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
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.