Chief Minister's initiative to improve schooling for students
'Mukhyamantri School Jatan Yojana' initiated by Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, marks a significant step towards refurbishing school buildings across the state. Strengthening the school infrastructure is crucial to providing better education for students. Well-equipped school buildings create a conducive environment for learning, reducing mental stress, and encouraging academic growth. The scheme focuses not only on renovating and modernizing school buildings but also includes the construction of additional classrooms.
The transformation and renovation of schools, as envisioned by Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, will provide an optimistic atmosphere for children's education. The District Education Officer informed that a total of 1662 schools in the district have been identified for renovation and refurbishment under this scheme, with 242 schools already undergoing renovation. The initiative includes repairing roofs, tiling, painting of walls, and restoration of sanitary facilities in schools, along with overall aesthetic improvements.
The coloring and painting work in schools are being carried out using natural paint made from cow dung by women groups. Earlier, school buildings were in deteriorating conditions, but now, due to the Chief Minister's initiative, they are undergoing significant improvements. This not only ensures the safety of children but also enhances the quality of education provided. The government has approved Rs 8.09 crores for the district's renovation and refurbishment of 1662 schools under this scheme, with Rs 1.07 crores allocated for the first and second phases of renovation for 242 schools.
School Education Minister Dr. Tekam distributed a compensation amount of Rs. 5 crore 46 lakh to 43 farmers
Chief Minister's Bhent-Mulaqat Abhiyan has benefited the farmers of Balrampur district. The Water Resources Department cleared a pending land acquisition amount of Rs 5 crore 46 lakh 20 thousand for 43 farmers of the Girwani and Kotrahi reservoir projects on the directives of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel. Minister of School Education, Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam handed these farmers compensation cheques.
As stated by the farmers, they had given up hope of receiving compensation. Farmers are overjoyed now that they have received their compensation. These farmers have expressed gratitude to the state government and the Chief Minister for receiving compensation. Farmers' land had been taken for irrigation projects, and they had not received compensation for nearly 15 years. When these farmers addressed Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel about their issues during his Bhent-Mulaqat Abhiyan, he directed the officers to investigate the land acquisition compensation cases and present the farmers with the compensation amount as soon as possible.
According to the information received from the officials, in the year 2008, the reservoir was constructed under irrigation projects in Girwani and Kotrahi of Wadrafnagar development block. Here, for irrigation projects, the case was prepared under land acquisition by declaring the agricultural land of 43 farmers in submergence area. These farmers had not received the amount of compensation under land acquisition for a long time the farmers were worried about the amount of compensation.
In such a situation, under the guidance of Collector Mr. Vijay Dayaram K. Resolving the compensation cases of irrigation projects of Kotrahi Reservoir Dam Scheme, a total of Rs. 01 crore 81 lakh 20 thousand 6 hundred was given to 16 affected farmers and an amount of Rs. 03 Crore 65 lakh 40 was given to 27 farmers under Girwani Reservoir Dam Scheme with their compensation amounts.
Culture Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat has said that the magnificence of Mainpat Mahotsav is continuously increasing. This festival has been quite successful in terms of preserving the culture of Chhattisgarh. It has given a new identity to the Sarguja zone. The festival has provided folk and stage artists with a better platform. The Culture Minister Mr. Bhagat was addressing the closing ceremony of the three-day-long “Mainpat Mahotsav” held in Mainpat in the Sarguja district.
Culture Minister Mr. Bhagat has said that the tourism services are being extended. The construction of an airstrip in this region will increase the number of facilities in the region. It will also increase the number of tourists. On the occasion, the President of the Food Commission Mr. Gurpreet Singh Babra, Police Inspector General Mr. Ramgopal Garg, Collector Mr. Kundan Kumar, Police Superintendent Mrs. Bhavna Gupta, and the CEO of District Panchayat Mr. Vishawadeep were also present.
At the closing ceremony, Bollywood Singer and Punjabi Rockstar Daler Mehendi performed many popular songs. The audience expressed their joy and enthusiasm when the Punjabi Rockstar performed the patriotic song, “Rang de Basanti Chola”. The Chhattisgarhi singer Alka Parghaniya, Jasgeet singer Dilip Shadangi, Dushyant Harmukh, and Saurabh Vaibhav also gave a grand performance.
Villagers took advantage of information camp cum development exhibition organized in Haat Bazaar
The Department of Public Relations organized an information camp cum development exhibition at the weekly Haat Bazaar organized in gram panchayat Korandha of Kusumi development block. A large number of villagers and public representatives visited the exhibition to view the photo exhibition and learn about the government's welfare schemes and plans. Free pamphlets and brochures related to important schemes of the government, 'Nyay Ka Naya Adhyay', 'Janman', and 'Sambal' were also distributed in the camp. The schemes were presented in a very simple and easy-to-understand language, and everyone appreciated the easy access to information.
The popularity of the state government's farmer-friendly schemes has increased the interest of people in agriculture. Chintamani Minj of village Khajuri, Mangaru Ram of village Devari, and Patlu Ram of village Hanspur who came to the weekly Haat Bazaar expressed their views on the exhibition and said that the farmer-friendly schemes of the state government have made agriculture more appealing to people. The economic condition of farmers has been strengthened by getting fair prices for their produce. Other states are also adopting the farmer-friendly schemes of the Chhattisgarh government.
Along with this, they said told that this exhibition is a medium of raising awareness among the people regarding government schemes. Information related to various important schemes including Godhan Nyaya, Yojana, Suraji Gaon Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, Chhattisgarh Millet Mission, procurement of Minor Forest Produce, Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Bhoomiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana, Swami Atmanand Govt. English Medium School, Rajiv Yuva Mitan Club, Bijli Bill Half Yojana, and Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store Yojana have been displayed here so that the common citizen can take advantage of them.
Villagers heap praise on Godhan Nyay Yojana and Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana
Department of Public Relations is organizing information camps cum development exhibitions in the district's Haat Bazaars to reach out to the public educating them about the welfare schemes of the state government. In this line, an information camp was organized in the village Trishuli of Ramchandrapur development block.
The move aims to reach the maximum number of possible people ensuring that they get the benefit of ambitious welfare schemes. Important schemes of the state government including Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, Godhan Nyaya Yojana, Suraji Gaon Yojana, Chhattisgarh Millet Mission, Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Bhoomiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana, Chhattisgarh Model, Bijli Bill Half Yojana, Krishna Kunj, Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store Yojana, Rajiv Yuva Mitan Club, Swami Atmanand Hindi, and English medium schools were displayed through photographs in the camp.
Shri Jokhan Yadav of Trishuli village praised the exhibition, saying that through this exhibition, the public is receiving extensive information about government schemes. Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has been formulating good plans for the past four years, benefiting people from all sections. The villagers spoke highly of the government's Suraji Gaon Yojana describing it as beneficial for rural areas, while the Godhan Nyay Yojana and Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana were described as transformative for farmers. The villagers who came to see the photo exhibition praised the ambitious government plans and Swami Atmanand English Medium Schools. The Department of Public Relations distributed free pamphlets and brochures related to important schemes of the government, 'Nyay Ka Chhattisgarh Model' booklet, and monthly magazine 'Janman' published by the department.
Gaur-Lata, the pride of Balrampur, will be turned into a tourist destination: Chief Minister
Promotion of local tourism, boost in opportunities for employment
Chhattisgarh’s highest peak, Gaurlata, located at the northern end of Chhattisgarh, is an incredible place from the perspective of tourism. The district administration is continuously promoting tourism at the local level. Mr. Vijay Dayaram, the Collector of the Balrampur-Ramanujganj district, has prepared a new action plan to provide the local residents of Gaurlata with new employment opportunities. All these plans will now gain momentum because the Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, considering the significance of Gaurlata, has decided to turn it into a tourist destination.
Gaurlata – The highest peak of Chhattisgarh
Gaurlata, situated at a height of 1225 m. is Chhattisgarh’s highest peak. It affords spectacular views of diverse forest regions located at the borders of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Many caves and natural waterfalls are located on these hills. Currently, this place is a favorite spot for local residents for tourism, but after being declared a tourist destination, this place will be promoted in a better way.
Gaurlata, a favorite destination of local mountaineers
Gaurlata, the highest peak of the Samri Tehsil region of the district, is the highest peak of Chhattisgarh, is the favorite destination for mountaineers, and is also famous for trekking. Administrative teams and local groups conduct mountaineering on Gaurlata as a message to promote tourism in the region. That being said, tourists are still facing difficulties due to difficult roads.
To overcome this difficulty, the Balrampur district administration and local representatives have been making efforts in this direction and now, after the announcement of the Chief Minister, Gaurlata will be declared the pride of Balrampur, which will provide opportunities of employment to the local people, and gorgeous views of nature to the tourists.
Statues of Martyrs from Balrampur ramanujganj district have been installed in this park
To commemorate the sacrifices and contributions of the martyrs for ever, a "Shaheed Park" has been established in Balrampur Ramanujganj district. This is the first ever Shaheed Park of Chhattisgarh. Chief Ministers Mr Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the "Shaheed Park" today on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
In this park located at Shahid chowk of Balrampur, statues of Martyrs namely constable Anil khalko sub inspector Nabaur Kujur, head constable Manazarul Haq, sub inspector Masih Bhushan Lakra, head constable Ram Sai Ram have been installed. Below the statues, the biodata of these Martyrs has been engraved, so that people may learn about their invaluable contribution and sacrifices. Large number of people are visiting Shaheed Park to pay respect to these brave souls of the nation.
With this initiative of Chief Minister Mr Bhupesh Baghel, honouring and remembrance of Martyrs will not remain confined to one day, rather they would be cherished and remembered everyday. People will get inspired by the stories of bravery sacrifices of these martyrs.
Sunita thanked Chief Minister for getting her ration card issued in such a short span
Balrampur : As per the instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, Mrs. Sunita Kumharia, a resident of village Kochli in Balrampur district, was issued BPL ration card on the very next day. Taking quick action on the instructions of Chief Minister, the officials concerned not only made the ration card but also delivered the ration card to the house of the beneficiary the very next morning. Overjoyed on receiving her ration card so quickly, Mrs. Sunita expressed her gratitude to Chief Minister.
It is worth mentioning that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel is on a visit to Surguja division these days. On Thursday, May 05, while Chief Minister was interacting with the people of Daura village, Mrs. Sunita of Kochli village narrated her financial difficulties, and requested Chief Minister to issue a BPL ration card on her name. In response to her request, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel directed the department officers concerned to issue ration cards immediately as per her eligibility. Mrs. Sunita was found eligible for BPL category and she was issued a ration card by Food Department the very next morning. It is noteworthy that Mrs. Sunita Kumharia is eligible for BPL ration card. She is receiving BPL pension regularly, but the ration card she was issued earlier was of APL category.