Congress has claimed that the budget for fiscal year 2019-20 presented in state assembly late last week by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will create at least 2 lakh jobs annually in Chhattisgarh.

“Bhupesh Baghel government will provide jobs to at least 10 youths from a village, which will benefit over 2 lakh individuals across Chhattisgarh,” Shailesh Nitin Trivedi, Chairman State Congress Communication wing stated.

 He claimed that the Congress government in this budget has clearly made provisions of more than Rs 1500 crore under MNREGA which will have positive impact on the village level economy.

“Now MNREGA could be used in agricultural activities which will give an impetus economic condition of farmers and labourers,” Trivedi said while adding that employment-oriented schemes like Narwa, Garwa, Ghurwa, Badi will also generate massive employment opportunities at village level.

While pointing out the decision of establishing five food processing units in state, Trivedi said that this step will ensure better value for crops.

While taking a dig at Modi government at the centre, Trivedi stated that BJP government in its 2014 manifesto had claimed of providing 2 crore jobs annually, but at the end it turned out to be a ‘political jumla’. On the contrary GST and demonetization not only slowed down business sector but also claimed several jobs.

Meanwhile, state BJP spokesperson Sanjay Shrivastav said that several key factors were missing in the state budget. Provision for new industry, business, employment, liquor prohibition etc are completely missing in the ruling party’s state budget, he said. 

“Bhupesh Baghel government has betrayed the residents of state,” Shrivastava concluded.