In Bastar, now there is no panic like earlier, development has begun

(Editors Note: In April this year, the Home Ministry had removed the names of 44 districts from the Left-wing extremist districts, it was a signal that Maoist influence has reduced in the country, it is the result of such a multi-pronged strategy. Under which efforts are being made to bring the locals away from the Maoist ideology through aggressive security and continuous development. However, when these Maoists are in Maoist-hit areas The threat is still hidden in the forests - the losers are desperate to wounded and overturned. In the Maoists 'stronghold, the development of development works just below the extremists' nose is the real challenge in the administration. Then what is the real situation on the ground? Firstpost reporter Devbrat Ghosh is going to see this in Maoist bastion of Bastar in Chhattisgarh. Bastar left most of extremist extremism The Maoists have done their biggest attacks in this series. In this series we will see how the villages have changed here, how eager the villages are, and these are not the names of the end. How many threats the administration and the security forces face in the campaign to increase development work among the Maoists who take them.)

Deobrut Ghosh

The evening was seven and a quarter seven. In the dawn of the evening, the Darbha valley of Bastar began to look surreal and divine. But my heart was beating fast. Jagdalpur was still 38 kilometers away. According to the experience of reporting in this area, it was dangerous to stay here for reporting after sunset.

The terrible silence passed around, the forest in the dark, there is no populist population far and wide, telling the mobile outside of the coverage area ... it was all making sense to realize that it is not okay to undergo such Maoist area. .

My driver Umashankar, sitting in the cab, was the only model of life on that black and empty road. Just a few moments ago we left the Jhiram Valley. The memories of this valley were not good at all. In May 2013, in the bloody attack of Maoists, 31 people, including many Congress leaders, were killed in this area. I asked the driver in a hurry to reach Jagdalpur- How long will it take to reach While asking this, I tried my best not to see my fear. I tried my best to hide my fear, but driver Umashankar read my fear like an open book and came straight to the point and said, 'Sir, now there is no panic earlier. Today you can visit the cities like Dantewada, Sukma or Kanker anytime. Now the roads are also good, there will be no problem sir. '

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Bastar is regarded as the center of extremist extremism
Bastar is actually the area inhabited by several tribal groups with different dialects. It has been considered the center of extremism of the Left. Their attacks on the security forces have also been terrible. Their public advocates, who make quick decisions, are notorious for their vandalism. In these courts, everyone knows about what happens to the police informers. The motive is that only because of the open punishment, people are so scared that no one ever calls them off.

Bastar of Chhattisgarh was once the largest district of the country. Later, it was divided into 7 separate districts, to enable the administration to run smoothly. Even today, Bastar division (total area 39,117 sq km), Kerala (38,863 square kilometers) is bigger in the area than many states.
Bastar Since the Maoist went into the lap of terror, he has taken possession of every identity of this area. In return, this area has lost so much precious things. We lost the people of this area, we also lost our hands in a wonderful culture played in the lap of nature. In addition, we have lost all kinds of natural resources and precious minerals, which are littered in this area.

Although now it was a matter of the past, but I remember that same bastar. Umashankar's say was correct. In 2013, I went to Bastar for the last time. Then and in today's Bastar there is a difference in land and space. Well, we reached Jagdalpur without any unpleasant incident throughout the hour. A big surprise was waiting for us here. Jagdalpur city, which is the headquarters of Bastar district, was bathed in light of 8 pm. Food-shop shops, ice cream parlors, tea shops and department stores were full of people. People later told me that there is a similar kind of humiliation till 11 o'clock in the night.

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Despite the fear, people learned to live life in some areas of Bastar
Some years ago, such a lively Bastar could not even think about it. Although the evening was very faint and it did not feel that the Maoism had been eliminated in Bastar. But so much the idea could have been imposed that despite the fear of the Maoists, people have learned to live life in certain areas of Bastar.

The development work done by the central and state governments on the war-footing has started to result. Under this, the security forces take any area in their surroundings and the work of infrastructure or structural construction is done by the administration. In this way, the plan to throw the Maoists on the margins eventually came to an end. As a result, Maoists have always been the stronghold of the Maoists. This area is slowly but rightly now shrinking.

Explain that this fast, organized and robust growth was started in 2011 by the then Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh of the then UPA Government. In the same year in August of that year, the CRPF had made a tremendous attack on the Maoists in the Saranda area of ​​Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. For the first time that year, about a decade later, the tricolor was hoisted in Saranda.

Jairam Ramesh has indeed taken the palm that the success of the security forces can be done to prove the stability of the situation after this incident. The result came out as a Saranda Development Plan. The same scheme got security cover for Sarna area, which proved to be a strong shield against the Maoists. Because of this security, the Center, the State and the district administration could develop it here, whose lack of understanding was mainly due to tribal Vasinde here. So far, the people of this region were deprived of this development due to the indifference of the state governments and the fear of Maoism.

Narendra Modi's government raised the responsibility of Saranda Development Model itself
Since Jairam Ramesh was himself involved in this work, the SDP ie the Sarna Development Project initially hoped some expectations. However, due to administrative shortcomings, the scheme was subsequently split during the remaining UPA regime. Later, the Narendra Modi government took up the responsibility of the Saranda Development Model, did a tremendous job. Modi's government increased the operation of the security forces tremendously against the Maoists. These operations proved to be more successful than P Chidambaram's 'Operation Green Hunt', then Home Minister of that time.

During the UPA, there was a lot of discussion about the success of Green Hunt. On the other hand, in the areas which were free-zone, where there was no fear of panic, the development work was started very fast. The message given to tribals of those areas was clear- choose one of the sweetness of Maoism and the sweetness of development. Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in his written reply to the Lok Sabha in March 2018: "The government has taken steps to protect against the leftist terrorists, steps should be taken to ensure safety, development work and local people The work will be done to give their rights and entitlements. As the geographical expansion of the Maoists has decreased and the incidence of violence has decreased, it can be said that due to this policy, the overall level of security has been very good. Obviously this has also accelerated development work.

But Bastar's picture is completely different from Saranda. It is a matter of work of development in a village free from the horror of Maoism. And the work of infrastructure in a village fearing terror is a different thing. In these villages, both government employees and villagers are afraid of leftist terror. This is the situation in the villages of seven districts of Bastar, which are still considered to be the stronghold of Maoist insurgency. Apart from this, it is also in the official list of 7 districts, ambitious districts of the country. Perhaps this is why the road connecting Jagdalpur with districts of Dantewada, Sukma, Bijapur, Kondagaon, Kanker and Narayanpur with Maoism has a special meaning.

Roads played an important role in connecting people here with mainstream
As I went further into these areas for the next 10 days, I noticed that the roads built in these areas have played the most important role in connecting people here with mainstream. The journey of development to the villages where the Maoists are in the strongholds is possible only through these roads. The roads did not do this, provided the tribals with essential things, such as hospitals, administration, school-college and market.

This is the road, which has increased the confidence of the people here so that they can now come to the villages having defenseless Maoism-affected villages. Of course, the biggest threat to the Maoists is not only with the security forces' rifle, but they are new roads which provide alternatives and opportunities to local tribesmen.

However, the country has to pay a huge price for constructing roads in such areas of terror. Many CRPF jawans, policemen and people engaged in the construction work in making them, the Maoists have targeted their bullets. In the memory of the soldiers of the CRPF who went to protect these roads, a martyr memory gate has been built on Bijapur-Basaguda road in Bijapur district, which is also known for the bitter realignment of roads in the Bastar region. Offers.

Bastar commissioner Dilip Vasnikar told the FirstPost: "In the last 5 years, the entire development work in the Bastar division has been done very fast and the result of this is that the Maoists have gone a long way in these areas. You will find that the dhabas on the side of roads are open in the night, without any fear. Our children are going to civil services, passing the IIT examinations. And now Bastar has also been connected with rail and air traffic. "

New roads for thousands of kilometers under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
In the last 5 years, 3,998 kilometers of roads were built under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna. Vasanikar explains, 'The roads have been constructed at the record level under this scheme. Today, 8,588 km long roads have been made to connect the district headquarters to the villages in Bastar division. This is one of the biggest achievements of this government. Through these roads, the daily needs of the tribal village people here are also better served than before. '

Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced in Raipur in January 2015 that under the RRP, ie road safety scheme, the government will construct 7,294 km of roads in Naxal-affected areas. These are important roads, which will work to connect badly affected areas with Naxalism, such as the road connecting Dantewada and Sukma. According to an official of the CRPF, under the RRP, the construction of 451-km long roads of 14 national highways (National Highways) in the security of CRPF in Bastar was completed, out of which 244 kilometer long road has been completed.

Traveling through these areas, apart from the good roads, things also attract attention. On both sides of the road, new educational institutions, hospitals, primary health centers are seen and government efforts are seen to be coloring. In addition to the plans of the Center, development schemes of Chhattisgarh government are also working. In the area of ​​Bastar, in the last 5 years, the state government opened 9 new government colleges. These include engineering and medical colleges. Apart from this, two Government Hospitals, 101 Ayurvedic Hospitals, 140 Ayush Centers, 8 Primary Health Centers, 13 Sub-Health Centers, 41 Higher Secondary Schools and 58 High Schools have been opened. Free coaching centers for the skill development center, a nursing training college, civil services, IIT and other competitive examinations have also been opened by the government.

In the last 5 years, new bank has opened in Bastar, has improved mobile connectivity
The report of a major bank shows that 112 new branches and 115 ATMs of banks have been opened in the Bastar division from the year 2013 through to 2018. Over a decade ago, mobile connectivity in Bastar was like a nightmare. It was difficult for the police and the security forces to run the operation even in difficult terrain due to difficulties running mobile. To improve mobile connectivity, 225 new mobile towers were installed. Talking to a mobile without having connection here for an outsider is still almost impossible. Especially when you are traveling.

D. M. Awasthi, head of anti-Naxal campaign in Chhattisgarh, says, "Despite the blockades, the work of development in the Naxal-affected areas is going on fast. Especially due to the roads, we are getting help in retreating the Naxalites. And now, the attitude towards the development of people is also changing.

Ramesh Nayyar, senior journalist from Raipur, says, "Through the government's education scheme" effort "has helped in educating a large number of tribal children. Schools, colleges and professional institutions have been opened in tribal areas which were notorious for Naxalism. With these efforts children's interest in reading tribal areas has also increased greatly. Maoists burnt schools in these areas. I hope that the teachers who left school because of the Maoist terror, they will all return after seeing the roads and development. '

Both Dilip Vasinkar and D.M. Awasthi attribute this development to former Chief Secretary of State Vivek Dhand, who recently retired from this post. D. M. Awasthi said that like the CEO of the state, Vivek Dhand gave direction to all the development plans in the area of ​​Bastar. To take stock of construction work, he used to contact contractors directly and motivate those who work in these projects.

Vasinkar believes that since Dhand Sahab has been a Commissioner of the area of ​​Bastar, he is aware of the forts of this entire division. In the last three and a half years, from the road to the opening of new institutions in this area, he has been taking stock of all the development work.

Maoists could not join Bastar rail due to panic, ignoring
For decades, due to many reasons such as the rugged terrain of Bastar, the Maoist terror and the ignorance of politicians, this area could not be linked to the rail. There was only one way to reach Bastar or to get there, sick roads there. Now there is a rail route from Jagdalpur to Visakhapatnam, two more rail routes are open, both from Jagdalpur and Dalli-Rajhara, to Bhanupratappur. Opening of this rail route will prove to be a blessing for the locals. A senior official of the South-Central Central Railway said, "350-km long track between Dalli-Rajhara and Rawghat is being constructed. Despite this, 60 km of this route has been completed, as opposed to the leftist militants. Trains are also running on this small path. We will soon complete the work till Raughat. Three companies of CRPF have been engaged in the security of railway track and are also protecting railway workers and machines.
He further said, 'There is a route from Durg to Dalli-Rajahara to carry iron mineral. Durga is already connected from Raipur. Gradually, for the passenger trains, we will complete the complete line via Raipur to Jagdalpur via Via Dalli-Rajahara. '

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'In the last 4-5 years, the growth that has happened here, it has not been in the last 30 years'
Dhananjay Devangan, collector of Bastar, says, "There will be huge employment opportunities from the Nagar Nair Steel Plant. At the same time, local level financial system will also be strengthened by this plant. Jagdalpur's businessman Lakhan Saw says that 'the development that has happened in the last 4-5 years, it has not been in the last 30 years. Bastar is changing. '

Yes, Bastar is changing now. For the first time, the Maoists are being pushed back, the security forces are constantly tasting success, the administration is connecting the villages for the first time with the network of roads and tribals are seeing their needs for the first time. In my next report, I will tell you that connecting with the outer world, how the people of Bastar are changing lives.

In my next report, I will take you to Palanar, which is a small village of Dantewada. The same Dantewada, which has been a tremendous force for the Maoists. Until a few days ago, if any villager had to go to work outside the village, he had to take permission from the Maoists. Someone outside could not come to the village without his command. But now it is not so. When I reached Palnar, I saw that some children of the village are watching the National Geographic Channel on a large LED screen. Yes ... Palanar village is changing.

:by news18

Sukma: Two Naxalites, one Jawan injured, including eight lakh prize money in encounter

In Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, on Tuesday night there has been an encounter between police and Naxalites. In this encounter, the DRG personnel have killed two Maoists, including a reward of eight lakh battalion members. A trooper of DRG has also been injured in the encounter in Sukma's Chintigupa area. Superintendent of police Sukma Abhishek Meena has confirmed the encounter.

SP Abhishek Meena told that the DRG's search team was on the field investigation in the Chintigupah area yesterday. Meanwhile, the Maoists, who were already ambushing in the jungles of Minha, fired indiscriminately on the search team. The DRG personnel also took action on this. The soldiers got success in killing the two Maoists in this encounter.

In the encounter, a team of DRG personnel has also been confirmed by SP Abhishek Meena. SP Meena has informed about the killing of the Maoists, in the form of an 8 lakh battalion member Uica Sukka and one lakh prize militia commander Nupo Mutta. The injured jawan is being referred to as Mataram Hurra. In search of encounter from the site, the police recovered huge number of weapons and explosive material along with both Naxalite bodies.

School children of tribal zones will now be able to digest their future

A smart class exercise has been started in Sarakri schools of Kondagaon district in Chhattisgarh. After the start of the smart class, the school children of the tribal zones will now be able to build their future by studying from the smart class. Explain that to increase the level of education in the district, children will be taught through the smart class i.e. projector in government schools.

For this, 40 higher secondary schools in the highway have been selected, where there is a network facility in some way. In order to start the smart class, collector Nilkanth Tayikam said that a teacher from the control room will be able to study the 40 school children, which will be uniform in the level of education.

Explain that many schools in the district have lack of specialist specialist teachers. While the teacher is feeling confident about the fact that his students will no longer feel the teacher's lack. Kasturba School Principal Dinesh Shukla said that smart class is a good option to overcome the shortage of teachers. Additionally, children with a similar study can make a better future.

At the same time, there is a lot of curiosity in the students' classrooms regarding the smart class. Students are also very happy about this. Now he will be taught with new technology and his studies will be completed during the time. As well as reading with the other school children, they will continue to compete with them.

There are a total of 150 high schools in the district, in which 88 schools have network problems. District Education Officer Rajesh Mishra said that only those schools have been selected, where there is network connectivity. As the network facilities will be available, the rest of the schools will also be linked to the smart class.

Three kids missing from Raipur's Bal Ghar, fear of abduction

The case of disappearance of three children has emerged from Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur. Children have disappeared from the Shankar Child Shelter Home based Shankar Nagar Kailash Residency in posh area of ​​Raipur. It is believed that an unknown man took away with him by seducing and seduction. Police is looking for the accused. The possibility of abduction is also being raised in the case.

Caretaker of Shelter Home Roshan Lal Nishad has filed a report in Civil Lines Police Station in Raipur. The age of missing children is being stated as 14 to 17 years. A case of kidnapping has been registered in civil line police station. The police have gathered in the search for the accused and children. Alerts have been issued on city nos.

According to the information, the children are being reported from Chhattisgarh's Korea, Satna of Madhya Pradesh and Samastipur of Bihar. Shutter House's bathroom window is also broken. In police case, other children and staff can also inquire.

Breaks on speculation, Ajit Jogi said that the matter of coalition not being with Mayawati

Former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and supremo Ajit Jogi of the Janata Congress, Chhattisgarh, has bridged the speculation of combating Bahujan Samaj Party to contest elections. Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, in a special conversation with News 18, said that his family meeting with BSP supremo Mayawati has only happened. It should not be politically understood. The alliance was being speculated after a nearly hour-long meeting between Ajit Jogi and Mayawati on Wednesday in Delhi.

Ajit Jogi said that our party will contest the 90 seats in Chhattisgarh. There is no scope for coalition and neither is it discussed with BSP supremo Mayawati. However, Ajit Jogi did not initially sign the future of coalition in an interview given to News 18. Jogi had said that the decision will depend on the circumstances. Just a day after Jogi and Maya met in Delhi.

Significantly, in the end of this year, Chhattisgarh assembly elections are going to be held. Ajit Jogi's party has emerged in Chhattisgarh as the third front. However, Ajit Jogi puts his speeches in the first place in the electoral fray. Let us say that after the meeting of Jogi and Maya in Delhi, the round of discussions in the political corridors had begun.

Congress will leave soon to join our party wife Renu - Ajit Jogi

Renu Jogi, wife of former Chief Minister and Janta Congress Chhattisgarh supremo Ajit Jogi, will soon quit Congress. Even before the announcement of the election, Renu Jogi may formally join the party in the party of his husband Ajit Jogi of Chhattisgarh. Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi has given this information in a special conversation with News 18.

Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi said that his wife Renu Jogi, who is Congress MLA, will soon join the Congress party in Chhattisgarh. Jogi said, 'We have been married for 41 years. In these years we have always supported each other. No one should imagine that we would be different. He will definitely join my party. '

Ajit Jogi denies the allegation made by Ajit Jogi in his entire conversation on the question of promoting familyism on Ajit Jogi. Jogi does not believe that he has promoted familyism. According to Ajit Jogi, familyism works for the first time, but not repeatedly. Let's tell that after coming to active politics in the former IAS, his wife Renu Jogi and son Amit Jogi contested on the ticket of Congress and now Jogi has discussions of his daughter-in-law Richa Jogi contesting the elections.

During his treatment in the hospital, his son Amit, wife Renu and daughter-in-law, Richa Jogi, along with former CM Ajit Jogi File photo

Public court accepts family
On the question of familyism, Ajit Jogi says that 'you can redeem familyism once, but after that there will be qualifications only people will be able to survive. If my wife is in politics, she has won the election three times. My son, if he has won by a record vote in politics then he has won. The public's court has accepted them. Earlier he was my son and wife but now he has won the election. So the question of familyism does not arise. '

Renuka Jogi's faith and integrity, with whom Ajit Jogi becomes a separate party, is with whom it is not hidden from anyone in the state. That is why Jogi Ji's statement is not surprising. There is a very confusing statement.
-RP Singh, Spokesperson, Pradesh Congress Committee, Chhattisgarh

Ajit Jogi and Renu Jogi are husband wives and this is their family affair. The Congress knows this very well. That's why Congress has already sidelined Jai in Renu. Who goes to a party, it has nothing to do with the BJP. The BJP is going to fight elections on its own.
-Sunil Soni, Vice President, State BJP

Chief Minister confers with newly-appointed Nagaland DGP Langkumer

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh met newly-appointed Nagaland Director General of Police (DGP) Mr. T.G. La.ngkumer at his official residence. Chief Minister congratulated him on his new posting and wished him a bright future. It may be mentioned here that Mr. Langkumer was Additional Director General of Police in Chhattisgarh. He spent his last 20 years in Chhattisgarh. The Union government had recently promoted him and transferred him to Nagaland. He spent most of the time in Left-Wing Extremist (LWE) affected districts of the State. He worked in Dantewada, Chhattarpur, Bastar, Kanker and Surguja also.
He expressed his gratitude to Chief minister Dr. Raman Singh, senior police officers and colleagues for their co-operation during his long tenure in Chhattisgarh.


Prime Minister dedicates Integrated Command and Control Centre at Naya Raipur Smart City

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi today dedicated Integrated Command and Control Centre at Naya Raipur as a part of Smart City Project. He expressed his happiness and congratulated Dr. Raman Singh and his team of officers at the Naya Raipur Development Authority. Mr. Modi wished that the Command and Control Centre will operate successfully and meet the needs of the common citizens. Mr. Modi said that Command Centre will become a role model for the rest of the Smart Cities in the country.
It may be mentioned here that all the amenities-electricity, water, roads, communications and 'Swachhta' will be monitored and grievances relating to them will be redressed by the Centre.  Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, Union Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) Mr. Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent) Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, State Housing, Environment and Public Works Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat, Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) Chairman Mr. Aman Kumar Singh, Secretary housing Mr. Sanjay Shukla and Chief Executive officer (NRDA) Mr. Rajat Kumar were present. 
Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi while  appreciating the  Integrated Command and Control Centre said that it will become a role model for the rest of country. He congratulated the Chief minister for his visionary implementation. Mr. Modi sat in the Command Centre and observed in detail the nuances of the functioning of the ultra-modern Centre. Mr. Aman Kumar Singh gave a detailed presentation of the Command Centre and said that basic amenities -electricity, water, Swachhta, traffic movement, integrated building management, city connectivity and Internet infrastructure (Data Centre) and the entire Naya Raipur will be under surveillance. All the facilities can be obtained by the consumers at the click of a button. A lot of time will be saved.
The Centre will provide Real Time updates. The data of public transport buses, Dial 100 vehicles status, 108 ambulance status, Smart lighting, traffic management cameras, solid waste management, weather bureau, solar panels will be store and available at the Centre. The centre will provide emergency services just in case of accidents. 


Vikas Yatra-2018 : Chief Minister unveils 94 construction works worth Rs 662.52 in Bemetara

Paddy bonus worth Rs 59.17 crore to 41 thousand farmers

Relief Fund worth Rs 10.43 crore distributed to 22585 drought-affected farmers

Insurance Claim worth Rs 78.63 crore paid to 47 thousand farmers under Crop Insurance Scheme

Samuh Nal-Jal Yojana for 98 heavy water-affected villages

During state-wide Vikas Yatra, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh inaugurated and laid foundation of 94 construction works worth Rs 662.52 crore in the general assembly held in Bemetara district headquarters today. This includes inauguration of 51 completed construction works worth Rs 455.44 crore and foundation laying of 43 newly-sanctioned works worth Rs 206 crore. In the general assembly, Chief Minister distributed paddy bonus worth Rs 59 crore 17 lakh 52 thousand 220 to 41796 farmers of Bemetara and Saja legislative assembly constituencies. This includes distribution of Rs 33 crore 72 lakh to 22 thousand 984 farmers of Bemetara and that of Rs 25 crore 44 lakh to 18 thousand 812 farmers.

In this general assembly, Chief Minister distributed relief fund worth Rs 10.43 crore under RBC 6-4 to 22,585 drought-affected farmers of Bematara and Saja legislative assembly constituencies. This includes distribution of Rs 7.91 crore to 17 thousand 754 farmers of Bematara constituencies and Rs 2.51 crore to 4831 farmers of Saja constituencies. Chief Minister distributed insurance claim amount worth Rs 78.63 crore under Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme to 47 thousand 036. This includes distribution of Rs 37.38 crore to 21 thousand 337 farmers of Bemetara constituency and that of Rs 41.25 crore to 25 699 farmers of Saja constituency.

The works inaugurated by Chief Minister include inauguration of Samuh Nal-Jal Yojana worth Rs 116 crore 42 lakh for 57 villages in Bemetara constituency and Samuh Nal-Jal Yojana for 41 villages of Saja constituency. These schemes will solve the heavy water problem of 98 villages of both the constituencies. Besides, he also inaugurated 33-km long Bemetara-Dhamdha road worth Rs 96.77 crore, high-level bridge in Dotu Nala and Karuha Nala in Bemetara-Dhamdha-Durg road worth Rs 14 crore 40 lakh, 164 buildings worth Rs 15 crore 80 lakh under Atal Vihar Yojana in Pikri-Bemetara, livelihood college building worth Rs 3.69 crore in Bemetara, town hall worth Rs one crore 25 lakh, 14 additional rooms in Government Jawahar Lal Nehru College worth Rs 2.40 crore, 'Raiyn Baser' worth nearly Rs 50 lakh, Kamkawada anicut worth Rs 2.50 crore, four roads worth Rs two crore 43 lakh under PMGSY and other construction works.

Chief Minister Dr Singh laid foundation of remodeling work of main canal and small canals under Narbada Diversion Scheme worth Rs 15.73 crore, remodeling and lining work of canals under Jhipaniya water reservoir yojana worth Rs 11.58 crore, remodeling and lining work of main canal and small canals under Karra Diversion Scheme worth Rs 12.70 crore. Besides, Dr Singh also did bhumipujan of 495 buildings worth Rs 32.58 crore under Atal Vihar Yojana in Bijabhath, Lolesara-Dholiya-Bilai-Bhoinabhatha-Piparbhatta-Chorbhatthi road worth Rs 19.88 crore, roads from Kevtara to Padkitola-thankhamhariya-Ranvirpur, Belgaon-Beltara-Chilphi-Bhendarwani, Parasbod-Kachri road, Tiriyabhath to Deurgao and Sondh-Thengabath-Mohrenga worth Rs 34.90 crore.

Development of Bemetara exceeded all expectations: Dr. Raman Singh : Chief Minister says 'emotionally attached to Bemetara'

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that he is 'emotionally' attached to Bemetara. 'I studied in a college in the district. I used to travel a lot from my native town Kawardha to Bemetara'. The rapid development of the district had gladdened the hearts of the citizens in the vicinity so also me.

Chief Minister was addressing a massive public meeting yesterday as a part of State-wide 'Vikaas Yatra'. In his marathon yatra Dr. Raman Singh  attended public meeting at Sarangarh district Raigarh, 'Welcome' meetings at tehsil headquarter Dhamdha district Durg, Devkar, Kodwa and Devarbeeja district Bemetara and then  proceeded to district headquarter town Bemetara. He declared that Devkar will be up graded to Sub-Tehsil soon. 

Dr. Raman Singh while addressing a massive gathering said that this district had been carved out six years ago in 2012. In a short span of six years the region had progressed enormously and there is all-round integrated development. The administration had reached the door-steps of the villagers and they have access to all facilities. He added that 'Vikaas Yatra' is to express gratitude to the masses and take their blessings. It is more or less a 'Theerth Yatra'.

Chief Minister dedicated, laid foundation stones and performed 'Bhoomipujan' of 92 development works worth Rs 662 crore 52 lakh. It is a milestone of achievement that development works worth Rs 662 crore are being gifted in a single day in a district. The pace of development will be faster from now onwards. He gave detailed description of State and Central Governments various policies and programmes. There is a radical transformation of the hinterland and the lives of citizens had changed for the better.

Referring to Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi's 'Ayuhmaan' Bharat, Dr. Raman Singh said that poor patients can avail the medical facilities free of charge up to a ceiling of Rs Five lakh. He distributed paddy bonus worth Rs 59 crore 17 lakh to 42 thousand farmers in Bemetara and Saja areas Online. He dedicated community 'Nal-Jal' Project built at a cost of Rs 116 crore 42 lakh at both the Assembly constituencies to redress the hard water problem affecting the lives of common citizens.

Dr. Raman Singh distributed drought-relief amount of Rs 10 crore 43 lakh to 22 thousand 585 farmers. He gave away Rs 78 crore 63 lakh insurance amount to 47 thousand farmers under the Prime Minister Crops' Insurance Scheme. Food Minister Mr. Punnulal Mohale , Tourism Minister Mr. Dayaldas Baghel,  Public Works Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat,  Bemetara Municipal Council ( Nagar Palika) Mr. Vijay Sinha and several prominent personalities were also present.

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