Chhattisgarh government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, will launch five new schemes on October 2, to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The schemes are Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyaan (Chief Minister Nutrition Scheme), Mukhyamantri Haat Bazaar Clinic Yojana (Chief Minister Market Clinic Scheme), Mukhyamantri Shahariya slum Swasthya Yojana (Chief Minister Urban Slum Health Scheme), Universal PDS scheme and Mukhyamantri ward Karyalaya (Chief Minister Ward Offices). Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyaan has been started as a pilot project since June 2019 in some gram panchayats in Bastar, Chhattisgarh and other forest areas of the state. Under the scheme, fresh and nutritious food has been provided to malnourished children and anaemic women with the help of panchayats and self-help groups.
The State government spoke about the Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyaan pilot project in a release and said, "The scheme has garnered good results, after which the state has decided to launch Mahatma Gandhi Suposhan Abhiyaan. Action plan has been chalked out with a target to free Chhattisgarh from malnutrition and anaemia in the next three years," reported news agency ANI.
Under the Mukhyamantri Haat Bazaar Clinic Yojana, teams of the health department along with doctors and essential equipment will visit local haat-bazaars to give health facilities in remote tribal and forest areas of the state. They will also provide consultation, medicine, blood test and other pathological facilities free of cost, the state government informed.
Under the Mukhyamantri Shahariya Slum Swasthya Yojana, the State government will provide medical teams along with available health facilities to cater to health care needs of over 7,80,000 people.
"Under the scheme, initially three mobile medical teams will be deployed in Raipur, two each in Bhilai and Korba and one each in other municipalities. After getting a good response of health care facilities being provided by mobile health teams in haat bazaars, the state has decided to launch the scheme in urban slum areas also," the state government said.
Under the Universal PDS, families falling in the general category (taxpayers and non-taxpayers) will also be eligible for food grains. The eligibility for the general category ration card has been determined. A family having a single member will be eligible for 10 kg rice per month, a family of two members will get 20 kg rice per month and family of three and more than three members will get 35 kg rice per month at the value of Rs 10 per kg. The general category will be able to get food grains once their ration cards have been issued to them.
Mukhyamantri Ward Karyalayas is being started in cities to render immediate availability of citizen services and facilities to people according to their demands. In the first phase on Gandhi Jayanti, these offices will start functioning in 13 cities. Through these offices, complaints related to cleanliness, environment, street lights, road maintenance, drain cleaning and water supply will be resolved within the time limit.
(with ANI inputs)