of Rs 1.4 crore has been earmarked for the project to start with, officials said it could be increased depending upon the response.

Speaking to The Telegraph, state agriculture director T.

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Bera, a remote village in Naxalite-hit Bundu block, about 50km from Ranchi district, got enough food for thought to come out of the rebel shadow and taste self-sufficiency, thanks to the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations.

The village


Ranchi, May 15: Representatives of trade and industry today voiced strong opposition to a proposal filed by the Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) to hike its tariff, terming the state utility as one of the most inefficient bodies, at a public hearing conducted by the Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC).

The commission had organised the hearing to seek public opinion

Jharkhand Governor M.O.H.