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.