1. The cropped area in Kharif this year has already crossed 1.02 crore acres in the State. The agricultural operations have picked up the pace with the recent rains and floods receded. With rains expected to continue till September end, the farmers are focussed on short duration crops.
  2. The State Council of Higher Education has decided to introduce international affairs as a course at the degree level from this year. It will be offered in combination with political science and economics in residential colleges of government this year and extended to all other colleges next year.
  3. The police have stepped up vigilance in paying guest houses and hostels as their occupancy have increased due to the return of software employees to their offices after Covid and the government took up a recruitment drive which has drawn candidates from rural areas to coaching centres for preparation to take the test.