Chhattisgarh Employees-Officers Federation delegation pays courtesy call on Chief Minister
The Chief Ministers of the Chief Staff of the Chhattisgarh Employees-Federation Federation led by the Chief Convenor of the Federation of Chhattisgarh Employees-Officers Federation met courtesy Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today at his residence office here. The delegation submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister regarding various demands of the employees and officers of the state. The Chief Minister also appreciated the diligent participation of employee-officers during the Corona crisis in the state. On this occasion, Mr. RK Rizharia of the Federation, Mr. Satish Mishra, Mr. Sanjay Singh, Mr. Pankaj Pandey, Mr. Vijay Jha, Mr. BP Sharma, Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Dr. Laxman Bharati, Mr. Yashwant Verma and Mr. Ashok Raicha etc. are.
Chhattisgarh state topped in providing facilities to migrant workers during lockdown
97.80 percent migrant workers of the state got ration cent percent
Workers get quarantine facility
LPG connections to labor families, cash assistance, agricultural loans, MNREGA
Many facilities including employment
Chhattisgarh has been the top state in the country in providing facilities to the migrant workers who returned during the lockdown. The findings came from a survey conducted by the Interference Survey Statics and Research Foundation (ISSRF). It is noteworthy that on the initiative of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, rapid steps were taken to provide various kinds of facilities to the migrant workers in the state and many labor-friendly decisions were taken.
The Interference Survey and Statistics Foundation conducted a survey in six major migrant workers' returning states of Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Which focused on various basic facilities including livelihood, education, health provided to migrant workers during lockdown.
Quarantine facility was provided to 100 per cent migrant laborers returned to Chhattisgarh, 97.80 per cent migrant laborers were given ration as per eligibility free of cost and at concessional rates, LPG connection, cash assistance, agriculture and MNREGA employment and agricultural loans to laborer families. Facilities provided like Chhattisgarh ranks first among surveyed states in providing free LPG connections to workers.
The survey was conducted in 99 gram panchayats of Bilaspur, Dantewada, Jashpur, Mahasamund and Rajnandgaon. Which includes more than five hundred thousand migrant workers. The survey conducted in Chhattisgarh includes 28 in Bilaspur district, 15 in Dantewada, 20 in Jashpur, 19 in Mahasamund and 17 gram panchayats in Rajnandgaon. These gram panchayats were surveyed from 30 June to 28 July.
According to the survey, workers in Chhattisgarh can be divided into two categories. Workers engaged in non-agricultural work in the first category, who are 52.98 percent skilled, and in the second category iron and welding, 40.43 percent skilled in fabrication work. Chhattisgarh accounts for one third of the skilled workforce. 63.94 percent of construction workers from Chhattisgarh are skilled in construction cutting work.
A survey conducted by ISSRF on 'On Migraine Works' in 34 districts of Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal on migrant workers returning from cities to villages during lockdown on their livelihood and their status was done.
Raipur : Malaria-free Bastar campaign became a major success: a decrease of more than 65 per cent malaria cases this September as compared to last September in Bastar division
Two phases of the campaign have been completed, fight against malaria continued strongly with the fight against anaemia and malnutrition
The team of health department reached the most inaccessible and remote regions of Bastar and ensured malaria screening and it's speedy treatment and recovery.
The Malaria-free Bastar campaign is emerging as a huge success in the Bastar division. There has been a decrease of 65.53 per cent in cases of malaria in September-2020 as compared to September-2019 in the division. 4230 cases of malaria were found in seven districts of the division last September, whereas, a total of 1458 cases have been reported in September this year. Under the Malaria Free Bastar campaign, the first phase was conducted in January-February this year and the second phase in June-July. Under the first phase, 64 thousand 646 people were found to be infected with malaria after testing positive and were fully treated, from the 14 lakh six thousand people who were tested.
Within the second phase, the health department team examined 23 lakh 75 thousand people and pro
vided immediate treatment to 30 thousand 076 people suffering from malaria amid the challenges faced by the spread of Covid-19.
When compared with the cases of last year September with reference to this year's September, the impact of the malaria-free Bastar campaign affirmed the decrease of 75.2 per cent in Kanker district, 73.1 per cent in Kondagaon, 71.9 per cent in Sukma, 71.3 per cent in Bijapur, 57 per cent in Narayanpur, 54.7 per cent in Bastar and 54% in Dantewada. While there were 491 cases of malaria in Kanker district last September, only 122 cases have been reported this year. This year 79 cases have been reported, compared to 294 cases in Kondagaon in last September, 135 compared to 480 in Sukma, 377 compared to 1314 in Bijapur, 141 compared to 328 in Narayanpur, 269 compared to 594 in Bastar and 335 cases of malaria have been reported in Dantewada, compared to 729 cases of malaria last year.
On the special initiative and appeal by the Chief Minister Mr Bhupesh Baghel, the Malaria Free Bastar Campaign has been extended as a mass campaign in the entire Bastar division. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who visited Dantewada during the first phase of the campaign, administered the oath to the people to free Bastar in a public meeting. Health Minister Mr T.S. Singhdeo has been meeting the senior departmental officers and collectors of all the districts of Bastar, monitoring the campaign continuously and giving it necessary guidelines to ensure 100 per cent success.
As part of the Malaria Free Bastar Campaign, the health department team at both the stages has ensured, conducting the malaria screening of every person in the inaccessible and remote areas of Bastar surrounded by dense forests and mountains. Immediate treatment was provided when they were found to be malaria positive. Health workers were feeding the first dose to those found to be malaria positive to ensure complete treatment. The follow-up dose intake of the victims was monitored by local Mitannins. Empty Blister Packs were also stored after the victims had taken full doses of the drug.
During the campaign, a large number of people who were found to be malaria positive in Bastar division had no signs of malaria. Asymptomatic malaria causes anaemia and malnutrition. 57 per cent of asymptomatic cases were found to be malaria positive in the first phase and 60 per cent of people without symptoms in the second phase. The Malaria Free Bastar Campaign is also playing an important role in alleviating malaria along with anaemia and malnutrition.
Raipur : Chief Minister Mr. Baghel extends greetings of Navratri to people of the state
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has extended greetings of ‘Sharday Navratri’ to people of the state. On the occasion, he wished for peace, prosperity and progress for everyone. In his message released on the eve of Navratri, Mr. Baghel said that in this festival of honouring the divine feminine, nine avatars of Ma Durga are worshipped for nine days with utter devotion and faith. Devotees observe fast and ‘kanya pujan’ is organized. He said that Navratri is the festival of honouring Women Power. On the occasion, we should pledge to respect women, honour their dignity and to stop violence against them. Mr. Baghel said that we should be extra careful during the time of festivals to prevent spreading of corona infection. He appealed people of the state to avoid crowds and to follow all the precautionary measures.
Raipur : For the first time after state formation, Chhattisgarh has achieved major success in development of sports
Chhattisgarh Hockey Academy Raipur gets affiliation from Sports Authority of India
State Sports Training Center Bilaspur given recognition as ‘Khelo India State Center of Excellence
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s initiative led to a major achievement
Major step of providing sports facilities and training to sportspersons
Development of these centers to be funded by both Central as well as the State Government
State Sports Training Center Bilaspur given affiliation for sports such as swimming, wrestling and athletics
Chief Minister had given assurance to open sports academy in state soon, in response to the questions of children in Lokvaani programme
Dream of every sportsperson in Chhattisgar state is now turning into reality. Realizing the vision of ‘Gadhbo Nava Chhattisgarh’ in the sports sector, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has commenced a new chapter of sports development in the state. For the first time after formation of Chhattisgarh state, ‘Residential Hockey Academy’ is being established Raipur. In addition, Excellence Center is being established in Bahtarai Bilaspur. Under the Kheo India Yojana of Sports and Youth Welfare Department, proposal for Residential Hockey Academy in Raipur and Excellence Center in Bilaspur for Athletic, Wrestling and Swimming was sent to the Sports Authority of India. The proposal has been approved by the authority.
Chhattisgarh is committed to nurture the sports talent in the state by facilitating the required sports training. Earlier, Sports and Youth Welfare Department had sent proposal for archery to Sports Authority of India, which was also approved. Presently, sportspersons are being provided archery training in Raipur. Archery sport is being promoted in Raipur under ‘One State One Game’.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Sports Minister Mr. Umesh Patel has congratulated the young sportspersons, coaches and officials-employees of Sports and Youth Welfare Department in state, on getting affiliation for Residential Hockey Academy in Raipur and Excellence Center for Athlectics, Wrestling and Swimming in Bilaspur.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has constituted Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority for maintenance of sports infrastructure and for operating Residential Sports Academies in Chhattisgarh state. Sports and Youth Welfare Department is formulating the scheme of Chayan Programme for Residential Hockey Academy in Raipur.
For the Excellence Center to be started in Bahtarai Bilaspur, three sports i.e. athletics, swimming and wrestling has been selected initially. Sports and Youth Welfare Department is creating new posts for sports coaches across the state. In this Excellence Center, young sports talent of the state would be polished with the necessary training. After getting recognition from Government of India, both these major sports centers of Chhattisgarh would be provided resources from Central Government as well. Sports Authority of India and State Government’s Sports and Youth Welfare Department would soon sign an MoU for Chhattisgarh Hockey Academy Raipur.
It is known that in the inaugural programme held on June 17, 2019, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel had made an announcement about naming the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Bahtarai Bilaspur after Ex-Minister late Mr. BR Yadav. Chief Minister had inaugurated the 9th Hockey India National Sub-Junior Hockey Tournament in this stadium. Teams of 22 states had participated in this tournament. Well-equipped Sports Complex have been built in Bilaspur. Recognition of Chhattisgarh Hockey Academy Raipur and State Sports Training Center Bilaspur as ‘Khelo India State Center of Excellence* would create major opportunities for the budding sports talent of the state and it would also provide better sports infrastructure and training facilities to the sportspersons.
It is noteworthy that ever since the state was constituted, no sports academy was established in Chhattisgarh. On Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s initiative, Chhattisgarh Hockey Academy is being established in Raipur, where residential facility would be provided to both male and female hockey players for training. State Government had been making consistent efforts to get this academy recognized by Government of India. Two well-equipped international hockey stadiums have already been constructed in Raipur. In the same sequence, Team of Sports Experts from Sports Authority of India and Khelo India had visited Raipur Hockey Academy and inspected the sports infrastructure and facilities available there.
Chief Minister Takes Major Action Right Before the Meeting of Home Department
SDOP and Station In-charge suspended for negligence in investigation of crimes against women
DGP issues suspension orders
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today took a major action, before chairing the meeting of Home Department. Mr. Baghel suspended SDOP Mr. Dhruvesh Jaiswal and Raghunathnagar Police Station In-charge Mr. Johan Pradeep Lakra with immediate effect on charges of negligence in investigation of crimes against women. On Chief Minister’s instructions, Director General of Police Mr. DM Awasthi has issued order in the context. For the suspension period, their headquarters would be the IG Office Sarguja.
It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has given instructions to work with priority and with utmost sincerity for prevention of crimes against women. Chief Minister has also written a letter to Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court recently, requesting to notify the required number of fast track courts in all districts for speedy hearing of the cases related to sexual offenses. He has assured of providing all the support required from the state government.
Negligence of Police Officers in Cases of Crimes against Women will not be tolerated: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister reviews Home Department works
Compared to 2019, Number of cases related to crime against women has decreased
Chhattisgarh Police to launch ‘Samarpan Abhiyan for supporting senior citizens
Nearly 14 lakh citizens in need were provided police and medical support through Dial 112 service
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that police officers and personnel being negligent in cases of crimes against women will not be tolerated at any cost. In the review meeting of Home Department held at his residence office, Chief Minister gave instructions to take strict action against such police officers-personnel. Home Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu was also present in the meeting.
Chief Minister directed DGP to do continuous state-level monitoring and review for prevention of crimes against women. SOP should be prepared for this and Police Headquarters should directly review the serious crimes against women. He said that a special investigation team should also be constituted in all the districts to prevent such crimes. DGP Mr. DM Awasthi informed in the meeting that Superintendents of Police in all the district have been given instructions via video conferencing to control crimes against women and to ensure speedy investigation in such cases. He informed that compared to the statistics of year 2019, number of crimes against women have decreased in year 2020.
In the meeting, Chief Minister gave approval for ‘Samarpan Abhiyan’, which is going to be launched by Chhattisgarh Police for supporting senior citizens. DGP Mr. Awasthi informed that senior citizens who live alone will be associated with this campaign. Through community policing, such senior citizens will be provided necessary facilities for protection from COVID-19 infection, their problems will be immediately resolved and essential goods and services will be provided to them. To join this campaign, senior citizens may submit an application in local police station, or they can send the application on the whatsapp number or email address issued by Police Headquarters. In the first phase, this campaign would be started in Raipur, Durg and Bilaspur districts.
During the review, it was informed that under the Integrated Emergency Response System Dial 112, facilities such as police assistance, fire fighting, medical emergency, women support, smart city surveillance are being provided in 11 districts. Under this service, 53 lakh calls were received in about two years. Out of these, nine and a half lakh people were given police assistance, nearly four and a half lakh people were provided emergency medical services, eight thousand people were provided fire fighting service, two lakhs people were provided help in road accident cases. Six thousand children in distress were rescued, 14 thousand suicide attempts were prevented, 72 thousand women were assisted. The required assistance was provided to the needy within 16 minutes of the calls (on an average) in urban areas and within 28 minutes of the call in rural areas.
Additional Chief Secretary Home Mr. Subrata Sahu, Director Public Prosecution Mr. Pradeep Gupta, Inspector General of Police, Raipur Range Dr. Anand Chhabra, Deputy Inspector General of Police Mr. Sushil Dwivedi, Deputy Secretary of Chief Minister Secretariat Ms. Soumya Chaurasia and senior officers of Police Department were present in the meeting.
Chief Minister takes major action before meeting of Home Department: SDOP and station in-charge suspended for negligence in delineation of crimes related to women
DGP issued order
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today suspended SDOP Mr. Wadhesh Jaiswal and Police Officer-in-Charge Raghunathanagar Mr. John Pradeep Lakda for negligence in investigating crimes related to women while taking a major action before the Home Department meeting. Immediately following the instructions of the Chief Minister, Director General of Police Shri D.M. An order in this regard has also been issued by Awasthi. Their headquarters have been kept at the office of Inspector General of Police, Surguja during the suspension period.
It is important to note that instructions have been given by the Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel to work with priority and with utmost sincerity for the prevention of crimes against women. The Chief Minister has also written a letter to the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court recently, requesting to notify the required number of fast track courts in all districts for speedy hearing of cases related to sexual offenses. He has also agreed to provide all necessary support from the state government for this.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel praises the Female Commandos of Dantewada for diffusing IED Bomb
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today had an interaction with Ms Lakshmi Kashyap and Ms Vimla Mandavi- the two Commandos of DRG Dantewada who diffused the IED bomb, via video conferencing from his residence office. Mr. Baghel praised their courage and confidence.
While speaking to the commandos, Mr. Baghel said that police and paramillitary force personnel are performing their duties with such enthusiasm and dedication that soon naxal problem in Bastar region would be completely resolved. With their noble works, police force has succeeded in winning the confidence of people.
It is noteworthy that naxalites had planted 10 kg IED bombs on Soornar Tetam road of Katekalyan police station jurisdiction in Dantewada district. After recieving the information, police recovered the bomb, and two commandos of DRG’s Anti-Bomb Squad Ms Lakshmi Kashyap and Ms Vimla Mandawi successfully diffused the bomb.
Ms Vimla Mandawi told Chief Minister that when new camps are opened in rural areas, they meet the villagers and tell them that the camp has been started for their security. Bastar IG Mr. P Sundarraj, and other senior officials of police force and DRG’s Anti-Bomb Squad Team members were present on the occasion.
Chhattisgarh becomes the first state of the country to provide access to electricity related services through a mobile app
No need to visit the office, 90% of the electricity related issues can be resolved using “Mor Bijli” Mobile App
Chief Minister launches the new features of “Mor Bijli” App
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today launched the new features of “Mor Bijli” App of Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Ltd (CSPDCL). He said that Chhattisgarh is the first state of the country, where power distribution company has launched a mobile app to provide doorstep services to the consumers. Chief Minister has praised the efforts and initiative of CSPDCL. He said that this app will be a big relief for consumers, as 90% of the services provided by CSPDCL can be availed through this mobile app.
Chief Minister said that now consumers will not have to visit CSPDCL office. This mobile app will save time, effort and money. He congratulated the CSPDCL officials and said that this app will make it convenient for the field employees to perform their duties. Chief Minister said that Power Company is promoting latest technology for production, transmission and distribution of electricity. One of the best examples of the same is launch of “Mor Bijli” App. Consumers can download this app free of cost and avail the facilities. The programme was attended by Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia, School Education Minister Dr Premsai Tekam, Additional Secretary to Chief Minister and Chairman Power Companies Mr. Subrat Sahu, MD Mr. Harsh Gautam, Mr. Rajesh Verma, Mr. MK Bijaura, Mrs. Ujjwala Baghel and other officers.
Chairman of the Companies, Mr. Subrat Sahu said that many schemes and services have been launched for the first time for development of the power sector in larger interest of people. This includes Electricity on Half Rate Scheme and Mor Bijli App. In future, Chhattisgarh would become the hub of power sector development. Electricity related infrastructure is being expanded at an accelerated pace in Chhattisgarh. He told that even during the time of corona crisis, Chhattisgarh has maintained its top rank in terms of electricity production. He informed that this app can be downloaded from google playstore. Using this app, people can do more than 16 electricity related works from home. The new feature of “urgent complaint” in this app will prove beneficial in cases of accident. People can click photos of broken wire or damaged electricity system, upload it on urgent complaint section and file a complaint. Regional officer concerned will be immediately informed via SMS with location and the complaint will be resolved. People can use this app for services related to meter, name updation, shifting, new connection, change in tariff, bill payment, avail discount under Bijli Bill Half Yojana etc on their mobile anywhere anytime.