agriculture sector

17.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh announces 50k subsidy on e-rickshaw   Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday announced subsidy up to Rs 50,000 on purchase of e-rickshaw in state, through Lbaour Department.   Earlier Swarna Jayanti Rozgar Yojana was conducted for livelihood and self-employment in which participation of men and women were equal. Now it has been named as ‘Bihaan’, which means ‘morning’. This scheme has been entirely dedicated to women. Under this scheme, women self-help groups are constituted.   Till date, more than 1.24 lakh women self-help groups have been constituted in state under State Rural Livelihood Mission. Chhattisgarh government has decided ... Read more

03.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt to carry out mass surveys of irrigation infra   A comprehensive and phased survey of more than 300 small irrigation projects for their full capacity utilisation will be carried out in Chhattisgarh, officials informed.   The survey would be done for 1698 small irrigation projects, 766 anicuts, stop dams and 585 diversion projects.   The survey of canals and barrages would also be carried out. An elaborate action plan would be prepared for carrying out the surveys.   Notably, the  State Water Resources Department is gearing up to inaugurate and also lay foundation of 72 irrigation projects worth ... Read more

Importance of Science & Technology as an engine for national development- Industrial development & Urbanization

Importance of Science & Technology as an engine for national development- Industrial development & Urbanization Professor Freeman J. Dyson, of Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, in his book “Infinite in all Directions,” had this to say about Technology: “Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of Life, it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilization, of Arts and of Sciences. Technology continues to grow to liberate mankind from the constraints of the past. The most revolutionary aspect of technology is its mobility. Anybody can learn it. It jumps easily over barriers of ... Read more

Decline of handicrafts during British period

Decline of handicrafts during British period India’s traditional village economy was characterised by the “blending of agriculture and handicrafts”.  But this internal balance of the village economy had been systematically slaughtered by the British Government. In the process, traditional handicraft industries slipped away, from its pre-eminence and its decline started at the turn of the 18th century and proceeded rapidly almost to the beginning of the 19th century.  This process came to be known as ‘de-industrialisation’—a term opposite to industrialisation. The use of the word ‘de-industrialisation’ could be traced to 1940. Its dictionary meaning is ‘the reduction or destruction of ... Read more

14.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Raman presents tax-free poll budget   With an eye on registering fourth successive victory in assembly polls due later this year, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh presented Rs 83,179 crore tax-free Budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 on Saturday in state assembly amid occasional interruptions by opposition Congress members.   The Budget which is dubbed “highly impressive” by experts and trade bodies as Singh who holds Finance portfolios as well, tried to please all sections of society with a thrust on agriculture, rural development and infrastructure sectors.   The Budget estimates for the year 2018-19 is a whopping 9.4 ... Read more

03.02.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Raman invites herbal majors to set up mfg units in c’garh   Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday invited reputed herbal products manufacturers of the country to set up units for production of herbal medicines in Chhattisgarh.   He was addressing the inaugural programme of two-day national symposium on ‘Vanoshadhi Chhattisgarh 2018″ based on herbal medicines here.   On the occasion, Singh released souvenir published by Chhattisgarh State Medicinal Plant Board.   The Chief Minister informed the herbal medicine manufacturing companies attending the symposium about the scope of farming, production and market for herbal medicines in Chhattisgarh.   He ... Read more

Introduction to the economy of Chhattisgarh

Introduction to the economy of Chhattisgarh:-   Economy of Chhattisgarh boasts of a thriving infrastructural support which is aptly enhanced by multifarious industries. While agriculture and power are the key drivers of growth in the state, real estate, banking & finance and tourism sector are the other allied industrial zones that collectively form a strong economic platform for Chhattisgarh. Salient Highlights:- One of the few states having surplus electricity, Chhattisgarh is quite efficient in utility-based power consumption. Korba district in Chhattisgarh is known as the power capital of India. It is also among the few profitable states in terms of ... Read more

05.06.11.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Venkaiah Naidu to inaugurate Chhattisgarh foundation day celebrations   Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate Chhattisgarh Rajyotsav, the celebrations to mark the 17th state foundation day. While the celebrations will be held for five days at the sprawling Rajyotsav Sthal in Naya Raipur, the upcoming new capital, remaining 26 district headquarters will witness celebrations for three days. Three institutions and 20 personalities from various walks of life would be receiving the awards.   INTERNATIONAL   World Tsunami Awareness Day:  November 5   World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed on 5 November every year across the world. In December 2015, the ... Read more