Rs 99.71 crore bonus to one lakh tendupatta collectors
Low-voltage crisis in 222 villages resolved
Raipur, 15 September 2018
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today said that rail connectivity will prove to be a milestone in the rapid development of Bhanupratapur. The day is not far-off when railway line will connect Raoghat and Jagdalpur. He revealed that sanction had been accorded to lay railway lines on both sides to Durg and Jagdalpur. The pace of development will pick up soon and the youth will get employment opportunities. Chief Minister was addressing a mammoth gathering at development headquarter town Bhanupratpur district Kanker as a part of Atal Vikaas Yatra. Chief Minister laid the foundation stones and performed ‘bhoomipujan’ of 32 developmental works worth Rs 68 crore 35 lakh.
Dr. Raman Singh sanctioned Rs 15 lakh for the installation of a statue of Amar Shaheed Veernarayan Singh and Rs 50 lakh for the beautification of lake in the town. He added that the electric sub-station built at a cost of Rs 90 crore at Pakhanjur will start functioning from 20th September. It will illuminate 222 villages. Chief Minister said that an amount of RS 99 crore 71 lakh will be distributed as bonus to about one lakh tendu patta collectors. An amount of Rs 750 crore will be given away as bonus in the entire state. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh distributed relief materials and cheques to the tune of Rs 101 crore 55 lakh to two lakh 16 thousand beneficiaries of various social welfare schemes of the State Government.
Chief Minister said that he was glad that 40 E-Rickshaws are being distributed today on subsidies. He added that the State Government had transformed the lives of marginalized sections of the society by launching multiple socio-welfare schemes. Dr. Raman Singh said that Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi had increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) on paddy by Rs 200 a quintal. The State Government had allocated Rs 300 a quintal as bonus and each farmer will get Rs2050-Rs 2070 a quintal. Dr. Raman Singh said that free medical treatment is being provided upto a ceiling of Rs 50 thousand to about 55 lakh families. Under the Prime Minister ‘Ayushman Bharat Yojana’ treatment will be given up to Rs 5 lakh to poor families.
Dr. Raman Singh said that eleven thousand pucca houses are being built under the Prime Minister Housing Project. All the poor families will be housed in ‘pucca’ houses by the year 2022. Around 42 thousand sisters are being provided with smart phones under the Information Revolution Yojana. The faces of farmers are glowing. The rains were bountiful and good crops are expected this year. ‘Vikaas Yatra’ is the yatra of development of the state and the poorer sections of the society. ‘Naya Chhattisgarh’ will be a reality by the year 2025. MP Mr. Vikram Usendi, Bastar and South Adivasi Region Development Authority Vice-Chairman Mr. Bhoj Raj Nag, former MLA Mr. Devlal Dugga, Mrs. Sumitra Markole, prominent personalities and large number of villagers were also present.
Dr. Raman Singh performed the ‘bhoomipujan’ of construction of 18 bridges worth Rs 21 crore 73 lakh on Bhanupratapur-Salhe-Botha route, Rs 7 crore 42 lakh bridge over Traas canal on Kaapsi-Pakhanjur route, Rs 9 crore 33 lakh worth ‘Nal-Jal’yojana, Rs 5 crore 98 lakh worth bridge on Peedapaal-Mura village, Rs 5 crore 25 lakh bridge over Devdha river near Brahmacharya Para-Alor route.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh dedicated developmental works-additional classrooms built at a cost of Rs One crore 40 lakh at Bhanupratapur Government Graduate College, electric sub-station worth Rs Two crore 40 lakh at Gondahoor, Rs 95 lakh Bhansuli-based Government Higher-Middle School building at Narhar development block and many other projects.