Raipur. In today’s episode of his monthly radio programme ‘Raman Ke Goth’ broadcasted from Raipur station, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that our schemes are not made in air conditioned rooms, rather they are make in villages among poor and farmers at chaupals.
Chief Minister said- the information I receive from common people during Gram Suraaj, Lok Suraaj Abhiyan, Jandarshan and visits to villages becomes the basis for our next upcoming budget. Dr Singh told listeners of his radio programme that state government has decided to commence Chief Minister Pension Scheme this year. Under this scheme, those three lakh people will be included, who have been found to be extremely deprived in socio-economic survey of year 2011, budget provision for the same has been made. Dr Singh said – Chhattisgarh Government’s budget is continuously expanding. State’s budget that was only Rs nine thousand 270 crore, has increased to Rs 83 thousand 189 crore for fiscal year 2018-19. Our fifteenth year’s budget has increased by nine time as compared to the budget of first year. The expanding size of budget is the indicator of development. Like the previous 30 episodes of Raman Ke Goth, people of all districts in the state listened to the 31st episode with interest and enthusiasm.
Chief Minister said- State Government has made provisions of Rs 13 thousand 480 crore for farmers, which is 29% more than previous year. Rs 20 thousand 645 crore has been provisioned for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe. Chief Minister said- often paddy bonus distribution in state is talked about. And this year also we will be distributing paddy bonus to farmers as per our promise, but you’ll be surprised to know that the amount we spend in providing free electricity to farmers is far more than the amount we distribute as bonus, and free electricity will be provided this year as well. This is the reason why Rs 2107 crore has been provisioned for paddy bonus distribution and Rs 2975 crore has been provisioned for subsidized electricity supply to farmers. Dr Singh said that provisions for opening six agriculture colleges in Jashpur, Chhuikhadan, Korba, Kurud, Gariaband, and Mahasamund has been made in the new budget.
Talking about Lok Suraaj Abhiyan, Chief Minister Dr Singh said that- through this campaign, government itself goes to public, and people do not not have to come to the government. Chief Minister informed about the third phase of state-wide Lok Suraaj Abhiyan to commence from March 11 to March 31, saying that in this phase, one redressal camp will be held for each 10 gram panchayats. Government will reach out to people in government hospitals, hostels, school-colleges, tehsil offices, ration shops, aanganbadi centres, bus stands, farms and chaupals. I will be personally paying surprise visits to such institutions in different villages and districts.He added that right from Chief Minister to cabinet ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs, MPs, panchayat and urban body representatives, Chief Secretary to Patwari each one will be participating in this campaign.
Dr Raman Singh said in his radio programme- I am glad and excited that I would be getting the opportunity to interact with you all through Lok Suraaj Abhiyan. He informed the listeners about various women welfare schemes and initiatives being implemented and conducted by the government. Chief Minister said that under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, 18 lakh women against the target of 35 lakh women have been provided LPG gas connection at nominal registration cost of Rs 200. They are provided double burner stove and first filled cylinder free of cost. Shuchita yojana has been started to provide sanitary napkins to school going girl students. In the first phase, sanitary napkin vending machines were installed in 2000 government schools of 20 districts and three lakh daughters have been connected with this scheme. Now this scheme will cover all the high schools and colleges, where 10 lakh daughters will be able to avail this scheme.