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Formation Of New Districts -Nine new districts, Sucomma, Kondragaon, Gariaband, Balaudabajar, Balod, Bemetara, Balrampur, Surajpur and Mungeli; were formed in the state as a gift on Independence Day, 2011. These new districts have come into force by January 2012. For the formation of a Collectorate in these districts, a first supplementary budget with 765 new approved posts and a provision of Rs 12 crore had been chalked out. 85 posts sanctioned for each new district. Since 2011, the state has seen the formation of 11 new districts, including these nine districts. Bijapur and Narayanpur districts were created in 2007. This makes a total of 27 districts in Chhattisgarh.
Public Service Guarantee Act 2011 -
Time-bound government services would be provided to the general public.Public applications will be processed within set timeframes. The bill has been passed unanimously in the Assembly during the past monsoon session.

Krishak Jeevan Jyoti Scheme- Farmers with 5 HP irrigation pumps are being provided with 6000 units of power without any charges, on an annual basis. Availability of adequate fertilizers and seeds has been ensured.

From January 2008, Chhattisgarh become the country’s first state to enjoy load shedding-free power supply.

The state received a national award for rice production -In 2010-2011, Chhattisgarh won an award for being the largest rice producing state. The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh presented Chief Minister, Dr. Raman Singh with the ‘Krishi Karman’ award at a function in New Delhi on July 16, 2011. The award presented included a citation and an encouragement sum of Rs 1 crore.
 
Great Success in the Power Sector -
January 2008 saw the end of power cuts in the state. Chhattisgarh is the first state to provide 24-hour uninterrupted power supply to rural as well as urban areas. We have registered a 500 percent increase in per capita consumption of electricity in the past 10 years. In 2009-10, power consumption per unit in the state was recorded at 1547 units. The data released by Shri. K. Venugopal, Union Minister of State for Energy, in the Lok Sabha provided a clear picture about the current state of power consumption in different states. Goa stood in first place with 2263 units, Gujarat in second place with and electricity consumption 1615 units, and Chhattisgarh in third place with 1547 units. Farmers with 5 HP irrigation pumps are being provided with 6000 units of power without any charges, on an annual basis. The electrification of irrigation pumps in the state has met with spectacular success. The number of electrified irrigation pumps in Chhattisgarh state before its constitution was only around 72,000, while today, that number has exceeded 2,67,000.
Concrete Steps to Ban Alcohol -
In the fiscal year 2011-2012, under the first phase of banning alcohol in the state from April 2011, around 250 liquor shops have been earmarked for shutdown in villages with a population exceeding 2000. Bharat Mata Vahini groups have been set up. The aim is to create an addiction-free, healthy Chhattisgarh.

Atal Vihar Yojana -
Under this scheme, the state aims to build 1 lakh houses. Given the lack of housing in Chhattisgarh, the state government has started the Atal Vihar Plan, under which the state targets the construction of 1 lakh houses in the next three years.

Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana -
The Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana aims to develop roads that were not a part of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. The state government has provisioned around 2000 crores for this plan, which proposes the development of 4000 km of roads across the entire state.
 
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of Chhattisgarh reached 11.49% in 2009-10, which is higher than most other states. During the period, Gujarat recorded a growth rate of 10.53%, while rates of 9.41% in Uttarakhand, 8.59% in Maharashtra, 8.35% in Orissa and 4.72% in Bihar were recorded. In the past five years, the average recorded growth rate of Chhattisgarh was 10.9%, while the average growth rate of other states was found to be around 7.44%. (Central Statistics Office, New Delhi Report, August 2010)

Budget Estimations-
First supplementary provision of Rs 1653 crore for the financial year, 2011-12. Including this, the estimated value of Chhattisgarh government’s budget for 2011-2012 had reached Rs. 34 thousand 131 crores.
Better Financial Management -
In the course of the 12th Finance Commission, Chhattisgarh has taken a quantum leap at the national level in terms of better financial management. According to the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Chhattisgarh’s developmental expenditure in 2009-10 as a percentage of total expenditure was 76.53 %, which except for the north-eastern states of Jammu - Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, is highest in the range of normal states. According to the same report, Chhattisgarh’s economic expenditure per capita in the social sector schemes, and the social sector expenditure are significantly higher than the national average. In this period of economic expenditure, Chhattisgarh’s economic expenditure per capita on average is Rs 1858, while the national average is 1468 rupees. During the same period, the social sector of Chhattisgarh has spent Rs 3,371 per capita, whereas the national average per person was Rs. 2,718.
 
Mukhya Mantri Khadyanna Sahayta Yojana-
Under the Public Distribution System, more than 34,00,000 poor families are being provided free salt with 35 kg food grains at just Rs. 1-2 every month through 10,547 Ration Shops.

Gram distribution to the poor in Bastar - On May 29, 2011, the gram distribution initiative was launched by Mr. Nitin Gadkari at the Bastar district headquarters in Jagdalpur. 4.5 lakh families below the poverty line in the Bastar division were provided 1 kg gram per month just for five rupees.

Food Grains to APL families at economical rates:- From July 2010, every APL family began to receive 35kg grains at economical rates. This was inclusive of 15kg Arva Rice, 5kg Usna Rice and 15kg wheat. APL families received rice at 13 Rs. per kilo and wheat at 10 Rs. per kilo.
The Supreme Court has advised the central government to adopt the public distribution system of computerization in Chhattisgarh and Gujarat. Not just that, it has also advised the other states of the country to adopt the system as a role model.

For Farmers -
Chhattisgarh is the first state to offer only 3% interest on loan for farming facilities. This loan facility is being provided on the Kisan Credit Cards at 60% cash and 40% credit on the commodity. Farmers are being allowed 6000 units of power free on 5HP irrigation pumps, annually every year.

Paddy Procurement on Support Price - In 2010-11, 51 lakh million tonnes of paddy was purchased from farmers and they were paid five thousand crore. In 2009-10, 44 lakh million tonnes paddy was purchased from farmers and they were paid Rs. 4700 crore. This is the highest in any state in the country.
 
Seed production enhancement -
Due to the increased awareness of farmers since the past 6 years, standard and certified seed production has increased by 874% and distribution has hiked by 514%.

Crop Insurance -
Kharif farmers from 51 Tehsils of the state’s 14 districts have been paid a compensation of approximately Rs. 124 crore under the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme.

Growing Irrigation Facilities:-
In the past six years, the state has seen the creation of an additional irrigation area of 3,23,000 hectare along with increase in the potential of irrigation. Our built-in irrigation efficiency has increased from 23 % to 32 %. This year, the state aims to create an additional irrigation potential of 75 thousand hectares.