Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel meets Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal


Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel meets Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal

Reiterates demand for procurement of 40 LMT rice in FCI, also takes up reimbursement of pending food subsidies

Union Minister gives assurance of reimbursing food subsidies worth Rs 4832 crore

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today met Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal and reiterated his demand of increasing the permitted amount of 24 lakh metric tonnes of rice to be procured under the central pool in FCI to 40 lakh metric tonnes in the Kharif marketing year 2020-21. He also requested the Union minister to reimburse pending food subsidies for the year 2019-20 and 2020-21 of Rs 5214.97 crore.

Union Minister assured the chief minister of reimbursing food subsidies worth Rs 4832 crore.

Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey and Food Minister Amarjeet Bhagat also accompanied the chief minister during the meeting here. 

The chief minister also said that in the interest of farmers of Chhattisgarh, the Centre should give permission for procurement of 40 lakh metric tonnes of rice in the Food Corporation of India at the earliest as 92 lakh metric tonnes of paddy have been procured from 20.53 lakh farmers on the support price in Chhattisgarh in the Kharif marketing year 2020-21, as on 31 January 2021, under the decentralized procurement scheme.

Mr Baghel emphasized that in the meeting of the Food Secretaries of the Government of India for the Kharif Marketing Year 2020-21 in-principle consent was given for taking 60 lakh metric tonnes of rice to the central pool for Chhattisgarh, due to which it is possible to resolve about 89 lakh metric tonns of paddy currently acquired.

He maintained that the Food Department has been allowed by the Government of India to take only 24 lakh metric tonnes of rice (16 lakh metric tons of usna and 8 lakh metric tons of arva) under the central pool in the Food Corporation of India in the Kharif year 2020-21. The state's PDS will require 20 lakh metric tons of rice and in addition to this, the stock of 3 lakh metric tons of rice will be kept by the Civil Supplies Corporation. In this way, it will be possible to dispose of 70.50 lakh metric tonnes of paddy from 47 lakh metric tonnes of rice which is being acquired. 

Secretary to the chief minister, Siddharth Komal Pardesi and Chhattisgarh Food and Civil Supplies Secretary Kamalpreet Singh were also present in the meeting.




Chief Minister pays tribute to the Hero of Freedom Movement Chandra Shekhar Azaad on his death anniversary


 Chief Minister pays tribute to the Hero of Freedom Movement Chandra Shekhar Azaad on his death anniversary

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has paid tribute to the Hero of Freedom Fighter Mr. Chandrashekhar Azad on his death anniversary on February 27. Chief Minister said that Shri Chandrashekhar Azad inspired thousands of youth even today. His patriotism and courage was exemplary. Shri Azad did not surrender to the British Government till his last breathe. He sacrificed his life for the country. His sacrifice did not go in vain, rather it sparked the courage in thousands of youth to join the revolution.

 



C G Cabinet meeting


C G Cabinet meeting

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today chaired the Cabinet Meeting at the main committee room of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly premise today, where following important decisions were taken: -
1. Cabinet has decided to purchase Ayurvedic medicines, processed foods obtained from the processing of minor forest produce, and herbal products manufactured by Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Association.
   In case the products are not available with State Minor Forest Produce Association, government departments can obtain clearance from the Association and purchase those products from the market.
   Regarding the products manufactured by Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Association or through Public Private Partnership, Cabinet has decided to relax the tender invitation as per the provision of Chhattisgarh Warehousing Rules.
Decision to constitute a six-member committee under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary / Principal Secretary Forest and Climate Change Department to determine the selling price has also been taken.
2. Cabinet has decided to procure kodo-kutki and ragi at support pricein the scheduled area of the state.
3. The Nineteenth Annual Report of Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) was approved for table in the Legislative Assembly.
4.Regarding the disposal of unclaimed paddy procured at support price in Kharif marketing year 2019-20, Cabinet has taken following decision- for disposal of the estimated 2.27 lakh metric tonnes of paddy remaining in the post-drought collection center, the target of depositing the remaining 1.72 lakh ton paddy for custom milling has been cancelled and permission to deposit the additional 60,000 tons of rice out of the remaining quantity of 92,000 tons to Chhattisgarh State Civil Supplies Corporation in the State Pool, against the previously set target of 28.55 lakh tons of rice in Chhattisgarh State Civil Supplies Corporation.


5. In the Kharif marketing year 2020-21, 92 lakh metric tons of paddy has been procured at support price. Government of India had given permission to deposit only 24 lakh metric tons of rice in Food Corporation of India. After meeting the requirement of 24 lakh MT under State PDS, 20.5 lakhs metric tons of unallocated paddy is remaining (Surplus), which Cabinet has decided to resolve through committee-level auction. The cabinet sub-committee constituted for paddy procurement and custom milling will approve the highest bid received in the auction. Food department has been authorized to invited the bids for selling price of rice available in the Civil Supplies Corporation.
6. The draft of Chhattisgarh Electricity Charges (Amendment) Act 2021 was approved in the cabinet meeting.
7. Cabinet ratified the decision taken by Company’s Board of Directors to shut down both the 120 MW units of Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company Limited in Korba. In the same sequence, Cabinet has authorized Energy Department to take the decision on alternative use of the vacant land available as a result of the closure of the power plants.
8. Cabinet has decided to slacken the TP Rules for transport of minor forest produce in the state. As per this decision, state government has given this exemption to all unspecified minor forest produce except wood, minerals, wildlife products and tendu patta.

 



Gauthan will be developed as Rural Industrial Park : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel


Gauthan will be developed as Rural Industrial Park : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Chief Minister transfers an amount of Rs 4.94 crore to bank accounts of more than 1.54 lakh cattlemen as 14th installment under Godhan Nyaya Yojana

Amount of Rs 80.42 crores paid so far under Godhan Nyaya Yojana

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today transferred Rs 4 crore 94 lakh to the bank accounts of one lakh 54 thousand 423 cattlemen, as 14th installment of Godhan Nyaya Yojana. Adding this the amount of 14th installment, State Government has paid total Rs 80 crore 42 lakh rupees to cattle rearers under Godhan Nyaya Yojana. Chief Minister transferred the 14th installment today after chairing the cabinet meeting. On the occasion, Mr. Baghel said that through various activities like mushroom production, poultry farming, fisheries, goat rearing, rice mill, kodo-kutki and lac processing in Gothans under Godhan Nyaya Yojana, thousands of people have got employment. To connect more women and villagers with employment-oriented activities under Godhan Nyay Yojana, we would develop gauthans as Rural Industrial Parks, thereby realizing the vision of Suraaji Gaon, said Chief Minister Mr. Baghel.

Chief Minister said that nearly 6 lakh quintals of vermi compost has been produced by women self-help groups in Gauthans. Vermi compost production would be done on a larger scale in days to come. Soon, vermi compost production would reach 12 lakh quintals. Presently, vermi compost is being produced in 65 thousand vermi stitches in Gauthans. If 20 lakh quintals of vermi compost is produced in a year, then the business of vermi compost alone will be of Rs. 2 thousand crores. And if we include other economic activities conducted Gauthans, then the size of the trade in Gauthans would be even bigger. Mr. Baghel said that women self-help groups should be linked to minor forest produce processing activities in Gauthans. He said that proper steps should be taken actively to ensure sale of the products manufactured in Gauthans, including vermicompost. Departments have been directed coordinate and support the development of Gauthan.

On this occasion, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey said that payment for the dung procured under Godhan Nyaya Yojana is being done fortnightly. For the sale of vermi compost prepared in Gauthan, an action plan has been chalked out in collaboration with other departments including the cooperatives. He said that multi-utility centers and CG Marts should be developed in Gauthans of all the districts, to facilitate sale of manufactured goods. Around 59 thousand 942 women members of nearly 8 thousand women self-help groups are conducting various economic activities in the gauthans. Minor forest produce  processing will also be included under the economic activities in Gothans, right from Sarguja to Bastar.

    Agriculture production commissioner Dr. M. Geeta said that women self-help groups have earned Rs 10 crores so far from various income-oriented activities being conducted in the gauthans, including Vermi compost production, mushroom production, community garden, fish farming, goat rearing, poultry, making of decoratives such as vases, diya etc using cow dung, incense sticks etc. They have earned around Rs one crore from vermi compost production alone. She informed that the number of self-supporting Gothans has increased from 226 to 251 in the state.


In the meeting, Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Health Minister Mr. T.S. Singhdev, Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, School Education Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam, Revenue Minister Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal, Urban Administration and Development Minister Dr. Shivkumar Dahria, Public Health Engineering Minister Guru Rudrakumar, Food Minister Mr. Amarjit Bhagat, Industry Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Minister of Women and Child Development, Mrs. Anila Bhendia, Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrat Sahu, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi, Secretary of Urban Administration and Development Mrs. Alarmel Mangai D, Deputy Secretary to Chief Minister in Secretariat Ms. Soumya Chaurasia were also present.




Testing flight arrives on the runway of Bilaspur Airport: Bilaspur to Delhi Air service to commence from 01 March : Bilaspur Airport to be named 'Bilasa Devi Kenvat Airport'


Testing flight arrives on the runway of Bilaspur Airport: Bilaspur to Delhi Air service to commence from 01 March : Bilaspur Airport to be named 'Bilasa Devi Kenvat Airport'

Chief Minister grants the demands of Chhattisgarh fishermen society

Two flights to be operated from New Delhi to Bilaspur on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

First flight will leave Delhi and reach Bilaspur at 3.20 am via Jabalpur and will return to Delhi via Bilaspur at 3.45 pm via Prayagraj

Second flight will reach from Delhi to Bilaspur at 4 pm via Prayagraj and will return from Bilaspur to Delhi at 4.30 pm via Jabalpur

As a result of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s efforts, flight service from Bilaspur to Delhi and from New Delhi to Bilaspur will commence from March 1. Air Alliance testing flight aircraft made its first arrival today at Chakarbhata Airport in Bilaspur. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that the first arrival of testing flight at the run-way of Bilaspur Airport is a matter of joy for all of us today. Chief Minister also said that this airport of Bilaspur will now be known as Bilasa Devi Kenvat Airport. On the request of Chairman of Chhattisgarh Fishermen Society and Fishermen Welfare Board Mr. M.R. Nishad, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel agreed to change the name of this airport from Bilasa Bai Kevantin to ‘Bilasa Devi Kenvat’.

It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has been making consistent efforts for air connectivity to Bilaspur. Recently, during his stay in New Delhi, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel met Union Aviation Minister Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri and requested him to grant permission for air connectivity from Bilaspur to metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. In response to which Union Minister Mr. Puri had announced the commencement of air service from Bilaspur to Delhi.

Two flights of ATR 72 aircraft will operate from Bilaspur to Delhi on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The first flight will leave Delhi and reach Bilaspur at 3.20 am via Jabalpur and return to Delhi from Bilaspur at 3.45 pm via Prayagraj. (Delhi-Jabalpur-Bilaspur (1520-1545) -Prayagraj-Delhi). The second flight will reach from New Delhi to Bilaspur at 4 pm via Prayagraj and return from Bilalspur to Delhi at 4.30pm via Jabalpur (Delhi-Prayagraj-Bilaspur (1600-1630) -Jabalpur-Delhi). The aircraft of Air Alliance, a subsidiary of Air India, landed at Bilasa Devi Kenvat Airport in Chakarbhata, Bilaspur this afternoon to fly from Bilaspur to Delhi.

Chief Minister had also requested for air service from Ambikapur Airport and Jagdalpur Airport to the metro cities, in response to which Union Minister had assured of taking positive initiatives in the direction. Chief Minister has thanked Union Minister Mr. Puri for sending Air Alliance aircraft to start air services from Bilaspur to Delhi. He has said that the commencement of air services to Delhi will help in the economic progress, industrial development of Bilaspur and surrounding areas, while people will get to avail low cost air travel.




Raipur : Budget Session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly commences with Governor Ms Uikey’s address


Raipur : Budget Session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly commences with Governor Ms Uikey’s address

My Government has performed satisfactorily on all fronts, made new achievements in various sectors even during covid crisis”: Ms Uikey

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Budget Session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly commenced today with the speech of Governor Ms Anusuiya Uikey. She said- “I welcome you all in the first session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly in year 2021. I am happy that all of you are making collective efforts to realize the vision of ‘Gadhbo Nava Chhattisgarh’. COVID-19 pandemic had suddenly pushed the entire world into the darkness of uncertainty last year. I thank all of you for your cooperation in tackling this historic crisis faced by humanity. I am grateful for your help in providing relief to the people of the state. The New Year has begun with the hope and determination of overcoming this crisis and its effects. I wish you all the best for successfully fulfilling the dual responsibilities of meeting new goals while completing the development works affected by the pandemic.
In her address to the budget session today, Governor Ms. Uikey said that the past year was full of challenges such as food and livelihood of daily wager families, providing continuous nutritious diet to the malnutrition affected families, safe return and rehabilitation of migrant laborers, prevention of COVID-19 infection and treatment of infected people, maintaining public morale, maintaining natural pace of economic activities, and the challenge of motivating people to overcome fear and to take precautionary measures. I am happy that my government has performed well on all these fronts and the state has made new achievements in various sectors even during the pandemic.

Food grains supply to More than 67 lakh ration card holder families
Governor said that my government has worked with prudence in the state to overcome this difficult period. More than 67 lakh ration card holders families recieved foodgrains, sugar, salt, kerosene, jaggery as per their eligibility in Kondagaon district Bastar division. Distribution of fortified rice while adhering to the safety measures was ensured. Nearly 57 lakh Antyodaya, priority, Annapurna, single destitute and disabled card holders were provided free rice and chickpeas for 8 months as per their eligibility. Migrant workers and other citizens returned to their homes safely. To ensure food security in every village, two quintals of rice was made available in each of the 11 thousand panchayats of the state. These efforts yielded positive results.

Implementation of Mukhyamantri Suposhan Yojana continued even during the COVID crisis

Ms. Uikey said that my government launched Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan on 2 October 2019 to eradicate malnutrition in the state. And to ensure Implementation of this important scheme during the COVID crisis, 3 lakh 62 thousand beneficiaries of the scheme and more than 24 lakh beneficiaries of nearly 51 thousand aanganbadi centers were provided ready-to-eat nutritious food items at their doorstep. Ready-to-eat dry ration was delivered to the homes of more than 29 lakh beneficiary school students under Midday Meal Programme. Besides, the supply of hot-cooked food and other health facilities in aanganbadi centers were resumed from September 7, 2020 with proper precautionary measures.

Empowering Mothers
Governor said that as a result of my government's sheer commitment, 99 thousand children have been cured of malnutrition and 20 thousand women have been cured of anemia in one year. Schemes such as Mahtari Jatan Yojana, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Yojana, Saksham Yojana, Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana, Swavalamban Yojana, Nava Bihan Yojana, Self-Aadhar Home Scheme, Ujjwala Griha Yojana, Swayamsevika Yojana, Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh Yojana, Mahila Shakti Kendra Yojana etc. have been implemented smoothly, which has empowered the mothers and made them independent.

Chhattisgarh became the first state in the country to procure paddy from more than 95 percent of the farmers
Governor Ms Uikey said in her speech that my government has once again kept its promise to the farmers, by procuring paddy at support price despite the challenges. This year 21 lakh 52 thousand 980 farmers were registered, out of which 20 lakh 53 thousand 483 farmers sold their paddy. In this way, Chhattisgarh has become the first state in the country to procure paddy from 95.40 percent farmers in the state.  This year, there has been a new record in every aspect of paddy procurement such as total registered acreage, total paddy purchase area, the total amount of paddy acquired, crossing 92 lakh metric tons, which is nothing short of a miracle. With these achievements, a new phase of agricultural production and prosperity has begun in the lives of farmers and also for the entire state.

New steps being taken in the interest of farmers

Ms. Uikey said that as a result of state government’s steps in the interest of farmers, interest-free agricultural loans worth Rs 4 thousand 755 crore have been disbursed, which is a new record in itself. Kisan Credit Cards have been issued to about 16 lakh farmers. Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperative Societies have been reorganized to register 725 new societies, now the total number of societies has increased from 1 thousand 333 to 2 thousand 58. Innovative step of my government to established sugarcane-based ethanol plant as well as a paddy-based ethanol plant in Chhattisgarh has been acknowledged and appreciated at national-level. State Government wated to ensure that despite the bumper yield of paddy in the state, farmers should get proper value of their crop, hence, they decided to utilize paddy for other profitable ventures. Food parks and forest produce processing centers are being set up in each development block to ensure value addition to different crops in different regions of the state.
    Governor said that under Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, my government has provided direct financial aid to the farmers taking 14 crops including paddy, sugarcane and maize. In the first year, an amount of Rs 4500 crore has been deposited in the farmers' account in three installments, while the remaining installment of about Rs 1200 crore will also be paid in this financial year.
Chhattisgarh ranks first in the country in procurement of small forest produce

Governor said that apart from agriculture, forest resources also generate livelihood for a large population of the state. Therefore, my government has increased the number of minor forest produce procured at minimum support price from 7 to 52. Even in this difficult period, Chhattisgarh has secured the first rank in the country by procuring 72.5 percent of the total minor forest produce. Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Collector Social Security Scheme is being implemented. Tendupatta collection remuneration has been increased from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 per standard bag, while the continuation of bonus payment has brought a huge relief to lakhs of families.

Chhattisgarh appreciated at national-level for proper utilization of CAMPA fund

Ms. Uikey said that my government is dedicated towards conservation of forests and expansion of greenery in the state. Last year, 2 crore 23 lakh saplings were planted, including Ram Vangaman Path, plantation alongside of rivers. More than 16 thousand hectares of damaged bamboo forests were revived. Chhattisgarh has been lauded at the national level for proper utilization CAMPA fund.

Chhattisgarh has been awarded 11 distinct awards by Central Government for better implementation of Panchayat and Rural Development schemes
Governor said that my government has made several innovations by addressing the immediate needs of people with Panchayat and Rural Development schemes, for which Government of India has awarded Chhattisgarh with 11 distinct awards. Under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA, 100% of the human days target approved under labour budget was achieved in year 2019-20, and in year 2020-21, 81 percent of the target has been met, which again marks the steps towards a new record. In the last 10 months under MNREGA, the workers have been paid Rs 2 thousand 590 crore as wages so far. This year, 100 days of employment has been provided to 2 lakh 17 thousand 291 families till date.
He said that with the convergence of MNREGA with various schemes, various works of Anganbadi centers, gauthans, vermi compost unit (tank), pasture, paddy collection platforms in paddy procurement centers, development of Narva etc. are being done.
Ms. Uikey said that under Chhattisgarh State Rural Livelihood Mission 'Bihaan', 20 lakh women with financially weak background have been included in the self-help groups. This has not only changed their lives, but has also transformed their villages by converting traditional employment into new opportunities. As many as 3 thousand 500 women have become home access banks as BC Sakhi in various districts, this is also boosting morale and creative potential of rural women, which is a pleasant sign.

Chhattisgarh holds top rank in implementation of various national schemes and programs
Governor said that my government has implemented various national schemes and programs diligently, resultantly Chhattisgarh holds top rank in the country for implementation of 'Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission' and second rank for implementation of 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural)' and 'Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural ) '. As 86 gram panchayats of the state have achieved ODF status, Chhattisgarh has secured second rank in the country in this criterion as well. In the ‘Cleanliness Survey 2020', the state has received the first prize for being the cleanest state. 14 urban bodies of Chhattisgarh have also received awards in various categories at the national level. The credit for this success goes to Swachhta Didi, Commandoes and other activists working at the ground-level.
Governor said that my government has done meaningful work in the direction of providing better housing facility to the poor and for making the cities slum-free, under 'Mor Zameen-More Makaan' and ‘Mor Makaan-Mor Chinhaari’ schemes, for which Government of India has conferred award on Chhattisgarh.     
He said that the progress of 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana' in last two years has been remarkable. Sanction of 5 thousand 600 km of roads and 26 bridges for construction in the next three years has proves the efficiency of my government. In addition, initiatives such as 'Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana and Vikas Yojana', 'Mukhyamantri Gram Gaurav Path Yojana' are also playing important role in development of better infrastructure in villages.

Network of roads and bridges being developed
Governor said that my government started 'Jawahar Setu Yojana' with a new idea so that the network of roads and bridges could be completed. Around 200 construction works like these were started, out of which 29 works were completed. More than 2 thousand roads are being constructed under the 'Mukhyamantri Sugam Sadak Yojana to connect important government buildings and public places with all-weather roads. Various schemes and programmes such as ADB, Central Road Fund, L.W.E. Chhattisgarh Road Development Corporation etc have the common goal i.e. development of a network of better roads in the state at the earliest.

Expanding connectivity through aviation services as well
Ms. Uikey said that my government is not only making great efforts to connect the state with the major roadways of the country, but is also working consistently for the expansion of connectivity through aviation services. After Bastar, the state will benefit greatly from the commencement of inter-state aviation service from Bilaspur.

Formation of one district, two subdivisions and 24 new tehsils to take administrative services closer to the public

Governor said that my government has reorganized the large administrative units to bring the administrative services closer to the public. In the same sequence, a new district Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, two development blocks- Takhatpur and Bade Bacheli, and 24 new tehsils have been constituted. The tehsils of divisional headquarters are being developed as model tehsils. Common people are being provided various facilities for easy settlement of revenue related matters. Innovations such as allocation and management of government land up to 7500 square feet, landowners rights, simplification of diversion cases, digitization of delicate and altered records, e-enrollment, mobile apps, e-funding, digital signature, have significantly improved the public services.
She said that to strengthen rural economy, my government has ensured proper involvement of Handicraft Development Board, Chhattisgarh Khadi Gramodyog Board, Chhattisgarh Mati-Kala Board and other silk-handicraft-weaving etc related organizations, which has polished the traditional art-craft skillls and has helps the artisans to earn better profits.

Children had access to education even during the COVID crisis
Governor said that my government emphasized on such innovations in education sector during COVID crisis, that children had uninterrupted access to education facilities. Under ‘Padhai Tunhar Dwar’ and ‘Padhai Tunhar Para’ programmes, more than 25 lakh children were provided education through online classes, mohalla classes, ‘Bultu Ke Bol’, etc. NITI Aayog and Honourable Prime Minister had lauded these initiatives. Meanwhile, the decision to start Swami Atmanand English Medium Schools in every district has been taken. In the first year, 52 government schools are being upgraded with new facilities and 31 thousand children have taken admission so far.

Various efforts being made to enhance higher education facilities

Governor said that in order to make higher education facilities accessible to as many youth as possible, my government has increased more than 4 thousand seats in various colleges in a year. Establishment of a dozen of higher education institutions apart from Bilaspur University and Shaheed Nand Kumar Patel University in Raigarh, would provide great opportunities of education and employment to the youth in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, food technology, dairy technology, fisheries, forestry.  The establishment of Mahatma Gandhi Horticulture and Forestry University in Durg district will help make Chhattisgarh a major center of research in this area.
Governor said that with the introduction of new courses in engineering colleges, 2% seat reservation for Scheduled Tribes, especially weaker tribes like Abujhmadia, Kamar, Pahari, Korwa, Birhor, Baiga, Bhujia and Pandas has also been done. Under 'Chief Minister Polytechnic Quality Development Scheme', employment-oriented education is being promoted.
She said that my government has made special efforts to expand medical education facilities in the state. New government medical colleges are being established in Kanker, Mahasamund and Korba districts, with 100-100 seats. The state government has also decided to acquire Chandulal Chandrakar Smriti Medical College in Durg district.

Dedicated Covid Hospital developed in all districts
Governor said that 'Dedicated Covid Hospitals' were developed in all the districts during COVID crisis, so that people could avail treatment facilities in their home districts. My government has set up a 'Center of Excellence State Tele Medicine Hub' and a state-of-the-art center for serious heart ailments at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital Raipur. Apart from this, several steps have been taken to ensure health facilities from the district headquarters to the slums and hamlets through schemes like Hamar Hospital, Humar Lab, Deerghayu Yojana, Chemotherapy Facility, Free Dialysis Facility, Vigyan Mitan, Chief Minister Urban Slum Health Scheme, Dai-Didi Clinic etc. In this way, my government has paved the way for the doorstep delivery of health services.
    Ms. Uikey said that to develop the natural beauty, culture, tradition and public faith sites of the state as tourist destinations, 'Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit' is being developed, under which 75 locations have been marked for infrastructure development, Devguri development, and development of Sirpur as Buddhist tourist destination. Places like Satrenga, Sordha Dadar etc. are being developed as special tourist centers, which are creating new opportunities for local development and employment.
Various welfare decisions taken to sensitize policemen

Governor said that the police force in Chhattisgarh goes through multifaceted challenges, so while my government focused on sensitizing the policemen to the general public, it also took many welfare decisions to address the needs of security forces. Response allowance, increase in snack and meal rates, pulsing campaign, condolence program, compassionate appointment, ex-gracia amount for dependents of martyred soldiers increased from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, grace grant to dependent families of martyrs, etc. Other crimes including Naxal activities have come down in the state.
Governor said that my government has unwavering faith in the great democratic traditions and the glorious Constitution of our country. Issuance of a new guideline for the utilization of DMF is a striking example of my government's commitment towards optimal utilization of state resources in the right direction. The share received from royalty of major and minor minerals is being utilized for malnutrition eradication, health, education, agriculture, employment and beneficial activities.Governor said "I urge all the public representatives to actively participate in the developmental public welfare policies, schemes, programs, campaigns of the state government and help the people of their constituencies to get benefit of these government schemes."

 

 




Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel writes to Union Defense Minister, requests early establishment of pending army camp in Bilaspur


Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel writes to Union Defense Minister, requests early establishment of pending army camp in Bilaspur

1000 acres of land allocated to Ministry of Defense for Army Cantonment, says CM

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, requesting setting up of long pending army camp at Bilaspur at the earliest.

Drawing the attention of the Union minister towards the development of the state, the Chief Minister has written that the state has allocated about 1000 acres of land to the Ministry of Defense for the establishment of the Army Cantonment in Bilaspur. The process of setting up this army camp is pending.

Initially, requirements of the airstrip were stated along with it for setting up the Army Cantonment. In view of the aviation requirements of the region, the state government has developed the airstrip and completed the necessary procedure. Bilasabai Caveen Airport, Bilaspur is now recognized by DGCA in 3C VFR category. Now this airstrip is available to cater to the aviation related requirements of Civil Aviation and the Army.

The Chief Minister has written that commercial passenger services are starting from Bilaspur on March 1. The state government is keen on setting up an army camp at Chakrabhata, Bilaspur. The establishment of army cantonment in the state will not only speed up the proper development of this area, but also the opportunities for army service will be readily available to the youth of the state. The presence of Army Cantonment in the state is also expected to be helpful in the direction of eradication of Naxal extremism.

Mr. Baghel has said that in view of the benefits to the State Government and the Central Government from the establishment of the Army Cantonment, the State Government wants to urge the Ministry of Defense to expedite its establishment. In this direction, the state government is also ready to consider other related requirements of the Ministry of Defense and the Army. In this context, the State Government is ready to work with the Ministry of Defense and I look forward to your cooperation.




The Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel joined the Chief Minister, Shri Bhupesh Baghel through video conferencing from his residence office in Raipur at the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog in New Delhi under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.


The Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel joined the Chief Minister, Shri Bhupesh Baghel through video conferencing from his residence office in Raipur at the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog in New Delhi under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.

The Chief Minister, Shri Bhupesh Baghel joined the Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel through video conferencing from his residence office in Raipur at the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog in New Delhi today. Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Principal Secretary, Commercial Tax Department Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddharth Komal Pardeshi are present.




Chief Minister directs District Collector to make proper arrangements for saving paddy stock in procurement centers from rainwater


Chief Minister directs District Collector to make proper arrangements for saving paddy stock in procurement centers from rainwater

Mr. Baghel gives instructions to evaluate crop damage due to rainfall and to provide financial aid as per the provisions of RBC

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has instructed all the district collectors to make proper arrangements for storage of paddy in procurement centers so as to protect the stock from damage due to untimely rainfall. Chief Minister has said that the paddy stock should be properly covered and there should be a proper drainage system in the centers so that the paddy in the lower part is not spoiled. Chief Minister has also instructed Food Department officials to expedite the custom milling of paddy from the procurement centers.
It is noteworthy that this year, 8 thousand platforms have been constructed in the paddy procurement centers to protect paddy from damage due to rainwater. Chief Minister has also instructed the District Collectors to evaluate the damage due to unseasonal rains, if any, and provide financial assistance to the affected people under the provisions of Revenue Book Circular.




Record sale of plots under RDA's Kamal Vihar scheme


Record sale of plots under RDA's Kamal Vihar scheme

 118 plots worth Rs 52 crores sold in one day through tender

 Significant increase in plot sales due to exemption in guide line rate and registration fee by Chhattisgarh government

Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the state government has taken several steps aimed at providing relief to the general public, including reduction in the market price of land (guide line rate) by 30 percent, concession in registration fee and lifting of ban on purchase and sale of small plots. Owing to these measures the registration of state plots and houses has increased significantly. The Kamal Vihar scheme of Raipur Development Authority is receiving a very good response as a result of above decisions. On February 12, Raipur Development Authority received Rs 52 crore from the sale of 118 plots through the tender, which is a record for the sale of plots in itself. A total of 118 plots were sold under the Kamal Vihar scheme, including 108 commercial plots, 9 residential plots and one plot for public / semi-public use. Sale of so many plots under Kamal Vihar Yojana and the amount of Rs 52 crore received, is a record in itself.

 It is worth noting that total income by the sale of commercial purpose, mixed, public and semi-public purpose plots in the year 2018-19 was one crore 84 lakh, which in the year 2019-20 reached Rs. 5 crore 70 lakh. Under the guidance of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Minister of Housing and Environment Mr. Mohammad Akbar, the concession offered and invitation of tender for the sale of plots of Kamal Vihar scheme has received good response. This is the reason that a total of 118 plots were sold for various purposes in one day through the tender, due to which the authority has received an income of Rs 52 crore.

 The chairman of the Authority Mr. Subhash Dhuppad has thanked all buyers of commercial plots for this unprecedented sale of Rs 52 crore in one day.




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