Bilaspur

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

11.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH All govt buildings to be disabled friendly by 2022   All Government buildings in Chhattisgarh would be made disabled friendly by 2022.   The building infrastructure would also be friendly to the senior citizens and the third genders, he said while chairing a meeting here.   The department would make transfer and  postings of the disabled persons based on their convenience by formulating rules accordingly.   The Government would be implementing a host of policies keeping in mind the welfare of the disabled, he said while chairing a meeting of departmental officials at the Mantralaya here.   The government ... Read more

Chhattisgarh: Changes in the sectoral distribution of income and employment

Chhattisgarh: changes in the sectoral distribution of income and employment The primary sector, more specifically agriculture and allied activities, forms the base of the State’s economy and provides livelihood to 80 percent of the rural population. The rural economy has a diversified base with agriculture and allied activities as the mainstay, accompanied by a thriving rural non-farm economy. According to the 2011 Census, the Work Force Participation Rate (WFPR) for the State is 46.5 percent. The rural WFPR is higher, at 50 percent, compared to the urban WFPR of 31 percent. Marginal workers constitute about 27.2 percent of the total ... Read more

19.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Vayosri yojana’ to be launched in three dists   Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry had launched ‘Vayosri Yojana’ for supplying any aid to senior citizens as per their requirements.The project will be launched at Bilaspur, Raigarh and  Janjgir-Champa districts, the Central Government has informed.   About 520 senior citizens in Raipur, 480 senior citizens in Bastar and 322 senior citizens in Bijapur had been identified for the scheme.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched ‘Vayosri Yojana’ and gifted hearing aid to senior citizen at village Jangla district Bijapur on April 14.   As per the Census figures ... 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

07.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 15 c’garh districts under brgf programme   Fifteen districts of Chhattisgarh have been covered  under Ministry of Panchayati Raj’s District component of Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) Programme, the Central Government has informed.   The districts are namely– Bastar, Bijapur, Bilaspur, Dantewada, Dhamtari, Jashpur, Kabirdham, Kanker, Korba, Korea, Mahasammund, Narayanpur, Raigarh, Rajnandgaon and Sarguja covered under the BRGF Programme.   The backward districts under the BRGF Programme were selected on the basis of rank of backwardness on chosen parameters relating to income deprivation, health and education status, social backwardness and infrastructural inadequacy.   After the acceptance of the recommendations ... Read more

24.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Kathak show receives good response in Raipur   Competent Kathak dancers from Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg, presented the five elements — shunya (space), vayu (air), agni (fire), jal (water) and prithvi (earth) — that make up the universe and resonate within the human body in a riveting dance presentation “Sh unya Se” at Maharishi auditorium in Raipur.   The presentation discovered the magic that comes from deep inside the choreographic perception of the elements of Kathak and from the most abstract and intangible to the most concrete and tangible, all existing together yet closely connected. INTERNATIONAL   World Meteorlogical Day: 23 ... Read more

16.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh govt develops two super speciality hospitals   Chhattisgarh Government in a bid to improve quality of health services is in the process of building two super speciality hospitals, officials informed.   Accordingly , the State Government will convert Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science (CIMS), Bilaspur into the super speciality hospital under PMSSY Phase-IV.   Notably, the State Health Department has decided to establish the 450 bedded  super speciality hospital having all PG medical courses in Raipur.   The existing constructed building area for the proposed hospital is 20,00,000 square feet.The facility would comprise 250 bedded general ward, 100 ... Read more

12.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Centre considering sai facility for archery in c’garh: centre   The Chhattisgarh Government has moved a proposal for opening of Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre in Archery discipline at Shivtarai Village in Bilaspur district of  Chhattisgarh, the Central Government has informed.   The proposal to start a SAI Extension Centre at Shivtarai Village, Kota Tehsil, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) is under consideration, it informed.   Sports being a State subject, promotion and development of Sports in the country is primarily the onus of the State Government.   In order to complement/supplement the efforts of the States in this regard, the ... Read more

05.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH State govt to develop 3 regional airports   The Chhattisgarh Government has undertaken development of Bilaspur, Jagdalpur and Ambikapur airstrip under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), officials informed.   A total Rs 76.50 crore has been sanctioned by Government of Chhattisgarh for development of Ambikapur, Bilaspur and Jagdalpur Airports uut of which, an amount of Rs 39.43 crore has been earmarked by the State government towards development of infrastructure at these airports.   In the financial year 2017-18, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has earmarked an amount of Rs 32.66 crore and has spent Rs 21.08 crore towards development of ... Read more