Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that it is our goal to make the lives of the sisters of the special backward Saharia, Baiga and Bharia tribes happy and better. The priority of the government is the provision of bread, clothes, home, education, medicine and employment.
Chouhan was addressing the virtual transfer programme of the amount of Aahar Anudan (food grant) to the women of Saharia, Baiga and Bharia tribes at Mantralaya on Friday.
The Chief Minister transferred an amount of Rs 23 crore 9 lakh 69 thousand of January 2022 to 2 lakh 30 thousand 969 eligible women beneficiaries under the Aahar Anudan Yojana of Tribal Affairs Department with a single click. An amount of one thousand rupees is being provided every month by the state government to the women of these three tribes under the Aahar Anudan Yojana. Tribal Affairs Minister Meena Singh, Principal Secretary Pallavi Jain were present. Sisters of Saharia, Baiga and Bharia tribes of 14 districts virtually participated in the programme.
Chouhan interacted with Ramani Baiga and Premiya Baiga of Shahdol district, Sangeeta Bharti of Chhindwara district and Prabha Saharia and Geeta Saharia of Datia district. Chief Minister Chouhan advised the sisters to protect them from corona pandemic. He said that the State Government is leaving no stone unturned for the development and welfare of Saharia Baiga and Bharia tribes. Along with the education of children, treatment, housing, gas connection, ration on low price, drinking water arrangements as well, women are also being linked to employment through self-help groups.
Chief Minister Chouhan has given 60 lakhs 74 thousand to 6074 women of Anuppur district, 164 lakh 35 thousand to 16,435 women of Ashoknagar, 57 lakh 40 thousand to 5740 women of Balaghat, 74 lakh 99 thousand to 7499 women of Chhindwara, 21 lakh 82 thousand to 2182 women of Datia, 101 lakh 75 thousand to 10,175 women of Dindori, 181 lakh 51 thousand to 18,151 women of Guna, 92 lakh 38 thousand to 9238 women of Gwalior, 116 lakh 27 thousand to 11,627 women of Mandla, 22 lakh 12 thousand to 2212 women of Morena, 248 lakh 23 thousand to 24,823 women of Shahdol, 394 lakh 6 thousand to 39,406 women of Sheopur, 544 lakh to 54,400 women of Shivpuri and Rs 230 lakh 7 thousand were transferred in the accounts of 23,007 women of Umaria district.