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Self-Employment to 7 lakh 50 Thousand Youths to be Provided this Year
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 21, 2017

Chief minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that self-employment will be provided to 7 lakh 50 thousand youths this year. He further mentioned that excellence colleges will be opened in each division. Moreover placement centers will be established in these colleges. Provision to see answer sheets will be included in the Public Service Guarantee Act. He said that the youths of the state should engross themselves in studies and improve their talents; the state government will render them all support. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Youths Convention at Rewa today.
CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government is making vigorous efforts lo link youths with employment. A bank guarantee of Rs. One Crore has been increased to Rs. Two Crore for youths to establish their own enterprises. He mentioned that action is being initiated to provide excellent resources of studies for the youths of the state. Free books to the students of class 1 to 12th , uniforms till 8th class and free cycles are being provided to those students who have schools three kilometer far from their homes. A scholarship of Rs. 5 thousand is being provided to the poor students of General category beside SC, ST and Backward Class category students on securing 60 percent marks in class 12th and after getting admission in Colleges under the Gaon Ki Beti scheme.
Shri Chouhan further said that lap top is being provided to the students on securing 85 percent marks in class 12th. Moreover, he informed that all India level institutes of higher education are being opened in the state to facilitate students of the state. Poverty should not hamper the studies of the talented students, therefore the state government has taken a decision to bear the fee in place of their parents. Moreover, free coaching for Public Service and State Service Commission examinations will be provided to the youth of the state, he added.
Shri Chouhan informed that board examinations for class 5th and 8th will be conducted again from next academic session. Semester system will be abolished in the colleges except P.G. and Regular Authority Courses. He said that bank loan from Rs. 10 thousand to Rs. 2 crore will be provided on government guarantee under the Mukhyamantri Yuva Udhymi yojna.
Fifteen percent subsidy and interest upto 5 percent till 5 years will be borne by the state government. Also Venture Capital Fund of Rs. 100 crore has been made by the government. Under this youths will be helped to form a new company. He administered pledge to the youths not to take intoxicate material, to respect dignity of girls, to protect environment and to plant one sapling each year to make river free of pollution.
Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya informed that 20 percent syllabus will consist of moral education beside skill development from the next academic session.
Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla said that youths of Vindhya region are energetic and their use will be made in the progress of the region and the state.
Minister of State for Technical Education and Skill Development (Independent Charge) Shri Deepak Joshi informed that the Rajeev Gandhi Proudhgiki Vishwavidhyalaya will conduct examinations in Hindi medium from next academic session. He said that projects worth Rs. 1600 crore will be made for skill development.
CM Shri Chouhan blessed 501 couples under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah Yojna. He honoured Mayor Sushri Mamta Gupta with certificate for making Rewa city free of open defecation. After inaugurating the industries set up by the young entrepreneurs, CM Shri Chouhan distributed e-rickshaws to 10 beneficiaries. He also distributed smart phones to the students and lap tops to the disabled students.
Shri Chouhan dedicated development works worth around Rs. 220 crore and laid foundation of works worth more than Rs. 5 crore in the programme. He dedicated government polytechnic college and , SC/ST girls hostel buildings, Model Career Center Rewa Vankuiyya road, Katra Kyoti Lalgaon and Mauganj road. He also handed over the appointment letters to the youths in Rozgar Mela on the occasion.
MPs Shri Janardan Mishra, Shri Ganesh Singh, Smt. Riti Pathak, President Jila Panchayat Rewa Shri Abhay Mishra, Chairman Trade Promotion Board Shri Madan Mohan Gupta, MLAs and youths in large number were present on the occasion.



CM Shri Chouhan Dedicates Vindhya Retreat and Food Craft Institute at Rewa
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 21, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated Vindhya Retreat constructed by Tourism Department and Food and Craft Institute at Rewa. He praised the construction of both the buildings' and their designs.
Shri Chouhan said that retreat will provide facility of lodging and boarding to the tourists. Moreover, the institute will provide diploma in hotel management, food production, food beverages services, bakery, confectionary and housekeeping to the youths to enable them to get employment.
Food and Craft Institute has been established in cooperation of Government of India. Various courses will be conduct in the institute built at a cost of Rs. 300 crore to enable students to get employment oriented training.
Vindhya Retreat has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 3 crore. Ten rooms, conference hall, restaurant, lobby and kitchen have been constructed in the retreat.



Decision to Ban Liquor in Villages Situated on Banks of Narmada River Welcomed
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 18, 2017

A decision of the state government to ban liquor shops on the banks of Narmada River is welcomed by all especially the women. The people participating in 'Namami Devi Narmade' - Seva Yatra termed the decision of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan as revolutionary. This decision will prove to be a milestone to bring social changes in the villages of 16 districts situated on the banks of River Narmada.
An enthusiasm was seen among the people towards the ban when Narmada Seva yatra reached Kharkhedi on its 37th day covering Dongarwada, Hasalpur, Rundhal, Talnagri and Khoksar of Hoshangabad district. Sarpanch of village panchayat Rundhal, Champabai said that addiction is the root cause of evil and it should be eradicated from the root. Once a person get addicted than it is difficult to quit it. Closure of liquor shops on the banks of the River Narmada is the beginning of social changes for the entire state.
Sarpanch of Talnagri village panchayat Smt. Maya Bai has told that a liquor shop is located at Chawalkheda 10 kilometer far from this village. Villagers use to obtain liquor easily from there. Now shop will be closed as per the decision of the Chief Minister. This is good for the village.
Women has administered pledge to make village panchayat Dongarwada situated 4 kilometer far from Hoshangabad district free of addiction. A de-addiction campaign was started by the women two years ago. They had formed Durga Nari Nashamukti Jagriti Samiti. Sarpanch Saroj Bai has told that we used to explain when any person was seen in inebriated condition.
If he used to avoid our suggestion, women used to beat him up. Even their family members did not oppose to it. Now changes have come but people still consuming liquor covertly. But good thing is that the people have stopped bringing liquor in the village.
The most active member of the committee is 60 years old Krishnabai. She has lost her husband and children because of liquor. She said that members of the committee are always vigilant. Expressing happiness over the decision to ban liquor, she said that noble deed is being carried out by closing the liquor shops. This is a work to save lives. We have to save new generation from addiction.
Nirmala Kewat of the same village praising the decision of the Chief Minister said that ban should be implemented in the entire state. We cannot compensate loss occurred due to addiction. She informed that her husband Manohar Kewat had become habitual drinker but since last one year he has quit the liquor. His son Nitesh Kewat was also under negative influence by this.
Explaining about the activities of the committee, she told that whenever we came to know about inebriated condition of any person than we used to go to him asking where he got this. We also used to bash the liquor sellers. Gradually liquor sellers frightened to come to the village. Pledge of the Chief Minister has boosted our morale and now we will undertake de-addiction campaign more actively.
Alka Rajput of the same village had joined the committee to get her husband quit this habit. There is improvement in his condition now. Her daughter Anchal Rajput and son Ankit are pursuing studies in class 12th and 9th. She is enthused with the decision of the Chief Minister and said that number of drinkers was increasing day by day. She believed that the villages in the vicinity will be free of addiction completely after the liquor ban.



Kite Festival is Also Anand Utsav-PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 18, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra participated in Kite festival organized by the Peoples News Paper Group on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Peoples campus today.
Dr. Mishra said that Kite festival is an Anand Utsav in which not only youths but others also participate happily.
Kite flying is an art and a special game which teaches concentration, build capacity to take decision and patience.
Minister of State for Cooperative (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang was present on the occasion.
Minister Dr. Mishra himself flew kite in the festival. Shri Suresh Vijayvargiya of Peoples group and other office bearers were present on the occasion.



Liquor shops to be closed on banks of Narmada river
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 17, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that capital punishment should be given to those who are destroying dignity of daughters. Amendment in the Constitution should be made if needed. Describing the addiction as reason of destruction, he said that intensive drive will be run by the state government and society for de-addiction. Liquor shops would be closed on the banks of Narmada. The Chief Minister was addressing Jan-Sanvad programme today in Hoshangabad in Narmada Seva Yatra. Religious heads were present on Sethani Ghat to bless Narmada Seva Yatra.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced that cave of Adi Shankaracharya located in Omkareshwar on the bank of the Narmada would be revived. He said that Narmada is a river which gives life. Thirty percent of land of the state is getting irrigation facility from Narmada river. Credit for four-time Krishi Karman Award, the state received goes to farmers and the Narmada. Plan is being chalked out to revive Gambhir, Parvati and Kalisindh rivers connecting them with the river Narmada. Shri Chouhan said that drying of rivers is an indication of serious crisis. Narmada gives holy water but excessive exploitation was done because of greedy nature human. He said that trees giving life to the river were felled and because of this, the stream in the river has shrunk. He said that this is time for seeking apology and express regret. Sewage is going in the river in cities located near the Narmada. A plan will be implemented for treatment of water by setting up plants and spending Rs 1500 crore on them. Recycled water will be given for farming. It is duty of every citizen to make Narmada pollution-free.
The Chief Minister said that farmers residing on the banks of river will be given facility for planting fruit-bearing trees. Fruit routes will be developed for this. Shri Chouhan administered resolution for maintaining cleanliness on banks of Narmada, use organic fertilisers, curb pollution due to dumping of pujan material and stop tradition of dispose of dead bodies in the river. Administering further resolution for imparting education to children, he said that the government will bear the expenditure of study of talented students in case of admission in national educational institutes. Shri Chouhan said that the biggest campaign for river and environment protection is underway on the bank of Narmada river. He appealed devotees of Narmada and common people that they should participate in Narmada Seva Yatra and contribute for making the river cleaned. He administered resolution for participating in maintaining Narmada river cleaned. Shri Chouhan thanked 150 Yatris who were with the Yatra since its beginning.
Spiritual saint Shri Rawatpura Sarkar described Narmada Seva Yatra as welfare effort. He blessed the Chief Minister that he would continue to serve for humanity.
Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr Seetasaran Sharma said that the history is repeating itself through Narmada Seva Yatra. Centuries before, Bhagirath has done penance for bringing Ganga for public welfare. In the modern time, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan is working with resolution to purify mother Narmada for public welfare.
Archbishop Leo Cornelio said that he respect all the recognized cultural traditions as an Indian citizen. He further mentioned that this unique initiative of Chief Minister will bring changes in the attitude of the people. This is not possible by law. He said that these efforts will purify the Narmada banks. Moreover this effort to conserve river and environment is a work of human welfare. This gives life. He said that students should be educated to save environment. Giving example from Bible, he said clean water of rivers brings good health.
Renowned Film Maker and Director Shri Prakash Jha said that Narmada River is giving life since ages. He mentioned that the stone of pious river Narmada is being worshiped everywhere. If there is Narmada, there is life. Love Narmada, protect it and keep it clean. Padamshree Shri Vijaydutt Shreedhar said that results will be obtained early if Dharmasatta gets connected with the river conservation. He mentioned that the resolution of the Chief Minister for Narmada Seva will get success.
Famous Dhrupad Singer Shri Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha brothers and their foreign disciples recited Narmadashtak on the occasion. President Madhya Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry Shri Rameshchandra Agarwal said that by conducting more Narmada seva, we will get more results and joy.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and the guests released souvenir on Narmada Seva Yatra and glory of Narmada. They congratulated Hoshangabad nagar palika to become free from open defecation. The Chief Minister handed over the Golden Book of Record certificate to Minister of State and District incharge Shri Suryaprakash Meena received for the biggest human chain formed to take pledge to conserve Narmada. The programme was begun with Kanya Poojan. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh performed the Kanya Poojan. The programme was concluded with Aarti of Maa Narmada.
Devotees in large number came from Hoshangabad and nearby districts were present on the occasion. Chairman Madhya Pradesh Gou-Sanvardhan Board Mahamandaleshwar Swami Akhileshwaranand and Shri Bhaiyya Ji Sarkar of Narmada Mission blessed the Narmada yatra. Olympic Medal Winner Wrestler Shri Sushil Kumar, Famous Cine Actor Govind Namdev, Litterateur Shri Ramesh Chandra Shah, Shri Mahesh Shrivastava of Madhya Pradesh Ekta Parishad, Shri Sudesh Shandilya of Karunadham Ashram were present to express their support towards the Narmada Seva Yatra.
Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, MPs Rao Uday Pratap Singh, Smt. Jyoti Dhurve, Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Chairman M.P. Warehousing Corporation Shri Rajendra Singh, Former Minister Shri Sartaj Singh, MLAs, Office Bearers of Jila and Janpad Panchayats were present on the occasion.
Narmada Seva Yatra accorded Grand Welcome
A remarkable welcome was accorded to the yatra by the people on its 36rd day on reaching Hoshangabad. The Chief Minister holding kalash and flag of yatra participated in yatra from old persons park to Sethani Ghat. Shri Chouhan also inaugurated the exhibition organized by Environmental pollution control board and undertook plantation. He also inspected the Narmada Swachchata exhibition organized by the students. The Chief Minister was accorded grand welcome during his 3 kilometer yatra on foot by the large number of people. The entire Hoshangabad city was reverberated with the sound of Narmada acclamation. All the sections of the society welcomed the Chief Minister and showered flowers to welcome the Narmada Seva Yatri.



Six projects for investment of Rs 3285 crore sanctioned
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 17, 2017

Six projects related with investment were approved in the meeting of Investment Promotion Sub-Committee, held under chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today. Capital investment to the tune of Rs 3285 crore will be made in the state in these projects.
Chief minister Shri Chouhan said that the state government has policy to promote investment. Better environment is available in the state for investment. It was informed in the meeting that integrated steel plant will be set up by investment of Rs 335 crore in Sihora of Jabalpur district by M/s Pacific Iron Manufacturing Ltd. Special processing centre will be developed in IT sector by investment of Rs 57 crore in Mandideep of Raisen district by M/s Fujitsu Optel Pvt Ltd. Coated Fabric Textile Project will be set up by M/s Mayur Uniquoters Ltd in Seetapur of Morena district through investment of Rs 109 crore. Investment of Rs 1450 crore would be made by M/s Vardhman Textile Ltd in Mandideep, Satlapur and Budhni located units for modernisation and expansion. Similarly expansion will be carried out by investment of Rs 936.64 crore by M/s Sagar Manufacturing Pvt Ltd in Tamot of Raisen district. Furniture fittings manufacturing unit will be established in Pithampur by M/s Hettich India Pvt Ltd by investment of Rs 398 crore.
Finance Minister Shri Jayant Mallaiya, Commerce And Industries Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, Energy Minsiter Shri Paras Jain, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Minister of state for Micro, Small and Medium Industries Shri Sanjay Pathak, Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Shri AP Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Energy, Shri Iqbal Singh Bais, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Varnawal, Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industries Shri Mohammed Suleman, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri SK Mishra and Secretary Shri Vivek Agrawal were present in the meeting.



Camps Begin to Provide Free Medical Treatment for Serious Diseases
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 16, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed to the people of the state to help the people suffering from serious diseases to avail benefits of the free medical treatment camps. He said that these camps are being organized in all the district head quarters. Medical treatment will be provided by the renowned doctors of the country besides state. Entire medical expenses will be borne by the state government. Medical treatment for heart, T.B., cancer including 20 other diseases under the Jila Bimari Sahayta Yona and medical treatment related to child heart, hearing impaired, vision impaired diseases will be provided.
CM Shri Chouhan further mentioned that the state government is committed to provide free medical treatment facilities to the poor. Therefore, special camps are being organized in every district to provide medical treatment to the citizens for serious, incurable and complicated diseases. Beside departmental doctors, renowned doctors of the private sector will provide treatment in theses camps. Specialists have also given their consent to render their services in the camps.
Specialist doctors will examine the patient in these camps and the necessary amount for the treatment will be approved by the state government on the spot. Shri Chouhan has appealed to the people to inform others in the villages of their area and encourage people to visit the camps. This encouragement can give the gift of health to the suffering persons and children. In order to provide health facilities to common man of remote areas, camps have been organized earlier at block level before the district level. People suffering from serious diseases have been identified at primary level. Under this 42 thousand 200 persons suffering from serious diseases have been identified including 11 thousand 500 children below 18 years of age.
Treatment will be provided for Serious Diseases
Complete treatment for all the diseases will be provided which are included under the State Diseases Help Scheme like cancer surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, renal surgery and renal transplantation, hip joint replacement, knee replacement, head injury (where operation is needed), spinal surgery, retinal detachment, complications after delivery, heart surgery, breast disease surgery, brain surgery, neuro surgery, M.D.R., pacemaker vascular surgery, congenital malformation, apolostic anemia, burn and post burn contracture, chronic renal disease and sterility. Similarly, under the National Child health Programme, the identified diseases like neural tube defects, down syndrome, cleft lip and palatal/cleft palate alon, teliphase (club foot), developmental displesia of the hip, cataract since birth, deafness since birth, heart diseases since birth, retinopathy of pre maturity and child heart treatment, child hearing diseases and other diseases.
Medical Treatment will be provided in these hospitals
Medical treatment will be provided in the renowned hospitals of the country to the identified patients include A.I.I.M.S.- New Delhi, Siddhanta Red Cross hospital- Bhopal, Artmis hospital- Gurgaon, Asian Cancer hospital-Mumbai, Sarvodaya hospital- Faridabad, Narayan Hridalaya-Jaipur, A.I.I.M.S.- Bhopal, Platina Heart hospital- Nagpur, Dr. Ulhas hospital- Jalgaon, Orchid hospital - Jalgaon, Bansal hospital, Chirayu hospital, L.B.S. hospital, Narmada hospital, Swami Vivekanand Spine Center-Bhopal, Navodaya hospital -Bhopal, Om hospital-Bhopal, Seva Sadan Eye hospital-Bhopal, Career institute-Bhopal, Divya ENT hospital-Bhopal, Noble hospital- Bhopal, City hospital -Jabalpur, Ratan Jyoti Netralaya-Gwalior, Infinity heart Institute-Jabalpur, Bhandari hospital-Indore, Medanta hospital-Indore, Shri Arbindo Institute-Indore, Greater Kailash hospital, CHL hospital -Indore, RJN Apollo hospital Spectra hospital-Gwalior, cancer hospital-Gwalior and other hospitals.
Camps will be held on these dates
The district wise dates of the health camps are as followed- Sehore , Sagar, Jabalpur, Rewa, Khandwa, Morena and Neemuch on January 15, Rajgarh, Balaghat, Satna, Jhabua, Bhind and Ujjain on January 21, Hoshangabad, Panna, Narsighpur, Shahdol, Dhar, Gwalior and Shajapur on January 27, Bhopal, Chhatarpur, Chhindwara, Umaria, Indore, Guna and Mandsaur on February 01, Raisen, Tikamgarh, Anuppur, Alirajpur, Datia and Ratlam on February 07, Betul, Dindori, Burhanpur and Ashoknagar on February 13, Vidisha, Damoh, Seoni, Sidhi, Khargone, Shivpuri and Aagar on February 20 and Harda, Katni, Singrauli, Badwani, Sheopur and Dewas on February 27.



Additional Irrigation Facilities will Be Provided on 13 lakh Hectare Area
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 16, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a subsidy of Rs. 26 thousand on 5 horse power pumps is being provided to the farmers. Additional irrigation facility will be provided on 13 lakh hectare area in the state. Shri Chouhan was laying the foundation of Lift Irrigation Scheme to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 350 crore at village Bistan of Khargone district today.
CM Shri Chouhan further said that irrigation facility has been provided on 5 lakh 50 thousand hectare area through Narmada River during the last 11 years. Beside this 2400 megawatt electricity has been generated. Also potable water to 16 district of the state and water to the industries is being supplied from the Narmada River. The state government will provide water in all the parts of the Khargone district for irrigation. Our aim is to provide the irrigation facility to the farmers to make the agriculture a profitable occupation and to double the farmers' income.
The state government will take concrete steps in this regard. Mentioning about the public welfare schemes of the state government, Shri Chouhan mentioned that every poor of the state will have their own house and land till 2022. The state government will provide assistance to the students securing 85 percent marks in the 12th examination to pursue higher studies in the prestigious educational institutes.
Shri Chouhan stated that "Chalein School Apne Liye" campaign will be started from January 18 in the state. Officers, MLAs, MPs and any citizen of the village besides teachers will teach students under the campaign. He called upon the people of the state to construct toilet in each house, respect the dignity of girls, to educate girls and boys and to make the village addiction free. He informed that liquor will be banned in the villages situated on the banks of Narmada River. He also urged the people to undertake plantation.
The Bistan lift irrigation scheme will provide irrigation facility on One lakh 23 thousand hectare command area of Khandwa, Khargone and Badwani districts through canals of Indira Sagar irrigation Project. Areas which are situated at high level where irrigation water is not possible by canals will get the irrigation facility. This lift irrigation scheme will provide irrigation facility on 22 thousand hectare area. The specialty of the scheme is such that an outlet will be provided on every 2.5 hectare area which will provide minimum 20 meter high pressure to enable farmers to irrigate their lands adopting sprinkler or drip irrigation system. This scheme will be completed in 30 months period. More than 60 thousand population of 92 villages will be benefited by this scheme.
Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State for Narmada Valley Development (Independent Charge) Lal Singh Arya, MP and State B.J.P. President Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Chairman SC Commission Shri Bhupendra Arya, MLAs Shri Balkrishna Patidar, Shri Rajkumar Mev and Shri Hitendra Singh Solanki were present on the occasion.



Governor Shri Kohli Greets People on Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 14, 2017

Governor Shri Om Prakash Kohli has extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal.
Shri Kohli said that all the festivals in our country are celebrated with exuberance, enthusiasm and brotherhood.
Governor Shri Kohli prayed to the Almighty for prosperity and progress of the people of the state.



World's Biggest Campaign to Conserve River and Environment
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 14, 2017

Narmada Seva Yatra is a biggest and unique movement of the world being undertaken to conserve river and environment. Shri Chouhan was addressing the members of yatra and public gathering at Narmada River bank on the 33rd day of yatra in village Sangakheda of district Hoshangabad.
Shri Chouhan urged the people to protect Narmada from pollution and told them to contribute to keep Narmada water pure. Do not immerse poojan material, flowers etc. in Narmada River. For this kunds will be constructed on the banks of River Narmada. Also muktidhams will be built on Narmada banks to stop pollution from funeral rites. Moreover, separate kunds will be constructed to immerse Ganesha and Durga idols. Changing Rooms will be constructed for women and girls, he added.
Shri Chouhan further mentioned that dignity of girls should be ensured in the state. Not jail but an action will be initiated soon for provision of capital punishment to the rapists.
Narmada River is not originated like other rivers but it is formed from the drops oozing out from the trees. As per the scientists there is only one solution to increase the level of Narmada that is plantation. Shri Chouhan said that the government departments will undertake plantation on their own lands and farmers should undertake plantation on their private lands. To avoid loss farmers should undertake fruit and umbrageous plantation and the state government will provide a sum of Rs. 20 thousand per hectare till the trees start bearing fruits. Forty percent subsidy will be given to undertake plantation. They can grow other crops in the spaces between the trees. On one hand Narmada current flow will become stronger and on the other farmers will be benefited by this.
Moreover Shri Chouhan said that electricity is being generated by constructing dams over Narmada River. Farmers are harvesting plentiful crops irrigating their lands by Narmada water. It is said that 7 dips in Yamuna and only one dip in Narmada brings salvation and people get rid of their sins even from darshan of Maa Narmada.
Speaker Assembly of the state Shri Sitasharan Sharma, Forest Minister Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, State Minister Shri Suryaprakash Meena, M.P. Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh, Chairman Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Sant Baba Balakdas, Sushri Pragya Bharti, MLA Shri Vijaypal Singh, Smt. Sadhna Singh, Dr. Kiran Shejwar and people in large number were present on the occasion.



Scale New Heights with Self Confidence, Healthy Body and Sharp Mind
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 13, 2017

Group Surya-Namaskar was performed in the entire state on the occasion of Swami Vivekanand Birth Anniversary 'Rashtriya Yuva Diwas' . Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed Surya-Namaskar and Pranayam in the morning at the campus of Local Government Subhash Higher Secondary Excellence School with the students.
Shri Chouhan garlanded the picture of Swami Vivekanand and recalled virtue. Recollecting the ideals of Swami Vivekanand, Shri Chouhan said that human body possesses everlasting powers and energy. Human beings can do impossible works easily. He called upon the students to have self confidence. Always be filled with self confidence and scale new heights with healthy body and sharp mind.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Swami Vivekanand has taught us not to spent life meaningless but life is meant to be led to undertake great works. Moreover, he again urged the students to play a lot, be healthy and study. No hindrance will come in the way of education. Praising the initiative of the School Education department to welcome the guests with books in place of bouquet, Shri Chouhan said that it will develop the attitude of inquisitiveness.
Describing the benefits of Surya-Namaskar, Shri Chouhan said that yoga is a collection of activities. He further mentioned that the Indian Saints have presented the Surya-Namaskar before the people after deep comprehension and contemplation of 1000 years. It is to be highlighted that Surya-Namaskar and Pranayam is a part of a Youth Policy of the state.
The programme was organised by School Education Department. Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State for School Education Shri Deepak Joshi and Chairman State Child Rights Protection Commission Dr. Raghvendra Sharma also participated in the group Surya-Namaskar and Pranayam. They performed Bhastrika and Bhanbhri Pranayam. Moreover, a scripture of historical Chicago speech of Swami Vivekanand was recited before the students on the occasion.



State to Bear Fee for National Academic Institutions of Students Securing 85 Percent in Class 12 Exam
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 13, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan made an announcement at Vidhyarthi Panchayat held at CM House today that full fee of students getting admissions in the National level Academic Institutions after securing 85 percent marks in class 12th examination will be borne by the state government. Moreover, educational loan on zero percent interest rate will be provided to the students who will be selected for National level academic institutions securing less than 85 percent marks in 12th examination. This panchayat has been organized by the state government in a series of panchayats held to hold dialogues with various sections of the society. Shri Chouhan recalled virtue of Swami Vivekanand on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan said that the semester system will be discontinued in the graduate level courses from the next academic session. Uniform will be made compulsory in all the colleges at graduate level from the next academic session. Moreover, a placement portal will be developed to facilitate mutual dialogues between industries and the students. In order to bring qualitative improvement in education, board examination will be conducted for class 5th and 8th from next academic session.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that the Chief Minister, Ministers, Retired Officers, Officers and College Students will visit school to teach students once a year. This is being implemented from January 28. He said that lap tops in place of amount will be provided this time to the students securing more than 85 percent marks in board exam. A scheme will be prepared to give weightage to the students of N.C.C. and N.S.S. Record of all the colleges will be made online. Students of Rajeev Gandhi Proudhyogiki Vishwavidhalaya can attempt question papers in Hindi. Coaching of State Public Service Commission Examinations will be provided to all the talented students of all the categories. Placement centers will be opened in the identified colleges. Amount towards buildings of 50 colleges will be allotted in the current year. Bachelor of Vocational Education will be started in all the universities. Furthermore one Excellence College in each division and one Model College in every district will be made. Facilities related to the students will be brought under the purview of Public Service Guarantee Act. Syllabus of government schools will be made at par with N.C.E.R.T. curriculum. A world standard Skill Development Institute will be established in the state.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that focus on industry, education and employment has been laid in the state. The country is moving ahead rapidly in the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh will not left behind in this. The biggest campaign of the world 'Namami Devi Narmade'-Seva Yatra is being undertaken in the state. A de-addiction campaign is being carried out under this on both the banks of River Narmada. Students should participate in this campaign. He told the students to undertake de-addiction campaign in their college campuses. Also plant one sapling in a year. Keep your city and village clean. Also be prepared to become entrepreneur. The state government has implemented Mukhyamantri Yuva Udhmi Yojna and Mukhyamantri Yuva Swa-Rozgar Yojna. Help will be rendered to 7 lakh 50 thousand youths to establish self-employment in the current year.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan provided the symbolic facilities of various schemes of School Education and Higher Education Departments being undertaken in the state to the beneficiary students. Shri Chouhan inaugurated the placement portal and released coffee table book on skill development. Moreover, he inaugurated scholarship distribution 'Mission One Click' scheme meant for class 1 to 12th students. Under this 65 lakh students received the scholarships in their bank accounts at one click.
Suggestions Furnished by Students Openly
Students on being urged by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave important suggestions regarding qualitative improvement in school and college education like placement facilities at colleges, to make uniform compulsory in colleges, special relief in government jobs to N.C.C., N.S.S. and Students displaying excellence in sports, to add lessons towards dignity of women and girls in school and colleges curriculum, to increase academic staff in colleges, to establish excellence colleges in districts, to reduce VAT on sports goods, to undertake board examination for class 5th and 8th , to establish headquarter of N.S.S. in state, coaching arrangements for All India Examinations at college level, to impose complete ban on intoxication and suggestions for preparing new youth policy in the state.
Pledge Administered to the Students
CM administered pledge to the students for rebuilding of state and to make harmonious Society:
1. Not to mislead from Virtuous path.
2. Respect Dignity of Women and Girls.
3. Study a lot.
4. Keep away from addiction.
5. Conduct campaign at college campuses against intoxication.
6. Plant one sapling at least and protect it.
7. Participate in Swachchata Abhiyan.
Principal Secretary Higher Education Shri Ashish Upadhyaya presented book published on the philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya to the guests. Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State for Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi, Chairman M.P. Board of Secondary Education Shri Sudhi Ranjan Mohanti and school and college students from all the districts were present on the occasion.



Liquor Shops Will Not Be Opened at Narmada Banks
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 12, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that liquor shops will not be opened at Narmada Banks from next financial year. De-addiction campaign will be conducted in the state. Moreover, sewage treatment plants will be established in all the cities situated on the banks of River Narmada.
CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the Narmada Seva Yatra at village Sandiya of Hoshangabad district. Speaker State Assembly Dr. Sitasharan Sharma, Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh and Minister District Incharge and Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena were present on the occasion.
Law Should be Enacted to Hang Rapist
CM Shri Chouhan said that deliberation should be made in country to hang rapists. Political parties, Sants and Social Activists should initiate action for this. Law should be enacted by bringing amendments in the constitution.
Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the people to conserve Narmada river. He took part in the group Aarti at Narmada ghat. Before this, Shri Chouhan performed Narmada Poojan and Kanya Poojan. He also planted saplings at Narmada ghat.
Shri Chouhan further mentioned that 'Narmada Devi Narmade' -Seva Yatra is the biggest capign to conserve river and environment. Members of all the sections of the society should participate to make it a public movement. Life is not possible without river and water.
Narmada river has remarkable contribution in the development of Madhya Pradesh. Electricity and water for irrigation has been obtained from Narmada Water. Damaged has been caused by felling trees on both the banks of Narmada River. If this situation continues, we will not be able to see water in the next fifty years.
Under Narmada Seva Yatra, a campaign to undertake plantation is being conducted on both the banks of River Narmada. He further mentioned to undertake plantation on both the banks and to construct toilet at every house of the villages situated on the banks of River Narmada. Do not dispose off flowers, coconuts and oil in the river in the name of pooja.
Also do not immerse idols in Narmada River and to make the villages addiction free. Shri Chouhan said that do not discriminate between girl and a boy child,. Send every child to school. A stern action will be taken to stop illegal mining on the banks of River Narmada, he added.
Programme was also addressed by Member of Parliament Shri Udaypratap Singh and Sadhvi Pragya Bharti. Chairman State Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, MLA Shri Thakur Das Nagvanshi, Vice Chairman Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Sadhvi Yogamaya Teerth, Mahant Shri Balakdas, Sants, Public Representatives and Villagers in large number were present in the programme.



'Vidhyarthi Panchayat' At CM House today
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 12, 2017

'Vidhyarthi Panchayat' is being organised by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Chouhan to hold direct dialogues with students. The panchayat will be held at CM House at 11.00 a.m. on January 12.
New schemes will be prepared for various education departments on the basis of suggestions received from the students. The Vidhyarthi Panchayat is being conducted by the Higher Education and School Education departments.
Fifty students from each district will take part in the panchayat. Ministers for School Education, Higher Education and Technical Education and Senior Officers of concerned departments will present in the panchayat.
Announcements Made in Panchayat 5 Years Ago Implemented
The last Vidhyarthi Panchayat was organised five years ago on January 12, 2012. As per the decisions taken in the last panchayat, increase was made in the scholarship amount and income limit was also increased for eligibility. Moreover, new buildings for 59 colleges have been constructed and 484 new units of N.S.S. have been begun.
A plentiful development in Higher Education has been carried out during the last 10 years in Madhya Pradesh. New 146 government colleges, 10 government universities and 23 private universities have been established in the state. The gross registration ratio of the state has grown to 19.6 from 18.5.



"Pratibha Parva" Will Be Observed for Qualitative Improvement in Govt. Primary and Middle Schools
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 11, 2017

In order to bring qualitative improvement in education, 'Pratibha Parva' will be observed from January 18 to 20 in Primary and Middle Schools of the Government by the School Education Department. During the Pratibha Parva, evaluation of education system and academic achievement of the children will be made. Collective efforts will be made for improvement after the evaluation.
Under the Pratibha Parva, points like school arrangements, academic evaluation, to hold Balk Sabhas and to honour children have been fixed. On the first and second day of the parva, academic quality of the children will be evaluated. On third day Bal Sabha will be organized in the form of Anand Utsav. Bal Sabha will be conducted by the Bal-Cabinet formed in the schools.
Public Representatives and Parents will be invited on this day. Parents will watch the activities of the children in Bal Sabha and the results of the children will be shared with the parents. District Collectors have been told to get each school verified necessarily by the verification officer till January 24.
Show Cause Notice to Academic Staff for Poor Result
Show cause notices have been issued by the office of the Commissioner Public Instruction to the Principals and Academic Staff of 10th and 12th class schools, where examination result has come less than 35 percent.
Recommendation has been made for stringent disciplinary action against these persons. Moreover, the office has told all the principals to prepare from now itself for better board examination result of class 10th and 12th. Also they have been told to hold special classes for the students.



Provide rural people better road connectivity
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 11, 2017

Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julania said that quality construction work should be carried out on the roads selected for the second phase under Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojana.
Shri Julania was addressing a workshop of officers of Government of India, Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority (MPRRDA) and Chhattisgarh state for selection of roads for the second phase and better execution under Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojana.
Additional Chief Secretary Shri Julania said that the state is leading in quality of road construction and maintenance. The quality should be continued to be maintained. He said that target has been set for 5000 km road construction in the second phase of Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojana by the Government of India, which is very less as per compared to the geographical area of the state. He underlined the need to increase the target.
Principal Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Smt Neelam Shami Rao presented progress report of Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojana. She said that 63 thousand 574 km roads have been constructed in Madhya Pradesh. Joint secretary of Government of India, Shri Rajesh Bhushan appreciated execution of Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojana in Madhya Pradesh and new technology used in it.
He said that Madhya Pradesh is leading in use of plastic waste, coal mix in road construction in the country. Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority engineer-in-chief Shri MK Gupta said that road construction in Madhya Pradesh under Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojana is as per the technical parameters.
Chief General Manager of Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority Dr. Pachori, National Rural Road Development Authority Director Dr. Pateria, divisional and district officials related with Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojana were present in the workshop.



State becomes no 1 in skill up-gradation in country
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 10, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh should become no 1 in skill up-gradation in the country. Youths from the state should get more and more employment in the jobs available in the state and country. Shri Chouhan was chairing the general body meeting of vocational education and training council at Mantralaya. Minister of state for technical and skill development Shri Deepak Joshi and Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh were present in the meeting.
Underling a need for balance between demand and supply, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that there is need of arrangement for multi-purpose vocational training. Effective management is required for providing skilled persons, after studying the industries need for personnel. He asked to make the world class training arrangements and curriculum in industrial training institutes. He said that study should be undertaken in excellent private institutes conducting training programmes.
Their positive participation can be taken in skill up-gradation programme . He sought a report on status of employment provided to participants in training programmes being run by the council. He instructed to make integrated different training programmes of government departments under the council.
It was informed that Global Skill Summit will be organised in April. Earmarking of needs of skilled labourers in industries, agreements for intention to employment would be made in the summit. It has been decided that Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission would be constituted changing the structure of vocational education and training council. It was informed in the meeting that the department has prepared a wide programme for skill up-gradation. Target has been set to impart training to 7.5 lakh persons this year.
Training has been imparted to 2.68 lakh persons in last six years by vocational training providers. The state is the first in holding online examinations of ITIs.



Vidhyarthi Panchayat on January 12
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 10, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the preparations of Vidhyarthi Panchayat. He said that students coming to participate in the panchayat should not face any difficulties. All the necessary arrangements should be made. Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya and Chief Secretary Shri B. P. Singh were present in the review meeting.
It is informed that the Vidhyarthi Panchayat will be held at 11.00 a.m. on January 12 at CM House. Students of the entire state will take part in the panchayat. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will hold direct dialogues with the students on the occasion and apprise himself about their problems and its solution. Fifty students from each district and 500 students from Bhopal will take part in the panchayat. Also, 25 school students from each district and 25 higher education students will participate.
Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Higher Education Shri Ashish Upadhyaya, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Commissioner State Education Center Smt. Deepti Gour Mukherjee and other officers were present in the review meeting.



Sikhs tradition of sacrifice unique and remarkable - CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 9, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there is no example found like sacrifice tradition of Sikhs. Whenever the country faces crisis, Sikhs came forward and sacrificed their all for mother land. Bharatiya Janata Party national president Shri Amit Shah said that the renunciation for defencing the country and struggle against oppression done by Guru Govind Singh found no precedent and his life would continue to be a source of inspiration for centuries. The views were expressed in a programme organised for Govind Singh Ji Maharaj's 350 birth year celebrations.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Guru Govind Singh Ji did the highest sacrifice in fighting against injustice and oppression. Despite sacrifice of his four sons, Guru Govind Singh did not deviate from his struggle to protect the nation and continue it. Shri Chouhan said that whether it is the first freedom struggle or sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, the sacrifice tradition of Sikhs continued. Sikhs faced bullets on their chest from enemies but they did not deviate from their duty. Shri Chouhan said that the celebrations would be held throughout the year in Madhya Pradesh. He said that victims of 1984 riots are left for help, the government is fully committed to provide relief to them.
BJP national president Shri Amit Shah said that no other example is found in the history as Guru Govind Singh Ji lived his life. His personality was really personality of multi-dimension. He was the greatest prestigious poet of his era. He wrote literature in many languages. Guru Govind Singh Ji got carried out work for purification of Brijbhasha. Shri Shah said that the warrior like Guru Govind Singh perhaps won't born for thousand years. He said becoming brave is one thing and being sacrificing is another thing. The country can not forget the work the tenth Guru Govind Singh started by laying foundation of Khalsa panth for protection of the country. He worked for unity in the society. The great Govind Singh's life would be inspiration always. Sikhs are ahead in sacrifice for the country at the border since the time of Guru Govind Singh. Khalsa have unique contribution in the country history. Shri Shah said that decision has been taken to celebrate 350th birth anniversary in every part of the country, even in the areas where Sikhs are not living. Sacrifice of Govind Singh is a source of inspiration for every Indian.
Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Committee president Shri Manjit Singh described the sacrifice of Guru Govind Singh unequalled.
President of 1984 riot victims committee Kuldeep Singh Bhogal requested the chief minister to provide relief to those victims who are left. Former minister Shri Harendrajeet Singh Babbu and president of Shri Guru Govind Singh, Sadar Bazaar Gurudwara Shri Nakshtra Singh welcomed the guests.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Medical Education (Independent Charge) and Health and Family Welfare Shri Sharad Jain, BJP National General Secretary Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, Member of Parliament and State President BJP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, State General Secretary Shri Suhas Bhagat, Member of Parliament Shri Rakesh Singh, Prahlad Patel, Vice President of State BJP Shri Vinod Gontiya, Mayor Dr Swati Godbole, MLA Shri Sushil Tiwari Indu, Shri Ashok Rohani, Former Minister Shri Ajay Vishnoi, State President of BJYM Shri Abhilash Pandey were present on the occasion.



Roads Brings Changes in Economy of Area
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 9, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated development works at the remote village Basai of Datia district today. Dr. Mishra said that roads open up doors of development. Roads bring changes in the economic condition of the areas. Construction of roads is the priority of the state government since beginning.
Dr. Mishra further said that the state government is always active and ready to support the villagers in every sector. The main sectors are construction of roads, irrigation, food grain distribution, nutrition and health services.
Dr. Mishra dedicated the new road constructed at a cost of Rs. 71 lakh from Basai road to Janakpur. Moreover, aaganbadi center worth Rs. 5 lakh was started at Jaitpur. Minister Dr. Mishra also dedicated community bhavan at Janakpur, C.C. Road at Jaitpur and Basai. Several Public Representative were present on the occasion.



Eyes Donation is Biggest Punya
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 7, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra inaugurated the free eye check up camp at Datia. The eye camp was organized by the Dr. Purendra Bhasin, Ratan Jyoti Netra Chikatsalaya, Gwalior.
Dr. Mishra said that eyes are the most important part of the body. World is dark without eyes. Eyes donation is the biggest good deed and the people who undertakes such deeds are praise worthy. Eyes checkup of 285 persons were undertaken and 83 patients were identified for glaucoma treatment in the camp.
In the beginning, Eye Specialist Dr. Bhasin has informed that facility to check eyes with new technique equipment is now available in Datia.
President Jila Panchayat Smt. Rajni Yadav, Vice President Shri Vinay Yadav, Chairman Nagar Palika Shri Subhash Agarwal, Vice Chairman Shri Yogesh Saxena, Public Representatives and prominent citizens were present in the programme.



PR Minister Dr. Mishra Dedicates New R.T.O. Building
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 7, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated the new R.T.O. building built at a cost of Rs. 3 crore at Datia today. Dr. Mishra said that Datia city is expanding constantly day by day.
Necessary facilities are being developed for this. Datia is an Amrut city.
Tourists and devotees come here from various places for excursion and Darshan.
City bus service will be started soon in Datia city, he added.
Several Public Representatives were present on the occasion of building dedication programme.



No Poor Will be Deprived Of Medical Treatment in State
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 5, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that no poor will be deprived of medical treatment in the state. Medical camps are being organized in the entire state. In these camps, free medical treatment will be provided to children suffering from heart diseases, cochlear implantation on hearing impaired persons. Moreover, free treatment will be provided after identification of patients suffering from cancer and kidney diseases. Shri Chouhan shared merriness with the children of the district benefited from heart treatment and cochlear implantation at Police Community Hall, Ujjain today. CM Shri Chouhan also celebrated the birthday of a child named Mayank Vyas by cutting a cake and extended best wishes to all for their best future.
CM Shri Chouhan said that he is feeling satisfied meeting these children. He congratulated the District Administration and the Health Department for getting children operated free of cost in such a large number under the Mukhyamantri Bal Hridaya Yojna. Congratulating the children who are now able to hear after implantation of cochlear worth Rs. 6 lakh 50 thousand, Shri Chouhan said that there is a need to identify more children. He extended best wishes to all the children for their bright future. He also distributed hearing aids to the hearing impaired children on the occasion.
Success Story Released
Under the Mukhyamantri Bal Hridaya Yojna 51 children were operated successfully in the district so far. CM Shri Chouhan released a success story book focusing operations in the programme.
Blessed Shaina Bi
CM Shri Chouhan blessed the newly wedded couple Shaina Bi and Irfan and presented gifts to them. Their nikah was performed recently under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah-Nikah Yojna. It is to be highlighted that nikah of Shaina Bi was performed with full festivities at the directives given by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan last December.
Toys Distributed to Children on behalf of Rotary Club
In the Sanvad-Shubhashish programme, toys were distributed to 51 children benefited under the Bal Hridya Yojna, 5 children who have been implanted with cochlear and to 37 hearing impaired children. The toys and the gifts were provided by the Rotary Club.
Rs One Crore 7 lakh Spent on Operations and Cochlear Implantation
A sum of Rs. 68 lakh 20 thousand on operation of 51 children suffering from heart diseases and an amount of Rs. 32 lakh 50 thousand has been spent by the District Administration and Health department on cochlear implantation of children. Rs. 6 lakh 50 thousand has been spent on cochlear implantation on each child.
Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain, MP Dr. Chintamani Malviya, MLAs Dr. Mohan Yadav, Shri Anil Firojia, Shri Bahadur Singh Chouhan, Chairman Ujjain Development Authority Shri Jagdish Agarwal and Chairman Simhastha Mela Authority Shri Diwakar Natu were present in the Sanvad-Subhashish programme.



C.M. Shri Chouhan greets on 350th birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 5, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended his greetings on 350th birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh Ji.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Guru Govind Singh Ji was unique combination of devotion and power.
He was original thinker, great writer, unmatched warrior and great martyr. He sacrificed everything for religion, culture and honour and pride of the country.
Shri Chouhan called upon people to get motivation from great Guru Govind Singh's life.
Strengthen the further environment of brotherhood and goodwill, following the path shown by him.



Poorna Shakti Kendra Yojna's Pilot Project Approved
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 4, 2016

The cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today has decided that the village convergence facilitation centers will be operated under the Women and Child Development Department in Bhopal district to implement the Union Government's Poorna Shakti Kendra Yojna. A total of 26 posts have been approved for this center. With the assistance of the Union government, financial provision at the rate of 60 percent union government share and 40 percent state share has been made under the Poorna Shakti Kendra Yojna. One district coordinator and 20 village coordinators will work for the functioning of the pilot project.
10 villages will be selected by the Panchayat and Rural Development Department as per the cluster of identified villages. Moreover, a sum of Rs. One thousand per month towards expenses as conveyance allowance will be paid to each village coordinator under the sanctioned budget to run Village Convergence center under the Poorna Shakti Kendra Yojna.
In the context of Plastic Industries in the state, plastic park at village Biloua of district Gwalior and in Dabra area of Gwalior are being developed under the Cluster Development Approach. The Name Madhya Pradesh Plastic Development Corporation Gwalior Limited has been approved by the cabinet for the Plastic Project Scheme. The speed of the project will be accelerated now. The total cost of the project is Rs. 83.43 crore.
For this, approval has been given for minimum 51 percent of share of the implementing agency I.I.D.C. Gwalior for this S.P.V. Decision has been taken to take Rs. 24.49 crore as share of S.PV. and I.I.D.C. Gwalior and Rs. 20 crore loan from the financial institutions towards the project cost. Moreover under the special case, decision to appoint Ku. Sonia Yadav on the post of assistant grade- 3 in the General Administration Department has been taken on compassionate ground. Ku. Sonia's father Late Shri Ramshankar Yadav was posted as the chief guard at Jail Headquarter.
Furthermore, the cabinet has given approval for creation of new 16 posts for conserving the world famous Maihar Band of Madhya Pradesh. Currently, 18 posts are sanctioned including 17 posts of musicians and one post of assistant band master. The glorified and unique tradition of Classical Music in the name of Maihar Band is alive since 1918. Maihar Band, the devotion of Padma Vibhushan Late Ustad Allauddin Khan and his heritage is known as a golden chapter of Indian Classical Music history. An additional financial burden of Rs. 40 lakh annually will be borne by the state government.
Maihar band associated to Classical Music College under administrative control of Culture department is one of the valuable cultural heritage of Madhya Pradesh located at Maihar district Satna. Maihar Band is considered as the National Pride of the country. Impressive presentations by the musicians of Maihar Band have been given on several important occasions.
The cabinet giving relaxation to qualifying service of promotion from Assistant Superintendent Land-Record to Superintendent Land-Record, which was 5 years earlier has decided to make it 3 years for qualifying service for one time only.
Moreover, it has been decided to present books in place of bouquet in the programmes of School Education Department. This information was given in the cabinet meeting today. A set of best literary books was presented to CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan by the Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah and Minister of State Shri Deepka Joshi.
Expressing condolences on the demise of Senior Leader and Former Chief Minister and Former Union Minister Shri Sunderlal Patwa, memories of his services towards the state and the country were recollected. CM Shri Chouhan and Members of the Cabinet paid homage to Late Shri Patwa.



Congratulations for achievements of 2016 and priorities for 2017 set
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 4, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan instructed departments to set priorities, in a joint meeting of all Ministers, Senior officers, Heads of Departments today at Mantralaya.
Shri Chouhan said that 2017 is very important year. This year a new environment was created in the state and in the country. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi started drive for reviving India. Madhya Pradesh will contribute in it with its utmost. He said that good governance, development and public welfare will be in focus. He said that Corruption won't be tolerated at any level and at any cost. Departmental minister will be held responsible for getting complaint of corruption. Policy of zero tolerance would be adopted over corruption. Officers would be terminated from the job after being involved in corruption despite warning.
Shri Chouhan said that vision document 2018 and Sankalp Patra 2013 would be guiding documents. He instructed all departments to review departmental activities as per the two guiding documents and set priorities in New Year.
Shri Chouhan greeted officers on New Year. He said that 2016 was the year with achievements. Simhastha and Vaicharik Kumbh were successfully organised. Global Investors' Summit was held. State received Krishi Karman Award consecutively fourth time. The Prime Minister kick-started crop insurance scheme from Madhya Pradesh. Besides, 'Gramoday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan' was successfully launched. Ministry for happiness was created which got applauds and work on smart city was started. Beginning of 'Namami Devi Narmade'-Seva Yatra, Jal Mahotsava and training on poor welfare schemes were main achievements.
The Chief Minister said that CM Helpline-181 and Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act are important tools for good governance. Strict action would be taken against officers for dereliction in their execution.
Promote cashless transaction
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan instructed all departments to promote cashless transaction to eliminate the possibilities of corruption. Bring total transparency in departmental process and systems. He said that Madhya Pradesh can set example in the country in cashless transaction.
Regarding activities and work plan on ministry of happiness, the Chief Minister said that its activities would start in all districts from January 14. He issued instructions to departments that they should explore ways to help needy people. He said that human feels happy in extending help to others naturally. Departments should consider formation of innovative process and schemes on the basis of this.
The Chief Minister asked all departments to participate in Namami Devi Narmade - Seva Yatra. He said that this campaign is a unique one with collective efforts and public awareness for river conservation. Madhya Pradesh can show global example in this regard.
New services to be included in Public Service Guarantee Act
Shri Chouhan issued instructions to departments to incorporate new services in public service guarantee act. He said that public servants would be punished for dereliction in delivering public service and officers performing best would be awarded. He directed to install CM Dashboard so that progress of departments could be easily assessed. It was informed in the meeting that departments had given approval to incorporate 61 services purview in public service delivery guarantee act.
Asking to take seriously development-related priorities of MLAs, Shri Chouhan said that tasks related with public should not be kept pending. Shri Chouhan asked to take cognizance on complaints received through social media and take action on them.
Officers performing good to be awarded
The Chief Minister instructed the chief secretary to hold department wise programmes to award officers performing good. Warning should be issued to those whose performance is bad. The Chief Minister asked all departments to provide services through mobile app.
CM helpline 181
Shri Chouhan reviewed CM helpline 181. He said that strict action would be taken against officers causing delay and dereliction in redressal of public complaints. Officers performing good would be given appreciation letter. It would be reviewed every month. Department -wise comparative chart for redressal of complaints would be prepared every month.
Review relevance of Revenue Board
Reviewing the priorities of Revenue Department and its future work plan, the Chief Minister said that redressal of undivided name transfer case should be mentioned in revenue record immediately. Shri Chouhan instructed to assign power for land allotment to commissioner for departmental purpose. He asked to set up global fund for relief to be given at the time of natural disaster so that districts have right to withdraw directly from the fund. The Chief Minister issued instructions to put report within 15 days on relevance of revenue board.
Reviewing and setting priorities of science and technology department, the Chief Minister said that discussion would be made with the central government to connect all panchayat through Bharat Network. This is necessary for cashless transaction.



CM Shri Chouhan Releases Government Calendar and Diary for the year 2017
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 3, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan released Madhya Pradesh Government's Calendar for the year 2017 and Diary at Mantralaya today. Attractive pictures focusing glory of the lifeline Maa Narmada and cultural and natural beauty of the state have been included in the calendar.
CM Shri Chouhan appreciated the picturesque compilation and layout of the calendar. He said that Madhya Pradesh is rich in cultural and historical diversity.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra and Shri Ashok Varnval, Secretary to CM Shri Vivek Agarwal and Shri Hariranjan Rao, Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan and Principal Revenue Commissioner Shri K.K. Khare were present.
Attractive photographs of religious places situated on the banks of River Narmada like Amarkantak and other places have been included in the calendar. Beside these important scenes of Simhastha, beautiful tourist places and pictures of wild animals have also been included.



"Aaspass Ki Khoj" Prgramme to Be conducted for students
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 3, 2017

In order to apprise students of the government schools about the local culture, traditions and rituals, a "Aaspass Ki Khoj" programme is being started by the School Education Department.
Directives have been issued to the Principals DIET of the concerned districts and Project Coordinator District Education Centers in this regard. As many as 2966 schools have been selected from 51 districts.
It may be mentioned that projects will be prepared by the students under the "Aaspass Ki Khoj" programme. Life history of National Heroes who have sacrificed their lives for the security of the country, importance of historical and cultural heritage of the area and efforts to make village or town polythene free will be included in the project.
Beside this local festivals and beliefs, local crops, activities undertaken during calamities, folk culture, sonnets and local proverbs will also be included in the project.
Under the project, a book will be made on the project works. The Education Officers of the districts have been asked to conduct activities by making teams of class 6, 7 and 8 at school level.



CM Shri Chouhan Describes PM Shri Modi's Announcements as Transformational
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 2, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcoming the announcements of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the welfare of farmers, poor, small traders, pregnant women and senior citizens described them as transformational.
Reacting to the Prime Minister's address to the nation, Shri Chouhan said that the Prime Minster has shown a sensitiveness and progressive approach by giving relief to these categories.
He further mentioned that the houseless families will be benefited by 4 percent interest rate exemption on loan upto Rs. 9 lakh and 3 percent interest rate exemption on loan upto Rs. 12 lakh for constructing houses under the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna.
Moreover credit guarantee for small traders, which has been increased from Rs. One crore to 2 crore will expand micro and small industry sector.
CM Shri Chouhan further mentioned that decision to bear 60 days interest amount on loan taken by the farmers for Kharif and Rabi crops by the Union Government is in the wide interest of the farmers. Similarly, a financial assistance of Rs. 6 thousand to be provided to the pregnant women will boost self confidence in them.
Moreover announcement of 8 percent interest rate on bank deposit by senior citizens is progressive. He said that all these announcements will take forward the mission to reconstruct India.
Shri Chouhan said that the Prime Minister has taken the resolution to rebuild India. The state government with cooperation of other states will fulfill this resolution.



PR Minister Dr. Mishra Dedicates Community Bhavan and C.C. Road
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 2, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated community bhavan worth Rs. 5 lakh and C.C. road constructed at a cost of Rs. 10 lakh on the first day of New Year at village Kumhedi of district Datia today. Villagers were pleased on receiving these gifts from the Minister Dr. Mishra.
Dr. Mishra said that several development works have been undertaken in Datia. We have to make Datia number 1 in the state in the New Year. M.P. Dr. Bhagirath Prasad said that the Minister Dr. Mishra has given several new gifts to Datia district continuously. Several Public Representatives were present in the programme.
Joy and Enthusiasm at Hearing and Speech Impaired Residential Hostel
Minister Dr. Mishra visited hearing and speech impaired children residential hostel at Rawatpura and celebrated birthday of disabled children. Praying for the blissful future of the children, Dr. Mishra served cake and greeted them.
The programme was organised under the aegis of Manav Jan Kalyan Sanstha and Social Justice Department. Dr. Mishra also directed to install hand pump in the hostel premises.



People of State- Ambassadors of Economic Revolution -Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 30, 2016

India witnessed a historic decision on November 8, 2016. This day has given a meaningful reply to the queries raised by the people at large on the style of functioning of governments. Often allegations are levelled against the governments that they can not take tough decisions under pressure. They fear to take decisions that could harm powerful people. Our Prime Minister has broken the myth with his courageous decision to demonetize Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes from November 8, 2016 .
The decision of demonetization is historic in a way that it surprised everyone and this is the distinct feature of it. India had seen decision of demonetization twice in the history of 100 years but these decisions gave ample time to the people having black money in the form of currency to change it. Thus the main objective of the decision was partially met. This time, however the decision could not give any chance to people with black money plan.
Those criticising the decision say that the decision could be taken with better planning and people could be given ample time. It is beyond my comprehension as to whom these critics are refering to when they talk of giving time to people. Do they talk of the poor people whose monthly income is Rs. Five or Ten thousand and do not have currency notes of more than Rs. 5 or Rs. 10 at a time. Certainly, they do not talk of such people because such people having Rs. 5 or Rs. 10 notes got them changed timely and were relaxed. Then who are those about whom critics say time should have been given to them. It is obvious that a section of critics is favouring those who had black money in the form of currency.
The decision of the Prime Minister for encouraging cashless transaction is a decision to transform the country from a developing nation to a developed nation. The critics should examine all the aspects before criticising such a decision. The Congress and other political parties say that the demonetization has wrought havoc on farmers and they could not sow in time. In Madhya Pradesh, this year already sowing has been done on 105 lakh hectare so far as compared to a total of 108 lakh hectare last year. The sowing will further go up to 115 lakh hectare. It is clear that sowing has not been affected.
The so-called critics of demonetization say that cashless transaction is not possible in our country. The fact is that after demonetization, 95 percent transactions is cashless transaction being done by farmers, who are in their opinion illiterate. This is a lesson for them that a section about which there were little expectations is doing 95 percent cashless transactions.
This is true that all developed nations are heading towards maximum cashless transactions. If we want our economy to take off, we have to follow certain practices that have led the developed economies to a success. All of us accept that cashless transaction could improve the economy. Not a single economist in last one and half months has given logic that cashless transaction is not good for the economy.
If we feel that something is good then we should come forward to make it successful instead of obstructing its success by criticizing it. Those who opine that cashless transaction is not possible in this country, are challenging the wisdom and capacities of the 120 crore people of the country without testing it. This is injustice to the people. The last two months have witnessed an impressive 77 percent increase through internet banking in the Central Bank of India in Madhya Pradesh alone. The sale through POS machines has gone up by 54 percent. Does this not indicate to positive results? The people of our country are more aware and capable than certain critics make them out to be.
Another benefit of cashless transaction is also very clearly perceptible. In December the VAT revenue has increased 14% whereas there was a fall in revenue from other taxes. This makes it amply clear that the tax evasion that took place in cash transaction has reduced in cashless transaction. This will improve tax collection and the state governments will be able to spend more on welfare schemes.
Imparting training to the masses in cashless transaction is need of the hour. We are making elaborate arrangements for this in Madhya Pradesh. In the days to come training programmes will be organized upto panchayat level to educate and train the people in the use of various modes of cashless transaction. The endevour will be to ensure total financial inclusion by opening bank accounts of those poor families which have been left out under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. About seven lakh new bank accounts have been opened and about five lakh new RuPay cards issued since November 10 last in the state.
Madhya Pradesh government has exempted POS machines from VAT and the stamp duty payable on agreement with banks to help small and medium traders to install these machines. The state government has taken measures to ensure entire cashless government transaction. The different departments have evolved systems for online tax and duty payment. The state government is making the different payments online to the citizens. The state government is committed to promoting cashless economy.
I have always believed that the people are wise enough to know what is in their interest. They are fully aware that the Prime Minister's step of demonetization is a masterstroke against those indulging in amassing black money, antinational activities and circulating counterfeit currency in the market. The people very well understand that this is step in the interest of the country and are extending wholehearted support to promoting cashless economy. This will definitely help India catch up with the most developed nations.



Former CM Late Shri Patwa Cremated with Full State Honour
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 30, 2016

Last Funeral Rites of the Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Late Shri Sunderlal Patwa were performed with full state honour at Kukdeshwar of district Neemuch today. CM Shri Chouhan and the Senior Leaders laid wreath on the mortal remains of late Shri Patwa and gave shoulders to the bier. Nephew and Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) Shri Surendra Patwa lit the pyre. Shri Chouhan accompanied the funeral procession begun from the house of late Shri Patwa till the cremation place.
The mortal remains of the Former CM Late Shri Patwa was brought to the Neemuch by air ambulance in the morning today. From there the moral remains was taken to his home town Kukdeshwar. The remains of late Shri Patwa was kept for last glimpse at late Shri Patwa's residence Phulwari and at Patwa Manglik Bhavan. In the afternoon, last funeral rites were performed amid chanting mantras with full state honour.
CM Shri Chouhan said that late Shri Patwa was a Vikas Purush of the State. His death has brought an end to the era. He was above the politics. Late Shri Patwa was a symbol of modest and decorous politics. He was an energetic political leader who had the skills to take all along together. The state has lost a vibrant leader and his death is an irreparable loss for the state. Shri Chouhan prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.
Paying floral tribute on behalf of the people of Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh said that Late Shri Patwa was always closely linked with the Chhattisgarh state. Several memories are linked with him during the time of undivided Madhya Pradesh. He was a skilled organizer.
Union Minister Sushri Uma Bharti said that death of Shri Patwa is an irreparable loss to the state. He had sacrificed everything for the welfare of the people despite being a householder. He was a dauntless person.
Former Deputy PM Shri Lalkrishna Advani said that Late Shri Patwa had skillfully managed the state for many years and gave a new direction of development to the state. Such a huge personality is no longer with us now. We will miss him all the time.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Former Deputy Prime Minster Shri Lalkrishna Advani, Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Water Resources Sushri Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gahlot, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, CM of Chhattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh, Speaker Chhattisgarh Assembly Shri Gourishankar Agarwal, State's Ministers Shri Jayant Malayya, Shri Gourishnkar Shejwar, Dr. Narottam Mishra, Smt. Archana Chitnis, Shri Paras Jain, Shri Gourishankar Bisen, Shri Antar Singh Arya, Ministers of State Shri Lal Singh Arya, Shri Deepak Joshi, leaders of the country and state, all the Public Representatives of Neemuch and Mandsaur districts besides local residents in large number had last glimpse of the mortal remains of late Shri Patwa and paid floral tribute to the departed soul. Former Minister Shri Narendra Nahta, Shri Ramlal, Shri Suresh Soni, other senior Leaders and Ministers expressed condolence.
Former CM Shri Kailash Joshi, MP Shri Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan, Shri Suhas Bhagat, Shri Arvind Menon, Shri Makhan Singh Chouhan, Shri Kailash Vijavargiya, MP Shri Sudhir Gupta, Vice Chairman State Planning Commission Shri Chetanya Kashyap, Chhattisgarh Ministers Shri Brijmohan Agrawal, Shri Rajesh Moonat, Shri Dharmalal Koushik, Minister for Agriculture of Haryana State Shri Omprakash Dhangar, MP Shri Rodmal Nagar, Former MP Sushri Minakshi Natrajan, MLA Shri Kailash Chawla, Shri Omprakash Saklecha, Shri Dilipsingh Parihar, Shri Jagdish Dewda, Shri Yashpal Singh Sisodia, Shri Chandersingh Sisodia, Dr. Mohan Yadav, Shri Sudershan Gupta, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Avantika Jat and Former Minister Shri Vikram Verma attended the funeral. Local people in large number attended the funeral and paid tribute to the departed soul.



Patwaji was a Great and Spirited Leader -Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 28, 2016

I first met Patwaji during by-elections of 1974. I was deeply impressed by his brilliance, dynamism and eloquence. He was an exceptionally skilled organizer and vibrant leader. His amazing orational skill was widely recognized. In Vidhansabha there used to be pindrop silence during his speech.
I came closer to Patwaji in 1985 when he contested from Bhojpur constituency. We worked against time and had the privilenge to see him work closely. He had tremendous courage and dynamism. When he was State BJP president he appointed me State Yuva Morcha President. He always inspired and motivated all to live up to their potentials. He always bubbled with enthusiasm of a youth. It was only due to hard work of party workers and popularity of Patwaji that BJP came to power in 1990. His Padyatra from Bastar to Jhabua immensely increased his popularity. During the Yatra he was quite jolly and sang songs and poems. He never knew fatigue.
Patwaji lived a pure and wholesome life. Even at the age of 92 he was averse to being called a Vridha or aged. He had a very rare quality of encouraging the younger generation. After becoming the Chief Minister I received his valuable guidance from time to time. I always met him to seek his guidance in any adverse situation.
Patwaji had a deep impact on my personal life as well. I had decided to remain a bachelor, but he inspired me to be a householder and devote my life to service of society and nation.
During my tenure as Yuva Morcha president the Ram Janmbhumi movement had started at Ayodhya. Large number of Rambhaktas sacrificed their lives. After this, former Prime Minister Shri V.P. Singh visited Bhopal. We decided to oppose him. Patwaji was the Chief Minister. The administration had made fool proof security arrangements, but the Yuva Morcha succeeded in disrupting his visit. We showed black flags and held agitations.We were can-charged. In return, we pelted stones. Shri V.P. Singh staged a sit-in outside CM residence. I apprehended that Patwaji would be very angry. But to our pleasant surprise Patwaji came out and told the media that when a large number of Rambhaktas had lost their lives, a small agitation and little stone pelting would not bring down the skies.
Patwaji was a truly even-minded person. He had equilibrium of mind. When his government was dissolved in 1992 following Ram Mandir movement, he remained calm and composed. He boarded a State Transport bus in the evening and left for Indore.
Patwaji was always ready to fight out for the cause of public. He led many agitations and protests. He observed a long fast unto death protesting against the killing of farmers in Multai by Digvijay government. He led protests against corruption and atrocities of the administration against farmers even at the risk of his life. He led an eight-day-long fast unto death at Peer Gate Bhopal.
Patwaji was a messiha of farmers. He waived off Rs. Rs. 714 crore loans of farmers for the first time in the country.
Patwaji was a strict administrator. He never gave in to any goonda element and terror. He ruthlessly eliminated the mafia in Bombay bazar of Indore and also ruined the mafias in Bhopal.
Patwaji's political courage is simply beyond comparison. He made a history by defeating Shri Kamalnath in his own constituency Chhindwara. Regarding elections, he used to say that it is like a trumpet made of carrot. If it does not work, it can be eaten. There is nothing to worry about. Generally, during polling day a candidate keeps moving a round but Patwaji in Chhindwara was relaxing.
Patwaji campaigned for the Jansangh in such a difficult time when it was unknown in villages. He used to make announcement about public meeting of Sunderlal Patwa inviting people to attend it and in the evening himself addressed it.
Patwaji was matchless in eloquence. In the Assembly, he used to attack his opponents by his sheer wit and satire. His logics used to leave the opponents like Arjun Singh, Voraji and Digvijay Singh speechless. His sarcastic remarks used to work like a sharp weapon.
For the generations to come, Patwaji's life would remain a source of inspiration. They can learn how to live a meaningful life for the nation and the society. I salute to the departed noble soul.



Identify Roads which can be converted into National Highways
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 21, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that roads which can be converted into National Highways should be identified. Also prepare an action plan to construct and repair roads within the stipulated time limit.
Shri Chouhan was reviewing the roads network status of the state at Mantralaya today. Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present in the meeting.
Shri Chouhan said that focus on convenient transit arrangements on roads are must. We are committed to keep all the roads motorable. Ensure to keep road network operational through out the year. He further mentioned that the construction of roads, strengthening, repair works and patch work should be completed within time limit.
Further he directed the officials to prepare an action plan to construct small roads. Financial burden on maintenance by the State Government will be lessened by handing over the roads to the Union Government. Remaining fund can be utilized for construction of small roads.
It is informed in the meeting that arrangements have been made to undertake patch work constantly. In addition to 4,771 kilometer long national highways of the state, new 3,035 kilometer long highways have been declared.
Now state has a total of 7,806 kilometer long national highways. Also approval in principle has been given by the Union Government to declare 2,383 kilometer long roads of the state as national highways.
Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Pramod Agarwal, Principal Secretary to CM Ashok Varnval, Secretary to CM Shri Hariranjan Rao, Managing Director Road Development Corporation Shri Mainsh Rastogi and other Officers were present in the meeting.



Water Treatment Plant will Be Established at Places on Narmada Banks
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 21, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that water treatment plants will be established to purify water in cities located on the banks of River Narmada. Sewage water will be treated and clean water will be utilized by the farmers for irrigation. Kunds will be constructed on the banks of Narmada to immerse idols and poojan material.
Similarly, mukti dhams will be constructed on river banks to stop pollution. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme held on the occasion of 'Namami Devi Narmade' seva yatra at village Chaabi of Mandla district today.
Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Minister in charge of District Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak, MLA Shri Rampyare Kulaste, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Sampattiya Uikey, Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Sadhvi Pragya Bharti, Sadhu -Sants and villagers in large number were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Narmada River is a lifeline. People residing on the banks are brought up in the lap of Narmada River. Over 30 percent people of the state are satisfying their thirst with the water of Narmada. The Narmada River has given water, life, fruits, flowers, vegetables and several other natural resources beside electricity and we have felled trees on the banks of Narmada and destroyed the forest. These trees used to provide water to Narmada River but we have reduced the water level and have stopped the water flow of the rivers. If Narmada flow stops, Madhya Pradesh will not be secured.
With an objective to conserve Narmada River, the 'Namami Devi Narmade' seva yatra is being organized. Plantation will be undertaken on government, forest and private land of farmers on both the banks of River Narmada which will protect soil erosion. He said that farmers should undertake fruits plantation on their agriculture lands. Provision has been made to provide Rs. 20 thousand annual compensation per hectare till trees bear fruits. Farmers can take other agriculture crops during the period till trees bear fruits. Also remuneration will be paid to the farmers for undertaking plantation. Plantation on both the banks of the River Narmada is the aim of the yatra. Shri Chouhan informed that 6,376 farmers have taken pledge to undertake plantation till today in Mandla district.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that when Narmada Yatra scheme was formulated, it came to the mind that who will conduct this campaign? Then Jan Abhiyan Parishad and Sadhu Sants have assured the beginning of yatra and now after a short period of 10 days a large group of people are with yatra. Now society has taken control over the yatra which was begun by the state government.
Giving message to protect girl child, Shri Chouhan said that mothers still send their daughters not sons to fetch water from hand pumps. He said that pipeline will be laid by the state government to supply water in the areas located on the banks of river Narmada. Suggesting people not to discriminate between boy and a girl, Shri Chouhan said how will you get daughter in law if you will protect daughter. Balance is must and imbalance will destroy the universe. The state government is providing facilities since birth of a girl child till her marriage. Now women will be recruited on 33 percent posts in police force.
CM Shri Chouhan also suggested people for de-addiction. Inspired by this 150 persons took pledge for de-addiction. Also pledge to conserve Narmada River was administered to the people by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Pooja of Narmada Seva Yatra flag and Aarti of Maa Narmada was performed by Shri Chouhan and the guests. Also kanya poojan was performed and Sadhu-Sants were welcomed presenting shawl and shreephal by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.



Make Maximum Good Utilisation of Jail Resources
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 20, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that proper security arrangements must be ensured. Make good and maximum utilization of the available resources. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the Jail Department here today.
Shri Chouhan said that proper security arrangements must be ensured in jails. Security norms should be strictly adhered. Efficient monitoring and constant vigilance procedure should be developed.
Moreover, administrative arrangements should be rationalised. Shri Chouhan also deliberated to prepare proposal to shift jails located in densely populated areas to other areas and on need of high security- high tech jail in the state.
He also directed the officials to explore possibility for construction of totally roof covered jail and anda cell.
Information regarding works undertaken to manage jails effectively was given in the meeting.
Also action plan regarding technical security, organizational security and short and long term efforts of security force related to jail security was presented.
Minister for Jail Sushri Kusum Mehdele, Chief Secretary Shri B. P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh., Principal Secretary Jail Shri Vinod Semval, DGP Shri R.K. Shukla, Director General Jail Shri Sanjay Chowdhary, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and other Officers were present on the occasion.



56 Schools to Come under Jila Panchayat/Urban Bodies Control
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 20, 2016

Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today has decided to give administrative control of 56 schools fulfilling state government's prescribed guidelines to jila panchayat/urban bodies as per the prescribed procedure in compliance to the order issued by the Supreme Court.
Under this, decision has been taken to merge eligible academic and non academic staff on contractual posts in the schools following prescribed guidelines as per the consent of finance department.
Employees of teachers' cadre who have completed three years will be merged in teachers' cadre and minimum pay grade of the regular posts of principal higher secondary and principal high school will be fixed. This decision will benefit 1600 persons and an annual expense of Rs. 12 crore will be incurred by the state government.
Moreover, the state cabinet has decided to give administrative sanction of Rs. 65 crore 87 lakh 50 thousand to purchase equipments, furniture and vehicle for New Medical College in Datia.
Also approval for creation of 1685 posts and to fill these posts has been given in the cabinet meeting. Moreover, services of 318 class 4 posts will be taken from outsourcing.
Furthermore, cabinet has decided to approve proposal given by NTPC and Ministry for New and Renewable energy for sale of bundled solar power from the proposed 250 megawatt solar energy project of NTPC of Suwasara district Mandsaur.
Similarly, the cabinet has given approval revising the grant of Rs. 10 crore provided by the state government to Rs. 65 crore 74 lakh to Eco-Tourism board. This amount is for the year 2012-13 to 2016-17 under the 12th five year plan



India to show path to world community - Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Bharat is amazing country. It will show path to entire world community in near future. Here, differences in opinion are respected.
He said that seer having different opinions are punished in many countries in the world. Shri Chouhan was addressing concluding session of 'Katha Rup Main Deendayal Ji' held at Samanvay Bhavan today. The programme was organised by Deendayal Research Institute, New Delhi.
Discussing Narmada Seva Yatra the Chief Minister invited all gathering to participate in the Yatra. He said that no liquor shop would be allowed to open on the bank of Narmada river, the lifeline of the Madhya Pradesh. He said that Poojan Kund would be constructed to dispose off waste puja material.
Describing the programme 'Katha Rup Main Deendayal Ji' as an effort for nation building, he said that Pandit Deendayal Ji gave the gift of Integral Humanism to the nation.
Shri Alok Kumar explain the concept of nation and explained Integral Humanism. Minister for woman and child development Smt Archana Chitnis discussed relevance of 'Katha Rup Main Deendayal Ji.
Minister of health and family welfare Shri Rustam Singh, minister for higher education Shri Jain Bhan Singh Pawaiya, minister of state for other backward and minority welfare Smt Lalita Yadav, and wife of the Chief Minister Smt Sadhna Singh Chouhan, Mayor, Bhopal Municipal Corporation Shri Alok Sharma and eminent citizens were present on the occasion.



Chief Minister Shri Chouhan blesses newly married couple of Muslim
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan participated in the 23rd Ijitmai marriage programme of Raaen Panchayat in Bhopal city today.
He blessed newly married grooms and bridegrooms, tied in nuptial knot under Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Evam Nikah Yojana. He wished for their happy life.
Shri Chouhan announced to provide necessary fund for Jamatkhana construction on the request of Raaen Panchayat. The Chief Minister said, daughters are the gift of the God.
Mukhyamantri Nikah Yojana has been formed to benefit daughters. Members of Raaen Panchayat welcomed the chief minister on the occasion.
Mayor, Bhopal, Shri Alok Sharma and people of Muslim community were present in big number.



Administrative Services Are Commitment towards Public Welfare
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 17, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that administrative services are commitment of life towards public welfare. It is an opportunity to change the fate of the state and country. This is not a profession but mission. Officers should perform their duties with determination and passion to implement programmes of the state government. He urged the officers to always display their best. Create new milestones of public welfare with their works. Shri Chouhan was addressing the three day service meet of I.A.S. Officers Association at R.C.V.P. Naronha Administration and Management Academy today.
CM Shri Chouhan said that this kind of programmes provides opportunities to think new. Moreover, it provides new energy to intelligence leaving aside routine work. Informal meetings give seniors and juniors' an opportunity to exchange views, which is must to work as a team successfully. Shri Chouhan said that limit of informalities should be adhered to. He said that cases of violation of decorum will be taken seriously.
Further, Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh holds place among the best bureaucracy in the country. Credit for remarkable agriculture growth rate, leading growth rate and successful implementation of schemes like Ladli Laxmi Yojna goes to the employees and officers of the state. He said that all the responsibilities of administrative services are important.
There is a need to face challenge with positive approach. People working against public and nation's interest will be strictly dealt with. There is no need for pity and sympathy. CM Shri Chouhan said that officers should work for public welfare with full capabilities and agility. Adopt zero tolerance towards corruption. Honour those who fight with injustice. Culprits should be punished and innocent should not be harassed.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that it should also be considered that unnecessary delay should not be caused in public welfare works and decisions. He said that the administrative service is the work to rebuild a state. Without getting affected by success or unsuccess, accept challenges. Work continuously with patience. Do not fly high being successful and do not hide face in case of failure. Shri Chouhan mentioned that lot of work has been carried out in the field of education and health and still more efforts are needed.
Tourism sector holds importance for employment opportunities and new tourism world can be created in the state. He congratulated tourism department for developing Hanuvantiya as the best tourism center. He further mentioned that Narmada Seva yatra is going to become world' biggest social movement for environment conservation. People of every section, community and organizations are coming forward to protect environment. Ninety percent farmers living besides the banks of River Narmada have taken pledge for plantation till the 6th day of Narmada Yatra. New environment is created in the state for environment conservation with the people's cooperation.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh threw light on the structure of the meet. He said that things said at the right time are always good. Cultural and amusement activities during the meet eliminate hesitation among the officers and develop understanding. Moreover, it increases mutual respect and affection.
President of Association Shri R.S. Julaniya said that new aspects and talents of personality emerged during the three day meet. New relations develop in the environment of casual cooperation and mutuality.
Vote of thanks was given by the Vice President Shri Sanjay Shukla. Programme was conducted by Shri Nitesh Vyas. Director General of Academy Smt. Kanchan Jain, Retired and serving I.A.S. Officers were present on the occasion. After the programme, CM Shri Chouhan met I.A.S. sub-divisional officers of 2014 batch and gave them guidance.



No liquor shop to be opened on banks of Narmada river
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 17, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in an interaction programme, organised in Dindori under 'Namami Devi Narmade' - Seva Yatra, said that liquor shop would not be allowed to open on the banks of Narmada River. He said that all people are needed to be addiction-free to make the society addiction-free.
Eucalyptus trees not to be planted
The Chief Minister said that eucalyptus trees would not be planted in Dindori district. He urged farmers to plant fruit-bearing trees and sisters to tie rakhis on trees, along with tying them to their brothers. Shri Chouhan said that entire area from one km alongside of Narmada river, would be made full of greenery. Forests and revenue departments would plant saplings on their respective land.
Treatment plants to be set up
The Chief Minister said that treatment plants would be set up to prevent sewage water flowing in the river. He instructed to get constructed toilets in all houses. The Chief Minister urged for not disposing off waste fruit-flowers and puja material in river. He also appealed people not to disposing off dead bodies in the river. Shri Chouhan said that crematoriums would be constructed for the last rites. Changing rooms would be constructed at ghats for women.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that strict action would be taken against those involved in corruption. He instructed to provide Rs 5000 each to kala mandalis participating in the Seva Yatra. District in-charge and minister for farmer welfare and agriculture development Shri Gaurishankar Bisen also addressed the programme.
Chief Minister covers three km Yatra by foot
On the sixth day of the Seva Yatra, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan walked around three km in Dindori. Thousands of citizens participated in the yatra with enthusiasm. Local artists were dancing on Gudum, Karma and Shaila folk dances. People participating in the Yatra showed keen interest on protection of the Narmada river and cleanliness. Stalls were made for snacks and drinking water by the public for the yatris.
Chief Minister performs puja of Narmada
With his wife, Chief Minister Shri Chohuan performed puja of Narmada river at Dam Ghat. Maha Aarti took place there and bhajan and kirtans were held. Shri Chouhan said that devotees and all people should clean the river daily. He said that state government is working for protection of Narmada river water. The Chief Minister saw ghats at the river.
Union minister of state for health and family welfare Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, minister for civil supplies and consumer protection and labour Shri Omprakash Dhurve, district panchayat president Smt Jyoti Prakash Dhurve, MLA Shri Omkar Markam, wife of the chief minister Smt. Sadhna Singh, Nagar Panchayat president Smt. Sushila Marco, Jan Abhiyan Samiti president Shri Sanjay Sahu, saint Akhilesh Sarvanand, Bhaiyaji Sarkar, Giri Maharaj, public representatives, government officers-employees and rural people were present in the large number.



Hanuvantiya to become international centre of adventure tourism
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 16, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that one more wide master plan will be chalked out for water tourism in Hanuvantiya area in which Dharaji, Sailani areas including Omkareshwar will be included. He said, it will be developed as 'Madhyadwip'. Shri Chouhan said master plan incorporating four nodal points will be prepared. Development work will be carried including proposed aquacity in Hanuvantiya and water reservoir and Hanuvantiya will become international centre of adventure tourism.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing inaugural function of the second Jal-Mahotsava today in Hanuvantiya. Referring Hanuvantiya, Shri Chouhan said that it is his creation and brain child. He is attached with it. Government will make its efforts utmost to bring Hanuvantiya on international map. Quoting houseboat, he said, imagination to introduce houseboat in Madhya Pradesh has materialised today. Tourists will enjoy boating in night and stay here. The peaceful environment here makes us feel happy. Shri Chouhan said that people should spend some time sparing from busy schedule. Place like Hanuvantiya is the best for this. Shri Chouhan said that there should not be mechanical life and enjoy tourism with family for some time. Mentioning importance of happiness in human life, he said that the happiness derives from inner itself. Joy, zeal and happiness have special place in life. The government is making efforts for enhancing comfort and happiness in life of public in the state. Department of happiness has been constituted for that. He called upon people to enjoy and make happiness in other's life.
Referring Hanuvantiya, Shri Chouhan said that company like Mahindra Holiday home is becoming our partner. Entire area of Hanuvantiya and forests area will be developed through the master plan and people will get employment. Shri Chouhan said that land value has gone up surrounding Hanuvantiya in last one year. Our effort is to increase earning and generate more employment opportunities. Tourism is the second generating the highest employment opportunities.
Shri Chouhan said that he had seen similar water tourism spot at Sentosa in Singapore. Since then he saw dream and now it has materialised in the form of Hanuvantiya. Beauty has spread more in Hanuvantiya than Sentosa. It sprawls in 950 sq km area. He said that team of Madhya Pradesh tourism has played important role in materialising the dream. Shri Chouhan exhorted to bring Madhya Pradesh on new heights in tourism sector.
Minister of state for tourism and culture (independent charge) Shri Surendra Patwa said, water tourism will be developed at Gandhi Sagar, Ban Sagar, Tava and other places along with Hanuvantiya. Separate tourism cabinet has been constituted as per wishes of the chief minister and new investor-friendly tourism policy has been rolled out. Around 300 way side amenities would be developed. Fifty seven of them have already constructed. Over eight crore tourists visited the state last year and considering this, facilities for tourists are being increased. Shri Patwa said that all would work together to make the state no one under the guidance of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.
Chairman State Tourism Development Corporation Shri Tapan Bhoumik said that today will be registered in the history, when house boat is being gifted to the state. Tourists from more than 40 countries are expected to take part in Jal Mahotsav including our country. Shri Bhoumik further mentioned that where there is a view of sea in Madhya Pradesh, it is in Hanuvantiya. Also, Hanuvantiya has crafted its place in the country and as well as abroad in one year period.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and the guests inaugurated the second Jal Mahotsav lighting the lamp at the beginning. An attractive presentation of Gangore dance was presented by Nimadi folk dancers. Guests were welcomed by the Chairman Shri Tapan Bhoumik and Secretary Tourism and M.D. Tourism Development Corporation Shri Hariranjan Rao. Shri Rao apprised about the important points of master plan of Hanuvantiya.
Member of board of directors of tourism development corporation Shri Rajesh Dongre, MLA Sushri Yogita and wife of the Chief Minister Smt. Sadhana Singh were present on the occasion. Shri Chouhan presented adventurous training certificate to 17 youths. He also released poem collection and CD of Shri Kamar Singh Chouhan focusing Jal Mahotsav Hanuvantiya.



CM Shri Chouhan Inaugurates Cultural Evening at Hanuvantiya
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 16, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated cultural evening by lighting the lamp at second 'Jal Mahotsav' at Hanuvantiya today.
The cultural evening was begun with praising of Punya Salila Maa Narmada. Narmadashtak (Namami Devi Narmade) recital was presented by Shivam Lok Kala Mandal.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh got themselves photographed with the artists on their request. The programme was organized at open air stage of Jal Mahotsav.
CM Shri Chouhan also inaugurated and inspected the exhibition 'M.P. me Aake dil hua Bachche Sa' focusing Madhya Pradesh tourism.
Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, MLA Shri Lokendra Singh Tomar, Chairman State Tourism Development Corporation Shri Tapan Bhoumik, M.D. Shri Hariranjan Rao, tourists and Art lovers were present on the occasion.



Roadmap to be Made to Strengthen Commercial Ties with Russia
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 15, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was called on by the Consulate General of the Russian Federation Shri Andry here today. Deliberations to strengthen commercial ties with Madhya Pradesh took place during the meeting.
CM Shri Chouhan was invited by Shri Andry to participate in the Petersburg International Economic Forum proposed to held in the first week of June next year. Shri Chouhan said that Russia is a natural friend of India. The political and cultural relations between India and Russia are strengthened under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Madhya Pradesh will contribute to strengthen historical cultural ties with Russia.
Extending gratitude for the invitation, Shri Chouhan said that participation of trade delegation will be considered. Moreover, a roadmap will be made to encourage trade and commerce between Madhya Pradesh and Russia.
Shri Andry said that Russia intents to increase trade relationships with Madhya Pradesh. Food Processing, Defence Production, Automation, Tourism, Agriculture Machinery Production and Fertilizers manufacturing sectors have been selected for this. These are sectors in which Madhya Pradesh and Russia together can strengthen trade relationships.
Moreover, Shri Andry informed about the concept of sister city and sister state between cities of Madhya Pradesh and Russian cities. Praising the concept, Shri Chouhan mentioned that this will give strength to the cultural relationships between the two countries. Furthermore, Shri Andry said that till date the Russian tourists were limited to the selected cities of India but now Madhya Pradesh has established its special image in the field of tourism. Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has global presence in the field of tourism.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is moving ahead speedily. It is leading in the economic growth rate and is moving forward with the remarkable agriculture growth rate of 20 percent.
Chief Secretary Shri B. P. Singh, Principal Secretary Industry Shri Mohammad Suleman, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S. K. Mishra and Officers were present on the occasion.



Yatra will be made Unique People's Movement of the World
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 15, 2016

Chief Minsiter Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that 'Namami Devi Narmade'-seva yatra will be made unique people's movement of the world. Narmada River is life line of the state. We all are emotionally attached with its water. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the large public gathering at gram panchayat Gadasarai of Dindori district today.
He held indiscriminate deforestation and release of cities' sewage water into the Narmada River responsible for decrease in water flow. Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Shri Omprakash Dhurve and MLA Shri Omkar Markam were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan said that we irrigate our lands with Narmada water to produce food grains. He mentioned that an action plan will be prepared to stop release of sewage water into Narmada. Moreover fruits plantation will be undertaken in the radius of one kilometer on both the banks of the river Narmada.
Shri Chouhan informed the villagers about the objectives of the seva yatra. He announced to provide Rs. 5 thousand each to kala-mandli which are participating in yatra. He also praised the folk dances of the local artists.
CM Shri Chouhan urged the farmers to undertake fruits plantation on both the banks of Narmada River. He informed that an assistance amount of Rs. 20 thousand per hectare for the period of three years will be given to the farmers.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that poojan kund and mukti dhams will be constructed on the banks of the river Narmada. Also, changing rooms for women will be constructed.
Furthermore, Shri Chouhan urged the villagers for their active participation to make healthy and addiction free society. He told the farmers to send their children regularly to the schools. Shri Chouhan also administered pledge to the villagers to fulfill the objectives of 'Namami Devi Narmade'-seva yatra.



CM Shri Chouhan Fulfilled his Promise
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 14, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has promised that Nikah of every daughter of poor of the state will be performed. Responsibility of marriage and nikah of all the nieces will be shouldered by the state government.
To fulfill his promise, Shri Chouhan reached Ujjain before nikah to bless Shaina daughter of Saleem and Hamina Bi. Moreover, Shri Chouhan directed the district Collector Shri Sanket Bhondwe that all the necessary arrangements should be made by the state government for nikah.
It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan had visited Ujjain to participate in the Kisan Maha Sammelan on December 10. Stopping his motorcade, he was requested by Salim a scrap vendor and his wife Hamina Bi that they are unable to perform marriage of their daughter as they are poor.
On hearing this, Shri Chouhan had assured them that the marriage of niece Shaina will be performed by him. Her marriage will be solemnised with revelry and he himself will bless her.
CM Shri Chouhan to fulfill his promise reached village Pandyakhedi of Ujjain district and blessed Shaina presenting bouquet today. Moreover, Shri Chouhan has assured the parents that they need not worry; the nikah of Shaina will be performed with all festivity. This affinity of Shri Chouhan has overwhelmed the parents.



Not Saplings, We have Planted Life
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 14, 2016

Plantation was undertaken by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, Mahamandaleshwar Swami Hariharan, Swami Akhileswaranand, Swami Sarveshvarnand, Swami Ambikanand (California Ashram), and villagers at Arandi Ashram situated at Narmada shore.
CM Shri Chouhan said that we have not planted saplings today but we have planted life. He further mentioned that trees give us life. We will have to come forward to plant saplings and to save trees.
Shri Chouhan said that once upon a time there was dense forest on the banks of River Narmada. Our selfishness has destroyed the forest on the banks of the river. Now water reduced in Narmada.
He further stated that plantation will be undertaken at large scale on both the banks of the River Narmada.
Beside Forest department the farmers, who have agriculture land on the banks of the river, will be encouraged for plantation. CM Shri Chouhan also undertook plantation on this occasion.



Mining will be Banned in Amarkantak
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 13, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that mining will be banned around the area of Amarkantak, the origin point of Maa Narmada. A letter will be sent to the Government of India in this regard. Narmada will be made pollution free by this and flow will become strong. Shri Chouhan was addressing the large public gathering at Karanjia of district Dindori under the Narmada Seva Yatra. Shri Yaseen Khan resident of Karanjia established a unique example by organising Bhandara for the participants of yatra.
CM Shri Chouhan reached Karanjia from Arandi Ashram with Narmada Seva Yatra. Shri Chouhan said that human beings have felled trees for their self interest, have excavated minerals by ripping apart Dharti Maa and have polluted it by releasing sewage water. Maa Narmada is the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh, which has given us water for irrigation and electricity. We all should cooperate fully to make it clean and to make it's flow strong. This yatra is set out to fulfill these objectives.
Shri Chouhan further mentioned that intensive plantation will be undertaken on empty forest land to make flow strong. Beside this an amount of Rs. 20 thousand per hectare till three years will be given to the farmers of both the banks for plantation on their lands and assistance amount i.e. 40 percent of the plantation cost will be given. Moreover, a grant of Rs. 12 thousand will be given to construct toilet in villages situated on the banks of the river. He urged the villagers not to put flowers, leaves and poojan material in the river. Also do not perform jal Samadhi. He said for this poojan kunds and mukti dham will be constructed at ghats. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state government is committed for respect to mothers, sisters and daughters. Hence, changing rooms will be built at ghats.
Furthermore, Shri Chouhan said that an amount of Rs. One lakh 20 thousand will be provided to the poor to construct pakka house. Also, land will be provided to those who are landless to construct house. He explained to leave addiction besides sending children to schools and equality between son and daughter. Shri Chouhan mentioned that nobody will face problems regarding education of their children and all possible support will be provided for this. Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Shri Omprakash Dhurve accorded welcome to the yatris and guests earlier. Local MLA Shri Omkar Singh gave a vote of thanks.
Parampoojya Sant Mahamandaleshwar Hariharanand and Poojya Sant Shri Rambhushan extended best wishes for the success of Yatra. Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industries Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak, Public Representatives and villagers in large numbers were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan proceeded from Arandi Ashram on the second day of Narmada Seva yatra. He walked 5 kilometers on foot with the yatra. The yatra was accorded welcome by the villagers with Kalash and Garlands besides geet-sangeet. People participating in the yatra were unable to hold themselves back from dancing on beating drums and sound of Shahnai. CM Shri Chouhan also played drums and danced with the villagers. Sub-yatras originated from the nearby places also joined the main yatra. Atmosphere became Narmadamay and was reverberated with the sound of Har -Har Narmade at the assembly of huge crowd. An enormous enthusiasm was seen towards the yatra in the entire area.
CM Shri Chouhan also addressed the villagers on the way at Kabir Chabootra, Jagatpur, Narigwara, Bonder and other villages. He also administered pledge to the villagers for plantation, construction of toilet, sanitation, environment protection and de-addiction.



Kabirs' Literature and Philosophy Ends Religious Pageantry
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 13, 2016

Solution of difficulties can be obtained easily, if world follows the path of Kabir, his Philosophy and Literature. Kabir Das has said "Chalti Chakki Dekh Ke Diya Kabira Roye-Mala Pherat Jug Bhaya Phira Na Man ka Pher, Kar Ka Man ka Daar De", this philosophy is the essence of entire life. I will make efforts to run government by adopting this essence in my life. CM Shri Chouhn said this at Sadguru Kabir Dharmdas Vanshavali Panch Shatabdi Mahotsav held at Tala of district Umaria. He further said that Literature and Philosophy ends religious pageantry. There is a need to engage ourselves in social services by following his path.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan mentioned that he used to study Kabir Das's literature since his childhood and have made efforts to cast it in his life. He said that Tala has become the center of faith for Kabir follwers.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that the main part of the birth place of Kabir, which comes under the revenue limit, will be dedicated to Kabir. Also, boundary wall, water tank and toilets will be constructed. Paying floral tribute at the feet of Kabir, Shir Chouhan prayed to always enlighten to enable to conduct public welfare works speedily.
Shri Chouhan welcomed Prakashmani Saheb and other guests came from various regions. Paying obeisance at the feet of Gurudev, Shri Chouhan ends his conversation with Saheb Bandagi Saheb. Prakashmani Saheb honoured Shri Chouhan presenting him Shawl, Shreephal and literature.
At the beginning Prakashmani Saheb on behalf of Kabir Panthis welcomed CM Shri Chouhan, Ministers, Public Representatives and devotees.
Chief of Kabir Panth Acharya Prakashmani sahib, Mahant Kanpur Guru Dayal Saheb, MP Shri GyanSingh, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industries Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak, Minister of State for general Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya, Chairman Minority and Backward Class Finance and Development Corporation Shri Pradeep Patel, MLA Sushri Meena Singh, President Janpad Panchayat Shri ram Kishore Chaturvedi, Shri Manish Singh, Shri Moujilal Chowdhary, Sushri Uma Mahobia, Shri Vishnu Bharti and kabir followers of Chhatisgarh, Gujarat, Rajashthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal and Madhya Pardesh were present on the occasion.



Narmada Seva Yatra Begins from Origin Point Amarkantak in Presence of Saints and People
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 12, 2016

Biggest public campaign of the world to conserve river and environment begun from the religious and ancient city Amarkantak today. The ambitious campaign in the form of 'Namami Devi Narmade' Narmada Seva Yatra was inaugurated performing Pooja -Archana and acclamation of Narmada river by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan from the origin of Narmada River Amarkantak in presence of Acharyas, Mahamandaleshwars, Saint-Mahatmas, Members of Cabinet and People in large numbers. Praising campaign all the Saints prayed for its success.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Maa Narmada is in difficulty today. Flow of the river has reduced because of deforestation. Maa Narmada has given us water, electricity, crops, fruits and vegetables etc. but we have polluted it and have given invitation to various diseases making the existence of life in danger. He further mentioned that there is a need to control ourselves and to repent for our sins. Moreover, now our sins can be rectified by plantation, bio-farming, sanitation and environment conservation.
Distinguished Presence of Sants-Mahatma
Those who were present in inaugural ceremony include Swami Akhileshwaranand Maharaj, Parampujya Sant Hariharanand, Parampujya Sant Pragya Bharti, Parampujya Sant Narmadanand, Gujrat's Home Minister Shri Pradeep Singh Jadeja, MP and President MP BJP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, State Forest Minister and incharge of yatra Shri Gaurishankar Shejwar, Minister for Industries and Mining Shri Rajendra Shukla, PWD Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Food and Civil Supply Minister Shri Om Prakash Dhurve, State Minister for GAD and Narmada Valley Development Shri Lalsingh Arya, Vice President duo of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Raghvendra Gautam and Shri Pradeep Pandey, Chairman Tribal Development and Finance Corporation Shri Shivraj Shah, Chairman Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Vice President of Nehru Yuva Kendra Shri Vishnudutt Sharma, Co-ordinator of Yatra Shri Jitendra Jamdar, MP Shri Gyan Singh, Shri Ajay Pratap Singh, Chairmen of several Commission, MLA's, Public representatives and people in large number.\
CM Shri Chouhan further mentioned that the religious city Amarkantak will be developed as the most beautiful religious place. Sewage plants at a cost of Rs. 15 crore 50 lakh will be installed to stop sewerage water flow in Narmada river. Moreover, pakka houses will be built for the poor living on the banks of river Narmada. Also proper shops will be constructed and the city will be rearranged.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that this 3334 kilometer yatra being organized with multi objectives will pass through both the banks of the river Narmada and will be completed in 144 days. During the yatra fruits tree plantation will be undertaken at one kilometer area on both the banks of Narmada besides awareness will be generated among people towards sanitation, bio farming, de addiction and environment conservation. This will be the effort for group pledge of society and the government. Shri Chouhan also administered pledge to the people present on the occasion in this regard. He said that works related to construction of clean toilets, sewage treatment plant arrangements at cities, poojan kund at ghats, Mukti dham and changing room for women will be carried out. Yatra will culminate on May 11, 2017 at Amarkantak .
CM Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani
Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani said that Maa Narmada is a life line of Gujarat also. He conveyed best wishes for yatra's success on behalf of Gujarat's people. He further mentioned that this campaign to conserve the piousness of Narmada will get success. We have been inspired to do the same in Gujarat also. Shri Rupani said that one end of Maa Narmada is Madhya Pradesh and the other is Gujarat. Water of Maa Narmada is being used for human development. He further mentioned that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has spread water of Maa Narmada till the border of the country.
Shri Bhaiyya Ji joshi
Sar Sahkaryavah of R.S.S. Shri Bhaiyya Ji Joshi said that civilization and culture of India has flourished on the banks of rivers. We are blessed to born on such a pious land where rivers are treated like mothers. Moreover, our culture says that perform pooja by perceiving Panchbhootas (Air,Water, Sky, Fire , Earth) as Gods because body is constructed from Panchbhootas. He further mentioned that rivers, trees and natural resources are for us and it is our prime duty to conserve them. Trees and water are not manufactured in any industry. He urged the people to undertake plantation.
Assembly Speaker Shri Sharma
Speaker Assembly Shri Sitasaran Sharma, praising the yatra said that this yatra will become useful for public welfare and progress of the state. Minister for forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar while informing the objectives of yatra said that yatra holds religious, social and scientific importance.
Swami Avdheshanand Giri
Mahamandaleshwar Parampoojya Shri Avdheshanand Giri said that water is important for human existence. Praising the yatra undertaken to conserve Narmada, he said that drinking water quantity has reduced which may lead to war in future. Plantation is the only ultimate solution to conserve Maa Narmada and to make it pious. He mentioned that several saints will take part in plantation during yatra. He prayed for the success of Yatra.
Parampoojya Saint Mahamandleshwar Shri Sukhdevanand said that human beings become pious by drinking water from Ganga Maa, taking bath in Yamuna and Darshan of Maa Narmada. Maa Narmada is the only river in the world where parikrama is held. He praised the Chief Minister for participating in yatra and prayed for welfare of all.
Parampoojya Saint Mahamandaleshwar Shri Kalyandas said that new history is being written at the pious bank of Maa Narmada. He expressed the trust that this yatra will bring prosperity and happiness to the state.
Parampoojya Saint Mahamandaleshwar Shri Chidanand said that the day the ruler starts to think himself as sevak, it pave way for the welfare of the state. He praised the personality and accomplishments of CM Shri Chouhan. He mentioned that this is the time to come forward for conservation of rivers. A message of human rights was given by the rivers at first. Now we should speak about the rights of the rivers. He urged the people to undertake plantations along the banks of the River Narmada.
Parampoojya Saint Shri Vivek narrating a story said that civilization and culture of India has developed on the banks of rivers. This yatra is re established glory of India. People are responsible for river conservation. Awareness among the people will be created through this yatra. Parampoojya Sant Dadda Ji praising the yatra informed about the importance of trees for conservation and piousness of river Narmada. He urged all the people to undertake plantation.
Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Shri Rajendra Singh said that deliberations were made during Kumbhs over piousness, environment sanitation and social issues. This effort made in the form of yatra will serve as bridge between spirituality and society. He mentioned that it is the responsibility of the society to develop greenery and not to release sewage in the river. Sants have role to link State and Society.
At the beginning Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed pooja-archana of Maa Narmada and offered Chunri in presence of Acharyas, Mahamandaleshwars and Sants at the origin point of Naramada River at Amarkantak. After the address of Sant-Mahatmas and guests, Shri Chouhan received flag from Sant Community and proceeded for Narmada Seva Yatra. Vote of Thanks was given by Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industries Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak. Atmosphere was filled with devotion and enthusiasm on this occasion.



Leave Tendency to Release Sewage in Narmada to make it Pollution Free
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 12, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said we will have to leave tendency to release sewage in the Narmada River to make it free from pollution at the Choupal held at the first halt during the Narmada Seva Yatra. Do not perform Jal Samadhi and do not put pooja material to save Narmada from pollution.
Addressing the public gathering, Shri Chouhan said that this yatra is inspired by watching the reducing flow of Narmada River at Dindori. Informing about the pious objectives of the yatra, Shri Chouhan mentioned that the plantation will be carried out till one thousand kilometer on both the banks of River Narmada. Farmers will prosper and prosperity in environment and water conservation will come. Saplings will be prepared as per the suggestions of the farmers and plantation will be carried out during rainy season. Also Rs. 12 thousand will be sanctioned to construct toilet at each house on the banks of the River Narmada.
Sewage water of cities after treatment will be released in the river. Narmada Seva Committee will be formed at each village. Beside this, mukti dhams and changing rooms for women will be constructed. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that addiction is root cause of destruction. Hence, the de-addiction message will be given during the yatra.
CM Shri urging all the section of the society to join yatra said that public should participate in this. He will also join yatra once in a week. He hoped that cooperation of all will make this yatra unique in the world.
Swami Akhileshwaranand, Sadhvi Pragya Bharti, MP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan also expressed their views in the programme.
Citizens also gave their suggestions in the choupal and geet-sangeet progarmme was held. Earlier, aarti of Maa Narmada was performed by Shri Chouhan. Also geet -sangeet was presented by Bhajan mandlis on this occasion.
Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Minister for food and Consumer Protection Shri Om Prakash Dhurve, Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Industries Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak, MLAs Shri Omkar Singh Markam, Shri Ramlal Routel, Public Representatives and villagers were present on the occasion. Yatra will proceed further on Monday and CM Shri Chouhan will join yatra till Karanjia



Country's Biggest and First Ever Crop Insurance Claim Distribution
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 10, 2016

Biggest and first ever crop insurance claim distribution programme of Indian history will take place on December 10. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the programme to distribute crop insurance claim worth Rs. 4416 crore to 20 lakh 46 thousand farmers of the state from Ujjain district.
It may be highlighted that Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country where such a big crop insurance claim will be distributed among the farmers. It is also a coincidence that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had announced Prime Minister Crop Insurance scheme at Sherpur of district Sehore during the Farmers' Grand Convention held on February 18, 2016.
This has become possible due to the sensitivity towards the farmers, effective implementation of the crop insurance scheme and promptness of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.
Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gourishankar Bisen informed that farmers who lost Kharif Crop in the year 2015 due to natural calamities are being benefited under the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme first in the country. He further informed that the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan had distributed Rs. 4600 crore relief amount against the loss to Kharif Crop 2015 earlier from the disaster fund. Therefore farmers will receive over Rs. 9 thousand crore compensation amount against their losses.
Beside this, Madhya Pradesh was the second state of the country which had distributed huge amount of Rs. 2187 crore to 14 lakh farmers against the damage to Kharif Crop-2013.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was with the farmers during the natural calamity of 2015. He not only toured 36 districts of the state but inspected the damage, consoled the farmers and now he has fulfilled his commitment.
Moreover Shri Bisen informed that the crop insurance claim distribution will take place in all the 51 districts of the state with the beginning of crop insurance claim distribution by the Chief Minister at Ujjain. Camps will be held at all Tahsils. Beside letter of the Chief Minister, certificate of insurance claim amount will be provided to the farmers in the camps.
If any beneficiary could not attend the programme than revenue officer will himself handover the certificate visiting his home. Moreover the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will present a roadmap to the farmers to double the agriculture income during the programme at Ujjain.
All the District Collectors will inform about the roadmap in the districts. Furthermore, approval letters for agriculture equipments like sprinklers, drip set, seed cum fertilizer drill, seed under the Annapurna Scheme, keys of tractors etc. will be provided to the beneficiaries during the programme. Also information regarding new agriculture techniques and crop insurance will be provided to the farmers.
Shri Bisen informed that under the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme, claim amount mainly of over Rs. 400 crore at Sehore and Dewas, Rs. 300 crore at Ujjain and Vidisha, Rs. 200 crore at Rajgarh, Sagar, Hoshangabad, Shajapur, Mandsaur and Rs. 100 crore at Raisen, Harda, Agar-Malwa, Narsinghpur, Neemuch, Betul and Indore will be distributed. Forty lakh farmers including 4 lakh farmers who have not obtained loans were linked to the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme in the state.
Direct Telecast
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan's address on the occasion of the inaugural programme of the biggest and first ever crop insurance claim distribution of Indian history will be telecasted directly at all the district level conventions and in gram panchayats. Directives have already been issued to all the district collectors for necessary arrangements.



CM Shri Chouhan Attends Marriage of Martyr's Daughter
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 10, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended marriage of daughter Sonia of the Martyr late Shri Ramashankar Yadav.
Shri Chouhan handed over the appointment letter for the post of Assistant Grade -3 to Sonia on the occasion.
He also welcomed the Baraat. It may be mentioned that Martyr late Shri Yadav lost his life while preventing the jail escape by the SIMI under trial.
CM Shri Chouhan gave blessings to the bride and groom, presented them gifts and prayed for their happy married life. He was present their all along the marriage rituals. Shri Chouhan said that Sonia is a daughter of Madhya Pradesh. Efforts have made that no scarcity comes in the way of the marriage.
Moreover, if any police personnel lay his life performing duty, his/her daughter will be the daughter of the state and her marriage will be solemnized by the government and society.
He conveyed greetings to both the families. Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang was present on the occasion.



Crop Insurance Sum of Rs. 576 Crore will be deposited in Bank Accounts of Vidisha's Farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 9, 2016

Decision of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to ban currency notes to eliminate terrorism, black money and corruption is a historical decision. There is no need for worry for the honest people. Their hard earned money is being exchanged. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said this during the bhoomi -poojan and dedication programme worth Rs. 234.59 crore organized at Vidisha today.
CM Shri Chouhan said that counterfeit notes were being sent by our neighboring country in large numbers. This situation was lethal for our country's economy. Shri Chouhan appealed to the citizens to adopt cashless economy.
Shri Chouhan informed that a sum of Rs. 576 crore is being deposited in the bank accounts of over One lakh farmers of Vidisha district. This sum is being paid towards the damage to soyabean crop. He further said that the state government is committed for the welfare of poor of urban areas besides farmers. Wheat and rice at the rate of Re. One per k.g. are being provided to the poor families of urban areas. Work to provide land to the houseless families for construction of house and to provide house is being carried out in a planned manner.
CM Shri Chouhan further informed that smart phone is being included in the gifts provided by the state government to the newly wed couples under the Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna. This arrangement is being made to facilitate newlywed couples to purchase items through smart phone adopting cashless transactions. He directed the officials to organise at least one community marriage programme in each assembly constituency of Vidisha district. Shri Chouhan also administered oath of 'Swachcha Vidisha- Apna Vidisha' to the gathering present on the occasion.
Study Hard, Government will Support
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke to the students attending free coaching at Baraipura High School during his Vidisha tour. He told the students to study with devotion and the state government will support them. While boosting their morals, Shri Chouhan said that they should bring laurel to Vidisha by getting selected in various competitions. Shri Chouhan praised the unique initiative taken by the Nagarpalika and district administration for free coaching.
It may be mentioned that the students are being prepared for various competitive examinations by the subject experts. Around 1500 children are being prepared for various competitive examinations. Several students have achieved success since last one year.
Took Selfie
Several girl students took selfie with the CM Shri Chouhan as he reached the coaching class. Ku. Rina Kushwaha got herself photographed standing on bench with Shri Chouhan.
Minister of State for Horticulture (Independent Charge) Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Jila Panchayat President Shri Toran Singh Dangi, Nagarpalika Chairman Shri Mukesh Tandon, MLA Shri Kalyan Singh Thakur, MLA Shri Veer Singh Pawar and Public Representatives were present on the occasion.



Remarkable Decrease of 15 Percent in School Drop Out Rate in State
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 9, 2016

Quality in school education has always in the top priority of the State government. For this special efforts have been undertaken during the last 11 years in the state.
'School Chale Hum' campaign is being conducted every year in order to ensure admission of every child in the school. Campaign has been given the wide form of movement. Cooperation of public representatives, social activists, media organisations and people under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan were connected to the campaign. Almost 75 thousand motivators were linked to the campaign to encourage people. The effectiveness of the campaign has impacted school Drop Out rate tremendously.
School drop out rate at primary level was 21.4 percent in the year 2005 which has come down to 6.1 percent in the year 2015-16. Also decrease has been registered in the school drop out rate at middle level. The school drop out rate was 21.5 percent in the year 2005 which has come down to 9.5 percent in the year 2015-16.
As per the fixed guidelines, school facility has been ensured in all the settlements of the state. Notification has been issued for primary and middle schools under the Right to Education Act. Moreover, 17 thousand 851 primary schools have been upgraded to middle schools under the Sarva-Shiksha Campaign. Also 53 thousand 553 post of teachers have been sanctioned for this. There were 18 thousand 801 middle schools in the year 2003 which has now gone up to 30 thousand 341 in the year 2016.
Under the Sarva-Shiksha campaign the 27 thousand 910 satellite schools have been upgraded to primary schools and for this 55 thousand 820 posts of teachers have been approved. There were 55 thousand 980 primary schools in the state in the year 2003 which has grown to 83 thousand 890 in the year 2016.
Furthermore, under the Sarva-shiksha campaign, construction work of 1 lakh 26 thousand 816 additional rooms, 26 thousand 992 primary schools buildings, 12 thousand 460 head master rooms and 18 thousand 644 drinking water facilities have been undertaken. Free books have been provided for class 1 to 12 students of all the government schools under the Free course books scheme of the school education department. Almost 11 crore students were provided with free books during last 11 years.
Moreover basic teachers' training was imparted to the teachers teaching class 1 and 2 in order to bring quality in the education. Beside this 3,052 schools were linked to the Head Start programme related to computer literacy. Also smart class arrangements were made in 1455 middle schools under the technical guidance of Information and Technology Department.



Study Well, Play A lot
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 8, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged students and players to bring laurel to the state in sports beside studies. Shri Chouhan mentioned that fee for poor talented children to pursue studies at premium institutes will be borne by the state government. Also, employment will be given in the government sector if they receive Vikram Award.
CM Shri Chouhan was inaugurating the state level Mukhkyamantri Cup-2016 at T.T. Nagar stadium here today. It may be mentioned that Mukhyamantri Cup has been organized since last year.
This is the second Mukhyamantri Cup being held from today. A total of 1200 Boys and Girls are participating in the competition. Kabaddi, Volleyball, Athletics, Wrestling, Football and Karate competition of Boys and Girls are being held.
A cash reward of Rs. One lakh, Rs. 75 thousand and Rs. 50 thousand is given to the team of Boys and Girls on achieving first, second and third position respectively in team events. Similarly in individual games, winners are honoured with a cash reward of Rs. 10 thousand, Rs. 7 thousand and Rs. 5 thousand.
CM Shri Chouhan extended best wishes to the participants for their bright future. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the sportspersons of the state have potential and perseverance, they can win Olympic medals. Only devotion and hard work is required. He further said that after the Mukhyamantri Cup, MLA Cup will also be organized.
Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia said that the Mukhyamantri Cup has brought sports talent of the rural areas in limelight. She mentioned that many international players have emerged from the sports academies of the state and they have brought glory to the state.
Smt. Scindia informed that division level competitions of selected teams were organized to enable winners to participate in the State level Mukhyamantri Cup.
CM Shri Chouhan took salute of the march- past of the division wise players. Secretary Sports Shri Sachin Sinha, Director Sports Shri Upendra Jain and Sports admirers were present on the occasion.



Campaign to be launched to promote cashless transaction in all districts
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 8, 2016

A campaign will be launched in all districts to promote cashless transaction in the state. Public awareness campaign will be launched in all districts for this. This is only measure to abolish economy of black money. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan issued instructions to all district collectors through video conference today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that people will be imparted training and made aware of cashless transaction in the campaign. Necessary arrangements will be made for public awareness, training and cashless transaction.
He said that collectors will lead the campaign in their district concerned. Tax base will be increased because of it and irregularities will be removed. Madhya Pradesh will be a leading state in the campaign launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Target should be set with starting the work. Students will be made master trainers in the campaign.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that traders, emploeyees-officers and common public should be imparted training for cashless transaction. District administration will hold camp to distribute RuPay cards to Jan Dhan scheme account holders. Presence of Panch-Sarpanch should be ensured in camps. Camps will be held for opening of bank accounts of labour of non-organised sector and provide them RuPay cards. Training camps will be organised for traders and farmers in mandis. All government payments will be made online. Campaign will be launched to install PoS machines in shops of traders. Awareness campaign should be launched regarding payment through mobile.
Monitor availability of cash in all ATMs. PoS machines should be introduced at fair price shops, shop of seeds and fertilizers and medical stores. PoS machines should be installed for payment of school fee, wage payment to labourers and payment of fee for services to be provided by state government, at religious places and tourist spots. All officers make their subordinates undergo training. Take benefit from promotion scheme of NITI Ayog. Ten best districts will be awarded for performing excellent to promote cashless transaction by Ayog.
During the video conference, information was given about preparations for promoting cashless transaction by reserve bank and State level bankers coordinating committee. It was informed that 40-50 lakh debit -RuPay cards will be distributed next month by banks.
Pre-paid cards are available in enough number in banks for non-organised sector. Information was also given about works done for cashless transaction in Sagar, Bhopal, Indore and Shivpuri districts. Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh and senior administrative officers were present during the meeting.
Rs 4400 crore of crop insurance for farmers
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Rs 4400 crore would be deposited in farmers' bank account on December 10. All districts organise programme for this. State level programme will be held in Ujjain. He said programme should be organised in systematic manner. It was informed that Chief Minister's address to be given in state level programme will be broadcast directly on December 10 at 1.15 pm in all districts.
Sanction letter of crop insurance amount and agriculture equipment will be distributed in the programme. Information about Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme, new technology for agriculture and roadmap for doubling agriculture income will be given there.



Madhya Pradesh is First in Country to Have Two Electronics Clusters
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 7, 2016

Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country which has been given approval by the union Government for establishment of two electronics manufacturing clusters in Gwalior and Jabalpur. Infrastructure development works are being carried out speedily for these clusters.
Separate company 'Bhopal Electronics Manufacturing Cluster Park Ltd.' has been set up for proper management of this project. Five acres land has already been allotted for this cluster. This sector will generate around 50 thousand employment opportunities.
I.T. Park
I.T. parks are already functioning in Pardeshipura-Indore and at Gwalior. Three fourth structure development works have been completed in the first phase at Sinhasa I.T. Park-Indore, Badwai I.T. Park-Bhopal and at Purwa-Jabalpur. Moreover, land has been allotted to 14 units in Indore, 25 units in Bhopal and to 4 units in Jabalpur.
State Wide Area Network (SWAN)
State Wide Area Network (SWAN) has been installed as per the guidelines of the Union Government. Four Hundred Points of Presence (POP) centers are being established in the state with the cooperation of the Union Government. Till Date 380 POP centers have been established. Besides this POP centers have been established in 20 out of 40 new tahsils.
State Data Center
State Data Center is operational at Bhopal since 2013 to facilitate distribution of digital material available with all the departments and agencies regularly 24 hours through out 365 days.
Keeping in view the transparency and convenience in government tender procedure, e-tendering process is being followed to issue tenders by the offices of the state government since 2006. E-Portal is being used for all the government departments and organizations. All the tenders in the government departments are entertained online only.
At present, government services in total transparent and convenient manner are being provided by various government departments through 21 thousand 553 M.P. Online Kiosks. These public services are being provided online to the citizens to their nearest places.
I.T./E-Governance Training
E-Competent Centers have been established at all the 51 districts of the state for e-governance of officers/employees and enrichment of I.T. competency. Around 85 thousand officers/employees were imparted training related to I.T./E-governance till September this year.
Under the Virtual Class Room Project, students are being taught by the excellent subject experts in 413 centers through video conferencing facility. Over 40 lakh students were benefitted by 2 thousand lectures since the beginning of this project till September this year.
G.I.S.
Work related to develop single G.I.S. repository of all the government departments is going on. Ninety four percent work of integrated G.I.S. data of Khasra and Maps has been completed. Moreover, G.I.S. Data obtained from Forest, School Education, Urban Development and Housing departments have been compiled in the single repository. Also, after developing web services to facilitate sharing among the users, this data has been uploaded at the portal. A total of 154 public services are being provided through M.P. Online platform.



PR Minister Dr. Mishra Expresses Grief
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 7, 2016

Minister for Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra has expressed grief over the demise of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Sushri J. Jayalilatha.
Dr. Mishra said that Late Sushri Jayalalitha has paid special attention towards the public welfare.
Her death is an irreparable loss. Late Sushri Jayalalitha has also given important contribution towards the South Indian and Hindi Cinema as an actress.
Dr. Mishra prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family as well as to her fans to bear this loss.



Government Committed for Education, Medicines and Employment beside Roti, Kapda and Makaan
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 6, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government is committed to provide Roti, Kapda and Makaan beside education, medicines and employment. Nobody can stop the government to achieve this commitment.
Harda has changed during the last 11 years and Madhya Pradesh has changed too. People's development is our dream. We are the people who believe in Integral Humanism, the philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
CM Shri Chouhan made announcement regarding new pipeline under potable water scheme worth Rs. 22 crore, filter plant and construction of stop dam at Ajnal River for Harda. Moreover, he announced to provide Rs. 31 crore 50 lakh under the Mukhyamantri Infrastructure development from special fund.
Shri Chouhan said that nobody will be left without land in Madhya Pradesh. Law will be enacted in the next budget session. In case of land shortage, multi storey buildings will be constructed. Plots will be given and Rs. One lakh 20 thousand will be provided for construction beside Rs. 12 thousand for toilet construction. Also MNREGA remuneration will be paid if construction is undertaken by the beneficiary himself.
He further said that the houses should be constructed keeping quality in mind. Shri Chouhan further said that the expenses towards fee will be borne by the government for talented students of any category to pursue studies at Medical, engineering and I.I.Ts. Medical treatment expenses of poor upto 2 lakh will be borne by the government. He urged the people to participate in 'Namami Devi Narmade' Narmada Seva Yatra with enthusiasm.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan announced to give Rs. 5 crore for development of new villages included in the Harda Municipality and gave approval for construction of culvert at Timran river.
MPs Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Smt. Jyoti Dhurve beside Minister in charge of district Shri Lal Singh Arya, MLA Shri Sanjay Shah, Former Revenue Minister Shri Kamal Patel, Public Representatives and citizens were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan also benefited the beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar Yojna, Arthik Kalyan, Ujjawala, Shramik Kalyan, Prasooti Sahayta, Chhatravratti Sahayta, Ladli Laxmi, Pradhan Mantri Awas and Mukhyamantri Awas scheme.
Foundation Stone laying and Dedication
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid foundation stone and dedicated works worth Rs. 171 crore 95 lakh 15 thousand.



Burhanpur, Khaknar and Nepanagar Will be Made Number One in Development
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 6, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Burhanpur, Khaknar and Nepanagar area will be made number one in the field of agriculture and infrastructure development.
Sanctions will be given for the schemes related to these areas. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the convention held to express gratitude at Khaknar of Burhanpur district today.
Newly elcted MLA Sushri Manju Dadu and Mayor Burhanpur Municipal Corporation Shri Anil Bhonsle were present on the occasion. Shri Chouhan expressed gratitude towards the voters of the area to elect Sushri Manju Dadu from the Nepanagar Assembly constituency.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Khaknar area will be made pollution free. Not a single poor of the district will be left houseless in the next four-five years. Residential pattas will be allotted to all the landless families. Law will be enacted for this during vidhansabha session. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that the state government is working keeping in mind the Integral Humanity ideology of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Further, Deendayal Rasoi will be established to provide full meal to the poor at the rate of Rs. 5. He administered pledge to the people for construction of toilet at each house, plantations around houses and to send children to schools beside making society addiction free by raising hands.
Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis said that Bhavsa Medium Irrigation Scheme worth Rs. 130 crore in Burhanpur area will be approved shortly. Member of Parliament Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan urged the Chief Minister to undertake foundation stone laying ceremony of the approved irrigation scheme worth Rs. 840 crore at Chhaigaonmakhan in the month of December itself.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed financial assistance cheques to the beneficiaries of various welfare schemes. Moreover, Shri Chouhan handed over the financial assistance cheque to Nupur Agarwal for establishing Cotton Trading under Standup Programme. Also, Residential Pattas, Soil Health Cards were distributed to the beneficiaries. CM Shri Chouhan deliberated with the students of tribal girls' hostel and enquired about their problems.
Cashless Transactions at Burhanpur Nagar Nigam
Arrangement at Municipal Corporation is being made for cashless transactions for the convenience of the citizens in the present era of demonetization. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave Mobile Point of Sale Machine to the Municipal Corporation Burhanpur today. Cashless transactions will be conducted by this machine with tax payers and citizens by the employees of the Corporation.



Youths of M.P. Are Becoming Employment Oriented
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 5, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed financial assistance cheques and material to various beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Rozgar, Mukhyamantri Annapurna, Ujjawala yojna and agriculture schemes implemented to double the farmers' income at Beneficiaries Training on Public Welfare Scheme Programme held at Jamboori Maidan here today.
Short films based on public welfare schemes were also showcased in the presence of several Ministers, Public Representative and beneficiaries present in large number on the occasion.
Detail information regarding remarkable success achieved during the last 11 years were given to the beneficiaries through films on various welfare schemes like Yuva Udhyami, Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar and economic welfare etc.
Moreover, cheques of loan amount were given to the beneficiaries Sushri Nitika Tripathi, Shri Sunil Ahirwar, Shri Sunil Parate, Shri Rakshpal Singh, Shri Durgesh Dhurve and to Shri Sanjay Singh by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan to establish their own industry under the Mukhyamantri Udhmi Yojna.
CM Shri Chouhan informed that bank loan is provided for project worth Rs. 10 lakh to One crore to establish industry under this scheme. Benefit of Loan guarantee fund charges subsidy and training is provided by the state government. Moreover, bank loan is provided on project worth Rs. 20 thousand to 10 lakh under the Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar yojna.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that youth of the state are becoming employment oriented deriving benefits of various schemes. He presented cheques of loan amount to youth beneficiaries Shri Akshay, Sushri Mamta Devi, Shri Aman, Shri Amir Khan and to Shri Virendra Thakur under the Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar yojna.
After the short film focusing Mukhyamantri Annapurna yojna, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan presented forms for Antodaya Anna Scheme to the beneficiaries Shri Saeed, Sushri Gayatri Choubey, Shri Suresh Sahu and others. It is informed during the film that food security is being provided under the scheme to the members of 5 crore 43 lakh BPL and Antodaya families. Wheat at the rate of Re. 1 per k.g., rice and iodised salt is being provided.
Moreover, 35 k.g. food grains per month to each family under the Antodaya Anna yojna and 5 k.g. food grain per month to each member of prioritised families are being distributed. CM Shri Chouhan asked the beneficiaries present in the programme that whether it it is necessary to provide wheat, rice and salt at he rate of Re. One per k.g. to the poor families, the answer was yes it is necessary from the public.
Under the Pradhanmantri Ujjawala Yojna begun at the initiative of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, free gas connections and kits are being provided to the poor to get rid of the smoke. It is informed through film on Ujjawala yojna that free gas connections will be provided to 72 lakh families of the state during the next three years. Free gas connections to 13 lakh 50 thousand facilities have been provided during last five months. Madhya Pradesh is on second position in the country for implementing
Ujjawala Scheme. CM Shri Chouhan presented free gas connections and kit to the beneficiaries Smt. Lalubai, Smt. Rinabai, Smt. Kalabai, Smt. Radhabai and Smt. Pritibai on the occasion. Shri Chouhan told that this arrangement has been made for the women of poor families to get rid of smoke pollution.
Agriculture Schemes
Moreover, after the film focusing agriculture schemes to double the farmers' income, CM Shri Chouhan handed over cheques of various schemes like Balram Talab, Surajdhara, Mukhyamantri Sthai Krishi Pump Connection and various other agriculture schemes to the beneficiaries. It is informed during the film that remarkable increase of 98 percent has been registered in the agriculture production.
Agriculture production has gone up to 4 crore 23 lakh matric tonne in the year 2015-16 in comparison to 2 crore 14 lakh matric tonne agriculture production in the year 2004-05. On this achievement, Shri Chouhan urged the beneficiaries to give a loud applause for the farmers.



Residential Patta to Each Poor Family, Law will be Enacted
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 5, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that every poor family will be given residential plot and law will be enacted for this. In order to ensure subsidized meals for the poor, an initiative - Deendayal Rasoi will be taken in select cities. The daughters getting married under Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana will be given smart phone. The trading community will not be charged any tax on purchasing PoS machines in order to encourage cashless transactions.
Shri Chouhan informed this to the prospective beneficiaries of welfare schemes at a massive training programme organized for them at Jamboori Maidan here today.
Speaker Dr. Sitasharan Sharma, Union Minister of State for Health Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, MP and BJP President Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan and cabinet members and beneficiaries in a large number were present.
The Chief Minister said the people are supreme for the state government. A number of welfare schemes by Central and State Governments have been launched for the poor. They must be given training and orientation for drawing optimum benefits.
He said that the India is fastidiously marching ahead under the ablest leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The State Government believes in the philosophy of Integral Humanism. He said that the poor have equal right over the resources. He termed black money and corruption as the major cause of chasm between the rich and the poor. Supporting Shri Modi's decision, Shri Chouhan said that this hard decision will end black money, terrorism and corruption. The entire nation stands with his decision.
Promoting cashless transactions
The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh is heading towards cashless economy. This is the best way to end black money. He said that trading community and general people will be given requisite training. This will check tax evasion and money for development. He said that the farmers will be given Rs. 4, 400 crore under the crop insurance scheme. Poor families will be surveyed for giving residential plots. They will also be provided financial assistance for building their own houses.
Rs. 2 lakh for medical assistance to poor
The Chief Minister said that the poor will be given medical assistance of upto Rs 2 lakh. Every year seven lakh youth will be given employment training and financial assistance.
He said that the concerning construction agencies will have to build housing units for the workers. More shrines will be added to the list of Chief Minister Tirthdarshan Yojana namely Ganga Sagar, Kamakhya, Girnar ji, , Patna Sahib shrine. He said that 63 Mandis will be linked to the National Agricultural Produce Mandi. In case of death of farmers while performing agriculture activities, they will be given Rs 4 lakh as economic assistance.
The potential beneficiaries were given training for getting benefits of all major schemes. Detailed presentations were given on each scheme. Five beneficiaries each were given benefits by the Chief Minister.
He launched a video - 11 years of service to people. He also released a guidebook on Prime Minister Rural Housing Scheme and launched Lalima Abhiyan to address anemia among children and mothers.
Renowned playback singer Alka Yagnik gave musical presentations. In charge of Bhopal district Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava gave vote of thank.



Service in police not a profession, its mission
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 3, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that job in police is not profession. It is a mission. Police have responsibility of providing security to public of the country and state.
Top priority should be given to law and order. Gentlemen should be dealt with soft attitude and strong stand should be taken against criminals. Shri Chouhan was talking with Indian Police Service Officers of 2013-14 batch today at Mantralaya.
Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Additional Director General (Intelligence) Shri Rajiv Tandon and Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Minister Shri Adarsh Katiyar were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the state police have glorious history. Whatever task it was given, was accomplished successfully by the state police. No listed dacoit gang is in the state now. Naxalism is under control and network of SIMI has been destroyed.
He said police should have live contact with public and public representatives. Efforts should be made for rigorous and fast punishment to accused in crimes related to women. Strict vigilance should be maintained over anti-social elements.
Shri Chouhan said there should be feeling of safety in common people and fear in criminals. For this, police should be seen in the field and quick response is necessary. Dial-100 scheme yielded a good result in this regard.
Now, efforts should be made to make it better. Drive should be launched against goons, betting people and mafia. Impression of working should be such that people can recall them.



Speaker Loksabha, Union Ministers and MPs from State Honours CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 3, 2016

Loksabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan honoured CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presenting him Shawl and Shreephal on completing 11 years as Chief Minister of the state.
Union Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gahlot, Union Minister for Human Resources Development Shri Praksah Javadekar,
Union Minister of State for Forest and Environment (Independent Charge) Shri Anil Madhav Dave and Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste were present on the occasion. Moreover in the honour programme organised at the residence of Chief Whip Loksabha and Coordinator of Madhya Pradesh Parliamentary Cell Shri Rakesh Singh, Organisation General Secretary Shri Ramlal, State Incharge Shri Vinay Sahastrabuddhe, MP and State President BJP Shri Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan, Organisation General Secretary Shri Suhas Bhagat and Vice President Shri Vijesh Lunavat were present.
Loksabha Speaker, Union Minister and Members of the Parliament from the state congratulated CM Shri Chouhan for benefiting people of the state by various welfare schemes being conducted in the state.



Narmada Seva Yatra will give Message of River Conservation to the World
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 2, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that 144 days 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra will give a message for river conservation to the entire world. It will be a unique campaign to generate awareness among the people towards environment.
CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the state level organising committee meeting of 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra-2016 held to finalise the action plan for the Yatra at Administration Academy here today. Ministers Incharge of 16 districts related to the yatra, MPs. MLAs, Commissioners, Collectors were present in the meeting. It may be mentioned that the Narmada Seva Yatra will begin from Amarkantak on December 11. The Yatra will culminate at Amarkantak on May 11.
On the same day a convention of Narmada Seva committees will be held. CM Shri Chouhan gave final shape to the action plan prepared for the Yatra for its success. Time and date of arrival and beginning of yatra at all the districts have been fixed. This yatra will cover a total distance of 3344 kilometer including 1909 kilometer yatra on foot. Moreover, this yatra will pass through 51 block headquarters and 1104 majras and tolas.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Narmada gives life to the people, hence citizens are responsible to perform their duties. He urged the people to link themselves with this yatra with self inspiration to save Narmada River.
He further said that this should be the campaign of all the society. Sants, social Activists, Environmentalists, Non Government Organisations, Religious and Cultural Organisations should link themselves to the yatra to make it a people's movement.
Shri Chouhan said that Narmada gets water from hills and trees. Hence, plantation will be carried out at wide scale on the banks of Narmada River. Farmers will be encouraged for fruits plantation and economic assistance will be provided continuously for three years till trees bear fruits.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that the water treatment plants will be installed to treat sewage water released from the cities and to stop the sewage water released into the river.
Deliberation on reasons over increase in pollution in the villages situated on the banks of Narmada will also be made. Ghats will be cleaned and new ghats will be constructed.
Dialogues will be held with public on subjects of environmental importance during the yatra. Twenty places have been fixed for this.
Furthermore, CM Shri Chouhan gave directives to form block head quarter and village -panchayat level Narmada Seva Committees at the earliest. He mentioned that these committees formed under the Societies Act will conduct ground activities. Deliberating on sub-yatras, Shri Chouhan said that their structure can be big or small.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that special medical arrangements should be made for yatris. Study the yatra route in advance. Only photographs of Narmada Maiyya should be garlanded during the yatra. There will be total ban on use of plastic and thermacol items.
Places will be identified to construct Mukti dhams and tradition to let out corpses in Narmada River should be stopped. Swami Akhileshwaranand said that Sant community will take part in yatra in large numbers. Members of the committee gave suggestions to make yatra more effective and successful on the occasion.
Chairman of Organising Committee and Minister for Forest Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Chief Secretary Shri B. P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Planning Shri Deepak Khandekar and Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval were present in the meeting.



CM Shri Chouhan Participated in Rally
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 2, 2016

On the occasion of World AIDS day, a big rally was organized from Jaiprakash Hospital by the AIDS Prevention and Control Unit here today. Message of awareness towards AIDS were given during the rally. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan leaving his motorcade in the middle of his ride participated in the rally.
He walked with the rally holding message placard for prevention of AIDS to encourage people. Shri Chouhan said that prevention is the cure for AIDS. People should apprise themselves and make others aware about the AIDS.
The rally was flagged off by the Corporator Smt. Saroj Jain and the Joint Director Dr. U.C. Yadav.
Chief Medical and Health Officer Bhopal Dr. Veena Sinha, Deputy Director State AIDS Control Committee Shri Prashant Malaiyya and Dr. N.U. Khan were present on the occasion.
Dr. Veena Sinha informed that the rallies were also organized from Community Center Berasia T.B. Dispensary, Civil Hospital Bairagarh and Katju Hospital on the occasion of World AIDS Day.
Moreover, workshops on AIDS and blood donation camps were organised to generate awareness among the people.



Financial Assistance of Rs. One lakh 20 Thousand for Construction of House
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 1, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a person born in Madhya Pradesh will not be houseless. The state government will enact law for this in the next assembly session.
Shri Chouhan informed that the state government will provide financial assistance of Rs. One lakh 20 thousand for house construction. A separate financial assistance of Rs. 12 thousand will be given for construction of toilet. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the large public gathering at Shahdol today.
Minister for Scheduled Castes and Tribe Welfare Shri Gyan Singh, Minister for Commerce and Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla, Minister for Home Shri Bhupendra Singh, Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh and Minister of State Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak were present in the programme.
CM Shri Chouhan said that the law will be enacted in the year 2017 to provide house to the houseless people. He further mentioned that he is not a King but sevak of the people and like to live amidst them.
My efforts are to share their joy and problems. Shri Chouhan said that the women are being made economically empowered. Students' Panchayat will be organized at CM house on January 12. Deliberations on students' problems and how to provide good education to the talented students will be held.
Moreover, no student will be deprived of education due to lack of funds. Talent of Madhya Pradesh will not go futile. All the facilities will be provided to pursue studies at renowned educational institutions.
Referring to the 'Namami Devi Narmade' Yatra, Shri Chouhan said that de-addiction campaign will be conducted during the yatra. This is the first unique programme of its own kind in the world.
Awareness among people will be generated about sanitation and environment through this yatra. Shri Chouhan urged the people to cooperate in the development of the state.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that effective implementation of the government schemes is the responsibility of the government machinery. Laxity will not be tolerated at all in this.



My Life Committed for Public Service
Bhopal:MMNN: Dec. 1, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that his life is committed towards public service. He further mentioned that the people's problems will be solved, both the banks of River Narmada will be sanitized, chastised and flourished in view of the environment by 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra. Shri Chouhan was addressing the large public gathering at Anuppur today.
CM Shri Chouhan said that my next life will also be committed towards public service. He further said that he has always made efforts for the welfare of the citizens especially poor and the people standing at the last file.
Referring to the 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra, Shri Chouhan said that through this yatra beginning from Amarkantak dialogues will be established with people, plantation will be undertaken at both the banks of the Narmada.
Also, sewerage treatment plant will be installed and changing rooms for women will be constructed. Shri Chouhan said that a law will be enacted in the next assembly session so that everyone born in the state should have their own house or plot.
Minister for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Welfare Shri Gyan Singh and Minister of State Shri Sanjay Satyendra Pathak also addressed the programme.



Digital Economy is India's Future
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 30, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the digital economy is the future of India. The entire country is with the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's decision to ban currency notes.
Shri Chouhan was addressing the progamme organized by the News Channel on the occasion of completing 11 years as Chief Minister of the state.
CM Shri Chouhan said that this kind of decision can only be taken by the patriotic and strong person like Prime Minister. Currency ban will stop counterfeit notes, black money and corruption.
This bold decision has been taken by the Prime Minister for better future of the country. Patriotic citizens of the country can face little difficulties and the benefit of this decision will move country ahead.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that in order to increase employment opportunities, Rs. 2.83 lakh crore capital investment has been brought in the state. To make youth entrepreneurs, Mukhyamantri Yuva Udhmi yojna and Mukhyamantri Yuva Swa-Rozgar Yojna have been launched. Under the scheme, 53 thousand youths were benefited during last year.
Loans to 5 lakh youths will be provided under Swa-Rozgar Yojna this year. Youths are being encouraged towards entrepreneurship. Venture capital Fund has been established to help young entrepreneurs. Also focus is being laid on farming and irrigation to make agriculture a profitable occupation.
Ladli Laxmi Yojna has been prepared to eliminate discrimination with girls. Minister for Public Relations, Water resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra was also present in the programme.



CM Shri Chouhan Visits his Old School after 47 Years
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 30, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited his old school Government Middle School no. 1 at Shivaji Nagar under the 'Kahani Utsav' today. He narrated story to the children and refreshed his old memories. CM Shri Chouhan had studied from class 6 to 8 in this school from the year 1969. It may be mentioned that the 'Kahani Utsav' is being organized with an objective to develop reading habits among the children.
CM Shri Chouhan narrated the story of the best Archer Arjun in which an archery test was taken by Guru Dronacharya of Koravas and Pandavas. In this incident, several other things including bird were seen by all, whereas only bird's eye was seen by the Arjun. Shri Chouhan explained the children through the story that focus on target is must for success.
Children can achieve success in their lives focusing on their studies. Moreover, Shri Chouhan narrated second story about the childhood days of Gandhi Ji in which Gandhi Ji was told to copy his co-students answer by the teacher as he was not familiar with the answer. And Gandhi ji replied the teacher that he will write whatever he know but will not copy.
Recollected Memories
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan also recollected memories of his school days on the occasion. He said that he used to come on foot to school from Ravishankar Nagar. He was taught by Kashyap Sir and Shailbala Madam. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that he studied here from class 6th to 8th. He used to play football here and teachings of this school and blessings of the teachers have made him a good person. He further stated that we all become good by the values given by our parents and from the teachings of the teachers.
Bal sabha was held and dramas were also played here. He always used to achieve distinction in his class. After clearing class 8th he went to Model School T.T. Nagar for further studies and was sent to jail during emergency for opposing it. After spending 9 and half months in jail he attempted class 11 examination in March 1977 and cleared it with 1st division. He did M.A. in Philosophy and passed with 1st division.
Distributed Gifts to Children
On demand of the students, Shri Chouhan said that the students will be taken for Mandavgarh visit during the December vacation. School building will be repaired and new school building will be constructed. Moreover, sports ground will be developed and sports goods for cricket, hockey and badminton will be provided. CM Shri Chouhan also distributed books to the children. He mentioned that in whichever field they wish to go they go but perform with excellent. Work for country and Society.
The state government will provide all possible help for study of the talented students. Fee for higher education in fields like medical, engineering etc. will be provided by the state government to the talented poor students after getting admissions. Commissioner Directorate of Public Instructions Smt. Deepti Gaur Mukherjee and Collector Shri Nishant Varvade were present on the occasion.



Administration and public representatives work together as a team for betterment of state and public
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 25, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reviewed preparations of three ambitious campaigns - Anand Utsav, 'Namami Devi Narmade' Narmada Seva Yatra and Nagaroday campaign - discussing with district collectors and public representatives at Mantralaya in a video conference. He said that administration and public representatives should work together as a team for betterment of state and public. Anand Utsav will be organised between forthcoming January 14 and 21 across the state. Sports and cultural programmes will be held at gram panchayat level. 'Namami Devi Narmade' Narmada Seva Yatra will be taken out between December 11 to May 5.
Intensive public campaign will be run to make Narmada river, the lifeline of madhya Pradesh, pollution-free and its protection. Nagaroday campaign will be launched in three phases between December 25 and February 5. Starting of developmental works in urban areas, providing benefits to eligible beneficiaries under different beneficiary oriented schemes and public problems will be redressed in the campaign. Forests Minister Dr Gaurishankar Shejwar, Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh and vice presidents of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradip Pandey and Shri Raghvendra Gautam were present on the occasion.
People of all sections, age to participate in Anand Utsav
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that formation of Happiness Department is a unique initiative of the state government. Every person wants to be happy. Happiness Department will be developed as a platform which will make endeavour to enhance persons' happiness and joy. All sections and public representatives should be involved in programmes to be held even at panchayat level under Anand Utsav. It was informed that State Happiness Institute has been constituted.
One officer from each district has been made nodal officer of the Happiness Department. Most of the works of the department will be carried out through volunteers. All nodal officers will get registered as 'Anandak'. They will take of the work of the department with their regular job. Sports and cultural programmes will be held at Gram Panchayat level under Anand Utsav. People of all sections and ages will participate in them. Public participation will be encouraged in the arrangements of the programmes. Programmes can also be organised in urban areas at local level in districts.
Biggest River Conservation Programme in World
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that 'Namami Devi Narmade' Narmada Seva Yatra is the state government's sacred and ambitious programme. It will be the biggest campaign river conservation programme to make the river clean. Saplings will be planned along the side of the river Narmada to make its pollution-free and for conservation. Efforts will be made to continue flow of pure water in the river.
Plantations will be carried out government and forests land on the banks of the river. Also, farmers will be motivated to plant trees on private land for three years. Farmers will be given compensation for three years for planting fruit-bearing trees. For this, Rs 20,000 per hectare per year will be provided for three years. He said that works will be carried out to prevent dumping of garbage, stop flow of sewage water in the river in cities and construct toilet in every house on its bank for making the river pollution free.
Pad Yatra will be taken out in villages along the side of the river though which, atmosphere can be made for environment and Narmada conservation. Up-Yatras will be taken out in every district along with this in the state which will culminate at nearby bank of the river. It will be launched and run as public movement. A day before arrival of the Yatra, public will be informed through 'munadi'.
Villagers will welcome the Yatra in villages and will be part of it till next village. Narmada Seva Samiti will be formed in villages during this and resolution will be administered to make Narmada river clean and construction of toilet in every house. Minimum two changing rooms will be made at each ghat on the Narmada river during the Yatra. Government land will be reserved for plantation on the banks of the river and plantation will be carried out.
Entire village will attend mass Aarti of Narmada Maa, to be held in the evening. Bhajan programmes will be held after Aarti. Religious heads, social workers, environmentalists and renowned personalities will participate in the Yatra. Route chart has been sent to districts from the state government.
He said that this is a unique social movement and all should participate in it with emotions. Forests minister Dr Gaurishankar Shejwar will coordinate the yatra at state level. Forests minister Dr Shejwar said that he will review preparations regarding the campaign with district level committees in the districts part of the Yatra after December 1.
It was informed that Narmada Seva Yatra will be covered by foot or vehicle in case of necessity. Total 1909 km Yatra will be covered by foot and remaining 1435 km by vehicle.
Every day, 25 km distance will be covered. Public dialogue programmes will be organised during the Yatra on issues related with water and river conservation. Public awareness will be made on sanitation, plantation, water and soil conservation and environment protection. The Yatra will be taken out from 16 districts and other districts will organise Up-Yatras. Cultural programmes will be held during it.
Nagaroday Abhiyan in 378 Cities
CM Shri Chouhan said that campaign will be conducted to benefit eligible beneficiaries and to redress public grievances in all the 378 cities of Madhya Pradesh under the Nagroday Abhiyan. This will be organized in the form of Janabhiyan. It is informed that the campaign will be conducted in three phases. Teams for each ward will be formed in the first phase organizing from December 25 to 28. Also Mohalla committees will be included in these teams. Moreover, in the second phase from January 03 to 15 infrastructure works and its quality within time limit beside implementation of beneficiaries oriented schemes will be evaluated.
Under this Swachchata Abhiyan, Public Distribution System, sanitation and maintenance at Government Buildings and Residential Hostels will be evaluated. Further under the third phase to be begun from January 20 to February 05, benefits of the schemes will be provided to the beneficiaries under the abhiyan besides sanctioning of infrastructure works and dedication of completed works will be undertaken. Moreover, it is informed that works are being carried out in all the 34 Amrut Cities under the Swachchata Abhiyan.
Kahani Utsav from December 29
It is informed that Kahani Utsav will be observed from December 29 in order to develop better learning capabilities among the students in each primary school. Under this, folk story reading will be organized on December 3.
Moreover, students and teachers competitions will be organized at district level and best students and teachers will be awarded at state level. CM Shri Chouhan said that Kahani Utsav should be organized in a proper manner.
Farmers Convention on December 10
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that poor beneficiaries training and benefit distribution programme will be organized on December 04 at Jamboori Maidan-Bhopal. Training will be given for schemes and benefit will be distributed to 5 beneficiaries of each schemes. Furthermore, in the farmers convention to be held on December 10, sanction letters of approved crop insurance claim worth Rs. 4 thousand 400 crore will be distributed among the farmers.
He further said that ration distribution work under the public distribution system should be conducted properly. In case of POS machine breakdown, distribute ration manually to the poor. Make continuous efforts to maintain and improve law and order situation. Result oriented review will be made for directives issued at the Collectors-S.P. conference.
It is informed that an amount of Rs. 4 thousand 400 crore towards crop insurance claim to 20 lakh 50 thousand farmers will be distributed under the crop insurance in the state. Sanction letters of insurance claim will be given in the Farmers Conventions. Beside this a roadmap to double the farmers' income will be presented. Agriculture exhibition and fairs will be organized during the farmers convention.
Moreover, it is informed that Women Empowerment Convention at Morena on December 12, Nomad Tribes Convention at Dewas on December 15, SC/ST Convention at Badwah on December 21, Forest Committees' Convention at Chhindwara on December 22, Youths' Convention at Rewa on December 26 and Self Help Groups' Convention at Mandla on December 28 will be held.
Ministers, MLAs and Public Representatives present in the districts gave suggestions during the video conferencing. Additional Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries of the concerned departments were present.



Narmada Seva Committees to Be Formed at District, Block and Village Level
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 25, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing a meeting of In Charges of the "Namami Devi Narmade" Yatra presented action plan and outline of the Yatra. Shri Chouhan directed to form Narmada Seva Committees at district, block and village level. He further said that devoted people should be included in these committees.
CM Shri Chouhan deliberating on the objectives and outline of the "Namami Devi Narmade" Yatra said that the Yatra is being organized with an objective to conserve water of life line river Narmada, its sanitation and to plant trees to give life to the river.
He further mentioned that reduction in forest has affected the Narmada water. He mentioned that the farmers will be encouraged for fruit plantation.
CM Shri Chouhan stated that the ghats of Narmada River will be cleaned. Pledge will be administered to people to conserve river, protection of environment and to make them free from addiction.
He said that each member of the society and section will be linked to this Yatra. Making Yatra blissful, bhajan mandlis will be included for enthusiasm. Cultural programmes committed towards Narmada ji will be organized. At least 5 plants will be planted each day by one participant during the Yatra and responsibility to take care of the plants will be fixed.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan gave directives to design the flag of the Yatra. This flag will be transferred to the members continuing Yatra. Sub-Yatras will be started to join the yatra at cities and villages which do not come in the way of the Main Yatra.
Message to conserve river will be given through these sub-yatras. Yatra will cover 15 kilometer in a day. Narmada Aarti will be performed at the places of night halts and Bhajan Sandhya will be organised by the local artists.
Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, Chairman M.P. Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Vice Chairman Jan-Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and Secretary Shri Hariranjan Rao were present in the meeting.



Division Level Camps to Treat Patients Suffering from Identified Serious Diseases
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 24, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that vacant posts of doctors at all the government hospitals should be filled on priority. Ayush and dental doctors should be appointed at the primary health centers after training.
Shri Chouhan was holding the meeting of Ayush, Health and Medical Education departments here today. Minister for Health Shri Rustam Singh and Minister of State for Health Shri Sharad Jain were present in the meeting.
It is informed in the meting that camps will be organized at all the divisions for treatment of poor patients suffering from identified serious diseases. Doctors from country and abroad will be called. After medical examinations and expenses assessment, sanction will be given there itself.
These camps will be held in January, 2017. CM Shri Chouhan gave directives for proper arrangements and level of the camp. He said that Ayush doctors should be appointed after training to enable them to treat general diseases where there are no allopathic doctors in health centers.
Moreover, it is informed that exemption will be given from 5 percent limit on direct appointments to fill the vacant posts of Ayush doctors.
In villages where there are both the primary health center and dispensaries of Ayurvedic and Unani medicines, they should be integrated and will be given Primary Health Center-Cum- Ayurvedic Unani Dispensary name.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secxretary Medical Education Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Principal Secretary Health Smt. Gouri Singh, Principal Secretary Ayush Smt. Shikha Dubey and Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval were present in the meeting.



CM Shri Chouhan Inspects Tablighi Ijtema Site
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 24, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Tablighi Ijtema site at Eintkhedi today. He inspected the arrangements and apprised himself about the preparations status.
CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government fully cooperates in the programmes of the society to facilitate good arrangements. He reviewed transport, drinking water, lights, sanitation, medical, lodging and security arrangements at the congregation site.
CM Shri Chouhan was informed that the teams participating in the Ijtema have already started coming. There are 600 permanent toilets at the Ijtema site. Matchbox and smoking is strictly prohibited at the site.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Tablighi Ijtema is one of its own kind of religious programme in the world. Lakhs of people gather here with the sentiments of peace, unity, brotherhood and welfare of all. It may be mentioned that the Ijtema is being organized from November 26 to 28.
Inspector General Police Shri Yogesh Chowdhary, Collector Nishnat Varvade and other Officers were present on the occasion.



Increase in Financial Assistance Sum for Disaster Affected People
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 23, 2016

Cabinet Meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has approved increase in criteria number 4 of circular section 6 of the revenue book circular. As per the decision, an increase upto Rs. 12 thousand has been made in the financial assistance given to the small shopkeeper in case his/her shop get damaged due to fire or excessive rainfall/ flood.
This will be applicable for the small shopkeeper not having insurance cover for shop and having annual income upto Rs. One lakh from all the sources. Earlier, the financial assistance of Rs. 6 thousand was given to the small shopkeeper having annual income of Rs. 35 thousand.
Moreover, financial assistance of Rs. 50 thousand has been increased to Rs. 4 lakh in case of death due to Snake/Guhera (poisonous lizard) bite and death due to fall of authorized public transport in river or from hill into pit.
Now on death due to drowning or boat accident, the financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh will be provided in place of One lakh. In case of damage to private well or tube well due to natural calamity, financial assistance of Rs. 25 thousand will be given to the owner in place of 6 thousand.
Moreover, an assistance upto Rs. 10 thousand will be provided in place of 4 thousand in case of damage to farmer's bullock cart or agriculture equipments due to natural calamity.
Fruits Plantation Scheme
The cabinet has given administrative approval for fruits plantation on both the banks of Narmada River. The scheme will be expanded from the origin point Amarkantak (Anuppur) of Narmada river covering 16 districts Anuupur, Mandla, Dindori, Jabalpur, Seoni, Narsinghpur, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Sehore, Harda, Dewas, Khandwa, Khargone, Badwani, Dhar, Alirajpur and upto the state border of Jobat (Alirajpur).
Under the scheme fruits plantation will be undertaken in total 45 thousand hectare area during three years. Forty percent grant will be payable towards unit cost to undertake fruits plantation with general/high density/higher density including drip. Moreover, financial assistance of Rs. 20 thousand per hectare for the period of three years will be given to the beneficiary undertakes fruits plantation in place of traditional crops.
Lodging Arrangements for State Guests
The cabinet has decided to give exemption in Store Purchase Rule 2015 related to the lodging arrangements of state's guests staying in private hotels. The bills will be paid after obtaining special discount on the prevalent market rate from the concerned hotels.
Keeping in view the urgency and quality for government banquet, permission for catering arrangements through tourism Development Corporation has been given by exempting it from store purchase rule. In special cases and corporation's inability, the committee formed at the GAD level can arrange the same at the minimal rate by calling quotations from the competent supply agencies.
Similarly, the committee can arrange for tents, chairs, lights, mike, stage and decoration services from the competent agencies after calling quotations.
127 New Posts Created
Furthermore, the state cabinet has given approval for creation of 72 new posts for 4 High schools upgraded to Higher secondary schools for the tribal students. Moreover, approval for 50 new posts for up gradation of 5 middle schools to high schools and 5 new posts for Pre-Metric hostels and building construction has been given.
Under the regional connectivity scheme of the Union government, the cabinet has ratified the MoU between Government of India, State Government and Airport Authority of India mandatory for regional connectivity.
Moreover, the cabinet has given approval to change the post of Head Constable (Arms) to Head Constable (D.I.).



Ijtema will be Held as per the Dignity and Traditions of Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 23, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the preparations of the World Tablighi Ijtema here today. He said that no paucity should come in the way of this prestigious religious programme. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that Ijtema should be organized as per the dignity and traditions of Bhopal . It may be mentioned that Ijtema will be held from November 26 to 28.
CM Shri Chouhan directed for complete arrangements of security and facilities for the devotees. Giving directives to establish help center at the railway station with the assistance of railway administration, Shri Chouhan said that buses should be arranged to send devotees to the Ijtema site and sign boards should be put up at places to facilitate devotees to reach Ijtema site without any problem. He also directed the officials to make arrangements for doctors, medicines, reservation counters and special arrangements for sanitation.
Temporary police check posts have been put up at Ijtema site for security. Police personnel will be posted in two shifts. First shift will have 750 police personnel. All the arrangements regarding law and order besides traffic management have been made.
Special security arrangements will be made in city during the congregation. Services of around 2 thousand 500 traffic volunteers will be taken. Special arrangements will be made on the day of supplication. Help centers will be made at railway station, bus stand and other places. Heavy vehicles will be prohibited on the day of supplication.
Water pipeline for drinking water has been laid by the P.H.E. Department and 34 hand pumps have been installed keeping in view the gathering of 15 lakh devotees. Moreover, 300 water tanks have been made for potable water and 9 thousand 500 ablution points have been made. One kilometer long pipe line has been laid to drain sewage water.
Roads going towards congregation site have been repaired by Public Works department. Parking place has been developed and culverts have been constructed. Special arrangements for lighting and 300 water tanks have been made by the Municipal Corporation. Further, Transformer having double capacity has been installed by the Energy department to supply uninterrupted power.
Minister of State for Backward Class and Minority Welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, DGP Shri R.K.Shukla, Collector Shri Nishant Varvade, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Smt. Chhavi Bhardwaj, I.G. Bhopal Shri Yogesh Chowdhary, Senior officers of the concerned departments, Shri Tarique Ahmed of Ijtema Organising committee, Shri Ateeq Ur Rahman, Shri Iqbal hafeez and Mohammed Hafeez Khan were present in the meeting.



PR Minister Dr. Mishra Monitoring Relief Works Constantly
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 22, 2016

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra enquired about health of injured passengers of rail accident in the morning at Kanpur today. Collector Datia along with Superintendent Police and 100 Officers/Employees are engaged in essential relief works at the accident site and various hospitals.
Bodies of 27 out of 28 persons of Madhya Pradesh died in the accident have been sent to their families with due respect after the identification. Datia team is working continuously and this rescue team ensured primary treatment of the injured besides admitting them to the hospital, food and constant contact with the health centers.
Collector Datia Shri Madan Kumar has informed that a total of 114 people were identified out of 143 people died in the accident. One person of Madhya Pradesh is still to be identified. After the postmortem, transportation arrangements have been ensured to send their dead bodies to their families.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan who immediately reached Kanpur on Sunday had monitored the relief works. Minister Dr. Mishra is monitoring relief works himself today also. A team of 20 doctors, revenue and police personnel are present along with Dr. Mishra at the site.
Chief Executive Officer of Chhatarpur Jila Panchayat has been directed to take care of injured passengers admitted in Hailet hospital. A total of 26 injured passengers of Madhya Pradesh are admitted in this hospital.



Indore-Patna Rail Accident
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 22, 2016

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra directed the relief team again on the second day of the rail accident to render relief work to help the affected passengers with utmost activeness.
Dr. Mishra visited the Pukhrayan hospital near Kanpur again today and met the injured passengers. He discussed with the doctors for better treatment of the injured. Dr. Mishra also visited the health centers of Mati and Malasa of Kanpur rural and enquired about the health from the injured passengers.
Minister Dr. Mishra lauded the coordination between the officers of Datia and other districts on both the day i.e. Sunday and Monday after the rail accident. He said that relief works became easy with the proper coordination of all the members of the relief team.
Officers of Uttar Pradesh Government became impressed by the working style. All the people especially injured have indicated food arrangements made by the members of the rescue and relief team as exemplary.
Dr. Mishra also reviewed the relief works in a meeting with the members of the relief and rescue team. He also made arrangements at postmortem house Akbarpur for transportation of the dead bodies of the passengers who died in the rail accident to their native places. Dr. Mishra directed Collector Datia, S.P., A.D.M., S.D.M. beside rescue team of health, police and home guards to complete all the relief works.
It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj SinghChouhan has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased persons and Rs. 50 thousand each to the seriously injured person of the rail accident.



C.M. Shri Chouhan Rushes to Kanpur, Meets Injured and Grieving Families
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 21, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Kanpur in the afternoon today after receiving tragic news of Indore-Patna Rajendranagar Express train accident near Kanpur in early hours today.
Shri Chouhan reached Hailet Hospital Kanpur where those injured in the accident are receiving treatment. Shri Chouhan gave instructions to ensure all possible treatment and help to the injured saying that saving the lives is the topmost priority. If needed, air ambulance facility will also be arranged for them. The State Government will bear all expenses on treatment of the injured
Expressing heart-felt sympathy for the grieving family members of victims of the accident, Shri Chouhan said that the State Government stands with them and shares their grief.
The Chief Minister said that state government's designated officers will camp at Kanpur and accident site until the relief operations are over. He asked the Chief Executive Officer of Zila Panchayat Chhatarpur Shri Chandramohan Thakur to camp there and ensure all possible help to the family members of injured and the diseased.
He said that ambulance facility will be arranged to take dead bodies to their respective native places for last rites. Cooperation of Railways will also be sought. He said that rescue teams have already been deployed for extending support and help to the families of the injured.
Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra has also reached Kanpur following Chief Minister's instructions and is in touch with the families of injured and assuring them of all possible help.
As announced by the Chief Minister, the families of victims belonging to Madhya Pradesh will be given Rs two lakh each and those injured Rs. 50 thousand each.



Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Calls On by CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 21, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Parliament House-New Delhi today. Shri Chouhan apprised the Prime Minister Shri Modi about the 'Namami Devi Narmade" Yatra being organised in the state on the lines of Namami Gange. He informed that the yatra will begin from Omkareshwar from December 11 and will culminate on May 2017. Shri Chouhan invited the Prime Minister Shri Modi at the concluding programme of yatra. The yatra will culminate on May 04, 2017.
CM Shri Chouhan informed that he himself will take part in the yatra once a week. The main objective of the yatra is to prevent falling level of environment, to generate awareness towards environment among people, to keep Narmada water pure and to develop suitable environment surrounding Narmada. Shri Chouhan also extended gratitude towards the Prime Minister Shri Modi for issuing central share of Rs. 2 thousand crore towards Crop Insurance Scheme.
CM Shri Chouhan further informed that water level is dropping and Narmada did not get water from any glacier. Narmada gets water mainly from rainfall, mountains and trees. As per the scheme, plants will be planted at both the banks of Narmada, its sanitation and to ensure prevention of sewage water to enter Naramda. A wide public awareness campaign will be conducted for this during the yatra. A swachcha Bharat abhiyan is being organized as per the perception of the Prime Minister Shri Modi.
Shri Chouhan termed Prime Minister Shri Modi as Yug-Purush and thanked him for his remarkable work to ban currency notes. He said that this step is an extraordinary step taken for the welfare of India. This step will eradicate corruption, terrorism and black money.
Met Union Minister for Finance
Shri Chouhan also met the Union Minister for Finance Shri Arun Jaitley. Shri Chouhan expressed gratitude for release of 17 hundred crore installment of state share from the central taxes. Shri Chouhan urged Shri Jailtley for release of the remaining amount at the earliest. It may be mentioned that the state share is around Rs. 3000 crore in the central taxes.
Met Union Ministers
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also met Union Minister for Home Shri Rajnath Singh and Union Minister for Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar during his New Delhi visit. Shri Chouhan also met Union Minister for External Affairs Sushri Sushma Swaraj and prayed for her speedy recovery. Moreover, Shri Chouhan met Rajyasabha member Shri Prabhat Jha and State's Minister of State for Water Resources Shri Harsh Singh and prayed for his speedy recovery.



Narmada Seva Yatra is Symbol of Faith towards Narmada
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Narmada Seva Yatra is an opportunity of faith to make Maa Narmada free of pollution. Effective efforts towards awareness should be made for public participation in yatra in large number. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the arrangements being made for Narmada Seva Yatra today. Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh was present in the meeting.
CM Shri Chouhan said that arrival dates of Narmada Seva Yatris and village should be publicised widely. Information related to this should be given through wall paintings. He emphasized on need to form Narmada Seva committees for reception of yatris and for public awareness at village level.
Moreover, all the prominent people should be included in these committees. Highlighting the importance of public participation, Shri Chouhan said that the people who wish to contribute economically in the yatra should be given an opportunity to participate. He suggested for establishing a fund for this.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that the programme should be inaugurated with festivity. People of one village should accompany yatra till other village. Similarly, groups of seva yatris should be formed from the beginning of district border till its end.
He further said that yatra programme should be conducted in such a way that it should be completed before the rainy season.
It is informed that Narmada Seva Yatra will begin from Amarkantak on December 11. Till date, 11 thousand 834 participants have registered themselves to participate in yatra through website. Deliberations as regard to arrangements were also made with social organizations, public representatives and administrative officers.
Additional Chief Secretaries Shri Deepak Khandekar, Shri Iqbal Singh Bains and Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and Shri S.K. Mishra, Commissioner Public Relations Anupam Rajan, Secretaries to CM Shri Vivek Agarwal and Shri Hariranjan Rao, OSD to CM Shri Adarsh Katiyar and other Officers were present in the meeting.



Theme Based Programmes during '11 Years of Public Welfare' Campaign
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shjivraj Singh Chouhan deliberated with the officers on the plan of "11 years of Public Welfare' campaign at Mantralaya Today. Shri Chouhan has told the officers that theme based programmes should be conducted during the campaign.
Make efforts that programmes should be composed in such a manner that a grand convention takes a form at each division level. Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh was present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan further mentioned that people should be apprised about the welfare works undertaken by the state government during 11 years. Also organise programmes to benefit people by the various welfare schemes of the government.
He said that achievements of the government should be explained in a simple way and in simple language to facilitate people to understand it and come forward to derive benefit. Also encourage them to avail benefits of various welfare schemes.
It is informed in the meeting that the programmes have been fixed during the campaign. Deliberations on the outline of Youth convention in Rewa division, labourers convention in Sagar division, Farmers convention in Ujjain division, women-empowerment convention in Chambal division, self help groups convention in Jabalpur division and Schedule tribe convention in Indore division took place in the meeting.
Additional Chief Secretaries Shri Deepak Khandekar, Shri Iqbal Singh Bains and Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and Shri S.K. Mishra, Commissioner Public Relations Anupam Rajan, Secretaries to CM Shri Vivek Agarwal and Shri Hariranjan Rao, OSD to CM Shri Adarsh Katiyar and other Officers were present in the meeting.



PR Minister Dr. Mishra Enquires about Health of Shri Dixit and Sushri Poonam
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 17, 2016

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra reached a private hospital and enquired about the health of Shri Bhanu Prakash Dixit resident of Dabra.
He also enquired about the health of Journalist Sushri Poonam resident of Shivpuri who is undergoing treatment in the same hospital.
He prayed for their speedy recovery.
Dr. Mishra apprised himself about the treatment of both the persons from the doctors. He also discussed about necessary arrangements as regard to their better treatment.



PR Minister's Message on National Press Day
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 17, 2016

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra has heartily greeted all the friends of media on the occasion of National Press day.
Dr. Mishra in his message said that Journalism has dignified history.
Journalists have played an important role in the freedom movement.
Dr. Mishra further said that beside Hindi journalism, other languages journalism has contributed for freedom.
He urged the media persons to continue active role in the journalism towards social concerns.
He further said that responsibility to present positive development in the society before the public is being done by the press.
He hoped that it will be speeded up more.



PR Minister Dr. Mishra Inspects University of Journalism
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 16, 2016

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra inspected Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism and Communication situated at Maharana Pratap Nagar, Bhopal today. He also apprised himself about the status of the University's building coming up at Bishankhedi. Dr Mishra directed to hold meeting of the management committee shortly to complete necessary proceedings.
Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Brijkishore Kuthiyala and Rector Shri Lajpat Ahuja apprised Dr. Mishra about the academic activities of the University. Also information about journals and other publications published by the university was given on the occasion.
Minister Dr. Mishra conversed with the students of the electronic media department visiting their class room. He also apprised himself about the working procedure of different departments.
Moreover, Dr. Mishra apprised himself about the activities of Computer Science, Journalism Management, Public Communication, New Media Technology, Public Relations and Advertisement, Publication, Communication Research, Training and Text Book Writing departments.
Dr. Mishra also inspected the Library of the university. He was apprised by the In charge of Library that books related to journalism and communication courses beside outstanding literature books are available for the students. Library also gets research papers and magazine regularly, he was informed.
Further, Dr. Mishra inspected the campus of the university. While describing the utility of large clock installed at the roof of the university, he highlighted to install it attractively.
Dr. Mishra was told that students are not allowed to ride bikes without helmets in the university campus. Furthermore, Dr. Mishra apprised himself about the course being conducted for working women in the university. He also visited the class of department of communication research and apprised himself about the activities.



PR Minister Dr. Mishra meets Union Minister Sushri Uma Bharti
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 16, 2016

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra met Union Minister for Water Resources,
River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti in the evening today.
Dr. Mishra discussed about irrigation schemes of Madhya Pradesh and Link Rivers' projects.
Dr. Mishra urged Sushri Bharti to cooperate in getting necessary sanction for the irrigation schemes of the state.
Vice Chairman Madhya Pradesh Text Book Corporation Shri Avdhesh Nayak was present on the occasion.



 
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