Bhopal, Sep 16 (UNI) The Forest Conservation Act is coming in the way of road construction and village electrification in several tribal and backward areas of Chhattisgarh.
This was disclosed by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh while talking to newspersons here last night.
Dr Singh said electrification work in 450 villages and construction of about 1,000 km road was held up for want of central nod.
He said several times central rules obstructed implementation of development schemes in backward tribal areas, while petitions pending in court proved to be a legal hindrance.
Dr Singh said his government was carrying out developmental works despite all these obstacles.
Claiming that per capita annual income had increased in his state from Rs 9,600 to Rs 14,700, he said the figures revealed work done by the government on this front.
He added that the BJP-ruled government aimed that development became a campaign in backward areas.