Union Minister for Women and Child Development Ms. Maneka Gandhi today said that the Chhattisgarh is one of the top States in female to male population ratio in the entire country. She appreciated the State Government's efforts in the socio-economic development of women in the State. The authorities are working towards women's empowerment.
Chhattisgarh Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Ramsheela Sahu on Wednesday said that the ratio of women to men population is higher in Chhattisgarh than the national average. It is a matter of pride and honour for the entire State. Smt. Sahu was speaking at the three-day National workshop of the Union Women and Child Development Ministry at Panipat, Haryana. The subject matter of the workshop was 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padao'.
Farmer-welfare policies of State Government have begun to yield positive results even in the geographically difficult areas like tribal populated Abujhmad area of Chhattisgarh. Earlier Abujhbmad was infamous for the incidents of naxal violence, but now with implementation of various schemes under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, the image of Abujhmad has transformed into positive. Now the laborious farmers of Abujhmad have begun to counter naxal violence with peaceful green revolution.
Special drive for distribution of free bicycles and sewing machines to the female labourers of organized sector and distribution of free tool-kits to masons under the schemes of Chhattisgarh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, has been initiated in capital city Raipur from last week. Under this drive, PWD Minister Brijmohan Agrawal distributed free bicycles to 5000 female labourers, free sewing machines to 5000 labourers and tool kits to about 3000 masons, in the programmes organized at eight different venues in Raipur.