Raipur: Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel held discussions with villagers, public representatives and social heads of Bijapur and Sukma districts in a virtual dialogue programme on Saturday.
Addressing the programme, he said that the state government is committed to protect the interests of the tribals. He said that fruitful discussions were held with all the people in this meeting. Everyone wants peace, development and justice in the region.
Describing the incident of Silger as unfortunate, Baghel expressed grief over this incident. “It was a circumstantial incident; a magisterial inquiry has been announced into the incident. You all cooperate in this. The state government also wants that the facts to come out and there will be no hesitation in taking action on whatever facts comes out”, he said.
Baghel announced the approval of a 30-bed hospital at Jagargunda on the demand of the villagers. Similarly, to solve the problem of red water in 10 gram panchayats of Gangalur area of Bijapur district, including Gangalur, Burji, Gongla, Pusnar, Pedia, Todka, Gampur, Kaika, Reddy and Palnar, he announced the installation of siltation filtration structure and solar dual pump with a cost of Rs 5 crore to get rid of this problem. With the establishment of this plant, clean drinking water will be available to about 20,000 people of 6,000 families of this area.
Chief Minister appealed to the people's representatives that village development committees should be formed in the villages, in which educated youth should be included. In special circumstances where the Sarpanch is not present, the construction works will be given to these committees. He appealed to all the heads of society and public representatives to prepare a map of the land occupied by the natives, and take initiative to get Patta of the land occupied under the Forest Rights Recognition Act. On the request of the villagers, he invited them to come to Raipur to meet them.
In the virtual program, Chief Minister Shri Baghel approved 16 works costing Rs 11.2 crore in Sukma district and also performed Bhoomi Pujan. In these works, extension of power line in Silger village at a cost of Rs 1.65 crore, construction of 100 seater ashram building in village Ursangal at a cost of Rs 2.35 crore, 50 seater ashram building in Silger at a cost of Rs 1.78 crore, construction of social building of Sarva Adivasi Samaj in village Panchayat Silger at a cost of Rs 20 lakh, construction of 9 km WBM road up to village Silger-Tekalguda-Purvti at a cost of Rs 1.62 crore, 4 km WBM road to Chimlipenta-Singaram-Jagargunda at a cost of Rs 72 lakh, 5 km WBM road construction from village Kunded to Ursangal at a cost of Rs 90 lakh, 7 km WBM road from Gondpalli to Darandarbha at a cost of Rs 1.26 crore lakh,Universal PDS building construction in Pentachilli Gram Panchayat costing Rs 10 lakh, Universal PDS building construction in Gram Panchayat Kunded at a cost of Rs 10 lakh, Construction of Devgudi in Gram Panchayat Silger, Kunded and Pentachilli at a cost of Rs 5 lakh, Anganwadi building construction work at a cost of Rs 6.45 lakh in Gram Panchayat Kunded, Village Ursangal and Silger are included.