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Raipur, Jul 05: Pradesh Congress Communications Department Head Shailesh Nitin Trivedi said that Congress government in Chhattisgarh got many achievements during two and a half years of its tenure so far amid challenging times of COVID pandemic, irrespective of continuous step-motherly treatment by the Central Government.
The promise of loan waiver has been fulfilled ahead of schedule, he said, adding that Congress Government led by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is serious on its every electoral promise. The achievements of the Congress government in Chhattisgarh within a short span are being praised because the tenure of the Congress government has been devoted to trust, development and security, Trivedi said.
Congress manifesto implementation committee meeting for Chhattisgarh was chaired by former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh. AICC Communications Department head Randeep Singh Surjewala and Chhattisgarh in-charge PL Punia, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and State Congress President Mohan Markam also attended the meeting. Trivedi said that 79% of the families were given direct cash benefit. He said that state government waived off loan of 9000 thousand crore of 19 lakh farmers.Bhupesh government first gave a price of Rs 2500 for paddy to the farmers. Subsequently an amount of Rs 5 thousand 628 crore was given to 19 lakh farmers in 2019-20 through Rajiv Gandhi Nyay Yojana. The first installment of Rs 1500 crore has been given. Electricity bill has been halved. A rebate of Rs 1822 crore was provided to 39 lakh 63 thousand consumers through the electricity bill half scheme.
Trivedi said that the Congress government in Chhattisgarh secured first place in the country in the implementation of MGNREGA. He said that 73 percent of Chhattisgarh’s forest produce was procured in the state itself. The government is working to increase the per capita income of the people. The state government has been successfully fighting against Coronavirus. At a time when there was a shortage of medicines, beds in the country, Chhattisgarh government did a very commendable job in health, he said. Schools which remained closed in the remote areas of Sukma district for decades have now been reopened and now education has started there.
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