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09.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Appointment of 11 parliamentary secretaries: Supreme Court notice to Chhattisgarh govt   The Supreme Court  declined to grant any interim relief on an appeal against a high court order dismissing pleas challenging the appointment of 11 parliamentary secretaries by the Raman Singh-led BJP government in Chhattisgarh.   The Chhattisgarh government had appointed 11 MLAs as parliamentary secretaries and granted them a status equivalent to state ministers.   SCsaid, the high court had failed to assess how the appointments were made when neither any provision of the Constitution, nor any statutory enactment allowed such appointments beyond a particular limit.   There was ... Read more

06-07.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Ethnic tourist village at chitrakote & kurdar soon   The development of Ethnic Tourist Village at Chitrakote and Kurdar  will soon start in Chhattisgarh, officials informed.   The Central Government has put up the anticipated timeline for completion of the Tribal Tourism Circuit  in Chhattisgarh to be 2019-20.   The Tribal Tourism Circuit will provide an opportunity to the tourists to witness and experience tribal culture and traditions in Chhattisgarh, officials informed.   The key components for development under the project are ‘Ethnic Tourist Village’ and ‘Ethnic Tourist Development’, Destination Development and Wayside amenities.   The project would be ... Read more

08-09.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH One new anicut, stop-dam approved in state   State Government has given administrative sanction of Rs 2.96 crore for construction of Sonpuri Anicut on Moharengiya Nala of Bemetara district.   On completion of Anicut scheme will provide irrigation facility in 150 hectares area.   The  Government has also sanctioned Rs 2.90 crore for construction of Dadjara stop-dam on Dontunala of Berla block in Bemetara district.   On completion of scheme will provide irrigation facility on 65 hectares area.   The State Government had recently also approved Rs 52 crore for various irrigation projects  including other similar projects related to ... Read more

24.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 30 new govt colleges from next session: pandey   Demands for grants worth Rs3332.95 crore were passed by voice vote in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.   The grants were as per the budget proposals related to Revenue, Calamity Management, Higher Education, Skill Development, Technical Education and Employment Department, Science and Technology Department for upcoming fiscal year 2018-19.   Revenue and Technical Education Minister Prem Prakash Pandey informed that in the new fiscal year 2018-19,  Rs 608.84 crore has been provisioned for expenditure related relief works in natural calamity affected areas, under Revenue and Calamity management Department.   The Minister ... Read more

22.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Centre okays setting up of tribunal for settling mahanadi water dispute   The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for adjudication of dispute on Mahanadi River waters.   The Tribunal shall determine water sharing among basin States on the basis of the overall availability of water in the complete Mahanadi basin, contribution of each State, the present utilization of water resources in each State and the potential for future development.   It is expected that with adjudication of dispute by the Tribunal, the long-pending dispute between States of Odisha and Chhattisgarh on ... Read more

The Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act

The Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act was enacted in 1974 to provide for the prevention and control of water pollution, and for the maintaining or restoring of wholesomeness of water in the country. The Act was amended in 1988. The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act was enacted in 1977, to provide for the levy and collection of a cess on water consumed by persons operating and carrying on certain types of industrial activities. This cess is collected with a view to augment the resources of the Central Board and the State Boards for the prevention and ... Read more