Distribution of bonus worth Rs 2238 crores to farmers and tendupatta labourers have begun with the commencement of State-wide Vikas Yatra-2013 on Monday. As per the earlier announcement of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, distribution of Rs 1926 crores as bonus to more than 10.08 lakh member farmers of 1333 primary societies at the rate of Rs 270 per quintal against the paddy procured in year 2012, is in process.
Weekly Jandarshan programme, scheduled on May 9, May 16, May 23 and May 30 at Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh's residence, has been cancelled. Even as on these dates, Chief Minister will be participating in the state-wide Vikas Yatra-2013. Meanwhile, Chief Minister will visit various districts of state to inaugurate and perform 'bhumi-pujan' of various development and construction works worth crores of rupees.
Nobel Prize winner of Indian origin Amartya Sen praised the food security model of Chhattisgarh state. In a discussion organized by a private news channel NDTV on the topic 'Development vs Growth', the internationally acclaimed economist Amartya Sen said that Chhattisgarh government is working satisfactorily well in the direction of ensuring food security to public. Talking about the food security bill introduced by central government, Mr Sen said that the bill has several flaws yet any initiative taken in the direction of ensuring food security to public is more than welcome.
Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Chandrashekhar Sahu on Monday flagged-off 'Krishi Taknik (Technic) Rath' designed and made by Indira Gandhi Agriculture University (IGAU) from his residence. Designed as a mobile agriculture publicity unit, this vehicle is equipped with public addressing system, LCD monitor and projector.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh launched the website of Chhattisgarh Stater Scheduled Caste Commission (CSSCC) at his official residence late in the evening on Sunday. With the launching of the website: www.cgstcommission.org detailed information about functioning of Commission can be obtained instantly.
Considering the importance of river Indrawati, the lifeline of South Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has announced to from Indrawati Development Authority (IDA) on Monday. Chief Minister made this announcement in a public meeting during the statewide 'Vikas Yatra' at Jagdalpur late on Monday evening.
Water Resources Minister Ramvichar Netam, on Sunday, conducted review of departmental schemes in a meeting with his officials at Data Center in Sihawa Bhawan. Netam insisted on increasing the irrigation facilities in the State, which forms source of living for 80 per cent of the masses here.
"Life ia a struggle and struggle in life," said Bramhachari Mural Bhai while addressing a spiritual programme organised by Saarvajanik Shri Shri Durga Puja Samiti, Mana on Shekhar Dutt marked his presence on the occasion.
MM Pallam Raju, Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) paid a courtesy visit to Governor Shekhar Dutt on Sunday. Minister Raju, it need be mentioned, visited in Raipur to participate in a function organised by Indian Institute of Management (IIM).
Asserting that the development undertaken in the last ten years in the State in just a beginning, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said many milestones of development are yet to be crossed. He said the prime objective of the State Government is to take Chhattisgarh to the pinnacle among the states in the country. He said the one and ahalf month long 'Vikas Yatra' being initiated by the State Government from May 6 has its own significance because it will provide comparative information of development undertaken in state during the last one decade from 2003 to 2013.