National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) sanctioned a loan of Rs 190.56 crore to Jharkhand government from the bank’s rural infrastructure development fund (RIDF) for use in drinking water supply and rural bridge construction projects. Nabard chief general manager K.C. Panda said Rs 88.76 crore was sanctioned for 19 rural piped drinking water projects to be implemented by drinking water and sanitation department across nine districts — Ranchi, East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Giridih, Koderma, Sahebganj and Jamtara. The rest, Rs 101.80 crore, will be spent on 24 new bridges built by rural works department.
ASUS, the Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company, entered Jharkhand by appointing two dealers Exel International at GEL Church Complex and Maxum Industries at Sainik Market in Ranchi on February 19. “The new stores will have the company's entire range of products, including touch notebooks, ultrabooks, tablets, phablets and hybrid devices,” said Peter Chang, regional head in South Asia and country manager, System Business Group, ASUS India
The Adhunik Group received manufacturing awards for excellence in various categories, including pellet and steel making, from Stars of the Industry Group at a glittering event at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, on February 14. Group director Naveen Agarwal received the awards from Bombay Stock Exchange MD and CEO Ashish Kumar Chauhan
Managing Gen Y
The two-day eastern regional conference of National Institute of Personal Management, Bokaro, on February 17-18, had over 150 delegates from Jharkhand, Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and others. They spoke on innovative leadership, HR mantra and managing generation Y. Speakers included former Bokaro Steel Limited (BSL) MD Brijlal Kshatriya, acting CEO of BSL S. Dasgupta, DIG-CISF Vinaytosh Mishra, and former IIM-C faculty Vinod Kumar.