(Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs 15-21 May, 2019

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Chhattisgarh planned producing Bio-Fuel from Paddy
One out of Four Minor Girls in Chhattisgarh is Child Bride
Five New Mango Varieties Developed in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh planned producing Bio-Fuel from Paddy

  • A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between IIT Bhilai director Rajat Mona and special secretary, energy Qaiser Abdul Haque for preparation of high quality bio-fuel research and work plan.
  • It can be beneficial for industries, generate employment for local residents and will help in conservation of environment and procurement of bio fuel.
  • Chhattisgarh Biofuel Development Authority (CBDA) was set up in 2005 with an objective of ensuring sustainable source of supply of feedstock for biofuel production.

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One out of Four Minor Girls in Chhattisgarh is Child Bride

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  • Chhattisgarh is home to 1.02 crore children below the age of 18 years and shocking factor is that one in every four girls in the state is a child bride.
  • According to National Family Health Report of union ministry of health and family welfare, 5 districts of Chhattisgarh are among the top 50 high risk districts in terms of child marriage prevalence in the country.
  • The worst affected districts in high prevalence of child marriage are Jashpur (51.3%), Surajpur (39.2%), Bijapur (38.1%), Narayanpur (36.5%) and Koriya (35.2%).

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Five New Mango Varieties Developed in Chhattisgarh

Mango Tree Indicative Image
  • The Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur has developed 5 varieties of Mango after 15 years research.
  • These verities are developed in accordance with the soil and climate of Chhattisgarh.
  • They are:
    1. Chhattisgarh Pawan: It has thick stalk to protect from breaking in storms and high wind
    2. Chhattisgarh Swarnaprabha: It is tasty with less fiber and butter like pulp
    3. Chhattisgarh Achaar: It is best for making pickles and grows in bunch
    4. Chhattisgarh Gaurav: It is golden yellow in color and looks attractive and is sweet
    5. Chhattisgarh Raj: It has less fiber and soft pulp

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