Chhattisgarh Current Affairs - 2020

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CCEA gives nod for inclusion of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh in National Dairy Plan-I

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for inclusion of Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand under the National Dairy Plan- I (NDP-I).

Decision in this regard was taken CCEA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Apart from this decision CCEA also extended the implementation period to achieve key outputs NDP-I upto 2018-19.

Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh were included in NDP-I because it has substantial milch animal population and primarily inhabited by tribal population.

While, Uttarakhand was included under NDP-I considering its potential for implementation of Fodder Development and Village Based Milk Procurement System, Ration Balancing Programme.

The implementation period of NDP-I was extended due late approval of NDP-I and the time taken in initiating the implementation of sub projects at End Implementing Agencies (EIAs) level.

About National Dairy Plan- I

National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) had approved NDP-I in 14 milk potential through the EIAs. It was formulated with a total outlay of 2242 crore rupees for a period of 6 years from 2011-12 to 2016-17.

At present NDP I is being implemented in 15 States which account for more than 90 per cent of the country’s total milk production and 98 per cent of the country’s fodder resources. They also account for over 87 per cent of the breedable cattle and buffalo population.

15 states are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

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Four MoUs signed for Rs. 24,000 crore infrastructure development investment in Chhattisgarh

Four MoUs were signed to give big push for investment of 24,000 crore rupees for infrastructure development in Chhattisgarh in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The signed MoUs are meant to enhance development of the state and covers investment in areas from railway lines, steel plants and pipelines

List of the signed MoUs:

MoU for 140 km rail line between Rowghat and Jagdalpur:

  • It was signed between Chhattisgarh Government, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), Indian Railway Construction Company (IRCON) Limited and Steel Authority of India (SAIL).
  • Estimated project cost: 2,000 crore rupees.

MoU for 3 million ton Ultra Mega Steel Plant

  • Signed between Union Ministry of Steel, Chhattisgarh Government, SAIL and NMDC
  • Investment for the plant: Approximately 18,000 crore rupees.

MoU for Slurry Pipeline and 2MTPA Pellet Plant at Nagarnar in Bastar District

  • Signed between Chhattisgarh Government and NMDC
  • Investment: 4,000 crore rupees.

MoU for setting up 1MTPA Pellet Plant at Dalli-Rajhara, Balod District

  • Signed between Chhattisgarh Government and SAIL.
  • Investment: 826crore rupees.

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