Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that in last 14 years, every sector of the state has undergone development and there has been a positive change in every person’s life. In next five years, Chhattisgarh will witness four times the development it has undergone till date.
Dr Singh said- if someone wants to witness development, they should visit Dantewada, Bijapur Sarguja and Bastar districts of the state. If someone takes a tour to entire Chhattisgarh, they will not need any effort to notice the tremendous progress the state has undergone.
No poor person goes to sleep without food, no patient is deprived of the treatment and every child gets opportunity of education, this is what you call development.
Chief Minister was addressing a massive public gathering in Gram Panchayat Headquarters Jaibel (Bakawand block) of Bastar district today, during his state-wide Vikas Yatra. He said- not just during Vikas Yatra, but on other occasions as well, I will visit Bastar region often and meet the people here.
Dr Singh said about the huge crowd that had gathered at the venue- this enthusiasm and energy of people here has relieved me of all the tiredness of last six days of Vikas Yatra. In the general assembly, Dr Singh announced sanction of road repair and widening work from Bhanpur to Kapavand via Jaibel.
He said- Rs 10 lakh will be sanctioned for construction of women community hall. Besides, Rs six crore will be sanctioned for extension of drinking water pipeline in village Jaibel, Kongara, Pakhna, Khorkhosa and Chhote Amabal.
Chief Minister distributed goods, cheques and aabaadi patta to more than six thousand beneficiaries under various government schemes. This includes distribution of ‘aabaadi patta’ to 3300 families, LPG connection to 1110 women of poor families under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
Dr Raman Singh informed people in the general assembly about various schemes of central and state government and said that these schemes have brought prosperity in every sector in every household of the state. Dr Singh said-it was our government who first started distribution of rice at Rs 1/kg, free salt and chickpeas at Rs 5/kg.
During Vikas Yatra, more than 12 lakh families of state are being provided aabaadi patta. Under Chief Minister health insurance scheme, each and every family, irrespective of their financial status, are entitled to free medical treatment of upto Rs 50 thousand. Wages of tendupatta labourers has been increased from Rs 450 in year 2003-04 to Rs 2500 this year.
Prayas Residential Schools have been started for tribal children of naxal-affected areas. Education facilities in tribal areas are expanding, and children of these areas are now aiming high, while certain youngsters have cleared UPSC and become IAS-IPS officers.
Chief Minister said- under Saubhagya Yojana, alla the villages and households of Bastar Division will be electrified in next four months. Network of good all-weather roads is being established in every district of Bastar Division.
He mentioned about and praised Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana. The general assembly was also addressed by MP Mr. Kedar Kashyap. On the occasion, School Education and Tribal Caste Development Minister Mr. Kedar Kashyap, Forest and Law Minister Mr. Mahesh Gagda, Jila Panchayat President Mrs. Jabita Mandawai and other senior public representatives were also present.>