Congress kept tribals backward: Raman Singh

Congress kept tribals backward: Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's Tribal outreach.

Hitting out at the Congress, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said the total failure of the party for 70 years on development front had led to the growth of  Naxalism in the region.

Addressing tribals to observe ‘International Day for World's Indigenous People’ here, he said, “There were budgetary allocations but were not spent; after 15 years of BJP rule, around 35 per cent of budgetary allocation is made for tribal region.  The development is visible to all as there is an education hub, district offices, roads, bridges and more.”

“Earlier, a tribal family would only dream of educating their children to become teachers. Now, children from remotest villages are becoming IAS, IPS, IRS officers and doctors,” he said.

Citing ‘Prayas’, he said there is no other scheme equivalent to it where children from remote areas are taught free of cost and clearing NIT, IIT and other competitive exams.

Empowering women

“Half of Bastar division was in darkness for last 60 years and the challenge was to provide power in forest areas. Now, most villages enjoy solar power,” Raman said.

He said after road connectivity in Bastar region, now the government is moving towards telecom connectivity. Under SKY scheme, smartphones will be distributed to 40 lakh women. 

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