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M.P.s Industrial Develoopment on Fast Track - C.M. Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 31, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said all requisite infrastructures are being developed in 20 new industrial areas to accelerate the establishment industries.
Interacting with heads of major industries, investors and executives of US companies in New York on the third day of his US visit today, Shri Chouhan said that industrial development of Madhya Pradesh is on the fast track. Referring to visible change in last one decade, he said that Madhya Pradesh has become the first choice of investors. He said that the State Government honours investors as partners in the process of development. Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla and senior officials were present.
Welcoming investors to Madhya Pradesh, Shri Chouhan assured them that there would be no hurdles. The State Government intends to give the young manpower opportunities of growth through industrial development. For the purpose they are being equipped with skills and while orienting them for entrepreneurship. Shri Chouhan invited the prospective investors to the Global Investors' Summit to be held at Indore in October.
The Chief Minister held discussions about expansion of Companies in the state in sectors like education, Information Technology, Public Service, construction engineering, biotechnology.
Major Companies Evince Interest in M.P.
The Arceus Infotech Private Limited has shown interest in setting up development center at Bhopal. The US Technology International Private Limited expressed willingness to invest Rs. 400 crore for setting up IT Campus at Bhopal. The US major in IT and food sector - the LT Foods and its vendors are willing to invest invest.
The International Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. is also willing to expand its operation in the State to address cataract blindness as a key player in the global blindness eradication campaign 'Help Me See'.
The RMC, USA, which deals in building materials for the construction of residential and commercial supplies also showed interest.
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin - held discussion on widening its network in Madhya Pradesh.
US-India Business Council
The Chairman of US India Business Council Shri Mukesh Aghi met the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and discussed the future strategies to enhance trade between US-India.
The Council was formed for trade collaboration between The Governments of the US and India. The India-US business ties is a leading business consulting organization. The USIBC is the largest bilateral trade organization, which includes representatives of the American and Indian companies.
'Friends of MP' Forum
Addressing the 'Friends of MP' Forum, Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh Government formed it for development of the people seeking value-based citizen participation. This initiative, he said intends to bring at one place the knowledge, expertise and people. It helps NRIs to stay connected to their homeland. Also, it serves as a useful platform where friends of Madhya Pradesh and policymakers can join hands.


Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra met Disaster affected Families
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 31, 2016

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Legislative Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra met disaster affected families of Datia district and sanctioned financial assistance.
He visited Badoni and Udgavan villages and met the affected people.
Dr. Mishra sanctioned the financial assistance to Shri Kanshiram Ahirwar of Jigna village.
He also met Shri Sobran Singh Bundela father of Sushri Poonam who lost her life because of the lightning on Friday in Udgavan village.
Moreover, Dr. Mishra has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh for Bundela family and instructed the officers for immediate release of the assistance.
He also sanctioned financial assistance of Rs. 1 lakh to Shri Phool Singh whose wife lost her life due to electric current.


Second Day of CMs US Visit
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 30, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh has achieved 8 percent industrial growth rate owing to improved industrial infrastructure, maximized facilities for investors and Centre's investment-friendly policies guided by the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
He said that industrial growth rate of the State will touch double digit considering enthusiasm of investors. The Chief Minister was holding dialogues with corporate leaders and investors at New York on second day of his US visit today.
The Chief Minister invited investors and industrialists to Indore's Global Investors Summit to be held 22-23 October 2016. Shri Chouhan informed them that Madhya Pradesh has immense scope for investment in every region. Liberal policies have been framed for the purpose. He said that India's growth rate has reached 7.6 percent under the guidance of the Prime Minister.
It will grow further in the years to come. The Government of India's innovative programmes like Make In India, Skill India, Clean India, Digital India, Stand up and Start-up have been effectively implemented in Madhya Pradesh. This has further increased investment opportunities.
Shri Chouhan informed the prospective investors that investment to the tune of 85 billion has come to Madhya Pradesh in last one decade. Over 2 lakh 37 thousand micro and small industries have come up in which about six lakh people have been employed. He said that Madhya Pradesh is the industry and investment-friendly State.
Land bank for industries has created on 25 thousand hectares. On-line process of land allocation has been put in place and single table arrangement has been made for the convenience of investors. He said that the process of making cities smarter has begun under the Prime Minister's Smart City scheme. This will support the investors.
The Chief Minister held detailed discussions with senior executive heads of different companies and apprised them of sector-wise investment potential. These companies mainly include Koul Group, Pfizer, Xylem, India First Group, Summit Reliance Group, Coca-Cola, IT Strategy, Architecture, Cyber Security, SNP Technology and Solar Energy US.
Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla was also present.


Madhya Pradesh received national award in Tirupati for innovation in health
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 30, 2016

The innovations in health in Madhya Pradesh were appreciated and awarded in Good Practices Summit held in Tirupati by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Madhya Pradesh has been ranked third in the county for citizens' lowest expenditure in services of delivery.
Union Health Minister Shri JP Nadda and Union Minister of State for Health Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste presented the trophy and the certificate to principal secretary Smt. Gauri Singh and Mission Director, National Health Mission Shri V. Kiran Gopal. The annual summit being organised by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is taking place between August 29 to 31in Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)
Four innovation selected from State
Four innovations from Madhya Pradesh were selected for presentation in the summit. They include cancer care model, e-vaccination monitoring system, performance based assessment of employees and officers and base-line survey of health institutions and facilities under National Urban Health Mission. Cancer treatment was known to be the subject of super-specialty hospital. However, the treatment was made available in each district hospitals by providing facilities and training as per the protocol in Madhya Pradesh.
Similarly, cold chain and monitoring mechanism was developed under e-vaccination monitoring system. Performance based assessment system was developed for officers in NHM. They were provided extension in services after annual assessment of their skills and performance. It improved services. Base-line survey of health institutions and facilities was conducted under National Urban Health Mission and it led to easy availability and better management of health services and facilities. The innovations were appreciated at national level.
Poster presentation praised
Child health service delivery model, woman health camps, and the system established for PPIUCD insertion in Madhya Pradesh were selected for poster presentations in the summit. Sick infant babies are provided treatment on priority according to seriousness of the disease under child health service delivery model in the state. All women were provided facility of annual check-up through woman health camps.
The facility and environment made under IUCD insertion after delivery under family welfare programme, was considered exemplary at national level. Programme officers of related innovations Dr Archana Mishra, Dr Rajshri Bajaj, Dr Prabhakar Tiwari and Vipin Shrivastava were present in the summit.


Chief Minister Shri Chouhan Reaches New York on Sunday
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 29, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached New York on a five day visit to attract investment in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. Shri Chouhan will discuss issues at New York with the prospective investors related to the investment in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan will also apprise them about the prevailing favourable atmosphere and friendly policies of Madhya Pradesh.
Shri Chouhan reached New York on Sunday the August 28. He was accorded rousing welcome in workers convention organised by the Overseas Friends of BJP.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will discuss about the investment in Madhya Pradesh with the potential investors and industrialists separately including Shri Rajeev Kaul of Kaul Group, Vice Chairman of Master Card Sushri Tara Nathan, Representative of Xylem (leading water focus innovation and technology company),
Shri Claudio Lilienfeld, Director, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific; Shri Ron Somers, CEO, India First Group; Shri Michael Goltzman, VP International Public Affairs, Coca-Cola; Mr. Michael Moore, Vice President Customer Care and Sales Operations, Sirius; Shri Shailendra Gupta, Director, IT Strategy and Cyber Security Architecture Shri Sachin Parikh, V P Business Development, SNP Technology and Shri Gopal Khar CEO Solar Energy.
Shri Chouhan will return India on September 2.


Innovations Under Livelihood Mission being Adopted by other States
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 29, 2016

Taking into account the successful implementation and achievements of Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihood Mission, innovations under the mission are being adopted by other states. Bank Sakhi Yojna was applauded during the presentation in workshop at New Delhi and was recommended to other states.
This yojna was also lauded in the training camp of state level trainers held at Rashtriya Gramin Vikas evem Panchayat Raj Sansthan, Hyderabad.
It is to be highlighted that through organize women and trained them and families of group members the opportunities have been provided for self employment and skill based employment by the mission. This was also applauded by the Chief Minister Shri Shivaraj Singh Chouhan during the visit of Shahdol.
Under the Bank Sakhi Yojna, literate women of the villages have been authorised for banking procedure. Bank accounts were opened by visiting villages to villages. Also commission was given for this activity. Encouragement amount was also provided to them due to their good work by the banks.
Now Livelihood mission has geared up to field around 500 women as banking correspondents in the state. Banking correspondents are deployed in 158 villages of Badwani, Rajgarh and Alirajpur in order to help group members to get rid of running around for banking activities. This will give pace to the financial inclusion besides progress in the livelihood of women.
It may be mentioned that the Livelihood Mission was started in April 2012 in the state. Powerful Self help groups belonging to poor families of rural areas are being made under the mission in order to improve their organizational development besides providing opportunities for their livelihood.


Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore makes Special Mention about Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 27, 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Shri Tharman Shanmugaratnam while expressing his views on the subject “India in Global Economy” in the First Transforming India Lecture Series held at New Delhi today made special mention of Madhya Pradesh as regard to the unique initiatives taken by the state in the field of Rural Health and Integrated Child Development. He termed the efforts as the best example of good governance.
It may be mentioned that Shri Tharman Shanmugaratnam is a renowned and established person for his intellectual talent in the entire world. He has special competency in economics. Credit for rejuvenating Singapore’s economy goes to Shri Shanmugaratnam. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Secretaries of the Indian Government and Chief Secretaries of all the states were present on the occasion of lecture.
It is to be highlighted that an initiative to hold lecture series was taken by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with an objective to share the experiences related to the development of India by inviting renowned specialists.
During the lecture, concrete and concerted efforts made towards the good governance under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan were lauded. Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa was present on the occasion.


C.M. Shri Chouhans Five Day US Visit from August 28
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 27, 2016

In order to seek investment for developoent of Madhya Pradehs, the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be on five day tour to USA from August 28. He will return home on September 02. During his visit, Shri Chouahn will meet potential investors and apprise them of prevailing favourable conditions in the State.
Shri Chouhan will reach New York on august 28 Sunday. He will be given warn welcome by the Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP).
On August 29 he will be meeting prospective investors. They include Mr. Rajeev Kaul, MD, The Kaul Group, Ms. Tara Nathan, EVP PPP MasterCard, Representative, Pfizer Mr. Hamilton, Representative, Xylem (leading water focus innovation and technology company, Mr. Claudio Lilienfeld, Director, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Gilead Sciences Inc. and Mr. Ron Somers, CEO, India First Group, Mr Steven R. Maimon, President & CEO, Summit Reliance Group, Inc.– Consulate to coordinate, Mr. Michael Goltzman, VP International Public affairs, Coca-Cola, Mr. Michael Moore, VP, Customer Care and Sales Operations, Sirius, Mr. Shailendrra Gupta, Director, IT Strategy, Architecture, Cyber Security, Mr. Sachin Parikh, VP, Business Development, SNP, Mr. Gopal Khar, CEO, Solar Energy US.
The Chief Minister will meet top officials of major companies on August 30. They include - Shri Chaitanya Kanojia, Co-founder, Starry, Shri Jeff Toll, CEO, Managing Principal, RMC, Shri Peter Barkey , Principal, RMC, Shri Anupam Sarwaikar, CIO RMC, Shri Rajeev Nair, Founder and CEO of Solarinno, Shri Steve Acunto, President of CINN Worldwide.Hon. Consul of Italy in the USA, Representative, Riviera Plastics Shri Marc Buncher, SVP International Sales, Progress Rail (a Caterpillar Company) Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President US India Business Council.
Many MoUs are expected to be signed. These include UST Global, Arceus Infotech, LT Foods and Netlink.
The Chief Minister will also hold meeting with Shri Suresh Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Int’nl Research Laboratories Pvt Ltd, Shri Mukesh Chatter, a business leader and investor, and a former member of Niti Aayog, Dr. Nemkumar Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia, Shri Jacob Mohan Thazhathu, President and CEO of HelpMeSee–Consulate to coordinate Shri Hiten Patel, Founder and Chairman of Collabera (Jitendra Muchhal group) Shri Sajan Pillai, CEO, Mr. Alexander Varghese, CAO and Shri Dan Gupta, Chairman– UST Global, Shri Neerav Sojatia, Arceus Infotech.
Shri Chouhan will have important meetings on August 31 and will be back home on Second of September.


Over 39, 000 meritorious students get laptops worth Rs 75 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 26, 2016

Laptops worth Rs 75.28 crore have been distributed as a reward in the last six years to 39 thousand 607 meritorious students for performing excellently in class XII. The scheme was introduced on the initiative by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Performance of the students is increasing every year after introduction of Meritorious Student Promotion Scheme. The number of meritorious students was 472 in the year 2009-10 which now has gone up to 17 thousand 896.
9267 students of government schools and 8629 students of private schools have got laptops under the scheme. Their parents have appreciated this scheme of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. There is a great enthusiasm in students also. The criteria of 85 percent marks to be scored in the examination has been reduced to 75 percent marks for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students under the scheme. And, because of this, 7420 students got laptops.
Development of educational infrastructure
School buildings are being constructed in a big number in the State. Toilets were constructed in schools. Free books are being distributed to all students. Thirty-type scholarships, related with eight departments, have been provided online to 85 lakh eligible students.
First time, over 1000 high schools are being opened in a year to strengthen educational infrastructure. Beside this 100 high schools are being upgraded in higher secondary schools. Power supply will be made to all high school and higher secondary schools this year.
Educational quality
To improve quality of education, continue and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system is being introduced in school education in class IX and XI on the line of the CBSE. Computers will be provided to 2000 schools. It will help students to get computer education from the beginning. As many as 20,000 teachers will be imparted training for this.
Facilities for students
All the students, whose village has not government school, will get free bicycles. Bicycles will be purchased and provided to more than 4 lakh students of class IX this year. Around 40,000 contractual teachers will be recruited this year.
Indore division ahead
3118 students of Indore division - the highest in the State, were provided laptops this year, followed by 2819 students of Bhopal. Further division wise break-up of meritorious student is as follow: 2134 students of Ujjain, 2642 students of Jabalpur, 2122 students of Sagar, 932 students of Chambal division, 1540 students of Gwalior and 889 students of Hoshangabad, 1211 students of Rewa and 489 students of Shahdol division. Rs 44 crore 74 lakh were direct deposited in bank accounts of 17 thousand 896 meritorious students.
In the first year of the scheme in 2009-10, there were 473 meritorious students rewarded with laptops. The figures of the students were 743 in 2010-11, 1072 in the 2011-12, 2073 in 2012-13. The government decided to include students of private schools too in the scheme in the year 2013-14 and the number of meritorious student reached 7751 in the year 2013-14 and 10072 in the year 2014-15.
Chief Minister Meritorious Student Assistance Scheme
A new scheme Chief Minister Meritorious Student Assistance is being introduced on the initiative of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Chief Minister has invited suggestions to make this scheme as ideal one. The suggestion can be e-mailed at cm@mp.gov.in or sent on citizen corner of shivrajsinghchouhan.org.


Wave of Krishna Devotion felt at Chief Minister’s House
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 26, 2016

Maintaining a tradition of religious harmony and fervour, Sree Krishna Janmashtmi Utsav was celebrated with exhilaration at the residence of Chief Minister here today. Atmosphere became devotional by Bhajans praising Lord Krishna. Sahsarkaryawah Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Shri Bhaiyyaji Joshi, President of Bhartiya Janta Party Shri Amit Shah, State President BJP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Sangathan Mahamantri Shri Suhas Bhagat also participated in Utsav.
CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan prayed to Sree Krishna to encourage peace, religious harmony in the world. Establish peace and prosperity in state, country and in the world for the welfare of the people. He conveyed Sree Krishna Janmashtmi greetings to all on the occasion. Shri Chouhan accorded welcome to Bhajan Singer Shri Vinod Agarwal for joining the utsav at his residence in the beginning of the programme.
It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has set a tradition to organize programmes on the occasion of festivals of all religions at his residence and it is being continued gracefully.
In this series Sree Krishna Janmashtmi was celebrated with jubilation and traditional fervor at the residence of chief minister here today. A large number of devotees took part in the Janmashtmi Programme. Devotional Bhajans presented by Shri Agarwal created the entire atmosphere spiritual.
Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh, All the Religious Heads, Cabinet Members, Chairman of all the Corporations, MPs, MLAs, Public Representatives, Social Workers and devotees in a large number were present on the occasion.


CM Shri Chouhan Extends Greetings for Janmashtmi
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 25, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan extended greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Sree Krishna Janmashtmi.
CM Shri Chouhan in his message said that Bhagwan Sree Krishna took Avatar to save religion and to strengthen its foundation.
Bhagwan Sree Krishna imparted the education of karmayoga through Sree Bhagwad Gita.
Urging the people to follow the path and ideals of Sree Krishna, Shri Chouhan said that Bhakti, Karm and Gyan Marg will pave a way for the reconstruction of the state.


CM Shri Chouhan Calls Suggestions for Meghavi Vidhyarthi Sahayta Yojna
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 25, 2016

In order to help students, who are deprived of education due to scarcity of money, Mukhyamantri Meghavi Vidhyarthi Sahayta Yojna is being prepared in the state.
The scheme will be started with a primary amount of Rs. 1 thousand crore. Suggestions in this regard have been called from the students by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in view to make the scheme more ideal and viable.
Shri Chouhan has asked the students to send their suggestions within a month’s time as regard to the eligibility criteria. The scheme will be finalized soon to facilitate the students.
Chief Minister Chouhan asserted that talented students should not be left behind because of the scarcity of money.
Hence, this unique scheme is being prepared. He urged the students to send their suggestions through email on cm@mp.gov.in or on his facebook or twitter account.
Also suggestions can be sent on the citizen corner Shivrajsinghchouhan.org


Freedom is Result of Sacrifices Made by Numerous Patriots
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 24, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the country got freedom because of sacrifices made by the numerous patriots.
Objective of “ Azadi ke 70 Varsh- Yaad Karo Qurbani” is to recollect the memories of the patriots and to give tribute to them.
He was speaking on the occasion of concluding programme of Yaad karo Qurbani held at Mantarlaya today.
CM Shri Chouhan said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has made people recollect the memories of the sacrifices made by the patriots through this programme.
Thousand of freedom fighters from Madhya Pradesh have also sacrificed for the freedom of the country.
He urged that everyone should live for the country and should take pledge to discharge their duties with commitment in favour of the country.
Members of Cabinet, Administrative Officers and Employees were present on the occasion.


Build country as per revolutionaries expectations
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 24, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that we have to build the country as per the expectations of those revolutionaries who sacrificed for the Independence of India. Shri Chouhan was addressing concluding programme of Tiranga Yatra taken out as part of '70 years of Independence- Yad Karo Qurbani' campaign.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also took part in Tiranga Yatra taken out from Salkanpur to Rehti. He dedicated 8 developmental works costing Rs 10 crore in Rehti.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that we have to pledge to raise the country's pride by contributing with good works. He said we have to live for the country and perform duties with integrity.
Shri Chouhan performed pujan of the National Flag at the end of the Tiranga Yatra. He said, the Yatra is being taken out in the honour of the country. No person's welcome or felicitation will be made in it.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed LPG connections to 250 beneficiaries under Ujjawala Yojana, residential patta to 1107 beneficiaries and smart phones to college student.
Shri Chouhan dedicated a PG College building work Rs 2.90 crore, a community health centre costing Rs 2.60 crore, 3000 metric tonne capacity godown costing Rs 1.19 crore, covered platform costing Rs one crore in Rehti and Rein-Basaira building at a cost of Rs 33.50 lakh in Salkanpur. He announced to open B.Sc. and B. Com. courses in Rehti College.
Minister for Public Works Department and district in-charge Shri Rampal Singh, chairman of MARKFED Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Chairman of MP Ware Housing Corporation Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Chairman of MP Mining Corporation Shri Shiv Chobey, Chairman of Forests Development Corporation Shri Guruprasad Sharma and Vice-Chairman of Minor Forests Produce Federation Shri Ramnarayan Sahu were present on the occasion.


Directives to Prepare Initial Assessment Due to Flood Damage
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 23, 2016

Keeping in account the flood situation of Rewa, Satna and Panna districts due to heavy rains, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed to keep all the necessary arrangements ready on account of predictions for heavy rains in the districts of the state. He also instructed the officials to prepare an initial assessment of the damage caused by the flood to be sent to the Central government. He was reviewing the situation caused by the heavy rains at his residence today.
Shri Choulan while discussing his recent visit to the flood affected areas of Rewa, Satna and Panna said that the damge has been caused to the houses due to the heavy rains. Also damage has been caused to the public properties. Hence, priority should be given to the housing facilities in these areas. He told the higher officials to ensure deployment of Disaster management teams in the affected areas. Also, arrangement for motor boats and potable water should be made immediately.
Moreover, keeping in account the heavy rains predictions, administration and team engaged in relief works should be more vigilant and alert in all the districts of the state. Shri Chouhan instructed the officials to keep constant touch with the Army to call them in case of any emergency. He told the officials to inform and alert all the people of areas before releasing water from the dams.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that there is a possibility for spread of diseases after the rains stop. Hence, bleaching powder and tablets of chlorine should be made available immediately to counter this situation.
He also instructed the officials to arrange boats for the people residing near the banks of the rivers. Besides cleaning of drainage system should be undertaken immediately to avoid water logging.
Shri Chouhan instructed to strengthen the disaster management arrangements and asked the disaster management team to be more vigilant and prepared in the districts where there is a possibility of heavy rains. Further, Shri Chouhan directed to send technical teams to Rewa,
Satna and Panna districts and instructed the senior officials to keep constant touch with the district collectors by distributing district wise responsibilities among themselves. Assessment as regard to damage caused to the houses and crops should be started immediately. Also deploy NDRF teams in order to help the affected families, he added.
Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa, DGP Shri R.K.Shukla, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal SinghBains, Additional Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh,. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Principal Secretary Shri K.K. Singh,
Principal Secretary Health Smt. Gauri Singh, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Rajesh Rajora, CM Secretary Shri Vivek Agarwal and Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan were present in the meeting.


Makhanlal Chaturvedi Patrakarita Vishvavidhyalaya to be Developed as Institute for Excellence
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 23, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivarj Singh Chouhan presided over the meeting of Maha Parishad and the Management Committee of Makhanlal Chaturvedi Patrakarita and Sanchar Vishvavidhyalaya at his residence today. Decision to develop Vishvavidhyalaya as an Institute for Excellence has been taken in the meeting.
Initiative will be taken to obtain recognition of the university as an institution for excellence from the Central Information and Communication Ministry or Human Resources Development Ministry.
It was decided in the meeting that a management subcommittee will be formed. The subcommittee will be presided by the Public Relations Minister. The subcommittee is empowered with some powers to execute the administrative works without any delay.
Shri Chouhan praised the academic activities, achievements and future schemes of the university and said that the university should be expanded. He told to form committee related to expansion of university’s Noida campus.
Keeping in view the need for journalism and communication studies, it has been decided in the meeting to open new study centers.
Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, MP Shri Alok Sanjar and the members of the general council Shri Chandan Mitra, Sushri Ruchi Vijayvargiya, Shri Kailsh Chandra Pant, Shri Himanshu Diwedi, S
hri Hitesh Shankar, Vice Chancellor Shri Brijkishore Kuthalia, Shri Umesh Upadhyaya, Principal Secretary Shri S.K.Mishra and Rector of the university Shri Lajpat Ahuja were present in the meeting.


Help Flood Affected People with Humanly Approach
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 22, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan after inspecting the flood affected areas and meeting affected people who are putting up temporarily in relief camps held meeting with the senior officers of Rewa division at circuit house today. He directed the officials to undertake all the possible relief works with utmost humanity.
Shri Chouhan instructed the officials to provide cooked food for the next two days to the people of flood affected areas. After that provide 50 k.g. food grains to each affected family. He said that relief assistance to the affected people will be provided by the state government. For this survey work should be undertaken on priority. Include corporators, panchs and public representatives in the survey committee. Immediate relief will be provided after the assessment of damage.
Shri Chouhan instructed that repair work of damaged roads, bridges and culverts, electricity lines, electricity poles, potable water pipeline should be carried out on war footing. He also instructed to undertake repair work of damaged potable water filter plant in Rewa town. The necessary sum towards repair will be provided soon.
He said that the administration has worked with dedication and alertness to provide relief to the flood affected people. Society has also contributed in this. He also praised the help received from the NGOs.
Shri Chouhan asserted that there is a prediction of rains in the coming days. Hence, proper arrangements should be made to drain out the water. Ensure proper arrangements of rescue and relief work in case of heavy rains and flood. It is informed that NDRF, Army, Home guards, Police Force, Government Servants, Citizens and NGOs have contributed praiseworthily in the rescue and relief works.


Assistance Provided to All Flood Affected Persons
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 22, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that help will be provided to all the flood affected persons. Survey will be conducted of all the houses to ascertain damage to provide relief amount besides rehabilitation material. Shri Chouhan visited the flood affected areas of Rewa today and met the affected persons to boost their morale. Shri Chouhan reached Satna by rail on Saturday night. He reached Rewa after meeting affected people of Maihar.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said in case of death occurred due to the flood, a compensation of Rs. 4 lakh will be provided to the family of the deceased. Moreover, Rs. 95 thousand will be given for fully damaged house and 50 k.g. wheat will be given to the flood affected family. In case of loss of the bovine animal Rs. 30 thousand, Rs. 10 thousand in case of loss of calf , Rs. 3 thousand in case of hog loss and a sum of Rs. 60 per chicken will be provided to the concerning person. He further said an immediate relief sum of Rs. 6 thousand will be provided for the damaged shanty and shop.
Chief Minister Shri Couhan asserted that people residing near river and nullahs will be rehabilitated at the safe place after their consent to enable them to get rid of difficulties due to flood in low lying areas. Shri Chouhan visited the Nipaniya, Padamdhar Colony and various other flood affected areas of Rewa and reviewed the flood situation. He instructed the officials to make arrangement on a large scale to remove rubble and to make city clean. Bleaching powder and other medicines should be sprinkled to restrict diseases. Besides removing of dead animals, Shri Chouhan told the officials to ensure arrangement for clean potable water and food for the next two days for the flood affected people. He also instructed to provide bamboos, ballis and plastic sheets to the people whose houses have been damaged by the heavy rains and flood. Shri Chouhan also visited the Tyonthar and Java and reviewed the relief and rehabilitation works.
Shri Chouhan also visited the temporary relief camps put up for the affected people and apprised himself about the food and other arrangements. He said to the affected people that he has come to share their difficulties and pains. All possible help will be provided to them. He himself served breakfast to the flood affected people in the relief camp.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also paid a visit to Nipaniya and Amraiyya Tola and went to the damaged house of Mohanlal Saket. He directed the officials to construct drainage system in these areas for easy water discharge. He also visited Vikram Bridge, Unnat Bridge and Jhiriya Bridge and assessed the disaster which caused submergence of a vast land under flood water. Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla, Member of Parliament Shri Janardan Mishra and Public Representatives were present during the visit.


Potable Water and Sewage Works to be carried out in all Urban Bodies -MPUDC
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 20, 2016

A Meeting under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the Board of Directors of Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Company was held here today. Shri Chouhan said that the role of local public representatives must be ensured in the works to be carried out by the company.
CM Shri Chouhan apprised himself about the proposed works to be carried out by the company. He asserted that the role of the elected local public representative must be ensured in the works.
It is informed that the potable and sewage works in all the urban bodies of the state will be carried out by the company and works related to potable water project have been taken up in 128 towns by the company. Out of these 32 works have been started and at the remaining places, works will be undertaken from the month of December. Most of the works will be completed by the year 2018. Similarly, sewage works in all the towns situated near Narmada River have been taken in cooperation with World Bank.
It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister is the Chairman of the company and Vice Chairman are Minister for Urban Development and the Chief Secretary. Commissioner of Urban development Department will be Ex Officio Managing Director of the company. Information about the duties and responsibilities of the office bearers besides other activities was given in the meeting.
Chief Secretary Shri Antony D’sa, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri R.S. Julania, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri K.K.Singh, Principal Secretary PHE Shri Pankaj Agarwal, Commissioner Urban development and Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Vivek Agarwal and other Officers were present in the meeting.


Keep Continuous Vigil over Flood Situation
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 20, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while reviewing the condition of Rewa caused by heavy rains and flood said that the condition should be monitored continuously. In case of evacuation take the help from army. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the flood situation of Rewa division in a meeting here today.
Minister for Commerce and Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla was present in the meeting.
Shri Chouhan directed the officials to keep continuous vigil over the situation. Helicopter services should be taken to evacuate the people. All the necessary arrangement should be made to evacuate the stranded citizens. Relief teams should undertake work continuously and motor boat should be sent as situation demands.
Control room should work round the clock and food and other arrangements must be ensured in the relief camps.
It may be mentioned here that Rewa division is witnessing heavy rains since last one week. As many as 3200 people were evacuated safely by the rescue teams. Almost people from 50 villages submerged under the water were evacuated. Twenty five teams of Disaster Management and Home Guards equipped with all the necessary equipments and motor boat are engaged in relief and rescue works. All the gates of Ban Sagar Dam have been opened.
As many as six people have lost life during last few days due to the havoc created by the rains. Thirty Five relief camps have been set up in the flood affected areas and 20 thousand people are camping in it.
Chief Secretary Shri Antony D’sa, DGP Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri R.S.Julaniya, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri K.K.Singh, Special DGP Shri Sarabjeet Singh and DG Home Guards Shri Maithilisharan Gupt were present in the meeting.


MP Govt. Ready to Provide facilities to Prepare Sushri Deepa Karmakar for Next Olympics
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Madhya Pradesh government will be happy to provide facilities as regard to training of Sushri Deepa Karmakar for the next Olympics if she wishes so.
He also announced a reward of Rs. 25 lakh to Sushri Sakshi Malik.
During discussions with the media at his residence, Shri Chouhan said that Sushri Karmakar is a unique player and it is first time in the history of the country that any woman athlete has achieved this distinction. She is very talented and we expect wonder from her.
Shri Chouhan said that a reward of Rs. 25 lakh will be given to Sushri Malik for clinching a bronze medal in wrestling competition for the country.
She has made us all proud for her feat and has brought glory to the nation.
Shri Chouhan also extended his best wishes to the Badminton Player Sushri P.V. Sindhu to win a medal.


CM Shri Chouhan Congratulates Sakshi Malik for winning Olympics Bronze Medal
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated woman wrestler Sakshi Malik for winning a bronze medal in women wrestling competition in Rio Olympics.
It may be mentioned that the Sakshi Malik has won the first medal in Rio Olympics for India.
Shri Chouhan said that it is a moment of pride for all of us.
She has scripted a history by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal.


Unite to Get Freedom from Unemployment and Poverty
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 17, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged that concerted and united efforts should be made by the government and the people to get rid of unemployment and poverty. He said that everyone should discharge their duties with honesty and dedication. Contribute your best for the development of state and country. He was addressing a programme organized by the Culture Department in the evening of Independence Day at Ravindra Bhavan, Bhopal yesterday. A photo exhibition titled “Yaad Karo Qurbani” was also organized on the occasion.
Shri Chouhan said that biography of the freedom fighters who laid everything for the freedom of India will be included in the syllabus. He said that we have not been served freedom in silver plate. Freedom is the result of sacrifices made by the freedom fighters, martyrs and revolutionaries and Yaad Karo Qurbani is one of the medium to recollect memories and to pay respect to such great persons. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that memorials have been constructed to make the memories of martyrs permanent.
Shourya Smamrak has been constructed in Bhopal in memory of over 30 thousand soldiers who laid their lives defending border of our country since Independence, he added. Shri Chouhan said that we should develop passion in our lives for the country as the freedom fighters exhibited in the freedom struggle. We can get the same inspiration from the life of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state is progressing with pace. New employment opportunities are being created to eradicate poverty. Besides providing all possible facilities for education, scheme has been prepared by the state government to bear fee of the talented students selected for the premier educational institutions. Lap tops will be given to 18 thousand students who scored 85 percent marks in class 12th examination and smart phones will be given to the college students.
Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa said that the Independence Day is the occasion to recollect memories of brave hearts of the country. “Yaad Karo Qurbani” campaign is being organized from August 9 to 23 to freshen up memories of freedom struggle and to apprise youth about the freedom struggle. Tringa Yatras will be set out.
Describing Madhya Pradesh a beautiful state, Padmbhushan Playback Singer Shri Udit Narayan said that CM Shri Chouhan is making every effort to make the state better day by day. He mentioned that the country has earned respect in the entire world under the leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi.
Vote of thanks was given by the Commissioner Culture Shri Rajendra Prasad Mishra. CM Shri Chouhan welcomed Shri Udit Narayan by presenting Shawl, Shreephal and bouquet. National Song and Madhya Pradesh Gaan were presented by Sushri Suhasini Joshi. Programme was conducted by Sushri Soundarya Garg and Shri Vinay Upadhyaya. Shri Udit Narayan also presented film songs on the occasion.


Three tier Panchayat General / By-election
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 17, 2016

Voting for three tier Panchayat General and Bi-election will be done on August 22. Holiday has been declared by Indore Labour Commissioner on August 22 for the factory workers of the concerned areas on account of voting.
Directives have been issued to the factories working all the seven days in a week to give two hours relief to the workers for casting vote. Also instructions have been given to the shops and commercial establishments to provide two hours relief turn by turn to their employees to cast vote.
It may be mentioned that the general election for 3 Sarpanchs and 52 Panchs and by-election for 1 Jila Panchayat Member, 15 Janpad Panchayat Members, 85 Sarpanchs and 6517 Panchs are being conducted in different districts of the state by the State Election Commission.


State’s Faster Development Needs the Same Passion Shown by Revolutionaries in Freedom war
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 16, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that it needs the same passion and energy for faster development of the State as exhibited by revolutionaries during freedom movement. He urged the citizens to discharge their duties with dedication and dedicate themselves to progress of the State with new resolutions.
Greeting the people on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day, Shri Chouhan in his address said that the dedicated efforts for development continue. He paid tributes to the martyrs. Shri Chouhan was addressing the state-level function of Independence Day celebration at Motilal Nehru stadium here today. He hoisted the national flag and took salute of the ceremonial parade.
Shri Chouhan made an announcement to form Cabinet on Employment to explore job opportunities and facilitate eligible persons to get employment. A campaign would be launched for this, he added.
The Chief Minister also said that the daily wage employees will be treated like permanent employees so that they also get benefits of pay scale, pay increase and dearness allowance etc. Besides, they would also be absorbed in other departments according to their eligibility. The dependents of those working as work charged employees will also be eligible for compassionate appointments. The Government employees will get the benefit of seventh pay scale. The amount of social security pension will be increased.
Referring to Yaad Karo Kurbani programme launched recently by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi from Azadnagar - the birth place of Martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad in Alirajpur district Shri Chouhan said that a Shourya Smarak at Bhopal and Bhima Nayak memorial at Dhawabawdi at Barwani will be dedicated to people soon. He said that the Prime Minister has emerged as global leader.
Shri Chouhan said that the state government is committed to establishing an egalitarian society in which benefits of development reach out to all the needy without any bias.
Referring to the economic progress of Madhya Pradesh, the Chief Minister said that it is moving faster. Economic growth continues to be in the double digit.
Department of Happiness
Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is the first State to have set up a Department of Happiness under which State Happiness Institute will function.
Reiterating his commitment to safeguarding the interests of farming community, the Chief Minister said that over Rs. 5,000 crore have been distributed to calamity-hit farmers. Referring to allied agricultural activities, Shri Chouhan said that India’s annual growth rate in milk production in 2015-16 was 6.27 percent while Madhya Pradesh scored 12.70 percent.
Surplus Power
Referring to an increase in irrigation in last 10 years, the Chief Minister said that irrigation area has increased to ??40 lakh hectares. In respect of power, Madhya Pradesh has become a power surplus state, he added. He said that power generation capacity will be increased to 22 thousand MW by 2022.
At present, 17 thousand 169 MW power is available. Nearly seven thousand crore subsidy has been given to farmers for power supply. The renewable energy capacity has also increased to 3 thousand 176 MW.
Describing rural development as topmost priority, the Chief Minister said that 5 lakh 40 thousand toilets have been constructed in the current financial year, which is the highest in the country. He said that the candidates participating in the Panchayat Raj elections must have toilet facility. All villages will be linked to all-weather roads in coming three years.
Separate Department for Environment
Listing the forest resources, Shri Chouhan said Kanha Tiger Reserve and Satpura Tiger Reserve have been nationally acclaimed. It is for the first time, collectors of Tenduptta have got payment through e-payment system. He said that separate Department for Environment has been created for effective environment conservation.
Under the Chief Minister Annapurna Yojana, One crore 16 lakh families are getting benefits. Eligible households in urban areas can have subsidized ration from any of Public Distribution Shops. Initially, Bhopal, Indore and Khandwa are having this facility.
The Chief Minister said that companies have been formed in connection with the planned development under Smart City scheme in Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur. Referring to the successful completion of the Mahakumbh Simhasth event at Ujjain, he said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched 51 point Universal Message dedicated to humanity.
2000 new sub-health centers
Realizing the idea of Healthy Madhya Pradesh, Shri Chouhan said that 11 new medical colleges are being established and opening of 2000 new sub health centres has been approved. Under the Lado Abhiyan for preventing child marriages, as many as 82 thousand child marriages have been prevented. Under the Ladli Laxmi Yojana, the benefits have reached out to 23 lakh girls.
As many as 17 thousand beneficiaries entering the sixth standards are getting scholarship of Rs. 2000 each to pursue education.
About expansion of school education, Shri Chouhan informed that the teaching community will get the benefit of sixth pay scale from January 2016.
Department for Micro and Small Enterprises
Talking about Industry sector, Shri Chouhan said that investment to the tune of Rs. 2.5 lakh crore has come to Madhya Pradesh since 2014 Global Investors Summit. A separate Department for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has been set up to encourage micro industries.
Under the Chief Minister Young Entrepreneurs' Scheme, Self-Employment Scheme and Chief Minister Economic Welfare Scheme as many as 72 thousand beneficiaries have got benefits. About 48 thousand micro, small and medium enterprises have been opened with an investment of Rs five thousand crore giving jobs to about two lakh people.
Committed to welfare of SC-ST-OBCs
Reiterating his resolution for development of SCs, STs and OBCs, Shri Chauhan said that as many as 5,500 youth have been benefited under community development training and employment in tribal blocks.
The State Government is committed to protecting the constitutional rights of SC and STs. Referring to concerted efforts towards social justice, the Chief Minister said that as many as 3 lakh 68 thousand 431 poor couples got married under Chief Minister Scheme for Assistance to Poor Daughters' Marriage. Also, nikah of 8 thousand 353 couples were performed under the Nikah Yojna.
Talking about the five national level awards to Madhya Pradesh for tourism promotion, the Chief Minister said that the tourists have increased in number over the years. In order to promote sports, rural sports complexes are being constructed in all assembly segments.
He said that the law and order situation is continuously improving. In order to strengthen the police force, as many as 6250 new posts have been created. All police stations are being computerized.
Shri Chouhan said that a roadmap has been prepared to double the income of farmers. This year, cooperative loans worth Rs. ??15 thousand crore loan will be distributed to farmers. Grants worth Rs. 370 crore will be provided to farmers for having requisite inputs.
He informed that in the interest of tenants and land owners a Bill titled - 'Madhya Pradesh Land Owners and Tenants - Protection of Interests Bill -2016' will be brought in. This will help increase agriculture acreage and production benefiting both land owners and tenants.
Promotion of Horticulture
The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh has 32 percent of country's certified organic farming. This will be increased to 50 per cent. To promote horticulture sector, as many as 600 horticulture clusters will be developed. In coming years, 50 thousand hectares will come under horticultural crops. Under the Prime Minister's Agricultural Irrigation Scheme, 15 thousand hectares will be irrigated.
In next two years, better arrangement for storage of onions will be made. The onions purchased by the Government to compensate the losses to farmers, will now be provided to the poor.
The Chief Minister said that Narmada-Malwa Link Project is going on. It will irrigate 50 thousand hectares. Narmada Irrigation projects will irrigate five lakh 50 thousand hectares.
'Namami Narmade Devi' from November
The Chief Minister said that plantations would be taken up along the banks of river Narmada. In order to keep Narmada pollution-free a massive public campaign 'Namami Devi Narmade' will be launched from November. At least 20 thousand fruit bearing saplings along the banks of the Narmada River will be planted.
Under the Deendayal Antyodaya State Rural Livelihood Mission, as many as 16 lakh 46 thousand poor women are scripting the stories of their social and economic progress. A campaign to distribute land to the needy for housing facility is going on. No needy will remain without housing facility by 2022 he added.
One-third of PDS shops will be allotted in the name of women as far as possible. Each Gram Panchayat will have at least one PDS shop. Under the Prime Minister Ujjawala Scheme, 20 lakh new gas connections will be provided to the poor women by the year end.
He said that under the second phase of Smart City, proposals for Gwalior, Ujjain, Sagar and Satna will be sent. The State Government is planning to form smart cities from its own resources.
Health Communication Centres
In order to increase the accessibility of health facilities in the district hospitals, Health Communication Centres are being set up. Jabalpur will have State Cancer Institute and Gwalior will have Cancer Care Center.
He said that about Rs 436 crore have been sanctioned for 2000 bed super-speciality hospital at medical college in Bhopal. He said that E-blood bank software has been launched and to improve the nutritional status of children, 4305 new Anganwadi centers and 600 mini Anganwadi Centers have been established.
Yoga in Syllabus
Shri Chouhan said that the moral education and Yoga will be included in the school curriculum, which will be made job-oriented.
Chief Minister Scheme for Meritorious Students
Shri Chouhan said that for the meritorious students who could not pursue their studies for economic reasons will no longer suffer as new scheme for their assistance will be launched with a fund of at least Rs. 1,000 crore for the purpose.
Students taking admission in government colleges will be getting smart phones. This year, 3.5 lakh students will get the benefit. Pandit SN Shukla College of Shahdol will have the University status, he added.
Establishing nine new industrial areas
Shri Chouhan said that Indore will have two day 'Global Investors Summit 'on October 22-23 this year. He said that at least nine industrial areas will be established by 2020 on 2600 hectares spending Rs. 2000 crore. Investment over 2 lakh 50 thousand crore has been invested in the state.
About 20 thousand posts of contractual school teachers will be filled in order to improve quality education. Indore, Jabalpur and Bhopal will have 720 seat residential Excellence Schools 'Gurukulm'. Seats in Gyanuday school is being increased to 6 thousand 400 also.
Special courts to address cyber crimes
Describing Madhya Pradesh as ideal state in terms of law and order situation, Shri Chouhan said that special cyber courts will be set up Jabalpur, Bhopal, Indore and Gwalior to address cyber and high-tech crimes. The Dial-100 scheme will have 200 vehicles. The CCTV based security and surveillance systems will be established in fifty new cities.


Better Law and Order is first Condition for Good governance
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 16, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that better law and order is the Pre condition of good governance and Madhya Pradesh Police has proved to be the best in the country for proper implementation of law and order in the state. Activities of naxalites, dacoits and terrorists has been controlled in the state due to the vigilance and dedication by the police force. Lauding role of police in successful organization of Simhasth 2016, he said that police has proved its competency and smartness and has earned respect and honour in the entire world. He thanked police administration for not let any untoward incident happened.
Shri Chouhan was addressing the officers and employees of the police force who are honoured with President Medals for their excellent performance today. It may be highlighted that the Chief Minister always invites police personnel honoured with President Medals along with their families at his residence every year.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan mentioned that relation between the police and public should be always cordial. Police should respect people and people should also give respect to the police. He added that families of the police personnel play an important role for effective discharge of duties by the police personnel. Hence, they should also be thanked. Tradition to honour the dedicated police personnel will be continued.
As regard to the housing, Shri Chouhan said responsibility to build 25 thousand houses has been given to the Police housing Corporation. Efforts are being made to give pace to make houses available for the police personnel.
Shri Chouhan urged that the police personnel should provide good education to their children. No economic hindrance will come in the way of education. He informed that a Mukhya Mantri Meghavi Chhatra Sahayta Yojna is being implemented with a fund of Rs. 1000 crore. Benefit of the scheme can be derived from the next academic session. He extended Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan greetings to the families of police personnel.
CM Shri Chouhan honoured Dr. Sanjay Singh and Dr. Nitesh Dhasmana with Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalaam award for their high level research work. It may be mentioned that the award has been instituted by the police housing corporation in order to honour the children of police personnel for their best performance in research. Under this a sum of Rs. 1 lakh and a citation letter is given.
DGP police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, DGP Jail Shri Vijay Kumar Singh, DGP Home Guards Shri Maithailisharan Gupt, Managing Director of Police Housing Corporation Shri Sanjay Rana and senior police officers were present on the occasion.


National Flag Hoisting at Chief Minister’s Residence
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 15, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan hoisted the National Flag on the occasion of Independence Day at his residence in the morning today.
He extended greetings and good wishes to the officers and employees present on the occasion.
Additional Chief Secretary to CM Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Secretary Shri Hari Ranjan Rao,
Secretary Shri Vivek Agarwal, officers of the CM’s secretariat, officers and employees posted in personal administration of CM besides security staff were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made an announcement to award for personnel engaged in the security of the chief minister on this occasion.


CM Shri Chouhan Performed Pooja at Mahakaal Ujjain
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 15, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Mahakaal Ujjain on last Monday of Shravan Maas and performed pooja.
He prayed for the health of the people of the state and for the development of the State and country.
Shri Chouhan was welcomed at Mahakaal Temple by giving Shawl, Shreephal and picture of Mahakaal.
Former Member of Parliament Dr. Satyanarayan Jatia and MLA Shri Anil Phirojia were present on the occasion.


Madhya Pradesh Will Become No. 1 State in Green Energy
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 13, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh will become number one state in the field of green energy in the country. Various efforts are undertaken by the state government to encourage use and production of renewable energy sources.
Shri Chouhan was addressing the investor community during the road show held at Mumbai today to attract investment in the field of renewable energy sector.
Shri Chouhan said that the state government wants to work as a team with the investors for the fast development and progress of the state. Green energy is the energy of future.. A 750 megawatt solar power plant, the biggest in the world, is being set up in Rewa with an investment of Rs. 4500 crore.
He urged the companies working in the field of green energy to invest in Madhya Pradesh. He said that state has worked excellently in the field of green energy.
Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla said that work done in the field of renewable energy during last few years is historic. He urged the investors to become a partner of the state in the field of green energy.
Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) Shri Harsh Singh, Chairman of the Energy Development Corporation Shri Vijendra Singh Sisodiya and the Chief Secretary Shri Antony D’sa were present on the occasion.
Principal Secretary New and renewable Energy Shri Manu Shrivastava gave a presentation on the works carried out in the field of renewable energy in the state till now.


M.P. to be made Happy State with the Help of Industrial Community
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 13, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh said that Madhya Pradesh is the most investor’s friendly state. The state will be made happy and progressive with the cooperation of the industrial community. New schemes have been implemented in the state to make youths enterprising.
A new scheme to assist talented students in education will be implemented from August 15, he added. Shri Chouhan was addressing the entrepreneurs to explore possibilities for investment in Madhya Pradesh at a seminar held at Mumbai today. The seminar was organized by the Industries Department in cooperation of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
Shri Chouhan deliberated in detail with the prominent industrialists about the investment in the state and invited them to attend the Global Investors Summit schedule to be held at Indore on 22-23 October. Shri Chouhan said that a very effective and transparent single window system has been established in the state to facilitate the investors.
Moreover, Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh is not a sick state now; it has become the most progressive state in the country. Whether it is growth rate or agriculture growth rate, Madhya Pradesh is moving forward in all fronts, he added.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan further said that a land bank has been established to set up industries and all the necessary infrastructure is in place for investment. Water, electricity, land and all the necessary arrangements have been made available for the industry.
Attractive policies have been made and investment has gained pace in the state due to friendly Industrial policy and investment favourable decisions. He added that a Happiness Ministry has been set up in the state. Spiritual peace is also must along with economic development.
Ministry for Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla said that progress of Madhya Pradesh is the talk of the entire country. Industry favourable atmosphere is available in the state. The Chief Secretary Shri Antony D’sa gave a presentation on industrial landscape and policies made in the favour of the investors.
Principal Secretary Industries Shri Mohammed Suleman underlined the possibilities of investment on the occasion. President West zone of CII Shri Sudhir Mehta presented the vote of thanks.


Govt. College to Open at Dhoolkoot of Burhanpur
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 12, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh besides distributing the assistance amount cheques to the beneficiaries has dedicated 3 construction works worth Rs. 1 crore 71 lakh in the tribal majority village Dhoolkoot of Burhanpur district. Shri Chouhan has announced to open government college at Dhoolkoot, two lane road from Aseergarh to Pandalya, construction of Community hall in tribal’s religious site Shiva Baba and upgradation of middle school level hostel to higher secondary school level in the village.
Shri Chouhan said that the state government is providing help to the tribal students for studies in IITs and IIMs. In near future the government will provide help to the poor students of all the sections including tribals for pursuing studies in Higher Education Institutions, he added.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated the new Pre-Metric Boys hostel worth Rs. 87 lakh, Kasturba Gandhi Girls Hostel costing Rs. 57 lakh and Homeopathic Clinic constructed at the cost of Rs. 27 lakh in Dhoolkoot. Shri Chouhan urged villagers to take pledge for cleanliness. Tribal Shri Takal Singh tied turban to honour the chief minister. Another tribal Shri Govind Barde presented bow and arrow to the C.M.
The agriculture department provided spray pumps to the beneficiaries whereas cheque worth Rs. 2 lakh was provided by the Antavyasayi samiti for setting up a tent house business. Gas connections under the Pradhanmantri Ujjawala Yojna, certificates under the Ladli Laxmi Yojna, pre school kit to aagngavadis workers for their laudable performance, forest lease pattas besides financial assistance cheques for construction of house under the Mukhyamantri Awas Mission and financial assistance cheques under the Vatsa- Palan Sahayta Yojna of the animal husbandry department were given to the beneficiaries.
The Member of the Parliament Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Chairman Jila Panchayat Smt. Gayatri Patidar and Mayor Anil Bhonsle were present on the occasion.


MP will be made no 1 state
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 12, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government wants 'collective efforts, inclusive growth'. He said Madhya Pradesh will be made number one state in the country by better implementation of schemes. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing Antoday Mela in village Navara of Khaknar block, Burhanpur district. He distributed different items and benefits worth Rs 8.75 crore to 5000 beneficiaries under different schemes.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that one lakh youths will be provided loan without guarantee every year for providing more and more job opportunities. He said that Madhya Pradesh is in better condition as compared to other states in electricity, road and drinking water availability. Shri Chouhan said that land rights (patta) will be given to rural people for house construction. He said a new bridge will be constructed on Tapti river near Dariyapur.
Rs five crore will be provided for road construction in Nepanagar. Two 50-seater hostels will constructed in Khaknar block headquarters each for scheduled tribe and scheduled caste students. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan handed over LPG connection to five beneficiaries under Ujjawala Yojana as taken.
In the programme, 531 LPG connections, items worth Rs 1.05 crore to 714 beneficiaries, social security pension to 113 pensioners, tractors to 527 beneficiaries under agriculture and horticulture departments schemes, fund for tissue culture and drip irrigation were given away to people.
Shri Chouhan dedicated a pre-metric hostel and government high school building in Mandwa. He also performed bhoomi-pujan for 12 construction works costing Rs 4.22 crore and two school buildings of costing Rs 5.64 crore. Member of Parliament Shri Nandkumar Chouhan also addressed the function. Panchayat representatives were present on the occasion.


Govt. Committed to uplift weaker, poor and proletariat class
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 11, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government would leave no stone unturned to uplift and serve poor people. It is committed to raise standard of life of the poor, the weaker and the proletariat class. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing block level Antyoday Mela in Dimarkhera of Katni district. The Chief Minister distributed different benefits worth Rs 1244 lakh to 56 thousand 776 beneficiaries, after performing bhoomi-pujan of developmental and construction works costing Rs 54 crore.
The Chief Minister announced the opening of college in Dimarkhera from the this month. Further, announcing lift irrigation scheme costing Rs 202 crore in the area, he said that the project will irrigate over 37,000 hectare land. The Chief Minister said that water will reach through pipeline from Bargi canal and irrigation will be carried out through drip method. On villagers' demand he asked district collector to build a playground at appropriate place. The Chief Minister asked to speed up development of industrial area in 1600 hectare in the region, on other public demand. He said lift irrigation scheme will be introduced in Mudwara and Bahoriband.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that each landless person will be given land ownership right to construct house. Total 20 thousand beneficiaries will get 'patta' rights in Dimarkhera. A new scheme is being launched from August 15 to facilitate education to talented children of weaker section. The children will be able to bring name and fame to their family by studying in medical colleges and IIT and contribute to state development as well. Nobody will be allowed to stop the progress of children of poor parents. Along with free books, uniform, scholarship, laptops are being given to students scoring 85 percent plus marks and free smart phone to each college student.
Every child should go to school
Chief Minister called upon public representatives, panchayat representatives and rural people to ensure that every child should go to school. Urging villagers for plantation, Shri Chouhan said that all should take out Tiranga Yatra to spread patriotism. He administered pledge to villagers to contribute in the development.
Children's demand fulfilled
The Chief Minister issued instructions to open a high school in Pipriya on children's demand.
District in-charge minister Shri Gyan Singh, Minister of State for small, micro and medium industries (independent charge) and Social Justice, Higher Education Shri Sanjay Pathak, MLA Moti Kashyap, Shri Sandip Jaiswal were present on the occasion.


Police drive continues against those who drinker drivers
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 11, 2016

The police drive started on August 5 across the state, is underway against those who drink and drive. Recommendations are being made to suspend driving lincences, along with imposing fine and action of issuing challan under the drive, started on the instructions of Minister of Home Affairs Shri Bhupendra Singh.
Total 3286 cases have been registered for driving in inebriated condition in the state. Drivers of 2864 two-wheeler, 187 four-wheeler, one bus, 21 trucks and 84 other vehicles were found in inebriated condition. Penalty to the tune of Rs 6,20, 101 was imposed on the drivers and recommendations were made to suspend licences of 415 drivers.
The zone wise break-up of the cases registered includes 341 cases in Bhopal, 190 cases in Gwalior, 62 cases in Chambal, 1010 cases in Indore, 598 cases in Ujjain, 309 cases in Jabalpur, 221 cases in Balaghat, 125 cases in Sagar, 93 cases in Rewa, 16 cases in Shahdol and 321 cases in Hoshangabad zone.
The police drive will continue on the instructions of the home minister Shri Bhupendra Singh. The minister Shri Singh has issued instructions to immidiatly suspend the licences of those who drink and drive.


PM Shri Modi given Warm Reception at Indore Airport
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 10, 2016

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was given warm reception at Indore Airport today.
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan , Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiyya, Home Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh,
Mayor Smt. Malini Gaur, Chairman M.P. Housing Board Shri Krishnamurari Moghe, Chiarman of Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani ,MLAs Sarvshri Mahendra Hardia, Manoj Patel,
Sushri Usha Thakur, Chairperson Jila Panchayat Sushri Kavita Patidar welcomed the Prime Minister at the airport.
Chief Secretary Shri Antony D’sa, DGP Shri Rrishi Kumar Shukla, Collector Shri P.Narhari, Police Superintendent Shri D. K. Chakrawarthy also welcomed the Prime Minister.


P.M. Shri Narendra Modi for Rebuilding India As Envisioned by Revolutionaries
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 10, 2016

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi exhorted the people to rebuild the nation as envisioned by revolutionaries. Launching the programmeYaad Karo Kurbani from Bhabra in Aalirajpur district - the birth place of Martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad today, he said that India is celebrating 75th year of Quit India Movement and 70 years of India's independence. This is an occasion to remember of martyrdom of revolutionaries, who made supreme sacrifice for the motherland. Shri Modi visited the birth place of Azad and paid tribute to him before addressing a huge public gathering.
Shri Modi said that India's freedom is attributed to supreme sacrifice of patriots. He said that every citizen should take a pledge to realise the vision of revolutionaries. Paying tribute to the great martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad he also remembered Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak. He said that it is a great honour to visit the birth place of Azad at Bhabhra which is like a pilgrimage. This place inspires to work more dedicatedly for the nation.
The Prime Minister said the citizens of free India have got a chance to live for the country and its progress. Citing example of how India is transforming, Shri Modi said that even after 70 years of Independence more than 18 thousand villages could not see electricity. Within a year, more than 50 percent of them are having electricity. He said that though much has been done in last 70 years but expected progress could not be made. He said that every citizen should resolve to work for the country. At least ensures that all children receive education.
Referring to situation in Kashmir, he said that Humanity, the Spirit of Kashmir and Democracy are the three fundamentals. Today Kashmir is enjoying freedom due to the sacrifice of great patriots who made a supreme sacrifice. Kashmir needs to touch the pinnacle of development. The youth need to have jobs. Kashmir will have all the cooperation for development.
Shri Modi appreciated the Jammu and Kashmir Government for smooth conduct of Amarnath pilgrimage saying that Kashmir needs peace, unity and harmony. He exhorted people to make Kashmir heaven on earth saying strongly that Humanity, the Spirit of Kashmir and Democracy would never allowed to be stained and path of democracy would always be pursued. The Prime Minister asked those resorting to weapons instead of books, laptops what have been the gains after sacrifice of the innocent lives. He said that there are some whom development is not tolerable. They prefer the paths leading to destruction. He appreciated the political parties for expressing solidarity on the issue of Kashmir saying that the unique oneness is the real strength of India. He said that this is the right time for India to touch new horizons.
Referring to Tiranga Yatra, Shri Modi said that the Tiranga unites the country and reminds the citizens of the sacrifices made by our martyrs.
Yaad Karo Kurbani will inspire youth - C.M. Shri Chouhan
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the August 9 marks 75th year of the Quit India movement and Kakori Conspiracy. Remembering the great revolutionaries, he said that only one stream is taught in history while the role of revolutinaries is seldom mentioned. He thanked the Prime Minister for launching the Yaad Karo Kurbani in memory of thousands of known and unknown revolutionaries who died for the mother nation. This will fill the spirit of patriotism among the youth. He said that Shri Modi has shown the new path of India's transformation and has inspired the citizens to live for the nation. He said that the places associated with he revolutionaries will be visited during the Tiranga Yatra to pay tribute to them.
Tiranga Yatra Launched
Shri Modi also flagged off Tiranga Yatra comprising 500 tribal youth. Earlier the Prime Minster was welcomed by the Chief Minister who offered him traditional turban. Memento portraying the spirit of freedom was also presented to the Prime Minister.
Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Antar Singh Arya gave a welcome speech. The BJP State president Shri Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan, Minister for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Shri Om Prakash Dhurvey, local MLAs and people in a large number were present. Minister of State for Cooperatives, Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Vishwas Sarang gave a vote of thanks.


Affected Farmers Get Relief for Crops Damaged by Natural Calamity in 2015
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 9, 2016

Natural calamity in 2015 damaged the Kharif Crops. During this period the state government took an important decision to convert Short term loan worth Rs. 5000 crore to Medium term loan. This decision benefitted about 10 lakh farmers.
The decision of the state government, which is always besides farmers in difficult times, is proved beneficial for the farmers.
It is notable that the farmers will not have to pay any interest for the change in the loan term. The medium term loan will be provided on zero percent interest to the affected farmers.
Two years repayment term has been fixed for the farmers whose crop was damaged between 33 to 50 percent. Whereas 3 years repayment term has been fixed for more than 50 percent damaged crop.
The decision has benefited 10 lakh 43 thousand 398 farmers, this include 8,444 of Jabalpur, 9,749 of Katni, 1,101 of Mandla, 11 thousand 69 of Balaghat, 22 thousand 521 of Chhindwara, 31 thousand 265 of Seoni, 5954 of of Narsinghpur, 23 thousand 711 of Sagar, 16 thousand 294 of Damoh, 5,819 of Panna, 9,771 of Tikamgarh, 46 thousand 424 of Chhatarpur,22 thousand 583 of Rewa, 18 thousand 906 of Satna, 3,052 of Sidhi, 2,657 of Singrauli, 9,773 of Shahdol, 5,151 of Anooppur, 5,725 of Umaria, 6,307 of Dindori, 37 thousand 558 of Indore, 24 thousand 279 of Dhar, 14 thousand 180 of Jhabua, 10 thousand 18 of Badwani, 39 thousand 53 of Khandwa, 66 thousand 827 of Sehore, 29 thousand 449 of Raisen, 53 thousand 53 of Vidisha, 39 thousand 71 of Rajgarh, 39 thousand 25 of Betul,13 thousand 315 of Harda, 17 thousand 616 of Hoshangabad, 45 thousand 700 of Ujjain, 39 thousand 413 of Ratlam, 82 thousand 395 of Mandsaur, 44 thousand 596 of Neemuch, 72 thousand 456 of Dewas, 42 thousand 664 of Shajapur, 27 thousand 339 of Agar-Malwa, 2,786 of Gwalior, 6,798 of Shivpuri, 8,995 of Guna, 335 of Datia, 4,274 of Bhind, 145 of Morena, 496 of Sheoprurkalan and 15 thousand 286 of Bhopal.


MP Now Power Surplus State
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 9, 2016

Madhya Pradesh is now one of the few states in the country, where non-agriculture consumers are getting 24-hours power. Ten-hour power supply is being made to agriculture consumers. Madhya Pradesh is now power surplus state.
The supply has registered 64 percent growth in the state in last five years. Total 6380 crore units electricity was supplied to consumers as per demand, last year and that was 12 percent more than the supply record of 2014-15.
In Rabi season alone, over 10,000 MW power was supplied. In the year 2003, the available electricity capacity was only 4673 and it is now 17,169 MW. Roadmap has been prepared for power supply till year 2022. Till this time, the capacity will be 22,513 MW.
The second phase of Shri Singaji Thermal Power Plant, which is super critical technology project of MP Genco with capacity of 2x660 MW, is being developed by L & T Company.
The first phase will be complete in 2018 and second in November 2018, with commissioning. The process is already underway to convert five lakh temporary agriculture pump connections into permanent ones.
Remarkable achievement in field of renewable energy
The state has registered remarkable achievement in the field of renewable energy. The sector has recorded growth of 2670 MW in last three years. Now, total capacity is 3107 MW in renewable energy in Madhya Pradesh.
Last year, projects of 1580 MW capacity were installed in renewable energy sector and that was the highest one and one fourth of total capacity in renewable energy in the country. Solar plants of 750 MW capacity are being installed in Rewa district. The work is on. The power from the plants will be provided to state as well as for Delhi metro.


My Every Breath dedicated to Citizens’ Welfare and Development of State
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 8, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he is committed towards welfare and happiness of the citizens of Madhya Pradesh till his last breath. I have been working continuously since the last 11 years as a Sevak of the public. He further added that people should also come forward for the welfare of the state. There is no difference between a girl or a boy child and we must pay attention towards the education of the children. Besides, he mentioned that we should undertake plantations and should become an important part of Swachchta Abhiyan of the Prime Minister. CM Shri Chouhan expressed his views during the block level Antodaya Mela at Janpad Mukhlaya Kotma of Anooppur district today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that youths should not be worried about the jobs, insteadthey become entrepreneurs and provide employment to others. An initiative has been taken to establish new industrial area in Kadamtola of Anooppur district in this regard. A sum of Rs. 229 lakh has been approved for the same. He said that a loan of Rs. 10 to 50 lakh is given to set up an industry under the Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojna and similarly a loan of Rs. 10 lakh to 10 crore is provided to the youths under the Yuva Udhyami Yojna under the state government’s guarantee. Also, training and guidance are provided to them.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that free books, cycles, uniforms, hostel facilities and scholarships are provided to the children. Benefit under the Gaon ki beti Yojan is provided on scoring 60 percent marks in higher secondary examination, laptop to the students securing over 85 percent marks and smart phone is given to the students pursuing college studies.
Moreover, a scheme will be implemented from August 15 to bear all the education expenses of the meritorious students of poor section getting enrolled in the esteemed medical and engineering institutions. Students of all the sections of the society will be benefitted under the scheme. He said that several scheme have been started for the empowerment of the women in the state. 50 percent reservation in urban bodies, 33 percent reservation in the government jobs excluding forest and 50 percent reservation in teachers appointments have been made in the state.
Shri Chouhan said that mahayagya for the welfare of the farmers will be continued. Facilities of agriculture loans on zero percent, subsidy on farm equipments, expansion of irrigation facilities, purchase of farmers’ produce by the government, crop insurance and others are being provided to the farmers. He directed the district officials to redress the public grievances making 15-20 clusters through Lok Kalyan camps. Shri Chouhan also directed the commissioner Shadol division to prepare and implement a new model for the wages under the MGREGA.
Slew of development schemes for Kotma
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made announcement as regard to construction of houses worth Rs. 40 crore for poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas yojna and arrangement for drainage system in Kotma town. Further, announcement for conducting PG classes in Kotma College from the next session was made on the occasion.
Benefit certificates worth 15 crore 14 lakh distributed
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also distributed the benefit certificates worth Rs. 15 crore 14 lakh to 10 thousand 684 beneficiaries on the occasion.


Not King, I am Sevak of Citizens: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 8, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that I am not a King I am a Sevak of the citizens. I am visiting villages to apprised myself about grievances of the people and its redressal. I will become part of their pain and happiness and will give new dimension to the development of the state. It has been decided by the state government that every individual born in Madhya Pradesh must have their own home and a piece of a land. The government is making efforts in this direction.
Shri Chouhan further added that a special campaign is being implemented to provide permanent lease to the people of poor and weaker section who have built houses on the government land and living there since last so many years. Also, Vanadhikaar Pattas are being distributed in Madhya Pradesh. Regular efforts are being taken in the direction to develop infrastructure besides expansion of trade & business and industrial development in the state. He said that all the citizens should come forward to contribute and cooperate in the development. Also, all possible help will be provided for the development of Jaithari Nagar panchayat.
Priority to bring Happiness and Change in the life of Citizens
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that it is his priority to bring change and happiness in the life of the people. The poor and weaker section of the society will taste happiness in the state and they also march towards the progress and development by being aware. The state government is providing food grains at the rate of Re. 1 per k.g. to the people belonging to the poor and weaker section of the society.
Shri Chouhan Given Many Sops in “Jan Darshan”
Shri Chouhan participated in Jan Darshan in various villages in Anooppur district on Saturday. Warm reception was given to Shri Chouhan by the villagers. Around 25 villages were covered by Shri Chouhan under the Jan Darshan programme. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made announcement about construction of bridge at Cholna – Pador road, community bhavan in village Cholna.
He directed to examine lift irrigation scheme and possibility of construction of irrigation dam on Gujar Nala. During his visit to village Pondi-Chondi, he made announcement regarding construction of Pondi-Chondi- Shikarpur road and additional classroom in the school. He further instructed the officials for organizing a public welfare camp to add name of people in the BPL list. Shri Chouhan also announced establishment of ITI training center in village Badra besides conducting of block offices in village Badra.


Development and Mainstreaming of Poor Families Is Govt.s Top Priority - C.M.Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 6, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that it is the top priority of the government to bring into the mainstream all those who have remained deprived of economic development. He said that no one will remain deprived. Shri Chouhan was laying foundation of sanctioned development works worth Rs. 35 crore 45 lakh in Umaria today.
The Chief Minister said that Rs 50 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of housing units for at least 500 poor families in Umaria. He said that over 42 thousand poor families occupying lands for years have been made land owner by giving them land lease.
The next step is to facilitate them from well-constructed houses. He announced to construct fully equipped Town Hall at Umaria and stadium at Loharganj. Further, he added that the upgradtion of Graduation College to P.G. College will be done in the next academic session.
The Chief Minister urged the tribal families to ensure that their children are educated and the youth take advantage of a number of schemes launched for them. They can start their own business taking multiple benefits.
The Chief Minister said that Krishi Upaj Mandi will have to leave possession in favour of the poor families on such pieces of land occupied by them for long.
Minister in-charge for Umaria district Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Minister for SC and ST Welfare Shri Gyan Singh were present.
Barbspur To Be sub-tehsil
The Chief Minister addressing a public gathering at Barbaspur said that it will soon become sub tehsil and Saraswahi will have a higher secondary school from the next academic session.
The Chief Minister said that 191 tribal families of Barbspur will be given the land ownership titles. He distributed land titles to Shri Premlal, Ram Lal Babu, Sukku, Tillu. Shri Chouhan honoured the family of BSF Jawan Satyendra Singh who laid his life for the nation.


Shahdol To Have Best University of Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 6, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that best University of Madhya Pradesh will be made in Shahdol Division. High level laboratory, library, stadium and sports facilities will be developed in the university. CM Shri Chouhan said this while distributing smart phone to the students in Shahdol, today. He also gave lap top to the girl student Kajal Soni and Ankit Verma who secured positions in the merit list of class 12.
Shri Chouhan said that fees of the talented children will be borne by the state government. He laid foundation stone of Engineering College being built with a cost of Rs. 34 crore in Chhatwai gram panchayat of Suhagpur block of Shahdol district. He further mentioned that now many students of this tribal belt will get a chance for higher studies.
CM Shri Chouhan visits many villages under Jan Darshan
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan visited many villages of Shahdol district under the Jan Darshan programme, today. While listening to the grievances of the villagers, Shri Chouhan advised villagers to plant trees in the agriculture field and construction of toilet at home. He said that now pension will be distributed in gram pancahyat bhavan among the beneficiaries on 10th of every month. He directed the officials to pay a sum of Rs. 1 lakh as an economic assistance to the tribal woman Pratima Baiga whose son died young. On the occasion, villagers apprised Shri Chouhan about electricity and other problems. He directed the Commissioner and the District Collector to coordinate as regard to remaining wages under MGNRGA.
Shri Chouhan reviewed the progress of the government schemes implemented in Shahdol during the meeting with the officers. He instructed the officials to conduct a special drive regarding permanent lease to the villagers who are in possession of government land since long. He also visited other villages around Gram Khatoli. He directed the officials to hold public grievances redressal camp on August 7 at Khatoli.
Dedication of Gohparu Tahsil Bhavan
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated the new constructed building of tahsil bhavan in Gohparu today. He also advised the officials to perform their duties with utmost dedication. The programme was also addressed by Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya, Minister Incharge Shri Rajendra Shukla, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah. The chairperson SC-ST Commission Shri Narendra Maravi, MLA Smt. Pramila Singh and former Minister and MLA Shri Jaisingh Maravi were present on the occasion.


Patta to land holders
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 4, 2016

Cash payment of social security pension under 'Apki Pension, Apke Dwar' Yojana
CM Shri Chouhan participates in Antodaya Mela and Jandarshan programme at Damheri in Anuppur

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that land holders occupying land upto december 2006 will be given 'patta'. Social Security Pension amount will be paid in cash under 'Apki Pension, Apke Dwar' Yojana. He said, government servants will be terminated from the job, if they snatch other's rights and are indulged in corruption.
Shri Chouhan was addressing Antoday Mela and Jandarshan progamme in Damheri village of Anuppur district today.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that land under possession of forest dwellers will not be taken back. Instead, they will be provided financial assistance for construction of house with patta. He said the Government will also provide patta to those who are holding land upto december 2006. The chief minister said, 2.16 lakh people have been provided patta so far.
The Chief Minister said that, pension under 'Apki Pension, Apke Dwar' scheme will be paid every month. Mobile banking facility will be launched for it. This facility will start from August 10 in Anuppur district. He said, rules related with payment under MANREGA, Social Security Pension and others will be simplified.
Chief Minister said camps will be held for resolving of pending cases in banks under self employment scheme. Intensive plantation drive will begin along the sides of Narmada river in November under Namami Devi Narmada programme. It will be started from Amarkantak.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked government staff to ensure benefits of the government schemes to public. No dereliction will be tolerated in this regard. Stringent punishment will be given in case of any irregularity in Rupee One kg Ration scheme to poorer. The Chief Minister distributed benefits worth Rs 23 crore 30 lakh to 2100 beneficiaries.


C.M. Shri Chouhan Releases Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojana Guide
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 4, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan released a mini guide of Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojana at Mantralaya Minister of State for Cooperatives (independent charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang was also present.
MOS Shri Vishwas Sarang informed that Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Bank has compiled all the pilot points for sucessful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and published as a guide for easy access to the employees of co-operative banks and primary agriculture co-operative societies.


Give Serious Note to Public Grievances Redressal
Bhopal:MMNN: August 3, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that public grievances should be redressed with the utmost seriousness. In case of receipt of any kind of irregularities, a strict action will be taken against the irresponsible government servants. He was deliberating with the officers in the programme Samadhan online, today. CM Shri Chouhan gave instructions as regard to the suspension of the present District Collector of Katni Shri Prakash Jangre, 3 Deputy Director of the agriculture department posted at Seoni district since 2010 namely Shri K.S. Tekamm Shri S.K.Dhurve and Shri P.D.Sarathe for not giving serious note to the public grievances. Also, in the series, the Municipal Commissioner of Ratlam Shri Somnath Jharia has been transferred with immediate effect.
The Minister for Panchayat and Gramin Vikas Shri Gopal Bhargava, Minister for Forest Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Public Health and Family Wealfare Minister Shri Rustam Singh,Minister for Animal husbandry Shri Antar Singh Arya, Minister for School Education Shri Kunwar Vijay Shah,Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta, Minister of state for technical Education and skill development Shri Deepak Joshi, Minister of state for co-operative Shri Vishwas Sarang and Chief Secretary Shri Antony D'sa and Principal Secretaries of the concerned departments were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed the redressal of the complaints received in samadhan online and enquired about the efforts made for the redressal of the grievances. He further mentioned that he is unhappy with the present position of redressal system and effective measures should be adopted in the cases. If there is any need to change the system, steps should be taken to correct the same. He also showed unhappiness towards the delay in pension distribution under the social security scheme and delay of wages under the MGNREGA . He said that the arrangements of advance technology, FTO direct bank transfer are for the help of the poor, if it is proving obstacle to provide the rights to the poor, efforts should be made to change them. Shri Chouhan directed the officers to studies the new initiatives undertaken in Shahdol for pension distribution.
Shri Chouhan said that corruption will not be tolerated at any cost and officers should take strict action in such cases. Criminal cases should be filed against the culprits. The officers of the concerned departments will be held responsible if no action is taken at the district level. He also advised the officers to do continuous inspection and use their rights for the benefit of the people. Shri Chouhan also directed the officers to monitor the seasonal diseases and arrangements of drinking water.
The CM Shri Chouhan emphasized to bring the transparency in the administrative arrangements. He instructs the officers to hold regular direct dialogues, besides gave instruction as regard to distribution of the benefits among the beneficiaries of various schemes. Shri Chouhan mentioned to ensure participation of Minister Incharge, MP, MLA in the programmes. He said clearly to the DG Police and superintendent of Police to move the incapable officers from the field who are not capable of restoring Law and Order. 13 grievances of the applicants of verious districts were redressed during samadhan online.


CM Shri Chouhan for bearing educational expenses of talented girls
Bhopal:MMNN: August 3, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government will bear all educational expenses of talented daughters on taking admisssion in medical, engineering courses or joining IIT or IIM like institutions if their parents are not income tax payee.There would be 33 percent reservation for girls in government jobs he added.
Shri Chouhan was distributing the maiden Ladli Laxmi Scholarship to eligible daughters who have joined sixth standard.
Minister for Women and Child Development Smt Archana Chitnis presided over the function at CM House here today.
Forest Minister Dr. Gauri Shankar Shejwar , School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Agriculture Minister Shri Gauri Shankar Bisen, Minister of State for Tribal Welfare Shri Gyan Singh, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Smt Lalita Yadav, Former Chief Minister Shri Kailash Joshi, Minister of state for Renewable Energy Shri Harsh Singh and parents of Ladli Laxmi were present.
The Chief Minister said that a long cherished dream has come true today. Today accounts of Ladli Laxmi beneficiaries have Rs 6900 crore. They will get Rs 27 thousand 640 crore when they turn 21 years of age. He said that a number of schemes have been launched for advancement of girls. They are coming forward in all fields. He said that the nation will march faster when girls assume leading positions in society.
The state government will support them on every front. He urged them to participate in PM's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao drive. He said that the Ladli Laxmi Yojana has brought fame to Madhya Pradesh in the world.
Smt. Archana Chitnis said that the Ladli Laxmi Yojana has received an overwhelming response from across the nation. The situation has changed today. Girl child is welcome in families.
Minister for School Education Shri Vijay Shah stressed on discharging collective responsibility to ensure that no student is dropped out of school. Minister of State for Women and Child Development Smt. Lalita Yadav said that maximum benefits will be ensured to the deserving women under Department's innovative programmes.
The Chief Minister released a brochure on nutrition drive. He also distributed seeds and plants of drumpipes. He visited an exhibition on the subject. Principal Secretary Women and Child Department Shri J N Kansotia gave a welcome speech. Commissioner Women and Child Development Smt. Pushplata Singh, Commissioner Women's Empowerment Smt. Jayshree Kiyawat were present.


Hospital will give a new identity to Vindhya – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: August 2, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said that the super specialty hospital being opened in Vindhya will give a new identity to the region and people of Rewa, Shahdol and bordering areas of Uttar Pradesh will get quality health care services. He said that providing better health services was the commitment of his government which was also making efforts to provide medicines to cancer patients free of cost. Chief Minister participated in foundation laying ceremony of super specialty hospital through Tele conferencing. Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Phaggan Singh Kulaste and States Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla were also present.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that specialist doctors and latest health facilities would be available at the super specialty hospital which will prove to be a milestone. Rewa was fast moving towards becoming a MAHANAGAR. Vindhya is full of resources. Now people of Vindhya will not be allowed to remain in poverty. Water from Bargi will also be provided soon in the region. Chouhan hoped that if people and the government will work in tandem for the development and success of people welfare schemes, the day was not far off when Rewa would be included in the best cities of the World. He also took a pledge from the people that they will work in tandem with the government.
The Chief Minister said that it was necessary for an educated and developed Madhya Pradesh that every child goes to school. School going children are being provided free books and scholarships. Soon cycles will also be provided to them. The government was preparing a scheme so that no child is devoid of education because of inability to pay school fees. He said that Girl child is the future of state and congratulated for an increased number of girl child taking birth in Rewa hospital. He also congratulated for effective implementation of PNBT Act in the district.
Chouhan said that he waited for two hours at the state hanger for weather clearance to fly to Rewa before deciding to participate in the function through tele-conferencing so that the hospital construction work was not delayed.
Union Minister Shri Kulaste said that the super specialty hospital would be on the lines of super specialty model of AIIMS so that the people of Vindhya get latest and quality life saving health care. He said that the Union government was making efforts to provide best health services under National health mission. He said super specialty hospitals would also be opened in Gwalior and Jabalpur Medical colleges at the cost of Rs. 150 crore each.
Minister Shri Shukla said that better health facilities would be available through the upcoming hospital and people will not have to go out for treatment of critically ill patients.
While HSDC Director Shri SK Jain delivered the welcome address, Health Education Commissioner Dr. GS Patel proposed a vote of thanks. Rewa MP Shri Janardan Mishra, MLA Shri Narayan Tripathi, Shrimati Sheela Tyagi and Mayor Mrs.. Mamta Gupta and a large number of people were present on the occasion. distribution of the balance of the relief amount of Rs. 18 crores 28 lakhs have been given by Shri Vishwas Sarang to the officials, which is pending due to various reasons.


Infrastructure development underway in 20 new industrial areas in State
Bhopal:MMNN: August 2, 2016

Infrastructure development is underway in 20 new industrial areas for promotion of industries in the State, under seven Aaudyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam (AKVN). A total of Rs 600 crore will be spent on infrastructure works like water, electricity supply and approach roads in these areas.
One thousand hectare land will be developed in the selected 20 new industrial areas. Around 1000 plots are being developed there. The works are in progress in AKVN, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Rewa and Sagar.
In all, 894 hectare land was developed last year in ten industrial areas by AKVNs. This year, 1998 plots were developed for industries by spending Rs 520 crore on infrastructure. In the year 2014-15, total 603 plots were developed in six industrial areas by spending Rs 350 crore on infrastructure.


More than Rs. 1957 crores deposited in Bank accounts of Drought affected Farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: August 1, 2016

A sum of Rs. 1957 crores has been deposited as a drought relief in the bank accounts of the farmers through co-operative banks in 32 districts of the State. The Minister of State for Co-Operatives (Independent charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang has informed in this regard.
Shri Vishwas Sarang also informed that a sum of Rs. 1975 crores 76 lakhs has been provided by the State Government to the State Co-operative banks and societies for the affected farmers and a sum of Rs. 1957 crores 15 lakhs has been distributed. Also, distribution work has been carried out on war footing.
It is to be noted that 22 crores 65 lakhs in Katni, 21 lakhs in Balaghat, 64 crores 65 lakhs in Seoni, 14 crores in Narsinghpur, 130 crores 36 lakhs in in Sagar, 119 crores 65 lakhs in Damoh, 49 Crores in 86 lakhs in Panna, 115 crores 18 lakhs in Chhhatarpur have been deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers. Also, 44 crores 64 lakhs in Tikamgarh, 37 crores 76 lakhs in Rewa, 115 crores 92 lakhs in Satna, 89 lakhs in Sidhi, 35 crores 75 lakhs in Jhabua, 35 crores 78 lakhs in Alirajpur, 55 crores 48 lakhs in in Khargone, 10 crores 99 lakhs in Ujjain, 102 crores in Neemuch, 221 crores 7 lakhs in Dewas, 187 crores 96 lakhs in in Shajapuri, 108 crores 46 lakhs in in Agar- Malwa, 45 lakhs in Gwalior, 54 crores 51 lakhs in Shivpuri, 29 crores in 27 lakhs in Guna, 83 lakhs in Ashoknagar, 8 crores 70 lakhs in Morena, 74 crores 91 lakhs in Bhopal, 13 crores 54 lakhs in Sehore, 24 crores 28 lakhs in Raisen, 263 crores 88 lakhs in Vidisha, 12 crores 9 lakh in Rajgarh, 1 crore 37 lakhs in Betul and 9 lakhs in Hoshangabad have been deposited in the bank accounts of the affected farmers.
Instructions as regard to immediate distribution of the balance of the relief amount of Rs. 18 crores 28 lakhs have been given by Shri Vishwas Sarang to the officials, which is pending due to various reasons.


DR. Narottam Mishra reaches Datia to review arrangements
Bhopal:MMNN: August 1, 2016

Dr. Narottam Mishra, the Minister for Public Relations,
Water Resources and Legislative Affairs reached Datia today.
He reviewed the arrangements being made for Paarthiv Shivling Nirmaan Anushtaan programme,
which will be held in Datia Stadium from 5 to August 11, 2016.


On the Directives of Home Minister Special campaign against illicit sale of liquor
Bhopal:MMNN: July 30, 2016

Under the special campaign against the illicit sale of liquor carried out across the state action has been taken against 12,506 persons and 688 contractors in 11,575 cases of illicit sale of liquor registered till July 27. Besides One lakh 519 litres of liquor has been seized during the campaign carried out on the directives of Home Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh. The campaign started by the police on July 15 will continue upto July 31.
During the campaign, maximum number of 1544 cases were registered in Rewa Zone where action was taken against 1555 persons and seven contractors and 8321 litres of liquor seized, in Ujjain zone 1453 cases were registered, action was taken against 1620 persons and 143 contractors and 9174 litres of liquor seized, in Indore zone 1416 cases were registered, action was taken against 1456 persons and 144 contractors and 21,552 litres of liquor seized, in Bhopal zone 1067 cases were registered, action was taken against 1084 persons and one contractors and 10,665 litres of liquor seized.In Sagar zone 1035 cases were registered, action was taken against 1204 persons and 87 contractors and 7001 litres of liquor seized.
Similarly, in Chambal zone 990 cases were registered, action was taken against 1112 persons and 162 contractors and 6906 litres of liquor seized. In Shahadol zone 987 cases were registered, action was taken against 1000 persons and four contractors (shopkeepers) and 5912 litres of liquor seized. In Jabalpur zone 959 cases were registered, action was taken against 1054 persons and 32 contractors and 8423 litres of liquor seized.
During the special campaign in Hoshangabad zone 946 cases were registered, action was taken against 1095 persons and 14 contractors and 4637 litres of liquor seized. In Gwalior zone 899 cases were registered, action was taken against 1042 persons and 94 contractors and 7224 litres of liquor seized. In Balaghat zone 263 cases were registered, action was taken against 268 persons and 10,586 litres of liquor seized. In the Rail zone 16 cases were registered, action was taken against 16 persons and 118 litres of liquor seized.


Forest Deptt. to Cooperate in Forest Dwellers Health Safety
Bhopal:MMNN: July 30, 2016

The Minister for Forests, Dr. Gauri Shanker Shejwar awarded forest personnels for their outstanding duty performance at a function organised at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve to mark the Internation Tiger Day. Addressing the gather he said that now forest department would cooperate with Health department to protect health of people living in core and buffer zones of tiger reserve. The function focussed on Tiger Conservation held by Eco development and tendu leaf committees in cooperation with the local people. MLA Sushri Meena Singh, Field Director Shri K. Raman and Joint Director Shri K.P. Bangad were also on the occasion.
Umaria Tendu Leaf Gets best price
The Forest Minister informed that due to best quality tendu leaf from Umaria has generated best rates and leaf collector are being distributed with better bonus amount. Tendu leaf collectors are provided with bonus amounting to Rs. 58 crore this year of which 80 percent has already been paid, he added. Eco Development Societies would be granted Rs. two crore each to carry outdevelopment works in their respective areas.
Forest Committees To Get Powers
Dr. Shejwar said that alike gram panchyats powers would be delegated to forest committees too. It would enable them to carry out forest protection and conservation works in a better way. He said Aunganwadi Bhawan will be built in Tiger Reserve where forest employee would take care of nutritions food distribution and health monitoring.
Populations of Tiger and wild Animals increases
Dr. Shejwar said that the care being taken by village forest committee, villalge safty committee and eco committee has resulted into better tiger and wild animals population. There number is gradully increasing tiger earmarks has own teritory and any other tiger's entry leads to sometimes deadly fights. To make a check on territional and Tiger - man conflict, corridor is being forepared between national parks.
Forest Guards to Get Promotion
Dr. Shejwar said that now forest Guard will be promoted as forester in 10 yesrs instead of 12 years. He tendu leaf collection amount has also been increased handsomely. About 32 lakh tendu leaf collectors have been covered under insurance scheme. Now in accidental cases compersation of Rs. One lakh is given instead of Rs. 25 thousand. Similary a provison of Rs. 20 thousand has been made in lieu of Rs. 5000 in natural death cases.


State govt. committed to the development of weaker sections
Bhopal:MMNN: July 29, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the State government is committed to the development of weaker sections. Appreciating Gurjar Samaaj, he said that those belonging to it were diligent. Shri Chouhan was addressing a large number of Gurjar Samaaj members at his residence. They had come to accord a warm welcome and thank the Chief Minister for initiating measures for their welfare. Representatives of Gurjaar Samaaj from all the districts of the state were present on the occasion.
Health Minister Shri Rustam Singh said that the state was developing rapidly under the stewardship of the Chief Minister. Growth rate was much more as compared to other states. The state today also leads in Agricultural sector.
The members of Gurjar Samaaj accorded welcome to the Chief Minister by garlanding him with a huge garland. Shri Chouhan also released “Gurjar Chetna” on the occasion.
The National president of the All India Gurjar Mahasabha Shri Yashveer Singh, Executive President Shri Jileram, MLA and State President Shri Ramkishore Dogne, former MLA Shri Jodharam Gurjar besides Shri Gyan Singh Gurjar and Rajgarh Jila Panchayat President Mrs. Gayatri Gurjar were present on the occasion.


Cooperation of ruling and oppositian party is necessary in democracy
Bhopal:MMNN: July 29, 2016

Premises of Madhya Pradesh Assembly was mesmerised with the presence and blessings of Acharya Shri Vidhya Sagar Ji Maharaj. Both the representatives of the ruling party and opposition were spell bound by the sermon of Acharya Vidhya Sagarji Maharaj.
It may be mentioned that on special invitation given by Vidhan Sabha Speaker and Chif Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan Vidhya Sagarji Maharaj along with his spiritual team of 38 Munis visited Vidhan Sabha for Divya Deshna' programme. Maharaj ji is on his chaturmas tour to capital.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Shri Sitasharan Sharma, Deputy Speaker Shri Rajendra Singh, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Leader of Opposition Shri Bala Bachhan, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, PWD Minister Shri Rampal Singh and other member of Cabinet received Munishri at Vidhan Sabha. Vidhan Sabha Speaker and Chief Minister welcomed the Saints presenting Shrifal and urged to address the discourse. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that knowledge always enlightens people working in Social Life to do better work for the benefit of common man. A large number of followers were present.

Acharya Vidhya Sagar Ji said that

Assembly is a pious place where legislation and a nation is build. Ruling and opposition parties should only think of nations benefit. The ultimate goal is people's welfare.
After election both the ruling and opposition party should work for country, State and peoples welfare. Resulting is being democracy prosperous and country will march ahead. Coopertion of both the party is necessary in democracy to fly high. The citizens are priceless treasure and to safe guard them is the duty of the legislature.

Deep strong roots always strenghting the trees.

The flow of Dharma is not automatic, it has to spread effortfully. Accumulation of funds should only be for the public distribution. Indian distribution system should be reformed.

Education and medical facilities should be inproved further. Both are must stay away from commercialisation. Save student from being physically and mentally ill.

History is being ignored. Identify your pride and revitalize history again. Arcuse selfesteem in our minds.

Not only west, India is also enriched with the knowledge of science. Old India is enriched with the knowledge of all kind.

Education system should be based on mother tongue. English is not bad, can be read as language but teaching and speech is best in our mother tongue. Exellency is proved only in mother tongue.

CM Shri Chouhan deserves praise for setting up of Atal Bihari Hindi University.

The progress in last 70 years in not enough yet while it was possible. Madhya Pradesh is the centre point of the country. It can prove the refining point of the country. Both ruling and opposition party have to work together for development and prosperity.

No other country is as prosper as India in a democratic way.

India has inclusive culture and the rich heritage of non violence. Ignorance to this results negativity and alienates from the route of duties. Only culture is the element which links the society.


House for all is state governments aim
Bhopal:MMNN: July 28, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that house for all is our aim. The state government is distributing plots of land on which houses will be constructed. He said that along with houses for people, housing scheme for public representatives is also a laudable initiative. Shri Chouhan was addressing foundation laying ceremony of MPs and MLAs housing project Rachna Towers here today.
The Chief Minister said that the way public representatives' lives are projected is not true. Their powers and achievements are discussed, but their hard work and dedications is not highlighted. It is unimaginable as to how much hard work public representatives undertake for public welfare day in and day out. Due to this, their personal life comes to naught.
They lose sleeps in the night and relief in the day. The Chief Minister said that it is highly painful that there are some public representatives that when they retire even facilities of treatment become difficult for them. Life becomes a burden. Through this project, public representatives will get a good accommodation at Bhopal. It is very pleasant that land for the project has not been developed by displacing others' houses, but through better rehabilitation. He said that the project, which was pending for long, should now be completed within prescribed time-limit.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma said that the project will provide housing facility to public representatives at Bhopal. Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang proposed a vote of thanks. He said that efforts would be made to complete the project within time-limit with quality.
Welcome address was delivered by Vidhan Sabha Housing Committee's President Shri Yashpal Singh Sisodiya. Vidhan Sabha Principal Secretary Shri A.P. Singh informed that 8 towers of 10 storeys each will be constructed. At the outset, the Chief Minister laid foundation of project by pressing a button.
Vidhan Sabha Deputy Chairman Dr. Rajendra Singh, Panchayats & Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bharagava, Parliamentary Affairs and Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister of State for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav, Leader of Opposition Shri Bala Bachchan, existing and former MLAs and MPs were present on the occasion.


Constraint of money for education of talented children to end
Bhopal:MMNN: July 28, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that efforts are being made to end constraint of money for education of talented children. Efforts are afoot to ensure that talented children of any cast or creed are not deprived of education due to fee being high.
Shri Chouhan was addressing talented students from Bijawar development block of Chhatarpur district at Vidhan Sabha here today. MLA Shri Pushpendra Nath Pathak was also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that higher fee is need in higher education. Several students were unable to bear this fee due to poor economic condition of family. Now, a scheme has been chalked out to ensure that the government will bear fee of such students so that they are not deprived of education and the students repay this amount after getting jobs easily.
He said that constant efforts and dedication are keys to success.
Quoting Shri Vivekananda, he informed that a person is storehouse of unending powers. He can do whatever he wishes. Shri Chouhan said that children should make use of their maximum talents. They should make such efforts which ensure welfare of state, country and world. He wished the children bright future.
Over 50 students having secured more than 80 marks belonging to Bijawar's Government School for Excellence, Government Girls School and Government Model School were present on the occasion.


Singapore to be partner country in GIS
Bhopal:MMNN: July 27, 2016

Singaporean Consul General Shri Ajit Singh met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Vidhan Sabha today. He informed that Singapore will take part as partner country in Global Investors Summit to be held in October. Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa was also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that ties between Singapore and Madhya Pradesh should be improved further. Singapore should send industrial delegation for GIS. Singapore has witnessed remarkable development in several specialised sectors.
Delegation of young Singaporean leaders should come on study tour of Madhya Pradesh to study state's progress. Representatives of good companies should be included in the delegation from Singapore for GIS.
Consul General Shri Ajit Singh said that Singapore sees Madhya Pradesh as an attractive investment destination. His country's delegation will take part in GIS with full preparations. Madhya Pradesh has registered remarakable progress in all sectors during previous years.
Principal Secretary Commerce & Industries Shri Mohammad Suleman, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra and TRIFAC's Additional MD Shri V. Kiran Kumar were also present.


State Govt. to bear tuition fee of talented students of all sections from August 15
Bhopal:MMNN: July 27, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that from August 15, 2016 the state government will bear tuition fee of talented students of all sections in the state in the higher education institutions. He said that the government would not allow economic backwardness to impede education. Shri Chouhan was launching Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and Aawas Mission at Shahganj in Sehore district today. He distributed 2218 gas connections and 1438 housing pattas.
PWD Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Marketing Federation's Chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Forest Development Corporation's Chairman Shri Guru Prasad Sharma, State Warehousing Corporation's Chairman Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput and Minor Forest Produce Federation's Chairman Shri Ram Narayan Sahu were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that Ujjwala Yojana launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will help women, especially in rural areas to get rid of smoke. He said that this scheme will turn out to be milestone for women's health and forest conservation. He said that benefit of the scheme will be extended to every eligible family in the state during next 3 years. He said that no family in the state will remain houseless by year 2022.
Launching Pradhan Mantri Shahari Aawas Mission at Shahganj, the Chief Minister laid foundation stones for construction of 563 houses costing Rs. 24 crore 35 lakh. The Chief Minister also laid foundation stones for development works costing Rs. 9 crore 37 lakh.
He dedicated construction of Siyagahan piped water supply scheme costing Rs. 21 lakh 50 thousand. On girl students' demand, the Chief Minister announced opening of science faculty in Shahganj College. He gave away letter of citation for excellent performance under Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan to Nagar Parishad's CMO Shri Ramanuj Mishra.


Complete construction of trauma centre and hospital buildings within time-limit
Bhopal:MMNN: July 25, 2016

Public Health and Family Welfare Minister has directed to complete construction of trauma centre and hospital buildings within time-limit. About 900 works are going on for construction and repairs of trauma centre and hospital buildings in 45 districts of the state.
Shri Singh directed to prescribed norms to construct hospital buildings keeping in view technical aspects, convenience of patients etc and construction should be undertaken accordingly so that time is not wasted in alterations. Health Minister Shri Rustam Singh was reviewing departmental activities here today.
Minister of State for Health Shri Sharad Jain said that the hospital having surplus doctors should send such doctors to the hospitals with less physicians.
Discussions were held in the meeting on filling vacancies of doctors and paramedical staff in government hospitals, upgradation of health centres, disposal of bio-waste of hospitals, availability of Janani Express and 108 vehicles especially in Rural areas, sanitation, distribution of medicines in hospitals etc.
Principal Secretary Medical Education, Public Health and Family Welfare Smt. Gauri Singh, Health Commissioner Smt. Deepali Rastogi, Mission Director NHM Shri Kiran Gopal, Secretary Health Smt. Suraj Damor, Director Dr. K.L. Sahu, Director Dr. B.N. Chouhan, Director Dr. K.K. Thassu and Chief Engineer Shri Katare also attended the meeting.


60 families lighten up their houses by paying outstanding dues in Bhind district
Bhopal:MMNN: July 25, 2016

Shri Rambabu Sanwla at Sadar Bazar, Gohad in Bhind district had to be deprived of electricity due to outstanding electricity bill dues. Now, he visited complaint redressal camp at police station level at Gohad, deposited bill dues amounting to Rs. 9,721 and got his house lighten up again. All his family members are happy with return of electricity.
Such happiness has also been shared by 60 other families of Ater, Gohad, Lahar and Bhind. Lashkar Road resident Shri Vipin Sharma deposited Rs. 5,036, Shri Ram Naresh Rajawat of Basediya Nagar Rs. 9,755, Shri Ramesh Singh of Meera Colony Rs. 18 thousand 505, Shri Laxmi Singh of Saraswati Nagar Rs. 12 thousand 590 and Shri Bhanwar Singh Yadav deposited electricity bill dues amounting to Rs. 19 thousand 20 and got severed connections re-installed to lighten up their homes.
At the camp, about 36 persons deposited bill dues of Rs.; 4 lakh 66 thousand to get connections back. At Ater, 6 consumers deposited Rs. one lakh 17 thousand. Shri Chhote Singh of Mehgaon deposited Rs. 19 thousand to re-connect power supply to his house.
Shri Vinod Joshi also deposited Rs. 26 thousand. At Lahar, Shri Maharaj Singh, Shri Tilak Singh and Shri Rinku Dohare got back electricity connections by depositing Rs. 30 thousand.
In Bhind district, complaint redressal camps are being held at 26 places to dispose of complaints pertaining to electricity bills, meters, new connection's sanction and maintenance etc.


Pradhan Mantris Ujjwala Yojana launched in Sehore district
Bhopal:MMNN: July 23, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched Pradhan Mantri's Ujjwala Yojana in Sehore district today. He said that one lakh 5 thousand eligible will be provided free gas connections under the scheme in the district. The scheme will play significant role in women's health improvement and forest conservation. He said that these connections are totally free. Strict action will be taken against those who commit irregularities in the scheme. In such cases, people should directly complain to the Chief Minister. He also distributed LPG connections as a token.
The Chief Minister said that now economic backwardness does not impede higher education. He said that he would launch a scheme on August 15 under which the state government will bear expenses on education of eligible children of all sections of society in technical and vocational educational institutions. He said that soon, every village and house in Budhni Vidhan Sabha constituency will be supplied piped water. Shri Chouhan said that distribution of housing pattas to eligible persons is going on. By year 2022, no one will be houseless. He informed that farmers will soon be given crop insurance amount of about Rs. 4300 crore. On students' demand, Shri Chouhan announced to upgrade Ladkui College from 120 to 200 seater. He announced construction of Neelkanth Mandi, Aaolighat and ghat at Chheepaner. He informed that an action plan of Rs. 1500 crore has been chalked out for Narmada preservation. The Chief Minister administered oath of sanitation, education, saving daughters and plant minimum one sapling for environmental conservation to those present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister also felicitated sarpanchs of 22 Panchayats which have been declared ODF recently. At the progarmme, housing pattas were distributed to 1025 beneficiaries and gas connections to 2000 beneficiaries. Forest Development Corporation's Chairman Shri Guru Prasad Sharma also spoke on the occasion.
PWD Minister and in-charge of district Shri Rampal Singh, MARKFED's Chairman Shri Ramakant Tiwari, Warehousing Corporation's Chairman Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Minor Forest Produce Federation's Chairman Shri Ram Narayan Sahu, Zila Panchayat President Smt. Urmila Maretha and other public representatives were present on the occasion.


Committee for improvement in condition of women prisoners
Bhopal:MMNN: July 23, 2016

A committee headed by ACS/Principal Secretary Jails has been constituted for improvement in condition of women prisoners in jails of Madhya Pradesh.
The state government has nominated renowned, respectable and distinguished citizens as members of the committee.
The nominated 4 members include retired District and Sessions Judge, Information Commissioner and former Vidhan Sabha Secretary Shri P.P. Tiwari, IPS Shri R.L.S. Yadav,
former editor of People' Samachar Shri Dinesh Gupta and New Delhi-based Commonwealth Human Rights Chairperson Sushri Maja Daruwala.
The committee meeting take place every quarter of year,.


Lt. Gen. C. Mathson meets CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: July 22, 2016

Army's Lt. Gen. C. Mathson paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today.
The Chief Minister lauded Army's cooperation during Simhastha.
Lt. Gen. Mathson is General Officer Commanding of Bhopal-based 21 Corps (Sudarshan Chakra Corps).
Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra was also present on the occasion.


Providing clean drinking water state governments priority Group drinking water schemes costing Rs. 18 thousand 500 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: July 22, 2016

Union Secretary Drinking Water & Sanitation Shri Parmeshwaran Iyer met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today.
The Chief Minister said that providing clean drinking water in rural area is the state government's priority. For this, group drinking water schemes costing Rs. 18 thousand 500 crore have been chalked out.
The Chief Minister said that villages situated on the banks of Narmada river will be made open defecation-free on priority. Last year better drinking water facility was made available during drought.
A scheme is being chalked out to dig a pond in every Gram Panchayat in the state. Under it, work has started on 4000 water bodies Union Secretary Shri Parmeshwaran said that laudable work has been done in Madhya Pradesh in water conservation and Swachchhata Abhiyan.
In the state, drinking water schemes have been chalked out through Water Corporation. In the state, 8 districts are going to be declared ODF soon. He stressed the need for more attention to solid and liquid waste management.
Principal Secretary PHE Shri Pankaj Agrawal, Principal Secretary Rural Development Smt. Neelam Shami Rao, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra and PHED's Engineer-in-Chief Shri G.S. Damor were also present on the occasion.


Public reception accorded to Shri Narayan Kesari
Bhopal:MMNN: July 21, 2016

Bihar's Governor Shri Ramnath Kovind and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan accorded public reception to former Rajya Sabha member and veteran scheduled caste leader Shri Narayan Singh Kesari in recognition of his 65 years' public service. at the function at Ravindra Bhavan here today, the Chief Minister welcomed Shri Kesari by tying turban on his head.
Bihar's Governor Shri Ramnath Kovind said that Shri Kesari's dedication, honesty and commitment are laudable. He felicitated Shri Kesari on behalf of Bihar's people. Shri Kovind said that Shri Kesari never compromised with his ideology. He said that live of Shri Kesari is a source of inspiration for thousands of workers. His biography should be written. Shri Kovind presented a miniature image of Lord Buddha to Shri Kesari.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Shri Kesari started his political career with foundation of Jan Sangh and struggled throughout his life. He is an able administrator and staunch nationalist thinker. Describing Shri Kesari as a combatant against injustice, Shri Chouhan said that he is not leader of mere one community, but accepted by all in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Kesari has become extraordinary due to dedication. He never neglected dedication. He is always full of enthusiasm. Wishing Shri Kesari an illustrious and healthy life, Shri Chouhan said that society needs his guidance.
Shri Kesari said that his felicitation is the felicitation of an ordinary worker. He said that workers should never be neglected. Neglect is painful. It breaks workers. Describing Shri Chouhan as a novel Chief Minister, he said that people want that he continues as the Chief Minister and serve the state.
BJP Scheduled Castes Morcha's National President Shri Dushyant Kumar Gautam said that Shri Kesari has lived life of a hermit. He has worked in adverse conditions. He is a 92 years old youth.
Minister of State for GAD Shri Lal Singh Arya read out letter of citation. Shri Kesari was felicitated by offering him a grand garland. Vice Chairman of State Planning Commission Shri Babulal Jain, MLAs Shri Pradeep Laria, Shri Surendranath Singh, Shri Vishnu Khatri, President AJAKS Shri J.N. Kansotiya and large number of workers were present on the occasion. Organising Committee's President Shri Gangaram Ghosle proposed a vote of thanks.


CM Shri Chouhan flags off bus provided for disabled children
Bhopal:MMNN: July 21, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan flagged off a bus provided by State Bank of India for disabled children at his residence here today.
The bus will transport disabled children to and fro Samarpan organisation.
Samarpan organisation provides treatment and education to disabled children.
Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotiya, Secretary Social Justice Shri Manohar Agnani, Mission Director NHM Shri V. Kiran Gopal and Collector Shri Nishant Warwade were present on the occasion.


Intensive plantation programme Namami Devi Narmade on Narmada banks from November 11
Bhopal:MMNN: July 20, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that an intensive plantation programme Namami Devi Narmade Abhiyan on Narmada banks will be launched from November 11. During Abhiyan saplings would be planted on both the banks of Narmada with community participation.
The Chief Minister was holding discussions with Swami Samarth Bhaiyaji Sarkar, who is founder of Samarth Narmada Mission, Jabalpur (Patan) at Vaishali Nagar here today. He offered juice to Swami Samarth Bhaiyaji Sarkar to break his 17-month old hunger strike for Narmada purification.
The Chief Minister said that the state government would give compensation for 3 years to farmers for plantation of fruit-bearing tree saplings on the private lands. Cooperation of saints and all sections will be taken in Abhiyan. An action plan of Rs. 1500 crore has been chalked out to prevent pollution in Narmada due to filthy nullahs. Illegal mining from Narmada river will be strictly curbed.
Swami Samarth Bhaiyaji Sarkar said that atmosphere should be created in the state to make Narmada pollution-free. People should be made aware about importance of trees. Shri Vijesh Lunawat and Shri Anil Agrawal were also present on the occasion.


MP to be made number one state in road construction
Bhopal:MMNN: July 20, 2016

PWD Minister Shri Rampal Singh has said that Madhya Pradesh will be made number one state in road construction in the country. Efforts will be made to ensure that no village remains road-less in the state.
Network of good roads will be laid throughout the state under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Mukhyamantri Sadak Yojana and other schemes. Minister Shri Rampal Singh was reviewing departmental works at Indore today. MLA Shri Sudarshan Gupta and Speaker of Indore Municipal Corporation Shri Ajay Singh Naruka were also present.
Apprising himself about information regarding constructed, under-construction and sanctioned works of PWD, Minister Shri Rampal Singh directed that all works should be completed within time-limit. Special attention should be paid to quality in construction works. Materials used in construction should be minutely examined.
Shri Singh said that officers should undertake regular and constant inspections of ongoing works in their respective areas so that works gather desired pace and field works are reviewed properly.
He said that if inspection is made properly on the spot itself then complaints regarding sub-standard quality would not come. He directed that all officers must discharge their duties with accountability.
Bring desired reform in functioning and tightness in works. Image of the government and state depends on works of PWD. He directed to pay special attention to repair and maintenance of old roads. New roads should also be sanctioned if required.
Engineer-in-Chief of PWD Shri R.K. Vaiday, Shri P.K. Shrivastava, Shri N.K. Gupta, Indore and Ujjain divisions' superintending, executive engineers and other officers attended the meeting.


Happiness increases by sharing
Bhopal:MMNN: July 19, 2016

Living upto Bhopal's composite culture, Bhopal Utsav Mela Committee organised Jashn-e-Id here today. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan participated in it.
The Chief Minister said that Bhopal has its own cultural identity. We should carry forward its composite culture and traditions. He said the God is one, but there are different ways to worship Him.
He said that happiness increases when festivals are celebrated jointly. The state government has set up Happiness Ministry to increase and explore happiness.
Shahar Qazsi Maulana Mushtaq Ali Nadvi, Mahant Chandrama Das Tyagi, Gyani Dilip Singh, Christian community's Fr. Maria Stephen, Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, other cabinet members,
Chairman of Dainik Bhaskar Group Shri Ramesh Chandra Agrawal, Media Coordinator Shri Manmohan Agrawal, Bhopal Utsav Samiti's General Secretary Shri Santosh Agrawal and distinguished citizens were present on the occasion. All exchanged Id greetings.


Education imparts good conduct
Bhopal:MMNN: July 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that education not only imparts knowledge, but also good conduct.
The Chief Minister was releasing souvenir 'Shiksha Ke Sopan' here today.
The Chief Minister said that education imparts knowledge as well as becoming a good civilian. Good education raises patriots and committed citizens.
Souvenir has been published by Dainik Bhaskar, Vidisha.


 
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