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Chief Minister inaugurates newly constructed Surat District Panchayat Bhavan

    The state government has completely adopted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of development politics:- Chief Minister

    Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel
    -Positive work style and people-centric works have increased citizens’ faith in the state and central government
    -With the goal of ‘Developed Gujarat to Developed India’, 100 per cent of the benefits of the scheme have been successfully taken up to the saturation point of development
    -The idea of development in harmony with the environment is the gift of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

    With an aim to keep future generations healthy and to provide them with a clean environment Chief Minister calls upon to accelerate the tree plantation drive

    Simplification of administration and people-oriented approach has achieved the goal of developing rural areas at par with cities: Finance Minister Shri Kanu Desai

    A state-of-the-art five-storey corporate-look Panchayat Bhavan at Vesu (Piplod)

    Gandhinagar, August 31: Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel inaugurated the newly constructed building of Surat District Panchayat Bhavan at a cost of Rs.47.40 crores at Piplod (Vesu) in Surat and stated that the faith of citizens for the central government under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has increased because of the positive work style adopted and public interest works carried out by the central government. While the goal of ‘Developed Gujarat to Developed India’ has succeeded in taking development to the saturation point by providing 100 per cent benefits of the scheme, the state government has fully adopted Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s style of development politics.

    After inaugurating the building, the Chief Minister presented a cheque of Rs. 5 crore to the chairman of Sumul Dairy and concerned officials for the re-establishment of Vyara Sugar factory (Ukai Pradesh Sahakari Khand Udyog Mandli, Khushalpura, Vyara) during the program held at the Convention Centre in Sarsana.

    Addressing the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the rains have receded now, therefore, the state government has decided to provide 10 hours of electricity instead of 8 hours and to release water from the Narmada Canal in the interest of the farmers. The state government is actively engaged with the development works in order to provide comfort and convenience to the people, including the remote villages of the state.

    The Chief Minister emphasized on maintaining the balance with the environment to keep the generations healthy and fit as well as to provide them with a clean environment. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has set the legacy of keeping harmony with the environment. Moreover, the Prime Minister has given a comprehensive and innovative idea to prevent the deterioration of the environment, soil and human health through the Mission LiFE initiative.

    The Chief Minister stated that saving and protecting the environment, water and electricity is the need of the hour and called upon everyone to accelerate the tree plantation drive and reduce the use of single-use plastic with the aim of providing a clean and quality environment to the citizens of the state and the future generation.

    The Chief Minister said that the new building of the District Panchayat is a combination of service, convenience and uniqueness, and congratulated all the office bearers, officials and workers for the construction of this ultra-modern and spectacular building.

    On this occasion, Finance, Energy Minister and District In-Charge, Shri Kanu Desai stated, “The government has set a new definition of development by allocating crores of rupees in the budget for the construction of modern buildings for the convenience and well-being of the people.”

    He continued that by decentralizing the Gram Swaraj, the government is working with the objective of making the benefits of the scheme available to the people in remote areas. The government is working to provide facilities in rural areas that are akin to urban facilities.

    Expressing his faith that the new District Panchayat Bhavan will become a temple of holistic development for the district, MP Shri C.R. Patil said, “The state government is providing facilities for people’s convenience so that the citizens do not have to keep visiting the government offices over and over again.”

    To make the Vyara Sugar Factory thriving, a provision for budget of Rs. 30 crore was made out of which the first instalment of grant of Rs. 5 crore has been allocated today. The demolition work will start on 15th September.

    Under the leadership of Shri Mansinh Patel, along with the Presidents of the sugar mills of South Gujarat, Vyara Sugar will be thriving soon through proper administration.
    He said, “Chief Minister has continued to support the city of Surat in terms of finance as and when required.”
    In Surat city, around 10 major projects like Tapi purification, planning of the next 50 years of water from Tapi barrage, construction work of two 27-storied state-of-the-art municipal buildings are underway, through which Surat will reach new heights of development, he added.

    District Panchayat President Shri Bhavesh Patel in his welcome address said, “The Panchayat, Village Housing Department of the State Government allocated Rs 29.40 crores for the construction of the new building, while with the allocation of Rs 18 crores from the district panchayat’s funds, this new building has been speedily realized within a short span of time and at a total cost of Rs 47.40 crores. This building will increase the facilities of office-bearers, employees and applicants visiting for their own work.”

    Built in the year 1934, the Surat District Panchayat Office is functioning in an 80-year-old building located at Darya Mahal, Chowk Bazar. Considering the growth of Surat city-district and increase in population, increasing number of officers-employees, office bearers and various branches, the new building has been constructed keeping in mind the inconveniences including parking, in addition to less space, in which gratitude was expressed for the positive and generous support of the state government.

    On this occasion, ministers and dignitaries announced an irrigation scheme, land allotment to Ukai-affected families, Ayushman Bharat, Gram Asmita Yojana, Vahli Dikri Yojana.

    Benefits were awarded to the beneficiaries of various schemes including Panchayat Swabhandol Awas.

    On this occasion, Minister of State for Agriculture, Panchayat Shri. Bachu Khabad, Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Harsh Sanghvi, Minister of State for Education Shri Praful Pansheriya, Minister of State for Tribal Development Shri Kunvarji Halpati, District Collector Shri Aayush Oak, District Development Officer Shri. B.K. Vasava, Municipal Commissioner. Smt. Shalini Agarwal Surat Commissioner of Police, Shri Ajay Tomar, District Association President Shri Bharat Rathore, Sumul Dairy Chairman Shri Mansinh Patel including MLAs, office-bearers and a large number of rural and urban citizens were present for the occasion.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat