At a time when farmers from several North Indian states are protesting on Delhi borders, to get their grievances heard, Chhattisgarh government has taken an important decision for the betterment of farmers in the state. Now any and all grievances of farmers in Chhattisgarh including those related to paddy procurement would be immediately resolved through Dial 112 service. Taking a major decision in the larger interest of farmers, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel has given instructions to include farmers’ grievances redressal service under Dial 112. This service would be provided to the farmers during the paddy procurement season. Presently, emergency services are provided under Dial 112. Now Collector and SPs have been directed to ensure immediate redressal of the complaints received from farmers via Dial 112.
Farmers of Chhattisgarh can get all the required information about registration, entry of acreage, lack of acreage, any kind of error in Girdawari, any problem in selling paddy and farmers need any kind of financial assistance, by calling on 112 . Under Dial 112 service, their problems and grievances would be quickly redressed. Chief Minister has issued instructions in the context to all the district collectors and the superintendents of police. Every week Chief Secretary would review the complaints received from the farmers under Dial 112 and the action taken to redress the same.
It is noteworthy that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh government has taken many important and consistent steps to protect interests of the farmers, to solve their problems and for their welfare. Empowerment of farmers and up gradation of farming is the top priority of the state government. Farmers’ debt waiver, innovative schemes like Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana, Godhan Nyaya Yojana and Suraji Village have boosted the rural economy in this time of crisis.