CM sanctions Rs 579 crore for local self-government

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday sanctioned a total of Rs 579 crores for strengthening the local self-government.

At an event here, Baghel announced a sanction of Rs 5 crore each for infrastructural development in all the municipalities in the state.

He sanctioned Rs 3 crore for each Nagar Panchayat and Rs 140 crore for development work in 14 Municipal Corporations.

The Chief Minister, making the announcement to double the existing financial powers of all the office bearers of urban bodies, said it would help to fulfill the concept of empowering the local self-government.

He officially announced to double the honorarium of all the Mayors, Chairman, President of all municipalities and Nagar Panchayats, Vice Presidents and all Councilors of the state.