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Campaign to Apprise People about Development and Public Welfare Works
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 24, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan issued directives to the officers to conduct a wide campaign to apprise people about the development works undertaken in the state.
Shri Chouhan said that remarkable works related to infrastructure development, social sector and good governance have been undertaken in the state since last so many years.
Shri Chouhan in the meeting with senior officers at Mantralaya today said that all round development works on large scale have been carried out in the state during last 11 years.
Madhya Pradesh has topped the country in irrigation, agriculture and good governance. Similarly, concrete and concerted steps have been taken in electricity, roads, potable water, housing, education and health sectors.
Programmes have been implemented for women empowerment and all round development of labour class, farmers, students, poor and weaker sections. Besides this, effective steps have been taken to bring transparency in government works. Madhya Pradesh leaving behind its bimaru image and now emerged as fastest developing and most progressive state of the country.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed the officers to chalk out a plan to apprise people about these development works. This ambitious campaign will be conducted from the month of November.
Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Shri Radheyshyam Julania, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S. K. Mishra and Principal Secretary GAD Shri M. K. Varshney were present in the meeting.



Irrigation Projects Worth Rs.957 crore 37 lakh sanctioned
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 24, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presided over the 54th meeting of Narmada Control Board here today. An administrative sanction of Rs. 957 crore 37 lakh was given for 5 irrigation projects. These projects will irrigate 54 thousand 563 hectares.
Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gourishankar Bisen, Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh Minister of State for Narmada Valley Development (Independent Charge) Shri Lal Singh Arya, Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority Shri Rakesh Sahni and Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa were present.
The administrative sanction was given for Simrol-Ambachandan micro irrigation scheme, Ujjaini-Dewas-Ujjaini pipeline scheme, Harsud lift irrigation scheme, Amba-Rodia lift irrigation scheme and Cheepaner micro irrigation scheme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave directives that all schemes should be completed within the stipulated time and special attention should be paid to quality.
It was informed that Simrol-Ambachandan micro irrigation scheme worth Rs. 59 crore 13lakh will facilitate irrigation facilities in 4000 hectare command area of 7 villages of Mhow Tahsil of Indore district. Harsud lift irrigation scheme costing Rs. 113 crore 41 lakh will ensure irrigation on 5,648 hectare command area of 13 villages of Harsud tahsil of Khandwa district.
Similarly, Amba-Rodia lift irrigation will facilitate irrigation on 9,915 hectare command area of Sanawad, Bhikangaon and Kasrawad tahsils of Khargone district and Cheepaner micro irrigation scheme costing Rs. 516 crore 11 lakh will facilitate irrigation facility on 35 thousand hectare command area of 76 villages of Nasrullahganj district Sehore and Khategaon tahsil of Dewas district.
Beside this Ujjaini-Dewas-Ujjaini pipeline scheme costing Rs. 130 crore 43 lakh will provide potable water to Ujjain and Dewas through underground pipeline.
Additional Chief Secretary Narmada Valley Development Shri Rajnish Vaishya, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A. P. Shrivastava, Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Pramod Agarwal, Principal Secretary Water Resources Shri Pankaj Agarwal and concerned Officers were present in the meeting.



Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Prime Minister
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 23, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the latter's residence and invited him for dedication of War Memorial on October 14 in Bhopal.
The Chief Minister requested the Prime Minister to participate in ex-army men's convention to be held on the same day in Bhopal. Prime Minister Shri Modi has accepted the invitation to visit Bhopal for both the events on October 14. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan informed the Prime Minister that construction of War Memorial had been completed.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has invited Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parikar and chiefs of the three forces for dedication ceremony of the War Memorial.
During the visit, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan informed the Prime Minister about execution of the roadmap for doubling income of farmers in next five years by the State. Shri Chouhan said that farmers will be informed about measures and related programmers to double their income by holding divisional and district level conventions soon.
The Chief Minister said that Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh and Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radhamohan Singh too have been invited for these farmers' convention.
Shri Chouhan said that war memorial has been made in the memory of martyrs who sacrificed their life while protecting the country. It aims to motivate the people for patriotism.
Names of all martyrs of the state will be written on the memorial who sacrificed their lives to protect the country. Along with common people, army personnel and ex-army men from the state and the country will be invited for the programme so that they salute and pay tributes to the martyrs.


Hindi Software should be Introduced for Agriculture Related Information
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 23, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Minister for Agriculture Shri Radhamohan Singh at his office at New Delhi today. Shri Chouhan informed him about Kisan Sammelan schedule to be held in the month of October and extended invitation to attend the sammelan as a chief guest.
Shri Chouhan informed that around Rs. 4,400 crore worth insurance claims of more than 20 lakh farmers have been settled under the Prime Minister Crop Insurance scheme. Under this, 50 percent amount has been deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers. Remaining 50 percent amount has to be paid by the central government.
He further informed that certificates will be distributed to the farmers in the Kisan Sammelan. Shri Chouhan urged the central minister to encourage farmers by distributing certificates to them in the sammelan.
CM Shri Chouhan urged the Union Minister to evaluate damage to the crops based on affected area in place of district under the Prime Minister Crop Insurance scheme. Beside end of mandatory participation of farmers for taking crop insurance under the Unified Package Insurance scheme.
Shri Chouhan moreover exhorted that local natural disaster like insect epidemic should be included in the scheme. He further said that Hindi language e- software should be prepared for the farmers. At present english language software is being utilized. Also, standard of e-platform should be determined.
Portal based on agriculture should run on the smart phones to enable farmers to apprise themselves about the agriculture related information whenever and wherever they want. Shri Chouhan also urged the union minister to release a sum of Rs. 56 crore for soil testing laboratories soon for soil health management.
Shri Chouhan extended gratitude towards the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Central Minister for Agriculture for reduction in rates of fertilizers. Union Minister for Agriculture Shri Radhamohan Singh said that Madhya Pradesh has given a new direction to the agriculture sector of the country.
New heights have been achieved and new experiments have been undertaken and other states should imitate such efforts.


Madhya Pradesh More Suitable for Investment
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 22, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there is wide scope of investment in Madhya Pradesh. There are more suitable investment opportunities for investment. He was addressing the investment seminar to explore possibilities of investment in state at Hyderabad today. Shri Chouhan extended invitation to the industrialist, repressentatives of the companies to attend Global Investor Summit to be held at Indore on October 22-23.
Shri Chouhan further said that Madhya Pradesh is not a Bimarustate now and the state has become leading state in many sectors in the country. Growth rate of the state is in double digit since last so many years and agriculture growth rate is above 20 percent. A total of one lakh kilometer roads have been constructed in the state and irrigation command area has been increased. Moreover, Madhya Pradesh has become power surplus state.
Madhya Pradesh has better infrastructure facilities and the law and order condition is under control. Shri Chouhan said that skilled manpower is available in the state. Largest water body of the country Indira Sagar and many tourist places are situated in the state. There is wide scope of possibilities in tourism sector. He mentioned that Tourism cabinet has been formed for tapping tourism possibilities in the state.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that agriculture only cannot feed people. Hence, the state government is paying more attention towards industries to provide more employment to youths. For this all the necessary facilities are being provided by the state government to the youths.
Also, policies have been changed to facilitate investors and single window system has been adopted. Lok Seva Guarantee law has been made, under which time period for different services has been determined and provision for punishment has been made for delay.
Shri Chouhan urged the industrialist and representatives of the companies to invest and to establish industries in the state. He assured all possible help to the investors on the occasion. Further, Shri Chouhan extended invitation to attend the Global Investors Summit to be held at Indore on October 22-23. Shri Chouhan also deliberated one to one with the industrialists and representatives of the company.
Minister for Industries and Commerce Shri Rajendra Shukla, Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industries Shri Mohammad Suleman informed about industrial policy of the state and facilities being provided to the investors. Chairman CII also participated in the seminar.
Aero Space Head of Tata Advance System Shri Masood Hussain has informed that his team will visit Madhya Pradesh soon. Shri V. Shrinivas Reddy of Megha Engineering discussed about manufacturing possibilities of water pipes and pumps in the state.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan met Representatives of Pharmamassical Company and Managing Director Shri P.V. Appaji, Shri Ravi Raju of Navyug construction, President of Hospital division at Apollo Hospital Enterprises Dr. K. Hariprasad and Dr. Haribabu Bodepudi of Maylan Laboratories Ltd.


Single Table Concept for Investment in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 22, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that single table concept has been adopted in the state keeping in view the wide investment possibilities in Madhya Pradesh. Immediate decisions are taken by the Chief Minister and Minister for Industries every Monday on the basis of deliberations between the investors and the higher officers.
He was addressing the Investment Seminar on possibilities of investment at Bengaluru today. Shri Chouhan extended the invitation to the Industrialists and representatives of the companies to attend Global Investors Summit to be held at Indore on October 22-23.
Deliberating on the possibilities of investment in the state, Shri Chouhan said that there are wide possibility of investment in tourism sector in Madhya Pradesh. Tourism cabinet has been made for this. Madhya Pradesh is full of natural beauty.
There is a competition between states for progress. Country moves forward when states develop. Madhya Pradesh is no more Bimaru state. Madhya Pradesh has become progressive state now and is leading in many areas. Better infrastructure facilities are available in the state and better law and order situation prevails in the state. Once upon a time, Chambal region where there were dense ravines is now building its image as an industrial area.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is the first state which has completed river linking project. Narmada river was linked with Kshipra river. Shri Chouhan said farming alone cannot feed everybody that's why the state government has focused on industries for employment generation for youths.
Youths are being promoted to be entrepreneurs. Loan from Rs ten lakh to Rs one crore is being availed under Chief Minister Young Entrepreneur Scheme. They are provided 15 percent grants and five percent subsidy in interest for five years.
Venture capital fund to the tune of Rs 100 crore has been formed. Policies have been changed for facility to investors and single window system has been put in the place. Public Service Guarantee Act has been made. Time limit has been set for delivering different services and there is provision of penalty for delay. Textile industry from Punjab is shifting to Madhya Pradesh only because of industry-friendly environment.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that today Madhya Pradesh is in leading states in infrastructure. Road, electricity and water are sufficiently available in Madhya Pradesh. What is more important is that present leadership is investors-friendly.
Chief Minister of the state is not only CM, he is CEO too. Industrial development is our highest priority and we want to spread not only major industries but also small and cottage industries.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan called upon industrialists and companies CEOs to invest in Madhya Pradesh.
On the occasion, minister for industries Shri Rajendra Shukla said that there is good environment for investment in the state. Chief Secretary Shri Antony de Sa, principal secretary, industries, Shri Mohammed Suleman informed about industrial policies.
Managing director of Lepp India Shri Mark Jarort, executive chairman of Mind Tree Shri Krishna Kumar Natrajan, Vardhman Group of Garment manufacturer co-ordinator Shri Mukesh Bansal, Mayur Uniquarter chairman Shri Suresh Poddar, co-ordinator Shri Swapanil Vyas, Amazon seller service director Shri Avinash Ramachandra, Smile Security and surveillance managing director Shri Rahul Gupta, Volvo India MD Shri Kamal Bali, ABB MD Shri Sanjeev Sharma and other companies and industries bodies office-bearers were present on the occasion.


Madhya Pradesh to have it own start-up policy
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 21, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reviewed different departments' working at Mantralaya in a meeting of ministers and officers. Reviewing industries department, he issued instructions to make more effective single window system. He also instructed all departments to use single window system for facilitating investors. Instructing to make more effective single window system before Global Investors Summit of Indore, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that there should be special monitoring mechanism for this.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, in a review of micro and small industries department, said that promoting micro and small industries is the government's priority because they provide jobs to youths. He instructed to hold coordination meeting with banks to remove difficulties in getting loan for young entrepreneurs. It was informed in review that Madhya Pradesh' own start-up policy has been formed. It will be tabled before the Cabinet. Necessary amendments are being made in land allotment rules for small and micro industries. Help will be extended to five lakh entrepreneurs for setting up their self-employment every year. Expressing displeasure over banks' demand for guarantee for loan from young entrepreneurs, despite the government is providing the guarantee, Shri Chouhan said that this should be brought to the knowledge of Union Finance Minister.
The Chief Minister instructed to take all measures for prevention of dengue, malaria, chikunguniya and swine flu. He directed to launch public awareness drive. Shri Chouhan said that investigation equipment should be active in all districts and if there is any snap, they should be changed or new equipment should be purchased. The Chief Minister instructed to avail testing kits related with the diseases at all block level medical centres. He said review should be made in the cases in the districts, having possibilities of the diseases. It was informed that cases of dengue are on the rise, where as there is decline in cases of malaria. One case of chikunguniya and one of swine flu were found. The situation is fully under control.
During review of food and civil supplies department, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that sufficient food storage is available in the state. He instructed to soon complete cargo centre in Indore for perishable flowers and fruits export.
He said that the instructions will be effective till December to provide food grains to farmers from ration shops, who faced a loss of crops in natural disaster.
Shri Chouhan asked to link Aadhar card number of all beneficiaries with ration shops. He said separate food grain distribution system be made for providing ration to poor people residing in remote locations till the system of ration distribution is made foolproof.
He said strict action will be taken against those who commit irregularity in operating fair price ration shops or depriving the poor of their ration.
They will be sent directly jail in serious cases. During review of social justice department, he instructed to pay special attention to beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Mazdoor Samajik Suraksha Yojana and Karmakar Mandal. He asked to frame separate scheme for students of weaker section of general category.
Reviewing activities of School Education Department, Shri Chouhan instructed to focus on teachers' attendance, quality of education and vocational education and said that interest towards education has increased in rural areas too. It was informed during review that State Education Service will be introduced soon.
NCERT books will be included in curriculum. It was also informed that draft for law related with regulation of fee of private schools is being prepared.
It will be tabled in the state cabinet for discussion. There is proposal to set up a big library in Bhopal, considering the rising interests of students in studies and need of extension of knowledge resources.
Reviewing science and technology department, the Chief Minister appreciated direct fund transfer in bank accounts of beneficiaries. He said, working of kiosks and common service centres should be improved further so that rural people in remote areas could use the services.
Shri Chouhan instructed that all departments will add their public services to Madhya Pradesh mobile app. He asked departments to speed-up efforts in making paperless offices. The Chief Minister said that all departments must implement file tracking system.
During review of mineral resources department, it was informed that electronic transit pass system will be effective fromNovember 1 across the state.
MP ahead of all states in execution on PM Crop Insurance Scheme
It was informed in the meeting that Madhya Pradesh is ahead of all states in execution of the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme. Total 48 lakh farmers have contributed in the crop insurance scheme so far in Madhya Pradesh since its implementation.
Noteworthy is that to save farmers from natural disasters and provide compensation to them for crop damage, new crop insurance scheme was floated under the guidance of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.
Ujjain, Gwalior too in Smart City Scheme
It was informed that Ujjain and Gwalior have been included in Union Government's Smart City Scheme. The Chief Minister thanked the union government for the decision.


Fabrics unit to be set up with investment of Rs 223 crore in Mandideep Industrial Area
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 21, 2016

A non-woven fabrics unit will be set up in Industrial area Mandideep with capital investment of Rs 223 crore by M/s Avgol India. This was informed in cabinet committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on investment promotion today.
Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Mallaiya, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Shri Rajendra Shukla, Minister for Water Resources and Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta, Minister for energy Shri Paras Jain and Chief Secretary Shri Antony de Sa were present in the meeting.
It was decided in the meeting that rebate will be provided to M/s Avgol India on project proposal for non-woven fabric unit as per the Industrial Policy. Facilities will be provided to M/S Amba Shakti industry, being set up in industrial area Bamor, with capital investment to the tune of Rs 113.43 crore, as per 2010 Industrial Policy. Open auction will be made for 1.86 hectare land notified in Crystal IT SEZ in Indore after fixation of base value.
Total 22.778 hectare land will be given to M/S Trident Ltd in Budni of Sehore district, at 25 percent rate for composite textile project for basic and social infrastructure. Inactive lift irrigation scheme land and its structure will be auctioned for sale in Shahgarh of Jabalpur district.
Additional Chief Secretary finance Shri AP Shrivastava, principal secretary commerce and industries Shri Mohammed Suleman, principal secretary commercial taxes Shri Manoj Shrivastava, principal secretary revenue Shri KK Singh, principal secretary water resources Shri Pankaj Agrawal and principal secretaries to the chief minister Shri Ashok Varnwal and Shri SK Mishra and officers of different departments were present in the meeting.


State government working with aim of overall development
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 20, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that bring smile on face of poor. Make arrangements for food, clothing, house, education, health and employment and all round development of the state are the approach and determination of the state government for serving people. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a public meeting in Kalimata and Ganesh Temple premises in Sinhpur of Shahdol district today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the public is the god and serving them is worship for him. 'I am determined for development of people of the state. I want to develop Shahdol division as a model division. That's why facility for university, medical college, engineering college etc. were availed in Shahdol district.
No efforts will be left in providing public services in the division. The Chief Minister said no village will remain in next three years which have with pucca road connectivity. Electricity and irrigation facilities are being extended.
The chief minister said that educating children is very important that's why the state government has launched many schemes for quality education. There would be no children of poor person, without higher education.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan appealed common public to contribute for states development. He administered pledge to peoples for giving equal importance to education of girls and boys both, no disparity between them, plantation and active role in participating in sanitation campaign.
Minister for mineral resources, industries and trade and district in-charge Shri Rajendra Shukla, chairman of Baiga development Authority Shri Ramlal Baiga and MLA Shri Jaisingh Maravi and others were present on the occasion.
Overall development will take place of Kalimata and Ganesh temple premises in Sinhpur
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed pooja at historical Kali Mata Mandir, Ganesh Mandir and Pachmatha Mandir and wished for welfare of people of the state during his tour to Shahdol district. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced for overall development, pond and beautification works in temple premises sprawling in 40 acre.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also announced pipeline extension for drinking water in Sinhpur, overhead tank construction and construction of police station, boundary wall construction at crematorium at Khatkhariha pond, development at graveyard and canal repairing.
The chief minister said that technical examination will be made to bring water from Sagra pond to Jhiria pond. Repairing of dilapidated canals and extension will also be sanctioned after technical examination.


All Main Villages of Shahdol to be linked with Roads
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 20, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that all the main villages of Shahdol will be linked with roads in the next two years. A special campaign will be conducted for this purpose.
He further mentioned that efforts will be taken to provide electricity to all the villages of Shahdol districts. Shri Chouhan was addressing the beneficiaries’ convention at village Antara of Shahdol district. He also announced opening of college and police station at Keshwahi of Budhar block . Shri Chouhan distributed the benefits of various schemes to 6280 beneficiaries on the occasion.
Shri Chouhan stated that continuous efforts are being undertaken for the all round development for the people of schedule tribe. Food grains and salt at the rate of Re. 1 per k.g. are being provided to the people of SC, ST and weaker section.
Scholarships of various kinds are also being provided to the students of SC and ST category in the state for quality education. He further said that now state government has decided to provide scholarships for students of general category.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that no one will become land less in Madhya Pradesh. Reservation of 33 percent has been given to the women in government services excluding forest services. Similarly, 50 percent reservation is provided to the women in education department. Madhya Pradesh is making efforts continuously for women empowerment in the state.
Nutritious food served in aaganvadis will be prepared by the self help groups. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that action plan will be made to link women with employment by organizing state level convention of self help groups at Bhopal.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that all the facilities are being provided to the farmers in the state. Any farmer can now obtain loans for agriculture from the bank easily to fulfill his/her immediate needs. Now farmers have to repay Rs. 90 thousand against a loan of Rs. One lakh.
Beautification of Maa Kankali Devi Temple with Rs. 70 lakh
Shri Chouhan laid foundation of beautification of the famous Maa Kankali Temple today. It may be mentioned that work is being carried out related to day shelter and beautification by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation in the Temple Premises.
Minister for Mineral Resources, Industry and Trade and District Incharge Shri Rajendra Shukla, Chairman ST Commission Shri Narendra Maravi, Chairman Baiga Development Authority Shri Ramlal Baiga, President Jila Panchayat Shahdol Shri Narendra Maravi , Former Minister and MLA Shri Jaisingh Marawi and MLA Shri Ramlal Routel were present on the occasion.


Vindhya Maikal Lok Rang Art overwhelms CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh inaugurated Vindhya Maikal Lok Rang Samaroh performing pooja-archana of Jai Bada Dev and Jai Mahadev. Shri Chouhan participated in the dance with different teams of folk artists beating drums and Shaila in the amazing confluence of folk art.
On one hand Vindhya Maikal sound resonated the stadium and on the other hand viewers were astonished with the breathtaking performances of the folk artists.
District Incharge Minister Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Minister for SC, ST Welfare Shri Gyan Singh, Chairman of OBC and Finance Development Corporation Shri Pradeep Patel, MLA Sushri Meena Singh, President Nagar Palika Smt. Kanchan Khattar, Vice President Shri Rajendra Kaul, President Nagar Palika - Pali Shri Prakash Paliwal were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that money never brings happiness; I have seen rich people dispirited. Anyone who wishes to learn happiness can learn it from the tribal. Their lives are filled with colours.
Cheerfulness in life can be learnt from the artists, he added. Hence, Anand Department has been established in the state to facilitate collection of old art culture, literature, paintings, mural paintings etc.
Shri Chouhan honoured the renowned tribal artists presenting them shawls and announced honour fund of Rs. 25 thousand to each art team. Moreover, he laid foundation stone of community bhavans costing Rs. 50 lakh each which are being constructed for Baiga community and in memory of Rani Durgavati.
Similarly, Shri Chouhan announced installation of Shabri Maa Idol, establishment of Lok Kala Kendra, Art Museum at Dindori, Smriti Bhavan at Bijapuri Anuppur and construction of Art Museum at Bhopal. Shri Chouhan mentioned that Vidhya Maikal Lok Rang will be organized in Umaria every year to keep tribal art alive.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was welcomed by putting peacock feather at the beginning of the programme. He praised the artists while viewing the woodcrafts, mural paintings and other art works etc.


Chief Minister gives Sops worth Rs 32 crore to Umaria Town
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed bhoomi-pujan for different works worth Rs 32 crore under municipality in Umaria. The works including boundary wall construction at a graveyard, pond deepening and beautification, town hall, kanji house, cowshed, boundary wall construction of a park.
District in-charge minister Shri Omprakash Dhruve, minister for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe welfare Shri Gyan Singh, MLA Sushri Meena Singh and Municipality President Smt. Kanchan Khattar were present in the programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was feted by Muslim, Kaul and Vishwakara communities. Shri Chouhan said Madhya Pradesh is a peaceful place. Every landless poor person will be given a piece of land with ownership rights, so that they can construct their house.
The Chief Minister said that Nikah Yojana with Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana and facility to offer holy sheet to Ajmer Sharif under Tirth Darshan Yojana were launched to remove disparity. He said, the government is committed to give equal respect to all religions.
Shri Chouhan said that festivals of all religions are celebrated at Chief Minister's residence with equal fervor and gaiety.
Announcing to upgrade district hospital from 100-bed to 300-bed, the Chief Minister also announced to fill vacancies of doctors, paramedical staff, upgrade high schools of Lalpur, Khalesar and Vikatganj, provide resources for promotion of hockey, boundary wall constructions at Manpur, Chandia and Umaria graveyards.
The Chief Minister said that medical colleges are being opened in Shahdol and Sagar. Services of doctors passing-out from the medical colleges will be taken in hospitals. Now there will be seven medical colleges in the state.
MP Govt to felicitate Shera Bhai
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced to felicitate Shera Bhai Jaan on January 26 by the state government. The Chief Minister said that he suffered pulling of arm vein during Jan Darshan programme in Anooppur. Someone advised to call Sherabhai. The Chief Minister agreed to call him. Sherabhai Jaan removed the pain as he touched the hand by God's bless.
Shera Bhai Jaan is a personality in Umaria, people from across the country visit him, with pain and return with happy and smiling face. Shera Bhai Jaan is providing his services without any charge. He benefited thousands of people and every community in the district respects him.


First tourism cabinet approves Tourism Policy 2016
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 17, 2016

The state's first Tourism Cabinet meeting was held at Mantralaya today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Tourism Policy-2016 was approved by the cabinet. The policy will be effective from the date of implementation for five years. Discussion was held on achievements of tourism sector in the state and prospects of wildlife tourism in the cabinet.
Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta, Minister for Public Works Department Shri Rampal Singh, Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Rustam Singh, Minister of state for General Administration Department Shri Lal Singh Arya, Minister of state for Tourism and Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, minister of state for Ayush, New and Renewable Energy, Shri Harsh Singh and chief secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries and secretaries of different departments were present.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that tourism cabinet was formed to make the state leading in tourism, and socio-economic development by integrated tourism, and coordinated efforts of all departments in this regard. Increasing number of domestic and foreign tourists will be in focus. He said to improve infrastructure facilities for tourism, prospects of working with private investors under PPP mode should be searched, along with state budget and centre schemes. He said the structures being built for public convenience at monuments of Archeological Survey of India by State Tourism Corporation should be similar to the architecture of the monuments. He underlined a need of marketing at international level for Jal Mahotsava being held in December. Also, he asked to develop other centres of attraction at main tourism destinations. He said Panchmarhi has the wealth of natural beauty. There is a need to publicise it. He asked to carry out efforts for operating luxury buses, taking support from transport department for connecting tourist circuit.
Shri Chouhan said, more and more projects should be submitted to Compensatory Forestation and Management Authority, from the state. He said, families interested to settle outside buffer zones should be encouraged. It should be ensured that basic facilities should complete before displacement of villages. He asked to search prospects of development of artificial centres in Van Vihar like natural destination Palashpani.
Decisions were taken on various provisions related with tourism in the cabinet. It was decided that to fix the provision of 15 percent grants on all proposals on the place of different capital grants for different projects. The maximum range can vary. Amount of minimum investment be fixed in projects. The provision of exemption in luxury and entertainment tax, as mentioned in previous policy, were abolished in view of the proposed GST in the cabinet. Now investors will be eligible to get grants on setting up tourism projects in entire state. For providing capital grants, adventure tourism, water tourism, amusement, entertainment park, wellness centres etc. have been included in the project eligibility list. Decision was taken to promote eco and adventure tourism for private investment. Specific provisions have been made on promotion of film, tourism, water tourism and sustainable tourism in the new policy.
One more step has been taken to give status of industry to tourism in the new policy. Now, lease rent and amount to be received from land and assets of tourism department etc. will be kept in separate fund as nivertan of government land and infrastructure development, like Aodyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam (AKVN). Wayside Amenities Establishment and Operation policy 2016, by state tourism department has been included in the tourism policy. District Industry Centre has been nominated as district level nodal agency for providing facilities at district level to investors in tourism under MP Investment Facilitation Act 2008, under the single window system. Essential resources will be made available to district industry and trade centre in this regard.
Now land will be allotted at industrial rate to proposed and forthcoming tourism projects in industrial areas and parks. Tourism will get facility for electricity supply, land diversion, land value assessment, water allotment from natural sources and assessment of property tax, as per industrial units. New policy 2016 has been made part of the tourism policy for land auction for setting up tourism projects by private investors. Provision has been made for coordination committee under chairmanship of Chief Secretary, for defining policy, interdepartmental coordination and resolving difficulties.
Presentation on efforts undertaken for the tourism development in the state was given by the Principal Secretary tourism Shri Hariranjan Rao in the cabinet. He informed that renovation of Minto hall, Bhopal has been started. Renovation of Hanumantia, Mandu, Taj Mahal Palace Bhopal, Govindgarh Fort Rewa, Madhavgarh Fort Satna is underway under the tourism policy. BRICS Tourism Summit, Jal Mahotsav and Tourism Quiz have been organized successfully. Development and maintenance of public utility works in 13 memorials has been given to the M.P. Tourism development corporation by the Archeological survey of India. Central government has approved projects worth Rs. 92 crore for wild life circuit, Rs. 75 crore for Buddhist circuit and Rs. 99.75 crore for Heritage circuit under the Swadesh Darshan Yojna. Similarly, Ujjain has been selected for the Prasad Yojna.
State was conferred with awards for Excellent Tourism State, Excellent Paryatak Mitra Smarak, Excellent Innovative Project and Excellent Guide. Moreover, expansion and strengthening of Madhya Pradesh Institute of Hospitality and Training, Food Craft Institute, State Institute of Hospitality and Catering Technology in the sector of Hospitality training, food craft and Tourism management is underway. Efforts are being made to obtain loan and grant from central, state government and financial institutions for tourism projects. Separate section “ Tourism conservation and Planning Section” will be established in the corporation to attract private investment , investors facilitation and provision of grant and facilities besides preparation, implementation and monitoring of tourism projects as per the policy of the investors.
Chief Wild Life Warden Shri Jitendra Agarwal gave presentation on the current and future position of wild life tourism. He informed that single rate arrangement has been made for the tourists in the protected wild life areas. Better retiring facilities have been provided. Online Permission is being given for the wild life tourist places. Besides vehicle safaris, facilities of cycling, canoeing and trekking are being increased. Free entry is being provided to all the students in the buffer areas.
Chief Executive Officer of Eco-Tourism Board Shri Pushkar Singh has informed that 20 areas of amusement and six areas of wild life experience have been notified under the Madhya Pradesh Van Manoranjan evam Van Prani Anubhav Rule -2015. Besides this 5 amusement and 2 wild life experience areas are in the process of being notified. Shri Singh further informed that 594 person were imparted training through various training programmes in fields like guide, sailor, camping and cooking skills. In the current year training will be given to 270 persons. He further added that an action plan worth Rs. 202 crore has beenmade for the next three years in order to promote tourism.


Lokpal to be established at Cooperative Department in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 17, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Lokpal will be established in Cooperative Department for the first time in Madhya Pradesh. This kind of arrangement will be made in all the departments for internal vigilance. He was addressing the inaugural session of Sahkari Manthan at Samanvay Bhavan today. It may be mentioned that 2 day manthan is being organized for deliberations keeping in view the role of cooperative societies in changing environment. Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang and Member of Parliament Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan said that a new movement to generate employment should be set out through cooperatives. There is vast possibility for employment in the cooperative sector. Cooperative is a movement to bring changes in the people’s life. All the primary cooperative societies should be computerised. Fair price shops should be made multi objectives. Social security pension and labour of MNREGA should be paid through cooperative banks. Shri Chouhan further mentions that cooperative organizations play an important role to eradicate poverty and unemployment.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that Madhya Pradesh has topped in the growth rate and agriculture growth rate today. Development is meaningful when it reaches poor. Everyone has equal right over the resources. Cooperative has played an important role as regard to implementation of schemes for the welfare of poor such as provision of wheat, rice and salt at the rate of one rupee per k.g., procurement of wheat on support price and providing loans to farmers at zero percent interest rate. Recovery of loans on time is in the benefit of the farmers. Better work has been undertaken like milk production and marketing of forest produce and oranges through cooperative societies. Now cooperative sector should be expanded by producing ayurvedic medicines through linking of non government organizations to generate employment. Shri Chouhan said that cooperative department has done a better work by implementing file tracking system. This system will be implemented in other departments also.
Innovation Wing at Cooperative Department
Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang said that a six month calendar has been prepared by the cooperative department and activities will be carried out as per the calendar. Manthan is being organized for deliberations. Madhya Pradesh is progressing rapidly in the country because of implementation of welfare schemes in deliberations with all the sections of the society. Innovation wing has been set up in the department which will make roadmap for the next two years. Group discussion will be held in two day manthan between 9 groups on different subjects. Based on this vision document will be prepared. Each and every farmer of the state becomes member of the primary cooperative society will be ensured.
Madhya Pradesh is Country’s Model of Development
MP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan said that cooperative has played an important role in the development of the state. Madhya Pradesh is now being known as the model of development in the country. Cooperative department has played an important role in the implementation of welfare schemes for poor. Distribution of social security pension should be done through cooperative.
CM Shri Chouhan inaugurated the E-File Tracking System of the Cooperative Department and released Branding manual of APEX bank. Shri Chouhan honoured societies working under cooperative department, officers and employees with awards for their excellent work. Chairman, Vice Chairman and CEO of district cooperative banks of Hoshangabad, Raisen and Balaghat were awarded for excellent recovery and linking works. Similarly, Managers of Bhopal main branch, Awadhpuri, M.P. Nagar and Piplani were awarded for their excellent work.
Chairman of State Marketing Federation Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Chairman of State Consumer Federation Shri Ratan Yadav and Chairman of State Minor Forest Produce Federation Shri Mahesh Kori were present in the programme. Welcome speech was given by the Commissioner Cooperatives Shri Manish Shrivastava whereas vote of thanks was given by Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri Ajit Kesri. Manthan is being organized jointly by the Cooperative Department and APEX Bank.


Engineers should commit themselves for Development of State
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 16, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged the engineers to commit themselves for the development and progress of state. They have opportunity to reconstruct the state. Let it not go futile. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the programme organized by the Madhya Pradesh Engineers association on the occasion of Engineers Day at Ravindra Bhavan today.
Shri Chouhan also dedicated the association’s website mpengineers.com on the occasion. He also honoured the senior engineers who have attained the age of 75 years.
CM Shri Chouhan said that engineers are the foundation of development. Credit goes to engineers for making Madhya Pradesh a leading state. They have made impossible work possible.
Completion of Narmada- Kshipra link project within 13 months is the achievement. Similarly, whether it is increasing command irrigation area from 7.5 lakh to 40 lakh hectare or quality construction of roads and buildings, creation of transparent arrangements have resulted in decrease in construction cost.
Madhya Pradesh has become surplus power state now, where there was always a shortage of electricity earlier. He further stated that Madhya Pradesh is moving ahead on the path of development. Cement concrete road has taken place in place of tar roads. A sum of Rs. 75 thousand crore will be spent on the works of urban bodies.
Various works costing Rs. 35 to 40 thousand crore are under way. Metro rail is to be brought. Works related to potable water have to be carried out and we have to make village and towns smart.
Shri Chouhan inspired the engineers for excellent work with positive approach while narrating story about the laborers engaged in stone carving for temples. He said that we have to make Madhya Pradesh best in the country.
We will have to work together with a team spirit. People delivering best will be honoured publicly and people showing apathy towards development schemes should be punished.
Minister for Urban Development Smt. Maya Singh, Minister for Public Works Department Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Cooperatives( Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Office Bearers of Madhya Pradesh Engineers Association and Members were present on the occasion.
Vote of thanks was given by the Engineer Shri R.K. Mehra whereas the guests were welcomed by the President of the association Shri Shri Akhilesh Upadhyaya.


Devotional Send Off Given to Lord Shree Ganesha
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 16, 2016

Idol of Lord Shree Ganesha installed at Chief Minister House was immersed with devotion and traditional gaiety and fervor at local Prempura ghat today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh, PWD Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Chairman of Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, Family Members and devotees took part in the procession.
The procession ceremony started from CM house reached Prempura ghat passing Polytechnic square, Roshanpura, New market, T.T.Nagar, Rangmahal square. Jawahar chowk, Katsi, Platinum park, Mata mandir, Sanjay complex square, Aradhana nagar, Vaishali square, Kamla nagar police station and Nehru nagar square.
Devotees dropped flowers all along the way and expressed their devotion while reciting Jaikaare of Ganpati Bappa Moraya. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan himself recited the Ganpati bhajans all along the way.
CM Shri Chouhan with all the traditional rituals performed pooja and aarti of Lord Ganesha idol amidst ‘Ganpati Bappa Moraya’ slogans at Prempura ghat. He immersed the idol of Lord Ganesha in the pious Jal Kund prepared by the municipal corporation. Prasad was also distributed among the devotees on the occasion.
Shri Chouhan said that Lord Shree Ganesha is a Siddhi Vinayak. Lord of Wisdom. I prayed to the Lord Ganesha that we all should take the virtuous path. While discharging our duties with utmost honesty, we should serve for the progress of the state and the country.
Moreover, I prayed that prosperity, happiness, unity, peace and affinity prevail everywhere. Also people should possess spiritual powers besides physical goals.


White paper to be released on malnutrition and maternal-infant mortality rate
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 15, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed that woman and child development and health department to launch a joint drive to remove malnutrition from the state. Take the cooperation of all sections of the society. Release a white paper on malnutrition and maternal-infant mortality rate.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was reviewing Jansankalp-2013, Manthan 2014 and Vision 2018 in a joint meeting of ministers and senior officers today at Mantralaya.
In the meeting, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that all have responsibility for development and carry out public welfare works as a team of Madhya Pradesh. It should be taken seriously and make the state leader in every field.
He reviewed points related with 19 departments and rest will be taken up for review on September 20. The Chief Minister issued necessary directives to departments concerned. He said, action should be taken on the directives considering them as policy decisions. He said review meeting will be held in every three months.
Committee of ministers- officers constituted
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that to eradicate problem of malnutrition and reduce maternal-infant mortality rate is challenging task. A committee comprising woman and child development minister, public health and family welfare minister, additional chief secretary, forests, principal secretary, woman and child development and principal secretary, public health and family welfare, was constituted to make necessary arrangements in this regard.
Shri Chouhan said that Swagatam Laxmi campaign should be made a public campaign. Make proper arrangements for treatment of malnourished children and frame a scheme to financially empower women self help groups. A detail action plan be made to promote productions by self help groups.
It was informed in the meeting that 16000 beneficiaries were benefited under community leadership skill programme being run by woman and child development department. Total 3779 child marriages were prevented under Lado campaign. Shorya Dals were constituted in all 51 districts. Udita corners were made in all 80,000 aangawaris to provide sanitary napkins under Udita Yojana.
Hostels to be constructed in PPP mode
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh did excellent works in several sectors. Work with positive approach and delivery better results. Organise programme related with cleanliness by all departments on October 2. Formulate a scheme for construction of hostels under PPP mode for youths coming for higher education in cities under Chief Minister House Rent Scheme. A corpus be introduced for arrangement of fund for higher education of meritorious students.
Monitoring of all industrial training institutes and skill development centres be made and training be provided to youths as per industry demand. One polytechnic and one ITI be developed as model in each district.
Campaign for children's heart treatment
Chief Minister said that dengue and malaria like diseases should not be spread and health department should take preventive measures. A campaign be launched to examine health under Mukhyamantri Bal Hriday Upchar Yojana and treatment be provided to such children.
A scheme be made for treatment to Thalassemia affected children. Woman and child development department work together for vaccination. Better cleanliness arrangements be made in all government hospitals. Create job opportunities for girls through nursing colleges and special focus be made for research in Ayurveda.
It was informed in the meeting that facility for chemotherapy and dialysis is available in 51 districts in the state. A campaign was launched for treatment to poor women affected with infertility. Women in big number took the benefit. Gram Arogya Kendras are being run by health department in 50,000 villages. Total 860 doctors were recruited by Ayush department.
68,000 smart phones distributed to students
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan greeted technical education department for decision of holding engineering examinations in Hindi by Rajiv Gandhi Technological University. It was informed in the meeting that laboratories were upgraded in 138 collages in last three years. 68,000 smart phones have been distributed so far by department of higher education.
Improve road conditions
Chief Minister reviewed issues related with public works department and said, conditions of roads be improved. There should no dearth of fund. Regular whitewashing and maintenance be made in buildings. He instructed to complete Ken-Betwa project soon and prepare a roadmap for irrigation facility to 60 lakh hectare land. He instructed to restart nal-jal scheme and prepare plan for future requirement of drinking water and transparent policy for handpump installation.
He asked general administration department officials to form a programme for district level officers. He appreciated dial 100 scheme and said law and order is better in the state as compared to other states.
Strict measures to curb mobile access in jails
Chief Minister instructed jail department officials that no criminal should conduct criminal activities while remaining in jail. It should be ensured. Elderly jail inmates who have one or two year punishment left, be provided facility of open jail.
It was informed that open jail is being run in Hoshangabad district and 25 inmates are living with families there, who are going out for earning livelihood in day time. Similar open jail is being developed in Satna.
Core-banking in all cooperative banks
Chief Minister said that core banking system be introduced for all cooperative banks and transparent system be made so that no irregularity can be found and benefits of government schemes reach too beneficiaries. He said, necessary measures be taken to improve financial condition of ailing cooperative banks. Multi-purpose activities be started in collaboration with cooperative societies so that their conditions can be improved.
He said, there is an important role of horticulture in doubling income through agriculture. The government will run horticulture programme from its own fund in the districts left in national Horticulture mission. Ministers, chief secretary, Director General of Police, additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries and heads of departments were present in the meeting.


All possible help to restore glory of Indian hockey
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 15, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government will spare no efforts in restoring glory of Indian hockey. Madhya Pradesh will be ahead in promotion of male and female hockey players. He said, efforts will be made so that world's excellent teams participate in the tournament. Shri Chouhan was inaugurating Obedulla Heritage Hockey Tournament in Aeshbag stadium.
The chief minister made announcement to kick start the tournament. The maiden match was played between Indian Oil Corporation and ONGC.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan launched cleanliness mobile app, introduced by Bhopal Municipal Corporation in the programme. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said there was a time when India had the strongest hold to win gold medal in hockey in Olympic.
Indian hockey lagged behind at international level because of changes in rules. He said our players have talent but there is need of resource and facility. Madhya Pradesh is making efforts in this direction. Fifteen astro turf grounds are available for hockey players. Seven new astro turf grounds are being developed in the state. Work is on to identify talent in early age and groom them.
Sports and youth welfare minister Smt Yashodhara Raje Scindia said that the government had intention to constantly promote hockey. More than 18 Olympic players are participating in Obedulla Heritage hockey tournament.
Director, Sports and youth welfare Shri Upendra Jain said 12 teams are participating in the tournament, having the highest cash prize in the country. Winner will get Rs 51 lakh and Rs 21 lakh to runner-up and Rs 11 lakh to team securing third place. Rs five lakh will be awarded to team which will be at fourth place.
A grant fire show was held on the occasion. Over 500 youths made colourful cultural programme. Minister of state for cooperatives (independent charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MP Shri Alok Sanjar and hockey lovers and players were present in the programme.


Assistance to toppers for competitive exams
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 14, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government will extend support to toppers of the XII standard in preparations for competitive examinations of Union Public Service Commission. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced to frame a scheme in this regard, in a scholarship distribution programme of a private news channel.
Minister for Water Resources and Public Relations, Shri Narottam Mishra, Minister for Home and Transport Shri Bhupendra Singh, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma and MP Alok Sanjar were present in the programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan exhorted girls to get knowledge and success in every field. He said the government would extend all possible help. There will be no dearth of fund in providing education.
The government is working with determination to uplift life of the daughters. As many as 23 lakh Ladli Laxmi are in the state, who will get Rs 27,600 crore at the age of 21 years. He said, schemes and programmes are designed in the state as per expectations of common man.
The Chief Minister said, a new innovative scheme has been introduced to promote talent. The Government will pay fee of the students, getting admissions in premier national institutes through all India competition.
Underlining a need to remove gender disparity, he said, the disparity is not in Indian culture. He appreciated the channel for social concerns and said that the scholarship will encourage girls for education.
Chairman of IBC-24 channel Shri Suresh Goyal said that each of 57 toppers in 51 districts has been provided Rs 50,000 scholarship in Swarnasharda Scholarship-2016. State topper and her school will get Rs one lakh each as cash award. He announced to give scholarship to boys on the request of the chief minister. Group editor of the channel Shri Ravikant Mittal proposed the vote of thanks.


CM Shri Chouhan performs puja at Badwale Ganesh Mandir in Vidisha
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 14, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today performed puja at Badwale Ganeshji in Vidisha with his wife. They participated in yagyana.
Special puja was going since Ganesh Chaturthi in Shri Badwale Ganesh Mandir located on the bank of Betwa river.
Recitation of Shri Ramcharit Manas was undergoing in the temple premises. It concluded today. In which, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also recited Doha Chopai.
Ministers Shri Bhupendra Singh, Shri Rampal Singh Rajput, ministers of state Shri Vishwas Sarang, Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Member of Parliament (Bhopal) Shri Alok Sanjar, MP Shri Laxminarayan Yadav, MLA Shri Kalyan Singh Thakur and other public representatives were present on the occasion.
Shri Chouhan and his wife served bhojan prasadi to girls in Kanya Bhoj and Bhandara in the temple.


CM Shri Chouhan Greets people on Eid Uz Zuha
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 13, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has conveyed greetings and good wishes to the people of state on the occasion of Eid Uz Zuha.
Shri Chouhan said that Eid Uz Zuha festival is a symbol of faith and sacrifice.
This festival gives lesson of sacrifice and unity.
Moreover, it gives us opportunity to promote truth and values of compassion.
He urged to the people to celebrate the festival with harmony.


FIR for waste-soil found in wheat at Kartar ware-house
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 13, 2016

Waste-soil was found in 183 bags in 4000 metric tonne wheat stored at Kartar warehouse in Phanda development block in Bhopal district.
Managing Director, warehousing corporation, Shri Arun Pandey conducted inspection at the ware house on Monday morning.
Shri Pandey issued instructions to file FIR in the case.
Stored wheat was brought to the warehouse by cooperative societies through civil supplies corporation. MD Shri Pandey informed that waste-soil was found in 183 bags in 4000 quintal wheat stored in the warehouse.
The quantity is very less as compared to total stock available there but it indicates dereliction and irregularity. Those who are responsible for it will be punished after investigation. FIR has been lodged so that recovery could be made in the loss from concerned responsible persons.
MD Shri Pandey said instructions were issued by chief minister and food minister to supply good quality wheat in PDS. The quality is checked at many levels in PDS. Wheat is supplied to fair price shop after checking in each bag taken from warehouse.
He said that the system will be more improved at warehouse so that there won't be further complaint. Regional manager Shri Kushwah said, application had been given with Khajuri police station to file FIR.


13 lakh houses to be built for Poor in State
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 12, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan and dedicated development works worth Rs. 12 crore 83 lakh and 14 thousand at Barhi of district Katni.
Shri Chouhan dedicated community health center costing Rs. 2 crore 44 lakh 59 thousand and Dr. Baba Sahab Ambedkar Mangal Bhavan worth Rs. 41 lakh 80 thousand at Barhi.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan for ITI building, construction of hostel for girls and boys students and construction of principal's residence costing Rs. 9 crore 96 lakh 75 thousand.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Vijayraghavgarh vidhansabha area will not be left behind in the race of development. Welfare will be done for very section of the society. We will go in the midst of public, will understand their problem and will redress it.
We will make poor owner of the land for construction of houses. Total 8 lakh houses in rural areas and 5 lakh houses in urban areas will be built for poor in the next two years. He said that amount will be provided for repair of damaged bridge at Barhi Mahanadi.
Minister for SC, ST Welfare and District Incharge Shri Gyan Singh, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industries (Independent Charge), Higher Education and Disabled Welfare Shri Sanjay Pathak, Jila Panchayat President Smt. Mamta Patel, Chairman Social Welfare Board Smt. Padma Shukla and other Public Representatives were present on the occasion.


Irrigation Scheme worth 600 crore to be Started
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 12, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that necessary steps are being taken by the state government for the welfare of farmers and poor families. We will make every effort to ensure that farmers and the poor become part of the progress. Shri Chouhan was speaking at Antodaya Mela organized at Janpad Headquarter Badwara of district Katni today. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan laid foundation stone and dedicated the developement works worth Rs. 40 crore on the occasion.
He also distributed benefits of almost Rs. 5 crore 50 lakh related to 20 departments. Minister for SC, ST Welfare and District Incharge Shri Gyan Singh and Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industries (Independent Charge), Higher Education, Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Shri Sanjay Pathak were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced that Irrigation scheme costing Rs. 600 crore will be started in Badwara to provide water for irrigation to farmers’ fields. Water for irrigation will be provided by lifting from Bargi canal.
Referring to the agriculture loans, Shri Chouhan said that the farmers will have to repay now Rs. 90 thousand against a loan of Rs. One lakh. Balance 10 thousand will be repaid by the government. Shri Chouhan said that the state government is committed for the redressal of grievances of the poor. It has been decided by the government to provide patta of the same land to the poor where they are residing since last so many years.
Also campaign will be conducted for construction of house on the same land. A sum of Rs. One lakh 20 thousand will be provided to the poor for construction of house. Shri Chouhan further added that 5 lakh houses in urban areas and 8 lakh houses in rural areas will be constructed for poor in the next two years. Highlighting necessity of education for children Shri Chouhan said that fee for engineering, medical, management and higher studies of law will be borne by the state government. Moreover, loan ranging from Rs. 10 lakh to one crore will be provided for establishment of industry to the identified capable youths.
Guarantee for repayment will be given by the state government in these cases. Shri Chouhan said that water supply will be ensured through pipelines to the villagers of Badhwara block to get them rid of lifting water from hand pumps. Shri Chouhan made an announcement as regard to commencing classes for science and commerce subjects in college on demand of girls’ students.
MLA Mudwara, Jila Panchayat President, Mayor, Chairman of Katni Development Authority and Public Representatives were present in the programme.


Government committed for all round development of all sections of society
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 10, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government is committed for the all round development of all the sections of the society. Several unique schemes are being conducted for farmers, laborers and weaker section in the state. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the beneficiary convention at gram panchayat Bhathia of block Budhar district Shahdol today. Shri Chouhan distributed the benefits of various government schemes to 8 thousand beneficiaries in the convention. Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla and MLA Smt. Pramila Singh were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan said that scholarship will be provided for quality education to the poor students of general category. Poor Welfare agenda will be implemented in the state, he added. In order to make farmers financially strong, assistance is being provided to them by various initiatives. Now farmer will have to pay back Rs. 90 thousand to the bank against a loan of Rs. 1 lakh. Referring to the progress of women, Shri Chouhan said that benefit of Ladli Laxmi Yojna has been given to 23 lakh girls in the state. A sum of Rs. 7,900 crore has been deposited in their bank accounts. Ladli Laxmi Yojna is the largest scheme of the world.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan during the beneficiary convention said that land lease papers are being given to the people residing at government land for house construction. Residential pattas were distributed among the 79 thousand beneficiaries of Shahdol under the scheme. A sum of Rs. One lakh 20 thousand will be given to the poor person for house construction. Further, 8 lakh houses will be constructed for poor in the next two years in the state.
In order to pay pension on time, social security pension will be provided on 10th and 15th of every month in choupals of gram panchayats in presence of public representatives and villagers.Shri Chouhan reiterated that benefits of all the welfare schemes must reach beneficiaries on time. Stringent action will be taken against officer or employee who creates hurdles in the way.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made announcements for inception of M.A. and M.Sc. courses in Jaitpur College from the next academic session, beginning of girls’ hostel and construction of community health center on the occasion. He further mentioned about sanction of Rs. 30 crore 65 lakh for construction of Markhidevi dam and Jhiriya Nala dam.
Residential Pattas Distributed to 4,500 beneficiaries
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed residential pattas to 4 thousand 500 beneficiaries, Gas stoves and Gas cylinders to 900 beneficiaries, new ration cards to 1200 beneficiaries, benefit of Ladli Laxmi Yojna to 100 beneficiaries, Forest rights certificates to 195 beneficiaries, cycles to 290 school girls and boys students and benefit to 500 beneficiaries under NRLM scheme in the beneficiary convention.
Beautification of Bhathia Devi Temple
CM Shri Chouhan commenced the beautification work worth Rs. 77 lakh of famous Devi Mandir located at village Bhathia.
Announcement for Girls Hostel on demand of Girls students
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan also inspected the model school of village Bhathia. While deliberating with the students, he has been informed by the girls students due to lack of hostel facility, girls residing at distant places are unable to pursue studies. On being urged by the girls students for construction of girls hostel, Shri Chouhan instructed the officials for immediate construction of girls hostel and to start it in the current academic session.


8 Lakh Houses to be constructed for Poor in Next Two Years in State
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 10, 2016

In the next two years, 8 lakh houses will be constructed in the state. Born in the soil of Madhya Pradesh should own their houses, state government has given thought to it. Residential pattas are being provided to the people living on the government land.. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was addressing the Jan Darshan Programme of various villages of Budhar Janpad Panchayat of Shahdol district.
CM Shri Chouhan said that his life is committed for the public. All the necessary efforts will be taken for the welfare of the people of the state. He mentioned that the public cooperation is needed besides government efforts. Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the people to build toilets in the houses, not to discriminate between girl and boy child, priority to girls in education, plantation of at least one tree and its protection on the occasion.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan told the officials for construction of girls high school at village Rasmohni, arrangement of subject wise teachers, construction of laboratory, expansion of canal for irrigation purpose after inspection. Shri Chouhan Further made announcements as regard to estimate of construction of 3 kilometer village Madsa-Ghoghra road, construction of Boundary wall of primary and middle school and estimate for bridge construction on Kunuk river.
Also, as regard to construction of stop dam cum platform at Mahro river, construction of community bhavan, upgradation of middle school of Khairani to high school, construction of Antaria road, survey of lift irrigation scheme on Kunuk river at village Panchayat Titra, construction of playground near school, construction of Khairhani- Ghorve road and construction of culvert on Kunuk river was made by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.
Minister for Mineral Resources, Industries and Trade and Minister in charge of Shahdol district Shri Rajendar Shukla, Former Minister and MLA Jaitpur Shri Jaisingh Marawi, MLA Jaisingh Nagar Smt. Pramila Singh, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Baiga Development Authority Shri Ramlal Baiga, Shri Anupam Anurag Awasthi and administrative officers were present on the occasion.


Policy Leadership Award conferred to CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 9, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was honoured with Policy Leadership Award by the Indian Agriculture and Food Council . It may be mentioned that the state was honoured four times with Krashi Karman Award. Award was received by the Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gourishankar Bisen on behalf of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan .
The 9th Global Agriculture Leadership Award programme was organized by the Indian agriculture and food council to award the remarkable works carried out in the field of agriculture. Governors of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki and Shri Ram Naik presented the award in the programme. Deputy Speaker of Rajya Sabha Shri P.J.Kurian, Chairman of Indian Agriculture Council Shri Khan and Director General were present on the occasion.
Madhya Pradesh has achieved a remarkable success in last ten years in agriculture sector. It registered 24.94 percent growth in the year 2014-15 in Agriculture and its allied sectors. It was the highest growth rate recorded so far in the world. Also 110 percent increase in agriculture production and 124 percent increase in total food grain production registered. In the year 2004-05, total food grain production was 1.43 crore metric tonnes, which increased up to 3.21 crore metric tonnes in the year 2014-15.
Achieving 12 percent annual growth in agriculture sector by the state is an unprecedented incidence in the country. Pulses production was 33.51 lakh metric tonne in 2004-05 and that reached to 47.63 lakh metric tonne in the year 2014-15. It is 42.14 percent increase registered in the decade. The state produces 28 percent of total production of pulses in the country. Availability of food grain per person has now been 61 gram per person per day. The agriculture area has increased by 34 lakh hectare and now total area is 2.23 crore hectare.
Unprecedented records have been set in crop sowing in the state. Total sowing area of soybean was 45.94 lakh hectare in kharif-2004, which increased up to 61.34 lakh hectare in the year 2013. Area of paddy sowing was 16.96 lakh hectare in 2004 and it was 19.30 lakh hectare in 2013. Other crops of kharif season are being sown in wider area as compared to the area of 2004. In rabi crop season, there has been increase in sowing area in last ten years.
Wheat sowing area was 42 lakh hectare in the year 2004, which reached up to 59.76 lakh hectare in 2013-14. Gram was sowed in 26.93 lakh hectare area in 2004, which was sowed in 31.60 lakh hectare agriculture area in 2013-14.
As per data recorded in the year rabi season of 2013-14, total production of wheat was 155.23 lakh metric tonne, which was 81.96 lakh metric tonne more than the production of the year 2004-05 (73.27 lakh metric tonne). So for more than the double production was recorded in wheat production in last ten years. Production of paddy was 53.61 lakh metric tonne in kharif 2013, which is 40.52 lakh metric tonne more than the production of 13.09 lakh metric tonne of the year 2004-05. This is four time increase in the production.
Madhya Pradesh is now on the top in production of many crops thanks to constant efforts for increasing the production and earning of farmers.
For example, the state is the first in agriculture growth rate, bio farming, total production of pulse and oil seeds, certified seed production, production of gram-soybean, establishment of private custom hiring centre, production of garlic-guava, medicinal and coriander, peas and onion, and second in the total food grain production, wheat production, mustard production, lentil production. Madhya Pradesh got the second rank in wheat production from fourth position in wheat production, seventh in paddy from 14th place and fifth place from sixth place in corn production.


Pt Makhanlal Chaturvedis house to be converted in grand memorial in Babai
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 9, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that house of renowned poet Pt. Makhanlal Chaturvedi in Babai will be converted into a grand memorial. State government will bear its cost. He said an ITI will be opened in Babai. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing Antoday Mela in Babai in Hoshangabad district.
The Chief Minister dedicated works of Rs 33.07 crore and performed bhoomi-pujan for 19 works to the tune of Rs 12.76 crore. Assembly speaker Dr Seetasharan Sharma, public works minister Shri Rampal Singh, minister of state for food processing Shri Suryaprakash Meena, former minister Shri Sartaj Singh, Member of Parliament Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh, MLA Shri Thakurdas Nagvanshi were present on the occasion.
Antoday Mela to be named as Garib Mela
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Antoday Mela would now be converted as Garib Mela. State government is committed for welfare of poor. He said, poor people residing at a place will be given ownership right (patta). Shri Chouhan said that two lakh houses will be given to poor people by the year 2018.
The Chief Minister said that fruit saplings will be planted on one km of alongside of Narmada river. Farmer's consent will be taken in this regard. He said, sewage water flowing in the river will be stopped. Sewage treatment plant having cost of Rs 1500 crore is being set up.
Referring welfare of farmers, the Chief Minister said that farmers' income will be doubled in coming five years. He announced to set up industry at Babai farm. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced to construct 300 houses having cost of Rs 15 crore, for poorer, Rs ten lakh for water conservation in old water reservoirs, Rs one crore each for new office building for Nagar Panchayat and bus stand. He further announced Rs 18 crore for re-construction of road from Bagra to Nasirabad.
The Chief Minister said Rs 218 crore would be distributed in 71 thousand 517 farmers for crop compensation. Shri Chouhan said that Rs 7600 crore were deposited in bank accounts for laptop to 18000 meritorious students and 23,000 girls for providing benefits under Ladli Laxmi Yojana. The Chief Minister distributed amounts and items to 11 thousand 324 beneficiaries under different schemes of the state government in Antoday Mela.


CM Shri Chouhan welcome newly appointed governor Shri Kohli
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 8, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today heartily welcomed newly appointed governor Shri Omprakash Kohli at state hangar.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan received the Governor by presenting a bouquet. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan introduced the dignitaries and officials present there.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also reached Raj Bhavan with the governor.
Minister for woman and child development Smt Archana Chitnis, minister of state for cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Chief Secretary Shri Antony de Sa, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla,
divisional commissioner Shri Ajatshatru Shrivatava, inspector general of police Shri Yogesh Choudhary, vice-chancellors of the states universities, senior officers of the Army, administrative officers, officials of Raj Bhavan, chief minister's wife Smt. Sadhna Singh and prominent persons were present on the occasion at state hangar.


CM Shri Chouhan Boosts Morale of Youths on Cycle tour for Environment conservation
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 8, 2016

Minister of State for Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Shri Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan boosted morale of two youths of the state who have undertaken a cycle tour for environment conservation.
Residents of Bhind, Akash Sharma and Vikas Yadav met Shri Chouhan at CM house today.
Cycle tour was started from Bhind on August 28.
The youths will reach Bhind covering a distance of 1200 kilometers visiting Vidisha, Bina, Lalitpur, Jhansi and Gwalior.
During the tour, they will apprise people about the environment conservation.
Minister of State for Gas Tragedy Relief, Rehabilitation and Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang was present on the occasion.


Industries worth 400 crore to be set up in State
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 7, 2016

Industries worth Rs. 400 crore will be set up in Madhya Pradesh. Information was given in the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Investment Promotion held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today. Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Malaiyya, Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla, Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain, Minister for Agriculture Shri Gourishankar Bisen, Minister of State for Micro,
Small and Medium Industry Shri Sanjay Pathak, Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa and other senior officers were present in the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan said that all the necessary facilities in transparent manner will be provided to the investors.
Information about establishment of food processing project with a cost of Rs. 242 crore by M/s Balaji Pvt. Ltd. at Bhainslaya- Sonvaya, Rau-Pithampur link road Indore and establishment of food park worth Rs. 150 crore 56 lakh by M/s Mega Avanti food park pvt. Ltd. at village Binjana, Dewas was given in the meeting.
It is further informed that Micromax is also setting up a project in 10 acre land at Indore.


Gratitude towards CM Shri Chouhan for announcement against Slaughter House in Bhopal City
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 7, 2016

Minister of State for Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for an announcement made about not to open slaughter house in Bhopal city.
Shri Sarang along with Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MP Shri Alok Sanjar and MLA Shri Surendranath Singh met Shri Chouhan today.
Shri Sarang apprised Shri Chouhan about the feelings of the citizens related to the slaughter house.


"Namami Devi Narmade" Campaign will become Example for the World
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 6, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that ' Namami Devi Narmade ' campaign being conducted with participation of entire community will become an example for the world to protect rivers. This campaign is being conducted to pay the debt of the pious Narmada river. A massive tree plantations will be undertaken for 118 days on both the shores of Narmada river.
Shri Chouhan was addressing the gathering after dedicating Narmada Seva Yatra website 'Namami Devi Narmade'. He also awarded the winners of Narmada Geet, Narmada Slogan and Campaign Logo in the programme.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Narmada river is a life line of the state. The river is making us economically strong and provides potable water, irrigation water and electricity. Flow of river Narmada is effected due to felling of trees and pollution. A wide campaign will be launched to save Narmada. Three paths of knowledge, devotion and deeds meet at the shores of Narmada.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that compensation will be paid to the farmers who own agriculture lands on the shores of the river for plantation of fruits' trees till the tree starts bearing fruits. A rally will be organised to make people aware about the conservation of river and to make it pollution free on November 11.
Moreover, treatment plants will be put up to protect Narmada from polluted water reaching from Amarkantak to towns and villages which falls on the shores of Narmada river. All the villages of Narmada shore will be made free from open defecation. Moreover, all the villages of Narmada shore will be made liquor free, he added.
Speaker Vidhan Sabha Shri Sitasharan Sharma said that ' Namami Devi Narmade' is a campaign to save Narmada. Because of this campaign, Narmada will become medium for social and economic development of the state. Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar said that gratitude is the component of Indian Culture. Narmada is our lifeline and foundation of rural economy.
Awareness is needed to protect the pious Narmada from pollution. Member of Parliament Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan who presided over the programme said that this campaign has been launched to save the life of the future generation. Every section of the society should come forward and join this campaign. Madhya Pradesh has made the link rivers programme of the former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Bajpai meaningful.
Minister for Environment, Cottage Industries and Animal Husbandry Shri Antar Singh Arya, Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang and Minister of State for Social Justice, Disabled Welfare Shri Sanjay Pathak were present in the programme.
CM Shri Chouhan inaugurated the website of 'Namami Devi Narmade' Campaign on the occasion. He presented awards for Narmada song to Shri Mahesh Shrivastava, Shri Shakti Rawat and Dr. Shailendra Mishra for bagging first, second and third position respectively.
Similarly, for slogan awards were given to Sarvshri Pradeep Verma, Shivani Bhargava, Omprakash Sharma, Himanshu Shukla, Jitendra Thakur, Jairam Khangar, Ramakant Gupta and Sulabh Singh. Moreover, awards were given to Sushri Gouri Vandalkar, Shri Bhupendra Rohit and Shri Devasheesh Mandal for logo. Dr. Shailendra Mishra who received the sum of Rs. 21 thousand as reward amount handed over the money to Shri Chouhan for the campaign. Vice President of Janabhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey presented mementos to the guests. Vote of thanks was given by the vice president of the Janabhiyan Parishad Shri Raghvendra Gautam.


CM Shri Chouhan with Family Visit Plaza to take Lord Ganesha Idol Home
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 6, 2016

With religious rituals and devotion, the idol of Lord Ganesh installed at the Chief Minister residence on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi today.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan with his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh reached Central Plaza near Mata Mandir to take home the idol of Lord Ganesha.
CM Shri Chouhan said that there is a tradition of installation of Lord Ganesha in the Indian Culture and this tradition is being followed by the entire country.
He prayed for prosperity and happiness of the people of the state.
Shri Chouhan said that he wishes that state and country should move forward on the path of development.
Prosperity and happiness should come to every family.
There was a unique scene of carcade from central plaza to the Chief Minister’s house with the recitation of Lord Ganesha Vandana.
CM Shri Chouhan greeted devotees on the occasion.


CM Shri Chouhan Greets People on Ganesh Chaturthi
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 5, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chohan conveyed his greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Shri Chouhan said that Bhagwan Ganesh who is worshipped for prosperity and intelligence give inspiration to people for best and creative work.
Shri Chouhan prayed to the Almighty that every person should prosper on the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
He urged to celebrate the occasion with traditional enthusiasm, gaiety, unity and harmony.


CM Shri Chouhan Greets Teachers on Teachers’ Day
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 5, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan conveyed his greetings to the teachers of the state on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.
Shri Chouhan said that we honour the committed services of teachers of our country on the occasion of Teachers’ day who are working towards strengthening intellect and moral values of our children.
He further mentioned that strong education system is the foundation of enlightened society and the committed teachers are the main component of good education system.
Teachers play an important role to link single aims of students with the aims of nation and the society.
Shri Chouhan urged the teachers’ community to develop habit of sanitation besides to give pace to encourage creativity among the children.


Over 3000 vehicles checked on First day of Campaign
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 3, 2016

In compliance to the directives of Minister for Home and Transport Shri Bhupendra Singh, a special campaign to check passenger buses has been launched in the state from September 1. Revenue amount over Rs. 18 lakh 50 thousand was collected after surprise checking of 3 thousand 204 passenger buses and fitness permit of 140 vehicles were cancelled at the first day of the campaign.
As per the directives of the Minister Shri Singh and under the guidance of Commissioner Transport Shri Shailendra Shrivastava, the special campaign is being carried out till September 15 in all the districts of the state against those who are violating provisions of Motor Vehicle Act and playing with lives of passengers.
At the first day of the campaign, 3,204 vehicles were checked in all the 51 districts of the state. Penalty of Rs. 3 lakh 57 thousand and 200 was collected from 262 vehicles for overloading. Whereas, fitness of 3,113 vehicles were checked and fitness certificate of 140 vehicles were cancelled on account unfitness.
Similarly, pressure horns of 309 vehicles were removed and reflectors were put up in 242 vehicles. Also, windows were fixed in 183 vehicles found without emergency windows.
149 vehicles without PUC were penalized with Rs. 3 lakh 48 thousand 500. Similarly, 63 uninsured vehicles were penalized of Rs. 54 thousand and speed governors were fixed in 63 school vans. Also action was taken against 226 vehicles found without two doors by the transport team under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Commissioner Transport Shri Shailendra Shrivastava said that bus owner is responsible for protection of lives of passengers. Passenger vehicles are registered under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Hence, duty to adhere to the instructions under the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act is the responsibility of the owners and their employees. Keeping in account complaints received by the department as regard to violation of the Act, the campaign is being under taken.
All the transport officers with their subordinates are conducting surprise checking of passenger buses and action is ensured against those who are violating the provisions of the Act.


Rs 3610 crore revenue from minerals in State
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 3, 2016

The modern technology is being used in exploration and discoveries of mineral deposits. Last year, the state earned Rs 3610.56 crore as mineral revenue that is 102 percent. More than Rs 1000 crore revenue has been collected in five months during April to August this year from mineral resources.
The state has monopoly in diamond mines. Additionally, other minerals like coal, copper, manganese, iron ore, limestone, dolomite, bauxite, rock phosphate, clay, laterite are available in the state.
Auction process is being carried out for acceptance of main minerals in the state, after implementation of new act by the union government. The process will generate revenue of Rs 30 crore for the state per year.
Besides, process is underway for earmarking mineral blocks of limestone, manganese, bauxite, iron etc. E-auction process has been adopted first time for miner minerals like sand, stone, quarries. It brought transparency in the system. E-auction process will generate ten times revenue only through sand in miner mineral category.
The e-TP (transit pass) system has been put in place for simplification of transportation system which curbed illegal exploration, transportation and storage in the state.
Computerisation and construction of separate mining office have been completed. New office buildings are being constructed for regional offices in Rewa and Jabalpur.


CM Shri Chouhan to return India on September 3
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 2, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivarj Singh Chouhan will return India on September 3. It may be mentioned that Shri Chouhan is on America tour to invite American Companies in order to attract investment in the state.
Shri Chouhan will reach Delhi at 2.25 p.m. on September 3, 2016. On the same day, he will leave Delhi at 3.00 p.m and will reach Bhopal at 4.30 p.m.
Shri Chouhan visited the museum and memorial built in the memories of citizens who lost their lives during the terrorist attack at New York.
Paying respect to brother and sister killed during September 11, 2001 attack said that his heart filled with pride while recollecting memories of sacrifices made by people for others.
He termed his visit to the memorial as utmost emotional moment. Shri Chouhan described the terrorist attack of September 11 as the unexpected and inhuman terrorism activity of the modern history.
Moreover, he said that the patience and courage of the citizens of New York who faced the attack is inspirational.


Atmosphere Becomes Joyous Before Utsav
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 2, 2016

Mobile training vehicle reached government school of excellence in morning and MLB College at noon under the Green Ganesh workshop. Atmosphere became so joyous at both the places as if the Ganesh Utsav begun today. Enthusiasm in the students was so much that they have not only shown interest in the training but made attractive and beautiful Ganesh Idols. All the students were feeling attached and proud for their creation which was about to be taken by them to their homes.
Principal of the government school of excellence Smt. Sunita Saxena while lauding the campaign said that this training will become part of the culture of the students. Students not only came to know about the ill effects of POP but the new culture of preparing own Ganesh Idol has taken birth which will expandfrom family to family. Also creativity of the children has come to the forth, she added.
Large Number of Gathering at Ganesh Mandir
Local people in large number took part in the workshop conducted at 3.00 p.m. at Ganesh Mandir Piplani. Enthusiasm was seen on the faces of children there too. Mothers in large numbers had come along with their children and made Ganesh Idol from clay which was taken by them at home.
Commissioner Environment Shri Anupam Rajan has appealed to the people to attend the workshop in large number and take home their creation along with them. He said that idols made from clay can be immersed at home. Installation of such Ganesh Idols will protect people from ill effects of POP and Chemical colors and it will not create negative impact on the health of people and animals.
Today’s Ganesh Workshop
It may be mentioned that workshop will be conducted on September 2 at Delhi Public School Ratibad between 9.30 and 10.30 in the morning followed by workshop at Billabong School from11.20 a.m to 12.20 p.m. Similarly, mobile workshop will take place at Mandakini Ground, Kolar Road from 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.


Stringent Action Should be taken against Culprits
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 1, 2016

Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis taking serious note of sexual assault on small girl directed the officials to take stringent action against the culprits.
She reached Sultania Government Lady Hospital to enquire about the health of the victim.
Smt. Chitnis terming the incident as unfortunate said that it is a heinous crime. Smt. Chitnis reached hospital immediately after hearing about the incident and discussed the matter with district, police administration and hospital management.
She instructed the district administration to provide sufficient relief and gave directives to the doctors to provide all the medical facilities to the victim.
Moreover, she instructed the hospital management to make proper arrangement for housing and food for the mother and father of the victim.


India taught civilization to entire world
Bhopal:MMNN: Sept. 1, 2016

I started my industry in Dewas by borrowing loan of Rs four lakh from Madhya Pradesh Finance Corporation and successfully ran it with hardwork. Minister of State for Technical Education and Skill Development (independent charge) Shri Deepak Joshi expressed the views in 'Entrepreneur' Programme of Start-up India, organised by Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya.
The programe is being organised for development of entrepreneur in students. This is two-day programme. Skill development based contests will be held in it. Quiz programmes will be held on start-up and entrepreneurship.
Technical education minister Shri Joshi said India taught civilisation to the world, along with imparting knowledge about science. He said, digital India, start-up India and cleanliness campaigns were started only to bring the country in the positions of leading countries. Shri Joshi said the success would definitely be achieved with hardwork and target oriented efforts. He said, the state government would extend all possible help for setting up industries. Financial help will be given to meritorious students of weaker section.
Shri Joshi said, Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya will be equipped with digital technology. Students will get information on one click. He appealed alumni to extend their support in the university's efforts. Shri Joshi opened office of alumni association in the university campus. He released a novel 'I still think about you' written by young start-up entrepreneur Shri Arpit Vageria.
Target for 100 start-ups
Vice Chancellor Prof. Piyush Trivedi said that full freedom will be given to start-up section. He said, target had been set for 100 start ups. Prof. Trivedi said that the university had reserved a fund of Rs ten crore for innovations. He said, a noteworthy work is undertaking in the university with the help of Japan in solar energy sector.
Shri Jayant Sahastrabuddhe of Vigyan Bharati said that foreign rulers had made the industrial country to job-intensive. He said, start-up programme was launched to revive the country's old tradition.
Young entrepreneur and MD of Foodpanda, New Delhi Shri Rohit Chadda, CEO and founder of Enternshala, New Delhi Shri Sarvesh Agrawal and young writer Shri Arpit Vageria also spoke on the occasion. They talked with students on different issues. Students also expressed views.


M.P.s Industrial Develoopment on Fast Track - C.M. Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 31, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said all requisite infrastructures are being developed in 20 new industrial areas to accelerate the establishment industries.
Interacting with heads of major industries, investors and executives of US companies in New York on the third day of his US visit today, Shri Chouhan said that industrial development of Madhya Pradesh is on the fast track. Referring to visible change in last one decade, he said that Madhya Pradesh has become the first choice of investors. He said that the State Government honours investors as partners in the process of development. Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla and senior officials were present.
Welcoming investors to Madhya Pradesh, Shri Chouhan assured them that there would be no hurdles. The State Government intends to give the young manpower opportunities of growth through industrial development. For the purpose they are being equipped with skills and while orienting them for entrepreneurship. Shri Chouhan invited the prospective investors to the Global Investors' Summit to be held at Indore in October.
The Chief Minister held discussions about expansion of Companies in the state in sectors like education, Information Technology, Public Service, construction engineering, biotechnology.
Major Companies Evince Interest in M.P.
The Arceus Infotech Private Limited has shown interest in setting up development center at Bhopal. The US Technology International Private Limited expressed willingness to invest Rs. 400 crore for setting up IT Campus at Bhopal. The US major in IT and food sector - the LT Foods and its vendors are willing to invest invest.
The International Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. is also willing to expand its operation in the State to address cataract blindness as a key player in the global blindness eradication campaign 'Help Me See'.
The RMC, USA, which deals in building materials for the construction of residential and commercial supplies also showed interest.
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin - held discussion on widening its network in Madhya Pradesh.
US-India Business Council
The Chairman of US India Business Council Shri Mukesh Aghi met the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and discussed the future strategies to enhance trade between US-India.
The Council was formed for trade collaboration between The Governments of the US and India. The India-US business ties is a leading business consulting organization. The USIBC is the largest bilateral trade organization, which includes representatives of the American and Indian companies.
'Friends of MP' Forum
Addressing the 'Friends of MP' Forum, Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh Government formed it for development of the people seeking value-based citizen participation. This initiative, he said intends to bring at one place the knowledge, expertise and people. It helps NRIs to stay connected to their homeland. Also, it serves as a useful platform where friends of Madhya Pradesh and policymakers can join hands.


Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra met Disaster affected Families
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 31, 2016

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Legislative Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra met disaster affected families of Datia district and sanctioned financial assistance.
He visited Badoni and Udgavan villages and met the affected people.
Dr. Mishra sanctioned the financial assistance to Shri Kanshiram Ahirwar of Jigna village.
He also met Shri Sobran Singh Bundela father of Sushri Poonam who lost her life because of the lightning on Friday in Udgavan village.
Moreover, Dr. Mishra has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh for Bundela family and instructed the officers for immediate release of the assistance.
He also sanctioned financial assistance of Rs. 1 lakh to Shri Phool Singh whose wife lost her life due to electric current.


Second Day of CMs US Visit
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 30, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh has achieved 8 percent industrial growth rate owing to improved industrial infrastructure, maximized facilities for investors and Centre's investment-friendly policies guided by the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
He said that industrial growth rate of the State will touch double digit considering enthusiasm of investors. The Chief Minister was holding dialogues with corporate leaders and investors at New York on second day of his US visit today.
The Chief Minister invited investors and industrialists to Indore's Global Investors Summit to be held 22-23 October 2016. Shri Chouhan informed them that Madhya Pradesh has immense scope for investment in every region. Liberal policies have been framed for the purpose. He said that India's growth rate has reached 7.6 percent under the guidance of the Prime Minister.
It will grow further in the years to come. The Government of India's innovative programmes like Make In India, Skill India, Clean India, Digital India, Stand up and Start-up have been effectively implemented in Madhya Pradesh. This has further increased investment opportunities.
Shri Chouhan informed the prospective investors that investment to the tune of 85 billion has come to Madhya Pradesh in last one decade. Over 2 lakh 37 thousand micro and small industries have come up in which about six lakh people have been employed. He said that Madhya Pradesh is the industry and investment-friendly State.
Land bank for industries has created on 25 thousand hectares. On-line process of land allocation has been put in place and single table arrangement has been made for the convenience of investors. He said that the process of making cities smarter has begun under the Prime Minister's Smart City scheme. This will support the investors.
The Chief Minister held detailed discussions with senior executive heads of different companies and apprised them of sector-wise investment potential. These companies mainly include Koul Group, Pfizer, Xylem, India First Group, Summit Reliance Group, Coca-Cola, IT Strategy, Architecture, Cyber Security, SNP Technology and Solar Energy US.
Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla was also present.


Madhya Pradesh received national award in Tirupati for innovation in health
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 30, 2016

The innovations in health in Madhya Pradesh were appreciated and awarded in Good Practices Summit held in Tirupati by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Madhya Pradesh has been ranked third in the county for citizens' lowest expenditure in services of delivery.
Union Health Minister Shri JP Nadda and Union Minister of State for Health Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste presented the trophy and the certificate to principal secretary Smt. Gauri Singh and Mission Director, National Health Mission Shri V. Kiran Gopal. The annual summit being organised by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is taking place between August 29 to 31in Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)
Four innovation selected from State
Four innovations from Madhya Pradesh were selected for presentation in the summit. They include cancer care model, e-vaccination monitoring system, performance based assessment of employees and officers and base-line survey of health institutions and facilities under National Urban Health Mission. Cancer treatment was known to be the subject of super-specialty hospital. However, the treatment was made available in each district hospitals by providing facilities and training as per the protocol in Madhya Pradesh.
Similarly, cold chain and monitoring mechanism was developed under e-vaccination monitoring system. Performance based assessment system was developed for officers in NHM. They were provided extension in services after annual assessment of their skills and performance. It improved services. Base-line survey of health institutions and facilities was conducted under National Urban Health Mission and it led to easy availability and better management of health services and facilities. The innovations were appreciated at national level.
Poster presentation praised
Child health service delivery model, woman health camps, and the system established for PPIUCD insertion in Madhya Pradesh were selected for poster presentations in the summit. Sick infant babies are provided treatment on priority according to seriousness of the disease under child health service delivery model in the state. All women were provided facility of annual check-up through woman health camps.
The facility and environment made under IUCD insertion after delivery under family welfare programme, was considered exemplary at national level. Programme officers of related innovations Dr Archana Mishra, Dr Rajshri Bajaj, Dr Prabhakar Tiwari and Vipin Shrivastava were present in the summit.


Chief Minister Shri Chouhan Reaches New York on Sunday
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 29, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached New York on a five day visit to attract investment in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. Shri Chouhan will discuss issues at New York with the prospective investors related to the investment in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan will also apprise them about the prevailing favourable atmosphere and friendly policies of Madhya Pradesh.
Shri Chouhan reached New York on Sunday the August 28. He was accorded rousing welcome in workers convention organised by the Overseas Friends of BJP.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will discuss about the investment in Madhya Pradesh with the potential investors and industrialists separately including Shri Rajeev Kaul of Kaul Group, Vice Chairman of Master Card Sushri Tara Nathan, Representative of Xylem (leading water focus innovation and technology company),
Shri Claudio Lilienfeld, Director, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific; Shri Ron Somers, CEO, India First Group; Shri Michael Goltzman, VP International Public Affairs, Coca-Cola; Mr. Michael Moore, Vice President Customer Care and Sales Operations, Sirius; Shri Shailendra Gupta, Director, IT Strategy and Cyber Security Architecture Shri Sachin Parikh, V P Business Development, SNP Technology and Shri Gopal Khar CEO Solar Energy.
Shri Chouhan will return India on September 2.


Innovations Under Livelihood Mission being Adopted by other States
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 29, 2016

Taking into account the successful implementation and achievements of Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihood Mission, innovations under the mission are being adopted by other states. Bank Sakhi Yojna was applauded during the presentation in workshop at New Delhi and was recommended to other states.
This yojna was also lauded in the training camp of state level trainers held at Rashtriya Gramin Vikas evem Panchayat Raj Sansthan, Hyderabad.
It is to be highlighted that through organize women and trained them and families of group members the opportunities have been provided for self employment and skill based employment by the mission. This was also applauded by the Chief Minister Shri Shivaraj Singh Chouhan during the visit of Shahdol.
Under the Bank Sakhi Yojna, literate women of the villages have been authorised for banking procedure. Bank accounts were opened by visiting villages to villages. Also commission was given for this activity. Encouragement amount was also provided to them due to their good work by the banks.
Now Livelihood mission has geared up to field around 500 women as banking correspondents in the state. Banking correspondents are deployed in 158 villages of Badwani, Rajgarh and Alirajpur in order to help group members to get rid of running around for banking activities. This will give pace to the financial inclusion besides progress in the livelihood of women.
It may be mentioned that the Livelihood Mission was started in April 2012 in the state. Powerful Self help groups belonging to poor families of rural areas are being made under the mission in order to improve their organizational development besides providing opportunities for their livelihood.


Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore makes Special Mention about Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 27, 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Shri Tharman Shanmugaratnam while expressing his views on the subject “India in Global Economy” in the First Transforming India Lecture Series held at New Delhi today made special mention of Madhya Pradesh as regard to the unique initiatives taken by the state in the field of Rural Health and Integrated Child Development. He termed the efforts as the best example of good governance.
It may be mentioned that Shri Tharman Shanmugaratnam is a renowned and established person for his intellectual talent in the entire world. He has special competency in economics. Credit for rejuvenating Singapore’s economy goes to Shri Shanmugaratnam. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Secretaries of the Indian Government and Chief Secretaries of all the states were present on the occasion of lecture.
It is to be highlighted that an initiative to hold lecture series was taken by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with an objective to share the experiences related to the development of India by inviting renowned specialists.
During the lecture, concrete and concerted efforts made towards the good governance under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan were lauded. Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa was present on the occasion.


C.M. Shri Chouhans Five Day US Visit from August 28
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 27, 2016

In order to seek investment for developoent of Madhya Pradehs, the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be on five day tour to USA from August 28. He will return home on September 02. During his visit, Shri Chouahn will meet potential investors and apprise them of prevailing favourable conditions in the State.
Shri Chouhan will reach New York on august 28 Sunday. He will be given warn welcome by the Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP).
On August 29 he will be meeting prospective investors. They include Mr. Rajeev Kaul, MD, The Kaul Group, Ms. Tara Nathan, EVP PPP MasterCard, Representative, Pfizer Mr. Hamilton, Representative, Xylem (leading water focus innovation and technology company, Mr. Claudio Lilienfeld, Director, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Gilead Sciences Inc. and Mr. Ron Somers, CEO, India First Group, Mr Steven R. Maimon, President & CEO, Summit Reliance Group, Inc.– Consulate to coordinate, Mr. Michael Goltzman, VP International Public affairs, Coca-Cola, Mr. Michael Moore, VP, Customer Care and Sales Operations, Sirius, Mr. Shailendrra Gupta, Director, IT Strategy, Architecture, Cyber Security, Mr. Sachin Parikh, VP, Business Development, SNP, Mr. Gopal Khar, CEO, Solar Energy US.
The Chief Minister will meet top officials of major companies on August 30. They include - Shri Chaitanya Kanojia, Co-founder, Starry, Shri Jeff Toll, CEO, Managing Principal, RMC, Shri Peter Barkey , Principal, RMC, Shri Anupam Sarwaikar, CIO RMC, Shri Rajeev Nair, Founder and CEO of Solarinno, Shri Steve Acunto, President of CINN Worldwide.Hon. Consul of Italy in the USA, Representative, Riviera Plastics Shri Marc Buncher, SVP International Sales, Progress Rail (a Caterpillar Company) Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President US India Business Council.
Many MoUs are expected to be signed. These include UST Global, Arceus Infotech, LT Foods and Netlink.
The Chief Minister will also hold meeting with Shri Suresh Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Int’nl Research Laboratories Pvt Ltd, Shri Mukesh Chatter, a business leader and investor, and a former member of Niti Aayog, Dr. Nemkumar Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia, Shri Jacob Mohan Thazhathu, President and CEO of HelpMeSee–Consulate to coordinate Shri Hiten Patel, Founder and Chairman of Collabera (Jitendra Muchhal group) Shri Sajan Pillai, CEO, Mr. Alexander Varghese, CAO and Shri Dan Gupta, Chairman– UST Global, Shri Neerav Sojatia, Arceus Infotech.
Shri Chouhan will have important meetings on August 31 and will be back home on Second of September.


Over 39, 000 meritorious students get laptops worth Rs 75 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 26, 2016

Laptops worth Rs 75.28 crore have been distributed as a reward in the last six years to 39 thousand 607 meritorious students for performing excellently in class XII. The scheme was introduced on the initiative by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Performance of the students is increasing every year after introduction of Meritorious Student Promotion Scheme. The number of meritorious students was 472 in the year 2009-10 which now has gone up to 17 thousand 896.
9267 students of government schools and 8629 students of private schools have got laptops under the scheme. Their parents have appreciated this scheme of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. There is a great enthusiasm in students also. The criteria of 85 percent marks to be scored in the examination has been reduced to 75 percent marks for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students under the scheme. And, because of this, 7420 students got laptops.
Development of educational infrastructure
School buildings are being constructed in a big number in the State. Toilets were constructed in schools. Free books are being distributed to all students. Thirty-type scholarships, related with eight departments, have been provided online to 85 lakh eligible students.
First time, over 1000 high schools are being opened in a year to strengthen educational infrastructure. Beside this 100 high schools are being upgraded in higher secondary schools. Power supply will be made to all high school and higher secondary schools this year.
Educational quality
To improve quality of education, continue and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system is being introduced in school education in class IX and XI on the line of the CBSE. Computers will be provided to 2000 schools. It will help students to get computer education from the beginning. As many as 20,000 teachers will be imparted training for this.
Facilities for students
All the students, whose village has not government school, will get free bicycles. Bicycles will be purchased and provided to more than 4 lakh students of class IX this year. Around 40,000 contractual teachers will be recruited this year.
Indore division ahead
3118 students of Indore division - the highest in the State, were provided laptops this year, followed by 2819 students of Bhopal. Further division wise break-up of meritorious student is as follow: 2134 students of Ujjain, 2642 students of Jabalpur, 2122 students of Sagar, 932 students of Chambal division, 1540 students of Gwalior and 889 students of Hoshangabad, 1211 students of Rewa and 489 students of Shahdol division. Rs 44 crore 74 lakh were direct deposited in bank accounts of 17 thousand 896 meritorious students.
In the first year of the scheme in 2009-10, there were 473 meritorious students rewarded with laptops. The figures of the students were 743 in 2010-11, 1072 in the 2011-12, 2073 in 2012-13. The government decided to include students of private schools too in the scheme in the year 2013-14 and the number of meritorious student reached 7751 in the year 2013-14 and 10072 in the year 2014-15.
Chief Minister Meritorious Student Assistance Scheme
A new scheme Chief Minister Meritorious Student Assistance is being introduced on the initiative of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Chief Minister has invited suggestions to make this scheme as ideal one. The suggestion can be e-mailed at cm@mp.gov.in or sent on citizen corner of shivrajsinghchouhan.org.


Wave of Krishna Devotion felt at Chief Minister’s House
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 26, 2016

Maintaining a tradition of religious harmony and fervour, Sree Krishna Janmashtmi Utsav was celebrated with exhilaration at the residence of Chief Minister here today. Atmosphere became devotional by Bhajans praising Lord Krishna. Sahsarkaryawah Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Shri Bhaiyyaji Joshi, President of Bhartiya Janta Party Shri Amit Shah, State President BJP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Sangathan Mahamantri Shri Suhas Bhagat also participated in Utsav.
CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan prayed to Sree Krishna to encourage peace, religious harmony in the world. Establish peace and prosperity in state, country and in the world for the welfare of the people. He conveyed Sree Krishna Janmashtmi greetings to all on the occasion. Shri Chouhan accorded welcome to Bhajan Singer Shri Vinod Agarwal for joining the utsav at his residence in the beginning of the programme.
It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has set a tradition to organize programmes on the occasion of festivals of all religions at his residence and it is being continued gracefully.
In this series Sree Krishna Janmashtmi was celebrated with jubilation and traditional fervor at the residence of chief minister here today. A large number of devotees took part in the Janmashtmi Programme. Devotional Bhajans presented by Shri Agarwal created the entire atmosphere spiritual.
Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh, All the Religious Heads, Cabinet Members, Chairman of all the Corporations, MPs, MLAs, Public Representatives, Social Workers and devotees in a large number were present on the occasion.


CM Shri Chouhan Extends Greetings for Janmashtmi
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 25, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan extended greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Sree Krishna Janmashtmi.
CM Shri Chouhan in his message said that Bhagwan Sree Krishna took Avatar to save religion and to strengthen its foundation.
Bhagwan Sree Krishna imparted the education of karmayoga through Sree Bhagwad Gita.
Urging the people to follow the path and ideals of Sree Krishna, Shri Chouhan said that Bhakti, Karm and Gyan Marg will pave a way for the reconstruction of the state.


CM Shri Chouhan Calls Suggestions for Meghavi Vidhyarthi Sahayta Yojna
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 25, 2016

In order to help students, who are deprived of education due to scarcity of money, Mukhyamantri Meghavi Vidhyarthi Sahayta Yojna is being prepared in the state.
The scheme will be started with a primary amount of Rs. 1 thousand crore. Suggestions in this regard have been called from the students by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in view to make the scheme more ideal and viable.
Shri Chouhan has asked the students to send their suggestions within a month’s time as regard to the eligibility criteria. The scheme will be finalized soon to facilitate the students.
Chief Minister Chouhan asserted that talented students should not be left behind because of the scarcity of money.
Hence, this unique scheme is being prepared. He urged the students to send their suggestions through email on cm@mp.gov.in or on his facebook or twitter account.
Also suggestions can be sent on the citizen corner Shivrajsinghchouhan.org


Freedom is Result of Sacrifices Made by Numerous Patriots
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 24, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the country got freedom because of sacrifices made by the numerous patriots.
Objective of “ Azadi ke 70 Varsh- Yaad Karo Qurbani” is to recollect the memories of the patriots and to give tribute to them.
He was speaking on the occasion of concluding programme of Yaad karo Qurbani held at Mantarlaya today.
CM Shri Chouhan said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has made people recollect the memories of the sacrifices made by the patriots through this programme.
Thousand of freedom fighters from Madhya Pradesh have also sacrificed for the freedom of the country.
He urged that everyone should live for the country and should take pledge to discharge their duties with commitment in favour of the country.
Members of Cabinet, Administrative Officers and Employees were present on the occasion.


Build country as per revolutionaries expectations
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 24, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that we have to build the country as per the expectations of those revolutionaries who sacrificed for the Independence of India. Shri Chouhan was addressing concluding programme of Tiranga Yatra taken out as part of '70 years of Independence- Yad Karo Qurbani' campaign.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also took part in Tiranga Yatra taken out from Salkanpur to Rehti. He dedicated 8 developmental works costing Rs 10 crore in Rehti.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that we have to pledge to raise the country's pride by contributing with good works. He said we have to live for the country and perform duties with integrity.
Shri Chouhan performed pujan of the National Flag at the end of the Tiranga Yatra. He said, the Yatra is being taken out in the honour of the country. No person's welcome or felicitation will be made in it.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed LPG connections to 250 beneficiaries under Ujjawala Yojana, residential patta to 1107 beneficiaries and smart phones to college student.
Shri Chouhan dedicated a PG College building work Rs 2.90 crore, a community health centre costing Rs 2.60 crore, 3000 metric tonne capacity godown costing Rs 1.19 crore, covered platform costing Rs one crore in Rehti and Rein-Basaira building at a cost of Rs 33.50 lakh in Salkanpur. He announced to open B.Sc. and B. Com. courses in Rehti College.
Minister for Public Works Department and district in-charge Shri Rampal Singh, chairman of MARKFED Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Chairman of MP Ware Housing Corporation Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Chairman of MP Mining Corporation Shri Shiv Chobey, Chairman of Forests Development Corporation Shri Guruprasad Sharma and Vice-Chairman of Minor Forests Produce Federation Shri Ramnarayan Sahu were present on the occasion.


Directives to Prepare Initial Assessment Due to Flood Damage
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 23, 2016

Keeping in account the flood situation of Rewa, Satna and Panna districts due to heavy rains, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed to keep all the necessary arrangements ready on account of predictions for heavy rains in the districts of the state. He also instructed the officials to prepare an initial assessment of the damage caused by the flood to be sent to the Central government. He was reviewing the situation caused by the heavy rains at his residence today.
Shri Choulan while discussing his recent visit to the flood affected areas of Rewa, Satna and Panna said that the damge has been caused to the houses due to the heavy rains. Also damage has been caused to the public properties. Hence, priority should be given to the housing facilities in these areas. He told the higher officials to ensure deployment of Disaster management teams in the affected areas. Also, arrangement for motor boats and potable water should be made immediately.
Moreover, keeping in account the heavy rains predictions, administration and team engaged in relief works should be more vigilant and alert in all the districts of the state. Shri Chouhan instructed the officials to keep constant touch with the Army to call them in case of any emergency. He told the officials to inform and alert all the people of areas before releasing water from the dams.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that there is a possibility for spread of diseases after the rains stop. Hence, bleaching powder and tablets of chlorine should be made available immediately to counter this situation.
He also instructed the officials to arrange boats for the people residing near the banks of the rivers. Besides cleaning of drainage system should be undertaken immediately to avoid water logging.
Shri Chouhan instructed to strengthen the disaster management arrangements and asked the disaster management team to be more vigilant and prepared in the districts where there is a possibility of heavy rains. Further, Shri Chouhan directed to send technical teams to Rewa,
Satna and Panna districts and instructed the senior officials to keep constant touch with the district collectors by distributing district wise responsibilities among themselves. Assessment as regard to damage caused to the houses and crops should be started immediately. Also deploy NDRF teams in order to help the affected families, he added.
Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa, DGP Shri R.K.Shukla, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal SinghBains, Additional Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh,. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Principal Secretary Shri K.K. Singh,
Principal Secretary Health Smt. Gauri Singh, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Rajesh Rajora, CM Secretary Shri Vivek Agarwal and Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan were present in the meeting.


Makhanlal Chaturvedi Patrakarita Vishvavidhyalaya to be Developed as Institute for Excellence
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 23, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivarj Singh Chouhan presided over the meeting of Maha Parishad and the Management Committee of Makhanlal Chaturvedi Patrakarita and Sanchar Vishvavidhyalaya at his residence today. Decision to develop Vishvavidhyalaya as an Institute for Excellence has been taken in the meeting.
Initiative will be taken to obtain recognition of the university as an institution for excellence from the Central Information and Communication Ministry or Human Resources Development Ministry.
It was decided in the meeting that a management subcommittee will be formed. The subcommittee will be presided by the Public Relations Minister. The subcommittee is empowered with some powers to execute the administrative works without any delay.
Shri Chouhan praised the academic activities, achievements and future schemes of the university and said that the university should be expanded. He told to form committee related to expansion of university’s Noida campus.
Keeping in view the need for journalism and communication studies, it has been decided in the meeting to open new study centers.
Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, MP Shri Alok Sanjar and the members of the general council Shri Chandan Mitra, Sushri Ruchi Vijayvargiya, Shri Kailsh Chandra Pant, Shri Himanshu Diwedi, S
hri Hitesh Shankar, Vice Chancellor Shri Brijkishore Kuthalia, Shri Umesh Upadhyaya, Principal Secretary Shri S.K.Mishra and Rector of the university Shri Lajpat Ahuja were present in the meeting.


Help Flood Affected People with Humanly Approach
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 22, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan after inspecting the flood affected areas and meeting affected people who are putting up temporarily in relief camps held meeting with the senior officers of Rewa division at circuit house today. He directed the officials to undertake all the possible relief works with utmost humanity.
Shri Chouhan instructed the officials to provide cooked food for the next two days to the people of flood affected areas. After that provide 50 k.g. food grains to each affected family. He said that relief assistance to the affected people will be provided by the state government. For this survey work should be undertaken on priority. Include corporators, panchs and public representatives in the survey committee. Immediate relief will be provided after the assessment of damage.
Shri Chouhan instructed that repair work of damaged roads, bridges and culverts, electricity lines, electricity poles, potable water pipeline should be carried out on war footing. He also instructed to undertake repair work of damaged potable water filter plant in Rewa town. The necessary sum towards repair will be provided soon.
He said that the administration has worked with dedication and alertness to provide relief to the flood affected people. Society has also contributed in this. He also praised the help received from the NGOs.
Shri Chouhan asserted that there is a prediction of rains in the coming days. Hence, proper arrangements should be made to drain out the water. Ensure proper arrangements of rescue and relief work in case of heavy rains and flood. It is informed that NDRF, Army, Home guards, Police Force, Government Servants, Citizens and NGOs have contributed praiseworthily in the rescue and relief works.


Assistance Provided to All Flood Affected Persons
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 22, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that help will be provided to all the flood affected persons. Survey will be conducted of all the houses to ascertain damage to provide relief amount besides rehabilitation material. Shri Chouhan visited the flood affected areas of Rewa today and met the affected persons to boost their morale. Shri Chouhan reached Satna by rail on Saturday night. He reached Rewa after meeting affected people of Maihar.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said in case of death occurred due to the flood, a compensation of Rs. 4 lakh will be provided to the family of the deceased. Moreover, Rs. 95 thousand will be given for fully damaged house and 50 k.g. wheat will be given to the flood affected family. In case of loss of the bovine animal Rs. 30 thousand, Rs. 10 thousand in case of loss of calf , Rs. 3 thousand in case of hog loss and a sum of Rs. 60 per chicken will be provided to the concerning person. He further said an immediate relief sum of Rs. 6 thousand will be provided for the damaged shanty and shop.
Chief Minister Shri Couhan asserted that people residing near river and nullahs will be rehabilitated at the safe place after their consent to enable them to get rid of difficulties due to flood in low lying areas. Shri Chouhan visited the Nipaniya, Padamdhar Colony and various other flood affected areas of Rewa and reviewed the flood situation. He instructed the officials to make arrangement on a large scale to remove rubble and to make city clean. Bleaching powder and other medicines should be sprinkled to restrict diseases. Besides removing of dead animals, Shri Chouhan told the officials to ensure arrangement for clean potable water and food for the next two days for the flood affected people. He also instructed to provide bamboos, ballis and plastic sheets to the people whose houses have been damaged by the heavy rains and flood. Shri Chouhan also visited the Tyonthar and Java and reviewed the relief and rehabilitation works.
Shri Chouhan also visited the temporary relief camps put up for the affected people and apprised himself about the food and other arrangements. He said to the affected people that he has come to share their difficulties and pains. All possible help will be provided to them. He himself served breakfast to the flood affected people in the relief camp.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also paid a visit to Nipaniya and Amraiyya Tola and went to the damaged house of Mohanlal Saket. He directed the officials to construct drainage system in these areas for easy water discharge. He also visited Vikram Bridge, Unnat Bridge and Jhiriya Bridge and assessed the disaster which caused submergence of a vast land under flood water. Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla, Member of Parliament Shri Janardan Mishra and Public Representatives were present during the visit.


Potable Water and Sewage Works to be carried out in all Urban Bodies -MPUDC
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 20, 2016

A Meeting under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the Board of Directors of Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Company was held here today. Shri Chouhan said that the role of local public representatives must be ensured in the works to be carried out by the company.
CM Shri Chouhan apprised himself about the proposed works to be carried out by the company. He asserted that the role of the elected local public representative must be ensured in the works.
It is informed that the potable and sewage works in all the urban bodies of the state will be carried out by the company and works related to potable water project have been taken up in 128 towns by the company. Out of these 32 works have been started and at the remaining places, works will be undertaken from the month of December. Most of the works will be completed by the year 2018. Similarly, sewage works in all the towns situated near Narmada River have been taken in cooperation with World Bank.
It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister is the Chairman of the company and Vice Chairman are Minister for Urban Development and the Chief Secretary. Commissioner of Urban development Department will be Ex Officio Managing Director of the company. Information about the duties and responsibilities of the office bearers besides other activities was given in the meeting.
Chief Secretary Shri Antony D’sa, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri R.S. Julania, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri K.K.Singh, Principal Secretary PHE Shri Pankaj Agarwal, Commissioner Urban development and Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Vivek Agarwal and other Officers were present in the meeting.


Keep Continuous Vigil over Flood Situation
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 20, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while reviewing the condition of Rewa caused by heavy rains and flood said that the condition should be monitored continuously. In case of evacuation take the help from army. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the flood situation of Rewa division in a meeting here today.
Minister for Commerce and Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla was present in the meeting.
Shri Chouhan directed the officials to keep continuous vigil over the situation. Helicopter services should be taken to evacuate the people. All the necessary arrangement should be made to evacuate the stranded citizens. Relief teams should undertake work continuously and motor boat should be sent as situation demands.
Control room should work round the clock and food and other arrangements must be ensured in the relief camps.
It may be mentioned here that Rewa division is witnessing heavy rains since last one week. As many as 3200 people were evacuated safely by the rescue teams. Almost people from 50 villages submerged under the water were evacuated. Twenty five teams of Disaster Management and Home Guards equipped with all the necessary equipments and motor boat are engaged in relief and rescue works. All the gates of Ban Sagar Dam have been opened.
As many as six people have lost life during last few days due to the havoc created by the rains. Thirty Five relief camps have been set up in the flood affected areas and 20 thousand people are camping in it.
Chief Secretary Shri Antony D’sa, DGP Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri R.S.Julaniya, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri K.K.Singh, Special DGP Shri Sarabjeet Singh and DG Home Guards Shri Maithilisharan Gupt were present in the meeting.


MP Govt. Ready to Provide facilities to Prepare Sushri Deepa Karmakar for Next Olympics
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Madhya Pradesh government will be happy to provide facilities as regard to training of Sushri Deepa Karmakar for the next Olympics if she wishes so.
He also announced a reward of Rs. 25 lakh to Sushri Sakshi Malik.
During discussions with the media at his residence, Shri Chouhan said that Sushri Karmakar is a unique player and it is first time in the history of the country that any woman athlete has achieved this distinction. She is very talented and we expect wonder from her.
Shri Chouhan said that a reward of Rs. 25 lakh will be given to Sushri Malik for clinching a bronze medal in wrestling competition for the country.
She has made us all proud for her feat and has brought glory to the nation.
Shri Chouhan also extended his best wishes to the Badminton Player Sushri P.V. Sindhu to win a medal.


CM Shri Chouhan Congratulates Sakshi Malik for winning Olympics Bronze Medal
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 19, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated woman wrestler Sakshi Malik for winning a bronze medal in women wrestling competition in Rio Olympics.
It may be mentioned that the Sakshi Malik has won the first medal in Rio Olympics for India.
Shri Chouhan said that it is a moment of pride for all of us.
She has scripted a history by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal.


Unite to Get Freedom from Unemployment and Poverty
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 17, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged that concerted and united efforts should be made by the government and the people to get rid of unemployment and poverty. He said that everyone should discharge their duties with honesty and dedication. Contribute your best for the development of state and country. He was addressing a programme organized by the Culture Department in the evening of Independence Day at Ravindra Bhavan, Bhopal yesterday. A photo exhibition titled “Yaad Karo Qurbani” was also organized on the occasion.
Shri Chouhan said that biography of the freedom fighters who laid everything for the freedom of India will be included in the syllabus. He said that we have not been served freedom in silver plate. Freedom is the result of sacrifices made by the freedom fighters, martyrs and revolutionaries and Yaad Karo Qurbani is one of the medium to recollect memories and to pay respect to such great persons. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that memorials have been constructed to make the memories of martyrs permanent.
Shourya Smamrak has been constructed in Bhopal in memory of over 30 thousand soldiers who laid their lives defending border of our country since Independence, he added. Shri Chouhan said that we should develop passion in our lives for the country as the freedom fighters exhibited in the freedom struggle. We can get the same inspiration from the life of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state is progressing with pace. New employment opportunities are being created to eradicate poverty. Besides providing all possible facilities for education, scheme has been prepared by the state government to bear fee of the talented students selected for the premier educational institutions. Lap tops will be given to 18 thousand students who scored 85 percent marks in class 12th examination and smart phones will be given to the college students.
Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa said that the Independence Day is the occasion to recollect memories of brave hearts of the country. “Yaad Karo Qurbani” campaign is being organized from August 9 to 23 to freshen up memories of freedom struggle and to apprise youth about the freedom struggle. Tringa Yatras will be set out.
Describing Madhya Pradesh a beautiful state, Padmbhushan Playback Singer Shri Udit Narayan said that CM Shri Chouhan is making every effort to make the state better day by day. He mentioned that the country has earned respect in the entire world under the leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi.
Vote of thanks was given by the Commissioner Culture Shri Rajendra Prasad Mishra. CM Shri Chouhan welcomed Shri Udit Narayan by presenting Shawl, Shreephal and bouquet. National Song and Madhya Pradesh Gaan were presented by Sushri Suhasini Joshi. Programme was conducted by Sushri Soundarya Garg and Shri Vinay Upadhyaya. Shri Udit Narayan also presented film songs on the occasion.


Three tier Panchayat General / By-election
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 17, 2016

Voting for three tier Panchayat General and Bi-election will be done on August 22. Holiday has been declared by Indore Labour Commissioner on August 22 for the factory workers of the concerned areas on account of voting.
Directives have been issued to the factories working all the seven days in a week to give two hours relief to the workers for casting vote. Also instructions have been given to the shops and commercial establishments to provide two hours relief turn by turn to their employees to cast vote.
It may be mentioned that the general election for 3 Sarpanchs and 52 Panchs and by-election for 1 Jila Panchayat Member, 15 Janpad Panchayat Members, 85 Sarpanchs and 6517 Panchs are being conducted in different districts of the state by the State Election Commission.


State’s Faster Development Needs the Same Passion Shown by Revolutionaries in Freedom war
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 16, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that it needs the same passion and energy for faster development of the State as exhibited by revolutionaries during freedom movement. He urged the citizens to discharge their duties with dedication and dedicate themselves to progress of the State with new resolutions.
Greeting the people on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day, Shri Chouhan in his address said that the dedicated efforts for development continue. He paid tributes to the martyrs. Shri Chouhan was addressing the state-level function of Independence Day celebration at Motilal Nehru stadium here today. He hoisted the national flag and took salute of the ceremonial parade.
Shri Chouhan made an announcement to form Cabinet on Employment to explore job opportunities and facilitate eligible persons to get employment. A campaign would be launched for this, he added.
The Chief Minister also said that the daily wage employees will be treated like permanent employees so that they also get benefits of pay scale, pay increase and dearness allowance etc. Besides, they would also be absorbed in other departments according to their eligibility. The dependents of those working as work charged employees will also be eligible for compassionate appointments. The Government employees will get the benefit of seventh pay scale. The amount of social security pension will be increased.
Referring to Yaad Karo Kurbani programme launched recently by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi from Azadnagar - the birth place of Martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad in Alirajpur district Shri Chouhan said that a Shourya Smarak at Bhopal and Bhima Nayak memorial at Dhawabawdi at Barwani will be dedicated to people soon. He said that the Prime Minister has emerged as global leader.
Shri Chouhan said that the state government is committed to establishing an egalitarian society in which benefits of development reach out to all the needy without any bias.
Referring to the economic progress of Madhya Pradesh, the Chief Minister said that it is moving faster. Economic growth continues to be in the double digit.
Department of Happiness
Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is the first State to have set up a Department of Happiness under which State Happiness Institute will function.
Reiterating his commitment to safeguarding the interests of farming community, the Chief Minister said that over Rs. 5,000 crore have been distributed to calamity-hit farmers. Referring to allied agricultural activities, Shri Chouhan said that India’s annual growth rate in milk production in 2015-16 was 6.27 percent while Madhya Pradesh scored 12.70 percent.
Surplus Power
Referring to an increase in irrigation in last 10 years, the Chief Minister said that irrigation area has increased to ??40 lakh hectares. In respect of power, Madhya Pradesh has become a power surplus state, he added. He said that power generation capacity will be increased to 22 thousand MW by 2022.
At present, 17 thousand 169 MW power is available. Nearly seven thousand crore subsidy has been given to farmers for power supply. The renewable energy capacity has also increased to 3 thousand 176 MW.
Describing rural development as topmost priority, the Chief Minister said that 5 lakh 40 thousand toilets have been constructed in the current financial year, which is the highest in the country. He said that the candidates participating in the Panchayat Raj elections must have toilet facility. All villages will be linked to all-weather roads in coming three years.
Separate Department for Environment
Listing the forest resources, Shri Chouhan said Kanha Tiger Reserve and Satpura Tiger Reserve have been nationally acclaimed. It is for the first time, collectors of Tenduptta have got payment through e-payment system. He said that separate Department for Environment has been created for effective environment conservation.
Under the Chief Minister Annapurna Yojana, One crore 16 lakh families are getting benefits. Eligible households in urban areas can have subsidized ration from any of Public Distribution Shops. Initially, Bhopal, Indore and Khandwa are having this facility.
The Chief Minister said that companies have been formed in connection with the planned development under Smart City scheme in Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur. Referring to the successful completion of the Mahakumbh Simhasth event at Ujjain, he said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched 51 point Universal Message dedicated to humanity.
2000 new sub-health centers
Realizing the idea of Healthy Madhya Pradesh, Shri Chouhan said that 11 new medical colleges are being established and opening of 2000 new sub health centres has been approved. Under the Lado Abhiyan for preventing child marriages, as many as 82 thousand child marriages have been prevented. Under the Ladli Laxmi Yojana, the benefits have reached out to 23 lakh girls.
As many as 17 thousand beneficiaries entering the sixth standards are getting scholarship of Rs. 2000 each to pursue education.
About expansion of school education, Shri Chouhan informed that the teaching community will get the benefit of sixth pay scale from January 2016.
Department for Micro and Small Enterprises
Talking about Industry sector, Shri Chouhan said that investment to the tune of Rs. 2.5 lakh crore has come to Madhya Pradesh since 2014 Global Investors Summit. A separate Department for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has been set up to encourage micro industries.
Under the Chief Minister Young Entrepreneurs' Scheme, Self-Employment Scheme and Chief Minister Economic Welfare Scheme as many as 72 thousand beneficiaries have got benefits. About 48 thousand micro, small and medium enterprises have been opened with an investment of Rs five thousand crore giving jobs to about two lakh people.
Committed to welfare of SC-ST-OBCs
Reiterating his resolution for development of SCs, STs and OBCs, Shri Chauhan said that as many as 5,500 youth have been benefited under community development training and employment in tribal blocks.
The State Government is committed to protecting the constitutional rights of SC and STs. Referring to concerted efforts towards social justice, the Chief Minister said that as many as 3 lakh 68 thousand 431 poor couples got married under Chief Minister Scheme for Assistance to Poor Daughters' Marriage. Also, nikah of 8 thousand 353 couples were performed under the Nikah Yojna.
Talking about the five national level awards to Madhya Pradesh for tourism promotion, the Chief Minister said that the tourists have increased in number over the years. In order to promote sports, rural sports complexes are being constructed in all assembly segments.
He said that the law and order situation is continuously improving. In order to strengthen the police force, as many as 6250 new posts have been created. All police stations are being computerized.
Shri Chouhan said that a roadmap has been prepared to double the income of farmers. This year, cooperative loans worth Rs. ??15 thousand crore loan will be distributed to farmers. Grants worth Rs. 370 crore will be provided to farmers for having requisite inputs.
He informed that in the interest of tenants and land owners a Bill titled - 'Madhya Pradesh Land Owners and Tenants - Protection of Interests Bill -2016' will be brought in. This will help increase agriculture acreage and production benefiting both land owners and tenants.
Promotion of Horticulture
The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh has 32 percent of country's certified organic farming. This will be increased to 50 per cent. To promote horticulture sector, as many as 600 horticulture clusters will be developed. In coming years, 50 thousand hectares will come under horticultural crops. Under the Prime Minister's Agricultural Irrigation Scheme, 15 thousand hectares will be irrigated.
In next two years, better arrangement for storage of onions will be made. The onions purchased by the Government to compensate the losses to farmers, will now be provided to the poor.
The Chief Minister said that Narmada-Malwa Link Project is going on. It will irrigate 50 thousand hectares. Narmada Irrigation projects will irrigate five lakh 50 thousand hectares.
'Namami Narmade Devi' from November
The Chief Minister said that plantations would be taken up along the banks of river Narmada. In order to keep Narmada pollution-free a massive public campaign 'Namami Devi Narmade' will be launched from November. At least 20 thousand fruit bearing saplings along the banks of the Narmada River will be planted.
Under the Deendayal Antyodaya State Rural Livelihood Mission, as many as 16 lakh 46 thousand poor women are scripting the stories of their social and economic progress. A campaign to distribute land to the needy for housing facility is going on. No needy will remain without housing facility by 2022 he added.
One-third of PDS shops will be allotted in the name of women as far as possible. Each Gram Panchayat will have at least one PDS shop. Under the Prime Minister Ujjawala Scheme, 20 lakh new gas connections will be provided to the poor women by the year end.
He said that under the second phase of Smart City, proposals for Gwalior, Ujjain, Sagar and Satna will be sent. The State Government is planning to form smart cities from its own resources.
Health Communication Centres
In order to increase the accessibility of health facilities in the district hospitals, Health Communication Centres are being set up. Jabalpur will have State Cancer Institute and Gwalior will have Cancer Care Center.
He said that about Rs 436 crore have been sanctioned for 2000 bed super-speciality hospital at medical college in Bhopal. He said that E-blood bank software has been launched and to improve the nutritional status of children, 4305 new Anganwadi centers and 600 mini Anganwadi Centers have been established.
Yoga in Syllabus
Shri Chouhan said that the moral education and Yoga will be included in the school curriculum, which will be made job-oriented.
Chief Minister Scheme for Meritorious Students
Shri Chouhan said that for the meritorious students who could not pursue their studies for economic reasons will no longer suffer as new scheme for their assistance will be launched with a fund of at least Rs. 1,000 crore for the purpose.
Students taking admission in government colleges will be getting smart phones. This year, 3.5 lakh students will get the benefit. Pandit SN Shukla College of Shahdol will have the University status, he added.
Establishing nine new industrial areas
Shri Chouhan said that Indore will have two day 'Global Investors Summit 'on October 22-23 this year. He said that at least nine industrial areas will be established by 2020 on 2600 hectares spending Rs. 2000 crore. Investment over 2 lakh 50 thousand crore has been invested in the state.
About 20 thousand posts of contractual school teachers will be filled in order to improve quality education. Indore, Jabalpur and Bhopal will have 720 seat residential Excellence Schools 'Gurukulm'. Seats in Gyanuday school is being increased to 6 thousand 400 also.
Special courts to address cyber crimes
Describing Madhya Pradesh as ideal state in terms of law and order situation, Shri Chouhan said that special cyber courts will be set up Jabalpur, Bhopal, Indore and Gwalior to address cyber and high-tech crimes. The Dial-100 scheme will have 200 vehicles. The CCTV based security and surveillance systems will be established in fifty new cities.


Better Law and Order is first Condition for Good governance
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 16, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that better law and order is the Pre condition of good governance and Madhya Pradesh Police has proved to be the best in the country for proper implementation of law and order in the state. Activities of naxalites, dacoits and terrorists has been controlled in the state due to the vigilance and dedication by the police force. Lauding role of police in successful organization of Simhasth 2016, he said that police has proved its competency and smartness and has earned respect and honour in the entire world. He thanked police administration for not let any untoward incident happened.
Shri Chouhan was addressing the officers and employees of the police force who are honoured with President Medals for their excellent performance today. It may be highlighted that the Chief Minister always invites police personnel honoured with President Medals along with their families at his residence every year.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan mentioned that relation between the police and public should be always cordial. Police should respect people and people should also give respect to the police. He added that families of the police personnel play an important role for effective discharge of duties by the police personnel. Hence, they should also be thanked. Tradition to honour the dedicated police personnel will be continued.
As regard to the housing, Shri Chouhan said responsibility to build 25 thousand houses has been given to the Police housing Corporation. Efforts are being made to give pace to make houses available for the police personnel.
Shri Chouhan urged that the police personnel should provide good education to their children. No economic hindrance will come in the way of education. He informed that a Mukhya Mantri Meghavi Chhatra Sahayta Yojna is being implemented with a fund of Rs. 1000 crore. Benefit of the scheme can be derived from the next academic session. He extended Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan greetings to the families of police personnel.
CM Shri Chouhan honoured Dr. Sanjay Singh and Dr. Nitesh Dhasmana with Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalaam award for their high level research work. It may be mentioned that the award has been instituted by the police housing corporation in order to honour the children of police personnel for their best performance in research. Under this a sum of Rs. 1 lakh and a citation letter is given.
DGP police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, DGP Jail Shri Vijay Kumar Singh, DGP Home Guards Shri Maithailisharan Gupt, Managing Director of Police Housing Corporation Shri Sanjay Rana and senior police officers were present on the occasion.


National Flag Hoisting at Chief Minister’s Residence
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 15, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan hoisted the National Flag on the occasion of Independence Day at his residence in the morning today.
He extended greetings and good wishes to the officers and employees present on the occasion.
Additional Chief Secretary to CM Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Secretary Shri Hari Ranjan Rao,
Secretary Shri Vivek Agarwal, officers of the CM’s secretariat, officers and employees posted in personal administration of CM besides security staff were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made an announcement to award for personnel engaged in the security of the chief minister on this occasion.


CM Shri Chouhan Performed Pooja at Mahakaal Ujjain
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 15, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Mahakaal Ujjain on last Monday of Shravan Maas and performed pooja.
He prayed for the health of the people of the state and for the development of the State and country.
Shri Chouhan was welcomed at Mahakaal Temple by giving Shawl, Shreephal and picture of Mahakaal.
Former Member of Parliament Dr. Satyanarayan Jatia and MLA Shri Anil Phirojia were present on the occasion.


Madhya Pradesh Will Become No. 1 State in Green Energy
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 13, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh will become number one state in the field of green energy in the country. Various efforts are undertaken by the state government to encourage use and production of renewable energy sources.
Shri Chouhan was addressing the investor community during the road show held at Mumbai today to attract investment in the field of renewable energy sector.
Shri Chouhan said that the state government wants to work as a team with the investors for the fast development and progress of the state. Green energy is the energy of future.. A 750 megawatt solar power plant, the biggest in the world, is being set up in Rewa with an investment of Rs. 4500 crore.
He urged the companies working in the field of green energy to invest in Madhya Pradesh. He said that state has worked excellently in the field of green energy.
Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla said that work done in the field of renewable energy during last few years is historic. He urged the investors to become a partner of the state in the field of green energy.
Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) Shri Harsh Singh, Chairman of the Energy Development Corporation Shri Vijendra Singh Sisodiya and the Chief Secretary Shri Antony D’sa were present on the occasion.
Principal Secretary New and renewable Energy Shri Manu Shrivastava gave a presentation on the works carried out in the field of renewable energy in the state till now.


M.P. to be made Happy State with the Help of Industrial Community
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 13, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh said that Madhya Pradesh is the most investor’s friendly state. The state will be made happy and progressive with the cooperation of the industrial community. New schemes have been implemented in the state to make youths enterprising.
A new scheme to assist talented students in education will be implemented from August 15, he added. Shri Chouhan was addressing the entrepreneurs to explore possibilities for investment in Madhya Pradesh at a seminar held at Mumbai today. The seminar was organized by the Industries Department in cooperation of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
Shri Chouhan deliberated in detail with the prominent industrialists about the investment in the state and invited them to attend the Global Investors Summit schedule to be held at Indore on 22-23 October. Shri Chouhan said that a very effective and transparent single window system has been established in the state to facilitate the investors.
Moreover, Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh is not a sick state now; it has become the most progressive state in the country. Whether it is growth rate or agriculture growth rate, Madhya Pradesh is moving forward in all fronts, he added.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan further said that a land bank has been established to set up industries and all the necessary infrastructure is in place for investment. Water, electricity, land and all the necessary arrangements have been made available for the industry.
Attractive policies have been made and investment has gained pace in the state due to friendly Industrial policy and investment favourable decisions. He added that a Happiness Ministry has been set up in the state. Spiritual peace is also must along with economic development.
Ministry for Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla said that progress of Madhya Pradesh is the talk of the entire country. Industry favourable atmosphere is available in the state. The Chief Secretary Shri Antony D’sa gave a presentation on industrial landscape and policies made in the favour of the investors.
Principal Secretary Industries Shri Mohammed Suleman underlined the possibilities of investment on the occasion. President West zone of CII Shri Sudhir Mehta presented the vote of thanks.


Govt. College to Open at Dhoolkoot of Burhanpur
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 12, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh besides distributing the assistance amount cheques to the beneficiaries has dedicated 3 construction works worth Rs. 1 crore 71 lakh in the tribal majority village Dhoolkoot of Burhanpur district. Shri Chouhan has announced to open government college at Dhoolkoot, two lane road from Aseergarh to Pandalya, construction of Community hall in tribal’s religious site Shiva Baba and upgradation of middle school level hostel to higher secondary school level in the village.
Shri Chouhan said that the state government is providing help to the tribal students for studies in IITs and IIMs. In near future the government will provide help to the poor students of all the sections including tribals for pursuing studies in Higher Education Institutions, he added.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated the new Pre-Metric Boys hostel worth Rs. 87 lakh, Kasturba Gandhi Girls Hostel costing Rs. 57 lakh and Homeopathic Clinic constructed at the cost of Rs. 27 lakh in Dhoolkoot. Shri Chouhan urged villagers to take pledge for cleanliness. Tribal Shri Takal Singh tied turban to honour the chief minister. Another tribal Shri Govind Barde presented bow and arrow to the C.M.
The agriculture department provided spray pumps to the beneficiaries whereas cheque worth Rs. 2 lakh was provided by the Antavyasayi samiti for setting up a tent house business. Gas connections under the Pradhanmantri Ujjawala Yojna, certificates under the Ladli Laxmi Yojna, pre school kit to aagngavadis workers for their laudable performance, forest lease pattas besides financial assistance cheques for construction of house under the Mukhyamantri Awas Mission and financial assistance cheques under the Vatsa- Palan Sahayta Yojna of the animal husbandry department were given to the beneficiaries.
The Member of the Parliament Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Chairman Jila Panchayat Smt. Gayatri Patidar and Mayor Anil Bhonsle were present on the occasion.


MP will be made no 1 state
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 12, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government wants 'collective efforts, inclusive growth'. He said Madhya Pradesh will be made number one state in the country by better implementation of schemes. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing Antoday Mela in village Navara of Khaknar block, Burhanpur district. He distributed different items and benefits worth Rs 8.75 crore to 5000 beneficiaries under different schemes.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that one lakh youths will be provided loan without guarantee every year for providing more and more job opportunities. He said that Madhya Pradesh is in better condition as compared to other states in electricity, road and drinking water availability. Shri Chouhan said that land rights (patta) will be given to rural people for house construction. He said a new bridge will be constructed on Tapti river near Dariyapur.
Rs five crore will be provided for road construction in Nepanagar. Two 50-seater hostels will constructed in Khaknar block headquarters each for scheduled tribe and scheduled caste students. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan handed over LPG connection to five beneficiaries under Ujjawala Yojana as taken.
In the programme, 531 LPG connections, items worth Rs 1.05 crore to 714 beneficiaries, social security pension to 113 pensioners, tractors to 527 beneficiaries under agriculture and horticulture departments schemes, fund for tissue culture and drip irrigation were given away to people.
Shri Chouhan dedicated a pre-metric hostel and government high school building in Mandwa. He also performed bhoomi-pujan for 12 construction works costing Rs 4.22 crore and two school buildings of costing Rs 5.64 crore. Member of Parliament Shri Nandkumar Chouhan also addressed the function. Panchayat representatives were present on the occasion.


Govt. Committed to uplift weaker, poor and proletariat class
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 11, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government would leave no stone unturned to uplift and serve poor people. It is committed to raise standard of life of the poor, the weaker and the proletariat class. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing block level Antyoday Mela in Dimarkhera of Katni district. The Chief Minister distributed different benefits worth Rs 1244 lakh to 56 thousand 776 beneficiaries, after performing bhoomi-pujan of developmental and construction works costing Rs 54 crore.
The Chief Minister announced the opening of college in Dimarkhera from the this month. Further, announcing lift irrigation scheme costing Rs 202 crore in the area, he said that the project will irrigate over 37,000 hectare land. The Chief Minister said that water will reach through pipeline from Bargi canal and irrigation will be carried out through drip method. On villagers' demand he asked district collector to build a playground at appropriate place. The Chief Minister asked to speed up development of industrial area in 1600 hectare in the region, on other public demand. He said lift irrigation scheme will be introduced in Mudwara and Bahoriband.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that each landless person will be given land ownership right to construct house. Total 20 thousand beneficiaries will get 'patta' rights in Dimarkhera. A new scheme is being launched from August 15 to facilitate education to talented children of weaker section. The children will be able to bring name and fame to their family by studying in medical colleges and IIT and contribute to state development as well. Nobody will be allowed to stop the progress of children of poor parents. Along with free books, uniform, scholarship, laptops are being given to students scoring 85 percent plus marks and free smart phone to each college student.
Every child should go to school
Chief Minister called upon public representatives, panchayat representatives and rural people to ensure that every child should go to school. Urging villagers for plantation, Shri Chouhan said that all should take out Tiranga Yatra to spread patriotism. He administered pledge to villagers to contribute in the development.
Children's demand fulfilled
The Chief Minister issued instructions to open a high school in Pipriya on children's demand.
District in-charge minister Shri Gyan Singh, Minister of State for small, micro and medium industries (independent charge) and Social Justice, Higher Education Shri Sanjay Pathak, MLA Moti Kashyap, Shri Sandip Jaiswal were present on the occasion.


Police drive continues against those who drinker drivers
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 11, 2016

The police drive started on August 5 across the state, is underway against those who drink and drive. Recommendations are being made to suspend driving lincences, along with imposing fine and action of issuing challan under the drive, started on the instructions of Minister of Home Affairs Shri Bhupendra Singh.
Total 3286 cases have been registered for driving in inebriated condition in the state. Drivers of 2864 two-wheeler, 187 four-wheeler, one bus, 21 trucks and 84 other vehicles were found in inebriated condition. Penalty to the tune of Rs 6,20, 101 was imposed on the drivers and recommendations were made to suspend licences of 415 drivers.
The zone wise break-up of the cases registered includes 341 cases in Bhopal, 190 cases in Gwalior, 62 cases in Chambal, 1010 cases in Indore, 598 cases in Ujjain, 309 cases in Jabalpur, 221 cases in Balaghat, 125 cases in Sagar, 93 cases in Rewa, 16 cases in Shahdol and 321 cases in Hoshangabad zone.
The police drive will continue on the instructions of the home minister Shri Bhupendra Singh. The minister Shri Singh has issued instructions to immidiatly suspend the licences of those who drink and drive.


PM Shri Modi given Warm Reception at Indore Airport
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 10, 2016

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was given warm reception at Indore Airport today.
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan , Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiyya, Home Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh,
Mayor Smt. Malini Gaur, Chairman M.P. Housing Board Shri Krishnamurari Moghe, Chiarman of Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani ,MLAs Sarvshri Mahendra Hardia, Manoj Patel,
Sushri Usha Thakur, Chairperson Jila Panchayat Sushri Kavita Patidar welcomed the Prime Minister at the airport.
Chief Secretary Shri Antony D’sa, DGP Shri Rrishi Kumar Shukla, Collector Shri P.Narhari, Police Superintendent Shri D. K. Chakrawarthy also welcomed the Prime Minister.


P.M. Shri Narendra Modi for Rebuilding India As Envisioned by Revolutionaries
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 10, 2016

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi exhorted the people to rebuild the nation as envisioned by revolutionaries. Launching the programmeYaad Karo Kurbani from Bhabra in Aalirajpur district - the birth place of Martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad today, he said that India is celebrating 75th year of Quit India Movement and 70 years of India's independence. This is an occasion to remember of martyrdom of revolutionaries, who made supreme sacrifice for the motherland. Shri Modi visited the birth place of Azad and paid tribute to him before addressing a huge public gathering.
Shri Modi said that India's freedom is attributed to supreme sacrifice of patriots. He said that every citizen should take a pledge to realise the vision of revolutionaries. Paying tribute to the great martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad he also remembered Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak. He said that it is a great honour to visit the birth place of Azad at Bhabhra which is like a pilgrimage. This place inspires to work more dedicatedly for the nation.
The Prime Minister said the citizens of free India have got a chance to live for the country and its progress. Citing example of how India is transforming, Shri Modi said that even after 70 years of Independence more than 18 thousand villages could not see electricity. Within a year, more than 50 percent of them are having electricity. He said that though much has been done in last 70 years but expected progress could not be made. He said that every citizen should resolve to work for the country. At least ensures that all children receive education.
Referring to situation in Kashmir, he said that Humanity, the Spirit of Kashmir and Democracy are the three fundamentals. Today Kashmir is enjoying freedom due to the sacrifice of great patriots who made a supreme sacrifice. Kashmir needs to touch the pinnacle of development. The youth need to have jobs. Kashmir will have all the cooperation for development.
Shri Modi appreciated the Jammu and Kashmir Government for smooth conduct of Amarnath pilgrimage saying that Kashmir needs peace, unity and harmony. He exhorted people to make Kashmir heaven on earth saying strongly that Humanity, the Spirit of Kashmir and Democracy would never allowed to be stained and path of democracy would always be pursued. The Prime Minister asked those resorting to weapons instead of books, laptops what have been the gains after sacrifice of the innocent lives. He said that there are some whom development is not tolerable. They prefer the paths leading to destruction. He appreciated the political parties for expressing solidarity on the issue of Kashmir saying that the unique oneness is the real strength of India. He said that this is the right time for India to touch new horizons.
Referring to Tiranga Yatra, Shri Modi said that the Tiranga unites the country and reminds the citizens of the sacrifices made by our martyrs.
Yaad Karo Kurbani will inspire youth - C.M. Shri Chouhan
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the August 9 marks 75th year of the Quit India movement and Kakori Conspiracy. Remembering the great revolutionaries, he said that only one stream is taught in history while the role of revolutinaries is seldom mentioned. He thanked the Prime Minister for launching the Yaad Karo Kurbani in memory of thousands of known and unknown revolutionaries who died for the mother nation. This will fill the spirit of patriotism among the youth. He said that Shri Modi has shown the new path of India's transformation and has inspired the citizens to live for the nation. He said that the places associated with he revolutionaries will be visited during the Tiranga Yatra to pay tribute to them.
Tiranga Yatra Launched
Shri Modi also flagged off Tiranga Yatra comprising 500 tribal youth. Earlier the Prime Minster was welcomed by the Chief Minister who offered him traditional turban. Memento portraying the spirit of freedom was also presented to the Prime Minister.
Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Antar Singh Arya gave a welcome speech. The BJP State president Shri Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan, Minister for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Shri Om Prakash Dhurvey, local MLAs and people in a large number were present. Minister of State for Cooperatives, Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Vishwas Sarang gave a vote of thanks.


Affected Farmers Get Relief for Crops Damaged by Natural Calamity in 2015
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 9, 2016

Natural calamity in 2015 damaged the Kharif Crops. During this period the state government took an important decision to convert Short term loan worth Rs. 5000 crore to Medium term loan. This decision benefitted about 10 lakh farmers.
The decision of the state government, which is always besides farmers in difficult times, is proved beneficial for the farmers.
It is notable that the farmers will not have to pay any interest for the change in the loan term. The medium term loan will be provided on zero percent interest to the affected farmers.
Two years repayment term has been fixed for the farmers whose crop was damaged between 33 to 50 percent. Whereas 3 years repayment term has been fixed for more than 50 percent damaged crop.
The decision has benefited 10 lakh 43 thousand 398 farmers, this include 8,444 of Jabalpur, 9,749 of Katni, 1,101 of Mandla, 11 thousand 69 of Balaghat, 22 thousand 521 of Chhindwara, 31 thousand 265 of Seoni, 5954 of of Narsinghpur, 23 thousand 711 of Sagar, 16 thousand 294 of Damoh, 5,819 of Panna, 9,771 of Tikamgarh, 46 thousand 424 of Chhatarpur,22 thousand 583 of Rewa, 18 thousand 906 of Satna, 3,052 of Sidhi, 2,657 of Singrauli, 9,773 of Shahdol, 5,151 of Anooppur, 5,725 of Umaria, 6,307 of Dindori, 37 thousand 558 of Indore, 24 thousand 279 of Dhar, 14 thousand 180 of Jhabua, 10 thousand 18 of Badwani, 39 thousand 53 of Khandwa, 66 thousand 827 of Sehore, 29 thousand 449 of Raisen, 53 thousand 53 of Vidisha, 39 thousand 71 of Rajgarh, 39 thousand 25 of Betul,13 thousand 315 of Harda, 17 thousand 616 of Hoshangabad, 45 thousand 700 of Ujjain, 39 thousand 413 of Ratlam, 82 thousand 395 of Mandsaur, 44 thousand 596 of Neemuch, 72 thousand 456 of Dewas, 42 thousand 664 of Shajapur, 27 thousand 339 of Agar-Malwa, 2,786 of Gwalior, 6,798 of Shivpuri, 8,995 of Guna, 335 of Datia, 4,274 of Bhind, 145 of Morena, 496 of Sheoprurkalan and 15 thousand 286 of Bhopal.


MP Now Power Surplus State
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 9, 2016

Madhya Pradesh is now one of the few states in the country, where non-agriculture consumers are getting 24-hours power. Ten-hour power supply is being made to agriculture consumers. Madhya Pradesh is now power surplus state.
The supply has registered 64 percent growth in the state in last five years. Total 6380 crore units electricity was supplied to consumers as per demand, last year and that was 12 percent more than the supply record of 2014-15.
In Rabi season alone, over 10,000 MW power was supplied. In the year 2003, the available electricity capacity was only 4673 and it is now 17,169 MW. Roadmap has been prepared for power supply till year 2022. Till this time, the capacity will be 22,513 MW.
The second phase of Shri Singaji Thermal Power Plant, which is super critical technology project of MP Genco with capacity of 2x660 MW, is being developed by L & T Company.
The first phase will be complete in 2018 and second in November 2018, with commissioning. The process is already underway to convert five lakh temporary agriculture pump connections into permanent ones.
Remarkable achievement in field of renewable energy
The state has registered remarkable achievement in the field of renewable energy. The sector has recorded growth of 2670 MW in last three years. Now, total capacity is 3107 MW in renewable energy in Madhya Pradesh.
Last year, projects of 1580 MW capacity were installed in renewable energy sector and that was the highest one and one fourth of total capacity in renewable energy in the country. Solar plants of 750 MW capacity are being installed in Rewa district. The work is on. The power from the plants will be provided to state as well as for Delhi metro.


My Every Breath dedicated to Citizens’ Welfare and Development of State
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 8, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he is committed towards welfare and happiness of the citizens of Madhya Pradesh till his last breath. I have been working continuously since the last 11 years as a Sevak of the public. He further added that people should also come forward for the welfare of the state. There is no difference between a girl or a boy child and we must pay attention towards the education of the children. Besides, he mentioned that we should undertake plantations and should become an important part of Swachchta Abhiyan of the Prime Minister. CM Shri Chouhan expressed his views during the block level Antodaya Mela at Janpad Mukhlaya Kotma of Anooppur district today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that youths should not be worried about the jobs, insteadthey become entrepreneurs and provide employment to others. An initiative has been taken to establish new industrial area in Kadamtola of Anooppur district in this regard. A sum of Rs. 229 lakh has been approved for the same. He said that a loan of Rs. 10 to 50 lakh is given to set up an industry under the Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojna and similarly a loan of Rs. 10 lakh to 10 crore is provided to the youths under the Yuva Udhyami Yojna under the state government’s guarantee. Also, training and guidance are provided to them.
Shri Chouhan mentioned that free books, cycles, uniforms, hostel facilities and scholarships are provided to the children. Benefit under the Gaon ki beti Yojan is provided on scoring 60 percent marks in higher secondary examination, laptop to the students securing over 85 percent marks and smart phone is given to the students pursuing college studies.
Moreover, a scheme will be implemented from August 15 to bear all the education expenses of the meritorious students of poor section getting enrolled in the esteemed medical and engineering institutions. Students of all the sections of the society will be benefitted under the scheme. He said that several scheme have been started for the empowerment of the women in the state. 50 percent reservation in urban bodies, 33 percent reservation in the government jobs excluding forest and 50 percent reservation in teachers appointments have been made in the state.
Shri Chouhan said that mahayagya for the welfare of the farmers will be continued. Facilities of agriculture loans on zero percent, subsidy on farm equipments, expansion of irrigation facilities, purchase of farmers’ produce by the government, crop insurance and others are being provided to the farmers. He directed the district officials to redress the public grievances making 15-20 clusters through Lok Kalyan camps. Shri Chouhan also directed the commissioner Shadol division to prepare and implement a new model for the wages under the MGREGA.
Slew of development schemes for Kotma
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made announcement as regard to construction of houses worth Rs. 40 crore for poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas yojna and arrangement for drainage system in Kotma town. Further, announcement for conducting PG classes in Kotma College from the next session was made on the occasion.
Benefit certificates worth 15 crore 14 lakh distributed
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also distributed the benefit certificates worth Rs. 15 crore 14 lakh to 10 thousand 684 beneficiaries on the occasion.


Not King, I am Sevak of Citizens: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 8, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that I am not a King I am a Sevak of the citizens. I am visiting villages to apprised myself about grievances of the people and its redressal. I will become part of their pain and happiness and will give new dimension to the development of the state. It has been decided by the state government that every individual born in Madhya Pradesh must have their own home and a piece of a land. The government is making efforts in this direction.
Shri Chouhan further added that a special campaign is being implemented to provide permanent lease to the people of poor and weaker section who have built houses on the government land and living there since last so many years. Also, Vanadhikaar Pattas are being distributed in Madhya Pradesh. Regular efforts are being taken in the direction to develop infrastructure besides expansion of trade & business and industrial development in the state. He said that all the citizens should come forward to contribute and cooperate in the development. Also, all possible help will be provided for the development of Jaithari Nagar panchayat.
Priority to bring Happiness and Change in the life of Citizens
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that it is his priority to bring change and happiness in the life of the people. The poor and weaker section of the society will taste happiness in the state and they also march towards the progress and development by being aware. The state government is providing food grains at the rate of Re. 1 per k.g. to the people belonging to the poor and weaker section of the society.
Shri Chouhan Given Many Sops in “Jan Darshan”
Shri Chouhan participated in Jan Darshan in various villages in Anooppur district on Saturday. Warm reception was given to Shri Chouhan by the villagers. Around 25 villages were covered by Shri Chouhan under the Jan Darshan programme. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made announcement about construction of bridge at Cholna – Pador road, community bhavan in village Cholna.
He directed to examine lift irrigation scheme and possibility of construction of irrigation dam on Gujar Nala. During his visit to village Pondi-Chondi, he made announcement regarding construction of Pondi-Chondi- Shikarpur road and additional classroom in the school. He further instructed the officials for organizing a public welfare camp to add name of people in the BPL list. Shri Chouhan also announced establishment of ITI training center in village Badra besides conducting of block offices in village Badra.


Development and Mainstreaming of Poor Families Is Govt.s Top Priority - C.M.Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 6, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that it is the top priority of the government to bring into the mainstream all those who have remained deprived of economic development. He said that no one will remain deprived. Shri Chouhan was laying foundation of sanctioned development works worth Rs. 35 crore 45 lakh in Umaria today.
The Chief Minister said that Rs 50 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of housing units for at least 500 poor families in Umaria. He said that over 42 thousand poor families occupying lands for years have been made land owner by giving them land lease.
The next step is to facilitate them from well-constructed houses. He announced to construct fully equipped Town Hall at Umaria and stadium at Loharganj. Further, he added that the upgradtion of Graduation College to P.G. College will be done in the next academic session.
The Chief Minister urged the tribal families to ensure that their children are educated and the youth take advantage of a number of schemes launched for them. They can start their own business taking multiple benefits.
The Chief Minister said that Krishi Upaj Mandi will have to leave possession in favour of the poor families on such pieces of land occupied by them for long.
Minister in-charge for Umaria district Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Minister for SC and ST Welfare Shri Gyan Singh were present.
Barbspur To Be sub-tehsil
The Chief Minister addressing a public gathering at Barbaspur said that it will soon become sub tehsil and Saraswahi will have a higher secondary school from the next academic session.
The Chief Minister said that 191 tribal families of Barbspur will be given the land ownership titles. He distributed land titles to Shri Premlal, Ram Lal Babu, Sukku, Tillu. Shri Chouhan honoured the family of BSF Jawan Satyendra Singh who laid his life for the nation.


Shahdol To Have Best University of Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 6, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that best University of Madhya Pradesh will be made in Shahdol Division. High level laboratory, library, stadium and sports facilities will be developed in the university. CM Shri Chouhan said this while distributing smart phone to the students in Shahdol, today. He also gave lap top to the girl student Kajal Soni and Ankit Verma who secured positions in the merit list of class 12.
Shri Chouhan said that fees of the talented children will be borne by the state government. He laid foundation stone of Engineering College being built with a cost of Rs. 34 crore in Chhatwai gram panchayat of Suhagpur block of Shahdol district. He further mentioned that now many students of this tribal belt will get a chance for higher studies.
CM Shri Chouhan visits many villages under Jan Darshan
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan visited many villages of Shahdol district under the Jan Darshan programme, today. While listening to the grievances of the villagers, Shri Chouhan advised villagers to plant trees in the agriculture field and construction of toilet at home. He said that now pension will be distributed in gram pancahyat bhavan among the beneficiaries on 10th of every month. He directed the officials to pay a sum of Rs. 1 lakh as an economic assistance to the tribal woman Pratima Baiga whose son died young. On the occasion, villagers apprised Shri Chouhan about electricity and other problems. He directed the Commissioner and the District Collector to coordinate as regard to remaining wages under MGNRGA.
Shri Chouhan reviewed the progress of the government schemes implemented in Shahdol during the meeting with the officers. He instructed the officials to conduct a special drive regarding permanent lease to the villagers who are in possession of government land since long. He also visited other villages around Gram Khatoli. He directed the officials to hold public grievances redressal camp on August 7 at Khatoli.
Dedication of Gohparu Tahsil Bhavan
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated the new constructed building of tahsil bhavan in Gohparu today. He also advised the officials to perform their duties with utmost dedication. The programme was also addressed by Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya, Minister Incharge Shri Rajendra Shukla, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah. The chairperson SC-ST Commission Shri Narendra Maravi, MLA Smt. Pramila Singh and former Minister and MLA Shri Jaisingh Maravi were present on the occasion.


Patta to land holders
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 4, 2016

Cash payment of social security pension under 'Apki Pension, Apke Dwar' Yojana
CM Shri Chouhan participates in Antodaya Mela and Jandarshan programme at Damheri in Anuppur

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that land holders occupying land upto december 2006 will be given 'patta'. Social Security Pension amount will be paid in cash under 'Apki Pension, Apke Dwar' Yojana. He said, government servants will be terminated from the job, if they snatch other's rights and are indulged in corruption.
Shri Chouhan was addressing Antoday Mela and Jandarshan progamme in Damheri village of Anuppur district today.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that land under possession of forest dwellers will not be taken back. Instead, they will be provided financial assistance for construction of house with patta. He said the Government will also provide patta to those who are holding land upto december 2006. The chief minister said, 2.16 lakh people have been provided patta so far.
The Chief Minister said that, pension under 'Apki Pension, Apke Dwar' scheme will be paid every month. Mobile banking facility will be launched for it. This facility will start from August 10 in Anuppur district. He said, rules related with payment under MANREGA, Social Security Pension and others will be simplified.
Chief Minister said camps will be held for resolving of pending cases in banks under self employment scheme. Intensive plantation drive will begin along the sides of Narmada river in November under Namami Devi Narmada programme. It will be started from Amarkantak.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked government staff to ensure benefits of the government schemes to public. No dereliction will be tolerated in this regard. Stringent punishment will be given in case of any irregularity in Rupee One kg Ration scheme to poorer. The Chief Minister distributed benefits worth Rs 23 crore 30 lakh to 2100 beneficiaries.


C.M. Shri Chouhan Releases Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojana Guide
Bhopal:MMNN: Aug. 4, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan released a mini guide of Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojana at Mantralaya Minister of State for Cooperatives (independent charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang was also present.
MOS Shri Vishwas Sarang informed that Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Bank has compiled all the pilot points for sucessful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and published as a guide for easy access to the employees of co-operative banks and primary agriculture co-operative societies.


Give Serious Note to Public Grievances Redressal
Bhopal:MMNN: August 3, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that public grievances should be redressed with the utmost seriousness. In case of receipt of any kind of irregularities, a strict action will be taken against the irresponsible government servants. He was deliberating with the officers in the programme Samadhan online, today. CM Shri Chouhan gave instructions as regard to the suspension of the present District Collector of Katni Shri Prakash Jangre, 3 Deputy Director of the agriculture department posted at Seoni district since 2010 namely Shri K.S. Tekamm Shri S.K.Dhurve and Shri P.D.Sarathe for not giving serious note to the public grievances. Also, in the series, the Municipal Commissioner of Ratlam Shri Somnath Jharia has been transferred with immediate effect.
The Minister for Panchayat and Gramin Vikas Shri Gopal Bhargava, Minister for Forest Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Public Health and Family Wealfare Minister Shri Rustam Singh,Minister for Animal husbandry Shri Antar Singh Arya, Minister for School Education Shri Kunwar Vijay Shah,Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta, Minister of state for technical Education and skill development Shri Deepak Joshi, Minister of state for co-operative Shri Vishwas Sarang and Chief Secretary Shri Antony D'sa and Principal Secretaries of the concerned departments were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed the redressal of the complaints received in samadhan online and enquired about the efforts made for the redressal of the grievances. He further mentioned that he is unhappy with the present position of redressal system and effective measures should be adopted in the cases. If there is any need to change the system, steps should be taken to correct the same. He also showed unhappiness towards the delay in pension distribution under the social security scheme and delay of wages under the MGNREGA . He said that the arrangements of advance technology, FTO direct bank transfer are for the help of the poor, if it is proving obstacle to provide the rights to the poor, efforts should be made to change them. Shri Chouhan directed the officers to studies the new initiatives undertaken in Shahdol for pension distribution.
Shri Chouhan said that corruption will not be tolerated at any cost and officers should take strict action in such cases. Criminal cases should be filed against the culprits. The officers of the concerned departments will be held responsible if no action is taken at the district level. He also advised the officers to do continuous inspection and use their rights for the benefit of the people. Shri Chouhan also directed the officers to monitor the seasonal diseases and arrangements of drinking water.
The CM Shri Chouhan emphasized to bring the transparency in the administrative arrangements. He instructs the officers to hold regular direct dialogues, besides gave instruction as regard to distribution of the benefits among the beneficiaries of various schemes. Shri Chouhan mentioned to ensure participation of Minister Incharge, MP, MLA in the programmes. He said clearly to the DG Police and superintendent of Police to move the incapable officers from the field who are not capable of restoring Law and Order. 13 grievances of the applicants of verious districts were redressed during samadhan online.


CM Shri Chouhan for bearing educational expenses of talented girls
Bhopal:MMNN: August 3, 2016

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government will bear all educational expenses of talented daughters on taking admisssion in medical, engineering courses or joining IIT or IIM like institutions if their parents are not income tax payee.There would be 33 percent reservation for girls in government jobs he added.
Shri Chouhan was distributing the maiden Ladli Laxmi Scholarship to eligible daughters who have joined sixth standard.
Minister for Women and Child Development Smt Archana Chitnis presided over the function at CM House here today.
Forest Minister Dr. Gauri Shankar Shejwar , School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Agriculture Minister Shri Gauri Shankar Bisen, Minister of State for Tribal Welfare Shri Gyan Singh, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Smt Lalita Yadav, Former Chief Minister Shri Kailash Joshi, Minister of state for Renewable Energy Shri Harsh Singh and parents of Ladli Laxmi were present.
The Chief Minister said that a long cherished dream has come true today. Today accounts of Ladli Laxmi beneficiaries have Rs 6900 crore. They will get Rs 27 thousand 640 crore when they turn 21 years of age. He said that a number of schemes have been launched for advancement of girls. They are coming forward in all fields. He said that the nation will march faster when girls assume leading positions in society.
The state government will support them on every front. He urged them to participate in PM's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao drive. He said that the Ladli Laxmi Yojana has brought fame to Madhya Pradesh in the world.
Smt. Archana Chitnis said that the Ladli Laxmi Yojana has received an overwhelming response from across the nation. The situation has changed today. Girl child is welcome in families.
Minister for School Education Shri Vijay Shah stressed on discharging collective responsibility to ensure that no student is dropped out of school. Minister of State for Women and Child Development Smt. Lalita Yadav said that maximum benefits will be ensured to the deserving women under Department's innovative programmes.
The Chief Minister released a brochure on nutrition drive. He also distributed seeds and plants of drumpipes. He visited an exhibition on the subject. Principal Secretary Women and Child Department Shri J N Kansotia gave a welcome speech. Commissioner Women and Child Development Smt. Pushplata Singh, Commissioner Women's Empowerment Smt. Jayshree Kiyawat were present.


Hospital will give a new identity to Vindhya – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: August 2, 2016

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said that the super specialty hospital being opened in Vindhya will give a new identity to the region and people of Rewa, Shahdol and bordering areas of Uttar Pradesh will get quality health care services. He said that providing better health services was the commitment of his government which was also making efforts to provide medicines to cancer patients free of cost. Chief Minister participated in foundation laying ceremony of super specialty hospital through Tele conferencing. Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Phaggan Singh Kulaste and States Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla were also present.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that specialist doctors and latest health facilities would be available at the super specialty hospital which will prove to be a milestone. Rewa was fast moving towards becoming a MAHANAGAR. Vindhya is full of resources. Now people of Vindhya will not be allowed to remain in poverty. Water from Bargi will also be provided soon in the region. Chouhan hoped that if people and the government will work in tandem for the development and success of people welfare schemes, the day was not far off when Rewa would be included in the best cities of the World. He also took a pledge from the people that they will work in tandem with the government.
The Chief Minister said that it was necessary for an educated and developed Madhya Pradesh that every child goes to school. School going children are being provided free books and scholarships. Soon cycles will also be provided to them. The government was preparing a scheme so that no child is devoid of education because of inability to pay school fees. He said that Girl child is the future of state and congratulated for an increased number of girl child taking birth in Rewa hospital. He also congratulated for effective implementation of PNBT Act in the district.
Chouhan said that he waited for two hours at the state hanger for weather clearance to fly to Rewa before deciding to participate in the function through tele-conferencing so that the hospital construction work was not delayed.
Union Minister Shri Kulaste said that the super specialty hospital would be on the lines of super specialty model of AIIMS so that the people of Vindhya get latest and quality life saving health care. He said that the Union government was making efforts to provide best health services under National health mission. He said super specialty hospitals would also be opened in Gwalior and Jabalpur Medical colleges at the cost of Rs. 150 crore each.
Minister Shri Shukla said that better health facilities would be available through the upcoming hospital and people will not have to go out for treatment of critically ill patients.
While HSDC Director Shri SK Jain delivered the welcome address, Health Education Commissioner Dr. GS Patel proposed a vote of thanks. Rewa MP Shri Janardan Mishra, MLA Shri Narayan Tripathi, Shrimati Sheela Tyagi and Mayor Mrs.. Mamta Gupta and a large number of people were present on the occasion. distribution of the balance of the relief amount of Rs. 18 crores 28 lakhs have been given by Shri Vishwas Sarang to the officials, which is pending due to various reasons.


Infrastructure development underway in 20 new industrial areas in State
Bhopal:MMNN: August 2, 2016

Infrastructure development is underway in 20 new industrial areas for promotion of industries in the State, under seven Aaudyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam (AKVN). A total of Rs 600 crore will be spent on infrastructure works like water, electricity supply and approach roads in these areas.
One thousand hectare land will be developed in the selected 20 new industrial areas. Around 1000 plots are being developed there. The works are in progress in AKVN, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Rewa and Sagar.
In all, 894 hectare land was developed last year in ten industrial areas by AKVNs. This year, 1998 plots were developed for industries by spending Rs 520 crore on infrastructure. In the year 2014-15, total 603 plots were developed in six industrial areas by spending Rs 350 crore on infrastructure.


More than Rs. 1957 crores deposited in Bank accounts of Drought affected Farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: August 1, 2016

A sum of Rs. 1957 crores has been deposited as a drought relief in the bank accounts of the farmers through co-operative banks in 32 districts of the State. The Minister of State for Co-Operatives (Independent charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang has informed in this regard.
Shri Vishwas Sarang also informed that a sum of Rs. 1975 crores 76 lakhs has been provided by the State Government to the State Co-operative banks and societies for the affected farmers and a sum of Rs. 1957 crores 15 lakhs has been distributed. Also, distribution work has been carried out on war footing.
It is to be noted that 22 crores 65 lakhs in Katni, 21 lakhs in Balaghat, 64 crores 65 lakhs in Seoni, 14 crores in Narsinghpur, 130 crores 36 lakhs in in Sagar, 119 crores 65 lakhs in Damoh, 49 Crores in 86 lakhs in Panna, 115 crores 18 lakhs in Chhhatarpur have been deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers. Also, 44 crores 64 lakhs in Tikamgarh, 37 crores 76 lakhs in Rewa, 115 crores 92 lakhs in Satna, 89 lakhs in Sidhi, 35 crores 75 lakhs in Jhabua, 35 crores 78 lakhs in Alirajpur, 55 crores 48 lakhs in in Khargone, 10 crores 99 lakhs in Ujjain, 102 crores in Neemuch, 221 crores 7 lakhs in Dewas, 187 crores 96 lakhs in in Shajapuri, 108 crores 46 lakhs in in Agar- Malwa, 45 lakhs in Gwalior, 54 crores 51 lakhs in Shivpuri, 29 crores in 27 lakhs in Guna, 83 lakhs in Ashoknagar, 8 crores 70 lakhs in Morena, 74 crores 91 lakhs in Bhopal, 13 crores 54 lakhs in Sehore, 24 crores 28 lakhs in Raisen, 263 crores 88 lakhs in Vidisha, 12 crores 9 lakh in Rajgarh, 1 crore 37 lakhs in Betul and 9 lakhs in Hoshangabad have been deposited in the bank accounts of the affected farmers.
Instructions as regard to immediate distribution of the balance of the relief amount of Rs. 18 crores 28 lakhs have been given by Shri Vishwas Sarang to the officials, which is pending due to various reasons.


DR. Narottam Mishra reaches Datia to review arrangements
Bhopal:MMNN: August 1, 2016

Dr. Narottam Mishra, the Minister for Public Relations,
Water Resources and Legislative Affairs reached Datia today.
He reviewed the arrangements being made for Paarthiv Shivling Nirmaan Anushtaan programme,
which will be held in Datia Stadium from 5 to August 11, 2016.


 
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