The 'Ratanjot' (JATROPHA) farming had been proving to be a boon to the farmers of the State. On the one hand Bio-diesel is being produced and on the other the flower buds are useful as organic manure for the agriculturists. This has been proved by the Indira Gandhi Agriculture University Raipur scientists. They said that flower buds of Jatropha act as harmless insecticides. Energy Department's wing Chhattisgarh Bio-Fuel Development Authority officers today said that Rs 10 Minimum Support Price a kilogram had been fixed for Ratanjot (Jatropha) seeds.
Chhattisgarh Housing Board (CGHB) has once again been honoured at national level. Today on the occasion of Global Partnership Summit organized on the theme-'Smart City, Smart India' by ASSOCHAM at Hotel Le Meridian of New Delhi, Chhattisgarh Housing Board was awarded "the Best Housing Board' Award for providing affordable housing facility. Chhattisgarh's Housing-Environment and PWD Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat, CGHB Chairman Mr. Bhupendra Singh Savanni and Commissioner Mr. Siddhartha Komal Singh Pardeshi together received the award at hands of Union Minister of Road and Transport Minister Mr.
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that expansion of rail network in natural resources-rich Chhattisgarh is very necessary for development of the country and added that a special joint venture company will look after expansion of railways in the state.
The union minister was addressing a function at rail bhawan, organized for signing three rail corridor MoUs between the Railways and the Chhattisgarh government in the presence of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. MP from Korba Dr Banshilal Mahto was also present at the occasion.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and demanded provision of Rs 4 thousand crore in the Union Budget for Bastar development plan.
Principal Secretary to CM Aman Kumar Singh, Secretary Subodh Kumar Singh, Resident Commissioner B V Umadevi and OSD Vikram Sisodia were also present at the meeting.
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Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today reviewed the Food, Civil Supply, Consumer Protection and Gramodyog Department's preparations for budget. In the meeting, Minister of concerned Departments Mr. Punnulal Mohile, Chief Secretary Mr. Vivek Dhand, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subodh Kumar Singh, Secretary of Finance Department Mr. Amit Agrawal and other senior officials concerned were also present.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today held a detailed discussion with the Ministers of Tribals, Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Minority Affairs and School Education over the ensuing Budget allocations. Both the Ministers, Chief Secretary Mr. Vivek Dhand, Adivasi and Scheduled Caste Development Additional Chief Secretary Mr. N. K. Aswal, Chief Minister's Secretary Mr. Subodh Kumar Singh, Finance Department Secretary Mr. Amit Agrawal, School Education Department Secretary Mr. Subrat Sahu, Tribals and Scheduled Caste Development Department Director Mr.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today had a detailed discussion with the representatives of the Industry regarding the ensuing Chhattisgarh Budget 2016-17 at his official residence. Dr. Singh sought suggestions from the captains of commercial and Industrial giants. He added that the industries had played a vital role in the rapid development of the State. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh the Budget will focus on all sections of the society including the industry. Industry Minister Mr. Amar Agrawal , Chief Secretary Mr. Vivek Dhand , Energy Department and Chief Minister's Principal Secretary Mr.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today said that the Public Distribution System (PDS) had brought glory to Chhattisgarh. The Supreme Court asked all the other States to emulate this PDS system. The rice millers had contributed a lot in the success of the PDS. The millers should provide quality rice at all times and share the social responsibility. Substandard quality of food material will never be accepted.
Research student Mrs. Bhavna Diwakar, who is pursuing Ph.D. in political science, today paid courtesy call on Governor Mr. Balramji Das Tandon. Mrs. Diwakar is doing research on topic- 'Study on working style of Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayi as Prime Minister', and she visited Rajbhavan to meet Governor Mr. Tandon for having discussion in the context.