CG-06, Mahasamund

Newly-appointed SDM, paddy brokers at loggerhead

Paddy Stores

It is almost a contest like situation between paddy brokers in nexus with certain businessmen and newly-appointed Sub Divisional magistrate (SDM) Dr. Priyanka Shukla led administration. SDM has constantly been on inspection to apprehend paddy stock smuggled from Odisha into Sarapali for selling to Cooperative Societies as also to certain Rice Millers.

Maoist-called shutdown hits life in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Normal life in the vast forested interiors of insurgency-hit Chhattisgarh was hit as vehicles went off the roads and people remained indoors in fear as the Maoist-called two-day shutdown began on Sunday to protest the killing of their top leader Kishanji.

There is an uneasy calm in the state's sprawling 40,000 sq km mineral-rich Bastar region besides certain jungle areas of Raipur, Mahasamund and Rajnandgaon districts where residents fear violence during the shutdown despite heightened security, a police officer said.

Chhattisgarh: Body on tracks goes unnoticed for 5 hours

Mahasamund/ Raipur: A body of woman kept lying on the railway tracks near the Tumgaon railway crossing for about 5 hours. Meanwhile, trains kept passing over the body and people did not do anything about it. At around 11 am, the police sent the body to the district hospital for autopsy.

According to the information received, on Saturday, at around 6 am, people living nearby the railway tracks saw the mutilated body of a woman lying on the railways tracks. The people informed the Railway Police and the police station about it.

Tribal students benefit from Chhattisgarh Govt.'s 'Hostel Scheme'

Raipur, Dec 20: In its endeavor to promote literacy in the State, particularly tribal children, the Chhattisgarh Government has launched a 'Hostel Scheme' in several interior villages.

The literacy rate is comparatively quite low in several villages of the State.

Education is imparted from Class 1 to 8 under this scheme, and the Government has set up around 110 hostels in Mahasamund District, where more than 5,000 students are presently enrolled.

KSK Mahanadi Power Signs 121.4 Billion Rupee Funding

KSK Mahanadi Power Co., a unit of KSK Energy Ventures Ltd., signed a 121.4 billion rupee ($2.6 billion) 17-year project financing loan to fund a power venture.

The term financing pays interest of 4.75 percentage points more than State Bank of India’s base rate, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Rohit Mathur, the Hyderabad-based spokesman of KSK Energy Ventures, declined to comment.

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.