Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the Suraji Yojana of the state government was a top priority scheme, which will revive the rural economy and will become a milestone in generating employment for rural youth. 

Baghel was chairing a meeting of the State Rural and OBC Area Development Authority held here at Mahanadi Bhawan on Thursday.

The meeting also expanded the working area of the authority and made necessary amendment in the authorities’ rules and regulations regarding allocation of fund.

The meeting was attended by Scheduled Caste and Tribal Development Minister Dr Premsai Singh, Minister for Home Affairs Tamradhwaj Sahu, Minister for Forest and Civil Supplies Mohammad Akbar, Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Ravindra Choubey, PHE and Village Industries Minister Rudra Guru, Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia, office bearers of the authority, Chief Secretary Sunil Kujur and senior officials of the concerned departments.

In the meeting, the CM opined that the Narva, Garva, Ghurva and Badi Yojana is an innovative and important scheme that ushered in socio-economic change in the state. It is meant to create a  bovine wealth base for bio fertilizer and development of Badis (vegetable gardens) in the village areas.

He further informed that cow sheds in forest areas will be constructed under CAMPA scheme and the work will be done by forest department of the state. Along with rural areas, Baghel also stressed on construction of cow sheds in urban areas so that stray cattle could no become cause of accidents.