Raipur: Our goal is not to construct skyscrapers, but to focus on individuals: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chhattisgarh poses major challenge for malnutrition and anemia from Naxalism
Mr. Bhupesh Baghel attends ThinkAddu Conclave 2020 held in Chennai
Information given about the reforms in the field of education in the state
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that our goal is not to construct skyscrapers and airports, but to focus on the people living in Chhattisgarh. Mr. Baghel was addressing the audience of The New Indian Express - Think Edu Conclave 2020 in Chennai today. The Chief Minister also spoke about the programs that his one-year government has adopted to promote the development of the state. Mr. Baghel said that farmers in our state are getting the highest price of paddy in the entire country. Ever since this government came to power, we have waived the debt of farmers and waived them in the electricity bill. He said that his state's growth in the automobile, gems and real estate sector has been impressive in just one year.
Mr. Baghel said that 39 percent of the population is still below the poverty line. A large proportion of our children are malnourished. Many of our women are anemic. And these problems are bigger than Naxalism. Every problem is solved. He said that the poor and malnourished children of Chhattisgarh are given hot nutritious food. In the Naxal-affected Bastar district, we have reopened 200 such schools, which were earlier closed by the Naxalites. There was a lot of loss of education in this area due to Naxal activities. He said that schools in Jagargunda and Bhejji have been reopened after 13 years. Schools have also been remodeled and better education of children has been made here.
The Chief Minister said that we have 55,000 government schools where 65 lakh students are studying. We recently worked with para teachers and volunteer teachers and incorporated them into the government machinery. More than 1.5 lakh teachers have now become permanent teachers. This year 15,000 new teachers were recruited. He said that the 2014 National Achievement Survey placed our state at 34th place among all states and union territories. We have, however, improved our rank this year and it is ranked 19th. Mr. Baghel also spoke about the reforms undertaken by his government in the education sector. He said that our focus is on development through education. The government has also improved classroom teaching styles. We have adopted a system that focuses on individual learning. There is scope for community participation these days. We have also developed mobile apps for school students.
He said that Naxalism is definitely an issue that no one can ignore while talking about Chhattisgarh. We cannot resolve violence with violence. This is a strategy that governments have followed for years. However, we can instead discuss and interact with all stakeholders, this is the way forward.
Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority constituted: Chief Minister Authority Chairman and Sports Minister to be ex-officio Vice President
RAIPUR : (TNIS )The Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority has been formed by the Sports and Youth Welfare Department of the state government. It has been registered under the Chhattisgarh Society Registration Act 1973. The Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will be the ex-officio Chairman, while the Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Mr. Umesh Kumar Patel will be the ex-officio Vice President. All ministers of governance have been made ex-officio members of the authority.
Chief Secretary Authority's ex-officio convenor and Additional Chief Secretary Finance, Principal Secretary Home Department, Principal Secretary School Education, Secretary Sports and Youth Welfare, Secretary Higher Education, Secretary Urban Administration and Development Department, Commissioner / Director Sports and Youth Welfare will be its ex-officio members. . Its Head Office Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare International Hockey Stadium has been set up at GE Road Raipur.
It is to be noted that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had announced the formation of Sports Development Authority in the state to provide better sports infrastructure to the players along with the expansion of sports facilities in Chhattisgarh, which has resulted in the formation of Sports Development Authority.
The main objective of the formation of this authority is to make policy decisions in the field of sports, coordination with the departments related to sports, decisions regarding national and international level events as well as financial assistance under the sports development schemes of the Government of India. I
Apart from this, development of sports infrastructure through cooperation obtained through other statutory methods, creation of necessary resources for sports by coordinating education and sports, implementation of sports excellence centers and sports schools and providing support to sports institutions and sportspersons. To do.
Raipur: Public trust is the biggest capital of the police: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel: Chief Minister IPS Addressed the conclave
Law and order, security of people, development of remote areas
Police work quickly and effectively
Good law and order, rigorous arrangements, Naxalites
Praised achievements like reduction in incidents
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that people's trust in the police is the biggest capital of the police. Efforts should be made to maintain it. He called upon the police to work quickly and effectively to maintain law and order, security of people, implementation of development works and giving people the benefit of public welfare schemes of the government with the resolve of public confidence, development and security. . He was addressing the IPS Conclave held at the Police Headquarters at Nava Raipur, Atal Nagar today. Home Minister Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu, Chief Secretary Shri R. P. Mandal, Director General of Police Shri D.M. Awasthi, ADG Sarv Sri Sanjay Pillay, R.K. Vij and Ashok Juneja were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that senior police officers should take care of the practical problems of police personnel, communicate with them and create an environment that will boost the morale of policemen and enable them to discharge their duties with full loyalty and honesty. The general public feels safe in the presence of the police, this reputation has to be maintained by every policeman. Mr. Baghel said that police first reach the remote villages of Naxalite affected areas. There are small problems of road, electricity, water in the village. Police officers and employees should try to solve these problems by coordinating with the district administration and help in spreading the benefits of welfare schemes of the state government to maximum people. . If the police personnel treat any one person of the village with the help of Chief Minister's Relief Fund, the trust of the entire village, including the person's family, will be with the police.
The Chief Minister said that district collectors have also been instructed by the state government to work in coordination with the police. He said that police officers should take initiative to connect more and more youth to sports and to connect women of the village with economic activities. He said that the transfer of officers and employees posted in Naxal areas should be ensured on rotation basis on a fixed period. The Chief Minister advised the Naxalites to work to stop the supply of ammunition, ammunition and weapons, strengthen the police information system. Mr. Baghel directed the officials to expedite the action on chit fund companies. Mr. Baghel said that there has been a decrease in Naxalite incidents in the state, the incidence of death of police personnel, villagers and tribals in Naxalite encounters has also come down, it is clear that our police has succeeded in winning the trust of the people. Efforts should be made to increase this trust of the people towards the police. The Chief Minister also congratulated the New Year congratulations and best wishes to the police officers. He lauded the achievements made by the police force in the last one year in maintaining good law and order in the state, proper arrangements at events, reduction in Naxalite incidents. He said that police officers and jawans did commendable work in the National Tribal Dance Festival. Artists from foreign countries appreciated the hospitality of the police, this has created a good image of the state government as well as the Chhattisgarh Police.
Home Minister Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu said that there should be respect for police in public mind and fear of police in criminals. He said that they should cooperate in bringing the light of police development in Naxalite areas. Go there and interact with people. He lauded the police force during the last one year for maintaining law and order and reducing the Naxalite incidence. He said that the drug trade should be strictly banned.
Director General of Police Shri DM Awasthi has said that in the year 2020, five thousand posts of constables and deputy guards will be recruited in the police. Naxalite incidence has decreased by 46 percent in the last one year. Cases against agents of chit fund companies in the state have been withdrawn. 7 crore 92 lakhs have been recovered from chit fund companies in Rajnandgaon district through auction and the process of returning it to investors is in progress. On the recommendation of Justice Patnaik, 215 cases have been withdrawn. There are 58 cases pending in Rajnandgaon which will be withdrawn soon. Women's desks have been installed in every police station. Special Cell has been constituted to curb crime against women. An amount of Rs. 5 crore 30 lakh has been spent under welfare activities. 235 compassionate appointments have been given in a year. CBSE in Police School The course will start from the next semester. Officers of the Chhattisgarh Armed Police Force were promoted. The Muskan scheme has found great success in the return of missing children. The work done by the police in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh has been praised by the Election Commission of India. He also gave an outline of the plans of the police for the year 2020. ADG Shri Ashok Juneja proposed a vote of thanks. Senior police officers from various districts were present on the occasion.
Raipur: Chief Minister Attended Press Club Raipur's New Year Meeting
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel arrived at the Press Club in Moti Bagh today and attended the New Year Meeting. On this occasion, he congratulated the office-bearers of the Press Club and the representatives of the electronic and print media on the new year. The President of Press Club, Mr. Damu Ambedare and the officials welcomed the Chief Minister and congratulated the New Year and best wishes. On this occasion, a newspaper published under the title 'Best State' was also released. The program included Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Senior Journalists Mr. Ramesh Nayyar, Mr. Kaushal Kishore Mishra, Mr. Shankar Pandey, Ramesh Sharma, Mr. Pannalal and Mr. Triraj Sahu, Press Club Treasurer Ms. Shagufta Sirin, Executive Member Mr. Sanjay Shukla, Mr. Manoj Nayak, Mr. A large number of journalists were present, including Javed Khan.
Raipur: Agriculture Minister handed over the award of agricultural work to Chhattisgarh to Chief Minister Mr. Baghel
Chief Minister dedicates the award to the farmers of the state's Annadata
Agriculture Minister Shri Ravindra Chaube met Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his residence office here this evening and handed over the award of Krishi Karman received to Chhattisgarh. During this time two progressive farmers of the state, Shri Virendra Kumar Sahu and Mrs. Aditi Kashyap were also with him. The Chief Minister extended his congratulations and best wishes to the Agriculture Minister and both the farmers for the award. Mr. Baghel expressed happiness for the Krishi Karman Award received by Chhattisgarh and dedicated the award to the farmers of the state's Annadata. Chhattisgarh has been awarded with an amount of five crore rupees, trophy and citation in the form of Krishi Karman Award.
It is known that Chhattisgarh was awarded the Krishi Karman Award by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 2 January in Tumkur, Karnataka for the highest production of food grains. Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Chaubey received the award on behalf of the state. Chhattisgarh has been selected for this award by the Government of India for the highest food grain production under total food production category-2 in the year 2016-17. In the award ceremony held in Karnataka, the Prime Minister also honored two progressive farmers of the state, Shri Virendra Kumar Sahu of village Belauri under Dhamtari district and Mrs. Aditi Kashyap of village Paliguda under development block Kawardha. As a prize, he was given a sum of Rs. 2 lakh and a citation. On this occasion, Agriculture Minister Shri Taman Singh Sonwani and other departmental officers were present along with the Agriculture Minister.
Raipur: Chief Minister praised products prepared from forest produce by self-help groups
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel today observed and appreciated various products prepared from forest produce by self-help groups of various forest divisions at Aranya Bhawan in Nava Raipur. Exhibitions of lacquer bangles, tea from Jashpur, honey, Chyawanprash, various medicinal plants, organic rice and organic products, etc. were organized in the products of self-help groups of Jashpur, Kawardha, Surajpur forest areas. Stalls were set up by the Forest Management Committee Sarudih of Jashpur forest division, Danikundi committee of Marwahi forest division, Van-Dhan self-help group Danikundi, Surajpur forest division and Kukadoor forest committee of Kawardha forest division. Bellmetal and iron craft artefacts were kept in the stall of Jitku-Mitku Forest Handicraft Art Committee Raipur. The chief minister also inquired from the group members regarding the products at the stalls.
Members of self-help groups, including Tribal Development Minister Dr. Premasai Singh, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma and Mr. Vinod Verma, Principal Secretary of Forest Department Mr. Manoj Kumar Pingua, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Mr. Rakesh Chaturvedi were present on the occasion. The Chief Minister reached Aranya Bhavan to attend a one-day discussion on the theme 'Revolutionary change towards forest based climate enabled livelihood'.
Raipur: If income from forests increases, the love of forest dwellers will increase even more: Shri Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister joins' Forest based climate enabled livelihood
In the discussion on the topic 'Revolutionary change towards
Practical approach to be adopted in the implementation of forest and environmental law
Tribal is the owner of forests: Forest department's job is to manage forests
NGOs cooperate in the work of empowering tribals
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that if the income of forest dwellers living in the forests increases, their love for the forests will increase even more. Today, we need to enrich the forests with trees and plants of such fruitful species, which on one hand increase the income of the forest dwellers and on the other the needs of the animals and birds living there. He said that the tribals are the owners of the forests, the job of the forest department is to manage the forests. The Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, addressed a one-day discussion on 'Revolutionary change towards forest based climate enabled livelihood' at Aranya Bhawan in Nava Raipur today. Tribal Development Minister Dr. Premasay Singh, Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr. Pradeep Sharma and Mr. Vinod Verma, Principal Secretary of Forest Department, Mr. Manoj Kumar Pingua, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Mr. Rakesh Chaturvedi, Forest Department officials, subject experts and villagers in large numbers Was present on the occasion. The discussion was organized under the joint aegis of Forest Department and Oxfam Society.
The Chief Minister said that it is the responsibility of educated people more than the forest dwellers to save the forests. The focus of the state government should be on how to make the life of the forest dwellers happy. Along with saving the forests, attention has to be paid to how to increase the income of the forest dwellers. Along with this, work will also have to be done in the direction of value addition in small forest produce. Mr. Baghel said that in such districts of the state where there is more forest, the percentage of irrigation in the state ranges from zero to 5 percent. If there is no rain due to lack of irrigation facilities, then the crop is wasted, as well as the water level is also low there. If we go to the forests of the urban area in the month of February, the leaves of most trees fall, the biggest reason for this is the falling water level in the forests. He said that we have to adopt a practical approach towards the implementation of the Forest Act and Environment Act for the development of forest areas. There should be at least irrigation projects allowed, so that there can be dams, barrages and anicuts. When water is taken from the irrigation canals to the village, the water level remains in the entire area. It also affects flora. Today we worry a lot about global warming but we are not worried about the ill effects of falling water level in the forests. He said that water conservation works will also have to be done to maintain the water level, the Narva project of the state government can be very helpful in this. The river drains will be charged scientifically in this project. In which maps available through satellite will be used. The Chief Minister said that today the state government is ready to give tribals and forest dwellers their rights, NGOs should also cooperate shoulder to shoulder with the state government in this task.
Mr. Baghel said that the state government has started leasing individual and community forest rights to the forest dwellers. It was blocked for some time. He said that community forest rights have been given on 8000 acres in 9 villages of Kondagaon district and 12500 acres in Jabra village in Dhamtari district. He said that the forests are unable to meet the need of the forest dwellers today due to unbalanced exploitation. Now, wild animals like elephants, lions and monkeys are leaving the forest and heading towards the cities. To avoid this, the forests will have to be re-enriched, so that every need of animals and birds and forest dwellers can be met. He said that 44 percent of the land area in Chhattisgarh is forest, which is 12 percent of the country's forests. Chhattisgarh is giving oxygen to the entire country, but in return, the tribals here are getting the sting of poverty and illiteracy.
Advisor to the Chief Minister Shri Pradeep Sharma informed about the importance of Narva, Garwa, Ghurwa and Bari schemes in the discussion. He said that 52 percent of the livelihood of forest dwellers in Bastar region is based on forests. The untimely rainfall caused by climate change changes the pattern of flowering of forest produce, thereby reducing the production by affecting their productivity, thereby reducing the income of the forest dwellers. Principal Secretary of Forest Department Mr. Manoj Kumar Pingua said that different departments have different views regarding the Forest Rights Act, but all are aimed at the prosperity of the forest dwellers. He said that the entire life of traditional forest dwellers and their culture is based on forests. They used to give more than they used to take from the forests, they do not cut trees, they take care of when to break fruit and forest produce. Traditional arrangements can be preserved through the Narva, Garwa, Ghurwa and Bari schemes. This will benefit us in times to come. He stressed the need to focus on water and land conservation, proper exploitation of forests and processing of forest produce. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Shri Rakesh Chaturvedi said that since ancient times human beings have co-existence with nature. Through joint management committees, work is being done in the direction of conserving and managing forests and benefiting them from the income from forests. He said that after the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, our entire focus was on giving individual forest leases, the work of community rights papers remained neglected while it is most important.
Central Government approves purchase of 24 lakh tonnes of rice from Chhattisgarh, this condition laid in letter
The central government has informed the state that 24 lakh tonnes of rice will be purchased from FCI Chhattisgarh.
Raipur. A big decision has come in the ongoing paddy purchase dispute between the Chhattisgarh government and the Modi government at the center. The central government has agreed to buy rice from the central pool of the state. According to a letter issued by the Center, the government has agreed to buy 24 lakh tonnes of rice from Chhattisgarh. Also, the Center has asked the government to buy rice at the expense of not giving bonus. The central government has informed the state that 24 lakh tonnes of rice will be purchased from FCI Chhattisgarh. Be aware that the issue of rice procurement from the state was mired in controversies. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel (CM Bhupesh Baghel) himself wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi (Pm Narendra Modi) on this issue and met the leaders in Delhi. Now after this letter, the state government is considering it as a major victory.
Central government has said this
At the same time, even before the paddy purchase started, the Center had written a letter that if the state government gives bonus to farmers in the same way, then it will not buy paddy. This letter had put the government in trouble because about 38 lakh metric tonnes of paddy is consumed in the state. Above this, concern was raised about what the government would do about 49 lakh metric tonnes of paddy being purchased.
CM Bhupesh Baghel wrote the letter
Please tell that the state government has set a target of purchasing 87 lakh metric tonnes of paddy this time. It has been told that till last year, the central government was buying 24 lakh metric tonnes of rice from Chhattisgarh including Arva and Usna rice, which the state government was demanding to increase to 32 lakh tonnes. But instead of increasing the purchase quota, the central government had stopped the purchase itself. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the paddy purchase began in Chhattisgarh. In this, it was requested to fix a support price of Rs 2500 per quintal for paddy purchase and to give consent to the central government for the purchase of paddy on the support price.
Raipur : More than 37 hundred kms of Roads to be constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna
Proposals to be sent to Government of India
Under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, , as many as 356 roads of total distance 3737 kms will be constructed in 23 districts the state. This includes construction of 26 roads of 249.53 km in Balod district, 18 roads of 187.49 km in Baloda Bazar district, 6 roads of 66.82 km in Balrampur district, 4 roads of 75.78 km in Bastar district, 13 roads of 91.24 km in Bemetara district, 29 roads of 254.81 km in Bilaspur district, 13 roads of 108.98 km in Dhamtari district, 15 roads of 99.75 km in Durg district, 10 roads of 111.06 km in Gariyaband district, 15 roads of 154.46 km in Janjgir-Champa, 6 roads of 85.24 km in Jashpur district, 21 roads of 206.59 km in Kanker district, 18 roads of 200.23 km in Kawardha district, 8 roads of 81.08 km in Kondagaon district, 15 roads of 167.15 km in Korba district, 18 roads of 264.97 km in Koriya district, 15 roads of 159.51 km in Mahasamund district, 12 roads of 125.91 km in Mungeli district, 15 roads of 201.51 km in Raigarh district, 11 roads of 85.60 km in Raipur district, 38 roads of 342.15 km in Rajnandgaon district, 17 roads of 251.03 km in Surajpur district and 13 roads of 166.40 km in Sarguja district will be constructed. Today in Mantralay 'Mahanadi Bhavan' under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Mr. R.P. Mandal, 26th meeting of state level standing committee under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna was held. In meeting, committee approved the proposal related to road construction. These proposals will be sent to the Government of India for further approval. In the meeting, Mr. Mandal gave instructions to pace up the bridge construction work and also emphasised on compliance to the quality standards.
In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Mr. Amitabh Jain, Principal Secretary Forest Mr. Manoj Pingva, Principal Secretary Chief Minister Secretariat Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, Secretary Mineral Mr. Anbalgan P. Chhattisgarh Rural Road Development Agency engaged in technical work including Mr. Alok Katiyar CEO of Development Agency were present.
Raipur : Special Article : Ray of Hope to Turn Dreams of Our Ancestors into Reality Appears
Paddy and Farmers run the economy of the state
Cabinet took number of important decisions in one year
Within two hours of swearing in, the new government took everyone by surprise by taking several big decisions. Actually, Paddy and Farmers are the topics that are related to every household in the state. If you look at the first year of the State Government's tenure, State Government has successfully saved the state's economy from adverse effects of nationwide recession. New Government launched the nation's biggest health scheme, under which financial aid of Rs 20 lakh will be provided for medical treatment. Besides, several other decisions such as launch of Dr Khubchand Baghel Health Aid Scheme, Universal PDS, Loan waiver, paddy procurement at the rate of Rs 2500, electricity bill of 46 lakh people halved were taken.For the first time in the country, initiative to bring Journalist Security Law for protection of the fourth pillar of democracy - media representatives has been taken. Moreover, Samman Nidhi for senior mediapersons in state has been further revised.
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, Cabinet is taking one important decision after the other to fulfill the ancestors' pledge of 'Gadhbo Nava Chhattisgarh'. 'Arpa Pairi Ke Dhaar' written by Dr Narendra Verma was declared the State Song on the occasion of Rajyotsav, as per the decision of the Cabinet. Now this song will be sung at the opening of all government programmes and events. Government holiday has been declared on the local festivals and teej, which reflects the culture of the state and encourages common people to take pride in the same. In the same sequence, Cabinet has also decided to develop important places of 'Shri Ram Van Gaman Path' as tourist destinations. Reservation in government jjobs and educational services has been increased from 12% to 13% for SC category, from 14 to 27% for OBC and 10% for financially weaker section of the society.
Country's biggest health scheme has been launched in Chhattisgarh, under which medical aid worth up to Rs 20 lakh is being provided. To provide insurance cover to 56 lakh people of the state, Cabinet has decided to launch Dr Khubchand Baghel Health Aid Scheme. On November 15, it was decided in the cabinet meeting that under this new scheme, financial aid worth up to Rs 5 lakh will be provided for medical treatment of various diseases. This scheme will be implemented on trust mode. Considering the heavy expenses on treatment of critical diseases, Cabinet has decided to launch Special Health Aid Scheme to cover treatment of those diseases, which have not been included under Dr Khunchand Baghel Health Aid Scheme. Under this scheme, financial aid in the range of Rs 5 lakh to maximum Rs 20 lakh will be provided for medical treatment of critical diseases.
To promote horticulture education, Cabinet has decided to establish Horticulture and Forestry University in the name of Mahatma Gandhi in Paatan, near capital city Raipur. This decision will help in associating farmers to horticulture crops, encourage the youngsters to do start up in agro business and to promote research in horticulture sector. It has also been decided that a new university will be opened in Raigarh in the name of late Mr. Nand Kumar Patel. Under RTE, students of only up to 8th standard were provided free education and textbooks. But the Cabinet decided to provide the same benefit to students of 9th to 12th standard as well.
Cabinet has decided to utilize District Mineral Fund to bring about positive change in lives of mining affected forest areas. Soon after swearing in, State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel announced procurement of paddy at Rs 2500 per quintal and loan waiver worth nearly Rs 12 thousand crore. The decision was taken in the first cabinet meeting and thereby the path for waiving off loans worth nearly Rs 12 thousand crores wa cleared. New Government believes that the issue of paddy procurement is related to the self-esteem of farmers and the state. Hence, in the cabinet meeting, decision to request centre to procure 32 lakh metric tons of rice and to provide permission to procure paddy at Rs 2500 per quintal was also taken,
To eradicate malnutrition and immigration from the state, Cabinet decided to provide food security to people without any discrimination. With implementation of Universal PDS, nearly 65 lakh families are availing the benefits of food security. In this way, a big promise made in the election manifesto has been fulfilled. Under this scheme, 3-5 member families are being providede 35 kg foodgrains. In the districts of Bastar Division, two kg jaggery is being distributed along with chickpeas to each of the families. In larger interest of sugarcane producing farmers of the state and to empower sugar factories here, Cabinet has decided to procure sugar for distribution under PDS from local cooperative sugar factories in the state.
To promote commerce and industry in the state, new industrial policy was introduced on the occasion of Rajyotsav. In this policy, agro and forest produce based industries have been given priority. Cabinet has decided to extend the duration of special relief package announced to help the steel industries overcome industrial and economic recession, and to promote establishment of bio-ethanol production plant. Decision to establish Gem and Jewelry Park in Raipur has been taken to pace up the jewelry business and commercial activities in capital city Raipur, the major industrial and commercial destination of Central India.
Setting one of its kind examples in the country, Chhattisgarh Government decided to return the lands of tribal people. Cabinet decided to return 4200 acres of land to 1700 farmers, when industry proposed was not set up after land acquisition. This land was acquired for setting up Steel Plant of Tata. Cabinet has decided to extend the duration of recruitment of employees for Grade III and IV in Korba district, along with Bastar and Sarguja Division.
Chhattisgarh District Mineral Trust Rule, 2015 has been amended to ensure utilization of DMF for education, nutrition and meeting other major needs of the mining-affected areas. For this, Governing Body has been constituted under the chairmanship of In-Charge Minister with MLAs as members.
Market value guideline rate for immovable assets in the entire state has been decreased by 30%. Likewise, registry fee has been increased from 0.8 to 4% of the guideline value. This decision has accelerated the activities in real estate market. Diversion process in urban areas has been simplified. "Pauni Pasari" Scheme has been started to provide means of livelihood to the local unemployed people of 168 urban bodies, engaged in traditional works such as pottery, wooden art, carpentary, etc.
Cabinet has taken a number of important decisions including formation of SIT for investigation of Jheeram Valley Incident, approval of pension for successors of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh, withdrawal of cases purely related to political movements, increase in excise duty, 50 liqour shops shutdown, formation of Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority, Formation of Additional Mid-Region Development Authority for Bastar and Sarguja, to give free hold on land lease provided to landless people in urban areas, and many other crucial decisions in the larger interest of common people of the state and for development of Chhattisgarh.