‘Atal Vision Document’ committed to uplift poor, farmers: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Sep 2018 14:34:23


The Hitavada State Bureau,


The works completed by the Bharatiya Janata Party led State Government in the state since last 15 years for the upliftment of village, poor and farmers has created a base for inclusive development, said Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. Based on this strong base the ‘Atal Vision Document’ has been prepared to create a developed Chhattisgarh by 2025. 

These views were observed the Chief Minister while addressing a mammoth gathering at Mahasamund district head-quarters on Friday under the statewide ‘Atal Vikas Yatra’. The Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that the Chhattisgarh of 2025 will be among the developed states in the country with every village having road and internet connectivity coupled with quality medical and academic facilities. Rail and air connectivity will be extended to all major cities in
the state.

Adding that the second phase of ‘Vikas Yatra’ has been dedicated to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had created Chhattisgarh, the Chief Minister said that the overwhelming response by the people to the Vikas Yatra has proved that his government has been successful in executing the schemes and benefiting the beneficiaries. Chief Minister’s Food Security Scheme had been devised in such a way that it benefits the beneficiaries for ages.

The Chief Minister on the occasion dedicated and laid foundation stones for development works worth Rs 254 crore which include foundation stone laying of newly sanctioned 33 development works worth Rs 218.37 crore and dedicated 12 development works worth Rs 36 crore. On the occasion the Chief Minister also distributed materials and financial assistances to beneficiaries under various schemes.

Addressing the august gathering, the Chief Minister said that Mahasmund is the district of hard-working farmers and it is only due to their sheer hard-work that the state grows bumper paddy crops. Acknowledging this hard work of farmers the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hike the minimum support price for paddy by Rs 200 per quintal. Henceforth, the State Government has decided to pay bonus along with paddy MSP during the paddy procurement drive initiating from November 1 for the Khariff Marketing season 2018-19. Accordingly, during the paddy procurement, the MSP will be clubbed with bonus and transferred to the bank accounts
of farmers.

The Chief Minister further added that if the farmer sells Grade-A paddy then he will be getting Rs 2,070 (Rs 1,770 MSP +Rs 300 Bonus) per quintal against his paddy produce while the farmer selling Common Grade paddy will be getting Rs 2,050 (Rs 1,750 MSP + Rs 300 Bonus) per quintal. He said that interest free short term agriculture loans are disbursed among farmers apart from providing facility of power bills payment at flat rate for agriculture pumps. Also a grant of Rs 1 lakh is being given for getting new power connections for agriculture pumps. There are 40 lakh families availing the facility of single point connection, they have also been extended the facility of flat rate if their power consumption exceeds by 40 units per month. 

The Chief Minister said that development can be seen in every nook and corner of the state. Over 36 lakh women have been provided with free LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Scheme, pucca houses under PM Housing Scheme has been allotted to over 4 lakh beneficiaries, etc. He added that if someone wants to see development they can come and see in the houses of poor. The State Government has hiked the tendu-patta collection rate from Rs 400 per standard bag to Rs 2,500 per bag apart from providing bonus. Under the Saubhagya Yojna 7.40 lakh houses has been electrified.

Present on the occasion were Tourism Minister Dayaldas Baghel, PWD Minister Rajesh Munat, Mahasamund MP Chandulal Sahu, Parliamentary Secretary Rupkumari Chaudhari, MLAs Chunnilal Sahu, Ramlal Chauhan and Dr Vimal Chopda and Shivratan Sharma along with large number of party workers and office-bearers.