22nd Meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council at Ranchi
27th June, 2016, Ranchi, India.
Eastern Zonal Council Meeting:-The 22nd meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council was held at Ranchi on 27th June, 2016 under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister. The meeting was attended by Chief Ministers of Jharkhand and Bihar, Minister for Planning, West Bengal, Minister for Finance & Public Enterprises, Odisha and senior officers from the member States.
The Council deliberated upon various issues relating to Schemes for Modernization of State Police Forces in the States of Eastern Zone, Curbing of drugs trafficking, Post-Matric and Pre-Matric scholarship schemes, Maternal and child nutrition in Eastern States through Integrated Food Fortification Project, Measures for Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI), Issues relating to fisheries, productivity of livestock & poultry in Eastern States, Issues relating to Geological Survey of India (GSI), Installation of Doppler Radar at Ranchi, issues arising out of the bifurcation of Bihar and Jharkhand, sharing of water of major rivers and reservoirs for irrigation in Jharkahnd, Issues relating to rail movement for socio-economic development of the Eastern Zone, Construction of Dedicated Freight Corridor, Measures to curb Left Wing Extremism in the States of Eastern Zone. Several issues were resolved in this meeting and also gave instructions for follow up on the remaining items.