On the special appearance of Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rahul Gandhi on the martyrdom day of former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel along with his cabinet colleagues for the farmers of Chhattisgarh ..
On the special appearance of Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rahul Gandhi on the martyrdom day of former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel along with his cabinet colleagues launched the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana for the farmers of Chhattisgarh. Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rahul Gandhi joined from New Delhi through video conferencing.
The launch program of this scheme was organized at the residence of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel at Raipur, where Chief Minister Mr. Baghel, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Dr. Charandas was present with Mahant and his cabinet colleagues. The Government of Chhattisgarh commended Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and his cabinet colleagues for this innovative scheme launched by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rahul Gandhi in the interest of farmers. Under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana, the first of its kind scheme in the country started by the Government of Chhattisgarh, an amount of about 5700 crores in the account of farmers producing paddy, maize and sugarcane (Rabi), to encourage farmers to cultivate, produce them For the purpose of getting the right price of Rs. This amount will be given to the farmers in four installments. Today, as its first installment, an amount of 1500 crore rupees was transferred online to the farmers' account through DBT today.
In this program, MPs, MLAs, other people's representatives, farmers and beneficiaries of various schemes were also involved in video conferencing.
Today's death anniversary of former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Shri Rajiv Gandhi: Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel and his cabinet colleagues gave humble tribute ..
Former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary on 21st May, today, Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel along with Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr. Charandas Mahant and Cabinet colleagues in his residence office paid respectful tribute to the late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi on oil painting Of. On this occasion, everyone took an oath to strongly oppose terrorism and violence.
Raipur: Water supply to every house in rural areas will be done by the year 2024: Shri Bhupesh Baghel
Union Water Power Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat discussed with Chief Minister Mr. Baghel through video conferencing on 'Jal Jeevan Mission'
The state government prepared a district-wise plan for the implementation of the mission
The plan will be implemented in mission mode
Keeping in view the special circumstances of Chhattisgarh, the request for increasing the contribution of the Center from 50 percent to 75 percent for the mission
Request for permission from Central Water Commission for Bodh Ghat project
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that the state government will work in mission mode to provide clean drinking water by the year 2024 through every household tap in rural areas of Chhattisgarh. An action plan has been prepared for this. Mr. Baghel gave this information in a video conference held today with Union Water Power Minister Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. In the conference, Union Minister Shri Shekhawat discussed about the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (Har Ghar Nal-Gramin) in Chhattisgarh. Mr. Baghel said that the state and central government will together complete this mission within the time-limit. The Union Minister Shri Shekhawat assured the State Government of all possible cooperation for the implementation of this mission.
Agriculture and Water Resources Minister of Chhattisgarh Shri Ravindra Choubey, Public Health Engineering Minister Guru Rudrakumar, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Subrata Sahu, Secretary of Water Resources and Public Health Engineering Department, Mr. Avinash Champawat were also present on the occasion. It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced the Water Life Mission on 15 August 2019. Under this, a target has been set to provide clean drinking water through every household tap in rural areas by the year 2024. In this mission, there is a provision to provide 55 liters per person per day clean water through pipelines in every house in rural areas.
Chief Minister Shri Baghel told the Union Minister Shri Shekhawat during the discussion that keeping in view the special circumstances of Chhattisgarh, the contribution of the Central Government for water life mission should be increased from 50 percent to 75 percent and the share of the state should be kept at 25 percent . Presently, there is a provision of giving 50 percent of the amount in this mission by the central government and 50 percent by the state government. The Chief Minister said that the population of Chhattisgarh is in ideal condition but Chhattisgarh is the ninth largest state in the country. Chhattisgarh is a tribal state, with a large area of forests and a sparse population. Many villages in Bastar and Surguja of Chhattisgarh are spread over an area of several square kilometers. Therefore, every house will have to spend more amount to deliver drinking water through pipelines.
The Chief Minister said that there is not a large water body in tribal areas of the state, especially in Bastar. If every house has to be watered, then water will also have to be arranged for this. Referring to the ambitious' Narva, Garuva, Ghuruva, Bari scheme of the state government, the Chief Minister said that under the Narva scheme, 30 thousand drains of the state will be revived. Presently work has been started for 1100 drains. For this, an action plan has been prepared scientifically using satellite maps. There will be no water shortage for water recharging, drinking water, irrigation and industrial activities through this scheme.
The Union Minister Shri Shekhawat assured to provide all possible support for the water life mission. He said that funds received from the Campa, MNREGA and the 15th Finance Commission will be utilized for the purpose of providing water to every household. He said that in villages where there is a provision of drinking water and drinking water for drinking water, the work of giving water to houses through pipelines can be started. It will also provide employment to the people.
Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey said that arrangements will have to be made to bring water from irrigation reservoirs to villages in Bastar region. Bodhghat irrigation project of Bastar region has been sent to the Central Water Commission for approval. The scheme will irrigate Naxal-affected Bijapur, Dantewada and Sukma districts and will provide water for the Water Life Mission in these areas. Shri Choubey urged the Union Minister Shri Shekhawat to get the Bodhghat project approved soon and cooperate in resolving the water dispute between Chhattisgarh and Odisha. He gave information about Narva, Garuva, Ghuruwa, Bari scheme and told that water conservation and promotion works are being done through forest department, panchayat and rural department and water shed. Public Health Engineering Minister Guru Rudra Kumar said in the meeting that an action plan has been prepared for all the districts in the state for the Water Life Mission. There will be no shortage of resources for this mission. Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, the local community will have 10 percent participation in the expenditure on water supply through pipelines in the villages with the contribution of the central and state government. The amount will be deposited in the villages, the same amount will be given by the Central and State Government This amount will be used in the maintenance of the village's tap water scheme.
It was informed at the meeting that in the rural areas of Chhattisgarh, water supply is being done in 11 percent of the houses so far. Through this mission, water will be supplied from pipe line to 100 per cent houses. Out of 43 lakh 17 thousand houses in rural areas in the state, water is being supplied through pipelines only in 4 lakh 82 thousand houses. Water will be supplied to 38 lakh 34 thousand homes through the Jal Jeevan Mission.
Raipur: Chhattisgarh ODF Plus Plus to be declared first and only state in the country: Union Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri announced
Ambikapur city as five stars and
9 urban bodies of the state including Bhilai Nagar, Patan received three star rating
The Chief Minister and the Minister of Urban Administration called on the citizens, public representatives and
Congratulations and best wishes to the urban bodies
In the results of ODF Plus Plus released by the Government of India, the success of all the civic bodies in the state of Chhattisgarh has achieved tremendous success. The state of Chhattisgarh is the first and only state in the country to have the distinction of being ODF plus plus. Ambikapur city has once again brought laurels to the entire country in the matter of cleanliness under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel.
Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahria told here today that Ambikapur city of Chhattisgarh has got the first place in this list with a 5 star rating in the National Sanitation Survey Report. Along with this, 14 other urban bodies of the state have also received 3 star and 1 star rating. Dr. Dahria said that the results of the Garbage Star Rating Protocol of Star Cities were released today by the Central Government through an online press conference from the Nation Media Center. In which the city of Ambikapur of Chhattisgarh ranks first. Earlier, Ambikapur was also ranked second in the country in the previous ratings.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahriya congratulate Secretary Ms. Alarmelmangai D. and the Mayor, President, Councilors, officers-employees of all the civic bodies, cleanliness didi-workers on the star rating and success of ODIF Plus Plus Giving wishes and good wishes, he has given instructions to continue these efforts. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has said that the name of Ambikapur city is not only on the table of the country in terms of cleanliness, the administration, corporation administration, corporation public representative and the residents of the city are also very aware of the cleanliness of the city. He said that Ambikapur and other bodies have done better in the declared rankings due to the day-to-day hard work of the cleanliness Didis and the cleanliness staff of the Corporation.
It is known that all the bodies of the state have been successful in the results of ODF Plus Plus and Chhattisgarh is the only state in the country to achieve this feat. The results of the Swachh Survekshan 2020 have been announced today by the Central Ministry officials.
It is noteworthy that garbage collection is done by the women self-help group of Ambikapur. Along with this, large-scale cuttings are released from the city on a daily basis. Dr. Dahriya said that the garbage collection system adopted by the urban body of Ambikapur city has changed considerably throughout the country including the country and now this system has been implemented in the rest of Chhattisgarh corporations on the lines of Ambikapur Municipal Corporation. In addition to this, solid waste management in Ambikapur city has been developed in addition to waste water recycling system. Drainage water is being purified and made back for use on a large scale here. This achievement of Ambikapur has made the entire Chhattisgarh state proud.
Dr. Dahria informed that in this list of Central Urban Ministries, in addition to 5 star rating, rankings of 3 and 1 star have also been released. In this ranking announced by Union Minister for Housing, Environment and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Puri, 9 urban areas of Chhattisgarh have been given a 3 star rating and 5 bodies in garbage free urban areas have got a 1 star rating. Cities receiving 3 star rating include Bhilai Nagar in Durg district and Barsur of Dantewada including Patan, Bilaspur, Jashpur Nagar, Narharpur of Kanker, Raigad, Rajnandgaon, Sargwan of Mungeli. Similarly, cities receiving 1 star rating include Baramkela in Raigad district, Berla of Bemetra, Chikhalakasa of Balod, Katghora in Korba and Pakhanjur in Kanker.
Dr. Dahria said that in the clean survey of ODF Plus Plus issued by the central government, surveys of ODF are conducted through an independent agency appointed by the central government. The state's urban bodies have been successful in the ODF and ODF Plus trials three to four times. The ODF Plus Plus test vis-a-vis ODF observes the availability of open defecation public cum community toilet facilities as well as safe scientific disposal of faecal sludge from septic tanks. He said that to improve the condition of ODF, the cleanliness makeup and facility-24 scheme run by the state government has contributed significantly in this success.
Raipur : Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana to be launched on 21st May in Chhattisgarh : Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel to launch the scheme on the death anniversary of former Prime Minister late Shri Rajiv Gandhi
An amount of Rs. 5700 crores to be transferred in four installments through DBT in farmer's accounts
19 lakh paddy, maize and sugarcane (rabi) farmers to avail benefit
In next season assistance amount will be given on pulses and oilseeds also
Sugarcane farmers will also receive outstanding bonus of Rs. 10.27 crores for the year 2018-19
The Government of Chhattisgarh, is going to start Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, in a move to take far-reaching decision, which encourages crop production in the state and provides the farmers the right price for their produce. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will formally launch the scheme in the state through video conferencing on 21st May, the death anniversary of former Prime Minister late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. Under this scheme, Rs. 5700 crores will be transferred directly to the accounts of 19 lakh farmers of the state, in four installments.The Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana is a big scheme of its kind in the country, which has been launched to encourage farmers for agriculture. In the inaugural program of the scheme, the ministers of the state, including the Chief Minister, public representatives and farmers will be involved through video-conferencing.
In order to encourage farmers to cultivate crops, through this scheme, the State Government, will provide paddy and maize cultivating farmers an assistance, at the rate of maximum Rs.10 thousand per acre, in a proportionate manner from Kharif 2019 season, depending on the quantity acquired through cooperative society. Under this scheme 18 lakh 34 thousand 834 farmers will be provided Rs 1500 crore as first installment for paddy crop.
Similarly, for sugarcane crop, payment of FRP amount of Rs 261 per quintal and incentive and input support, amounting to Rs 93.75 per quintal i.e. maximum Rs 355 per quintal, will be made, depending on the quantity of sugarcane purchased by the cooperative mill in the crushing year 2019-20. Under this, 34 thousand 637 farmers of the state will get Rs 73 crore 55 lakh in four installments. The first installment of this amount, Rs. 18 crore 43 lakh will be transferred on 21 May.
The Government of Chhattisgarh is also going to provide incentive money (outstanding bonus) at the rate of Rs 50 per quintal based on the quantity of sugarcane purchased through cooperative sugar factories in the year 2018-19. Under this, Rs 10 crore 27 lakh will be given to 24 thousand 414 farmers of the state.
The state government has also decided to provide benefits to farmers of maize crop acquired through cooperative society / lamps in Kharif 2019, under this scheme. Data of maize crop are being taken. Based on which they will be paid in the upcoming installment.
In order to make the state's economy dynamic and strong, Chhattisgarh government has transferred an amount of Rs 900 crore to farmers in their accounts in times of crisis like lockdown, under crop insurance and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojana. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the state government has waived Rs 8800 crore loan of about 18 lakh farmers before it, as well as relief has been provided to farmers by taking steps like four times compensation on agricultural land acquisition, irrigation tax waiver.
Under the scheme, the state government has included paddy, maize, soyabean, groundnut, sesame, arhar , moong, urad, kulthi, ramatil, kodo, kotki from kharif 2020 and sugarcane in rabi. The government has also said that if the farmer receiving grant takes paddy crop in the previous year and replaces the paddy with other crops included in the scheme, this year, then in such a situation they will be given additional assistance per acre.
Raipur : Landless agro-labourers of the state to be included under the second phase of ‘Nyay’ Yojana : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Major Decision of Chhattisgarh Government
Committee led by Chief Secretary to prepare action plan, as per the instructions of Chief Minister
Committee to submit detailed action plan within two months
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has decided to include landless agro-labourers under the second phase of ‘Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana*. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary to prepare a detailed action plan for this decision. This committee will present the detailed action plan before cabinet for approval, within two months.
On instructions of Chief Minister, Additional Chief Secretary Finance, Additional Chief Secretary Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Principal Secretary Rural Development, Labour Department Secretary, and Secretary SC,ST and OBC Welfare Department have been appointed as members of this committee.
Raipur : Chief Minister announces financial aid of Rs 4 lakh for family members of the deceased and Rs 50 thousand each for the injured victims of Yavatmal road accident
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has expressed profound grief on sad demise of two woman labourers of Chhattisgarh in a road accident that took place today in Yavatmaal district of Maharashtra. Chief Minister has given instructions to provide financial aid of Rs 4 lakh to family of each of the deceased and financial aid of Rs 50 thousand each to the injured victims of the accident. Chief Minister has directed the officials concerned to take necessary initiative for better medical treatment of the four labourers injured in the accident. It is noteworthy that these labourers belong to Bilha area of the state, who were returning to Chhattisgarh from Yavatmal Maharasthra by bus.
Raipur : Consent for 45 trains to bring back migrant workers stranded in other states, at the initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Payment of about 2 crores to railway circles for 23 trains bringing 34,284 workers
So far, 22 thousand workers have returned safely by 15 trains
83 thousand 172 workers returned to Chhattisgarh by vehicle and other means
Due to the circumstances arising out of the lockdown implemented for prevention of infection of Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19), workers of Chhattisgarh and other people belonging to the state, who are stranded in other states, continue to return to Chhattisgarh. On the initiative and direction of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, nearly 3 lakh people stranded in the state and outside the state have been provided immediate relief. Along with this, consent for 45 trains has been given in coordination with other state governments to bring back the workers of Chhattisgarh.
Labour Minister Dr. Shivkumar Dahariya informed that necessary amount for travelling expenses of the workers is being paid by, The Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board, to various railway boards for special train to bring the migrant workers back to Chhattisgarh. At present, an amount of one crore 99 lakh 58 thousand 360 rupees has been paid to bring back 34 thousand 284 passengers by 23 trains.
Apart from this, the state government is providing relief to the workers and other people who are reaching the borders of Chhattisgarh by free arrangements for breakfast, food, health tests and transportation for all the workers passing through the state. On the instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Baghel, the administration is helping the migrant labourers reaching the state borders , in every possible, considering them as guests of Chhatisgarh, irrespective of the state they belong to.
Minister Dr. Dahariya said that due to the circumstances arising out of the lockdown, including 2 lakh 51 thousand 867 labourers and 22 thousand 168 other people of Chhattisgarh stranded in other states of the country, a total of 2 lakh 73 thousand 935 people have returned to their homeland. For this, online registration has been done through the link issued by the state government. He informed that the state government has given consent for about 45 trains to bring back the migrant labourers of Chhattisgarh stranded in other states. The Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board has paid about 2 crore to railways for 23 different trains to bring 34 thousand 284 workers back to Chhattisgarh. So far, around 22 thousand migrant workers have been brought back through 15 trains. About 83 thousand 172 workers trapped in other states by vehicle and other means have returned to their hometown safely. In Chhattisgarh, more than 30 thousand stranded workers of other states have been sent to their home state. In addition, more than 11 thousand workers have been transported from one district to their home district within Chhattisgarh.
More than three lakh people, including 2 lakh 51 thousand 867 migrant labourers of Chhattisgarh, who have given information about being in other states of the country, have been provided quick solutions for the problems reported by them, including food, ration, cash, salary for the employers and arrangements for medical treatment. Along with this, arrangements are being made for cash and ration etc , in coordination with various industrial institutions, employers and managers by constituting a team of officers of Labour Department. Pending salary of Rs. 36 crore has been paid to 26 thousand 102 workers of the state. In the second phase of lockdown, about 98 thousand workers have been provided employment in the exempted activities and industrial areas from April 21. At the same time, work has started in 1246 small and big factories.
Raipur : Aanganbadi workers-assistants to visit every household to collect health-related information of people : Chief Minister gave instruction in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases
Chief Minister reviews works of Women and Child Development Department and Social Welfare Department
Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan: More than 62 thousand children of the state cured of malnutrition
Mr. Baghel appreciates the role of aanganbadi workers and assistants during lockdown
Women Self-Help Groups engaged in poultry farming and honey production in Gauthans
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has praised the aanganbadi workers-assistants for their role in distribution of ready-to-eat food and dry ration to the beneficiaries at their doorsteps and also for their dedication in creating public awareness about safety measures to prevent corona infection. Chief Minister said that new patients of corona infection are being identified in the state. Hence, aanganbadi workers should be once again sent to each and every household for collecting health related information about the family members. Health check-up of suspected patients should be ensured by Health Department.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel gave these instructions while chairing the review meeting of Women and Child Development Department and Social Welfare Department, held at his residence office. In the meeting, Minister Mrs. Anila Bhendiya, Chief Secretary Mr. RP Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrat Sahu, Women and Child Development Secretary Mr. Siddhartha Komal Singh Pardeshi, Social Welfare Department Secretary Mr. R Prasanna, Director Women and Child Development Department Mr. Janmejay Mahobe and Director Social Welfare Mr. P Dayanand.
It was informed in the meeting that Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan, which was launched on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi last year, has yielded promising results. As a result of this campaign, nearly 62 thousand 617 children have been cured of malnutrition. As safety measure during lockdown to prevent corona infection, aanganbadi workers have been going door-to-door to distribute ready-to-eat food items to 24 lakh 38 thousand beneficiaries and dry ration to 2 lakh 62 thousand beneficiaries under Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan. They are playing active role in engaging children in creative activities as well. World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have lauded the hard work of aanganbadi workers of Chhattisgarh in distribution of nutritious food and in creating public awareness about the pandemic.
It was informed in the meeting that more than 90 thousand aanganbadi workers and assistants in the state have visited household of every beneficiary to distribute food items and to make them aware about corona virus infection. It was informed in the meeting that distribution of eggs have been started to save children in Bastar region from malnutrition. Children are loving this initiative. Chief Minister said that for purpose, eggs should be procured locally, so as to benefit the local people engaged in poultry farming and to provide fresh eggs to children. Mr. Baghel said that this will not only reduce the cost of transportation but will also benefit women groups. Chief Minister directed the officials concerned to promote poultry farming in gauthans with the help of women self-help groups. Mr. Baghel further gave instructions to provide funds for construction of shade for poultry farming in gauthans under MNREGA and for self-help group from DMF and CSR funds. He said that women and self-help groups should be provided financial aid from Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh for poultry farming and honey production. It was informed in the meeting that children are enthusiastically participating in Sajag and Chakmak Abhiyan, launched with technical support by UNICEF to engage children in creative activities at their homes, during this lockdown period. Nearly 18 lakh children have participated in these programmes.
On instructions of Chief Minister, this year aanganbadi workers and assistants will be given sarees made by local weavers. Every year, workers and assistants are given two sarees each as uniform. Mr. Baghel has given instructions to provide employment to weavers through this scheme. It was informed in the meeting that freshly cooked food for nearly 25 thousand people is being arranged every day and ration has been provided to nearly 27 thousand families by Social Welfare Department through social welfare organizations. Besides, the department has also arranged for food and accommodation facility for destitute, mentally challenged and handicapped people. During lockdown, online education is being imparted to the students of special schools and colleges run by the department.
Chhattisgarh Government provides big relief to migrant labourers : CG Government involved in providing convenience and assistance to labourers travelling to other states via Chhattisgarh
On Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel's instruction tea, breakfast, meal and transportation facilities being provided free of cost to laboueres
Charan Paduka being distributed to heal the pain of labourers walking barefoot on burning roads
Humanity triumphs as people unite to serve migrants
In these times of corona infection and lockdown, when even the loved ones have turned strangers. Owners and contractors have deserted labourers. In such a situation labourers, who in their pursuit to earn a better life, sweat day in and day out, in construction companies, factories, mills and high-rise buildings in various cities and industrial areas of the country, are all out on the streets with tears in their eyes and are walking barefoot to their respective villages. Workers are walking for thousands of thousands of kilometers barefooted. There is hardly any corner of the country where labourers can't be seen on the highways and roads. The helpless labourers carrying their small household bundles on their head and small children on their shoulder, walk as their teary eyes narrate the tale of their helplessness.
The facilities of tea, breakfast, meal, health checks and free transport being provided to all the workers reaching the borders of Chhattisgarh state have healed to a great extent the pain and suffering of the workers. In the light of this helplessness, the sensitivity of the Chhattisgarh government provides solace to many. On the instructions of the Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, the officials of the administration are busy in serving the migrant labourers, reaching the borders of the state, as a guest of Chhattisgarh irrespective of the state they belong to. On Chief Minister's appeal, people of the state's self-help organisations, social service institutions, industry and trade organizations are also working in partnership with the government to help the workers. Seeing the arrangements made by Chhattisgarh government to provide help and assistance to the helpless migrant labourers, one remembers the couplet of Urdu poet Iqbal, which says - my job is to support the poor and love those who are in pain.
The area of Tatibandh, located in the capital Raipur, remains a confluence of migrant workers. Here, Chhattisgarh government has arranged for thousands of migrant labourers from other states of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh to complete their two-three-day painful journey in two-three phases. A large number of buses have been arranged to facilitate the movement. Routes have been fixed, through which workers are being sent without any charges to the borders of their states. The officials of the Chhattisgarh government are working in coordination with the officials of the border states to complete this challenging task with utmost seriousness.
The health department has set up a check up center to examine the health of laboueres at all the checkposts of the state as well as the migrant labourers arriving at Tatiband in Raipur. Under the banner of Smart City, arrangements have been made for free food, breakfast and drinking water to the labourers by the District Administration Raipur. Many volunteers, activists of social organizations are also engaged in helping the migrant workers. Food for migrant workers has been arranged by the Tatibandh Gurdwara Management Committee. Activists of many organizations including Samarth Charitable Trust, We the People, Nukkad the Cafe, Mother's Care Women's and Children's Welfare Society are also engaged in serving migrant workers. Hundreds of buses have been arranged by the administration with the help of the Transport Union to send the labourers arriving in Tatibandh to their state and home district. This arrangement of the Government of Chhattisgarh is providing considerable relief to the migrant workers.
The Chhattisgarh government, led by Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, has also taken an important decision that such migrant labourer families of the state who do not have ration cards will be given five kilograms of foodgrain free of cost in the months of May and June. The government of Chhattisgarh has made free arrangements of trains and buses for the return of the stranded laborers of Chhattisgarh in other states, while the workers of Chhattisgarh who are stranded due to the lockdown in other districts of the state are being safely taken to their home village.