‘C’garh Govt turns Red Corridor Green’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Dec 2017 10:27:10


Staff Reporter,


Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said that Chhattisgarh is entering into its fourteen years with full enthusiasm and zeal and ready to take a giant leap of development. He said that the Bastar region, which is known as the Red Corridorarea because of Maoist activities, is fast transforming into a ‘Green Corridor’ because of the state government’s development works.

Speaking at a Leadership Summit in New Delhi organised by a national newspaper, the Chief Minister said that the state of Chhattisgarh has registered slow and steady irreversible progress in last 17 years. He added that in these 14 years Chhattisgarh has achieved such great heights of development which is far more then the economic and social index of other states. No one in Chhattisgarh die due to hunger in Chhattisgarh.

Speaking of health index, the Chief Minister said that IMR has come down to 39 per thousand from 70 per thousand and MMR has reduced to 221 per lakh from 379 per lakh in Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh government has started 102 facilities for everyone and provided Rs 50,000 through smart card facility to provide better health services to poor people. He added that per capita consumption of electricity is the social indicator of any state and Chhattisgarh is amongst the top three states. The state’s per capita consumption has increased from 525 to 1724 unit.

The Chief Minister said that a single decision of the Central government has changed the development scenario of Chhattisgarh. Now, the state fund flow has increased from 32 per cent to 42 per cent, providing more development opportunities for the state. Principal Secretary of CM Aman Kumar Singh and Special Secretary PR Rajesh Toppo were also present at the function.