Herbal gulal made from flowers found at Chief Minister's residence
Chief Minister appreciated the initiative of women groups
On the occasion of this Holi, women of Bihaan self-help group have prepared herbal gulal from flowers offered in the Bhoramdev temple of Kawardha and bouquets received from the Chief Minister's residence and have given people the opportunity to play Holi in herbal color.A delegation of the Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel from the Serikheri Women's Self-Help Group of Raipur District and Jai Ganga Mayya Women's Self-Help Group of Kabirdham District met her at her residence office here today and presented her with herbal gulal made from flowers.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel extended his congratulations and best wishes to the women's groups on the activities conducted for the manufacture of herbal gulal. She was very appreciative of the innovative initiatives of these women's groups. Herbal gulal is being made by women groups in the temples and using flowers from the Chief Minister's residence in the best manner.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said - I am heartened to know that women have used the flowers that come out after worship from the temples to make good use. Similarly, marriage, marriage and other programs, flowers originating from the Chief Minister's residence are also being used to make herbal gulal.
I thank all these women for this. The women of Serikheri in Raipur district have made 8 quintals of Gulal so far. Not only this, the pages and wrappers of bouquets and bouquets are being used by these women to pack soaps and they are using flowers and other bouquets etc. to make organic manure.
Similarly, herbal gulal is being made by the flowers offered by the devotees in the famous Shri Bhoramdev temple in the name of Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh by Jai Ganga Mayya Women's Self-Help Group of Kabirdham district. By this, 4 quintals of Gulal prepared so far have been sold in the market and earned an income of Rs 52 thousand.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel also appreciated the herbal gulal prepared by Jai Ganga Mayya Women's Self-Help Group in 9 different colors. Around 200 to 300 kg flowers are offered daily by devotees at the Sri Bhoramdev Temple, which rises to 400 to 500 kg at the end of the week.
Raipur: This time in Lokvani, there will be talk on the topic of 'equalizing women'
Lokvani's upcoming episode airs on March 8
The 8th episode of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's monthly radio talk Lokvani will be telecast on March 8. This time in the Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel Lokvani will talk to the people of the state on the subject of 'equal opportunity for women'. Broadcasting of Lokvani to all FM stations in Chhattisgarh. Radio and regional news channels will air from 10.30 am to 10.55 am.
Raipur : Delegation of Halba tribal community pays courtesy call on Chief Minister
Delegation of Halba community, Sihava-Nagri led by community head Mr. Mohan Pujari today paid courtesy call on Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel at his office in Vidhan Sabha premise. They invited Chief Minister as Chief Guest of the annual convention of the community to be organized in village Malhari of Nagri block in Dhamtari district. Chief Minister thanked the delegation for the invitation and extended best wishes for success of the event. Delegation included Mr. Kishore Kashyap, Mr. Umesh Dev and Mr. Anil Kashyap along with office-beares and members of the community.
Chief Minister joins Sant Pawan Diwan's tribute meeting and honor ceremony
Chief Minister joins Sant Pawan Diwan's tribute meeting and honor ceremony
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel was addressing a tribute gathering and honoring ceremony organized at the fourth saint memory of Sant Pawan Dewan at Vipra cultural building located in Samta Colony, capital Raipur today. It was organized by the Vipra Cultural Building Management Committee under the auspices of the Chhattisgarhi Brahmin Society. Two poets and litterateurs Shri Daneshwar Sharma and Shri Rameshwar Vaishnav were also honored with Sant Pawan Diwan Samman in the program.
Apart from this, the collection of saint poet Pawan Diwan-literature by Dr. Pardeshi Ram Verma was released. The function was chaired by Dr. Charan Das Mahant, Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Shri Ravindra Chaubey was present as a special guest on the occasion.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that the contribution of saint poet Pawan Dewan in the self-respect and prestige and prosperity of Chhattisgarh, including the salvation of the downtrodden and exploited sections of the society, can never be forgotten. In his poetic world, tribal laborers and peasants have the highest importance.
His poems are the glory of Chhattisgarh and the worship of Mati. These poems also illustrate the need for progressive democratic life values and meaningful politics for equality, unity. Chief Minister Shri Baghel informed that the Chhattisgarh government is following the path of these great personalities and all-round development of the state is being continuously given momentum.
He also informed about the necessary initiative to make his statues in various squares and intersections of Nava Raipur and naming them in the name of great personalities to make their great contributions sustainable.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel also informed that necessary initiatives are being taken in the state to include his biography and contributions in courses ranging from Primary to Higher Secondary School. He also informed about the development including the renovation of Mata Kaushalya Temple at Chandkuri and the ongoing development of Ram Van Gaman Path in the state as per the wish of Sant Pawan Dewan.
: Chhattisgarh ranks first in terms of Development Works : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Raipur, 28 February 2020/ Third supplementary grants worth nearly Rs one thousand 625 crore 65 lakh 61 thousand 600 for fiscal year 2019-20 passed with voice vote in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. With this, the total size of main budget and three supplementary budget for fiscal year 2019-20 has expanded to Rs one lakh 6 thousand 413 crore.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, in response to the discussion on third supplementary demands, said that State’s third supplementary budget includes provisions for welfare of farmers, women and children as well as other sections of the society. Mr. Baghel said that according to the Reserve Bank of India’s report for year 2019-20, Chhattisgarh is on the top rank in country in terms of expenditure on development-oriented works. 77.8% of the State’s total budget is being spent on development-oriented works. Likewise, 46.1% of the state’s budget is being spent on social sector, which is more than national average, State’s total credit capacity is 21.68% of the GSDP and 5.9% of the interest payment revenue recovery, which is least among all the states. In this way, committed expenditure is only 19.3% of the total budget, which is the minimum among all the states.
Talking about the main provisions of third supplementary budget, Chief Minister said that Rs 200 crore has been provisioned for premium installment under Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme. Including the amount provisioned for premium of Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme in the main budget, the total amount provisioned for the purpose is total Rs 516 crore. He informed that Rs 2 crore 87 lakh has been provisioned for procurement of tractor and other equipment. Chief Minister said that Rs 10 crore has been provisioned for salary allowance of Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Rs 7 crore 67 lakh for transport allowance of milk producers, and Rs 107 crore 28 lakh for chickpeas distribution of antyoday and priority ration card holder of families.Including the provisions of main budget, total Rs 278 crore has been provisioned for chickpeas distribution. Rs 202 crore 97 lakh has been provisioned for sugar distribution to ration card holders and including the provisions of main budget, total Rs 303 crore has been provisioned for this purpose. In Bastar region, 31 rural roads will be constructed under Rural Road Program Phase-II, and 14 bridges will be constructed under NABARD funded Jawahar Setu Yojana. Likewise, nine bridges will be constructed in Sarguja. Chief Minister informed that the third supplementary budget includes provision of Rs 202 crore for rural livelihood mission and total provisioned amount for this purpose include the main budget is 508 crore. Rs 177 crore has been provisioned for half electricity bill scheme, and including the provision of main budget, the total amount provisioned for this purpose is Rs 977 crore. Likewise the third supplementary budget includes provision of Rs 35 crore for Saubhagya Yojana, Rs 9.90 crore for adhar registration under Intengrated Child Development Scheme, Rs 15.40 crore for equipment procurement to monitor nourishment of children under Integrated Child Service Scheme.
Women's group of Ghogha Gauthan made a profit by selling 58 quintal vermi fertilizer:
The dream of Suraji village plan came true
Villagers are now benefiting from the ambitious scheme of Chhattisgarh government like Narva, Garwa, Ghurwa and Bari. Women of Ravidas Self Help Group in Adarsh Gowthan Ghoolag development block of Kabirdham district are getting financial benefits by selling vermicompost fertilizer from cow dung of Gauthan. The group has sold 55 quintal vermicompost at the rate of Rs 10 per kg to the horticulture department.
The fertilizer produced by the group has been demanded by government departments as well as private institutions. Demand for 1 tonne vermicompost has been kept by the Self Help Group working mainly in the district. Many works are being done to strengthen the rural economy under Suraji village scheme.
The cow dung available in Gothan has got many sources for income including vermicompost manure. The Chairman of Ravidas Women's Self Help Group, Mrs. Vimala Bai said that by selling 55 quintals of fertilizer to the horticulture department, the group will have an income of about 55 thousand rupees.
Apart from this, 3 quintal vermicompost manure has been sold in the market some time ago, due to which a profit of Rs 3000 has already been taken. The group's secretary Mrs. Pushpa Bai informed that 10 quintal of manure is being prepared by the group at Gauthan in Ghogha, which will be available for sale in the coming time. Members of the group are doing this work from their village itself, which is getting very good income.
Raipur: Chief Minister gave instructions to collectors to assess crop damage: Financial assistance will be given to affected farmers under Revenue Book Circular
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has instructed all the collectors of the state to assess the damage done to the crops due to unseasonal rain and hailstorm and report within a week. It is noteworthy that in view of the possibility of loss of crops of farmers due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms in various places of the state, the Chief Minister has instructed the District Collectors to survey it immediately in the affected areas. The Chief Minister has instructed to provide financial subsidy to the affected farmers as per the provision contained in Revenue Book Circular 6-4, if the crop loss due to natural disaster is more than 33 percent. A letter has been sent by the Revenue Department to all the collectors of the state to provide information about crop damage within a week. In the letter, information has been sent to the revenue department's email id firstname.lastname@example.org or fax number 2510823 to send information about crop damage and grants-in-aid due to unseasonal rain and hailstorm.
Raipur: Business Advisory Committee Meeting
A meeting of the Business Advisory Committee was held in the Committee Room of the Legislative Assembly here today under the chairmanship of the Speaker Dr. Charan Das Mahant. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Leader of Opposition Shri Dharamlal Kaushik, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey and members of the committee were present.
Raipur : State Government’s quick decision making and initiatives have appeared as a ray of hope for all the sections of society
Budget session of Legislative Assembly commences with Governor Uikey’s address
Budget session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly commenced today with Governor Ms Anusuiya Uikey’s address. In her adresss to the fifth Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly session today, Ms Uikey said- I congratulate all of you for making Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha an institution of ideal traditions and excellent working system. I strongly believe that in new year 2020 as well, all the members will continue to fulfill their responsibilities with complete honesty and dedication.
Governor said that it is a matter of pride that Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha decided to conduct special programme all year round on the occasion of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi, which commenced on October 2, 2019. This one-of-a-kind initiative has glorified the name of Chhattisgarh in the country. Honouring the cultural heritage and great personas of the state, my government has taken a positive initiative in the direction of developing Bhagwan Ram Van Gaman Paripath, Swami Vivekananda Memorial in Raipur. She further said that the support of the assembly in extended the duration of reservation for SC/ST according to Indian Constitution is commendable. My government’s quick decison making and various initiatives have given ray of hope to scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, minority section and backward sections of society. Elections in urbanbodies and three-tier panchayat-raj institutions of the state have been conducted with complete transparency, unbiasedness and thereby, democracy has been empowered at the grassroot-level. I congratulate the teams involved and voters for fulfilling this important responsibility.
Initiative to free innocent tribal people from criminal cases
Governor said that one year ago, many tribal families in Bastar were in trouble due to criminal cases. To address this problem, my government has constituted a committee led by Justice AK Patnayak. On recommendation of this committee, the process to free innocent tribal people from cases has been initiated, which is a big financial and social relief for them. Lohandiguda in Bastar has become a symbol of tribal justice. My government has succeeded in ensuring their ‘Jal-Jungle-Zameen’ rights to tribal people. It is a matter of joy that within just one month of formation, thegovernment has completed all the procedured of returning land to tribal people and has proved that my government is committed to ensure proper implementation of Rehabilitation Act. He said that my government has decided to implement various provisions of Scheduled Tribe and other Traditional Forest Dwellers Act-2006 to benefit maxmum number of people. Under this act, the cases dismissed before will be reconsidered. Major steps have been taken to distribute Community Forest Rights Certificates on a large scale. My government has taken heed of Abujhmad, the area which was neglected for decades and special initiative has been taken to provide forest land right certificates to people there.
Collection Centres established in more than a thousand haat bazaars for procurement of small forest produce at support price
Governor said that our government has made joint forest management committees responsible for nearly 55% of the total forest cover of the state. In the same sequence, 15 lakh people of Scheduled Tribe and five lakh members of Scheduled Caste are participating in development and expansion of infrastructures and livelihood opportunities, under 7887 forest management committees of 11 thousand 185 villages. Committee members are being provided skill development training. He said that my government has increased the wage rate for collection of tendupatra from Rs 2500 per standard sack to Rs 4000 standard sack, because of which nearly Rs 602 crores have been paid to more thand 15 lakh families in last one year. Taking a step ahead, my government has increased the number of minor forest produce procured at minimum support price from 8 to 22. Van-Dhan Vikas Kendra have been established in more than a thousand haat-bazaars of the state. More than 50 thousand tribal women have been associated with these centers. The amount of compensation provided in cases of casualty due to wild attack has been increased from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 6 lakh, and the work to establish ‘Lemru Elephant Reserve’ in 1995 sq kms of Korba, Katghora, Dharamjaigarh, Sarguja forest divisions.
Several steps taken in the direction of strengthening democratic systems
Governor said that my government has increased the amount of scholarship to Rs 1000 per month for students living in pre-matric hostels and residential schools, to provide better education facilities to the children belonging to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe. The food allowance for students in post-matric hostels has been increased to Rs 700 per month. 17 new Eklavya Model Schools have been started. To improve quality of education, my government is recruiting nearly 15 thousand permanent teachers, out of which more than 7 thousand teachers are being recruited for schools in tribal regions. Keeping in view the population of tribal youth in Korba district, My government has extended the duration for recruitment on posts of Grade-III and IV under district cadre till December 31, 2021. ‘Special Junior Employee Selection Board’ has been constituted to pace up the recruitment of local youth in Bastar and Sarguja Divisions. Several initiatives have been taken to provide skill development and vocational training. Governor said- my government has taken several steps to strengthen democratic systems in the state. Separate tribal development authorities have been constituted for Bastar, Sarguja and Central Zone.
Effective steps taken to bring administration closer to public through decentralization
Governor said that my government has taken effective steps to decentralize administration in order to bring administration closer to public and to benefit maxmimum number of people under various schemes. In the same sequence,28th district of the state ‘Gaurela- Pendra-Marwahi’ was constituted on February 10, 2020. Three-tier Panchayat Raj Institutions have also been expanded. Remote villages have been reorganized to constitute 704 new gram panchayats, which includes 496 new panchayats in scheduled areas. High-level committee has been constituted to make rules for PESA areas. Under MNREGA, employment of total 685 lakh human days was generated, out of which employment of 287 lakh human days has been provided to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Section. My Government has provided food and nutrition security to nearly 65 lakh families through Universal PDS. The promise to provide 35kg rice has been kept, which includes distribution of rice at Rs 1/kg to nearly 26 lakh families on ‘antyoday’, ‘priority’, ‘annapoorna’ ration cards. She said that My government has made special arrangements to provide nutrition security in tribal areas. Free refined iodized salt is being distributed to families on ‘antyoday’ and ‘priority’ ration cards. In scheduled Development Blocks and Mada area, nearly 25 lakh families are being provided 2kg chana at Rs 5/kg . In Bastar Division, to eradicate iron deficiency in women and children, two kg jaggery is being distributed at Rs 17/kg under ration cards of ‘antyoday’, ‘priority’ and Chief Minister Foodgrain Support Scheme category, from January 2020.
Government has won trust of farmers through its farmer welfare initiatives
Governor said that to present the rich tribal cultural heritage of the state in front of the world, my government organized National Tribal Dance Festival, in which 24 states, six other countries and 1800 artists participated. Moreover, My government has kept the promise of procuring paddy from farmers at Rs 2500, waiving off short-term agricultural loans, procuring cord at support price, promoting horticulture crops. Government has taken many decisions in farmers’ interest to increase the income. As a result, a new record of distributing interest-free agriculture loans worth Rs 4 thousand crore in one year. Sugar producted in cooperative sugar factories of state are being consumed under Public Distribution System. Ethanol Plant is being established in cooperative sugar factories of Pandariya and Ambikapur. Efforts are being made to produce ethanol from paddy. Governor said that Corn Processing Unit is being established in village Kokodi of Kondagaon district at the cost of Rs 136 crores.
Rural Culture and Rural Economic Development got a new direction
Governor said that my government has given a new direction to rural culture and rural economy through its commendable initiative ‘Narva, Garva, Ghurva, Bari’, under which steps have been taken to develop more than 1000 water reservoirs in a scientific manner. cowsheds are being established in more than 4000 gram panchayats. Under Ghurva programme, nearly 3 lakh 14 thousand metric tons of organic fertilizers are being manufactured and utilized. Now this programme will be expanded across the state. My government has made consolidated efforts under its water resource policy. Irrigation Development Authority has been constituted.
Many steps taken to promote Gramodyog
Governor said that my government is working tirelessly to empower panchayats and to ensure public participation. Eligibility criteria of minimum educational qualification has been removed under Chhattisgarh Panchayat Adhiniyam, 1993. In the same way, provision of nominating disable candidates has been made in case no disable candidate is elected. For rural infrastructure development under PMGSY, projects worth nearly Rs 2210 crores have been sanctioned for construction of 355 roads of more than 3700 kms, 10 major bridges. Implementation of schemes such as Clean India Mission, CMGSY, Mukhyamantri Gram Gaurav Path has been paced up. Three thousand BC Sakhi Seva has been started to provide banking services at doorstep in rural areas. 32 new bank branches have been opened in eight naxal-affected districts in last one year. In the same way, 869 centres have been opened including branches and ATMs for convenience of people in rural areas. Governor said that my government has taken many measures to promote gramodyog. The carpet manufacturing work in Mainpat has been revived, government departments are procuring handloom fabrics worth nearly Rs 175 crore. Through International Seller-Buyer Meet, weavers, craftsmen, agro-horticulture-forest produces have been associated with buyers across the country and abroad.
Multidimensional efforts emphasized for all-round development of youth
Governor said that many steps are being taken to provide dignified income source, security and facilities to labourers in the state. Retirement age of workers in industrial establishments has been extended from 58 to 60 years. For welfare of unorganized labourers, a policy is being drafted. My government has emphasized on the multidimensional efforts for all-round development of youth, under which 10 new model colleges have been established, financial aid has been provided for infrastructure development in 54 colleges, and recruitment on 1500 posts of assistant professors, librarians and sports officers is in process. Six thousand seats have been sanctioned in 56 private colleges and nearly 4000 seats have been approved for 34 government colleges. It has been made compulsory to establish a girls hostel in every district. Chhattisgarh Sports Authority has been constituted, incentives for medal-winners of National tournaments have been increased, state-level youth fest was organized.
Governor also mentioned about various decisions of state government including lifting of ban on sale-purchase of small plots, reduction in guidelines by 30%, reduction in registration fee by 2%, which has brought relief to a large sectionof the society. Transaction of nearly one lakh small plots took place. She also mentioned about two important health schemes launched by State Government including ‘Dr Khubchand Baghel Swasthya Sahayta Yojana’ under which 56 lakh ‘priority and antyoday’ ration card holder families will be provided medical aid of upto Rs 5 lakh and remaining will be provided medical aid of upto Rs 50 thousand, and ‘Mukhyamantri Vishesh Sahayta Yojana’ under which medical aid worth upto Rs 20 lakh will be provided for treatment of rare and critical diseases. Governor also talked about ‘Mukhyamantri haat-Bazaar Clinic Yojana’ being conducted in tribal region, ‘Mukhyamantri Shahri Slum Yojana’ being implemented in urban areas, Malaria Mukt Bastar Abiyan underway in Bastar region. Governor Ms Uikey in her address to the assembly session talked in detail about State Government works under Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan. She also mentioned about the various other schemes of state government, decisions taken in larger interest of public and positive results of the same.
Raipur: Cricketer Anil Kumble met Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in Bengaluru
Former Indian cricketer Mr. Anil Kumble met courtesy during Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's stay in Bengaluru today. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has arrived in Bengaluru to attend the 'The Huddle 2020' event organized by The Hindu News Paper. It is worth mentioning that the organization run by Mr. Anil Kumble is working to promote physical development and sports for the school children of Tenwick Chhattisgarh state.