Raman Singh

  • Raman asks for providing generic medicines at government hospitals August 18, 2014

    Stressing on the importance of generic medicines, Chief Minister Raman Singh has directed all district collectors to ensure their availability at government hospitals and Red Cross Societyrun medical stores in the state. During a videoconference with the district collectors on Sunday, Singh asked them to hold a meeting of member doctors...
  • Chhattisgarh government disburses loans worth Rs 2,000 crore to farmers August 18, 2014

    Chhattisgarh government has so far disbursed shortterm agriculture loans of over Rs 2,000 crore to state farmers during the ongoing kharif season. Shortterm agriculture loans worth Rs 2,089 crore have been distributed to 9.12 lakh farmers till early this month during the current crop season, a public relations officer said here...
  • Government committed to bring development in Maoisthit areas: CM August 15, 2014

    Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday stressed that the state government will overcome the hindrances in development in the left wing extremism (LWE) areas of the state while marching ahead in the path of inclusive growth and public participation. "I believe that going on the way of inclusive growth, transparency and...
  • New sugar factory to come up in Kabirdham; 20,000 farmers to get its benefits August 9, 2014

    In order to increase sugar production in the state,Chhattisgarhgovernment on Friday said it will set up a new sugar factory in Kabirdham district. This would be the fourth sugar mill in the state and second in Kabirdham. "Chief MinisterRaman Singhhas given inprinciple approval to the proposed action plan for the factory, to...
  • 20 lakh bogus ration cards issued in Chhattisgarh; CM should resign: Congress August 5, 2014

    Alleging that lakhs of bogus ration cardswere issued in Chhattisgarh by the ruling BJP for "political gains", opposition Congress on Monday sought a CBI inquiry into it and demanded Chief Minister Raman Singh's resignation over the issue. "The state government had deliberately issued around 20 lakh ration cards to ineligible people...
  • Raman government failed to provide proper medical care in remote areas July 23, 2014

    Opposition Congress on Wednesday accused the Chhattisgarh government of failing to provide proper medical facilities in the remote areas, particularly in tribal pockets of the state. On the third day of ongoing Monsoon Session, Congress legislator from Dantewada, Devati Karma raised the issue and asked how many contractual doctors were posted...
  • CIMS to be upgraded into superspeciality hospital, school of Public Health to come up in Chhattisgarh July 16, 2014

    To improve health facility in the tribaldominated Chhattisgarh, Centre has decided to upgrade the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science (CIMS) into a superspecialty hospital and setup a School of Public Health. The decision in this connection was taken during a meeting between Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Chief Minister...
  • CIMS Bilaspur to be upgraded to a super speciality hospital July 16, 2014

    To improve health facility in the tribaldominated Chhattisgarh, Centre has decided to upgrade the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science (CIMS) into a superspeciality hospital and setup a School of Public Health. The decision in this connection was taken during a meeting between Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Chief Minister...
  • Raman Singh praises general budget, welcomes proposal to set up IIT in Chhattisgarh July 11, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday praised the general budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying it was a great beginning of 'the good days'. He also welcomed the announcement to set up Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chhattisgarh. Prime Minister Narendra Modiled Union Government's maiden budget, presented...
  • Chhattisgarh government reduces rate of interest on higher education loans to 1 per cent July 9, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh government has reduced the rate of interest on higher education loan given to youth in the state from four per cent to one per cent. As per the promise made by Chief Minister Raman Singh during assembly polls, the rate of interest on higher education has been reduced to...
  • Chhattisgarh CM welcomes Narendra Modi government's first rail budget July 9, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday welcomed the Narendra Modi government's first rail budget, saying it contains several propassenger initiatives. He also welcomed the announcement of two trains for the BJPruled state NagpurBilaspur high speed train and HapaBilaspur weekly. "I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister DV Sadananda...
  • Chhattisgarh CM presses for Underground Sewerage Project July 5, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and urged him to approve the longpending Underground Sewerage Project for Raipur city. During the meeting in New Delhi, the chief minister said the proposal for PhaseI of the project at an estimated cost of Rs.485 crore...
  • 800 Congress workers detained while trying to gherao Raman Singh's residence July 1, 2014

    Over 800 Congress workers were detained on Tuesday when they tried to gherao Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's residence in Raipur protesting against hike in power tariff in the state and rise in prices of essential commodities. Besides, the opposition party demanded Rs 2,100 a quintal minimum support price to farmers...
  • Emergency action plan to deal with droughtlike situation in Chhattisgarh June 26, 2014

    The weak monsoon in Chhattisgarh is worrying the state government, with Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday issuing directives for preparing an emergency action plan to deal with any droughtlike situation. Singh directed the agriculture, revenue and disaster management departments to start preparing for the action plan. Besides, he assured farmers of...
  • Chhattisgarh government asks officials to make contingency plan keeping in view delayed monsoon June 26, 2014

    Keeping in view the delayed monsoon, the Chhattisgarh government has asked the officials to prepare a contingency plan to deal with any exigency. The agriculture department has been asked to continuously help the farmers with agriculturerelated suggestions though mobile SMS. Looking at the predictions of delayed monsoon, the state government is gearing...
  • Learning from recent tragedies, CM asks administration not to open floodgates without prior warning June 23, 2014

    Taking a lesson from incidents on Beas river in Himachal Pradesh and Damodar river in Jharkhand, the Chhattisgarh government has directed the administration to alert people and give them time to move to safe places before opening the floodgates of dams across the state. In an advisory issued here, Chhattisgarh Chief...
  • Raman Singh leads 'helmet rally', appeals people to drive safe June 22, 2014

    Appealing the people to wear helmets while riding twowheelers, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh led 'a helmet rally', riding a scooter. "People should wear helmets to ensure safety while riding on roads," Singh said, talking to reporters on Friday. Every person's life is precious and hence one should always wear a helmet...
  • Raman Singh tells officials to redress people's grievances June 19, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has directed senior officials to take necessary steps to ensure speedy redressal of people's grievances in the state. The Chief Minister, in a circular issued directly to additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries and secretaries of all departments in the Mantralaya, asked the process for resolving and...
  • Industries fail to meet tree plantation target set by government June 17, 2014

    Several industries, including PSUs, have failed to meet their target of tree plantation across the state set by the Chhattisgarh government. "During a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh in Raipur in the new Mantralaya on Monday, he expressed unhappiness over several industrial houses having failed to fulfill their target...
  • Raman Singh asks BSNL to expedite work of mobile towers in Maoist areas June 16, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has directed the government owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to expedite the installation work of 181 mobile towers in the insurgencyhit regions of the state. "The direction in this regard was given during a meeting of unified command (for antiMaoist operations) held here in the...
  • PM condoles deaths at Bhilai plant, assures Raman Singh of assistance June 13, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled deaths due to gas leakage at Bhilai Steel Plant and assured Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh of all help for rescue and relief operations. "The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, spoke to Dr Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh this morning, and assured him of...
  • PM Modi assures Raman Singh of assistance in Bhilai gas leak June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh of all necessary assistance for rescue and relief operations in gas leak accident at the Bhilai Steel Plant, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said. The prime minister also assured assistance for the treatment of those...
  • Chhattisgarh: Gas leak at Bhilai steel plant, 6 dead, 35 others affected June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Six persons, including two Deputy General Managers, were killed and 35 others were affected after a poisonous gas leaked at Steel Authority of India's Bhilai Plant in Durg district of Chhattisgarh on Thursday. Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has sought a report on the mishap and is likely to...
  • Chhattisgarh requests Rs 34,000 crore from 14th finance panel June 12, 2014

    Chhattigarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has placed special grant proposals of Rs 34,000 crore before the 14th Finance Commission for the development of various sectors in the state. The proposal was put forth during the twoday long meeting of the 14th Finance Commission which kicked off in Raipur on Thursday at...
  • Raman Singh makes courtesy call to PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Chief Ministers of Goa, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry and Governors of Jharkhand and Odisha on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A statement from the government said that these were courtsey calls made at the official residence of the Prime Minister at 7 Race Course Road. Those meeting the Prime Minister were...
  • Government to give more choppers, special battalions to Chhattisgarh June 9, 2014

    Making it clear that Maoist insurgency will be dealt with an iron hand, government on Monday agreed to use helicopter for troops' deployment in conflict situations and favoured increasing the chopper strength for Naxalhit areas. At a highlevel meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, it was also decided to provide...
  • MHA permits Chhattisgarh to use helicopters to target Naxals: sources June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major change of operational strategy, the Union Home Ministry approved the use of helicopters in offensive operations against Naxals in Chhattisgarh, sources said on Monday. So far, helicopters were used only for relief and rescue missions during antiNaxal operations. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh met Home Minister...
  • LS polls: NOTA stood third in five Chhattisgarh constituencies May 22, 2014

    None Of The Above (NOTA) option was the third choice of voters in five of the eleven Lok Sabha constituencies of Chhattisgarh. Of the 1,22,50,211 voters in the state who exercised the franchise in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, 2,24,889 1.8 per cent opted for NOTA. In Surguja,...
  • Like father, like son: Abhishek breaks Raman Singh's record May 19, 2014

    Chief Minister Raman Singh's son Abhishek Singh became the youngest parliamentarian in the state after winning Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha seat with a record margin of 2.35 lakh. Abhishek's winning margin is almost eight times higher than his father's who contested from the same seat in 1999 and won with a margin...
  • Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh congratulates Narendra Modi May 16, 2014

    Raman congratulates Modi on BJP's spectacular poll showChhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Firday congratulated Narendra Modi as BJP appeared set for a victory in the state and the country, saying it was a "historic moment". "This is a historic moment and the country has chosen Narendra Modi (BJP's prime ministerial...