Raipur, July 07, 2023: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allot more central assistance to the state.
Being a new state, Chhattisgarh should have been given more assistance, CM Baghel told a function in the presence of PM Modi.
Prime Minister Modi today dedicated or laid foundation stone for projects worth Rs 7600 crore in the function organised at the Science College Ground Raipur.
Addressing the function Baghel said he is welcoming the prime Minister to the land of Mata Kaushalya, mother of Lord Rama.
Praising the attitude of Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari the Chief Minister also said Gadkari always give more than what he had demanded.
Earlier on arrival at Raipur, the Chief Minister welcomed the Prime Minister and on the stage also presented him a hamper of products from millets.
Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation various development projects worth around Rs 7500 crore in Raipur today.
He dedicated and laid the foundation stone for 5 National Highway projects worth around Rs 6,400 crores and dedicated to the nation the doubling of 103 km long Raipur – Khariar Road Rail Line which has been completed at a cost of Rs 750 crores, a 17 km long new railway line connecting Keoti – Antagarh developed at a cost of Rs 290 crores.
Further, Modi dedicated a bottling plant of the Indian Oil Corporation with a capacity of 60 thousand metric ton per annum at Korba, constructed at a cost of over Rs 130 crores.
He also flagged off Antagarh – Raipur Train via video link.
The Prime Minister also initiated the distribution of 75 lakh cards to the beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat.
Congress government in Chhattisgarh today opposed the use of biometrics for purchase of paddy under the minimum support price procurement scheme.
Efforts are on to bring back the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s ‘wagh nakh’ from London to India, official sources said.
Ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has won the Dumri Assembly by-election today.
Pelma mine of the South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) will become the first opencast mine in Chhattisgarh under the Mine Developer and Operator (MDO) mode.
The Income Tax Department has said as on today 6.98 crore ITRs for AY 2023-24 were filed, out of which 6.84 crore ITRs have already been verified.
Chhattisgarh will experience medium to heavy rainfall today and that would intensify further, Weathermen predicted today.