Chhattisgarh's 'seat fill' rate under RTE climbed by 14.5 per cent in three academic sessions since inception of MIS portal: Report


Chhattisgarh's 'seat fill' rate under RTE climbed by 14.5 per cent in three academic sessions since inception of MIS portal: Report

Effective implementation of RTE Act in Chhattisgarh boosted student enrollment

School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam releases report "10 years of RTE 12 (1) (c) in Chhattisgarh"

Chhattisgarh witnessed 52,160 admissions under RTE despite Covid-19 crisis

The effective implementation of Right To Education (RTE) Act in Chhattisgarh has boosted the student enrollment over the years, with  seat fill rate climbing by 14.5 per cent in three academic sessions since the inception of online MIS portal--established in 2017 for streamlining the admission process under RTE. 

This was revealed in a report titled "10 years of RTE in Chhattisgarh" prepared by Indus Auction, a New-Delhi based NGO. The report was released by School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam at his residence office here today. The success of the provision in increasing inclusion and also improving learning levels across categories of children has been accessed in this report. 

"In 2019-20, the highest numbers of RTE seats were registered in Bilaspur while the seat fill rate has been topped by Mahasamund with 85 per cent in the same session", the report stated. 

The efforts made to promote girl education in Chhattisgarh has also yielded positive results, with the gender gap to total students ratio reduced from 10 per cent in 2010-11 to 3 per cent in 2019-20. Besides, even during the difficult times of corona pandemic, a total of 52,160 students of the state got admission under RTE in the academic year 2020-21. 

Briefing about the objective of report, School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam said "Chhattisgarh state has always excelled in the implementation of RTE Act. The report aims to uncover the 10-year journey of RTE in the state and has been prepared on the basis of information available on the RTE portal established in state. The report assesses improvement in the level of education and social inclusion of the children belonging to economically weaker, socially disadvantaged and deprived sections of the society, who are getting the benefit of this Act."

"Also, based on the evaluation, some suggestions have been made on how existing processes can be improved and create other systems through which the objective of improving learning levels and inclusion can be achieved", he added. 

Currently, a total of 3, 01, 317 students continue to get education under RTE in Chhattisgarh. As per state's RTE portal, 6511 private schools are registered under RTE with 83, 006 seats for the academic year 2021-22. With the completion of second and final round of lottery for AY 2021-22, as many as 47,382 admissions have been processed recording a fill rate of 53.6 per cent, the report stated. 

As per the observations made in the report, 60 per cent of students enrolled under the Act are from economically weaker sections and 40 per cent from socially disadvantaged groups in the state. The online MIS portal, established in 2017 for streamlining the admission process, initiating lottery system and ensure timely redressal of grievances from various stakeholders, has improved the seat fill rate in the state. 

The report further states that students in elementary classes in RTE seats score better grades in the academic assessments compared to those in higher classes. 54 per cent of the students across the state are learning their curriculum in Hindi, 44 per cent in English and 2 per cent bilingually. 

It has also been mentioned in the report that process of amount reimbursement from state to schools has shown significant improvement in the last three years reducing the delays and time lapsed in transferring amount to beneficiaries. At present, in the session 2020-21, a total amount of Rs 161.5 crore has been paid directly from the state level to the accounts of schools that was pending amount from the year 2014-15 to 2019-20. 

Indus Action Senior Lead Madhuri Dhadiwal, Senior Manager Madhu Verma and Manager Laxmi Priya R. were also present on the occasion.




State government simplifies process of passport issuance and renewal


State government simplifies process of passport issuance and renewal

m-passport-app to be used

Pilot project will be started in six districts

The state government has decided to simplify the process of issuance and renewal of passport using m-passport-app. Now, people will get relief from hassles of police verification and lengthy procedures in issuance of passports. 

The pilot project for the same will be started in six districts of the state including Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Korba, Raigarh and Surguja districts of the state.  Discussions regarding simplification of issuance and renewal of passport process were held in a meeting of home department chaired by Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain at Mantralaya Mahanadi Bhawan today.  Additional Chief Secretary Home Mr. Subrat Sahoo was also present in the meeting.

In the meeting, Director General of Police Mr. Ashok Juneja informed that the process of issuance of passports has been simplified using m-passport app in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Odisha.  This app is proposed to be used in the state of Chhattisgarh. A team of home department officials have been sent to Maharashtra for getting a better understanding of nitty-gritty of the entire process.  This app will be used in six such districts of the state from where applications for making new passports or renewal are received in large numbers.  In Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Korba, Raigarh and Surguja districts, initially, passports of applicants will be made through m-passport app.  

During the process, information will be sent to the applicant from the police station concerned for verification of documents.  The physical verification of the place of residence of the applicant will be done by the personnel of the police station concerned within the stipulated date. Following this, the entire process will be done through online medium. Work of providing passport to the applicant will be completed in 21 days. 

Chief Secretary has given instructions to the Home Department to make necessary preparations in this regard.  Senior officers of the Police Department and officers of Passport Office were also present in the meeting.




Administrative team actively working to save people from the outbreak of cold wave during the winter nights


Administrative team actively working to save people from the outbreak of cold wave during the winter nights

 

Bonfire to be arranged in public places at night for the destitute and homeless

Blankets and woollen clothes being being distributed

Additional arrangements are being made in night shelters, old age homes and shelter homes to protect people from cold

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Entire country including Chhattisgarh state is experiencing the effects of cold wave during winter season. To deal with the challenges so arising, administrative team is actively working to protect people from the cold wave at night, as per the instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel. District Collectors are also personally inspecting the arrangements made in the public places and squares at the night time.

Social Welfare Department is ensuring the arrangement of bonfires during the night in public places, especially at squares, railway stations, bus stands, passenger waiting rooms etc. Besides, warm clothes and blankets etc. are being distributed to the destitute and needy people with the help of volunteers, social organizations, donors. In the night shelters, old age homes and shelter homes, additional arrangements are being made to protect the elderly, differently-abled and children from cold. They are being provided sweaters, shawls, monkey caps, mufflers, socks, blankets, heaters and rooms to stay warm.

It is noteworthy that in view of the dropping temperature and cold wave that has been prevailing in the state for a few days, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has directed the Collectors to take necessary measures and ensure special vigilance in the districts. Chief Minister has directed the officials to ensure that no one faces any convenience due to the outbreak of cold wave in the state. Besides, Disaster Management Department has issued advisory for general public to prevent the outbreak of cold wave in different parts of the state.




People of dependent villages will also be able to sell cow dung in Gauthans: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel


People of dependent villages will also be able to sell cow dung in Gauthans: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Food irradiation plant to be established in the government sector of Chhattisgarh

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 Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has given in-principle consent for the establishment of Food Irradiation Park (irradiation of food items) in the government sector of Chhattisgarh. Expressing joy over the government-level initiative for transfer of technology from Bhabha Atomic Research Center for power generation from cow dung and also for establishment of the food irradiation plant in Chhattisgarh, Mr. Baghel said that this initiative would help the farmers of the state to receive better profits for their produce. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, while transferring an amount of Rs. 3 crore 93 lakh online to cow dung sellers, Gauthan committees and women self-help groups under the Godhan Nyay Yojana, at his residence office today, congratulated the cattle owners, Gauthan committees and the women of the self-help group. On this occasion, Chief Minister directed the officials to procure dung from the people of dependent villages in the Gauthans. On this occasion, Chief Minister also launched Gauthan Map App developed by NIC for monitoring the activities conducted in Gauthans. Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Former Union Minister Mr. Bhakt Charandas, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, Chairman of Mineral Development Corporation Mr. Girish Devangan were specially present on this occasion.

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that through gauthans and Godhan Nyay Yojana, we are serving and protecting Gaumata in Chhattisgah with the help of cattle rearers, villagers, farmers, shepherds, and people associated with gauthan samitis. Fodder and water has been arranged for the cattle in gauthans. Chief Minister further said that to benefit the people of dependent villages under Godhan Nyay Yojana, arrangements should be made in gauthans for the procurement of dung from sellers of the dependent villages. Chief Minister added that as of now, the hay available in gauthans is not sufficient. He appealed to the farmers to donate hay for cattle fodder in Gauthans. He directed the Agriculture Production Commissioner to conduct hay donation campaign on a large scale, with the help of the District Collectors. Chief Minister also directed the officials to arrange for green fodder in gauthans. He added that Forest Department has ensured the reaping of green fodder. Cattle rearers should be encouraged to purchase green fodder.

Chief Minister directed that at least five types of income-oriented activities should be compulsorily conducted in each of the Gauthans to improve the income of women groups associated with the Gauthans. He directed that the work of processing and value addition of minor forest produce should be initiated in Gauthans of forest areas as priority. Chief Minister said that the farmers of Chhattisgarh are using the vermicompost and super compost produced in Gauthans of the state in their farms, which has started yielding promising results. According to the farmers, vermi compost has enhanced the fertility of the land and has also improved soil in the farms. To promote Vermi Compost and Super Compost, Chief Minister has directed the officials to widely publicize the benefits of these organic fertilizers and to encourage the farmers to use it for farming.

Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey said that according to the instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, Agriculture Department has sped up the process of approval and construction of Gauthans in villages. Gauthans will be established in all the gram panchayats of the state. So far, about 14 lakh quintals of vermi and super compost have been produced from cow dung. Now, after taking

 the initiative of producing electricity from cow dung, we are going to start manufacturing natural paint from cow dung. He said that Godhan Nyay Yojana is exemplary for the entire country. This scheme is being praised across the country. At the onset, Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. Kamalpreet gave a power point presentation regarding the progress of Godhan Nyay Yojana. He also informed about the progress of technology transfer from Bhabha Atomic Research Centerfor power generation from cow dung and for the food irradiation plant in Chhattisgarh. He said that the first food irradiation plant in the state of Chhattisgarh would be set up by the government. He said that the technology of food irradiation plant has been recognized in many countries of America and Europe. The food items of the food irradiation plant to be set up in Chhattisgarh will be directly supplied to foreign countries. Giving a power point presentation about the Gothan Map app, Special Secretary of Agriculture Department and Managing Director of Godhan Nyay Mission, Dr. S. Bharathidasan said that this app would help in monitoring the activities of Gauthans and marketing the material produced there. Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subrat Sahu, Director Agriculture Mr. Yashwant Kumar, Director Horticulture Mr. Matheswaran V, Director Veterinary Mrs. Chandan Tripathi and other officers were also present in the program.

 

 




Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates 'Gauthan Map' mobile app


Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates 'Gauthan Map' mobile app

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Raipur :Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has launched 'Gauthan Map' (Gauthan Multi Activity and Livelihood Management) mobile app today in a program organized at his residence office. This app 'Gauthan Map' has been developed by CHIPs for Gauthan Management. All the details of cow dung procurement, gauthans, pasture along with the information about activities of self-help groups, infrastructure etc. will be made available on this app at a single click.

It is noteworthy that this in-house app developed by CHIPs will have a database of all the gauthans operated across the state. This gauthan-wise database will include the details of resources, activities, beneficiaries and services etc. available in the gauthans. Digital mapping of Gauthans will be done through geo-tagging to keep the account of the resources of Gauthans. A database of various activities conducted by Self Help Groups will be prepared in each gauthan. This framework will enable accurate monitoring of key indices of Gauthans.

On this app, a Gauthan-centric database willl be available for a robust digital evaluation mechanism for both gauthan committees and self-help groups for the state government. This database will help in planning future activities in Gauthans. Through monitoring the trend and performance of income generating activities in Gauthan, new sources of livelihood will be identified, which will help in increasing the income of the stakeholders and there will be scope for planning and promotion of micro industry.

On this occasion, Special Secretary to the Chief Minister and Managing Director, Godhan Nyay Mission, Dr. S. Bharti Dasan thanked CHIPs for creating this app. Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Former Union Minister Mr. Bhakta Charandas, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary Electronics and Information Technology Mr. Subrat Sahu and Joint Chief Executive Officer of Chips Mr. Nilesh Soni were specially present in the program.

 




Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel conducts surprise inspections at Jalbandha and Birejhar Paddy Procurement Centers


Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel conducts surprise inspections at Jalbandha and Birejhar Paddy Procurement Centers

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Takes reviews from the farmers about the arrangements at the paddy procurement center

Farmers were all smiles with the arrival of Chief Minister

Feedback taken from farmers about the arrangements at the center

Farmers appreciates the arrangements at the centre saying that the system now well-organized

Raipur: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday conducted surprise inspection of paddy procurement centers of Jalbandha in Khairagarh block of Rajnandgaon district and village Birejhar of Durg district.

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Mr. Baghel interacted with the farmers at Jalbandha Paddy Procurement Center and took review of arrangements made at the center for paddy procurement process. Responding to question of Chief Minister regarding the availability of paddy and gunny bags, the farmers said that they are selling their paddy conveniently with the proper arrangements at the center. They are selling paddy in their own gunny bags as well as the ones provided by the committees. 

Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat, Public Health and Engineering Minister Mr. Guru Rudra Kumar and Chhattisgarh State Civil Supplies Corporation Chairman Mr. Ram Gopal Agrawal were also present on the occasion. 

Mr. Bisoha Lodhi, a farmer hailing from village Petti, who was present in the center, told Chief Minister that he does paddy cultivation in about one and a half acres of land and have come to sell 51 'kattas' of paddy today. He said that he has opted for 6444 variety of paddy for cultivation. Mrs. Triveni Verma, a female farmer hailing from village Pawantara, came to sell 55 'kattas' of paddy today while Mr. Mahendra Verma of same village came to sell 170 'kattas' of paddy in the center today. Mr. Dilip Verma, a farmer of village Petti, told that he is selling paddy at the procurement center for the second time. He sold 258 'kattas' of paddy today while 300 'kattas' in his first time. 
While returning from Rajnandgaon tour, the convoy of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel stopped at the Paddy Procurement Center in Birejhar and the Chief Minister reached directly to meet the farmers who had come to sell paddy here. While interacting with the farmers, Chief Minister took review of the arrangements for paddy purchase at the center. He also asked the farmer's about this year's yield. 

The farmers told Chief Minister that they used vermi-compost in their fields this year which resulted in good yield. Ishwar Lal Dhangar, a farmer of Birejhar told that he got great benefits of using vermi-compost in his field. This has increased land fertility resulting in higher yields compared to last year. 

Appreciating the system of paddy procurement at the center, Mr. Bunty Vaishnav, a farmer of Kharra told that the system has become quite well-organized. He no longer has to wait and is receiving his amount in his account after selling paddy at the center.

Another farmer Chhote Lal Sahu said that earlier the number of procurement centers was less which has increased now. The government has set up new procurement centers for the convenience of the farmers. This has benefited the farmers and removed the inconvenience.

The farmers told that the state government has also taken care of the convenience of small-scale farmers. The farmers were very excited with the arrival of the Chief Minister saying that it was a happy coincidence. They appreciated Chief Minister for interacting with the farmers present at the center. During the conversation, the farmers also told Chief Minister how the cow dung has proven to be useful for them. Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey was also present. 

Meanwhile, farmers from Kharra, Hasda, Chikhla and Birejhar come to the Birejhar paddy procurement center for selling their paddy. Over 10,716 quintals of paddy have been procured here so far. The paddy lifting after procurement is also being done at a rapid pace with about three thousand quintals of paddy lifted so far.




There is no lack of talent in Chhattisgarh, all we need to do is to polish the talent and provide better opportunities for them to shine: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel


There is no lack of talent in Chhattisgarh, all we need to do is to polish the talent and provide better opportunities for them to shine: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Chief Minister felicitated the talented children of Prayas Residential School

Mr. Baghel distributed Rs 50 thousand each to the students for laptop

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that there is no lack of talent in the children of Chhattisgarh, all we need to do is to polish that talent and provide them better opportunities to shine. Chief Minister was addressing the Students Award Ceremony of Late Rajiv Gandhi Bal Bhavishya Suraksha Prayas Residential School, organized at his residence office, on the martyrdom day of the great freedom fighter Amar Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh today. At the onset, Chief Minister paid floral tribute to Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh. Scheduled Castes and Tribes Development Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam, Industries Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Dwarkadhish Yadav, MLA Mr. Devendra Yadav, Tribal Welfare Department Secretary Mr. DD Singh, Commissioner Mrs. Shammi Abidi were also present at the programme.

 It is noteworthy that in year-2021, 27 students of Prayas School have successfully made it to IIT, 35 have got admission in NIT and equivalent educational institutions, 5 in CS Foundation, two in CLAT, 61 in engineering college. Chief Minister awarded cheques of Rs 50 thousand each to 10 students, who have got admission in IIT, NIT and equivalent institutions.  This amount has been provided to the students for laptop. On this occasion, he released the progress report of late Rajiv Gandhi Bal Bhavishya Suraksha Prayas Residential School for the year 2021-22.

In his address to the program, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that Prayas Residential School was started in year 2010 with 200 seats, with the objective to provide good opportunities to the students of Naxal affected and scheduled areas of the state. Today 9 Prayas residential schools are operating in the state, wherein the number of seats has been increased to 4000, and the students are getting the opportunity to study in national-level institutions. So far 97 students from Prayas residential schools  have got admission in IITs and equivalent institutes, 261 in NITs and IIIT equivalent institutes, 29 in CA, CS, CMA, 833 in engineering colleges, 39 in Medical College and 3 students have successfully cracked CLAT. It is a matter of great pride that the students of Prayas Residential School are studying in prestigious institutions such as like IIT Kanpur, Kharagpur, BHU, Bhubaneswar, ISM Dhanbad, Mandi, Patna, IIST Thiruvananthapuram etc and glorifying the name of Chhattisgarh, said Chief Minister.

Recalling the contribution of Veer Narayan Singh, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that Veer Narayan Singh was a true gem of Chhattisgarh Mahtari. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh was the zamindar of Sonakhan, who deeply cared about the well-being of poor and needy. In the year 1854-55, there was a famine, he borrowed grain from the Malguzar of Kasdol and distributed it among the subjects. He told Malguzar that the grain would be returned at the time of next year’s harvest. But he became the target of British Government’s oppression. He had encounters with the British at Sonakhan, Saraipali and Basna and made the British to withdraw. But later on, he was arrested and hanged at Jaistambh Chowk in Raipur. On the occasion, Scheduled Caste and Tribe Welfare Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam also addressed the programme and congratulated the students for their achievements at national level.

Secretary, Scheduled Castes and Tribes Welfare Department, Shri DD Singh informed that these schools were established in the year 2010 for the all round development of talented children studying in Naxal affected districts. Commissioner Mrs. Shammi Abidi informed that children of families affected by Naxal violence are given direct admission in this school. More and more students from these schools are successfully cracking the competitive examinations.




Prayas Residential Schools breathing life into the dreams of Children in Naxal hotbed areas of Chhattisgarh


Prayas Residential Schools breathing life into the dreams of Children in Naxal hotbed areas of Chhattisgarh

Prayas School Students cleared JEE, got admission in IITs

Meritorious students of Prayas shares their experiences with Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

But Paikra always dreamt of achieving big in life rather than just being confined to farms of his village. All he needed was a suitable platform and proper guidance, which he found in state-government-run Prayas Residential School.

"I joined Prayas in class 9 where my teachers motivated and guided me to pursue my childhood dream of studying in an institute that taught the nation's brightest minds. I qualified for the national level examination National Talent Search Examination in class 9th and 10th. These not only strengthened my basics but also boosted my self-confidence. I started preparing for JEE here. Continuous guidance of my teachers and healthy competition with my classmates made it possible for me to turn my dream into reality", said Mr. Paikra while interacting with Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel in the Students Award Ceremony of Late Rajiv Gandhi Bal Bhavishya Suraksha Prayas Residential School. Mr. Paikra is currently pursuing electronics engineering from IIT (BHU), Varanasi.

The award ceremony was organized at Chief Minister's residence on the martyrdom day of the great freedom fighter Amar Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh today to felicitate meritorious students of Late Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Prayas Residential Schools.
This is not just it; Prayas Residential Schools--started by the state government with an aim to provide quality education and ensure all-round development of the students of Naxal affected areas--are breathing life into the dreams of many such children like Mr. Tarun. With their hard work and dedication, students of Prayas Residential Schools are cracking JEE and NEET, considered as the toughest entrance tests in India. These tribal children are not only proving to be an inspiration for others but are also glorifying the name of Chhattisgarh across the country.

Another example is of Miss Jagriti Kanwar of Rajnandgaon district, studying in IIT Patna. Sharing her experience at the function she said "I was homesick in my initial days of joining Prayas. However, I am glad I found a new and very big loving family here and an environment that feels like home. I focused on my preparations for cracking engineering entrance exams and got this success with the guidance of my teachers."

Miss Lisha Netam, a student of IIT (BHU) Varanasi, who was among those felicitated at the programme, said that both my parents are teachers who always motivated me to study from the start. However, adequate facilities were not available in Kondagaon. She then cracked the entrance of Prayas and got admission to Prayas Girls Residential School, Gudhiyari in Raipur. She said that the school has a very good environment for studying, which made it possible for her to crack such a tough exam.

Mr. Dhananjay Dhruv of Dhamtari district studying in the Electrical Engineering branch at IIT Bhilai said that all the necessary guidance is provided in this institution for engineering and medical entrance exams. He told that his elder sister has also studied in this institution. The healthy competition environment among classmates has contributed a lot to his success.
 
Mr. Lulas Kumar of Rajnandgaon district, studying in the Mathematics and Computing branch at IIT (ISM) Dhanbad shared that he was always interested in Mathematics and wanted to be an engineer since his childhood days. He studied up to class 8th only in Padguda Village of Chhuriya Tehsil. "I jumped out of excitement when I came to know about my selection in Prayas as there was no high school in our village and I was longing to study engineering.  It was a turning point in my life as well as my career. With the support of teachers and my classmates, I got admission to IIT", he said.

He expressed his gratitude to the Chhattisgarh government for the better operation of Prayas schools and facilities being provided to the talented students.

Miss Devika Uike of Antagarh in Kanker district said that she got 90 per cent marks in the 12th board examination and is studying in NIT Raipur. Similarly, Mr. Manish Kumar Raote, resident of village Pathratola of Balod district, has secured 94.2 per cent marks in the 12th board examination and is currently studying in IIT BHU. Mr. Aditya Yadav, resident of village Podi of Lakhanpur block of Surguja district has secured 92 per cent marks in the 12th examination and is currently studying in IIT BHU. Mr. Praveen Kumar Chandravanshi, a resident of village Katkona of Surguja district, has secured 91.2 per cent marks in the 12th board examination and is studying in IIT BHU. Mr. Rudrapratap Devangan, a resident of village Mahud of Gundardehi block of Balod district, got 88.8 per cent marks in the 12th board examination and is currently studying in IIT ISM Dhanbad.




CM Mr. Bhupesh Baghel announces installation of life-size statue of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh at Jaistambh Chowk in Raipur


CM Mr. Bhupesh Baghel announces installation of life-size statue of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh at Jaistambh Chowk in Raipur

Chief Minister announced to make Sonakhan a tehsil

CM gifted development works worth Rs 28 crore to Sonakhan

CM honors the kin of the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel announced to install a life sized statute of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh at the historic Jaistambh Chowk, in the heart of the Raipur city besides announcing to make Sonakhan of Baloda Bazaar district a Tehsil. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh was hanged by the then British government at Jaistambh Chowk on December 10, 1857.

Chief Minister was addressing a public meeting organized at Sonakhan of Baloda Bazaar district. On the occasion, Mr. Baghel also unveiled a life-size statue of Martyr Veer Narayan Singh in the Martyrs Memorial Complex. He also gave gifts of various development works worth Rs 28 crore 60 lakh here. These include the construction of a bridge over the Jonk river on Bangalapali-Maharaji road worth Rs. 9 crore 60 lakh and the inauguration of Eklavya hostel built at a cost of Rs 16 crore and Bhoomipujan of the first phase of construction of stairs in Kurupath at a cost of Rs 2 crore 67 lakh.

The program was presided over by the Tribal and Scheduled Castes Development Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam while Industries Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Parliamentary Secretary and MLA Mr. Chandradev Rai, Ms. Shakuntala Sahu, Chhattisgarh Textbook Corporation Chairman Mr. Shailesh Nitin Trivedi were present as special guests. Krishak Kalyan Parishad President Mr. Surendra Sharma, Zila Panchayat President Mr. Rakesh Verma, and District President Mr. Hitendra Thakur were also present on the occasion.

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel honored the kin of martyr Veer Narayan Singh by presenting them shawls and shriphal on the main stage. He also handed over the enhanced monthly pension order letters sanctioned by the state government to the descendants of the martyr. According to the order, now their descendants will get a pension of Rs 10,000 per month which was only Rs 1,000 earlier.

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel also distributed community forest resource rights letters to the Gram Sabhas of five villages of Sonakhan area including Kukrikona, Uprani, Achanakpur, Patiyapali and Gitpuri. The Chief Minister also honored the meritorious students of Sonakhan College.

“Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh had blown the bugle of rebellion against the British Government in Chhattisgarh. We feel proud to remember him on his martyrdom day. Our government is engaged in the welfare of villages, underprivileged, and farmers, following the ideals of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh. All-round development of farmers is our top priority and we will never back off from our promises. Despite the adverse circumstances and hurdles, we are purchasing the produce of the farmers as per the announcement. Day by day we are procuring more quantity of paddy from the farmers. This year a target of purchasing 1 crore 5 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been set”, said Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel in his address.

He added that our government has waived irrigation tax of about Rs 400 crore pending on the farmers besides increasing the purchase price of tendu leaves Rs 2500 to Rs 4,000 per standard sack. Earlier only 7 types of minor forest produce were procured; which has been increased to 52 now. Their support prices have also been declared by the state government. “Chhattisgarh is the first state in the whole country which has declared support price for crops like Kodo-Kutki and Ragi and we are doing procurement at this price only. We have also distributed forest land rights to about 4.5 lakh people in the state. Chhattisgarh is also the first state to make cow dung a source of income for farmers and villagers. We are giving ‘chaur’ for one rupee and are buying cow dung from people for 2 rupees”, he said.

Assuring that farmers of the state will not face any problem during paddy procurement, Mr. Baghel said we have increased the price of gunny bags from Rs 18 to Rs 25. In the last ten days, 13 lakh 85 thousand metric tonnes of paddy has been procured across the state.

He urged the farmers to donate paddy stubble in the state-run Gauthans for providing fodder to cattle besides requesting them to use vermi-compost made by women self-help groups in the Gauthans. He said that this organic manure is best alternative to DAP.

Chief Minister said that Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh had also taken the initiative to remove inequality in the society. Our government is running on this ideal of his. Gauthan is not just a place for cows, but is being developed as a rural industrial park. He said that in the last three years, we have announced many holidays, respecting the culture and traditions of Chhattisgarh. In this line, there will also be a holiday from this year on the festival of ‘Chherchera’.

Presiding over the program, Tribal and Scheduled Castes Development Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam said that we have increased the number of cooperative societies from 1300 to 2056 for the convenience of farmers so that they do not have to travel long distances for fertilizer and seeds. Besides, paddy procurement centers have also been increased. At present, paddy is being procured through 2399 centers and farmers are being given input subsidy under Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana.

Industries Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma said in his address that our government is pro-poor and tribals. He said that our government will also provide an assistance of Rs 6,000 to rural landless laborers every year.

Parliamentary Secretary and MLA Chandradev Rai also addressed the program. Mentioning the major problems and demands of the area, he submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister requesting quick resolution. District Collector Mr. Sunil Kumar Jain delivered the welcome address. SSP Mr. Deepak Kumar Jha along with a large number of officers, public representatives, and people of tribal society were present on the occasion.




Government working continously in the interest of tribals - Chief Minister Shri Baghel : Chief Minister attends Veer Mela


Government working continously in the interest of tribals - Chief Minister Shri Baghel : Chief Minister attends Veer Mela

 Announcement of Rs 56 lakhs for development of Devgudi in Rajarao pathaar, construction of life-size statue and memorial of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh, development of Budhadev site

State Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has said that our government is continuously working in the interest of tribals and will continue to do so. Shri Baghel was addressing the Veer Mela organized at Rajrao pathaar of Gurur development block in Balod district on the martyrdom day of Amar Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh, the great freedom fighter of Chhattisgarh. On this occasion, Chief Minister announced Rs 11 lakh for development of Devgudi in Rajarao pathaar, Rs 30 lakh for installation of life-size statue of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh and memorial construction and Rs 15 lakh for Budhadev site development & statue installation.

 

Earlier, Chief Minister Shri Baghel prayed for the happiness and prosperity of the state by worshiping Baba Rajarao, Kankalin Mata and Budhadev. He paid tribute to martyr Veer Narayan Singh by garlanding his photo. The Chief Minister was accorded a warm welcome with a flower garland by the office bearers of the tribal society. Addressing the program, Chief Minister Shri Baghel said that the social, economic and educational development of tribals is the top priority of our government.

 

 The Chief Minister said that we are constantly making efforts for the economic development of the farmers and tribals of the state. Arrangements were made to buy Kodo, Kutki and Ragi at support price. Earlier seven types of minor forest produce were procured, now arrangements have been made to buy 52 types of minor forest produce. In the paddy procurement centers, it was decided to buy farmer gunny bags at the rate of Rs.25 per piece. He said that record purchase of 13 lakh 86 thousand metric tonnes of paddy was done in just nine days in the paddy procurement centers of the state. The target is to buy one crore five lakh metric tonnes of paddy this year. The Chief Minister said that four lakh fifty thousand hectares of individual forest rights puttas and 19 lakh hectares of community forest rights puttas were distributed along with the right to make use of this land. The Chief Minister said that the Haat Bazar Clinic scheme has been started to ensure that health facilities reach every person in the state.  Due to better implementation of Mukhyamantri Suposhan Yojana, there has been a reduction in malnutrition by 32 percent in the state. In the program, Chief Minister Shri Baghel was honored with a memento.

 On this occasion, Industries Minister Shri Kawasi Lakhma, School Education Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Anila Bhendia, Deputy Speaker Shri Manoj Mandavi, Parliamentary Secretaries Shri Shishupal Sori and Shri Kunwar Singh Nishad, Sanjari-Balod MLA Smt. Sangeeta Sinha, former Union Minister Mr. Arvind Netam, former MP Mr. Sohan Potai, Chairman of Veer Mela Organizing Committee Mr. Manak Darpatti, office bearers of tribal society and people of tribal society were present in large numbers.

 



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