In his address to Tendupatta Bonus Tihaar organized in village Dohna of Balrampur-Ramanujganj district today, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that under Soochna Kranti Yojana (SKY), nearly 55 lakh people of state will be provided smart phones free of cost. These smart phones will have information regarding all schemes of State Government and also the application forms for various welfare schemes, which the beneficiaries will be able to download and apply for the scheme from their phones.
Special drive for distribution of free bicycles and sewing machines to the female labourers of organized sector and distribution of free tool-kits to masons under the schemes of Chhattisgarh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, has been initiated in capital city Raipur from last week. Under this drive, PWD Minister Brijmohan Agrawal distributed free bicycles to 5000 female labourers, free sewing machines to 5000 labourers and tool kits to about 3000 masons, in the programmes organized at eight different venues in Raipur.
Under Chhattisgarh Yuva Suchana Kranti Yojana, a laptop distribution programme will be held at the indoor Stadium, situated near Budhatalab, on Wednesday at 3 pm. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh will be the Chief Guest while Minister for high education and technical education, Ramvichar Netam will preside over the programme.
Celebrating the appointment of Rahul Gandhi as Vice-President of All India Congress Committee, members of Indian Youth Congress on Sunday went to the old age home situated at Katora Talab and distributed sweets, fruits and snacks to the people residing there. The people on this gave blessings to Rahul Gandhi for a bright political future ahead.
Chhattisgarh will soon become the first State in the country which is going to discourage usage of kerosene for lighting homes (lanterns) by substituting the same through solar lamps and solar lanterns. The first significant step in this regard was taken by the state government on Wednesday. Taking initiative in this direction, the state government has decided to distribute free solar lamps to 13 lakh families residing in 95 tribal dominated development blocks and free solar study lamps to 16.50 lakh school students.