The Government of India has approved Rs.445 crore for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Chhattisgarh during 2020-21. Earlier, the Chhattisgarh government had presented its annual action plan for 2020-21 for consideration and approval. The Jal Jeevan Mission’s objective is to provide adequate potable drinking water of prescribed quality on a regular and long-term basis to every rural household in India by 2024.
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi has recently died at age 74 after being hospitalised due to heart attack. The former bureaucrat-turned-politician was the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh after it was carved out of Madhya Pradesh as a separate state in November 2000. He lost his position as the Chief Minister to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state in 2003.
Chhattisgarh government is going to launch its ambition Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana on 21st May, the death anniversary of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The scheme aims to stimulate the rural economy in the state, which is facing issues due to the coronavirus pandemic. Under this scheme, the state government will inject Rs.5,100 crore into the state’s rural economy through the Direct Benefit Transfer to the farmers.