Supplementary Budget worth Rs 2485.59 crore passed in Vidhan Sabha

Chief Minister announces implementation of ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana’ in the state

Aid of Rs 6000 to be provided every year to the landless and eligible families

Additional Provision of Rs 957 crore for expansion of health facilities and prevention of the third wave of COVID-19

Provision of Rs 520.80 crore for forest dwellers and Rs 695 crore for labourers included

During the discussion on supplementary budget in Vidhan Sabha today, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel announced financial aid of Rs 6000 per year for landless agriculture labourer families of rural areas in Chhattisgarh, under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana. This scheme will be implemented from financial year 2021-22 and provision of Rs 200 crore has been included in the supplementary budget for the same. First supplementary budget of Rs 2485.59 crore was passed in Vidhan Sabha today with voice vote. 

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said during the supplementary budget discussion that Chhattisgarh is the state of farmers and farmers are our food providers. This supplementary budget reemphasizes the State Government’s resolve to bring justice ‘Nyay’. Chief Minister said that Central Government had given consent to take 60 lakh metric tonnes of rice, but only 24 lakh metric tons of rice has been taken from Chhattisgarh. And as a result, we have to auction the remaining stock of paddy at a loss. But we are not letting this challenge get in the way of supporting farmers in the state in every situation, even if we have to take loans for this. 

Chief Minister said that not much time has passed from the launch of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana to the launch of Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana, but scope of these schemes has reached lakhs of people. Farmers' loan waiver, irrigation tax waiver, maximum benefit provided to the farmers selling food grains at support price, tribal and forest dependent families have been provided maximum benefit from the procurement of forest produce, with innovations like Godhan Nyay Yojana rural economy is being transformed. From Bastar to Sarguja, lives of people in small villages, towns, streets, mohallas have visibly transformed.

Chief Minister said that we take pride in our Chhattisgarhi model of development. He said that our Chhattisgarhi model has brought a new ray of hope not only for the residents of Chhattisgarh, but also for the people in other parts of the country living in conditions similar to ours. Every initiative of ours such as malaria-free Bastar, MNREGA, procurement of forest produce, procurement of agricultural produce, village and forest oriented innovations such as Narva, Garua, Ghurva, Bari or Godhan Nyay Yojana, campaign for malnutrition eradication, has brought hope to those people in the country who needed such a positive change since long.

Chief Minister said that whether it is for the food provider labourers or for the destitute labourers, our government has continued to keep all its promises. In the series of Nyay Schemes implemented for farmers and cow-keepers, we are about to implement Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhoomiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana for landless agricultural laborers. We have made a provision of Rs 200 crore for this scheme in this supplementary budget. According to State Government’s decision, Rs 21 crore has been provisioned for Chhattisgarh Disabled Finance and Development Corporation to repay the one-time loan amount to the National Disabled Finance and Development Corporation. A provision of Rs 7.62 crore has been made for the supply of uniforms to Anganbadi workers and helpers.

Chief Minister said that lack of certain facilities posed tough challenges before us during the first and the second wave of COVID-19, hence our government aims to ensure availability of better health facilities in the entire state. This is the reason why our government has made a provision of Rs 957 crore in this supplementary budget for the Department of Health and Medical Education. Chief Minister said that under Ayushman Bharat Yojana and Dr. Khubchand Baghel Health Assistance Scheme, 6 lakh 20 thousand 432 people of the state have been provided medical facilities worth Rs 852 crore. He said that during the second wave, we have not only ensured better management in Chhattisgarh but have also supplied oxygen to other states. Now we are making proper arrangements to prepare for the third wave predicted. For prevention of COVID-19 infection, a provision of Rs 304 crore has been made for medicines and other expenditure, Rs 215 crore has been provisioned for procurement of medical equipment. A provision of Rs.39 crore has also been made for the acquisition of Chandulal Chandrakar Medical College. Keeping in mind the pandemic situation, a provision of Rs 376 crore has been made for the Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package. Provisions have been made for 30-bed hospital in Naimer area of Bijapur district, primary health center in Belpat district-Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, blood bank in district hospital Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi and for establishment of new sub-health center in Alda development block Tilda. For the establishment of new medical colleges in Mahasamund, Korba and Kanker, 348 posts have been setup at the rate of 116 posts per college and a provision of Rs.12 crore has been made. In view of the popularity and utility of Chhattisgarh Haat Bazar Clinic scheme in rural areas, a provision of Rs.7 crore has been made for the scheme.

Chief Minister said that even in the supplementary budget, we are focusing on justice schemes and health facilities. Under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, the state government provides 50 days of employment to rural laborers from the state budget in addition to the 100 days fixed by the Government of India. An additional provision of Rs 50 crore has been made for this purpose. National Rural Livelihood Mission is being run to provide livelihood by connecting rural women with employment oriented activities. A provision of Rs 122 crore has been made to keep the implementation of this scheme going.

Chief Minister said that 46 roads would be constructed in 15 districts at the cost of Rs.942 crore, which would cover about 556 kms. The roads would be constructed through Chhattisgarh Road Construction and Infrastructure Development Corporation. Similarly, State Government has been decided to build 23 roads in 14 districts at the cost of Rs 3 thousand 886 crore through Chhattisgarh State Road Development Sector Project. These construction works will make transport convenient for the common people of the of the state, besides connecting the roads of remote areas with the main roads of the state. A provision of Rs.101.22 lakh has been made for Lakshman Jhula electrification work in Rajim, Gariaband district. A provision of Rs 11.92 crore has been made for seven different development works in Shivrinarayan under Janjgir Champa district. Canal construction on right side of Mand Diversion scheme in Sitapur of Sarguja district and Dudhwa RBC under district Kanker. Provision has been made for the survey work for the extension of the canal up to Charama and for the construction of stop dam on Kukur river in Garhbegal under Narayanpur district. 

Chief Minister said that the CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System) project aims to establish a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness at police station-level. For implementation of this scheme, a provision of Rs 4 crore has been made for taking the services of system integrator. The main objective of the Anti Human Trafficking Unit is to curb bonded labour, prostitution and child labour. A provision of 3 crore 60 lakh has been made under this scheme. A provision of Rs 7 crore 10 lakh has been made for the payment of special ex-gratia grant to the families of soldiers martyred in Naxalite violence. Provision has been made for 13 new posts to set up DNA laboratory under the State Forensic Science Laboratory. Provision has been made for the construction of a special prison with a capacity of 1500 prisoners at a cost of Rs 126 crore in village Nagoi, district Bilaspur.

Chief Minister said that in view of the immense potential of greens, vegetables, fruits and flowers and medicinal and aromatic crops in the state, and with the objective of providing employment opportunities to the trained youth in the state from the academic session 2020-21, Provision has been made for the establishment of a new Horticulture College in the premises of Mahatma Gandhi University of Horticulture and Forestry Village, Sankra, Block-Patan district, Durg. Provision has been made for the establishment of a forestry college in the Mahatma Gandhi University of Horticulture and Forestry campus, Sankra.

Chief Minister further said that Chhattisgarh Mahtari Dular Yojna is being implemented in the entire state of Chhattisgarh from the academic session 2021-22 to provide free school education to the destitute and orphaned children of those who died due to COVID-19. For the children who have lost both the parents to corona, government will bear the entire cost of their education, and would also provide scholarship. Scholarship of Rs 500 per month will be provided to the students of class 1 to 8 and Rs 1000 per month to the students of class 9 to 12. Training and coaching facilities will be made available to the talented students for admission in vocational courses. Rs 4 crore has been provisioned for this purpose. For the purpose of promoting education in remote and inaccessible forests of Chhattisgarh, a total of 68 posts have been created at the rate of 34 posts per college for the establishment of new colleges in village-Avapalli, development block Usur, district-Bijapur and Vishrampuri district-Kondagaon. In order to provide quality higher education, posts are to be created for five government model degree colleges Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Kanker and Jagdalpur under National Higher Education Campaign. Provision has been made for this in the supplementary budget. 

Chief Minister said that provision has been made for the establishment of Swami Atmanand English Medium School in Kutru, District Bijapur. Rs 11 crore has been provisioned for SC Postmatric Scholarship and Rs. 4 crore 80 lakh has been provisioned for tribal postmatric scholarship in the supplementary budget. Provision has also been made for construction of building for Tribal Boys Hostel Godalwahi, development block Chhuria. A total provision of 16.43 crore has been made for development of Ram Vanagaman Tourism Circuit. A provision of Rs 1 crore 30 lakh has been made for the establishment of Swami Vivekananda Memorial Institute in Raipur. Similarly, a provision of Rs 4.65 crore has been made for the construction of Shaheed Veernarayan Singh Memorial and Museum. 


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