What’s the idea behind the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna, which the state authorities is launching on Thursday?
Firstly, a lot of the land in Chhattisgarh is non-irrigated, and a lot of the farmers are marginal and face the opportunity of drought of their area. Secondly, about 40% inhabitants of the state lives under poverty line. Final 12 months, we initiated many measures to assist paddy farmers. This 12 months, we determined to increase the advantages to sugarcane and maize farmers as properly [the new scheme will benefit paddy, maize and sugarcane farmers]…The intention is to extend the revenue of the farmers and folks…It [scheme] contains 90% of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Different Backward Courses and marginal farmers of the state.
Social activists say that just one.9 million farmers will profit from the scheme. Why not all the three million farmers of the state?
We’re launching yet one more scheme for landless labourers to learn extra folks. I’ve constituted a committee at present [Wednesday]. Within the subsequent two months it’s going to submit a report; on the premise of that [report] a scheme for these landless labourers may even be framed by the federal government. We’re engaged on the numbers and construction of that scheme, and we hope that extra folks will probably be benefitted.
How has the central authorities dealt with the Covid-19 disaster? Are you glad?
The central authorities all the time believes in ‘occasions’. The federal government introduced demonetisation [of high-value banknotes in 2016] and launched the GST (items and companies tax) within the evening. Equally, the central authorities introduced the lockdown within the nation with none planning…There was no technique or administration earlier than or after the lockdown.
How may the central authorities have dealt with it higher?
If the central authorities was conscious that the entire world was struggling because of the pandemic…, it ought to have been ready… There are hundreds of thousands of migrants in several states. Why did the central authorities not begin trains earlier than the lockdown? They need to have despatched the migrant labourers or anybody stranded house earlier than the lockdown… Migrants are dying and the form of struggling everyone seems to be going through ought to have been managed.
Are you glad with what the Centre has given to states?
The central authorities introduced a bundle of Rs 20 lakh crore, which incorporates Rs 1.7 lakh that was introduced earlier…We, as a state, bought some direct advantages. They introduced that 5kg rice will probably be given to folks for 2 months, however this needs to beprolonged for a 12 months… I’ve requested twice to supply Rs three,000 crore to our to encourage financial exercise and provides direct money to the poor, however the Centre has not responded…
What preparations has Chhattisgarh performed for labourers passing by the state?
We have now organized for buses, meals, and medical amenities for the labourers passing byour state. We have now deployed buses to ferry them to their states and are very empathetic in direction of them. Officers have been instructed to maintain them.
There are complaints that migrants should not getting buses and there’s a lack of coordination amongst varied departments.
Every part couldn’t go clean on this state of affairs… which different state is doing what we’re doing for the migrants of our nation? We’re ferrying migrants of seven states. Daily, over 12,000 individuals are reaching Chhattisgarh [from different states], and we’re ferrying them to their house states. There are incidents in different states of police beating migrants. Inform me [about] one [such] incident in my state? We’re very empathic in direction of migrants and poor.