In the ‘Raman Ke Goth’ programme broadcasted from Akashwani today, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh expressed desire to decorate Naya Raipur with soil, water and flowers-plants of nearly 20,000 villages of Chhattisgarh. He said- For this purpose, more than 1.5 lakh Panchayat Representatives i.e. Panch-Sarpanch, members of Jila Panchayats and Corporators of urban development bodies will be invited to Naya Raipur, under ‘Hamar Chhattisgarh Yojana’. Dr Singh said that Creator of Chhattisgarh State, Bharat Ratna and our Ex-Prime Minister Mr. Atal Vajpayee had constituted Chhattisgarh state in year 2000 with a dream to give a new identity to people of Chhattisgarh. ‘Hamar Chhattisgarh Yojana’ has been started to take the image of Chhattisgarh’s development that we all have created to each an every village of state.
It was the 10th episode of the monthly radio programme of Chief Minister. People in villages and cities of state enthusiastically listened to the radio programme of Chief Minister. Dr Raman Singh said in his address to the listeners that a constructive discussion on how far have we succeeded in creating identity of Chhattisgarh and what other steps are to be taken for further development, will be held with Panchayat Representatives invited under ‘Hamar Chhattisgarh Yojana’.
They will be taken on tour to Agriculture University, Bhilai Steel Plant and other centres of development. Chief Minister started his talk on radio by extending congratulations on ‘Vikas Parv’, which is being celebrated on completion of two years of Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. Dr Raman Singh said- Vikas Parv is the festival of entire country and state. It is a glad tiding of ‘Achchhe Din’ . Under the leadership of Mr. Modi, nation has set many new milestones of development. India’s glory and prestige has enhanced across the world. This year, GDP has increased by 7.6 per cent and India has secured first position in the world. Chief Minister mentioned about the schemes started by Mr. Narendra Modi, including Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana, New Crop Insurance Scheme, Mudra Yojana, Digital India and others, saying that these schemes have commenced a new era of prosperity and progress in Chhattisgarh. He said that Mr. Modi has given a big gift to farmers by increasing support price for paddy by Rs 60.
Dr Raman Singh requested people of state for their active participation in observing ‘World Yoga Day’ on June 21. He also told listeners about the benefits of Yoga. Dr Singh said- I would like to tell all of you that no matter how much busy you are in your routine, but everyday one must spare at least 20-30 minutes for practicing Yoga. It will not only keep you healthy energetic and active but will also benefit your family, society, state and country through you. Chief Minister also extended wishes on Kabeer Jayanti, Chhatrasaal Jayanti, and Maharana Pratap Jayanti. He commemorated Martyrdom Day of Veerangana Rani Durgavati and paid tribute. Chief Minister also gave information about State Government’s arrangements for supporting farmers in cultivation of kharif crops during monsoon.
Dr Singh said- It is good news for all of us that arrival of good monsoon has been predicted this year. He congratulated farmers in advance for the same. Dr Singh told that each cooperative society of state has been equipped with sufficient stock of fertilizers, seeds and plant saving medicines. Farmers may collect it as per requirement. He told that each of farmers in drought-affected tehsils will be given one quintal of paddy seeds in this kharif season. Dr Singh said that keeping in view the possibilities of natural calamities during monsoon, state government has already alerted the administration and has allotted Rs 84 crore to each district in advance.
In the radio programme, Chief Minister especially mentioned and appreciated school students and villagers making efforts for environment conservation in Chhattisgarh and said that their efforts are exemplary for all of us. He said- I am happy to know that people in Chhattisgarh have become so aware about environment conservation. Students of Mandhar Higher Secondary School have planted 1100 plants under Hariyar Chhattisgarh Abhiyan, and every child had taken responsibility of saving on plant. People of this village had also participated in this campaign. Today, these children have made their school a green campus. Chief Minister appreciated the role of Principal Ms Sarita Nasre in their efforts. Dr Raman Singh also mentioned about the efforts being made by children members of Eco-club in Bharat Mata Higher Secondary School, Bilaspur for water conservation and environment conservation.
Talking about his visit to Raigarh and Jashpur district, Dr Singh said that in these districts, students of more than 100 schools have made soak pits for ground water conservation and augmentation. Dr Singh said that we should take inspiration from these children. He said that in rural areas of state, people have made more than 45 thousand new and small ponds, to save water and spread greenery.
Dr Raman Singh said- Our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has called on every citizen to plant a tree. I am happy that Chhattisgarh state has pledged to plant three trees per person, for which Hariyar Chhattisgarh and Save Water Campaigns are being conducted. To realize the vision of pollution-free Chhattisgarh, we have made action plan of two years. Chief Minister also mentioned about Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s Ujjwala Yojana in his ‘Raman Ke Goth’ programme. Dr Singh said that under this scheme, 25 lakh poor families in Chhattisgarh state will be issued LPG connection in the name of female member of the family at the nominal cost of Rs two hundred, within two years. He said that under this scheme, Chhattisgarh Government is giving away double burner stove and first LPG cylinder for free. Chief Minister said that implementation of this scheme will save one crore trees every year and female members of the families will be saved from the health hazards caused by smoke. Chief Minister thanked Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi for the scheme, on behalf of mothers and sisters of Chhattisgarh state.