Handicraft

09.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Sky scheme to empower women in state: govt   Chhattisgarh Government is empowering women of the State via the SKY Scheme – the first of its kind which is the world’s largest such programme.   One of the primary goals of the SKY Scheme is to empower women and help close gender disparities by providing women access to information and services through smartphones.   Providing smart phones to women in every rural family and every urban poor household is going to make a dramatic difference to bridging the gender divide. This is the first programme of this kind anywhere ... Read more

07.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH PM interacts with ‘start-up’ entrepreneurs of ‘36inc’   Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with the Start-Up entrepreneurs of ‘36Inc’ located at the Raipur-based City Centre Mall via video-conferencing facility from New Delhi.   The Prime Minister while speaking to 36Inc Incubator and App-Lop Director Rahul Singhal advised him to prepare MobileApp for Chhattisgarh’s Handicrafts.   Singhal revealed that his Start-Up can make Mobile-App in minutes. The institution had already prepared six lakh Mobile-Apps and helped more than 10,000 Start-Ups till now.   He revealed that they made an App for ‘Gupchup’ seller of Gujarat and his business ... 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

Chhattisgarh: Public Debt composition- Internal and External Debt including World Bank loans, Institutional and non institutional sources of Rural Credit in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh: Public Debt composition- Internal and External Debt including World Bank loans, Institutional and non institutional sources of Rural Credit in Chhattisgarh The State Government manages public-debt through two sources- Internal Loan and Loan and Advance from Central Government. The Chhattisgarh Government Manages internal loan through following sources: The percentage share of Internal Loan of State Government has increased from 65.73 percent in the year 2001-02 to 95.44 percent in the year 2005-06 and after that it has declined to 54.33 percent in the year 2007-08, again it has increased to 89.81 percent in the year 2009-10 respectively. on the ... Read more

Urban Economy after 1858

Urban Indian economy after 1858 During this period, the Indian economy essentially remained stagnant, growing at the same rate (1.2%) as the population.  India also experienced deindustrialization during this period. Compared to the Mughal era, India during the British colonial era had a lower per-capita income, a large decline in the secondary sector, and lower levels of urbanization. India’s share of the world economy and share of global industrial output declined significantly during British rule. Some of the important features of Indian urban economy during this period are as follows: Deindustrialization In the seventeenth century, India was a relatively urbanised ... 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

Fairs and festivals of Chhattisgarh 1

Fairs and festivals of Chhattisgarh 1 Bastar Dussehra As with the rest of India, Bastar celebrates Dassera. In fact, it is the region’s most important festival, and all the tribes participate in the 10-day event. But Dassera in Bastar is different from anywhere else. Here, instead of rejoicing over the triumphant return of Lord Rama (the hero of the epic Ramayana) to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, the tribals celebrate Dassera as a congregation of Devi Maoli ( Bastar’s native deity, revered as the “elder sister” of Devi Danteshwari, the family goddess of the ruling Kakatiya family), and all ... Read more

14.10.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Raipur to Get High Speed Internet Connectivity Under Smart City Mission   The work for Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) laying in the jurisdiction of Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) for providing high speed internet connectivity under smart city project will commence soon.   Raipur is also being put under a ‘retrofitting plan’ covering 500 acres of land to provide facilities not present so far under the Smart City Mission.   Notably, Raipur city was selected among 100 cities to be developed as smart city in India due to various achievements, initiatives and all-inclusive approach.   The city of Raipur has ... Read more

Painting of Chattisgarh

Painting of Chattisgarh Indian paintings provide an artistic continuum that extends from the early civilization and culture to the present day. From being essentially religious in purpose in the beginning, Indian painting has evolved over the years to become a fusion of various cultures and traditions. The Indian painting was exposed to Greco-Roman as well as Iranian and Chinese influences.   Classification of Indian Paintings Indian Paintings can be broadly classified as the mural paintings and miniature painting. Murals are huge works executed on the walls of solid structures, as in the Ajanta Caves and the Kailashnath temple. They are ... Read more

Art Forms of Chhattigarh

Art Forms of Chhattigarh Geographical Indication belonging to Chhattisgarh  are- Bastar Dhokra – Dhokra is a non-ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. This sort of metal casting has been used in India for over 5000 years. It was prevalent during the Indus Valley Civilisation of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro. Dhokra craft is made out of Bell metal which is an alloy of brass, nickel and Zinc that gives an antique effect to the casting products. The raw material used for casting is usually obtained from recycling scrap material. The process require great skill and precision to develop the handicraft. The ... Read more