Indian Union

Role of Information Technology in Rural India

Preservation & promotion of culture and indigenous knowledge- Use of Regional Language in ICT “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” -Mahatma Gandhi Indigenous Knowledge (IK) refers to the knowledge, innovations, and practices of indigenous groups in matters related to agriculture and environmental management, medicine and health, and art and language. Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCEs) are also part of IK. Like IK, TCEs have also been passed from one generation to the next (orally or by tradition) and are an integral part of a culture’s identity and heritage. These expressions include, but are ... Read more

Merger of States

Integration of Princely States Under the plan of 3 June, more than 562 princely states were given the option of joining either India or Pakistan, or choosing independence. Indian nationalists and large segments of the public feared that if these states did not accede, most of the people and territory would be fragmented. The Congress as well as senior British officials considered Patel the best man for the task of achieving unification of the princely states with the Indian dominion. Patel asked v.p.menon a senior civil servant with whom he had worked over the partition of India to become his ... Read more

31.10.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Cm Launches New Online Services For Subsidies & Exemptions   Chief Minister Raman Singh  launched the new online services for subsidies and exemptions provided by the Department of Commerce & Industries.   The State Government has been a flag bearer in utilizing digital technology in bringing transparency and improving the efficiencies of the existing systems. Chhattisgarh had adopted e-procurement in the year 2007. Chhattisgarh has been consistently ranked 4th in Ease of Doing Business for the past two consecutive years, an official press release informed.   The MoU Signing and Workshop on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) was held in Raipur. ... Read more

Feudatory States in Chhattisgarh

Feudatory States in Chhattisgarh:—- The history of the Chhattisgarh region dates back to about the 4th century ce, when it was known as Southern (or South) Kosala. The name Chhattisgarh, meaning “thirty-six forts,” was formerly applied to the territory of the Haihaya dynasty of Ratanpur, founded about 750. Under British rule the present region of Chhattisgarh consisted of a division comprising 14 feudatory princely kingdoms under the Eastern States Agency. Raipur was the headquarters of that division. The Chhattisgarh feudatory states with the Central Provinces in 1905 are:- Bastar, Kanker, Nandgaon, Khairagarh, Chhuikhadan, Kawardha, Raigarh, Sakti, Sarangarh, Surguja, Udaipur, Jashpur, ... Read more

Former Pricely States of Chhattisgarh and Zamindaris

Former Pricely States of Chhattisgarh and Zamindaris Merger of Chhattisgarh States There were 15 Chattisgarh states, the biggest of them being Bastar with an area of 15029 Sq miles (39060 sq. km.) and a population over half a million. The smallest, Sakti had an area of 138 sq. miles and its population was around a lakh. Most of these states were the making of aborignial chiefs who in course of time in accordance with India’s social tradition, claimed the status of the so-called Kshatriyas. They were orignally Zamindaris and Jagirdaris but in 1861 when the Central provinces was fromed, they ... Read more