Bhubaneswar, March 28, 2017: The Odisha government on Tuesday claimed that the law and order situation remained largely peaceful across the state even though 1.03 lakh cognizable cases were registered in 2016.
A White Paper, tabled by the Home department in the state assembly, said 1,03,602 cognizable cases, including 1,328 murder, 2,144 rape, 566 dacoity, 2,012 robbery cases and other miscellaneous cases were registered last year.
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The state witnessed 10,532 road accidents and 1,914 rioting cases in 2016.
Maoist activities in seven districts of the state were under control while four districts witnessed zero such incidents, said the report.
As many as 39 Maoist cadres were killed, 35 arrested and 31 surrendered in the state during 2016. (IANS)
The Prime Minister will address the gathering on how biofuels can help reduce import dependency on crude oil and their contribution to a cleaner environment, generate additional income for farmers, and generate employment in rural areas
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a diverse gathering here consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials and legislators to mark the World Biofuel Day 2018, a government statement said on Thursday.
Modi will be the chief guest for the inaugural session of the programme on Friday which is being held at Vigyan Bhawan by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
The programme would witness participation of sugarcane farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs in biofuels, students of agriculture, science and engineering streams, members of parliament, ambassadors, officers of Central and State government and companies involved in the bio-energy sector, said the statement.
The Prime Minister will address the gathering on how biofuels can help reduce import dependency on crude oil and their contribution to a cleaner environment, generate additional income for farmers, and generate employment in rural areas, it added.
Biofuels have synergies with various government initiatives, including enhancing farmers’ incomes, and Swachh Bharat, said the statement, adding, as a result of the efforts of the Centre, ethanol blending in petrol had increased to 141 crore litres in financial year 2017-2018, as compared to 38 crore litres recorded in financial year 2013-2014.
“The Government also approved the National Policy on Biofuels in June 2018,” the statement said.
The World Biofuel Day, which is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for the last three years, is observed on August 10 to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. (IANS)