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Thursday, November 08, 2007


Chhattisgarh is situated in the central part of India.  It is bounded by Andhra Pradesh on the south, Orissa on the east, Maharashtra on the south west Jharkhand state on north west.  Chhattisgarh consists of about one third of former Madhya Pradesh’s geographical area and population.  This area boasts 44 per cent of former MP’s total forest land.

Chhattisgarh is rich in natural resources, mainly minerals, power, and forest products. Major minerals include bauxite, limestone, coal, and iron ore.  The well-endowed Bailadila mines, numerous power projects, the steel plant at Bhilai and many cement factories are in Chhattisgarh. 

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Agriculture is the mainstay of more than 80% of the people.  The principal crops are paddy, wheat, maize, groundnut, pulses, and oilseeds.  45% of the land is covered with forests.  The Mahanadi Basin has been dubbed as the country’s rice bowl.  Korba has a super thermal power plant.  The major aluminum producer of the country, BALCO, is situated in Chhattisgarh.

Tourist Places : Bastar, Chitrakote Falls, Tirathgarh Falls, Keshkal Valley, Kangerghet National Park, Kailash Caves, Mahamaya Temple (Ratanpur), and Udanti Sanctuary.


There is a class aspect to human rights and victims everywhere are mostly subalterns, be it the Army, the police or Naxalites. (Unrest, Human Rights, Police, Army And Naxalites , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

THE Indian adolescent is no different from young people in other countries in his sexual curiosity and half-baked knowledge about sex and its dos and don’ts. (Sex Education Can Save Lives, Tribune, Usha Rai, Oct 22, 2007)

Concerned over the loss of some of its top leaders and cadre either in encounters or through surrenders, the banned CPI (Maoist) is reportedly making major efforts to strike back at the police and thereby instil confidence in its cadre . . . . (Cpi (Maoist) To Hit Back At Police , Hindu, G. Narasimha Rao, Oct 05, 2007)

With Left-wing extremists increasingly targeting mining facilities as well as power transmission and communication lines in states like Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Orissa, the Centre has now fielded its senior-most bureaucrat . . . . (Cabinet Secy To Visit Naxal-Hit Areas , Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 20, 2007)

The regional distribution of investment in states offers some surprises and reinforces some stereotypes. Haryana and Orissa are witnessing big gains in investment, while Rajasthan, UP and Bihar remain BIMARU. (Haryana Hurricane , Indian Express, ILA PATNAIK, Sep 19, 2007)

Union Minister of State for Railways R Velu told Parliament recently that the railway security systems were being streamlined in sensitive railway stations across the country. (Eternal Vigilance , Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Sep 17, 2007)

Identifying poor governance and low motivation levels as causes for the inefficiency of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), a group of economists led by Jean Dreze has urged the Planning Commission to involve panchayats in the . . . . (Involve Panchayats For Efficiency Of Icds , Deccan Herald, Shruba Mukherjee , Sep 13, 2007)

As I flew out of Bangalore to New York to attend the UN conference on Climate Change, I chatted with a software engineer from Ireland, on the flight.. (Landing In The Past , Deccan Herald, Marianne de Nazareth, Sep 13, 2007)

THIS is essentially to create a shock effect on the government and its agencies. More concrete and substantial political and organisational work of the Maoists is taking place at the grass roots in a number of States including Jharkhand . . . . (Naxal Terror, Frontline, Venkitesh Ramakrishnan, Sep 12, 2007)

The slump in global stock markets since July has wiped out an estimated $5 trillion of wealth, five times the GDP of India. (Market Slump And Inequality, The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Aug 29, 2007)

The UPA will be able to keep part of its promise made in the common minimum programme (CMP) on the mid-day meal scheme. (Upa Govt Keeps Its Promise; Mid-Day Meal Scheme On Track , The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 11, 2007)

The phenomenon of migration and remittances, without doubt, has been Without doubt, migration and remittances have been among the greatest integrators and levellers levelers of the 20th century. (Foreign Remittances — Growing With The Flow, Business Line, C. J. Punnathara, Aug 10, 2007)

Karnataka on Monday urged the Centre to keep the national interest in mind before proceeding to draft the National Mineral Policy and amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957... (Mining Policy Abetting 'Quick Buck' Lobby: Cm , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 07, 2007)

A series of attacks and blasts on buses, trucks, railway stations and state guest houses marred the day-long bandh called by Maoist extremists in Jharkhand and Bihar today, leaving one person dead and several others injured. (Violence Mars Jharkhand Bandh, Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 02, 2007)

A CENTRAL government move with the ostensible purpose of transforming higher education by encouraging more investment from foreign education providers has come under fire for giving them a free hand in the country under the guise of regulation. (Bill On Foreign Universities, Frontline, T.K. RAJALAKSHMI, Aug 02, 2007)

The weekend visit to an exhibition of handicrafts and handlooms in town is always a family affair. (Crafted With Care, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 01, 2007)

The Karnataka government’s decision to constitute the State Human Rights Commission with the retired chief justice of Chattisgarh, Justice R S Naik, as its chairman will be welcomed whole-heartedly by every right-thinking person, including . . . . . . (Rights At Last , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 25, 2007)

Political leaders and well- wishers today made a beeline for the South Avenue residence of Pratibha Patil to greet her on being elected as the country's first woman President.. (Leaders And Commoners Greet President-Elect Patil , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 23, 2007)

She will be the head of the family. It will now be a matriarchal family, her husband Devisingh Shekhawat jokingly remarked. (Pratibha Patil To Be Head Of The Family , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 23, 2007)

At least 41 security personnel, including 17 CRPF men, were missing and nine injured in a fierce gun battle with naxals in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. (41 Policemen Missing In Chhattisgarh , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 11, 2007)


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