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Rs 11 crore sanctioned for three irrigation schemes

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Chhattisgarh State has sanctioned total of Rs 11 crore for there small irrigation schemes under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) of the Central Government. These projects have been approved for Koriya district and would enable irrigation in about 597 hectares of area. Water Resources Department (WRD) has issued an order to this effect from the Mantralaya.

PWD released Rs 437 cr using uncertified mode of measurements for road projects

Comptroller and Auditor General of India in its Audit Report (Civil and Commercial) for the year ending march 31, 2011, revealed that the Public Works Department (PWD) released payments worth Rs 437.66 crore using uncertified mode of measurements during implementation of Chhattisgarh State Road Sector Development Project, a Asian Development Bank funded project.

State Government clerks postpone strike

Chhattisgarh Lipik Vergiya (Clerical) Shaskiya Karmchari Sangh has postponed its one-day strike, scheduled to be observed on April 11, follwing government's written assurance of implementing the recommendations of Dr. D N Tiwari committee, According to Sangh state General Secretary Sanjay Singh and patron J Mohapatra, the Chief Minister had assured to removing salary discrepancies within a month to end the indefinite strike announced by the Sangh which continued from December 28, 2011 for 21 days.

Nankiram Kanwar for changes in policies of State Police Department

State Home Minister Nankiram Kanwar has felt the need for some amendments in the policies of State Police Department and emphasised on the need for proper implementation of existing policy. The Home Minister stated this while interacting with the media persons at his official residence on Monday. When asked about the report published in a vernacular daily highlighting alleged rush of police personnel to have the benefits of one-time promotion policy, the Home Minister said that he came to know about the fact only from the news paper and he would soon look into the same.

Maya Singh nominated as General Secy of CPWCC

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Maya Rani Singh has been nominated as the General Secretary of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Women Congress Committee here on Sunday. This information was given by CPWCC President Ambika Markam, meanwhile, Shanti Upadhya has been appointed as the secretary and Sandhya Tiwari will be the Bilaspur District Congress Committee President of the organisation.

CM lays emphasis on Development of Bio energy sources

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh

Asserting that Bio Energy is the energy of future, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that when fossil fuel would get exhausted, people will have to depend on bio fuel and other alternative sources of energy. The Chief Minister said that, Chhattisgarh State Government had given priority to the development of bio fuel in the State. Ther chief Minister observed these views while addressing at theNational Working Committee meeting of Bhartiya Janata Party Bio Energy Cell on Sunday.

Plea in HC against amendents made by State Govt in RTI rules

Right to Information (RTI)

A WRIT petition has been filed in the High Court of Chhattisgarh against amendments made by the State Government in the Right to Information (RTI) rules. The petitioner, Chhattisgarh Right to Information (RTI) Activist Association, in its writ petition urged the court to order cancellation of amendments done in the RTI by the State Government and ask the government to follow the rules of the Central Government for the sake of common man, who can be deprived of their rights to have information at ease due to the 'needless' amendments, said Association President Sanjay Singh Thakur, Sunday.

Power tariff may go up by 20 pc

Dr. Raman Singh Chief Minister in Chhattisgarh

The new power tariff might be declared in the State within a week. All preparations in this regard has been made by Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission. Meanwhile, sources have informed that there might be hike in the tariff by 15 to 20 % . Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh had also advocated hike in power tariff in the House during Budget Session. He had stated that due to increase in fuel charge including 32 % hike in coal cost, the State Government is bound to hike the power tariff.

Muthuraman bestowed with Padma Bhushan

President Pratibha Patil presenting Padma Bhushan Award to B Muthuraman, Vice Chairman of Tata Steel Ltd.

President pratibha Patil presented the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award to B Muthuraman, Vice Chairman of Tata Steel Limited in Trade and Industry category on Wednesday in a glittering function organised at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and a host of other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Delegation of Sarpanch Sangh meets CM

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh

A Delegation of Sarpanch Sangh from Kanker headed by MLA Sumitra Markole met Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh at his official residence on Friday. The members welcomed the recent move of Chief Minister in which he has announced the hike in honorarium of Office-bearers of Panchayat. The members said that the Chief Minister has not only hiked the honorarium but also improvised their social status insociety. It maybe mentioned here that the honorarium of Rs 2000 will be given to Sarpanch on four meeting while Panch will get Rs 200 for two meetings.

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