When the state is reeling from severe water crunch, a District Forest Officer (DFO) in Sukma in Raipur is drawing flak from all quarters for having a swimming pool in his government allotted accommodation. On 23rd May, DFO Rajesh Chandel holds a government bungalow in Raipur that is said to have a functional swimming pool and to maintain the same hundred of litres of water is being wasted on a regular basis.
Chhattisgarh- An excellent evidence of rich cultural heritage
Through ages, we can see the state of the Chhattisgarh is enjoying a great & reputed position among the various states of India due to its richest mineral wealth, culture arts & customs, holy places and more. The native scrumptious food dishes and the variety of festivals also bring together the various tribes of the state. One cannot miss visiting Chhattisgarh to make the most out of their holidays.
A brew made from the local tree known as ‘Mahuwa’.
The tribal population enjoys delicacies state, a brew made of small, creamy white fruit of a local tree called ‘mahuwa' is very much popular and is fermented into a potent brew that is extremely popular across the width and breadth of Chhattisgarh. When it comes to food of the state then Rice is the staple diet in the state which is complemented by pulses, cereals, vegetables, fruits, and meat products. Cashew Burfi, Khurma, Moong Dal Ka Halwa, Jalebi, Petha…these are some of the famous sweet food items enjoyed by the people.
Deepak Gupta sworn-in as Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court (17th May)
Justice Deepak Gupta has sworn-in as the new Chief Justice (CJ) of the Chhattisgarh High Court. He was administered the oath of office as per by Chhattisgarh Governor Balram Das Tandon at Raj Bhawan in Raipur as per the provisions of the Article 219 of Constitution.
Chhattisgarh designs new policy to revive sick industries (21st May)
Chhattisgarh government is formulating a separate policy that will come into effect soon in order to help sick units to regain health and revive. The state cabinet has approved the draft proposal tabled by the industry department. The process of notification of the new policy is underway. The special promotion policy 2016 for sick and closed units will remain effective until October 2019. Mahesh Kakkar, President of Chhattisgarh Udyog Sangh, said the number of sick and close units in Chhattisgarh was over 200 in the state.
A remote tribe fights drought with their will and a well (8th May)
In Pipantola, for instance, the “chhoti nadi” that sustains life is a stagnant pool of water, coated white with a pungent odour. It is here that clothes and utensils are cleaned, baths taken, water consumed. Facing a crippling drought, the villagers of Pipantola are digging their own well.
22 senior police officers transferred in Chhattisgarh (27th May)
In a major reshuffle in the Chhattisgarh police department, 20 IPS officers and two state police officers were transferred today, an official release said. The 2003 batch IPS officer P Sundarraj, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Rajnandgaon district, has been now appointed as SP, State Intelligence Branch (SIB), Raipur.
Arms haul in Chhattisgarh (22nd May)
A cache of weapons and ammunition was seized today following the arrest of a 38-year-old unemployed man in Jagdalpur, police said. The haul comprised a couple of .312-bore guns, as many 9-mm Mauser pistols, seven cartridges, six swords, two daggers, three knives and a khukri. Earlier, acting on a tip-off, two special teams raided several places in the town before apprehending Brijesh Chandra Deubey. He was found carrying a Mauser and a knife. A search of his Powerhouse Chowk dwelling led to the seizure.
Protest by Journalists from Chhattisgarh
A protest was organized by the Journalists from Chhattisgarh under the banner of Patrakaar Suraksha Kanoon Sanyukt Sangarsh Samiti with the following demands such as Release all the arrested journalists from Bastar region immediately and Enact Patrakar Suraksha Kanoon with immediate effect. One of their primary demands is to enact a law that protects Journalists working in Chhattisgarh. But even after various agitations, recently two more journalists, Prabhat Singh, and Deepak Jaiswal were arrested and Journalist Malini Subramanian was hounded out of Bastar.
This temple is situated in the midst mountain ranges which are dedicated to lord Shiva. What makes this temple unique is its architecture and it termed as one of the most beautifully decorated temples ever seen. Devotees from different parts of the world visit this temple every year.
Explore the beauty and grandeur of Chhattisgarh!!!
Make a tour to Chhattisgarh, a state which is blessed with natural bounty and rich cultural heritage. It provides a fascinating insight into the tribal cultures moreover; you can visit here to enjoy the rich and diverse flora and fauna of the state.