In a major announcement ahead of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections later this year, the Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Thursday that monthly allowance will be given to unemployed youth in the state from the next financial year.
This was one of the key promises of the Congress ahead of the 2018 assembly elections, after which the party returned to power in the state after a gap of 15 years.
Addressing the people after unfurling the national flag at the Lalbagh parade ground in Jagdalpur, the headquarters of Bastar district on Thursday, on the occasion of Republic Day, Baghel also announced the formulation of a rural industry policy in the state to strengthen the cottage industry. could rural economy.
The Chief Minister further said that the factories located in the industrial areas developed by the Industries Department will be exempted from property tax. He also made several other announcements, including the establishment of an Aerocity near Raipur Airport, a housing assistance scheme for laborers and a scheme to promote women’s entrepreneurship, apparently with an eye on the assembly elections.
“Unemployed youth will be given one unemployment allowance every month from the next financial year (2023-24),” Baghel said, without disclosing the amount. Passenger facilities near Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur, an Aerosty will be developed to enhance commercial development. He said that the grant will be given to construction workers registered in Chhattisgarh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board for a period of three years. ₹50,000 for the construction of their houses, he said.
To strengthen the rural economy based on cottage industry and increase employment and income of people in rural pockets, Baghel also announced the formulation of rural industry policy in the state. He said that apart from this, a new scheme will be introduced to encourage women groups, women entrepreneurs, and business women to start start-ups and set up industries.
Baghel asserted that the state government is committed to preserving tribal culture and festivals. An aid of ₹He said that each gram panchayat would be provided Rs 10,000 every year from the next financial year for organizing festivals of tribal communities in tribal-majority Bastar and Surguja divisions and designated areas of the state. Apart from this, Chhattisgarh State Innovation Commission will be constituted with the aim of promoting innovation for the development of the state.
He said that a riverfront would be developed along Kharan river which flows in the suburbs of capital Raipur bordering Durg district. Baghel said that Ramayana and Manas Mandali Mahotsav will be held in the state and Ma Kaushalya Mahotsav will be held at Chandkhori, where the Mata Kaushalya Temple is located, every year.
According to research scholars, Chandkhuri in Raipur district is the birthplace of Mata Kaushalya and the world’s only temple dedicated to her. The temple has been renovated and beautified by the Congress government as a part of its ambitious ‘Ram Van Gaman’ tourism circuit project, under which all the important places in the state where Lord Ram is believed to have gone into exile will be visited. He visited during tourist attraction.