A review meeting regarding the 'Swachch Bharat' Mission in Raipur Division was held here. There was a detailed discussion upon making the districts in the Division polythene and plastic pollution-free soon. The works relating to construction of concrete toilets in houses also was taken into consideration. Local urban bodies' representatives and top officers participated in the crucial meeting. Principal Secretary of Urban Administration and Development Department Mr. R.P. Mandal, Raipur Division Commissioner Mr. Ashok Agrawal, Urban Administration Commissioner Dr.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has instructed National Minerals Development Corporation (NMDC)- a public undertaking of central government, to take effective measures for controlling water pollution in rivers and ponds, caused during the process of blasting in mines of Bailadila Iron-Ore Project.
Hundreds of people in a central Indian village are battling cancer after their drinking water was contaminated by arsenic.
Chhattisgarh state of India has millions of tons of iron, bauxite and other minerals. The huge mineral deposits have, of late, attracted millions of rupees as investment from industrial groups. The government, which favors fast industrialization, has been clearing hundreds of proposals, over half of which are for thermal power projects.