Vikas Yatra 2018 : Chief Minister inaugurates-lays foundation of 64 construction works worth Rs 217 crore : Inauguration of Jairamnagar-Masturi-Malhar-Jondhra-Lavan Road worth nearly Rs 137 crore


Bhumipujan of Jairamnagar Railway Over-bridge worth nearly Rs 41.75 crore
Goods and subsidies distributed 21 thousand 464 beneficiaries under various schemes , 'aabaadi patta to 16 thousand 829 families

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today addressed the general assembly in Masturi area of Bilaspur district, which was held under state-wide Vikas Yatra. On the occasion, Dr Singh inaugurated and did bhumi-pujan of 64 works worth nearly Rs 217 crore 61 lakh. This includes inauguration of 38 works worth Rs 152.56 crore and bhumi-pujan of 26 new works worth nearly Rs 65 crore. Chief Minister distributed goods and cheques of financial to more than 21 thousand beneficiaries under various schemes, 'aabaadi patta' to 16 thousand 829 families, paddy bonus worth Rs 17 crore 92 lakh to 13 thousand 340 farmers and drought-relief funds worth Rs 12 crore 12 lakh to 13 thousand 193 farmers. 

Works inaugurated by Chief Minister include Jairamnagar-Masturi-Malhar-Jondhra-Lavan Road built at the cost of nearly Rs 137 crore, Kohrauda-Daldali road worth Rs 2 crore, power substation of 33/11 KV capacity worth Rs 2 crore in Kevantadih, road from Atal Capitol Complex to Sukhripali built at the cost of Rs one crore 73 lakh, eight additional rooms and electrification works in Government Madanlal Shukla College Seepat worth Rs one crore 40 lakh. 

Dr Singh did bhumipujan and foundation laying of over-bridge near Jairamnagar on Hawda-Mumbai railway route worth Rs 41 crore 75 lakh, Lilagar anicut under solar micro irrigation scheme worth Rs six crore 61 lakh, Rahtator anicut being built under solar micro irrigation scheme worth Rs three crore 31 lakh, mini-stadium worth Rs three crore in Pachpedi, and new building of government higher secondary school Masturi worth Rs two crore 67 lakh.

On the occasion, Assembly Speaker Mr. Gaurishankar Agrawal, Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly Mr. Badrinath Diwan, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Mr. Ajay Chandrakar, Urban Administration Minister Mr. Amar Agrawal, MP Mr. Lakhan Lal Sahu, Women Commission Chairman Mrs. Harshita Pandey, Chhattisgarh Housing Board Mr. Bhupendra Singh Savanni, Ex-Speaker of Legislative Assembly Mr. Dharamlal Kaushik, Jila Panchayat President Bilaspur Mr. Deepak Sahu, Mayor Bilaspur Municipal Corporation Mr. Kishore Rai and a large number of villagers were also present. 




Mungeli established several milestones of development: Dr. Raman Singh : Chief Minister gifts Rs 173 crore worth works


44 per cent Budget allocated to deprived sections of society  

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that new district Mungeli had established many milestones of developments in a short span of six years. He was addressing a massive public meeting after conducting a road show as a part of State-wide 'Vikaas Yatra' at Mungeli. Food Minister and local MLA Mr. Punnulal Mohale gave a detailed report of the developmental activities. Chief Minister said that the district had developed spectacularly and had surpassed all expectations.

Chief Minister said that the district administration should be appreciated along with the local MLA for integrated development of Mungeli. The Public Distribution System (PDS) had been streamlined by Mr. Mohale. Dr. Raman Singh dedicated, laid foundation stones and performed 'bhoomipujan' of 442 developmental works worth Rs.173 crore.  He transferred paddy bonus worth Rs 67 crore 28 lakh to about 48 thousand farmers Online. He distributed 'population lease' (Abaadi paatas) to 14 thousand families and domestic cooking gas connections to several women under the Prime Minister  'Ujjwala' scheme.

Dr. Raman Singh revealed that State Government keeping in mind the population percentage of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes had allocated 44 per cent funds for their socio-economic development. Scheduled Castes' Development Authority had been established in the Scheduled Castes dominated districts. Adivasi Development Authority had been established in the Scheduled Tribes' dominated districts. The developmental works had picked apace in these regions. When citizens talk about development its based on trust.

Chief Minister said that expansive 'Jaitkham' had been constructed at Giroudpuri- birth place of Guru Baba Ghasidas. The citizens are enjoying prosperity with blessings of Baba. He added that the contribution of Scheduled Castes in the rapid development of Chhattisgarh is immense. Dr. Raman Singh said that innumerable schemes had been launched for the benefit of cross-sections of society during the past 14 years. Several projects had been introduced for the socio-economic betterment of poor, farmers and villagers, infants and pregnant women. Books are being distributed to school students and sewing machines to women. Bonus is being distributed to farmers.
Dr. Raman Singh said that network of roads is being laid across the State. All the hamlets will be electrified in four months period. He expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi for introducing 'Ayushman Bharat' scheme and Ujjwala project. He said that Ayushman Bharat Yojana is the largest health care project in the entire world helping poor and deprived sections of the society. Assembly Speaker Mr. Gowrishankar Agrawal, Food Minister Mr. Punnulal Mohale, Urban Development Minister Mr. Amar Agrawal, Tourism Minister Mr. Dayaldas Baghel, Public Works Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat, MP Mr. Lakhanlal Sahu, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Tokhan Sahu, Zilla Panchayat Chairperson Mrs. Krishna Baghel and many prominent personalities were also present. 




Navagarh of Bemetara district is a unique hub of social harmony : Dr Raman Singh


Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that Navagarh area of Bemetara district is a unique hub of social harmony, which is inspiring for all. State-level event of Panthi folk dance organized in Navagarh is one-of-its-kind. Chief Minister expressed these thoughts while addressing the general assembly held in village Sambalpur (Navagarh block) of Bemetara district today under state-wide Vikas Yatra. Chief Minister gave assurance of providing every possible support in development of irrigation families in Navagarh area. He said that the proposals received for expansion of irrigation facility will be sanctioned after examination.

In the general assembly, Dr Singh inaugurated and laid foundation of 52 various construction works worth nearly Rs 152 crore 57 lakh. This includes 24 construction works worth nearly Rs 91 crore 38 lakh and bhumi-pujan-foundation laying of 28 construction works worth nearly Rs 61 crore 18 lakh. On the occasion, Chief Minister distributed insurance amount of Rs 155 crore 86 lakh under crop insurance scheme to 70 thousand 934 farmers, paddy bonues worth Rs 80 crore 96 lakh to 59 thousand 805 farmers of the district, and 'aabaadi patta' to one lakh 16 thousand 802 families. This includes one lakh six thousand 802 rural families and 9268 urban families. Dr Singh distributed LPG connection to one thousand women under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. On the occasion, Assembly Speaker Mr. Gaurishankar Agrawal, Tourism and Culture Minister Mr. Dayaldas Baghel, MLA Mr. Awdhesh Chandel, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Labhchand Bafna, Ex-Speaker of Legislative Assembly Mr. Dharamlal Kaushik and other public representatives.

Chief Minister said that State Government has not only built roads, bridges and infrastructure in villages, but has also made proper arrangements for food security and medical facilities for poor people. State Government conducts various schemes to benefit labourers. Welfare Schemes worth nearly Rs 250 crore are being implemented to benefit 12.50 lakh labourers of the state. Chief Minister said that I am here to take blessings from public, I am on this journey to distribute paddy bonus worth Rs 1700 crore to farmers, bonus worth Rs 700 crore to tendupatta collectors, 'aabaadi patta' to 12 lakh families. This Vikas Yatra commenced from Dantewada, and since then every general assembly has marked massive public gathering and zealous show of love and support.

Works inaugurated by Chief Minister in the general assembly held in Sambalpur village of Navagarh block includes Samuh Jal Praday Pariyojana built in 54 villages at the cost of Rs 73 crore 11 lakh, power substation of capacity 33/11 KV established in village Kurra and Chandanu, community health centre in Navagarh built at the cost of Rs two crore 43 lakh, new ITI building in Navagarh at the cost of Rs two crore 7 lakh, mini-stadium built in Sambalpur area at the cost of Rs 51 lakh, SDO Revenue Office building in Navagarh worth nearly Rs 36 lakh, MNREGA building in 31 lakh, District Cooperative Central Bank building in Nagar Panchayat headquarters Maro worth nearly Rs 25 lakh, Atal Samrasta building worth Rs 19 lakh in Sambalpur.

Dr Singh laid foundation of remodeling and lining work of main canal and distributaries of Sakri canal phase-2, bridge construction on Haaf River on Kesla-Yogideep-Khamhariya Road worth Rs 7 crore 59 lakh, Hemabandh-Bhanvarda-Amlidih Road construction work worth Rs six crore 45 lakh, bridge construction work on Andhiyakhor-Marka Road worth Rs two crore 70 lakh, road construction work from Hathadadu to Kamta road worth Rs two crore 70 lakh, approach road from Koda to Karchuva worth Rs one crore 95 lakh, Gidhwa-Parasda Arakshit Pakshi Vihar Pariyojana worth nearly Rs 68 lakh and Bus Stand worth Rs 46 lakh 72 thousand in Sambalpur.

Chief Minister Dr Singh distributed bicycles to 1000 labourers, sewing machines to 50 women, tool kit and security equipments to 200 labourers, motorized tricycle to 10 beneficiaries, subsidy of Rs 6 lakh to five farmers on behalf of Horticulture Department, 30 tablets to schools of 15 villages, hearing aid to seven, house sanction letter under Prime Minister Housing Scheme to 10 beneficiaries, skill certificate to 50 trainees, smart cards to 10 beneficiaries.




'Women can say hello-hello to Chief Minister on Smart phones': Dr. Raman Singh : 'Rs 600 crore spent on developing Batapara in four years'


Workers to benefit to the tune of Rs 250 crore during Vikas Yatra      

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today said that several projects worth Rs 250 crore are being implemented for the welfare of 12 lakh 50 thousand workers during Vikaas Yatra in the State. Cycles, sewing machines, tiffin boxes and other social welfare schemes are being distributed to stone breakers, brick-kiln workers and other labourers.  He was addressing a massive public gathering at tehsil headquarter Simga district Balodabazar-Batapara. Large number of women participated in the public meeting. Dr. Raman Singh said that in the next four months about 50 lakh Smart phones will be distributed as a part of Information Technology Revolution. Sisters can say ''Hello-Hello  to Chief Minister also''.

Dr. Raman Singh said that there are certain schemes which change our lives and some revolutionize the coming generations also. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi's 'Ayushman Bharat' Yojana is one such scheme that will benefit the heart, liver and kidney patients by treating them free of cost. Thirty-seven families will benefit in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister said that State Government social-welfare schemes cover the entire spectrum of life from birth to death. Under 'Noni Suraksha Yojana' the State deposits Rs Five thousand every year and the daughter gets Rs One lakh on attaining the age of 18. He dedicated and performed 'bhoomipujan' of 31 development works worth Rs 154 crore.

Chief Minister said that the true meaning of development can be seen in Chhattisgarh. The entire country is seeing the amazing transformation of the State during the past almost 15 years.  Loans are given to the farmers on 'Zero' per cent interest rate. The pace of development had been accelerated during the past couple of years. The poorer sections of the society had been freed of hunger and starvation. The medical treatment is free of cost. He added that deprived sections of the society are getting Re 1 a kilogram of rice and salt free of cost. Farmers are getting 'Paddy bonus'. Just by clicking on laptops the farmers are obtaining bonus.

  Dr. Raman Singh said that the poor need not worry regarding the weddings of their daughters. Network of roads had been laid in Simga and all over the State. All the dwellings in the villages will be lit in another four months' time under the Prime Minister 'Sahaj' Bijli Yojana. He said that developmental works are reaching all the remote towns and villages. Developmental works worth Rs Six hundred crores had been implemented in Batapara alone in the last four years. The region had established many a milestones in development.

While appreciating the extra-ordinary work done by local MLA Mr. Shivratan Sharma, Chief Minister said that he had bagged the 'Best MLA' award in the Assembly. Dr. Raman Singh said that development works worth Rs Six hundred crore implemented in one Assembly area in four years is truly noteworthy. When Chhattisgarh was not carved out, the region never received Rs Six hundred crore in one installment. Shivnath river is the 'Lifeline' of Batapara Assembly constituency. The untiring efforts of local MLA Mr. Sharma had  brought 40 thousand acres under irrigation. He said that farmers of Simga can avail water from the irrigation pumps located on the banks of Shivnath river. Dr.Raman Singh said that State had re-launched Rs One lakh subsidy for electrification of irrigation pumps to farmers.

Chief Minister said that the rejuvenation work of Simga-based Udvahan Irrigation Project at a cost of Rs Three crore is very crucial. The project is lying in disuse for the past 53 years since 1965-1966. Assembly Speaker Mr. Gowrishankar Agrawal, Public Works Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat, MP Mr. Ramesh Bais, MLA Shivratan Sharma and office-bearers of various organizations were also present.




Vikas Yatra 2018 : Chief Minister inaugurates-lays foundation of 31 construction works worth Rs 154 crore


Paddy bonus worth Rs 21.26 crore to more than 15 thousand farmers of Bhatapara area

Paddy bonus worth Rs 21.26 crore distributed to more than 15 thousand farmers of Bhatapara area

Goods and cheques of financial aids worth Rs 54 crore distributed to more than 29 thousand beneficiaries of various schemes

Bhumipujan of Bhatapara bypass road to be built at the cost of nearly Rs 55.42 crore

Foundation laying of Bhatapara-Chandkhuri Road widening and repairing worth worth Rs 32 crore and Kesla Solar Micro Irrigation Scheme worth Rs 11.60 crore

Chief  Minister Dr Raman Singh inaugurated-laid foundation of 31 construction works worth nearly Rs 154 crore 54 lakh at general assembly held in Simga area of Balodabazar-Bhatapara district under state-wide Vikas Yatra. This includes inauguration of 16 completed construction works worth Rs 17 crore 83 lakh and foundation laying-bhumipujan of 15 new construction works worth Rs 136 crore 71 lakh. Chief Minister did bhumipujan of Bhatapara bypass road worth Rs 55 crore 42 lakh, Bhatapara-Chandkhuri widening-repairing work worth Rs 32 crore, Kesla solar micro irrigation scheme worth Rs 11 crore 60 lakh. He distributed goods and cheques of financial aid worth nearly Rs 54 crore to 29 thousand 164 beneficiaries of various schemes. He distributed paddy bonus worth Rs 21 crore 26 lakh to 15 thousand 576, house sanction letter to 2392 families of Prime Minister Housing Scheme, LPG connection to 150 women under Prime Minister Ujjwala Scheme. Legislative Assembly Speaker Mr. Gaurishankar Agrawal, MP Mr. Ramesh Baid, MLA and Vice-Chairman of Scheduled Caste Development Authority Dr Sanam Jangade and MLA Mr. Shivratan Sharma were also present.

Works inaugurated by Chief Minister mainly include renovation and canal lining work  of Tarenga Diversion done at the cost of Rs 4 crore 86 lakh, Koliha-Mandhar Road worth Rs three crore 25 lakh, Rampur anicut repairing work worth Rs two crore 65 lakh, newly-built mini stadiums in Kodwa, Mopar, Datrengi, Chaurenga and Rohra worth Rs two crore 56 lakh. Besides, Dr Singh also inaugurated shopping complex in Bhatapara Municipal Council worth Rs one crore 16 lakh, bridge built on Jamunaiya Nala on Bitkuli-Jangda Road at the cost of Rs two crore 50 lakh, 10 smart aanganbadi buildings worth Rs 16 lakh in Bhatapara Assembly Jurisdiction, Veterinary Hospital building in Ravaan worth Rs 19 lakh, and Atal Samrasta building worth Rs 19.39 lakh in Mopka.

Chief Minister laid foundation of Simha Irrigation Scheme renovation work worth Rs one crore 83 lakh, bridge construction from Chauranga to Manohara worth Rs 94.56 lakh, High School buildings in Chaurenga and Chakravay worth Rs one crore 47 lakh, road construction from Rajadhar to Gurra and from Khairghat to Dhobni worth Rs 5 crore 49 lakh, roadside drainage, pipeline extension and shopping complex in Bhatapara Municipal Corporation worth Rs 25 crore, primary health centre buildings in Nipaniya and Bitkuli worth Rs one crore 40 lakh.

More than eight thousand labourers benefitted

In the general assembly, Chief Minister distributed goods and cheques of financial aid to more than eight thousand labourers under various schemes of Labour Department. This includes distribution of bicycles to three thousand labourers, toolkits to 2250 labourers, security equipments to 2250 labourers. Dr Singh distributed cheques of scholarships to 190 students under Medhavi Chhatravritti Yojana, incetive cheque to two hundred beneficiaries under Vivah Sahayta Yojana, cheques to 100 women under Prasooti Sahayta Yojana, scholarship under Naunihaal Scholarship Scheme to 500 students. Se Singh distributed electricity connection certificates to 250 beneficiaries under Saubhagya Yojana, rehab equipments to 37 disable beneficiaries.




Government is aware and responsive to the grievances of employees and pensioners : Dr Raman Singh


Additional Annual Expenditure of Rs 500 crore on Dearness Allowance

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that State Government is aware and responsive to various grievances of its employees and pensioners. State Government has issued orders about hike in dearness allowance of employees receiving salary under sixth and seventh pay commission, from Secretariat (Mahanadi Bhavan). In addition, State Government has also issued orders for dearness relief on pensions of retired and deceased pensioners. Now additional expenditure of nearly Rs 500 crore would be incurred in implementation of all these orders.

Chief Minister informed that State Government employees, who were receiving dearness allowance at 4% from January 1, 2017 under revised payscale of year 2017, will be receiving dearness allowance at the rate of 5% from July 1, 2017. The payable amount of hiked allowance will be paid in cash from May 2018.

Chief Minister informed that decision regarding payment of arrears will be taken soon. He further informed that State Government employees, who have been receiving salary under Chhattisgarh Salary Revision Rule 2009,  were receiving dearness allowance at the rate of 136% since January 1, 2017, which has been now increased to 139% since July 1, 2017.

Dr Singh informed that under seventh pay commission, revised rates for dearness relief for retired employees and deceased pensioners have also been sanctioned. They were receiving dearness relief at the rate of 4% every month on original pension and family pension since January 1, 2017, which has been increased to 5% from July 1, 2017. The hiked amount of dearness relief will be paid with pension of May 2018. Chief Minister further informed that retired employees and deceased pensioners of before January 1, 2016 were receiving dearness relief at the rate rate of 136% since January 1, 2017, which has been increased to 139 per cent from July 1, 2017. They will also get this hiked amount of dearness relief from May 2018.




Chief Minister gifts three new tehsils to citizens : Lawan, Gandai, Rengakaar new tehsils : New Chhattisgarh will emerge soon: Dr. Raman Singh


Chief Minister gifts Rs 745 crore worth works       

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh yesterday gifted three new tehsils- Lawan, Gandai, Rengakaar-to the citizens of the State. He is on a State-wide Vikaas Yatra. Lawan (district-Balodabazar) Gandai (district-Rajnandgaon) and Rengakaar (district-Kabirdham) were carved out into new tehsils. They will be developed at a rapid pace.

Dr. Raman Singh while addressing a massive public meeting of Baiga Adivasis at Sahaspur Lohara late last evening said that Rengakaar area will be created as new tehsil. He also sanctioned a multi-purpose community building worth Rs One crore at Lohara. Dr. Raman Singh said that Lohara tank will be beautified and new bank branch will be opened at Jalmala. He addressed meetings at Lawan, Chuhikadan and Sahaspur Lohara. Chief Minister dedicated, laid foundation stones and performed 'bhoomipujan' of 343 developmental works worth Rs 745 crore. He also distributed paddy loans worth Rs 121 crore 79 lakh to about 95 thousand 292 farmers at Lawan, Chuhikadan and Sahapur Lohara.

Chief Minister said that the State had been radically transformed during the past 14 years due to the various socio-economic policies implemented by the authorities. He revealed that it is only a trailer of development. 'Film abhi baaki hai'. Chhattisgarh will emerge as the most developed state in India and the entire world will take cognizance of it. The entire State is racing towards development. Referring to village Rampur (Tatapur) his birth place (Janam Bhoomi) in Sahaspur Lohara region district Kabirdham he said that its soil is like 'chandan' to him. Network of roads and electricity lnks had been laid in the district. There will not be any low voltage problem for the next 50 years.

Chief Minister dedicated 127 development works worth Rs 287 crore 39 lakh in the three public meetings he had addressed. He laid foundation stones and performed 'bhoomipujan' of 216 works worth Rs 457 crore 60 lakh in the three places. Dr. Raman Singh dedicated 86 development works worth Rs 206 crore at Lawan. He dedicated and performed 'bhoomipujan' of 95 developmental works worth Rs 338 crore at Chuhikadan and 162 works worth Rs 200 crore at Sahaspur. He distributed 2, 000 ' population lease' (Abaadi pattas) to families at Lawan and 27 thousand 478 lease pattas at  at Chuhikadan. Dr. Raman Singh transferred Online paddy bonus worth Rs 62 crore 72 lakh to about 49 thousand 140 farmers to their bank accounts at Sahaspur Lohara.

Assembly Speaker Mr. Gowrishankar Agrawal, Food Minister Mr. Punnulal Mohale, MP Mrs. Kamladevi Patle, MLAs Mr.Sanam Jaangde, Mr. Shivratan Sharma, Zilla Panchayat Chairperson Mrs. Poonam Markandeya, Raipur Development Authority Chairman Mr. Sanjay Srivastav.

At Chuhikadan public meeting MP Mr. Abhishek Singh, Public Works Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat and many prominent citizens were present.

 

 




Chief Minister dedicates, performs 'bhoomipujan' of works worth Rs 338 crore at Chuhikadan


Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today dedicated, laid foundation stones and performed 'bhoomipujan' of 95 development works worth Rs 338 crore at Chuhikadan district Rajnandgaon.  He dedicated 21 development works worth Rs 126 crore and laid the foundation stones of 74 works worth Rs 212 crore. Chief Minister distributed relief materials worth Rs 51 crore to 59 thousand 162 beneficiaries of several social welfare schemes.

Dr. Raman Singh dedicated-Pradhanpaat barrage built at a cost of Rs 59 crore, Piparia reservoir canal lining at a cost of Rs 39 crore 10 lakh, modern bridge over Karra canal built on Rajnadgaon-Kawarda- Podi route built at a cost of Rs 13 crore 70 lakh, Karra-Kutelikurd-Padmavatipur road laid down at a cost of Rs 3 crore 96 lakh, Patharha-Kalegondhi road  laid down at a cost of Rs 2 crore 83 lakh.

Dr. Raman Singh gave away Prime Minister Housing Scheme sanction letters to 3763 beneficiaries, domestic gas connections to 600 women under the Prime Minister 'Ujjwala' project. He also gave away cycles to  2000 workers, safety equipment to 1500 workers, E-Rickshaws to five beneficiaries, Smart Cards to 13 thousand 478 families, Rs 53 lakh worth cheques to Women's Self-Help Groups.

Public works Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat, MP Mr. Abhishek Singh, Janpad Panchayat Khairagarh Chairman Mr. Vikrant Singh and prominent personalities were also present.  




Lawan will be upgraded to Tehsil status: Dr. Raman Singh : Development of State is visible all over country: Chief Minister


Rs 206 crore worth works gifted to region 

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today said that the spectacular development of Chhattisgarh during the past 14 years is visible all over the country. He was addressing a massive public meeting at Lawan district Balodabazar-Batapara as a part of his State-wide 'Vikas Yatra'.  The massive turnout of the villagers, farmers and commoners indicates that they are willing partners in the progress of State. Efforts are being made to provide high-quality infrastructure -electricity, roads and drinking water in all the remote villages of the entire State. Dr. Raman Singh assured the large gathering that Lawan will be upgraded to Tehsil status soon.

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh added that paddy bonus worth Rs 1700 crore will be distributed during 'Vikas Yatra' Crops' Insurance Scheme worth Rs 1, 140 crore will be given to farmers and Rs 568 crore as drought-relief. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi had launched 'Ayuyshman Bharat' project to provide financial assistance to the patients. Heart, Liver and Kidney patients can avail of the medical coverage up to Rs 5 lakh.

Dr. Raman Singh said that 50 lakh citizens will be given smart phones free of cost in the next four months. He said that farmers can avail of the 'Flat Rate ' on electricity bills over and above 7, 500 units on more than one irrigation pumps. Subsidy of Rs One lakh on providing electricity connection to irrigation pump had been re-introduced for farmers. He added that new era of development had been taking place in the constituency of Assembly Speaker Mr. Gowrishankar Agrawal. After the formation of new district Balodabazar-Batapara in the year 2012 the pace of development had picked up momentum.

Chief Minister said that after the establishment of Collector's Office, District Hospital and other State Government offices people are having easy access to the facilities. No one could have imagined that the district would develop at such a rapid pace.

Mr. Gowrishankar Agrawal said that with the blessings of Chief minister the district is racing ahead in education, health, irrigation facilities, Navodaya school. MP Mrs. Kamladevi Patle was also present. Chief Minister dedicated, laid foundation stones and performed 'bhoomipujan' of 86 development works worth Rs 206 crore. He dedicated 27 works worth Rs 98 crore. He laid the foundation stones of 59 works worth Rs 108 crore. Dr. Raman Singh distributed relief materials worth Rs 61 crore to 37 thousand 666 beneficiaries of several social-welfare schemes. He gave away Prime Minister Housing Project sanction letters to 2 thousand families. Food Minister Mr. Punnulal Mohale, MLA Mr. Sanam Jaangde, Zilla Panchayat Chairperson Mrs. Poonam Markandeya, Raipur Development Authority Chairman Mr. Sanjay Srivastav, former MP Mr. Bhushan Jaangde and prominent personalities were also present.

Dr. Raman Singh dedicated Tarashiv aniqut built at a cost of Rs 16 crore 60 lakh, canal lining and rejuvenation of Balar Reservoir at a cost of Rs 26 crore, Ludhudih-Parasvani canal bridge laid at a cost of Rs 11 crore 90 lakh,  bridges over Kosmasra canal on Sirpur-Baldakachar -Kasdol route and 'Nal-Jal' project at Gaboudh- Paravani. He also dedicated Amera-Purena-Khaprii road (Rs 7 crore 25 lakh), Livelihood College building built at a cost of Rs 3 crore 38 lakh at Balodabazar, Datan-Purena- Khapri- Kosmandi road laid at a cost of Rs 21 crore 82 lakh, high School building at Sarva built at a cost of Rs 73.73 lakh.

Chief Minister gave away relief materials to about 10 thousand beneficiaries of several social-welfare schemes. He gave away cycles to 3 thousand workers, 150 sewing machines, instruments to 2250 workers, safety equipment to 2250 workers, Rs 70 lakh to 350 families for Kanya Vivaah, Rs 15.50 lakh to accidents' victims' families, Rs 10.95 lakh to 219 meritorious students, domestic gas connections to 150 women under the Prime Minister 'Ujjwala' yojana. Electricity connections sanction letters to 90 beneficiaries under the Prime Minister 'Sahej Bijli' yojana and motorized tri-cycles to 35 disabled citizens.     




Commission issues guidelines for protection of child rights : Disclosing identity of children in media in cases of sexual harassment is prohibited


Chhattisgarh State Child Rights Protection Commission has issued guidelines for protection of child rights. These guidelines have been issued especially for media. In the context, Chairman of the Commission quoted Section-13 Child Rights Protection Act 2005 and said that under this section, Commission has the right to make recommendations for best interest of children and for effective protection of child rights. He informed that under Juvenile Act 2015 and Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act 2012, Commission has the right keep vigilance too.

Chairman of the Commission informed that under Section 2012 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act 2012, a proper procedure has been provisioned. As per this provision, no person is allowed to report anything, or comment on or invade privacy or malign reputation of any child without having proper or authenticated information in form of any kind of media or studio or photo related facilities. He informed that none of the reports released by media should include child's name, address, photo, family details, school, neighbourhood, or anything that might disclose identity of the child. However, competent special court may allow otherwise in certain sub-judice cases under this Act, if it considers it to be in interest of the child. Any person who violates these provisions would be subjected to imprisonment of not less than 6 months to one year and/or penalty. Chairman of the Commission informed that under Section-74 of Juvenile Act 2015 also, disclosure of child's identity in any kind of media is prohibited. And any person violating these provisions will be subjected to six months of imprisonment and/or penalty of upto Rs 2 lakh. For further details in the context, one may contact officers at Chhattisgarh Child Rights Protection Commission Office in Civil Lines Raipur on phone numbers- 0771-2420093 or 0771-2420094 or 0771-2420095, or on Commission's toll free number 1800-233-0055 or child helpline 1098.




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