Chhattisgarh CM Greets People on Independence Day

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday greeted people on the country’s 75th Independence Day and announced the creation of four new districts in the state as well as development of parks exclusively for women in all districts of the state.

The CM also said that steps taken to curb the Naxal menace in the state were “showing encouraging results”.

“Taking the process of decentralisation further, four new districts will be created – namely Mohla-Manpur, Sakti, Sarangarh-Bilaigarh and Manendragarh, while 18 new tehsils will also be formed,” Baghel said addressing an Independence Day function at the police parade ground here.

The four new districts will take the total number of administrative districts in the state to 32.

Baghel also said that in every district headquarters and municipal corporation, a park will be developed exclusively for women, which will be known as the ‘Minimata Udyan’.

In another decision, the CM announced removal of the age limit for admissions in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in colleges.

“Under the prevailing system, there is an age-limit for admissions in colleges for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The age limit will be removed in the interest of the youth seeking to pursue higher education,” he said.

He also said the process of ownership transfer (of land) will be simplified to ensure relief for the public from the complexities of revenue related work.

In order to provide medicines at concessional rates to people of the state, the ‘Mukhyamantri Affordable Medicine Scheme’ is underway in urban areas and from now onwards, it will be known as ‘Shri Dhanwantri Yojana’, he said.

The CM further said steps taken to eliminate the menace of Naxalism were showing encouraging results.

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