Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that Marar community is very industrious and progressive. They had progressed a lot during the past decade. He was addressing ‘Shakambri Mahotsav’ of the Sarv Marar Samaj at the indoor stadium here yesterday.
They had contributed immensely in the rapid development of Chhattisgarh. The State for the first time had launched Shakambari Mata projects for the welfare of Marar Samaj which had benefited them a lot in their socio-economic up-liftment. Dr. Raman Singh sought the blessings of Shakambari Mata for the peace and prosperity of Chhattisgarh.
Dr. Raman Singh allocated Rs Ten lakhs each construction of Marar Community buildings at Mahasamund, Saraipali, Sarangarh and Gariyaband. He sanctioned Rs 20 lakh for construction of Girls’ hostel building in the capital.
He added that Marar youth will be given skills’ up-gradation training in Horticulture. Special courses of three months’ duration will be introduced in Krishi Vignan Kendra and Agriculture Colleges for youth in the age-group of 18 years-45 years.
Assembly Speaker Mr. Gowrishankar Agrawal, Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal, Sarv Marar Samaj co–ordinator Mr.Rajendra Nayak and large number of community members were also present.
Chief Minister said that ‘Pasra Tax’ had been abolished in urban areas so that the samaj traders can operate with dignity and honour.
The tax is still in operation in rural areas. Dr Raman Singh said that 55 lakh families had been insured against free medical treatment up to a ceiling of Rs 50 thousand. Thirty-seven lakh families will be benefited under the Prime Minister Ayushman Bharat Yojana’ up to a ceiling of Rs 5 lakh.
Liver, Kidney, Cancer patients can avail of the free treatment. Electricity up to 7, 500 units is given free of cost to farmers for irrigation purposes.