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aa Knowledge of moral values must with education: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 February 2019

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that children are future of country; they must be provided knowledge of culture and moral values of life along with the education. She further stated that positive thinking, generous heart and good character are essential for cultured society. Smt. Patel was addressing the Annual Function of the Satyasai Women College today. The Minister for Public Relations, Science and Technology and Law and Legislative Affairs Shri P.C. Sharma was also present on the occasion. The Governor Smt. Patel mentioned that India is a soil of great personalities and Rishis-Munis. Mentioning about various occasions when she was blessed by Satyasai Baba, she said that the Baba has proved from his works that works done with strong will power and with the motto of service always get success. She told the students that whatever they will give to the nature, they will receive double from it. Minister Shri P.C. Sharma said that the state government is making concrete efforts for women empowerment. Women are being encouraged to progress in every field. He informed that a financial assistance of Rs. 51 thousand is being given for their marriage without discrimination of income, caste and religion. In order to generate employment, a conducive atmosphere for investment is being created and basic facilities are being made in the state. He further said that work to connect Bhopal with direct flights to other major cities is being carried out speedily. Direct flight from Hyderabad has already been started. The Governor gave 366 books out of the books received by her on her birthday to needy children and schools during the programme. She also presented prizes to the students on the occasion.



aa Need to connect young generation with Indian Culture, Traditions and its Values
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 February 2019

The chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that there is need to connect young generation with Indian Culture, Traditions and Social Values. By this only, we can build our country and make it great again. He mentioned that development is visible by works not by announcements. Shri Kamal Nath was addressing the public gathering after unveiling the life size statue of Raja Bhoj, dedicating the water supply scheme for Chhindwara city and inspection of the under construction government medical college in Chhindwara today. Raja Bhoj described Indian culture as great Describing the installation of the life size statue of Raja Bhoj as significant for the citizens of Chhindwara, CM Shri Kamal Nath asserted that Raja Bhoj had a wide vision for reconstruction of India and to enrich its culture. He gave a new direction to the culture of the country at his time and set examples while working for public welfare. Owing to this, we are remembering him by installing his statue and apprising young generation with his personality and accomplishments. Shri Nath further said that even our country has diversity in every field but despite this we all are united with a strong connection. The entire world looks amazingly at this culture, which unites every heart. Development of Chhindwara is a result of Citizens’ love and faith CM Shri Kamal Nath dedicated the Water Supply Scheme for Chhindwara city. He said that the scheme has been completed 20 days before the expiry of the stipulated period. He stated that whatever development is visible in Chhidwara today is a result of faith, strength and love showered upon him by the citizens. He said that it is a big asset for him. On this strength we all will move forward on the path of development by defeating all challenges. Efforts to be made to make it a World Class Hospital Shri Kamal Nath said that we are making efforts to make the under construction government medical college as a world class hospital equipped with all medical facilities. We intend that citizens of Chhindwara besides people of the nearby places should not go out of the city for treatment but people of other places should come here for medical treatment. Felicitates by Citizens CM Shri Kamal Nath was felicitated by the Raja Bhoj Statue Construction Committee and other social organizations. He was also presented felicitation letter and memento during the programme.



aa Zero and decimal is gift from Indian Science to World
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 February 2019

Minister for Science and Technology Shri P.C. Sharma, while addressing the concluding programme of the 2 Day National Symposium organized on the subject’ Bhartiya Vangmay mein Vigyan evam Taknik’ said that zero and decimal is a gift to the World from the Indian Science. The symposium was organized under the joint aegis of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, Atal Bihari Hindi Vishwavidyalaya and Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. Minister Shri Sharma stated that knowledge provided by the Indian Rishis and Munis are completely based on scientific method. Whether tradition to drop coins in rivers for water purification or ritual of performing Pipal tree, which gives oxygen 24 hours, these kind of several examples prove scientific thinking of our culture. He further mentioned that whether this has not been invented in laboratories but the science is the only root of knowledge based on the constant penance and experiences of Rishis and Munis. Shri Sharma told to allot two rooms in the premises of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology for conducting research on scientific facts present in the literature in Sanskrit language besides other languages. He mentioned that there was a saying that whoever has command over the Sanskrit language will have good knowledge of mathematics. Shri Sharma said that conclusions of the National Symposium will prove useful for the progress of the society. The Vice Chancellor of the Atal Bihari Hindi Vishwavidyalya Prof. Ramdev Bhardwaj chaired the programme. The Director General of the Council Prof. Naveen Chandra, Chairman of the State Public Service Commission Prof. Bhaskar Choubey, Former Director General of the Archeological Survey of India Prof. Tiwari and Registrar of the Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Prof. Sunil Kumar Pare were also present on the occasion.



aa Minister Shri P.C. Sharma participates in Shobha Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 February 2019

Minister for Religious Trusts and Endowments, Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology Shri P.C. Sharma participated in Shobha Yatra of Sai Baba today. He took blessings after performing pooja. The Shobha Yatra started from Kotra Sultanabad traversed through Kamla Nagar and reached Kotra again. Shri Ishwar Singh Chouhan, Shri Rajesh Sahibani, Corporator Shri Yogendra Singh Chouhan ‘Guddu’, Shri Pradeep Saxena ‘Monu’, Former Corporator Shri Praveen Saxena, Shri Himanshu Dhakad, Shri Amit Sharma, Shri Sanjeev Saxena and Shri Nikesh Chouhan also took part in shobha yatra.



aa Minister Shri Yadav blessed newly-wed couples in Khargone distt.
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 February 2019

Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Sachin Yadav blessed newly-wed couples by attending several mass marriage programmes in Khargone district. He also presented household items to the couples. On the occasion of Vasant Panchmi, 786 marriages were solemnized in many villages of the district during the mass marriage programmes under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Yojana. Minister Shri Yadav said that a decision has been taken by the state government that marriages of daughters should not be obstructed due to the financial crunch. An amount of Rs. 48 thousand will be transferred in the bank account of each daughter. He extended good wishes to the parents of the newly-wed couples. Moreover, he also extended good wishes to the newly-wed couples for their happy married life. Shri Yadav attended the mass marriage programme of Gurjar Samaj in Khamkeda, Yadav Samaj in Baraslay, Bharud Dhangar Samaj in Bhagwanpura village and Kshatriya Kushwaha Samaj in Badgaon. MLA Shri Kedar Davar and Presidents of communities were present on the occasion.



aa Minister Shri Sharma presents trophies to winners of Maitri cricket match
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 February 2019

Minister for Public Relation Shri P.C. Sharma reached Old Campion School Ground today and boosted morale of cricket players. He gave a trophy to the winner team, Media Eleven. Mayor Eleven lifted runner up trophy. Shri Sharma honored Shri Vaibhav Gupta with Best bowler trophy. Similarly, Shri Manoj Chourasia and Shri Izhar Khan were honoured with the Best Batsman and Man of the Match trophy respectively.



aa Refresher Course must for job-oriented education: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2019

Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma said at the first regional conference of the Rajya Shiksha Seva Sangh that it is necessary to run refresher course from time to time to make education employment oriented. School Education Minister Dr. Prabhuram Choudhary said that there is a great need for change to improve the quality of education. This was stated by the minister duo at the first regional conference of the Rajya Shiksha Seva Sangh organized at Subhash Secondary School of Excellence. Minister Shri Sharma said that teachers are the determinants of the future of children. It is a good thing to take a positive initiative to improve the quality of school education in the conference. He accepted that several steps need to be taken to improve the quality of education at present. He said that he will meet Chief Minister Kamal Nath in this connection along with the Education Minister. School Education Minister Dr. Choudhary said that there is a great need to change the education system to improve the standard of education. Efforts will be made to remove its shortcomings. Also, the good qualities will be promoted. Shri Choudhary said that if we all become determined, then undoubtedly the quality of education will improve. For the first time, the Government has taken an important step in introducing parents-teachers meet (PTM) in government educational institutions. Corporator Shri Yogendra Singh Chouhan, Rajya Shiksha Seva Sangh President Shri Dhirendra Chaturvedi, Vice-President Shri K.K. Dwivedi, Secretary Shri D.S. Kushwaha and state, division and district-level office-bearers were present on the occasion.



aa Development strategy to be based on ground study of urban bodies
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2019

The strategy regarding redressal of issues and challenges relating to municipal corporation, municipality and Nagar Parishad should be made after its ground study. Work on development should be done on the basis of this strategy. Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh gave this suggestion during a discussion regarding the National Institute of Urbanization with officials. Minister Shri Singh said that urban bodies must be encouraged to become self-reliant. He said that the system is fully dependent on grants for implementation of schemes. They cannot give even 10 percent of their share. Shri Singh said that while planning development, migration from villages to the cities should also be kept in mind. Services of urban development experts should also be taken. Director General of Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, Shri R. Parashuram said that the elected representatives should also be imparted training soon after election along with the officers and employees of Urban Development and Housing Department. He said that there should also be a provision of seeking services from 30-45 year- old experienced urban development specialists. Shri Parasuram said that the institute coming up in Bhopal would be useful for other states also. Commissioner Urban Development and Housing Shri Gulshan Bamra said that work is being done mainly in schemes like AMRUT, Swachh Bharat Mission, Pradhan Mantri Awas and Smart City in the urban bodies. The redressal of drinking water and sewerage issues are included prominently. Urban Development Expert Smt. Sunali Rohra gave a presentation on the objectives and importance of the establishment of the national institute. She told that institutes like DFID, USID, MIT, Oxford University are also willing to extend support in the establishment of the institute. She told that there will be an independent board of 25 members for the institute. The Institute will work as Centre for Excellence, Service Lines and Regional Chapters. This can be operated on PPP mode. Urban population to be 38 percent by year 2025 Smt. Sunali informed that it is estimated that by year 2025, 38 percent population in India will be urban. She focussed on the causes of poor quality of life in cities, slow pace of urbanisation and lack of experts in cities. She said that urbanisation is must for the country’s economic development. Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Sanjay Dubey, Secretary Shri Rajiv Sharma, Director Town and Country Planning Shri Rahul Jain, Additional Commissioner Shri Swatantra Singh, Chief Advisor of Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis Shri M.M. Upadhyaya and Shri Chitranjan Tyagi also gave significant suggestions at the meeting.



aa Engineer fit and hit everywhere
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2019

Addressing the first global alumni convention of MANIT today at Minto Hall, Public Relations, Law and Legal Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trust and Endowments Minister Shri P.C. Sharma said that every Engineering student is fit and a hit everywhere. Ex-students of MANIT from 26 countries took part in the event. In his address, Shri Sharma underlined the outstanding work undertaken by former students of MANIT in various fields and said that if all work together, they can bring revolutionary changes in any field. He expressed happiness on meeting old colleagues. Shri Sharma said that new energy is generated by meeting former colleagues. Today students who have passed out of MANIT are making Bhopal and the whole country proud in 65 countries around the world. Noted personalities who have been ex-students of MANIT were felicitated at the convention. Former Manitian and current Director General, Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis Shri R. Parshuram was honoured in the Non Core Category. In the Core category, ex-students Shri John K. John, Shri Santosh Choubey and Shri Sanjeev Agarwal were felicitated. Guests released the souvenir ‘Magnum Opus-2019’ published by MANIT Alumni cell in the programme. Canada resident and MANIT Alumni Cell President Sushri Ragini R.V.R, former MLA Shri Shailendra Pradhan, Retired Major General Shri Shyam Shrivastava, Shri Sanjeev Saxena and Shri Prafulla Nilose were also present on the occasion



aa CM Shri Nath welcomes MP and Indian National Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 February 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath today welcomed MP and Indian National Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi at the state hangar in Bhopal. Shri Nath accorded a warm welcome to Shri Gandhi by offering him a bouquet. Assembly Speaker Shri Narmada Prasad Prajapati and Deputy Speaker Sushri Hina Kanwre also welcomed Shri Gandhi with bouquets. Several public representatives including former Mayor Shri Sunil Sood and Smt. Vibha Patel were present on the occasion. Shri Gandhi was accompanied by MP Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia and Shri Deepak Bawaria from New Delhi to Bhopal.



aa Data segregation in terms of gender must: PS Shri Kansotia
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 February 2019

Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotia has said that gender budgeting is must for women empowerment. He said that data segregation should be done in terms of gender only then can proper work be done in the right direction towards gender equality. Shri Kansotia was addressing a one-day Gender Responsive Budgeting workshop organised at Hotel Palash today in collaboration with U. N. Women. Shri Kansotia said that gender responsive budgeting is a strong means of bringing women into the mainstream of development. Data segregation gives details on the number of provisions and facilities being given to girls or women in the schemes being run by various departments. Sushri Dharmishtha of U.N. Women, Hyderabad gave a presentation of a survey conducted in Madhya Pradesh in term of gender responsive budget. She said that several such facts have come to light in the survey according to which much more work has to be done in the direction of women empowerment. Apart from officials of Women and Child Development Department, officials of the departments of Forest, Tribal Welfare and School Education Department were also present on the occasion.



aa Resignation of Vice-Chancellor of Vikram University accepted
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 February 2019

Chancellor and Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has accepted the resignation presented by Vice-Chancellor of Vikram University Professor S.S. Pandey with immediate effect. The Governor has given orders to Vice President of Arts Faculty of Vikram University, Ujjain, Dr. Balkrishna Sharma, to work as Vice Chancellor till further orders. .



aa Decision to start Yuva Swabhiman Yojana in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2019

In a meeting held at the Mantralaya today under the chairmanship Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, the Cabinet has decided to introduce the Yuva Swabhiman Yojana in the state. This decision was taken with the purpose of making the youth of the state self-reliant in the time to come and to give them professional skill training. Under the scheme, urban youth have been given 100 days employment guarantee in a year. The benefit of the scheme can be taken by such urban youth in 21-30 age group whose income is maximum Rs. 2 lakh annually. Rs 4 thousand per month stipend will be provided to the youth. The process of registration for this scheme will begin from February 10 in urban bodies. Six lakh 50 thousand youth of the state will be trained under the scheme. A financial burden of Rs 750 crore will be incurred in the implementation of the scheme. The Cabinet approved a hike of Rs 600 from Rs 300-500 as per eligible beneficiary under Government of India schemes including Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension, Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension, Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme etc. The Cabinet has hiked the pension of beneficiaries including elderly citizens, disabled, destitutes, widows, unmarried women, kanya guardians, all inmates of old age homes under state government’s Integrated Social Security Pension Scheme from Rs.300-500 to Rs 600 per month per beneficiary according to their eligibility. . About 40 lakh 37 thousand 553 elderly citizens, unmarried women, destitute and disabled beneficiaries of the state will avail the benefits. Similarly, the Cabinet approved Rs 600 per month per beneficiary as per eligibility for mentally retarded, people with multiple disabilities, cerebral palsy patients, autism cases of more than 6 years of age. The Cabinet approved the creation of four posts of technical level for the establishment of a strong IT cell for Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. The Cabinet decided to amend the provisions related to the Commercial Tax Department for the implementation of the Tourism Policy 2016. For promoting tourism in the state and investing in tourism sector, maximum number of private investors are being encouraged to set up tourism projects. World-class facilities will be provided to attract foreign tourists in the state and provide them with excellent services. With this purpose conditions in bar licenses have been rationalized. This will increase the revenue in tourism with facilities. Indira Grah Jyoti Yojana According to the manifesto, Indira Grah Jyoti Yojana will be started in the state for domestic power consumers. The current Saral Bijlee Scheme will be integrated in it. Under the scheme, bill of maximum Rs. 100 will be given to consumers against consumption of upto 100 units. Difference amount will be given by the state government in the form of subsidy to the Power Distribution Companies. Beneficiaries will be given bills according to the fixed rate in tariff for just excess units on consumption of more than 100 units. The benefit of Indira Grah Jyoti Yojana will be given to the domestic power consumers of below poverty line belonging to scheduled case and scheduled tribe and exemption from the current energy and fuel cess will continue. This scheme will come into force from the billing cycle of March. Indira Kisan Jyoti Yojana According to the manifesto, Indira Kisan Jyoti Yojana will be implemented in the state in connection to reduce the electricity bills to half for agriculture consumers of upto 10 h.p. The scheme will be implemented from April 2019. Under the scheme, electricity will be supplied for more than 10 h.p. permanent agriculture pump connections on the flat rate being charged currently at the rate of Rs. 1400 per h.p. per annum and Rs. 700 per H.P. per annum for permanent agriculture pump connections upto 10 H.P. Difference amount will be paid by the state government in the form of subsidy to the Power distribution companies. Under the scheme, while giving rebate of 50 percent in the rate of energy cess payable at present for meter based permanent and temporary agriculture pump consumers of upto 10 H.P., the difference amount will be paid by the state government in the form of additional subsidy to the power distribution companies. In the cabinet meeting, a decision has been taken to give state government’s guarantee towards medium/small term loan of Rs. 2900 crore ( Rs. 1200 crore each of Poorva and Madhya Kshetra and Rs. 500 crore of Pashchim Kshetra Loan)obtained by all the three companies from the Finance Corporation. For this guarantee, all the three companies will pay guarantee charge at the rate of 0.5 percent per annum to the state government.



aa Loan of every eligible farmer to be waived
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has directed to ensure that the loan of every eligible farmer under Jai Kisan Crop Loan Waiver Scheme is waived. He said that the farmers on whose names fake loans have been taken can now come forward fearlessly, government will do justice and punish the guilty. Shri Nath was reviewing the progress of crop loan waiver scheme at Mantralaya today. Cooperatives and General Administration Minister Dr. Govind Singh, Farmers-Welfare an Agriculture Development Minister Shri Sachin Yadav, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty and senior officers of Finance, Agriculture and Cooperatives Department were present in the meeting. Shri Nath said that the crop loan waivers scheme is included in the topmost priority of the government. He said that the benefits of the scheme should reach every farmer who falls under the periphery of the scheme. He expressed displeasure over the cases of fake loans taken in the names of farmers. He appealed to the farmers that if their names have been misused to take out fake loan they should come forward without any fear as the government stands with them. He directed in the meeting to take serious note of the fake loan cases and get it investigated minutely. Stern action will be taken against those found guilty. It was told at the meeting that 50 lakh 61 thousand applications have been filled under loan waiver scheme. Out of these 45 lakh 9 thousand are online applications. The process of loan waiver will be completed till February 22 and the process of depositing the amount in the farmer’s accounts will begin. Under the scheme, loans of small and marginal farmers will be waived on priority.



aa Dirty hospitals, health centres to call for strict action
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2019

Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silawat said that concerned officers-employees will be taken to task if hospitals and health centre premises are found dirty. He was inspecting a health centre at Kolar today. Shri Silawat directed that the tanks from which water is supplied to the hospitals must be cleaned once in every 15 days. RO system should be introduced for drinking water. On finding a long queue of patients in the OPD of Kolar health centre, he said that more registration counters should be made and seating arrangement should be made for the patients in the OPD section. On finding lack of proper examination table in the Gynaecologist’s room and failure to supply meals in the maternity ward during the inspection, Shri Silawat told to ensure better facilities in the CMHO immediately. Shri Silawat expressed displeasure over lack of adequate space between beds in the NRC ward of severely malnourished children of Kolar health centre. He said that 10 beds have been installed in the room which is quite small as a result of which there is not much space between the beds. He instructed to expand the wards and maintain proper space between the beds. During the inspection MLA Shri Raghuraj Singh Kansana and Shri Pankaj Chaturvedi also accompanied him.



aa People’s satisfaction is government’s first priority: P.R.D. Minister Shri Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2019

Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Kamleshwar Patel has said that People’s satisfaction is the first priority of the state government. Negligence of any kind will not be tolerated in this. If corruption is done by my relatives, they too will not be spared. Corruption will not be tolerated at any level. He further mentioned that public representatives should enhance their activeness in rural areas. This was said by Shri Patel during the discussion with the representatives of Panchayat Raj, who came to meet him at Mantralaya. Minister Shri Patel stated that government staff and panchayats’ representatives should do works of public welfare in coordination. He mentioned that about Five crore 25 lakh people of the state dwell in rural areas and to bring improvement in their standard of life is state government’s priority. Shri Patel said that sarpanchs should also wakeful towards their rights and responsibilities. They should not do any wrong work under the influence of secretary or any other person. He mentioned that a training of Panchayati Raj Representatives is being organized by the Directorate of Panchayati Raj in the entire state. The training programme has already been inaugurated recently at Dhar District Headquarters. Shri Patel every kind of payment is being made online in Rural Development and Panchayat Raj representative should take this process seriously.



aa Madhya Pradesh Tourism honours with International Award
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2019

Madhya Pradesh Tourism was honoured with International Award for TVC at ‘Fitur’ programme held recently in Spain. The awarded TVC is focused on destinations of Madhya Pradesh. This has been selected from the entry of 58 films. The Principal Secretary Shri Hariranjan Rao while informing about this handed over the award to the Minister for Tourism Shri Surendra Singh Baghel. The Minister emphasized to incorporate publicity and information of hotels, resorts etc. of the Corporation in the tourism strategy. PS Shri Rao apprised Shri Baghel about the efforts being made at the global level for the publicity of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. He informed that Madhya Pradesh Tourism is participating in 4 trade fairs and 9 road shows at international level. Moreover, it is also participating in the world’s biggest Travel Trade Show in London and Berlin. Madhya Pradesh Tourism also had participation in ‘Fitur’ programme held recently in Spain. Managing Director of Tourism Development Corporation Shri T. Ilayya Raja and other Senior Officers were present on the occasion.



aa Project Gau Shala Gains Speed, Many Organizations Show Keen Interest
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 February 2019

Acting fast on the instructions of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, the Project Gau Shala has gained speed. A number of reputed institutions have shown interest in setting up of Gau Shala in eight districts. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and National Institutes of Technology are also coming forward to make Gau Shalas sustainable. Expert bodies like BAIF are also keen to adopt Gau Shala. The draft of the Gau Shala policy is ready and Gau Shala Bill is being considered. This is for the first time the task of giving shelter to homeless cattle has been taken on such a massive scale. The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath reviewed the progress of the Gau Shala project at Mantralaya here today and asked the concerning authorities to take concrete action in the next three weeks. It was informed in the meeting that more than six hundred sites have been identified where the Gau Shalas could be set up. The process is going on. Shifting of more than nine thousand uncared bovine animals has already started. The Chief Minister also gave instructions to incorporate the provision of sharing funds for operation of Gau Shalas in the guideline for the use of the social corporate responsibility fund available with industrial companies operative in the state. Shri Nath asked the concerning officers to speed up setting up of Gau Shalas in problematic districts. He instructed all concerned departments to make better use of available budget. Operational Priorities Fixed The Chief Minister gave instructions to give top priority to the district level committee for operation and management of Gau Shalas. Second priority to the Panchayat, third to Self-help groups and fourth to committed NGOs. He said that the responsibility for the operation of Gau Shalas in non-forest villages must be taken up by the Department of Animal Husbandry while in forest villages, the responsibility would be owned by the Department of Forest. The Chief Minister gave instructions to form a coordination committee of Additional Chief Secretaries headed by the Chief Secretary to address emerging issues. He said that all levels of panchayats and panchayat secretaries should take up the responsibility of management of Gau Shalas. Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav, Rural Development Minister Shri Kamleshwar Patel, Minister for Agriculture Shri Sachin Yadav, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty and senior officials of the concerning departments were present.



aa Employees’ honour is our religion: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 February 2019

Minister for General Administration Dr. Govind Singh, Minister for Home Shri Bala Bachchan and Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma held discussions with the representatives of all Employees’ Unions as regard to the welfare of employees in a joint meeting at Mantralaya today. Addressing the programme, Shri P.C. Sharma said that employees’ honour is our religion. He told that all the employees’ related 68 promises mentioned in the manifesto will be fulfilled within time limit. Shri Sharma said that the state government is committed to work constantly in the welfare of employees and people of the state. He mentioned that the government led by the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has fulfilled many promises of the manifesto within a month itself. Before the formation of the government, CM Shri Kamal Nath met the representatives of all the employees’ unions, heard their demands and grievances and included them in the manifesto. Now all their demands will be fulfilled one by one. He further said that besides discharging his responsibilities as minister, he will always stand with the employees’ unions, whenever they need his cooperation. Minister for General Administration Dr. Govind Singh and Minister for Home Shri Bala Bachchan on behalf of the government also gave assurance for taking necessary steps in the welfare of the employees.



aa Adopt professionalism in working of Milk Federation
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 February 2019

Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fishermen Welfare and Fisheries Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav said that the Milk Federation should adopt professionalism in its functioning. Milk collection should be increased by forming new milk producing societies and new routes in areas where milk is not being collected from the cattle keeper. He mentioned that milk collection in Gwalior division is less than expected. There is a need to pay proper attention in this regard. Minister Shri Yadav was reviewing the programmes of M.P. State Cooperative Dairy Federation at Mantralaya today. The Additional Chief Secretary Animal Husbandry Shri Manoj Shrivastava, M.D. Milk Federation Smt. Aruna Gupta and Director Animal Husbandry besides other officers were present at the meeting. Minister Shri Yadav stated that milk collection in Gwalior and Jabalpur division is less in comparison to other divisions, therefore it should be increased. It was informed in the meeting that on an average over 10 lakh kilogram milk is being collected daily by the Milk Federation from the milk producers. Vitamin A and D fortified milk has also been produced by the Milk Federation from this month. In the meeting, facility for high quality production, setting up of advanced laboratories, automation of plants, expansion of cold chain and other issues were also discussed. Also implementation of National Programmes for dairy development in 22 selected districts was reviewed. Minister Shri Yadav also reviewed programmes and schemes of the Rajya Pashudhan and Kukkut Vikas Nigam.



aa There is no synonym for Hard Work
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 February 2019

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that we get success owing to only hard work and conscientious. There is no synonym for hard work. Country got freedom after hard struggle. Therefore, it is necessary for us that we should perform our duties with national spirit to sustain it. She expressed her views during the ‘At Home’ programme organized for the NCC cadets, who returned after taking part in the Republic Day Programme. Under Officer Garima Singh Bhadoria, Yogesh Dadhore and Senior Captain Deependra Singh Jadon, who have performed best in the Republic Day Celebration programme were honoured on the occasion. The Governor said that NCC has laudable contribution in developing discipline and feeling of unity in youth. She mentioned that participation of girls in NCC is a matter of pride. Smt. Patel urged the society to encourage children to enroll themselves in NCC. He hoped that NCC cadets will achieve new goals with new spirit in future and bring laurels to the country and state. Smt. Patel was presented a model of battle ship made by the cadets in the NCC camp. The Additional Director General NCC, Major General Mukesh K. Dutta has informed that one lakh youth of 51 districts of M.P. and 27 of Chhattisgarh are receiving NCC training. Out of this 30 percent are girls. Mentioning about the accomplishment of cadets in sports and other heroic activities, he informed that 3 cadets have been selected in the armed forces of the country and 12 cadets have visited 10 countries including Russia. The Deputy Director General Brigadier K.J.S. Rathore and Group Commander Brigadier Anil Hudda were also present.



aa Ensure uniform water supply in entire Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 February 2019

Ensure uniform water supply in entire Bhopal. Stop leakage under any circumstances. Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh gave these instructions while reviewing ongoing works of Bhopal Municipal Corporation. Shri Singh said that newly constructed water tank in Medical College and Ram Nagar should be connected within 7 days. He further mentioned that if problem in water supply emerge at any place, it should be solved immediately. Shri Singh said that water supply should be ensured at places where bulk electricity connections have been provided. He asserted that water problem of Shankaracharya Nagar, Rohit Nagar, Sneh Nagar besides other colonies should be redressed immediately. Principal Secretary Shri Pramod Agrawal said that water tax should be recovered on the basis of meter reading for the commercial tap connections. He stated that a decision in this connection should be taken at Municipal Council level. Information of water bill should be sent through SMS. MLA Smt. Krishna Gaur and Corporator Shri Girish Sharma apprised about the local problems. Commissioner Municipal Corporation Shri Abhijit Agrawal and other officers were present at the meeting.



aa Minister Shri Jaiswal participates in Mining Investment Conference in South Africa
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 February 2019

Minister for Mineral Resources, Shri Pradeep Jaiswal participated in the World Level Mining and Technology Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa. Principal Secretary Mining Shri Neeraj Mandloi and Director Mining Shri Vinit Austin also accompanied him. Minister Shri Jaiswal had elaborated discussions about mineral exploration with various esteemed companies, participating in the conference. Representatives of 2000 companies of 74 countries are taking part in the conference. New technology related to mineral exploration and equipments were also exhibited at the conference. The Secretary Ministry of Steel Government of India and delegations of Odisha, Jharkhand and Karnataka besides other states are also taking part in the conference.



aa Technical education is useful for society
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 February 2019

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that technical education should be useful for the society. Directions of innovation and research should create balance between humans and the nature along with social welfare. Knowledge and skills will be meaningful for the society and the nation when they have human values and virtues. The Governor was addressing the 10th convocation of Rajiv Gandhi Praudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya today. The Governor awarded students with degrees and medals. Prof. A.S. Kiran Kumar was the Chief Guest of the programme. The Governor said that the basis of Indian culture is that all should be happy. Prosperity of any country depends on the quality of its intellectual richness. Complete development of a person and society is possible only through education and technical skills. Expectations of the society from technocrats have risen due to information technology based life style. Advanced technology has raised the standard of living and has created new records of development. Significance of life values should be maintained, attention should be paid on it. The Governor expects from the students that they will use the knowledge for the benefit of the society and the nation. With the constructive approach, they will work putting aside the personal interest, as a responsible citizen. She said that proper use of time is an important key for success in life. The aim should be connected with potential and it should be within reach but not in grip. Achievement motivates for further aim. She hopes that students will succeed in setting new records for development of living standards of citizens, public welfare and all round development. The Governor stressed on a need to take initiative in giving benefit to university students from huge knowledge and experience of Prof. Kiran Kumar. She said that action should be taken by forming a cell in this regard. Technical education and skill development minister Shri Bala Bachchan expressed need for new efforts for placement of students. The university should link itself with big companies. He invited suggestions in this direction. Shri Bachchan assured full cooperation from the government in fulfilling needs of students. He recalled former prime minister late Shri Rajiv Gandhi and said that the university was set up according to his vision. It expands the opportunities and reach of technical education. Low cost and easy technical education is being provided conveniently. Chief Guest senior scientist Prof. Kiran Kumar called upon the students to make India Vishwa Guru again, students should create new paths. He said that acquiring knowledge is most important fact in the life of any person. He said that many successful experiments have been conducted for redressing social problems by using technology. We should use technology for redressing problems of the society by getting motivation from them. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sunil Kumar delivered the welcome speech. Mementos were given to the guests. The students were administered convocation resolution. Twenty five students of Chandpur primary school, who were invited with an objective to generate creating interest in technical education since childhood, were present at the programme.



aa C.M. Shri Kamal Nath meets Prime Minister
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 February 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath today met the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at New Delhi and had detailed discussions on issues relating to agriculture and mining to expedite economic activities in the state. Shri Nath requested early action on 27 cases which are eligible for a grant of mining lease to speed up the state's economic activities. Shri Kamal Nath apprised the Prime Minister of pendency of 170 such applications eligible for mining lease under Sections 10-A and 2-B of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act. Prompt decision on these proposals will spur the state's economic activities. The Chief Minister appreciated the amendment made by the Central Government in the Mine and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act in January 2015. He said that states like Madhya Pradesh are benefiting from the provisions of the District Mineral Fund. At the same time, they are also contributing in improving the other indicators for the development of infrastructure and people of the areas affected by mining activities. Urges release of 575.90 crores of prize deficit scheme Shri Kamal Nath also urged the Prime Minister to help release Rs 575.90 crore as the cost of implementing prize deficient payment scheme for the oilseeds. He expressed commitment to implementing Prime Minister's Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan. Shri Nath apprised Shri Modi of the prevailing scenario that Madhya Pradesh paid Rs. 1951.80 crore to the farmers as difference in the minimum support price and the model selling price. He said that if this crop had been procured by the Nafed at minimum support price, then administrative costs and losses would be around 2800 crore. The Chief Minister urged the Prime Minister that in view of the dispensation of sharing 50% cost by the Government of India, Madhya Pradesh should get the remaining Rs.575.90 crore at the earliest. Urge to fix Soybean target at 26.92 lakh metric tonnes Shri Nath requested the Prime Minister to allow Madhya Pradesh increase the target for Soybean to 40% i.e. 26.92 lakh metric tonnes in the price deficit payment scheme. Shri Nath said that in the guideline for PDPS should be at par with that of Price Support Scheme. He urged Shri Modi to approve the PDPS target for Soybean to 40 percent of the State's production viz - 26.92 lakh metric tonne.



aa Minister Shri Sharma performs bhomi poojan of C.C. Road
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 February 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Religious Trusts and Endowments, Aviation, Science and Technology, Shri P.C. Sharma performed bhoomi poojan of C.C. road costing Rs. 11 lakh in Jawahar Bhavan campus, Roshanpura today. He informed that Smart Light will also be installed in the area. PR Minister Shri Sharma said that several important decisions have been taken by the state government within a period of one month in the welfare of people. After the formation of the government, at first farmers’ loan upto Rs. 2 lakh has been waived off. Financial assistance amount under the Kanya Vivah Yojana has been increased to Rs. 51 thousand. Under the same scheme, binding of income limit besides religion and caste has also been abolished. Benefit of the scheme will be provided to all. Pension amount of widows and destitute has been enhanced from Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000. Corporator Shri Yogendra Singh Chouhan and Shri Kailash Mishra, Shri Ishwar Singh Chouhan, Shri Asif Zaki were present on the occasion



aa Night bus service to be started in State: Transport Minister Shri Rajput
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 February 2019

Minister for Transport Shri Govind Singh Rajput has said that uniforms for passengers’ bus drivers and conductors will be made essential. All neccessary arrangements will be made for constructions of buildings for the regional transport offices, night bus service to be introduced and rural transport facility will be encouraged in the state. Moreover, a solution will be drawn in the interest of passengers by establishing coordination between private bus operators and sootra seva operators in the state. Shri Rajput further mentioned that efforts will be made to integrate Red Bus, Ola and Uber etc. on one platform by preparing a new app and by introducing GPS based automatic vehicle location system in the interest of common people so that monitoring of vehicles could be made from the control room. Initiative to to be taken to include a chapter on transport safety in school curriculum. This was informed by Shri Rajput at the joint meeting of the officers of the Transport Department and Bus Operators held at the Academy of Administration. Moreover, Shri Rajput stated that neccessary improvement will be made in the present system to facilitate citizens with better transport facilities in the state. He informed that a process to bring reforms has already been begun. Initiative to hold discussions with the private bus operators is also an important link in this direction. He said that he has come to know about the real problems of the operators during the interaction with them in today’s meeting. There are different problems of all the categories. Keeping in mind the problems of common man, neccessary amendmends will also be made in the transport policy. The Minister mentioned that steps will be taken soon in the direction to make neccessary public transport management in proportion to the population in our large state. Deliberations on works of Inter-City Transport Authority, strengthening transport administration, improvement in arrangement of fitness certificate of vehicles, to bring down road accidents, establishment of centers at all the district headquarters for conducting pollution test, construction of bus stands in cities with more than one lakh population, to ply Volvo buses on new routes, increase in route of non-stop service, safety of school buses/vehicles and their checking took place in the meeting. The Minister Shri Rajput instructed the officers of the department to be serious in following the manifesto and to provide neccessary facilities to the citizens. At the outset, the bus operators appreciated the Transport Minister for holding meeting with them. Those who were present at the meeting include Shri Vimal Gupta of Gwalior, Shri Virendra Bais of Dewas, Shri Shameem Khan of Betul, Shri Sanjay Sharma of Jabalpur, Shri Surendra Mishra of Chanderi, Shri Mohammad Imran of Ujjain, Shri Sanjeev Jain of Seoni, Shri Prakash Jain of Jhabua, Shri Brijmohan Rathi of Bhopal and others. The Transport Commissioner Dr. Shailendra Shrivastava and other officers were also present at the meeting.



aa Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh performs Bhoomi Poojan of Road from Sonagiri to Bypass
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 February 2019

Minister for Urban and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh performed bhoomi poojan of four lane road to be constructed under the Master Plan from Sonagiri via Rajat Nagar to Ayodhya Bypass. The road will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 crore 25 lakh. Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh said that besides constructing a smart road, problems of water, road and sewage of the ward will be resolved soon. He mentioned that quality in works is our priority. Shri Singh stated that success is sure, if we learn more and more from the working style of the Former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur. He said that the door of his house and office is always opened to redress any kind of problem. Yuva Swabhiman Yojana Moreover, Shri Singh has informed that Yuva Swabhiman Yojana is being implemented in the state. Employment of 100 days will be ensured for urban youth aged between 21 and 30 under the scheme. He mentioned that basic amenities in all the urban bodies will be developed on priority. The Former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gour said that this is public programme. He mentioned that metro rail should be started soon in the city. He stated that approximately 2 crore 50 lakh people reside in cities and the responsibility to ensure facilities to them lies with the urban development and housing department. Member of Legislative Assembly Smt. Krishna Gour informed about the local problems. The Former MP Shri Sandeep Dixit and Former President of Municipal Corporation of Bhopal Shri Kaliash Mishra also expressed their views. The Corporator Shri Girish Sharma highlighted the problems of the ward.



aa Gou-Shalas to be developed: Minister Shri P.C. Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 February 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowments, Shri P.C. Sharma performed bhoomi poojan of paver blocks laying work at Gayatri Shakti Peeth today. The work costing Rs. 8 lakh is being done from the Corporator’s Fund. He also gave approval to sink tube well in temple’s premises. The Local Corporator, Leader of the Opposition, Municipal Corporation Shri Mohammed Saghir and MLA Shri Arif Masood were present on the occasion. Comprehensive work plan to be made for Gou-Shalas After seeing the Gou-Shala situated in the premises of temple, Shri Sharma expressed happiness over its management. He said that work will be carried out in all the temples of the state to improve the management of Gou-Shalas. Moreover, Shri Sharma said that profit earned from the conservation of cow progeny will be used to provide benefits to the common man by preparing and implementing a comprehensive work plan at the state level. He gave instructions to the Municipal Corporation to construct soak pit for Bio-Gas plant in temple premises.



aa Direct action will be taken if problems not redressed: Minister Shri P.C. Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 February 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowments, Shri P.C. Sharma visited Vallabh Bhavan Ward No.33 today and heard grievances of the citizens. He gave instructions over phone to the responsible officers to redress the problems. Shri Sharma told the officials that direct action will be taken for not initiating action within 3 days. Shri Sharma told the citizens that people itself are government. Their problems will be resolved on priority. The citizens apprised Shri Sharma about the improper arrangement of water, insanitation and problems related to disconnection of electricity connections in the area. Shri Sharma directed the electricity department of the Municipal Corporation to connect all the disconnected electricity connections immediately. He said that electricity bill of more than Rs. 100 per month will not be recovered from the consumers. He said that electricity bill has been reduced to half. Moreover, as regard to redress the water problem, Shri Sharma gave instructions to the Municipal Corporation to connect all the tap water connections to ensure sufficient water. Furthermore, he directed sanitation in-charge to put sanitation arrangements in order in Vallabh Nagar and Bhim Nagar within three days. Camp to be organized to redress grievances PR Minister Shri Sharma assured the local people that a camp will be organized soon to redress all the problems of the area. He said that he himself will bring along the Municipal Commissioner and concerned officers of electricity, water, road and sanitation in the camp. Asking people to note his mobile number 9425010011, he told them to contact him directly in case of any problem. Employment Fair on February 14-15 Shri Sharma stated that the state government is committed to do every work for the welfare of people. He informed people about the important decisions taken by the government for people’s welfare. He said that employment will be provided to all the employed youth. He mentioned that an employment fair is being organized at Manas Bhavan on February 14-15. As many as 50 companies are taking part in the camp to recruit youth of age group between 18 and 40 years. The employment fair will begin from 9.00 a.m.



aa Narmada Jayanti Mahotsav to be celebrated in grand form: Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 February 2019

Narmada Jayanti Mahotsav will be celebrated in grand form in Hoshangabad on February 11 and 12. Jal-Manch will be a centre of attraction in the Mahotsav. This was informed during a committee meeting of Narmada Jayanti Mahotsav held at Narmada Mandir of Tulsi Nagar, Bhopal under the Chairmanship of the District In-Charge of Hoshangabad and Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma. PR Minister Shri Sharma said that a wide publicity of Narmada Jayanti Mahotsav should be conducted in the state. Cultural programmes will be organized and distinguished citizens will be honoured during the Mahotsav. Detail discussion in connection to Jal-Manch, electricity arrangements, barricading, police control room and Narmada ghats besides arrangements of the Central Water Commission took place in the meeting. President of Mahotsav Committee and MLA Shri Sitasharan Sharma, Former Minister Shri Sartaj Singh, Former MLAs Sushri Savita Deewan, Shri Arjun Paliya, District Congress President Shri Kapil Foujdar, Executive President Shri Rajesh Tiwari, President of Nagar Palika Shri Akhilesh Khandelwal, Senior officers of Police and Administration besides Collector Hoshangabad Shri Ashish Saxena were present at the meeting.



aa SC Students should get scholarship to pursue studies in Columbia University
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 February 2019

Minister for Religious Trusts and Endowments, Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology and Aviation, Shri P.C. Sharma said that cases lodged against the members of Jangda Samaj during the protest and demonstration will be withdrawn. He further mentioned that students of scheduled caste community should get scholarship to pursue studies in Columbia University. He said that a case in which 50 years of record for caste certificate has been asked will be examined. Minister for Urban and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh said that the community should identify land for Dharmshala, remaining work will be done by the urban development department soon. He informed that Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar was the first Indian, who pursued studies from the Columbia University. He also studied from the same university. He further mentioned that benefits of all the government schemes will be provided to the people belonging to the scheduled caste community. He extended best wishes to youth, who were present at the State Level Yuvak-Yuvti Parichay Sammelan. School Education Minister Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary said that all the children of the community must pursue good education. He mentioned that all facilities will be provided to them for better education. A souvenir was also released on the occasion. Commemorating Himanshu Bandhewal, talented students and senior social activists were also honoured during the Mahasabha. Students who have secured more than 80 percent marks in class 10th and 12th were also honoured. The Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansaotiya was also present at the programme.



aa First bhoomi-pujan of Spirituality Department in Orchha
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 February 2019

Religious Trust and Endowments, Public Relations, Law and Legal Affairs, Science and Technology and Aviation Minister Shri P.C. Sharma and Commercial Tax Minister Shri Brijendra Singh Rathore today performed bhoomi pujan of Rani Ganesh Kunwari Yatri Seva Sadan costing Rs 96 lakhs in Orchha in Niwadi district. Endowments Minister Shri Sharma said that this is the first bhoomi-pujan work of Spirituality Department being started from Orchha so that the state’s temple culture and its properties remain protected and these temples and properties are managed properly and the devsthans are used for good purpose. Shri Sharma said that the government is working at a fast pace for the development of all devsthans. The process of appointment of priests is being fixed. A three-time hike is being made in their honorarium. Rules are being made to rent out buildings, shops, property etc. of devsthans. Development of properties of Devsthans which fall under urban area is being planned. Pujari Kalyan Kosh to be formed Minister Shri Sharma told that the government is forming a Pujari Kalyan Kosh through which the government will pay attention to the education and health of children of priests. Arrangement of insurance of priests will be made. Children of priests who wish to study in Sanskrit will be provided education up to Acharya level. Keshavkunj Mangal Parisar and Rai Praveen Vividh Kala Kendra to be developed Shri Sharma said that Keshavkunj Mangal Parisar and Rai Praveen Vividh Kala Kendra will be developed in Orchha in the next phase with the joint funds of Madhya Pradesh Teerth Mela Pradhikaran and Ramraja temple. Keshavkunj Mangal Parisar will not only help retain the memories of Mahakavi Keshav but will also be an ideal spot for organising religious events like Katha Bhagvat Vivah etc. in Orchha. Rai Praveen Vividh Kala Kendra dedicated to Rai Praveen, who once mesmerized Ramraja temple with her singing and dance, will be a memorial for those pursuing arts. The centre will also boost bhajans, keertans, dance and other art forms in Orchha. He also mentioned about the construction of dharamshalas worth Rs 20 lakh each in Jeeran and Achru Mata in the next phase. Solar unit to be installed in Ramraja temple Endowments Minister Shri Sharma told that a solar unit system will be installed in the Ramraja temple. A master plan will be prepared to fully develop Orchha as a tourist spot keeping in mind its needs for the next 50 years. Presiding over the programme Commercial Tax Minister Shri Rathore said that Orchha is a centre of faith for all. He said that he presented workplans for the development of Achru Mata Mandir, Saket Ramayan Museum and other devsthans along with the all round development of Orchha so that the region is developed and the youth and local persons get jobs.



aa Pt. Kamalkishore Nagar hails CM Shri Nath’s decision on Gauvansh protection
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 February 2019

Eminent narrator, Pandit Kamalkishore Nagar after Acharya Shri Vidhyasagar Maharaj hailed the decision of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath to open one thousand cowsheds. Pandit Nagar is narrating stories in Gommatgiri near Indore these days. Pandit Nagar has said that with his commitment to protect cows the Chief Minister is adhering to Rajdharma. It is noteworthy that 197 cowsheds are being run in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan with the help of the society by Shri Nagar. There are one thousand cows in Gowardhana Gaushala of Gommatgiri.



aa Failure to wake up to adverse effects of climate change would lead to World War-like situation
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 February 2019

Environment and Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma has said that if we fail to understand the consequences of climate change even at this juncture, the world will have to face a situation of World War III over water. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to pay special attention to water conservation. The Environment Minister was addressing the inaugural session of the workshop on 'Wetlands and Climate Change' in the EPCO premises here today. He gave away prizes to the school and college student who took part in the drawing competition and the participants of the open quiz contest. Minister Shri Verma said that Wetland is useful in many ways. Wetland is actually a part of lake, river, pond, reservoir, dam and moist river and sea coast. It prevents water from being polluted. Wetland is extremely important in terms of climate change as it absorbs ground water and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. He said that our culture and education has given us method to nurture and conserve water. It is unfortunate that our water resources are getting destroyed and polluted day by day. We all are responsible for this to some extent. Shri Verma said that we should take the responsibility to protect and restore the essential water resources. He said that water resources are the base of human life and are our valuable natural heritage. If the resources that save water are destroyed, then other lives will also be lost along with human life. He said that the guidelines issued in the direction of the Central Government's environment and water conservation in Madhya Pradesh will be followed positively. Every effort will be made to preserve the water resources at the state level. Shri Verma appreciated EPCO’s efforts to develop Wetland Inventory and portal. Principal Secretary Environment Shri Anupam Rajan told that climate change has affected our agriculture system. Its effects are apparent on the GDP of several countries also. He told that the plan of wetland protection in the urban ponds in the state is in progress. The state government is bearing 40 percent amount currently in the schemes approved from the central government. EPCO Executive Director Shri Jitendra Singh Raje told that EPCO organized public awareness programmes based on wetlands and climate change this year also on the occasion of Wetland Day in which school and college-going students took part. He told that the State Wetland Authority, EPCO has prepared digital inventory and web portal after preparing a list of wetlands bigger than 2.25 hectare situated in the state on the basis of figures obtained from ISRO, Ahmedabad and MAP-IT, Bhopal. The digital inventory shows that there are 15 thousand 152 wetlands in Madhya Pradesh of over 2.25 hectare area. This is total 1.74 percent of the total area. After completing the entire process the proposal of the notification is being sent to the state government. Former Vice Chancellor of Barkatullah University, Bhopal Dr. Ramprasad and Professor Pradeep Shrivastava of Environment Science were also present during the programme.



aa Minister Shri Aqueel dedicates mobile blood collection van to public
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 February 2019

Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Shri Arif Aqueel dedicated a mobile blood collection van at the Bhopal Memorial hospital. Shri Aqueel said that this is a god initiative to encourage voluntary blood donations. Through this the young blood donors will be able to help the needy persons. Dr. Seema Naved told that blood will be collected from donors from different places through this well-equipped van and the facility will be provided to needy persons. Minister reached health camp A free medical camp sponsored by the Gas Relief Department was organized at Government Gas Relief Hospital, Karond today. Minister Shri Aqueel reached the camp early morning and gave necessary guidelines to the doctors. About 15 experts rendered their services at the camp. More than 500 persons from Jeevan Jyoti Colony came for health check-up.



aa Vande Matram in new form held in presence of CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2019

Group recital of the National Song ‘Vande Matram’ held today in new form at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park near Mantralaya in presence of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. Group recital of the National Anthem, “Jana-Gana-Mana’ also took place on this occasion. People in large number paid floral tribute at Shaurya Smarak first then marched towards the Mantralaya with the police band while playing tunes of patriotic songs. Minister for General Administration, Cooperatives and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Govind Singh, Minister for Law and Legislative Affairs and Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma and Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare and Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari also participated in the march. People started assembling at the Shaurya Smarak from 10.00 a.m. itself for the Vande Matram Programme that started in the new form. The Ministers and prominent citizens after paying the floral tribute at Shaurya Smarak started walking with people towards the Sardar Patel park near Mantralaya. The police band played tunes of patriotic songs like ‘Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon’and ‘Qadan Qadam Badhaye Ja’ in the entire route. People full of national spirit walked towards the Sardar Patel Park with enthusiasm. The park was decorated specially for the programme. Moreover, food court arrangement was also made by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism for the convenience of the people. The group recital of the National Song ‘Vande Matram’ and National Anthem ‘Jana_gana-Mana’ held at Mantralaya in presence of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. Those who present on the occasion include the Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary, General Administration Shri Vinod Semval, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Energy Shri I.C.P. Kesri and officers/employees of Mantrayalaya, Vindhyachal and Satpura Bhavan in large number.



aa A Budget full of unfounded promises - C.M. Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has described the interim union budget presented at Parliament today as full of Jumlas or exaggerated promises saying that it presented keeping an eye on forthcoming Lok Sabha election. Giving his reaction, Shri Kamal Nath said that the promise of giving direct income support at the rate of Rs. 6000 annually to the farmers owning upto two hectare is extremely meagre. This means they will get five hundred rupees every month that will come about Rs. 16.50 every day, This is nothing. He said that waiving the loans of farmers would have been the biggest relief to the farmers. The Madhya Pradesh government is giving the biggest relief to the farmers by waiving off their debts. He said that the urban poor youth are being given jobs under the Yuva Swabhiman Yojana in M.P. Shri Kamal Nath said that earlier the people were promised of getting Rs. 15 lakh in their respective accounts. Jobs numbering two crore would be generated. Both the promises turned out to be false promises. The Chief Minister said that in the last four and a half years India is having maximum number of unemployed persons in its history. Referring to the Prime Minister Shram Yogi Maandhan scheme, Shri Nath said that by joining the contributory pension scheme at the age of 29 years and start of the pension of Rs 3000 per month on completion of 60 years contributing Rs. 100 rupees per month is a farce. He said that inflation would be so high that the value of pension amount would be thousand times lower. He expressed regret that no provision has been made for non-farm labour in the budget.



aa PR Minister Shri Sharma participates in Vande Matram programme
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, Minister for Public Relations, Science and Technology, Law and Legislative Affairs, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowments Shri P.C. Sharma, Minister for Cooperatives Dr. Govind Singh, Minister for Public Health Engineering Shri Sukhdev Panse, Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Jeetu Patwari, Minister for Tourism Shri Surendra Singh along with the citizens recited the National Song ‘ Vande Matram’ and National Anthem ‘Jana-Gana- Mana’ at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park. After paying tribute to the Martyrs at Shaurya Smarak, Ministers Shri Sharma, Dr. Govind Singh, Shri Jeetu Patwari marched towards Vallabh Bhavan along with the Police Band and people for recital of Vande Matram.



aa Labour Minister Shri Sisodia conducts surprise inspection of ESI hospital in Sonagiri
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2019

Labour Minister Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodia today conducted a surpise inspection of the Employees State Insurance Hospital in Sonagiri. Expressing his anger over the mismanagement in the hospital, he ordered suspension of an employee and told to serve show cause notice to a doctor. Minister Shri Sisodia said that better health facilities will be provided in all the hospitals run by the State Insurance Employees Corporation in the state for all the workers working in organized sectors. He expressed displeasure over the slow progress of renovation works costing Rs 2.8 crore. He instructed to put up mosquito nets on doors and windows in all the wards mandatorily. He issued instructions for the appointment of a radiologist soon so that water cooler could be installed and the sonography machine in the hospital premises could be restarted. Hospital Superintendent Dr. Satyavati Hemandri was directed to send demand for ward boy and other vacant posts. The Labour Minister went around the OPD, store room, kitchen shed, surgical ward, eye medical ward, Female Ward etc. in the hospital. He discussed about the arrangements and treatment being given in the hospital from the patients admitted in the wards. Expressing deep dissatisfaction over the mismanagement in the kitchen, the Labour Minister suspended Kitchen in charge Shri Vineet Wilson with immediate effect and a show cause notice was served to In-charge doctor Dr. C.M. Kesri. He directed the employees of Central Public Works Department to get the renovation work completed fast and told them to present their report within the coming 10 days. Inspection of M.P Bhavan evam Anya Sannirman Karmakar Mandal Labour Minister Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodia inspected the office of the M.P. Bhavan evam Anya Sannirman Karmakar Mandal. He sought information in connection with the schemes and programmes being run by the Mandal from the Secretary Shri S. S. Dixit. Shri Sisodia said that all schemes and programmes run by the Board should be conducted effectively. He discussed about the problems and work process with the employees.



aa Minister Shri Aqueel inspect Karond hospital
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2019

Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Shri Arif Aqueel today inspected the Government Gas Relief Hospital, Karond. He checked the registration register. Shri Aqueel sought information of the medicines available at the drug distribution centre and issued instructions to maintain cleanliness. Minister Shri Aqueel told to provide drinking water connection and deployment of a doctor on night duty. He also apprised himself with the working of the Pathology Lab testing. Health and Municipal Corporation officials apart from Bhopal Gas Peedita Mahila Udyog Sangathan, Shri Abdul Jabbar Khan were present on the occasion. Minister Shri Aqueel inspected Jeevan Jyoti Colony Minister Shri Arif Aqueel today reached Jeevan Jyoti Colony and instructed officials to redress the grievances of local citizens immediately. Shri Aqueel told to organize health camps for local citizens in the colony and present health inspection report the next day. He directed to maintain cleanliness and make arrangements for road construction.



aa Record procurement of 20 lakh MT paddy by electronic weighing scales: Minister Shri Tomar
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 January 2019

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Shri Pradhyuman Tomar has informed that a record has been set this time in the state by procuring more than 20 lakh MT paddy on support price. An amount of Rs. 3634 crore 69 lakh has been deposited in the bank accounts of 3 lakh 61 thousand farmers against the procurement. Procurement of paddy this year is highest in comparison to procurement of the last 6 years. It is to be mentioned that 951 procurement centers for paddy have been made in the state by the state government. Paddy procurement work has been conducted by electronic weighing scales by the Civil Supplies Corporation and MARKFED. Shri Tomar informed that amount against the paddy procured from the farmers at the rate of Rs. 1750 per quintal has been directly transferred in the bank accounts of the farmers by using ‘Just in Time’ software. Shri Tomar further informed that this year a record procurement of paddy has been made in comparison to the last 6 years. He said that 15 lakh 65 thousand MT paddy from 2 lakh 86 thousand in 2013-14, 12 lakh 3 thousand MT paddy from 2 lakh 34 thousand farmers in 2014-15, 12 lakh 65 thousand MT paddy from 2 lakh 43 thousand in 2015-16, 19 lakh 61 thousand MT paddy from 2 lakh 87 thousand farmers in 2016-17 and One lakh 65 thousand MT paddy from 2 lakh 82 thousand farmers in 2017-18 was procured. An amount of Rs. 2276 crore 25 lakh was paid to the farmers against the procurement. A total of Rs. 3634 crore 69 lakh has been paid directly in the bank accounts of the farmers this year.



aa 3600 Pilgrims to visit Kumbh Mela following instructions of C.M. Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 January 2019

Following instructions of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, special trains will depart for the Prayagraj Kumbh Mela under the Chief Minister's Tirth Darshan Yatra carrying 3600 pilgrims. It will be a five-day visit. First train will start from February 12 from Habibganj railway station. Special trains will depart from Burhanpur on February 14, Shivpuri -22 February, Parasia - February 24. Pilgrims from Bhopal, Vidisha, Sagar, Damoh, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Harda, Jabalpur, Parasia, Shivpuri, Ashoknagar, Guna, Itarsi, Katni, Narsinghpur will be able to take advantage of visiting the Prayagraj. Each train will have at least ten security personnel to look after the pilgrims. There will be 900 pilgrims from Bhopal, Vidisha, Sagar and Damoh boarding the train from Habibganj, 900 pilgrims of Burhanpur-Khandwa-Harda-Jabalpur boarding from Burhanpur, 900 Pilgrims from Shivpuri-Ashoknagar-Katni going from Shivpuri and 900 pilgrims of Parasia-Chhindwara-Betul-Itarsi-Hoshangabad-Narsinghpur leaving from Parasia. Arrangements for transportation, meals, breakfast, lodging will be made for the pilgrims. They have been asked to keep with them the articles of personal use.



aa Vast scope to build career in sports too: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowments, Shri P.C. Sharma inaugurated 8 day long Sports League by lighting a torch at Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan University here today. He also unveiled a Cricket Trophy of R.K.D.F. College on this occasion. PR Minister Shri Sharma told students that there is vast scope to build a bright career in the field of sports. He lauded the activities of the University and extended best wishes to the players.



aa Information about Great Personalities infuses a feeling of service in new generation
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2019

During a programme held at Raj Bhavan, on the death anniversary of the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi, the Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that incidents of freedom struggle and information about the Great Personalities infuses a feeling of service in new generation. She mentioned that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has paid a real tribute to Gandhi Ji by dedicating the inspirational memorial of Dandi Yatra costing Rs. 150 crore. Appreciating the personality of Sardar Patel, the Governor stated that the country has established its importance by constructing the worlds’ biggest statue of Sardar Patel. Farewell to Doctor Pathak of Raj Bhavan The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel bade farewell to the retired Doctor N.K. Pathak at Raj Bhavan today and appreciated his services. Officers and employees of Raj Bhavan were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath pays tribute to Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath paid floral tribute to the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary, Shaheed Diwas. Shri Nath remembered Gandhi Ji while observing two minutes silence before his statue situated in the campus of Minto Hall at 11.00 a.m. Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma, Public Representatives and Citizens in large number were present on this moment.



aa Sexual violence against woman and chidren to be strictly controlled
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the government will prepare a concrete strategy soon to ensure justice to women and children, who experience sexual violence and to stringently control this heinous crime. This was informed by the Chief Minister during his meeting with a team of ‘Garima Yatra’ set out under the banner of Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan at his residence today. The team is touring across the country with an objective to spread awareness among the women and girls besides ensuring justice to victims. The Chief Minister mentioned that incidents of atrocities against women and girls in civilized society are shameful. He said that we can redress this problem with joint participation of government and society. He lauded the initiative taken by the Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan on this issue. Shri Kamal Nath further said that Madhya Pradesh Government is committed for safety of women and girls. The State Government is making planned efforts to ensure speedy justice to victims. He expected cooperation of the Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan team in efforts of the government. The nationwide journey of Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan began from Mumbai on December 20, 2018. This journey will culminate in Delhi on February 22, 2019. The Garima Yatra will traverse through 200 districts of 24 states of the country and will cover a distance of 10 thousand k.m. The Coordinator of Rashtriya Garima Yatra Shri Arif Shaikh, Shri Sadiq Aagwan, Sushri Urmila Devi, Sushri Shanti Prajapati, Sushri Durga, Sushri Rekha Chouhan, Shri Rajendra Mewada and Shri Sameer Tawer were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath blessed by Acharya Shri Vidya Sagar Maharaj for decision to open Goushalas
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath was blessed by Acharya Shri Vidya Sagar Maharaj for his decision to open one thousand Gou-Shalas for homeless cow progeny. Brahamchari Behen Dr .Neelam Jain, Sushri Rekha Jain and Shri Prayesh Kumar Jain met Chief Minister today and gave a message of Acharya Shri. Acharya Shri Vidya Sagar in his blessing message expressed happiness that this decision will protect and provide shelter to homeless cows. He described this decision of the Chief Minister as inspirational. Moreover, Acharya Shri has also invited Chief Minister in an inaugural programme of special training cell made for the prisoners in Sagar Jail. The Chief Minister’s decision for opening Gou-Shalas for homeless cow progeny has been widely appreciated across the state. Initiative of the Chief Minister has brought a ray of hope in operators of Gou-Shalas that cow progeny could be protected in better manner in the state. Laudable Initiative: Mahant Swami Rishabh Devanand- Shri Krishnayan Sanstha Gwalior Mahant Swami Rishabh Devanand of Shri Krishnayan Sanstha, which is taking care of 7 thousand cow progeny at the Gou-Shala of the Municipal Corporation, Lal Tipara of Gwalior said that the initiative of the Chief Minister is laudable. He suggested that arrangement of Gochar should be made to protect cow progeny and also dedicated Sants should be linked in this activity, then only the Chief Minister will be able to complete his Gou-Shala Project. Positive initiative with good thinking-Ravi Sethi, Operator Ahilya Mata Gou-Shala, Indore Ravi Sethi, the operator of Ahilya Mata Gou-Shala of Indore said that he has been working since last several years with a feeling of service towards cow conservation and in the field of cow dung products. The step taken by the Chief Minister for cow conservation and homeless cows is positive initiative with good thinking. The Ahilya Mata Gou-Shala will give full cooperation in this campaign. Efforts to protect cow progeny will bear fruitful results-Uttam Yadav Radha Rani Gou-Shala, Chhatarpur Shri Uttam Yadav, the operator of Radha Rani Gou-Shala in Sapan Patti village of Gram Panchayat Kurra Patti- Chhatarpur District said that this decision of the Chief Minister will not only bear fruitful result in cow conservation but will protect cow progeny too. Shri Yadav informed that his society comprising 11 people are taking care of 30-35 cows currently.



aa NABARD urged to cooperate in strengthening Krishi Upaj Mandis
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath expected from the NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) that it will render cooperation in strengthening arrangements of Krishi Upaj Mandis. During the deliberations with a delegation of NABARD at Mantralaya today, the Chief Minister discussed about their role for mutual cooperation in potential sectors in the state. The Chief Minister said that NABARD can cooperate in building rural infrastructure. Not only roads, there is a full scope for cooperation in social sector too. Cooperation can be rendered in strengthening polytechnic colleges and primary health centers of rural areas too. The Chief Minister also urged for their cooperation in computerization of primary cooperative societies to bring transparency in cooperative affairs. He told the NABARD Officials that farmers have increased food grain production by their hard work. This has opened a new door for food grain warehousing and management. NABARD can also play a role in this sector too, he added. The Chief Minister has been invited by the NABARD delegation for his participation in State Credit Seminar. State Credit Plan of Rs. One lakh 73 thousand crore will be released during the seminar to be organized in the second week of February. NABARD’s delegation presented products to the Chief Minister, made by the self-help groups, which have performed exceedingly well during the year 2018-19. It is noteworthy to note that NABARD besides promoting self-help groups is also promoting 1300 Farmers’ produces companies. The Chief Minister was presented with products of the company “Falam’ being functional in Tamia block of Chhindwara district. Those who present on the occasion include Finance Secretary Shri Anurag Jain, General Manager of NABARD Dr. D.S. Chouhan, General Manager Sushri M. Khes and Deputy General Manager Shri Gautam Kumar Singh.



aa One Thousand Gau-Shalas In Next Four Months
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2019

The State Government has taken a historic decision to open one thousand Gau- Shalas for homeless bovine cattle in the next four months. These will shelter one lakh uncared bovine cattle and create 40 lakh man days job. It is noteworthy that there is no government run Gau Shala in the state. One more promise of manifesto fulfilled The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath while reviewing the Project Gau-Shala at Mantralaya here today gave instructions to operationalize the Project at the earliest. It is a step to fulfil another major promise made to the people, he added. The Department of Rural Development will be the nodal department of Project Gaushala. Gram Panchayat, self-help groups, and institutions empanelled with the State Board for Conservation of Bovine Animals and the committed institutions selected by district level committees will be implementing the Project. Private organizations can also participate in project The Chief Minister also urged private organizations to participate in this project. He also instructed to explore the possibility of operating the Gau Shalas on 'own-operate-manage'basis. The Chief Minister said that the Project Gau Shala will give relief to people from stray cattle menace in urban and rural areas. Homeless animals will find shelter. It is will also create opportunities for the local rural employment. Four months later, these Gau Shalas will be expanded. It was informed at the review meeting that there are 614 Gau Shalas operative across the state and all of them are privately managed. So far, there is not a single government managed Gau Shala. District level committees headed by respective collectors will implement the Project Gau Shala. Sub-divisional officer Revenue will head block level committees. Gau Shalas will have sheds, tube wells, pasture development, biogas plants, nadap, etc. Funds will be arranged through convergence of funds available with Panchayats, MNREGA, MP -MLA Fund and other programs. The District Committees will earmark the sites. Those attended the meeting included Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav, Agriculture Minister Shri Sachin Yadav, Minister for Revenue Shri Govind Singh Rajput, Minister for Rural Development Shri Kamleshwar Patel, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty and senior officers of the concerning departments.



aa Career Opportunities Fairs should not become mere formality
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2019

The Higher Education Minister Shri Jeetu Patwari, while inaugurating the 2 day Career Opportunities Fair under the Swami Vivekanand Career Counselling Scheme said that higher education and employment is a big challenge. Country is progressing but jobs are diminishing. It is our joint responsibility to ensure eradication of this problem. Coordination in demand and supply is must. He further stated that career fairs should not become mere formality. Make it a medium to help unemployed receive employment in real sense. Shri Patwari said that we have to ensure that whether the present curriculum of higher education fits in today’s competitive examinations or not. It is must to bring change in this system. Students will get right direction through counselling under the career fairs. He informed that as per the intention of the Chief Minister, a policy is being prepared to ensure 100 day employment in a year to urban unemployed youth through Yuva Swabhiman Yojana. The Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Shri Neeraj Mandloi said that there is a need to include curriculum of competitive examinations in universities’ courses. Work is being done on this matter. He mentioned that the government is making efforts in the direction to ensure that students should not face difficulty in receiving costly coaching. Meeting of General Council held A meeting of General Council of Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Bhopal held under the Chairmanship of the Higher Education Minister Shri Jeetu Patwari. Detailed discussions in connection to increase in remuneration of manager and attendant of girls’ hostel, remuneration of honorary teachers, outsourcing services, remuneration of guest teachers for B.Sc. Forensic Science, B.Com. Computer Application and B.com Taxation to be introduced from 2019-20 academic session and for conducting courses regularly took place in the meeting. The Director In-Charge of the Institute Dr. Mira Pingle and officers of various departments were present at the meeting. The fair is being organised under the joint aegis of Institute for Excellence in Higher Education and Sarojini Naidu Government Girls College. As many as 70 stalls have been put up at the campus of institute. Major companies like Vardhman, Lupin, Azim Premji, Zomato are taking part in the 2 day fair.



aa 80 sites of state identified in camping policy: Tourism Minister Shri Baghel
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2019

Tourism Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel said at a departmental review meeting that adventure and water tourism activities in tourism sector should be expanded. He said that Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board has identified 80 sites in the camping policy. Shri Baghel directed to start light and sound show in famous tourist spots Mandu and Sanchi. Principal Secretary, Tourism Shri Hari Ranjan Rao told in a presentation during the meeting that the Tourism Board has prepared a camping policy. He told that city walk has been successfully organized in 11 places under City Walk Festival. A Go Heritage Run will be organized soon in Mandu, Pachmarhi and Khajuraho. Madhya Pradesh is fast becoming a film producers’ favourite. Shooting of five films is currently going on in different places and at different times in the state. Various infrastructure development works are being undertaken under the Prasad Yojana in Omkareshwar. It was told at the meeting that world famous tourist site Khajuraho has been identified by Government of India as an iconic site. Khajuraho-New Delhi route has been included in the UDAN scheme. In the form of UNESCO Creative City, Bhopal has been proposed as Museum, Gwalior to Music, Chanderi as Textile and Indore has been proposed as Cuisine City. The meeting included a presentation on possibilities in heritage promotion and heritage sector and the activities being undertaken under the camping policy and various circuits. The proposed Narmada Parikrama Tourism Plan was also discussed at the meeting. Additional Managing Director of Tourism Board Smt. Bhavna Valimbe along with officials of Tourism Board and Tourism Corporation were also present during the meeting.



aa Two-minute silence to be observed at 11 am in state on Martyrs Day
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2019

A two-minute silence will be observed in the state on Martyrs day on January 30 in memory of Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi and other martyrs. General Administration Department has issued directives in this regard to all departments, commissioners and collectors. Detailed instructions have been sent to all departments in connection with two-minute silence to be observed on January 30, after bringing to a halt all activities and work at sharp 11 am in remembrance of the martyrs who laid down their lives for India’s freedom. It has been said in the directive that necessary arrangements must be made for armed guns and sound of siren to be played for observance of silence. On January 30, the first siren should be played for one minute at 10. 59 am. After silence of two minutes i.e. from 11.02 am to 11.03 am, an all-clear siren should be sounded. The same method should be adopted wherever the siren is available. The district collectors have been told to give information before starting the two-minute silence and after the silence ends where it is practically possible. On hearing the signal, everyone should stand still and observe silence wherever he maybe. Instead of standing alone, if people stand in a group to the two-minute silence, it will be more effective and influential. If standing in a group is likely to cause disturbance, then there is no need to stand in a group. In a directive, Department of General Administration has appealed to the general public along with industrial establishments, non-government institutions in all the districts and cities to arrange for siren and observe silence in memory of the martyrs on January 30. It has been said in the directive that the sound of bell can be arranged in schools and colleges in place of siren. Leave routine work to observe silence The Department of General Administration has urged that when the two-minute silence is being observed in offices, people should stop all routine work to take part in it. Martyrs Day should be observed in full honour. Martyrs Day to be observed in Mantralaya Garden A two-minute silence will be observed at 11 am on Martyrs Day at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel garden near Gate no.1 at the Mantralaya in Bhopal. Senior officers and employees will be present.



aa Farmers and youth welfare on government’s priority: CM Shri Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that the government’s outlook is quite clear. Farmers and youth welfare are on priority of the state government. Shri Nath expressed these thoughts at the Yadav Mahasabha organised at Samanvay Bhavan today. Remembering former Deputy Chief Minister Late Shri Subhash Yadav, CM Shri Nath announced naming of Samanvay Bhavan after Late Shri Yadav. The Chief Minister said Yadav Samaj has a glorious past. He assured land allotment to the Yadav Samaj for cultural activities. Chief Minister Shri Nath said that the agricultural sector will have to be viewed with a new approach for the development of the state. To improve the economy, the purchasing power of the farmer has to be increased. He said that crop loan waiver scheme of Rs 55 thousand crore was ready beforehand on which work has been started. He said that before the coming Lok Sabha elections, the loan waiver of 35 lakh farmers will be completed. He said that if there is no change in the lives of the common man then investment on economic and vocational activities must be increased. Investments made on basic facilities can result in several new opportunities. CM Shri Nath said that the youth of the country and the world has changed. Being connected to the modern communication facilities this sector has new hopes and aspirations. Ensuring a safe future, generating new employment and vocational opportunities and strengthening their connection with Indian values is a challenge today. The Chief Minister said that India’s glory is based on its culture, social and spiritual values. The whole world is influenced by India’s unity in diversity. They look up to our country with great respect and wonder. India is the only country with diversities in religion, languages, traditions, food and attire in the world. The Soviet Union was also a country with diversities but it split up. The base of our country’s strength is its social values and spiritual cultural traditions. Shri Nath called upon the Yadav Samaj members to work for the conservation of India’s spiritual values. On this occasion, Minister for Cottage and Gramodyog Department, New and Renewable Energy, Shri Harsh Yadav, Minister for Farmer- Welfare and Agriculture Development, Horticulture and Food Processing Department Shri Sachin Yadav, Yadav Mahasabha President Shri Yogendra Singh, Shri Damodar Singh and senior member Shri Bhagwan Singh besides other public representatives, office-bearers of the Mahasabha and a large number of members were present on the occasion.



aa State Government is alert to stop crime against children: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2019

Minister for Religious Trusts and Endowments, Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology and Aviation, Shri P.C. Sharma said that the state government is alert to stop crime against children. An initiative is being taken by the state government for prompt hearing through fast track courts to punish culprits involved in these crimes. This was informed by Shri Sharma at the concluding programme of Jagrukta Abhiyan being conducted at BSSS College from January 20 against child sex abuse. He also released a book “Mera Shareer! Yahan Meri Marzi Chalegi” and News Letter “Madhya Pradesh Darpan” on the occasion. Shri Sharma laid emphasis on need for social awareness to stop child sex abuse. He stated that serious discussion in solidarity on this issue is an indication of social revolution. Some years ago we used to avoid this type of discussions publicly. Shri Sharma further mentioned that for this there is a need to generate awareness among the children and to conduct ‘Chuppi Todo’ Campaign constantly. The State Government will provide every possible help for the success of campaign. He expressed gratitude towards the Director of the World Vision India, Dr. Varghese Jacob for organising the awareness campaign. The Chairperson of the Child Rights Protection Commission Shri Raghvendra Sharma and Sushri Laxmi Mehra of Bachai village-Narsinghpur district also addressed the programme. Suggestions against child abuse were given by the children during the programme. Smt. Manju Sharma and Taniya, who had been made Chairman of the Child Commission for a day were also present on the occasion.



aa Medal winners of Khelo India Games to get double honorarium
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2019

Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Jeetu Patwari honoured 31 medal winners of Khelo India Youth Games-2019 today by presenting them cheques of honorarium in a symbolic form at T.T. Nagar Stadium. Shri Patwari congratulated them and extended best wishes. He said that medal winners of Khelo India Games will be honoured with double honorarium from next year. Along with this, cash reward of medals winners of national championship will be increased 50 times. Minister Shri Jeetu Patwari stated that the state government has responsibilty to ensure that sports should not face any scarcity. Financial assistance will be provided by the state government to players and coaches for training abroad. Moreover, a facility of better equipments will be provided to players. He further said that rail fare of players, participating in national competition will now be provided by the state government. Government to bear medical treatment expenses Shri Patwari said that a decision has been that medcial treatment expenses of outstanding players of the state will be borne by the state government. Insurance of players will also be done. A policy in this regard is being prepared, this arrangement will be implemented from the next session. Shri Patwari made an announcement as regard to organinsing Prantiya olympic khel at the earliest. He said that efforts are being made in coordination with Higher Education and Sports Department that infrastructure development works should be undertaken for different games at university level. Director, Sports and Youth Welfare Dr. S.L. Thousan said that efforts are being made by the department to make available neccessary resources by identifying prevailing games in districts. He laid stress on need of participation of Higher Education and School Education with Sports and Youth Welfare Department. Players of Madhya Pradesh State Sports Academy honoured Gold Medal Winners- Manish Keer, Anwar Khan and Avinash Yadav (Shooting), Ritesh Ohre (Athletics), Ruchir Shriwas and Divya Pawar ( Boxing.) Siver Medal Winners- Muskan Kirar (Archery), Ikram Ali (Athletics), Anjali Sharma (Boxing), Aishvarya Pratap Singh (Shooting). Bronze Medal Winners- Aksah Dubey, Bushra Khan and Sunil Dabar (Athletics), Priyanshi Prajapati (Wrestling), Harshit Binjwa, Shreya Agrawal and Pooja Vishwakarma (Shooting). Honoured players of Madhya Pradesh Gold Medal Winners- Anusha Kutumble (Table Tennis), Mehak Jain (Tennis). Silver Medal Winners- Bahadur Patel and Koustubh Jaiswal (Athletics), Kanya Nayar (Swiming), Shivani Pawar (Wrestling). Bronze Medal Winners- Kunwar Vishwajeet and Kanha Tyagi (Weight Lifting), Rohit Koshta (Judo), Kanya Nayar (Swiming, Ankit and Pranjal Sonkar (Wrestling).



aa Make cent percent use of budget allocated for government buildings
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2019

Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma has issued directions to the department officials to ensure cent percent use of the budget allocated this year for the construction of government buildings in the state. He expressed dissatisfaction over the construction works that have not been started yet. Shri Verma was reviewing the progress of the construction of government buildings all over the state through video conferencing at the Mantralaya. Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Mohammed Suleiman was also present during the meeting. Public Works Minister Shri Verma said that delay in departmental construction works may adversely affect the image of the Public Works Department among the general public. Departmental officials should ensure that approved construction work begins on time and is completed on time. He said that the promises made in the manifesto are literally followed. He told officials that if the buildings constructed in the previous years by the department are not being maintained properly, then proposals for construction of multi-storeyed buildings there should be prepared on priority. The officials were given instructions before the construction of the building, the site of the allotted for the construction of government buildings by the PWD should be tested in every aspect. Buildings should not be constructed at those places which cannot be used in the public interest. It was also instructed during the meeting that departmental officers should not initiate the process of tender in those works, for which land has not been allocated by the concerned department. It was told during the meeting that a programme to complete construction of 1200 government buildings was prepared by PWD this year out of which construction of 500 buildings has been completed. Out of the approved works worth Rs 3 thousand crores, the department has completed works worth Rs 1800 crores so far. Works of school building, hostel buildings, health centre buildings, revenue and law department court buildings, ITI, Medical College building etc, are being undertaken all over the state. Discussion was held particularly on the progress of construction work of the electronic voting machine godown at the meeting. Principal Secretary, Public Works also issued instructions to complete work plan of pending works of the previous years.



aa Ensure water supply to every field in Command area: Minister Shri Baghel
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2019

During an intensive review of the Narmada Valley Development Department projects, Narmada Valley Development Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel directed to ensure that the water project of under construction irrigation projects created for Narmada Valley development reaches every field in the Command area. Efforts should be made to bridge the gap between created irrigation potential and actual irrigation potential for this. Minister Shri Baghel also gave a detailed review of the displacement and rehabilitation work related to the huge projects along with Rani Avanti Bai Lodhi Sagar, Bargi diversion, Indira Sagar, Omkareshwar, Halon, Loargoi, Narmada Malwa Gambhir, Khargone Aviation, Maan and Jobat projects. Shri Baghel instructed to make work plan to supply irrigation water to the areas deprived of irrigation in Dahi (Dhar) zone. He directed to complete all under construction projects within the time limit. Principal Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Authority Shri Pankaj Agrawal gave detailed information of the completed projects and those under construction. Shri Agarwal gave guidance to the field engineers to prioritize the problems by making advance work plans to accelerate the construction work. Narmada Valley Development Department Principal Secretary/Narmada Valley Development Authority Vice-Chairman Shri Pankaj Agrawal besides senior department officials and field engineers were present on the occasion.



aa Employment to be ensured for urban youth like MNREGA
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2019

Assuring employment guarantee to unemployed urban youth of the state in fields of their own choice, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has taken a decision to implement Yuva Swabhiman Yojana. On the occasion of Republic Day programme at the District Headquarters of Chhindwara, Shri Kamal Nath while informing about the scheme, said that people do get employment opportunities in rural areas under the MNREGA but youth of urban areas deprived of such opportunities. He stated that Yuva Swabhiman Yojana has been designed as people welfare scheme by linking temporary employment and skill development. Shri Kamal Nath mentioned that future of the state lies in youth power. There is no dearth of talents in youth; there is a need to just enrich their skills. The Chief Minister informed that the scheme will be executed soon after the approval of the cabinet. The Chief Minister further stated that the Yuva Swabhiman Yojana is being launched with an objective to make youth capable to avail benefit of employment opportunities available at national and international level. Under the scheme, immediate temporary employment of 100 days in a year will be provided to youth in fields of their own choice. During the employment period, youth will also be imparted training and skills in fields of their own choice. Promises of manifesto to be fulfilled The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath asserted that Yuva Swabhiman Yojana is a major step in the direction to fulfil promise of right to employment to youth, made by the state government in its manifesto. Proper training will be given to youth by the state government to get themselves absorbed in jobs of their own choice by linking them with modern techniques. Shri Kamal Nath said that the state government will work with firm determination to make the youth capable in the field of self employment. Registration to start from February 10 In order to ensure immediate implementation of the scheme, registration work for urban unemployed youth is being started in urban bodies from February 10, 2019. Skill development training will also be given in the month of February itself to the registered youth in fields of their own choice. Urban Bodies to become implementation agency Responsibility for implementation of Yuva Swabhiman Yojana is being entrusted to the urban bodies. All such government departments under which construction and service works are being carried out or approved for the concerned urban areas will be linked with the scheme by the Urban bodies.



aa PR Minister Shri Sharma hoists National Flag in Hoshangabad
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2019

The Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowments and In-Charge of Hoshangabad district, Shri P.C. Sharma hoisted the National Flag and took salute in the Republic Day programme held at the Police Parade ground of Hoshangabad District Headquarters. He also recited a Republic Day Message of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath on the occasion. Shri Sharma honoured freedom fighters by presenting them shawl and shriphal. On this occasion, he also presented prizes to the winners of march past, cultural programmes and tableau along with the officers and employees for best works in the district . The President of Jila Panchayat Shri Kushal Patel, other Local Public Representatives, students and distinguished citizens were present at the programme.



aa Sports transmit zeal in life: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2019

Minister for Religious Trusts and Endowments, Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology and Aviation, Shri P.C. Sharma boosted children in Sports Day Progarmme organized for handicapped children at Bhojpur Club Ground here today. He said that sports transmit zeal in life. He salutes all those, who are making constant efforts to bring happiness in the life of handicapped children. Shri Sharma further mentioned that differently abled children are full of incredible talents. On receiving opportunity and favourable atmosphere, they are capable to prove their significance. Shri Sharma said that they also have all the civil rights like other people. He also played cricket and chess blind folded with the children. As many as 450 children of 12 blind schools of Bhopal took part in the progarmme. Dance and song competition was also organized during the programme. Shri Sharma honoured and presented prizes to the winner children. PR Minister Meets Vikram Awardee Sonu Golkar PR Minister Shri Sharma congratulated Vikram Awardee Shri Sonu Golkar, the captain of the Indian Blind Cricket Team and extended best wishes to him. Shri Sharma said that Sonu Golkar’s cricket team has also brought laurels and earned respect like the Indian cricket team of Virat Kohli by winning various competitions. The Chairperson of the Madhya Pradesh Commission for Protection of Child Rights Shri Raghvendra Sharma, Lion Adita Asnani, players, coaches and teachers of various schools were present on the occasion.



aa Lok Rang is unique confluence of Indian Culture
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2019

On the occasion of Republic Day, Minister for Religious Trusts and Endowments, Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology and Aviation, Shri P.C. Sharma inaugurated the 34th Rashtriya Lok Rang Samaroh at BHEL, Dusshera Ground. He presented state level prizes to the tableaux, selected in the Republic Day Programme, participants and others for remarkable achievements in various fields. Minister Shri Sharma stated that Lok Rang Samaroh is a unique confluence to showcase Indian culture. We witness a tradition of unity in diversity here. He extended Republic Day’s greetings to the people present on this occasion. The Secretary Culture, Smt. Renu Tiwari has informed that various cultural presentations like traditional dances, songs of Madhya Pradesh and other states, dances of other countries, dance-drama, children’ films and puppet show will be showcased from 7.00 p.m. onwards during the 5 day long Rashtriya Lok Rang Samaroh. People will also get taste of different regional delicacies during the samaroh, she added.



aa Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Patel attends Gram Sabha
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2019

Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Kamleshwar Patel took part in special Gram Sabha organized on the occasion of Republic Day at Gram Panchayat Vishuni Tola of Sidhi district. He deliberated with villagers as regard to preparation of Master Plan for comprehensive development of the Gram Panchayat. Shri Patel said that panchayats will be empowered under the Panchayati Raj Act. Speed of village development will be accelerated, he added. Minister Shri Patel mentioned that villagers have rights to determine the direction of village development. Villagers should prepare work plans as per the requirement of village and execute it effectively too. He urged the villagers that they should monitor the ongoing construction and development works of the gram panchayat. Along with this, they should initiate necessary action to ensure that all the eligible beneficiaries should derive benefits from the government’s public welfare schemes. Minister Shri Patel was informed by the villagers about the problem for not receiving pension as their bank accounts have been put on hold since the last seven months. Shri Patel instructed sub division officer, Gopad Banas to apprise him within 3 days after resolving the problem. He also gave instructions for installation of transformer, which is not in place since last 4-5 months and instructed to redress the complaints of Jai Kisan Fasal Rin Maafi Yojana within the stipulated time. Sarpach Shri Lala Prasad Panika, Panchs, villagers and government officials were present at the Gram Sabha.



aa Governor Smt. Patel hoists National Flag in State level Programme
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2019

On the occasion of the 70th Republic Day, the Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel hoisted the National Flag and addressed citizens in the state level programme held at Lal Parade ground of Bhopal. Smt. Patel inspected the Republic Day Parade and took salute after the hoisting. The Police Band team played a tune of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ in the direction of the Sub-Inspector Shri Sunil Katare amidst the jubilation fire. Governor released colourful balloons on the occasion. Captivating Parade show held The Commander S.D.O.P. Jawra district, Shri Ashutosh Bagri (IPS) and Parade 2IC, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ashok Nagar Shri Sandeep Kumar Ningwal led the Republic Day Parade after the jubilation fire. Inspector Shri L.L. Nayak led the C.I.S.F. parade. Similarly, Inspector Shri Pradeep Pandey of Madhya Pradesh Special Armed Force, Inspector Shri Ankush Parte of S.T.F., Inspector Shri Pankaj Diwedi of District Police Force/Railway Police (Male), Sub Inspector Shri B.K. Gami of Gujarat Reserve Police Force, Sub Inspector Sushri Poonam Katare of District Police Force (Female)/SAF, Company Commander Shri D.R. Verma of Madhya Pradesh Home Guards, Assistant Jail Superintendent Shri Vikas Tiwari of Jail Department (Male), Assistant Jail Superintendent of Jail Department Sushri Manisha Yadav of Jail Department (Female), Retired Navy Commander Shri Uday Singh (Ex-Servicemen), Senior Under Officer Harsh Chaturvedi of N.C.C. Army Wing (Boys), Senior Cadet Captain Akash Yadav of N.C.C. Naval Wing, Senior Cadet Under Officer Piyush Bhadana of N.C.C. Air Wing, Senior Under Officer Ravina Telang of Senior Division N.C.C. Army Wing Girls, Comander Aditya Rathore of Scouts (Boys), Commander Rumeja Jaihra of Guides (Girls), Commander Yogesh Singh Sikarwar of Police (Boys), Commander Mubrisara Anjum of Shaurya Dal, Sub Inspector Shri Prakash Narayan Sharma (Dog Squad) including 20 Platoons led the parade of their respective teams. The team of Manipur Armed Police Platoon was led by the Sub Inspector Shri Samson Waikhom during the Republic Day parade. The team of Gujarat Reserve Police Force was led by the Sub Inspector Shri B.K. Gami. The Sub Inspector Shri Prakash Narayan Sharma led the parade of Dog Squad. Cultural programmes presented by School Students Colourful cultural programmes were presented by school students of various schools after the parade. An enchanting Bhagoria dance was presented by the artists of the Culture Department followed by display of attractive tableaus on departmental schemes by 20 departments. Prizes for best display The team of the M.P. Special Armed Forces bagged the first prize for best parade display under the Armed Forces. Similarly, CISF and the team of the Jail Department (Male) bagged the second and third prize. Under the Non-Armed Forces category, N.C.C. Air Wing, N.C.C. Senior Girls and Shauya Dal bagged the first, second and third prize respectively. Similarly, under the cultural programmes, DPS School- Neelbadh, Government Higher Secondary School-Anand Nagar, Saint Xavier School –BHEL and Sharda Vidya Mandir-Kerwa Road bagged first, second, third and consolation prize. In the series of exhibition based on departmental activities, Archaeology, Archives and Museums Department, Tourism department and Women and Child Development department bagged first, second and third prize for their tableau.



aa Yuva Swabhiman Yojana for poor urban youth - C.M. Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that a new scheme Yuva Swabhimaan Yojana is being launched to provide provisional jobs to the poor urban youth. It will provide 100 days of employment to the urban poor youth in a year. Giving details in his Republic Day message to the people, Shri Kamal Nath said that the youth are the future of the State. They have talent, which needs to be honed in such a manner as would enable them harness job opportunities at national and international level. Registration Starts from February 10 Shri Kamal Nath said that during the employment period, the urban youth will be given training in skill development in the field of their choice. They skills will make them employable in different sectors. He said that registration of interested urban poor youth will start from February 10 and the scheme would be fully operative by end of February itself. The Chief Minister extended greetings to people the Republic Day while remembering the contribution of Constitution makers and sacrifices of freedom fighters. He took the salute of ceremonial Republic Day parade at Chhindwara. The Chief Minister said that farm loan waiver scheme has been launched immediately after the new government came into power waiving loans up to Rs. two lakh. He said that altering the industrial policy, at least 70 percent jobs will be given to the local people in the industries set up with government's support. Increase in Pension for Differently Able The Chief Minister said that the social security pension will be increased from Rs.300 to Rs.1000 / - for the elderly, differently able persons and widows. In the first step, the amount of pension will be increased to Rs 600 per month from April first week. It will increase every year, he added. Tandu Leave Collection Wage Raised Shri Kamal Nath said that Tendu leave collection wage will be increased from Rs. 2000 per standard bag to Rs. 2500 per standard bag. A scheme for setting up cattle shelters for the uncared animals will start by end of next month. Talking about tribal welfare, Shri Kamal Nath said that a committee of MPs belonging to Scheduled Tribes has been formed under the chairmanship of Tribal Welfare Minister. This will study how the land resource owned by tribal families could be best utilized. The government will act its recommendations. Referring to the creation of Spirituality Department, Shri Kamal Nath said that India's spiritual heritage and philosophical systems are a global heritage. This department will give a new dimension by promoting this heritage and also the development of a diversified culture. No Financial Hurdles Shri Nath said that the new Government has started working when its financial situation in extremely unhealthy, but financial constraints will not prevent Government's march. He listed several steps will be taken to strengthen financial management. Financial resources will be mobilized by stopping tax evasion, strengthening the revenue enhancement mechanism and exploring new sources of income. The government, he said can also suitably amend or discontinue the schemes, which are no longer relevant for the common people. Special focus on infrastructure building The Chief Minister said that funds for infrastructure building will be sought from international institutions for building requisite infrastructures such as roads, electricity, irrigation, water supply, urban infrastructure etc. Discussing the priorities of the social sector, Shri Kamal Nath said that a comprehensive campaign will be launched in collaboration with society for qualitative studies, better treatment in hospitals and malnutrition. Self-reliant Village Laying stress on the idea of having self-reliant villages, the Chief Minister it can be done by ensuring basic needs like education, health, water, electricity, roads, sanitation and cottage and village level employment. Participation of the local people is a must through three-tier Panchayat Raj system. He said that special gram sabhas for women will be organized while making strengthening Gram Sabha. New Work Culture Required The Chief Minister said that new work culture is needed to sustain the change. He expected all the administrative and police officials to serve the people with utmost sincerity. He said that the public will judge their performance. Madhya Pradesh will present an example of governance in which all sections would be taken care of. Shri Kamal Nath said that the people will not be disappointed. More work with lesser publicity will be the approach.



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath inaugurates State level Vikas Pradarshini
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath inaugurated Chhindwara Model based exhibition today. The exhibition has been organized by the Public Relations Department. He also saw the exhibition. Public Representatives, all the officers of the Police and Administration and eminent citizens were present on the occasion



aa M.P. To Be a Model of Inclusive Economy
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that it has become necessary to expand India's economy after making it all-inclusive by solving problem of unemployment and economic problems of the farmers. He said that Madhya Pradesh will be made a model of inclusive economy. Addressing the session on the subject 'emerging market' on the second day of annual conclave of the World Economic Forum at Davos today, the Chief Minister said that India has joined the race to become world's second largest economy but it has many challenges ahead. He said that unemployment is the biggest problem of today. It is also a challenge to make farmers’ economic condition strong. The Chief Minister said that it is must to address these issues urgently first to exploit India’s economic growth potential. Addressing further, Shri Kamal Nath said that constant focus on environmental issues while taking up sustainable economic development is a must. He underlined that growing disparity in the society has also come up as a major issue. This can be addressed by ensuring justice to all. He mentioned that this is not a problem of India but a problem of all other countries too. This needs global attention and solution. He said that the issues of farmers in India are different than other countries’ farmers and hence solutions cannot be the same. Shri Kamal Nath said that rule based trade system is must for the growth of world trade.



aa Netaji was Bharat Ratna and will always remain Bharat Ratna: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowments Shri P.C. Sharma paid floral tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose today at the statue of Subhash Chandra Bose on the occasion of his anniversary at Subhash School Square. He said that he has given remarkable and unforgettable contributions in the freedom movement. The slogan “Jai Hind” given by him generates excitement and energy in people still today. He has not only established best dimensions in the political life but has set best record by forming Azad Hind Fouj and by giving successful leadership in the freedom movement. We all pay obeisance to him on the occasion of the anniversary. Shri Sharma further mentioned that Netaji was Bharat Ratna, is Bharat Ratna and will always remain Bharat Ratna.



aa PR Minister Shri Sharma hands over arrears’ cheque to employees of Madhya Pradesh Madhyam
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowments Shri P.C. Sharma handed over cheque of Rs. 61 lakh 73 thousand 250 towards the first installment of 7th pay commission arrears today to the employees of Madhya Pradesh Madhyam. He also extended best wishes to the employees. The Additional Chief Secretary, Public Relations Shri M. Gopal Reddy, Secretary and Commissioner, Public Relations Shri P.Narhari were also present on this occasion.



aa PWD’s roads should be constructed within stipulated time in Capital
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2019

Minister for Public Works Shri Sajjan Singh Verma gave instructions in a meeting held at Nirman Bhavan here today that the ongoing construction of roads in Bhopal should be completed with quality and within the stipulated time. He mentioned that action should be taken by blacklisting those contractors, who are causing delay in the construction works. Shri Verma also reviewed the ongoing construction works of the Capital zone. Engineer in Chief, PWD Shri Akhilesh Agarwal was also present at the meeting. It was informed in the meeting that broadening work of Bhadhbhada-Bilquisganj-Sehore road in Bhopal has been started. The 8 k.m. road of this route is being made four lane with an expenditure of Rs. 30 crore. This work will be completed within the next 18 months. Similarly, work of 12 k.m. long two lane road from Kaliasot to Barhi has also been started. This road will facilitate convenient and comfortable movement to traffic of Chunabhatti, Gulmohar, Bagmugaliya and Katara Hills. An amount of Rs. 50 crore is being spent on the construction of this two lane road and the construction of the road will be completed by February 10, 2020. This two lane road will connect to Hoshangabad bypass road. Moreover, it was informed in the meeting that Public Works Department is handling maintenance work of over 14 thousand government houses of the capital zone. There are 114 of B-category, 75 houses of C-category, 287 houses of D-category, 515 of E-category, 1686 of F-category, 2917 of G-category, 4425 of H-category and 3916 of I-category government houses in the capital. Furthermore, it was informed that approval has been received from the New development Bank for construction of 5 roads each in Vidisha and Hoshangabd district costing about Rs. 300 crore. These works are being started soon. Similarly, approval has been received for approximately 325 k.m. long roads from the Centre Reserve Fund of the Union Government. An amount of Rs. 585 crore approximately will be spent on construction.



aa Must to imbibe thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in practical life
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2019

The renowned Gandhian Dr. S.N. Subbarao laid emphasis for imbibing thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in practical life to make the concept of United India everlasting. He said that India can become leader of the world, if young generation takes firm decision for strengthening national unity. Dr. Subbarao expressed his views during the lecture on the subject ‘Aaj ke Samay mein Gandhi’ held at Environment Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO), Bhopal under the series of lectures organised on the occasion of 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. Subbarao said that the strong nation like Soviet Union splits in many parts in the past. It has been always challenging to keep India united, in which people, who speak different languages and follow different religions live. He further mentioned that no power can damage the unity of India, if youth power works constantly by taking resolution of national unity. Dr. Subbarao mentioned that Almighty dwells in every heart and it is also necessary for each person to hold respect towards all religions. He also mentioned about the Sarva Dharma prayer of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion. Dr. Subbarao stated that Mahatma Gandhi always kept people of different beliefs united through Sarva Dharma prayer. Moreover, Dr. Subbarao urged youth to always remain wakeful towards the environment. He mentioned that clean environment helps in connecting with God. Several religious places of various religions of the country are situated near hills and rivers. There is a need to become active for environment conservation by taking resolution to protect trees and cleanliness of rivers. The Principal Secretary Shri Anupam Rajan of the Environment Department has informed that 3 orators have delivered lectures on the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi from October 2, 2018 till now including Shri Dhruv Shukla, Shri Udyan Vajpayee and Shri Chinmay Mishra. The Executive Director Shri Jitendra Singh Raje also expressed his views in the programme. The vote of thanks was proposed by Shri Lokendra Thakkar.



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath at World Economic Forum in Davos
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath deliberated with the World Investors’ Community to make Madhya Pradesh an economic power at the 49th convention of World Economic Forum begun from today in Davos of Switzerland. This convention will continue till January 25. As many as 3200 representatives of Industry and Trade besides 100 Heads of the Nations are taking part in the convention. The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath met several diplomats and trade representatives during the inaugural sessions of the World Economic Forum. He met Shri Rob Davis, the Trade and Investment Minister of South Africa. Along with this, Shri Kamal Nath met the Chairman of Procter and Gamble of Asia Pacific, India and Africa, Shri Mangeshwaran Suranjan and discussed with him about the investment in Madhya Pradesh. During his meeting with the President of IMF Sushri Lagarde, Shri Kamal Nath discussed about the economy of India. He also met the Head of the Future of Mobility System of WEF, Shri Christoph Wolff.



aa Strict action will be taken for irregularities in Jai Kisan Crop Loan Waiver Scheme
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2019

Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare, Higher Education and In-Charge of Dewas District said during the meeting of District Planning Committee at Dewas today that a strict action should be taken against the responsible officers/employees if any kind of irregularity is found in Jai Kisan Crop Loan Waiver scheme. He instructed banks to display lists of farmers in Hindi language. Moreover, Shri Patwari mentioned that lists of farmers should be read in gram sabha on January 26 and to ensure depositing amount in farmers’ bank accounts from February 22. Apart from this, he gave instructions for survey of hailstorm affected crops and to send cases to the insurance company. Reviewing the ongoing schemes under the Madhya Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission, Shri Patwari gave instructions that a committee should be formed to examine quality of uniforms’ cloth. He also gave instructions for identifying land in each Gram Panchayat at the earliest under the scheme to open Goushalas in Gram Panchayats. Burnt/ Faulty transformers to be replaced in 72 hours On hearing complaint about the faulty transformer and its non-replacement within the stipulated period, Minister Shri Jeetu Patwari gathered information on mobile phone about the status of the transformer directly from the Sarpanch of the concerned Gram Panchayat. He gave instructions for taking action against the responsible officer in this connection. Moreover, Shri Patwari gave instructions for strict action for not adhering to the order of the state government as regard to replacement of transformers in one day in urban areas and 72 hours in rural areas. Minister for Public Works and Environment Shri Sajjan Singh Verma, Members of Legislative Assembly Sarvashri Manoj Chowdhary, Gayatriraje Pawar, Ashish Sharma and Pahadsingh Lanoje were present on the occasion.



aa Make RERA Act stronger: Shri Antony de Sa
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2019

The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Act must be made more powerful and effective for the redressal of housing related grievances of citizens so that quality houses can be made available to them. This was stated by Chairman of Madhya Pradesh RERA Shri Antony de Sa at a meeting of the Urban Development and Housing Department at New Delhi. Other states including Maharashtra also seconded the views of Shri de Sa. Shri de Sa said that the Authority has to encourage not only the fixation of compensation but also real estate. After this there is need to grant more rights to the Authority to take stern action against any party’s callousness in adherence to rules. He said that the experiences during the amendments made in RERA Act in Madhya Pradesh must be taken into consideration. Shri de Sa said that Madhya Pradesh has been leading in the country in the implementation of RERA Act. He said that currently some builders sell plots and flats without registration under RERA. This adversely affects the interests of the allottee and he is not effectively compensated. There is need to pay attention to this also. Shri de Sa told that 1435 orders out of 2583 cases acquired in Madhya Pradesh RERA have been passed. He said that action is being taken against illegal projects persistently. A helpline number -8989880123 has been started for information of illegal projects. Information of illegal colonies from the entire state is being received on this number.



aa PR Minister Shri Sharma honours Sushri Divya Pawar
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma honoured Sushri Divya Pawar at temple premises located in old jail today. It is to be highlighted that Sushri Divya Pawar has bagged gold medal two days ago at the final competition of boxing in ‘Khelo India Second Youth Games’ by defeating Sushri Shivani of Haryana in 54 kilogram weight category. Shri Sharma said that Sushri Divya Pawar has brought laurels to the state by displaying her power. He prayed for the bright future of Sushri Divya on the occasion. Inspects School Minister Shri Sharma also inspected the Tatya Tope Government High School situated in front of the old jail. He enquired about the problems from the students and teachers. Shri Sharma mentioned that all the basic requirements of the school will be fulfilled soon.



aa Grant to be given and honorarium to be increased too: Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 January 2019

Minister for Religious Trusts and Endowment, Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation Shri P.C. Sharma, while addressing the Foundation day of Madhya Pradesh Sant Pujari Mahasangh today said that the state government is planning to increase honorarium of Pujaris upto five times shortly. He also said that grant for maintenance and conservation of temples will be given. Shri Sharma further mentioned that problems related to Sant-Pujaris and religious places will be resolved soon. He stated that the Adhyatm Department has been constituted by the government. Steps are being taken to redress all the problems. A memorandum was handed over by the Pujaris to Shri Sharma at the programme. Shri Sharma assured that that every possible effort will be made to fulfill demands after the deliberations. Coporator Shri Yogendra Singh Chouhan, Vice President of Sant Pujari sangh Shri Jagdish Sharma, Shri Narendra Dixit, Shri Rakesh Chaturvedi, Shri Dhruv Narayan and other Pujaris were present at the programme.



aa Minister Shri Singh meets MoS for Urban Development and Housing Shri Puri
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 January 2019

State’s Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh on Monday met Minister of State (Independent Charge) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri in New Delhi and discussed departmental schemes implemented in the state. Shri Singh demanded allotment of total Rs 712 crore in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). Shri Singh urged allotment of Rs 600 crore as first installment and second installment of Rs 112 crores for about one lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). He urged the release of the second installment of Rs 29 crore 51 lakhs of financial year 2018-19 under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihood Mission. Shri Singh urged for release of additional allotment of Rs 14 crore 32 lakh to complete the target of construction of 25 thousand 160 community and public toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission. Shri Singh quoted revised cost of the public toilet as the reason behind the demand for additional allotment. He also apprised the Minister with the updated status of the urban development schemes. Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Pramod Agarwal was also present.



aa Pushpendra Pal Singh re-elected as President. Sanjeev Gupta as Secretary and Shri Manoj Dwivedi as Treasurer of the PR Society Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2019

At Public Relation Society Bhopal, AGM Shri Pushpendra Pal Singh re- elected unanimously as President. While Shri Sanjeev Gupta as Secretary and Shri Manoj Dwivedi as the Treasurer of the PR society.
aa Shri Pushpendra Pal Singh Said “Now we have the challenge to successfully organise the 2020 PRSI Annual convention at Bhopal. I am seeking the help and guidance of all esteemed members to make this convention as the most memorable event” At the AGM annual report and Audited Accounts were presented and read by the Secretary Shri Sanjeev Gupta. All the members enjoyed the lunch together.





aa PR Minister Shri Sharma cheers up Marathon participants
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment Shri P.C. Sharma encouraged participants of Marathon at T.T. Nagar, Stadium here today. He said that sports keeps both body and heart healthy. Shri Sharma also participated in pooja organized at Jain Mandir of Panchsheel Nagar. He assured residents that problems related to sewerage and roads will be solved by preparing a complete project. Shri Sharma attended poojan programme of Gujarati Samaj in Bishankhedi too. He was honoured with shawl and shreephal at the programme. Drinking water arrangements in Bhadbhada Basti to be made within 45 days PR Minister Shri Sharma visited Bhadbhada Basti and assured the residents of the settlement that their drinking water problem will be solved within 45 days. He instructed officers of the Municipal Corporation on mobile itself for redressing the problem. Shri Sharma further mentioned that proper arrangement of electricity will be made in Bhadbhada Basti soon. Permanent housing arrangement will be made for the residents. Corporator Shri Monu Saxena was also present on the occasion.



aa Journalists’ honour and respect to be preserved-PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma attended a meeting of working committee of Journalist Union of MP (JUMP) here today. Shri Sharma said that the state government will take all necessary steps under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath to preserve respect and honour of journalists. Shri Sharma further mentioned that Journalist Protection Act is being sent by the government shortly to the Law and Legislative Affairs Department for necessary analysis. After this, further proceedings in this matter will be done, he added. A memento was presented to Shri Sharma by the State Secretary of the Union, Shri Naveen Anand Joshi. A memorandum was also given to him on this occasion.



aa 39th Volleyball competition to be held at New Indoor Stadium: Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2019

The Volleyball tournament held in memory of the Freedom Fighter Late Shri Amar Singh Rathore (Dadda Ji) organised in Prithvipur concluded with grand programme today Minister for Sprots and Youth Welfare and Higher EducationShri Jeetu Patwari, Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh, Minister for Narmada Valley Development Shri Surendra Singh Baghel and Minister for Commercial tax Shri Brijendra Singh Rathore along with the Members of Legislative Assembly Shri Neeraj Vinod Dixit, Shri Sanjay Sharma, Shri Pradyuman Lodhi, Shri Kunal Chowdhary and Shri Rahul Lodhi attended the cocluding programme. During the welcome speech, Commercial Tax Minister Shri Brijendra Singh Baghel also gave information about the development works of Prithvipur Assembly Constituency and Niwari district. Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh informed about the approval of Indoor Stadium in Prithvipur and said that the next 39th volleyball competition will be organised at new the new stadium. Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Jeetu Patwari said that shortage of staff at Mohangarh College will be removed soon. Minister for Narmada Valley Development and Tourism Shri Surendra Singh Baghel mentioned that the proposals presented by the Commercial Tax Minister for development of tourism areas will be approved and implemented soon.



aa Employment opportunities to be provided to Nomad, Semi-Nomad and Denotified community
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment Shri P.C. Sharma participated in (Ekjutta Diwas) Solidarity Day Programme of Nomad, Semi-Nomad and Denotified community held at Gandhi Bhavan here today. Shri Sharma said that these communities will not be displaced without giving them pucca house. A book ‘Vimukt, Ghumakkad aur Ardhghumakkad Janjati Rashtriya Aayog-2008 Renke Samiti ki Sifarishein’ was released at the programme. Shri Sharma mentioned that necessary arrangements will be made for education of children of nomad, semi-nomad and denotified communities. Employment opportunities will be provided to them too. An amount of Rs. 51 thousand to help them solemnise girls’ marriage will be provided. He stated that apart from this, pension of elderly and widows has been increased to Rs. One thousand from Rs. 300. On complaints regarding mistreatment by police to nomad community, Shri Sharma said that an action will be taken to hold a meeting between police station in-charge of the concerned police stations and people of the community. Complaints related to mistreatment will be solved at the concerned District Collector and Superintendent of Police level too. Those who present at the progarmme include representatives of Kuchbandiya Pardi, Kanjar, Bedia, Bagri, Sikligar, other nomad, semi-nomad and denotified tribes, Corporator Shri Yogendra Singh Chouhan, Shivani Taneja of Shahri Mazdoor Sangathan, Bhopal, Legal Assistance Advocate Shri Amay and Sushri Seema Deshmukh of Madhya Pradesh Vanchit Mahila Manch.



aa State’s players win 8 Gold, 8 Silver and 15 Bronze Medals
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment Shri P.C. Sharma participated in (Ekjutta Diwas) Solidarity Day Programme of Nomad, Semi-Nomad and Denotified community held at Gandhi Bhavan here today. Shri Sharma said that these communities will not be displaced without giving them pucca house. A book ‘Vimukt, Ghumakkad aur Ardhghumakkad Janjati Rashtriya Aayog-2008 Renke Samiti ki Sifarishein’ was released at the programme. Shri Sharma mentioned that necessary arrangements will be made for education of children of nomad, semi-nomad and denotified communities. Employment opportunities will be provided to them too. An amount of Rs. 51 thousand to help them solemnise girls’ marriage will be provided. He stated that apart from this, pension of elderly and widows has been increased to Rs. One thousand from Rs. 300. On complaints regarding mistreatment by police to nomad community, Shri Sharma said that an action will be taken to hold a meeting between police station in-charge of the concerned police stations and people of the community. Complaints related to mistreatment will be solved at the concerned District Collector and Superintendent of Police level too. Those who present at the progarmme include representatives of Kuchbandiya Pardi, Kanjar, Bedia, Bagri, Sikligar, other nomad, semi-nomad and denotified tribes, Corporator Shri Yogendra Singh Chouhan, Shivani Taneja of Shahri Mazdoor Sangathan, Bhopal, Legal Assistance Advocate Shri Amay and Sushri Seema Deshmukh of Madhya Pradesh Vanchit Mahila Manch.



aa Jai-Kisan Crop Loan Waiver Scheme
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 January 2019

Farmers of the state are enthusiastic to derive benefit from the Jai Kisan Crop Loan Waiver Scheme. More than 12 lakh 85 thousand farmers have submitted their loan waiver applications in gram panchayats on January 15 and 19 in the first five days of the scheme. Nearly 5 lakh 38 thousand 283 applications have been submitted today itself. The application forms submitted by the farmers include 60 percent green, 38 percent white and 2 percent pink. So far 7 lakh 48 thousand 868 green, 4 lakh 89 thousand 509 white and 46 thousand 624 pink applications have been submitted. It may be mentioned that applications for loan waiver will be received from the farmers till February 5, 2019 under the prescribed implementation procedure. According to the estimation of the Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Department, total 54 lakh loan waiver forms are expected to be submitted till February 5.



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath leaves for Davos on special invitation of World Economic Forum
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 January 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath left for Davos from Delhi early today to take part in the 49th meeting of the World Economic Forum. This meeting has been organized to decide the global agenda. President of World Economic Forum Shri Borge Brende has specially invited Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath to take part in the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos Klosters in Switzerland from January 22 to January 25. This meeting is significant to fix the global agenda. The participants of the meeting will be familiarized with the perspective and reforms taking place in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Brende hoped that under the guidance of Shri Kamal Nath, Madhya Pradesh will attain unprecedented levels of progress and prosperity. He wished Shri Nath every success in his new role in realizing the vision for inclusive and sustainable development of Madhya Pradesh. The collaboration of World Economic Forum as an international organization that encourages mutual collaboration of the public-private sector, with the state will prove to be beneficial. There will be support of the state to fulfil the possibilities of development of the state.



aa Implementation of schemes as per needs of the needy must: CM Shri Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath today inaugurated the three-day IAS Officers Meet at the Convention Centre. He said to the officers that the implementation of schemes as per the needs of the needy is the need of the hour today. He said that there is a big difference between success and satisfaction. The success of obtaining a post is not the basis for satisfaction. Satisfaction comes from successful results. Success can be retained till one holds a post whereas satisfaction lasts forever. Conservation of diversity the biggest challenge CM Shri Nath said that the entire world looks up to India for its powerful unity in diversity and not for its economic or defence power. Our biggest quality is our tolerance which has been prevailing since the times of Chandragupta and Ashoka. He said that we should all be proud that we are citizens of a country where there are diverse religions, castes, traditions and languages. There is no other country like India in the world. Our attire also changes with the geographical changes. Our diversity is our strength. He said that its conservation is the biggest challenge today. Commitment and dedication must for Nav-Nirman Shri Kamal Nath said that the need of the hour is to build a new-state and country along with the challenges of the rapidly changing world. We have to be committed and devoted for this. He said that the expectations of the general public have also changed along with the changes in the form of service. NATO's appearance on the global level has changed. Movements such as non-alignment are no longer discussed. He said the country has adopted these changes with expertise. The challenge before us is how we see and accept global changes? Shri Nath said that today the biggest responsibility before the officers is to take the country-state forward along with the new changes. We must think on how to make changes and improvements in governance. He said that the state’s future depends on this fact. Shri Nath said that the world scenario is fast changing and we are changing accordingly. He said that he had given his first address in year 1992 at Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. About 6-7 years later he went to the academy again and he got to see a major change in the faculty, trainees and subject matter there. In the year 1992, no one would talk about topics like technique and information technology in the Academy. He said that I witnessed similar changes in the probationer officers of Administrative Services in a meeting with them recently. There are many engineers and doctors among them. This did not happen 20 years back. There is a difference in the age group of the officers. Officers’ Meet a good initiative The Chief Minister said that the officers meet is a good initiative as it will give an opportunity to the senior and junior officers to meet in an informal environment. He said the Indian Administrative Service is the most comprehensive and diverse profession in which the extension of work area is more compared to other services. The Administrative Service officer gets the experience of serving in different working areas throughout his service period whereas this is not so in other services. Knowledge of global issues must: CS Shri Mohanty Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty told the officials will have to change their outlook. Junior officers can benefit from the experiences of seniors. Administrative decisions should be taken at the district level. Senior officials should also extend support in the decision-making of subordinate officers of the district. Shri Mohanty said that today also the responsibility is the same but the response time has reduced. He said that officials must have the knowledge of global issues. The Chief Secretary said that it is essential for a team leader to extend full support and assistance to the team. He extended best wishes for the successful activities of the meet. President of I.A.S. Association Smt. Gauri Singh said that the cultural activities, sports programmes organized during the meet will be good for the officers and their mutual brotherhood and understanding. President of the Meet Organising Committee Shri Pankaj Agarwal gave details of the activities undertaken during the meet. He said that several programmes including cultural programme, indoor-outdoor games, antakshari and quiz will be organized for the Meet Association members and their families in the coming two and a half days. Address on contemporary issues and panel discussion to understand each other’s thoughts are also being organized.



aa Government will fulfil all promises made for welfare of employees
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment Shri P.C. Sharma said that the government is committed to fulfil all promises in the interest of government employees. He reiterated that all the promises of the manifesto will be fulfilled. Shri Sharma was addressing the Samman Samaroh organised by the employees unions at Satpura Bhavan here today. Shri Sharma stated that he always supported them and was their companion in their struggle for welfare and will support them to get reasonable benefits in future too. Demands of employees will be taken into consideration soon and implemented. He further stated that he struggled earlier to solve the problems of the employees, now he will redress them. State President of Madhya Pradesh Class Three Employees Union Shri O.P. Katiyar, State President of State Employees Union Shri Jitendra Singh, Shri Mahendra Sharma of Laghu Vetan Karmchari Sangh, State President of Nigam-Mandal Adhikari-Karmachari Smanvay Mahasangh Shri Ajay Shrivastava, Shri D.S. Bhadoriya of Diploma Engineer Association, Shri D.K. Yadav of Rajpatrit Karmchari Sangh and other employees were present at the Samman Samaroh.



aa Pro-Chancellor Sushri Majumdar pays courtesy visit to CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 January 2019

The Pro- Chancellor Sushri Swati Majumdar of Symbiosis Skill University paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath at Mantralaya today. Sushri Majumdar presented memento and calendar for the year 2019 to the Chief Minister.




aa Participation of villagers must for conservation of biodiversity: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment Shri P.C. Sharma said that participation of villagers is must and of great importance for conservation of biodiversity. Shri Sharma said this while addressing the workshop organized at Jagran Lake City University. Shri Sharma asserted that power to impose surcharge for using resources by villagers has been given to Gram Panchayats under the Panchayati Raj. Gram Panchayats can take several measures for biodiversity conservation by utilizing money generated by them by using this power. He also termed religious beliefs important in protecting the environment. Shri Sharma said religious granths mention that Devi-Devatas inhabit Peepal tree. All of us know that peepal tree releases oxygen 24 hours. Shri Sharma further mentioned that everyone will get benefits of conclusions of the workshop for conservation of biodiversity.




aa Government to encourage medal winners of Olympics, Asian and Commonwealth Games
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 January 2019

Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Shri Jitu Patwari held a direct dialogue on the development of sports with the office-bearers of sports associations and the coaches honoured with the Vishwamitra award and the Arjun, Vikram, Eklavya awardee players. He said that important suggestions received through this dialogue will be implemented seriously so that the players get encouragement and sports is developed. If the players of the state participate in the Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, then the government will encourage them. Just as in other states, crores of rupees are made available to the players as honorarium, similarly our players too will be given a hiked amount of incentive. The proposal has been prepared and sent to the Finance Department. Sports Minister Shri Patwari was addressing a Samvad programme at Martial Arts Hall situated in the T.T. Nagar Stadium today. Significant suggestions were given by Arjun, Vikram, Eklavya awardee players and coaches honoured with Vishwamitra Award and the office-bearers of the sports associations for the development of sports in the state during the programme. Encouraging the players, Minister Shri Patwari told that the gold medal winners of Olympics are proposed to be given Rs. 3 crore, silver winners Rs 2 crore and bronze winners Rs. 1 crore. Minimum Rs 10 lakh incentive will be given for participation. Rs 2 crore has been proposed to be given to the gold medal winners of Asian Games, Rs. 1 crore for silver medal winners and Rs. 75 lakhs for bronze medal winners are proposed to be given. Minimum Rs. 5 lakh will be given as incentive for participation. Rs. 50 lakhs are proposed to be given to the gold medal winners of Commonwealth or Asian Indoor Games, Rs. 30 lakhs to silver medal winners and Rs. 20 lakh to bronze medal winners and Rs. 2 lakh as incentive for participation. A proposal to give Rs. 6 lakh to gold medal winners of South Asian Games, Rs. 4 lakh to silver medalists and Rs 3 lakh to bronze medalists besides Rs 1.50 lakhs as incentive for participation has been sent to the government. In the Commonwealth, Asian or other international championships, there is a proposal to give Rs. 4 lakhs to gold medal winners, Rs. 3 lakh to silver medalists and Rs. 2 lakh to bronze medal winners besides Rs. 2 lakhs as incentive for participation. Apart from this, in the National Games, Rs. 6 lakhs has been proposed to be given to gold medal winners in team events, Rs. 4 lakhs for silver medal winners and Rs 3 lakh for bronze winners, it has also been proposed to give Rs 2 lakh to gold medalists, Rs 1.50 lakhs to silver medalists and Rs 1 lakh to bronze medal winners in individual and team category to authorized players of academies run by bonafide residents of MP or Sports Department of MP in the authorized national championship. Shri Patwari said that if a player fails to get a job despite continuous participation in national level sports, then the government will ensure that no injustice is meted out to any player. Minimum effective arrangements will be made for such players. The players will be given an incentive for participating in national, international level competitions. Apart from this, the incentive amount being given to the medal winners as a grand reward is being increased. In order to receive training in the country, the player will be paid Rs. 1.00 lakh or actual (whichever is less), which will include the player's to and fro travelling expenses, food, accommodation, training and medical expenditure. Awardees laud Sports Minister’s initiative This is the first time that suggestions were invited from awardees and players through a direct dialogue for sports development and in the interest of sportspersons. The initiative of Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Shri Jitu Patwari was welcomed by the awardees and players present in the programme. Players believe that through this Mahakumbh (Samvad) important decisions will be taken in the interest of the players by formulating the sports policy. Principal Secretary Sports, Shri Aniruddha Mukherji, Director Sports Dr. S.L. Thausen, Arjuna awardee Hockey player Smt. Sunita Chandra, Shri Sayyed Jalaluddin Rizvi, Wrestler Shri Kripashankar, Shri Pappu Yadav, Shooter Sushri Rajkumari Rathore, Sailing Coach Shri G.L. Yadav and Rowing Coach Shri Dalveer Singh were also present in the Samvad programme.



aa Improve Food Processing Industry Policy: Agriculture Minister Shri Yadav
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 January 2019

Minister for Farmers Welfare, Agriculture Development, Horticulture and Food Processing Shri Sachin Yadav reviewed works of Horticulture Department at Kisan Bhavan today. He said that economic development of farmers of the state will be ensured by establishing food processing industries. Shri Yadav gave instructions for improvement in the policy. Minister Shri Yadav told officers that local youth must be encouraged to set up food processing industries based on agriculture produces, produced in abundance in their area. Establishment of this kind of industries at local level will provide new opportunities of employment at those places. This will also help farmers in improving their financial condition by getting good value of their produces. Director Horticulture, Shri Satyanand, Managing Director, Mandi Board, Shri Faiz Ahmed Qidwai, Shri Akbar Sher Khan and representatives of Nimrani and Dewas Food Park were present at the meeting.



aa IAS probationer officers pay courtesy visit to CM
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2019

Probationer officers of State cadre Indian Administrative Service of year 2017 paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath at the Mantralaya today. Director General Academy of Administration Shri A. P Shrivastava was also present on the occasion.




aa Save fuel for secured future: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment Shri P.C. Sharma said that it is most important to conserve fuel for secured future. He was addressing the Eedhan Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav ‘Saksham’ at Samanvay Bhavan today. On this occasion, he also administered oath to the people present at the programme for fuel conservation. Shri Sharma inaugurated the campaign being conducted for conservation of fuel from January 16 to February 15. Minister Shri Sharma mentioned that at present 80 percent petroleum products are being imported from abroad and exorbitant money is spent on this. He further stated that money saved by fuel conservation will be invested to establish industries and business and utilised in public welfare works. Shri Sharma asserted that we can include cycling in our daily routine to save fuel. We can save fuel by building bypass and service roads to avoid fuel wastage on red signals. He told the Chief General Manager of the Petroleum Conservation Research Association, Shri Vigyan Kumar to give a thought for taking necessary measures to control increasing prices of petroleum products.



aa Transform Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign into Public Movement -Minister Shri Silawat
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2019

Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Tulsiram Silawat inaugurated Measles-Rubella campaign at Vidhyasagar School of Indore today. He told officers and employees of the department that Measles-Rubella campaign should be transformed into a public movement. Shri Silawat mentioned that children are future of the country. Therefore every section of the society should contribute in the vaccination campaign to make strong and disease free future. Shri Silawat further mentioned that we have to conduct the campaign in the form of challenge. Efforts should be made to get all the children vaccinated. He also administered pledge to all for disease eradication and distributed certificates to the children who were vaccinated. Shri Silawat visits Schools and Madarsas Shri Silawat paid visit to schools and madarsas of Indore on Wednesday. He administered oath for vaccination campaign at Central School No. 1, Indore and said that it is necessary to provide permanent health cover to the children to help them in reaching top positions. He informed that Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign gives security cover to children from two fatal diseases. Shri Silawat also visited madarsa situated in Khajrana and took part in the vaccination campaign. He also participated in signature campaign being conducted in Indore city to stimulate vaccination campaign. Ministers visited districts Members of the State Cabinet inaugurated Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign in various districts of the state. Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment Shri P.C. Sharma inaugurated the campaign at Carmel Convent School of BHEL area. He mentioned that participation of all sections of the society should be ensured in the campaign. Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma while inaugurating the campaign in Dewas, emphasized on work with dedication during the campaign and said that it should not be considered as mere government duty. Inaugurating the campaign in Guna district, the Minister for Labour Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodiya stated that vaccination is an aspect related to life. This should be taken with utmost seriousness. Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fishermen Welfare and Fisheries Development Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav mentioned that a security cover is being provided to the children through MR vaccination. Start vaccinating all the children aged between 9 months and 15 year of age. The Measles-Rubella Vaccination was also inaugurated in other districts of the state today.



aa City buses should be good and safe: Shri Jaivardhan Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2019

The urban public transport system should be strengthened. City buses should be good and safe. Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh gave this directive during a review of departmental schemes at the Mantralaya. He said that priority should be given to the purchase of electric buses. Shri Singh said that agencies that do not complete work on time should be black-listed. Take measures to increase revenue The Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Singh told to take measures to increase revenue in urban bodies. He told to complete water supply and sewerage system under construction in Amrit Yojana on time. He also instructed to ensure timely completion of the work of houses under construction in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. he told to make consistent efforts to fulfil the target to construct 11 lakh houses by year 2022 under Housing for all scheme. 7 star status to Indore-Ujjain It was informed during the review meeting that all urban bodies of the state have been declared as ODF. In this area, Indore and Ujjain have got 7-star status. As many as 17 cities of the state have been declared ODF+ and 4 bodies have been declared ODF ++. These cities are Indore, Ujjain, Khargone and Shahganj. It is noteworthy that 7 cities in the country have been declared ODF ++. These include 4 of Madhya Pradesh and 3 of Chhattisgarh. This survey has been conducted by the Quality Council of India. The remaining cities are also being surveyed. Shri Singh also directed to complete the points of the manifesto and the master plans of the cities on priority basis. He said that the planning of development of cities should be well-planned. Chief Secretary Shri Pramod Agarwal apprised with the updated status of departmental schemes. Meanwhile, Urban Development and Housing Commissioner Shri Gulshan Bamra and other officials including Additional Commissioner Shri Swatantra Singh were present.



aa Voter awareness forums to be made in all government offices
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2019

Chief Electoral Officer Shri V.L. Kanta Rao has directed the nodal officers of departments to constitute 'Voter Awareness Forum' to increase voter awareness in all government, non-government organizations and business establishments. The 'Voters Awareness Forum' will work as an informal platform in the offices to increase awareness towards registration in voters list, fundamental election processes and voting related activities. All employees of the offices can become voluntary members of the forum. Joint Chief Electoral Officer Shri Vikas Narwal said that the Forum will make information related to the elections to the members which will help in developing the employees as powerful voters. A nodal officer will be appointed under the chairmanship of the head of the office, who will work in coordination with the Chief Electoral Officer and the District Election Office to increase voter awareness in the forum. The forum will ensure voter awareness with entertainment activities available in the office, sports club and such other clubs along with election activities. The main objective of the forum is to increase voter awareness, to add the names of officials and employees of the office to the voters list and to motivate them to create voter identity cards. The forum will also organize workshops, competitions, cultural programmes, debates, quiz programmes from time to time for all information regarding the election process and getting names enrolled in the voters list in government offices. Nodal officers of various departments and institutions were present in the meeting.



aa Implementation of CM’s Crop Loan Waiver Scheme from January 15
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 January 2019

Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty has issued instructions to the district officials to ensure availability of application forms of the Chief Minister’s Crop Loan Waiver Scheme at the gram panchayat level mandatorily as on January 15. Shri Mohanty held discussions with all divisional commissioners and district collectors in connection with the implementation of the scheme during a video conference at the Mantralaya today. It may be noted that the scheme is being implemented from January 15 all over the state. Shri Mohanty said that the pasting of the white and green lists should be ensured in all the gram panchayats by January 18. He specifically spoke to the collectors of the remote districts including Dindori, Alirajpur, Singrauli and Sheopurkalan in this connection and sought information regarding the receipt of the application forms. Shri Mohanty said that payment has to be made to the farmers under the scheme from February 22. Hence all activities should be ensured within the prescribed time limit at the district level. Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Farmers Welfare Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain, Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri K.C. Gupta, Commissioner Mandi Board Shri Faiz Ahmed Kidwai and other senior officers were present at the video conference. Principal Secretary Farmer-Welfare Dr. Rajoura gave a presentation regarding the implementation of the scheme. He informed that the scheme will be implemented through 7 thousand 500 branches of 26 banks in the state. Offline application forms will be filled in green, white and pink forms, which have been sent to the districts in sufficient quantity. Their proper distribution should be ensured gram panchayat-wise. While receiving green applications, the nodal officer is required to write the serial number of the green list on the applications. The names of 40 lakh farmers are being uploaded on cmlws@mponline.gov.in. A procedure has been prepared to download the green and white lists from the portal and paste it gram panchayat and branch wise from Tuesday January 15. The status of village wise and branch wise applications received in this connection will be reviewed every day. He instructed that the names of the farmers should be registered only in Hindi in the list to be displayed. Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri K.C. Gupta has instructed that the work of registration of applications should be ensured simultaneously along with receiving the applications. Suggestions were obtained from the divisional commissioners and collectors regarding the implementation of the scheme at the video conference.



aa Makar Sankranti is a cultural festival: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment, Shri P.C. Sharma inaugurated today the 22nd Patang Utsav at Mandakini Ground, Kolar Road. He told kite flyers that Makar Sankranti is a cultural festival. On this occasion, Shri Sharma also honoured five Patang Gurus. As many as 16 clubs participated in the Patang Utsav. Shri Sharma congratulated the President of the Aloukik Seva Samiti Shri Vijay Shankar Dixit for organizing this programme. While extending greetings of Makar Sankranti to the people of the state, Shri Sharma said that participation of every section of the society in Patang Utsav and offering Til Laddoos to each other reflect Ganga-Jamuni culture of Bhopal. On this occasion, Shri Sharma honoured Patangbaaz (Kite Flyers) of national and international stature Shri Bhaiyya Bhai, Shri Nasir Ansari, Shri Laxminarayan Khandelwal, Shri Chhote Miyan and Shri Rehan Lakhnavi.



aa Good Literature must for peace and harmony: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment, Shri P.C. Sharma described good literature essential for peace and harmony. He said this on the occasion of the First Bhopal Literature and Arts Festival at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. More than 100 writers, environmentalists, senior public servants, journalists and artists took part in the 3 Day Festival. Shri Sharma said that we get a different feeling while entering Bharat Bhavan. Recalling the love of the Former Chief Minister Late Shri Arjun Singh towards the arts and interest in reading, he described Bharat Bhavan as historic memory of his tenure. Defining presence of the dignitaries present at the programme as bouquet, he said that he is very much pleased to see the artists and litterateurs gathered on the occasion from the country and abroad. This programme has brought a sense of pride to Bhopal. The State Government will provide every possible assistance to organize this kind of programme. He also congratulated the organizers for this grand programme. Coffee-Table Book “Bhopal-Echoes of an Era’ released PR Minister Shri Sharma along with other guests released a Coffee-Table book “ Bhopal-Echoes of an Era’ written by the Musician Joe Alwares. The Former Commissioner of Election Commission of India Shri S.Y. Qureshi, Padam Shri Ratan Thiyam, Shri Raghav Chandra, Sushri Meera Das, Senior Journalist Shri Abhilash Khandekar, Shri Ravindra Choubey, Secretary Culture, Smt. Renu Tiwari were present at the concluding programme.



aa Happiness can be sought by religion and spiritualism: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 January 2019

Minister for Religious Trusts and Endowment, Shri P.C. Sharma told the participants of Sarvadharm Teerth Darshan Dharm Yatra that happiness can only be sought by religion and spiritualism. Shri Sharma flagged off yatra buses carrying one thousand devotees for Narmada Snan. He said that the state government will construct Ram Van Path Gaman and Narmada path will also be constructed. The Dharm Yatra was organized by the Sarvadharm Teerth Darshan Dharm Yatra Teerth Samiti, Anand Nagar. The free Dharm Yatra is being organized by the committee since last year for Darshan and Snan of sacred river Narmada on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Also free meal arrangements are being made by the committee. The Dharm Yatra is being conducted from Anand Nagar, Kokta to Narmada Ghat, Shahganj. Those who were present on the occasion include Shri Koushal Rai, Shri Vipin Chowksey, Shri Govind Goyal, Shri Sanjay Chowksey, Shri Hariom Pal, Shri Lokesh Rai, Shri Daulat Sahu and Shri Hemant Rajak.



aa Quality compromise in construction works will not be tolerated
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 January 2019

Minister for Public Works Shri Sajjan Singh Verma instructed officers of the department that all the ongoing constructions in the state should be completed within the stipulated time. Delay in construction works will not be tolerated. Minister Shri Verma was holding discussions with the officers through video conferencing in Bhopal today. The Principal Secretary, Public Works Shri Mohammad Suleman was also present on this occasion. Minister Shri Verma mentioned that officer should not compromise quality of any king in construction works. He gave instructions to work according to the promises made in the manifesto. Information was given on the status of ongoing road and building construction works in the state. Shri Verma instructed them to accelerate speed in the ongoing construction works of Satna and Shadol district. It was informed at the meeting that approval in principal has been given under the Bharat Mala Scheme of the Union Government for construction of 5,987 k.m. long National Highways as suggested by the State Government. These roads will be constructed as four lane roads by the NHAI. Construction of Jabalpur bypass, Sagar bypass, Gwalior bypass and Orchcha bypass are included under these schemes. Under the same scheme, approval in principal has also been granted to the construction of Bhopal-Indore 5 Lane Express Way and Bhopal bypass (South-West Part). The estimated cost of this express highway is Rs. 4 thousand crore and DPR work in this connection is in progress. Shri Verma reviewed the status of division wise construction works. Inspects Bhopal-Jabalpur Road PWD Minister Shri Verma, while going towards Mandideep today inspected Bhopal-Jabalpur State Highway No.12. It was informed during the inspection that construction work of approximately 49 k.m road with an estimated cost of Rs. 530 crore from Misrod to Obaidullaganj is being carried out by Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation. This work will be completed by March 2020 to make the traffic movement passing through Mandideep in more comfortable and convenient manner



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath Greets People on Sankranti, Pongal and Lohadi
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 January 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Sankranti, Pongal and Lohadi. The Chief Minister said that festivity is the hallmark of India's tradition bound society. Unity In Diversity is the real strength of Indian Society. Shri Kamal Nath said that these festivals celebrate the harvesting of crops. Therefore, farming community deserves special commendations. Shri Kamal Nath said that Madhya Pradesh is now ready to take off in every field with the cooperation and support of everyone. He wished the citizens a happy and fulfilling life.



aa Directives for best arrangement at Kshipra Ghats for Snan Parvs
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 January 2019

Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty visited Kshipra’s Triveni Ghat and Ramghat at Ujjain today and took stock of arrangements made for devotees for Makar Sankranti festival at these places. Shri Mohanty directed the administration that best arrangements should be ensured for devotees for Snan and Darshan at various ghats. He further mentioned that permanent arrangements should be made to release Narmada water into Kshipra river not only for Makar Sankranti festival but other Snan parvs too. The concerned department must shoulder its responsibility with complete coordination to undertake these works. No negligence will be tolerated in these works, he added. In a meeting, CS Shri Mohanty gave instructions to the officers that the district administration should take strict action to prevent Gambhir river’s water theft. Special attention should be paid on sanitation at ghats. Water of Gambhir river should be released into Kshipra river if it is essential. He further directed that water of Gambhir river should be kept reserved completely for drinking purpose of Ujjain city. Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri R.S. Julaniya, Additional Chief Secretary Narmada Valley Development Shri Rajnish Vaish, Principal Secretaries Shri Pramod Agrawal and Shri Vivek Agrawal besides other Senior Officers of the division were present during the inspection.



aa Savitri Bai Phule’s personality is inspirational for girl students
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma said that the personality of Savitri Bai Phule is always inspirational for women community. He was addressing the Savitri Bai Phule Jyanti Samaroh held at Hindi Bhavan, Bhopal. Shri Sharma further mentioned that works being carried out by Jyotiba Phule in the field of social reforms and for eradication of untouchability are still useful for the society. Shri Sharma also described the ideals of Jyotiba Phule as relevant for social development. On this occasion, Minister Shri Sharma honoured women for their remarkable works in the field of politics, education, social works, sports and arts etc. Eminent citizens and people in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Contribution of Sardar Patel to build United India is incomparable
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma unveiled bust of the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel at Jawahar Chowk, Bhopal today. He also launched a website of the Patidar community on the occasion. Shri Sharma said that contribution of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in building United India is incomparable. He also played an important role in the freedom movement of the country. He stated that efforts made by the Iron Man of India to make the unity of the country everlasting will always be remembered. On this occasion, PR Minister Shri Sharma honoured Shri Prakash Patidar, who has made the ‘Statue of Unity’ and Sushri Mahi Patidar, whose name has been registered in the Guinness Book of World Record for tattoo making. President of Gujarati Samaj Shri Sanjay Patel, Former Mandi President Shri Bhagidar Patidar, Corporators and eminent members of the community were present in the programme.



aa Need to change outlook, thinking and working style with time
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 January 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that today we need to make changes in our attitude, thinking and working style over time. Challenges being faced by the new generation can be combated with new thinking and understanding. Shri Nath was addressing the foundation laying ceremony of the new Madhya Pradesh Bhavan in New Delhi today. General Administration Minister Dr. Govind Singh, former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur, MPs and MLAs, senior officers posted in the Central Government and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. CM Shri Nath said that the new building in New Delhi is the need of the hour. The new building will be constructed as per requirements and will be a precedent for the other states. Shri Natha said that the new Madhya Pradesh Bhavan will be an example of modernism. This will be constructed keeping in mind the need of coming 50 years. It will also be noted during the construction of the building that no concession or subsidy will be given to anyone. He hoped that any kind of expenditure on the operation and maintenance of the building will not be a burden on the government. The building will be on the principle of Revenue Neutral. He promised to give development and new direction to the state with everyone’s support. Shri Kamal Nath said that in the new generation there is new thinking and new yearning, young people want to touch new dimensions and new heights. He said that the Madhya Pradesh government is making efforts to provide business opportunities to the youth. Considering trade related to agricultural sector as a challenge, Shri Nath said that more than 70 percent people are engaged in agriculture and related business. We will make every effort to double their earnings. On this occasion, General Administration Minister Dr. Govind Singh gave detailed information about the need for the new building and the memories of the old Madhya Pradesh Bhavan. Special Commissioner Shri Anurag Jain proposed the vote of thanks at the conclusion of the programme. Senior officials of Madhya Pradesh cadre posted at the Centre besides several retired senior officials were present on the occasion.



aa Sapre Museum is an ocean of newspapers: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 January 2019

Sapre Museum is a unique national heritage for the media world, said Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma at the state-level journalism award ceremony organized by the Madhavrao Sapre Memorial Newspaper Museum and Research Institute here today. He said that this museum is an ocean of newspapers. Shri Sharma said that he has been connected to the institute ever since its inception. The institute is doing unique work. All possible assistance will be made available at the administration level for the expansion of this treasure house of newspapers. Litterateur Shri Dhruv Shukla and journalist-analyst Shri Kamlesh Pare were honoured with the Hukumchand Narad Award. Santosh Kumar Shukla Lok Sampreshan Award was given to Deputy Director Public Relations Shri Manoj Pathak, Makhanlal Chaturvedi Award to Special Correspondent Patrika Shri Alok Pandya, Lal Baldev Singh Award to Deputy Editor Haribhoomi Shri Hari Agrahari, Jagdish Prasad Chaturvedi Award to Deputy Director Nav Duniya Shri Bhojraj Uchhsare, Jhabarmall Sharma Award to Special Correspondent News Nation Shri Neeraj Shrivastava, Rameshwar Guru Award to Media Teacher Shri Pushpendrapal Singh, K.P Narayanan Award to Press Trust of India’s Shri Lemuel Lall, Rajendra Nutan Award to Dainik Jagran Correspondent Shri Arpan Khare, Gangaprasad Thakur award to Chhattisgarh author-journalist Shri Brahmavir Singh, Jagat Pathak Award to Dainik Bhaskar’s Art-Journalist Shri Praveen Pandey, Suresh Khare award to People’s newspaper Special Correspondent Shri Sitaram Thakur, Arogya Sudha Award to Digiana Special Correspondent Shri Sharad Baghela and Homai Vyarawalla award to NDTV photo journalist Shri Rizwan Khan.



aa State Recalls Contribution of Former PM Late Shri Shastri
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2019

The people of Madhya Pradesh recalled the contributions of former Prime Minister of India, Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri on his death anniversary. His slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' has become far more relevant today. The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath today reached Shastri square near old vidhan sabha in the morning and offered floral tribute to late Shri Shastri ji. The Minister for Public Relations, Shri P.C. Sharma. MLA Shri. Arif Masood and distinguished citizens were present.



aa Governor extends greetings to people on Makar Sankranti and Pongal
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2019

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has extended greetings to the people of the state on Makar Sankranti , Lohri and Pongal. In her message Smt. Patel said that our country’s culture of unity in diversity is world acclaimed and unique. Smt. Patel said that all festivals are celebrated in an amicable atmosphere in our country amidst unity, peace, brotherhood and harmony. All countrymen take part in each other’s festivals. She said that Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal are symbol of progress and prosperity. The Governor has wished for peace and propserity of the people of the state on the occasion.



aa C.M. Shri Kamal Nath Greets Youth on Yuva Diwas
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has extended greetings to students, youth and citizens on Swami Vivekanand Jayanty on January-12, which is observed as Yuva Diwas. He also greeted the students and all those participating in the 11th Surya Namaskar event. The Chief Minister in his message said that devoting only one day for Surya Namaskar is not enough considering its health benefits. It should be regular and a part of daily life. He said that the youth with healthy body and mind can build future of the state and the country.. Referring to the universal message of Swami Vivekanand, Shri Kamal Nath said that every citizen should be healthy and possess healthy thoughts to contribute to rebuilding of healthy India. Underlining the benefits of Surya Namaskar, the Chief Minister said that it is a Yogic practice fully scientific in every respect. He said that the rituals of Sun worship are mentioned in almost all religions as Sun is the source of life. It gives light and energy. He said that we are lucky to have been living in a country where Surya Darshan is possible almost every day



aa Study Hard and Progress
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2019

Minister for Law and Legislative Affairs, Public Relations, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment, Shri P.C. Sharma told students to study hard and progress. He was addressing the Annual Function of Model Higher Secondary School, T.T. Nagar, Bhopal. Shri Sharma told the students that they will certainly get success in good works, if they undertake it with full commitment. He further mentioned that students should work hard in studies and sports and bring laurel to school, parents, state and country. Shri Sharma asserted that the Model Higher Secondary School has always been considered as model school. Students, who have passed from this school are well educated and have reached new heights. He told the students that in case of difficulties they should face them bravely. Moreover, Shri Sharma mentioned that under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, the State Government is committed for comprehensive development of all. He further stated that entire state will be developed like Chhindwara model. No one will be left unemployed and employment will be provided to all. An amount of Rs. 4 thousand will be given as allowance to them till they get employment after completing the studies.



aa Module of Chhindwara Skill Training Centre to be implemented in other districts
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2019

Home, Jail and Minister affiliated to the Chief Minister Shri Bala Bachchan has said that the module of the Skill Training Centre of Chhindwara will be implemented in other districts of the state too. Shri Bachchan was reviewing the activities of Technical Education Department affiliated to the Chief Minister at the Mantralaya today. On this occasion, Principal Secretary, Shri Hariranjan Rao, Secretary, Shri D.P. Ahuja and Director Shri Virendra Kumar were present. Minister Shri Bachchan directed to make a 5-year Perspective Plan to ensure quality in the 8 Engineering and 69 Polytechnic Colleges. He also told to take necessary action to get MBA Perspective in all the courses of these institutions. Shri Bachchan directed to start the new engineering college approved in Shivpuri from the financial year 2019-20. He said that all the engineering and polytechnic colleges in the state should have a perspective plan to make basic facilities available in line with AICTE criteria. This should include building and infrastructure, equipment, lab and library. He issued instructions to provide hostel facility in all these institutions in a phased manner. Minister Shri Bala Bachchan, while expressing concern over the status of vacancies in departmental institutions, instructed to make arrangements in the next 3 years. He also asked to make amendments in recruitment and appointment rules as per requirement. Shri Bala Bachchan directed to start the Global Skill City Park from the year 2019-20. For this, it has been decided to expedite the process by formulating courses and infrastructure. He said that the transition of ITIs running at the divisional level to mega ITI should be done to almost double the entry capacity. A detailed review should be conducted of the proceedings of the Employment Office through PPP. He instructed to initiate short training course to recompense skill development according to the demand of industries.



aa Work-plan to turn krishi-upaj mandis into e-mandi
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2019

Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Sachin Yadav reviewed the work plan prepared for changing Krishi Upaj Mandis into e-mandis at a meeting at Kisan Bhawan here today. He told officials to upgrade the work-plan and make it more advanced. The scheme should be convenient for both farmers and businessmen. Minister Shri Yadav also viewed the power presentation of the work-plan on the occasion. Agriculture Production Commissioner, Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Managing Director Mandi Board Shri Faiz Ahmed Kidwai and senior officers were present at the meeting.



aa Provision of Rs. 100 Crore to solve salary problem of Home Guards and SDERF employees
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2019

Minister for Home and Jail Shri Bala Bachchan informed that budget provision of Rs. 100 crore has been made in the second supplementary budget to solve problem being faced by the employees of Home Guards and SDERF in getting salary since the last two months. He further mentioned that keeping in view the need, provision of surplus amount will be made in the main budget in future. Shri Bachchan was addressing the Sainik Sammelan of Home Guards and SDERF here today. Shri Bachchan stated that remarkable services have been given by the Home Guards and SEDRF in the state and other states. They have saved lives by putting their life in danger. He appreciated Jawans of the Home Guards and SDERF for providing excellent services. Shri Bachchan mentioned that they should always do result oriented work. The State Government will make special efforts for their welfare, he added. Principal Secretary, Home, Shri Malay Shrivastava said that these Jawans of Home Guards and SDERF have rendered their services in adverse conditions, whenever it was needed by the state. Their work is praiseworthy. Director General of Home Guards Shri Mahan Sagar mentioned that regular training always prove useful. Minister Shri Bachchan presented appreciation letters to the Jawans who have rendered remarkable services during the catastrophe. He obtained information about the equipments displayed at the exhibition organized at the programme site. At the beginning, Shri Bachchan also reviewed activities of the department through presentation at the Camp Office. Additional Director Generals, Shri Manish Shankar Sharma and Shri Rajesh Chawla were present on this occasion



aa RERA key to success of housing sector – Shri Antony de Sa
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2019

Chairman of RERA, Shri Antony de Sa has said that the Act’s intention cannot be fulfilled without making the clients aware of it for whom the RERA Act was introduced. It is a social obligation that fulfils the dreams of the needy persons. Law specialists have an important role in this work and their involvement is also essential. Shri de Sa was inaugurating a two-day workshop at Renaissance University, Indore, on 'RERA and its implementation and effectiveness' today. Shri de Sa said that the RERA Act is citizen-oriented but not against builders. He said that with this change, the builders will get more buyers from the market as demand will increase. At the same time, the buyer will be able to get his choice of house on time with his hard-earned money. Shri de Sa said that real estate is the second most important component contributing to the Indian economy. RERA Head, Shri de Sa said that for the success of the real estate sector all components connected to should follow the rules of RERA. He said that all the projects must be registered so that the benefits of the Act reach the common man. So far, 2105 projects have been registered in RERA. Authorities are determined to register the remaining incomplete projects. According to the scheme, information of unregistered project unregistered by any informer can be sent through whatsapp on mobile number 8989880123 or via mail at RERA.REWARD@gmail.com. The workshop was also addressed by RERA Judicial Member Shri Dinesh Kumar Nayak and Technical Member Shri Aniruddha Kapale. Vice Chancellor of the University, Shri Swapnil Kothari also shared his views. Law specialists in a large number including CAs, engineers, architects connected with real estate attended the workshop.



aa Shri M. Gopal Reddy posted as Additional Chief Secretary Public Relations
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 January 2019

The State government has posted Shri M. Gopal Reddy, the Administrative Member of Revenue Board, Gwalior, as Additional Chief Secretary, Public Relations Department and Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Madhyam. Shri P. Narhari, the Secretary Public Relations and Aviation Department and Commissioner Public Relations will be relieved from the charge of Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Madhyam. In another order, the State Government has posted Shri Nagendra Prasad Mishra, the Secretary, Religious Trusts and Endowment Department as Secretary, Adhyatm Department. Shri Ashish Kumar, the Deputy Secretary Culture Department and Religious Trusts and Endowment Department and Director Religious Trusts and Endowment and Chief Executive Officer Madhya Pradesh Teerth Sthan evam Mela Authority (Additional Charge) has been posted as Deputy Secretary Culture and Adhyatm Department and Director Religious Trusts and Endowment and Chief Executive Officer Teerth evam Mela Authority (Additional Charge). Shri Nagar posted as CEO Shajapur The State Government has posted State Protocol Officer Shri Kamal Chandra Nagar as Chief Executive Officer, Zila Panchayat, Shajapur. In this series, the CEO Zila Panchayat, Shajapur Smt. Vandana Sharma has been posted as Additional Collector, District Bhopal.



aa Tourism Minister presents First Privilege Member Card to CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 January 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath was met by the Minister for Tourism Shri Surendra Singh Baghel at Mantralaya today. Shri Baghel presented First Privilege Member Card of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation to the Chief Minister. The Tourism Minister informed that initiative of Privilege Member Card has been taken to encourage night halt in hotels of the corporation and to establish brand of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. Moreover, Shri Baghel informed that this card will be given to all those guests of Madhya Pradesh Tourism, who will stay five or more times at the properties of the corporation. Special concession in charges will be given to Privilege Member Card holder by the Tourism Corporation.



aa Government and Journalist relationship is indestructible -PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 January 2019

The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma said that efforts will be made to solve problems of women journalists by identifying them. Shri Sharma was addressing the programme of the State Press Club. He further mentioned that government and journalist’s relationship is indestructible. All possible efforts will be made to remove difficulties being faced by the journalists during work. All the things said in the manifesto for the welfare of journalists will be fulfilled by the state government. He mentioned that he will not make any announcement and promises made in the manifesto will be fulfilled. Moreover, Shri P.C. Sharma asserted that the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath begun his work with inauguration of Indigo Flight Service. Success has been achieved in linking Madhya Pradesh with parts of the country. Works for people’s welfare are being undertaken with commitment under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. PR Minister Shri Sharma also extended New Year’s greetings to the journalists. The President of the Madhya Pradesh State Press Club Shri Praveen Khariwal, other Office Bearers and Journalists in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Tourism Minister Shri Baghel reviews departmental activities
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 January 2019

Minister for Tourism and Narmada Valley Development Shri Surendra Singh Baghel reviewed activities being carried out through digital marketing and social media platforms for wide publicity by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism. Shri Baghel hoped that activities should be carried out keeping in view competition, new vision and profitable business in tourism sector. It was informed through presentation that publicity of Madhya Pradesh Tourism is also being conducted at global level. Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram and videos are being utilized thoroughly in this connection. There are over 11 lakh 49 followers on facebook and over 51 thousand 686 on instagram. The ‘M.P. In My Basket List’ contest of Madhya Pradesh Tourism has also received good response from the people. T.V.Cs of Madhya Pradesh Tourism have become most popular and have been conferred with awards. Principal Secretary Tourism Shri Hariranjan Rao, Managing Director of Tourism Corporation Shri T.Illaya Raja, Additional Managing Director of Tourism Board Smt. Bhavna Valimbe and other officers were present at the meeting. A presentation on Digital Marketing was given by Crayons. Deliberations on programme to be organized on Narmada Jayanti in Maheshwar were also made during the meeting.



aa Teachers are ideals of students: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2019

Addressing teachers and students at the Government Kamla Nehru Higher Secondary School in TT Nagar during a book distribution programme, Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that I have been a teacher, therefore I understand the importance of education, of teachers and of books, so I have been repeatedly insisting everyone that it is necessary to get girls educated. If girls are educated, they will become self-reliant, will be good mothers and will also contribute in the development of the country. The Governor said that the children undergo 80 percent of mental development up to 9 years and the remaining 20 percent development continues in the following years. The primary teacher always remains in the memory of children. She is also their ideal. The primary teacher should always be conscious about this while teaching children. She also said that the teacher must have the knowledge of the environment of the children along with their physical-mental and financial condition, only then will they be able to understand their problems and focus on their all-round development and solve their problems. Smt. Patel told the teachers that to teach, one must first study hence, the teachers must read other interesting and general knowledge books apart from their subject so that they are in a position to teach children better. She told the Principal of the School to get the haemoglobin tests of the girls conducted and ensure proper treatment of girls diagnosed with anaemia. The Governor distributed painting books and colours to the students of Class I to IV. Distributing entertainment books to the girls of Class 9 and 10 she said that next year, she would reward the girls who read maximum number of books in a year. She reviewed the music room, painting room and science labs in the school on the occasion. She gave gifts to two students who were celebrating their birthday the same day in school and blessed them. Referring to the Padhe Bhopal programme organized on October 9 in Bhopal she said all teachers and students must read at least two good books in a week which helps in proper mental development. The students of the school presented Saraswati Vandana and the welcome song during the programme. The students read out the daily Panchang, thought for the day and main newspaper headlines for the day under their routine programme before classes begin.



aa Enquiry to be conducted into cases registered against Journalists-PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment, Shri P.C. Sharma at Satyanarayan Tiwari Samman Samaroh said that enquiry will be conducted into cases registered against journalists and action will be taken against culprits. Minister Shri Sharma mentioned that journalists will be able to do work with ease after the implementation of Journalist Protection Act. He further asserted that journalists also do struggle like trade unions for every section of the society. He also gave assurance to render help to employees, who were absent during the trade union movement. Shri Sharma mentioned that if problems of employees, who were absent during the trade union movement brought to his notice than it will be redressed too. Under the Satyanarayan Tiwari Samman 2019, Editor in Chief and Channel Head D.N.N., Digiana Group, Dr. Rakesh Pathak was honoured with Life Time Achievement Award. Similarly, Senior Journalist Shri Ajay Tripathi was honoured with Satyanarayan Tiwari Sampadak Samman and Special Correspondent Shri Dharmendra Singh Bhadoriya with Satyanarayan Tiwari Samman (Inter-state). Sushri Vandana Shroti, Shri Vaibhav Shridhar of Dainik Nav-Duniya, Shri Praveen Savarkar and Shri Arpan Khare were honoured with Satyanarayan Tiwari Samman (Madhya Pradesh).



aa Minister Dr.Vijaylaxmi Sadho assumes charge
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2019

Minister for Culture, Medical Education and Ayush Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho assumed charged at Mantralaya today. Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education Shri R.S. Julaniya, Additional Chief Secretary Ayush Smt. Shikha Dubey, Principal Secretary Medical Education Shri Shivshekhar Shukla and Culture Secretary Smt. Renu Tiwari were present on the occasion. Dr. Sadho said that there Madhya Pradesh has not only one culture like other states but it is a cluster of various cultures. She mentioned that efforts will be made on priority for conservation of all the cultures in its natural form in better manner. She further mentioned that after every 40 kilometer language and culture change in Madhya Pradesh. Not only one culture but all the cultures like Bundelkhand, Baghelkhand, Nimari, Mahakoushal, Malwa etc. will be accommodated. Reviews departmental activities too Immediately after assuming the charge, Dr. Sadho reviewed activities of all the three departments during the introductory meeting. She told all the Heads of the Departments to make efforts to fulfill promises of the manifesto at the earliest.



aa Sportsmanship will keep you move ahead constantly
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2019

Sportsmanship is such an important aspect that takes people on the path of progress. This was said by the Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment Shri P.C. Sharma at the concluding ceremony of the 64th National School Games Competition today. Only two things, winning and learning are important in sports, he added. Lauding the dance performance presented by the girls of the Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Shri Sharma said that recital of Vande Matram helps in remembering Freedom Struggle. Several brave sons of the country have sacrificed their lives while reciting Vande Matram during the freedom struggle. He congratulated all the winners and extended good wishes in advance to the players for the 65th School Games Competition. Madhya Pradesh bagged first position in Girls Age Group 14 and 17 years and Boys Age Group 17 years in Hupkwondo. Second position in Hupkwondo Boys Age Group 14 years secured by Madhya Pradesh, whereas first position was secured by Delhi. Under the boxing competition of Girls Age Group 19, Haryana won the first position followed by Maharashtra on second position. Under the boys category Madhya Pradesh bagged second position and Haryana first. As many as 778 players of 28 States and Union Territories took part in Boxing and Hupkwondo competition. Those who present on the occasion include President of Bhopal Municipal Corporation Shri Surjit Singh Chouhan, Shri Ishwar Singh Chouhan, Director of Public Instructions Shri Gautam Singh, Vice Chancellor of C.V. Raman University Shri Amitabh Saxena, Vice President School Games Federation of India Shri Alok Khare, other Officers, Players and Coaches.



aa Literature always pave way to progress-PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2019

Inaugurating a 5 day Pustak Utsav at Hindi Bhavan, the Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Science and Technology, Aviation, Religious Trusts and Endowment Shri P.C. Sharma said that literature always guide people to move on the path of progress. Expressing concern over disinterest of people in reading, he mentioned that literature must be read. He also expressed worry about declining availability of good literature books in the market. Shri Sharma was addressing the Inaugural Programme of the 5 Day Pustak Utsav at Hindi Bhavan today. Shri Sharma appreciated works being carried out by Kadambini Shiksha evam Samaj Seva Samiti and New Lakshya Sanstha for students and litterateurs since the last 10 years. He also honoured winners of Pithora painting and Urdu competition by presenting them appreciation letters and mementos.



aa Labourers are capital of Industrial Organisation- Labour Minister Shri Sisodiya
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2019

Minister for Labour Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodiya said that constant reforms are needed in Industrial Safety Techniques and Management. Organisations are required to monitor it from time to time. Shri Sisodiya was addressing the National Award Distribution Programme 2017-18 of M.P. Chapter of National Safety Council. Shri Sisodiya mentioned that labourers are capital of any Industrial Organisation. Management is responsible for their safety. He stressed on need for continuous efforts for the safety of labourers. The Vice Chairman of the National Safety Council Shri S.N. Daga said that Industrial safety is important for Industrial Safety Management. Three awards were distributed in the programme. The National Fertliser (GAIL) was honoured with Platinum Award, whereas Cipla Co. Pvt. Ltd. and Bharat Petroleum honoured with Gold and Silver Awards respectively. The Former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Goaur was the special guest on the occasion



aa Artisans will not be forced to migrate
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2019

Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Village Industries and Cottage Industry, Shri Harsh Yadav, took charge in Room 216-B of Vallabh Bhavan 2 this morning. Shri Yadav held a discussion with the departmental officials and sought information about departmental activities. Shri Yadav also took charge today in his room at the Vidhan Sabha Bhavan. Minister Shri Yadav said that he will make efforts to get direct assistance for the artisans. State government will provide assistance to the cottage industries and apart from providing assistance through various schemes for their small and cottage industries, they will be given more opportunities for craft development to strengthen them financially so that they do not have to migrate from their villages in search of jobs for more income. Minister Shri Yadav said that efforts will be made to enhance renewable energy in villages and there will be serious efforts towards providing cheap, accessible electricity. Principal Secretary New and Renewable Energy Shri Manu Shrivastav and Commissioner Handicrafts Shri Neeraj Dubey were present on the occasion.



aa Smt. Renu Tiwari given charge of Vice-Chancellor of Buddha University
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2019

Chancellor and Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has entrusted the charge of the post of Vice Chancellor of Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, Raisen district, to Culture Secretary, Madhya Pradesh Smt. Renu Tiwari, with immediate effect till the next order. It may be noted that the Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Culture, Shri Manoj Shrivastav had been appointed Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, Raisen district. Due to Shri Shrivastav’s transfer to another department, Culture Secretary Smt. Renu Tiwari has been entrusted with the charge of the post of Vice Chancellor.



aa Sanskrit schools to be opened, grant to be given for Dharmik Anushthan-PR Minister Shri P.C. Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2019

As per the requirement Sanskrit schools will be opened in the state. A provision of grant for Dharmik Anushthan (Religious Ceremonies) will be made. This was said by the Minister for Religious Trusts and Endowment and Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma during the Brahmin Vidhayak Samman Samaroh held at Manas Bhavan. Former Speaker of Vidhan Sabha Dr. Sitasaran Sharma, Former Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, MLA Tendukheda Shri Sanjay Sharma and MLA Maihar Shri Narayan Tripathi also expressed their views in the programme. Contribution of Brahmin community in social unity and harmony was underlined on the occasion. Mayor Shri Alok Sharma was also present on the occasion.



aa PR Minister Shri Sharma assumes charge
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2019

Minister forPublic Relations Shri P.C. Sharma assumed charge with rituals at his chamber in Mantralaya today. The Additional Chief Secretary Shri Manoj Shrivastava informed him about the Adhyaatm Department. Shri Sharma discussed in detail to strengthen the department. Before this, Shri P.C. Sharma paid a courtesy visit to Protem Speaker Shri Deepak Saxena and Principal Secretary of Vidhan Sabha Shri Avdhesh Pratap Singh.



aa Give new identity to Cottage and Village Industries Department through public welfare activities
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2019

Minister for Cottage and Village Industries and New Renewable Energy, Shri Harsh Yadav today sought information about the schemes and activities after an introduction with the officials at the Mantralaya. Additional Chief Secretary Cottage and Village Industries Department Smt. Salina Singh informed about the plans through a presentation. Minister Shri Yadav instructed to take prompt action on points related to the Cottage and Village Industries Department in the 2018 manifesto. He said that the poor sections should get the benefits of the institutions of the department on priority basis. Focus on proper implementation of the programmes for the development of artisans, weavers and craftsmen. Efforts should be made to get a new identity to the Cottage and Village Industries Department through the public welfare works. Shri Yadav sought information about the works of the institutions of Madhya Pradesh Khadi and Gramodyog Board, Madhya Pradesh Matikala Board, Directorate of Sericulture, Madhya Pradesh Silk Federation, etc. Commissioner Handicrafts Shri Neeraj Dubey, Managing Director Khadi Gramodyog Smt. Madhu Khare, Chief Executive Officer Matikala Board were present on the occasion.



aa Universities should take up social concerns too: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2019

Universities should take up responsibility to take up social concerns. Society must come forward to work for health of girls and to make them free from malnutrition. There should be interconnection between the universities and primary schools. This was said by the Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel at Convocation Ceremony of Devi Ahilya University of Indore today. The Minister for Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari stressed on establishment of bench of International standard at the university. The Chairman of the University Grant Commission Dr. D.P. Singh, Vice Chancellor Dr. Narendra Dhakad, Former Vice Chancellor, Members of Working Council and Prominent Citizens were present during the ceremony. Study, Examination and Results are must on time The Governor Smt. Patel mentioned that it is must for the universities to conduct studies, examination and declare results at the specific time. She further mentioned that there should be interconnection between the universities and primary schools. Children of primary schools should be taken on tour of universities so that interest for higher education could be developed in them. Smt. Patel called on the Ph. D. recipients to present their research before the society. She also dedicated Online Examination Result System of the University. Bench of International Standard should be established in Indore- H.E. Minister Shri Patwari The Minister for Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari said that a Bench of International standard should be established at the University. The Higher Education Department will take initiative in this regard. Reminiscing his student life, Shri Patwari said that he had participated in many movement in this campus itself. He has been showered with love and even received scolding from teachers at this place. Shri Patwari further said that education, which teaches good behavior without any grudge is need of the time. Not only personality but education plays an important role in refining family and society. He asserted that we all have to make efforts to ensure that students from various countries should come to pursue studies in the university. The special guest of the Convocation ceremony and Chairman of the University Grant Commission Dr. D.P. Singh said that universities should become center of seedling of new thoughts and perceptions. Intellectual discussions should always take place in the university. He appreciated the resolution of the university to take it to the global platform of the higher education. The Vice Chancellor of the University Dr. Narendra Dhakad gave convocation discourse and administered oath to the students. ‘Research Journal’ edited by Prof. Gyanprakash was released by the guests during the programme.



aa Universities should take up social concerns too: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 January 2019

Universities should take up responsibility to take up social concerns. Society must come forward to work for health of girls and to make them free from malnutrition. There should be interconnection between the universities and primary schools. This was said by the Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel at Convocation Ceremony of Devi Ahilya University of Indore today. The Minister for Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari stressed on establishment of bench of International standard at the university. The Chairman of the University Grant Commission Dr. D.P. Singh, Vice Chancellor Dr. Narendra Dhakad, Former Vice Chancellor, Members of Working Council and Prominent Citizens were present during the ceremony. Study, Examination and Results are must on time The Governor Smt. Patel mentioned that it is must for the universities to conduct studies, examination and declare results at the specific time. She further mentioned that there should be interconnection between the universities and primary schools. Children of primary schools should be taken on tour of universities so that interest for higher education could be developed in them. Smt. Patel called on the Ph. D. recipients to present their research before the society. She also dedicated Online Examination Result System of the University. Bench of International Standard should be established in Indore- H.E. Minister Shri Patwari The Minister for Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari said that a Bench of International standard should be established at the University. The Higher Education Department will take initiative in this regard. Reminiscing his student life, Shri Patwari said that he had participated in many movement in this campus itself. He has been showered with love and even received scolding from teachers at this place. Shri Patwari further said that education, which teaches good behavior without any grudge is need of the time. Not only personality but education plays an important role in refining family and society. He asserted that we all have to make efforts to ensure that students from various countries should come to pursue studies in the university. The special guest of the Convocation ceremony and Chairman of the University Grant Commission Dr. D.P. Singh said that universities should become center of seedling of new thoughts and perceptions. Intellectual discussions should always take place in the university. He appreciated the resolution of the university to take it to the global platform of the higher education. The Vice Chancellor of the University Dr. Narendra Dhakad gave convocation discourse and administered oath to the students. ‘Research Journal’ edited by Prof. Gyanprakash was released by the guests during the programme.



aa Study, Teaching and Research in Science field needed: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 January 2019

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that there is no dearth of talent in India. Ancient India was leader in the world in the field of science and technology. But we did not get it patented because there was no such thing that time. Numbers from zero to nine were invented in India. There used to be Pushpak Viman during the ancient time in Indian Sub Continent, helicopter of modern era is sophisticated version of this viman. The Divya Drishti of Sanjay of Mahabharata was unparallel in the world. History of India is 5 thousand years old. The civilization, culture and scientific inventions are also continuing since the last 5 thousand years. This was said by the Governor Smt. Patel at the inaugural function of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan Shvir at Modern School, Indore. Good culture in children must from womb itself The Governor Smt. Patel further mentioned that the tale of Abhimanyu in Mahabharata tells that child starts learning from womb itself. In the modern era, pregnant women must do such good works to help the child in learning good culture from womb itself. They should ensure that child could get teaching of yoga, meditation, music and science besides nutritious food in womb itself directly. Literacy is needed for pregnant mothers to give good culture to child in womb. Smt. Patel further stated that scientists of India have discovered that trees and plants also have souls. Regular Ras keeps oncirculatesin plants like blood circulation in human beings. They also get positive impact of Peace and music. Medical Education Must for Students Smt. Patel said that education while play is must for students. They should not be pressurized and should be without tension. She mentioned that there is a shortage of doctors in our country, students should be given medical education. Education of science is must for students to make them doctors and scientists. Science subject needs good amount of money and labour. Science teaches us to differentiate between good and bad besides fair and unfair. We can weigh spiritualism, culture and traditions on the scale of traditions. Dr. D.P. Singh said that there are one lakh 40 thousand members of Vigyan Bharti Sansthan in India. It was established in Bengaluru in 1981 with an objective to encourage science. Old Tradition of Science and Knowledge in India Dr. Anil Kothari while addressing students said that India has ancient tradition of inventions and science – knowledge. The World Renowned Meghnath Saha, Vikram Sarabhai, S. Chandrashekhar, C.V. Raman and others took birth in India. The convention has been organised with an objective to encourage science students, he added. Dr. Pradeep Sharma mentioned that India is one among the ancient countries. Our country is rich in science, arts, music and culture fields since ancient times. Dr. Rajeev Dixit, Shri Anil Kariya, Shri Anil Rawat, Shri SantoshPatel, Shri Anil Khare, Shri Sunil Joshi, prominent citizens and students in large number were present in the progarmme. The programme was conducted by Smt. Anupama Modi.



aa Advocate Protection Act will be brought up soon- Law & Legislative Affairs Minister- Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 January 2019

Advocate Protection Act will be brought up soon. Law-Legislative Affairs, Public Relation, Science and Technology Minister Shri P.C. Sharma was addressing of the New Year celebration programme of Advocate Association for Junior. Shri Sharma said that the government has taken the decision to waive of loan off 55 lakh farmers. Now Rs 51 thousand will be given under Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah-Nikah Yojana. He said that air services from Bhopal has been increased and new courts will be opened as per requirement. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Kamleshwar Patel said that Society of advocates should cooperate in building up a positive atmosphere in the society as well as justice to the poor. He said the advocates are the trouble shooters and their guidance will always be welcomed. Minister for Tribal Affairs & Welfare Shri Omkar Singh Markam said that suggestions of advocates will be given priority. Minister for Public Health Engineering Shri Sukhdev Panse also addressed the function.



aa PR Deptt. should utilise all means of publicity besides social-digital media
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2019

Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs Shri P.C. Sharma gathered information about departmental structure, working procedure and activities during the first meeting of the Public Relations Department at Mantralaya. Shri Sharma said that department should adopt advance means of publicity and implement departmental points of manifesto in effective manner. Minister Shri Sharma took a meeting of departmental officers at Mantralaya after assuming charge of the Public Relations Department today. He mentioned that department should act according to the intention of the government and activities of the government should be publicized effectively on social-digital media including all the means of publicity. Shri Sharma told that timing of Soochna Kendra (Library) situated at G.T.B. Complex, New Market should be increased. The Commissioner and Secretary of Public Relations Shri P. Narhari informed about the departmental activities and structure in detail through presentation. He asserted that work on all the points of manifesto related to the department has already been started and proposals in this regard will be presented soon. In the morning , upon reaching his chamber situated at Mantralaya, Minister Shri Sharma was accorded warm welcome with bouquet by the Secretary and Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari and other officers. Shri Sharma also received introduction from the officers.



aa Urban school children to enjoy free jungle trip
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2019

Forest Minister Shri Umang Singhar has instructed the Eco Tourism Board to take urban children on a free tour around the state’s Tiger Reserves, National Parks and sanctuaries too under the Anubhuti programme. Shri Singhar said that initially choose one school each of Indore and Bhopal. He told to prepare further strategy based on this experience. Shri Singhar said this during the review of Anubhuti programme released for the rural children recently. Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri K.K. Singh was also present. The Chief Executive Officer of the Board, Shri S. S. Rajput said that the Anubhuti programme is being conducted in the state from December 15, 2018 to January 15, 2019. Various activities are being undertaken to make children of government schools residing near the National Park, Tiger Reserves and sanctuaries sensitive towards forests, wildlife and the environment. In the camp which starts in the morning, apart from food arrangements for the children, they are taken on bird-wildlife watching, tour of natural surroundings and debates, cultural and other competitions are organized. This helps enhance awareness and sensitivity of children towards forests and wildlife. This year around 56thousand children are taking part in the Anubhuti programme in which disabled children are also included. Forest Minister Shri Singhar reviewed adventure sports, forestry activities, jobs to local persons in eco tourism, increasing basic facilities for tourists and activities in various eco tourism spots in the state. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Shri U. Prakasham, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Shri Alok Kumar, Shri Dilip Kumar and Shri Pushkar Singh were also present during the meeting.



aa Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma assumes charge
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2019

Public Works and Environment Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma today took charge of his department at the Mantralaya. After taking charge Shri Verma said that roads in rural areas will be improved. Priority will be given to the work of fly-overs’ construction in cities to facilitate traffic. Urban roads will be upgraded. Shri Verma said that help of financial institutions will also be taken in the construction of roads. Information of the plan of the central government to make the routes toll-free will be taken. He said that the roads of Madhya Pradesh should be made in such a way that they become models in the country. Parking arrangements in the cities will be streamlined. Efforts will be made so that construction works are completed in the stipulated time period. Shri Verma said that the widening of Kolar Road in Bhopal will be reviewed. Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Mohammed Suleiman, Principal Secretary Environment Shri Anupam Rajan and other officers were present on the occasion. Officers must keep an eye on quality of works After assuming charge Shri Verma reviewed the departmental schemes in a meeting with the officials of the Public Works Department. He said that efforts will be made so that the roads of Madhya Pradesh are identified as model roads on the national level. He told officials to complete construction works of the department on time. He told the departmental officers to focus on the quality of the works. It was informed at the meeting that this year the PIU has made a programme for construction of 980 buildings at a cost of Rs 3100 crores. In addition to this, construction work of 2000-bed hospital at Hamidia Hospital premises is also in progress. It was informed in the meeting that in the first phase under the Bharat Mala Yojana of the central government, approval in principle has been given for the construction of National Highway of about 6000 km long recommended by the state government. In the same scheme, the central government has given approval in principle for the construction of Bhopal-Indore 6-lane expressway and Bhopal Bypass. The Centre’s Express-way road costing Rs.4000 crores will reduce the distance between Indore and Bhopal by about two hours. It was informed that the total length covering National Highway, state, main district roads and roads in rural areas is more than 70 thousand kilometers. A fully-equipped 16-storeyed building for housing facility of government officials in Bhopal has also been proposed



aa Instead of table work and statistics, show work on ground
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2019

Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fishermen’s Welfare and Fisheries Development, Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav during a departmental review meeting said that officers should not show only table work and statistics but show work on ground. After assuming the charge at Mantralaya today, Shri Yadav reviewed activities of Animal Husbandry Department and Fisheries Federation. Minister Shri Yadav told to ensure pointwise action on the issues included in the manifesto related to Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department. He said that there is a provision for making gaushala in the manifesto so that stray cattle are not seen wandering on the roads. Instructions were given to identify land for the gaushalas. He said that to start gaushalas in panchayats, this work should be done with the highest priority. Shri Yadav instructed to make better services available to the cattle rearers in veterinary hospitals. He said that during the tour of the area, he has received complaints and in many places there have been issues like absence of doctors in veterinary hospitals . He instructed the Director Veterinary Service to ensure that all the veterinary hospitals remain open during the prescribed period and presence of staff and doctors posted in the hospital. Treatment of cattle should be ensured. Shri Yadav said that there should be no callousness and negligence in the implementation of the schemes. ACS Shri Manoj Shrivastava gave the presentation of several schemes including the gaushala, cow-sanctuary, Vidyasagar gau-samvardhan, Nandi-Shala, Advance Cattle Reproduction Programme and Fisheries Incentive Scheme of the Animal Husbandry Department. Dugdha Sangh also gave a presentation. Minister Shri Yadav also reached the Fisheries Federation office today. He took a departmental review meeting at the Federation and inspected the hatchery located in the premises. The Minister said that there is wide scope in the field of fisheries development. He told to transform this scope into reality. Principal Secretary Fisheries Development Shri Ashwini Rai gave a presentation of departmental schemes and programmes.



aa Welfare of common people is topmost priority
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2019

Minister for General Administration, Parliamentary Affairs and Cooperative Dr. Govind Singh assumed charge of departments at Mantralaya today. After receiving introduction from the Senior Officers of the departments he gathered information about departmental activities during the discussions. Minister Dr. Govind Singh said that common people's welfare is the topmost priority of the government. Laws and rules have also been made for the common citizens. The government will play an active role to ensure justice to the poor of the society. The vision of the Chief Minister is clear in this regard. Decision to merge Anand and Religious Endowment department is also a symbol of government's commitment. It is important that all should get respect on the principle of Sarvadharm Sambhav (Religious Harmony). Corruption will not be tolerated at any level. Necessary reforms will be made in cooperative sector. Along with this attention will be paid to follow best parliamentary traditions. Dr. Singh deliberated with the officers of General Administration, Parliamentary Affairs and Cooperative Department related to ongoing works. The Officers present at the meeting include ACS General Administration Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Cooperative Shri K.C. Gupta, Additional Secretary Parliamentary Affairs Shri Rajesh Gupta and Director of Sansadiya Vidyapeeth Smt. Pratima Yadav. At the beginning Officers congratulated Minister Dr. Govind Singh and extended good wishes to him. Welcome accorded by Employees’ Representatives Minister Dr. Govind Singh was also accorded welcome with bouquet by various representatives of employees on this occasion. Dr. Singh also held discussions today with Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare and Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari and Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnwal. He informed that he is convening separate meetings of the departments shortly.



aa Now Vande Mataram song in a new form
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2019

The state government has made arrangements for the Vande Mataram singing programme in Bhopal in a new form. In the new system, the Police band will start at 10.45 am from the Shaurya Smarak, to Vallabh Bhavan playing different patriotic songs. The general public can also accompany the Police band. Once the band and the public reach the Vallabh Bhavan, the national anthem 'Jana-Gan-Mana' and the national-song 'Vande-Mataram' will be sung. The new Vande Mataram singing programme will be organized on the first working day of every month only. The members of the State Council of Ministers will take part in the programme turnwise. The programme has been made attractive in the new form and the common people will be encouraged to join. With the participation of the masses, the Vande Mataran singing programme will be one of Bhopal's points of attraction. It is to be noted that earlier the 'Vande Mataram' singing programme was organized by the General Administration Department of the state government only with the participation of government officials / employees on the first working day of every month. Now the participation of the Police band and the general public has also been ensured in the programme.



aa Fear in criminals and sensitiveness towards people is must
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2019

Minister for Home and Jail Shri Bala Bachchan gave instructions to bring tightness in the police arrangements. He said that fear in criminals and sensitiveness towards people is must in police force. Shri Bachchan was holding a meeting of Senior Police Officers at Police Headquarters today. Shri Bachchan further mentioned that shortage of resources will be removed. Make efforts to reduce crimes. Register FIR immediately in serious crimes. He said that advance technique should be used in policing. Shri Bachchan mentioned police force should render best services to make Madhya Pradesh an Ideal State from the point of view of law and order. Expressing concern over increasing number of road accidents, Shri Bachchan said that area wise statistics should be presented. Lack of literacy and awareness may be a reason for road accidents. We have to work on it. He further stated that there is a need to make police stations result oriented. The Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla informed about the activities of the Police Force. All the Senior Police Officers gave introduction at the beginning of the meeting. Discussions on internal security, communal violence, farmers’ agitation, mob-lynching, promotion, crime against women, cyber crime Dial-100, safe city and budget took place in the meeting.



aa Sports Minister Shri Jeetu Patwari conducts surprise inspection of T. T. Nagar Stadium
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2019

Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Jeetu Patwari conducted surprise inspection of T.T. Nagar Stadium today morning. He reached stadium without any prior intimation. Shri Patwari visited hostels and various academies situated in the stadium and gathered information about facilities from the players. Expressing unhappiness over the arrangement of sanitation in boys’ hostel, Shri Patwari directed sanitation supervisor to make the arrangements in order within 15 days. He also gave instructions to invite tenders again for sanitation arrangements. While meeting female players in hostel, he obtained information about their diet plan, lodging arrangements and training. Moreover, Shri Patwari gave instructions to prepare a proposal for the post of hostel warden for approval. On getting information from approximately 400 players residing in hostels about the insufficient numbers of washing machines being used to wash bed sheets and pillow covers along with clothes of these players, he gave instructions to increase numbers of machines and workers. The Director Sports and Youth Welfare Dr. S.L. Thousan was present on the occasion.



aa Give report of Gammon Project
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2019

Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jayvardhan Singh has asked to give report of Gammon India project and prepare a residential plan at the Nagar Panchayat level. He has also issued instructions to make roads being constructed under master plan under the T.D.R. (Transferable Development Right) policy. Shri Singh said that the responsibility of fulfilling the dreams of the common people is on the Housing Board. Therefore, pay special attention to the quality of construction, do not make any compromise in it. Shri Singh was reviewing the work of Madhya Pradesh Housing Construction and Infrastructure Development Board and the Capital Project Administration at the Mantralaya today. Minister Shri Jayvardhan Singh said that he should be apprised about the entire status in connection with the delay in the Gammon project. He said that he will see the whole presentation in this regard. He told to make housing schemes in cities as well as in the towns, so that the income of the Board increased. The Housing Minister said that the Housing Board should also move ahead in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. In this connection, he told to prepare the proposal on which a discussion will be held with the Chief Minister and efforts will be made to connect the Board with it. Shri Singh laid stress on the need for more work in the field of infrastructure by the Board. Information about the reconstruction of old colonies of the Housing Board was given at the meeting. Shri Singh also reviewed the works of the Capital Project Administration. He told to prepare Transferable Development Rights policy to give pace to the roads constructed under the master plan. So that the work can be completed soon and the traffic of the cities could be made easy. The Housing Minister also called for coordination between the agencies engaged in road construction in urban areas. Principal Secretary of Urban Development and Housing Shri Pramod Agarwal, Housing Board Commissioner Shri Ravindra Singh and Shri Jawahar Singh of the Capital Project Administration were present in the meeting.



aa Complete all works of Smart City including Smart Road soon
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2019

Reviewing Smart City Project, the Minister for Law and Legislative Affairs Shri P.C. Sharma gave instructions to complete work of Smart Road from Hindi Bhavan to Depot Chouraha by the month of February. He said that all the works of Smart City should be speeded up. Moreover, Shri Sharma gave instructions to pay special attention on sufficient water supply, convenient urban mobility, affordable housing for poor, I.T. connectivity, e-governance, environment, health and education according to the main infrastructure of the city. He mentioned that sensors, which inform about fire location should be installed in vehicles of the fire brigade to help fire brigade personnel to reach the place immediately to extinguish fire. Shri P.C. Sharma stated that provision to provide electricity in all the slums of the city should be made in the Smart City Project. He said that camera arrangements should be made at all the busy roads of Bhopal under the Smart City Project and instructed that this plan should be made in the project in order to help in controlling traffic management. Shri Sharma further mentioned that he will inspect works of Smart City Project soon. District Collector Bhopal Shri Sudam Khade, Commissioner Municipal Corporation of Bhopal Shri B. Vijay Dutta, Officers of Smart City Project, Corporators Sarvashri Guddu Chouhan, Monu Saxena, Smt. Santosh Kansana and Amit Sharma were present in the meeting.



aa Woman is Dhuri of family, thats why it is necessary for her to stay healthy
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2019

Inaugurating 'Healthy Woman: Healthy State' programme in Sarojani Naidu Governor Girls College, Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that woman is dhuri (Pivot) of her family. That's why it is necessary for her to stay healthy. She said that I discussed this with doctors after arriving in Madhya Pradesh. The Ayurvigyan Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur was asked to conduct hemoglobin test of all girl students of colleges. She said that I am happy to know that 313 colleges affiliated with this university are executing the task. Vice Chancellor of Madhya Pradesh Ayurvigyan Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, Shri R.C. Sharma said that the campaign was launched on August 15, 2018. So far, hemoglobin test of 93000 students have been carried out. The target has been set to conduct hemoglobin test of 2.5 lakh students. The Vice Chancellor informed students that only hemoglobin test reveals deficiency of element. He said that so far hemoglobin test of girl students of colleges of 26 districts have been conducted. The highest rate of anemic students is found in Seoni district. He said that such camps will be held in all districts. The Governor inaugurated gym for the students in college campus. In the hemoglobin test camp, girl students in the big number were seen waiting for their turn for the test thanks to motivation by the Governor.



aa Governor administers oath of Protem Speaker to MLA Shri Saxena
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2019

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel administered oath of Protem Speaker to the Member of Legislative Assembly Shri Deepak Saxena. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath was present on this occasion. The programme was conducted by the Principal Secretary of Vidhan Sabha. Those who present on the occasion include Minister for Bhopal Gas Tragedy and Relief Shri Arif Aqueel, Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh, Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Imarti Devi, Minister for Law and Legal Affairs Shri P.C. Sharma, Minister for Narmada Valley Development and Tourism Shri Surendra Singh Baghel and Minister for Forest Shri Umang Singhar along with Senior Officers of Police and Administration.



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath releases Government Calendar 2019
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath released Government Calendar for the year 2019 at Mantralaya today. The calendar has been prepared on the subject matter Hastshilp and Hunar. The Minister for Revenue Shri Govind Singh Rajput, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanti and Senior Officers were present on the occasion



aa Home and Jail Minister Shri Bala Bachchan takes charge of Ministry
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2019

The Minister for Home and Jail Shri Bala Bachchan took charge of the office on January 2, 2019 after performing Pooja-Archana at Chamber number B-304 situated on third floor of Vallabh Bhavan No. 2. He also took a meeting of departmental officers after holding discussions with media personnel. The Additional Chief Secretary Shri Vinod Semval, Principal Secretary Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla and Senior Officers of the department were present at the meeting.



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath extends New Year greetings to workers
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 January 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath today extended new year greetings to party workers at his residence in Chhindwara. The Chief Minister also listened to the grievances of the workers and assured to take proper action in connection with their redressal.





aa Sports unit will be set up at Panchayat level
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 January 2019

After taking charge at the Mantralaya today, Sports and Youth Welfare and Higher Education Minister Shri Jitu Patwari told the officials that Madhya Pradesh has to be brought on the first step in the country in the field of sports. He said that our goal is to change the general negative family mentality towards sports into positive. Reviewing the department, Higher Education Minister Shri Patwari got introduced to the departmental officers. He told the officials that the standard of higher education in state is based on the traditional structure. We will add on modern system to it so as to prepare children for the betterment of the country. Shri Patwari said that it is our responsibility to fulfill the expectations that are expected from a welfare government. Principal Secretary Higher Education Shri Neeraj Mandloi, Secretary Shri Ajit Kumar and departmental officers were present on the occasion.



aa Conducting free and fair elections is our goal
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 January 2019

Shri Basant Pratap Singh has assumed the charge of State Election Commissioner. Shri Singh retired from the post of Chief Secretary on December 31, 2018. In a discussion with the officers in the Commission, Shri Singh said that his goal is to conduct free and fair elections. He said that special emphasis will be given on training. He acquainted himself with the officers and employees of the Commission. Secretary of State Election Commissioner Smt. Sunita Tripathi informed about the system of working of the Commission to the State Election Commissioner. Information about the Commission’s activities were given through a film and power point presentation. Other officers-employees were also present.



aa Manual of all departments will be made: Shri Parashuram
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 January 2019

Shri R. Parashuram took charge as Director General of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Good Governance and Policy Analysis Institute today. Shri Parasuram got acquainted with the Chief Advisors and officials of the institute. He said that the models of all departments should be manual. The Institute will take effective steps in this direction. He took the information of the functioning of the institute and discussed the upcoming action plan. Chief Advisor Shri M. M. Upadhyaya and Shri Mangesh Tyagi were also present.



aa Chief Secretary Shri Mohanty takes charge
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 January 2019

Newly-appointed Chief Secretary, Shri Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty took charge at the Mantralaya on January 1, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. After joining duty, Shri Mohanty observed the new Annexe building number-2. He also took part in a discussion with the media after taking charge. Among those who congratulated Shri Mohanty and extended their best wishes are Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Department Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Vinod Semwal, Additional Chief Secretary Cottage and Gramodyog Smt. Salina Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Animal Husbandry Shri Manoj Shrivastava along with other officers-employees.



aa Departments allotted to ministers
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 December 2018

The state government has issued orders regarding allocation of departments to the Council of Ministers. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will have the Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion Department, Public Relations Department, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Civil Aviation, Department of Public Service Management, Non Resident Indian Department, Technical Education, Skill Development and Employment Department and other departments who are not allotted to anyone. Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho has been entrusted with the responsibility of the Department of Culture, Medical Education and Ayush Department. The Public Works and Environment Department has been allocated to Shri Sajjan Singh Verma. Shri Hukum Singh Karada will take care of the Water Resources Department. Dr. Govind Singh has been entrusted with the responsibility of Cooperatives Department and Parliamentary Affairs Department. Shri Bala Bachhan has been entrusted with the Home and Jail Department. He will be affiliated with the Chief Minister also.
Shri Arif Aqueel has been allotted Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Department, Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Department, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Department. Shri Brijendra Singh Rathore has been given the Commercial Tax Department. Shri Pradeep Jaiswal has been allotted the Mineral Resources Department. Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav will take care of Animal Husbandry, Fishermen Welfare and Fisheries Development Department. Shri Tulsi Silavat has been made Public Health and Family Welfare Minister. Shri Govind Singh Rajput will take charge of Revenue and Transport Department. Smt. Imarti Devi has been allotted the Women and Child Development Department. Shri Omkar Singh Markam will be the Minister of Tribal Affairs Department, Denotifed, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes Welfare Department
Shri Prabhuram Chaudhri has been appointed School Education Minister. Shri Priyavrat Singh has been allotted the Energy Department. Shri Sukhdev Panse will be the Minister of Public Health Engineering Department. Shri Umang Singhar has been made the Forest Minister. Shri Harsh Yadav has been allotted Department of Cottage and Village Industries and New and Renewable Energy Department. Shri Jayavardhan Singh will be the Minister for Urban Development and Housing. Shri Jitu Patwari has been given the responsibility of Sports and Youth Welfare and Higher Education Department. Shri Kamleshwar Patel has been made Panchayat and Rural Development Minister. Shri Lakhan Ghangoria has been given Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Department and Scheduled Castes Welfare.
Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodiya will be the Labour Minister. Shri P.C. Sharma has been made Minister of law and Legal Affairs Department, he will also be associated with the Chief Minister. Shri Pradyumna Singh Tomar will be the Minister of Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department. Shri Sachin Subhash Yadav has been given the responsibility of Farmers Welfare and Agricultural Development Department and the Department of Horticulture and Food Processing. Shri Surendra Singh Honey Baghel has been allotted Narmada Valley Development Department and Tourism Department. Shri Tarun Bhanot has been given Finance Department and Planning Economics and Statistics Department.



aa Impact of CM Shri Nath’s discussion with Fertilizer Minister
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 December 2018

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath’s discussion with Union Fertilizer Minister has brought effective results. The Centre has increased the quota of urea to farmers in the state in this Rabi season to 2.52 lakh metric tonnes so that the urea is available to them as per their requirement. In addition availability of rake for urea transit has also increased. It may be noted that Chief Minister Shri Nath had held a direct discussion with the Union Fertilizer Minister and Union Minister of Railways in this connection. Video conference with Collectors on December 29 On the instructions of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, a video conference will be held by senior officials of the Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare and Cooperatives Department with the district collectors at the Mantralaya on December 29, 2018 at 11 am. After discussion on the accessibility of fertilizers, distribution of available urea, along with other fertilizers to the farmers, important instructions will be given at the video conference. Earlier one lakh 75 thousand metric tonnes of urea was allocated to Madhya Pradesh in the month of January. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath had held a discussion in this connection over phone with the Union Fertilizers and Chemicals Minister Shri Sadanand Gowda sometime back. In the month of January, 2 lakh 14 thousand metric tonne urea will come from plants in the country whereas 38 thousand metric tonne urea will come from the ports of the country. The Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Department had urged the Centre to supply urea from the plant so that farmers get continuous supply of urea. On this appeal of the state government, the central government has increased the supply of urea from the plants. In the month of December, 3 lakh 70 thousand metric tonne urea has been allotted to the state of which nearly 3.05 lakh metric tonne urea has already been delivered. Remaining 0.45 lakh metric tonne urea is in transit. About 10 rakes of urea are coming daily in the state since few days. Principal Secretary Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Dr. Rajesh Rajoura said that the district collectors have been instructed to ensure systematic distribution of the urea coming into the state and to keep constant vigilance over it.



aa Eligible farmers must get benefits of loan waiver easily: CM Shri Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 December 2018

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has instructed the officers to make the draft of loan waiver of farmers in such a manner that no eligible and needy farmer of the state is deprived of it. A presentation on the loan waiver of farmers was given during the meeting of the Council of Ministers held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister at the Mantralaya today by Principal Secretary Agriculture Development and Farmer Welfare Dr. Rajesh Rajoura.. After the instructions given to the officials by Chief Minister Kamal Nath, the loan waiver scheme will be approved at the Cabinet meeting to be held on January 5. More than 61 lakh 20 thousand farmers to benefit It was informed during the meeting that the farmers will get the benefit of loan waiver as on March 31, 2018. In this, expired agricultural loans up to Rs. 2 lakh will be waived. With this, 61 lakh 20 thousand farmers of the state will be benefited and Rs. 2 lakhs will be waived off out of the loan amount of about Rs. 62 thousand 294 crore. These include agricultural loans taken from nationalized, cooperative bank and RRB. To facilitate the farmers, applications can be made at the Gram Panchayat level. Scheme will be better than other states The scheme which has been prepared for the loan waiver of farmers in Madhya Pradesh, will be better than the scheme implemented in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. Loan waiver will be provided to the farmers in the state on short-term crop loan. Change in cut off date for loan waiver from March 31 to November 30 During the Cabinet meeting it was also considered to change the cut off date for loan waiver from March 31, 2018 to November 30, 2018. It was informed that loan free certificate will also be given to the beneficiary farmers on loan waiver of expiry cases. The farmers who have paid the current dues of March 31, 2018 till 30 November, were also considered for providing the per hectare honorarium. It was informed in the Cabinet meeting that the loan waiver is to be provided only on short-term crop loan. The amount to be paid by the State Government for loan waiver will be credited to farmers’ loan account through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). Seeding will be mandatory in the loan account of Aadhar card to get the benefit of the scheme. In the first phase, payment of current out standing loan of small marginal farmers and cooperative banks will be considered. Under the scheme the amount of the expired loans which has been found eligible in the scheme parameters, will be processed after one time settlement with the banks. It was informed in the meeting that the loans taken after April 1, 2007 or later, which have been declared expired on March 31, 2018, will be included in the scheme. Eligibility lists of the scheme will be presented in the Gram Sabha of the state on January 26, 2019. It was informed in the presentation that a competent empowered committee will be constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister for the agricultural loan waiver scheme. Committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary. An Implementation Committee will be constituted under the chairmanship of the Minister in charge at the district level. The loan exemption certificates and honorarium to the farmers will be distributed in public programmes.



aa New record set of maximum demand for electricity in one day
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 December 2018

A new record of maximum demand for electricity was made on December 26 in Madhya Pradesh. For the first time in history of power sector, the maximum demand for electricity in one day was recorded at 13 thousand 740 mega watt. There has been no electricity disruption anywhere in the state. The maximum demand for electricity since two days is being recorded above 13 thousand 700 MW. New records of maximum demand for power were made in October, November and December this Rabi season. Last year, the maximum demand for electricity was recorded on December 28, 2017 at 12 thousand 240 MW. On October 31, in the current Rabi season, the maximum demand for electricity was recorded at 12 thousand 268 MW after this record was withdrawn. After this, in November and December, the maximum demand for electricity became a new record. The maximum demand for power in the state was recorded on December 24 at 13 thousand 640 MW, on December 25 at 13 thousand 642 MW, the maximum demand for electricity on December 26 was 13 thousand 740 MW and on December 27 also it was registered above 13 thousand 700 MW. State power companies are ready to supply more than 14 thousand MW of power demand. The maximum demand made for electricity in West Zone Power Distribution Company (Indore and Ujjain Divisions) was 5,207 MW, 4,736 MW in Central Region Distribution Company (Bhopal and Gwalior Division) and 3,797 MW in Eastern Region Power Distribution Company (Jabalpur, Sagar and Rewa Division). On December 26, when the demand for power was recorded at 13 thousand 740 MW, power was obtained from the power generating company's thermal and hydro power house, Indira Sagar-Sardar Sarovar-Omkareshwar hydropower project, NTPC (Central Sector), Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, IPP, power banking and other sources.



aa No Ban, No Protests, Says Madhya Pradesh Congress On Manmohan Singh Film
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 December 2018

The ruling Congress in Madhya Pradesh have denied banning "The Accidental Prime Minister," a biopic on former prime minister Manmohan Singh, which many believe gives a dim view of the Congress led by the Gandhis. As one leader called for a ban and even wrote to the filmmakers, the Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson said there was no ban or any demand for it either. "The film is so lowdown that we don't even want to discuss it. We don't want to give any unnecessary publicity to this film by protesting it," said Congress' media in-charge Narendra Saluja. Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala also tweeted a denial, accused the BJP of spreading "fake propaganda". "This is incorrect. M.P Govt has taken no such decision," Mr Surjewala tweeted. The clarifications followed a Congress leader aggressively declaring that the film would not be allowed in Madhya Pradesh, which recently witnessed a regime change after 15 years with the Congress taking over from the BJP. Kamal Nath took over as chief minister of the new Congress government last week. "I have written a letter to the director, we strongly object to the name and what was shown in the trailer. We want to see the film before it is released or else, we won't allow its screening in the state," said Syed Zafar of the Madhya Pradesh Congress. "Manmohan Singh is an intellectual leader. Using words like "accidental" prime minister is very wrong and we will not allow such a film," he warned. Political sparring as broken out since the trailer of the Anupam Kher starrer was launched yesterday. The film shows Manmohan Singh dealing with pressures from the Congress leadership - Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi - and even offering to resign. The BJP tweeted the trailer and also called it a "riveting tale". The Congress has accused the BJP of trying to capitalize on the film at a time the country is preparing for the national election due by May. In Maharashtra, a Congress youth leader has written to the makers of the film that there should be a special screening in which the party can assess accuracy and whether the attempt is to target the Congress in the election season



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath presents letter of Citation to CS Shri Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 December 2018

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath presented letter of Citation to Chief Secretary, Shri Basant Pratap Singh on behalf of the Council of Ministers today. Along with Shri Singh’s glorious tenure, he was particularly appreciated for his active participation in areas such as continuous and inclusive development, revenue department reforms, administration, law and order, disaster management and climate Conservation. The Council of Ministers also wished for Shri Singh's long and peaceful life. The letter of citation was presented to Shri Singh prior to the meeting of the Council of Ministers. On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary and Secretary level officers were present along with members of the Council of Ministers. It is noteworthy that this was the last meeting of the Council of Ministers, with Shri Basant Pratap Singh as Chief Secretary. Shri Singh had assumed the charge of Chief Secretary on November 1, 2016. He is retiring on December 31, 2018



aa Neglected districts get representation
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 December 2018

Bhopal, Chief Minister Kamal Nath has taken care to maintain balance in his cabinet. The Congress has worked to give more representation to Bhopal, Betul and Raisen in order to strengthen its grip on these districts. Kamal Nath has kept in mind the 2019 Lok Sabha elections while constituting the cabinet. Currently BJP MLAs are in power from the areas where Congress has made its ministers. Many districts that were long neglected have got representation in Nath cabinet. Priyavritta Khinchi has been inducted in the cabinet and Rajgarh got representation in the cabinet for the first time after independence. Ministers have been made from Betul and Raisen after decades.Sukhdev Panse, senior party leader and elected for the second time from Multai, has also been made a minister. Betul was also a neglected district. From Bhopal, veteran party leader and former minister Arif Aqueel has been inducted. Congress has inducted two MLAs from Bhopal in the state cabinet. After a gap of 15 years, a Muslim in form of Arif Aqueel has been given place in the cabinet, while PC Sharma, a Brahmin MLA, has been made a minister to satisfy the Brahmin voters, said sources. It is likely that Aqueel will get charge of minority affairs and gas relief, while Sharma will also get an important portfolio. Since two ministers in the new cabinet are from Bhopal, Congress is likely to get benefit during the coming Lok Sabha polls. Moreover, this could be beneficial to the party in the local body elections scheduled to be held late next year. Pachouri and Digvijaya camps are considered powerful in Bhopal. Of three Bhopal seats won by Congress, two are from Digvijaya’s camp and one, Arif Masood, from Pachouri camp. Aqueel has been elected to the House for the sixth term. He was elected in 1990, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013. 70-year-old PC Sharma has been elected twice as MLA, earlier in 1988. He was the director of Pollution Control Board, a corporator and has also been the president of Bhopal Development Authority. Ensuring that caste composition of the state is adequately represented, chief minister Kamal Nath has inducted nine minister from Thakur caste, five from OBC, five from scheduled caste, four from scheduled tribe, two from brahmin community, one is a Muslim and two are women. Thirty two-year-old Jaivardhan Singh, an MLA from Raghogarh and the son of Digvijay Singh is the youngest member of the cabinet. Congress rebel Pradip Jaiswal who contested as an independent from Wara Seoni and defeated CM Shivraj Singh Chouhna’s brother-in-law Sanjay Singh Masani who had defected to Congress ahead of polls, was the lone independent MLA who is in the cabinet. None of the two MLAs from BSP and the lone MLA from SP was given any representation in the cabinet. The portfolios of the ministers would be allotted later. First cabinet meeting of the Congress government has been convened in the evening on Tuesday at PCC and NP Prajapati who has won from Gotegaon in Jabalpur has been nominated by the Congress party for the post of speaker.



aa Administrative Officers of Assam State’s Secretariat visit State Level Dial-100 Control Room
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 December 2018

Bhopal, 23 Administrative Officers of Assam State Secretariat, who are on five-day training tour in Madhya Pradesh, visited state level Police Control Room Dial-100 Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh Police on Wednesday. Assistant Superintendent of Assam Secretariat, Assistant Superintendent of Police and Senior Administrative Assistant rank officers are perceiving training in R.C. PV Naronha Administration and Managerial Academy Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal from December 24th to 29th December. Superintendent of Police dial-100 Amit Saxena informed them through presentation about the functioning of the Dial-100 service and management system. Assam’s officials visited Dial-100 Call taker Room, Dispatch Room etc. and reviewed the Dial-100 Vehicle (FRV) and inquired about the equipment being kept in it. During this visit, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Dial-100 Dharmveer Singh, Inspector Dial-100, Vijaykanth Shukla, Inspector (Radio) Operation Devender Singh Parihar, Inspector (Radio) administration Ramanand Tiwari, Inspector (Radio) Training, Aradhna Patel, and other officials were present. Dial-100 service accessed more than 62 lakh locations and helped victims Dial-100 of Madhya Pradesh Police’s Public Welfare Scheme has so far reached more than 62 lakh 44 thousand places and the police support has been provided to the victims. 1000 FRVs of Dial -100 service and 150 of dial-100 motor bikes are being functioning round the clock, which reach the victim within a few moments after getting information about the incident. Influenced by the popularity of the Dial-100 service, representatives of the country and abroad have visited dial-100 service.



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath Extends Greetings on Christmas
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 December 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has extended greetings to the people specially those of Christian community on the pious occasion of Christmas. The Chief Minister said that the birth of Jesus Christ was a Divine event on the earth. Lord Jesus enriched the humanity by his noblest teachings to observe peace, spread love, have mercy and promote harmony and brotherhood in the society. Shri Kamal Nath said that the divine messages of the Lord Jesus will remain relevant as long as humanity lives on.



aa State to get 25 thousand MT urea immediately with CM Shri Kamal Nath’s efforts
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 December 2018

The Union Ministry for Fertilizer and Chemicals has given its approval for immediate supply of 25 thousand metric tonne urea due to the efforts of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. The state government has urged the central government to available 10 urea rakes on priority to Madhya Pradesh in the next 7 days so as to ensure availability of urea to farmers of the state as per their demand. So far, about 2 lakh 15 thousand metric tonnes of urea has been supplied in the state. About 50 thousand metric tonnes of urea will reach the state. During the Rabi season, the central government has agreed to supply a total of 4 lakh 10 thousand metric tonnes of urea to the state. The Union Ministry of Chemicals and Railway Ministry has released the order today to the East and West Coast to give priority to Madhya Pradesh along with Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and West Bengal for urea supply till December 31. This order will further accelerate supply of urea from the country’s East and West Coast in Madhya Pradesh In addition, the Union Ministry is being constantly urged to allot all urea from the state’s National Fertilizer Limited, Vijaipur, Guna plant to the state itself. Earlier the state was getting 6-7 rakes daily. After Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath’s discussion with the Union Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal and the Union Chemicals Minister Shri Sadanand Gowda now the state is getting 10 to 12 rakes urea daily. DAP rake of 1226 metric tonne is also reaching Mandideep and 4048 MT in Ratlam rake point. Necessary instructions have been given to the District Collectors related to the distribution of urea and DAP to the farmers according to their demand.



aa Implementation of CM Shri Kamal Nath’s announcement begins
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 December 2018

The implementation of the announcement of increase in the amount of Kanya Vivah-Nikah Scheme from Rs 28 thousand to Rs 51 thousand rupees has been started by Chief Minister Kamal Nath. The first case of revision in the scheme came up today in Dhar district, when the Collector Shri Deepak Singh presented a check of Rs 51 thousand to hearing and speech impaired newly-wed couple under the Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana. The newly-wed couple were presented an amount of Rs one lakh under the Mukhya Mantri Nishakt Vivah Yojana. In the case, the bride belongs to the Scheduled Tribe and the groom is from the Rajput Samaj (General Category). Shri Kamal Nath had decided hike the Kanya Vivah Yojana amount from Rs 28 thousand to Rs 51 thousand soon after taking over as the Chief Minister. District Collector Shri Deepak Singh presented a cheque of Rs. one lakh under Mukhya Mantri Nishakt Vivah Yojana and Rs. 51 thousand to Shri Suresh Sisodia and Sushri Lakshmi Singar of Tirla Janpad Panchayat at a ceremony organised at the Arya Samaj Mandir under Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah and Mukhya Mantri Nishakt Vivah Yojana. The bride was given Rs 43 thousand cash and goods worth Rs 5 thousand from the Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana besides Rs 3 thousand for organising the event. A utensil set was also given to the newly-weds by Dhar-Jhabua Gramin Kshetriya Bank. After Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath’s decision to hike the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah and Mukhya Mantri Nikah Yojana amount to Rs. 51 thousand, provision has been made to provide Rs. 3 thousand per ‘Kanya’ to the authorized bodies for organizing the mass marriage programme, Rs 5 thousand for purchasing goods and getting the remaining amount of Rs 43 thousand deposited in the savings bank account of the ‘Kanya’. A provision has been made of giving Kanya Vivah assistance fund in the mass or single marriages in the marriages prevailing among tribals in adivasi regions. On the initiative of the Chief Minister, the restriction of income limit to receive the benefits of the Kanya Vivah/ Nikah assistance amount in the mass marriage programme has also been abolished.



aa Governor Smt. Patel extends greetings on Guru Nanak Jayanti
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 November 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. In her greeting message, Smt. Patel has said that Guru Nanak Dev has given a message of peace, unity and harmony in the world. Moreover, the Governor Smt. Patel said that his teaching, message and ideals are still relevant. She has prayed for the development of the state and prosperity of the people of the state on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.



aa A sequence to gift books to Governor continues
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 November 2018

A sequence to gift books to the Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel is going on continuously. Approximately 800 books have been gifted to the Governor by the guests visiting Raj Bhavan to extend best wishes on her birthday. These books will be presented to schools for children. The books based on personalities of national heroes and scholars of the country besides educational books are included in it. It is to be highlighted that the Governor had appealed to the guests visiting Raj Bhavan to meet her to present books.



aa Banks should finance projects registered in RERA only
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 November 2018

The Chairman of RERA Shri Antony DeSa has said that banks should finance projects registered in RERA only. He further mentioned that real estate projects and colonies are required to follow the rules of the RERA Act. Along with this, there is a proper professional option for finance which ensures better chances of loan recovery. A guide in this connection has also been issued by the Reserve Bank of India. Shri DeSa further stated that banks should finance these projects only on priority. He was addressing the State level meeting of Bank Officers in Bhopal today. Moreover, Shri Desa said that registration in RERA ensures guarantee to allottees for allotment of residences on time. He mentioned that loan to unregistered project is neither in the interest of people nor in the rules and is not a right professional decision. He said that unregistered projects are against the RERA Act and illegal too. Banks should avoid investment in loan cases of such projects. Shri DeSa has informed during the meeting that banks should sanction loan installment according to the site inspection in ratio of stage wise completion of project. It is necessary for builders to keep 70 percent of the amount received from the allottees in the escrow account of the project. Along with this, banks should allow them to withdraw amount only according to the completion certificate. The Lead Officer of the State Level Banking Shri Ajay Vyas has assured on behalf of the banks at the meeting that financing is being done in projects and colonies in the state according to the rules of the Reserve Bank of India and RERA Act. State Heads of all the private and government banks functional in the state and representatives of the Reserve Bank of India were present at the meeting.



aa Governor honoured with World of Record honour on her birthday
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 November 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel was honoured with the World of Record Award for opening the Raj Bhavan to the public at a function held in Raj Bhavan on her birthday. This is the second award given to the Governor by the World of Records, a London institution. The Raj Bhavan was kept open for the public from August 11 to August 16, 2018, during which around one lakh people visited the Raj Bhavan, for which Shri Santosh Shukla, President of World of Records in India, presented a certificate to the Governor. On this occasion, a short film prepared on the Raj Bhavan excursion by Raj Bhavan Press Cell was also displayed. A birthday celebration was organized by the officials and employees of Raj Bhavan on the 78th birthday of the Governor. On this occasion, Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that our great men and seers have taught us to create a sense of trust and hard work within us to be successful in our lives. Following his teachings leads to success in life with a strong desire to trust, face challenges and a strong will to do something new. This is the result of the step taken with the same spirit that the Raj Bhavan has got this world class award. The Governor asked the officers and employees to work on time and to give priority to the works of the poor and needy and behave well with them. On this occasion, the family members of the Governor, MP from Surat in Gujarat, Smt. Darshana Jardosh, MLA of Vadodara, Gujarat Smt. Manisha Arora, Bollywood film actor Shri Arjun Dwivedi, and family members of Raj Bhavan officials and employees were present. Those who wished Governor Smt. Patel on her birthday include Vice-Chancellors of state’s universities, members of Gujarat Samaj delegation and other elite citizens.



aa Deputy Election Commissioner reviews election preparations
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 November 2018

Deputy Election Commissioner of the Election Commission of India Shri Chandrabhushan Kumar and Director Shri Vikram Batra today reviewed law and order system, deployment of central security forces, communication system, expense control and preparations for polling during elections in Morena, Bhind, Datia, Shivpuri and Bhopal districts of the state. The Deputy Election Commissioner also acquired information from the general observers, police observers and expenditure observers appointed by the Election Commission. Director (Election Expenditure) of the Election Commission of India, Shri Vikram Batra, issued instructions to remain conscious and cautious for effective action and the Chief Electoral Officer of the state Shri V.L. Kanta Rao directed collectors for independent, unbiased, peaceful and smooth polling. Divisional Commissioner, Inspector General of Police, Collector and Superintendent of Police were present during the review.



aa Over 3 crore 42 lakh photo voter slips and more than 53 lakh voters guides distributed
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 November 2018

As per the directive of the Election Commission of India, photo voter slips have been distributed by the BLO (Booth Level Officers) from door –to-door to 3 crore 42 lakh 42 thousand 211 voters belonging to one crore 25 lakh families before the Vidhan Sabha Election, 2018. In addition to this 53 lakh 47 thousand 323 voter guides has been distributed. The Voters Guide was released on November 14, 2018 by the Election Commission of India. Detailed information has been given regarding how to vote and what would the approved identity records before voting in the voter guide to make voters aware so that they get a better understanding of the electoral process. The voter guide also informs the voter on the process of voting through E.V.M. VVPAT. Information about ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ near and around the polling booth has also been given in the guide. The Voter Guide informs the voter about the basic facilities available at the polling booths. Also, information about the Chief Electoral Officer's website and helpline along with other important numbers and portal has been given in the guide. The voter guide gives information on the website and portal about the procedure to search for one’s name in the voters’ list and identify one’s polling booth in order to make the voter aware



aa Governor extends greetings to people of the state on Eid-Milad-un-Nabi
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 November 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel congratulated and extended greetings to the people of the state on the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed Saheb on Eid Milad-un-Nabi. Smt. Patel has said that Prophet Hazrat Mohammad Saheb spread the message of peace, unity and brotherhood in the world. His personality, creativity and ideals are exemplary for the whole world. Governor Smt. Patel called upon the youth to follow the teachings and ideals of Hazrat Mohammad Sahib and walk on the path of peace and non-violence.



aa Election Commission of India assembly preparations through video conference
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 November 2018

Chief Election Commissioner of the Election Commission of India Shri O.P. Rawat, Election Commissioner duo, Shri Sunil Arora and Shri Ashok Lavasa from Delhi acquired information from the Central Observers appointed in the forthcoming assembly elections in 2018 about the activities prior to the voting in the state through the video conference from Delhi. The Commission has appointed 198 General Observers, 127 Expense Observers and 53 Police Observers in the state. Deputy Commissioner Shri Chandra Bhushan and Additional Director General Sushri Shefali Sharan were present during the video conference. The Election Commission took detailed information regarding photovoter slips, basic facilities at polling centers, arrangements for the disabled, law and order arrangement besides tour of sensitive areas from the point of view of law and order, deployment of central police forces, CCTV, meeting of collectors and superintendents of police of bordering districts, organizing promotional activities to make voters aware, various IT applications, registration of complaints, C-Vigil and marked copy of the voters list. . Chief Electoral Officer, Shri V.L. Kanta Rao told the Commission that basic amenities have been provided at polling booths. Plans have been prepared for the deployment of CCTV and Central Security Forces in sensitive areas. Strict action will be taken to put check on illicit liquor, a truck full of alcohol has been seized in Panna district and investigation is in progress. Telecommunication has been arranged in remote areas. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Shri Lokesh Jatav, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Shri Rajesh Kaul, Deputy-Chief Electoral Officer Shri Rakesh Kushre, Police Nodal Officer and central observers of the districts were present during the video conference.



aa Chief Secretary Office begins in Vallabh Bhavan No. 2
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 November 2018

Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh has started sitting in the newly created Vallabh Bhawan number two. On Monday, November 19, 2018, Shri Singh initiated government work in the new chamber on the fourth floor of Vallabh Bhawan North Block and met officials. On this occasion, Principal Secretary Personnel Smt,.. Rashmi Arun Shami and other officers were present.



aa Chief Election Commissioner Shri Rawat addressed various programmes
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 November 2018

Chief Election Commissioner of Election Commission of India Shri O.P. Rawat today held a meeting on complaints regarding Vidhan Sabha 2018 election with Chief Electoral Officer Shri V. L. Kanta Rao at R.C.V.P Noronha Academy of Administration, Bhopal. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Shri Sandeep Yadav, Shri Lokesh Jatav, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Shri Vikas Narwal and other officers were present in the meeting. Shri Rawat held a meeting with the Director General of Police of the state also during the meeting and took stock of the availability of security forces and law and order. The Chief Election Commissioner addressed the All India and Central Services officers of the 93rd Foundation Course regarding the Election Commission and Election Process at the Academy of Administration. Shri Rawat participated in the programme organized by Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal and addressed the youth giving information related to election



aa 4 thousand 589 weapons seized in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 November 2018

Chief Electoral Officer Shri V. L. Kanta Rao has informed that after imposition of Model Code of Conduct, prohibitory action has been taken against one lakh 64 thousand 934 persons for law and order security from October 6 to November 18, 2018. During this time 54 thousand 117non-bailable warrants have been issued. In addition, 4 thousand 589 illegal weapons have been seized and 2 lakh 61 thousand 592 weapons have been deposited in the police stations. Nearly 18 lakh 76 thousand 437 cases have been registered under property defacement out of which action has been taken in 18 lakh 21 thousand 345 cases. 13 lakh 94 thousand 459 cases of government property defacement have been registered in which action has been taken in 13 lakh 59 thousand 456 cases. Similarly, 4 lakh 81 thousand 978 cases have been registered under private property defacement in which action has been taken in 4 lakh 61 thousand 889 cases. In the same period, 13 thousand 351 cases have been registered for misuse of vehicles.



aa Chief Electoral Officer expresses grief over the demise of Shri Dabar and Sri Pargi during election duty
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 November 2018

Chief Electoral Officer Shri V.L. Kanta Rao has expressed grief over the demise of Shri Kunwar Singh Dabur and Shri Kamal Pargi in Dewas in an accident during election duty yesterday. Sub-engineer Shri Dabur and constable-710 Shri Pargi were crushed to death while on election duty at the SST checkpost near Nahar Darwaza Rajouda square in Dewas when a truck no. MP 06 HC-1782 turned over at the SST team camp checking point. Both the injured were rushed to district hospital M.G.H, Dewas immediately, where doctors declared them dead. Late Shri Dabar aged around 32, was a resident of Nawalpura village under Kasrawad police station of Khargone district while Late Shri Pargi around 35, belonged to Bhedli village under Shivgarh police station of Ratlam district. Their bodies have been sent to their ancestral villages immediately with full honour. Chief Electoral Officer Shri V. L. Kanta Rao has instructed to provide an assistance fund of Rs 10 lakh each to the families of deceased Shri Dabur and Shri Pargi. Instructions for giving immediate assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to the family members has been given to Collector Dewas.



aa “Padhe Bhopal” Programme receives World Book of Record Award
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 November 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has been honoured with the World Book of Record Award today at Raj Bhavan for “Padhe Bhopal” programme. Office Bearers of the World Book of Record Committee presented a certificate to the Governor on this occasion. Congratulating and extending best wishes to the residents of Bhopal, the Governor Smt. Patel said that works carried out with strong will power, coordination and confidence always receive success. We can achieve success in other fields too, if we keep rendering services to the nation and society in the same spirit. She further mentioned that keeping in view this success and interest among the common people; she has decided that a committee will be formed to give suggestions to promote this programme further. Moreover, Smt. Patel said that there is no lack of talents in children. There is a need to provide them an opportunity. Changes should be brought in education to make children more cultured and virtuous. On this occasion, she encouraged the School and Higher Education Department to make coordinated efforts for health and welfare of the students. The Vice President of the World Book of Record, UK, Shri Rajeev Sharma stated that the Padhe Bhopal programme was like a yagya. Citizens of Bhopal have carried out an exemplary work by holding this unique programme successfully. He further mentioned that Dr. Radha Krishnan and Swami Vivekanand used to emphasize strongly on reading books. The importance of book reading cannot be undermined. Expressing the need for making a Pustak Garden in Bhopal, he said that books should be read by transforming it into a subject of joy and interest. The President of the World Book of Record in India Shri Santosh Shukla said that one thousand copies of the book ‘Gandhi Ji ke Satya ke Prayog’ will be presented to Raj Bhavan. The Commissioner Higher Education Shri Ajeet Kumar said that efforts will be made to organize this programme at division and village level. He laid emphasis to develop a habit of book reading among the children to reduce their interest in watching television. The Commissioner School Education Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat mentioned that the Governor has taken a necessary step by organizing Padhe Bhopal programme as per the interest and desire of the children. The Vice Chancellors of the Government and Private Universities located in Bhopal, Principals of Academic Institutions, Teachers and Officers of the School and Higher Education department gave presentations at the award programme



aa Election Commission’s directives for media coverage during election
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 November 2018

Directives in connection to the media coverage have been issued by the Election Commission of India under the section 126 of the Representation of the People Act 1951 to be followed during the Vidhan Sabha Election scheduled to be held in 5 states including Madhya Pradesh. The Commission has imposed ban on telecast etc. of any issue related to the election in the constituencies on TV and other devices before 48 hours of the end of the fixed time of the election process. In case of violation, punishment of 2 years imprisonment or fine or both can be imposed. Complaints as regard to panel discussions/debate being telecasted on the TV channels and other news besides programmes based on current status during the election process are being received by the Commission in connection to the violation of the provisions of the Act. The Commission has also clarified it before that telecast/display of any subject related to election on TV etc. is banned in the assembly constituencies during the 48 hours of the end of the fixed time of the election process. The Commission has reiterated that TV/Radio Channels and cable network will not telecast/relay views of the panelists/participants of the discussions including other things during the period of 48 hours, which gives a sense of feeling that the possibility of victory of any political party or contestant is being encouraged and prejudiced or the election is being influenced. The Commission has drawn attention of all the publicity mediums towards the directives of the Press Council of India, which make press responsible to give materialistic information related to the election and contestants. Under the provisions of the election, communal and election campaign based on based on caste is banned. The Press Council of India has given instructions that press should avoid publication of such news, which create conflict among the people on the basis of religion, caste, creed, sector language. According to the Press Council of India, the press should avoid publication of indecent news and statement of criticism which impact negatively on candidate’s election on the basis of personality and behavior of candidate or candidacy or withdrawal of name. The press should not publish unverified news against the candidate/political party. Moreover, press should not accept any kind of financial or other favours to build image of any candidate/political party. The press should not accept favours or other facilities from any candidate/political party or from anyone on their behalf. It is not expected from the news papers that they will involve in gathering support in favour of any specific candidate/political party. The press should not accept and publish such advertisement in connection to any political party/ruling party, against which the payment is made from the government treasury. The press should follow the directives/orders issued from time to time by the Election Commission/Returning Officer or Chief Electoral Officer



aa Steering Committee constituted to prepare State Specific Action Plan of Water Sector
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 November 2018

A State Level Steering Committee has been constituted by the State Government to prepare a State Specific Action Plan under the National Water Mission of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. According to the order of the General Administration Department the Agriculture Production Commissioner has been nominated as Chairman and the Commissioner Command Area as Coordinator/Nodal Officer of the committee. Total 14 members have been nominated in the State Level Steering Committee including Additional Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary of the Water Resources, Forest and Rural Development Department and Principal Secretaries of Agriculture, Public Health Engineering, Public Works/Industry/Urban Administration along with the Narmada valley Development Department. The M.P. Water Pollution Department has been nominated as Member Secretary, whereas Engineer in Chief of the Water Resources Department, Chief Engineer of Bodhi Water Resources Department, Chief Engineer of the Central Water Commission and the Regional Director of the Central Ground Water Council have also been nominated as members in the committee. The State Level Steering Committee will give advice to the State Monitoring Committee in preparing a State Level Action Plan and guide the committee. In order to achieve the goals of the National Water Mission, this committee will establish coordination between the various departments and review the progress constantly.



aa Former Rajya Sabha MP Praful Kumar Maheshwari passes away
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 November 2018

Bhopal, Former Rajya Sabha lawmaker, United News of India chairman (emeritus) and Navbharat group of newspapers chief editor Praful Kumar Maheshwari died of a cardiac arrest in the Madhya Pradesh capital. He was 76. He is survived by wife Brij Maheshwari and three sons – Sandeep, Sanjeev and Sumit. Ailing for the past few days, Maheshwari was admitted to a private hospital where he breathed his last late on Thursday night. For almost four decades, Maheshwari was among UNI’s board of directors and many times served as chairman of the premier news agency. He also worked as the chief of many social organisations. His last rites will be performed at Bhadbhada Vishram ghat here at around 16:00 hrs (4 pm) today



aa Implementation of RERA Act beneficial for all sections
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 November 2018

Speaking at the National Conference in New Delhi as a special spokesperson, Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority, Shri Anthony Desa said that the successful implementation of the RERA Act is beneficial for all sections of the society. The Act has an important role in providing quality accommodation on time to the needy. This will also contribute in empowering the country's economy, while benefiting the real estate sector. Shri Desa said that it is essential to register under construction and new residential projects, under the RERA Act by running a campaign. This will make it easy to solve the problems of allottees. He said that by resolving the complaints under the Act the problems of allottees will be solved and the real estate sector will also be encouraged. Shri Desa explained the need to make the RERA Authority more powerful. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India Shri D.S. Mishra, emphasized the need to create a favorable environment in the states towards the RERA Act. He said that the RERA Authority will have to show presence in the states by reaching out to various zones so that the resident parties get the proper benefit of the provisions of the Act. The national conference was organized by the Government of India to discuss the possibility of improving and speeding up implementation of the RERA Act. The conference included representatives of the Urban Housing Ministry, the Secretary of Government of India, the Chairman of RERA Authority of the states, representatives of CREDAI and NAREDCO and representatives of the Real Estate Agent Association and the Housing Association.



aa 2 Lakh handicapped voters registered on Sugmaya Portal
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 November 2018

As per the directives issued by the Election Commission of India, ‘Ghar se Ghar Tak’ (Home to Home) facility will be provided to handicapped voters to cast their votes comfortably in the Vidhan Sabha Election-2018. Moreover, on the polling day a voting assistant will also be provided to bring handicapped voters to polling centres from home and to take them back if required. The Chief Electoral Officer Shri V.L. Kanta Rao has informed that 2 lakh handicapped voters have been registered on the Sugamya Portal till now. There are approximately 3 lakh 50 thousand handicapped voters registered in the voters list in the state. The Sugamya Web Portal and Mobila App have been prepared in the state for the convenience of handicapped voters. The handicapped voters registered on the Sugamya App can ask for necessary assistance like vehicle, polling assistant, essential material on the day of polling. Registration on this portal will facilitate them to cast votes at polling centres without standing in queue. The handicapped persons can choose any one member of their family or any other volunteer as driver. Besides this, such volunteers who wish to help handicapped persons in casting their votes can also get themselves registered on the portal. Registration of N.C.C./N.S.S./ Nehru Youth Centre/ Red Cross and other voluntary organizations can be done by the District Election Officers themselves. Persons or organizations wishing to provide assistance will not be connected to any political party and will not be engaged in any political activity. Such persons who want to participate in the public service can get their vehicles and themselves registered for providing transport facility to the handicapped persons. Moreover, such persons who want to provide material to the handicapped persons with an objective to assist them can get the material registered. Facility to drop handicapped till the main gate of the polling center will be given to the handicapped voters. The above mentioned facility will be extended to the assistant and driver of the vehicle if they have their names in the voting list of the same polling centre. One assistant can render help to one handicapped person only but more than one handicapped persons can be taken by one vehicle to the polling centres. Such handicapped persons, who do not require vehicle and assistant and want to cast their votes on their own will be given facility to obtain pass only. The above mentioned Sugamya Portal and Mobile App will prove very useful for handicapped persons to cast their votes comfortably.



aa 2907 candidates in fray for the Vidhan Sabha Election 2018 from 230 constituencies
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 November 2018

As many as 2907 candidates are in fray from 230 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in the Vidhan Sabha election-2018 in state. As per detailed information received there are 11 candidates in the fray from Sheopur Vidhan Sabha constituency, 15 in Vijaypur, 13 in Sabalgarh, 20 in Joura, 13 in Sumawali, 14 in Morena, 18 in Dimni, 12 in Ambah, 33 in Ater, 18 in Bhind, 22 in Lahar, 34 in Mehgaon, 15 in Gohad 15 in Gwalior Rural, 21 in Gwalior, 11 in Gwalior East, 15 in Gwalior South, 15 in Bhitarwar, 12 in Dabra, 14 in Sevdha, 11 in Bhander, 9 in Datia, 15 in Karaira, 20 in Pohri, 13 in Shivpuri, 14 in Pichore, 13 in Kolaras, 17 in Bamori, 14 in Guna, 8 in Chachouda, 8 in Raghogarh, 11 in Ashok Nagar, 17 in Chanderi, 18 in Mungawali, 6 in Bina, 27 in Khurai, 13 in Surkhi, 8 in Devri, 14 in Rehli, 7 in Naryawali, 20 in Sagar, 15 in Banda, 17 in Tikamgarh, 12 in Jatara, 19 in Prithvipur, 18 in Niwadi, 18 in Khargapur, 16 in Maharajpur, 11 in Chandla, 13 in Rajnagar, 16 in Chhatarpur, 18 in Bijawar, 18 in Malhera, 21 in Pathariya, 14 in Damoh, 13 in Jabera, 7 in Hata, 14 in Pawai, 4 in Gunnaur, 19 in Panna, 20 in Chitrakoot, 17 in Raigaon, 30 in Satna, 15 in Nagoud, 14 in Maihar, 15 in Amarpatan and 23 in Rampur-Baghelan. Simultaneously, there are 20 candidates in the fray in Sirmour constituency, 22 in Semaria, 20 in Tyonthar, 17 in Mauganj, 23 in Devtalab, 14 in Mangavan, 25 in Rewa, 17 in Gudh, 22 in Churhat, 12 in Sidhi, 15 in Sihawal, 15 in Dhouhani, 14 in Chitrangi, 19 in Singrauli, 11 in Devsar, 12 in Beohari, 13 in Jaisingh Nagar, 16 in Jaitpur, 18 in Kotma, 10 in Anuppur, 13 in Pushprajgarh, 9 in Bandhavgarh, 15 in Bargi, 11 in Manpur, 11 in Badwara , 14 in Vijayaraghavgarh, 15 in Mudhwara, 15 in Bahoriband, 15 in Patan, 11 in Jabalpur East, 24 in Jabalpur North, 14 in Jabalpur Cantonment, 14 in Jabalpur West, 14 in Panagar, 7 in Sihora, 7 in Shehpura, 8 in Dindori, 13 in Bichiya, 11 in Nivas, 7 in Mandla, 9 in Baihar, 14 in Lanjhi, 15 in Parswada, 18 in Balaghat, 13 in Waraseoni, 18 in Katangi, 7 in Barghat, 19 in Seoni, 12 in Kevalari, 8 in Lakhnadoun, 8 in Gotegaon, 11 in Narsinghpur, 7 in Tendukheda, 11 in Gadarwada, 9 in Junnardev, 7 in Amarwada, 13 in Chourai, 20 in Saunsar, 15 in Chhindwara, 10 in Parasia , 11 in Pandhurna, 11 in Multai, 13 in Amla, 13 in Betul, 12 in Ghoda Dongri, 7 in Bhainsdehi, 8 in Timarni, 12 in Harda and 14 candidates in Seoni-Malwa. Similarly, there are 14 candidates in fray in Hoshangabad assembly constituency, 13 in Sohagpur, 9 in Pipariya, 10 in Udaipura, 12 in Bhojpur, 12 in Sanchi, 19 in Silvani, 14 in Vidisha, 12 in Basoda, 8 in Kurwai, 15 in Sironj, 13 in Shamsabad, 8 in Berasia, 9 in Bhopal North, 31 in Narela, 18 in Bhopal South-West, 15 in Bhopal Madhya, 17 in Govindpura, 13 in Hujur, 15 in Budhni, 9 in Ashta, 14 in Ichhawar, 11 in Sehore, 11 in Narasinghgarh, 10 in Biaora, 11 in Rajgarh, 9 in Khilchipur, 7 in Sarangpur, 9 in Susner, 8 in Aagar, 12 in Shajapur, 10 in Shujalpur, 8 in Kalapipal, 12 in Sonkuchh, 12 in Dewas, 8 in Hatpipalya, 11 in Khategaon, 9 in Bagli, 6 in Mandhata, 8 in Harsud, 7 in Khandwa, 8 in Pandhana, 7 in Nepanagar, 10 in Burhanpur, 8 in Bhikangaon, 12 in Badwaha, 8 in Maheshwar, 8 in Maheshwar, 8 in Kasravad, 10 in Khargone, 8 in Bhagwanpur, 7 in Sendhwa, 5 in Rajpur, 7 in Pansemal, 7 in Badwani, 5 in Alirajpur, 8 in Jobat, 9 in Jhabua, 8 in Thandla, 7 in Petlawad, 6 in Sardarpur, 6 in Gandhwani, 5 in Kukshi, 5 in Manawar, 10 in Dharmapuri and 12 in Dhar. There are 8 candidates in Badnawar assembly constituency, 12 in Depalpur, 11 in Indore-I, 9 in Indore-2, 10 in Indore-3, 11 in Indore -4, 13 in Indore -5, 11 in Dr. Ambedkar Nagar (Mhow), 10 in Rau, 10 in Sanver, 11 in Nagda-Khachrod, 7 in Mahidpur, 10 in Tarana, 9 in Ghattia, 9 in Ujjain North, 11 in Ujjain South, 9 in Badnagar, 6 in Ratlam Rural, 7 in Ratlam City, 12 in Sailana, 9 in Jaora, 6 in Alot, 8 in Mandsaur, 9 in Malhargarh, 10 in Suvasara, 12 in Garoth, 6 in Manasa, 9 in Neemuch, 8 candidates in Jawad constituency. An additional valet unit in 45 assembly constituencies and 2 additional valet units will be attached in Ater and Mehgaon assembly constituencies of Bhind district during the assembly elections in 2018



aa Governor administers oath to newly-appointed Chief Justice of MP High Court Justice Seth
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 November 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office to the newly appointed Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, Shri Sanjay Kumar Seth at 10 am Wednesday morning at Raj Bhavan. The proceedings of the swearing-in programme were conducted by Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, MP Shri Vivek Tankha, Former MP Shri Rameshwar Neekhra, Lokayukta Shri Naresh Kumar Gupta, Chief Information Commissioner Shri K.D. Khan, Director General of Police, Shri V. K. Singh, judges of courts of the state, senior officers of the departments of Law, Administration and Police, advocates, journalists and dignitaries were present during the oath-taking ceremony.



aa Governor extends greetings on Chhath festival
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 November 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Chhath festival. Smt. Patel said that ours is a nation of festivals and festivities. The culture of our country is based on unity in diversity. The Chhath festival is a symbol of simplicity and prosperity and it encourages harmony, unity and brotherhood. Moreover, the Governor has prayed for long and healthy life of all the citizens on this occasion.



aa 5 crore 4 lakh 95 thousand 251 voters registered in electoral rolls
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 November 2018

Chief Electoral Officer Shri V. L. Kanta Rao said that after imposition of the code of conduct, about 4 lakh litres of illicit liquor worth Rs 9 crore 57 lakh, liquor and drugs and intoxicants worth Rs. 5 crore 45 lakh, illegal gold, silver worth Rs. 7 crore 43 lakh, Rs 20 crore 58 lakh cash of and other material worth Rs.6 crore 39 lakhs has been seized between October 6 and November 10. This way gold and silver, illicit liquor, narcotics and cash worth Rs 50 crore has been confiscated in approximately 35 days. Whereas a seizure of Rs 27 crore 61 lakh was made in the previous assembly election 2013. Shri Kanta Rao informed that all the candidates have to mention all cases in which criminal cases are pending against them or the faults have been proved in the Form-26 in an affidavit given by the Election Commission of India. All these affidavits have to be published thrice in newspapers and telecast in TV channels on their own expense. The font size should be standard at the time of transmission. The length of the broadcast should not be less than 7 seconds. In addition, C-4 and C-5 formats have been given by the Election Commission of India. In the C-4 format, candidates will have to submit the details of the publication and broadcast of the criminal record with the related documents within 30 days with the election expenditure of the District Election Officer or RO and the political parties will have to submit the report in connection with publication and broadcasting within 30 days to the Chief Electoral Officer. Shri Rao said that Election Commission has reserved 7 election symbols for 7 recognized national political parties and 10 election symbols for recognized political parties of other states. 84 election symbols are reserved for non-recognized registered political parties on the condition that they will have 5 percent candidates in the fray for the assembly elections. Chief Electoral Officer said that after imposition of the Code of Conduct, 8 thousand 74 complaints were received in which 7 thousand 115 complaints have been resolved. 1463 complaints have been received on C-Vigil App out of which 1428 complaints have been resolved. Maximum 163 complaints were received from Sagar. In each assembly constituency, 9 investigating teams are functioning in which 3 permanent, 3 visits and 3 teams will take action on receiving complaints and information. Five crore 4 lakh 33 thousand 79 voters are registered in the electoral rolls for the Assembly Election 2018 in the state which include two crore 63 lakh 1 thousand 300 are male voters, 2 crore 41 lakh 30 thousand 390 female voters and one thousand 389 transgenders. 62 thousand 172 are service voters. In this way total 5 crore 4 lakh 95 thousand 251 voters are included. Shri Rao said that the press should adhere to all the instructions and orders issued by the Chief Electoral Officer and Returning Officer from time to time. Any newspaper and channel will not publish the exit polls until the final voting is held.



aa Election Commission of India on state tour on November 13 and 14
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 November 2018

Chief Election Commissioner of Election Commission of India Shri O.P. Rawat, Commissioners of Election Commission, Shri Sunil Arora and Shri Ashok Lavasa will reach Indore on November 13 on a two-day tour of the state to review the preparations for the Vidhan Sabha elections 2018. Deputy Commissioner of the Election Commission Shri Sandeep Saxena, Shri Sudeep Jain, Shri Chandrabhushan Kumar and Director General Shri Dilip Sharma and Shri Dhirendra Ojha will also accompany them. Chief Electoral Officer Shri V. L. Kanta Rao said that the Commission will review the electoral preparations of 18 districts of Indore, Ujjain and Narmadapuram division from 2 pm on November 13. Divisional Commissioner, Inspector General of Police, District Election Officer and Superintendent of Police will be present in the meeting. The Election Commission will depart from Indore and reach Bhopal in the evening and will conduct meeting with recognized national political parties at Jehanuma Palace at 7.30 pm. The Commission will review election preparations in 33 districts of Gwalior, Chambal, Bhopal, Sagar, Jabalpur, Rewa and Shahdol division on the next day, that is Wednesday, November 14, at 9.30 am at Minto Hall, Bhopal. The Commission will conduct a meeting related to election expenditure with nodal officers from 4.00 pm to 4:30 pm and with the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police of the state from 4.30 pm at Minto Hall. This will be followed by a meeting of the Commission with the press at 5.30 pm at Minto Hall. The team of Election Commission of India will leave for Delhi at 7.35 in the evening.



aa Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day celebrated at Mantralaya
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 November 2018

The Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day was celebrated today at Vallabh Bhai Patel Park situated near Mantralaya in presence of the Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh. The recital of the National Song ‘Vande Matram’ and also group recital of Madhya Pradesh Gaan took place on this occasion. Along with the presentation of patriotic songs, the police band presented musical tunes on the occasion of the Foundation Day. The Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Additional Chief Secretary Culture and Commercial Taxes Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary AYUSH Smt. Shikha Dubey and Principal Secretaries of various departments were present on the occasion. The officers and employees of Vallabh Bhavan and Government offices of Vidhyachal and Satpura Bhavan in large number took part in the programme.



aa Two lakh 48 thousand 493 firearms deposited in police stations
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 November 2018

The Chief Electoral Officer Shri V.L. Kanta Rao has informed that 25 thousand 611 non-bailable warrants have been issued from October 6 to 31, 2018 after the coded of conduct has come into force in the state to maintain law and order. Along with this, 2 thousand 343 illegal firearms have been seized and 2 lakh 48 thousand 493 firearms have been deposited in the police stations during this period. Under the Property defacement, total 15 lakh 22 thousand 812 cases have been registered and action has been taken in 14 lakh 71 thousand 703 cases. A total of 11 lakh 84 thousand 234 cases of government property defacement have been registered and action has been taken in 11 lakh 52 thousand 111 cases. Similarly, 3 lakh 38 thousand 578 cases of private property defacement have been registered and action has been taken in 3 lakh 19 thousand 592 cases. Moreover, 9 thousand 54 cases of misuse of vehicles have been registered.



aa Nomination forms for Vidhan Sabha to be submitted from November 02
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 November 2018

A notification for Vidhan Sabha Election-2018 will be issued on Friday, November 02, 2018. According to the announcement of the Election Commission of India voting will be held on November 28 and counting will take place on December 11. Nomination forms can be submitted at the office of the Returning Officer from November 2 to 9, 2018 between 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Nomination forms cannot be filed on November 04 i.e. Sunday and November 7 because of Deepawali, a public holiday. Nomination form in 4 sets maximum can be submitted by the candidates. A maximum of 3 vehicles and 5 people (Candidate +4) are allowed in the perimeter of 100 meter of the office of the returning officer at the time of filing the nomination. The final list of candidates for contesting election will be issued after the process of withdrawal of names on November 14. The candidates are required to deposit a sum of Rs. 10 thousand and candidates belonging to scheduled caste/scheduled tribe category are required to deposit Rs. 5 thousandin the form of security deposit. The candidates are required to submit form A and Form B till 3.00 p.m. of the last date of filing nomination. As per the order of the Supreme Court dated September 25, 2018, candidates are required to submit form-26 along with the affidavit furnishing detail about the criminal cases, if any ( cases of conviction and all pending cases), detail of PAN, status of filing his/ her income tax detail besides his/her wife/husband and dependents, detail of immovable and movable assets of candidate, husband/wife and all the dependents and their liabilities towards government and public financial institutions, profession of candidate, wife/husband or detail of means of livelihood and highest academic qualification . It is expected that the candidates will fill all the columns in the affidavits to be submitted along with the nomination forms and will not leave any column blank. Therefore, at the time of filing of nominations, returning officers will examine that whether all the columns of the affidavits are filled by the candidates. The candidates are required to take oath either before the Commissioner for Oaths or First Class Magistrate or Public Notary. Affidavits are needed to be submitted along with the nominations form. In case of non-submission along with the nomination form then it must be presented before the returning officer necessarily before 3.00 p.m. of the last date of filing of nomination. Affidavit should be type written and if any column is handwritten, it should be legible. A separate bank account for election expenses will be opened by each candidate. A joint bank account with election agent can also be opened. It is necessary for the candidates to take oath/pledge before the returning officer immediately after submitting the nomination form. Formats of checklist to be prepared and a booklet containing directives will be provided by the returning officer. Candidate, his/her election agent, one proposer of each candidate and one more person authorized in writing by the candidate can present at the time of scrutiny of nomination forms on November 12. Nomination forms will be scrutinized one by one by the returning officer and also videography of scrutiny will be done for transparency.



aa Padhein Bhopal’ programme successfully organized
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 October 2018

As many as 2.5 lakh students and people actively participated in a 45 minute programme ‘Padhein Bhopal’ today from 8.30 a.m. to 9.15 a.m., organized on the initiative of the Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel. The Governor after seeing the successful implementation of the programme and enthusiasm among the children said that such programmes generate awareness among the children and common citizens towards education, which develops into a habit over a period of time. The students of primary, middle, higher secondary schools, colleges, engineering, medical colleges and universities along with Raj Bhavan school participated in the programme with enthusiasm and complete discipline. Children and adults both brought books of their interest with them for reading in the programme organized at Bhopal. A report has been prepared by the team of World Book of Record, London to register this unique programme in the world record by visiting and inspecting several places. It may be mentioned that the programme was finalized by the Governor by holding meetings during the last one month constantly with the School Education, Higher Education, Universities and all other educational institutions. She also inspired the students and teachers besides common citizens to link themselves with the programme. The Governor also urged them to carry along with themselves a book to the campus of school, college, sports ground or any other place of their interest for recitation. The Secretary to Governor Shri D.D. Agrawal, Senior Officers-Employees and students read books during the programme.



aa Call Centre to redress complaints of Vidhan sabha election
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 October 2018

The Chief Electoral Officers Shri V.L. Kanta Rao has informed that a Call Centre is being run at the state level for the Vidhan Sabha election-2018. The toll free number of the centre is 1950. Complaints related to the election can be lodged on this number, which will be solved judiciously. There is also an arrangement to file any complaint regarding voter identity card, voter list, violation of model code of conduct and election related problems on this toll free number. As many as 10 executives have been appointed to register complaints received on the toll free number of the state level contact center on N.G.S. portal. Similarly, District Level Contact Centres have been set up in the districts on the same lines. On these centres complaints lodged on the call centres of the national and state level will be redressed timely by constantly monitoring them. The Deputy District Election Officers have been made nodal officers of the district level call centres in the districts. Complaints received on the national, state and district level will be forwarded to N.G.S. (National Grievances Service). The Complaints will be sent to the district level contact centre through N.G.S. The nodal officers at the district level will redress the complaint within the time limit and feed the detail on the N.G.S. Portal. Shri Kanta Rao has informed that the Integrated Contact Centre established by the Election Commission of India will work on two way communication system. Complainants are required to give information about themselves at the time of lodging the complaint. The complaint number will be sent on the mobile number of the applicant through unique I.D. number after lodging the complaint. Complainants are needed to inform complaint number by dialing 1950 to know about the status and action taken in this connection. After the redressal, a message will be sent to the complainant. If the complainant is satisfied with the action taken in this connection, the matter will be closed. In case of dissatisfaction, the matter can be reopened by the complainant by dialing 1950. Shri rao further informed that complaints can be lodged personally by visiting URL of the N.G.S portal. Complainants are required to register their mobile number and e-mail id by signing up, after which the complainants can lodge their complaints and can know the status by logging in. The complainants can get the complaints reopened in case of dissatisfaction.



aa All Political Parties and Candidates must follow model code of conduct: Chief Electoral Officer
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 October 2018

The Chief Electoral Officer Shri V.L. Kanta Rao at a meeting held with the political parties said that according to the announcement made by the Election Commission of India, elections will be held on November 28 and counting will be held on December 11. Election notification will be issued on November 2 and nominations can be filed by November 9. Scrutiny of forms will be held on November 12 and list of candidates will be issued with the names taken back on November 14. The model code of conduct has come into force from the announcement of the election. All the political parties and candidates must follow the model code of conduct. Complete information in this connection has been made available to all the recognized parties. The Additional Chief Electoral Officers Shri Sandeep Yadav and Shri Lokesh Jatav, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Shri Rajesh Kaul besides representatives of the recognized political parties were present at the meeting. Shri Kanta Rao mentioned that according to the directives of the Election Commission of India all the political parties must contribute to save the environment and conduct eco-friendly publicity in the election. A total of 5 crore 3 lakh 34 thousand 260 voters are registered in the voter list in the state. Photo epics have made available to all the voters. Hundred percent list with photos will be available. Voter slips will be distributed from house to house 5 days in advance from the election date by BLO. Voter slips in braille language will be distributed for disabled voters. Moreover, this time voter guide will be given at each house to inform voting process in the state. Votes will be casted at 65 thousand 341 polling booths this time in the state. Videography will be done at all the sensitive polling stations. The paramilitary force will be deployed at all such polling stations. Candidates are required to submit affidavit with complete details of cases registered against them if any, along with the filing of nomination for Vidhan Sabha Election 2018. It is mandatory fill all the columns of the form. An expenditure limit of Rs. 28 lakh has been fixed for candidates of Vidhan Sabha election. Moreover, Shri Kanta Rao informed that this time only women officers and workers will hold election at about 500 pinks booths in the state. Only disabled employees will ensure election process at 20 to 25 polling stations of the state. Voting will be conducted by ballot paper with bar code in the electronic form for service voters. Action will be taken against serious complaints related to election within 24 hours. Action against other complaints will be ensured within 3 days. The flying squad and video surveillance team will do videography and photography by visiting constantly. Law and order will be reviewed on daily basis. The public relations team will monitor advertisements 24 hours to be published in news channels by M.C.M.C. at Nirvachan Sadan.



aa Honorarium of priests to be tripled: Priests to be benfitted under Sambal yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to increase the honorarium of priests of government maintained temples by three times. Priests with low income will also get the benefits of the Sambal Yojana. Pujaris of temples owning 10 acres of agricultural land will be able to do farming themselves and can earn their livelihood through the income generated from it. Auction of over 10 acres agricultural land can be done by the priests themselves under the guidance of the collector's representative. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made these announcements during the discussions held with a delegation of Brahmin Samaj and Pujari Mahasangh at the CM House today. The delegation apprised the Chief Minister of various issues. The state government has issued orders as per the instructions of the Chief Minister. The priests have welcomed the Chief Minister’s sensitivity and initiative. Priests to get benefits of Teerth Darshan Yojana Instead of the Gram Sabha, now the Sub-Divisional Officer, Revenue will have the right to appoint and remove priests in different government-controlled temples. The priests of the these temples will be given the benefit of the Mukhya Mantri Teerth Darshan Yojana. There will be no age bar for them. Loan books will be issued to the priests to make them eligible for agriculture loan for farming in 10 acres of agricultural land. Priests will be eligible for two health check-ups in a year. Homeless priests will be provided houses under Mukhya Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana or Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in the village or city. Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Principal Secretary Shri S. K. Mishra were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan lays foundation of Budhni-Indore new rail line costing Rs. 3 thousand 262 crore in Nasrullaganj
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid foundation stone of Budhni-Indore (Mangliya Gaon) New Rail Line to be built at a cost of Rs. 3 thousand 262 crore in Nasrullaganj of Sehore district. While addressing the public gathering, Shri Chouhan said that this rail project will facilitate not only better transport facility to the villages and towns come under it but will also accelerate pace to the development of this area. He further mentioned that this area will be developed as industrial corridor. He made announcement to reduce petrol and diesel prices by Rs. 2.50 per litre. It may be mentioned that the Union Government has announced reduction of Rs. 2.50 in prices of petrol and diesel today. In this manner, consumers will receive patrol and diesel cheaper by Rs. 5 per litre in the state. Under the new Budhni-Indore new rail project costing Rs. 3 thousand 262 crore, 6 new tunnels, 64 big and 47 small bridges, 29 railway over bridges and 86 under bridges will be constructed. A total of 7 halt stations and 10 new crossing stations will also be constructed. This new rail line will reduce a distance of 68 k.m. between Jabalpur and Indore. The new rail line will benefit Dewas and Indore district and will facilitate direct contact between Budhni and Bhopal. At present people have to move from Budhni to Barkheda Ghat section including Bhopal- Itarsi route. The distance will come down to 219 k.m from 287 k.m. under this new rail line. Moreover, farmers of Nasrullaganj besides surrounding areas will link directly to Indore under this project.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra inaugurates Mini Smart City in Datia
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2018

The Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra inaugurated the first phase of the Mini Smart City Scheme in Datia today. This will help in enhancing public facilities costing Rs. 25 crore in Datia. Moreover, Dr. Mishra also performed bhoomi poojan of Nal-Jal Yojana costing Rs. 55 crore at Basai village of Datia district today.



aa Change your negativity into success – Smt. Scindia
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2018

Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia felicitated selected players and trainers of the State’s highest sports awards including Vikram, Eklavya, Vishwamitra and Lifetime Achievement awards. Arjun awardee Olympian Padmashri Shri Sushil Kumar, Madhya Pradesh Olympic Sangh President Shri Ramesh Mendola, Rowing Federation of India President Smt. Rajalakshmi Singhdeo, Additional Chief Secretary, Sports and Youth Welfare Shri M. Mohanrao, Director, Sports and Youth Welfare Shri D.S.L Thaosen were present. Sports Minister Smt. Scindia said that DNA does not have any importance in sports. Hard work and firm determination always proves helpful in reaching the goal. Success is sure, If we change our negativity to positivity,. Smt. Scindia said that the state has created a new history in sports in the last four years. The state has established its image at the international level. Now Olympics is the goal. Efforts are being made to provide state-of-the-art international level facilities for high performance and for training by international coaches to the players. Asian Games winners receive cash awards Players including Muskan Kirar, Harshit Tomar and Vivek Sagar, who won medals for India in the Asian Games in Jakarta were specially felicitated at the Shikhar Khel Alankaran Samaroh by the Madhya Pradesh government. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced to honour the players who won medals at the Asian Games with cash incentives. Muskan Kirar was presented with Rs 75 lakhs as incentive amount for winning silver medal in the Archery Compound Team Event at the Asian Games. Rs 10 lakh was presented to her main coach Shri Richpal Singh and Rs 5 lakh to her assistant coach Shri Ashok Yadav. Rs 50 lakhs was given to Harshita Tomar of National Sailing School in the 4.7 Open Class in sailing, Rs 10 lakh to his main coach Arjun awardee Shri J.L. Yadav and Rs 5 lakh each to her assistant coach P. Madhu and Shri Anil Sharma.Rs. lakh to Vivesh Sagar and Rs 10 lakhs was given to his chief coach Shri Ashok Kumar, Rs 10 lakhs to Women Hockey Academy chief coach Paramjit Singh and Rs 5 lakhs to Assistant Coach Vandana Uike. Eklavya awards were given to 15 junior players while Vikram awards were given to 10 players at the Samaroh. Three trainers received Vishwamitra awards while Shri Sudhir Verma of Dhar was felicitated with lifetime achievement award for his special contribution in Badminton sports. Players should take full advantage of facilities: Shri Sushil Kumar Padmashree Shri Sushil Kumar said that sports facilities being provided in Madhya Pradesh are not being provided anywhere else. Players are required to take full advantage of these facilities. Pay attention on your game and deliver results. Players get a boost when they are given awards as an incentive. Now it is the responsibility of the players only to give good results. Sports personalities honoured Eklavya Award-2018 This year, 15 players were awarded with the Ekalavya Award. These include 5 players from Indore, 3 from Bhopal, 3 from Jabalpur, 2 from Hoshangabad and one player each from Bhind and Gwalior. Players awarded with Eklavya Award include Shri Advaita Paage (Swimming) Indore, Kumari Adhya Tiwari (Soft Tennis) Hoshangabad, Kumari Jhanvi Shrivastava (Canoeing-Kayaking) Bhopal, Kumari Shreya Agrawal (Shooting) Jabalpur, Kumari Muskan Kirar (Archery) Jabalpur, Kumari Naorem Anita Devi (Cycling) Jabalpur, Shri Raju Singh Bhadauria (Horse Riding) Bhind, Kumari Namrata Batra (Wushu) Indore, Kumari Uma Chauhan (Sailing) Bhopal, Kumari Nisha Tayede (Fencing) Bhopal, Kumari Durva Mudrees (Softball) Indore, Kumari Neeraj Rana (Hockey) Gwalior, Shri Vivek Prasad Sagar (Hockey) Hoshangabad, Shri Akash Nainiwal (Kabaddi) Indore and Shri Paritesh Pal (Power Lifting) Indore. Vikram Award-2018 The 10 players who have been awarded with Vikram Award this year include 5 from Bhopal, two from Indore, one player each from Hoshangabad, Rajgarh and Shahdol. Under this category, Harshita Tomar (Sailing) Hoshangabad, Sri Virendra Batham (Canoeing-Kayaking) Bhopal, Shri Pranay Khare (Horse riding) Bhopal, Kumari Anam Basit (Shooting) Bhopal, Kumari Kirti Chandani (Soft Tennis) Bhopal, Kumari Rukmani (Rowing) Rajgarh, Kumari Juhi Jha (Kho-Kho) Indore, Kumari Puja Vastrakar (Cricket) Shahdol, Shri Bhim Sonkar (Power Lifting), Indore and in the disabled category Shri Sonu Golkar (Cricket) Bhopal have been selected for the Vikram awards. Vishwamitra Award-2018 This year, Vishwamitra award was given to Shri Vinod Mishra (Canoeing-Kayaking) Bhopal and Shri Mutum Ibomacha Singh (Cycling) Jabalpur in individual sports and Shri Ghanshyam Chaudhary (Kabaddi) Indore in the team game. Lifetime Achievement Award-2018 This year, the Life Time Achievement Award was given to Shri Sudhir Verma of Dhar for his outstanding contribution in Badminton.



aa Padhe Bhopal’ programme in Bhopal on October 9
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel presided over the meeting of Senior Officers of the Higher Education, School Education Department and Vice Chancellors of the Universities held at Raj Bhavan in connection to the programme ‘Padhe Bhopal’ to be organized in Bhopal on October 9, 2018. Smt. Patel gave instructions to hold the programme at a wide level. The Governor instructed that seating arrangement should be made for students, teachers, parents and other persons to facilitate them to read books of their interest at the premises of all educational institutions and universities’ campus including Raj Bhavan from 8.45 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. She informed that seating arrangement for 5 thousand students have been made in Raj Bhavan. The Governor stressed on need for wide publicity of this programme. The Principal Secretary Higher Education Smt. Deepti Mukherjee, Secretary to Governor Shri D.D. Agrawal, Commissioner Higher Education Shri Ajit Kumar, Commissioner School Education Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat and Vice Chancellors were present at the meeting.



aa Parents should encourage kids to read books in childhood
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2018

Addressing an award distribution programme organized at Raj Bhavan in Tuesday on the occasion of the 150th Gandhi Jayanti, Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that parents should encourage children to develop reading habit since childhood and should give them general knowledge. She said that a book based on the paintings of students and speeches of the students taking part in the competition will be published. She suggested the teachers to get book based on the paintings and speeches participating in the competition in the schools published. This effort will inspire children to take admission in school in future. Smt. Patel said that parents should inspire children to use mobile phones in a controlled manner. They should try to change the habit of excessive use of mobiles in children. Parents should confine the use of mobiles by children to subject of study and fix time. She said that they should make the children understand the ill-effects of the excessive use of cellphones. Parents should also minimize use of mobiles. The Governor distributed trophies and certificates to children of Raj Bhavan employees and officials and students from various schools who took part in speech, debates and painting competitions. Prizes were given to winners based on a survey conducted of cleanliness of the houses of Raj Bhavan employees and officials under cleanliness campaign. The competition was organized with the support of the School Education Department. Secretary to the Governor Shri D.D. Agrawal, School Education Department officials, senior Raj Bhavan officers, teachers and parents were present on the occasion.



aa Women self-help groups should contribute in removing social evils
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that women self-help groups should ensure their contribution in removing evils and addictions that are spreading in the society. Smt. Patel was addressing the closing ceremony of the national level exhibition-cum-sale fair of products of self-help groups, artisans and agriculturist organizations organized by NABARD. Smt. Patel said that if we all take the pledge to follow the path shown by Gandhiji of not taking intoxicants and following the path of truth and non-violence, it will be a true tribute to Gandhiji. . She said that all the countries of the world consider their nation masculine, but our country is worshiped as Bharat Mata. Therefore, women in our country have been honoured for centuries. She said that Mahatma Gandhi fought for freedom by running a spinning wheel, thousands of freedom fighters laid down their lives for the country without any discrimination, and today we are struggling with the problem of casteism. Smt. Patel said that today we will have to think what we wish to do for our country. The Prime Minister’s Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas concept can be realized only, if we love our country and work in the country's interest by extending support and cooperation for education of all, help to poor and development of all. She said our ancestors encouraged the idea of reaching out to the masses. The Prime Minister endeavoured to reach out to the masses by making schemes as per Gandhiji’s dreams in the last four years. Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri K.C. Gupta, Chief General Manager State Bank of India Shri Yogendra Singh, General Manager Union Bank of India Shri J.S. Chouhan and senior officials and representatives of other departments were present on the occasion. Women, agriculturists and elite citizens in a large number took part in the programme.



aa Budni-Indore rail track to be developed as industrial corridor
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Budni-Indore railway track will be developed as an industrial corridor. This railway line will accelerate the development of Rehti, Nasrullaganj, Khategaon and Kannoud and create new employment opportunities. The foundation of the railway line worth Rs 3260 crore will be laid on October 4. Shri Chouhan gave this information while laying the foundation of the third railway line on Budni -Barkheda rail section in Sehore district late on Tuesday. He said that December 2022 has been fixed as the target for completion of the 26.5 km long third rail line by the Rail Vikas Nigam. Acceptance of all related departments including Forest Department has been received for the construction of this railway line costing about Rs 992 crore. The Chief Minister laid the foundation of the Ghat costing Rs 9.16 crore on the Narmada bank in Joshipur village and dedicated Eklavya Residential School constructed at a cost of Rs 27 crore in Budni. General Manager of West Central Railway Shri Ajay Vijayvargiya was present on the occasion.



aa Damoh will get distinct identity in sports: Finance Minister Shri Malaiya
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2018

Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya has said that Damoh will be given a unique identity in the field of sports. A Sports Complex equipped with facilities for other sports also including lawn tennis, badminton court. will be built in Damoh in the coming time. Shri Malaiya was addressing the dedication ceremony of the Synthetic, Hockey Astroturf ground constructed at Damoh at a cost of Rs.5 crore 20 lakhs on Tuesday. MLA Shri Lakhan Patel and local public representatives were also present on this occasion. Shri Malaiya said that hockey has a golden history in Damoh as the city has produced international hockey players. Referring to the skill development programme, the Finance Minister said that youth will be given employment opportunities in the state. He informed that a skill development programme was started in Bhopal at a cost of Rs 300 crores with the support of Japan. Damoh Cooperative Bank’s capital turns Rs 533 crore In yet another programme of the Cooperative Bank, Finance Minister Shri Malaiya said that the production of agriculture has gone up 5 times in Damoh districts. He said that agriculture loan is being provided to the farmers in the state at zero percent. In addition, the State government has given incentive amount under the Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana to give the farmers the right price for their produce. The Finance Minister said that the working capital of Damoh District Co-operative Central Bank has increased from Rs 300 crore to Rs 500 crore. Very soon the working capital of the bank will reach four digits. District Cooperative Bank President Shri Rajendra Guru also addressed the programme.



aa Change childrens habit of excess using mobile phones: Governor Smt Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2018

Governor Smt Anandiben Patel said that the parents should motivate children for controlled use of mobile phone, in the prize distribution ceremony for competitions organised in Rajbhavan to mark 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi Ji. They should change habit of excess use of mobile phones by children. Parents should restrict time and subjects for mobile use by children. She said that children must be told about the harms to be caused by mobile phones. Parents should also minimise use of mobile phones. Smt Anandiben Patel said that parents should inculcate habit of reading books in children and they should be imparted general knowledge. She said that speeches, drawings of participants in competitions should be published. She suggested that speeches and drawings of children participating in contests in schools should be published in book form. This will motivate children taking admissions. Trophies and certificates were distributed among winners of students of different schools and children of employees and officers of Rajbhavan, who participated in speech competition, debate and drawing competition in the programme. On the occasion, prizes were given for winners on the basis of cleanliness survey in houses of employees and officers in Rajbhavan. The competitions were organised in collaboration of School Education Department. Secretary to Governor, Shri DD Agrawal, officers of school education department, senior officers of Rajbhavan, teachers and parents were present on the occasion.



aa Parents should teach chidren to stay away from violence: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said at Sarvadharma Prathna Sabha held on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, that parents and teachers should make children culturally strong by teaching them to stay away from violence, to lead life with love and brotherhood and to render services to nation and society. She further mentioned that children should be apprised in detail by taking them on tour of the places, which has been visited by the Mahtama Gandhi. Smt. Patel stated that Mahatma Gandhi used to lay emphasis on cleanliness. The Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan has been launched by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. We can realise the dream of Bapu, if we together participate in this campaign. She further said that philosophy and ideals of Mahtama Gandhi are source for every person to lead a successful life. She made children take resolution for saving water. Recollecting the events of her life, the Governor mentioned that we should not hesitate in helping poor and slum dwellers. People will follow us when we ourselves will advance to give meals to the starved persons and take steps for children education. She said Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel has played an important role in Swaraj Andolan of Gandhi Ji. The Secretary of Gandhi Bhavan Trust Shri Dayaram Namdeo said that it is need of the hour that ideals, principles and teachings of Gandhi Ji should be spread from village to village. He further mentioned that we will have make citizens self reliant by promoting village and cottage industry. The Governor Smt. Patel paid tribute to the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi by garlanding the statue with soot mala. She also distributed prizes among the winner students of painting and essay competition related to Gandhi Jayanti.



aa Women self-help groups should remove evils spread in society: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that everyone should work together to prevent incidents against women in the state and the country. Women self-help groups should ensure their contribution in social service by removing evils and addictions that are spreading in the society. This was stated by Smt. Patel at the closing ceremony of the national level exhibition-cum-sale fair of products of self-help groups, artisans and agriculturist organizations organized by NABARD. Smt. Patel said that if we all take the pledge to follow the path shown by Gandhiji of not taking intoxicants and following the path of truth and non-violence, it will be a true tribute to Gandhiji. She said that all the countries of the world consider their nation masculine, but our country is worshiped as Bharat Mata. Therefore, women in our country have been honoured for centuries. She said that Mahatma Gandhi fought for freedom by running a spinning wheel, thousands of freedom fighters laid down their lives for the country without any discrimination, and today we are struggling with the problem of casteism. Smt. Patel said that today we will have to think what we wish to do for our country. The Prime Minister’s Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas concept can be realized only, if we love our country and work in the country's interest by extending support and cooperation for education of all, help to poor and development of all. She said our ancestors encouraged the idea of reaching out to the masses. The Prime Minister endeavoured to reach out to the masses by making schemes as per Gandhiji’s dreams in the last four years. Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri K.C. Gupta, Chief General Manager State Bank of India Shri Yogendra Singh, General Manager Union Bank of India Shri J.S. Chouhan and senior officials and representatives of other departments were present on the occasion. Women, agriculturists and elite citizens in a large number took part in the programme.



aa Electricty bills worth Rs. 5200 crore of poor waived off-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government has waived off electricity bills worth Rs. 5 thousand 200 crore of poor and other needy persons under the Mukhya Mantri Bijli Bill Maafi Yojana. Along with this, electricity at the rate of maximum Rs. 200 per month is being provided to all. Shri Chouhan was addressing the huge public gathering at Nandner village of Sehore district. He also laid foundation stone and dedicated development works over Rs. 342 crore at village Nandner. Shri Chouhan stated that the state government has succeeded in erasing the tag of ‘Bimaru Rajya’ and now Madhya Pradesh is establishing itself in the category of developed and prosperous state. Apprising about the public welfare schemes, Shri Chouhan urged people to avail benefits of the schemes with authority. He further informed that irrigation facility through lift irrigation system will be made available to the farmers of Nandner village and its surrounding villages. Minister In-Charge of the District Shri Rampal Singh, Jila Panchayat President Smt. Urmila Maretha, other Public Representatives, Villagers and Farmers in large number were present on the occasion. Pays homage to deceased Head Constable The CM Shri Chouhan expressed grief over the bus accident of the Police Department occurred on Budhni-Shahganj road today. While expressing grief over the death of the Head Constable, who was inbound for duty, Shri Chouhan paid homage to the departed soul. He mentioned that the state government is with the family of the deceased Head Constable Shri Ashok Singh in this hour of grief. All the possible help will be provided to the family.



aa Shramdaan by Governor Smt. Patel in Swachhta Abhiyan
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel rendered services (Shramdaan) in the ‘Swachhta hi Sewa’ campaign under the Swachha Bharat Mission at the Government Middle School, Kumharpura. She enquired about the studies from the children and told them to study well. Smt. Patel also advised them to maintain sanitation in their school premises and surrounding areas. Informing about the importance of sanitation, Smt. Patel mentioned that the Swachhta Abhiyan will remain continue in the state till one year. They must make their school clean by taking part in the campaign. She further said that it is responsibility of every citizen that they should avoid insanitation in their houses, colonies and cities and stop other from insanitation. Along with the School management, Officers and Employees also took part in the Swachhta Abhiyan with enthusiasm.



aa Incentive amount of Rs. 500 per quintal to be given to soybean producing farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his address at Naryawali of Sagar district said that incentive amount at the rate of Rs. 500 per quintal will be given to soybean producing farmers. Moreover, incentive amount for urad producing farmers is being decided. On this occasion, Shri Chouhan dedicated and laid foundation stone of Rs. 400 crore approximately for Sagar district. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state government is making constant efforts to bring prosperity in life of farmers, needy persons and poor. Informing about the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana, the Chief Minister said that the eligible beneficiaries of all the sections of the society are being benefitted under this scheme without any discrimination. Works worth Rs. 5 Thousand crore are being carried out in Sagar district The CM Shri Chouhan said that development works costing Rs. 5 thousand crore are in progress in Sagar district. An amount of Rs. 105 crore 20 lakh has been given to the farmers of the district under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Similarly, Rs. 45 crore 40 lakh, Rs. 242 crore and Rs. 45 crore 40 lakh have been given against drought relief, crop insurance and to the wheat producing farmers respectively. Shri Chouhan laid foundation stone of Kadan-Satgarh Irrigation Project, Government Industrial Institute and Mukhya Mantri Sarovar Yojana. The estimated cost of these works is Rs. 400 crore. Those who present on the occasion include Minister for Transport and Home Shri Bhupendra Singh, Member of Parliament Shri Prabhat Jha, MLAs Shri Harvansh Singh Rathore, Smt. Parul Sahu and Shri Shailendra Jain, Chairman of State Women Commission Smt. Lata Wankhede, Chairman of Hastshilp and Hathkargha Vikas Nigam Shri Narayan Prasad Kabirpanthi, other Public Representatives, villages and farmers in large number.



aa Children’s painting competition held at Raj Bhavan
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel inaugurated children’s painting competition by making picture on canvas at Raj Bhavan today. While sharing some moments of her school days with the children, Smt. Patel said that when they used to go to school, no such competitions were held. We just went to school and study hard, teachers used to scold us if we did not do well in the studies. A big change has come in the education field today, she added. Along with the education, the government should also pay attention on other activities. This will provide an opportunity to students to showcase and refine their talents. She further mentioned that we should seek such children, who want to move ahead and wish to learn any other skill besides education. This effort will prove beneficial for the children of poor families. We should promote such children by organizing competitions in government schools. Moreover, Smt. Patel stated that unique efforts are being started by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in this connection. A letter stating that 50 guests will accompany the Prime Minister is sent by the Prime Minister’s Office before he goes to attend the programme of any University. These guests are students of 8, 9 and 10th class. They will see big building and degrees, which will motivate them in moving forward. The Governor said that children should be taken for visit of hospitals, industries and jail etc. This will help in developing curiosity among them.



aa Gou-Mantralaya to be formed in state for conservation of Gou-Vansh
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Gou Mantralaya will be formed in the state for conservation of Gou-Vansh (Cow progeny). He was addressing the Acharya Shri Vidhyasagar Jeev Daya Samman Samaroh held at Khajurah of Chhatarpur district. Gou-Abhyarans and Gou-Shalas will be made as per the availability of space at various places. He further mentioned that sufficient arrangement of doctors will be made in Gou-Abhyarans and Gou-Shalas for proper medical treatment of old cows. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that we feel proud that we are born in the era of great saint like Acharya Vidhya Sagar, whose life is dedicated for human welfare. He said that the principle of ‘Ahinsa Parmodharm’ gives a message of right to live for all living beings to the entire world. Vidhyasagar Jeev Daya Samman The CM Shri Chouhan presented first Vidhyasagar Jeev Daya Samman to Acharya Shri Vidhyasagar –Dayoday Pashu Seva Kendra of Tendu Kheda (Damoh). Similarly, he honoured Gou-Shala evam Jaiv Krishi Anusandhan Kendra- Kedarpur (Gwalior) and Goutras Nivarni Gopal Gou-Shala, Badnagar (Ujjain) with second and third Vidhyasagar Jeev Daya award respectively. Paad Pracchhalan of Acharya CM Shri Chouhan, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Mallayya and Chairman of M.P. Gou-Samvardhan Board Swami Akhileshwaranand washed feet of Acharya Shri. The Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh and wife of the Finance Minister Smt. Sudha Mallayya were present on the occasion. Aashirvachan of Achrya Shri Acharya Shri during the discourse said that several Tapasavi and Sadhak have left their foot prints on this pious land. Prosperity will come in life of every individual of the society by following their path. He also blessed Shri Chouhan for works being carried out by him in the welfare of public. Shri Chouhan while laying foundation stone of Swarnodaya Teerth Nyas near Jain Mandir premises said that Khajuraho will also be known by the name Swarnodaya Teerth now. He also released 4 Granthmala focusing Siddh Kshetra Kundalpur on this occasion. Shri Chouhan was presented handmade clothes by the Shramdaan Kendra-Bhopal. The Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra Committee honoured Shri Chouhan and his wife, Finance Minsiter Shri Mallayya and his wife and Chairman of the Gou-Samvardhan Board Shri Akhileshwaranand with shawl, shriphal and mementoes. Members of Jain Community in large number participated in the programme. The Additional Chief Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Director Town and Country Planning Shri Rahul Jain, Director Animal Husbandry Dr. R.K. Rokde and other public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa PR Minister Dr.Mishra distributes Rs. 5 crore among poor for house construction
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Minister for public Relation Dr. Narottam Mishra distributed an amount of Rs. 5 crore among 500 beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Datia city for house construction. He also gave ex-gratia to the families of the deceased registered labourers under the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana. Moreover, an amount of Rs. 5 thousand was given to each family of the deceased labourers under the Anteshti Sahayta. Dr. Mishra inaugurated most modern Deluxe Sulabh Complex near the Town Hall of Datia city to provide facility to the shopkeepers and citizens of the city.



aa Inauguration of Combined District Office Building in Niwari district
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Sushri Uma Bharti inaugurated the combined District Colector and S.P. Office in the 52 nd district Niwari of the state today. The Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development Dr. Virendra Kumar, MLAs Shri Anil Jain, Smt. Anita Sunil Nayak, wife of CM Smt. Sadhna Singh, Member of District Planning Committee Shri Abhay Pratap Singh Yadav, other Public Representatives and Senior Administrative Officers were present on the occasion. Shri Chouhan performed pooja of the newly constructed District office building and inaugurated the chambers of the Collector and Superintendent of Police. He also introduced new Collector Shri Abhay Pratap Singh and SP Shri Mukesh Kumar Shrivastava on this occasion. It may be mentioned that a new district ‘Niwari’ has been formed by the government by joining 3 tahsils i.e. Niwari, Prithvipur and Orchha of Tikamgarh district. This district will start functioning from October 01, 2018.



aa Governor congratulates PM for receiving ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel congratulated the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for receiving the United Nations’ highest environmental ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award. In her greeting message, the Governor said that the award conferred upon the Prime Minister by the United Nations is a golden moment in the history and a matter of pride for the country. The Governor Smt. Patel further mentioned that this award is a clear evidence of the Prime Minister’s love towards the environment and efforts made by him to make pollution free environment. She urged youth to ensure their active participation in the biggest sanitation campaign of the World i.e. ‘Swachch Bharat Abhiyan’ being conducted by the Prime Minister in the entire country.



aa Make students able to fare well in competitive examinations -Governor Smt Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2018

Governor Smt Anandiben Patel said that universities should make students able to fare well in competitive examinations along with providing education. At present, students of remote places hesitate in participating in competitive examinations. This hesitation will be removed by boosting their confidence and increasing knowledge. The Governor said this in the fifth convocation of MP Bhoj Open University today. She conferred upon degrees to meritorious students in the convocation. Governor Smt Patel said that the convocation is not for mere taking degree. The students should take resolution for social reform on this occasion. When students give attention on solving problems of the society, the right importance of education will be proved. She called upon students to take resolution for not wasting food and water and pay attention on cleanliness. The Governor asked teachers to motivate students to study courses of their choice. She said that distance education system is the one in which student can get education in any age. Working women and others working in farm can take benefit from this system. The governor said that there is no age for getting education. That's why male and female of all category should take benefit. Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National (Open) University, New Delhi, Dr Nageshwar Rao said that technology should be used more and more in university. He said that today our country is on the top in terms of power of youth. Students should face the coming challenges before the country by getting higher education. University Vice Chancellor Shri DD Agrawal shed light on the university activities and said that motto of MP Bhoj Open University is to avail education opportunity to male and female and students living in remote areas. Shri Agrawal administered convocation oath to students and delivered convocation speech. Students arrived from remove places, parents, teachers and prominent persons were present in the convocation.



aa Future of MP: Startup Conclave “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Dreams’ tomorrow
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2018

The Future of MP: Startup Conclave with the theme “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Dreams” is being organized at B-Nest, the Incubation Centre of Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. on September 29, 2018. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the conclave at 10.00 a.m. The successful and distinguished startup entrepreneurs of the country will give guidance and encourage youth in the One day conclave. In order to establish Madhya Pradesh as a startup hub of the country, the Startup conclave will serve as a platform for the state’s young entrepreneurs and startups of other states to share their views with the outstanding entrepreneurs and will provide opportunity to showcase their products/ideas. Along with the founders of the companies, investors, venture capitalists and policy makers have been invited in the conclave to benefit youth of the state with their experiences. The Conclave will be held in four sessions. The first session will be held from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. During the first session the Founder and CEO of Prataap Snacks Shri Amit Kumar Kumath, Founder and CEO of Netlink Shri Anurag Shrivastava and Director of KPMG Infrastructure, Government and Health Care Shri Himanshu Rattan will give tips on ‘Secret Sauce of Success’. The second session will be held on the theme ‘Accelerating the Economy by Enabling Innovation’ from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The session will begin with the opening remark of the Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh. The CEO of Niti Aayog Shri AMitabh Kant, Founder and CEO of RT Global Infosolutions Shri Rahul Gupta, Founder and CEO of Impetus Shri Praveen Kankariya will express their views and share experiences in this session. The chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will conclude this session with his closing remarks. The third session will be held on the theme ‘Logging into the Millennial Market’ from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. The Co-Founder and CEO of Flyrobe Sushri Shreya Mishra, Founder of Carwale and Chalo Shri Mohit Dubey will express their views in this session. The concluding session will be organised from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. on the theme ‘ Pitch and Hitch’ This session will be addressed by the Founder and Mentor of Amplifi Asia Shri Sudarshan Narayan, Founder and CEO of RT Global Infosolutions Shri Rahul Gupta and by the Founder, Beehive Capital Advisers Shri Bhushan Gajaria. The representatives of academic and professional institutions have been invited in the conclave. This will opportunity to students of academic institutions like IIM-Indore, IIIT-Gwalior, Ujjain Engineering College, SGSITS-Indore, Gyan Ganga Institute of Science and Technology-Jabalpur and Sagar University along with the young entrepreneurs to interact with the panelists through video conferencing. About one lakh 50 thousand youth will participate in the conclave directly across the state. CM Shri Chouhan to inaugurate Office of Metro Project Before the Startup Conclave, the CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the new office of the Bhopal Metro project, situated on the third floor of Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. Office at Govindpura.



aa Police should endeavour to keep up faith in the people: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said at the closing ceremony of the seminar organized on the occasion of the annual National Police Training that every possible effort should be made to retain the image of the confidence of the common people in the police. She said that the police fulfils its responsibilities whenever they have to face any challenges without any hesitation. The Governor told the police officers to vow to become soft-spoken, people-oriented, dependable and professional. The Governor said that digital technology has given new strength to forensic science. Previously all tests, investigation, etc. had to be done physically. Digital technology has made these tasks easy. It will also provide employment opportunities to the youth. She said that cyber crime is not only a challenge for the privacy of the citizens of the country, but it is also a big challenge for the entire world including India in terms of national security. She said that it is the duty of the police officers to present such concrete evidence against the criminals that it provides a strong basis for the court to give its decision fast. She said that the Police Sakhi Yojana is very beneficial to stop crimes against women. This Yojana should be considered for implementation at the national level. Director General of Police, Shri A.P. Maheshwari said that the police should behave well with the public so that a close relationship is established with the people. He said that the responsibility of the police increases due to the geographical, social changes occurring in the country. He said that the number of tourists coming from foreign countries in our country is also constantly on the rise, hence it is the responsibility of the Police to make appropriate arrangements for the safety of the tourists to maintain the country’s image across the world. Director General of Police Shri A.P. Maheshwari, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Director CAPT Shri Pawan Srivastava, Director DRNDD Dr. Anupama Chandra were present on the occasion. A large number of police officers and employees took part in the programme.



aa Organic and Unique farming to be encouraged: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that new techniques will be used to cut down agriculture cost. Organic and unique farming will be encouraged. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Kisan Maha-Sammelan in Pipariya of Hoshangabad district. He transferred incentive amount of Rs. 853 crore in the bank accounts of 9 lakh 48 thousand farmers through RTGS under the Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana on the occasion. Under the Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana, incentive amount of Rs. 4 crore 88 lakh was transferred in the bank accounts of 14 thousand 573 gram producing farmers. Similarly, Rs. 374 lakh in the bank accounts of 187 masoor producing farmers, Rs. 181 lakh in the bank accounts of 93 mustard producing farmers and Rs. 57 crore 7 lakh in the bank accounts of 26 thousand 501 moong producing farmers were transferred towards the incentive amount. Moreover, Shri Chouhan gave loan sanction letters of Rs. 24 lakh to the beneficiaries Mayur Dabar to start a digital laundry and Rs. 7 lakh to Neeraj Sahu for Handloom Shop under the Mukhya Mantri Udhmi Yojana. Similarly, under the Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana, Shri Chouhan gave incentive amount of Rs. One lakh 600, Rs. 75 thousand and Rs. 60 thousand in the symbolic form to farmers Shri Man Singh Gurjar, Shri Khushilal and Shri Ashok respectively. Moreover, under the Sambal Yojana, he gave financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh and Rs. 2 lakh in the form of ex-gratia to Hemraj and Gullu respectively. Along with this, he distributed assistance amount and certificates in the symbolic form to the beneficiaries of Handicapped Pension scheme and Saral Bijli Bill Maafi Yojana. Chief Minister dedicates and performs bhoomi poojan of works costing Rs. 27.89 crore The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated and performed bhoomi poojan of 20 works costing Rs. 27 crore 89 lakh in Pipariya. This include dedication of 5 works costing Rs. 8 crore 24 lakh and bhoomi poojan of 15 works worth Rs. 19 crore 65 lakh. Minister In-Charge of the District Shri Jalam Singh Patel, Member of Parliament Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh, MLA Shri Thakurdas Nagvanshi, wife of the CM Smt. Sadhna Singh, President of Jila Panchayat Shri Kushal Patel, Chairman of MP Civil Supplies Corporation Shri Hitesh Vajpayee, Chairman of MP Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Chairman of the District Cooperative Bank Shri Bharat Singh, other Public Representatives, farmers and villagers in large number were present at the Kisan Maha-Sammelan.



aa To serve patient is like service to humanity: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that service to patient is paramount because it is like service to humanity. She was addressing the Abhyudaya Samvad held in Rajgarh district on Wednesday. At the meeting of the officers of the District Administration, Health and T.B along with the office bearers of the Red Cross and Voluntary Organisations, Smt. Patel mentioned that works related to nurturing, treatment and meals etc. by adopting malnourished children are praiseworthy. The Assistant Professor Sushri Abha Anand and Professor Dr. Basanti Moghe adopted the 10 year old Karina and Ku. Vedika respectively during the meeting. The Governor Smt. Patel during the visit of the Government Kasturba Gandhi Girls School, which is looking after the 150 girls approximately gathered information from the girls about their education, meals, living conditions and their family. She advised the girls that they should be skilful in every work, which is essential in the life along with the studies. The Governor instructed that schemes should be result oriented. After giving benefits of the Union and State Government’s schemes, evaluation should be made after a year that what kind of changes have come at the social and family level of the beneficiary. She further mentioned that this will be more wise condition, if we help people living below the poverty to come out of this category. Governor’s Surprise visit to Children’s ward The Governor Smt. Patel inaugurated the ‘One Stop Centre’ (Sakhi) at the District Hospital. She also conducted surprise visit of the children ward of the hospital and gathered information in detail in connection to the illness of all the children from their parents, doctors and nurses. She distributed fruits among the children and instructed the doctors for their proper medical care. The Governor also inaugurated Nariyoday Kendra at the Office of the Superintendent Police during her visit.



aa Madhya Pradesh is realising dreams of Atal Ji: Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Mahajan
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2018

The Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the first phase of the ambitious Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link Project of Malwa region at Depalpur of Indore district today. The project will create an irrigation command area of 50 thousand 775 hectare in Indore and Ujjain district. The Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Mahajan while addressing the Krishak Samvad programme organized on the occasion of dedication function said that the dreams of the Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee are being realised by the state government in Madhya Pradesh. The river linking campaign is a part of the Atal Ji’s dreams. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken steps forward for the prosperity of the state by realizing the dreams of Atal Ji. The CM Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh will be made poverty free state. The Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana is being implemented at the war footing in order to realise this goal. This schemes will bring prosperity in life of poor families of all sections of the society without any discrimination. He informed that work on Narmada-Parvati and Narmada-Kalisindh project is being started now for the prosperity of Malwa region. He further informed farmers that soybean will not be sold less than Rs. 3400 per quintal in Madhya Pradesh at any cost. Members of Legislative Assembly Shri Manoj Patel and Shri Ramesh Mendola, President of Jila Panchayat Smt. Kavita Patidar, Vice President Shri Gopal Chowdhary, Chairman of Laghu Udyog Nigam Shri Babu Singh Raghuvanshi, Chairman of Civil Supplies Corporation Shri Devraj Singh Parihar. Former MLA Shri Jeetu Jirati, Chairman of Indore Premier CO-Operative Bank Shri Umanarayan Patel, other public representatives and farmers in large number were present on the occasion. Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link Project The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan fulfilled the resolution, taken by him in the year 2012 to bring Narmada water to the basin of Kshipra, Gambhir, Kalisindh and Parvati of Malwa to ensure the permanent solution to resolve the serious water crisis of Malwa region. This resolution is being implemented in the form of Narmada Malwa Link grand campaign. The Narmada-Malwa- Gambhir Link is the second important scheme after the Narmada- Kshipra Simhastha Link Scheme. To achieve the subsequent goals of the Narmada-Malwa Link campaign, works on Narmada-Parvati and Narmada-Kalisindh are also being started. The command area of 50 thousand 775 hectare in Indore and Ujjain district is created by the Narmada-Malwa Gambhir Link project. The project will also facilitate potable water and water for industries of the region. A total of 15 cumec (15 cubic meter per second) Narmada water will be lifted from the main canal situated at the right bank of the Omkareshwar reservoir. Water will be lifted from the 9.775 k.m. of the main canal by approximately 68.142 k.m. long pipeline of 3 meter diameter upto the 427 meter height. Pipelines at both the banks of Gambhir river have been laid for distribution of irrigation water. The length of the right bank pipeline is approximately 70.105 k.m., whereas the length of left bank pipeline is 57.05 k.m. approx. The project costing Rs. 2187 crore will provide irrigation facility on 50 thousand 775 hectare of 164 villages of 7 tahsils of Indore and Ujjain district.



aa CM Shri Chouhan fulfilled his resolution by linking Narmada and Gambhir rivers
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the pious work of releasing Narmada water into Gambhir river by performing pooja archana at the confluence site i.e. Badi Kalmer village of the Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link. Shri Chouhan fulfilled his resolution today, which was taken by him in the year 2012 to link Narmada with Gambhir river. While paying obeisance to Maa Narmada, Shri Chouhan said that this link of Narmada and Gambhir river will bring prosperity in life of farmers of the project area. The soil of Malwa will achieve its belief of Pag Pag Roti-Dag Dag Neer once again. He reiterated his resolution to bring prosperity in farmers and poor’s life on the occasion. MLA Shri Manoj Patel, other public representatives, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, farmers and villagers in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Madhya Pradesh leads in tourism’
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2018

Madhya Pradesh has bagged 10 national awards in tourism sector for two years in a row. In the national awards announced in New Delhi today by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Madhya Pradesh has bagged 10 awards in the tourism sector. The state has retained its Hall of Fame national award for the second year apart from being the Best Tourism State for the third consecutive year. The Hall of Fame award will be effective for three years. The occasion was a prestigious ceremony organized at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on the occasion of World Tourism Day. The award was presented by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Shri K.J Alphons. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, Chairman of Tourism Corporation Shri Tapan Bhoumik, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Managing Director Tourism Board Shri Hari Ranjan Rao, Managing Director Tourism Development Corporation Shri T. Ilayaraja and Additional Managing Director Tourism Board Smt. Bhavna Valimbe were present on the occasion. It may be noted that in the awards announced by the Ministry of Tourism Government of India on the occasion of World Tourism Day the national award for Excellence in Publishing in Foreign Language other than English for publication corporate brochure in German language to Madhya Pradesh, Best Heritage Walk to Indore city, Best Heritage City to City of Joy Mandu, Best Adventure State award to Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand jointly, Excellence in publishing in English language to Coffee Table Book Kanha Tiger Reserve, National award for cleanliness to Indore city, Best Civic Management to Omkareshwar, Best Wildlife guide to Panna national park guide Shri Rashika Prasad, Best Airport to Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Indore and Best Heritage Property to Devbagh Gwalior. Terming the achievement of the state as a matter of pride, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture Shri Surendra Patwa and Chairman of Tourism Board Shrj Tapan Bhoumik expressed joy. Congratulating the entire tourism team, concerned department and institutes for the achievement, they hoped the team continues to work with the same spirit and brings pride to the state.



aa Prime Minister Shri Modi accorded warm welcome at Bhopal Airport
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 September 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reached Bhopal this afternoon. Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, MP and Bharatiya Janata Party National President Shri Amit Shah received the Prime Minister at the airport. Among those who gave a warm welcome to the Prime Minister Shri Modi at the airport included Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh, Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla.



aa Make efforts to spread Gandhi Jis thoughts among children: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 September 2018

Addressing a symposium on the subject of programmes to be held on 150th anniversary of Gandhi Ji at Rajbhavan, the Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that there is need to remind the ideals and views of Mahatma Gandhi among the young generation. Hence, it is duty of the institutions and persons associated with Gandhian philosophy that they should make efforts to spread Gandhi Ji's ideals and views among the children. She said that suggestions received in this symposium will be incorporated in the programme to begin from October 2. Freedom fighters, Gandhian thinkers, intellectuals, writers, journalists and teachers were present in the symposium. Governor Smt. Patel said that all should set the goal and organise programmes with earnestness. She said that one household item of daily use including Khadi clothes manufactured by poor through khadi cottage industry board must be purchased in a year. The Governor said that the Prime Minister has appealed to youths that as they purchase products of other companies looking brand, they should include Khadi brand of Gandhi Ji in it. The Governor said that if we make joint efforts, the concept of Gandhi Ji's Swaraj can be fulfilled. Governor Smt. Patel said that Gandhi Ji was strictly against liquor. Therefore, concrete efforts should be made for de-addiction in the country and the state. At least in a village, de-addiction campaign should be conducted seriously and with dedication by voluntary and social organisations. Through this, we can de-addict large number of people. She said that we should extend help in removing family problems and upliftment of women working as maid in houses. Smt. Patel said that health checkup camps should be held in urban bodies for workers and they should be provided free treatment. Shri Dayaram Namdev of Gandhi Bhawan Trust said that the motives of the symposium is to get suggestions on issues like declining human values, rising pollution, decline in water level, nature therapy, and quality, incorporating them with Gandhian philosophy. Persons from administration, social organisations, freedom fighters and other intellectuals made suggestions. The governor said that any person can send suggestions on Rajbhavan's email ID mprajbhavan@mp.gov.in regarding programmes to be held on Gandhi Ji's 150th anniversary.



aa Be constantly vigilant of works of approved drinking water schemes: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 September 2018

The 15th meeting of the Board of Directors of Jal Nigam was held here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Shri Chouhan said at the meeting that the construction works of the scheme should be completed within the given time limit with the best quality. He instructed that constant vigilance of the works should be maintained. Public Health Engineering Minister Smt. Kusum Mehdele and Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh were present at the meeting. It was told during the meeting that 48 group water supply schemes are being implemented by the Jal Nigam out of which 16 schemes worth Rs one thousand 42 crore had been completed. With the completed schemes, about 9 lakh population of 694 villages are getting clean tap-water. About 32 group tap-water supply schemes worth more than total 3 thousand 59 crores are under construction. These schemes will benefit 30 lakh population of 2 thousand 478 villages. During the meeting it was informed that 9 schemes worth total Rs 4 thousand 512 crore for 33 lakh people of 3 thousand 467 villages have been approved under N.D.B. Five schemes out of the approved projects are under construction while the remaining 4 projects are under tender process. The projects under construction include Satna-Bansagar, Pawai dam, Kundaliya, Mohanpura and Pahadgarh. Projects under tender process include Payali, Bayama, Kandela and Gadakota.



aa CM Shri Chouhan immerses Lord Shri Ganesha’s idol at Prempura Ghat
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan immersed Lord Shri Ganesha’s idol at Prempura Ghat. The Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, wife of the CM Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan, family members and members of his personal staff participated in the procession. The President of Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan and devotees in large number were also present on the occasion. The procession raising slogan ‘Ganpati Bappa Mourya- Agle Baras Tu Jaldi Aa’ started from the CM House, reached immersion site traversing through Polytechnic Square, Roshanpura, New Market, Rangmahal Talkies, Jawahar Chowk Depot Square and Bhadbhada Square. The Chief Minister and Mandli of Bhajan Singers recited Ganpati Vandana and slogans in praise of Lord Shri Ganesh throughout the procession. The idol of Lord Shri Ganesha was immersed with Maha Arti at Prempura Ghat. Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan distributed Prasad among the devotees. The entire atmosphere was filled with devotion and exuberance. The devotees while expressing their devotion showered flowers at various places and raised slogans in praise of Ganpati Bappa.



aa CM Shri Chouhan called on by delegation of Rashtriya Muslim Manch
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was called on by the delegation of Rashtriya Muslim Manch of Madhya Pradesh here today. Shri Chouhan was also honoured by the delgation on this occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that the Rashtriya Muslim Manch is an organization which loves the country. The state government has prepared schemes for the welfare of all the sections of the society. House will be provided to each poor in the next 4 years. The benefit of Sambal Yojana is being provided to every poor and the state government is working with a mission to bring positive change in the life of poor. The Office Bearers of the organization Shri Farooque Khan and Shri S.K. Moiuddin were present at the programme.



aa ‘Ayushman Bharat’-A New Revolution: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that ‘Ayushman Bharat’ Yojana is a new revolution. This is the biggest health security scheme of the world. This unique scheme has been prepared by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the poor. As many as One crore 30 lakh families of the state will be benefitted by this scheme. Shri Chouhan was addressing the inaugural function of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Ayushman Bharat-Niramay Madhya Pradesh here today. The Union Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Minister for Social Justice Shri Thawarchand Gehlot were present at the programme. Shri Chouhan mentioned that medical facility is basic right of the citizens. Everyone has right over the resources. The Sambal Yojana of the state government is the biggest social security scheme of the world. The beneficiaries of the Sambal Yojana have also been linked with the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. The Public Welfare schemes of the union government are being implemented in Madhya Pradesh on priority. House will be provided to each poor by the year 2022 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The state is also leading in Ujjawala Yojana and gas connections have been provided to 40 lakh women in the state under the scheme. The Ayushman Bharat- Niramay Madhya Pradesh Yojana will be implemented in the state in the form of trust model. A wide campaign will be conducted to spread awareness among the people about this scheme. This scheme has been launched to transforms common man’s life. He further said that healthy body is the biggest blessing. The Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan has helped in preventing diseases. A remarkable decline has been registered in the percentage of diseases in Indore city, which has topped in the Swachchta Survey. Shri Chouhan stated that no poor will be deprived of medical treatment in the state. Assistance is being given constantly from the Mukhya Mantri Discretionary Fund and State Illness Assistance Fund. Moreover, scheme like Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel free medicines distribution is being run in the state. Madhya Pradesh leading in implementation of Union Government’s Schemes The Union Minister for Rural Development Shri Narendra SinghTomar said that the Union Government is making efforts and working with an intention to fulfill the dream of comprehensive development. Individual’s progress is must along with the regions’ development. Several schems are being implemented to improve the life standard of poor and people of weaker section. The Ayushman Bharat Yojana is being launched to ensure Healthy and Clean India. Madhya Pradesh is always topped in execution of the union government’s schemes in the past and will also lead in implementation of this scheme. He further asserted that Madhya Pradesh is leading in the country in execution of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Poor to get medical facilities without inconvenience The Union Minister for Social Justice Shri Gehlot said that several schemes are being implemented for the welfare of poor in the state by the government. Everyone should remain healthy and happy is our ancient tradition. The Ayushman Bharat Yojana has been introduced to ensure medical facilities to poor without any inconvenience. It is sure that Madhya Pradesh will also lead in implementation of this scheme. The Minister for Revenue of Madhya Pradesh Shri Umashankar Gupta said that the Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a scheme meant for transformation of poor’s life along with the development of the state. Take a resolution that the benefit of this scheme should be availed by each eligible family. He further informed that schemes meant for bringing prosperity in the life of poor have been implemented on priority in the state. The Additional Chief Secretary Health Smt. Gouri Singh informed that as many as One crore 30 lakh families of the state will be benefitted by this scheme. The Deendayal Swasthya Sursksha Parishad has been constituted to implement this scheme. A total of 300 government and private hospitals have been listed under the scheme. Ayushman Mitras have been posted at all the identified hospitals under the scheme. At the programme, scheme’s cards in symbolic form were distributed among the beneficiaries. The website of the scheme was inaugurated and instructions’ journal of the scheme was released. Moreover, e-hospital website of 51 district hospitals of the state was also inaugurated during the programme. In addition, the Antibiotic Policy of Madhya Pradesh was released and a scheme for placing colourful bed sheets everyday in the government hospitals of the state was also inaugurated. Furthermore, the Superintendents of Satna and Bhind District Hospitals were awarded at the programme for selection under the Rashtriya Kayakalp Abhiyan. The live speech of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, given on the occasion of inauguration of the scheme in Ranchi was heard at the programme. The Member of Parliament Shri Alok Sanjar, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education Shri R.S. Julaniya, other Public Representatives and beneficiaries of the scheme in large number were present at the programme.



aa Governor extends greetings to people of the state on Ganesh Chaturthi
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. In her message, the Governor said that Ganesh Chaturthi is a prominent festival celebrated by the people of India. Smt. Patel said that the festival spreads the message of national and social unity. The festival inspires us to work for each other’s welfare and assist each other in times of need. She said that Lord Ganesh is known as Vighna Vinashak, Mangalkarta, Ridhhi Sidhhi ke Daata and a storehouse of Vidya and Intelligence. She wished a happy and peaceful life to the people of the state on the occasion.



aa Adequate number of doctors to be provided in rural areas- CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said at Ratlam today that adequate number of doctors will be made available in rural areas. The number of medical colleges is increasing steadily in the state. Earlier, 600 doctors were prepared in the state per year. Now 2600 doctors will be available in the state every year. He gave this information while laying the foundation and dedicating construction works including the Medical College in Ratlam worth more than Rs 400 crores. Shri Chouhan announced that the benefits of Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana will be given to the students of Ratlam Medical College also. The Chief Minister performed puja-archana of Maa Saraswati at Medical College premises. Shri Chouhan told that state-of-the-art medical equipments have been made available in Ratlam Medical College. A 750-bedded hospital has been built in the Medical College. Proper arrangement has been made available in the hospital for treatment of serious diseases. Congratulating the first batch of students of the Medical College, Shri Chouhan said that Ratlam Medical College hospital will definitely be the best hospital in Ujjain division. Shri Chouhan informed the students about the state government’s financial assistance schemes for higher education. MLA Shri Chaitanya Kashyap presented a citation created with golden words to the Chief Minister. About 25 NGOs and organizations including the local Industries Association, Laghu Udyog Bharati, Vaishya Maha Sammelan, Namkeen Merchant Association, Indian Medical Association, congratulated the Chief Minister. MLA and Deputy Chairman of State Planning Commission Shri Chaitanya Kashyap, Chairman of State Finance Commission Shri Himmat Kothari, Chairman of State Agriculture Commission Shri Ishwarlal Patidar, MLA Shri Mathuralal Damar, Dr. Rajendra Pandey, Shri Jitendra Gehlot, Smt. Sangeeta Charel, Mayor Dr. Sunita Yadre, District Panchayat President Shri Pramesh Madda, President of District Cooperative Bank Shri Ashok Chautala, Commissioner Medical Education Shri Shivshekhar Shukla, other public representatives and elite citizens were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan extends Ganesh Chaturthi’s greeting to people
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan extended greetings on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi to people of the state. He prayed that happiness and prosperity come to every house on this pious occasion. In his greeting message, Shri Chouhan said that Shri Ganesha, the Lord of intellect and wisdom gives us an inspiration to undertake best and creative works. He urged people to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with traditional fervor, enthusiasm, joy and harmony.



aa CM Shri Chouhan lays foundation stone of Suwasra-Shamgarh Micro Irrigation Project worth Rs. 1662.47 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan transferred Bhavantar Rashi of Rs. 243.58 crore of onion and garlic in the bank accounts of 61 thousand 478 farmers of Mandsaur, Neemuch and Ratlam district under the Bhavantar Yojana through laptop. The amount has been deposited in the banks accounts during the Farmers Grand Convention and dedication/foundation stone laying programme under the Krishak Samriddhi Yojana held at Suwasra of Mandsaur district today. Besides this, he also laid foundation stone of Suwasra-Shamgarh Micro Irrigation Project costing Rs. 1662 crore. Moreover, he also made announcement for upgradation of Sitamau Degree College into PG College and for installation of life size statue of Maharana Pratap at Suwasra. CM Shri Chouhan said that water will be supplied to the farmers’ agriculture fields through pipeline and a total of 80 thousand hectare land of 260 villages will be benefitted under the Suwasra-Shamgarh Irrigation Project. Apart from this about 45 million cubic meter pure water will be made available for 820 villages. This unique project has been brought to India after Israel and Netherland. Moreover, Shri Chouhan mentioned that the amount has been transferred in the bank accounts of farmers of Mandsaur, Ratlam and Neemuch district today. Amount in the farmers’ bank accounts of the remaining districts will be deposited on September 22. He further stated that Madhya Pradesh Government will give suitable support price to the farmers for soybean, wheat, paddy and all other crops. Shri Chouhan said that soybean will not be allowed to sell less than the price of Rs. 3400 per quintal in Madhya Pradesh. Wheat will not be sold less than Rs. 2 thousand per quintal and suitable support price for paddy will be given to the farmers too. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan mentioned that farmers holding 2.5 acre land were eligible earlier under the Sambal Yojana, but now farmers holding up to 5 acre land have been made eligible by the government under the scheme. He stated that irrigation facility on 40 lakh hectare area has been provided in the last few years. This facility will be provided on 41 lakh hectare area in the coming time. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of 14 development works to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 25 crore 76 lakh 89 thousand for Mandsaur Assembly constituency, 7 works worth Rs. 16 crore 55 lakh 80 thousand for Garoth Assembly constituency and 11 development works costing Rs. 18 crore 74 lakh 76 thousand for Suwasra Assembly constituency. He also laid foundation stone of railway over bridge to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 30 crore 46 lakh at Sanjeet Railway crossing, culvert worth Rs. 12 crore 30 lakh parallel to big culvert near Muktidham on Shivna river along with the bridge to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 20 crore 19 lakh at the gate no. 141 of Pipaliya mandi. The Member of Parliament Shri Sudhir Gupta, President of Jila Panchayat Smt. Priyanka Goswami and Shri Banshilal Gurjar, MLAs Shri Yashpal Singh Sisodiya, Shri Jagdis Dewda, Shri Chandersingh Sisodiya, Shri Hardeep Singh Dag, Shri Kailash Chawla, Shri Omprakash Saklecha, Shri Dilip Singh Parihar, Chairman of the District Cooperative Bank Shri Madanlal Rathore, Shri Devilal Dhakad and Shri Radheshyam Patidar were present on the occasion.



aa Must to maintain social harmony in state: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the Kundaliya Dam costing Rs. 4 thousand crore and laid foundation stone of Micro Irrigation Project at Kundlaiya village of Agar-Malwa today. He said that it is must to maintain a tradition of social harmony in the state. He further mentioned that all the schemes of the state government have been implemented to bring happiness in the life of people belonging to all the religions and caste. On demand from the people, Shri Chouhan made an announcement to name Kundaliya Dam as Atal Sagar Dam. Informing about the achievements of the state in the field of irrigation and agriculture besides Sambal Yojana, he urged people to come forward and avail benefits of the schemes to make their life prosperous. Apprising about the Kundlaiya Dam, Shri Chouhan mentioned that irrigation facility will be provided on 3 lakh 25 thousand acre agriculture land of 535 villages of Rajgarh and Agar-Malwa district from this dam. Drinking water will be made available easily to the surrounding cities too under this project. He further stated that the survey will be conducted of those villages, which have been affected by the dam. Compensation will be given immediately in those villages, where it is due. soybean not to be allowed to sell less than the price of Rs. 3400 per quintal Shri Chouhan assured farmers that soybean will not be allowed to sell less than the price of Rs. 3400 per quintal. The Bhavantar Rashi to garlic-onion producing farmers’ of Agar-Malwa, Rajgarh and Shajapur district will be given on September 22. The Members of Parliament Shri Manohar Untwal and Shri Rodmal Nagar, MLAs Shri Murlidhar Patidar, Shri Gopal Parmar, Shri Hazarilal Dangi, Shri Kunwar Kothar, President of Jila Panchayat Smt. Kalabai Guhatiya, other Public Representatives, villagers and farmers in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Students giving exams in Hindi will be taught English-MoS Shri Joshi
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 September 2018

The Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya has given the facility of giving Engineering examination in Hindi medium to the Hindi speaking students. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between CRISP and AA Edutech to enhance communication skills and for personality development of these students to match global needs. These students will be taught English to enhance their communication skills. Former Indian Cricket Team Captain Shri K. Shrikant is the Director of AA Edutech. This was informed by Minister of State for Technical Education and Skill Development (Independent Charge) and School Education Shri Deepak Joshi at the “Uday” programme organized in Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya. Shri Joshi said that 30 selected students of the university are being imparted training in the first phase of “Uday” programme which includes 360 hours of online and offline training. Be achievers Shri K. Shrikant told the students that they should not study simply to score marks. He said that if they work with positive thinking and passion, they would be achievers. He said that they should not bother about people say. Shri Shrikant said that Sachin Tendulkar created his record 100 centuries due to positive approach and passion. Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sunil Gupta said that to become a good communicator, it is important to be good speakers besides being a good audience. He told that an internship awareness drive is also being conducted along with the Uday programme. An MoU was signed between Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya and AA Edutech, Chennai. CEO of CRISP Shri Mukesh Sharma proposed the vote of thanks. The Principal and students were present during the programme.



aa Governor and CM inaugurate construction work of Medical University’s Administrative Building
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 September 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated construction work of Administrative Building of Madhya Pradesh Ayurvigyan University to be built at a cost of Rs. 20 crore 38 lakh in Jabalpur today. The Governor Smt. Patel said that beginning of the administrative building’s construction work of the Ayurvigyan University in Jabalpur is a moment of happiness. She further stated that the state government is making honest efforts to provide better medical facilities to children, elders and poor. The state is constantly moving forward in the field of medical education and it will certainly prove beneficial for people of the state. Moreover, the Governor Smt. Patel mentioned that insanitation is the root cause of several diseases. We should make efforts to ensure cleanliness in our surrounding area to avoid diseases. She said that keeping in view the children’s health, arrangements made in the primary schools and aaganbadi kendras for dental and eyes checkup along with blood test of children is important. The Governor also cautioned about the danger of decline in hemoglobin level in girls. Medical education should be given in Hindi language On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that just like other in countries, the language of their country is the medium for all types of studies, in the same way, initiative should be taken to implement Hindi language in medical streams. He said that exchange of ideas in one’s own language will certainly be possible in a better way. The Chief Minister congratulated Vice Chancellor of the Medical University Dr. R.S. Sharma, for conducting an examination in Hindi language. In his address, Shri Chouhan also mentioned about the Indian system of diagnosing and treating diseases by checking the pulse. Shri Chouhan said that there is provision to provide treatment in private hospitals as per need under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Referring to the payment of fees of students taking admission in medical, engineering and other vocational courses by the government under Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Chhatra Yojana, he said that the last year government paid the fees of 800 students who took admission in medical colleges. Shri Chouhan emphasized to take steps for promoting ayurved and other medical treatment methods along with allopathy at the university. Shri Chouhan hoped that Medical University will give new direction to medical colleges of the state and will also help check the shortage of doctors. Referring to the Super Specialty Hospital, the Chief Minister said that Rs 44 crore 8 lakhs has been approved with a view to enhance expertise in the field chest, tuberculosis and neurology. MP and State Bharatiya Janata Party President Shri Rakesh Singh said that medical science is the biggest medium of service of the world and a doctor is considered next to God. He said that Jabalpur is one among those cities in the country where five universities are functioning. The credit of three out of these universities goes to Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Governor Smt. Patel and CM Shri Chouhan released the Journal of Dentistry prepared by the Dental Science Faculty of the Medical University. Among those present on the occasion were Minister of State (Independent Charge)for Medical Education Shri Sharad Jain, MLA Shri Anchal Sonkar, Shri Sushil Tiwari Indu, Smt. Pratibha Singh, Smt. Nandini Marawi and Shri Ashok Rohani, Mayor Smt. Dr. Swati Godbole, District Panchayat President Smt. Manorama Patel, Jabalpur Development Authority Chairman Dr. Vinod Mishra, Mahakaushal Development Authority Chairman Shri Prabhat Sahu, Deputy Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Backward Class and Minority Finance Development Corporation Shri S.K. Moiddin, Former Minister Shri Ajay Vishnoi and Shri Harendrajit Singh Babbu.



aa State Outreach Conference of Ministry of External Affairs on September 24 in Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 September 2018

A State Outreach Conference is being organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in cooperation of the state government on September in Bhopal. In a meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh at Mantralaya, it has been informed that the conference is being organized with an objective to establish mutual communication between the Ministry of External Affairs, State Government and common man in connection to the activities being conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs. Information regarding redressal of problems in connection to passport service, pre departure training for expatriates, protection of interest of Indian expatriates, problems of Indian students studying abroad and their welfare, marriages of Indian expatriates and voting will be given in the conference. The Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shri V.K. Singh will take part in the conference being organized under the Videsh Sampark initiative. The Chief Secretary Shri Singh has given instructions that participation of universities’ students, tourism units and representatives of industrial along with trade organizations should be ensured in the conference, so that the common man should understand the working procedures of the Ministry of External Affairs and for expansion of public facilities. The Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Vivek Agrawal and other Officers were present in the meeting.



aa Farmers should not face any difficulty in crop registration – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the work of registration of crops of farmers should be completed within the prescribed time limit. The process of registration should be simple and easy. Farmers should not face any difficulty. Shri Chouhan was today reviewing the crop registration work at state-level at the state hangar. It was informed during the review that widespread preparations have been made for crop registration. As many as 2 thousand 954 registration centres have been set up in state where the work of registration will continue up to September 11. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary and other senior officers were present on the occasion.



aa Safety of women is our responsibility: Revenue Minister Shri Gupta
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 August 2018

Women of Ward 29 and 32 tied rakhis to Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta enthusiastically. Shri Gupta said that the safety of women is our responsibility. Shri Gupta distributed sarees to the women who tied rakhis to him. Shri Gupta said that the government has launched several schemes for the welfare of women. He said that girls are becoming millionaires since birth these days. Their marriages are being conducted under Mukhya Mantri Vivah/Nikah Yojana. Free domestic gas connections are being given under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to rid women from smoke. Arrangement of free treatment has been made for the women. Women are being provided Rs 4 thousand during pregnancy and Rs 12 thousand post delivery for nutritious meal under Sambal Yojana. Local public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan dedicates and lays foundation of works costing Rs. 1700 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated and performed bhoomi poojan of development works costing Rs. 1700 crore at Rahli of Sagar district today. The Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava, Minister for Home Shri Bhupendra Singh, Member of Parliament Shri Laxminarayan Yadav, other Public Representatives and people in large number from urban and rural area were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that the State Government is making all possible efforts to bring prosperity in the life of farmers, poor and needy persons of the society. While enlightening about the public welfare schemes being implemented in the state, he urged people to come forward to avail benefits of the schemes. Shri Chouhan reiterated his commitment for the progress of the state on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan calls on Union Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today called on Union Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal at New Delhi to discuss pending issues related to railways in detail and urged him for speedy redressal. Shri Chouhan told that projects including Lalitpur-Sagar-Devri, Kareli-Chhindwada, Khajuraho-Chhatarpur, Sagar-Jabalpur, Chhatarpur-Panna-Satna, Damoh-Panna, Lalitpur-Chanderi-Guna, Jhansi-Shivpuri-Sheopur, Sagar-Rehli-Jabalpur, Chhatarpur-Harpalpur, Chhatarpur-Singrauli, 88.75 km, Rewa- Sidhi, 75.75 km Sidhi-Singrauli etc. are pending since long. The Chief Minister said that people of the state have to face a lot of difficulties due to railway projects pending at various levels. He urged the Union Minister to help in completing all pending projects of the state at the earliest.



aa ndore-Manmad new Railway Line Project will reduce Mumbai distance by 171 k.m.
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 August 2018

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for Indore-Manmad, 362 k.m. long New Railway Project between the Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust, Union Ministry for Shipping, Union Ministry for Railways, Madhya Pradesh Government and Maharashtra Government in New Delhi today. The project costing Rs. 8575 crore will reduce the distance between Indore and Mumbai by 171 k.m. The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister for Road Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Railways Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State for Defence Shri Subhash Bhamre and Chairman of the Railway Board Shri Ashvini Lohani were present on this occasion. The Union Minister Shri Gadkari said that trade will boost, owing to the less distance between the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh i.e. Indore and Mumbai besides Manmad. Containers carrying goods would reach directly to Manmad and Jawahar Lal Nehru Port from Indore now. Moreover, tourism will also flourish because of the convenient commuting of the common man. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has informed that this road will pass through Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor-Igatpuri, Nashik via Sinar to Pune, Khed, Dhule and Nardana. This project will result in an economic benefit of about Rs. 15 thousand crore within the first 10 years of its operation. In addition, it will help in employment generation and further it will help in reducing pollution and fuel consumption. Shri Chouhan said that equity share of the Government of Madhya Pradesh or its nominated undertaking will be 15 percent. This project will bring down logistic cost drastically for movement of cargo from the cities of North India like Lucknow, Gwalior, Kanpur, Agra and Indore, Dhule besides Bhopal region to Jawaharlal Nehru Port and Mumbai.



aa CM Shri Chouhan attends beneficiary Pidiya’s griha-pravesh in Jhabua district
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended the griha-pravesh programme of Pidiya, son of Laliya, beneficiary of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, at Rajla village in Rama block during his visit to Jhabua district on Monday. Minister in charge of the district Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLA Shri Shantilal Bilwal and other public representatives were present on the occasion. Expressing his gratitude to the Chief Minister, beneficiary Pidiya said that he makes both ends meet by working as a labourer. He had a one-room house covered with roof tiles and clay. They had to face the ill-effects of all weathers which included heat wave during the summer, cold wave in winter and leakage in rainy season. They had to live with the constant fear that their kuchha house could collapse any time. Pidiya now says that Pradhan Mantri Gramin Yojana has solved all his problems. Now they do not have to worry about heatwave, cold wave and leakages.



aa Pay special attention on repair and quality of roads during rainy season: Minister Shri Rampal Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 August 2018

The Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh has given instructions that special attention should be paid on repair and quality of roads during the rainy season. He gave necessary instructions to make the roads convenient for commuting during the next 3 months. Shri Singh was reviewing the delayed projects of national highways at Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation's office today. The Principal Secretary Shri Mohammad Suleman and Managing Director of the Corporation Shri D.P Ahuja beside other Senior Officers were present on the occasion. The progress of Jabalpur to Hiran river N.H. 12, Sindur river up to Bareli S.H.-12, Bareli to Goharganj N.H.-12, Goharganj to Bhopal N.H.-12, Barela to Mandla S.H.-12 A and Maihar to Shahdol section S.H. 78 were reviewed in the meeting. Along with this, targets were set for the next 3 months. The contractual amount of Rs. 391.50 crore, 477.590 crore, 556.200 crore, 529.88 crore, 251.64 crore and 333 crore has been decided for these roads respectively. Works on these roads will be carried with approximately Rs. 2540 crore. Minister Shri Singh instructed that contractors are supposed to get their work assessed themselves. They will have to ensure repair works constantly. Any other review and instructions in this matter is not needed. He further mentioned that repair work is a constant process. This process should continue to make the road convenient for travelling. He stated that work should not be stopped at any cost. Works will be reviewed again next month. Contractor denied any hindrance from the government level that has caused delay, when Shri Singh enquired about it from them



aa CM Shri Chouhan dedicates Collectorate building at Alirajpur
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the newly-constructed Collectorate building at Alirajpur. The building well equipped with modern facilities has been constructed at a cost of Rs 21 crore 94 lakh. Shri Chouhan viewed the photo gallery at the Collectorate premises. CM Shri Chouhan dedicated the new ITI building at Sondwa and laid the foundation of Mukhya Mantri Gram Sarovar Yojana at Sajanpur and Balpur village and Mukhya Mantri Nal-Jal Yojana at Lakshmani village. Chandrashekhar Science Park dedicated Shri Chouhan dedicated the Chandrashekhar Science Park and apprised himself with the portraits of scientists and models put up at the park. More than 40 models and a science gallery has been set up at the park developed on one acre area. Rajya Sabha MP Shri Prabhat Jha, Minister of State for Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Balkrishna Patidar, MLA Shri Nagarsingh Chouhan and Shri Madhav Singh Dabar, District Panchayat President Smt. Anita Chouhan and other public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa Geo-Rich software to control quality and cost of rural roads–ACS Shri Bains
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 August 2018

The Geo-Rich software will give pace to the decision of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak which will ensure control of quality and cost of the roads. This was said by Additional Chief Secretary of Panchayat and Rural Development Department Shri Iqbal Singh Bains at a one-day workshop organised on MP Rural Connectivity Project Geo-Rich Software. The workshop was organised under the joint aegis of MPRRDA, World Bank and AIIB at Hotel Courtyard Marriott. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Bains said that MPRRDA has fulfilled the responsilibity of construction of good quality roads. Maintenance of about one lakh k.m. rural roads is being undertaken in a better way. Chief Executive Officer of Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority Shri Nitesh Vyas said that the Geo-Rich software for online processing of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana from monitoring to payment in accordance with the World Bank conditions is ready. This will be the country’s first software prepared by Senior Technical Director of Madhya Pradesh NIC Shri Vivek Chitle and his team in which the entire process of road construction will be online. CEO Shri Vyas said that the Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was started for those who were not coming within the purview of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak project, to connect them to the (Barahmasi) perennial roads. The responsibility of asphaltation of about 10 thousand kilometers of roads made under the Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana has been entrusted to the Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority. A loan agreement of Rs 2 thousand 275 crores was signed between Madhya Pradesh Government, World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Development Bank in April 2018 for the construction and maintenance of these roads. As per the agreement, the State government was required to develop an online system for continuous monitoring and quality control of the entire monitoring-to-payment process. The World Bank representative said that the software has been prepared to upload the entire process of road construction online in record time in Madhya Pradesh. For this the Authority and NIC team deserve the credit. It may be noted that an e-marg software has already been implemented for the maintenance of Pradhan Mantri roads in Madhya Pradesh earlier, which is being implemented by the Union Ministry of Rural Development all over the country.



aa CM Shri Chouhan attends house warming function of Ramsingh’s family
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended house warming function of Ramsingh at Ban village of Ranapur block- Jhabua district today. It may be mentioned that Ramsingh’s family has got pucca house under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The Minister In-Charge of the District Shri Vishwas Sarang and other Public Representatives were present on the occasion. Ramsingh told the CM Shri Chouhan that he takes care of his family by doing labour work. He had kuchcha house earning consisting of one room. He used to become afraid during the rainy season. Pucca house was possible for him. Ramsingh, the beneficiary further said that he has got pucca house now owing to the Pradhan Mantri Awas yojana. Besides this, there is a toilet in the house, now his family need not go outside for toilet



aa Governor ties Rakhi to Chief Minister and 500 persons
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 August 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel tied Rakhi to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and approximately 500 persons including various social, voluntary and welfare organizations besides males and females on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. She also extended Raksha Bandhan greetings to all on this occasion. Moreover the Governor also sent Rakhis to the soldiers of Dronachal Centre of Army located in Bhopal. The Governor visited CM House and tied Rakhi to CM Shri Chouhan. CM’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh and family members were present on the occasion. It may be mentioned that people, who visited the Raj Bhavan for Rakhi included speech and hearing impaired besides mentally challenged children of Asha Niketan, women of reformatory home of Woman and Child Development Department, disabled children of Arushi Sanstha, handicapped children of SOS Balgram, students of Barkatullah Vishvavidyalaya, children of Bal Niketan and jawans of Rajbhavan Police barrack. The Governor Smt. Patel distributed prizes to the winner students of Raj Bhavan Rakhi competition. She also distributed sarees to the 4th class employees of the Raj Bhavan.



aa To make women self-reliant is State Government’s Mission: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 August 2018

The festival of love and bond Raksha Bandhan celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety at the CM House today. Women of all the sections of the society and religions besides members of various social organization tied rakhi to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Chief Minister extended rakhi greetings to all the sisters. CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government is working on a mission to make women self-reliant. Several steps have been taken in the state to make women self-dependent socially, economically and politically. Women have important contributions in the progress of the state. Many schemes have been started in the state for women empowerment. This includes schemes like Ladli Laxmi, Kanya Vivah-Nikah, Gaon ki Beti and Pratibha Kiran Yojana etc. Arrangement for 50 percent reservation in local bodies, 50 percent in teachers’ recruitment and 33 percent in other government services has been made in the state for women. The women self-help groups are being strengthened further. Madhya Pradesh is the first state of the country, which has enacted a law to give death punishment to convicts for committing heinous crime with girls. Efforts for women empowerment will be continued further. Shri Chouhan made appeal that suggestions should be given for women empowerment to the state government. CM’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh, Minister of State for Cooperative (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MLA Shri Surendranath Singh and women in large number were present on the occasion.



aa No dearth of resources for quality education: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 August 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated Higher Secondary School building built at a cost of Rs. One crore at Upray village of Datia district today. He mentioned that development of Upray village is his priority. Resources are must to provide education of good quality to children, he added. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) yojana is the most important yojana of the state for the welfare of poor. He also elaborated the yojana on the occasion. Every individual should contribute their best for Datia’s development Minister Dr. Mishra, while addressing the people present in thanks giving programme held after the successful programme of Parthiv Shivling Nirman at the local Vrindavan Dham, said that every individual must participate in development of Datia. Contribution of all is must in every work. He further mentioned that his every breath is committed for Datia and its people’s development.



aa One who puts his life at stake for others is the real hero
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chounan said that brave citizens and jawans will be recommended for President’s Lifesaving Medal. Those who put their lives at stake to save others are the real heroes of the society. Shri Chouhan was felicitating the brave citizens and jawans who rescued people trapped due to heavy rain upstream in Sultangarh in Shivpuri, at CM House. He presented Samman Nidhi of Rs 5 lakhs each to 4 citizens. He instructed to felicitate 3 members each of District Police Force and State Response Force, Gwalior separately. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Director General Civil Defence and Disaster Management Shri Mahan Bharat Sagar were also present. CM Shri Chouhan said that people who do good deeds should be appreciated. He said that citizens, State Disaster Response Force, Police and Administration did a highly commendable job by rescuing citizens trapped in Sultangarh near Mohana of Shivpuri district recently. He told that he too stayed awake all night and apprised himself with the situation after he got information about the incident. He spoke to the Union Defence Minister and Home Minister. He said that an Indian Air Force helicopter arrived and saved 5 persons but had to return when the weather condition worsened. At such a time, the villagers came to the rescue like ‘Devdoot’ and took people to the other end on ropes after the water level receded. He said that the decision to honour them has been taken due to their courageous attitude and perceptiveness towards social responsibility. He told that Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia had also reached the spot. Citizens felicitated with a Samman Nidhi of Rs 5 lakhs each by CM Shri Chouhan include Shri Ramdas, son of Shri Sabharam, Shri Bhagirath, son of Shri Jalma, Shri Nijam Shah, son of Shri Shambhu Shah and Shri Kallan, son of Shi Ramjilal. In addition, Sub-Inspector Shri Pradeep Kumar of State Response Force, Gwalior, Head Constable Shri Rajesh Kumar Yadav, Shri Gajendra Singh Kaurav, Sub-Inspector of District Police Force Shri Gopal Choubey, Sub-Inspector Shri Surendra Singh Yadav, Sub-Inspector Shri Amit Sharma and Constable Shri Mukesh Yadav will also be felicitated with Samman Nidhi separately.



aa Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana Hitgrahi Sammelan on August 25
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 August 2018

The Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana Hitgrahi Sammelan will be held in Motilal Nehru Stadium from 11 am on August 25 with Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan as the chief guest. Nearly 4 lakh beneficiaries from the urban areas particularly the footpath vendors will be benefitted through various schemes at the Sammelan. The Sammelan will be organized in all urban bodies under the Sambal Yojana. Benefits letter and Identity cards will be distributed to footpath vendors, roadside stall owners, auto rickshaw drivers, cycle rickshaw drivers, hand cart pullers along with other beneficiaries of Sambal Yojana. Shri Chouhan will hold a direct dialogue with beneficiaries of Jabalpur, Vidisha, Hoshangabad, Ujjain, Gwalior and Dewas from Bhopal. The discussion will be telecast live in all urban bodies.



aa Khandwa and Badwani of Indore division included in Aspirational Districts
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 August 2018

Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh has instructed that works of aspirational districts selected under important programmes of the Government of India should be undertaken in other districts as well. Two districts of Indore division, Khandwa and Badwani have been included in aspirational districts. Integrated efforts are being made to achieve various indicators related to human and community development and welfare in these districts. Various innovations are being planned at the local level to achieve the indicators fixed for the districts. Chief Secretary Shri Singh today reviewed the progress of the works being undertaken in these districts in Indore. It was informed at the meeting that various works are being undertaken under the guidance of NITI Aayog. As many as 115 districts of 28 states of the country have been chosen as aspirational districts. These include 8 districts of Madhya Pradesh out of which two districts are from Indore division. Coordinated efforts are being made to achieve indicators of improvement in health and nutrition level, expansion of education, development of agriculture, water resources and basic infrastructure, financial inclusion and skill upgradation in these districts. Works being undertaken by NITI Aayog are being reviewed every month and rankings are also being fixed. Chief Secretary Shri Singh instructed that all possible efforts should be made to achieve the fixed indicators. All selected districts should make detailed plans of their districts and implement them. Help should be taken from the representatives of the NITI Aayog Knowledge Partners Bill and the Melinda Gates Foundation. He also instructed all the divisional officers that they would make frequent visits to the selected districts and help complete the indicators. Additional Chief Secretary, Forest Shri K.K. Singh gave information of the works being undertaken in the selected districts. Divisional Commissioner Shri Raghavendra Singh, Principal Secretary Public Service Management Shri Hariranjan Rao, Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Pashchim Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Shri Akash Tripathi, Commissioner Commercial Taxes Shri Pavan Sharma, Labour Commissioner Shri Rajesh Bahuguna, Shri Ajit Kumar, Collectors, Upper Collectors of all districts and Chief Executive Officers of all district panchayats were present during the meeting.



aa What we give to nature, nature gives back to us
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 August 2018

Whatever you give to nature, nature will give back to you. POP contains heavy metal and many harmful substances, which are the cause of deadly diseases like cancer. Executive Director, EPCO Shri Jitendra Singh Raje said this while inaugurating 'Green Ganesh Campaign -2018' -a training programme for sculpting clay Ganeshas at EPCO premises today. Organisers, sculptors, teachers, school and college students and citizens took part in the workshop. Shri Raje appealed to the participants to inspire their neighbours and general public to install clay Ganesha idols during Ganesh Utsav and immerse the statues at home. POP and chemical colours dissolve in water and pose risk to the lives of aquatic system. EPCO will impart training for sculpting clay Ganesha idols to teachers of Bhopal’s Eco-Club to take the Green Ganesha programme to a greater level. A presentation was given at the workshop to provide information regarding the ill-effects of immersing Ganesh idols on the environment, preparation for sculpting clay idols etc. The participants were given information about the seed ball concept while sculpting clay Ganeshas. In this, a new sapling will grow from the seed present inside the idol and enhance greenery. More than 150 persons learnt to make Ganeshas from clay at the workshop and even took their creations home. People will be able to learn to make clay Ganesh idols at the EPCO training programme and also take them home.



aa Meeting of retail traders eligible under Sambal
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 August 2018

A Hitgrahi Sammelan will be organized on August 25 in all the urban bodies to provide benefits of Sambal Yojana to all retail traders, small businessmen in urban areas. All such small, retail traders who do not pay income tax are eligible under the Sambal Yojana. The main event will be held at Motilal Stadium in Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will address the beneficiaries of the entire state at 11.30 am. His address will be telecast live. Arrangement will be made for the registration of the remaining beneficiaries at the Sammelan sites so that they too can avail the benefits. The Chief Minister greeted all citizens on Raksha Bandhan in advance. Instructing all Mayors, Nagar Panchayat presidents, Municipal Commissioners, Chief Municipal Officers to ensure all necessary preparations for the Hitgrahi Sammelan at the video conference today at the Mantralaya, CM Shri Chouhan said that all small traders are eligible under Sambal Yojana. Shri Chouhan told all the District Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and Chief Municipal Officers to invite local public representatives as chief guests at the Sammelan. He told them to ensure that all of them should participate in the conference and no one should be deprived of taking benefits of the Yojana. He told them to keep all arrangements for registration at the Sammelan sites so that they can be registered by filling the application immediately. All preparations should be made to organize such conferences in all urban bodies. Shri Chouhan said that he will hold a discussion with the beneficiaries of Sambal Yojana through video conferencing. He instructed all the collectors to prepare detailed progress reports in connection with the Sambal Yojana. It will be reviewed in the video conferencing on coming September 4. The Chief Minister said that on August 31, a programme will be organized for distribution of tendu patta bonus. He instructed the concerned departments to make all the preparations. The Chief Minister said that on September 10, a Backward Classes Conference will be organized. Through this, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be thanked for giving constitutional status to the Backward Classes Commission. Shri Chouhan said that the Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh programme will be organized from 11 am. on August 31. The programme was postponed following former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee’s demise. The Chief Minister instructed to set up control rooms in all the districts and to monitor the possible flood conditions taking the rainfall situation into account. He said that rainfall still continues so precautionary measures should be taken. He told to make arrangements to make water available to farmers in the districts with scanty rainfall



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra leaves with Shri Atalji’s Asthi Kalash Yatra from Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan flagged off Late Shri Atalji’s Asthi Kalash Yatra for immersion in various rivers of the state from Bhopal. General public will also be able to pay tributes to the Asthi Kalash on the way. Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra will reach Sevada in Datia district today and immerse Late Shri Atalji’s ashes in Sindh river. Dr. Mishra proceeded with the Asthi Kalash this morning by road with the Yatra. He was accompanied by Shri Vishnudutt Sharma and Shri Arvind Bhadouria. The Kalash Yatra will pass through Vidisha, Mehlua Chouraha, Ghat Bamuria, Bangla Chouraha, Hathaikheda, Ashok Nagar, Chanderi, Pichhore, Dinara and Sikandara. The Yatra will reach Datia by 5 pm where general public will offer floral tributes to the Asthi Kalash. Later the Yatra will reach Sevada via Indergarh, Tharet and Mahuapura. Local citizens and social workers will be present on the occasion of immersion in the Sindh river.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra expresses grief over demise of Shri Nayyar
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 August 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra has expressed grief over the demise of senior journalist Shri Kuldip Nayyar. Dr. Mishra said that Shri Nayyar was a popular columnist. His writings on burning national topics influenced readers a lot. Dr. Mishra prayed to God to grant peace to the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss.



aa Green Ganesh Campaign
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 August 2018

Environment Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO) is going to organize Green Ganesha Workshop at EPCO premises on August 24. Apart from giving information about the importance of making Ganesha statues of clay to the teachers, students and sculptors, they will also be imparted training to made clay statues. Executive Director, EPCO Shri Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the workshop at 11 am. EPCO is not only providing training but also inspiring the public and students through its Green Ganesha campaign since several years to make clay statues of Ganesha. During Ganesh Utsav, immersion of P.O.P statues cause several ill-effects like water pollution, loss to aquatic system, reduction in water logging area in reservoir, health issues due to chemical-based colours. This year also, EPCO is imparting training of making clay Ganesha statues in 3 public places and 6 educational institutions of Bhopal.



aa Whosoever met Atalji, he became his fan – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2018

Paying tributes to Late Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Atalji’s personality was incredible. Whosoever met him, became his fan, His absence will always be felt. Shri Chouhan was addressing a condolence meet held in Phoolbagh Maidan, Gwalior today to pay tributes to Late Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Late Shri Vajpayee has glorified Gwalior's name throughout the world with his personality and deeds. Late Atalji’s demise has created a void not only in the hearts of people of Gwalior but the crores of people of the state and the country. Atal ji devoted his entire life to the service of the country and ruled the hearts of the countrymen. While mentioning the unique qualities of Atalji's personality, Shri Chouhan said that he always paid attention to minute details. He was full of love. He has glorified Hindi language in the whole world. Shri Chouhan said that the present generation will always feel proud of having seen Atalji in person. Efforts to become like Atalji will be the real tribute to him. Union Minister for Panchayati Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that I am lucky to have been close to Atalji. His personality was an idea in itself. Shri Tomar said that whosoever met him became his fan due to his closeness. Many people would become ready to work with him and follow his thoughts after listening to his speech. He said that Shri Atalji's whole life was devoted to the country. Minister of Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh said that Late Shri Atal ji made a place in the hearts of people far from the boundaries of politics. He was the son of Madhya Pradesh and we are proud of this. He was not a person but an ideology. Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pavaiya said that Late Shri Atal ji was not a person but an entity who could never be erased. We are proud that he was the son of Gwalior. It was because of him that Gwalior was recognized in the whole world. He did not just rule the country but the hearts of its people. Following the path he showed the best way to pay tributes to him. New and Renewable Energy Minister Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha said that it is by listening to Late Shri Atalji's speech that many of youngsters like me joined the mainstream of love for the nation. Late Shri Atalji’s absence will always be felt and his thoughts will always remain with us. MP Shri Anoop Mishra said that Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the head of my family. He taught me the A B C of politics. He always considered his life to be for the welfare of the nation. He set an example of moving along with the whole world in a democracy. Rajya Sabha MP Shri Prabhat Jha said that I am lucky to have got the chance to work with Late Shri Atalji. Late Shri Atalji was a great personality. Everyone was convinced of his benevolence. Late Shri Atalji took the country to new heights. The works done by him are unforgettable. Mayor Shri Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar said that Late Shri Atalji engaged his entire life in the service of the country. It will be a true tribute to him if we follow the path shown by him. State BJP President and MP Shri Rakesh Singh said that the Shri Atalji made a place in the hearts of people away from the confines of politics. We are proud that he is the son of the soil of Madhya Pradesh. ‘ Congress District President Shri Devendra Sharma, former Minister Shri Bhagwan Singh Yadav, Shri Krishna Gopalji expressed their thoughts on the personality of Late Shri Atalji. Among those who paid floral tributes on Late Shri Atalji included MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, Chairman of Commission for Welfare of General Poor Category Shri Balendu Shukla, GDA Chairman Shri Abhay Choudhury, SADA Chairman Shri Rakesh Singh Jadoun besides Atalji’s adopted daughter Smt. Namita Bhattacharya, son-in-law Shri Ranjan Bhattacharya, granddaughter Sushri Niharika, besides other relatives, Atalji’s nephew Shri Deepak Vajpayee, besides Shri Shailendra Barua, Shri Devesh Sharma, Shri Virendra Jain, other public representatives and a large number of elite citizens. Shri Vedprakash Sharma conducted the meeting. Religious leaders also paid tributes to Late Shri Atalji.



aa People in large number gathered in Asthi Kalash Yatra of Atal Ji
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2018

Entire Gwalior city thronged to pay tributes to their beloved son and former prime minister, Bharat Ratna, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Huge public emerged on the thoroughfare where Atal Ji's Asthi Kalash was taken out in the city, reciting the slogan 'Jab Tak Suraj Chand Rahega, Atal Tumhara Naam Rahega' to pay tributes. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan also participated in the Asthi Kalash Yatra. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directly reached to take part in Asthi Kalash Yatra from the airport. Shri Chouhan paid floral tributes to Atal Ji's Asthi Kalash. After that, he reached Phoolbagh Maidan with Asthi Kalash Yatra. State BJP president and MP Shri Rakesh Singh was also with him. Adopted daughter Smt. Namita Bhattacharya, nephew and MP Shri Anoop Mishra, son in law Shri Ranjan Bhattacharya, granddaughter Sushri Niharika and other relatives of Atal Ji reached Gwalior by special plane on Wednesday, with Atal Ji's Asthi Kalash. Union Panchayati Raj minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, State Ministers Smt. Maya Singh, Shri Jaybhan Singh Pavaiyya, Shri Narayan Singh Kushwah, Rajya Sabha member Shri Prabhat Jha, Mayor Shri Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar, Chairman of Samanya Nirdhan Verg Kalyan Ayog Shri Balendu Shukla, Gwalior Development Authority Chairman Shri Abhay Chaudhary, SADA chairman Shri Rakesh Singh Jadaun, Shri Vedprakash Sharma, Shri Shailendra Barua, Shri Devesh Sharma, Shri Virendra Jain and other public representatives and nephew of Atal JI, Shri Deepak Vajpayee and prominent people were present in a big number.



aa Give advance information to citizens to stay alert and careful
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducted a high-level review of the situation created by extreme rainfall. He said that areas prone to extreme rainfall and floods should be continuously monitored. Residents should be advised to remain alert and be careful in advance. Preparations for extreme rainfall, relief and rehabilitation should be constantly monitored .Rehabilitation sites near flood-prone areas should be marked. All preparations for relief in case of any calamity should be made in advance in the rehabilitation sites. CM Shri Chouhan reviewed the relief and rehabilitation arrangements. It was informed that a state-level control room has been constituted in the Disaster Management Centre, Bhopal. Any kind of assistance can be obtained on a phone call on the control room toll-free number 1079. An alert has been issued in Rajgarh, Aagar and Ratlam following possibility of extreme rainfall. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been deployed in Dhar and Badwani. The Chief Minister reviewed rainfall situation in the state. It was told that Bhind and Neemuch districts witness 20 percent more rainfall between June one and August 20, 2018. However during this period, 36 districts including Singrauli, Umaria, Datia, Badwani, Burhanpur, Morena, Sidhi, Tikamgarh, Khandwa, Shivpuri, Ratlam, Khargone, Katni, Jhabua, Sehore, Jabalpur, Aagar-Malwa, Raisen, Damoh, Indore, Mandla, Shajapur, Ujjain, Hoshangabad, Guna, Shahdol, Gwalior, Sheopur, Narsinghpur, Vidisha, Rewa, Chhindwada, Bhopal, Panna and Seoni recorded normal rainfall. Less than normal rains were recorded in 13 districts including Dindori, Satna, Rajgarh, Chhatarpur, Sagar, Anuppur, Ashoknagar, Alirajpur, Dhar, Dewas, Harda, Balaghat and Betul. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Director General, Civil Defence and Disaster Management Shri Mahan Bharat Sagar, Principal Secretary, Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal, Principal Commissioner Revenue Shri Manish Rastogi and Additional Director General of Police Shri Rajiv Tandon attended the meeting



aa CM Shri Chouhan bids final adieu to Late Shri Roshanlal Saxena
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today bid final adieu to Vidya Bharti Madhya Pradesh Patron Late Shri Roshanlal Saxena. Shri Chouhan reached the state office of Vidya Bharti. He laid a wreath and paid tributes to Late Shri Saxena besides taking part in the funeral procession. CM Shri Chouhan prayed to the Almighty to give place to the departed soul in his feet and grant strength to the Vidya Bharti family to bear the loss.



aa Late Shri Atalji’s ashes to be immersed in Datia district also
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra will reach Sevada in Datia district on August 23rd and immerse the ashes of former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee in the Sindh river in the presence of senior social workers and general public. Dr. Mishra will leave from Bhopal on Thursday morning with Late Shri Atalji’s ashes by road in a yatra. The Yatra will proceed from Bhopal to Mehlua Chouraha, Ghat Bamuria, Bangla Chouraha, Hathaikheda, Ashoknagar, Chanderi, Pichore, Dinara, and Sikandara via Vidisha and will finally reach Datia. Masses will have darshan of Late Shri Atalji’s ashes following which they will offer flowers as tribute. The Kalash Yatra will then proceed to Indergarh, Tharet, Mahuapura and Sevada. Local citizens and social workers will be present on the occasion of immersion of the ashes.



aa Governor Smt. Patel extends greetings to people of the state on Eid-uz-Zuha
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 August 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel extended greetings to the people of the state on Eid-uz-Zuha. In her message Smt. Patel said that the festival of Eid-uz-Zuha teaches us the lesson of sacrifice, to be cultures and save humanity. She said that all festivals inspire us to live in unity, peace and harmony. Governor Smt. Patel wished the people of the state a peaceful and prosperous life and prayed for the state’s development on the occasion of Eid-uz-Zuha.



aa Will not let talents become frustrated: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that children are the future of the country. Children should continue to study, move ahead and build their future. He said that talents will not be allowed to become frustrated. Whatever obstruction comes in the way will be removed. He assured the students not to walk on the paths already laid, instead they should pave new ways. The problems of the students will be solved. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Swarna Sharda Scholarship ceremony at Mansarovar auditorium in the Vidhan Sabha. Shri Chouhan said that the moments he spends with children are the most peaceful and give him happiness. He said that he always stands with outstanding talents and is putting in every possible effort to provide assistance to them. The state government has launched schemes like free books, cycles to travel to other villages for further studies, Ladli Laxmi Yojana etc. Shri Chouhan said that he would often be told about the problem of not being able to pay fees, being faced by talented children from financially weak families. To solve this problem, the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana was implemented. He said that earlier 75 percent marks was the limit for the Yojana which was reduced to 70 percent on the demand of the students. He said that this achievements is only a step, the destination is yet to come. The Chief Minister said that the western culture should not be aped blindly. Indian culture gives women the honour of a ‘Devi’. He said that the security of women has been given topmost priority in the state. So far 10 persons have been awarded death penalty in state. He appealed to the men to always respect women. Vidhan Sabha Speaker Shri Sitasaran Sharma said that the real political leader is the one who walks on his own vision. The society starts following him. The society has accepted the Chief Minister’s Beta-Beti Padhao Vision. He said that just as the Chief Minister has presented an example to the society by honouring women, the same is the responsibility of the political leaders also. The programme started with a two-minute silence to pay homage to former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee. This was followed by the distribution of scholarship to meritorious students and release of coffee table book Medha. IBC-24 Group Chairman Shri Suresh Goyal remembered Late Shri Vajpayee and informed about the dedication of the scholarship to Atalji. Spiritual Guru Shri Pavan Sinha, Managing Director of IBC-24 Shri Narendra Goyal and Editor-in-Chief Shri Ravikant Mittal were present on the occasion.



aa Padmashri Dr. Gaurishankar pays courtesy visit to CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 August 2018

Padmashri Dr. V.R. Gaurishankar, Working Officer and Administrator of Shri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Mahasansthan, Shardapeeth Shringeri today paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the CM House. Dr. Gaurishankar felicitated CM Shri Chouhan by presenting him with a shawl and Prasad. He gave information of Shringeri Shardapeeth Sansthan and the temple construction project to the Chief Minister.



aa CM Shri Chouhan pays obeisance to Former President Late Dr. Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan paid obeisance to the Former President Late Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma on his 100th Birth Day. He paid tribute by garlanding statue installed at Ret Ghat today. Shri Chouhan said that the Birth Centenary of Late Dr. Sharma will be observed with full reverence and respect. The state government will organize inspirational programmes. Programmes will be decided by the committee to be constituted in this connection. The Mayor Shri Alok Sharma and MLA Shri Surendra Nath Singh were also present on the occasion. The Chie Minister further stated that Late Shri Sharma was an identity of Bhopal. Bhopal is proud of his personality and accomplishments. Enriched with multi talent, great scholar and the leader of the merger revolution, Late Dr. Sharma was such a literate personality that could not be compared with anyone. Late Dr. Sharma discharged the duties with honesty and devotion according to the grace and dignity of the posts held by him. Birth Centenary of Smt. Vijay Raje Scindia to be observed CM Shri Chouhan said that the Birth Centenary of Late Smt. Vijay Raje Scindia will also be observed with devotion in the state this year. He mentioned that Smt. Vijay Raje Scindia gave a new identity to the Bhartiya Jan Sangh. We are full of devotion and devoutness towards her too.



aa Ministers take part in Maharudrabhishek
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 August 2018

The Minister for public Health and Family Welfare Shri Rustam Singh, Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh and Minister for New and Renewable Energy Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha participated in Parthiv Shivling Nirman, Shrimadbhagwat Katah and Maharudrabhishek programme in Datia on Sunday. They also took part in Pooja and Aarti. The Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra accorded welcome to the Ministers. Bhajans were presented today during the programme. Member of Parliament Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, other Public Representatives and common man in large number attended the programme.



aa Computerisation of Tribal Department’s schemes
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 August 2018

The Tribal Affairs Department has launched an app for profile registration of beneficiaries in the state. This app has been launched under Madhya Pradesh Tribal Affairs Automation System. By using this app, the persons belonging to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe can get their profiles registered through their mobiles to avail the benefits of the departmental schemes easily. Akansha Yojana is being run for coaching of tribal students for admission in national level institutions like JEE, NEET, AIIMS, CLAT etc. To avail the benefits of this scheme, eligible students can apply online. This process will begin online from August 18, 2018. Beneficiary students can get their registrations online after computerization of the schemes and will be able to avail benefits of the schemes without wasting any time in paper formalities and in visiting offices. A notification has been published in the Madhya Pradesh Tribal and Scheduled Caste Cadre (Service and Recruitment) Rules, 2018 Gazette of August 8, 2018 for the merger of the teachers posted department’s educational institutions of the Tribal Affairs Department and the Tribal Welfare Department run in 89 adivasi blocks and 224 general blocks of the state in the department. The module for teacher profile registration, registration of the personal details of the teacher and merger of teacher cadre working in the departmental institutes in the Tribal Affairs Department has been made online under the Human Resources Management Information System. In addition to this, the process of merger in the department under the provisions given in the the Madhya Pradesh Tribal and Scheduled Caste Teachers Cadre (Service and Recruitment) Rules, 2018 has been made online. The Teacher Profile Registration (www.tribal.mp.gov.in) module has been made online. This will enable the process of merger to simple, smooth and fast.



aa Minister Shri Pawaiya takes part in Maharudraabhishek in Datia
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 August 2018

Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya today took part in the Parthiv Shivling Shrimad Bhagwat Katha, Maharudra Yagya and Maharudrabhishek in Datia. Shri Pawaiya also took part in the puja and arti. Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra greeted Shri Pawaiya on the occasion. Minister Shri Pawaiya said Datia has been named as Mini Vrindavan which suits this pious, religious and spiritual city. Devotional songs were presented during the programme. General public in a huge number took part in the programme along with public representatives.



aa Atal Ji was countrys political Guru and father figure: Governor Smt Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 August 2018

Governor Smt Anandiben Patel has condoled the demise of Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and paid tributes. In her condolence message, Governor Smt Anandiben Patel said that the demise of Shri Vajpayee has caused irreparable loss to the country. He will always be remembered for honour to the country at global level and putting firemly the country's side as compared to enemy nations in the United Nations Organisation. The governor said that he was the political Guru and father figure for the country. He never feared difficulties and adverse circumstances. He was the first such prime minister during his tenure India conducted successful nuclear test. This is the matter of pride for us. His poems will continue to inspire next generation to serve the country. The Governor said that late Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a great poet, a writer and a great orator. He had a great vocabulary. His art of oratory used to attract common public and youth a lot. People in large number were eager to listen his speech, leaving their work. Shri Vajpayee's personality was so megnenimous that the leaders from opposition could not refrain themselves from getting impressed from him. The Governor has prayed to the God to give peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved citizens of the country to bear the loss.



aa Vajpayeeji lived entire life for the Country - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 August 2018

In my childhood I went to Bhopal for school education. During my stay in Bhopal, I heard that a public meeting of Bharatiya Jansangh president Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee is being held at Char Batti Choraha, Budhware. I thought I will go and hear his speech. I was highly impressed by his speech. He said, “Ye Desh Keval Jamin Ka Tukda Nahin, Ek Jeeta Jagata Raashtr-Purush Hai, Himalay Iska Mastishka Hai, Gauri-Shankar Iskee Shikha Hain, Pavas Ke Kaale- Kaale Megh Iskee Kesh Raashi Hain, Dillee Dil Hai, i Kati Hai, Narmada Karadhanee Hai, Porvee Ghat Aur Pashchimi Ghaat Isakee Do Vishaal Janghaen Hain, Kanyakumaaree Iske Panje Hain, Samudra Iske Charan Pakharata Hai, Sooraj Aur Chandrama Iskee Aarti Utarate Hain, Ye Viron Ki Bhoomi Hai, Shooron Ki Bhoomi Hai, Ye Arpan Ki Bhoomi Hai, Tarpan Ki Bhoomi Hai, Isaka Kankar-Kankar Hamare Liye Shankar Hai, Iska Bindu-Bindu Hamare Liye Gangajal Hai, Ham Jiyenge To Iske Liye, Aur Kabhi Marana Pada To Marenge Bhi Iske Liye. Aur Marane Ke Baad Hamaree Asthiyaan Bhee Agar Samudra Mein Visarjit Ki Jaengi To Vahan Se Bhi Ek Hi Aavaz Aaegee –“Bharat Mata Ki Jay, Bharat Mata Ki Jay”. These words had huge impact on my life. Patriotism was instilled in me and I decided that my life will be dedicated for my country. This was my first lesson in politics. After that, I accepted honorable Atalji as my Guru and whenever there was an opportunity to listen Atalji, I never missed his speech. Right from childhood, I became interested in politics, and hence became member of Jan Sangh. During emergency, I was imprisoned and started working in Janta Party after being released from the jail, then became full time worker of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad. My first personal interaction with Atalji took place during a meeting of the national executive in Bhopal, when my duty as a worker was to arrange his tea and breakfast. I brought fruits, dry fruits etc. for Atalji after his nap in the afternoon. He said 'Kya Ghas Phoos Khane Ke Liye Le Aaye'. He told me to arrange some Kachori, Samosa, Pakode or Phaphde, after which I arranged some namkin for him. The down to earth simple interaction with a young worker like me filled my heart with sense of affinity and respect for him. This simple interaction left a permanent impression upon me. The hesitation I had from a stalwart of his stature was set aside. He lost election in the year 1984 in Gwalior, but his fun-loving attitude and ability to laugh about defeat was worth emulating. When he visited Bhopal, he told me “Shivraj, I am now unemployed too”. In 1991, he contested Lok Sabha elections from two seats - Vidisha and Lucknow and decided that he would continue to hold the seat which he would win with higher margin. At that time, I was MLA from Budhni seat of Vidisha parliamentary constituency. I was responsible for the election campaign in Budhni assembly seat but being the state president of Yuva Morcha, I got the opportunity to campaign in his entire parliamentary constituency. During the campaign time, I could understand Atalji a lot more. During my speech when I compared him with the opposition candidate, he used to laugh a lot on one of my sentences. I used to say 'Kahan Munchh Ka Bal Aur Kahan Punchh Ka Bal,' he used to laughingly say, Dear brother, keep such remarks away.' He won the Vidisha Parliamentary seat with one lakh four thousand votes and Lucknow with one lakh sixteen thousand votes. He retained Lucknow seat as he won from there with more number of votes and made me contest the by-election from the vacant Vidisha seat. When I went to meet him after winning the by-election, he addressed me with endearment ‘Aao Vidisha-Pati’ and since then, whenever I met him, he always addressed me by the name Vidisha-Pati. Whenever I went to him even with small problem of Vidisha, he always took it with utmost seriousness. Once, the railway station halt of one of the trains was discontinued at Ganjbasoda, despite my request to the then Railway Minister Shri Jaffer Sharief, the train halt was not continued. I approached Atalji and requested him that train stop should be restarted once again at Ganjbasoda. He immediately enquired about the whereabouts of Shri Jaffer Sharief, and coincidently Shri Sharief was present in the parliament house itself. If Atalji wished he could have conversed with Shri Sharief over phone but he told me to accompany him to have direct conversation. It amazed me that such a great leader took me to the chamber of the Railway Minister for the halt of a train and that is when I understood that how much Atalji was serious towards the simple works that he did not hesitate to go to a Minister for the issues of the common man. I also went along with Atalji to the Minister chamber and the Minister immediately ordered for the train to halt at Ganjbasoda. It was during Vidhan Sabha election in Madhya Pradesh in 2003, funds towards drought relief was being demanded by the then Congress government from the Union Government. A group of MP BJP parliamentarians thought that if this amount is sanctioned to the state government before the upcoming elections, then the state government will misuse these funds to win elections. Hence, we parliamentarians together went to meet Atalji, who was the Prime Minister at that time and told him that it is not appropriate time to give any additional funds to the state government. Upon hearing us Atalji while explaining us said that it is responsibility of the Union Government to help the elected state government of whichever party it belongs to. He urged us to discard such kind of feelings from our heart. I met with a serious accident at the end of 1998, which caused 8 fractures in my body. During the same period, Atalji’s government lost owing to shortage of one vote in the lok sabha. I also went on stretcher to my cast vote. Once again elections were announced. At that time, I felt that it is right for me to contest the ensuing elections. I told Atalji that we should seek some other contestant from Vidisha as I am not in a position to contest election. He told me with affection that “Kheer mein Ikhatte aur Maheri mein Nyaare, this is not done, when you were in good health we fielded you in the election, why we should not ask you to contest election, when you are unwell today, this is not done, you will contest election, leave any worries with the party”. On this advice I contested election in this fractured condition and won the election. Atalji was such a remarkable human being. I still have many such fond memories of him. Our beloved Atalji is no more with us. Sabko apna Manne wale, sabko pyaar karne wale, sabki chinta karne wale, sarvapriya ajatshatru rajneta, unke liye koi paraaya nahi tha, sab apne the. He lived his entire life for the country. He was a living legend of Indian cultural values and traditions. Bharat Mata ke Pujari. His poetry ‘Haar Nahi Manoonga, Raar Nahi Thanoonga, Kaal ke Kapaal par Likhta-Mitta hoon, Geet naya Gaata hoon’ gives us inspiration to work with courage. Unke Charno mein Shat-Shat Naman-Pranam.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra lauds Dr. Tripathi for his decision on body donation
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 August 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra felicitated Dean Dr. Mahesh Tripathi for announcing his decision to donate his body for Medical College, Datia. It may be noted that this is the first announcement of body donation ever since Medical College started functioning in Datia. Dr. Tripathi’s decision to donate his body for research purpose to the medical students after his death is inspiring other citizens also. Devotional and patriotic songs by Anup Jalota Dr. Mishra met devotees present on the occasion of Parthiv Shivling construction and Shrimad Bhagwat Katha. Well-known singer Shri Anup Jalota sang devotional songs at the Bhajan Sandhya and also sang patriotic songs on the demand of the devotees. Dr. Mishra offered ‘chadar’ at the Dargah in Urs Dr. Mishra offered ‘chadar’ at the Dargah on the occasion of Datia’s Dawalpeer Shah Urs on Wednesday and prayed for the development and prosperity of the people. He welcomed the Qawwals with garlands. Dr. Mishra flags off Vikas Yatra Rath PR Minister Dr. Mishra flagged off the Vikas Yatra Rath for Datia block. Other public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa Governor Smt. Patel unfurls National Flag at Raj Bhavan
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel hoisted the National Flag in the Raj Bhavan campus at 8.00 a.m. on the occasion of 72nd anniversary of the Independence Day. She took salute from the contingent of the Police force after the Flag hoisting ceremony. Smt. Patel distributed sweets among the employees and officers besides children on the occasion. Governor’s family, Secretary to the Governor Shri D.D. Agrawal, other Senior Officers and common man too were present in the programme.



aa M.P first state to provide death penalty for rapists of minors - Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today met the police officials and employees of Madhya Pradesh Police who received the President’s Medal. Extending best wishes the Governor said that Madhya Pradesh is the first state to have made provision for death by hanging to rapists of minors. The accused are being penalized in a very short time due to prompt action by the police officials/employees in rape cases of minors and presentation of evidence. Law and order system in Madhya Pradesh is satisfactory due to the constant effective efforts of the police. There is need for the Police to strengthen its benevolent image further. Governor Smt. Patel said that there is a spate in cyber crimes due to advanced techniques, internet and social media. There is need to focus on police modernization to improve law and order system and check crime. Felicitation of brave, determined and courageous police officials-employees with medals is a matter of pride for whole state. The Governor said that the police have made several innovations with the aim of strengthening girls and women in self-defence and for awareness towards crimes against women. URJA (Urgent Relief and Just Action) desks are being set up in 180 police stations of 12 district of the state. Throwing light on the activities of the Police, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla said that Madhya Pradesh Police is committed towards protection of the state. He said that police have taken the incidents of exploitation of women and rape as a challenge. Taking prompt action, the accused in 10 cases of rape of minors were given death sentence. Chairman of M.P Police Housing Corporation Shri Vijay Kumar Singh, Special Director General, Police Reforms Shri Maithilisharan Gupta, Secretary to the Governor Shri D.D. Agrawal, senior police officers, medal recipient officers and employees were present on the occasion. Additional Director General of Police, SAF Shri Vijay Yadav proposed the vote of thanks.



aa Flag hoisting at CM House
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan unfurled the National Flag on the occasion of the Independence Day at the CM House in the morning today. He extended Independence Day greetings to all the Officers and Employees on the occasion. The Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and Shri S.K. Mishra, Officers of the CM Secretariat, Officers and employees posted in Chief Minister's personal administration and security staff were present on the occasion.



aa Citizens safety is paramount for State Government: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that safety of citizens is paramount for the state government. The state government is committed to provide safety to the people of the state. Crime free Madhya Pradesh is our goal. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the function organised to dedicate Safe Monitoring and Response Centre here today. He also dedicated Mobile App of Dial-100, 150 Motorcycles and 79 Advance CCTV Surveillance Vehicles being linked with Dial-100 in the programme. CM Shri Chouhan stated that advance technique will help in reducing crimes and the feeling of safety will enhance among the citizens. The Dial-100 service will be developed more in the state and number of CCTV cameras will be increased. Moreover, campaign will be conducted for installation of CCTV cameras in private institutions. He further mentioned that advance technique has played an important role in giving capital punishment to the rapists in the state. Madhya Pradesh has taught the country how to curb the crime by using advance techniques. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has also mentioned about Madhya Pradesh in his Independence Day Function's speech in connection to speedy capital punishment given to the rapists in the state. Shri Chouhan also inspected the service being started from today and took darshan of Nagchandreshwar Mandir of Ujjain and Pitambara Peeth of Datia through CCTV. The Additional Director General of Police Shri Upendra Jain apprised about the services of Response Center in the programme. On this occasion, it was informed that features like SOS Calling, provision of S.M.S. and Location trackers are included in Dial-100 mobile App, which enable to send help immediately to persons in need. Two wheeler vehicles under Dial-100 will help to send assistance now in narrow lanes and roads. Monitoring of remote places could be done by Advance CCTV Surveillance Vehicles. At present, work to install 11 thousand CCTV cameras will be undertaken at 2 thousand places of the state. The Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, DGP Shri R.K. Shukla, Principal Secretary Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Chief Minister's wife Smt. Sadhna Singh, Chief Secretary's wife Smt. Indu Singh and DGP's wife Smt. Nilima Shukla besides other Senior Police Officers were present in the programme.



aa Independence Day celebrated with fervour
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

Independence Day was celebrated today with great enthusiasm and fervor. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan hoisted the national flag in a programme organized at Motilal Nehru Stadium of Bhopal and took the salute of the Independence Day parade. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Shukla and Parade Commander Shri Nagendra Singh IPS, Additional Superintendent of Police Mhow, Indore accompanied the Chief Minister. The Police band played the national song tune followed by celebratory firing by the jawans. Felicitating the Armed Forces for best performance in the Independence Day parade, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave the first prize to S.T.F. team, second to Nagaland team and the Madhya Pradesh Special Armed Forces was awarded the third prize. In the non-Armed teams N.C.C Army Wing (Girls) team was given the first prize, N.C.C. (Naval) wing got the second prize while N.C.C. (Air) Wing bagged the third prize. The audience was overwhelmed with the grand and attractive march past presented by 18 contingents at the Independence Day parade. As many as 18 contingents including Parade Commander Shri Nagendra Singh, Parade 2IC Shri Nagendra Singh Sikarwar Deputy Superintendent of Police (Probationary), Neemuch, Nagaland led by Sub Inspector Shri Grenrailung, Chhattisgarh Armed Forces led by Sub Inspector Shri Shivji Yadav, S.T.F. led by Sub Inspector Shri Chanchal Romade, Special Armed Forces led by Sub Inspector Shri Ramdutt Pandey, Hawk Force led by Sub Inspector Shri Ravindra Uike, District Forces/Government Rail Police led by Sub Inspector Shri Raghavendra Singh Sikarwar, Mahila (SAF and District Force) led by Sub Inspector Sushri Sandhya Shukla, Homeguard led by P.C. Sushri Abhiruchi Gaur, Jail Department (Men) led by Assistant Jail Superintendent Shri Vikas Tiwari, Jail Department (Women) led by Assistant Jail Superintendent Sushri Manisha Yadav, N.C.C. (Army Wing) led by Senior Under Officer Shri Harsh Chaturvedi, N.C.C. (Naval Wing) led by Senior Cadet Captain Shri Akash Yadav, N.C.C. (Air Wing) led by Cadet Warrant Officer Shri Kamlesh Sarathe, N.C.C. Army Division (Girls) led by Senior Under Officer Shri Ravinath Tailang, Shaurya Dal led by Commander Sushri Prachi Mishra, Girls Guides led by Commander Sushri Anuradha Inwe, Boys Scouts led by Commander Shri Om Singh Baghel and the Police Band led by Sub Inspector Shri Sunil Katare took part in the parade. March past by an attractive fusion of S.T.F. Hawk force, Nagaland contingents besides small children of Scouts and Guides left the onlookers spellbound. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan presented 59 medals at a ceremony on the occasion of Independence Day. These include 3 Sarvottam Jeevan Rakshak Padak (Medal for Life Saving), 1 Uttam Jeevan Rakshak Padak, 6 President’s Vishisht Seva Padak for Police Department, 1 President’s Vishisht Seva for Homeguard and Nagrik Suraksha Padak, 31 President’s Sarahniya Seva Padak for Police Department, 10 Sarahniya Seva Padak for Jail Department, 4 Sarahniya Seva Padak for Homeguard and Nagrik Suraksha and 3 Jeevan Raksha Padak to police officers/employees. Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak:- Late Shri Basant Verma, Dhargaon village, Maheshwar Tehsil, Khargone district (Posthumous) Late Shri Deepak Sahu, Rajiv Nagar, Kotra Sultanabad, Bhopal district (Posthumous) Late Shri Bablu Martin, Vivek Nagar, Maihar, Satna district(Posthumous) Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak:- Smt. Reena Patel, Constable, Chhatarpur district President’s Vishisht Seva Padak for Police Department:- Shri Gajiram Meena, Additional Director General of Police, Jail, M.P. Bhopal Shri Ramlal Prajapati,, Inspector General of Police, SAF, Bhopal Range (Retired) Shri Jugal Kishore Dikshit, Dy. Commandant, 35th Battalion SAF, Mandla Shri Sanjiv Deshpande, Dy. Commandant, 7th Battalion SAF, Bhopal Shri Niranjan Singh Rajput, Platoon Commander, 10th Battalion SAF, Sagar(Retired) Shri Saud Zafar, Head Constable, 7th Battalion SAF, Bhopal (Retired) President’s Vishisht Seva for Homeguard and Nagrik Suraksha Padak:- Shri Devi Prasad Tiwari, Assistant Inspector (M) Datia district President’s Sarahniya Seva Padak for Police Department:- Shri Vivek Sharma, Inspector General of Police/Secretary, Home Department, Bhopal Smt. Himani Khanna, Commandant, 2nd Battalion SAF, Gwalior Shri Mukesh Shrivastava, Commandant, 5th Battalion, SAF, Morena Shri Hemant Chouhan, Superintendent of Police, (North) Bhopal Shri Rajesh Singh Chandel, Superintendent of Police, Sehore Shri Ramavtar Singh Kushwaha, Inspector, 5th Battalion SAF, Morena Shri Nawab Khan, Inspector (M) Steno, PHQ, Bhopal Shri Shyamarao Patil, Inspector (M), PHQ, Bhopal Shri Udyan Shrivastava, Inspector (M) Office. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Bhopal Smt. Usha Kiran Pandey, Subedar(M) J.N.P.A, Sagar Shri Ritukant Sinha, Subedar(M) S.C.R.B., PHQ. Bhopal Shri Ashok Bhusari, Sub Inspector SAF, R.A.P.T.C. Indore Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, Sub Inspector (Photo) PHQ. Bhopal Shri Suresh Kumar Dubey, Sub Inspector (M), District Forces Panna Shri Raji Abraham Sub Inspector A.T.S. Headquarters PHQ Bhopal Shri Ashok Kolhe, ASI, SAF, R.A.P.T.C. Indore Shri Gopal Singh, ASI (Radio) Bhopal Shri Ajay Kumar Sharma, ASI, (Cyber Cell), Mandsaur district Shri Mehtab Singh Raghuvanshi, ASI District Police Forces, Bhopal Shri Kishan Lal Mehra, ASI, (E.O.W.) Bhopal Shri Sheoraj Singh, ASI, (Arms) 7th Battalion SAF, Bhopal Shri Balmik Sananse, Head Constable, (E.O.W.) Bhopal Shri Brijbhushan Kaul, Head Constable, District Police Force, Rewa Shri Walter Henry Ekka, Head Constable, Hawk Force Headquarters Bhopal Shri Basant Katare, Head Constable, Lokayukta Sangathan, M.P. Bhopal Shri Ramcharit Tiwari, Head Constable. (E.O.W.), Bhopal Shri Arun Kumar Mishra, Constable, (Lokayukta Sangathan), Bhopal Shri Vinod Kumar Thapa, Constable, (Lokayukta Sangathan), Gwalior Shri Rajlochan Prasad Dubey, Constable, 9th Vahini SAF), Rewa Shri Tan Singh Marawi, Constable, District Police Forces, Anuppur Shri Sitamram Ahirwar, Constable, (E.O.W.) Jabalpur Sarahniya Seva Padak for Jail Department :- Shri Anil Kumar Agarwal, Deputy Superintendent, Jail, Central Jail, Narsinghput Shri Harpal Singh Rathore, Assistant Superintendent, Jail, District Jail, Shahdol Shri Sitaram Athia, Head Chief Sentinel, Central Jail, Indore Shri Phool Singh Garhwal, Chief Sentinel, Central Jail, Ujjain Shri Satish Prasad Tiwari, Chief Sentinel, Central Jail, Ujjain Shri Satybhan Dwivedi, Chief Sentinel, Central Jail, Satna Shri Rajesh Kumar Namdev, Chief Sentinel, Jail Headquarters, Bhopal Shri Sanjay Vyas, Sentinel, Central Jail, Ujjain Shri Alexander, Sentinel, Central Jail, Jabalpur Smt. Laungbai Marawi, Sentinel, Central Jail, Jabalpur Sarahniya Seva Padak for Homeguard and Nagrik Suraksha:- Shri Ashok Kumar Sahu, S.I.(M), Chhindwada district Shri Veeran Singh Baghel, Vehicle Driver, Seoni district Shri Radhacharan Sharma, C.Q.M. No.-108 Hoshangabad district Shri Sunil Kumar Garg, Division Warden, Civil Defence, Jabalpur Jeevan Raksha Padak: - Shri Saurabh Singh Rajput, P.S. Kareli Narsinghpur district Shri Surendra Sharma, Head Constable P.S. Gadarwara, Narsinghpur district Shri Hariom Singh Bais, Police Lines, P.S. Midghat, Jabalpur district



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra hoists National Flag in Datia
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

The Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra unfurled the National Flag in the District level function on the occasion of the Independence Day in Datia. He took salute from the joint parade and recited Chief Minister’s message to the citizens on this occasion



aa Governor extends greetings to people of the State on Independence Day
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 August 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Independence Day of the country. The Governor paid tributes to the freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the country’s independence. Governor Smt. Patel said that the success of Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat will be our true tribute to the freedom fighters. She said that development of Dalits, villagers and women was the dream of our freedom fighters. Today is an opportunity for the youth of our country to play an active role in Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s slogan of “Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas” and give shape to the dreams of the martyrs and freedom fighters. It is the responsibility of the citizens of the state and the country to maintain national unity and integrity and contribute towards the country’s development. The Governor called upon the youth to take inspiration from the personality and ideals of the freedom fighter and ensure their participation in the development of the state and the country.



aa CM Shri Chouhan presents Rs one crore honorarium to martyr Jitendra Singh’s father
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 August 2018

CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the residence of Shri Rambir Singh, resident of Chaturvedi Nagar and father of Shri Jitendra Singh, who lost his life in the Naxal attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh and presented him with an honorarium cheque of Rs one crore. Consoling martyr Shri Jitendra Singh’s mother, wife and children, CM Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh government stand with them in the hour of crisis. Every possible assistance will be extended to the martyr’s family. Shri Chouhan offered floral tributes at the samadhi site of martyr Shri Jitendra Singh. Among those present were Minister of State for General Administration Shri Lalsingh Arya, Local MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, MLA Shri Narendra Singh Kushwaha, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, DGP Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Commissioner Chambal Division Dr. M.K. Agarwal, IG Shri Santosh Kumar Singh, Collector Shri Ashish Kumar Gupta, Superintendent of Police Shri Rudolf Alvares, public representatives, journalists, family members of the martyr and local citizens.



aa Priority to expand educational facilities: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed deep grief on the demise of Chhattisgarh Governor Shri Balram Das Tandon. Shri Chouhan said that Shri Tandon was a synonym for political chastity, public service and welfare of the poor. His life that was dedicated to the service of the country, will always remain a source of inspiration for all. The Chief Minister prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the family members to bear the loss.



aa Happiness workshop to be organised on August 17
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 August 2018

A happiness workshop is being organised by the Rajya Anand Sansthan on August 17. The workshop will be organised at the Rajya Anand Sansthan situated in the premises of the Board of Secondary Education, Bhopal. Government and non-government persons can get themselves registered for participation in the workshop till August 17. There are 14 seats available out of total 30 seats. More information about the workshop is available on the Sansthan’s website www.anandsansthanmp.in.



aa Plantation essential for environment conservation: Dr. Shejwar
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 August 2018

The Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar inaugurated ‘Dampatti Van Mahotsav’ by planting sapling of banyan tree in Ecological Park located at Katara Hills here today. The Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri K.K. Singh, Chief Conservator of Forest and Head of Forest Force Shri Manoj Kumar Sapra along with Senior Forest Officers and their families planted saplings on this occasion. Dr. Shejwar said that plantation is must for environment conservation. Besides this, attention should be paid on safety of saplings. He also dedicated various works carried out in the campus under the Nagar Van. The Forest Minister has informed that the Forest Department and Forest Development Corporation have achieved the target of plantation of 7 crore saplings in the current year. Under this, a total of 4 crore 75 lakh saplings have been planted in Narmada basin. With the efforts made by the Forest Department in the area developed as Nagar Van, greenery could be seen in all the directions. Public has become aware of the health, this place is ideal for them. Ayurvedic medicines are being made available for people in the Arogyam Kendra set up here. Amusement cum Fitness Center has been established in the campus. Similarly, acupressure path, path for walk besides garden and a small waterfall too has been made in the campus. About 400 saplings were planted in the ecological park today under the ‘Dampatti Van Mahotsav’. Villagers in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Priority to expand educational facilities: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 August 2018

The Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra performed bhoomi poojan of school building at village Bahadurpur of Datia today. The school building will be constructed at a cost of Rs. One crore. Dr. Mishra said that the state government is making constant efforts for the expansion of educational facilities in the state. This work will be continued without any hindrance. Several Public Representatives were present in the progarmme.



aa MoS Shri Sarang inspects construction and development works
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 August 2018

The Minister of State for Cooperative, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang has expressed unhappiness over the delay in park construction at Ashok Vihar. He strictly warned officers that action against the responsible person will be taken for the delay. Shri Sarang was inspecting the construction and development works being carried out in various settlements of Ashoka Garden, Ektapuri, Semra, Shankaracharya Nagar, Chhola and Karond area today. Shri Sarang told the officers for constant monitoring of construction works. Completion of works with quality and on time must be ensured. He also discussed about the development works with the local people. Corporators Shri Prakant Tiwari, Shri Ashok Vani, Shri Radhakrishna Nayak, Shri Virendra Rai, Shri Hemraj Kushwaha and Shri Vijay Singh besides other Public Representatives accompanied Shri Sarang during his visit.



aa Minister Shri Gupta honours Meritorious Students
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 August 2018

Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Umashankar Gupta honoured meritorious students of ward-30, 33 and 46 today. Besides students, who scored over 70 percent in class 12th and 10th, teachers were also honoured on this occasion. Shri Gupta said that it is better to resolve curiosities rather than suppress them. He further mentioned that new discoveries take place because of curiosities. Shri Gupta stated that only degree will not serve the purpose. Besides degrees, one must make himself/herself skilled. He asserted that students not only learn in class room, they also learn from activities conducted in school campuses. Teachers should pay attention that students should learn good things in schools. Local Public Representatives were present on the occasion.



aa Youth should be strong intellectually and ideologically: Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 August 2018

Inaugurating the Young Thinkers Conclave here today, Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that youth should be strong intellectually and ideologically in all fields, whether they go to any field in life. It is the need of the hour today that every human being should have pure, benevolent and creative thoughts and all should be intellectually enlightened. We do not have to learn anything new instead there is need to remember out basic nature. The Young Thinkers Conclave was jointly organized by the Young Thinkers Forum and Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal. Governor Smt. Patel said that only mutual dialogue and brainstorming of two different ideologies only can solve any problem in India. It is the basic responsibility of India to establish dialogue between all the ideologies at a time when a situation of ideological polarization has been created in the entire world. India is one among the world’s most powerful youth powers of the world which is making great achievements in all sectors today. The Governor said that discipline in the youth is the biggest quality. Students should learn to be patient, peaceful and courageous. Smt. Patel said that I am happy that such an initiative is being taken in Madhya Pradesh. She said that when the country’s youth starts thinking selflessly without focusing on oneself, he can prove to be the initiator of a great ideological revolution. Rajya Sabha member Shri Rakesh Sinha said that only the youth who does not lose or tire easily can take the country forward. He said that our country is a ‘Vishwaguru’ and this is its position. If we want to see our country in the form of Bharat, then one must study one’s heritage with the same view. If the youth study the past and thinks about it, he will remain in the past. We have to think for our future. The youth will have to move ahead if we want to push the flow of thought ahead. Before getting to know the nation, we must try to learn about its history. India is an ideology, we must recognize it in the same form. We must not forget our culture. Shri Sinha said that we must remove the obstructions of Dalit, minority and majority, we must only talk about the upliftment of the poor. Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Professor Sunil Kumar welcomed the guests and enlightened the gathering on the objective of the programme. Editor of Pragya Pravah Shri J. Nand Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University Dr. Prakash Vartuniya and large number of youth were present on the occasion.



aa Publish news about good works on priority basis: Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 August 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel called upon the young journalists that they should give space to news about good works on priority along with sensational news items in the newspapers. Newspapers are an important medium to bring positive development works being undertaken in the society and the country before the world. The Governor said this today while inaugurating a national symposium at the Madhavrao Sapre Memorial Newspaper Museum and Research Institute. The Governor visited the library and reviewed the magazines, granths and newspapers available there. Governor Smt. Patel said that in the present times, the newspapers should focus on increasing their TRP also, but in this race it must not neglect any actual and true news item, this also has to be taken care of. She said that today women are moving ahead in every field. They are working jointly on improving their future. The Governor stressed on the need to bring quality in journalism. She said that if need arises, news about people’s welfare must be given prominence instead of giving place to news about the Governor or the Chief Minister. Smt. Patel said that it is the responsibility of the newspapers to take the government’s public welfare schemes to the people. Professor Vartika Nanda of Sriram College, New Delhi said that there are innumerable media channels in India. She said that today women are moving ahead in every field then why can’t they be journalists. Prof. Nanda said that participation of women in the field of journalism has increased in the last ten years. Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism Shri Jagdeep Upasane said that in our country a woman is seen and revered as a Devi, mother and sister. Today women journalists have achieved great heights. He said that at present collision of two viewpoints can be noticed in journalism. Vice-Chancellor of Wardha Dr. Girishwar Mishra said that women have made a significant contribution in the field of journalism. The journalist is responsible for retribution and resistance. Several governments toppled and several ministers were jailed due to precision journalism. He said that misuse of social media has given rise to incidents of character abuse. Highlighting the activities of the Institute, Shri Vijaydutt Shridhar, the founder of Madhavrao Sapre Memorial Newspaper Museum and Research Institute said that Pandit Madhavrao Sapre was the creator of Hindi era, an essayist and critic. He was the connoisseur of the potential future of promising young talents. A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi's Burman Ghat (Narsinghpur) tour was presented to the Governor on the occasion. A large number of journalists and dignitaries were present in the programme.



aa As many as 2 lakh 84 thousand persons to be connected with employment and self-employment today
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will participate in Swa-Rozgar Mela to be held on August 4 at Budhni Tahsil of Sehore District. Self-Employment fairs will be organised in all the districts of the state on the same day. The Speaker Vidhan Sabha and Members of the State Cabinet will take part in district level self-employment fairs. As many as 2 lakh 84 thousand unemployed persons of the state will be connected with employment and self-employment during the self-employment fairs. Letters of intent will be given to One lakh 24 thousand youth by various companies. Along with this, loan sanction letters to 60 thousand beneficiaries under various self-employment schemes of the state and to One lakh beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana will be given. It may be mentioned that One lakh 24 thousand youth approximately have been selected for the employment through a total of 156 job fairs held in different districts. Keeping in view the demand of the companies, job fairs related to Tourism and Hospitality, Textile, Management and Beauty and Wellness sectors were also organised. The Sector Skill Council, Retail Sector Skill Council, Electronics Sector Skill Council, Management Sector Skill Council, Textile Sector Skill Council, Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council, Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council, P.W.D., Automotive and Telecommunication Sector Skill Council actively participated in the fairs. In addition to this, Suzuki Motors-Gujarat, Omax Auto Ltd. Bengaluru, John Deere Pvt. Ltd.-Dewas, Jubilant Footwork, Trident Group Budhni, Welspun India -Gujarat, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Eicher Motors-Peethampur, Permali Wallace-Bhopal and Som Distilleries-Raisen also participated in the job fairs.



aa Review Sambal Yojana weekly - Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued directives to officials that Sambal Yojana should be reviewed by Collector, Commissioner and Head of departments every week necessarily. The review should be made on every Monday. He said that in order to move ahead the society and the state, Adivasi Diwas, Shahid Samman Diwas and Mile Banche Madhya Pradesh programmes are being organised in August. Shri Chouhan was addressing the video conference of collectors and divisional commissioners today at Mantralaya. He reviewed the progress of the Sambal Yojana. Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh was present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, congratulating the officers for successful execution of Sambal Yojana, said that the impact of the scheme is visible at the field level due to hard work and determination. Sambal Yojana is an effort to make the life of the poor easier. Adivasi Diwas to be celebrated with fanfare Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Adiwasi Diwas will be celebrated in tribal dominated 20 districts ofAugust 9. This programme should be organised with enthusiasm and fanfare in the form of a public festival. Active participation of the society should be invited in it. The form of the programme should follow tribal tradition and protection and promotion of the culture. Performance by local art groups and cultural groups should be held and felicitation ceremony for talent and programme for informing people about the government schemes and giving benefits should be held. He issued instructions to give optional leave to government servants for participating in the festival and holiday in tribal districts and development blocks. He said that the government aim is to move ahead taking all and carry out development. Shahid Diwas on August 14 Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the society did not forget martyrdom of martyrs. To commemorate this feeling among the martyrs families, Shahid Samman Diwas will be held on 14 August. On the day, feliciatation programmes will be organized in memory of brave martyrs sacrificing their life on the border and in internal security in their villages. Families will be feted. This will spread the patriotic feeling. The Chief Minister was informed that the programme will be held in memory of 578 martyrs of Army, Central Armed Forces and Madhya Pradesh Police in the state. Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh on August 17 Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh programme will be organized on August 17. The programme will be held with full decorum and enthusiasm in colloboration with the society. The Chief Minister was informed that prominent citizens will reach schools under the Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh programme for over 33 thousand schools of the state. On the occasion, gift a book campaign will alos be conducted. Under the campaign, 45 thousand 810 persons have been registered to give 4 lakh 50 thousand books worth Rs 1.5 crore. It was informed in the meeting that more than two crore 7 lakh 57 thousand workers, including workers of unorganized and building construction, have been registered in the state. A grant of more than Rs 64 crores 66 lakhs has been distributed under the Prasuti Sahayata Yojana. The total fees Rs 2 crore 13 lakh 80 thousand has been paid for students. In this way, more than 36 lakh families have been registered under the Power Bill Saral Yojana. More than 10 lakh 67 thousand electricity bills have been issued under the scheme. Total 61 lakhs registrations have been recorded the Bill Samadhan scheme and the certificates of outstanding bills worth Rs 21 crore have been been distributed. 80 lakh smart cards have been distributed under Sambal Yojana. Over one lakh 53 thousand beneficiaries have been provided training and guidance.



aa MP Tourism to be identified by tin-toys in European countries
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 August 2018

Madhya Pradesh will soon be recognized in foreign countries for its tin-toys being used by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department in advertisements. The advertisement “M.P me Dil Hua Bachhe Sa” was given the country’s best advertisement award in the year 2016. The prestigious “D & AD” awards of England also presented the Graphite Pencil Award. In this advertisement, the children’s toys were linked with the heritage of different areas of Madhya Pradesh. These toys were designed by Delhi’s agency Welby Impex. Most of the toys are made of complex machinery of gears and pinions. Minister of State for Tourism Shri Surendra Patwa said that these toys which have become an identification of tourism in Madhya Pradesh will campaign for the state abroad also. The tin-toys company will market these toys in European countries also through which the department will receive a royalty of 5 percent through the agency. M.P. Tourism branding will be put on tin-toys packages for destination pamphlet balls. Tin-toys of tiger, Buddhist monk, Bird and Chanderi dolls were made after the success of Tin Toys TVC film. Welby Impex are the exclusive makers of tin toys who have kept up the heritage of tin toys. The process of manufacturing of these toys is very difficult and involves much hard work which makes these products exclusive. These tin-toys can entertain and surprise you without the use of batteries. Tin toys have been categorized as historical toys in the world. Collectors purchase these toys for their memorable collection for the younger generation. These toys adorn museums and are exhibited by several people in their collection with pride



aa Death penalty the only punishment for criminals who disgrace humanity: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh Police have presented the best example in the whole country of conducting proper investigation and punishing criminals guilty of heinous crimes against women with death penalty. He said that the investigation of criminals of sensitive category will be made more effective so that such brutal criminals who disgrace humanity do not go scotfree. More facilities will be considered for the police team connected with the investigation. He said that the Supreme Court, High Courts and the Prosecution have been urged to start fast track courts for hearing of such cases. Shri Chouhan today felicitated police officials responsible for proper investigation and awarding of death penalty to criminals of heinous crimes against women at the CM House. Those awarded include DIGs, Superintendents of Police, Forensic Science Lab officials, police constables and prosecution officers. Shri Chouhan said that the Police and prosecution officials have given a message of security in society by ensuring death penalty to rapists who have disgraced humanity and women. He said that such incidents are very unfortunate and saddening but when the rapists are awarded stern punishments, it gives a sense of satisfaction also. Such criminals should not be spared under any circumstances. Shri Chouhan said that devils do not have any human rights. The Earth should be freed of their burden, Death penalty is the only punishment for such criminals. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh Police have presented an outstanding example in the whole country. Those guilty of such heinous crimes were awarded death penalty in record time. He said that a reformative campaign should be launched for such perverts in society but this is a lengthy process and may not necessarily transform every criminal. It is essential to instill fear of law in such criminals. Lauding the police and prosecution officials for their effective efforts and team work Shri Chouhan said that getting such criminals punished is a service to the society. Expressing gratitude to the courts that sentence such criminals to death, Shri Chouhan said that the courts have also done an excellent job by meting out prompt justice. Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla said that the use of digital technology has expedited the process of investigation and helped factual analysis of crimes. He told that installation of CCTV cameras in all the districts has helped in controlling criminal activities. As many as 10 thousand CCTV cameras have been installed in sensitive areas in all the districts. He said that the entire team assisted by the prosecution officers, police officials and the society have facilitated in investigation and punishment to the criminals of such heinous crimes. Principal Secretary Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Director Public Prosecution Dr. Rajendra Kumar and Additional Director General of Police Shri Anvesh Mangalam and senior police officials were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan dedicates and lays foundation of works worth Rs. 69 crore in Shahdol
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid foundation and dedicated construction works costing Rs. 69 crore in Shahdol. Member of Parliament Shri Prabhat Jha, MLAs Shri Jaisingh Marawi and Smt. Pramila Singh, Chairman of Schedules Caste and Tribe Commission Shri Narendra Marawi, President of Nagar Palika Smt. Urmila Katare, Shri B.D. Sharma, Shri Indrajeet Singh Chhabda, Public Representatives, Eminent Citizens and local public inlarge number were present on the occasion.



aa Chief Election Commissioner Shri Rawat on Gwalior tour
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 August 2018

The Chief Election Commissioner Shri O.P. Rawat will tour Gwalior district on August 4. Shri Rawat will reach Gwalior at 1.30 p.m. after proceeding from Delhi by car at 9.00 a.m. He will hold review meeting regarding preparations of Assembly election. The next day i.e. on August 5, Shri Rawat will participate in seminar proposed to be held at Laxmi Bai National Institute of Physical Education at Gwalior at 10.30 a.m. On the same day, he will proceed for Delhi at 3.00 p.m. by car.



aa Scientific study of South-West Monsoon by Disdrometer begins
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 August 2018

The Scientific study of rainfall caused by the South-West monsoon in Bhopal region is being conducted from the data received by the instruments installed on the weather satellite INSAT-3DR by the Madhya Pradesh Science and Technology Council (MAPCOST), Bhopal and Space Applications Center (SAC), Ahmedabad of the Indian Space and Research Organisation. Result obtained from this research project will help in selecting crops. The In-Charge and Senior Chief Scientist of Agriculture and Soil Division of Remote Sensing Application Centre of the MAPCOST Dr. G.D. Bairagi has informed that Disdrometer has been installed on Vigyan Bhavan situated in the MAPCOST campus. Research is being conducted by this instrument on different rainfall products caused by the South-West monsoon. The disdrometer weighing 30 k.g. is a most advance instrument which plays an important role to record rain related data. Dr. Bairagi further informed that disdrometers have also been installed on the buildings of IIFM, IMD, GDA Office, NITTTR, BHEL, BMHRC, SIRT College and BSSS College along with the Vigyan Bhavan of MAPCOST. Work related to site selection, survey and logistic for research has been entrusted to the MAPCOST. Both the scientific institutions had mulled various components of action plan before the beginning of research work. What is Advance Weather Satellite INSAT-3 DR The INSAT-3 DR manufactured in the country itself is the most advance weather satellite, which has been launched in the space on July 26, 2015. This is the first geostationary satellite of the country equipped with ‘Imager’ and Sound instrument that helps to obtain high quality based data of different features of atmosphere like rain, moisture, temperature, mist and graupel etc. The products of exact statistics of rainfall will be prepared by creating models from the rainfall statistics received by the disdrometers installed on 9 institutes of Bhopal City to calibrate satellite based rainfall.



aa White Cobra arrives in VanVihar
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 August 2018

The White Cobra (Albino) rescued from Betul has been brought to Van Vihar Rashtriya Udyan. This astonishing and beautiful snake has been caught from Sarni region of Betul District. The nature has given black colour to Cobra but sometimes due to genetic modification albino creatures take birth. These kinds of creature do not live long and always fall prey to poachers due to their colour. The White Cobra has been kept under the supervision of doctor in the transit centre made for snakes in the VanVihar. The cobra is being watched constantly in the park after the health checkup.



aa Universities should redress students’ problems immediately: Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 August 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that universities must redress students’ problems immediately. Entire action should be taken within time limit to avoid damage to students’ future. This was said by the Governor at the Foundation Day function of the Barkatullah University here today. Moreover, the Governor inspected the University and awarded students for their achievements in different fields. Smt. Patel further mentioned that students need to understand the importance of time. They must accomplish work within the time limit fixed for it. She told the students that discipline must be the biggest merit and responsibility for them. Moreover, Smt. Patel mentioned that we all should have notion that how could we raise the standard of the university together. She told the parents to give good culture to their children and make efforts to make them a model citizen. Stressing on need for plantation, she stated that each family must plant 5 saplings and ensure protection till they become trees. Mentioning about the Women Empowerment, the Governor said that self-help groups could uplift economic condition of women. Half of the population would not progress till we make women vigilant. Furthermore, Smt. Patel urged students to take resolution to say no to dowry, to stop child marriage and to make Madhya Pradesh a T.B. free state. She mentioned that universities must also pay attention towards the welfare of its employees. The Governor told media that they must highlight good work accomplished by people. Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. D.C. Gupta and Registrar Dr. U.N. Shukl Singh besides Senior Officers were present on the occasion.



aa Committee should be constituted to avoid delay in examinations and results: Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 August 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel held a meeting of H.O.Ds. and Senior Officers of the Barkatullah University today. She also raised questions on the problem of delay in examinations and results in the meeting. Smt. Patel suggested that a committee should be constituted to solve problem of delay in examinations and results. She said that committee should also give suggestions on how to reduce examinations’ time and how to declare results on time. Smt. Patel further mentioned that those who prepare papers should be called in the university and papers should be prepared within one or two days at the same place. This is essential in the interest of students. On delay in evaluation of answer sheets, Smt. Patel stated that it must be solved by holding deliberations with professors. Moreover, on the problem of delay being faced by students to receive marks sheet, the Governor said that company which prepares marks sheet should be called in the university and provide marks sheets to all after getting it prepared within 2 days. She further mentioned that little more time should be given to PhD students, if they are not able to submit their thesis on time. Smt. Patel stated that we should also teach foreign languages to students as there are good employment opportunities in the world today for students, who are well versed with foreign languages. The Governor Smt. Patel also took a round of the Barkatullah University’s campus. While visiting girls’ hostel, she told the students that Lokpals are being appointed in every university. Their problems will be solved definitely if they notify them with their grievances.



aa Swachcha Pradesh-Swastha Pardesh’ Campaign begins in urban areas from today
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 August 2018

The ‘Swachcha Pradesh-Swastha Pradesh’ campaign will be conducted in urban areas of the state from August 2 to September 15, 2018. Efficacious action will be ensured on all the components of sanitation in cities during the campaign. Informing about this, the Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh said that third party assessment will also be conducted by the Quality Council of India between September 01 and 15 to ascertain status of sanitation in urban areas. She further informed that Municipal Corporation, Municipality and City Council (Nagar Parishad) will be honoured with awards for their best performance in the campaign by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a separate programme. According to the directives issued by the Minister Smt. Singh to all the Municipal Corporations, Municipalities and City Councils, it is mentioned that the campaign is being launched with the motto for expansion of sanitation facilities in each ward and settlement of city, effective implementation and supervision of garbage collection process from hundred percent houses from each lane and colony, for conducting special campaign at places to end trend of open defecation, generating awareness for maintaining sanitation at personal and public toilets, for ensuring toilets’ cleanliness in every office, school, bus stand, railway station and other places, to ensure implementation of permanent system for collecting hundred percent wet and dry garbage from every office and private institutions, to ensure hundred percent collection process of wet and dry garbage in city, to send wet garbage for composting and dry garbage for recycling, to connect citizens directly with the campaign and to undertake the documentation the same at the same time for star rating. Minister Smt. Singh has informed that the ‘Swachcha Pradesh- Swastha Pradesh’ campaign will be held regularly daily in all the cities from August 2 to September 15, 2018 and ward wise activities will be conducted by forming separate teams. Sanitation activities will be conducted in the supervision of Nodal Officer/Employee to be appointed in each ward. Mayor and President of corporations will lead the campaign on site and corporators besides local citizens will take part in the campaign in wards. The campaign will be conducted every day in 3 phases. Under the first phase, labour oriented works will be undertaken at ward level under the morning activities by linking common man and public representatives to conduct the campaign and activities voluntarily. Moreover, under the 2nd phase, a publicity of the sanitation campaign will be conducted through video on subjects like sanitation awareness and change in mentality, lectures, pamphlets, street plays etc. by organizing meetings and camps. After obtaining feedback on daily activities, conventional system will be implemented at ward level. Moreover, publicity will be conducted to generate awareness in connection to stop diseases like dengue, malaria and typhoid caused by open defecation, disposal of garbage and due to spitting at any place. During the 3rd phase, information about activities conducted during the day is required to be sent in the prescribed format to the Directorate between 6.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.



aa Shikshak Sadan to be strengthened in districts
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 August 2018

The School Education department will strengthen Shikshak Sadan in districts from the contributory fund given to Shikshak Kalyan Pratishthan. Shikshak Sadans with 10 rooms and 20 rooms at Divisional Headquarters will be constructed in those districts which do not have Shikshak Sadan. Directives in this connection have been issued by the Commissioner Public Instruction Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat to Joint Director Education of the Divisional Office and District Education Officers. Along with this, new directives have been issued regarding increase in the annual contributory fund being paid by the teachers of the state to the Shikshak Kalyan Pratishthan currently. Currently, voluntary contributory fund of Rs. 25. Rs. 50 and Rs. 100 are collected from assistant teachers, teachers and lecturers and principals respectively posted in the School Education Department. According to the decision taken in the meeting, now Rs. 100, Rs. 150, Rs. 200 and Rs. 300 will be collected from the Assistant teachers, teachers, lecturers and principals beside Assistant Director and their superiors respectively in the form of voluntary contributory fund annually and deposited in the Shikshak Kalyan Pratishthan. The contributory fund of the year 2018-19 will be voluntary received from the teachers in the month of July and August and will be deposited in the bank account of Shikshak Kalyan Pratishthan at Allahabad bank, Gautam Nagar Branch, Bhopal. The 20 percent and 30 percent amount will be made available to the concerned Divisional Joint Director and the concerned District Education Office respectively to conduct activities of the Shikshak Kalyan Pratishthan from the amount collected in the district in the form of contributory fund. The remaining 50 percent amount will be kept for the welfare of teachers in the Directorate Public Instruction. Moreover, increase has been made in economic assistance provided by the Shikshak Kalyan Pratishthan to teachers and their dependents in case of serious illness. An amount up to Rs. 10 thousand at District Education Officer level and Rs. 20 thousand at Divisional Joint Director level could be approved in case of serious illness. The Commissioner Public Instruction could approve amount up to Rs. 50 thousand on recommendations of the District Education Officer in case of serious illness of teachers and their dependents.



aa Employment oriented training centres to be run in all district headquarters – Smt. Yadav
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 August 2018

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Backward Class and Minority Welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav has said that free employment oriented training centers will be operated on all the district headquarters for the talented youth of the Backward Classes and Minority Classes. At present, training programmes of 8-months duration are being conducted for various competitive examinations at all divisional headquarters of the state.Under the scheme, the selected trainees are imparted training in State Service exam, I.B.S (Banking), Railway, Staff Selection Commission, C.A.C.P.T., J.E.E and N.E.E.T. etc entrance examinations. Smt. Yadav said that nearly 10 thousand youths belonging to these classes are imparted free training for the preparation of various technical and competitive examinations every year under the employment-oriented training scheme. The Minister for Backward Class informed that there is provision of Rs 25 crore for Backward Classes and Rs 5 crore in Minority Classes in the financial year 2018-19. This year free coaching will be made available for competitive examinations to nearly 20 thousand literate unemployed youths of the Backward and Minority classes in the scheme.



aa Implement course experiences practically for environment conservation
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 August 2018

Principal Secretary Environment and Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board Shri Anupam Rajan today presented diploma certificates to 77 successful students of PGDEM course 2017-18 of EPCO Institute on Environmental Studies. This is the sixth batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management (PGDEM) course. The institute has organized more than 70 training programmes since the last 7 years. Calling upon the students, Shri Anupam Rajan said that the course experiences should be executed in the field of environmental protection and promotion in a practical way. This will be a huge contribution to the ecological development of our society, country and the world. He told the students to stay connected with the social media and share their work and experience with different sections of the society. Shri Rajan told the students to make regular visits to the villages from time to time and inspire the villagers to take up environmental activities. EPCO Director General Shri Rajan presented mementos to the guest subject experts of the course and honoured them. The experts honoured at the programme include Former Chancellor Barkatulla University Dr. Ramprasad, former Director Indian Institute of Forest Management Dr. R. B. Lal, Watershed Mission Advisor Shri K.G. Vyas, former Director of the Meteorological Department Dr. D.P. Dubey, and experts from the Pollution Control Board, WALMI, Institute of Excellence, MANIT, Benazir College and Barkatulla University.



aa Adhyapak Samvarg’ merged in School Education Department
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 July 2018

Services of Adhyapak Samvarg working in the academic institutions of the School Education Department in 224 community block headquarters of the state have been merged in the School Education Department. The notification in this connection has been published in the Madhya Pradesh Gazette (Extra Ordinary) on July 30, 2018. In accordance to the announcement of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, services of the Adhyapak Samvarg working under the Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Adhyapak Samvarg and Madhya Pradesh Nagriya Nikay Adhyapak Samvarg were to be merged in the services of the School Education Department. Accordingly, decision was taken in the meeting of cabinet held on May 29, 2018. The Sahayak Adhyapak, Adhyapak and Varishtha Adhyapak of Adhyapak Samvarg, appointed and working currently in departmental academic institutions controlled by the local bodies in 224 community block headquarters of the state have been merged in the Education Department. They will be appointed on the posts of Primary teachers, Middle school teachers and Higher secondary school teachers, according to the Conditions and Recruitment Rule-2018 of Madhya Pradesh State School Education Services (Academic Cadre). In implementation of the newly formed and Published Rule, the staff working under the Adhyapak Samvarg will come under the School Education Department from the Local Bodies. This staff will receive benefits of 7th pay scale as per the rule of July 01, 2018 besides other benefits equivalent and in uniformity to the government servants.



aa Equip health camps with all hospital-like facilities –MoS Shri Vishwas Sarang
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 July 2018

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation Shri Vishwas Sarang reviewed the preparations of the health camp along with officials of the Gas Relief Hospital and the Department on Monday. Director, Gas Relief Shri Shekhar Verma, Director, Kamla Nehru Hospital Dr. K.K. Dubey, CMHO Gas Relief Hospital Dr. Ravi Verma and other officers were present on the occasion. Minister of State Shri Sarang told to ensure complete hospital-like facilities in the health camps in gas-affected areas. The Gas Relief Hospital is organising health camps in the month of August in the gas affected areas. He instructed to ensure arrangement of all types of tests and medicines along with specialists at the health camps.



aa MoS Shri Joshi distributes uniforms to Mugaliyachhap school kids
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 July 2018

Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge) and School Education Shri Deepak Joshi distributed school uniforms to the students of Government Higher Secondary School, Mugaliyachhap. He planted saplings also in the school premises. In a discussion with the students in the classroom, Shri Joshi told them to score more than 70 percent in Class XIIth so that they could avail the benefits of the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana. He told the students to pay total attention to their studies and also to take part in the sports activities. This will ensure their good health. Shri Joshi apprised himself with the interests and hobbies of the students. He laid stress on paying attention to cleanliness and environment.



aa Decision for Rs. One thousand increase in Shraddha Nidhi of Senior Journalists
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 July 2018

The Cabinet Meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken a decision to increase Shraddha Nidhi of Senior and Elder Journalists from Rs. 6 thousand per month to Rs. 7 thousand. Moreover, a decision has been taken to reduce the age limit from 62 years to 60 for Shraddha Nidhi in the meeting. The cabinet has also taken a decision to include non accredited journalists in the insurance scheme and to provide 50 percent of the premium amount by the government. Horticulture Incentive Scheme implemented The Cabinet has taken a decision to implement Horticulture Incentive Scheme for onion and garlic crops. Under the scheme, an incentive amount at the rate of Rs. 400 per quintal for onion and Rs. 800 per quintal will be given. This amount will be deposited directly in the bank account of farmer, keeping in account the verified sowing area and limit of fixed average productivity. Price Support Scheme The Cabinet has decided to extend the free bank guarantee period approved by the state government for procurement of gram, red lentil and mustard by the M.P. State Cooperative Marketing federation and Civil Supplies Corporation from 2 to 6 months under the Price Support Scheme for Rabi year 2017-18. Agriculture College to be opened in Khurai Moreover, the Cabinet has taken a decision to open an Agriculture College in Khurai Tehsil of Sagar District. The College being opened under the Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University will provide educational facility to 60 students from the academic session of 2018-19. The Cabinet has also approved decision to start Horticulture College at Rahli Tahsil of Sagar District. Magrouni to become Nagar Parishad The Cabinet has taken a decision to send recommendation to the Governor to transform Gram Panchayat Magrouni of Shivpuri District into Nagar Parishad. In addition to this, the cabinet has given permission to implement Centre sponsored Kishori Balika Yojana being run by the Woman and Child Development Department in all the 51 districts of the state. Moreover, the cabinet has approved expenditure of Rs. 209 crore 96 lakh needed for implementation of the scheme. Other Decisions of Cabinet Furthermore, the Cabinet has given approval for Madhya Pradesh Super Specialty Hospital Medical Teacher Model Service Rule-2018. Along with this, the cabinet has taken a decision to delete Sondhia Caste Entry no. 12 in the list of backward classes and to include Sondhia Rajput also by mentioning it in the status besides registering it separately at the serial no. 93. Moreover the cabinet has decided to delete Khairuwa caste mentioned on serial no. 58 of the backward classes list. The cabinet has approved the formation of Global Skills Park Committee and Registration under the Madhya Pradesh Firms and Society Act 1973 for establishment, administration and management of Global Skills Park, Bhopal to be established through Loan of Asian Development Bank and Madhya Pradesh State’s share under the Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project. Employment oriented training of International standard will be imparted to youths in the Global Skill Park to enable them to get employment opportunities on high salaries in country and abroad. Youth will also get more opportunities for self-employment by this training. Moreover, this will bring qualitative improvement in standard of life and working proficiency of youth after getting trained in the Global Skill Park. By forming Project Steering Committee and Project Implementation Committee, their responsibilities and power and responsibilities and powers of the Project Director have been decided by the Cabinet for functioning of Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project. The Cabinet has approved first time pay-scale to Chief Municipal Officer of ‘C’ cadre and to Chief Municipal Corporation Officer ‘B’ cadre in accordance to Rs. 8000-13500. As a result of the decision, 267 officers will be benefitted



aa Urban Development’s National Awards handed over to CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 July 2018

The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh handed over National Awards to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today. It is to be highlighted that these awards have been conferred upon Madhya Pradesh by the Government of India for innovations in the Urban Development in Madhya Pradesh at the National Urban Development Workshop held at Lucknow on July 27-28. The Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Vivek Agrawal, Municipal Commissioner of Bhopal Shri Avnish Lavaniya and Chief Executive Officer of Smart City Shri Sanjay Kumar were also present on this occasion. It may be mentioned that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has honoured Mayor of Bhopal Shri Alok Sharma for Integrated Command Control Center of Bhopal Smart City Project and Mayor of Indore Smt. Malini Laxman Gour for issuing bonds under the Amrut Yojana with the National Awards on July 28. Earlier to this, the Union Minister of State for Urban Development and Urban Poverty Alleviation (Independent Charge) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri had honoured Madhya Pradesh with 4 National Awards for innovations in Urban Development field. These awards were bestowed for Public Bike Sharing and B-Nest Incubation Center under the Smart City Project Bhopal, Smart Class Room of NDMC and Waste to Energy Plant of Jabalpur Smart City Project



aa CM Shri Chouhan to lay foundation of Rs 2208 crore irrigation project today
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will lay the foundation of a lower and Major Lift Irrigation Project worth Rs 2208.03 crore in Pichhore of Shivpuri district on July 30. As many as 343 villages of Shivpuri and Datia district will have access to better irrigation facility through this project. Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra gave this information while inspecting the project site today. Additional Chief Secretary Shri R. S. Julaniya was also present on the occasion. Provision of 19.44 MW power generation from the project Giving information about the project, the Minister of Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Narottam Mishra said that the total water intake capacity of the project will be 371.80 metric cubic meter and the water-intensive area will be 1843 sq. km. This project is situated 25 km from the dam site Khaniadhan and 20 km away from Chanderi. He told that the total length of the dam would be 2070 meters and the highest level would be 383 meters. There will be a total of 7 gates in the dam. Construction of dam will cover 2690 hectares of 12 villages in the submerged area. This will displace one thousand families, whose arrangements for rehabilitation have been ensured in the nearby villages. Water Resources Minister Dr. Mishra informed that the irrigated area has been divided into two portions to provide irrigation facility through the project. About 60 thousand 400 hectare area is proposed through lift irrigation. He informed that in the remaining 50 thousand hectare area irrigation facility will be provided from an underground pipeline. Dr. Mishra informed that the project has a provision of 19.44 MW power generation.



aa Politics is a medium of service- PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 July 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra said that he will never turn away from service the people in public life. He will always remain eager to help the people. Dr. Mishra was addressing a programme organised by Yadav Samaj in Datia today. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that politics is a medium of service for him. Yadav Samaj is progressive and has participated in the development of Datia with a sense of equanimity. He gave away Rs 10 lakh for construction of a community building of the Yadav Samaj. The newly-constituted executive committee of the Yadav Samaj took oath on the occasion.



aa Significant Role of youth in building properous and developed nation
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 July 2018

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Shri Vishwas Sarang said that the youth play a significant role in building a prosperous and developed nation. Shri Sarang was addressing a state-level Talent Award ceremony organized at Ravindra Bhavan by the Rathore Samaj today. Minister of State Shri Sarang said that the felicitation of outstanding students by the Rathore Samaj is worthy of praise. Congratulating the felicitated students, Shri Sarang said that the responsibility of the students increases after performing their best in school education. He said that they should not only maintain this brilliant performance in their higher education but also contribute further towards the development of the society and the country. MP Shri Alok Sanjar said at the ceremony that the felicitation of outstanding students by the Rathore Samaj is a good initiative. He congratulated the students felicitated at the ceremony. Cash prizes along with shield and certificates were given away to the students felicitated by the Samaj.



aa Madhya Pradesh bags 4 national awards for innovations in urban development
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 July 2018

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri Hardeep Singh Puri today conferred 4 national awards on Madhya Pradesh for innovations in the Urban Development sector on the first day of the two-day national workshop organized at Lucknow. This award was given to Madhya Pradesh for Public Bike Sharing and B-Nest Incubation Centre in Bhopal’s Smart City Project and for smart classroom and Waste to Energy plant of NDMC of Jabalpur Smart City. In addition, Government of India granted incentive of Rs 34 crore for best implementation of Amrut Yojana to Madhya Pradesh. It may be noted that public bike sharing is aimed at environment conservation and to lessen the pressure of traffic on the main roads of the city under Bhopal Smart City. The public bike sharing system was started in the city on June 25, 2017. About 36 thousand users of the city have connected to this project who are taking the benefits of 350 cycles through 69 cycle stations. For this a 12 kilometre long and 5 metre wide dedicated cycle track has been created in the city. Unemployed youth who are not able to give shape to their new ideas due to lack of resources are given a platform through B-Nest incubation centre. Better working environment along with resources are made available to the youth at this centre. They are also provided ideas for marketing and financing of their product besides legal advice. As many as 20 classes of 5 Government Higher Secondary Schools of the city have been transformed into smart class rooms in NDMC smart classroom of Jabalpur Smart City in which the syllabus is being taught in different languages through 2-D and 3-D images. Facility of virtual classes has been provided with the help of smart studio in the schools, where any teachers can teach students sitting in classes in all the schools from one place. The Jabalpur Municipal Corporation is producing 11.5 MW electricity based on Public Private Partnership model in the Waste to Energy in Jabalpur Smart City. The Power Distribution Company is selling this electricity at the rate of Rs 6.39 paise per unit. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to award Control Centre today Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will award Madhya Pradesh for the Integrated Command Control Centre created in Bhopal’s Smart City Project at the national workshop on July 28. Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Vivek Agrawal told that this award will be given to the Bhopal Smart City’s Integrated Command Control Centre for its unique initiative. He said that this centre is the first one of its kind command centre of the country through which nearly 20 services in all 7 smart cities of the state have been connected and are being constantly monitored. Among these services, C.M. Helpline, Solid Waste Management Service, Emergency Fire, Police and Health Service-108 at the state-level and in the city-level services Mayor Express, Public Bike Sharing, Smart Streetlights etc. are monitored and controlled. PM Shri Modi to visit Madhya Pradesh exhibition Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will also visit the attractive exhibition of the innovations done by the Madhya Pradesh government in the urban development sector. In this exhibition, the innovations made in the Urban Development sector by Madhya Pradesh and the works of Amrut Yojana and Smart City are displayed.



aa Countrys first Cochlear surgery takes place in state’s government hospital
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 July 2018

Seth Govinddas Hospital of Jabalpur has become the India’s first Government District Hospital to conduct the first cochlear implant surgery. A team comprising ENT Specialist Dr. Rumita Acharya, Child Specialist Dr. Himanshu Acharya, Anaesthicist Dr. Rajesh Mishra, Dr. Nitin Adgaonkar and Dr. Vishal Mehra led by Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr. Murli Agrawal successfully operated six-year-old Saif Raza, hearing-impaired by birth. Health Director, Administration, Bhopal was also present during the operation. Cochlear surgeries of children who are deaf and dumb by birth are performed free-of-cost in government-recognized private hospitals under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK). Government bears the expense of Rs 6 lakh 50 thousand of cochlear implant surgery under Mukhya Mantri Bal Shravan Yojana. Thousands of children of the state are being benefitted under the scheme and moving ahead. The state RBSK team along with the Health Department has a significant contribution in making today’s surgery successful.



aa New houses to replace old damaged houses in Nehru Colony
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 July 2018

Damaged houses of Nehru Colony situated in Ward-28 of Bhopal city will be razed and new houses will be constructed in their place. The inmates of these houses will be rehabilitated in transit houses till the new houses are constructed. These houses are of Municipal Corporation. Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta instructed for prompt action after inspecting the damaged houses. Shri Gupta told to shift inmates of 8 houses first. Later other families should be shifted after arrangement is made and then the construction of new houses should begin. The houses of Shri Ramesh, Shri Siyaram Parse, Shri Ramlal, Shri Deepak Dhoulpurkar, Shri Gajram Chouhan, Shri Santosh Paroche, Shri Bhagwan Singh and Shri Ashok Paroche are damaged. Shri Gupta said that basic facilities should be provided to these families where they are shifted temporarily. Chairman of Mati Kala Board Shri Ramdayal Prajapati and other public representatives were also present on the occasion.



aa Settle land allotment cases soon – Revenue Minister Shri Gupta
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 July 2018

Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta has told to settle the cases related land allotment obtained from various departments soon. In case of any shortcomings in the proposal, the shortcoming should be promptly checked and removed by the concerned officer. Land to build water tank and water filter was allotted to Krishi Upaj Mandi Samiti, Ashoknagar, Nagar Parishad Petlawad, Jhabua district at the meeting. In addition, the Airport Authority of India was given land in Chhota Bangarda and Sirpur in Indore district. Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey and other officials were present at the meeting.



aa 60 projects of Rs 1610 crore in smart city complete, 139 projects worth Rs 2498 crore in progress
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 July 2018

As many as 60 projects worth Rs 1610 crore in 7 cities of the state selected under Smart City Project have been completed. At present 139 projects worth Rs 2498 crore are in progress. Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh has instructed to complete all the projects within the time limit and ensure quality standards. Minister Smt. Maya Singh said that area-based development and Pan-city schemes are being implemented in selected cities of the country. Seven cities of the state, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Sagar and Satna have been selected in the form of smart cities in three phases. In these cities, work of about Rs 20 thousand crore is proposed to be undertaken in 5 years on which work is in progress. Smt. Singh told that three cities including Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur have been selected in the first phase of 2015. In these cities, 28 projects worth Rs 96.91 crore have been completed and work on 46 projects worth Rs 455.43 crores is in progress. Similarly, 16 projects worth Rs 1207 crore have been completed in Bhopal Smart City and work on 22 projects worth Rs 478 crore is in progress. In Jabalpur Smart City, 11 projects worth Rs 287 crore have been completed and work on 30 projects worth Rs 377 crore is in progress. In the second phase of 2016, Ujjain and Gwalior have been selected. In this 5 projects worth Rs 19 crore have been completed in Ujjain Smart City while 17 projects worth Rs 155 crores are in progress. In Smart City Gwalior, 21 projects worth Rs 530 crores are in progress and will be completed in the prescribed time limit. In the third phase of 2017, Sagar and Satna city have been selected. In Smart City Sagar, 27 projects worth Rs 1735 crore have been prepared in which 2 works worth Rs 46 crore are in progress. Similarly, in Smart City Satna, 27 projects worth Rs 1438 crore have been prepared out of which work on one project worth Rs 51 lakh has begun. The remaining works will soon begin.



aa Set up Aadhar centres in anganwadis and schools: Science and Technology Minister Shri Gupta
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 July 2018

Aadhar registration centres should be set up in anganwadi centres and schools to ensure cent percent registration of aadhar. Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta said this while reviewing departmental schemes. Shri Gupta said that the gram panchayats where optical fibre line has been laid should be connected by telephone. For this work should be done as per the programme. He said that there should be trained departmental staff for the running of State Data Centre. Virtual IT Cadre training should be imparted. Be in constant contact with technical experts working in other departments. Science and Technology Minister Shri Gupta asked to do works related to Election Commission on priority. Shri Gupta told to get the pending works of I.T. parks done within the time limit. Start work after holding discussion with businessmen who have got plots in the I.T. parks. Conduct review of e-governance society through video-conferencing every month. M.D. M.P. SEDEC Smt. Tanvi Sundriyal gave information about the departmental schemes through a Power Point Presentation. Principal Secretary Shri Pramod Agrawal, Project Director Shri Ripudaman Singh Bhadoriya and other officials were also present during the meeting.



aa CM Shri Chouhan lays foundation of Rural Group Water Supply Scheme in Panna district
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 July 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has laid foundation stone of Rural Group Water Scheme costing Rs. 211.32 crore to provide clean potable water to 158 villages of Pawai and Shahnagar blocks of Panna district today. About 36 thousand houses will get clean potable water under the scheme. Moreover, Shri Chouhan also laid foundation of Amha Minor Irrigation Canal Expansion Scheme on this occasion. Minister of State and District In-Charge Smt. Lalita Yadav, Member of Parliament Shri Nagendra Singh, Chairman of Bundelkhand Development Authority Shri Ramkrishna Kusmariya and other Public Representatives were present on the occasion.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra visits hospital to enquire Journalists health
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 July 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliament Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra visited the local hospital here today and enquired about the health of the Bureau Chief of India TV Shri Amitabh Anurag. It may be mentioned Shri Amitabh was injured in a road accident recently. Dr. Mishra has prayed for his speedy health recovery.



aa Contribute in Country’s development by paying Income Tax: Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 July 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that it is responsibility of the citizens to contribute more in the welfare of weaker section and development of the country by paying income tax. She mentioned that increase in number of income tax payers in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh is more than the average increase in the entire country. Credit for this huge tax collection goes to the administration along with the honest income tax payers of the country also. Smt. Patel stated that income tax procedure is being simplified more by the Union Government, which will benefit common man and the government. This was said by the Governor on the occasion of Income Tax Day today. She also honoured senior income tax payers and officers, who contributed their best in income tax investigation and recovery by presenting them with shawl and shriphal. The Governor Smt. Patel mentioned that keeping in view the economy our country has gained 6th position in the world by leaving behind Britain. According to the Forbes Megazine, India has moved ahead of the Britain in Domestic Gross Product and is competing with America, China, Japan, Germany and France. She further mentioned that people are coming forward in record number in the country to pay tax after the action taken by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi against black money and corruption besides implementation of GST system. This certifies the changed environment. Moreover, Smt. Patel said that property worth Rs. 4 thousand to 4 and half thousand crore have been confiscated since the law for Benami Property has been passed in the Parliament. Therefore, the Income Tax Department’s role is very important. She mentioned that the total income tax collection of over Rs. 10 lakh crore by the Union Government in the fiscal year 2017-18 is a historic achievement. The Governor released Annual Book of the Income Tax Department and Income Tax Pratibimb Megazine on the occasion and honoured students, who participated in the Income Tax related competitions. The Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax while shedding light on the activities of the Department said that awareness is spreading among the income tax payers towards their duties and responsibilities. He mentioned that to be an income tax payer is a matter of pride and country will become stronger by your tax only. Government spend amount on different construction and development works by taking small from all. Chief Income Tax Commissioner–Indore Shri Ajay Chouhan proposed the vote of thanks on the occasion.



aa Medical College to be started in Vidisha from August: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan made announcement during the Kisan Sammelan held at Vidisha today that Medical College will be started from the month of August in Vidisha. People of Vidisha and its vicinity will get proper treatment comfortably for serious illnesses. Shri Chouhan transferred an amount of Rs. 445 crore towards crop insurance online in the bank accounts of One lakh 33 thousand farmers. He also laid foundation and dedicated construction works worth Rs. 170 crore of Vidisha district. Shri Chouhan mentioned that wheat is being procured from the farmers in the current year at the rate of Rs. 2 thousand per quintal including support price. Apart from this, gram, urad and moong and other crops are also being procured by the state government to enable farmers to get profitable value for their agriculture produce. He further mentioned that the State Government intends that agriculture must be made a profitable occupation at any cost. Shri Chouhan informed that over 33 thousand crore has been deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers of the state during the last one year under the various schemes. Moreover, he informed that efforts are being made to export Madhya Pradesh’s soybean to China. Discussions are taking place at high level in this connection. Moreover, Shri Chouhan has said that Sambal Yojana is being implemented to bring happiness in life of every poor of the society. Electricity bills worth over Rs. 44 crore of the registered unorganized labourers and other eligible persons have been waived off under the scheme. He informed that arrangements are being made for those unorganized labourers and other eligible persons, who are not able to get themselves registered under the scheme yet. Member of Parliament Shri Laxminarayan Yadav, Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena, MLAs Shri Kalyan Singh Thakur and Shri Veer Singh Pawar, President of Jila Panchayat Shri Toran Singh Dangi, President of Nagar Palika Shri Mukesh Tandon, Chairman of Cooperative Bank Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma, other public representatives and people of various sections in large number were present in the convention. Unveils Maharana Pratap’s statue The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan unveiled statue of Veer Shromani Maharana Pratap at Vidisha. This statue has been installed by the Municipality at Durga Nagar Square of the city. Minister Shri Rampal Singh and MP Shri Laxminarayan Yadav were also present in the programme.



aa Countrymen should support Sainiks on border areas: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 July 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that it is the duty of the countrymen residing in the bordering areas to maintain good relations with the army men deployed on the border and extend support to them. There is a very deep relationship between the people residing in the bordering areas and the army men deployed in the border areas. Both of them have to face similar kind of circumstances and difficulties. She said this during a meeting with a 34-member team of the Trainee Assistant Commandant of the Armed Border Forces here today. Governor Smt. Patel said that there is a need to take strict measures to protect the armymen from attacks of terrorists and Naxalites by the use of modern weapons and methods in the borders and internal areas. Today, where our armies are getting exposed to modern weapons and communication equipment, terrorists and Naxalites are also using modern methods. This puts the lives of the army men engaged in patrolling at risk. The 'Special Service Bureau' has significant contribution in protecting the country in the Kargil war and the subsequent changing circumstances. The Governor said that it is due to the sacrifices, bravery and hard work of our jawans, be it of Army, BSF or other forces that our country’s defence is establishing its reputation among the world's largest armies. Throwing light on the activities of the Academy, Director Armed Border Forces Academy Shri Sudhanshu Nautiyal gave detailed information aboutArmed Border Forces Academy re-established in Bhopal after being shifted from Srinagar in Uttarakhand. Commandant Armed Border Forces Academy, Shri D. N. Bhoumbe proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was conducted by Trainee Officer Sushri Preeti Sharma.



aa Camps will be held to make caste certificates of Beldar community
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that camps will be held in Sehore, Raisen and Bhopal to make caste certificates of Beldar community. The community will be given every valid right. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Madhya Pradesh Beldar community Mahasammelan at the CM House premises. He also felicitated students Sakshi Kamrai and Ansh Giri of the community on the occasion. Minister of State for General Administration and Scheduled Caste Welfare Shri Lal Singh Arya was also present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan urged the people belonging to the Beldar community to get themselves registered in the Sambal Yojana. He told them that several provisions have been made in the scheme like electricity at Rs 200 flat rate and payment of fees of the education of children by the state government so that poor families can spend their lives respectfully. He said that careful thought would be given to the application for land allocation for building for the Beldar community as per rules. The Chief Minister said that women and girls must be given due respect. No discrimination should be made between girls and boys and both should be educated. CM Shri Chouhan extended best wishes for Raksha Bandhan to all the women present in the Mahasammelan in advance.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra meets Union Minister Shri Gadkari
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 July 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra paid a courtesy visit to Union Minister for Surface Transport and Water Resources Shri Nitin Gadkari at Gwalior. Dr. Mishra informed about the efforts made for the expansion of irrigation facilities in the entire state including Gwalior-Chambal division. Shri Gadkari assured him that Government of India will not allow funds to fall short in infrastructural development of Madhya Pradesh.



aa Make youth aware towards Indian culture and traditions – Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 July 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel on Sunday addressing the silver jubilee celebration of the establishment of the Madhya Kshetriya Gujarati Bajkhedabal Samaj organized in Jabalpur said that the youth should be made aware of Indian culture, civilization and traditions. While referring to the prosperity of Gujarat state and the participation of the Gujarati community in development, she said that the entire society should ensure its participation in making the public welfare programmes initiated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi successful. On the occasion, the Governor released Gujarati Samaj souvenir and felicitated persons for their outstanding work in various areas. Former Chairperson of Gujarat government’s Sanskrit Board Shri Gautam Patel presided over the programme. Mahamandleshwar Swami Akhileshwaranand and Jabalpur Municipal Corporation Mayor Dr. Swati Godbole were also present on the occasion.



aa SOPA Delegation expresses gratitude towards CM to initiate soybean export
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 July 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was called on by the delegation of SOPA and Industries at the state hangar today. The delegation expressed gratitude towards Shri Chouhan for initiating efforts to encourage soybean export. It was informed by the delegation that on the efforts of the Chief Minister, the Union Government has taken an action in the record time to increase incentive from 7 percent to 10 percent on soya meal export. This has generated a new enthusiasm in the soybean industry and has triggered scope of export. Members of the delegation also invited the Chief Minister to attend Soya Meal and Soybean Exporters and Importers’ Conclave to be held at Indore. CM Shri Chouhan has assured the delegation that every possible effort will be made to export soybean to enable farmers to get better price for their crop. They also discussed about the obstacles in connection to soybean export and export promotion efforts. Shri Chouhan has informed that high level efforts have been made to increase scope of soybean export to China. He also mentioned about the discussions held with the Prime Minister, Union Minister for Commerce and Union Minister for External Affairs. He mentioned that he will again discuss with the Prime Minister on various issues related to encouragement to soybean export. He will urge the Union Minister for Railways to make the rack available to the state for exporting soybean to Bangladesh. Moreover, by holding discussions with the Union Commerce Minister, he will make efforts to include delegation of Madhya Pradesh with delegations of the Union Government to be sent to China, Japan and European Union. Minister from the State Government will also be sent as a representative of the State Government with delegation. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan stated that he will request the Union Minister for External Affairs to direct Indian Embassy in China for providing full cooperation to soybean exporters of the state. The delegation informed about the scope of soybean and soya meal export and said that 1260 lakh M.T. soybean is exported in the world. Out of this about 94 percent i.e. 950 lakh M.T. by China, 172 lakh M.T. by European Union and 60 lakh M.T. by Japan is imported. Moreover, the delegation has urged the State Government to make efforts to increase 10 percent import duty on soybean oil and to abolish non tariff barriers restriction imposed by the China on soybean import from India. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Rajesh Rajora, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industry Shri Mohammad Suleman, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Shri S.K. Mishra and Shri Vivek Agrawal were present on the occasion. The delegation of SOPA and Industries included Shri Davish Jain, Shri Basu T. Badwala, Shri Girish Matlani and Shri D.N. Pathak.



aa M.P. becomes one of the leading states with cooperation of Centre: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 July 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari performed bhoomi poojan and dedicated development works costing Rs. 5 thousand 130 crore at Vikas Parva evam Kisaan Maha-Sammelan held at Guna today. CM Shri Chouhan transferred an amount of Rs. 43 crore 90 lakh online in the banks accounts of farmers under the Crop Insurance Scheme and distributed benefits to 43 thousand 882 beneficiaries of various schemes. CM Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has become one of the leading states of the country, emerging out of the sick state category now with the cooperation of the Union Government. An amount of Rs. 13 thousand 500 crore was provided by the Centre to the state for construction of roads, which helped better construction of roads in the state. Elaborating on Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana, Shri Chouhan mentioned that all the possible efforts are being made in the state according to the commitment of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to make agriculture a profitable occupation and to double the agriculture production. The Union Minister Shri Gadkari stated that construction work of Chambal Express Way in Gwalior region will be started soon this year. Work to acquire land has been started in this connection. People of this region will get employment opportunities, business and industries will flourish and a new route will be available for transport after the construction of this Express Way. He informed that a new highway is being constructed between Delhi and Mumbai. An amount of Rs. One lakh crore will be spent on construction. The highway will pass through Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra state. This highway includes 250 k.m. long road of Madhya Pradesh and will help development of the state. Moreover Shri Gadkari has informed that water sharing in connection to the Ken-Betwa Link River Project will be solved soon. Furthermore, he informed that construction work of 100 new national highways is being started in the country. CM Shri Chouhan and the Union Minister Shri Gadkari were presented with items manufactured by the women of self-help groups of NRLM. Labourers of the unorganized sector presented a letter of gratitude for implementing Sambal Yojana. The Guna Bar Association expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister to implement Advocate Protection Act in the state. Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Minister District-In charge Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya, Member of Parliament Shri Rodmal Nagar, President of Jila Panchayat Smt. Archana Chouhan, MLAs Shri Pannalal Shakya and Sushri Mamta Meena beside other Public Representatives and people in large number were present in the programme.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra performs bhoomi poojan and dedicates roads worth Rs. 284 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 July 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra performed bhoomi poojan and dedicated 114 roads worth Rs. 284 crore in Datia district today. These roads also include foundation ceremony of two lane Daboh Bhander road worth Rs. 233 crore. MLAs Shri Pradeep Agrawal and Shri Ghanshyam Pironiya were also present on the occasion. Minister Dr. Mishra said that the Government of Madhya Pradesh is paying special attention on infrastructure development i.e. roads, water and electricity. He further mentioned that roads are carrier of development. Children, who performed with excellence in studies were honoured by engarlanding and presenting shields. Moreover, tricycles were presented to divyangs during the propgramme



aa Students should work hard, government to give resources: Revenue Minister Shri Gupta
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 July 2018

Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta told students that they should only work hard, the government will do the work of mobilisation of resources. Shri Gupta said this at the Praveshotsav of the Government College Tribal Boys Hostel, Bhadbhada Road. It may be noted that today that Hostel Praveshotsav is being celebrated in the entire state. Citing the example of the selection of a student of Dewas from a poor family in M.B.B.S. in AIIMS, Shri Gupta said that no particular section has monopoly over knowledge. Work hard and make efforts in the right direction and success will be definitely yours. He said that if you do not get place in a hostel, take a rented house, the rent of which will be borne by the government. The government will also bear the expenses for coaching for a good job. Skill development classes Science and Technology Minister Shri Gupta said that skill development classes should be held in the hostels. He said that skill development training should be imparted to the students in their spare time acording to their will. Shri Gupta said that it is difficult to get job on the basis of just the marksheet. With skilled people, there will no problem of employment. Shri Gupta said that students in the hostel should be served food on his behalf once a year. He planted saplings of mangoes and guavas in the hostel premises. Local public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa Meeting of Inquiry Committee of Press Council of India at Bhopal on July 23-24
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 July 2018

The meeting of the Inquiry Committee of the Press Council of India will begin at 10.30 am on July 23-24 at Hotel Palash Residency, T.T. Nagar. Justice Chadramouli Kumar Prasad will preside over the meeting. Hearing will be held on 33 cases related to violation of freedom of press and journalistic ethics pertaining to Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh region at the meeting of the Inquiry Committee. The proceedings of the hearing will be open to the Press and the public.



aa Governor Smt. Patel reaches Veterinary University Jabalpur’s Girls Hostel
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 July 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today took stock of the arrangements at the girls hostel in Nanaji Deshmukh Veterniary University in Jabalpur and spoke to the students about their problems and facilities being provided to them. The Governor planted a gooseberry sapling at the hostel premises and dedicated a digital library. The Governor advised the students to clean up the entire kitchen once in 15 days and prepare food also. After marriage their in-laws should not get a chance to say that they do not know how to cook as they were staying in a hostel. The students promised the Governor that she would surely come to taste the food cooked by them. The Governor showed interest in the herbal medicines manufactured by medicinal plants. She also inspected the functioning of the high-tech machine installed for the testing of purity of water and the cow-dung pot construction process. The Governor said that the messages of cleanliness will have their desired effect only when everyone works for cleanliness. She appealed to the students to take up the work of cleanliness for one day. Inspired by the Governor’s words, the students took resolve then and there to maintain cleanliness in the hostel and the university.



aa CM Shri Chouhan grants Rs 60 crore worth development works to Khargone district
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today performed bhoomi-pujan and dedicated development works worth Rs 60 crore 14 lakhs 81 thousand in Khargone district. These include works worth Rs 3969.85 lakh in Khargone Vidhan Sabha constituency and works worth Rs 2044.96 lakh in Kasravad Vidhan Sabha constituency. School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Singh, Minister of State for Labour and Agriculture Shri Balkrishna Patidar and MP Shri Subhash Patel were present. CM Shri Chouhan today performed bhoomi-pujan of bridges-culverts and roads at a cost of Rs 3969.85 crore in Khargone Mandi premises and dedicated school buildings in 3 villages. The construction of roads and bridges-culverts will pave the way for development of 14 villages. Among the school buildings dedicated by the Chief Minister include Higher Secondary School in Gandhawad worth Rs 95 lakh and school buildings at a cost of Rs 1 crore each at Lakhi and Devaniya village CM Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi-pujan of development works worth Rs 2044.96 lakh in Kasravad Mandi. These development works include Higher Secondary School buildings, primary health centre buildings, bridge construction on Veda river and beautification and infrastructure development of Nagar Parishad.



aa All homeless families to be given Pucca houses – PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 July 2018

Water Resources, Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today distributed certificates of amount approved for houses to 19 beneficiary families of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana at Datia. Nagar Palika Vice-Chairman Shri Yogesh Saxena, District Planning Committee member Shri Prashant Dhegula and corporators were present on the occasion. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that houses will be given to all homeless persons in Datia district. They will also be provided with road, water and electricity facility. He told the beneficiaries to make good use of the housing amount and get the houses constructed without fail. Dedication-foundation laying of 133 roads worth Rs 50 crores PR Minister Dr.Mishra will lay the foundation and dedicate 133 roads worth Rs 50 crores in Datia district on July 23. The programme will be organized at Tribal Hostel campus near Idgah locality in Datia at 10.30 am. Dr. Mishra will hold a discussion with the Patel community over tea at Patwari Farm house at 9.30 am on July 23. As per the scheduled programme, he will proceed to Bhopal by Chhattisgarh Express after taking part in the Hostel Pravesh Utsav Samaroh to be organised at the Idgah hostel campus by the Scheduled Caste, Tribal Development Department at 11 am.



aa Coordinated Work of Organisations will deliver better results
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 July 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel was called on by the representatives of social organizations, farmers and students today at Khargone. Smt. Patel said that all the organizations should work together for the betterment of the district. She further mentioned that Red Cross, Rotary Club, Lions Club and other Social Organisations should create an atmosphere of family affection by adopting children suffering from T.B. They should pay attention on their nutritious food, health along with their education. Organic Products’ exhibition should be organised every week The Governor Smt. Patel was also presented with organic products by the farmers, who are engaged in organic farming. The farmers put forth their demand before the Governor to make them available the better market. Smt. Patel mentioned that exhibition focusing organic products should be organized every week. This will help promoting organic products. While congratulating meritorious students, she said that they have been selected for the best institutions of the state and country. Do not get disturbed by problems related to language in the beginning. She told the members of Azim Premji Organisation to work for aaganwadi children besides primary schools.



aa Medical College to be built in Satna at a cost of Rs 287 crore 75 lakh
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 July 2018

CM Shri Chouhan said that an amount of Rs 16 crore 74 lakh will be spent on the industrial development of Satna. He said that in the coming 4 years the poor persons will be removed from slums and pucca houses will be constructed for them. Shri Chouhan said that the state government is making efforts to bring light in the lives of the poor. The state government will pay the electricity bills of the poor people and will give them electricity at a flat rate of Rs 200 per month. The Chief Minister said that we first made Madhya Pradesh a developing state from a Bimaru state, after that we made it a developed state and now we want to make Madhya Pradesh a prosperous state. The Chief Minister honoured the Loktantra Senanis and the Misabandis. MP Shri Ganesh Singh and other public representatives addressed the programme. Rajya Sabha member Shri Prabhat Jha, MLA Shri Shankarlal Tiwari, Mayor Smt. Mamta Pandey, District Panchayat President Smt. Sudha Singh, other public representatives and citizens were also present at the programme.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra lays foundation of Harsi By-Pass Irrigation Canal
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 July 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra laid foundation of Harsi High Level Bye-Pass Irrigation Canal at Gwalior district today. The project costing about Rs. 80 crore will provide better irrigation facility to farmers. A 7.35 K.M. long canal has to be constructed under the project, which will facilitate irrigation on total 42 thousand 245 hectare area. Several Public Representatives were present during the foundation laying programme. Minister Dr. Mishra said that an amount of Rs. 10 crore will be spent to undertake upgradation work of canal of Doba. Moreover works costing Rs. 7 crore will be carried out to construct 62 K.M. long road from Harsi to Pichhore. He informed that farmers of 238 villages of Dabra, Bhitarwar, Murar, Gohad and Ron will be benefitted after the construction of Harsi High Level Feeder Canal. Farmers will get sufficient water from the works of the Water Resources Department and irrigation will not get disrupted in case of low rains.



aa CM Shri Chouhan expresses grief over demise of Lyricist Shri Gopal Das Neeraj
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over the demise of the famous Lyricist Shri Gopal Das Neeraj. CM Shri Chouhan has said that a rich legacy of Hindi songs has been established by the Late Shri Neeraj. People will sing his songs written for Hindi films for ages. He was a very sensitive poet. His songs reflect a feeling of philosophy of life every moment. He had specialty to express serious matters in simple words. Shri Chouhan has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul.



aa Tourism and Sanitation has deep relation
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 July 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that tourism has enhanced in Madhya Pradesh in recent years. Employment to maximum people could be provided through tourism industry. Smt. Patel also urged common man to participate in Swachchata Abhiyan to maintain cleanliness around the historical buildings. The Governor Smt. Patel was addressing the inaugural function of the private resort at Khargone today. Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa informed about the works being carried out in the field of tourism in Madhya Pradesh. He informed that Madhya Pradesh has special identity in the tourism map of the country. Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Housing Board Shri Krishna Murari Moghe, Collector Shri Shahsibhushan Singh and Public Representatives were present.



aa Villagers should improve their condition by availing benefits from Government Schemes
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 July 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel visited Primary School and Aaganwadi Centre at Chhaigaonmakhan Block Headquarters of Khandwa District today and while interacting with children she distributed fruits to them. The children recited poems and narrated stories. MLA of Pandhana Smt. Yogita Borkar was also present on this occasion. Moreover, the Governor deliberated with persons benefitted by the Government schemes. Smt. Patel said that villagers should be conscious of the government schemes and avail benefits to improve their economic condition. Collector of Khandwa Shri Vishesh Gadhpale has informed that arrangement of students’ studies through Gyan Setu Audio-Video Lectures has been made in schools of the district, which are facing shortage of teachers. The Governor distributed cooking gas stoves to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana in a programme held at School Campus. While addressing the villagers, Smt. Patel stated that 150 backward districts have been identified in the entire country by the NITI Aayog. Effective efforts are being made jointly by the Central and State Government to tackle problems like malnutrition in these districts. Deliberates with members of Self-Help Groups The Governor Smt. Patel deliberated with the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Mudra, Ujjawala and Soubhagya Yojana. The beneficiaries have informed the Governor that transformation has come to their life today after getting the free electricity connection. Children have now been able to study in the light of bulbs. She also interacted with the beneficiaries of Jan-Dhan and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The Governor urged public representatives to provide special help to the malnourished children of their surrounding areas by adopting them. The Governor Smt. Patel conducted tour of Chhaigaonmakhan area. She saw horticulture crop of the Progressive Farmer Narendra Singh Chouhan by visiting his farm and suggested farmers to adopt organic farming.



aa CM Shri Chouhan reaches Maihar by Revanchal Express
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Maihar by Revanchal Express on Wednesday morning along with his wife. He offered puja-archana at Maa Sharda temple in Maihar. He performed puja of statue of Sant Ravidas at Sant Ravidas Ashram under construction in Maihar and met the seers present in the ashram. Food and Civil Supplies Minister and in incharge of Satna District Shri Om Prakash Dhurve, Minister of State for Cooperatives, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation, Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Vishwas Sarang, MP Shri Ganesh Singh, MLA Shri Narayan Tripathi and a large number of public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa Create new environment through start-ups – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan called upon youths to create new environment through start-ups. In this support of capital etc. will be extended. He said that Madhya Pradesh has to be made the world’s best and most prosperous state. Shri Chouhan was flagging off the Start-up India Madhya Pradesh Yatra at CM House today. He flagged off the Yatra by showing the green flag. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that start-up India is for those who have the persistence, passion and zeal to do something new with new ideas. Efforts will be made to promote and motivate youth to walk on the new path of new ideas during the journey. Shri Chouhan said that nothing new can be done by walking on the old path. We must walk on the new path to take Madhya Pradesh to new dimensions of development. He said that the government will remove all obstacles from the path of every effort to implement innovations. The youth will get full co-operation and assistance of capital etc. in the start-up programme. He said that Madhya Pradesh was first developed from Bimaru to a developed state, then progressive and now it has to be made prosperous. Start-ups play a major role in this. It was told that the startup India Madhya Pradesh tour will start from Bhopal to Mandideep, Vidisha, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur, Katni, Rewa, Satna, Sagar, Guna, Gwalior, Ujjain and finally conclude at Indore. Principal Secretary Dr. Rajesh Rajoura was also present.



aa Narmada Maiyya will change picture of irrigation deprived areas of Sehore district
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid foundation of the ambitious Narmada-Parvati Link Project at Sehore district today. Under the second phase of the project, water will be supplied to the agriculture fields of farmers through pipe line by lifting it to about 295 meter height from Indira Sagar Reservoir. The first pumping station will be constructed at Dharampuri of Kannod tahsil in this connection. Arrangement will be made to supply water to agriculture fields by pumping water from the second pumping station to the junction structure to be constructed near Singarcholi village of Ashta tahsil. About 2.50 lakh hectare area of 187 villages of Ashta, Jawar and Ichchawar tahsils of Sehore district will be irrigated under the scheme. CM Shri Chouhan at the foundation laying function held today said that fate of the farmers of Sehore district and picture of area will change completely after the completion of this project. The project will facilitate water to the farmers for irrigation upto area of 2.5 hectare through pipeline. Farmers of Sehore district, who are dwelling at high ground from Narmada River geographically, will be benefitted by this scheme. Arrangement is being made to supply water through pipeline in place of canals so that farmers get water for irrigation at the earliest. Rs. 1 lakh 30 thousand crore to be spent to link Narmada-Kshipra-Kalisindh-Parvati The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Narmada-Kshipra-Kalisindh and Parvati rivers are being linked at an approximate cost of Rs. One lakh 30 thousand crore to facilitate irrigation on such 7.50 lakh hectare area, where farmers used to grow crops only during the good rains. He mentioned that this area will also get rid of potable water problem after completion of this project. Moreover, Shri Chouhan further mentioned that the state government is committed to improve economic condition of farmers and to transform agriculture into a profitable occupation at any cost. An amount of over Rs. 482 crore of crop insurance scheme has been deposited in the bank accounts of over One lakh 51 thousand farmers of Sehore district today. Bonus at the rate of Rs. 200 per quintal was given on wheat sold last year. While expressing gratitude towards the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for increasing support price of various crops, Shri Chouhan stated that farmers of the state will also get benefitted by this. He informed that efforts are being made to export state’s soybean to China, this will also benefit state’s farmers. Informing about the Sambal Yojana started for labourers of the unorganized sector of Madhya Pradesh, CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that this is a unique scheme of the country. About 2 crore unorganized labourers of the state have registered themselves in the scheme till now. Arrangement to provide free education to children of poor families and medical facility has been made under the Sambal Yojana. CM Shri Chouhan further stated that huge electricity bills will not harass poor now. Electricity bills are being waived off by conducting camp at all the districts of the state. After this electricity bills at the rate of Rs. 200 per month will be given to them to light 4 bulbs, to use 2 fans, one cooler and T.V. Residential plot and pucca house will be given to labourers of the unorganized sector. He expected cooperation from all for the development of the state. Bhoomi Poojan and Dedication of development works worth over Rs. 194 crore Earlier CM Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of 22 works costing Rs. 119 crore 11 lakh and dedicated 6 construction works worth Rs. 75 crore 9 lakh. Shri Chouhan planted sapling near the programme site and appealed to the people to plant at least one sapling necessarily. Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Narmada Valley Development Authority (Independent Charge) Shri Lalsingh Arya, MP Shri Manohar Untwal, MLAs Shri Ranjeet Singh Gunwan, Shri Sudesh Rai and Shri Jaswant Singh Hada, President of Jila Panchayat Smt. Urmila Maretha besides Chairman of Text Book Corporation Shri Raisingh Sendhav were present in the programme.



aa Remaining amount of procurement should be paid to farmers soon CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the procurement of gram, lentil and mustard. At the same time, he took stock of registration for moong, urad and arrival of onion and garlic in mandis. He instructed to expedite process to make remaining payment to farmers. It was informed that payment of Rs 7842 crores has been made to farmers for gram, lentil and mustard. Incentives over Rs 775 crores will be given to farmers for onion and garlic. While reviewing Rabi procurement here at Mantralayal today, the Chief Minister said that payment should be made to those farmers, who sold gram, lentils and mustard and could not get it. Also, distribution of incentive to the farmers should be ensured. During this, it was informed that 100 percent payment for gram, lentil and mustard has been done in 17 districts to farmers. Only 16 percent payment is remaining. Incentive of Rs100 per quintal is being given by the state government on these crops. It was informed that 91 thousand 268 and 22178 farmers have got registered for procurement of moong and Urad respectively. The arrive of Moong is 2.42 lakh metric ton and urad is 0.29 lakh metric tons. Similarly, 1 lakh 43 thousand 426 farmers have brought 6 lakh 75 thousand 498 metric ton garlic and 63 thousand 651 farmers have brought 5 lakh 88 thousand 849 metric ton onions. Under Mukhyamantri Krishak Samridhi Yojana, Rs 235 crore will be at the rate of Rs 400 per quintal for onion and Rs 540 crore for garlic at the rate of Rs 800 per quintal. In the meeting, Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh, Agriculture Production Commissioner, Shri PC Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajora, Principal Secretary Civil Supply Smt Neelam Shamirao, Principal Secretary Co-operatives Shri KC Gupta and other officials were present.



aa Collection of poems presented to PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 July 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra was presented with a collection of poems ‘Jeevan Raag’ by journalist and young poet Shri Kaushal Kishore Chaturvedi. The Minister congratulated Shri Chaturvedi for the publication of his book. Former MLA Shri Rana meets PR Minister Dr. Mishra Former MLA Shri Bhanu Rana today met Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra. Shri Rana presented a letter of suggestions related to expansion of irrigation facilities in Devri area to Dr. Mishra.



aa Madhya Pradesh best in execution of Prime Minister Safe Motherhood Campaign
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 July 2018

Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Rustam Singh awarded private and government doctors who made significant contributions in the execution of Prime Minister Safe Maternity Campaign. He said that only Madhya Pradesh has achieved remarkable success in the country with the participation of doctors of private sector along with the Health Department. It is noteworthy that recently the Central Government has awarded Madhya Pradesh for its reach to the highest number of pregnant women and the highest number of service providers and highest decline in percent in maternal mortality rate in the Prime Minister Safe Maternity Campaign. Madhya Pradesh was awarded by the Union Health Minister in New Delhi for decline by 48 numbers in maternal mortality rate in Madhya Pradesh in sample registration survey conducted by the Central Government and expansion of diagnostic and treatment services before delivery with the help of private sector doctors under the Prime Minister Safe Maternity Campaign. Health Minister feted Narmadapuram Divisional Commissioner Shri Umakant Umrao for receiving national award, Dr. Kiran Shejwar, Dr. Madhuri Chandra, Dr. Alka Agrawal, Dr. Sangeeta Shrivastava, Dr. Nidhi Vyas, and Dr. Sharda Mishra for noteworthy contribution in different districts in Vananchal Seva Samiti by presenting shawl, memento and certificate. On the occasion, a film 'Hiranyagarbha', based on the work being done for pregnant women with complex delivery was displayed by Shri Umakant Umarao. 'Hiranyagarbha' team extends help in safe delivery by reaching pregnant women in Hoshangabad district. Free camps are held on the ninth of every month in government hospital for health check-up of pregnant women under prime minister safe maternity campaign. Doctors of private sectors are also participating in it with team of Health Department, which has resulted in decline in maternal mortality rate. Shri Singh awarded Dr. Sunita Malani for rendering services for continuous 12 months in Agar-Malwa district hospital and Dr. Aditi Rathore for rendering services for continuous 11 months in community health centre of Ratlam district for voluntary services under the campaign in the year 2017-18. This award was given to Dr. Mahendra Singh of Satna district hospital and Dr. Indrani Sengupta of community health centre, Amdara (Satna) in government sector category. The award was given to Jabalpur (private sector) and Raisen (government sector) for the best performing district and identifying the highest number of complex pregnancy. The awards were given to Dr. Jaiswal of Bhopal chapter, Dr. Mukta Jain of Indore, Dr. Kusumlata Singhal of Gwalior, Dr. Manju Rathi of Ujjain, Dr. Nisha Sahu of Jabalpur, Dr. Dally Mehra of Ratlam, Dr. Neeta Gidyan of Sagar, Dr. Sangita Prasad of Singarauli, Dr. Sunita Pandey of Hoshangabad, Dr. Shailesh Lunawat of Indian Radiological and imaging association, Dr. Rajiv Gupta of Indian Medical Association, Dr. Satyaprakash Dubey of Private Medical Practitioner Association, Dr. Umesh Sharda of Nursing Home Association, Dr. Suresh Kumar of Pathology Association, Shri Kamal Bhandari of Lions Club, Association of Private Dental College and Dr. Jyoti Valecha of Medical Colleges of MP in medical organisations. Awards were given to Bhopal, Indore and Gwalior medical colleges for continuous help in maternal health. The best gynecologist in private sector was given to Dr. Meena Namdeo Panna, Dr. Deepak Kumar Gupta Raisen and Dr. Neena Gediyan Sagar. Dr. Pramila Rathore of Mandsaur, Dr. Laxmi Dudve of Khandwa, Dr. R Kushram of Seoni received the award in government sector. For the best anesthesia specialist, Dr. Santosh Rajauria of Sagar, Dr. Sunil Sthapak of Shahdol, Dr. Vineet Pateria of Chhatarpur in government category and Dr. SN Soni of Seoni, Dr. Dimpal of Ujjain and Dr. R Maheshwari of Hoshangabad in private sector were was awarded. Dr. Hemraj Bokade, Saunsar (Chhindwara), Dr. KD Mandloi, Petlawad (Jhabua) and Dr. BT Chaturvedi, Pichhor (Shivpuri) were awarded in the sub district level group. Team of Ratlam and Shahdol were awarded for Roshni Clinic for providing excellent services to women of all age groups including pregnant women. Dr. Shashikala Nipane Umaria, Dr. Vaishali Nigam, Dewas, Dr. Vikas Sharma, Morena are included in the award recipients for best care of newborn babies. Team of community health centre, Saunsar (Chhindwara), community health centre, Jaora (Ratlam), civil Hospital, Maihar (Satna) are included for excellent work in blood collection. Team of Community Health Center Devendra Nagar (Panna), Community Health Center Parasia (Chhindwara) and Community Health Center, Patera (Damoh) were rewarded for facility expansion.



aa Bhoomi Poojan of Narmada-Parvati Link Project on July 17
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 July 2018

The construction of Narmada-Parvati Link Project is being started under the important phase of ‘Narmada-Malwa Link’ according to the resolution of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Chief Minister will performbhoomi-poojan of this ambitious micro irrigation scheme of Sehore district on July 17 at 12.00 noon at Block Headquarters Ashta during the large farmers’ convention. Keeping in view the water problem of Malwanchal, which is becoming severe day by day, the Chief Minister took a resolution in the year 2011 to bring Narmada water in the basins of Kshipra, Gambhir, Parvati and Kalisindh rivers as a permanent solution to the problem. The Narmada Valley Development Authority is completing the Chief Minister’s campaign of Narmada-Malwa link in a phase manner. The success of Narmada-Kshipra-Simhastha Link Project was lauded at National and International level. Narmada-Malwa -Gambhir Link is progressing speedily towards its completion. In the next phase of this campaign, the construction of the first and second phase of the Narmada-Parvati Link is being started. Under the first and second phase of the project, about 32.04 cumex water will be lifted about upto 295 meter height from the Indira Sagar reservoir. The first pumping station will be constructed near village Dharampuri of Kannod Tahsil. From this pumping station, water through other 3 pumping stations will be released in junction structure to be constructed at village Singarcholi of Ashta Tahsil. A total of one lakh hectare area of 187 villages of Ashta, Jawar and Icchawar tahsils of Sehore district will be irrigated under the scheme. As per the estimate, 144 M.W. electrcity will be consumed on water lifting. The estimated cost of the first and second phase of the Narmada-Parvati Link is Rs. 3 thousand 415 crore 30 lakh. The special feature of the scheme is that 20 meter pressurised water through pipeline will be made available to farmers on each 2.5 hectare area. This will help farmers to avail benefit of micro irrigation system. Those villages and farms of Sehore district, which are situated at high ground geographically and are deprived of canal irrigation will get benefit of irrigation by this scheme.



aa Full efforts to be made for development of Sanskrit language in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 July 2018

Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah has said that India is a country of everlasting and unending culture. Indian culture is carrier of the sanskara and protection and nurturing of this culture lies in Sanskrit language. That's why Sanskrit is called soul of India. The state government has taken many important steps for development of ancient Sanskrit language. School Education Minister Kunwar Shah was addressing the inaugural function of Government Residential Kanya Sanskrit Vidyalaya in the premises of New Subhash School situated at South T.T .Nagar. On the occasion, Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Smt. Deepti Goud Mukherjee, Sanskrit scholars were also present. School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that it has been in his priority to open Sanskrit schools for girls.Efforts are being made to link Sanskrit language with self-employment in the state. In view of this, new courses based on employment has been started in the state. In his address, Minister of State for School Education, Shri Deepak Joshi said that infrastructure in government schools of Sanskrit in the state will be strengthened. Director of Maharishi Patanjali Sanskrit Sansthan Shri Prabhat Raj Tiwari said that girls have been granted admissions in residential schools on the basis of state level merit list. The girls would be imparted career oriented excellent education with Sanskrit language and literature in coordination with traditional and modern approaches. Teaching from class VI to XII will be available in Sanskrit School. Residential facility, food, uniform and medical facilities will be availed to girls. Dr Bhagirath Kumarawat also addressed the programme. It was informed in the programme that five Model ​​Sanskrit Vidyalayas are under operational in Sironj of Vidisha district, Datia, Ujjain, Burhanpur and Barhi of Katni district. In order to modernize Sanskrit schools, sanction has been given too purchase computers. In the state, 187 Sanskrit Vidyalayas have been affiliated with Maharishi Patanjali Sanskrit Sansthan. Sanction of Rs nine crores has been given for four-storey building of the institute in Bhopal.



aa Hostels teach art to live together
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 July 2018

Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya said that civilisation changes as per the era but not culture. Gurukul tradition exists in India since ancient time. Hostels have taken its place today. Discilplinary life of hostels gives a feeling of joy. Shri Pawayya was dedicating the 100 seater Boys hostel at Uchcha Shiksha Utkrashtta Sansthan today. He also inaugurated Central Lab equipped with 56 computers located at the Academic building on this occasion. Shri Pawayya stated that life becomes balanced by doing routine works under the fixed norms while dwelling in hostels. Along with this, it gives an opportunity to link with social concerns. Today people are leading lonely life, wheras hostels teach art to live together. Moreover, Shri Pawayya said that students should be aware of social sites, they are making people unsocial. He mentioned that education makes people literate and learning provides knowledge, culture and skills. Learning transform people into complete human. He urged students to read past, create present and move ahead. He further mentioned that students must have craving to come at the top. This thought is must in their life that whatever they do will take them to the top and will script a new chapter. Shri Pawayya said that quailty, excellence and trust in institution reflects from students. He also told Professors that they should deliver better result in the stipulated time by discharging their duties. Resources could be provided by the governmnet but not loyalty, he added. Moreover, Shri Pawayya said that several innovations have been undertaken in the Higher Education field by the State Government. He mentioned that 3 thousand Assistant Professors are being recruited. Semester sytem has been abolished. Indian attire has been included in convocation ceremony. National Flag hoisting and to put up portraits of Swami Vivekanand besides other great personalities have been made mandatory in the colleges. MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma said that the Sansathan has groomed good students, while working in different sectors students facilitate category of excellence to college. He emphasised to ensure participation of students in programmes of the institution. He urged the students that they must fulfill dreams of their parents.The Director of the Institute Shri M.L. Nath accorded welcome. Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B. R. Naidu was also present on the occasion.



aa Government Girls Residential Sanskrit School to be inaugurated today
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 July 2018

Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah will inaugurate Government Girls Residential Sanskrit School at Bhopal at 11.00 a.m. on July 16. This school is being started by the Maharishi Patanjali Sanskrit Sansthan under the School Education Department. It may be mentioned that this is a first State Level Government Residential Sanskrit School of the state. Education from the first year (Class 6) to Higher Secondary (Class 12) will be imparted at the school. There are 30 seats for each class. The total strength is 210. Admission will be given for the first year class 6 and 9 in the first phase.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra inaugurates News Paper’s edition
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 July 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra has inaugurated Madhya Pradesh edition of the News Paper Dainik ‘Bundelkhand Bulletin’ at Datia today. He said that conveying voice of people to the government and government’s voice to the people is the main work of News Papers. He said that he wish that the Bundelkhand Bulletin news paper will fulfill its responsibility in this regard. Dr. Mishra mentioned that development has changed the entire scenario; over all development is being taking place in Datia. He told the media personnel to become witness of developing Datia. Editor of the News Paper Shri Purushottam Narayan Shrivastava, MLA Shri Pradeep Agrawal and eminent citizens were present on the occasion.



aa Quality Education arrangement to be made available in village itself: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 July 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra laid foundation of upgradation work of Higher Secondary School of village Chirula of Datia district today. He mentioned that education till higher secondary level will be made available now for children in village itself. Education arrangements are being strengthened constantly in rural areas. Quality education arrangements will be made available for children at village itself. Moreover, Dr. Mishra said that keeping in view the problem of crossing at the Chirula Railway Station, under bridge is being constructed. Clean water is being supplied to the village under the Nal-Jal Yojana. On demand from the villagers, he made an announcement for construction of canal worth Rs. 3.90 crore for irrigation. Minister Dr. Mishra stated that full economic assistance has been provided to farmers for their welfare under the Drought Relief Scheme, Crop Insurance Scheme, Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana etc. Pucca houses will be given to houseless families of the village within one year. Referring to the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana, Dr. Mishra said that positive change will come definitely in the life of common man by this scheme.



aa World Youth Skill Day Organised
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 July 2018

The State level World Youth Skill Day-2018 was organized at Government Model Industrial Training Institute here today. The Director Skill Development Shri Sanjeev Singh honoured students, who have performed with excellence in the skill sector and Training officers on this occasion. Moreover, representatives of Bhopal, Indore and Rewa beside TAFE Motors, Crompton, Raymond, Kirloskar, Volvo Eicher, J.P. Mangharam, NMDC and other companies were also felicitated in the programme for imparting training under the Shikshuta Prashikshan Yojana of the Government of India. Additional Chief Executive Officer Shri G.N. Agrawal was also present in the programme.



aa CM Shri Chouhan pays tribute to Late Shri Kalpesh Yagnik
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Saket Nagar located residence of the Senior Journalist Late Shri Kalpesh Yagnik at Indore today. He offered flowers before the portrait of Late Shri Yagnik and paid tribute. While consoling family members, he prayed to the Almighty to grant strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. CM Shri Chouhan was accompanied by wife Smt. Sadhna Singh, MP Shri Prabhat Jha, Mayor Smt. Malini Gour, MLA Shri Mahendra Hardiya and other public representatives.



aa Special attention on sanitation is must for protection from diseases-Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 July 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel while dedicating new building of Community Health Centre at Berasia today said that efforts should be made for protection from diseases. Special attention on sanitation is must for this. Consume material bought from outside after proper cleaning. She further mentioned that we can save ourselves from diseases certainly, if we keep ourselves clean and maintain cleanliness in our surrounding. The government is making efforts to provide health services to the people of villages and backward areas. Moreover, Smt. Patel said that it is the responsibility of women to pay special attention on sanitation. She stated that lack of toilet is also a big cause for new diseases. Smt. Patel said that we all have to make combined efforts to save water. Drip irrigation system is must for irrigation. Paani Bachao Abhiyan should be conducted like Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Abhiyan. Smt. Patel asserted that she is giving suggestions not as the Governor but as a mother today that they should pay attention on daughters and provide them nutritious food, get pregnant women registered and administer vaccination on time. The Governor further stated that we could definitely build nation, if we pay attention on children’s health, education and nutritious food. Member of Parliament Shri Alok Sanjar said that it is the responsibility of public representatives to work with a feeling of service and then only we will succeed. He stated that efforts should be made to ensure benefits of government schemes reaches last person of the society. Local MLA Shri Vishnu Khatri said that efforts will be made constantly so that all the villagers avail benefit of the Ayushman Yojana of the Union Government. President Jila Panchayat Shri Manmohan Nagar, President Nagarpalika Shri Rajmal Gupta and villagers in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Single window system implemented for mines in state – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 July 2018

Madhya Pradesh is one of 10 major states in mineral production. Lakhs of people will get employment by promoting auction and tapping of mines but mines should be tapped and not exploited. Take special care of the environment and forests while tapping the minerals. Single window system has been implemented for mines in Madhya Pradesh. Online auction is underway to bring transparency in the mine auction. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said this while addressing the 4th National Minerals Conclave at Brilliant Convention Centre in Indore. Mining Ministers of 21 states including the Union Minister for Mines took part in the conference. Union Minister for Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that minerals are available in one-fourth of the total area of the country. Excavation of mines can provide employment to innumerable people. Shri Tomar told that 43 mining blocks have been auctioned in the last four years in the country following which Government of India will get an income of Rs 1 lakh 55 thousand crores. Shri Tomar told that a provision of Rs 11 thousand crores has been made for rehabilitation of villagers and tribals residing in the area around the mines. In the last four years, there has been a hike of 6 percent in mineral production and 23 percent in revenue and the exploitation of iron, diamond and gold has also increased. Minister of State for Mines Shri Haribhau Chaudhary said that new policies in the last 4 years have resulted in transparency in the auction of mines. He said that the suggestions received at the Indore Conclave will be implemented at the national level after testing. Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog Shri Amitabh Kant said that mineral production is an integral part of Make in India. There is so much of minerals in our country that it will last for 600 years. Central Government is making policies for increasing national income through mineral resources. Most industries are directly or indirectly dependent on mines. President of Federation of Mining Association of India, Shri Sanjay Patnaik said that the directions of the Supreme Court are being followed in the mine auction. Ministers of Mines of 21 states are participating in this conference. Central Steel Secretary Dr. Aruna Sharma said that there is a possibility of up to 25 percent increase in mineral production in the coming years. She said that 90 per cent pollution from mining industry has reduced due to mechanization. Mining Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was conducted by Principal Secretary Mines Shri Neeraj Mandloi. At the outset Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated a huge mining exhibition. Several books based on minerals were also released. Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Mining Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Mayor Smt. Malini Gaud, elite citizens and CEOs and CMDs of mineral production companies were present at the programme.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra inaugurates TV Channel Hindi Khabar’s office
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 July 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra has inaugurated office of the T.V. Channel Hindi Khabar by cutting ribbon at evening today at E-7 Arera Colony, Bhopal. Minister Dr. Mishra said that welfare schemes are reaching people through T. V. Minister Dr. Mishra has expressed hope that this T.V. channels will become popular by working in accordance to the public sentiments. Chief Editor of the T.V. Channel Shri Atul Agrawal welcomed the Public Relations Minister by presenting him a bouquet. A memento was also presented to the Chief Guest Dr. Mishra. Member of Parliament Shri Alok Sanjar, News Director of the Channel Shri Manoj Dubey, CEO Shri Manish Agrawal, Bureau Head of Madhya Pradesh Shri Anoop Saxena, Public Representatives, Journalists and Citizens were present in the programme.



aa Shri Yagnik’s writings awakened the political leaders – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed deep grief over the demise of journalist Shri Kalpesh Yagnik. In his condolence message Shri Chouhan said that Late Shri Yagnik’s thoughtful journalism and writings had the capacity to awaken the political leaders. After getting expertise in news analysis, he did a lot of elegant editorial writing. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the forthright comments of Shri Kalpesh Yagnik on contemporary, social, economic and political issues will always be remembered. His departure before complete expression of his talent is an irreparable loss to the field of journalism. For Hindi journalism of Madhya Pradesh, his untimely death is indeed a sad moment. Shri Chouhan prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and grant strength to the family and his colleagues to bear the loss.



aa Thinking and status of women has witnessed a change : Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 July 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that connecting with self-help groups has brought about a change and awakening in the thinking, circumstances and work of women. Today the woman wants to move ahead in all areas. Now it is necessary to provide full assistance to women to move forward. Development of the country is possible only with the development and prosperity of women. Smt. Patel was addressing the annual meeting of National Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) organised on the occasion of its 37th Foundation Day. Members of more than 500 women self-help groups and agriculture production organisations who had come to attend the meeting from various districts shared their experiences with the Governor. Governor Smt. Patel said that the woman is a storehouse of strength. This strength must be used for the welfare of the country. She said that women first think for their family and think about themselves after everyone else. Now the time has come when women start thinking about their own development and prosperity along with thinking about the welfare of their family. Women should work hard for their prestige and self-respect, attain training and avail full benefits of the bank loan facility being made available to them for business by the Centre and the state government. The Governor said that it is the result of parents' awareness that today the daughters are being given priority in education and are serving the country by staying at higher positions. He urged the people present in the ceremony not to adopt the practice of child marriage. MP Shri Alok Sanjar said that Gandhiji's vision for the progress of villages is being fulfilled today under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. In today's society, women are employed in every field at par with men. He said that a woman is an epitome of respect, affection and modesty. Government should take strict disciplinary action for women's honour. Regional Chief General Manager of NABARD Shri S.K. Bansal threw light on the activities of NABARD on the occasion. The Governor also reviewed the products and material prepared by the women self-help groups. Among those who were present on the occasion were Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Regional Director of Reserve Bank of India Shri P.K. Jena, Deputy General Manager of State Bank of India Shri S.K. Shukla and a large number of beneficiaries of the self-help groups scheme and elite citizens.



aa MNREGA’s role in doubling income of farmers significant : CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 July 2018

The first meeting of the National Agriculture and MNREGA Committee of NITI Aayog was held in New Delhi today under the chairmanship of the Committee Chairman and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Shri Adityanath Yogi, Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog, Shri Amitabh Kant and officials of NITI Aayog and the States were present at the meeting. Committee Chairman Shri Chouhan held a discussion on various issues with the chief ministers of Bihar and Gujarat state through video conferencing. Chief Ministers of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh presented their suggestions through a letter to the committee. Shri Chouhan said at the meeting that the MNREGA plays a significant role in doubling the income of farmers. Discussion on sensitive issues such as reducing costs in agriculture and enhancing production and compensating for the loss of crops in inevitable circumstances is necessary. He said that workshops will be organized in different states for detailed discussion on the role of MNREGA in making agriculture a profitable business and in doubling the income of farmers. The opinions of the farmers associations and the general public will also be taken in the workshops. The first workshop of the Commission will be held in Bhopal on coming August 6. Shri Chouhan said that the workshops will be held in Lucknow, Patna, Guwahati and Hyderabad. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told that the committee will meet in Delhi on August 31, in which a outline of the decisions of the committee will be prepared. Shri Chouhan said that on the basis of this draft, the committee will submit its final report to the Commission. It may be noted that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has constituted this committee to achieve the coordinated policy approach and recommendations on the role of MNREGA in agriculture at the national level. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has been nominated as the Chairman of the Committee. The committee comprises chief ministers of seven other states and the heads of concerned departments.



aa Soybean of State’s farmers to be exported to China
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while meeting the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at New Delhi today has informed that the China has increased import duty to 25 percent on soybean being imported from America owing to the tension between the trade relations of China and America and hence China has not been able to fulfill its demand for soybean. India can take advantage of this situation. In such circumstances there is more possibility to export soybean of India to China. Shri Chouhan has informed the Prime Minister that there is a demand of 11 crore 50 lakh M.T. soybean in China, whereas the production is One crore 50 lakh M.T. Keeping in view this situation China is importing about 10 crore M.T. soybean. Out of this over 50 percent of soybean is being imported from North America. Shri Chouhan told the Prime Minister that Madhya Pradesh is in a position to export soybean to China as Madhya is a soybean producing state. Farmers of the state will get more price than the minimum support price and will get more profit. He informed that 5 percent import duty was imposed by the China earlier on soyameal (DOC), which is zero percent at present. Shri Chouhan further informed that soybean DOC exported from India contains 46 proteins, which is more than the soybean DOC of other countries containing 41-42 percent proteins comparatively. Shri Chouhan urged the Prime Minister that immediate decision in this connection will help facilitating reasonable price to not only the farmers of the state but to all the soybean producing farmers of the country. Shri Chouhan also met Union Minister for Commerce Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Finance Shri Piyush Goyal and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj in connection to export of soybean and apprised them about the situation. Moreover Shri Chouhan has informed the Prime Minister that the Jan Ashirvad Yatra will be started in the state from July 14, he will participate in yatra four days in a week. This yatra will culminate on the Birth Anniversary of Pt. Deendayal Upadhaya on September 25, 2018. Shri Chouhan urged the Prime Minister Shri Modi to participate at the culmination of Yatra. It may be mentioned that Yatra will be inaugurated by the Party President Shri Amit Shah from Ujjain on July 14. Meeting with Union Finance Minister Shri Piyush Goyal Chief Minister Shri Chouhan met the Union Finance Minister Shri Piyush Goyal and informed him that due to the bumper production of gram, mustard and moong in the state, the state government has purchased it from the farmers at a Minimum Support Price. The state government has paid the expenses incurred on it from its own resources. But Nafed has not yet made the payment to the state government. Shri Chouhan urged Nafed to make the payment soon. Shri Chouhan also told him that the state has not got the state’s share on GST on time and urged for payment of state’s share soon. Besides he also demanded increase in the credit limit from the cooperative sector. CM meets Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri J.P. Nadda CM Shri Chouhan met the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri J.P. Nadda and told him that the Medical Colleges in Ratlam, Vidisha and Khandwa are ready but could not be dedicated to the public due to objection raised by the Medical Council of India for some reasons. He urged that the objections raised by the Council should be redressed soon and colleges should commence. Apart from this Shri Chouhan told that 300 awareness health centres will be started by the end of August in the state. CM meets Union Commerce and Industry, Civil Aviation Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu The Chief Minister met Union Commerce and Industry, Civil Aviation Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu and held discussion on Basmati rice besides Soyabean, opening of logistic hub in the state, revision in air connectivity between Bhopal and Delhi and the opening of a Custom Clearance Centre at Indore. CM talks to doctors about the health of Sagar girl admitted in AIIMS Chief Minister Shri Chouhan visited AIIMS and took information from the attending doctors about the health of the girl brought from Sagar for treatment in the hospital and met her family members. Doctors said she is recovering fast and will be completely cured soon. Shri Chouhan said that the state government will not only take care of her health but will also take full responsibility of her education.



aa Distribution of laptop amount to 44,757 outstanding students on July 20
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 July 2018

As per the announcement made on June 11, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will distribute funds for purchase of laptops under Outstanding Students Incentive Scheme to the remaining 44 thousand 757 students who scored 75 percent marks or more in the Madhya Pradesh 12th Board exams for the first time on July 20. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will distribute the laptop amount along with certificates to the eligible students of Jabalpur division in a programme organized at Jabalpur divisional headquarters. Chief Minister’s Jabalpur programme will be directly telecast on Doordarshan at 1 pm in all districts. District level laptops amount distribution programme will be organized at divisional headquarters. In these programmes, laptops and citations will be distributed to eligible students in the presence of the Minister in charge, local MP, MLA, District Panchayat President, Mayor, other elected public representatives and dignitaries. Earlier, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan ha distributed Rs 25 thousand each and citations for purchase of laptops to all those students who scored 85 percent or more and to 22 thousand 34 students of Scheduled Case, Tribe, Denotifed and Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes who scored 75 percent or more at a state-level programme held in Bhopal on May 28.



aa Increase in people’s involvement in strategy of biodiversity must
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 July 2018

The workshop for revision of Madhya Pradesh Bio-diversity Strategy and Work-plan was organized at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management. Additional Chief Secretary Shri K.K. Singh said that the pressure of population on the Earth has increased. A change has come over in the lifestyle of people. This calls for revision in the strategy and work plan for bio-diversity. Every possible support will be given for this good work. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief of Forest Force Shri Jawwad Hasan said that priority must be given to bio-products and people’s participation must be enhanced in the work plan of bio-diversity. Bio-diversity is a subject connected to lifestyle, hence it becomes essential to apprise people with its benefits. Programme Analyst, UNDP India Dr. Ruchi Pant said that the responsibility of all departments is must to form action plan of bio-diversity. This is a subject connected not only to personal but professional life also. Everyone will have to pay attention towards it. There is need for support not only in planning but also implementing it. He said that smart indicator must be used in its report. Data and achievement should also be included. The plan must be linked with Sustainable Development Goals (S.D.G.) The plan duration should be increased from 2018-28 to 2030. She also stressed on the need to align the schemes of the government with the plan. Environmentalist and Delhi University Professor C.R. Babu said that the new plan must be prepared taking into account the local standards. Participation of communities will also have to be ensured and the prepared report will have to be implemented. In his welcome address M.P. State Bio-Diversity Board Member Secretary Shri R. Srinivas Murthy said that the maximum effect of climate change can be noticed on Central India. Green cover has to be maximised in the next 30 to 50 years, so its work plan has to be prepared and work has to be started from now itself only then will it be of use to children in future.



aa Solar Energy is an effective option to save Environment: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 July 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that solar energy is not energy of future but it has become energy of today. Madhya Pradesh has established its image in the entire country in production of renewable energy. Shri Chouhan was inaugurating the first Government Roof Top Solar Energy Plant of 200 K.W. capacity installed on the building of Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education here today. The plant costing Rs. One crore 20 lakh has started producing electricity. CM Shri Chouhan further mentioned that Solar Energy is the only effective option to save environment. Work to generate solar energy through solar panels has been started in the government buildings. Cost of solar energy plant is recovered within a period of 3 to 4 years. He stated that the first such solar energy plant of the World has been set up at Rewa, which has energy production cost of Rs. 2 and 97 paisa. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that every citizen must plant one sapling for environment conservation and protect it. He mentioned that it is a beginning to save environment and to save life. A plantation campaign is being started from July 15 in the state. Shri Chouhan praised the work of Board of Secondary Education for providing furniture in schools and to increase infrastructure. He informed that the Board of Secondary Education will run 3 more schools. Shri Chouhan lauded the Board for its initiative to bestow awards to 5 schools with best results. He also honoured officers-employees of the Board for their excellent work. Chairman of Board of Secondary Education Shri R.S. Mohanti has informed that owing to the efforts of the Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh has achieved the first position in the country today in production of renewable energy. He mentioned that various online services have been provided by the Board of Secondary Education to the children and the Board has taken initiative to produce solar energy by deriving benefit from the government’s policy. Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State for Renewable Energy Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha, Minister of State for Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi, Vice Chairman of Board of Secondary Education Shri Bhagirath Kumrawat, Member Shri Bhavsar, Chairman of Urja Vikas Nigam Shri Vijendra Singh Sisodiya, Principal Secretary Renewable Energy Shri Manu Shrivastava, Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gour Mukherjee and Commissioner Public Instruction Smt. Jayshree Kiyawat were present on the occasion.



aa Ensure death penalty in cases of rape of innocent children
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued instructions to ensure death penalty to the rapists in cases of rape of minors. For this regular monitoring of such cases must be ensured. CM Shri Chouhan gave these directions at a high-level meeting held in connection with law and order system at the Mantralaya. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Director General of Police Shri R. K. Shukla was also present at the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan said at the meeting that in such unfortunate cases, the police have taken prompt action against the criminals. In the Sagar incident, the lower court ordered death penalty in 42 days. Regular follow-up of such cases till the High Court and the Supreme Court should be ensured. Shri Chouhan will himself review such cases once in every 15 days. Cases involving small and ordinary crimes to be withdrawn CM Shri Chouhan issued directions during the meeting to begin process of withdrawal of cases of petty and ordinary crimes of poor and weaker sections. In this connection, directions should be given to all Collectors and Superintendents of Police. He said that a list of such cases should be prepared in all districts by July 31. Programme to honour martyrs on August 14 Shri Chouhan directed to meet the families of martyrs of Army, Police and Para-military forces who laid down their lives for the country and honour them on coming August 14. A programme should be organized for this and tributes should be paid. Through these programme, not only the martyrs will be honoured but patriotic feelings will be generated in the general public. The Chief Minister, Ministers, MLAs, MPs and senior officials will attend these programmes. This programme will be coordinated by the Home Department and the Sainik Kalyan Department. It was told at the meeting that death penalty has been awarded in nine cases of rape in the state by the Lower Court. Among those present at the meeting were Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal, Principal Secretary Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Additional Director General of Police Shri Rajiv Tandon and Shri Adarsh Katiyar besides senior officials.



aa Expansion of Small Industries in Madhya Pradesh is significant achievement: Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 July 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra addressed the first session of the Special programme ‘ M.P.S.M.E. –Express Chhote Udyog -Badi Chhalaang’ organized by the Zee Media today. Dr. Mishra has said that small industries, trade and contributive trade commerce have got encouragement due to the development of important facilities like strong law and order, electricity and water in Madhya Pradesh. Good governance has facilitated better facilities to the industries and the state has succeeded in making youth self-reliant by providing employment at large scale. Not only this, this has helped in stopping migration from the state. Moreover, Dr. Mishra mentioned that industries have got full opportunity to grow in the state. Work carried out in this sector for the prosperity of the state could not be overlooked. He congratulated the Zee-Business channel for organising the programme focusing Industrial development in Madhya Pradesh.



aa Electricity Bill Waiver Scheme programmes to be held in all districts on July 11
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 July 2018

CM Shri Chouhan has said that the Sambal Yojana has become a ‘Sambal’ (support) of the poor. It has taken the form of a public movement. Under this scheme, the Chief Minister Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme and Saral Bijli Bill Yojana is proving to be a boon. The Chief Minister said that district level programme will be organized for registration of new beneficiaries and distribution of electricity bill waiver certificates in all the districts on July 11. The main progamme will be organized in Jaora. Shri Chouhan said that he himself will address beneficiaries of the entire state from Jaora. His address can be heard in all the districts from 3 pm. Shri Chouhan was holding a discussion with all divisional commissioners and district collectors through video conferencing at his residence. He said that the process of electricity bill waiver and registration will continue even after July 11. He said that all cut transformers will be connected and Prakash Parv will be celebrated one day. Shri Chouhan told the district collectors and public representatives to organize programmes in the districts on July 11 and solve difficulties that arise during electricity bill waiver and registration process immediately. Shri Chouhan said that after organizing district level programme on July 11, the local public representatives can organize electricity bill waiver programmes Vidhan Sabha-wise as per their convenience. Works related to power infrastructure and construction will be dedicated at all the power sub-stations. He told the collectors to provide supervision to this scheme in their respective districts and ensure its effective implementation so that the poor get maximum benefits of the scheme. MPs, public representatives and Nagar Panchayat representatives should take part and ensure that the poor beneficiaries get the benefits of the scheme. Coordination between the district administration and the public representatives in this work is a must. Pre-planning is a must for this. Make adequate arrangements in the rainy season. Shri Chouhan said that the schemes including Sambal Yojana, Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme and Saral Bijli Bill Yojana have been launched to free the poor from unnecessary financial burden. These schemes are to provide support against poverty. No eligible poor family should remain deprived from the benefits of the schemes. Shri Chouhan said that he will constantly review Sambal Yojana and Electricity Bill Waiver Scheme and will talk to at least 4 district collectors daily. He said that the registration of labourers registered under Bhavan Sannirman Karmakar Kalyan Mandal will be considered acceptable in Sambal Yojana. Praising field staff of power distribution companies he said that the field staff is working very hard. Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, local public representative Principal Secretary Energy Shri I.C.P. Keshari, Principal Secretaries to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri Vivek Agrawal and senior officers were present on the occasion.



aa Ranjeet’s sacrifice will be remembered for ages: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 July 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today took part in the last rites of army jawan who laid down his life in Kashmir three days ago, Shri Ranjeet Singh Tomar of Rev village, at Datia district today. The last rites of Shri Tomar were performed with state honours at Rev village Raipur Sahni this morning in which thousands of people took part. PR Minister Dr. Mishra reached martyr Shri Tomar’s residence, laid a wreath and carried the martyr’s body during the funeral procession. Dr. Mishra said that the sacrifice of martyr Shri Tomar will be remembered for ages. He also met and consoled the bereaved family. The martyr was given a salute by a legion of jawans.



aa Extra alertness and vigilance necessary in election work
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 July 2018

Deputy Election Commissioners of Election Commission of India Shri Chandrabhushan Kumar and Shri Sandip Saxena besides Director, I.T. Shri VN Shukla reviewed preparations for Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election in two meetings held here today. In the meeting taken place in Nirvachan Sadan, Chief Electoral Officer Smt. Saleena Singh and Additional Chief Electoral Officer Shri Sandip Yadav were also present. Prior to this, Divisional Commissioner Shri Kavindra Kiyavat and Collectors of Bhopal, Sehore, Raisen, Vidisha and Rajgarh were present in the meeting held in Bhopal Divisional Commissioner’s office. Election commission's officers flagged off voter awareness vehicles to impart information about the process of EVM and VVPAT machines to voters in 51 districts. In the meeting held in the electoral office, Deputy Election Commissioner Shri Sandeep Saxena said that additional alertness and vigilance by the officials and their team is very necessary in the election process. It is a challenge to conduct elections without interruption, but it is not difficult. If the commission's instructions are followed point to point, there will be no difficulty in conducting elections. For better conduction of elections, benefit from the training should be taken not only by officer alone but by their team as well. He said that officers-employees posted at a place for more than three years and engaged in elections related work should be transferred necessarily. Posts vacant in ARO and CEO office should be filled up soon. Shri Saxena said that rationalisation of polling booths should be completed by the end of this month. This should be considered that polling booth should be at ground floor only. SWEEP plan should be made for the entire state. Theme, logo and slogans should be prepared to motivate voters. Help from Master Trainers should be taken for election related subjects. All monitoring and scrutiny teams to be formed for the election should have mobile phones. Message of the Commission should be designed considering easiness, convenience and solution. One ARO would be deputed as nodal officer in each district for this task. All districts should prepare draft of election management plan. Preparations for control room, vulnerable mapping and web casting should be made from today. Shri Chandrabhushan Kumar said that the Commission has prepared an Election Risk Manual comprising 200 points. These includes 27 to 30 such points, ignorance and negligence of which lead to re-polling that's why they should be studied and followed minutely. He said that suggestions for returning officer and presiding officer's handbook have been invited from the states. Handbook will be finalised after getting suggestions. Smt. Salina Singh assured that keeping in view the importance of election work, her whole team will work seriously and honestly. Directions from the Election Commission are followed in time frame, have been given special attention. All the districts have conducted praiseworthy work for uprightness of electoral lists. In order to give information about the process of EVM and VVPAT to voters, awareness vehicles will be run between July 10 and August 10 in all 51 districts. Demonstration of film and literature related to EVM and VVPAT will be distributed through awareness vans. Voters will know the process of VVPAT and EVM by using themselves. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Shri Sandeep Yadav gave information about rationalisation of polling booths, training, EVM and VVPAT and Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Shri Rakesh Kusre made presentation on SWEEP activities. Short film related to election process was showcased on the occasion. Shri Sandeep Yadav, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Shri S.S. Bansal welcomed the commission's officials. Managing Director of State Electronic Development Corporation Shri Tanvi Sandriyal, officers and employees of General Administration, Revenue Department and CEO office were present. Collectors' meeting The duo Deputy Election Commissioners took stock of the second special brief revision programme for electoral rolls purification in the meeting of district collectors of Bhopal division. Shri Chandrabhushan Kumar told the collectors that not only experience but study will work in better conduction of elections. Only four months are left for the study of directives which are in a big number, with changes in the process of elections. More the study, easier will be conduction of elections. All collectors and their subordinate staff will have to be updated on the guideline of the commission. There should be no mistake in the election work, an election planner has been given for this. All collectors and returning officers should review election works daily. Broadcasting of short film on EVM and VVPAT available on the commission's website should be ensured in the district. Groups on social media WhatsApp should be formed to activate and coordinate district election team. Shri Sandeep Saxena described the role of registration officers as important in purification of voters list. He told the collectors that they should ensured after BLO report that voter survey/verification has been done in each house. It should be seen that transferred, absentee, dead and duplicate voters' name have been removed or not. Photo quality should be proper in voter ID. Data entry operator in districts should be used fully. Directions of ERO net should be followed. Their status in physical verification of polling booths should be received. Complaint regarding voters list should be cross-checked first and redressed then. Collectors presented election preparations and summary revision in the meeting. In the beginning, Divisional Commissioner Shri Kavindra Kiyavat welcomed the officers. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Shri Sandeep Yadav, Deputy Electoral Officer and ARO were present in the meeting.



aa CM Shri Chouhan reaches Martyr Ranjeet Singh’s village and pays tribute
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 July 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached village Reva of Datia district today and paid floral tribute to the soldier of Indian Army Martyr Shri Ranjeet Singh Tomar. While consoling the family members, Shri Chouhan said that Shri Ranjeet was the true son of Bharat Maa. He has glorified the country by sacrificing his life. He further mentioned that martyrdom of brave Ranjeet will always be remembered. The Government of Madhya Pradesh is with the family of Martyr Ranjeet Singh at every moment. CM Shri Chouhan has announced that Samman Nidhi of Rs. One crore and the government service to one member of the martyr’s family will be given. Along with this, one residential flat will be given to the family in Datia city, martyr’s statue will be installed and the government institution will be named after him. It may be highlighted that Samman Nidhi of Rs. One crore each to the families of 6 martyr jawans of Police and Army has been given by the state government till now. Consoling the father Shri Pratap Singh Tomar and Mother Smt. Dropadi of the Martyr soldier, Shri Chouhan told them that the Madhya Pradesh Government is with them, your family is our family and it is our moral duty to take care of the family, which we will perform. Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources, Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra, Members of Parliament Shri Prabhat Jha, Shri Rakesh Singh and Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, Vice Chairman of M.P. Text Book Corporation Shri Avdhesh Nayak. MLA Shri Ghanshyam Pironiya, other Public Representatives, Senior Officers of Administration and Police besides villagers in large number were also present at this moment of grief.



aa Gave Rs. 35 thousand crore to farmers in one year: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said that a financial assistance of about Rs. 35 thousand crore under the various has been deposited in the bank accounts of farmers of the state during the last one year. Shri Chouhan has mentioned that the state government has carried out the impossible work to facilitate Kshipra river with Narmada water. With the blessings of Narmada Maiyya, potable water is available at Dewas today conveniently. He further mentioned that a irrigation scheme has been prepared from the Narmada-Kalisindh Part -1 and Part -2 and Narmada –Gambhir Part -1 and Part-2 besides Narmada Malwa-Kshipra Part -2 Link Projects for irrigation in Dewas, Ujjain, Shajapur and Agar district. Irrigation facility on about 14 lakh 20 thousand acre will be provided under the various stages. Shri Chouhan stated that the entire pattern of crops will change in these districts in the next 5 years after the irrigation arrangement. Shri Chouhan was addressing the ‘Kisan Maha Sammelan’ held at Dewas on Sunday. Loan arrangement for 30 thousand children of farmers CM Shri Chouhan said that efforts are being made to export agriculture produce to provide profitable value to the farmers. An Export Promotion Board has been constituted in this connection. He mentioned that efforts are being made to encourage establishment of food processing units in the state. An arrangement is being made to provide loan to 30 thousand children of farmers this year under this scheme. Informing about the benefits being given under the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana implemented for unorganized labourers and poor, Shri Chouhan mentioned that every poor will own his/her pucca house in the next 4 years. Fee of labourers’ children for higher education will be paid by the government. He informed that camps are being organised to waive off electricity bills of all poor and labourers under the Bijlee Bill Maafi Yojana. A provision of death penalty has been made, if anyone commits heinous crime with innocent girls. Death penalty has been awarded to the culprit, who committed heinous crime with the girl at Sagar. Shri Chouhan urged the huge gathering present on the occasion to save daughters, to give respect to girls, to save water, to build new Madhya Pradesh and to make agriculture a profitable occupation. Minister of State for Technical Skill Development (Independent Charge), School Education Shri Deepal Joshi, Member of Parliament Shri Manohar Untwal andMLA Smt. Gayatriraje Pawar also presented their views in the Maha Sammelan. The CM Shri Chouhan also performed bhoomi-poojan of 3 roads costing Rs. 34 crore 81 lakh under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. He started certificate distribution work of insurance claim of over Rs. 552 crore for Kharif-2017 under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana to about One lakh 6 thousand farmers of Dewas district. He also distributed certificates of insurance claim amount to the beneficiaries symbolically. Sanction letters worth Rs. 25 crore 26 lakh were distributed to 2105 beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana during the Maha sammelan. Along with this, certificates to 5 beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Bijlee Maafi Yojana and gas connections to 2 women beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana were given symbolically. Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) and District Minister-in-charge Shri Surendra Patwa, MLAs Shri Ashish Sharma and Shri Rajendra Verma, President Jila Panchayat Shri Narendra Singh Rajput, Mayor Shri Subhash Sharma, Chairman of M.P. Text Book Corporation Shri Raisingh Sendhav, Chairman of M.P. Khadi Gramodyog Board Shri Suresh Arya and Public representatives were present in the programme.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra laid foundation of Canal upgradation work costing Rs. 4.42 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 July 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs DR. Narottam Mishra laid foundation stone of upgradation work of Rajghat Canal Project Basai Minor, Laharra Minor and Basai Minor costing Rs. 4.42 crore at Basai Bardhua road. Total 20 villages including villages of Shivpuri district will be benefitted by this scheme. A 32.21 k.m. long lines will be laid to facilitate better irrigation on 3908 hectare area. Jan-Kalyan, Samasya and Bill Maafi camp Minister Dr. Mishra visited Basai of Datia district and inaugurated Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana, Jan-Samasya Nivaran and Bijlee Bill Maafi camp. Registration cards of Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan Yojana were given to 8 thousand persons in the camp. Similarly, electricity bills of total 450 beneficiaries were waived off. Along with this, pension of 100 Kalyanis was sanctioned. A financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh was given to Shri Kadam Singh Lodhi of Satlon, who lost his daughter due to lightening. Also land rights pattas were distributed among the 25 beneficiaries in the camp



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra expresses grief over Shri Swami Prasad Lodhi’s demise
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 July 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra has expressed profound grief over the demise of Shri Swami Prasad Lodhi, the elder brother of the Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Sushri Uma Bharti. In his condolence message, Dr. Mishra has said that Shri Lodhi has also earned a respectable position in the field of spiritualism. He prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.



aa GST has brought all sections together – Union Finance Minister Shri Goyal
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 July 2018

Union Finance Minister Shri Piyush Goyal has said that GST has brought all the sections to the same level. GST has proved to be a system that enhances the dignity of citizens. He urged the traders’ community to bring tax defaulters to light and give bills mandatorily to the consumers. Shri Goyal was talking to the traders’ community here today. He said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has resolved to build a new India. He said that the traders should extend support in realizing the dreams of the Prime Minister through organized business. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta besides representatives of various traders associations were present on the occasion. Madhya Pradesh lauded Praising Madhya Pradesh for implementation of GST, Shri Goyal said that the state has played an important role in GST implementation and established trade-friendly systems. He said that most issues related to GST have been resolved within one year. He said that the clarity relating to GST that has come over the traders’ community in one year is an achievement in itself. Earlier there was confusion. Shri Goyal said that Prime Minister Shri Modi and the then Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley held serious discussion over all the aspects and after a lot hard work and courage carried out the work of implementation. Approval of political parties, various ideologies and suggestions of the business world were included to implement GST. This will turn out to be revolutionary step for the future of India. He said that the success of GST is an outcome of the mutual support of both the traders’ community and the consumers. Implementation of GST was being discussed since several years in the country but a situation of confusion prevailed. Today there is more clarity regarding GST. He said that after one year of initial success now the time is coming to avail its benefits. Regarding suggestions given by the traders Shri Goyal said that the issue will be considered with an open mind.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra pays courtesy visit to Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 July 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra accorded warm welcome to the Union Minister for Railways, Coal and Finance, Corporate Affairs (Temporary Charge) Shri Piyush Goyal on his visit to Bhopal. Dr. Mishra also paid courtesy visit to Shri Goyal.



aa GST has brought all sections together – Union Finance Minister Shri Goyal
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 July 2018

Union Finance Minister Shri Piyush Goyal has said that GST has brought all the sections to the same level. GST has proved to be a system that enhances the dignity of citizens. He urged the traders’ community to bring tax defaulters to light and give bills mandatorily to the consumers. Shri Goyal was talking to the traders’ community here today. He said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has resolved to build a new India. He said that the traders should extend support in realizing the dreams of the Prime Minister through organized business. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta besides representatives of various traders associations were present on the occasion. Madhya Pradesh lauded Praising Madhya Pradesh for implementation of GST, Shri Goyal said that the state has played an important role in GST implementation and established trade-friendly systems. He said that most issues related to GST have been resolved within one year. He said that the clarity relating to GST that has come over the traders’ community in one year is an achievement in itself. Earlier there was confusion. Shri Goyal said that Prime Minister Shri Modi and the then Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley held serious discussion over all the aspects and after a lot hard work and courage carried out the work of implementation. Approval of political parties, various ideologies and suggestions of the business world were included to implement GST. This will turn out to be revolutionary step for the future of India. He said that the success of GST is an outcome of the mutual support of both the traders’ community and the consumers. Implementation of GST was being discussed since several years in the country but a situation of confusion prevailed. Today there is more clarity regarding GST. He said that after one year of initial success now the time is coming to avail its benefits. Regarding suggestions given by the traders Shri Goyal said that the issue will be considered with an open mind.



aa Governor Smt. Patel encourages farmers for organic farming
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 July 2018

Delegations of Farmers came from Gujarat state paid courtesy visit to the Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhavan today and shared their experiences regarding new techniques of agriculture with her. Encouraging farmers for organic farming, Smt. Patel has said that this is a strong medium to make agriculture a profitable occupation. The Governor Smt. Patel has said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Government of Madhya Pradesh have implemented several important schemes for farmers. Urging them to avail maximum benefits of the schemes, she mentioned that the Government could render help and provide guidance but farmers have to come forward themselves to derive benefits of the schemes. Appreciating the combined efforts of the government and farmers in Madhya Pradesh, the Governor has informed that the State has been conferred with Krishi Karman Award continuously since the last 5 years. The Governor Smt. Patel has told the farmers to encourage their children to set up cottage industries related to agriculture. Referring to the Mudra Bank of the government, Smt. Patel said that complete economic support is provided to establish cottage industries under this scheme. She suggested them to install fencing around farms and orchards as an effort to avoid damage from animals. Smt. Patel further stated that use of organic-fertiliser, water and other modern resources is must to maintain fertility of soil. While describing the benefits of fruits’ farming, she said that ice-cream and other products are made from fruits like custard apple, guava and chikoo, they can earn assured additional income from this farming. Farmers who came to meet the Governor are undergoing training at the Central Institute of Agriculture Engineering, Bhopal. Senior Officers of ATMA Project-Gandhi Nagar and Raj Bhavan were also present during the meeting with the Governor.



aa CM Shri Chouhan to list Indore Municipal Corporation’s Bond in Mumbai Stock Exchange
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 July 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will list bonds of Indore Municipal Corporation in Mumbai Stock Exchange by sounding bell at 9.00 a.m. on July 5. The Indore Municipal Corporation has issued bonds of Rs. 170 crore on June 28 recently to ensure economic participation of citizens in urban development activities. In this way, the Indore Municipal Corporation has become the first of the state and third of the country’s Municipal Corporation to issue such bonds. Bonds have been issued by the Municipal Corporation to develop water distribution, sewerage, and urban transportation facilities in Indore city. The Union Government’s share of Rs. 324.05 crore, the state government’s share of Rs. 486.18 crore and Rs. 162.08 crore as Municipal Corporation’s share has been decided under this. Chief Minister meets Senior Industrialists to invite investment CM Shri Chouhan attended the programme, organized by the CII during his visit of Mumbai today. He met and held discussions with the Consul Generals of various countries and Senior Industrialists in connection to the investment in the state. The Chief Minister met especially with the Consul Generals of Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Korea and Russia and informed them about the development journey of the state. Shri Chouhan has informed that Madhya Pardesh has become the ideal state for investment in all the sectors. He invited investors to participate in the Global Investors Summit to be held at Indore, the Industrial City of Madhya Pradesh on February 23-24 as Friend countries. The Consul General of Singapore Shri Ajit Singh, while congratulating CM Shri Chouhan towards efforts being made for investment in the state, has said that facilities being provided in the state attract us. He assured that investors from Singapore will be encouraged for investment in Madhya Pradesh for development in special sector. The Consul General of Australia Shri Tony Uber appreciated the efforts of the Chief Minister. Moreover, the British Deputy High Commissioner Shri Ben Green also expressed interest for investment in education and banking sector in Madhya Pradesh. Interest in the field of water conservation was shown by the Consul General of Canada and said that he will visit Madhya Pradesh soon by accepting invitation from the Chief Minister. Shri Chouhan happily accepted an invitation of the Consul General of Indonesia for participation of Indian representatives in Trade Expo to be organized at his country from October 24 to 28. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan expressed gratitude towards all the Consul Generals for attending the programme of CII. The Principal Secretary Industries Shri Mohammad Suleman and Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra were also present on this occasion.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra inaugurates country’s first media incubation centre
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 July 2018

Minister of Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra today inaugurated the Media Incubation Centre, set up in collaboration with the NITI Aayog at Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal. He said that this is the country's first media incubation centre. Media entrepreneurship training will be given in this centre and entrepreneurs will also be mentored from time to time. It may be noted here that all media institutes are providing training on content creation and media management. But the demand for independent subject-matter experts in the actual media scenario is increasing. Hence there is a need to give training in entrepreneurship development. Keeping this need in mind, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, decided to establish the Atal Incubation Centre with the help of NITI Aayog. This centre will train and guide media entrepreneurs. The centre will be operated through Samvad Bharti Sanstha. Director, Public Relations Shri Ashutosh Pratap Singh, Vice–Chancellor of the University Shri Jagdish Upasne, Rector Shri Lajpat Ahuja and Registrar Professor Sanjay Dwivedi and other officials were present on the occasion.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra inaugurates country’s first media incubation centre
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 July 2018

Minister of Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra today inaugurated the Media Incubation Centre, set up in collaboration with the NITI Aayog at Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal. He said that this is the country's first media incubation centre. Media entrepreneurship training will be given in this centre and entrepreneurs will also be mentored from time to time. It may be noted here that all media institutes are providing training on content creation and media management. But the demand for independent subject-matter experts in the actual media scenario is increasing. Hence there is a need to give training in entrepreneurship development. Keeping this need in mind, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, decided to establish the Atal Incubation Centre with the help of NITI Aayog. This centre will train and guide media entrepreneurs. The centre will be operated through Samvad Bharti Sanstha. Director, Public Relations Shri Ashutosh Pratap Singh, Vice–Chancellor of the University Shri Jagdish Upasne, Rector Shri Lajpat Ahuja and Registrar Professor Sanjay Dwivedi and other officials were present on the occasion.



aa Plant saplings to save greenery of life – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the life of human beings depends on the environmental balance. It is essential to plant saplings to save greenery in life and it is the need of the hour to protect them and help them grow. CM Shri Chouhan said this in a message to the people of the state on Hariyali Mahotsav. Shri Chouhan said that the state government planted saplings at a widespread level with the support of the people during the Narmada Seva Yatra last year. This year also saplings will be planted in the catchment area of different rivers including the Narmada on July 15. He expressed the hope that while the forest development schemes will help expand green cover on the one hand, it will also generate new opportunities of employment in the rural areas. Shri Chouhan has appealed to each citizen of the state to resolve to plant at least one sapling. He expressed the hope that the Hariyali Mahotsav will be successful in creating awareness towards protection of saplings. Hariyali Mahotsav is being observed in the state to create awareness of the people towards conservation of green cover. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has extended best wishes to the people of the state for the success of Hariyali Mahotsav.



aa Door-to-door Dastak Abhiyan to identify kids’ diseases till July end
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 July 2018

The Dastak Abhiyan has been launched for mass expansion of health and nutrition services in view of the major causes of child mortality rate in the state. This campaign is being implemented in the whole state with the support of Health and Women and Child Development Department. Under this campaign, a joint team of ASHA, NNM and anganwadi workers will visit families with children under 5 years on July 31. The aim of the Dastak Abhiyan is quick management through active identification of major disorders in children below the age of five at the community level, thereby reducing the desired reduction in child mortality rate. Special emphasis has been given on evolution based strategy for the extension of health and nutrition services by the government. According to SRS-2016, the death rate among children below five years in the state is 55 per 1000 live births. The main reasons behind these are child diarrhea, pneumonia besides underlying causes like malnutrition and anaemia. It is noteworthy that 68.9 percent of children in the state are anaemic and 9.2 percent of the children are severely malnourished. It is possible to reduce the child mortality rate by approximately 22 percent by adequate breastfeeding. Despite 81 percent of women taking advantage of institutional delivery in the state, only 35 percent newborn babies get the benefit of the mother’s first thick yellow milk. Among the main activities of the campaign are management and referral after identiying sick newborns and children, management and referral after prompt identification of infant and child pneumonia, advise on ORS and zinc related information and providing ORS in every house to control child diarrhoea, referral and management after active identification of seriously malnourished children, active screening and management of severe anaemia in children up in the age group of 6 months to 5 years, identification of congenital malformation in children, vitamin-A supplements to all children between nine months to 5 years, taking information of immunisation status of children and part-immunisation during meeting at home, promotion of infant and child feeding behaviour, screening of sickness and follow-up of sick children discharged from SNCU and NRC and collecting information of child deaths in the last 6 months. The Dastak team will identify children suffering from severe malnutrition, severe illness, severe anaemia, diarrhoea and pneumonia by making community access to all 5-year-old children of the state. In addition, they will also advise people on promoting infant and child feeding practices, hand washing, demonstration to teach method of making ORS and care of underweight children. During the campaign sick children will be treated besides management of severely malnourished children, blood transfusion in severely anaemic children and prevention of diarrhea and pneumonia will also be undertaken. For this, Dastak monitoring tool has been developed by the department. So far 1 crore 2 lakh 55 thousand 435 children have undergone active screening in the first phase of Dastak Abhiyan 2018-19. During the last phase of the campaign, 63.40 lakh children were screened, out of which 8 thousand 883 severely malnourished children with medical complications were treated after being admitted in the Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre. As many as 1206 children with severe anaemia were given blood transfusion, 1213 children suffering from severe pneumonia and 1412 children suffering from diarrhea were treated. During the campaign, at least 53.66 lakh children in the age group of 9 months to 5 years were administered Vitamin-A dose. Families of 25.58 lakh children were advised on infant and child nutrition, hand washing, diarrhoea management etc.



aa Women Self-Help Groups to conduct Social Audit of MNREGA
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 July 2018

Social audit of hundred percent works carried out under MNREGA will be conducted by Women Self-Help Groups. A target to plant 60 lakh saplings has been set through MNREGA for this year. These decisions were taken in the 5th general meeting of M.P. Employment Guarantee Council held under the Chairmanship of Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava. Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta was also present in the meeting. Minister Shri Bhargava has said that construction of many assets is undertaken in rural areas through MNREGA. The social audit of these works should be conducted by the villagers. He further mentioned that social audit of works being carried out in the fiscal year 2018-19 should be conducted by at least 3 members of women self-help group of the concerned village. These groups will hand over a report to their gram sabhas within a week, after conducting a physical verification of works. These reports will be read out in gram sabhas in presence of villagers. Action will be proposed by holding accountability of persons concerned, if any flaw is found in works. A representative of District Collector will present in each gram sabha. Opportunity will be given to those persons, against whom action will be proposed to present their side. In this regard, a public hearing panel has also been formed under the Chairmanship of Chief Executive Officer of District Panchayat. Shri Bhargava further mentioned that plantation work should also be carried out on priority under the MNREGA during the rainy season. Gram Panchayats should be decided as agency for this work and give them responsibility for plantation. He said that saplings, proposed to be planted should be 2 to 3 years old. Plantation work will be carried out necessarily on boundaries of farms, public campuses and government land besides canals’ edge. The Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Iqbal Singh Bains has said that works being carried out under the MNREGA are being monitored through Geo-Tag App, the best App of the country. Geo-tagging of 25.21 lakh works have already been accomplished, out of 29.85 lakh complete works in the state. Commissioner Employment Guarantee Council Smt. G.V. Rashmi has informed that a target of 20 crore man-day employment has been set by the Government of India for the year 2018-19. During this, payment of Rs. 3480 crore will be paid at the remuneration rate of Rs. 174 per man-day.



aa Giving good governance to public is top priority: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that to give good governance to the public is our the top most priority. Officials should redress public problems on the same day taking them seriously. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the actions taken under 'Samadhan Ek Din' and Public Service Guarantee Act during Samadhan online at Mantralaya today. The Chief Minister heard a dozen public complaints of different districts and redressed them and made payment of Rs. seven lakh to concerned persons. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that fine should be imposed on officers who do not provide services on time, under the Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act. He congratulated and gave appreciation letters to the officers, who performed well. He issued instructions to officers performing not as per expectation, to improve. He instructed to increase registration number under Sambal Yojana where there is low registrations. Instructions were given to ensure registration of all pregnant women and provide delivery assistance. Instructions were issued similarly for patta right for land and carrying out necessary works under aspiring development blocks. Pay balance amount to farmers immediately Shri Chouhan instructed officials to make payment of balance incentive under price difference and Kisan Samriddhi Yojana to farmers for gram, lentil sale. He instructed that farmers should not face any problem in selling his produce. Any eligible farmer should not be deprived of it and there should be no irregularity. It was informed during Samadhan that procurement of Urad and Moong will be made between July 4 and 31 in Krishi Upaj Mandi. Saharia, Bharia and Baiga women to get Rs one thousand from last December The Chief Minister instructed to ensure payment of Rs one thousand per month to women of specially backward tribe Sahriya, Bhariya and Baiga. He said that there is no dearth of fund. This amount is being given to all eligible women from last December. The amount will be given in bank account of the beneficiaries who did not get it. They can provide nutritious diet to their children. He instructed to distribute shoes-chappal, saree and water bottle to remaining beneficiaries under Charan Paduka Yojana. Deal with criminals strictly Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked collectors and superintendents of police to launch intensive drive against criminals. Also, drive against illegal liquor and obscene literature should be accelerated. He said that safety and respect of daughters is the top priority for the government. Cases of crimes to be reported against daughters should be dealt sympathetically and criminals should be dealt strictly and firmly. He said that victim in Satna case has been shifted to AIIMS, Delhi, by air ambulance. Efforts for death penalty to criminals in crimes against daughters Chief Minister Shri Chouhan held a meeting with Chief Secretary, DGP and other senior officials. He expressed deep concern over the incidents that took place with daughters. Taking it seriously, he instructed senior officials that efforts should be made for death penalty for accused in such cases. Charge sheet should be filed soon by completing investigation in Mandsaur and Satna cases. Charge sheet in Gwalior case has been filed. It was asked to complete the trial soon and make efforts for getting approval from high court on death sentence awarded in Indore and Dhar case so that convict can be hanged. Shri Chouhan clearly said that there is no space for accused in such heinous crime and will not spare them without death sentence. Grievances of 12 applicants redressed Indra Sen, the resident of Atri village of Kolaras tehsil of Shivpuri had taken a loan of Rs. 5 lakh under the Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana. A subsidy amount of Rs 1.5 lakh was received. Similarly, wife of Shri Mangilal Sondhia, the resident of Jogipura village of Rajgarh who died after falling into a well was insured under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Bima Yojana. But their insurance claim was not being paid by the company. But on receipt of the case in Samadhan Online, payment of Rs 2 lakh was made. On receiving the details of the incident, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan expressed deep displeasure over the role of the insurance company. He said that the central government will be apprised about the issue. Shri Lakshman Singh Yadav, resident of Pratappura village of Khandwa, Harsud, had not received the benefit of the Disabled Marriage Incentive Scheme though he was 40 percent disabled. But when he applied on Samadhan Online, he received an assistance amount of Rs. One lakh. Shri Sunit Kumar Patel, the resident of Rithi block of Bileri village of Katni district had sold more than 217 quintals of paddy to the committee. He received a bonus of Rs 43 thousand 520. Shri Vinod Sahu, resident of Narsinghpur block of Chouparpatha village of Ajsara got a payment of subsidy amount of Rs. 4500 for the purchase of pipes from the Agriculture Department. Shri Sunderlal Hirwe, the resident of Betaliya village of Badwaha block in Khargone received Rs. 10 thousand 344 as the fourth installment of wages of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Shri Santosh Madankar, the resident of Koste village of Varaseoni tehsil, Balaghat received payment towards wages of 23 days for construction of cement concrete road of MNREGA. Smt. Rajni Rathore, the resident of Gwalior, Lashkar received B.Ed scholarship amount of Rs. 7 thousand 830. Shri Hariram Choudhary, resident of Sigrampur village, of Jabera block, Damoh received Rs. 26 thousand 400 as building construction wages. Shri Vaibhav Pandey, the resident of Ramnagar village of Satna, received a payment of Rs 2 thousand under Vikramaditya scholarship scheme. Shri Suresh Kumar Thakur, the resident of Geedha village under Dindori block had not been given rent of hostel being run in his building by the Tribal Welfare Department despite having vacated the building. On presenting the case on Samadhan Online, he was paid the remaining rent amount of Rs. one lakh 52 thousand 216. Outstanding officers felicitated Chief Minister Shri Chouhan congratulated and distributed citation letters to 9 officers for redressing CM Helpline cases with maximum satisfaction in the month of May at L-1 level. Among those felicitated by the Chief Minister include Additional Regional Transport Officer Guna Shri Deepak Manjhi, Assistant Engineer Urban Development and Housing Sagar, Shri Arvind Pateria, Junior Supply Officer Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department Mandsaur, Deputy Commissioner Cooperatives Shri Ashok Kumar Shukla, Betul, Assistant Engineer Public Health Engineering Hoshangabad Shri Naresh Kuwal, Tehsildar Hoshangabad Shri Alok Pare, Assistant Director Backward Class Minority Welfare Jabalpur Shri Ashish Dikshit and Junior Engineer Energy Rewa Shri A.K. Choudhury. Similarly, outstanding officials of Samadhan Ek Din were felicitated for providing solutions in a day for 100 percent cases in the month of June. In Category A, Tehsildar Lakhnadoun of Seoni district Shri Rakesh Kumar Chourasia, Block Education Officer Dewas Shri F.B. Manekar, Senior Agriculture Development Officer Aagar Malwa Shri J.C. Rathore, Chief Executive Officer Janpad Panchayat Ashta, Sehore district Shri Nawal Meena, Senior Agriculture Development Officer Dewas Shri R.K. Vishwakarma, in Category B, Chief Municipal Officer Amanganj, Panna, Shri Mohammed Hasan, Assistant Commissioner Municipal Corporation Indore Shri Nirarjay Bhatta, Tehsil Amanganj, Panna Shri Ravindra Singh Chouhan and Shri Kaurav of Vidisha were honoured.



aa Do not be upset with initial failures, have courage to move ahead: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan told students not to get disheartened with failures. Continue to have faith and desire to move ahead. If one door closes, a thousand other doors open. There are many roads and alternatives. Shri Chouhan was addressing students taking part in the third phase counseling under Chief Minister’s Career Counselling Initiative-“Choo Lenge Aasman” at Government Subhash Higher Secondary School of Excellence premises. It is noteworthy that career counseling is the combined efforts of the School Education, Higher Education, Technical Education, Tribal Welfare and Skill Development Departments. This counseling has been organized for such students of Class XII who could not get the desired result. Be prepared to make new history The Chief Minister told that a huge employment fair will be organized to make employment available for one lakh children on coming August 4. He administered the resolve to the students to continue to move ahead with fresh energy. He said that time and circumstances keep changing. Always hope to be good. Do not allow disappointments to wander near you. Keep the passion to move forward and be prepared to make new history. Shri Chouhan said that unique schemes have been made for students so that they do not have to discontinue education due to lack of funds. If they wish to start their own enterprise, they should not face any difficulty. He said that there are several such fields where there is constant need of skilled persons. Choose such fields and make renewed efforts without fearing failures. Those who continue to make efforts will never fail. Continue to move forward Citing the quotes of Swami Vivekanand Shri Chouhan said that there is no work in the world that is impossible. He said that there is no need to become disheartened. There is no need to pay attention to people’s comments if the desired results do not come. He urged parents not to underestimate their children if they score less marks. There is no death of talent in them. He said that God has given talent, intelligence, capacity and energy to every child. He told students to have faith in themselves. There are many alternatives, many roads. Continue to move ahead. Citing example of many great personalities of the world he said that these personalities are remembered by the whole world for their great work which they did despite having failed initially. Shri Chouhan said that they should keep away from ego, have patience, enthusiasm and have faith in oneself. This is the mantra to move ahead. Hall to be constructed for smart class Shri Chouhan announced the construction of a hall with a capacity to accommodate 200 children for smart class in Government Subhash Higher Secondary School of Excellence. He replied to the questions of students present at the Career Counselling Centres in various districts of the state and provided encouragement and guidance. Minister of State for School Education and Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi said that several schemes have been prepared under the guidance of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan to move ahead in the field of education and skills. Avail the benefits of these schemes and shape up your career. Chairman of Board of Secondary Education Shri S.R. Mohanty told that the first phase of counseling was organized from May 21 to 31 in which 29 thousand 478 students with above 70 percent marks took part. In the second phase of counseling organized from June 8 to 15, students who scored up to 70 percent took part. In the third phase of counseling, children who have not got the desired result are taking part. The third phase of counseling is going on in 355 centres. Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Rozgar Board Shri Hemant Deshmukh, Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Dipti Goud Mukherji, Principal Secretary Tribal Welfare Shri S.M. Mishra and senior officers were present on the occasion. Commissioner Public Instructions Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat proposed the vote of thanks.



aa A unique revolution for welfare and justice to poor of the state: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 July 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government has opened his treasury for the welfare of poor. Now, the part of the budget will be provided for poor in proportion to their population in the state. A new and unique revolution is taking place in Madhya Pradesh for poor’s welfare and to give them justice, which is being witnessed by the entire country. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the State Level Inaugural Function of Saral Bijlle Bill Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Baqaaya Bijlee Bill Maafi Yojana under the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana here today. He also presented electricity bill arrears waiver certificates to the beneficiaries in the programme. Electricity theft cases registered against poor to be revoked CM Shri Chouhan has said that electricity theft cases and cases of illegal connections registered against poor will be revoked. Over Rs. 5 thousand crore worth electricity bills of poor to be waived off Shri Chouhan has said that people were not able to get electricity during the tenure of previous government. We have made arrangement for sufficient electricity. Poor suffered from electricity bills’ arrears more than the electricity bills. Therefore, the state government has decided that electricity bill of poor labourers should be waived off by holding camps in the month of July and August and they should be given certificates of zero electricity bills. This is being started in the entire state from today. Under this, electricity bills of more than Rs. 5000 crore of poor will be waived off. Thereafter, they will be given monthly electricity bill at the flat rate of Rs. 200 to enable them to light 4 bulbs and to use 2 fans, one cooler and one T.V. Free electricity connections will be provided to poor, who do not possess electricity connections presently. CM Shri Chouhan further stated that the Lord has created earth for all. Everyone has rights over the resources but few people have become rich. They possess enormous wealth. The remaining population remains poor and facing difficulty to make both the ends meet. The state government has prepared several schemes for the welfare of poor. Late Pt. Deendayal Upadhayaya used to say one can seek God by way of service to poor. The state government is working for poor. Method has been adopted to distribute money among the poor for their welfare and to eradicate poverty by imposing tax on wealthy people. People’s pleasure at the cost of hard work of poor is not correct. Full justice and rights will be given to poor. Whoever, do labour and hard work, whatever caste and religion he or she belongs to are poor. Even farmer holding less than 2.5 acre land is poor. 40 lakh houses to be built for the poor in 4 years Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the state government has set up the Sambal Yojana to empower all the poor. All the facilities will be provided to the poor in this scheme. The state government had planned to give wheat, rice and salt to the poor at Re 1 per kg. Now there will be no poor person without a house in Madhya Pradesh. Patta will be given to the poor and they will be made owners of land. In the cities, the poor will be given houses. Within four years, all the poor will be provided permanent houses on the patta land. In the next four years, 40 lakh houses will be built for the poor and no poor will live without a house. State government will bear the fees of the children of the poor The state government will pay the fees of the children of the poor under the Sambal Yojana. On the birth of a child, women labourers will be given Rs 4000 before childbirth and Rs 12,000 after delivery in the form of maternity assistance. Arrangement of free treatment of poor labourers will be made. In the event of death in a labourer family, Rs 2 lakhs will be provided to members below the age of 60 years, Rs 4 lakhs in case of accidental death and Rs 5 thousand will be given as assistance for last rites. He said that poor labourers should get registered immediately if they are not yet registered under the scheme. Poor of all castes and religions should live together with love Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that big people quarrel over caste and faction. Poor people belonging to any caste or religion should live with love. When all the poor will unite, then the world will see the power of the poor. This is a revolution to give justice to the poor in the state. A revolution is going on in Madhya Pradesh to give rights to the poor. He said that all the poor should move ahead together and take resolve to change the state and improve their future. 81 lakh families to benefit from Zero Power Bill Scheme Shri Chouhan symbolically distributed certificates of zero electricity bill scheme to some beneficiaries and distributed benefits of free domestic gas connections to the beneficiaries of Ujjwala scheme. Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain said that the outstanding bill of Rs 5,200 crore is being waived in the zero electricity bill scheme. About 81 lakh families will be benefited from the scheme. Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, District Panchayat President Shri Manohohan Nagar, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Principal Secretary, Energy Shri I.C.P. Kesari besides a large number of other public representatives and beneficiaries of the poor sections were present in the programme. Managing Director of Central Region Power Distribution Company Dr. Sanjay Goyal expressed his gratitude to the visitors.



aa Health and Wellness Centres ‘Arogyam’ to be developed in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 July 2018

All the Primary Health Centres and Urban Primary Health Centres/Civil Dispensaries will be developed as Health and Wellness Centres in 25 districts of Madhya Pradesh this year. These centres will be called Madhya Pradesh ‘Arogyam’ (Health and Wellness Centre). In the remaining districts, Health and Wellness Centres will be developed next year. Process to develop Sub-Health Centres will be continued continuously. The State while moving ahead on the concept of Comprehensive Primary Health Care based on ‘Hub and Spokes’ Model has decided that first the Primary Health Centres should be made effective Referral Centres, where all the 12 kinds of identified services should be made available. The state has priority to provide tests and primary medical treatment for diabetes, hypertension, heart ailments, and cancer along with other services at these centres. Ayush medical treatment services are also being provided in PHC-Health and Welfare centres in Madhya Pradesh. Currently, 25 districts of the state i.e. Rajgarh, Sehore, Betul, Raisen, Vidisha, Ashoknagar, Bhind, Guna, Sheopur, Badwani, Khandwa, Dewas Ujjain, Dindori, Balaghat, Chhindwara, Jabalpur, Seoni, Shahdol, Satna, Anuppur, Singruali, Chhattarpur, Damoh and Panna have been included. Initially primary health centre wise gap assessment analysis has been conducted and accordingly availability of human resources is being ensured. A work plan related to training of issues concerning important human resources like medical officers, staff nurses, ANM and ASHA has been chalked out. Constant advise will be provided for technical support to some Health and Wellness Centres of Vidisha district by the Akhil Bhartiya Ayurvigyan Sansthan, Bhopal. At the initial stage, State has a plan to begin these centres by upgrading 51 Primary Health Centres into Health and Wellness Centres from this month itself.



aa Pay attention to happiness of students for improvement in grading – Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 July 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that universities should also focus on improvements in infrastructure for improving NAAC grading, besides paying special attention to students' happiness. She said that universities should try to implement the schemes of UGC Grants and various departments of the state government, from which those grants can be obtained from those departments. Smt. Patel said this while discussing the NAAC Grading and RUSA Project with Vice Chancellors of the government universities. On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu, Commissioner Higher Education Shri Ajit Kumar, Additional Secretary of UGC, Dr. Smt. Renu Vatra and Secretary to the Governor Shri Bharat P Maheshwari and Vice Chancellors were present. Governor Smt. Patel said that all the universities should try to organize their convocation ceremonies for the upcoming academic session 2018 by month of December. She issued instructions to the Vice-Chancellors to plan at least 150-days programme in a year from October 2, 2018, under 'Gandhi 150' and to organize flag hoisting and cultural events on August 15 in their campus. She instructed the Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu to form a committee in this regard. The Governor said that students should be taken on a tour all those places in the state where Gandhiji has visited and also make a unit for women. She said that students should also develop a sense of challenge for the Prime Minister's I am Fit-India Fit Challenge. She said that for this, competitions including races, cycling and other challenging sports contests should be organised for the students from the universities, colleges and students from the primary to high school. She told that the students should search on Google for information on competitions organised on Yoga Day all over the world, organize more yoga competitions and make efforts to create world records in Yoga and get the name of the state entered in the Guinness Book. Governor Smt. Patel said that in countries like China and Japan, there is demand for Yoga Gurus from India. For this, not only should yoga classes be given to the students in the university, but students should be trained in Chinese and Japanese by translating yoga in Chinese and Japanese languages ​​so that they can get employment in foreign countries. The Governor told to prepare complete information of the status of education of Class IV students of the University and send it to Raj Bhavan. The Governor said that for the exchange of the cultural groups of the children of Madhya Pradesh and Manipur under the Ek Bharat- Shreshtha Bharat, at least 10 students should be made to translate and memorize 10 words in Manipuri language. She said that there should not be any complaint regarding the improvement of the roster and management of all the universities. About adoption of villages, the Governor said that students should be made to research on whether benefits of the state and central government schemes are reaching the beneficiaries or not and the complete report should be sent to the Raj Bhavan. On the occasion all the universities told in detail about the difficulties being faced in high NAAC grading and the improvements needed in it.



aa Sambal Yojana to create history of welfare of poor people: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 July 2018

One crore 83 lakh labourers have been registered under Chief Minister Jankalyan Sambal Yojana so far. Under this scheme, outstanding electricity bill worth Rs 5 thousand 179 crores will be waived off in Chief Minister's Power Bill surcharge Waiver scheme. So far, 16 lakh beneficiaries have been registered for electricity bill waiver. Labourers of Karmakar Mandal have been included in Saral Bijli Bill Yojana. The scheme is being launched on July 3. After the scheme, registered labourers will be given electricity bill at flat rate of Rs 200 per month. This information was given at a video conference taken by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for review of the scheme. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, in the meeting, said that new history is being created for welfare of poor people through the scheme. All should get united to work for better execution of the scheme. Cabinet members, administrative officers and MLAs in districts, public representatives were present in the video conference. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Sambal Yojana is a campaign to change the lives of poor people. Through this, social security is being provided to the poor. All should work for execution of the scheme with full force. Ensure that no eligible labourer is left from registration under the scheme. He himself will review the scheme daily. No poor should be left without treatment that's why benefit under the free medical assistance scheme should be provided. Awareness should be created for Chief Minister's Public Welfare Education Promotion Scheme. The second phase of Chief Minister's Power Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme will be held on July 11. Smart cards will be distributed to all registered labourers under Mukhyamantri Jankalyan Sambal Yojana between July 10 and 30th. Under the scheme, training to five Sambal Sahyogi in each Gram Panchayat and ward level in urban areas will be imparted. Camps should be held again in the districts where low registration has been reported under Mukhyamantri Jankalyan Sambal Yojana. Collectors will review the scheme daily. Maternity assistance of Rs 40 crores to 61 thousand 284 beneficiaries It was informed in the meeting that under the Sambal Scheme, funeral assistance will be given on the death of any dependent member of labourer's family. There will be no restriction of age limit in it. Under this scheme, assistance of Rs 40 crores has been given to 61 thousand 284 beneficiaries for maternity assistance. Free medical assistance up to Rs two lakh will be given under the scheme. Fee of students will be paid by the state government on showing smart card under the Chief Minister Public Welfare Education Promotion Scheme. Relief will be given in case filed under section 126, section 135 and section 138 under Power Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme. The training to selected master trainers for imparting training to Sambal Sahyogi under Mukhyamantri Jankalyan Yojana will be held on July 12 in Academy of Administration. The second phase of distribution of benefits under Mukhyamantri Jankalyan Sambal Yojana will be held on August 04. During the video conferencing, Women and Child Development Minister Smt Archana Chitnis, Public Works Department Minister, Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for General Administration and Narmada Valley Development, Shri Lal Singh Arya, Minister of State for School Education, Shri Dipak Joshi and Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh were present.



aa Society should actively support women, children and youth to move forward: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 July 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the society should actively support women, children and youth to move ahead. He said that the government has implemented many schemes for the development of the poor, talented students and youth. Benefits of schemes should reach eligible persons. Society will have to take this responsibility. Shri Chouhan was addressing the felicitation ceremony organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Kirar, Dhakad, Kshatriya Mahasabha at the Chief Minister's residence today as the chief guest. On this occasion, MLA Shri Ramkrishna Patel, former National President of the Mahasabha, Shri Shivaji Patel and a large number of office bearers and members of the Mahasabha were present. CM Shri Chouhan emphasized the need for united efforts to motivate women for social work, to prepare talented students for preparation of examinations and construction of hostels, of public utility community buildings, dharamshalas etc. He said that the society should come forward to inspire and mark the eligible families and beneficiaries of Sambal Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana, Udyami and Swarozgar Yojanas. He said that a Mahasabha Task Force should be formed and persons eligible for government-run schemes should be identified. A list of individuals and families who are eligible for the benefits of the schemes should be made. He called upon the Mahasabha to make concerted efforts to help the weak and the needy in the society. Citing the example of the Bohra Samaj, he said that members of the society should collect funds to support a needy family. He said that the government has implemented the world's most effective Sambal Yojana to remove poverty and to give them facilities. Children belonging to the poor and lower-middle-class families registered under the scheme will be benefitted without the bondage of percentage for admission in marked educational institutions. He told to work for the eradication of social evils. He lauded the efforts of the women of the Samaj for organizing mass marriages in Pipariya. He informed that the Nagar-Dhakad Samaj has presented an example of putting an end to dowry system. He said that the state government has got Rs 33 thousand crores deposited in bank accounts of farmers under various schemes during one year. Farmers should get their passbooks updated. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that collective efforts could become vast and great. The big form of this has been presented by organising a Parichay Sammelan by the Akhil Bhartiya Kirar, Dhakad Kshatriya Mahasabha. He appreciated group marriage function and exhibition organized by the Mahasabha in the convention. He expected from the Mahasabha that it will organize group function at a large level in future. CM Shri Chouhan congratulated persons, who cooperated directly or indirectly in the Parichay Sammelan programme. He also sang song in the programme. National President Smt. Sadhna Singh, while elaborating on the activities of the Mahasabha said that a record 1490 bio-datas have been published in the souvenir of Mahasabha. Marriages are performed with full cultural and religious traditions. She expressed gratitude towards the members for their cooperation in the Parichay Sammelan. She further mentioned that the community will progress with the cooperation of all. Everyone has equal responsibility in the activities of Mahasabha. Activities should be conducted together by all. Moreover, she also expressed gratitude towards committees connected with arrangements of invitation, lodging, transport, registration, parichay patra, food, potable water, souvenir publication and stage arrangements. Smt. Singh expressed thanks towards the persons cooperated for collaborative fund, transport and housing for the programme. State President of the community Shri Premnarayan Patel has said that the Parichay Sammelan organized by the Mahasabha has facilitated new direction to the community. This success has been achieved by the coordinated leadership, connections, organizing capabilities and modest behavior of the Mahasabha. He expressed gratitude on behalf of the community. Shri Patel further mentioned that arrangement of group marriage function is being praised in the community. New conscience has developed in the community towards mass marriages. At the beginning of the programme, guests garlanded the portrait of Bhagwan Balram and lighted a lamp. Vande Matram recital also took place. The programme was conducted by the President of Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan.



aa Group Vande Matram Recital held at Mantralaya Park
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 July 2018

Group recital of Vande Matram took place today at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park located near Mantralaya in the presence of Minister of State for General Administration and Narmada Valley Development Shri Lal singh Arya. The Police Band presented melodious tunes on this occasion. Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotiya, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajora, Principal Secretary Tribal Affairs Shri S.N. Mishra, Principal Secretary Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Principal Secretary Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department Shri B.L. Kantarao, Principal Secretary Food and Civil Supplies Smt. Neelam Shami Rao, Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gour Mukherjee and Principal Secretary to CM Shri Hariranjan Rao beside officers and employees of Mantralaya, Satpura and Vindhyachal Bhavan were present in the group Vande-Matram recital programme.



aa Ayushman Bharat” Yojana to be launched from August 15
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 July 2018

The ‘Ayushman Bharat’ Yojana of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission will be implemented in the state from August 15, 2018. A total of 84 lakh families of deprived section have been included in the scheme on the basis of socio-economic caste census (S.E.C.C.). Benefit of this scheme will be provided to families of labourers of unorganized sector and also to all the families, which possess entitlement slip of the Food Security Programme. An annual Health Security Cover of Rs. 5 lakh will be provided to each family under the scheme. The benefit of the scheme will be given in cashless form through government and private hospitals. The Government hospitals will be upgraded by this and the scheme will help in increasing availability of private health service providers. The scheme will help reducing out of pocket medical treatment expenses on citizens of the state after its implementation. There are about 20 lakh families of labourers of the unorganized category in the state. Moreover, there are about 34 lakh families of entitlement slips in the state, which are not included in the deprived section on the basis of S.E.C.C. In this manner, health security cover will be made available to over 5.5 crore members of about one crore 37 lakh families under the scheme. An expenditure of total Rs. 1648 crore at the rate of Rs. 1200 per family has been estimated. An amount of Rs. 600 crore in the form of Grant-in-Aid will be received as centres’ share, whereas a sum of Rs. 400 crore will be shared by the state. An additional expenditure of about Rs.648 crore will be incurred to give benefit of the scheme to the families of the unorganized sector and families with entitlement slips under the Food Security Programme, which will be borne by the state government. A MOU has been signed with National Helath Agency of the Government of India for the implementation of the scheme. The scheme will be implemented at the state level on the lines of Telangana and Karnataka states by forming a trust/society. Online application has already been submitted before the Registrar Firms and Society for the formation of society. Services from service provider agencies will be taken for cooperation in implementation of the scheme through open tender. A total of 1350 medical procedure package have been made available by the Government of India. These procedures have been divided into 4 categories i.e. secondary procedures, secondary complex, tertiary procedures and super specialty. The secondary procedures for district hospital level whereas secondary complex procedures have been made reserved for medical colleges. All the remaining procedures will remain open for private and government hospitals. An action to fix norms for empanelling of private hospitals in the scheme is underway. At present, the scheme will be recognized in hospitals approved under the State Illness Assistance Scheme. According to the directives of the Government of India, work to verify list of families belonging to deprived section of S.E.C.C. has already been completed by the Health Department. During the survey, information about mobile numbers, ration card numbers (Samagra Parivar I.D.) and names of new members of the family have been gathered. Data entry work for this is being carried out at block level.



aa CM Shri Chouhan to lay foundation of Bina Irrigation Project costing Rs. 4 thousand crore
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 July 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will lay foundation of Bina Irrigation Project costing about Rs.4 thousand crore at Khurai of Sagar district on July 2. The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Shri Ananth Kumar will be the Chief Guest of the foundation laying programme. The Minister for Water Resources Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava and Minister for Home Shri Bhupendra Singh will also grace the occasion as the special guests. Bina Irrigation Project will facilitate irrigation on over 90 thousand hectare land of 4033 villages of Bundelkhand region. Under the project, dams will be constructed on Bina River at Madiya and Chakarpur. Moreover, this project will resolve potable water problem of 331 villages of the region. The project will prove beneficial for three crops arrangement in Bundelkhand region. The Project will facilitate irrigation in the entire command area in the next 4 years. A total of 48 hectare land has been allocated in village Bairkhedi for rehabilitation of 1324 families, which will be affected by the construction of this project.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra distributes Rs. 2.70 crore to beneficiaries Under PM Awas Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 July 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra has distributed second installment of total Rs. 2 crore 70 lakh, in ratio of Rs. one lakh each to 270 beneficiaries on Saturday under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana at village Badoni of Datia district. Dr. Mishra has said that all poor will own pucca house now. On this occasion, he also given information in detail about the Sambal Yojana being implemented for the welfare of labourers. Dr. Mishra distributed lap tops to students and wheelchairs to divyang (Handicapped) at the programme of Datia District Panchayat.



aa CM Shri Chouhan expresses grief over demise of Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya’s Mother
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 July 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over the demise of Smt. Ayodhya Devi Vijayvargiya, the mother of Former Minister Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya. Shri Chouhan has paid tribute to the departed soul. Shri Chouhan has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss. Smt. Ayodhya Devi was under medical treatment at hospital since the last one week. She left for her heavenly abode at the age of 93 years at Indore.



aa Late ASI Shri Bhilala will be given martyr status: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Assistant Sub Inspector Police Late Shri Amrit Lal Bhalala will be given martyr status. Rs one crore honorarium will be given to his family. A statue will be established in memory of late Shri Bhilala. Giving government service to one member of his family will also be considered. Smt. Rambha Bai, wife of late Shri Bhilala, will be provided with pension and other facilities as per rules. This was said by Shri Chouhan at a condolence meeting organised at DRP Line, Nehru Nagar. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Divisional Commissioner Shri Kavindra Kiyawat, senior police officials besides a large number of members of the police force were present. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Late Shri Bhilala died while performing his duty without caring for his life. In this hour of grief, the entire state stands with his kin. Referring to his visit at the hospital where Late Shri Bhalala was under treatment, the Chief Minister said that he had information that Shri Bhilala’s health was improving rapidly. In fact Shri Bhilala had spoken to him with great ease. He was mentally a very strong person who fulfilled his responsibilities with full evidence and hard work. Shri Chouhan said that those guilty in the incident will be punished severely and prompt action will be taken in the case. Shri Chouhan said that today's information revolution is giving birth to unimaginable crimes. This is a subject of concern and contemplation. He said that police will create a strategy to stop crime with strictness. Shri Chouhan paid tributes at the feet of the departed soul and consoled his family. He prayed for the peace to the departed soul and grant strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss. Senior police officials besides the Chief Minister joined the final procession of late Shri Bhilala. After the condolence meeting, the body was taken to his hometown Rajgarh with full state honour. Late Shri Bhilala passed away while undergoing treatment.



aa Need for better infrastructure in country’s courts: Chief Justice Shri Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 Jun 2018

Chief Justice of India Justice Shri Deepak Mishra has said that there is a need for better infrastructure in the courts of the country. Not only are necessary facilities needed in all the courts, but the environment should also be in accordance with the court's dignity. Shri Mishra was addressing the inaugural function of newly constructed District Court complex in Jabalpur here today. Expressing his happiness over the creation of the new Court Complex in Jabalpur, Chief Justice Shri Mishra said that Jabalpur Court Complex is in no way less than the Saket Court considered the finest court of Asia. Congratulating Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for this the Chief Justice said that all the courts of the country need such excellent infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities. He hoped that Madhya Pradesh will become the leading state by taking steps in this regard. The Chief Justice expressed confidence that Madhya Pradesh would become an example for the entire country in establishing better infrastructure in the courts and ensuring effective, speed and quality justice. CM Shri Chouhan said that the inauguration of the huge building of the District Court constructed at a cost of Rs 192 crores by the Chief Justice is a very important opportunity for a culture capital. The inspiration came from Chief Justice Shri Mishra himself and his idea was further seconded by the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice Shri Hemant Gupta and Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice Shri Rajendra Menon. The Chief Minister said that the need for furniture for advocates will also be fulfilled. Shri Chouhan told that the Advocate Protection Act is nearly ready and will soon initiative will be taken through an Ordinance. Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice, Justice Shri Hemant Gupta also addressed the programme. Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice Shri Rajendra Menon and M.P High Court Administrative Justice, Justice Shri S.K. Seth was also present during the programme.



aa Work with such passion that no one is deprived of benefits of schemes: CM
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the poor should get their justified rights. For this government is making extensive efforts. The implementation of the schemes should be done with such passion that no person should remain deprived of the benefits. The schemes should be implemented at the panchayat level with administrative firmness and should be regularly monitored. Stern action should be taken in cases of negligence. Shri Chouhan issued instructions to take the action of vehicle auction in illegal mining cases and form an effective strategy to curb crime against women. He told to make advance work-plan in view of the coming festivals and weather. Shri Chouhan was addressing a joint meeting of divisional commissioners and Inspectors General of Police at the Mantralaya. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla were also present during the meeting. Sambal Yojana will create history of social security Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Sambal Yojana is the most effective effort to eradicate poverty. The scheme should be monitored with awareness and activeness so that its benefits are availed by all the needy persons. He said that he will personally review the implementation of the scheme. The scheme's CM dashboard is being made. He said that fulfilling the needs of the poor is the most effective way of reducing poverty. It is important for the common man to understand the scheme well so that the implementation of Sambal Yojana can be done on extensive level. For this all media of publicity should be used extensively. No stone should be left unturned in this. The Chief Minister reviewed the Flat Rate Electricity and Surcharge Bill Samadhan Yojana. He asked them to abolish the stamp duty obligation for the conversion work of electrical connections. The Chief Minister said that members of the Sambal Monitoring Committee should be established as the ambassadors of the scheme. The committee members should be included in the electricity bill registration camps and in the training programme of Master Trainer. He said that this year the government is paying the fees of students of second and final year seeking admission in higher education courses. Students must be given information about this in an extensive level. Scheduled Tribes should get benefits with ease Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that administrative arrangements should be tightened so that members of the poor and the Scheduled Tribes cannot be deceived. He directed to ensure benefits of welfare schemes of the government to the poor and Scheduled Tribe members and to resolve their problems with sensitivity. He gave directions to the divisional commissioners to take personal responsibility while inspecting problems related to forest rights pattas, malnutrition, distribution of property, caste certificate, collection of forest produce and sale, right to cut trees on private land and for their effective solutions. He told them to re-examine forest rights claims and at a faster pace so that by the month of August all the eligible persons get forest rights pattas. He told them to ensure that all eligible persons should get the materials under Charan Paduka Yojana. No one to be deprived of land-rights Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told to ensure that the entitlement letter of a piece of land should be provided to all eligible families before August 15. Efforts must be made with special vision to solve problems of families that have been settled on the land of urban areas since long. He said that he himself will also review the Revenue Court monitoring system from time to time. He also told to propagate the revolutionary changes being made in the Sharecropper Law and Land Revenue Code. . Make payment of procurement amount soon CM Shri Chouhan said that the divisional commissioner must himself examine the cases of farmers whose procurement of wheat, gram and lentil is not registered on the portal. The portal will be opened to register such farmers who have been missed on the basis of their report. He made it clear that it should be ensured that the arrangement is made only to benefit of the actual farmer. Also, payment of wheat procurement should also be ensured soon. Keep law and order strong Shri Chouhan stressed on the need to make efforts to get the guilty of the Mandsaur incident punished at the earliest. He said that keeping the coming festivals in mind, arrangements should be made with sensitive work system. At all times, communal harmony should be ensured. An advance action plan should be made in view of natural calamities, with proper management of relief and rescue. He said that in illegal mining cases, the vehicles should be confiscated and auctioned. Similarly stern action should be taken against anti-social elements. The Chief Minister also mentioned the positive outcome of the action taken in the state in the last few days. He stressed on the need for strict vigilance on cyber crime and social media. He told to make special efforts to check trade of intoxicants. Jan-Ashirvad Yatra to bring out ground reality CM Shri Chouhan said that a Jan-Ashirvad Yatra will be organized in the state from July 14. During the visit, the Chief Minister will communicate directly with the common man. He will visit the slums and talk to the residents. He will apprise himself with the ground reality of the government schemes. To review the implementation of the work, he told to conduct surprise inspection of revenue courts, hostels, hospitals, schools and construction works. Distribution of crop insurance amount It was told that the amount of Kharif 2017 claims will be distributed soon under Crop Insurance Scheme. With this Rs 5,260 crores will be distributed to 17 lakh 77 thousand 300 farmers. This is the highest amount to be received by farmers of the country. Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Shri P.C. Meena, Additional Chief Secretary Forests Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Iqbal Singh Bais, Principal Secretaries of Labour, Agriculture, Energy, Micro and Small Industries, Scheduled Tribe Welfare, Revenue, Urban Administration and other departments and other officials were present in the meeting.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra releases Dr. Prabhakar’s compositions
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 Jun 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today released three compositions of Dr. M.L. Prabhakar, Principal of Government Autonomous Post Graduate College, Datia. The names of these compositions are –Ratangarh Mata Mandir, Ambedkar Shatak and Lok Devta Hardoul. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that presentation of local cultutal heritage before the public in the form of poetry in Bundeli is an achievement. More social and cultural history should be discovered and written so that the glorious cultural heritage of the region is known to the new generation. Several litterateurs of Datia were present in the programme.



aa Good response by investors to Indore Municipal Corporation bond
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 Jun 2018

Indore Municipal Corporation today created new history as the Rs 170 crore bond issued on NSE's online trading platform received a good response. On the first day itself, proposals of Rs 215 crore were received in which the bond's cut off rate was 9.25 percent. This bond was issued for the implementation of the Prime Minister's ambitious AMRUT scheme. Indore Municipal Corporation will be the third in the country to issue the bond for implementation of the Central government scheme and the first Municipal Corporation to be listed in NSE. The bond was issued for financial contribution of the corporation for the implementation of Prime Minister’s ambitious AMRUT scheme by the Municipal Corporation team under the direction of Mayor and MLA Smt. Malini Lakshman Singh Gaud and Commissioner Shri Ashish Singh under the guidance of Principal Secretary Shri Vivek Agrawal and under the able leadership of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The bond has received good response from the investors. It is noteworthy that the Indore Municipal Corporation has been given 'AA' rating by 2 rating agencies, which ensures the payment of regular interest and basic amount. With the release of this bond, the AMRUT scheme can be implemented smoothly by the Municipal Corporation. Upon collecting the amount through bond through the Ministry of Urban Development, Rs. 13 crore incentive will be given on every Rs 100 crore. Accordingly, the burden of the bond on the corporation will be reduced by about 2%. The Central Government is trying to ensure public participation for the urban development of the country through bonds. At the same time, by taking this step as desired by the Central and State Governments, the Indore Municipal Corporation has once again made a mark of its distinctive working style. Mayor Smt. Gaud and Commissioner Shri Singh told that SPA Capital has been appointed Transaction Advisor to issue this bond. Additional Commissioner Finance Shri Virbhadra Sharma, CA Shri Santosh Muchhal, Shri Vikas Maheshwari, Shri Sumit Gagrani have played an important role in issuing the bond of the Corporation.



aa CM distributes Rs 1657 lakh under Sambal Yojana in Rajgarh district
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed benefits worth Rs 1657 lakh to nearly 30 thousand 868 beneficiaries of 6 blocks of the district on the occasion of the inauguration of the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana for the labour class from Rajgarh district. The benefits were distributed under Maternity Assistance, Ladli Lakshmi, Matrutva Vandana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana, Compassionate Assistance, Kalyan Pension Yojana, Patta distribution, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwal Yojana and Unorganised Workers Labour Registration Card Scheme. Smart registration card was distributed to about 10 thousand unorganized workers in the inauguration programme of state-level Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana held on last June 13 in Rajgarh district. Revenue Department distributed pattas to 15 thousand 481 beneficiaries, 621 beneficiaries under Ladli Lakshmi Yojana, 53 under Funeral Assistance Scheme, 48 under Compassionate Assistance (natural death), 410 under Maternity Assistance, 792 under Matrutva Vandana, 433 under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, 1556 under Mukhya Mantri Kalyani Pension Yojana, 768 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, 49 under Compassionate Assistance and 14 under Marriage Assistance Scheme. Hiteshi Coop amount was given to 4 beneficiaries. Cycles were given 4 beneficiaries, grant amount to 5 beneficiaries and 8 beneficiaries were provided benefits under Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana under Swachh Bharat Mission. Identity cards were distributed to about 25 thousand 270 registered workers of urban areas of Rajgarh district at the state-level ceremony. Around 1588 beneficiaries got the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Besides, maternity benefits in the urban areas were provided to 22 beneficiaries, loan sanction to 17 beneficiaries under the self employment scheme, patta distribution to 92 beneficiaries, e-rickshaws / e-loaders for 9 beneficiaries and 5 beneficiaries benefitted from endowment assistance. Under the Chief Minister's Jana-Kalyan (Sambalal) scheme, about 104 beneficiaries of the urban area were benefited under the other schemes in Rajgarh district.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra performs bhoomi-pujan for upgradation of Satari canal
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 Jun 2018

Water Resources and Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today performed bhoomi-pujan of canal upgradation at a cost of Rs 82 lakh at Satari village of Datia district. The canal upgration work will directly benefit about 20 villages. As a result, 10 thousand 944 hectare area will be irrigated. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that along with canal upgradation work, a community building has been constructed here at a cost of Rs 12 lakhs, road has been constructed from Tiwaripura village to Satari and drinking water problem of about 3 dozen villages has also been solved.



aa Use CSR Fund for development of government schools: School Education Minister
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 Jun 2018

School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah has said that Pranam Pathshala Vidyalaya Uphar Yojana is being run to increase public participation in the development of government schools. This has given positive outcome. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund can be used to ensure better quality and for the development of government schools. Shri Shah was addressing a meeting held for the implementation of the scheme at the Mantralaya here today. Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla said during the meetings that there is an amount of about Rs 500 crore in the CSR fund in the state. He spoke about constituting a state-level committee for better utilisation of this amount It was told that around Rs 6 crore 25 lakh has been collected through public participation in the last few months under Pranam Pathshala Uphar Yojana. This amount is being used for the development of government schools. The CSR Fund can be used mainly for construction of additional classrooms, overhead tank in schools, development of sports ground, reconstruction of school building, development of the library and science laboratory. It was told that there are about one lakh 20 thousand government schools in Class -1 to 12 in the state and in which about 92 lakh students are studying. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, School Education, Smt. Deepti Gaud Mukherjee, Commissioner, Public Instruction, Smt. Jayshree Kiyawat, M.D. TRIFAC Shri Vivek Porwal and Director State Education Center Shri Lokesh Jatav.



aa Union Minister Shri Tomar pays courtesy visit to CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 Jun 2018

Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomar today paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan a the Mantralaya. CM Shri Chouhan welcomed Shri Tomar with a bouquet. He held discussion with Shri Tomar on various issues.



aa Complete targets of all schemes soon: MoS Shri Arya
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 Jun 2018

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Scheduled Caste Welfare Shri Lal Singh Arya directed to complete the target of the schemes soon. He said that the next review meeting will be organized around July 15. Shri Arya was presiding over the review meeting of Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation L:imited. Vice Chairman of the Corporation Shri Bhujbal Ahirwar and Managing Director Shri Vinod Kumar were present at the meeting. Shri Arya reviewed the progress of Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udyami Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Krishak Udyami Yojana, Chief Minister Self-employment Scheme, Chief Minister's Economic Welfare Scheme and Savitri Bai Phule Self-Help Group Scheme. He gathered information about the work done on the targets given this fiscal year and the previous year. Shri Arya told to give show-cause notice to districts not fulfilling the goal and told to apprise the district collectors about it also. Similarly, he also instructed the absent officers to know the reasons through correspondence. He also told to complete the proceedings of obtaining information through online software process and send information through leaflet every week. Minister of State Shri Arya said that officers should take interest and get it approved. If there is any difficulty in the banks, then the department should be informed in writing. In addition, the officers should keep studying the orders and instructions.



aa C.M. Shri Chouhan describes Emergency as darkest chapter of democratic history
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 Jun 2018

The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Ananth Kumar said that other states should follow Madhya Pradesh, which has enacted a law for Loktantra Senani - those who were detained for protesting against emergency. He also suggested to include a chapter in school text book syllabi on how detainees fought for democracy. Addressing the felicitation ceremony held at Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence here today to honour the victims of Emergency imposed by late Smt. Indira Gandhi. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed that that the MP State Assembly has passed legislation for the welfare of surviving detainees of the MISA-Maintenance of Internal Security Act. Shri Ananth Kumar said that the people have taught a befitting lesson to those who once oppressed democracy. The struggle of the champions of democracy to save it has been recognized world over. In fact they staged the second freedom struggle. First was for freedom and second for the democratic freedom. They deserve honour and respect like freedom fighters. Praising the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, he said that Madhya Pradesh has done a commendable job by enacting welfare provisions for Loktangra Senanis. He stressed the need to be extra alert for protecting democracy. Describing Emergency as the darkest chapter of India's democratic history, the Chief Minister Chouhan recalled the brutal harassment and atrocities, the MISA detainees suffered, families were ruined. The spirit of democracy was blatantly killed. It was due to continuous struggle and efforts of Loktantra Senanis the democracy was revived. He said that it was duty of the state government to honour them and their contribution. He urged the people to resolve that ill-intentions to attack democracy in future will not be allowed to succeed. Felicitation of Women Loktantra Senanis The Madhya Pradesh State BJP chief Shri Rakesh Singh said that the contribution of Loktantra Senanis will always be remembered and keep on inspiring the younger generation. The National President of Loktantra Senani Sangh Shri Kailash Soni gave a welcome speech. A Souvenir published by Hoshangabad district unit of the Sangh was released on the occasion. Women Loktantra Senanis including Smt. Savita Vajpai, Smt. Uma Shukla, Smt. Jayshree Banerjee, Late Smt. Kanta Chopra and Ramkali Mishra's daughter Aarti Ilaiya were felicitated. Son of Jayshree Banerjee Shri Deepankar Banerjee and son of late Smt. Kanta Chopra Shri Punit Chopra received honour. Those present on the occasion included the Minister of Public Relations and Water Resources Dr. Narotam Mishra, Shri. Meghraj Jain, Shri Makhan Singh, Former Minister Shri Sartaj Singh. Shri Tapan Bhowmick, Chairman of MP Tourism Development Corporation conducted the programme. Minister of State for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya gave a vote of thanks.



aa Online applications invited till June 30 for free admission in Class I of private schools
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 Jun 2018

Online applications for admission to the Class I of private schools have been invited till June 30 under the Right to Education Act in the state. Earlier this date was fixed on June 23. So far, more than 2 lakh 45 thousand applications have been received in the state. Due to the server being down during this period, the School Education Department has increased the last date to June 30 for the convenience of applicants. Parents who wish to get their children admitted in Class I of private schools, can submit their applications online till June 30. The format of the online application form has been made available on RTE portal www.educationportal.mp.gov.in/RtePortal. Along with this application forms are being made available free-of-cost from concerned Jan-Shiksha Kendra, B.R.C./B.E.O office, District Education Officer and District Education Centre office. It will be mandatory to upload any document related to eligibility along with the application form. The copy generated from the portal will be retained by the applicant. In case of any problem or difficulty in applying online, assistance can be taken from the help desk of BRD office in the concerned development block. Only the applications registered and locked on the portal will be included in the lottery process. The students will be allotted seats as per their choice in private schools in a transparent manner on July 5. After the lottery procedure, the information of allotted seat will be given to the applicant via SMS on his registered mobile number. The list of allocation will also be available on the education portal. If there is a problem in receiving or depositing application forms or any information is needed about the schools where seats are vacant, then the RTE portal, District Education Office, District Project Office of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan or Development Block Resource Center can be contacted.



aa Implementation of Saral Bijli and CM’s Power Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 Jun 2018

Camps are being organised by all the three power distribution companies to make benefits 'Saral Bijli Bill' and 'Chief Minister’s Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme -2018' easily available to the beneficiaries. Camps are being organized by the East, Central and Western Region Electricity Distribution Companies in their respective areas. All the camps will be held till July 10. Information about both the schemes are being given to the consumers in the pre-registration camps being organized before the registration camps to be held in July. Applications are also being taken at the camp from the beneficiaries of both the schemes. East, Central and Western Region Electricity Distribution Company has requested all beneficiaries who have the eligibility to join both schemes in their respective areas, to take advantage of the camps and submit the application form for joining the scheme. All the distribution companies have told the officials to note the mobile numbers of all beneficiaries of the benefits 'Saral Bijli Bill' and 'Chief Minister’s Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme -2018' while getting their application forms filled so that important notices can be sent to them via SMS. Applications are being taken by the consumers to join both the schemes. The acknowledgment of the application form is also being given to every consumer. The original payment amount and outstanding bill waiver amount will be clearly mentioned in the payment of eligible beneficiaries of Chief Minister's Electricity Bill Waiver Scheme. Also, the payment of Saral Bijli Bill” will clearly mention the actual amount and the amount of subsidy. Extensive training is being given to the line staff right from the Junior Engineer and Assistant Engineer to the Executive Engineers for the successful implementation of the Saral Bijli Bill and Chief Minister’s Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme. All efforts are being made to make benefits of the scheme easily available to the consumers. Consumers will be given information through SMS after entry in the billing system within 2-3 days where the applications are being taken offline. Distribution companies have told the Regional Engineer and personnel to launch a drive to make information about the camps being held in their respective regions to provide information of the two schemes to the beneficiaries who are eligible for joining the two schemes.



aa Maharashtra’s senior PR Officer calls on Commissioner DPR Shri Narhari
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Jun 2018

A delegation of senior officials of the Public Relations Department of Maharashtra paid a courtesy visit to Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari today at the Directorate. The team was led by Director Public Relations Maharashtra Shri Shivaji Mankar. Shri Narhari told the delegation that the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana recently implemented in Madhya Pradesh has proved to be an exemplary scheme of the world. Through this scheme, the state government has succeeded in bringing changes in the standard of living of the economically weaker sections of the society. Shri Narhari said that more than 1.80 crore people have been registered so far in this scheme. This scheme is going to be helpful to the registered beneficiaries for their lifetime. During the courtesy visit, the activities related to Public Relations Department of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh were discussed in detail. The officials also held mutual discussion on various schemes.



aa Sacrifice of Bundelkhand bravehearts cannot be forgotten – Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Jun 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said at the Bundeli Samaroha and Amrit Mahotsav Kalash Sthapana here that Bundelkhand has given birth to great warriors, Rajas, literrateurs and social workers. The sacrifice of the heroes of Bundelkhand cannot be forgotten. Governor Smt. Patel said that cultural and literary traditions of Bundelkhand are great and ancient. Chhatrasal was such a great warrior, who tried to save the society and the country with both the pen and the sword. Chhatrasal did not only established the state of Bundelkhand, but also created literature and live poetry. Smt. Patel congratulated the famous Bundeli poet Shri Kailsah Madbaiyya for the Amrit Mahotsav. She said that Bundelkhand today needs to be developed. Our Prime Minister has created an atmosphere of unity, development, harmony and brotherhood in the country by giving a slogan 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas'. Governor Smt. Patel felicitated Bundeli poet Shri Kailash Madbaiyya, along with other poets and journalists with shawl and shriphal, On this occasion, the Governor also saw the Rye dance performed by the Bundeli dance group. The programme was attended by MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Senior Litterateur Shri Ganga Prasad Barasaiyya and Bundeli literary lovers. She also released books and poetic texts of litterateurs and poets including Shri Kailash Madbaiyya’s book ‘Mayur Pankh’.



aa Government committed to support media – PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Jun 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today took part in the concluding ceremony of the two-day news conference of TV Channel JK 24x7 at the auditorium of State Animal Husbandry Training Institute. The PR Minister said on the occasion that the print and electronic media is fulfilling an important social responsibility. State government is committed to extend all possible support to the media. He extended best wishes to the TV reporters. Minister of State for Cooperatives, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang said that media plays an important role in building of an individual and society. Shri Sarang stressed on the need to provide sufficient space to positive news and stop spread of separatist and negative forces. He said that media is impartial and strong, this is very good. Dr. Mishra and Shri Sarang released a souvenir published by the TV Channel. State Bureau of the channel Shri Subhash Shrivastava welcomed Dr. Mishra and Shri Sarang with bouquets.



aa TRI to provide interior decoration at tribal museum of Raipur
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Jun 2018

The construction of sub-galleries and work of interior decoration of the Tribal Museum under construction in Raipur will be done undertaken under the guidance of a team of experts. This decision was taken at the meeting of the Vanya Executive Committee held under the chairmanship of Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Lal Singh Arya. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Shri S.N. Mishra, Smt. Deepali Rastogi and Shri Rakesh Singh. Minister of State Shri Arya also gave permission for decorating and beautification of the waiting rooms and centers according to the tribal environment for artists as required by various Vanya community radio stations. Similarly, permission was also given for decoration and beautification of Vanya office as per the tribal environment. Shri Arya gave directions for publication of the directory including the registration and introduction of tribal artists related to all art forms for the promotion of traditional tribal art of the state. He said that this directory should be created in the form of a coffee table book. Minister of State Shri Arya also asked to identify artists and groups to spread the tribal development schemes through various demonstrative traditional tribal arts. He also organized training camps and workshops for the construction of traditional tribal equipments and garments and to explore the possibilities in the market. He also permitted a state level seminar on tribal residential styles.



aa Meeting of self governing committee of Gandhi Medical College held under chairmanship of MoS Shri Sharad Jain
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Jun 2018

Minister of state for medical education (independent charge) and public health and family welfare Shri Sharad Jain today attended general meeting of Gandhi Medical College self governing committee. Execution report of last year and budget for the year 2018-19 was sanctioned in the meeting. Minister of State, Shri Jain said that health facilities have improved in the state and now it should be improved further. He instructed to increase staff to give slip in the OPD department of the hospital and asked to speed up recruitment process for doctors. In the meeting, Bhopal Divisional Commissioner Shri Kavindra Kiyavat explained in detail the ongoing construction work at Hamidia Hospital. He said that 30 percent work of new unit of 2000-bed hospital has completed. Other construction work is underway speedily. He informed about other activities going on in the hospital. Dean Dr. M.P. Songara said that MRI machine has been set up at Hamidia Hospital. From next July, citizens will get investigation facility. He informed that the new ultra modern blood bank is being opened and patients are being provided dialysis facility. In the meeting, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Superintendent of Hamidia Hospital Dr. A.K. Shrivastava and other officers were present.



aa TB awareness drive vehicle rally doctors and office-bearers call on Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 Jun 2018

Doctors and office-bearers of the TB awareness campaign vehicle rally taken out from May 24 to June 22 by the Oriental Group of Institutes at Raj Bhavan today called on Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel. Chairman of Oriental Group of Institutes Shri Praveen Thakral, Rally Coordinator CEO Shri Rajesh Sahni and senior doctors were present on the occasion. Terming the rally taken out by the institute exemplary Governor Smt. Patel said that this will create awareness and spread the message in the entire state against TB eradication campaign and people will be inspired. Chairman of the Oriental Group of Institutes Shri Thakral told that the rally was sent from Bhopal to Jabalpur, Singrauli, Gwalior, Shivpuri and Neemuch districts in four phases. During the rally the health of more than 20 thousand TB and other patients was examined in over 100 villages. About 35 such TB patients were identified during the rally who had been declared free of TB by local doctors



aa MP awarded for best performance in overall agriculture production
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh was honoured with the Best State Award in New Delhi on Saturday for best performance in integrated agriculture production. The award was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the India Today magazine's Agro Summit and Award-2018 function. Farmer-welfare and Director of Agriculture Department Shri Mohanlal received the award. Madhya Pradesh has been ranked first in overall agriculture production, Orissa stands second, Telangana third, Andhra Pradesh fourth and Maharashtra is in the fifth position. Madhya Pradesh was judged on several criteria for the India Today Agro Award. Agricultural experts of the country studied agricultural statistics of various states. After this, it was concluded that Madhya Pradesh has achieved a special milestone in increasing the wheat production in year 2015-16. The productivity of wheat in the state is 176.80 lakh tonnes. The productivity of wheat per hectare has reached 2,993 kg. It was told at the award programme that Madhya Pradesh is that state in the country which has maintained it outstanding performance in cultivation. Statistics of the agricultural yields of the state government show that even in bad times, Madhya Pradesh maintained double digit growth rate in agricultural development. It was informed at the function that Madhya Pradesh has been receiving the Krishi Karman Award for Agriculture Development given by the Central Agriculture and Farmer Development Ministry for the last five years. It was informed at the ceremony that it is necessary for overall development of agriculture to work together on all aspects related to farming. Madhya Pradesh has done the same in the past one decade. Continuous efforts have been made to increase the area of ​​irrigation in Madhya Pradesh. A programme has been made to complete 700 small irrigation projects by the end of 2018 in the state. The agriculture cabinet system is also responsible for Madhya Pradesh topped leading in agriculture.



aa Three-day programme to be held every year on Rani Durgawati’s Balidan Divas
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced at the huge tribal convention organized on the 455th martyrs day at the samadhi site of Veerangana Rani Durgawati in Jabalpur that with the aim of motivating the younger generation to preserve the sacrifice and self-respect, three-day programmes will be organized every year at the Samadhi site on Rani Durgawati’s Balidan Divas. Vanvasi tribals dwelling on forest land till year 2006 will be made owners of forest land by giving them forest rights pattas. Electricity will be made available to every tribal family by December 2018 under Soubhagya Yojana. These families will have to pay electricity bill at a flat rate of Rs 200 per month. Poor tribal families will be included in the Sambal Yojana and all benefits of the scheme will be given to them. The Chief Minister said that a grand memorial will be built on 10 acres of government land after Veerangana Rani Durgawati near her Samadhi site. Announcing the creation of a tribal museum in Ramnagar of Mandla district, he said that the residential land pattas will be given to poor tribal families and they will be given a permanent house on patta land in the next four years. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the state government will keep the glorious history, tradition, sacrifice and culture intact along with the development and prosperity of the tribal community. Referring to the invaluable contribution of the tribal heroes in the fight for independence, he said that while on the one hand Veerangana Rani Durgawati sacrificed her life for the state’s independence and self-respect, on the other hand, during her 15 years of rule, she implemented several public welfare works the proof of which are noticeable in Jabalpur and other places today. Rani Durgawati got ponds constructed for water conservation and dharamshalas were constructed to facilitate the common man. Dumna airport to be named after Rani Durgawati Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced that a proposal to name Jabalpur’s Dumna airport after Rani Durgawati will be sent to the Centre for approval after getting it passed by the state government in the Assembly. Shri Chouhan said that efforts will be made to connect tribal women with self help groups to raise their standard of living. He said that the state government is making efforts to bring prosperity in the lives of tribals, hence a decision has been taken to spend a major portion of the state government’s budget for welfare and development of the poor and tribals. Tribal families told to educate their children CM Shri Chouhan appealed to the tribal community to educate their children so that they become strong and self-reliant. The state government will bear the expenses of their education. Shri Singh told that state and the central government is making speedy efforts for the empowerment of women in the state and the country. He told the tribal families to educate their children well and give them chance to come forward in society. CM Shri Chouhan released Shri Shankardayal Bharadwaj’s book ‘Rani Durgawati-Ek Balidan Gatha’ at the programme. Shri Chouhan felicitated Shri Bharadwaj with a shawl and shriphal. MP Shri Rakesh Singh and Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste also expressed their opinions. Sword-armour presented to Chief Minster Shri Chouhan Representatives of Madhya Pradesh Janjati Sanyukt Morcha garlanded CM Shri Chouhan and felicitated him with a sword and armour. MP Smt. Sampatiya Uike, MLA Shr Sushil Tiwari, Smt. Pratibha Singh and Sushri Nandini Maravi, nominated MLA Shri L.B. Lobo, Mayor Dr. Swati Sadanand Godbole, District Panchayat President Smt. Manorama Patel, Vice-Chairman of Backward Class and Minority Finance and Development Corporation Shri S.K. Muddin, Jabalpur Krishi Upaj Mandi President Shri Rajababu Sonkar and a large number of tribal community members were present.



aa No place for people who spread lies, confusion, despair in society – PM Shri Modi
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 Jun 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today paid tribute to Dr. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee on his 65th death anniversary, while dedicating Mohanpura major irrigation project costing worth approximate Rs 4000 crores in Rajgarh district. The Prime Minister said that the Government of India will fulfill the dreams of the countrymen on the lines of Dr. Mukherjee’s thoughts. Education, health and safety will be the priority of the Government of India so that the youth get good high education and they can always remain dedicated to serve the society. He said that there should be coordination between Vidya, Vitta and Vikas (Education, Finance and Development), there should be similarity in the ideologies of the educational institutions and industrial organisations only then can the country be strengthened economically. Shri Modi said that the previous governments had forgotten the contribution of several great personalities like Dr. Mukherji in the development and making of the country. Our government will fill this gap. We will realise the dreams of the country’s great personalities and sons of the country. The first work of the government is public service and taking the standard of living of people higher. Prime Minister Shri Modi said that fulfilling the dreams of citizens is our highest priority. We will not repeat the shortcomings of the previous governments. People's capabilities and resources will not be ignored. Looking at the large gathering of farmers and villagers at the dedication ceremony, Shri Modi said that now there is no place for people who spread lies, illusions, and despair in the society. The countrymen have expressed their faith in our policies. We will not let this belief break at any cost. Government of India to encourage Micro Irrigation Prime Minister Shri Modi said that micro-irrigation system will be promoted in the country to ensure maximum use of every single drop of water of irrigation projects for irrigation. He said that presently irrigation facility is being provided in ​​25 lakh hectare area through micro-irrigation system. Out of this, 11 lakh hectare area is of Madhya Pradesh. Referring to the recent discussion with farmers held recently, Shri Modi said that women farmers of Jhabua district’s tribal region have created a record of advanced farming of tomatoes through drip irrigation system. He informed that the currently 35 lakh farmers are availing the benefits of Prime Minister's crop insurance. An integrated network of over 575 krishi upaj mandis has been created in the country, in which 58 mandis of Madhya Pradesh have been connected through the network. The Prime Minister said that through this system farmers will be able to sell their produce directly in the Mandi. He informed that financial assistance is being provided to people with bank guarantee in the Mudra bank scheme. In this scheme 45 lakh farmers of Madhya Pradesh have availed the benefit. CM Shri Chouhan is real ‘Sevak’ of Madhya Pradesh Praising the efforts being made for the betterment of poor, labourers, needy and farmers of Madhya Pradesh Prime Minister Shri Modi said that Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has done a remarkable job of bringing the state out from the category of ‘Bimaru’ state. Shri Chouhan is playing the role of a real ‘Sevak’ in service of the state. Government of India lauds these efforts of Shri Chouhan. Congratulating all those associated with the Mohanpura major irrigation project, from conception to construction the Prime Minister said that this project is not only of Rajgarh but it is one of those major projects of Madhya Pradesh, which will give direct benefits to 725 villages. Adequate drinking water supply will be ensured in these villages. By completing this project the Chief Minister has actually worked for the betterment of the women and farmers of Madhya Pradesh. This project has paved the way for the prosperity of Malwa region of the state. Shri Modi said that Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has freed the state of Madhya Pradesh from the identity of a backward state. The major irrigation project in Rajgarh is the proof of the Chief Minister’s thinking and farsightedness. PM brought country from confusion to commitment: Water Resources Minister Dr. Mishra In his welcome address Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra said that the whole world is eager to welcome a personality like Prime Minister Shri Modi. He said that Shri Modi has dedicated his life to the formation of a new India. He has proved that success is possible through ‘Sanskar’ (culture) and not ‘Ahankar’ (ego). Dr. Mishra said that when Shri Modi had got power, the situation was not favourable. Shri Modi took the country out from confusion to commitment. Dr. Mishra said that earlier Rajgarh was known as Pathalgarh. Now with Mohanpura project coming into existence, the whole area will turn into a green area. He said that this area remained rocky due to the negligence of the previous governments. Due to the efforts of the present government, the farmers are getting adequate water and electricity for irrigation. Because of this the agriculture growth rate is highest in the country. Mohanpura Major Irrigation Project – An introduction As soon as Prime Minister Shri Modi dedicated the project, the happiness of the massive gathering present at the spot knew no bounds and the entire atmosphere echoed with sounds of applause. The joy on the people's faces was apparent and it was obvious from their faces that now no village will remain deprived of drinking water and irrigation in Rajgarh. There will be crops all over the district. On this occasion, the Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of rural group water supply schemes in Pahargarh, Gorakhpura and Bankapur-Kushalpura. The Mohanpura Irrigation Project worth approximate Rs 4000 crores will benefit 727 villages in Rajgarh district. The citizens of Rajgarh district will be able to avail 8 million cubic metre drinking water and 5 million cubic metre for industrial areas through this dam constructed on the project. The construction work of this project was started in year 2014. Its water logged capacity is 616.27 million cubic metre. The state government has ensured arrangement to take water directly to the fields of farmers through this project. PM Shri Modi is the most popular leader of the world: CM Shri Chouhan The CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said in the dedication programme that the Prime Minister has accomplished many significant woks to establish peace in the world besides the overall development of the country. Shri Modi has become the most popular leader of the world because of his personality accomplishments and achievements. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that this is the first historic visit of the PM Shri Modi to Rajgarh. He informed that Shri Modi has brought schemes to change the fate and scenario of the state. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that the Mohanpura Major Irrigation Project will change the picture of Rajgarh district. He asserted that the farmers of Madhya Pradesh has left Punjab state behind in the field of agriculture and irrigation. Record production has been registered in Madhya Pradesh since last so many years in the field of agriculture. The state government has scheme to enhance irrigation capacity in the state in the next few years to 80 lakh hectare area. Madhya Pradesh will cooperate fully to accomplish the mission of the PM Shri Modi to double farmers’ income by 2022. He informed that the farmers of the state used to face problem of electricity, water, roads and fertilisers always during the previous governments. He said that everything has changed now, farmers of the state are getting all these facilities at their villages and agriculture fields with convenience. CM Shri Chouhan urged people of Rajgarh for their cooperation to make new Madhya Pradesh along with new Rajgarh and to discharge their duties with commitment. Prime Minister lauded Madhya Pradesh The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi mentioning about the progress in various sectors and people’s prosperity has said that this state has become one of the developing state of the country. The state has eliminated its identity of backwardness completely. Rajgarh district has become aspiration district. Special focus will be laid on education, health and employment besides development in other sectors in this district. The PM Shri Modi has said that various development activities will be implemented in aspiration districts of Madhya Pradesh under the Rashtriya Gram Vikas Abhiyan. Every house of every village will have gas connections in these districts. Every family will have ban account. Complete vaccination will be undertaken in every village. Every village will have all basic amenities. The Prime Minister further mentioned that India as dreamed by Dr. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee will be built by the progress of villages only. At the beginning of dedication programme, CM Shri Chouhan presented Tulsi Mala to the Prime Minister Shri Modi and welcomed him by presenting turban. The PM Shri Modi released irrigation work plan on this occasion. The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, MPs Shri Rakesh Singh, Shri Rodmal Nagar, Local MLAs, other Public Representatives, Chief Secretary Shri B.P.Singh and DGP Shri R.K. Shukla besides citizens and farmers in huge number were presented in the programme.



aa PM Shri Modi e-dedicates 2 schemes of Sehore
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 Jun 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi e-dedicated 2 important development schemes of Sehore district during the programme organised in Indore. Beneficiary of Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme from ward no. 29 of Sehore Smt. Rekha Bohat thanked the Prime Minister in a direct discussion for being benefitted from the scheme. Smt. Rekha said that she received financial assistance of Rs 2.50 lakhs for changing her residence from a kuchha house to a pucca one. The Prime Minister e-dedicated a sewerage plant constructed at a cost of Rs 62 crores 36 lakhs in and a newly developed park at Badiyakhedi constructed at a cost of Rs 72 lakhs. Chairman of Municipal Corporation Smt. Amita Arora, Collector Shri Tarun Kumar Pithode and all corporators were present at the venue of the programme. The beneficiaries told that they are very happy with the sewerage scheme, now the dirty water has stopped coming in the drains. Not only that they will get rid of diseases.



aa India will become clean as per the goal of the countrymen
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 Jun 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has said that India will be clean as per the goals of the countrymen. We have taken the resolution to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi's dream of a Clean India. He said that we will have to change our thinking before changing people, society and the country. The country has brought a change in the thinking about hygiene. There will be no family in the country without a house of its own in year 2022. More than two crore houses will be built in the country in the next three to four years. In the last four years, 1 crore 15 lakh houses have been constructed in the country. Prime Minister Shri Modi was addressing the Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Mahotsav and Sanitation Survey Award ceremony in Indore today. Prime Minister Shri Modi e-dedicated urban development projects worth about Rs. 4 thousand 700 crores and inaugurated the Urban Transport Scheme ‘Sutra Seva’ of Madhya Pradesh government. Shri Modi performed e-griha pravesh for more than one lakh beneficiaries of the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme. The Prime Minister said that cleanliness does not come in a day. Rather, it is achieved only when all the citizens work round the clock for it. Madhya Pradesh has achieved this pride with its ‘Parakram’ and ‘Purusharth’. Two cities Indore and Bhopal are the first and second clean cities of the country. The story of Indore's success is an example of the people's vitality, cooperation and affection for the city. The whole country is taking inspiration from this. Devi Ahilya Bai gave priority to the minutest needs of the public during her rule. Indore has paid the true tribute to Devi Ahilya Bai by working for cleanliness and fulfilling its responsibilities. He said that in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, 2300 cities of 18 states of the country have declared themselves free from open defecation. Over the last four years, 8 crore 30 thousand toilets have been constructed in the country, in which 65 lakh toilets have been built in Madhya Pradesh alone. All the cities of Madhya Pradesh have declared themselves open defecation free. If village is the soul of the country, city is the centre of energy Shri Modi said that the village is the soul of the country, while the city is the centre of energy. The previous central government did not pay attention to the cities, which increased the population but facilities did not increase. In the last four years, the government sanctioned Rs 2 lakh 30 thousand crore for urban development whereas in the past ten years, only Rs. 95 thousand crore was sanctioned by the previous central government. The Prime Minister said that with the new thinking and outlook, five major schemes have been introduced for the cities including Sanitation, Pradhan Mantri Awas, Smart City, Amrit Scheme and Deendayal Upadhyaya Urban Livelihood Mission. The task of developing 100 cities into smart cities is in progress. In the next five years, Rs 20,000 crore will be invested in the smart city scheme. Under the Amrit Yojana, drinking water and sewage arrangements are being undertaken in the cities. Arrangements are being made to ensure pollution-free transport and manage garbage in cities. Today, more than one lakh poor people entered their homes in the cities of Madhya Pradesh which is a historic event. In the last four years, three times the houses were sanctioned compared to the previous ten years of the previous government. The time for construction of houses was 18 months earlier, now the construction is now completed in a year. Shri Modi said that our government is concerned about the homes for the poor and the middle class. Concession in interest rate for housing has been given to the middle class. Now the carpet area has been increased in the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme. The RERA law has been enacted to restrict builders for their whimsical attitude for housing to middle class people. In the last four years, a number of efforts have been made for transparent and corruption-free governance. More than 30 crore LEDs have been distributed on cheap rates under Ujala Yojana. Rs 15 thousand crore has been saved in the electricity expenses of the poor and middle class. One medical college will be constructed between every three parliamentary constituencies for health facilities. More than 3 thousand Jan Aushadhi Kendras have been started. About 1.5 lakh wellness centres will be opened under Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Health insurance of Rs 5 lakhs will be done for the poor. New highways are being built in twice the pace in the country. The small cities of the country are being airlinked under the Udaan Yojana. Ten crore persons have made air journeys in the last year in the country. New dimensions of development in Madhya Pradesh New dimensions of development have been made in Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Plans that fulfill human aspirations have been made. Solid foundation has been laid for the formation of new Madhya Pradesh and a new India. Attempts are being made to speed it up. Madhya Pradesh is now Smart State – CM Shri Chouhan Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh was the first bimaru state, but today the state has become a smart state. Indore is a fast developing city which is the engine of development of the state. Explaining the word Indore, he said that the meaning of Indore is India’s Neat, Disciplined, Organized, Radiant and Enterprised city. The dream of building a flourishing and prosperous India under the leadership of Shri Modi is being fulfilled. His resolve of cleanliness has been fulfilled by the whole country. His resolutions are being met with priority in Madhya Pradesh. Ayushman Bharat Yojana will keep the whole country free from diseases. Now every city of the state will be clean and green. Indore cleanest city – Smt. Mahajan Lok Sabha Speaker, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, said that Indore has become the cleanest city of the country with the cooperation of everyone. A better image of India has been created in the world. Today every country wants to be friends with India. With the help of everyone in the country, a new story of development, prosperity and creativity is being written. Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri said that 73 cities of the country participated in the Cleanliness Survey of year 2016, 430 cities in Year 2017 Survey and 4032 in the Cleanliness Survey of Year 2018. 71 percent of the country's cities have achieved the goals of freedom from open defecation. Urban Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh said that Madhya Pradesh is the leader in the country in the implementation of urban development schemes. Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, Chhattisgarh Minister Shri Amar Agarwal, MP Shri Rakesh Singh, Former Minister Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, Mayor Indore Smt. Malini Goud, Mayor Bhopal Shri Alok Sharma, Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh was present. Beneficiaries happy The Prime Minister spoke to the beneficiaries of Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme and other schemes from Chhindwara, Burhanpur, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Singrauli, Ratlam, Hoshangabad, Dindori, Dharampuri, Katni, Bhopal, Bhind, Bijawar, Sehore and Byohari. Expressing happiness the beneficiaries thanked the Prime Minister for the houses. Shri Modi congratulated the beneficiaries for their new houses. State and cities rewarded for cleanliness The Prime Minister released the report of Cleanliness Survey 2018 and dedicated the dashboard of Clean Survey. He distributed the Clean Survey 2018 awards. Among the cities Indore was awarded the first prize, Bhopal second and Chandigarh got the third prize. Among the cities having more than 10 lakh population, Vijayawada was first given the first, Mysore was given the prize one among the cities with population between 3-10 lakhs and New Delhi got the first prize with a population between 1-3 lakhs. The first prize for cleanliness in the state capitals was given to Greater Mumbai and among the states, Jharkhand got first prize, Maharashtra second and Chhattisgarh got the third prize. First prize in the Cantonment councils was given to the Delhi Cantonment. Citizens and institutions were also rewarded for sanitation. Works of 16 districts from Indore e-dedicated The Prime Minister e-dedicated various works through the programmes organized at 16 locations in the state. The programme was broadcast live in all 374 urban bodies through LED. ‘Sutra Seva’ inaugurated Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Sutra Seva-Madhya Pradesh ki apni bus’ , under the reliable, safe and affordable bus service being started in 20 selected cities of Madhya Pradesh. In its first phase, 127 buses will be operated for 4 municipal corporations including Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Chhindwara and 2 municipalities, Guna and Bhind. Griha-pravesh in houses constructed with Rs 4063 crore On this occasion, beneficiaries were given e-griha pravesh into 1 lakh 219 Pradhan Mantri Awas constructed at a cost of Rs 4,063 crore in all the 374 urban bodies. In the Smart City Mission, 23 works undertaken at a cost of Rs 278 crores 26 lakhs were undertaken in 5 smart cities including Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Ujjain. 14 drinking water schemes inaugurated Shri Modi e-dedicated drinking water schemes in 14 urban areas under the Chief Minister’s Urban Drinking Water Scheme. These include Nagar Palika Dharampuri (Dhar), Nagar Palika Raisen, Begumganj, Obaidullaganj, Berasia (Bhopal), Athner (Betul), Badhvad (Ratlam), Dindori, Lakhnadoun (Seoni), Narsinghpur, Sabalgarh, Bamour, Porsa (Morena) and Bamori (Shahdol) drinking water schemes. 10 parks dedicated Under the Amrit Yojana, Sehore’s sewerage project and parks constructed in 10 urban areas including Khandwa, Burhanpur, Khargone, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Pithampur, Guna, Gwalior and Rewa were dedicated. Shri Modi also dedicated the Rs 35 crore Integrated Solid Waste Management Project of Katni, the Rs 2.11 crore chhatarpur-Bijawar road and the multilevel parking of Bhopal constructed under the Smart City Yojana.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra lays foundation of Rs 13.56 crore bypass road
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun 2018

Water Resources, Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today laid the foundation of Rs 13.56 crore worth bypass road from Sevdha to Jhansi road in Datia. He said that with the construction of this road, the Sevdha road traffic going towards Jhansi, Bhander will now directly pass through the bypass road without entering the city. This way the pressure of traffic on the city will reduce and people will be facilitated. The PR Minister said that the Madhya Pradesh government is paying attention to the overall development of both urban and rural areas. While on the one hand more than half of the labourers have been registered in the Sambal Yojana, on the other hand farmers are also being benefitted to the maximum through the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, Drought Relief, Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana, Crop Insurance Scheme etc. He appealed to citizens to make efforts to plant saplings to enhance greenery in the city. Chairman of the Municipal Council Shri Subhash Agrawal, senior social worker Shri Kalicharan Kushwaha Shri Mukesh Yadav, Shri Vipin Goswami, Shri Bharat Yadav and others expressed their opinions during the programme. District Panchayat President Smt. Rajni Pushpendra Rawat, Vice President Shri Vinay Yadav, Vice Chairman of Municipal Council Shri Yogesh Saxena, Vice President Mandi Shri Dhiru Dangi, Mandi President representative Shri Jitu Kamaria and other public representatives were present in the programme. Compassionate appointment letters given to five youths Dr. Narottam Mishra distributed compassionate appointment letters to five youths for the post of Assistant Class III in Datia Collectorate. Five teachers of the district had died during their tenure. In this connection the relatives of the deceased had applied for compassionate appointments. Minister Dr. Mishra had given instructions to take action in this regard, accordingly the dependants have been given compassionate appointment.



aa Practising Yoga with faith and positivity is beneficial – Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said at the Yoga programme organised at Raj Bhavan on International Yoga Day today that performinig Yoga with faith and positive thinking is very beneficial. It should be done seriously and on a regular basis in life. Yoga Guru Rajiv Jain Trilok conducted Yoga kriyas prepared by the AYUSH Ministry, Government of India during the programme. About 700 men and women took part in the Yogabhyas programme. Smt. Patel said that Yoga is one of the country’s ancient heritage. The responsibility of promotion and conservation of this system rests with all sections of the society. She said that Yoga purifies our soul. Due to the persistent efforts of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the country’s ancient Yoga system has acquired prestige, honour and popularity in the form of International Day. She said that Lord Krishna said in Gita that Yoga brings proficiency in Karmas. The Yoga Kendra set up in Raj Bhavan from May 1 will now function regularly. Prime Minister Shri Modi’s message telecast on International Yoga Day was transmitted during the programme. Employees trained in the Yoga Kendra at Raj Bhavan shared their experiences at the programme.



aa Yoga is a remarkable scientific system: Yoga connects Atma to Parmatma
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Yoga is a remarkable scientific system. Yoga connects Atma to Parmatma. It is an effective medium to stay healthy. Yoga keeps the heart joyous, intellect sharp and body healthy. Shri Chouhan was addressing the state level Yogabhyas Programme held at the Lal Parade Ground here today on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot presided over the programme. Director of Yoga Institute, Mumbai Yoga Guru Smt. Hansa Jaidev Yogendra was the chief guest on the occasion. Among those present on the occasion were Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Chairman Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, Chairman Bhopal Development Authority Shri Om Yadav, Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh and Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla. Officers, Yoga lovers and school children in a large number attended the state level programme. CM Shri Chouhan said that Yoga should be practised regularly. Referring to an accident that he met with in year 1998, Shri Chouhan said that at a point of time, I thought it would never be possible for me to walk. But miraculously with regular Yoga practise, today I am able to work for 18 hours a day daily. Establishing the importance of Yoga Shri Chouhan said that one must practise Yoga and inspire others also. With regular practise of Yoga one can stay healthy. It also reduces the expense on medicines and fills life with renewed energy and joy. Shri Chouhan said that the history of Yoga dates back to thousands of years. Our saints and seers have developed the Yoga-Vidha to live life after several years of hard penance and medidation. India has given the message of Yoga, world fraternity, welfare and harmony to the world. Referring to the contribution of Swami Baba Ramdev in the globalisation of Yoga, he said that the world’s most popular leader Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has established Yoga in the world. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot said that Yoga is most essential for physical, mental and intellectual health. Due to the efforts of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi the United States of America is celebrating International Yoga Day. Today Yoga is being practised in several countries in the world. He stressed on the need for support of all sections in publicising the importance of Yoga. The Yogabhyas started with the Omkar sound. The kriyas practised in the programme included Yogasana, Kapalbhati, Pranayam, and Dhyana. The Yogasanas included Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Padahastasana, Ardh Chakrasana, Trikonasana, Bhadrasana, Vajrasana, Ardha Ushtrasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Uttanamandukasana, Vakrasana, Makrasana, Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Setubandhasana, Uttanpadasana, Ardh Halasana, Pavanmuktasana, Shavasana, Adi Asana and Nadishodhan, Sheetali and Bhramari Pranayam. Direct telecast of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address was shown at a programme organised in Dehradun on International Yoga Day at the beginning of the programme. The programme began with the national song Vande Mataram. Yogacharya Pandit Radheshyam Mishra conducted the Yogic Kriyas. Shri Kartik Das and Sushri Damini Dhalai conducted the programme.



aa Santoor maestro Shri Sharma and Yoga Guru Smt. Hansa meet CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun 2018

Well-known Santoor player Padmabhushan Shri Shivkumar Sharma and Yoga Guru Smt. Hansa Jaydev Yogendra today paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the CM House. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot was also present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan met and felicitated Padmabhushan Shri Sharma with shawl-shriphal. During the meeting, Shri Chouhan released the book “Yoga for all” authored by Yoga Guru Smt. Hansa Jaidev Yogendra, Director of the Yoga Institute. The Chief Minister praised the efforts of Smt. Hansa in the campaign of Yoga. Shri Chouhan said that Yoga has become a public movement with the initiative of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.



aa Yoga makes life meaningful – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Yoga makes life meaningful. He was addressing school children during the fourth International Yoga Day programme organised at the CM House. The programme was organised under the aegis of School Education Department by the state level Yoga Training Centre. CM Shri Chouhan told the children to practise Yoga daily for half an hour. Regular practise of Yoga can be very beneficial. Make Yogasana, Pranayam an integral part of your life. He said that Yoga strengthens the body, keeps the mind joyous and intellect sharp. He told students to study hard and score good marks. State government will pay the fees for higher education. Over 500 students from different schools of Bhopal took part in the Yoga practise session. Students practised Yogasana and Pranayam.



aa PM Shri Modi to dedicate works of Rs 4,713 crore in Indore on June 23
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 Jun 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate works worth Rs 4713.75 crore in Indore on June 23. Apart from felicitating the winners of Prime Minister’s National Cleanliness Survey, the ambitious Urban Transport Scheme ‘Sutra Seva’ of Madhya Pradesh government will also be inaugurated during the programme being organized at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Indore. More than one lakh beneficiaries of the Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme will be benefitted during the programme. Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, MP Sumitra Tai, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Hardeep Puri, Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh will take part in the programme. Awards to winners of Cleanliness Survey Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will give away awards to the representatives of first three cities Indore, Bhopal and Chandigarh, who are winners of Urban Cleanliness Survey 2018. It may be noted that Indore and Bhopal, two cities of Madhya Pradesh have maintained their ranking in Cleanliness Survey 2017. A report and film made on Cleanliness Survey-2018 will be displayed during the programme. A book on Prime Minister Shri Modi’s Cleanliness Survey will also be released. “Sutra Seva” to be inaugurated Prime Minister Shri Modi will inaugurate the reliable, secure and economical bus service “Sutra Seva-M.P. ki apni bus” being introduced in 20 selected cities of Madhya Pradesh. The Urban Development and Housing Department will make the bus service available inside and outside the city under Amrit Yojana through private partnership. In the first phase of ‘Sutra Seva’, 127 buses will start plying for 4 Municipal Corporation including Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Chhindwada and for 2 Municipal Council including Guna and Bhind soon after inauguration by the Prime Minister. Griha-Pravesh in houses constructed with Rs 4063 crore Under the Housing For All Concept, griha-pravesh of all beneficiaries of one lakh 219 Pradhan Mantri Awas constructed with Rs 4,063 crore in all 374 urban bodies of the state will be performed simultaneously. 23 works of Smart City dedicated The Prime Minister will dedicate 23 works undertaken at a cost of Rs 278 crore 26 lakhs in 5 smart cities including Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Ujjain under Smart City Mission. 14 drinking water schemes of Rs 227.78 crore inaugurated Prime Minister Shri Modi will inaugurate drinking water schemes of 14 urban areas under the Chief Minister’s Urban Drinking Water Scheme during the programme. These include Dharampuri (Dhar) Municipal Council, Raisen Municipal Council, Begumganj, Obaidullaganj, Berasia (Bhopal), Athner (Betul), Badhvad (Ratlam), Dindori, Lakhnadon (Seoni), Narsinghpur, Sabalgarh, Bamor, Poursa (Morena) and Bamouri (Shahdol). 10 parks worth Rs 8.31 crore dedicated Parks developed under Amrit Yojana in 10 urban areas including Khandwa, Burhanpur, Khargone, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Pithampur, Guna, Gwalior and Rewa will be dedicated. Along with this, PM Shri Modi will also dedicate Rs 35 crore worth Integrated Solid Waste Management Project in Katni and Rs 2.11 crore worth Chhatarpur-Bijawar road during the programme.



aa Culture besides Chivalry, Bravery and Education is also must: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 Jun 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today performed bhoomi-pujan of SAMS-JIO (Jain International Organisation) University in Shri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Science Premises at Indore. Apart from Medical Science, Law and Commerce will also be taught in this university. On this occasion Governor Smt. Patel said that education is developing fast in our country. Now we have to prepare culture new generation. In this work, educational institutions play an important role. Smt. Patel said that the government’s objective is to provide educational opportunities to every person. The basic need of every human being is food, clothing, shelter, education and health. New colleges and universities are opening in the state every year. There should be no ragging in any university in fact such a tradition should be started with which old students extend a warm welcome to the new students in any educational institution. She said that ragging is the outcome of bad upbringing. Employment-oriented education must in present era Smt. Patel said that the meaning of education has changed in the present era. “Sa Vidya ya Vimuktaye” means real education is that which provides us salvation. Today special focus is being laid on vocational education. The educational institution that gives maximum placement is considered the best. It is important to provide practical knowledge and intensive training in industrial companies besides bookish knowledge. He said that the government should make efforts to provide higher education to women in the village also. Educational institutions, social workers and businessmen should adopt one village each and set an example. The Governor said that the villages have been centres of Indian civilisation and culture. The country’s development is possible only the development of villages. The government also believes in ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas’. Special stress on women empowerment by Centre and State government Smt. Patel said that the state government and the Centre is laying emphasis on women empowerment. The Centre and the state government want that women should be educated, establish their own enterprises and come forward in the field of jobs. They should become financially independent. The Centre and the state government have introduced schemes for women like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana which has started showing revolutionary changes in the lives of women. These schemes will bring far-reaching results. He called upon the student community to make creative use of their energy and contribute in maintaining peace and harmony in the society. Smt. Patel said that professors of various universities of Madhya Pradesh have adopted 2 thousand 200 children suffering from Tuberculosis. They are helping in providing nutritious meals and timely medicines. The government aims to free India of Tuberculosis by Year 2022. There is improvement in male-female ratio at the national level. Government has started several schemes for the welfare of women and made provision of reservation at various levels. She called upon the students to focus on research part from traditional education. She told them to invent new vaccines for new diseases. Smt. Patel laid the foundation of Institute of Regenerative Medicine and Transplant, Institute of Cancer and Nuclear Medicine and Institute of International Law. Jain Muni Padmasagar Ji Maharaj said that it is important to create the sentiments of culture and social service along with education in the students. There is only one religion in the whole world- Manav Dharma and there is only one caste – Manav Jati. We shall have to rise above the bonds of religion and caste and work.



aa National-Agriculture MNREGA Committee to present workplan by July
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the National Agriculture-MNREGA Committee will present its work plan to the NITI Aayog by the end of July to ensure widespread use of MNREGA in agriculture in the country. He said that give final shape to the work plan, discussion will be held with agriculture experts and various organizations first. Shri Chouhan directed the officials to present the initial outline of the work plan promptly. He held a discussion with senior officials at a high-level meeting as the Chairman of the National Agriculture-MNREGA committee. CM Shri Chouhan said that the Rashtriya NITI Aayog has resolved to double the income of farmers by the year 2022 under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. To fulfil this resolve Madhya Pradesh will also ensure its significant role. He said that the national committee will give suggestions to the NITI Aayog relating to increasing income from forest areas and expansion of water conservation, rural hat-bazaar and self help groups. Among those present during the meeting were Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Iqbal Singh Bais, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri R.S. Julaniya, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri K.C. Gupta, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Shri Ashok Vernawal, Shri Vivek Agrawal and Shri Hariranjan Rao.



aa Cabinet nod to MP Land-Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill 2018
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 Jun 2018

In today's meeting of the Cabinet held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, approval was granted to the proposal of appointing Shri Bhaskar Kumar Choubey as the Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission apart from the approval to the Madhya Pradesh Land Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill 2018. The Cabinet also granted post-facto approval to the Women and Child Development Department for implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana. Main points of Madhya Pradesh Land-Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill 2018 The Cabinet approved the proposal for amendment in the Land Revenue Code. There is provision in relation to amendment in transfer, sharing of land in life time, seeking help of private authorized agencies in demarcation, diversion, demarcation, settlement, sharing arrangements etc. Women and Child Development Department to implement PM Matra Vandana Yojana The Cabinet has provided post-facto approval to the Women and Child Development Department for the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Matra Vandana Yojana from the year 2017-18 in the state. The Cabinet has also sanctioned Rs 1280 crore and 35 lakh for the implementation of the scheme from 2017-18 to 2019-20. Promotion of training of teachers The Cabinet has given financial approval of Rs 55 crores for the implementation of academic activities by the Government Education Colleges, from 2017-18 to 2019-20, under the 'Teacher’s Education Scheme' being run to strengthen teachers’ training institutions for teacher’s training. In this order, Rs 38 crore 42 lakh has been approved for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20 for District Education and Training Institute and Institute of Advanced Studies in Education. Modernisation of Madarsas The Cabinet has approved Rs 99 crore 50 lakh for the 3-year work plan from year 2017-18 to 2019-20 for the modernization of madarsas. Approval for continuation of Suraj Dhara Yojana and Seed Quality Control Laboratory The cabinet has approved a sum of Rs. 159 crore 67 lakh for continuous execution of Suraj Dhara Yojana from 2017-18 to 2019-20 in order to provide high quality seed to small and marginal farmers of scheduled caste and tribe category. Along with this, an approval of Rs. 38 crore has been granted for continuous running of new fertiliser and seed quality control laboratory. Burn Unit approved for 5 Medical Colleges The cabinet has given an approval for Rs. 30 crore 67 lakh to set up burn unit at Medical Colleges of Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Rewa. Gas Relief Moreover, the cabinet has given an approval for Rs. 5 crore to execute construction works and its continuation from the year 2017-18 to 2019-20 in gas affected areas. Approval has also been given to health services of gas relief for continuous implementation of Umbrella Yojana during the period 2018-19 to 2019-20. Irrigation Projects The cabinet has granted an administrative approval of Rs. 2610 crore 54 lakh for total command area of 80 thousand hectare of Banda irrigation Project of Sagar district and permission for investment clearance. Similarly, approval of Rs. 2 thousand 244 crore 97 lakh has been given by the cabinet for total 78 thousand 484 hectare irrigation command area of Maa Ratangarh Multipurpose project of Datia district and investment clearance. Other Decisions The cabinet has given approval to Rs. 41 crore for Shahdol Engineering College, the unit of Rajeev Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishvavidyalaya, Bhopal. This amount will be provided by the University from its own funds. Furthermore, the cabinet gave approval of Rs. 30 crore for construction of new fisheries building. This building will be constructed on the 3.90 acre land at Bhadbhada Fisheries Seed territory of the department



aa Universities should also contribute to eradicate Malnutrition and T.B.-Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 Jun 2018

Universities should shoulder social responsibilities also by not restricting themselves only to education. Universities must come forward to make the Malnutrition and T.B. free society. They must adopt villages in their vicinity and generate public awareness about malnutrition and T.B. through counselling in these villages. This was said by the Governor in a meeting of T.B. Association and Red Cross Society held at Gwalior today. The Governor Smt. Patel has said that Vice Chancellors and Registrars of the universities should lead this noble initiative. Pregnant women and citizens should be told through counselling that they have to use Rs. 16 thousand being given by the government to pregnant and lactating women for nutritious diet only. She mentioned that malnourished children will not only born, if we succeed in making them understand the importance of nutrition. She further stated that they should make people understand that free T.B. treatment is being provided by the government. This disease is cured completely by regular treatment. Children celebrate birth day with Governor Aganwadi’s children celebrated birth day with the Governor Smt. Patel. She distributed toffees and fruits to the children in aganwadi centre. Birth day of Mayank, Liven, Daksham, Krishna, Prachi and Almiya was celebrated in group. Smt. Patel helped them in wearing birthday caps and cut cake with them. She also distributed mangoes, plums, bananas and other fruits to all the children. The Governor Smt. Patel visited Government Primary and Middle School No. 1, located at Baradari too. While interacting with children, she educated them about the sanitation and environment and distributed toffees and fruits. Moreover, the Governor conducted inspection of District Hospital Murar and Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit connected to it. She distributed fruits among the children hospitalised there and inspected dialysis room, medicine distribution centre and emergency medical services besides OPD etc. Moreover, Smt. Patel, while holding direct interaction with the beneficiaries of schemes of highest priority heard their experiences and gathered information about happiness came to their lives by the schemes. Some were happy to after getting pucca houses, some for getting free gas connections and some were saying that Mudra Yojana has made them self reliant. About 135 beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Jan Dhan, Mudra, Jeevan-Jyoti, Bima Suraksha schemes, crop insurance, National Rural and Urban Livelihood Mission, Koushalya and Koushal Samvardhan Yojana, Start –Up, Swachcha Bharat Mission and other schemes were present during the direct interaction. She urged the beneficiaries to contribute in water conservation activities and to become self reliant by linking themselves with self-help groups under the Rural Livelihood Mission.



aa Grant of Rs. 17 per cow to be given to Gou-Shalas for Gou-Sanrakshan
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 Jun 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made announcement in a programme held on the occasion of 39th Deekshaant Diwas and 61th birth anniversary of Gurudev Shri Rishabhchandra Sureeshwar at Mohankheda of Dhar district, that grant of Rs. 17 per cow will be given to Gou-Shalas of the state for Gou-Sanrakshan. He mentioned that the state government by drawing inspiration from Gurudev has started building sanctuary at Agar for cows’ protection. Gurudev, while presenting memento to Shri Chouhan honoured and blessed him with Mukhya Mantri Ratna Samman. He also presented felicitation letter to Shri Chouhan in the programme. At the beginning of the function, Shri Chouhan presented shawl-shreephal and offered kesar to Gurudev. The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot was present in the programme. Maximum provision for poor section in Budget The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has said that the state government has started Sambal Yojana for poor, labourers and destitute categories by drawing inspiration from Gurudev. Elaborating on the scheme, Shri Chouhan informed that One crore 82 lakh persons of these categories have registered under the scheme. He said that there is nothing big than service to suffering humanity in the world. The Jain community has played an important role to show the path of public welfare to the state government. He further stated that provisions have been made in the state’s budget to spend maximum amount for the welfare of poor section. At present, wheat, rice and salt at the rate of Re. One per k.g. are being provided to 5 crore 50 lakh poor families in the state without any discrimination of caste and creed. Shri Chouhan presented sewing machines to women beneficiaries for self-employment under the lottery system in the programme. MPs Shri Meghraj Jain and Smt. Savitri Thakur, MLAs Shri Vel Singh Bhuriya, Smt. Neena Vikram Verma and Smt. Ranjana Baghel, Former Union Minister Shri Vikram Verma, Office Bearers of Jain Samaj Trust, other Public Representatives and Villagers in large number were present in the programme.



aa CM Shri Chouhan expresses profound grief over demise of Smt. Laxmibai Gupta
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Jun 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over the demise of Smt. Laxmibai Gupta, mother of Shri Suresh Gupta, the Additional Director,Public Relations Department. He has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss. Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla, Principal Secretary Shri S.K. Mishra, Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari, Officers and employees of the department besides media personnel have expressed condolences over the demise of Smt. Gupta. Late Smt. Laxmibai Gupta was sick since last 15 days and left for her heavenly abode at the age of 91 years at Bhopal in the morning today.



aa Governor Smt. Patel inspects Aganwadi in Bhind district
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Jun 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel reached Aganwadi Kendra located in village Sarva of Bhind district on Monday and gathered information about the nutritious food being served to the children in the centre. She also distributed text books to the school students and planted sapling in the school campus. Smt. Patel said that nutritious food according to the fixed menu should be served in the aganwadi. She expressed happiness over the birth of more female children in comparison to male in the village between January 1 and June 1, 2018. She distributed fruits to the children and heard poems from the children. Moreover, the Governor Smt. Patel has said during her visit to the school at village Sarva that yoga classes should be conducted for children twice a week. Students should be taken on tour to historical places and Malanpur Industrial area and they should be told to write an essay on their visits. She further mentioned that old students should welcome new students at school. Self-Help Groups to be made strong The Governor Smt. Patel reviewed schemes being implemented by the Union Government in Bhind. She said that self-help groups should be made strong to make them self dependent. She also reviewed Mukhyamantri Mudra Yojana, Krishi Bima, Ujjawala, Soubhagya, Pradhanmantri Gramin and Shahri Awas, Mid Day Meal, Swachchta Mission, Aajivika Mission, Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak and Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Smt. Patel obtained information about the businesses being conducted by the beneficiaries of Mudra Yojana. She interacted directly with the beneficiaries and heard their experiences. Smt. Patel gave instructions for proper implementation of schemes. Minister for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya, MLAs Shri Narendra Singh Kushwaha and Shri Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi besides other Public Representatives were present on the occasion.



aa Legal action to be taken against contractors for delay in Projects’ construction works : CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Jun 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has reviewed progress status of major Development Projects of Water Resources, Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana, Integrated Power Development Project, Industrial Area Development, Public Works Department and Public Health Engineering in Pragati Online at Mantralaya today. He gave directives to take legal action by holding accountability against the contractors for delay in construction works of various projects and to place them in the black list. It was informed during the Integrated Power Development that excellent works have been undertaken under the Soubhagya Yojana in Ujjain and Sehore district. Electricity is available at each house of each village in both the districts. Shri Chouhan instructed to complete road construction projects speedily. While reviewing the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana, CM Shri Chouhan said that we should consider implementation on vertical housing scheme now as it is must to save land for future. He further mentioned that efforts should be made to settle issues related to land acquisition and compensation with the mutual consent of land owners. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also reviewed works under the Amrit Yojana, Water Supply Project and Industrial Areas. It was informed in the meeting that development works of 23 industrial areas are at different stages. Work of I.T. Park at Indore has been completed. An investment of about Rs. 2 thousand 500 crore is estimated in these industrial areas. The Chief Minister mentioned that the state will witness major transformation after completion of these major projects of the main sectors of development. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Principal Secretaries of the concerned departments were present on the occasion.



aa M.P. Water Sports Academy’s 4 Players selected for Junior Asian Championship
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Jun 2018

Four male players of the Madhya Pradesh Water Sports Academy namely Mangal Singh, Nitish Bhardwaj, Rohit Sedhant and Vijaypal Singh will represent India in Junior Asian Rowing event to be held at Chungju, Korea from June 25. Expressing pleasure over selection of these sportspersons, the Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia said that all these players (Rovers) are medal prospects for our team. Moreover, Smt. Scindia mentioned that Madhya Pradesh has registered its strong presence in Indian Water Sports. Eight sailors have been selected for Asian Championship recently. She stated that we maintain strong representation in both the sailing and rowing sports. She further informed that Madhya Pradesh has bagged maximum medals at national level in Kayaking and Canoeing.



aa Governor Smt. Patel visits Timarni Aaganwadi Centre: Interacts with Children
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Jun 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel visited Aaganvadi centre located at ward no. 7 of Tinmarni- District Harda and inteacted with children today. She distributed nutritious food and fruits among the children. A birthday of one of the girl child was also celebrated in the aaganvadi on this occasion. Smt. Patel gathered information about Iron Tablet and implementation of Matratva Vandana Yojana and gave instruction for better care of the children. The children overjoyed to find the Governor amid them. Governor reaches hospital The Governor reached NRC Hospital and interacted with mothers of children admitted in the hospital and distributed nutrious food and fruits among them. She told the doctors to play an active role to save children from malnutrition. Quality of food, nutrition and water purity should be ensured. MLA Shri Sanjay Shah accompanied the Governor. Governor dedicates Shishu Vatika The governor Smt. Patel dedicated newly constructed Shishu Vatika Bhavan of Saraswati Shishu Mandir. She said that Vidya Bharti is working in the field of education at various states of the country. This organisation works in a different style. She informed that work to impart training to aaganvadi workers has been handed over to Vidya Bharti in Gujarat. Commenting on Shishu Vatika, she said that she is happy to see that Shisku Vatika is working in accordance to the Indian culture. Moreover, the Governor stated that our country holds Vishwa Guru status in the field of education. Modern education has impacted our children so much that they are moving away from Indian culture. She mentioned that education can become useful only, when it is based on Indian philosophy. We have to develop overall personality of children thorugh education and culture. Children must be taught about the culture along with the education. She told teachers that according to the Indian culture, honound teachers should educate children about the culture besides imparting regular education. Foreigners inspired by our education, culture and ancient traditions are followiing it. She mentioned that children are furure of our country and teachers are their future’s builders. All India Head of Shishu Vatika Smt. Ashaben Thanke and Pt. Shyamswaroop Manawat also presented their views during the programme. The Governor delibrated with beneficiaries of various schemes at Timarni and gathered information in detail about changes came in their lives. She also participated in Samman Samaroh organised by Gujrati Community at Harda. Well-off citizens must adopt children suffering from T.B. The Governor told the well-off citizens that they must adopt children suffering from T.B. Weekly arrangement of fruits, gram, jaggery and groundnut should be made to enable them to get nutrition. Along with this, their parents should visit them after every 15 days and enquire about their regular medicines intake. She further mentioned that we have to make entire country T.B. free till 2023. In this connection, the well off members of the society must contribute actively to make Harda, a T.B. free district, she added



aa Governor Smt. Patel visits Timarni Aaganwadi Centre: Interacts with Children
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Jun 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel visited Aaganvadi centre located at ward no. 7 of Tinmarni- District Harda and inteacted with children today. She distributed nutritious food and fruits among the children. A birthday of one of the girl child was also celebrated in the aaganvadi on this occasion. Smt. Patel gathered information about Iron Tablet and implementation of Matratva Vandana Yojana and gave instruction for better care of the children. The children overjoyed to find the Governor amid them. Governor reaches hospital The Governor reached NRC Hospital and interacted with mothers of children admitted in the hospital and distributed nutrious food and fruits among them. She told the doctors to play an active role to save children from malnutrition. Quality of food, nutrition and water purity should be ensured. MLA Shri Sanjay Shah accompanied the Governor. Governor dedicates Shishu Vatika The governor Smt. Patel dedicated newly constructed Shishu Vatika Bhavan of Saraswati Shishu Mandir. She said that Vidya Bharti is working in the field of education at various states of the country. This organisation works in a different style. She informed that work to impart training to aaganvadi workers has been handed over to Vidya Bharti in Gujarat. Commenting on Shishu Vatika, she said that she is happy to see that Shisku Vatika is working in accordance to the Indian culture. Moreover, the Governor stated that our country holds Vishwa Guru status in the field of education. Modern education has impacted our children so much that they are moving away from Indian culture. She mentioned that education can become useful only, when it is based on Indian philosophy. We have to develop overall personality of children thorugh education and culture. Children must be taught about the culture along with the education. She told teachers that according to the Indian culture, honound teachers should educate children about the culture besides imparting regular education. Foreigners inspired by our education, culture and ancient traditions are followiing it. She mentioned that children are furure of our country and teachers are their future’s builders. All India Head of Shishu Vatika Smt. Ashaben Thanke and Pt. Shyamswaroop Manawat also presented their views during the programme. The Governor delibrated with beneficiaries of various schemes at Timarni and gathered information in detail about changes came in their lives. She also participated in Samman Samaroh organised by Gujrati Community at Harda. Well-off citizens must adopt children suffering from T.B. The Governor told the well-off citizens that they must adopt children suffering from T.B. Weekly arrangement of fruits, gram, jaggery and groundnut should be made to enable them to get nutrition. Along with this, their parents should visit them after every 15 days and enquire about their regular medicines intake. She further mentioned that we have to make entire country T.B. free till 2023. In this connection, the well off members of the society must contribute actively to make Harda, a T.B. free district, she added



aa Increase in Centre’s assistance should be made in proportion to increase in population
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended meeting of NITI Ayog held under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister Shri Narendar Modi at New Delhi today. He spoke especially about two issues concerning Madhya Pradesh in the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan said that increase in centre’s share of various schemes and centre’s financial assistance should be made in proportion to increase in population during the last few years. Similarly, he said in the meeting that Madhya Pradesh has made remarkable efforts to sustain green cover and to increase it at the cost of development in Madhya Pradesh in the past. He demanded that Madhya Pradesh must be given additional amount in the form of green bonus to accelerate the pace of overall development in the state.



aa CM Shri Chouhan meets Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radhamohan Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met the Union Minister of Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi and thanked him for the assistance given for Rabi marketing in the price support scheme for gram, lentil and mustard. As a result of this cooperation, the biggest pulse procurement work has been possible so far in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan informed the Union Minister about the production of bumper crops in the state and urged him to increase the purchase limit to 50 thousand metric tonnes. On the request of the Chief Minister, Union Minister, Shri Singh assured to increase the purchase limit to 17 lakh metric tonnes. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told that Rs 5,000 crore is expected from Nafed. This amount should be released soon, because resentment is growing among farmers as they are not getting their due payment on time after procurement work. Shri Chouhan urged the Union Agriculture Minister to immediately provide the target for the procurement of summer moong of 100 lakh metric tonnes and 20 thousand metric tonnes of summer urad. He said that the summer moong and summer urad procurement should also be included under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. He demanded to set 50 percent share of states and 50 percent share of centre in the amount of expenditure under the scheme. Shri Chouhan invited the Union Minister for the Vikas Parva Samaroh to be organized in the state from June 23 to July 6.



aa CM Shri Chouhan meets Union Finance Minister Shri Piyush Goyal
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Minister for Finance Shri Piyush Goyal at New Delhi today. During the half an hour long meeting, Shri Chouhan put forth a demand for additional financial assistance for the state. He urged that the state needs additional financial assistance from the centre to protect farmers from heavy loss owing to the bumper agriculture production in the state. It may be mentioned that bumper production of gram, summer moong, urad and soybean in the state has caused this problem. CM Shri Chouhan has informed Shri Goyal that G.S.T. amount of Rs. 1096 crore for the month of April and May has not been reimbursed by the centre till now. He requested that G.S.T. amount should be released immediately. Along with this, he expressed concern over financial assistance for NAFED and the pending payment with NAFED. He said that he has information that loan of Rs. 5 thousand crore has been approved by the Punjab National Bank for NAFED. He demanded that this amount should be released to the state immediately. Moreover, Shri Chouhan also demanded to include soybean in the Price Support Scheme. Shri Chouhan invited Shri Goyal for Vikas Parva to be held in the state from June 23 to July 06, which was accepted heartily by the Union Minister.



aa One dozen villages to be benefitted by Semai Minor: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Jun 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra performed bhoomi-poojan of construction works related to irrigation at village Sindhvari of Datia district costing Rs. 36 lakh. He informed villagers that around one dozen villages will get sufficient water from Semai Minor Canal. Moreover, Dr. Mishra urged labourers and artisans to avail benefit of Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana. He informed that registered persons will get benefit of free medical treatment up to Rs. 5 lakh, financial assistance on untimely death, financial assistance during pregnancy and monthly electricity bill at the flat rate of Rs. 200 under the scheme. Member of Legislative Assembly Shri Ghanshyam Pironiya and other public representatives were present in the programme. PR Minister attends Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Workshop Public Relations Minister, Dr. Mishra attended Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao workshop. Aaganvadi Workers and Assistants expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the Minister for Public Relations Dr. Mishra for doubling their remuneration. Dr. Mishra has mentioned that every obstacle, obstructing development will be removed.



aa CM Shri Chouhan wishes Bohra community on Eid
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today visited Idgah near Saifia College and greeted Bohra community members on Eid. The Bohra community members kept fast (roza) for the whole month of Ramazan and then celebrated the festival of Eid with traditional fervour. After a month of prayers, the joy of Eid could be noticed on the faces of rozedars. Praising the brotherhood and unity in the Bohra community, the Chief Minister said that no one is small or big in the Bohras. The whole community become united to bring the weaker members of the community in the limelight. Expressing joy, the members of the community said that the Chief Minister’s visit doubled the joy of Eid. The Chief Minister greeted everyone on Eid and prayed for prosperity and progress of everyone. Janab Aamil Saheb and Bohra community members were also present on the occasion. Bohra community from all districts including Bhopal offered special namaz on Eid today. The special namaz was followed by exchange of greetings in the traditional manner and prayed for peace and prosperity along with mutual brotherhood in the state and the country.



aa 7.5 times rise in compensation to banana producing farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reached the fields to take stock of the banana crops destroyed by windstorm in Burhanpur district. Assuring relief from the losses to the crops to the farmers the Chief Minister said that the banana producing farmers will be given maximum compensation for loss due to natural calamity. Shri Chouhan announced that the state government will soon make amendments in the provisions of the Revenue Book Circular and will provide Rs one lakh per hectare compensation after increasing the compensation of Rs 13 thousand 500 payable to the farmers hiked nearly 7.5 times. CM Shri Chouhan said that in this hour of crisis, the state government stands with the banana producing farmers. Farmers will be provided relief from every problem. He said that I know the banana crop is very vulnerable, and if the stock of the sapling becomes crooked in strong winds, the whole sapling can get destroyed. Shri Chouhan said to provide maximum insurance amount to the banana producers under crop insurance scheme, discussion will be held with the insurance company and the Government of India. The electricity bill of the farmers whose crops were destroyed will be paid by the state government. Recovery of crop loan has been postponed. Small and marginal farmers will be paid wages under Rozgar Guarantee Yojana for cleaning the fields by removing the destroyed banana crops. The state government will pay the interest of crop loan of banana producing farmers and loan without interest will be made available to farmers for the next banana crop. CM Shri Chouhan visited the fields of farmer Kashinath of Umarda village and Anil Mahajan and Bhagwat of Shehpur and inspected the destroyed banana crops. Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, District Panchayat President Shri Sanjay Jadhav and local public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan to inaugurate works worth Rs 700 crores in Datia
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate various works worth about Rs 700 crores in Datia on June 15. In this, bhoomi-pujan of Pashu Chikitsa Mahavidyalaya building worth Rs 350 crore under Rani Lakshmibai Central Agriculture University, dedication of Datia Medical College building, Udgawan Group Water Supply Scheme, Mukhya Mantri Urban Drinking Water Scheme Sevdha, Power sub-station Sevdha, Goraghat Marg Sevdha, Datia-Unnao Marg and Unnao-Kamad Marg. The Medical College building constructed at a cost of Rs 158 crore is due to the efforts of Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra. The schemes being dedicated by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan include roads worth Rs 51 crore, work of Mukhya Mantri Urban Drinking Water Scheme worth Rs 22 crore, Power sub station worth Rs 28 crore and Group Water Supply Scheme worth Rs 90 crores. Datia top in several schemes Datia district leads in the implementation of beneficiary based schemes. Datia has topped in payment of insurance amount to farmers not only in state but also in the country. CM Shri Chouhan will provide benefits to beneficiaries of various schemes on Friday. It may be noted Rs 32.44 crore will be distributed to 4 thousand 247 beneficiaries under Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme, Rs 31.21 crore to 10 thousand 853 beneficiaries under Bhavantar Yojana and Rs 62.38 crore to 28 thousand 732 beneficiaries under Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme by CM. In Rabi Agriculture Procurement – 2018, Rs 300 crores was provided to Rs 41 thousand beneficiaries, Rs 125 crore to nearly 2 lakh beneficiaries under Relief Fund distribution, Rs 75 crore to 25 thousand beneficiaries under Krishak Samriddhi Yojana and Rs 67 crore was spent on providing gas connections to 41 thousand women under Ujjwala Yojana. Nearly 2475 thousand beneficiaries have been benefitted under Mukhya Mantri Krishi Rin Samadhan Yojana and 42 thousand beneficiaries under Saubhagya Yojana. Two lakh labourers have been registered in Sambal Yojana in Datia district. About 32 thousand homeless persons have been provided land rights certificate and made land owners. Datia has set an example for best implementation of public welfare programmes.



aa Special force to be formed in state for disaster management
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that special force should be constituted for disaster management in the state. Arrangement for detailed training in various forms connected with disaster management to the members of the force should be made. Shri Chouhan was reviewing recruitments on various posts in government service at the Mantralaya today. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present on the occasion. It was told at the meeting that recruitments were made on 40 thousand posts in government service this year and new appointments are being made on nearly 52 thousand posts. CM Shri Chouhan reviewed vacancies and appointments made department wise during the meeting. He said that the recruitments should be made with full transparency. All formalities of recruitments should be completed within the stipulated time. It was told that the Higher Education Department will make appointments on 3268 posts. Recruitments will be made on total 52 thousand posts including 1447 under Revenue Department, 30,000 under School Education Department, 4607 under Health Department, 8520 under Home Department and 3741 under Women and Child Development and other departments. It was also informed that total 40 thousand new appointments have been made including 9,540 by Revenue Department, 3,020 by Health Department, 16,443 by Home Department, 620 by Women and Child Development Department, 5150 by Higher Education Department and other departments. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotiya, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and other officers were present in the meeting.



aa Insurance of Rs 5 lakhs to poor in Ayushman Bharat Yojana: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that insurance will be provided to the poor and weaker sections of the state up to Rs 5 lakh under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana to be implemented on Independence Day from August 15 in the country. Until the scheme is implemented, the poor sections of the state will get financial assistance from the Mukhya Mantri Swechhanudan Yojana. Inaugurating the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana at the state-level during the labourers conference in Timarni of Harda district today, Shri Chouhan said that one crore 82 lakh labourers of the state have got registered in the scheme. He said that the registered labourers will be provided benefits of various public welfare schemes of the state government. Giving detailed information about the Sambal Yojana, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that registration card will be given to registered beneficiaries. This card will help them take advantage of various schemes. He said that needy and poor families will be provided residential land pattas and made land owners besides pucca houses will be constructed for them on the land. Shri Chouhan said that in the absence of government land in the urban area, the poor class will be provided house by constructing multi-storeyed buildings. The Chief Minister said that pucca houses will be constructed for those people have not been able to acquire permanent house in Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme under the Mukhya Mantri Antyodaya Awas Yojana. He said that the construction of houses is being completed in a phasewise manner. Shri Chouhan said that this year, one lakh youth will be provided loan for setting up different enterprises in the state. The state government will provide loans on its guarantee to the self-help groups and will also pay 3 percent interest on loan. He said that the state government would also help in the marketing of the products of these groups. Monitoring committees to be made on gram panchayat and ward level Shri Chouhan informed that five-member committees will be made at gram panchayat and ward-level for monitoring of Sambal Yojana. Members of these committees will include 3 persons from the general category, one each from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe and one woman member. This committee will be provided assistance by the Jan Abhiyan Parishad also. He said that the committee will provide assistance in availing benefits of various schemes to the labourers and their families in its work area and will check any kind of irregularity. Colleges to open in Rehetgaon and Khirkiya CM Shri Chouhan announced at the labourer conference that Sirali will be given the status of Municipal Council and government colleges will be opened in Rehetgaon and Khirkiya tehsil. He told that in this area test will be conducted to set up a 132 KV electric sub-station. Tender process has been completed for Moran and Ganjal Irrigation Project. Soon, Timarni area will start getting irrigation facility from these projects. The Chief Minister performed bhoomi-pujan and dedicated construction works worth Rs 93 crore 12 lakh in Harda district on the occasion. The Chief Minister distributed registration smart cards and benefits of various schemes to the registered labourers at the labourers conferemce. He honoured Misabandis with shawl-sriphal and tamra patra. Among those who were present at the labourers conference were District in charge Shri Jalam Singh Patel, MP Smt. Jyoti Dhurve, MLA Shri Sanjay Shah and Shri R.K. Dogane, Municipal Chairman Shri Surendra Jain, Nagar Panchayat President Smt. Gayatri Goyal and other public representatives.



aa Sambal Yojana will bring new light in poor’s life: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government has launched the biggest scheme of the World ‘Sambal’ for the welfare of poor. This will bring prosperity in the life of poor families and will transform their lives. The government will now utilize budget in proportion to the poor population. Each poor will have pucca house within the next 4 years. Every child of poor will get education. Poor will be provided free medical treatment. This category will have to pay electricity bill at the flat rate. Full help will be provided to poor families at the time of crisis. They will be provided dignified farewell at the end of life. Works to increase income of the poor will be carried out under the Sambal yojana. Shri Chouhan further informed that fees of public schools will be controlled. Such an arrangement will be made that children of poor families go to public schools for pursuing studies. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Benefit Distribution programme of Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana held at Lal Parade Ground here today. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan stated that the Sambal Yojana has been implemented to bring new light and to fill colours poor’s life. Life journey of poor will become easily and comfortable. Financial assistance will also be provided at the time of untimely death. An amount of Rs. 2 lakh on death till the age of 60 years and Rs. 4 lakh in case of accidental death will be given. A sum of Rs. 5 thousand will be given to perform last funeral rites. Moreover, e-rickshaw will be given to e-loaders and rickshaw operators. Loan at the guarantee of the government will be given to one lakh youth for self-employment. Programmes to impart them training will also be organized, he added. Shri Chouhan said that poor will have pay electricity bill only at flat rate from July. The government will pay remaining amount of the bill. Those who are using bulb, fan and TV will pay electricity bill of Rs. 200 at flat rate. Woman labourer will get assistance of Rs 4000 in pregnancy and Rs 12000 after delivery. Difficulties in paying fee of daughter and son will be removed. The government will provide fee from class first to college level. There will be no discrimination on the basis of caste, community and religion in paying fee. He said that 37 lakh 50 thousand poor people are homeless in the state. The government will construct 40 lakh houses in four years to give pucca house to every poor person. Houses will be given in multi-storey buildings in urban areas due to shortage of land. Every year, ten lakh houses will be constructed in the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the execution of the scheme will be done in a very simple manner. Smart card will be given to each registered beneficiary. For their help, five-member committee in each ward will be formed. One woman labourer and one person from scheduled caste and scheduled tribe will be in the committee. He called upon poor people that they should demand for their rights by getting organised. The world has same space for rich and poor both. There were many slogans created to remove poverty but gap between rich and poor broadened. The approach of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has to remove poverty includes increasing income of poor person, feeling to share their needs. The state government has fulfilled the needs of food, cloth, house, medicine and job under the Sambal Yojana. Minister of State for Cooperative (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, member of Parliament Shri Alok Sanjar, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, President of Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, President of Jila Panchayat Shri Manmohan Nagar, Chairman Bhopal Development Authority Shri Om Yadav, President of Asangatith Mazdoor Mandal Shri Sultan Singh Shekhawat, Members of Legislative Assembly Shri Surendranath Singh, Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Shri Vishnu Khatri and unorganised labourers in large number were present in the programme.



aa CM Shri Chouhan to dedicate Datia Medical College building
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will dedicate the newly-constructed Medical College building at Datia on Friday. The construction of the Building has been completed in record time due to the efforts of Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra. Government of India has given formal approval in connection with the commencement of the first academic session in the Medical College. Permission has been granted for admission of 100 students in the M.B.B.S. course for the academic year 2018-19. With the Datia Medical College opening under Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University, Jabalpur, the students will get admission in M.B.B.S course from the new session. This is a significant achievement for Datia in the field of Medical Education and Treatment.



aa Governor Smt. Patel expresses grief over demise of Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Jun 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has expressed grief over the demise of the spiritual Guru Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj. In her condolences message, she said that the young spiritual Guru Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj was known as national saint. He was a strong supporter of harmony and unity. The Governor has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.



aa CM Shri Chouhan expresses grief over demise of Sant Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed grief over the demise of Sant Shri Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj and paid tribute to the departed soul. Shri Chouhan has said that with the untimely death of Sant Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj, the country has lost a dynamic personality full of knowledge, culture and service. He mentioned that the thoughts of Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj will inspire society to follow the path of service to humanity till eternity. His connection with the Narmada Seva Mission and works rendered in the field of environment conservation and social welfare cannot be forgotten. CM Shri Chouhan has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.



aa Admissions in NCTE courses through M.P.Online this year
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Jun 2018

A decision has been taken in Madhya Pradesh to end entrance examination taken by the Professional Examination Board (PEB) for about 50 thousand sanctioned seats for B.Ed. and other courses of N.C.T.E. in all the private educational colleges beside educational and physical studies courses for the academic year 2018-19. The Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya was met and requested by the students and delegations of directors of various institutions on May 10 to change the admission procedure for NCTI courses in Madhya Pradesh. Online admission procedure through M.P. Online will be followed this year. Online application process will be started from June 15. The time table of online counseling will be made available on the website of Higher Education Department www.highereducation.mp.gov.in and http:/hed.mponline.in of M.P. Online. This year admission procedure will be followed for these courses on the basis of order of merit of marks obtained in qualifying examinations. Admission procedure will be completed in 3 phases for 8 courses of NCTI. Under the first phase, online verification of documents will be carried out by the government through identified help-centers (Government colleges and universities) by making registration of applicant on the portal of M.P. Online. The fitness and proficiency test for B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. will be held on the fixed date at the prescribed help-centers. After this consolidated merit list will be published and seats will be allotted on the basis of merit in the first phase. Admission will be given by depositing fee and submitting T.C. besides migration certificate through identified help-centers. After the end of each phase, the vacant seats in the colleges will be published. Facility for online verification of documents and online registration will be made available for new applicants in every phase. There will be 77+7=84 identified help-centers (Government colleges and universities) for online verification. Admission process will be carried out on the basis of merit and for other courses of B.Ed. and N.C.T.E. Students will facilitate with online registration in each phase. After the closing of third semester, action will be considered to fill vacant seats in colleges following the administrative approval.



aa Rs. 260 Crore approved for second phase of RUSA project: Minister Shri Pawayya
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jun 2018

In order to carry out infrastructure development in colleges and universities of the state, an amount of Rs. 260 crore has been approved by the Union Ministry Human Resources Development for the second phase of RUSA project. Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya, while informing about this said that this amount will be utilised to complete works, proposed under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) in the colleges and universities by the Higher Education department. An amount of Rs. 20 crore each will be allocated for infrastructure development works to Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya Bhopal, M.G.G. Vishwavidyalaya Chitrakoot and Vikram Vishwavidyalaya under the RUSA project. Similarly, 26 crore will be given for new establishment Vyavasayik Mahavidyalaya-Rajgarh and sum of Rs. 12 crore each to Naveen Adarsh Mahavidyalaya Chhattarpur, Vidisha, Khandwa, Singrauli, Damoh, Guna, Badwani and Rajgarh. An amount of Rs. 4 crore each will be allocated for up-gradation of Government College Anjad, Government Girls College Vidisha and Neelkantheshwar Government College Khandwa. Moreover, an amount of Rs. 2 crore each will be allocated to NAAC accredited 33 colleges for infrastructure development.



aa Roza Aftar organised at Raj Bhavan
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jun 2018

A Roza Aftar was organized at Raj Bhavan today on the occasion of Ramzan by Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel. Smt. Patel greeted Muslim brethren on the occasion. She offered dates to the Muslim women for Roza Aftar. Among those who attended the Roza Aftar were Chief Minister Shri Shirvaj Singh Chouhan, former Chief Minister and MLA Shri Babulal Gaur, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Shukla, Chairman of Waqf Board Shauqat Mohammed Khan, Chief Information Commissioner Shri K.D. Khan, Chairman of Minority Commission Shri Niaz Mohammed Khan, Chairman of Madarsa Board Professor Imaddudin, President of BJP Minority Morcha Madhya Pradesh Sanwar Patel, Vice-Chancellors of Universities, religious leaders, senior administrative and police officials, office-bearers of political parties, journalists, citizens and a large number of Rozedars. Secretary to the Governor Shri Bharat Maheshwari and senior officers of Raj Bhavan were present on the occasion. Naib Shahar Qazi Janab Babar Hussain Nadvi Saheb conducted the Namaz.



aa Rs 30 thousand crore deposited in accounts of farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government has done the work of depositing about Rs 30 thousand crores of different schemes in the accounts of farmers. The Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan Yojana is being launched from June 13 to connect the every poor with social security. The state government has decided that the law of Ladli Laxmi scheme will be enacted, for which the bill will be brought in the forthcoming assembly session. The Vikas Yatra will be celebrated from June 23 to July 06 in the state. The Yatra will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on June 23. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was in a direct dialogue with the students, labourers and farmers under 'Dil Se' programme. Education is a fundamental right Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that today 22 thousand talented students have been given funds for laptops. The state government has decided that laptops will be given to all the students who get more than 75 percent marks in Class 12th. With this, more than 40 thousand other than 22 thousand students will be given laptops. Students who have scored more than 70 percent marks in the 12th Board were provided career counseling. In the second phase, students who score less than 70 percent marks will be counselled. Counseling of students who have not passed will be counseled in the third phase. Students who have not passed should not be disappointed as there is no dearth of opportunities. Acquiring education is the basic right. No child in Madhya Pradesh will be deprived of education due to lack of funds. Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan Yojana to begin from June 13 Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the farmers of the state have been given assistance of Rs 30 thousand crores in the last one year in different schemes including Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana, Incentives on Support Price, drought relief and Crop Insurance Scheme. The state government is determined to make agriculture a profit hub. There have been taken many measures for this. The Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan Yojana is a scheme that will transform the lives of the poor. Through this scheme, work is being done to give justice to the exploited, deprived and suffering class. In this, all basic needs of the poor will be fulfilled. This scheme is going to start on June 13. In this, assistance will be given to the poor for housing pattas, education of children, medical assistance, maternity assistance, assistance on death and help in skill development. Special Camp for electricity bills in July-August Month CM Shri Chouhan has said that the state government has taken a decision to simplify the electricity bills. Special camps will be held in cluster of villages in the month of July and August, in which certificates of zero bills will be given to the registered labourers of Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan Yojana by collecting bills. In this way, the arrears of their bills will be paid by the state government. After this, electricity bills at the flat rate of Rs. 200 per month will be provided to them. Moreover, the state government has decided to enact law of Ladli Laxmi Yojana. State has 27 lakh 80 thousand Ladli Laxmis till now. Law will help better implementation of the scheme, he added. Plantation campaign at large scale from July 15 Shri Chouhan further mentioned that at the initiative of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the United Nations has declared June 21 as the Yoga Day. Yoga is must to keep body healthy. The Prime Minister Shri Modi has transformed Swachchta into a public campaign. Work will be carried out make all the cities of the state clean. He stated that a wide level plantation campaign will be conducted in the state from July 15 to August 15. He congratulated citizens, who participated in rivers’ deepening work, which has been carried out in the state in the month of June. River conservation work has been undertaken under the Narmada Seva Mission. Shri Chouhan has mentioned that every citizen must cooperate for the progress of the state. Citizens must give their best to make Madhya Pradesh a best state, he added. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan in his address congratulated Ku. Megha Parmar of Sehore district, who climbed Mount Everest, Shabista Khan and Sankalp Keshri, who secured position in NEET examination, Shri Ashish Vishvakarma, Shri Govind Vairagi, Shri Satish Yadav, Ku. Uma Chouhan, Ku. Ritika Dangi, Ekta Yadav, Shola Charles and Harshita Tomar, the 8 players of the state, who were selected in Indian team for Asian Sailing Championship held at Jakarta. Shri Chouhan paid tribute to Martyr Major Ajay Prasad of Bhopal on 19th death anniversary and to the Former Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Former Minister of the state Late Smt. Urmila Singh. He also remembered Martyr Birsa Munda and Late Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.



aa Students should be firm while choosing a path and move ahead: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan called upon the outstanding students to be firm in choosing their path and move ahead. There will be no dearth of funds for their education. He said that insipration, hard work and money is needed to move ahead in life. Let students do the hard work, money will be arranged by the state government. Shri Chouhan was addressing the gathering at the Outstanding Students Felicitation Ceremony at the Lal Parade ground here today. Students who obtained more than 75 percent marks in board exams took part in the ceremony. The Chief Minister got an amount of Rs 25 thousand each deposited in their accounts online for purchasing laptops. Shri Chouhan congratulated the students for a bright future, and congratulated the teachers for giving them skillful guidance. Online funds were provided to about 22 thousand 35 outstanding students for purchase of laptops at the ceremony. The amounts of the remaining 66 thousand students will also reach in their accounts soon. It may be noted that on the initiative of CM Shri Chouhan a scheme was started to promote students who have been scoring good marks since year 2009.The number of outstanding students in session 2009-10 was 473. Now in 8 years, this number has increased 47 times to 22.035 in 2017-18. This year total 5,95,505 students took in the Higher Secondary School examination out of which 22035 students were provided online funds for laptop as incentive in today’s ceremony. Shri Chouhan told the students that they should buy a laptop of their choice with the incentive amount of Rs 25 thousand and create a new world of knowledge by using them in their study. He said that every child has the right to get good and quality education. There should be no shortcoming in the education of children for the future of the country and the state. Terming the students as an amalgam of extraordinary ability and talents, he said that if they are in the right direction, they will be capable of building a golden future for themselves and the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan resolved to set goals for the students. He said that to achieve the goal, make a roadmap and follow it honestly. Success is determined by determination and will power. He said that the sky is the limit for those want to fly high. Create capabilities within yourself and then measure the entire sky. He told the students to always respect their parents and women. The Chief Minister said that the country is changing and that the students should be ever ready to make their contribution in the change. He told them to make creative use of new technology and always stay away from its misuse. Always be alert not to step on the wrong path. Do not let disappointment come near you. Stay away from all kinds of distraction. Focus only on your goal. He said that the state government is committed towards the education of girls. Posts have been reserved for them in government jobs. The Chief Minister said that those who set an evil eye on girls or disrespect women will get death by hanging. Commissioner Public Instructions Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat told that this time 902 children have been selected from government schools in JEE Mains. Among those present at the felicitation ceremony were Panchayat and Rural Development Minister and Bhopal in charge Shri Gopal Bhargav, School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State for School Education Shri Deepak Joshi, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Shri Vishnu Khatri, Shri Surendra Nath Singh, Chairman of State Child Mission Shri Raghavgarh Sharma, Vice-Chairman of Board of Secondary Education Shri Bhagirath Kumrawat, Disrict Panchayat President Shri Manmohan Nagar, Chairman of Board of Secondary Education Shri S..R. Mohanty, Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gaud Mukherji and outstanding students from all divisions who have scored more than 75 percent marks.



aa Make necessary repairs in government buildings and houses: Minister Shri Rampal Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jun 2018

Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh has instructed that the department should carry out repairs and other necessary improvement works in government buildings and residential houses immediately. He said that the repair work of schools and hospital buildings should be done on top priority. He told to make regular inspections of the buildings and resolve the complaints of water seepage from the roof promptly. Shri Singh was holding a discussion with the departmental officials through video conferencing at the Mantralaya today. Shri Singh said that the potholes on the roads should be rectified immediately during the rainy season. He said that necessary improvements and repairs should be made by the contractors on the roads of Performance Guarantee. Shri Singh said that tree plantation programmes should be organised in the month of June-July in all departmental government office premises, Circuit House, Rest-House and residential premises and the maintenance of the plants should also be ensured. The information about plantation at the division-level should be given to ENC. He said that time should be taken from the minister in charge and MP for bhoomi-pujan of the new works and dedication of the works. Shri Singh said that the bridges should be inspected before rainy season. He also gathered information about the timely payment of contractors. In addition, he also held discussion on subjects related to approval of budget allocation and Chief Minister’s announcements. Principal Secretary Shri Mohammed Suleiman, Secretary Shri R.K. Mehra and Engineer in Chief Shri Akhilesh Agarwal were also present on the occasion.



aa Make efforts together to make India a Developed Country: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 Jun 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that we all have to make efforts together to realize the dream of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to make India a developed nation. Terrorism has become a global problem today and the Prime Minister is raising voice in the entire world to fight it. We all have duty to play a role to maintain the atmosphere of peace and unity in the country. The Governor Smt. Patel was addressing the Seva Sankalp Samaroh of the newly formed working committee of Gujrati community. She further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh has become her Karma-Bhoomi too now. It has become my duty to remove your difficulties and problems. Moreover, Smt. Patel mentioned that every community should be concerned about the education and health of children. Honour to children of the community besides other people increases confidence in the children. Literacy in community is must for the progress of state and the country. To realize resolution like ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ of the Prime Minister must be a priority for everyone. She mentioned that it is our duty to generate awareness in the society wards national culture and traditions. Play a role to spread awareness for state and centre’s schemes among each person of the society. Take special care of poor, women and students. She further stated that International Yoga Day is being observed on June 21 in the entire world and all people of the state must participate in it. The Governor has appealed to the office bearers of the working committee to maintain an atmosphere of peace and unity in the state and country, set an example of discipline and maintain cleanliness. Along with this, make efforts for spreading information about the state and centre’s schemes, she added. On this occasion, Smt. Patel honoured talented children of the community, patrons and industrialists. President of Gujrati community Shri Sanjay Patel honored Governor by presenting a memento. Eminent members of Gujrati community and children in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Board on the line of APEDA to be constituted to export agriculture produce
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that board on the lines of APEDA (Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) will be formed to export agriculture produce of farmers. CM Shri Chouhan, while addressing the farmers present in the state level Kisan Maha Sammelan organized under the Mukhyamantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana at Jabalpur said that urad of summer season will also be procured by the state government on support price. He urged the farmers for registration under the Krishak Samraddhi Yojana to avail benefit of the scheme. Moreover, Shri Chouhan mentioned that agriculture development and farmers’ welfare is the top most priority of the state government. Children of farmers must set up agriculture based industries. The state government will provide loan of Rs. 10 lakh to 2 crore in this connection and the guarantee against the loan will also be given by the state government. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that logistic hub and food chain will be prepared in Madhya Pradesh. Arrangement for processing raw material will also be made. Informing about the Mukhyamantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana besides other important schemes, Shri Chouhan said that fee of educational institutions for children of the farmers will be paid by the state government. Moreover, as required arrangement for the members of the farmers’ families towards medical treatment in private hospital will be made. Camps will be organized in the month of July to give relief in the electricity bills to the farmers. He informed that the benefit of Lap Top scheme will also be given to the children of the farmers. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state government wishes that the children of the state must study, move forward and create a new Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minsiter Shri Chouhan in a state level Kisan Maha Sammelan mentioned that there was a time when the farmers of the state were not able to undertake farming comfortably due to lack of electricity, irrigation facility and bad road condition. Situation has changed today, the electricity production has reached 18 thousand 354 m.w. in the state. Sufficient electricity is being supplied to the farmers. The irrigation area has become 40 thousand hectare, water is being supplied to the farmers through pipeline as per their requirement. Farmers need not to pay heavy interest on loans now. Farmers are undertaking agriculture by obtaining loan at zero percent interest. Rural areas have been connected with urban areas under the Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojana. Framers have started to make agriculture a profitable occupation by getting relief from the Crop Insurance scheme and drought relief. Performs bhoomi poojan of construction works costing Rs. 394 crore CM Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of construction works costing Rs. 394 crore during the state level Kisan Maha Sammelan including Narmada payjal yojana costing Rs. 257 crore, Belkheda electricity sub centre costing Rs. 51 crore, Goura Bazaar electricity sub center costing Rs. 34 crore 8 lakh, administrative building of Medical University costing Rs. 20 crore 38 lakh and Mukhyamantri Payjal Yojana costing Rs. 21 crore 71 lakh. Shri Chouhan transferred online a total of Rs. 2 thousand 245 crore towards the protsahan rashi at the rate of Rs. 265 per quintal for wheat procured in the Rabi Year 2018-19 in the bank accounts of 10 lakh 80 thousand 228 registered farmers of the state. CM Shri Chouhan stated that the farmers of the state will become economically strong by this initiative of the state government. They will create a new history in the field of agriculture. He further mentioned that we are making efforts that income generated from the agriculture in the state becomes a strong medium for prosperity of the farmers. Moreover, Shri Chouhan distributed benefits to the farmers registered under the Mukhyamantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana. Along with this, he also honoured daughters of the farmers, who have performed with excellence in higher secondary examination. On this occasion, Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the farmers to build a new Madhya Pradesh together with the government, to make village clean and to give equal education to their sons and daughters. Mahamandaleshwar Swami Akhilshwaranand, Member of Parliament Shri Rakesh Singh, Mayor Dr. Swati Godbole, President of Jila Panchayat Smt. Manorama Patel, MLAs Shri Achal Sonkar, Shri Sushil Tiwari, Sushri Pratibha Singh, Sushri Nandini Marawi, Shri Ashok Rohani, Shri Moti Kashyap, Shri Loren B Lobo, Chairman of Jabalpur Development Authority Dr. Vinod Mishra, Chairman of Mahakoushal Development Authority Shri Prabhat Sahu, State President of Kisan Morcha Shri Ranvir Singh Rawat, other leaders of farmers, public representatives and villagers besides farmers in large number were present in the state level Kisan Maha Sammelan.



aa Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra distributes Rs. 75 crore to farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 Jun 2018

Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra distributed an amount of Rs. 75 crore 55 lakh among farmers under the Kisan Samraddhi Yojana during the grand Kisan Sammelan held at Datia. On this occasion, he also presented protsahan rashi (Incentive amount) at the rate of Rs. 200 per quintal to the farmers. Dr. Mishra has said that the Krishak Samraddhi Yojana has been launched for the prosperity of the farmers. Under the scheme, an incentive amount of Rs. 265 per quintal is being given to the farmers after procuring wheat at the rate of Rs. 1765 per quintal. Along with this, farmers are being benefitted with drought relief, Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, procurement of wheat, gram, red lentil and mustard besides insurance scheme. The Chief Minister has not left any stone unturned to make farmers economically strong. Member of Legislative Assembly Shri Ghanshyam Pironiya and newly appointed Vice President of District Antodaya Committee Shri Ashok Datre were present in the programme. Inauguration of Irrigation Project Minister Dr. Mishra inaugurated Khatola Canal Irrigation Project costing Rs. 2 crore 33 lakh at village Khatola of Datia district. This project will facilitate irrigation on 558 hecatre land. Dr. Mishra further mentioned that 5 villages including Khatola will get better irrigation facility after the completion of this project. Member of Legislative Assembly- Bhander, Shri Ghanshyam Pironiya was present in the programme. Moreover, Dr. Mishra also performed bhoomi poojan of 2.27 k.m. long road from Ikara road to Khatola costing Rs. 67 lakh. He also gathered information about the preparationsof Parthiv Shivling Nirman programme to be held at Datia in the month of August.



aa World Bank to give Rs. 204 crore for Government Colleges: Minister Shri Pawayya
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 Jun 2018

Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya has informed that the World Bank will provide an amount of Rs. 204 crore in the first phase for institutional development schemes of the selected 152 government colleges of the state. At an average an amount between Rs. 7 to 10 crore will be sanctioned for these selected colleges as per the requirement under the project. Shri Pawayya further informed that MoUs will be signed between the Higher Education department and colleges under this World Bank aided project. Moreover, Shri Pawayya has informed that 40 colleges with 64 to 69 points have been included under the selected colleges. Previously, 112 colleges, which have obtained 70 and over 70 points were included in the Institutional Development Project (IDP). He further informed that 438 colleges were evaluated under the project. Fifty other colleges will be included in the second phase of the project, he added. It may be mentioned that Government Sarojini Naidu Girls PG College, Gitanjali Government Girls PG College, Adarsh Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalaya, Institute for Excellence, Swami Vivekanand College-Bairasia, MLB Girls PG College, Hamidia PG College, Benazeer College, Government College Narela and Government Arts and Commerce College of Bhopal have been included in the first phase of the Institutional Development Project.



aa Women to be part of Sambal Yojana monitoring committee: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana implemented for the welfare of the labourers of unorganized sector will be constantly monitored at the panchayat and ward-level. The objective of monitoring will be to ensure benefits to maximum beneficiaries. He said that the monitoring committee will have five members and participation of women in the committee will be ensured. Shri Chouhan was addressing the tendu patta collectors and unorganized labourers’ conference at Amarwada Nagar of Chhindwada district today. CM Shri Chouhan announced opening of a government college in Singodi and ITI at Amarwada on the occasion. He said that classes of MSc course will be started once the number of students is adequate in government colleges. Congratulating students for their success in NEET examination, Shri Chouhan clicked photographs with them. He distributed benefits of various schemes to the beneficiaries on the occasion. Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi-pujan and dedicated 21 construction works worth about Rs 87 crores in Chhindwada district at the conference. He distributed bonus amount of Rs 6 crore 74 lakh online to nearly 32 thousand families of tendu patta collectors. The Chief Minister made the tendu patta collectors at the conference wear charan padukas and presented them with water bottles. He distributed sarees to the women collectors. Shri Chouhan gave information of various schemes for the poor, labourers and farm welfare at the conference. He said that apart from labourers, people from the poor section apart from other classes and farmers with ownership of land up to 2.5 acre will be given benefits of Sambal Yojana. He said that the Yojana will join these classes with the society’s mainstream. Among those present at the conference were Vice-Chairman of National Scheduled Case/Tribe Commission Sushri Anusuiya Uike, District Panchayat President Smt. Kanta Thakur, Mayor Smt. Kanta Sadarang, Chairman of Bhariya Development Authority Smt. Urmila Bharti, MLA Sarvashri Choudhury Chandrabhan Singh, Pandit Ramesh Dubey, Nanabhau Mohod and Nathan Shah Kavreti, Vice-Chairman of Mahakaushal Development Authority Shri Santosh Jain, other public representatives, large number of tendu patta collectors, unorganized sector labourers, farmers and villagers.



aa “Second phase of “Hum Chhoo Lenge Aasman” from June 8
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the second phase of “Hum Chhoo Lenge Aasman” scheme launched to give information about the various career and academic options to students, at Samanvay Bhavan, New Market, Bhopal on June 8 at 10 am. On this occasion Shri Chouhan will have a direct talk with the students. In the second phase of the “Hum Chhoo Lenge Aasman” scheme counseling will be given from June 8 to June 15 to nearly 3 lakh 33 thousand students who passed in the 12th Board examination and scored less than 70 percent marks. The Chief Minister’s message will be transmitted live from all Doordarshan and Akashvani Kendras of the state from 10 am to 11.30 am. Important directions in connection with the second phase programme have been given to all district collectors by Commissioner, Directorate of Public Instruction Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat. It has been told in the directions that seating arrangements should be made for the students in the Utkrisht Vidyalayas at the district and development block so that they can ask questions to the Chief Minister regarding their career. Questions can be asked to the Chief Minister on the phone number 0755-2762590. Directions have been given to make arrangement of LED televisions at chosen spots so that students from all over the state can see the CM Shri Chouhan’s programme. The “Hum Chhoo Lenge Aasman” scheme is being implemented jointly by the School Education, Technical Education and Higher Education departments. In the first phase of the programme, CM Shri Chouhan had held a direct dialogue with students from all over the state through Akashvani and Doordarshan from Model School, T,T. Nagar, Bhopal on May 21. In the first phase, students of Class XIIth who obtained more than 70 percent marks were included.



aa Purchase of Moong on support price from June 21 in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Jun 2018

CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan told farmers in Baya village of Sehore district today that the purchase of moong on support price will begin from June 21 in state. He dedicated and laid the foundation of 8 construction works worth about Rs 78 lakh at Baya village. Shri Chouhan today met villagers at Sasli, Baktara and Baya village of Sehore district. Through a Jan Samvad programme and apprised the villagers about the public welfare schemes in detail. Shri Chouhan received information from the villagers about the implementation of the schemes in the rural areas. During the Jan-Samvad programme at Baktara Shri Chouhan said that Baktara has given me political life. This area will be made the model area of development of ​​the state. He said that bringing happiness in the lives of farmers is the real motive of my life. Every moment of my life is devoted to the development of the state. Dedication/foundation laying of 72 works worth Rs 337.30 crore Shri Chouhan laid the foundation and dedicated 72 construction works worth Rs 337.30 crore in Baktara. On this occasion, he announced that arrangement of BSc along with B.A. classes will be made in Baktara College. A state-of-the-art government hospital will be opened and a modern bus stand will also be built at Baktara. In addition, Ram-Janaki temple and Vishveshwar temple will be restored. Shri Chouhan told that an amount of Rs 24 crore has been approved for lining of canals in Baktara region. By the time the lining work is completed, the farmers will get water till the tail-end for irrigation. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reached Sasli village of Nasrullahganj tehsil before Bakratra and had direct interaction with the villagers through Jan Samvad programme. Shri Chouhan distributed free domestic gas connections to rural women under Ujjwala scheme. Shri Chouhan said that every house of Saslli village has become smoke free through the Prime Minister’s Ujjwala Yojana. Food is being cooked in gas stoves in every house in the village. He said that better implementation of Ujjwala Yojana is being ensured in the state. Very soon every house in state will be smoke-free through this scheme. The Chief Minister dedicated and laid foundation of roads worth more than Rs 14 crores and other works in Sasli village on the occasion.



aa Mid-career training to Naib Tehsildar before being promoted as Tehsildar
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Jun 2018

Mid-career training will be given to the Naib Tehsildars after 5 years of service and before being promoted to the Tehsildar's post. This training will be of five-weeks. RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management will be the nodal agency. For one week training will be conducted on leadership and managerial development in a renowned managerial institute of the country and for one week in another state on its revenue related system and innovation. One week’s training will be abroad. The trainees will be selected on the basis of seniority. Acts related to the Revenue Department, refresher course on instructions, updated revision and the implementation of rules, circulars etc., development of managerial and leadership capacity, innovation, use of information technology related to land management in foreign and other states, time and stress management have been included in the mid-career training. Training to be imparted at district level also Provision has been made for district level training of Naib Tehsildars after their posting in the districts. Prior to entrusting the departmental work to the Naib Tehsildars will be imparted training under the guidance of Senior State Administrative Service Officer. Training will be imparted mainly for site inspection, construction and maintenance of records, judicial process and order writing.



aa PM Shri Modi to dedicate Mohanpura irrigation scheme of Rajgarh district
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate the Mohanpura irrigation scheme of Rajgarh district on June 23. Shri Chouhan gave this information at the Antyodaya Sammelan held in Rajgarh district headquarters today. About 8 lakh acre area will be irrigated in Rajgarh district through the Mohanpura and Kundalia irrigation projects. The Chief Minister said that this scheme will put an end to the drinking water problem of the areas adjacent to the dam. Sambal Yojana Sammelan in Janpads on June 13 Shri Chouhan said that Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana programme will be organized in all Janpad headquarters of the state on June 13. Benefits of various schemes will be distributed to the labourers of the unorganized sector at the Sammelan. Giving detailed information of the scheme he said that any poor person can apply on plain paper to be included in the scheme. Benefits of the scheme will be given to farmers with land up to 2.5 acre. He said that beneficiaries eligible under the Sambal Yojana will be given pattas of residential land. In addition, Government will provide amount available to them to build houses. Shri Chouhan said that there are nearly 37.5 lakh poor families in the state who do not have proper houses to live in. Such families will be provided funds for house construction in a systematic manner. Rs 3 crore loan to self-help groups CM Shri Chouhan transferred Rs 23 lakh 21 thousand bonus amount to the accounts of 4436 tendu patta collectors of Rajgarh district at the sammelan online. He made the tendu patta collectors wear charan padukas and offered water bottles to them. Shri Chouhan distributed bank loan of Rs 3 crore to 175 self-help groups to start enterprises. The Chief Minister performed bhoomi-pujan and dedicated 12 construction works worth Rs 171.09 crore in Rajgarh district on the occasion. MP Shri Rodmal Nagar, MLA Sarvashri Amarsingh Yadav, Hazarilal Dangi and Kunwar Kothar, other public representatives, elite citizens and a huge number of labourers of the unorganized sector, tendu patta collectors and villagers were present on the occasion.



aa Poor will be given “support” and made capable: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the development of villages, poor and farmers has always been the top priority of the government. Every poor person will be strengthened through 'Sambal' under the Mukhya Mantri Jan Jalyan Yojana. The government will keep no stone unturned in the development of the poor and the hard working people. The Chief Minister was addressing a joint conference of unorganized workers and tendu patta collectors at Antoura village near Badagaon (Dhasan) in Tikamgarh district today. The Chief Minister announced to install second statue of martyr Shri Narayan Das Khare and Shri Amril Lal Fanindra and organise a big Shahid Mela every year in Badagaon in their memory on MLA’s demand. He announced to open collegesin Badagaonm Baldevgarhm Khargapur of Tikamgarh district and said all demands for development works will be examined and completed soon. He announced to fet approval of Rs 272 crore fund for Bansujara group water-supply scheme. Shri Chouhan symbolically distributed registration letters and residential pattas to unorganized workers. He distributed shoes, slippers, sarees and water bottles to 33 thousand 777 tendu patta and Mahua flower collectors in the district under the charan paduka scheme, The Chief Minister also made tendu patta collector Smt. Mankunwar Bai and Shri Dhaniram wear shoes/slippers and presented sarees and water bottles to them. He presented a cheque of Rs 40 lakh for poha manufacturing unit to Shri Anshul Dangi under the Yuva Udyami Yojana. he distributed benefits as per eligibility to other beneficiaries. Shri Chouhan dedicated and performed bhoomi-pujan of 13 development works at a cost of Rs 122 crore 55 lakhs 20 thousand. The Chief Minister said that the government will give registration certificates in the form of smart cards to establish their identity to every labourer. The smart card will have his complete information. The smart card holder will be eligible to avail benefits of the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana. Under the scheme, the labourer will be given the benefit of 11 types of facilities/assistance/bank linkage. Government will pay the fees of children from Class I to Ph.D. He said that the poor women will be given bank linkage to set up enterprise. Government will make new recruitments to give employment to youth. Chief Minister has said that we will provide pucca house to 40 lakh poor within the next 4 years. Pucca houses will be constructed for each poor by giving him/her a patta and free medical treatment will also be provided. Ten lakh pucca houses will be given every year under the Mukhyamantri Antodaya Awas Yojana. The amount will be deposited in the bank account of the beneficiary, in whose name the house will be constructed. Informing about the Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana to unorganized labourers and tendu leaf collectors, Shri Chouhan said that hardworking labourers of all the categories, farmers holding less than 2.5 acre land, all the small businessmen besides persons, who are not the income tax payee and those who are not in government service, all will come under the ambit of this scheme. Shri Chouhan further stated that the registration camps will be organized in the month of July and August to provide electricity at the flat rate of Rs. 200. Work to deposit fee of the poor children will start from July. Benefits will be provided to the unorganized labourers, who are registered under the Jan-Kalyan Yojana by organizing programmes in each block of the state on June 13. He informed that the government has taken a decision that fee for the poor children, who get admissions in I.I.T., I.I.M., NEET, Engineering, Medical College, Law College, Polytechnic College will be borne by the government. The Chief Minister expressed that a 5 members’ committee will be formed in each village and ward to monitor the distribution of Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana’s benefit. This committee will be formed comprising 3 unorganised labourers and 2 advisers at the approval of Minister District In-Charge. Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs Dr. Virendra Kumar urged the Chief Minister for approval to complete development/construction works of various categories in Tikamgarh Parliamentary constituency besides sending proposals from the state government to the union government in few cases. The programme was also addressed by the Member of Legislative Assembly Shri K.K. Shrivastava. Minister for Public Health and Minister District In-Charge Shri Rustam Singh, President of Jila Panchayat Shri Parvatlal Ahirwar, MLAs Shri Dinesh Kumar Ahirwar, Shri Anil Jain and Smt. Rekha Yadav, Smt. Anita Sunil Nayak, other Public Representatives, officers, labourers and tendu leaf collectors besides villagers in large number were present in the convention.



aa 54,000 hectare irrigated area increases through 126 small irrigation schemes
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jun 2018

Last year approval was given to 126 small irrigation schemes in the state. Through these schemes irrigation facility will be available in nearly 54 thousand hectare area. Prime Minister’s Agriculture Irrigation Scheme has been implemented in all the districts of the state. The principle of Per Drop More Crop is being applied on irrigation. Government of India is getting water course and field channels constructed in the state. Out of the approved 23 projects, the Wainganga, Bagh and Kunwarchain Sagar projects have been completed. The construction of irrigation canals in the Command Kshetra has also been completed. Development works have been undertaken in 1.5 lakh hectare area in year 2017-18. PR Minister enquires about MLAs health Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today reached Bansal Hospital and enquired about the health of MLA Shri Kedarnath Shukla. Dr. Mishra also held a discussion with the doctors attending on Shri Shukla.



aa Governor extends greetings on World Environment Day
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of World Environment Day. In her message she said that there is need for maximum plantation, maintenance and conservation of saplings in view of environmental pollution and climate change. Smt. Patel said that awareness towards environmental conservation should be generated among students. Painting, essay competitions and debates on the subject should be organized in different schools, colleges and universities. The Governor has called for active participation of the people of the state in works including creating awareness towards environment conservation among youth, tree plantation, stop use of polythenes and free rivers and other water sources of pollution. Tree plantation programme held in Raj Bhavan: Raj Bhavan Secretariat officers, employees and their families planted saplings at the Raj Bhavan premises on World Environment Day. About 100 saplings were planted under the guidance of Legal Officer to the Governor Retired Justice Shri Bharat Maheshwari. Children also took part in the tree plantation programme in a large number.



aa Maa Ahilya Smarak to be built in Indore: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan laid the foundation of a flyover bridge constructed at a cost of Rs 40 crores 50 lakhs at Pipalyahana Square in Indore on Monday. Smt. Mahajan said on the occasion that Indore is developing at a fast pace. Hence the bypass will be developed further. CM Shri Chouhan said that Maa Ahilya Smarak will be constructed in Indore by the Indore Development Authority. He said that the poor families will be given concessions in residential complex being constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. They will be provided houses at nearly half the market rate and 37 percent less rate than the guideline. Poor families will be given grant of Rs 2 lakh 65 thousand. He praised Indore for having bagged the first position in cleanliness at the national level and the Green Indore campaign. Shri Chouhan said that along with Clean Indore, Green Indore was also the need of the hour. Mayor Smt. Malini Lakshman Singh Goud and MLA Shri Mahendra Hardia, Shri Ramesh Mendola, Sushri Usha Thakur and Shri Rajesh Sonkar and Chairman of Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani were also present on the occasion.



aa Director Public Relations Shri Singh plants saplings
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun 2018

Director Public Relations Shri A.P. Singh planted saplings at the Directorate of Public Relations premises on the World Environment Day. Shri Singh planted banyan saplings. Additional Director Shri Mangla Mishra, Joint Director Shri Rajesh Malik and Shri G.S. Wadhwa, other officers-employees and journalists were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan inaugurates solar-run electric car
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today inaugurated an electric car run by solar energy at the Mantralaya on World Environment Day. With this, the operation of e-vehicles has begun in the state. This electric car will be charged with solar energy. Once it is charged the car will run up to 140 km at a cost of 80 paise per kilometer. Emission of at least 4.5 ton carbon dioxide from each vehicle will be reduced every year. Such a vehicle will ensure environment conservation. CM Shri Chouhan said that the temperature of the earth is increasing each day. Pollution caused by increasing number of vehicles is destroying the environment of the cities. He said the solar-run electric vehicle is a step to check pollution. Such an eco-friendly technology is welcome. The Chief Minister also inaugurated a machine to destroy plastic bottles set up by the Environment Department at the Vallabh Bhavan canteen on the occasion. It may be noted here that this year is dedicated to the efforts of making the state and the country plastic-free. Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, New and Renewable Energy Minister Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha, Principal Secretary of Environment Department Shri Anupam Rajan besides officers of the Renewable Energy Department and Urja Vikas Nigam were present.