ICAI Virtual Convention Challenging the Challenges Joined by CM Baghel

Chief Minister inaugurates the three-day national convention organized by ICAI on the topic- Challenging the Challenges

ICAI members appreciate the industrial policy of Chhattisgarh and Narva, Garwa, Ghurva, Bari scheme

 Raipur, June 11, 2021 Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, while duly inaugurating the three-day National Convention on Challenging the Challenges of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India here today, said that ICAI has taken up a very contemporary topic for discussion. He said that many challenges are present in front of us in the present time, which we can solve by strong will power and right decisions. The Chief Minister said that at present, there are many challenges including corona pandemic, climate change, environmental pollution, industry, business, economic condition of farmers and many other challenges.

 Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel further said that the Chhattisgarh government is working by accepting these challenges. The Chief Minister said that in order to control the corona pandemic in the state, Chhattisgarh government has taken many precautionary decisions and ensured its implementation with full determination, along with better management, strengthening and expansion of medical facilities. This is the reason why Chhattisgarh was able to recover from the outbreak of Corona pandemic as soon as possible. This three-day workshop is being organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in association with the convention Raipur, Bhilai and Bilaspur. The virtual inauguration of this workshop was done by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel by offering prayers to Maa Saraswati at his residence office in Raipur.  Madhya Bharat Central Council Secretary Shri Shashikant Chandrakar, Bilaspur Branch President Shri Dinesh Kumar Agarwal, Raipur Branch Secretary Shri Ravi Gwalani and Program Coordinator Shri Sachendra Jain were present on this occasion. About 6500 Chartered Accountants from all the states of the country including ICAI National President Shri Nihar Niranjan Jambusaria, National Vice President Shri Devashish Mitra, Central Council Member Kemisha Soni, Program Director Shri Sameer Singh participated virtually in this program.

 Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel said on the occasion that under Suraji Gaon Yojana of Chhattisgarh government with the aim of rain water harvesting, conservation and promotion of livestock, organic farming, promotion of nutritious food grains, production of fruits and vegetables and increase in the means of livelihood in the village, Narva, Garuva, Ghurva and Bari programs have been started. The Chief Minister said that through Godhan Nyay Yojana, cow dung is being procured in Gauthans and organic manure is being prepared from it. One year has not yet been completed, 48 lakh quintals of cow dung has been purchased through this scheme. Its objective is to strengthen the tradition of cow rearing and promote the production of organic food grains by reducing the dependence on chemical fertilizers. The Chief Minister said that due to the reckless use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, the amount of toxic elements in food grains is increasing, which is directly affecting our health.

 The Chief Minister said that in the 1970s, food grains had to be imported from abroad to meet the shortage of food grains in the country.  Annadata accepted the challenge of making the country self-sufficient in food grains. Today the situation is that the country has started producing more food grains than it needs.  Farmers should get the price in proportion to their hard work. Paddy is produced more in Chhattisgarh. We have prepared a plan to prepare ethanol from the extra quantity of paddy procured for two years, but the central government has not given permission.  The production of ethanol will reduce the consumption of petroleum products and save money. The Chief Minister said that these challenges should be addressed at the national level.

On this occasion, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also gave detailed information about the Chief Minister's Tree Plantation Promotion scheme launched by the Chhattisgarh Government to promote tree plantation to protect the environment and to address the problem of air pollution.

 On this occasion, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel urged the Chartered Accountants Association to motivate the investors related to industry and business in the state of Chhattisgarh to invest.  He said that in the new industrial policy of the state of Chhattisgarh, many attractive provisions have been made to promote industry and trade. The Chief Minister said that we are promoting new sectors like agriculture, forest produce as well as food processing, medicine, defence products, electronics, solar in the state.  The state of Chhattisgarh has been successful in making the rural economy dynamic with steel production, agricultural production, forest produce even during the Corona period. As a result of the cash assistance given to farmers, villagers, forest dwellers, we have done better business from automobile, readymade garment to other sectors of market.

Chhattisgarh is also included in the leading states of the country in the parameters of Ease of Doing Business. Chhattisgarh state has been recognized as a Performer State by NITI Aayog in its assessment of Sustainable Development Goals in the Composite SDG India Index. Chief Minister released a souvenir of ICAI on the occasion.

 On this occasion, the National President of ICAI, Mr. Nihar Niranjan Jambusaria appreciated the help being given to MSMEs, economic revival, supporting the non-core sector through the new industrial policy of the state of Chhattisgarh.  National Vice President Devashish Mitra, Central Council members Kemisha Soni and Charanjot Singh, Bilaspur branch president Shri Dinesh Kumar Agrawal and Raipur branch secretary Shri Ravi Gwalani in their remarks, appreciated the work done under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, for the overall development of the state of Chhattisgarh. They said that all sections and institutions of the society are getting the benefits of the public friendly policies of the Chhattisgarh government. During this three-day seminar, information about GST, Income Tax, Company Law etc. will also be provided to Chartered Accountants and students by eminent experts of the country.