Expenditure of about Rs. 5.15 crore so far on facility and facility of migrant workers in Rajnandgaon and Kabirdham district
Migrant workers from the Baghanadi border to their district and state border
Managing 100 buses to deliver
Expenditure of 20 lakh rupees per day on transport and diesel
In accordance with the intention of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, the local administration, during the lockdown and the migrant laborers going through Chhattisgarh to other states, for the convenience and arrangement of their stay, food and health facilities including border checkposts by the administration. The system has been ensured, so that the workers do not suffer in any way. Along with the above arrangement of workers coming to Chhattisgarh, a free arrangement of buses has also been made to transport the workers of the state to their home district. Similar arrangements have been made by the Chhattisgarh government for food, tea-snacks, medicine, transport, Charan Paduka etc. for migrant laborers from other states who have gone on their way to their home state via Chhattisgarh.
Workers from Chhattisgarh state including Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal etc. from the border states Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana etc. of Rajnandgaon and Kawardha district of Chhattisgarh state are coming to Chhattisgarh state in large number everyday. An amount of more than Rs 5 crore 15 lakh has been spent so far in Rajnandgaon and Kabirdham district on the convenience and arrangement of workers coming to Chhattisgarh. 100 buses have been arranged as per the instructions of the Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel to take the laborers who reached the Baigandi border, who belong to the state of Chhattisgarh, to the workers of the home district and other states. Migrant workers arriving at the Baghanadi border are constantly being transported to their destination by buses. About 20 lakh rupees is being spent daily on this system.
So far, about 2 lakh 10 thousand people have entered the state of Chhattisgarh from the inter-state borders of Rajnandgaon district to go to their home state through here. Food and food grains have been made available during the transportation of more than 60 thousand migrant workers. 28 lakh rupees have been spent on the 14-day quarantine arrangement of about 1100 migrant laborers from other states in Rajnandgaon district and road-rains and Ran-Basera Rajnandgaon. So far, 4 crore 33 lakh rupees have been spent on arranging food, housing etc. of the workers in 1443 quarantine center set up in Rajnandgaon district. From April 24 till now, 12,000 workers have been transported through buses from Ran-Basera in Rajnandgaon district safely to Kawardha, Mungeli, Bemetara and Balod districts. Similarly, Kawardha district administration has spent 8 lakh 17 thousand rupees on food and transport of more than 19 thousand workers and about 38 lakh rupees on the arrangement of 1087 quarantine centers set up to accommodate migrant workers. 7 lakh 58 thousand rupees have been spent on the transport system of workers from Kawardha district to other districts of the state.
Little girl born in Rajnandgaon Bagnadi Border Sub Health Center
Health Department set example for maternal and child health service
Mrs. Triveni Sahu gave birth to a little girl in the sub-health center of Baganadi Border, Rajnandgaon in the event of a lockdown during a difficult period of corona virus infection. On receiving the news of this, Collector Mr. Jayaprakash Maurya reached the sub-health center located on the border with the Chief Medical and Health Officer and inquired about the health of the mother-child. The Collector gave the birth certificate and baby kit of the girl to Mrs. Triveni Sahu. He praised and thanked the spirit of providing speedy healthcare to ANM Roshni Singh. Superintendent of Police Shri Jitendra Shukla expressed happiness over the safe delivery of Mrs. Triveni at the sub-health center of the border and appreciated the team and allied police personnel of Health Department.
The entire family of Pruma Mrs. Triveni Sahu was corona examined, who had come negative. After giving them food and explaining the necessary medicines, they were sent from the government ambulance to their village Katai Bemetra. Aware health team of District Rajnandgaon and ANM Roshni Singh of Uphealth Center have set an example by successfully taking care of maternal and child health and increasing public confidence in the human health services of the Health Department. The Rajnandgaon Health Department has sent a proposal to the state government to upgrade the sub-health center located on the Baganadi border to be developed as a health and wellness center.
Raipur : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel writes to PM, gives various suggestions for formulating strategies for fourth phase of lockdown
In response to prime ministers call for suggestion from Chief Ministers of all states for formulating strategies for fourth phase of lockdown, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi submitting his suggestions in this regard.
In his letter, the chief minister said that in order to bring the economy back on track, it is necessary to restart business and commercial activities with complete precaution. Therefore, permission should be given to allow sale of essential as well as non essential items in all areas except containment zones. All types of showrooms and workshops related to purchase of vehicles should be allowed to operate.
He said all types of e-commerce activities could also be given a go ahead. Hotel industry should be permitted to provide only lodging facility with the condition of maintaining social distancing. Restaurants, bar, spa etc in these hotels should not be given any relaxation. He further suggested that independently working technician, electrician, mechanics etc should be allowed and permitted to open shops for their tools and equipments.
The chief minister said construction work in urban areas should be approved with condition of adhering to maintaining social distancing. Permission for pass to allow transportation facility for labourers should be made mandatory.
On demarcation of areas as red, orange and green zones on the basis of corona positive cases, Mr Baghel said that the Centre should set transparent criteria for giving states a free hand to categorize various districts in different zones.
Giving his views the chief minister said opening inter-state borders at this moment will not be appropriate. Inter-state transport should be allowed for stranded labourers and people of other categories. The information regarding their arrival should be shared with the state so that necessary measure could be taken and procedure of quarantine followed.
Restrictions on non-essential interstate transport by June 15 are currently required. Transportation must be done with permission only for urgent reasons. In addition to labor special trains, new trains should be run only with the consent of the states concerned.
Similarly, transport of persons by air should be for stranded persons only. For general and non-essential reasons, it will not be appropriate to be allowed to move. It would be appropriate to suspend public transport services for the time being.
Mr. Baghel has written in the letter that Chhattisgarh has contributed well in the national efforts being made to control Covid-19. Along with controlling the infection, the state government is also supporting the central government and other state governments in the work of providing relief to the affected people. After the first phase lockdown, gradually different types of discounts have been given by the Government of India.
Also, a large number of workers and other persons are coming to Chhattisgarh from other corona infection affected states. Due to this, there is a possibility of re-infection in Chhattisgarh. Therefore, it would not be appropriate to open inter-state boundaries in the next few months with a view of caution.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has requested Prime Minister to consider these suggestions. He said empowering the states will definitely enhance their ability to fight Corona. Chhattisgarh government is always ready for the cooperation of the central government and other state governments.
Raipur : Chhattisgarh CM demands provision for payment of expenditure on inter-state and intra state transport of laborers and other persons in State Disaster Response Fund
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel writes to Prime Minister
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister today requested the Centre for proper provision in SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund) for the payment of expenses incurred on interstate travel of migrant workers and others travelling within the state.
The Chief Minister in his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that more than 1.50 lakh migrant workers and other persons of Chhattisgarh are stranded in other states and are anxious to return to their home due to the circumstances arising out of the lockdown.
Workers have started returning from other states and more than 27 thousand workers have returned to Chhattisgarh by their own means and bus facilities provided by the state government.
Apart from this, the process of bringing back about one lakh 32 thousand workers through rail and buses has started from May 11. There is currently no provision for the workers to pay the expenses incurred in rail and bus transport from SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund). The state government has also decided to provide food, water and bus facilities till state border to workers going to other states via Chhattisgarh. Large amount is expected to be spent in transport and other facilities of workers. Mr. Baghel has written in the letter that Covid-19 has been classified as a national disaster’ by the Government of India.
Referring to the letter dated 14 March 2020 from the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, he said that in this letter a provision has been made to spend up to 25 per cent limit from the State Disaster Response Fund out of the provisioned amount of SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund) to keep cases under quarantine, sample collection of individuals and screening measures for cluster contention operation, contact tracing.
In addition to setting up laboratory for prevention of Covid-19, purchase of necessary equipment, health department, police department, purchase of personal protection kit for fire services, thermal screener, ventilator, air purification equipment and others used in hospital Provision for expenditure up to 10 percent limit has been made from SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund) amount for purchase of material.
In addition, provision has been made by the March 28 letter of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, for expenditure from the SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund) for the operation of relief camps during the lockdown period for migrant workers and needy homeless persons.
The Chief Minister has written in the letter that a large amount is likely to be spent in transport and other facilities of the workers. In these circumstances, proper provision should be made in the SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund) for the payment of inter-state transport of workers and other persons and transportation expenses from one place to another within the state. Mr. Baghel has requested the Prime Minister to give appropriate instructions to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in this regard.
Raipur: Workers' income support under MNREGA in lock down
Tularam, Tulsiram and Kamla do dabari construction work under MNREGA from 5 am.
31 thousand 397 workers getting employment in Bastar district
Most of the villagers of Bastar district had this working style in the lockdown, due to which they are getting wages of Rs 190 per day as wages. These villagers are currently happier than the laborers who went to earn the state from the lockdown as they got employment near home. On the instructions of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, a large number of employment-oriented works are being conducted under the MNREGA in the state. The basic objective of the MNREGA scheme is to provide employment at the local level to the rural families. In the state of Chhattisgarh, under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA, from 100 days to 150 days employment is being provided. The expenditure on the additional 50 days is being borne by the state government. 31 thousand 397 laborers are working in Bastar district under MNREGA. There are one lakh 964 jabcard holders, two lakh 24 thousand 222 registered workers, one lakh 20 thousand 402 active workers in the district. In the district Bastar in the 2019-20 financial year, more than Rs 61 crore 2 lakh was spent in the works of MNREGA. The target is to spend Rs 94 crore in the financial year 2020-21.
Tularam, Tulsiram and Kamala, residents of Sargipal and Niyanar near the district headquarters Jagdalpur, are engaged in construction work under the MNREGA "which is Noni MNREGA Tha Buta Karuk Jawaan" (Chal Noni MNREGA working) from 5 o'clock in the morning. By 8 o'clock he finishes his part work and goes back home. MNREGA played an important role in preventing the villagers of the district from seeking work in other states or districts.
During the lockdown, more than six thousand workers are coming back home in Bastar district. Necessary preparations are being made by the district administration and district panchayat to use these laborers in MNREGA works. MNREGA scheme was launched with the aim of providing the villagers of lockdown the opportunity to create employment and permanent assets as well as to provide economic support to the laborers returning home from other states during the lockdown. Will be helpful in
Under Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act, during lockdown in Bastar district, individual dabri, well, land reforms, bunds, pond construction, animal shed construction, plantations, pasture construction, plantation work on government land, individual fruitful plantations, anganwadi buildings Goat shed for construction, hen shed, plantation in nursery through female group, government male Drain construction for plant construction, irrigation channels built, water from the village in Surrey, Boulder Dam, Czech Dame, the gabion construction, to be served Work shed so a girl group.
Center returns Chhattisgarh's CSR money to industrialists: Bhupesh Baghel
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday urged the central government to return the CSR money given by the industrialists of his state to the 'PM Cares Fund'.
Raipur. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday urged the central government to return the CSR money given by the industrialists of his state to the 'PM Cares Fund'. He also said in a conversation with PTI that the country has the right to know about the money raised in the PM Cares Fund.
Modi give us this money: Bhupesh Baghel
Bhupesh Baghel had recently made public an account of the amount of cooperation received in the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. According to him, he has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Chhattisgarh industrialists have given money under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the PM Cares Fund. The Chief Minister said, 'I told the Prime Minister that this money belongs to Chhattisgarh. This is ours The people of our state have money. Give us this money, so that we can take decisions for the welfare of our people. '
Rs 1000 crore earmarked for migrant laborers
Significantly, on Wednesday, PM Cares Fund Trust decided to allocate Rs 3,100 crore for the fight against Kovid-19. The Prime Minister's Office said in a statement that out of the Rs 3,100 crore allocated from the PM Cares Fund, about Rs 2000 crore has been earmarked for the purchase of ventilators and Rs 1,000 crore for migrant laborers.
Raipur : Chhattisgarh gradually coming back on track, economic activities being gently resumed : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Cabinet’s Decision (13 May 2020)
In the Cabinet Meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today, following important decisions were taken:-
• Launch of ‘Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana’ approved for encouraging crop production and supporting agricultural activities. This scheme will be inaugurated on May 21, i.e. on Punyatithi of Ex-Prime Minister late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi ji. Based on the registered and procured area in Kharif 2019, financial aid will be transferred into the accounts of farmers through DBT for paddy, corn and sugarcane crop at the rate of Rs 10,000 per acre.
• If the farmer receiving financial aid had taken paddy crop last year and this year he/she is producing other crops under the scheme, he/she will be provided additional aid per acre.
• Decision taken to conduct Excellent Hindi and English medium schools through registered societies. Minimum one school will be opened in each of the district headquarters, municipal councils and municipal corporation jurisdiction. Nearly 40 such schools will be opened.
• Decision of integrating Vocational Certificate Course of ITI for students with the curriculum of 11th and 12th standard in block headquarters.
• Special Incentive Package approved for establishing bio-ethanol production units in Chhattisgarh state Under Bespoke Policy in Industrial Policy.
• Decision taken to notify integrated list of Backward Classes for Chhattisgarh state
• Recommendations of State-Level Committee constituted for redressal of paddy procured at support price In kharif marketing year 2019-20 were deliberated upon.
• Distribution of chickpeas/chana dal on cards under Chhattisgarh Food Security Act approved.
• Keeping in view the need for immediate procurement of chickpeas, under the preventive measures being taken in state against COVID-19, proposal to procure chickpeas at proposed rated of NAFED from April to June 2020 approved.
• Lump sum distribution of food grain stock of more than one month to the beneficiaries under Public Distribution System permitted.
• Proposal to sanction separate rates for loading and unloading of paddy for kharif marketing year 2019-20 approved.
• Cabinet has decided to waive off one-month tax of trucks and two-month tax of buses, to provide concession in monthly/trimester tax payable on passenger vehicles, goods vehicles, school and city buses and private service buses, and to extend the last date of tax deposit till June 30.
• Proposal to free-hold the permanent ‘patta’ land lease approved with terms and conditions.
• Cabinet approved the proposal of survey investigation and DPR preparation of Bodhghat Multipurpose Project.
• Keeping in view the current circumstances due to pandemic, Cabinet has decided to impose special corona charges on sale of country and foreign liquor. In the same sequence, Rs 10 will be charged on each bottle of country liquor and 10% of retail rate of foreign liquor will be charged as special corona tax on each bottle.
• Chhattisgarh Government is committed to provide proper housing facility to all the urban families. In the same sequence, Cabinet has decided to build 40 thousand additional houses under Mor Zameen-Mor Makaan Yojana.
• Cabinet has decided to provide housing facility at minimum rates under Mor Awas-Mor Chinhari Yojana to the tenants as well.
Other Administrative Decisions:
1. Keeping in view the current circumstances due to lockdown, Cabinet has decided to distribute refined iodized salt under PDS to APL families of the state as well. On APL ration cards, maximum two kg salt per card at Rs 10/kg will be provided from June 1. Implementation of this scheme will benefit nearly 9.04 lakh families. Chhattisgarh Government is currently distributing free of cost refined iodized salt to 56 lakh ration card holders of the state under PDS, as per their eligibility.
2. State Government has extended the 30% concession on government guideline rates of land transaction for entire year. This concession was earlier applicable till June 30, which has now been extended till June 30.
Raipur : Chhattisgarh CM seeks immediate roll back of iron ore price hike
CM Bhupesh Baghel writes to Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan; demands fixing long term concessional rates for iron ore
Small and Sponge Iron units in CG on the verge of closure due to non availability of iron ore in concession rates, says CM
Raipur: Workers of Chhattisgarh and others stranded in other states begin to return: first laborers special train from Gujarat reached Bilaspur
On the initiative and direction of Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the first train from Gujarat today arrived at Bilaspur station carrying migrant workers, students, people in distress and medical needs of Chhattisgarh. All necessary preparations were ensured by the district administration. The train arrived from Gujarat carrying around 1200 workers and others. The train reached Bilaspur via Ahmedabad, Godhra, Ratlam, Bina, Katni, Pendrod. The train also included 20 people from Mungeli district, 53 from Janjgir-Champa district and 11 from Durg district.
Duty of 80 medical staff was imposed by the district administration Bilaspur for the health test of passengers coming by train. There were 28 doctors, 14 lab technicians and 22 para medical staff members. Apart from this, 16 people were deployed for other coordination, sanitizer and mask distribution. 82 police and 50 RPF personnel were deployed to protect the passengers. 56 officer-employees of the Revenue and Panchayat Department and drivers for 70 buses and the same vehicle in-charge were present for the scooting of passengers. For the sanitization of the station and the surrounding area, 20 staff members of the corporation and 30 administrative officers including SDM, Deputy Collector and Tehsildar were present to coordinate and monitor this entire system.
15 special trains will be run in a phased manner for the return of stranded workers in other states to Chhattisgarh.
The Chhattisgarh government has so far planned to run a total of 15 special trains for the return of Chhattisgarh workers, students, people in distress and people in need of medical care in other states due to the lockdown on the initiative and direction of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel. . The state government said that with this, trains will be operated in a phased manner. For getting into trains, it will be mandatory for these people to register online in the link issued by the state government.
Staff duty was imposed in every bogie by the district administration. When the train reached the station, passengers were alighted from four coaches at one time. All passengers were given a hand sanitizer and mask before landing. A team of the Health Department was stationed at every gate of the railway station, through which their health tests and screening were done. People from other districts were evacuated from Gate No. 2 of the station. People from other development blocks were evacuated from gate number three to Masturi and from gate number four. Arrangements were made to send laborers from the railway station to their villages and districts where they would be kept in the quarantine center. 60 buses have been arranged for the people of Bilaspur district. Employees were deployed to board the passengers in buses of the respective area and their departure. Six 108-ambulances were also stationed outside the station.
The 15 trains that the Chhattisgarh government has phased include two trains from Ahmedabad to Bilaspur, one train from Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh to Bilaspur, one train from Amritsar Punjab to Champa, Viramgam Ahmedabad to Bilaspur Champa one train, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh to Raipur three trains, Two trains from Lucknow to Bhatapara, one train from Muzaffarpur Bihar to Raipur, one train from Delhi to Bilaspur, Mehsana Gujarat A train from Bilaspur to Champa, 2 trains from Hyderabad Telangana to Durg Raipur via Bilaspur.
The state government has released online link for travel in these trains -
By applying this link, people will be able to return to Chhattisgarh through these trains. Apart from this, 24-hour helpline number 0771-2443809, 91098-49992, 75878-21800, 75878-22800, 96858-50444, 91092-83986 and 88277-73986 can be contacted.