CM Baghel appeals farmers to donate paddy stubble as fodder to Gauthans

Raipur: Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday reached Semra village of Janjgir-Champa assembly constituency as a part of his mammoth public interaction drive ‘Bhent-Mulaqat Abhiyan’.

During his interaction with the farmers, the Chief Minister said “paddy harvesting has started across the state. Good monsoon this year has resulted in good yield. Keeping in view the convenience of the farmers, paddy procurement has also started from November 1. Farmers have started selling paddy by getting tokens as per their convenience.”

Pointing out the benefits of donating paddy stubble, Shri Baghel appealed to the farmers to donate the same as fooder to the state-run Gauthans. This will curb pollution due to stubble burning and will help in increasing the availability of fodder for the cattle. He also urged farmers not to burn the leftover paddy stubble after harvesting.

On the demand of the villagers, the Chief Minister announced the opening of a co-operative bank in village Dhurkot, renaming of the new government college of Nawagarh after Lingeshwar Mahadev, the renovation of the Lingeshwar temple, the opening of Swami Atmanand English Medium School in Nawagarh and renaming Government High School Budhena after Ayurveda Ratna Dr. Gulab Singh.

“Earlier I used to move away to Jammu for earning a livelihood. However, as the financial condition of the family improved due to the loan waiver and Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, I have stopped moving out for work for the last two years. Now, I am practicing farming in my home village only”, said Shri Bharat Patel, a resident of Amora Gram Panchayat.  He added that his loan of Rs 10,000 has been waived off and a bonus of Rs 19,000 has been received. Besides, he has got a profit of Rs 20,000 by selling cow dung under Godhan Nyay Yojana. “I have got my house repaired with the money received under various schemes of the state government. My son is doing an ITI course”, he said.

Tanya Keshri, a student of Swami Atmanand English Medium School Pamgarh won praise from Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel for her fluency in English. Tanya had a conversation with Chief Minister in English and said with the opening of government English medium schools they are able to get their education in English medium without worrying about the hefty school fees. Expressing his happiness Chief Minister said “It gives me immense happiness to see students of rural areas speak English fluently. To keep children connected to their roots, education will be imparted in Chhattisgarhi and Sanskrit language once a week.”

On the complaint of a girl student, the Chief Minister directed the officials concerned to suspend the previously posted principal and transfer the clerk of the Semra High School. The girl complained that the then-principal did not listen to the problems of the students. They even had to go on strike regarding the school fee waiver issue during the Covid-19 pandemic. The teachers here had to do the administrative tasks due to negligence of school clerk in work.

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