Raipur Updates

Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh to raise new armed police force

Raipur, Jul 27 (PTI) The Chhattisgarh Government has approved a proposal to raise an auxiliary armed police force in the Naxal-affected state. The Cabinet today approved the 'Chhattisgarh Auxiliary Armed Police Force Ordinance 2011' and it has been sent to the Governor for his assent, Chief Minister Raman Singh told reporters here. He said the new force is being raised keeping in mind Special Police Officers (SPOs), local tribals who are engaged in anti-Maoist operations. Over 5,000 SPOs will be inducted into the unit, which will be assisting the security forces, Singh said.

Provision Of Construction Of High School (national Education Campaign)

The Exicutive Engeener of Public Works Department, Jagdalpur invites tenders notice for construction of high school (national education campaign) in Panarpara block Jagdalpur.
Details

Notice Type

Tender Notice

Tender Scope

Domestic

Tender Value

INR 49,99,000/-

Project Period

8 Months

EMD

INR 37,500/-

Category

Civil Construction Works

Products

Construction Work

Document Fees

INR 380/-

Dates to Remember

Publish Date

25-Jul-2011

Due Date

Contact Information

Provision Of Construction Of Compound In Secondary School Khamhariya

The Executive Engineer of Rural Engineering Services, Dhamtari invites tenders notice for provision of construction of compound in secondary school Khamhariya.
Details

Notice Type

Tender Notice

Tender Scope

Domestic

Tender Value

INR 5,00,000/-

Project Period

3 Months

EMD

INR 5,000/-

Category

Civil Construction Works

Products

Civil Work,Construction Work

Document Fees

INR 750/-

Dates to Remember

Publish Date

20-Jul-2011

Document Sale Ends

08-Aug-2011

Most orphans in three states'

New Delhi: Three Indian states -- Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh -- have the highest number of orphaned and abandoned children in India, according to a study.

"The central zone has approximately six million orphan children under the age of 18 and this figure will shoot up to 7.6 million by the year 2021," the study by the NGO SOS Children's Villages of India said Tuesday.

Central and East Zone have the highest number of orphaned / abandoned children in India - SOS Children's Villages of India Study

New Delhi, Delhi, July 26, 2011 /India PRwire/ -- Central Zone, which comprises the 3 states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, houses approximately 6 million orphan children (under 18 years) and this figure will shoot up to 7.6 million by the year 2021 according to a recent study by SOS Children's Villages of India. It is closely followed by the East Zone which has approximately 5.20 million orphans, and is estimated to increase to 6 million by 2021.

Chhattisgarh generates R 1.75 crore through cable connections

Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government has earned as much as Rs 1.75 crore from cable connections provided throughout the state.

The revenue is 141 per cent more than what was collected last year.

According to officials of Commercial Tax (Excise) Department, there are over 1 lakh and 53 thousand cable connections in the state. And through these connections, the department has earned as much as Rs 1.75 crore as entertainment tax.

Chhattisgarh SPOs likely to return as 'auxiliary force'

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government is all set to raise an auxiliary armed force of adivasis for anti-Maoist operations in insurgency hit districts. It has readied 'Chhattisgarh Auxiliary Armed Police Force Ordinance 2011', which enables it to hire those with knowledge of local area, topography and language to 'assist security forces' in combating Maoist violence.

While it does not specifically prescribe recruitment of adivasis alone, by making service in the auxiliary force contingent on knowledge of local area and language, it indirectly limits the pool of recruitment to adivasis.

The Supreme Court criticises the Chhattisgarh and Central governments and orders the disbanding of Salwa Judum. MUSTAFA QURAISHI/AP

CM Raman Singh

THE case Nandini Sundar vs State of Chhattisgarh arose out of a writ petition (civil) filed in 2007 in the Supreme Court by Nandini Sundar, a Professor of sociology at the Delhi School of Economics; Ramachandra Guha, a historian; and E.A.S. Sarma, former Secretary to Government of India and former Commissioner, Tribal Welfare, Government of Andhra Pradesh. The petitioners had alleged that the State of Chhattisgarh was actively encouraging a group called Salwa Judum, a civil vigilante structure, to counter Maoist insurgency, and that had resulted in violation of human rights.

India Briefs: Recent Incidents of Persecution

Orissa, India, July 25 (CDN) — Hindu extremists on July 14 summoned three Christian families of Missionary Grace Fellowship and demanded that they abandon Christ or face a social boycott in Lathikata, Banapur. The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) reported that a Christian woman identified only as the wife of Sarat Naik declared before the intolerant Hindus and others that she and other Christians were prepared to undergo persecution, but that under no circumstances would they abandon Christ. She said relationship with Christ had transformed their lives, according to the GCIC.

Growth data shows gaps in Maoist narrative: Swaminathan Aiyar

Last week, at the release of another book on the rise of Maoism, " Hello Bastar," author Rahul Pandita described the terrible exploitation of tribals by petty officials and forest contractors. He condemned Salwa Judum, the anti-Maoist vigilante force, and said the tribals had little choice but to pick up the gun along with Maoists and fight for their rights.