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02.02.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt to develop tourist spots in surguja forests   The State Government is planning to develop tourist destinations in forests of Surguja region, officials informed. It may be recalled that the Chhattisgarh Government is also creating an ‘eco-ethnic’ tourist destination near the world famous Chitrakot water falls in Bastar region of the State, official sources informed.   Notably, the State exchanged MoUs worth Rs 12 crore for development of world-class tourist facilities during  ‘Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit (IITIS)-2016’ organised by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry and the Tourism Finance Corporation of India ... 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

Panchayati raj of Chhattisgarh

Panchayati raj of Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh has approximately 9,820 Gram Panchayats at the village level, 146 Janpad Panchayat at the intermediate (block) level and 16 Zila Panchayat at the district level, Additionally, there is the Gram Sabha, which is the basic unit in the Panchayati Raj mechanism. Panchayats have been the backbone of the Indian villages since the beginning of recorded history. Gandhiji, the father of the nation, in 1946 had aptly remarked that the Indian Independence must begin at the bottom and every village ought to be a Republic or Panchayat having powers. Gandhiji’s dream has been translated into reality ... Read more

08.11.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH President Ram Nath Kovind lauds progress made by Chhattisgarh   President Ramnath Kovind on Sunday lauded the progress achieved by Chhattisgarh during a short span since it was carved out of Madhya Pradesh as an independent state 17 years ago.   Stating that the state could become a model for other states, he said, “Chhattisgarh is bestowed with vast natural resources such as forests, rivers and minerals. But, the state’s real asset is its honest and simple people.” He was addressing the valedictory function of the state’s 18th foundation day celebrations held at Naya Raipur—the new state capital.   The new state capital Naya Raipur is developing ... Read more