Raipur : Chief Minister unveils development works worth nearly Rs 96 crore for people of Bijapur district through video conferencing
E-inauguration of newly-built trauma center in Bhairamgarh community health center
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today did e-inauguration and bhumipujan of 171 development works worth nearly Rs 96 crore for people Bijapur district. The programme was organized in community health centre of Bhairamgarh block headquarters Bijapur district. Chief Minister e-inaugurated the newly-built trauma center in Bhairamgarh block of Bijapur district via video conferencing from his residence office in Raipur. On the occasion, Chief Minister announced that an ambulance and boat will be provided for commuting in Indravati Rivers in Bhairamgarh. The programme was presided over by Panchayat and Rural Development and Health Minister Mr. TS Singhdeo via video conferencing.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel did e-inauguration of 39 works worth nearly Rs 29 crore 15 lakh and online bhumipujan of 132 construction and development works worth nearly Rs 66 crore 85 lakh. In his address to the inaugural programme, Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh Government is taking various decisions to improve health, education, employment and other better facilities in the state. He said that making health services accessible for every person in state is our top priority.
Chief Minister extended congratulations to people of the district for Bijapur being ranked first among all the aspiring districts of the country. Special guests of the occasion are Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Revenue and Calamity Management Minister and In-charge Minister Bijapur Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal, Excise Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, MP Bastar Mr. Deepak Baij, Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Vinod Kumar and Mr. Rajesh Tiwari were present at Chief Minister’s residence. MLA and Vice-Chairman Bastar Development Authority Mr. Vikram Mandavi was present at the programme venue.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel interacted with the beneficiaries of various schemes and public representatives, and discussed about the implementation of Godhan Nyaya Yojana, Forest Rights Lease distribution, and the scheme for doorstep delivery of caste certificates. He also spoke to Bank Sakhis. Chairman of District Panchayat Bijapur, Shri Shankar Kudiyam, President of Panchayat Bhairamgarh, Mr. Dasharatha Kunjam and President of Nagar Panchayat Bhairamgarh Mr. Dasharatha Parbulia were present at the venue. The programme was also attended by Chief Secretary Shri R.P. Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Principal Secretary to Forest Mr. Manoj Pingua, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Mr. Rakesh Chaturvedi, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddharth Komal Pardeshi, Tribal Development Department Secretary Mr. D. D. Singh, and Revenue Secretary Ms. Rita Shandilya.
District Collector authorized to take decision regarding lockdown: Shri Bhupesh Baghel: Precaution is very important to protect from Corona
Raipur :Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that the district collectors have been authorized to take decisions regarding the lockdown. The collector will take a decision after taking into consideration the circumstances of the district and the condition of corona infection in the district and discussing it with local traders and people.
Mr. Baghel has said that there is safety in protection from the corona. Everyone should strictly follow measures like physical distancing, masking, periodic hand washing to avoid this crisis. Also, one should go to a crowded place only when it is absolutely necessary.
Raipur : Chhattisgarh’s Ram-Marg to be full of aromatic flowers and sweet fruits: More than one and a half lakh saplings are being planted
Beautiful gardens to be developed around pilgrimage- destinations
Saplings of various species of fruits and flowers will be planted on both the sides of Ram Van Gaman Marg. In this way, tourists will get to see variety of medicinal herbs. Beautiful ambience will be created on the entire Ram Van Gaman Path to revive the legendry scenery of Lord Ram’s exile period. Execution of this ambitious project of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will be started from this month itself.Under this project, 75 locations related to Lord Ram’s exile period has been identified to be connected as a new tourism circuit. In the first phase, nine places from Koriya district in North Chhattisgarh to Sukma district in South Chhattisgarh will be beautified and developed at the cost of Rs 137 crore 75 lakh. These places are already blessed with natural scenic beauty. Greenery around these places will be enhanced and beautiful gardens full of aromatic flowers and sweet fruits will be developed near the selected pilgrimage tourist destinations. Forest Department has been entrusted with the responsibility to plant one and a half lakh saplings on both sides of 528-km-long of Ram Van Gaman Path. The department has already completed 90% of the assigned plantation work even before the commencement of the original project. Saplings of peepal, banyan, mango, harra, behda, jamun, arjun, khamhar, amla, karanj, neem etc trees are being planted across the entire path. Bamboo tree-guards made by women self-help groups are being used for safety of these plants. Ram Van Gaman Path will represent the state’s biodiversity to the world.
tourism circuit will also connect Guru Ghasidas National Park in Koriya, Tamor Pingla Sancturary in Surajpur, Semarsot Sanctuary in Balrampur, Badalkhol Sanctuary of Jashpur, Gomarda Sanctuary of Raigarh, Achanakmar Sanctuary in Mungeli, Bhoramdev Sanctuary of Kawardha, Barnavapara Sanctuary in Balodabazar, Sitanadi Sanctuary in Dhamtari, Udanti Sanctuary in Gariaband, Kanger Valley National Park in Bastar district, Indravato National Park in Bijapur, Pamed and Bhairamgarh Sanctuaries. Udanti and Sitanadi Sanctuaries have been declared as Tiger Reserve from year 2009
: Chief Minister Mr. Baghel to transfer payment of cowdung procurement into the accounts of beneficiaries under ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ on August 5
Nearly 46 thousand 964 beneficiaries to receive Rs 1.65 crore as payment
Mr. Baghel to pay tribute to Shaheed Mahendra Karma on the occasion of his birth anniversary
Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana to be launched in the memory of Shaheed Mahendra Karma
Nearly 12 lakh 50 thousand tendupatta labourer families in the state to be benefitted
Chief Minister to interact with cowdung sellers via video conferencing
Presentation on Ram Van Gaman Path to be given
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will inaugurate the process of payment against cowdung procurement to the bank accounts of beneficiaries under State Government’s Godhan Nyay Yojana, in a programme to be organized at his Raipur based residence office on August 5. Mr. Bahel will also inaugurate Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana on this occasion.
As per the final programme schedule, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel will pay tribute to Shaheed Mahendra Karma at 3pm by garlanding his picture. Thereafter, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey and Forest minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar will address the programme. At 3.15 Chief Minister will inaugurate the payment process of cowdung procurement under Godhan Nyay Yojana. Later Mr. baghel will interact with the beneficiaries of Godhan Nyay Yojana via video conferencing. At 3.35, Chief Minister will inaugurate Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana and deliver the inaugural address. Tourism Department officials will give presentation on Ram Van Gaman Path at 3.50pm.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will transfer the first installment of payment for cowdung procured between July 20 and August 1 under Godhan Nyay Yojana on August 5 through cooperative bank. In total 4140 gauthans of the state, nearly 82 thousand 711 quintals of cowdung has been procured from 46thousand 964 out of the total 65 thousand 694 registered beneficiaries. Total payable amount against which is Rs 1 crore 65 lakh, which will be transferred into the bank accounts of cattle ranchers. State Government is making consistent efforts to maximize the reach of the benefits under this scheme. Beneficiaries of the scheme include 38% women, 48% people of OBC category, 39% people of scheduled tribe, 8% scheduled caste and 5% general category. Next payment against dung procurement will be done on August 15. Under this scheme, maximum quantity of dung was procured in Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon, DHamtari and Balod districts of the state.
Godhan Nyay Yojana is first of its kind scheme in the country, under which cowdung is being procured from cattle ranchers and farmers in gauthans at Rs 2 per kg (including transport cost. Dung so procured is utilized for preparing vermi-compost, which is sold with the help of cooperative societies.
Under this soon-to-be-inaugurated scheme- Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana- financial aid of Rs 2 lakh will be provided to the nominee or the heir in case of normal death of the head of the registered tendupatta labourer family (if head of the family is of age 50 years or below). In case of death due to accident, additional financial aid Rs 2 lakh will be provided, where as in case of permanent disability caused in the accident, financial aid of Rs 2 lakh will be provided and in case of partial disability caused in the accident, financial aid of Rs one lakh will be sanctioned. If the age of head of the tendupatta labourer family is between 50 and 59 years, then Rs 30 thousand will be provided as financial aid in case of normal death, Rs 75 thousand in case of accidental death, and Rs 75 thousand in case of permanent disability cause in the accident and Rs 37 thousand 500 will be provided to the nominee or heir in case partial disability caused.
This scheme is being launched under the joint aegis of Forest Department and Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Cooperatives Union Ltd to provide social security to the labourer families engaged in tendupatta collection. Implementation of the scheme will be done by Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Cooperatives Union Ltd. District Union concerned will resolved the cases within one month and provide the financial aid directly into the bank accounts of the tendupatta collectors. It is noteworthy that State Government is committed towards strengthening social security and financial security of tendupatta collectors. As promised in the manifesto, the tendupatta collection wage rate has been increased from Rs 2500 per standard sack to Rs 4000 standard sack
Raipur : 'Sita Ki Rasoi’ and ‘Gufa’ of Ram-Lakshman to also be beautified : ’Sitamadi-Harchauka’ and ‘Ramgarh’ also included in Chhattisgarh Government’s scheme
The places visited by Lord Ram in Chhattisgarh are being developed as tourist destinations, and in this scheme of Chhattisgarh, Sitamadi-Harchauki of Koriya district and Ramgarh area of Sarguja have also been included. Ramgarh is also known for its one of the oldest ‘natyshala’ of the world. Mahakavi Kalidas had created his masterpiece ‘Meghdootam’.
During his exile period, Lord Ram had entered Chhattisgarh state via Koriya district. Sitamadi-Harchauka in Janakpur area of Bharatpur Tehsil is believed to be his first stop. Cave in Sitamadi-Harchauka area near Mavai River has 17 rooms, which is also known as ‘Sita Ki Rasoi’. There is a stone in the cave, which is believed to have footprints of Lord Ram. This cave on the bank of Mavai River has been carved to make 17 rooms, and there is also a shivling ‘Shivling’. This place is also known as ‘Harchauka’ (Rasoi i.e. kitchen). Lord Ram had reached from Harchauka to ‘Sitamadi-Ghagra’ situated on the bank of Rapa River. Later, he had travelled from Ghagra to Kitadola and them Ramgarh hill of Sarguja district, situated on Ambikapur-Bilaspur, also known as Ramgiri. Mahakavi Kalidas had created his literary masterpiece ‘Meghdootam’ at this place only. During his exile period, Lord Ram had spent some days here with wife Sita and brother Lakshaman. This is why these caves are known by their names in folk tales, such as Jogimara, Sita Bengra and Lakshman Gufa.
Development of all the places connected to Lord Ram’s exile period in Chhattisgarh as pilgrim-tourist destination is an ambitious project of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel. For this purpose, Ram Van Gaman Paripath is being made. Government has identified 75 places related to Lord Ram’s exile period in Chhattisgarh. In the first phase, nine places are being beautified and developed and an action plan of Rs 137 crore 45 lakh has been prepared.
Rakshabandhan: The Governor sent a Rakhi named Ram and CM Baghel gave this return gift
Chhattisgarh Governor Anusuiya Uikey and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel (CM Bhupesh Baghel) sent Rakhi and gifts to each other and greeted Rakshabandhan (Rakshabandhan 2020) and Bhujaliya festival.
Raipur. The date of Bhoomipujan of construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya is 5 August. Before this, the festival of brother and sister is on Rakhi Monday. On the occasion of Rakshabandhan (Rakshabandhan 2020), sisters tie rakhi to their brothers. In the same sequence, Governor Anusuiya Uikey of Chhattisgarh Governor has also sent a Rakhi on Rakshabandhan to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel (CM Bhupesh Baghel). The Governor's Rakhi is also being discussed in the political corridors, because Ram's name is written on this Rakhi. CM Baghel has sent a sari as a gift to the Governor after getting a rakhi. Both people have given information about the exchange of Rakhi and Rakhi gifts through social media.
In a letter sent to CM Baghel with Rakhi, Governor Anusuiya Uike expressed regret over not being able to meet due to the corona epidemic. He has also praised CM Baghel's efficiency in dealing with the Corona virus disaster in the letter. At the same time, the Chief Minister has given the greetings of Rakshabandhan and Bhujaliya festival. In response, CM Baghel also expressed gratitude by sending letters and gifts to the Governor.
Expressing happiness on receiving Rakhi on behalf of the Governor, CM Baghel said that on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and Bhujaliya festival, the affection and blessings you have expressed by sending me Rakhi is a matter of great happiness and respect for me. Baghel has sent a cash and a sari to Governor Anusuiya Uike along with good wishes on behalf of his brother as per the tradition of Rakshabandhan festival. The Chief Minister said in the letter that this festival of Rakshabandhan has become a medium to take our family relations to a new peak. Your patronage is a matter of good fortune for me and the state.
Chief Minister wishes the people of Rakshabandhan festival
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has congratulated and greeted the people of Rakshabandhan, the festival of brotherly affection and trust. On this occasion, he has wished all the citizens happiness, prosperity and happiness. In his congratulatory message issued on the eve of Rakshabandhan festival here today, Mr. Baghel has said that Rakshabandhan is an important and unique festival associated with our culture which speaks of the beauty of the sacred and unbreakable relationship between brothers and sisters. On this day, the sisters wish their brothers well and bind them with protection, and the brothers promise to protect the sisters. She said that everyone should come forward on this day by committing themselves to the safety, respect, dignity and empowerment of women. The Chief Minister has said that in the present circumstances, the real protection lies in following the safety norms to prevent corona infection. He appealed that all people observe the festival and wear masks following the rules of social and physical distance.
Birthplace of Luv-Kush- Turturiya area of Chhattisgarh to be developed as eco-tourism spot
Chhattisgarh Government beautifying Shivrinarayan- the ‘tapobhoomi’ of Shabri
Ram Van Gaman Path included in the new tourism circuit of Chhattisgarh
Nine location to be beautified and developed in the first phase
Chhattisgarh is not only the birthplace of Mata Kaushalya but also the place where Maharshi Valmiki, the great one who unveiled the legend of Lord Ram through Ramayana to the world, had built ashram to meditate. Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s Government has chalked out the action place for developing the Valmiki Ashram of Turturiya as a religious tourism destination, same as Chandkhuri the birthplace of Mata Kaushalya. Likewise, action plan for developing another important location connected to the legend of Lord Ram i.e. Shivrinarayan area of Chhattisgarh has also been prepared. Shivrinarayan is the place, where Lord Ram had eaten the 'ber' tasted by Mata Shabri.
Beautification of Valmiki Ashram in Turturiya area of Baloda Bazar district and the area around the ashram will be done. This ashram is surrounded by mountains and scenic beauty, located adjacent to Barnavapara Sanctuary. Waterfront development on Mahanadi River near Narayanpur and Balmadehi River is also proposed. Cottages will also be constructed in these locations. Near Turturiya, there is a thousand-year-old Shiv Temple which will also be developed as tourist destination by Chhattisgarh Government. Lord Ram had spent some time of his exile in forest of Turturiya and it is believed that Luv-Kush were also born in this ashram. Plan has been chalked out to develop Turturiya as eco-tourism spot.
Just like Turturiya, Shivrinayan is also a beautiful place, located near the confluence point of rivers named Mahanadi, Jonk and Sheonath in Janjgir-Champa district. This place has immense religious and cultural significance because of its connection to the lives of Lord Ram and Lord Jagannath. As per the belief, this city has survived throughout all four ‘yuga’ and was known by different names. 'Vigrah' of Lord Jagannath was taken from this place to Puri, Odisha based temple. This place is known as ‘Gupt-Teerth’ and Chhattisgarh’s ‘Jagannath Puri’ as well. Chhattisgarh Government has also made action place for beautification and development of Shivrinarayan as well. These places are being equipped with proper tourism facilities.
Along with Chandkhuri area of Raipur district, Turturiya and Shivrinarayan have also been included under Chief Minister Mr. Baghel’s ambitious Ram Van Gaman Path Project worth Rs 137.45 crore. In the first phase of this mega project, nine locations will be developed and beautified. Total 75 such places have been identified in the state, where Lord Ram had spent time during his exile period.
Haj House's Sanga Buniyaad (foundation stone) program on August 1
Chhattisgarh State Haj Committee has organized the Sanga Buniyaad (Shilanyas) program of Haj House on Saturday, August 1 at Nava Raipur Atal Nagar near Mandir Hasaud Road Airport. Secretary of the State Haj Committee said that Chief Ministers, Ministers, distinguished citizens and people of Muslim society will be present in the program.
Lockdown cannot be avoided if safety and prevention norms are not being followed : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Better recovery rate of corona patients in Chhattisgarh, minimal casualty rate, Chhattisgarh doing much better than many states
Chief Minister addresses people of the state
Chief Minister extends greetings of Eid-ul-Zuha and Rakshabandhan to people of the state and requests them to celebrate the festivals at home with close family members
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that we had to take the decision of lockdown in cities to prevent spread of corona infection. Chief Minister requested people to take lockdown seriously. He added that lockdown does create difficulties for people, but if people do not follow safety and prevention norms, then we cannot avoid the lockdown situation. This is the time for us to be concerned about the situation, to be cautious and to follow the safety measures seriously. Chief Minister was addressing people of the state today.
Chief Minister said that although situation in Chhattisgarh is much under control as compared to the other states, but in recently the number of infected patients is rising consistently. These are all the consequences of people not following the precautions during unlock. Recovery rate of corona patients is much better in Chhattisgarh and casualty rate here is significantly low. Mr. Baghel said that we are doing better than many states. With cooperation of people of the state, we would be able to do even better in the direction of preventing corona infection. At present, more than five thousand samples are being tested every day in the state. Soon this will be increased to ten thousand samples per day.
Chief Minister said that in our state, doctors are working diligently for treatment of covid patients. Large number of patients have recovered and returned to home after the treatment. Eight regional and 22 district level hospitals of the state have COVID-19 treatment facility. All the COVID Hospitals have sufficient stock of masks, PPE kits, triple layer masks, VTM and necessary medicines. Chief Minister said that he has directed the officials concerned to ensure availability of oxymeter. Chief Minister appealed people of the state to compulsorily wear masks, wash hands frequently and practice physical distancing, besides avoiding crowded places. If we take precautions seriously, we would be able to contain corona virus infection. State Government, along with all its departments, physicians, sanitation workers, police officials etc are busy in preventing and treating the COVID-19 infection. But if people do not take precautions, it would become difficult to prevent the virus. Mr. Baghel said that he has received the information about certain groups protesting against the collection of samples by health workers in certain areas, and are stopping them from doing the test. I humbly request these groups to understand the situation and its seriousness. These steps are being taken for well-being of you and your family. Kindly cooperate with the health workers, requested Chief Minister.
Chief Minister said that festival of Eid and Rakshabandhan is approaching. He extended hearty wishes of these festivals to people of the state and requested them to celebrate the festival only at their homes with their families. This is extremely necessary for prevention of corona infection. Chief Minister said that we will have to live up to our social responsibility by avoiding crowding at places. I firmly believe that we all would understand the seriousness of the situation and be cooperative towards prevention of COVID-19.