Saying that geography of Chhattisgarh has changed from January 1, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that the journey of Chhattisgarh's development began with 16 districts, then Narayanpur and Bijapur were constituted in 2007 and now nine new districts, have been added taking number of districts to 27. We want district administration to reach to far-fledged areas of Chhattisgarh, so that everyone could get more and more facilities while the Government could save time and money.
Senior Congress leader Ajit Jogi said Friday that three people had died and over 100 people were blinded in Chhattisgarh after being operated upon at government-run eye operation camps in recent months.
"It's shocking that over 100 people were blinded and three people died after they were operated upon for cataract at government eye camps in various districts in recent months," Jogi, a former chief minister, said in a statement.
Nine more districts came into existence in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, taking the total number to 27, chief minister Raman Singh said.
The new districts, a new year gift to people, were carved out to speed up the pace of development, Singh said while talking to reporters here.
The new districts are Sukma, Kondagaon, Balod, Bemetara, Baloda Bazar, Gariaband, Mungeli, Surajpur and Balrampur.
Sukma district has been carved out of the state's worst Maoist affected Dantewada district and Kondagaon from the insurgency-hit Bastar district.