Union Agriculture Minister Mr Radhamohan Singh today announced the construction of a conference hall at a cost of Rs 3 crore on the premises of Indira Gandhi Agricultural University here. The hall will be in the name of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. He was speaking at the two-day seventh regional meet of the Indian Agricultural Research Council. On the instructions of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, he also announced the construction of a kisaan hostel in the name of Late Dr Khubchand Baghel in the capital.
National Rural Road Development Agency, New Delhi have finalized the tour schedule of National Quality Monitors (NQM) for scrutinizing the quality of construction works under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). In the current month of September, six NQMs will visit nine districts of Chhattisgarh to inspect the quality of ongoing construction works.
State government will establish blood banks in thirteen districts of the state within a month. State Health Minister Amar Agrawal has directed the health department officials in a review meeting to make all the necessary arrangements in this regard. The minister informed that the blood banks will be started in Jashpur, Narainpur, Bijapur, Kondagaon, Sukma, Balrampur, Surajpur, Janjgir-Champa, Mungeli, Bemetara, Balod, Gariaband and Baloda Bazaar districts within a month. It may be mentioned that the state health department is presently running blood banks in sixteen districts.
Shri Premprakash Pandey, Technical and Manpower Development Minister, on Wednesday said that 10 Livelihood Colleges will be started soon at- Narainpur, Gariyaband, Dhamtari, Balodabazar, Mahasamund, Mungeli, Janjgir-Chapa, Balrampur, Surajpur, Koriya.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh approved Rs 152 crores for the two wildlife conservation projects 'Gajraaj' and Jaamwant' for the conservation of Elephants and Bears while chairing the meeting of Forest officials on Friday. Both the projects will be funded under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund. The allotted funds will be spent in the period of five years in both the projects.
Three cooperative sugar factories of Chhattisgarh have produced 68 thousand metric tons of sugar in the previous financial year 2013-14. These sugar factories are based in village Ramhepur of Kabeerdham (Kawardha) district, village Krerta of Surajpur district and village Karkabhaat of Balod district. In these factories, nearly 7 lakh 70 thousand metric tons of sugarcane were procured from more than 10 thousand farmers last year. During sugarcane crushing season 2013-14, total 7 lakh 70 thousand 931 metric tons of sugarcane were crushed, against the target of 8 lakh 70 thousand metric tons.
Home, Jail and Public Health Engineering Minister Shri Ramsevak Paikra skills upgrading program in Dharamsala chaired Agarwal distribution program was organized under the Sewing Machine Tool Kits. Polytechnic College Ambikapur and Surajpur, Tribal Development Project in collaboration with the cluster villages was held three months training. 70 women and 150 men Raj Mistry sewing machines were distributed pests. Speaking to the program said Shri Paikra Sadhan skill development training is important to become self-supporting.