Chhattisgarh Current Affairs - 2020

Union Government to launch National Resource Centre Vanjeevan for Tribal Livelihood

The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs is going to launch “Vanjeevan”, the National Resource Centre (NRC) for Tribal Livelihood issues in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

It will be launched in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC).  Besides, NRC website and e-knowledge platform on tribal livelihood will also be unveiled.

Key Facts
  • Vanjeevan in the first phase will identify the problems in livelihood issues in select districts of six states having low Human Development Index (HDI) of tribal people.
  • The programme will focus on the identification of local resources, keeping in view the existing skill level.
  • It will facilitate utilization of funds under various Government programmes for the above purpose.
  • It will be implemented in Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Telangana in the first phase.
  • In the second phase the programme will be implemented in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya and Tripura.
National Resource Centre (NRC)

NRC will serve as a platform for livelihood mapping, skill gap analysis. It will be knowledge hub for providing consolidation of best livelihood and entrepreneurship models for the tribal entrepreneurship development.

Chhattisgarh launches Lakshya Bhagirathi campaign to complete irrigation projects

Chhattisgarh Government has launched Lakshya Bhagirathi campaign to complete the irrigation projects that could not be completed.

Under the campaign, the state water resources department has identified 108 projects that could not be completed.

Key Facts

  • Most of the projects identified under campaign are minor and middle. For the last three decades, the projects were pending for required clearances.
  • Of the 108 projects, the water resources department has set a target to complete 88 projects in the financial year 2016-17.
  • The districts with irrigation potential has been below 10% had been given priority in the campaign.
  • These projects on completion would provide irrigation in additional 71322 hectares of area.

Comment

These irrigation projects will be milestone in enhancing growth in the agriculture sector in the state which falls under Rice-agro-climatic zone of the country. About 80% population of the state is rural and their main livelihood is agriculture and agriculture based small industries. Besides, the economy of the state is mainly based on agriculture and forestry. The agriculture sector contributes around 38% to the State’s Net Domestic Product. Of the total workforce of 8.3 million, 5.9 million (around 71%) are engaged in agriculture.