The Jharkhand Ethanol Production and Promotion Policy 2022 was given approval by the State Cabinet on Friday. The policy aims at promoting ethanol production in the State to boost alternative sources of energy in the field of biofuels.
With this, the income of farmers will increase due to the use of sugarcane, maize, and broken rice as raw material in ethanol production. Fuel grade ethanol will be produced by the unit, which will be used as fuel by mixing. SGST exemption will be given in this.
Sources said that given the availability of feedstock used for ethanol production, Jharkhand can easily sustain a minimum of 600 KL/day of production for the captive market available in eastern India.
In the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, 25 proposals were approved. Cabinet Secretary Vandana Dadel said that the Cabinet gave its nod to setting up a super specialty hospital in Kanke. The hospital will come up in collaboration with Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) and for this 5.53 acres of land was given for opening CCL Super Specialty Hospital at Kadma Mauja, Kanke in Ranchi district.
The coming up of a super specialty hospital in Ranchi will boost medical infrastructure in Ranchi especially in the Kanke area.
The Cabinet also gave its nod to increase contingency fund. An advance amount of up to Rs 1200 crores can be made from Jharkhand Contingency Fund instead of Rs 500 crores. Under Vinoba Bhave University, creation of 145 posts of principals, teachers and staff at five degree colleges at Barkagaon, Simaria, Jamua, Bagodar were given the nod by Cabinet today. An amount of Rs 11 crore will be spent annually on this. Similarly, the Cabinet also approved creation of 14 posts for the Ramgarh court. Rs 440 crore has been approved for Simaria Mega Lift Irrigation Project. For this, changes were also made in the Panchayat and the village.
In Kharsawan, land was given on paid lease to Shree Cement for industrial work. For registration of institutions registered in the state of Bihar in Jharkhand, extension has been given in the time limit till February 28, 2023. Approval was given to change the pay scale of Senior Residents of RINPAS. Right now they get Rs 60000 fixed salary.