The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel, announced that a new policy for rural industries would soon be formulated in Chhattisgarh. The policy will be designed along the lines of the state’s new industrial policy and will aim to strengthen the rural economy. The new policy will offer financial assistance, infrastructure development, and marketing support to rural industries and streamline the licensing and approval processes for setting up rural industries.
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The government has identified various sectors, including food processing, textile and handicrafts, bamboo and wooden products, and agro-based industries, which have the potential to create employment opportunities and growth in rural areas of Chhattisgarh.
The Chief Minister further emphasized that income-oriented activities in the Rural Industrial Parks being set up in Gauthans will be increased to boost employment opportunities at the local level. The state government provides facilities such as land, electricity, water, and roads to encourage the youth to start small-scale industries in the Rural Industrial Park being developed in state-run Gauthans.
During the program, the Chief Minister also took direct feedback from the villagers regarding the state government’s schemes, including loan waivers, paddy procurement at support prices, income-generating activities conducted in Gauthans, Godhan Nyay Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, and Haat Bazaar Clinic Yojana.
The new policy is expected to benefit thousands of people in the rural areas of Chhattisgarh by providing employment opportunities and increasing the income of local communities. The government has expressed its commitment to developing rural industries and is taking concrete steps to achieve this goal.