Chhattisgarh has bagged two national awards in information technology sector. Computer Society of India (CSI) Nihilent has conferred award on Chhattisgarh for sustained excellence in IT sector and has also bestowed Sustenance Award in project category for geographical information system (GIS) operated by Chhattisgarh InfoTech and Biotech Promotion Society (CHiPS).
Science & Technology
On the second day 'Eco Bal Mela', children visited Chhattisgarh Science Center and gathered knowledge regarding various science inventions at the center. The three day event will conclude on Friday and Housing and Environment Minister Rajesh Munat will be the chief guest at the occasion. During the visit at the center, children participating from Dantewada, Jagdalpur, Jaspur, Koriya, Ambikapur, Raigarh, Saraipali and Basena were briefed about various inventions by center Director Dr. PK Bhatt.
District level Science Fair Inspire Award 2014 was held in which 16 students based on their performance has been selected for state level Science Fair Middle School Koliya Lamti student Nameshwar Kumar, Middle School Pagrikala Chuirya student Jagatshat. Dongergaon Bijebhata High School Kumari Keshar Yaday.
Chhattisgarh Regional Science Center Society associated with Science and Technology Department of State Government will establish two B-grade science centers, each over 5 acres of land, in revenue divisions- Sarguja and Bastar. Presently, Chhattisgarh Regional Science Center Society has sent letters to Collectors of both the districts, requesting allotment of land for science centers. Estimated expenditure for establishing each of the science centers is Rs 4 crores.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh Inaugurated Voice call services of Rajnandgoan Agrigulture department for all farmers of Rajnandgoan District, for sending Tips and Tricks for increasing the production of Agriculture, Techniques of Agriculture, Agri products, New technology of Agriculture Instruments etc, and to make farmers aware of the new policies of the agriculture department through Voice SMS/Voice Call service to every Farmers of Rajnangaon District.
The State Government would soon start a 500-seater Science Development Center cum hostel in Durg district for girl of Naxal-affected areas of Chhattisgarh. According to Scheduled Caste Development Minister Kedar Kashyap the success of 'Prayaas', a State Government venture to prepare students from tribal and Naxal-hit areas for the various competitive examinations, had prompted the State Government to open the science center in the line of 'Prayaas '.
The head of the animal nutrition department at the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Dr S S Sikka and a professor from the same unit Dr M S Pannu, attended a national symposium on the significance of Veterinary nutrition. The event was organised by the Indian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and held in Anjora, Chhattisgarh.
Dr Sikka besides chairing the technical session on “Feed Resource and Supplements” also acted as panellist in “Scientist Farmers Interaction meet session”.
Raipur: There are more than 500 villages in Chhattisgarh which are not connected to the power grid inspite of being under mobile network coverage. People living in these areas often have to travel for 10-15 kilometres daily for charging their mobile phones.
Chief Minister Dr.Raman Singh inaugurated a solar powered mobile charging unit at his residence which is capable of charging 10 mobile handsets at a time. The state government is planning to install 50 such units in various remote regions of Chhattisgarh.
Managing director of Synefra Engineering & Construction Ltd (a Tanti Group Company), JR Tanti, was conferred the Udyog Ratna Award by the Institute of Economic Studies (IES) for his outstanding contribution in the field of industrial development.
Synefra was honoured with the award for its contribution towards sustainable development. The award was presented by governor of Chhattisgarh, Shekhar Dutt, at a seminar held in Delhi.
IES, comprising economists, parliamentarians and industrialists, is committed towards improvement of the Indian economy.