National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (NABARD) has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs 245.21 crore from Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to the State Government. With this sanction, the cumulative financial commitment to the government during 2013-14 has gone up to Rs 570.41 crore. This additional fund would be utilised to develop 539.69 KMs rural roads in 26 districts in the State benefits 7.94 lakh people in 2064 villages. In addition to this, irrigation potential of 3910.16 hectares would be created in the State.
Many significant decisions including approval o draft for the Chhattisgarh Co-operative Society (Amendment) Ordinance 2013, approval for providing free bank guarantee worth Rs 1000 crore to Chhattisgarh State Cooperative Bank (Apex Bank) for purchasing and distribution of fertilizer and seeds to the farmers apart from approving additional compensation of Rs 5.87 crore for the five affected villages which are coming under submergence of Kelo Irrigation Project.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has directed all district Collectors to ensure all necessary measures for disaster management in their respective areas keeping in view the recent incessant rainfall due to which flood like situations has developed in many districts. Accordingly., on the directive of the Chief Minister, the Revenue and Disaster Management department has sanctioned Rs 32 crores for all the districts for the current financial year.