Minister asks MLAs about anti-Covid battle in Naxal areas

Chhattisgarh Health and Family Welfare, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister T. S. Singh Deo spoke with Bastar MLAs over video on Wednesday to know the status of the war against Covid-19 pandemic and health facilities in tribal areas where Naxalites are active.

Speaking to Bastar MLAs, the Minister also sought details regarding distribution of foodgrains, MGNREGA works and collection of forest minor produce.

Singh Deo told the MLAs that in the context of the disease and nationwide lockdown, the state government has taken all steps so that no negative impact is felt in rural areas.

To provide employment and to boost the rural economy, both community and beneficiary oriented MGNREGA works have started. Under the State Rural Livelihood Mission, women beneficiaries are being linked with livelihood activities, he said.

The MLAs lauded the government’s steps which has helped in curbing the spread of the coronavirus disease. The government was also appreciated for bringing back workers, students, pilgrims and others from Chhattisgarh stranded in other states.