Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday said that Chhattisgarh had seen a comprehensive development in the last three-and-a-half years, with transformation taking place in agriculture, education, health, industry, business and other sectors.
The state's economy got a boost due to the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana and Godhan Nyay Yojana, purchase and processing of minor forest produce as well as the new industrial policy. This has also strengthened other businesses, he said.
Baghel said this while addressing a delegation of the Chhattisgarh Backward Classes Welfare Association here.
The delegation expressed gratitude to Baghel for announcing that his government will set up a UPSC Preliminary Examination Center and a Center of Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya Khairagarh in Jagdalpur, a B.Ed College in Kanker and Swami Atmanand English Schools in Bastar division besides hostels for students from backward class.
Baghel said his government was committed to the welfare of every section.
He said new employment opportunities were being created to make villagers, farmers, tribals, women and youths financially empowered. The Godhan Nyay Yojana has given a major boost to rural economy and employment.
Initiatives had been taken to improve the economic condition of forest dwellers.
The Chief Minister said farmers were being given a fair price for their produce. Keeping in view their convenience, the number of cooperative societies and paddy procurement centers had been increased in the state.