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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bupesh Baghel meets Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee on US visit

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel called on Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee in Boston and discussed steps taken by the Chhattisgarh government for the state’s economic development.

Baghel, who is currently on a 10 day tour to the USA, met Banerjee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. The chief minister informed Banerjee about the innovative projects launched in Chhattisgarh, including “Narwa, Garwa, Ghurwa and Badi” scheme implemented to strengthen the rural economy.

During the one-and-a-half hour discussion, the chief minister informed the Nobel laureate about the ‘haat bazaar’ clinic scheme, nutrition campaign and ethanol project in the state.

Banerjee lauded the state government’s innovative initiatives and emphasized on designing and monitoring of specially marked areas through cluster-based approach for economic decentralization.

On the chief minister’s request, Banerjee agreed to visit Chhattisgarh in July this year.

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