In-depth discussion in the cabinet regarding the determination of procedure on the directions of the High Court in the matter of reservation for economically weaker section of OBC and general category
New database will be prepared under the guidance of Patel Commission by considering the database of the ration card prevailing in the state as basis
All families deprived of having a ration card will get a chance
Online and offline applications for making ration card will be taken
New database will be available in public domain
List of families with ration cards will be published
Claims and objections will be received in Gram Sabha and Urban Body Wards
Approval of new prepared list of universal PDS will be done in Gram Sabha and Urban wards
In the cabinet meeting held through video conferencing under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel in his residence office, a detailed discussion was held to collect class wise updated data for disposal of pending cases in the Hon'ble High Court held in relation to providing 27% reservation to the Other Backward Classes and reservation upto 10% to economically weaker sections of general category of the state in public services. In the meeting, it was decided that the updated data will be prepared under the guidance of the Patel Commission, considering the ration card database currently in use in the state. Approval of this data will also be done in the Gram Sabha and the Ward Sabhas of the Urban Bodies.
In the cabinet meeting, it was decided to prepare class-wise updated data through a new process regarding the disposal of the adjournment given by the Hon'ble High Court on the reservation ordinance of the Government of Chhattisgarh. This new data will be prepared using the ration card prevailing in the state as the basis, so that the data of the left out people can also be collected class wise. All the ministers including the Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, said that the database prepared by the Food Department on the basis of the ration card prevalent in the state is credible and talked about including the missing families in this database. Currently, 99 percent of the prevalent ration cards are linked to the Aadhaar numbers and bank accounts of the families concerned. The Government of Chhattisgarh is going to adopt a new procedure to collect completely transparent and reliable data to provide a solid basis for the adjournment of the Honorable High Court in the case of OBC reservation, under which the list of ration card holders currently in circulation will be published publically in the wards of gram panchayats and urban bodies. In this regard, along with resolving the claim and objection, a fresh application will also be taken to prepare ration card of the missing families. The names of ineligible people will also be deleted from the list. The government will also provide the facility of applying online / offline for the missing families to prepare ration cards. In this regard, a new guide line will also be released under the guidance of Patel Commission.
In the meeting, the Secretary of the Food Department gave information about ration card data in the context of Other Backward Classes through powerpoint presentation, and said that currently 66 lakh 73 thousand 133 ration cards are prevalent in the state, with a total of 2 crore 47 lakh 70 thousand 566 members. At present, 31 lakh 52 thousand 325 ration cards belong to other backward class families, whose members number one crore 18 lakh 26 thousand 787, which is 47.75 percent of the numbers benefited. The number of prevailing ration cards in the general category is 5 lakh 89 thousand and the number of members is 20 lakh 25 thousand 42, which is 8.18 percent of the number of members benefited in the state through ration cards. He informed that this database has been collected as per the guidelines of the government from time to time under the process of making and renewing ration cards. This data is reliable. Taking this as the basis, if the data of the left out families is included in it, then the latest class-wise data of the state will be prepared.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel directed to issue new guidelines soon to collect the correct data of all sections. He said that the state government has decided to provide 10 percent reservation to the economically weaker sections of the general class. At present, the number of ration cards issued to the general category is only 8.18 percent of the number of beneficiaries in the state. It is likely to increase with the fresh application of left out families. The percentage of general category is expected to increase from 8.18 to 11-12 percent. On this basis, the basis of providing 10 percent reservation to the economically weaker sections of the general class will be strengthened. Minister Mohammad Akbar and Other ministers including Minister Mr T.S. Singhdev, said that the ration card data prevailing in the state has been collected since 2003, following the rules and procedures of making ration cards and the guidelines and procedures issued by the government from time to time. It is completely reliable. They agreed on the class-wise data upgradation process as per the suggestion of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel.
In the meeting, it was decided to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation on October 2, in a brief manner in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Jayanti program will have programs based on the concept of sanitation, self-reliance, sanitisation of villages and Suraji Gaon while ensuring the maintenance of physical distancing and safety measures and Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel's letter will be read out.
’One Nation-One Market’ ordinance of Central Government is unfavourable for the farmers: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chhattisgarh Government provided financial aid of Rs 70 thousand crore to poor, labourers, farmers and forest dwellers during the period of corona crisis
Chief Minister unveiled development works worth Rs 332 crore for Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has expressed concern that Central Government’s ordinance of ‘One Nation-One Market’ is unfavourable for the farmers. This will ruin the ‘mandi’ system, which is not beneficial for either farmers or traders. Maximum of the farmers are small marginalized farmers. This ordinance, if passed, will further lead to the exploitation of farmers. These farmers are not capable of travelling all the way to other states for selling their agricultural produce. This will also deprive farmers from receiving minimum support price for their crop. Chief Minister further said that the amendment done by Central Government in the Essential Goods Act will create problems will make it difficult to take action against hoarding and inflation. Contractual farming will only favour the private companies. Entry of private companies into Cooperative sector will result in multinational companies, industrialists taking over the cooperatives institutions, which will further lead to exploitation of farmers.
After inaugurating and laying foundation of development works worth nearly Rs 332.64 crore for Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district, Chief Minister was addressing the inaugural-foundation laying programme via video conferencing from his residence office. On the occasion, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr Charandas Mahant presided over the programme. The programme was attended by all the ministers, MP Mrs. Jyotsana Mahant and other public representatives via video conferencing.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that protecting the interest of common people and ensuring their well-being is the top priority of our government. We have got this inspiration from our heritage. Following the policies and ideals of India’s first Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Chhattisgarh Government is working towards the betterment of poor, labourers, farmers and forest dwellers. He said that during corona crisis, Chhattisgarh Government has given direct financial aid of nearly Rs 70 thousand to the people through various public welfare programmes and schemes.
Chief Minister further said that entire world is struggling with this global pandemic. Many nations have adopted compassionate approach towards the farmers, poor and disaster victims, and has so managed to successfully control the disease. But the way decisions of demonetization, GST and lockdown was taken like a surgical strike, the condition has only worsened. And the adverse effects of these drastic decisions have emerged as a national calamity during corona crisis. If Central Government would have adopted more creative and compassionate approach, the nation would not have had gone through such a difficult time. Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh Government adopted an innovative approach during this time of crisis, and gave direct financial assistance of Rs 70 thousand crore to farmers, labourers, poor, villagers and forest dwellers. He further said that he feels sad to notice how some people are trying to overlook the contribution of our forefathers, who made this nation self-dependent with their vision and leadership.
Chief Minister said that when the country achieved independence, condition of farmers and agriculture sector in the country was really bad. First Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru implemented the Essential Goods Act 1955, which had put end to the malpractice of hoarding and black marketing. Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri had constituted Agricultural Value Commission to determine the minimum support price for major crops. Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi transformed the conventional agriculture of India into a ‘Green Revolution’.He nationalized the banks for benefitting the farmers.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister referred to the Agricultural Produce Marking (Regulation) Act in the 1970s, under which Agricultural Marketing Committees were formed to provide farmers a remunerative price for their products. The purpose of these committees was to protect farmers from the market uncertainties and to prevent their exploitation. Market committees (mandi) were constituted under this act. In these mandis, the farmers get fair value for their produce. The farmers choose their representatives, who manage the mandi committee.
Chief Minister further said that considering the time of worldwide corona crisis as a good opportunity, Central Government has brought four ordinances for exploitation of farmers today. The Essential Goods Act has been amended under One Nation - One Market. And as per this amendment, the farmers are allowed to sell their produce in any part of the country, and farmers and traders will not have to pay tax outside the state mandi for the sale and procurement of the produce, which means the mandate of buying and selling crops in the mandi will be eliminated and the private mandis will be encouraged to take over.
Chief Minister said that similarly, with the amendment in Essential Goods Act 1955, production and sale of fertilizers have also been deregulated. Decision has been taken to remove the stock limit from products like oilseeds, pulses, potatoes, onions. Provision has been made to allow private equity in contractual farming and cooperative banks. It is our clear opinion that this ordinance brought by Central Government during the time of Corona crisi will adversely affect the farmers.
Chief Minister said that he strongly opposes the anti-farmer laws of Central Government. He said that there are two distinct models before the country today- one is the Chhattisgarhi model of inclusive development and public service at the time of disaster, and the second model is that of Central Government, which considers the disaster as an opportunity to serve selfish motives. He said that we are confident with our Chhattisgarhi model, which has given a new dimension to the development of the newly formed district Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, by directly helping the needy in times of disaster
Chief Minister to unveil development works worth nearly Rs 332 crore for the newly-constituted district Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi
Chief Minister to inaugurate-lay foundation of 208 development works via video conferencing
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will also do bhumipujan of Rs 179 works worth nearly Rs 248 crore 78 lakh in Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district. This includes newly sanctioned works such as Rajadih water reservoir worth Rs 12 crore 22 lakh, cement concrete lining works worth Rs 18 crore in canals of Ghagra, Upar Khujji, Gangapur water reservoirs, construction of three bridges on Son River worth nearly Rs 15 crore, nine road widening and repairing work worth Rs 143.78 crore for Joint District Office building,etc.
Chief Minister discusses with legal team over Mahanadi water dispute
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel held a discussion with the legal team on the Mahanadi water dispute between Chhattisgarh-Odisha from a video conference in his residence office today. The Chief Minister asked the team members to keep the state's side firmly in connection with the use of Mahanadi water. He said that Mahanadi is the lifeline of Chhattisgarh. It has an important role in agriculture, industry and economy in the state. Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Amitabh Jain and Subrata Sahu, Secretary of Water Resources Department Mr. Avinash Champawat and Media Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Ruchir Garg were also present during this period. Legal team member Mr. A.K. Ganguly, Mr. Kishore Lahiri and Mr. Jagjit Singh joined the discussion from the video conference.
Platforms to be constructed in all the paddy procurement centers of the state : Four platforms to be constructed in each of the 2048 paddy procurement centers of the state
4630 platforms to be constructed in the first phase
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel presides over the meeting of Chhattisgarh Rural Employment Guarantee Council
On instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s instructions, platforms are being constructed in all the paddy procurement centers of the state for saving paddy from rain and for systematically conducting the paddy procurement work. In the first phase, construction of 4649 platforms was sanctioned. Out of which construction of 4630 platforms has been completed. Panchayat and Rural Development Department has directed all the Collectors and District Programme Coordinators to mark places for construction of platforms in paddy procurement centers in the second phase.
It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel recently chaired the state-level review meeting of Chhattisgarh Rural Employment Guarantee Council and took the policy-based decision to build minimum four platforms in each of the paddy procurement centers in the state.
Panchayat and Rural Development Principal Secretary Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi has written letter in the context to all the District Collectors and District Programme Coordinators, and has given instructions to do physical inspection of platforms and do quality evaluation of the construction work of the new platforms, so that platform construction work for second phase can be sanctioned.
Mr. Dwivedi has directed the officials of the Department of Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Cooperatives and Panchayat and Rural Development to work in coordination for identifying suitable sites for construction of platforms to be built in the second phase. The Principal Secretary informed in the letter that a Google spread sheet is being released in the name of 'Chabutra Face-2' for reviewing the targets and for daily updation of the progress of the state government's priority project of platform construction
Raipur : School Education Department issues orders, on Chief Minister’s instructions : Teachers to be appointed on nearly 14 thousand 580
Appointment orders to be issued only after opening of schools
Document verification, medical fitness test and police verification to be done before issuing appointment orders
RAIPUR: On Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s instructions and after Finance Department’s approval, School Education Department has issued orders regarding appointment on 14 thousand 580 posts of teachers. Appointment orders for teachers will be issued only after State Government releases orders to open schools in state. It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has directed the School Education Department to pace up the process of teachers’ recruitment and submit report in the context within a week.
Finance Department has approved the appointment of teachers under School Education Department on certain terms and conditions. The appointment order issued by the Department of School Education clearly states that 'the appointment will be subjected to the order passed by the Hon'ble Court in any case pending or filed in future.' Appointment orders will be issued separately for each selected candidate. The seniority of teachers in the appointment order will be in accordance with the merit list issued by Vyapam. Teachers will have a three-year probation period. The rules issued by the state government regarding the salary and other benefits payable during the probation period will apply.
Vyapam (PEB) had conducted examination for the appointment of teachers of various cadres, from the Directorate of Public Instruction, for recruitment on 14580 vacant posts of teachers of different cadres.. The results of the examination conducted by Vyapam were declared on 30 September 2019 and 22 November 2019. Appointments were to be made based on the merit list issued by Vyapam. After the Corona lockdown in March 2020, the Finance Department issued had instructions that the process of appointments in the departments would continue, but it would be necessary to obtain consent from the Finance Department before issuing the appointment order. Accordingly, School Education Department had sent the proposal to the Finance Department for concurrence. To which, the Finance Department has approved recruitment of teachers on certain terms and conditions. Before issuing the appointment orders, in-charge officers will conduct document verification of the canditates shortlisted in the provisional selection list. Officials concerned will call the canditates to their offices for document verification. Government of India’s and State Government’s guidelines will be followed for prevention of corona infection during the document verification process. After document verification, candidates will have to get medical fitness certificate from District Medical Board and thereafter the case concerned will be sent for police verification. Candidates who fail to get their documents verified will be disqualified and their names would be removed from the provisional selection list. After successful completion of the entire process, qualified and selected candidates will be will be issued appointment orders separately by the official concerned.
Chhattisgarh government sent a letter to CM Shivraj, wrote- Your police killed innocent tribal
Politics has started on the death of tribal Jham Singh Dhruve of Kawardha district in an alleged police-Naxal encounter on the Madhya Pradesh (Madhya Pradesh) and Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarh) border.
Raipur. Politics has started on the death of Jham Singh Dhruve, a tribal in Kawardha district, in an alleged police-Naxal encounter on the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh border. Forest minister and Congress MLA from Kawardha in Chhattisgarh government. Akbar (Mo. Akabar) has written another letter to the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan (CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan). In this second letter written within 2 days, Minister Akbar has questioned the encounter carried out by the Madhya Pradesh Police. Akbar has written in the letter that the matter is very serious.
In this second letter written to CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Minister Mo. Akbar has objected that the Chief Minister did not take cognizance of the murder of a tribal from Kawardha by Madhya Pradesh police. Akbar has quoted the letter written on September 12, saying that the matter is very serious, but so far no action has been taken by the Madhya Pradesh government.
This thing written in the letter
Forest Minister Mohammad Akbar has written in the letter that on September 6, Madhya Pradesh police killed an innocent tribal in Chhattisgarh and attempted to kill another tribal, which is a very serious matter. He has written in the letter that due to this, anger is increasing in the tribal society of Chhattisgarh. Forest Minister Akbar has expressed disappointment over the lack of action on the letter written by him earlier. He has again requested CM Shivraj Singh that a high-level inquiry in this sensitive case should be done immediately and the Chhattisgarh government should be informed of the action. Please tell that on the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh border adjacent to Kawardha, the MP police claimed an encounter with the Naxalites, in which Jamsingh Dhruve was killed.
Can win prizes up to 1.75 lakhs by creating excellent drawing-design of community toilets
One lakh, 1.25 lakh and twenty-two lakh awards to the best model of community toilets under the State Cleanliness Award-2020
Can apply till 20 September, awards will be given by Swachh Bharat Mission on 2 October
Architects and engineers can win up to a quarter of a million rupees by preparing an excellent drawing-design of community toilets. The best model of community toilets costing Rs. 3.5 lakh, Rs. 4.5 lakh and Rs. 5.50 lakh under the State Cleanliness Award-2020 by Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) for Rs. One lakh, Rs. 1.25 lakh and Rs. 1.50 lakh respectively. Cash prize will be given. Applications can be made for this by 20 September.
The winners will be given prizes on Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October. To participate in the competition, direct entry can be made on the website of the State Clean India Mission (Gramin) at www.sbmgcg.in. Applications can also be submitted by e-mail ID of the Mission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post or by yourself at the State Mission Office, Neer Bhawan, Civil Lines, Raipur.
Officials of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) said that under the first phase of the mission (October-2014 to March-2020), rural areas have been declared open defecation free. The need for community toilets in public places is being felt to maintain open defecation. The goal is to construct community toilets in the state that are comfortable and convenient for people of all classes and communities. In these community toilets, separate toilets, urinals and hand washing facilities will be ensured for differently abled, women and men, including third gender persons.
In rural areas, community toilets will be built in Haat-bazaars, bus-stands, religious places, on the banks of ponds, on the banks of highways and in the habitations of Scheduled Castes and Tribes. Drawing and design of inclusive community toilets are being invited under the State Cleanliness Award-2020. Any engineer or architect can participate in this competition. Three types of drawing and design of community toilets costing three and a half lakh rupees, four and a half lakh rupees and five and a half lakh rupees have been invited from the participants.
The best model of community toilets will be selected in two phases. In the first phase, the participants must first apply online with drawing and design. In this selected five best models will be given an amount of five thousand rupees each. The winners of the first phase will have to present the 3D model (3-D model) along with the presentation of the proposed drawing and design in the second phase. In the second phase, the best drawing and design will be selected by the nominated jury.
Raipur: Special arrangements for emergency services to Kovid-19 patients
District administration issued telephone number for emergency assistance, home automation, ambulance arrangemen.
Special telephone numbers for home isolation, ambulance arrangement and emergency assistance have been issued by District Administration Raipur for emergency services to the patients of Kovid 19.
For emergency services by the district administration, the telephone number of Emergency Assistance Center located at Collector Office can be contacted at 0771-2445785, 75661-00283 for Home Isolation Support and Daksh Command Center (Emergency Assistance Center) 0771-4320202
Similarly, for the ambulance arrangement to transport patients with home isolation to the hospital in an emergency, from 6 am to 6 pm Shri AO Lari, Deputy Director's Mobile Number 94063-46840 and Shri DK Singh, Deputy Director Matsya Adherence of mobile number 88397-78979, 6 pm to 6 am Shri Harikrishna Joshi, Project Officer mobile number 95255-43148 and Shri S.K. Joseph, Assistant Project Officer can be contacted at 98261-23957.
Solving socio-economic problems of the state and the nation is possible only through inclusive development : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister shared his views on topic ‘Samaveshi Vikas- Aapki Aas’ in the 10th episode of Lokvaani today
Providing better livelihood and income for everyone is the basis of inclusive development
Eco-resort and Cafeteria to be built on Rajmergarh and Kabir Chabutra
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel shared his views on the topic ‘Samaveshi Vikas- Apki Aas’ (Inclusive Development, Your Hope) in the 10th episode of his radio programme ‘Lokvaani’. He said in his address to the programme that the shared heritage of Justice as conceptualized by our great leaders Mahatma Gandhi, Pt Nehru, Sardar Patel, Dr Ambedkar, Shastri ji, Aazad, Maulana became the foundation of Chhattisgarh’s Development Model. Simple meaning of Inclusive Development is- an arrangement where the well-being and participation of every section of society is taken into account. He said that we can achieve inclusive development only when we consider the farmers as the axis of the economy. Chhattisgarh Government has put farmers at the center of the economy. In addition, the state government is making serious efforts to increase the participation of farmers, villagers, people of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, backward classes, and women in the economy.
Ved verse 'Sarvey Bhavantu Sukhinah' preaches inclusive development
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel, while giving his views on 'inclusive development - your hope', said that I firmly believe that the solution of economic and social problems of the country and the state is possible only through inclusive development. We are awakening to inclusive development in our state and will move forward in this direction. The same sentiment is in the Vedavakya of 'Survey Bhavantu Sukhinah', which is our cultural heritage. The question is who has been not included in the prevailing system? Who have got left behind? So the answer is simple- people who do not have access to resources, who do not have a means to dignified livelihood, do not have development opportunities or who are poor are ones who have been left behind. In our prevailing economy, the participation of farmers, rural, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, backward classes, women has been very less. Although efforts have been made in the direction, but it is fair to say that the campaign went astray, and it stopped somewhere. Going back a little, our leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, Sardar Patel, Dr. Ambedkar, Shastri, Azad, Maulana spoke of justice, we have got this development model of Chhattisgarh from this shared heritage. Nehru jid started the series of Five Year Plans as the first Prime Minister of the country, which strengthened the foundation of India in every field, especially in the economic and social sector. He said that during the 11th Five Year Plan period (2007 to 2012), the concept of 'inclusive growth' in the economy of India was put forward very strongly. At that time, UPA government and Prime Minister was Mr. Manmohan Singh were in power and the economy of the country was in hands of skilled economists. The goal was to increase the country's GDP i.e. GDP growth rate from 8 percent to 10 percent. It was also decided that the growth rate should be maintained continuously up to 10 percent so that the per capita income could be doubled by the year 2016-17. For the 12th Five Year Plan period 2012 to 2017, the target was to keep the GDP between 9 and 10 percent. Today India's growth rate is around 3 percent. In the first quarter of the year 2020-21, the country's growth rate has registered a decline of about 24 percent, which is the highest decline in the world. The problem of corona has affected the entire world. Despite being most affected by Corona crisis, the US has experience only 10% decline in its GDP, whereas India's GDP has fallen by 24 percent in the world. This situation should be considered on a serious note.
System of livelihood and better income for all, The key to inclusive development
About implementing the concept of inclusive development in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister said that people of the society, whether they are small farmers, people doing small jobs in villages, agricultural laborers, forest dwellers dependent on forest produce,women from a family of poor economic status, weavers who traditionally work in rural areas, craftsmen, blacksmiths, tanners, forest dwellers, each section has some traditional skills and talent to offer. However, their skills need to be polished and upgraded so as to help them do value addition to their products, which will help them earn good value for their products. Providing dignified livelihood opportunities and better income for all such people is the key to inclusive development.
Chief Minister said- we have to understand that every family has a means of livelihood. The goal to equally distribute the benefits of economic development can be achieved mainly by providing Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, economically weaker sections their share in the state's resources and dignified sources of income. On can understand the concept of inclusive growth by studying the policy we have adopted in Chhattisgarh since December 2018.
Farmers should be the axis of economy
Chief Minister said in his address to the listeners that the goal of inclusive development can be achieved only when we consider farmers as the axis of the economy.'Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana' is benefiting nearly 19 lakh farmers of the state. Around Rs 3 thousand crores has been paid in two installments to the farmers. And soon the promise to pay Rs 5700 crore will also be fulfilled. Mr. Baghel said that we have not only fulfilled the promise of giving 2500 rupees per quintal to paddy farmers, but have also paid better prices for small crops such as maize, sugarcane. The state government has waived debts, waived irrigation taxes and has now started the process of justice schemes. With the commissioning of the Godhan Nyaya Yojana, construction of Gothans across the state has started in full swing. Every 15 days, we are making payments against the dung procurement. Rural women have joined self-help groups and are now engaged in the work of making vermi compost from dung procured . All sections of the village coming together for rural economy, I think, is not only economic but also social revolution, said Chief Minister. Some people talked only about cows and education system, but did nothing. They should check the number of admissions to our 40 new English Medium schools, which is an achievement itself. We have kept children connected with education during this COVID crisis, through folk campaigns like 'Shiksha Tunhar Duar', 'Shiksha Tunhar Para'.
Chief Minister said that senior MP Rahul Gandhiji had suggested us practical measures such as starting justice scheme, opening food parks in every block. We have made plans to open 200 foodparks and land has been marked for more than 100 of them. A new industrial policy has been implemented to bring industrial development to block-level. Chief Minister said in his address to the audiences that Amcho Bastar, Amcho Village, Amcho Employment Scheme have begun to yield positive results. Similarly, people are getting benefited from the server installed in the panchayat. Shri Manvendra Sahu of Garrapar in Rajnandgaon district sought information from the Chief Minister regarding inclusive development and employment through Narva-Garwa-Ghurwa-Bari. Chief Minister responded saying- Suraji village scheme is for people of rural areas and they are supposed to be the incharge of the scheme. The water of Narva is also necessary for irrigation and for other works. Garwa, Gauthan, Godhan Nyaya Yojana are all interlinked. Organic manure is being utilized to make idols. There are also committees in every Gothan and women self-help groups are being formed for conducting various economic activities their. Together, everyone is making their village land fertile and adopting a new means of employment. Through Gothan, Godhan, Bari, organic manure manufacturing marketing, etc., employment avenues are being created for millions of people.
Echo resort and cafeteria to be developed in Rajmergarh and Kabir Chabutra at a cost of seven crore rupees
Chief Minister said that within 6 months of Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district formation, development works worth nearly about Rs 100 crore have been sanctioned, which are currently in progress. Marwahi Section, Marwahi Nagar Panchayat, Government English Medium School and Mahant Bisahudas Horticulture College are being established in the district. The district has immense potential for tourism, which will be fully utilized. Also, it will be developed as a role model of rural development. Chief Minister made announcement in his radio programme Lokvani today that the Eco Resort, Cafeteria and other tourism infrastructure will be developed at a rapid pace, in honour of the natural beauty and the historical significance of Rajmergarh and Kabir Chabutra. Currently, Rs 7 crore has been sanctioned for this work.
Every possible measure being taken for prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection
Providing information about the measures taken for control of Corona crisis in the state, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that as on March 2020, only AIIMS Raipur had a facility of Covid Testing, and it was a big challenge to expand this facility to other healthcare institutions. At present, all six government medical colleges in the state and four private labs have RTPCR facility. In all the community and primary health centers including 28 district hospitals, COVID-19 test facility has been provided in 30 labs through True Not Test and Rapid Antigen Kit. In March 2020, COVID treatment was available only in AIIMS Raipur. State government has so far established 29 government hospitals, 29 dedicated COVID Hospital, 186 COVID Care Centers strategically. 19 private hospitals have also been accredited for treatment. As of March 2020, 54 ICU beds and 446 general beds were available. At present, nearly 776 ICU beds and 28 thousand 335 general beds have been made available. The state government hospitals had 148 ventilators for emergency facility earlier, which has now been increased to 331. Mr. Baghel said that all possible measures are being taken for prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection.
Home isolation facility for asymptomatic patients: guidance for treatment through telemedicine counseling centers
Patience and courage will help us get through this situation created by global pandemic, said Chief Minister Mr. Baghel. Most of the people in the state fall in the asymptomatic category. There is no need to be confused about this either, all we have to do is to understand the importance of face mask and face shield, said Chief Minister. Soap-water, sanitizer should be used frequently to clean hands and crowding should be avoided, advised Chief Minister. Home isolation facility of asymptomatic patients is also available as per rules. Rules and regulations are being constantly reviewed and revised for improving the situation. All the information, guidance required for treatment and prescription of medicines are being provided, through telemedicine counseling center. The crisis is not yet over yet, hence precaution is necessary.