Raipur, May 24: The road network worth nearly rupees thirty thousand crore is being developed in Chhattisgarh informed Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today while addressing to the programme held at Thelkadih.
Chief Minister did bhumi-pujan and laid foundation of seven roads worth nearly Rs 468.73 crore in two different programmes organized in Rajnandgaon district. These roads are of total 159-km. In the programme organized in village Thelkadih of Khairagarh block.
On the occasion Chief Minister said in his address to the public that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, many pro-poor welfare schemes have been launched, which are largely benefitting the people of Chhattisgarh as well.
Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, 91 thousand women of poor families in Rajnandgaon district have been provided LPG connection. Women beneficiaries have been provided a filled LPG cylinder, double burner stove at the nominal registration cost of Rs 200 and Rs 160 of this amount is being reimbursed in the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
In Rajnandgaon district only, crop insurance claim amount of nearly Rs 230 crore have been paid to the farmers under Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme. Under Prime Minister Housing Scheme, thirty thousand houses have been sanctioned in Rajnandgaon district, he said.
Chief Minister appealed people to get their smart cards issued under Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme. He said that this card will provide beneficiaries the facility to avail medical treatments worth nearly Rs 50 thousand.