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.
Police constables selected from third gender community met Home Minister: Grateful
Raipur, 12 March 2021
In Chhattisgarh, selected police constables from the third gender community met Home Minister Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu at his Raipur residence office today and thanked and thanked him for becoming an constable. The Home Minister congratulated and congratulated all the constables of the third gender community.
It is noteworthy that the results of Raipur Range Police Constable Recruitment Examination have been declared. In this examination, 13 candidates of the third gender community have been selected for the post of police constable and two candidates are in the venting list. 8 from Raipur district, one from Dhamtari, 2 from Rajnandgaon, one from Bilaspur, one from Korba, one third gender candidate from Ambikapur has been selected for police constable.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel worshiped at the Sarkheshwar Nath Mahadev Temple situated at Sarkhi on Mahashivratri festival: Inauguration of the temple after Jirnendhar: Participated in the program of Kalash establishment
Announcement of beautification of pond of Sarkhi and Kolar village and opening of branch of District Cooperative Bank in Sarkhi
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel today reached the Sarkheshwar Nath alias Sarsnath Mahadev temple of Sarkhi village in Abhanpur development block of Raipur district and prayed to Lord Bholenath and wished the prosperity and prosperity of the people. The Chief Minister inaugurated the works of renovation done in this temple and participated in the program of Kalash establishment. He congratulated the people of the state on the occasion of Mahashivratri and best wishes. He said that the eighth century Shivling established here as a proof of antiquity in the village of Sarkhi is published as a religious and spiritual light.
Shri Baghel congratulated the local MLA Shri Dhanendra Sahu, his family and members of the temple committee and the residents for the work done for the restoration of the temple and wished for the progress and economic prosperity and happy life of all the people of the state.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel informed the residents of the works being done by the state government for the development of all sections including villages, poor, laborers, scheduled castes, tribes, women. Referring to other schemes including Rajiv Gandhi Aashraya Yojana, purchase of paddy on support price, Godhan Nyaya Yojana, Gauthan Bari Yojana, he said that our government is constantly striving for education, health and economic prosperity of the people.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel asked the officials concerned to make adequate arrangements for teachers in the village school and to propose for the reconstruction of the dilapidated Shala Bhavan. The Chief Minister announced to beautify the pond of Sarkhi and nearby village Kolar and to open a branch of the District Cooperative Bank in Sarkhi. He also announced to build a tank in the village for adequate drinking water. The Chief Minister said in his address that special attention should be paid to the health and education of children and women.
Local MLA Shri Dhanendra Kumar Sahu said that special efforts are being made by the Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel for the preservation and promotion of Chhattisgarhi tradition, Teej-festivals. Government holiday was declared on the local festival and Garhkaleva is also being established to promote Chhattisgarhi food cuisine. Under the leadership of the Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh is getting recognition in the country and abroad. Local MLA Shri Dhanendra Sahu and village sarpanch Shri Narendra Sahu apprised the Chief Minister of the problems of the area and placed various demands for the development of the area.
Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Mineral Development Corporation, Mr. Girish Dewangan also addressed the program. District President Abhanpur Smt. Devanandini Sahu, District Members Durga Singh, Lokmani Kosale, Janaki Sahu, Sarvashri Yashwant Sahu, Virendra Sahu, Pradeep Sahu, Tarakeshwar Sahu, Saurabh Sharma, Renuka Sahu, Collector of Raipur District Dr. S.S. Bharatidasan, SDM Abhanpur, members of temple committee, concerned officers-employees and large number of villagers were present.
Chief Minister unveiled the statue of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Chhattisgarh Mahtari in Birgaon
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today unveiled the statue of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Chhattisgarh Mahtari at the main gateway of Advani Arilikan Government Higher Secondary School, Birgaon, here. On this occasion, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Urban Administration and Labor Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahria, Regional MLA Mr. Satyanarayana Sharma, President of Chhattisgarh State Khadi and Village Industries Mr. Rajendra Tiwari, former District Panchayat Member Mr. Pankaj Sharma, District Collector and Municipality The Administrator of Birgaon, Dr. S. Bharti Dasan, Senior Superintendent of Police Shri Ajay Yadav, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Birgaon Shri Shrikant Verma, concerned officers, employees and large number of citizens were present.
Chief Minister inaugurated and performed Bhoomi Pujan in Birgaon at a cost of Rs 121 crore.
Birgaon College will be named after the late Nandkumar Patel
Announcement of opening of branch of Swami Atmanand English Medium School and District Cooperative Bank
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel gave away works worth Rs 121 crore to the people of the area at a program organized at Budhwari Bazar Birgaon here today. In which 104 crore 23 lakhs for the upgrading work of the Birgaon Magnification Water Supply Scheme, 35 lakhs for beautification work near the main gate of Advani Arlicon Government Higher Secondary School, Birgaon, PVC storage tanks and various development for water supply system in all the wards under the Infrastructure head. 53 lakh 36 thousand for work, one crore 48 lakh 35 thousand for e-rickshaw for sanitation work, 9 crore 47 lakh 48 thousand for 69 road works for construction of CC Road and Drain under Infrastructure head, CC Road and Drain under 14th Finance Commission Including 83 works of 4 crores 75 lakh 75 thousand for 42 works for construction.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel announced the opening of a branch of District Cooperative Bank in Birgaon on the request of Regional MLA Mr. Satanarayana Sharma, while he announced the renaming of Birgaon College in the name of Late Nandkumar Patel and opening of Swami Atmanand English Medium School in Birgaon area. . In the program, lease distribution was distributed to 148 beneficiaries under Rajiv Gandhi Aashraya Yojana and e-rickshaws were also distributed to 53 people. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel distributed patta to Kanchan Kurre Satrupa Nishad, Sunidhi Dewangan, Dulari Dewangan, Nilesh Vari Sahu, Rajni Sahu, Narwadia Yadav, Reena Bai and Kumari Das and e-mail to Jyoti Jharia, Ahilya Jamulkar, Mamta Dhruv, Yogesh and Lokesh. Provided the key to the rickshaw.
Addressing the program, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that our government is constantly making efforts to protect the interests of the village, the poor, the farmers and the needy. He said that the award of the cleanest state has been received by our state for the second consecutive year, it is a matter of pride. He informed that the honorarium of Swachhta Didi has been increased from 5 thousand rupees to 6 thousand rupees. Shri Baghel said that under the Chief Minister Slum Health Scheme, more than 8000 people have been tested for health under the Municipal Corporation of Birgaon. Two mobile medical units have been made available for free health test and medical facility to the people of the area. He said that Gothans are being arranged in urban areas as well. Today, people are buying motor cycles and Tata S by selling cow dung under the Godhan or scheme. On the one hand, the dirt is getting exhausted while it is also becoming a source of income.
Agriculture Minister and District In-Charge Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey said that under the leadership of Shri Bhupesh Baghel, our government is doing remarkable work for the development of all sections. He went into detail about the work done by the government in the Corona crisis. Addressing the program, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahria said that basic facilities are being provided by our government in all the urban bodies of the state and special care is being taken to ensure that the people of the area do not face any problem of any kind. is. He said that the drinking water magnification scheme would prove to be a milestone. He said that important schemes like Chief Minister's Ward Office, Dai Didi Clinic Scheme, Urban Health Slum Scheme have been launched to provide basic amenities to the people of the body.
On this occasion, Regional MLA Mr. Satyanarayan Sharma, President of Chhattisgarh State Khadi and Village Industries Board, Mr. Rajendra Tiwari, former District Panchayat Member Mr. Pankaj Sharma, Collector and Administrator of Birgaon Municipality Corporation, Dr. S. Bharti Dasan, Senior Superintendent of Police Shri Ajay Yadav, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Birgaon, Shri Srikant Verma and a large number of citizens were present.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates Road Safety Cricket World Series amidst spectacular fireworks
International cricket series being played in Chhattisgarh to increase awareness regarding road safety
First match held between India Legends and Bangladesh Legends
Road Safety Cricket World Series being Organized with Covid-19 protocol in place
Road Safety Cricket T20 World Series began with the inauguration by Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh today. The series opened with spectacular fireworks. The first match started between India Legends and Bangladesh Legends. The cricket match began with the national anthem of Bangladesh and India. On the inauguration of this cricket series, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel welcomed all the players participating in this World Series on behalf of 2 crore 80 lakh people of Chhattisgarh. He said that Sachin Tendulkar, who is called the God of Cricket, has arrived here. Also, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Munaf Patel, Virender Sehwag including Indian and all the cricket stars of Bangladesh have arrived here.
Mr. Baghel said that due to the Corona pandemic, players from grounds and spectators from stadium, had disappeared. The event is being organized with all the protocols related to Covid-19 in place. Earlier, Chief Minister Shri Baghel reached the ground and met the players of India and Bangladesh and wished them all the best. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and the captains of India and Bangladesh team put their signatures on the cricket ball. Today's toss was won by Bangladesh Legends and the team decided to bat first. Six countries including India are participating in this World Series. In the World Series, held from March 05 to March 21, the first semi-final will be played on March 17, the second semi-final on March 19 and the final will be held on March 21. In this series, the spectators will enjoy watching the master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar's batting for the first time on the ground of Chhattisgarh. On this occasion Transport Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Industries Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Daharia, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Anila Bhendia, Rajya Sabha MP Mrs. Chhaya Verma, President of Chhattisgarh Housing Board, Mr. Kuldeep Juneja, President of Chhattisgarh State Mineral Development Corporation Mr. Girish Dewangan , President of Chhattisgarh Food and Civil Supplies Corporation Mr. Ram Gopal Agrawal, MLA Mr. Mohan Markam, MLA Mr. Amitesh Shukla, Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahoo, Food Secretary Mr. Kamalpreet Singh and a large number of sports lovers were present.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel expressed grief over the demise of the rockstar Mr. Vijay Dadsena of Nacha
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has expressed deep grief over the demise of Mr. Vijay Dadsena, a folk artist of the state and a member of North America Chhattisgarh Association. Mr. Vijay Dadsena died on 1 March in Chicago, USA. Expressing condolences to his bereaved family, the Chief Minister has prayed to God for the peace of the departed soul.
Chhattisgarh in a better position in terms of financial management, compared to the national level
If the Center had given 18 thousand crore rupees that Chhattisgarh deserved, then there would have been no need to take loan
Central government is discriminating against Chhattisgarh
Reverse impact on revenue of state due to GST
Our's is the government of farmers, will continue to work in their interest
Chhattisgarh government is making efforts to start jute mill in Raigarh
Jute mill owners welcome in Chhattisgarh
For the first time in the country, 10 lakh quintals of paddy purchased on support price from forest rights holders
Forest rights of 46 lakh acres granted through individual and community forest rights recognition letters
Chhattisgarh tops the country in procuring minor forest produce
Consumption of alcohol decreased, alcohol policy will be made with everyone's consent
Improvement in agriculture, service of Gau-Mata and employment to people through the Godhan Nyay Yojana
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, while replying to the general discussion on the budget for the financial year 2021-22 in the Vidhan Sabha today, said that despite the challenges of Corona pandemic, the financial management of Chhattisgarh is in better position than the national level. Our economic situation will be even better next year. The Chief Minister said that 7.7 percent reduction in GDP is estimated at the national level, while in Chhattisgarh it is estimated to decrease by 1.7 percent. Similarly, a decrease of 5.41 percent in per capita income has been registered at the national level, while in Chhattisgarh only a decrease of 0.14 percent is estimated. Chhattisgarh is also in a better position in the percentage of interest payments of revenue receipts. While the interest payment at the center level is 35 percent of the revenue receipts, in Chhattisgarh this ratio is only 8 percent. The net loan to be taken next year in the Union Budget is 26 percent of the total budget, while in Chhattisgarh it is 14 percent. In the Union Budget 2021-22, revenue receipts are projected to decrease by 11.5 percent, while Chhattisgarh's revenue receipts are estimated to be the same as last year. Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said- When the economies of the country and the world have come down, we have been comparatively less affected this year during the time of Corona pandemic, due to our efforts in Chhattisgarh
The fiscal deficit in the Union Budget is estimated at 9.5 percent of GDP and 6.4 percent next year. In the revised estimates of the budget of Chhattisgarh, it is estimated at 6.5 percent this year and 4.5 percent next year, which is 03 percent less this year than the Center and 02 percent next year. The revenue deficit of the Center is estimated at 7.5 percent of GDP this year and 5.1 percent next year, while our revenue deficit is estimated at 3.5 percent this year and only 01 percent next year. Thus, the revenue deficit of the state is also lower by 04 percent this year and next year from the center. Both of these losses in this year and in the next year are due to huge reduction in revenue from Center to state (Rs 12 thousand 132 crore) and GST compensation (Rs 3109 crore) in the form of loan instead of grant.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that if GST had not been imposed, we could have recovered the amount in VAT. 50% of the taxes levied in the GST goes to the Center and 43% is provided to the states. Being a productive state, Chhattisgarh is incurring huge losses in this.
The Chief Minister said that we have put the poor man at the center of our budget. We have changed the elite oriented system of the previous government to common man oriented. We are down to earth. In our government, loan of Rs 8734 crore 50 lakh of 17 lakh 96 thousand farmers of Chhattisgarh was waived.
The state of Chhattisgarh is also better in agriculture, industry and service sector than that on the national level. The agriculture sector in the country has seen a growth of 3.4 percent, while in Chhattisgarh it has increased by 4.61 percent, in this regard we are in a better position than the center. In the industry sector, the central government stood at minus 9.6 percent, while in Chhattisgarh, we were able to limit this decrease at minus 5.28 percent. Similarly, the service sector declined by minus 8.8 percent in the country, while in Chhattisgarh, the service sector registered a growth of 0.75 percent. Mr. Baghel said that in the year 2021-22, the central government's debt GSDP ratio is 62.22 percent, while for Chhattisgarh, this estimate is only 22.29 percent. Similarly, the ratio of interest payments and revenue receipts of the Center is estimated at 45 percent, while for Chhattisgarh, this ratio is 8. 16 percent.
The Chief Minister said that about 18 thousand crore rupees were not given by the central government, due to which the loan had to be taken. Chhattisgarh had a loan of Rs 63 thousand 147 crore in the year 2019-20, which is 18.03 percent of the gross domestic product. Whereas for the year 2020-21, so far, a loan of Rs 72 thousand 12 crore has been taken, which is 20.5 percent of the gross domestic production.
Shri Bhupesh Baghel said that there has been no reduction in budget allocation to various departments. In the budget of public health and family welfare, the previous government had made a provision of Rs 3445 crore in the year 2018-19, whereas we have made a provision of Rs 3998 crore in the year 2020-21 and Rs 4088 crore in the year 2021-22. A provision of Rs 3358 crore was made in the budget of Urban Administration and Development Department in the year 2018-19, while a provision of Rs 3592 crore has been made in the year 2021-22. The Chief Minister said that the tribal population in the state is 30 percent, but in the budget of 2021-22, we have made a provision of 34 percent for Scheduled Tribes area, 13 percent for Scheduled Castes and 53 percent for General Areas. Similarly, 38 percent budget provision has been made for social sector, 23 percent in general sector and 39 percent in economic sector.
Comparing the budget of the Central and State Government, the Chief Minister said that the Union Government increased the budget of agriculture by about 2.03 percent as compared to the previous year, while in Chhattisgarh, about 09 percent of the total budget was provisioned for agriculture, which It is about 9 thousand crores rupees. Similarly, the central government cut the budget of the health department by about Rs 7843 crore as compared to the previous year, whereas we have increased by Rs 100 crore compared to the previous year. The central government has reduced the budget for rural development by Rs 21 thousand 709 crore, while we have made a provision of Rs 8828 crore, which is about 09 percent of our budget.
Shri Bhupesh Baghel said that 21 lakh 52 thousand farmers had registered for paddy sale this year on support price, out of which 95 percent farmers sold paddy. He said that this government is the government of farmers, we will continue to work in the interest of farmers. Despite the constant hurdles of the central government, a provision of Rs 5703 crore has been made in the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana in this budget. Mr. Baghel said that in the previous government 60 to 70 lakh metric tons of paddy was purchased, and it used to give 24 lakh metric tons of rice to FCI. We have purchased 92 lakh metric tonnes of paddy, we should get permission from the Center to give 60 lakh metric tonnes of rice to FCI. Regarding the shortage of gunny bags, the Chief Minister said that the State Government is striving to start the jute mill of Raigarh. If anyone wants to set up a jute mill in Chhattisgarh, they are welcome. Regarding capital investment in the industrial sector, he said that the previous government had signed MoUs worth Rs 93,000 crore, but the actual investment was only Rs 02 thousand crore. 154 MoUs have been signed due to our new industrial policy, out of which investment of Rs 56 thousand crores is expected. He said that for the first time in the country, 16 thousand investors' money was returned from Chitfund companies.
Regarding the distribution of Forest Rights Recognition Cards, he said that the previous government had distributed 3.87 lakh leases in 12 years. We revisited the canceled leases. Rights were granted for 46 lakh acres of forest land through individual and community forest rights recognition letters. The Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh is the leading state in the entire country in the purchase of forest produce. During the Corona period, 99 percent of the forest produce purchased in the country was purchased in Chhattisgarh. Even in the present situation, Chhattisgarh's participation in the total procured minor forest produce of the country remains 72.5 percent. He said that our government has increased the tendu leaf collection remuneration rate from Rs 2.5 thousand per standard bag to Rs 4000 per standard bag.
The Chief Minister said that there has been a 25.9 percent reduction in malnutrition due to the Chief Minister's Nutrition Campaign. He said that health, education and employment are our priority. Also, whether it is a matter of road-bridge, or the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana, it has been ensured that there is no decrease in construction. He said that illegal mining and illegal transportation of sand is being pursued promptly by the state government. Chief Minister said that the policy of ban on alcohol will be formulated with the consent of all, after studying the policies of various states. He said that in the year 2020-21, there was a decrease of 17 per cent in the revenue received from alcohol and 38.4 per cent in consumption from the previous year. He said that through the Godhan Nyaya Yojana, the state government has taken the initiative to improve farming, serve Gau Mata and provide employment to the people. He said that more than 200 gothans have become self-sufficient, our goal is to make all the gothans self-supporting. There are 63 thousand vermi-tanks filled in the plantations, vermi compost is estimated to be prepared with a value of about 15 quintals per tank.