Workshops should be organized in every development block of the state to encourage crop diversification: Bhupesh Baghel

Workshops should be organized in every development block of the state to encourage crop diversification:Bhupesh Baghel
  • Expedite the establishment of ethanol plant for production of ethanol from sugarcane and maize
  • Hot-cooked food to be provided to women and children in Anganbadi centers of all the districts
  • Officials directed to launch a drive to issue ration cards to the eligible beneficiaries in the state
  • 400 Sub-Engineers to be recruited in Water Resources Department
  • Teacher eligibility test and Vyapam examinations should be conducted with 50 percent seating capacity, with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocol
  • No restriction on economic activities in the state
  • Action should be taken against overloading vehicles
  • Malnutrition rate in the state has declined to 31.3 percent, as a result of Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan
  • People of the state have saved nearly Rs 5 crore from Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store scheme
  • In context of Government of India’s decision to procure only Arva rice from Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister has given instructions to encourage cultivation of Arwa varieties

Raipur  (The States. news) Chief Minister  Bhupesh Baghel  has given instructions to organize block-level workshops for farmers, to encourage crop diversification. Chief Minister said that farming of more profitable crops should be encouraged as per the quality of the land in different districts. Besides, the field officers and employees of the Agriculture Department have been directed to contact the farmers and encourage them to take more profitable crops. Chief Minister gave these instructions while reviewing the major schemes of state government in a meeting held at his residence office today. Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subrat Sahu, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries and senior officers of various departments were present in the meeting.

In the review meeting held today, Chief Minister said that Government of India has decided to procure only Arva rice from Chhattisgarh. Therefore, the supply of Usna should be reduced and production of Arwa varieties should be encouraged. For this, farmers should be made aware of the demand and a meeting of hybrid paddy seed sellers should also be organized. He directed the officials concerned to expedite the work of setting up ethanol plant to commence the production of ethanol from sugarcane and maize. He also directed to launch a drive for issuing ration cards to the eligible beneficiaries in the state. Mr. Baghel said that teacher eligibility test and Vyapam examinations should be conducted with 50 percent seating capacity, while strictly adhering to the COVID-19 protocol.

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