Villagers’ very own schemes- Gauthan and Godhan Nyay Yojana : These schemes being appreciated across the country : Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister reviews preparations for the scheme at Collector’s Conference
Godhan Nyay Yojana to be commenced ceremoniously in cowsheds on the occasion of Hareli
Cowsheds to be constructed in all the gram panchayats and villages in phases
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that the entire responsibility of executing and monitoring Godhan Nyay Yojana has been entrusted with District Collectors. This scheme is being talked about across the country. Economists and social organizations across the country are observing this scheme. This scheme will turn cowdung into a profitable commodity. He said that the state already has systematic procedure and infrastructure for tendupatta collection, paddy procurement, and minor forest produce procurement at support price. In days to come, cowdung procurement will be done on the same lines, along with marketing of the vermi-compost so produced. Mr. Baghel was addressing the Collectors’ Conference held via video conferencing from his residence.
Chief Minister said that gauthans have always been part of Chhattisgarh’s traditions, and now these gauthans are being given modern makeover to make it commercially viable as well. These modern cowsheds will create employment opportunities and additional source of income for people in rural areas. Gauthan and Godhan Nyay Yojana are villagers’ very own schemes. State Government is providing all kinds of resources and arrangements for inauguration of this scheme. In near future villagers themselves wil execute these schemes.
Mr. Baghel said that on July 20 i.e. on the occasion of Hareli festival, State Government’s ambitious Godhan Nyay Yojana will be launched state-wide. From July 20 onwards, programmes will be organized in gauthans across the state on different dates, which will be attended by State Government’s, ministers, parliamentary secretaries, panchayati raj institutions and public representatives of urban bodies. Chief Minister directed the District Collectors to constitute gauthan samitis with approval of In-charge Ministers of respective districts. Self-help groups should be identified for delegating the works of gauthans. Mr. Baghel said that the task of cowdung procurement and vermi-compost preparations should be given to only those who do not hesitate to touch cowdung.
Chief Minister said that in the first phase, procurement of cow dung will be started in 2408 cowsheds in rural areas and 377 cowsheds in urban areas. He added that cowsheds will be constructed in all 11 thousand 630 gram panchayats and then in 20 thousand villages in a phased manner, to expand the scheme in these areas. In the context, Collectors have been directed to earmark land for cowshed construction. He also directed the Collectors to pay special attention towards the training of self-help groups. Proper arrangements should be made to provide vermi compost preparation training to the self-help groups with the help of Agriculture Department, Veterinary, Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
These schemes will play an important role in strengthening Chhattisgarh's rural economy. Mr. Baghel said that this year we are celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. These schemes are a leap towards realization of Bapu’s vision of Gram Swawaj. State Government is planning to develop Gauthans are as livelihood centers and rural industrial parks. Chief Minister has also directed the District Collectors to consult with the business organizations and various companies of their districts and collect information about the scope of manufacturing such items locally.
Mr. Baghel said that in near future, a large quantity of vermi compost will be produced in the Gauthans of Chhattisgarh, although its biggest customers will be the farmers of the village. Besides, forest, agriculture, horticulture, urban development department and other departments which require vermicompost will procure vermicompost produced in gauthans through cooperative on priority basis. Chief Minister said that research work should be carried out at Dau Vasudev Chandrakar Kamadhenu University in Durg, and studies on subject of organic manure, preparation of medicines from cow urine and organic pesticides should be conducted. Mr. Baghel also instructed the officials to ensure that the Patwari go to the fields to harvest the crops. Submit the photo with your presence in the Patwari field to the concerned revenue inspector and the tehsildar. He reviewed the progress of the state government's plan to give ownership to the people occupying leases of Nazul and Abadi lands While reviewing the progress of English medium schools being started in the state, Mr. Baghel said that all modern facilities should be provided in these schools. The quality of education in these schools should be such that even senior officers do not hesitate to teach their children there.
Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey said that baskets prepared by the bamboo craftsmen should be used for procuring cow dung in the Gauthans. Baskets of capacity 5 kg, 10 kg and 20 kg should be used. This would also provide employment to the bamboo craftsmen. Weighing machines should be arranged for weighing. He informed that the funds for this purpose are being provided by the Gau-Seva Commission, DMF, Campa, Panchayat and Rural Development Department for necessary arrangements in Gauthan committees.
In the conference, Chief Secretary Mr. RP Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Principal Secretary Forest Mr. Manoj Pingua, Principal Secretary to Panchayat and Rural Development Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, Commissioner of Agricultural Production Dr. M. Geeta, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddharth Komal Pardeshi, Secretary of Food Department, Dr. Kamalpreet Singh, Cooperative Secretary Mr. R. Prasanna, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Mr. Rakesh Chaturvedi, Secretary of Urban Development, Mrs. Alamel Mangai D., Secretary of Revenue Department, Ms. Rita Shandilya, Rural Development Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, Parliamentary Advisor to the Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Tiwari, Deputy Secretary to the Chief Minister's Secretariat, Ms. Soumya Chaurasia were present.
Chief Minister releases logo of Godhan Nyay Yojana
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Agriculture and Water Resource Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey today released the logo of Chhattisgarh Government’s ambitious scheme Godhan Nyay Yojana, during Collectors’ Conference held via video conferencing at Chief Minister’s residence. State Government will inaugurate Godhan Nyay Yojana in Chhattisgarh on the occasion of Hareli Festival.
On the occasion, Chief Secretary Mr. RP Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary of Chief Minister Mr. Subrat Sahu, Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr M Geeta, Rural Development Advisor of Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, and Parliamentary Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Rajesh Tiwari were also present.
‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ to be commenced in Chhattisgarh on Hareli Festival
Cowdung Procurement- Detailed guidelines issued for payment procedure, training of groups for vermi compost, packaging and marketing of vermi compost issued
Monitoring-Coordination Committees constituted, Chief Secretary to chair the State-level Committee and District Collectors to chair the committees at district-level
Implementation of the scheme to be commenced from 2408 gauthans of rural areas and 377 gauthans of urban areas
Vermi-compost fertilizer to be sold at Rs 8 per kg
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, a unique one-of-its-kind scheme of the country- ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ will be inaugurated in Chhattisgarh on July 20. For cowdung procurement under this ambitious scheme, State Government has issued detailed guidelines to all the Divisional Commissioners, District Collectors, CEOs of Jila Panchayats, Municipal Commissioners, Chief Municipal Officers regarding the procurement process, training of self-help groups, vermi-compost tank constructions, cowdung processing in cowsheds, packaging of vemi-compost, marketing of vermi-compost. District Collectors have been entrusted with the entire responsibility of executing and implementing the scheme.
Godhan Nyay Yojana will be commenced from 2408 cowsheds built in rural areas and 377 cowsheds built in urban areas. This scheme will not only boost income of livestock owners but will also put and end to the problems arising due to open-grazing and stray cattle. This scheme will also promote organizing farming and help in expansion of double crop region. Implementation of this scheme will also ensure availability of organic manure at local-level, employment opportunities for local self-help groups, improvement in soil fertility, availability of non-toxic foods and also improvement in level of nutrition.
Scheme to be expanded with development of new gauthans
The work-area under Godhan Nyay Yojana will be expanded with the development of new gauthans across the state in upcoming years as per requirement. As per the prescribed procedure of cowdung procurement and payment for the same, gauthan samitis will be able to procure cowdung only in respective panchayats. Time-table will be finalized for cowdung procurement by gauthan samitis. Government will finalize the rate of cowdung procurement from livestock owners. Presently, government has decided that the procurement rate would be Rs 2/kg (including transport cost). Livestock owners will sell cowdung voluntarily. Quality of cowdung to be procured has also been defined.
The accounts of cow dung being purchased from cattle ranchers by the Gauthan Committee will duly maintained. The sample of cow dung has been determined. Signature of the cattle owner will be compulsorily taken in the dung purchase sheet. Only dung will be procured from the beneficiaries, no other products of cow dung like Kanda etc. will be taken. Biomass (organic waste) can be voluntarily provided to Gauthans, but no amount will be payable for it.
Dung produced by cattle in the Gauthan will be in the possession of the Gauthan, and no separate amount will be payable to the cattle owner the dund so produced. Instructions have been given to ensure availability of green fodder for the animals in Gauthan as much as possible. After procurement, the dung will be stored in the CPT, usually constructed in the inner area in Gauthan, and after 15 to 20 days the dung so collected will be utilized for preparing the vermi compost. Gauthan committees will do the payment against cow dung procurement to the beneficiaries every 15 days. Calibrated form, scales will be used for the measurement of dung weight. No person below 18 years of age will be included in any process or phase of implementation of Godhan Nyaya Yojana. Instructions have been given to do identification and selection of self-help groups for the production of vermi compost in Gauthan compulsorily and immediately. Shepherds in rural areas will be integral to self-help groups. This work will be done under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer in rural areas, District Panchayat and Commissioner in urban areas, Chief Municipal Officer, Urban Body under the leadership of the Collector.
Nodal officers will be posted for training of groups
According to the instructions issued regarding the training to be provided for preparation of vermi compost, a nodal officer will be appointed by the collector for this task in every Gauthan in rural and urban areas. Self-help groups identified will be provided training in two cycles for preparation vermi compost under Krishi Vigyan Kendra and National Rural Livelihood Mission. Pre-training program for vermicompost manufacturing will be held in all Gauthans. The Collector, Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat, Deputy Director Agriculture, Deputy Director Veterinary will be responsible for completing the training work in all the Gouthans within given time limit. Training work in the urban area will be customized under the National Urban Livelihood Mission.
Vermi Compost Stitch Construction - Vermi stitch will be built according to the availability of cow dung in each gouthan. The Vermi stitch will be constructed by the Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Rural Engineering Services under MNREGA. Vermi stitches in the urban area will be constructed by the respective urban bodies. Vermi compost will be prepared primarily from the collected dung, collected in Gauthan by the Self Help Group. Other products can also be produced as per local demand and requirements. Dung, earthworms and organic matter etc. will be stuffed into the vermi stitch by the identified self-help groups under the supervision of the Deputy Director Agriculture or Field teams. In vermi stitch, only 15-20 days of decomposed cow dung will be utilized, so that the heat and methane gas produced from cow dung will not adversely affect earthworms.
Two, five and thirty kilo bags of vermi compost for sale
Packaging of Vermi Compost- After the Vermi Compost is ready, a sieve will be used to separate the Vermi Compost and Earthworm. On preparation of vermi compost, a sample will be taken for testing in the laboratory by fertilizer inspection division of the agriculture department in every cycle before packing. The work of quality testing and packaging of vermi compost produced in Gauthan will be done by the Self Help Group under the supervision of the Department (Agriculture) as per the laid down norms. The work of attractive packaging of vermi compost will be done by the Self Help Group under the supervision of the Nodal Officer nominated by the Collector.
Safe storage of vermicompost will be ensured by self-help groups appointed. Necessary arrangements for packaging (packing bags, packing bag printing, weight machines etc.) will be made from the receipts of the Gauthan Committee, cyclic fund etc. The SHGs will have to get the product details printing in the packing bag.
Distribution of compost through cooperative societies
Marketing of vermi compost - vermi compost will be sold at the rate fixed by the government. Currently this rate is 8 rupees per kg. Preference will be given to farmers for sale. Vermi compost will not be sold directly to farmers from Gauthanas. The produced vermi compost will be distributed through cooperative societies. Apart from the vermi compost produced under the departmental program by the Forest Department, Department of Agricultural Development and Farmers Welfare and Department of Biotechnology, Urban Administration Department and Village Industries (Silk) Department, the quantity of additional vermi compost required for the department will be procured from the Gouthans. Vermicompost will not be procured through tenders by any department. Vermi compost will be compulsorily included in the loan value of short-term crop loans provided to farmers through Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperative Society and Lampus and will be distributed as inputs.
Implementation of the plan - The District Collector will have the entire responsibility for ensuring completion of various activities under the scheme within the stipulated time period. The implementation and supervision of the scheme in rural areas will be done by the Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat and Chief Executive Officer Janpad Panchayat at the district level and development block level respectively. While in urban areas this responsibility has been give to Commissioner, Chief Municipal Officer, Urban Development and Administration Body. Regular monitoring of the scheme will be done by the state and district level committees.
Monitoring committees have been formed at the state and district levels for the smooth implementation of the Godhan Nyaya Yojana. The state level interdepartmental monitoring and coordination committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary. In this committee, Additional Chief Secretary Finance, Additional Chief Secretary Chief Secretariat, Principal Secretary Forest, Secretary Panchayat and Rural Department Member, Secretary Cooperative Department, and Secretary Urban Administration Department will be members. The Commissioner of Agricultural Production and the Secretary of the Agriculture Department will be the Member Secretary of the Committee. This committee will formulate a policy for scheme implementation and will issue guidelines from time to time. The responsibility of the committee is to monitor the scheme, disseminate interdepartmental coordination and appropriate instructions to the concerned departments, to submit field experience and suggestions to the Cabinet Committee to improve the scheme and recommendations for determination of cow dung purchase rate and vermi compost sale rate. The committee will have to submit.
The District Level Monitoring Committee is headed by the District Collector. In this committee, Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat, Forest Divisional Officer, Commissioner / Chief Executive Officer, Urban Body, Deputy Registrar, Cooperative, Deputy Director, Veterinary Services, Assistant Director, Horticulture and Forestry, Chief Executive Officer, District Cooperative Central Bank Member and Deputy Director Agriculture have been appointed as Member Secretary.
This committee has been entrusted with the responsibility to chalk out an action plan for the implementation of the scheme at the district level, to ensure quality control of the vermi composter, standard packaging of the product, make arrangements for marketing, ensure timely payment to all the stakeholders, publicize the scheme and to ensure skill development of Gauthan Samiti and Self-Help Group.
Guidelines for distribution of vermi compost
Vermi compost produced in Gauthans of the state will be distributed through cooperative society. For distribution of vermicompost manure, the Gauthanas under primary agricultural cooperative credit societies will be attached to the concerned committee. For implementation of the scheme, the mapping of the Gouthans, Committees and villages under the Committees will be done by the Society, and this information will be provided to the farmers and Gauthans Committees.
The fertilizer that meets the FAQ mapping and other criteria set by the Department of Agriculture will be distributed through the society. The fertilizer stored in the Gauthan Samiti will be distributed to the farmers. Distribution of vermi compost fertilizer to farmers will be done as a commodity loan by the bank-cooperative society.
Implementation in urban areas
The main objective of the Godhan Nyaya Yojana in urban areas is to develop and integrated system for preventing movement of stray animals on roads, to ensure availability of high quality organic manure for farms, to make an environment-friendly model of urban sanitation and to ensure scientific disposal of waste produced by cattle. For economic implementation of this scheme and for optimal utilization of the infrastructure facility, convergence with Mission Clean City (already being implemented in the cities). Municipal-level registration of each cattle rancher in the urban area will be done by inviting applications in the prescribed format. Application collection counters will be made in Ward Offices, SLRM center, compost shed, Gauthan etc. The information mentioned in the application, such as the name of the livestock owner, the number of animals owned, the estimated quantity of cow dung, etc., will be self-assessed by the livestock owner and the registration will be done after physical verification by the ward in-charge of the scheme. Livestock owner registered under Godhan Nyaya Yojana will be issued a card prescribed format. The information about cow dung will be recorded in the card as well as the official register. As far as possible voluntary organizations will tag the cattle with owner's name, address, mobile number to the neck of each animal after the survey, with the help of other institutions, so as to ensure accountability of the cattle owners if their cattle are found in the open.
Purchase of cow dung in cities, cow dung procurement center and storage
Godhan Nyaya Yojana Procurement centers will be built in SLRM centers, compost sheds, Gauthan with scales / form of Fermi etc located in cities. The sale of cow dung will be done at the Godhan Nyaya Yojana Procurement Center by registered livestock owners. After purchasing cow dung, cattle transportation charges will be paid by the group as per the rate fixed by the government.
Article: Neglect of Indian languages is also not appropriate due to English - Taran Prakash Sinha
Raipur. He was interviewed on the BBC after Mark Tully retired. In which he was asked that you have been associated with India for so long, what difference has come, after attaining independence? His answer was that even after the end of English rule, anglicised rule exists here and no one wants to speak here in their own language.
Nelson Mandela's statement is that if a person is spoken in the language that he understands, then it goes to his mind, but if it is spoken in his own language then it goes to his heart. In our country full of diversity, there are many languages and despite all the important but many languages, English is still the standard for a person to be intelligent and knowledgeable.
Indian languages Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, etc. are all rich and rich in literature, but it is a pity that English is still the rule. It is said that the British left and the English left. It is not intended to say here that English is a bad language. English has its own international importance and English is also necessary, but due to English, neglect of Indian languages is also not appropriate. Many times the background of the person also determines his hold on the language. In today's technological age it can be easily translated from one language to another. The question is only important. French, German people speak their own language and not in English.
Important decision of state government to preserve Chhattisgarhi folk art and culture : Chhattisgarh's art and culture will flourish under the banner of Chhattisgarh Culture Council: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Formation of Chhattisgarh Culture Council approved in the Cabinet Meeting chaired by Chief Minister
Procedure to constitute Chhattisgarh Culture Council has been commenced as per the decision of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, with the objective to save, cherish and promote the folk arts and culture of Chhattisgarh. After 20 years of state formation, initiative has been taken to make integrated efforts under the same roof for development of art, music and literature in Chhattisgarh. The formation of Chhattisgarh Culture Council has been duly approved in the cabinet meeting held on Tuesday, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel. All the units of the Culture Department will be integrated under this council.
Before the formation of Chhattisgarh state, all cultural activities in Chhattisgarh were conducted from Bhopal. After the formation of the state, Chhattisgarhi got recognition as official language. Many institutions were also established, but due to lack of coordination, the desired results in the direction of cultural development could not be achieved till date. He said that his government has worked from the very beginning to instill a sense of pride in the culture of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh not only announced holidays on festivals like women's festival Teeja, farmers' festival Hareli and Govardhan Puja, but also commenced the tradition of celebrating these festivals in his residence office. Decision has been taken to prepare text books in Gondi, Halbi language for imparting education in schools. To preserve indigenous cuisine of the state, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to establish Garhkaleva in all the districts. However, all these activities should be conducted in an organized manner so as to achieve the best possible results in the direction of preserving the art and culture of the state. Hence, the decision to constitute Chhattisgarh Culture Council as a composite platform has been taken.
The main objective of Chhattisgarh Culture Council is to promote and protect literature, music, dance, theater, paintings and sculpture, cinema and tribal and folk arts in the state. For this, the Council will identify, preserve and promote cultural heritage. The development of forums, art-museums, galleries for creative culture, along with the establishment of national level forums in the state will be ensured by the council. The Chhattisgarh Culture Council will also work in the direction of promoting cultural institutions, felicitating and encouraging creative people, and also for the production and promotion of excellent cinema.
Another important task which has been entrusted to the Chhattisgarh Culture Council is to establish a lively dialogue of Chhattisgarh with prestigious arts, culture and education related institutions of national-level. As per the culture policy of the state, Chhattisgarhi culture will be promoted by establishing coordination between school education department, higher education department and other government departments concerned. Research and creation on literary-social subjects will be encouraged and supported. The Council will be integrate the fellowships, awards given to cultural workers and institutions for various disciplines.Sahitya Academy, Kala Academy, Tribal Folk Arts Academy, Chhattisgarh Film Development Corporation, Chhattisgarh Sindhi Academy, Chhattisgarh Official Language Commission will be working under Chhattisgarh Culture Council.
Famous Tibetan carpet industry of Mainpat will now be revived : Minister Guru Rudrakumar : Handicraft Development Board providing regular employment to migrant labourers
On instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and under the guidance of Gramodyog Minister Guru Rudrakumar, famous Tibetan patterned carpet industry is being revived. Minister Guru Rudrakumar said that as per the vision of State Government, Gramodyog Department is providing reguar employment to migrant labourers as per the action plan. Moreover, the department is providing every possible support to create better employmen opportunities in rural areas.
General Manager (Development) of Chhattisgarh Handicraft Development Board Mr. Shankar Lal Dhurve informed that with the aim to provide regular employment to the carpet weavers of Sarguja district, famous tibetan pattern carpet industry of Mainpat is being revived. Chhattisgah Handicraft Development Board has started carpet making center in Rekhapar area of Mainpat, where 20 carpet weavers have started weaving carpets. Further expansion of this work is in process. Through these centers, more than 100 carpet weavers will be provided employment. He informed that because of corona infection, a large number of weavers from Batauli, Sitapur, who used to go all the way to Bhadohi and Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh) for weaving work, cannot go there and are unemployed now. Board has taken the initiative to provide employment to these weavers, by engaging them in the carpet weaving centers.
Raipur : Cabinet’s Decision
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today chaired Cabinet Meeting at his residence office in capital city Raipur, wherein following important decisions were taken:-
• Ambitious programme outline of Godhan Nyay Yojana has been approved to make gauthans, sanctioned under Narva, Garua, Ghurua aur Bari Yojana, more employment-oriented. This scheme will be started in the state from the day of Hareli Festival. Till date, construction of nearly 5300 gauthans have been sanctioned in the state, out of which construction of 2408 in rural areas and construction of 377 gauthans in urban areas has been completed, from where implementation of the scheme shall begin.
In these gauthans, cowdung will be procured from cow and buffalo owners through gauthan samitis and the procured cowdung will be utilized to make vermi-compost and other products. This will not only promote organic farming but will also create new employment opportunities, encourage protection of cows stop open grazing and will expand the double crop area, creating source of extra income of livestock owners.
Cabinet Committee recommended procurement of cowdung at the rate of Rs 1.50 per kg from livestock owners in villages with cowsheds (gauthan). Cabinet approved the cowdung procurement rate at Rs 2 per kg, including the transport cost.
Cabinet also approved selling of vermi-compost produced under the scheme through cooperative societies to farmers at the rate of Rs 8 per kg. And Cabinet has also decided to include vermi-compost under the goods section of short-term agricultural loan of LAMPUS and Primary Agriculture Credit Cooperative Society.
• Cabinet has decided to merge remaining batch of teachers (panchayat and urban body cadre) who have completed service period of two years or more, under School Education Department from November 1, 2020. This will benefit 16 thousand 278 teachers.
• Revising the circular issued by General Administration Department regarding appointment on compassionate ground dated 14/06/2013, Cabinet has decided that if brother/sister is minor then the employer should get an interim application from unmarried deceased government servant’s parents in the context and the minor family member (brother/sister) should be given appointment on compassionate grounds after they qualify as adults, based on their educational qualifications on posts of Grade-III/IV.
• Cabinet has decided to temporarily relax the provision for depositing advance tax payable in advance if the vehicle or license is kept in use for a period of two months and to provide complete exemption in the monthly tax payable in the month of June for passenger buses under Section 21 of Chhattisgarh Motor Vehicles Taxation Act 1991.
• Cabinet has decided to give exemption in Stamp Duty / Registration Fee payable for change of land ownership rights on the ‘nazul patta’ alloted at non-concessional and concessional rates, on allotment of government land in urban areas, and for settlement of encroached land.
Under which the stamp duty payable on allotment / settlement and transfer of deeds to the owner of land has been fixed at 5 percent and after providing maximum exemption, cess has been fixed at Rs. 2 thousand.
Cabinet has decided to provide a rebate of 4 per cent of the registration fee payable on the allotment / administration and registration deeds of the land owner, of up to Rs 2000.
One percent additional (urban body) fee on stamp duty payable on allotment / settlement of land and change in landowner rights has been completely waived.
All these exemptions will remain in effect till 31 March 2021.
• Cabinet has decided to distribute 5 kg rice per person per month from July 2020 to November 2020 on ration cards (except APL category) issued under the Chhattisgarh Food Security Act, the same way is provided on the ration cards of the National Food Security Act. In this regard, the maximum entitlement of total food grains per person / card per month will be equal to the maximum entitlement of food grains issued under CGFS and NFSA.
• Cabinet has decided to distribute one kg chickpeas per card per month from July 2020 to November 2020 on ration cards issued under Chhattisgarh Food Security Act (except APL cards).
• Chhattisgarh State Government Guarantee Rules-2003 amendment draft has been approved.
• Decision to make probational appointment for three years on all the posts of direct recruitment has been taken.
• Cabinet has decided to constitute the "Indravati Basin Development Authority" for the overall development of the territory falling under the Chhattisgarh state border of Indravati river valley.
• The draft for amendment in Chhattisgarh Industrial Land and Management Rules-2015 has been approved.
• Cabinet has decided to conduct construction related works in the Forest Department through open tender process through contractual method.
• The Government of Chhattisgarh has decided to reimburse the equivalent amount of State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) payable for admission on the screening of the film 'Chhapak'.
• Cabinet has approved to create 02 new posts of Additional Advocate General in Advocate General Office Bilaspur.
• Decision to discontinue the Chhattisgarh State Law Commission has been taken. Cabinet has decided to attach the 6 employees currently working in the Commission, on the same posts held by them in the Ministry of Law and Legislative Affairs Department of the state on contractual basis only as per the rules.
• Permission granted for regularization of employees under 'casual and accidental establishment' of the non-government organization Ramakrishna Mission Ashram Narayanpur.
• The draft for amendment in the Chhattisgarh State Administrative Service (Classification, Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1975 has been approved.
• The appointment of Mr. Taman Singh Sonwani on the post of Chairman, Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission has been approved.
• New priority program for the state of Chhattisgarh approved in the Cabinet Meeting today.
• Amending the Chhattisgarh Government Work (Allocation) Rules, the allotment of the cause of protection of socially excluded and mentally oppressed people to Social Welfare Department has been approved.
• Notification dated 23 January 2020 that was issued to repeal the 'Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan (Persons detained for MISA / DIR political or social reasons) Samman Nidhi Rules, 2008' has been amended and approevd to repeal the same from January 2019 in retrospective effect.
• Dr. Alok Shukla (retired IAS) has been given post-facto approval for three-year contractual appointment on the vacant unclassified post of Principal Secretary.
• The draft was approved for amendment in the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (Conditions of Service) Regulations, 2001.
• Cabinet has decided to finalize the rates for all the works related to drinking water supply facility in all the villages of the state through tender procedure, collected via invitation for Expression of Interest for providing drinking water supply through domestic tap connection under Jal Jeevan Mission. Cabinet has decided to ensure implementation of the mission via selected agencies.
• Draft of Chhattisgarh Rent Control (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 has been approved for amendment in Chhattisgarh Rent Control Act 2011.
Under this, State Government will appoint retired judge of High Court or retired District Judge as Chairman of Rent Control Tribunal.
• Post-facto approval of the notification issued for 2% relaxation on the currently applicable registration fee (i.e. 4 percent of the guideline value of the property) on sale of residential houses and flats with market value of upto Rs 75 lakh, till 31 March 2021.
• As per the Cabinet’s decision, State Government will provide the loss amount of 32.88 crore (incurred under the Public Distribution System) to the cooperative sugar factories and the tax will be adjusted against the outstanding loans on the cooperative sugar factories.
• Formation of Chhattisgarh Sanskriti Parishad has been approved for ensuring uniformity in all the units conducted under Culture Department.
Chief Minister will be the chairman of this council and Culture Minister will be the Vice-Chairman. Besides, people from literature and art field, elected members of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, elected members from Chhattisgarh in Parliament, non-government members (directors and presidents of divisions) will be nominated by the government as members of this council.
• Cabinet has decided to permit establishment of bio-ethanol product units in the state on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode under special incentive package of the state's Industrial Fund 2019-24.
• Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (CSIDC) approved the policy of purchasing private land with mutual consent for industrial purpose.
Chief Minister approved Nirmala, the 12th passed first student of Birhor tribe, for further studies, voluntary grant of one lakh rupees: assured all possible help and job for studies.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has sanctioned an amount of one lakh rupees from voluntary grant for further studies to Kumari Nirmala, the first student to pass class XII of the extinct Birhor Special Backward Tribe of the state. He has also assured Nirmala a government job and free education for further studies.
Nirmala met the Chief Minister Mr. Baghel at his residence office here today. The Chief Minister applauded Nirmala for her education and gave her her blessings for a bright future. He presented Nirmala a laptop on behalf of the Shobha Tah Foundation. Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey and Urban Development Minister Dr. Shiv Dahria, Founder of the Foundation Mr. Anil Tah and colleague Mr. Amar Gidwani were present on the occasion.
Kumari Nirmala is the first student of Birhor tribe, who has passed 12 board exams this year as a regular student with 58 percent marks. The father of Nirmala, resident of Jhurgaon of Duldula development block of Jashpur district, Mr. Kunwarram, mother Mrs. Birsamani Bai, Mr. Jageshwar Ram of Birhor Samaj also met the Chief Minister. On being asked by the Chief Minister, Nirmala said that she wants to become a teacher after completing her studies. Nirmala's father Mr. Kunwarram collects and wages forest produce.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel administers oath to 15 Parliamentary Secretaries : Oath of office and secrecy taken by Parliamentary Secretaries in a ceremony held at Chief Minister's residence
Good opportunity for Parliamentary Secretaries to learn from rich experiences of Senior Ministers
Newly appointed Parliamentary Secretaries associated with Ministers
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 15 MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries in a simple and dignified ceremony held at his Raipur residence premises this evening.
Among the newly appointed parliamentary secretaries, Shri Chintamani Maharaj took oath in Sanskrit, while Shri Parasnath Rajwade, Mrs. Ambika Singhdev, Shri Chandradev Prasad Rai, Shri Dwarkadhish Yadav, Shri Gurudayal Singh Banjare, Shri Indrashah Mandavi, Shri Kunwarsingh Nishad, Dr. Mrs. Rashmi Ashish Singh, Shri Rekhchand Jain, Ms. Shakuntala Sahu, Shri Shishupala Sori, Shri U.D. Minj, Shri Vikas Upadhyay and Shri Vinod Sevan Lal Chandrakar took oath in Hindi.
After the swearing in, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel congratulated and extended his best wishes to all the newly appointed Parliamentary Secretaries. He said that all Parliamentary Secretaries would get an opportunity to work with experienced ministers. He urged newly appointed Parliamentary Secretaries to take this as an opportunity to learn and fulfill their responsibilities in a better way. In his address, Chief Minister said that in order to succeed, public representatives need to get hold of their areas, have knowledge of administrative work and get proficient in the activities of the Legislative Assembly.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that Chhattisgarh has been amongst the leading states in the country in prevention of Corona pandemic and providing relief to the people. For this, he appreciated the contribution of common citizens, administration, public representatives and social organizations. Chief Minister said that the challenge of Corona crisis is not over yet, it will have to be fought. He also appealed to strictly adhere to all the measures of protection. He also referred to the Rajiv Gandhi Nyay Yojana on this occasion. The Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh is the first state in the country and the world, which is going to start the purchase of cow dung for 2 rupees under the Godhan Nyay Yojana. At the ceremony, the people supported the Godhan Nyay Yojana by clapping. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel further said that the Government of Chhattisgarh has provided funds directly to farmers, villagers, tribals and workers during various Corona crisis period through various schemes and programs. This is the reason why the recession has not affected Chhattisgarh. The state government has followed public welfare policies, due to which the economy of Chhattisgarh has been stable.
On this occasion, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Dr. Charan Das Mahant, MP Shri P.L. Punia, MP Smt. Jyotsna Mahant, all ministers of the state government, MLAs, officials of various institutions including several people's representatives and senior officials of the state government were present. The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by Chief Secretary Shri R.P. Mandal, while the vote of thanks was given by Shri D. D. Singh, Secretary, General Administration Department.
Soon after the swearing-in program, with the approval of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, an order was issued to associate all the newly appointed Parliamentary Secretaries with Ministers. Under this, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Dwarkadhish Yadav has been given the charge of School Education and Tribal Development Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam, Mr. Vinod Sevan Chandrakar and Mr. Gurudayal Singh Banjare have been associated with Health and Panchayat Minister Mr. T.S. Singhdev. Shri Chandradev Prasad Rai and Shri Shishupal Sori with Minister of Forests and Transport Shri Mohammad Akbar, Ms. Shakuntala Sahu with Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Mr. Ravindra Chaubey, Mr. Vikas Upadhyay and Shri Chintamani Maharaj with Home and Public Works Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Smt. Ambika Singhdev to Public Health Engineering and Village Industries Minister Shri Guru Rudrakumar and Shri U.D. Minj has been associated with Commercial Tax (Excise) and Industries Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma.
Parliamentary Secretary Shri Parasnath Rajwade to Higher Education and Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Mr. Umesh Patel, Mr. Indrashah Mandavi to Revenue and Commercial Tax (Registration and Stamps) Minister Mr. Jaysingh Agarwal, Mr. Kunwarsingh Nishad to Food and Culture Minister Mr. Amarjit Bhagat, Dr. Mrs. Rashmi Ashish Singh has been associated with the Minister of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Mrs. Anila Bhendia and Mr. Rekhchand Jain has been associated with Urban Administration and Labour Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahariya.
NGOs willing to work in the field of food processing and value addition of forest products will get all possible support: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister joins PEN IIT Global E-Conclave
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that the State Government will extend all possible support to NGOs wishing to work in the field of food processing, value addition of minor forest produce and forest medicines and skill upgradation of youth of Naxal affected areas. The Chief Minister today joined 'PEN IIT Global E-Conclave' through video conferencing from his residence office here. He said that there is a lot of potential to work in these areas in Chhattisgarh. Institutions wishing to work in these areas are welcome in Chhattisgarh.
Talking with Rajya Sabha MP Shri Jairam Ramesh in the Conclave, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that 44 percent of Chhattisgarh has forest cover. It has a rich wealth of minor forest produce and forest medicines. Apart from these, there is good production of fruits, flowers, agriculture and horticultural crops in Chhattisgarh. There are many products including Kodo-Kutki, which are in demand all over the world, if there is value addition in these products of Chhattisgarh, then the local youth, women will get good employment opportunities and the producers will get good value for their price. Mr. Baghel also urged Penn IITs to cooperate in value addition and marketing of finished products.
Mr. Baghel called for the Naxalite challenge in the Global e-Conclave to provide measures for prevention and prevention of Kovid-19 infection, to sustain economic activities during lockdown, to provide employment and income to laborers and forest dwellers from collection of MNREGA and minor forest produce. Detailed information on the strategy of the state government to deal with. The Chief Minister said that to promote the trade of agro-horticulture, small forest produce and forestry in Chhattisgarh, the Buyers-Sellers Meet was organized by the state government, in which 128 institutions from many countries participated. The state government has taken initiative from the Union Ministry of Aviation to provide cargo transportation facilities in Raipur.
The Chief Minister said that in Chhattisgarh production of lac is also done on a large scale. To promote it further, lac production has been given the status of farming. The state government is also seriously considering giving agriculture status to Cosa production. A tender has also been called for setting up a plant for the production of ethanol from paddy and sugarcane. Even today, 70 percent people in the state depend on agriculture. There is a lot of potential to set up plants for food processing and value addition in all the development blocks of the state.
The Chief Minister said that during the lockdown, necessary economic activities were continued in Chhattisgarh. MNREGA works were started on a large scale, with a maximum of 26 lakh people employed. The work of collection of small forest produce also continued, the global recession did not affect Chhattisgarh due to measures like purchase of paddy for 2500 rupees, debt relief of farmers. It was the effort of the state government that money should come to the people.
Regarding the prevention and prevention measures of corona infection, the Chief Minister said that people coming from abroad were identified and placed in home quarantine. Around six and a half million workers and others returned to Chhattisgarh during the lockdown. Work has started in almost all industries of Chhattisgarh, in which one and a half lakh people have got employment. Chhattisgarh produced the largest number of steel during lockdown. During the lockdown, the Chief Minister's Suraksha Abhiyan was also continued. As a result, the number of malnourished children decreased by 13 percent. The Chief Minister gave information about Suraji village scheme ‘Narva, Garuva, Ghurwa and Bari’ scheme, Godhan Nyaya Yojana, tree plantation campaign in Global Conclave. The Chief Minister said that the tribals have increased confidence in the state government. The state government has returned 4200 acres of land acquired from 1700 tribals in Lohandiguda, after testing the revoked forest rights pattas, and has again started distributing forest rights certificates to the eligible beneficiaries. So far, four and a half lakh forest rights leases have been distributed in the state. Mukhyamantri Haat Bazaar Clinic Scheme was launched to provide better health facilities in all areas including tribal areas, which yielded good results. Schools in Sukma that had been closed for 13 years were re-started. In Bastar and Surguja, Junior Service Selection Board was formed for the recruitment of local youth to the third and fourth class posts.