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Chhattisgarh among fastest growing states: President


AGENCIES | Naya Raipur, November 6, 2012 21:26
Tags : naya raipur | pranab mukherjee | chhattisgarh |

In his maiden visit to Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday praised the "young state" for its all-round development.
Asserting that Chhattisgarh has a rich legacy of one of the oldest panchayati raj systems, he said it has emerged as one of the fastest developing states in the country.
"This young state has registered all round development on many fronts and made its presence felt at the national level," he said in his address on the conclusion of 12th Rajyotsava (statehood) celebrations here.
Chhattisgarh was formed on November 1, 2000. It was earlier a part of Madhya Pradesh.
Mukherjee praised Chhattisgarh's new administrative capital Naya Raipur and complimented the state leadership for its vision and commitment to sustainable development.
"I am delighted to know that Naya Raipur is the first planned capital city of 21st century in India and is being developed as a modern and green city.
"Special features such as rain water harvesting and harvesting of solar energy have been included to make it eco-friendly. Comfort and security to the citizens are being ensured through dedicated bus lanes, cycle tracks, pedestrian pathways and barrier free movement," he said highlighting some of the features of the new city developed in 8,000 hectare area and about 20 km from capital Raipur.
Mukherjee, who is on a two-day visit to the state, also inaugurated a state-of-the-art new secretariat building here.
He expressed happiness over his first visit to the state saying it gave him "an opportunity to meet a cross section of the vibrant literary and academic communities of this new and fast growing state".

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