Tag: Chhattisgarh

Larsen & Toubro wins ‘significant’ contract in Chhattisgarh

NEW DELHI: Engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Tuesday said it has won a ‘significant’ contract in Chhattisgarh. The company did not provide the exact contract value. However, as per its classification, a significant contract ranges between Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 2,500 crore. “The Water and Effluent Treatment business of L&T […]

Amitabh Jain appointed new Chhattisgarh chief secretary

NEW DELHI: The Chhattisgarh government on Monday appointed Amitabh Jain as the state’s chief secretary in place of Rajendra Prasad Mandal who retired from service. Jain, a 1989-batch IAS officer, was currently additional chief secretary (finance) along with additional charge of water resources department. The state government also issued fresh postings for 13 other bureaucrats, […]

Chhattisgarh government begins process to employ engineers on contract

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has initiated a process to employ the unemployed youth of the state. The E-category registration system in the Public Works Department is to be initiated in all the construction departments, bodies and boards of the state government. The Chief Minister affirmed that the integrated “E” category registration system has […]

Paddy procurement to begin from December 1 in Chhattisgarh

NEW DELHI: The Chhattisgarh government will commence the paddy procurement process from December 1, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said. In all, 21,48,606 farmers have registered themselves for paddy procurement at the minimum support price (MSP) in more than 2,000 cooperative societies in the state. A total of 19,55,236 farmers ad registered for paddy sale […]

Chhattisgarh cabinet approves amendments to industrial policy

RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh cabinet has approved amendments to the Industrial Policy 2019-24, offering a slew of incentives to units, and announced a special package for entrepreneurs from the Scheduled Caste/Tribe category and also startups, an official has said. These decisions were taken at a cabinet meeting here on Thursday chaired by chief minister Bhupesh Baghel. […]

Mineral-rich backward Bastar gets flight service

NEW DELHI: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday did an e-inauguration of a 72-seat regular flight linking Jagdalpur in Bastar region with Raipur and Hyderabad, greatly shortening the time now taken by road journey. Ministers, MPs and others attended the event via video conferencing while the Chief Minister did the inauguration from his residence […]

Sonia Gandhi launches Nyay scheme in Chhattisgarh, says farmers will become self-reliant

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay scheme in Chhattisgarh through video conferencing on Thursday and said this was a true tribute to the former prime minister. Addressing the launch event on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary, she lauded the scheme, saying it will bring a change in […]

Chhattisgarh to launch Nyay scheme for farmers on May 21

NEW DELHI: A whopping 20 lakh farmers will benefit from the Chhattisgarh government”s Kisan Nyay Yojana under which funds for paddy, maize and sugarcane (rabi) crops will be transferred to the farmers” bank accounts on the basis of the area registered in kharif year 2019. The ambitious scheme will roll out on May 21, the […]

Chhattisgarh: Hand sanitizer developed from Mahua spirit

JASHPUR: An entrepreneur in Chhattisgarh has developed in association with a women’s Self Help Group (SHG) a hand sanitizer liquid with alcohol distilled from Mahua flowers as its main ingredient. Hand sanitizers are currently in great demand as their use to clean hands helps keep COVID-19 at bay. Yellow coloured Mahua flowers are one of […]

Bhupesh Baghel presents Rs 95,650-crore budget for Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday presented a Rs 95,650-crore budget, without any new tax proposals, for fiscal 2020-21 in the Legislative Assembly here. Among other things, he announced a new scheme, `Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana’, to provide good returns to farmers for agricultural produce with a provision of Rs 5,100 crore. […]

RP Mandal appointed as Chief Secretary in Chhattisgarh

NEW DELHI: Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer RP Mandal on Thursday was appointed as Chief Secretary in the Chhattisgarh government. The appointment of Mandal came following the retirement of IAS Sunil Kujur from services today. A statement by the Chhattisgarh government said, “Kujur of 1986 batch retired today as the Chief Secretary and Mandal of […]

To create jobs,Congress government reduces land rates for industries in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh government has decided to reduce land allotment rates by 30 per cent in industrial areas in the state to promote industrialisation and create jobs, officials said on Saturday. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel while addressing representatives of industrial and commercial sectors at an event held here late Friday […]

Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh get new governors

NEW DELHI: Sitting Rajya Sabha member Anusuiya Uikey and senior BJP leader Biswa Bushan Harichandan were on Tuesday appointed as governors of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh respectively. The files of their appointment was cleared by President Ram Nath Kovind after which a formal order was issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The post of Chhattisgarh governor […]

Chhattisgarh gets first tribal Chief Secretary

NEW DELHI: In a bureaucratic reshuffle, Chhattisgarh government has appointed Sunil Kumar Kujur as new Chief Secretary of the State. Kujur is the States first Chief Secretary with a tribal background. He is the State’s 10th Chief Secretary. He is an IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre 1983 batch. He is replacing 1983 batch IAS officer Ajay […]

Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel assigns portfolios; keeps finance, gives home to Tamradhwaj Sahu

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday assigned portfolios to his Cabinet colleagues, keeping finance and mining with himself and giving the crucial home department to senior leader Tamradhwaj Sahu. The newly-appointed ministers, who took oath early this week, have been allocated portfolios, a government public relation officer in Raipur said. Besides finance and […]

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