Chief Minister dedicates, performs ‘bhoomipujan’ of works worth Rs 326 crore
Raipur, 15 May 2018
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh late last night said that there is radical and positive transformation in the lives of poor and downtrodden due to the several social-welfare projects of the State Government. The authorities made earnest efforts to understand the aspirations and needs of the farmers, poor and villagers during the past 15 years. Dr. Raman Singh was addressing a huge gathering at district headquarter town Kanker.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh dedicated, laid foundation stones and performed ‘bhoomipujan’ of 638 development works worth Rs 328 crore. He dedicated nine development works worth Rs 70 crore 42 lakh and laid the foundation stones of 629 works worth Rs 258 crore. Dr. Raman Singh said that no citizen goes to bed on empty stomach as State Government had enacted Food Security Act. It provides subsidized rice at Re 1 a kilogram, free salt and grams at Rs Five a kilogram. Speaking on Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s ‘Ayushmaan Bharat’ Yojana, Dr. Raman Singh added that no poor man will be deprived of expensive medical treatment.
Dr. Raman Singh said that twelve lakh fifty thousand ‘residential pattas’ had been distributed in the State. In the year 2003 the wages of Tendu patta collectors were Rs 400 per bag which had been increased to Rs 2500 per bag at present. Chief Minister said that Internet services had been developed in backward Bastar region with an investment of Rs Three thousand crore. Ten thousand gram panchayats in the area are connected with Internet services. Dr. Raman Singh revealed that 50 thousand Smart phones will distributed to students, farmers, workers, women and youth during ‘Vikas Yatra’.
MP Mr. Vikram Usendi gave details of several social welfare schemes. Higher Education Minister Mr. Premprakash Pande, Forest Minister Mr. Mahesh Gaagda, Public Works Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat and Antagarh MLA Mr. Bhojraj Nag were Special Guests on the occasion. Dr. Raman Singh dedicated- Kanker-Amoda-Narharpur road up-gradation bridge over river Mahanadi connecting Sahawada-Tarasgaon. He also dedicated several culverts bridges. He distributed relief materials worth Rs Two crore 52 lakh to about 37 thousand beneficiaries. He gave away cycles to about 3500 women workers, mini rice mills to 30 persons. He launched the distribution of ‘population pattas’ project to 29 thousand 826 beneficiaries. He gave away domestic cooking gas connections to 333 anganwadi centres. Former MLAs Mrs. Sumitra Markole and Mr.Brahmanad Netam, Commissioner Public Relations Department Mr. Rajesh Sukumar Toppo, prominent citizens and large number of common citizens were also present.