‘Housing colonies to be built for surrendered Maoists in Sukma’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jan 2018 10:31:06


Staff Reporter,


Chief Minister redresses grievances of four LWE blocks in ‘E-Jandarshan’

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Thursday sanctioned Rs 4 crore for the expansion of bus stand at Left-Wing Extremism affected Sukma district.
He also sanctioned Inter-State bus stand at tehsil headquarter Bhopalpatnam in district Bijapur. The Chief Minister on the occasion announced a housing colony for 100 Maoists who had surrendered in Sukma district under the rehabilitation policy.

The Chief Minister said Rs 1 lakh per house will be sanctioned from the Bastar and Southern Region Tribal Development Authority and a grant of Rs 75,000 will be sanctioned from District Minerals’ Fund (DMF), of which, an amount of Rs 15,000 is meant for building toilets.

Chief Minister was attending ‘e-Jandarshan’ programme at his official residence in the capital. The programme was attended by people’s representatives and citizens of four developmental blocks of Bastar Division including Sukma, Bhopalpatnam, Bijapur (both districts) and Kuhakonda (district Dantewada). The Chief Minister addressed the problems on the spot. He started the ‘e-Jandarshan’ with Sukma. Nagar Panchayat Chairperson Laxmi Bai said that Rs 4 crore was needed for the development of bus stand at Nagar panchayat. Chief Minister instructed the District Collector to send the master plan to the Urban Administration Department at Mantralaya.

Dr Raman Singh assured distribution of 668 land pattas to the beneficiaries under Prime Minister Housing Project within a month. He ordered the Collector to take immediate steps on the issue. Sukma Janpad Panchayat Chairperson Aradhana Markam requested the Chief Minister to allocate a sports ground at gram panchayat Ramaram and solar energy-based ‘Nal-Jal Yojana’ at village Kudkel.

Sukma Zila panchayat member Dhaniram Baarse complained regarding the delay in payments of Rs 1 crore under the MNREGA developmental works in Sukma district. The Chief Minister informed that the state government had received central funds yesterday only. Baarse also requested the Chief Minister for sanctioning a boys-girls’
Adivasi hostel at village Jhaapra on the banks of river Shabri in the district.

A member of zilla panchayat Bijapur, Bhopalpatnam development block Vasant Laati expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister over laying of high-quality roads in the region.

Bhopalpatnam is on the edge of two states-Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. There is a need for constructing Inter-State bus stand there. Dr Raman Singh immediately sanctioned the bus stand project. He said that Bhopalpatnam will become a commercial centre of Bijapur
district in the near future.

Chief Minister assured that the problem of electricity shortage will be addressed in next five months. He added that a power sub-station is being built at Bijapur and four more power sub-stations have been sanctioned for the district.

Dr Raman Singh also revealed that 20,000 houses will be electrified under the Prime Minister ‘Saubhagya’ project during next six months. The Chief Minister added that the district will not face any electricity shortage in next twenty years.

The Chief Minister said that a road linking Bhopalpatnam-Tarlaguda is being laid at a rapid pace. Bridges are being constructed on this road.
Forest Minister Mahesh Gagda, Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Additional Chief Secretary Ajay Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Aman Kumar Singh, several senior officers of various departments were also present at the video-conferencing programme.