Raipur : Chhattisgarh CM addresses curiosity of scholars and researchers at Harvard University; gets invitation for next conference too
Bhupesh Baghel suggests reforms in rural economy & agricultural development at Harvard India Conference
CM speaks on “Caste and Politics in Democratic India”
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today participated at the Harvard India Conference in Boston and addressed the jam packed gathering of curious listeners who were keen to learn the thought process of the leader of a tribal-dominated state.
The chief minister not only gave various suggestions on improving the rural economy and agricultural development but also took questions from the curious researchers and scholars at the University. The administration, researchers, teachers and scholars of the prestigious University, who were present at the conference, invited the chief minister for the next year’s Harvard India Conference also.
Speaking topic of “Caste and Politics in Democratic India”, Mr. Baghel said right to production and pride of Citizenship could not be secured until castes are given proportionate representation in politics. He added that a strong nation can only be built by following the path shown by the Father of Constitution, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. He mentioned that ideology of equality is required for socio-economic strengthening of various castes and social contract based on wisdom, compassion and fraternity.
He said that a prosperous nation, dignified society and fearless citizens could be built only when emphasis would be on increasing self-reliance of villages while following the path of Mahatma Gandhi. He added that the purpose of politics is that everyone should contribute in ensuring racial pride and collective nationality.
The chief minister began his address with a quote by Swami Vivekananda who said, “I am the representative of the country which dared to start the tradition of seeing the God in human being. Lord Shiva is present in each creature and service of humanity is service of God.”
The chief minister answered a bunch of questions after the address and mentioned that Chhattisgarh has implemented a scheme, “Narwa, Garwa, Ghurwa and Badi” to strengthen the rural economy. On a question on Naxalism, the chief minister said that the problem will completely eradicate once issues such as illiteracy, poverty, exploitation and starvation are addressed.
Raipur : Chhattisgarh has better scope of investment in industrial sector : Chief Minister Mr. Baghel ; Chief Minister addresses investors of Silicon Valley and Red Wood Shores in San Francisco
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel invited the American investors to invest in the industrial sector of Chhattisgarh. He said that there are immense possibilities of investment in the core sector, IT-sector, food processing sector, biodiversity and other sectors in Chhattisgarh. Mr. Baghel was addressing the investors and industrial representatives of Auto-Grid System in Silicon Valley and Red Wood Shores. During the discussion, many Indian-American industries expressed interest in investment in Chhattisgarh.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that Chhattisgarh is rich in natural resources and human resources, which helps the industries here to flourish. Minerals, power-supply, coal, iron and water resources are abundantly available in Chhattisgarh. He told that in the new industrial policy of state, several major decisions have been taken to establish a favourable environment for industries. Special concessions are being provided for setting-up industries in backward areas. Agriculture and Forest produce-based industries are being given priority. Besides, modern technology based industries are also being promoted. He informed about the various special measures being taken by his government to negate the effects of global recession on State's economy. Several steps have been taken to improve spending power of people. The economy has been diversified, as a result of which it is growing significantly.
Chief Minister informed on the occasion that Chhattisgarh basically has an agro-based economy. 44% of the area here is covered in forests. The state has immense scope of investment in forest produce, biodiversity and tourism as well as other sectors. He informed about the various decisions taken by his government in larger interest of the farmers, and also talked about the surplus electricity available in Chhattisgarh. He also discussed with the representatives present about the various measures that could be taken to utilize surplus electricity for increasing the income of farmers in Chhattisgarh. Meanwhile, he gave detailed information about the scope of investment in the state and better opportunities available.
Raipur : Indian-American investors in Silicon Valley eager to explore investment avenues in Chhattisgarh
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel answers investment related questions of curious investors in San Francisco
Several Indian-American investors in Silicon Valley have evinced keen interest in investing in a host of sectors in Chhattisgarh during an interaction with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in San Francisco today. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, who is currently on an official tour to USA, addressed a gathering of about 250 investors and met members of CHANA (Chhattisgarh Association of North America) at an event hosted by (The IndUS Entrepreneurs) TiE Silicon Valley at India community centre, San Jose.
After a detailed discussion regarding immense investment opportunities in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Baghel was flooded with investment related questions from the investors. During the discussion, Mr. Baghel talked about enormous manufacturing units and excellent academic institutions in the state. He also mentioned that Chhattisgarh has been ranked amongst the top states in India for “Ease of Doing Business” and said that Chhattisgarh is the best place to invest as it is centrally located and has better connectivity. He added that the new industrial policy of the state is quite favourable for investors.
Mr. Bhupesh Baghel also spoke about how his government’s focus on job creation, nutrition etc have increased the tribal’s confidence in the government, resulting in less support for Naxal movement. He mentioned that mobile clinics in ‘haat bazaara’ have reduced cases of diarrhea significantly in tribal areas of the state. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel along with his delegation also visited world’s biggest data centre company, Equinix and interacted with the staff.
Raipur : Delegation of Chhattisgarh Association of North America in USA meets Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today met the delegation of Chhattisgarh Association of North America in San Francisco, during his USA tour, and discussed various issues.
Raipur : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel's tour to USA : NRIs welcomed Mr. Baghel with zeal and enthusiasm
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel was accorded a warm and enthusiastic welcome by NRIs during his USA tour. Indian Americans referred to his vist as a campaign to transform Chhattisgarh into a developed and prosperous state, and expressed hope that the NRIs will be able to contribute to the betterment of Chhattisgarh.
Mr. Sam Pitroda, Ex-Chairman of National Knowledge Commission and the person who has served as the Advisor of Ex-Prime Minister late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi's Technical Mission, posted on his twitter handle, welcoming Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Bhupesh Baghel to USA on behalf of Indian Overseas Congress. He stated in his tweet- we are happy that Mr. Baghel took time out of his busy schedule to took a tour to San Francisco, Boston and New York. I extend my best wishes. NRIs have a lot to offer to Chhattisgarh.
Head of Tech Mahindra Company, USA Mr. Harshul Asnani referred his meeting with Chief Minister Mr. Baghel on dinner last night as a pleasant one, saying that Chief Minister Mr. Baghel is on a campaign to transform Chhattisgarh into a developed and prosperous state. It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Mr. Baghel will be attending India Conference to be held at Harvard University on February 15-16. He would share his views on Çaste and Politics in Democratic India on February 15 at the India Conference.
Raipur: Dewangan society to work on designer clothes, government will provide market
Chief Minister attended the Parmeshwari festival
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that our whip is famous all over the world. Dewangan society has hard work behind it. Along with this, people of the society engaged in textile business should also turn to designer clothes so that they can get the benefit of wide market. The government will help in the direction of market availability. He was addressing the Parmeshwari Festival in Patan today.
The Chief Minister said that I just went to Dantewada. There I saw the work of women in self-help groups. She is designing the fabric and also shipping it to Bangalore and Chennai. Its good market has become in these cities. Our traditional textile skills are superb. In this, if the designs are designed according to the new age textile experiments, then there will be huge economic possibilities. He said that there is a specific demand for Chhattisgarh products in the market. Not only in the country, but also abroad. In order to expand their business prospects, we had organized a sellers-buyers program in Raipur, in which 48 companies from 16 countries participated. There is a huge demand for Kodo, Kutki and Sanwa in Chhattisgarh abroad. These products are very useful in the health sector. Similarly, there is a lot of interest of the international market in the clothes of Chhattisgarh. Now the time has come to give a big platform to your talent. Governance is committed to your full cooperation.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister said that due to the recent inclement weather, there was some inconvenience in selling paddy to the farmers, the decision to extend the procurement by one week was also taken by the government. He said that the balance of the paddy purchase in the farmers' account will also be paid soon. He said that farmers' satisfaction and happiness is the top priority of the government. Decisions are taken by the government only in view of their interests.
Raipur: Chief Minister prayed to Lord Rajiv Lochan and wished for prosperity of the state
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel today prayed at the Rajiv Lord Lochan Temple of Rajim and wished for the prosperity of the state. During this time he was accompanied by Religion Minister Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu, Culture Minister Shri Amarjit Bhagat, Commerce Tax Minister Shri Kavasi Lakhma, Women and Child Development Minister Anila Bhendia, Abhanpur MLA Mr. Dhanendra Sahu, Rajim MLA Mr. Amitesh Shukla, Sihawa MLA Laxmi Dhruv and many public representatives. was present.
Raipur: Mr. Yogendra Singh Yadav met Chief Minister Mr. Baghel
Indian social scientist, election analyst and senior leader Mr. Yogendra Singh Yadav paid courtesy call on Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel at his Raipur residence office here today.
Raipur: Better environment created for Chhattisgarh to thrive in industries: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the National Trade and Industry Fair 'Opportunity' today. The Opportunity Fair, held at the capital's BTI Ground, will run till 10 February. This four-day fair is organized by the Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries. On the occasion, the program was chaired by Industries Minister Shri Kavasi Lakhma.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel described the occasion of the occasion as an exemplary effort to provide a platform from cottage industries to big industries in the state. He said that a better environment has been created in Chhattisgarh for the industries to flourish. A new industrial policy has also been formulated by the government. It has provided considerable flexibility to industries and traders to take their business forward.He further informed that new decisions are being taken for the advancement of every section of the people in the state and by implementing them, full benefits are being provided to the people to advance. As a result, public confidence in the government has increased in people from every area from rural to urban area.
Industries Minister Shri Lakhma said that all types of facilities are being provided by our government in the state to further the business of industries. The intention of the government is that traders should not face any problem in pursuing their business. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel visited the stall on the inauguration.
He also visited a bottle crusher machine costing Rs five lakh from Reliance Industries by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries in a stall there. Chamber officials said that this machine is very useful for hygiene.
Not only national but international level companies are participating in the expo. The stall has been set up by Israel Chemical Limited to upgrade agriculture and double the productivity of farmers.
In the field of health and fitness, rest well health care equipment from Nepal, besides stalls have been set up at national level companies by Uttarakhand Handicraft Handloom, Spices and Sewing Machine Company from Pune, Maharashtra etc.
Raipur : Seventh Episode of Chief Minister’s radio programme ‘Lokvaani’ to be aired on February 9
Topic of this episode- “Exam, Time Management and Youth Career’
The seventh episode of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s monthly radio programme ‘Lokvaani’ will be aired ob February 9 Sunday. Topic of this episode will be ‘Exam, Time Management and Career Dimensions for Youth’. Lokvaani will be aired from all the centers of Akashwani in Chhattisgarh, FM channels and regional news channels from 10.30am to 10.55am. It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has started this programme to acknowledge the sentiments, queries and suggestions of every section of society and to share his views.