Chhattisgarh shares first rank with Andhra Pradesh for highest GST collection in the country : GST Collection in October month this year increases by 26percent , as compared to the collection in October month last year
Economy of Chhattisgarh is flourishing despite corona crisis
GST collection this year in the month of October is 26% more than the GST collection in October month of year 2020. Chhattisgarh has secured first rank in the country in terms of the increase in GST collection. Chhattisgarh is sharing the first rank with Andhra Pradesh. As per the list issued by Union Finance Ministry, GST collection in the State in October,2019 was Rs 1570 crore, whereas in October 2020, the GST collection has increased to Rs 1974 crore. GST collection in October, 2020 has increased by Rs 404 crore as compared to October, 2019.
Far-sighted decisions taken under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel to maintain the growth of state’s economy during corona crisis have yielded pleasant results. Even during the lockdown period, economy activities in rural and forest areas continued. Under Kisaan Nyay Yojana, 19 lakh farmers of the state have been receiving payment for paddy procurement in regular intervals. On the occasion of Rajyotsav, Rs 1500 crore was transferred into the accounts of farmers as the third installment of the scheme. Two installments of Rs 1500 crore each have been provided to the farmers in the past. Under Godhan Nyay Yojana as well, nearly Rs 40 crore has been paid to the farmers and cattle ranchers for dung procurement in gauthans.
On Panchayat and Rural Development and GST Minister Mr. TS Singhdeo’s initiative, large number of people in rural areas was provided employment under MNREGA during corona crisis. This has helped in strengthening rural economy. Improvement in spending power of people has benefited the industrial and commerce sector as well. Meanwhile, procurement of forest produce by self-help groups also continued in forest regions. 30% concession was provided on government guideline rates on land transactions to keep the real estate sector active. Automobile sector has also performed well. During lockdown, production in steel industries and work in coal mine also went on uninterrupted.
On November 1, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel will give 18.38 lakh farmers of the state the third installment of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana
1500 crores to be transferred as third installment in farmers' account
3 thousand crores given to farmers in two installments of the scheme so far
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will transfer an amount of Rs. 1500 crores as the third installment of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana in the account of 18 lakh 38 thousand 592 farmers of the state during the state celebrations on the occasion of State Foundation Day. In order to provide sufficient investment in agriculture sector and relief in tenant cost, the Government of Chhattisgarh is providing exchange support to the farmers under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana. Under this scheme 1500-1500 crores as the amount of first and second installment, a total of 3 thousand crores has been paid through direct benefit transfer (DBT) to the bank account of the farmers. Under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, farmers will be paid Rs 5750 crore in four installments.
On November 1, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel will transfer funds under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana, out of which farmers' accounts have a total amount of Rs 463 crore 86 lakh as third installment in the account of 5 lakh 60 thousand 794 farmers. , Rs 428 crore 13 lakh in the account of 5 lakh 57 thousand 303 farmers of Durg division, Rs 391 crore 63 lakh in the account of 4 lakh 56 thousand 100 farmers of Bilaspur division, accounts of one lakh 19 thousand 531 farmers of Sarguja division In the form of third installment, Rs. 104 crore 50 lakh will be transferred and in the account of one lakh 44 thousand 864 farmers of Bastar division, Rs. 111 crore 88 lakh.
Among the farmers benefiting from this scheme, there are 9 lakh 55 thousand 531 marginal farmers, 5 lakh 61 thousand 523 small farmers and 3 lakh 21 thousand 538 long farmers. Under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, farmers are being provided paddy, maize and sugarcane. The implementation of this scheme has been started from Kharif 2019. In the coming time, this scheme will include farmers producing soyabean, groundnut, sesame, pigeonpea, moong, urad, kulthi, ramatil, kodo, kutki in the kharif season.
Chief Minister performs customary rituals at Danteshwari Mai Mandir, prays for peace and prosperity for people of the state
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today performed the customary ritual at Danteshwari Mai Mandir of Jagdalpur and prayed for peace and prosperity for people of the state. On the occasion, School Education and Tribal Caste Development Minister and Minister In-charge Dr Premsai Tekam, Industry Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, MP Mr. Deepak Baij, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Rekhchand Jain, Chhattisgarh Handicraft Board Chairman Mr. Chandan Kashyap and Jagdalpur Mayor Mrs. Safira Sahu was also present.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel unveils various gifts at Muria Durbar : Mr. Baghel announces hike in honorarium of Manjhi-Chalki and other officials
Renovation of Manjhi Bhavan at Jagdalpur announced
Chief Minister today unveiled various gifts at Muria Durbar of Bastar Dussehra. Mr. Baghel won hearts by announcing hike in the honourariums of various office-bearers including Manjhi-Chalki.
On the request of MP and Bastar Dussehra Samiti Chairman Mr. Deepak Baij, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel made 20 announcements. He announced that application would be collected from all Manjhi Chalkis and they would be provided forestland rights certificates within six months. Likewise, Honorarium of Manjhis has been hiked from Rs 1350 to Rs 2000 per months, and that of Chaalkis has been hiked from Rs 675 to Rs 1000, whereas honorarium of executive members has been hiked from Rs 1000 to Rs 1100 and honorarium of 21 pujaris has been increased from Rs 3000 to Rs 3500, annual honorarium of Rs 15000 to Gurumaya and Bhandar-Devi priest, Munda Baja player, Mohari Baja player and seven members of worship, Rs 11 thousand to people who do Jogibithai, and honorarium of total Rs 42 thousand has been announced for the the chariot-making party.
Mr. Baghel announced recruitment on Manjhi-Chaalki vacancies within 6 months, upgrading of Manjhi Bhawan in Jagdalpur and fulfillment of other demands of Chalkis within 6 months.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that Bastar holds the record of celebrating the world's longest festival. This festival, which is celebrated for two and a half months every year, was celebrated for three and a half months this year. Bastar Dussehra is the longest running festival of the world, and not just India. This event is popular across the country and abroad, a major attraction for a large number of foreign tourists.
Describing Bastar's passion for freedom, he said that Raja Gaindsingh was hanged here in year 1824, long before the commencement of India's freedom struggle in 1857. This event sparked the rebellion in Bastar, and its flames later spread across the country.
Saluting all the gems of Chhattisgarh including the first martyr Veeranarayan Singh, Chief Minister said that Bastar played a special role in the independence of the country. People from tribal communities of Dantewada, Kanker, Bijapur, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Kanker come all the way to participate in this event. Along with the celebrations, discussion on social progress is also held at Muria Durbar. Chief Minister praised the tribal community's resolve to plant trees as compensation for cutting the trees to build chariots for Bastar Dussehra.
Speaking about the poor, tribal and farmer friendly policies, Chief Minister said that after formation of the new government, farmers were given loan waiver and paddy was procured at Rs 2500 per quintal. Under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, paddy, maize and sugarcane farmers are being provided an amount of Rs. 10,000 per acre. Two installments under the scheme has already been transferred. The third installment will be released on November 1.
Chief Minister said that in Lohandiguda we have returned 42 hundred acres of land to 1700 tribal farmers, wage at the rate of Rs 4000 per bag is being given for tendupatta collection in Chhattisgarh. To ensure sustainable income for forest dwellers, 31 minor forest produce are now being procured at the support price, instead of 7. He said that during lockdown, state government arranged for procurement of minor forest produce through self-help groups. Our government created a record of employing 26 lakh people per day during lockdown, under MNREGA.
Chief Minister praised Mr. Deepak Baij, MP and Chairman of Bastar Dussehra Committee. He said that he is living up to his responsibility as the chairman of Bastar Dussehra Committee. Praising Bastar Dussehra Committee and the district administration for the successful organization of this mega festival during Corona crisis, Chief Minister said that not only all the rituals of this festival were organized systematically, security arrangements during the event were also at par. On this occasion, Tribal Welfare Minister and in-charge Minister of Bastar district, Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam and Industry Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma also addressed the public.
*Photo of 'Jhanda Manjhi' released*
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel released the photograph of Jhanda Manjhi on the occasion. Chief Minister felicitated Manjhi, Chalki, members and employees of the Bastar Dussehra Committee with certificates, for their cooperation in organizing Bastar Dussehra.
On this occasion, members of the Bastar royal family Mr. Kamalchand Bhanjadev, Parliamentary Secretary and Jagdalpur MLA Mr. Rekhachand Jain, Chairman of Handicrafts Development Board and Narayanpur MLA Mr. Chandan Kashyap, CREDA President Mr. Mithilesh Swarnakar, President of Fisheries Board Mr. M.R. Nishad, Mayor Smt. Saphira Sahu, Municipal Corporation President Smt. Kavita Sahu and many public representatives were present.
Chief Minister Shri Baghel's Narva program achieved a major achievement: Central Government selected Bilaspur and Surajpur districts for National Water Award
Bilaspur in the revival of rivers and streams and Surajpur district in the area of water conservation achieved first place in the country
Award will be given in the month of November
The state of Chhattisgarh has achieved another major achievement under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel. The Central Government will award the Chief Minister's Narva program. Bilaspur district of the state for the works done for the renovation of the river/ drains and Surajpur district for the water conservation work, was ranked first among the best districts in the country for works done in two years, under the Narva program by the Ministry of Water Power, Government of India.
The National Water Award for the year 2019 will be given to both the districts for the conservation and promotion of water sources by the Ministry of Water Power of the Central Government. Bilaspur district has been selected for the first prize at the national level in the East Under Revival of River category and Surajpur district in the East Under Water Conservation category. The award will be given in the month of November.
It is worth mentioning that with the formation of new government in the state, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has given a new life to the rural economy of the state with the vision of saving the four icons of Chhattisgarh, 'Narva, Garuva, Ghurwa and Bari'.
Under Narva program, an important component of the ambitious Suraji village scheme of Chhattisgarh government, a large number of rivers and drains are being conserved and promoted in all districts of the state. With this, availability of drinking water is ensured, development of irrigation resources, recharge of ground water is being done giving a new life to the rural economy.
Under the Narva program, 47 structures were constructed in various rivers and drains in Bilaspur district and 17.508 million cubic meters of water-logging capacity was created and up to 152 kilometers, water availability was ensured in rivers and drains. With this, 49 small reservoir schemes are under construction in the district which will create 48.53 million cubic meters of water logging capacity. Due to this, water will be filled in 181 km long river and drains.
The total length of the 13 main rivers and drains and local drains flowing in Bilaspur district is 2352.56 km. In this, the Water Resources Department has constructed one large, one medium and 165 small reservoirs and 117 anicut. The Water Resources Department has revived a total of 1146.90 km of rivers and drains. 284 structures have been built in these river-channels, out of which 13 in Kharang River, 5 in Shivnath, 13 in Lilagar, 17 in Arpa, 12 in Son River, 8 in Maniyari River, 12 in Ghulagha Nala, 5 in Gokna Nala. Small reservoirs and anicuts have been constructed at Tungan Nala, 3 at Narmada Nala, 3 at Champi Nala, 4 at Alan Nala, 5 at Jevas Nala and 181 at local drains.
Similarly, the Dabri Mahabhiyan program was launched to conserve water in Surajpur district and raise the level of ground water. In which structures like Loose Boulder Check Dam were constructed to revive the beneficiary-oriented Dabri, the well-known small drains in addition to the well. About 7 thousand Dabri and 4200 wells have been built in the last two years under the Dabri Mahabhiyan. In this, about 18 thousand acres of land was irrigated and farmers started taking crops twice a year. Apart from this, the work of reviving small and large drains was started in the last two years. Structures like 29 earthen dams, 57 stop dams, 10 under-ground dykes and 10,000 contour trenches were constructed, due to which irrigation potential has been increased in about 12 thousand hectare land and underground water level has also increased.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers was held at his residence office here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel…
A Council of Ministers meeting was held at his residence office here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel wrote a letter to the Prime Minister: Thanks to the decision of the Government of Chhattisgarh to decide the rate of ethanol production from surplus rice at 54 rupees 87 paise per liter.
Demand for allowing surplus paddy purchased from farmers of Chhattisgarh to produce bio fuel directly to ethanol plants
With this, farmers will be able to sell paddy directly to the ethanol plants set up in the state.
Chhattisgarh government's 18-month efforts got success
Chief Minister said: The permission to produce ethanol directly from surplus paddy will be helpful in the economic progress of the farmers of the state.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, thanking the Chhattisgarh government for the decision to set the rate of ethanol production from surplus rice to Rs. 54 paise 87 paise as a result of the efforts, along with the surplus paddy purchased from the farmers of Chhattisgarh. Has also demanded to allow bio-fuel production directly to the ethanol plants, so that the paddy will be sold directly by the farmers to the ethanol plants in the state.
The Chief Minister has written in a letter to the Prime Minister - In order to encourage production of biofuels in the direction of National Bio Policy 2018 and fulfillment of its goal by the Government of Chhattisgarh, for the permission of bio-ethanol production from surplus paddy produced in the state since last 18 months. Constant efforts were made.
According to the decision taken by you as a result of these efforts of the state government, the rate of ethanol production from surplus rice (obtained through FCI godowns) by oil distribution companies has been set at 54 rupees 87 paise per liter. Thank you very much for this decision.
The Chief Minister has written that the state government demands that the surplus paddy purchased from the farmers of the state should be allowed to produce bio fuel directly to the ethanol plants, so that the paddy sold to the ethanol plants in the state can be sold directly by the farmers Will be able to Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has said that the permission to produce ethanol directly from surplus paddy will prove to be extremely helpful for the economic progress of the farmers of the state.
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.