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.
Chief Minister transfers more than Rs 8.56 crore into the bank accounts of more than 88 thousand beneficiaries under Godhan Nyay Yojana
Till date, nearly Rs 29.28 crores have been paid under Godhan Nyay Yojana
Vermi compost prepared in gauthans launched as “Godhan Vermi Compost”
In every district, work of vermi-compost packaging to be given to women self-help groupsChief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today transferred an amount of Rs 8 crore 56 lakhs directly into the bank accounts of 88 thousand 810 cattle ranchers and cow dung sellers as the fifth installment under Godhan Nyaya Yojana, by pressing the button on the computer from his residence office today. Under Godhan Nyaya Yojana, which commenced on July 20 i.e. on the occasion of Hareli Parva, an amount of Rs 29 crore 28 lakh has been paid to cow owners and cow dung vendors till date.
On this occasion, Chief Minister launched the vermicompost prepared in Gauthans under the name of ‘Godhan Vermi Compost’. Chief Minister said that the work of vermi compost packaging would be assigned to the women self-help groups in every district. These women self-help groups will undertake the work of printing on packaging bags. He said that the packaging of Vermi Compost should be such that it is easy to handle and the moisture in Vermi Compost remains intact for a long time.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that right from poor villagers to livestock owners every one is getting benefitted by Godhan Nyaya Yojana. The scheme is proving helpful in maintaining hygiene, and promoting organic farming as well as animal husbandry. Under this multidimensional scheme, 5400 Gauthans have been built in the state till date, out of which dung is being procured in 3247 active Gauthans. As the construction of Gauthans in all the gram panchayats of the state is completed and the cow dung procured begins there as well, the total quantity of cow dung procured and the amount of payment will get doubled. Chief Minister said that this scheme can be made even more beneficial. For this, a team of veterinary scientists from Kamdhenu University Anjora should be constituted so that they may do the research and recommend better use of cow dung.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey said that this innovative thinking scheme of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has become very popular among the people. Chief Minister is fulfilling his promise of fortnightly payment against cow dung procurement. He said that through this scheme, women groups and societies will be able to do vermicompost fertilizer business of Rs 700 to 800 crore. This will generate employment for the villagers and will also support the societies. Cooperatives Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Daharia, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi were present on the occasion.
Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. Smt. M. Geeta informed that out of total 5454 Gothans in the state, 3247 gothanas are currently functional. Out of these, 3078 Gauthans are located in rural areas and 169 in Gauthans in urban areas. She informed that out of 7 lakh 17 thousand 394 cattle herders, one lakh 84 thousand 899 cattle herders have been registered in Gauthans. 14 lakh 64 thousand 477 quintal dung has been procured so far from 88 thousand 810 cattle herders and cow dung sellers. Nearly 27 thousand 152 quintals of cow dung is being procured in gauthans every day. On an average, 4.59 quintal of cow dung is being purchased from each of the cattle ranchers. About 125.43 quintal of cow dung is being purchased per active gauthan. About 40 per cent of the cattle herders and dung sellers that are being benefitted under the scheme are of landless category.
Sarguja has become the pride of Chhattisgarh with its cleanliness and innovative practices : Development and Construction Works worth nearly Rs 155 crore unveiled for Saraguja district
E-inauguration and online foundation laying at hands of Chief Minister
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today inaugurated and laid foundation of various development and construction works worth nearly Rs 154 crore 63 lakh for Saraguja district, via video conferencing from his residence office today. Chief Minister said that Sarguja has performed commendably well in the sector of cleanliness and innovation. People of Sarguja have glorified the name of Chhattisgarh with their significant contribution. Chief Minister congratulated the District Administration, Municipal Corporation, Corporators and people of Sarguja for this achievement in cleanliness sector.
On the occasion, Chief Minister announced construction of two bridges and 4 rural roads. Chief Minister also felicitated Bank Sakhi with certificate for their excellent work. In-charge Minister of Sarguja and Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia presides over the programme. Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Mr.TS Singhdeo, School Education Minister Dr. Premsai Tekam, Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat attended the programme online.
Chief Minister said in his address to the programme that Chhattisgarh Government is committed to ensure accelerated devlopment of Sarguja district. State Government is taking every possible measure to promote education, health, hygiene and employment in this district. He directed Sarguja District Administration and Municipal Corporation to expedite the implementation of its priority schemes. He appreciated the initiative of restarting carpet weaving work in Mainpat to provide employment tk localites. Mr. Baghel asked the officials to make efforts for large-scale commercial production of carpets and marketing of the same at national and international level. ON request of Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat and Lundra MLA Dr Preetam Ram, Chief Minister announced construction of bridge on Machhli Nadi in Suplaga of Mainpat block, road construction from Pent to Pidhia, bridge construction on GhunGhutta River en route Kardana to Kadnai, and several other road construction and road repairing works.On the occasion, Chief Minister handed over the keys of mini truck to Mahendra Tirkey and keys of tractor to Kailash Ram with best wishes. Both are beneficiaries under Antyavsayi Vitt Vikas Nigam.
In-charge Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia, Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat and School Education Minister Dr Premsai Tekam also addressed the programme and shared the vision and mission of Chhattisgarh Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr.Bhupesh Baghel. In the program, Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Forest Medicine Plant Development Board Mr. Balakrishna Pathak, Chairman of Labor Welfare Board Mr. Shafi Ahmed, Vice President of Twenty Point Program Implementation Committee, Mr. Ajay Agarwal, Chairman of Chhattisgarh Food Commission, Mr. Gurupreet Singh Babra, Mayor Dr. Ajay Tirkey , District Panchayat President Mrs. Madhu Singh and Vice President Mr. Rakesh Gupta and other public representatives and dignitaries were present.
Making the forest dwellers self-reliant and strong : Chhattisgarh emerges as a leading state in terms of recognition of forest rights
Distribution of more than 4 lakh 41 thousand individual and more than 46 thousand community forest rights papers in the state
Till now, one lakh 49 thousand 762 beneficiaries have been benefited by land levelling and fencing
Irrigation facility available for more than 11 thousand hectares of land, belonging to more than 41 thousand beneficiaries
Chhattisgarh has emerged as a leading state in terms of recognition of individual and community forest rights, across the nation under the leadership and guidance of the Chief Minister Mr Bhupesh Baghel. Till now, more than 4 lakh 41 thousand individual and more than 46 thousand community forest rights have been distributed to the Scheduled Tribes community and other traditional forest dwellers. In this manner, 51 lakh 06 thousand acres of individual and community forest rights have been distributed to local communities in the state. 1 hectare of forest land has been recognized for forest rights holders on an average, which is comparatively better than the rest of the nation.
On the prestigious occasion of 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October, around 13 hundred community forest resource conservation rights of more than 5 lakh hectares, was distributed virtually by the Chief Minister through video conferencing at his residence office. Community forest resource rights in the state have been conferred on the Gram Sabhas.
The area of more than 4 lakh 41 thousand individual forest rights papers distributed in the state, accounts for more than 9 lakh 41 thousand 800 acres. Similarly, the area of more than 46 thousand community forest rights papers, accounts for more than 41 lakh 64 thousand 700 acres. For the first time in the state, the state government has provided consent and recognition to the Gram Sabhas, regarding the management of 26 thousand hectares of forest land, under 23 cases of community forest resource rights after January 2019.
The recognized beneficiaries are not only handed over the forest rights letter, but they are being provided with various facilities like irrigation, manure-seeds, agricultural inputs by the convergence and integration of government-run schemes on their recognized forest lands.
So far, one lakh 49 thousand 762 beneficiaries in the state have been benefited by land levelling and fencing. The area of their land accounts for more than 58 thousand hectares. Levelling and fencing work was conducted on the beneficiaries lands who availed the forest rights. Manure-seeds and agricultural inputs have also been provided to them.
Additionally, Irrigation facility has been provided on more than 11 thousand hectares of land, accounting to more than 41 thousand beneficiaries in the state. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, more than 95 thousand villagers have received housing facilities, and more than 2 lakh beneficiaries have been provided with Kisan Samman Nidhi. Irrigation facilities have been provided, in order to increase the crop production capacity of their land and raising their income leading to stable livelihood. Fruit and forest produce plants are being planted on the rams of the fields of forest right holders.
The provisions of the Forest Rights Act are meant to provide the Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dweller families, a life which they deserve comprising of their rights, self-reliance and respect. Community forest rights include the right of disposal, ownership of minor forest produce, right to use fish and water bodies products, grazing, especially the habitat of vulnerable tribal groups and pre-agricultural communities. Under this, in the past till September, 14 thousand 970 community forest right papers have been provided for 9 lakh 74 thousand 635 hectares of forest land. Apart from this, the right of conservation, revival and management of community forest resources has also been given under Community Forest Rights. The management plan will be prepared and implemented under the guidance of the Forest Department for the conservation, development and management of forests, wildlife and biodiversity by the Gram Sabha in the forest area. This will ensure availability of resources for conservation of forests, development and livelihood of villagers. Similarly, 97 community forest resource rights papers have been provided for 81 thousand 358 hectares of forest land, up till September.
Under the Forest Rights Act 2006,1158 hectares of forest land has been provided to various departments for conducting 2309 projects regarding 13 purposes from centres, roads and community centres, which will include the provision of
public facilities such as schools, dispensaries, anganwadis, fair price shops, electrical and telecom lines, tanks and small reservoirs, drinking water supply and water pipelines, water or rainwater harvesting structures, minor irrigation canals, unconventional Energy sources, skill up-gradation or professional training.
With an aim to make the forest dwellers self-reliant by providing resources of extra income along with a life of respect, individual and community forest right holders of 1110 hectares of land, will be provided with 1150 hectares of irrigated land to plant fruits, small forest produce and medicinal plantations, vegetable production, etc, who's implementation is under the scheme of MNREGA.
Swami Atmanand gave the message of humanity service: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Swami Atmanand realized the vision of Swami Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Chief Minister attends Swami Atmanand Jayanti programme in Paatan via video conferencing
’Dharsa Vikas Yojana’ to be launched in Chhattisgarh soon: Committee of Panchayat, Revenue and PWD Department Secretaries to be formed for formulation of the scheme, announced Chief Minister
English Medium School to be operated under Swami Atmanand English Medium School Scheme
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that Swami Atmanand guided us to serve the humanity. With his noble deeds, he turned the visions of Swami Ramkrishna Paramhansa into reality. Mr. Baghel said that Swami Atmanand made an important contribution in terms of spreading the message of Shri Ramkrishna and forming Maths across the country. Chief Minister was addressing the programme organized on the occasion of Swami Atmanand Jayanti in Paatan Tehsil Headquarters of Durg district today, via video conferencing. At the onset, Mr. Baghel garlanded the picture of Swami Atmanand at his residence office and paid him courteous tribute.
While inaugurating the programme, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel announced that ‘Dharsa Vikas Yojana’ will be launched in Chhattisgarh soon. Under this scheme, kuchcha roads and pathways will be concretized. A committee of Secretaries from Panchayat, Revenue and PWD Department will be constituted to formulate the scheme, told Chief Minister. Mr. Baghel further told that the English Medium Schools that are being opened in the state will be operated under Swami Atmanand English Medium School Yojana. He added that the schools which have been named after great personalities, their names will not be changed. Chief Minister said that after Kolkata, Swami Vivekananda had spent the most part of his life in Raipur. The buildings, where Swami Vivekananda had stayed during his Raipur visit, will be developed as the international memorials of Swami Vivekananda. On the occasion, Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey, Cooperatives Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam, Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrat Sahu, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddhartha Komal Singh Pardeshi were also present.
Commemorating the contribution of Swami Atmanand, Mr. Baghel said that he taught us that service to humanity is the biggest religion. He dedicated his entire life to the service of poor. He established Math and Ashrams to collect money for serving the drought-affected. Swami Atmanand was a social reformer and an educationist. He established Ashram and library in Raipur. He was interested in sports as well. He also contributed towards development of panchayati raj institutions. He had contributed the funds for his second ashram for building camps in Pakhanjur, Raipur and Dharamjaigarh during Indo-Pak war in year 1971. The list of his contribution for child nutrition and in healthcare sector goes on and on.
Following the footsteps of Swami Vivekananda, we started Mukhyamantri Suposhan ABhiyan on Octover 2, 2019. Under this scheme, nearly 13.77 % children have been cured of malnutrition. We have started Haat Bazar Clinic Scheme and Urban Slum Health Scheme, said Chief Minister. On the occasion, a video film based on Swami Atmanand was screened. Mr. Sitaram Verma, Mr. Mehettar Ram Verma, Mr. Ashwani Sahu and office-bearers of various communities were also present.
Anti-bodies found in 5.56 percent of the people in 10 districts of Chhattisgarh
ICMR releases SERO Surveillance report
Antibodies found in 283 out of 5083 samples collected, which includes 97 samples of common people and 186 samples of high-risk group
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released the report of SERO Surveillance conducted in 10 districts of Chhattisgarh. In this surveillance, antibodies that fight against corona infection have been found in 5.56% people of the state. ICMR Team had collected total 5083 samples from 10 districts for SERO Surveillance. This includes 97 samples of common people and 186 samples of high-risk group.
On an average 240 samples of common people and 260 samples from high-risk group were collected from every district for SERO Surveillance. ICMR, New Delhi and RMRC (Regional Medical Research Centre), Bhubaneshwar, in association with National Health Mission under State Government’s Health and Family Welfare Department, collected samples from 60 clusters of 20 development blocks in 10 districts. Samples were collected from both urban and rural areas. According to SERO Surveillance report, antibodies have been found in bodies of 13.06% people of Raipur district, 3.75% people of Rajnandgaon, 8.61% people of Durg, 7.2% people of Bilaspur, 1.51% people of Jashpur, 5.57% people of Balodabazar-Bhatapara, 1.74% people of Balrampur-Ramanujganj district, 2.79% people of Korba district, 8.2% people of Janjgir-Champa district and 3.64% people of Mungeli district.
During SERO surveillance, 66 out of total 505 samples compiled in three clusters of two blocks of Raipur district have been found positive. 13 out of 158 samples taken from Tilda block and 53 out of 347 samples collected from Dharsinwa (Raipur) block have been found to be antibody positive. Out of the 506 samples taken from Rajnandgaon district, 19 have been found antibody positive. 15 out of 321 samples collected from Rajnandgaon development block and four out of 185 samples collected from Dongargarh development block have been found antibody positive. Likewise, antibodies have been found in 43 out of 499 samples taken in Durg district. 25 out of 248 samples collected in Durg block, and 18 out of 251 samples of Patan block have been found antibody positive.
Antibodies have been found in 36 out of 500 samples in undivided Bilaspur district. 28 out of 282 in Bilha (Bilaspur) block and eight out of 218 in Pendra block are sample positive. Eight out of 524 samples have been found positive in Jashpur district. Antibodies have been found in five of the 333 samples collected from Jashpur block and in four out of 191 in Farsabhar block. 28 out of 502 samples taken in Balodabazar-Bhatapara district are antibody positive. Six out of 196 samples of Bhatapara development block and 22 out of 306 samples of Balodabazar block have been found antibody positive. Nine out of 515 samples from Balrampur-Ramanujganj district have been found antibody positive. Likwise, antibodies have been found in five of the 334 samples collected in Balrampur block and four out of 181 samples collected from Ramachandrapur.
Out of the 537 samples collected from Korba district for SERO surveillance, 15 have been found positive. 11 out of 373 samples collected in Korba block and four out of 164 samples collected in Katghora block have been found antibody positive. Out of the 500 samples collected in Janjgir-Champa district, 41 have been reported antibody positive. Similarly, antibodies have been detected in 16 samples out of 171 in Nawagarh (Janjgir) block and 25 out of 329 samples of Bamnidih (Champa) block. Out of the 495 samples taken from Mungeli district for surveillance, 18 are antibody positive. There have been positive reports of three out of 206 samples collected from Patharia block and 15 out of 289 samples of Mungeli block.
Chhattisgarh ranks second in the country in terms of growth in GST Collection
Chhattisgarh’s economy growing at accelerated pace despite Corona crisis: 24% hike in GST collection in September month
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s vision and decisions for economic of Chhattisgarh state during corona crisis has begun to yield positive results. In the month of September, Chhattisgarh has recorded second highest growth in GST collection as compared to the other states of the country. There has been 24% increase in GST collection in September 2020, as compared to the amount of GST collection in September month last year. GST collection in September, 2019 was Rs 1490 crore, whereas GST collection in September 2020 has increased to Rs 1841 crore.
According to latest date of GST collection issued by Union Finance Ministry, Jammu-Kashmir has secured top rank in terms of growth in tax collection, whereas Chhattisgarh has secured second position with 24% hike in tax collection. As compared to last year, Rajasthan has recorded 17% growth in tax collection, Hariyana 15%, Delhi 7%, Gujarat 6%, Punjab 5%, Madhya Pradesh 4%, and Uttar Pradesh has recorded hike of 0.5% in taz collection.
During total lockdown in Chhattisgarh, economic activities were continuously conducted in rural and forest areas of the state. Villagers and forest dwellers got continuously employment. As people received money through employment, commerce and industrial sector of the state was also benefitted. After the lockdown was called off, economic development of the state also paced up. In the initial phase of unlock, more than 80% of the industries in the state were reopened and the production capacity of these industries kept increasing with each passing day.
During lockdown, minor forest produce collection in Chhattisgarh was highest in the country. Number of minor forest produce procured at support price has been increased from 7 to 31. Wage for tendupatta collection has been increased to Rs 4000 per standard sack. Under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA), nearly 26 lakh people were provided employment in a day. All these activities helped Chhattisgarh’s economy to grow even during corona crisis.
Under Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana, 19 lakh farmers of the state are being provided Rs 5750 crore in four installments. Two installments of Rs 1500 crore each have already been transferred into the accounts of farmers. This financial support from government has boosted the morale of farmers and they are working in their farms with renewed enthusiasm. Under Godhan Nyay Yojana, cattle ranchers and villagers have been paid nearly Rs 21 crore against dung procurement. New Government has taken several measures for economic growth such as waiving off farmers’ loans, procuring paddy at Rs 2500 per quintal, irrigation tax waiver etc. This is the reason why Chhattisgarh’s economy never had to shut down. Maximum number of industries was allowed to operate with proper safety measures. Considering the challenges of industries, they were provided concessions in electricity bills. This year, electricity rates and rules-regulations were also not changed. To keep the real estate sector active, 30% concession was provided in the government guideline rates applicable on land transactions. Automobile sector has also performed well. Production in steel industries and coal mines in state also continued during the lockdown period.
State level cyber police station will speed up investigation of cyber crimes - Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister inaugurated state cyber police station at police headquarters
Cyber police stations will also be started in all police range headquarters
The Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the State Cyber Police Station established at the Police Headquarters today through video conference. He congratulated the police department on the occasion and said that this is a good initiative of the police department for the control of cyber crimes occurring in the state. This will help in solving various types of cyber crimes faster. Apart from this, other police stations will also get necessary guidance and technical help in research of cyber crimes.
The Chief Minister also visited the State Cyber Police Station through a video conference. In the online inauguration program with him, Home Minister Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu, Chief Minister and Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department Shri Subrata Sahu, Special Director General of Police, Shri R.K. Mr. Sameer Bishnoi, Chief Executive Officer of Vij and Chips was also present. At the same time, the Director General of Police Shri D.M. Awasthi, Special Director General of Police Mr. Ashok Juneja and Additional Director General of Police Mr. Himanshu Gupta also attended the program.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel while addressing the inauguration program said that this cyber police station of Police Headquarters should make people aware of cyber crimes so that they do not become victims of crime and financial frauds that occur through social media. He called for awareness of citizens by going to school, college, development block and panchayat level. The Chief Minister said that the use of technology in cyber crimes and data theft is increasing constantly. Police will also have to be technically proficient to prevent them. He also asked the police force to provide necessary technical training and equipment for this.
Home Minister Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu said in the program that usage of internet and technology is increasing in everyday life. While it has given many facilities to the people, its misuse by people of criminal tendency is increasing cyber crimes. By infusing technology and exploiting fear, criminals are committing new types of crimes. These can be controlled only by the state-of-the-art facilities and technology of investigation. The police department is continuously adopting new techniques for research of crimes and maintaining law and order. He asked the Home Department officials to keep complete arrangements and preparations according to future needs. Shri Sahu informed that for better coordination and guidance between the field stations and the State Cyber Police Station, such cyber police stations will also be established in all police range headquarters.
Special Director General of Police, Shri R.K. Vij said in the program that under the Information Technology Act (as amended) -2000 in the State Cyber Police Station, major cases will be registered and investigated. Remaining cyber cases will continue to be registered in normal police stations as before. Along with deliberating important cases, this station will not only guide all district units on information technology related matters, but will also carry out coordination related tasks in various portals and inter-state matters related to cyber crime of the Central Government. Officers of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police have been made investigating officers in the State Cyber Police Station. He informed that a lab has also been established at the Police Headquarters to check the electronic evidences. In the inaugural function of the State Cyber Police Station, Inspector General of all Police Ranges, senior officers of various branches of Police Headquarters and Superintendents of Police of many districts also participated in the video conference.
Chief Minister unveils the statue of Mahatma Gandhi
This statue of Gandhi ji reminds us of his ideals, principles, and sacrifices: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Bapu’s teachings are showing us the right pathOn the occasion of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel unveiled statue of Bapu at Mantralaya, Mahanadi Bhavan premise in Nava Raipur. Chief Minister paid courteous tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Ex-Prime Minister late Mr. Lal Bahadur Shastri, at his residence office.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel addressed the statue unveiling programme from his residence office, saying that this statue erected in the Mantralaya premise will keep remining us of the ideals, principles, sacrifices of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Bapu’s teaching are showing us the right path.
Chief Minister further said that Bapu is in our hearts. Speaking about the first freedom struggle of 1857, Chief Minister said that Shaheed Gendsingh and Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh had started the freedom movement against British Government in Bastar and Raipur region of Chhattisgarh. Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi united various streams of freedom struggle for the decisive battle with ‘Satyagrah’ and non-violence. Chief Minister said that Bapu had also visited Chhattisgarh during freedom movement. People of Chhattisgarh are inspired by Bapu. On the occasion of statue unveiling at Mantralaya, Chief Minister quoted Gandhi ji saying that before taking any decision, we should first consider the effects of the decision on the last person of the society.
On the occasion, Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Panchayat Minister Mr. TS Singhdeo, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Vinod Verma and Mr. Rajesh Tiwari, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrat Sahu, Secretary Mr. Siddhartha Komal Pardeshi were present at Chief Minister’s residence, while Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat, Chief Secrtary Mr. RP Mandal and other senior officials were present at Mantralaya.
Government of Chhattisgarh is working relentlessly for cleanliness, health, fight against malnutrition and environmental protection: Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel attends 'Banega Swasth India' program of NDTV
The Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, from his residence office today joined the 'Banega Swasth India' live program organized online by NDTV on the occasion of 151st birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. The Chief Minister said that the Government of Chhattisgarh is continuously working towards cleanliness, health, fight against malnutrition and environmental protection through the Suraksha Abhiyan, Haat-Bazar Clinic Scheme, Suraji Village Scheme and Large Plantation Program. Many celebrities like actor Amitabh Bachchan, actress Bhumi Pednekar social activist Megha Patkar attended this program.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel while answering the question asked about Choron infection in Chhattisgarh said that the state of Chhattisgarh is surrounded by seven states. Despite this, the state of corona infection in the state is completely controlled. Giving information about the precautionary measures taken for the prevention of corona infection in the state, the Chief Minister said that we sealed the borders of the state in the initial phase of the infection, so that no outsiders could come. At present, the number of corona infected patients in the state has increased due to the removal of lockdown and movement of traffic. The Chief Minister said that despite this, the situation is under control. Will definitely win the Battle of Corona in the coming time.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel further said that we are not in favor of lockdown again. Home isolation is being encouraged by the state government to ensure better arrangements for treatment of people infected with corona. The state government is distributing medicines door-to-door and the team of doctors and specialists are continuously providing medical consultation to the patients through call centers in each district.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel while discussing the subject of cleanliness, health and environment said that all three are important subjects and they also have mutual relation with each other. He further explained that as far as cleanliness is concerned, there are 10,000 women self-help groups in the state, who are constantly working in this direction, as a result of which, in the case of cleanliness survey, the state of Chhattisgarh has the highest number of ODF plus villages Has secured the second position in the country. The Chief Minister said that 16 thousand tonnes of waste is disposed of in the state. 'Swachh Diksha' program has also been started in the state under which representatives of many states have come here and received training. Along with this, representatives of Nepal and Bhutan have also seen and learned this cleanliness drive of the state. Women are constantly working here to make the state clean. E-rickshaws are being used to transport waste here. Due to which the amount of fuel consumption is being saved. Thousands of 'Swachhta Didis' are also benefiting from this cleanliness campaign. Now their honorarium has been increased from Rs 5 thousand to Rs 6 thousand.
Under the ambitious scheme of the state government, Narva, Garuva, Ghuaruva and Bari are now collected by purchasing cow dung. Under the Godhan Nyaya Yojana started from Hareli Tihar, 11 lakh quintals of cow dung have been purchased in two months and an amount of about 20 crores has been paid. While on one hand sanitation has been encouraged by the Godhan Nyaya Yojana, on the other hand the income of the people is also increasing. This scheme has proved very beneficial for the landless laborers. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that this scheme is the first such scheme in the country as well as in the whole world. In which the state government is purchasing cow dung. With this, the income of cattle rearers is also increasing along with making the environment clean.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that 44 percent of the land area in Chhattisgarh is forested which is 17 percent of the forest cover in the entire country. He said that in other words it can be said that Chhattisgarh has 17 percent contribution in giving oxygen to the country. This year, we have decided that the plantation program will now give priority to the planting of fruitful trees so that our tribal community living in Vananchal will get employment in the future and their income should also increase.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that 37.7 percent children in the state are malnourished. To make Chhattisgarh a malnutrition-free state, Chief Minister Suchitan Abhiyan was launched on October 2 last year. I am happy to inform that 68% of the 5 lakh malnourished children of the state have been freed from malnutrition in one year. Which is about 13 percent. Similarly, under the Chief Minister's Haat-Bazar Yojana Clinic, medical teams are going to each Haat-Bazar to provide services in the forest areas. Before this period of corona crisis, 26 thousand medical camps were organized under this scheme, which has benefited about 8 lakh people. In this way, the state government is working relentlessly towards the fight against cleanliness, health, malnutrition and environmental protection.