Through a slew of goodies unveiled on Independence Day, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel cleared his intention of making the state stand ahead in all parameters of development.
Hoisting the national flag in Raipur, CM Baghel in his 15-point charter of development announced that no individual accused in cases of sexual harassment and violence against women would now be allowed to access government job oportiunities. He also announced that free bus service would be provided to government college students.
Free online coaching will be provided to Class 11 and 12 students of government schools in remote areas from renowned institutes of the country for the preparation of medical and engineering competitive exams. And most importantly, he announced the integration of new-age technical tools like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning (ML) into the school curriculum in the state.
This progressive initiative comes as a response to the evolving demands of the digital era and aims to equip students with cutting-edge skills that will prepare them for the future.
A government school in Raipur is getting ready to start offering classes in robotics, AI and ML to pupils at the start of the new academic year. By providing access to these courses, the government is creating a pathway for students to enter the tech-savvy workforce of tomorrow.
Silkworm and bee farming will now be given agriculture status in the state. The government also announced the launch of ‘Chhattisgarh Poultry Promotion Scheme’, under which electricity will be made available to poultry farmers at subsidised rates.
Apart from these, a hike in remuneration for different categories of workers was also announced. The salary of women sanitation workers will be increased by 20 per cent. The salary of the members of community working groups in urban areas will also see a rise of 20 per cent.
‘Mukhyamantri Nirman Shramik Pension Sahayata Yojana’ has been launched to provide pensions to construction workers. Construction workers who have completed 60 years of age and have been registered for 10 years will be given a monthly pension of Rs 1,500.
Salary of one-time contract training officers working in industrial training institutes to be increased from Rs 25,780 to Rs 32,740 and the maximum payment limit of guest lecturers will be increased from Rs 13,000 to Rs 15,000.
Rs 500 will be increased in the salaries of part-time sanitation workers and cooks who prepare mid-day meals.
Chhattisgarh is going to elections later this year along with states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.