Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday inaugurated the Collector and Superintendent of Police Office in Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district. Baghel also inaugurated the newly-built hostel with 500-seat capacity constructed by Tribal Caste Welfare Department in Gaurela at the cost of Rs 14.97 crore. He also did bhumi-pujan of two high-level bridges en route Gaurela-Kevanchi at the cost of Rs 3.048crore
The newly-constituted district includes three tehsil and three development blocks – Gaurela, Pendra and Marwahi, which includes 166 Gram Panchayats, 222 villages and two nagar panchayats – Gaurela and Pendra.
Total area of this district is 1 lakh 68 thousand 225 hectares, which includes irrigated area of 6290 hectare and un-irrigated area of 64 thousand 352 hectare. This district consists of 200 villages of Marwahi Vidhan Sabha constitutency and 25 villages of Kota Vidhan Sabha constituency, 200 villages of Korba Lok Sabha constituency and 25 villages of Bilaspur Lok Sabha constituency.
On the occasion, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr Charan Das Mahant, Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, Revenue Minister Jaisingh Agrawal, Leader of Opposition of Vidhan Sabha Dharamlal Kaushik, Ex-Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, MLA Renu Jogi and a large number of common people were present.
It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Baghel had made an announcement of according ‘Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi’ a district status at state-level ceremony of Independence Day on August 15 last.