RAIPUR: Taking cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will also share his 'mann ki baat' on radio with people of his state beginning Sunday.
The 15-minute programme 'Raman ke Goth', aimed at reaching out to people of this predominantly tribal state, will be aired from 10.45 AM on second Sunday of every month.
Goth means talk or discussion in Chhattisgarhi language.
Akashwani centres of state will start airing this programme from September 13. Singh will talk about social-cultural and administrative activities of Chhattisgarh and also about development schemes initiated and implemented by his government, a press release issued by the government said.
Generally, the Chief Ministers address public on Akashwani and Doordarshan every year on Independence Day.
Raman Singh will be the first Chief Minister of the country to address people of his state every month through a regular radio programme, it said.
Singh will provide information about government schemes to them and also to take people's feedback.
Prime Minster Narendra Modi started his 'Mann ki Baat' programme on radio on October 3 where he speaks on various issues.
Instructions have been issued to officials of Panchayat and Rural Development, and Urban Administration departments to arrange for transistors in Gram Panchayat buildings, community halls, function halls, and other public places, and also to invite people to listen to the Chief Minister's interview during the programme.
In this programme, the Chief Minister will also mention about the important events of the districts, achievements, and significant efforts of any social welfare organisation.
He has directed District Collectors to nominate an official of Additional Collector-level as nodal officer in respective districts.
Secretary and Commissioner of Public Relations Department Ganesh Shankar Mishra said the main objective of this programme is to ensure more transparency in governance and administration.
He said this programme is an attempt to reach out to the maximum number of people in the state, including those living in forested areas, scheduled caste and scheduled tribe populated areas, farmers and people of rural areas, and to thereby strengthen their faith in government and administration.