Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh to unfurl tricolor in Raipur

On the occasion of Independence Day on August 15, Chief Minister will be unfurling national flag in a state-level programme to be held in Police Ground of Raipur. Vidhan Sabha Speaker Mr. Gaurishankar Agrawal to hoist tricolor in the I-day programme to be organized in Balodabazar-Bhatapara district headquarters. Union State Minister (Steel and Mining Ministry) Mr. Vishnudev Sai will be unfurling tricolor in the I-day programme to be organized in Raigarh district headquarters.

Aforementioned information was provided by General Administration Department Secretary Ms. Reeta Shandilya. She further informed that as per the State Government's decision, Panchayat and Health Minister Mr. Ajay Chandrakar will be unfurling tricolor in the I-day programme to be held in District-level Programme of Dhamtari, Commercial Tax and Urban Development Minister Mr. Amar Agrawal in Bilaspur, Social Welfare and Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Ramsheela Sahu in Mahasamund, Scheduled Caste, Tribe and Education Minister Mr. Kedar Kashyap in Bastar (Jagdalpur), Revenue and Higher Education Minister Mr. Premprakash Pandey in Durg, Food Minister Mr. Punnulal Mohile in Mungeli, PWD Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat in Rajnandgaon District Headquarters, Home Minister Mr. Ramsevak Paikra in Sarguja District Headquarters, Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal in Balod, Cooperatives Minister Mr. Dayaldas Baghel in Bemetara, Labour Minister Mr. Bhaiyalal Rajwade in Koriya, Forest Minister Mr. Mahesh Gagda in Bijapur District Headquarters, Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha Mr. Badridhar Diwan in Janjgir-Champa district, Parliamentary Secretary Mrs. Roopkumari Choudhary in Kondagaon district, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Labhchand Bafna in Sukma, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Lakhan Dewangan in Korba, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Motiram Chandravanshi in Kabeerdham, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Govardhan Manjhi in Gariaband, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Shivshankar Paikra in Balrampur, Parliamentary Secretary Mrs. Suneeti Rathiya in Kanker (North Bastar), Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Tokhan Sahu in Surajpur, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Ambesh Jangade in Dantewada, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Raju Singh Kshatri in Narayanpur and Parliamentary Secretary Mrs. Champa Devi will be unfurling tricolor in the district-level I-day programme in Jashpur.

Dr. Raman Singh pays homage to legendary singer Md. Rafi

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today paid homage to legendary Hindi singer Mohammad Rafi on his death anniversary on Tuesday. In a message released by Chief Minister, he mentioned that world-famous Hindi film singer had recorded more than 26 thousand songs in his melodious voice in a career spanning four decades from the year 1940-1980. Listeners were enthralled with his enchanting melodies which depicted ups and downs of human life. His voice replicated Indian emotions and sentiments. Chief Minister said that Mohammad Rafi sang  Chhattisgarhi songs also. His first film was 'Kahi Debe Sandesh'  produced-directed by Mr. Manu Naik. The lyrics had been written by (Late) Dr. Hanumant Naidu Rajdeep.  It may be recalled that singer Rafi was born on 24 December 1924 at Kotla Sultan Singh Amritsar (Punjab) and passed away at Mumbai on 31 July 1980. He was awarded Padmasri in 1965.  


Chief Minister serves food to devotees, thousands throng to Bohramdev temple

 Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh served food to devotees who thronged to the world famous Bohramdev Temple on the auspicious occasion of first 'Savan Somvaar'. Large number of 'Kavaadis' and devotees had a darshan of the temple. The food was sponsored by social service organization 'Join Hands Parivar'. Most of the devotees came from district headquarter town Kawardha on foot. Chief Minister congratulated on the devotees and wished them a bright future. He prayed for bountiful rainfall and good crops in the state.

Chief Minister's wife Mrs. Veena Singh, their MP son Mr. Abhishek Singh, MLA Mr. Ashok Sahu, State Backward Classes  Commission Chairman Dr. Siyaram Sahu, Zilla Panchayat Chairman Mr. Santosh Patel, Bohramdev Temple Management Committee Secretary Mr. Ratan Singh, Nagar Palika Parsihad Chairperson Kawardha Mrs. Devkumari Chandravanshi, Senior officers of the district and several panchs-sarpanchs were also present. Water was arranged for the 'kavadis' and devotees from Kawardha to Bohramdev . The villagers welcomed the devotees with garlands of flowers all through the route. Large number of school children were seen spreading the message of 'swachhta'. Devotees planted saplings on ten acre site on the Kawardha-Bohramdev route.   

Mobile Tihar launches, CM and Kangana Ranaut distributed smartphones

The biggest benefit of communication revolution scheme will be to the rural masses, farmers and laborers: Dr. Raman Singh: Chief Minister launched state-wide 'Mobile Tihar': 556 Mobile towers also inaugurated

Said: the state will now be known as 'Smart Chhattisgarh'

CM launches panchayat distribution scheme for Raipur district

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that the people of Chhattisgarh will get the biggest benefit of Communication Revolution plan. The farmers and laborers of that area will also get the benefit. Dr. Singh expressed the views of this effect while inaugurating state-wide Mobile Tihar for free smart phone distribution under the Communication Revolution scheme of state government in capital Raipur this afternoon.

    He said that the smart phone of FourG, which is with the Chief Minister and the Ministers, will now be in the hands of the village workers. Chhattisgarh is entering a new era. If smart mobile phones reach 50 lakh people in the hands of the state, then it will be a big miracle in itself. Now our Chhattisgarh will be known as 'Smart Chhattisgarh'. Nationally, higher education institutions like Triple-IT, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and IIT are also being started in the state. The change in the lives of the people of the state will also become the basis for development of Chhattisgarh.

    In a function organized at the Indoor Stadium in front of the local old man, he said that this is the biggest smart phone distribution scheme in the country and the world and it is a major step towards the state government towards women empowerment. He presented a mobile phone to some of the beneficiaries in the ceremony as a symbol. On this occasion Chief Minister released 556 towers to increase mobile connectivity in the state under the Communication Revolution scheme. They also released a mobile app 'Goth' prepared by the state government on the smart phones being given under the scheme, in which people will get useful information on the issues related to farming with the various schemes of the government. People will also be able to see the program based on Chhattisgarhi art culture in this app. Dr. Raman Singh also inaugurated the Chief Minister's Population Lease Distribution Scheme for the Raipur district in the program and congratulated the beneficiaries by placing the population strap with some hands on their hands. Under the scheme, one lakh in Raipur district and 18 thousand families in Raipur city will be given lease of population.

    Minister of State for Food and Village Industries, Shri Punnulal Mohale, Urban Administration and Development Minister, Shri Amar Agarwal, Public Works Minister, Mr. Rajesh Murat, Chairman of Text Book Corporation and Mr. Devji Bhai Patel, MLA of Dharsingwa, Chief Secretary of State, Shri Ajay Mr. Aman Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary, Department of Information and Technology, and Ms. Kangna, Mumbai Actress Chhattisgarh government including Ranaut and several senior officials of Raipur district administration were also present.

    Addressing the function, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that under this scheme, about four lakh 60 thousand students of colleges, 40 lakh women in rural areas and five lakh in urban areas within next four months in the state Smart phones will be given to poor families. He said - It is a matter of great pleasure for all of us that in the four days of the launch of the Communication Revolution scheme at Jagdalpur (Bastar) at the hands of President Shri Ramnath Kovind, its distribution started in the state today. The Chief Minister said - Under the scheme, hands which will have smart phones, they will be able to make online transactions of several types of transactions, including railway ticket bookings. Cricket matches can also be seen in this. He said that Chhattisgarh is fast moving forward towards development and is changing rapidly. The journey of the year 2003 to date has ended in the state of migrating. Road and rail connectivity has expanded. The communication network is also expanding.

    The Chief Minister told a large number of youth present in the program that it is important to be passion and zeal for success in life. While mentioning the film actress Ms Kangna Ranaut, who attended the function, Dr. Singh said that Ms. Kangana has emerged from a small village in Himachal Pradesh and has made her place in Mumbai's film industry today. On the occasion, the Chief Minister said on this occasion that if the mobile phone is coming in 50 lakh new hands in Chhattisgarh then the density of the telephone will increase in India.

    The function was also addressed by Shri Aman Kumar Singh, Chief Secretary, Information and Technology, State Government. Shri Singh highlighted the page surface of the Communication Revolution plan. He said that Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh had visited rural areas of Narayanpur, Bijapur and Sukma districts of the state under the state-wide Loksuraj campaign in April 2017, where people had told them that school, anganwadi, hospital etc. everything Is nearby, but there is no mobile phone. When the Chief Minister was informed that only 29 per cent of rural households have a mobile phone in Chhattisgarh, then they instructed us to make such a plan, through which mobile phones are in the hands of all the people of the state. They also instructed us to increase mobile phone connectivity like rail connectivity in the state. The scheme started in the state in the guidance of the Chief Minister.

    Shri Aman Kumar Singh said that on 26th July 2018, in the history of Chhattisgarh, it will be written in the golden letters, as the first citizen of the country Shri Ramnath Kovind inaugurated the Communication Revolution Scheme of Chhattisgarh Government in Bastar district. Mobile held today at the indoor stadium of the capital

Chief Minister will inaugurate state-wide mobile Tihar in the capital on July 30

Raipur: Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh will inaugurate state-wide mobile Tihar by distributing free smart phones to students of Raipur district in Raipur district on July 30 in Raipur district. The ceremony will start here at 11 am in the indoor stadium in front of the old pond (Vivekananda Sarovar).

 The district administration has started preparations to organize mobile Tihar. In this regard, Collector O.P. Chaudhary took a meeting of principals and administration officials of different colleges in the district and redressed them at the Collector's premises yesterday. Shri Chaudhary said that in this special event of mobile Tihar, Mr. Ramesh Bais, Lok Sabha MP from Raipur, Mr. Brij Mohan Agrawal, Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources of the State, Urban Administration and Development Minister, Shri Amar Agarwal, Minister of Public Works, Housing and Environment, Mr. Rajesh Murat , Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister, Shri Poonu Lal Mohale, President of Textbook Corporation and MLA Dharsinwa Shree Mr. Pramod Dubey, Mayor of Raipur Nagar Municipal Corporation, MLA from Raipur, Mr. Satyanarayan Sharma, Abhanpur MLA Mr. Dhanendra Sahu, MLA Raipur (North) Mr. Shreekhand Sundarani, Arang MLA Mr. Navin Makrandey, Chairman District Panchayat Raipur Smt. Sharda Devi Verma Special guests will be present as well. Apart from them, Mumbai's film artist Ms Kangna Ranavat will also be present in the program.

College Information for Your Smart Phone
Entry in the website by July 31

    Collector O.P. Chaudhary has instructed all government and private universities and colleges of Raipur district to register the information of eligible students in the website of Communications Revolution scheme by July 31. Collector Shri Choudhary, here today, in the Red Cross meeting room located at the District Collectorate Complex, in the meeting of the principals of the government and private colleges of the district, the above instructions were given. Expressing deep dissatisfaction with the nodal officers of the slow-moving colleges, he has instructed to complete the entry in the prescribed time limit. The collector said that if any student of any institute fails to get mobile due to lack of entry in the website, then the principal of the concerned institution will be personally responsible for this and action will also be taken against him.

Naxal-affected Dantewada to reach President Kovind, farmers and children will meet after worship

President Ramnath Kovind reached the dense Naxal-affected district of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh. President Ramnath Kovind's helicopter landed in Javanka of Dantewada. Here the President will meet the farmers of Naxal affected areas and look at the farm model center. After this they will meet the students of the Ashram Education City. Then at around one o'clock in the afternoon, they worshiped in the Danteshwari temple. The President is accompanied by Dr. Ravindra Singh, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh.

Let us know that President Ramnath Kovind reached the Jagdalpur airport in Bastar at about 10.30 in the morning. Here the Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh welcomed the President. During this time there was a light drizzle. Due to the bad weather of Jagdalpur, the President's helicopter was not able to take for Dantewada. The President was adjourned in the VIP lounge of Jagdalpur Airport. Then after the clearance of the weather at around 11.11 in the morning, Ramnath left for Kovind helicopter to Javgaon in Dantewada. During this time, he will meet the tribal children of Naxal affected areas studying in the Ashram of Education City. With this, the President will also dine with them.

Significantly, today is the first anniversary of the oath of office by Ramnath Kovind. Ramnath Kovind has come to celebrate with the tribals, the first anniversary of taking oath as the President. Under this, on 25 and 26 July they are on Bastar migration. During this two-day stay, the President will be involved in various programs in Dantewada and Jagdalpur.

Strike: Wheel of more than 25 thousand trucks in Chhattisgarh

The truck owner association has started the movement for its five-point demands. There are more than 25 thousand trucks in Chhattisgarh and the loss of 1500 crores per day due to their well-known wheels. On behalf of Akhil Bhartiya Moere Congress, the state's truck owner association has started an indefinite strike from Friday. Know the trucks' wheels first, there is a lot of impact on transport in Chhattisgarh.

There are more than 25 thousand trucks in the state. All truck operators in the state have supported this movement. Baljinder Singh, secretary of Truck Owners Association, says that going on in the strike of the transporter, the state could have a financial loss of Rs.1500 crores per day. Diesel prices are continuously increasing. The transporter wants diesel to be included in GST.

Truck owners association says that third-party insurance of vehicles is being forcibly opposed by the transporter. There are many demands including the amount of fat in the name of fitness tax, increase in fees under permit name. Whether the truck parts or amounts of insurance are getting old in constant value, but freight is not growing for the past five years.

Raipur: Daughters of marriage are a touching opportunity: Dr. Raman Singh: A family of 75 thousand daughters of poor families so far in the Chief Minister Kanya Marriage Scheme

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh gave blessings to 119 pairs in the mass marriage ceremony organized here under the Chief Minister Kanya Vivah Yojna in Sarona here this evening. The ceremony was organized jointly by the Women and Child Development Department of the State Government and the Rajput Selfless Service Association. On this occasion, a large number of citizens were present along with women and child development and social welfare minister Smt. Ramsheela Sahu, the wife of Chief Minister Raman Singh, Mrs Veena Singh along with her family members and President of the Rajput Selfless Service Association, Smt. Ela Kalchuri. The event was organized at Thakur Vighnaharan Singh Bhawan in Sarona. The wedding of the brides of various societies ended in the ceremony.

    Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that under the scheme starting from 2005, 75 thousand daughters of poor families have completed their marriage in the last 13 years and their family is settled. I am fortunate that under this scheme, I have had the opportunity of giving blessings to the daughters in the collective marriage ceremonies held from time to time in different districts of the state. He said - When daughters get married then it is a passionate moment for each parent and family and a chance to touch the heart. The Chief Minister blessed all the newlyweds with a happy life and said that in the same way, different colors and Khushboo flowers make a bouquet together, in the same way, this event consists of people of all classes, which is the identity and strength of Chhattisgarh. He said that the poor families had to sell their homes for the first daughter's marriage, but now the daughters do not have to worry about marriage. He challenged the newlyweds to continue their continuous studies, to keep away from addictions, to honor the elderly and to establish a family of happy family-happy family, to make their life happy. On this occasion, the Chief Minister also distributed gifts and Munga and Udalala plants provided by all the Brides Rajput Selfless Service Association.

     The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Ramsheela Sahu said that under the leadership of Chief Minister, many schemes are being run for the welfare and development of women and children. In the Chief Minister Kanyadan scheme poor families of all the families are being provided assistance for their daughters' marriage. He said that today, the couple who have been married in this event have taken the oath of not killing daughter, not taking dowry or giving dowry. He said that Rs 50 thousand rupees for the marriage of Divyangjan by the Social Welfare Department and if both bride and groom are Divya, then they are being given financial assistance of one lakh rupees. Dr. M. Geetha, Secretary, Women and Child Development Department said that the respective index of women and balloons in Chhattisgarh is better than other states in the country. He said that under the Chief Minister Kanya Vivah Yojna, implemented by Chhattisgarh government, so far, more than 75 thousand pairs are tied in the formulas. 15 thousand rupees are being provided for the marriage of each girl under the scheme by the State Government. Last year, the amount of Rs 15 thousand has been increased to 30 thousand rupees for the marriage of the daughters of drought-hit farmers. Under which 13 thousand 88 farmer families have been given benefit of this scheme.

       In the program Madhuri Manikpuri, a resident of Raipur city, told that she is from a very poor family. His father lives by running a rickshaw. Father was always concerned about my marriage. Their concern has now turned away from the Home Minister Kanya Marriage Plan. Today I am very happy that the chief minister has been present himself to bless my marriage. I express my gratitude to the Chief Minister. On this occasion, Shri Shyam Bass, President of Chhattisgarh Seed Development Corporation, Mr. Avdesh Gautam, Chairman of the Class Mahasabha, Mr. Rajesh Singh Rana, Director of Women and Child Development Department, Chief Executive Officer of District Panchayat Mr. Deepak Soni and a large number of Brides The family members were present.

The golden age of Hindi poetry ended with the demise of Shri Gopal Das Neeraj: Dr. Raman Singh

Chief Minister expressed deep sorrow over the demise of popular poet Shri Neeraj

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has expressed deep sorrow over the passing away of popular Hindi poet Shri Gopal Das 'Neeraj'. He has said that the passing of a golden era of the development of modern Hindi poetry ended with the passing away of Mr. Neeraj. His death is irreparable damage to Hindi literature.

    The Chief Minister said- Late Shri Gopal Das Neeraj through his poems has given a very expressive expression to the various colors of human sensibilities in the country and society for years. He got immense popularity on the forums of poet conferences Many of his poems collections were also published. Dr. Raman Singh said that with the literary fraternity of Chhattisgarh and the people here, there was also a yearly old and emotional relationship between Shri Gopal Das Neeraj. Shri Niraj came to Chhattisgarh several times and charmed thousands of listeners through poems in poet conferences. It is known that Shri Gopaldas Neeraj, honored with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan ornaments of the Government of India, passed away today at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

    Mr. Gopaldas Neeraj was born on January 4, 1925 in village Purbli (District-Etawah) in Uttar Pradesh. Mr. Neeraj was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 1991 and the Padma Bhushan in the year 2007. Apart from this, in the year 1994, the Yash Bharti Award was also given by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Institute Lucknow. Shri Neeraj wrote many songs in Hindi films too. He was also honored with the Filmfare Award three times for his songwriting, in which the song 'Chanda and Power', made in the 1970s, was the wheel of the song, the song of the 1971 film 'Idol' - just this crime I I am the man-I love the man, and in the year 1972, the song 'My Name Joker' - a brother! Just let's see. His poem collections comprise around 17 poetry collections including Conflicts (1944), 'Endlessness' (year 1946), 'Karwan Gujar Gaya' (year 1964) and 'Then Deep Jalaga' (year 1970).

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

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