These are difficult times. We are within the middle of an epidemic which is saying many lives daily even after 10 months of disaster management. The economy is officially in recession, unemployment and reverse migration or ruralisation may be a hard reality. Additionally, there’s the farm sector crisis and therefore the Centre cutting social sector and welfare spending. In contrast, the stock market is at an all-time high. Something seems missing in our reading of things . The pandemic has only worsened already deep inequality.
One pivotal argument is that we’ve been a consumption-driven economy unlike the export-based Asian economies, and for our true potential to be realised, we’d like to expand consumption patterns across the whole demography. But aside from consumption, our productivity must grow, which means the health and academic standards for the poorest and remotest must improve. For this, Mr Baghel taken steps to reopen the faculties closed the last 15 years within the Maoist-inflicted areas and launched an in depth nutrition program, Mukhya Mantri Suposhan Abhiyan, which aims at eliminating malnutrition within the state within subsequent three years. They have brought 67,000 children out of around 500,000 children out of malnutrition within six months. including mobile medical services of Haat Bazar Clinic, i wish to form healthcare accessible to all or any . CG Govt’s special drive in remote areas of Bastar has helped in reducing malaria cases by 65% in only one year.
The challenge of this developing state has been to empower the poor and tribals with a way of dignity and confidence to enable them to enter the fashionable financial system and market. To do so, they first got to give them some bargaining power, which suggests they get freedom from the debt trap and have subsistence income. This was successfully made a reality through higher returns of paddy, sugarcane and maize through direct cash support in Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana. Under this scheme, about ₹10,000 of money support per acre of farmland is given to those that are growing paddy, sugarcane and maize. This scheme was substantially supported by a sensitive public distribution system (PDS).
After taking oath as chief minister two years ago, CG govt began this journey of enabling the grassroots by waiving off ₹9000 crores of farm loans for around 1.8 million farmers, as promised. Implementation of forest rights act (FRA) entitlements is crucial and that they have ensured that land rights — both individual and societal — are transferred as a matter of top priority. So far, they have given individual FRA titles to almost 450,000 people, 46 thousand community FRA and over 5 million acres of community forest resource rights. During the pandemic, CG Govt realised that the tribal people should be empowered with accessible resources within their vicinity. a rise within the cover of minor forest produce, under minimum support price regime, from seven to 52 helped achieve this objective.