Raipur: During the ongoing National Tribal Dance Festival at the Science College ground here, the chief ministers of two tribal-dominated states, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand indulged in a ‘jugalbandi’ by playing traditional instruments and trumpet. When Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren started playing Thodka, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel supported him by playing trumpet at the departmental stall of public relations.
The Chief Guest of the National Tribal Dance Festival-Rajyotsava 2021 organized Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren along with Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the development exhibition organized by various departments of Chhattisgarh Government at the venue and inspected it. The Chief Minister inspected the stalls of the Water Resources Department, Public Works Department, Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare and Biotechnology Department, Aajeevika Gudi (RIPA), and became aware of their functioning.
During the inspection of Minor Forest Produce Processing Units at Aajeevika Gudi (RIPA), he observed the working of Mini Oil Mill, Mini Dal Mill, and other small-scale units like Murra, Chana, Lai, and Popcorn Bursting. During this, Soren also tasted the taste of Chhattisgarhi Murra.
Baghel apprised the chief guest Soren about the livelihood-related activities being conducted thereby showing the model of Gauthan constructed by the Department of Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare and Biotechnology under Suraji Gaon Yojana. Along with this, the officials of Indira Gandhi Agricultural University told about the different varieties of ragi flour, kodo, rice, herbal gulal, and rice being produced in the university.