Raipur : Chhattisgarh will operate Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Shaksha Gunavatta Abhiyan. The quality of education will be improved in due course of time. The Gram Sabhas will evaluate the quality of education. The School Education Department will appoint an officer to guide the Gram Sabhas. Special Gram Sabhas will be conducted to evaluate the quality of education standards. There are four to five schools in each Gram Panchayats and hence Gram Sabhas will be held in two different days. The gradings will be in four categories.
The State will encourage the usage of LED lamps by distributing 16 lakh lamps to BPL card-holders free of cost and 18 lakh LED lamps to APL card-holders.
The Cabinet has decided to scrap the committees formed earlier to purchase drugs and medical equipment by the Medical and Family Welfare Department and Medical Education. The Committee was formed in November 2007 under the leadership of Chief Secretary for the purchase of drugs. The Cabinet has decided to open Super-specialties Hospital and Department at the D.K.S.Bhawan. The institution will work on the public-private partnership basis. The Cabinet has ordered the Health Department to take strict disciplinary action against those doctors and employees who were responsible for the deaths of 13 women during the family planning camps at Sakri in Bilaspur district on 8 November 2014 and Gorela , Pendra and Marwahi on 10 November 2014. Several women were hospitalized for post-operative care at various hospitals in Bilaspur. The panel which was constituted to probe into the fiasco found gross irregularities in medicines and negligence on the part of doctors. The companies which supplied the drugs will be dealt as per Law.
The Cabinet decided to exempt VAT on fabrics and sugar by one per cent. It has been decided to establish Centre of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) at Raipur. There are 22 centres in various parts of the country. The plastic industry will benefit from the Centre.
Bastar : The Chhattisgarh Science and Technology Council had been training the Adivasi women in employment-oriented skills’ development programmes. About 150 Adivasi women had been trained in bamboo craft in Development Blocks Bhanpuri, Kondagaon and Manchkot in Bastar Revenue Division. Fifty women including Miss Rajini Kashyap, Mrs. Malati Baghel, Miss Sonali Thakur, Mrs. Somri from village Bhanpuri, have been trained in bamboo craft.
Another fifty women including Miss Anita Netam, Miss Jharna Koram, Mr.Rajeshwar Usendi, Mrs. Sheela Kujur from Kondagaon Development Block had been given training in bamboo furniture and vase- making and other bamboo crafts. Mr. Puran Kashyap, Mr.Sonsahay Baghel, Mr. Sukander Kashyap and 50 other women from Development Block Maachkot have been trained in various bamboo arts. The wooden furniture is in great demand all over the market. Monthly incomes are rising and the standard of living also had shown a marked improvement among the rural sections of the society.
Raipur, 21 August 2015 : The Chhattisgarh State Government has cautioned and appealed to the general public not to be misled and cheated by the foreign -based companies and organizations who are swindling the innocent public of huge amounts of money. The concerned officials said that if any individual has received such offers from cheaters on foreign shores or was swindled of hard-earned money he should lodge a complaint with the police or Cyber Crimes Bureau. Nodal agencies are mentioned on the Reserve Bank of India website also. The victims can also lodge their complaints with the website.
Directorate of Institutional Finance officers based at Naya Raipur said that Reserve Bank of India had already cautioned the aam aadmi to be cautious while investing their money in foreign companies which is illegal and banned by law. The Union Government has also advised the people to be on guard against bogus Indians based on foreign shores, foreign companies and lotteries offered by bogus companies. The Reserve Bank said that most of the companies are bogus. No individual is allowed to remit money violating the Reserve Bank guidelines and action can be taken against such individual as per the law.
Dr Raman Singh Chhattisgarh Chief Minister
The chief minister presented Capital Foundation Nation award to dignitaries from various walks of life. Secretary (Rural development department) J K Mahapatra, Public Policy Facebook Director Ankhi Das, Centre for Environmental Studies Director Prof. T Shivaji Rao, social activist and senior lawyer of Supreme Court Prashant Bhushan, Lt. Gen. Dr S D Duhan, Kent RO system Chairman Mahesh Gupta, Major Gen. Dr Sanjiv Chopra, Dr M N Krishnamani, O P Jindal Global University Vice Chancellor Prof C Raj Kumar, environmentalist Prof K Purshottam, UGC Chairman Prof Ved Prakash, Chairman ICES Group Anil Malhotra and film director Hari Baweja were amongst those who received the awards.
The chief minister said it is his pleasure to be a part of the function organized by capital foundation, an institute associated with big names such as Justice Krishna Iyer and Justice P N Bhagwati. He said it is his privilege to present awards to these dignitaries as they are eminent people and have carved a niche for themselves in their respective fields. Speaking on the issue of decentralization of constitutional power, the chief minister said that in Chhattisgarh, the government has tried to decentralize the decision making power to the lowest level, i.e. Panchayat. He said that his government divided the development blocks in to smaller units to ensure better administration. He said that his government had been working hard to eradicate malnutrition and hunger from the state and has achieved success in this direction. He always pitched for giving states the right to decide and make policies to ensure better implementation of policies and schemes. Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy also gave a presentation on the function. OSD to CM Vikram Sisodiya was also present there.
Raipur : About 200 Adivasis have been trained in honey collection/procuring in Narayanpur, Bijapur and Dantewada districts by the State Science and Technology Institute. Villagers of Behabeda, Kandadi, Sargipal, Duggabegal in Narayanpur district and Kuturu in Dantewada district have adopted new scientific methods. The scientific way of collecting honey is coined as ”Rock Bee-Honey Harvesting”. The Adivasis have been trained in procuring honey.
They have been educated in procuring honey from the same comb thrice without burning the honey-comb. The Adivasis had been told not to smoke out the honey-comb. Honey can be procured/collected by not hurting the bees. The population of bees will increase if the modern process is followed.
The Department officers said that two-and-a -half quintal honey was procured and it was purchased by the Centre Of Discovery For Society at the rate of Rs 150 per kilogram. The income of the honey procurers have been increased manifold in the tribal hamlets of Narayanpur, Dantewada and Bijapur districts. Earlier the honey procurers adopted the old method and the income was limited. Kits have been distributed during the training period.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today met World Brahman Federation of Chhattisgarh and Sarv Yuva Brahman Federation delegation led by National President Mr. Ajay Tripathi at his official residence. The delegation requested the Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh to allot land and funds for the construction of hostel for poor boys of the general category in the capital. The members requested the Chief Minister to give encouragement to the study of Sanskrit language and rename the Government Engineering College as Martyr Lieutenant Arvind Shankar Dixit. The delegation submitted a memorandum in this regard. Dr. Raman Singh assured the delegation that he would look into the matter sympathetically.
The delegation included Raipur Municipal Corporation Mayor Mr. Pramod Dubey, World Brahman Federation Chhattisgarh and Sarv Yuva Brahman Council State President Mr. Arvind Ojha, Vice-president Mr. Gunanidhi Mishra, secretary Mr. Hemant Tiwari, Mahila wing president Mrs. Neeraja Sharma and Youth wing president Mr. Abhinav Dubey .