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Govt committed to paddy purchase: CM
Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday reiterated his Government’s commitment to purchase full quota of paddy from the farmers while also keeping its promise made in the BJP’s poll manifesto of providing Rs 300 as bonus amount on per quintal of paddy purchased in the State.
“Besides this, whatever schemes the State Government had launched during the previous years, would be carried out during the budget session of the State Assembly,” he stated while addressing media persons in the context of the Governor’s address to the State Assembly here. The Chief Minister stated that his Government had already implemented the ‘Atal Khetihar Bima Yojana’ for farm labourers launched on the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on December 25 which had also been mentioned in the Governor’s address to the State Assembly.
Singh said that the State Government had also fulfilled its promise of providing 150 days of employment (under MGNREGS) with the provision of a month’s maternity leave made for the pregnant women employed under the scheme. The share of funds for the rural development schemes had gone up from 4.75 per cent to 6.75 per cent which is set to provide a major boost to the State Government schemes for rural development, he said.
The modernisation of the State’s police force was already underway and a thrust would be provided to infrastructure development from Bastar to Surguja region, the Chief Minister said. “For the redressal of all the drinking water problems, the Government would provide solar pumps wherever possible with provision for maximum number of pumps in the State,” Singh said.
The State Government was also committed towards providing better training to the college teachers with a target to train 1.40 lakh teachers, he said. “We will take up each point made in the Governor’s address today and start addressing them this year and in the coming five years,” the Chief Minister said.
In the Governor’s address it had been clearly mentioned that the strength of police force in Chhattisgarh had trebled to tackle the insurgency problem with an increase in training facilities and resources for the force. “We had been implementing the policy with a resolve to fulfil the task of ensuring peace and development.”
The system to tackle corruption issues was being put in place and the initiative taken up by the Government was to generate mass awareness among the people to tackle the problem.
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