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State has over 8,000 HIV +ves

School students assemble to form AIDS symbol on the eve of World AIDS Day.

According to the Chhattisgarh Government, around eight thousand people in the state are HIV positive.

Bulk of the total patients are in Raipur, P Anabalagan, Project Officer for Chhattisgarh Aids Control Committee said on Wednesday.

There are 3,870 patients in Raipur, 949 in DUrg, 845 Bilaspur, 495 Rajnandgaon, 360 Bastar, 263 in Mahasamund, 181 in Korba, 175 Kabeerdham, 150 Sarguja and 127 and In Raigard district.

The government is making all possible efforts for treatment of these patients, he added.

Chhattisgarh to get 2000 MW power from NTPC project

IANS reported that Chhattisgarh signed a power purchase agreement with India largest power producer, the National Thermal Power Corporation to get 50% power from its upcoming 4,000 MW coal-fired power plant.

Chhattisgarh will get 2,000 MW at INR.2.59 per unit from NTPC coal fired project that will come up at Lara village in the state's northern coal abundant Raigarh district.

Tantrik's house of horror? Boy sacrificed, bones found

Raipur, Nov 25 (IANS) A tantrik, his wife and five disciples have been arrested in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, for sacrificing a two-year-old boy in the belief that it would bring them wealth, police said Thursday, adding this may not be the first such killing by him.

The arrests were made Wednesday night from the industrial town, some 30 km from here, at the Ruabandha locality workers colony.

Civil Service Orientation Camp by Kalyan Ashram in Bhilai

VANVASI Vikas Samiti, a unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, organised a two-day Civil Service Orientation Camp in Bhilai from October 23 to 24. A one day similar camp was also organised at the University Campus in Raipur on August 29. A total of 75 students of various branches participated in the one-day camp. Kalyan Ashram joint general secretary Shri Kripa Prasad Singh was also present on the occasion.

Chhattisgarh farmers not keen on bamboo cultivation

Chhattisgarh is facing difficulty in finding farmers who are ready to take up bamboo cultivation in the state under National Bamboo Mission.

The insufficient grant given to the farmers to cultivate bamboo was cited as one of the reasons for the reluctance. The National Bamboo Mission (NBM) is mooting a proposal to increase the grant given to the farmers, a senior officials with the mission said.