Raipur: Photo: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is reviewing the work of Revenue and Disaster Management, Commercial Tax Registration and Urban Administration Department at his residence office here today.


Raipur: Photo: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is reviewing the work of Revenue and Disaster Management, Commercial Tax Registration and Urban Administration Department at his residence office here today.

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel is reviewing the work of Revenue and Disaster Management, Commercial Tax Registration and Urban Administration Department at his residence office here today. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Shri Jai Singh Agarwal, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahria, Chief Secretary Shri R. P. Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Secretary Urban Administration Mrs. Alamel Mangai D., Registrar Commercial Tax Mrs. P. Sangeeta, Revenue Secretary Ms. Rita Sandilya, Director Industries Mr. Anil Tuteja, Inspector General Registration and Stamp Mr. Dharmesh Sahu, Director Land Records Mr. Ramesh Sharma and Deputy Secretary of Chief Minister Secretariat Ms. Soumya Chaurasia and senior officers were present.




COVID-19: Government will not allow Chhattisgarh from the hotspot districts of Corona


COVID-19: Government will not allow Chhattisgarh from the hotspot districts of Corona

For the prevention of infection of Corona virus (Covid-19), the government has issued a directive in Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarh) to move from other state by own means.

 

Raipur. For the prevention of infection of Corona virus (Covid-19), the government has issued a directive in Chhattisgarh (State of Chhattisgarh) regarding the movement from other state by own means. Regarding permission, instructions have been issued to all district collectors on May 3 by Additional Chief Secretary Home Subrata Sahu. In the order issued, Collectors and Superintendents of Police have been directed that persons coming from other hotspot districts within the state of Chhattisgarh will not be allowed entry for invalid reasons and activities as per the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

Collectors have been directed that in such cases, the District Magistrate of the border districts will examine the permission and necessary documents in the border and inform the District Magistrate of the destination. While giving admission in the district magistrate of the destination, according to the SOP issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Family Welfare and the State Government, the Government of India will ensure that the instructions issued in the health test, home quarantine, residing in the Eyesholson Center will be ensured. A fixed sticker will be installed at the place where quarantine and isolation is being done. District magistrates of border districts and places of destination will maintain documents in all such cases.

Follow these instructions
The Additional Chief Secretary has said that the District Magistrate of the residence of the applicant to go from Chhattisgarh state to another state by one-way means by the District Magistrate, Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and State Government orders instructions and Permission can be issued as per SOP. In cases of death, medical emergency and other emergencies that require permission from both sides to come and go by their own means, permission of the Home (Police) Department will be required in such cases. In the state of Chhattisgarh, a copy of the information and permission letter of the traffic will be compulsorily given to the Health Department.




Determine trade keeping in mind the need of local industries for vocational education: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel: Chief Minister reviews the work of school education


Determine trade keeping in mind the need of local industries for vocational education: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel: Chief Minister reviews the work of school education

Pay special attention to the quality of education in English medium schools

 

Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel during the review of the Department of School Education keeping in view the need of local industries for vocational education, determination of trade, starting and distributing cycles to class 9th girl students in the Green Zone districts during lockdown. Instructed to pay special attention to the quality of education in English medium schools.

    He said that while deciding the new syllabus of vocational education in higher secondary schools with the help of ITI, it should be kept in mind that trades for vocational education should be fixed on the basis of these industries. , So that students get employment opportunities in those industries. It was informed at the meeting that 40 schools have been selected in 28 districts of the state for the establishment of English Medium Schools. The Chief Minister directed to pay special attention to the quality of education in these schools. He said that there will be no shortage of resources for these schools. It was informed at the meeting that under mid-day meal program, children will be given dry ration even during summer holidays. In the year 2019-20, there was a target to distribute cycles to more than one lakh 74 thousand girl students belonging to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and poor families of class 9, against which cycles have been distributed to 34 thousand girls so far. It was informed at the meeting that this year, uniforms will be distributed to 39 lakh students in schools, for which advance payment of Rs 27 crore 35 lakh has been made by the department to Chhattisgarh State Handloom Development and Marketing Cooperative Association.

    School Education Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam, Chief Secretary Shri R.P. The Board, Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Dr. Alok Shukla, Secretary, Tribal Development Department, Mr. D. D. Singh, Secretary, Cooperative Department, Mr. R.K. Prasanna, Managing Director of Markfed Smt. Shammi Abidi, Deputy Secretary of Chief Minister's Secretariat Ms. Soumya Chaurasia were also present.

Paddy procurement centers should be run in the campaign of building platforms and sheds: Shri Bhupesh Baghel: Chief Minister reviews cooperative department

 

60 percent storage of chemical fertilizers complete: Chief Minister urges farmers to lift manure

215 crore rupees interest-free short-term agricultural loan disbursed to more than 61 thousand farmers in the current financial year

 

The Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has directed to build pops and sheds in the paddy procurement centers by campaigning to save the paddy purchased in the paddy procurement centers from the rain. The Chief Minister said that platforms should be constructed from MNREGA and sheds should be constructed from Mandi Board. He said that this work should be done first in the paddy procurement centers where more paddy comes. Mr. Baghel gave these instructions in a meeting of Cooperative Department held at his residence office here today. Cooperative Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam was also present on the occasion.

    Mr. Baghel has urged farmers to lift chemical fertilizer for the Kharif season. It was informed in the meeting that against the target of storing 6 lakh 35 thousand metric tons of chemical fertilizer for the Kharif year 2020 in the society, 3 lakh 73 thousand 59 metric tons of chemical fertilizer has been stored so far, which is 60 percent of the target. So far, 13 thousand 520 metric tons of manure has also been distributed. Similarly, 2 lakh 29 thousand 200 quintal paddy seeds have been stored for the Kharif year 2020. Out of which 15 thousand 625 quintal paddy seeds have been distributed so far. It was also informed at the meeting that in the year 2020-21, the target of disbursement of interest free short-term agricultural credit of Rs 5200 crore to farmers through cooperative societies and banks has been set. Against this, a loan of Rs 215 crore has been disbursed to 61 thousand 700 farmers so far.

    Chief Secretary Shri R.P. The Board, Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Dr. Alok Shukla, Secretary, Tribal Development Department, Mr. D. D. Singh, Secretary, Cooperative Department, Mr. R.K. Prasanna, Managing Director of Markfed Smt. Shammi Abidi, Deputy Secretary of Chief Minister's Secretariat Ms. Soumya Chaurasia were also present.

The hostel-ashram should be such that the recommendation for the admission of children should be done: Shri Bhupesh Baghel: Chief Minister reviews the departments related to Dr. Premasai Tekam

 

Tribal Welfare and Forest Department together with forest dwellers
Work towards making you economically prosperous

Importance of minor forest produce and forest medicines to children of Tribal area
Information should be given about farming

 

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has instructed the hostel-ashrams and residential schools of the state to make all facilities and orderly. He said that hostel-ashrams should be developed into such excellent centers of education that the ministers, legislators and collectors have to be recommended for admission of children here. Children should get high level facilities for study, teaching, sports activities in hostel-ashrams. The officer-employees including the collector were also keen to get their children admitted to these hostel-ashrams. They should make clean colors in hostels, provide facilities like computer and library for children. He directed the Sarguja and Bastar Development Authority, DMF and CSR to use the funds for these works. Mr. Baghel gave these instructions while reviewing the departments of School Education, Tribal Welfare and Cooperation Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam at his residence office here today.

    The Chief Minister said that the regional MLAs and Ministers should be asked to adopt at least one hostel ashram in their respective areas. In the hostel ashrams, arrangements for mattresses, sheets as well as water in bathrooms and sanitation for children should be ensured. Officers regularly inspect hostel ashrams and ensure all arrangements. Baghel said that a large number of farm development works have been done in the state. Use of fresh vegetables, greens, locally produced milk, products of women self-help groups in hostels and ashrams will benefit local farmers and women. It was informed in the meeting that self-help groups have supplied food grains, vegetables, spices worth about Rs.28.8 million for the children of hostel-ashrams. About 7 crore 17 lakh sheets and blankets have been supplied by the village industries unit. In the year 2020-21, orders have been given to the Village Industries Department to prepare one and a half thousand uniforms for the students of Eklavya School and an amount of one crore has been given in advance. The Chief Minister said that good quality soap is being produced by women self-help groups. They can also be used in hostel-ashrams. He also instructed to use ready-made items in Gothan for everyday use.

    In order to provide good employment opportunities to the students in the present scenario, Mr. Baghel instructed senior officers to conduct studies in which areas can get good employment opportunities. He said that minor forest produce and forest medicines are very important from the economic point of view in the tribal area. Planting of these species should also be taught to children by informing them about the economic importance of products like Mahua, Char Chironji, Lacquer, Tendupatta, Imli, Sal seed, Vanaushadhi. While reviewing the status of distribution of forest rights pattas, the Chief Minister said that trees and fruit species of these useful species should be planted in the forest dwellers and traditional residents who have been given forest rights. This will also protect forests and people will also get income. Pots should be prepared from MNREGA for planting and saplings should be made available from the forest department. Tree guards made of bamboo should be used on priority so that those working in bamboo can get income.

    Baghel said that forest rights pattas should also be given to the traditional residents on priority basis so that they can get the benefit of government schemes. He also directed to take initiative for setting up of emery processing unit in Bastar region. Baghel said that the Tribal Welfare Department and the Forest Department should work towards making the forest dwellers economically prosperous, thereby raising their standard of living. Forestry, horticulture and the cultivation of forest practitioners can help a lot in this work. The forest department should not plant trees only for timber. Trees should be planted to enrich the forests with minor forest produce. Plants of fruit trees should be planted. It should be kept in mind which crop is suitable in which area. He gave the example that jackfruit and litchi orchards can be developed in Jashpur district. The cultivation of turmeric, pungent, ashwagandha can be encouraged.

    School Education Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam, Chief Secretary Shri R.P. The Board, Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Dr. Alok Shukla, Secretary, Tribal Development Department, Mr. D. D. Singh, Secretary, Cooperative Department, Mr. R.K. Prasanna, Managing Director of Markfed Smt. Shammi Abidi, Deputy Secretary of Chief Minister's Secretariat Ms. Soumya Chaurasia were also present.




Raipur : Chief Minister Mr. Baghel writes another letter to Prime Minister Mr. Modi : Requests to include police personnel, municipal employees and district administration officials-employees under insurance scheme, along with health workers


Raipur : Chief Minister Mr. Baghel writes another letter to Prime Minister Mr. Modi :  Requests to include police personnel, municipal employees and district administration officials-employees under insurance scheme, along with health workers

Insurance worth Rs 50 lakh for health workers is a welcome decision

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has written letter to Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and requested him to cover police personnel, employees-officials of municipal bodies and district administration under the insurance scheme of Prime Minister Poor Welfare Package, along with health workers.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has stated in the letter that first of all, I would like to congratulate you for implementing Epidemic Ordinance (Revised) 2020. In Chhattisgarh state, health workers, police personnel and other department officials-employees are fulfilling their duties in well-coordinated manner. No incidents of attack on health workers occurred in Chhattisgarh. Aforementioned ordinance provides a strong security cover to the corona warriors. Besides, Government of India has announced insurance scheme of Rs 50 lakh for health workers, which is a welcome decision. 
Chief Minister said that besides health workers, I would like to draw your attention towards thousands of officials-employees, who have been working day and night tirelessly to make this lockdown a success. As you are aware, many employees and officials have caught COVID-19 infection while performing their duties, but surprisingly Government of India has only included health workers under the insurance scheme while other such employees-officials have not been covered. The definition of ‘health worker’ in aforementioned ordinance refers to those people who are authorized to take necessary action for prevention of the epidemic have been included under Section 1A(b)(ii). This implies that police personnel, officials-employees of municipal bodies and district administration also fit in to this definition, as they have made rigorous efforts to prevent and control COVID-19. They should be considered as health workers and they should be provided benefits of the insurance scheme. Mr. Baghel requested Government of India to cover police personnel, officials-employees of municipal bodies and district administration under the insurance scheme.
 



1.6 lakh laborers will be 'back home', CM Bhupesh Baghel demands to run special train from center


1.6 lakh laborers will be 'back home', CM Bhupesh Baghel demands to run special train from center

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel (CM Bhupesh Baghel) has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) requesting to run special train to return home to the workers of Chhattisgarh trapped in other states.

Delhi. Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarh) Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel (CM Bhupesh Baghel) has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) requesting to run a special train to return home to workers of Chhattisgarh trapped in other states. The Chief Minister has said in his letter that the decision of the Central Government to lockdown Kovid-19 has helped in the prevention of this epidemic in the state. As a result, the number of corona positive patients in the state is very less. It is hoped that with coordination and cooperation, we will be able to overcome this disease soon.

CM Baghel said that on 29 April, the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India has issued instructions for inter-state movement of workers, migrants, which will prove to be helpful in restoring normalcy and economic activities in the state. With regard to restoring normalcy in the state, I would like to draw your attention to the workers, migrants of the state who are stuck in other states and are unable to return to their original residences due to the lockdown. Today, the number of such workers is more than 1.6 lakhs. Taking care of the economic and mental condition of these workers, their homecoming becomes very important.

Work plan for workers' return

CM Bhupesh Baghel said that coordination is being done with various states for the return of these workers, migrants and their work plan has been chalked out through buses. However, it would be difficult to arrange for the bus and other infrastructure required for returning home in such large numbers. Also, it will be very difficult to take care of the safety and convenience of passengers in long distance travel.

 

The Chief Minister told the Prime Minister that in view of the difficulties of the workers in the present situation, special point to point trains can be run so that the safety, convenience and hygiene of the passengers can be ensured. In this regard, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also been requested by the state government. CM Baghel has requested the Prime Minister to provide a quick decision regarding special train operation for the return of Chhattisgarh workers trapped in other states.




Raipur : Chhattisgarh shows green shoots of economic recovery amid lockdown : Unemployment rate decreases in Chhattisgarh even in times of nationwide crisis


Raipur : Chhattisgarh shows green shoots of economic recovery amid lockdown : Unemployment rate decreases in Chhattisgarh even in times of nationwide crisis

Unemployment rate in CG 3.4 per cent as per CMIE survey

Even as the entire nation is grappling with economic downturn and rising unemployment amid the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19, Chhattisgarh has already been bucking the trend and started showing the green shoots of recovery.
According to a survey conducted by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the state has registered the rate of unemployment sliding to a 12-month low of 3.4% in April 2020, which is far below the national rate of 23.5%. The slowing down of joblessness has been recorded over the period since September 2018 when the rate was 22.2%.
It is noteworthy that during the lockdown industrial activities in the country have been shut and economic condition of the country has been deeply affected. The nationwide unemployment rate is also increasing. But even in this crisis, Chhattisgarh has been showing positive signs. The unemployment rate of the state has reduced. The main reason for this is that the state government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, has been working on a large scale to save the rural economy and preserve the livelihood of the villagers in the period of lockdown being implemented in the country.
Chhattisgarh is also currently leading in the country in terms of providing employment to villagers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act as nearly 24 per cent of the labourers employed under MNREGA across the country are from Chhattisgarh.
The state has provided employment to 18 lakh 51 thousand 536 MNREGA workers while ensuring physical distancing, wearing masks and other measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus at MNREGA sites in 9883 gram panchayats.
At the same time, special attention is being given to agriculture and allied activities during the lockdown period. Under the crop insurance and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Yojana, an amount of Rs 900 crore has been transferred to their accounts so far during the lockdown period. During this period, the state government has also ensured the sale of their produce along with necessary discounts for farming. During this period, forest produce collectors have also been provided considerable relief. The support price of Mahua flower has been increased from Rs. 18 to Rs. 30. Chhattisgarh has also purchased the highest value of minor forest produce across the country in minimum support price.
Recently, Reserve Bank of India has also appreciated Chhattisgarh for registering a robust economic growth driven by uninterrupted agricultural and allied activities during lockdown. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das in his report had said Chhattisgarh is leading in sowing of kharif crops and other agricultural activities despite adverse conditions during the lockdown.

At the same time, relief is being provided to forest produce collectors in the state. 23 Minor forest produces are being purchased on support price. Employment opportunity  is also being generated for the forest dwellers, as they are being engaged in collection of minor forest produce. Purchase of minor forest produce on support price and payment  in cash, has provided great relief to forest dwellers and villagers in the state amid the nationwide lockdown period. According to the data released by  the Tribal Co-operative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), small forest produce of worth Rs 18 crore 63 lakh has been purchased from the forest dwellers and villagers, which is the highest among all the states.In only two states, Jharkhand and Odisha except Chhattisgarh, the work of purchase of small forest produce has been started. According to the figures released by TRIFED, so far small forest produce worth Rs 18 crore 67 lakh 26 thousand has been purchased. Out of which, Chhattisgarh alone, has made a purchase of small forest produce of worth Rs 18 crore 63 lakh 82 thousand.




Raipur: Chief Minister gave in-principle agreement to the strategy of inviting foreign investment in Chhattisgarh


Raipur: Chief Minister gave in-principle agreement to the strategy of inviting foreign investment in Chhattisgarh

Industries Department will take initiative to invite Electronics, Automobile, Iron and Steel, Heavy Engineering, Textile, Optical Fiber Industries in the state

Industry Department made a presentation in view of the possibilities of foreign investment

 

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has given in-principle consent to the proposed action plan of the Department of Industries regarding foreign direct investment in the state of Chhattisgarh. He also talked to the Principal Secretary of the Department of Industries to conduct necessary discussions and correspondence to invite industries from select sectors to Chhattisgarh. Priority for setting up of industries like automobile, iron and steel, heavy engineering, electric wire and optical fiber, consumer durables, textiles, electronics etc. was discussed in detail in the state. Industries Minister Mr. Kavasi Lakhma, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Principal Secretary of Industries Department, Mr. Manoj Pingua and other officials were present on the occasion.

    Principal Secretary Industries Mr. Manoj Pingua while making a presentation regarding foreign capital investment through the power point presentation said that in view of the situation created in the world at present due to Kovid-19 transition, especially in the state of Chhattisgarh Opportunities to invite foreign industrial institutions wishing to exit China to establish industry here Are. He informed that major companies from USA, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam can be invited to establish their industry in Chhattisgarh. He informed that preliminary preparations have been started by the department in this regard. Mr. Pingua informed that many units of companies of the said countries are already functioning in India. It would be appropriate to invite them to start their own enterprise in the state of Chhattisgarh, for which necessary facilities and concessions can also be given. Mr. Pingua informed that foreign companies were given the opportunity to establish single industry in Chhattisgarh for single stroke clearance, land with plug and play facility, skilled manpower, simplification of project approval, investment package, joint venture with local investors, necessary infrastructure, power , Water surcharges may be waived. It has also been agreed to set up a committee of senior secretaries under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to take quick decisions on foreign investment.




Raipur: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched the Kavach mobile app: information related to Kovid-19 now with just one click


Raipur: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched the Kavach mobile app: information related to Kovid-19 now with just one click

Government advice, orders and information related to Corona will help to reach people immediately

Application facility for Kovid-19 e-pass in app

Information about suspected and confirmed corona cases of the state will be available in the dash board on real time

 

The Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today launched the Kavach mobile app developed in his residence office here to immediately convey government advisories, orders and information related to the corona. This mobile app has been created by the Health Department and Chips of the Government of Chhattisgarh. On this occasion, Health Minister Shri T.S. Singhdev, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Principal Secretary School Education Dr. Alok Shukla, Secretary Health Mrs. Niharika Barik Singh, Director Health Services Mr. Neeraj Bansod and Chief Executive Officer of CHIPS Mr. Sameer Bishnoi were present.

   The Kavach mobile app has been developed for immediate public consultation, orders and information related to Corona. In this app, information about the suspected and confirmed corona cases of the state will be available to the general public on real time through the dash board. This app also has the facility to apply for Kovid-19 e-pass. The app will provide details of the hospital and nodal officers to the people of the state, as well as the citizens will get the information about the nearest hospital near their residence, where patients can reach in case of any symptoms.
 Key features of the Kavach app developed for corona awareness include real-time dash board of Chhattisgarh, India and global data and information on corona hospitals in Chhattisgarh. It will also have the facility to donate to the Emergency Relief Fund for the prevention of corona virus, government orders related to Kovid-19 and to check the symptoms of corona and quick self-check. Along with this, curfew passes, awareness of corona, travel directions, prevention product information and fake news will also be available.
This app will give people time to time measures to check for symptoms and in the event of corona symptoms, people will be advised to follow the advice given by the government. In order to provide accurate and accurate information to the general public, the details of fake news and fake news on social media are also being given in this app. Along with this, people are also told all the necessary travel instructions to be followed in case of traveling in an emergency, home delivery facility of essential materials is also available in the app.
Common citizens who are asked to serve the society by volunteering in the adverse conditions of this epidemic, can also apply with this app. Information related to the products used in prevention measures by the Health Directorate has been made available through this app. It also provides the facility to complain of congestion with app location and photos. Residents using this app will also be given regular updates and instructions from time to time by the government. Android users link this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.gov.chhattisgarh.cova and EOS users link this app https://apps.apple.com/in/ The app can be downloaded for free from / kavach / id1507595944.




Chief Minister Mr. Baghel writes letter to Union Food Minister Mr. Paswan requesting redressal of problems faced by sugarcane producing farmers in Chhattisgarh


Chief Minister Mr. Baghel writes letter to Union Food Minister Mr. Paswan requesting redressal of problems faced by sugarcane producing farmers in Chhattisgarh

Mr. Baghel requested Union Minister to release lump sum quota of 50 thousand metric ton to Chhattisgarh for sale of sugar

Due to quota system, Sugar produced in local factories is not being sold

Problems arising in payment of sugarcane producing due to current unfavourable financial situation

 More than 87 thousand metric tons of sugar stored in the four sugar factories of the state

Chief Minister requested for permission to allow the sugarcane-producing farmers to sell sugar produced by local factories as per their demands

 

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Union Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Minister Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan to draw attention towards the problems of sugarcane farmers of the state.  Mr. Baghel has urged Union Minister to release a lump sum quota of 50 thousand metric tons to Chhattisgarh for sale of sugar and to keep it exempt it from monthly quota system under current circumstances.  Mr. Baghel has stated in the letter that due to fixed quota for sale of sugar, the sugar produced by cooperative sugar factories of the state could not be sold. Due to the quota system, sugar stock of previous season in the factories of the state has also not been sold.  On one side, sugar stock is continuously increasing in the current season, as crushing process has already started, on the other side due to the unfavorable financial condition created because of quota system, payment of the sugarcane producing farmers is getting delayed.
 Mr. Baghel has urged the Union Minister to issue a lump sum quota of 50 thousand metric tons for the sale of sugar and to keep it free from the quota monthly quota system under the current circumstances.  He has further stated in the letter that he wants to draw Centre’s attention towards the serious problem of the sugarcane producing farmers in the state, which has worsened in the current situation of corona pandemic.  Government of India has been releasing monthly quota for sale of sugar from the month of June 2018, and sugar factories are allowed to sell sugar as per the quota allocated. A number of letters have been written to the Centre earlier as well, regarding problems of sugarcane-producing farmers, but positive response is still awaited.
Chief Minister has further written in the letter that four sugar factories of the state are functioning in the cooperative sector, and in the current crushing season 2019-20, 7 lakh 44 thousand 309 metric tons of sugarcane worth Rs 195 crore have been sold to factories by 35 thousand farmers.  But due to adverse financial conditions, sugarcane farmers are not getting paid. However, in view of the interests of farmers, procurement and crushing of sugarcane is being done even in these odd circumstances.  Due to Corona-generated conditions, the farmers are unable to earn any other alternative income and pending payment against sugarcane procurement has further created serious financial problems for them, making it difficult for them to make their both ends meet. This is also creating problems in payment of salaries to factory employees.
Mr. Baghel has written in the letter that there are about 58 lakh families living below the poverty line in the state, sugar produced by the cooperative sugar factories are being made available to the poor families under State Government’s public distribution system.  But as the sales quota issued by Government of India to sugar factories in the state is very low, farmers are not getting paid against procurement of sugarcane, and sugar is not available for public distribution system. For example, in April 2020, demand under the Public Distribution System for the state is 5785 metric tons but the quota of 4628 metric tons has been received from the Government of India, which is 1157 metric tons is less than the demand under public distribution system, hence the availability of sugar produced by the factories of the state for the open market is out of question.  The stock of 87088 metric tons of sugar is available in all the four sugar factories of the state, but it could not be sole due to limited quota allotted. In March, an additional special quota of 12125 metric tons was issued for 4 factories of the state, but the problem remained unresolved, as the additional allocation was adjusted to the quota of 7 months only.
  Chief Minister has written in the letter that in view of Corona-generated conditions and in larger interest of the sugarcane producing farmers as well as cooperative sugar factories in the state, a lump sum quota of 50 thousand metric tons should be released for resolving the serious problems faced by the sugarcane producers in Chhattisgarh, and under the current special circumstances, Chhattisgarh should be exempted from the monthly quota system.  Similarly, sugarcane producers should be allowed to sell sugar produced by sugar factories as per their demand and it should be considered separate from the quota so that the price of sugar supplied to the farmers can be adjusted from the amount of sugarcane payable by them.
 Mr. Baghel has stated in the letter that keeping in view the stock of sugar available and the unfavourable financial condition of the factories, Centre is requested to issue lump-sum sugar sale quota. Also, the state should be exempted from the mandate of adjusting the additional special quota of 12125 metric tons released for the four factories in equal installments in 7 months from April 2020 to October 2020, under current circumstances.

 
 



Raipur: Photo: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a video conference with the Chief Ministers of all states today regarding the prevention and prevention of corona, lock down ..


Raipur: Photo: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a video conference with the Chief Ministers of all states today regarding the prevention and prevention of corona, lock down ..

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today held a video conference with the Chief Ministers of all the states to discuss further strategies for prevention and prevention of corona, lock down. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel also attended the conference.

Health Minister Shri T.S. Singhdev, Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Chief Secretary Mr. R.P. The Board, Director General of Police Shri D.M. Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Secretary of Health Department, Mrs. Niharika Barik Singh, Deputy Secretary to Chief Minister Ms. Soumya Chaurasia were present on the occasion.




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