Pucca houses to all Baiga families in two years: CM Mr. Chouhan

Computer training centres to be set up in Shahdol and Mandla for Baiga students

Bhopal, June 6, 2018 (Ataullah Faizan):  Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that pucca houses will be given to all Baida families in the coming two years in state. All Baiga families will have power supply by the end of this year. CM Mr. Chouhan was addressing villagers during a Jan-Samvad programme at Baiga Chak area of Bajag development block in Dindori district. CM Mr. Chouhan said that a Baiga cultural centre will be established at a cost of Rs 7 crores at Baiga Chak to keep the culture, customs and traditions of the Baiga community alive. He said that the Baiga tribe is a Special Backward Tribe. Special training centres will be established in Shahdol and Mandla to provide computer education to the students of this class. Free financial assistance will be made available to Baiga families who have fields but no irrigation resources for diesel pumps and for digging wells. The Chief Minister said that Rs 1000 is being deposited every month in the accounts of women belonging to the Baiga community to put an end to malnutrition. He said that drinking water augmentation scheme will be started in Chanda and other places through which pure drinking water will be made to tribal families of the area. Giving information about the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana at the Jan-Samvad programme, Mr. Chouhan said that under this scheme those families which do not have land of their own, will be given pattas.

Free education was given to students of the Baiga community from Class I to Medical and Engineering education. It is a matter of joy that today students of the extremely-backward Baiga community of Madhya Pradesh are now acquiring higher education after being successful in IIT. He said that the fees of all Baiga students will be borne by the Madhya Pradesh government. The poor will be provided with free medical facility under Sambal Yojana and an amount of Rs 4 thousand during pregnancy and Rs 12 thousand after delivery will be provided to Baiga women.

Poor families will be provided electricity at the rate Rs 200 per month to rid them of electricity bills. Poor persons will be given free medical treatment. MP Mr. Faggan Singh Kulaste, District Panchayat President Mrs. Jyoti Prakash Dhurve, Nagar Palika President Mr. Pankaj Tekam and a large number of Baiga community members and villagers were present on the occasion.  CM Mr. Chouhan was accorded a warm welcome by Baiga dance troupes who presented the colourful Gudum dance and the traditional Raila and Baiga dance at Chada village of Baiga Chak area in Dindori district.

Impressed by the Baiga dance, Mr. Chouhan himself performed with the Baiga group of dancers and encouraged them. He also announced an honorarium of Rs 25 thousand each to the three Baiga troupes. CM Mr. Chouhan inspected the houses constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana at Tatar village of Chada gram panchayat in Dindori and lauded them. He also spoke to the relatives of Sukhkhulal Fadali. Fadali’s relatives told the Chief Minister that they had been greatly facilitated after getting a house under the Awas Yojana.