Bhupesh Baghel has wished the Panchayat Raj representatives of Chhattisgarh on National Panchayati Raj Day. Chief Minister has said in his message- To realize the dream of Swaraj, the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, Shri Rajiv Gandhi gave constitutional rights and responsibilities to the Gram Panchayats.
Our Panchayats are capable of dealing with disasters and epidemics along with the development and public welfare works of the villages. They have shown this by firmly following the lock down in the villages of Chhattisgarh during the global epidemic like Covid-19. The role and involvement of panchayats has been important in keeping villages from Bastar to Surguja free of infection.
In times of crisis, Panchayats have worked with the government step by step in providing employment to the beneficiary families through ration and MNREGA through Anganwadi and PDS.