C hhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Sunday that malnutrition is a much bigger threat than Maoist violence in the state and that his government is working hard to improve the health of the people.
The Chief Minister while speaking at a programme in New Delhi said, “Today malnutrition is a bigger threat than Maoism in the state.”
He said over 37 per cent of the state’s children are malnourished.
“Thus to provide good nutrition to the children we have started Suposhan scheme in scheme in over 109 panchayats of the state,” he said. “And on October 2, the ‘Suposhit’ scheme will be launched in all the districts,” he said.
Highlighting the works of his government in the last eight months in the state, Baghel said, “After we came to power we returned the lands of the tribals which were acquired in 2006 but no industries was set up.”
“We returned 4,200 acres of land located in 1,700 villages to the tribal people,” he said.
He said his government also waived off farm loans of the farmers in the state.