Raipur: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that Dharsa Vikas Yojana will soon be started in the state to give farmers convenient access to their fields. He said that a new avenue of income has been opened for the farmers by linking Chief Minister's Plantation Scheme with Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana.
In a virtual program organized at his residence office today, Chief Minister inaugurated and performed bhumipujan of 1430 works worth Rs 565 crore in Balodabazar-Bhatapara and Mahasamund districts. He dedicated 1172 works worth Rs 295 crore for Balodabazar district and works 258 works worth Rs 270 crore for Mahasamund district.
Baghel sanctioned Rs 6
crore for construction of a pucca road and a bridge from village Pahanda in
Balodabazar district to Raipur via Limahi and assured of sanctioning Rs 20 lakh
for building construction on land allotment for Thethvar Yadav Community Hall
in Balodabazar, in response to the demand of Mr. Shailesh Nitin Trivedi,
Chairman of Textbook Corporation.
Chief minister said that despite the adverse circumstances due to COVID crisis, State Government has been working in interest of all the sections of society including poor, farmers, laborers and tribals. Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana helped in empowering the farmers. The installments of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana continued to reach the accounts of the farmers whenever they needed it for the agricultural works. Last year, an amount of Rs 5628 crore was transferred directly to the accounts of 19 lakh farmers in four installments under this scheme. Now the scope of this scheme is being further expanded including tur, maize, kodo, kutki, soybean, pulses and oilseeds along with sugarcane and paddy.
Baghel said that Godhan Nyay Yojana has also brought great respite to the farmers and cattle rearers during COVID crisis. So far, more than Rs 95 crore has been paid to the dung vendors against the procurement of cow dung. Chhattisgarh was the first state in the country to provide employment under MNREGA works during the last lockdown. This year as well, 25 percent of the annual target under MNREGA has been completed in two months. During the entire Corona period, the collection of minor forest produce in forest areas was done at an expedited pace and Chhattisgarh ranked first in the country on this front as well. Currently too, collection of minor forest produce is in progress an accelerated pace. During the program, Chief Minister had a discussion with women of self-help groups, beneficiaries of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, Godhan Nyay Yojana, Chief Minister Plantation Promotion Scheme, and children of Swami Atmanand English Medium School in both the districts.