Bhupesh Baghel today in the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aayog held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, many of state interest like industries, agriculture sector development, infrastructure development, increase of irrigation facility in Bastar region, development of Naxal affected areas in the state Giving information about the schemes and policies of the state government on subjects, he requested the Prime Minister to provide additional economic resources to Chhattisgarh. Referring to the excellent performance done by the aspiring districts of Chhattisgarh on all the parameters of development, he suggested that in the concept of aspirational districts, the point of cultural uplift should also be given due importance and place. The Chief Minister suggested to give subsidy like vermicompost compost also like chemical fertilizers. He said that the NITI Aayog has appreciated the innovations in aspiring districts of Chhattisgarh through delta ranking. The Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh is a forested, tribal-dominated and mineral-rich region, where special package is expected for industrial development.

The Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh is deprived of coal block despite having large reserves of mineral coal in Chhattisgarh. Hence coal block should be allotted for Chhattisgarh’s public sector unit. After 2014, the royalty rates of minerals have not increased due to irreparable damage to the state government. Therefore, the royalty rates should be revised soon. The Chief Minister has also requested not to disinvest the Nagarnar Steel Plant of Bastar in the meeting. He said that a government resolution in this regard has also been passed in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.