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Governor greets people on Onam

Governor Shekhar Dutt

Governor Shekhar Dutt greeted the people of Chhattisgarh, Kerala community in particular, on the eve of auspicious Onam festival. In his communique, the Governor said that the festival reflects liveliness of our cultural heritage. He further said that India is a land of brotherhood, love and generosity, which makes it different in the world.

Narayanpur, Bijapur district included in BRGF list

Bijapur Map

Planning Commission, Government of India has accepted the proposal of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and included Narayanpur and Bijapur districts of Chhattisgarh in the list of Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) districts. An amount of Rs 10 crore each will be granted to both the district per year for carrying out development of the districts. It is to be mentioned here that Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh had written to the Planning Commission on May 29 for included Narayanpur and Bijapur districts of Chhattisgarh in the list of BRGF districts.

Mayor leaves for New Delhi on mission to bring fund for buses

Chhattisgarh, Mayor Kiranmoyee Nayak

In a damage control act, mayor Dr. Kiran Mayee Nayak has sets off to New Delhi to get cancel the suspension of funding of city buses. Mayor, through a letter dated August 24 to Union Urban Administration and Development Minister Kamal nath, had also raised objection on the suspension of city buses' funding by Center Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC).

Chhattisgarh to 'Jump' for world record

Jump Rope Association Chhattisgarh

Jump Rope Federation of India and Jump Rope Association Chhattisgarh have invited people in 245 hrs single Rope Speed Event (World Record) to be held on September 8 and 9, 2012 at Raipur. This world be the second time that India will participate in such a promotional event. This event will be hosted by Jump Rope Association, Chhattisgarh under the aegis of Jump Rope Federation of India. If the Association finds sponsors for the event then the fees can be exempted, said Akhilesh Dubey.

Dr. Verma gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Chhattisgarh Map

Dr. l N Verma, an agriculture scientist of Chhattisgarh, has been presented Lifetime Achievement Award by Government of India's (GoI) Minister of Agriculture for his notable contributions in progress of bio-fertilizer production and organic farming. A resident of Raipur, Dr. Verma was a Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya and he is also former Director of the National Center of Organic Farming (NCOF).

Delegates of Muriya community meet CM

Dr. Raman Singh Chief Minister in Chhattisgarh

Delegates of the Muriya community from Bastar led by Deputy Chairman of Bastar and South Region Tribal Development Authority, Baiduram Kashyap paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh here at his residence on Sunday night. During the course of visit, the representative group demanded to the Chief Minister for providing financial aid for the construction of a community hall.

International workshop on Water Security on Sustainable Basis held

Indian Water works Association (IWWA)

International Workshop on Water Security on Sustainable Basis was organised jointly by the Government of Goa, International Water Works Association , Japan Water Works Association and Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) in Goa on August 25 and 26. Around 200 water experts and scientists from India and abroad participated in the workshop. Chief Minister Goa Manohar Parikar was the Chief Guest while Former Engineer-in-Chief from Chhattisgarh and President IWWA, Mumbai delivered the key note speech.

Air Marshal Jasvinder Chauhan on maiden visit to Chhattisgarh

Commanding-in-Chief of Central Air  Command Air Marshal Jasvinder Chauhan

on his maiden visit to Chhattisgarh, the newly-appointed Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Marshal Jasvinder Chauhan reached capital Raipur on Monday. As part of his familiarization tour to the state, Air Marshal Chauhan visited IAF Task Force in Chhattisgarh. During this visit, Air Marshal Chauhan also called on Governor Shekhar Dutt and Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh.

BSP bags PM's Trophy again

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma presenting the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best integrat

Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), the flagship unit of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), was presented the prestigious 'Prime Minister's Trophy' for emerging as the best performing steel plant in the country, in specially organized function at New Delhi. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh presented the Trophy for Best Integrated Steel Plant in the country to SAIL Chairman, C.S. Verma accompanied by Chief Executive for Steel, Beni Prasad Verma and Secretary (Steel), D.R.S. Chaudhary.

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