C’garh entering new world through IT: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jun 2018 11:19:51



The Hitavada State Bureau


Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Friday said that Chhattisgarh is entering new world of development through Information Technology. Over 6,000 km fiber cable network is being laid to up link 10,000 gram panchayats via Bharat Net. Fifty lakh Smart phones will be distributed to women, farmers and college students under the Sky Project. Citizens can take advantage of various social welfare schemes through smart phones while the farmers can avail of the information regarding market rates and weather reports.These views were made by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh while addressing a mammoth gathering at Masturi during the ongoing state-wide Vikas Yatra. He announced the construction of stadium at the same venue where public meeting is being held today. The Chief Minister dedicated and laid foundation stones of 64 developmental works worth Rs 217.61 crore. He dedicated 38 developmental works worth Rs 152.56 crore and laid the foundation stones of 26 developmental works worth Rs 65 crore. On the occasion the Chief Minister distributed cheques and relief materials to 21,000 beneficiaries under various social-welfare schemes. He also distributed abaadi pattas to 16829 beneficiaries apart from Rs 17.92 crore to 13,340 farmers as paddy bonus and Rs 12.12 crore as drought-relief amount to 13,193 farmers.

Works inaugurated by Chief Minister include Jairamnagar-Masturi-Malhar-Jondhra-Lavan Road built at the cost of nearly Rs 137 crore, Kohrauda-Daldali road worth Rs 2 crore, power substation of 33/11 KV capacity worth Rs 2 crore in Kevantadih, road from Atal Capitol Complex to Sukhripali built at the cost of Rs 1.73 crore, eight additional rooms and electrification works in Government Madanlal Shukla College Seepat worth Rs 1.40 crore.
Dr Singh laid foundation stone for over-bridge near Jairamnagar on Howrah-Mumbai railway route worth Rs 41.75 crore, Lilagar anicut under solar micro irrigation scheme worth Rs 6.61 crore, Rahtator anicut being built under solar micro irrigation scheme worth Rs 3.31 crore, mini-stadium worth Rs 3 crore in Pachpedi, and new building of government higher secondary school Masturi worth Rs 2.67 crore.

Dr Raman Singh said the focus of development is on villages, farmers and poor. The authorities are stressing upon the emancipation of deprived sections of the society. He dwelt upon the various schemes for women and senior citizens. Cycles, sewing machines, tool kits, scholarships to students and financial assistance to girls’ weddings. Electricity connections will be provided to all the hamlets soon to dispel darkness.Chief Minister said that paddy bonus worth Rs 1700 crore, drought-relief, tendupatta bonus, abaadi pattas are being distributed during ‘Vikas Yatra’. An amount of Rs 1 lakh subsidy will be provided to farmers for installation of irrigation pumps.

Present on the occasion were Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal, Assembly Deputy Speaker Badridhar Diwan, Panchayat Minister Ajay Chandrakar Urban Aministration Minister Amar Agrawal, MP Lakhan Lal Sahu, Chairperson of Women’s Commission Harshita Pande, Chhattisgarh Housing Board Chairman Bhupendra Singh Savanni, BJP State President Dharamlal Kaushik, Chairman Jila Panchayat Bilaspur Deepak Sahu, Bilaspur Mayor Kishore Rai and several prominent personalities were present.