West Bengal

12.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   C’garh only state to distribute rs 700 cr bonus to tendupatta collectors’   Chief Minister Raman Singh inaugurated and performed bhumi-pujan of 21 development works worth nearly Rs 100 crore in the public meeting held at playground of Government Higher Secondary School Hringirishi in the district.   This includes extension work of 22-km long Nagri distributary of Sondhur canal till Dugli and renewal work of 61-km long road from Dhamtari to Nagri worth Rs 60.53 crore.   The Chief Minister said that he had sanctioned canal related demand of people during Lok Suraaj campaign, and now he is ... Read more

29.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Modi interacts with ujjwala yojana beneficiaries of c’garh   Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday had direct conversation with three beneficiary women of Raipur district of Chhattisgarh under Ujjwala Yojana, through video conferencing.   The Prime Minister started the conversation with ‘Jai Johar’.   Modi also asked them about the betterment in their health after getting the smoke-free kitchen under Ujjwala Yojana. He also asked them about how they are encouraging their neighbours to avail the scheme.   It is noteworthy that Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched in Chhattisgarh on August 13, 2016. Under this scheme, a total ... 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

10.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Pmgsy road dev work for 2018-19 to begin soon   The State Government will soon start construction of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) batch-I year 2018-19 , officials informed.   The State of Chhattisgarh has reported to have constructed 81 roads measuring length 410.42 Km under New Connectivity and 2 roads measuring length 8.25 Km roads under upgradation till December, 2017, the Central Government has informed.   As per PMGSY guidelines, maintenance of roads constructed under the programme is the responsibility of the State Governments and all road works are covered by initial five year ... Read more

Chhattisgarh: Demographic features and social backwardness of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward classes and Minorities. Literacy and occupation structure

Chhattisgarh: Demographic features and social backwardness of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward classes and Minorities. Literacy and occupation structure   Demographic features of chhatishgarh As per details from Census 2011, Chhattisgarh has population of 2.56 Crores, an increase from figure of 2.08 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Chhattisgarh as per 2011 census is 25,545,198 of which male and female are 12,832,895 and 12,712,303 respectively. In 2001, total population was 20,833,803 in which males were 10,474,218 while females were 10,359,585.   The total population growth in this decade was 22.61 percent while in previous decade it was 18.06 percent. ... Read more

05.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Pmgsy road dev work for 2018-19 to begin soon   The State Government will soon start construction of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) batch-I year 2018-19 , officials informed.   The State of Chhattisgarh has reported to have constructed 81 roads measuring length 410.42 Km under New Connectivity and 2 roads measuring length 8.25 Km roads under upgradation till December, 2017, the Central Government has informed.   As per PMGSY guidelines, maintenance of roads constructed under the programme is the responsibility of the State Governments and all road works are covered by initial five year maintenance ... Read more

04.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Creda plans total 600 mw capacity solar pv installations   The Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) envisages installation of grid-connected solar PV rooftop projects with aggregate capacity of 600 MW in different categories across the State, officials informed.   Notably, CREDA is targetting installation of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects across the State. The generated solar power may be utilized for captive application and the surplus power will be fed to the grid, officials informed.   The aim is to reduce the fossil fuel based electricity load on main grid and make building self-sustainable from the point ... Read more

01.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh in niti aayog’s draft roadmap for aspirational districts   A draft roadmap has been prepared in-house in NITI Aayog for development of North-Eastern States and similarly positioned Eastern States i.e. Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, odisha and west Bengal, a NITI Aayog report titled ‘ Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ 2018 has informed.   The draft Road-map has been circulated to all concerned central Ministries/Departments and States for comments’   To finalize the draft road map assistance of World Bank shall be taken and all North Eastern States, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal have been requested to provide their ... Read more

29-30.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 38 items filed in c’garh with investment worth rs 2,483 cr in 2017   A total of 38 Industrial Entrepreneurs Memorandum (IEM) were filed in Chhattisgarh with total investment of Rs 2,483 crore as on December 31, 2017.   This was compared to 50 IEMs filed with proposed investment of Rs 11,853 crores during 2016-17, as per the annual report 2017-18 of the Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy (DIPP).   A total of five Industrial Entrepreneurship Memorandum (IEM) (Part B) form were filed by the entrepreneurs for setting up projects and commencement of production in Chhattisgarh involving proposed  ... Read more

24.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh east west rail corridor may complete by 2020   The Chhattisgarh East-West Rail Corridor project is expected to be complete by 2020, officials informed.   The proposed track from  Gevra Road to Pendra via Dipka, Katghora, Sindurgarh and Pasan has a length of 135 km, Urga- Kusmunda has a length of about 16 km and Feeder Lines of about 35 km. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 4970 crore.   Notably, freight train with speed of maximum 100 kms per hour will pass through Chhattisgarh in the East-West Corridor (Kolkata-Mumbai).   The train will traverse through ... Read more