MoU Signed for Chiraag Project worth Rs One Thousand 36 Crore

Raipur (the states. news) On a special initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, an MoU for Chiraag Project worth Rs 1036 crore has been signed in New Delhi to encourage tribal farmers of Bastar region for profitable farming and to improve their financial condition. ‘Chiraag’ Project is a 6-year project aided by World Bank, which would be implemented in the 1000 villages of Mungeli block of Mungeli district and 12 blocks of 7 districts in Bastar Division. 

The tripartite MoU for Chirag project has signed by representatives of Finance Ministry Government of India, World Bank and Government of Chhattisgarh. On this occasion, Additional Secretary of Finance Ministry, Govt of India, Mr. Mohapatra, Country Director Mr. Junaid Ahmed Khan, Joint Secretary, Government of Chhattisgarh Agriculture Department Mr. Vilas Bhoskar Sandipan, Mr. Harish Chhabra and Mr. Puneet Kumar of Finance Department, Task Team Leader Chirag Mr. Raj. Ganguly, World Bank Representative Mr. Varun Singh, Co-Task Team Leader Chirag, World Bank Representative Ms. Justina, Analyst World Bank Mr. KC Paikara, Joint Secretary Agriculture Mr. C.B. Londhekar, Joint Director Agriculture was present.

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has expressed happiness over signing of MoU for Chirag Project. He has congratulated the officials of Chhattisgarh’s Agriculture Department for effective implementation of this project. He said that Project Chiraag will help in making farming and other agricultural practices in Bastar region more profitable. Through this project, the farmers of Bastar region will be encouraged to practice traditional as well as modern farming, which will not only improve their financial condition but will also commence a new phase of prosperity in their lives.

    Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey has also congratulated the departmental officers on signing of MoU for Chirag project. He said that the assistance and guidance provided through this project will motivate the farmers of Bastar for advanced farming. Use of modern irrigation techniques such as sprinklers and drip systems under this project would provide better irrigation facilities with less water consumption. Farmers will get necessary help and encouragement for cultivation of cereals, pulses, horticulture crops, oilseed crops, which would also improve their income.The main objective of Project Chiraag is to assist in maximizing the profits of farmers by encouraging them to adopt advanced farming methods as per the climatic changes, by improving nutrition-level for better health, and through value addition to agricultural and other products. (media