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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Lokamrit of National Deliberations Lok –Manthan 2016 of “Nation First” Thinkers and Industrious Persons
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 15, 2016

Indian and Foreign Scholars, Thinkers and Industrious Persons took part in the three day Lok_Manthan, in context to the sentiments of “Nation First” in reference to the country-Period and Condition. Intensive analysis of ill effects of colonialisation on society took place during Lok-Manthan. Commitment for Upliftment of Nation was the conclusion emerged from the group discussions on the basis of public welfare.
This fact which was emerged from the Manthan that several known and unknown industrious persons are active to arouse the right emotions of original vanity and nature of the nation by coming out of colonial mindset. This kind of praiseworthy and respectful public efforts have renaissance the soul of India. Some elements of the society are exploiting the vanity of society for their selfishness.
It has emerged in the Manthan that while accepting the challenge and chanting One Nation mantra that it is national responsibility to strengthen a wide national vanity. Final good opinion of the Lok-Manthan emerged that various parallel vanities have important place in social life. It is necessary by developing all the vanities properly, all should contribute shouldering their responsibilities for all round development of the nation.
Efforts are being made to link Indian traditions by expressions through arts, literature, dramas, films, research and media to establish wide national identity.
Lokamrit of Lok-Manthan
1. To upgrade nationalism towards social, political, economic and other policies and objectives of public life.
2. Integration of India expressed always in various forms. This is our foundation for nation building
3. To organize deliberations based on ‘Nation First’ at various levels, forms and dimensions to re-establish national thoughts by removing mindset based on colonilisation.
4. Constant analysis and rendering of indigenous options of social arrangements, economic fabrication and resources of democracy.
5. Evaluation of loss due to colonilisation through research and education in Universities and to include ideas to make people free from the colonial mindset.
6. To honour and encourage for establishment of indigenous thoughts opposing tendencies of colonilisation through literature, arts, creativity, films, television programmes.
7. Not only conservation but development of various forms of integration like folk traditions and folk arts.
8. Placement of public efforts to strengthen the various vanities of society comprising national integration.
It has been found during the three day Lok-Manthan that Nitya Nutan-Chir Puratan is soul of Indian Culture. Indian culture has always not only welcomes but include modernity, openness, new, knowledge-science and talent. The Thinkers and Industrious Persons of ‘Nation First’ thoughts consider this as pious work to strengthen this glorified heritage in personal, social and professional life as per the country, period and conditions.



Why Some People Upset with Talks of Patriotism – Actor Anupam Kher
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 15, 2016

When we talk about patriotism, some people felt upset. They say do not teach us patriotism. This is true that nobody can teach patriotism, it comes from inside. Patriotism is in our blood. It emerges whenever opportunity appears. If the talk of patriotism hurts anyone, let them we will act as we wish. This view was expressed by the special guest of the concluding session and the famous film actor Shri Anupam Kher at the three day Lok-Manthan programme. The programme was organized under the joint aegis of Culture Department Madhya Pradesh, Bharat Bhavan and Pragya Pravah organization.
Shri Kher further mentioned that topics like intolerance and patriotism have been raised intentionally in the last two-three years. When discussion on intolerance took place, Bhartiya inside me awoke and has told me this is no time to keep quite. Hence, I opposed the intolerance openly. Shri Kher said that people make efforts to neglect people who talk about the patriotism. Question is why we should be protective to talk about the patriotism.
He said that he is a Kashmiri Pandit and he has patriotism in his blood. The Kasmiri Pandit never spoke against country despite they have been banished. He mentioned that Nation should come first for every Indian. No finger prints matches others means every individual is unique. We all have different identities but our first identification is that we are Indians.
The Chief Guest of the concluding session Boddha Religious Guru Somdong Rinpoche describing the time of Lok-Manthan the right time said that this will be a new direction. Lok-Manthan has importance because by admitting the views on country, period and situations has given importance to Nation First concept. Today all the four situations are not simple. Pollution is at its peak in the country. There is no clean water.
Velocity of speed and stability of situation has created a bizarre situation. Everyone talks about challenges but not solution. Maximum increase in violence is seen in the form of war and terrorism. Humans are not feeling safe anywhere. He further said that Mahabharata war had come to an end within 18 days but Vietnam war continued for18 years. To keep their weapons market intact, violence took place and it is continuing till date. He said that plastic is held responsible for pollution but we never talk to stop plastic production.
Executive Chairman of Lok-Manthan Organising Committee Dr. Chandraprakash Diwedi said that Shastra has said that there is no second. Kabir in reference to public said “Prem Gali Ati Sankri, Ja Mein Doi Na Samaaye” means there is no other in the auditorium. Hence, we deliberate first what is slavery beside we wish freedom from foreign slavery. He informed that one of the soldier of Sikander asked Rishi Salates that he wish knowledge deliberations. Rishi said remove your clothes and lay down on stone near me. When you are not ready to remove your clothes, how will you remove veil from your heart. We have tried to remove veils from the hearts in the Lok-Manthan.
Dr. Diwedi further said that nobody can get milk from counting cows. Will Society get Amrut from intellectual discussions. We will have to take forward these deliberations, in family, society and everywhere. There is no need for so many people in Manthan. We will have to keep continue the Manthan. Amrut of Gita was obtained from the dialogues of Krishna and Arjun. Swami Vivekanand said that I am worried about the world, so I worried about India because we will get all the answers of questions of the world from India. Guru Govalkar said that so much loss has not occurred due to activeness of rogues but from the inactiveness of gentlemen.
Before this discussions the report of Secretary of Organising Committee Shri J. Nandkumar took place. The programme was conducted and vote of thanks was given by the organizer of Lok-Manthan Shri Deepak Sharma.



CM Shri Chouhan Greets People on Guru Nanak Jayanti
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 14, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
Shri Chouhan in his message said that teachings of Guru Nanak give guidance to the society and the world community.
His teaching has potential to strengthen the society culturally and spiritually.
He has taught that God is One, Everlasting, Almighty, Omnipotent and Omnipresent.
Internal spiritual practice is needed to reach the God.
CM Shri Chouhan urged the people to imbibe teachings of Guru Nanak in their life.



Nationalism and Liberalisation not Oppose Each Other
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 14, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Indian Soil and Culture is full of liberalization and globalization. Nationalism and liberalization not oppose each other whereas they are one. Shri Chouhan was addressing the group session on ‘Nav-Udarikaran aur Bhoomandlikaran ke Daur mein Rashtriyata ‘ at the second day of ‘Lok Manthan’ here today.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ has been said in India thousand years ago. There is always liberty for views in India. After Monarchy in west, democracy took birth with an objective to establish freedom and equality. Moreover, after industrial evolution, communism emerged for proletarian to oppose exploitation. Communism and later capitalism could not made happiness possible for the humans.
Happiness is utmost essential for heart, intelligence and souls beside body. Life conducting arrangement has been made through Dharm, Arth, Kaam, Moksh and Purushartha in Indian Culture. Human is not only person but it is also society. Hence we have to deliberate for the happiness of the society. Consciousness is omnipresent is the basic of Indian Philosophy. Nature should not be exploited but it should be utilized. This eternal view can give direction to the world.
CM Shri Chouhan said that ‘Integrated Humanity’ philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya is based on Indian traditions. He said that there should be no scarcity of money in life and neither it should dominate life.
Referring to the Union Government decision Shri Chouhan said that the effect of essence was eliminated by after demonetizing Rs. 500 and 1000 currency notes. This decision will eliminate black money, counterfeit notes and funding to terrorism.
Former Union Minister Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi said that nationalism strengthen spirit of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ whereas globalization is mere economic thought. There is a difference between both but coordination is also required.
As per the western thoughts, the creator of the world lives outside the world, create it again and punish. Humans are sent to earth for gratification. Moreover, western thoughts consider that nature is not live, cannot sense, hence it is permitted to enjoy it.
Dr. Joshi further mentioned that it is being said that globalization is not meant for poor and poor countries. This is the basic behind the western thought, consciousness can exploit unconsciousness. The foundation of consciousness is balance in Indian culture. Not more than needed and not less than required. We are being impacted by the western culture.
Family is our basic foundation and disintegration will collapse the world. Globalization today hinders individuality, complexity and superiority. Prosperity does not bring serenity and India must understand to balance it. West needs market only and we need market as well as family.
In the context of Nationalism, Member of Niti Ayog Dr. Vivek Deboroy while giving example of Swami Vivekanand said that Indian Population believes in Moksha (salvation), believes in eternal joy. If I do not feel pride for India, it means I have no sense of pride towards myself.
There is a danger on our thousand years old cultures in the name of globalization. We do not even understand our old culture and traditions. Even Nineteen thousand Shastras have not yet been translated so far from our 35 thousand shastras.



Farmers to have Right to Choose Payment Option in Krishi Upaj Mandis
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 12, 2016

As per the Krsihi Upaj Mandi Act, it is mandatory to make payment to the farmers for their agriculture produces on he same day in Mandi premises itself. As per the intention of the Act, several decisions were taken by the state Agriculture Marketing Board to facilitate the farmers to do daily business in the mandis conveniently.
As per the decisions, information as regarding payment to the farmers through R.T.G.S., bank drafts, bankers cheques or account payee cheques will be issued to facilitate farmers to choose payment option.
Procurement centers established in the cotton mandis to purchase cotton at the support price will be organized and made active. Publicity arrangements towards procurement of Paddy and corn will be made up to panchayat level. Procurement of moong at support price are being made by the Food-Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department, S.F.A.C., NAFED, FCI and under the Price Stabilisation Scheme.
This arrangement will be expanded for coming moong, urad, tuar pulses produce in the mandis. Constant vigilance will be monitor to avoid inconvenience to the farmers in fruits and vegetables mandis by the secretary krishi upaj mandi. Secretary krishi upaj mandi will made responsible to ensure deposit of valid security in mandi as per the purchasing capacity of the related licensee trader who make payment to farmers through account payee cheque. Moreover, secretary will be made responsible to ensure that the concerned licensee trader does not purchase more than the capacity.
Efforts and publicity will be made by the Cooperative department, food and civil supplies and consumer protection department to facilitate bank loan to the farmers through the warehouse receipt against produces kept in the warehouse.
Moreover, constant monitoring will be done by the secretary of mandi committee to avoid inconvenience to the farmers coming to sell their produces in fruits and vegetables mandis. Use of the available storage capacity in the mandis will be done through warehousing corporation. Directives will be issued and publicity will be done to provide free storage facility to the farmers in mandis till December 15, 2016.



Multiplicity of Joy in Indian Culture and Public Life
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 12, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Indian Culture and Public Life have multiplicity of joy and emotional attachments to our traditions. Due to blind westernization and modern life, happiness and liveliness have alienated from the life. Shri Chouhan was inaugurating the exhibition oragnised under the three day “Lok Manthan” programme being started from November 12 at Vidhan Sabha campus today. The programme is being organized in cooperation of Culture Department, Pragya Pravah and Bharat Bhavan. Eminent thinkers holding strong faith in “Rashtra Sarvopari” (Nation is Paramount) philosophy are taking part in Lok Manthan programme.
CM Shri Chouhan said that India is a great and ancient country. It has 5 thousand old history. When civilization of India was at peak, there was no existence of many countries. Institutions like Takshshila and Nalanda were in existence here.
Shri Chouhan further said that folk culture of India is knitted from traditions and values of life. This is unique and diversified. He mentioned that the developed countries of the world have progressed but have lost zeal towards life. Adherence to only western thinking and culture is wrong. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that Indian public life is prospering with positivity and liveliness. It believes in present and has its own philosophy of life. Moreover, it has own vision towards life and jubilations. Here death is celebrated too.
CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government will act to take forward the deliberations being undertaken in ‘Lok Manthan’. Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava informed about the Concept of Lok Manthan progamme and exhibition.
Speaker Vidha Sabha Shri Sitasaran Sharma, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh installed a traditional Kalash before the idol of Vagdevi and lit the lamp. They also performed Tulsi Pooja as per the tribal traditional ceremony. MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Sah-Sarkaryawah RSS Shri Dattatray Hosbole and Shri Sadanand Sapre of Pragya Pravah were present on the occasion.
Features of Unique Exhibition
Exhibition being organised at Vidhan Sabha premises under the Lok Manthan programme site is unique in its nature. The exhibition has been prepared as an image of Indian traditions, culture, environment, art and tribal life. This exhibition will remain open for people for three days.
Moreover, this exhibition displays trident of human, nature and Indian traditions. The exhibition site has been divided into eight segments. Center holds Brahma Sthan having blooming lotus in water. Also, pictures beside tribal traditions, arts and culture have been exhibited. Pictures of Sanatan culture have been displayed as we enter the exhibition.
Second segment holds picture focusing words. Importance of words has been displayed. Third segment belongs to foundation where religion, science, culture and other subjects have been explained. Fourth segment is focused on utsav, traditions of zeal in life has been displayed here comprising life journey from birth to death. Moreover in the fifth segment, valor has been notified for protection of life. Sixth segment belongs to immersion, where stories related to origin of Narmada river in picture forms have been displayed in tribal traditional craft.



CM Shri Chouhan Honours Sushri P.V.Sindhu with Rs. 50 Lakh
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 11, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan honoured excellent sportspersons with prestigious “Shikhar Khel Alankaran 2016” samman at a grand programme here today. Shri Chouhan honoured the badminton player Sushri P.V.Sindhu who has won a silver medal at Rio Olympics with Rs. 50 lakh on behalf of the state government. Smt.Vijaya mother of Sushri Sindhu and Coach Shri Pullela Gopichand were especially present on the occasion.
It may be mentioned that announcement was made by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan to honour Sushri Sindhu for winning silver medal with Rs. 50 lakh. Shri Chouhan said that Sushri Sidhu is a pride of the country. She has brought laurel to the country. He further said that Sushri Sakshi malik will also be honoured. Moreover, sportspersons of Madhya Pradesh will also be honoured who had participated in the Olympics. He reiterated the pledge to send more and more sportspersons from the state in the next Olympics.
CM Shri Chouhan honoured the famous hockey coach Shri Paramjeet Singh with Life Time Achievement award. He honoured the coach of soft ball Shri Sudesh Sangte and Taekwondo coach Shri Virendra Pawar with Vishwamitra award.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state government will provide best facilities to all the players. He said that it is now clear from the Rio Olympics that daughters of India can do wonder. Shri Chouhan said that sportspersons of the state have talent, ability and devotion, they can perform marvel if they get the facilities.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that a sport is necessary along with studies. Politics should have sportsmanship spirit too. The committed sportspersons who are deeply involved in the sports should be accommodated in sports management. Shri Chouhan urged the sportspersons to administer pledge for excellent performance. He hoped that India will display excellently well in the next Olympics and Madhya Pradesh will contribute in it.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan presented appointment letter for government jobs to Kayaking player Sushri Anjali Vashishth, softball player Sushri Riha David, Karate player Shri Ajay Yadav, Wushu player Sushri Ankita Raikwar and softball player Sushri Savita.
Sushri P.V. Sindhu expressed gratitude towards all for support during Rio Olympics. She mentioned that it was not possible without the support and guidance of the coach.
Giving credit for progress and achievements in sports to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, Minister for Sports Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia said that it was not possible without 100 percent increase in the sports budget. She further said that the sports department was a small department in 2006 with a budget of Rs. 4 crore only. The budget has been increased by 100 percent. There is a enthusiasm and delight among the sportspersons of the sports academies. She mentioned that cooperation of parents and the coach is the key to success.
Director Sports Shri Upendra Jain in his welcome speech said that Madhya Pradesh is becoming leader constantly in the field of sports. Madhya Pradesh’s sports strategy to promote sports is being studied by other states.
Furthermore, Mount Everest climber Mountaineer Shri Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha and Shri Ratnesh Pandey were honoured with Rs. One lakh each on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan honoured Eklavya award recipients Shri Mohik Gajdhar ( Soft Tennis), Sushri Chinki Yadav (Shooting), Sushri Neha Rajput (Wushu), Shri Atul Mishra (Kayaking-Canoeing), Sushri Ani Jain (Swimming), Sushri Arunima Shrivastava (Fencing), Sushri Paridhi Joshi (Equestrian), Shri Satyam Sharma (Karate), Shri Anand Thakur (Sailing), Shri Mayank Patel (Cycling), Shri Rahul Batham (Cricket), Sushri Divya Thepe ( Hockey), Sushri Sonal Bisht (Softball), Sushri Soumya Agarwal (Jump Rope) and Vikram awards recipients Sushri Namita Chandel (Kayaking-Canoeing), Sushri Poorvi Soni ( Wushu), Sushri Shalini Sankath (Shooting), Shri Rishabh Mehta (Equestrian), Sushri Shravya Dronadula (Taekwondo), Shri Sameer Verma (Badminton), Sushri Neeti Singh ( Kabaddi), Shri Ankit Chintaman ( Kho-Kho), Shri Kamal Kushwaha (Throw Ball) and handicapped Shri Ravi Kumar Surariya (Cycling) were honoured with Shikhar Khel Samman.
CM Shri Chouhan released a book titling “In Pursuit of Excellence” highlighting Madhya Pradesh’s achievements and progress in sports on the occasion.



Facility of Good Roads- Right of Public and Government’s Priority
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 11, 2016

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra said that facility of good roads is the right of public and government’s priority.
Dr. Mishra said this while performing bhoomi poojan of Gwalior –Jhansi road to Sonagir costing Rs. 22 lakh in a programme at Datia today.
This 2.75 kilometer road will be constructed by the Public Works Department.
Better road facility will provide good transit facility to Sonagir tourist area and to the villagers of other villages.
Dr. Mishra said that development of rural areas became possible due to good roads. Sonagir is an important and big religious area of the Jain Community.
Special focus should be laid to ensure good condition of the road. He further said that a road network has been laid in the villages of the state.
Moreover, special attention has been paid for road construction in Datia area. Whichever road needs construction after the repair will be constructed with quality.



“Vyaoshreshtha Samman 2016” Confers on Rewa Municipal Corporation by President of India
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 10, 2016

Rewa Municipal Corporation was conferred with “Vyoshreshtha Samman 2016” as an Excellent Urban Body for providing public services and facilities to senior citizens. The award is conferred by the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. It may be highlighted that the award is given for “Project Sanvad” introduced to protect the interest of senior citizens, disabled persons and people of weaker section.
The award trophy was handed over to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan by the Minister for Urban Development Smt. Maya Singh yesterday. CM Shri Chouhan congratulated and conveyed best wishes to the Commissioner Rewa Municipal Corporation Shri Karmveer Sharma and his team for the award.
Shri Karmveer Sharma was honoured with the award by the President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at a grand function organized by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment at New Delhi recently. The award carries a sum of Rs. 10 lakh.
About Project Jansanvad
Grievances of the senior citizens were redressed immediately by holding ward wise camps under the Project Sanvad. The senior citizens were linked with the core banking to lead life with dignity and their Adhaar cards were prepared to facilitate financial transactions.
Moreover, ward wise health and public welfare camps were organized and the senior citizens, disabled persons and economically weak persons were benefited by several welfare schemes.
How it Happen?
Sanvad teams of officers were prepared under the leadership of the Commissioner Municipal Corporation Shri Karmveer Sharma. The Commissioner and the Mayor started holding dialogues with the senior citizens and listed their family, social and economic problems. Complete data base of the senior citizens were completed, senior citizens welfare and development societies were formed and Corporators were linked with the societies. Moreover day care centers were made to take special care of the senior citizens. Further special cells were made to redress their grievances and special Renbaseras with all amenities were made for the senior citizens who had no one to look after.
Also, special awareness camps were organized to apprise common people about the legal rights of the senior citizens. Beside this welfare camps were organized to help disabled persons also. Efforts for the welfare and help of the senior citizens are still continuing and new dimensions are being added day by day for the welfare of the senior citizens.



Demand to Link Bina Complex with Second Phase of Ken-Betwa Project
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 10, 2016

Minister for Water Resources, Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Norattam Mishra demanded to link Bina Complex with the second phase of Ken-Betwa Project.
He was speaking at the 11th Special Committee Meeting on Rivers Linkage at New Delhi today.
Ministers of Water Resources and Secretaries of the deparment of several states took part in the meeting of Union Ministry for Water Resources.
The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Water Resources Shri Vijay Goyal.
Dr. Mishra urged for immediate environment and administrative sanction of Lower Aur Project beside permanent priority for implementation of Ken-Betwa project’s second phase.
Principal Secretary Water Resources Department Madhya Pradesh Shri Pankaj Agarwal was present in the meeting.



PM’s Decision to Ban 500 and 1000 Currency Notes is Historic
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 9, 2016

Chief Minsiter Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has lauded the decision of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to stop the circulation of 500 and 1000 notes from today’s midnight. He said that today is Safai Parva.
CM Shri Chouhan said that this decision will eliminate terrorism, black money, corruption and Pakistan sponsored fake currency. He further said that the Prime Minister has laid a strong foundation to build corruption free India by this decision.
He said that we all Indians are together with the Prime Minister.
This act of the Prime Minister is in the welfare of the poor, common man, society and in the interest of the nation.
CM Shri Chouhan described the decision of the Prime Minister as remarkable and historic. He mentioned that use of black money for terrorism and corruption will stop which has become cancerous for the country.
CM Shri Chouhan further said that the country will now move forward in the race of development with great pace.



CM Shri Chouhan Gives Directives to Suspend 6 Officers-Employees
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 9, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan redressed the grievances of the applicants during the Samadhan Online here today. Shri Chouhan gave directives for suspension of 6 officers-employees on account of derelictions towards duties. Three officers of public works department, one sub divisional officer (Revenue) and two clerks are included in this. Cm Shri Chouhan said that Samadhan online will be held in different forms each month. Beside deliberations on applications, review on specific topics will be made one hour before the beginning of the programme. Special campaign focusing 11 years of development will be conducted from November 29. Various activities related to development, good governance, security and public welfare will be conducted under the one month long special campaign. CM Shri Chouhan reiterated that the special campaign focusing 11 years of development will be conducted from November 29. Under the campaign, Poor Welfare Agenda, beneficiaries awareness and training programme will be organized on December 4. The beneficiaries of poor welfare schemes will be benefited on this occasion. Moreover, under the campaign programmes will be organized at all the divisions and districts to provide benefits to the beneficiaries. Foundation Stones will be laid and dedication of development works will take place. The Chief Minister himself will take part in the programmes at division level and will conduct surprise inspections. Moreover, Shri Chouhan directed to accelerate and complete development works within stipulated time. Important projects should be completed within time. All the 34 cities of the state coming under the Amrut Yojana should be made free of open defecation till December 31. For this, active campaign should be carried out with cooperation of public representatives and all the sections of the society. Further, the other 278 cities of the state will also be made free of open defecation till March 31, 2017. Conduct campaign in cities to provide benefits of public welfare schemes from November 10 to November 30. Camps should be organized during the campaign to provide benefits to the beneficiaries. CM Shri Chouhan further mentioned that Nagroday Abhiyan will be conducted in all the districts from December 25, 2016 to January 26, 2017. Under this, problems of urban areas will be resolved and benefits of schemes will be provided to the beneficiaries. Moreover, he stated that cities of the state should perform well in the Swachchta Survey 2017. Several programmes related to sanitation in cities will be conducted from November 15.
Scheme will be prepared to provide E-Rickshaws in place of Human Driven Cycle Rickshaws
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that scheme is being prepared to provide E-Rickshaws in place of Human Driven Cycle Rickshaws. Survey should be conduct in all the districts. Campaign as regard to changes in maps should be completed by March 31. Days should be fixed for Collectors, Additional Collectors and Revenue Officers to sit in the courts. Collectors should not hold any meeting on these days. Activity regarding Adhaar seeding to implement direct benefit transfer in the welfare oriented schemes should be completed till December 31. Moreover, formation of vigilance committees for fair price shops should be completed by November 30.
Instructions to carry out physical verification of medicines in government hospitals
Collectors and additional collectors should carry out physical verification of medicine stock in government hospitals every month and report it if any shortage is found. All districts will conduct special drive for surgery of children having lips cut. Such children will be identified by December 31. Indore and Jabalpur districts did commendable job by launching drive for treatment of children affected with heart problems. Other districts should do the same. It should be ensured that payment under Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana and Mukhyamantri Nikah Yojana should be made on the day of the marriage.
Qualitative arrangements in hostels
Achieve target in different self-employment schemes by December 31. Benefits under schemes should be granted to beneficiaries cent per cent as Datia district did. Inspection should be conducted at hostels of scheduled tribe and scheduled caste and other backward class students and all quality arrangements should be made in the hostels. Charge of two hostels should not be handed over to one superintendent. Special security measures should be taken for girl hostels. It should be ensured that equipment, resources and works made during Simhastha should be maintained properly.
Top priority to law and order
He said, to maintain law and order is the top priority of the state government. Collector and SP should work together as a team. Measures to be taken for community harmony. Maintain contact with all sections of the society. No religious place will be constructed without permission. Illegal transportation of cow progeny should not be made. Strict action must be ensured to prevent it. Immediate action be taken in case of harassment to girl and it should be ensured that punishment be accorded within time frame. Collectors will conduct inspection at jails. Continuous monitoring will be made to prevent seasonal diseases. Prepare for sowing rabi crops. Availability of fertilizers-seed and agriculture 'aadan' should be ensured. Detail survey should be carried out for Balram ponds. Assessment will be made in every district every month. He said that the districts performing good will be mentioned in Samadhan online programme. Also, districts which fare badly will be mentioned.
Son of Shri Padam Singh, resident of village Tola of Seoni district, died of snakebite in Mandsaur. The Chief Minister issued instructions to suspend the then SDO of Mandsaur Shri Shrawan Kumar Bhandari and clerk Brijesh Kumar Suman and Anil Chaudhary for delay in payment of ex-gratia Rs 50,000.
Similarly, tribal welfare department had sanctioned electricity line development work for Smt. Laxmi Bai, applicant of village Gajora of Shivpuri district under the scheme for farmers of scheduled tribe. Tribal department paid the amount to Public Works Department for the task. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issued instructions to suspend executive engineer of electric and mechanical unit of PWD Shri RK Khatri, SDO Shri Pradip Kumar Gupta and Shri Vijay Manwani for not taking action in the case.
It was informed that land survey officer Shri Mahesh Morya has been suspended for dereliction in Balram pond scheme run by agriculture department in village Ratanyakheri of Ujjain district. Show cause notices have been issued to assistant land protection officer, Badnagar, Shri RS Gujarati and agriculture development officer Shri Manoj Singh Rajput.
Shri Chouhan redressed the problems of Smt. Sushila Verma of village Pipria Amarwara of Chhindwara district, Shri Brahm Narayan Shukla of Lavkush Nagar, Chhatarpur, Smt Laxmibai wife of Surajprasad Jatav, of village Gajora of Shivpuri district, Smt Imarti Bai of Dindori district, Adhan Singh son of Omkar Dhurve, of village Tola Pipria, district Seoni, Sushri Akanksha Bansal, Priya Jain, Ankur Gupta etc., students of People's Medical College of Bhopal, Ravindra Singh and Mahesh Kumar Patel of Bhopal, Shri Suresh Laxman of Indore district, Shri Narayan Prasad of Jabalpur district, Shri Sonu Rajput and Said Ahmad of Ujjain and Shri Arjun Singh of Ratlam district.
Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla and senior administrative officers were present there.



CM Shri Chouhan Inspects ‘Lok Manthan’ Arrangements
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 8, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inspected arrangements of ‘Lok Manthan’ being organised under the aegis of Culture Department and Bharat Bhavan at Vidhansabha Campus from November 12.
He also gave instructions on the occasion.
Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava apprissed the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan about different sessions and decoration as per the grandeur of the programme.



Union Ministers Shri Rajnath Singh, Shri Kalraj Mishra, Shri Gahlot and Shri Amit Shah Reach Datia
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 7, 2016

Union Minister for Home Shri Rajnath Singh, Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Kalraj Mishra, Minister for Social Justice Shri Thawarchand Gahlot and National President BJP Shri Amit Shah were warmly welcomed at Datia air strip today.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed the National President BJP Shri Amit Shah and the Union Ministers. Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra and National Secretary BJP Shri Vinay Sahastrabuddhe were present on the occasion.
Perform Pooja at Pitambara Peeth
Union Ministers Shri Rajnath Singh, Shri Kalraj Mishra, Shri Thawarchand Gahlot and the BJP National President Shri Amit Shah reached Pitambara Peeth and performed Pooja-Archana.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra were present on the occasion.
MLA Bhander Shri Ghanshyam Pironiya, Shri Pradeep Agarwal, Shri Vikram Singh Bundela, Vice Chairman Text Book Corporation Shri Avdhesh Nayak,President Jila Panchayat Smt. Rajni Prajapati, President Nagar Palika Shri Subhash Agarwal and other Public Representatives were present.



Important Role of Teachers for Building Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 7, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that teachers have an important role in building Madhya Pradesh. Convention to bring qualitative improvement in the education will be held shortly.
CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the programme organized by the teachers at CM House today. The Samman Samorah was organized by the Azad Adhyapak Sangh for fulfilling the promise of 6th pay commission.
Shri Chouhan said that teachers should create children’s future to make Madhya Pradesh’s future bright. Responsibility to make future of children of weaker section lies on the shoulders of the teachers. Guidelines will be fixed to encourage teachers performing with excellence.
Also, teachers are responsible to inculcate social service sentiments and sensitivity among the children. Society honours and respects such teachers. Justice to teachers is the responsibility of the state government. Teachers should contribute with all the sections of the society to make Madhya Pradesh a leading state in the world, Shri Chouhan added.
Teachers from various districts honoured CM Shri Chouhan in the programme. MLA Shri Murlidhar Patidar, President Azad Adhyapak Sangh Shri Bharat Patel, Shri Javed Khan, President Karmachari Kalyan Sangh Shri Rameshchandra Sharma, President of Guruji Sangh Shri Rakesh Patel and other Office Bearers also addressed the programme.



Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and people of Datia win each others hearts
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 5, 2016

Quila Chowk Datia will be included in re-densification scheme, along with developing irrigation facilities in Datia district. The scheme has been implemented at present in Bhopal, Indore and Gwalior like major cities. Re-densification scheme will be implemented in Datia on the line of major cities to change completely the scenario in the town.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan won hearts of people of Datia by expressing views of their interests;local people won the chief minister's heart by bidding warm welcome at Datia airstrip. The people welcomed Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reciting slogans 'Atankwad Murdabad, Shivraj Singh Jindabad'. Many Muslims too included in the public. The sensible people won Chief Minister's heart by opposing directly terrorists, in favour of humanity and keeping aside religion.
Addressing huge gathering at Datia stadium, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that deprived of irrigation facility so far, 35 villages will now get it. The scheme in this regard will be executed soon. He assured water resources and public relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra said that necessary process for proposed irrigation scheme will be taken up at each level to complete. New works will be carried out in Badoni of Datia district by spending Rs one crore.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that minister Dr. Mishra is not only succeeded in bringing medical college and airstrip in Datia but making efforts for industrialisation also. The efforts certainly matter and will bring changing result in Datia. The Chief Minister appreciated 'Ratna Nandita' campaign being run in Datia district.
Minister for Urban Development and Housing and district in-charge Smt. Maya Singh said that Madhya Pradesh is receiving Krishi Karman Award for consecutively four years. Many industrialists lauded rising agriculture growth rate of Madhya Pradesh in recently Global Investors Summit held in Indore. Member of Parliament Dr Bhagirath Prasad also addressed the programme.



Late Shri Deshraj Lived with Self Respect against Injustice and for Development
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 5, 2016

To pay homage and reverence with the committed emotions to the real son of Bharat Mata is a real tribute to the departed soul. Late Shri Deshraj Singh Yadav’s sacrificed his life raising ‘Bharat Mata KI Jay’ at his last moments. Chief Minister Shri Shivrah Singh used these words while paying tribute to the Former MLA late Shri Yadav at village Amrod of Tahsil Piprai district Ashoknagar today.
Shri Chouhan paid tribute while laying flowers before the picture of late Shri Yadav . He also prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul. Shri Chouhan said that Late Shri Yadav lived with self respect against injustice and development of the area.
No big powers could bent him and he rendered his services with all his might and labour. No such mighty leader can be found in the entire Madhya Pradesh. He was soul of the district and his departure which has created vacuum in the district cannot be filled, but efforts will be made by myself to finish his incomplete works.
Consoles Family
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan met and consoled the Jila Panchayat President and wife of the Late Shri Yadav Smt. Bai Sahab Yadav and his sons. He prayed to the Almighty to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.
MLA Shri Gopilal Jatav, Public Representatives and villagers in large numbers were present on the occasion.



Datia to Become First in Country for Implementing Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 4, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will distribute certificates of insurance amount to the beneficiaries of the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme at Datia on November 4. Datia will become first district in the country to provide benefit to the farmers under this scheme.
The programme will be organized at Datia Stadium ground. Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra inspected the arrangements at Datia Stadium ground today. He directed the officials regarding dais, tent, seating and mike arrangement besides movement arrangements. Exhibition focusing people’s welfare schemes will also be organized at the programme site.
Minister Dr. Mishra informed that the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will distribute certificates of insurance amount to the farmers on November 4 at Datia. He called upon the farmers to attend the programme.
It may be mentioned that Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme is the insurance scheme being provided to the farmers at very low premium rate. Economic burden will be borne by the Government of India under the scheme.
Specialty about the scheme is that it has one rate for one season for food grains, pulses and oil seeds crops. Now farmers will get rid of district wise and crop wise different rates.
Moreover, a maximum of 5 percent premium rate has been fixed for horticulture/commercial crops. These rates are very low from earlier rates. There will be no insurance capping and hence threw will be no deduction in insurance claims. Not only this, first time water logging has been included in the local risk.
Also cyclone and untimely weather risk has been included. Furthermore, emphasis has been laid on a wide use of mobile and satellite technology for accurate assessment and immediate payment. In the earlier schemes, the compensation amount to cover loss becomes little due to high premium and to ascertain the period of insured sum. Hence, this clause has been deleted in the new scheme.
Now farmers will get full insured amount as compensation. Under the scheme, fire, lightening, storm, hailstorm, cyclone, flood, water logging, land slide, drought, bad weather, disease due to insects and other crop diseases have been included for protection of crop loss.



“Green Agriculture” at Chambal’s Ravines
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 4, 2016

An expert team of Food and Agriculture Organisation will conduct field visit and deliberate on Green Agriculture with the Officials to develop ravines of Morena, Bhind, Gwalior and Chambal districts from November 4 to 7.
The team after the field visit will deliberate with the officials at Bhopal on the basis of their experience to prepare development strategy on November 8.
Moreover, the team will give presentation at the ‘Inception Workshop’ in the joint meeting of Agriculture, Forest, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture, Food Processing, Water Resources, Panchayat Raj departments and Mandi Board.
It may be mentioned that different states are being visited regarding Green Agriculture by the Union Ministry of Environment,
Forest and Climate Change and Union Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare with cooperation of Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
The expert team of FAO will reach Morena on November 4 to study about Green Agriculture in the ravines of Chambal region.



Shri Bitta Calls on CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 3, 2016

Chairman of All India Anti Terrorist Front Shri Maninderjeet Singh Bitta met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Shri Bitta praised the action taken by the police against the SIMI terrorists recently.
Shri Bitta said that social organizations should come forward to encourage the moral of police.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that security of the country and its people is paramount.
He further mentioned that the Shaurya Smarak has been constructed at Bhopal to make the Martyrs’ memories everlasting.



CM Shri Chouhan Inspects Central Jail
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 3, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inspected the arrangements at Central Jail, Bhopal today.
He gave directives to strengthen the security arrangements and asked to be more vigilant.
Shri Chouhan also directed the officials to review in detail about the arrangements at jail.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Director General Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla and DGP Jail Shri Sanjay Chowdhary were present.



Madhya Pradesh Creates New History of Development
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 2, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has created a new history of development. Contribution of each citizen and team Madhya Pradesh is behind this. New heights of development have been established.
Now it is a time for 7 crore 50 lakh people of the state to make Madhya Pradesh best state in the world. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the Madhya Pradesh Foundation programme at Mantralaya Park today.
Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has set target for development. We will handover such a state to the future generation that they will feel pride. Hence, every citizen should render services towards it. Madhya Pradesh growth rate is above 10 percent constantly.
Similarly, agriculture growth rate is above 20 percent in Madhya Pradesh. State has achieved heights with the cooperation of all. Remarkable work has been done in roads, electricity and irrigation sectors.
Agriculture production has increased continuously. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that industries are being established speedily in the state. Madhya Pradesh is in first five states of the country in ease of doing business. Moreover, new dimension has been set in education, health, rural development, urban development, tourism and other sectors. New programmes for poor welfare and women empowerment are being started.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that security of the country and people is paramount. Terrorism will not be tolerated. Paying tribute to the late Shri Ramashankar Yadav, head constable Bhopal central jail killed by the SIMI terrorists during escape, Shri Chouhan said that his sacrifice will not go vain.
Madhya Pradesh will continue to be an island of peace. He further said that every one should contribute to make Madhya Pradesh great.
He administered pledge for contributing their best for Madhya Pradesh. Recital of Vande Matram and Madhya Pradesh Gaan took place in the programme. National songs were presented by the police band on the occasion. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Officers – employees and citizens were present in the programme.



M.P. To Play Instrumental Role In India’s Economy
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 2, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh has earned a reputation of being the fastest growing state. He said that the State is ready to play an instrumental role in India’s development and strengthening its economy. Shri Chouhan made this observation while extending greetings to people on the occasion of 61st foundation day of Madhya Pradesh here today.
Acknowledging people’s contribution in enhancing the glory of Madhya Pradesh and marching on with fullest confidence, he said that upcoming decade belongs to Madhya Pradesh.
The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh has set many parameters of development while upholding its glory and heritage and history. He said that it has internalized India’s spirit of diversity and pluralism in its own cultural and social heritage.
The chief minister said that people’s participation has added to the enthusiasm and confidence of rebuilding Madhya Pradesh as an outstanding state. He said that all efforts have been made to ensure participation of every citizen in the process of decision making as governments do not achieve meaningful gains without participation of people. He said that people are pro-actively coming forward owing to the strategy of participatory governance. States make progress only when every citizen has confidence of marching on.
Beginning of Industrial Era
Appreciating farmers contribution in increasing agriculture production despite natural adversities, the chief minister said that farmers have brought glory to Madhya Pradesh making it a pioneer State. It is only due to their positive approach, Malwa, Chhindwara and Betul regions have come up as orange production hub and districts like Mandla and Dindori are pioneer in organic farming.
While doing value addition of farm produces at local level, six food parks have been set up for food processing industries. Referring to recently held, Global Investors Summit at Indore, he said that all efforts would be made to actualize the investment proposals worth over Rs. 5 lakh 62 thousand crore .
He said that the State has achieved success in creating new jobs for the youth saying that micro, small and medium industries are also getting a boost. Bhopal will soon have Global Vocational Training Institute of 10 thousand capacity with the cooperation of Singapore. State Skill Development Mission has been launched for improving the skills of youth.
Land for every landless
Shri Chouhan said that all houseless families will be provided houses by 2022. About 13 lakh housing units including 8 lakh in rural areas are under construction. Every landless family will be provided land for residential purpose. They will be given constructed houses or be economically helped to have their own house.
2000 new sub health centres
Referring to widening and improving of health facilities Shri Chouhan said that all district hospitals have been equipped with dialysis and chemotherapy facilities. Free medicines are being distributed and pathological tests are being done free of cost.
He informed that soon 2000 new sub health centres would be opened. About womens empowerment, he said that 33 percent reservation has been given in government services. As many as 1 lakh 45 thousand rural womens self help groups have been linked to income generating activities in order to make them economically empowered.
Improving Quality of Education
Underlining the initiatives for expansion of education and improving quality of teaching, Shri Chouhan said that this year 21 students of Scheduled Castes got admission in prestigious IITs while 51 have taken admission in medical colleges. The poor students deprived of educational facilities are taking admissions in national level higher educational institutions. They are occupying higher posts in major companies. The state govt. is bearing the fee of students.
Five Year Cleanliness Action Plan
Reiterating his commitment to completely put an end to the practice of open defecation, Shri Chouhan said that five year action plan worth Rs. 5209 crore has been made under Clean India Mission. He said that job creation has been the main concern. Appreciable work has been done in health, education and food security.
Pervasive Good Governance
Listing the achievements in good governance, Shri Chouhan said that the good governance practices and initiatives have earned kudos across the country. The use of Information Technology has increased. So far 164 public services of 23 departments have been brought under public service delivery guarantee scheme. The C.M. Helpline is addressing peoples problems.
Tribute to Martyrs
The chief minister said that Shourya Smarak has been constructed at Bhopal to pay tribute to the great martyrs who made supreme sacrifice for the mother nation. It is pilgrimage of patriotism. He paid tributes to the martyrs on the Foundation Day. Better law and order situation can be solely attributed to efficient policing.
Reiterating his commitment for honest and dedicated participation in State’s journey of development, Shri Chouhan called upon citizens to honestly discharge assigned duties.



Announcement to Enhance Shraddha Nidhi to Rs. 25 lakh for Martyr Police Personnel
Bhopal:MMNN: Nov. 1, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed and honoured police personnel involved in an encounter with the dangerous terrorists of SIMI who fled from the Bhopal Central Jail at Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day programme today. Shri Chouhan made an announcement to enhance Shraddha nidhi to Rs. 25 lakh for police personnel who lay their lives for protecting people. Shri Chouhan said that the increased Shraddha Nidhi will be paid to the family of the Martyr Late Shri Ramashankar Yadav. He further mentioned that daughter of the Martyr Shri Yadav is daughter of the entire state. Her Marriage will be solemnized by all.
Shri Chouhan said that Samman Nidhi of Rs. 2 lakh to each jawan will be given who participated in the encounter with the terrorists. Similarly, a Samman Nidhi of Rs. One lakh will be given to each jawan participated in the search operation. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also made announcement of Rs. 40 lakh for citizens for cooperation with police. The amount will be distributed equally among the citizens. He asked the public gathered on the occasion that whether police has done wrong or right by killing the terrorists, the answer was right from the public.
The citizens who were honoured by CM Shri Chouhan for their alertness and cooperation with police and include Shri Mohan Meena, Shri Gyan Singh Meena, Shri Vinod Meena, Shri Rajesh Dev and others. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also honoured police officers who played an important role to eliminate terrorists. These Police Officers include I.G. Police Shri Sanjeev Sharma, I.G. ATS Shri Sanjeev Shami, I.G. Shri Yogesh Chowdhary, D.I.G. Shri Ramansingh Sikarwar.
Deliberations to Establish Fast Track Courts to punish Terrorists
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that delibearions should be made to establish fast track courts in the country. He said that till how long terrorists will be under contemplation. This is to be deliberated. CM Shri Chouhan in a fierce tone said that Madhya Pradesh wishes welfare of all. Will not spare anyone who dare to touch Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh Gaurav Samman
On the occasion, the Chief Minister awarded Madhya Pradesh Gaurav Samman to personalities of Madhya Pradesh and they include adivasi painter Smt Bhuri Bai, social worker Pushpa Sinha Didi, agriculture expert Shri Saudan Singh, scientist Dr Sudhir Mishra and forests expert Shri Shriniwas Murti Rangaiya.
The Chief Minister said the credit for maintaining peace in Madhya Pradesh goes to state police. He said, the police wiped out dacoits and tackled naxalism and destroyed network of terrorism.
Expressing condolences to family of martyr Shri Ramashankar Yadav in 0struggle with terrorists, Shri Chouhan said, family of martyr Shri Ramashakar is family of entire state. He said, this is an occasion to salute all those jawans who sacrificed on duty. The state owes to the brave jawans and would pay it. Memorial of such martyrs of police department will be made.
Politics on dreaded terrorists is not right
Shri Chouhan said, to do politics over the terrorists who killed policeman of Ratlam Shri Shivpratap, policeman of Khandwa Seetaram Yadav and now Shri Ramashankar Yadav of Bhopal, is not right. The terrorists could have created terror anywhere said the country. The Chief Minister honoured all villagers who gave informed to police about the terrorists on time and helped the police. Greeting police personnel, the Chief Minister said people of state greeted the police.
Madhya Pradesh is state of patriots
Shri Chouhan said some people are playing cheap politics. Such people did not feel pain on the martyr who sacrificed on duty. He said, this is unimaginable that they would stoop such low in politics of vote bank. He raised question that as how long the appeasement would continue over safety of the country and people. He said Madhya Pradesh is a place to respect all. The government respects all. It believes in philosophy of Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam. Festivals of all religions are celebrated at chief minister's residence. Madhya Pradesh is state of patriots. It is an island of peace. Some people tried to create disturbance here which is not right.
Poor welfare agenda to be declared on Dec 4
Shri Chouhan said that poor welfare agenda will be declared in Bhopal on December 4. The Chief Minister reiterated the resolution to provide house or plot to all houseless on the occasion of Foundation Day. cheaper and accessible treatment will be provided. Nobody will be without treatment. He said, there will be no hurdle in providing education to meritorious children. He said, children of Madhya Pradesh have ability, talent , skill, passion and dedication. They can create charisma if some facilities are provided to them. He said that the government would pay fee of talented students in getting admission in premier educational institutes of the country irrespective of their categories. He said youths have reconstruction of the state in their hands. He called upon youths they come forward and create new Madhya Pradesh. Discussing recently held Global Investors Summit, he said that food processing, textile, information technology sectors would receive investment and open new avenues for employment. He exhorted youths to set up their own industries. The government will provide technology, marketing and branding facility and repay their loan. Investment will be made through venture capital fund in startup companies. Work plan has been made to lay network of small and micro industries.
Shri Chouhan said, the reconstruction of Madhya Pradesh is going on with fast pace, still a lot is left to do. Rs 83,000 crore would be spent on urban development. All possible steps would be taken for prosperity of the state. Regarding women empowerment, he said the country cannot move foward without empowering women economically. Conventions of self help groups of women will be organised. Thirty three percent reservation has been provided to women in government jobs. all necessary steps are being taken up to remove malnutrition. He said, public participation is needed to building Madhya Pradesh. He said the government is not the one that passes time. It is the government to do development of the people. He called upon citizens they should move together for developed Madhya Pradesh. Perform duty with honesty. Every citizen should perform duty and associate with any constructive work. He called upon citizens to take resolution for write new history of Madhya Pradesh and contribute their best.
Series of cultural programmers started after chief minister's speech. Renowned singer Shri Hariharan and Sunidhi Chouhan made enthralling musical presentations.
Former Chief Minister Shri Kailash Joshi, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Mayor (Bhopal) Shri Alok Sharma, Minister of state for Cooperatives (Independent charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLAs Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Shri Vishnu Khatri, Shri Surendranath Singh, former MP Shri Kailash Sarang, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and eminent citizens were present on the occasion. Minister of state for Culture (Independent Charge) Shri Surendra Patwa proposed vote of thanks.



NMDC and MOIL will conduct mining survey in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 28, 2016

Company of Government of India, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) and Manganese Ore India Limited (MOIP) will carry out mining survey in Madhya Pradesh.
Today, in presence of chief minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, MoUs were signed between the companies and State Mining Development Corporation. Chairman of State Mining Development Corporation Shri Shiv Chobey and vice chairman Shri Giriraj Kishore were present there.
The Chief Minister said that mining sector in the state has huge potential. Survey is necessary to increase availability of minerals and identification of possible mining areas.
It was informed that the survey will be conducted with the advice of State Mineral Development Corporation and Directorate, mining. NMDC and MOIL will bear expenditure of the survey and finding out. Rs 250 crore would be spent on survey by the companies.
Joint companies will be formed on certification of mineral availability. It will be 51 percent share of NMDC and MOIL and rest 49 will be capital of State Mineral Development Corporation.
Mining Secretary Shri Manohar Dubey and director Shri Vinit Austin signed MoU on behalf of State Mineral Development Corporation and Director of NMDC Shri PK Satpathi and director of MOIL Shri TK Patnaik.



Celebrate Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day with Enthusiasm
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 28, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh at the age of 60 years has become matured. The state is taking off for development. Celebrate Foundation Day with enthusiasm. Shri Chouhan was addressing the collectors through video conferencing at Mantralaya today.
Shri Chouhan said that Poor Welfare Agenda will be released on December 4. A grand Mahakumbh of poor will be organized at Jamboori Maidan Bhopal on this occasion. He gave directives for arrangements of programmes from now itself.
He further said that several development and public welfare programmes will be organized on the occasion of 11th anniversary of the state government on November 29. A high level committee has been constituted for this programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan freshen memory of 11 points agenda word by word during the video conferencing. He said that time is fixed to achieve the target. Work will be evaluated after 3 and 6 months .
Shri Chouhan said that the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel is being observed as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. On this occasion pledge of unity should be administered and programme like rally with patriotic songs and Run for Unity should be organized. Shri Chouhan lauded the services of the Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa and extended gratitude towards him.
Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Pramod Agarwal, Principal Secretary General Administration Shri Muktesh Varshney and Commissioner Culture Shri Rajesh Mishra were present on the occasion.



Security of citizens is topmost priority
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 27, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked the Superintendents of Police to ensure that citizens get justice without appeasement. He said that safety and security of citizens is the topmost priority.
Addressing the concluding session of two day Commissioner-Collector Conference here today, he said that policing in the state is satisfactory but it needs to be more alert and conscious in view of difference phases of crimes.
Shri Chouhan instructed the SPs to regularly visit and inspect the police stations in their respective districts to ensure visibility of the police. He asked them to ensure availability of the police and improve access of the people to police systems. This he said would help to improve intelligence system and people themselves would come forward to help the police. He said that a well defined policy for social media would be laid keeping in view its increasing misuse. He asked them to intensify field visits.
The Chief Minister instructed the SPs to launch a campaign against criminal elements in view of eve teasing. He said that stern action should be taken against miscreants.
Anti-social elements should be strictly controlled. Police-Public dialogue should be a priority so that people are encouraged to help the police and thus intelligence system also gets improved. He said that clean policing can facilitate clean administration. The society must feel a sense of security and presence of police so as to discourage the criminals. Madhya Pradesh can present a good example in the country.
Shri Chouhan said that terrorism has taken many dimensions. Terrorists are trying to penetrate deep into the society. The police needs to identify and counter the poisonous mentality.
The Chief Minister reviewed the schemes meant for welfare of the police. Reviewing Dial 100 scheme, he said that it has helped make police reach out to people. He agreed to add motorcycle as support to Dial 100.
Shri Chouhan said that conviction rate should increase. In view of some criminal groups committing crimes staying in urban areas, he said that house owners should be made aware to verify identities of tenants before renting housing units. An awareness campaign should be launched for this.
Reviewing the police welfare schemes, he said that police stations would be fully equipped with all basic facilities. Land would be provided for housing units of police personnel. The police force would also be increased in view of increasing population. The families of the police personnel who die while performing their duties would be covered under police health security scheme.
Minister for Home Shri Bhupendra Singh, Minister for Sports Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Antar Singh Arya, Minister of State for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri B.P. Singh, Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla and Inspectors Generals were present in conference.



Conduct Intensive Campaign Against Criminals
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 27, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that conduct intensive campaign against habitual criminals, goons and mafia smugglers in the state. Make Madhya Pradesh a safest place for girls and women. Work hard with dedication towards services to the people and for the development of the state. Work to bring changes in the life of the people. Moreover, collectors and S.Ps. should work with responsibility towards people and realize the good governance. Shri Chouhan was addressing the joint conference of Collectors-S.Ps. here today.
Shri Chouhan reviewed in detail about law and order situation in the conference. He said that keep strict vigil on unwanted activities. Do not let terrorists activities develop at any cost. Keep vigil on security of jails. Collectors and S.Ps. must ensure no new construction of religious places without permission. Prevent activities and attitude to divide the society. Further, ensure benefits reaches people by implementing public welfare schemes in the naxalite affected areas.
Aware People about Cyber Crime
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that police force should adapt advance technology and to work in coordination with information and Technology department to counter cyber terrorism. Aware people about the cyber crimes. Maintain coordination with military organizations and make adequate arrangements for the security of runways. Review crisis management plan in the districts from time to time. Beside all these, ensure medical treatment and security arrangements with coordination at the time of natural calamities. Explosive licenses and storage should be checked regularly. Ensure that illegal explosive’s is not stored.
Arrange Security Arrangement with Public Participation
Before the arrival of important and very important guests, a formal rehearsal should be conducted and all the security standards should be adhered. Ensure security arrangement in participation of the society during festivals to boost trust in the hearts of the people that state government is beside them. Take right step firmly at the right time by bring all in confidence. Shri Chouhan mentioned that all the districts have performed well with coordination during the festivals last time. He further mentioned that Minister in Charge of district should initiate to resolve disputes among the different communities. Also, take action on priority to clear the pending cases of land acquisitions.
Strict Compliance of Road Safety Rules
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that incidents of attack on government employees for preventing illegal mining and transportation should be considered seriously. Strict action should be taken against the culprits. Take serious note of road accidents and initiate action against the drunken drivers. Beside ensure strict compliance of road safety rules. Moreover, prepare rehabilitation and alternative employment scheme for people engaged in manufacturing of illegal fire arms. Take strict action to prevent wild life crimes. Conduct campaign in order to make people aware about the chit fund companies. Also take stringent action against fraud companies.
Minister In Charge of District to Review Law and Order Situations in districts
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that effective implementation of externment from district and national security law should be followed strictly. Effective action should be taken in cases related to women. Make public places secure. Minister in Charge of districts should review law and order situations in their respective districts every three months. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign will be conducted in new form in the state. Process for speedy justice in heinous crimes should be continued.
Reviewing the situation of disaster management Shri Chouhan said that adequate resources for disaster management should be ensured in all the districts. All the collectors should send demand for resources required as per the need and increase the number of disaster management team. A detail and advance scheme should be prepared for the places where people gathered in large numbers at the time of special occasions. He said that a remarkable work was done by the administration for disaster management with the help of police and public during the Simhastha.
Congrats Districts for Good Performance
CM Shri Chouhan said that acid license cases should be redressed online under the Madhya Pradesh Poisons (Possession and Sale) Rules 2014. Send proposal for awards in different fields given in the district. Shri Chouhan congratulated the collectors and S.Ps of Jabalpur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, gwalior, Seoni, Khandwa, Dewas, Khargone and Ratlam districts for better law and order arrangements in their respective districts. He said that their remarkable work will be registered in their C.R. Moreover Shri Chouhan congratulated Collectors and SPs of Bhopal, Panna, Ashoknagar, Betul and Katni districts to prevent crime against women.
Similarly, Shri Chouhan greeted collector and SP of Bhind district for campaign conducted to prevent copying during examinations. It is informed that remarkable work was undertaken in Khargone, Ratlam, Damoh and Guna districts under the SC/ ST Atrocities Redressal Act. Member of State Cabinet, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Commissioners, I.G. and Officers of Police and Administration were present in the conference.



No lack of resources, there should be no lack in sensitivity too
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 26, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government has no dearth of resources, therefore, there should no lack in sensitivity. He said that administrative systems get live and effectiveness only through sensitivity. Today in two-day conference of commissioners and collectors and CEOs, Shri Chouhan said that execution on state government's majority of the scheme demands human approach along with administrative efficiency. He asked district collectors that as they move forward to help people and approach to serve, entire administrative will be active and efficient.
The Chief Minister reviewed possible difficulties coming in execution of different government schemes at ground level. He appreciated districts performing excellent on criteria for review of schemes and asked districts performing bad, to improve, understanding their problems.
The Chief Minister asked collectors to improve in service delivery system and make the system transparent and accountable. Take action against officers not fulfilling duty and appreciate staff for good work. He said programmes and schemes of the government's priority will be mentioned in CR of officers.
CM Shri Chouhan reviewed department-wise schemes. He instructed to carry out wide campaign for registration of labourers to provide benefits under different schemes. He also instructed to achieve target of open defecation free (ODF) cities by March 31. All ministers and senior administrative officers were present in the conference.
Make citizen centric services better
Reviewing different programmes and schemes related with urban administration, Shri Chouhan instructed to make delivery of citizen centric services better and said, applications received under Public Service Guarantee Act must be resolved cent per cent. Prepare to achieve target of construction of five lakh houses in urban areas in next two years. Instructions were issued to provide facilities to poor under different schemes of poor welfare under Nagaroday Abhiyan.
Priority should be set to provide residential patta in cities. Form scheme to give e-rickshaw to hand cart puller and rickshaw drivers. It was informed that preparations are being made for sanitation survey to be held in January in all urban bodies. Urban residential schemes of Rs 5584 crore have been sanctioned in the state. Total 551 wards have been declared open defecation free in urban bodies in the state.
Delay in wage payment to labourers won't be tolerated
Shri Chouhan said that priority should be given to make villages open defecation free. District in-charge ministers will regularly review it. He said that it should be ensured to provide second installment to beneficiaries under Rural Housing Scheme.
Delay in wage payment to labourers under MANREGA won't be tolerated. Instructions were issued to make effective monitoring for Mukhyamantri Mazdoor Suraksha Yojana, and launch drive for registration of labourers in the schemes. It was informed that 9.73 lakh rural houses were constructed in last five years.
In-charge ministers should carry out surprise check in revenue cases
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan instructed that in-charge ministers and commissioners will carry out surprise check in redressal of revenue cases. Instructions were issued to launch drive for mentioning maps in property division cases, and resolve pending cases in revenue court within time limit.
It was informed that non-disputed name transfer cases had been redressed in 35 districts. Power of naib tehsildars has been transferred to revenue inspectors for speeding up redressal of revenue cases.
Form monitoring committees
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan underlined direct benefit scheme during review of food and civil supplies department. He said that ration distribution system should be linked with Aadhar card. He said that the task to link aadhar number should be completed by December.
No poor should face difficulties in ration distribution system. He asked district in-charge ministers that formation of monitoring committees at block and district level should be completed by November end. The chief Minister asked to provide benefit to beneficiaries under Pradhanmantri Ujjawala Yojana by holding programmes.
Take action against lower to upper level staff for not opening Aanganbari
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, during review of woman and child development department, instructed to hold convention of girls who passed fifth class and jointed sixth class and registered under Ladli Laxmi Yojana. The girls will be made brand ambassador of 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padao' abhiyan. The Chief Minister said that there is decline in malnutrition but round the clock efforts are required to remove the menace. Woman and child development, health, and forests departments should launch joint drive to eradicate malnutrition.
He said, the three department, in coordinated efforts, should include issues related with support from the society against malnutrition and health examination of marriageable girls considering local circumstances of community and region in integrated action plan. He said that action will be taken against from aanganbari to district programme officer of woman and child development department for dysfunction of operation of aanganbari. He instructed divisional commissioners to carry out inspection at Aanganbari.
Take action against those who causes irregularity in free medicine distribution
Shri Chouhan emphasized on constant efforts to identify patients below 18 years age under Bal Hriday Upchar Yojana, during review of health department. Shri Chouhan raised a need to detect cancer, kidney and gynecology related diseases within time. He asked collectors to hold camps at least once in a year for such special disease. Survey should be carried out to find out suspected patients and bring them in camps. Treatment facility should be availed by experts.
Stressing on monitoring of free medicine distribution system, he said that collector and additional collector will carry out physical verification of medicine stock. Punitive action will be taken against officers responsible for any irregularity in it.
Review of Pension Schemes
Reviewing the pension schemes, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that no problem should occur in absence of small information like account numbers of pensioners, IFS code etc. He told the district collectors to ensure themselves that pensioners get pension on time.
Moreover, reviewing the Rashtriya Parivar Sahyta Yojana, Shri Chouhan said that make efforts for immediate release of assistance amount in case of death of the earning member of the family.
Release Assistance Amount in the Name of Daughter under Kanya Vivah yojana
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan while reviewing the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana said that this scheme among the top priority schemes of the government. It has helped a lot to the poor families. As regard to the complaints received in this scheme, he said that concerned CMO or CEO will be held responsible for delay and action will be taken against the concerned person. He gave directives to release the amount or cheque in favour of the daughter.
Moreover, regarding disabled welfare schemes, Shri Chouhan said that a wide campaign will be conducted to identify disabled and for their social and economic rehabilitation. To help disabled person highlights sensitivity of the government. Shri Chouhan directed the officials to organize camp once in a year at block level to help disabled.
Review of Employment Schemes
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed Mukhyamantri Swa-rozgar yojana, Mukhyamantri Udhyami Yojana and Mukhyamantri Arthik Kalyan Yojana. He said that scheme aims at preparing youth entrepreneurs and to develop feelings of entrepreneurship among the youths. This will enable them to become entrepreneurs in the future.
He gave directives to the collectors to take special interest to eradicate banks’ problems. Target has set to benefit one lakh youths through these schemes. Shri Chouhan reviewed schemes district wise. He congratulated Neemuch, Ujjain, Datia, Khandwa and Guna for best performances.
Main Directives/Decisions
Chief Executive Officers of Satna and Ashoknagar Jila Panchayats were removed on account of poor performance. Action will be taken against officers for poor performance.
Namami Devi Narmade campaign will be started from November End.
Adhaar number will be printed on caste certificates.
All the cities will be free from open defecation till March 31, 2017.
All the villages will be free from open defecation till December 31, 2018.
E-Rickshaw will take place in place of pulling rickshaws.
Nagrodaya campaign from December 25 to January 26, 2017.
Camp of Beneficiaries welfare oriented schemes will be held from November 10 to November 30.
Now Keshshilpi schemes will be implemented in rural areas.
Amendments of revenue maps to be completed by March 31, 2017.
Now Land allotment for government use will be done by collectors with the permission divisional commissioners at Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior cities.
Now SDM can hear appeal of demarcation.
Collectors will hear revenue cases mandatory in the second session on Monday.
No video conferencing will be held from mantaralaya level on Monday with the collectors.
Bank code of beneficiary welfare oriented schemes will be fed till march 31, 2017.
Campaign will be conducted for surgery of hearing impaired and lips dissected children.
Target completion of Swa-rozgar schemes till December 31.
Distribution of swa-rozgar schemes cases in the month of January and February.
Congratulations letter from Mukhyamantri for good performance and advisory letter to the poor performers.



PR Minister Dr. Mishra Expresses Grief
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 26, 2016

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra has expressed profound grief over the demise of the senior leader and social worker of Gwalior Shri Raghunath Rao Paprikar.
He was around 100 years of age.
Dr. Mishra said that Late Shri Paprikar has rendered his services to help suffering people all his life.
Dr. Mishra prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.



Prime Minister Shri Modi on Short Visit to Khajuraho
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 25, 2016

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reached today Khajuraho on short visit. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Minister in Waiting nominated by the state government Minister of State for bacward Class and Minorities Welfare (Independent Charge) Smt. Lalita Yadav welcomed the Prime Minister Shri Modi.
Prime Minister Shri Modi reached Khajuraho Airport at 12.22 p.m. Prime Minister Shri Modi proceeded by helicopter for Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh to participate in a programme at 12.45 p.m.
At the airport to welcome the Prime Minsiter Shri Modi, MP Damoh Shri Prahlad Patel, MLAs Shri Manvendra Singh, Shri R.D. Prajapati, Smt. Rekha Yadav, Chairman of Bundelkhand Development Authority Dr. Ramkrishna Kusmaraiya, Vice Chairman Shri Vijay Bahadur Singh Bundela,
Jila Panchayat President Shri Rajesh Prajapati, Shri Pushpendra Pratap Singh, Nagar Palika Chairman Chhatarpur Smt. Archana Singh, Nagar Parishad Chairman Khajuraho Smt. Kavita Raje Singh, Public Representatives were present.



Serious and Dedicated Efforts must to Realise Investment Proposals at Ground Level
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 25, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that national and international investors are inclined to invest in the state. Investment proposals received during the Global Investors Summit should be transformed into reality to change the picture of the state.
We all have to work with utmost seriousness and dedication day and night. Shri Chouhan was issuing directives to the officers in a review meeting of GIS-2016 immediately after the summit at Mantralaya today.
Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla, Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa, Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries of departments and Secretaries were present in the meeting.
Shri Chouhan said that positive environment built for investment in Madhya Pradesh and speed in the works is remarkable. He said that facilities will be provided to the investors for the prosperity of Madhya Pradesh to have more and more projects. Proposal which look difficult at the primary stage can be made easy by holding dialogues and bringing amendments with positive approach. Work hard with personal responsibility is necessary at all level of government. Efforts done with investors’ friendly approach can perform miracle to change the state economy.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan further mentioned that the tours of the Prime Minister has transformed atmosphere for investment in India. Proactive initiative should be taken to bring investment in Madhya Pradesh.
He said that we should approach international investors with better proposals first and before other states. Regular monitoring should be conducted with the investors who have shown interest to invest in state in one to one meetings by the intention to invest proposals. CM directed that investment proposals monitoring should be done at chief minister, ministers, chief secretary and secretary level.
The Chief Minister said what he had said in the global investors summit has to be followed in time limit. It was informed in the meeting that department-wise time limit has been set for execution of the announcements of chief minister.
Relationship managers have been appointed for follow up on the proposal of Rs 50 crore for intention to invest, who will upload common application forms on the portal of commerce, industries and employment department by contacting investors for their needs, expectations in each case. It will be regularly reviewed.
Senior officers have been deputed for follow-up on the proposals of intention to invest. The officers who deputed for follow-up include additional chief secretary energy for Rs 25000 nuclear power plant by NPCL in Mandala district, principal secretary commerce, industries and employment for Rs 20,000 crore investment by Aditya Birla Group, principal secretary new and renewable energy for Rs 16000 crore investment by enterprises of the centre government in renewable energy and managing director TRIFAC for Rs 4760 crore investment on OIL and OICL in petro infrastructure sector and Rs 4500 crore by ESSAR Group.
It was informed that facilities being provided to investors will continue after implementation of GST. A committee has been constituted under chairmanship of additional chief secretary for this.



Madhya Pradesh Becomes Most Favorite State for Investment-Union Minister Smt. Swaraj
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 24, 2016

Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj said that as a result of constant efforts Madhya Pradesh has become most favourite state for investment. She was addressing the concluding session of the Global Investors Summit-2016 at Indore today. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has informed that 2630 intention to invest worth Rs. 5 lakh 62 Thousand 847 crore has been received in the summit. Around 4 thousand investors of 42 countries took part in this summit. Next Global Investors Summit will be held from February 16 and 17, 2019 at Indore, he added.
Smt. Swaraj said that development has taken place in Madhya Pradesh due to better leadership and public focused policies. The growth rate of the state is above 10 percent continuously. Programmes like Make in India, Digital India, Clan India, Start Up India, Stand Up India and Smart City have been launched in India to face challenges of 21st century.The world bank has termed Indian economy as the world’s most open economy. International Monetary Fund has termed Indian economy for the year 2016-17 as the fastest developing economy of the world. GST has been passed in 23 states. She mentioned that foreign direct investment worth Rs. 55.5 million dollars has been received in India after the union government formation under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi which is 53 percent higher than last year. E-Visa scheme has been launched by the Ministry of External Affairs. A Separate State Division has been formed to encourage foreign direct investment in the states. The Ministry for External Affairs will provide all possible assistance for foreign capital investment in Madhya Pradesh. She Further said that 25 million non resident Indians are contributing towards development of India. Non Resident Indians day will be organized at Bengaluru on January 7, 2017 to facilitate discussion platform to NRIs.
Madhya Pradesh Becomes “Main Pradesh”- Shri Naidu
Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Venkaiah Naidu while calling the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan as committed, dynamic and disciplined person said that Madhya Pradesh is developing fast in his leadership. Shri Naidu further said that word Bimaru used for Madhya Pradesh is a word of past now. Madhya Pradesh has become Main Pradesh in the last 10 years. Availability of 18,900 megawatt electricity is a record. Now electricity availability for all the sectors is ensured. Madhya Pradesh is leading in agriculture sector. New record of progress has set in the agriculture sector. Madhya Pradesh has become ideal state for investment. Urban infrastructure has been remarkably strengthened and the leadership of the chief minister is praiseworthy. He said that a concept of bottom up has been considered in schemes of urban areas of the center. For this reason 50 percent sum is being provided to the states. By eradicating project based concept, region development based concept has been adopted. He said to investors, come and invest in M.P. Red carpet is laid here in place of red tapism. Investors will get full assistance from the union government apart from the state government.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Expressing gratitude towards all the investors, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Investors are honourable partners in the development of Madhya Pradesh. He said this summit has become strong platform for business dialogues with the government. Thirty online proposals have been received during the summit and land will be allotted to them shortly. Shri Chouhan informed that 2630 investors have given proposals worth Rs. 5 lakh 62 thousand 847 crore in the summit. Our intention is clear. Hence, intention of investors surfaced.
Shri Chouhan said that keeping in view the enthusiasm and positive point of view of the investment, the development of Madhya Pradesh is certain. He said that country is progressing in the leadership of the Prime Minister and Madhya Pradesh is ready to play its role. Shri Chouhan further said that the Prime Minister’s concept of Sabke Liye Awas will be fulfilled by Madhya Pradesh. He made an announcement as regard to fee of the talented students borne by the state. He said that fully skilled manpower is being prepared and the state government is committed to make Madhya Pradesh Healthy.
Chief Minister Shri Chohan said that investment MoUs worth Rs. 20 thousand crore are signed by the Union Petroleum Ministry. Earlier Madhya Pradesh was only known for Bhopal Gas Tragedy, now it is known for better investment environment. He said that this investment caravan will expand and he will not let trust of investors be broken. Shri Chouhan made several announcements in the interests of investors and industries.
Fast Approval to Industries from Environment Ministry-Shri Dave
Union Minister of State for Forest and Environment Shri Anil Dave said that there is need to consider forest from the point of view of industry. Madhya Pradesh has vast forest resources and rich in forest. Grass and bamboo produce of Madhya Pradesh has industrial value. He further said that industry should also focus on research to make patent available as per the indigenous situations.Shri Dave said that Forest, Environment and Climate Change Ministry is providing approvals to the industry within 120 days. Efforts are being undertaken to give approval in less than 120 days. He said that there is a need for industries to pay attention towards forest, environment and climate change.
Union Minister for social Justice Shri Gahlot
Union Minister for Social Justice Shri Thawarchand Gahlot said that Madhya Pradesh has developed speedily and better atmosphere for investment is available in Madhya Pradesh. Investors should invest in manufacturing industries to facilitate increase in exports. Shri Gahlot said that necessary items like motorized tricycle, artificial limbs, hearing aid etc. are being imported from other countries. Industries should be set up in the country itself to manufacture these items.
Union Minister of State for Petroleum- Shri Dharmendra Pradhan
Union Minister of State for Petroleum Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said that remarkable development has taken place in Madhya Pradesh in the last 10 years. Continuous agriculture growth rate above 20 percent has positive impact on economy. Purchasing capacity of villagers has increased, consumption of petroleum products indicate this. State governments will not incur loss on revenue generated through sale of petroleum products after the implementation of GST. Consumption of petroleum is increasing at the rate of 10 percent every year in the world. During the last two years, 30 lakh domestic LPG connections are increased in the state and in the next two years 50 lakh domestic LPG connections will increase. Indian Oil Corporation, Oil India and NTPC will establish 500 megawatt solar power plant together in the state. A sum of Rs. 1700 crore will be invested by the Petroleum Ministry for development of infrastructure in the Petro sector. A green refinery with an investment of Rs. 500 crore will be set up at Bina.
Director Chhindwara Plys SEZ Shri Kamal Kumar Agarwal said that he will invest 30 thousand crore in the state which will provide employment to one lakh people. Chief Executive officer of Mahindra Life Space Sushri Sangeeta Prasad said that her company will develop economic city on PPP model. Same kind of project has been undertaken by her company at Jaipur and Chennai.
Director General of CII Shri Chandrajeet Bannerjee said that National Council of Skill Development will be formed. Director of Avgal India Sushri Tami Hirasjorn said that her company will invest in Madhya Pradesh for hygienic solution products manufacturing. Shri Harsh Lodha of MP Birla Group said that there is positive investment atmosphere in Madhya Pradesh for industries. Shri Rameshchandra Agarwal of Dainik Bhaskar group said that investor should take advantage of better investment opportunities in Madhya Pradesh.
Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla while giving welcome speech said that Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the better destination for investment. Madhya Pradesh brand has gained place in the hearts of the investors. Vote of thanks was given by the Managing Director TRIFAC Shri D. P. Ahuja. Members of cabinet and investors were present in the programme.
Announcements of CM Shri Chouhan
“Invest” portal will be developed to monitor status after receiving proposal of industrial project of investors, from implementation to its completion and sanction to units including distribution of all facilities. Permissions and facilities will be provided within stipulated time by reviewing facilities through this portal.
All the permissions required by the investors will be included in the public service Guarantee Act purview to facilitate them to get permissions within stipulated time.
Relationship manager will be appointed for 50 crore investment proposal. This Manager will be in touch with investor and coordinate in implementation.
New attractive policy will be framed to encourage ready made garments industry.
Diversion rules will be simplified for agriculture land to be used for IT and non polluting Industries in planning areas of cities and permission will be given in the stipulated time.
Process for permission of pollution control board will be simplified and white list will be increased for non polluting industries.
In order to encourage entertainment activities, policy to make multiplexes in small cities will be made attractive. Minimum seating capacity will be decreased to 200 from 500.
Whatever facilities investors are getting today will be continued after implementation of GST.
Main connectivity from Indore to Piathampur will be strengthened. A sanction of Rs. 50 crore has been given for this. Government of India will be urged to make Indore and Bhopal Airports as International Airports.
Employment Offices will be developed as placement centers under the PPP mode.
To provide facility of TDR and TOD, rules will be amended shortly in order to include vertical development to give pace to the urban development.
Experts advises will be obtained to bring amendments in the law at state level or at center level to facilitate industrialists and businessmen to conduct their business with honour.
To encourage planned development in master plan area, implementation of urban development scheme can be done through private capital investors.
A time bound programme will be prepared after conducting a detail survey of Mineral resources of the state.



Central Minister Shri Naidu Applauds development friendly state government
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 24, 2016

The Last and the second day of Global Investors Summit echoed appreciation for development of Madhya Pradesh in the last 11 years.
Union Urban development Minister Shri Venkaiyah Naidu said that achievement of continuos power,drinking water and good roads have made Madhya Pradesh special.These infra development have simplified the development work in urban areas Shri Naidu said that the rejuvenation and development of Indore city makes him happy.
I not only appreciate the intense desire of the government for development but also praised the positive approach and cooperation of the citizens.This is a good sign of healthy living.Shri Naidu said that he feels pleasant to be in Indore.
When CM refused to accept welcome
At the parallel sessions at the second day of Global Investors Summit-2016 in the presence of Central Urban development and Information &Broadcasting Minister Shri Venkaiyah Naidu the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan set an example by refusing to welcome him by the officers present.
He said that after the welcome of Shri Naidu the proceeding of the session to continue.This gesture of CM Shri Chouhan was appreciated by all the participants.



Tax Exemption to Industrialists will be Continued Even After Implementation of GST
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 22, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that tax exemptions provided to the industrialists at present will be continued even after implementation of GST. Shri Chouhan was addresing the CEOs conclave on the eve of Global Investors Summit. He further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is a island of peace. Citizen charter has been implemented to bring all the process under the time limit. Single window system has been implemented for industrial investment in the state.
There is a wide scope of investment in the state. The industrial growth rate of Madhya Pradesh is above 10 percent and agriculture growth rate is above 20 percent. State has industrial friendly policy. We are ready to welcome the investors with open hearts.
He assured industrialists that he is a disciple of Swami Vivekanand and he does what he said. Come with full confidence to Madhya Pradesh, state government is ready for your welcome. Moreover, the motto of the summit is to satisfy the inquisitiveness of the investors.
Shri Chouhan further said that state holds One lakh 25 thousand hectare land bank which includes 50 thousand hectare developed land. Union government is being urged to amend the law to facilitate the farmers to give their land on lease for industry.
Shri Chouhan informed that 100 percent VAT will be reimbursed to the companies working in the field of food processing. He further said that the state government is ready for skill development on PPP mode. Moreover, the state government is also ready for all the assistance to the micro, small and medium industries.
Minister for Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla said that the name of Madhya Pradesh comes first, whenever there is a talk about investment in the country. Due to the will power of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the state government is ready to give all the facilities to the investors.
Strong infrastructure development has been done in the state and facilities like water, electricity, roads etc. will be made available by the state government promptly to the industrial units.
Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Malaiyya, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industries Shri Sanjay Pathak, Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa, Chairman of Hinduja Group Shri G.P. hinduja, Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla of Aditya Birla Group, Shri Venugopal N. Dhoot of Videocon Group, Shri Sunil Mathur of Siemens Ltd.
Shri Gopalkrishnan of Infosys, Sushri Shobhna of Apollo Group beside CEOs of other industrial units and representatives of co-organiser countries were present on the occasion.



Madhya Pradesh is Fastest Developing State in the country
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 22, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met delegation of U.A.E. on the eve of Global Investors Summit–2016 and held primary discussions about the proposed investment by the U.A,E. in Madhya Pradesh.
CM Shri Chouhan informed that Madhya Pradesh is the fastest developing state in the country. The state is progressing at 10.2 percent economic growth rate continuously since last four years.
There is a wide investment scope in agriculture sector. Madhya Pradesh is leading in agriculture production since last four years continuously. The geographical location of the state is a center of attraction for the investors.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh beside Heart of India is well connected to other states through better means of transport. There is a wide scope for investment in tourism sector too. The state is rich in forest besides wild life. Excellent work has been undertaken in the field of energy in Madhya Pradesh.
Delegation of U.A.E. has told CM Shri Chouhan during the discussions that there is a wide scope of investment in Madhya Pradesh. We wish to invest in the state as a partner country of the summit. Delegation of U.A.E. will conduct tour of the state shortly to assess and explore the possibility of investment.
The delegation of U.A.E. liked the environment of Madhya Pradesh and Indore. He discussed about this with CM Shri Chouhan. U.A.E. delegation also held discussions on geographical and mineral resources of Madhya Pradesh.



Conducive environment for investment in state
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 21, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that single window system had been put in place in the state for facilities to investors along with creating conducive environment for investment.
He said the state is not only a leading one in the country but in the world as well. Shri Chouhan was inaugurating Indore unit of Balaji Wafers worth Rs 276 crore in Bhainsloy village of Mhow block of Indore district.
Minister for mineral resources, commerce and industries Shri Rajendra Shukla, minister for animal husbandry and fisheries Shri Antar Singh Arya were also present in the programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that electricity, water, road and land are available sufficiently in the state for investment. Because of constant efforts states get ten percent growth rate and we are leading in agriculture growth rate in the country and the world.
The chief minister suggested Balaji Wafers to set up unit for 'Indori Aalu Bhujia' production. He said that good quality potato is being produced in Malwa region. Also, sugar-free potato is being sowed. He expressed happiness that 3500 people would get employment in the unit and potato produced by farmers will be used for production in unit.
Managing director of Balaji Wafers Pvt Ltd Shri Chandubhai Virani said that this is their first unit in Madhya Pradesh and third in the country. He said, that the company got full support of state government and AKVN in setting up this unit. He said that the state has good environment for investors.
Our effort is to contribute for Make-in-Madhya Pradesh along with Make-in-India campaign.



Work Together to Eradicate Malnutrition and Illiteracy
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 21, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that all the departments should work together to eradicate malnutrition and illiteracy besides health related problems. Deendayal Vananchal Seva is a revolutionary step to eliminate problems related to forest area.
CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the inaugural programme of Deendayal Vananchal Seva Scheme here today. The scheme has been launched by the forest department with service motto and assistance of forest employees to improve health and literacy level of people dwelling in the remote forest areas.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that joint efforts of departments will help eradicating problem of malnutrition and illiteracy. Better and active efforts are needed to tackle these problems. Changes can be brought by spreading awareness regarding health among the teenager girls. Better result can be obtained if activities are carried out in coordination perceiving basic intention of the scheme.
Minister for Forest Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar said that this scheme has been prepared keeping in view the integral humanism and Antodaya. Human development is initiated in this. This scheme will strengthen vanvasi to help develop forest.
Health related training will be imparted to the women forest guards. Women health check up camp will be organized between 50 forest villages. The forest department will provide help to carry malnourished children to aaganbadis after identification. Work will be conducted in forest villages in coordination of four departments.
Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis said that this scheme is a positive initiative of inter-department coordination. The scheme will help eradication problems of forest villages in better ways. The Women and Child Development department will help increase in forestation and forest produce. She suggested that the forest department should prepare scheme to distribute fruits and vegetable plants on the occasion of Deepawali.
Moreover, Minister for School Education Shri Vijay Shah said that this scheme is of utmost importance to eradicate malnutrition and better health. He suggested that the forest department should provide land to each aaganbadi and school to produce vegetables and fruits to facilitate children to have nutritious food in the form of fruits and fresh vegetables. Shri Shah further said that meeting of field officers and employees for coordination should be conducted on every Tuesday at Gram Panchayat.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan released scheme’s brochures and health check up module for forest guards in the programme. Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary Health Smt. Gouri Singh, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotiya, Principal Secretary ST Welfare Shri Ashok Shah were present in the meeting. Welcome speech was given by the Principal Chief Conservator Forest Dr. Animesh Shukla.
Vote of thanks was given by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Shri Shahbaz Ahmed. Field Officers of Forest, Health, Women and Child Development and Education departments were present in the programme.



Bring Happiness and Welfare of the People is Public Policy
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 20, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that policy which brings happiness and welfare to the people is a Public policy. Moreover, public policy should be framed keeping in mind the welfare of the mankind.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the inaugural session of the three day 4th Dharm-Dhamm convention on “Dharm Aur Raj Vyavastha” organized by Sanchi Bodhha evam Bhartiya Gyan Adhdhyan Vishvavidhyalaya. Around 200 scholars of India and abroad are taking part in the convention.
Shri Chouhan further mentioned that there is no better religion than welfare of others and to offense others is a big iniquity. Enormous blood has been spilled in the world in the name of the religion and reason on which blood is spilled is not a religion. There are many forms of religion, Truth, non violence, renunciation besides affection, peace and affinity is religion. Whatever pleases others is religion.
Happiness is momentary and complacency is permanent. The state government has formed Anand department to bring complacency in the lives of people. Swami Vivekanand has said that truth is one and there are different ways to reach truth.
World is a one family was said in India 1000 years back. Arrangements have been made to implement decisions related to public welfare after deliberations with society. Efforts will be made to implement conclusion of the deliberations between different scholars participating in the convention.
CM Shri Chouhan released Coffee Table Book of Sanchi Bodhha evam Bhartiya Gyan Adhdhyan Vishvavidhyalaya. Inaugural session was chaired by the Chief of Srilanka Mahabodhi Society Shri Benegela Upathissa Thero.
Minister of State for tourism and culture (Independent Charge) Shri Surendra Patwa, Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Y.S. Shastri, Chairman of Indian Council of Philosophical Reasearch Shri S. R. Bhatt and Registrar of the University Shri Rajesh Gupta were present on the occasion.



CM Shri Chouhan Meets President Shri Pranab Mukherjee
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 20, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at New Delhi today.
Shri Chouhan extended invitation to the President to attend “Lok Manthan” to be held at Bhopal as a Chief Guest.
This joint programme of Madhya Pradesh Culture Department, Bharat Bhavan and Pragya Pravah Sanstha will be held from November 12 to 14 at Bhopal.
Around 800 youth thinkers will participate and discuss on various subjects in the programme.
This is the first programme of its kind in the country being organized by the youth thinkers.



Rail Facilities’ Expansion Significant for Development_ CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that expansion of rail facilities is significant keeping in view the development. This is the matter of utmost pleasure that the Railway Minister has always displayed positive approach towards the development of rail facilities in the state. Union Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu said that investment towards expansion of rail facilities in Madhya Pradesh called Heart of India will provide benefit to the entire country.
No stone will be left unturned for expansion of rail facilities in Madhya Pradesh, he added. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and Rail Minister Shri Prabhu were inaugurating new broad gauge section and Jabalpur-Sakuri Mangla train service and were laying foundation of Madan Mahal Terminus and inauguration of Wi-Fi facility at Jabalpur Station, Multi Functional complex and automatic water vending machine at Jabalpur today.
Referring to the rail facilities at Jabalpur, Shri Chouhan said that remarkable changes have been registered by the efforts of Shri Prabhu in the condition and direction of Indian Railways. Expansion has not only taken place but important efforts have been taken to increase facilities for passengers. Steps have been taken for sanitation and to make stations ideal place. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that facilities being provided today will undoubtedly benefit the people.
Inauguration of Madan Mahal Terminus and new broad gauge line will prove fruitful for the people. Investment proposals in the field of defense during the Global Investors Summit to be held at Indore will benefit Jabalpur. In order to encourage investment in Jabalpur, a separate road show will be conducted. Shri Chouhan said that Jabalpur is the first city which is being adorned under the smart city project. He appealed to the people to come forward and contribute in the efforts to make Jabalpur clean and progressive.
Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu said that effort will be taken at the earliest for fulfillment of important demands of the Jabalpur’s citizens. Huge increase has been made in the provision of the amount during the year 2009 to 2014.
Improving decision making process, initiative has been taken to include states in the decision making process. Shri Prabhu referred Shri Chouhan as a forward looking chief minister. Shri Prabhu mentioned that it is the result of the progressive thinking of the chief minister Shri Chouhan that Madhya Pradesh has achieved leading agriculture growth rate not only in the country but in the world.
Shri Prabhu said that on the line of Swachcha Bharat, slogan of Swachcha Rail has been adopted. A total of 15 thousand 442 bio-toilets have been installed in the last one year. There is plan for mechanised laundry for blankets cleaning. Railway is committed for cooperation in these efforts.
He also informed about the electrification works undertaken in the railway zone. Shri Prabhu said that significant steps have been taken to provide better rail facilities to the common passengers in the last two years. Action will be initiated for development of stations coming under the smart city project. Habibganj station Bhopal has been selected and will be developed first in this series.
Union Minister of State for Health Shri Phaggan Singh Kulaste said that several rail routes of Mahakoushal Area are very useful for the people. He further added that approach of Shri Prabhu is positive and efforts being undertaken related to rail projects are praiseworthy.
MPs Shri Rakesh Singh and Shri Vivek Tankha also addressed the programme. General Manager Western Railways Shri Girish Pillai gave welcome speech.



CM Shri Chouhan Welcomes Union Railway Minister Shri Prabhu
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed Union Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu on reaching Bhopal at state hangar today.
The Union Minister Shri Prabhu and Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will inaugurate Rail Projects at Jabalpur, Sidhi and Khajuraho.



Exemplary Work in Madhya Pradesh - Shri Raghuvar Das
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 18, 2016

Alongwith Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis and the Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Raghuvar Das visited Shaurya Smarak today.
They paid obeisance to the gallant Martyrs and inspected the Smarak.
Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Raghuvar Das said that Madhya Pradesh has undertaken praiseworthy and exemplary work through construction of Shaurya Smarak. New inspiration of patriotism has aroused on visit to Smarak .
This is a unique effort to repay the debt of the brave soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for security of the country.
Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis said that construction of Shaurya Smarak by Madhya Pradesh government is laudable. It is an effective initiative for building patriotic society.
He further mentioned that contents and structure of Shaurya Smarak is unique. This is very motivational, beautiful and of international level.
All the three Chief Ministers inspected the open air theater, gallery, Dronacharya auditorium in the beginning.
They paid obeisance to Shaurya Raj Kalash came form the villages of 284 Martyrs of Madhya Pradesh and paid tribute to Martyrs at Shaurya Stambh.



Centre for every possible help for Bhopal, Indore Metro Train Projects
Bhopal:MMNN: Oct. 18, 2016

The cultural evolution of urban India has begun. The Centre would extend all possible cooperation for Bhopal and Indore metro train projects. Madhya Pradesh has done tremendous work in infrastructure development. The Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Venkaiah Naidu said this while addressing a workshop on urban development issues at the Academy of Administration here today.
Referring to Prime Minister's Reform, Perform and Transform-mantra, Shri Naidu stressed on designing urban development schemes keeping in view the needs of coming ten years. The Centre is providing requisite funds. The States are getting 45 percent of tax revenue under the new policy. He said that urban development is possible only with the participation of people. People must have smart approach and thinking in the smart city. He said that competition between cities is in the largest interest of State. The clean India movement is underway and needs to be made a public movement. He appreciated the good work done in waste-to-energy projects in Jabalpur and Indore. He informed that cleanliness survey is being conduced across the country.
Shri Naidu said that tremendous work has been done in infrastructure development in Madhya Pradesh. Its agriculture growth rate remains above 20 percent over the past four years and growth rate remains over 10 percent for last seven consecutive years. He attributed tremendous development Madhya Pradesh to the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan saying that it has emerged emerged as a model state.
Nagroday campaign from December 25-January 25
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Nagroday campaign would be launched from December 25th to 25th January enlisting greater public participation. Urban developmental projects will be completed in a mission mode.
Shri Chouhan said that the urban Madhya Pradesh would become open defecation free by December 2017. Each family will be given plots in order to realize Prime Minister's vision of housing for all. In order to transform the cities, Rs. 20 thousand 500 crore will be spent on smart cities and Rs. 8 thousand 500 crore under AMRUT scheme.
Similarly, Rs. 1400 crore would be spent on urban drinking water schemes in the first phase and Rs. 500 crore in the second phase. In the first phase of Chie Minister's Urban Infrastructure Development scheme, Rs. 500 crore has been spent and in the second phase Rs. 1800 crore more would be spent. Madhya Pradesh would become a pioneering state in respect of urban development.
Minister for Urban Development Smt. Maya Singh said that Madhya Pradesh has received as incentive Rs. 33 crore 45 lakh for effective implementation of urban devlopment schemes. She said that drinking water would be available in all cities by 2018. As many as 77 thousand housing units have been constructed. Madhya Pradesh is the first in the country to have sanctioned five year plan under AMRUT.
Shahganj - first open defecation free municipality
Shri Naidu gave certificate of appreciation to Shahganj municipality for being Open Defecation Free. This is the first municipality declared as open defecation free in the state. The president of Municipality Shri Bhaiyalal Gaud and Chief Municipality Officer Shri Ramanuj Mishra received the certificate. Shri Naidu handed over an order to Urban Development Minister Smt. Singh as installment of Rs. 117 crore for construction of single and community toilets.
Mayors, senior officers of urban bodies, Chief Secretary Shri Anthony De Sa, Union Urban Development Secretary Shri Rajiv Gaba, Secretary, Union Department of Urban Development Shri Durgashankar Mishra, Shri Praveen Prakash, Shri Neeraj Mandloi, Additional Secretary Shri Sumit Sharma, Director General of Academy Smt. Kanchaj Jain, principal Secretary Urban Administration Shri Malay Shrivastava, Commissioner Urban Administration and Development Shri Vivek Agrawal were present.



 
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