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Chhattisgarh State PCS

  • 24 Sep 2021
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In-principle Consent to the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme in the State

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  • The Chief Minister gave this consent while attending the meeting held by Rajkumar Singh, Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy, Government of India through video conferencing from his residence office.
  • During the discussion, the Chief Minister, while giving in-principle consent to the scheme, supported the demand for giving additional time limit for payment of electricity subsidy by other states.
  • Energy Ministers from Bihar, Gujarat, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa and Daman and Diu also attended this meeting.
  • Under the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme, along with increasing the power infrastructure in the state, action will be taken to modernize and strengthen them.
  • Under this scheme, all 53 lakh 50 thousand consumers, except agricultural consumers, will have smart meters installed.
  • The Central government has set December 31, 2021 as the deadline for submission of a detailed project report.
  • The estimated cost of the scheme is Rs 9,600 crores, which is targeted to be completed by March 2025.

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Chhattisgarh Got Four National Awards for Ayushman

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  • Union Health Minister Mansukh Bhai Mandaviya presented these awards to the state in the online 'Arogya Manthan 3.0' organized by the National Health Authority in New Delhi.
  • The awards were distributed in six categories by the National Health Authority, out of which Chhattisgarh was awarded in four categories.
  • Chhattisgarh has got the first place for registration of maximum number of Ayushman cards across the country through Choice Centres.
  • Chhattisgarh secured the top slot in the country in the registration of at least one member of each family in the state.
  • Sunil Kumar Kushwaha, Choice Centre Director of Kusmusa village of Bhaiyathan block of Surajpur district, came second in the country in terms of Ayushman card registration.
  • Chhattisgarh ranks third in the country in terms of providing treatment to women through the scheme, giving priority to gender equality. Treatment has been provided to 3,20,661 women of the state through the scheme.

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