Needs of commoners basis of govt schemes: CM

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday said the aspirations and needs of the common people form the basis of his government’s schemes.

This is why the schemes are smoothly reaching out to the people. “We are satisfied that our ‘anndaata’ (food providers) are happy. People are availing the benefits of the schemes and getting employment opportunities in their villages,” he said.

Baghel made the remarks while laying the foundation of development works worth Rs 828 crores in Rajnandgaon and Dhamtari districts.

He also interacted with the beneficiaries of various government schemes.

In this connection, he named many of the schemes including Suraji Gaon Yojana, Godhan Nyay Yojana and Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana.

He said the government has arranged to provide chemical fertilizers at cheaper rates to the farmers through cooperative societies.

The Chief Minister said that under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, farmers would get double the exchange grant if they used the farms on which paddy was grown last time to cultivate crops other than paddy.

He said that Naxalite activities were a hindrance in developing Rajnandgaon district for a few years, but people there were joining the mainstream now as a result of government policies based on security, development and trust.