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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Take action against those committing irregularities in wheat procurement
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 24, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that strict action should be taken against those who are committing irregularities in wheat procurement. Proposal should be brought to form law in this regard.
He said that wheat procurement centres should be set up giving due attention to farmers' convenience.
The Chief Minister was reviewing today Food and Civil Supplies Department. Food and Civil Supplies Minister Shri Omprakash Dhurve was also present.
The Chief Minister said that wheat procurement centres should be set up considering distance and at the appropriate place. He said that strict action should be taken against those who committed irregularities in wheat procurement. In this regard, proposal should be brought for formation of law.
Transparent system should be implemented for procurement and sufficient arrangement should be made for bags. Farmers should not face any inconvenience. Shri Chouhan said that a letter would be written to the Prime Minister to include maize procured on minimum support price in central pool.
Shri Chouhan said that no eligible should be left for fair price ration. State-wide campaign should be launched for eligibility scrutiny. Task for constitution of monitoring committees at district, block and shop levels should be completed speedily.
Strict action should be taken against those doing lackluster in redressal of complaints received under Chief Minister Helpline.
In-charge Chief Secretary Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Varnwal, Principal Secretary Food and Civil Supplies Shri KC Gupta, Commissioner Food Shri Faiz Ahmad Kidwai and other officers were present in the meeting.



Coaching Centers to Be Established to Prepare SC-ST Students for National Level Entrance Examinations
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 24, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that coaching centers will be established in the state to provide free coaching to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students in order to prepare them for the National Level Entrance Examinations. Moreover while identifying special games, the SC and ST students will be provided coaching of International standard besides sports goods. CM Chouhan was inaugurating the State Level Leadership Development Camp of Meritorious Students of SC and ST categories held here today.
CM Shri Chouhan said that 'Mukhyamantri Vidushi' Scheme will be started. Under the scheme 50 girls of most backward class of SC and ST categories will be selected from class 6. These girls will be provided free higher education beside all other facilities. Moreover, meritorious students attending state level leadership development camp will be taken for India tour from 2017-18. He further mentioned that most backward and poor tops in the priority of the state government. The state government has provided free books, scholarship, free cycles, hostels beside other better facilities for the education of the SC and ST students. Lap tops and smart phones will be provided to the students of these categories on securing 75 percent marks in class 12 examination and on getting admission in the colleges respectively. The state government has decided that the fee of these students will be borne by the state government on selection in I.I.Ts, I.I.Ms, National Law College and Medical through All India Competitive Examinations.
Present Era is Era of Knowledge
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the students that the present era is the era of knowledge. Direction can be given to the world through knowledge. For him, obtaining knowledge is the most important task. Swami Vivekanand has said that nothing is impossible for human beings. For this identify your capabilities and make efforts in the right direction. Examples of Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Ambedkar who had struggled with dearth are before us. Success is obtained by concentrating on target. Develop other qualities besides study.
Personality develops from good conduct. Giving example of Gita, Shri Chouhan said to fight against injustice. We should prevent wrong doing. Do not hesitate to tell and implement good thoughts. Work with strong determination brings success. Participate in other activities beside studies. Move forward in every field and stay away from addiction. Conduct public awareness campaign towards de-addiction in your area. Shri Chouhan recollected the memories with reverence on the anniversary of Netaji Subhashchandra Bose.
Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar said that all the resources have been provided by the state government for the education of SC and ST students. Students of these categories have talents and capabilities to rise. Minister for SC, ST Welfare Shri Gyan Singh mentioned that remarkable works have been undertaken for the students of these categories. Three hundred fifty students of SC and ST categories have been selected in institutes like I.I.T., N.I.T. and I.I.M. The state government is committed for the welfare of these categories.
Meritorious Students Honoured With Awards
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed Rani Durgavati, Shankar Shah and Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar award to the meritorious students in the programme. A symbolic mobile tab was given to 3 students from the meritorious students of the primitive tribes. CM Shri Chouhan honoured karate players Shri Arjun Singh, Shri Sohan Singh and Shri Prashant Singh for displaying best in the national level sports competitions. Shri Sahebsingh Sahriya and Sushri Aarti Singh who are going to participate in Republic day parade were also honoured on the occasion.
It may be mentioned that the Leadership Development Camp is being organized by the SC, ST Welfare Department from January 23 to 29 every year. Two hundred thirty four meritorious students of SC, ST and primitive tribes of all the districts are participating in the camp. Also 47 players of different sports who have participated in the national level sports competition are taking part in the camp.
Welcome speech was given by the Principal Secretary SC, ST Development Shri Ashok Shah. Vote of thanks was given by the Commissioner SC, ST Development Smt. Deepali Rastogi. Chairman State Scheduled Caste Development Commission Shri Bhupendra Arya, Chairman State Kol Tribe Development Authority Shri Brijlal Kol and Director Scheduled Tribe Development Shri Kedar Sharma were present.



Campaign will be run in State to fight with evil of liquor
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 23, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra is being conducted for protection of Narmada river but along with this Yatra, people will be informed about evils of liquor. State-wide liquor prohibition campaign will also be launched for it. The Chief Minister advised not to make disparity between girl and boy. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing Jan-Sanvad on the 42nd day of Yatra in Handia of Harda district today.
Energy minister Shri Paras Jain, minister of state for general administration Shri Lal Singh Arya, minister of state for other backward welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav and seers-saints were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that mother Narmada has given everything to Madhya Pradesh but without consideration, tree felling was due to negligence of human. He said that this time is for regression. Narmada Seva Yatra is being taken out with this. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that irrigation is being in 30 percent area taking water from Narmada river. Drinking water is being supplied to Amarkantak, Dindori, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Omkareshwar and Indore.
Treatment plants will be set up to prevent polluted water flowing in the river. Discussing river linking, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Narmada water was released for ablution of pilgrims in Simhastha. Narmada water is now also for giving new life to Gambhir, Parvati and Kalisindh rivers. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that pujan-kund, muktidham and changing rooms would be constructed on Narmada ghats.
Talking about the respect to women in the society, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the god lives there, where women are respected. The Chief Minister appealed for sending children to schools necessarily. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan exhorted farmers to plant fruit-bearing trees on both sides of Narmada rive in distance of one km from the banks. The Chief Minister administered pledge to present gathering for making Narmada river pollution-free.
District in-charge minister Shri Lalsingh Arya, Member of Parliament Smt. Jyoti Dhurve, MLA Shri Sanjay Shah, district panchayat president Shri Kamal Patel also addressed the programme. Appreciating the Narmada Yatra being launched by Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, Saint of Vrindavan Shri Devkinand Thakure said that the Chief Minister is making people aware of water conservation.
Viyoganand Saraswati Maharaj, Swami Pragyanand Maharaj, Sadhvi Pragya Bharti also addressed the programme. Father Maria Stiphan, Shri Raghvendra Saraswati, chairman of MP Tourism Development Corporation Shri Tapan Bhaumik were also present there. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan released special edition of 'Seoni Malva Ke Narmada Ghat' and special issue on Narmada published by Hindi Dainik Patrika.



Law Will Be Enacted to Provide Land to Houseless Persons in Next Budget Session
Bhopal:MMNN: Jan. 23, 2017

Chief Minister said that law will be enacted in the state to provide land to the houseless people for construction of house in the next budget session. Moreover 1000 seater and 500 seater modern girls education campuses will be opened at divisional headquarters and district headquarters respectively to provide educational facilities to the students of tribal community. He further mentioned that self employment will be provided to 20 thousand tribal youths by imparting them skill development training. Shri Chouhan was addressing the state level Tribal Training Programme and Convention at Badwani today.
CM Shri Chouhan said that overall development of tribals is one of the top priorities of the state government. He said that land ownership has been provided to 2 lakh 45 thousand tribals by providing them forest rights pattas. Shri Chouhan mentioned that college hostels will be opened in Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur to encourage higher education among the tribal community. Free coaching facilities at prestigious institutes of Delhi will be provided to the talented tribal children to participate in the national level competitive examinations beside free housing facility.
CM Shri Chouhan said that exemption from B. Ed. Qualification has been given to fill 7000 contractual teacher posts under tribal category in the state. The non B.Ed. degree holders tribal youths will be appointed on these posts and later on they will be provided B.Ed. training. CM Shri Chouhan said that a scheme worth Rs. 110 crore has been made to encourage organic farming to enable farmers to get fair price for organic produces.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that stern action will be taken against the usurers who recover exorbitant interest by providing loans to the poor tribals. He gave directives to the district administration to conduct a campaign and take legal action against such usurers.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste said that valuable minerals in abundance are available in the tribal region. The income generated from the minerals should be used to develop these areas. He expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for establishing Public Hero Tantya Bhil Memorial at Khargone and for dedicating Martyr Bhima Nayak Memorial at Dhaba Bavdi of Badwani district today. He mentioned that the Chief Minister has honoured the entire tribal community by honouring tribal public heroes.
CM Shri Chouhan made announcements to open new college and to make sports residential complex worth Rs. 15 crore at Pati block of Badwani district, Rs. 5 crore for development works in Badwani city and 2 crore rupees each to other nagar parishads of Badwani district. Shri Chouhan performed Kanya Poojan. He distributed citation certificates to the sarpanchs of the grampanchayats to make the village free of open defecation beside lap tops and citation letters to encourage cashless transactions under Sakhi Yojna.
Moreover Shri Chouhan also distributed citation letters for cent percent electrification, assistance towards studies in prestigious coaching institutes of Delhi, cheques worth Rs. 25 thousand each to panchayats for carrying out excellent work in the field of education, pattas under the Forest Right Act, approval letters under the Awas Sahayta Yojna and laptops to the children selected in the National Entrance Examinations.
MPs Shri Subhash Patel, Smt. Savitri Thakur, MLA Shri Bala Bachchan, Public Representatives and members of tribal community were present on the occasion.



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.



 
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