The announcements made by Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh during the ongoing 'Lok Suraj' Mission are already being implemented. Dr. Raman Singh promised electricity to the village Alori (Manora Development Block) in Jashpur district and the village is lit with electricity in two-days period. A city bus was started from Alori village to Jashpur in 10 days. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh toured village Alori in Jashpur district on 2 May as a part of 'Lok Suraj' Mission on a surprise visit.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today participated in various programmes in district Jashpur head-quarters. He blessed 401 couples who got married under the 'Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivaah Yojana' at a community marriage ceremony. The scheme is meant for the girls of poor and deprived sections of the society. About 84 developmental works worth Rs 134 crore were dedicated to the people in Jashpur district by Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh.
About 450 city buses will be started in 70 big and small cities in Chhattisgarh soon. Twenty-one main cities and 49 link towns are included. Chief Secretary Mr. Vivek Dhand chaired the meeting on transport and it was attended by top officers of the department. The process of tender work for the purchase of buses is completed.
Under Public Distribution System (PDS), State Government has allotted 48 thousand 024 quintals of rice for midday meal scheme in all 27 districts of state for this month. This includes 25 thousand 373 quintals of rice for primary schools and 22 thousand 651 quintals of rice for middle schools.
On the occasion of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary on October 2, pledge to 'make India clean' will be taken in all the offices, schools-colleges and various organizations in Chhattisgarh. Under nation-wide Swachchh Bharat Abhiyaan, these pledge-ceremonies will be organized in all 27 District Headquarters of state around 9.30 am. Chief Minister, Regional MPs, MLAs, and Jila Panchayat Presidents will grace these programmes as Chief Guests and administer the pledge.
State government will establish blood banks in thirteen districts of the state within a month. State Health Minister Amar Agrawal has directed the health department officials in a review meeting to make all the necessary arrangements in this regard. The minister informed that the blood banks will be started in Jashpur, Narainpur, Bijapur, Kondagaon, Sukma, Balrampur, Surajpur, Janjgir-Champa, Mungeli, Bemetara, Balod, Gariaband and Baloda Bazaar districts within a month. It may be mentioned that the state health department is presently running blood banks in sixteen districts.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh approved Rs 152 crores for the two wildlife conservation projects 'Gajraaj' and Jaamwant' for the conservation of Elephants and Bears while chairing the meeting of Forest officials on Friday. Both the projects will be funded under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund. The allotted funds will be spent in the period of five years in both the projects.
General approval for construction of roads on forestland in 10 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts of state will now be granted easily, as Central Government has slackened the rules related to this procedure. Centre has simplified the procedure for general approval under Section-2 of Central Forest Conservation Act 1980, keeping in view the need of infrastructural development for public utility. As per the simplified procedure, the general approval for construction of two-lane highways on forestland will be given by State Government itself.
The scheme of providing training of tailoring to more than 800 women of the district and deploying them to operate women garment industry has now become an important tool for women to become financially independent. This scheme was started under the guidance of Collector Himshikhar Gupta with the efforts of District Programme Officer Chandraves Singh Sisodia, with the objectives of making women financially self-dependent and preventing human trafficking through skill development. Several women have taken benefit of this scheme to become successfully self-dependent.
So far 3396 male and female have undergone family planning operations under State Health Department's Population Stabilization Fortnight which commenced from July 11. Similarly, 5252 IUCD have been done up to July 17. Union minister for steel, mines, labour and employment Vishnu Dev Sai and MP Abhishek