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Chhattisgarh govt to launch ‘Shraddhanjali’ scheme

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government has decided to launch ‘Shraddhanjali’ scheme for performing last rites of members of any poor family of urban areas on their sudden death.

Urban Administration and Development Minister Amar Agrawal, at the departmental review meeting organised at Naveen Vishram Bhawan here on Wednesday, instructed commissioners of urban bodies and chief municipal officers to implement this scheme from August 7.

Under the scheme, Rs 2,000 will immediately be given to each grieve-stricken family for performing last rites of their dear ones. The scheme will be implemented through Municipal Corporations, Municipalities and Nagar Panchayats.

On the first day, the minister reviewed the works of municipal corporations and municipalities of Raipur, Bilaspur, Sarguja and Bastar revenue divisions.

While reviewing the Bhagirathi Nal Jal Yojana, the minister asked the officers of urban bodies to give free tap connection to the needy families of slums in the cities. He asked them to implement the scheme promptly. Under the scheme, the officers of urban bodies have to contact people by visiting door-to-door in the poor colonies and to conduct special camps there. Under the scheme, over 90,000 families in the state have been given tap connection so far.

The minister instructed the officers to immediately submit proposal for furnishing all the urban health centres with all necessary facilities. He advised municipal corporation commissioners to do result-oriented work in accordance to the action plan for expansion of facilities like road, electricity, drainage and CC road in slums.

Principal Secretary Urban Administration Department RP Mandal, director Dr Rohit Yadav and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

While reviewing different construction works of urban bodies, the minister instructed to complete these works while giving attention on quality of the work. He asked to complete the housing schemes for urban poor under the BSUP project on priority.