Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that State Government has made ‘women empowerment in Chhattisgarh’ its motto. Under Sanchar Kranti Yojana, 40 lakh women are being provided free smartphones.
Till date, 20 lakh of these woman beneficiaries have received mobile phone. State Government is conducting various schemes for free education of girl children, women health and financial independence, availing which women of the state are succeeding in every field.
Dr Singh was addressing a massive public gathering held amid dense forest and hilly area of Madanpur village in Korba district under state-wide Atal Vikas Yatra today. Chief Minister said that all the kuchcha houses in this elephant attack-prone area will be rebuilt as pucca houses. Villagers accorded enthusiastic welcome to Chief Minister.
In the general assembly, Dr Singh inaugurated, laid foundation and did bhumi-pujan of 54 works worth nearly Rs 109 crore.
This includes foundation laying of 21.50 km long Pali-Silli Road worth nearly Rs 96 crore 59 lakh. In general assembly, he distributed goods and financial aid to 10 thousand 649 beneficiaries under various public welfare schemes of government.
Dr Singh said in his address to general assembly that mineral-rich Korba district has made important contribution in development of Chhattisgarh.
Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s decision to constitute District Mineral Fund in mineral-abundant districts has unleashed additional financial resources not only for Korba district but for the entire state. He said that Korba will not fall short of funds for development works for upcoming 50 years.
He said that education hub worth Rs 150 crore, bigger than that in Dantewada and Bijapur district, is being construction in Korba district. CIPET is being established in Korba at the cost of District Mineral Fund. Both these institution will benefit entire Chhattisgarh state.
Dr Singh told that 761 works worth Rs 211 crore has been sanctioned for this area from DMF, and for entire Korba, 2767 works worth Rs one thousand 52 crore have been sanctioned.
Dr Singh said that in this area, 45 thousand 453 women belonging to poor families have been provided LPG connections, and in entire Korba district, LPG connections have been provided to one lakh 25 thousand women. Under Prime Minister Housing Scheme, 22 thousand 328 poor families of this area will be provided pucca houses.
10 thousand 900 houses of these houses have also been constructed. Under this scheme, 44 thousand houses will be construction in this scheme.
Chief Minister said that Vikas Yatra is the journey of public’s trust. I am on this journey to take blessings from people. I feel deeply satisfied, when elderly mothers and sisters extend blessings to me. Dr Singh said that each area, each locality of Korba district has been electrified.
Dr Singh said that the households which do not have electricity connection will be provided soon. He gave detailed information about paddy procurement on support price, Chief Minister Health Security Scheme, Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Chief Minister Food Security Schemes. The general assembly was also addressed by MP Mr. Banshilal Mahto, Ex-Home Minister Mr. Nankiram Kanwar. On the occasion, Labour, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Mr. Bhaiyalal Rajwade, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Lakhan Dewangan, Ex-Vidhan Sabha Speaker Mr. Banwari Lal Agrawal and other public representatives and large number of villagers were present.>