Be free to express views on any issue, CM to villagers

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jan 2018 11:03:08

Staff Reporter,



Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today via 'e-Jandarshan' heard the grievances of villagers of eight development blocks (Janpad Panchayats)-Jashpur, Manora, Farsabahar, Dhuldhula, Baghicha, Pathalgaon, Kansabel and Kunkhuri.
Dr Raman Singh called upon the villagers not to hesitate and be free to express their views on any issue. He solved many grievances on the spot. Chief Minister took the occasion to wish the citizens a happy new year.

About 222 citizens from Jashpur district had attended the normal 'Jandarshan' during the past one year in the capital. But in today's 'e-Jandarshan' about 400 citizens participated. The Chief Minister spoke to 45 citizens from the eight janpad panchayats while rests of the complaints were registered.

Chief Minister assured the gathering that grievances will be redressed soon. It may be mentioned here that all the 146 Janpad panchayats have been up linked with Raipur-based Mantralaya and Chief Minister's official residence. Direct contact with the masses had been made easier.
During the e-Jandarshan, the Chief Minister started his interaction with citizens from Adivasi-dominated Jashpur district.

'Jandarshan' is a platform where masses can have direct conversation with Chief Minister. It takes 12 hours travel (400 km) from Jashpur to Raipur. The state government had decided to launch 'e-Jandarshan' to have direct contact with the masses in the far-flung regions of State.

Dr Raman Singh during conversation with one Sitabai from village Salhekhera under Jashpur Janpad panchayat, wished her Ram-Ram and enquired about her well-being and the conditions prevailing in the village. Sitabai during interaction with the Chief Minister said the transformer in the village always remains dysfunctional despite repeated complaints. Despite no power supply, hefty bills are sent. The transformer was also installed through villagers’ money which they had collected through donations. Taking serious cognizance of the complaint he said it is disappointing that the villagers collected donations to install transformer and suspended the Divisional Engineer with immediate affect. Some other villagers also complained about erratic power bills, to which the Chief Minister assured that CSPDCL will carry out meter reading again and solve the problem. He assured that the Secretary Energy and MD CSPDCL will look into this problem personally.

The Chief Minister on the occasion assured that the Jashpur residents that electricity will be provided to 90,000 houses in next eight months' period.

Resident of village panchayat Saarudih Urmila Ekka requested the Chief Minister to instruct the panchayat officials to release the long-pending arrears of 'Swachh Bharat Mission' projects. Sarpanch informed the Chief Minister that 51 toilets had been built and they are using for the past six months. About Rs 14 lakh had been paid and the rest had not been released. Mahila Sarpanch said that Rs 83 crore had been sanctioned under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission' for Jashpur district and 1.20 lakh toilets had been built till date. The Jila panchayat officials informed the Chief Minister that Rs 40 crore still is required. Dr Raman Singh instructed the officials to release Rs 20 crore within one day.

During interaction with the Chief Minister residents of Manora Janpad Panchayat and resident of gram Panchayat Kharsota complained regarding the havoc created by wild elephants. Dr Singh enquired regarding the location of tuskers. Fifteen tuskers are loitering around at a distance of two kilometers. Lachhuram, a resident of gram panchayat Surjula complained about the lack of electricity in the area. Chief Minister assured him that the village will be provided with electricity in month's time.

Dr Raman Singh assured Annati Bai resident of gram panchayat Chadia that she will be provided with modern
medical treatment for her heart ailment in the capital. Vivek Dhand instructed the SDM to make arrangements for the patient to be shifted to capital.
Present during the e-Jandarshan programme were Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Principal Secretary Aman Kumar Singh and several senior officers.