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Fiscal discipline tops Chhattisgarh agenda

In a move aimed at maintaining fiscal discipline, the finance department had dropped most of the proposals submitted by various departments for inclusion in the second supplementary demands.

The state government is likely to present the second supplementary demand for grants for 2010-11 on the second day of the assembly session starting Monday. The size of the supplementary demands had been limited to Rs 1100-1200 crore.

Five killed in explosion in Raipur

Five employees, including a site manager, of Euro Pratik steel facility were killed due to an explosion in an oil tanker at Siltara industrial area, Raipur superintendent of police Dipanshu Kabra told media persons.

The oil tanker of the firm was being repaired after it started leaking, when the explosion took place, he said.

Kabra said that no information could be received about the injured, adding the police have begun rescue operation and fire tenders have been rushed to the accident site.

Biotic stress management institute to come up in Chhattisgarh

The Union Government has given its consent to set up National Institute of Biotic Stress Management (NIBSM) in Chhattisgarh.

“Many states were in the race to get the project and the Union Government gave its consent to set up the institute in Chhattisgarh,” state's agriculture minister Chandrashekhar Sahu said

“This will be the first institute to address the impact of biotic stresses and harness potentials of emerging tools of biotechnology in agriculture," Sahu said.

Chhattisgarh asks officers to shun public functions

Raipur, Nov 26 (IANS) In a strongly-worded circular, Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has asked officers of all ranks to avoid public functions to gain personal publicity.

In a circular sent by the general administration department to divisional commissioners, district collectors and chief executive officers of the district panchayats, the government has said no official should attend public functions as chief or special guest or preside over such functions.

NTPC adds 500 MW unit in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Nov 26 (IANS) The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), India's largest power producer, has added a 500 MW coal-fired unit at Korba in Chhattisgarh, a company statement said Friday.

'The new 500-MW unit of NTPC's Korba super thermal power station in Chhattisgarh has been synchronised with the grid,' the statement said.

The Korba project of NTPC, based some 240 km north of capital Raipur, already has three units of 200 MW each in Stage-I and three units of 500 MW each in Stage-II.