Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh pays courtesy call on Union Petroleum Minister and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Seeks permission for production of bio-ethanol from surplus paddy
Union Minister agrees to increase kerosene oil quota for forest areas
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today met Union Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi and urged him to give permission for production of bio-ethanol from surplus paddy purchased from the farmers of the state in addition to FCI. He also demanded increase in the quota of Kerosene oil in the forest areas.
During the meeting, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that nearly 80.38 lakh metric tons of paddy was procured in the Kharif marketing year 2018-19 in Chhattisgarh and 83.94 lakh metric tons of paddy in 2019-20, which resulted in surplus production of rice, thus exceeding the required quantity of rice for the central pool and the state pool under the public distribution system. The state was forced to take additional quantity of rice by milling surplus paddy.
He informed the union minister that state government has made necessary provisions in Chhattisgarh’s Industrial policy 2019-24 for setting up ethanol plants. Chhattisgarh has requested for permission to produce ethanol from about 6 lakh metric tonnes of paddy.
Mr. Baghel demanded permission for producing bio ethanol from surplus paddy purchased from farmers in the state, in addition to FCI. Chief Minister informed that an estimated 6 lakh tonnes of surplus paddy will be made available by the state government to ethanol plants for production.
Mr. Baghel drew union minister’s attention towards the requirement of more kerosene oil in forest areas and requested him to increase the quota of kerosene. Union Minister directed the officials for immediate action in the context. Union Minister gave assurances to fulfill the demands of Mr. Baghel with due consideration.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to the Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah
The Chief Minister has further addressed necessary tips and solutions to eliminate the issue of Naxalism from Bastar region
Steel plants of Bastar should get iron ore at 30% discount: This will lead to increased investment and employment opportunities among youth
Large number of solar power plants to be set up in Bastar
Generous grants should be provided for the establishment of minor forest produce, forest medicine processing units and cold chains
Support to be provided by the Center for the Bodhghat Multipurpose Irrigation Project on Indravati River
The District Collectors should be provided with at least Rs 50 crore every year to develop means of livelihood in the aspiring districts
In a letter addressed to the Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah, the Chief Minister of the state Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has jotted down some important suggestions, to eradicate the issue of Naxalism from its roots in the Bastar Region. He has further emphasized the fact that to deal with the Maoist crisis, it's quintessential to create a large number of employment opportunities in the affected areas, along with the ongoing strategy, so that the unemployed are not forced to join the Naxal groups.
To provide employment on a large scale in Naxal affected areas, Mr Baghel has suggested that iron ore is available in abundance in Bastar. Thereby, if 30% discount is provided in iron ore for the establishment of steel plants in Bastar, it will generate hundreds of crores worth of investment, thus providing direct and indirect employment opportunities in the remote areas.
Grid power has not yet reached large parts of the remote region, concerning the difficult geographical terrains. With the establishment of a large number of solar power plants, the energy needs of people and their economic development can be met strategically.
The Chief Minister has also mentioned in his letter that, small forest produce, forest medicines and many types of horticultural crops are present in the forest areas. But with the inadequacy of processing and sale, the collectors are not able to avail its fullest benefits. There is an urgent and indispensable need to provide generous grants for the establishment of processing units and cold chains in these areas.
Likewise, the implementation of the proposed Bodhghat multipurpose irrigation project on the banks of Indravati river will improve the irrigational and energy capacity is a major part of Bastar region and therefore,
assistance from the Central Government will aid in the establishment of this project. He further elaborates stating that, there is no separate financial grant from the Central Government to the Aspirational Districts at present. The seven districts of Bastar region of the state are identified as aspiring districts. It would be in the best interest, that district collector should be provided with an amount of Rs 50 crore each year, for the development of the means of livelihood of the people.
Drawing the attention of the Union Home Minister in the letter, the Chief Minister has written that concerning the efforts being made by the Chhattisgarh Government towards the elimination of the Naxal Crisis, with a letter written by the CM on September 03, 2020, he was able to garner the attention of the Union Home Minister on some important topics.
Out of the 07 additional CRPF battalions allocated in the state in 2018, 05 battalions were immediately directed to be deployed in the Bastar region. As per the information I've received, a special recruitment rally of the Army is being considered in Bastar division in March 2021 to render national service and provide employment opportunities to the youth of Bastar. With your kind initiative on both of these subjects, we will reach a decisive edge in the anti-Naxal campaign.
In the past years, the Government of India has generously provided assistance to the Naxalite affected states for the development of security forces, modernization, infrastructure construction and communication tools, which have yielded positive results.
Chief Minister Mr Baghel has affirmed in the letter, that if the above suggestions are taken into implementation, it will aid in the elimination of Naxalism within the next few years in the Bastar Zone. It's a humble request to kindly provide the maximum possible help from the centre for the smooth implementation of all the above stated activities.
Chief Minister gives justice to chit fund investors on Dhanteras
Attachment of property of fake chit fund company
16 thousand 796 investors back more than seven and a half crores
Odisha, with more than 13 and a half thousand investors from Chhattisgarh
Amounts returned to investors of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh as well
In a major action, Yalsco Real State and Agro Farming Ltd, a chit fund company that defrauded investors, has attached its assets and returned Rs 7 crore 33 lakh to investors today. The Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, transferred the online amount to the account of the investors in a program organized at his residence office here today. On this occasion, MLA and President of Chhattisgarh State Rural and Other Backward Classes Development Authority Mr. Daleshwar Sahu and Chairman of Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation Mr. Girish Dewangan, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Vinod Verma and Mr. Ruchir Garg, Additional Chief Secretary Home Mr. Subrata Sahu, Special Director General of Police Shri Ashok Juneja was present. It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Mr. Baghel had already said that mere FIRs on fake chit fund companies are not sufficient. We will work towards returning investors' money by attaching their property. Today, with the implementation of this announcement of the Chief Minister on the occasion of Dhanteras, investors have started getting justice.
The state government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Baghel, took action on fake chit fund companies and made the subject of getting their deposits to investors a priority. The Chief Minister himself reviews progress in such cases continuously. During the last two years, the government started investigating cases of fraud and started an FIR against fake companies and returning the money to investors. Also, cases registered against local youth working in the company were also withdrawn. At the same time, going beyond the promises made in the public manifesto, the Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel had said that in order to provide justice to the investors, along with tightening legal scrutiny on fake companies, their properties will be attached and the amount will be returned.
On receipt of complaints against Yalco Real State and Agro Farming Limited, the chit fund company of Rajnandgaon, the Rajnandgaon Collector had obtained information about the properties, in which a total of 292.36 acres of immovable property owned by the directors were found. The final order for attachment of this land was passed by the Special Court. After this, the attachment properties were auctioned by the concerned departmental officers. So far, 8 crore 15 lakh 34 thousand 345 rupees have been received from this auction. Auctions of each property of Rajnandgaon and Churia tehsils are yet to be auctioned.
Claim objections were received from investors of the company from 27 July 2020 to 20 August 2020. A total of 17 thousand 171 investors submitted a claim of Rs 24 crore 75 lakh 47 thousand 337. After reviewing the applications, 16 thousand 796 investors submitted claims with complete information. So far, the amount received from auction of properties is only one third of the claimed amount. The district level five-member committee has decided to return 30 percent of the claim amount submitted by 16 thousand 796 investors i.e. Rs 7 crore 32 lakh 95 thousand 528. Now the saving amount of the auction will be 82 lakh 38 thousand 817 remaining.
Of the 16 thousand 796 investors to whom the amount is being returned, 13 thousand 586 are from different districts of Chhattisgarh. Similarly, 197 are from Odisha, 2971 are from Maharashtra and 42 are from Madhya Pradesh. NEFT in the account of these investors The amount was transferred through.
More than 9 crores recovered from chit fund companies in last two years
Instructions have been given by Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel to take strict action against the chit fund company operators. In the same sequence, in the last 02 years, on receiving a complaint of fraud against 34 companies, 63 cases were registered and 43 directors, 08 officials were arrested and strict court action was taken. In the last 02 years, out of the total number of pre-2018 cases, 80 accused of 43 cases have been arrested from other states, including 39 accused from Madhya Pradesh, 09 accused from Maharashtra, 05 accused from Rajasthan, 09 accused from Odisha, Delhi. Includes 07 accused, 02 accused from West Bengal, 07 accused from Uttar Pradesh, 02 accused from Bihar.
Till the year 2018, no company property was auctioned nor any amount was seized in the state. In the year 2019, the police sent a report to the District Collector for attachment proceedings in a total of 123 cases after continuous action for identification of movable and immovable property of chit fund companies and their directors. District collectors presented a report to the court for final order of attachment of property of 29 irregular financial institutions and directors. Out of this, in 17 cases till now, the court passed the final order of attachment and after auction, recovery proceedings were done, 9 crore 04 lakh 40 thousand 220 rupees were deposited in the account of the government. A total of Rs 22 lakh 94 thousand 243 was returned to 10 investors. Auction recovery proceedings in 02 cases are under process. Action is under process for interim order of attachment by District Collector in 84 cases.
Governance is fully sensitive to agents. In the past, local agents were criminalized, but in 59 cases, local agents arrested after 2019 have submitted applications to 104 agents to become official witnesses in the court. In 42 cases under investigation, 130 agents have been made official witnesses in 42 cases.
‘NEP 2020 reflects Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s thoughts’
Hyderabad: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s thoughts are reflected in the National Education Policy 2020, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) incharge Vice Chancellor, Prof S.M. Rahmatullah said in Wednesday.
“The new policy emphasises on technology and the Maulana had started it by setting up IITs in the early days after the independence of the country.
“It is our responsibility to move forward with this policy based on the ideas of Maulana Azad and to contribute in the development of the country,” he said.
Birth anniversary celebrations
Rahmatullah was addressing the birth anniversary celebrations of legendary freedom fighter and first Education Minister of independent India at the MANUU.
The day was celebrated as the National Education Day as declared by the government.
Prof. Abdul Hameed Khan, Director, Maulana Azad Chair, Marathwada University, Aurangabad, through his online lecture “Asr-e-Hazir me Maulana Abul Kalam Azad ki Manwiat” (Relevance of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in contemporary times), dwelt on Maulana Azad’s multifaceted, multidimensional personality which encapsuled a scholar, theologian, journalist, linguist, literary expert, social reformer, and statesman.
Rahmatullah, the in charge Vice-Chancellor, MANUU presided over the function. Prof T.V. Kattimani, Vice-Chancellor, Central Tribal University, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh was the chief guest.
Abdul Hameed said that Maulana Azad was a man of modern thinking and epitome of Hindu-Muslim unity, and his legacy cannot be confined to Indian politics only as his thinking was universal and for the welfare of humanity.
The Maulana strived not only for the freedom of the country but also for the emancipation of human thoughts and soul, he added.
Journalistic facet of Maulana Azad
Talking about the journalistic facet of Maulana Azad, he said that Azad’s writings created a zeal and enthusiasm in the country and his writings whipped the fire of patriotism and spirit of freedom in society.Kattimani, in his address recommended that Maulana’s thoughts, his speeches and writings should be included in syllabus of all Indian languages. “The new generation must know who is Maulana Azad and what were his contributions,” he said, adding that “it is a great insult to Maulana Azad if we call him a man of particular community, he is an Indian and fought for freedom of India and laid strong foundation for promotion of science, culture, and Indian languages”.
He established premier education institutions like UGC, IITs and IISCs etc. The Maulana always talked about technology, modern science, mother tongue, Indian languages, he remarked.
Kattimani also informed that he had translated into Hindi a book on Maulana Azad, written in English by Prof. B Shaikh Ali.
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From the center, Chhattisgarh has got only 56 thousand bales of gunny bags: about 4.75 lakh bales of gunny bags are needed for the purchase of paddy
Proceedings of the state government to purchase 70 thousand bags of gunny bags from the Gem portal
PDS saving bags will be used for paddy purchase
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The State Government has requested the Government of India to provide 3 lakh 50 thousand bales of gunny bags for purchase of paddy from farmers in the Kharif marketing year 2020-21 in Chhattisgarh. The government of India cut the gunny bags supplied to Chhattisgarh by 50 percent, only one lakh 43 thousand bales were supplied through the Jute Commissioner.
And so far the state has received only 56 thousand gunny bags. Due to drastic reduction in the supply of gunny bags by the Government of India, the purchase of new gunny bags of 70 thousand HDPE, PP through Gem portal is being done by the State Government. Apart from this, arrangements are also being made to procure paddy from the remaining gunny bags in PDS system.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has instructed to use savings gunny bags for paddy purchase after use in PDS system to prevent paddy purchase as a result of the Government of India cutting the supply of gunny bags. On the instructions of the Chief Minister, the Food Department has directed all the collectors of the state to collect the savings of gunny bags of PDS and keep them safe for paddy purchase.
It is noteworthy that about 95 lakh metric tonnes of paddy is estimated to be purchased in the Kharif marketing year 2020-21. It is expected that 4 lakh 75 thousand bales of gunny bags are required for the procurement of paddy. The Government of India was requested to provide 3 lakh 50 thousand bales of gunny bags for the purchase of paddy by the Government of Chhattisgarh.
On this request of the State Government, the information of supply of 3 lakh bales of gunny bags through Jute Commissioner Kolkata was given by the Government of India on 30 July 2020. On 9 October, in connection with the new jute gunny bags sent by the Government of India, it was informed that the supply of gunny bags to Chhattisgarh has been cut by 50 percent.
Only one lakh 43 thousand bales of gunny bags will be supplied to Chhattisgarh. So far, only 56 thousand bails of gunny bags have been received by the Government of India through the Jute Commissioner after the information of supply of one lakh 43 thousand bales of gunny bags. Paddy procurement should not be affected by the cut in supply according to the demand of gunny bags by the state government, for this, the collection of PDS gunny bags and Miller's old gunny bags are being verified in the state.
Chief Minister observes 'Chhattisgarh folk art craft world' on the charming banks of old pond
Chief Minister himself made a clay lamp by running chalk
Deepawali gift given to disabled, orphan girls and abandoned women
Purchased Diwali from Akashdeep Stalls in the sky in the sparkling premises
The Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel visited the 'Chhattisgarh Folk Art Crafts World' sale-cum-exhibition on the very attractive and illuminating coast this evening after the recent upgradation work of the old pond Vivekananda Sarovar.
The Chief Minister here, with the help of Raipur administration, women self-help groups 'Bihan', Municipal Corporation's women self-help groups, Chhattisgarh Matikala Board, Bilasa Handloom Emporium, Chhattisgarh Food and Village Industries Board, Chhattisgarh Handicraft Board And looked at the materials made through other traditional arts including attractive dung, worship material, folk craft materials.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister interacted with women, handicapped and potters of women self-help groups. It is noteworthy that the women of Bihan groups of Raipur district are not only making attractive diyas, idols and worship materials made of mud and cow dung, but they are also making dozens of other materials like various types of soaps, bakeries, cookies, pickles. The Godhan Nyaya Yojana is also proving very useful in making these materials. These materials have been kept for sale to common citizens. In the stall, Narayanpur self-help group made colorful bamboo and bulb-colored skirting, Kondagaon self-help group made of terracotta diyas, female self-help groups made of cow dung filet, western paper Stationery material made from, handloom garments have been put up for sale. Stalls of Bilasa Handloom, Shabari Emporium have also been set up in this complex. The Chief Minister also purchased Deepawali from the stalls. He also bought diya and worship material.
Instructions not to collect royalty tax on potters from soil
The Chief Minister did not stop herself from seeing the chalk kept in the stall by the women of self-help groups and also made a lamp with her own hands, like a potter as an artist who made clay artistic materials. On this occasion, he instructed the authorities to provide facilities to the potters to promote their business, as well as not to take the royalty tax in the soil.
When the Chief Minister reached near the Bellmetal Vending Center while walking, the artists there requested to play the traditional musical instrument Tonga 'trumpet' of Bastar. The Chief Minister readily accepted his request and played Tonga several times with a melodious voice.
At the Bihan stall, the Chief Minister provided the smart phones and hand clocks to the orphan girls of Balika Griha from the amount received from the sale of rakhi made by them on the occasion of Rakhi festival. On the occasion, Mr. Baghel has given Diwali gifts to more than 50 children and women, including 7 children of Akanksha Sanstha, 27 children from Kopalvani, 6 women and children of Navayuga Divyang Sanstha and girls of Balika Griha, 6 abandoned women of Nari Niketan. Provided diya, worship material, chocolate and other decoration materials.
After walking on the campus that was very attractive and illuminating, Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel appealed to the citizens that we have traditionally had a glorious tradition of making clay lamps on the occasion of Deepawali. The working people are making clay and cow dung and worship material in the traditional as well as modern way. The citizen should continue to promote such glorious traditions, so that people associated with our traditional business continue to get good employment opportunities and have a good income. He said that cow dung lamps are also being made by women groups, which are in great demand all over the country, which are not being supplied.
Mr. Baghel flew Akashdeep in the sky and
Wished Happy Diwali to the people of the state
On this occasion, the Chief Minister flew Akashdeep into the sky in this attractive campus with the people's representatives and offered his best wishes to the people of the entire state for Deepawali.
On this occasion, MLAs Sarvajan Satyanarayana Sharma, Kuldeep Juneja, Vikas Upadhyay, Mayor Mr. Ejaz Dhebar, Chairman Mr. Pramod Dubey, Chairman of Chhattisgarh Food and Village Industries Board, Mr. Rajendra Tiwari, Chairman of Goseva Commission Mahant Mr. Ramsundar Das, Collector Dr. S. Bharatidasan, Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of District Panchayat Dr. Gaurav Singh, M.D. of Raipur Smart City Officers and citizens including Mr. Prabhat Malik were present.
Providing irrigation facilities to farmers is the first priority of the state government: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister gave many gifts to the Patan region
Announcement of embankment to be built in Kharun river at a cost of Rs 22 crore, Solar community irrigation scheme at Chulaghan, Odaragahan, Khapri at a cost of Rs 5 crore
Lift irrigation works will be done in villages along the river-drains in Patan
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel made an important announcement today for irrigation facilities for South Patan and preventing erosion in village Ranitarai in Patan Tehsil of Durg district. He said that an embankment would be built on the left side of Kharun at a cost of Rs 22 crore. It is noteworthy that this embankment has been formed on the Kharun river from Dhamtari. This demand was coming due to erosion in the villages adjacent to Patan. Now this problem will go away. On this occasion, the Chief Minister announced to construct a project with solar community irrigation scheme at Khapri, Odaragahan, Chulgahan at a cost of Rs 5 crore.
The Chief Minister said that where there is scope for lift irrigation in river drains, the project will be approved by conducting tests. On this occasion, the Chief Minister said that former Chief Minister Late Shri Shyamcharan Shukla used to say that farmers should give water for irrigation, they will develop their own. The priority of our government is to provide maximum irrigation facilities to the farmers. The demand for paddy cultivation has increased further. In South Patan, water comes from the Tandula irrigation system, but the scope of irrigation to the tail end is greatly reduced. Solar lift schemes will be run in the river and drains. To increase their irrigation capacity, the ponds will be filled with water. If there is no pond, the process of digging the pond will be done. He said that this greatly increases the scope of irrigation facility.
He said that work is being done to increase the level of ground water through Narva scheme. With them, solar schemes will go a long way in increasing the area under irrigation.
He said that today I saw the fence. Women of self-help groups in Kesra, Kauhi, Borenda have done a very good job. Many types of vegetables were seen in his fence. There was excitement on his face. The Bari scheme is also encouraging women and strengthening them financially.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister said that we are working on such schemes so that self-supporting villages can be prepared. Economic levels rose. Villagers also participate in this. The Gauthan Committee is responsible for the operation of Gouthan, a model that will encourage both farming and animal husbandry. On the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the people of rural areas will be especially helped by the introduction of mobile medical units in the health sector. He said that it has been decided to start English Medium School in Patan. With the opening of 6 schools in this area, people will be able to teach children in Government English Medium School.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel attended the program "The Progress Global Award" held at Sayaji Hotel in the capital Raipur today.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel attended the program "The Progress Global Award" held at Sayaji Hotel in the capital Raipur today. Addressing the program, he gave detailed information about the work being done in the field of education, health, including the ambitious "Narva, Garwa, Ghurwa, Bari" scheme of the state government. The program was organized by Sri Aurobindo Yoga and Knowledge Foundation. Scientist Dr. Anil K. Padma Shri honored with the program. Gupta, Secretary of Gangajali Education Society, Mr. Nishant Tripathi, Managing Director of Progress, an organization working in the field of quality education of Aurobindo Foundation, Dr. SM Ghosh and Chairman Dr. BK, were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister’s radio programme- ‘Lokvaani’ to be aired on November 8 : Topic of Lokvaani’s 12th Episode to be ‘Child Education, Sports and Future’
12th Episode of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s monthly radio programme Lokvaani will be aired on Novembe 8, Sunday from 10.30am to 11am from all the centres of Akashwani in Chhattisgarh and also from FM channels and regional news channels. In this episode, Chief Minister will talk about ‘Child Education, Sports, Future’.
Preparatory preparations for Covid-19 vaccination started in Chhattisgarh too: State Task Force Committee constituted for better interdepartmental coordination
For the safe maintenance of vaccines, 530 cold-chain points, 80 new points will be started in the state - Health Minister Mr. Singhdev
Initial preparations for Kovid-19 vaccination have started in Chhattisgarh too. According to the instructions of the Government of India, a data base of health workers working in all government and private health institutions of the state is being prepared. This will be helpful in deciding the priority for data-base vaccination. The inclusion of names in the data-base does not mean that they will be compulsorily vaccinated. The decision in this regard will be taken by the Government of India.
Health Minister Shri T.S. Singhdev said that the state has adequate arrangements for storage and maintenance of vaccines. 530 cold-chain (cold chain) points are currently operational for their safekeeping. Also 80 new cold-chain points are being started. He informed that at present the total retention capacity of vaccines in the state is one lakh five thousand liters, which is 60 thousand liters more than the requirement. A new walk-in-cooler has been provided to further strengthen this capability.
Officials of the Health Department said that a State Task Force Committee has been constituted for better interdepartmental coordination for the preparation and smooth conduct of Kovid-19 vaccination. A state level steering committee is also being formed under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary. Orders have been given for the formation of District Task Force Committee in all districts. The mission directors of the National Health Mission for Kovid-19 vaccination will be the State Nodal Officer and the State Immunization Officer will be the Assistant Nodal Officer. The Nodal Officer for the districts will be the concerned Collector and the Chief Medical and Health Officer, Assistant Nodal Officer. Further action will be taken as per the instructions received by the Government of India in this regard.