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Govt. allot Rs. 120 Crore for polce stations in Naxal-hit areas

Home ministry has released the first installment of Rs 120 crore for construction of 400 fortified police stations, mostly in Naxal-hit areas of the country.   As part of a decision of the Cabinet Committee on Security, the Home Ministry has identified 83 worst Nxal-hit districts to construct or strengthen 400 fortified police stations at a cost of Rs 2 crore each. The Ministry has released Rs 120 crore -- Rs 30 lakh each - as first supplementary grant for incurring expenditure on these police stations located in nine Left-wing extremism affected states. The states which will be benefited most are Bihar (85 police stations), Chhattisgarh (75), Jharkhand (75), Odisha (70), West Bengal (18) and Madhya Pradesh (12).
Under the scheme, the Centre would assist the state government on 80:20 basis -- 80 per cent of the cost to be borne by the Centre while remaining 20 per cent by the state. The state government will ensure a minimum strength of 40 police personnel is maintained in each of these police stations. The level of violence in Naxal-affected states is still unacceptably high with 447 civilians and 142 security personnel killed in 2011. Apart from various Centrally-sponsored schemes, the Union government is implementing the special Integrated Action Plan in 78 worst Maoist-hit districts to carry out different development programmes. The funds for the project are placed at the disposal of a committee headed by the district collector to oversee its implementation.
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Chhattisgarh to celebrate 14th Feb as Parents Day

Chhattisgarh Government has decided to celebrate Valentine's Day as Parents Day in the state, official sources said on Saturday. Chief Minister Raman Singh has announced that February 14 will be celebrated in schools as the day for paying respects to parents, they said. A suggestion to this effect was made to the Chief Minister by spiritual guru Asaram Bapu at a religious function, Rajim Kumbh' on Friday in Gariaband district. The suggestion was accepted by Singh, they said. The day will be celebrated in accordance with rich Indian culture. The State Education Department will be involved in the celebrations, the sources said. Sources also said that NGO Yog-Vedant Seva Samiti has even come up with `a ceremony` to mark the Parents Day, which involves the parents and the child offering each other `tilak` and flowers, and the parents giving the child blessings.

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Chhattisgarh CM supports Telangana state demand

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister(CM) Raman Singh has promised support to a separate state of Telangana if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returned to power in the 2014 general elections. Criticizing the centre for delaying the issue, Singh asserted that he can understand the pain faced by the people during the turmoil in Andhra Pradesh.While addressing a mass gathering, Singh said, "In 1997, the BJP had decided that a separate state must be carved and the issue of Telangana was also discussed. You all have endured so much suffering, you have faced so many hardships and the government in Delhi is forming different committees and commissions." "In the history of India, there has been not been the formation of so many committees and commissions for the creation of a state," Singh said. Adding to that, he said that BJP was committed in the development of the smaller states.
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Chhattisgarh Budget session from 12th March 2012

Chhattisgarh Budget session will starts from 12th March 2012 in Chhattisgarh state assembly in state capital raipur. Live highlihghts and details will be updated here on budget announcement day by Chhattisgarh CM Raman singh in assembly for year 2012-13.
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Chhattisgarh Budget 2012-13 Highlights | CG Budget 2012-13

Chhattisgarh Budget 2012-13 Highlights: Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh presented a Rs 38,000-crore budget in the assembly today which focuses on development and greater financial inclusion projecting fiscal deficit of Rs 4,623 crore. Raman Singh, who is also the finance minister of the state, dealt with issues concerning agriculture separately for the first time through a separate ''agriculture budget'' providing Rs 6,244 crore for the sector accounting for 17 per cent of the total budget.
* For the first time, a separate budget  has been introduced for the agriculture and allied sector. With 21% quantum jump, the outlay of Rs. 6,244 cr. for this sector amounts to 17% of the total expenditure
* Dr. Singh announced many sops including complete waiver of VAT on paddy transplanter, lantern, medicine used in treatment of Thalassemia, motor vehicles made for use by the physically challenged, battery operated motor vehicles, solar energy devices and items manufactured from fly ash. Besides relief in Entry Tax has been announced for the ailing local iron steel industries
* As a major initiative, Dr. Singh proposed universalization of the National Health Insurance Scheme with funding from the state budget to cover all the families in the state. In order to provide basic health care facilities for the urban poor, "Chief Minister's Urban Health Programme" will be implemented in all the municipal corporation towns of the state.
* A new scheme "Nava Jatan" will be implemented for improving malnutrition and anemia among children and pregnant woman.
* In the education sector, free cycle distribution scheme for the high school girls will be extended to the government aided schools also. Dr. Singh believes that this will help in reducing the gender gap in enrollment. Similarly free distribution of text books scheme for the high school girls will be expanded to cover the boys as well. As part of the strategy of inclusive growth, 85 residential schools and hostels will be started for the scheduled caste/scheduled tribe and backward class students.
* A new scheme has been introduced to subsidize higher education loans at 4% interest for students belonging to economically weaker sections.
* Upgradation of rural and urban infrastructure has been given adequate importance. The newly introduced Chief Minister's Rural Roads Development Programme will cover 4000 km of rural roads in the next two years. Rs. 600 cr. assistance will be provided to the urban local bodies for upgradation of roads, drinking water supply and solid waste management. The state government proposes to undertake large scale housing programme for the economically weaker sections under the Atal Vihar Scheme.
* With an estimated growth of 16% in tax & 18% in non- tax revenue, the revenue surplus is estimated at Rs.2,959 cr. which will be used for capital expenditure. The estimated expenditure is 15% higher than the current year’s revised estimate.
* The net budget deficit stands at Rs.401 cr. and taking into account the cumulative deficit, the budget deficit for 2012-13 is estimated at Rs.2,432 cr. Gross Fiscal deficit is estimated at Rs.4,623 cr. which is 2.8% of the GSDP and well within the 3% limit set under the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act.
* With 16% increase in plan expenditure, the total plan outlay estimated at Rs.21,931.19cr. is 58% of total budget outlay. Similarly, the outlay on capital expenditure of Rs. 7,189.89 cr. is 23% higher than the current year's provision. The budget allocates 34% of the total plan expenditure for tribal sub-plan and 11% for the scheduled caste sub-plan area.
* The state plan outlay of 20,260 cr. is 18% higher than current year's allocation. 85% of state plan is funded from state's own resources.
* The outlay for the social sector constitutes 41%, economic sector 39% and general services 20% of total expenditure. Social sector outlay includes 14.5% for education, 3% for health, 10% for SC/ST welfare and 2% for drinking water.
* As a sop to the government employees Dr. Singh informed the house that the disparity in the DA rates between central and state government employees will be removed during the next fiscal.
* Dr. Singh reiterated the commitment of his government to fight naxalite violence. He informed the house that during the last eight years, the State government has increased the strength of the police force by 200% and made huge investments on their modernisation and training. Besides, the plan outlay in all the developmental schemes in the tribal dominated naxalite affected districts has been increased substantially. The police budget for 2012-13 is 21% higher as compared to that of 2011-12.
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Maoists plan Meet in Chhattisgarh forest, Police on alert

Chhattisgarh government has started a police build-up at the entry points of the vast forested area called the Abujhmad amid unconfirmed reports that the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) is planning to hold its convention there in the coming months. "There are some intelligence inputs that the Maoists' congress - which is held once in five years - is to be organised this time in Bastar's Abujhmad in the coming months. We are tracking the area very intensively," a top source at police headquarters here said. "For the past four months, there has hardly been any Maoist violence in the state. This is very unusual. Unconfirmed reports say that it is all because senior Maoists in Bastar are busy with arrangements of their tenth congress," the source added. The Abujhmad is spread over an area of 4,000 sq km and is onsidered a "no go" area for police. The police have never been able to penetrate Abujhmad and dismantle the leftist insurgents' terror network. Hence, Maoists enjoy total command in the forest.
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People protest against toll plaza in Raipur

Raipur People in Chhattisgarh stepped up their protest against a leading road construction company for trying to illegally setting up a toll plaza. Dozens of residents blocked a key national highway since early hours for the second day, seeking arrest of DS Constructions’ officials for beginning work for the toll plaza without permission of the state government or the Raipur Municipal Corporation. ‘We are protesting against the monopoly of DS Constructions for over a month in phases for its bid to set up the toll plaza in a residential area, Sundar Nagar,’ said Santosh Tiwari of the Nagrik Sangharsh Samiti.
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