Raipur Munaadi: On the state foundation Day, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in his address on Sunday extended hearty wishes to people of the state on the occasion of 21st State Foundation Day of Chhattisgarh.
Baghel said that we have successfully begun the development of Chhattisgarh as per the vision of its creators while taking into account the expectations of common people in the state.
In last 22 months, we have implemented schemes with the core objective of welfare and upliftment of poor, farmers, forest dwellers, tribal people and underprivileged people. Positive impact of these schemes have become evident in all the sectors. Our achievements in generating employment, agriculture production, groundwater table improvement, development of commercial and industrial sector, electricity production etc are being lauded at national-level, the chief minister said.
NITI Ayog and other policy maker institutions have praised the successful schemes related to nutrition, health, education and employment that are being implemented in tribal areas of Chhattisgarh, he added.
CM Baghel said that in last one year, 67000 malnourished children have come out of the cycle of malnutrition, as a result of Mukhamantri Suposhan Yojana. Number of malnourished children in the state has declined by 13.79 percent. He said that we have succeeded in turning the vision of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul into reality, the chief minister further said.
Our sincere effort to realize Rahul Gandhi’s vision of justice in agriculture through Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana has revolutionized the entire agriculture sector of Chhattisgarh and transformedthe rural economy. Baghel said that Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana is a unique example of how a scheme launched with the right intention can bring positive changes in the lives of people, he added.
Referring to Godhan Nyaya Yojana, Baghel said that we have paid Rs 39 crore so far against procurement of cow dung. This has provided an additional source of employment and income to villagers in rural areas of Chhattisgarh.
Baghel said that we have taken concrete measures to save farmers of our state from the injustice caused by anti-farmer laws of Central Government. The Mandi Act has been amended and we have also taken important steps towards infrastructure and industrial development of the state. We have signed 25 MoUs for setting up industries and 22 new MoUs are proposed. This will lead to a capital investment of about 20 thousand crores in the state and about 36000 people will get employment due to the same. As a result of our consistent efforts, the Central Government has approved the scheme of converting paddy into ethanol in Chhattisgarh which will create additional income for our farmers. Ethanol production industry has a scope of Rs 10 thousand crores worth investment in the state.
Baghel said that today, in his virtual presence, MP Mr.Rahul Gandhi is transferring an amount of 1500 crore rupees to more than 19 lakh farmers in his account under Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana. We had transferred the previous two installments of Rs 1500 crore each to the farmers on 21 May and 20 August. Under Swami Atmanand English Medium School Scheme, we are starting 52 English medium schools, where education will be provided free of cost. So far, 27 thousand 741 children have taken admission in these schools.
Baghel said that he is also launching an important health plan for the citizens living in slums, under which, citizens and workers living in slum areas will be provided day and night medical facilities.