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    NMDC also posted a marginal rise in iron ore production to 18.89 million tonne between April -November 2019 as against a production of 18.75 mt upto November 2018. While NMDC's Chhattisgarh mines accounted for a production volume of 13.33 mt (against 12.24 mt last year), its Karnataka mines contributed 5.45 mt in April-November 2019.

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel reacted to BJP's Pragya Thakur referring to Nathuram Godse as 'deshbhakt' in Lok Sabha on Novembe...

    Under Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015, 31 mines have been allocated through auction so far, the minister said. Of the 31 mines, allocation of nine mines has been terminated for various reasons, Joshi said adding that of the remaining 22 mines, 13 have got opening permission and 11 are producing coal.

    While UP reported about 230,000 hospital admissions and Bihar about 120,000, Kerala was way ahead with nearly 600,000 hospital admissions under the scheme till date, according to details provided by the Union Health Ministry to Parliament on Friday.

    “The scheme was a promise at the central level. Congress could not win the elections. At present, we are fulfilling our promises made in the run-up to the assembly elections — loan waiver, employment guarantee to the youth and bonus to farmers. We will wait and see if other Congress governments introduce, then we could consider it in future,” Baghel said.

    Chhattisgarh government is on collision course with BJP government at the Centre over procurement of paddy after a bumper crop in the state.

    The National Commission for Scheduled Tribe had earlier directed the Naxal-affected states to submit their reports on displaced tribals. However, the states failed to meet the deadline of submission which could otherwise trace the rehabilitation of about 5,000 tribal families.

    Chhattisgarh government has offered the Centre a solution to the problem of stubble burning in fields—set up ethanol or biofuel units using paddy husk and rice straw. On its part, the Chhattisgarh govt has decided to set up at least 6 biofuel plants to produce ethanol in the state. It will be the first state in India to use rice and paddy husk to produce the biofuel.

    The state government has hoped to generate more employment for the youth, who usually move out to Gujarat and Maharashtra as agricultural labourers or brick kiln workers.

    The charitable trust has been working tirelessly towards creating a more inclusive society.

    The Odisha Cold Storage Association, a body of 35 cold storage owners, is seeking incentives to revive its ailing units, waiver of loans and easier credit linkage. It has urged chief minister Naveen Patnaik to intervene, claiming that it is no longer able to run these units, which were set up at an averaged investment of about Rs 7 crore.

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