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15th episode of 'Raman Ke Goth' from Akashwani : After Diwali commences the festival of paddy procurement : Dr Raman Singh : For the first time in history of Chhattisgarh 14.54 lakh farmers register for paddy procurement


Entire society is responsible for saving childhood: says Chief Minister

Demonetizing currency notes of 1000 and 500- a historical decision of Prime Minister to strengthen nation's economy

Chief Minister mentions about talented children of state in his radio programme

Raipur, 13 November 2016

In the 15th episode of 'Raman Ke Goth' aired from Akashwani today, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today gave information to farmers of state about the preparations of Chhattisgarh Government for paddy procurement at support price from November 15. He expressed his pleasure on the fact that this year 14 lakh 54 thousand farmers have done registration for paddy procurement, which is nearly 1.50 lakh more than the number of farmers registered last year. He said- I am glad that after the festivities of Diwali, paddy procurement festival is about to begin.

Chief Minister also talked about 'Children's Day', which is celebrated on November 14 on birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. He informed about the Chhattisgarh Government's initiatives and efforts for education of children and their bright future. Chief Minister also mentioned about various laws in effect for protection of child rights. He said- children are the future of our nation. This is the reason why it is the responsibility of entire society to build strong foundation of their future and save their childhood.

On completion of 16 years of formation of Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh commemorated the contribution of the then Prime Minister Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayi in formation of the state. He also talked about the esteemed presence of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh on the occasion of Rajyotsav, and the birth centenary of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay being observed in the entire nation. Dr Singh welcomed the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi's decision of demonetizing currency notes of Rs 500 and 100, as a measure to tackle with the colossal problem of black money. Dr Singh said- Mr. Narendra Modi has taken a historical decision to strengthen the economy of the nation. Initial days of this rearrangement may cause minor problems, but extensive measures to redress such problems have already been taken. This decision should be welcomed with open arms as it will project India's honesty and transperacy across the world and yield positive results at every level.

It was the 15th episode of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh's monthly radio programme, which was aired from all the centres of akashwami simultaneously. Doordarshan, all the FM radio channels and some private television news channels also broadcasted this programme. People were seen listening to this programme of Chief Minister with keen interest at public places of all the cities and villages of the state including capital city Raipur. Dr Raman Singh extended greetings of Gurunanak Jayanti, Kartik Purnima, Punni Mela and other festivals to people of the state.

1986 Procurement Centres ready for Paddy Procurement : Paddy procurement to take place in 41 'mandi' of the state

Dr Raman Singh informed in his radio programme- State Government has established one thousand 986 procurement centres under cooperative societies for paddy procurement. This year 41 'krishi mandi' in state are also ready to procure paddy at support price.Jan-Dhan accounts of most of the registered farmers has been linked with their aadhaar cards, so that the payment against paddy procurement could be transferred directly to their accounts. Paddy procurement will commence from November 15 and go on till January 31, 2017. This year farmers will get Rs 60 per quintal more compared to that of previous year. Support price for thick variety of paddy is Rs 1470 and for thin variety it is Rs 1510. Procurement will be done at the rate of Rs 15 per quintal from each farmer. He requested farmers that they should ensure that the paddy they bring to procurement centres should not have moisture more than 17%. It is the parameter set at national-level.

Chief Minister's instructions : Officials and employees should maintain good behavior with farmers at procurement centres

Chief Minister appealed the officials and employees appointed at paddy procurement centres to behave nicely and respectfully with farmers. He directed them to ensure proper arrangements for paddy procurement. He asked them to cooperate with the farmers and complete procurement process in a positive environment, so that the farmers may return home satisfied. Dr Singh said- officials concerned should maintain good arrangement of paddy procurement, as it is not only the way to serve farmers but also a form of service to the nation for it provide rice to our country for public distribution system. Chief Minister informed the listeners that Chhattisgarh ranks third in terms of supplying rice to the central pool. Farmers of the state are playing a crucial role in smooth implementation of public distribution system.

Saur Sujala Yojana to facilitate irrigation of 2.5 lakh acres of land : Farmers to get solar pumps on subsidized rates

In his radio programme, Dr Singh today talked about Saur Sujala Yojana, which was commenced by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi at Chhattisgarh Rajyotsav. He said- under this scheme 51 thousand farmers of the state will be provided solar irrigarion pumps at heavily subsidized rates. Solar pumps that cost around Rs 3.5 to 4 lakhs will be provided to farmers at the subsidized rate of Rs 15-30 thousand, based on their eligibility. Saur Sujala Yojana will facilitate irrigation of 2.5 lakh acres of land. In this way, this scheme is a revolutionary initiative. Dr Singh said- there are some areas in state, where farmers have to face problems due to unavailability of proper irrigation facilities. Electrification of these areas are extremely difficult, which is why the farmers there are unable to use electric pumps for irrigation. Saur Sujala Yojana has been initiated especially for these farmers.

Chief Minister praises scientific experiments of Roshan Sori, student of 6th standard, and Indu Manikpuri, student of 7th standard

Speaking about Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary, Dr Raman Singh paid courteous tribute to our first Prime Minister and especially mentions about 'Children's Day', which is celebrated on this occasion. On the occasion, Dr Singh talked about the talented children of state and their achievements. He said- National Ignite Award is conferred for special initiative in the field of science. This time, the children that have been selected for this award come from remote areas of state. Total 28 children have been selected for this award at national-level, which includes three children from Chhattisgarh. These children will be awarded at hands of President of India. It is a matter of pride for all of us. Chief Minister said that we conduct pota cabin schools for children of naxal-affected areas. Roshan Sori, students of 6th std in a pota cabin school of Sukma district, did an experiment of sending data recorded in Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) from polling booth directly to the control room. Roshan's father wanted him to become a shepherd but Roshan's keen interest in studies took him to the school. Roshan's concern for safety of ballot boxes and protection of voting rights of people in our democractic country, made him to innovate a way to directly send the data related to number of votes from polling booth to control room. Chief Minister said- I believe it is a great achievement, especially when a child from naxal-affected area has concern of this kind. It is the sign of their unwavering faith in democracy. This experiment is important for transparency and reformation of election system. Chief Minister said- Roshan Sori is the sign of bright future of Bastar region and state as a whole.

Indu creates model of septic tank pressure recorder

In the same sequence, Chief Minister also praised Indu Manikpuri, student of 7th standard, who has created a model of septic tank pressure recorded for prevention of pollution caused due to overflow of septic tanks in toilets. Chief Minister said- Indu has found that putting potato in septic tank will decompose the waste. I believe that Indu's discovery will play an important role in giving a new direction to Clean India Campaign in future. Chief Ministe further informed people that Indu's father Mr. Ramesh Manikpuri was a civil contractor, who was martyred in naxal attack while paying wages to labourers at construction site. Indu is studying in 7th standard at State Government's Astha Vidya Mandir in Jawanga Dantewada district based Education City. Indu's mother worked for a long time at Keralapal aanganbadi. Now she works at Astha Gurukul. Chief Minister was happy to know that Indu aims to become Collector in future. He said- I salute Indu's courage and talent. Despite growing up in such difficult circumstances, these children have amazing curiousity and interest in learning and experimenting in the field of science. Their will power to succeed is commendable. In the same sequence, Dr Singh said that 29 children selected from naxal-affected areas have made the most of the education imparted to them in Prayas Residential Schools and have been selected in India's most prestigious engineering colleges.

Young national-level sportspersons appreciated in Raman Ke Goth programme

Chief Minister congratulated Korba resident Shreyansh Jaiswal for securing first rank in India in badminton senior category and Akarshi Kashyap for becoming the number one player in the country in under-17 category. He also mentioned about Chhattisgarh's Ananya Chauksey and Lakshman, son of a rickshaw-puller Seetaram, for their excellent performance and achievements in national TV shows. He said that children in Chhattisgarh are not only excelling the academics but are also performing exceedingly well in sports and other areas.