Raipur, Mar 31
Chhattisgarh government has initiated several welfare steps to deal with the pandemic of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).
The measures are as follow: lump sum free distribution of rice of April and May 2020 to poor families under public distribution system.
Delivered 40 days of dry pulses and rice from school to mid-day meals to school children during the holiday period.
Distribution of ready-to-eat food to Anganwadi center children, pregnant-infant mothers and adolescent girls in their homes.
One month increase in renewal time for permits, licenses etc. in all urban bodies.
The last date for depositing property tax in urban bodies was extended from 31 March to 30 April.
Increase in appearance of cases in Revenue Courts.
The Commercial Tax (Registration) Department revised the Chhattisgarh market price, which comes into effect from April 1, was made on May 1.
License to two distilleries for industrial manufacture of alcohol based hand sanitizer (hand rub solution) in the state.
Health department decides to give special allowance to staff engaged in treatment of corona
Instructions to employers of all private institutions, factories, hospitals, malls, restaurants, etc. of the state not to lay off workers and pay leave on a corona victim or sick.
Prohibition on meter reading-billing of low pressure consumers till 31st March, decision to give a lump sum two months benefit under “Electricity Scheme at Half Rate”.
PDS goods, milling of paddy, diesel-petrol, LPG and many other services declared essential services.
For quick solution to the problems of health and other daily needs of the common man, 24-hour control room operated in all 28 district headquarters including Rajdhani Raipur.
Helpline number established at state and district level for the convenience of registered workers and workers. Secretary, Department of Labor appointed as State Nodal Officer.
District collectors were empowered to appoint temporary contractual appointments of doctors and specialist doctors as per requirement.
The service period of all contract officers and employees working under the National Health Mission has been extended till 30 June 2020.
ESMA is applicable in all government and private health and medical institutions.
Permission for regular operation of all factories related to food products for continuous supply and availability of food items.
For the uninterrupted availability of essential commodities in the state, the state-level joint control room of the Food and Transport Department operates 24 hours a day for the transportation, storage and smooth distribution of them.
Provision of two quintals of rice for the needy people in every gram panchayat of the state.
Availability of wheat at fixed rate to traders and flour mills in collaboration with FCI.
Manure, seed and pesticide shops and transport of cattle, poultry feed and fish feed have been exempted from lockdown.
Instructions to keep milk stores, vegetable shops, cereals shop and petrol pumps open like earlier.
Provision of free food for the families of patients admitted to government hospitals.
Provision of free food to beggars and destitute people of the state.
Distribution of free food and free ration to 62,172 poor and needy families in Chhattisgarh during lockdown.
Rapid assistance of Rs. 68 lakh and Advance salary of Rs.15 lakh was provided to the labors in distress.
Complete arrangement of food, stay and health check-up for workers returning from border states to Chhattisgarh in convenient places like schools, ashrams, hostels etc. on the state border. Instructions for collectors relief camps from RBC 6-4.
Necessary arrangements for the registered workers of Chhattisgarh stranded in other states and cash in their accounts.
Food and lodging arrangements for the workers in the closed factories through the factory owners.
390 prisoners released on parole and interim bail, who have completed their sentence to reduce the number of prisoners during lockdown.
Assistance from MLA Fund for prevention of corona infection and other need arrangements.
Instructions to the state officials and employees to pay salaries for the month of March in the first week of the new financial year.
Farmers are allowed to work in their enclosures and fields with necessary precaution so that the supply of vegetables and essential commodities is maintained even in urban areas.
Strict arrangements for supply of essential commodities and strict check against black marketing in the state during lockdown.
Cooperation with the general public in the Chief Minister’s Assistance Fund to help the daily laborers and the needy