Economic activities will not be affected in the state: CM Bhupesh Baghel

Economic activities will not be affected in the state: CM Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur  (The States. news) With the strong cooperation of people of the state, we will certainly defeat the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, said Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday.

Keeping the view the sudden surge in number of Covid cases across the state, he has appealed people to strictly abide by the Covid-19 protocols and take necessary precautions to prevent spread of the infectious disease.

Stressing on the importance of getting everyone vaccinated, Mr. Baghel said “Vaccine is the strongest and effective weapon to fight against the coronavirus. I urge people who are not vaccinated yet to get their jabs at the earliest and request all the eligible teenagers to get vaccinated compulsorily.”

He added that we will achieve the same success in dealing with the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic as we have succeeded in dealing with the last two waves with the cooperation of all sections of the society. He said that the economic activities of the state will be continued by mandatorily taking all the necessary precautions.

The Chief Minister was addressing money transfer programme of Godhan Nyay Yojana organized at his residence office here today. On this occasion, the Chief Minister virtually released an amount of Rs 5 crore 37 lakh to cattle rearers, women Self-Help Groups associated with Gauthans and Gauthan committees. This includes Rs 2 crore 78 lakh paid in lieu of purchase of cow dung in the last fortnight and Rs one crore 70 lakhs as dividend to Gauthan committees and Rs 89 lakhs to women SHGs. Payment of Rs 119.41 crore has been done so far in the lieu of purchase of cow dung from cattle rearers of the state. Besides, Rs 44.43 crore has been given to Gauthan committees and Rs 28.88 crore to women self-help groups as dividend so far.

“We are operating our state government’s ambitious scheme-Godhan Nyay Yojana-in mission mode, so that the women SHGs working in Gauthans can prepare products on the basis of market demand and the group can avail maximum benefits from its marketing. After beginning electricity generation project from cow dung, we are now heading towards manufacturing organic paint from cow dung”, said Chief Minister.

He said that in the last 1.5 years, Gauthans have become financially strong. The works done for making Gauthans self-sufficient has attracted the attention of the whole country. He also spoke about expediting the work of setting up of Rural Industrial Parks in Gauthan, besides training women SHGs to generate production according to the demand of market.

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