Antyodaya beneficiaries in 1,080 villages to get cover of C’garh Food Security Act

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Oct 2018 11:15:47


Staff Reporter,


Chhattisgarh Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh ayed several significant proposals on Wednesday.
These include recruitment of teachers in medical colleges and dental medical colleges, bringing all Antyodaya and priority ration card holders residing in 1080 villages in nine Modified Area Development Approach (MADA) areas under the cover of Chhattisgarh Food and Nutrition Security Act 2012 and to provide benefits under Saur Sujla Scheme to Gaushalas registered and run under Animal Husbandry Department.

The Chhattisgarh Cabinet today decided to bring all 1080 villages coming under nine Modified Area Development Approach (MADA) areas under the cover of Chhattisgarh Food and Nutrition Security Act 2012.
This decision which has huge political ramifications, keeping in the view the forthcoming Assembly elections in State, is being seen as State Government’s initiative towards wooing the people residing in tribal dominated areas.

After the approval in the cabinet, all the Antyodaya and priority ration card holders residing in these areas will be provided with 2 Kgs of desi chana (gram) at Rs 5 per Kilo every month per ration card. This will benefit 1,27,114 Antyodaya and priority ration card holders.

It is worth mentioning here that such villages having population of 10,000 or more with 50 percent or more of the total population of such villages being Tribals, such villages are considered under MADA area. In Chhattisgarh, there are nine MADA areas in seven districts, which include 33 and 100 villages in Gopalpur and Sarangarh MADA areas respectively in Raigarh district, 77 villages in Nachania MADA area in Rajnandgaon district, 147 villages in Baloda Bazaar MADA area in Baloda Bazaar district, 46 villages under Rujga MADA area in Janjgir-Champa, 219 villages in Kawardha MADA area under Kabirdham district, 200 and 215 villages respectively in Mahasamund-1 and Mahasamund-2 MADA areas in Mahasamund district and 43 villages in Gangrel MADA area in Dhamtari district. Tribal dominated these MADA areas are also inhabited by Special Backward Tribe Baiga and Kamaar communities, and they will also be benefited from this decision.

The Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Wednesday approved implementation of Chhattisgarh Autonomous Medical College Academic Model Service Rules, 2018 with immediate affect in the state. The implementation of this Rule will empower the Executive Committee of the respective Autonomous Body in medical colleges and dental medical colleges, with the right to appoint teachers. Transparency will be the top-most priority in all such appoints, for which the emoluments will be paid from the own resources generated by the college. It was also approved that the teachers thus selected will continue to execute their services in the colleges where they have been selected and their appointment will on non-transferable basis. However, under this Rule, appointments in the administrative posts like that of Dean, Principal and Hospital Superintendent, etc, can’t be done. It also added that the service rules for teachers who are already working in such colleges on regular basis and those appointed thorough Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission will remain effective as earlier.

Chhattisgarh Cabinet today decided to extend the benefits of Saur Sujala Yojna to all such Gaushallas which are registered and functioning under Animal Husbandry Department.

Accordingly, they will be provided with solar pumps under the scheme so that these gaushallas continue to get water for cattle and for irrigation for fodder production. Under the Saur Sujla Scheme, presently farmers are being provided with solar pumps for irrigation. The state had earlier fixed a target of installing 51,000 solar irrigation pumps, which has been enhanced to 56,574 pumps till March 2019. In the current financial year, a total of 19,494 solar pumps will be installed at a cost of Rs 490 crore. The Cabinet has decided to carry out installation of solar pumps in gaushallas in phase-wise manner.