Raipur : Lockdown extended in Chhattisgarh: Decision to be taken after reviewing the circumstances on April 21 : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
People in need who do not have ration card due to any reason are also being provided free ration of one month
Chief Minister appreciates patience, confidence,cooperation and awareness of people of the state towards prevention of COVID-19
Chief Minister appeals people to regularly wear masks, wash hands and practice physical distancing
We would defeat this pandemic with patience, discipline and confidence
Chief Minister addresses people of the state
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said in his message to people that for prevention of corona virus infection, lockdown period in Chhattisgarh has would be extended. Decision in this regard will be taken after reviewing the circumstances in state on April 21. The districts, where the situation is under control, will be provided relaxation as per the guidelines. For this, it is important that norms of lockdown are strictly followed in each district. Mr. Baghel appealed people to be particular about wearing masks, washing hands and practicing physical distancing regularly.
Chief Minister said that it is the first time in our lives when are experiencing a crisis like this, a testing time for our patience, trust and confidence. With cooperation of people in Chhattisgarh, situation of corona infection is under control. Chief Minister thanked people of the state for cooperation, patience and support they have shown in the first phase of lockdown. The sooner situation of corona virus infection comes under control in your district, the sooner you can expect relief from lockdown.
Chief Minister said in his message that State Government has pledged to ensure that no person has to go to sleep without food. Government has decoded to provide free ration to 56 lakh ration card holders in state. Issuance of new rations is also in progress at war footing. State Government has decided that in case any person in need does not have ration card due to any reason, they would be provided free ration of one month free of cost.
Mr. Baghel said that labourers, who had come to Chhattisgarh from other states and were engaged in construction and development works in the state, do not have to worry about going to their home towns. Mr. Baghel requested these labourers to consider Chhattisgarh as their home while they are here during lockdown period. State Government is making complete arrangements of food and stay facility for them.
Chief Minister said that the labourers of Chhattisgarh who are stranded in North India, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and other states are requested to stay there. Chhattisgarh is speaking to those state governments to food and stay arrangements for them. Helplines have been launched for helping labourers and nodal officers have also been appointed, who are constantly in touch with other state governments to help such people in need. They do not have to worry for their family members here, as state government is taking care of them as.
Raipur : Chief Minister gave instructions to release water quickly from reservoirs to Nistari ponds of villages : Due to summer, the water level in the ponds is decreasing
Instructions to the Water Resources Department to start the process immediately
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has directed to immediately start the process of releasing water from the reservoirs to fill the ponds to maintain adequate availability of water in the summer season for disposal, in the ponds of rural areas of the state.
For this, Shri Baghel has directed the Water Resources Department that at present, as the temperature is increasing day by day, there is a shortage of water in the ponds for disposal in many rural areas. Like every year, the process of releasing water from reservoirs to ponds should be started immediately to overcome the problem in rural areas.
Chief Minister has directed the officials of Water Resources Department to take special care that there is no wastage of water during the water supply. He has asked to make necessary arrangements to fill the drainage ponds by following all precautions and safety instructions including social distancing to prevent the spread of corona virus, keeping in mind the current circumstances during the lockdown.
Raipur : Ration cards being prepared speedily amidst lockdown : 29,683 new ration cards created so far
Added names of 44,394 new members 'missing'
People heave a sigh of relief by getting new ration cards and names being added
To prevent people from COVID-19 infection amidst lockdown, free food grains of two months are being distributed to all the poor families of the state on the instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel. The Chief Minister has asked all the collectors of the state to provide food grains to all the people of the districts on time. Amid lockdown, With reference to the instructions by the Chief Minister, the Food Department is engaged in creation of new ration cards for the eligible beneficiaries of the state whose ration cards were not prepared, as well as the name of the missing family members are also being added to the ration cards. A total of 29,683 new ration cards have been created by the food department in the state since the start of the lockdown and the names of about 44,394 new members have been added to the re prepared ration cards. The creation of new ration cards and the addition of names brought a sigh of relief among the people, amidst the time of this calamity.
Officials of the Food Department informed that the state government is distributing lump sum rice for the months of April and May 2020 to the ration card holders of Antyodaya, priority, single destitute, disabled and Annapurna category. Apart from this, rice is also being distributed to the general category ration card holders at a discounted rate of Rs. 10 per kg. Proper management of food grains is being done by the state government with sensitivity and readiness for the citizens of the state as well as the laborers and the poor of other states trapped in the state due to the lockdown. So far, 8.82 lakh people have been provided food and about 8.75 lakh people have been provided free ration through the district administration by the Food Department during the lockdown. Food Department Secretary Dr. Kamalpreet Singh has told the district collectors that the process of making ration cards is a continuous process. Therefore, on receipt of application from the beneficiaries for making ration card, the action of making ration card should be ensured immediately.
To provide relief to the people during the lockdown, 3086 new ration cards were created in Raipur district, out of which 2582 are BPL and 504 APL cards. Names of 4983 members of APL and BPL category were added to the ration card in Raipur district. The highest number of 7418 ration cards were made in the Durg district, out of which 987 BPL and 6431 APL ration cards were added, the names of 9963 people were added to ration cards in Durg district, similarly 3783 new ration cards were created in Balodabazar district and the names of 802 members were added, 3367 new ration cards were created in Rajnandgaon district and names of 4309 people were added, 2447 new ration cards were created in Surguja district, 1892 names were added, 1158 new ration cards in Raigad district Created and added 2614 names, 1100 new ration cards were created and 626 names were added in Korba district, 1633 new ration cards were created in Dantewada district, 695 names were added, 841 new ration cards were created in Bastar district and 1544 names were added. In Gaya, Bijapur district 598 new ration cards have been created and 435 names have been added.
195 new ration cards were created and 649 new names were added in Kanker district, 150 new ration cards were created and 1894 names were added in Kondagaon district, 88 new ration cards were created and 203 new names were added in Narayanpur district. Similarly, 292 new ration cards were created and 595 names were added in Sukma district, 28 new ration cards were created and 1510 names were added in Bilaspur district, 246 new ration cards were created and 3056 names were added in Janjgir-Champa district, In Mungeli, 44 new ration cards were created and 289 names were added in the district, 209 new ration cards were created and 247 names were added in Balod district, 122 new ration cards were created and 946 names were added in Bemetara district, 152 new rations in Kawardha district. Card Names of 208 members were created, 414 new ration cards were created and 1842 names were added in Dhamtari district, 405 new ration cards were created and 584 names were added in Gariaband district, 491 new ration cards were created in Mahasamund district. And 1455 names were added, 130 new ration cards were created and 68 names were added in Balrampur district, 64 new ration cards were created and 1268 names were added in Jashpur district, 479 new ration cards were created in Koriya district and 949 names were added. 744 new ration cards were created in the Surajpur district and the names of 768 members were added.
Raipur : Relief provided to 64 thousand 416 workers trapped in other states of Chhattisgarh under the initiative and direction of the Chief Minister
Deposited Rs 19.12 lakh Rs. in the account of 6556 workers for immediate arrangement
Migrant workers of Chhattisgarh are trapped in 20 states and four union territories of the country
The State Government, under the direction of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel provided relief for migrant workers of Chhattisgarh stranded in other states, affected by the lockdown till 14 April 4 pm. 64 thousand 416 labors were provided with food, lodging and medical facilities including other necessary arrangements by providing relief to them. So far, about 19 lakh 12 thousand rupees have also been deposited in the account of six thousand 556 workers for immediate arrangement. Information has been received regarding the workers of Chhattisgarh being in a state of crisis in 20 other states and four union territories of the country.
Officers of the labor department told here today that as a temporary arrangement to provide relief to 6556 workers in distress by the Chhattisgarh government, Rs. 15 lakh 45 thousand is deposited in the account of 4879 workers of district Bemetara, 1 lakh 73 thousand Rs deposited in the accounts of 1483 workers of Mungeli district. One lakh 94 thousand rupees has been deposited in the accounts of 194 workers of Kabirdham district, with reference to 1000 rs/ per worker.
It is noteworthy that the Chhattisgarh government has constituted a team of officers to monitor the problems of labors in other states of the country for speedy monitoring. For this, helpline numbers have been set up at the state level including the helpline numbers 0771-2443809, 91098-49992, 75878-22800 at the state level by the Labor Department. Problems of labors received through helpline numbers are being registered and solutions are being brought up as soon as possible. On the direction of the Chief Minister, under the guidance of the Secretary of Labor Department, Mr. Sonmoni Borah the problems of the workers are being resolved as soon as possible by constantly coordinating with the local administration of other states.
Officials said that the problems of the distressed and needy laborers in the situation arising amidst lockdown are being resolved immediately. Workers from 28 districts of Chhattisgarh have been reported to be trapped in 20 other states and four union territories. Maximum labors stranded in other states have been reported in Jammu with 15 thousand 855, 11 thousand 718 in Maharashtra, 10 thousand 365 in Uttar Pradesh, 7 thousand 927 in Telangana, 5 thousand 599 in Gujarat and one thousand 686 workers in Madhya Pradesh. Similarly, in Himachal Pradesh 1 thousand 575, one thousand 427 in Karnataka, one thousand 404 in Tamil Nadu and one thousand 228 workers in Delhi have been reported through various means including helpline numbers.
According to the officials, in the situation arising due to the lockdown, the workers in distress or stranded were six thousand 144 from Mungeli in Chhattisgarh, five thousand 850 from Kabirdham, five thousand 365 from Rajnandgaon, 11 thousand 159 from Janjgir-Champa, 20 thousand 424 from Balodabazar. Three thousand 559 from Bemetra, two thousand 112 from Raigad, four thousand 129 from Bilaspur, 464 from Surajpur, one thousand 187 from Durg, 332 from Balod, 622 from Gariaband, one thousand 352 from Raipur and others Ba District 327, is trapped 424 workers from Mahasamund. These are being monitored continuously by the nodal officers of the state government in coordination with the administrative officers, factory managers, planners and contractors of other states and their necessary arrangements, including the food and proper drinking facilities are being ensured.
Raipur : Cabinet Secretary’s video conference: Instructions to ensure compliance to the revised guidelines issued by Home Ministry for prevention of corona virus infection
Government of India’s Cabinet Secretary Mr. Rajiv Gauba today reviewed in detail the lockdown and the measures being taken for prevention and control of COVID-19 infection, in the video conference with Chief Secretaries, Home Secretaries, Industry Secretaries and DGPs of all the states held today. From Chhattisgarh, Chief Secretary Mr. RP Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary Home Mr. Subrat Sahu, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industry Mr. Manoj Pingua, Health Secretary Mrs. Niharika Barik Singh, Secretary General Administration Department Mr. Kamalpreet Singh and Additional Director General of Police Mr. Himanshu Gupta attended the view conference.
Chief Secretary Mr. RP Mandal informed that in Chhattisgarh, 4933 individuals have been tested for COVID-19, out of which 33 were found positive. This is the least number of COVID-19 positive cases diagnosed in the entire country. 23 out of 28 districts have no patients of COVID-19. Chief Secretary said that COVID-19 dedicated well-equipped hospitals/units with total 1700 bed-capacity are ready. Besides, enough numbers of Rapid Testing Kits, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and other essential goods are available.
Cabinet Secretary gave instructions to examine and identify works that can be done while practicing physical distancing by April 20. In rural areas, MNREGA works, water conservations, road construction, pond-related works etc can be done while practicing physical distancing and employment can be provided in rural areas. Besides, industries can start working again if they have proper food, stay etc facilities within the campus in industrial areas. Inter-state transport will not be resumed as of now. Need for strict implementation of lockdown in hotspot areas was emphasized. Besides, State Government can decide on agricultural works, rural development works and other employment-oriented works in rural areas till April 20.
Raipur: Chief Minister Dr. Bharatratna Humble tribute to Bhimrao Ambedkar on his birth anniversary today
Wreaths on Baba Saheb's portrait in his office room due to the lockdown
Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the architect of the Constitution of India, the great social reformer, Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhimrao paid a humble tribute to Ambedkar on his 129th birth anniversary today. Due to the lockdown implemented for the rescue and prevention of Kovid-19, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel in his residence office room constitution builder Baba Saheb Dr. Wreathed the portrait of Bhimrao Ambedkar and paid tribute to him and remembered his contribution in the constitution of India and the creation of an egalitarian society, the weaker sections of the society and women empowerment.
He reiterated his resolve to further expand the efforts made by Baba Saheb to establish education, self-reliance and respect for the weaker sections.
Mr. Baghel created the constitution maker Dr. On the eve of Bhimrao Ambedkar's birth anniversary, while wishing the people of the state yesterday, he had said that millions of followers of Baba Saheb celebrate Chhath Sahib's birthday with enthusiasm and reverence in the entire country including Chhattisgarh. In view of the infection of Corona virus (Kovid-19), follow all the lockdowns and celebrate Baba Saheb's birthday at home. This will be our true wreath to Baba Saheb.
Raipur: According to the Government of India guide-line, the decision regarding lockdown will be taken: Shri Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister reviews departmental work with Ministers through video conferencing
During lockdown, all ministers, officers and employees did commendable work with team spirit
Corona prevention and prevention measures have to be incorporated into everyday habits
A meeting of ministers and officials was held at the Chief Minister's residence here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel. Members of the Council of Ministers and officials attended the meeting through video conferencing. The meeting reviewed the work of various departments in view of increasing lock-down for prevention of corona virus infection.
Baghel said that important suggestions have been received from all ministers regarding the lockdown. It will be decided after the guide line of the Government of India. Separate orders will be issued for this, and these orders will have to be strictly followed. He said that the officers-staff led by all ministers have done commendable work with team spirit in implementing measures to prevent and prevent infection of Kovid-19 during lockdown. In the meeting, he made arrangements for the availability of Corona Testing Kit, Mask, PPE Kit, Globs, Sanitizer, Ventilator, Isolation Ward, Quarantine Center, Dedicated Kovid-19 Hospital to provide employment to villagers, agricultural preparations, drinking water situation etc. Reviewed and gave necessary instructions.
Mr. Baghel reviewed the supplementary nutritious food to women and children, dry ration under the Chief Minister's Nutrition Campaign, distribution of food grains for two months to ration card holders. He said that rationing should be done with security for rain in fair price shops of Naxalite affected districts. Review of the work of various departments including availability of fertilizer and seeds for agriculture, arrangement of food and ration for the needy, destitute people, laborers, summer drinking water, preparation of tendu patta toddy, destitute, distribution of social security pension to the handicapped Of. The Chief Minister said that social distressing should be taken care of in the fields. He instructed to collect information about such industries, which require fewer workers and whose living, eating and lodging arrangements can be made there. He instructed the Higher Education Department to arrange for online education in undergraduate and postgraduate classes, similar to the Department of School Education. It was informed in the meeting that online studies are going on in Engineering College and ITI.
The Chief Minister said that all ministers, officers and employees of all departments have worked with team spirit in the implementation of measures to prevent and prevent infection of Kovid-19. The result of this is that there has been no problem in Chhattisgarh till now. He said that this is a serious challenge, all departments are working together to face it. It is a long battle, which all have to fight together. We have to prepare for a long battle. Prevention and prevention from corona have to be incorporated into everyday habits. Physical distancing has to be given importance instead of social distancing.
The Chief Minister also said that so far during the lockdown, we had success with uniformity from Chhattisgarh to Sarguja-Balrampur to Sukma and Dantewada. There was uniformity in the orders and guide-lines issued from the ministers to the Collector and the Superintendents of Police and all were strictly followed. All ministers, officers and employees are eligible for congratulations. Mr. Baghel instructed the Chief Secretary that all officers of Secretary level should work through the camp office in their residence keeping in mind the guide-line. Move the movements as per rules.
Taken through video conferencing, in this meeting all the ministers including Chief Secretary Shri RP Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr. Subrata Sahu, Commissioner of Agriculture Production, Mrs. Maninder Kaur Dwivedi, Food Secretary Dr. Kamalpreet Singh, Secretary of Urban Department Department, Smt. Alarmel Mangai D., Secretary of the Department of Minerals, Mr. Anbalagan P., Deputy Secretary Mrs. Soumya Chaurasia and Secretary of various departments were also present. Were.
Raipur : Video conference with the Prime Minister: Chief Minister Mr. Baghel requests for permission to carry out essential economic activities within the states
In view of the current COVID-19 crisis, Mr Baghel suggested to extend ban on inter-state road, air and rail facilities
Demand for Economic Package from Central Government for MSME Sector Industries
Emphasizes on the need to have more samples taken and tested to prevent COVID-19 infection
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has urged the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi that in this duration of lockdown, permission should be given to carry out economic activities within the states. Mr. Baghel further suggested that maximum number of samples be taken to prevent coronavirus infection. He also emphasized on the need to continue the ban on inter-state road, air and rail facilities, in view of the current status of corona crisis. Mr. Baghel made the above suggestions in the video conferencing of Chief Ministers of all states, called by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, to review the status of Corona virus infection in various parts of the country.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel also urged the Prime Minister that the number of PPE kits should be increased and testing facilities should also be expanded. He also suggested that Central University examinations should be postponed or taken online. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that lack of clear instructions in the guidelines set by the Central Government for the purchase of test kits is creating confusion. Clear guidelines are required in this regard. He said that the MSME sector in the state is constantly demanding economic package. Due to the extended period of lockdown, the existence of this important sector, which provides maximum employment to the people, is in danger. He requested to announce an early economic package by the Central Government to save these industries.
The Chief Minister affirmed that Chhattisgarh was the first state in the nation to implement the lockdown by 31st March. There is a better situation here due to complete lockdown. A total of 18 persons with corona infection have been found infected in the state. Of these, 10 have recovered so far. Condition of the remaining 8 patients is stable. All 7 members of Tablighi Jamaat who were found infected with Corona virus have been admitted to AIIMS Raipur, their condition is also stable. No death has been recorded because of corona virus infection in the state so far. He informed that only 5 districts have been found to have corona infection patients in 28 districts of the state, infected persons have not been found in the remaining 23 districts. So far, 3,473 samples have been taken in the state. An average of 135 samples are being taken per day. Which are very less. Due to less testing, it cannot be said with certainty whether the condition of Covid-19 virus is actually under control or not. There is a need to take 3 to 5 thousand samples daily. A request has also been made earlier in this regard.
The Chief Minister told in video conference that 107 members of Tabligi Jamaat have been kept in quarantine in the state. One of these members is undergoing treatment, he was discharged yesterday. He said that thousands of people were trapped in the state border. They are currently quarantined outside the state limits. But these people are facing a lot of trouble. There are also many travelers and families who want to return back to their homes. Guidelines are expected in this regard.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that out of 56 lakh families in the state, 47 lakh poor families have been given a lump sum ration for two months, and sugar, salt has also been distributed. He told that the market in the state is closed due to which sale and purchase of forest produce is not happening. In the Scheduled Areas, the work of collection and procurement of forest produce Mahua, Tamarind is going on through Forest Committees. States should be allowed to conduct such activities. Daily food is being provided to two and a half lakh families in the state. 77 thousand people have been placed in Quarantine. 10,000 people have been placed in the quarantine in the state borders.
In view of the increasing number of patients during the Corona crisis, Chief Minister Mr.Baghel suggested to continue the ban on interstate traffic facilities through road, air and rail. He also said that considering the number of Corona-infected people and their status, it would be appropriate to authorize the state governments to decide whether economic activities in respective states should be resumed or not. Given the current situation, we will definitely face an economic crisis. Action plan has to be prepared as per requirement, to support and revive economy.
On this occasion, Health Minister Shri T.S. Singhdev, Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subrata Sahu, Health Secretary
Mrs. Niharika Barik Singh, Food Secretary Mr. Kamalpreet Singh were present.
Raipur : Decision regarding calling off lockdown will be taken after Prime Minister’s video conference and cabinet meeting of the state to be held on April 12 : Bhupesh Baghel
Samples of all 107 individuals related to Markaz incident has been collected
Test in progress, None of the people who have returned from Markaz are missing
Chief Minister interacts with journalists of the state through video conferencing
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that the Decision regarding calling off lockdown will be taken after Prime Minister’s video conference tomorrow, at cabinet meeting of the state to be held on April 12. . He said that objective behind taking the decision to call off lockdown will be to strike a balance between daily life and livelihood. Chief Minister expressed these views while addressing journalists via video conferencing. In this conference, nearly 55 representatives from Raipur, Bastar, Sarguja, Bilaspur, Durg Divisions participated.
Chief Minister said that we need to replace the words such as social distancing with physical distancing. This change will save the people returning from migration, other states, and people of weaker section of society from repercussions of social distancing. Chief Minister said that inspired by the lockdown implemented by the administration, people of rural areas have been practicing self-motivated discipline to prevent the spread of the disease, for which they deserve appreciation.
In response to a question, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that none of the people of Tablighi Jamat, who had attended Nizamuddin Markaz and returned to Chhattisgarh, are missing. 107 people have returned from there and all of them have been identified. They have been kept in quarantine and their samples have been collected. Travel history of people they have come in contact have been traced. He said that SIB of Andhra Pradesh had released list of 159 people on the basis of mobile tower data, which was incorrect. This list included names of even those people who had only passed by that location. These people had not attended Markaz. Later, Government of India had collected information about people who went inside markaz, and identified 107 people.
In response to a question asked by media representatives, Chief Minister said that AIIMS Raipur and Medical College Jagdalpur in state have corona virus testing facility. Presently, MEKAHARA Hospital of capital city Raipur has the permission to perform tests. We have quarantine facility and enough quantity of ventilators. State Government has processed tender for testing kits and soon testing kits will be available. He also informed that ration, vegetables, medicines, fertilizers-seeds etc essential services have been given permission to continue with the supply. After diagnosis of new cases in Katghora, 100% lockdown has been implemented in Katghora and each and every person there is being tested. Nine out of 18 corona affected in state have recovered.
Chief Minister said that corona infection started spreading from China to rest of the world. If people coming from international flights from that country were tested and quarantined at the right time, this infection wouldn’t have spread in the country. He told that borders of the state have been sealed, only transport of essential services have been allowed, so as to prevent the corona virus infection from spreading. He told that ration of two months is being distributed to the beneficiaries, mahua and tamarind is being procured in scheduled areas at support price with the help of forest committees and self-help groups. Nodal officers have been appointed to help labourers of Chhattisgarh stranded in other states, and helpline number has also been released. All the necessary arrangements have been made for these labourers. Health Department has given instructions to conduct test for corona infection randomly as well.
Raipur: Good work in Chhattisgarh towards preventing Corona infection: Along with measures to prevent Kovid infection, the needy have also been given top priority: Governor Ms. Uike, who arrived at the shelter site in Durg district, said
Our top priority is to help the needy affected by the lockdown, besides preventing the spread of corona infection in the state. Good work is being done in this direction in the state. In India, we are in a position to fight this infection due to the lockdown of the entire country by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and our situation is better than other countries. By adopting the message the Prime Minister has given to the country, the pace of corona infection can be slowed down and eventually it will help to stop it. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh government has done a good job in this direction, this has succeeded in preventing infection in Chhattisgarh. This was stated by Governor Ms. Anusuiya Uike. The Governor reached the shelter in the Priyadarshini campus in Durg today to meet people who got trapped due to lock down and whose living and food facilities are being arranged by the administration. On this occasion, the Governor met the citizens staying in the shelter. He also gave necessary instructions related to the system. He said that today is my birthday too. I have also prayed to God to free humanity from the disease of Corona soon.
He said that it is time to exercise restraint. Every effort is being made by the administration to prevent infection. Every effort is being made to help the needy. The Governor said that I admire the spirit of health workers, police and administrative staff, sanitation workers, service organizations, media personnel and all the volunteers for battling to save people from Corona during this period of Corona transition. All these have come forward to save humanity, your efforts will surely get success. We are all with you in this fight to prevent corona infection. Together we will remove this disease from the country through collective efforts.
The Governor said that in this hour of crisis, you should cooperate with the needy as much as you can. Social distancing is of paramount importance in this period of corona infection. The Governor said that all the people, except those engaged in the much-needed services, remain completely at home during the lock-down period. Not only will they avoid this infection themselves, but their families will also be safe from infection. The Governor said that in this hour of crisis, the attention of the needs of all sections is being given by the government. On this occasion, Collector Shri Ankit Anand gave detailed information about the work being done for the prevention of Kovid infection. IG Shri Vivekananda Sinha was also present on the occasion. He also informed about the work being done in this regard in Durg Division. Senior Superintendent of Police Shri Ajay Yadav was also present during the inspection.