Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh bagels Sunday reiterated his demand to the Center seeking a five-year extension for compensation paid to states for revenue shortfalls due to the implementation of GST and called for royalty rates for coal and other important state minerals to be reviewed.
Addressing the 7th NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Baghel said the state’s demand for GST compensation, the transfer of amounts collected as “additional tax” from block companies coal and the reimbursement of the expenditure of Rs 11,828 crores made by the state government for the eradication of Naxalism.
There has been a loss of revenue to the states due to the GST tax system and the Center has not made arrangements to compensate for the loss of revenue of about Rs 5000 crore to the state in the coming year, so the grant from GST compensation should continue for the next five years after June 2022, the prime minister said in a statement issued by his government.
When a nationwide GST included 17 central and state levies from July 1, 2017, it was decided that states would be compensated for any lost revenue from the new tax for five years, he said, adding that the deadline was up. on June 30 this year.
When the GST was implemented, states were promised compensation for lost revenue until June 2022. The amount of compensation was raised by imposing a sinful, demerit, and luxury goods tax on top of the GST tax. 28 percent.
Non-BJP governed states such as Chhattisgarh (Congress Kerala (LDF government) and Rajasthan (governed by Congress) have also in the past demanded that the compensation regime be extended for five years, according to the statement.
Baghel said that Chhattisgarh has received Rs 13,089 crore less from central taxes in the Union Budget for the past three years, which has resulted in extreme pressure on the state’s resources.
In the next budget, the entire part of the central taxes must be given to the state, he demanded. Baghel also demanded that the Rs 4,140 crore deposited with the Center at the rate of Rs 294 per tonne in coal mining by coal block companies be transferred to Chhattisgarh soon.
Noting that about 65 percent of the state’s mineral revenue comes from the iron ore mines operating in the state, he called for royalty rates to be revised as necessary in the state’s financial interest.
Baghel has called for a review of royalty rates for coal and other major minerals. He also called for swift action on other pending demands from the state government, including reimbursing deposits in the New Pension Plan and ensuring the availability of jute and gunny sacks.
Baghel also suggested that agricultural research institutes should have a responsibility to provide free seeds of newly developed crop varieties, mini-kits and large-scale breeding seeds to ensure crop diversification and increased production and productivity of pulses and Oilseeds.
The prime minister said that Chhattisgarh is self-sufficient in the production of food grains and has taken many innovative measures to increase the production of pulses and oilseeds in the state.
Going deeper into the steps being taken by the Chhattisgarh government, he said that in order to promote crop diversification, the state has started the implementation of ‘Mukhyamantri Vriksharopan Protsaahan Yojana’, under which provision has been made to provide Rs 10,000 per hectare to farmers who grow vegetables. oilseeds or make plantations instead of rice.
Along with Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, the Chhattisgarh Millet Mission has also been established, Baghel told the meeting.
The prime minister noted that NITI Aayog has seen the best performance of the state’s aspirational districts over the past three and a half years. However, he added that there are still resource problems in the state, which must be resolved. Baghel also called for relaxation under the Forest Conservation Act on the installation of 5 MW solar power plants in 10 aspirational districts of Chhattisgarh.
Regarding the implementation of the National Education Policy, the Chief Minister said that many important steps have been taken in this direction in the state.
In order to provide infrastructure, equipment, educational and extracurricular activities of good quality in public schools, the state government has initiated Swami Atmanand Excellent English intermediate schools in Chhattisgarh said.
While speaking about the urban administration’s agenda, Baghel noted that Chhattisgarh won the clean state poll for three consecutive years, the statement said.
A better job has been done on solid waste management in the state’s urban areas, he said.
Prime Minister Modi praised Godhan Nyay Yojana from Chhattisgarh at the NITI Aayog meeting, saying the scheme is in the interest of farmers as vermicompost prepared from cow dung helps increase field productivity, according to the statement.
He also suggested that MGNREGA should be implemented in rural areas located near cities and towns with a population of less than 20,000. Apart from the agenda items related to the meeting, Baghel also spoke about various schemes and issues related to the state interest.

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