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Electronic toll collection through FASTag grew 46 per cent

New Delhi, January 25, 2023: The total toll collection through FASTag has crossed Rs 50,800 crore last year with the average daily toll collection in December 2022 was Rs 134.44 crore, official

Govt working on increasing income of all sections: CM Baghel

Raipur, January 15, 2023: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today said his government has been engaged in working on the overall improvement of the socio-economic condition of people of

GST Council Meeting on Dec 17

New Delhi, December 13, 2022: The GST council will be meeting virtually on December 17, next to discussion various issues, official sources said today. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sithar

Centre releases Rs 17,000 crore of GST compensation to States, Rs 500 Cr to Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, November 28, 2022: After a prolonged demand from Chhattisgarh, the Government of India has released Rs 500 crore as the GST compensation to the state. An amount of Rs 17,000 cror

Jindal Steel wins 5 Gold medals in Indonesia

Raipur, November 23, 2022: Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) has won 5 Gold medals in the International Convention on Quality Control Circles -2022 in Indonesian capital Jakarta. During the inte

IIM Raipur hosts The Arthniti Talks

Raipur, November 19, 2022: The Indian Institute of Management, Raipur today conducted "The Arthniti Talks" to discuss the unfolding Indian economic policies, its implementation and evaluation.

NMDC Nagarnar Steel Plant Commissions Coke Oven Battery

Raipur, October 31, 2022: A step closer to commissioning, Nagarnar Steel Plant in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh has commissioned its Coke Oven Battery No1, official sources said today.

SAIL to facilitate commercial operations at Rourkela Airport

Raipur, October 29, 2022: The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has signed an Operation and Management (O & M) contract with the Airport Authority of India (AAI), through its Rourkela Steel

Paddy purchases from Nov 1 to Jan 31, 2023

Raipur, October 18, 2022: Chhattisgarh Government, led by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today decided to procure paddy from November 1 till January 31, next year. This year paddy procureme

India's toll tax revenue likely to touch Rs 1.4 lakh crore by end of 2024

New Delhi, October 17, 2022: After changes in toll tax policy, the total toll tax collection of the country has increased to currently Rs 40 thousand crore and in the next two years would see an

Now digital Banking Units in the country

New Delhi, October 16, 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated 75 digital banking units in as many districts of the country. The Digital Banking Units or DBUs are being set up wi

Paddy procurement from November 01: CM Baghel

Kawardha, October 10, 2022: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today said the state government would start procuring paddy from the registered farmers from November 01. "From Novemb

CS Dhand directs all Secretaries to set up DBT Cell by Sept 30

Raipur, September 26, 2016: Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary Vivek Kumar Dhand today reviewed the progress in the works of direct benefit transfer (DBT) schemes and directed all the departments to se

Electronic transfer must for NREGS wages

Raipur, September 24, 2016: Government of India has made it mandatory for electronic fund transfer of wages of NREGS programme to the bank account of the labourers. From October 17, the ne

For investment Chhattisgarh best and safest destination: CM Raman

New Delhi, September 22, 2016: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said Chhattisgarh was the best and safest destination for industrial investment and asked the entrepreneurs to invest in the s

CM RAMAN inaugurates Startup Chhattisgarh Scheme

Raipur, September 13, 2016: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today inaugurated the Chhattisgarh Start up scheme and announced a special package to boost the scheme. The Chief Mini

MoU sign for Rs 3401 Crore investment in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 12, 2016: In a fresh bid Chhattisgarh today attracted investment proposal of Rs 3401 crore for which memorandum of understanding were signed here. For setting of cement,

By March 2017 all welfare programmes under Direct Benefit Transfer scheme

Raipur, September 06, 2016: Chhattisgarh government today said it was planning to include all the welfare programmes of people under the Direct Benefit transfer (DBT) Scheme. Speaking in a

Chhattisgarh approved Rs 3000 cr working plan for mining area development

Raipur, September 02, 2016: Chhattisgarh government today approved an ambitious working plan of Rs 3000 crore for the development of mines affected areas of the state. A high level meeting,

Centre approves third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur

New Delhi, August 24, 2016: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today given its approval for construction of third line between Rajnandgaon and Nag

Modi Cabinet approves construction of 4th line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur

New Delhi, August 24, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur. The fourth lin

Rs 16,000 cr Chinese investment in Chhattisgarh: CM Raman

Raipur, April 09, 2016: For investment proposal of Rs 16,000 crore to Chhattisgarh from China, memorandum of understanding was signed today among various stake holders in the presence of Chief Mi

CM Raman presents deficit budget of Rs 70059 crore

Raipur, March 09, 2016: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today presented a budget of Rs 73996 crore for the financial year 2016-2017 in the state assembly. For the financial year

Economic Survey of Chhattisgarh tabled in Assembly

Raipur, March 08, 2016: BJP Government in Chhattisgarh today tabled the Economic Survey of Chhattisgarh for the year 2015-2016 and said the growth in agriculture sector would be even less than on

3rd Supplementary Budget passes in Assembly

Raipur, March 02, 2016: Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the third supplementary budget of about Rs 3180 crore in a voice vote. With this, the total outlay of state budget has touched Rs

SAIL Chairman discusses with CM Raman on BSP expansion

Raipur, January 30, 2016: Newly appointed Chairman of the Steel Authority of India Limited P K Singh today met the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. SAIL Chairman discussed with t

Chhattisgarh South Railway Company created

Raipur, January 20, 2016: Chhattisgarh government today inked a memorandum of understanding with the Centre to create a joint venture Chhattisgarh South Railway. For construction of 142 Km

Electronic manufacture cluster gets Central approval

Raipur, January 06, 2016: The Government of India has approved a proposal of Chhattisgarh to set up an electronic manufacture cluster at Naya Raipur. It is estimated that Rs 2000 crore woul

Rs 2272 Cr 2nd Supplementary Budget passes

Raipur, December 22, 2015: Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the second supplementary budget of Rs 2,272,98,70,220 in a voice vote. About 64 per cent of the budget has been earmarked for

MoU with 12 companies to invest Rs 1093 crore in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 05, 2015: Chhattisgarh Government today inked memorandum of understanding with 12 companies to attract investment of Rs 1093 crore. The Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh presid

CM Raman expresses concern over condition of steel sector

Raipur, September 04, 2015: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today expressed concern over the condition of the mini steel plants in the state. Expressing concern, the Chief Minist

Steel Plant Association criticises Chhattisgarh Govt

Raipur, September 02, 2015: Chhattisgarh Mini Steel Plant Association today criticised the State Power Regulatory Commission and the state government over the increase in power tariff in the stat

Adani to invest Rs 25K Crore in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 24, 2015: Major corporate house Adani Group will invest Rs 25,000 crore in Chhattisgarh in fertilizer gas and edible oil sectors among others. Chhattisgarh government today i

Budget outlay of Chhattisgarh touches Rs 68.88 thousand Crore

Raipur, July 23, 2015: Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the first supplementary budget of Rs 1341 crore. After a discussion the house passed the supplementary budget. With the pass

RBI Praises Chhattisgarh

Raipur, June 06, 2015: Reserve Bank of India has praised Chhattisgarh in its latest report. Praising Chhattisgarh, the RBI said the state has spent highest amount in developmental works.

Hike in power tariff in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 25, 2015: Despite stiff opposition, the power tariff in Chhattisgarh was hiked today. There was an average 14.3 per cent hike in the power tariff. The domestic consumers w

2 MoUs during PM Visit to Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 02, 2015: Two important memorandum of understanding would be signed during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 9, official sources said today. With the investment of

Rs 67546 Crore budget for fiscal 2015-2016

Raipur, March 13, 2015: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today moved the annual budget of about Rs 67546 crore for the next fiscal. As the Finance Minister Singh moved the annual

CM moves Supplementary Budget

Raipur, March 03, 2015: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today moved a supplementary budget in the state assembly. The Chief Minister moved Rs 383 crore supplementary budget in th

MoU for Mega Food Park in Raipur district

Raipur, February 20, 2015: Chhattisgarh government today entered into a memorandum of understanding for construction of mega Food Park near the capital city of Raipur. The State Investment

2nd Supplementary budget passes in Assembly

Raipur, December 17, 2014: Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the second Supplementary budget in the absence of the main opposition Congress. The house passed the second supplementary budge

Of 257 MoU, works start in only 17: CM Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 15, 2014: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today confessed in the State Assembly of slow progress in execution of MoUs in the state. In the 2012 Investors meet a

House pass Supplementary budget of Rs 1156.75 Cr

Raipur, July 23, 2014: Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the first Supplementary budget of Raman Singh government on a voice vote. The Supplementary budget of Rs 1156.75 crore was introduc

Opposition stages walk out over Chit fund co

Raipur, July 23, 2014: The Opposition members today staged a walk out from Chhattisgarh Assembly on the issue of action against chit fund companies. Congress members had raised several ques

Chamber praises Raman Budget

Raipur, February 08, 2014: Terming the State budget as balanced and satisfactory PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chhattisgarh Committee Chairman Pradeep Tandon said, Chief Minister Dr Rama

DS Misra becomes CMDC Chairman

Raipur, January 14, 2014: Senior IAS officer D S Misra was today appointed as the Chairman of the Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation. Misra has been given as an additional charge

Centre approves 442 buses for 32 cities of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 13, 2014: Government of India today sanctioned a Rs 222 crore project to connect 32 cities of the state through city buses, official sources said today. In fact, the Chief M

Raman Govt to Hike Power Tariff 3rd Time: Cong

Raipur, April 30, 2013: Opposition Congress today accused the Raman Singh government of trying to hike the power tariff for the third time during its rule in Chhattisgarh, when last hike was only

Rs 1.23 Lakh Crore require for National Food Security Scheme

New Delhi, April 22, 2013: India needs at least Rs 1.23 lakh crore as subsidy for implementing the proposed National Food Security Scheme, official sources said today. For the Scheme 607.4

Korba NTPC crosses 90 PC PLF

Korba, April 02, 2013: The Korba power plant of the National Thermal Power Corporation has achieved a cumulative Plant Load Factor of over 90 per cent, NTPC sources said today. The 2600-MW

MGNREGS Wage increases to Rs 146 from April 1

Baikunthpur, March 31, 2013: The wages of unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been increased to Rs 146, official sources said today.

New rates for Health Insurance from April 1

Raipur, March 29, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government today announced new rates for treatment under the health insurance scheme, which would be applicable from April 1, next. The state government

Rs 270 Paddy Bonus to farmer, Raman presents Election Budget

Raipur, February 23, 2013: Couple of months ahead of the general election to Chhattisgarh Assembly, the State BJP government today announced Rs 270 per quintal bonus to farmer, while presenting a

Per Capita Income in Chhattisgarh Rs 46743

Raipur, February 22, 2013: Chhattisgarh has registered a GDP growth of 8.14 per cent where as the per capita income has reached Rs 46743.00. The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) has reg

III Supplementary budget of Rs 887 crore passed

Raipur, February 20, 2013: Three days ahead of the main budget, Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the third supplementary budget of Rs 887 crore in a voice vote. The third supplementary bu

India's first Geothermal Power plant in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 16, 2013: Chhattisgarh government and NTPC today signed an MoU to set up a geothermal power plant in north region of the state, which will be the first of its kind in India.

New broad gauge line between Gevra Road-Pendra Road approves by Union Cabinet

New Delhi, February 07, 2013: The Union Cabinet today approved a proposal to construct a new broad gauge line between Gevra Road and Pendra Road with a cost of Rs 838.02 crore. The Cabi

Union Cabinet approves new broad gauge line between Raigarh-Bhupdeopur stations

New Delhi, February 07, 2013: Union Cabinet today approved construction of a new broad gauge line between Raigarh (Mand Colliery) to Bhupdeopur Railway Station with a cost of Rs 379.08 crore.

FINO PayTech to cover 10 Dist for NREGS

Raipur, February 07, 2013: FINO PayTech, the largest business correspondent network operator and banking technology service provider would provide its service in ten districts of Chhattisgarh in

World Bank launches 2013 India Devp Marketplace in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 06, 2013: The World Bank Group today announced the launch of 2013 India Development Marketplace in Chhattisgarh and pledged USD One Million in grants to be awarded on a competit

BMW to launch 2 important cars in India soon: Official

Raipur, February 04, 2013: International luxury car maker BMW would launch two important cars in India soon. "On February 14, next we will launch BMW X1 (X-One) Series and the BMW 7-Series

Rs 1687 Cr loan to farmers at 1 PC interest

Raipur, February 03, 2013: In a major attempt to improve the economic condition of farmers, Chhattisgarh government has disbursed Rs 1687 crore agriculture loan with only one per cent rate of int

International Luxury car maker BMW opens Dealership in Raipur

Raipur, January 31, 2013: BMW today inaugurated a fully integrated dealership in Raipur city with Munich Motors as their new outlet. Prashant Mandhan, managing Director of the Munich Motors

New President, Vice-President of the Institute of Company Secretaries

New Delhi, January 21, 2013: S N Ananthasubramanian and Harish K Vaid have been elected new President and Vice President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) respectively, offi

50 lakh tons Paddy procured in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 13, 2013: Chhattisgarh has procured about 50 lakh tonnes of paddy from its farmers in the minimum support price, officials said today. Through its procurement centres, the s

ADB Loan to Chhattisgarh for Road Construction

Raipur, December 07, 2012: Asian Development Bank would extend a loan Chhattisgarh to develop its road infrastructure, PWD Minister Brij Mohan Agrawal said here today. Looking into the road

State Finance Commission submits interim report

Raipur, November 30, 2012: Chhattisgarh State Finance Commission, led by former BJP Minister Ajay Chandrakar, today submitted its interim report to Governor Shekhar Dutt at Raj Bhawan here.

Investors meet a failure: Cong

Raipur, November 03, 2012: Main opposition Congress today termed the two-day Global Investor Meet, organisaed by the Chhattisgarh Government a failure and also demanded a white paper on the previ

Chhattisgarh attracts Rs 1.22 Lakh Cr investment in 2-day Investment meet

Naya Raipur, November 03, 2012: Adding a successful chapter in its glorious history, Chhattisgarh has attracted Rs 1.22 lakh crore investment proposals during the 2-day Global Investment Meet, en

First PPP Model Rail Corridors in Chhattisgarh

Naya Raipur, November 03, 2012: For the first time in the Indian history, adopting a public-private partnership model, a memorandum of understanding was signed today to invest Rs 4000 crore to de

Global Investors Meet begins at Naya Raipur

Naya Raipur, November 02, 2012: The ambitious Global Investors Meet was started today in the presence of several foreign diplomats and captains of industries to attract huge cash inflow into the

Industrial Peace, Rapid Growth identity of Chhattisgarh: Raman

Raipur, October 11, 2012: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said industrial peace and rapid growth has become the identity of Chhattisgarh. Interacting with captains of Industries and inv

Chhattisgarh identifies 9 sectors for investment

Raipur, October 06, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government has identified nine important sectors and today said it would try and get maximum investment in those sectors. The state government has ident

Top business honchos interested in investing in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, October 04, 2012: Top IT industry honchos, Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors and heads of companies today met Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and expressed their enth

E-Payment to PWD Contractors from Oct: Govt

Raipur, September 27, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government has decided to do away with cheque payment system for the contractors of Public Works Department from next month. There would not be any c

Soon Chhattisgarh become most developed state: Raman

New Delhi, September 25, 2012: Looking into the pace of growth of Chhattisgarh, it would soon find a place among the top three most developed states of the country, State Chief Minister Dr Raman

10 PC increase in Bus Fare by Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 24, 2012: After a steep hike in diesel price, the BJP government in Chhattisgarh today hiked the bus fare by ten per cent. A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Dr

Bio-diesel project of Chhattisgarh wastage of money: Cong

Raipur, September 23, 2012: Main opposition Congress today charged the ruling BJP government in Chhattisgarh of wasting over Rs 1000 crore in the name of bio-diesel. "The adamant state gove

Several nations to participate in Raipur Global Investors Meet

Raipur, September 22, 2012: Japan, Korea, Israel are among the countries who have expressed their desire to participate in the investors meet, being organized by the Chhattisgarh Government durin

Cong demands tax cut in Petro-products

Raipur, September 16, 2012: Main opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh today demanded reduction in tax by the state BJP government on the petroleum products. The state government should reduc

No FDI retail outlets in Chhattisgarh: Raman

Raipur, September 14, 2012: BJP Government in Chhattisgarh today said it would not allow retail sale outlets with FDI in the state, immediately after the Centre cleared a proposal allowing foreig

Centre Permitted FDI in multi-brand product retail trading

New Delhi, September 14, 2012: The Congress led UPA Government at the Centre today allowed foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail trading despite stiff domestic opposition to the proposa

Raman slams Cong-led Centre for hike in Diesel Price, Cut in Subsidised LPG

Raipur, September 13, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today severely criticised the Congress led UPA Government at the Centre for steep hike in prices of diesel and cut in subsid

Steep hike in Diesel Price, Cut in Subsidised LPG

Raipur, September 13, 2012: In a severe blow to the common men, Congress led UPA government today increased the price of diesel by Rs 5 and drastically cut the subsidy on the subsidised domestic

New Industrial Estate in Kharsia, Saria & Baramkela

Raigarh, May 15, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government plans to set up new industrial estates in Kharsia, Saria and Baramkela areas of Raigarh district, officials said today. Raigarh District Collec

Chhattisgarh gets Rs 2620 Cr for Roads

New Delhi, May 09, 2012: The Central Government has approved proposal for 1946 km roads in Chhattisgarh with an estimated cost of Rs 2620 crore, official sources said today. Chhattisgarh Go

Steep hike in power tariff a betrayal to people: Cong

Raipur, April 29, 2012: Main opposition Congress today alleged that the Raman Singh government had betrayed the people by making a steep hike in power tariff. "Steep increase in power tarif

Steep Hike in Power Tariff in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 28, 2012: Further burdening the common men, Chhattisgarh Government today affected a steep increase in power tariff in the state. While making the maximum increase by 46 per ce

Traders cancel 4-day Chhattisgarh bandh after meeting CM Raman

Raipur, April 15, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said he would write to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to amend the National Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 as that m

Rs 6710 Cr Tax Revenue of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 06, 2012: Chhattisgarh government has surpassed the tax revenue target for the last fiscal and collected a total of Rs 6710 crore for the financial year ended March 31, 2012, offici

Wage for Unskilled labour hiked to Rs 132

Raipur, April 05, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today said it had hiked the wage for the unskilled labourers to Rs 132, officials said. Unskilled labourers of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural

Working Group to improve rail infrastructure in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 08, 2012: After a meeting between Rail Minister Dinesh Trivedi and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh here today a high level working group was constituted to improve rai

Mahant inaugurates FoodTech

Raipur, February 04, 2012: Foodtech, a two-day fair on food processing sector was inaugurated here today by Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food processing Charan Das Mahant. Th

TRAI exempts limit of 200 SMS for M2M & P2M

New Delhi, January 29, 2012: TRAI has exempted the machine to machine and person to machine messages from the limit of 200 SMS per day per SIM. After considering various representations, TR

Now at 3 PC loan for Pisciculture in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 27, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said his government would provide cheap loan to people involved in pisciculture. The scheme of farmers availing ag

Police assault villagers for opposing LANCO public hearing

Korba, January 07, 2012: Armed police today severely assaulted villagers for opposing a public hearing for expansion of LANCO Power Project in Korba district of Chhattisgarh. Villagers have

Rs 296 Cr income from Transport Dept

Raipur, December 27, 2011: Chhattisgarh has earned a revenue of over Rs 296 crore from the Transport Department alone, a review meeting was informed today. The Transport Department has earn

Lanco accused of involved in mineral scam, fined Rs 1.15 cr

Rajnandgaon, December 23, 2011: Power major LANCO has been accused of involved in illegal mining and transportation of minerals from Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, where it was coming up

Raman oppose FDI in retail sector

Raipur, December 20, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today categorically stated that the state BJP government would not allow foreign direct investment in the retail sector in Ch

Chhattisgarh to add 1500 MW in 2012

Raipur, November 18, 2011: Chhattisgarh government would start producing extra 1500 mega watt of power from next year, officials said today. Two state government power plants are expected t

Chhattisgarh gears up for annual budget

Raipur, November 11, 2011: Chhattisgarh government has begun its works for preparing the annual budget for the fiscal 2012-2013, officials said today. In the preliminary meetings with the h

CAG to audit Rural Devp works: Union Min

Jagdalpur, November 10, 2011: Union Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Jairam Ramesh today said the Centre has decided to audit the Rural Development works through the Comptroller

Govt changes date; now Paddy procurement from Nov 5

Raipur, October 28, 2011: Succumbing to the opposition pressure, BJP Government in Chhattisgarh has advanced the date to start procurement of paddy in the state by ten days. For the benefit

NMDC Steel Plant land acquisition meeting on Nov 27

Jagdalpur, October 24, 2011: A meeting has been convened on November 27, next to acquire land in various villages of Bastar district for the long awaited steel plant of the National Mineral Devel

1883 centres to procure Paddy from November 15

Raipur, October 19, 2011: Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up 1883 centres this year to procure paddy from the farmers in minimum support price. From November 15, next, 1333 prima

Govt approves Rs 200 Cr plan to improve 3 roads

Raipur, October 16, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has approved a proposal of the Public Works Department to construct three existing roads with an investment of about Rs 200 crore, officials said

Paddy procurement from Nov 15

Raipur, October 08, 2011: Chhattisgarh cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today decided to start procurement of paddy from November 15. Paddy procurement would be carried out

Raman demands ban on export of iron ore

Raipur, October 05, 2011: Amid iron ore export scam rocking the country, including in Karnataka, Goa and Odisha, BJP Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Raman Singh today demanded total ban on expo

Crisis in NTPC Korba

Korba, September 20, 2011: Crisis hit the NTPC plant in Korba of Chhattisgarh state after a portion of the ash pond collapsed virtually bringing the power production to a halt. Out of 2600

25660 acre restricted lands allotted for mining in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 9, 2011: Over 25660 acre of restricted forest lands in Chhattisgarh has been given for mining in the last three years by the Government of India, officials said today. During

Public Hearing on Raigarh Energy Cancel

Raipur, June 17, 2011: Chhattisgarh Administration today cancelled the scheduled public hearing on the Raigarh Energy Limited, officials said. Locals are opposing tooth and nail the 2 X 300

Chhattisgarh only state with 11 per cent growth: PS Finance Ajay Singh

Raipur, April 28, 2011: Chhattisgarh has achieved a phenomenal GDP growth of 11 per cent, which was highest in the country, Principal Secretary Finance Ajay Singh said here today. Addressin

PHDCCI Interface on Industry-Financial institutes at Raipur

Raipur, April 27, 2011: The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) is organising a day long interface between the industry and bankers and financial institutes at Raipur tomorrow. To

SECL accused of engage in illegal works

Korba, April 26, 2011: Villagers have accused the South Eastern Coalfield Limited of engaged in illegal activities in Amgaon village of Korba District in Chhattisgarh. Without acquiring lan

Govt Cancels Public Hearing of Power Plant

Janjgir-Champa, April 11, 2011: The District Administration had cancelled the public hearing for setting up the 1200 MW Plant by Chhattisgarh Power Venture Private Limited in the Janjgir-Champa

Physical verification of LPG connection

Raipur, April 05, 2011: In an attempt to check black marketing of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Chhattisgarh administration has ordered physical verification of all gas connections in the Raipur

Raman announces 10 PC hike in DA

Raipur, March 29, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today announced a ten per cent hike in the dearness allowance to the state government employees and the pensioners. With t

PHDCCI organises Post Budget Interaction

Raipur, March 11, 2011: PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry has organised a Post-Budget Interactive Session on Implication of Union Budget 2011, here in Raipur. Addressing the select gatheri

State with Opportunity, Chhattisgarh: British Dy High Commissioner

Raipur, March 10, 2011: British Deputy High Commissioner in India Sanjay Wadvani today underlined the importance of a closer partnership between United Kingdom and Chhattisgarh saying the decade

Central Budget directionless: Raman

Raipur, February 28, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today termed as directionless the central budget, presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for the fiscal 2011-12 in Lo

Chamber welcomes end of check gates

Raipur, February 27, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries today welcomed the budget proposal by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh to remove the check gates in the state. It was

Raman presents Rs 339 Cr deficit budget in Chhattisgarh Assembly

Raipur, February 26, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today presented an Rs 30725.96 crore annual budget for the fiscal 2011-12 in the state assembly. Among other things the

Assembly passes Rs 1149 Cr supplementary Budget

Raipur, February 21, 2011: Just a couple of days before the present of general budget for the financial year 2011-12, Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the third supplementary budget of Rs 1149

Dial US or Canada at just 1 paisa per sec

Raipur, September 01, 2010: Videocon Mobile Services has introduced a new service in Chhattisgarh and other circle of India making the call charges to United States of America and Canada as low

Shocking reject to BALCO own Vedanta in Orissa

New Delhi, August 24, 2010: In a shock to BALCO owned VEDANTA, the Centre today rejected the Vedanta mining project in Orissa's Niyamgiri Hills and was examining penal action against the Anil Agr

Jindal gets land for Steel and Iron Ore Mine Project in Bolivia

New Delhi, August 20, 2010: Jindal Steel, Bolivia, a subsidiary of Parliament member Naveen Jindal led Jindal Steel & Power Limited has secured the land to start its 2.1 billion dollar steel and

3 Pollution industries close down

Raipur, August 20, 2010: After a long gap, Chhattisgarh Government today ordered for close down of three polluting industries in the Siltara industrial area of Raipur District. Housing and

RDA to construct Rs 26 cr ring road on Kamal Vihar

Raipur, August 19, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today said a proposal has been approved to construct a ring road at the Kamal Vihar Project at the cost of Rs 26 crore. It is expected that

BSP pulled up for violating rules

Raipur, August 11, 2010: Chhattisgarh government has pulled up the Bhilai Steel Plant officials for violating the labour rules. Principal Secretary Labour Vivek Dhand yesterday called a me

Rs 984 Cr first Supplementary Budget

Raipur, July 28, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief minister Dr Raman Singh today moved the first supplementary budget of over Rs 984 crore in the state assembly. As the Finance Minister, Singh moved

Chhattisgarh makes Minimum wage Rs 145

Raipur, July 24, 2010: Chhattisgarh government has increased the minimum wage Rs 145 in the state. As per the notification for the new wages of the labourers, the state government has fix

Cabinet okay Chhattisgarh Construction Academy

Raipur, July 21, 2010: Chhattisgarh cabinet, led by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today approved a proposal to form Chhattisgarh Construction Academy here in the state. The Chhattisgarh Con

DTH under Entertainment tax net

Raipur, July 21, 2010: Bad news for the users of the Direct to Home service in Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh Government had brought DTH under the entertainment tax net like the cable service,

Chhattisgarh files case against Power plant of MP Naveen Jindal

Raigarh, July 18, 2010: The Chhattisgarh Government has filed a case against the Congress MP led Jindal Power Limited, located here at Raigarh district, for grossly violating the Environmental Ac

Population of New Raipur in 2031 to touch 5.60 Lakh

Raipur, July 17, 2010: About after 20 years the population of the new capital project would be around 5.60 lakh , officials said today. The population of Naya Raipur would be around 5.60

HTC launches HTC Smart in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, June 05, 2010: Global Smartphone designer HTC Corporation today announced the launch of cost effective priced less than Rs 10,000 HTC Smart in Chhattisgarh. HTC Smart is the first e

Centre releases Rs 105 cr for Chhattisgarh PMGSY

Raipur, June 03, 2010: Government of India today sanctioned Rs 105 crore to construction of roads under the Pradhan Mantra Gram Sadak Yojana, officials said. Central Ministry of Rural Devel

Fire burns Rs 10.49 Cr of Bhilai Steel Plant

Raipur, March 13, 2010: The Bhilai Steel Plant has incurred a loss of over Rs 10.49 Crore due to a major fire that broke out in the plant on February 1, last. "The losses on account of the

Central Budget anti-poor: Raman

Raipur, Feb 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today termed the Central Budget for the fiscal 2010-2011, tabled by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, as anti poor. The cen

Rs 2500 subsidy for sugarcane producers in Chhattisgarh

Ambikapur, February 9, 2010: Looking into the shrinking size of sugar cane field in Chhattisgarh, the state government has decided to give a subsidy of Rs 2500 to its farmers to boost its produc

Raman demands ban on Future Trading in India

New Delhi, February 6, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today demanded ban on future trading of commodities to check price rise in the country. Addressing the Chief Minister

Fire hit production in Bhilai Steel Plant

Bhilai, February 1, 2010: A major fire today disrupted production in the Bhilai Steel Plant. "A major fire broke out in the main cable tunnel of the Bhilai Steel Plant, disrupting power su

Paddy procurement date extend

Raipur, January 30, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today decided to purchase paddy from the farmers till February 5, next. A cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief minister Dr Raman Singh approve

House passes 2nd Supplementary Budget

Raipur, January 12, 2010: Hardly two months ahead of the main Budget, Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the second supplementary budget after discussion. Taking opportunity of the debate,

Sarguja Sugar factory to start production by New Year

Ambikapur, December 14, 2009: Production in the Sarguja Sugar Factory could be started from the new year of 2010. The process to start production of sugar had already been started and by the

Paddy smuggling in from Orissa

Raigarh, December 11, 2009: For better payment structure and procurement policy, a large number of farmers from Orissa and also middle men are trying to push their agriculture products into Chhat

Apparel Training Centre at Rajnandgaon

Rajnandgaon, November 15, 2009: Jointly the Governments of India and Chhattisgarh have set up four centres in the state to promote apparel designing, officials said today. With the help of

Chhattisgarh unveils new Industrial Policy for 2009-2014

Raipur, November 8, 2009: Mineral rich Chhattisgarh has unveiled a new Industrial Policy for the next five years focusing on value addition of its huge natural resources. "We have over haul

Rs 50 bonus to paddy growers of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 4, 2009: Chhattisgarh government has decided to give a bonus of Rs 50 per quintal of paddy to the farmers from the last month. The farmers would be paid a bonus of Rs 50 per

New style of fraud on IT refunds

New Delhi, October 13, 2009: The Government of India has cautioned the people not to give their credit card details for getting Income Tax refunds. Information had been received from severa

Rs 120 Cr allotted for house to poor in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 22, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today said it had allotted Rs 120 crore for construction of houses for the poor in underdeveloped districts of the state. It had been dec

Process starts for purchase of Rs 150 Cr worth of Transformers

Raipur, September 16, 2009: To improve the quality in power supply Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has approved purchase of Rs 150 crore worth of transformers for the state. Abou

Meet on production and distribution of power

Raipur, September 14, 2009: Power producers, regulators and policy makers today met here to discuss various issues relating to the production and distribution of energy in Chhattisgarh among othe

Rs 132 cr burden on Govt over free power

Raipur, September 8, 2009: Free power to the farmers would cost the state exchequer about Rs 132 crore, the Chhattisgarh Government said today. The cabinet today approved the proposal to

Free power to farmers from Gandhi Jayanti: Raman

Kawardha, August 30, 2009: Chhattisgarh government would launch its free power to farmer scheme from the Gandhi Jayanti day. On the Birth Day of Mahatma Gandhi, Chhattisgarh Government woul

Chhattisgarh releases 2nd installment of paddy bonus of Rs 376 Cr

Raipur, August 24, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today released the second installment of bonus of Rs 376 crore for paddy it had procured from the eight lakh farmers of the state. The second

BALCO to spend Rs 125 cr for community development

Korba, August 11, 2009: BALCO has decided to invest Rs 125 crore this financial year for community development, the top most official of the company said today. Gunjan Gupta, the Chief Ex

Rs 20,000 Cr NTPC power plant in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, July 12, 2009: National Thermal Power Corporation Limited and Chhattisgarh Government today inked an MoU for setting up of a power plant in Lara village of Raigarh District in the state.

New Chairman of CSIDC

Raipur, July 10, 2009: A new Chairman has been appointed to the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation, officials said. P Ramesh Kumar has been appointed as the Chairman of t

Power disconnect to polluting industries

Raipur, July 9, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government has disconnected power supply to three polluting industries of the Raipur District, amid agitation by the villagers against such units. The Sta

Chhattisgarh Excise revenue touches nearly Rs 1000 Cr

Raipur, June 16, 2009: The excise revenue has touched nearly Rs 1000 crore in Chhattisgarh, where in the last couple of years liquor shops have outsmart all other business in many parts of the st

Rates invited for electrical goods

Ambikapur, May 2, 2009: Sarguja District Administration has invited rates from various vendors for purchase of electrical goods for this fiscal year. For use in headquarters and other offic

Interest free loan to farmers in Korea district

Baikunthpur, April 29, 2009: Cooperative societies in Korea district have decided not to charge interest to the farmers for the agriculture loans taken for the month of April and May, official so

Chhattisgarh Budget tomorrow

Raipur, February 8, 2009: The new Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh would present its first budget for the next fiscal tomorrow, Assembly officials said today. It would be the sixth bu

Korba largest contributor to mining revenue in Chhattisgarh

Korba, January 28, 2009: Industrial district of Korba is the highest contributor to the Chhattisgarh exchequer on mining revenue and it could soon provide Rs 1000 crore per annum, a top official

Raman unbundles CSEB into 5 companies

Raipur, January 1, 2009: In a step towards privatisation, the state BJP government has unbundled the profit making Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board into five companies. For dealing with

125 MW power from rice bran in Raipur

Raipur, December 31, 2008: Raipur is producing 125 MW of energy from rice bran every day. Currently five such plants are working in Raipur district, which are producing 125 megawatt of elect

Rs 1441 cr new schemes by Raman from April 1

Raipur, December 30, 2008: Spending Rs 1,441 crore, over 1.5 crore poor people of Chhattisgarh would be provided free salt and rice in a just price by the state government, Chief Minister Dr Rama

Chhattisgarh get best award in national trade fair

Raipur, December 5, 2008: Chhattisgarh received the best award in a national trade fair organised in the national capital, officials said here today. In the India Organic National Trade Fai

SECR continues to excel in freight loading

Bilaspur, December 2, 2008: The South East Central Railways has outsmarted all the Railway Zones of the country and achieved a new hall mark in loading of goods. Total originating loading o

Railways privatising its facilities in Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur, December 1, 2008: The South East Central Railways is privatising some of its facilities in Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg railway stations of Chhattisgarh. A comprehensive plan has bee

8.5 lakh tonnes paddy procure in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 27, 2008: Even as 8.5 lakh tonnes of paddy has so far been procured by the Chhattisgarh government, but due to a vacuum in governance irregularities had been reported from many p

BSP achieves highest converter lining life in India

Bhilai, November 7, 2008: Bhilai Steel Plant of Chhattisgarh has achieved a new record in converter lining life, which is the best in any SAIL or any top blown converters in the country. BSP

SECR achieves new height in freight loading

Bilaspur, November 5, 2008: South East Central Railway today said it had achieved a new height in freight loading, besides highest record in coal loading in Chhattisgarh and Orissa regions also.

79 villages of Chhattisgarh electrified through solar energy

Raipur, October 30, 2008: In the power surplus Chhattisgarh state, at least 79 villages have been electrified through solar energy, officials said today. These villages were identified by Rur

Paddy procurement from tomorrow

Raipur, October 19, 2008: Chhattisgarh government is all set to start procurement of paddy from tomorrow when the notification for the state assembly election is also on the same date. Throu

NTPC pays highest ever dividend

Korba, October 9, 2008: NTPC has paid a total dividend of Rs 2885.92 crore for the financial year ended on March 31, 2008, which was amounting to 35 per cent of its paid up capital. It was

Chhattisgarh Rly Zone achieves new success

Bilaspur, September 24, 2008: South East Central Railway Zone has achieved a new success in both the passenger and goods transportations. The SECR has achieved much better success in bo

Rs 401 cr contract sign by Bhilai Steel Plant for expansion project

Bhilai, September 20, 2008: Bhilai Steel Plant, the flag ship company of the Steel Authority of India Limited, has signed a Rs 401 crore MoU with a private company for Coke Oven Battery for

Even after 2 yrs E-Challan not a popular concept in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 15, 2008: Even after two years Chhattisgarh government has failed to popularise the online tax payment system E-Challan, a senior official said today. Commercial

Delaying VAT a wrong decision for Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 14, 2008: At last Chhattisgarh government today admitted its decision to delay in implementation of Value Added Tax in the state was a wrong decision. Had that n

Karnataka setting up 1200 MW power plant in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 8, 2008: What is loss for Congress government in Delhi is a gain for BJP regime of Karnataka as the Chhattisgarh government today inked an agreement with the southern sta

Loan in 3 PC rate of interest starts in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Sept 2, 2008: Chhattisgarh has become the first state in the entire country to provide loan to its farmers with lowest ever three per cent rate of interest. "We have a plan to pro

Long-term devp plan for 50 cities in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 20, 2008: Chhattisgarh government has prepared an ambitious long-term development plan for 50 cities for their systematic development for the next 30 years, a top official said today.

Lowest ever loan rate for farmers in India by Chhattisgarh: Raman

Raipur, August 19: Chhattisgarh became the first state in the country to offer the lowest ever rate of interest to the farmers for agriculture loan, lesser than even what the BJP national body had an