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Provision of Rs 684 Crore for Backward Class Post-Matric Scholarship
Bhopal:MMNN: March 27, 2017

State Government has made a provision for Rs 684 crores in the departmental budget for post-matric scholarships to students belonging to the Backward Classes in the state. For Backward Class Post Matric scholarships, the annual income limit fixed for guardians is Rs one lakh.
To bring transparency in the scholarship approval details and also so that the post matric scholarships reach the Backward Class students timely, the system of depositing of the form has been made online. In this arrangement, the students can fill and deposit the form from anywhere online and also come to know of the status of his form.
State Scholarship
The State Scholarship is sanctioned to Backward Class students of Class 6th to 12th.For this year, Rs 161 crore provision has been made in the budget. This scholarship is targeted to benefit 35 lakh beneficiaries. Last year, a provision of Rs 150 crores 43 lakh was provided to 34 lakh students belonging to Backward Class.


Slum development scheme for Vimukt, Ghumakkad evam Ardhghumakkad
Bhopal:MMNN: March 27, 2017

This year provision of Rs 4 crore 65 lakh has been kept for infrastructure development of the slums belonging to Vimukt,
Ghumakkad and Ardhghumakkad tribe in the state.
Basic facilities like C.C. Road and drinking water arrangements will be made and drains, public toilets, bridge etc.,
will be constructed for the Vimukt, Ghumakkad and Ardhghumakkad dominated slums, villages, wards, colonies, majras, tolas and deras.



Villages Situated on Narmada Banks Will be made Free of Addiction and Pollution
Bhopal:MMNN: March 23, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra has been started with the resolution to make Narmada River clean and incessant. All the citizens should participate in this major campaign of river conservation. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme at village Nehlai of Sehore district in 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra today. He administered pledge to the villagers to plant fruit bearing trees on the banks of river Narmada, to make Beti Bachao abhiyan successful, to educate children, not to dispose off old material in river, not to immerse idols in rivers, not to perform last funeral rites on Narmada banks and not to dispose off polythene and other material which causes pollution beside not to perform deepdaan with plastic lamps.
CM Shri Chouhan announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 thousand each to two girl students Ku. Sonam Yadav and Ku. Ruchi Gour who recited poems focusing achievements of the state government. He also distributed prizes to the winners of bhajan competitions organized during the seva yatra. Moreover, Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the villagers towards water conservation and de-addiction.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that we all should take resolution towards conservation of all rivers and ponds. He said that he was grieved to see very less water in Narmada river during his visit to Dindori district last year. Immediately after that he took a resolution to link people with river conservation campaign organizing Narmada Seva Yatra, which is being fulfilled today. He mentioned that Narmada River is a lifeline, on one hand electricity is being generated on the other prosperity is coming in the lives of farmers through irrigation of agriculture fields by Narmada water.
Shri Chouhan said that this yatra does not belong to any particular religion or party and it has become a large public movement now.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan planting a mango sapling on the bank of river Narmada, appealed to the villagers to plant saplings around their houses and make arrangements for their protection. He informed that plantation will be carried out in one k.m. width on Narmada banks to make Narmada flow incessant.
Muslim Community Welcomes Yatra
People of Muslim community came from surrounding villages in large numbers led by Shri Abdul Razzaq Khan showered flowers to welcome yatra in village Nehlai.
CM Shri Chouhan welcomed with Coconuts
An elder woman Smt. Jamuna Bai welcomed CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh presenting them 5 coconuts. Shri Chouhan said that Smt. Jamuna Bai presented him an amount collecting Rs. 2 each from women with blessings when he was contesting election from this area first time. She also told me to eradicate the problems of women of this area after becoming MLA.
Pledge to make village Addiction Free
Dozens of women came from village Jajna took pledge before the CM Shri Chouhan that they will force male members of their village to quit addiction and will make their village addiction free. These women said that they will struggle hard if needed to make the village addiction free.
Chairman Forest Development Corporation Shri Guru Prasad Sharma, Chairman Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Kumar Choubey, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Farmers' Commission Shri Ishwar Lal Patidar, Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Sadhvi Sushri Pragya Bharti, President Indore Jila Panchayat Sushri Kavita Patidar, several religious Heads and public represenatatives were present in the programme.


Late Shri Gurucharan Singh's life inspiring-Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 23, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan accompanied by his wife reached Vidisha on Wednesday to take part in the 'shraddhanjali' programme of Late Shri Gurucharan Singh. The Chief Minister said at the programme that Late Shri Singh's life is inspiring. He has taught us how to work hard and reach the top from zero.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Late 'Babuji' was a leading social worker. He was ever ready for development of the district. He set up a small business establishing it at the state level. Encouraging Late Shri Singh's family, the Chief Minister said that his two sons would take the business that he had started to great heights.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that 500 saplings would be planted in Babuji's memory on the banks of Ma Narmada during 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra. Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh Rajput, Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena besides people's representatives, elite citizens and social workers also paid their tributes to Late Shri Gurucharan Singh.



CM Shri Chouhan Called On By Smt. Rekha Pandram
Bhopal:MMNN: March 22, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was called on by Smt. Rekha Pandram at Vidhan Sabha today. She has returned from America after representing India in United Nations (U.S.A). Minister for Women and Child Welfare Smt. Archana Chitnis was also present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan congratulated Smt. Pandram and extended good wishes for her bright future. Shri Chouhan told Smt. Pandram to cooperate in efforts being undertaken for empowerment of women and girls as an Ambassador of Women Empowerment.
It may be mentioned that Smt. Pandram who is linked with Tejaswani Programme Dindori has represented India in 61st session of Commission constituted by the United Nations on women condition. She also addressed the session on role of local rural women in economic status, food security and in the field of nutrition. Before leaving for New York Smt. Pandram also paid a visit to CM Shri Chouhan.


Saplings in large Quantity will be planted simultaneously on Narmada' Bank on July 2
Bhopal:MMNN: March 22, 2017

Narmada Seva Yatra has become a major campaign for environment conservation and public awareness. Plentiful plantation will be undertaken on both the banks of Narmada river with an aim to make Narmada flow incessant. Lakhs of saplings will be planted from Amarkantak to Badwani simultaneously on July 2. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said this while addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme held at village Babri of Nasrullahganj block - Sehore district on the occasion of Narmada Seva Yatra. National General Secretary B.J.P. and Former Minister Shri Kailash Vijavargiya, Sadhvi Pragya Bharti, Chairman M.P. Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Chairman M.P. Forest Development Corporation Shri Guruprasad Sharma, Chairman M.P. Warehousing Corporation Shri R.S. Rajput, Vice President Madhya Pradesh Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Nirvani Baba Laxman Das Maharaj, famous bhajan singer Shri Charan Singh Sodhi, several public representatives and Sadhu-Sants were present in the programme.
CM Shri Chouhan said that sewage water of cities situated on the banks of river Narmada will not be released in Narmada River now. Treatment plant will be installed in the cities to treat the sewage water. He informed that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay foundation of treatment plant on May 11.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that the state government will provide an agriculture equipment (Rota Watar) to the farmers on subsidy which saves straw beside wheat in order to prevent blazing of crop residue. Straw in sufficient quantity will be made available for Goumata (Cows) by this. CM Shri Chouhan impressed by the girl bhajan singer Durga, presented a cheque of Rs. One lakh to her.
Former Minister and National General Secretary of B.J.P. Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya said that several commendable works have been carried out by Shri Chouhan as the Chief Minister of the state during last one decade. But the most commendable work so far is Narmada Seva Yatra. He mentioned that he along with his wife will participate in yatra on May 17 again. He said that Maa narmada has given us everything. Now we got a chance to pay off the debt of mother by making it free from pollution through Narmada Seva Yatra.



Rani Avanti Bai was a heroic woman-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 20, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Water Resources and River Development Minister Sushri Uma Bharti paid floral tributes and offered prayers at the statue of Veerangana Avanti Bai on Martyrs Day today at Mata Mandir Chouraha.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Rani Avanti Bai was a great and valourous woman. She shed her last ounce of blood for the country's freedom and sacrificed her life for the sake of the country. It is our resonsibility to honour our martyrs. He said that prayers must be offered to the brave otherwise bravery will become unproductive. He said that the state government has done several works to immortalise memoirs of the brave and to express one's respect towards them. In future whatever work is considered necessary will be done. Government is always ready to work for the people. It is the duty of the government to fulfil the expectations of the people.
Union Minister Sushri Uma Bharti said that she was making efforts to get Rani Avanti Bai's statue established in the country's capital. She said that Rani Avanti Bai had defeated Britishers in the war. She ruled as an independent ruler for one year. Britishers could succeed against her only due to betrayal.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan honoured Union Minister Sushri Uma Bharti and flagged off the rally from Mata Mandir Chouraha to Dussehra Maidan. Among those present on the occasion were Minister of State (independent charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLA Shri Pratap Singh Lodhi, Former Chairman of Mineral Development Corporation Shri Koksingh Narwariya and former MLA Shri Bhaiyya Saheb Lodhi besides people's representatives and people in a large number.


Massive crowd emerges to express gratitude towards Narmada
Bhopal:MMNN: March 20, 2017

The world's biggest and most unique river conservation campaign 'Namami Devi Narmade', Narmada Seva Yatra reached Chipaner village of the district.
Minister in charge Thakur Rampal Singh and Collector Dr. Sudam Khade welcomed the Yatra at the entrance with kalash and Dhwaj-pujan respectively. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed Dhwaj Pujan at Nimbark Ashram and held the flag while Smt. Sadhana Singh welcomed the Yatra with Kalash Pujan.
Thousands of devotees thronged the spot to welcome the yatra with immense gratitude. Scored of kanyas carried kalash on their heads. Rangoli at every doorstep, flower showers, rhythemic sounds of dhol-manjira and dances turned the atmosphere pious.
Children presented a spellbinding colourful performance. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Pandit Kamal Kishore Nagar addressed the massive crowd and took part in the maha aarti.



Holi Milan Programme at CM House
Bhopal:MMNN: March 17, 2017

Keeping the tradition of religious harmony, Holi Milan programme was organized at CM house today. People of all the religions and sections of the society participated in the programme.
Brij ki Holi, Kanhaiyya ki Rasleela and Masaan Holi of Lord Shankar were presented on the occasion. Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLA Shri Surendranath Singh, CM's wife Smt. Sadhna Singh, Office Bearers of BJP, Administrative Officers, Eminent Citizens, Journalists, and members of all the walks of life were present in the programme .
Journalist Shri K.K.Saxena presented a copy of special issue on Holi-Rangpanchmi of four decade old weekly "Vichitra Vinod" to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.


Sports Competitions in Rural Areas Help Local Talent to Ascend
Bhopal:MMNN: March 17, 2017

Mukhyamantri Swachchata Samman samaroh and Vidhayak Kabaddi competition was held in the presence of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in village Atraila of Java Janpad-Rewa district today. Rewa, Sirmore, Gangev and Naigadhi Janpad Panchayats were declared free of open defecation on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that sports competition held in rural areas help local talents to rise. He mentioned that all possible efforts will be made at government level to provide good coaches and resources to refine local talent. He said that MLA is entitle for praise and compliments for organising local game like Kabaddi. Shri Chouhan announced for construction of indoor stadium for Kabaddi in Sirmore.
Shri Chouhan further mentioned that each and every individual is responsible to make villages and cities clean. Public Representatives, villagers and administrative officers of those four janpad panchayats which have been made free of open defecation are entitle for compliments. There is a need for constant vouch and use of toilets by the people now, he added.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Gramin Awas programme is being implemented with an objective to provide house to each person in the state. In the current year, 38 thousand houses will be built in Rewa district. He said that several schools are being upgraded and colleges are being opened to prevent students going far to pursue studies. Fee of students getting admissions in prestigious institutes for higher studies after securing more than 75 percent marks in 12th examination will be borne by the state government. Loan facility on zero percent interest has been provided to the farmers. Spreading network of canals, work to irrigate non irrigated land is being undertaken on priority. Shri Chouhan appealed to youths to become self reliant establishing their own industry availing benefits of Mukhyamantri Yuva Udhyami and Swa-Rozgar Yojana.
Restating the resolution of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Shri Chouhan said that provision of stringent punishment for heinous crimes against girls will be made enacting law in the state. He also mentioned to strengthen Livelihood Mission. Mentioning about all possible works to develop Java area, he urged people to leave addiction and to cooperate to make the state green and prosperous undertaking plantation.
CM Shri Chouhan presented citation letters to Presidents of those janpads which were declared free of open defecation showering flowers under the Swachcha Bharat Mission.
Shri Chouhan also honoured players of winner and runner up teams of Kabaddi competition.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan during his visit to Antraila laid foundation of 3301 construction works costing Rs. 8949.79 lakh.
MP Shri Janardan Mishra, MLAs Shri Ramakant Tiwari, Shri Divyaraj Singh, Vice President Jial Panchayat Smt. Vibha Patel,, public representatives and villagers in large number were present in the programme.



Use of Technique must for Good Administration: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 16, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that use of technique is important for good administration. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was speaking at the launching of a mobile app 'Shivraj Singh Chouhan'.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this is an important step in view of good administration and is a strong digital medium to connect with the public. This will enable the public to connect in a short time and give suggestions and information about problems. The app will provide information about progammes and government schemes. This is a good medium for mutual communication and will help in speedy redressal of people's problems.
Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri S.K. Mishra gave information about the app. 'Shivraj Singh Chouhan' app is available in Google Playstore in android phones. One can select the app and press the install button. If the app demands any permission, one must give one's consent. Once the app is installed, one can opt for Hindi or English language. Separate information is available in the menu section of the app. News, programmes related to the Chief Minister, audio and videos of his speeches are available in the app. Articles can be read and feedback can be given on it. One can directly connect with the social media through the app. Many interactive features will be loaded on the app in the coming days. Its I.O.S version will also be made available very soon.
Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MP Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Shri Suhas Bagat were also present.


Respect for Talent and Land for Housing Will be Right of All-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 16, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that place for living and respect of talent will be a right of all in the state. He mentioned that the state government is going to enact a law towards land for housing. Mukhyamantri Medhavi Chhatra Protsahan Yojna has been made to encourage talented students of the state. Under the scheme, the fee of the talented students getting admissions in the prestigious academic institutes will be borne by the state government. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Abhivyakti Nagar dedication programme here today. Wife of the Chief Minister Smt. Sadhna Singh, Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri S.K. Mishra, Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chjouhan said that life is full of struggle today. Everyone hopes to build a house for their children. He further said that journalists play an important role in the society. This residential colony is a symbol of fulfillment for their duties towards society . Layout of the colony is a proper form of Indian culture. He hoped that houses will be constructed in accordance to this. He informed that fee of the students securing more than 85 percent marks in the board examinations and getting admissions in Law, Medical, Engineering etc. will be borne by the state government. Fee of the students securing less than 85 percent marks will be arranged by the state government but they will have to return fee amount without interest.
On behalf of the members of the colony, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was presented with an Abhinandan Patra. The letter was read out by senior journalist Shri Brijesh Rajput. Moreover, senior journalist Shri Dinesh Gupta informed about various development aspects of the colony.



Speed up Road Construction Works
Bhopal:MMNN: March 15, 2017

The 33rd meeting of the Board of Directors of the Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation was held at the Mantralaya here today presided over by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The Chief Minister issued instructions at the board meeting to speed up the road construction works and said that special attention must be paid to the quality of construction.
Issues that were discussed at the meeting included making toll collection process totally electronic, widening of Dewas bypass, developing road construction from Ghar-Varasivni-Tumsar to Maharashtra border, fixing supervision charge for Corporation's projects, increase in Corporation staff and implementation of road safety fund rule.
Among those present at the meeting were Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary, Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Pramod Agarwal, Independent Director Shri Prasanna Kumar Das, Secretary Mining Shri Manohar Dubey and Managing Director of Road Development Corporation Shri Manish Rastogi.


Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra releases poster
Bhopal:MMNN: March 15, 2017

Public Relations, Water-Resources and Parliamentary Works Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra released the Bhagwan Jhulelal Dharmayatra Poster published by Seva aur Sindhu Sena Sanstha at his residence today for the forthcoming Cheti Chand festival.
Sanstha Chief Shri Durgesh Keswani, Shri Saurabh Gangaramani, Shri Rakesh Shevani, Shri Mohan Bijlani, Shri Manoj Raichandani, Shri Rakesh Kukreja, Shri Jaipal Sachdev and Shri Tulsi Nainwani were also present on the occasion.
In a series of programmes during Cheti Chand celebration, this Dharmayatra will pass through main roads of the city on March 26 in the form of a vehicle rally of youths.



Recruitment After 20 Years in State Cooperative Banks
Bhopal:MMNN: March 11, 2017

Banking staff is being recruited for the first time after 20 years on 1674 various posts in State Cooperative Banks. Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang informed that the recruitment will compensate the manpower shortage in the banks. Residents of Madhya Pradesh are only eligible to apply.
Shri Sarang said that staff shortage was felt in the State Cooperative Banks since long time. After making efforts in this direction, activity to identify important posts was carried out keeping in view the nature of work. Need for immediate recruitment on 1674 posts was noticed in the first phase.
He further said that Banking Assistants on 40 posts, Clerks in District Cooperative Banks on 37 posts and Computer Operators on 1634 posts are being recruited. Shri Sarang mentioned that this will facilitate employment to the youths and better facilities will be made available to farmers and general customers through District Cooperative Banks of the state.
Moreover, Shri Sarang informed that keeping in account the transparency, examination will be conducted online. Pre examination will be held before the final examination. Also, reasoning and numerical ability beside computer knowledge, general knowledge and awareness etc. of the applicants will be examined. He said that difficulties in banking activities were felt due to non-recruitment in banks since last 20 years. This process will be continued and staff will be recruited as per the requirement, he added.


50 Thousand Years Old 350 Rare Antiquities Found in Mehtakhedi of Khargone
Bhopal:MMNN: March 11, 2017

Shridhar Vakankar Archeological Research Institute of Archeology Department has found 50 thousand years old 350 antiquities during excavation in Mehtakhedi of Khargone district. Prof. Dr. Kidog of South Korea visited the excavation site and has claimed to obtain better conclusion from the excavation here.
Commissioner Archeology Shri Anupam Rajan informed that an excavation team led by the Former Head of the Department of Deccan College Pune and famous Archeologist Prof. Sheela Mishra was formed after obtaining permission from the Archeological Survey of India, New Delhi in the month of January 2017. Responsibility from the institute was entrusted to Research Officer Dr. Jinendra Jain, Research Assistant Dr. Dhruvendra SinghJodha and Research Scholars of Deccan College Dr. Neetu Agarwal, Namrata Vishwas and GarimaKhansali.
Shri Rajan mentioned that excavation work was started in the second week of February by Prof. Sheela Mishra and the team. 200 antiquities from trench 1 and 150 antiquities from trench 2 were found in the first fifteen days of the excavation. Conclusion will be drawn after analyzing them. Development of human civilization is studied on the basis of underground deposition, ancient geographical analysis and types of apparatus. Work to explore micro relics is being carried out dissolving and filtering soil obtained from the excavation.
It may be mentioned that pieces of ostrich's eggs related to modern human civilisation were found during excavation carried out in the year 2009 by Prof. Sheela Mishra. Date of micro blade was estimated 50 thousand years old by Prof. Singhvi of Physical Research Laboratory-Ahmedabad. Carbon date of Ostrich's egg was verified as over 42 thousand years old. Microlith is an apparatus or equipment of wood and bone which was used by pre-historical humans for hunting and post hunting activities.
Moreover Shri Rajan informed that the conclusion of archeological and biological research conducted recently has proved that humans of today despite several dissimilarities are related to more than one lakh year old extended groups of Africa. Human civilization of Mehtakhedi area is related to African human group spread in the world over 50 thousand years ago.
Furthermore Shri Rajan said that ancient relics found in Mehtakhedi certify that ancient and rare antiquities are available in abundance in the state.



Massive Rally in Bhopal on World Forestry Day
Bhopal:MMNN: March 10, 2017

The Biodiversity Board will launch a public awareness campaign focused on 'Jan-Van-Narmada and Bhopal' from March 19 to 22 on the occasion of World Forestry Day on March 21 and World Water Day on March 22. The campaign will start with an awareness rally on March 19 from T.T.Nagar Stadium, Bhopal at 7.30 in the morning. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the rally. Nearly 5,000 people including people's representatives, school and college students of Bhopal, representatives of government departments and institutions and citizens will be participating in the rally.
Detailed information on the rally can be obtained from www.mpsbb.nic.in. Participation in contests will be based on online registrations. After the rally, an essay competition will be organized on March 19 itself from 10.30 to 11.30 in the morning and a painting competition will be held from 12 pm to 1pm.
A workshop on Jal-Van-Narmada-Bhopal will begin from 10.30 in the morning at R.C.V.P Noronha Academy of Administration on March 21 on World Forestry Day. Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra and Urban Administration and Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh will be present on the occasion.
A workshop on Water Implementation Strategy will be held on the occasion of World Water Day at the Academy of Administration on March 22 in which representatives of different departments will take part. With this, the awareness programme will conclude.


Entry to MPSTDC Hotel, Resort Banned on Holi, Rangpanchami
Bhopal:MMNN: March 10, 2017

Entry of outsiders into the hotels,
resorts and other tourism units run by the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation on Holi on March 13 and Rang Panchami on March 17, 2017 from morning to night will be prohibited.
Tourists staying in these hotels, resorts and other units prior to these dates will however be exempted from the ban.



Chief Minister declares Narsinghpur district open defecation free (ODF)
Bhopal:MMNN: March 9, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan declared Narsinghpur district open defecation free (ODF) in Mukhyamantri Swachhata Samman Samaroh held in Gadarwara. Narsinghpur district has become the state's first entire ODF (rural and urban) district. The Chief Minister wholeheartedly appreciated public representatives, officers-employees, citizens, motivators, Wanar Sena, monitoring committees, sarpanchs, office-bearers of three-level panchayats, urban bodies and those who contributed for making the district open defecation free and worked with dedication and felicitated them. He also congratulated residents of the district on declaring open defecation free.
The Chief Minister also said that there is a need to take cautious further so that hard work does not get useless. Nobody should have defecation in open now in the district. To use toilet should be in people's habit.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the area, where women, mothers and sisters are disrespected, can not be happy. He said that those who committed rape, should not have right to live. Law for awarding capital punishment to such accused will be sent to the centre government and the President. The Chief Minister said that provision has been made to give Rs 300 per month pension to widows of all categories. Now widow women will be called as Kalyani. Mahila Rojgar Mela will be held to associate women with employment in the state. He said that good results have been seen after reserving 50 percent posts for women in local bodies in the state and women leadership has emerged.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that how easily people of Narsinghpur district did open defecation free, is appreciable. He said that similarly, gram panchayats of the district should be made addiction free. District should be made addiction free because addiction is a root of destruction. Making addiction free means that citizens should be away from all sorts of addictions. The Chief Minister said that liquor shops won't be allowed to open from April 1 in villages of Narmada banks.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that rules have been simplified to legalise all illegal colonies. Action will be taken against builders developing illegal colonies. No action will be taken against people living in these illegal colonies. The government is working in this direction. He said that every family will have pucca house by 2022 and arrangement will be made in this regard. If cities have shortage of land, poor will be given houses in multi storey buildings. Patta will be given to houseless persons.
CM Shri Chouhan urged the citizens present on the occasion to give good education to their children. He mentioned that fee of students who secure more than 85 percent marks in 12th board examination and pursue higher education in Engineering, Medical, Management, I.I.T., Nursing and Law will be borne by the state government. A provision of Rs. One thousand crore has been made in the budget in this regard.
Shri Chouhan further said that demands related to district put forth by the public representatives will be fulfilled after examining. He mentioned that a polytechnic college will be started from next academic session in Gadarwara. As demanded high schools will be upgraded into higher secondary schools. Electricity sub stations will be started. Moreover as per the requirement stop dams and roads will be constructed. Colleges will be opened at places where population is more as per the demand raised by urban bodies of the district. First installment of Rs. 50 lakh to each urban body will be released for development works. An amount of Rs. 52 crore 70 lakh will be approved for construction of 1366 houses in Gadarwara, he added.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste said that a remarkable progress has been made in the state which is being praised all over the world. Health facilities will be expanded as per the requirement of state and districts. All the possible help will be rendered by the Union Government for betterment of health services.
Minister Incharge Shri Rampal Singh stated that the state government has undertaken remarkable works in the interest of all the sections of the society which are being lauded in the country. He congratulated Narsinghpur district on becoming free of open defecation. He said that the citizens of the district left no stone unturned to fulfill their resolution, which they take once.
MP Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh said that development of district and state is the top priority of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. A provision of Rs. 400 to 500 crore has been made for development of Narsinghpur district in the state budget this time.
MLA Shri Govind Singh Patel attracted attention of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan on regional requirements. President Jila Panchayat said that two years'concerted efforts of the citizens of the district have made the district free from open defecation. He praised the contribution of people in this connection.
State Chief UNICEF Shri Micheal Juma also addressed the programme and appreciated the efforts of the citizens to make the district free from open defecation. Collector Dr. R.R. Bhonsle presented a report on the occasion. He mentioned that we will have to maintain intensive follow up till next one year after making the district free from open defecation.
CM Shri Chouhan Dedicates and Lays foundation of 47 Construction Works Worth Rs. 68 Crore
CM Shri Chouhan dedicated and laid foundation of 47 construction works worth Rs. 68 crore 2 lakh 57 thousand in Mukhyamantri Swachchata Samman Samaroh. He dedicated 11 works worth Rs. 18 crore 90 lakh 83 thousand and laid foundation of 36 works to be undertaken at a cost of Rs. 49 crore 11 lakh 74 thousand.
MLA Shri Jalam Singh Patel and Shri Sanjay Sharma, former vice chairman of Apex Bank Shri Kailash Soni, district cooperatives bank Chairman Shri Virendra Faujdar, district panchayat vice president Smt Sheela Devi Thakur, presidents of Janpad Panchayats and urban bodies, Sarpanch, motivators, members of monitoring committee and citizens were present.


Women Protection Centers To Be Established at Janpad Level
Bhopal:MMNN: March 9, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Women Protection Centers at Janpad level will be established. These centers will run by the state government with cooperation of NGOs. Land pattas will be given in women' names in future. He further mentioned that smart phones will be provided to the girls under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Yojna. Shri Chouhan was addressing the 15th Annual Conference of Narmada Mahila Sangh at Betul today. He announced to link all the groups of the sangh with National Livelihood Scheme and to give assistance of Rs. 40 crore for a period of 3 years.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that a bill for provision of capital punishment to culprits involved in heinous crimes with women will be presented in the assembly shortly. After getting the bill passed, it will be sent to the Union Government. He said that women will be made owner of movable and immovable property and efforts will be made to issue land pattas in the name of women. Shri Chouhan informed that the state government has made arrangements for medical treatment of women suffering from serious diseases. Medical treatment upto Rs. 2 lakh for normal diseases will be carried out from the State Diseases Assistance Fund.
Referring to the welfare schemes of the state government, Shri Chouhan said that fee of students of poor families who secure 85 percent marks in 12th board examination will be borne by the state government provided they got selected in P.M.T., P.E.T., Law, Nursing and Polytechnic. He further informed that an amount of Rs. One lakh 20 thousand for construction of house under Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna and Rs. 12 thousand for construction of toilet will be given to the beneficiary. Beside this, sum from MNREGA will be given if beneficiary does labour on its own.
CM Shri Chouhan told the Narmada Mahila Sangh to participate in group marriage scheme and for conducting a campaign to make villages addiction free. He said that a decision to close all the liquor shops in the radius of 5 k.m. of Narmada River has been taken. He appreciated the efforts of the sangh for forming 872 groups in 255 villages besides linking 11 thousand 836 families with the groups. Shri Chouhan lauded that sangh has conducted an effective campaign against the domestic violence. He informed that 4 thousand 500 women of Hoshangabad and Betul are linked to mulberry and silk works and they have formed a Satpura Silk Production Ltd. Company. Moreover, women have carried out an exemplary work beginning craft work independently. Shri Chouhan issued directives on the occasion to hold women' public hearing every month in Betul.
CM Shri Chouhan released folder prepared by Betul Police based on Sangani Programme. President Narmada Mahila Sangh Smt. Sewanti Bai also addressed the programme .
Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, MLA Shri Hemant Khandelwal and President Nagar Palika Shri Alkesh Arya were present in the programme.



Yatra Accorded Grand Welcome in Dewas District
Bhopal:MMNN: March 8, 2017

Narmada Seva Yatra was accorded welcome enthusiastically on reaching Dewas district. Yatra was welcomed with devotions by citizens in large number on its 87th day on entering village Kanad of Dewas district situated at the border of Khargone district. Yatra Incharge Shri Pradeep Pandey, Chairman Text Book Corporation and District Incharge of Yatra Shri Raisingh Sendhav, President Jila Panchayat Shri Narendra Singh Rajput, President Janpad Bagli Smt. Nirmala Kanthali, Shri Rajesh Yadav, Collector and SP beside Public Representatives and villagers in large number took part in the yatra.
Smt. Awasthi Held Kalash
Smt. Kiran Awasthi wife of Collector Shri Anshuman Awasthi held kalash on her head on entry of yatra in the district. Collector welcomed the yatra holding yatra's flag. MLA Shri Champalal Devda administered pledge to the people regarding Narmada conservation and protection of nature.
Yatra entered village Kanad with Enthusiasm
Yatra entered village Kanad of Khandwa district. An atmosphere of enthusiasm was prevailing in the village during the entry of yatra. Villagers performed a traditional tribal dance. Women holding kalashs on their heads participated and welcomed yatra singing songs. Guests carried out plantation of Pipal, Neem, bargad and other saplings at the shore of Kanad river.
People emerged in Large Number in Udaynagar
People emerged in large number when yatra reached Udaynagar. Villagers showered flowers on Narmada flag and Kalsh. Pooja was performed at Bazar Chowk with traditional rituals. Meal was served and saplings of Tulsi were gifted to all participated in seva yatra.
Welcome Accorded by Christian Community
Pooja of Narmada kalash was performed by Sister Lincy of Rani Maria Girls High School besides Sister Pushpa Maria, Sister Filcy, Sister Dina, Sister Alfona, Father Sanjay Grewal, Father Siamond, school's teachers and students when yatra entered Udaynagar. Kalash aarti was performed and yatra was welcomed showering flowers at various places.
Rangolis Made by Girls
Attractive rangolis were prepared by Palak Rathore of class 7 and Nisha Nagar of class 4 in village Bisali to welcome yatra on entering district. They said that they are very happy to see yatra in their area.
Tableau of Maa Narmada in Pandu Talaab
An attractive tableau of Maa Narmada was prepared in village Pandu Talaab. Vilagres welcomed yatra holding palash flowers. Students holding placard related to slogans on Narmada conservation were standing to welcome yatra.
Houses Decorated in Village
Houses in village were traditionally decorated during the yatra. Designs were made by plastering houses with yellow soil and cow dung. Also road were decorated with leaves.
Yatra moves ahead after covering Pandu Talaab, Bisali, Uday nagar and other villages after its entry in village Kanad.


Singapore to assist in Global Skill Park and Smart City Project Singapore Consulate General holds discussion with CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 8, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met the Singapore Consulate General Shri Ajit Singh and held a discussion on the future investment strategies. Shri Ajit Singh said that the states of India were developing a fast pace. Madhya Pradesh is the main progressive state.
The Chief Minister said that there are many possibilities of participation of Singapore's companies in various factors in the Global Skill Park and Smart City Project. He said that the state government is agreeing to taking assistance from Singapore to give training to officials on technical issues related to trade facilitation. It is noteworthy that Singapore is providing training of this kind to other states.
Shri Ajit Singh said that there are many possibilities of participation of companies and industries of Singapore in the development of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh resides in the heart of Singapore. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Singapore is also a 'friend country' of the state from the trade and commerce point of view. The participation of both in development will bring about positive results.
The Chief Minister said that there are several factors in the smart city project that need investment and technical guidance. Singapore can help Madhya Pradesh in this regard.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary Industries Shri Mohammed Suleiman, Principal Secretary Technical Education Smt. Kalpana Shrivastava were present on the occasion.



Gramoday Abhiyan to begin from April 14
Bhopal:MMNN: March 7, 2017

The statewide Gramoday Abhiyan for the socio-economic change of villages will begin from April 14 to May 31. A one-day Mahila Gram Sabha will also be organized during the Abhiyan in which subjects related to women and children will be discussed. Gram Sabhas focusing on agriculture and different beneficiary-based schemes will also be organized separately. Reviewing the preparations of the campaign Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the campaign should have an objective. During the campaign, the focus should be on doubling of agricultural income. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present at the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the farmers should be made aware of the roadmap for doubling the agricultural income during the campaign. The Krishi Rath should go to all the gram panchayats. Micro planning of implementation of the campaign is necessary. The farmers should be told about the works that can be undertaken in the agriculture and horticulture sector. He instructed that people's representatives should be included in the programmes. All ministers in charge should take part in the gram sabha at least thrice.
It was informed at the meeting that the campaign will start on April 14. Krishi Rath will go to the gram panchayats from April 15. Kisan Sabhas will be held in 313 development blocks and krishi melas will be held in 51 districts during the campaign. Schemes related to drinking water will also be included in the campaign. Benefits will be distributed to all beneficiaries in gram panchayats in the entire state from May 22 to 31 during the campaign.
Additional Chief Secretary Shri R.S. Julania, Commissioner Agricultural Production Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretaries to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri S.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura and Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Manoj Govil were also present.


Chief Minister Shri Chouhan Orders Probe into Shujalpur Rail Accident
Bhopal:MMNN: March 7, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today ordered a probe into the explosion in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Shujalpur. In addition, he also announced assistance to the injured victims.
CM Shri Chouhan instructed the Director General of Police and Forensic Science, STF and ATS officials along with their team to reach the accident spot immediately and probe into the incident. He announced financial aid of Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries and Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured victims. He instructed the officials to make proper arrangements for the treatment of the injured.
Extending his sympathies to the injured persons, Shri Chouhan wished them speedy recovery. It may be noted that a blast took place in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Shujalpur on Tuesday morning.



CM Shri Chouhan Honours Scientist Shri Kunhikrishnan with Vigyan Pratibha Samman
Bhopal:MMNN: March 6, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan honoured Director and Scientist of Satish Dhavan Space Center, Sriharikota Shri P. Kunhikrishnan with 2nd Vigyan Pratibha Samman today. It may be menioned that this award is being given by M.P. Council of Science and Technology and Vigyan Bharti since 2016.
CM Shri Chouhan greeting Shri Kunhikrishnan, said that the entire country feel pride of the feat achieved in the leadership of Shri Kunhikrishnan.
Science and spiritualism is one if pried deeply. He informed that Vaicharik Kumbh was organised in the state before the Simhastha and conptemplations were made on science and spiritualism. Referring to the contribution of Adi Shankracharya in cultural unity of India, Shri Chouhan mentioned that Vedanta Institute is being established in Omkareshwar based on the life and philosophy of Adi Shankracharya. He also informed about the world's biggest river conservation people's movement 'Narmada Seva Yatra'.
Scientist Shri Unhikrishnan appreciated the simplicity and cordiality of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. He also invited Shri Chouhan to attend the launching of Chandrayan 2018 expedition. It is to be highlighted that Shri Kunhikrishnan is the Mission Director ISRO which has set a world record by launching 104 satellite together .
Director General M.P. Council of Science and Technology Shri C.K. Patil, National General Secretary Vigyan Bharti Shri Jaikumar and others were present on the occasion.


CM with wife perform puja-archana at Shri Badhwale Ganesh temple
Bhopal:MMNN: March 6, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the Shri Badhwale Ganesh temple situated on the banks of Betwa river in Vidisha. He chanted the doha-choupai and took part in the Sundarkand path at the temple.
Havan
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan took part in the yagya at the Badhwale Ganesh temple along with his wife and performed the ritual of purnahuti.
Several people's representatives, elite citizens extended their best wishes to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan on his birthday. Minister in charge Shri Bhupendra Singh, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, State Minister for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Sagar MP Shri Laxmi Narayan Yadav, Vidisha MLA Shri Kalyan Singh Thakur, Chairman Nagar Palika Shri Mukesh Tandon, officials-employees and elite citizens offered bouquets to the Chief Minister on his birthday.
Community lunch (bhandara)
People's representatives, elite citizens and others took part in the bhandara organized at Shri Badhwale Ganesh temple on the occasion of Chief Minister's birthday. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan personally distributed Prasad to the kanyas.



Develop Narmada Seva Samiti as Sanskar Kendra
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 27, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Narmada Seva Samiti should inculcate Sanskars in people. He called upon people to extend their support in the construction of a society resolved towards drug-deaddiction, educated, save daughters campaign, cleansing and purifying Ma Narmada water, planting trees and conservation of water. Shri Chouhan was talking to Sehore district's people's representatives today at his residence while forming outline of public participation programmes for Narmada Seva Yatra during its visit to Sehore district.
Referring to his experiences during the Narmada Seva Yatra, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told about the amazing support extended by the local people to the yatra. He asked the people's representatives of Sehore district that they should present the best example of public movement during the Sehore visit. Every panchayat, village and person should contribute towards the yatra. Community participation is must be it as a cultural programme or games. He said that everyone should connect with the seva samitis without any financial, social, religious and political discrimination. All should be invited for the yatra with due respect. He informed that he would stay for a night with the Yatra during its nine-day visit to Sehore.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra was a unique attempt of river conservation in the world. There has been no other river anywhere in the world for the conservation of which such a vast population has come forward to participate in its conservation. People are emotionally connecting to the Yatra. They are coming forward in the service of Ma Narmada with full devotion. Common man, farmers, Sadhus, all are expressing their complete faith and dedication towards Ma Narmada. Farmers are filling the Sankalpa Patra to plant trees. Huge community lunches (bhandara) are being organised with people's cooperation. Even Sadhus have started talking about changing pujan methods.
He said that Ma Narmada is the lifeline of the state. Thirty percent of the state's population will get drinking water and 50 per cent will be able to avail irrigation facilities from Ma Narmada, hence it is important to raise the flow of Narmada water. Government is actively assisting the people in their efforts. Works related to the river conservation have been fixed after discussion with subject experts. The government is also supporting tree plantation. To ensure cleanliness of the water, changing rooms, visarjan kund, are being constructed in the ghats. Now the Narmada water will remain free of excreta and the dirty water of the cities will now be channeled out of the city through pipes. Treatment plants will be installed which will purify this water and use it for irrigating fields.
District in Charge, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh said that the message of 'Har Har Narmade, Ghar Ghar Narmade' should be publicized everywhere. Samitis and panchayats will be awarded for their outstanding contribution during the Yatra. The information about the programmes to be held through public participation, during the Narmada Seva Yatra's visit to Sehore from March 19 to March 28 was given by MARKFED Chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargav and BJP district president Shri Raghunath Bhati. The programme was also addressed by Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Shri Shiv Choubey. The Collector gave information about the administrative arrangements during the Yatra. Divisional Commissioner Shri Ajatshatru and a large number of people's representatives were present.


Newspapers Must Give Place to Creative Works Other Than Drawbacks
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 27, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today dedicated the restoration works of Press Club in Vidisha. State Minister Shri Suryaprakash Meena, MP Shri Lakshminarayan Yadav, Kurwai MLA Shri Veer Singh Pawar, Vidisha Municipal Chairman Shri Mukesh Tandon and District Panchayat President Shri Toran Singh Dangi were also present.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that journalists of Vidisha have added to the glory of the press even in adverse conditions. The contribution of photographers also cannot be ignored. He said that creative works also should be given place in newspapers apart from shortcomings. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the good works being undertaken in society should also be published prominently by the media so that others take inspiration from them. Shri Chouhan said that Vidisha Press Club is the state's first press club where there is stay arrangement for journalists at the district level.
On the demand for a separate colony for journalists, the Chief Minister said that after inspection of a suitable place, arrangements will be made for a residential colony for journalists. He expressed his agreement at giving a place to journalists and their families under the Mukhya Mantri Teerth Darshan Yojana. Earlier senior journalist Shri Brijendra Pandey and Shri Atul Shah also addressed the gathering.
Vidisha Press Club President Shri Bharat Rajput expressed his gratitude to those who have extended their financial assistance in the restoration works of the Press Club.
The Press Club President presented shawls and shreephals to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and other guests.
Meeting Hall dedicated
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the newly constructed Meeting Hall of Vidisha Nagar Palika.
Kanara Ground Inspected
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inspected the Kanara ground, he said that the ground should be kept secure for cricket only so that the Ranji Trophy match can be easily organised here in future.
Shri Chouhan advised making use of the land marked separately for Indoor Stadium in Vidisha. Canara Cricket Club Secretary Shri Sandeep Singh Dongar informed about the work undertaken for restoration and pavilion for Kanara ground.



Minister Dr. Shejwar Participates in Yatra on 75th Day in Dhar District
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 25, 2017

Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar along with wife participated in 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva yatra on its 75th day in Koteshwar of Dhar district. He performed Aarti of Maa Narmada and undertook plantation. Chairman Child Protection Commission Shri Raghvendra Sharma, Former MLA Shri Mukamsingh Kirade, villagers and devotees in large number were present on the occasion.
Jan-Sanvad programmes were held at Nisarpur and Kadmal during the yatra. A short play was staged by the students of Nisarpur village focusing cleanliness and to prevent Narmada river from pollution. Jan-Sanvad focusing organic farming held at village Kadmal.
Minister Dr. Shejwar said that Yatra has been started by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for conservation of lifeline Maa Narmada. The yatra started on last December 11 from Amarkantak will culminate at Amarkantak on May 11. He further mentioned that this yatra has become an example of river conservation in the entire world.
Dr. Shejwar further stated that Maa Narmada is the foundation of our life. It provides water for electricity, drinking and irrigation. Our faith and beliefs are attached to it. He said that it is our responsibility to save Maa Narmada from pollution and to conserve it. We are fortunate for getting an opportunity to serve Maa Narmada, he added.
Moreover, Dr. Shejwar shed light on establishment of sewage treatment plants in big cities and towns to prevent Maa Narmada from pollution, plantation schemes on both the banks of river, to quit open defecation, construction of toilets in houses, construction of Muktidhams and schemes related to construction of separate kunds for idols and poojan material immersion. He also informed that no liquor shops will be opened in the radius of 5.5 k.m on both the banks of Narmada River. Dr. Shejwar also administered pledge to the villagers towards de-addiction and Beti Bachao.
Jan-Sanvad on Organic farming
Information in detail was given by agriculture experts on the ill effects towrads use of chemical fertlisers in village Kadmal. Farmers were told to adopt organic farming. Chairman Child Protection Commission Shri Raghvendra Sharma also expressed his views. Shri Mukamsingh Kirade in local dialect explained the issues in detail related to Narmada River conservation.
Plantation was carried out by the guests in Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Memorial Forest in Nisarpur. Giving warm reception to the yatra, Kalash yatra was set out at Nisarpur, Kadmal, Chikhalda and Khaparkheda.


PR Minister Dr. Mishra Gives Blessings in Group Marriage Ceremony at Badoni
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 25, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Afairs Dr. Narottam Mishra blessed newly wedded couples in Group Marriage Ceremony of Kushwaha Community at Nagar Parishad Badoni of district Datia.
Praying for happy and prosperous married life of the couples, Dr. Mishra said that this unique programme of the community is worth exemplary. He garlanded the statue of Jayoti Ba Rao Phule. Moreover, Dr. Mishra also presented gift of house hold items to the newly wedded couples.
Shivratri Mahotsav
Dr. Mishra participated in Shivratri Mahotsav reaching Agro Solvad . He performed Pooja -Archana and Abhishek of Lord Shiva in Shiva Temple. Later on, Dr. Shejwar participated in T-20 cricket tournament at Badoni triangle.



Community Claims of Forest Areas to be Examined
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 24, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the community claims of forest Areas will be examined. State government does not want any eligible beneficiary to remain deprived of the benefits of the government schemes. Gramoday Abhiyan will be organised from April 14 to May 31. The campaihgn aims at benefitting each and every villager.
He said the Forest Rights pattas have been given to 2.32 lakh families. The claims will be re-examined so as to ensure that no beneficiary is denied the benefits. Shri Chouhan was addressing the training programme of Ekta Parishad at Gandhi Bhavan premises today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the state is probably the first state where all have residential land. Multi-storeyed buildings will be made available for residential purpose taking into account the less land availability in urban areas. He said that pattas have been given to people who have been staying at the same place for long. More than five lakh people have been benefitted in the last one year. This work will continue till all do not get pattas. In this connection a law will also be brought in the Vidhan Sabha session.
He said that decision to grant representation to voluntary organisations in the Land-Rights Commission will be considered. He laid stress on the right to land besides importance of education. He gave information about the scheme for payment of fees for higher education to brilliant students by the government. He said that houses will be made available to five lakh families this year.
Coordinator Ekta Parishad Shri O.Rajagopal extended his congratulations on the formation of the Lok Seva Guarantee Kanoon, Land Commission and Happiness Department. It was informed at the meeting that heads of Parishads of 20 districts are taking part in the training programme.


Chief Minister Shri Chouhan performs Aarti of mother Narmada in Koteshwar
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 24, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shiivraj Singh Chouhan performed evening Aarti of mother Narmada at village Koteshwaar with Bhajan singer Sushri Anuradha Podwal. After the Aarti, the Chief Minister administered resolution to devotees for serving mother Narmada. Sushri Anuradha Podwal presented Bhajans based on 'Narmadashthak'.
Shri Chouhan listened Bhajans presented by Sushri Anuradha Podwal and himself presented a Bhajan on the devotees' demand. The Chief Minister performed puja at ancient Lord Shiva Temple and prayed for happiness in the state. After Aarti, addressing the people, the Chief Minister appreciated villages for giving donation of over Rs one crore for Ghat construction.
They were present
Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, Member of Parliament Smt Savitri Thakure, MLA Smt Ranjana Baghel, Smt Neena Verma, Shri Velsingh Bhuria, Shri Kalusingh Patel Vice-Chairman of Jan Abhiyan Parishad, Shri Pradip Pandey, Shri Shiv Chobey, Narmada Seva Yatra In-Charge Shri Vishnudutta Sharma, 1008 Shri Ayodhyadas Ji Maharaj and devotees were present.



Indore Gets Gift of Small Passport Service Center
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 23, 2017

A big gift was presented to 15 districts of Indore and Ujjain divisions in the form of small Passport services center at Indore today. Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the passport center. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presided over the programme. Union Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. V.K. Singh was present on the occasion as a special guest. Passport services center has started functioning immediately after its inauguration. Most awaited demand of Malvanchal is fulfilled through establishment of this center. This center will facilitate benefit to the applicants of 15 districts. Every day 100 appointments will be issued in the beginning and later on appointments will be increased according to the demand. Center has been made to process 600 to 700 applications. This small center will function like passport service center and after examining the application, approval process will be completed in a single working day.
Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan said that establishment of center is a good result of constant efforts. She mentioned that Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj has played an important role for establishing this center. Also initiative is being taken to make Indore Airport an International Airport. Long awaited demand of the citizens has been fulfilled by establishing small passport center at Indore.
CM Shri Chouhan expressed gratitude towards the Union Government besides Lok Sabha Speaker for the center. He mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is getting new facilities with the efforts of the Union Government. He further mentioned that Passport center at Bhopal was established in 1978 with the efforts of the Shri Atal Bihari Bajpai when he was Union Minister for External Affairs. After a long interval, the small passport center has been established at Indore with the efforts of the Union Government. CM Shri Chouhan informed that Union Government has decided to open passport centers at Jabalpur, Gwalior, Satna and Vidisha of Madhya Pradesh. Efforts will be made to open such centers in other cities of the state too. All possible support will be provided by the state government to establish these centers. Expansion of passport service centers is the need of the hour, he added.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. V.K. Singh stated that passport service is an important requirement of the common citizens. Efforts are being made towards expansion of passport service centers to fulfill the need. New passport centers in big numbers are being opened. Passport service centers at Jabalpur, Gwalior, Vidisha and Satna will be opened in the form of pilot project. Also efforts are being undertaken to render passport services through main post offices of the districts. Passport service has been made in public interest by bringing transparency in the works of passport services. Work related to passport is being made totally online and the time period has been reduced drastically for obtaining a passport.
Secretary Union Ministry for External Affairs Shri Gyaneshwar Muley informed that only 6 to 7 crore of people possess passport in the entire country at present. One to One crore 25 lakh passports annually are being made in the country. Work to make passport is being carried out on Saturday and Sunday also.
Smt. Sumitra Mahajan and other guests handed over a key of the house constructed by Indore Development Authority as symbolic to the wife of Martyr late Shri Gyaneshwar Nagar on the occasion.
The guests inaugurated the center cutting ribbon. They inspected the building and apprised themselves about the services available for the citizens. Mayor Smt. Malini Gour, President Jila Panchayat Sushri Kavita Patidar, Chairman Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani, MLAs Shri Sudershan Gupta, Shri Mahendra Hardiya and Shri Manoj Patel graced the occasion.


Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan to be Organised Twice in a Year
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 23, 2017

From now on the Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan will be organised twice in a year, once during admission time and second time in the middle of the academic session. Special Shiksha Gram Sabha will be organised in all villages under the Gramoday Abhiyan. On the same day, Ward Shiksha Sabha will be organised in the cities.
These decisions were taken during a review meeting taken by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today. School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, State Minister for School Education Shri Deepak Joshi and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present during the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issued instructions at the meeting to pay special attention to the training of teachers. Suggestions should be taken from the teachers to improve quality of education. Those who have extended their support in the Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan will be thanked. All ministers and MLAs should adopt one school each under the Abhiyan. He said he will go to any one school twice every month. Inspiring books with good literature should be made available in the schools.
Bal Sabhas in schools must be made multipurpose and annual function celebrations should be organised in all the schools. School Management Committee meetings must be held regularly. People should be persuaded to connect with their schools.
It was informed that one lakh 92 thousand 260 volunteers visited the schools under the Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan on February 18. Several volunteers gave books and other related material to the schools. The School Education Department has chalked out a plan to rope in these volunteers for the assistance in extra-curricular activities.
Material worth Rs 3 crore 21 lakh has been acquired by the schools under the Vidyalaya Uphaar Yojana. Among those who were present at the meeting were Principal Secretary duo to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Varnawal and Shri S.K. Mishra, Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gaud Mukherji and departmental officers.



Conservation of Lifeline Maa Narmada is Must
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 22, 2017

'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra on its 72nd day entered village Kawda of Dhar district from Alirajpur today. Yatra was welcomed by Minister incharge of Dhar district Shri Antar Singh Arya and Former Minister and MLA Smt. Ranjana Baghel. Moreover the Yatra was accorded grand welcome by large number of men and women at the border of Dhar district. Yatra started from its destination place reached village Rampur and Jalwat. A tribal dance group of Bhil tribals in colourful attires was leading the yatra.
Minister incharge of district Shri Antar Singh Arya was holding the Narmada flag and MLA Smt. Ranjana Baghel was holding the kalash. Addressing the Jan-Sanvad at village Kawda, Shri Arya said that Narmada seva yatra is being conducted with an objective to create awareness among the people towards Narmada River. Participation of all is must in this. This will keep Maa Narmada clean and pious.
Smt. Ranjana Baghel mentioned that Maa Narmada is our life line. Beside us Maa Narmada also take care of animals and birds of the state. Therefore, it is our responsibility to conserve Maa Narmada necessarily. Narmada river must not be exploited. This yatra is a public welfare yatra. All the sections of the society beside Sant-Mahatmas, Seers and devotees are taking part in this yatra, she added.
Emphasis was laid on adoption of organic farming during Jan-Sanvad held at village Jalwat. Day by day increase in use of chemical fertilisers is reducing the land fertility. Hence, in this situation we should adopt our traditional method of farming. This was suggested by the officers of the agriculture department.
Chief of Core Group of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Amit Shah shed light in detail on the objectives of Narmada seva yatra. Pledge towards environment conservation, organic farming, to make village free of open defecation, to undertake fruits and umbrageous plantation and to keep Maa Narmada clean and pious was administered to the villagers by the Yatra Incharge Shri B.D. Sharma.
President Janpad Panchayat Shri Jaideep Patel, Vice President Jila Panchayat Shri Kalyan Singh, Former MLA Shri Mukam Singh Kirade, Shri Manish Bhargava, Shri Suresh Soni and villagers in large number were present on the occasion. Yatra will cover its next destinations Dekcha, Jamda and Dharmrai on February 22.


PR minister Dr. Mishra condoles demise of senior journalist Shri A.P. Gupta
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 22, 2017

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs minister Dr. Narottam Mishra condoled the demise of senior journalist Shri Ayodhya Prasad Gupta. Shri Ayodhya Prasad Gupta passed away on Monday.
Minister Dr. Mishra said that Shri Ayodhya Prasad Gupta did memorable work for news agency Press Trust of India and different newspapers.
Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra prayed to God to rest peace to late Shri Gupta and give strength to his family members to bear this grief.



Prime Minister Shri Modi on Short Visit to Khajuraho
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 21, 2017

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reached Khajuraho on a short visit today. He was welcomed at the Khajuraho air base by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Minister of State (independent charge) for Backward Class and Minority Welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav, designated Minister in waiting by the State government, with bouquet.
Prime Minister Shri Modi reached Khajuraho air base at 11 in the morning from where he proceeded to Urai (Uttar Pradesh) by helicopter.
Among those who were present were MP Shri Virendra Khatik, MLAs Sarvashri Manvendra Singh, R.D. Prajapati, Smt. Rekha Yadav and Pushpendranath Pathak, Bundelkhand Development Authority deputy chairman Shri Vijay Bahadur Singh Bundela, District Panchayat President Shri Rajesh Prajapati, Shri Pushpendra Pratap Singh, Nagar Palika Chairman Smt. Archana Singh and other public representatives.
Prime Minister Shri Modi was welcomed by I.G. Shri Satish Kumar Saxena, D.I.G. Shri K.C Jain, Collector Shri Ramesh Bhandari, Superintendent of Police Shri Lalit Shakyvar and other administrative officials.


Yatra carries message for river cleanliness and conservation
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 21, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the prime objective of Narmada Seva Yatra is to spread message to every person for river conservation, cleanliness and environment protection. He said that the yatra has achieved its success and awareness has been brought for river conservation across the state along with people living in both banks of Narmada river. Shri Chouhan was addressing Jan Samvad programme during 'Namami Devi Narmade' - Seva Yatra today in village Chhaktala of Alirajpur district.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the campaign is for enriching the ancient river and lifeline of the state. It was necessary for success of the campaign that there should be public participation. Narmada river has given everything to the state. In ancient scriptures, Narmada has been described holy river like Ganga. This is giving salvation and life. He said that because of tree felling on the banks of the river, seepage has stopped in the river which used to be from trees there. We all will have to contribute for its protection and conservation.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that trees providing shadow and fruits will be planted on both the sides of the river in one km radius. The farmers, who will plant fruit-bearing trees on private land, will be given Rs 20,000 financial help. Three years after when the trees will provide fruits, fruits routes will be developed. Toilets are being constructed in each house in villages on the banks of Narmada for making river banks holy and cleaned. Treatment plants are being installed to curb flow of drainage water. Liquor shops located in five km area from Narmada bank will be closed down after March 31. Steps will be taken for prohibition in entire state. He administered resolution for de-addiction completely and called upon village masses not to cause dirt in Narmada river. Crematorium would be constructed for last rites to be carried out in Narmada river. Changing rooms will be constructed at each Ghat on the Narmada river.
Referring 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padao' campaign, the Chief Minister said that legal provision will be made for capital punishment to accused involved in atrocities with girls. The government will make efforts in this regard.
Patanjali School to be Opened in Alirajpur District
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said that a Patanjali school will be opened in Alirajpur district in which 2 thousand children will be given admissions. Also products of farmers who wish to establish aloe vera, anvala (gooseberry) and herbal plants will be purchased by the Patanjali. Baba Ramdev said that addiction is the root cause of destruction. Addiction destroys human body. He also taught merits of yoga from the dais to the citizens present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan announced to bring Narmada water through pipeline in village Chhaktala. He said that renovation of Kajal Mata Mandir which is a center of faith and devotion will be carried out. Also beautification of mandir will be undertaken. Shri Chouhan begun Jan-Sanvad programme with Kanya Poojan. He performed poojan by washing feet of the girls on the occasion.
Earlier to this, CM Shri Chouhan along with his wife participated in Narmada Seva Yatra at village Chhaktala. Smt. Sadhna Singh was holding Narmada kalash and Shri Chouhan was holding Narmada flag. Baba Ramdev, Jain Muni Lokesh Muni, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Shri B.D. Sharma, MLAs Shri Nagar Singh Chouhan and Shri Madhav Singh Dabar were present in the yatra.
Citizens, women and children in large numbers of Maharashtra and Gujarat borderline Boorma, Kavda, Gaampur, Jalbath villages and Sondwa tahsil of Madhya Pradesh were present in village Chhktala. 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra was accorded grand welcome at Bhopaliya, Kathwad, Madhu Pallavi and Silota villages. The next destination of yatra is village Umrali.



Poor Families do not take Loan Now for Marriage of their Daughters
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 20, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah Yojna is proved successful to eliminate social evils and to solemnise marriages of daughters of poor families. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Group Marriage Function and dedication programme of developemnt works at Sendhwa of Badwani district today. He gave blessings to 1151 newly wedded couples and dedicated development works costing Rs. 29 crore 13 lakh on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah yojna has been appreciated in the entire country and it has been adopted by other states. This proved the worthiness and significance of the scheme. He mentioned that poor families do not take loan now for marriages of their daughters.
Shri Chouhan gave blessings to 25 newly wedded Muslim Couples and to other 1126 newly wedded couples whose marriages are performed under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah Yojna. Moreover, Shri Chouhan presented a mango sapling to each groom and a sapling of Guava to each bride. He also dedicated 13 development works costing Rs. 29 lakh during the programme.
Shri Chouhan dedicated Civil Hospital building worth Rs. 5 crore, Government Polytechnic College building costing Rs. 7 crore 87 lakh, administrative building of Sendhwa Municipality costing Rs. 2 crore, 30 bed Varla Hospital building built at a cost of Rs. 2 crore 8 lakh and Sub Health Centres of Umarti, Pajriya, Vinayiki, Kalikundi, Dhamariya and Dhawda built at cost of Rs. 20 lakh each. Moreover Shri Chouhan dedicated Pisnaval Barrage worth Rs. 4 crore 7 lakh Naktirani Barrage costing Rs. 3 crore 91 lakh and Thigli Barrage built at a cost of Rs. 3 crore 81 lakh. This Barrage will facilitate irrigation on 790 hectare land of this area. Furthermore Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of 132/33 k.v.a elctricity sub-center to be built at Shahpura.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made several announcements on demand of Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Antarsingh Arya. These announcements include starting college in Balwadi from next academic session, to release Rs. 5 crore for Sendhwa Municipality separately, construction of rest house in Sendhwa town, provision of irrigation facility through lift irrigation from Narmada river wherever possible in the district, construction of boundary wall of Dushhera ground Sendhwa, construction of barrages on rivers of Sonkhedi, Dugani, Rojanimaal and Mehatgaon, upgradation of Sendhwa Middle School no. 3 to High School, construction of culverts at Jhopal, Goi-Nihali road, Sendhwa-Varla road, Kolki to Solwan road, culvert on Goi river in Ghudchaal, on Sirvale Kharak river, on Dugani river and on Dhavli Tanda river, starting of girls high schools in Dhanora and Balwadi, upgradation of Malvan High school to Higher secondary school and constructionof 33/11 k.v. electricity subcenters in Dhavli and Gwadi.
MP and State President B.J.P. Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Antarsingh Arya, Chairman M.P. Housing and Infrastructure Development Board Shri Krishna Murari Moghe, MP Shri Subhash Patel and MLA Shri Diwan singh were present in the programme.


Adopting Good Qualities Makes A Person Noble
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 20, 2017

Students of Government Sanjay Gandhi Middle School had the opportunity to learn their lesson through poems, maths and enjoyed listening to educative stories with morals when the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the school as a teacher on Saturday. He not only narrated inspiring stories but also solved their problems in Mathematics.
Through his teaching he not only generated a feeling of confidence among the students but also the energy and enthusiasm to do the best in life. He taught them the lesson of how to become devoted to the nation and grow up as responsible citizens.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan spent nearly one and a half hour teaching the children. He mixed up easily with the children and gave them big lessons through his small examples which generated enthusiasm among them. Shri Chouhan reached the school and played the role of a teacher brilliantly under the statewide Mil-Banche Campaign, so as to create understanding and will among the children to study earnestly. The Government Sanjay Gandhi Middle School is the same school where Shri Chouhan attained education from Class VI to VIII. Inspiring the students, the Chief Minister said that adopting good qualities in one's life make you a great and a noble person.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children that education is the most effective medium to keep one's point with utmost understanding and in an impressive manner. He explained the importance of one's hold on language and education in building one's life through examples of his own student life. He not only told the children about the importance of obeying one's guru but also narrated the story of Aaruni's gurubhakti and inspiring incidents related to Chandrashekhar Azad who laid down his life for the country. He told to the children inspiring incidents related to the life of Mahatma Gandhi and Yudhishthir who are known to have always followed the path of truth.
Chilren Learn Lesson on Patriotism
Chief Minister made the children read out stories from their textbooks and discussed the morals behind it. He filled the children with the emotions of love for the country through 'Pushpa ki Abhilasha'. He reminded them about the freedom fighters who struggled for the independence of the country and the martyrs who laid down their lives in the process. He inspired them to construct the India of their dreams.
Shri Chouhan explained to the children how confidence was the basis of one's personality. Never hesitate to tell the truth. The Chief Minister also had a question-answer session with the children. He encouraged them to respect one's elders, parents and gurus. He stressed on the need to make continuous efforts to overcome one's weakness. Citing his own example he told the children how he feared the subject Mathematics. He said that he spoke very slowly. He expressed his gratitude to his teachers who helped him overcome his shortcomings.
Chief Minister Listens to Children's Stories
The Chief Minister made the children read the chapters from their textbooks as intended under the Mil-Banche Campaign. Gauravi Vishwakarma, a student, read the story of Rammo and Kallo. Deepu Malviya read out the life of Shivaji while a Class II student Santosh said the prayer. During the prayer, Shri Chouhan said God should always be remembered. He said that the whole world is controlled by one Supreme power and we remember this Supreme power by different names. He asked student Deepak Bhadouria to add, student Santoshi to subtract and Priyanka to solve a multiplication sum. He listened to stories narrated by the children in order to refine their art of conversation so that they learn from inspirational incidents. He also made the morals behind the stories clear. Student Nitin, through his story of parrots gave the moral not to learn anything by cramming and mugging up like parrots. Class VI student Suhani Rajoria narrated a story about a youth's who laid down his life to save the lives of others.
Children Should Make Efforts to Become Better
Shri Chouhan called upon the children to make efforts to attain knowledge to serve the country and the world. He urged them to live such a life that their parents, teachers and country are proud of them. He urged them to make attempts to smoothen their good qualities and strive to improve. Citing his own example he said that he would go on education tours from school, he would always try to assist other students and teachers and he continued to move forward with such feelings.
Develop good qualities in life
He said that a personality with cleanliness, truth, respect and love has an aura. He said whatever good you read you should try to adopt in life. Always strive to improve by working to remove your shortcomings. He said to the children to consider the entire world as one family and work towards their welfare as per Indian culture. This is mine, this is yours, this is not the right way of thinking. Dharma means good things and Adharma is all that is evil and wrong. This is why Indian culture says Dharma always wins and Adharma is destroyed.
The Chief Minister released the school magazine Navankur and gave away gifts to the children. The vote of thanks was proposed by the school cabinet prime minister Priyanka Kumhare.
People from all classes participated in the Mil-Banche programme which was held to increase knowledge and the understanding about language among students. More than two lakh people of every walk of life were taught one lakh, 12 thousand 73 primary and middle schools of the state under this statewide programme. Among those who took part in the programme include ministers, MLAs, public representatives, officials, social workers, retired officers, engineers, doctors, former students and people from all walks of life.



Revenue Minister Shri Gupta Participates in Seva Yatra in Badwani District
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 18, 2017

Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Umashankar Gupta participated in 'Namami Devi Narmade'-Seva Yatra on 69th day of yatra in Badwani district. Shri Gupta reached village Pipri on Friday morning and after performing pooja archana of Narmada kalash and flag joined yatra accompanied by several seva yatris.
Moreover Shri Gupta accompanied by local representatives, administrative officers, seva yatris administered pledge to the devotees at Pipri and Bagud villages for their cooperation towards Narmada river conservation, to undertake plantation to conserve environment and de-addiction.
Badwani Should be Known for Horticulture
Yatris, Narmada kalash and flag were accorded remarkable welcome in villages. Villagers offering sugarcane and other fruits juice produced locally welcomed the yatris. Minister Shri Gupta said that a dense fruit plantation will be carried out in one k.m. strip of these villages situated on the bank of River Narmada and Badwani district will be known among the future generation as horticulture district. On one hand farmers will become prosper on the other water, forest and land on the banks of Maa Narmada will be conserved.
Minister Shri Gupta Planted Fruit Saplings
During the seva yatra, Shri Gupta together with plantation guests and yatris undertook fruits plantation on the land of farmers beside Narmada Parikarma Path and at village Pipri. He planted guava and coconut saplings on the occasion.
Chairman Women Commssion also participates in Narmada Parikarma
Chairman State Women Commission Smt. Lata Vankhede and Member Smt. Surya Chouhan also took part in Narmada Seva yatra at village Bagud on Friday.
These were present in Seva Yatra
MP Shri Subhash Patel, Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Ranchhod Patel and villagers in large number participated in the yatra.


State Govt. will make every effort, that is needed to removed difficulties of poor
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 18, 2017

Finance minister Shri Jayant Mallaiya said that the state government will make every effort that is needed to remove difficulties of poor class. He said that state government has given special attention on education to children. State government will avail loan without interest for study. Finance minister Shri Mallaiya was distributing LPG connections under Pradhanmantri Ujjawala Yojana in village Khajri of Damoh district today.
Finance minister Shri Mallaiya said that LPG connections are being distributed to 1.82 lakh beneficiaries in Damoh district. Finance minister Shri Mallaiya distributed 30 LPG connections in village Khajri. The Finance Minister said that state government is providing LPG connections to five crore beneficiaries of poor class under Ujjawala Yojana across the country. Finance minister said that residential patta (right) will be given to every eligible person in the district.
State government is fast working on scheme to provide house to every person by the year 2022. Shri Mallaiya informed villagers about Mukhyamantri Swasthya Seva Shivir to be held on February 20 in Damoh. He said that renowned medical experts will present in the camp. Facility for treatment to cancer, kidney and heart patients will be given in the camp. The Finance Minister dedicated two cement-concrete roads in the village.
Participated in Youth Parliament
Finance Minister Shri Jayant Mallaiya and Member of Parliament Shri Prahlad Patel today participated in Youth Parliament in Government PG College, Damoh. Pt Kunjilal Dubey Sansdiya Vidyapeeth, Bhopal organised the parliament. Finance Minister said that youth parliament is the future parliament of the country. Youths will get information about governing system through parliamentary process. He appreciated the programme.



Budget Session an Opportunity to Showcase Government Works
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 17, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Vidhan Sabha budget session was the appropriate opportunity to make public aware of public welfare and development works.
He said that the Parliament was also made aware of the achievements of the government through the different modes of Vidhan Sabha. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the preparations of the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha budget session at the Mantralaya today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Vidhan Sabha decided the accountability of the government. Complete information with utmost seriousness and care should be made available to the Vidhan Sabha. All information should be sent within the time limit.
Information should include facts and analysis. He directed to ensure that the bills to be presented in the forthcoming session in the Vidhan Sabha should be presented within the prescribed time limit.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed the preparations after a discussion with principal secretaries of 50 departments. He reviewed department wise pending zero-hour, questions obtained, assurance and clauses of the accounts committee.


Target to provide Water through Nal-Jal to Each House
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 17, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that water will be provided to each house of the state through Nal-Jal (Pipeline). Roadmap must be prepared for this. He directed the officials to initiate action making time table. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the Public Health Engineering department at Mantralaya today. Minister for Public Helath Engineering Sushri Kusum Mehdele and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present in the meeting.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that works should be completed within time limit. Transparency and quality must be maintained in the working process. He directed the officials to undertake tender works making time table under the surface water supply schemes. Keeping in view the ensuing summer season, he emphasised need on advance arrangements for supply of potable water. Shri Chouhan further said that survey regarding potable water difficulties and water sources should be conducted.
He directed to review the potable water projects in floride affected areas. Moreover CM Shri Chouhan congratulated the department to became first in redressing the grievances received on CM helpline.
It is informed in the meeting that an action plan has been prepared to solve the potable water problems for less rain affected areas. Solar schemes of tap water (Nal Jal) will be implemented in areas situated at heights and hilly regions. Availability of spare parts and riser pipes have been enusred, special mobile team to maintain hand pumps and a grievances redressal cell has been formed.
New 8 thousand hand pumps will be installed from April to June months in the current year. An amount of Rs. 1200 crore will be spent on rural potable water programme. Moreover, ongoing 20 group water schemes will be completed by March 2018. Six schemes worth Rs. One thousand 211 crore and 9 schemes costing Rs. 4,512 crore with financial assistance of NABARD and N.D.B. respectively are proposed to be implemented.



CM Shri Chouhan Along with Wife performs Aaarti of Maa Narmada
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 16, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed sandhya aarti of Maa Narmada, along with his wife in village Mohipura of Badwani district. Bhajan singer Shri Anoop Jalota was also present on this occasion.
The Chief Minister administered pledge for service of Maa Narmada to devotees. After aarti, Sadhvi Pragya Bharati aand Shri Anoop Jalota presented bhajans on Narmadasthak.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan paid tributes to Mahantgiri Shri Amurtanand at his samadhi place and prayed for happiness in the state by performing puja at ancient Lord Shiva temple
Chief Minister appreciates fountain show and kakar fire show
The Chief Minister appreciated fountain show in which over 1000 gas baloons were flown in the air and presentation of fire show demonstrating the shape of 'Namami Devi Narmade'.
Chief Minister gives Neg to girls
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave neg (donation) to girls depicting the Maa Narmada.


Water Transportation to begin in 100 km distance in Narmada river
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 16, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that water transportation will be started in 100 km distance in Narmada River. He said that liquor shops located in five km radius from Narmada banks will be closed down after March 31. Shri Chouhan said that vehicles to be used for illegal sand excavation will be confiscated now. Shri Chouhan was addressing Jan Samvad programme in village Mohipura of Badwani district today during Namami Devi Narmade Seva Yatra. With his wife, he received the yatra and welcomed the Yatris.
Chhattisgarh Bhora Girl and Community Member will also Participate in Yatra
The Chief Minister felicitated Sushri Neha Parvin, who arrived from Chhattisgarh. The girl of Bohra community is participating in the Yatra along with her society people, taking the 'Dhwaj' and 'Kalash'.
Animal Husbandry and Environment Minister, Shri Antar Singh Arya, Member of Parliament Shri Subhash Patel, Chairman of Scheduled Caste Commission and Yatra in-charge, Shri Bhupendra Arya, water expert from Maharashtra Shri Suresh Khatapurkar, Dr. Subodh Sharma of Nepal, MLA Shri Devi Singh Patel, citizens and public representatives were present in the programme.
Underlining the importance of Narmada river, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Narmada river is heart line of the country. This is life stream of culture. Many civilizations and cultures originated on the banks of the river. Mother Narmada covers 1000 km distance after originating from Amarkantak and till its culmination in the Arabian Sea. 39 rivers out of its 41 tributaries are in borders of Madhya Pradesh. Around 30 percent population of Madhya Pradesh resides on the banks of this river. He said that's why it is responsibility of all that we protect the mother Narmada and make it pollution-free with its expansion and conserve it for next generation.
CM said that the Yatra, aiming at protection and cleanliness of the river has now become a public movement. The efforts to convey importance of trees are becoming successful. People now understand that we should not defecate in open and adopt 'save girl-educate them' theme. Shri Chouhan said that plantation on both sides of the river will not only clean the air but it will give source of additional income. He said that resolution for prohibition administered in Jan Samvad programme, has wide impact. Decision has been taken to ban plastic bags. Shri Chouhan said that Rs 20,000 per hectare grant for three years and 40 percent assistance in cost will be given for plantation on farmers' land in one km distance from the river's bank. He said that like milk route, fruit routes will be developed and the government will provide subsidy for this.
The Chief Minister said that water is being supplied to every farm of farmers in Badwani district through canal. He said that Badwani district will become 'Bagwani' district further. The Chief Minister participated in the yatra in Mohipura before this programme and performed Maha-Aarti on the mother Narmada's bank. Chairman of Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Chobey also addressed the programme.
The Yatra was resumed from village Lohara of Badwani district today and reached Mohipura, passing through Kirmohi, Keshavpura and other villages. People welcomed the Yatra by showering flowers.



Metro Mirror - Forward India Forum and Deeshanjali celebrated Valentine's Day at ApnaGhar
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 15, 2017

Metro Mirror, Forward India Forum & Deeshanjali members celebrated Valentine's Day at the ApnaGhar oldage Home. On this occassion the inmates cut the cake and Biscuit packets were distributed.

Mrs. Madhuri Mishra who founded and managing the ApnaGhar introduced the inmates and some of the inmates recited poems and done Acting to propose the elder Woman. The inmates include the Judge and a doctor abandoned by their family.

Mrs. Mishra told to MetroMirror, "we enjoy the company of elderly people and live as a big family. My husband, daughter and Bahu all help me to manage the ApnaGhar".
Dr. Anoop Swarup and Mr. Shiv Harsh Suhalka presented a shawl to Mrs. Mishra as a token of respect to her efforts to keep the inmates hapy and healthy.
On this occasion Deeshanjali founder Mr. Vijay Patidar, Mr. Vikas Saxena and the Volunteers were present.


Approval to Four Irrigation Projects of State
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 15, 2017

Cabinet meeting held at Pachmarhi under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave approval to four irrigation projects of 18 thousand 360 hectare area. Beside this approval was given to Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity project to reduce distance and to provide better approach road to facilitate market, health centres, education centres and industrial area etc. to the rural population.
While giving approval to irrigation projects, cabinet has given administrative sanction of Rs. 310.03 crore to Chhitakhudri Medium Irrigation Project of Jabalpur. This will facilitate irrigation on 8920 hectare area. Similarly, approval of Rs. 69 crore was given for Koteshwar (Imlipada) Minor irrigation project of Ratlam to increase irrigation capacity on 1995 hectare area.
Moreover, approval of Rs. 162 crore was given for Kaith Medium irrigation project of Sagar. This will provide irrigation facility on 5135 hectare area. Twenty one villages of Rahli block of Sagar district will be benefitted by this project . Administrative sanction of Rs. 104 crore was provided for Bhavsa medium irrigation project of Burhanpur to increase irrigation facility on 2310 hectare area. These four irrigation projects will increase irrigation capacity on a total 18 thousand 360 hectare area in the state.
Furthermore, the cabinet has given approval to upgrade 10 thousand k.m. roads into tar roads from the roads constructed under the Mukhyamantri Rural Road project and approval for construction of 510 k.m. new roads for which 505 million U.S. dollars assistance received from the World bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment bank.
The condition has been laid with this project that 5 thousand population must be benefitted on the basis of census 2011 and 50 percent distance must be reduced to facilitate market, health centres, education centers and industral area to the villagers of the last point of the new roads. The project will be implemented by Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority. The project will be completed within two years .


State Tops in Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 15, 2017

Out of 74 thousand 915 kilometres rural roads approved under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), about 63 thousand 212 kilometres roads have been completed. An expenditure of Rs 17 thousand 432 crores out of approved funds of Rs 22 thousand 871 crores was incurred. Madhya Pradesh tops the list in implementation of the scheme as per the status of expenditure incurred, among other states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar.
Under this scheme, the approval of roads was obtained with the help of ADB. ADB appreciated and awarded the state in 'Rural Road Project' for construction and good quality of roads. The state was honoured at the national level with the 'CIDC Vishwakarma Award 2016' for maintenance of these roads constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. This maintenance policy has been lauded at the national level.
The state government is making use of the plastic waste that is harmful for the environment in the construction of the roads. The state is playing an important role in keeping the state free from plastic waste through its successful experiment under the Swachch Bharat Mission. So far 800 tonnes of plastic waste has been made use of in the construction of nearly 1600 kilometre road.
The state government acquired an approval of Rs 19 thousand 362 crores for the construction of 15 thousand 424 roads (61 thousand 235 kms long) in the last 11 years (April 2005 to March 2016) under the Pradhan Mantri Sadak Yojana. Roads have been constructed for all eligible settlements selected with a view to provide connectivity to settlements with 250 populace, under the guidelines for implementation of the scheme in 88 development blocks included in the Schedule- 5 out of 313 development blocks of the state. A large number of people belonging to the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and backward class community have been benefited.
The roads constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana have facilitated the villagers from health, education, trade and particularly agricultural point of view. The agriculturists are now able to sell his agricultural produce directly at the Krishi Upaj Mandi and is benefiting from it. This has provided relief from mediators and also put a check on migration of the rural public to a great extent. The construction of these roads has made the life of the villagers easier besides improving their standard of living and making them economically developed.



Simhastha Has Influenced Entire World
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 14, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed the Simhastha Seva Samman awards at his residence today. He honoured total 174 persons including political leaders and officers for Simhastha works on the stage. He presented medals to all of them.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Simhastha event has left and indelible imprint on the entire world. It is appreciated all over, the credit of which goes to political leaders and all small and big officers and employees. They have given their best performance and contribution in whatever responsibility they were entrusted with. He said that the Simhastha-2016 was an amazing event in which eight crore devotees participated compared to an estimated five crore devotees. The event was magnificent and outstanding. He mentioned the various challenged faced in organizing the event. The event was a huge success owing to the best performance of each and every member of the team. Mentioning the natural calamity during the event, he said that it was indeed astonishing that the arrangements were rearranged at a fast pace. The structure of basic facilities created in Ujjain is amazing. He said that social acceptance of good work is a must. This programme was organized only to highlight the government's gesture.
Narmada Seva Yatries also Honoured
The Chief Minister said that people connected to the Narmada Seva Yatra will also be honoured. He also stressed on the need to honour the best performers of various departments. He called upon the state team to continue working with the same dedication to make the state the best in the world.
Urban Administration Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh said that the world saw a unique confluence of service, dedication, faith and religion in Simhastha 2016. When the state's head assists as a worker, then even calamities can be overcome which is apparent from the success of Simhastha. He congratulated all those honoured on the occasion.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav, Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Simhastha Central committe Chairman Shri Makhan Singh, Shri Divakar Natu, Shri Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and former Chief Secretary Antony de Sa was also present on the occasion.


Complete Process of Formation of New Missions Within a Week
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 14, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued instructions to officials to give final shape to all the seven missions that are to be constituted. He has instructed them to complete the administrative process of the formation of these missions, to fix their targets and to prepare a road map for obtaining it.
Shri Chouhan spoke to officials at his residence about finalizing the Youth Empowerment Mission, Health Mission, Housing Mission, Agro-Forestry Mission, Micro Irrigation Mission, Narmada Seva Mission and Cashless Mission. He instructed officials that they should give final shape to the missions and make required provisions in the budget. He said that the missions were aimed at giving development and public welfare works the shape of a campaign. This will ensure that the work will be completed on time.
Talking about the Narmada Seva Mission on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the Narmada Seva Yatra has helped to successfully change the mentality of people. He witnessed this change in person on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti when people did not flow the pujan material and flowers etc. in the Narmada water and refrained from using plastic. He issued instructions to prepare the road map to fullfil the objectives of the yatra before May 11. He also said that preparations should be made to plant trees on the same day on Omkar Mountains in Omkareshwar and Amarkantak mountains in July. A meeting of Narmada Seva Samitis of villages from where the Yatra has already passed should be taken and they should be given targets.
On the Micro Irrigation Mission, Shri Chouhan said that this mission will change the scenario of farming. It will raise the income of farmers. On the occasion it was informed that the Youth Empowerment Mission aimed at economic empowerment of youth through sel f-employment and employment. The aim of Health Mission is to reduce the child and mother death rates and control malnutrition. The Agro-Forestry Mission will work in the direction of raising the income of the farmers.
Give Final Shape to Priority Works
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issued instructions to give final shape to priority works of the government in the prescribed time limit. These works include Medhavi Chhatra Yojana, land allotment to homeless, connecting all villages by road by the end of 2018, making employment and placement portal, starting Deendayal Rasoi, empowerment of women self-help groups and linking citizen services to mobile apps etc.
Greetings on cheap solar electricity
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan congratulated officials for the fixation of cheapest rate of solar energy of the world's biggest Ultra Mega Solar project set up in Rewa. He congratulated the New and Renewable Energy Department for the solar energy rate of Rs 2 and 97 paise per unit which is the cheapest rate in the country. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh gave the information about the tender process of fixing the solar electricity rates.
Among those present at the meeting were Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri P.C. Meena, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Narmada Valley Development Shri Rajnish Vaishya and Principal Secretary Public Health, Urban Administration, Irrigation, Industry etc.



Example of Social Harmony Witnessed During Narmada Seva Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 13, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that unique examples of social harmony were witnessed at the places which were covered till date during the Narmada Seva Yatra. He said that yatra was started by the state government but the society has brought honour to it in the real sense. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme at village Navdatoudi situated on Narmada bank near Kasrawad of Khargone district during the 'Namami Devi Narmade'- Seva yatra today.
He also walked four kilometer with the yatra. It is to be highlighted that women hockey team also accompanied CM Shri Chouhan in the yatra. Around 75 thousand devotees took part in the yatra today. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava was present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan stated that the Indian daughters have brought laurel and have established prestige in the world in the field of hockey. He announced a cash reward of Rs. 25 lakh increasing the amount by Rs. 2 lakh. Narmada sanitation campaign was lauded by the Indian women hockey captain Sushri Sushila Chanu which bagged gold medal at Singapore.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Narmada seva yatra is the biggest river conservation campaign of the world. The yatra has been supported by Film Actor Shri Amitabh Bachchan and Play back singer Sushri Lata Mangeshkar. Moreover, the yatra is getting support from abroad also. He further said that plantation is not only the responsibility of the state government but it is the responsibility of society too. Plantation will be carried out on private and government land in one k.m. radius on both the banks of Narmada River.
An amount of Rs. 20 thousand per hectare for three years will be provided to the farmer who undertake plantation at his land. Moreover, water treatment plants will be established in the cities located on the banks of River Narmada. Water after treatment will be provided to the farmers for irrigation. Shri Chouhan said that contractors indulge in illegal sale of liquor will not be spared. He said that action will be initiated to impose ban on sale of liquor in the state with this campaign. Shri Chouhan administered pledge towards Narmada River conservation on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan Lauded Social Harmony
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan appreciated the social harmony during the Jan-Sanvad programme. He said that people of all the religions are together sitting on the dais. This is a good tradition. Shri Chouhan said that it is a matter of pride that people of different religions are bearing one day expenses in public welfare. Religious Heads of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian community participated in the yatra.


Record Set to Benefit Over 12 Lakh Beneficiaries under Government Schemes in Single Day
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 13, 2017

Probably first time in the country and in the history of the state, a record has been set to benefit 12 lakh 68 thousand eligible beneficiaries under the government schemes in a single day during the Nagar Uday Abhiyan on February 8. Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh has informed that on this day, programmes were organised under the Nagar Uday Abhiyan conducted from December 25 to February 5, 2017 in which the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Cabinet Members handed over the sanctioned letters of government schemes to the beneficiaries.
Smt. Maya Singh further mentioned that Nagar Uday Abhiyan was conducted with an objective to evaluate the services given by the urban bodies beside identification of each beneficiary of the government schemes for urban areas. Besides this, the aim was to reach out to the beneficiaries to provide them the benefits of the schemes. Six thousand 28 teams were formed in the state for this and evaluation regarding need of beneficiaries and urban bodies was carried out through 7 thousand 286 ward meetings.
A total of 2 lakh 6 thousand were benefited in Shahdol division during the campaign. Similarly, One lakh 71 thousand beneficiaries in Jabalpur division, 80 thousand in Ujjain division, 2 lakh 88 thousand in Bhopal, Narmadapuram division, One lakh 52 thousand in Sagar division, One lakh 80 thousand in Indore division and One lakh 71 thousand in Gwalior division were benefited.
Under the campaign, 22 thousand 885 beneficiaries in Handcart and Rickshaw Puller scheme, 19 thousand 472 in Street Vendors Welfare scheme, 5 thousand 29 in Kesh Shilpi (barber) Welfare Scheme, 44 thousand 439 in Urban Domestic Women Workers Welfare scheme, 2 lakh 80 thousand 461 in Housing schemes for urban poor, 7,558 in Ladli Laxmi yojna, 7,245 in Mukhyamantri Urban Swa-Rozgar scheme, 28 thousand 885 in Mukhyamantri Arthik Kalyan scheme, 1806 in Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah-Nikah scheme, 48 thousand 605 in Mukhyamantri Bhavan Karmkaar Kalyan Mandal scheme, 26 thousand 990 in Lok Seva Praday Guarantee Act, 7,222 in School Chale Hum abhiyan, 3,215 in Mukhyamantri Prasuti Sahayta yojna, 39 thousand 477 in Social Security Pension scheme and 17 thousand 5 names were included in the poverty line beside 688 eligible beneficiaries under Mukhyamantri Bal Hridaya scheme. Also pattas to 15 thousand 936 beneficiaries, personal toilet possession letter to 3 lakh 29 thousand 151 and approval letter to 45 thousand 528 beneficiaries were distributed in Atal pension yojna.
Works have been carried out on all the aspects for over all development under the campaign. Under this for livelihood of urban poor, urban potable water, urban sanitation and solid waste management, urban sewage, establishment of green area, road and infrastructure development, housing for urban poor, urban transport, fire brigade services, e and mobile governance, financial and administrative urban reforms, smart city, skill development education and process to amend the law to provide ownership rights to the citizens is being started.
Moreover, under the campaign an amount of Rs. 30 thousand crore has been approved for schemes under the various schemes of urban development. Under these, Rs. 6191 crore 49 lakh for urban potable water augmentation scheme for 200 civic bodies, Rs. 3227 crore 86 lakh for sewerage project of 40 urban bodies, Rs. 1640 crore for sanitation towards solid waste management in 6 clusters, Rs. 1963 crore for smart city projects of Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur, Rs. 1599 crore 80 lakh for construction of 2 lakh 35 thousand residential units in 105 civic bodies, Rs. 450 crore for 2100 buses in 20 cities' cluster under hub and spoke model in urban transport, Rs. 1107 crore to 378 urban bodies under the second phase of Chief Minister infrastructure development programme and Rs. 26 crore for e- nagar palika and automated building plan approval system under the city development scheme have been approved.



Yatra welcomed in Khargone district on 61st day with plantation in one hectare
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 11, 2017

The 'Namami Devi Narmade' - Seva Yatra that covered 1200 km distance so far was welcomed in Khargone district on its 61st day and plantation was carried out in one hectare land to mark its arrival there. Minister of State for horticulture and Food Processing (independent charge) Shri Suryaprakash Meena received the Yatra. Shri Meena planted saplings of guava, lemon and neem.
After departure from Omkareshwar of Khandwa district, the Yatra reached Alibujurg, passing through Thapna and Motakkamafi. Women and men welcomed the yatra while queuing-up in one km distance on the border of Khargone district.
In Jan-Samvad held in Alibujurg, Minister of State Shri Meena said that the resolution taken during the yatra, cannot be fulfilled without support of the people. He underlined a need to carry out plantation on both sides of the Narmada river in one km distance from the banks. Shri Meena informed that liquor shops won't be allowed to run in five km radius.
Treatment plants will be set up in cities situated on the river's banks. Shri Meena said that drinking water supply and irrigation is made on 35 percent part of Madhya Pradesh through Narmada river water. Power production is being generated through dams constructed on Narmada river. He said that the yatra will culminate on May 11 but efforts would continue to fulfill resolution even after it. Only then, flow in Narmada river will be maintained.
Minister of state Shri Meena said that maintain sacredness of Narmada Kalash. Resolution was administered for plantation on banks of Narmada in all villages, cleanliness, discourage use of chemical fertilisers and pesticide, adopt bio-farming, save girl child and educate them, de-addiction and maintain purity in Narmada river.
MLA Shri Hitendra Singh Solanki said that it is responsibility of all to maintain sacredness of the river. Vice-chairman of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradip Pandey informed about objectives of the yatra. Yatra reached Tonksar from Alibujurg. Jan-samvad was held after kanya-pujan in Tonksar. Seers and villagers were present during the programme.


Narmada Yatra Becomes a Public Movement
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 11, 2017

When a good thought takes the form of a movement, people from every class, every religion start connecting to it. By reviving our culture and tradition, the effort of this generation to connect the significance of this yatra to public awareness is in itself a movement. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan's attempt to connect people and make them understand the importance of trees by giving the movement of conservation and cleanliness of Narmada River the form of a movement seems to be a success. Not only this but the "Namami Devi Narmade"-Seva Yatra is also successful in making the public aware of important issues like cleanliness in the villages, stopping the practise of defecating in the open and beti bachao-beti padhao. This Yatra is compelling people to consider constructing toilets in their houses and saving Narmada from pollution. Planting trees in a large number on the banks will not only provide a pure environment but will also become a source of additional income. The Chief Minister has announced that a grant of Rs 20 thousand per hectare for planting of trees will be given to farmers who have land within one kilometre radius of the river bank, for three years. They will also be given 40 per cent of the cost incurred on tree plantation as assistance. Apart from this, fruit routes like milk route will be made for which government will grant subsidy.
Sewage Treatment Plant will be built so that the river does not get polluted. Toilets will be constructed in every house, taps will be installed in every house under Nal-Jal Yojana and arrangement will be made for Muktidham and Pujan Kund.
The Narmada Yatra has been successful in spreading the message against social malpractices. The Yatra has successfully connected people in the resolve towards drug deaddiction, ban on use of plastic bags, purification campaign of Narmada river and calling women to come forward against liquor.
Rivers are the lifelines for human society. So the society will have to come forward to conserve rivers. The campaign to free the Narmada river from pollution is in the true sense a campaign to connect nature with humans.
"Namami Devi Narmade"-Seva Yatra entered Khargone district via Khapna and Mortakka village from Omkareshwar in Khandwa district on February 10, State Minister (Independent charge) for Horticulture and Food Processing Shri Suryaprakash Meena along with villagers welcomed the yatra at Aalibujurg village in Khargone district.



State to be best in river conservation
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 8, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today redressed problems of 12 applicants on the spot in Samadhan online at Mantralaya. He issued instructions to take punitive action against 14 persons for dereliction towards duties.
Volunteers to be associated With Each School
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that response Narmada Seva Yatra is getting is unprecedented. To expand it further, Narmada Seva Mission has been constituted in which forests, revenue departments and Narmada valley development authority have been included. Collector should lead it. Up-yatra should be taken out from other districts apart from districts of Narmada Region. The state has to be made the best in river conservation. Efforts would be made soon for conservation of other rivers. He said that one volunteer should be associated with each school under 'Mil Banche' Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan. It should be ensured. Residents of a ward should participate in programmes under Nagar Uday Abhiyan. He issued instructions to focus on diversion work. With issuing instructions for taking strict action in illegal excavation, Shri Chouhan asked districts located Narmada banks and monitor illegal excavation and to submit weekly report. He greeted collector, Panna, for taking action against illegal mining.
Discussion on law and order
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan discussed law and order with officers of police administration. He said that inspector general of police should continue visit their jurisdiction area. He said that strict action should be taken against mafia. Police action should be such that criminals be either in jail or forced to leave the state. Criminals should face tough action. He said that naxalism should not be allowed to spread in the state. Officers of border districts were asked to take action, making inter-state coordination. Expressing concern over crimes related with women, he said that daughters are like deity. Their dishonour won't be tolerated. The top priority should be given to action against habitual offender and those who are having perverted mentality.
He reviewed separately cases received under Samadhan online and took stock of progress and execution on previous Samadhan online. Instructions were issued to suspend joint director, industries, for lackluster in case of previous Samadhan online.
Problems redressed
The Chief Minister expressed anguish over delay in payment of scholarship to third year student of BBA, Kumari Ruchi Chhabra , Indore, in Samadhan online. He gave a cheque of Rs 10,000 to the students from assistance fund, along with scholarship. He asked chief secretary to take action against those who are responsible for delay in scholarship payment. In case of Mayo College not giving mark-sheet and scholarship to paramedical student Shri Ashok Kumar Lodhi of Bhopal, the chief minister asked collector to take action against responsible college management for the delay.
Stern Action will be taken Against Bank Officers
CM Shri Chouhan issued directives to the Senior Bank Officers to initiate strict action against bank officers during the Samadhan Online today. Action will be taken against Branch Manager State Bank of India-Rajgarh branch and Officers of regional office of Narmada Regional Rural Bank in case of irregularities in Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar Yojna and loan distribution work of Antavyasayi Cooperative Societies.
It may be mentioned that a loan of Rs. 3 lakh was sanctioned and sent to the S.B.I Biaora branch for centering work of Shri Hemant of Rajgarh district by the Jila Antavyasayi Cooperative Development Society. The branch manager has told the applicant to fix deposit Rs. 50 thousand to get the loan released. CM Shri Chouhan expressing displeasure over the case has told the bank senior officers to initiate action against the branch manager. Senior Officers of the bank have assured that strict action will be taken against the branch manager Shri Avinash Mishra.
Moreover assurance was given by the Regional Manager of the Narmada Regional Rural bank for stern action against the officers of the regional office. The action will be initiated in the case for not providing subsidy to Shri Vikas Shrivastava of district Dhar who has received loan under the Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar. The Regional Manager informed that a total of Rs. 15 thousand including subsidy amount and interest on delay has been paid to the applicant.
Marks sheets and scholarship amount were provided to the students in the programme. Directives to take strict disciplinary action to suspend the Principal Shri Subhash Jaiswal and the then Principal Smt. Gita Tiwari of Government Girls Higher Secondary School was given in case related to non receipt of scholarship and cycle by student Ku. Priya Sen of Umaria district. Collector has immediately provided the cycle to the student. Commissioner Labour Welfare has been told to initiate action within one month in case of Bidi labourer Smt. Umarani, who has not received the second installment under the Awas yojna. Moreover, action to remove Shri Rajesh Shroti from the post of Gram Rozgar Sahayak and to suspend secretary Shri Ravishankar Patel in case of irregularities in boundary construction in agriculture field and toilet construction in Gram Panchayat Pamali - Janpad Panchayat Sohagpur of Hoshangabad district, to stop salary increment of Assistant Development Expansion Officer Shri Amol Singh Jharia and to initiate action under section 40, 92 against Sarpanch was taken. Also directives to terminate the contractual services of sub engineer Shri Anil Saxena and to recover the expenses incurred from sarpanch and secretary in case of irregularities in construction of well installation of Shri Devilal Lodh resident of village Hirapur were issued. Also directives were issued regarding suspension of assistant grade -3 Shri Tekchandra Bunkar, to remove Shri Shivnarayan tailor a daily wager from the post and to take strict disciplinary action against Chief Municipal Officer Neemuch and Assistant Estate Officer for delay in mutation case of Shri Satyanarayan Patidar of district Neemuch. In case of delay in registering F.I.R. regarding Smt. Mullo Bai's husband death due to electric current at agriculture field, instruction were given to suspend assistant sub inspector Raisen Shri Jagdish Tomar. CM Shri Chouhan expressed displeasure over state government orders neglected by the banks under the Swarozgar Schemes. He directed the Chief Secretary to hold discussions with the banks in this regard.


Prepare Action Plan to Increase Micro Irrigation Area for Horticulture Crops
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 8, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivarj Singh Chouhan gave directives to prepare an action plan to increase micro irrigation area for horticulture crops. Undertake fruit plantation work on top priority over One lakh hectare area on both the banks of Narmada River. Regarding expansion of vegetable area, prepare schemes as per the demand and supply so that farmers do not incur losses. CM Shri Chouhan was reviewing the Hortilculture and Food Processing department here today. Minister of State for Horticulture and Food Processing Shri Suryaprakash Meena and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present in the meeting.
CM Shri Chouhan reviewing the departmental schemes said that contract farming should be encouraged to protect farmers from loss due to rise and fall in market rates. Make efforts to encourage food processing in horticulture crops. Moreover prepare a strategy to increase the production of horticulture crops which has demand in country and abroad beside scope in market. Encourage drip and sprinkler irrigation system for horticulture crops and make better training arrangements for departmental staff.
It is informed in the meeting that all the approvals have been made online in the department which can be viewed on the portal. Fruit routes and clusters have been made including 2490 villages by the department. Payment of grant in all the schemes is being deposited directly in the beneficiary's bank account. Also 7753 beneficiaries under different schemes were taken on tour of the successful areas. 5 model clusters have been developed by the department including tomatoes in Shivpuri district, vegetables in Chhindwara, potatoes and carrots in Indore and potatoes cluster in Dewas district. Scheme has been prepared to develop fruit parks at private land in One k.m. radius on both the banks of Narmada River. Furthermore, 22 experts have been included in the list to provide technical advice to the farmers. Under the Prime Minister Agriculture Irrigation scheme, drip and sprinkler irrigation arrangements have been made on 41 thousand 713 hectare area. In the current financial year, 8120 onion warehouses and 70 cold stores have been constructed for post yield management. Centre of Excellence in citrus fruit category at district Shajapur and Center of Excellence for Floriculture at Sehore have been approved.
Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Shri P.S. Meena, Principal Secretary Horticulture Shri Ashok Varnval and other departmental officers were present in the meeting.



Every poor family in state to have its own pucca house
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 7, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that every poor family in the state will be given patta (land right) for residential land and his house would be constructed under State Government scheme. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a public meeting in Ojhapurva of Rewa district. President of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad Shrimath Baghambari Gaddi Bade Hanuman Triveni Bandh Prayag, Allahabad, Mahant Narendra Giri Shri Maharaj and Chief Minister's Wife Smt. Sadhna Singh were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the programme is the best example as per policy of Happiness Department of the state government. Guru Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj has given a house constructing to his disciple Shivek Mishra. He said that the state government has made efforts that every person should have happy, peaceful and prosperous life. The mind does not get happiness from post and wealth; the happiness is in giving support, cooperate and make effort for comfort for the one who have nothing. Madhya Pradesh government has started efforts in this regard by constitution of Department of Happiness. Handing over certificate to Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj from department of happiness, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the seer has given a marvelous house to his poor disciple. That's why Madhya Pradesh government is felicitating him.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the government has removed all hurdles in getting primary, middle, secondary and higher education for students. A student of poor financial background needs not to be worried for fee to pursue higher education. The Chief Minister said that the government has concerned for employment of every youth. He said that the target has been set to settle 7.5 lakh youths in self employment next year. The government will provide loan to youths and the government will take the responsibility for its easy return.
The Chief Minister announced to upgrade middle school to high school in the village. He said that a health centre will be opened in the area. The Chief Minister said health check up camps are being organised in district so that every ill person can get proper treatment. State government will extend help for treatment of serious diseases.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan called upon saints and public gathered there to participate in Narmada Seva Yatra so that cleanliness and level of water in all rivers including Narmada can be maintained.
Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj also addressed the programme. He said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan had made good arrangements during Simhastha in Ujjain. Mahant Ji said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will also get a place in heart of every saint and mahatma. He enhanced the respect to every family by participating in 'grih pravesh' programme of a poor person. The Chief Minister presented a appreciation letter, memento and a copy of Ramayan from Department of Happiness to Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj. The chief minister was feted on the occasion.



60 MLD Water Supply Scheme for Pithampur Industrial Area
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 7, 2017

Narmada-Kshipra link project has been linked to village Simrol- Pithampur of district Dhar. Under the project works to supply 60 MLD water after treatment to Pithampur Industrial area are under progress.
Similarly, provision to supply 60 percent water to Knowledge City Park (Vikram Udhyogpuri)-Ujjain and 40 percent to Educational Institutions from 11 MLD water through Narmada-Kshipra link has been made. Moreover, a scheme has been made to supply 20 MLD water to Dewas Industrial Area from this project. Works are under progress in this project which are being carried out by Commerce and Industry department.



Affection and love are core of humanity
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 6, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that affection and love are core of humanity. By making happy each other, empire of love should be established. Shri Chouhan was addressing Catholic Bishops' Conference as a chief guest today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that feel of happiness is base of the life. Wealth, post and prestige are not base of the happiness. Happiness is derived from removing other's pain, providing water to thirsty persona and making literate to illiterate. State government has introduced Anandam programme for that. Things more than the needed, are kept there. Needy people can get them. It provides us happiness of completing each other's needed and giving donation.
The Chief Minister said that limit of family is based on expansion of the consciousness. All beings are family in Indian culture. Rivers and mountains are part of our family. If rivers exist, the culture will continue. With this feeling, campaign of Narmada river conversation is being run in the state. He said that person living on the land of the state will become owner of the land. Law is being framed for this. Talent won't be affected due to shortage of fund, the state government will provide fee of talented students for admission in prestigious educational institutes. A scheme has been formed for it. People of financially weaker sections are being provided wheat, rice and salt at Rupee one kg.
Archbishop Mumbai Shri Oswald Gracias informed about outline of the conference. Total 130 Bishops participated in the 29th conference. The brainstorming will help in development of entire society along with Catholic families. He said that Madhya Pradesh has become the peaceful state under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Huge development has taken place in state. He greeted for state's further moving on the path of peace and development with fast pace.
Archbishop of Bhopal Shri Leo Cornelio delivered welcome speech and appreciated the state government for following religion of serving human. He greeted for successfully conducting different schemes for welfare of poor. He said that he participated in the Yatra started for Narmada river conservation and was highly influenced for the structure and concerns for the Yatra.
On the occasion Chief Minister Shri Chouhan released coffee table book of Bhopal diocese. The Chief Minister was welcomed by presenting shawl and memento. Students of Saint Joseph Convent School presented prayer dance in the programme.
Archbishop Ranchi Shri TP Toppo, Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Chairman of State Civil Supplies Corporation Dr Hitesh Vajpayee, different religions, heads and Catholic Bishops, priests and religious people were present there.



Cent Per cent Survey of Hail storm-Affected Crops
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 6, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the State Government has taken the decision to construct the Chambal Express-way to connect the lifeline of development of people of Bhind, Morena and Sheopur area of Chambal division. With the construction of this Express-way, industrial development of the ravines area in Chambal region would also become easier. The express-way will connect Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Shri Chouhan said that cent per cent survey of the hail-affected crops will be conducted following which relief amounts will be made available. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing hail storm-affected farmers at Girgaon in Bhind district today.
The Chief Minister said the crops of Morena, Gwalior, Datia and Shivpuri have also been affected. These regions will also be covered in the survey and the affected farmers will be compensated. He said those farmers who have got their crops insured, they will obtain 25 per cent amount after primary estimation and later they be provided the full payment. The government will monitor the entire operation. Those farmers who have not got their crops insured the government will compensate them. Those farmers who have suffered more than 50 per cent loss, government will provide financial assistance of Rs 25 thousand for the marriage of their daughters. Besides, loan recovery of the hail storm affected farmers will be postponed, and the government will compensate for the interest payable on the loan. Farmers will be provided loan for fertilizers and seeds on zero per cent for their forthcoming crops.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the government is with the farmers in this hour of crisis owing to hailstorm and unseasonal rains. The losses of crops are being estimated promptly and farmers will be provided relief amounts very soon. He instructed the district administration to conduct the survey of the crops with full honesty and sensitivity. The list of affected villagers will be made pested at gram panchayat so that the farmers can see the loss they have suffered. In case the farmers have any objection they can get their field surveyed again. He said that 73 villages were affected by hail storm in Bhind district.
Shri Chouhan said that apart from Bhind, Ater, national highways have already been announced in Mihona, Kanawar and Daboh regions. Chambal Bridge is being constructed in Ater area of Chambal region. He said that with the construction of the Chambal Express-way the entire Chambal region will be linked to the mainstream. With the development of transportation in the region, new dimensions will be added in industries, dairy development and agriculture sector in Chambal region.
CM Inspected Affected Crops of Farmers
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inspected the mustard crop in the fields of farmers Shri Dataram, Shri Jawan Singh and Shri Mangal Singh. Consoling the farmers he said that he was with them in this hour of crisis.
Minister of State for Narmada Valley Development (Independent charge) Shri Lal Singh Arya said that the Chief Minister has always been concerned with the farmers' woes. He said that hail storm affected crops survey being done by visiting each field in Gohad. Once the survey is over, relief amounts will be made available to the farmers.
Rajya Sabha MP Shri Prabhat Jha, local MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, MLAs Shri Narendra Singh Kushwaha and Shri Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi, state vice president Shri Arvind Singh Bhadouria, villagers and farmers in a large number were also present on the occassion.



CM, Cabinet Members Perform Maa Narmada Aarti at Hanuvantia
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 4, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan accompanied by his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan and members of the Cabinet performed the aarti of Maa Narmada on the banks of the Narmada in Hanuvantia in Khandwa district at 12 p.m. on Friday, on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti.
The Chief Minister administered the resolve to conserve the Narmada and other rivers, to plant saplings on the banks of the Narmada, make efforts to maintain cleanliness and to check pollution. The Chief Minister and his Cabinet members performed abhishek and pujan and sang the Narmadashtak.
Among those present on the occasion included Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava, Forest Minister Shri Gaurishankar Shejwar, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiyya, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya, Labour Minister Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, State Minister for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, State Minister for Tourism Shri Surendra Patwa, State Minister for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya, State Minister for Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi, Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Shri Tapan Bhoumik, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and other senior administrative officers.



20 Newly Wedded Couples Participate in Narmada Seva Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 4, 2017

'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra was joined by new yatris at Khandwa district today. Narmada Seva Yatra set out today in the presence of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan joined by 20 newly wedded couples. They started their family life performing Maa Narmada's Aarti along with the CM Shri Chouhan.
It may be mentioned that Narmada seva yatra reached Hanuvantiya today. Marriage of 20 couples was solemnised in the group marriage ceremony in the nearby Mundi area. The newly wedded couples took pledge that they will participate in Narmada seva yatra for Narmada River conservation and they will start their family life with Aarti of MAA Narmada. The newly wedded couples joined seva yatra started from village Purni and walk along with the yatra 2 kilometer to reach Hanuvantiya. They performed Narmada Aarti along with CM Shri Chouhan. If they are to be believed, this was the fortunate moment for them to start their new family life from the lap of Maa Narmada.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan blessed the newly wedded couples and greeted for their happy married life. Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan beside members of the cabinet and devotees in large number were present on the occasion.



CM Shri Chouhan Participates in Narmada Seva Yatra at Sant Singaji of Khandwa
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 3, 2017

'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra set out from Charkheda of Khandwa district of East Nimar reached village Sant Singaji on its 54th day covering Selda, Maandla, Sahelja and Guradiya villages. All the necessary arrangements have been made by the district administration for night halt here. All are aware about Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan's attachments towards Maa Narmada and faith towards saints. CM Shri Chouhan along with his wife reached Samadhi Sthal of Sant Singaji to participate in yatra. He paid floral tribute at Samadhi and participated in Jan-Sanvad programme.
CM Shri Chouhan told villagers that Narmada River is a life line of Madhya Pradesh. Narmada river is our mother. All the people of the state are in her shelter. He further said that we all have to undertake plentiful fruit plantation on both the banks of Narmada River. Shri Chouhan also urged the people to keep Narmada River clean and not immerse poojan material in it. Do not use plastic items, he added. Moreover he said that a public movement will be conducted for de-addiction. Shri Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra has transformed into a public movement to make Narmada River clean and pure.
Aarti of Maa Narmade
CM Shri Chouhan performed Sandhya Aarti at the bank of Narmada River. Villagers also participated in group aarti. Moreover bhajans focusing Maa Narmada were presented by bhajan mandlis at Sant Singaji Samadhi Sthal followed by Narmada acclamation. Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, MP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Vice Chairman Pashudhan Sanvardhan Board Shri Santosh Joshi were present in the programme.



Increase No. of N.C.C. Cadets to Prepare Patriots
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 3, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that there is need to increase number of cadets in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) to prepare disciplined, patriots and conscientious citizens for the state and the country. State government is working on a work plan for this along with the National Cadet Corps Directorate.
Shri Chouhan was addressing a felicitation ceremony organized for National Cadet Corps cadets at the CM House here today. These cadets participated in the Republic Day camp 2017 and secured the fifth position at the All India level. 118 cadets chosen by the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh National Cadet Corps Directorate include cadets from the two states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The Chief Minister presented the CM flag and trophy to Raipur group for acquiring the first position in all activities.
The Chief Minister said that the government will meet the expenses incurred on the education of talented and bright children. He said that bright students should get the opportunity to exhibit their talents. Students learn the lesson of patriotism through the N.C.C and National Service Scheme. They work to shape the future. He said that daughters should also actively take part in the N.C.C. wholeheartedly. They have been given 33 per cent reservation in government services.
Felicitation of Cadets
The Chief Minister felicitated cadets who stood first in various activities. He also felicitated Saroj Boriwal, Balika Cadet Anudeshak, Air Squadron cadet Sunidhi Chouhan, Naval Squadron cadet Varun Goswami and R and Squadron cadet Anil Jain for best performance. This year the Junior FIFA Football World Cup-2017 is being organized in India. Keeping this in mind, the Chief Minister presented the cadets with one football each to encourage the game of football.
It is noteworthy that there has been widespread expansion of N.C.C. in the state in which there are 80 thousand cadets out of which 53 thousand are boys and 26 thousand are girls. N.C.C activities are being carried out in 558 schools and 299 colleges.
N.C.C. cadets have obtained significant achievements in the year 2016-17. They bagged the fifth position in the New Delhi Republic Day camp, sixth position in the Nau Sainik camp, eighth position in the Vayu Sainik camp and fifth position in the national games. In order to familiarize the general public with the benefits of cashless transactions, 72 thousand cadets taught nearly 7 lakhs citizens how to make cashless transactions.
Cadets gave a melodious presentation of a group song and stunning dance performance on the occasion. N.C.C. Additional Director General Major General Shri AK Sapra, Commissioner Higher Education Shri M.B. Ojha and Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan was also present.



Union Budget as historical intending to transform India
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 2, 2017

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan giving his reaction on the union budget presented by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley today described the budget as historical, wholistic in approach intending to transform India.
Shri Chouhan said that the budget will strengthen states, the federal system and the economy will get a new life in the form of digital economy. It has taken care of the development of each segment. This budget is reflective of the vision of collective development. He said that the budget will be instrumental in building an integrated economy of India.
Shri Chouhan said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister shri Narendra Modi , India growing rapidly. No one can stop its pace. All obstacles are gradually being eliminated.
He said that the Indian economy is the world's fastest growing economy. India is developing itself as a unified market, which will facilitate investment and economic growth.
The Chief Minister said that the last budget had radical steps for the welfare of farmers. They will further be strengthened in this budget. Dairy processing infrastructure development fund will help state cattlemen and farmers. State's milk production has inreased tremendously. This will benefit livestock farmers. The provision of credit facility will benefit farmers in millions as they could easily meet loan requrement. Five thousand crore micro irrigation infrastructure fund would strengthen the state. Over the next five years these provisions will help double the income of farmers. He said that proposed new legislation for contract farming will immensely benefit the farmers. This is a reflective of the progressive thinking of the Central Government, he added.
Shri Chouhan welcomed the move to eliminate the poverty. He said that centers for the youth of Indian International Skill Development Centres will make the youth employable. In his response to the provisions of the Railway Budget he said that waiving off the service charge on online railway ticket booking is a big step. It will promote cashless transaction on one hand and give relief to passengers on the other hand. The tax relief for small companies will help to promote small and micro-enterprises on a wider scale. He said that the personal income tax relief will also be a big relief to common people.
He said that Rs 2000 personal contribution to political parties and digital accounting of more than 2000 will bring transparency and cleanness in politics. Shri Chouhan said that the Rs. 4,000 crore SANKALP programme will enable the young people to earn a smart living. He said that the mission for promoting cashless transactions is a welcome step. This will help the country grow faster into a digital economy .



Performs Kanya Poojan on Basant Panchami
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 2, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated a residential colony built under the Mukhyamantri Awas Mission Yojna at village Barwatpura of district Vidisha today. He also inspected the horticulture crops at his farm house in Vidisha. CM Shri Chouhan terming the Union Budget as the public welfare budget said that attention has been paid to all the sections of the society in the budget.
Extending greetings to the people of the state on Basant Panchami, Shri Chouhan prayed for happiness and prosperity of the people of the state. He also performed kanya poojan at his farm house.
Dedicates Barwatpura Colony
CM Shri Chouhan dedicated houses built on the lines of colony under the Mukhyamantri Awas Mission at village Batwatpura of Vidisha block. He told the beneficiaries that he will not let them face any difficulties. Shri Chouhan inspected the houses and praised the quality of construction.
It may be highlighted that 32 houses were destroyed due to fire in Barwatpura. A special initiative was taken to make housing arrangement for these families. A loan of Rs. 44 lakh 20 thousand was sanctioned by the Cooperative bank under the Mukhyamantri Awas Mission. A new C.C. road at a cost of Rs. 15 lakh has been also constructed in the village.



CM Shri Chouhan and Union Minister Shri Gadkari Sing Songs
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 1, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for Road Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari participated in a programme 'Ek shaam Shaheedon Ke Naam' organised by a private news channel here today.
Famous playback singer Shri Abhijeet Bhattacharya presented songs dedicated in the memory of martyrs. Shri Nitin Gadkari enchanted the audiences singing 'Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli' song. CM Shri Chouhan mesmerized people singing 'Ehsaan Mere Dil Pe Tumhara Hai Doston' on the occasion. In his brief address Shri Chouhan said that the Nation is indebted to the martyrs. Paying tribute to the martyrs, he said that a sum of Rs. 5 thousand will be paid to the parents of martyrs as honorarium amount till life time. The state government will bear the complete education expenses of their children.
Shri Abhijeet Bhattacharya paid tribute to the martyrs singing 'Tum Dil Ki Dharkan Main Rehto Ho', 'Bus Itna Sa Khwaab Hai', 'O Majhi Re', 'Suna Na Suna Na', 'Kahin Door Jab songs. Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Mallayya, Members of cabinet and audience in large number were present in the programme.



Narmada Express Way and Chambal Express Way will be constructed in M.P.
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 1, 2017

Two Express Ways namely Narmada Express Way and Chambal Express Way will be constructed in the state. A 1300 k.m. long Narmada Express Way parallel to Narmada river from Amarkantak to Gujarat will be constructed. Similarly, a 185 k.m.long Chambal Express Way parallel to Chambal river from Veerpur of Sheopur district to Ater through ravines will be constructed. In this regard, Union Minister for Road Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari has given approval in principle at the review meeting related to National Highways held here today. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that these two express ways will be an important gift for the state development.
Union Minister Shri Gadkari said that land will be provided by the state government for these two express ways and construction will be carried out by Union Road Transport Department. He said that scheme should be prepared to develop new logistics park and townships near these express ways. He also gave approval to declare 2021 k.m. long roads as national highways proposed by the state government. Under these roads, from Chapda to Newri-Dewas-Ujjain-Badnagar-Badnawar-Petlawad-Thandla to Gujarat border, from Chhindwara to Parasia-Matkuli-Pipariya-Bareli-Silwani-Gairatganj-Begumganj-Rahatgarh-Khurai to Khimlasa, Sagar-Gadhaota-Damoh-Katni-Vyovahari-Manjholi to Bargawan, Jabalpur-Jabera-Nohta-Damoh-Hata-Simriya-Amanganj-Panna- Ajaygarh to Kalinjar, Kushi-Bagh-Sardarpur-Badnawar-Badnagar-Ingoria-Unhel-Nagda to Jawda, Chaabi-Shahpura-Umaria-Tala-Jaisinghnagar to Chhatisgarh border, Dabra-Bhitarwaar-Narwar-Satanwada-Shivpuri to Gorus are included. He mentioned that proposals should be prepared for railway over bridges required on National highways under the Setu Bhartam programme. Also modern transport signals arrangements should be made on these national highways.
Expressing gratitude towards Shri Gadkari for approval of new express ways, Shri Chouhan said that works on national high ways are being carried out speedily in his leadership. As per his vision, construction will be undertaken utilising modern techniques. Both the express way will prove important for the industrial development of the state.
Approval of around Rs.493 crore was given for strengthening of 900 k.m. roads from 2611 k.m. roads declared as national highways earlier. Also approval was given to include 14 k.m. long bypass road construction under the national highways. It is informed that the national highways was 5195 k.m. long in the past in Madhya Pradesh now it is increased to a total of 10 thousand 189 k.m. after notification of new 2611 k.m. long national highways and approval in principles for 2383 k.m. long national highways. Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Minister for Commerce and Industry shri Rajendar Shukla, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Senior Officers of Union Transport Ministry and State Government were present in the meeting.



Strict Action on Illegal Mining, Transport
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 31, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said in stern words that strict action be taken in illegal mining and transport cases. He congratulated district officers who took stern action against recent illegal activities and alerted other district that they should take stern and decisive action against cases of illegal mining and transport with full force. Mafia should not be allowed to thrive. Shri Chouhan was holding a discussion with the administrative and police officials at a video conference in the Mantralaya here today. He also reviewed the 'Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh' and Narmada Seva Yatra during the meeting. Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh and members of the state cabinet were also present on the occasion.
Task Force Should Take Pre-planned Action
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that a mining task force has been constituted in every district for a check on illegal mining and transport. The force should take legalized and stern action on a pre planned strategy at every level. The vehicles involved in illegal mining and transport should be confiscated. He said mining is a source of financial resources for employment and development works. Hence it is also important that legal mining and transport work should not be hampered. Those who are engaged in legal mining work should not be put in trouble. He also issued instructions to launch an Anti-Goonda Campaign.
Complete School-wise Registration Work by February 10
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has expressed the need to make the public wide efforts to make education- a public movement. He said that the 'Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh' programme on February 18 was being organized to improve the knowledge of language of students up to Class VIII. On this day representatives of all classes of the society should visit all one lakh 18 thousand schools of the state. He issued instructions to complete the work of school-wise registration by February 10. He also congratulated Mandla district for having completed 95 per cent registration work. He instructed officials of the State All India Services officers to take part in the programme.
Effective Celebrations of Narmada Jayanti
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Narmada Jayanti is a time of test of resolution of Namami Devi Narmade Yatra. The Jayanti programme should be an effective medium for conservation of the river and making it pollution free. Devotional songs, essay competitions, speech and painting competitions on Narmada Mahima, Conservation, Beti Bachao, Tree Plantation and De-addiction should be organized at the banks of the River Narmada. The winners of the Bhajan contest be given cash prizes of Rs. 50,000 as first prize, Rs. 30,000 as second prize and Rs. 20,000 as third prize. In the Speech, essay writing contest and painting contest, the first, second and third prize winners would be given Rs. 5,000, Rs. 3000 and Rs. 2000 respectively. He also issued instructions to the district to be benefited by the Narmada River to take out up yatras.
He said special care should be taken to provide clean and pollution-free arrangements during the jayanti celebrations. The material used for the puja should be immersed in the 'Kund' which should be constructed as and when need arises. The pujan material should not contain items that may spread pollution. The Ghat should be clean. Plastic diyas should not be made use of. Adequate and proper arrangements of dustbins and toilets should be ensured. He issued instructions to follow all resolutions during the yatra.



No Right to Live for Criminals Involved in Heinous Crimes with Girls
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 31, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there is no right to live for criminals involved in heinous crimes with girls. A stringent provision must be made to punish them. All the agriculture fields of Harda district will be irrigated from the back waters of Narmada River. A special campaign will be conducted for de-addiction. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme in 'Namami Devi Narmade' -Seva Yatra at village Karanpura of Harda district.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Maa Narmada has given everything to Madhya Pradesh. Irrigation facility is being provided on 30 percent part of the state from Narmada water. Moreover, potable water is being provided to Amarkantak, Dindori, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Omkareshwar, Harda and Indore beside other cities from Narmada. Treatment plants will be installed soon to protect Narmada river from pollution. Moreover Shri Chouhan said that poojan kunds, muktidhams and changing rooms for women will be constructed on the banks of River Narmada.
Also amount will be provided for construction of toilets to toilet less families. He mentioned that liquor shops will be removed from the villages and settlements situated in the radius of 5 kilometer on north and south banks of Narmada river. A subsidy of Rs. 20 thousand per hectare till three years for undertaking fruit plantation on agriculture land located on the banks of Narmada River and 40 percent financial assistance of plantation cost will also be provided.
Shri Chouhan further mentioned that we all have to decide to stop open defecation in order to prevent release of sewage in Narmada River. Panchayats which have become free of open defecation will be provided more funds for development. He urged the people to administer pledge to purify Narmada River and to save environment.
CM Shri Chouhan said that we will not let release sewage water of cities in Narmada river. Treatment plants are being established for this. Water from this will be utilised for irrigation. Also polythene bags will be banned in the state from May 1. Scholarships to students of general category will also be provided along with scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students.
Shri Chouhan performed pooja of Narmada kalash and flag beside kanya poojan. He also honoured saints and took their blessings on the occasion. Yatra from Karanpura covering Sontalai, Panchakalai, Babar and Bamhan villages will reach Dhanwada and from here will enter Khandwa district on January 31.
Minister for Higher Education Shri jaibhan Singh Pawayya, Chairman State Tourism Development Corporation Shri Tapan Bhoumik, President Harda Nagar Palika Shri Surendra Jain and Former MLA Shri Kamal Patel were present on the occasion.



No Stone Will Be Left Unturned to Compensate Loss of Crops
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 30, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that hailstorm and untimely rains have caused damage to the crops of the farmers, but the state government will not let their lives ruined. The state government is stood firmly with the farmers in this difficult time. Assessment of damage crops will be done promptly and relief will be provided to the farmers at the earliest. CM Shri Chouhan was solacing the hailstorm affected farmers at Bamore of district Morena today.
Main Announcements
Farmers who have crop insurance cover will be provided 25 percent amount after the preliminary assessment and the full amount will be provided later on.
Loss of the crops will be compensated by the state government of the farmers who have not taken insurance cover.
An amount of Rs. 25 thousand as economic assistance for marriage of their daughters will be provided to the farmers who have suffered 50 percent crop loss.
Recovery of loans from the affected farmers will be postponed.
State government will made arrangements to ensure agricultural loans easily to the affected farmers next year.
Food grains at the rate of Re. 1 per k.g will be provided to the farmers who have suffered cent percent crop loss.
CM Shri Chouhan informed that the Collector has been directed to conduct prompt survey of crops with all sensitiveness and honesty. After the assessment of damage, the loss to the crop will be compensate in two ways. The farmers who have crop insurance cover will be provided 25 percent amount after the preliminary assessment and the full amount will be provided later on. The government will do the monitoring itself. Moreover, the loss of the crops will be compensated by the state government of the farmers who have not taken insurance cover. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that an amount of Rs. 25 thousand as economic assistance for marriage of their daughters will be provided to the farmers who have suffered 50 percent crop loss. Also recovery of loans from the affected farmers will be postponed. The state government will made arrangements to ensure agricultural loans easily to the affected farmers next year. CM Shri Chouhan said that food grains at the rate of Re. 1 per k.g will be provided to the farmers who have suffered cent percent crop loss. He told the farmers that the loss will be assessed properly and the state government will take care of the education of the children of the affected farmers.
Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Rustam Singh assured to provide relief to the farmers at the earliest. He informed that immediately after getting information about the hailstorm and untimely rainfall, the Chief Minister expressed his concerns and directed the officials to conduct survey promptly and compassionately.
MP Shri Anoop Mishra, Mayor Shri Ashok Argal, Sabhapati Shri Anil Goyal, Shri Anoop Singh Bhadoriya and other public representatives were present on the occasion. Collector Shri Vinod Sharma informed that the crops of around 63 villages are affected due to the hailstorm and untimely rains. Joint teams have been sent to the villages. The survey will be completed at the earliest.
CM Shri Chouhan Reached Amid Farmers to Solace
CM Shri Chouhan met the affected farmers one to one present on the occasion and inspected the damaged crops brought by the farmers. He assured them that they have suffered loss of crop but not life. The state government will not leave any stone unturned to provide the relief.



Every person to own his house by year 2022
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 30, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that every person who born in Madhya Pradesh will have his own house by the year 2022. No poor person will be without house. State government will work to fulfill dream of own house. Law will be framed to provide residential land to every poor person in this budget session. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing Ramkatha and farmer beneficiary convention in Rajodha village of Morena district. The Chief Minister said that the concept of clean India campaign is materialising in the state.
Chief Minister's Announcements
Efforts for restarting Kailaras Sugar Mill
College from new academic session in Kailaras
Discussion to be with Union Surface and Transport Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari for Chambal Express-way
Road construction to be carried out for tourism promotion
11 Kv sub-station to be established in Bharra village

Health Minister Shri Rustam Singh, MLAs Shri Satyapal Singh, Shri Meharwan Singh Rawat, Shri Durgalal Vijay, Chairman of Poultry Development Corporation Shri Munshilal, District Panchayat President Smt. Geeta Harshana, Mayor Shri Ashok Argal and villagers were present in the programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that every person born in the state will be made owner by giving him residential land. The government will give Rs 1.20 lakh for construction of house, Rs 12,000 for toilet, and if the owner will work for construction, he will be provided fund under MGNAREGA.
The Chief Minister said that the government will bear the cost of treatment of every poor patient. The government will hold health checkup camp in every district. The camp will be held in Morena on February 6. If treatment of cancer, heart, kidney and other serious diseases is taken outside the state, the government will bear its cost.
Chief Minister said that no child will be deprived of education due to paucity of money. Expenses for education of child of poor general category will be borne by the state government. Also coaching expenses for preparation of All India Examinations like I.A.S., I.P.S., I.I.T, Engineering, Scientists and Doctors will be borne by the state government.
He further said that smart phones is being provided to the students by the government after passing class 12th examination and getting admissions in colleges. Convention was also addressed by the MP Shri Anoop Mishra and MLA Shri Subedar Singh.
Announcing construction of stop dam at Son river, construction of pond after technical inspection at Pahadgarh and establishment of new primary school at Dev Gaon, Shri Chouhan said that all one, one and half and two kilometer long roads will be constructed.
Shri Chouhan informed that a financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh will be provided to the family in case of death of farmer due to accident during agriculture work. Moreover a demand will be made to the Union Government for provision of capital punishment for criminals involved in rape with juvenile girls.
De-Addiction Campaign will be conducted
CM Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the people for de-addiction. He said that de-addiction campaign is being conducted in the state. We will get Madhya Pradesh rid of addiction by administrating pledge not by prohibiting liquor. Moreover no new liquor shop will be opened in the state, he added.
Every Child will go to School
Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the people to send every child to the school. He said that the college fee of the talented students belonging to any caste and community will be borne by the state government. He administered the pledge that each person should plant at least one sapling in a year.
Lays foundation
Shri Chouhan laid foundation stone of 60 development works worth Rs. 7 crore 3 lakh 42 thousand during the Ram Katha and Agricultural Beneficiaries Convention at village Rajoudha. He also provided assistance worth Rs. One crore 25 lakh to 50 beneficiaries of various welfare schemes. Union Minister for Panchayati Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomar addressed the convention on mobile from Amritsar.



Madhya Pradesh Becomes Hub for Country's Textile Industry
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 28, 2017

Minister for Commerce-Industry, Employment, Mineral Resources and Overseas Indians Shri Rajendra Shukla said that Madhya Pradesh has emerged as a hub of the Textile Industry of the country in the last one decade due to the Industrial friendly policy of the state government. He said that the state has around one thousand acre land bank in all the districts to establish Industries. A special policy is being brought soon to encourage garment industry in the state. Shri Shukla was addressing the 14th International and 72nd All India Textile Conference here today. More than 300 representative of textile industry are taking part in the conference.
Shri Shukla mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is progressing rapidly. It has no more a bimaru state now and has come in the category of the developed state. Shri Shukla further mentioned that all the facilities are available in the state to establish industry. Electricity, water, transport and other facilities like good roads are available. Moreover sufficient land is available. He said that long term planning has been made in electricity sector keeping in account the future requirements. Every year, an increase of 1000 megawatt capacity is being registered in the established capacity.
Shri Shukla further mentioned that the state government is working with full steam and commitment in the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the development of the state and to maintain the status of developed state. Krishi Karman Award continuously since last four years and 20 percent growth rate is the result of the government efforts.
Minister Shri Shukla said that there is a wide scope to put up industry. Madhya Pradesh is the biggest investment destination of the country. Inviting industrialists to establish industry in the state, he urged them to contribute in the progress of the state. He further mentioned that on one hand textile industries will eliminate unemployment and on the other it will be pride for the state.
Furthermore, Shri Shukla mentioned that units of famous groups like Vardhman, Trident, Nahar, S.E.L Group, Raymond and Grasim are functioning successfully in the state. An amount of around Rs. 7 thousand crore has been invested in the textile sector and 40 thousand persons have got employment in last 6 years. Textile projects worth Rs. 4 thousand will be established in the state soon. He told that the biggest 750 megawatt solar power plant of the world is being established at Rewa. An amount of Rs. 6 thousand crore will be invested in this plant. White Tiger Safari has been made in Mukundpur of Rewa, he added.
Industry Minister Shri Shukla honoured the industrialists for remarkable contribution in the textile sector in the International conference. He also inaugurated the exhibition focusing textile industry.
Conference was also addressed by Shri S. Pal, President of M.P. Chapter Shri N.S. Nirban, National President Shri Arvind Sinha, Shri Avdhesh Sharma, Shri Siddhartha Agarwal and Shri Sanjeev Lakhetiya. Minister Shri Shukla was also honoured on the occasion.



Narmada Seva Yatra is Advancing as Anushthan of Concept and Conscience
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 28, 2017

"Namami Devi Narmade"-Seva Yatra started with an objective to generate awareness for conservation of natural resources is getting success in attracting attention of all the sections of the society. The Narmada yatra has been started with an important message to bring happiness, prosperity and progress in public life and to engross the Indian culture once again in their daily life. The Narmada yatra reached village Kharadna of Harda the 8th district on its way.
Thinkers, Social Activists and Public Representatives said that the yatra is linking people with the culture. Villagers were explained that cleanliness is possible by self determination and will power. There is no need to bring rules and regulations for this. Culture of sanitation will stop us from open defecation and will inspire us to immerse poojan material in kunds.
An elderly person Shri Ratna Ji and Shri Ramesh of village Ratatalai told that they have full reverence towards Maa Narmada since earlier but this yatra has given us a message to keep our villages and Maa Narmada clean. Shri Bhagwan Singh Rajput has come from village Deep Gaon located at 75 kilometer distance to participate in the yatra. He is riding a motorcycle carrying all poojan material beside toffees for girls.
'Namami Devi Narmade' Yatra is getting success in generating a feeling among the people that they have hindered their prosperity by indiscriminate deforestation and by releasing sewage in the rivers. The common citizens are now seen committed and fully prepared to conserve river, forest and its animals getting inspiration from the yatra.



National Flag Hoisting at CM House
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 27, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan hoisted National Flag in the morning on the occasion of Republic Day at CM House today. He extended greetings and best wishes to the Officers and Employees. Officers of CM Secretariat and Officers-Employees of Personal Administrative and Security Staff of the Chief Minister were present on the occasion.

Pays Tribute to Martyrs Visiting Shaurya Smarak
CM Shri Chouhan before the programme visited the Shaurya Smarak and paid floral tribute to the Martyrs. Smt. Sadhana Singh accompanied him.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the people of the state to cooperate in building Madhya Pradesh a prosperous and cultured state. He told the citizens to administer pledge to plant one sapling in an year, to make one child malnutrition free, to teach one and to make one person addiction free. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Republic Day Programme in the capital. He made announcements regarding complete ban on use of polythene bags from May 1, to make Cash-less transactions Mission, people's awakening for provision of stringent punishment for criminals of heinous crimes and to administer pledge to people to make the state free of addiction.
All the Cities will be made Free of Open Defecation
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the dream cherished since independence of the country to make country prosperous and grand is being realised now in the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Corruption, terrorism and black money have been hit decisively. New environment has been created in the country by Make in India, Start Up India and Swachcha Bharat like campaigns. Madhya Pradesh is playing an important role in this. All the cities of the state will be free from open defecation till March 31. In order to encourage cashless transactions, connectivity will be expanded. Electricity poles will be utilised to lay lines. To eradicate the doubts of cashless transactions, suggestion on transaction insurance has been given to the union government.
Law to be enacted to Provide Land for Housing
Referring about the 100th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhayaya, Shri Chouhan said that the state government is working considering public as lord. Income generated from the taxes is being spent on the welfare of poor. Law will be enacted in the next budget session to provide land for housing to the houseless persons. Every poor individual will have house till 2022.
Fee Will Be Borne By State Government After Getting Admissions in Prestigious Institutions
Shri Chouhan said that in order to encourage education beside free education, uniforms, cycles, and scholarships are being given till class 12. Fee will be borne by the state government of those students who secure over 85 percent marks in 12th Board examination and get selected in the identified prestigious institutions for higher education of medical, engineering , management and law courses. Also fee will be paid by the state government for those who obtain less than this percentage if they get selected in the mentioned institutions. They will have to return the amount of the fee after the education.
Red Gram will be procured on Support Price
CM Shri Chouhan said that an ideal model is being developed of overall activities of agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry to make agriculture a profitable occupation. Proper support will be provided to the farmers whose Rabi crops were affected with cold. Also split red gram will be procured on support price. Work to spread network of cottage and village industries is being undertaken besides encouraging food processing industry. This year swa-rozgar will be provided to 7 lakh 50 thousand persons and 7 lakh 50 thousand people will be made skilled. He further mentioned that action will be taken on war footing to provide better facilities in the hospitals of the state. He informed that a special campaign will be conducted for government district hospitals.
10 Lakh People will be benefited in Single Day on February 8
CM Shri Chouhan said that the state is committed for women empowerment. Fifty percent reservation to women on teachers' posts and 33 percent reservation for women in remaining departments except forest department have been given. Women self help groups will be made more powerful. Efforts are being made to provide water through pipelines in the rural areas. He urged the panchayat office bearers to come forward together with the government to give new dimension to the development of rural areas. He informed that around 10 lakh individuals are being benefited by the government schemes under the Nagar uday abhiyan. Probably first time in the country such a large number of people will be benefited together on February 8. A sum of Rs. 83 thousand crore will be spent on construction works of Smart City in the next 5 years.
Mile Banche Madhya Pradesh on February 18
Shri Chouhan informed that Hanuvantiya Water festival was organised to make efforts to generate employment through tourism. During the month long festival, 5 lakh tourists joined the festival. These kinds of activities will be conducted in other water bodies too. He said that 'Mile Banche Madhya Pradesh' programme will be organised on February 18. Efforts will be made with public participation to improve children's knowledge. He urged all the teachers to spend time with the children in schools and to make the campaign successful.
'Namami Devi Narmade' Campaign to Conserve Environment and River
Mentioning about the 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra, Shri Chouhan said that the forest located on the banks of river Narmada will be revived by undertaking fruits plantation in the radius of one kilometre on the banks of Narmada River. Changing rooms for women will be constructed on ghats. Immersion kunds and muktidhams will be constructed besides plants are being installed to treat sewage water for its use in farming activities. An amount of Rs. 20 thousand per hectare will be provided to the farmers for undertaking fruits plantation. Pits will also be dug. Liquor shops will not be opened in 5 kilometer radius of Narmada banks. No new liquor shops will be opened in state now and no liquor factory will be established in the state.
Alp Viram Programme to be Organised
Shri Chouhan mentioned that efforts for good governance are being carried out in the state speedily. Arrangements of Public Service Guarantee Act, e-tender payment arrangements beside CM helpline arrangements have been made. He informed that sense of joy is must in the life. Therefore, Anand department has been formed. Under this programmes are being organised from January 14 to 21 and positive results have been obtained in these programmes. Moreover Anandam centers have been opened in 51 districts for donation to derive pleasure of giving. Alp Viram programme will be started soon to derive pleasure by stopping thoughts of the mechanised life.
CM Shri Chouhan hoisted the National Flag and inspected the parade in the Republic Day programme. He watched the march past and enchanting cultural programmes presented by the school students beside 18 tableaux displayed by the departments. Tableaux on Maa Narmada and development of the state were exhibited on the occasion.



Bonds between Government and People Gets Stronger
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 27, 2017

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan called upon the citizens to give their best for building a law abiding society free from fear. He said that Madhya Pradesh is the fast progressing state and is on the verge of joining the league of developed states. In his message on Republic Day, he extended greetings and good wishes to the citizens.
The Chief Minister said that the state government has been able to build a strong relationship between people and the government machinery. Constitutional institutions have been strengthened. In the last 5 years, the state GDP has gone up by more than 10 percent.
Referring to Prime Minister's demonetization initiative to fight out black money, corruption and terrorism, the Chief Minister said that this will be effective only when sources of black money are hit hard. Cashless transactions can put an effective check on black money. He sought active participation of the citizens to continue this crusade against black money.
Narmada Seva Yatra
Referring to 'Namami Devi Narmde' - Narmada Seva Yatra, he said that Narmada river conservation is world's biggest river conservation drive symbolizing religious harmony. People from different religious faiths and classes are participating in the Yatra spreading the universal message of environmental protection.
Plantations are being taken up on both banks of the river Narmada. People have taken a resolve not to pollute river waters, shun alcoholism, save girl child. Farmers are resolving to take up plantation of fruit bearing trees. Sewage treatment plants will be come up to prevent sewage inflow into Narmada.
No Liquor Shops
The Chief Minister said that a historic decision has been taken to close 58 liquor shops in 12 districts along Narmada banks in five km radius. He called upon the people to come forward and discourage alcoholisms.
Talking about activities of Department of Happiness, he said that state witnessed Anandam from January 14 to 21 in rural areas during which people enjoyed rural sports at around 7500 places.
Shri Chouhan said that Anand Sabhas will be held at educational institutions and Alp Viram program at government offices. He said that 'Anandam' program is about the joy of helping the neediest.
Deendayal Thali
The Chief Minister said that a new scheme Deendayal Thali will be launched from April for the poor in selected cities. They will get tasty plateful meals at the rate of Rs. 5 per head. He said that a new law to give every citizen housing facility will be legislated to help the houseless and landless poor get housing facility. By 2018, at least 5 lakh housing units In urban areas and 8 lakh houses in rural areas will be constructed.
Participatory Learning
Shri Choluhan said that in order to improve the quality of teaching and encourage participatory learning involving the citizens, a novel initiative 'Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh' or (Let Us Read Together) will be organized on February 18 across the state. He called upon the people to participate in the initiative in greater number, go to school, read text books with children and share knowledge with them. He said that the students scoring more than 85 percent and are selected in the national-level educational institutions will not be required to pay education fee as the government will bear it. He said that more than one lakh students have been given smart phone. Those scoring over 85 per cent marks in the board exams will be given laptops. Bachelor of Vocational Education degree will be started in all universities.
Free Treatment for Poor
Talking about efforts to make health services accessible to the poor families, Shri Chouhan said that Rs. 2 lakh will be given for free treatment to the patients of poor families in government hospitals. Chief Minister Swasthya Sewa yojana, one day health check up camps will be held at all district headquarters at different dates. He urged the citizens to keep themselves in touch with the poor patients suffering from serious illness and bring them to the camp.
The Chief Minister said that Ayurveda and homeopathy doctors will be given requisite training and posted at the primary health centers, without doctors. Underlining the efforts to combat malnutrition among children, adolescent girls and expectant and lactating mothers, he said that Lalima Scheme has been launched to address the problem. Atal Child Health Mission is enlisting community participation to improve nutrition level. These efforts have helped bring down the percentage of severely malnourished children in last one decade.
Shri Chouhan said that the water supply system in rural areas will be improved to serve 5,000 habitations. Installing new hand pumps, 10,000 habitations will be covered this year. He said that pursuing the Prime Minister's resolve to double the income of farmers over five years, the Sate Government is working on the roadmap. The Gramodaya campaign from April 14 this year will be launched along with with Krishi Mahotsava. He said that in the Kharif 2015, under the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme, a total of 4 thousand 416 crore has been given to 20 lakh 47 thousand farmers as crop insurance claims It is a record in the country. Further as disaster relief, 4 thousand 835 crore relief amount has been distributed. A total of 18 thousand 444 crore has been provided to the farmers under various heads.
Shri Chouhan informed that 20 Krishi Upaj Mandis have been linked to the National Agricultural Mandi this year and 30 more would be linked this year. He said that under the Acharya Vidyasagar Gau Samvardhan Yojana, minimum 5 cows will be provided.
He said that irrigation capacity will be built for about 40 lakh hectares and by the year 2025, it will increase to 60 lakh hectares. Now irrigation sprinkling is being taken up instead of taking water from canals to ensure maximum irrigation in minimum water. Several states are studying the initiative.
Talking about self-sufficiency in energy , Shri Chouhan said that by June 2019, 5 lakh temporary connections. will be converted into permanent. This year 24 percent increase has been registered in installed capacity of renewable energy. This has brought fist position to Madhya Pradesh in the country. He called upon the citizens to use LED bulbs and save electricity.
Underlining the progress in road development the Chief Minister said that 5500 km new national highways and 3778 km of new state highways have been declared. Under the Chief Minister Gram Sadak Yojana, nearly 6 thousand villages have been connected to the main road.
Mission for Empowerment of Youth
The Chief Minister said that a Mission for Empowerment of Youth will be launched under which annually seven lakh youth will be trained in various skills. An International-level Training Centre at Bhopal is being established.
Referring to Women's empowerment, he said that under the Ladli Laxmi scheme as many as 24 lakh girls have been covered. Those admitted to class sixth are getting Rs 2000 scholarship through e-payment. Women have been given resrvation in government jobs. Under the Lado campaign, more than 82 thousand child marriages have been prevented through counselling.
Talking about the Nagarodaya Abhiyan, the Chief Minister urged the people to actively participate in the Abhiyan. About industrial development, he said that 15 new industrial areas are being developed spending Rs. 2,400 crore.
Referring to Incubation and Start-up Policy, he said that 7.5 lakh youth will get benefits under various self-employment schemes next year. Reiterating his commitment to ensuring composite development of SC and ST, he said that five year composite package would be developed for their development. For the students of backward classes, hostels in all districts have been opned benefiting about four lakh students.
Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has fast emerged as favourite place of tourists. Hanuwantia, which is a newly developed water tourism destination witnessed 5 lakh tourists during Jal Mahotsava. He said that Gandhisagar, Bansagar are being developed as water tourism destination.
The Chief Ministr said that Shourya Smarak has been constructed in memory of brave soldiers who sacrificed their life for the Mother Nation. He said that Mukhya Mantri Teerth-Darshan Yojna will also include Patna Sahib, Ganga Sagar and also State's pilgrimages.
Referring to the remarkable steps taken for the welfare of employees, he said that daily wagers have been made permanent. State's employees will soon be given benefits of seventh pay commission. Shri Chouhan said that the law and order situation has improved a lot due to consistent planning. People have sense of security.



Tiranga Yatra to be taken out in Narela area to promote patriotism
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 25, 2017

Tiranga yatra will be taken out to inculcate feeling of patriotism in students and children on the eve of the Republic Day. Wearing tri-colour dresses, over 500 bike riders will participate in the Yatra. Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang said that students of all government and private schools will participate in the yatra and form human chain.
Minister of State Shri Sarang said that our national festivals January 26 and August 15 should be celebrated with patriotic fervour. Such programmes are important so that the coming Generation know the values of Independence and contribute to maintain it. He said that 30 bike-riders from each ward of 17 wards of Narela Assembly Constituency will participate in the yatra wearing tri colour turban. Rear riders will also be on the bike. He said the Yatra will kick-start from Hema Square of Anna Nagar. It will pass through Chetak Bridge, Kasturaba Nagar, Gautam Nagar, Chardham Mandir, Rachna Nagar, Janta Quarters, Kailash Nagar, Govindpura, Acharya Narendra Dev Nagar, Old Subhash Nagar, Apsara Square, Arjun Nagar, Prabhat Square, Mishra Square, Nagar Nigam Market , Parihar Square, Vivekananda Square, Durgadham temple, Sonia Gandhi Colony, Housing Board Colony, Aishbagh Fatak, Mali Market, Chanakyapuri, Teen Khamba, Santoshi Mata temple, Pushpa Nagar Square, Mahamai Ka Bag, Bajaria Chowki, Saurabh Colony, Sai Mandir, Ashoka Garden police station, Swadesh Nagar, Sundar Nagar, Semara Mandir, Vijay Nagar, Khushipura, Rajendra Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Dwarika Nagar, Chhola Mandir, Navjivan Colony, Timber Market, Nagar Nigam Colony, Shankar Nagar, Udia Basti, Neelkanth Colony, Vishwakarma Nagar, Kapila Nagar, Housing Board Square, Barah Dukan, Rusalli, Natkhat Chowk, Pipal Square, Karond Square, Krishak Nagar, Vaqil Colony, Ratan Colony, Motilal Nagar, Akhileshwar Mandir, Shriram Transport, Kamlesh Nagar, Badwai, Nayapura, Sanjeev Nagar, Nevri, Dwarikadham, Alexer Garden and Karond Square. It will end karond square.
Shri Sarang said that bike riders and children have been imparted training for a week to maintain discipline in the yatra. Traffic won't be affected during the Yatra will be given special attention.



Celebrating environment in Narmada region over the Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 25, 2017

Aimed at protection of holy Narmada river, making it pollution-free and use its all available resources, 'Namami Devi Narmade' - Seva Yatra reached Salyakheri village on its 45th day. Public Representatives and village people accorded a warm welcome to the Yatra in Salyakheri. There was celebrating environment in entire Narmada region especially in Harda district because of the Yatra. Village people welcomed the yatra place to place with huge enthusiasm as it passed through. Welcome gates, banner and Rangoli were made by the village people.
Stuti of mother Narmada was recited at the programme in Salyakheri. Forests Minister Dr Gaurishankar Shejwar said to villagers that they should save the Narmada water from pollution. He said that not only state government but all should work together for Narmada river conservation. He said that special campaign 'Namami Devi Narmade' - Seva Yatra is being taken out considering the importance and conservation of Narmada river. Dr Shejwar said that mother Narmada should be worshiped but it should also be kept free from pollution. He exhorted villagers to make the yatra successful and plant more and more saplings. He said that more and more saplings would have to be planted increasing forests assets in Narmada region and avoid soil erosion. Activities would be executed after identifying them for improving ecosystem of the river. He said that public awareness would have to be created to prevent causes of pollutions after identifying them.
Former minister Shri Kamal Patel, other public representatives and village people presented song and Bhajans based on mother Narmada. Shri Patel and other audience were enthralled over bhajans of the Narmada. Shri Patel administered resolution for protecting the Narmada river throughout the life to villagers. Dr Shejwar paid tributes to martyr Elap Singh's statue. Shri BD Sharma, Shri Amar Singh Meena and others were present on the occasion.
Narmada Seva Yatra departed for next destination of village Joga from Salyakheri. Villagers welcomed it at Joga village. Attractive decorations were made there. The yatra will take night halt there.



 
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