Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today said that the main aim of the State Government is to make a generation of youth develop skills and become entrepreneurs and provide jobs to other youth. Dr. Raman Singh added that the dreams of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi of ” Digital Bharat-Kushal Bharat‘ should be fulfilled by making ‘Digital Chhattisgarh-Kushal Chhattisgarh‘.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh was addressing a huge public meeting after inaugurating the Skills’ Utsav (Kaushal Utsav) 2016 and Employment Fair at Surguja district headquarter town Ambikapur. He waved and greeted the large crowds by going around in an open jeep. Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal, Surguja MP Mr. Kamalbhan Singh, MLA Mr. Chintamani Maharaj , Leader of Opposition in Assembly Mr. T.S.Singhdeo, Surguja Revenue Division Commissioner Mr. T.C. Mahawar, Surguja Collector Ms Ritu Sen, a large number people’s representatives and common citizens were present at the meeting. Dr. Raman Singh said that a University had been established in Surguja to see youth get education of their dreams at their doorstep. A new medical college will be opened in Surguja soon. He inaugurated an exhibition on Skills’ Up-gradation and Employment Mela.
Dr. Raman Singh laid foundation stones, performed ‘Bhoomipoojan’ and dedicated development works worth Rs 93 crore at the P.G. College grounds. He also mentioned that the district had been freed of Naxal menace. Dr. Raman also added that when he came to Surguja as Chief Minister about 12 years ago there was a lot of unrest and tension in the district but now the district is brimming with confidence and development. He wished the gathering on the auspicious occasion of ‘Vasant Panchmi’ and the people of Surguja district are enjoying the season. It is a sign of positive change and environment. The success is due the co-operation of the citizens. He also mentioned the slogan ”Aage Surguja -Jage Surguja- Kushal Surguja’ which inspired the earlier generations of youth. The authorities had started laying networks of roads which connected the backward district to all parts of the State.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh added that a total of Rs 45, 000 crore would be spent on of laying roads during the next three years. About Rs Three thousand would be spent on laying the roads in Surguja district connectivity under the National Highways Project. A lot of stress is being laid on Railways connectivity also. The State Government had signed a M.o.U. with the Railway Ministry on laying of 182 km rail tracks connecting Ambikapur to Barvadih (Jharkhand). It was the dream project of former MP (Late) Mr. Larang Sahay. Cent per Cent electrification of Surguja will be achieved soon. He appreciated the works in the field of Skills’ Up-gradation at the I.T.I. and Livelihood Colleges in the district. The aim of the State is to see youth become self-reliant and provide jobs to other unemployed youth.
Dr. Raman Singh said that youth will be given preference after they undergo Skills’ Training course under the Prime Minister’s ‘Mudra Yojana’. He appreciated the support of Mr. T. S. Singhdeo in the development of Surguja district. Dr. Singh added that State believes in ‘Sub Ka Sath Sub Ka Vikas’. A 29.6 km road linking Udaipur-Pendari will be laid at a cost of Rs 14 crore 94 lakh, dedicated Shaheed Veernarayan Multi-Purpose Agriculture Seva Kendra built at a cost of Rs 30 lakh. He performed ‘Bhoomipujan’ of ‘Nal-Jal’ scheme to be built at a cost of Rs 17 crore 04 lakh at village Garima, ‘Chirayu Bhawan’ to be built at a cost Rs 22 lakh, Livelihood College building to be constructed at a cost of Rs Three crore 09 lakh and Lok Abhiyojan Office building to be built at a cost of Rs 50 lakh 76 thousand.
He also performed ‘Bhoomipujan’ of 10 km up-gradation and widening at Darima-Badedmali-Lakhanpur Highways. Abour Rs 19 crore 32 lakh will be spent on the project. The Public Works Department had sanctioned Rs Five crore 89 lakh for the up-gradation of road linking village Ketinda-Rajakatel. An I.T.I. and a hostel building will be built at a cost of Rs Two crore 07 lakh at Development Block Lakhanpur. He also laid foundation stone of 250-seater Girls’ Hostel building at Ambikapur.