Chhattisgarh CM meets PM Modi, focuses on state's development

| Updated: Apr 10, 2017 07:47 IST

New Delhi [India] Apr. 10 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and proposed the idea under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana to increase expenditure on the construction of houses in the state to up to Rs. 10 lakh. The Chief Minister said that the project under the scheme seems to be on the right track and people are pleased with the ongoing work. He further said that rural sector is showing positive response towards the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and other schemes. With the launch of Lok Suraj Abhiyan, Singh added that they are trying to identify the problems and listen to the grievances of the people in the state. He further said that the Prime Minister appreciated the efforts made under the Lok Suraj Yojana. In the meeting, the Chief Minister also focused on the necessity of internet connectivity in the far-flung areas like Bastar and Sarguja and asked for the support from the central government. Earlier on Saturday, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister claimed that there is not a single shop in 94 percent of villages of the state. Talking to reporters here after completing the second survey of Lok Swaraj Abhiyan, Raman said his government is taking strict action against illegal liquor vendors. He said the government will very shortly provide stainless steel tiffinbox to the regular MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act) workers. He said he enjoyed the ride on an auto driven by Geeta, one of the 22 women auto drivers in Ambikapur. The project was started by Raman Singh to empower women. (ANI)
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