New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Union Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh will visit Chhattisgarh on July 22 to take stock of the progress of the flagship programs of the Ministry in the state.
During his two-day visit, Ramesh will review the performance under rural job guarantee, road connectivity and rural housing with state Government officials in Kanker district.
It would be followed by a meeting with people's representatives, the MPs or MLAs and Panchayati Raj representatives.
On Saturday he would visit Rural Development Ministry project sites in Dhamtari district to have on the spot assessment of the progress of the development programs.
Delayed payment of wages to Mahatma Gandhi NREGA workers, lack of sufficient number of bank and post office branches in rural and remote areas and slow progress in construction or upgradation of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana are among the major concerns in Chhattisgarh.
Ramesh has set his priorities under which the emphasis would be on a concentrated approach to all rural development programs and their effective and timely implementation in Left Wing Extremist (LWE) affected districts across the country.
There are 60 Left Wing Extremist (LWE) affected districts spread over seven states including Chhattisgarh, an official release said. (ANI)