Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today said that several projects worth Rs 250 crore are being implemented for the welfare of 12 lakh 50 thousand workers during Vikaas Yatra in the State.
Cycles, sewing machines, tiffin boxes and other social welfare schemes are being distributed to stone breakers, brick-kiln workers and other labourers.
He was addressing a massive public gathering at tehsil headquarter Simga district Balodabazar-Batapara. Large number of women participated in the public meeting.
Dr. Raman Singh said that in the next four months about 50 lakh Smart phones will be distributed as a part of Information Technology Revolution. Sisters can say ”Hello-Hello to Chief Minister also”.
Dr. Raman Singh said that there are certain schemes which change our lives and some revolutionize the coming generations also.
Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s ‘Ayushman Bharat’ Yojana is one such scheme that will benefit the heart, liver and kidney patients by treating them free of cost. Thirty-seven families will benefit in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister said that State Government social-welfare schemes cover the entire spectrum of life from birth to death.
Under ‘Noni Suraksha Yojana’ the State deposits Rs Five thousand every year and the daughter gets Rs One lakh on attaining the age of 18. He dedicated and performed ‘bhoomipujan’ of 31 development works worth Rs 154 crore.
Chief Minister said that the true meaning of development can be seen in Chhattisgarh. The entire country is seeing the amazing transformation of the State during the past almost 15 years.
Loans are given to the farmers on ‘Zero’ per cent interest rate. The pace of development had been accelerated during the past couple of years. The poorer sections of the society had been freed of hunger and starvation. The medical treatment is free of cost.
He added that deprived sections of the society are getting Re 1 a kilogram of rice and salt free of cost. Farmers are getting ‘Paddy bonus’. Just by clicking on laptops the farmers are obtaining bonus.
Dr. Raman Singh said that the poor need not worry regarding the weddings of their daughters. Network of roads had been laid in Simga and all over the State. All the dwellings in the villages will be lit in another four months’ time under the Prime Minister ‘Sahaj’ Bijli Yojana. He said that developmental works are reaching all the remote towns and villages.
Developmental works worth Rs Six hundred crores had been implemented in Batapara alone in the last four years. The region had established many a milestones in development.
While appreciating the extra-ordinary work done by local MLA Mr. Shivratan Sharma, Chief Minister said that he had bagged the ‘Best MLA’ award in the Assembly. Dr. Raman Singh said that development works worth Rs Six hundred crore implemented in one Assembly area in four years is truly noteworthy.
When Chhattisgarh was not carved out, the region never received Rs Six hundred crore in one installment. Shivnath river is the ‘Lifeline’ of Batapara Assembly constituency. The untiring efforts of local MLA Mr. Sharma had brought 40 thousand acres under irrigation.
He said that farmers of Simga can avail water from the irrigation pumps located on the banks of Shivnath river. Dr.Raman Singh said that State had re-launched Rs One lakh subsidy for electrification of irrigation pumps to farmers.
Chief Minister said that the rejuvenation work of Simga-based Udvahan Irrigation Project at a cost of Rs Three crore is very crucial.
The project is lying in disuse for the past 53 years since 1965-1966. Assembly Speaker Mr. Gowrishankar Agrawal, Public Works Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat, MP Mr. Ramesh Bais, MLA Shivratan Sharma and office-bearers of various organizations were also present.>