Ex-President late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was quite impressed with the Cleanliness Campaign conducted by Chhattisgarh Government and Nirmal Gram villages of the state. In year 2006, 13 Gram Panchayats of Rajnandgaon district were selected by Government of India for Nirmal Gram Award, said Mr. Ganesh Shankar Mishra Secretary, Public Relations Department, today. Rajnandgaon was the first district of state to have its Gram Panchayats selected for this prestigious award.
Famous Bollywood actor Mr. Vivek Oberoi today appreciated the planting of ten crore saplings in a State where total population is about two-and-half crores. He lauded the efforts made by Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh in making 'Harihar Chhattisgarh' a people's movement. He planted a 'Badam' sapling at the Botanical Gardens in Naya Raipur. The Gardens are developed by the Forest Department on a 320 hectare site. Mr. Oberoi appreciated the steps taken by Chhattisgarh Government in the afforestation programme in capital region.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today met film actor Mr. Vivek Oberoi at his official residence. The film actor appreciated the rapid development of Naya Raipur. Dr. Raman Singh gifted sapling of 'Mahua' and an idol made of bellmetal to Mr. Oberoi. Forest Minister Mr. Mahesh Gaagda, Chief Secretary Mr. Vivek Dhand,, Principal Secretary (Forests) Mr. R.P. Mandal, Principal Conservator of Forests Mr. A. A. Bohaj and Additional Principal Conservator of Forests Mr. Mudit Kumar Singh were present on the occasion.
In the condolence meet held today morning at Naya Raipur based Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan) of State Government, Ex-President Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam was paid courteous tribute. Chief Secretary Mr. Vivek Dhand and State Government's Senior Officials along with officials and employees of Mantralaya observed two-minute silence to pay tribute to late Mr. Kalam. Meanwhile, Additional Chief Secretary of Agriculture Department Mr. Ajay Singh, Additional Chief Secretary of Public Health Engineering Department Mr. NK Aswal, Principal Secretary of Forest Department Mr.
Collector Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi paid a surprise visit at the district hospital so as to inspect conditions prevailing in different wards. According to reports, collector scrutinized poshan purnavas Kendra and asked chilldren about facilities and services in hospital. He later on instructed authorities to buy mosquito nets for kids and toys so that they can pass their time by playing and learning several new things. He thereafter visited the children department and ordered officers to buy mattresses, glasses, paintings and other necessary things for ward.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal said that the State Government and the concerned authorities had been successful in providing sufficient quantity of seeds and fertilizers to the farmers during the current Kharif season. Mr. Agrawal said that the farmers had been provided with seeds and fertilizers in the months of April and May for the first time. They will not be charged with extra interest.
As per the instructions of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, Forest Department has prepared eight lakh medicinal plants in the nurseries of eight forest divisions in Chhattisgarh, including Raipur, Dhamtari, Kawardha, South Kondagaon, Sarguja, Jagdalpur, Kanker, and Jashpur Forest Division. Special drive will be launched towards the end of this month for free distribution of these saplings under Home Herbal Garden Scheme of Chhattisgarh Medicinal Plant Board.
EVEN the ten days are over, police have still not been able to arrest the persons involved in the disfiguring of Dr. Bhimarao Ambedkar’s statue at Lailunga block head-quarters. The act has filled the followers with immense displeasure which they expressed there by staging a day demonstration here in front of SDM office. Later, they also took out the massive rally and warned of launching the intense agitation for if the accused are not arrested by july 25.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today launched Tree Transplant or Machine at the Botanical Garden in Naya Raipur by performing 'Pooja' archana. The Mission will help in protecting and preserving trees which are decades-old if not centuries-old. Many trees are generally cut down for road -widening and other construction purposes. The Tree Transplant Machines will help in uprooting trees along with soil and roots and shift them to some other place.
FRAUD committed in the name of pension has perplexed the masses across the region. The fraud came to fore form Tilkeja Village of the district, Which is marked as MP Village. In this case, huge amount of pension has been allegedly with-Drawn in the name of those who have left for their heavenly abode.