Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that Navagarh area of Bemetara district is a unique hub of social harmony, which is inspiring for all. State-level event of Panthi folk dance organized in Navagarh is one-of-its-kind.
Chief Minister expressed these thoughts while addressing the general assembly held in village Sambalpur (Navagarh block) of Bemetara district today under state-wide Vikas Yatra.
Chief Minister gave assurance of providing every possible support in development of irrigation families in Navagarh area. He said that the proposals received for expansion of irrigation facility will be sanctioned after examination.
In the general assembly, Dr Singh inaugurated and laid foundation of 52 various construction works worth nearly Rs 152 crore 57 lakh.
This includes 24 construction works worth nearly Rs 91 crore 38 lakh and bhumi-pujan-foundation laying of 28 construction works worth nearly Rs 61 crore 18 lakh. On the occasion, Chief Minister distributed insurance amount of Rs 155 crore 86 lakh under crop insurance scheme to 70 thousand 934 farmers, paddy bonues worth Rs 80 crore 96 lakh to 59 thousand 805 farmers of the district, and ‘aabaadi patta’ to one lakh 16 thousand 802 families.
This includes one lakh six thousand 802 rural families and 9268 urban families. Dr Singh distributed LPG connection to one thousand women under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. On the occasion, Assembly Speaker Mr. Gaurishankar Agrawal, Tourism and Culture Minister Mr. Dayaldas Baghel, MLA Mr. Awdhesh Chandel, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Labhchand Bafna, Ex-Speaker of Legislative Assembly Mr. Dharamlal Kaushik and other public representatives.
Chief Minister said that State Government has not only built roads, bridges and infrastructure in villages, but has also made proper arrangements for food security and medical facilities for poor people.
State Government conducts various schemes to benefit labourers. Welfare Schemes worth nearly Rs 250 crore are being implemented to benefit 12.50 lakh labourers of the state. Chief Minister said that I am here to take blessings from public, I am on this journey to distribute paddy bonus worth Rs 1700 crore to farmers, bonus worth Rs 700 crore to tendupatta collectors, ‘aabaadi patta’ to 12 lakh families.
This Vikas Yatra commenced from Dantewada, and since then every general assembly has marked massive public gathering and zealous show of love and support.
Works inaugurated by Chief Minister in the general assembly held in Sambalpur village of Navagarh block includes Samuh Jal Praday Pariyojana built in 54 villages at the cost of Rs 73 crore 11 lakh, power substation of capacity 33/11 KV established in village Kurra and Chandanu, community health centre in Navagarh built at the cost of Rs two crore 43 lakh, new ITI building in Navagarh at the cost of Rs two crore 7 lakh, mini-stadium built in Sambalpur area at the cost of Rs 51 lakh, SDO Revenue Office building in Navagarh worth nearly Rs 36 lakh, MNREGA building in 31 lakh, District Cooperative Central Bank building in Nagar Panchayat headquarters Maro worth nearly Rs 25 lakh, Atal Samrasta building worth Rs 19 lakh in Sambalpur.
Dr Singh laid foundation of remodeling and lining work of main canal and distributaries of Sakri canal phase-2, bridge construction on Haaf River on Kesla-Yogideep-Khamhariya Road worth Rs 7 crore 59 lakh, Hemabandh-Bhanvarda-Amlidih Road construction work worth Rs six crore 45 lakh, bridge construction work on Andhiyakhor-Marka Road worth Rs two crore 70 lakh, road construction work from Hathadadu to Kamta road worth Rs two crore 70 lakh, approach road from Koda to Karchuva worth Rs one crore 95 lakh, Gidhwa-Parasda Arakshit Pakshi Vihar Pariyojana worth nearly Rs 68 lakh and Bus Stand worth Rs 46 lakh 72 thousand in Sambalpur.
Chief Minister Dr Singh distributed bicycles to 1000 labourers, sewing machines to 50 women, tool kit and security equipments to 200 labourers, motorized tricycle to 10 beneficiaries, subsidy of Rs 6 lakh to five farmers on behalf of Horticulture Department, 30 tablets to schools of 15 villages, hearing aid to seven, house sanction letter under Prime Minister Housing Scheme to 10 beneficiaries, skill certificate to 50 trainees, smart cards to 10 beneficiaries.>