Raipur : Chief Minister Mr. Baghel extends greetings of Navratri to people of the state
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has extended greetings of ‘Sharday Navratri’ to people of the state. On the occasion, he wished for peace, prosperity and progress for everyone. In his message released on the eve of Navratri, Mr. Baghel said that in this festival of honouring the divine feminine, nine avatars of Ma Durga are worshipped for nine days with utter devotion and faith. Devotees observe fast and ‘kanya pujan’ is organized. He said that Navratri is the festival of honouring Women Power. On the occasion, we should pledge to respect women, honour their dignity and to stop violence against them. Mr. Baghel said that we should be extra careful during the time of festivals to prevent spreading of corona infection. He appealed people of the state to avoid crowds and to follow all the precautionary measures.
Raipur : For the first time after state formation, Chhattisgarh has achieved major success in development of sports
Chhattisgarh Hockey Academy Raipur gets affiliation from Sports Authority of India
State Sports Training Center Bilaspur given recognition as ‘Khelo India State Center of Excellence
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s initiative led to a major achievement
Major step of providing sports facilities and training to sportspersons
Development of these centers to be funded by both Central as well as the State Government
State Sports Training Center Bilaspur given affiliation for sports such as swimming, wrestling and athletics
Chief Minister had given assurance to open sports academy in state soon, in response to the questions of children in Lokvaani programme
Dream of every sportsperson in Chhattisgar state is now turning into reality. Realizing the vision of ‘Gadhbo Nava Chhattisgarh’ in the sports sector, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has commenced a new chapter of sports development in the state. For the first time after formation of Chhattisgarh state, ‘Residential Hockey Academy’ is being established Raipur. In addition, Excellence Center is being established in Bahtarai Bilaspur. Under the Kheo India Yojana of Sports and Youth Welfare Department, proposal for Residential Hockey Academy in Raipur and Excellence Center in Bilaspur for Athletic, Wrestling and Swimming was sent to the Sports Authority of India. The proposal has been approved by the authority.
Chhattisgarh is committed to nurture the sports talent in the state by facilitating the required sports training. Earlier, Sports and Youth Welfare Department had sent proposal for archery to Sports Authority of India, which was also approved. Presently, sportspersons are being provided archery training in Raipur. Archery sport is being promoted in Raipur under ‘One State One Game’.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Sports Minister Mr. Umesh Patel has congratulated the young sportspersons, coaches and officials-employees of Sports and Youth Welfare Department in state, on getting affiliation for Residential Hockey Academy in Raipur and Excellence Center for Athlectics, Wrestling and Swimming in Bilaspur.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has constituted Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority for maintenance of sports infrastructure and for operating Residential Sports Academies in Chhattisgarh state. Sports and Youth Welfare Department is formulating the scheme of Chayan Programme for Residential Hockey Academy in Raipur.
For the Excellence Center to be started in Bahtarai Bilaspur, three sports i.e. athletics, swimming and wrestling has been selected initially. Sports and Youth Welfare Department is creating new posts for sports coaches across the state. In this Excellence Center, young sports talent of the state would be polished with the necessary training. After getting recognition from Government of India, both these major sports centers of Chhattisgarh would be provided resources from Central Government as well. Sports Authority of India and State Government’s Sports and Youth Welfare Department would soon sign an MoU for Chhattisgarh Hockey Academy Raipur.
It is known that in the inaugural programme held on June 17, 2019, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel had made an announcement about naming the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Bahtarai Bilaspur after Ex-Minister late Mr. BR Yadav. Chief Minister had inaugurated the 9th Hockey India National Sub-Junior Hockey Tournament in this stadium. Teams of 22 states had participated in this tournament. Well-equipped Sports Complex have been built in Bilaspur. Recognition of Chhattisgarh Hockey Academy Raipur and State Sports Training Center Bilaspur as ‘Khelo India State Center of Excellence* would create major opportunities for the budding sports talent of the state and it would also provide better sports infrastructure and training facilities to the sportspersons.
It is noteworthy that ever since the state was constituted, no sports academy was established in Chhattisgarh. On Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s initiative, Chhattisgarh Hockey Academy is being established in Raipur, where residential facility would be provided to both male and female hockey players for training. State Government had been making consistent efforts to get this academy recognized by Government of India. Two well-equipped international hockey stadiums have already been constructed in Raipur. In the same sequence, Team of Sports Experts from Sports Authority of India and Khelo India had visited Raipur Hockey Academy and inspected the sports infrastructure and facilities available there.
Chief Minister Takes Major Action Right Before the Meeting of Home Department
SDOP and Station In-charge suspended for negligence in investigation of crimes against women
DGP issues suspension orders
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today took a major action, before chairing the meeting of Home Department. Mr. Baghel suspended SDOP Mr. Dhruvesh Jaiswal and Raghunathnagar Police Station In-charge Mr. Johan Pradeep Lakra with immediate effect on charges of negligence in investigation of crimes against women. On Chief Minister’s instructions, Director General of Police Mr. DM Awasthi has issued order in the context. For the suspension period, their headquarters would be the IG Office Sarguja.
It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has given instructions to work with priority and with utmost sincerity for prevention of crimes against women. Chief Minister has also written a letter to Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court recently, requesting to notify the required number of fast track courts in all districts for speedy hearing of the cases related to sexual offenses. He has assured of providing all the support required from the state government.
Negligence of Police Officers in Cases of Crimes against Women will not be tolerated: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister reviews Home Department works
Compared to 2019, Number of cases related to crime against women has decreased
Chhattisgarh Police to launch ‘Samarpan Abhiyan for supporting senior citizens
Nearly 14 lakh citizens in need were provided police and medical support through Dial 112 service
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that police officers and personnel being negligent in cases of crimes against women will not be tolerated at any cost. In the review meeting of Home Department held at his residence office, Chief Minister gave instructions to take strict action against such police officers-personnel. Home Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu was also present in the meeting.
Chief Minister directed DGP to do continuous state-level monitoring and review for prevention of crimes against women. SOP should be prepared for this and Police Headquarters should directly review the serious crimes against women. He said that a special investigation team should also be constituted in all the districts to prevent such crimes. DGP Mr. DM Awasthi informed in the meeting that Superintendents of Police in all the district have been given instructions via video conferencing to control crimes against women and to ensure speedy investigation in such cases. He informed that compared to the statistics of year 2019, number of crimes against women have decreased in year 2020.
In the meeting, Chief Minister gave approval for ‘Samarpan Abhiyan’, which is going to be launched by Chhattisgarh Police for supporting senior citizens. DGP Mr. Awasthi informed that senior citizens who live alone will be associated with this campaign. Through community policing, such senior citizens will be provided necessary facilities for protection from COVID-19 infection, their problems will be immediately resolved and essential goods and services will be provided to them. To join this campaign, senior citizens may submit an application in local police station, or they can send the application on the whatsapp number or email address issued by Police Headquarters. In the first phase, this campaign would be started in Raipur, Durg and Bilaspur districts.
During the review, it was informed that under the Integrated Emergency Response System Dial 112, facilities such as police assistance, fire fighting, medical emergency, women support, smart city surveillance are being provided in 11 districts. Under this service, 53 lakh calls were received in about two years. Out of these, nine and a half lakh people were given police assistance, nearly four and a half lakh people were provided emergency medical services, eight thousand people were provided fire fighting service, two lakhs people were provided help in road accident cases. Six thousand children in distress were rescued, 14 thousand suicide attempts were prevented, 72 thousand women were assisted. The required assistance was provided to the needy within 16 minutes of the calls (on an average) in urban areas and within 28 minutes of the call in rural areas.
Additional Chief Secretary Home Mr. Subrata Sahu, Director Public Prosecution Mr. Pradeep Gupta, Inspector General of Police, Raipur Range Dr. Anand Chhabra, Deputy Inspector General of Police Mr. Sushil Dwivedi, Deputy Secretary of Chief Minister Secretariat Ms. Soumya Chaurasia and senior officers of Police Department were present in the meeting.
Chief Minister takes major action before meeting of Home Department: SDOP and station in-charge suspended for negligence in delineation of crimes related to women
DGP issued order
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today suspended SDOP Mr. Wadhesh Jaiswal and Police Officer-in-Charge Raghunathanagar Mr. John Pradeep Lakda for negligence in investigating crimes related to women while taking a major action before the Home Department meeting. Immediately following the instructions of the Chief Minister, Director General of Police Shri D.M. An order in this regard has also been issued by Awasthi. Their headquarters have been kept at the office of Inspector General of Police, Surguja during the suspension period.
It is important to note that instructions have been given by the Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel to work with priority and with utmost sincerity for the prevention of crimes against women. The Chief Minister has also written a letter to the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court recently, requesting to notify the required number of fast track courts in all districts for speedy hearing of cases related to sexual offenses. He has also agreed to provide all necessary support from the state government for this.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel praises the Female Commandos of Dantewada for diffusing IED Bomb
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today had an interaction with Ms Lakshmi Kashyap and Ms Vimla Mandavi- the two Commandos of DRG Dantewada who diffused the IED bomb, via video conferencing from his residence office. Mr. Baghel praised their courage and confidence.
While speaking to the commandos, Mr. Baghel said that police and paramillitary force personnel are performing their duties with such enthusiasm and dedication that soon naxal problem in Bastar region would be completely resolved. With their noble works, police force has succeeded in winning the confidence of people.
It is noteworthy that naxalites had planted 10 kg IED bombs on Soornar Tetam road of Katekalyan police station jurisdiction in Dantewada district. After recieving the information, police recovered the bomb, and two commandos of DRG’s Anti-Bomb Squad Ms Lakshmi Kashyap and Ms Vimla Mandawi successfully diffused the bomb.
Ms Vimla Mandawi told Chief Minister that when new camps are opened in rural areas, they meet the villagers and tell them that the camp has been started for their security. Bastar IG Mr. P Sundarraj, and other senior officials of police force and DRG’s Anti-Bomb Squad Team members were present on the occasion.
Chhattisgarh becomes the first state of the country to provide access to electricity related services through a mobile app
No need to visit the office, 90% of the electricity related issues can be resolved using “Mor Bijli” Mobile App
Chief Minister launches the new features of “Mor Bijli” App
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today launched the new features of “Mor Bijli” App of Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Ltd (CSPDCL). He said that Chhattisgarh is the first state of the country, where power distribution company has launched a mobile app to provide doorstep services to the consumers. Chief Minister has praised the efforts and initiative of CSPDCL. He said that this app will be a big relief for consumers, as 90% of the services provided by CSPDCL can be availed through this mobile app.
Chief Minister said that now consumers will not have to visit CSPDCL office. This mobile app will save time, effort and money. He congratulated the CSPDCL officials and said that this app will make it convenient for the field employees to perform their duties. Chief Minister said that Power Company is promoting latest technology for production, transmission and distribution of electricity. One of the best examples of the same is launch of “Mor Bijli” App. Consumers can download this app free of cost and avail the facilities. The programme was attended by Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia, School Education Minister Dr Premsai Tekam, Additional Secretary to Chief Minister and Chairman Power Companies Mr. Subrat Sahu, MD Mr. Harsh Gautam, Mr. Rajesh Verma, Mr. MK Bijaura, Mrs. Ujjwala Baghel and other officers.
Chairman of the Companies, Mr. Subrat Sahu said that many schemes and services have been launched for the first time for development of the power sector in larger interest of people. This includes Electricity on Half Rate Scheme and Mor Bijli App. In future, Chhattisgarh would become the hub of power sector development. Electricity related infrastructure is being expanded at an accelerated pace in Chhattisgarh. He told that even during the time of corona crisis, Chhattisgarh has maintained its top rank in terms of electricity production. He informed that this app can be downloaded from google playstore. Using this app, people can do more than 16 electricity related works from home. The new feature of “urgent complaint” in this app will prove beneficial in cases of accident. People can click photos of broken wire or damaged electricity system, upload it on urgent complaint section and file a complaint. Regional officer concerned will be immediately informed via SMS with location and the complaint will be resolved. People can use this app for services related to meter, name updation, shifting, new connection, change in tariff, bill payment, avail discount under Bijli Bill Half Yojana etc on their mobile anywhere anytime.
Chief Minister transfers more than Rs 8.56 crore into the bank accounts of more than 88 thousand beneficiaries under Godhan Nyay Yojana
Till date, nearly Rs 29.28 crores have been paid under Godhan Nyay Yojana
Vermi compost prepared in gauthans launched as “Godhan Vermi Compost”
In every district, work of vermi-compost packaging to be given to women self-help groupsChief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today transferred an amount of Rs 8 crore 56 lakhs directly into the bank accounts of 88 thousand 810 cattle ranchers and cow dung sellers as the fifth installment under Godhan Nyaya Yojana, by pressing the button on the computer from his residence office today. Under Godhan Nyaya Yojana, which commenced on July 20 i.e. on the occasion of Hareli Parva, an amount of Rs 29 crore 28 lakh has been paid to cow owners and cow dung vendors till date.
On this occasion, Chief Minister launched the vermicompost prepared in Gauthans under the name of ‘Godhan Vermi Compost’. Chief Minister said that the work of vermi compost packaging would be assigned to the women self-help groups in every district. These women self-help groups will undertake the work of printing on packaging bags. He said that the packaging of Vermi Compost should be such that it is easy to handle and the moisture in Vermi Compost remains intact for a long time.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that right from poor villagers to livestock owners every one is getting benefitted by Godhan Nyaya Yojana. The scheme is proving helpful in maintaining hygiene, and promoting organic farming as well as animal husbandry. Under this multidimensional scheme, 5400 Gauthans have been built in the state till date, out of which dung is being procured in 3247 active Gauthans. As the construction of Gauthans in all the gram panchayats of the state is completed and the cow dung procured begins there as well, the total quantity of cow dung procured and the amount of payment will get doubled. Chief Minister said that this scheme can be made even more beneficial. For this, a team of veterinary scientists from Kamdhenu University Anjora should be constituted so that they may do the research and recommend better use of cow dung.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey said that this innovative thinking scheme of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has become very popular among the people. Chief Minister is fulfilling his promise of fortnightly payment against cow dung procurement. He said that through this scheme, women groups and societies will be able to do vermicompost fertilizer business of Rs 700 to 800 crore. This will generate employment for the villagers and will also support the societies. Cooperatives Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Daharia, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi were present on the occasion.
Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. Smt. M. Geeta informed that out of total 5454 Gothans in the state, 3247 gothanas are currently functional. Out of these, 3078 Gauthans are located in rural areas and 169 in Gauthans in urban areas. She informed that out of 7 lakh 17 thousand 394 cattle herders, one lakh 84 thousand 899 cattle herders have been registered in Gauthans. 14 lakh 64 thousand 477 quintal dung has been procured so far from 88 thousand 810 cattle herders and cow dung sellers. Nearly 27 thousand 152 quintals of cow dung is being procured in gauthans every day. On an average, 4.59 quintal of cow dung is being purchased from each of the cattle ranchers. About 125.43 quintal of cow dung is being purchased per active gauthan. About 40 per cent of the cattle herders and dung sellers that are being benefitted under the scheme are of landless category.
Sarguja has become the pride of Chhattisgarh with its cleanliness and innovative practices : Development and Construction Works worth nearly Rs 155 crore unveiled for Saraguja district
E-inauguration and online foundation laying at hands of Chief Minister
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today inaugurated and laid foundation of various development and construction works worth nearly Rs 154 crore 63 lakh for Saraguja district, via video conferencing from his residence office today. Chief Minister said that Sarguja has performed commendably well in the sector of cleanliness and innovation. People of Sarguja have glorified the name of Chhattisgarh with their significant contribution. Chief Minister congratulated the District Administration, Municipal Corporation, Corporators and people of Sarguja for this achievement in cleanliness sector.
On the occasion, Chief Minister announced construction of two bridges and 4 rural roads. Chief Minister also felicitated Bank Sakhi with certificate for their excellent work. In-charge Minister of Sarguja and Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia presides over the programme. Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Mr.TS Singhdeo, School Education Minister Dr. Premsai Tekam, Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat attended the programme online.
Chief Minister said in his address to the programme that Chhattisgarh Government is committed to ensure accelerated devlopment of Sarguja district. State Government is taking every possible measure to promote education, health, hygiene and employment in this district. He directed Sarguja District Administration and Municipal Corporation to expedite the implementation of its priority schemes. He appreciated the initiative of restarting carpet weaving work in Mainpat to provide employment tk localites. Mr. Baghel asked the officials to make efforts for large-scale commercial production of carpets and marketing of the same at national and international level. ON request of Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat and Lundra MLA Dr Preetam Ram, Chief Minister announced construction of bridge on Machhli Nadi in Suplaga of Mainpat block, road construction from Pent to Pidhia, bridge construction on GhunGhutta River en route Kardana to Kadnai, and several other road construction and road repairing works.On the occasion, Chief Minister handed over the keys of mini truck to Mahendra Tirkey and keys of tractor to Kailash Ram with best wishes. Both are beneficiaries under Antyavsayi Vitt Vikas Nigam.
In-charge Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia, Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat and School Education Minister Dr Premsai Tekam also addressed the programme and shared the vision and mission of Chhattisgarh Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr.Bhupesh Baghel. In the program, Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Forest Medicine Plant Development Board Mr. Balakrishna Pathak, Chairman of Labor Welfare Board Mr. Shafi Ahmed, Vice President of Twenty Point Program Implementation Committee, Mr. Ajay Agarwal, Chairman of Chhattisgarh Food Commission, Mr. Gurupreet Singh Babra, Mayor Dr. Ajay Tirkey , District Panchayat President Mrs. Madhu Singh and Vice President Mr. Rakesh Gupta and other public representatives and dignitaries were present.
Making the forest dwellers self-reliant and strong : Chhattisgarh emerges as a leading state in terms of recognition of forest rights
Distribution of more than 4 lakh 41 thousand individual and more than 46 thousand community forest rights papers in the state
Till now, one lakh 49 thousand 762 beneficiaries have been benefited by land levelling and fencing
Irrigation facility available for more than 11 thousand hectares of land, belonging to more than 41 thousand beneficiaries
Chhattisgarh has emerged as a leading state in terms of recognition of individual and community forest rights, across the nation under the leadership and guidance of the Chief Minister Mr Bhupesh Baghel. Till now, more than 4 lakh 41 thousand individual and more than 46 thousand community forest rights have been distributed to the Scheduled Tribes community and other traditional forest dwellers. In this manner, 51 lakh 06 thousand acres of individual and community forest rights have been distributed to local communities in the state. 1 hectare of forest land has been recognized for forest rights holders on an average, which is comparatively better than the rest of the nation.
On the prestigious occasion of 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October, around 13 hundred community forest resource conservation rights of more than 5 lakh hectares, was distributed virtually by the Chief Minister through video conferencing at his residence office. Community forest resource rights in the state have been conferred on the Gram Sabhas.
The area of more than 4 lakh 41 thousand individual forest rights papers distributed in the state, accounts for more than 9 lakh 41 thousand 800 acres. Similarly, the area of more than 46 thousand community forest rights papers, accounts for more than 41 lakh 64 thousand 700 acres. For the first time in the state, the state government has provided consent and recognition to the Gram Sabhas, regarding the management of 26 thousand hectares of forest land, under 23 cases of community forest resource rights after January 2019.
The recognized beneficiaries are not only handed over the forest rights letter, but they are being provided with various facilities like irrigation, manure-seeds, agricultural inputs by the convergence and integration of government-run schemes on their recognized forest lands.
So far, one lakh 49 thousand 762 beneficiaries in the state have been benefited by land levelling and fencing. The area of their land accounts for more than 58 thousand hectares. Levelling and fencing work was conducted on the beneficiaries lands who availed the forest rights. Manure-seeds and agricultural inputs have also been provided to them.
Additionally, Irrigation facility has been provided on more than 11 thousand hectares of land, accounting to more than 41 thousand beneficiaries in the state. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, more than 95 thousand villagers have received housing facilities, and more than 2 lakh beneficiaries have been provided with Kisan Samman Nidhi. Irrigation facilities have been provided, in order to increase the crop production capacity of their land and raising their income leading to stable livelihood. Fruit and forest produce plants are being planted on the rams of the fields of forest right holders.
The provisions of the Forest Rights Act are meant to provide the Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dweller families, a life which they deserve comprising of their rights, self-reliance and respect. Community forest rights include the right of disposal, ownership of minor forest produce, right to use fish and water bodies products, grazing, especially the habitat of vulnerable tribal groups and pre-agricultural communities. Under this, in the past till September, 14 thousand 970 community forest right papers have been provided for 9 lakh 74 thousand 635 hectares of forest land. Apart from this, the right of conservation, revival and management of community forest resources has also been given under Community Forest Rights. The management plan will be prepared and implemented under the guidance of the Forest Department for the conservation, development and management of forests, wildlife and biodiversity by the Gram Sabha in the forest area. This will ensure availability of resources for conservation of forests, development and livelihood of villagers. Similarly, 97 community forest resource rights papers have been provided for 81 thousand 358 hectares of forest land, up till September.
Under the Forest Rights Act 2006,1158 hectares of forest land has been provided to various departments for conducting 2309 projects regarding 13 purposes from centres, roads and community centres, which will include the provision of
public facilities such as schools, dispensaries, anganwadis, fair price shops, electrical and telecom lines, tanks and small reservoirs, drinking water supply and water pipelines, water or rainwater harvesting structures, minor irrigation canals, unconventional Energy sources, skill up-gradation or professional training.
With an aim to make the forest dwellers self-reliant by providing resources of extra income along with a life of respect, individual and community forest right holders of 1110 hectares of land, will be provided with 1150 hectares of irrigated land to plant fruits, small forest produce and medicinal plantations, vegetable production, etc, who's implementation is under the scheme of MNREGA.