Chhattisgarh’s Gordhan Nyay Yojana gets PM praise at the NITI meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised the Gordhan Nyay scheme launched by the Congress-led government in Chhattisgarh, saying the scheme is in the interest of farmers as vermicompost prepared from cow dung helps in increasing farm productivity.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog, which was attended by Chief Ministers of all states.

Addressing the meeting, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel elaborated on the scheme and said that the state government has also started procurement of cow urine for the production of natural fertilizers.

He suggested that Agricultural Research Institutes should be given the responsibility of providing free seeds of newly developed crop varieties, mini kits and breeder seeds on a large scale to ensure crop diversification and increase in production and productivity of pulses, and oilseeds.

He said that Chhattisgarh is self-sufficient in food grains production and has taken several innovative measures to increase the production of pulses and oilseeds in the state.

Giving information about the measures being taken to promote crop diversification, he said that the state government has started the implementation of the Chief Minister’s Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme, under which a provision of Rs 10,000 per hectare will be given to the farmers cultivating pulses, oilseeds. has been done. Paddy field. Along with Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, Chhattisgarh Millet Mission has also been formed.

The Chief Minister said that NITI Aayog has appreciated the better performance of the aspirational districts of the state in the last three and a half years. But there is still a resource problem in the state, which needs to be addressed. He also urged for relaxation under Forest Conservation Act in setting up 5 MW solar power plants in 10 aspirational districts of Chhattisgarh.

Regarding the implementation of the National Education Policy, the Chief Minister said that many important steps have been taken in this direction in the state. To provide good quality infrastructure, equipment, and educational and co-curricular activities in government schools, the state government has started Swami Atmanand Excellent English Medium Schools in Chhattisgarh.

On the agenda of urban administration, he said that Chhattisgarh has won the Swachh Survekshan of the state for three consecutive years. Better work has been done in solid waste management in urban areas.

He also suggested that MGNREGA should be implemented in rural areas located near towns and cities with a population of less than 20,000. Apart from the agenda points related to the meeting, the Chief Minister also talked about various schemes and topics related to the interest of the state.

He reiterated the state’s demand for GST compensation, transfer of the amount collected as an ‘additional levy’ from coal block companies and reimbursement of Rs 11,828 crore incurred by the state government for eradication of Left Wing Extremism.

He said there has been a loss of revenue to the states due to the GST system. The Centre has not made arrangements to compensate the loss of revenue of about Rs 5000 crore to the state in the coming year, so the GST compensation grant should be continued for the next 5 years, he said.

He said that Chhattisgarh has got a lesser share of Rs 13,089 crore in central taxes in the Union Budget of the last three years, resulting in immense pressure on the state’s resources. In the coming budget, the share of central taxes should be given completely to the state

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