04 July 2021: PIB Summary & Analysis

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Drought (BOLD)
2. The Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021

1. Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Drought (BOLD)

Context:

Project BOLD launched.

About Project BOLD:

  • It is a KVIC project launched with the objectives of reducing desertification and providing livelihood and multi-disciplinary rural industry support.
  • It has been launched in the tribal village Nichla Mandwa in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
  • 5000 saplings of special bamboo species – Bambusa Tulda and Bambusa Polymorpha specially brought from Assam – have been planted over 25 bighas (16 acres approx.) of vacant arid Gram Panchayat land.
  • Project BOLD seeks to create bamboo-based green patches in arid and semi-arid land zones.
  • KVIC is set to replicate the Project at Village Dholera in Ahmedabad district in Gujarat and Leh-Ladakh region by August this year.

Read more about Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in the linked article.


2. The Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021

Context:

The Ministry of Women and Child Development invites comments/suggestions on the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021.

Details:

  • The objective of the bill is to prevent and counter trafficking in persons, especially women and children, to provide for care, protection, and rehabilitation to the victims, while respecting their rights, and creating a supportive legal, economic and social environment for them and also to ensure prosecution of offenders.
  • The bill proposes stringent punishments for offenders, including hefty fines and seizing of their properties.
  • The draft bill has proposed severe punishment for offences classified as aggravated forms of human trafficking.
  • Provisions of the bill:
    • A person found guilty of trafficking can be imprisoned for a minimum term of seven years, which can be extended to 10 years.
    • The provisions will apply to every offence of trafficking in persons with cross-border implications.
    • Those convicted shall also be liable to a fine of ₹1 lakh to five lakh.
    • It will also allow the properties of the convicts, bought using money from trafficking, to be forfeited.

Read previous PIB here.

July 4th, 2021, PIB:- Download PDF Here

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