Bhupesh Baghel launches 'Mahatma Gandhi Rural Industrial Park Scheme'

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The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has launched 'Mahatma Gandhi Rural Industrial Park Scheme' on 2 October 2022 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The state government is developing village Gauthans as Rural Industrial Parks to provide employment and means of income to the rural poor families.

Government of Chhattisgarh has established Gauthans in 8048 villages where cattles are kept and provided free of cost fodder, waters etc.

'Mahatma Gandhi Rural Industrial Park Scheme' 

Mahatma Gandhi Rural Industrial Park is being set up in the selected rural areas of the state to develop them as livelihood centers. These parks are being developed as rural production and service centers.

In the first phase 300 Rural Industrial Parks are being developed and for this purpose one to three acres of land has been reserved for the park in Gauthans.

Budget allocation 

A provision of Rs 600 crore has been made for this scheme in the budget of the state government. 

An amount of Rs.1 crore each has been provided to all the approved Rural Industrial Parks.

Features of the Industrial Park 

The amount will be used to develop infrastructure like electricity, roads etc. and provide training to the youths.

Units for the manufacture of vermicomposting, poultry, goat rearing, agricultural and horticultural crops and processing of minor forest produce will be set up in the Gauthans developed under the Suraji Gaon Yojana. Along with this, flour-mill, pulse mill, oil mill are also being established.


The modern state of Chhattisgarh was created on 1 November 2000 by splitting Madhya Pradesh.

Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uikey 

Capital: Raipur 

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