Overcoming the challenges posed by Covid-19, the Chhattisgarh Government put the economy rolling by recording milestones in all sectors with inclusive growth, Governor Anusuiya Uikey said on Monday.
Addressing the start of the Assembly's Budget Session, she detailed how the pandemic led to unprecedented issues ranging from livelihood and food for the poor, malnutrition, influx of migrants, Covid and its treatment, economy and retaining people's morale.
Fortunately, the New Year has emerged with a hope of putting behind all the woes of last year, the Governor said.
Listing out various achievements, Uikey said food security was given to 67 lakh ration card holder families and 57 lakh people under ‘antyodaya’, providing two quintals of rice in 11,000 villages and distributing ready-to-eat cooked food to anganwadi children and the pregnant.
As a result, 99,000 children gave up malnutrition and 20,000 women got free from anemia.
The Governor patted the government for taking pro-farmer steps. She mentioned the record 95.40 percent procurement of the total production of paddy at MSP, distribution of `4,755 crores as interest free loan to farmers and Kisan Credit Card to 16 lakh farmers.
Chhattisgarh stood in the top by procuring 72.5 percent of minor forest produce.
The Governor highlighted the awards won by the state government while implementing central schemes and the other areas of success for the government.
Congress MLA Shailesh Pandey moved the Motion of Thanks to the Governor's address.
The Speaker said a debate will be held on February 25-26 on the address and adjourned the House till Tuesday.