Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel's appeal : Eligible citizens should come forward to get vaccinated, in order to prevent spread of COVID infection in the state
Social and business organizations have been requested to cooperate in the vaccination campaign
In view of the increasing prevalence of Corona virus (COVID-19) in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has appealed to all the eligible citizens in the state to get COVID-19 vaccination. Mr. Baghel has said that even after getting vaccinated, the guidelines issued by the government should be strictly followed and the precautions should still be taken. This will prove to be very helpful in the prevention of COVID infection in the state.
Mr. Baghel said that adequate quantity of vaccine doses are available in the state. Proper facilities for immunization of people are available in all the districts of the state.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has appealed the leaders, heads and chairpersons of all the communities, social service organizations, religious institutions, business institutions and the enlightened people of the society to motivate common people for COVID-19 vaccinations.
It is noteworthy that from today onwards, citizens above 45 years of age are also being vaccinated. Large number of people have also taken the second dose of the vaccine. Besides, people of age above 60 years and those of age group 45 years to 59 years with comorbidity are being vaccinated from March 1.
Total amount of Rs 7 crore sanctioned from Mukhyamantri Sahayta Kosh to three districts for prevention of Novel Corona Virus infection
Raipur, On Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel's instructions, a total amount of Rs. 7 crore has been sanctioned to three districts- Raipur, Durg and Bilaspur, from Mukhyamantri Sahayata Kosh, for prevention of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) infection.
According to the information received from Chief Minister's Secretariat, Rs 4 crore has been allocated to Raipur district, Rs 2 crore to Durg district and Rs 1 crore has been allocated to Bilaspur district for prevention of COVID-19 infection. This amount has been deposited in the district account of Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
Narva Vikas Yojana :Ground water conservation works are being done at a larger scale in forest areas: Forest Minister Mr. Akbar
*Construction of more than 12 lakh structures in progress under CAMPA Fund from year 2019-20*
*4.65 lakh hectare land to be revived through the treatment of structures*
Under State Government's ambitious 'Narva Vikas Yojana', construction of 12 lakh 9 thousand 485 structures is being done at cost of Rs. 155 crores, under the annual action plan 2019-20 of CAMPA fund, in the forest areas of the state. So far, construction of about 11 lakh structures has been completed.
Forest and Climate Change Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar informed that under this scheme, ground water conservation works are being done in various drains of 01 thousand 766 km at the cost of Rs. 155 crore. On completion of these structures, 4 lakh 65 thousand 172 hectare land will be revived through treatment. Large number of structures such as Loose Boulder Check dam, Boulder Check dam, Brushwood Check dam, Contour Trench, Percolation Tank, Ardan Dam, Check dam, Enicut, Stop dam and Gabion are being constructed for ground water conservvation. This will not only prevent the erosion of forest land but will also revive the water reserves. Due to the adequate availability of water reserves in the forest areas, the wildlife will get water in their habitat only, and will not be attracted towards the populated areas. Besides, this would also help the villagers and farmers around the forests to develop the means of drinking water and irrigation.
In this regard, Chief Executive Officer of CAMPA, Mr. V. Srinivasa Rao informed that out of 12.09 lakh structures under construction in the drains (Nala) located in the forest areas of the state under Campa's Annual Action Plan 2019-20, construction of stop dam, Contour Trench, B.G. P. and the construction of waterholes has almost been completed. Out of 79 thousand 206 structures being constructed under Durg forest division, construction of 69 thousand 278 structures have been completed. Similarly, out of 6 lakh 68 thousand 164 structures under Bilaspur forest division, construction of 6 lakh 5 thousand 759 has been completed, construction of 41 thousand 564 structures out of 56 thousand 529 structures under Raipur forest division has been completed and construction of 2 lakh 12 thousand structures out of 2 lakh 78 thousand structures under Jagdalpur forest division has been completed. In addition, construction of one lakh 17 thousand 106 out of one lakh 17 thousand 129 structures under Sarguja forest and 2 thousand 443 out of 2 thousand 626 structures under Kanker forest and 6 thousand 840 structures in 7 thousand 737 structures under forest area has been completed.
Road to economic revival runs through agriculture, says Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel
Rural economy needs to be strengthened, emphasizes CM
Chhattisgarh CM attends 7th edition of Indian Economic Conclave
Emphasizing on the role of rural sector in the country's economy, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today said that the road to economic revival of the country runs through agriculture and strengthening the rural economy is the only way to ensure overall growth.
Addressing the 7th edition of Indian Economic Conclave here, the Chief Minister said the economy of India largely depends on agriculture, and with a focus on rural economy, Chhattisgarh has chalked out a detailed action plan and have initiated various schemes.
"We believe that the economy will get a boost if, the buying capacity of a comman man increases and for this we need to put money in their pockets and not a select few," he said.
Replying to the question on where Chhattisgarh stands in the next decade in terms of economy, Mr Baghel said that Chhattisgarh will be a great contributor to the economy as it is a state which is generating employment in rural sector, doing value addition, setting up new industries and exploring the non-core sectors.
On being asked about the economic development of the state during pandemic, the chief Minister said that even in this tough time when there is a slowdown in the economy, Chhattisgarh has emerged as a fighter, showing signs of upward trend in real estate, automobile sector, MGNREGA etc.
"We have been continuously working on improving the state's economy by giving money in the pockets of the consumers. And this helped us in the tough time. We gave money to farmers though NYAY scheme providing input support price, purchased their produce on MSP, gave maximum employment under MGNREGA all this resulted in giving a boost to the state economy,” Mr Baghel said.
The chief minister said that the state’s goods and services tax (GST) receipts and increased demand for automobile and credited this revival to putting more money in people’s pockets that lead to increased demand.
Mr Baghel said his government brought relief to forest dwellers by increasing procurement prices for purchase of forest produce and ensuring timely record procurement of minor forest produce.
He said apart from focusing just on generating employment, the state is also working on health and education sector.
People found without masks or facecovers in public places to be fined Rs 500
Health and Family Welfare Department of Chhattisgarh Government issues order in the context
People are requested to wear masks, follow social and physical distancing, and to wash their hands every now and then to prevent the spread of infection
Chhattisgarh Government has taken a major decision to prevent spreading of COVID-19. In the same sequence, the Government has decided to impose fine of Rs 500 on people found in public places without mask or face cover. State Government's Health and Family Welfare Department has issued an order to amend the notification issued earlier under the Epidemic Diseases Act-1897: - as per the amendment, fine of Rs 500 will now be imposed on people found in public places without masks or face cover. In view of the rising number of cases in the state, the penalty for not wearing mask in public has been increased from Rs 100 to Rs 500.
In order to prevent spreading of COVID-19 infection, people have been re-appealed to not to leave their homes without wearing masks, and to strictly following social and physical distancing, and also wash hands with soap frequently.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel strongly condemns the incident of naxalites blowing up the bus of soldiers
Mr. Baghel expresses profound grief on martyrdom of jawans
Officials concerned directed to provide better treatment facilities to the injured soldiers
Director General of Police directed to take complete information about the incident and take all necessary steps
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has strongly condemned the incident of naxalites blowing up the soldiers' bus in Narayanpur. Chief Minister has expressed profound grief over the martyrdom of 4 DRG personnel, including a driver, in this tragic incident. Expressing condolences to the family members of the martyred jawans, he said that Naxalites have been dislocated due to the continuous action of the security forces and this incident is the result of their frustration. Anti-naxal operation of the security forces will be further intensified. Chief Minister has instructed the officers to provide better treatment facilities to the injured personnel in this incident. Director General of Police Mr. DM Awasthi has been directed to take complete information of the incident and to take all the necessary steps as soon as possible.
It is known that the DRG force personnel were returning to the district headquarters Narayanpur after an anti-Naxal operation, when their vehicle was blown up in an IED blast on Kanhargaon-Kadenar road in Narayanpur, killing the driver and four soldiers. In this incident, two personnel were seriously injured and 12 other personnel have sustained minor injuries. Additional police force has been sent to the incident site and the injured jawans are being brought to Raipur by Indian Air Force helicopter for treatment.
Chief Minister pays tribute to the great heroes of India- Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, on the occasion of ‘Shaheed Diwas’
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has paid tribute to the brave heroes of India- Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru today on the occasion of ‘Shaheed Diwas’ (Martyrs’ Day). Mr. Baghel said that the sacrifices of these patriotic heroes for freedom of the country cannot be forgotten. Their courage, bravery and sacrifices for the country would be remembered for generations to come.
Ministry of Rural Development approves Chhattisgarh's proposal, MNREGA Labor Budget to be increased by 2 crore man-days
State government had sent the proposal to Centre, requesting increase in the labor budget
Labor budget increased for the second time, now the target of providing employment has been increased from 13.50 crores to 17 crore man-days
The Union Ministry of Rural Development has approved the State Government's proposal to increase the employment target in the labor budget of MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) in Chhattisgarh by two crore man-days. As a result of state government's consistent efforts, the target of labor budget has been increased for the second time in the current financial year. In the beginning of the financial year 2020-21, the target of generating employment under MNREGA was set at 135 million man-days. Considering the work being done under MNREGA and the speed of target completion in Chhattisgarh, Government of India had earlier approved a revised target of 15 crore man-days, on State Government's proposal, increasing it by 1.5 crore man-days. Now, in view of the consistently outstanding performance of the state under MNREGA, Union Ministry of Rural Development has approved additional two crore man days, on the request of state government. Revised target for generating employment under the Labor budget of current financial year is 17 crores man-days.
In view of the accelerated target completion under MNREGA during COVID crisis, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel had urged the Central Government to increase the labor budget. Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Mr. T.S. Singhdev had instructed the senior departmental officials to send proposal in the context to Government of India, requesting increase in the labor budget of this year so as to provide employment to the large number of migrant laborers. Subsequently, in the recently held meeting of Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development Department Mr. Prasanna R and MNREGA commissioner Mr. Mohammad Kaiser Abdulhaq with the officials of Union Ministry of Rural Development, state government's proposal to increase the labor budget was approved.
So far in the current financial year 2020-21, employment of total 17 crore 20 lakh man-days has been provided in the state under MNREGA. During this period, over 59 lakh 31 thousand workers from more than 30 lakh families have been provided employment. At the same time, 5 lakh 20 thousand 194 families have been provided employment of more than 100 days. In order to provide adequate employment opportunities in rural areas during the countrywide lock-down, works under MNREGA were started on a larger scale across the state, in the initial months of the current financial year. In this way, 66 percent of the then target of 13.5 million man-days under Labor Budget was achieved within the first three months of the financial year.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will pay the fourth installment of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana to farmers on March 21
1104.27 crores to be paid as fourth installment
So far, 18.43 lakh farmers have been paid Rs. 4500 crore in three installments of the scheme.
4777 farmers, certified seed growers, have been given an incentive of Rs 23.62 crore in three installments.
Sugarcane growers 34 thousand 292 farmers have been paid Rs 74.24 crore as additional incentives and exchange assistance.
Including the fourth installment of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, certified seed producing farmers and sugarcane producing farmers will get a total amount of Rs 5702.13 crore.
On March 21, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will pay 18 lakh 43 thousand farmers an amount of Rs one thousand 104 crore 27 lakh as the fourth installment of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana. So far, 4500 crore rupees have been paid to the farmers in three installments under this scheme. Similarly, 23 crore 62 lakh rupees have been paid in three installments to 4777 farmers of certified seed growers and Rs 74 crore 24 lakh has been paid to sugarcane growers 34 thousand 292 farmers as additional incentives and inputs. In this way, the sum of the fourth installment of paddy producing farmers, 5702 crore 13 lakh rupees is being paid to authentic seed producing farmers and sugarcane growing farmers. Out of this amount, 4597 crore 86 lakh rupees have been paid to the farmers so far.
It is noteworthy that Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana has been implemented on May 21, the date of death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, to provide agricultural input assistance to farmers with an aim to increase production and productivity of major crops of the state. Under the scheme, sugarcane crops have been included in maize, soybean, groundnut, sesame, pigeonpea, moong, urad, kulthi, ramatil, kodo, kutki, ragi and rabi along with paddy during the Kharif season. Partial implementation of the scheme has been done since Kharif 2019.
Under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, farmers who are cultivating paddy in Kharif 2019 are being paid in installments directly in the bank account at the rate of Rs. 10 thousand per acre on the basis of the acreage obtained through cooperative society. . Under Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, a total of 18.38 lakh farmers including 9.54 lakh marginal farmers, 5.60 lakh small farmers and 3.21 lakh long farmers, Rs 4,500 crore in three installments and Rs 23.62 crore in three installments to 4,777 certified seed growers. The money has been paid. In this way, 4523.62 crore has been paid to a total of 18.43 lakh farmers in three installments. In the fourth and final installment, Rs 1104.27 crore will be paid on 21 March 2021. Under this scheme, the first installment has been paid to the farmers on 21 May 2020, Rs 1500 crore, the second installment on August 20, 2020 to Rs 1500 crore, the third installment on November 1, 2020 to Rs 1500 crore, the seed producing farmers have been paid Rs 23.62 crore. 1104.27 crore will be paid to the farmers on 21 March 2021 as the fourth installment of the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana. A total of 5 thousand 627 crore 89 lakh rupees will be paid to the farmers, including the amount of the fourth installment of the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana and the amount given to the certified seed producing farmers.
Sugarcane crop producing farmers under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana for the sugarcane crop in the crushing year 2019-20, based on the quantity of sugarcane purchased by the cooperative factory, additional FRP amount 261 per quintal and a total of Rs 93.75 per quintal. An amount of Rs 74 crore 24 lakh has been paid to 34,292 farmers at the rate of Rs 355 per quintal. Of this amount, 12,077 farmers of Bhoradamdev sugar factory Kawardha, 23 crore 53 lakh rupees, 13,441 farmers of Ma Mahamaya sugar factory Ambikapur, 26 crore rupees, 1,314 farmers of MO Danteshwari Mayya sugar factory Balod, 5 crore 38 lakh rupees, iron man Sardar. Rs 19 crore 33 lakh has been paid to 7,460 farmers of Vallabhbhai Patel sugar factory, Pandaria.
Initial Preparations for official acquisition of Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College Durg
Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain today chaired a meeting of Medical Education Department at Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan). In the meeting, initial discussions about acquisition of Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College Kachandur Bhilai, Durg by State Government were held. It was decided in the meeting that separate sub committees of subject experts and departments concerned will be consituted for detailed analysis of all the aspects of officially acquiring Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College Kachandur Bhilai, Durg. This committee will present its report within 15 days. On the basis of this report, the medical college will be acquired by the government.
In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary of Chief Minister’s office, Housing and Environment Mr. Subrat Sahu, Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education Department Mrs. Renu G Pillai, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industry Mr. Manoj Kumar Pingua, Secretary General Administration Department Mr. Siddhartha Komal Pardeshi, Secretary Urban Administration and Finance Mr. Prabhat Malik, Director Medical Education Mr. RK Singh, Registrar Firm and Society and Cooperative Society Mr. Himshikhar Gupta and Collector Durg Mr. Sarveshvar Dayal was also present.