Inauguration and Bhumipujan of works worth Rs 681 crore in Raipur and Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi districts
Statue of social worker Nemichand Shri Shrimal and senior journalist Govindlal Vora unveiled
Bhoomipujan of 24-hour water supply scheme worth Rs 74.38 crore in Raipur
Raipur, June 14
Other than bringing positive changes in the lives of the people in Chhattisgarh, constant efforts are being made to develop strong infrastructure and increase civic amenities in the districts, said Chief Minister.
He said that state government’s priorities are the same for development of both capital city Raipur and the new district Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi. There will be no shortage of resources for the development of the new district, he affirmed. Continuous work is being done to strengthen the road network from the urban areas of Raipur district to the villages around them, said Baghel.
Chief Minister Baghel was addressing the virtual program held for inauguration-bhoomipujan of 752 development works worth more than Rs.681 crore in Raipur and Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi districts, at his residence office here on June 13. Out of 391 development works worth Rs 561 crore 32 lakh unveiled for Raipur district, 28 works worth Rs 100 crore 32 lakh inaugurated and bhumipujan of 363 works worth Rs 461 crore were performed. Similarly, among the 361 works worth Rs.120 crore 8 lakh unveiled for Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district, bhumipujan of 300 development works worth Rs.67 crore 26 lakh was performed and 61 works worth Rs.52 crore 81 lakh were inaugurated.
In the virtual program held today, Chief Minister Baghel also unveiled the statue of social worker Shri Shrimal and journalistic leader Govindlal Vora at Bal Ashram in Raipur. He said that the contribution made by social worker Nemichand Shri Shrimal and the pioneer of journalism Govindlal Vora in the field of social service can never be forgotten. From Dau Kalyan Singh to Nagar Mata Binny Bai, there has been a tradition of sacrifice, charity and philanthropy in Chhattisgarh. Nemichand Shri Shrimal Ji and Govind Lal Vora Ji carried forward the same tradition. Their statues will always inspire people to be kind and generous.
In the program, Chief Minister did bhumipujan various works, including a scheme worth Rs 74 crore 38 lakh for providing water supply round the clock in Smart Raipur Scheme area.
He said that Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi may be lagging behind in terms of roads, culverts, buildings, but the district is leading in availing the benefits of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, Godhan Nyay Yojana and Suraji Gaon Yojana. Under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana in Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district, free seeds will be distributed to 723 farmers of Baiga and other Scheduled Tribes for cultivation of Kodo in 300 hectares.
Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh as well as in Gaurela-Pendra Marwahi district had fought the tough battle against COVID crisis and has emerged successful. In the Gaurela-Pendra Marwahi district, forest dwellers have been given forest resource rights on more than 38,650 hectares of land by allotting individual forest rights leases of 603 hectares land to 1676 people and 51 community forest resource rights letters in the last two years. Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan has also achieved tremendous success in Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi. In the year 2019-20, the percentage of malnutrition among the children of this district was 23.12, which has come down to 20.46 percent in 2020-21.
Speaker of Vidhan Sabha, Dr. Charandas Mahant while addressing the program said that state government has instilled confidence in the underprivileged, poor, tribals, farmers, women through various public welfare schemes and programs. People of Chhattisgarh have become aware and have started voicing their opinions and demands. This is the real quality of a Chhattisgarhia. Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Ravindra Choubey said that providing compassionate appointment to the dependents of the deceased government servants within a month during the Corona period reflects the compassion of Chief Minister. He said that schemes like Godhan Nyay Yojana and Swami Atmanand English Medium School would bring revolutionary change in Chhattisgarh.
In the program, Revenue Minister Jaisingh Agrawal said that Chief Minister has a special affection for the newly-formed district of Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi. Despite being a new district, Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi is developing rapidly. Rajya Sabha MP Chhaya Verma said that Chief Minister has made sincere efforts to reawaken the soul of Chhattisgarh through the culture, language, tradition, Teej-festivals of Chhattisgarh. This has brought new confidence in Chhattisgarhiyas.
Members of Parliament Jyotsna Mahant and Arun Sao, Parliamentary Secretary Vikas Upadhyay, MLA Dr. KK Dhruv, Dhanendra Sahu, Satyanarayan Sharma, Anita Yogendra Sharma, Kuldeep Juneja also addressed the program. On this occasion, Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, Forest and Climate Change Minister Mohammad Akbar, School Education Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam, Urban Administration and Development Minister Dr. Shivkumar Dahria, Chairman of State Civil Supplies Corporation Ram Gopal Agrawal, Chhattisgarh State Mineral Department Corporation Chairman Girish Devangan, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Subrat Sahoo were present.