Raipur:: Monsoon session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly started from today ..


Raipur:: Monsoon session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly started from today ..

The monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly began today. Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr. Charandas Mahant, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, Leader of Opposition Mr. Dharamlal Kaushik and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey along with other members were going to the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee.

 




Chhattisgarh is leading in implementation of welfare schemes for farmers, poor, tribal people and people in need: MP Mr. Rahul Gandhi


Chhattisgarh is leading in implementation of welfare schemes for farmers, poor, tribal people and people in need: MP Mr. Rahul Gandhi

We are turning the dreams of Rajiv Gandhi into reality: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Amount of Rs 1737.50 crore released for farmers, forest dwellers and dung sellers on occasion of Rajiv Gandhi Jayanti

19 lakh farmers received the second installment of Rs 1500 crore under Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana

Bonus worth Rs 233 crore distributed to tendupatta collectors

Godhan Nyay Yojana: Second payment of Rs 4 crore 50 lakh transferred to dung sellers

Chhattisgarh is a leading state in terms of implementing welfare schemes for farmers, poor people, tribal people and people in need. He praised Chhattisgarh Government’s works for betterment and well-being of all sections. Mr. Rahul Gandhi was addressing the programme organized for transfer of Rs 1737.50 crore to the bank accounts of farmers, tendupatta collectors and dung sellers, via video conferencing.
MP Mr. Rahul Gandhi further said that our government is committed to protect the interest of farmers, poor, tribals and labourers. No nation can progress without protecting the interests of these sections of the society. In Chhattisgarh, State Government is working dedicatedly for welfare of these sections. Presently, the country has two economies- the organized economy that includes major companies and the unorganized economy that includes farmers, labourers, small shopkeepers, and crores of poor people, said Mr. Rahul Gandhi. 
On the occasion, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said in his address to the programme that we are turning the dreams of Rajiv ji into reality through various schemes and programmes for farmers, villagers, labourers and tribal people in the state. On the occasion, Ex-Chief Minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh Mr. Motilal Vora, Rajya Sabha Member Mr. PL Puniya attended the programme online. 
At the onset, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Ministers paid tribute to Ex-Prime Minister late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi by garlanding his oil-painting. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel further said that Shri Rajiv Gandhi had the dream of taking the country to a new height of development. Information-revolution, computer, voting rights from age of 18 years, panchayat-raj system and welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are some of the important contributions of late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. Mr. Baghel said that the amount transferred to the bank accounts of beneficiaries today includes Rs 1500 crore as second installment of Rajiv Gandhi KIsaan Nyay Yojana, Rs 4 crore 50 lakh under Godhan Nyay Yojana and Rs 232.81 crore as bonus for tendupatta collection. Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyaya Yojana was commenced on May 21. 2020 on martyrdom day of Shri Rajiv Gandhi and on the same day first installment of Rs 1500 crore was transferred directly to the accounts of 19 lakh farmers. Chhattisgarh Government will be providing total Rs 5750 crore as grant aid to farmers under the scheme in four installments. 
Chief Minister said that under Godhan Nyay Yojana, state government is procuring cow dung at the rate of Rs. 2 per kg. The scheme was started on July 20, the day of the Hareli festival. State Government has decided to make payments against dung procurement under the scheme every 15 days. Today, the second payment of Rs 4 crore 50 lakh has been made to 77 thousand 97 dung vendors, villagers and cattle rearers in the programme. Earlier on August 5, an amount of Rs. 01 crore 65 lakh was paid to the dung vendors under this scheme. Chief Minister said that the dung procured at gauthans is being utilized to make vermicompost, for which self-help groups are being provided training. As on August 15, more than 03 lakh quintals worth of 06 crore 17 lakh dung have been purchased in the state.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that Godhan Nyaya Yojana is the priority scheme of Chhattisgarh Government. He said that when the scheme was launched, cow dung was being purchased in only 2400 gauthans of the state. Within a month, the scheme has been expanded to 4400 gauthans across the state. Dung procurement has been started in all these gauthans. He said that more than 71 percent of the landless villagers comprise of cow dung in the Gothans. Chief Minister said that chief objective of Godhan Nyay Yojana is to generate more employment. We are developing Gauthans as livelihood centers. An acre of land has been reserved for industrial activities, where small industry businesses can be operated according to local conditions.
Chief Minister said that the Godhan Nyaya Yojana will promote conservation of animals, environmental hygiene, increase in income of farmers, put an end on crop grazing and will also encourage organic farming. He said that as per the vision of former Prime Minister late Smt. Indira Gandhiji, Chhattisgarh has begun to move towards the White Revolution with this scheme. 
    Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that Tendu patta collectors of the state have been given a bonus of Rs 233 crore today. Earlier, a remuneration of Rs 371 crore was disbursed in year 2018. This has led to a 60 percent increase in the income of 12 lakh tendu leaf collectors. He said that we have kept the promise of procuring Tendupatta at the rate of Rs 4000 per standard bag. Referring to State Government’s Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Collectors Social Security Scheme, Chief Minister said that under this scheme, tendupatta collectors will be provided benefits of insurance. In case of accident and death, the amount would be paid to the aggrieved families under the scheme within one month.
 On this occasion, Assembly Speaker Dr. Charandas Mahant, Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Chaubey, Panchayat and Health Minister Mr. TS Singhdeo, School Education Minister Dr. Premsai Singh, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahria, Industry Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Anila Bhendia, Public Health Engineering Minister Guru Rudra Kumar, Higher Education Minister Mr. Umesh Patel, Revenue Minister Mr. Jaysingh Agarwal, Chief Secretary Mr. R.P. Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subrat Sahu and Mr. Amitabh Jain, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries and Senior Administrative Officers of various departments were present.




: Farmers, Forest Dwellers and Dung Sellers to receive Rs 1737.50 crore on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi Ji’s birth anniversary


: Farmers, Forest Dwellers and Dung Sellers to receive Rs 1737.50 crore on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi Ji’s birth anniversary

Nearly 11.46 lakh tendupatta collectors to get Rs 232.81 crore as bonus

Godhan Nyay Yojana: Dung sellers to be get Rs 4 crore 50 lakh as the second payment

Mrs Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rahul Gandhi to attend the programme via video conferencing

 

On the birth anniversary of Ex-Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will transfer Rs 1737.50 crore into the bank accounts of farmers, tendupatta collectors and dung sellers. Chief Minister will do online transfer of Rs 1500 crores to the bank accounts of 19 lakh paddy, sugarcane and corn producing farmers as the second installment under ‘Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana’. Besides, Mr. Baghel will also transfer Rs 4 crore 50 lakh as the payment under Godhan Nyay Yojana to the bank accounts of dung sellers and Rs 232.82 crore as bonus to the accounts of tendupatta collectors for the collection done in year 2018. This programme to be organized at 12.30 at CM House will be attended by MP Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rahul Gandhi via video conferencing. Cabinet Ministers will attend the programme at Chief Minister’s residence office.
       Under Chhattisgarh Government’s Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana, 19 lakh farmers of the state are being given a grant-in-aid of Rs 5750 crore. In the same sequence, an amount of 1500 crores was provided as the first installment on 21 May i.e. the Martyrdom Day of Rajiv Gandhi Ji, whereas the second installment under the scheme worth 1500 crores will be transferred to the bank accounts of farmers on 20 August. Paddy, sugarcane and maize producing farmers of the state are being benefitted under this scheme. Under Godhan Nyay Yojana, state government is procuring dung at the rate of two rupees per kg. More than 3 lakh quintals of dung worth Rs 6 crore 17 lakh has been procured under this scheme from July 20 to August 15. The first payment amounting to Rs one crore 65 lakhs under Godhan Nyaya Yojana was transferred to the dung sellers on August 5. Likewise, the amount of Rs 2.5 crore 50 lakh will be paid to the bank accounts of dung sellers against the dung procured from August 2 to August 15.. Out of 4377 Gouthans in the state, 3205 are functional, where cow dung is being procured. Nearly 1 lakh 1919 cattle rearers are registered across the state, out of which 63 thousand 942 are availing from the scheme. Dung procured under the scheme is being used to produce Vermi compost in the Gouthans, which is being sold through the cooperative society at the rate of Rs 8 per kg.
On the occasion, bonus worth Rs 232 crore 81 lakh will be distributed to 11 lakh 46 thousand 626 tendupatta collectors of 728 committees for the collection done in 114 development blocks of the state in season of year 2018. Chief Minister will transfer the bonus amount in the bank accounts of tendupatta collectors via RTGS.  
It is noteworthy that in the year 2018 season of Tendupatta collection, a total of 14.85 lakh standard bags of Tendu Leaves were collected by 880 Primary Forest Committees of the state. In year 2018, tendupatta collection wage rate was Rs 2500 per standard sack and an amount of Rs 371.15 crore was distributed as wages to 11 lakh 98 thousand 673 tendupatta collectors. Out of these 880 committees, tendupatta collected by 854 committees have been issued through tender. Out of these, 728 committees were in a state of profit. As State Government’s policy has the provision of distributing 80 percent of the net profit from tendupatta business to the collectors as a bonus, an amount of Rs 232.81 crore will be distributed as bonus to 11 lakh 46 thousand 626 tendu leaf collectors of 728 societies in profit. These committees are located in 114 development blocks of the state. For tendupatta collectors, whose bank accounts details have been received, this amount will be sent directly via RTGS through Axis Bank. In Chhattisgarh, the wage rate for Tendupatta collection has been increased from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 per standard sack. Likewise, State Government has also made arrangements to procure 31 minor forest produce at support price instead of 7.

 




Chhattisgarh CM writes to Union Panchayat Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, seek sanction of Rs 1,100 crores for construction of 454 steel bridges


 Chhattisgarh CM writes to Union Panchayat Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, seek sanction of Rs 1,100 crores for construction of 454 steel bridges

CM Baghel says steel bridges are prefabricated, needs less maintenance and movable

Raipur  Chhattisgarh Chief Minister today wrote a letter to Union Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar seeking sanction of Rs 1,100 crores for construction of steel bridges to ensure rural connectivity.
In his letter, the chief minister said the state government has identified 454 Long Span Bridges (LSB) including 250 steel bridges for construction, which will cost approximately Rs 1,100 crores.
Mr Baghel maintained that with construction of these bridges, tribal and rural population will have superior road connectivity which will enable state to bring them to mainstream development and provide access to market, education, health and PDS centers among others, thus increasing agriculture/rural income, productivity and employment opportunities and create a better eco-system for poverty reduction in sustainable manner.
He further stated that the Bastar division is LWE infested area and has geographical disadvantage due to dense forests and border with other states. Till now, 1,375 roads (7,228 kms) has already been constructed in Bastar Division and further 692 roads (3,009 kms) are under construction.
He added that due to LWE activities and time-consuming construction time, Long Span Bridges (LSB) are not feasible on these roads. Instead, construction of steel bridges is preferred owning to prefabricated nature of steel bridges thus reducing the construction time.
He emphasised that even maintenance and upgradation time is also significantly less for steel bridges and these bridges can be relocated or shifted conveniently as per the need.
Mr Baghel said that Chhattisgarh Government is committed to construct rural roads as part of our multifaceted approach to reduce LWE activities. Chhattisgarh is a state with predominantly rural population of 76% of which majority is tribal. Forest cover of Chhattisgarh amounts to approximately 44% of the total geographical area and much of this area is in difficult terrains.
He said that in rural areas, road connectivity is imperative to increase productivity of land, capital formation, employment generation, reduce post-harvest losses and improve living standards of the people.
The chief minister informed the union minister that the state has till now constructed 7.300 rural roads amounting to 33,622 kms along with 264 LSB including 09 steel bridge. Furthermore, 1,240 roads (7737 kms) along with 114 LSB are under construction.
Mr Baghel added that prior to 2011 and afterwards too, Long Span Bridges (LSB) were not taken up due to various complexities and challenges for road construction in such terrains. But with the renewed focus on infrastructure, the Chhattisgarh government has identified 454 LSB including 250 steel bridges for construction, which will cost approximately Rs 1,100 crores.
He requested the Union Rural Development Minister to provide sanction of Rs 1,100 crores for construction of these 454 steel bridges to ensure rural connectivity.

 

 

 




Raipur : Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit: Chief Minister flags off ‘Prachar Rath’


Raipur : Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit: Chief Minister flags off ‘Prachar Rath’

’Prachar Rath’ to promote the project in villages through LED screens


 On the auspicious occasion of Teeja-Pora festival today, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel flagged off the special promotion vehicle “Prachar Rath’ for all the five division for publicizing Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit, at his Raipur based residence. These vehicles will create awareness about Lord Ram’s visit to places in Chhattisgarh during his exile, with the help LED screens.
These special ‘Prachar Rath’ vehicles will move across the villages, development block, districts or all five divisions, creating awareness about Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit with the help of LED exhibition. Chief Minister said that Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit Development Fund will be formed to encourage public participation. The fund so collected will also be used for development of Devalaya-Devgudi. On the occasion, Wife of Chief Minister Mrs. Mukteshwari Baghel, Tourism Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Anila Bhendiya, Secretary Tourism Mr. Anbalgan P, Managing Director Chhattisgarh Tourism Board Mrs. Iffat Aara and other public representatives were also present. 
    
It is noteworthy that a concept plan worth Rs 137 crore has been prepared by the Tourism Department for development of Ram Van Gaman tourism circuit. A total of 75 places have been identified under this circuit. In the first phase, 9 sites Sitamarhi-Harchauka (Korea), Ramgarh (Sarguja), Shivrinarayan (Janjgir-Champa), Turturiya (Balodabazar), Chandkuri (Raipur), Rajim (Gariaband), Sihawa-Saptarishi Ashram (Dhamtari), Jagdalpur (Bastar) ), Ramaram (Sukma) have been included. The project has started from Chandkuri near Raipur. Chandkuri is the ‘nanihaal’ of Lord Rama, where  the ancient temple of Mata Kaushalya is located. This temple dates back to seventh century. Action plan worth Rs 15 crore 45 lakh work plan is being implemented for beautification and development of Mata Kaushalya temple premise.
About 2260 km of roads will be built under the Ram Van Gaman tourism circuit. Plantation work has been done on both sides of about 1400 km of roads. All the 9 locations selected in the first phase on the Ram Van Gamaan Path will have an attractive landscape. Development of civic amenities for tourists at all these places is the top-priority. Magnificent entrance gates will be built at all these places, depicting the glory of Lord Ram in form of art and sculpture.




Raipur : Teeja-Pora Tihaar : Chief Minister Mr. Baghel taps to the tune of Jas Geet


Raipur : Teeja-Pora Tihaar : Chief Minister Mr. Baghel taps to the tune of Jas Geet


Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today danced to the tunes of Jas Geet with Chhattisgarhi folk artists, on the occasion of Teeja-Pora Tihaar. He also played ‘dholak’ with the art troupe performing Jas Geet.

In the programme held at CM House on the occasion of Teeja-Pora festival, Dileep and team gave mesmerizing performance on Chhattisgarhi songs. Women also enthusiastically participated in the celebration. Chief Minister also could not hold himself back on this occasion. He cheered the artists by playing dholak with them and also tapped to the tunes of folk songs. On the occasion, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Anila Bhendiya, MLA Mr. Mohan Markam, Chhattisgarh State Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Mr. Gireesh Dewangan, Women Commission Chairperson Mrs. Kiranmayee Nayak, Mayor Raipur Municipal Corporation Mr. Ejaz Dhebar were also present.
It is noteworthy that from previous year, the tradition of celebrating Chhattisgarhi festivals at CM House has been started. Sisters from various parts of the state were invited to CM House for celebrating Teeja-Pora festival, and special arrangements were made for them. Women participants gifts ‘Lugra’ and Chhattisgarhi cuisine to Chief Minister.




Raipur : Chief Minister to transfer Rs 1500 crore into bank accounts of 19 lakh farmers on August 20, as the second installment under Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana


Raipur : Chief Minister to transfer Rs 1500 crore into bank accounts of 19 lakh farmers on August 20, as the second installment under Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana

Nearly 11.46 lakh tendupatta collectors of the state to receive Rs 232.81 crore as bonus

Godhan Nyay Yojana: sellers to receive payment against cowdung procurement in second fortnight

Programmes to be organized via video conferencing

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will transfer Rs 1500 crore into the bank accounts of 19 lakh farmers on August 20, 2020, as the second installment under Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana. Chief Minister will transfer the second installment under the scheme in a programme to be organized via video conferencing from his residence office, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. The programme will be attended by the Cabinet Ministers. On the occasion, Chief Minister will also transfer Rs 232.81 crore into the bank accounts of tendupatta collectors as bonus for the collection in year 2018. Chief Minister will also transfer the payment into the bank accounts of dung sellers, against cowdung procured in the second fortnight. 

Under Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana of Chhattisgarh Government, 19 lakh farmers of the state are being provided grant aid of Rs 5750 crore. First installment under the scheme i.e. Rs 1500 crore was transferred into the accounts of farmers on martyrdom day of Shri Rajiv Gandhi i.e. on May 21, 2020. Likewise, the second installment of Rs 1500 crore under the scheme will be transferred on August 20, 2020 on the occasion of birth anniversary of Shri Rajiv Gandhi. State Government is procuring dung at the rate of Rs 2/kg under Godhan Nyay Yojana. On the occasion, payment to the dung sellers for dung sold between August 2 and August 15 will be transferred into their bank accounts. 

On the occasion, bonus worth Rs 232 crore 81 lakh will be transferred into the bank accounts of 11 lakh 46 thousand 626 tendupatta collectors of 728 societies, for the tendupatta collection done in year 2018 in 114 development blocks of the state. Chief Minister will transfer the bonus amount via RTGS directly into the bank accounts of tendupatta collectors. For bonus distribution to the labourers engaged in tendupatta collection, district-level programmes will be held in the districts concerned and block-level programme will be held in all 114 development blocks.

It is noteworthy that in year 2018 season, total 14.85 lakh standard sacks of tendupatta was collected by 880 primary forest societies of the state. And the wage rate in year 2018 was Rs 2500 per standard sack of tendupatta collected. In year 2018, Rs 371.15 crore was distributed as wages to 11 lakh 98 thousand 673 tendupatta collectors. 854 out of these 880 societies had released tendupatta through tender. 728 of these societies were in profit. State Government’s policy has the provision of distributing 80% of the net profit from tendupatta business to the labourers engaged in tendupatta collection.

 




Chief Minister Mr. Baghel urges Central Government to include Mayor in the Board of Directors of Smart City Limited


Chief Minister Mr. Baghel urges Central Government to include Mayor in the Board of Directors of Smart City Limited

 Due to non-representation of public representatives in the Board of Directors, there is no involvement of smart city projects with the public and obstacles in implementation of schemes on the ground

 Mr. Baghel writes to Mr. Puri, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge)

Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel in a letter to the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, has urged to include the Mayor in the Board of Directors of Smart City Limited for the successful implementation of the Smart City Mission. 

 Chief Minister Mr. Baghel in his letter conveyed the heartiest greetings of the 74th Independence Day of the country to the Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Mr. Puri, and brought his attention towards the implementation of the ambitious plan of the Central Government- Smart City Mission. In this letter, he has informed that for the implementation of Smart City Mission in 100 cities selected by the Government of India, a special purpose vehicle, which is registered in the name of Smart City Limited, is being formed. According to the guidelines of the Smart City Mission, only administrative officers have been placed in the Board of Directors of Smart City Limited, but dissatisfaction is being expressed over non-participation of public representatives in the Board of Directors and representation is being demanded.

 Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has further conveyed in the letter that by the 74th amendment of the Constitution of India, for the purpose of empowering urban bodies, these bodies have been given the place of Government's third pillar. In urban administration, the mayor and the mayor council have been given wide powers. But in Smart City Limited no role has been given to them. Due to non-representation of public representatives in the Board of Directors, smart city projects are not getting connected with the public and obstacles are being reflected in the implementation of the schemes on the ground. Keeping in view the above facts, Chief Minister Shri Baghel has requested the Union Minister of State Shri Puri to issue necessary instructions to the concerned for inclusion of the Mayor in the Board of Directors of Smart City Limited.

 



MoU signed for establishing the first unit of Defence category Industry in Chhattisgarh, in esteemed presence of Chief Minister


MoU signed for establishing the first unit of Defence category Industry in Chhattisgarh, in esteemed presence of Chief Minister

Industrial unit for production of defence equipment to be established in Birebhanth of Durg district

Bulletproof jackets and helmets to be manufactured for various armed forces, infantry, BSF, CRPF and State Government’s armed forces

Company to invest nearly Rs 87.50 crore, employment for 150 people to be generated

One lakh bulletproof jackets and one lakh helmets to be manufactured in the first phase

 

MoU for establishing the first manufacturing unit of a Defense Category Industry in Chhattisgarh was signed today, in the esteemed presence of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel. This industrial unit will manufacture bullet-proof jackets and helmets for Government of India’s armed forces, infantry s, BSF, CRPF and State Government’s armed forces.
In a humble ceremony held at CM House, MoU was signed between Chhattisgarh Government’s Industry Department and M / s ATMASTCO  Ltd. , Durg for establishing the industrial unit for defence equipment. Industry Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma was also present on the occasion. This industrial unit for defence equipments at Birebhant village of Durg district in Chhattisgarh. Capital investment worth nearly Rs 87.50 crore will be done by the company. This industrial unit will generate employment for around 150 people. In the first phase, the industrial unit will manufacture one lakh bulletproof jackets and one lakh helmets. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel congratulated the officials of M / s ATMASTCO Ltd and Industry Department for establishment of this unit. 
The MoU was signed by Principal Secretary Mr. Manoj Kumar Pingua on behalf of Industry Department and by MD of M / s ATMASTCO Ltd.  Mr. S Swaminathan. Principal Secretary Mr. Pingua Said that Defense category has been enlisted as the top-priority category in the new industrial policy of Chhattisgarh Government. MD of M/s ATMASTCO Ltd Mr. S Swaminathan informed that this unit will start production by November month. 
M / s ATMASTCO Ltd, Durg has signed contract for Defence Technology under license and agreement with Government of India on 25 March 2019. Under this contract, permission for establishing this unit for production of Bulletproof Jackets and Helmets was issued on 5 May 2020. Subsequent to the issuance of license by Government of India for establishing this industrial unit, State Government signed MoU today. 
    On this occasion, Chief Secretary Mr. R.P. Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subrat Sahu, Principal Secretary Industries Mr. Manoj Kumar Pingua, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddharth Komal Pardeshi, Secretary General Administration Dr. Kamalpreet Singh, Director, Industries Mr. Anil Tuteja, CSIDC Managing Director Mr. Arun Kumar including Commerce and Industry Special Secretary of the Department Mr. VK Chabalani, Deputy Secretary in Chief Minister's Secretariat Ms. Soumya Chaurasia, Investors of M / s ATMASTCO  Ltd. Mr. S. Swaminathan, Director Mr. Venkataraman, Vice President Mr. KL Balasubramaniam were present. M / s ATMASTCO Limited, Durg is a reputed unit, which has been in operation for the past 35 years. The unit currently manufactures heavy fabrication such as bridges etc. and employs about 600 people

 



Chief Minister Mr. Baghel urges Central Government to include Mayor in the Board of Directors of Smart City Limited


Chief Minister Mr. Baghel urges Central Government to include Mayor in the Board of Directors of Smart City Limited

Due to non-representation of public representatives in the Board of Directors, there is no involvement of smart city projects with the public and obstacles in implementation of schemes on the ground

 Mr. Baghel writes to Mr. Puri, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge)

 

Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel in a letter to the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, has urged to include the Mayor in the Board of Directors of Smart City Limited for the successful implementation of the Smart City Mission. 

 Chief Minister Mr. Baghel in his letter conveyed the heartiest greetings of the 74th Independence Day of the country to the Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Mr. Puri, and brought his attention towards the implementation of the ambitious plan of the Central Government- Smart City Mission. In this letter, he has informed that for the implementation of Smart City Mission in 100 cities selected by the Government of India, a special purpose vehicle, which is registered in the name of Smart City Limited, is being formed. According to the guidelines of the Smart City Mission, only administrative officers have been placed in the Board of Directors of Smart City Limited, but dissatisfaction is being expressed over non-participation of public representatives in the Board of Directors and representation is being demanded.

 Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has further conveyed in the letter that by the 74th amendment of the Constitution of India, for the purpose of empowering urban bodies, these bodies have been given the place of Government's third pillar. In urban administration, the mayor and the mayor council have been given wide powers. But in Smart City Limited no role has been given to them. Due to non-representation of public representatives in the Board of Directors, smart city projects are not getting connected with the public and obstacles are being reflected in the implementation of the schemes on the ground. Keeping in view the above facts, Chief Minister Shri Baghel has requested the Union Minister of State Shri Puri to issue necessary instructions to the concerned for inclusion of the Mayor in the Board of Directors of Smart City Limited.




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