Union Road Transport and National Highways Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari today laid foundation stones and performed 'Bhoomipoojan' of National Highways projects worth Rs Three thousand crores at Tehsil headquarters Simga. The total length of the National Highways to be laid and upgraded will be 342 kms. The road works will be completed in two years period. Addressing a mammoth gathering Mr. Gadkari said road projects worth Rs 40 thousand crores had been sanctioned to Chhattisgarh by the Union Ministry. The projects will go full steam in another 18 months period.
Union Minister of State for Steel and Mining Mr. Vishnudev Sai today inspected construction site of Steel Plant in Nagarnar area of Bastar district. Central Government's public undertaking National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) is establishing this steel plant. Union Minister of State Mr. Sai took information about the progress of construction works related to steel plant and directed officials to complete the work as soon as possible.
Chhattisgarh Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Mr. Ajay Chandrakar today met Union Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Mr. Chowdhary Veerendra Singh in New Delhi. Mr. Chandrakar had a detailed discussion over Prime Minister's Rural Roads Scheme, Swachchta Mission, MP Model Village Scheme and various other programmes.
The Union Health Minister JP Nadda halled the works been carried out under National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) in Chhattisgarh is ahead in development on all fronts and in the same series this new state is ahead in field of leprosy eradication as well. Nadda said that the Central and state government together with assistance of its people and doctors would soon provide identity of help rosy-free state to chhattisgarh. Nadda expressed the above views while speaking at the inauguration of 'Khuth Mukti Abhiyaan' 'Sparsh-2015' at new Circuit House here on Sunday.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Ms. Maneka Gandhi today said that the Chhattisgarh is one of the top States in female to male population ratio in the entire country. She appreciated the State Government's efforts in the socio-economic development of women in the State. The authorities are working towards women's empowerment.
New era dawns on Information Technology with the inauguration of International Institute of Information Technology (I.I.I.T.) ultra-modern campus in the capital on 23 June (Tuesday) at Naya Raipur. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Energy, Coal and Renewable Energy Mr. Piyush Goyal will inaugurate the building at 11:00 am on Tuesday. The building is the culmination of efforts by both the Union Government and Chhattisgarh State Government.
Shri Santosh K Mishra, IAS, Managing Director, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board launched his book “Spirit of Kumbh” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi today. Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Minister for MSMEs Shri Kalraj Mishra and Tourism Secretary, Government of India Dr. Lalit Panwar graced the occasion to launch the book authored(photographed) by Mr. Mishra.
The Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh paid courtesy call on the Union Minister for Tribal Welfare Jual Uraon at new State Secretariat here on Wednesday. The Minister for Welfare of SCs, STs, in State Kedar Kashyap was also present on the occasion.
During meeting with the Union Tribal Welfare Minister Uraon, CM held talks about construction of hostel for SC, ST students and for correction in the spellings of few tribues from the state.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday chaired a meeting of 20th Central Zonal Council on security where he held discussions on infrastructure and Naxal menace with chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The meeting chaired by the Union Home Minister here was attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Uttrakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, a senior official said.
Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thavarchand Gehlot appreciated the Chhattisgarh State Government schemes for the benefit of physically disabled, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes. Shri Gehlot praised the Livelihood Colleges for training the youth for self-employment and assured the State that the Union Government will assist for skill development of disabled at the colleges. He hailed the 6 per cent quotas for disabled in Chhattisgarh while there is 3 per cent quotas in the rest of the country.