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”We are building Nava Chhattisgarh by ensuring fair returns to farmers, employment for youngsters, empowerment of women, acknowledgment of cultural heritage and upliftment of tribal people in the state” -Baghel

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Chief Minister attends ‘Speakout Chhattisgarh-2021’ programme

Women Self-Help Groups felicitated for their excellent works

Raipur, December 25

 Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that we are building ‘Nava Chhattisgarh’ by providing fair value of produce to farmers, employment to the youth, empowering women, honouring the indigenous culture and uplifting the tribal people.  On the occasion of 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the visionary of ‘Gram Swaraj’, Suraji Gaon Yojana was launched in Chhattisgarh to strengthen the rural economy.

Chhattisgarh Government has taken several steps towards the economic empowerment of people, which includes loan waiver of farmers, procurement of crops at fair prices, procurement of forest produce and establishment of processing units for value addition.

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel expressed this while addressing ‘Speakout Chhattisgarh-2021’ event organized by a media group in Raipur on Dec 24.

Baghel honoured the women self-help groups in the programme for their excellent work.

 On the occasion of 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said in his address to the programme that the women of self-help groups are doing a commendable job to keep the rural economy moving. Besides taking care of their domestic responsibilities, these women are earning good income through self-employment endeavours and are significantly contributing to their family income. Many products manufactured by women’s groups are being well-recieved. In addition to the various livelihood activities in Gauthans, women are engaged in production of vermi compost on a large scale. As many as 70 thousand women of the state are engaged in this work. Vermicompost and super compost manufactured in Gauthans have become a good alternative, during the current shortage of DAP. Farmers of the state have starting using this manure produced in gauthans in their farms, contributing towards making Chhattisgarh an organic state.
Mr. Baghel further said that animal husbandry have been associated with economy in Chhattisgarh. More than one lakh acres of land has been reserved across the state in form of gauthans. Dung is being procured from cattle-rearers in gauthans.
MoU has been signed to start the production of natural paint from cow dung. Work for production of electricity from cow dung in Gauthans is also in progress. Women of self-help groups are earning good profit by making and selling various products from cow dung.

MoU has been signed to start the production of natural paint from cow dung
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that the support of women is the guarantee of success in any work. During the second wave of COVID-19, 70 thousand Mitanins of the state played an important role in controlling and managing the situation. He said that as a result of the hard work of Swachchta Didis, Chhattisgarh is one of the cleanest states of the country for the last three consecutive years. Mr. Baghel said that I salute the women of the state who are glorifying the name of the state with their hard work and determination.
Urban Administration and Development and Labor Minister Dr. Shivkumar Dahria also addressed the programme. Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Mr. Rakesh Chaturvedi, Commissioner of Public Relations Department Mr. Dipanshu Kabra and CEO of Outlook Group Mr. Indranil Rai were also present in the program.

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