Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi today said that the only aim is top transform the lives of common citizens from Delhi to Raipur to Atal Nagar.
The intentions are pure and clear. Mr. Miodi said that former Prime Minister Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee had a far-sighted vision and carved out three states-Chhattisgarh, Uttaranchal and Jharkhand- to make them developed.
Prime Minister was addressing a mammoth ‘farmers’ conference at district headquarter town Janjgir as a part of Atal Vikaas Yatra.
Mr. Modi gifted road and rail projects worth Rs Three thousand 840 crore to Chhattisgarh. The projects include- Rs 1607 crore Bilaspur-Pathrali four-lane road, Rs 535 crore Sargaon- Bilaspur four-lane road and Rs 1698 crore Bilaspur-Anuppur third rail line.
He laid the ‘Digital” foundation stones. Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh in rapidly developing the State during the past 15 years.
It may be mentioned here that Mr. Modi is the first Prime Minister who had visited Janjgir since Independence.
Mr. Modi speaks in Chhattisgarhi
Prime Minister began his speech in Chhattisgarhi by greeting the massive gathering ‘Jai Johar’. He added that he bows his head in front of the citizens as he is inspired to do something novel after visiting the State. Mr. Modi said that in the formation of three states no politics were involved.
The formation of Chhattisgarh was done with good intentions. It was a far-sighted decision by Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee.
The aim was to benefit tribal brother and sisters inhabiting Uttarakhand hills, forests of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, provide basic amenities in hinterland, skills to deprived sections of the society and to develop backward states to make developed India.
People have faith in stable Government
Mr. Narendra Modi said that after the formation of new State the citizens are keen on contributing their mite in the progress.
The result is that Chhattisgarh had joined the States of rapidly developing ones. He gave credit to the stability of the Government.
The citizens have not committed any mistake in choosing the State Government. The citizens have voted with wisdom and foresight to develop the State. The citizens are aware of the hurdles and obstacles but still elected a stable Government.
The result is that Chhattisgarh had aatined the dizzying heights of progress under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh.
”Chawal wale baba is not confined to chawal,
namak, but working for better future”
Mr. Modi said that Dr. Raman Singh is not limited to çhawal, namak but is keen on brightening the lives of the common masses.
Prime Minister said that Dr. Raman Singh thinks ‘Big’. There is development in all the sectors under his stewardship. Referring to Left -Wing Extremism (LWE) Mr. Modi said that earlier Chhattisgarh had been identified with Naxalism and terrorism.
There were always news of blood, guns and pistols. It should be appreciated that in spite of such obstacles Dr. Raman Singh had chosen the path of progress. Mr. Modi said that the Union Governmaent always finances the policies of Chhattisgarh as Dr. Raman Singh spends every rupee on the welfare of the poor . The dreams are very ‘Big”.
‘Seeds to bazar’ farmers are helped
Mr. Modi while throwing light on the policies and programmes of Union Government for the welfare of farmers said that they need assistance from seeds to markets. High-quality seeds, better market conditions are being provided to the farmers.
The soil is being tested. Around 13 lakh Soil Health Cards had been distributed in the State. There is an increase in agricultural production. There is a record increase in foodgrains production since Independence. Janjgir-Champa is blessed with irrigation facilities but several parts of the country are solely dependent on rainfall.
About Rs 13 crore had been distributed to farmers in Chhattisgarh under the Prime Minister Crops’Insurance Scheme. The nation will celebrate 75 years of Independece in the year 2022. The Government will realize the dreams of freedom fighters who had laid down their lives for the country.
The authorities had been working to double the income of farmers. The farmers should be encouraged to take to pisciculture, animal husbandry, honey production, milk production. The processing of tomatoes and chillies will help in the increase of farmers’ incomes.
No discrimination in development
Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi said that there is no limit for development. The villagers now demand double-lane roads, L.E.D. bulbs and many other amenities. There are lot of changes in the villages and in the lives of people.
There will not any discrimination in development. The citizens have a right to live in the 21st century. The houses will be electrified and the residents will not live in darkness anymore.
The poor are being provided with domestic cooking gas connections under the ”Ujjwala” scheme.
Chhattisgarh is closer to economic freedom
under Modi’s leadership : Dr. Raman Singh
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh while welcoming the Prime Minister to the land of Maharaja Jajwalya Dev said that Mr. Modi is working tirelessly for the development of the nation. He never took leave even for a single day during his past four-and-half-years of stewardship.
Chhattisagrh is realizing the dream of economic freedom. He increased the States’share in resources from 32 per cent to 42 per cent. Around 32 lakh sisters had been allocated free domestic cooking gas connections under the Prime Minister ”Ujjwala” scheme.
The citzens will be allocated ”pucca’ houses by the year 2022. There will be electricity in all the hamlets. Prime Minister had given a ”Big target”.
Chhattisgarh will be declared Ópen Defecation-Free soon as all the houses have toilets. Prime Minister’s ‘Swachhta Mission” is now a mass movement in Chhattisgarh. Dr. Raman Singh called Mr. Modi as ‘Messiah of the poor”. He had raised Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the farmers and the ultimated target is to double the incomes of farmers. He increased the Support Price of paddy by Rs 200.
Dr. Raman Singh said that this is the first time in the history of India that such a huge hike had taken place. The farmers are optimistic about future. ”Janjgir Sammelan” had been organized by the farmers to express their gratitude.
Chhattisgarh is gaining a lot by the policies and programmess of the Union government. The State had been allocated Rs 35 thousand 267 crore for the laying of roads during the past four years. Rail and telecom connectivity are being expanded at a brisk pace.
Dr. Raman Singh said that eight thousand panchayats are being linked with Internet Connectivity with an investment of Rs Eight thosuand crores.
MP Mrs. Kamaladevi Patle welcomed the gathering. Mr. Modi sanctioned Kendriya Vidyalaya to Janjgir. She said that there is 80 per cent irrigation coverage in the district. It tops the list of foodgrains production. Janjgir is the ”Power Hub” of the State.
Union Transport Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of State for Steel Mr. Vishnudev Sahay, Assembly Speaker Mr. Gowrishankar Agrawal, Home Minister Mr. Ramsevak Paikra, Panchayat Minister Mr. Ajay Chandrakar, Urban Administration Minister Mr. Amar Agrawal, Water Resources Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal, Scholl Education Minister Mr. Kedar Kashyap, Higher Education Minister Mr. Premprakash Pande, Food Minister Mr. Punnulal Mohale, Public Works Minister Mr.Rajesh Munat, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Ramsheela Sahu, Tourism Minister Mr. Dayaldas Baghel, Forest Minister Mr. Mahesh Gaagda, Labour Minister Mr. Bhaiyyala Rajwade, former Assembly Speaker Mr. Dharamlal Kaushik, MPs , MLAs prominent personalities were present.>