Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today said that the State Government is determined to develop newly-created districts like Baloda bazar-Bhatapara. He was addressing a massive public meeting at district headquarter town Baloda bazar. He dedicated, laid foundation stones and performed 'Bhoomipujan' of development works worth Rs 666 crore and 87 lakh. Dr. Raman Singh said that basic facilities are provided at a rapid pace in all the new districts. The development of new districts is the top priority of the State Government.
Formation of the new districts has expedited development and it has also helped in connecting the remote areas with the main stream. The purpose of the carving out 11 new districts and giving Tahsil status to 146 development blocks in the last 5 years was to bring administration closer to the people and it has helped in boosting development of the area. people are now realizing the difference this small step of the Government has made in their lives, stated Dr.
Chief Secretary Sunil Kumar evaluated the preparations for the District Foundation Day in nine of the newly constituted districts of the State. The meeting was done through video conferencing. He said that nine districts were carved out to ease the Government. He also stressed that all of the government departments be opened in these new districts to prevent the residents from having to wander off in a different district for their urgent work. Chief Secretary Sunil Kumar also encouraged the new districts to carve out an identity of their own through administrative excellence.
Nine new districts will be created in Chhattisgarh and they will start functioning from January next year. Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh, while taking part in Independence Day celebrations, said the move will help bring the administration to people.
With the new additions, the total number of districts in the state is now 27.
The Congress, however, demanded that at least 11 should be created instead of just nine. The new districts are Sukma, Kondagaon, Gariyaband, Baloda Bazaar, Mungeli, Balod, Bemetra, Surajpur and Balrampur.
Raipur, Aug 15 (PTI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today announced creation of nine new districts that will come into effect from 2012.The chief minister announced new districts of Sukma, Kondagaon, Gariaband, Balaudabazar, Balod, Bamtera, Mungeli, Surajpur and Balrampur, thus taking the total number of administrative districts in the state to 27, at the Independence Day parade here.The Raman Singh government had in year 2007 declared Narayanpur and Bijapur as new districts.