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.
General approval for construction of roads on forestland in 10 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts of state will now be granted easily, as Central Government has slackened the rules related to this procedure. Centre has simplified the procedure for general approval under Section-2 of Central Forest Conservation Act 1980, keeping in view the need of infrastructural development for public utility. As per the simplified procedure, the general approval for construction of two-lane highways on forestland will be given by State Government itself.
Students from Dantewada and Bijapur, who had an opportunity to meet the first citizen of the state Governor Balramji Dass Tandon at Raj Bhavan and the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Sunday, were delighted after listening to the inspiring words from the Governor and the Chief Minister. The students from the naxalhit districts were in the capital on Sunday under a study tour. During their visit to the Raj Bhavan. the students were advised by the Governor to learn as much as possible as it is the right time for them to do so.
In a major success for Chhattisgarh police, 13 ultras, Including a woman, surrendered along with arms and explosives in separate places of the insurgency-hit Bastar region. "Thecadres who surrendered, said they were frustrated with the high handedness of senior cadres particularly from Andhra Pradesh and exploitation by them of women and lower rank rebels," a senior police official told PTI. They were involved in several incidents of crime including, blast incidents, damaging government properties, torching vehicle engaged in road construction and others, in the region, the official added.
After a prolonged lull, Naxals on Wednesday to kill four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, part of a road sanitisation drive ahead of CRPF civic action programme in Cheramangi village. As the personnel were heading towards Nukanpal village under Awapalli Police Station area on Wednesday morning, a party of Naxals opened indiscriminate fire on them.
Judicial Commission headed by Justice VK Agrawal, Ex-Chairman Chhattisgarh Consumer Protection Commission and Chairman Madhya Pradesh Fee Regulatory Appellate Tribunal, constituted to investigate the case of encounter between Security Forces and Naxalites that had occured on May 17 and 18 2013 in village Edasmeta under Gangaloor police station juridiction in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, has extended the time-limit for submission of proofs and evidences till November 27, 2013.