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Infrastructure Expansion
  • Hybrid network leased line, Wi-Max and B-Sat connectivity.
  • Asia’s largest Wi-Max network for wirelessly connecting government offices.
  • Chhattisgarh is India’s first state to use a modern State Network Centre, satellite hub station, router, switches, access servers and software.
  • Video conferencing facility available at the block level.
  • All district headquarters, office blocks and 3500 offices will be connected to the state head office.
  • Used for delivery of government and citizen services.
  • 3500 centres in the state with internet phones for providing communication services.
  • This network is also helpful in State Disaster Management.
A Decade of Water Conservation
  • The Water Resources Department budget was Rs 111.57 crore, which was increased to 1761.82 crore.
  • Irrigation efficiency was increased from 22 percent to 32 percent via different policies and efforts.
  • Building irrigation capacity of 13.28 lakh hectare has increased to 17.89 lakh hectares.
  • Farmers, who paid 50 percent of the outstanding amount of irrigation tax, were pardoned the remaining 50 percent.
  • Irrigation tax amnesty benefited 1, 44,757 farmers in the first year, and 1, 71,477 farmers in the second year.
  • Irrigation tax waiver has benefited farmers with a total exemption of 1132.65 lakh rupees.
  • From the time of the state’s formation, the irrigation tax for farmers has not been increased. To increase irrigation revenue, water deliver rates were intelligently decided. This increased the revenue from 40 crores to 159.28 crores.
  • Effective and efficient facilities were provided so that along with farmers, water was made available to urban areas for domestic use, to thermal power plants for electricity generation, and for various industrial uses.
  • Six large, 32 medium and 2276 minor irrigation schemes have been completed in the state. Five large, seven medium and seven minor irrigation schemes are in progress.
  • To deal with the environment, displacement, and administrative complications arising from the construction of large dams, larger scale rehabilitation building plans have been implemented.
  • Development of 1500 rehabilitation units has been envisaged, out of which 595 rehabilitation construction plans are approved.
  • With an investment of 194 crores, 104 rehabilitation centres have been built. The construction of a further 110 rehabilitation centres is in progress at a cost of 644 crores.
  • On the initiative of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, a drive for the cleaning and renovation of rivers and ponds, along with increasing their water holding capacity was undertaken.
  • Urban Governance Department has started the Bhagirathi tap-water scheme in poor settlements, to save women from the hassles of standing at the roadside for drinking water.
  • Pure drinking water systems have been implemented in 32,800 schools in the state.
  • The Public Health Engineering Department has arranged to provide 70 liters of drinking water per individual per day, which is higher than the national average.
A Decade of Building Good Roads
  • 54645 kilometers of roads have been constructed.
  • 16607 culverts, 660 large bridges, and 253 medium bridges have been constructed.
  • Eight railway over bridges were constructed and work is in progress for building another eight railway over bridges. One under bridge has also been completed.
  • The state has created bypass roads at 13 locations.
  • Since the formation of the state, 3843 roads totalling to a length of 17,636 km have been constructed under the PMGSY.
  • Under this scheme, 8047 settlements have been connected via concrete roads.
  • 1707 km of roads have been constructed in the Naxalite- affected areas.
  • As a result of various actions, the density of concrete roads in the state per 100 sq.km has increased from 17 km to 21.40 km.
Social Security
  • To make the cities of Chhattisgarh pleasant, beautiful, providing excellent service, and filled with greenery; Gauravpaths, heritage spots, parterres, knowledge attractions, free playing fields, waiting shelters for buses, culture houses, markets, public toilets, common entrances, gardens, roads, sewers, power, pipeline expansion are being planned, and plans and policies like Muktidham and Chief Minister Swavalamban are being operated.
Public Safety
  • The Home Ministry’s budget was Rs 268 crore in 2000, which has been increased to Rs 1019 crore in 2010.
  • The police force personnel strength has been increased from 22 thousand to 49 thousand.
  • Every year, four to five thousand personnel are being recruited in the police department.
  • A jungle warfare training centre has been started in Kankor to train security forces.
  • STF, Antiterrorist Force, counter-terrorism and anti-terrorism schools have been started in the state.
CHOICE Solutions
For the internet-savvy citizens, Choice projects are being started. Anyone visiting Choice centres, can avail of citizen services and procure various certificates such as birth, death, race, origin, residence, income, government land clearance, etc. One can also pay electricity bills in these centres.