The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of a book “Reflections on Contemporary India” written by Shri Shekhar Dutt, Governor of Chhattisgarh at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The President received the book from Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha, Smt. Meira Kumar who formally released it. Speaking on the occasion, the President said civil servants have made important contributions to nation building. He said recording of the past is important as it throws light on many issues that society has to grapple from time to time.
President Shri Pranab Mukherjee today conferred ‘Krishi Karman Award’ for the year 2012-13 upon Chhattisgarh for best performance in paddy production. The state has been presented with the award for the second time. On behalf of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Shri Brijmohan Agrawal received the award from the President at a function held in Vigyan Bhavan here.
A State-level symposium on 'All Religion's Convergence' was organised at Ramkrishna Mission, Vivekanand Ashram on Sunday. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh was also present on the occasion. He lighted the ceremonial lamp to inaugurate the symposium and while addressing the gathering said that the concept of 'Unity in Diversity' can practically be observed in Chhattisgarh where people following various religions reside like flowers of a bouquet. He further said that religions convergence is an inseparable part of Indian culture which is persisting from centuries.
On the instructions of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, State Skill Development authority (SSDA) is going to organise 'Career Madai (Fair)' to inform the youth about employment and training probabilities in different professions and to select for training at 146 Development Block Headquarters of 27 District in the month of February. Career Madai was successfully organized in the Rajnandgaon districts in the post month. Mentioning about its success, Chief Minister has instructed them to organised it in every Development Block Headquarters of every district.
Chief Minister and Minister of Finance Department Dr. Raman Singh today tabled the 'economic survey year 2013-14' of Chhattisgarh in Vidhan Sabha. The State's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Chhattisgarh is anticipated to grow by 7.05 per cent during the current financial year 2013-14 as per the Economic Survey Report for the financial year 2013-14, which was tabled by Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh in the House on Friday. As per the Economic Survey Report, the per capital income in 2011-12 was Rs 44505 which has gone up to Rs 50691 in 2012-13 as per quick estimates.
Two Chhattisgarh cadre IPS officials paid courtesy visit to Governor Shekhar Dutt on Thursday at Raj Bhavn. The IPS officials, Ashutosh Singh and MA Rangrajan, are currently under-trainee in the Police Head Quarters (PHQ) after having completed their course from National Police Academy, Hyderabad. It needs to be mentioned that both Ashutosh Singh and Rangarajan have been deputed to Raipur and Durg districts respectively for field training. Governor Dutt conversed about the various exclusivity of Chhattisgarh and also wished for bright and successful career of two IPS officers.
While inaugurating a symposium on topic 'Women as Leaders: Role, issues and concerns' organised by the Center for Women Studies, pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur on Wednesday, first lady Sushmita Dutt sad that women has a lot of leadership quality irrespective of the field she works. Due to her potential, many provisions were made for women in Indian constitution following the independence.
Governor Shekhar Dutt called upon the agriculture scientists, students and farmers to make a road map to meet the food grains requirement of the country taking into consideration the inaugural ceremony a two-day national conference on 'Agricultural Information Management in Digital Era' that began on Tuesday at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV). The society which is able to forecast the need of tomorrow is able to meet the future in the better way by directing its research and development.
Under village development scheme Naya Raipur Development Authority has sanctioned Rs 1.50 crore for the development works in 10 villages in naya Raipur here on Tuesday. The development will take place for construction of primary school, community hall, CC road and Nirmal Ghat Yojana. According to statement issued, state government residential and environment department has sanctioned amount Rs 1.50 crore under village falling under Naya Raipur.
Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) will allocate houses built under Basic Services for Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme to ten villages following under the scheme. NRDA under the scheme has built 888 houses which will be allocated to persons belonging to 41 villages. According to NRDA Chief Executive Officer Amit Kataria under the BSUP scheme 888 houses have been built and will be allotted to the villagers group-wise. In Group A-216, in group-B 312, in group C-144 and in group D-216 houses have been built.