Investors highly enthusiastic following Japan-Korea visit
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 9, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that investors are highly enthusiastic following his Japan-Korea visit. He directed officers should be positive and pro-active to ensure implementation of the investment propsals. Soon after returning from Japan-Korea visit, the Chief Minister directed higher officers for prompt action in this regard. Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa also attended the meeting.
It is for the first time that the Chief Minister chaired a high level meeting soon after returning from a foreign visit assigning responsibilities to officers to identify government departments for working rapidly on MoUs signed during the visit and other necessary action. Responsibilities were assigned to Commerce, Industries & Employment, Urban Development & Environment, Energy, PHE, New & Renewable Energy, Science & Technology, Tourism, Panchayats & Rural Development, Horticulture & Food Processing and Civil Supplies & Consumer Protection departments.
The Chief Minister said that necessary and prompt action should be undertaken to concretise investment proposals. Concerning departments should make contact with investors at the earliest. Besides, effective live contact should also be maintained. They should work to meet investors’ requirements and expectations with positive frame of mind. Investors have option of other countries also. Proposals should be followed up speedily. Its regular information should be made available to CM’s Secretariat and Commerce & Industries Department.
The Chief Minister said that there is global competition for investment. Information should be collected as to which facilities are being provided to investors by countries like China and Vietnam. He said that single window system should be strengthened further practically. Effective steps should be made for coordination between various policies.
The Chief Minister said that along with extending facilities to foreign investors, efforts should also be made to strengthen local entrepreneurs. Shri Chouhan said that pressure of population on agriculture should be reduced. Citing example of South Korea’s prosperity, he informed that it was a poor country when dependent on agriculture. It is the result of government’s support to entrepreneurs of tourism, commerce and industry sectors that per capita income of South Korea is 36 thousand dollars.
Shri Chouhan asked officers to work with passion and dedication for economic progress of the state. Those working positively with clean intention will be supported and cooperated with. He said that state has a team of excellent officers. Only mindset should change. Situations change by working with sense of collective responsibility.
The Chief Minister informed officers about interaction with investors, administrators, managers, entrepreneurs and businessmen during his visit and about their expectations. He directed officers of concerning departments for implementing investment proposals within time-limit.
Ensure treatment and prevention of swine flue and dengue on war-footing
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 9, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed to ensure war-footing efforts to treat and control swine flu and dengue. Shri Chouhan reviewed efforts in this regard here today. Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, Principal Secretary Medical Education Shri Vinod Semwal and Principal Secretary Public Health & Family Welfare Smt. Gauri Singh attended the meeting.
The Chief Minister said that efforts to treat and control swine flu and dengue should be reviewed daily. Live contact should be maintained with private hospitals. He directed for regular monitoring of treatment and availability of medicines. He laid emphasis on continuity of efforts to increase public awareness about prevention of diseases. He sought information about availability of equipments, labs and test materials and directed to keep updated on new research and studies regarding treatment.
The meeting was informed that Fever OPDs have been opened in government hospitals where patients suffering from fever are being examined. Examination of suspicious swine flu patients is done immediately. Kits and medicines for swine flu are available in adequate quantity. Additional 1.50 lakh temiflu tablets MGN 95, 7500 masks, 2000 VTM kits and 2000 PPE kits and 30 ventilators are being purchased for government hospitals. Larvae destruction work is being done effectively in dengue-affected areas of Shivpuri.
Incidence of larvae presence has reduced to 10 percent from 40 percent. The state government is earnestly complying with Central Government’s treatment protocol. A joint medical team has been constituted for effective treatment of swine flu patients, who is monitoring treatment of patients admitted in government and private hospitals.
Secretary to CM Shri Hari Ranjan Rao, Secretary Health Smt. Suraj Damor, Commissioner Health Shri Pankaj Agrawal, Mission Director Shri Navneet Kothari and other officers also attended the meeting.
Governor to felicitate Dr. Singal and Shri Gade
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 8, 2015
Governor Shri Ram Naresh Yadav will felicitate Shri Basant Kumar Gade of Jabalpur and Dr. Gopal Singal who contributed Rs. one lakh each to Armed Forces Flag Fund, on October 8.
Shri Gade and Dr. Singal who made maximum voluntary contribution to Flag Fund this year will also be felicitated at 12.30 pm the same day at local Sainik Vishram Grih.
Japanese and Korean companies to make large scale investments in MP
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 8, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will return to Bhopal on October 8 after successful visit to Japan and Korea for foreign investment promotion in Madhya Pradesh . Japanese investors have evinced keen interest in investment in infrastructure, metro rail project, industrial township in Madhya Pradesh, scientific warehouses, alternative energy, construction industry, electronics development and manufacturing and development of Smart Cities. In the presence of Shri Chouhan, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between officers of Japan External Trade Organisation for setting up Japan Industrial Township in the state.
Institutions-persons with whom discussions held
Japan International Cooperation Organisation
Japan International Cooperation Bank
Japan External Trade Organisation.
Renewable Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organisation.
Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea.
Small and Medium Business Corporation.
Solve Chemicals Asia.
KCC, the largest Korean construction company.
Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Shri Taro Aso.
Deputy Speaker of Korean National Assembly Shri Jeong Kab Yun.
Southeast Asian companies are very enthusiastic for investment in Madhya Pradesh following Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s 10-day visit. Several companies and investors informed the Chief Ministers about their plans for large scale investment in Madhya Pradesh.
On the first day of his Japan-Korea visit, proposals of Rs. 15 thousand crore investment were received for improvement in basic infrastructure in the state, specially Bhopal-Indore metro rail project, power transmission reforms and rural drinking water schemes. Shri Chouhan also held discussions with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on laying of railway line between Bhopal and Indore costing Rs. 12 thousand crore. JICA will soon send a technical team to Madhya Pradesh to study feasibility of the project. JICA also sanctioned Rs. 1038 crore loan for Madhya Pradesh Transmission System Modernization Project. The project aims at further strengthening and improving power transmission system.
Consensus was also reached for special and separate clusters for Japanese and Southeast Asian companies in the state. Large number of Japan’s small and medium entrepreneurs are keen on investment in the state.
The Chief Minister held discussions with CEO of Japan External Trade Organisation Shri Hiroyuki Ishige on investment possibilities. He also addressed a business seminar. The Japan External Trade Organization showed interest in partnership for Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. JETRO also signed a memorandum of understanding with Madhya Pradesh for the purpose.
Salient features of journey
Investors invited to 3-day Global Investors Summit-2016.
Discussions with world’s major companies on investment possibilities.
Madhya Pradesh considered as ideal investment destination by Southeast Asian companies.
Clusters of Japanese and Korean companies to be set up in state.
Shri Chouhan also discussed the areas of cooperation with Executive Vice President of Fuji Electric Shri Yashio Okuno and invited the Fuji Electric to collaborate in electrical manufacturing sector. He sought cooperation for providing technology for the upcoming smart cities.
Several important decisions like establishment of special cluster for Japanese investors at Dhar were taken which will prove fruitful in future. Softbank evinced interest in completing 40 percent alternative energy generation. Japanese Commerce and Industry Department has consented to promote Japan Industrial Township at Pithampur near Indore.
During discussions with top officials of Furukawa Electric about investment in cable manufacturing, the officials informed that the company is planning to do feasibility studies for producing joint cables in MP.
The Chief Minister invited Mizuho Bank to open a branch in Madhya Pradesh. Holding dialogues with the Softbank CEO Shri Masayoshi Son on the possibilities of investments in new and renewable energy development, Shri Chouhan underlined immense investment scope in the sector. The projects for generation and development of alternative energy will be boosted due to 250 million dollar investment by Panasonic Corporation. Shri Chouhan had fruitful discussions with Executive Vice President of Panasonic Corp Shri Yoshihiko Yamada about investment plans to harness renewable energy. Describing Madhya Pradesh as perfect location to generate renewable power, Shri Yoshihiko Yamada apprised Shri Chouhan of the company's solar energy projects designed for Madhya Pradesh. He said that the company will invest in this sector in coming two years. He also informed that feasibility studies will be conducted for 100 MW by end of 2016 and additional 100 MW in 2017 with an investment of 250 million USD.
Samsung of South Korea has evinced interest in large scale collaboration with Madhya Pradesh government. Consensus was reached on setting up of a special cell for South Korean companies and investors. Management of Cisco offered cooperation in Mahakumbh Simhastha at Ujjain. The Chief Minister enumerated benefits of investment in the state and policy reforms for investment.
During meeting with Samsung’s Vice Chairman Shri Sean Huyn, the Chief Minister suggested Samsung’s management to set up company’s research and development centre in Madhya Pradesh. He said that an investors seminar for South Korean investors will be held in Madhya Pradesh. A special cell will also be constituted for investment-related cooperation.
Shri Chouhan visited Incheon Smart City Songdo and Cisco headquarters. He said that the free economic zone has remarkable arrangements for constant development of structure for basic urban facilitation. Shri Chouhan said that several specialities of Incheon Free Zone will be included in Smart City Project of Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan urged Cisco management to cooperate with the state government in Simhastha Mahakumbh.
TRIFAC signed an MoU with Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ICC) and Small & Medium Business Corporation (SBC) for increasing bilateral trade.
Special cell to be set up in MP for South Korean investors
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 7, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inspected various urban development projects in South Korea today. He addressed Invest MP seminar at Seoul. He also held discussions with distinguished persons, entrepreneurs and business community of South Korea.
At Invest MP seminar, the Chief Minister said that he would hold Invest MP for South Korean investors in Madhya Pradesh. A special cell will be set up in the state for South Korean investors. He also threw light on investment potential in the state. Describing special features of state’s food processing and food products policy, he said that there is immense scope of investment in this sector. He also informed about development in Madhya Pradesh and facilities being provided to investors.
Throwing light on similarities between South Korea and India, the Chief Minister referred to relevance of Ayodhya’s queen Huh, Buddhism and Independence Day. South Korea’s business community was invited to Invest MP to be held in the state in October 2016. South Korean people were invited to Simhastha-2016 and witness state’s wildlife and historic heritage sites.
Shri Chouhan visited Incheon Smart City Songdo and Cisco headquarters. He said that the free economic zone has remarkable arrangements for constant development of structure for basic urban facilitation. Shri Chouhan said that several specialities of Incheon Free Zone will be included in Smart City Project of Madhya Pradesh. He lavished praise on arrangements at Inchion. Shri Chouhan also visited headquarters of Cisco. Its management assured to cooperate with the state government in Simhastha Mahakumbh.
Deputy Speaker of Korea’s National Assembly Shri Jeong Kab Yoon hosted felicitation function for Chief Minister Shri Chouhan at Seoul. The Chief Minister held discussions with senior managers of Hyundai and MD of Korea’s biggest construction company Shri Han. He informed that the company is looking towards new work in the north.
Korea’s Sanitation Head Shri Moo Lim informed Shri Chouhan that a technique has been developed to construct toilet in 13 minutes. Vice Chairman of Solvo Chemicals Asia also met the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister also met Chairmen of Hyosung Power and Synth Textiles and other business heads. TRIFAC signed an MoU with Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ICC) and Small & Medium Business Corporation (SBC) for increasing bilateral trade. The Chief Minister will return on October 7.
“Abhivinyas” for office-bearers of Youth Parliament on October 8
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 7, 2015
“Abhivinyas” programme for office-bearers of Youth Parliament in Madhya Pradesh’s educational institutions will be held on October 8 at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management.
The programme will be held by Parliamentary Seat of Learning in collaboration with Parliamentary Affairs Ministry and Parliamentary Affairs Department.
Union Secretary Parliamentary Affairs Shri Afzal Amanullah will inaugurate the programme at 11 am. Union Deputy Secretary Parliamentary Affairs Shri R.C. Mahanti will dwell in detail on Youth Parliament.
Academy’s Director General Smt. Kanchan Jain and Secretary Legislative Affairs & Director General of Parliamentary Seat of Learning Smt. Rashmi Arun Shami will also be present on the occasion.
Staging/competition of Youth Parliament is being undertaken in universities, colleges and schools of Madhya Pradesh since 2006-07.
Samsung keen to collaborate with MP Government
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 6, 2015
Samsung is keen on large scale collaboration with Madhya Pradesh government. The company wishes to expand its activities in India. Marketing possibilities for Samsung in India are highly important. Samsung’s Vice Chairman Shri Sean Huyn apprised Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan regarding this on Monday.
Shri Chouhan visited Samsung Digital City and went round Samsung Innovation Museum at Suwan near Seoul in South Korea.
The Chief Minister inspected expansion plans of Samsung. He elicited detailed information about institution’s functioning. He evinced keen interest in Samasung’s expansion plans in India. He suggested Samsung’s management to set up company’s research and development centre in Madhya Pradesh.
He said that this centre will become stepping stone for Samsung’s expansion activities in India in future.
Vice Chairman Shri Huyn welcomed the Chief Minister on arrival at Samsung Smart City. He gave detailed information to Shri Chouhan about Samsung’s business in India. He also evinced interest in large scale collaboration of the company with Madhya Pradesh government.
Samsung reiterated that India including Madhya Pradesh is one the most important markets for it and the company is keen to increase its business there.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh, Commerce and Industries Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia and other members of Indian delegation.
After holding a road show on investment possibilities in Madhya Pradesh with business groups at Seoul on October 6, the Chief Minister will return to India on October 7.
Ensure completion of Simhastha works by December
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 6, 2015
Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa reviewed progress of works related to Simhastha at Mantralaya here today. He sought information specially regarding works being undertaken by Urban Development & Environment, PWD, PHE, Forest and Narmada Valley Development departments.
He also reviewed works of Health, Tourism and Culture departments, Ujjain Municipal Corporation and Ujjain Development Authority. Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of these departments attended the meeting.
The Chief Secretary directed concerning departments and agencies to complete all works by December 2015. Concerning departments gave information about infrastructural works completed for Simhastha at Ujjain so far.
The Chief Secretary said that all sanctioned works should be completed without delay to hold prestigious Simhastha event. For this, concerning departments should also post necessary staff. Officers should be posted and entrusted responsibility to ensure works’ completion.
The meeting was informed that construction works are progressing at a rapid pace for flow of clean water in Kshipra river, making ghats convenient and beautiful, construction of roads and bridges, arrangements for urinals and toilets, hospitals, additional rooms in tourist hostel, media centres, exhibition galleries, plantation, repair of temples and other construction works.
Home Department is also making necessary security arrangements for Simhastha. Department-wise progress of works was undertaken at the meeting.
CM Shri Chouhan reaches South Korean capital Seoul
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 5, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached South Korean capital Seoul today. He held discussions with embassy officers about his 3-day Seoul visit. Officers informed him that large number of Korean companies are interested to meet him.
Indian Ambassador to Korea Shri Vikram Doraiswami also held extensive discussions with the Chief Minister regarding his visit. The Chief Minister will hold discussions with over 30 prospective investors during the 3-day visit.
On October 5, Shri Chouhan will visit Samsung headquarters at Suwon and inspect Samsung Innovation Museum. Shri Chouhan will visit Songdo Smart City at Incheon Economic Free Zone and also visit Songdo Smart City. He will be accompanied by Industries Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia and a high level delegation.
The Chief Minister will hold discussions with South Korean business community and invite them to Global Investors Summit to be held at Indore in 2016. Shri Chouhan will visit Samsung Electricals Company. It is a multinational electronics company of South Korea headquartered at Suwon. It is the major subsidiary of Samsung which contributed 70 percent of its revenue in year 2012.
Since year 2009, it is the largest information technology compnay in respect of revenue. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 80 countries with about 3 lakh 70 thousand employees. It mainly produces Lithuanian battery, semiconductors, chips, flash memory and hardware devices.
Later, Shri Chouhan will visit Inchion Free Economic Zone which comprises Songdo, Cheongna and Island of Ionjong. Its total area is 51 thousand 739 acres. Its objective is development of the three places as logistics, international business, laser and tourist hub for Northeast Asian Zone.
Shri Chouhan will deliberate on investment prospects in Madhya Pradesh there. Later, he will visit Songdo Smart City where North East Asia Trade Tower, Inchion Tower, schools, hospitals, apartments, office buildings and facilities for cultural programmes are being developed.
CM Shri Chouhan pays floral tributes at Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 5, 2015
On the last day of his Japan visit today, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial where he paid floral tributes to those killed in atom bomb attack during World War-II.
The Chief Minister wrote in the Visitors’ Book that he had heard about the tragedy, but visiting the memorial was real experience. We should work together to ensure it never happens again. The Chief Minister expressed his solidarity and support towards victims saying that he was deeply moved and humbled to know the details of tragedy. Resolve should be taken to ensure that no other city ever becomes a Hiroshima.
The Chief Minister remarked that only the path shown by Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi can save human beings from destruction and violence. Same consciousness dwells in all living beings. Only this feeling can save humanity. This thinking of India can lead the world on the path of peace. My heart filled with pain and agony when I imagined atomic catastrophe, he added. He also wished health, prosperity and welfare of all.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Hiroshima Peace Memorial commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Domu in Hiroshima, Japan, is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The ruin serves as a memorial to the people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Over 70,000 people were killed instantly, and another 70,000 suffered fatal injuries from radiation.
The building was the only structure left standing near the bomb’s hypercentre. Soon commonly called the Genbaku (“A-Bomb”) Dome, due to the exposed metal dome framework at its apex, the structure was scheduled to be demolished with the rest of ruins, but the majority of the building was intact, delaying demolition plans.
The Dome became a subject of controversy, with some local wanting it torn down, while others wanted to preserve it as a memorial of the bombing and a symbol of peace. Ultimately, when the reconstruction of Hiroshima began, the skeletal remains of the building were preserved.
Japan to promote Japan Industrial Township at Pithampur
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 3, 2015
The Ministry of Trade and Industry, Japan has agreed to promote Japan Industrial Township at Pithampur near Indore.
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan signed an agreement with the Minister of Trade and Industry, Japan for cooperation to promote Japanese investment in Madhya Pradesh on fourth day of his Japan visit.
Minister for Industries Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia and senior officers were present.
Shri Chouhan had fruitful discussions with Executive Vice President of Panasonic Corp Shri Yoshihiko Yamada about investment plans to harness renewable energy.
Describing Madhya Pradesh as perfect location to generate renewable power, Shri Yoshihiko Yamada apprised Shri Chouhan of the company's solar energy projects designed for Madhya Pradesh.
He said that the company will invest in this sector in coming two years.
He also informed that feasibility studies will be conducted for 100 MW by end of 2016 and additional 100 MW in 2017 with an investment of 250 million USD.
CM Shri Chouhan to visit Peace Memorial Hiroshima
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 3, 2015
On the fifth day of his Japan visit on October , Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will go from Osaka to Hiroshima.
After visiting Peace Memorial there, Shri Chouhan will leave for Kyoto.
He will visit Kiyomizu-dera and Fushimi Inari Buddhist temple.
He will be accompanied by Industries Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia and other members of delegation during visits to these World Heritage sites.
JETRO commends CM Shri Chouhans policy reforms for Investment
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 1, 2015
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on second day of his Japan visit met the CEO of Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) Shri Hiroyuki Ishige and discussed investment possibilities. He also addressed a seminar held for prospective investors.
Shri Ishige praised Shri Chouhan for initiatives to push policy reforms for boosting trade and investment. The Japan External Trade Organization showed interest in partnership for Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
JETRO also signed a memorandum of understanding with Madhya Pradesh for the purpose.
Addressing the seminar for heads of trade associations and investors' community Shri Chouhan listed the benefits of investing in Madhya Pradesh.
He said that a seminar for dialogue with Japanese companies will soon be held in Madhya Pradesh in collaboration with JETRO.
Shri Chouhan said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's visit to Japan has left a positive impact on trade representatives. The trading community is enthusiastic about investment ventures.
He said that the Prime Minister's charismatic leadership, his vision is a boon to the nation. Shri Chouhan urged the investors to visit Madhya Pradesh saying that it is fast progressing state and ideal investment destination.
All requisite infrastructures have been established. He said that the State's double digit growth rate continues to be highest among Indian states.
CM Shri Chouhan to meet Heads of Fuji Electric and Panasonic
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 1, 2015
On the third day of his Japan visit Today,
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will meet Vice President of Fuji Electric Company Shri Yoshio Okuno and Chairman of Mayekawa Manufacturing Company Shri Tanaka.
He will also meet Heads of Panasonic Corporation.
The Chief Minister will deliver inaugural address at joint meeting of India-Japan Business Cooperation Committee (IJBCC).
Besides, he will also hold one-to-one discussions with President of E-Trike Shri Noboru Matsunami and other industrialists willing to invest.
JICA and MP to partner Bhopal-Indore metro rail project
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 30, 2015
On the first day of his Japan visit, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan held extensive discussions with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Bhopal-Indore metro rail project in Kyoto. JICA has evinced interest in partnering with Madhya Pradesh in the project.
Laying of railway line between Bhopal and Indore will cost Rs. 12 thousand crore. JICA will soon send a technical team to study feasibility of the project in Bhopal and Indore, which will help in preparing its detailed project report. In this way, JICA will become technical partner of Madhya Pradesh in Bhopal-Indore metro rail project.
Besides, the Chief Minister also held extensive discussions about possibilities of JICA’s partnership in other priority schemes of Madhya Pradesh, specially low-cost housing units and cooperation in development of Smart Cities.
It is noteworthy that JICA has sanctioned Rs. 1038 crore loan for Madhya Pradesh Transmission System Modernization Project. The project aims at further strengthening and improvement of power transmission system.
At the meeting, JICA officers congratulated the Chief Minister for unprecedented agricultural growth in Madhya Pradesh. They said that JICA is eager to cooperate with Madhya Pradesh in increasing soybean production.
Shri Chouhan also discussed drinking water supply in rural areas and tourism development in national parks. Through rural drinking water schemes, 10 lakh rural people will be supplied drinking water.
CM Shri Chouhan’s Japan visit begins on a positive note, Rs. 15000 crore investment promised
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 30, 2015
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan's Japan visit opened on a positive note with the promise of investment to the tune of Rs. 15 thousand crore.
The Chief Minister met senior executives of key trade institutions and organizations at Tokyo today. The investment will help implement ambitious projects in energy, rural drinking water supply, metro rail projects and establishment of Japanese Industrial Township in the state.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also got assurance of increase in Japanese investment in the state.
The Chief Minister held discussions with the Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency Shri Hideaki Domichi. The discussions about the areas of investment led to an agreement for investment of about Rs. 15 thousand crore for Bhopal-Indore metro rail project, electricity transmission operations, energy development and rural drinking water supply projects.
Japan External Trade Minister Organization's senior officials promised to support an ambitious project for establishment of Japanese Industrial Township and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for the same.
Shri Chouhan also met the CEO of Japan Bank for International Cooperation. He assured cooperation to encourage Japanese investors to invest in Madhya Pradesh.
The Chief Minister's visit evoked a good response among Japanese business community. He explained the reasons for investment in Madhya Pradesh. He said that Madhya Pradesh has emerged as an ideal investment destination and warmly welcomes the Southeast Asian companies in different sectors.
Eventful first day to mark beginning of CM Shri Chouhans Japan-Korea visit
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 29, 2015
Aimed at seeking more foreign investment to accelerate the pace of development in the State, the visit of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan to Japan and South Korea begins with the eventful first day from September 29 at Tokyo.
The Chief Minister along with a high level delegation members will hold discussions with the vice president of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Shri Hideaki Domichi about prospects of investment in various areas of cooperation.
Shri Chouhan will meet the CEO of Japan Bank for International Cooperation Shri Hiroshi Watanabe and hold dialogue about mobilisation of financial resources for ambitious development projects in Madhya Pradesh. He will meet the Chairman of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Shri Hiroyuki Ishige and explore the opportunities for business cooperation.
He will then meet Minister of State for Ministry of Trade and Industry of Japan and discuss investment opportunities.
The 15 member delegation includes Minister of Industries Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia, senior administrative officials and prominent industrialists. The Chief Minister will invite the potential investors and business groups to the three-day Global Investors Summit to be held from October 19 to 2, in 2016.
In the recent past, Madhya Pradesh has successfully branded itself among global business community as investment friendly state with immense investment potential.
The Chief Minister's Japan -Korea visit assumes importance in respect to the business reform ranking done by the World Bank and the Government of India's Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. Madhya Pradesh figures among top five States for executing trade promotion policies and engineering trade policy reforms.
The delegation comprises Shri Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industries, Managing Director of Nahar Group Shri Kamal Oswal, Managing Director of Jaypee Group Shri Sunny Gaur, Director of Videocon Group Shri Aniruddh Venugopal Dhoot, Joint Managing Director SEL Manufacturing, Shri Dhiraj Saluja , Director of Indus Mega Food Park Shri Cherukuvada Venkat Narsinmha Raju, Head of Panasonic India's solar division Shri Sanjay Bhalla, managing director of LT Foods Shri VK Arora, Welspun Energy founder Shri Vineet Mittal, Managing Director of SRF Limited Shri Ashish Bharat Ram , executive vice president of Rohto Pharmaceutical Dr. Lekh Juneja, Head of Bridgestone India Shri Ajay Sevkari, Joint Managing Director of Vardhman Group Shri Neeraj Jain, Director International Marketing of Concor Shri Yash Vardhan and Executive Director of Econ Antri Ltd. Shri Harish Bhojwani.
Continue efforts to control swine flu and dengue
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 29, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed to continue efforts to control dengue and swine flu constantly. Drive to destroy larvae should be undertaken in all districts. The Chief Minister was reviewing situation of swine flu and dengue here today. It was informed that situation is under control in the state.
The Chief Minister said that awareness campaign for prevention of these diseases should also be continued unabated. Review should be undertaken at state level every day. Information about possible swine flu patients should be given immediately. Strict action should be taken in cases of negligence in prevention of diseases.
Government and private health institutions should work with coordination towards prevention of these diseases. Patients should not be admitted in the hospitals which do not have all required facilities.
The meeting was informed that samples of 62 out of 294 patients of swine have tested positive. At present, 25 patients are being treated in hospitals. In the state, one lakh 36 temiflu tablets are available and 2 lakh will arrive next week. Swine flu treatment facility is available in all district hospitals, primary and community health centres and 59 private hospitals.
Government medical colleges have 20 ventilators and 30 new ventilators are being purchased. In September, 530 patients were examined out of which 61 were found positive and are being treated. At present, 15 patients are hospitalized. For larvae survey, 2 lakh 4 thousand houses have been inspected in the state.
Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, Principal Secretary Medical Education Shri Vinod Semwal, Health Commissioner Shri Pankaj Agrawal, Secretary to CM Shri Hari Rajan Rao and representatives of government and private health institutions attended the meeting.
“Bhumi Bachao-Kisan Bachao Abhiyan” to be launched
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 26, 2015
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Shri Ananth Kumar has said that Bhumi Bachao-Kisan Bachao Abhiyan” will be launched for awareness about use of chemical fertilizers in the country from World Soil Day from December 5. Union Minister Shri Kumar informed this at a meeting here today.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Abhiyan would be implemented in all villages of the state. The meeting was informed about pending projects pertaining to Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry.
Shri Kumar said that soil is getting polluted due to excessive use of chemical fertilizers in the country. This Abhiyan would be conducted to save farmers as well as soil.
Under it, farmers will be motivated to use neem-coated urea. He directed to accelerate pace of works to establish fertlizers plant and gas pipeline at Jabalpur, vocational training centre at Bhopal, Plastic Park at Raisen and Gwalior. He said that efforts would be made to establish National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research at Bhopal.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that farmers will be made aware about holding programmes in villages under “Bhumi Bachao-Kisan Bachao Abhiyan”.
Land measuring 500 acres has been identified for fertilizers plant at Jabalpur and 10 acres at Bhopal for vocational training centre.
Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri P.C. Meena, Union Joint Secretary Fertilizers Shri Sushil Lohani, Union Joint Secretary Chemicals Shri Avinash, States Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajora and Secretary to CM Shri Vivek Agrawal attended the meeting.
Ujjain-Fatehabad metre gauge to be convert in broad gauge
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 26, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged by a delegation of public representatives from Ujjain regarding conversion of Ujjain-Fatehabad metre gauge to broad gauge here today.
The Chief Minister assured the delegation to make efforts regarding conversion.
It was informed that the metre gauge line is lying close for about one and half years. After conversion, broad gauge double line will start between Indore and Ujjain.
Due to this, distance of north and south-bound trains will be reduced by about 400 kms. Circle train can also be started between Indore and Ujjain for better transport facilities to commuters between these stations.
The delegation comprised School Education Minister Shri Paras Jain, MP Shri Chintamani Malviya, MLA Dr. Mohan Yadav, Ujjain Mayor Smt. Meena Jonwal, Ujjain Development Authority’s Chairman Shri Jagdish Agrawal, Ujjain District BJP President Shri Iqbal Singh Gandhi and Shri Vijay Goyal.
Functioning of Mantralaya should be model for other offices
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 24, 2015
A delegation of Section Officers held discussions on pay revision with Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Mantralaya here today. The Chief Minister directed for necessary action.
The Chief Minister said that the state government is sensitive towards interests of its employees and every possible effort is being made to solve their problems. He said that functioning of Mantralaya should be a model for other offices.
He said that he has developed style of functioning like head of family during last one decade. Describing employees as integral part of Team Madhya Pradesh, he said that all are making joint efforts to achieve major targets of public welfare.
Shri Chouhan said that credit goes to employees for Madhya Pradesh’s unprecedented achievements in every sector.
President of Mantralaya Employees Association Shri Sudhir Nayak welcomed the Chief Minister on behalf of Section Officers. He congratulated the Chief Minister for success in recent urban body elections and Vishwa Hindi Sammelan.
He expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister for reservation of land for colony of Mantralaya employees near Ayodhya Bypass Road. He said that Shri Chouhan is creating history as longest serving Chief Minister of the state. He will be given a public reception for this achievement by state’s employees.
Secretary to CM Shri Vivek Agrawal and office-bearers of Mantralaya Employees Association were present on the occasion.
Villages should be economically empowered for Adarsh Gram: Union Rural Development Minister Shri Birendra Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 24, 2015
Union Rural Development Minister Shri Birendra Singh has said that concept of Adarsh Gram can be put into practice only through economic empowerment of villages. For this, major changes should be made in villages’ economy. Shri Singh was inaugurating a National workshop under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana here today. The workshop was presided over by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Chief Minister said that urbanization is not solution of every problem. Villages need to be developed as complete unit.
Union Minister Shri Singh said that 300 clusters of villages will be formed under RURBAN Mission. Each cluster having 25 thousand to 50 thousand population will be developed to have all facilities. Concept of villages’ development does not cover only extension of basic amenities, but also make villages economically empowered. Better employment opportunities will be available in economically empowered villages. Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana develops a new outlook for villages’ development. Development will be meaningful only when concept of development in the minds of youths is put into practice in villages. He said that mindset of villages will change under patronage of MPs. Members of Parliament should take initiative to become partners in development of villages. Priorities of all Adarsh Grams will be finalised before October 2, 2016. He said that better work in rural development sector has been done in Madhya Pradesh. Its agriculture and economic growth rates are highest in the country.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that India cannot be imagined without villages. Keeping this in view, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has conceptualized Adarsh Gram Yojana. Along with city-like infrastructure, schools, roads, health facilities, hospital, water, power etc, employment opportunities should also be created in villages. Earlier, a village used to be a complete unit. He said that sense of attachment with village should be developed under Adarsh Gram Yojana. Spirit should be instilled among villagers that “My Village is My Prestige”. It is necessary that every child goes to school, villages are clean, addiction-free, have trees and community participation. In Madhya Pradesh, efforts have been made to fully equip villages through convergence of various rural development schemes. Madhya Pradesh is pioneer in the country in growth rate. Suggestions made at the workshop will be implemented in the state.
Union Social Justice Minister Shri Thawarchand Gehlot said that making villages model means making the country model. Both aspects of Adarsh Gram infrastructure and social development & security must be comprehensively developed. Union Social Justice Ministry has selected 200 villages each in 10 districts of the state under the scheme. Under it, Rs. 20 lakh will be provided to each village. Social Justice Department is conducting special drive to abolish manual scavenging. Social security is also necessary for Model Village.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma said that villages have lagged behind in development due to urbanization and are deprived of facilities. India cannot grow without development of villages. All-round agriculture growth will help villages move forward towards development. The workshop will give a new direction to rural development benefiting the country and state.
Union Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Sudarshan Bhagat said that Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is an initiative for turning self-governance into good governance. Objective of developing Model Villages is that other nearby villages draw inspiration for similar development. A collection of best practices of the scheme has been prepared. Presentation of 31 best practices will be made at the workshop.
Panchayats & Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava said that work is being done in Madhya Pradesh for overall development of villages. The state is moving towards Smart Villages. Connectivity of cent percent villages in the state will be completed this year. Roads measuring 62 thousand kms have been constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, which is maximum in the country. Under Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana, 19 thousand km long roads have been constructed. Villages have witnessed development through Panch Parmeshwar Yojana. Awareness about social concerns should be brought about for total development of villages. Public awareness should also be enhanced for cent percent literacy, de-addiction and cleanliness.
ACS Rural Development Smt. Aruna Sharma informed about the workshop. She said that adequate funds have been made available for rural development in the state through convergence of funds made available under 14th Finance Commission, State Finance Commission and amount of stamp duty. MPs have important role in increasing employment opportunities in villages. Model Villages can be developed through social change.
Union Secretary Rural Development Shri Jugal Kishore Mahapatra said in the welcome address that best practices for rural development under the scheme will be presented during the 2-day workshop. The scheme is being implemented in 790 villages.
Collection of 101 best practices under the scheme and e-book were released. Smart Gram-Smart Panchayat booklet of state’s Rural Development Department was also released. Union Panchayat Secretary Shri S.N. Vijayanand, MPs, collectors and Sarpanchs from the country were present on the occasion. Union Joint Secretary Rural Development Smt. Aparajita Sarangi proposed a vote of thanks.
Ensure systematic holding seminar on religion for human welfare
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 23, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed officers to ensure systematic holding of international seminar on Religion For Human Welfare to be held at Indore.
He said that this seminar on a very relevant issue will give a new direction to society.
The Chief Minister reviewed preparations for the seminar at Mantralaya here today. He directed to make world-class preparations for the seminar.
He said that all necessary arrangements should be made for speakers and guests.
Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava informed that the seminar will be held at Brilliant Convention Centre, Indore from October 24 to 26. It will have 5 sub-subjects on which lectures will be delivered by speakers.
These include world peace, human dignity, morality & religious values, plurality and environment. As many as 100 speakers will participate in the 3-day international seminar. Total 130 research papers will be presented.
Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, ACS Rural Development Smt. Aruna Sharma, ACS Finance Shri Ajaynath, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary Social Justice Dr. M. Mohan Rao, Secretary GAD Smt. Rashmi Arun Shami,
Commissioner Culture Shri Ajatshatru Shrivastava, Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan, OSD of Buddhist Knowledge and Indic Studies University, Sanchi Shri R.K. Gupta attended the meeting.
Ken-Betwa River Project to be sent to National Wildlife Board for approval
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 23, 2015
The 13th meeting of State Wildlife Board chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan discussed various aspects and issues pertaining to Ken-Betwa River Link project here today.
Expert members of board discussed possible effects on wildlife due to the project. The Chief Minister said that it should be ensured that wildlife is not harmed in any way. Their habitats are not endangered. He directed to initiate precautionary methods for this.
It is noteworthy that situation of drought in Bundelkhand region will end due to Ken-Betwa River Link project. It will irrigate 5.75 lakh hectares and provide drinking water to about 14 lakh people.
The members consented to send proposal for Ken-Betwa River Link project to National Wildlife Board for approval. Consensus arrived on the conditions that in lieu of submergence affected area, other forest area in the east should be included in the core area. Villages in forest areas should be resettled on project’s expenditure. Landscape management planning should be undertaken through Indian Wildlife Institute.
Dam construction should be completed at the earliest and labourers should be stayed outside Panna national park. A study should be undertaken through Bombay Natural History Society to assess the impact on habitats of vultures due to the project. Ecological flow will be ensured in downstream of the dam.
Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, Additional Chief Secretary Forests Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Water Resources Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Chief Wildlife Warden Shri Ravi Shrivastava, members of the board Shri H.S. Pabla, Shri Ranjeet Singh, Shri Surendra Tiwari, Shri Abhilash Khandekar, Sushri Belinda Wright, Joint Director of Botanical Survey of India Shri G.P. Sinha, Shri Deepankar Ghosh of World Natural Fund and MLA Shri Sudarshan Gupta attended the meeting.
Maximum number of leopards in MP
Later, at a meeting of state level standing committee for tiger conservation was informed that through efforts of the state government, forest crimes have declined. During a recent survey, number of leopards been counted as 1817, which is maximum in the country. The meeting was presided over by Forest Minister Shri Gaurishankar Shejwar.
Mudra Yojana revolutionary
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 22, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated country’s first Mudra Loan mega camp under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana organised by Allahabad Bank here today. He also distributed loans to beneficiaries.
Addressing the function at Samanvay Bhavan, he said that this scheme is revolutionary for the state and country. Thanking Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on behalf of Madhya Pradesh, the Chief Minister said that the government stands for the poor and economically backward people. He exhorted youths to move forwards, avail benefit of Mudra Yojana and enrich state with their own economic upliftment.
Referring to Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana and Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Yojana, Shri Chouhan said that the state government has taken steps like bank loan guarantee and interest subsidy to motivate youths to set up their own employment.
He urged youths to become employers instead of job seekers. Youths have will and talent and ability to become industrialists like Tata, Birla and Ambani. He said that the state government is committed to fulfilling basic needs like food, clothes and houses.
The Chief Minister said that maximum number of youths will be provided loans this year. He urged banks to increase target to give loans to youths. He said that he has made comprehensive arrangements for health, education and employment of the poor.
Congratulating Allahabad Bank for organising the camp, Shri Chouhan said that this effort will boost micro and small units in the state. He urged beneficiaries to repay loan timely to become eligible to avail loan again. This will benefit banks and their business will also grow.
ED of Allahabad Bank Shri N.K. Sahu dwelt in detail on the bank’s services. He informed that 20 new branches will be opened this year at unserviced places. He informed that loans have been given to over 1000 beneficiaries at the mega camp.
Roads and infrastructure have improved. Economic scenario has witnessed positive change. Lauding Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana and Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Yojana, he said that the bank will increase target of beneficiaries under the scheme.
Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, bank’s Regional General Manager Shri Vikas Kumar, senior officers and large number of beneficiaries were present on the occasion.
New postings of 11 IPS officers
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 22, 2015
The state government has issued orders for new postings of 11 IPS officers. Shri B. Maria Kumar has been promoted to DGP pay scale and transferred from ADGP, Police Academy, Bhaunri and posted as Special DGP Police Reforms, Headquarters, Bhopal.
Additional DGP Selection and Recruitment Shri Pramod Phalnikar has been given additional charge of Police Academy, Bhaunri.
IPS officer Shri Vipul Shrivastava has been promoted as City SP Indore to ASP Jabalpur, Shri Vivek Agrawal from Assistant SP Sagar to Additional SP Sagar,
Shri Shivdayal from CSP Bhopal to Additional SP Ujjain, Shri Vivek Singh from CSP Jabalpur to Additional SP Bhopal, Shri Kumar Prateek SDOP Bina to Additional SP Gwalior,
Shri Mayank Awasathi CSP Ujjain to Additional SP Bhopal, Shri Shailendra Chouhan SDOP Parasiya to Assistant SP Ujjain, Shri Suraj Verma Assistant SP Rewa to CSP Indore and Shri Ajay Singh Assistant SP Ujjain has been posted as CSP Indore.
In another Home Department order, senior time-scale pay scale and payband 3 has been given to IPS officer Shri Lodha Rahul Kumar, Commandant 35th Battalion, Mandla and Shri Riaz Iqbal Additional SP Bhopal.
CM Shri Chouhan visits Akhadha chiefs at Nasik Kumbha to invite to Ujjain Simhastha
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 21, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife met chiefs of various akhadas at Nasik Kumbh today and invited them to Ujjain Simhastha to be held in April next year.
The Chief Minister also met and invited Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswat Ji and invited him to Simhashta.
The Chief Minister met chiefs of Nirwani Akhada Mahant Dharmdas Ji, Nirmohi Akhada Mahant Ayodhyadasji, Digambar Akhada Mahat Krinadasji, Mahanirwani Akhada Mahant Ravindra Puriji, Anand Akhada Mahant Shankaranandji, Niranjani Akhada Shri Narendra Giriji,
Bada Udasin Akhada Mahant Raghumuniji, Naya Udasin Akhada Mahant Jagtar Muniji, Nirmal Akhada Kothari Gopal Singhji, Atal Akhada Mahant Uday Giriji, Agni Akhada Adhyaksh Shri Gopalanandi, Ahvan Akhada Mahant Satya Giriji and chief of Juna Akhada Mahant Hari Giriji and Mahamandaleshwar Shri Sawami Avdheshanand Giri invited them to Ujjain Simhastha.
Ujjain Mayor Shri Meena Jonwal, Chairman of Simhashta Mela Authority Shri Diwakar Natu, Ujain Municipal Corporation’s corporators, Ujjain Collector Shri Kavindra Kiyawat, Simhastha Mela Adhikari Shri Avinash Lavaniya,
Nasik Collector Shri Deependra Kushwaha and Nasik Mela Officers Shri Mahesh Patil accompanied the Chief Minister.
Shri Gaur takes part in Chinmay Mission’s function
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 21, 2015
Home and Jail Minister Shri Babulal Gaur participated in a programme of Chinmay Mission Gita Prabodh Kendra at Saket Nagar here today.
The organisation is holding this programme to introduce people to the contents of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, learning and understanding and increase people’s interest in it.
In this series, a competition of children was held.
Shri Gaur distributed prizes to winning children of various age groups.
Along with the institution, he gave away individual cash prize of Rs. 1100 each to winner children.
Swami Raghavanandji, former CS Shri K.S. Sharma, students and large number of children’s parents were present on the occasion.
Petlawad-like incidents should ntr recur, ensure caution, safety and concrete arrangements
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 19, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Petlawad-like incidents should not recur. For this, all concrete arrangements should be made. Shri Chouhan was reviewing relief works for Petlawad incident affected people at Mantralaya here today. The meeting was informed that next of kin of 71 deceased persons have been provided relief worth Rs. 3 crore 55 lakh. A sum of Rs. 5 lakh each has been deposited in the bank accounts of deceased person’s kin.
The Chief Minister said that a memorial be built at Petlawad to perpetuate memory of the deceased. This will also help in increasing mass awareness about such incidents. Proposals to relax rules needed in the matter of some eligible persons and families should be sent to the government immediately. He said that rules to maintain stock of explosives should be implemented strictly. If needed, process should be undertaken to frame new rules. Persons affected by the incident should be provided every possible assistance.
Shri Chouhan said that rehabilitation of the injured persons should be considered right now so that work in this direction can be started as soon as they recover. He said that apart from additional economic assistance to those who suffered permanent disability, cooperation should also be exteended to provide livelihood to them as per their physical ability. He underscored the need for regular review of treatment of patients. He said that if additional amount is needed for treatment, it should be made available immediately. He said that the accused of the incident must be tracked down. He said that war-footing works should be made to bring life to normalcy.
Divisional Commissioner Shri Sanjay Dube informed that all announcements of the Chief Minister have been implemented in letter and spirit. Under 21 schemes of the government, affected persons have been provided economic, livelihood and social security. Process is on in only 4 cases of dispute over legal heir. The Chief Minister directed to solve these cases at the earliest on humanitarian ground.
The meeting was informed that total Rs. 36 lakh 50 thousand at the rate of Rs. 50 thousand per head has been deposited in the bank accounts of 73 persons injured in the incident. Necessary amount has been provided to 36 private hospitals for treatment of the injured. In all, 71 of the 75 deceased have been identified while identification of 4 deceased is yet to be made.
In-charge of Jhabua district Labour Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotiya, Additional DGP Shri Sarabjeet Singh, OSD to CM Shri Rajiv Tandon, Secretary to CM Shri Vivek Agrawal, IG Indore Range Shri Vipin Kumar Maheshwari and other senior officers attended the meeting.
5 thousand houses for police personnel every year
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 19, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that 5 thousand houses will be built for police personnel every year. He said that achievements of Madhya Pradesh police are laudable. Madhya Pradesh police has done commendable work of eradication of docoit menace, control over naxlism and elimination of terrorists. Credit goes to police to make Madhya Pradesh an island of peace.
Shri Chouhan was inaugurating 3-day Police Art Festival at Bharat Bhavan here today. It has been organised by Indian Police Service Association.
Stressing need to increase community policing, the Chief Minister said that society and police are complementary and responsible to each other. Society should cooperate with police realizing their difficulties. Distance between police and public should be bridged.
Former DGP Shri M. Natarajan presided over the inaugural session. Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla said that Police Art Festival is an effort to inter-link police families.
DGP Planning Shri Pawan Jain said that police personnel have aesthetic sense, but could not express it due to shortage of time. This initiative will promote artistry among police personnel.
A documentary on police personnel’s difficult life and dutifulness was screened. Shri Chouhan felicitated 2 police personnel Shri Hari Kant Dube and Shri Arun Shrivastava for excellence in theatre.
Shri Chouhan inaugurated an exhibition of paintings drawn by police personnel and their family members. Secretary of Indian Police Service Association, large number of police personnel and their family members were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan with family fetches Shri Ganesh idol
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 18, 2015
On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, idol of Lord Shri Ganesh was installed at CM House with religious rites and rituals today.
Earlier, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh fetched the idol from Central Plaza near Mata Mandir.
The Chief Minister said that there is rich tradition to install Lord Shri Ganesh in Indian culture. Entire country is maintaining this tradition.
Shri Chouhan wished for rapid growth of state and country and prosperity in the lives of state’s people.
From Central Plaza to CM House the carcade with chants of Jai Shri Ganesh presented a unique look. The Chief Minister greeted devotees.
Availability of power increases by 240 percent compared to year 2003
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 18, 2015
Availability of power in Madhya Pradesh has increased by 240 percent compared to year 2003. Under Atal Jyoti Abhiyan, quality power is being supplied to non-agriculture consumers 24X7 and 10 hours to agriculture consumers. Total 4530 MW power was available in the state in 2003, which has increased to 15 thousand 400 MW. Arrangements of power have been made as per demand till year 2022.
Energy Department has increased transmission capacity by 33 percent during last 4 years. This capacity was 34 thousand 232 MVA in year 2010-11, which has risen to 45 thousand 457 MVA in year 2014-15. During the period, 50 new ultra high tension power sub stations were set up. In 2003, transmission capacity in the state was 3890 MW, which has gone up to 12 thousand 600 MW in 2015. Transmission losses in the state have been reduced to 2.82 percent, which is lowest in the country. Along with feeder separation work, widespread infrastructure works are also being undertaken under power sector reforms in the state. During these 4 years, length of 11 KV lines have been increased by 55 percent. As on March 2015, total length of 11 KV lines was 3 lakh 13 thousand km whereas it was only 2 lakh 2 thousand km as on March 2011.
Number of electricity consumers has also increased in the state. It was 63 lakh 96 thousand in year 2003, which has increased upto about one crore 15 lakh. Power distribution companies have paid special attention to quality improvement in rural areas. During last 4 years, number of transformers has increased by 74 percent. There were 2 lakh 67 thousand transformers as on March 2011, which have increased to 4 lakh 65 thousand. Similarly, number of 35 KV sub-station has increased to 3,150.
Ease of Doing Business in companies
The 3 power distribution companies have started providing high tension power connections online. With this, applicants for high tension connections need not visit office of the company. Arrangements for payment against connection have also been made online. Number of prescribed documents for obtaining connection has also been reduced from 14 to 2. For upto 33 KV connections, facility of inspection by third party has been made instead of obtaining charging permission for electricity inspectors.
CM Shri Chouhan extends Ganesh Chaturthi greetings
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 12, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has greeted people on Ganesh Chaturthi.
The Chief Minister said that Lord Shri Ganesh, the deity of wisdom and prosperity inspires to do the best and creative things in life.
Shri Chouhan has wished prosperity in every family.
He urged people to celebrate the festival with joy and fervour and glorious tradition of harmony and goodwill.
CM Shri Chouhan greets on Vishwakarma Jayanti
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 16, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings to people of the state on Vishwakarma Jayanti.
In his message, the Chief Minister said that builders and manufacturers have important role in development.
Progress and prosperity in every sector is the results of their hard work and dutifulness.
Greeting all workers, artisans and people related to construction works on Vishwakarma Jayanti,
the Chief Minister urged them to work with more dedication and commitment.
Commission to enquire into Petlawad incident constituted
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 16, 2015
The state government has constituted single-member commission to enquire into Petlawad incident.
Retired High Court Judge Justice Shri Aryendra Kumar Saxena has been appointed Chairman of the commission.
Headquarters of the commission will be at Indore and it will submit its report in 3 months.
Terms of references of the commission include “in what circumstances explosion took place and whosoever is responsible for it and whether landlord or tenant had licence to store or use explosives.
The commission will also enquire that if any complaint against illegal storage of explosives in the building was filed then which officer received the complaint and what action was taken on it.
The commission will also suggest ways that such incidents do not recur in future.
Ministers duo honour senior engineers
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 16, 2015
Engineers Day function marking birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna late Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was held under the aegis of Madhya Pradesh Engineering Service Association here today.
PWD Minister Shri Sartaj Singh and Minister of State for Urban Administration & Development and GAD Shri Lal Singh Arya inaugurated the programme by lighting a lamp before Dr. Visvesvaraya after garlanding his photograph.
The Ministers duo felicitated 7 senior engineers including Sarvshri S.W. Mohgaonkar, K.D. Pathak, B.S. Rajput, G.D. Jauhari, A.K. Saxena, S.C. Pandey, P.C. Nigam, Arun Trivedi, N.P. Vijayvargiya and J.N. Shukla. Lata Mangeshkar awardee engineer Akriti Mehra recited Vande Mataram and other songs.
Various departments’ Secretaries, engineer-in-chiefs, chief engineers, executive engineers, executive engineers, engineers posted in the state and their family members.
Two-minute silence was observed for Petlawad incident.
The guests did not accept welcome with garlands and flowers due to this incident.
SIT constituted to enquire into Petlawad incident
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 15, 2015
On consecutive second day, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited houses belonging to deceased in the incident of Petlawad in Jhabua district and consoled their kin today. Expressing profound grief over the incident, the Chief Minister prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed souls.
He said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to enquire into the Petlawad incident. The Chief Minister said that efforts are on to catch the accused. Rs. one lakh will be given for tip-off about the accused.
The Chief Minister started his visits from village Khoria in Petlawad tahasil followed by all 17 villages including Naharpur, Kodli, Jhausar, Raipuria, Barwet where the deceased belonged. He consoled the bereaved families. The Chief Minister said that family members of the deceased should not feel lonely since the state government stands by them in this hour of grief.
Loss of life is irreparable, but it is our endeavour to ensure that affected families are brought to the mainstream. The state government will provide them every possible assistance. The Chief Minister directed district administration to ensure smooth arrangements for education of children of the deceased. He said that jobs/self-employment should be provided to kin of the deceased as per their eligibiligy.
The Chief Minister also directed to construct houses for kin of the deceased. He also directed to give pension, facility of BPL ration card etc to kin of the deceased as per requirement.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by in-charge of district and Labour Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, MLAs Sushri Nirmala Bhuria, Shri Kalsingh Bhabar, Shri Shantilal Bilwal, Shri Nagar Singh Chouhan, Shri Madho Singh Dabar, Shri Velsingh Bhuria, Shri Chetanya Kashyap and senior officers.
CM Shri Chouhan takes part in candle march at Petlawad
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 15, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan participated in a candle march taken out at Petlawad tonight to pay tributes to those killed in Petlawad incident.
The march passed through main thoroughfares of the city. Common people of the city also participated in it.
The Chief Minister said that there would be no lack of funds for treatment of those injured in the incident. If needed, the injured will be treated at prestigious hospitals of the country.
He said that employment opportunities will also be provided to affected families.
Treatment of cancer-affected children on government expenses
The Chief Minister said that treatment of cancer-affected children will be undertaken on government expenses. Family members of Kanishk and Tushar had med the CM for assistance.
One of these children is suffering from blood cancer.
Minister in-charge of the district Shri Antar Singh Arya, MLAs Sushri Nirmala Bhuria, Sarvshri Kalsingh Bhabar, Shantilal Bilwal, Nagar Singh Chouhan, Madho Singh Dabar, Velsingh Bhuria and Chetanya Kashyap also attended the candle march.
Petlawad incident to be judicially enquired
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 14, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inspected accident spot at Petlawad in Jhabua district today. He met the people injured and kin of the people who died in a gruesome accident there on Saturday.
He said that Petlawad incident will be judicially enquired. Kin of the deceased will be given Rs. 5 lakh each. Kin of the deceased will be provided jobs as per eligibility. Accused will not be spared in any case. Rs. one lakh will be given as reward for tip-off about the accused.
During meeting with family members of the injured and deceased, the Chief Minister was visually moved. He not only consoled, but also assured them of every possible assistance. At a number of places, he gave a patient hearing to people sitting on ground.
SDM and SDOP removed
The Chief Minister directed for immediate removal of SDM and SDOP. He directed to change entire staff of Petlawad police station with immediate effects.
Meets and consoles 40 families
The Chief Minister met and consoled 40 families at Petlawad. He assured that there would be no laxity in enquiry.
CM to visit Petlawad again on Monday
The Chief Minister will visit Petlawad again on Monday morning. He will visit 17 villages belonging to deceased and injured and console their family members.
Today the Chief Minister reach the Petlawad community health centre and met the injured. He enquired about health of the injured and wished them early recovery. He directed doctors not to leave any stone unturned in best treatment of the injured. He assured family members of the injured the state government will bear entire expenses on their treatment in State and out of state.
The government will give every possible assistance. The Chief Minister met and consoled kin of the deceased in the incident. He assured to extend assistance to them from the state government.
The Chief Minister met the people gather at and around the incident spot. He gave a patient hearing to all and assured to implement suggestions put forth by them. After inspecting the sport, the Chief Minister gave necessary directives to police and administrative officers.
The Chief Minister also visited crematorium where incident victims were being consigned to flames and paid tributes to deceased.
In-charge of Jhabua district and Labour Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, MLA Sushri Nirmala Bhuria, Sarvshri Shantilal Bilwal, Kalsingh Bhabar, Nagar Singh Chouhan, Madho Singh Dabar, other public representatives and officers were present on the occasion.
Warm welcome to Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 14, 2015
Warm welcome was accorded to Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh on his arrival at state hangar here today by Vidhan Sabha Speaker Shri Sitasaran Sharma and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Those who also greeted the Union Minister include Higher Education Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta,
Health Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Revenue Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma,
State BJP President Shri Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, MLAs Shri Surendranath Singh,
Shri Vishwas Sarang and Shri Rajendra Verma, Shri Arvind Menon, other public representatives and large number of workers.
CM Shri Chouhan at releases “Kalam Ka Sipahi” calendar
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 12, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan released calendar “Kalam Ka Sipahi” during Vishwa Hindi Sammelan. It contains pictures and brief introductions of 86 great poets and litterateurs.
The Chief Minister lauded the calendar published by Swaraj Sansthan Directorate of Department of Culture. He said that Hindi literature has got enriched in various streams in the modern era.
A number of gems are spread all over India, whose services we remember till date. In the calendar, a brief effort has been made to include pictorial introductions of Hindi’s selfless servants.
The Chief Minister said that a number of seers, poets and litterateurs have given significant contribution to Indian culture & civilization as well as Hindi language and literature by disseminating these through their works.
Those who set such glorious traditions include Ameer Khusro, Sant Kabeer, Goswami Tulsidas, Bhakt Surdas, Sant Ravidas, Meera Bai, Bhartendu Harishchandra, Pt. Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Maithilisharan Gupta, Suryakant Tripathi “Nirala”, Jai Shankar Prasad, Prem Chand, Ramdhari Singh “Dinkar” and others who deserve to be saluted and paid tributes.
Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava informed that along with pictures, dates of birth, death and their brief introductions have been given in the calendar.
Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, Commissioner Culture Shri Ajatshatru Shrivastava, officers, Hindi scholars and Hindi lovers were present on the occasion.
Cylinder blast in Jhabua: MP Government orders probe
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 12, 2015
The Madhya Pradesh Government has ordered an investigation into the gas explosion, which took place at a restaurant in Jhabua district early this morning.
Talking to the media, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babu Lal Gaur said that a probe has been ordered into the incident.
"The announcement of financial assistance will be made once the investigation is complete," he said.
At least 35 people were feared dead and as many injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded at a restaurant in Jhabua district early Saturday morning.
The explosion, which reportedly took place at around 8: 30 am, has caused damages to a number of adjacent buildings.
Eminence of Hindi increasing in world
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 11, 2015
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has said that eminence of Hindi as language is increasing in the world. To enrich Hindi, it should be linked to other Indian languages and its digital use increased. Prime Minister Shri Modi was addressing inaugural session of 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan here today.
The Prime Minister dedicated a postal stamp on the Sammelan. He also released Vishwa Hindi Sammelan’s souvenir and special issue of magazine “Gagananchal” and “Pravasi Sahitya Johannesburg Se Aage.
Prime Minister Shri Modi said that is it responsibility of every generation to preserve the heritage and pass it on to the next generation. Language is not static or inanimate, but has consciousness like life. This is experienced through linguistic development and enrichment. Representatives of 39 countries are taking part in the Sammelan. Language has power and makes situation conducive for itself from where it passes through. Hindi should absorb the best in other Indian languages. It should be linked with rich treasure of mother tongues of other states. According to linguists, 90 percent of languages are faced with threat of extinction by the end of 21st century. Take it as a challenge and conserve and promote our language. Our language is a treasure of knowledge and experience. Attachment with language is necessary to promote it.
The Prime Minister said that digital world has permeated deep into our life. We should mould Hindi and other Indian languages to suit technology. India is going to become a major market in changed technological scenario. Language is means of expression. Language should be inclusive and not exclusive. Every India language is invaluable. Power of language can be gauged by the fact that movement for Hindi in India was run by persons whose mother tongue was not Hindi, which is inspirational. Language and script have separate powers. Had proposal of writing all languages in Nagari script been effective, script would have assumed a role of national unity. Today, importance of Hindi is increasing in different countries. Indian films screened abroad have spread Hindi in the world. He said that through Vishwa Hindi Sammelan, initiative would be taken to further enrich Hindi and definite conclusions will be drawn.
Minister of External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj while throwing light on significance of organising the Sammelan at Bhopal, said that the state government is committed to promoting Hindi and Bhopal has been famous for organising successful conventions. She said that this Sammelan is being held after a gap of 32 years in India. First Sammelan was held at Nagpur in 1975. Since then, the Sammelan has changed its nature during 10 sammelans. Earlier, Sammelans focused on Hindi literature. She said that apart from promotion, preservation has also become need of the hour for progress of Hindi. She said that reports of parallel sessions will be written immediately and got approved by scholars also so that recommendations can be read out in the concluding session and implementation on them also started. She hoped that Sammelan will be result-oriented. Smt. Swaraj said that every citizen feels proud that the Prime Minister speaks in Hindi. This Sammelan will give momentum to Prime Minister’s efforts and Hindi will get its desired place and respect. She informed that 12 parallel sessions will be held on expansion and prospects of Hindi.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed the Prime Minister and the guests. He expressed gratitude towards the Prime Minister for giving consent to organise the Sammelan in Bhopal. Shri Chouhan said that Gujarat from where Mahatma Gandhi had given clarion call for Hindi, today Shri Modi from the same Gujarat is adding to honour of Hindi. He said that demand to make Hindi national language had also been raised from Gujarat. Shri Modi is Hindi speaking Prime Minister and has enhanced Hindi’s honour in country and abroad. The Chief Minister said that he will implement conclusions drawn at this Sammelan in letter and spirit.
Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V.K. Singh proposed a vote of thanks.
The Sammelan started with Hindi Stuti Gaan. Guests were welcomed with stoles.
Governor Shri Ram Naresh Yadav, West Bengal’s Governor Shri Kesari Nath Tripathi, Goa’s Governor Smt. Mridula Sinha, Union Information Technology Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Jharkhand’s Chief Minister Shri Raghuvar Das, Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harshvardhan, Union Minister of State for Home Dr. Kiran Rijuju, Human Resources & Technology Minister of Mauritius Smt. Leela Devi Dukhan Lachhuman, Foreign Secretary Shri Anil Wadhwa, Organising Committee’s Vice President Shri Anil Madhav Dave, Hind scholars from various countries and members of the state cabinet were present on the occasion.
PM Shri Modi welcomed by Governor and Chief Minister
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 11, 2015
Governor Shri Ram Naresh Yadav and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed Prime Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on his arrival here today.
The Prime Minister has come to Bhopal on brief stay-over to inaugurate 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan.
Higher Education Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, National General Secretary of BJP Shri Vinay Sahastrabuddhe, Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa and DGP Shri Surendra Sinh were also present on the occasion.
Prime Minister was accorded a cordial welcome by the Governor and the Chief Minister at the airport with bouquet by the Chief Minister this morning. Later, the Prime Minister left airport for Sammelan venue.
To prove milestone in globalisation of Hindi
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 10, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that objective of 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan is widespread. Various dimensions of use of Hindi will be discussed in it.
He said that this event will prove to be milestone in globalisation of Hindi. Shri Chouhan urged people to display attachment with Hindi at every level.
During inspection of sammelan’s arrangements, the Chief Minister said that the Sammelan will succeed in quelling all misgivings about Hindi. He said that Hindi is a language of knowledge, science and technology.
He said that it a matter of pride that heartland of India Madhya Pradesh is hosting 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan, to be held at Lal Parade Ground from September 10 to 12 in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the state government.
He said that it is the third Vishwa Hindi Sammelan being held in India after a gap of 32 years. Scholars and Hindi lovers from country and abroad will participate in it. Path of Hindi’s globalisation will be paved by discussing 16 dimensions of Hindi’s propagation.
He said that it is a matter of utmost pride that the Sammelan is being held in our state at a time when entire world has realised and recognized worth of Hindi.
The Chief Minister said that Hindi is not only National Language of India, but also its pride. Hindi is the symbol of national pride and country’s self-respect.
He urged people to display attachment with Hindi at every level. Shri Chouhan said that our joint efforts will strengthen linguistic manners of out next generations.
CM Shri Chouhan inaugurates “Abhigyanam Madhya Pradesh” exhibition
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 10, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated an exhibition showcasing development journey of Madhya Pradesh, Simhastha Mahaparv and grandeur of tourism at the venue of 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan here today.
External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V.K. Singh, Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa,
Vice President of Managing Committee Shri Anil Madhav Dave inspected the exhibition.
The exhibition impressively showcases development journey of Madhya Pradesh during last one decade including unprecedented growth of agriculture sector, food grains production, increase in irrigation capacity, energy generation,
development of industries and roads, women’s empowerment, innovative schemes, extension of health services, expansion of public services, digital progress, awards, unforgettable personalities, contribution of litterateurs and concerning invaluable documents, tourism growth and Simhastha.
C.M. Shri Chouhan for emergency plan in view of deficient rainfall
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 9, 2015
In view of deficient rainfall, the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed to draw out an emergency plan to deal with the challenging situation.
Addressing a meeting of Agriculture Cabinet at Mantralaya here today, he asked the authorities to immediately launch an action plan for saving the crops from drought and diseases.
Shri Chouhan asked the officers and experts to consider the weather forecasts before finalizing plans. He said that all possible alternative measures should be taken and farmers should be given all possible relief. He asked the Revenue Department's officials to immediately start survey of crops damaged by diseases or pests.
Shri Chouhan directed the officers of Water Resources and Energy Departments to ensure sufficient power and water supply so that Kharif crops are saved. He said that the areas situated away from dams have reported unprecedented increase in power requirement.
This situation should be kept in view while designing actions plans; he added saying that he would review the situation by end of next week.
Shri Chouhan stressed the need for keeping the farming community well informed about the use of seeds and intercropping.
Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava, Minister for Agriculture Shri Gauri Shankar Bisen, Minister for Revenue Shri Rampal Singh, Finance Minster Shri Jayant Malaiya, Minstier for Public Health Engineering Sushri Kusum Mehdele, Minister for Tribal Welfare Shri Gyan Singh, Minister of State for Urban Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya and Chief Secretary Shri Anthony De Sa attended the meeting.
It was informed that during kharif 2015 rainfall has been deficient as 23 districts have recorded average rainfall while 19 have less than average rainfall.
Construction of Irrigation canal to irrigate 7.5 thousand hectares sanctioned
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 9, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired a meeting of Major Projects Control Board here today.
The meeting sanctioned construction of canals to irrigate 7.5 thousand hectares under second phase of Mahan Project in Sidhi district.
Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, Agriculture Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen,
Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, ACS NVDA Shri Rajneesh Vaish,
Principal Secretary Water Resources Shri R.S. Julania and Secretary to CM Shri Hari Ranjan Rao attended the meeting
Condusive atmosphere in Madhya Pradesh for investors
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 8, 2015
In the series of regular meeting of investors with Chief Minister, 2 investors including CEO and MD of Procter & Gamble home products Shri Al Razvani and CE0 Of Artisan Agrotech Shri Deb Mukherjee.
The Chief Minister said that the state has condusive atmosphere in the state. Single door policy has been implemented for them.
Shri Razvani informed that multi national company Procter & Gamble has invested about Rs, 2 thousand crore in Madhya Pradesh.
The company proposes further investment of Rs. 3000 crore.
Shri Mukherjee of Artisan and Agrotech said that his company has proposed to produce bamboo-based particle board and establishment of MDF unit.
This will give permanent jobs to 3000 persons. He suggested to grow bamboos on the banks of rivers. This will check soil erosion.
Principal Secretary to CM Shri S. K. Mishra and TRIFAC’s MD Shri D.P. Ahuja were also present.
Rs. 50 crore to Jhabua for horticulture crops
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 8, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Rs. 50 crore will be spent to promote horticulture in Jhabua district. He said that this amount will be spent on construction of pack houses which conducive for fruits production.
The Chief Minister was addressing a farmers convention-cum-Anyodaya Mela at Ranapur in Jhabua district today. At Antyoda Mela benefit letters worh Rs. 8 crore 59 lakh were distributed to 2387 beneficiaries.
The Chief Minister laid foundation stones of 7 construction works costing Rs, 64 crore. The Chief Minister inaugurated Ranapur college and planted a sapling. Labour Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, MLAs Sushri Nirmala Bhuria and Sarvshri Kal Singh Bhabhar, Nagar Singh Chouhan and Val Singh Bhuria were also present.
The Chief Minister said that forest rights are being given to tribals who are occupying forest land. Condition of below poverty line has been abolished in the case of providing wheat, rice and salt are at the rate of Re. 1 per kg to tribals. He congratulated representatives of Bhagor Gram Panchyat to rid the village from evil of open-area defecation.
He remembers liquor prohibition campaign of former MP late Shri Dilip Singh Bhuria saying that neither a new liquor shop or factory nor any liquor shop will be sanctioned in the state. Shri Chouhan sanctioned Rs. 1 crore for development and beautification of Ranapur, Rs. 13 crore 97 lakh for installation X-ray machine and upgradation of Ranpur community health centre to 20-bed hospital.
He sanctioned Rs, 18 crore for geography faculty in Jhabua college and construction of 2-lane Jhabua-Kalyanpur road, Rs. 3.35 crore for construction of CC Roads in Majra-Tolas, Rs. 2 crore for Ranapur Mandi, Rs. one crore 65 lakh for building of Ranapur higher secondary school and announced to upgrade 2 hostels to 100-seaters. He said that no stone will be left unturned to bring Narmada water through pipelines to Jhabua district.
Roadmap of development of Gwalior Smart City within a month
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 7, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Gwalior will be developed as most beautiful city in the country in 5 years. It is a matter of happiness that Gwalior has been included in Smart City Scheme. By next month, a roadmap will be chalked out through mutual coordination between public representatives, subject experts, private agencies and officers so that Gwalior lives upto norms of Smart City. The Chief Minster was dedicating piped supply of natural gas at Gwalior today. He also inaugurated CNG Station.
The Chief Minister said that piped gas supply has added a new chapter in development. This will prove to be boon for women. He said that women will not have to wait for gas cylinder. Shri Chouhan asked officers of piped gas supply agency Avantika Gas Limited to expedite work. He expressed the wish to supply piped gas to industries also in future.
Union Steel and Mines Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that Central government aims to supply piped water to crores of houses in the country. The cylinders saved due to it will be supplied to remote areas. He expressed happiness that piped gas supply has started at Indore, Ujjain and Gwalior. The Union Minister said that on Prime Minister’s call, 20 lakh persons in the country have foregone gas subsidy, which will be used to supply domestic gas to economically weaker sections
No let-up in women’s empowerment
Women tied Raksha Sutras to the Chief Minister on the occasion. Shri Chouhan said that there would be no let-up in efforts for women’s empowerment. He said that 20 lakh girls have become Ladli Laxmis in the state so far.
Avantika Gas Limited is doing work of piped supply of natural gas at Gwalior in collaboration with Gas Authority of India Limited and Bharat Petroleum. About 86 km long pipeline has been laid so far in the city at a cost of Rs. 10 crore. In the first phase, connections have been given to 200 houses. In next 5 years, the company will give connections to about 70 thousand domestic consumers.
Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh, Mayor Shri Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar, MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, MLS Sarvshri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, Narayan Singh Kushwaha, Bharat Singh Kushwaha and Shri Ghanshyam Pirauniya were also present.
Newly elected Mayor and corporators should ensure city’s all-round development
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 7, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that newly elected Mayor and corporators should take pledge to ensure city’s all-round development with maximum public participation. He also announced Rs. 565 crore 25 lakh for city’s development.
Union Mines and Steel Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar was also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that he is fulfilling promises made for development of Morena. He sanctioned Rs. 130 crore for project to bring water from Chambal river for supply of drinking water in Morena city, Rs. 300 crore for underground sewer line, Rs. 100 crore for houses to the poor, Rs. 19 crore for city’s development and Rs. 4 crore for preservation of Badokhar lake.
The Chief Minister said that large number of people from Morena are in army. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has announced “one rank, one pension” scheme which would morale of army.
Union Minister Shri Tomar said that Morena has joined 16 Municipal Corporations in the state for the first time. Congratulating newly elected Mayor and corporators, he said that name of Morena will be counted among developed city after completion of development works at a rapid pace.
Newly elected Mayor Shri Ashok Argal presented vision document of Morena city’s development comprising construction of flyover, ring road, parks, waste management etc. at the outset, collector Sushri Shilpa Gupta administered oath of secretary and office to Mayor Shri Argal and 47 corporators.
Minister of State for GAD and in-charge of district Shri Lal Singh Arya, local MP Shri Anup Mishra, MLAs Sarvshri Rustam Singh, Satyapal Singh Sikarwar, Meharban Singh Rawat and Subedar Singh Rjaodha were also present.
CM Shri Chouhan greets people on Shri Krishna Janmashtami
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 5, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings and best wishes to state’s people on Shri Krishna Janmashtami.
In his greeting message, the Chief Minister said that Lord Shri Krishna had incarnated to end injustice and atrocities for establishing Dharma.
He taught Karmayog to the world through Bhagwad Gita.
Exhorting people to follow ideals of Lord Shri Krishna, he said that devotion,
Karma and knowledge will pave way to re-building of the state.
CM Shri Chouhan greets teachers on Teacher’s Day
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 5, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has greeted the teachers of the sate on Teacher’s Day.
Fondly remembering Dr. Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan, the Chief Minister said that India has fostered and nourished Guru-Shishya tradition.
In Indian scriptures and culture, Guru has been evaluated with seers and path breakers for humanity.
Hard work of Gurus and disciples’ devotion to imbibe knowledge are both worthy of respect.
Shri Chouhan has urged teaching fraternity to continue contributing their mite to the drive for enriching Madhya Pradesh with power of knowledge.
Vishwa Hindi Sammelan to be medium of globalisation of Hindi
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 4, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan will be a global level event for which joint efforts are being made by Central and state governments.
Large scale efforts have been made to ensure that the event’s arrangements are flawless and smooth. He said that importance of Hindi is increasing in the world.
People in other countries are learning Hindi. Under these circumstances, Vishwa Hindi Sammelan at Bhopal will become a medium of Hindi’s globalisation.
The Chief Minister stated this while inspecting preparations for the event here today. He gave necessary actions regarding event’s arrangements. Vice President of Managing Committee Shri Anil Madhav Dave, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa and DGP Shri Surendra Sinh were also present on the occasion.
Shri Chouhan said that it is privilege of Bhopal to host Vishwa Hindi Sammelan being held after a gap of 32 years. It is the third Sammelan to be held in India.
Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj will be present throughout the Sammelan. Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will also participate. Eminent artiste Shri Amitabh Bachchan will address the concluding function.
He informed that eminent scholars of Hindi from country and abroad will participate in the Sammelan. About 5 thousand scholars will be present at the inaugural and concluding sessions.
Governors and Chief Ministers of various states will also participate in it. Over 2 thousand scholars will discuss 16 dimensions of propagation of Hind for 3 days.
Parallel sessions will be held on Hindi children’s literature, administrative work and technological subjects in Hindi. He said that confabulations at the Sammelan will pave the way for practical methods to remove hurdles in development of Hindi.
Rs. 12 thousand crore to be spent to strengthen urban infrastructure: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 4, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Rs. 12 thousand crore will be spent to strengthen urban infrastructure in the state. he urged real estate sector to cooperative with the government in constructing houses for the poor.
Shri Chouhan said that along with development of cities, it is also necessary to conserve humanity and environment.
It is the identity of the city. Shri Chouhan was speaking at a discussion organised by a newspaper group on issues pertaining to Smart City here today.
Shri Chouhan said that several discrepancies have increased due to adoption of Western model of development.
He said that during development of cities it should be kept in view that cities have culture of their own, which is their identity.
Shri Chouhan said that 10 lakh houses for the rural poor and 5 lakh houses for the urban poor will be constructed during next 3 years. He said that such a policy is under consideration that the urban poor should have at least land to construct houses.
This is a challenging task in which cooperation of private sector will be needed. He said that suitable policy will also be chalked out for construction of high-rise buildings.
Single-window system for facilities to builders will be made more effective and guidelines of collector rate will also be considered.
MP Shri Alok Sanjar, MLA Shri Vishwas Sarang and officers were also present on the occasion.
Vande Mataram recited in chorus at Vallabh Bhai Patel Park
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 2, 2015
National Song Vande Mataram was recited in chorus in the presence of Home and Jail Minister Shri Babulal Gaur at
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park in front of Mantralaya here today.
ACS Panchayats & Rural Development Smt. Aruna Sharma, Principal Secretary Commercial Taxes Shri Manoj Shrivastava,
Secretary General Administration Smt. Rashmi Arun Shami, other officers and employees participated in chorus singing.
It is noteworthy that Vande Mataram is sung on the first working day of every month at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park.
Group led by Shri B.S. Nigam lent main voices to chorus singing.
Pending cases solved as soon us put up in Samadhan Online
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 2, 2015
Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa ensured justice in 12 cases through Samadhan Online launched by the Chief Minister, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today. Secretary to CM and Science & Technology Shri Hari Ranjan Rao was also present.
The CS directed for action against officers guilty of delay in allotting land to Shri Subhash Chandra Singhai of Katni and give land to beneficiary as per eligibility. The CS said that there should be no delay in giving alternative land to land owners from whom land is acquired for construction of road construction or any other purpose.
On the joint application of Sushri Lata Wankhede of Khargone and 65 others, action was taken in the case of providing funds for Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana. In the case, 44 applicants were found to be ineligible. Directives were given to pay Rs. 5 lakh 25 thousand to remaining 21 applicants.
Case of Shri Mahesh Gehlot of Sehore district was Mukhyamantri Jeevan-Kalyan Yojana was sanctioned. The CS was informed that Shri Mahesh’s father Shri Dilip Singh died due to electrocution during agriculture work.
The CS directed to provide him Rs. one lakh ex-gratia and Rs. 2 thousand as assistance for last rites. The Chief Secretary directed all collectors to provide assistance for last rites in such cases immediately.
Directives were given for necessary action in the case of Shri Sudeesh Warkade, also of Sehore district under Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Yojana. The CS expressed displeasure over delay at bank level. Shri Keshav Parihar of Datia district informed that his relative had died due to lightning.
But no relief has been given so far. The CS directed to provide relief to the applicant immediately and seek explanation from guilty revenue officer. In the case, 2 government servants Shri Anand Kishore and Shri Laxman Saxena have been suspended.
Case of Shri Jagjivanlal Mishra of Rewa was also solved in Samadhan Online. The CS expressed unhappiness over non-fixation of rent after renting building for office of sub-registrar and directed for action against guilty government servant.
On the application of some residents of Seoni district, the CS directed for providing them forest land rights pattas. Shri Nilesh Kushwaha of Dewas district informed about non-receipt of amount for laptop despite securing 85 percent marks in class XII. On Chief Secretary’s directives, amount was deposited in student’s bank account.
Shri Sandeep Jatav of Indore had not received amount in his case under Faster Care Scheme, which was paid to Child Care Committee by Women’s Empowerment Directorate. Under the scheme, funds are provided to raising and care of children as per provisions of Juvenile Justice Act.
People should be provided best of civic amenities
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 1, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that humility should follow victory. Those rising to responsible posts must also have sense of responsibility. Newly elected Mayor and all corporators should make available best of civic amenities to people.
There should be healthy competition of good works between all wards and the ward with best performance will be awarded. The Chief Minister was addressing oath-taking ceremony of newly elected Mayor and Corporators of Ujjain Municipal Corporation at Ujjain today.
Rs. 1200 crore announced
The Chief Minister said that no stone will be left unturned in development of Ujjain. The state government has sanctioned Rs. 2700 crore for Simhastha and these works are going on. The Chief Minister announced sanction of Rs. 1200 crore for basic amenities of Ujjain city.
Amount of Rs. 1200 crore announced by the Chief Minister includes Rs. 645 crore to lay sewer line for outflow of filthy effluents from the city, Rs. 231 crore for new overhead tanks and drinking water pipelines, Rs. 45 crore to set up solid waste management plant, Rs. 120 crore for parking and traffic system including multi-level parking, Rs. 150 crore for storm water drainage system to flush out rain water from Ujjain city, Rs. 72 crore for first phase of beautification of parks and Rs. 36 crore for Smart City and other works.
He said that all works will be completed within next 3 years. He also announced to modernize Dewas Gate bus stand under PPP mode, Transport Nagar on 22 hectares, beautification of all parks and Freeganj over-bridge.
Newly elected Mayor Sushri Meena Jonwal and all corporators were administered oath by collector Shri Kavindra Kiyawat. Vice Chairman of State Planning Commission Shri Babulal Jain, MPs Shri Satyanarayan Jatia, Dr. Chintaman Malviya, MLA Dr. Mohan Yadav, Shri Anil Firojiya, Shri Bahadur Singh Chouhan and Ujjain Development Authority’s Chairman Shri Jagdish Agrawal were also present on the occasion.
Meets deaf and dumb girl Deepika Prajapati
The Chief Minister called to the dais deaf and dumb girl Deepika Prajapati who were trying to meet him during oath-taking programme and read out her application. It was written in the application that flower shop of her mother Radha Bai in front of Har Siddhi Mandir has been removed during anti-encroachment drive. Her family has become unemployed. The Chief Minister directed the collector for necessary action.
MP top state in world in agriculture
Bhopal:MMNN: Sep. 1, 2015
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that MP is the top state in world in agriculture growth. The Chief Minister was addressing development convention at Dewas today.
He sanctioned Rs. 571.68 crore for development works in Dewas city, performed Bhumi Poojan of Rs. 173.24 crore construction works and announced installation of life-size statue of late Shri Tukojirao Puar .
He declared Vijayaganj Mandi as Tappa tahasil. Minister of State for Education Shri Deepak Joshi and MP Shri Manohar Untwal were also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that earlier, farmers were given agriculture loans at 18 percent interest rate. Now, we are providing it at zero percent interest rate.
He said that that government has decided to give 10 percent loan subsidy to farmers. Shri Chouhan said that it would be ensured that farmers get full benefit of crop insurance policy. He said that the state government is going to ensure that every person in the state owns a house.
To facilitate students in studies, smart phones will be provided to first and second year students in colleges and students securing over 85 percent marks in class XII will be given laptops. Provision has been made for scholarships to children belonging to poor general class families.
He said that women are being empowered and adequate opportunities of health, education, rehabilitation and employment are being provided to them. Bank guarantee of loans worth Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. one crore will be provided for self-employment of youths.
The Chief Minister said that Dewas will be made Smart City. The Chief Minister also inspected a development exhibition.