Raipur, 12 March 2018
On the second day of third phase of State-wide Lok Suraaj Abhiyan, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh paid surprise visit to tribal populated village Semhara (Chhura block) of Gariaband district from Dantewada via helicopter today morning. Villagers accorded him warm welcome and enthusiastically arranged for chaupal under shade of mango tree. On the occasion, two villagers namely Mr. Banshi Chandrakar and Mr. Ganesh Chandrakar, who have returned from pilgrimage to Shirdi and Shani Shinganapur under State Government’s Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana.
Dr Raman Singh was happy to know that in Semhara Gram Panchayat, since last two general elections, villagers have had uncontested election of panch and sarpanch. Dr Singh praised this tradition of the village. State Government has made provision to do development works of additional Rs 5 lakh as an encouragement for the gram panchayats, where uncontested elections are held. Chief Minister said- as this gram panchayat has had uncontested election in last two general elections, Rs 10 lakh will be provided to the gram panchayat for additional development works. He also sanctioned construction of building for government high school started in the current session.
Dr Raman Singh gave immediate sanction of Rs five lakh for Kamaar community hall in Chhatarpur- dependent village of Semhara Gram Panchayat, and Rs five lakh for CC Road. Dr Singh has sanctioned road repair work from Block Headquarters Chhura to village Rasela, survey for dam construction in Bendra Nala, construction of Semhara water tank, and construction of road from Kuleshwar to Kediama, and directed the officials concerned to start these works as soon as possible.
Dr Singh informed the villagers about various government schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Yojana and took information about the progress in implementation of these schemes in Gram Panchayat Semhara. Villagers informed that a work of road construction under MNREGA has started in Semhara from today itself. Chief Minister directed Gariaband District Collector to hold redressal camp on March 27 at village Shankarnagar for redressing the grievances of villagers. Chief Minister also gave instructions to officials to ensure payment of remaining amount to villagers for construction of toilets under Clean India Mission, within three days. Chief Minister was accompanied by Principal Secretary Mr. Aman Kumar SIngh and Secretary Mr. Subidh Kumar Singh.