In his address to Tendupatta Bonus Tihaar organized in village Dohna of Balrampur-Ramanujganj district today, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that under Soochna Kranti Yojana (SKY), nearly 55 lakh people of state will be provided smart phones free of cost. These smart phones will have information regarding all schemes of State Government and also the application forms for various welfare schemes, which the beneficiaries will be able to download and apply for the scheme from their phones.
The Chhattisgarh State Government had made all preparations to strengthen Union Government's Water Conservation and Management policy of ''Jal Kranti Abhiyaan'' (Water Revolution Mission). Fifty-four severe water scarce villages have been selected for the Mission. Two villages from each of the 27 districts have been selected for the purpose. Water Resources Department Secretary Dr. B.L. Tewari held a meeting of the State-level Committee on Tuesday at the Data Centre. He reviewed the steps taken to implement the 'Jal Kranti Abhiyaan' in the State.
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.
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.
Third phase of the state-wide Vikas Yatra-2013 kicked off with Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh's visit to village Mohandi of Dhamtari district and then District Headquarters Gariaband on Wednesday afternoon, despite the scorching heat and rising temperature. Massive public gatherings were organized at both the places, during which inauguration and 'bhumi-pujan' of development works worth a total of Rs 73.21 crores was done. On the occasion, power substation of capacity 132/33 KV constructed at estimated cost of Rs 18 crores in Mohandi was also inaugurated.
State Government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, has given highest priority to the development of farmers and villages, stated School Education Minister Brijmohan Agrawal. Government is providing them loan at very marginal rate of interest, which is the biggest example of government's pro-farmers policies. Agrawal was addressing a massive public meeting of farmers and villagers when he expressed these views. On this occasion Brijmohan Agrawal announced to name the Dhamtari District Hospital after social worker late Babu Pandrirao Kridutt.
The Chhattisgarh Government is going to felicitate 172 villages who received 'Nirmal Gram Puruskar' under the Complete Sanitation Mission. In last five years, 693 villages of Chhattisgarh were bestowed with Nirmal Gram Puruskar. Of these, 172 villages received this award in 2010. To felicitate these villages, a programme will be organized Hotel Golden Tulip on Wednesday. During the function, chief Minister Dr.