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Biotechnology Policy

Chhattisgarh along with being one of the largest states of India is also one of the richest in terms of mineral resources and biospheres in India, and is endowed with about twentytwo varied forest types. These have naturally occurring varieties of herbs and shrubs, with proven medicinal and aromatic ingredients. We have over thousands of square kilometres of virgin forest that are yet to be scientifically surveyed. A wealth of varieties of indigenous rice as a source of unexplored gene pool occurs naturally. Established traditional knowledge systems of self- healing and nutrition that are based on knowledge of the Bio-wealth, is a unique feature of various communities of Chhattisgarh. The State provides good governance and excellent infrastructure for industries in biotechnology.

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Excise Policy 2017-18

The constitution of lndia empowers the State to levy duties for all demerit goods that are produced in the State such as alcoholic beverages for human consumption and other hallucination inducing substances such as Hemp etc.

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Electronics, IT and ITES Investment Policy of Chhattisgarh 2015 - 2020

The information economy is transforming the way any business work. It is crucial to State‘s success on the national and global stage, its competitiveness, business and investment in the state, i.e. its whole economy. Chhattisgarh has a strong history of adoption of modern technology, for efficiency and improvement of its own working, services to its citizen, and business. Today the state commands leading position in adoption of information technology and a pioneering approach to data driven decision making and transparency.

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Environment Policy

Chhattisgarh lays emphasis on developing the State's rich mineral, forest and other natural resources on a sustainable basis to achieve the targets of rapid economic and social growth. Sustainable development is the delicate balance between the demands of economic development and the need for protection of the environment combining elements of economic efficiency along with intergenerational and social equity. The concept of sustainable development is particularly applicable in Chhattisgarh where in

  • 80% of the State's population is dependent on agriculture for livelihood.
  • More than 44% of the State's geographical area is under forest cover.
  • The State's industrial foundation is based on minerals and mining.
  • A very large proportion of the population belongs to scheduled tribes and scheduled castes. Given the need to balance the benefits of development with the need to maintain and improve the environment, the State has prepared its Environmental Policy that is aimed at
  • Ensuring sustainable development with an emphasis on social and intergenerational equity
  • Enhancing environmental performance as a means of competitive advantage for the State.
  • Improving the quality of life of citizens.

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Solar Energy Policy 2012-2017

A clear vision of India is developing to reduce its dependence on conventional energy sources and become a leader in renewable energy with increased global awareness on environmental concerns and energy security. The promotion of renewable energy sources and technologies is one of the crucial strategies to bridge the demand — supply gap in the power sector in an environmentally sustainable manner as well as to pave the way for a strategic shift from future import dependence on fossil fuels from the energy security angle.

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Industrial Policy 2014-19

The state of Chhattisgarh was created with immense possibilities of development. The State, because of its economic powers like immense mineral resources; 44 percent forest area, peaceful labour environment, availability of necessary infrastructure and good governance has successfully established itself as the preferred destination in the country for the investors. The State is well connected through road, rail and air links to all major metro cities of the country. The State Capital “Naya Raipur” is being developed as the first greenfield “Smart City” in the country; the city has a planned underground network of power supply and communication facilities.

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Information Technology and ITES Policy

Chhattisgarh State with wide-ranging socio-economic disparities is now witnessing the ongoing Information Technology (IT) revolution. The Government of Chhattisgarh visions 'Vikas mool mantra, Aadhar loktantra' ('Driving Development through Democratic Governance') and believes Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a particularly important medium for the state in reaching out and improving livelihoods specially for its overwhelming SC / ST population across 44% forest area, which had largely remained untouched by modern development.

The purpose of this policy document is to set expectations for quality and excellence in state government services to citizens, state transactions with citizens and businesses, and internal state governmental operations / functions through the strategic deployment of information technologies, and a concentrated focus on the opportunities of the information and communication technologies.

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Mineral Policy-2001

The State of Chhattisgarh was carved out of erstwhile Madhya Pradesh to provide deference to its distinctive historical, social background and natural resources. It is paradoxical that the State with richest natural endowments is amongst poor in the country. The basic purpose of its formation would be defeated if the natural resources are not used due to constraints of stringent forest laws and environment problems. To ease these strains and to provide accessibility in the benefit of natural resources utilization to the deprived class of the region, it has become imperative to evolve a suitable mineral policy for the nascent State.

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Road Policy

Road Policy of the State provides a framework for future plans, programmes and actions for development of an efficient road network in Chhattisgarh. The primary objectives of this Road Policy are to

  • Ensure good road connectivity in rural areas with particular emphasis on access to district and block headquarters, healthcare centres, educational institutions, agricultural markets, tourism locations and cultural heritage sites
  • Promote two north-south and four east-west high speed access corridors to develop Chhattisgarh into a regional logistics and transshipment hub.
  • Facilitate social and economic development by strengthening the road network around industrial areas and growth centers
  • Improve connectivity between industrial clusters/ areas.
  • Convert all national highways into two lane roads and convert three of the busiest national highways into four lane roads

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Urban Development Policy

The urban development policy lays emphasis on improved planning and service delivery in democratic manner.

This policy identifies four strategic initiatives for meeting the desired objectives

  • Capacity building and institutional development
  • Stress on operational efficiency
  • Strengthening urban planning
  • Enabling public private partnerships

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Women Empowerment Policy

The Government of Chhattisgarh is firmly committed to capitalise on its 'new State advantage'. The State has taken a conscious decision to do away with past legacies and to adopt a fresh approach to economic and social development. This Women Empowerment Policy is not a modification of any earlier policy, but is based on the state's specific geographical, social and cultural characteristics. This policy seeks to address the unique situation and issues facing women in Chhattisgarh across urban, periurban, rural and tribal areas. It is based on a comprehensive analysis of the best practices of other Indian states and countries from where positive elements have been culled out and suitably incorporated keeping in view the State's unique features. The commitment of the State towards empowerment of women is evident from the fact that the Government has already set up a high level committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister to define and review the achievable and measurable goals for the newly formed State.

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