Testing flight arrives on the runway of Bilaspur Airport: Bilaspur to Delhi Air service to commence from 01 March : Bilaspur Airport to be named 'Bilasa Devi Kenvat Airport'
Chief Minister grants the demands of Chhattisgarh fishermen society
Two flights to be operated from New Delhi to Bilaspur on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
First flight will leave Delhi and reach Bilaspur at 3.20 am via Jabalpur and will return to Delhi via Bilaspur at 3.45 pm via Prayagraj
Second flight will reach from Delhi to Bilaspur at 4 pm via Prayagraj and will return from Bilaspur to Delhi at 4.30 pm via Jabalpur
As a result of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s efforts, flight service from Bilaspur to Delhi and from New Delhi to Bilaspur will commence from March 1. Air Alliance testing flight aircraft made its first arrival today at Chakarbhata Airport in Bilaspur. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that the first arrival of testing flight at the run-way of Bilaspur Airport is a matter of joy for all of us today. Chief Minister also said that this airport of Bilaspur will now be known as Bilasa Devi Kenvat Airport. On the request of Chairman of Chhattisgarh Fishermen Society and Fishermen Welfare Board Mr. M.R. Nishad, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel agreed to change the name of this airport from Bilasa Bai Kevantin to ‘Bilasa Devi Kenvat’.
It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has been making consistent efforts for air connectivity to Bilaspur. Recently, during his stay in New Delhi, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel met Union Aviation Minister Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri and requested him to grant permission for air connectivity from Bilaspur to metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. In response to which Union Minister Mr. Puri had announced the commencement of air service from Bilaspur to Delhi.
Two flights of ATR 72 aircraft will operate from Bilaspur to Delhi on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The first flight will leave Delhi and reach Bilaspur at 3.20 am via Jabalpur and return to Delhi from Bilaspur at 3.45 pm via Prayagraj. (Delhi-Jabalpur-Bilaspur (1520-1545) -Prayagraj-Delhi). The second flight will reach from New Delhi to Bilaspur at 4 pm via Prayagraj and return from Bilalspur to Delhi at 4.30pm via Jabalpur (Delhi-Prayagraj-Bilaspur (1600-1630) -Jabalpur-Delhi). The aircraft of Air Alliance, a subsidiary of Air India, landed at Bilasa Devi Kenvat Airport in Chakarbhata, Bilaspur this afternoon to fly from Bilaspur to Delhi.
Chief Minister had also requested for air service from Ambikapur Airport and Jagdalpur Airport to the metro cities, in response to which Union Minister had assured of taking positive initiatives in the direction. Chief Minister has thanked Union Minister Mr. Puri for sending Air Alliance aircraft to start air services from Bilaspur to Delhi. He has said that the commencement of air services to Delhi will help in the economic progress, industrial development of Bilaspur and surrounding areas, while people will get to avail low cost air travel.
Raipur : Budget Session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly commences with Governor Ms Uikey’s address
My Government has performed satisfactorily on all fronts, made new achievements in various sectors even during covid crisis”: Ms Uikey
Budget Session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly commenced today with the speech of Governor Ms Anusuiya Uikey. She said- “I welcome you all in the first session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly in year 2021. I am happy that all of you are making collective efforts to realize the vision of ‘Gadhbo Nava Chhattisgarh’. COVID-19 pandemic had suddenly pushed the entire world into the darkness of uncertainty last year. I thank all of you for your cooperation in tackling this historic crisis faced by humanity. I am grateful for your help in providing relief to the people of the state. The New Year has begun with the hope and determination of overcoming this crisis and its effects. I wish you all the best for successfully fulfilling the dual responsibilities of meeting new goals while completing the development works affected by the pandemic.
In her address to the budget session today, Governor Ms. Uikey said that the past year was full of challenges such as food and livelihood of daily wager families, providing continuous nutritious diet to the malnutrition affected families, safe return and rehabilitation of migrant laborers, prevention of COVID-19 infection and treatment of infected people, maintaining public morale, maintaining natural pace of economic activities, and the challenge of motivating people to overcome fear and to take precautionary measures. I am happy that my government has performed well on all these fronts and the state has made new achievements in various sectors even during the pandemic.
Food grains supply to More than 67 lakh ration card holder families
Governor said that my government has worked with prudence in the state to overcome this difficult period. More than 67 lakh ration card holders families recieved foodgrains, sugar, salt, kerosene, jaggery as per their eligibility in Kondagaon district Bastar division. Distribution of fortified rice while adhering to the safety measures was ensured. Nearly 57 lakh Antyodaya, priority, Annapurna, single destitute and disabled card holders were provided free rice and chickpeas for 8 months as per their eligibility. Migrant workers and other citizens returned to their homes safely. To ensure food security in every village, two quintals of rice was made available in each of the 11 thousand panchayats of the state. These efforts yielded positive results.
Implementation of Mukhyamantri Suposhan Yojana continued even during the COVID crisis
Ms. Uikey said that my government launched Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan on 2 October 2019 to eradicate malnutrition in the state. And to ensure Implementation of this important scheme during the COVID crisis, 3 lakh 62 thousand beneficiaries of the scheme and more than 24 lakh beneficiaries of nearly 51 thousand aanganbadi centers were provided ready-to-eat nutritious food items at their doorstep. Ready-to-eat dry ration was delivered to the homes of more than 29 lakh beneficiary school students under Midday Meal Programme. Besides, the supply of hot-cooked food and other health facilities in aanganbadi centers were resumed from September 7, 2020 with proper precautionary measures.
Governor said that as a result of my government's sheer commitment, 99 thousand children have been cured of malnutrition and 20 thousand women have been cured of anemia in one year. Schemes such as Mahtari Jatan Yojana, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Yojana, Saksham Yojana, Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana, Swavalamban Yojana, Nava Bihan Yojana, Self-Aadhar Home Scheme, Ujjwala Griha Yojana, Swayamsevika Yojana, Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh Yojana, Mahila Shakti Kendra Yojana etc. have been implemented smoothly, which has empowered the mothers and made them independent.
Chhattisgarh became the first state in the country to procure paddy from more than 95 percent of the farmers
Governor Ms Uikey said in her speech that my government has once again kept its promise to the farmers, by procuring paddy at support price despite the challenges. This year 21 lakh 52 thousand 980 farmers were registered, out of which 20 lakh 53 thousand 483 farmers sold their paddy. In this way, Chhattisgarh has become the first state in the country to procure paddy from 95.40 percent farmers in the state. This year, there has been a new record in every aspect of paddy procurement such as total registered acreage, total paddy purchase area, the total amount of paddy acquired, crossing 92 lakh metric tons, which is nothing short of a miracle. With these achievements, a new phase of agricultural production and prosperity has begun in the lives of farmers and also for the entire state.
New steps being taken in the interest of farmers
Ms. Uikey said that as a result of state government’s steps in the interest of farmers, interest-free agricultural loans worth Rs 4 thousand 755 crore have been disbursed, which is a new record in itself. Kisan Credit Cards have been issued to about 16 lakh farmers. Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperative Societies have been reorganized to register 725 new societies, now the total number of societies has increased from 1 thousand 333 to 2 thousand 58. Innovative step of my government to established sugarcane-based ethanol plant as well as a paddy-based ethanol plant in Chhattisgarh has been acknowledged and appreciated at national-level. State Government wated to ensure that despite the bumper yield of paddy in the state, farmers should get proper value of their crop, hence, they decided to utilize paddy for other profitable ventures. Food parks and forest produce processing centers are being set up in each development block to ensure value addition to different crops in different regions of the state.
Governor said that under Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, my government has provided direct financial aid to the farmers taking 14 crops including paddy, sugarcane and maize. In the first year, an amount of Rs 4500 crore has been deposited in the farmers' account in three installments, while the remaining installment of about Rs 1200 crore will also be paid in this financial year.
Chhattisgarh ranks first in the country in procurement of small forest produce
Governor said that apart from agriculture, forest resources also generate livelihood for a large population of the state. Therefore, my government has increased the number of minor forest produce procured at minimum support price from 7 to 52. Even in this difficult period, Chhattisgarh has secured the first rank in the country by procuring 72.5 percent of the total minor forest produce. Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Collector Social Security Scheme is being implemented. Tendupatta collection remuneration has been increased from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 per standard bag, while the continuation of bonus payment has brought a huge relief to lakhs of families.
Chhattisgarh appreciated at national-level for proper utilization of CAMPA fund
Ms. Uikey said that my government is dedicated towards conservation of forests and expansion of greenery in the state. Last year, 2 crore 23 lakh saplings were planted, including Ram Vangaman Path, plantation alongside of rivers. More than 16 thousand hectares of damaged bamboo forests were revived. Chhattisgarh has been lauded at the national level for proper utilization CAMPA fund.
Chhattisgarh has been awarded 11 distinct awards by Central Government for better implementation of Panchayat and Rural Development schemes
Governor said that my government has made several innovations by addressing the immediate needs of people with Panchayat and Rural Development schemes, for which Government of India has awarded Chhattisgarh with 11 distinct awards. Under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA, 100% of the human days target approved under labour budget was achieved in year 2019-20, and in year 2020-21, 81 percent of the target has been met, which again marks the steps towards a new record. In the last 10 months under MNREGA, the workers have been paid Rs 2 thousand 590 crore as wages so far. This year, 100 days of employment has been provided to 2 lakh 17 thousand 291 families till date.
He said that with the convergence of MNREGA with various schemes, various works of Anganbadi centers, gauthans, vermi compost unit (tank), pasture, paddy collection platforms in paddy procurement centers, development of Narva etc. are being done.
Ms. Uikey said that under Chhattisgarh State Rural Livelihood Mission 'Bihaan', 20 lakh women with financially weak background have been included in the self-help groups. This has not only changed their lives, but has also transformed their villages by converting traditional employment into new opportunities. As many as 3 thousand 500 women have become home access banks as BC Sakhi in various districts, this is also boosting morale and creative potential of rural women, which is a pleasant sign.
Chhattisgarh holds top rank in implementation of various national schemes and programs
Governor said that my government has implemented various national schemes and programs diligently, resultantly Chhattisgarh holds top rank in the country for implementation of 'Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission' and second rank for implementation of 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural)' and 'Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural ) '. As 86 gram panchayats of the state have achieved ODF status, Chhattisgarh has secured second rank in the country in this criterion as well. In the ‘Cleanliness Survey 2020', the state has received the first prize for being the cleanest state. 14 urban bodies of Chhattisgarh have also received awards in various categories at the national level. The credit for this success goes to Swachhta Didi, Commandoes and other activists working at the ground-level.
Governor said that my government has done meaningful work in the direction of providing better housing facility to the poor and for making the cities slum-free, under 'Mor Zameen-More Makaan' and ‘Mor Makaan-Mor Chinhaari’ schemes, for which Government of India has conferred award on Chhattisgarh.
He said that the progress of 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana' in last two years has been remarkable. Sanction of 5 thousand 600 km of roads and 26 bridges for construction in the next three years has proves the efficiency of my government. In addition, initiatives such as 'Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana and Vikas Yojana', 'Mukhyamantri Gram Gaurav Path Yojana' are also playing important role in development of better infrastructure in villages.
Network of roads and bridges being developed
Governor said that my government started 'Jawahar Setu Yojana' with a new idea so that the network of roads and bridges could be completed. Around 200 construction works like these were started, out of which 29 works were completed. More than 2 thousand roads are being constructed under the 'Mukhyamantri Sugam Sadak Yojana to connect important government buildings and public places with all-weather roads. Various schemes and programmes such as ADB, Central Road Fund, L.W.E. Chhattisgarh Road Development Corporation etc have the common goal i.e. development of a network of better roads in the state at the earliest.
Expanding connectivity through aviation services as well
Ms. Uikey said that my government is not only making great efforts to connect the state with the major roadways of the country, but is also working consistently for the expansion of connectivity through aviation services. After Bastar, the state will benefit greatly from the commencement of inter-state aviation service from Bilaspur.
Formation of one district, two subdivisions and 24 new tehsils to take administrative services closer to the public
Governor said that my government has reorganized the large administrative units to bring the administrative services closer to the public. In the same sequence, a new district Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, two development blocks- Takhatpur and Bade Bacheli, and 24 new tehsils have been constituted. The tehsils of divisional headquarters are being developed as model tehsils. Common people are being provided various facilities for easy settlement of revenue related matters. Innovations such as allocation and management of government land up to 7500 square feet, landowners rights, simplification of diversion cases, digitization of delicate and altered records, e-enrollment, mobile apps, e-funding, digital signature, have significantly improved the public services.
She said that to strengthen rural economy, my government has ensured proper involvement of Handicraft Development Board, Chhattisgarh Khadi Gramodyog Board, Chhattisgarh Mati-Kala Board and other silk-handicraft-weaving etc related organizations, which has polished the traditional art-craft skillls and has helps the artisans to earn better profits.
Children had access to education even during the COVID crisis
Governor said that my government emphasized on such innovations in education sector during COVID crisis, that children had uninterrupted access to education facilities. Under ‘Padhai Tunhar Dwar’ and ‘Padhai Tunhar Para’ programmes, more than 25 lakh children were provided education through online classes, mohalla classes, ‘Bultu Ke Bol’, etc. NITI Aayog and Honourable Prime Minister had lauded these initiatives. Meanwhile, the decision to start Swami Atmanand English Medium Schools in every district has been taken. In the first year, 52 government schools are being upgraded with new facilities and 31 thousand children have taken admission so far.
Various efforts being made to enhance higher education facilities
Governor said that in order to make higher education facilities accessible to as many youth as possible, my government has increased more than 4 thousand seats in various colleges in a year. Establishment of a dozen of higher education institutions apart from Bilaspur University and Shaheed Nand Kumar Patel University in Raigarh, would provide great opportunities of education and employment to the youth in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, food technology, dairy technology, fisheries, forestry. The establishment of Mahatma Gandhi Horticulture and Forestry University in Durg district will help make Chhattisgarh a major center of research in this area.
Governor said that with the introduction of new courses in engineering colleges, 2% seat reservation for Scheduled Tribes, especially weaker tribes like Abujhmadia, Kamar, Pahari, Korwa, Birhor, Baiga, Bhujia and Pandas has also been done. Under 'Chief Minister Polytechnic Quality Development Scheme', employment-oriented education is being promoted.
She said that my government has made special efforts to expand medical education facilities in the state. New government medical colleges are being established in Kanker, Mahasamund and Korba districts, with 100-100 seats. The state government has also decided to acquire Chandulal Chandrakar Smriti Medical College in Durg district.
Dedicated Covid Hospital developed in all districts
Governor said that 'Dedicated Covid Hospitals' were developed in all the districts during COVID crisis, so that people could avail treatment facilities in their home districts. My government has set up a 'Center of Excellence State Tele Medicine Hub' and a state-of-the-art center for serious heart ailments at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital Raipur. Apart from this, several steps have been taken to ensure health facilities from the district headquarters to the slums and hamlets through schemes like Hamar Hospital, Humar Lab, Deerghayu Yojana, Chemotherapy Facility, Free Dialysis Facility, Vigyan Mitan, Chief Minister Urban Slum Health Scheme, Dai-Didi Clinic etc. In this way, my government has paved the way for the doorstep delivery of health services.
Ms. Uikey said that to develop the natural beauty, culture, tradition and public faith sites of the state as tourist destinations, 'Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit' is being developed, under which 75 locations have been marked for infrastructure development, Devguri development, and development of Sirpur as Buddhist tourist destination. Places like Satrenga, Sordha Dadar etc. are being developed as special tourist centers, which are creating new opportunities for local development and employment.
Various welfare decisions taken to sensitize policemen
Governor said that the police force in Chhattisgarh goes through multifaceted challenges, so while my government focused on sensitizing the policemen to the general public, it also took many welfare decisions to address the needs of security forces. Response allowance, increase in snack and meal rates, pulsing campaign, condolence program, compassionate appointment, ex-gracia amount for dependents of martyred soldiers increased from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, grace grant to dependent families of martyrs, etc. Other crimes including Naxal activities have come down in the state.
Governor said that my government has unwavering faith in the great democratic traditions and the glorious Constitution of our country. Issuance of a new guideline for the utilization of DMF is a striking example of my government's commitment towards optimal utilization of state resources in the right direction. The share received from royalty of major and minor minerals is being utilized for malnutrition eradication, health, education, agriculture, employment and beneficial activities.Governor said "I urge all the public representatives to actively participate in the developmental public welfare policies, schemes, programs, campaigns of the state government and help the people of their constituencies to get benefit of these government schemes."
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel writes to Union Defense Minister, requests early establishment of pending army camp in Bilaspur
1000 acres of land allocated to Ministry of Defense for Army Cantonment, says CM
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, requesting setting up of long pending army camp at Bilaspur at the earliest.
Drawing the attention of the Union minister towards the development of the state, the Chief Minister has written that the state has allocated about 1000 acres of land to the Ministry of Defense for the establishment of the Army Cantonment in Bilaspur. The process of setting up this army camp is pending.
Initially, requirements of the airstrip were stated along with it for setting up the Army Cantonment. In view of the aviation requirements of the region, the state government has developed the airstrip and completed the necessary procedure. Bilasabai Caveen Airport, Bilaspur is now recognized by DGCA in 3C VFR category. Now this airstrip is available to cater to the aviation related requirements of Civil Aviation and the Army.
The Chief Minister has written that commercial passenger services are starting from Bilaspur on March 1. The state government is keen on setting up an army camp at Chakrabhata, Bilaspur. The establishment of army cantonment in the state will not only speed up the proper development of this area, but also the opportunities for army service will be readily available to the youth of the state. The presence of Army Cantonment in the state is also expected to be helpful in the direction of eradication of Naxal extremism.
Mr. Baghel has said that in view of the benefits to the State Government and the Central Government from the establishment of the Army Cantonment, the State Government wants to urge the Ministry of Defense to expedite its establishment. In this direction, the state government is also ready to consider other related requirements of the Ministry of Defense and the Army. In this context, the State Government is ready to work with the Ministry of Defense and I look forward to your cooperation.
The Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel joined the Chief Minister, Shri Bhupesh Baghel through video conferencing from his residence office in Raipur at the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog in New Delhi under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.
The Chief Minister, Shri Bhupesh Baghel joined the Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel through video conferencing from his residence office in Raipur at the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog in New Delhi today. Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Principal Secretary, Commercial Tax Department Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddharth Komal Pardeshi are present.
Chief Minister directs District Collector to make proper arrangements for saving paddy stock in procurement centers from rainwater
Mr. Baghel gives instructions to evaluate crop damage due to rainfall and to provide financial aid as per the provisions of RBC
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has instructed all the district collectors to make proper arrangements for storage of paddy in procurement centers so as to protect the stock from damage due to untimely rainfall. Chief Minister has said that the paddy stock should be properly covered and there should be a proper drainage system in the centers so that the paddy in the lower part is not spoiled. Chief Minister has also instructed Food Department officials to expedite the custom milling of paddy from the procurement centers.
It is noteworthy that this year, 8 thousand platforms have been constructed in the paddy procurement centers to protect paddy from damage due to rainwater. Chief Minister has also instructed the District Collectors to evaluate the damage due to unseasonal rains, if any, and provide financial assistance to the affected people under the provisions of Revenue Book Circular.
Record sale of plots under RDA's Kamal Vihar scheme
118 plots worth Rs 52 crores sold in one day through tender
Significant increase in plot sales due to exemption in guide line rate and registration fee by Chhattisgarh government
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the state government has taken several steps aimed at providing relief to the general public, including reduction in the market price of land (guide line rate) by 30 percent, concession in registration fee and lifting of ban on purchase and sale of small plots. Owing to these measures the registration of state plots and houses has increased significantly. The Kamal Vihar scheme of Raipur Development Authority is receiving a very good response as a result of above decisions. On February 12, Raipur Development Authority received Rs 52 crore from the sale of 118 plots through the tender, which is a record for the sale of plots in itself. A total of 118 plots were sold under the Kamal Vihar scheme, including 108 commercial plots, 9 residential plots and one plot for public / semi-public use. Sale of so many plots under Kamal Vihar Yojana and the amount of Rs 52 crore received, is a record in itself.
It is worth noting that total income by the sale of commercial purpose, mixed, public and semi-public purpose plots in the year 2018-19 was one crore 84 lakh, which in the year 2019-20 reached Rs. 5 crore 70 lakh. Under the guidance of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Minister of Housing and Environment Mr. Mohammad Akbar, the concession offered and invitation of tender for the sale of plots of Kamal Vihar scheme has received good response. This is the reason that a total of 118 plots were sold for various purposes in one day through the tender, due to which the authority has received an income of Rs 52 crore.
The chairman of the Authority Mr. Subhash Dhuppad has thanked all buyers of commercial plots for this unprecedented sale of Rs 52 crore in one day.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel to inaugurate Mainpat Mahotsav on February 12
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will inaugurate Mainpat Mahotsav on February 12. As per the tour schedule of Chief Minister Mr. Baghel, he would leave from Police Parade Ground in Raipur at 2pm via helicopter and reach Mainpat in Sarguja district at 3pm, where he would inaugurate the Mainpat Mahotsav. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel would return to Raipur at 5.20pm. This three-day festival is being organized from February 12 to February 14, 2021 at Ropakhar water reservoir near Mainpat.
Along with the purchase of 93 lakh tons of paddy grain, also: 7 thousand 606 pucca platforms built to prevent weather, rats and termites from crop failure in the storage centers.
Cheap, traditional and unique tricks adopted at the initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
By adopting cheap, traditional and unique tricks of crop protection, Chhattisgarh has shown a cult and many kaja proverbs. Every year a large quantity of paddy purchased in the collection centers was spoiled due to moisture, rain, hail, rats and termites, while this time special pucca platforms were built in these centers to prevent this damage is. These platforms have been constructed under the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme during the Corona-period. This also created employment opportunities on a large scale.
On the initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, this new arrangement has been made in Chhattisgarh to protect the paddy purchased from farmers this year. A total of 7606 platforms have been constructed in all the districts. The state government has purchased a record paddy worth more than 93 lakh metric tons this year. Since Chhattisgarh became a separate state, it has purchased most of the paddy from farmers. It is also a big challenge to preserve such a large amount of paddy purchased. Large number of pucca platforms made this year in paddy collection centers are helping to keep them safe.
Three thousand sacks can be placed on each platform. As per the requirements of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department in the collection centers, the platforms of 10.6 meters in length and seven and a half meters width have been made for this. Provision of bolts and plates with eight pedestals has also been made for future sheds in these platforms built at a cost of two lakh rupees. The R.C.C. in the platforms Balconies have also been built under the floor to protect against sand-stuffing and rats.
In order to preserve paddy, a total of 378 in various storage centers in Balod district, 597 in Balodabazar-Bhatapara, 85 in Balrampur-Ramanujganj, 221 in Bastar, 430 in Bemetara, 123 in Bijapur, 380 in Bilaspur, 22 in Dantewari, Dhamtari. 333, 132 in Durg, 254 in Gariaband, 60 in Gorella-Pendra-Marwahi, 711 in Janjgir-Champa, 47 in Jashpur, 363 in Kanker, 269 in Kabirdham, 114 in Kondagaon, 157 in Korba, 76 in Korea, Mahasamund 488, 351 in Mungeli, 32 in Narayanpur, 469 in Raigad, 786 in Raipur, 465 in Rajnandgaon, 66 in Sukma, 118 in Surajpur and 79 in Sarguja are built.
Car sales increase in Chhattisgarh as compared to last year : Automobile sector continues to shine
Chhattisgarh government schemes slow down recession
Chhattisgarh's automobile sector continues to shine. More cars have been sold in the state in January 2021 as compared to January 2020. In January last year, where 4523 cars were sold in the state, 4644 cars have been sold in this month, this year. This number is more than the number of 4233 cars sold in the month of December last year.
It is noteworthy that there is a recessionary atmosphere in the country due to the Corona crisis, but the state has remained untouched by its impact. During this period, the automobile sector of the state as well as other sectors have registered steady growth. The markets here have been shining bright due to the schemes implemented by the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel to strengthen the rural economy and increase the income of farmers and forest dwellers. This year, the government has procured more than 93 lakh metric tonnes of paddy at the support price, which has broken the record for the last 20 years. Along with this, under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, 19 lakh farmers are being benefited by the transfer of Rs. 5750 crore at the rate of Rs. 10 thousand per acre, into their bank accounts. Under this scheme, the government has decided to pay the relief amount in four installments, of which 4500 crore rupees have been paid in three installments.
Similarly, under the Godhan Nyaya Yojana of the State Government, a new source of income has developed in the villages with the purchase of cow dung for Rs. 2 per kg. So far, more than 35 lakh quintals of cow dung have been purchased by the government, in lieu of this, about 72 crore rupees have been paid to the farmers. Construction of 9050 Gothans have been sanctioned in villages under Suraji Gaon scheme, out of which 5195 Gothans have been completed. These Gothans are being developed as livelihood centers and income-generating activities are being conducted there, which has provided employment to thousands of people. Similarly, during the time of Corona crisis, the largest quantity of minor forest produce was collected in the forest areas of the state. During this period, 73 percent of the total minor forest produce collected in the country was collected in Chhattisgarh alone. The government not only increased the price of minor forest produce, but also increased the number of minor forest produce sold on support price from 07 to 52. During the lockdown, the state also made a record of providing employment to 26 lakh people a day under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
Tea gardens and bamboo industry of Chhattisgarh will get benefit of Assam's expertise
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel invited industrialists of Assam to establish tea and bamboo industry in Chhattisgarh
Delegation of industrialists of Assam presented special hand-crafted tea to the Chief Minister
On the second day of his two-day visit to Assam, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel met a delegation of Assam's industrialists in Jorhat today. He explained in detail the characteristics of Chhattisgarh with tea cultivation and bamboo and small forest produce based industries here. During the discussion, he invited these industrialists to set up tea and bamboo industries in Chhattisgarh. Representatives from various industries were present on this occasion along with tea producers. A delegation of industrialists from Assam also presented special hand-crafted tea to the Chief Minister.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel told the industrialists of Assam that there is an industry friendly environment in Chhattisgarh. He said that in order to give new facilities to the industries in the state, a new industrial policy has been prepared after discussing with industrialists. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that Chhattisgarh has good prospects for horticultural crops as well as small scale crops. He invited the industrialists of Assam to establish tea and bamboo based industries and said that they would be given all possible help and encouragement.
The Chief Minister said that 44 percent forest is in Chhattisgarh. There is a large amount of hypnosis. At present, 52 minor products have been brought under the support price. In order to increase the income of forest dwellers in the state and to provide them continuous employment, the processing and value addition of micronutrients is being promoted. He said that Chhattisgarh is famous all over the country for paddy production. Sugarcane crop is also being taken on a large scale here. Now fruits and horticultural crops are also taken on a large scale in the state, their processing industries have immense possibilities here. The weather of Jashpur district is favorable for tea cultivation, tea plantation is being promoted there. He informed the industrialists of Assam about the possibilities of tea industry and invited them to invest in these areas.
Giving detailed information about the possibilities of setting up industries in horticulture and agriculture sector, the Chief Minister said that tomato is widely grown in many regions of Chhattisgarh. The tomato here goes to Pakistan. Bamboo is also being produced on a large scale in forest areas. The forest dwellers are being given employment through all these. In the field of bamboo crafts too, the industrialists here can set up industries by adding value. He said that various artistic objects are also prepared in Chhattisgarh. Bastar art is preferred here and abroad. Various crafts of the state are being encouraged. These craftsmen are also being encouraged to provide markets and value editions as per the time.