Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh expressed his gratitude to the citizens of Chhattisgarh for their overwhelming support to the ‘Vikas Yatra’.
The yatra is meant to assess the extent of development and successful implementation of schemes for the poor, farmers and villagers.
This is the commoners’ Vijay Yatra. While referring to the Vikas Yatras of 2008 and 2013 he added that he is receiving overwhelming backing of the masses now also.
Dr. Raman Singh said that the main objective of this yatra is to connect the last man in the queue to development paradigm.
He was addressing a massive gathering at district headquarter town Dhamtari late last night. He unveiled revolutionary freedom fighter Amar Shaheed VeerNarayan Singh statue. He dedicated, laid foundation stones and performed ‘bhoomipujan’ of 737 development works worth Rs 80 crore.
He also distributed relief materials to one lakh 71 thousand beneficiaries of various social-welfare schemes of the State Government.
Chief Minister also distributed paddy bonus worth Rs 104 crore 67 lakh to about 80 thousand farmers. He gave away population pattas (Aabadi pattas) to about 82 thousand families. It may be mentioned here that Dr. Raman Singh addressed Vikas Yatras at Charama district Kanker and reached Balod district’s Kochwahi, Jagatra, Balodgahan and then Dhamtari.
New era of rapid development had emerged after the implementation of innovative Central Government and State Government social-welfare projects. The people in far-flung Abhujmargh also demand mobile connectivity.
It is a sign of awareness regarding development in the hinterland. The State Government will distribute 50 lakh Smart Phones to herald Information revolution.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal, Panchayat Minister Mr. Ajay Chandrakar, Forest Minister Mr. Mahesh Gaadga, Public Works Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat, MP Mr. Chandulal Sahu, MLA Mr. Shivratan Sharma were present. Chief Minister dedicated 506 developmental works worth Rs 45 crore.>