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Change obtuse mentality towards Hindi
Bhopal:MMNN: April 18, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed the need to change the obtuse mentality towards Hindi. He called upon people to end the slave mentality of 'Knowledge of English is the symbol of excellence'. An environment that makes one feel proud to work in Hindi should be created. Shri Chouhan was addressing the first convocation ceremony of the Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya. At the convocation ceremony, 126 students were awarded the titles of Vidya Nidhi Snatakottar and Snatak Pratishtha. Besides, 156 students were given certificates, diploma and Post Graduate Diploma.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that personal language is the basis of all progress. The first Hindi University named after the country's great Hindi scholar has been established in the state. This is a matter of pride. He said that all the needs of the university will be fulfilled. Efforts to affiliate the Hindi University with Medical, Engineering and other universities will be made. He urged experts from all over the state and country for guidance and support to bring the Hindi University in the category of best university.
Shri Chouhan said that Indian knowledge, tradition and science is unique. When the civilization had not come into existence in the modern countries of the world, their residents would cover their bodies with leaves and barks of trees, at that time Indian rishi-munis were creating the sholakas of the Vedas. There were universities like Nalanda and Takshashila where learned people would come to study from all over the world. He said that only Bharatiya Gyandarshan which hopes for mutual harmony and global welfare, can show the path to peace to cure the society suffering from the fire of materialism. He said that the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Chaatra Protsahan Yojana has been implemented so that the shortfall of resources should not come in the way of development of talents. Under this Yojana, the government will bear the expenses of higher education of students in medical, engineering, science, arts and law fields. He said that children belonging to any caste, creed, religion or community without any discrimination will be benefitted under the yojana. Shri Chouhan said that the slogan "Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha" is only in India.
The Chief Minister awarded the "Atal Gold Medal" to Kumari Swechcha Mishra for having acquired the highest marks in all examinations in 2014-15 and 2015-16. He also awarded the "Late Shri Motilal Gangadevi Cheepa Gold Medal" to Shri Nityanand Tiwari.
The Chief Minister released the CD of development works in the University and souveneir Diksha, Atal Samvad, Bharatiya Gyan Parampara Pustak, Simhastha-2016 survey and Bhartiya Brahma Vigyan. He also awarded the first title of the University to Swami Govind Dev Giri for his contribution in Bhartiya Gyan Parampara.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma said that an effort has been made to re-establish culture through the university. He said that if Hindi ends, so will culture and if culture ends, the country cannot be saved.
Narmada Seva Inauguration on May 15 at Amarkantak amidst Prime Minister and Sants
Bhopal:MMNN: April 18, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a grand programme will be organized for the completion of Narmada Seva Yatra and the inauguration of Narmada Seva on May 15 at Amarkantak. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and sadhus will also take part in it. He said that an inscription will be written to preserve the memories of this historic yatra besides a tour gallery will also be made.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a meeting today for the preparations of the inauguration of Narmada Seva work. On the occasion he said that participation of Narmada Seva Samitis and villages along the banks of the Narmada will be ascertained. Narmada Seva work will be started with the blessings of sants.
The Chief Minister said that a massive tree plantation will be carried out on the banks of Narmada on July 2. A website will be made to ensure participation of all classes in which people will get registered. He said that the horticulture and forest will be nodal departments for planting of fruit-bearing saplings in the farmers' fields and tree plantation in forest land respectively.
Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar and different Corporation-Boards president and office-bearers, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri S.K. Mishra were also present.
Far-Reaching Results will be Obtained from Seva Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: April 17, 2017
"Namami Devi Narmade" seva yatra has become a large public movement. Intellectuals of National and International level beside personalities of different fields are taking part in the yatra. Seva yatra will fetch far reaching results. Minister for Health Shri Rustam Singh expressed these views in Jan-Samvad held during seva yatra at Jabalpur.
Minister Shri Singh mentioned that the yatra is such a unique campaign of the world which will fetch far reaching results. Agriculture fields are getting electricity, water and large population of the state is getting potable water from Narmada river. He further said that we should undertake such a work which should be remembered by the coming generations.
Chairman Gou-Sanvardhan Board Mahamandaleshwar Swami Akhileshwaranand stated that Narmada Seva yatra becoming a large public movement is affecting other areas also beyond the boundaries of the state. Krishnanand Maharaj said that rivers are like our mothers. He laid emphasis on plantation on the banks of rivers. Swami Raghavacharya mentioned that pureness and piousness of rivers are must to make India Jagat Guru. MLA Shri Ashok Rohani expressed gratitude towards the sants, sadhus and seva yatris. State Coordinator of Yatra Dr. Jitendra Jamdar and Vice President of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey were present on the occasion. Swami Krishnanand Maharaj informed regarding publication of 50 thousand copies of special issue on Narmada of Sadguru Times to be distributed free to the people. Minister Shri Rustam Singh and other guests performed Narmada Aarti.
Muslim Brothers Accord Grand Welcome to Narmada Seva Yatra at Jabalpur
Bhopal:MMNN: April 17, 2017
Narmada Seva Yatra started from Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University of Jabalpur city reached Sindhi Dharmshala on its 119th day covering Birsamunda Chowk, Raddi Chowk, Ghamapur, Belwas and Ghantaghar.
A grand welcome was accorded to the yatra by Astha Brahman Mahasabha, Maa Narmada Ramayan Mandal besides Muslims brothers of Shaheed Abdul Hameed Mandal.
Flowers were showered on flag and kalash of Narmada Yatra. Muslims brothers holding flag and keeping kalash on heads participated in the yatra. Also refreshment arrangements were made by the members of Muslim community for seva yatris.
Mohammad Saeed, Rasheed, Naseem, Shareef, Karimullah Ansari and other members of the community urged for full cooperation in plantation and to maintain cleanliness on the banks of River Narmada.
Work Plan to be made for Narmada Seva: Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: April 12, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reviewed preparations for Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's proposed Amarkantak Yatra on May 11 for Narmada Seva Yatra conclusion and Narmada Seva inaugural programme.
Shri Chouhan reviewed the essential preparations for the Prime Minister's arrival, departure, stage arrangement, cultural programme and participation of Narmada Sevaks. He fixed the responsibilities of different departments including Public Relations, Public Works, Urban Development, Jan Abhiyan Parishad, Narmada Valley Development etc. He issued instructions to prepare a future work plan for Narmada Seva inauguration for which a national workshop will be organised and experts' thoughts will be included.
Shri Chouhan issued instructions to ensure arrangements for drinking water for the Narmada Sevaks, well-wishers and yatris who will participate in the Narmada Seva inauguration. He discussed topics including participation of gram panchayats on the Narmada banks, invitations to special guests, honouring Narmada Seva Yatris etc. and issued necessary instructions.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julania, Additional Chief Secretary Forests Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary General Administration Smt. Seema Sharma, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal, Public Relations Commissioner Shri Anupam Rajan and Secretary Shri Vivek Agarwal were also present.
Mukundpur White Tiger Safari to be made world's best safari
Bhopal:MMNN: April 12, 2017
White Tiger is the pride of Vindhya. With the Mukundpur White Tiger Safari, the pride of Vindhya has returned. This Safari will be made the world's best Tiger Safari. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said this while touring round the Maharaja Martand Singh Judeo White Tiger Safari Mukundpur. He was accompanied by his wife Sadhna Singh, Commerce-Industry and Mineral Resources Minister Rajendra Shukla and his wife Sunita Shukla.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh government will leave no stone unturned in making the Mukundpur White Tiger Safari one of the best in the world. A high-level meeting has been called next week in Bhopal in which all decisions in this connection will be taken. Fund flow for the Safari and Zoo will be ensured at all levels. Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla said that the White Tiger Safari will be given shape as per the work plan and imagination.
Chief Minister enjoyed a tour round the Mukundpur White Tiger Safari and Zoo Rescue Centre with family. Talking about the history of White Tiger in Rewa, the Chief Minister said that the white tigers at various places are all from the clan of white tiger 'Mohan' of Vindhya region. Mohan was captured by Maharaja Martand Singh Judeo in the jungles of Vindhya. By bringing back the White Tiger to Vindhya after a long gap, Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla has done a commendable job.
The Chief Minister said that he was happy to know that foreign tourists were becoming more inclined towards the safari and they had even visited the safari to see the White Tiger. He issued instructions that proper care should be taken of the White Tiger, Bengal Tiger and other wild animals. He said that efforts should be made so that the number of White Tigers multiplies in the supervision of the experts. Mukundpur region is a natural habitat for white tigers as the climate here suits them. The Chief Minister expressed happiness on seeing White Tigress Vindhya, Bengal Tiger and other wild animals.
During his tour round the safari, the Chief Minister took information about the implementation of the measures taken to tackle the floods during the rainy season last year. He said that efforts to save Rewa residents from floods should be paced up. Industry Minister Shri Shukla, Divisional Commissioner Shri S.K. Paul and Collector Shri Rahul Jain apprised the Chief Minister with the efforts and works undertaken so far to tackle floods.
Next year will see how much work is done in Narmada banks: Yatri
Bhopal:MMNN: April 11, 2017
Sehore resident Shri Sardar Singh, a "Namami Devi Narmade"- Seva Yatri who is travelling on his bicycle continuously since December 11, 2016 from Amarkantak says that he would go to the different ghats of Narmada next year to see how much work has been done. He will inform Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan about the works undertaken on the ghats.
Shri Singh said that he had complete faith in the people living along the banks of the river Narmada that they would definitely fulfill the resolve they have taken. If saplings are not planted and cleanliness work is not done and maintained even now, then it would be impossible to save Narmada.
'Nirmal Narmada Bahe Sarvada'
The other yatris along with Shri Sardar Singh said that the dirty water flowing from the city drains into Maa Narmada must be stopped. He said that at several places, the water is so dirty that one cannot even dare to take a sip or rinse one's mouth with the water. Raising the slogan of 'Nirmal Narmada, Bahe Sarvada,' they said unanimously that the efforts of the Chief Minister will help fulfil the objectivity. Earlier, Shri Sardar Singh has travelled to Vaishno Devi, Kangda, Naina Devi and other pilgrim spots by his bicycle.
The 115th day of "Namami Devi Narmade" -Seva Yatra began with the aarti of Maa Narmada at Belkheda village in Jabalpur district.
State Treasury to go Paperless with New Software
Bhopal:MMNN: April 11, 2017
The State Treasury is going to be paperless with the installation of the new software I.F.M.I.S. With the Treasury becoming paperless, the bills will now be presented by the drawing and disbursement officers to the Treasury online. All important approvals related to the bills will be sent online through login. In the new system the employee will have to login with his own password through his employee code and apply online for service manual, approvals for all kinds of leave, G.P.F, D.P.F. advance withdrawal, educational qualification, caste and other personal information. The approval will be granted by the concerned officer also through login password.
State government has to pay 7th payscale to the officers and employees for which salary fixation is must. It is being said that the office head has to upload service Books of all officers and employees online under I.F.M.I.S. It must be ensured that all information has to be mandatorily sent to the Divisional Joint Director Treasury and Accounts by April 15, 2017. After this, the information of salary fixation will be sent to the concerned online.
Finance Department has directed that for any problem that arises and any query concerning IFMIS working process, one can contact on Help Desk no. 18001028244. The instructions are that all government offices should ensure comparison of actual number of employees with the number of posts before salary disbursement. For any discrepancy, the Treasury can be contacted. All correspondence in this regard under IFMIS should be sent to email@example.com.
Grand Programme on Baba Ambedkar's 126th Birth Anniversary
Bhopal:MMNN: April 10, 2017
A grand programme would be organized at Ambedkar Nagar Mhow on the 126th birth anniversary of Constitution maker Baba Saheb Ambedkar on coming April 14. Like every year, this year also the state government would be organizing Ambedkar Mahakumbh at Baba Saheb Ambedkar's birthplace Mhow. The "Gramoday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan" would also be inaugurated in this programme. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today took a review meeting for the preparations. Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh was also present at the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that all the preparations for the programme should be completed well in time. Special attention should be paid to the facilities to be provided devotees who are expected to reach Mhow on Baba Saheb's birth anniversary celebrations. Food and housing arrangements should be made for the devotees. Arrangement for additional buses for devotees from Khandwa to Mhow should be made. Swagat Kendra should be made for the assistance of devotees at Khandwa railway station. All essential arrangements including adequate security should be made at Ambedkar Memorial.
Assistance of voluntary organizations and citizens should be sought for the arrangements.
The main programme would be followed by the Harmony Lunch. Devotees in a large number from the state and outside will take part in the grand programme.
Additional Chief Secretary Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal, Principal Secretary Scheduled Caste Development Smt. Deepali Rastogi, Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Society Chairman Shri Bhante Sanghasheel, Divisional Commissioner Indore Shri Sanjay Dubey, Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Vivek Agrawal, Collector Indore Shri P. Narhari and local committee office-bearers were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan takes part in Mahaarti at Amoda Village
Bhopal:MMNN: April 10, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan took part in the puja-archana and mahaarti of Maa Narmada late Sunday night along with Jagatguru Shankaracharya Shri Swaroopanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj at Amoda on the banks of Narmada near Neemkheda-Heerapur in Narsinghpur district during the Namami Devi Narmade - Seva Yatra. The Chief Minister was accompanied by his wife Smt. Sadhna Singh. On the occasion the Narmadashtak was read out.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister in charge Shri Rampal Singh, MP Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh, Satna MP Shri Ganesh Singh, Chairman of State Women's Commission Smt. Lata Wankhede, Shri Akhileshwaranand, Sadhvi Pragya Bharti, Madhya Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Shri Shiv Choubey, Narisnghpur district MLA Shri Jalam Singh Patel, Shri Govind Singh Patel, Shri Sanjay Sharma, Dr. Kailash Jatav, Former Vice-President of Apex Bank Shri Kailash Soni, District Panchayat President Shri Sandeep Patel and Vice-President Smt. Sheeladevi Thakur, President of Cooperative Bank Shri Veerendra Faujdar, State Vice-President of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Former MLA Shri Shekhar Choudhary, Shri Bhaiyyaram Patel and Shri Hakam Singh Chadhaar. Shri Raja Kaushalendra Singh Judeo, Swami Aishwaryanand Saraswati Ji Bhuvaneshwar, Swami Balak Das Ji Maharaj, Sadhus and a large number of devotees were present on the occasion.
Narmada Seva Yatra Reaches Narsinghpur District
Bhopal:MMNN: April 6, 2017
"Namami Devi Narmade" Seva Yatra started with an objective to conserve the lifeline, Maa Narmada reached at the shore of Sindur river near village Hirapur of Chanwarpatha block-Narsinghpur district. MLA Shri Sanjay Sharma welcomed the yatra. On behalf of the Raisen district, flag and kalash of yatra were handed over to the Narsinghpur district by the President Janpad Udaipura Shri Virendra Singh Chouhan, President Nagar Palika Shri Keshav Patel and other public representatives. MLA Shri Sanjay Sharma and Former Vice Chairman of APEX Bank Shri Kailash Soni received the kalash and flag on behalf of the Narsinghpur district. Pooja-Archana of the flag and kalash was performed.
Chairman State Women Commission and in charge of Narmada Seva Yatra of North bank of river Narmada in Narsinghpur district Smt. Lata Vankhede, Chairman District Cooperative Central Bank Shri Virendra Foujdar, Former National Vice Chairman of Nehru Youth Centre Shri Vishnudutt Sharma, Collectors of Raisen and Narsinghpur, devotees and villagers were present on the occasion.
Grand Welcome Accorded to Yatra in District
Roads were decorated with flowers and toran gates of banana leaves to welcome the yatra at the arrival. Women holding kalashs welcomed the yatra. Yatris were welcomed showering flowers and rangolis were made in front of the houses and roads. Youth holding flags riding horses were leading the yatra. Yatra was welcomed amid mantras' chanting, swastivachan and conch sound besides beating drums. Several thousand villagers including women, youth and elders participated in procession covering about 3 k.m. from the shore of Sindur River. Atmosphere was reverberating with slogans of Narmada river conservation and "Twadiya Pad Pankajam-Namami Devi Narmade".
Flowers were showered on the yatris, Narmada kalash and flag by drones at the shore of Sindur River.
Record 339.51 Lakh Matric Tonne Food Grain Production In M.P.
Bhopal:MMNN: April 6, 2017
Madhya Pradesh has set a record this year too registering a remarkable increase in food grains production. Increase has been registered in wheat, paddy, cereals and pulses' production.
Food grain production has become increased to 339 lakh 51 thousand matric tonne in the year 2015-16. An increase of 18.35 percent has been registered in comparison to year 2014-15. The food grain production was 286 lakh 87 thousand matric tonne in the year 2014-15. Similarly, 7.64 percent increase has been registered in wheat production in comparison to year 2014-15. The wheat production was 171 lakh 03 thousand matric tonne in the year 2014-15 which has grown to 184 lakh 10 thousand matric tonne in the year 2015-16. Moreover, the paddy production has also jumped to 53 lakh 20 thousand matric tonne comparing to 36 lakh 25 thousand matric tonne.
M.P. Displays Best in Pulses Production
Madhya Pradesh has displayed best in pulses production. Pulse production was 48 lakh 28 thousand matric tonne in year 2014-15 which has grown to 56 lakh 54 thousand matric tonne in the year 2015-16. An increase of 17.11 percent was registered in comparison to the last year. Production of cereals has also grown up. The cereal production was 31 lakh 29 thousand matric tonne in the year 2014-15 which has gone up to 45 lakh 67 thousand matric tonne in 2015-16. An increase of 45.96 percent has been registered in the year 2015-16.
Food Grain Production Increased
Increase has been registered in food grains production due to adoption of best farming techniques. Now it has grown to 2183 k.g. per hectare in comparison to 1856 k.g. per hectare in the year 2014-15. Similarly, wheat production is increased to 3115 k.g. per hectare in comparison to 2850 k.g. per hectare las year. An unexpected increase has been registered in pulses production. It has become 980 k.g. per hectare in the year 2015-16 comparing to 876 k.g. per hectare in year 2014-15. In this way, a growth of upto 11.87 percent has been registered.
Agriculture Loan worth Rs. 45,003 Crore
Good results are being constantly obtained from the steps taken for good credit facilities to the farmers. Cooperative Agriculture loan of Rs. 45003 crore 25 lakh was provided to the farmers through cooperative banks in the year 2015-16, which is Rs. 8420 crore 07 lakh more than the agriculture loan of Rs. 36583 crore18 lakh provided in the year 2014-15.
Various kinds of facilities are being provided to the farmers at the directives of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the state. In these, mainly irrigation, electricity, technical guidance, interest free loans, e-procurement facility in mandi campuses are proved transformational in the agriculture sector.
Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti Must be Celebrated in Grand Form
Bhopal:MMNN: April 5, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Acharya Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti, who is responsible for India's cultural unity, will be celebrated in the state in a grand form on May 1st. Programmes will be organized from the gram panchayat to the state level. He said that Adi Shankaracharya's gigantic statue made of 'ashtadhatu' will be installed at Omkareshwar.
The Chief Minister was addressing the people's representatives and officials through video conferencing at Mantralaya today. He said that several graceful programmes will be organized to apprise people about the life and philosophy of Shankaracharya. The main programme will be held in Bhopal. He said that the metals for statue construction will be collected from door to door to ensure people's participation.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava, Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and other senior officials were present at the meeting. Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava presented programme's outline.
CM Shri Chouhan apprised Shri Morari Bapu about Shaurya Smarak's Concept
Bhopal:MMNN: April 5, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today visited the 'Shaurya Smarak' along with Pujya Sant Shri Morari Bapu. He told Shri Bapu about the concept of Shaurya Smarak. Giving a message of environment conservation, Shri Bapu planted a Pipal sapling in the premises.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan planted a Mango sapling on the occasion. He told Shri Bapu that this Smarak (memorial) has been made in the memory of those brave soldiers who have laid down their lives for the country and to make today's generation and students aware of the glory of these bravehearts. This memorial is a humble tribute to the martyrs from the nation. The Chief Minister and Shri Bapu offered floral tributes to the martyrs.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Pujya Bapu planted the Pipal sapling to fulfil his resolve which he had made earlier while participating in the world's biggest river conservation campaign 'Narmada Seva Yatra'. Pujya Bapu had resolved to plant saplings in Bhopal before leaving Madhya Pradesh. He said that saplings would be planted on both the banks of the Narmada up to 1000 kms for environment conservation. He said that farmers are being inspired to plant saplings on their own land apart from government land.
CM Shri Chouhan Instructs to make Housing Guarantee Act Rules
Bhopal:MMNN: April 4, 2017
Chief Minister has issued instructions to make rules for Housing Guarantee Act for the poor and people belonging to the lower income group by the end of this month. Shri Chouhan issued instructions during the high-level review meeting held today at the Mantralaya to prepare a roadmap to provide facility to those eligible for housing facility. He said that the list of eligible beneficiaries in both rural and urban areas should also be prepared in the prescribed time limit.
It was informed at the meeting that at least five lakh houses would be made available to urban poor in the cities by next year for which a detailed work plan has also been prepared. Nearly Rs 25,000 crores would be invested in housing construction under the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme. So far Rs 2 lakh 45 thousand houses have already been approved. Until now 35,500 urban poor have already been provided houses. Under the Nagar Uday Abhiyan, three lakh urban beneficiaries have already been given authority letters for houses.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava and concerned officers were present at the meeting.
Efforts will be made to revive bio-diversity located near Narmada river
Bhopal:MMNN: April 4, 2017
Sant Swami Vimlanand Maharaj of Anand Marg, Famous Cricket Commentator Shri Sushil Doshi and well known Ghazal Singer Shri Talat Aziz have termed the Narmada Seva Yatra campaign as welcoming and important step in Jan-Samvad programme of 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra held at Bouras Ghat situated at Narmada bank of Raisen district. These renowned personalities of their own fields have praised efforts of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for conducting Narmada conservation campaign. Sarkaryavah of R.S.S Shri Dattatray Hosbole said that the yatar has created an atmosphere of hope and trust among the people for river conservation.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that earlier grass of special species was available on Narmada river's banks which was used for animal feed. This was the special example of bio diversity of the state. State government will take necessary steps to revive this specialty. Shri Chouhan said that Narmada protection has become a campaign in Madhya Pradesh thanks to public support. Similar campaigns will be launched for Kshipra, Tapti and Betwa river conservation.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra is a multi-purpose and multi-utility yatra. This Yatra has been started with positive messages. Till completion of the Yatra, its utility will be understood by masses.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan called upon common people that they should ensure their participation in plantation programme in one km stretch from Narmada shore on July 2 from Amarkantak to Badwani. It would ensure forest-fed water to Narmada in coming years. Shri Chouhan said that 30 percent work of irrigation from Narmada river has been possible. Madhya Pradesh has been ahead in wheat production in Punjab and Haryana.
Shri Chouhan said that Narmada does not originate from glaciers but its constant flow is because of water collected by dense trees in rainy season.
Chief Minister said that to make always clean Narmada river, has been necessary. Life of people of the state depends on it. To make solid and serious efforts for saving mother Narmada, supplying drinking water to around 55 cities has been necessary. The government cannot do it alone. All people of the society will have to come forward and contribute in it. He said that Narmada Seva mission will continue to work after completion of Narmada Seva Yatra. Narmada Seva Samitis have been formed in populated areas of Narmada shores. The government will be supporting role in the samitis.
Narmada Seva is like Service to Mother-Shri Hosbole
Sar Karyavah of R.S.S. Shri Duttatray Hosbole said that Narmada seva yatra has created an atmosphere of hope and trust among the people for river conservation. Narmada river is a foundation of physical life and an inspirational source of spiritual life. Service to Narmada is like a service to mother.
This Campaign is Exemplary for World-Swami Vimlanand
Sant Swami Vimla Nand Maharaj of Anand Marg mentioned that India is the only country in the world where river is treated like mother. He further said that Narmada seva yatra should be included in school curriculum of children to make them understand the importance of river conservation. Effort for river conservation is being made by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for the first time in liberated India. This is exemplary for the entire world.
Narmada Yatra reminds Dandi Yatra-Shri Sushil Doshi
Famous Cricket Commentator Shri Sushil Doshi stated that the memories of Gandhi Ji's Dandi Yatra are freshen up from the Narmada yatra which has been set out with wide objectives. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has conducted an important campaign with common people for Narmada river conservation beside in the interest of birds and animals. Narmada river provides water to all besides blessings of prosperity. This is a campaign for not only river conservation but a campaign to conserve entire nature.
Narmada Seva Yatra Mein Haath Milake Chalo-_Shri Talat Aziz
Well known Ghazal Singer Shri Talat Aziz mentioned that the Chief Minister is eligible for special congratulations for Narmada seva yatra. This step certifies his vision. He informed that he has created a song focusing Narmada Maiyya. He also sang song in the form of ghazal 'Qadam Milake Chalo, Ab Qadam Milake Chalo, Narmada Seva Yatra Mein Haath Milake Chalo, Ye Desh Rishiyon-Santo Ka Hai, Ye Desh Gaati Jhoomti Nadiyon Ka Hai, Qadam Milake Chalo.
"Reva Mahima" Book Released
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan released a book 'Rewa Mahima' focusing ancient ghats and main tourist places of Raisen district prepared by District Organising Committee Namami Devi Narmada Yatra at the beginning of the programme.
Public Works Department Minister Shri Rampal Singh, District in-charge Minister Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Member of Parliament Shri Uday Pratap Singh, MLA Shri Ramkishan Patel, Smt Mamta Meena, Shri Awadheshpuri Maharaj, Shri Akhileshanand Maharaj and Narmada Sevak yatris came from different regions of the state were present.
Medical, Engineering, Science College to be affiliated to Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi University
Bhopal:MMNN: April 3, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that one each of Medical College, Engineering, Science and Arts College would be affiliated to the Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi University. Medium of instruction in these colleges would be in Hindi. Shri Chouhan said that to encourage and honour Hindi language, the academic journey will continue through the University. Budget provision would also be increased for this. Shri Chouhan was presiding over the fourth annual General Body meeting of the University at the Mantralaya today.
Shri Chouhan said that the government will provide every possible assistance in fulfilling the aim of establishment of the University.
University Chancellor Dr. Mohanlal Chipa informed that the convocation ceremony of the University is being organised on coming April 18 in which Swami Govind Giri would be honoured with the honorary title. He said that 250 courses have already been prepared in Hindi language. The meeting was attended by General Body members and Chancellor of various universities.
Gramoday to Bharat Uday Abhiyan from April 14 to May 31 in four phases
Bhopal:MMNN: April 3, 2017
The State will witness Gramoday to Bharat Uday Abhiyan from April 14 to May 31 in four phases and Krishi Mahotsav will be celebrated from April 15 to May 2. For this all preparations have been completed. The Gramoday Abhiyan would be inaugurated to Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti after offering prayers to his memorial. The second phase would continue from April 15 to April 30, third from May 1 to May 21 and fourth from May 22 to May 31. District incharge Ministers in charge will inaugurate the Abhiyan.
While reviewing ongoing preparations at the Mantralaya, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan today issued instructions that focus should be paid on developing or reviving at least one water source in every village. He also issues instructions to make strategy for strengthening women Self-Help Groups financially.
Village Parliaments to be organized
Village Parliaments would be organized during the Abhiyan. Infrastructure development, selection of beneficiaries of various schemes of rural development, review of Abhiyan's activities and proceedings report would be discussed. District Collectors, officers and employees would be awarded for outstanding performance in last year's Gramoday Abhiyan's success. Activities would be implemented with the support of the various departments including Revenue, Public Health and Engineering, Food and Civil Supplies, Agriculture, Women and Child Development and Health Department. Work plan to double agricultural income would be discussed and given final shape at the Village Parliaments.
Work plans would be prepared for the next two years under schemes and programmes related to rural development and prosperity. Appointment of nodal officers, constitution of gram panchayat units, training programmes at division and Janpad level for activities at gram panchayat level have been carried out. District Level Vigilance and Review Committees have been constituted.
Activities that would be undertaken include cleanliness plan for villages, renovation of water infrastructure, preparations for Jalabhishek programme, programmes like Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana for poverty alleviation in villages, works under MNREGA, selection of beneficiaries for Prime Minister's Housing Scheme, campaign to free villages of open defecation, recognizing new beneficiaries of various rural development schemes, health examination of women, creating awareness towards malnutrition in children and organizing Krishi Gram Sabhas.
Krishi Mahotsava from April 15
Krishi Mahotsav would begin on April 15, just a day after the beginning of Gramoday Abhiyan. Activities to be undertaken include doubling income of farmers in five years, giving information on new methods of farming, starting agriculture sowing as per demand, taking benefit of Prime Minister's Crop Insurance Scheme, adopting organic farming, distributing soil health card etc. More than 600 Krishi Kranti Rath to work on creating awareness among farmers. Farmers would be counseled and given information on new techniques of farming through Krishi Kranti Raths. Soil Health Cards to be made available to all farmers.
A series of gram panchayat, development block and district level programmes have been made at the Krishi Mahotsav. Agriculture fairs would be organized in every district. Coordination was established with various departments including Panchayat and Rural Department, Revenue, Animal Husbandry, Cooperatives, Horticulture, Energy and Tribal Welfare department so that problems related to farmers and agriculture could be redressed.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P.Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julaniya and Principal Secretaries of related departments were present at the meeting.
Bill for Death Sentence to Rapists in Monsoon Session
Bhopal:MMNN: March 31, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the bill for giving death sentence to the accused of rape of minors would be presented in the coming monsoon session. Once it is passed it would be forwarded to the President. Shri Chouhan was addressing a gathering today at the Joint Convocation Ceremony of policemen at the Madhya Pradesh Police Academy. Among those present on the occasion were Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla and senior police officials.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Police service is a resolve to protect the society. Accepting Police service is like entrusting one's life to the society and the country. The first condition for the development of the state and country is better law and order system and this responsibility is of the police. Police service is service for the public. It is necessary that the behaviour of the police is as soft as a flower for the public and as tough as thunderbolt for the criminals.
The Chief Minister said to the new recruits that Police is their second mother and to pay their respects to the service was their prime responsibility, hence they must always endeavour not to allow anyone to damage its image. Attempts are made to misguide the police hence the police must remain alert and aware. Police stations must have such an image that the public feels relieved, safe and peaceful there and they must not have any hesitation to come there. Criminals are not supposed to be spared in any situation as they are enemies of the society and the country and they must not be forgiven. Government extends complete support in fulfilling the needs of the police. At least 30,000 new posts of police force have been approved. Total 25,000 new police residences are going to be constructed with facilities like C.C.T.V cameras and other facilities.
The Chief Minister said that the Police have the credit to establish peace in state. Whatever work was entrusted to them, the department has always fulfilled it successfully. The Police have done the work of capturing the train blast accused within three hours. He said that the daughters of the state are no less in courage, chivalry, conscientiousness and valour. That is why one third posts of police are reserved for them. He said that committing suicide because of fear is a big blot on a civilized society. Hence, stern action must be taken against criminal elements. The atmosphere should be such that women can move around anywhere at any time independently and fearlessly. He lauded Police Academy, training and trainers and congratulated them.
Director of Madhya Pradesh Police Academy Shri Sushobhan Bannerji said that it is for the first time that the joint convocation ceremony of police academies has been organized. Total 633 police men were included in the department by the Chief Minister formally at the 89th Convocation Ceremony. These include Subedar, Sub Inspector, Sub Inspector SAF and Sub Inspector Special Branch. Out of these 478 are policemen and 155 are policewomen. At the outset, the Chief Minister inspected the parade and took the salute. At the end of the programme he released the Academy souvenir and got introduced with the pass outs.
Narmada Seva Yatra is not only Ritual but Serious Effort for Water Conservation-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 31, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that public participation is must to achieve the aims of Narmada Seva Yatra. It is difficult for the government do to achieve it alone. Yatra is getting immense blessings from the people. The people can cooperate to prevent pollution in river, to make the flow incessant and to plant umbrageous trees on the banks of river Narmada.
Narmada Yatra is a Campaign to Restore Dignity of Water, Women and River-Rajendra Singh
Magsaysay Award Winner and Famous Environmentalist Shri Rajendra Singh said that the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has begun the work to restore the dignity of water, women and river. Politicians of other states should take a lesson from Shri Chouhan. This campaign is not just a formality but it is an effort to link all the sections of the society to accomplish this important work of river conservation. He further mentioned that we all have to work together to save the world's environment from pollution.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that water flow in other rivers of the state beside Narmada is diminishing constantly. Water in Tava and Betwa rivers can be seen in rainy season only. He appealed to the people to protect other water sources too beside rivers. Do not let go water waste during rainy season. Future generation will not forgive us if we do not awake at the right time for river conservation. Chairman Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey conducted the programme.
Shri Chouhan said that Narmada yatra is transformed into a public movement. People are coming forward taking resolution to conserve Maa Narmada. He mentioned that sewage water treatment plant will be established in cities situated on the banks of river and treated water will be used for irrigation purpose. Sewage water will not be allowed to release in Narmada river at any cost. Farmers will be encouraged to adopt bio-farming to prevent pollution caused by chemical fertliser. Cooperation of social organizations will be taken in this work. Shri Chouhan asserted that Narmada Seva Yatra is not only a Karma Kand (Ritual) but it is a humble effort to generate awareness among people towards water and river conservation. With the blessings of Narmada, irrigation area and hydro electricity production of the state is increased, he added.
River Conservation Work is Unimaginable- Pandit Jasraj
Renowned Musician Pt. Jasraj said that the work being carried out by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan taking along society for river conservation is unimaginable. Several rivers in the world are victims of pollution. The work being undertaken by the energetic Chief Minister Shri Chouhan is laudable. We all are responsible to make the rivers pollution free, he added.
CM Shri Chouhan and Sadhu-Sants performed poojan of Narmada yatra's kalash and flag in the beginning. People in large number took part in Narmada Aarti after the Jan-Sanvad.
Former Rajyasabha MP Shri Kailash Sarang, Minister of State for Cooperatives and Gas Relief Shri Vishwas Sarang, Sadhvi Pragya Bharti, Renowned Musician Pandir Jasraj, Durga Jasraj, Famous Environmentalist and Magsaysay Award Recipient Shri Rajendra Singh, MLA Shri Ramkishan Patel and several public representatives were present in the programme.
CM Shri Chouhan attends Pujya Morari Bapu's Shri Ramkatha narration
Bhopal:MMNN: March 30, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today took part in the Shri Ramkatha Mahotsav narration by Pujya Morari Bapu. He also attended the 'Manas mein Vishnu par kendrit Atmik-Tatvik Chintan'.
Pujya Morari Bapu said that he would plant 11 saplings before leaving from Bhopal. He called upon the audience to celebrate Ramnavami by planting saplings and plant at least one sapling on the day of Ramnavami. He said that after taking part in the Narmada Seva Yatra programme, the Sarvajan-hitaya Sarvajan-sukhaya sutra has been expanded to Sarvabhuta-hitaya, Sarvabhuta-sukhaya, Sarvabhut-priyaya. Nature does not only have humans, it has the earth, rivers and the sky etc. We should pray for the welfare and happiness of all and love all.
Pujya Morari Bapu said that even a river has a personality. We should worry about its happiness, welfare and love it and avoid immerse pujan material into it so that the river does not get polluted. He appealed people not to flow dead bodies in the Narmada. Every individual must contribute to make the state and the country green. He informed that crores of saplings would be planted on the banks of Narmada on coming July 2. Madhya Pradesh and Bhopal is the heart of Hindustan. Efforts should be made to make it green to the maximum.
At the 'Manas mein Vishnu par kendrit Atmik-Tatvik Chintan' Pujya Morari Bapu said that Guru was the 'Dashavatar'. He said that Guru was not a person, he was an 'existence'. Hence he is a Buddha purush with samaanbhuti and not sahanubhuti (sympathy).
Students with over 75% marks eligible for Medhavi Chhaatra Protsahan Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: March 30, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that playing along with studying is important for the complete development of one's personality. He said that playing games is a must for the both physical and mental development of children. Shri Chouhan was addressing sports talents from educational institutions run by Vidhya Bharati Madhya Bharat Prant at the Chief Minister's residence today.
Shri Chouhan said that it is the government's duty to support in the projects of the nation's reconstruction. Government would support every such effort made by the society. Vidhya Bharati has undertaken the work of creating Indian life values and culture in limited resources. Government will give complete support to the efforts of the Sanstha. Its outline would be prepared with the School Education Department. He said that India's future lies with the children.
Giving information about the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Chaatra Protsahan Yojana he said that students obtaining over 75 per cent marks in 12th would be eligible for this Yojana. The annual income of the guardians should not be more than Rs 6 lakhs. State government will bear the fees for the admission of these students into listed Engineering, Medical Colleges and other educational institutions in Government, Medical, Engineering, Management, Law and Private Sector. He said that environment was the need of the hour. Narmada Seva Yatra is a ritual of river conservation. Saplings would be planted on both the banks of the Narmada on coming July 2. He urged Vidhya Bharati to assist in the ritual of tree plantation.
Extending his greetings on Chaitra-Navratra and Hindu New Year, Shri Chouhan called upon the people present at the programme to resolve to give due respect to daughters. He said that they should keep a pure and respectful view towards girls. Expressing his respect towards daughters, he said that at the beginning of Narmada Yatra, he performs the ritual of cleaning the feet of 'kanyas' and applying the water on their forehead out of respect.
This generates new power and energy in him. For women empowerment, 50 per cent posts in education department and 33 per cent posts in other departments (excluding forest) have been reserved for women. Shri Chouhan called upon people to be committed towards cleanliness campaign and congratulated the winners of various medals. Shri Bhagirath Kumrawat presented research-management on the role of textbooks in Hindi language in quality education to the Chief Minister.
School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that the presence of teachers in schools has been ensured. A Control Cell has been constituted the telephone number of which has been marked in all one lakh 18 thousand government schools. Information regarding absence of any teacher can be given to the cell. The Control Cell will take information about the teacher's presence through mobile phones. Guests in School Education department programmes will from now on be gifted with books and not welcomed with garlands or bouquets like before.
Vidhya Bharati National President Dr. Govind Prasad Sharma said that students of the school have found a place in the merit list in all board examinations. Quality of education is the institution's identity. National Secretary of School Games Federation of India Shri Rajesh Mishra informed that the Asian School Games Hockey Competition would be organized from April 2. The Federation will honour Vidhya Bharati for creation of Sports talents and for organizing excellent national competitions. National Deputy Organising Secretary Shriram Aravkar was also present on the occasion.
Deputy Secretary of School Games Federation of India Shri Muktesh Singh informed that Vidhya Bharati has established a record by bagging over 180 medals in the entire country in various national school sports events. Sixteen districts of Madhya Pradesh have bagged 17-Gold, 28- Silver and 57 - Bronze, total 102 medals. This year 305 boys and 129 girls total 434 players have participated in the competitions.
Yatra Left for Raisen District from Sehore District Led by CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 29, 2017
Narmada Seva Yatra became monumental in presence of large number of people in the evening in village Bamhori located on the bank of river Narmada today. The occasion was a farewell to Narmada seva yatra after its ten days in the district. Yatra proceeded from the district led by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The CM Shri Chouhan was holding the flag riding on a rath. Minister in charge Sehore district Shri Rampal Singh handed over the yatra's flag at the border of Raisen district to the Minister in charge of Raisen district Shri Surya Prakash Meena.
The seva yatra which entered Chhipaner of Sehore district on March 19 incited new consciousness towards Narmada conservation and to eliminate social evils in 52 villages situated on the banks of Narmada after taking 9 night halts and holding ten Jan-Sanvad. Moreover, yatra arousing people's feelings towards duties made them firmly committed towards the cause. People and the state machinery became one during the yatra to eradicate social evils besides Narmada's conservation. Enthusiasm, commitment and gratefulness towards Narmada were remarkable. In real sense, grand form of public movement was witnessed all the time in yatra to establish a new era.
Chairman Forest Development Corporation Shri Guru Pradsad Sharma, Chairman MARKFED Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Divisional Commissioner Bhopal Shri Ajatshatru, Collector Sehore Dr. Sudam Khade, Collector Raisen Smt. Bhavna Valimbe and Public Representatives were presented during the entry of Yatra in Raisen district.
Every Possible Opportunity for Development of Women and Girls
Bhopal:MMNN: March 29, 2017
"Namami Devi Narmade"-Seva Yatra left Jait village today morning to proceed to nearby Nandner village. On the 101st day today, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan took part in the Yatra at Nandner. At a Jan-Samvad in Nandner, Shri Chouhan said that every possible opportunity would be made available to girls and women to move ahead in society. He said that by giving reservation in jobs and local elections to women, they are being helped to become self-reliant.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the basic aim of Narmada Seva Yatra is to make people aware towards water and environment conservation. The Narmada Seva Yatra was initiated to make people aware of the ill-effects of addiction, importance of cleanliness and to maintain respect of girls.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that saplings would be planted on both banks of the Narmada river on a large scale. All liquor shops on the banks within 5 km radius would be closed down from April 1. Sewage treatment plants would be set up in the cities on the banks of the Narmada and arrangements would be made to stop the flow of dirty water into the river.
The Narmada Seva Yatra arrived at Kusumkheda and Bamhori village in Sehore district. Local villagers welcomed the Yatra with flowers.
Madhya Pradesh Warehousing Corporation Chairman Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Forest Development Corporation Chairman Shri Guruprasad Sharma, Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Shri Shiv Choubey, MARKFED Chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargav, Sadhvi Sushri Pragya Bharti and MLA Shri Vijaypal Singh were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister holds meeting at Jait
Earlier on the arrival of the Narmada Seva Yatra at Jait village, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan praised the different departments' officers and employees for arrangements to make the programme a success. He said that officers-employees would have to make constant efforts to fulfil the objectives of the Narmada Yatra in future also. He expressed gratitude towards people's representatives and sants for the success of the Yatra at all other villages including Jait.
Provision of Rs 684 Crore for Backward Class Post-Matric Scholarship
Bhopal:MMNN: March 27, 2017
State Government has made a provision for Rs 684 crores in the departmental budget for post-matric scholarships to students belonging to the Backward Classes in the state. For Backward Class Post Matric scholarships, the annual income limit fixed for guardians is Rs one lakh.
To bring transparency in the scholarship approval details and also so that the post matric scholarships reach the Backward Class students timely, the system of depositing of the form has been made online. In this arrangement, the students can fill and deposit the form from anywhere online and also come to know of the status of his form.
The State Scholarship is sanctioned to Backward Class students of Class 6th to 12th.For this year, Rs 161 crore provision has been made in the budget. This scholarship is targeted to benefit 35 lakh beneficiaries. Last year, a provision of Rs 150 crores 43 lakh was provided to 34 lakh students belonging to Backward Class.
Slum development scheme for Vimukt, Ghumakkad evam Ardhghumakkad
Bhopal:MMNN: March 27, 2017
This year provision of Rs 4 crore 65 lakh has been kept for infrastructure development of the slums belonging to Vimukt,
Ghumakkad and Ardhghumakkad tribe in the state.
Basic facilities like C.C. Road and drinking water arrangements will be made and drains, public toilets, bridge etc.,
will be constructed for the Vimukt, Ghumakkad and Ardhghumakkad dominated slums, villages, wards, colonies, majras, tolas and deras.
Villages Situated on Narmada Banks Will be made Free of Addiction and Pollution
Bhopal:MMNN: March 23, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra has been started with the resolution to make Narmada River clean and incessant. All the citizens should participate in this major campaign of river conservation. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme at village Nehlai of Sehore district in 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra today. He administered pledge to the villagers to plant fruit bearing trees on the banks of river Narmada, to make Beti Bachao abhiyan successful, to educate children, not to dispose off old material in river, not to immerse idols in rivers, not to perform last funeral rites on Narmada banks and not to dispose off polythene and other material which causes pollution beside not to perform deepdaan with plastic lamps.
CM Shri Chouhan announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 thousand each to two girl students Ku. Sonam Yadav and Ku. Ruchi Gour who recited poems focusing achievements of the state government. He also distributed prizes to the winners of bhajan competitions organized during the seva yatra. Moreover, Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the villagers towards water conservation and de-addiction.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that we all should take resolution towards conservation of all rivers and ponds. He said that he was grieved to see very less water in Narmada river during his visit to Dindori district last year. Immediately after that he took a resolution to link people with river conservation campaign organizing Narmada Seva Yatra, which is being fulfilled today. He mentioned that Narmada River is a lifeline, on one hand electricity is being generated on the other prosperity is coming in the lives of farmers through irrigation of agriculture fields by Narmada water.
Shri Chouhan said that this yatra does not belong to any particular religion or party and it has become a large public movement now.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan planting a mango sapling on the bank of river Narmada, appealed to the villagers to plant saplings around their houses and make arrangements for their protection. He informed that plantation will be carried out in one k.m. width on Narmada banks to make Narmada flow incessant.
Muslim Community Welcomes Yatra
People of Muslim community came from surrounding villages in large numbers led by Shri Abdul Razzaq Khan showered flowers to welcome yatra in village Nehlai.
CM Shri Chouhan welcomed with Coconuts
An elder woman Smt. Jamuna Bai welcomed CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh presenting them 5 coconuts. Shri Chouhan said that Smt. Jamuna Bai presented him an amount collecting Rs. 2 each from women with blessings when he was contesting election from this area first time. She also told me to eradicate the problems of women of this area after becoming MLA.
Pledge to make village Addiction Free
Dozens of women came from village Jajna took pledge before the CM Shri Chouhan that they will force male members of their village to quit addiction and will make their village addiction free. These women said that they will struggle hard if needed to make the village addiction free.
Chairman Forest Development Corporation Shri Guru Prasad Sharma, Chairman Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Kumar Choubey, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Farmers' Commission Shri Ishwar Lal Patidar, Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Sadhvi Sushri Pragya Bharti, President Indore Jila Panchayat Sushri Kavita Patidar, several religious Heads and public represenatatives were present in the programme.
Late Shri Gurucharan Singh's life inspiring-Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 23, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan accompanied by his wife reached Vidisha on Wednesday to take part in the 'shraddhanjali' programme of Late Shri Gurucharan Singh. The Chief Minister said at the programme that Late Shri Singh's life is inspiring. He has taught us how to work hard and reach the top from zero.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Late 'Babuji' was a leading social worker. He was ever ready for development of the district. He set up a small business establishing it at the state level. Encouraging Late Shri Singh's family, the Chief Minister said that his two sons would take the business that he had started to great heights.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that 500 saplings would be planted in Babuji's memory on the banks of Ma Narmada during 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra. Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh Rajput, Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena besides people's representatives, elite citizens and social workers also paid their tributes to Late Shri Gurucharan Singh.
CM Shri Chouhan Called On By Smt. Rekha Pandram
Bhopal:MMNN: March 22, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was called on by Smt. Rekha Pandram at Vidhan Sabha today. She has returned from America after representing India in United Nations (U.S.A). Minister for Women and Child Welfare Smt. Archana Chitnis was also present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan congratulated Smt. Pandram and extended good wishes for her bright future. Shri Chouhan told Smt. Pandram to cooperate in efforts being undertaken for empowerment of women and girls as an Ambassador of Women Empowerment.
It may be mentioned that Smt. Pandram who is linked with Tejaswani Programme Dindori has represented India in 61st session of Commission constituted by the United Nations on women condition. She also addressed the session on role of local rural women in economic status, food security and in the field of nutrition. Before leaving for New York Smt. Pandram also paid a visit to CM Shri Chouhan.
Saplings in large Quantity will be planted simultaneously on Narmada' Bank on July 2
Bhopal:MMNN: March 22, 2017
Narmada Seva Yatra has become a major campaign for environment conservation and public awareness. Plentiful plantation will be undertaken on both the banks of Narmada river with an aim to make Narmada flow incessant. Lakhs of saplings will be planted from Amarkantak to Badwani simultaneously on July 2. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said this while addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme held at village Babri of Nasrullahganj block - Sehore district on the occasion of Narmada Seva Yatra. National General Secretary B.J.P. and Former Minister Shri Kailash Vijavargiya, Sadhvi Pragya Bharti, Chairman M.P. Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Chairman M.P. Forest Development Corporation Shri Guruprasad Sharma, Chairman M.P. Warehousing Corporation Shri R.S. Rajput, Vice President Madhya Pradesh Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Nirvani Baba Laxman Das Maharaj, famous bhajan singer Shri Charan Singh Sodhi, several public representatives and Sadhu-Sants were present in the programme.
CM Shri Chouhan said that sewage water of cities situated on the banks of river Narmada will not be released in Narmada River now. Treatment plant will be installed in the cities to treat the sewage water. He informed that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay foundation of treatment plant on May 11.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that the state government will provide an agriculture equipment (Rota Watar) to the farmers on subsidy which saves straw beside wheat in order to prevent blazing of crop residue. Straw in sufficient quantity will be made available for Goumata (Cows) by this. CM Shri Chouhan impressed by the girl bhajan singer Durga, presented a cheque of Rs. One lakh to her.
Former Minister and National General Secretary of B.J.P. Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya said that several commendable works have been carried out by Shri Chouhan as the Chief Minister of the state during last one decade. But the most commendable work so far is Narmada Seva Yatra. He mentioned that he along with his wife will participate in yatra on May 17 again. He said that Maa narmada has given us everything. Now we got a chance to pay off the debt of mother by making it free from pollution through Narmada Seva Yatra.
Rani Avanti Bai was a heroic woman-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 20, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Water Resources and River Development Minister Sushri Uma Bharti paid floral tributes and offered prayers at the statue of Veerangana Avanti Bai on Martyrs Day today at Mata Mandir Chouraha.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Rani Avanti Bai was a great and valourous woman. She shed her last ounce of blood for the country's freedom and sacrificed her life for the sake of the country. It is our resonsibility to honour our martyrs. He said that prayers must be offered to the brave otherwise bravery will become unproductive. He said that the state government has done several works to immortalise memoirs of the brave and to express one's respect towards them. In future whatever work is considered necessary will be done. Government is always ready to work for the people. It is the duty of the government to fulfil the expectations of the people.
Union Minister Sushri Uma Bharti said that she was making efforts to get Rani Avanti Bai's statue established in the country's capital. She said that Rani Avanti Bai had defeated Britishers in the war. She ruled as an independent ruler for one year. Britishers could succeed against her only due to betrayal.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan honoured Union Minister Sushri Uma Bharti and flagged off the rally from Mata Mandir Chouraha to Dussehra Maidan. Among those present on the occasion were Minister of State (independent charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLA Shri Pratap Singh Lodhi, Former Chairman of Mineral Development Corporation Shri Koksingh Narwariya and former MLA Shri Bhaiyya Saheb Lodhi besides people's representatives and people in a large number.
Massive crowd emerges to express gratitude towards Narmada
Bhopal:MMNN: March 20, 2017
The world's biggest and most unique river conservation campaign 'Namami Devi Narmade', Narmada Seva Yatra reached Chipaner village of the district.
Minister in charge Thakur Rampal Singh and Collector Dr. Sudam Khade welcomed the Yatra at the entrance with kalash and Dhwaj-pujan respectively. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed Dhwaj Pujan at Nimbark Ashram and held the flag while Smt. Sadhana Singh welcomed the Yatra with Kalash Pujan.
Thousands of devotees thronged the spot to welcome the yatra with immense gratitude. Scored of kanyas carried kalash on their heads. Rangoli at every doorstep, flower showers, rhythemic sounds of dhol-manjira and dances turned the atmosphere pious.
Children presented a spellbinding colourful performance. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Pandit Kamal Kishore Nagar addressed the massive crowd and took part in the maha aarti.
Holi Milan Programme at CM House
Bhopal:MMNN: March 17, 2017
Keeping the tradition of religious harmony, Holi Milan programme was organized at CM house today. People of all the religions and sections of the society participated in the programme.
Brij ki Holi, Kanhaiyya ki Rasleela and Masaan Holi of Lord Shankar were presented on the occasion. Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLA Shri Surendranath Singh, CM's wife Smt. Sadhna Singh, Office Bearers of BJP, Administrative Officers, Eminent Citizens, Journalists, and members of all the walks of life were present in the programme .
Journalist Shri K.K.Saxena presented a copy of special issue on Holi-Rangpanchmi of four decade old weekly "Vichitra Vinod" to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.
Sports Competitions in Rural Areas Help Local Talent to Ascend
Bhopal:MMNN: March 17, 2017
Mukhyamantri Swachchata Samman samaroh and Vidhayak Kabaddi competition was held in the presence of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in village Atraila of Java Janpad-Rewa district today. Rewa, Sirmore, Gangev and Naigadhi Janpad Panchayats were declared free of open defecation on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that sports competition held in rural areas help local talents to rise. He mentioned that all possible efforts will be made at government level to provide good coaches and resources to refine local talent. He said that MLA is entitle for praise and compliments for organising local game like Kabaddi. Shri Chouhan announced for construction of indoor stadium for Kabaddi in Sirmore.
Shri Chouhan further mentioned that each and every individual is responsible to make villages and cities clean. Public Representatives, villagers and administrative officers of those four janpad panchayats which have been made free of open defecation are entitle for compliments. There is a need for constant vouch and use of toilets by the people now, he added.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Gramin Awas programme is being implemented with an objective to provide house to each person in the state. In the current year, 38 thousand houses will be built in Rewa district. He said that several schools are being upgraded and colleges are being opened to prevent students going far to pursue studies. Fee of students getting admissions in prestigious institutes for higher studies after securing more than 75 percent marks in 12th examination will be borne by the state government. Loan facility on zero percent interest has been provided to the farmers. Spreading network of canals, work to irrigate non irrigated land is being undertaken on priority. Shri Chouhan appealed to youths to become self reliant establishing their own industry availing benefits of Mukhyamantri Yuva Udhyami and Swa-Rozgar Yojana.
Restating the resolution of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Shri Chouhan said that provision of stringent punishment for heinous crimes against girls will be made enacting law in the state. He also mentioned to strengthen Livelihood Mission. Mentioning about all possible works to develop Java area, he urged people to leave addiction and to cooperate to make the state green and prosperous undertaking plantation.
CM Shri Chouhan presented citation letters to Presidents of those janpads which were declared free of open defecation showering flowers under the Swachcha Bharat Mission.
Shri Chouhan also honoured players of winner and runner up teams of Kabaddi competition.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan during his visit to Antraila laid foundation of 3301 construction works costing Rs. 8949.79 lakh.
MP Shri Janardan Mishra, MLAs Shri Ramakant Tiwari, Shri Divyaraj Singh, Vice President Jial Panchayat Smt. Vibha Patel,, public representatives and villagers in large number were present in the programme.
Use of Technique must for Good Administration: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 16, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that use of technique is important for good administration. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was speaking at the launching of a mobile app 'Shivraj Singh Chouhan'.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this is an important step in view of good administration and is a strong digital medium to connect with the public. This will enable the public to connect in a short time and give suggestions and information about problems. The app will provide information about progammes and government schemes. This is a good medium for mutual communication and will help in speedy redressal of people's problems.
Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri S.K. Mishra gave information about the app. 'Shivraj Singh Chouhan' app is available in Google Playstore in android phones. One can select the app and press the install button. If the app demands any permission, one must give one's consent. Once the app is installed, one can opt for Hindi or English language. Separate information is available in the menu section of the app. News, programmes related to the Chief Minister, audio and videos of his speeches are available in the app. Articles can be read and feedback can be given on it. One can directly connect with the social media through the app. Many interactive features will be loaded on the app in the coming days. Its I.O.S version will also be made available very soon.
Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MP Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Shri Suhas Bagat were also present.
Respect for Talent and Land for Housing Will be Right of All-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 16, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that place for living and respect of talent will be a right of all in the state. He mentioned that the state government is going to enact a law towards land for housing. Mukhyamantri Medhavi Chhatra Protsahan Yojna has been made to encourage talented students of the state. Under the scheme, the fee of the talented students getting admissions in the prestigious academic institutes will be borne by the state government. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Abhivyakti Nagar dedication programme here today. Wife of the Chief Minister Smt. Sadhna Singh, Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri S.K. Mishra, Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chjouhan said that life is full of struggle today. Everyone hopes to build a house for their children. He further said that journalists play an important role in the society. This residential colony is a symbol of fulfillment for their duties towards society . Layout of the colony is a proper form of Indian culture. He hoped that houses will be constructed in accordance to this. He informed that fee of the students securing more than 85 percent marks in the board examinations and getting admissions in Law, Medical, Engineering etc. will be borne by the state government. Fee of the students securing less than 85 percent marks will be arranged by the state government but they will have to return fee amount without interest.
On behalf of the members of the colony, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was presented with an Abhinandan Patra. The letter was read out by senior journalist Shri Brijesh Rajput. Moreover, senior journalist Shri Dinesh Gupta informed about various development aspects of the colony.
Speed up Road Construction Works
Bhopal:MMNN: March 15, 2017
The 33rd meeting of the Board of Directors of the Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation was held at the Mantralaya here today presided over by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The Chief Minister issued instructions at the board meeting to speed up the road construction works and said that special attention must be paid to the quality of construction.
Issues that were discussed at the meeting included making toll collection process totally electronic, widening of Dewas bypass, developing road construction from Ghar-Varasivni-Tumsar to Maharashtra border, fixing supervision charge for Corporation's projects, increase in Corporation staff and implementation of road safety fund rule.
Among those present at the meeting were Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary, Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Pramod Agarwal, Independent Director Shri Prasanna Kumar Das, Secretary Mining Shri Manohar Dubey and Managing Director of Road Development Corporation Shri Manish Rastogi.
Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra releases poster
Bhopal:MMNN: March 15, 2017
Public Relations, Water-Resources and Parliamentary Works Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra released the Bhagwan Jhulelal Dharmayatra Poster published by Seva aur Sindhu Sena Sanstha at his residence today for the forthcoming Cheti Chand festival.
Sanstha Chief Shri Durgesh Keswani, Shri Saurabh Gangaramani, Shri Rakesh Shevani, Shri Mohan Bijlani, Shri Manoj Raichandani, Shri Rakesh Kukreja, Shri Jaipal Sachdev and Shri Tulsi Nainwani were also present on the occasion.
In a series of programmes during Cheti Chand celebration, this Dharmayatra will pass through main roads of the city on March 26 in the form of a vehicle rally of youths.
Recruitment After 20 Years in State Cooperative Banks
Bhopal:MMNN: March 11, 2017
Banking staff is being recruited for the first time after 20 years on 1674 various posts in State Cooperative Banks. Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang informed that the recruitment will compensate the manpower shortage in the banks. Residents of Madhya Pradesh are only eligible to apply.
Shri Sarang said that staff shortage was felt in the State Cooperative Banks since long time. After making efforts in this direction, activity to identify important posts was carried out keeping in view the nature of work. Need for immediate recruitment on 1674 posts was noticed in the first phase.
He further said that Banking Assistants on 40 posts, Clerks in District Cooperative Banks on 37 posts and Computer Operators on 1634 posts are being recruited. Shri Sarang mentioned that this will facilitate employment to the youths and better facilities will be made available to farmers and general customers through District Cooperative Banks of the state.
Moreover, Shri Sarang informed that keeping in account the transparency, examination will be conducted online. Pre examination will be held before the final examination. Also, reasoning and numerical ability beside computer knowledge, general knowledge and awareness etc. of the applicants will be examined. He said that difficulties in banking activities were felt due to non-recruitment in banks since last 20 years. This process will be continued and staff will be recruited as per the requirement, he added.
50 Thousand Years Old 350 Rare Antiquities Found in Mehtakhedi of Khargone
Bhopal:MMNN: March 11, 2017
Shridhar Vakankar Archeological Research Institute of Archeology Department has found 50 thousand years old 350 antiquities during excavation in Mehtakhedi of Khargone district. Prof. Dr. Kidog of South Korea visited the excavation site and has claimed to obtain better conclusion from the excavation here.
Commissioner Archeology Shri Anupam Rajan informed that an excavation team led by the Former Head of the Department of Deccan College Pune and famous Archeologist Prof. Sheela Mishra was formed after obtaining permission from the Archeological Survey of India, New Delhi in the month of January 2017. Responsibility from the institute was entrusted to Research Officer Dr. Jinendra Jain, Research Assistant Dr. Dhruvendra SinghJodha and Research Scholars of Deccan College Dr. Neetu Agarwal, Namrata Vishwas and GarimaKhansali.
Shri Rajan mentioned that excavation work was started in the second week of February by Prof. Sheela Mishra and the team. 200 antiquities from trench 1 and 150 antiquities from trench 2 were found in the first fifteen days of the excavation. Conclusion will be drawn after analyzing them. Development of human civilization is studied on the basis of underground deposition, ancient geographical analysis and types of apparatus. Work to explore micro relics is being carried out dissolving and filtering soil obtained from the excavation.
It may be mentioned that pieces of ostrich's eggs related to modern human civilisation were found during excavation carried out in the year 2009 by Prof. Sheela Mishra. Date of micro blade was estimated 50 thousand years old by Prof. Singhvi of Physical Research Laboratory-Ahmedabad. Carbon date of Ostrich's egg was verified as over 42 thousand years old. Microlith is an apparatus or equipment of wood and bone which was used by pre-historical humans for hunting and post hunting activities.
Moreover Shri Rajan informed that the conclusion of archeological and biological research conducted recently has proved that humans of today despite several dissimilarities are related to more than one lakh year old extended groups of Africa. Human civilization of Mehtakhedi area is related to African human group spread in the world over 50 thousand years ago.
Furthermore Shri Rajan said that ancient relics found in Mehtakhedi certify that ancient and rare antiquities are available in abundance in the state.
Massive Rally in Bhopal on World Forestry Day
Bhopal:MMNN: March 10, 2017
The Biodiversity Board will launch a public awareness campaign focused on 'Jan-Van-Narmada and Bhopal' from March 19 to 22 on the occasion of World Forestry Day on March 21 and World Water Day on March 22. The campaign will start with an awareness rally on March 19 from T.T.Nagar Stadium, Bhopal at 7.30 in the morning. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the rally. Nearly 5,000 people including people's representatives, school and college students of Bhopal, representatives of government departments and institutions and citizens will be participating in the rally.
Detailed information on the rally can be obtained from www.mpsbb.nic.in. Participation in contests will be based on online registrations. After the rally, an essay competition will be organized on March 19 itself from 10.30 to 11.30 in the morning and a painting competition will be held from 12 pm to 1pm.
A workshop on Jal-Van-Narmada-Bhopal will begin from 10.30 in the morning at R.C.V.P Noronha Academy of Administration on March 21 on World Forestry Day. Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra and Urban Administration and Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh will be present on the occasion.
A workshop on Water Implementation Strategy will be held on the occasion of World Water Day at the Academy of Administration on March 22 in which representatives of different departments will take part. With this, the awareness programme will conclude.
Entry to MPSTDC Hotel, Resort Banned on Holi, Rangpanchami
Bhopal:MMNN: March 10, 2017
Entry of outsiders into the hotels,
resorts and other tourism units run by the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation on Holi on March 13 and Rang Panchami on March 17, 2017 from morning to night will be prohibited.
Tourists staying in these hotels, resorts and other units prior to these dates will however be exempted from the ban.
Chief Minister declares Narsinghpur district open defecation free (ODF)
Bhopal:MMNN: March 9, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan declared Narsinghpur district open defecation free (ODF) in Mukhyamantri Swachhata Samman Samaroh held in Gadarwara. Narsinghpur district has become the state's first entire ODF (rural and urban) district. The Chief Minister wholeheartedly appreciated public representatives, officers-employees, citizens, motivators, Wanar Sena, monitoring committees, sarpanchs, office-bearers of three-level panchayats, urban bodies and those who contributed for making the district open defecation free and worked with dedication and felicitated them. He also congratulated residents of the district on declaring open defecation free.
The Chief Minister also said that there is a need to take cautious further so that hard work does not get useless. Nobody should have defecation in open now in the district. To use toilet should be in people's habit.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the area, where women, mothers and sisters are disrespected, can not be happy. He said that those who committed rape, should not have right to live. Law for awarding capital punishment to such accused will be sent to the centre government and the President. The Chief Minister said that provision has been made to give Rs 300 per month pension to widows of all categories. Now widow women will be called as Kalyani. Mahila Rojgar Mela will be held to associate women with employment in the state. He said that good results have been seen after reserving 50 percent posts for women in local bodies in the state and women leadership has emerged.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that how easily people of Narsinghpur district did open defecation free, is appreciable. He said that similarly, gram panchayats of the district should be made addiction free. District should be made addiction free because addiction is a root of destruction. Making addiction free means that citizens should be away from all sorts of addictions. The Chief Minister said that liquor shops won't be allowed to open from April 1 in villages of Narmada banks.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that rules have been simplified to legalise all illegal colonies. Action will be taken against builders developing illegal colonies. No action will be taken against people living in these illegal colonies. The government is working in this direction. He said that every family will have pucca house by 2022 and arrangement will be made in this regard. If cities have shortage of land, poor will be given houses in multi storey buildings. Patta will be given to houseless persons.
CM Shri Chouhan urged the citizens present on the occasion to give good education to their children. He mentioned that fee of students who secure more than 85 percent marks in 12th board examination and pursue higher education in Engineering, Medical, Management, I.I.T., Nursing and Law will be borne by the state government. A provision of Rs. One thousand crore has been made in the budget in this regard.
Shri Chouhan further said that demands related to district put forth by the public representatives will be fulfilled after examining. He mentioned that a polytechnic college will be started from next academic session in Gadarwara. As demanded high schools will be upgraded into higher secondary schools. Electricity sub stations will be started. Moreover as per the requirement stop dams and roads will be constructed. Colleges will be opened at places where population is more as per the demand raised by urban bodies of the district. First installment of Rs. 50 lakh to each urban body will be released for development works. An amount of Rs. 52 crore 70 lakh will be approved for construction of 1366 houses in Gadarwara, he added.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste said that a remarkable progress has been made in the state which is being praised all over the world. Health facilities will be expanded as per the requirement of state and districts. All the possible help will be rendered by the Union Government for betterment of health services.
Minister Incharge Shri Rampal Singh stated that the state government has undertaken remarkable works in the interest of all the sections of the society which are being lauded in the country. He congratulated Narsinghpur district on becoming free of open defecation. He said that the citizens of the district left no stone unturned to fulfill their resolution, which they take once.
MP Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh said that development of district and state is the top priority of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. A provision of Rs. 400 to 500 crore has been made for development of Narsinghpur district in the state budget this time.
MLA Shri Govind Singh Patel attracted attention of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan on regional requirements. President Jila Panchayat said that two years'concerted efforts of the citizens of the district have made the district free from open defecation. He praised the contribution of people in this connection.
State Chief UNICEF Shri Micheal Juma also addressed the programme and appreciated the efforts of the citizens to make the district free from open defecation. Collector Dr. R.R. Bhonsle presented a report on the occasion. He mentioned that we will have to maintain intensive follow up till next one year after making the district free from open defecation.
CM Shri Chouhan Dedicates and Lays foundation of 47 Construction Works Worth Rs. 68 Crore
CM Shri Chouhan dedicated and laid foundation of 47 construction works worth Rs. 68 crore 2 lakh 57 thousand in Mukhyamantri Swachchata Samman Samaroh. He dedicated 11 works worth Rs. 18 crore 90 lakh 83 thousand and laid foundation of 36 works to be undertaken at a cost of Rs. 49 crore 11 lakh 74 thousand.
MLA Shri Jalam Singh Patel and Shri Sanjay Sharma, former vice chairman of Apex Bank Shri Kailash Soni, district cooperatives bank Chairman Shri Virendra Faujdar, district panchayat vice president Smt Sheela Devi Thakur, presidents of Janpad Panchayats and urban bodies, Sarpanch, motivators, members of monitoring committee and citizens were present.
Women Protection Centers To Be Established at Janpad Level
Bhopal:MMNN: March 9, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Women Protection Centers at Janpad level will be established. These centers will run by the state government with cooperation of NGOs. Land pattas will be given in women' names in future. He further mentioned that smart phones will be provided to the girls under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Yojna. Shri Chouhan was addressing the 15th Annual Conference of Narmada Mahila Sangh at Betul today. He announced to link all the groups of the sangh with National Livelihood Scheme and to give assistance of Rs. 40 crore for a period of 3 years.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that a bill for provision of capital punishment to culprits involved in heinous crimes with women will be presented in the assembly shortly. After getting the bill passed, it will be sent to the Union Government. He said that women will be made owner of movable and immovable property and efforts will be made to issue land pattas in the name of women. Shri Chouhan informed that the state government has made arrangements for medical treatment of women suffering from serious diseases. Medical treatment upto Rs. 2 lakh for normal diseases will be carried out from the State Diseases Assistance Fund.
Referring to the welfare schemes of the state government, Shri Chouhan said that fee of students of poor families who secure 85 percent marks in 12th board examination will be borne by the state government provided they got selected in P.M.T., P.E.T., Law, Nursing and Polytechnic. He further informed that an amount of Rs. One lakh 20 thousand for construction of house under Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna and Rs. 12 thousand for construction of toilet will be given to the beneficiary. Beside this, sum from MNREGA will be given if beneficiary does labour on its own.
CM Shri Chouhan told the Narmada Mahila Sangh to participate in group marriage scheme and for conducting a campaign to make villages addiction free. He said that a decision to close all the liquor shops in the radius of 5 k.m. of Narmada River has been taken. He appreciated the efforts of the sangh for forming 872 groups in 255 villages besides linking 11 thousand 836 families with the groups. Shri Chouhan lauded that sangh has conducted an effective campaign against the domestic violence. He informed that 4 thousand 500 women of Hoshangabad and Betul are linked to mulberry and silk works and they have formed a Satpura Silk Production Ltd. Company. Moreover, women have carried out an exemplary work beginning craft work independently. Shri Chouhan issued directives on the occasion to hold women' public hearing every month in Betul.
CM Shri Chouhan released folder prepared by Betul Police based on Sangani Programme. President Narmada Mahila Sangh Smt. Sewanti Bai also addressed the programme .
Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, MLA Shri Hemant Khandelwal and President Nagar Palika Shri Alkesh Arya were present in the programme.
Yatra Accorded Grand Welcome in Dewas District
Bhopal:MMNN: March 8, 2017
Narmada Seva Yatra was accorded welcome enthusiastically on reaching Dewas district. Yatra was welcomed with devotions by citizens in large number on its 87th day on entering village Kanad of Dewas district situated at the border of Khargone district. Yatra Incharge Shri Pradeep Pandey, Chairman Text Book Corporation and District Incharge of Yatra Shri Raisingh Sendhav, President Jila Panchayat Shri Narendra Singh Rajput, President Janpad Bagli Smt. Nirmala Kanthali, Shri Rajesh Yadav, Collector and SP beside Public Representatives and villagers in large number took part in the yatra.
Smt. Awasthi Held Kalash
Smt. Kiran Awasthi wife of Collector Shri Anshuman Awasthi held kalash on her head on entry of yatra in the district. Collector welcomed the yatra holding yatra's flag. MLA Shri Champalal Devda administered pledge to the people regarding Narmada conservation and protection of nature.
Yatra entered village Kanad with Enthusiasm
Yatra entered village Kanad of Khandwa district. An atmosphere of enthusiasm was prevailing in the village during the entry of yatra. Villagers performed a traditional tribal dance. Women holding kalashs on their heads participated and welcomed yatra singing songs. Guests carried out plantation of Pipal, Neem, bargad and other saplings at the shore of Kanad river.
People emerged in Large Number in Udaynagar
People emerged in large number when yatra reached Udaynagar. Villagers showered flowers on Narmada flag and Kalsh. Pooja was performed at Bazar Chowk with traditional rituals. Meal was served and saplings of Tulsi were gifted to all participated in seva yatra.
Welcome Accorded by Christian Community
Pooja of Narmada kalash was performed by Sister Lincy of Rani Maria Girls High School besides Sister Pushpa Maria, Sister Filcy, Sister Dina, Sister Alfona, Father Sanjay Grewal, Father Siamond, school's teachers and students when yatra entered Udaynagar. Kalash aarti was performed and yatra was welcomed showering flowers at various places.
Rangolis Made by Girls
Attractive rangolis were prepared by Palak Rathore of class 7 and Nisha Nagar of class 4 in village Bisali to welcome yatra on entering district. They said that they are very happy to see yatra in their area.
Tableau of Maa Narmada in Pandu Talaab
An attractive tableau of Maa Narmada was prepared in village Pandu Talaab. Vilagres welcomed yatra holding palash flowers. Students holding placard related to slogans on Narmada conservation were standing to welcome yatra.
Houses Decorated in Village
Houses in village were traditionally decorated during the yatra. Designs were made by plastering houses with yellow soil and cow dung. Also road were decorated with leaves.
Yatra moves ahead after covering Pandu Talaab, Bisali, Uday nagar and other villages after its entry in village Kanad.
Singapore to assist in Global Skill Park and Smart City Project Singapore Consulate General holds discussion with CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 8, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met the Singapore Consulate General Shri Ajit Singh and held a discussion on the future investment strategies. Shri Ajit Singh said that the states of India were developing a fast pace. Madhya Pradesh is the main progressive state.
The Chief Minister said that there are many possibilities of participation of Singapore's companies in various factors in the Global Skill Park and Smart City Project. He said that the state government is agreeing to taking assistance from Singapore to give training to officials on technical issues related to trade facilitation. It is noteworthy that Singapore is providing training of this kind to other states.
Shri Ajit Singh said that there are many possibilities of participation of companies and industries of Singapore in the development of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh resides in the heart of Singapore. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Singapore is also a 'friend country' of the state from the trade and commerce point of view. The participation of both in development will bring about positive results.
The Chief Minister said that there are several factors in the smart city project that need investment and technical guidance. Singapore can help Madhya Pradesh in this regard.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary Industries Shri Mohammed Suleiman, Principal Secretary Technical Education Smt. Kalpana Shrivastava were present on the occasion.
Gramoday Abhiyan to begin from April 14
Bhopal:MMNN: March 7, 2017
The statewide Gramoday Abhiyan for the socio-economic change of villages will begin from April 14 to May 31. A one-day Mahila Gram Sabha will also be organized during the Abhiyan in which subjects related to women and children will be discussed. Gram Sabhas focusing on agriculture and different beneficiary-based schemes will also be organized separately. Reviewing the preparations of the campaign Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the campaign should have an objective. During the campaign, the focus should be on doubling of agricultural income. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present at the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the farmers should be made aware of the roadmap for doubling the agricultural income during the campaign. The Krishi Rath should go to all the gram panchayats. Micro planning of implementation of the campaign is necessary. The farmers should be told about the works that can be undertaken in the agriculture and horticulture sector. He instructed that people's representatives should be included in the programmes. All ministers in charge should take part in the gram sabha at least thrice.
It was informed at the meeting that the campaign will start on April 14. Krishi Rath will go to the gram panchayats from April 15. Kisan Sabhas will be held in 313 development blocks and krishi melas will be held in 51 districts during the campaign. Schemes related to drinking water will also be included in the campaign. Benefits will be distributed to all beneficiaries in gram panchayats in the entire state from May 22 to 31 during the campaign.
Additional Chief Secretary Shri R.S. Julania, Commissioner Agricultural Production Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretaries to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri S.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura and Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Manoj Govil were also present.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan Orders Probe into Shujalpur Rail Accident
Bhopal:MMNN: March 7, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today ordered a probe into the explosion in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Shujalpur. In addition, he also announced assistance to the injured victims.
CM Shri Chouhan instructed the Director General of Police and Forensic Science, STF and ATS officials along with their team to reach the accident spot immediately and probe into the incident. He announced financial aid of Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries and Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured victims. He instructed the officials to make proper arrangements for the treatment of the injured.
Extending his sympathies to the injured persons, Shri Chouhan wished them speedy recovery. It may be noted that a blast took place in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Shujalpur on Tuesday morning.
CM Shri Chouhan Honours Scientist Shri Kunhikrishnan with Vigyan Pratibha Samman
Bhopal:MMNN: March 6, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan honoured Director and Scientist of Satish Dhavan Space Center, Sriharikota Shri P. Kunhikrishnan with 2nd Vigyan Pratibha Samman today. It may be menioned that this award is being given by M.P. Council of Science and Technology and Vigyan Bharti since 2016.
CM Shri Chouhan greeting Shri Kunhikrishnan, said that the entire country feel pride of the feat achieved in the leadership of Shri Kunhikrishnan.
Science and spiritualism is one if pried deeply. He informed that Vaicharik Kumbh was organised in the state before the Simhastha and conptemplations were made on science and spiritualism. Referring to the contribution of Adi Shankracharya in cultural unity of India, Shri Chouhan mentioned that Vedanta Institute is being established in Omkareshwar based on the life and philosophy of Adi Shankracharya. He also informed about the world's biggest river conservation people's movement 'Narmada Seva Yatra'.
Scientist Shri Unhikrishnan appreciated the simplicity and cordiality of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. He also invited Shri Chouhan to attend the launching of Chandrayan 2018 expedition. It is to be highlighted that Shri Kunhikrishnan is the Mission Director ISRO which has set a world record by launching 104 satellite together .
Director General M.P. Council of Science and Technology Shri C.K. Patil, National General Secretary Vigyan Bharti Shri Jaikumar and others were present on the occasion.
CM with wife perform puja-archana at Shri Badhwale Ganesh temple
Bhopal:MMNN: March 6, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the Shri Badhwale Ganesh temple situated on the banks of Betwa river in Vidisha. He chanted the doha-choupai and took part in the Sundarkand path at the temple.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan took part in the yagya at the Badhwale Ganesh temple along with his wife and performed the ritual of purnahuti.
Several people's representatives, elite citizens extended their best wishes to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan on his birthday. Minister in charge Shri Bhupendra Singh, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, State Minister for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Sagar MP Shri Laxmi Narayan Yadav, Vidisha MLA Shri Kalyan Singh Thakur, Chairman Nagar Palika Shri Mukesh Tandon, officials-employees and elite citizens offered bouquets to the Chief Minister on his birthday.
Community lunch (bhandara)
People's representatives, elite citizens and others took part in the bhandara organized at Shri Badhwale Ganesh temple on the occasion of Chief Minister's birthday. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan personally distributed Prasad to the kanyas.
Develop Narmada Seva Samiti as Sanskar Kendra
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 27, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Narmada Seva Samiti should inculcate Sanskars in people. He called upon people to extend their support in the construction of a society resolved towards drug-deaddiction, educated, save daughters campaign, cleansing and purifying Ma Narmada water, planting trees and conservation of water. Shri Chouhan was talking to Sehore district's people's representatives today at his residence while forming outline of public participation programmes for Narmada Seva Yatra during its visit to Sehore district.
Referring to his experiences during the Narmada Seva Yatra, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told about the amazing support extended by the local people to the yatra. He asked the people's representatives of Sehore district that they should present the best example of public movement during the Sehore visit. Every panchayat, village and person should contribute towards the yatra. Community participation is must be it as a cultural programme or games. He said that everyone should connect with the seva samitis without any financial, social, religious and political discrimination. All should be invited for the yatra with due respect. He informed that he would stay for a night with the Yatra during its nine-day visit to Sehore.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra was a unique attempt of river conservation in the world. There has been no other river anywhere in the world for the conservation of which such a vast population has come forward to participate in its conservation. People are emotionally connecting to the Yatra. They are coming forward in the service of Ma Narmada with full devotion. Common man, farmers, Sadhus, all are expressing their complete faith and dedication towards Ma Narmada. Farmers are filling the Sankalpa Patra to plant trees. Huge community lunches (bhandara) are being organised with people's cooperation. Even Sadhus have started talking about changing pujan methods.
He said that Ma Narmada is the lifeline of the state. Thirty percent of the state's population will get drinking water and 50 per cent will be able to avail irrigation facilities from Ma Narmada, hence it is important to raise the flow of Narmada water. Government is actively assisting the people in their efforts. Works related to the river conservation have been fixed after discussion with subject experts. The government is also supporting tree plantation. To ensure cleanliness of the water, changing rooms, visarjan kund, are being constructed in the ghats. Now the Narmada water will remain free of excreta and the dirty water of the cities will now be channeled out of the city through pipes. Treatment plants will be installed which will purify this water and use it for irrigating fields.
District in Charge, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh said that the message of 'Har Har Narmade, Ghar Ghar Narmade' should be publicized everywhere. Samitis and panchayats will be awarded for their outstanding contribution during the Yatra. The information about the programmes to be held through public participation, during the Narmada Seva Yatra's visit to Sehore from March 19 to March 28 was given by MARKFED Chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargav and BJP district president Shri Raghunath Bhati. The programme was also addressed by Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Shri Shiv Choubey. The Collector gave information about the administrative arrangements during the Yatra. Divisional Commissioner Shri Ajatshatru and a large number of people's representatives were present.
Newspapers Must Give Place to Creative Works Other Than Drawbacks
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 27, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today dedicated the restoration works of Press Club in Vidisha. State Minister Shri Suryaprakash Meena, MP Shri Lakshminarayan Yadav, Kurwai MLA Shri Veer Singh Pawar, Vidisha Municipal Chairman Shri Mukesh Tandon and District Panchayat President Shri Toran Singh Dangi were also present.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that journalists of Vidisha have added to the glory of the press even in adverse conditions. The contribution of photographers also cannot be ignored. He said that creative works also should be given place in newspapers apart from shortcomings. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the good works being undertaken in society should also be published prominently by the media so that others take inspiration from them. Shri Chouhan said that Vidisha Press Club is the state's first press club where there is stay arrangement for journalists at the district level.
On the demand for a separate colony for journalists, the Chief Minister said that after inspection of a suitable place, arrangements will be made for a residential colony for journalists. He expressed his agreement at giving a place to journalists and their families under the Mukhya Mantri Teerth Darshan Yojana. Earlier senior journalist Shri Brijendra Pandey and Shri Atul Shah also addressed the gathering.
Vidisha Press Club President Shri Bharat Rajput expressed his gratitude to those who have extended their financial assistance in the restoration works of the Press Club.
The Press Club President presented shawls and shreephals to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and other guests.
Meeting Hall dedicated
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the newly constructed Meeting Hall of Vidisha Nagar Palika.
Kanara Ground Inspected
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inspected the Kanara ground, he said that the ground should be kept secure for cricket only so that the Ranji Trophy match can be easily organised here in future.
Shri Chouhan advised making use of the land marked separately for Indoor Stadium in Vidisha. Canara Cricket Club Secretary Shri Sandeep Singh Dongar informed about the work undertaken for restoration and pavilion for Kanara ground.
Minister Dr. Shejwar Participates in Yatra on 75th Day in Dhar District
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 25, 2017
Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar along with wife participated in 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva yatra on its 75th day in Koteshwar of Dhar district. He performed Aarti of Maa Narmada and undertook plantation. Chairman Child Protection Commission Shri Raghvendra Sharma, Former MLA Shri Mukamsingh Kirade, villagers and devotees in large number were present on the occasion.
Jan-Sanvad programmes were held at Nisarpur and Kadmal during the yatra. A short play was staged by the students of Nisarpur village focusing cleanliness and to prevent Narmada river from pollution. Jan-Sanvad focusing organic farming held at village Kadmal.
Minister Dr. Shejwar said that Yatra has been started by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for conservation of lifeline Maa Narmada. The yatra started on last December 11 from Amarkantak will culminate at Amarkantak on May 11. He further mentioned that this yatra has become an example of river conservation in the entire world.
Dr. Shejwar further stated that Maa Narmada is the foundation of our life. It provides water for electricity, drinking and irrigation. Our faith and beliefs are attached to it. He said that it is our responsibility to save Maa Narmada from pollution and to conserve it. We are fortunate for getting an opportunity to serve Maa Narmada, he added.
Moreover, Dr. Shejwar shed light on establishment of sewage treatment plants in big cities and towns to prevent Maa Narmada from pollution, plantation schemes on both the banks of river, to quit open defecation, construction of toilets in houses, construction of Muktidhams and schemes related to construction of separate kunds for idols and poojan material immersion. He also informed that no liquor shops will be opened in the radius of 5.5 k.m on both the banks of Narmada River. Dr. Shejwar also administered pledge to the villagers towards de-addiction and Beti Bachao.
Jan-Sanvad on Organic farming
Information in detail was given by agriculture experts on the ill effects towrads use of chemical fertlisers in village Kadmal. Farmers were told to adopt organic farming. Chairman Child Protection Commission Shri Raghvendra Sharma also expressed his views. Shri Mukamsingh Kirade in local dialect explained the issues in detail related to Narmada River conservation.
Plantation was carried out by the guests in Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Memorial Forest in Nisarpur. Giving warm reception to the yatra, Kalash yatra was set out at Nisarpur, Kadmal, Chikhalda and Khaparkheda.
PR Minister Dr. Mishra Gives Blessings in Group Marriage Ceremony at Badoni
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 25, 2017
Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Afairs Dr. Narottam Mishra blessed newly wedded couples in Group Marriage Ceremony of Kushwaha Community at Nagar Parishad Badoni of district Datia.
Praying for happy and prosperous married life of the couples, Dr. Mishra said that this unique programme of the community is worth exemplary. He garlanded the statue of Jayoti Ba Rao Phule. Moreover, Dr. Mishra also presented gift of house hold items to the newly wedded couples.
Dr. Mishra participated in Shivratri Mahotsav reaching Agro Solvad . He performed Pooja -Archana and Abhishek of Lord Shiva in Shiva Temple. Later on, Dr. Shejwar participated in T-20 cricket tournament at Badoni triangle.
Community Claims of Forest Areas to be Examined
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 24, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the community claims of forest Areas will be examined. State government does not want any eligible beneficiary to remain deprived of the benefits of the government schemes. Gramoday Abhiyan will be organised from April 14 to May 31. The campaihgn aims at benefitting each and every villager.
He said the Forest Rights pattas have been given to 2.32 lakh families. The claims will be re-examined so as to ensure that no beneficiary is denied the benefits. Shri Chouhan was addressing the training programme of Ekta Parishad at Gandhi Bhavan premises today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the state is probably the first state where all have residential land. Multi-storeyed buildings will be made available for residential purpose taking into account the less land availability in urban areas. He said that pattas have been given to people who have been staying at the same place for long. More than five lakh people have been benefitted in the last one year. This work will continue till all do not get pattas. In this connection a law will also be brought in the Vidhan Sabha session.
He said that decision to grant representation to voluntary organisations in the Land-Rights Commission will be considered. He laid stress on the right to land besides importance of education. He gave information about the scheme for payment of fees for higher education to brilliant students by the government. He said that houses will be made available to five lakh families this year.
Coordinator Ekta Parishad Shri O.Rajagopal extended his congratulations on the formation of the Lok Seva Guarantee Kanoon, Land Commission and Happiness Department. It was informed at the meeting that heads of Parishads of 20 districts are taking part in the training programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan performs Aarti of mother Narmada in Koteshwar
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 24, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shiivraj Singh Chouhan performed evening Aarti of mother Narmada at village Koteshwaar with Bhajan singer Sushri Anuradha Podwal. After the Aarti, the Chief Minister administered resolution to devotees for serving mother Narmada. Sushri Anuradha Podwal presented Bhajans based on 'Narmadashthak'.
Shri Chouhan listened Bhajans presented by Sushri Anuradha Podwal and himself presented a Bhajan on the devotees' demand. The Chief Minister performed puja at ancient Lord Shiva Temple and prayed for happiness in the state. After Aarti, addressing the people, the Chief Minister appreciated villages for giving donation of over Rs one crore for Ghat construction.
They were present
Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, Member of Parliament Smt Savitri Thakure, MLA Smt Ranjana Baghel, Smt Neena Verma, Shri Velsingh Bhuria, Shri Kalusingh Patel Vice-Chairman of Jan Abhiyan Parishad, Shri Pradip Pandey, Shri Shiv Chobey, Narmada Seva Yatra In-Charge Shri Vishnudutta Sharma, 1008 Shri Ayodhyadas Ji Maharaj and devotees were present.
Indore Gets Gift of Small Passport Service Center
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 23, 2017
A big gift was presented to 15 districts of Indore and Ujjain divisions in the form of small Passport services center at Indore today. Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the passport center. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presided over the programme. Union Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. V.K. Singh was present on the occasion as a special guest. Passport services center has started functioning immediately after its inauguration. Most awaited demand of Malvanchal is fulfilled through establishment of this center. This center will facilitate benefit to the applicants of 15 districts. Every day 100 appointments will be issued in the beginning and later on appointments will be increased according to the demand. Center has been made to process 600 to 700 applications. This small center will function like passport service center and after examining the application, approval process will be completed in a single working day.
Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan said that establishment of center is a good result of constant efforts. She mentioned that Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj has played an important role for establishing this center. Also initiative is being taken to make Indore Airport an International Airport. Long awaited demand of the citizens has been fulfilled by establishing small passport center at Indore.
CM Shri Chouhan expressed gratitude towards the Union Government besides Lok Sabha Speaker for the center. He mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is getting new facilities with the efforts of the Union Government. He further mentioned that Passport center at Bhopal was established in 1978 with the efforts of the Shri Atal Bihari Bajpai when he was Union Minister for External Affairs. After a long interval, the small passport center has been established at Indore with the efforts of the Union Government. CM Shri Chouhan informed that Union Government has decided to open passport centers at Jabalpur, Gwalior, Satna and Vidisha of Madhya Pradesh. Efforts will be made to open such centers in other cities of the state too. All possible support will be provided by the state government to establish these centers. Expansion of passport service centers is the need of the hour, he added.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. V.K. Singh stated that passport service is an important requirement of the common citizens. Efforts are being made towards expansion of passport service centers to fulfill the need. New passport centers in big numbers are being opened. Passport service centers at Jabalpur, Gwalior, Vidisha and Satna will be opened in the form of pilot project. Also efforts are being undertaken to render passport services through main post offices of the districts. Passport service has been made in public interest by bringing transparency in the works of passport services. Work related to passport is being made totally online and the time period has been reduced drastically for obtaining a passport.
Secretary Union Ministry for External Affairs Shri Gyaneshwar Muley informed that only 6 to 7 crore of people possess passport in the entire country at present. One to One crore 25 lakh passports annually are being made in the country. Work to make passport is being carried out on Saturday and Sunday also.
Smt. Sumitra Mahajan and other guests handed over a key of the house constructed by Indore Development Authority as symbolic to the wife of Martyr late Shri Gyaneshwar Nagar on the occasion.
The guests inaugurated the center cutting ribbon. They inspected the building and apprised themselves about the services available for the citizens. Mayor Smt. Malini Gour, President Jila Panchayat Sushri Kavita Patidar, Chairman Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani, MLAs Shri Sudershan Gupta, Shri Mahendra Hardiya and Shri Manoj Patel graced the occasion.
Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan to be Organised Twice in a Year
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 23, 2017
From now on the Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan will be organised twice in a year, once during admission time and second time in the middle of the academic session. Special Shiksha Gram Sabha will be organised in all villages under the Gramoday Abhiyan. On the same day, Ward Shiksha Sabha will be organised in the cities.
These decisions were taken during a review meeting taken by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today. School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, State Minister for School Education Shri Deepak Joshi and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present during the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issued instructions at the meeting to pay special attention to the training of teachers. Suggestions should be taken from the teachers to improve quality of education. Those who have extended their support in the Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan will be thanked. All ministers and MLAs should adopt one school each under the Abhiyan. He said he will go to any one school twice every month. Inspiring books with good literature should be made available in the schools.
Bal Sabhas in schools must be made multipurpose and annual function celebrations should be organised in all the schools. School Management Committee meetings must be held regularly. People should be persuaded to connect with their schools.
It was informed that one lakh 92 thousand 260 volunteers visited the schools under the Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan on February 18. Several volunteers gave books and other related material to the schools. The School Education Department has chalked out a plan to rope in these volunteers for the assistance in extra-curricular activities.
Material worth Rs 3 crore 21 lakh has been acquired by the schools under the Vidyalaya Uphaar Yojana. Among those who were present at the meeting were Principal Secretary duo to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Varnawal and Shri S.K. Mishra, Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gaud Mukherji and departmental officers.
Conservation of Lifeline Maa Narmada is Must
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 22, 2017
'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra on its 72nd day entered village Kawda of Dhar district from Alirajpur today. Yatra was welcomed by Minister incharge of Dhar district Shri Antar Singh Arya and Former Minister and MLA Smt. Ranjana Baghel. Moreover the Yatra was accorded grand welcome by large number of men and women at the border of Dhar district. Yatra started from its destination place reached village Rampur and Jalwat. A tribal dance group of Bhil tribals in colourful attires was leading the yatra.
Minister incharge of district Shri Antar Singh Arya was holding the Narmada flag and MLA Smt. Ranjana Baghel was holding the kalash. Addressing the Jan-Sanvad at village Kawda, Shri Arya said that Narmada seva yatra is being conducted with an objective to create awareness among the people towards Narmada River. Participation of all is must in this. This will keep Maa Narmada clean and pious.
Smt. Ranjana Baghel mentioned that Maa Narmada is our life line. Beside us Maa Narmada also take care of animals and birds of the state. Therefore, it is our responsibility to conserve Maa Narmada necessarily. Narmada river must not be exploited. This yatra is a public welfare yatra. All the sections of the society beside Sant-Mahatmas, Seers and devotees are taking part in this yatra, she added.
Emphasis was laid on adoption of organic farming during Jan-Sanvad held at village Jalwat. Day by day increase in use of chemical fertilisers is reducing the land fertility. Hence, in this situation we should adopt our traditional method of farming. This was suggested by the officers of the agriculture department.
Chief of Core Group of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Amit Shah shed light in detail on the objectives of Narmada seva yatra. Pledge towards environment conservation, organic farming, to make village free of open defecation, to undertake fruits and umbrageous plantation and to keep Maa Narmada clean and pious was administered to the villagers by the Yatra Incharge Shri B.D. Sharma.
President Janpad Panchayat Shri Jaideep Patel, Vice President Jila Panchayat Shri Kalyan Singh, Former MLA Shri Mukam Singh Kirade, Shri Manish Bhargava, Shri Suresh Soni and villagers in large number were present on the occasion. Yatra will cover its next destinations Dekcha, Jamda and Dharmrai on February 22.
PR minister Dr. Mishra condoles demise of senior journalist Shri A.P. Gupta
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 22, 2017
Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs minister Dr. Narottam Mishra condoled the demise of senior journalist Shri Ayodhya Prasad Gupta. Shri Ayodhya Prasad Gupta passed away on Monday.
Minister Dr. Mishra said that Shri Ayodhya Prasad Gupta did memorable work for news agency Press Trust of India and different newspapers.
Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra prayed to God to rest peace to late Shri Gupta and give strength to his family members to bear this grief.
Prime Minister Shri Modi on Short Visit to Khajuraho
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 21, 2017
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reached Khajuraho on a short visit today. He was welcomed at the Khajuraho air base by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Minister of State (independent charge) for Backward Class and Minority Welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav, designated Minister in waiting by the State government, with bouquet.
Prime Minister Shri Modi reached Khajuraho air base at 11 in the morning from where he proceeded to Urai (Uttar Pradesh) by helicopter.
Among those who were present were MP Shri Virendra Khatik, MLAs Sarvashri Manvendra Singh, R.D. Prajapati, Smt. Rekha Yadav and Pushpendranath Pathak, Bundelkhand Development Authority deputy chairman Shri Vijay Bahadur Singh Bundela, District Panchayat President Shri Rajesh Prajapati, Shri Pushpendra Pratap Singh, Nagar Palika Chairman Smt. Archana Singh and other public representatives.
Prime Minister Shri Modi was welcomed by I.G. Shri Satish Kumar Saxena, D.I.G. Shri K.C Jain, Collector Shri Ramesh Bhandari, Superintendent of Police Shri Lalit Shakyvar and other administrative officials.
Yatra carries message for river cleanliness and conservation
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 21, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the prime objective of Narmada Seva Yatra is to spread message to every person for river conservation, cleanliness and environment protection. He said that the yatra has achieved its success and awareness has been brought for river conservation across the state along with people living in both banks of Narmada river. Shri Chouhan was addressing Jan Samvad programme during 'Namami Devi Narmade' - Seva Yatra today in village Chhaktala of Alirajpur district.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the campaign is for enriching the ancient river and lifeline of the state. It was necessary for success of the campaign that there should be public participation. Narmada river has given everything to the state. In ancient scriptures, Narmada has been described holy river like Ganga. This is giving salvation and life. He said that because of tree felling on the banks of the river, seepage has stopped in the river which used to be from trees there. We all will have to contribute for its protection and conservation.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that trees providing shadow and fruits will be planted on both the sides of the river in one km radius. The farmers, who will plant fruit-bearing trees on private land, will be given Rs 20,000 financial help. Three years after when the trees will provide fruits, fruits routes will be developed. Toilets are being constructed in each house in villages on the banks of Narmada for making river banks holy and cleaned. Treatment plants are being installed to curb flow of drainage water. Liquor shops located in five km area from Narmada bank will be closed down after March 31. Steps will be taken for prohibition in entire state. He administered resolution for de-addiction completely and called upon village masses not to cause dirt in Narmada river. Crematorium would be constructed for last rites to be carried out in Narmada river. Changing rooms will be constructed at each Ghat on the Narmada river.
Referring 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padao' campaign, the Chief Minister said that legal provision will be made for capital punishment to accused involved in atrocities with girls. The government will make efforts in this regard.
Patanjali School to be Opened in Alirajpur District
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said that a Patanjali school will be opened in Alirajpur district in which 2 thousand children will be given admissions. Also products of farmers who wish to establish aloe vera, anvala (gooseberry) and herbal plants will be purchased by the Patanjali. Baba Ramdev said that addiction is the root cause of destruction. Addiction destroys human body. He also taught merits of yoga from the dais to the citizens present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan announced to bring Narmada water through pipeline in village Chhaktala. He said that renovation of Kajal Mata Mandir which is a center of faith and devotion will be carried out. Also beautification of mandir will be undertaken. Shri Chouhan begun Jan-Sanvad programme with Kanya Poojan. He performed poojan by washing feet of the girls on the occasion.
Earlier to this, CM Shri Chouhan along with his wife participated in Narmada Seva Yatra at village Chhaktala. Smt. Sadhna Singh was holding Narmada kalash and Shri Chouhan was holding Narmada flag. Baba Ramdev, Jain Muni Lokesh Muni, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Shri B.D. Sharma, MLAs Shri Nagar Singh Chouhan and Shri Madhav Singh Dabar were present in the yatra.
Citizens, women and children in large numbers of Maharashtra and Gujarat borderline Boorma, Kavda, Gaampur, Jalbath villages and Sondwa tahsil of Madhya Pradesh were present in village Chhktala. 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra was accorded grand welcome at Bhopaliya, Kathwad, Madhu Pallavi and Silota villages. The next destination of yatra is village Umrali.
Poor Families do not take Loan Now for Marriage of their Daughters
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 20, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah Yojna is proved successful to eliminate social evils and to solemnise marriages of daughters of poor families. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Group Marriage Function and dedication programme of developemnt works at Sendhwa of Badwani district today. He gave blessings to 1151 newly wedded couples and dedicated development works costing Rs. 29 crore 13 lakh on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah yojna has been appreciated in the entire country and it has been adopted by other states. This proved the worthiness and significance of the scheme. He mentioned that poor families do not take loan now for marriages of their daughters.
Shri Chouhan gave blessings to 25 newly wedded Muslim Couples and to other 1126 newly wedded couples whose marriages are performed under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah Yojna. Moreover, Shri Chouhan presented a mango sapling to each groom and a sapling of Guava to each bride. He also dedicated 13 development works costing Rs. 29 lakh during the programme.
Shri Chouhan dedicated Civil Hospital building worth Rs. 5 crore, Government Polytechnic College building costing Rs. 7 crore 87 lakh, administrative building of Sendhwa Municipality costing Rs. 2 crore, 30 bed Varla Hospital building built at a cost of Rs. 2 crore 8 lakh and Sub Health Centres of Umarti, Pajriya, Vinayiki, Kalikundi, Dhamariya and Dhawda built at cost of Rs. 20 lakh each. Moreover Shri Chouhan dedicated Pisnaval Barrage worth Rs. 4 crore 7 lakh Naktirani Barrage costing Rs. 3 crore 91 lakh and Thigli Barrage built at a cost of Rs. 3 crore 81 lakh. This Barrage will facilitate irrigation on 790 hectare land of this area. Furthermore Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of 132/33 k.v.a elctricity sub-center to be built at Shahpura.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made several announcements on demand of Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Antarsingh Arya. These announcements include starting college in Balwadi from next academic session, to release Rs. 5 crore for Sendhwa Municipality separately, construction of rest house in Sendhwa town, provision of irrigation facility through lift irrigation from Narmada river wherever possible in the district, construction of boundary wall of Dushhera ground Sendhwa, construction of barrages on rivers of Sonkhedi, Dugani, Rojanimaal and Mehatgaon, upgradation of Sendhwa Middle School no. 3 to High School, construction of culverts at Jhopal, Goi-Nihali road, Sendhwa-Varla road, Kolki to Solwan road, culvert on Goi river in Ghudchaal, on Sirvale Kharak river, on Dugani river and on Dhavli Tanda river, starting of girls high schools in Dhanora and Balwadi, upgradation of Malvan High school to Higher secondary school and constructionof 33/11 k.v. electricity subcenters in Dhavli and Gwadi.
MP and State President B.J.P. Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Antarsingh Arya, Chairman M.P. Housing and Infrastructure Development Board Shri Krishna Murari Moghe, MP Shri Subhash Patel and MLA Shri Diwan singh were present in the programme.
Adopting Good Qualities Makes A Person Noble
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 20, 2017
Students of Government Sanjay Gandhi Middle School had the opportunity to learn their lesson through poems, maths and enjoyed listening to educative stories with morals when the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the school as a teacher on Saturday. He not only narrated inspiring stories but also solved their problems in Mathematics.
Through his teaching he not only generated a feeling of confidence among the students but also the energy and enthusiasm to do the best in life. He taught them the lesson of how to become devoted to the nation and grow up as responsible citizens.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan spent nearly one and a half hour teaching the children. He mixed up easily with the children and gave them big lessons through his small examples which generated enthusiasm among them. Shri Chouhan reached the school and played the role of a teacher brilliantly under the statewide Mil-Banche Campaign, so as to create understanding and will among the children to study earnestly. The Government Sanjay Gandhi Middle School is the same school where Shri Chouhan attained education from Class VI to VIII. Inspiring the students, the Chief Minister said that adopting good qualities in one's life make you a great and a noble person.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children that education is the most effective medium to keep one's point with utmost understanding and in an impressive manner. He explained the importance of one's hold on language and education in building one's life through examples of his own student life. He not only told the children about the importance of obeying one's guru but also narrated the story of Aaruni's gurubhakti and inspiring incidents related to Chandrashekhar Azad who laid down his life for the country. He told to the children inspiring incidents related to the life of Mahatma Gandhi and Yudhishthir who are known to have always followed the path of truth.
Chilren Learn Lesson on Patriotism
Chief Minister made the children read out stories from their textbooks and discussed the morals behind it. He filled the children with the emotions of love for the country through 'Pushpa ki Abhilasha'. He reminded them about the freedom fighters who struggled for the independence of the country and the martyrs who laid down their lives in the process. He inspired them to construct the India of their dreams.
Shri Chouhan explained to the children how confidence was the basis of one's personality. Never hesitate to tell the truth. The Chief Minister also had a question-answer session with the children. He encouraged them to respect one's elders, parents and gurus. He stressed on the need to make continuous efforts to overcome one's weakness. Citing his own example he told the children how he feared the subject Mathematics. He said that he spoke very slowly. He expressed his gratitude to his teachers who helped him overcome his shortcomings.
Chief Minister Listens to Children's Stories
The Chief Minister made the children read the chapters from their textbooks as intended under the Mil-Banche Campaign. Gauravi Vishwakarma, a student, read the story of Rammo and Kallo. Deepu Malviya read out the life of Shivaji while a Class II student Santosh said the prayer. During the prayer, Shri Chouhan said God should always be remembered. He said that the whole world is controlled by one Supreme power and we remember this Supreme power by different names. He asked student Deepak Bhadouria to add, student Santoshi to subtract and Priyanka to solve a multiplication sum. He listened to stories narrated by the children in order to refine their art of conversation so that they learn from inspirational incidents. He also made the morals behind the stories clear. Student Nitin, through his story of parrots gave the moral not to learn anything by cramming and mugging up like parrots. Class VI student Suhani Rajoria narrated a story about a youth's who laid down his life to save the lives of others.
Children Should Make Efforts to Become Better
Shri Chouhan called upon the children to make efforts to attain knowledge to serve the country and the world. He urged them to live such a life that their parents, teachers and country are proud of them. He urged them to make attempts to smoothen their good qualities and strive to improve. Citing his own example he said that he would go on education tours from school, he would always try to assist other students and teachers and he continued to move forward with such feelings.
Develop good qualities in life
He said that a personality with cleanliness, truth, respect and love has an aura. He said whatever good you read you should try to adopt in life. Always strive to improve by working to remove your shortcomings. He said to the children to consider the entire world as one family and work towards their welfare as per Indian culture. This is mine, this is yours, this is not the right way of thinking. Dharma means good things and Adharma is all that is evil and wrong. This is why Indian culture says Dharma always wins and Adharma is destroyed.
The Chief Minister released the school magazine Navankur and gave away gifts to the children. The vote of thanks was proposed by the school cabinet prime minister Priyanka Kumhare.
People from all classes participated in the Mil-Banche programme which was held to increase knowledge and the understanding about language among students. More than two lakh people of every walk of life were taught one lakh, 12 thousand 73 primary and middle schools of the state under this statewide programme. Among those who took part in the programme include ministers, MLAs, public representatives, officials, social workers, retired officers, engineers, doctors, former students and people from all walks of life.
Revenue Minister Shri Gupta Participates in Seva Yatra in Badwani District
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 18, 2017
Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Umashankar Gupta participated in 'Namami Devi Narmade'-Seva Yatra on 69th day of yatra in Badwani district. Shri Gupta reached village Pipri on Friday morning and after performing pooja archana of Narmada kalash and flag joined yatra accompanied by several seva yatris.
Moreover Shri Gupta accompanied by local representatives, administrative officers, seva yatris administered pledge to the devotees at Pipri and Bagud villages for their cooperation towards Narmada river conservation, to undertake plantation to conserve environment and de-addiction.
Badwani Should be Known for Horticulture
Yatris, Narmada kalash and flag were accorded remarkable welcome in villages. Villagers offering sugarcane and other fruits juice produced locally welcomed the yatris. Minister Shri Gupta said that a dense fruit plantation will be carried out in one k.m. strip of these villages situated on the bank of River Narmada and Badwani district will be known among the future generation as horticulture district. On one hand farmers will become prosper on the other water, forest and land on the banks of Maa Narmada will be conserved.
Minister Shri Gupta Planted Fruit Saplings
During the seva yatra, Shri Gupta together with plantation guests and yatris undertook fruits plantation on the land of farmers beside Narmada Parikarma Path and at village Pipri. He planted guava and coconut saplings on the occasion.
Chairman Women Commssion also participates in Narmada Parikarma
Chairman State Women Commission Smt. Lata Vankhede and Member Smt. Surya Chouhan also took part in Narmada Seva yatra at village Bagud on Friday.
These were present in Seva Yatra
MP Shri Subhash Patel, Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Ranchhod Patel and villagers in large number participated in the yatra.
State Govt. will make every effort, that is needed to removed difficulties of poor
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 18, 2017
Finance minister Shri Jayant Mallaiya said that the state government will make every effort that is needed to remove difficulties of poor class. He said that state government has given special attention on education to children. State government will avail loan without interest for study. Finance minister Shri Mallaiya was distributing LPG connections under Pradhanmantri Ujjawala Yojana in village Khajri of Damoh district today.
Finance minister Shri Mallaiya said that LPG connections are being distributed to 1.82 lakh beneficiaries in Damoh district. Finance minister Shri Mallaiya distributed 30 LPG connections in village Khajri. The Finance Minister said that state government is providing LPG connections to five crore beneficiaries of poor class under Ujjawala Yojana across the country. Finance minister said that residential patta (right) will be given to every eligible person in the district.
State government is fast working on scheme to provide house to every person by the year 2022. Shri Mallaiya informed villagers about Mukhyamantri Swasthya Seva Shivir to be held on February 20 in Damoh. He said that renowned medical experts will present in the camp. Facility for treatment to cancer, kidney and heart patients will be given in the camp. The Finance Minister dedicated two cement-concrete roads in the village.
Participated in Youth Parliament
Finance Minister Shri Jayant Mallaiya and Member of Parliament Shri Prahlad Patel today participated in Youth Parliament in Government PG College, Damoh. Pt Kunjilal Dubey Sansdiya Vidyapeeth, Bhopal organised the parliament. Finance Minister said that youth parliament is the future parliament of the country. Youths will get information about governing system through parliamentary process. He appreciated the programme.
Budget Session an Opportunity to Showcase Government Works
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 17, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Vidhan Sabha budget session was the appropriate opportunity to make public aware of public welfare and development works.
He said that the Parliament was also made aware of the achievements of the government through the different modes of Vidhan Sabha. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the preparations of the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha budget session at the Mantralaya today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Vidhan Sabha decided the accountability of the government. Complete information with utmost seriousness and care should be made available to the Vidhan Sabha. All information should be sent within the time limit.
Information should include facts and analysis. He directed to ensure that the bills to be presented in the forthcoming session in the Vidhan Sabha should be presented within the prescribed time limit.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed the preparations after a discussion with principal secretaries of 50 departments. He reviewed department wise pending zero-hour, questions obtained, assurance and clauses of the accounts committee.
Target to provide Water through Nal-Jal to Each House
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 17, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that water will be provided to each house of the state through Nal-Jal (Pipeline). Roadmap must be prepared for this. He directed the officials to initiate action making time table. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the Public Health Engineering department at Mantralaya today. Minister for Public Helath Engineering Sushri Kusum Mehdele and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present in the meeting.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that works should be completed within time limit. Transparency and quality must be maintained in the working process. He directed the officials to undertake tender works making time table under the surface water supply schemes. Keeping in view the ensuing summer season, he emphasised need on advance arrangements for supply of potable water. Shri Chouhan further said that survey regarding potable water difficulties and water sources should be conducted.
He directed to review the potable water projects in floride affected areas. Moreover CM Shri Chouhan congratulated the department to became first in redressing the grievances received on CM helpline.
It is informed in the meeting that an action plan has been prepared to solve the potable water problems for less rain affected areas. Solar schemes of tap water (Nal Jal) will be implemented in areas situated at heights and hilly regions. Availability of spare parts and riser pipes have been enusred, special mobile team to maintain hand pumps and a grievances redressal cell has been formed.
New 8 thousand hand pumps will be installed from April to June months in the current year. An amount of Rs. 1200 crore will be spent on rural potable water programme. Moreover, ongoing 20 group water schemes will be completed by March 2018. Six schemes worth Rs. One thousand 211 crore and 9 schemes costing Rs. 4,512 crore with financial assistance of NABARD and N.D.B. respectively are proposed to be implemented.
CM Shri Chouhan Along with Wife performs Aaarti of Maa Narmada
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 16, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed sandhya aarti of Maa Narmada, along with his wife in village Mohipura of Badwani district. Bhajan singer Shri Anoop Jalota was also present on this occasion.
The Chief Minister administered pledge for service of Maa Narmada to devotees. After aarti, Sadhvi Pragya Bharati aand Shri Anoop Jalota presented bhajans on Narmadasthak.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan paid tributes to Mahantgiri Shri Amurtanand at his samadhi place and prayed for happiness in the state by performing puja at ancient Lord Shiva temple
Chief Minister appreciates fountain show and kakar fire show
The Chief Minister appreciated fountain show in which over 1000 gas baloons were flown in the air and presentation of fire show demonstrating the shape of 'Namami Devi Narmade'.
Chief Minister gives Neg to girls
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave neg (donation) to girls depicting the Maa Narmada.
Water Transportation to begin in 100 km distance in Narmada river
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 16, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that water transportation will be started in 100 km distance in Narmada River. He said that liquor shops located in five km radius from Narmada banks will be closed down after March 31. Shri Chouhan said that vehicles to be used for illegal sand excavation will be confiscated now. Shri Chouhan was addressing Jan Samvad programme in village Mohipura of Badwani district today during Namami Devi Narmade Seva Yatra. With his wife, he received the yatra and welcomed the Yatris.
Chhattisgarh Bhora Girl and Community Member will also Participate in Yatra
The Chief Minister felicitated Sushri Neha Parvin, who arrived from Chhattisgarh. The girl of Bohra community is participating in the Yatra along with her society people, taking the 'Dhwaj' and 'Kalash'.
Animal Husbandry and Environment Minister, Shri Antar Singh Arya, Member of Parliament Shri Subhash Patel, Chairman of Scheduled Caste Commission and Yatra in-charge, Shri Bhupendra Arya, water expert from Maharashtra Shri Suresh Khatapurkar, Dr. Subodh Sharma of Nepal, MLA Shri Devi Singh Patel, citizens and public representatives were present in the programme.
Underlining the importance of Narmada river, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Narmada river is heart line of the country. This is life stream of culture. Many civilizations and cultures originated on the banks of the river. Mother Narmada covers 1000 km distance after originating from Amarkantak and till its culmination in the Arabian Sea. 39 rivers out of its 41 tributaries are in borders of Madhya Pradesh. Around 30 percent population of Madhya Pradesh resides on the banks of this river. He said that's why it is responsibility of all that we protect the mother Narmada and make it pollution-free with its expansion and conserve it for next generation.
CM said that the Yatra, aiming at protection and cleanliness of the river has now become a public movement. The efforts to convey importance of trees are becoming successful. People now understand that we should not defecate in open and adopt 'save girl-educate them' theme. Shri Chouhan said that plantation on both sides of the river will not only clean the air but it will give source of additional income. He said that resolution for prohibition administered in Jan Samvad programme, has wide impact. Decision has been taken to ban plastic bags. Shri Chouhan said that Rs 20,000 per hectare grant for three years and 40 percent assistance in cost will be given for plantation on farmers' land in one km distance from the river's bank. He said that like milk route, fruit routes will be developed and the government will provide subsidy for this.
The Chief Minister said that water is being supplied to every farm of farmers in Badwani district through canal. He said that Badwani district will become 'Bagwani' district further. The Chief Minister participated in the yatra in Mohipura before this programme and performed Maha-Aarti on the mother Narmada's bank. Chairman of Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Chobey also addressed the programme.
The Yatra was resumed from village Lohara of Badwani district today and reached Mohipura, passing through Kirmohi, Keshavpura and other villages. People welcomed the Yatra by showering flowers.
Metro Mirror - Forward India Forum and Deeshanjali celebrated Valentine's Day at ApnaGhar
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 15, 2017
Metro Mirror, Forward India Forum & Deeshanjali members celebrated Valentine's Day at the ApnaGhar oldage Home. On this occassion the inmates cut the cake and Biscuit packets were distributed.
Mrs. Madhuri Mishra who founded and managing the ApnaGhar introduced the inmates and some of the inmates recited poems and done Acting to propose the elder Woman. The inmates include the Judge and a doctor abandoned by their family.
Mrs. Mishra told to MetroMirror, "we enjoy the company of elderly people and live as a big family. My husband, daughter and Bahu all help me to manage the ApnaGhar".
Dr. Anoop Swarup and Mr. Shiv Harsh Suhalka presented a shawl to Mrs. Mishra as a token of respect to her efforts to keep the inmates hapy and healthy.
On this occasion Deeshanjali founder Mr. Vijay Patidar, Mr. Vikas Saxena and the Volunteers were present.
Approval to Four Irrigation Projects of State
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 15, 2017
Cabinet meeting held at Pachmarhi under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave approval to four irrigation projects of 18 thousand 360 hectare area. Beside this approval was given to Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity project to reduce distance and to provide better approach road to facilitate market, health centres, education centres and industrial area etc. to the rural population.
While giving approval to irrigation projects, cabinet has given administrative sanction of Rs. 310.03 crore to Chhitakhudri Medium Irrigation Project of Jabalpur. This will facilitate irrigation on 8920 hectare area. Similarly, approval of Rs. 69 crore was given for Koteshwar (Imlipada) Minor irrigation project of Ratlam to increase irrigation capacity on 1995 hectare area.
Moreover, approval of Rs. 162 crore was given for Kaith Medium irrigation project of Sagar. This will provide irrigation facility on 5135 hectare area. Twenty one villages of Rahli block of Sagar district will be benefitted by this project . Administrative sanction of Rs. 104 crore was provided for Bhavsa medium irrigation project of Burhanpur to increase irrigation facility on 2310 hectare area. These four irrigation projects will increase irrigation capacity on a total 18 thousand 360 hectare area in the state.
Furthermore, the cabinet has given approval to upgrade 10 thousand k.m. roads into tar roads from the roads constructed under the Mukhyamantri Rural Road project and approval for construction of 510 k.m. new roads for which 505 million U.S. dollars assistance received from the World bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment bank.
The condition has been laid with this project that 5 thousand population must be benefitted on the basis of census 2011 and 50 percent distance must be reduced to facilitate market, health centres, education centers and industral area to the villagers of the last point of the new roads. The project will be implemented by Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority. The project will be completed within two years .
State Tops in Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 15, 2017
Out of 74 thousand 915 kilometres rural roads approved under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), about 63 thousand 212 kilometres roads have been completed. An expenditure of Rs 17 thousand 432 crores out of approved funds of Rs 22 thousand 871 crores was incurred. Madhya Pradesh tops the list in implementation of the scheme as per the status of expenditure incurred, among other states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar.
Under this scheme, the approval of roads was obtained with the help of ADB. ADB appreciated and awarded the state in 'Rural Road Project' for construction and good quality of roads. The state was honoured at the national level with the 'CIDC Vishwakarma Award 2016' for maintenance of these roads constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. This maintenance policy has been lauded at the national level.
The state government is making use of the plastic waste that is harmful for the environment in the construction of the roads. The state is playing an important role in keeping the state free from plastic waste through its successful experiment under the Swachch Bharat Mission. So far 800 tonnes of plastic waste has been made use of in the construction of nearly 1600 kilometre road.
The state government acquired an approval of Rs 19 thousand 362 crores for the construction of 15 thousand 424 roads (61 thousand 235 kms long) in the last 11 years (April 2005 to March 2016) under the Pradhan Mantri Sadak Yojana. Roads have been constructed for all eligible settlements selected with a view to provide connectivity to settlements with 250 populace, under the guidelines for implementation of the scheme in 88 development blocks included in the Schedule- 5 out of 313 development blocks of the state. A large number of people belonging to the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and backward class community have been benefited.
The roads constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana have facilitated the villagers from health, education, trade and particularly agricultural point of view. The agriculturists are now able to sell his agricultural produce directly at the Krishi Upaj Mandi and is benefiting from it. This has provided relief from mediators and also put a check on migration of the rural public to a great extent. The construction of these roads has made the life of the villagers easier besides improving their standard of living and making them economically developed.
Simhastha Has Influenced Entire World
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 14, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed the Simhastha Seva Samman awards at his residence today. He honoured total 174 persons including political leaders and officers for Simhastha works on the stage. He presented medals to all of them.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Simhastha event has left and indelible imprint on the entire world. It is appreciated all over, the credit of which goes to political leaders and all small and big officers and employees. They have given their best performance and contribution in whatever responsibility they were entrusted with. He said that the Simhastha-2016 was an amazing event in which eight crore devotees participated compared to an estimated five crore devotees. The event was magnificent and outstanding. He mentioned the various challenged faced in organizing the event. The event was a huge success owing to the best performance of each and every member of the team. Mentioning the natural calamity during the event, he said that it was indeed astonishing that the arrangements were rearranged at a fast pace. The structure of basic facilities created in Ujjain is amazing. He said that social acceptance of good work is a must. This programme was organized only to highlight the government's gesture.
Narmada Seva Yatries also Honoured
The Chief Minister said that people connected to the Narmada Seva Yatra will also be honoured. He also stressed on the need to honour the best performers of various departments. He called upon the state team to continue working with the same dedication to make the state the best in the world.
Urban Administration Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh said that the world saw a unique confluence of service, dedication, faith and religion in Simhastha 2016. When the state's head assists as a worker, then even calamities can be overcome which is apparent from the success of Simhastha. He congratulated all those honoured on the occasion.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav, Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Simhastha Central committe Chairman Shri Makhan Singh, Shri Divakar Natu, Shri Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and former Chief Secretary Antony de Sa was also present on the occasion.
Complete Process of Formation of New Missions Within a Week
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 14, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued instructions to officials to give final shape to all the seven missions that are to be constituted. He has instructed them to complete the administrative process of the formation of these missions, to fix their targets and to prepare a road map for obtaining it.
Shri Chouhan spoke to officials at his residence about finalizing the Youth Empowerment Mission, Health Mission, Housing Mission, Agro-Forestry Mission, Micro Irrigation Mission, Narmada Seva Mission and Cashless Mission. He instructed officials that they should give final shape to the missions and make required provisions in the budget. He said that the missions were aimed at giving development and public welfare works the shape of a campaign. This will ensure that the work will be completed on time.
Talking about the Narmada Seva Mission on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the Narmada Seva Yatra has helped to successfully change the mentality of people. He witnessed this change in person on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti when people did not flow the pujan material and flowers etc. in the Narmada water and refrained from using plastic. He issued instructions to prepare the road map to fullfil the objectives of the yatra before May 11. He also said that preparations should be made to plant trees on the same day on Omkar Mountains in Omkareshwar and Amarkantak mountains in July. A meeting of Narmada Seva Samitis of villages from where the Yatra has already passed should be taken and they should be given targets.
On the Micro Irrigation Mission, Shri Chouhan said that this mission will change the scenario of farming. It will raise the income of farmers. On the occasion it was informed that the Youth Empowerment Mission aimed at economic empowerment of youth through sel f-employment and employment. The aim of Health Mission is to reduce the child and mother death rates and control malnutrition. The Agro-Forestry Mission will work in the direction of raising the income of the farmers.
Give Final Shape to Priority Works
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issued instructions to give final shape to priority works of the government in the prescribed time limit. These works include Medhavi Chhatra Yojana, land allotment to homeless, connecting all villages by road by the end of 2018, making employment and placement portal, starting Deendayal Rasoi, empowerment of women self-help groups and linking citizen services to mobile apps etc.
Greetings on cheap solar electricity
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan congratulated officials for the fixation of cheapest rate of solar energy of the world's biggest Ultra Mega Solar project set up in Rewa. He congratulated the New and Renewable Energy Department for the solar energy rate of Rs 2 and 97 paise per unit which is the cheapest rate in the country. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh gave the information about the tender process of fixing the solar electricity rates.
Among those present at the meeting were Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri P.C. Meena, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Narmada Valley Development Shri Rajnish Vaishya and Principal Secretary Public Health, Urban Administration, Irrigation, Industry etc.
Example of Social Harmony Witnessed During Narmada Seva Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 13, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that unique examples of social harmony were witnessed at the places which were covered till date during the Narmada Seva Yatra. He said that yatra was started by the state government but the society has brought honour to it in the real sense. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme at village Navdatoudi situated on Narmada bank near Kasrawad of Khargone district during the 'Namami Devi Narmade'- Seva yatra today.
He also walked four kilometer with the yatra. It is to be highlighted that women hockey team also accompanied CM Shri Chouhan in the yatra. Around 75 thousand devotees took part in the yatra today. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava was present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan stated that the Indian daughters have brought laurel and have established prestige in the world in the field of hockey. He announced a cash reward of Rs. 25 lakh increasing the amount by Rs. 2 lakh. Narmada sanitation campaign was lauded by the Indian women hockey captain Sushri Sushila Chanu which bagged gold medal at Singapore.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Narmada seva yatra is the biggest river conservation campaign of the world. The yatra has been supported by Film Actor Shri Amitabh Bachchan and Play back singer Sushri Lata Mangeshkar. Moreover, the yatra is getting support from abroad also. He further said that plantation is not only the responsibility of the state government but it is the responsibility of society too. Plantation will be carried out on private and government land in one k.m. radius on both the banks of Narmada River.
An amount of Rs. 20 thousand per hectare for three years will be provided to the farmer who undertake plantation at his land. Moreover, water treatment plants will be established in the cities located on the banks of River Narmada. Water after treatment will be provided to the farmers for irrigation. Shri Chouhan said that contractors indulge in illegal sale of liquor will not be spared. He said that action will be initiated to impose ban on sale of liquor in the state with this campaign. Shri Chouhan administered pledge towards Narmada River conservation on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan Lauded Social Harmony
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan appreciated the social harmony during the Jan-Sanvad programme. He said that people of all the religions are together sitting on the dais. This is a good tradition. Shri Chouhan said that it is a matter of pride that people of different religions are bearing one day expenses in public welfare. Religious Heads of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian community participated in the yatra.
Record Set to Benefit Over 12 Lakh Beneficiaries under Government Schemes in Single Day
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 13, 2017
Probably first time in the country and in the history of the state, a record has been set to benefit 12 lakh 68 thousand eligible beneficiaries under the government schemes in a single day during the Nagar Uday Abhiyan on February 8. Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh has informed that on this day, programmes were organised under the Nagar Uday Abhiyan conducted from December 25 to February 5, 2017 in which the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Cabinet Members handed over the sanctioned letters of government schemes to the beneficiaries.
Smt. Maya Singh further mentioned that Nagar Uday Abhiyan was conducted with an objective to evaluate the services given by the urban bodies beside identification of each beneficiary of the government schemes for urban areas. Besides this, the aim was to reach out to the beneficiaries to provide them the benefits of the schemes. Six thousand 28 teams were formed in the state for this and evaluation regarding need of beneficiaries and urban bodies was carried out through 7 thousand 286 ward meetings.
A total of 2 lakh 6 thousand were benefited in Shahdol division during the campaign. Similarly, One lakh 71 thousand beneficiaries in Jabalpur division, 80 thousand in Ujjain division, 2 lakh 88 thousand in Bhopal, Narmadapuram division, One lakh 52 thousand in Sagar division, One lakh 80 thousand in Indore division and One lakh 71 thousand in Gwalior division were benefited.
Under the campaign, 22 thousand 885 beneficiaries in Handcart and Rickshaw Puller scheme, 19 thousand 472 in Street Vendors Welfare scheme, 5 thousand 29 in Kesh Shilpi (barber) Welfare Scheme, 44 thousand 439 in Urban Domestic Women Workers Welfare scheme, 2 lakh 80 thousand 461 in Housing schemes for urban poor, 7,558 in Ladli Laxmi yojna, 7,245 in Mukhyamantri Urban Swa-Rozgar scheme, 28 thousand 885 in Mukhyamantri Arthik Kalyan scheme, 1806 in Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah-Nikah scheme, 48 thousand 605 in Mukhyamantri Bhavan Karmkaar Kalyan Mandal scheme, 26 thousand 990 in Lok Seva Praday Guarantee Act, 7,222 in School Chale Hum abhiyan, 3,215 in Mukhyamantri Prasuti Sahayta yojna, 39 thousand 477 in Social Security Pension scheme and 17 thousand 5 names were included in the poverty line beside 688 eligible beneficiaries under Mukhyamantri Bal Hridaya scheme. Also pattas to 15 thousand 936 beneficiaries, personal toilet possession letter to 3 lakh 29 thousand 151 and approval letter to 45 thousand 528 beneficiaries were distributed in Atal pension yojna.
Works have been carried out on all the aspects for over all development under the campaign. Under this for livelihood of urban poor, urban potable water, urban sanitation and solid waste management, urban sewage, establishment of green area, road and infrastructure development, housing for urban poor, urban transport, fire brigade services, e and mobile governance, financial and administrative urban reforms, smart city, skill development education and process to amend the law to provide ownership rights to the citizens is being started.
Moreover, under the campaign an amount of Rs. 30 thousand crore has been approved for schemes under the various schemes of urban development. Under these, Rs. 6191 crore 49 lakh for urban potable water augmentation scheme for 200 civic bodies, Rs. 3227 crore 86 lakh for sewerage project of 40 urban bodies, Rs. 1640 crore for sanitation towards solid waste management in 6 clusters, Rs. 1963 crore for smart city projects of Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur, Rs. 1599 crore 80 lakh for construction of 2 lakh 35 thousand residential units in 105 civic bodies, Rs. 450 crore for 2100 buses in 20 cities' cluster under hub and spoke model in urban transport, Rs. 1107 crore to 378 urban bodies under the second phase of Chief Minister infrastructure development programme and Rs. 26 crore for e- nagar palika and automated building plan approval system under the city development scheme have been approved.
Yatra welcomed in Khargone district on 61st day with plantation in one hectare
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 11, 2017
The 'Namami Devi Narmade' - Seva Yatra that covered 1200 km distance so far was welcomed in Khargone district on its 61st day and plantation was carried out in one hectare land to mark its arrival there. Minister of State for horticulture and Food Processing (independent charge) Shri Suryaprakash Meena received the Yatra. Shri Meena planted saplings of guava, lemon and neem.
After departure from Omkareshwar of Khandwa district, the Yatra reached Alibujurg, passing through Thapna and Motakkamafi. Women and men welcomed the yatra while queuing-up in one km distance on the border of Khargone district.
In Jan-Samvad held in Alibujurg, Minister of State Shri Meena said that the resolution taken during the yatra, cannot be fulfilled without support of the people. He underlined a need to carry out plantation on both sides of the Narmada river in one km distance from the banks. Shri Meena informed that liquor shops won't be allowed to run in five km radius.
Treatment plants will be set up in cities situated on the river's banks. Shri Meena said that drinking water supply and irrigation is made on 35 percent part of Madhya Pradesh through Narmada river water. Power production is being generated through dams constructed on Narmada river. He said that the yatra will culminate on May 11 but efforts would continue to fulfill resolution even after it. Only then, flow in Narmada river will be maintained.
Minister of state Shri Meena said that maintain sacredness of Narmada Kalash. Resolution was administered for plantation on banks of Narmada in all villages, cleanliness, discourage use of chemical fertilisers and pesticide, adopt bio-farming, save girl child and educate them, de-addiction and maintain purity in Narmada river.
MLA Shri Hitendra Singh Solanki said that it is responsibility of all to maintain sacredness of the river. Vice-chairman of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradip Pandey informed about objectives of the yatra. Yatra reached Tonksar from Alibujurg. Jan-samvad was held after kanya-pujan in Tonksar. Seers and villagers were present during the programme.
Narmada Yatra Becomes a Public Movement
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 11, 2017
When a good thought takes the form of a movement, people from every class, every religion start connecting to it. By reviving our culture and tradition, the effort of this generation to connect the significance of this yatra to public awareness is in itself a movement. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan's attempt to connect people and make them understand the importance of trees by giving the movement of conservation and cleanliness of Narmada River the form of a movement seems to be a success. Not only this but the "Namami Devi Narmade"-Seva Yatra is also successful in making the public aware of important issues like cleanliness in the villages, stopping the practise of defecating in the open and beti bachao-beti padhao. This Yatra is compelling people to consider constructing toilets in their houses and saving Narmada from pollution. Planting trees in a large number on the banks will not only provide a pure environment but will also become a source of additional income. The Chief Minister has announced that a grant of Rs 20 thousand per hectare for planting of trees will be given to farmers who have land within one kilometre radius of the river bank, for three years. They will also be given 40 per cent of the cost incurred on tree plantation as assistance. Apart from this, fruit routes like milk route will be made for which government will grant subsidy.
Sewage Treatment Plant will be built so that the river does not get polluted. Toilets will be constructed in every house, taps will be installed in every house under Nal-Jal Yojana and arrangement will be made for Muktidham and Pujan Kund.
The Narmada Yatra has been successful in spreading the message against social malpractices. The Yatra has successfully connected people in the resolve towards drug deaddiction, ban on use of plastic bags, purification campaign of Narmada river and calling women to come forward against liquor.
Rivers are the lifelines for human society. So the society will have to come forward to conserve rivers. The campaign to free the Narmada river from pollution is in the true sense a campaign to connect nature with humans.
"Namami Devi Narmade"-Seva Yatra entered Khargone district via Khapna and Mortakka village from Omkareshwar in Khandwa district on February 10, State Minister (Independent charge) for Horticulture and Food Processing Shri Suryaprakash Meena along with villagers welcomed the yatra at Aalibujurg village in Khargone district.
State to be best in river conservation
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 8, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today redressed problems of 12 applicants on the spot in Samadhan online at Mantralaya. He issued instructions to take punitive action against 14 persons for dereliction towards duties.
Volunteers to be associated With Each School
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that response Narmada Seva Yatra is getting is unprecedented. To expand it further, Narmada Seva Mission has been constituted in which forests, revenue departments and Narmada valley development authority have been included. Collector should lead it. Up-yatra should be taken out from other districts apart from districts of Narmada Region. The state has to be made the best in river conservation. Efforts would be made soon for conservation of other rivers. He said that one volunteer should be associated with each school under 'Mil Banche' Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan. It should be ensured. Residents of a ward should participate in programmes under Nagar Uday Abhiyan. He issued instructions to focus on diversion work. With issuing instructions for taking strict action in illegal excavation, Shri Chouhan asked districts located Narmada banks and monitor illegal excavation and to submit weekly report. He greeted collector, Panna, for taking action against illegal mining.
Discussion on law and order
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan discussed law and order with officers of police administration. He said that inspector general of police should continue visit their jurisdiction area. He said that strict action should be taken against mafia. Police action should be such that criminals be either in jail or forced to leave the state. Criminals should face tough action. He said that naxalism should not be allowed to spread in the state. Officers of border districts were asked to take action, making inter-state coordination. Expressing concern over crimes related with women, he said that daughters are like deity. Their dishonour won't be tolerated. The top priority should be given to action against habitual offender and those who are having perverted mentality.
He reviewed separately cases received under Samadhan online and took stock of progress and execution on previous Samadhan online. Instructions were issued to suspend joint director, industries, for lackluster in case of previous Samadhan online.
The Chief Minister expressed anguish over delay in payment of scholarship to third year student of BBA, Kumari Ruchi Chhabra , Indore, in Samadhan online. He gave a cheque of Rs 10,000 to the students from assistance fund, along with scholarship. He asked chief secretary to take action against those who are responsible for delay in scholarship payment. In case of Mayo College not giving mark-sheet and scholarship to paramedical student Shri Ashok Kumar Lodhi of Bhopal, the chief minister asked collector to take action against responsible college management for the delay.
Stern Action will be taken Against Bank Officers
CM Shri Chouhan issued directives to the Senior Bank Officers to initiate strict action against bank officers during the Samadhan Online today. Action will be taken against Branch Manager State Bank of India-Rajgarh branch and Officers of regional office of Narmada Regional Rural Bank in case of irregularities in Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar Yojna and loan distribution work of Antavyasayi Cooperative Societies.
It may be mentioned that a loan of Rs. 3 lakh was sanctioned and sent to the S.B.I Biaora branch for centering work of Shri Hemant of Rajgarh district by the Jila Antavyasayi Cooperative Development Society. The branch manager has told the applicant to fix deposit Rs. 50 thousand to get the loan released. CM Shri Chouhan expressing displeasure over the case has told the bank senior officers to initiate action against the branch manager. Senior Officers of the bank have assured that strict action will be taken against the branch manager Shri Avinash Mishra.
Moreover assurance was given by the Regional Manager of the Narmada Regional Rural bank for stern action against the officers of the regional office. The action will be initiated in the case for not providing subsidy to Shri Vikas Shrivastava of district Dhar who has received loan under the Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar. The Regional Manager informed that a total of Rs. 15 thousand including subsidy amount and interest on delay has been paid to the applicant.
Marks sheets and scholarship amount were provided to the students in the programme. Directives to take strict disciplinary action to suspend the Principal Shri Subhash Jaiswal and the then Principal Smt. Gita Tiwari of Government Girls Higher Secondary School was given in case related to non receipt of scholarship and cycle by student Ku. Priya Sen of Umaria district. Collector has immediately provided the cycle to the student. Commissioner Labour Welfare has been told to initiate action within one month in case of Bidi labourer Smt. Umarani, who has not received the second installment under the Awas yojna. Moreover, action to remove Shri Rajesh Shroti from the post of Gram Rozgar Sahayak and to suspend secretary Shri Ravishankar Patel in case of irregularities in boundary construction in agriculture field and toilet construction in Gram Panchayat Pamali - Janpad Panchayat Sohagpur of Hoshangabad district, to stop salary increment of Assistant Development Expansion Officer Shri Amol Singh Jharia and to initiate action under section 40, 92 against Sarpanch was taken. Also directives to terminate the contractual services of sub engineer Shri Anil Saxena and to recover the expenses incurred from sarpanch and secretary in case of irregularities in construction of well installation of Shri Devilal Lodh resident of village Hirapur were issued. Also directives were issued regarding suspension of assistant grade -3 Shri Tekchandra Bunkar, to remove Shri Shivnarayan tailor a daily wager from the post and to take strict disciplinary action against Chief Municipal Officer Neemuch and Assistant Estate Officer for delay in mutation case of Shri Satyanarayan Patidar of district Neemuch. In case of delay in registering F.I.R. regarding Smt. Mullo Bai's husband death due to electric current at agriculture field, instruction were given to suspend assistant sub inspector Raisen Shri Jagdish Tomar. CM Shri Chouhan expressed displeasure over state government orders neglected by the banks under the Swarozgar Schemes. He directed the Chief Secretary to hold discussions with the banks in this regard.
Prepare Action Plan to Increase Micro Irrigation Area for Horticulture Crops
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 8, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivarj Singh Chouhan gave directives to prepare an action plan to increase micro irrigation area for horticulture crops. Undertake fruit plantation work on top priority over One lakh hectare area on both the banks of Narmada River. Regarding expansion of vegetable area, prepare schemes as per the demand and supply so that farmers do not incur losses. CM Shri Chouhan was reviewing the Hortilculture and Food Processing department here today. Minister of State for Horticulture and Food Processing Shri Suryaprakash Meena and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present in the meeting.
CM Shri Chouhan reviewing the departmental schemes said that contract farming should be encouraged to protect farmers from loss due to rise and fall in market rates. Make efforts to encourage food processing in horticulture crops. Moreover prepare a strategy to increase the production of horticulture crops which has demand in country and abroad beside scope in market. Encourage drip and sprinkler irrigation system for horticulture crops and make better training arrangements for departmental staff.
It is informed in the meeting that all the approvals have been made online in the department which can be viewed on the portal. Fruit routes and clusters have been made including 2490 villages by the department. Payment of grant in all the schemes is being deposited directly in the beneficiary's bank account. Also 7753 beneficiaries under different schemes were taken on tour of the successful areas. 5 model clusters have been developed by the department including tomatoes in Shivpuri district, vegetables in Chhindwara, potatoes and carrots in Indore and potatoes cluster in Dewas district. Scheme has been prepared to develop fruit parks at private land in One k.m. radius on both the banks of Narmada River. Furthermore, 22 experts have been included in the list to provide technical advice to the farmers. Under the Prime Minister Agriculture Irrigation scheme, drip and sprinkler irrigation arrangements have been made on 41 thousand 713 hectare area. In the current financial year, 8120 onion warehouses and 70 cold stores have been constructed for post yield management. Centre of Excellence in citrus fruit category at district Shajapur and Center of Excellence for Floriculture at Sehore have been approved.
Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Shri P.S. Meena, Principal Secretary Horticulture Shri Ashok Varnval and other departmental officers were present in the meeting.
Every poor family in state to have its own pucca house
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 7, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that every poor family in the state will be given patta (land right) for residential land and his house would be constructed under State Government scheme. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a public meeting in Ojhapurva of Rewa district. President of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad Shrimath Baghambari Gaddi Bade Hanuman Triveni Bandh Prayag, Allahabad, Mahant Narendra Giri Shri Maharaj and Chief Minister's Wife Smt. Sadhna Singh were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the programme is the best example as per policy of Happiness Department of the state government. Guru Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj has given a house constructing to his disciple Shivek Mishra. He said that the state government has made efforts that every person should have happy, peaceful and prosperous life. The mind does not get happiness from post and wealth; the happiness is in giving support, cooperate and make effort for comfort for the one who have nothing. Madhya Pradesh government has started efforts in this regard by constitution of Department of Happiness. Handing over certificate to Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj from department of happiness, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the seer has given a marvelous house to his poor disciple. That's why Madhya Pradesh government is felicitating him.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the government has removed all hurdles in getting primary, middle, secondary and higher education for students. A student of poor financial background needs not to be worried for fee to pursue higher education. The Chief Minister said that the government has concerned for employment of every youth. He said that the target has been set to settle 7.5 lakh youths in self employment next year. The government will provide loan to youths and the government will take the responsibility for its easy return.
The Chief Minister announced to upgrade middle school to high school in the village. He said that a health centre will be opened in the area. The Chief Minister said health check up camps are being organised in district so that every ill person can get proper treatment. State government will extend help for treatment of serious diseases.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan called upon saints and public gathered there to participate in Narmada Seva Yatra so that cleanliness and level of water in all rivers including Narmada can be maintained.
Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj also addressed the programme. He said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan had made good arrangements during Simhastha in Ujjain. Mahant Ji said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will also get a place in heart of every saint and mahatma. He enhanced the respect to every family by participating in 'grih pravesh' programme of a poor person. The Chief Minister presented a appreciation letter, memento and a copy of Ramayan from Department of Happiness to Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj. The chief minister was feted on the occasion.
60 MLD Water Supply Scheme for Pithampur Industrial Area
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 7, 2017
Narmada-Kshipra link project has been linked to village Simrol- Pithampur of district Dhar. Under the project works to supply 60 MLD water after treatment to Pithampur Industrial area are under progress.
Similarly, provision to supply 60 percent water to Knowledge City Park (Vikram Udhyogpuri)-Ujjain and 40 percent to Educational Institutions from 11 MLD water through Narmada-Kshipra link has been made. Moreover, a scheme has been made to supply 20 MLD water to Dewas Industrial Area from this project. Works are under progress in this project which are being carried out by Commerce and Industry department.
Affection and love are core of humanity
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 6, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that affection and love are core of humanity. By making happy each other, empire of love should be established. Shri Chouhan was addressing Catholic Bishops' Conference as a chief guest today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that feel of happiness is base of the life. Wealth, post and prestige are not base of the happiness. Happiness is derived from removing other's pain, providing water to thirsty persona and making literate to illiterate. State government has introduced Anandam programme for that. Things more than the needed, are kept there. Needy people can get them. It provides us happiness of completing each other's needed and giving donation.
The Chief Minister said that limit of family is based on expansion of the consciousness. All beings are family in Indian culture. Rivers and mountains are part of our family. If rivers exist, the culture will continue. With this feeling, campaign of Narmada river conversation is being run in the state. He said that person living on the land of the state will become owner of the land. Law is being framed for this. Talent won't be affected due to shortage of fund, the state government will provide fee of talented students for admission in prestigious educational institutes. A scheme has been formed for it. People of financially weaker sections are being provided wheat, rice and salt at Rupee one kg.
Archbishop Mumbai Shri Oswald Gracias informed about outline of the conference. Total 130 Bishops participated in the 29th conference. The brainstorming will help in development of entire society along with Catholic families. He said that Madhya Pradesh has become the peaceful state under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Huge development has taken place in state. He greeted for state's further moving on the path of peace and development with fast pace.
Archbishop of Bhopal Shri Leo Cornelio delivered welcome speech and appreciated the state government for following religion of serving human. He greeted for successfully conducting different schemes for welfare of poor. He said that he participated in the Yatra started for Narmada river conservation and was highly influenced for the structure and concerns for the Yatra.
On the occasion Chief Minister Shri Chouhan released coffee table book of Bhopal diocese. The Chief Minister was welcomed by presenting shawl and memento. Students of Saint Joseph Convent School presented prayer dance in the programme.
Archbishop Ranchi Shri TP Toppo, Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Chairman of State Civil Supplies Corporation Dr Hitesh Vajpayee, different religions, heads and Catholic Bishops, priests and religious people were present there.
Cent Per cent Survey of Hail storm-Affected Crops
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 6, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the State Government has taken the decision to construct the Chambal Express-way to connect the lifeline of development of people of Bhind, Morena and Sheopur area of Chambal division. With the construction of this Express-way, industrial development of the ravines area in Chambal region would also become easier. The express-way will connect Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Shri Chouhan said that cent per cent survey of the hail-affected crops will be conducted following which relief amounts will be made available. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing hail storm-affected farmers at Girgaon in Bhind district today.
The Chief Minister said the crops of Morena, Gwalior, Datia and Shivpuri have also been affected. These regions will also be covered in the survey and the affected farmers will be compensated. He said those farmers who have got their crops insured, they will obtain 25 per cent amount after primary estimation and later they be provided the full payment. The government will monitor the entire operation. Those farmers who have not got their crops insured the government will compensate them. Those farmers who have suffered more than 50 per cent loss, government will provide financial assistance of Rs 25 thousand for the marriage of their daughters. Besides, loan recovery of the hail storm affected farmers will be postponed, and the government will compensate for the interest payable on the loan. Farmers will be provided loan for fertilizers and seeds on zero per cent for their forthcoming crops.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the government is with the farmers in this hour of crisis owing to hailstorm and unseasonal rains. The losses of crops are being estimated promptly and farmers will be provided relief amounts very soon. He instructed the district administration to conduct the survey of the crops with full honesty and sensitivity. The list of affected villagers will be made pested at gram panchayat so that the farmers can see the loss they have suffered. In case the farmers have any objection they can get their field surveyed again. He said that 73 villages were affected by hail storm in Bhind district.
Shri Chouhan said that apart from Bhind, Ater, national highways have already been announced in Mihona, Kanawar and Daboh regions. Chambal Bridge is being constructed in Ater area of Chambal region. He said that with the construction of the Chambal Express-way the entire Chambal region will be linked to the mainstream. With the development of transportation in the region, new dimensions will be added in industries, dairy development and agriculture sector in Chambal region.
CM Inspected Affected Crops of Farmers
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inspected the mustard crop in the fields of farmers Shri Dataram, Shri Jawan Singh and Shri Mangal Singh. Consoling the farmers he said that he was with them in this hour of crisis.
Minister of State for Narmada Valley Development (Independent charge) Shri Lal Singh Arya said that the Chief Minister has always been concerned with the farmers' woes. He said that hail storm affected crops survey being done by visiting each field in Gohad. Once the survey is over, relief amounts will be made available to the farmers.
Rajya Sabha MP Shri Prabhat Jha, local MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, MLAs Shri Narendra Singh Kushwaha and Shri Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi, state vice president Shri Arvind Singh Bhadouria, villagers and farmers in a large number were also present on the occassion.
CM, Cabinet Members Perform Maa Narmada Aarti at Hanuvantia
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 4, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan accompanied by his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan and members of the Cabinet performed the aarti of Maa Narmada on the banks of the Narmada in Hanuvantia in Khandwa district at 12 p.m. on Friday, on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti.
The Chief Minister administered the resolve to conserve the Narmada and other rivers, to plant saplings on the banks of the Narmada, make efforts to maintain cleanliness and to check pollution. The Chief Minister and his Cabinet members performed abhishek and pujan and sang the Narmadashtak.
Among those present on the occasion included Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava, Forest Minister Shri Gaurishankar Shejwar, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiyya, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya, Labour Minister Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, State Minister for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, State Minister for Tourism Shri Surendra Patwa, State Minister for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya, State Minister for Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi, Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Shri Tapan Bhoumik, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and other senior administrative officers.
20 Newly Wedded Couples Participate in Narmada Seva Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 4, 2017
'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra was joined by new yatris at Khandwa district today. Narmada Seva Yatra set out today in the presence of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan joined by 20 newly wedded couples. They started their family life performing Maa Narmada's Aarti along with the CM Shri Chouhan.
It may be mentioned that Narmada seva yatra reached Hanuvantiya today. Marriage of 20 couples was solemnised in the group marriage ceremony in the nearby Mundi area. The newly wedded couples took pledge that they will participate in Narmada seva yatra for Narmada River conservation and they will start their family life with Aarti of MAA Narmada. The newly wedded couples joined seva yatra started from village Purni and walk along with the yatra 2 kilometer to reach Hanuvantiya. They performed Narmada Aarti along with CM Shri Chouhan. If they are to be believed, this was the fortunate moment for them to start their new family life from the lap of Maa Narmada.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan blessed the newly wedded couples and greeted for their happy married life. Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan beside members of the cabinet and devotees in large number were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan Participates in Narmada Seva Yatra at Sant Singaji of Khandwa
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 3, 2017
'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra set out from Charkheda of Khandwa district of East Nimar reached village Sant Singaji on its 54th day covering Selda, Maandla, Sahelja and Guradiya villages. All the necessary arrangements have been made by the district administration for night halt here. All are aware about Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan's attachments towards Maa Narmada and faith towards saints. CM Shri Chouhan along with his wife reached Samadhi Sthal of Sant Singaji to participate in yatra. He paid floral tribute at Samadhi and participated in Jan-Sanvad programme.
CM Shri Chouhan told villagers that Narmada River is a life line of Madhya Pradesh. Narmada river is our mother. All the people of the state are in her shelter. He further said that we all have to undertake plentiful fruit plantation on both the banks of Narmada River. Shri Chouhan also urged the people to keep Narmada River clean and not immerse poojan material in it. Do not use plastic items, he added. Moreover he said that a public movement will be conducted for de-addiction. Shri Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra has transformed into a public movement to make Narmada River clean and pure.
Aarti of Maa Narmade
CM Shri Chouhan performed Sandhya Aarti at the bank of Narmada River. Villagers also participated in group aarti. Moreover bhajans focusing Maa Narmada were presented by bhajan mandlis at Sant Singaji Samadhi Sthal followed by Narmada acclamation. Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, MP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Vice Chairman Pashudhan Sanvardhan Board Shri Santosh Joshi were present in the programme.
Increase No. of N.C.C. Cadets to Prepare Patriots
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 3, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that there is need to increase number of cadets in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) to prepare disciplined, patriots and conscientious citizens for the state and the country. State government is working on a work plan for this along with the National Cadet Corps Directorate.
Shri Chouhan was addressing a felicitation ceremony organized for National Cadet Corps cadets at the CM House here today. These cadets participated in the Republic Day camp 2017 and secured the fifth position at the All India level. 118 cadets chosen by the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh National Cadet Corps Directorate include cadets from the two states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The Chief Minister presented the CM flag and trophy to Raipur group for acquiring the first position in all activities.
The Chief Minister said that the government will meet the expenses incurred on the education of talented and bright children. He said that bright students should get the opportunity to exhibit their talents. Students learn the lesson of patriotism through the N.C.C and National Service Scheme. They work to shape the future. He said that daughters should also actively take part in the N.C.C. wholeheartedly. They have been given 33 per cent reservation in government services.
Felicitation of Cadets
The Chief Minister felicitated cadets who stood first in various activities. He also felicitated Saroj Boriwal, Balika Cadet Anudeshak, Air Squadron cadet Sunidhi Chouhan, Naval Squadron cadet Varun Goswami and R and Squadron cadet Anil Jain for best performance. This year the Junior FIFA Football World Cup-2017 is being organized in India. Keeping this in mind, the Chief Minister presented the cadets with one football each to encourage the game of football.
It is noteworthy that there has been widespread expansion of N.C.C. in the state in which there are 80 thousand cadets out of which 53 thousand are boys and 26 thousand are girls. N.C.C activities are being carried out in 558 schools and 299 colleges.
N.C.C. cadets have obtained significant achievements in the year 2016-17. They bagged the fifth position in the New Delhi Republic Day camp, sixth position in the Nau Sainik camp, eighth position in the Vayu Sainik camp and fifth position in the national games. In order to familiarize the general public with the benefits of cashless transactions, 72 thousand cadets taught nearly 7 lakhs citizens how to make cashless transactions.
Cadets gave a melodious presentation of a group song and stunning dance performance on the occasion. N.C.C. Additional Director General Major General Shri AK Sapra, Commissioner Higher Education Shri M.B. Ojha and Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan was also present.
Union Budget as historical intending to transform India
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 2, 2017
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan giving his reaction on the union budget presented by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley today described the budget as historical, wholistic in approach intending to transform India.
Shri Chouhan said that the budget will strengthen states, the federal system and the economy will get a new life in the form of digital economy. It has taken care of the development of each segment. This budget is reflective of the vision of collective development. He said that the budget will be instrumental in building an integrated economy of India.
Shri Chouhan said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister shri Narendra Modi , India growing rapidly. No one can stop its pace. All obstacles are gradually being eliminated.
He said that the Indian economy is the world's fastest growing economy. India is developing itself as a unified market, which will facilitate investment and economic growth.
The Chief Minister said that the last budget had radical steps for the welfare of farmers. They will further be strengthened in this budget. Dairy processing infrastructure development fund will help state cattlemen and farmers. State's milk production has inreased tremendously. This will benefit livestock farmers. The provision of credit facility will benefit farmers in millions as they could easily meet loan requrement. Five thousand crore micro irrigation infrastructure fund would strengthen the state. Over the next five years these provisions will help double the income of farmers. He said that proposed new legislation for contract farming will immensely benefit the farmers. This is a reflective of the progressive thinking of the Central Government, he added.
Shri Chouhan welcomed the move to eliminate the poverty. He said that centers for the youth of Indian International Skill Development Centres will make the youth employable. In his response to the provisions of the Railway Budget he said that waiving off the service charge on online railway ticket booking is a big step. It will promote cashless transaction on one hand and give relief to passengers on the other hand. The tax relief for small companies will help to promote small and micro-enterprises on a wider scale. He said that the personal income tax relief will also be a big relief to common people.
He said that Rs 2000 personal contribution to political parties and digital accounting of more than 2000 will bring transparency and cleanness in politics. Shri Chouhan said that the Rs. 4,000 crore SANKALP programme will enable the young people to earn a smart living. He said that the mission for promoting cashless transactions is a welcome step. This will help the country grow faster into a digital economy .
Performs Kanya Poojan on Basant Panchami
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 2, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated a residential colony built under the Mukhyamantri Awas Mission Yojna at village Barwatpura of district Vidisha today. He also inspected the horticulture crops at his farm house in Vidisha. CM Shri Chouhan terming the Union Budget as the public welfare budget said that attention has been paid to all the sections of the society in the budget.
Extending greetings to the people of the state on Basant Panchami, Shri Chouhan prayed for happiness and prosperity of the people of the state. He also performed kanya poojan at his farm house.
Dedicates Barwatpura Colony
CM Shri Chouhan dedicated houses built on the lines of colony under the Mukhyamantri Awas Mission at village Batwatpura of Vidisha block. He told the beneficiaries that he will not let them face any difficulties. Shri Chouhan inspected the houses and praised the quality of construction.
It may be highlighted that 32 houses were destroyed due to fire in Barwatpura. A special initiative was taken to make housing arrangement for these families. A loan of Rs. 44 lakh 20 thousand was sanctioned by the Cooperative bank under the Mukhyamantri Awas Mission. A new C.C. road at a cost of Rs. 15 lakh has been also constructed in the village.
CM Shri Chouhan and Union Minister Shri Gadkari Sing Songs
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 1, 2017
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for Road Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari participated in a programme 'Ek shaam Shaheedon Ke Naam' organised by a private news channel here today.
Famous playback singer Shri Abhijeet Bhattacharya presented songs dedicated in the memory of martyrs. Shri Nitin Gadkari enchanted the audiences singing 'Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli' song. CM Shri Chouhan mesmerized people singing 'Ehsaan Mere Dil Pe Tumhara Hai Doston' on the occasion. In his brief address Shri Chouhan said that the Nation is indebted to the martyrs. Paying tribute to the martyrs, he said that a sum of Rs. 5 thousand will be paid to the parents of martyrs as honorarium amount till life time. The state government will bear the complete education expenses of their children.
Shri Abhijeet Bhattacharya paid tribute to the martyrs singing 'Tum Dil Ki Dharkan Main Rehto Ho', 'Bus Itna Sa Khwaab Hai', 'O Majhi Re', 'Suna Na Suna Na', 'Kahin Door Jab … songs. Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Mallayya, Members of cabinet and audience in large number were present in the programme.
Narmada Express Way and Chambal Express Way will be constructed in M.P.
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 1, 2017
Two Express Ways namely Narmada Express Way and Chambal Express Way will be constructed in the state. A 1300 k.m. long Narmada Express Way parallel to Narmada river from Amarkantak to Gujarat will be constructed. Similarly, a 185 k.m.long Chambal Express Way parallel to Chambal river from Veerpur of Sheopur district to Ater through ravines will be constructed. In this regard, Union Minister for Road Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari has given approval in principle at the review meeting related to National Highways held here today. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that these two express ways will be an important gift for the state development.
Union Minister Shri Gadkari said that land will be provided by the state government for these two express ways and construction will be carried out by Union Road Transport Department. He said that scheme should be prepared to develop new logistics park and townships near these express ways. He also gave approval to declare 2021 k.m. long roads as national highways proposed by the state government. Under these roads, from Chapda to Newri-Dewas-Ujjain-Badnagar-Badnawar-Petlawad-Thandla to Gujarat border, from Chhindwara to Parasia-Matkuli-Pipariya-Bareli-Silwani-Gairatganj-Begumganj-Rahatgarh-Khurai to Khimlasa, Sagar-Gadhaota-Damoh-Katni-Vyovahari-Manjholi to Bargawan, Jabalpur-Jabera-Nohta-Damoh-Hata-Simriya-Amanganj-Panna- Ajaygarh to Kalinjar, Kushi-Bagh-Sardarpur-Badnawar-Badnagar-Ingoria-Unhel-Nagda to Jawda, Chaabi-Shahpura-Umaria-Tala-Jaisinghnagar to Chhatisgarh border, Dabra-Bhitarwaar-Narwar-Satanwada-Shivpuri to Gorus are included. He mentioned that proposals should be prepared for railway over bridges required on National highways under the Setu Bhartam programme. Also modern transport signals arrangements should be made on these national highways.
Expressing gratitude towards Shri Gadkari for approval of new express ways, Shri Chouhan said that works on national high ways are being carried out speedily in his leadership. As per his vision, construction will be undertaken utilising modern techniques. Both the express way will prove important for the industrial development of the state.
Approval of around Rs.493 crore was given for strengthening of 900 k.m. roads from 2611 k.m. roads declared as national highways earlier. Also approval was given to include 14 k.m. long bypass road construction under the national highways. It is informed that the national highways was 5195 k.m. long in the past in Madhya Pradesh now it is increased to a total of 10 thousand 189 k.m. after notification of new 2611 k.m. long national highways and approval in principles for 2383 k.m. long national highways. Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Minister for Commerce and Industry shri Rajendar Shukla, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Senior Officers of Union Transport Ministry and State Government were present in the meeting.