New scheme for Chhattisgarh farmers-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
In the first instalment, Rs.1,500 crore would be distributed among 18 lakh farmers, more than 80% of them small and marginal, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel told The Hindu. The annual cost of the scheme would be Rs.5,700 crore.
“We are committed to the ensuring that farmers are fairly remunerated.
On the measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, he stated that the State had prepared more than 16,000 quarantine facilities at the village level to take in migrant workers returning from cities in other States. Baghel, frequent changes announced by the Centre regarding inter-State movement of people had been confusing and unhelpful.
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel for payment of MGNREGA wages in form of food grains.
“Chhattisgarh is generating 23 lakh employment a day under the scheme, which is nearly a quarter of all jobs generated in the country.