Chhattisgarh announces financial aid of Rs 6,000 per year for agricultural laborer families

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel

The chief minister of Chhattisgarh discusses the budget list of the financial year 2021-2022 in the State assembly today.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel, today in the state Assembly, declared to provide financial assistance of Rs 6,000 per year for landless agriculture laborer families of rural areas in state under ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grahmeen Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojna.’

A whopping of Rs 200 crores has been issued in the supplementary budget for this scheme, and it starts functioning from the financial year 2021-22. Baghel, during the discussion, stated that Chhattisgarh is a state of farmers and the state government has the resolve to bring “Nyay” to them while attacking the Centre over subpar procurement of rice from the state.

The chief minister highlighted that several government projects had transformed people’s lives. He said, “We take pride in our Chhattisgarhi model of development. Our Chhattisgarhi model has brought a new ray of hope not only for the residents of Chhattisgarh but also for the people in other parts of the country living in conditions similar to ours. Every initiative of ours has brought hope to those people in the country who needed such a positive change since long”.

An additional sum of Rs 957 crores for expansion of healthcare facilities and prevention of third-wave of Covid-19 is also covered in the budget. Within this budget, Rs 304 crores have been made for medicines and other expenditures, Rs 215 crores allotted for procurement of medical equipment, and Rs 376 crores for the Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package.

Besides that, a provision of Rs 520.80 crores for forest dwellers and Rs 695 crores for labourers is included as well. Employment, road construction, tackling crime, and school education are some other things addressed in the budget.