Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on July 4 said that the state government didn't stop the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) work during the lockdown. "Several people put PIL and even went to High Court, we reply their also but we didn't stop MGNREGA. There was a time when most number of labourers worked in Chhattisgarh. We paid every labourers within 15 days, and we didn't get any complaint in regards to payment," he said.
The price of vegetables has raised the graph in Chhattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir. Not only has the rain affected the supply and sale of vegetables but the ongoing Corona issue has also stayed the people to purchase vegetables from outside.
In Chhattisgarh's Raigarh two robbers killed ATM cash van driver in a loot incident. A CCTV footage shows that the two robbers speeding off on a bike and pointing pistols at shocked passersby. Raigarh's Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Abhishek Verma said, "Two men on bike came outside the ATM, their faces were covered with white cloth, one of them went inside the ATM and the other one walked up the driver and shot him, killing him on the spot, another person is in injured condition." Police has started the investigation.
Residents of 50 villages in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur on June 29 broke police barricading to enter collector office with their demands. The demands included cash payment to them for collection of Tendu leaves. The protestors had walked to the office from Cherpal village, covering 25 km on foot. One of the protestors said, "The Collector told us that we will be given cash within two days. If that doesn't happen we will protest again."
A verbal spat broke out between two groups of Congress workers on June 29. Verbal spat happened during a protest against fuel price hike in Chhattisgarh's Janjgir-Champa district. Fuel price in India are keep increasing from last few days.
As many as four Naxals on May 13 surrendered before police in Chhattisgarh's Sukma. Giving information, Sukma Superintendent of Police Shalabh Sinha said that out of four, two Naxals had big bounty on their heads. One of the Naxals named Raghu, had Rs five lakh bounty and was working as LGS (local guerilla squad) commander. His wife, who had bounty of Rs three lakh and was working as a LGS deputy commander, also surrendered as they both wanted to live normal lives.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren met the family members of Roshan Horo in Ranchi on June 24. Roshan Horo was killed by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans at Murhu block in Khunti district. CM Soren directed that the deceased's wife be given Rs 10 lakh as financial aid and a job in the block office at Murhu. While addressing the media in Ranchi on June 25, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren said, "He (Roshan Horo) lost his life during the combing operation. We will be providing a compensation amount of Rs 10 lakh to his wife and we will transfer it in her bank account." "We will also provide job to his wife," Jharkhand CM Soren added. Roshan was a resident of Kumhardih village in Murhu police station area. On March 20, 2020, the CRPF was conducting an intensive operation against Naxalites near Utrudit Middle School, 2 km from the village, following reports of Naxal activities. He died after being shot by CRPF personnel during the operation.
The Maharashtra gave guard of honour to police personnel who lost their lives in an encounter with naxals. Two policemen died in Naxalites ambush. The encounter took place with maoists in Gadchiroli district on Sunday.