Chhattisgarh tops country in ranking of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban mission : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel says, a proud achievement for the state: Congratulates all the people associated with Rurban Mission
Chhattisgarh has topped the country in the dynamic ranking of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission.The state has once again ranked first in the list of the best performing states in the ranking conducted by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India on the basis of consolidated performance in the Rurban cluster area. Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has called it a proud achievement for the state and has congratulated all the officers and employees from the state level to the ground level involved in the implementation of the Rurban mission. He has expressed hope that Chhattisgarh will be the model state of the country in the implementation of the Rurban Mission. It is noteworthy that earlier Chhattisgarh had received the first prize for excellent implementation of the Rurban Mission and as the best performing state.
It is worth mentioning here that the "Dynamic ranking system" of all Rurban clusters of the country was prepared under the mission by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, based on a total of 12 indicators, assessing the financial and material progress made so far under the Rurban Mission.The states have been ranked based on the consolidated performance of the cluster allocated to the various states of the country. According to the ranking done on the basis of the above standards, Chhattisgarh has ranked first again in the list of the best performing states.
It is known that Chhattisgarh was awarded the first prize for "excellent implementation of the mission" by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, at the "National Award Distribution Ceremony" on 19 December 2019. Along with this, the State was awarded the first prize in the category "Best Performing State" under the Rurban Mission at the National Award Distribution ceremony organized by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on September 11, 2018.
Despite nationwide challenges, unemployment curbed in Chhattisgarh : The unemployment rate in November was just 3.5 percent, while the national rate was recorded at 6.51 percent
In the midst of a nationwide recession, Chhattisgarh has been able to continuously control the unemployment rate in the state through the various economic measures taken in the state. In the month of November, the unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh was recorded at 3.5 percent, which is 3.01 percent less than the national rate of 6.51 percent. The unemployment rate in the state in September 2018 was 22.2 percent. It continued to decline in Chhattisgarh despite the Corona crisis and lockdown.
According to the latest data released by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMI), the figures of Chhattisgarh are much less than the figures of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Industrial activities in the country came to a standstill during the lockdown, which had a major impact on the country's economy. At the same time, the Bhupesh Baghel government of the state started work by preparing a strategy to strengthen the rural economy of Chhattisgarh. During lockdown, Chhattisgarh topped in providing employment to villagers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(MGNREGA). In that period, special attention was given to agriculture and allied activities. The RBI also appreciated the efforts being made in Chhattisgarh. At the same time, the state government also gave relief to forest produce collectors. During the lockdown, 73 percent of the total micro-forest produce collected in the country was collected in Chhattisgarh. Along with the increase in the prices of micro-forest produce, the number of micro-forest produce purchased on support price was increased from 07 to 52. While the unemployment rate in states like Delhi, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Goa was increasing in July, the unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh came down to 9 percent from 14.4 percent in the month of June.
Industrial activities had started in Chhattisgarh in the last week of April.The state's industrial units started production with all safety measures in place to prevent the spread of corona pandemic. Farmer-friendly schemes and public welfare decisions including Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana also created an encouraging environment. The introduction of the Godhan Nyaya Yojana and the spurt in livelihood activities in Gothan also boosted the rural economy.
In September, the unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh had come down to just 2 percent, which was the lowest unemployment rate in the country after Assam. Chhattisgarh's economy gained momentum with unlock, there was a significant growth in GST collection in the state. Boom in all sectors including auto mobile, agriculture was witnessed. Assam, which topped the country in September, slipped next to Chhattisgarh in November.
According to the latest data released by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMI), the unemployment rate recorded in November in Andhra Pradesh was 6.0, 4.0 in Assam, 10.0 in Bihar, 6.6 in Delhi, 15.9 in Goa, 3.9 in Gujarat, 25.6 in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh 13.8 percent, Jammu and Kashmir 8.6, Jharkhand 9.6, Kerala 5.8, Madhya Pradesh 4.4, Punjab 7.6, Rajasthan 18.6, Tripura 13.1, Uttar Pradesh 5.2 and West Bengal 11.2 percent. While Karnataka had 1.9, 3.1 in Maharashtra, 1.1 in Meghalaya, 1.7 in Odisha, 2.2 in Puducherry, 1.9 in Sikkim, 1.1 in Tamil Nadu, 1.5 in Telangana and Uttarakhand had 1.5 percent unemployment rate.
Godhan Nyay Yojana improving the financial condition of cattle ranchers: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Godhan Yojana creating new employment opportunities: More and farmers are adopting organic farming
Chief Minister transferred Rs 5.12 crore to the accounts of dung sellers as the 10th installment under Godhan Nyay Yojana
Rs 64.20 crore paid to 1.40 lakh farmers till date under Godhan Nyay Yojana
Farmers donated hay worth Rs 5 crore
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel transferred Rs 5 crore 12 lakh to the bank accounts of beneficiaries today, as the 10th installment under Godhan Nyay Yojana. More than one lakh 40 thousand cattle ranchers have been benefitted under the scheme.
Addressing this programme via video conferencing from his office in Assembly premise, Chief Minister said that so far nearly Rs 64 crore 20 lakh have been paid to the cattle ranchers under Godhan Nyay Yojana. The scheme has really improved the financial status of the cattle ranchers.
New employment opportunities are being created and farmers are opting for organic farming. Thousands of rural women are working on vermicompost production from cow dung under Godhan Nyay Yojana. The selling rate of vermi compost has been increased from Rs 8 per kg to Rs 10 per kg. With availability ofvermi compost, farmers are opting for organic farming. Mr. Baghel said that the price of cereals and fruits produced from organic farming is nearly one and a half times more than the ordinary. Hence, organic farming is likely to increase the income of farmers. He congratulated all the beneficiaries associated with Godhan scheme. Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey and Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. M. Geeta were present on the occasion.
Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr Geeta informed that nearly seven thousand 824 gauthans have been sanctioned in the state, out of which construction of 4704 gauthans has been completed. Under Godhan Nyay Yojana, 32 lakh 10 thousand quintals of dung has been procured. Nearly 8 thousand 50 quintals of vermicompost (produced from dung collected in gauthans) have been sold. Farmers have donated hay worth Rs 5 crore in gauthans, so that fodder for the cattle in gauthan could be produced. Ajola is being produced as fodder in gauthans. She further told that nearly 78 thousand 47 vermi tanks have been approved for production of vermicompost. So far, construction of 54 thousand 241 vermi tanks has been completed and construction of 16 thousand vermi tanks is in progress.
Dr. Geeta informed that vermi compost samples are being tested in two laboratories of Raipur, one each in Durg, Bilaspur, Sarguja, Bastar and Raigarh. So far 1,006 samples have been examined. She further informed that among the beneficiaries of Godhan Nyaya Yojana, 47.5 percent beneficiaries belong to Other Backward Classes, 44 percent beneficiaries are women and 41 percent beneficiaries belong to Scheduled Tribes and 7.80 percent beneficiaries belong to Scheduled Castes.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel releases booklet of ‘Integrated E-Category Registration System’
Graduate unemployed youth and higher secondary passed youth in scheduled areas to be registered under E-category
Unemployed youth to be provided works worth up to Rs 20 lakh through limited tender at block-level itself
Local youth would get means of livelihood and develop entrepreneurial skills: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Local unemployed youth to be engaged in construction of works of various departments
On special initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, ‘Integrated E-Category Registration System’ has been launched to provide employment to graduate unemployed youth and higher secondary passed youth in scheduled areas of the state under the construction works of various government departments. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, along with PWD Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu released ‘Unemployed Registration Booklet’ today at his office in Assembly premise. This booklet has been published by PWD department. Under this scheme, graduate unemployed youth and higher secondary passed youth of scheduled areas will be registered and provided works of up to Rs 20 lakh through limited tender at block-level itself.
On the occasion Chief Minister said that that through e-category registration system, local unemployed youth will get livelihood and develop entrepreneurial skills. The scheme would not only improve the quality of works but will also ensure availability of the agency working in the remote areas. Hence, timely completion of the construction works would be ensured. Public Works Department Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu said that under this scheme, local unemployed youth will get the opportunity of self-employment and construction works will be easily executed. The quality of jobs will also improve and the problem of unemployment will be solved to a great extent.
Detailed information for registration in "e-category" can be obtained from the official website of Public Works Department https://pwd.cg.nic.in. PWD Secretary Mr. Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi, Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr. Vinod Verma, Mr. Rajesh Tiwari and Mr. Ruchir Garg were also present on the occasion.
Development of society is done by everyone's participation: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister attended the convention of Chhattisgarh Manwa Kurmi Kshatriya Samaj organized in village Pahra of Dhamdha
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that society is developed by everyone's participation in society. There is social harmony in the society. The society is like a Ganges which takes everyone along and gives way to the welfare of all. He said this on the occasion of the 75th session of the Chhattisgarh Manwa Kurmi Kshatriya Samaj organized in village Pahra of Block Dhamdha. He said that the dreamers of the establishment of the state had conceived the development of Chhattisgarh. The government is working to realize those dreams. Preserving the cultural heritage of the state. No one is hesitant to talk in Chhattisgarhi today, from the village to the assembly and the ministry.
The Chief Minister said that new sources of employment and income have emerged from the Godhan Yojana in the state. Those people who did not have any employment, they are also making profit with employment by selling cow dung. Women's groups are becoming self-sufficient. A project is being prepared for making ethanol from paddy in the state. Which will create new employment for the people of the state. The means of income for the people will increase and a self-sufficient state will be created.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister announced Rs. 30 lakh for construction of social building in village Pahra. Also announced Rs 50 lakh for social building for Sarva Samaj in Limahi Chowk Village Bahera. With this, any proposal for repairing school building in village Pahra will be approved.
On this occasion, the special guest of the program, Home Minister Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu said that many works are done in the society which gives a direction to the society. In the midst of all this, there should be efforts and work for rituals in society and family. This will bring forth generations not only to understand their social and cultural heritage, but also to get rid of social evils. The society will be truly developed by being a sacrament of society. On this occasion, officials of the Manwa Kurmi Kshatriya Samaj and a large number of people were present.
103 MoUs in two years for setting up industries in Chhattisgarh
posed capital investment of Rs 42 thousand crore
62 thousand people to get employment
A total of 103 MoUs have been signed in the last two years under the leadership of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for setting up industries in the state with a proposed capital investment of Rs 42 thousand crore. These industries will generate more than 62 thousand new employment opportunities for the youths of Chhattisgarh.
The new industrial policy of Chhattisgarh and the steps taken by the state government in the interest of industries during the Corona period have led to the creation of a better industrial environment in the state. During the Corona-crisis period, the entire country was affected by the economic slowdown, while industries in Chhattisgarh remained untouched by the recession.
During the lockdown, Chhattisgarh's industries were first in the country to have started functioning in the month of April. Many concessions and facilities were given by the state government keeping in view the difficulties faced by the industries.
Industries in the core sector were given subsidies in electricity bills. All necessary arrangements were made to ensure supply of raw materials, and finished goods to reach the market. Guidelines were also issued to enable easily supply of raw materials from other states to Chhattisgarh. To ensure running of steel and cement industries, activities like road and building construction work were continued with no change in electricity rates and in the terms and conditions.
Rice mills were given five per cent rebate in energy charges. Industries were also given exemption in due date of payment of electricity bills. During the lockdown period, Chhattisgarh produced 27 lakh tonnes of steel, which was the highest compared to other states. A new industrial policy was formulated, which opened new doors of possibilities for industries and also strengthened agriculture sector in the state.
The new policy gave priority to agriculture and forest produce based industries. All kinds of incentives are being given to mineral based industries. Under the new industrial policy, special investment incentive package has now been arranged for investment in the mega ultra-mega project of sponge iron and steel sector. Investment incentives up to a maximum of Rs 500 crores has been given in this package for mega investors and investment incentive of Rs 1000 crores was being given for Bastar division.
The state government has not only been giving discounts and facilities to investors, but also taking care that they could establish industries in the state with ease. Procedures have been simplified for this. For allocation of land in industrial areas, the land allocation charges has been reduced by 30 per cent. Land rent has been reduced by one per cent. Rules have been made in industrial areas to free hold land up to 10 acres from lease hold. Industrial land and building management regulations have been simplified.
Despite unusual circumstances, 464 start-ups have successfully started in Chhattisgarh. Since January 01, 2019, 103 MoUs have been done so far, in which there will be a capital investment of more than Rs 42 thousand 154 crore. There have been 80 MoUs in the steel sector, in which a capital investment of Rs 37022.22 crore is proposed. An MoU was signed in the cement sector, in which a capital investment of Rs 2000 crore is proposed. There were 7 MoUs in the ethanol sector, with a capital investment of Rs 1082.82 crore.
Capital investment of Rs 283.61 crores has been proposed through 5 MoUs in Food Sector, Rs 56.41 Crores through 3 MoUs in Pharmaceutical Sector, Rs 529.50 Crores through 3 MoUs in Defense Sector and Rs 1179.99 Crores through 4 MoUs in other sectors. This will create 52,206 employment opportunities in the steel sector, 450 employment opportunities in the cement sector, 986 employment opportunities in the ethanol sector, 2,434 employment opportunities in the food sector, 393 employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector, 4494 employment opportunities in the defense sector and 1,105 employment opportunities in other sectors.
Not the Naxalites, Prosperous farmers are the new identity of Chhattisgarh: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Spreading love and kindness is the real culture of Chhattisgarh
We have always adored every person as the reflection of Lord Ram
Programme organized on the second anniversary of the Government
Paryatan Rath and Bike Rally from opposite ends of the state concluded at Chandkhuri today
Cabinet Ministers, Chairpersons of Commisions, Parliamentary Secretary attended the programme
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh said that some people use name of Lord Ram pretentiously to serve their selfish motives. But we have always adored every person as a reflection of Lord Ram.
Chief Minister expressed the aforementioned views while addressing the programme organized in Chandkhuri near Raipur to mark the completion of two years of the new government. Mr. Baghel said that when Mahatma Gandhi was shot, he uttered the name of Lord Ram as his last words.
This programme organized at the birthplace of Mata Kaushalya marked the conclusion of 'Ram Van Gaman Path Yatra' and Bike Rally which were commenced three days back from North and South side of Chhattisgarh simultaneously. This rally
The rally had started from Koriya in North Chhattisgarh and Sukma in South Chhattisgarh simultaneously on December 14 . During his exile, Ram had entered Chhattisgarh from Koriya and had travelled through Sukma to reach South India. State Government has prepared an ambitious plan of Rs 137 crore to develop these places on Lord Ram's path in forest as tourist destinations. In the first phase, nine out of 75 locations would be developed as tourist destinations under the scheme; Chandkuri, also called Mata Kaushalya's maternal home, is one of these.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that Mata Kaushalya had greatly influenced the nature and character of Shree Ram. Similarly, people of Chhattisgarh are also greatly influenced by Mata Kaushalya's nature. It was her who taught Ram to live in harmony. Rama learned tolerance and dutifulness from Mata Kaushalya. He said that State government is giving a new global identity to Chhattisgarh by developing Ram Van Gaman Path as a tourism circuit. Till a few years ago, people of other states knew Chhattisgarh either by the name of Bhilai or due to the problem of naxalism, but now Chhattisgarh is known for its cultural richness. Chhattisgarh is identified by prosperity of its farmers. Farmers and tribal culture are inseparable part of our identity.
To celebrate this aspect of Chhattisgarh state, we organized an international level tribal dance festival in Raipur. He said that tomorrow is the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Ghasidas, we will celebrate this festival with great zeal and fervou. Sirpur- the largest Buddhist complex after Nalanda, would be developed as one of the important tourist destinations in the state.
Mr. Baghel said that there is no better system for ‘Gau Seva’ than Godhan Nyay Yojana. Chhattisgarh is a state of gau-sevak. Farmers and labourers here have proven their mettle to the country. While the entire country was struggling with recession, Chhattisgarh was unaffected. Agitated farmers are demonstrating around the capital of the country, but farmers in Chhattisgarh are happy and prosperous.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that Chhattisgarh has shown the way in every era. Our culture is not to spread hatred, but to share love. We want to take everyone along, irrespective of caste or religion. Chief Minister said that no one should remain hungry and thirsty in Chhattisgarh, everyone should get education and employment, we are working to build such a system that each citizen of the state would have access to all kinds of basic facilities. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel performed customary rituals at Kaushalya Mata Mandir of Chandkhuri with all the Cabinet members and planted saplings of Rudraksh.
On the occasion, Tourism Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Panchayat Minister Mr. TS Singhdeo, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Urban Administration and Development Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahria, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Anila Bhendia, School Education Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam, Culture Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat, Revenue Minister Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal, Industry Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Higher Education Minister Mr. Umesh Patel, Chairman of Boards and Comissions, Regional MLAs, and Public Representatives were present. The program was also addressed by Gau Seva Commission Chairman Mahant Rajeshri Ramsunder Das, Tourism Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Urban Administration and Development Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahria, Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey. Mr. Anbalagan P, Secretary, Culture Department gave the welcome address.
Chief Minister Mr Bhupesh Baghel today chaired the Cabinet Meeting at his residence office. Following decisions were taken in the Cabinet Meeting:-
1. State Government has decided to procure goods for various government departments from the vendors of Chhattisgarh only. Cabinet approved the proposal for amendment in Chhattisgarh Warehouse In the same sequence, Cabinet approved the proposal for amendment of Chhattisgarh Government Stores Purchase Rules, 2020.
2. The proposal for reorganization of Chhattisgarh State Farmers Welfare Council was approved.
3. Cabinet has decided to revise the selling rate of vermicompost, produced under Godhan Nyay Yojana, from Rs 8/kg to Rs 10/kg.
4. Durg District Housing Committee Rajnandgaon (Mohan Nagar) has been granted permission to execute lease of allotted Nazul land.
5. Cabinet has approved the draft Indian Stamp (Chhattisgarh Amendment) Bill -2020.
6. Cabinet has also approved the proposal of Chhattisgarh Freight Control (Amendment) Bill 2020 for amendment in the Chhattisgarh Freight Control Act 2011.
7. Cabinet Sub-Committee would be constituted to amend Chhattisgarh Unauthorized Development Regularization Act 2002 and Chhattisgarh Unauthorized Development Regularization Rules, 2002. Cabinet would take decision regarding the proposed amendments after receiving recommendations of the committee.
8. Cabinet has decided to slacken the provisions of Chhattisgarh Immovable Property Transfer Rule 1994 under Chhattisgarh Municipal Corporation Act 1956, to utilize the Municipal Corporations owned vacant buildings for City Diagnostic Center Scheme.
9. The draft Chhattisgarh Fiscal Accountability and Budget Management (Amendment) Bill 2020 was approved in the Cabinet meeting.
10. The draft of Chhattisgarh Appropriation Bill-2020 was approved presentation in the Second Supplementary Estimation Year 2020-21 in Legislative Assembly.
11. Cabinet has decided to redevelop the dilapidated buildings in district headquarters and other major cities of the state. In the same sequence, consent in principle was given for the redevelopment plan of Shanti Nagar of Raipur.
12. With due terms and conditions, Cabinet has decided to allow Chhattisgarh Housing Board and Raipur Development Authority to free-hold commercial property under residential and residential / commercial plan on the government land allotted.
13. It was decided to amend the criteria (i) and (iv) of 'E' category under the integrated registration system in the construction works contracts of Chhattisgarh state. In the criteria (i), unemployed youth graduating from general areas would be registered, while higher secondary passed unemployed youth in scheduled areas will be registered under the E category.
Similarly, in criteria (iv), now E-category registration and competition will be limited to the block and municipal limits. The registration will be at the block level and the concerned municipal corporation area will also be considered as a unit for registration.
14. Cabinet approved the procedure of obtaining loan from banks / financial institutions to do the construction work by obtaining sovereign guarantee from the state government for Chhattisgarh Road and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited.
15. Cabinet also decided to increase / revise the service period of the remaining 69 contractual training officers in Industrial Training Institutes under Directorate of Employment and Training. Contract service of 235 contract training officers has been extended in the past.
:Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel meets delegation of various societies at Circuit House Surajpur
Pando Samaj delegation presented arrow bow to Chief Minister Mr. Baghel
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today met the delegations of various societies at Circuit House Surajpur in the morning. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel spoke to all the heads of society and organizations with great affinity and listened seriously to the problems and demands of the societies and assured them to take appropriate initiative to diagnose them. During the meeting, the delegation of Pando Samaj presented the arrow bow to the Chief Minister Mr. Baghel.
On this occasion, Panchayat Minister Shri T.S. Singhdev, Minister of Higher Education and Minister in-charge of the district Mr. Umesh Patel, School Education Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam, Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahria, Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Parasnath Rajwade Mr. Chintamani Maharaj, Sarguja Development Vice Chairman of the Authority Mr. Brihaspat Singh, Municipal Surajpur Chairman Mr. K.K. Aggarwal was present.
The Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, along with Pando Samaj, Rajwar Samaj, Muslim Samaj, Christian Samaj, Kumhar Samaj, Sahu Samaj, Gond Samaj, Kanwar Samaj, Oraon Samaj, Agarwal Samaj, Jain Samaj, Sikh Samaj, Brahmin Samaj, Yadav Samaj, Soni Samaj, Met the heads of various organizations including Bang Samaj, Utkal Samaj, Thakur Samaj, Panika Samaj, Beyar Samaj, Cherwa Samaj, Vishwakarma Samaj, Halwai Samaj.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel gifts 110 development works worth nearly Rs 633.88 crore to Sarguja district
Bhumipujan of 36 km road en route Ambikapur-Darima-Navanagar worth Rs 82 crore and road widening-repairing work of Ambikapur-Darima road worth Rs 43 crore
Bhumipujan of Solar-based Nal Jal Yojana in 124 hamlets worth Rs 26 crore
Inauguration of four bridges built on four roads of the district at the cost of Rs 8 crore
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today inaugurated and performed Bhumipujan of 110 different construction and development works worth Rs. 633 crore 88 lakh, in the program organized at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Post Graduate College Ground, Ambikapur, headquarters of Sarguja district. Mr. Baghel inaugurated 79 works worth Rs 559 crore 84 lakh and performed bhumipujan of 31 works costing Rs 74 crore 04 lakh.
Works for which Chief Minister performed bhumipujan today includes Ambikapur Darima Nawanagar Road construction at a cost of Rs 82 crore (36 km main road to the airstrip and block headquarters), widening and upgrading of Ambikapur to Darmi road at a cost of about Rs 43 crore, 20 km road construction work, including a culvert from Chalat to Harramarg in Sitapur at a cost of about Rs 27 crores, solar-based nal-jal scheme in 124 habitats at a cost of about 26 crores and construction of 11 km of road including bridge and culvert from Chiranga to Ghantadahi Govindpur in Sitapur at the cost of Rs Rs 19 crore.
Works that were inaugurated by Chief Minister today are as follows:- the newly constructed bridge from Narmadapur-Carrabel Road to Udumkela-Amapara road on Ratakhar river in Sitapur area at a cost of about Rs 4 crore, bridge worth Rs 2 crore on Barnai River from Kusu to Pratappur road in Lundra area, bridge on river Chulhut from Bilaspur road to Gumagarakla road in Ambikapur area built at a cost of Rs 1 crore, bridge constructed on Bhukurama river in Ambikapur area at a cost of Rs 1 crore and the Lakhanpur police station building constructed by Chhattisgarh Police Housing Corporation in Ambikapur area at a cost of Rs 50 lakh.On this occasion, Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development Mr. T.S. Singhdev, School Education Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam, Food Minister Mr. Amarjit Bhagat, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahria, Higher Education Minister Mr. Umesh Patel, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Chintamani Maharaj, Sarguja Region Tribal Development Authority Vice President Mr. Brahaspati Singh, State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation President Mr. Ram Gopal Agrawal were also present.