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All Gram Panchayats in state computerised
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 31, 2015
All 22 thousand 824 Gram Panchayats in the state have been computerised to develop villages as Smart Villages in the state.
Every Gram Panchayat has been provided equipments worth Rs. one lakh each including computer, printer, monitor, UPS, webcam and pen drive Training has also been imparted to Job Assistants in all Gram Panchayats. Computer literacy programmes are underway for Panchayat Secretaries and newly elected Panchayat representatives.
Campaign is on to connect all 22 thousand 824 Gram Panchayats with high speed internet. So far, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has connected 1822 Gram Panchayats with broadband facility. Besides, work is on to connect 6500 Gram Panchayats with broadband by Reltel.
Of these, 460 Gram Panchayats have already been connected. Reltel will provide this facility to 6500 Gram Panchayats by the end of current year. Bharat Broadband Network Limited is connecting 10 thousand 516 Gram Panchayats under 130 Janpad Panchayats with broadband facility.
So far, 13 thousand 325 km long PLB cables and 9455 km long OFC have been laid. Final testing of broadband facility has been cone in 626 Gram Panchayats. In the Gram Panchayats not having connectivity, mobile network and datacard are being used.
E-Panchayat Rooms
With availability of computer facility in Gram Panchayats as per concept of Smart Village, information is being regularly shared between Janpad and Zila Panchayats and state headquarters. Along with it, arrangement for E-Panchayat Room is also being made in every Gram Panchayat.
Such rooms are being constructed through traditional method at a cost of Rs. 3.81 lakh to Rs. 4.11 lakh each. Sarpanchs have been financial powers upto Rs. 15 lakh as a result of which E-Panchayat Rooms are being constructed speedily.
New buildings have been sanctioned for 1796 Gram Panchayats. These buildings will have E-Panchayat Rooms. Besides, E-Panchayat rooms are being constructed through PUFF methods in 862 building-less Gram Panchayats. Besides, E-Panchayat system is being run smoothly in the Panchayat buildings having adequate space.


Vande Mataram on September 1
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 31, 2015
National Song Vande Mataram will be recited in chorus on September 1, 2015 at 11am at
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park near Mantralaya.
Government servants of Vallabh Bhavan,
Satpura and Vindhyachal Bhavan will participate in it.
The programme is held on first working day of every month.


CM Shri Chouhan performs Bhumi Poojan of Jobat irrigation expansion project
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 28, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed Bhumi Poojan of the expansion project at village Waskel in Alirajpur district today. The project to be constructed by at a cost of Rs. 156 crore 58 lakh by Narmada Valley Development Authority will create 10 thousand hectare irritation potential.
The Chief Minister also dedicated a Rs. 19 crore 81 lakh project for supply of 27 lakh litres drinking water daily to Alirajpur city.
Announcements
At Waskel, the Chief Minister announced to link all Majra-Tolas of Alirajpur district with pucca roads and electricity lines in next 3 years, upgradation and increase in number of beds in sub-health centre to Nanpur Gram Panchayat, community hall and boundary of Mandi premises at Chhaktala Gram Panchayat, ashram shalas for boys and girls at village Fata and making available irrigation in 500 hectares again by renovating Vaigda lake and canals.
The Chief Minister said that the state government will bear fee of all reserved class students who get admission in engineering, medical, CLAT and IIT. The Chief Minister administered pledge to people to send their children to school regularly.
The Chief Minister said that in view of uneven land, pipelines will be laid to reach water to every field through lift irrigation scheme. Its beginning has been made with Bhumi Poojan of Maa Narmada Link Lift Irrigation Project and Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad micro irrigation expansion project.
In-charge minister of the district and Labour Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, MLA Shri Nagar Singh Chouhan, Zila Panchayat President Smt. Anita Chouhan and Principal Secretary NVDA Shri Rajneesh Vaish were also present.


Narmada water to be supplied to Jhabua and Thandla
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 28, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Narmada water will be supplied to Jhabua and Thandla areas. He directed officers to undertake survey and chalk out project for this at the earliest. He said that the state government will make available adequate funds. Shri Chouhan was addressing Antyodaya Mela at Thandla in Jhabua district today.
At the Mela, assistance worth Rs. 50 crore was given to over 47 thousand beneficiaries. MLAs Shri Kal Singh Bhabhar, Sushri Nirmala Bhuria and Shri Shantilal Bilawal were also present.
The Chief Minister announced development works costing over Rs. 83 crore for the district. Shri Chouhan informed about sanction of Rs. 13 crore drinking water scheme for Meghnagar Nagar Parishad. He announced Rs. 5 crore each for development works of Meghnagar and Thandla Nagar Parishads.
The Chief Minister said that a self-help groups’ convention will be held at Bhopal in September and October where experts will discuss their economic empowerment.
The Chief Minister said that the state government is committed to imparting quality education to students. Every student will be given smart phone. He said that every possible assistance will be given to tribal students to succeed in All India competitive exams. He announced to open colleges at Meghnagar and Ranapur.
The Chief Minister said that teaching of science subject will be introduced at Thandla government college in current year. Thandla bypass road will be constructed through villagers’ consensus.
The Chief Minister extended Raksha Bandhan greetings to women. He said that self-respect of women will be fully protected in the state. Women will be given 50 percent reservation in recruitment of teachers.
The Chief Minister dedicated and performed Bhumi Poojan of development works costing over Rs. 29 crore. The Chief Minister inaugurated Meghnagar and Thandla ITI. In-charge of the district Shri Antar Singh Arya was also present.


CM dedicates Rs. 215 crore works at Shivgarh in Ratlam
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 27, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated and performed Bhumi Poojan of construction works costing Rs. 215 crore 50 lakh and announced new works costing Rs. 45 crore at Antyodaya Mela at Shivgarh in Ratlam district today.
Shri Chouhan also symbolically distributed benefits to 29 thousand beneficiaries of Saadhikar Abhiyan.
The Chief Minister said that the poor have first right over government resources. The state government will formulate a new law through which every persons in the state will have his own house.
The Chief Minister said that Kisan Kalyan Kosh has been instituted to properly compensate loss to crops. This will rid farmers of insurance companies and they would get compensation timely.
He said that every Majra-Tola of Madhya Pradesh will be linked with roads during next 3 years. Shri Chouhan urged people to give gift policies under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna to their sisters on Raksha Bandhan.
The Chief Minister announced to open a government college at Bajna, upgrade Sailana college to post-graduation and Tappa tahasil at Shivgarh.
MP Shri Manohar Untwal, Mayor Dr. Sunita Yarde, MLAs Sarvshri Mathuralal Damar, Jitendra Gehlot, Dr. Rajendra Pandey, Smt. Nirmala Bhuria, Smt. Sangeeta Charel, Shri Chetanya Kashyap,
Chairman Madhya Pradesh State Finance Development Corporation Shri Himmat Kothari and Zila Panchayat President Shri Pramesh Maira were also present.


Cooks and Confectioners’ Mahapanchayat at CM House soon
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 27, 2015
Cooks and Confectioners’ Mahapanchayat will be convened at CM House soon. This was stated by CM Shri Chouhan while addressing a Rasoiya-Halwai Shramjeevi Kalyan Samiti’s State Convention at Ratlam today.
The Chief Minister said that cooks and confectioners give valuable service to society by preparing dishes and sweets. He said that Bhojandan is bigger than Annadan. Shri Chouhan extended Raksha Bandhan’s greetings to women.
Chairman of Madhya Pradesh State Finance Commission Shri Himmat Kothari and MLA Shri Chetanya Kashyap said that famous for its salty snacks and sweets, Ratlam’s cooks and confectioners have carved a distinct identity in Malwa region.
Shri Shyam Upadhyay urged for project to bring Narmada water to Ratlam. Former Chairman of Ratlam Development Authority Shri Vishnu Tripathi, Sushri Usha Thakur, Shri Nahar Singh Sisodiya, Shri Ram Sakla, Shri Lalluram Vohra and Shri Laxman Maharaj also spoke on the occasion.
MP Shri Manohar Untwal, Mayor Dr. Sunita Yarde, MLAs Sarvshri Mathuralal Damar, Jitendra Gehlot, Dr. Rajendra Pandey, Smt. Nirmala Bhuria, Zila Panchayat President Shri Pramesh Maira, State Convener of Rasoiya-Halwai Shramjeevi Kalyan Samiti Shri Dharma Guru,
State President Shri Ranchhod Vyas and other public representatives were also present.


Women’s empowerment mission of government
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 26, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that women’s empowerment is state government’s mission. Madhya Pradesh will be made ideal state in respect of women’s empowerment in the country. He said that a convention of women’s self-help group will be convened shortly. Shri Chouhan was addressing foundation laying ceremony of working women’s hostel costing Rs. 6 crore here today.
Extending greetings of Raksha-Bandhan to women, he urged people to provide benefits of insurance schemes as gift to sisters on this festival. He urged women to work towards eradication of malnutrition among children.
Describing the hostel as significant for working women, Shri Chouhan said that more working women’s hostels will be constructed if needed. Reiterating resolve to implement announcements made at Mahila Panchayat, maximum women’s empowerment works in the country have been made in Madhya Pradesh. In local bodies, women were given 50 percent reservation whereas 56 percent women were elected. He said that women’s empowerment will remain incomplete till reins of administration come in their hands. He directed the Chief Secretary to present proposal to given 33 percent reservation to women in police at the earliest.
Women & Child Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has placed women’s empowerment on top of his agenda. She informed that after Bhopal, such hostels will be constructed at Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur. Welcoming state government’s recent decision to provide special child care leave to women employees, she said that it is a gift of the Chief Minister to women. She informed that community leadership programme for women will also be started soon
Commissioner Women’s Empowerment Smt. Kalpana Shrivastava said that working women’s hostel is a Rakhi gift. He said that state’s women are moving ahead with self-respect and self-reliance. A documentary on women’s empowerment efforts in Madhya Pradesh was also screened. The Chief Minister also planted a sapling.
Government women employees welcomed Chief Minister’s decision to give special child care leave of 730 days to women government employees and expressed gratitude towards him.
Awards and honours
The Chief Minister felicitated the persons who have put in significant contribution in implementation of welfare schemes for women and children.


State government committed to promoting Hindi
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 26, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that speaking in mother tongue is a matter of pride for everyone. Hindi is our mother tongue and official language. The state government is committed to promoting it. He urged common people for maximum use of Hindi.
The Chief Minister was addressing people in connection with 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan at New Market here today. He said that India is the biggest consumer market in the world where most of people know Hindi.
People in other countries are also attracted towards Hindi and learning it. It is a matter of pride that 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan will be held at Bhopal from September 10 to 12. It would be an appropriate occasion to launch a mass campaign to promote Hindi.
The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, film actor Shri Amitabh Bachchan and Hindi lovers from country and abroad will participate in the Sammelan to be held in collaboration with Ministry of External Affairs. He said that we do not oppose any language but seek to promote Hindi along with other languages.
For this, a mass campaign will be launched in Madhya Pradesh.. Hindi Vishwavidyalaya has been opened in the state to promote Hindi through which education in Hindi medium can be pursued in medical and engineering courses.
The Chief Minister urged businessmen to display signboards and signages in Hindi. They should also make maximum use of Hindi in their routine work. He said that one can express his views in proper way through mother tongue.
Higher Education Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta said that Madhya Pradesh government is pioneer in welfare of the poor. He also urged people for maximum use of Hindi.
MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MLAs Shri Surendranath Singh and Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Bhopal Development Authority’s Chairman Shri Om Yadav, Chairman of Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, State BJP Vice President Shri Vijesh Lunawat, other public representatives and citizens were present.


Chairpersons of various corporations, commissions and authorities appointed
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 25, 2015
The state government has appointed Chairpersons of various corporations, commissions and authorities. Concerning departments have issued orders regarding appointments.

No

Name

Post

Commission, Corpration, Authority

1.

Shri Ramesh Sharma (Ujjain)

Chairperson

State Employees Welfare Committee

2.

Shri Banshi Lal Gurjar

Chairperson

MP State Farmers Welfare Commission

3.

Shri Om Yadav

Chairperson

Bhopal Development Authority

4.

Shri Vinod Mishra

Chairperson

Jabalpur Development Authority

5.

Shri Jagdish Agrawal

Chairperson

Ujjain Development Authority

6.

Shri Abhay Chouhdhary

Chairperson

Gwaior Development Authority

7.

Shri Rakesh Jadaun

Chairperson

Special Area Development Authority (Counter Magnet City) Gwalior

8.

Shri Ashwin Khare

Director

Marathi Academy

9.

Shri Shivraj Singh

Chairperson

State ST Finance and Development Corporation

10.

Shri Bhupendra Arya

Chairperson

MP State Scheduled Castes Commission

11.

Shri Narendra Marawi

Chairperson

MP State Scheduled Tribes Commission



I wish optimum investment for state’s prosperity
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 25, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met industrialists in Mumbai today and urged them for investment in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan said that he wishes optimum investment in Madhya Pradesh for state’s prosperity.
The Chief Minister met Japanese Consul General Shri Yoshiaki Ito and discussed Japan investment tour to be held in September, 2015. He expressed the wish for maximum industrial units in Indore, Ujjain and Ratlam.
He said that 1200 acre land has been reserved at Indore and 1100 acre area has been Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor at Ujjain for Japanese investors. He informed that apart from establishment of Sanchi Buddhist University, arrangements are also being made for sports like golf at Sanchi.
Shri Ito said that outstanding work has been done in Madhya Pradesh in soyabean and agriculture sector. He assured maximum cooperation to the state from Japanese government.
The Chief Minister met Mahindra and Mahindra Group’s Shri Anand Mahindra. He informed Shri Mahindra about encouraging results of river link project in the state.
Shri Mahindra wished to expand company’s two-wheeler industry in Madhya Pradesh. He assured to export fruits through his company Saboro. Shri Mahindra wished to construct houses for the poor. He said that he would also make available low interest loans.
The Chief Minister informed Reliance Group’s Shri Mukesh Ambani about Smart Village Scheme and sought his cooperation in technical assistant and 4-G broadband internet in Madhya Pradesh.
Shri Ambani accepted the offer. Shri Ambani proposed to economically empower small businessmen by giving Reliance brand name to them.
Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri S.K. Mishra and Principal Secretary Industries Shri Mohammad Suleman were also present.


Mass campaign for signages and signboards in Hindi from Today
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 25, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed to complete all preparations for Vishwa Hindi Sammelan within time-limit. The Sammelan will be held at Bhopal from September 10 to 12. Shri Chouhan reviewed preparations for it at a meeting here today.
The Chief Minister said that a mass campaign will be undertaken to ensure that all signages and signboards are in Hindi in view of Vishwa Hindi Sammelan. During it, the Chief Minister himself and public representatives will urge businessmen to install signboards in Hindi at their shops and establishments. The campaign will be conducted from August 25 to September 5. Campaign to beautify and further systemise Bhopal city will run side by side.
The Chief Minister said that that a positive message should spread through the Sammelan. The guests should get information about special features of Madhya Pradesh. All departments’ websites should be in Hindi also. Concerted arrangements should be made for guests from country and abroad. He reviewed arrangements related to lodging, transport, culture, tourism etc.
The meeting was informed that 40 Hindi scholars will also be felicitated at the Sammelan. University students will be deployed as contact officers for distinguished guests and participants. Union Department of Culture will present programme based on folk dances on the first day, Hindi ballet “Ath Hindi Katha” by Madhya Pradesh government on the second day and Indian Council for Cultural Relation will organise Kavi Sammelan on the third day.
Wi-fi facility will be available at Sammelan venue. Sight seeing facility to guests will be provided by Tourism Development Corporation. Hindi Gaan has been composed for the Sammelan. An exhibition will be put up at the venue by Tourism Department, Madhya Pradesh Madhyam, Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism, Atal Bihar Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya and External Affairs Ministry.
Higher Education Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MPs Shri Anil Dave and Shri Alok Sanjar, MLAs Sarvshri Vishwas Sarang, Surendranath Singh, Vishnu Khatri, Municipal Corporation Chairman Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, Shri Vijesh Lunawat, Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism Shri B.K. Kuthiyala, Vice Chancellor of Atal Bihar Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Prof.
Mohanlal Chheepa, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Commissioner Culture Shri Ajatshatru, Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan, Divisional Commissioner Shri S.B. Singh, IG Shri Yogesh Choudhary, Collector Shri Nishant Warwade, Deputy High Commissioner of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shri Ashok Kumar were present.


CM Shri Chouhan to perform Bhumi Poojan of Working Women’s Hostel on August 25
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 24, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will perform Bhumi Poojan of state’s 61st Working Women’s Hostel on August 25.
The function will be presided over by Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh.
Working Women’s Hostels are constructed to make available accommodation to women coming to cities after getting job.
In the series, the Chief Minister will perform Bhumi Poojan of 61st Working Women’s Hostel.
The building costing Rs. 6 core will accommodate about 100 working women. The building will be constructed on the premises of Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Second Bus Stop here.
Construction of the 2-storey building will be completed in 2 years.


Minister Shri Gaur expresses happiness over people’s praise for police
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 24, 2015
Home and Jail Minister Shri Babulal Gaur has expressed happiness over people’s praise for police. People have expressed wish to felicitate police for its dutifulness, sense of esponsibility and promptness.
With quickness and efficiency, the police has reunited boy Nishant Jhope with family safely after he had gone missing.
Shri Gaur visited residence of Shri Jhope at Saket Nagar here today where the police had handed back boy Nishant to family and presented the boy a bouquet.
Shri Gaur said that the police remained active from the date when Nishant Jhope had gone missing while going to school from Saket Nagar, acting swiftly on the tip-off to a police station of Raisen district about whereabouts of Nishant Jhope and handing back the boy to the family.
He said that people are lauding police for activeness.
Shri Gaur said that police officers and staff are ensuring people’s safety and control over crimes.
Shri Daljeet Singh and other residents of Saket Nagar informed Shri Gaur that they were cooperating with the police in the search operation and notices that some police officers had not even changed dress for last 3 days.
They remained engrossed in the drive constantly. Shri Gaur lauded media and people for cooperating with police.


9732 senior citizens to visit pilgrimage centres in September
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 22, 2015
Under Mukhyamantri Tirth-Darshan Yojana, 9,732 pilgrims will visit various centres of pilgrimage in September. Journeys will be held from September 3 to 27 in which domiciles of Madhya Pradesh over 60 years of age will be taken to Rameshwaram, Dwarka, Tirupathi and Puri.
A train under the scheme to Rameshwaram from Bhind district on September 3 will carry 220 pilgrims, Gwalior 267, Bhopal 311 and Raisen 175, train on September 5 will carry 160 pilgrims from Damoh, Panna 130, Jabalpur 318, Narsinghpur 140, Mandla 135 and 90 passengers from Dindori district, on September 6, 300 passengers from Indore, 180 Dhar, 120 Barwani, 80 Shajapur, 180 Chhindwara and 113 from Seoni district, on September 14, 280 pilgrims from Dewas, 357 Ujjain, 101 Agar-Malwa and 235 passengers from Sehore district, on September 20, 515 pilgrims from Tikamgarh district and 459 pilgrims from Katni district.
On September 22, 223 pilgrims from Neemuch district, 370 Mandsaur and 380 pilgrims from Ratlam district will visit Rameshwaram pilgrimage centre.
A train to Dwarka Dham from Burhanpur district on September 9 will carry 115 pilgrims from Burhanpur, 240 Khandwa, 343 Khargone and 235 pilgrims from Hoshangabad district. A train to Tirupathi carrying 975 persons is proposed from Datia district on September 11.
Similarly, a train on September 23 will carry 384 passengers from Shivpuri district, 140 Sheopur, 270 Guna and 180 passengers from Ashok Nagar district.
To Puri, a train will carry 972 pilgrims on September 14 including 254 from Bhopal district, 140 Raisen, 130 Hoshangabad, 268 Jabalpur, 110 Mandla and 70 pilgrims from Dindori district.


Optimum utilisation of land, water and energy should be ensured
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 22, 2015
In Smart City’s planning, optimum utilisation of land, water and energy should be ensured, stated State Election Commissioner Shri R. Parasuram at Smart City Conclave here today.
He said that identity of Bhopal should be of a Leafy Lake City. For this, adequate plantation should also be ensured in newly developed colonies.
Shri Parasuram said that population of the city is bound to rise. Comprehensive planning should be made to facilitate increasing population. Not only Central funds, state’s own resources should also be used fully.
Planning of Smart City should not remain confined to catering needs of only upper middle and middle classes. Full attention should be paid to demography. Land should be effectively managed. Final solution should be thrashed out for sanitation.
Transport facility should be available to every locality. He said that stress should be laid on leaving open spaces for social life and solving basic problems of the city. Proper transport facility should be available for visitors to Bhopal from nearby cities.
Shri Parasuram said that all measures should be adopted to make the city livable. He said that identifying own mistakes is not weakness, but strength. Shri Parasuram said that the more the city is clean, the more it will attract investment.
MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Katni Mayor Shri Shashank Shrivastava and Commissioner Bhopal Municipal Corporation Shri Tejaswi S. Nayak were also present.


Intensify drive to trace missing children
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 21, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has given strict directives to officers to further intensify drive to trace missing children. He directed to streamline children’s security arrangements and ensure concrete measures in right earnest and sensitiveness to reduce incidents of children’s disappearance.
The Chief Minister chaired a meeting in this regard at Mantralaya here today. Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa and DGP Shri Surendra Sinh were present.
The Chief Minister said that missing of children is a matter for concern. It should be taken with full seriousness. He directed to keep watch over suspicious persons at railway stations and bus stands.
Police should remain alert at every level. Drive to trace missing children should be intensified. It should also be ascertained whether some organised gang is active or not. He directed regular monitoring of Operation Muskan also.
The Chief Minister explicitly said that Supreme Court’s orders regarding this should be followed. Besides, better implementation of Juvenile Justice Act should also be ensured.
The Chief Secretary and DGP informed that the police is conducting drive to trace missing children in right earnest. They informed that most of the missing children have been traced. About 92 percent children have been traced.
To trace remaining missing children, intensive drive is being undertaken under Operation Muskan. Process to trace missing children has been intensified by contacting family members of missing children and information received from them.
For this a control room has also been set up at CID office. Besides, child helpline is functioning in 24 districts, which will be expanded to remaining district.
ACS Home Shri B.P. Singh, ADG CID Shri G.P. Singh, ADG Intelligence Shri Sarabjit Singh, ADG Women’s Crime Branch Smt. Aruna Mohan Rao, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Commissioner Women’s Empowerment Smt. Kalpana Shrivastava and other officers were also present.


State’s tourism to pulsate in veins of country’ heart
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 21, 2015
Madhya Pradesh is heartland of the country and now country’s tourism will also pulsate in the veins of country’s tourism. Along with cultural, historic, and religious heritages, Madhya Pradesh has also immense potential of tourism at these sites.
Through this summit, all tour operators should include Madhya Pradesh in their tour packages. People should be informed that Madhya Pradesh is unparalleled with immense tourism potential. Traffic arrangements have been improved to facilitate devotees likely to visit Simhastha. This was stated by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while inaugurating 31st summit of Indian Association of Tour Operators at Indore today.
The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh has immense tourism potential. Tourism gives employment to people of every section of society. He said that our focus is on tourism. Madhya Pradesh has come to the stage of take-off. We are ready to show our identity to the world. Tourism will be an effective tool to make India world guru. The Chief Minister said that 2015-16 is being celebrated as Tourism Year.
Union Minister of State Shri Mahesh Sharma said that during Madhya Pradesh visit, we feel as if we are visiting Mini India due to state’s diversity. Better works have been done in the state in tourism sector. During last 5 years, better schemes have been implemented to attract tourists to Madhya Pradesh. He said now India has become medical tourism hub in the country and people are coming to India for gaining health even from developed countries. Madhya Pradesh has immense tourism potential. To tap this, an action plan is under consideration to start international flights from major cities of Madhya Pradesh, which will give fillip to tourism, employment opportunities, new industries and will attract investment.
Minister of State for Tourism Shri Surendra Patwa said that Madhya Pradesh is unparalleled in the world from point of view of religion and history. Separate action plan is being chalked out for different areas in Madhya Pradesh and development of these areas is ensured keeping tourism potential in view.
Odisha’s Tourism and Culture Minister Shri Ashok Chandra Pandya also spoke on the occasion. Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation’s MD Shri Ashwini Lohani gave a presentation on Madhya Pradesh’s achievements and potential in tourism sector. President of Indian Association of Tour Operators Shri Subhash Goyal also spoke on the occasion.


Sacrifice of Shaheed Shri Soni to be always remembered
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 20, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that sacrifice of Shaheed Deputy Commandant Shri Manoj Soni for the country will always be remembered.
The state government will make every possible effort to perpetuate his memory.
The Chief Minister stated this while meeting the family of Shaheed Shri Manoj Soni here today.
He had attained martyrdom in crash of Dornier aircraft while on a surveillance flight.
The Chief Minister presented Rs. 10 lakh on behalf of state government to Shaheed’s family. He said that the state government stands by them.
It would be considered to chalk out a scheme named after Shaheed Shri Soni to train youths willing to join army.
Shaheed Shri Soni’s father Shri Radheshyam Soni, mother Smt. Kaushalya Soni, wife Smt. Amrita Soni and other family members were present.


Women’s health check-up campaign in every region of state
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 20, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that women’s health check-up campaign will be undertaken in every region of state. If diagnosed with serious diseases, women will be treated in major cities of the state and country at the cost of state government. He said that all recruitment tests in the state will be video-graphed to eliminate irregularities at any level. He said that free dialysis facility will be started in every district hospital of the state from January 26. All illegal colonies in the state will be regularized so their residents can get basic amenities. He said that the poor has first right on state’s exchequer.
The Chief Minister was responding to public reception after inaugurating and laying foundation stones of Rs. 1014.12 crore development works of 17 colonies regularized by municipal corporation at Ratlam today. Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh and State Finance Commission’s Chairman Shri Himmat Kothari were also present.
The Chief Minister said that no one will be left houseless in the state. A law will be formulated to provide plots for own house to every poor and middle income group family. He said that arrangements for food, clothes, house, education and medicines for the poor will be given legal form. He directed the municipal corporation not to dislocate any poor from his dwelling without making alternative arrangements.
The Chief Minister said that the state government will make available several facilities to ensure that state’s student succeed in All India exams. If students are selected in these exams, their fee will be paid by the state government so that their parents are not worried.
The Chief Minister said that Ratlam will be made a Smart City. He sanctioned Rs. 24 crore for drinking water, Rs. 25 for construction of nullah, Rs. 132 crore for sewerage system, Rs. 16 crore for collectorate building, Rs. 5 crore for infrastructure development works, Rs. 8 crore for construction of auditorium and Rs. 2.17 crore for construction of Mhow Road bus stand. He assured of every possible assistance for construction of over-bridge at Subhash Nagar, Namkeen Cluster and Gold Complex.
At public reception, the Chief Minister was felicitated with shawl, coconut and letter of citation. MP Shri Sudhir Gupta, MLAs Shri Chetanya Kashyap, Shri Mathuralal, Shri Rajendra Pandey, Shri Jitendra Gehlot and Smt. Sangeeta Charel were present.


Every poor person to have own house
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 19, 2015
The state government will give land to every poor family to construct own house. They will be made landlords. Through joint efforts, the Central and state governments will give houses to all the poor by year 2022. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was addressing Jan-Darshan Sankalp Samaroh at Maihar in Satna district today. Energy, Mineral Resources and PR Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla was also present.
The Chief Minister said that in the case of encroachment, no family will dislocated without making alternative arrangements. He said that government is making constant efforts to make agriculture profitable. Along with extending benefit of crop insurance scheme to farmers, the state government has also formulated new crop insurance policy for extending assured income to them. Very low premium will be given by farmers in this scheme.
The Chief Minister while referring to 3 priority insurance schemes of the Central government to enhance socio-economic security of women, said that all eligible women should be connected with the schemes.
The Chief Minister said that dialysis facility will be made available in maximum number of district hospitals by January 26. He said that the government has decided to also give scholarships to students belonging to poor families of general category.
CM gives gifts to Maihar
In accordance with memorandum presented by local MLA Shri Narayan Tripathi, the Chief Minister announced creation of sub tahasil offices at Maihars’ circles including Badera, Amdara and Nadan for development of Maihar city and nearby areas. Shri Chouhan announced to upgrade Maihar hospital from 30 beds to 160 beds and opening of government college at Amdara.
The Chief Minister announced Rs. 35 crore for overhead tanks, filter plant and annicut to meet drinking water arrangements in view of expansion of Maihar’s municipal limits, Rs. 50 lakh for power supply in villages adjoining Maihar and Rs. one crore for conservation of reservoirs and lakes.
Public Relations Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla said that under leadership of the Chief Minister, the state government is making committed efforts for development and removing poverty in the state. MP Shri Ganesh Singh, Maihar MLA Shri Narayan Tripathi also spoke on the occasion. District BJP President Shri Surendra Singh Baghel proposed a vote of thanks.
The Chief Minister had Darshan and performed Puja at Maa Sharda Devi Mandir.


Living only for society and country meaningful
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 19, 2015
Addressing school children on the premises of Krishi Upaj Mandi at Rehti in Sehore district today, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that life dedicated to society and country is meaningful.
The Chief Minister was addressing a function where free of cost copies were distributed to students of class VI to XII of all government schools in Budhni Vidhan Sabha constituency with courtesy of “Maa Sundar Devi Kalyan Samiti”. He said that children should respect parents.
The Chief Minister informed that “Sundar Devi Ashram” in memory of her late mother Smt. Sundar Devi is doing welfare work in Vidisha. “Maa Sundar Devi Kalyan Samiti” has been constituted under it, whose executive Chairperson is Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan. The committee will provide facilities in addition to those being provided in schools.
The Chief Minister also visited Salkanpur Dham along with wife and prayed for welafare of people and all-round development of the state.
Minister in-charge of the district Shri Rampal Singh, MARKFED Chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Sehore Zila Panchayat President Smt. Urmila Maretha, Rehti Nagar Parishad’s Chairperson Smt.
Sunita Chouhan, District BJP President Shri Raghunath Singh Bhati, former MLA Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Shri Guru Prasad Sharma, other public representatives and large number of school children were present.


CM Shri Chouhan participates in 3rd Sawari of Lord Shri Mahakaleshwar at Ujjain
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 18, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan participated in Sawari of Lord Shri Mahakaleshwar on 3rd Monday of Hindi month Shravan at Ujjain today. He walked bare-footed with other devotees.
He participated in the Sawari raising slogans in praise of Lord Bholenath. He was accompanied by wife Smt. Sadhana Singh.
The Chief Minister had Darshan at Shri Mahakaleshwar Mandir. During Darshan, he ensured that no inconvenience is caused to other devotees. After Darshan, he acknowledged people’s greetings.
At outset of the Sawari, Shri Chouhan along with his wife performed Pooja at Lord Chandramauleshwar’s Sabha Mandap near Chandi Gate of Mahakal Mandir.
Later, amidst beat of drums, chimes of cymbals and slogans in praise of Lord Mahakal, the Chief Minister shouldered Lord Shri Chandramauleshwar’s palanquin.
Walking with the palanquin, the Chief Minister reached Ramghat on foot.
There, he performed Abhishek of Lord Shri Chandramauleshwar with Narmada water and performed worship. Shri Chouhan met Mahant Shri Prakash Puri at Mahakaleshwar Mandir.
He discussed arrangements with him. Mahant Shri Puri informed the CM about drinking water problem near Juna Mahakal in Mahakaleshwar Mandir.
The Chief Minister directed Collector to make adequate water available.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by MP Dr. Chintamani Malviya, MLAs Dr. Mohan Yadav and Shri Anil Firojia.


MP to be first state to frame law for houses to poor
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 18, 2015
Madhya Pradesh will be first state to frame a law to ensure that no poor person is without his own house. The law will provide that no poor person should be dislocated without making alternative arrangements. This was directed by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a high level meeting here today.
“Gareeb Kalyan Varsh” will be observed from September 25 next to mark birth anniversary of late Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay. During the year, various pro-poor schemes will be reviewed, suitably improved and new schemes will be launched. The state government will present its report card before the people between October 29 and November 29. For this, programmes will be held at village, development block, district and state level. Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa and DGP Shri Surendra Sinh were also present.
The Chief Minister said that all departments should chalk out action plans to implement announcements made by him at the main function on Independence Day. Availability from Bhudan Andolan and surplus ceiling land in the state should be reviewed and scheme should be chalked out to distribute such land to small and marginal farmers. Land Reforms Commission should be constituted soon. Process should be started to set up fast track courts for quick disposal of poor persons’ land disputes.
All signboards at Bhopal to be in Hindi
The Chief Minister directed to complete within the time limit, all preparations for Vishwa Hindi Sammelan to be held at Bhopal from September 10 to 12 next. He said that a campaign should be launched with people’s cooperation to ensure that all signboards at Bhopal are in Hindi. All information and directions should also be given in Hindi during Hindi Sammelan. All Principal Secretaries should get documented best practices of their respective departments.
Water Resources, Narmada Valley Development, Rural Development and Forest departments should chalk out strategy to increase irrigation capacity to 60 lakh hectares during next 10 years. Process to give 10 percent loan subsidy to farmers on purchase of seeds and fertilisers and formulation of Crop Insurance Scheme should be completed at the earliest. Process should be continued to give pattas to forest dwellers eligible under Forest Rights Act. Process should be started to withdraw petty court cases pending against forest dwellers for long.
Dialysis facility in all district hospitals
Dialysis facility should be made available in all government district hospitals by January 26 next. Women’s heath check-up campaign should be monitored constantly. If disease is diagnosed in preliminary check-up, arrangements for treatment should be made. Income limit for giving scholarship to students of poor general category families should be enhanced. Along with SC and ST, students of poor general category should also be extended assistance on passing All-India competitive exams. Smart phones should be given to students taking admission in colleges. Women should be given 33 percent reservation in police recruitment.
State’s Smart Villages to be example for country
All big and medium cities in the state should be made Smart Cities by providing all basic amenities there. State’s villages should be developed as Smart Villages with availability of power, water, roads, facilities of health and sanitation. Smart villages of the state should be an example for entire country. Dial 100 Scheme for better law and order should be launched from November 1. Arrangements for women police personnel should be made in police stations for action in cases pertaining to women.
Agriculture Department should undertake action on a war footing to save soybean crops from caterpillars. Preparations for Simhastha and ideological seminars to be held during it should be made within prescribed time-limit. The Chief Minister will himself visit Nasik Kumbh next month to invite Akhadas in Simhastha.
Departments’ annual action plans on website
The Chief Minister said that all ministers have reviewed works costing upto Rs. 50 lakh in the districts under their respective charge. Principal Secretaries and heads of departments of all departments should act as per their reports. He said that on the basis of feedback received from entire state, he would send information to Principal Secretaries of concerning departments every week. On its basis, administration should be streamlined down to the lowest level and strict action taken against the guilty.
Immediate action should be taken against government servants found guilty in Lokayukta cases. Priority of development works should be ascertained as per Vision Document prepared by MLAs. All departments should upload their action plans on departmental websites. Departments should simplify various procedures.
Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of all departments attended the meeting.


Veerangana Avanti Bai pride of country: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 17, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Veerangana Rani Avanti Bai is pride of the country.
She sacrificed everything for the country.
The Chief Minister garlanded her statue at Mata Mandir crossing and paid tributes to her on her birth anniversary.
The Chief Minister said that Rani Avanti Bai did not accept shackles of slavery and fought against the British till her last breath..
Her sacrifice will always be remembered.
MP Shri Mukesh Rajput, MLAs Shri Vishwas Sarang, Shri Kok Singh Narwaria,
other public representatives and people were also present.


Living only for society and country meaningful
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 17, 2015
Addressing school children on the premises of Krishi Upaj Mandi at Rehti in Sehore district today, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that life dedicated to society and country is meaningful.
The Chief Minister was addressing a function where free of cost copies were distributed to students of class VI to XII of all government schools in Budhni Vidhan Sabha constituency with courtesy of “Maa Sundar Devi Kalyan Samiti”.
He said that children should respect parents. The Chief Minister informed that “Sundar Devi Ashram” in memory of her late mother Smt. Sundar Devi is doing welfare work in Vidisha.
“Maa Sundar Devi Kalyan Samiti” has been constituted under it, whose executive Chairperson is Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan. The committee will provide facilities in addition to those being provided in schools.
The Chief Minister also visited Salkanpur Dham along with wife and prayed for welafare of people and all-round development of the state.
Minister in-charge of the district Shri Rampal Singh, MARKFED Chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Sehore Zila Panchayat President Smt. Urmila Maretha, Rehti Nagar Parishad’s Chairperson Smt. Sunita Chouhan, District BJP President Shri Raghunath Singh Bhati,
former MLA Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Shri Guru Prasad Sharma, other public representatives and large number of school children were present.


Every house-less tribal to be provided house in state by year 2020
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 14, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that every house-less tribal will be provided a house by year 2020. He said that after villages, every Majra-Tola will also be supplied 24X7 power by laying lines. The Chief Minister was addressing a tribal farmers’ convention at Sondwa after performing Bhumi Poojan of Rs. 582 crore Narmada Link Alirajpur lift irrigation project at Jhandana in Alirajpur today.
Panchayats & Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava and minister in-charge of district Shri Antar Singh Arya were also present.
The Chief Minister said that Rs. 100 crore will be spent on development of Alirajpur district, which would improve fortunues and image of the district. Referring to progress of farmers, the Chief Minister said that farmers in the state can now repay 90 percent of the loan taken by them. The Chief Minister said that Rs. 582 crore will be spent on construction of Narmada Link Alirajpur lift irrigation project.
It will irrigate 55 thousand hectares. Following start of the project, tribals in the district will not have to migrate to other areas for employment. He directed officers to complete the project within 2 years.
The Chief Minister announced to open a college at Sondwa, upgrade high school at Walpur to higher secondary school, develop ghats and construct hotels to develop confluence of Narmada and Hathini rivers as a tourist destination. The Chief Minister also administered a pledge to tribals to keep their houses, villages and city clean. He urged villagers to construct toilets in their houses.
First irrigation scheme of tribal area
Under the project, 10 cumec Narmada water will be obtained at the confluence of Narmada and Hathini rivers near Roligaon and lifted to a height of 240 metres and supplied through 46 km long rising main, 120 km long gravity main and about 346 km long minor and sub minor district system. Farmers having upto 2 and half hectares will be given connections from it enabling them to irrigate their fields directly through drips and sprinklers.
This is first project in the tribal area under which they will get irrigation pipeline upto their fields. MLAs Shri Nagar Singh Chouhan, Shri Madho Singh Dawar, Shri Shantilal Bilwal, Shri Kalsingh Bhabar, Sushri Nirmala Bhuria were also present.


Committee for technical assessment of Amrut Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 14, 2015
The state government has constituted state level technical committee for technical assessment of project report of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Commissioner-cum-Secretary Urban Development will head the committee.
The members will include Secretaries of Revenue and Finance departments, Commissioner Town & Country Planning, MD of Central Region Power Distribution Company, Engineer-in-Chief Water Resources, Additional Commissioner Urban Development, Additional Director Finance, CPHEEO and a representative of Union Urban Development Ministry. Engineer-in-Chief of Directorate of Urban Development will be Member-Secretary of the committee.
The committee will endorse technical norms. It will also endorse area of the project, objectives and final works, internal benchmarks, decisive basic norms/tender/documents/assessment, payments etc.
The committee will prepare DPR in concerning urban area as per norms of Union Urban Development Ministry and ensure its implementation. The committee will also ensure that projects remain safe in case of natural disasters. In its design, disaster safety engineering and structural norms should be included.
While giving technical sanction, it would be ensured that contingency fund or cost escalation estimates are included in it.
All JNNURM technical and fiscal norms will be adhered to while chalking out estimates, project’s technique, tender sanction, extension etc.


Government to share half of interest on home loans to poor
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 13, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave possession of pucca houses to the urban poor by handing over keys of houses to them in 12 Number area here today. Shri Chouhan announced to name the residential complex after late Shri Kushabhau Thakre. The Chief Minister said that the government will bear 5 percent on interest on loan taken by beneficiaries to who have obtained loan at 10 percent interest rate to pay their share of cost of house. Due to it, their monthly loan installment will come down to Rs. 900 from Rs. 1200.
He said that donors will also be included in the list of beneficiaries. No poor person will be without roof. He also announced to open primary and middle schools in the complex.
Directing for early completion of under construction houses, Shri Chouhan said that strict action will be taken against the contractors who delay the work. He directed to ensure sanitation and constitution of residents association for better management of the complex. The association will work in tandem with the government. He said that strict action will be taken against Jhuggi mafia.
Shri Chouhan said that 50 thousand houses for the urban poor will be constructed at Bhopal and 5 lakh in the state. Patta of land will be given to the urban poor who are residing on a land possessed by for over a year
The Chief Minister said that the poor need not worry about housing and education. Paucity of funds will not be allowed to impede education. Poor children have right to education and good jobs. He administered oath to residents to educate children and keep complex clean. He expressed gratitude to those who helped the poor obtain houses.
MLA Shri Surendranath Singh said that campaign is underway to make Bhopal slum-free under leadership of the Chief Minister. Mayor Shri Alok Sharma said in the welcome address that beginning has been made to give houses to every poor person. He assured of every possible cooperation to fulfill Chief Minister’s resolve to provide house to every poor person.
Municipal Corporation Commissioner Shri Tejaswi Nayak, Bhopal Collector Shri Nishant Warwade, local corporator, Commissioner Urban Development Shri Vivek Agrawal, bank representatives and large number of family members of beneficiaries were present. Chairman of Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan proposed a vote of thanks.


Alirajpur district on threshold of Green Revolution
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 13, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken unprecedented initiative to give a strong base of development to Alirajpur district grappling with problems of scanty rainfall and lack of irrigation facilities.
The Chief Minister will lay foundation stone of Maa Narmada Link Alirajpur Lift Irrigation Project aiming to irrigate 55 thousand hectares annually in the district. The government has sanctioned Rs. 582 crore 80 lakh for the project to be constructed by Narmada Valley Development Authority.
Guests
MP Shri Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan, Labour Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya and Minister of State for Narmada Valley Development Shri Antar Singh Arya will be distinguished guests.
MLAs Shri Nagar Singh Chouhan, Shri Madho Singh Dawar, Shri Shantilal Bilwal, Sushri Nirmala Bhuria, Shri Kal Singh Bhabar, Alirajpur Zila Panchayat President Smt. Anita Chouhan and Jhabua Zila Panchayat President Smt. Kalawati Bhuria will be special guests.
Alirajpur is getting this bonanza as a result of Chief Minister’s action plan to supply Narmada water to the regions lacking irrigation due to geographical situation. Under the project, 10 cumec Narmada water will be obtained at the confluence of Narmada and Hathini rivers near Roligaon and lifted to a height of 240 metres and supplied through 46 km long rising main, 120 km long gravity main and about 346 km long minor and sub minor district system.
Farmers having upto 2 and half hectares will be given connections from it enabling them to irrigate their fields directly through drips and sprinklers. This is first project in the tribal area under which they will get irrigation pipeline upto their fields. Earlier, connection was given to farmers having upto 40 hectares. Arrangements have been made for the first time to supply irrigation water upto fields.
It is noteworthy that agriculture is the main occupation of people in Alirajpur district which came into existence in year 2008 after being separated from Jhabua district. The district has total one lakh 75 thousand hectares irrigable land. At present, only 36 thousand hectares are irrigated through wells, small water bodies etc. On completion, the project will benefit 46 villages of Sondwa, Alirajpur, Jobat, Bhabhra and Katthiwara tahasils. Farmers will be able to take 3 crops in 2 years.
Due to 35 thousand hectare potential of the project, total annual irrigate area in the district will rise to 55 thousand hectares. Through drips/sprinklers water will be used in a judicious and better way. Narmada Valley Development Authority has set a target to complete the project in 36 months. After Bhumi Poojan of the project at village Jhandana, the Chief Minister will also take part in tribal farmers convention at Sondwa.


Experts laud wildlife protection in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 12, 2015
Noted wildlife experts have lavished praise for success achieved by Madhya Pradesh in wildlife protection, specially conservation of tigers, vultures and reindeer. The experts attending 12th meeting of Madhya Pradesh State Wildlife Board and its members also praised leadership and commitment of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan to wildlife protection.
The Chief Minister said that along with wildlife protection, livelihoods of forest dwellers is also necessary. The Chief Minister said the better wildlife management has led to rise in their number. The government is totally committed to protecting wildlife and their habitats. He said that views and suggestion of wildlife experts will be included in policy directives.
The meeting was informed that number of State Animal Reindeer had dwindled to 60 in recent past. Due to better management, their number has risen to 600 now. During current year, 7 reindeer have been translocated to Van Vihar, Bhopal from Kanha tiger reserve. Similarly, a tiger and tigress from Bandhavgarh were translocated to Satpura tiger reserve. Antelopes have also been rehabilitated without any harm. Experts described increase in number of tigers in Panna from 0 to 30 as unprecedented. The Chief Minister congratulated department’s staff connected with wildlife protection.
Wildlife expert and Board’s member Sushri Belinda Wright informed that Panna’s tiger conservation is a talk of the town even in Kazakhstan and Cambodia. Panna has now attained status of an international level wildlife conservation school.
Declaring Panna National Park as winner for year 2015, American company Trippadvisor has conferred a certificate of excellence to it. Similarly, Travel Operators for Tigers have given status of best wildlife destination to Satpura tiger reserve.
The Chief Minister released a colourful illustrated book on vulture conservation in Panna National Park. It has been authored by photographer Shri Bhalu Monde and Shri Abhilash Khandekar. The Chief Minister also released photographs of tigers.
Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, MLAs Shri Sudarshan Gupta, Smt. Shashi Thakur and Shri Nagendra Singh, Principal Secretary Forests Shri A.P Shrivastava, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Shri Ravi Shrivastava, Board’s member Dr. H.S. Pabla, Shri Ranjit Singh of Wildlife Trust of India, Sushri Belinda Wright, Dr. Surendra Tiwari and other board members and Principal Secretaries of concerning departments attended the meeting.


Phased Gram Sabhas from August 15
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 12, 2015
Phased Gram Sabhas will be held in every Gram Panchayat in the state from Independence Day August 15. Information about Gram Sabhas will be displayed at Gram Panchayat offices’ notice boards and all important public places. Discussions will be held and decisions taken on 50 issues of public welfare.
Panchayats, Rural Development and Social Justice Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava has directed to ensure video-graphy of entire Gram Sabha proceedings. Only elected representatives and not husbands of panchs and sarpanch will participate in Gram Sabhas.
During Gram Sabhas, information about various welfare schemes of the state government will be displayed at Gram Panchayat offices’ notice boards. Gram Sabha will discuss formation of standing committee, cash fund and process to run it. Lists of all eligible beneficiaries of concerning Gram Panchayat will be read out and endorsed. Discussions will be held on self-taxation and ways to increase revenue of Gram Panchayats.
The Gram Sabhas will discuss to ensure arrangements for completion of various ongoing works, Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan, mid-day meal programme, Integrated Water Sector Restructuring Programme, implementation of MNREGA and payment of pending wages and ensure one-account system in Panchayats.
Saplings will also be planted under plantation programme and Hariyali Chunari Abhiyan. Programmes will be monitored in accordance with decisions taken during Krishi and Van Mahotsav. Mass resolve will be taken at Gram Sabhas to rid villages of practice of open-area defecation.
Gram Sabhas will discuss quality of education in schools under Gram Panchayats, teaching as per academic calendar, enrolment of cent percent children of 6 to 14 years of age in schools and their regular attendance. Information will be given about Sneh Shivirs to be held at Gram Panchayat level to remove malnutrition among children and improve nutrition level of extremely underweight children.
Community will be motivated to monitor improvement of nutrition level of extremely underweight children. Discussions will also be held to extend benefits of government schemes to families of such children.
Information will be given about vaccination and availability of nutritious diet and medicines for pregnant women and children and improvement in their food habits. Awareness will be created on issues pertaining to harassment of women.


Power distribution companies collect Rs. 1500 crore revenue in July
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 11, 2015
All 3 power distribution companies of Madhya Pradesh including Eastern Region,
Central Region and Western Region companies have collected revenue worth Rs. 1559 crore 63 lakh during July.
Intensive drive to recover outstanding dues from electricity defaulters is going strong in the state and strict action is being taken against them.
Western Region Company collected revenue worth Rs. 561 crore 95 lakh, Eastern Company Rs. 511 core 88 lakh and Central Region Company collected revenue worth Rs. 485 crore 80 lakh in July.
From April to July, the companies have collected revenue worth Rs. 5579 crore 72 lakh,
which is Rs. 466 crore 5 lakh more than revenue collected during the period under review last year.


Madhya Pradesh’s 4 freedom fighters felicitated at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 11, 2015
On 73rd anniversary of Quit India Movement,
President Dr. Pranav Mukherjee felicitated freedom fighters at the “at home” programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on August 9.
These included :
Shri Ramesh Chandra Saini (Hoshangabad)
Shri Halku Prasad Verma (Narsinghpur)
Shri Bhagwan Das Dube (Tikamgarh)
Shri Ram Prasad Pathak (Balaghat).


Horticulture and Flower Festival from Today
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 10, 2015
Horticulture and Flower Festival will be held from August 10 in Madhya Pradesh. The state level function will be held at Rose Park, Bhopal at 11 am.
Horticulture Minister Sushri Kusum Mahdele and Mayor Shri Alok Sharma will participate in it. Plantation programme will continue in entire state till February 2016.
Meanwhile, 15 lakh saplings of fruits and one crore of flowers will be distributed in all districts of the state. Food processing will also begin at Rose Park on the day of festival, which would be later expanded to all parks.
The festival will be held under Horticulture Golden Revolution Campaign. During it, saplings of various species will be planted at 7 nurseries each of Bhopal and Pachmarhi and all 307 nurseries in the state, government schools, colleges, hospitals and vacant land of offices. Plantation will be undertaken with the cooperation of collectors, municipal corporations/Nagar Palikas.
Public representatives etc. will take part in the festival. Saplings of flowers will be planted from Raja Bhoj airport to Polytechnic crossing in Bhopal.
About 2 lakh saplings of flowers will be grown in Government Model Nursery.
In nurseries of district headquarters, minimum 20 thousand saplings of flower plants will be grown and distributed every month. Seedlings of 2 lakh flower plants will be prepared at Kana Saiyan Model Nursery at Bhopal.
Saplings of fruit and flower plants will be distributed at 50 centres at Bhopal on the day of the festival. Government Rose Park and Park Number-1 will be kept open for public on the day.
Training session will also be launched at Fruit and Vegetable Training Centre the same day.


Net metring to promote rooftop solar power plants
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 10, 2015
Drafting of net metering policy and rules to promote solar power generation by setting up plants at rooftops and other vacant places on the premises of offices of government, institutions, industries and private sector is in the final phase.
For this, Energy Development Corporation has been appointed as nodal agency.
After implementation of the policy, any user or institution can connect power generated in the premises with grid of Power Distribution Company under net metring.
Export metres will be installed for exporting power to the grid and import metres to gauge consumption of power by the grid. Consumer will have facility to submit bills in accordance with difference in counting of both the metres.
After consuming power for its requirement, an institution or user can export surplus power from his plant to the grid.
Entire power generated during holidays in institutional sector can be exported to the grid.


Queries of service providers to be answered in video-conferencing today
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 8, 2015
In the state, e-Stamping and e-Registration has been made mandatory in all Sub Registrar offices since August 1.
In this regard, training for e-registration was imparted to service providers in the districts.
Now, a video-conferencing will be held for the service providers who wish to know more about e-Registration process and reply to their queries on August 8 from 10.30 am to 6 pm through video-conferencing room of NIC here.
Video-conferencing will be held in 3 batches. The first batch will be held from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, second from 12.30 to 2.30 pm and third batch 3.30 to 5.30 pm.
The service providers can give application to District Registrar for training again to alley their apprehensions about e-Registration in the video-conferencing.
Questions for video-conferencing may be sent in advance to e-mail ID qsampada@gmail.com.
Besides, any other information regarding e-Stamping and e-Registration may also be obtained at department’s helpdesk numbers 2573842, 2573843, 2573844 and 2572852.


MP much ahead of other states in construction of toilets in schools
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 8, 2015
Central government has lauded Madhya Pradesh for progress in implementation of drive to construct toilets in schools. Cabinet Secretary Shri P.K. Sinha sought information in this regard from Chief Secretaries of various states through video-conferencing today
Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa informed that additional toilets have been constructed in schools this year due to increased enrollment. Progress of Madhya Pradesh is comparatively better among big states.
Along with year 2013-14, works prescribed for year 2014-15 have also been completed within 3 months.
The CS informed the Cabinet Secretary against the target of construction of 33 thousand 202 toilets given by the Central government, 32 thousand 654 toilets have been constructed.
Remaining 500 toilets in state’s schools will be completed within 3 months. The Cabinet Secretary congratulated on excellent work done in Madhya Pradesh. ACS School Education Shri S.R. Mohanthy was also present. It is noteworthy that all toilets constructed in Madhya Pradesh are permanent ones. In the state, about 25 thousand additional toilets have been constructed.
These toilets were constructed in June itself. With this, total 58 thousand toilets have been constructed in schools of the state.


Process of equitable mortgage documents under Sampada e-Registration
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 7, 2015
E-Registration has become mandatory from August 1, 2015 in Madhya Pradesh. Inspector General Registration has clarified about execution of equitable mortgage documents in favour of banks etc. in the context of e-Registration.
First option will be preparation of documents of equitable mortgage under Sampada application and then get it e-registered. In this situation, stamp duty payable on these documents can be paid through e-Stamping.
It is noteworthy that fee of only Rs. 1000 has been prescribed for e-Registration of documents of equitable mortgage. Registration fee can also be paid online through “Sampada”.
Second option is that documents of equitable mortgage should be written on blank paper, stamp duty deposited in concerning bank and certified by Sub Registrar or the document showing amount is got franked.
After it, a declaration as per legal provisions pertaining to the document should be filed in Sub Registrar’s office. Franking machines have also been made available to Sub Registrar offices at district headquarters.


CM Shri Chouhan participates in Parthiv Shivling Nirman and Mahayagya at Chhatarpur
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 7, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife participated in 107th
Sawa Karor Parthiv Shivling Nirman and Rudrabhishek Mahayagya being performed by Pandit Dev Prabhakar Shastri “Daddaji” at Chhatarpur today.
The Chief Minister performed Pooja.
He was accompanied by Heath and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra.


CM Shri Chouhan apprises Railway Minister Shri Prabhu of rail accident, rescue and relief
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 6, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha here today and informed about relief and rescue operations following Harda train accident.
It is noteworthy that canceling all his pre-scheduled programmes today, the Chief Minister along with Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa and DGP Shri Surendra Sinh visited the accident spot this morning. Drenching in rains, he took stock of relief and rescue operations. Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha arrived at Bhopal from Delhi, but could not reach Harda due to heavy rains and inclement weather.
The Chief Minister informed Shri Prabhu that as soon as information about accident was received, state’s disaster relief teams, members of National Disaster Relief Force and a team of higher railway officers were rushed to the spot by 12.30 am. Collectors of Harda, Hoshangabad and Khandwa were also asked to reach the spot immediately. Shri Chouhan said that people of villages near the accident spot were also awakened and urged to rush to help out people affected by the accident. They also joined in relief and rescue operations. Administrative officers of Harda, Hoshangabad and Khandwa districts reached the spot on board a railway engine. Meanwhile, army rescue team was also alerted.
Shri Chouhan informed that a number of people could be rescued due to immediate operations even though the accident was very massive. Shri Chouhan informed Railway Minister that till 4.30 pm, 28 persons were reported killed in the accident. Of these, 11 have been identified and their post-mortem performed at Harda. Bodies will be handed over to family members for last rites. Unidentified bodies are being brought to Bhopal’s Gandhi Medical College and would be handed over to their relatives once identified. The Chief Minister said that the rain fury was unexpected and beyond imagination. Every possible effort has been made to save people through better coordination between railway administration and local administration.
The Chief Minister expressed gratitude towards people of villages near the accident spot who rushed to the spot immediately and saved lives of many people.
Railway Minister Shri Prabhu said that prima facie reason behind the accident appears to be unimaginable natural disaster. Everything possible through human efforts was done. Lauding Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and state’s administrative machinery, he said that lives of a number of people were saved due to prompt relief and rescue operations. He said that the state government has done laudable work. He prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss. Shri Prabhu said that damaged railway track will be repaired and traffic restored at the earliest. Railway Ministry will extend every possible assistance to the injured.
Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa and DGP Shri Surendra Sinh were also present.


Every possible assistance to affected people
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 6, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited the spot of train accident at Machak culvert near Harda today. He said that the accident is tragic. The government will extend every possible assistance to affected persons.
The Chief Minister reached Harda this morning and visited train accident spot near village Machak. He took stock of the situation and sought information about assistance being given to the injured and kin of those killed in the accident.
He praised people from nearby villages for their gesture to help out the affected people. He said that those who extended assistance today will be felicitated on August 15.
He said that teams of district administration, NDRF and SDRF had rushed to the accident site soon after receiving information due to which affected persons could get relief quickly.
Shri Chouhan informed that it has been decided to give relief of Rs. 2 lakh each to next of kin of deceased, Rs. 50 thousand to serious injured and Rs. 10 thousand to other injured persons.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, CS Shri Anthony de Sa and local MLA.


CM Shri Chouhan grieved at rail accident near Harda
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 5, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over the train accident at Machak river in Harda district where 21 coaches of Kamayani Express and Janata Express derailed.
The Chief Minister has announced ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to next of kin of deceased, Rs. 50 thousand to those seriously injured and Rs. 10 thousand each to the injured.
Shri Chouhan has directed to provide proper treatment to the injured.


Specialities of state should be publicised in world to boost tourism
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 5, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that specialities of the state should be publicised throughout the world to promote tourism. This will attract people of the country and world towards Madhya Pradesh. He directed Tourism Department to chalk out an action plan for this.
Reviewing activities under Tourism Year in the state, the Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh has beautiful jungles, national parks, unmatched grandeur, archaeological sites and rich heritage tourism. These should be publicised in the country and world. Due to this, Madhya Pradesh’s attraction will emerge at international level and increase interest of foreign tourists.
The Chief Minister said that tourism activities and features of the state should be advertised in both the country and abroad. Besides, Simhastha should also be branded properly so that state’s tourism and the mega event is discussed in the country and world. He said that a mega event should be held before Simhastha.
The Chief Minister directed Tourism Department to preserve Minto Hall, the Old Vidhan Sabha building. He said that this historic building should be converted to convention centre. The Chief Minister also apprised himself of preparations for Vishwa Hindi Sammelan.
Works and activities under Tourism Year were also reviewed. It was informed that Tourism Year was launched on April 14, 2015. Various programmes are being held under the Year to promote tourism.
Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Tourism Smt. Veera Rana, Secretary to CM Shri Hari Ranjan Rao, MD of Tourism Development Corporation Shri Ashwini Lohani etc. attended the meeting.


Opportune time for re-awakening of India under guidance of PM Shri Modi
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 5, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged youths to contribute their mite in re-awakening of the nation. He said that India has glorious history and ancient civilization.
Universities like Nalanda and Taxila were in existence in the ancient times when Western countries were in primitive stage.
Shri Chouhan flagged off Mass Awakening Campaign and Punarjagaran Yatra of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Madhya Pradesh for making youths partners in country’s development here today. The Yatra will visit villages in the state and make youths realise their duty and responsibilities towards nation.
Shri Chouhan informed that the state government is implementing 5 schemes for social and cultural re-awakening including Water Conservation, Beti Bachao, plantation, Swachchh Bharat and School Chalen Hum Abhiyan.
He urged Nehru Yuva Kendra to give guidance to these campaigns also. Revolutionary changes can be brought about if society and government work in tandem. He said that it is an opportune time for re-awakening of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Describing PM Shri Modi as a visionary, he said that all Central schemes are unique. He urged youths to ensure that benefits of these schemes are extended to lowest strata of society. He said that lacunae coming to fore during implementation at lowest level will be rectified in time.
National President of Nehru Yuva Kendra Shri B.D. Sharma informed that the Yatras started from 4 places in the country will culminate at Mathura on September 25, the birth anniversary of propounder of Ekatma Manavwad Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay.
Over 12 thousand youths will converge on Mathura from the country. He threw light on outlines of Punarjagaran Yatra. Shri Vijesh Lunawat and Dr. Sunil Bansal were also present.


Horticulture and Flower Festival in MP on August 10
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 4, 2015
Horticulture and Flower Festival will be held on August 10 in Madhya Pradesh. The main function will be held at Rose Park, Bhopal at 11 am.
Horticulture Minister Sushri Kusum Mahdele and Mayor Shri Alok Sharma will participate in it. Plantation programme will continue in entire state till February 2016. Meanwhile, 15 lakh saplings of fruits and one crore of flowers will be distributed in all districts of the state.
This was informed by Principal Secretary Horticulture Shri Praveer Krishna here today. He informed that food processing will also begin at Rose Park on the day of festival, which would be later expanded to all parks.
Shri Praveer Krishna informed that the festival will be held under Horticulture Golden Revolution Campaign. During it, saplings of various species will be planted at nurseries each of Bhopal and Pachmarhi and all 307 nurseries in the state, government schools, colleges, hospitals and vacant land of offices. Plantation will be undertaken with the cooperation of collectors, municipal corporations/Nagar Palikas.
Public representatives etc. will take part in the festival. Saplings of flowers will be planted from Raja Bhoj airport to Polytechnic crossing in Bhopal. About 2 lakh saplings of flowerx will be grown in Government Model Nursery.
In nurseries of district headquarters, minimum 20 thousand saplings of flower plants will be grown and distributed every month. Seedlings of 2 lakh flower plants will be prepared at Kana Saiyan Model Nursery at Bhopal.
The Principal Secretary informed that saplings of fruit and flower plants will be distributed at 50 centres at Bhopal on the day of the festival. Government Rose Park and Park Number-1 will be kept open for public on the day. Training session will also be launched at Fruit and Vegetable Training Centre. Gardner training programme will begin at Kana Saiyan next month.
Horticulture Department has given its consent to municipal corporation to open provisional store and restaurant at Rose Garden and Park Number-1. The department has also given in-principle consent to produce organic manure in every park.


Cabinet members condole ex-Minister late Shri Jagannath Singh’s death
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 4, 2015
Members of the state cabinet while expressing profound grief over the death of former Labour Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Jagannath Singh, said that the state has lost a dedicated and popular leader in his death.
Former Cabinet Minister and MLA from Chitrangi Vidhan Sabha constituency, late Shri Singh was a popular leader with clean image.
Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya, Panchayats & Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava, Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, PWD Minister Shri Sartaj Singh, Technical & Higher Education Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Public Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra,
Food & Civil Supplies Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture and Food Processing Minister Sushri Kusum Mahdele, Industries Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia,
School Education Minister Shri Paras Jain, Labour Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, Revenue Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Gyan Singh, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh,
Transport Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh Thakur, Ministers of States Shri Deepak Joshi, Shri Lal Singh Arya, Shri Sharad Jain and Shri Surendra Patwa have condoled death of Shri Singh.
They have prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.


You work, I will remove your difficulties
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 3, 2015
“You work, I will remove your difficulties”. This was stated by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Panchayat Sammelan felicitation function at Jhabua today.
He said that 7.50 crore population of the state is his family.
The Chief Minister said that along with Ladli Laxmi, Kanyadan and scholarship schemes, the state government has also given 50 percent reservation to women in Panchayat Raj institutions for women’s empowerment.
Now, women will also be given reservation in police service. I will distribute money to all as and when amounts are received in the treasury.
Shri Chouhan also felicitated Panchayat Secretaries and Deputy Secretaries. Various employees associations also submitted their memorandums.
Higher and Technical Education Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Gyan Singh, Labour Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, MLAs Sarvshri Shanti Lal Bibal, Sushri Nirmala Bhuria, Kal Singh Bhabar,
Nagar Singh Chouhan, Madho Singh Dabar, Mathuralal Dabar, Chetanya Kashyap and Vel Singh Bhuria were also present.


CM Shri Chouhan gives Rs. 135 crore gifts to Jhabua
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 3, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced the engineering college to be opened at Jhabua will be named after late President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and model college after former MP late Shri Dilip Singh Bhuria.
He also announced to increase amount under free of cost cycles to students to Rs. 3 thousand. Shri Chouhan was addressing students’ convention at Government Post Graduate College Jhabua today. He also laid foundation of new engineering college building costing Rs. 42 crore and new building of Model College costing Rs. 12 crore.
The Chief Minister laid foundation and inaugurated 26 works costing Rs. 135 crore.
Higher Education Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Gyan Singh, Minister in-charge of district Shri Antar Singh Arya and MLAs were also present.
The Chief Minister said that students should always set lofty targets and day-dream like late Dr. Kalam. He said that he had dreamt that state’s students get selected in IIT, medical, CLAT, IAS and IPS.
By securing top 3 positions in IIT, state’s students have fulfilled this dream. As many as 140 SC and ST students from various parts of Madhya Pradesh had got selected in IIT.
On demand of local MLA, the Chief Minister announced to bring water of Narmada link irrigation project upto Jhabua. If not possible through canal, Narmada water will be brought to Jhabua through pipeline.
The Chief Minister also announced to new government college at Ranapur in Jhabua, Rs. 2 crore for development works of Krishi Upaj Mandis of Jhabua and Ranapur, Rs. 10 crore for roads in Jhabua, construction of town hall, Rs. 1.50 crore to construct auditorium, library building and books for students at Jhabua and RS. 40 lakh for construction of kund, stop dam and ghat at Devjhiri.
Shri Chouhan felicitated students of Jhabua polytechnic college who have secured over 75 percent marks.


CM Shri Chouhan presented draft for relief by Khajuraho Nagar Parishad
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 1, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was presented a draft of Rs. 2 lakh 6 thousand 451 on behalf of people of Khajuraho area
for relief to earthquake affected people of Nepal.
The draft was presented to the CM by Khajuraho Nagar Parishad’s Chairperson Smt. Kavita Singh.
The amount has been donated by Khajuraho’s hotel businessmen, common people, revenue and police officers and public representatives.
Raj Nagar’s MLA Shri Kunwar Vikram Singh was also present.


Chief Minister Shri Chouhan meets Prime Minister
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 1, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi today.
During about 40 minute meeting, the Chief Minister apprised Prime Minister Shri Modi of recommendations of NITI Ayog’s Sub Group on rationalisation of Centrally sponsored schemes and held discussions on presentation of complete report.
The Chief Minister informed that work of the Sub Group has been completed. All member Chief Ministers have started sending consents on recommendations made for rationalisation of Centrally sponsored schemes.
Report about Sub Group’s recommendations will be submitted to the Prime Minister after consents are received from all members.
The Chief Minister also held discussions with the Prime Minister on Simhastha to be held at Ujjain in year 2016. Shri Chouhan informed Prime Minister that Simhastha-2016 will be an ideological Mahakumbh.
During Simhastha, symposiums and seminars will be held on value-based life, environment and creative issues.
A declaration on the basis of results will be brought about. This programme will be held on May 12, 13 and 14, 2016.
Shri Chouhan urged the Prime Minister to preside over concluding session and release the declaration so that is discussed in the country and abroad.
Shri Chouhan also informed about implementation of schemes of national interests like Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan and other development schemes in Madhya Pradesh.


 
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