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Considering the geographical condition of Chhattisgarh, construction of 4000 kms of rural roads should be approved : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Considering the geographical condition of Chhattisgarh, construction of 4000 kms of rural roads should be approved : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Secretary of Rural Development Ministry, Government of India, Mr. Nagendra Nath Sinha meets Chief Minister

Detailed discussion on progress of rural development schemes held

More resources should be made available to Chhattisgarh for rural development schemes

During the meeting with Secretary, Rural Development Ministry of Government of India, Mr. Nagendra Nath Sinha today, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel requested sanction of nearly four thousand kms of rural roads, considering the special geographical conditions of Chhattisgarh. He also requested for provision of more resources to Chhattisgarh for implementation of rural developments schemes.  Mr. Sinha discussed in detail about the progress of rural development schemes in Chhattisgarh with Mr. Sinha.
While providing information about the geographical location of Chhattisgarh to Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh is a bigger state than Tamil Nadu and Bihar. The settlements/hamlets in Chhattisgarh are located far and wide. Therefore, about four thousand kms of road should be approved to connect the these settlements/hamlets. Chief Minister also demanded more funds for Chhattisgarh under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
Chief Minister further said that Chhattisgarh is yet to receive nearly Rs 4500 crores from Central Government, under various heads including GST. COVID crisis has led to significantly decline in revenue collection. Under these circumstances, Chhattisgarh should be provided more resources for rural development schemes, said Chief Minister. During his meeting with Chief Minister, Mr. Sinha discussed in detail about various scheme including PMGSY, Prime Minister Rural Housing Scheme, NRLM, etc. On the occasion, Chief Minister’s Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subrat Sahu, Additional Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh Panchayat and Rural Development Department Mrs. Renu G Pillai, Joint Secretary of Rural Development Ministry Government of India Mr. Ashish Goyal, Secretary Chhattisgarh Panchayat and Rural Development Department Mr. Prasanna R, CEO PMGSY Mr. Alok Katiyar were also present.




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