Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today paid sudden visit to Baiga tribe populated village Singhari (Bodla block) of Kabeerdham (Kawardha) district, under State-wide Lok Suraaj Abhiyan. Chief Minister at first reached Singhari from capital city Raipur from Raipur via helicopter. As soon as he landed, he went for inspection of construction site of 41-km road en route Bodla-Taregaon-Daldali. He expressed dissatisfaction over the slower pace of ongoing construction work. But he also lauded dedication and dutifulness of Energy Department Officials for providing electricity connection to each and every household of Bodla block and village Singhari.
Chief Minister directed the officials to ensure that to complete the construction work of Bodla-Taregaon-Daldali road before arrival of monsoon.Dr Singh said that this road was sanctioned for convenience of villagers living in this Baiga tribe populated area. Its construction should have been completed six months back, but the contractor concerned is delaying the work. Officials were directed to ensure that the contractor completes the work within given time. Chief Minister also did sudden inspection of tribal boys’ hostel in Singhari, where he interacted children and asked them about their studies, food arrangements and other facilities available.
Dr Singh held chaupal under the shade of Mahua tree and asked villagers about the ongoing works in Singhari and nearby villagers under various schemes of government. He also enquired that whether the villagers get monthly supply of rice and salt from ration shop on time, and how is the quality of rice they receive. Villagers informed that they get the ration supply regularly and the quality of rice is also satisfactory. Dr Singh directed Collector to issue new ration card in place of old one to Mr. Rajaram Baiga, who has come from nearby village Kangchuva and is currently living in Singhari, so that he may receive ration supply regularly. Dr Singh said in the chaupal that state government has set the target of electrifying all the remaning households and majra-tola in state this year by the month of June, under Saubhagya scheme.
Dr Singh’s announcements at Chaupal
All Baiga Families to be benefited under Prime Minister Housing Scheme
On request of villagers in the chaupal of Singhari, Dr Singh has sanctioned more than Rs 46 lakh for development of the area. He announced sanction of houses to all Baiga tribal families under Prime Minister Housing Scheme, Rs 6 lakh for Muktidham, Rs 10 lakh for construction of two additional rooms in high school, culvert construction in village Kangchua, Rs 15 lakh construction of lodge in historical place village Pachrahi, and Rs 5 lakh for drinking water facility in that lodge.
Baiga Tribal Women meet Chief Minister at Helipad
During his visit to Singhari, Chief Minister met two Baiga tribal women from village Kangchua at helipad. Mrs. Kulmat Baiga informed Chief Minister that she has received a house under Prime Minister Housing Scheme, but she hasn’t yet received the forestland rights certificate for the land on which her family has been doing farming since years. On this, Chief Minister gave instructions to immediately examine the case of Mrs. Phoolmat and provide her forestland right certificate. Dr Raman Singh also warmly interacted with a shepherd Mr. Shatrughn Yadav of Singhari. On the occasion, Chief Secretary Mr. Ajay Singh and Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subodh Kumar Singh were also present.>