Andhra Pradesh

12.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   C’garh only state to distribute rs 700 cr bonus to tendupatta collectors’   Chief Minister Raman Singh inaugurated and performed bhumi-pujan of 21 development works worth nearly Rs 100 crore in the public meeting held at playground of Government Higher Secondary School Hringirishi in the district.   This includes extension work of 22-km long Nagri distributary of Sondhur canal till Dugli and renewal work of 61-km long road from Dhamtari to Nagri worth Rs 60.53 crore.   The Chief Minister said that he had sanctioned canal related demand of people during Lok Suraaj campaign, and now he is ... Read more

18.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 30l standard sacks of tendupatta collected so far: govt   Nearly 8.30 lakh standard sacks of tendupatta have been collected in more than 10,000 collection centres under 916 primary forest cooperative societies of Chhattisgarh, officials informed.   From Bastar to Surguja, tendupatta from 31 forest division of the State is being collected. Incoming of maximum number of sacks i.e. 70, 000 standard sacks has been collected in Gariaband forest division.   Officials of Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Cooperative Union Limited Raipur informed that under Jagdalpur circle, 65 238 standard sacks of tendupatta have been collected in Bijapur forest ... Read more

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

15.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Mahanadi row must be ended politically, not legally   The Mahanadi, which is the most important river for Odisha, is an interstate river. The total catchment area of the Mahanadi basin is 141,600 square kilometers, of which 54% is in Chhattisgarh, 46% in Odisha. In the monsoon, the Mahanadi’s discharge is almost the same as that of the Ganges. In the dry season, however, the river becomes a narrow channel. Before the construction of the Hirakud Dam in 1953, the river used to be called the ‘sorrow of Odisha’ for causing massive floods.   The average inflow of the Mahanadi into the ... Read more

Forest Based Industries

Forest area of Chhattisgarh approx 59,772 square kilometers, which is 44.21 percent of the Chhattisgarh ‘s geographical area. Third rank in the country In terms of forest covers. Forests of Chhattisgarh state divided into two major categories, namely Tropical Humid Deciduous forest and tropical dry Deciduous forest. The state’s two main tree species are sal (Shorea robusta) and teak (Tectona grandis). In addition, the Top Canopy species are bija (Pterocarpus marsupium), Saja (Terminalia tomentosa), Dhavdha (Anogeissus latifolia), Mahua (Madhuca indica), Tendu (Diospyros melanoxylon). Mid-Canopy species are Anwala (Embilica officinalis), Karra (Cleistanthus collius) and bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) etc. There are various ... Read more

04.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Creda plans total 600 mw capacity solar pv installations   The Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) envisages installation of grid-connected solar PV rooftop projects with aggregate capacity of 600 MW in different categories across the State, officials informed.   Notably, CREDA is targetting installation of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects across the State. The generated solar power may be utilized for captive application and the surplus power will be fed to the grid, officials informed.   The aim is to reduce the fossil fuel based electricity load on main grid and make building self-sustainable from the point ... Read more

Current Science & Technology developments in India

Current Science & Technology developments in India Science and Technology hold the key to the progress and development of any nation. Technology plays a Fundamental role in wealth creation, improvement of the quality of life and real economic growth and transformation in any society. The role of Science and Technology in our daily life is altering the way people live, behave, and communicate with profound effects on economic development. Science and Technology are now the key elements to development as the scientific revolutions reinforce economic progress, infrastructure and improve health and education system Innovation is the primary key to the ... Read more

02.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Nbm’s focus to develop bamboo includes c’garh The National Bamboo Mission (NBM) will focus on  development of bamboo in limited States where it has social, commercial and economical advantage, particularly in the North Eastern region and States including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the Central Government has informed.   The Mission is expected to establish about 4000 treatment/ product development units and bring more than 100000 ha area under plantation.   The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi recently ... Read more

Administrative Reforms

Why is Administrative Reforms needed? Technological change Advances in industrialisation Growth in the number and complexity of governmental activities Changes in social, political and economic spheres of life All above have created extraordinary strains on the traditional machinery of the government Obsolescence of institutions, roles, procedures and processes in the government What are ways through which Administrative Reforms are done? There are three forms Traditional Approach: let the problem arise and then place a competent person to solve it. Aka Management process Committee Process: appoint ad hoc committee. Like the Hoover Commission in US and ARC in India Setting up ... Read more

17.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Nabard helps state with rs 4,486 cr during 2017-18   The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has assisted Chhattisgarh with Rs  4,486 crore during the financial year 2017-18.   This was 76% higher than that of the assistance given during last two years.   Under ‘Saur Sujala Scheme’, targetted beneficiaries were mainly small farmers in un-electrified areas of remote habitations. The solar pumps of 5 hp provided to them under the scheme deliver about 1,24,000 liters of water per day with 70 meters dynamic head.   NABARD also assisted in establishing a Food Park in State. ... Read more