Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today said that Chhattisgarh had developed into an ideal state in the entire country due to the industrious citizens, innovative development projects and social welfare yojanas. He hoped that with the dedication of common citizens the State would become prosperous soon. Chief Minister was addressing the State-level Independence Day celebrations at the Police parade grounds after unveiling the Tricolour. He took salute of the police, Special Armed Forces, homeguards’ jawans, National Cadet Corps (N.C.C.), National Social Service and Scouts and Guides’ joint parade.
Dr. Raman Singh inspected the parade in an open vehicle and later addressed the gathering. He paid homage to the martyrs and began the address in Chhattisgarhi language. He threw light on the social welfare projects and the spectacular achievements of the State Government. Chief Minister added that far-sighted policies and programmes of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi had created an atmosphere of rapid development and enthusiasm among the citizens.
Auditorium in all Five Divisional Headquarters
Chief Minister revealed that auditorium will be built in all the five divisional head-quarters for cultural, community and educational activities. Meals will be served to the workers at a nominal amount of Rs Five under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Sram Ann Sahayta Yojana.
Soil Health Cards to 43 lakh farmers
Dr. Raman Singh said that this is the first time in the past 70 years that a programme to double the income of farmers by 2022 had been implemented. ‘Soil Health Cards’ had been distributed to 43 lakh farmers. Chief Minister paid homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives for preserving the unity and integrity of the nation.
Prime Minister restored self-respect and confidence
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that the faces of the citizens have brightened because of the people-friendly policies of Mr. Narendra Modi which brought a new sense of confidence and self-respect. Indians settled in foreign countries are feeling proud of their motherland. New Mining Policy and launch of 106 satellites had made motherland proud. New era of people-friendly and national-friendly policies had been launched. Administration is transparent and corruption-free. Prime Minister had set clear far-sighted goals for the year 2022.
GST fulfilled dream of economic unity
Dr. Raman Singh said that with the abolition of Princely States Sardar Vallbhbhai Patel had united the nation politically and with the launch of GST Mr. Narendra Modi had unified the motherland economically. Chhattisgarh dismantled the check-posts instantly.
782 agriculture implements seva kendra
Chief Minister said that 782 agriculture equipment seva kendra had been established in the State. Mission ‘Per Drop More Crop’ had been launched. Seventeen ‘Vegetable seedling Production Units’ had been established. ‘Blue Revolution’ had been introduced for fish rearing.
Farmers to get Rs 3800 crore loan on zero-per cent interest
Chief Minister said that a decision had been taken to merge Chhattisgarh State Co-Operative Bank with District Co-Operative Banks. The target is to allocate Rs 3800 crore loans to farmers in the current fiscal.
Rs 10 thousand crore paid to farmers in cashless transactions
Dr. Raman Singh said that the system of purchasing crops on Minimum Support Price (MSP) from the farmers had been appreciated in the entire country. An amount of Rs 10 thousand 317 crore had been paid to 13 lakh 28 thousand farmers in the form of cashless transactions. About 7,500 units electricity is being supplied free of cost to the farmers.
Lok Seva Kendra in all tehsils
Chief Minister added that ‘Lok Seva Kendra ‘ had been established at all tehsils for the benefit of farmers and villagers. The land records had been computerized.
2,200 kilometer length roads to be laid
‘Prime Minister Rural Roads Yojana’ is a boon to the rural regions of the State. 2,200 kilometer roads had been sanctioned. National awards had been given to Dhamtari and Sukma district panchayats and Gram Panchayat Temri in district Durg.
6.25 lakh houses in villages and 2.50 lakh houses in cities to be built
Under the ‘Prime Minister Housing Project’ the target is to provide two-and-half-lakh houses in the 168 urban areas and 6.25 lakh houses in the rural regions.
15, 000 villages Open Defecation-Free
Chief Minister expressed his satisfaction over the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and added that Dhamtari district bagged the first spot in the 681 districts. Ambikapur bagged the National Award in the Swachh People’s Partnership model.
Shaheed Veernarayan Singh , Veer Gundadhur Memorials
Dr. Raman Singh added that memorials will be built in the honour of Shaheed Veernarayan Singh at Raipur and Veer Gundadhur at Jagdalpur.
3, 500 seats in Prayas Schools
‘Prayas Boarding Schools’ seats will be increased to 3 thousand 620 from the current 17 hundred. The experiment had been successful.
Digitization of Forest Rights’ pattas
Dr. Raman Singh said that minimum support prices will be given to minor forest produce – tamarind, ‘Chironji’ mahua seeds and saal seeds. Chhattisgarh is the first state to allot Forest Rights pattas to forest -dwellers and Adivasis. The enter process is being digitized. The establishment of Surguja, Bastar and Scheduled Tribes Development Authorities are prime examples of the State Government is keen on the rapid progress of depressed sections of the society. Eighty-one bank branches had been opened in the Naxalites’-affected regions.
Free Insulin to children affected by Diabetes
Dr. Raman Singh revealed that Insulin will be provided free-of-cost under the ‘Mukhyamantri Bal-Madhumey Yojana’. Sickle cell detections will be done at all villages, anganwadi centres and development blocks. Chhattisgarh is the first state to allocate ‘Smart Cards’ to families for free medical treatment. ‘Chief Minister Medical Fellowship Programme’ had been implemented to meet the shortage of doctors in far-flung, Adivasi and Naxalites’ affected regions.
1.50 lakh pregnant women get free food
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that 1.5 lakh pregnant women are provided with free, fresh food every day under the ‘Mahatari Jatan Yojana’.
13 lakh women get free gas connections
Dr. Raman Singh revealed that 13 lakh houses had been provided with free domestic gas connections under the Prime Minister Ujjwala Project. The target is to provide gas connections to 35 lakh women.
Navodaya Vidyalayas in eleven districts
Chief Minister said that ‘Drop-out’ rates had fallen drastically in the entire state. ‘Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam Quality Education Mission’ has entered the third year. This is the first time in the history of State that Navodaya Schools had been established in eleven districts simultaneously. New plans are on the anvil to attain cent per cent literacy.
Online admissions of four lakh students
Dr. Raman Singh said that the experiment of quality education in higher education had been successful. Four lakh students had taken advantage of Online admissions facility. Provisions had been made to include additional subjects at graduation and post-graduation in 50 colleges.
3.62 lakh youth got Skills’ training
Dr. Raman Singh said that 3 lakh 62 thousand youth had upgraded their skills and got better job opportunities. New Youth Policy and New Sports’ Policy had been implemented to channelize the energies of talented youth.
Naya Raipur getting look of ‘Smart City’
Dr. Raman Singh said that as per the dreams of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, Naya Raipur is attaining the status of Smart City. Under the ‘Mission Amrut’ projects worth Rs 17 hundred crores are being implemented at Raipur, Durg, Bhilai, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur, Raigarh, Korba, Ambikapur and Jagdalpur.
New Era of electricity network
Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh is called the ‘Energy Capital’ of the nation. 800 electric sub-stations, 1 lakh 11 thousand distribution transformers, 2 lakh 2 thousand kilometer long distribution lines had been installed to improve the quality of electricity supply. Two 400 k.v. sub-centres are coming up at Jagdalpur and Kurud. ‘Central Power Research Institute’ is being established at Naya Raipur.
Mukhyamantri Gruha Jyoti Yojana
Dr. Raman Singh said that citizens will be encouraged to install solar power plants on the top of their houses under the new Solar Energy Policy. Mukhyamantri Gruha Jyoti Yojana will be launched to encourage people for ‘Roof top solar power plant’.
Roads network worth Rs 29, 000 crore being laid
Chief Minister said that 8 thousand kilometer roads and bridges worth Rs 29 thousand crore are being laid to connect the district headquarter towns. 546 kilometer railway tracks are being laid in the state.
Air connectivity in entire State
Chief Minister added that Raipur Airport had been developed as per the international norms and standards. Airports are being developed at Jagdalpur, Ambikapur, Raigarh. Air strips are being developed at Dantewada, Bijapur and Balrampur. Helipads are beings developed in all the 27 districts of the State.
45 lakh Smart phones to poor families
Dr. Raman Singh added that ‘Optical Fibre Cable’ is being laid under the Bastar -Net Project. Bastar Division is being developed as ‘Information Highway’. 45 lakh Smart phones will be distributed to the poor families and college youth soon. Fifteen hundred mobile towers will be installed in the entire State.
1,000 posts sanctioned in police forces
Chief Minister said that to add strength to the security apparatus 1 thousand 175 new posts had been created. Total strength of the police force will become 75, 500. Highway patrolling had been launched to curb road accidents and provide immediate relief to the victims of accidents.