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Bodhghat project will not be started until the people of Bastar give their nod to commence it: CM Baghel

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday assured not to start Bodhghat project without the consent of locals.

Addressing a press conference held  in Kanker today, the Chief Minister said “Development works are connected to public concerns. The Bodhghat project will not be started in any case until people of Bastar give their nod to commence it.”

He added that development works are being done at a rapid pace in the tribal dominated Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. Bastar has progressed at a good pace in terms of development in the last three and half years. The decisions taken by the government for boosting rural development and agriculture have strengthened the economic condition of the people here. 

Speaking on how the government is bringing prosperity in the lives of all through Nyay Yojana, Baghel said the beneficiaries are receiving money in the bank accounts on the stipulated time under Nyay scheme. This has resulted in an increase in demand for opening banks. Besides, this has also resulted in a massive uptick in purchase of vehicles and opening of new showrooms of tractors, cars, and bikes. The change in policy of minor forest produce procurement on MSP  has brought prosperity in the lives of forest dwellers and tribals. The purchase of Mahua has increased. Value addition is being done from cashew to millets and mahua. In the field of education, people are getting better facilities through Swami Atmanand English Medium Schools and in health through mobile medical units in Haat Bazar, he said.

The Chief Minister said that strict instructions have been given to ensure that there should be no delay in any work of public interest. Very little or no complaints are being received from the public due to the smooth functioning of administration. However, complaints regarding settlement error have been received in a few places. For this,  instructions have been given to rectify the error by conducting a drone survey. Tourism facilities are also being expanded rapidly in Bastar. We are also expanding the air services. Better implementation of government schemes is being done at the ground level. Work will also be done to rectify the problems noticed during the Bhent-Mulaqat Abhiyan. Instructions have been given to the authorities and officials concerned to ensure implementation of the announcements made during the meet and greet programme within the fifteen days.

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