Dr. Narottam Mishra, Public Relations Minister, Govt. of MP,
Conducive environment for investment in state
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 21, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that single window system had been put in place in the state for facilities to investors along with creating conducive environment for investment.
He said the state is not only a leading one in the country but in the world as well. Shri Chouhan was inaugurating Indore unit of Balaji Wafers worth Rs 276 crore in Bhainsloy village of Mhow block of Indore district.
Minister for mineral resources, commerce and industries Shri Rajendra Shukla, minister for animal husbandry and fisheries Shri Antar Singh Arya were also present in the programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that electricity, water, road and land are available sufficiently in the state for investment. Because of constant efforts states get ten percent growth rate and we are leading in agriculture growth rate in the country and the world.
The chief minister suggested Balaji Wafers to set up unit for 'Indori Aalu Bhujia' production. He said that good quality potato is being produced in Malwa region. Also, sugar-free potato is being sowed. He expressed happiness that 3500 people would get employment in the unit and potato produced by farmers will be used for production in unit.
Managing director of Balaji Wafers Pvt Ltd Shri Chandubhai Virani said that this is their first unit in Madhya Pradesh and third in the country. He said, that the company got full support of state government and AKVN in setting up this unit. He said that the state has good environment for investors.
Our effort is to contribute for Make-in-Madhya Pradesh along with Make-in-India campaign.
Work Together to Eradicate Malnutrition and Illiteracy
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 21, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that all the departments should work together to eradicate malnutrition and illiteracy besides health related problems. Deendayal Vananchal Seva is a revolutionary step to eliminate problems related to forest area.
CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the inaugural programme of Deendayal Vananchal Seva Scheme here today. The scheme has been launched by the forest department with service motto and assistance of forest employees to improve health and literacy level of people dwelling in the remote forest areas.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that joint efforts of departments will help eradicating problem of malnutrition and illiteracy. Better and active efforts are needed to tackle these problems. Changes can be brought by spreading awareness regarding health among the teenager girls. Better result can be obtained if activities are carried out in coordination perceiving basic intention of the scheme.
Minister for Forest Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar said that this scheme has been prepared keeping in view the integral humanism and Antodaya. Human development is initiated in this. This scheme will strengthen vanvasi to help develop forest.
Health related training will be imparted to the women forest guards. Women health check up camp will be organized between 50 forest villages. The forest department will provide help to carry malnourished children to aaganbadis after identification. Work will be conducted in forest villages in coordination of four departments.
Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis said that this scheme is a positive initiative of inter-department coordination. The scheme will help eradication problems of forest villages in better ways. The Women and Child Development department will help increase in forestation and forest produce. She suggested that the forest department should prepare scheme to distribute fruits and vegetable plants on the occasion of Deepawali.
Moreover, Minister for School Education Shri Vijay Shah said that this scheme is of utmost importance to eradicate malnutrition and better health. He suggested that the forest department should provide land to each aaganbadi and school to produce vegetables and fruits to facilitate children to have nutritious food in the form of fruits and fresh vegetables. Shri Shah further said that meeting of field officers and employees for coordination should be conducted on every Tuesday at Gram Panchayat.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan released scheme’s brochures and health check up module for forest guards in the programme. Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary Health Smt. Gouri Singh, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotiya, Principal Secretary ST Welfare Shri Ashok Shah were present in the meeting. Welcome speech was given by the Principal Chief Conservator Forest Dr. Animesh Shukla.
Vote of thanks was given by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Shri Shahbaz Ahmed. Field Officers of Forest, Health, Women and Child Development and Education departments were present in the programme.
Bring Happiness and Welfare of the People is Public Policy
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 20, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that policy which brings happiness and welfare to the people is a Public policy. Moreover, public policy should be framed keeping in mind the welfare of the mankind.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the inaugural session of the three day 4th Dharm-Dhamm convention on “Dharm Aur Raj Vyavastha” organized by Sanchi Bodhha evam Bhartiya Gyan Adhdhyan Vishvavidhyalaya. Around 200 scholars of India and abroad are taking part in the convention.
Shri Chouhan further mentioned that there is no better religion than welfare of others and to offense others is a big iniquity. Enormous blood has been spilled in the world in the name of the religion and reason on which blood is spilled is not a religion. There are many forms of religion, Truth, non violence, renunciation besides affection, peace and affinity is religion. Whatever pleases others is religion.
Happiness is momentary and complacency is permanent. The state government has formed Anand department to bring complacency in the lives of people. Swami Vivekanand has said that truth is one and there are different ways to reach truth.
World is a one family was said in India 1000 years back. Arrangements have been made to implement decisions related to public welfare after deliberations with society. Efforts will be made to implement conclusion of the deliberations between different scholars participating in the convention.
CM Shri Chouhan released Coffee Table Book of Sanchi Bodhha evam Bhartiya Gyan Adhdhyan Vishvavidhyalaya. Inaugural session was chaired by the Chief of Srilanka Mahabodhi Society Shri Benegela Upathissa Thero.
Minister of State for tourism and culture (Independent Charge) Shri Surendra Patwa, Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Y.S. Shastri, Chairman of Indian Council of Philosophical Reasearch Shri S. R. Bhatt and Registrar of the University Shri Rajesh Gupta were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan Meets President Shri Pranab Mukherjee
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 20, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at New Delhi today.
Shri Chouhan extended invitation to the President to attend “Lok Manthan” to be held at Bhopal as a Chief Guest.
This joint programme of Madhya Pradesh Culture Department, Bharat Bhavan and Pragya Pravah Sanstha will be held from November 12 to 14 at Bhopal.
Around 800 youth thinkers will participate and discuss on various subjects in the programme.
This is the first programme of its kind in the country being organized by the youth thinkers.
Rail Facilities’ Expansion Significant for Development_ CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 19, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that expansion of rail facilities is significant keeping in view the development. This is the matter of utmost pleasure that the Railway Minister has always displayed positive approach towards the development of rail facilities in the state. Union Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu said that investment towards expansion of rail facilities in Madhya Pradesh called Heart of India will provide benefit to the entire country.
No stone will be left unturned for expansion of rail facilities in Madhya Pradesh, he added. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and Rail Minister Shri Prabhu were inaugurating new broad gauge section and Jabalpur-Sakuri Mangla train service and were laying foundation of Madan Mahal Terminus and inauguration of Wi-Fi facility at Jabalpur Station, Multi Functional complex and automatic water vending machine at Jabalpur today.
Referring to the rail facilities at Jabalpur, Shri Chouhan said that remarkable changes have been registered by the efforts of Shri Prabhu in the condition and direction of Indian Railways. Expansion has not only taken place but important efforts have been taken to increase facilities for passengers. Steps have been taken for sanitation and to make stations ideal place. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that facilities being provided today will undoubtedly benefit the people.
Inauguration of Madan Mahal Terminus and new broad gauge line will prove fruitful for the people. Investment proposals in the field of defense during the Global Investors Summit to be held at Indore will benefit Jabalpur. In order to encourage investment in Jabalpur, a separate road show will be conducted. Shri Chouhan said that Jabalpur is the first city which is being adorned under the smart city project. He appealed to the people to come forward and contribute in the efforts to make Jabalpur clean and progressive.
Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu said that effort will be taken at the earliest for fulfillment of important demands of the Jabalpur’s citizens. Huge increase has been made in the provision of the amount during the year 2009 to 2014.
Improving decision making process, initiative has been taken to include states in the decision making process. Shri Prabhu referred Shri Chouhan as a forward looking chief minister. Shri Prabhu mentioned that it is the result of the progressive thinking of the chief minister Shri Chouhan that Madhya Pradesh has achieved leading agriculture growth rate not only in the country but in the world.
Shri Prabhu said that on the line of Swachcha Bharat, slogan of Swachcha Rail has been adopted. A total of 15 thousand 442 bio-toilets have been installed in the last one year. There is plan for mechanised laundry for blankets cleaning. Railway is committed for cooperation in these efforts.
He also informed about the electrification works undertaken in the railway zone. Shri Prabhu said that significant steps have been taken to provide better rail facilities to the common passengers in the last two years. Action will be initiated for development of stations coming under the smart city project. Habibganj station Bhopal has been selected and will be developed first in this series.
Union Minister of State for Health Shri Phaggan Singh Kulaste said that several rail routes of Mahakoushal Area are very useful for the people. He further added that approach of Shri Prabhu is positive and efforts being undertaken related to rail projects are praiseworthy.
MPs Shri Rakesh Singh and Shri Vivek Tankha also addressed the programme. General Manager Western Railways Shri Girish Pillai gave welcome speech.
CM Shri Chouhan Welcomes Union Railway Minister Shri Prabhu
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 19, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed Union Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu on reaching Bhopal at state hangar today.
The Union Minister Shri Prabhu and Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will inaugurate Rail Projects at Jabalpur, Sidhi and Khajuraho.
Exemplary Work in Madhya Pradesh - Shri Raghuvar Das
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 18, 2016
Alongwith Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis and the Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Raghuvar Das visited Shaurya Smarak today.
They paid obeisance to the gallant Martyrs and inspected the Smarak.
Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Raghuvar Das said that Madhya Pradesh has undertaken praiseworthy and exemplary work through construction of Shaurya Smarak. New inspiration of patriotism has aroused on visit to Smarak .
This is a unique effort to repay the debt of the brave soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for security of the country.
Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis said that construction of Shaurya Smarak by Madhya Pradesh government is laudable. It is an effective initiative for building patriotic society.
He further mentioned that contents and structure of Shaurya Smarak is unique. This is very motivational, beautiful and of international level.
All the three Chief Ministers inspected the open air theater, gallery, Dronacharya auditorium in the beginning.
They paid obeisance to Shaurya Raj Kalash came form the villages of 284 Martyrs of Madhya Pradesh and paid tribute to Martyrs at Shaurya Stambh.
Centre for every possible help for Bhopal, Indore Metro Train Projects
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 18, 2016
The cultural evolution of urban India has begun. The Centre would extend all possible cooperation for Bhopal and Indore metro train projects. Madhya Pradesh has done tremendous work in infrastructure development. The Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Venkaiah Naidu said this while addressing a workshop on urban development issues at the Academy of Administration here today.
Referring to Prime Minister's Reform, Perform and Transform-mantra, Shri Naidu stressed on designing urban development schemes keeping in view the needs of coming ten years. The Centre is providing requisite funds. The States are getting 45 percent of tax revenue under the new policy. He said that urban development is possible only with the participation of people. People must have smart approach and thinking in the smart city. He said that competition between cities is in the largest interest of State. The clean India movement is underway and needs to be made a public movement. He appreciated the good work done in waste-to-energy projects in Jabalpur and Indore. He informed that cleanliness survey is being conduced across the country.
Shri Naidu said that tremendous work has been done in infrastructure development in Madhya Pradesh. Its agriculture growth rate remains above 20 percent over the past four years and growth rate remains over 10 percent for last seven consecutive years. He attributed tremendous development Madhya Pradesh to the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan saying that it has emerged emerged as a model state.
Nagroday campaign from December 25-January 25
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Nagroday campaign would be launched from December 25th to 25th January enlisting greater public participation. Urban developmental projects will be completed in a mission mode.
Shri Chouhan said that the urban Madhya Pradesh would become open defecation free by December 2017. Each family will be given plots in order to realize Prime Minister's vision of housing for all. In order to transform the cities, Rs. 20 thousand 500 crore will be spent on smart cities and Rs. 8 thousand 500 crore under AMRUT scheme.
Similarly, Rs. 1400 crore would be spent on urban drinking water schemes in the first phase and Rs. 500 crore in the second phase. In the first phase of Chie Minister's Urban Infrastructure Development scheme, Rs. 500 crore has been spent and in the second phase Rs. 1800 crore more would be spent. Madhya Pradesh would become a pioneering state in respect of urban development.
Minister for Urban Development Smt. Maya Singh said that Madhya Pradesh has received as incentive Rs. 33 crore 45 lakh for effective implementation of urban devlopment schemes. She said that drinking water would be available in all cities by 2018. As many as 77 thousand housing units have been constructed. Madhya Pradesh is the first in the country to have sanctioned five year plan under AMRUT.
Shahganj - first open defecation free municipality
Shri Naidu gave certificate of appreciation to Shahganj municipality for being Open Defecation Free. This is the first municipality declared as open defecation free in the state. The president of Municipality Shri Bhaiyalal Gaud and Chief Municipality Officer Shri Ramanuj Mishra received the certificate. Shri Naidu handed over an order to Urban Development Minister Smt. Singh as installment of Rs. 117 crore for construction of single and community toilets.
Mayors, senior officers of urban bodies, Chief Secretary Shri Anthony De Sa, Union Urban Development Secretary Shri Rajiv Gaba, Secretary, Union Department of Urban Development Shri Durgashankar Mishra, Shri Praveen Prakash, Shri Neeraj Mandloi, Additional Secretary Shri Sumit Sharma, Director General of Academy Smt. Kanchaj Jain, principal Secretary Urban Administration Shri Malay Shrivastava, Commissioner Urban Administration and Development Shri Vivek Agrawal were present.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in Bhopal Today
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 14, 2016
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will reach Bhopal on a short trip on October 14.
Shri Modi will proceed from New Delhi at 2.50 p.m and will reach Bhopal airport at 4.05 p.m.
Shri Modi will leave Bhopal airport at 4.10 p.m. for Lal Parade ground.
He will reach lal parade ground at 4.30 p.m. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address Ex-Servicemen Convention and Shaurya Samman Sabha from 4.30 to 5.20 p.m.
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will proceed from lal parade ground at 5.25 p.m for Jain Mandir Habibganj.
He will meet Acharyashri Vidhyasagar Maharaj from 5.35 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.
Shri Modi will proceed for Shaurya Smarak situated at Arera hills from Jain Mandir at 5.50 p.m.. He will dedicate Shaurya Smarak at 6.00 p.m. and will leave for Bhopal airport at 6.35 p.m. from Arera hills.
The Prime Minister Shri Modi will reach airport at 7.00 p.m. and will proceed for Panji Goa from Bhopal airport at 7.05 p.m.
Remarkable Execution of Prime Minister’s Flagship Schemes in M.P
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 14, 2016
Madhya Pradesh has worked remarkably well by implementing wide public welfare schemes of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. State has leading position in some schemes and has achieved ranking amongst the top 10 states in the country. Madhya Pradesh has bagged Performance Award recently for better execution of Amrit Yojna. This information was given by the Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh.
Swachcha Bharat Mission which is one of the ambitious scheme of the prime minister, Madhya Pradesh is the first state for sanctioning complete personal toilets. State is on third position for uploading information along with photographs for works completed. It may be mentioned that 7 lakh 31 thousand toilets have to be constructed till 2019 under the mission in the state. Sanction has been received for 4 lakh 60 thousand toilets of which 2 lakh 50 thousand toilets have been constructed so far. Target has been set up to announce urban bodies’ O.D.F. free till December 2016.
As regard to solid waste Management, an action plan in including 26 groups has been prepared for collection of waste from homes and its disposal in 378 urban bodies. Work on the basis of PPP mode has been started in three groups of 25 urban bodies. Under this, electricity generation in one group and production of bio-fertiliser will be undertaken in the other group. Beside this works will be initiated in 23 groups from March 2016-17. Under this electricity generation in 4 groups and bio-fertiliser production in 19 groups will take place.
Under this ambitious scheme, infrastructure development works will be carried out in 34 cities having more than one lakh population. An all round scheme worth over Rs. 8,279 crore has been sanctioned by the Union Government in the year 2015. Madhya Pradesh has achieved first position in the country for sanctioning and organizing works under this scheme. Total 31 schemes worth Rs. 2243 crore 30 lakh are sanctioned in the first phase of the plan and works on 20 schemes costing 1435 crore 82 lakh have been initiated. Tender process has initiated in 11 schemes costing 1425 crore 15 lakh.
Under the First component of the plan which is water augmentation, there are 17schemes worth Rs. 818 crore. Works related to 14 schemes costing Rs. 560 crore 24 lakh have been started. Moreover, 13 schemes worth Rs. 1421 crore 88 lakh are included in the second component sewage management. Under this, works have been started in 6 schemes worth Rs. 875 crore 58 thousand. Madhya Pradesh was conferred with Incentive Grant Award of Rs. 33 crore 45 lakh under this scheme. Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh received the award from the Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Venkiah Naidu on September 30 at New Delhi.
Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna
An aspiring scheme ‘Pradhamantri Awas yojana’ to provide houses to all has been begun in the year 2015. Target has been set to build 5 lakh houses in the urban areas of the state. Approval for scheme to construct 60 thousand houses has been given by the union government. Beside this an action plan to build 8 lakh 80 thousand houses in 53 cities till 2022 has been sanctioned. Madhya Pradesh has again achieved distinction to secure first position in the country for scheme sanctioning. Works on 24 projects in 22 cities have been started and 8 projects of 17 cities are under tender process. Under this, Madhya Pradesh is among the top 5 states to receive centre’s share.
Smart City scheme was launched by the Union Government in June 2015. Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur of the state more than any state of the country were selected under the first phase. Similarly, two more cities Gwalior and Ujjain were selected at later stage under the scheme. Approval has been received for 5 cities from the proposed 7 cities. Approval for remaining Sagar and Satna cities is under process.
For implementation of Smart City Scheme, S.P.V. has been constituted for first phase. A project worth Rs. 3437 crore has been prepared for Bhopal city. Under this, works related to 11 projects costing Rs. 10 thousand 462 crore have begun. Similarly, 5099 crore worth project has been prepared for Indore city and works on 10 projects costing Rs. 115 crore have been started. As regard to project worth Rs. 3998 for Jabalpur city, works on 3 projects worth Rs. 13 crore 20 lakh have been started.
Deendayal Antodaya Yojna-Rashtriya Shahri Ajivika Mission
In order to eradicate poverty in urban areas and to provide skill development training for livelihood, this mission has been launched in 55 cities of the state. After imparting training government will provide assistance to the beneficiaries to establish self-employment. Total than 42 thousand 597 beneficiaries were imparted skill development training more than a target of 40 thousand during last financial year. In the current year, skill development training has been imparted to 36 thousand 444 beneficiaries against a target of 40 thousand. Madhya Pradesh has secured top position in this regard too. 14 thousand 327 beneficiaries have been benefitted under the mission against a target of 13 thousand during the last financial year.
Beside this, Madhya Pradesh has delivered excellent performance in various other schemes of the union government. A total of 3870 beneficiaries have been benefitted against a target of 3050 under the Social Unity and Organisational Development during the last financial year. Similarly, 981 beneficiaries are benefitted till date in the current financial year. Madhya Pradesh stood on third position for implementation of scheme in the entire country.
Moreover, Madhya Pradesh has topped in the country for implementation of Ashray Yojna meant for houseless persons of urban areas. Similarly, Madhya Pradesh has gained third position in the country towards assistance scheme for urban street sellers. Total 63 thousand 683 beneficiaries have been resettled against a set target of 68 thousand 777 beneficiaries.
Mukhyamantri Farmers Cooperative Loan Assistance Scheme
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 13, 2016
Over 6 lakh farmers have been given assistance of Rs.88crore 44 lakhs under the Mukhmantri Farmers Cooperative Loan Assistance Scheme. This scheme was launched by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the year 2015. Minister of State for cooperative (independent charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang has informed that farmers have been linked to this scheme from rabi season 2015-16.
Shri Sarang further informed that the main objective of this scheme is to help farmers in reducing the agricultural cost, beside increase in the income of farmers and to make agriculture a profitable occupation. He further informed that the farmers who obtain short term loans from the primary agriculture credit cooperative societies and repay 90 percent of the loan amount till the fixed date will be provided benefit of this scheme.
Shri Sarang said that the defaulter member farmers of the society are facilitated to avail the benefit of this scheme by repaying loans availed by them in the past. Moreover, he informed that whichever farmer obtains short term loan for material or in the form of cash and procure fertilizer seeds from marketing federation, seeds cooperative federation or seeds cooperative societies are accepted as material loan in the scheme. Under the scheme, assistance subsidy limit will be maximum Rs. 10,000 or in accordance to ten percent of the material loan.
So far 6 lakh 12 thousand farmers of 38 districts were benefitted under this scheme till date. They have received Rs. 88 crore 44 lakh as subsidy.
Farmers have been benefitted under the scheme includes Jabalpur 7651, Mandla 4334, Balaghat 13490, Chhindwara 16132, Seoni 13621, Narsinghpur 8908, Sagar 15526, Damoh 13337, Panna 4739, Chhatarpur 9239, Tikamgarh 4218, Rewa 14474, Satna 15150, Sidhi 5160, Shahdol 8873, Indore 27798, Dhar 18307, Jhabua 1803, Khargone 29426, Khandwa 12258, Ujjain 33128, Ratlam 25617, Mandsaur 25759, Dewas 37195, Shajapur 32251, Gwalior 4325, Shivpuri 6105, Guna 10018, Datia 27, Bhind 11278, Morena 16696, Bhopal 9649, Sehore 34363, Raisen 8322, Vidisha 33023, Rajgarh 30784, Betul 21125 and Hoshangabad 27821.
Shaurya Smarak at Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 13, 2016
Nothing is more precious than life. But the bravehearts value the glory and honour of the motherland above everything else. They hardly think twice before making the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty while defending our borders. We owe our security and comfort to them. No word is capable enough to pay gratitude to these heroes.
Our history is replete with glorious sagas of brave sons and daughters of the land. They are household names and favourite characters of our folklores for eons. These all symbolize our gratitude to them.
I always cherished a dream that Bhopal should have a grand and unique Shaurya Smarak that would apprise the people, especially the younger generation of the valour and sacrifices made by the sentinels of our borders besides filling them with spirit of patriotism. In consultation with experts the picturesque Arera hills was selected for site of the memorial that will be convenient to the citizens of both old and new Bhopal. Years of hard work and fine workmanship have made it possible.
It is a matter of pride for us that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, a great patriot committed to all round development of the country, is going to dedicate the Memorial. Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar will also grace the function. Our endeavour is to ensure presence of chiefs of three forces of the country on this historic occasion.
Built on 12.67 acre at a cost of Rs. 41 crore, the Memorial has been conceptualized very imaginatively. It has been envisaged as a journey through the various experiences of Life, War, Death and Liberation of Spirit (Victory over Death), all exhibited through an extremely non-archetypal design. The forms, volumes and textures conceived in each of these zones depict, metaphorically, various aspects of this journey. Designed as a quasi-subterranean structure that is more submerged than visible on ground, it is indeed to influence the mind and soul of the visitor by being contemplative in spirit.
The 62 feet high Shaurya Stambh, rising from the ground, depicts the life of a soldier, built on a foundation of inner strength and courage. Their sacrifices at various stages of life, and ultimately of life itself are displayed very vividly.
The traditional eternal lamp Amar Jyoti, lit in reverence to the martyr, is represented by a state-of-the-art holographic image at the Memorial. An Interpretation Centre has been set up on the premises, designed as a semi-open congregation space with an information display system, explaining the essence of the Memorial and providing a preview to visitors before physically experiencing it. It describes the concept of the design of Shaurya Smarak providing details of the different zones and vision behind the design of this non-building Memorial.
A film/walk through with picture clips along with write-up in Hindi and English would facilitate Indian as well as foreign visitors. As an integrated part of the Memorial, a War Museum commemorating patriotism and valour of the Indian forces has also been set up. This museum is a small showcase of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force containing thematic paintings of valour, starting from Mahabharat period to freedom struggle. They present a cultural history of our time along with pictures of gallantry award winners like Paramveer Chakra and Mahaveer Chakra. Different diorama of Army, Navy and Air Force along with small models of aircrafts, tanks and ships will be a centre of attraction.
The Shaurya Smarak is an imaginative and colourful presentation of valour of Indian forces and a humble tribute to the martyrs.
Make Good Quality Roads or Face Consequences
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 12, 2016
Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra said that compromise will not be tolerated in quality while constructing roads. Action will be initiated against the concerned persons for low quality.
Contractors should take care of the quality and officers should keep constant vigil. Dr. Mishra was laying the foundation stone of one kilometer road being constructed at the cost of Rs. 54 lakh from Mangal Dhaba to Railway Bridge at Datia.
Dr. Mishra further said that make sure before construction that road do not get affected by the sewer project of the city. Construct sewer in a manner that tar road do not get destroyed. He said that constant efforts are being made to make Datia a leading district in the state.
Government is paying attention towards the progress of villages and welfare of the farmers also. Compensation cases have been sanctioned for Kharif crop under the Pradhanmantri Insurance Scheme. Datia district has become the first district in the state for implementation of the scheme.
Vice Chairman of Text Book Corporation Shri Avdhesh Nayak and Vice President of district level Antodaya Samiti Dr. Ramji Khare also addressed the programme.
Our Culture is in Accordance with Nature
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 12, 2016
Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra met villagers at village Satari of district Datia today. He said that our culture is our identity. Culture and Nature is complementary to each other. Culture in the form science has been amalgamated in our behaviour and manner from ancient time.
Dr. Mishra reiterated that science has been merged in our attitude, behaviour and food. Importance of plants like tulsi, neem, peepal and Bargad etc. has been linked to the religion.
These plants produce oxygen. Dr. Mishra said that religious programmes bond us together and bring happiness. He told the people to always speak polite and do not keep ill will for others beside accomplishing good work for the society.
Dr. Mishra when came to know about the unavailability of the sound system while visiting Mata Mandir situated at hillock, made an announcement of Rs. 25 thousand on demand of the villagers.
He told the people to establish sound system in such a manner that villagers should listen bhakti sangeet every morning.
At the last day of Ramlila at Baggikhana at Datia city, Muslims and Sportspersons were honoured in the presence of Minister Dr. Mishra. Arti was performed by all. The honoured persons include Moulana Taiyyab Khan, Mahmood Master, Sattar Baba, Rafique Raeen, Mammu Killedar and Iqbal Khan.
The sportspersons which were honoured include Ku. Phalguni Tiwari - Malkhamb, Khushi Dubey- Martial Arts, Rishi Pratap Bundela – Martial Arts and Anil Yadav –Judo.
Minister Dr. Mishra also visited various places to express condolence. He visited residence of Banti Barsoya and paid homage to Smt. Vimla Devi. Expressed condolence on the demise of Shri Siyasaran Sahu father of Banti Sahu at Pankaj Shukla gali and over demise of Shri Harcharan Sen father of ramjisharan Sen. He announced an economic assistance of Rs. 10 thousand for the Sen Family.
Celebrated Dushhera Offering Paan to Journalists
Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra met journalists of district at local Tanya Palace. He exchanged greetings of Dushhera in a traditional style offering paan to all the journalists.
Lalima Abhiyan to be launched to Make State Anemia Free from November 1
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 10, 2016
Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis said that “Lalima” Abhiyan will be launched in the state to make children, girls and women free of anemia problem from November 1. Free iron folic acid tablets will be provided in aaganbadis, academic institutions and hospitals during the campaign.
In this subject, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the Union Minister for Health Shri Jagat Prasad Nadda through letter to distribute ferrous escorbate tablets in place of ferrous sulphate tablets. Union Government has assured full cooperation in this matter.
Smt. Chitnis has informed that anemia is a common health problem in women, teenage girls and children. If pregnant woman suffers from anemia, the new born will be of low weight and weak. This anemia is a basic problem of malnutrition.
As per the figures of National Family Health Survey-4, 52.5 percent teenage girls and women in the age group of 15 to 49 years and 25.5 percent men are suffering from anemia.
Moreover, Smt. Chitins said that absorption of iron elements in human body takes place due to availability of vitamin-c which is found in sour substance. Hence, constant availability of iron folic acid tablets beside proper consumption of tablets with sour substance will be publicized during the campaign.
Lalima Abhiyan will be conducted on Mission-Mode in the state and beside women and child development, cooperation of public health engineering, ayush and school education department will be taken. Natural, Modern and traditional measures will be publicized to keep anemia away in the campaign.
Minister of State for Women and Child development Smt. Lalita Yadav has appealed to all the public representatives, non government organizations and government officers and employees to cooperate in the campaign
CM Shri Chouhan Visits Salkanpur For Maa Vijayasan Devi Darshan
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 10, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with wife Smt. Sadhana Singh performed Pooja-Archana of Maa Vijayasan Devi at Salkanpur of Sehore district today.
He prayed for welfare and progress of the people of the state.
Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Shri Guruprasad Sharma and public representatives were present on the occassion.
Indore to have Fintech City
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 8, 2016
Fintech City will be developed at Indore. Fintech city to be developed in an area of 52 acre by Indore Development Authority will provide employment opportunity to around 75 thousand people.
Meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has given its consent in principle today at Mantralaya.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave directives that Fintech City project should be economically beneficial.
Prepare ideal model of fintech city and initiate all the activities in the stipulated time.
It is informed that fintech city will be developed on PPP mode near super corridor Indore.
TCS and Infosys organizations are situated near to this place. An investment of Rs. 1500 crore is expected in the fintech city.
Financial institutions, IT and conference area etc. will be developed in the fintech city.
Chairman Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani, Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri K.K. Singh, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnwal,
Secretary to CM Shri Vivek Agarwal, Collector Indore Shri P.Narhari and Chief Executive Officer of Indore Development Authority Shri Rakesh Singh were present in the meeting.
C.M. Shri Chouhan for speeding up Metro Rail Projects, says economic viability is must
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 8, 2016
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the progress of Metro Rail Projects at Mantralaya here today. He gave instructions to speed up the projects and complete them in a phased manner while making them economically viable.
The Metro Rail projects will be administered and managed by Madhyha Pradesh Metro Rail Company Limited. The Chief Minister will be its chairman while Urban develoment Minister, Mayors of Bhopal and Indore will be members. The company's administrative structure will be approved by the State Cabinet.
Review meeting discussed about the routes to be included in the first phase of the metro rail project. Secretary to CM Shri Vivek Agrawal giving detailed presentation on the
status of Metro rail projects informed that a total cost of the Bhopal Metro Rail Project will be 22504.25 crore. It will have seven routes. Its length will be 95.03 kilometers.
Of this, 84.83 kilometers will be elevated. The first phase will have two routes - Karond - AIIMS measuring 14.99 kilometers and Bhadbhada - Ratnagiri measuring 12.88 kilometers.
The cost of first phase will be Rs 6962 crore. Chances of obtaining financial resources from Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Asian Development Bank were discussed.
Indore metro rail will run 104 kilometers. The estimated cost will be Rs 26762.21 Crore . Work on the first phase - Palasia-Airport-Vijayanagar-Bhavarkua-Palasia will start soon.
There is no change in the original map of project.
The Chief Minister said that the options for mobilizing financial aids through international organizations will be explored. Administrative and management proposals were approved by the Company's Board of Directors meeting.
Mayor Bhopal Shri Alok Sharma, Indore Mayor Smt. Malini Gaur, Chief Secretary Shri Anthony De Sa, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Varnwal and senior officers of the concerned departments were present.
CM Shri Chouhan Congratulates Shri L. Ganeshan
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 7, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has congratulated and conveyed best wishes to senior
BJP leader Shri L. Ganeshan on being elected unopposed for Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh.
Shri Ganeshan paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Chouhan at CM House today.
State Level Wild-Life Conservation Awards-2016 Announced
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 7, 2016
The state government has announced list of officers and employees of the forest department for excellent work in the field of wild life conservation. Rs. 50 thousand each and citation letter are given under the awards in 3 categories every year.
Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar will present awards to the selected officers and employees at the concluding programme of Wild-Life Week tomorrow at Van Vihar.
Assistant Conservator Forest Satpura Reserve Shri Vijay Shrivastava in first category, Shri Navalkishore Chouhan Forest Ranger Satpura Tiger Reserve in second category, Shri Laxmikant Shukla Deputy Forest Ranger Satpura Tiger Reserve,
Shri Amar Singh Gour Deputy Forest Ranger Panna Tiger Reserve, Shri Chandrashekhar Sharma Forest Ranger STF Bhopal and Shri Mukesh Kumar Diwedi STF Hoshangabad in third category have been selected for the awards.
The selection committee has decided to present citation letters to two Class One Officers.
Citation letter will be presented to Dr. Atul Gupta wild life doctor van vihar Bhopal and Assistant Conservator Forest Pench Tiger Reserve Shri B.P. Tiwari for their excellent services.
C.M. Shri Chouhan for strict compliance of Supreme Court’s instructions
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 6, 2016
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the ongoing counseling process for admissions to private medical and dental colleges at his official residence here today.
Shri Chouhan asked the concerning authorities to ensure strict compliance of Supreme Court’s decision and instructions regarding counseling process.
He said that students should not face any inconvenience at any level.
He said that all defined processes should be strictly observed with greater transperancy.
The Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa, Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education Shri Prabhanshu Kamal.
Principal Secretary to C.M. Shri Ashok Varnaval, Managing Director M.P.S.E.D.C. Shri M.Selvendran, Director Medical Education Dr. G.S. Patel attended the meeting.
Minister Dr. Mishra Meets Union Minister Sushri Uma Bharti
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 6, 2016
Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra met Union Water Resources Minister Sushri Uma Bharti on her visit to Bhopal.
Dr. Mishra deliberated as regard to irrigation projects of the state.
He also gave detail information about efforts being undertaken to increase irrigation area in state.
Dr. Mishra informed that an action plan is being implemented to provide sufficient water for Rabi irrigation.
Sushri Uma Bharti gave assurance for co-operation to get the necessary sanctions related to Madhya Pradesh.
Irrigation Meetings to Be Held In Entire State on October 13
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 5, 2016
Minister for Water Resources, Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra said that every engineer should ensure water supply from canals and other irrigation means to the fields of the farmers. Dr. Mishra was reviewing the works of irrigation projects in a meeting with the officers of the water resources department here today. He said that engineers will be awarded for their excellent work.
It is informed in the meeting that special meetings will be held on October 13 in the entire state on maintenance of canals and to enhance irrigation area. Water consumer bodies will also participate in the meeting. Information as regard to difficulties can be given by the water consumer bodies in these meetings. These difficulties will be eradicated by the engineers. A report will be presented on October 15 after holding meetings at state level. Beside this, problems of farmers related to irrigation will be eradicated till October 31.
Minister Dr. Mishra mentioned that engineers must ensure water supply till tail end of the canals after inspecting areas. He further said that departmental machinery should keep constant touch with the farmers of the area for proper maintenance of canals and other means of irrigations. '
It is informed in the meeting that irrigation facility is being provided in 26.73 lakh hectare area in place of 30.92 lakh hectare area in the current year. Regular review at chief engineers’ level will give pace to achieve target. Dr. Mishra directed the chief engineers of Seoni, Rewa and Sagar to make more efforts in their respective areas to achieve the target.
Detail Review in Tri-Level Meetings
As per the fixed programme, chief engineers in the meeting of large projects and superintendent engineers in the meeting of medium irrigation projects will take part. Similarly, concerned executive engineers will take part in the meeting of small irrigation projects of district level.
Principal Secretary Water Resources Shri Pankaj Agarwal, Engineer in Chief Shri M.J. Choubey, 30 Superintendent Engineers and 8 Chief Engineers were present in the meeting.
Responsibility to These Engineers
Chie Engineer Shri U.C. Jain of Chambal-Betwa Basin will hold meeting on Samrat Ashok Sagar Dam at Halali. Chief Engineer Gwalior Shri N. P. Kori will take meeting at Harsi Dam.
Similarly, Chief Engineer Seoni Shri G. Sunaiyya will conduct meeting at Kevlari besides Chief Engineer Rajghat Project will take meeting in Datia and Superintending Engineer Shri M.M. Gandhi will hold meeting at Bhopal. This responsibility is being given by the Engineer in Chief to other engineers also.
ACF Shri Sirothia Becomes First Indian to Receive International Wild-Life Award
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 5, 2016
Young forest officer of Madhya Pradesh Shri Ritesh Sirothia has become first Indian to receive the prestigious International award – Clark R. Bavin Wild Life Enforcement Award-2016.
International organization, the Animal welfare institute and species survival network working in the field to control crimes against wild life gave this international award to Shri Sirothia at the 17th convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna And Flora (CITES) at Johannesburg of South Africa today. The award was conferred by the Secretary General Shri John Scanlon.
Shri Sirothia was selected for making intensive efforts to protect wild animals and effective enforcement of national and international laws.
Shri Ritesh Sirothia is currently in charge of Madhya Pradesh task force and state tiger strike force. Shri Sirothia was awarded by the state government in the month of February this year. He was awarded for busting illegal killings and trade of Pangolins’ limbs and sending 76 accused of 8 states of international gang in the judicial custody.
One hundred 11 accused were arrested from 10 states for killing tigers and pangolins by the STSF under the leadership of Shri Sirothia till date. This includes one foreign citizen of Myanmar and one citizen of Tibbet.
Team of Shri Sirothia had also arrested the notorious smuggler of pangolin skin from Mizoram, who used to sell pangolin in other countries purchased from hunters of Chhindwada, Seoni and Balaghat. He confessed to sell pangolin skin worth over Rs. 5 crore.
It may be mentioned that an International Jury selects officer from around the world for excellent work to control crimes against wild life for the Clark R. Bavin Wild Life Enforcement Award. This award is given every third year.
Shri Clark R. Bavin was a Forest Officer of the United Sates of America. He has contributed outstandingly to control wild life’s illegal trade during his service period.
CM Shri Chouhan Suddenly Unwell Couldn’t attend President Shri Mukherjee’s Programme at Gwalior
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 4, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will not be able to take part in President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s programme organized at Gwalior today due to sudden illness.
Shri Chouhan while informing about his health expressed apology over phone with the President Shri Pranab Mukherjee and Governor Shri O.P. Kohli for not taking part in the programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has heartily welcomed President Shri Pranab Mukherjee for his visit to Madhya Pradesh.
Shri Chouhan has expressed regret for not attending programme being organized to dedicate houses built for residents of Gwalior Malin basti and 60th establishment day of Scindia Girls School progamme.
PR Minister Dr. Mishra Expresses Grief Over Smt. Rajni Devi’s Demise
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 4, 2016
Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs
Dr. Narottam Mishra has expressed grief over the demise of Smt. Rajni Devi Mother of Additional Director Public Relations Dr. H.L. Chowdhary.
Dr. Mishra prayed to the Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved Chowdhary family to bear this loss.
Acharya Shri Vidyasagar Award for excellent work for protection of cow progeny
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 3, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that institution or person working for protection of cow progeny will be awarded by the state government. The award will be instituted on the name after Acharyashri Vidyasagarji.
The Chief Minister was addressing Vishwa Ahinsa Diwas and Samuhik Kshamavani programme at Lal Parade Ground today. Shri Chouhan participated in non violence rally along with Acharya Vidyasagar Ji Maharaj and Muni Sangh. He received Acharyashri.
The Chief Minister recalled Mahatma Gandhi and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. He said that Acharya Vidyasagar Ji is not a saint of a particular community but a saint of entire humanity.
He said that the one who overcomes self, is known as 'Mahaveer'. Weak and coward persons neither apologize nor forgive. Only bold and powerful person can seek apology and forgive others. He said that one has to learn from Maharajji how to live life. He said that only Guru can divert from wrong path by his guidance. Shri Chouhan said that every animal and human being born in the universe has right to live.
Shri Chouhan said the state government and society both will work together for operation of gaushala and protection of cow progeny. Shri Chouhan said that 'Mook Maati' written by Acharya Vidyasagarji Maharaj is being included in curriculum. He apologized for mistakes committed knowingly and unknowingly.
Acharya Vidyasagar Maharajji called upon devotees to be true labourer and effort maker. The seer said, devotion of true labourer, penance and dedication can be learnt from a farmer's life. He does hard work and devotes his work to the ultimate truth.
Acharyashri said that non-violence is a negative term. It opposes violence. He said that ego is the root of all disorders. He said that there should be sense of non-violence every time. This is virtue of the powerful person. Quoting the reference of 'Mook Maati', he said all disorders are removed by forgiveness. Kshmavani is not one day event.
This takes place every moment in the life. He said that we all are on the same path. He said that to be disciplined collectively is better than ruling others. He said that penance, devotion and endeavour should be with the life. Acharyashri said, education is not a separate thing. It is about deeds and related with it. Western-oriented education would not be in favour of India.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and Smt. Sadhna Singh presented Shastra to Acharyashri. Special issue based on Pravchans of Acharyashri was released on the occasion.
Finance Minister Shri Jayant Mallaiya, former chief minister Shri Sundarlal Patwa, former minister Shri Babulal Jain, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, MLA Shri Omprakash Sakhlecha, mayor Bhopal Shri Alok Sharma, divisional commissioner Shri Ajatshatru, Bhopal collector Shri Nishant Warwade, Smt. Sudha Mallaiya and devotees were present.
Encourage those who are working for cleanliness
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 3, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that encourage those who are working for cleanliness. Cleanliness should be made a mentality. Take resolution that our city, town and locality, colony will be made clean and beautiful.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a proramme organised by Municipal Corporation to mark Swachhata Diwas. He dedicated she-lounge (public facility) at 10 No Market and flagged-off 8 sanitation rath and 2 CND waste vehicles. He also performed bhoomi-pujan for 45 public facility and 50 community facility centres.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that there is competition in cities across the country over sanitation and cleanliness. We will have to change mindset for making the city clean and hygienic. Where there is cleanliness, there is health and prosperity. Indore and Harda have been declared free from open defecation. Now, Bhopal should be made free from open defecation.
A drive should be launched in this regard. There should be competition among residential societies. Additional fund for development will be given to the best cleaned ward from Chief Minister Infrastructure Fund. There is closed connection between cleanliness and prosperity. Poor Welfare agenda will be declared for poor.
In next two years, 5 lakh houses will be built in urban areas and 10 lakh in rural areas for poor. Every poor will have own house by the year 2022. Take humanly approach for poor. Frame a scheme for deepening of nulla in city. Shri Chouhan administered pledge for cleanliness and signed on the pledge.
Mayor Shri Alok Sharma said that 18 wards of Bhopal city have been made free from open defecation. Target has been set to make all wards free from open defecation. She-lounges (public facility) will be constructed in other markets also.
Best wards and premises will be awarded for cleanliness. Rs 21 lakh will be given as first prize, 11 lakh as second and Rs 5 lakh for third prize. Similarly, best premises will be given Rs one lakh cash prize, Rs 51, 000 for second and Rs 21,000 for third prize. MP Shri Alok Sanjar and MLA Shri Surendra Nath Singh also addressed the programme.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan awarded two organisations I Clean and Sakaratmak Soch Sangthan for working for cleanliness in the programme. He released tool kit for 'Doctor Apke Dwar' and performed kanya pujan.
MoU was signed in the programme between SL Group and Bhopal Municipal Corporation for solid waste management.
Bhopal Development Authority chairman Shri Om Yadav, MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Leader of Opposition in Municipal Corporation Shri Mohammed Sagir, MIC members, corporators residential societies, representatives of woman and traders associations and citizens were present there.
Chairman Municipal Corporation Dr Surjeet Singh Chouhan proposed the vote of thanks.
CM Shri Chouhan Extends Greetings to People on Navratra Parva
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 1, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings to the people of the state for Navratra Parva.
Shri Chouhan said that Navratra is a pious opportunity for devotion.
Navratra brings happiness and prosperity.
He urged the people to observe Navratra with their families and pray for peace,
happiness and prosperity of state and destruction of injustice and impropriety.
Madhya Pradesh Again Honoured at National Platform
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 1, 2016
Madhya Pradesh is honoured once again at the national platform. State has received the honour for excellent implementation and management of Amrit Yojna. Minister for Urban Development Smt. Maya Singh received an incentive grant of Rs. 33 crore 45 lakh towards the Incentive Award from Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Venkaiah Naidu and Union Minister for Panchayat Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in the workshop “Indo-Sen” today at Vigyan Bhavan New Delhi. The workshop was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Harda and Indore districts of Madhya Pradesh were awarded for better implementation of Sawachchata campaign. Collectors Shri P. Narhari and Shri Shrikant Bhanoth of Indore and Harda districts respectively received the awards.
Minister Smt. Maya Singh said that this is the occasion of double delight. We are delighted that the priority scheme of the Prime Minister is being implemented excellently in the state. Secondly, our work has been recognized at the national level and we have been honoured by the Central government.
She further said that Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan is committed to implement every scheme of the union government. Moreover, the state is vigilant towards monitoring and implementation of schemes at ground level.
It may be mentioned that Madhya Pradesh has done exceedingly well since beginning in Amrit Yojna being implemented in 34 cities having population above One lakh. Madhya Pradesh stood on first position for sanctioning and management of overall schemes prepared for these cities. An amount of Rs. 8279.4 crore has been sanctioned by the union government for overall scheme of Madhya Pradesh. Works on 20 schemes costing Rs. 1435.82 crore have been started in the first phase of Amrit Yojna in the state.
Tender process is underway for 11 schemes costing Rs. 1425.15 crore. Amrit Yojna has two components including water augmentation and sewage management. Under the 17 water augmentation sanctioned schemes, works related to 14 schemes costing Rs. 560.24 crore have been started. Similarly under the 13 sewage management schemes, works on 6 schemes costing Rs. 875.58 crore are underway.
Madhya Pradesh has received Incentive Award on the basis of 237.35 points earned by the state under the Amrit Yojna including 34 cities. A wide survey on the prescribed guidelines was conducted by the union government for implementation of Amrit Yojna.
Main points of the survey were e-governance, constitution and professionalization of municipal cadre, augmenting double entry accounting, urban planning and city development plan, devolution of funds and functions, review of building bi-laws, municipal tax and fees improvement, collection of users charge besides energy and water audit.
Amrit Yojna is being implemented in Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Dewas, Morena, Satna, Sagar, Ratlam, Rewa, Katni, Singrauli, Chhindwara, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Bhind, Guna, Shivpuri, Vidisha, Chhatarpur, Mandsaur, Khargone, Neemuch, Pithampur, Damoh, Hoshngabad, Sehore, Betul, Seoni, Datia, Nagda, Dabra and Omkareshwar cities.
Pt Deendayal Upadhyays philosophy is human welfare philosophy
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 30, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Pt Deendayal Upadhyay's philosophy is a philosophy of human welfare. The philosophy paves the way for world peace along with materialistic welfare. Shri Chouhan was addressing Pt Deendayal Upadhyay remembrance programme in Ramnarayan Dharmashala in Gwalior today.
Union minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot, Public Relations Minister of Madhya Pradesh Dr Narottam Mishra, Urban administration and Housing minister Smt Maya Singh and Minister of state for general administration department Shri Lal Singh Arya were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said Ramnarayan Dharmashala is the place where Punditji first time propounded the philosophy of 'Ekatma Manavvad' before the world. The Chief Minister said, this is not mere Dharmashala but a pilgrimage where we derived motivation for public service. He said, he felt pride by visiting the place.
The Chief Minister said through the philosophy of 'Ekatma Manavvad', Pt Deendayal Upadhyay gave a new political and social ideology to the world and the country.
Shri Chouhan said, Punditji's philosophy does not consider human as a body alone, but it considers it as wisdom and soul also and welfare in totality. He said, we can move forward on the development and progress of the country on the line of the philosophy.
Union Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said there is need of the hour that we work devotedly for welfare of the last man of the last queue following the way shown by Pt Deendayal Upadhyayji.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s Two day UK tour Concluded
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 30, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan deliberated with British Companies related to investment in Madhya Pradesh and Global Investors Summit during his two day visit to the United Kingdom. Shri Chouhan held discussions with the smart cities experts during round table conference related to make cities smart. He informed about development works carried out speedily in Madhya Pradesh and scope of investment in various sectors. Seminar was organized by Industrial Business Council of UK and Confederation of Indian Industries. Shri Chouhan addressed the United Kingdom Chapter of Friends of Madhya Pradesh at the end of his UK tour.
On the first day of the tour, CM Shri Chouhan held round table conference with the specialized companies of UK about the development of the identified cities under the Smart City Project. He informed about the development of cities in the form of smart cities and opportunities in the state. British Company conducted a presentation on the capabilities related to development of smart cities. Shri Chouhan extended invitation to the companies to invest in Madhya Pradesh.
Consent given by Purico to establish Skill Development Center on PPP
On the same day, Shri Chouhan held one to one discussion with the Indian origin Chairman of Purico Foundation Shri Ramnath Puri. Proposal was given by Shri Puri to establish skill development center under the hub and scope model in the field of skill development in the state. Shri Chouhan welcoming the proposal assured Shri Puri for all the possible cooperation and encouragement in this regard. Shri Puri gave his consent to establish skill development center on PPP model after identifying the land near Bhopal and Indore before the Global Investors Summit schedule to be held at Indore. Shri Puri also gave his consent for MoU with Madhya Pradesh Government and to participate in the Global Investors Summit.
One to One Meeting with Smt. Patel
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan held one to one discussion with Secretary of State for International Development of United Kingdom Smt. Priti Patel. The aim of the discussion was strengthening investment, technology cooperation and exchange of cultural ties between Madhya Pradesh and UK. Indian Ambassador to UK, High Commissioner of UK in India and Chief of DFID in India were present in the meeting. Shri Chouhan informed Smt. Patel about works being carried out in Irrigation, Group Water Supply scheme, Group housing and energy sectors in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan expressed hope for cooperation of UK in technology and to make loan available at low interest for ‘Housing for All” scheme.
Smt. Patel praised vision of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan during the discussions. She assured for action plan and preparation of output related scheme within next six months as per the expectations of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Moreover, Smt. Patel while praising the vision of Chief Minister for preparing young entrepreneurs, assured technical cooperation and assistance in this matter.
Discussion with Rolls Royce Company
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan held one to one meeting with Shri Magahi Tamilarasan of Rolls Royce company. Deliberation about investment possibilities in the sector of defense technology and energy (waste to Energy) was held with the company. The company held discussion about development and investment in smart cities of Madhya Pradesh and possibility for setting up waste to energy generation plant through tender process.
Madhya Pradesh suitable for establishment of Security Paper Mill
Deliberations about establishment of security paper mill in Madhya Pradesh and establishment of research and development center of identity software were taken place with Shri Martin Sutherland and Shri Robin Mackenzie of De La Rue Company. CM Shri Chouhan informed them that Madhya Pradesh is the ideal destination for investment related to establishment of security paper mill. Shri Chouhan assured all possible help in this matter.
Deliberations with First Group
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was informed in one to one meeting about buses being run and trains projects in Britain and America by Shri Tim Buxto, Shri Norman Moltu and Shri Prasad Bhav of First Group. Urban Development Commissioner of Madhya Pradesh Shri Vivek Agarwal informed the team of First Group about better transport facility project by running 2000 buses in Madhya Pradesh. Representatives of First Group expressed to take part in these projects.
On the first day of the tour, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan attended dinner hosted by the Co-Chairman of Hinduja Group of Companies Shri Gopichand Hinduja with the prominent industrialists of Britain. Shri Chouhan extended invitation to all the industrialists to attend GIS-2016 and inspire them to invest in Madhya Pradesh.
Met with Representatives of Indo-UK Health Institute
On the second day of the tour, Shri Chouhan met the representatives of Indo-UK Health Institute. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan proposed to establish one medical college, nursing college and multi super specialty hospital costing Rs. 350 crore in Madhya Pradesh. Representatives of the institute have assured to initiate the next step after identifying the land near Bhopal next week. CM Shri Chouhan assured all the possible help in this matter.
Discussion on investment with JCB Company
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan discussed the prospects of investment in Madhya Pradesh with representative of JCB Philip Boveret. The Chief Minister assured all possible help on the proposal.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan saw river front development work in Nine Elms and restoration project of Kings Cross Station
Address at Business Seminar
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan addressed seminar organised by Confederation of Indian Industries and UK Industries and Business Council. Over 100 investors participated in the seminar. The Chief Minister gave detail of developmental works carried out in Madhya Pradesh. He invited all for Global Investors Summit-2016 to be held in Indore.
Address to UK Chapter of Friends of MP
On the conclusion of the visit, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan addressed chapter of Friends of Madhya Pradesh in London. Deputy Mayor of London Shri Rajesh Agrawal and industrialists who were part of the delegation attended it. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan invited too all in the programme for the Global Investors' Summit - 2016.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan's grand welcome on the arrival from London
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was accorded a grand welcome on the arrival from London at state hangar. State BJP president MP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, senior BJP leader Shri L Ganeshan, Minister for Public Works Department Shri Rampal Singh, Bhopal mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Chief Secretary Shri Antony deSa, Director General of Police Shri Rishi kumar Shukla and distinguished persons were present there.
Before this, Public Relations minister Dr Narottam Mishra, Urban Administration and Development Minister Smt Maya Singh, Higher Education Minister Shri Jaybhan Singh Pawaiya and Chairman of Gwalior Development Authority Shri Abhay Choudhary welcomed the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan by presenting bouquet today morning on arrival at Gwalior from Mumbai.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan had reached London on September 26 from Bhopal via Mumbai. Shri Chouhan went on two-day tour on the invitation of Secretary of state for International Department, UK, Smt Preeti Patel. He met investors and companies officials in London on September 26 and 27 and attended other programmes too. Shri Chouhan left London on September 27 and reached Mumbai on September 28. He reached Gwalior from Mumbai today morning and participated in local programmes and returned Bhopal in the evening.
DFID, UK to support M.P. in development projects
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 29, 2016
The Department for Internatioinal Development United Kingdom will extend all cooperation and support for the development programmes of Madhya Pradesh specially in skill development and low cost housing projects.
Many companies will also come to Madhya Pradesh as partner in development. United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Development Smt. Priti Patel assured this to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his two-day visit to London. Shri Chouhan will be arriving Bhopal in the afternoon of September 29.
Addressing the members of the UK branch of the Friends of Madhya Pradesh Shri Chouhan urged them to be in touch with Madhya Pradesh so that their expertise and knowledge could be harnessed for the benefit of people of the State.
The Chief Minister visited London in response to an invitation from Smt. Priti Patel to study smart city management strategies and explore possibilities of cooperation in skill development. During his stay, he also met many investors and invited them to the State. He was accompanied by the Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla.
The Chief Minister assured the prospective investors that they will not face any obstacle and would be received as a friend.
The growth story of Madhya Pradesh impressed the British investors and companies. Addressing a business seminar on investment potential in the State, Shri Chouhan underlined state’s phenomenal development in the last one decade. Speaking about the striking features of the State, he said that Madhya Pradesh is an Island of Peace. There is no law and order problem. Investors will find all the facilities and cooperation.
The Chief Minister also held one-to-one dialogue with UK.s companies and industrialists mainly De La Rue Group, Shri Martin and Shri Rabin Mecentji Sudrlend, Shri Tim Buxton and Shri Naraman Moltu, Shri Nathuram Puri.
Madhya Pradesh Tops in Implementation of “Amrit Yojna”
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 29, 2016
Madhya Pradesh has done exceedingly well since beginning in implementation of ‘Amrit’ Yojna in 34 cities having population over one lakh. The state is stood at first position in the country for sanctioning and arranging over all schemes for these cities. An amount of Rs. 8279. 04 crore has been sanctioned by the union government to the state for this scheme.
Moreover, an incentive grant of Rs. 33 crore 45 lakh as an incentive award has been approved by the union government recently for Madhya Pradesh. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will present the award and incentive grant to Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh on September 30.
Under the Amrit Yojna, works have been started in 20 schemes costing Rs. 1435. 82 crore in the state. Process of tender is underway for 11 schemes costing Rs. 1425.15 crore. Components of Amrit yojna include water augmentation and sewage management.
Under the 17 sanctioned schemes of water augmentation, works on 14 schemes costing Rs. 560.24 crore have been started and under the 13 sewage management schemes, works on 6 schemes costing Rs. 875.58 crore have been started.
Madhya Pradesh in total has received 237.35 points for 34 towns under the Amrit Yojna, on this basis Madhya Pradesh is conferred with incentive award. A wide survey on works undertaken under the Amrit Yojna was conducted by the union government related to implementation of scheme as per the guidelines.
Main point of the survey were e-governance, constitution and professionalization of municipal cadre, augmenting double entry accounting, urban planning and city development plan, devolution of funds and functions, review of building bi-laws, municipal tax and fees improvement, collection of users charge besides energy and water audit.
Amrit Yojna is being implemented in Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Dewas, Morena, Satna, Sagar, Ratlam, Rewa, Katni, Singrauli, Chhindwara, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Bhind, Guna, Shivpuri, Vidisha, Chhatarpur, Mandsaur, Khargone, Neemuch, Pithampur, Damoh, Hoshangabad, Sehore, Betul, Seoni, Datia, Nagda,Dabra and Omkareshwar cities.
M.P.s Growth Story Impresses U.K. Investors
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 28, 2016
The growth story of Madhya Pradesh deeply impressed the prospective investors of UK. The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on the second day of his visit today addressed a business seminar on Investment Opportunities in Madhya Pradesh.
It was jointly organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries and UK India Business Council.
The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh has witnessed phenomenal growth in the last one decade. Farmer-friendly policies resulted in tremendous progress in agriculture sector. The state has enough water resource for irrigation.
It has become self-reliant in electricity, which is surplus and therefore affordable. Infrastructure facilities have been widened rapidly.
Referring to river linking project, Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has shown how near impossible tasks could be completed in a record time. Today thousands of farmers are getting water for irrigation and drinking water is available to a sizeable rural population.
He apprised the investors of the growth story citing examples of how the state has achieved rapid economic development.
Referring to hospitability of the State, Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is an Island of Peace. There is no law and order problem. There is no terrorism or Naxalism. The citizens are peace loving and respect everyone.
He said that an effective single window system is functioning to help the investors. He invited them to the Global Investors Summit at Indore.
Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla also addressed the seminar. The Principal Secretary Shri Mohammad Sulaiman highlighted business and investment opportunities in various sectors.
Shri Navtej Sarna, India's High Commissioner to the UK, Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, Deputy Mayor of London, Shri Kevin MacCole of UK India Business Council and investors were present.
The Chief Minister will reach Mumbai late night on September 28 Wednesday and in the morning of September 29, Thursday land in Gwalior. He will return Bhopal in the afternoon the same day.
State Level Quiz
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 28, 2016
The final round of State level School Audio-Visual Quiz Contest concluded today on World Tourism Day, was interesting and knowledgeable. Contestants and audience present in the contest, made it successful by participating in the quiz. Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation presented awards on the spot to participants.
Total 18 participants of six teams, selected from the state, for the final round of the state level school audio-visual quiz contest of Madhya Pradesh tourism, participated in it. The teams were named as Delawari, Maheshwar, Madhai, Hanuvantia, Orcha and Sanchi places.
Six rounds of the contests were Jhat Pat Bol, Soch Samajhkar Bol, Jo Bola Vahi Sikandar, Pradesh Ki Pahchan, Ab Batao To Jane, Parakhi Nazar, Dekho Suno Dhyan Se and Cinema Aur Madhya Pradesh Paryatan. On the line of KBC, teams participating in final rounds were given optional life line like - Guru Ki Sharan Main, Dost Ki Madad and Ek Nahi Do Jawab.
Questions were asked related with Bhopal, Mandu, Orchha, Pachmarhi, Bheembaithka, Khajuraho, Sanchi, Udaigiri, Bhojpur, Maheshwar, Omkareshwar, Ujjain, Govindgarh, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panch and Panna National Park. Questions were also asked on television advertisements related with Madhya Pradesh tourism.
Students participating in the quiz said they found the rare opportunities to know the state tourism, forests and wildlife, history, culture and great heritage through the quiz. They also realized that they must visit tourism places of the state first so that they can better understand state, districts, surrounding places and nature.
Secretary, tourism and MD Tourism Development Corporation Shri Hari Ranjan Rao and additional managing director Sushri Tanvi Sundriyal encouraged the participants in the final round. Corporation officials and teachers-students of different districts were present on the occasion.
M.P. to spend Rs. 75 thousand crore on development of cities
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 27, 2016
Madhya Pradesh will spend Rs. 75 thousand crore on the strategic development of cities in coming three years so that big and small cities are develolped simultaneously.
Informing this to UK’s prospective investors in smart city projects and smart city development experts at London today, the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan sought UK’s cooperation in development of smart cities in Madhya Pradesh. Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla was also present.
Addressing a group of investors and experts, Shri Chouhan said that the pace of urban development will get momentum in the state with the support of UK’s smart city management expertise and modern technology. He said that the state government intends to develop Madhya Pradesh taking help of UK’s expertise.
Referring to UK-India age-old relations, Shri Chouhan said that the relationship should become more stronger. Both should cooperate each other in terms of investment and development.
He said that Madhya Pradesh has several unique projects apart from smart city projects. In order to utilize Narmada river’s water volume it has been linked to Kshipra river for its revival. Several infrastructure projects like construction of metro rail project, flyovers and highways are underway.
The Chief Minister urged the investors that they will not face any obstacle in the State and would be welcomed as friends.
Shri Chouhan met the Deputy Mayor of London, Shri Rajesh Agarwal and representatives of different companies and invited them to Global Investors Summit at Indore.
Secretary to C.M., Shri Vivek Aggrawal elaborated the concept of smart city project and briefed the investors’ group about actions plans of Madhya Pradesh. Earlier, the Chief Minister and the delegation members were given a warm welcome on arrival in London by the top officials of the Indian Embassy.
Huge Scope for Development and Investment in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 27, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan holds one to one discussions with several industrialists about investment and development in Madhya Pradesh at London today.
Shri Chouhan deliberated with Shri Martin Sutherland and Shri Robin Mackenzie about starting a manufacturing facility at Madhya Pradesh. Shri Martin Sutherland and Shri Robin Mackenzie expressed their wish to start a manufacturing facility on the occasion.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan met Shri Tim Buxton and Shri Norman Moltu and discussed about infrastructure development, metro project and bus transport system in Madhya Pradesh.
Founder of Purico group Shri Nathuram Puri, a remarkable and successful industrialist of United Kingdom has assured financial assistance in the skill development sector in Madhya Pradesh.
During discussions with different groups of industrialists,
Shri Chouhan said that there are wide possibilities for investment and development in Madhya Pradesh and he wish to develop Madhya Pradesh with their expertise and cooperation.
CM Shri Chouhan on London Visit
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 26, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will meet Secretary of State for International Development Smt. Priti Patel of United Kingdom on September 26.
He will deliberate on Smart City Management and Skill Development on this occasion.
Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla will also present in the meeting.
During his London stay, Shri Chouhan will also meet chiefs of various companies interested in investment in Madhya Pradesh.
CM Shri Chouhan proceeded from Mumbai for London on Sunday the September 25th.
Chiefs of companies which have shown interest in meeting with Shri Chouhan includes the founder of Purico Group Shri Nathuram Puri, De La Ru Pic group, Vice President of Rolls Royce Shri Maghin Tamilarasan, Business Development Director of Hargrivs Industrial Services Shri Kevin Sevin, Shri Philip Bobera of JCB.
Shri Chouhan will also meet Co-Chairman of Hinduja Group Shri Gopichand Hinduja during his stay at London.
Agriculture Minister Shri Bisen Observes Spices Farming at Kozhikode
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 26, 2016
Minister for Farmers welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gourishankar Bisen visited Kozhikode Spices Research Center on Saturday and observed the spices farming.
Shri Bisen also visited Agriculture Technology Center at Kozhikode and apprised himself with the techniques of spices farming and its marketing process.
Shri Bisen said that there is huge possibility of spices farming in Madhya Pradesh.
We can provide employment to the many youths connected with agriculture.
Campaign to Apprise People about Development and Public Welfare Works
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 24, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan issued directives to the officers to conduct a wide campaign to apprise people about the development works undertaken in the state.
Shri Chouhan said that remarkable works related to infrastructure development, social sector and good governance have been undertaken in the state since last so many years.
Shri Chouhan in the meeting with senior officers at Mantralaya today said that all round development works on large scale have been carried out in the state during last 11 years.
Madhya Pradesh has topped the country in irrigation, agriculture and good governance. Similarly, concrete and concerted steps have been taken in electricity, roads, potable water, housing, education and health sectors.
Programmes have been implemented for women empowerment and all round development of labour class, farmers, students, poor and weaker sections. Besides this, effective steps have been taken to bring transparency in government works. Madhya Pradesh leaving behind its bimaru image and now emerged as fastest developing and most progressive state of the country.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed the officers to chalk out a plan to apprise people about these development works. This ambitious campaign will be conducted from the month of November.
Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Shri Radheyshyam Julania, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S. K. Mishra and Principal Secretary GAD Shri M. K. Varshney were present in the meeting.
Irrigation Projects Worth Rs.957 crore 37 lakh sanctioned
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 24, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presided over the 54th meeting of Narmada Control Board here today. An administrative sanction of Rs. 957 crore 37 lakh was given for 5 irrigation projects. These projects will irrigate 54 thousand 563 hectares.
Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gourishankar Bisen, Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh Minister of State for Narmada Valley Development (Independent Charge) Shri Lal Singh Arya, Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority Shri Rakesh Sahni and Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa were present.
The administrative sanction was given for Simrol-Ambachandan micro irrigation scheme, Ujjaini-Dewas-Ujjaini pipeline scheme, Harsud lift irrigation scheme, Amba-Rodia lift irrigation scheme and Cheepaner micro irrigation scheme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave directives that all schemes should be completed within the stipulated time and special attention should be paid to quality.
It was informed that Simrol-Ambachandan micro irrigation scheme worth Rs. 59 crore 13lakh will facilitate irrigation facilities in 4000 hectare command area of 7 villages of Mhow Tahsil of Indore district. Harsud lift irrigation scheme costing Rs. 113 crore 41 lakh will ensure irrigation on 5,648 hectare command area of 13 villages of Harsud tahsil of Khandwa district.
Similarly, Amba-Rodia lift irrigation will facilitate irrigation on 9,915 hectare command area of Sanawad, Bhikangaon and Kasrawad tahsils of Khargone district and Cheepaner micro irrigation scheme costing Rs. 516 crore 11 lakh will facilitate irrigation facility on 35 thousand hectare command area of 76 villages of Nasrullahganj district Sehore and Khategaon tahsil of Dewas district.
Beside this Ujjaini-Dewas-Ujjaini pipeline scheme costing Rs. 130 crore 43 lakh will provide potable water to Ujjain and Dewas through underground pipeline.
Additional Chief Secretary Narmada Valley Development Shri Rajnish Vaishya, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A. P. Shrivastava, Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Pramod Agarwal, Principal Secretary Water Resources Shri Pankaj Agarwal and concerned Officers were present in the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Prime Minister
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 23, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the latter's residence and invited him for dedication of War Memorial on October 14 in Bhopal.
The Chief Minister requested the Prime Minister to participate in ex-army men's convention to be held on the same day in Bhopal. Prime Minister Shri Modi has accepted the invitation to visit Bhopal for both the events on October 14. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan informed the Prime Minister that construction of War Memorial had been completed.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has invited Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parikar and chiefs of the three forces for dedication ceremony of the War Memorial.
During the visit, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan informed the Prime Minister about execution of the roadmap for doubling income of farmers in next five years by the State. Shri Chouhan said that farmers will be informed about measures and related programmers to double their income by holding divisional and district level conventions soon.
The Chief Minister said that Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh and Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radhamohan Singh too have been invited for these farmers' convention.
Shri Chouhan said that war memorial has been made in the memory of martyrs who sacrificed their life while protecting the country. It aims to motivate the people for patriotism.
Names of all martyrs of the state will be written on the memorial who sacrificed their lives to protect the country. Along with common people, army personnel and ex-army men from the state and the country will be invited for the programme so that they salute and pay tributes to the martyrs.
Hindi Software should be Introduced for Agriculture Related Information
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 23, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Minister for Agriculture Shri Radhamohan Singh at his office at New Delhi today. Shri Chouhan informed him about Kisan Sammelan schedule to be held in the month of October and extended invitation to attend the sammelan as a chief guest.
Shri Chouhan informed that around Rs. 4,400 crore worth insurance claims of more than 20 lakh farmers have been settled under the Prime Minister Crop Insurance scheme. Under this, 50 percent amount has been deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers. Remaining 50 percent amount has to be paid by the central government.
He further informed that certificates will be distributed to the farmers in the Kisan Sammelan. Shri Chouhan urged the central minister to encourage farmers by distributing certificates to them in the sammelan.
CM Shri Chouhan urged the Union Minister to evaluate damage to the crops based on affected area in place of district under the Prime Minister Crop Insurance scheme. Beside end of mandatory participation of farmers for taking crop insurance under the Unified Package Insurance scheme.
Shri Chouhan moreover exhorted that local natural disaster like insect epidemic should be included in the scheme. He further said that Hindi language e- software should be prepared for the farmers. At present english language software is being utilized. Also, standard of e-platform should be determined.
Portal based on agriculture should run on the smart phones to enable farmers to apprise themselves about the agriculture related information whenever and wherever they want. Shri Chouhan also urged the union minister to release a sum of Rs. 56 crore for soil testing laboratories soon for soil health management.
Shri Chouhan extended gratitude towards the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Central Minister for Agriculture for reduction in rates of fertilizers. Union Minister for Agriculture Shri Radhamohan Singh said that Madhya Pradesh has given a new direction to the agriculture sector of the country.
New heights have been achieved and new experiments have been undertaken and other states should imitate such efforts.
Madhya Pradesh More Suitable for Investment
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 22, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there is wide scope of investment in Madhya Pradesh. There are more suitable investment opportunities for investment. He was addressing the investment seminar to explore possibilities of investment in state at Hyderabad today. Shri Chouhan extended invitation to the industrialist, repressentatives of the companies to attend Global Investor Summit to be held at Indore on October 22-23.
Shri Chouhan further said that Madhya Pradesh is not a Bimarustate now and the state has become leading state in many sectors in the country. Growth rate of the state is in double digit since last so many years and agriculture growth rate is above 20 percent. A total of one lakh kilometer roads have been constructed in the state and irrigation command area has been increased. Moreover, Madhya Pradesh has become power surplus state.
Madhya Pradesh has better infrastructure facilities and the law and order condition is under control. Shri Chouhan said that skilled manpower is available in the state. Largest water body of the country Indira Sagar and many tourist places are situated in the state. There is wide scope of possibilities in tourism sector. He mentioned that Tourism cabinet has been formed for tapping tourism possibilities in the state.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that agriculture only cannot feed people. Hence, the state government is paying more attention towards industries to provide more employment to youths. For this all the necessary facilities are being provided by the state government to the youths.
Also, policies have been changed to facilitate investors and single window system has been adopted. Lok Seva Guarantee law has been made, under which time period for different services has been determined and provision for punishment has been made for delay.
Shri Chouhan urged the industrialist and representatives of the companies to invest and to establish industries in the state. He assured all possible help to the investors on the occasion. Further, Shri Chouhan extended invitation to attend the Global Investors Summit to be held at Indore on October 22-23. Shri Chouhan also deliberated one to one with the industrialists and representatives of the company.
Minister for Industries and Commerce Shri Rajendra Shukla, Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industries Shri Mohammad Suleman informed about industrial policy of the state and facilities being provided to the investors. Chairman CII also participated in the seminar.
Aero Space Head of Tata Advance System Shri Masood Hussain has informed that his team will visit Madhya Pradesh soon. Shri V. Shrinivas Reddy of Megha Engineering discussed about manufacturing possibilities of water pipes and pumps in the state.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan met Representatives of Pharmamassical Company and Managing Director Shri P.V. Appaji, Shri Ravi Raju of Navyug construction, President of Hospital division at Apollo Hospital Enterprises Dr. K. Hariprasad and Dr. Haribabu Bodepudi of Maylan Laboratories Ltd.
Single Table Concept for Investment in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 22, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that single table concept has been adopted in the state keeping in view the wide investment possibilities in Madhya Pradesh. Immediate decisions are taken by the Chief Minister and Minister for Industries every Monday on the basis of deliberations between the investors and the higher officers.
He was addressing the Investment Seminar on possibilities of investment at Bengaluru today. Shri Chouhan extended the invitation to the Industrialists and representatives of the companies to attend Global Investors Summit to be held at Indore on October 22-23.
Deliberating on the possibilities of investment in the state, Shri Chouhan said that there are wide possibility of investment in tourism sector in Madhya Pradesh. Tourism cabinet has been made for this. Madhya Pradesh is full of natural beauty.
There is a competition between states for progress. Country moves forward when states develop. Madhya Pradesh is no more Bimaru state. Madhya Pradesh has become progressive state now and is leading in many areas. Better infrastructure facilities are available in the state and better law and order situation prevails in the state. Once upon a time, Chambal region where there were dense ravines is now building its image as an industrial area.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is the first state which has completed river linking project. Narmada river was linked with Kshipra river. Shri Chouhan said farming alone cannot feed everybody that's why the state government has focused on industries for employment generation for youths.
Youths are being promoted to be entrepreneurs. Loan from Rs ten lakh to Rs one crore is being availed under Chief Minister Young Entrepreneur Scheme. They are provided 15 percent grants and five percent subsidy in interest for five years.
Venture capital fund to the tune of Rs 100 crore has been formed. Policies have been changed for facility to investors and single window system has been put in the place. Public Service Guarantee Act has been made. Time limit has been set for delivering different services and there is provision of penalty for delay. Textile industry from Punjab is shifting to Madhya Pradesh only because of industry-friendly environment.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that today Madhya Pradesh is in leading states in infrastructure. Road, electricity and water are sufficiently available in Madhya Pradesh. What is more important is that present leadership is investors-friendly.
Chief Minister of the state is not only CM, he is CEO too. Industrial development is our highest priority and we want to spread not only major industries but also small and cottage industries.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan called upon industrialists and companies CEOs to invest in Madhya Pradesh.
On the occasion, minister for industries Shri Rajendra Shukla said that there is good environment for investment in the state. Chief Secretary Shri Antony de Sa, principal secretary, industries, Shri Mohammed Suleman informed about industrial policies.
Managing director of Lepp India Shri Mark Jarort, executive chairman of Mind Tree Shri Krishna Kumar Natrajan, Vardhman Group of Garment manufacturer co-ordinator Shri Mukesh Bansal, Mayur Uniquarter chairman Shri Suresh Poddar, co-ordinator Shri Swapanil Vyas, Amazon seller service director Shri Avinash Ramachandra, Smile Security and surveillance managing director Shri Rahul Gupta, Volvo India MD Shri Kamal Bali, ABB MD Shri Sanjeev Sharma and other companies and industries bodies office-bearers were present on the occasion.
Madhya Pradesh to have it own start-up policy
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 21, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reviewed different departments' working at Mantralaya in a meeting of ministers and officers. Reviewing industries department, he issued instructions to make more effective single window system. He also instructed all departments to use single window system for facilitating investors. Instructing to make more effective single window system before Global Investors Summit of Indore, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that there should be special monitoring mechanism for this.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, in a review of micro and small industries department, said that promoting micro and small industries is the government's priority because they provide jobs to youths. He instructed to hold coordination meeting with banks to remove difficulties in getting loan for young entrepreneurs. It was informed in review that Madhya Pradesh' own start-up policy has been formed. It will be tabled before the Cabinet. Necessary amendments are being made in land allotment rules for small and micro industries. Help will be extended to five lakh entrepreneurs for setting up their self-employment every year. Expressing displeasure over banks' demand for guarantee for loan from young entrepreneurs, despite the government is providing the guarantee, Shri Chouhan said that this should be brought to the knowledge of Union Finance Minister.
The Chief Minister instructed to take all measures for prevention of dengue, malaria, chikunguniya and swine flu. He directed to launch public awareness drive. Shri Chouhan said that investigation equipment should be active in all districts and if there is any snap, they should be changed or new equipment should be purchased. The Chief Minister instructed to avail testing kits related with the diseases at all block level medical centres. He said review should be made in the cases in the districts, having possibilities of the diseases. It was informed that cases of dengue are on the rise, where as there is decline in cases of malaria. One case of chikunguniya and one of swine flu were found.
The situation is fully under control.
During review of food and civil supplies department, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that sufficient food storage is available in the state. He instructed to soon complete cargo centre in Indore for perishable flowers and fruits export.
He said that the instructions will be effective till December to provide food grains to farmers from ration shops, who faced a loss of crops in natural disaster.
Shri Chouhan asked to link Aadhar card number of all beneficiaries with ration shops. He said separate food grain distribution system be made for providing ration to poor people residing in remote locations till the system of ration distribution is made foolproof.
He said strict action will be taken against those who commit irregularity in operating fair price ration shops or depriving the poor of their ration.
They will be sent directly jail in serious cases. During review of social justice department, he instructed to pay special attention to beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Mazdoor Samajik Suraksha Yojana and Karmakar Mandal. He asked to frame separate scheme for students of weaker section of general category.
Reviewing activities of School Education Department, Shri Chouhan instructed to focus on teachers' attendance, quality of education and vocational education and said that interest towards education has increased in rural areas too. It was informed during review that State Education Service will be introduced soon.
NCERT books will be included in curriculum. It was also informed that draft for law related with regulation of fee of private schools is being prepared.
It will be tabled in the state cabinet for discussion. There is proposal to set up a big library in Bhopal, considering the rising interests of students in studies and need of extension of knowledge resources.
Reviewing science and technology department, the Chief Minister appreciated direct fund transfer in bank accounts of beneficiaries. He said, working of kiosks and common service centres should be improved further so that rural people in remote areas could use the services.
Shri Chouhan instructed that all departments will add their public services to Madhya Pradesh mobile app. He asked departments to speed-up efforts in making paperless offices. The Chief Minister said that all departments must implement file tracking system.
During review of mineral resources department, it was informed that electronic transit pass system will be effective fromNovember 1 across the state.
MP ahead of all states in execution on PM Crop Insurance Scheme
It was informed in the meeting that Madhya Pradesh is ahead of all states in execution of the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme. Total 48 lakh farmers have contributed in the crop insurance scheme so far in Madhya Pradesh since its implementation.
Noteworthy is that to save farmers from natural disasters and provide compensation to them for crop damage, new crop insurance scheme was floated under the guidance of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.
Ujjain, Gwalior too in Smart City Scheme
It was informed that Ujjain and Gwalior have been included in Union Government's Smart City Scheme. The Chief Minister thanked the union government for the decision.
Fabrics unit to be set up with investment of Rs 223 crore in Mandideep Industrial Area
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 21, 2016
A non-woven fabrics unit will be set up in Industrial area Mandideep with capital investment of Rs 223 crore by M/s Avgol India. This was informed in cabinet committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on investment promotion today.
Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Mallaiya, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Shri Rajendra Shukla, Minister for Water Resources and Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta, Minister for energy Shri Paras Jain and Chief Secretary Shri Antony de Sa were present in the meeting.
It was decided in the meeting that rebate will be provided to M/s Avgol India on project proposal for non-woven fabric unit as per the Industrial Policy. Facilities will be provided to M/S Amba Shakti industry, being set up in industrial area Bamor, with capital investment to the tune of Rs 113.43 crore, as per 2010 Industrial Policy. Open auction will be made for 1.86 hectare land notified in Crystal IT SEZ in Indore after fixation of base value.
Total 22.778 hectare land will be given to M/S Trident Ltd in Budni of Sehore district, at 25 percent rate for composite textile project for basic and social infrastructure. Inactive lift irrigation scheme land and its structure will be auctioned for sale in Shahgarh of Jabalpur district.
Additional Chief Secretary finance Shri AP Shrivastava, principal secretary commerce and industries Shri Mohammed Suleman, principal secretary commercial taxes Shri Manoj Shrivastava, principal secretary revenue Shri KK Singh, principal secretary water resources Shri Pankaj Agrawal and principal secretaries to the chief minister Shri Ashok Varnwal and Shri SK Mishra and officers of different departments were present in the meeting.
State government working with aim of overall development
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 20, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that bring smile on face of poor. Make arrangements for food, clothing, house, education, health and employment and all round development of the state are the approach and determination of the state government for serving people. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a public meeting in Kalimata and Ganesh Temple premises in Sinhpur of Shahdol district today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the public is the god and serving them is worship for him. 'I am determined for development of people of the state. I want to develop Shahdol division as a model division. That's why facility for university, medical college, engineering college etc. were availed in Shahdol district.
No efforts will be left in providing public services in the division. The Chief Minister said no village will remain in next three years which have with pucca road connectivity. Electricity and irrigation facilities are being extended.
The chief minister said that educating children is very important that's why the state government has launched many schemes for quality education. There would be no children of poor person, without higher education.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan appealed common public to contribute for states development. He administered pledge to peoples for giving equal importance to education of girls and boys both, no disparity between them, plantation and active role in participating in sanitation campaign.
Minister for mineral resources, industries and trade and district in-charge Shri Rajendra Shukla, chairman of Baiga development Authority Shri Ramlal Baiga and MLA Shri Jaisingh Maravi and others were present on the occasion.
Overall development will take place of Kalimata and Ganesh temple premises in Sinhpur
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed pooja at historical Kali Mata Mandir, Ganesh Mandir and Pachmatha Mandir and wished for welfare of people of the state during his tour to Shahdol district. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced for overall development, pond and beautification works in temple premises sprawling in 40 acre.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also announced pipeline extension for drinking water in Sinhpur, overhead tank construction and construction of police station, boundary wall construction at crematorium at Khatkhariha pond, development at graveyard and canal repairing.
The chief minister said that technical examination will be made to bring water from Sagra pond to Jhiria pond. Repairing of dilapidated canals and extension will also be sanctioned after technical examination.
All Main Villages of Shahdol to be linked with Roads
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 20, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that all the main villages of Shahdol will be linked with roads in the next two years. A special campaign will be conducted for this purpose.
He further mentioned that efforts will be taken to provide electricity to all the villages of Shahdol districts. Shri Chouhan was addressing the beneficiaries’ convention at village Antara of Shahdol district. He also announced opening of college and police station at Keshwahi of Budhar block . Shri Chouhan distributed the benefits of various schemes to 6280 beneficiaries on the occasion.
Shri Chouhan stated that continuous efforts are being undertaken for the all round development for the people of schedule tribe. Food grains and salt at the rate of Re. 1 per k.g. are being provided to the people of SC, ST and weaker section.
Scholarships of various kinds are also being provided to the students of SC and ST category in the state for quality education. He further said that now state government has decided to provide scholarships for students of general category.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that no one will become land less in Madhya Pradesh. Reservation of 33 percent has been given to the women in government services excluding forest services. Similarly, 50 percent reservation is provided to the women in education department. Madhya Pradesh is making efforts continuously for women empowerment in the state.
Nutritious food served in aaganvadis will be prepared by the self help groups. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that action plan will be made to link women with employment by organizing state level convention of self help groups at Bhopal.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that all the facilities are being provided to the farmers in the state. Any farmer can now obtain loans for agriculture from the bank easily to fulfill his/her immediate needs. Now farmers have to repay Rs. 90 thousand against a loan of Rs. One lakh.
Beautification of Maa Kankali Devi Temple with Rs. 70 lakh
Shri Chouhan laid foundation of beautification of the famous Maa Kankali Temple today. It may be mentioned that work is being carried out related to day shelter and beautification by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation in the Temple Premises.
Minister for Mineral Resources, Industry and Trade and District Incharge Shri Rajendra Shukla, Chairman ST Commission Shri Narendra Maravi, Chairman Baiga Development Authority Shri Ramlal Baiga, President Jila Panchayat Shahdol Shri Narendra Maravi , Former Minister and MLA Shri Jaisingh Marawi and MLA Shri Ramlal Routel were present on the occasion.
Vindhya Maikal Lok Rang Art overwhelms CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 19, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh inaugurated Vindhya Maikal Lok Rang Samaroh performing pooja-archana of Jai Bada Dev and Jai Mahadev. Shri Chouhan participated in the dance with different teams of folk artists beating drums and Shaila in the amazing confluence of folk art.
On one hand Vindhya Maikal sound resonated the stadium and on the other hand viewers were astonished with the breathtaking performances of the folk artists.
District Incharge Minister Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Minister for SC, ST Welfare Shri Gyan Singh, Chairman of OBC and Finance Development Corporation Shri Pradeep Patel, MLA Sushri Meena Singh, President Nagar Palika Smt. Kanchan Khattar, Vice President Shri Rajendra Kaul, President Nagar Palika - Pali Shri Prakash Paliwal were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that money never brings happiness; I have seen rich people dispirited. Anyone who wishes to learn happiness can learn it from the tribal. Their lives are filled with colours.
Cheerfulness in life can be learnt from the artists, he added. Hence, Anand Department has been established in the state to facilitate collection of old art culture, literature, paintings, mural paintings etc.
Shri Chouhan honoured the renowned tribal artists presenting them shawls and announced honour fund of Rs. 25 thousand to each art team. Moreover, he laid foundation stone of community bhavans costing Rs. 50 lakh each which are being constructed for Baiga community and in memory of Rani Durgavati.
Similarly, Shri Chouhan announced installation of Shabri Maa Idol, establishment of Lok Kala Kendra, Art Museum at Dindori, Smriti Bhavan at Bijapuri Anuppur and construction of Art Museum at Bhopal. Shri Chouhan mentioned that Vidhya Maikal Lok Rang will be organized in Umaria every year to keep tribal art alive.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was welcomed by putting peacock feather at the beginning of the programme. He praised the artists while viewing the woodcrafts, mural paintings and other art works etc.
Chief Minister gives Sops worth Rs 32 crore to Umaria Town
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 19, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed bhoomi-pujan for different works worth Rs 32 crore under municipality in Umaria. The works including boundary wall construction at a graveyard, pond deepening and beautification, town hall, kanji house, cowshed, boundary wall construction of a park.
District in-charge minister Shri Omprakash Dhruve, minister for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe welfare Shri Gyan Singh, MLA Sushri Meena Singh and Municipality President Smt. Kanchan Khattar were present in the programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was feted by Muslim, Kaul and Vishwakara communities. Shri Chouhan said Madhya Pradesh is a peaceful place. Every landless poor person will be given a piece of land with ownership rights, so that they can construct their house.
The Chief Minister said that Nikah Yojana with Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana and facility to offer holy sheet to Ajmer Sharif under Tirth Darshan Yojana were launched to remove disparity. He said, the government is committed to give equal respect to all religions.
Shri Chouhan said that festivals of all religions are celebrated at Chief Minister's residence with equal fervor and gaiety.
Announcing to upgrade district hospital from 100-bed to 300-bed, the Chief Minister also announced to fill vacancies of doctors, paramedical staff, upgrade high schools of Lalpur, Khalesar and Vikatganj, provide resources for promotion of hockey, boundary wall constructions at Manpur, Chandia and Umaria graveyards.
The Chief Minister said that medical colleges are being opened in Shahdol and Sagar. Services of doctors passing-out from the medical colleges will be taken in hospitals. Now there will be seven medical colleges in the state.
MP Govt to felicitate Shera Bhai
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced to felicitate Shera Bhai Jaan on January 26 by the state government. The Chief Minister said that he suffered pulling of arm vein during Jan Darshan programme in Anooppur. Someone advised to call Sherabhai. The Chief Minister agreed to call him. Sherabhai Jaan removed the pain as he touched the hand by God's bless.
Shera Bhai Jaan is a personality in Umaria, people from across the country visit him, with pain and return with happy and smiling face. Shera Bhai Jaan is providing his services without any charge. He benefited thousands of people and every community in the district respects him.
First tourism cabinet approves Tourism Policy 2016
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 17, 2016
The state's first Tourism Cabinet meeting was held at Mantralaya today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Tourism Policy-2016 was approved by the cabinet. The policy will be effective from the date of implementation for five years. Discussion was held on achievements of tourism sector in the state and prospects of wildlife tourism in the cabinet.
Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta, Minister for Public Works Department Shri Rampal Singh, Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Rustam Singh, Minister of state for General Administration Department Shri Lal Singh Arya, Minister of state for Tourism and Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, minister of state for Ayush, New and Renewable Energy, Shri Harsh Singh and chief secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries and secretaries of different departments were present.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that tourism cabinet was formed to make the state leading in tourism, and socio-economic development by integrated tourism, and coordinated efforts of all departments in this regard. Increasing number of domestic and foreign tourists will be in focus. He said to improve infrastructure facilities for tourism, prospects of working with private investors under PPP mode should be searched, along with state budget and centre schemes. He said the structures being built for public convenience at monuments of Archeological Survey of India by State Tourism Corporation should be similar to the architecture of the monuments. He underlined a need of marketing at international level for Jal Mahotsava being held in December. Also, he asked to develop other centres of attraction at main tourism destinations. He said Panchmarhi has the wealth of natural beauty. There is a need to publicise it. He asked to carry out efforts for operating luxury buses, taking support from transport department for connecting tourist circuit.
Shri Chouhan said, more and more projects should be submitted to Compensatory Forestation and Management Authority, from the state. He said, families interested to settle outside buffer zones should be encouraged. It should be ensured that basic facilities should complete before displacement of villages. He asked to search prospects of development of artificial centres in Van Vihar like natural destination Palashpani.
Decisions were taken on various provisions related with tourism in the cabinet. It was decided that to fix the provision of 15 percent grants on all proposals on the place of different capital grants for different projects. The maximum range can vary. Amount of minimum investment be fixed in projects. The provision of exemption in luxury and entertainment tax, as mentioned in previous policy, were abolished in view of the proposed GST in the cabinet. Now investors will be eligible to get grants on setting up tourism projects in entire state. For providing capital grants, adventure tourism, water tourism, amusement, entertainment park, wellness centres etc. have been included in the project eligibility list. Decision was taken to promote eco and adventure tourism for private investment. Specific provisions have been made on promotion of film, tourism, water tourism and sustainable tourism in the new policy.
One more step has been taken to give status of industry to tourism in the new policy. Now, lease rent and amount to be received from land and assets of tourism department etc. will be kept in separate fund as nivertan of government land and infrastructure development, like Aodyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam (AKVN). Wayside Amenities Establishment and Operation policy 2016, by state tourism department has been included in the tourism policy. District Industry Centre has been nominated as district level nodal agency for providing facilities at district level to investors in tourism under MP Investment Facilitation Act 2008, under the single window system. Essential resources will be made available to district industry and trade centre in this regard.
Now land will be allotted at industrial rate to proposed and forthcoming tourism projects in industrial areas and parks. Tourism will get facility for electricity supply, land diversion, land value assessment, water allotment from natural sources and assessment of property tax, as per industrial units. New policy 2016 has been made part of the tourism policy for land auction for setting up tourism projects by private investors. Provision has been made for coordination committee under chairmanship of Chief Secretary, for defining policy, interdepartmental coordination and resolving difficulties.
Presentation on efforts undertaken for the tourism development in the state was given by the Principal Secretary tourism Shri Hariranjan Rao in the cabinet. He informed that renovation of Minto hall, Bhopal has been started. Renovation of Hanumantia, Mandu, Taj Mahal Palace Bhopal, Govindgarh Fort Rewa, Madhavgarh Fort Satna is underway under the tourism policy. BRICS Tourism Summit, Jal Mahotsav and Tourism Quiz have been organized successfully. Development and maintenance of public utility works in 13 memorials has been given to the M.P. Tourism development corporation by the Archeological survey of India. Central government has approved projects worth Rs. 92 crore for wild life circuit, Rs. 75 crore for Buddhist circuit and Rs. 99.75 crore for Heritage circuit under the Swadesh Darshan Yojna. Similarly, Ujjain has been selected for the Prasad Yojna.
State was conferred with awards for Excellent Tourism State, Excellent Paryatak Mitra Smarak, Excellent Innovative Project and Excellent Guide. Moreover, expansion and strengthening of Madhya Pradesh Institute of Hospitality and Training, Food Craft Institute, State Institute of Hospitality and Catering Technology in the sector of Hospitality training, food craft and Tourism management is underway. Efforts are being made to obtain loan and grant from central, state government and financial institutions for tourism projects. Separate section “ Tourism conservation and Planning Section” will be established in the corporation to attract private investment , investors facilitation and provision of grant and facilities besides preparation, implementation and monitoring of tourism projects as per the policy of the investors.
Chief Wild Life Warden Shri Jitendra Agarwal gave presentation on the current and future position of wild life tourism. He informed that single rate arrangement has been made for the tourists in the protected wild life areas. Better retiring facilities have been provided. Online Permission is being given for the wild life tourist places. Besides vehicle safaris, facilities of cycling, canoeing and trekking are being increased. Free entry is being provided to all the students in the buffer areas.
Chief Executive Officer of Eco-Tourism Board Shri Pushkar Singh has informed that 20 areas of amusement and six areas of wild life experience have been notified under the Madhya Pradesh Van Manoranjan evam Van Prani Anubhav Rule -2015. Besides this 5 amusement and 2 wild life experience areas are in the process of being notified. Shri Singh further informed that 594 person were imparted training through various training programmes in fields like guide, sailor, camping and cooking skills. In the current year training will be given to 270 persons. He further added that an action plan worth Rs. 202 crore has beenmade for the next three years in order to promote tourism.
Lokpal to be established at Cooperative Department in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 17, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Lokpal will be established in Cooperative Department for the first time in Madhya Pradesh. This kind of arrangement will be made in all the departments for internal vigilance. He was addressing the inaugural session of Sahkari Manthan at Samanvay Bhavan today. It may be mentioned that 2 day manthan is being organized for deliberations keeping in view the role of cooperative societies in changing environment. Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang and Member of Parliament Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan said that a new movement to generate employment should be set out through cooperatives. There is vast possibility for employment in the cooperative sector. Cooperative is a movement to bring changes in the people’s life. All the primary cooperative societies should be computerised. Fair price shops should be made multi objectives. Social security pension and labour of MNREGA should be paid through cooperative banks. Shri Chouhan further mentions that cooperative organizations play an important role to eradicate poverty and unemployment.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that Madhya Pradesh has topped in the growth rate and agriculture growth rate today. Development is meaningful when it reaches poor. Everyone has equal right over the resources. Cooperative has played an important role as regard to implementation of schemes for the welfare of poor such as provision of wheat, rice and salt at the rate of one rupee per k.g., procurement of wheat on support price and providing loans to farmers at zero percent interest rate. Recovery of loans on time is in the benefit of the farmers. Better work has been undertaken like milk production and marketing of forest produce and oranges through cooperative societies. Now cooperative sector should be expanded by producing ayurvedic medicines through linking of non government organizations to generate employment. Shri Chouhan said that cooperative department has done a better work by implementing file tracking system. This system will be implemented in other departments also.
Innovation Wing at Cooperative Department
Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang said that a six month calendar has been prepared by the cooperative department and activities will be carried out as per the calendar. Manthan is being organized for deliberations. Madhya Pradesh is progressing rapidly in the country because of implementation of welfare schemes in deliberations with all the sections of the society. Innovation wing has been set up in the department which will make roadmap for the next two years. Group discussion will be held in two day manthan between 9 groups on different subjects. Based on this vision document will be prepared. Each and every farmer of the state becomes member of the primary cooperative society will be ensured.
Madhya Pradesh is Country’s Model of Development
MP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan said that cooperative has played an important role in the development of the state. Madhya Pradesh is now being known as the model of development in the country. Cooperative department has played an important role in the implementation of welfare schemes for poor. Distribution of social security pension should be done through cooperative.
CM Shri Chouhan inaugurated the E-File Tracking System of the Cooperative Department and released Branding manual of APEX bank. Shri Chouhan honoured societies working under cooperative department, officers and employees with awards for their excellent work. Chairman, Vice Chairman and CEO of district cooperative banks of Hoshangabad, Raisen and Balaghat were awarded for excellent recovery and linking works. Similarly, Managers of Bhopal main branch, Awadhpuri, M.P. Nagar and Piplani were awarded for their excellent work.
Chairman of State Marketing Federation Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Chairman of State Consumer Federation Shri Ratan Yadav and Chairman of State Minor Forest Produce Federation Shri Mahesh Kori were present in the programme. Welcome speech was given by the Commissioner Cooperatives Shri Manish Shrivastava whereas vote of thanks was given by Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri Ajit Kesri. Manthan is being organized jointly by the Cooperative Department and APEX Bank.
Engineers should commit themselves for Development of State
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 16, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged the engineers to commit themselves for the development and progress of state. They have opportunity to reconstruct the state. Let it not go futile. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the programme organized by the Madhya Pradesh Engineers association on the occasion of Engineers Day at Ravindra Bhavan today.
Shri Chouhan also dedicated the association’s website mpengineers.com on the occasion. He also honoured the senior engineers who have attained the age of 75 years.
CM Shri Chouhan said that engineers are the foundation of development. Credit goes to engineers for making Madhya Pradesh a leading state. They have made impossible work possible.
Completion of Narmada- Kshipra link project within 13 months is the achievement. Similarly, whether it is increasing command irrigation area from 7.5 lakh to 40 lakh hectare or quality construction of roads and buildings, creation of transparent arrangements have resulted in decrease in construction cost.
Madhya Pradesh has become surplus power state now, where there was always a shortage of electricity earlier. He further stated that Madhya Pradesh is moving ahead on the path of development. Cement concrete road has taken place in place of tar roads. A sum of Rs. 75 thousand crore will be spent on the works of urban bodies.
Various works costing Rs. 35 to 40 thousand crore are under way. Metro rail is to be brought. Works related to potable water have to be carried out and we have to make village and towns smart.
Shri Chouhan inspired the engineers for excellent work with positive approach while narrating story about the laborers engaged in stone carving for temples. He said that we have to make Madhya Pradesh best in the country.
We will have to work together with a team spirit. People delivering best will be honoured publicly and people showing apathy towards development schemes should be punished.
Minister for Urban Development Smt. Maya Singh, Minister for Public Works Department Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Cooperatives( Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Office Bearers of Madhya Pradesh Engineers Association and Members were present on the occasion.
Vote of thanks was given by the Engineer Shri R.K. Mehra whereas the guests were welcomed by the President of the association Shri Shri Akhilesh Upadhyaya.
Devotional Send Off Given to Lord Shree Ganesha
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 16, 2016
Idol of Lord Shree Ganesha installed at Chief Minister House was immersed with devotion and traditional gaiety and fervor at local Prempura ghat today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh, PWD Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Chairman of Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, Family Members and devotees took part in the procession.
The procession ceremony started from CM house reached Prempura ghat passing Polytechnic square, Roshanpura, New market, T.T.Nagar, Rangmahal square. Jawahar chowk, Katsi, Platinum park, Mata mandir, Sanjay complex square, Aradhana nagar, Vaishali square, Kamla nagar police station and Nehru nagar square.
Devotees dropped flowers all along the way and expressed their devotion while reciting Jaikaare of Ganpati Bappa Moraya. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan himself recited the Ganpati bhajans all along the way.
CM Shri Chouhan with all the traditional rituals performed pooja and aarti of Lord Ganesha idol amidst ‘Ganpati Bappa Moraya’ slogans at Prempura ghat. He immersed the idol of Lord Ganesha in the pious Jal Kund prepared by the municipal corporation. Prasad was also distributed among the devotees on the occasion.
Shri Chouhan said that Lord Shree Ganesha is a Siddhi Vinayak. Lord of Wisdom. I prayed to the Lord Ganesha that we all should take the virtuous path. While discharging our duties with utmost honesty, we should serve for the progress of the state and the country.
Moreover, I prayed that prosperity, happiness, unity, peace and affinity prevail everywhere. Also people should possess spiritual powers besides physical goals.
White paper to be released on malnutrition and maternal-infant mortality rate
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 15, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed that woman and child development and health department to launch a joint drive to remove malnutrition from the state. Take the cooperation of all sections of the society. Release a white paper on malnutrition and maternal-infant mortality rate.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was reviewing Jansankalp-2013, Manthan 2014 and Vision 2018 in a joint meeting of ministers and senior officers today at Mantralaya.
In the meeting, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that all have responsibility for development and carry out public welfare works as a team of Madhya Pradesh. It should be taken seriously and make the state leader in every field.
He reviewed points related with 19 departments and rest will be taken up for review on September 20. The Chief Minister issued necessary directives to departments concerned. He said, action should be taken on the directives considering them as policy decisions. He said review meeting will be held in every three months.
Committee of ministers- officers constituted
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that to eradicate problem of malnutrition and reduce maternal-infant mortality rate is challenging task. A committee comprising woman and child development minister, public health and family welfare minister, additional chief secretary, forests, principal secretary, woman and child development and principal secretary, public health and family welfare, was constituted to make necessary arrangements in this regard.
Shri Chouhan said that Swagatam Laxmi campaign should be made a public campaign. Make proper arrangements for treatment of malnourished children and frame a scheme to financially empower women self help groups. A detail action plan be made to promote productions by self help groups.
It was informed in the meeting that 16000 beneficiaries were benefited under community leadership skill programme being run by woman and child development department. Total 3779 child marriages were prevented under Lado campaign. Shorya Dals were constituted in all 51 districts. Udita corners were made in all 80,000 aangawaris to provide sanitary napkins under Udita Yojana.
Hostels to be constructed in PPP mode
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh did excellent works in several sectors. Work with positive approach and delivery better results. Organise programme related with cleanliness by all departments on October 2. Formulate a scheme for construction of hostels under PPP mode for youths coming for higher education in cities under Chief Minister House Rent Scheme. A corpus be introduced for arrangement of fund for higher education of meritorious students.
Monitoring of all industrial training institutes and skill development centres be made and training be provided to youths as per industry demand. One polytechnic and one ITI be developed as model in each district.
Campaign for children's heart treatment
Chief Minister said that dengue and malaria like diseases should not be spread and health department should take preventive measures. A campaign be launched to examine health under Mukhyamantri Bal Hriday Upchar Yojana and treatment be provided to such children.
A scheme be made for treatment to Thalassemia affected children. Woman and child development department work together for vaccination. Better cleanliness arrangements be made in all government hospitals. Create job opportunities for girls through nursing colleges and special focus be made for research in Ayurveda.
It was informed in the meeting that facility for chemotherapy and dialysis is available in 51 districts in the state. A campaign was launched for treatment to poor women affected with infertility. Women in big number took the benefit. Gram Arogya Kendras are being run by health department in 50,000 villages. Total 860 doctors were recruited by Ayush department.
68,000 smart phones distributed to students
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan greeted technical education department for decision of holding engineering examinations in Hindi by Rajiv Gandhi Technological University. It was informed in the meeting that laboratories were upgraded in 138 collages in last three years. 68,000 smart phones have been distributed so far by department of higher education.
Improve road conditions
Chief Minister reviewed issues related with public works department and said, conditions of roads be improved. There should no dearth of fund. Regular whitewashing and maintenance be made in buildings. He instructed to complete Ken-Betwa project soon and prepare a roadmap for irrigation facility to 60 lakh hectare land. He instructed to restart nal-jal scheme and prepare plan for future requirement of drinking water and transparent policy for handpump installation.
He asked general administration department officials to form a programme for district level officers. He appreciated dial 100 scheme and said law and order is better in the state as compared to other states.
Strict measures to curb mobile access in jails
Chief Minister instructed jail department officials that no criminal should conduct criminal activities while remaining in jail. It should be ensured. Elderly jail inmates who have one or two year punishment left, be provided facility of open jail.
It was informed that open jail is being run in Hoshangabad district and 25 inmates are living with families there, who are going out for earning livelihood in day time. Similar open jail is being developed in Satna.
Core-banking in all cooperative banks
Chief Minister said that core banking system be introduced for all cooperative banks and transparent system be made so that no irregularity can be found and benefits of government schemes reach too beneficiaries. He said, necessary measures be taken to improve financial condition of ailing cooperative banks. Multi-purpose activities be started in collaboration with cooperative societies so that their conditions can be improved.
He said, there is an important role of horticulture in doubling income through agriculture. The government will run horticulture programme from its own fund in the districts left in national Horticulture mission. Ministers, chief secretary, Director General of Police, additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries and heads of departments were present in the meeting.
All possible help to restore glory of Indian hockey
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 15, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government will spare no efforts in restoring glory of Indian hockey. Madhya Pradesh will be ahead in promotion of male and female hockey players. He said, efforts will be made so that world's excellent teams participate in the tournament. Shri Chouhan was inaugurating Obedulla Heritage Hockey Tournament in Aeshbag stadium.
The chief minister made announcement to kick start the tournament. The maiden match was played between Indian Oil Corporation and ONGC.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan launched cleanliness mobile app, introduced by Bhopal Municipal Corporation in the programme. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said there was a time when India had the strongest hold to win gold medal in hockey in Olympic.
Indian hockey lagged behind at international level because of changes in rules. He said our players have talent but there is need of resource and facility. Madhya Pradesh is making efforts in this direction. Fifteen astro turf grounds are available for hockey players. Seven new astro turf grounds are being developed in the state. Work is on to identify talent in early age and groom them.
Sports and youth welfare minister Smt Yashodhara Raje Scindia said that the government had intention to constantly promote hockey. More than 18 Olympic players are participating in Obedulla Heritage hockey tournament.
Director, Sports and youth welfare Shri Upendra Jain said 12 teams are participating in the tournament, having the highest cash prize in the country. Winner will get Rs 51 lakh and Rs 21 lakh to runner-up and Rs 11 lakh to team securing third place. Rs five lakh will be awarded to team which will be at fourth place.
A grant fire show was held on the occasion. Over 500 youths made colourful cultural programme. Minister of state for cooperatives (independent charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MP Shri Alok Sanjar and hockey lovers and players were present in the programme.
Assistance to toppers for competitive exams
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 14, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government will extend support to toppers of the XII standard in preparations for competitive examinations of Union Public Service Commission. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced to frame a scheme in this regard, in a scholarship distribution programme of a private news channel.
Minister for Water Resources and Public Relations, Shri Narottam Mishra, Minister for Home and Transport Shri Bhupendra Singh, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma and MP Alok Sanjar were present in the programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan exhorted girls to get knowledge and success in every field. He said the government would extend all possible help. There will be no dearth of fund in providing education.
The government is working with determination to uplift life of the daughters. As many as 23 lakh Ladli Laxmi are in the state, who will get Rs 27,600 crore at the age of 21 years. He said, schemes and programmes are designed in the state as per expectations of common man.
The Chief Minister said, a new innovative scheme has been introduced to promote talent. The Government will pay fee of the students, getting admissions in premier national institutes through all India competition.
Underlining a need to remove gender disparity, he said, the disparity is not in Indian culture. He appreciated the channel for social concerns and said that the scholarship will encourage girls for education.
Chairman of IBC-24 channel Shri Suresh Goyal said that each of 57 toppers in 51 districts has been provided Rs 50,000 scholarship in Swarnasharda Scholarship-2016. State topper and her school will get Rs one lakh each as cash award. He announced to give scholarship to boys on the request of the chief minister. Group editor of the channel Shri Ravikant Mittal proposed the vote of thanks.
CM Shri Chouhan performs puja at Badwale Ganesh Mandir in Vidisha
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 14, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today performed puja at Badwale Ganeshji in Vidisha with his wife. They participated in yagyana.
Special puja was going since Ganesh Chaturthi in Shri Badwale Ganesh Mandir located on the bank of Betwa river.
Recitation of Shri Ramcharit Manas was undergoing in the temple premises. It concluded today. In which, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also recited Doha Chopai.
Ministers Shri Bhupendra Singh, Shri Rampal Singh Rajput, ministers of state Shri Vishwas Sarang, Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Member of Parliament (Bhopal) Shri Alok Sanjar, MP Shri Laxminarayan Yadav, MLA Shri Kalyan Singh Thakur and other public representatives were present on the occasion.
Shri Chouhan and his wife served bhojan prasadi to girls in Kanya Bhoj and Bhandara in the temple.
CM Shri Chouhan Greets people on Eid Uz Zuha
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 13, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has conveyed greetings and good wishes to the people of state on the occasion of Eid Uz Zuha.
Shri Chouhan said that Eid Uz Zuha festival is a symbol of faith and sacrifice.
This festival gives lesson of sacrifice and unity.
Moreover, it gives us opportunity to promote truth and values of compassion.
He urged to the people to celebrate the festival with harmony.
FIR for waste-soil found in wheat at Kartar ware-house
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 13, 2016
Waste-soil was found in 183 bags in 4000 metric tonne wheat stored at Kartar warehouse in Phanda development block in Bhopal district.
Managing Director, warehousing corporation, Shri Arun Pandey conducted inspection at the ware house on Monday morning.
Shri Pandey issued instructions to file FIR in the case.
Stored wheat was brought to the warehouse by cooperative societies through civil supplies corporation. MD Shri Pandey informed that waste-soil was found in 183 bags in 4000 quintal wheat stored in the warehouse.
The quantity is very less as compared to total stock available there but it indicates dereliction and irregularity. Those who are responsible for it will be punished after investigation. FIR has been lodged so that recovery could be made in the loss from concerned responsible persons.
MD Shri Pandey said instructions were issued by chief minister and food minister to supply good quality wheat in PDS. The quality is checked at many levels in PDS. Wheat is supplied to fair price shop after checking in each bag taken from warehouse.
He said that the system will be more improved at warehouse so that there won't be further complaint. Regional manager Shri Kushwah said, application had been given with Khajuri police station to file FIR.
13 lakh houses to be built for Poor in State
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 12, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan and dedicated development works worth Rs. 12 crore 83 lakh and 14 thousand at Barhi of district Katni.
Shri Chouhan dedicated community health center costing Rs. 2 crore 44 lakh 59 thousand and Dr. Baba Sahab Ambedkar Mangal Bhavan worth Rs. 41 lakh 80 thousand at Barhi.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan for ITI building, construction of hostel for girls and boys students and construction of principal's residence costing Rs. 9 crore 96 lakh 75 thousand.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Vijayraghavgarh vidhansabha area will not be left behind in the race of development. Welfare will be done for very section of the society. We will go in the midst of public, will understand their problem and will redress it.
We will make poor owner of the land for construction of houses. Total 8 lakh houses in rural areas and 5 lakh houses in urban areas will be built for poor in the next two years. He said that amount will be provided for repair of damaged bridge at Barhi Mahanadi.
Minister for SC, ST Welfare and District Incharge Shri Gyan Singh, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industries (Independent Charge), Higher Education and Disabled Welfare Shri Sanjay Pathak, Jila Panchayat President Smt. Mamta Patel, Chairman Social Welfare Board Smt. Padma Shukla and other Public Representatives were present on the occasion.
Irrigation Scheme worth 600 crore to be Started
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 12, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that necessary steps are being taken by the state government for the welfare of farmers and poor families. We will make every effort to ensure that farmers and the poor become part of the progress. Shri Chouhan was speaking at Antodaya Mela organized at Janpad Headquarter Badwara of district Katni today. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan laid foundation stone and dedicated the developement works worth Rs. 40 crore on the occasion.
He also distributed benefits of almost Rs. 5 crore 50 lakh related to 20 departments. Minister for SC, ST Welfare and District Incharge Shri Gyan Singh and Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industries (Independent Charge), Higher Education, Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Shri Sanjay Pathak were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced that Irrigation scheme costing Rs. 600 crore will be started in Badwara to provide water for irrigation to farmers’ fields. Water for irrigation will be provided by lifting from Bargi canal.
Referring to the agriculture loans, Shri Chouhan said that the farmers will have to repay now Rs. 90 thousand against a loan of Rs. One lakh. Balance 10 thousand will be repaid by the government.
Shri Chouhan said that the state government is committed for the redressal of grievances of the poor. It has been decided by the government to provide patta of the same land to the poor where they are residing since last so many years.
Also campaign will be conducted for construction of house on the same land. A sum of Rs. One lakh 20 thousand will be provided to the poor for construction of house. Shri Chouhan further added that 5 lakh houses in urban areas and 8 lakh houses in rural areas will be constructed for poor in the next two years.
Highlighting necessity of education for children Shri Chouhan said that fee for engineering, medical, management and higher studies of law will be borne by the state government. Moreover, loan ranging from Rs. 10 lakh to one crore will be provided for establishment of industry to the identified capable youths.
Guarantee for repayment will be given by the state government in these cases. Shri Chouhan said that water supply will be ensured through pipelines to the villagers of Badhwara block to get them rid of lifting water from hand pumps. Shri Chouhan made an announcement as regard to commencing classes for science and commerce subjects in college on demand of girls’ students.
MLA Mudwara, Jila Panchayat President, Mayor, Chairman of Katni Development Authority and Public Representatives were present in the programme.
Government committed for all round development of all sections of society
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 10, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government is committed for the all round development of all the sections of the society. Several unique schemes are being conducted for farmers, laborers and weaker section in the state. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the beneficiary convention at gram panchayat Bhathia of block Budhar district Shahdol today. Shri Chouhan distributed the benefits of various government schemes to 8 thousand beneficiaries in the convention. Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla and MLA Smt. Pramila Singh were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan said that scholarship will be provided for quality education to the poor students of general category. Poor Welfare agenda will be implemented in the state, he added. In order to make farmers financially strong, assistance is being provided to them by various initiatives. Now farmer will have to pay back Rs. 90 thousand to the bank against a loan of Rs. 1 lakh. Referring to the progress of women, Shri Chouhan said that benefit of Ladli Laxmi Yojna has been given to 23 lakh girls in the state. A sum of Rs. 7,900 crore has been deposited in their bank accounts. Ladli Laxmi Yojna is the largest scheme of the world.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan during the beneficiary convention said that land lease papers are being given to the people residing at government land for house construction. Residential pattas were distributed among the 79 thousand beneficiaries of Shahdol under the scheme. A sum of Rs. One lakh 20 thousand will be given to the poor person for house construction. Further, 8 lakh houses will be constructed for poor in the next two years in the state.
In order to pay pension on time, social security pension will be provided on 10th and 15th of every month in choupals of gram panchayats in presence of public representatives and villagers.Shri Chouhan reiterated that benefits of all the welfare schemes must reach beneficiaries on time. Stringent action will be taken against officer or employee who creates hurdles in the way.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made announcements for inception of M.A. and M.Sc. courses in Jaitpur College from the next academic session, beginning of girls’ hostel and construction of community health center on the occasion. He further mentioned about sanction of Rs. 30 crore 65 lakh for construction of Markhidevi dam and Jhiriya Nala dam.
Residential Pattas Distributed to 4,500 beneficiaries
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed residential pattas to 4 thousand 500 beneficiaries, Gas stoves and Gas cylinders to 900 beneficiaries, new ration cards to 1200 beneficiaries, benefit of Ladli Laxmi Yojna to 100 beneficiaries, Forest rights certificates to 195 beneficiaries, cycles to 290 school girls and boys students and benefit to 500 beneficiaries under NRLM scheme in the beneficiary convention.
Beautification of Bhathia Devi Temple
CM Shri Chouhan commenced the beautification work worth Rs. 77 lakh of famous Devi Mandir located at village Bhathia.
Announcement for Girls Hostel on demand of Girls students
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan also inspected the model school of village Bhathia. While deliberating with the students, he has been informed by the girls students due to lack of hostel facility, girls residing at distant places are unable to pursue studies. On being urged by the girls students for construction of girls hostel, Shri Chouhan instructed the officials for immediate construction of girls hostel and to start it in the current academic session.
8 Lakh Houses to be constructed for Poor in Next Two Years in State
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 10, 2016
In the next two years, 8 lakh houses will be constructed in the state. Born in the soil of Madhya Pradesh should own their houses, state government has given thought to it. Residential pattas are being provided to the people living on the government land.. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was addressing the Jan Darshan Programme of various villages of Budhar Janpad Panchayat of Shahdol district.
CM Shri Chouhan said that his life is committed for the public. All the necessary efforts will be taken for the welfare of the people of the state. He mentioned that the public cooperation is needed besides government efforts. Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the people to build toilets in the houses, not to discriminate between girl and boy child, priority to girls in education, plantation of at least one tree and its protection on the occasion.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan told the officials for construction of girls high school at village Rasmohni, arrangement of subject wise teachers, construction of laboratory, expansion of canal for irrigation purpose after inspection. Shri Chouhan Further made announcements as regard to estimate of construction of 3 kilometer village Madsa-Ghoghra road, construction of Boundary wall of primary and middle school and estimate for bridge construction on Kunuk river.
Also, as regard to construction of stop dam cum platform at Mahro river, construction of community bhavan, upgradation of middle school of Khairani to high school, construction of Antaria road, survey of lift irrigation scheme on Kunuk river at village Panchayat Titra, construction of playground near school, construction of Khairhani- Ghorve road and construction of culvert on Kunuk river was made by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.
Minister for Mineral Resources, Industries and Trade and Minister in charge of Shahdol district Shri Rajendar Shukla, Former Minister and MLA Jaitpur Shri Jaisingh Marawi, MLA Jaisingh Nagar Smt. Pramila Singh, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Baiga Development Authority Shri Ramlal Baiga, Shri Anupam Anurag Awasthi and administrative officers were present on the occasion.
Policy Leadership Award conferred to CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 9, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was honoured with Policy Leadership Award by the Indian Agriculture and Food Council . It may be mentioned that the state was honoured four times with Krashi Karman Award. Award was received by the Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gourishankar Bisen on behalf of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan .
The 9th Global Agriculture Leadership Award programme was organized by the Indian agriculture and food council to award the remarkable works carried out in the field of agriculture. Governors of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki and Shri Ram Naik presented the award in the programme. Deputy Speaker of Rajya Sabha Shri P.J.Kurian, Chairman of Indian Agriculture Council Shri Khan and Director General were present on the occasion.
Madhya Pradesh has achieved a remarkable success in last ten years in agriculture sector. It registered 24.94 percent growth in the year 2014-15 in Agriculture and its allied sectors. It was the highest growth rate recorded so far in the world. Also 110 percent increase in agriculture production and 124 percent increase in total food grain production registered. In the year 2004-05, total food grain production was 1.43 crore metric tonnes, which increased up to 3.21 crore metric tonnes in the year 2014-15.
Achieving 12 percent annual growth in agriculture sector by the state is an unprecedented incidence in the country. Pulses production was 33.51 lakh metric tonne in 2004-05 and that reached to 47.63 lakh metric tonne in the year 2014-15. It is 42.14 percent increase registered in the decade. The state produces 28 percent of total production of pulses in the country. Availability of food grain per person has now been 61 gram per person per day. The agriculture area has increased by 34 lakh hectare and now total area is 2.23 crore hectare.
Unprecedented records have been set in crop sowing in the state. Total sowing area of soybean was 45.94 lakh hectare in kharif-2004, which increased up to 61.34 lakh hectare in the year 2013. Area of paddy sowing was 16.96 lakh hectare in 2004 and it was 19.30 lakh hectare in 2013. Other crops of kharif season are being sown in wider area as compared to the area of 2004. In rabi crop season, there has been increase in sowing area in last ten years.
Wheat sowing area was 42 lakh hectare in the year 2004, which reached up to 59.76 lakh hectare in 2013-14. Gram was sowed in 26.93 lakh hectare area in 2004, which was sowed in 31.60 lakh hectare agriculture area in 2013-14.
As per data recorded in the year rabi season of 2013-14, total production of wheat was 155.23 lakh metric tonne, which was 81.96 lakh metric tonne more than the production of the year 2004-05 (73.27 lakh metric tonne). So for more than the double production was recorded in wheat production in last ten years. Production of paddy was 53.61 lakh metric tonne in kharif 2013, which is 40.52 lakh metric tonne more than the production of 13.09 lakh metric tonne of the year 2004-05. This is four time increase in the production.
Madhya Pradesh is now on the top in production of many crops thanks to constant efforts for increasing the production and earning of farmers.
For example, the state is the first in agriculture growth rate, bio farming, total production of pulse and oil seeds, certified seed production, production of gram-soybean, establishment of private custom hiring centre, production of garlic-guava, medicinal and coriander, peas and onion, and second in the total food grain production, wheat production, mustard production, lentil production. Madhya Pradesh got the second rank in wheat production from fourth position in wheat production, seventh in paddy from 14th place and fifth place from sixth place in corn production.
Pt Makhanlal Chaturvedis house to be converted in grand memorial in Babai
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 9, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that house of renowned poet Pt. Makhanlal Chaturvedi in Babai will be converted into a grand memorial. State government will bear its cost. He said an ITI will be opened in Babai. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing Antoday Mela in Babai in Hoshangabad district.
The Chief Minister dedicated works of Rs 33.07 crore and performed bhoomi-pujan for 19 works to the tune of Rs 12.76 crore. Assembly speaker Dr Seetasharan Sharma, public works minister Shri Rampal Singh, minister of state for food processing Shri Suryaprakash Meena, former minister Shri Sartaj Singh, Member of Parliament Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh, MLA Shri Thakurdas Nagvanshi were present on the occasion.
Antoday Mela to be named as Garib Mela
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Antoday Mela would now be converted as Garib Mela. State government is committed for welfare of poor. He said, poor people residing at a place will be given ownership right (patta). Shri Chouhan said that two lakh houses will be given to poor people by the year 2018.
The Chief Minister said that fruit saplings will be planted on one km of alongside of Narmada river. Farmer's consent will be taken in this regard. He said, sewage water flowing in the river will be stopped. Sewage treatment plant having cost of Rs 1500 crore is being set up.
Referring welfare of farmers, the Chief Minister said that farmers' income will be doubled in coming five years. He announced to set up industry at Babai farm. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced to construct 300 houses having cost of Rs 15 crore, for poorer, Rs ten lakh for water conservation in old water reservoirs, Rs one crore each for new office building for Nagar Panchayat and bus stand. He further announced Rs 18 crore for re-construction of road from Bagra to Nasirabad.
The Chief Minister said Rs 218 crore would be distributed in 71 thousand 517 farmers for crop compensation. Shri Chouhan said that Rs 7600 crore were deposited in bank accounts for laptop to 18000 meritorious students and 23,000 girls for providing benefits under Ladli Laxmi Yojana. The Chief Minister distributed amounts and items to 11 thousand 324 beneficiaries under different schemes of the state government in Antoday Mela.
CM Shri Chouhan welcome newly appointed governor Shri Kohli
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 8, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today heartily welcomed newly appointed governor Shri Omprakash Kohli at state hangar.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan received the Governor by presenting a bouquet. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan introduced the dignitaries and officials present there.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also reached Raj Bhavan with the governor.
Minister for woman and child development Smt Archana Chitnis, minister of state for cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Chief Secretary Shri Antony de Sa, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla,
divisional commissioner Shri Ajatshatru Shrivatava, inspector general of police Shri Yogesh Choudhary, vice-chancellors of the states universities, senior officers of the Army, administrative officers, officials of Raj Bhavan, chief minister's wife Smt. Sadhna Singh and prominent persons were present on the occasion at state hangar.
CM Shri Chouhan Boosts Morale of Youths on Cycle tour for Environment conservation
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 8, 2016
Minister of State for Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Shri Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan boosted morale of two youths of the state who have undertaken a cycle tour for environment conservation.
Residents of Bhind, Akash Sharma and Vikas Yadav met Shri Chouhan at CM house today.
Cycle tour was started from Bhind on August 28.
The youths will reach Bhind covering a distance of 1200 kilometers visiting Vidisha, Bina, Lalitpur, Jhansi and Gwalior.
During the tour, they will apprise people about the environment conservation.
Minister of State for Gas Tragedy Relief, Rehabilitation and Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang was present on the occasion.
Industries worth 400 crore to be set up in State
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 7, 2016
Industries worth Rs. 400 crore will be set up in Madhya Pradesh. Information was given in the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Investment Promotion held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today.
Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Malaiyya, Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla, Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain, Minister for Agriculture Shri Gourishankar Bisen, Minister of State for Micro,
Small and Medium Industry Shri Sanjay Pathak, Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
CM Shri Chouhan said that all the necessary facilities in transparent manner will be provided to the investors.
Information about establishment of food processing project with a cost of Rs. 242 crore by M/s Balaji Pvt. Ltd. at Bhainslaya- Sonvaya, Rau-Pithampur link road Indore and establishment of food park worth Rs. 150 crore 56 lakh by M/s Mega Avanti food park pvt. Ltd. at village Binjana, Dewas was given in the meeting.
It is further informed that Micromax is also setting up a project in 10 acre land at Indore.
Gratitude towards CM Shri Chouhan for announcement against Slaughter House in Bhopal City
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 7, 2016
Minister of State for Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for an announcement made about not to open slaughter house in Bhopal city.
Shri Sarang along with Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MP Shri Alok Sanjar and MLA Shri Surendranath Singh met Shri Chouhan today.
Shri Sarang apprised Shri Chouhan about the feelings of the citizens related to the slaughter house.
"Namami Devi Narmade" Campaign will become Example for the World
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 6, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that ' Namami Devi Narmade ' campaign being conducted with participation of entire community will become an example for the world to protect rivers. This campaign is being conducted to pay the debt of the pious Narmada river. A massive tree plantations will be undertaken for 118 days on both the shores of Narmada river.
Shri Chouhan was addressing the gathering after dedicating Narmada Seva Yatra website 'Namami Devi Narmade'. He also awarded the winners of Narmada Geet, Narmada Slogan and Campaign Logo in the programme.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Narmada river is a life line of the state. The river is making us economically strong and provides potable water, irrigation water and electricity. Flow of river Narmada is effected due to felling of trees and pollution. A wide campaign will be launched to save Narmada. Three paths of knowledge, devotion and deeds meet at the shores of Narmada.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that compensation will be paid to the farmers who own agriculture lands on the shores of the river for plantation of fruits' trees till the tree starts bearing fruits. A rally will be organised to make people aware about the conservation of river and to make it pollution free on November 11.
Moreover, treatment plants will be put up to protect Narmada from polluted water reaching from Amarkantak to towns and villages which falls on the shores of Narmada river. All the villages of Narmada shore will be made free from open defecation. Moreover, all the villages of Narmada shore will be made liquor free, he added.
Speaker Vidhan Sabha Shri Sitasharan Sharma said that ' Namami Devi Narmade' is a campaign to save Narmada. Because of this campaign, Narmada will become medium for social and economic development of the state. Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar said that gratitude is the component of Indian Culture. Narmada is our lifeline and foundation of rural economy.
Awareness is needed to protect the pious Narmada from pollution. Member of Parliament Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan who presided over the programme said that this campaign has been launched to save the life of the future generation. Every section of the society should come forward and join this campaign. Madhya Pradesh has made the link rivers programme of the former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Bajpai meaningful.
Minister for Environment, Cottage Industries and Animal Husbandry Shri Antar Singh Arya, Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang and Minister of State for Social Justice, Disabled Welfare Shri Sanjay Pathak were present in the programme.
CM Shri Chouhan inaugurated the website of 'Namami Devi Narmade' Campaign on the occasion. He presented awards for Narmada song to Shri Mahesh Shrivastava, Shri Shakti Rawat and Dr. Shailendra Mishra for bagging first, second and third position respectively.
Similarly, for slogan awards were given to Sarvshri Pradeep Verma, Shivani Bhargava, Omprakash Sharma, Himanshu Shukla, Jitendra Thakur, Jairam Khangar, Ramakant Gupta and Sulabh Singh. Moreover, awards were given to Sushri Gouri Vandalkar, Shri Bhupendra Rohit and Shri Devasheesh Mandal for logo. Dr. Shailendra Mishra who received the sum of Rs. 21 thousand as reward amount handed over the money to Shri Chouhan for the campaign. Vice President of Janabhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey presented mementos to the guests. Vote of thanks was given by the vice president of the Janabhiyan Parishad Shri Raghvendra Gautam.
CM Shri Chouhan with Family Visit Plaza to take Lord Ganesha Idol Home
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 6, 2016
With religious rituals and devotion, the idol of Lord Ganesh installed at the Chief Minister residence on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi today.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan with his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh reached Central Plaza near Mata Mandir to take home the idol of Lord Ganesha.
CM Shri Chouhan said that there is a tradition of installation of Lord Ganesha in the Indian Culture and this tradition is being followed by the entire country.
He prayed for prosperity and happiness of the people of the state.
Shri Chouhan said that he wishes that state and country should move forward on the path of development.
Prosperity and happiness should come to every family.
There was a unique scene of carcade from central plaza to the Chief Minister’s house with the recitation of Lord Ganesha Vandana.
CM Shri Chouhan greeted devotees on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan Greets People on Ganesh Chaturthi
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 5, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chohan conveyed his greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Shri Chouhan said that Bhagwan Ganesh who is worshipped for prosperity and intelligence give inspiration to people for best and creative work.
Shri Chouhan prayed to the Almighty that every person should prosper on the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
He urged to celebrate the occasion with traditional enthusiasm, gaiety, unity and harmony.
CM Shri Chouhan Greets Teachers on Teachers’ Day
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 5, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan conveyed his greetings to the teachers of the state on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.
Shri Chouhan said that we honour the committed services of teachers of our country on the occasion of Teachers’ day who are working towards strengthening intellect and moral values of our children.
He further mentioned that strong education system is the foundation of enlightened society and the committed teachers are the main component of good education system.
Teachers play an important role to link single aims of students with the aims of nation and the society.
Shri Chouhan urged the teachers’ community to develop habit of sanitation besides to give pace to encourage creativity among the children.
Over 3000 vehicles checked on First day of Campaign
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 3, 2016
In compliance to the directives of Minister for Home and Transport Shri Bhupendra Singh, a special campaign to check passenger buses has been launched in the state from September 1. Revenue amount over Rs. 18 lakh 50 thousand was collected after surprise checking of 3 thousand 204 passenger buses and fitness permit of 140 vehicles were cancelled at the first day of the campaign.
As per the directives of the Minister Shri Singh and under the guidance of Commissioner Transport Shri Shailendra Shrivastava, the special campaign is being carried out till September 15 in all the districts of the state against those who are violating provisions of Motor Vehicle Act and playing with lives of passengers.
At the first day of the campaign, 3,204 vehicles were checked in all the 51 districts of the state. Penalty of Rs. 3 lakh 57 thousand and 200 was collected from 262 vehicles for overloading. Whereas, fitness of 3,113 vehicles were checked and fitness certificate of 140 vehicles were cancelled on account unfitness.
Similarly, pressure horns of 309 vehicles were removed and reflectors were put up in 242 vehicles. Also, windows were fixed in 183 vehicles found without emergency windows.
149 vehicles without PUC were penalized with Rs. 3 lakh 48 thousand 500. Similarly, 63 uninsured vehicles were penalized of Rs. 54 thousand and speed governors were fixed in 63 school vans. Also action was taken against 226 vehicles found without two doors by the transport team under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Commissioner Transport Shri Shailendra Shrivastava said that bus owner is responsible for protection of lives of passengers. Passenger vehicles are registered under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Hence, duty to adhere to the instructions under the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act is the responsibility of the owners and their employees. Keeping in account complaints received by the department as regard to violation of the Act, the campaign is being under taken.
All the transport officers with their subordinates are conducting surprise checking of passenger buses and action is ensured against those who are violating the provisions of the Act.
Rs 3610 crore revenue from minerals in State
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 3, 2016
The modern technology is being used in exploration and discoveries of mineral deposits. Last year, the state earned Rs 3610.56 crore as mineral revenue that is 102 percent. More than Rs 1000 crore revenue has been collected in five months during April to August this year from mineral resources.
The state has monopoly in diamond mines. Additionally, other minerals like coal, copper, manganese, iron ore, limestone, dolomite, bauxite, rock phosphate, clay, laterite are available in the state.
Auction process is being carried out for acceptance of main minerals in the state, after implementation of new act by the union government. The process will generate revenue of Rs 30 crore for the state per year.
Besides, process is underway for earmarking mineral blocks of limestone, manganese, bauxite, iron etc. E-auction process has been adopted first time for miner minerals like sand, stone, quarries. It brought transparency in the system. E-auction process will generate ten times revenue only through sand in miner mineral category.
The e-TP (transit pass) system has been put in place for simplification of transportation system which curbed illegal exploration, transportation and storage in the state.
Computerisation and construction of separate mining office have been completed. New office buildings are being constructed for regional offices in Rewa and Jabalpur.
CM Shri Chouhan to return India on September 3
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 2, 2016
Chief Minister Shri Shivarj Singh Chouhan will return India on September 3. It may be mentioned that Shri Chouhan is on America tour to invite American Companies in order to attract investment in the state.
Shri Chouhan will reach Delhi at 2.25 p.m. on September 3, 2016. On the same day, he will leave Delhi at 3.00 p.m and will reach Bhopal at 4.30 p.m.
Shri Chouhan visited the museum and memorial built in the memories of citizens who lost their lives during the terrorist attack at New York.
Paying respect to brother and sister killed during September 11, 2001 attack said that his heart filled with pride while recollecting memories of sacrifices made by people for others.
He termed his visit to the memorial as utmost emotional moment. Shri Chouhan described the terrorist attack of September 11 as the unexpected and inhuman terrorism activity of the modern history.
Moreover, he said that the patience and courage of the citizens of New York who faced the attack is inspirational.
Atmosphere Becomes Joyous Before Utsav
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 2, 2016
Mobile training vehicle reached government school of excellence in morning and MLB College at noon under the Green Ganesh workshop. Atmosphere became so joyous at both the places as if the Ganesh Utsav begun today. Enthusiasm in the students was so much that they have not only shown interest in the training but made attractive and beautiful Ganesh Idols. All the students were feeling attached and proud for their creation which was about to be taken by them to their homes.
Principal of the government school of excellence Smt. Sunita Saxena while lauding the campaign said that this training will become part of the culture of the students. Students not only came to know about the ill effects of POP but the new culture of preparing own Ganesh Idol has taken birth which will expandfrom family to family. Also creativity of the children has come to the forth, she added.
Large Number of Gathering at Ganesh Mandir
Local people in large number took part in the workshop conducted at 3.00 p.m. at Ganesh Mandir Piplani. Enthusiasm was seen on the faces of children there too. Mothers in large numbers had come along with their children and made Ganesh Idol from clay which was taken by them at home.
Commissioner Environment Shri Anupam Rajan has appealed to the people to attend the workshop in large number and take home their creation along with them. He said that idols made from clay can be immersed at home. Installation of such Ganesh Idols will protect people from ill effects of POP and Chemical colors and it will not create negative impact on the health of people and animals.
Today’s Ganesh Workshop
It may be mentioned that workshop will be conducted on September 2 at Delhi Public School Ratibad between 9.30 and 10.30 in the morning followed by workshop at Billabong School from11.20 a.m to 12.20 p.m. Similarly, mobile workshop will take place at Mandakini Ground, Kolar Road from 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.
Stringent Action Should be taken against Culprits
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 1, 2016
Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis taking serious note of sexual assault on small girl directed the officials to take stringent action against the culprits.
She reached Sultania Government Lady Hospital to enquire about the health of the victim.
Smt. Chitnis terming the incident as unfortunate said that it is a heinous crime. Smt. Chitnis reached hospital immediately after hearing about the incident and discussed the matter with district, police administration and hospital management.
She instructed the district administration to provide sufficient relief and gave directives to the doctors to provide all the medical facilities to the victim.
Moreover, she instructed the hospital management to make proper arrangement for housing and food for the mother and father of the victim.
India taught civilization to entire world
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 1, 2016
I started my industry in Dewas by borrowing loan of Rs four lakh from Madhya Pradesh Finance Corporation and successfully ran it with hardwork. Minister of State for Technical Education and Skill Development (independent charge) Shri Deepak Joshi expressed the views in 'Entrepreneur' Programme of Start-up India, organised by Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya.
The programe is being organised for development of entrepreneur in students. This is two-day programme. Skill development based contests will be held in it. Quiz programmes will be held on start-up and entrepreneurship.
Technical education minister Shri Joshi said India taught civilisation to the world, along with imparting knowledge about science. He said, digital India, start-up India and cleanliness campaigns were started only to bring the country in the positions of leading countries. Shri Joshi said the success would definitely be achieved with hardwork and target oriented efforts. He said, the state government would extend all possible help for setting up industries. Financial help will be given to meritorious students of weaker section.
Shri Joshi said, Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya will be equipped with digital technology. Students will get information on one click. He appealed alumni to extend their support in the university's efforts. Shri Joshi opened office of alumni association in the university campus. He released a novel 'I still think about you' written by young start-up entrepreneur Shri Arpit Vageria.
Target for 100 start-ups
Vice Chancellor Prof. Piyush Trivedi said that full freedom will be given to start-up section. He said, target had been set for 100 start ups. Prof. Trivedi said that the university had reserved a fund of Rs ten crore for innovations. He said, a noteworthy work is undertaking in the university with the help of Japan in solar energy sector.
Shri Jayant Sahastrabuddhe of Vigyan Bharati said that foreign rulers had made the industrial country to job-intensive. He said, start-up programme was launched to revive the country's old tradition.
Young entrepreneur and MD of Foodpanda, New Delhi Shri Rohit Chadda, CEO and founder of Enternshala, New Delhi Shri Sarvesh Agrawal and young writer Shri Arpit Vageria also spoke on the occasion. They talked with students on different issues. Students also expressed views.