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Raipur: Audience participation in Chief Minister's monthly radio talk 'Lokvani' is continuously increasing: In the third episode, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel informed the people of the state about the schemes focused on 'Health and Mother Power'


Raipur: Audience participation in Chief Minister's monthly radio talk 'Lokvani' is continuously increasing: In the third episode, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel informed the people of the state about the schemes focused on 'Health and Mother Power'

Good feedback is being received from the listeners on the government's schemes

Mothers and sisters applaud the nutrition campaign: said beneficial for pregnant and infant mothers

50 bed hospital will open in Khairagarh

Responsibility of officers to be fixed for smooth operation of 'Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers' in entire state

The Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today started the third broadcast of Lokvani, a monthly radio program based on 'Health and Mother Power' with Dai-Bahini, Sian-Jawan, Laika Jummo Man La Jai ​​Johar. He made the whole atmosphere comfortable in Chhattisgarhi with this simple and succulent address. The Chief Minister started his talk by mentioning the tradition of worship of mother power in the culture of Chhattisgarh in the monthly radio talk.

The Chief Minister's monthly radio talk 'Lokvani' is getting good response from the audience. The ever increasing audience participation in this program has made this program more useful. The listeners are also making important suggestions with good feedback on the government's schemes. In Lokvani, the mothers and sisters appreciated the state government's nutrition campaign and described it as beneficial for pregnant and infant mothers. On feedback received from a listener in Khairagarh on the health services and running of Nutrition Rehabilitation Center, the Chief Minister said in Lokvani that a 50-bed hospital will be opened in Khairagarh and for the smooth functioning of 'Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers' in the entire state including Khairagarh. Responsibility will be fixed.

Chhattisgarh's folk culture is known to the country and the world

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said in Lokvani that after the coming of our government in the state, the first priority has been given to mother power with special attention to the interest and upliftment of women. Keeping in mind the women, holidays were declared in the state for the first time in festivals like Teeja and Hareli. So that they can celebrate the festival with joy and enthusiasm with the whole family. He informed that Chhattisgarh has a rich range of festivals. Here Navaratri festival was also celebrated with enthusiasm in Quar this month after Hareli, Teeja. The nine forms of Goddess Danteshwari Maiya, Bamleshwari Maiya, Chandrahasini Dai, Mahamaya Dai and village-to-village Shitala Maiya were worshiped with pomp around the state. In this way, the diverse folk culture of Chhattisgarh is well known to the country and the world, including Ramlila in village and Dashahara festival in tribal region Bastar.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also informed in Lokvani that the National Tribal Dance Festival is being organized in the capital Raipur on 27, 28 and 29 December. There will be competition at the block level. Selected dance teams will perform at the district and state levels. This will give talent from block to state level a chance to come forward. The festival will also showcase tribal dance parties from all over the country, which will connect Chhattisgarh culturally with the whole country and the world.

Govardhan Puja will be celebrated as Gauthan Day

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that in this series of festivals, on the occasion of Sharad Purnima, Amrit will rain at night and the program of Ramdhuni will be filled with excitement here. After this, the festival of Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja, Matar, Bhai-Dooj etc. will be celebrated with enthusiasm. We have Gaura-Gauri, Govardhan Puja and Matar-bhaiyuduj with Padki-Suva and Raut Nacha for Diwali. Therefore, we have decided to celebrate Gaura-Gauri Utsav and Govardhan Puja as 'Gauthan Divas'. The whole series of festivals commemorate and uplift our rich culture and awaken our mother power. To honor this mother power and to uplift the woman, our government has launched 'Suchithan Abhiyan' in Chhattisgarh on 2 October 2019 on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi 150th birth anniversary.

Nutrition campaign is important for the health of mother and child, including eliminating malnutrition
 
    Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that the nutrition campaign is very beneficial for pregnant mothers and infant mothers including eliminating malnutrition among children. Better health of mother and child is our first priority. He said that 47 percent of women aged 15 to 49 in Chhattisgarh suffer from anemia. From the age of eighteen, up to the age of at least 35, women usually have a huge responsibility as pregnant mothers. If women between 15 and 49 years of age will have anemia, how will they be able to fulfill this biggest responsibility of their family.
If the mother is malnourished, suffering from anemia, how will she give birth to a healthy baby? This is the reason why 37.5 percent of children under the age of five years remain malnourished. That is, on the foundation, the foundation on which the family, state and country are to be built, how can we talk about a strong state and a strong India, leaving that building weak. Keeping this in mind, our government emphasized on the proper participation of the community, interest of the local public and the use of local nutritional ingredients, and by making radical changes in the system of giving the first supplementary-nutritious diet, this has been done in the state Important program has been implemented.

Emphasis on expansion of health facilities till every settlement

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said in the broadcast of Lokvani that special emphasis is being given to provide better health facilities to the people in the state. Under this, health infrastructure is being strengthened. Residents of places where health infrastructure is not available, do not have to be denied treatment. For this, we have started 'Mukhyamantri Haat Bazar Yojana' and 'Mukhyamantri Urban Slum Scheme'.

Through these two schemes, we are providing health facilities to each of the settlements and settlements, so that hospital facilities are extended to all those who have missed it. Along with this, we have made a big program for health infrastructure in the state, under which budget for five community health centers, 10 primary health centers, 25 sub health centers and trauma unit in Jagdalpur, Raigad district hospital, burn unit in Bilaspur etc. Provisions have been made. Multi-specialty hospitals will be provided at Bilaspur and Jagdalpur Medical College. Our aim is to upgrade government health centers across the state.

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that hundreds of new posts have been sanctioned to increase staff in hospitals. Recruitment process will be started on about one thousand 200 posts of health workers. We will complete the recruitment of 975 doctors in the year 2019. Apart from this, 687 staff nurses have been recruited and 941 recruitment process is going on. In this way medical staff in the state is being increased rapidly. The Chief Minister also said that in order to improve the lives of people, Chhattisgarh has the universal PDS on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. And the Chief Minister Ward Office Scheme was also launched. Universal pds Through this, arrangements have been made to provide cheap food grains, kerosene to the needy, salt in the tribal areas, gram and jaggery in Bastar. Not only this, the aim of starting the Chief Minister's Ward Office Scheme in cities is that the people do not have to go to the headquarters for the work to be done in the Municipal Corporation, Municipality, Nagar Panchayat, but solve the problem of everyone in the office located in their ward.

During Lokvani, the Chief Minister came to know about the feelings of the audience from different districts of the state and also answered their questions in simple, easy language. Among them, Ramita from Patelpara in Dantewada openly appreciated the government's nutrition campaign. From Sitamani, Mrs. Sonkunwar Chauhan praised the Chief Minister Mr. Baghel for the schemes being run in the state for maternal strength and health. On the questions of Bilha-Bilaspur to Ramauram Jagat, Jashpur to Awadhesh Panda, Bemetra to Virendra Sahu, the Chief Minister gave detailed information about the work being done for the elimination of malnutrition and anemia, expansion of health facilities in the state including vaccination. In response to the question of Mohammad Nasir Memon of Khairagarh, Mr. Baghel said that Khairagarh's Nutrition Rehabilitation Center will start soon and a 50 bed hospital will be opened in Khairagarh. The Chief Minister also responded to the queries of several colleagues including Gulab Ram Sahu, Devendra Chandrakar from Saja-Bemetra, Nohar Lal Sahu from Balodabazar, Umesh Banjare from Raipur, Ravi Kumar and Gunasagar Pradhan.




Raipur: Mahatma Gandhi did the work of connecting the society with freedom of the country through non-violence - Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel: The Chief Minister addressed the General Assembly in Bhakhara on the third day of the Gandhi Vichar Padyatra.


Raipur: Mahatma Gandhi did the work of connecting the society with freedom of the country through non-violence - Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel: The Chief Minister addressed the General Assembly in Bhakhara on the third day of the Gandhi Vichar Padyatra.

There is no effect of recession due to money in the pockets of farmers in the state
Chief Minister inaugurated 17 development works costing more than 28 crores

The Chief Minister of the state Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that the state government is committed to following the path laid by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The state government, assimilating the message of Mahatma Gandhi's village swaraj, is continuously working for the development of farmers, laborers, women and the village. Gandhiji gave the country independence from the British rule by following the path of non-violence, this is an example in itself. Mahatma Gandhi, along with bringing social consciousness, also worked to connect different sections of the society. To carry forward his message of truth, non-violence and compassion, this Gandhi Vichar Yatra has been started from the historic Canal Satyagraha's Tapobhoomi Kandel from October 4. The march will conclude on October 10 at Gandhi Maidan in the capital Raipur. With this, Gandhi Vichar Padayatra will be organized in all the development blocks from 11 to 17 October.

    On this occasion, the Chief Minister said that the result of waiving the loans of the farmers of the state is that they have money in their pockets and there is no growth in the auto mobile sector in the state. In addition to addressing a large gathering at the general meeting held at Ramlila Maidan Bhakhara, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel also honored the families of freedom fighters. Also inaugurated 17 development works costing Rs 28.22 crores. In the program, Kondagaon MLA Mr. Mohan Markam said that the development of the country is possible only when the development of villages and villagers, women are empowered, youth get employment, it was Gandhiji's idea, the state government is constantly working in this direction. Abhanpur MLA Shri Dhanendra Sahu, Kurud MLA Shri Ajay Chandrakar also addressed the program.

    Collector Dhamtari Shri Rajat Bansal read the report in the general assembly and informed about the activities conducted in the district. During this time, the Chief Minister was given the certificate of completion of the house along with the key of the house, Smt. Pramila Dhruv, the beneficiary of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Two videos were displayed on the occasion. These include the first video 'Jab Dhamtari also became an example of Satyagraha' and the second video is the villagers realizing the Chief Minister's thinking and Gram Swaraj '. In the program, Rajya Sabha MP Mrs. Chhaya Verma, Kondagaon MLA Mr. Mohan Markam, Mahasamund MLA Mr. Vinod Chandrakar, Sihawa MLA Dr. Lakshmi Dhruv Mohla- Manpur MLA Mr. Indrashah Mandavi, Pandaria MLA Mrs. Mamta Chandrakar, Kanker MLA Mr. Shishupal Sori Citizens, public representatives, general public were present.




MGM hospital recognition in Raipur canceled, government grant also banned


MGM hospital recognition in Raipur canceled, government grant also banned

According to the information, large scale financial transactions were done through MGM Hospital. After this, the government has abolished the recognition of the hospital.

Raipur. The Bhupesh Baghel (CM Bhupesh Baghel) government of Chhattisgarh has taken a major action. The government has canceled the recognition of MGM Hospital in Raipur. Order has been issued by the government. Also, all the grants received from the government to the hospital have also been closed. With the validation of the hospital canceled, the problems of suspended ADG Mukesh Gupta have also increased. It is being told that Mukesh Gupta is the trustee of this hospital. The EOW had received important information related to the suspended IPS Mukesh Gupta during the investigation of the phone tapping case. It was being said that large scale financial transactions were done through MGM Hospital. After this, the government has abolished the recognition of the hospital.

Government gave this order

The government has taken action at MGM Eye Hospital, one of the major hospitals in the capital Raipur. According to the information, an order has been issued to cancel the affiliation of Mickey Memorial Trust and MGM Hospital attached to the hospital. This order has been issued from Directorate of Health Services. It has been said in the order that the government grants received to these institutions have also been stopped.

Transaction charges through hospital

According to the information, the government had entrusted the responsibility of investigating the money laundering charges against the suspended IPS Mukesh Gupta. It is being told that during the investigation of phone tapping case, EOW got information about large-scale money transactions from MGM Hospital. It was being said that Mukesh Gupta used his illustrious property in MGM Hospital.

CM Bhupesh Baghel said

There was a stir in the state after the cancellation of MGM Hospital's recognition. Explain that during the BJP rule, a system of government grant was given to MGM Hospital. In this case, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel says that administrative action has been taken. If there is a mistake, then action will also be taken.




Raipur : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates the first cowshed built with public participation


Raipur : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates the first cowshed built with public participation

On the occasion of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, Chief Minister inaugurated 'Gokuldham Gothan'- the first cowshed to be built with public participation in Kandel village. Meanwhile, Chief Minister fed grass to cows and inspected the cowshed. Chief Minister praised the efforts of people of the village. Cowsheds to be built under Suraaji Gaon Yojana will be developed on 4 acre area and cowshed committee will be constituted for its maintenance. For construction of 'Gokuldham Gothan', people of the village had pooled in Rs 5 lakh, and they also participated in construction of boundary wall construction, ground-leveling and cleaning work for the cowshed.

Built with limited funds, this cowshed is well-equipped and has proper drinking water facility, pipeline, shade and other facilities. Two biogas plants have also been established, through which gas is supplied to shepherd families. Here, Livestock Development Department had also put up an exhibition of cattle born through artificial insemination. On the occasion, Agriculture and Bio Technology Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, PWD Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, School Education Minister Mr. Premsai Tekam, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Anila Bhendiya, Industry Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Revenue Minister Mr. Jai Singh Agrawal, MLA Mr. Mohan Markam and other public representatives along with a large number of villagers were also present.

 



Raipur​​​​​​​ : Chief Minister meets Babu Chhotelal Shrivastav's family : Babu Chhotelal Shrivastava was the Pioneer of Kandel Nahar Satyagrah


Raipur​​​​​​​ : Chief Minister meets Babu Chhotelal Shrivastav's family : Babu Chhotelal Shrivastava was the Pioneer of Kandel Nahar Satyagrah

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today visited Babu Chhotelal Shrivastava's house and met his family in Gaurav Gram Kandel of Dhamtari district. Babulal Chhotelal Shrivastav was the pioneer of Kandel Satyagrah. Chief Minister garlanded the oil painting of Babu Chhotelal and Mahatma Gandhi at his ancestral home. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel met grandson of Babu Chhotelal ji- Mr. Yatish Shrivastava and talked about his family background with him. On the occasion, Industry Minister of the state and In-charge Minister of the district Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Cabinet Minister Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal, Mr. Premsai SIngh and MLA Mr. Mohan Mandavi were also present.




Raipur : 150th Birth Anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi : Chief Minister inaugurates 'Gandhi Vichaar Padyatra' from Kandel


Raipur : 150th Birth Anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi : Chief Minister inaugurates 'Gandhi Vichaar Padyatra' from Kandel

Huge crowd at Gandhi Vichaar Padyatra : Villagers accorded warm welcome to Chief Ministers and participants of 'Padyatra' by showering flower petals
Statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Babu Chhotelal Shrivastava unveiled

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today inaugurated 'Gandhi Vichaar Padyatra' from Gandhi Gram- Kandel. This procession that has begun today would conclude on October 10 at Gandhi Maidan of Raipur. In this 'Padyatra' led by Chief Minister, cabinet ministers, MPs, MLAs and a large number of people are participating. Villagers accorded warm welcome to the procession by showering flower petals on the participants.
 
 
On the occasion, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel also unveiled the statues of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi and hero of Nahar Styagrah Babu Chhotelal Shrivastav. After this weeklong 'Padyatra' concludes on October 10, 'Gandhi Vichar Yatra' will be held in each development block of the state from October 11 to 17.

On the occasion, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam, Industry Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Revenue Minister Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Anila Bhendiya, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Mr. Umesh Patel, MLA Mr. Mohan Markam, Member of Rajya Sabha Mrs. Chhaya Verma and a large number of public representatives and villagers were also present. At the onset, Chief Minister inaugurated the cowshed built with community support in Kandel and later walked all the way to Nahar Satyagrah Udyan. Chief Minister said on the occasion that 'padyatras' played major role in Mahatma Gandhi's 'Satyagrah'. Bapu used to create awareness among the masses through his 'padyatras'. State Government is committed to follow the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi.

 
 
 



Raipur : Cabinet’s Decision


Raipur : Cabinet’s Decision

Important decisions taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mr. BhupeshBaghel yesterday are as follows:-

  •     On the occasion of Chhattisgarh Foundation Day, three-day Rajyotsav-2019 programme will be organized. This event will be held at Science College Ground of capital city Raipur. Local artists would be promoted in the cultural programme to be held at Rajyotsav.
  • Proposal of issuing Chhattisgarh Public Service (Reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes) Amendment Ordinance-2019 approved by the Cabinet.   
  • Government has decided to do amendment in the rules of Chhattisgarh Public Service (Promotion) Rule 2003, for providing reservation of 32% to Scheduled Tribes and 13% to Scheduled Castes on state-level direct recruitment posts, in proportion with the population as per Census 2011.
  • Hostels-ashrams and welfare organizations recognized by State Government will be included under MukhyamantriKhadyannaSahaytaYojana for allotment of food grains under welfare schemes. Under this scheme, 655 tons of rice will be allotted to the beneficiaries. Each beneficiary will be provided 15kgs of rice every month.

 

  • Considering the busy schedule of Chief Minister, Chief Secretary would be appointed as the Chairman of the Corporation constituted under Chhattisgarh Road Development Corporation Limited Company Act, so as to ensure that Board of Directors’ regular meetings can be organized without delay. Now Chief Secretary would be the Secretary for Finance, Panchayat and Rural Development, PWD, Forest, Urban Administration and Development, Revenue, Mineral Resource Department and Managing Director Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh Road Development Corporation.
  • Instead of Central Government’s JAM Portal, the Online Portal developed for purchase requirements of State Government’s department will be used from October 1, 2019. Cabinet has decided to amend the Chhattisgarh Government Store Purchase Rule 2002 (As Amended).   
  • Cabinet has decided to upgrade the post of Secretary, Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, to Principal Secretary for the remaining the service period of current Secretary.   
  • Cabinet has decided to cancel the order dated 6/10/2018 to promote IAS officials to the payscale of Director General, as the Home Ministry of Government of India has not approved the three additional posts of DGP in the state.   
  •  Judicial investigation reports of Mr. SatishNorange’s death in police custory in Janjgir-Champa district and the case of cattle dying in the cowsheds were presented in the meeting.



Raipur: Industry and business boom accelerated due to decisions of the state government - Chief Minister Mr. Baghel: Chief Minister joins Real Estate: Rising Chhattisgarh Program


Raipur: Industry and business boom accelerated due to decisions of the state government - Chief Minister Mr. Baghel: Chief Minister joins Real Estate: Rising Chhattisgarh Program

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel attended the Real Estate Rising Chhattisgarh program organized by Confederation of Indian Industries and CREDAI Chhattisgarh here today. He said on the occasion that due to the policies of the state government, the recession in the industry and business of the country in Chhattisgarh was not affected. The Chief Minister said that the guide line rate of land was reduced by 30 percent to speed up real estate. Similarly the diversion process was simplified. He said that for the convenience of traders, single window system will be introduced soon. Staff shortage will be overcome in town in country planning. Registration offices will also be organized.

The Chief Minister said that the plot size for LIG houses will be 90 square meters, similar to the Central Government in Chhattisgarh. The decisions taken by the Government of Madhya Pradesh regarding the EWS and LIG land will be tested and implemented. He spoke of taking appropriate decisions regarding keeping Agro Industries in the Orange sector. The Chief Minister said that loan waiver of farmers and purchased paddy from Rs. 2.5 thousand per quintal and Tendupatta remuneration rate was Rs. 4000 per standard bag. Then it was said that it is the government of the villagers, but as a result of these decisions, the industries and trade of Chhattisgarh The world has increased. The bullion business has grown along with the auto mobile sector. From the registry of small plots, revenue of Rs 92 crore was received from June to September last year. During the same period, the state government has received a revenue of Rs 152 crore this year.

Giving detailed information about Suraji Gram Yojana, the Chief Minister said that DPR has been prepared for the revival of one thousand 28 river-drains under Narva scheme. Work on these will start after the rain. He said that the Narva program is for everyone. Water is needed for all activities including farming, industry. This scheme will help in increasing the surface, subsoil and ground water. Chhattisgarh receives significant rainfall. Need to save it. He appealed to industrial and real estate-related businessmen to donate time to guide the villagers for the operation and management of the Gauthans being constructed under the Suraji scheme. He said that this work can be done by adopting one village each to serve cow mother. He informed that the Gothans are being constructed in the two thousand thousand villages, due to which 30 thousand acres of land has been secured for livestock.

The Chief Minister also honored the industrial representatives on this occasion for their remarkable work. Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Revenue Minister Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal, Municipal Corporation Mayor Mr. Pramod Dubey also addressed the program. Industrial and real estate representatives including Confederation of Indian Industries Chairman Mr. Narendra Goyal and CREDAI Chhattisgarh Ravi Fatani were present on the occasion in large numbers.




Raipur : MoUs for capital investment in two projects worth Rs two thousand crore signed in presence of Chief Minister : Shri Cement Limited Company and RR Ispat Company signed MoU with State Government


Raipur : MoUs for capital investment in two projects worth  Rs two thousand crore signed in presence of Chief Minister :  Shri Cement Limited Company and RR Ispat Company signed MoU with State Government

Nearly 550 people to get employment

 

Two MoUs for capital investment in two projects worth Rs two thousand crores were signed for production of cement and fabricated steel, in the meeting of State Investment Promotion Board chaired by Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel at his residence office today. These projects would generate employment for 550. Shri Cement Limited Company and RR Ispat Company signed MoUs with Chhattisgarh Government. Chief Minister congratulated the office-bearers of both the companies and expressed hope that production under both the projects would begin soon and better employment opportunities would be created. Chief Minister requested the officials of the companies to generate employment for localites.

The two MoUs that were signed today in presence of Chief Minister include MoU signed between Shri Cement Ltd Company and Chhattisgarh Government for capital investment of Rs two thousand crore. This would provide employment to nearly 450 people in state. Under this MoU, Shri Cement Company would produce 8.3 metric ton clinker, 13.5 metric ton cement under the project. Captive power plant of capacity 170 MW would be established under the project. This proposed project would be established in village Khapridih in Simga tehsil of Balodabazar-Bhatapara district. This project required 400 acres of land, which the company already has. Company officials informed that the production under project would commence within 1 and a half to two years.

Second MoU was signed between Chhattisgarh Government and RR Ispat for capital investment of nearly Rs 19 crore 85 lakh. This would provide employment to 100 people. This project would be established in Achholi village of Urla industrial area in Raipur district. The project requires 6.75 hectares of land and the company already has it. Under this project, products such as steel structure for railway bridge, electricity poles would be manufactured. Company officials informed that the production would begin under the project within a year.

On behalf of State Government, Principal Secretary of Industry and Commerce Department signed the MoUs. On behalf of Shri Cement, Mr. Ravi Tiwari signed the MoU and on behalf of RR Ispat Company, Mr. Dinest Agrawal signed the MoU. On the occasion, Chief Secretary Mr. Sunil Kumar Kujur, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Mr. Amitabh Jain, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi and office-bearers of the companies along with officials of departments concerned were also present.




Raipur : Welfare of people of the state is the top-priotity of Chhattisgarh Government : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel : Chief Minister chairs review meeting of Railway Projects and Facilities for Passengers in Chhattisgarh


Raipur : Welfare of people of the state is the top-priotity of Chhattisgarh Government : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel :  Chief Minister chairs review meeting of Railway Projects and Facilities for Passengers in Chhattisgarh

Officials directed to submit detailed report after surveying the damage caused to environment by rail projects and coal blocks, and adverse affects of the same on people

 

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that welfare of people of the state is the top priority of Chhattisgarh Government. In the meeting held at residence office of Chief Minister today, Chief Minister was reviewing the rail projects and facilities for passengers in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister took information from the officials concerned about how these railway projects would benefit the state and what facilities these projects would provide for passengers. He also asked about the employment that would be generated under these projects.

In the meeting, officials gave presentation on various railway projects proposed  in Chhattisgarh. Officials informed during the presentation that these railway projects have been initiated mainly for transportation of coal, and the state would receive coal royalty for the same.

From the coal blocks that are being developed in state, coal would be supplied to states such as Gujarat, Hariyana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. On which, Chief Minister said that the industries in Chhattisgarh are not receiving sufficient supply of coal, because of which many industries had to shut down. If coal from state would be used to fuel industries in other states, then it is possibe that in future, we might end up having to buy our own coal. Chief Minister said that the coal mine is situated in dense forest, and development of the coal block would cost us our valuable forest resources. Coal mines and railway project would also lead to displacement of people. Major damage would be caused to the environment. And royalty that is expected from the project would not be able to compensate for the major damage caused.  He gave instructions to the officials to survey the damage that can be caused because of development of coal block and railway projects, and also the adverse effects of the same on common people, employment opportunities and advantages of the same for Chhattisgarh and public in general. Chief Minister has directed the officials to submit the report within 15 days and organize a meeting after setting agenda.

In the meeting, presentation on east railway corridor, east-west railway corridor, Dallirajhara-Raoghat Raiway Project, Dongargarh-Khairagarh-Kawardha-Mungeli-Takhatpur-Ratanpur-Beltara-Katghora railway line and Kharsiya-Naya Raipur-Durg Railway Project was given. Agriculture and Water Resource Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Housing and Environment Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Revenue and Calamity Management Minister Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal, Chief Secretary Mr. Sunil Kujur, Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi and officials of CSIDC, Chhattisgarh Railway Corporation Limited and other concerned departments were also present.




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