Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday urged the Centre to sanction nearly 4,000 km of rural roads
He also sought more resources to the state to implement rural development schemes.
Baghel made the submission when Nagendra Nath Sinha, Secretary, and Ashish Goyal, Joint Secretary, in the Central Ministry of Rural Development, called on him here, said an official communication.
Stating that Chhattisgarh is bigger than Tamil Nadu and Bihar, he said many hamlets in the state were located in far away areas. Therefore, about 4,000 km of roads should be approved to connect these settlements.
He also demanded more funds for Chhattisgarh under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
Chhattisgarh is yet to receive nearly Rs 4,500 crores from the Centre under various heads including GST. Covid-19 crisis has significantly pushed down revenue collection, he pointed out.
Sinha discussed in detail with the Chief Minister various central government schemes.