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Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill-2021 passed by Assembly

On 18th September 2021, the Rajasthan Assembly passed the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill-2021.

  • The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill has provisions for life imprisonment for adulteration of food, or drugs and medicines, making their sale a cognisable and non-bailable offence.
  • The Bill mainly seeks to empower Food Safety Officers and Drug Inspectors, as well as address the differences in punishment for food adulteration under various laws.
  • The Bill amends sections 272 to 276 of the IPC, which deal with offences relating to adulteration of food, drink, drug or medical preparations.
  • Following the amendment bill passed in the Assembly, the crimes falling under IPC sections 272 to 276 will be cognisable and non-bailable, once the law becomes an Act.

‘Ek Paudha Suposhit Beti Ke Naam’: Nourishment Awareness Scheme Of Rajasthan

  • A new scheme called ‘Ek Paudha Suposhit Beti Ke Naam’ or ‘a plant on the name of well-nourished daughter' has been started in Sirohi district, Rajasthan to make people aware about importance of nourishment of pregnant women and children.
  • Under this Scheme, on the birth of a girl child, a drumstick plant is being distributed by district administration.
  • This nutritional plant will be taken care of by family members of girl child.
  • Under this scheme nutrition gardens will be developed at the block and panchayat level.
  • Community-level programs will also be organized soon under this scheme.
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