“Social programs to boost the rural economy”

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Tuesday that social welfare schemes launched in the state were aimed at giving a boost to the rural economy.

Addressing a public rally in Thakurain Tola in his home constituency of Patan, he said his government’s main objective was to strengthen the people economically.

“Our welfare systems have come to be known as the ‘Chhattisgarh model’ and our aim is to protect the interests of all sections of society,” he said.

Not only farmers benefit from this model, but women, youth and businesses also benefit, he said.

Baghel also performed the Bhoomipujan of ‘Lakshman Jhula’, which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 19.40 crore.

The 225-meter-long Lakshman Jhula will facilitate the pilgrimage of Lord Shiva for devotees at Thakurain Tola, a key religious place in Patan for devotees of Lord Shiva.

A large crowd gathers here on the occasion of “Sawan Somwar”.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated and completed the infrastructural “Bhoomipujan” worth Rs 6 Crore to provide health facilities in Patan Block.

He inaugurated an oxygen gas plant at Patan Community Health Center and executed Bhoomipujan from staff quarters.

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