Raipur: The state government’s strategy to ensure smooth economic development during corona crisis has begun to yield promising results. Despite the crisis, festive market of the state is getting tremendous response.
According to the information received from automobile market, compared to the sales in Navratri period last year, tremendous hike in sale of vehicles in both urban and rural areas has been recorded. While in year 2019 as many as 417 agriculture tractors were sold, this year the number of tractors sold has reached 679. Likewise, 28 commercial tractors were sold last year and this year total 35 such tractors have been sold.
This data reflects the prosperity in rural areas and the self-confidence of farmers. Similarly, sale of cars has also increased this year. Last year, 2426 cars were sold during Navratri, but this year 2795 cars have been sold in the Navratri period. Talking about Harvesters, last year only one harvester was sold during Navratri, whereas this year 24 propel purchased harvesters. After corona crisis, Chhattisgarh's economy is improving at a faster pace. Chhattisgarh government's efforts to put money in farmer's pocket can be considered as one of the reasons behind this improvement.
While entire country has been suffering from recession and unemployment, Chhattisgarh state is grabbing attention for its achievements during corona crisis. This is the result of chief minister's far-sighted decisions for the state such as transferring money into the accounts of farmers during the time of crisis, continuing production in industries during lockdown to maintain employment opportunities, providing maximum employment under MNREGA. Because of such timely decisions, state remained unaffected by the recession, and after unlock, business sector also recovered at a promising pace.