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Teams of 'Bagh Mitras', to help tackle man-animal conflicts in UP's Terai region

The World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India) is forming a team of 'Bagh Mitra', who will help tackle the increasing number of man-animal conflicts in Uttar Pradesh's Terai region. An overall of 50 Bagh Mitras have been selected in Lakhimpur Kheri while 75 are being trained in Pilibhit district. These 'mitras' will be trained in sensitizing local residents, understanding tiger/leopard behaviour, pugmark identification and providing support in rescue operations.

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Lucknow district officials may impose night curfew to curtail the spread of 2nd Covid wave

In a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has authorised district officials with the power to impose local restrictions in their jurisdiction, outside containment zones as well. District authorities can now impose preventive protocols such as night curfew, based on the assessment of the COVID-19 situation and need of urgent restrictive measures in Lucknow and other state districts.

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Yotta Infra's 20-acre data park to be a reality soon; foundation stone laid in UP's ​Greater Noida

The Hiranandani Group subsidiary, Yotta Infrastructure, plans to scale onto the northern terrain with the establishment of a 20-acre hyperscale data centre park in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. On Monday, the company laid down the foundation stone of the park in an inauguratory event and as per reports, the structure will be set up at an estimated cost of ₹ 6,000- ₹7,000 crores, which translates to an approximate of $950 million.

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UP government to use ethanol to turn its sugarcane production into 'green gold'

As a result of continuous efforts of the government, Uttar Pradesh has now become the highest (126.10 crore litres annually) ethanol supplying state in the country. Additionally, the UP government is steadily attempting to turn sugarcane into 'green gold' through ethanol and at the moment, an overall of 50 distilleries are manufacturing this stock. Just last year, two mills were producing this organic chemical compound from heavy molasses and this time, the number has increased to 20. Uttar Pradesh is the largest sugarcane producing state in the country and according to a government spokesman, out of the total sugar mills in India, 119 are here.

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Meerut-Prayagraj 'Ganga Expressway' assumes priority in UP; project put on fast track

The state government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to fast track the Ganga Expressway project, which will connect Meerut to Prayagraj. Proposed to be the longest expressway in the country, this 594km long stretch will extend from Meerut, going through Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao and Rae Bareli before ending at Prayagraj. Besides these prominent districts, the expressway will map through a total of 529 villages between the source and termination points. Sanctioned at a total cost of ₹36,400 crores, the expressway construction has been slated to begin in June, next year.

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