Today's episode of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh's monthly radio programme 'Raman Ke Goth' aired from Akashwani reflected deep concern and empathy for children and pregnant ladies suffering from malnutritition and drought affected farmers in state. Dr Singh threw light on the measures taken by State Government for eradication of malnutrition and for relief of drought-affected farmers. He boosted morale of farmers by saying that the road of life sometimes goes rough and the journey seems difficult but one should not give up hope; we should move ahead with faith and patience.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today made several crucial announcements for the welfare of drought-affected farmers and farm labourers. He gave details of the relief measures on the floor of Vidhan Sabha and later outside the Assembly premises. He said that agriculture and farmer are the top priority of the State Government. In difficult times of severe drought in Chhattisgarh the administration is providing all relief to the farmers.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has assured farmers of drought-affected areas that State Government is there to support them at every step in this difficult times of natural calamity. He requested farmers to not to panic in this difficult times or take any drastic step like suicide. He said that he himself comes from farmer family, which is why he totally understands and identify with the pain of farmers. State Government will take every possible step to support drought-affected farmers.
Asserting that positive changes are being seen in the lifestyle of villagers due to the proper implementation of welfare schemes launched by both Central and State Governments, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said, bringing prosperity and happiness among the villagers, farmers and poor is topmost priority of State Government. Chief Minister observed these views while dedicating and laying foundation stones of 37 development works worth Rs 64 crore in village Jamgaon under Patan tehsil in Durg district.
In the cabinet meeting held today, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh kept the promises he did during 'Raman Ke Goth' programme, by taking a number of important decisions in farmers' interest. After intensive discussion at the meeting, Dr Singh decided to send proposal to Government of India for declaring 93 tehsils of 20 districts in Chhattisgarh as drought-affected and also to begin employment-oriented works in such rural areas at war footing.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal said that the State Government and the concerned authorities had been successful in providing sufficient quantity of seeds and fertilizers to the farmers during the current Kharif season. Mr. Agrawal said that the farmers had been provided with seeds and fertilizers in the months of April and May for the first time. They will not be charged with extra interest.
Naya Raipur will become an attractive centre for Horticulture farmers in the near future. Horticulture will be developed on the 75-acre proposed Botanical Gardens. Model Horticulture and-cum-Demonstration centre will be developed here for Horticulture farmers. New techniques will be imbibed for fruits-flowers and vegetables. State-level farmers' training centre, Centre of Excellence units will be developed in Naya Raipur.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal said that development of villages, poor and farmers is the chief objective of Lok Suraaj. Development of farmers and labourers leads to progress of the villages, and progress of villages is the true progress of the state and the nation as a whole. Minister AGrawal said that Chhattisgarh is the first state of the country, where state government visits villages and cities of the state to evaluate implementation of public welfare schemes and to check the ground reality of development works.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal on Thursday presided over the Chhattisgarh State Agriculture Marketing Board meeting. The meeting decided to allocate 15 per cent of the funds collected at mandis for the welfare activities of farmers and ten per cent for the protection of cows in villages. Several proposals were approved at the meeting. It was decided that the premises of 50 large mandis will be re-constructed. Mr.Agrawal ordered for constructing godowns with a storage capacity of ten lakh tonne at the large mandis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will felicitate two progressive farmers of Chhattisgarh Prabhat Kumar Chandrakar and Mrs. Hemkumari Sahu, with Kendriya 'Krishi Karman Award' at Sri Ganganagar of Rajasthan on Thursday (19 February). They will be given Rs Two lakh cash award and a commendation certificate. Chhattisgarh Government will be given a cash award of Rs Two crore for record production of rice in the year 2013-14 for bagging 'Rashtriya Krishi Karman' award. Union Agriculture Minister Mr. Radha Mohan Singh has invited Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and State Agriculture Minister Mr.