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Raipur : Chief Minister announces formation of Peeparchhedi and Indagaon Up-Tehsil in Gariband district, Mainpur to be given the status of Revenue Sub-Division

Raipur : Chief Minister announces formation of Peeparchhedi and Indagaon Up-Tehsil in Gariband district, Mainpur to be given the status of Revenue Sub-Division

Extremely Backward Tribes to be given benefit of direct recruitment

Processing Centres to be opened in Primary Forest Produce, Cooperative Societies

Hospital of 100-bed capacity to be established in Gariband, Agriculture College to be opened in Rajim

Reservation is being implemented in larger interest of public : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel


 Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today gave a big present to people of Gariband district at Van Adhikar, Aajeevika Sammelan held in district headquarters Gariaband. In his address to the programme, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel announced that Peeparchhedi and Indagaon areas of Gariaband district will be given the status of Up-Tehsil and Mainpur tehsil will be given the status of Revenue Sub Division. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel showered gifts on the occasion for people of Gariaband district. He announced that the extremely backward tribes of the region Kamaar and Bhunjiya tribe will be given benefits of direct recruitment. Mr. Baghel announced opening of primary processing centres worth Rs 20-lakh each for all the primary forest produce cooperative socities of the district. Mr. Baghel said that this will not only help people of the district to earn better value in exchange of forest produce but will also strengthen their means of livelihood. He announced that a 100-bed hospital will be established in District Headquarters Gariaband and an Agriculture College will be opened in Rajim.


Chief Minister Mr. Baghel addressed the massive public gathering in Chhattisgarhi saying that Gariaband district is rich in religious, cultural and natural heritage. It has immense potential for development. Chief Minister recalled Ex-Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi's visit to Kulhadighat in year 1985, saying that Mr. Rajiv Gandhi had visited tribal area Kulhadighat and had tasted 'kandmool' here. He said that his government has been working for the welfare of tribal communities and backward sections of the society.

About the decision of 82% reservation to people of the state, Mr. Baghel said that the decision has been taken based on the Constitution of India and recommendation of the Commission, and it will be implemented for the highest good of people of the state. Based on the size of the population, all sections of the society will get the benefit of reservation. Mr. Baghel said that we have renamed Kumbh Mela as Rajim Maghi Punni Mela. Conserving the culture of the state, we have declared public holidays on Hareli, International Day of World's Indigenous People, Karma Jayanti and Teeja festival. Nearly 22 thousand forest land right certificates have been distributed in the state. Mr. Baghel said that Narva, Garua, Ghurva, Bari are the pillars of rural economy. We are determined to strengthen it by establishing its new identity.

PWD Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu said that steps are being taken to develop tourism sector in Gariaband district. Minor Forest Produce Processing Centres will be opened. Mr. Sahu said that Chief Minister has provided a new opportunity to the youth by dissolving e-tender process. Now works worth upto Rs 50 lakh can be done via manual tender. Home Minister said that major changes have been made in working system of Police Department for convenience of people. Traffic rules have been slackened and SHOs have been entrusted with responsibility to prevent criminal activities such as gambling and betting. Initiatives are also being taken for release of innocent tribal people in prison. He also informed about establishment of removal plant in 68 schools of Devbhog area, where problem of contaminated water was reported.

Forest and Food Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar said that we have fulfilled every promise we made to people of Chhattisgarh. New Government waived off agriculture loans worth Rs 14 thousand crore in larger interest of farmers. The promise of supplying 35 kg rice to every family has been kept. Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey said that we have paid nearly Rs 30 thosuand crores to the farmers directly into their bank accounts. We believe that the actual power of Chhattisgarh lies in the hands of farmers. We are taking various steps towards establishing food processing, corn, tomato and sugarcane based industries. Local MLA Mr. Amitesh Shukla mentioned various government schemes and said in his address that this government is all about the welfare of villages, poor and farmers.



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