Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel reached Thelka village of Saja assembly constituency under Bemetara district on December 27 as a part of his mammoth public interaction drive ‘Bhent-Mulaqat Abhiyan’ across the state.
In his address at Bhent-Mulaqat, he said “Chhattisgarh’s existence as a state was our ancestors’ dream. Ensuring the prosperity and development of our farmers is our top priority. Loans to be waived off were promised in the election campaign, and as soon as our new government took charge, the loan of 19 lakh farmers’ totaling Rs.9500 thousand crores was waived off.”. He further stated that effective measures have been taken to enhance the situation of farmers.
Along with providing a fair price for paddy, support prices for other crops have also been announced. In the first year, paddy was purchased for Rs.2500 per quintal, however, now even more prices are available for the purchase of paddy. He said that the fourth installment of the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana will be released to all beneficiaries on March 31.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the core objective of the state government is to improve the economic condition of the common people and to provide quality education to the children. He said that ITI is being upgraded. Free treatment and medicines are being provided to people under health schemes.
Schemes like Haat Bazar Clinic are being run. The government is taking steps to promote the culture of Chhattisgarh. Ram Van Gaman tourism circuit is being developed. He said that work is being done to promote the local culture of different regions of Chhattisgarh.
Chief Minister’s announcements
Chief Minister made several important announcements for the development of Thelka village which include opening of new colleges in Thelka and Bortara, opening of Primary Healthcare Center in Thelka and Khairjhitikala, opening of Swami Atmanand English Medium School of Excellence in Thelka/Parpodi/Mohgaon, opening of High Schools in Gopalpur and Darri, upgradation of High Schools to a Higher Secondary Schools in Suvratala, Ghotwani, Kanhera, Dhivri, Kopedbari, construction of a bridge on Dotu stream near Tendua Navapara, bridge on Karra Nala at the Bortara road, bridge on Kongiyakala Surhi river and bridge construction in Padumsara, upgradation of Devkar Primary Healthcare Center into a Community Healthcare Center, construction of Sara-Bortara – Parpodi road, construction of Gadadih -Bundeli Devkar road, construction of Bija – Keshtara – Lalpur – Thelka – Beltara – Bhendarwani – Chilfi road, construction of Tiriyabhat – Devkar – Jamgaon road, construction of Beltara – Somai Khurd road , construction of Mini stadium in Mungsatola ,Thelka and Mohgaon, construction of Higher Secondary School building in Suvartala, Kehka and Kongiyakala, construction of Sarv Mangalik Bhavan in Thelka, construction of Gada Bhata – Bharda Lodi road and construction of a bridge on Surhi River in Bhandarwani.
Santoshi Bai bought half an acre of land by selling cow dung
While interacting with the Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Paras Patel of Tedhi village stated that Rs.2.50 lakh of his loan has been waived off. Along with being able to celebrate festivals with the money he earns from farming, he is now able to fulfill all of his responsibilities towards his family extremely well.
When asked by the Chief Minister about the Godhan Nyaya Yojana, Santoshi Bai said that she has sold cow dung worth Rs.2 lakh and is also selling cow milk. She is paying for the education of her children and also bought half an acre of land using this money. After listening to her, Chief Minister gave her best wishes.
Umesh Sahu, a member Rajiv Yuva Mitan Club said that there are 55 to 60 members in his club. They all took part in Chhattisgarhi Olympics. Along with this, they are also participating in other programs including the Ramayana competition. The Chief Minister told him that the installment of Rs.25,000 will be deposited in the account of the club on January 12 next year.
Women’s group gifted a jacket made of banana stem fiber
During the meeting, the women’s group of village Rakhi gifted a jacket made of banana stem fiber to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. He thanked them. Farmer Dilip Mishra told the Chief Minister that he has 3 acres of land. He had a loan of Rs.4 lakhs for 15 years, and all of his loans have been waived off. He said that he got the honor of being called a farmer in 2019 after becoming debt free.
The Chief Minister congratulated him. Naveen Mishra of village Somekhurd said that his loan of Rs. 2.50 lakh was waived off. He also recited his poem as well. Chandraprakash Rajput of Gadadih village told that crop production has increased with vermicompost and the soil has also become soft which is very beneficial for the crops. After the meeting, Chief Minister Baghel met the children of Swami Atmanand English Medium School and took information about their education. The Chief Minister also posed for photographs with the children.
Performed bhoomipujan and inaugurated development work worth Rs.87.77 crore at Thelka.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated and performed Bhumi Pujan of 72 developmental works worth Rs.87.77 crores for village Thelka. This includes the inauguration of development work worth Rs.51.57 crore and performed Bhoomipujan of development work worth Rs.36.19 crore.
In the meeting, Shashibala Sahu of Saja village told that she is receiving 35 kg of rice. The Chief Minister asked about salt, sugar, rice, gas cylinder, and kerosene. Shashibala Sahu told that ration, salt and sugar are being provided regularly. A gas cylinder is of Rs.1200 and kerosene oil is of Rs.100 per liter, both are very expensive. On this, the Chief Minister said that the central government decides the price of petrol-diesel and oils.