Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel attends Rath Yatra Parv celebration
Mr. Baghel performed customary rituals and prayed Mahaprabhu Jagannath for the peace and prosperity of people in the state
Vaccination is necessary to prevent the third wave of COVID crisis: Chief Minister
Chief Minister requested people to wear masks, practice social distancing and sanitization rules, while enjoying the celebration of Rath Yatra Parv
On the occasion of Rath Dooj, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel worshipped Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Mata Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra ji and performed customary rituals at his residence office. Mr. Baghel prayed to Mahaprabhu Jagannath for happiness, prosperity and health of the people in the state. Mr. Baghel extended warm wishes of the Rath Yatra festival to everyone.
While virtually attending the celebration at Jagannath Temple situated at Gayatri Nagar, Chief Minister had ‘darshan’ of Mahaprabhu Jagannath and attended Rath Yatra Mahotsav. On the occasion, Mr. Baghel said that Bhagwan Jagannath is connected with the cultures of both Odisha and Chhattisgarh. The tradition of taking out Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath on this day has been going on in the cities of Chhattisgarh for centuries. This connection between the Utkal culture and the culture of Dakshin Kosala is unbreakable. It is believed that the original place of Lord Jagannath is Shivrinarayan-tirtha of Chhattisgarh, from where he got established in Jagannathpuri. In Treta Yuga, Lord Shri Ram had accepted the sweet berries as gift from Mata Shabri in Shivrinarayan, where we have temple of Nar-Narayan at present. There has been Triveni Sangam in Shivrinarayan since Satyug, where Mahanadi, Shivnath and Jonk rivers meet. In order to develop the places related to the exile period of Lord Rama in the form of tourism-pilgrimage in Chhattisgarh, the government is developing Ram-van-gaman-circuit and Shivrinarayan has also been included in this scheme. The development and beautification of Shivrinarayan will further strengthen the cultural connection of Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
Mr. Baghel said that Devbhog is also an important area associated with Lord Jagannath in Chhattisgarh. Even when Lord Jagannath left Shivrinarayan and got established in Puri, the tradition of sending rice for his ‘bhog’ from Devbhog was upheld.
He said that the history of Bastar is also inextricably linked with Lord Jagannath. In 1408, King Purushottamdev of Bastar went to Puri to get blessings from Lord Jagannath. In his memory, the festival of Rath Yatra is celebrated there as Goncha-Parva. The festival has gained popularity across the world. Lord Jagannath is also seated in Podi village of Koriya district in North Chhattisgarh.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that this time is a difficult time for the entire world. COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of pain to all of us. We have lost a lot during the first and second wave of Corona. But the crisis is not over yet. Experts are warning us about the third wave of this pandemic. Mr. Baghel prayed to Lord Jagannath for protection from this crisis and this pandemic. He appealed the people to follow the rules of wearing masks, social distancing and sanitization while enjoying the Rath-Yatra festival. Only by following the rules will you be able to keep yourself and your family safe. Those who have not yet got the corona vaccine, they should get the vaccine as soon as possible, said Chief Minister.
On this occasion, Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Industries Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Anila Bhendia, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Mr. Ajay Singh. , Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Subrat Sahu were present at the Chief Minister's residence.
Besides, Mayor of Raipur Municipal Corporation Mr. Ejaz Dhebar, President of Chhattisgarh Housing Board Mr. Kuldeep Juneja, Director of Gayatri Temple Mr. Purandar Mishra and public representatives virtually attended the celebrations at Jagannath Temple Gayatri Nagar, Raipur.
State government determined to provide the benefits of government schemes to the last person of the society: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
First meeting of State Level Sustainable Development Goals Steering Committee chaired by Chief Minister
“State Indicator Framework” and “Baseline and Progress Report 2020” released
On the lines of State Indicator Framework, 'District Indicator Framework' will also be finalized soon
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that State Government's plans and development agenda are linked to Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations. State Government aims to leave no one behind when it comes to development. State government is determined to provide the benefits of government schemes to even the last person of the society. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel was addressing the first meeting of State Level Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Steering Committee, constituted to review the Sustainable Development Goals, at his residence office here today. Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly include ending poverty, protecting the environment, reducing economic inequality and ensuring peace and justice for all.
Chief Minister said in the meeting that state government is making efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through public welfare schemes such as mid-day meal, Chief Minister's Food Security Scheme, Universal Public Distribution System, Haat Bazar and Mohalla Clinic Scheme, Mahtari Jatan Yojna, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay, Suraji Gaon Yojna, Godhan Nyay Yojana etc. Chief Minister released the "State Indicator Framework" prepared by State Planning Commission for achieving the Sustainable Development Goal and the "Baseline and Progress Report 2020" based on the same. In the meeting, he directed the departments to work expeditiously to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Chief Minister said that with the 'State Indicator Framework' prepared by Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission, systematic evaluation and monitoring can be done to achieve the targets, which will improve the implementation of departmental plans, programs and improve the ranking of the state. In this framework, 275 indicators have been determined to evaluate 17 targets and each indicator has been mapped to the departments, and various schemes have also been mapped. The indicators determined for each SDG target by the Planning Commission will help the departments to ensure timely completion of all targets and systematic evaluation of the same.
Mr. Baghel said that soon the District Indicator Framework would also be finalized on the lines of the State Indicator Framework. All the districts would be ranked on the basis of their performance. Chief Minister said that the NITI Aayog has recently released “SDG India Index”, in which Chhattisgarh has been ranked in the category of “Performer” state with 61 marks. The state has secured the highest position in the entire country in terms of gender equality.
Chief Minister said that the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) was adopted by the international community in the 70th meeting of United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015. In this meeting, the community had resolved to start the program of sustainable development by accepting 17 goals, 169 sub-goals and 231 indicators. Our country India is also determined to acheive each of the SDG. Similarly, Chhattisgarh is also determined to achieve the goals under this nega campaign of human welfare.
Chief Minister said that in order to ensure the participation of everyone in the campaign to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, State Planning Commission organized workshops of civil society, business organisations, teachers of universities, subject experts and youth to create awareness about the campaign.
Minister for Planning, Economics and Statistics, Shri Amarjit Bhagat said that the State Indicator Framework prepared by Planning Commission will be helpful in effectively implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in the state. Planning Commission has also prepared the progress report, in which indicator wise progress has been stated. He advised the heads of departments and district officers to monitor various schemes on the basis of this framework. He said that despite the lockdown, the State Planning Commission has made a commendable effort to prepare this framework in coordination with the concerned departments. Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar pointed out the need for quality data collection, improving the ranking of the target-wise state in the index.
State Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Mr. Ajay Singh gave information about the efforts made for achievement of sustainable development goals, assessment, determination of institutional structure, committees constituted for monitoring and monitoring at the state and district level. He said that for better implementation of SDGs, two committees have been constituted at the state level under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Chief Secretary, and at the district level committees have been constituted under the chairmanship of District Collector.
Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma informed in the meeting that so far only a few states have finalized the 'SDG Indicator Framework and Progress Report’. The state of Chhattisgarh has been placed in the category of performer in the index. And the state has a great potential for improvement. Indicator framework prepared by Chhattisgarh on priority basis will enable all the sectors to be effectively activated for all round development.
The meeting was attended by Planning and Statistics Minister Mr. Amarjit Bhagat, Forest and Climate Change Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Industries Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Anila Bhendia, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma and Mr. Rajesh Tiwari, Deputy Chairman of State Planning Commission. Mr. Ajay Singh, Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi, Member State Planning Commission Dr. K. Subramaniam, Member Secretary Mr. Anoop Kumar Srivastava, Joint Director of State Planning Commission Dr. Neetu Gourdia were present at the Chief Minister's residence. Agriculture Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey, School Education Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam and Labor Minister Shri Shivkumar Dahria attended the meeting virtually.
Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association, Mr. Rajeev Mehta pays courtesy call on Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel
*Chief Minister invited to attend Tokyo Olympics*
*Chief Minister congratulates all the members of India's Olympic-bound contingent*
A courtesy call on Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel was paid by the Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association, Mr. Rajeev Mehta at his residence office here this evening. Mr. Mehta handed over the invitation letter to Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel to attend the 32nd Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 8, as the Dignitary of the Indian Olympic Association. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel gladly accepted the Tokyo Olympics invitation and while congratulating and wishing all the players representing India in the 32nd Olympics, he hoped that our players would take part in the Olympic Games with full enthusiasm and hoist the Indian flag. The Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh Olympic Association General Secretary Shri Gurcharan Singh Hora will represent Chhattisgarh in Tokyo Olympics. Appreciating the efforts being made for the development of sports activities under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, Mr. Mehta said that many important sports events will be organized in Chhattisgarh in the coming days. Shri Gurcharan Singh Hora informed the Chief Minister regarding the election of the new executive committee of the Union Club involved in the development of sports in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel congratulated and extended best wishes to all the members including the president of the newly formed union club, Mr. Hora. The CEO of Chhattisgarh Olympic Association, Mr. Bashir Ahmed Khan and treasurer, Mr. Sairam Jakhad were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel wrote a letter to the Prime Minister : Urging Chhattisgarh to provide one crore doses of Kovid vaccine in the month of July
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi urging Chhattisgarh state to provide at least one crore doses of Corona vaccine in the month of July. He has also apprised the Prime Minister that at present only 9,98,810 doses of corona vaccine are left in the state of Chhattisgarh which is sufficient for only 3 days. Despite repeated demands by the state, sufficient number of vaccines are not being provided to Chhattisgarh. The Chief Minister has also requested the Prime Minister to immediately direct the Union Health Ministry regarding the provision of corona vaccines to Chhattisgarh.
Chief Minister Shri Baghel has also informed the Prime Minister in a letter that the work of vaccination against Kovid-19 is going on at a fast pace in the state of Chhattisgarh. The state has so far received 100 percent first dose for frontline workers and 91 percent first dose for health care workers. Out of these, 71 percent of frontline workers and 70 percent of health care workers have been given the second dose. Similarly, the first dose of vaccine has been administered to 80 percent of the citizens in the state in the age group above 45 years. Although the vaccination for the age group of 18-44 years has started from May 1, yet in less than two months, 16 percent of the citizens in the age group of 18-44 years in the state have also been given the first dose of corona vaccine. Presently more than 3 lakh people are being vaccinated in Chhattisgarh every day.
The Chief Minister has also written in the letter that at present only 9,98,810 doses of corona vaccine are left in the state of Chhattisgarh which is sufficient for only 3 days. We have set a target for the state of Chhattisgarh that if we get sufficient number of corona vaccine doses from the Government of India, we will administer the first dose of vaccine to all eligible beneficiaries within a month. For this a massive public campaign is also being run in the state of Chhattisgarh.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel appeals to the farmers to start Roka-Chheka in their village from July 1
The livestock owners should not leave their animals in the open, send them in the Gauthan
Full arrangement of fodder and water in Gauthans
Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has appealed to the farmers of the state to start Roka-Chheka campaign in their respective villages from July 1 as per the tradition of Chhattisgarh. At the same time, he said that instead of leaving their animals for grazing in the open, the cattle owners should send them to the Gauthans, where arrangements for fodder and water have been made.
Chief Minister Shri Baghel in his message to the farmers and livestock owners has said that during the rainy season, the disease of Gal-Ghotu and Ektangia occurs in the animals. To prevent this, get your animals vaccinated. Mr. Baghel has said that this time by the grace of God, monsoon has arrived in our state at the right time. The state has received enough rain so far. Farmer brothers are busy preparing for the crop in their fields. Plenty of water is also available in the state's reservoirs and ponds. We are paying special attention to ensure that farmers can get seeds and fertilizers from cooperative societies according to their needs. Chemical fertilizers and certified seeds are being stocked continuously in all the societies. We are giving more emphasis on pulses and oilseed crops this time in the state. Farmer brothers will get more profit by increasing the production of these crops. We have included it in the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana to encourage the cultivation of pulses-oilseeds, tur, soybean, maize, sugarcane, kodo-kutki, fragrant paddy. Farmer brothers cultivating other major Kharif crops, along with paddy, will also be given an input assistance of Rs 9,000 per acre. If the farmer brothers who have cultivated paddy in the last kharif season, if they produce other crops or plant trees in the same area this year instead of paddy, then they will be given an input assistance of 10 thousand rupees per acre. This input assistance will be given for the next three years to the farmers who plant trees.Chief Minister Shri Baghel has said that the government of Chhattisgarh is farmer's very own government. Farmers are at the root of all the decisions taken by the government since the formation of the government. Be it the matter of loan waiver, narva-garwa-ghurva-bari or the decision to waive irrigation tax, all these decisions have been taken keeping the farmers in mind. I am sure that our farmer brothers will produce even better crop this year than the previous years.
We need to adopt the teachings of Sant Kabir in our lives: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Magnificent ‘Sant Kabir Dwar’ to be built at Journalism University premise: Chief Minister lays foundation
Mr. Baghel releases ‘Sant Kabir Ka Chhattisgarh’
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that the glory of Sant Kabir pervades every particle of Chhattisgarh. Sant Kabir was a poet of love, social equality and humanity, he was also a social reformer. People from every caste, every religion are his followers. He said that Sant Kabir had come 650 years ago, but his messages are relevant even today.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel was addressing a virtual program organized on Sant Kabir Jayanti at his residence office here today. In this program, he named the gate of the administrative building of Kushabhau Thakre Journalism and Mass Communication University, Raipur after Sant Kabir and laid the foundation stone of 'Sant Kabir Dwar'. He also released the book "Sant Kabir Ka Chhattisgarh" in this program organized by Kabir Vikas Sanchar Adhyayan Kendra. The editors of this book are Mr. Kunal Shukla and Dr. Sudhir Sharma, Chairman, Kabir Vikas Sanchar Studies Center. Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Chhattisgarh State Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Mr. Girish Devangan were also present on this occasion. At the beginning of the program, guests including Chief Minister Mr. Baghel garlanded the picture of Sant Kabir Saheb and paid him tribute.
Chief Minister said in his address that the blessed meeting of Sant Kabir and Guru Nanak Dev ji took place at Kabir Chabutra in Amarkantak. Although Kabir sahib never visited Chhattisgarh but his teaching has reached every village of Chhattisgarh. Teachings of Sant Kabir and Guru Ghasidas have had great impact on people of Chhattisgarh, this is the reason why people here are honest, satisfied, credible, peaceful and spiritual.
He said that many saints had incarnated on the land of Chhattisgarh and India, whether they spoke of Buddha, Mahavir or Shankaracharya, Vallabhacharya, Guru Nanak Dev, Sant Kabir or Guru Baba Ghasidas, these great men answered the questions of their time. While conveying best wishes to all the followers of Kabir Panth on Kabir Jayanti, Chief Minister called upon all the people to cooperate in the rebuilding of Chhattisgarh by following the path shown by Saint Kabir.
Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu and Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey also addressed the programme on the occasion. The program was conducted by Mr. Kunal Shukla, Chairman, Kabir Vikas Sanchar Studies Center. On this occasion Dr. Sudhir Sharma, Mr. Ashish Dubey, Mr. Raju Singh Chandel, Preeti Upadhyay, Kushabhau Thakre University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Mr. Anand Shankar Bahadur were also present.
Blacklist the fertlizer hoarders : Chief Minister Mr. Baghel
Chief Minister gives instructions to supply urea and DAP to fertilizer companies as per state quota
Instantly transfer the stock available with wholesalers to the retailers
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has given instructions to take immediate action to prevent hoarding of fertlizers and to ensure supply of urea and DAP fertilizers to the supplier companies as per the quota allotted to the state. Agriculture Department officials have been directed to inspect the stocks of wholesalers and retailers and to blacklist the ones found guilty of hoarding. Chief Minister has given instructions to immediately transfer the stock of urea and DAP fertilizers from wholesalers to the retailers.
In compliance to the Chief Minister's instructions, Managing Director and Additional Director Agriculture of Cooperative Marketing Federation in Raipur took a joint meeting of the Fertilizer Suppliers, Wholesalers and Retailers on 23rd June. He instructed the supplier companies to ensure supply of remaining quantity of urea and DAP for the month of April to June by June 30 anyhow, as per the quota allotted to Chhattisgarh.
It was informed in the meeting that the total allocation of urea from April to June is 2,72,503 metric tonnes. Against the total order quantity of 3,11,203 MT, only 94,024 MT has been supplied till date, which is 34.50 percent of the total allocated quantity. Similarly the total allocated quota of DAP is 1,62,027 MT. Against the total order quantity of 2,10,354 MT, only 70,079 MT has been supplied till date, which is 43.25 percent of the total allocated quantity. It was also informed in the meeting that the allocated quantity of urea fertilizer for the month of June is 1,31,450 MT, against which 37,420 MT has been supplied by the suppliers. Against the allotted quantity of 80,000 MT of DAP, 23,268 MT has been supplied so far. The supplier companies were instructed to supply the remaining quantity compulsorily before June 30.
For Sarguja and Jagdalpur divisions, a total of 59,500 MT for urea and 41500 MT for DAP were allocated, against which 11,359 MT urea and 12,098 MT DAP have been supplied so far. M/s IFFCO, IPL, Kribhco, Coromandel, Chambal Fertilizer Company were directed to ensure the supply of the remaining quantity by bringing rakes at Vishrampur and Jagdalpur at the earliest.
58,650 MT of imported urea for the month of June for Chhattisgarh. Tonnes allocation has been given, out of which the quantity allotted to M/s IFFCO is 33,000 MT and for Kribhco is 10,000 MT. Till date no supply has been made by both the suppliers against the allotted imported urea. Both the suppliers were directed to supply 100% of the imported urea allotted by the Managing Director Markfed.
58,650 MT of imported urea has been allocated for Chhattisgarh for the month of June, out of which the quantity allocated for M/s IFFCO is 33,000 MT and for Kribhco is 10,000 MT. Till date none of the two suppliers have made any supply against the allotted imported urea. Managing Director Markfed has directed both the suppliers to supply 100% of the imported urea quota .
Additional Director Agriculture has directed Deputy Director Agriculture of all the districts to conduct regular inspection of the stock of urea, DAP and other fertilizers available with all the wholesalers and retailers. And in case the quantity found is more than the quantity reported by the retailers and wholesalers, the guilty should be subjected to strict action as per the rules. Instructions were also given to immediately transfer the fertilizer stock currently available with the wholesalers to the retailers, and make the retailers to sell the fertilizer stock available to the farmers at the earliest.
It was informed in the meeting that the difference between the actual wing and the wing displayed at present in the MFMS module is adversely affecting the fertilizer allocation of the state. This is also affecting the supply of urea and DAP. This is why physical inspection of the fertilizer wing should be ensured, and the wholesalers and distributors of the sold stock should enter the module immediately, so that the actually available stock and the inventory displayed in the module are identical.
Additional Director Agriculture clearly warned all the wholesalers and retailers that if they fail to follow the instructions by them is caught, they would be banned and blacklisted. Managing Director Marketing Association has directed that for the fertilizers being sold through the committees, the committees should ensure immediate entry of the same in POS immediately, in coordination with the Deputy Registrar.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel warns people against Delta Plus variant of Corona
In view of the increasing number of cases of delta plus COVID-19 variants in the neighboring states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has directed to take precautions and preventive measures in the state as well. Warning against the spread of this new variant in both the states, Mr. Baghel has instructed to keep a close watch on the movement at inter-state borders. He has also appealed citizens in the state to take utmost caution for their own safety and safety of others. Mr. Baghel has requested people to strictly follow the COVID-19 appropriate behavious i.e. use of masks, hand-hygiene and social and physical distance.
Samples are being sent from AIIMS Raipur and Raipur Medical College's Virology Lab to Bhubaneswar AIIMS and other cities for the advanced study to detect Delta Plus variants in the new cases of corona being found in the state. So far, the Delta Plus variant has not been found in any of the samples collected in Chhattisgarh.
After the expedited commencement of development works in the state : State Government is gearing up to ensure implementation of schemes at an accelerated pace
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh to take meetings for next 15 days to finalize the speedy implementation strategy for the top-priority schemes
Department Ministers and senior-most officials to attend the meetings
After the expedited commencement of new development works worth Rs 7 thousand 84 crore in Chhattisgarh in last 15 days, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will be taking meetings for 15 consecutive days to finalize the speedy-implementation strategy for his top-priority schemes. Department Ministers and senior-most officers along with the subject experts would attend the aforementioned meetings.
Meanwhile, progress of major schemes related to farmers and workers, along with the works related to minerals, energy, health, home, food, drinking water, irrigation, tourism, education, women and child development, tribal development, forest and environment, NRDA, RDA and Home Construction Board will also be reviewed.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will review the top priority points in the meeting to be held at his residence office on June 25. In this meeting, progress of transfer, distribution, demarcation and leases distribution in Abujhmad will be reviewed. Similarly, on June 26, Chief Minister will review Godhan Nyay Yojana, Suraji Gaon Yojana, Plantation Promotion Scheme, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, plantation, processing, marketing and roadside plantation of minor forest produce, fruit and medicinal plants. Chief Minister will review the mineral department on June 28, energy department on June 29, MNREGA-employment growth on June 30, increase in actual irrigation potential, Gauthan Aajeevika Kendra (Livelihood Centre), impact of Narva development and justice for rural landless laborers.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel will review the works of Health Department on July 1. In the meeting to be held on July 1, progress and upgradation of health infrastructure including Medical Mobile Unit, Mukhyamantri Haat Bazar Yojna, generic medicine, new medical colleges, new hospital buildings and necessary preparations to prevent the possible third wave of corona will be reviewed. Chief Minister will take a meeting of Home Department on July 2, wherein the progress in works such as providing relief to the victims of chit fund scam, the release of the tribals who are in jail, the transfer of the houses of Housing Board to the Police Housing Board and the rehabilitation of the self-confessed Naxalites will be reviewed. Mr. Baghel will take a meeting of Food Department and Markfed on July 3, wherein the settlement of paddy of the previous years and the action plan for the coming year will be reviewed.
In this series of the meetings, Mr. Baghel will review the progress of Public Health Engineering and Water Resources Department on July 5, Culture, Tourism, Education Department and Ram Van Gaman Path on July 6, Department of Women and Child Development and Tribal and Scheduled Castes Development on July 7, Forest, Environment, NRDA, RDA, Chhattisgarh Housing Board on July 8, and the worksconducted in Patan Vidhan Sabha will be reviewed on July 9.
Raipur : Small-scale enterprises in the villages have commenced a new era of employment opportunities : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister unveils development works worth Rs 460crore for Korea and Surajpur district
Mr. Baghel announced construction of bridge over Banki River of Surajpur district
Branches of Cooperative Bank to be opened in Odgi and Latori
Construction of District Hospital Buildings in Korea, Development of Adventure Park in Chirmiri to be expedited
True meaning of development is to bring happiness, peace and prosperity in the lives of people. This is the reason why State Government has started small enterprises and self-employment endeavours in rural areas through Suraji Gaon Yojana, Narva, Garuva, Ghurva, Bari program, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, Godhan Nyay Yojana, collection and processing of forest produce. Implementation of these schemes has created a new era of self-reliance in the entire state, said Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel was addressing the virtual program organized at his Raipur residence office today for inauguration and Bhoomi Pujan of development works worth Rs 460 crore 14 lakh for Surajpur and Koriya districts. On this occasion, Chief Minister inaugurated and performed Bhoomi Pujan of 368 construction works for Korea and Surajpur district, including inauguration of 187 works worth Rs 184 crore 28 lakh 75 thousand and bhumipujan 180 works worth Rs 275 crore 85 lakh 39 thousand. . During the program, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel interacted with students of Swami Atmanand English Medium School, beneficiaries of Godhan Nyay Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana and the members of the Women Self Help Groups, beneficiaries of various schemes and extended best wishes to the people of both the districts.
In response to School Education Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam's request, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel announced that branches of Cooperative Bank will be opened at Odgi and Latori area in Surajpur district, and on the demand of Parliamentary Secretary Parasnath Rajwade, Chief Minister announced construction of a bridge across Banki river on Sarhari-Singhra-Charampur road. On the request of Parliamentary Secretary Smt. Ambika Singhdeo and MLA Dr. Vinay Jaiswal, Chief Minister directed the Collector to start the construction work of District Hospital Building in Koriya and Adventure Park in Chirmiri at the earliest. Chief Minister appreciated the natural beauty of the developed tourist place in Telaikachar-Kenapara in Surajpur district and also directed the Collector to construct a hut and rest house there for the convenience of the tourists.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Mr. Charandas Mahant, who participated virtually in the program, said that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has given a new impetus to the rural economy through the schemes and programs of his government. He drew attention towards the budget provision made by the state government for upgradation of Anuppur-Ambikapur railway line and development of Elephant Sanctuary. Education Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shivkumar Dahariya, Higher Education Minister Mr. Umesh Patel, Parliamentary Secretaries Mrs. Ambika Singhdeo and Mr. Parasnath Rajwade, MLAs Dr. Vinay Jaiswal and Mr. Gulab Kamro also addressed the program. They said that Chhattisgarh is progressing rapidly under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. During COVID crisis, when the entire country is going through an economic crisis, Chief Minister in Chhattisgarh is giving away hundreds of crores of rupees every day for the development of the state.
On this occasion, Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahariya, Education Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Parasnath Rajwade, Vice President and MLA of Sarguja Development Authority, Mr. Gulab Kamro, MLA Dr. Vinay Jaiswal, Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subrat Sahu were also present. Assembly Speaker Dr Charandas Mahant, Korba MP Smt. Jyotsna Mahant, Higher Education Minister Mr. Umesh Patel, Parliamentary Secretary Smt. Ambika Singhdeo, MLAs and other public representatives participated in the program virtually.