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aa National flag to fly on 100 ft. high post at Raja Bhoj Airport
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that taking into account the business expansion in Madhya Pradesh and the large number of people travelling abroad from Bhopal and Indore, both the airports should be given status of international airports. Discussion will be held on this issue with the Centre. Shri Chouhan was addressing a gathering at the Raja Bhoj Airport during a programme held to hoist the national flag on a 100 ft high memorial flag post. The 20 ft. long and 30 ft. wide national flag will fly over the airport 24 x7. Power breackup has been arranged to keep it illuminated. The maintenance of the flag post will be taken care of by the Airports Authority of India. This was established by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. CM Shri Chouhan said at the flag hoisting ceremony that there should be good air service taking into account the business and industrial expansion of the state. State government will extend full support for this. He said that the tricolor is our pride. Countless patriots have laid down their lives for the tricolor. This will always inspire people towards devotion for the country. CM Shri Chouhan laid the foundation of a one megawatt capacity solar energy plant on the occasion which will be completed in the next three months. This is a joint effort of the Airports Authority of India and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam. About 12 lakh unit electricity will be produced from this plant every year. About Rs 1 crore will be saved every year in the electricity bill of Bhopal Airport. The total cost of the project will be recovered in less than five years. A memento was presented by the AAI to the Chief Minister. Director Flight Lieutenant of AAI Shri Akashdeep Mathur welcomed the guests. Airports Authority of India Chairman Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra told the Chief Minister that very soon Bhopal will have a few new flights. MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Chairman Shri Vijendra Singh Sisodia and employees and officers of the Airport were present on the occasion.


aa Modern education apart from religious training also must in madrasas: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the amount given annually to each madrasa for infrastructure development will be hiked from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000. An auditorium would also be built for Madhya Pradesh Madrasa Board. Shri Chouhan was addressing the 20th foundation day of Madhya Pradesh Madrasa Board and one-day Madrasa Shiksha Sammelan today. Shri Chouhan said that modern education should also be imparted along with religious training in madrasas. Children need to be skillfull as well in today’s modern times. While there is employment on the one hand, there is dearth of skillfull hands. We have to check this situation. He said that children would have to be given modern education besides religious training to make them good human beings. Shri Chouhan said that government has not let any kind of discrimination in the education of children. There are schemes for everyone. A student is the best gift of God. Government is responsible to do its best for the students. He said that the aim of education is the transfer of knowledge, making students skillful and giving them good culture. Shri Chouhan said that everyone should unite in serving the nation. School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that computer education is being given in madrasa classes since Class I. He said that the tricolour would be hoisted in madrasas also like in other schools of the state every day. He lauded the progress in imparting modern education in madrasa board. Madrasa Board Chairman Professor Sayyed Imadduddin told that so far 2575 madrasas have been registered in which 2 lakh 88 thousand children are studying. CM Shri Chouhan honoured best madrasas, best madrasa teachers and outstanding students on the occasion. He also released a souveneir containing the remarkable progress of Madrasa Board. Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister of State for Minority Welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav, MP Shri Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan and Shri Manohar Untwal, Chhattisgarh Madrasa Board Chairman Shri Eijaz Baig, Smt. Mehrunnisa from Rajasthan Madrasa Board, Central Haj Committee member Mohammed Irfan, Tourism Development Corporation Shri Tapan Bhowmik and Delhi’s MainImam Shri Omar Ahmed Iliyasi were present at the programme


aa Division level review of Revenue Department to begin again
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 September 2017

Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh directed divisional commissioners and collectors through “Parakh” video conferencing to ensure better implementation of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. He told them to send in their reports on time keeping mind the drought situation in the districts. The Chief Secretary told the collectors no to entrust such work to teachers which disrupts the main work of teaching. Shri Singh said the divisional review of Revenue Department will be started again. Review of Bhopal division will be held in the first week of October. Giving information about Happiness Department, Additional Chief Secretary Energy Shri Iqbal Singh Bais said that work is being done by this department based on self-inspiration. Anandam Sthal programme is being held at 172 places and Alpa Viram programme at 49 places in the state. So far 135 Anand Clubs have been constituted in the state. In addition to this government sevaks will be given a remuneration of Rs 20,000 by the government for acquiring training in Panchgani, Bangalore and Coimbatore. Giving the status of redressal of complaints through Public Grievances Redressal Department, Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Hariranjan Rao said that an integrated system of complaints obtained from separate places has been started. Now complaints received on CM Helpline, complaints received during the Chief Minister’s visits, Chief Minister’s app, Collector Jan Sunwai and online complaints can be viewed at the same place. Very soon the complaints received at public welfare camps in the districts will also be linked to the integrated system. Total 12 lakh 46 thousand 628 complaints have been received so far out of which 42 percent reflects development while 41.35 percent were found to be satisfactory. Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava told to give priority to availability of drinking water from water resources in urban areas. He said that proposals of Rs 16 crores have been prepared for drinking water. Schemes including Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Gram Nal Jal Yojana, status of integrated database and Aadhar seeding in Public Distribution System and Aadhar identity cards of school students would also be reviewed. Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Prinicipal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretary Water Resources Shri Pankaj Agrawal, Secretary Mineral Resources were present during the Parakh Video Conferencing.


aa Irrelevant Revenue Laws to be Abolished: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued directives that irrelevant laws related to revenue department should be abolished and new simple rules should be framed. Moreover, revenue procedures should be simplified. New Land Management Act should be enacted. These works concerning revenue should be carried out within time limit in the interest of the common people. Revenue administration should be made citizens’ friendly. CM Shri Chouhan was holding the review meeting of Revenue department at Mantralaya today. Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Chairman State Land Reforms Commission Shri I.S. Dani were also present in the meeting. Shri Chouhan asserted that recruitment on all the vacant posts of the revenue department should be made within time limit. Kotwar arrangements in revenue villages should be implemented again. Make better training arrangements for patwaris and other revenue staff. Posts in the revenue department should be rationalized. Shri Chouhan further said that a scheme should be made for renewal of nuzul’s pattas. Nuzul survey of new settlements should be carried out and new cadre of readers should be made for revenue courts. Revenue inspection circles should be reorganized. State level legal advisory cell should be formed in the department. Residential cum offices should be made in halqas for patwaris. Moreover, advance techniques should be utilized for maintenance of revenue records and resources should be increased in revenue courts, he added. Separate Cadre for Protocol like Works CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that works of revenue staff should be fixed. Deliberations to make separate cadre for protocol works should be carried out. Works like cattle census and rainfall measurement should be handed over to the concerned departments. Information and technology system should be utilized for record room management in the revenue department. Time bound programme should be prepared to clear the backlog of cases pending at various levels in the revenue courts. Moreover, arrangements should be made to translate the orders of the High Court in Hindi. Separate arrangement should be made in Mukhya Mantri Help Line to redress revenue related cases within time limit. Better management of land records should be made and bring improvement in working procedures of revenue courts. Shri Chouhan further stated that arrangements to provide relief to the people during natural calamities should be strengthened. Khasra Copy on Mobile App Minister for Revenue Shri Gupta said that government lawyers should be appointed in revenue cases. Copy of khasra should be provided on mobile app. He further mentioned that system for promotion of patwaris should be made. It was informed in the meeting that state has One crore 41 lakh revenue accounts. A campaign has been launched to redress revenue cases in the state. Total 4 lakh 86 thousand 260 revenue cases have been redressed during the last one and half month. Web GIS, modern record room, digitization of maps, survey project and revenue court management system is being implemented for use of technology in the revenue department. Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and Shri S.K. Mishra, Secretaries to CM Shri Hariranjan Rao and Shri Vivek Agrawal, Commissioner Land records Shri M.K. Agrawal and Senior Officers of the department were present in the meeting.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Lays Foundation of High School Building at Village Johriya
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 September 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra laid foundation of High School building costing Rs. 88 lakh at village Johriya of district Datia today. Dr. Mishra on the occasion said that government intends to bring improvement in education quality in each district of the state. Children should bring laurel to the state and the country after the studies. He assured that negligence of any kind will not be tolerated in the construction quality of the school building. Moreover, Dr. Mishra also distributed water tankers in Datia to 19 village panchayats. These tankers will help people in getting rid of water problem. Vice President of Datia Municipality Shri Yogesh Saxena and several Public Representatives were present on the occasion.


aa Give Utmost Priority to People’s Satisfaction
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that utmost priority should be given to people’s satisfaction under the departmental activities. Their satisfaction describes works’ competency. He further mentioned that qualitative electricity supply and contentment over bills are foundation of people’s satisfaction. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the activities of Energy Department at Mantralaya today. Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were also present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan stated that state may face drought owing to low rainfalls. Therefore, keeping in view the Rabi and Paddy crops, proper electricity supply arrangements should be made. Make effective and immediate arrangement to replace burn out and inoperative transformers on time. He issued directives for strict monitoring of the works. Lauding the innovations like electricity banking and bijli panchayats organized by the department, Shri Chouhan asserted that these should be made more effective. Make arrangement for qualitative electric supply and monitor it strictly, he added. CM Shri Chouhan was apprised that effective efforts have been made to ensure transformers’ quality. Beside arrangement of testing in human operated testing lab, the establishment work of computerized lab is under progress. Bijli Panchayats have been organized in 22 thousand 667 gram panchayats of the state. Out of One lakh 332 grievances, 98 thousand 91 have been redressed. Moreover, One lakh 88 thousand 612 permanent connections have been provided to the farmers during 2016-17. Similarly, 38 thousand 606 permanent connections have been given during the current financial year. Furthermore, initiative has been taken to ensure quality by fixing equal standards changing high tension billing cycle for increase in revenue, purchase of important equipments distribution and maintenance by the department. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Energy Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and other officers were present in the meeting.


aa 7 Girl Hockey Players of State Selected in Indian ‘A’ Team
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 September 2017

Selection of 7 girl hockey players of Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy in Indian Women Hockey team has brought cheer and happiness in the sports arena of the state. Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia expressing happiness over the selection has congratulated the players. She has also extended good wishes to the players for their best performance. It may be mentioned that women hockey squad consisting 18 members has been announced by the Hockey India. The players of Madhya Pradesh State Hockey Team which have been selected for Indian team include Priti Dubey (Forward) (Captain), Bichu Devi Kahribam and Divya Thepe (Goalkeeper), Neelu Dadiya and Suman Devi (Defender), Ishika Choudhary and Neelanjali Rai (Mid Fielder).


aa All India Kalidas Samaroh from October 31 to 06 November
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 September 2017

Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) Shri Surendra Patwa chaired Central Committee’s meeting as regard to All India Kalidas Samaroh -2017 held at Tribal Museum, Shyamla Hills Bhopal. The Kalidas Samaroh will be organized from October to November 6 this year. Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain will also grace the occasion. Besides decision/compliance report of Kalidas Samaroh -2016, the committee while giving approval for actual expenditure has decided to organize the Samaroh at grand level this year. Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava presented outline of the samaroh. He informed that Mangal Kalash Yatra and Naandi Karyakram will be held on October 30 a day before the samaroh. Kalash Yatra will be taken from Kshipra Ghat of Ujjain to Kalidas Academy campus. The local public representatives, members of local and central committee, prominent citizens of the city, students, cultural team besides other teams connected with the Kalidas literature will participate in this yatra. Bhakti Sangeet will be held in Naandi Karyakram. It is to be highlighted that All India Kalidas Samaroh is organized by Vikram University and Kalidas Sanskrit Academy under the aegis of Culture department every year. MoS Shri Surndra Patwa released publication of Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Akadmi ‘Sahityik Gazetteer Jila Jabalpur’ and Antarrashtriya Vichar Mahakumbh Digest on the occasion. MLA Ujjain (South) Dr. Mohan Yadav, Commissioner Ujjain Shri B. M. Ojha and other members of the central committee were present in the meeting.
Daily Programmes to be Held during 7 Day Long Samaroh
The samaroh will be inaugurated with traditional fervor on first day i.e. October 31. Kalidas Sanskrit play will be showcased on the same day. Dance–drama based on Shastra-Dharmi style and inspired by traditional style will be held on November 01. Similarly, Hindi play based on traditional Sanskrit literature will be showcased on November 02. Programme on folk /traditional style on November 03 and recital of Shastra-Dharmi style on November 04 besides classical dance presentation on November 05 will be held. The samaroh will be concluded on November 06 with recital in classical style.
National Kalidas Photo and Sculpture Exhibition
National Kalidas Photo and Sculpture exhibition focusing one of the books of Kalidas is organized since 1958, the beginning of Kalidas Samaroh. Artists from all over the country make paintings in traditional and folk style. These artworks are displayed in the exhibition and awards are given to 5 selected paintings. Artworks on the subject of exhibition ‘Raghuvansham’ have been invited this year.


aa CM Shri Chouhan extends greetings on Navratri festival
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan greeted all sadhaks, worshippers and citizens on the beginning of Navratri festival. In his message, Shri Chouhan said that the festival of Navratri is festival of worshipping Adi-Shakti for the attainment of purity, peace, prosperity and eternal joy. The environment during the nine-day festival is full of spiritual energy. The Chief Minister said that Navratri represents Indian spiritual culture and tradition. It is celebration of Bhakti and Upasana. It is an opportunity to free oneself of the impurities of the mind. Shri Chouhan hoped the welfare of the people of state on the occasion.


aa NRIs should contribute in development of Madhya Pradesh - Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) that they should contribute in development of Madhya Pradesh by associating with 'Friends of MP'. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing 'Friends of MP' - UK Chapter programme held in London through video conference. He said that 'Friends of MP' is a forum that will contribute in Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's dream for building new India by taking resolution for development of Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minister told NRIs that roadmap is being prepared for new Madhya Pradesh for building new India. He said that support from NRIs in its execution will accelerate progress. Through video conference, Shri Chouhan told the NRIs that two cities of Madhya Pradesh - Indore and Bhopal - have secured the first and the second ranks in cleanliness survey held in India. Among top 100 cities of the country, 22 cities of Madhya Pradesh have been awarded in different categories in the survey. The Chief Minister has extended greetings to all NRIs present on the occasion on Navratri, Dusshera and Deepawali festivals. On the occasion, Principal Secretary, Public Relations, Shri SK Mishra greeted members of 'Friends of MP' through video conference and said that, all should extend support for bringing Madhya Pradesh top in every sector.


aa Implement work plan to tackle drought promptly: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 September 2017

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today apprised himself with departmental work plan from officials related to drought situation in Rewa district in his charge. Dr. Mishra instructed all officers to be alert and ensure prompt implementation of the work plan to tackle drought. He told them to get canals, ponds, stop dams etc. in the district repaired so that these could be filled with Bansagar water and people get adequate supply of water. All efforts should be made to save ponds. Handpumps should be functional to ensure supply of drinking water. Canals should be repaired so that water is available from Bansagar for irrigation. Minister in charge Dr. Mishra directed Public Health Engineering Department officials to ensure prompt repair of non-functioning hand pumps, increase riser pipes in hand pumps under the work plan to tackle drought situation. Hand pump mechanics should be appointed to repair non-functioning hand pumps in the villages. Dr. Mishra said the work plan should be prepared for making water, fodder available for cattle in the district and arrangements should be ensured. Departmental officials presented the work plan to tackle drought on the occasion. Public representatives who attended the meeting gave suggestions. It was told at the meeting that so far 23 percent less rainfall has been recorded in the ongoing rainy season in Rewa district. Detailed information of sowing, crop, Girdawari etc. in the district was given at the meeting. MP Shri Janardan Mishra, MLA Shri Girish Gautam, Shri Sundarlal Tiwari, Sushri Neelam Mishra, Shri Divyaraj Singh, Sushri Sheela Tyagi, MLA representative, Janpad President Shri K.P. Tripathi and other departmental officers were present at the meeting. District Mineral Foundation Trust Committee meeting A meeting of the District Mineral Foundation Trust Committee under the Prime Minister Mineral Sector Welfare Scheme chaired by Minister in charge Dr. Narottam Mishra was held. The members of the committee agreed to ensure all essential arrangements at the district’s primary health centres at the meeting. Dr. Mishra instructed that to improve these centres, fund should be made available through District Mineral Foundation Trust. Mortuary should be established in all community health centres. Minister Dr. Mishra instructed to ensure better health facilities in rural areas.


aa Tour programme of Home and Transport Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 September 2017

Home and Transport Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh will tour to Ujjain on September 21. Shri Singh will review cleanliness drive and action plan for clealiness fortnight there. He will hold a meeting for action plan in the district to tackle crisis due to rain shortfall and water utilisation committee. Home Minister will visit Mahakaleshwar temple at first in Ujjain and go to Sagar in the night


aa PM Shri Modi lauds CM Shri Chouhan’s Narmada Seva Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 September 2017

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi praised Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the people of the state at the inauguration of the world’s second biggest Sardar Sarovar Dam at Dabhoi in Gujarat recently. Shri Modi freely praised Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s “Namami Devi Narmade”- Narmada Seva Yatra for the conservation of Narmada river. Congratulating Shri Chouhan he said that the campaign to maintain the greenery of forests for Narmada river has also been launched by the Chief Minister. The yatra on foot lasted for about 8 to 9 months. A campaign to plant crores of trees was launched through which he has taken up the responsibility to ensure that the Narmada water does not get short in the coming century. The Prime Minister congratulated the people of Madhya Pradesh and the Chief Minister to do this pious work. He said that such a work for river conservation has never been done before in the country. He said that several seers, several institutions are working towards conservation of rivers dedicatedly. All attempts for saving the environment are commendable. Shri Modi thanked the people of the state for assisting in dam construction. He said that “I wish to respectfully thank Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the people of the state.” He thanked all tribal men and women who came forward in the project.


aa NITI Aayog member Shri Rameshchand meets CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 September 2017

NITI Aayog member Shri Rameshchand today met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the Mantralaya. During the meeting he praised the state government’s Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. He said that this scheme is among the priorities of the NITI Aayog. The Chief Minister said that the state government has implemented the scheme to ensure that the farmers get a fair price for their produce. CM Shri Chouhan said that this scheme will ensure that farmers do not get a price lesser than the support price. If the market price is less than support price, then this scheme has a transparent system of getting the price difference amount in the account of the farmers. Contract farming is a solution to double the income of farmers which would be beneficial to small farmers. This is being encouraged in the state. He said that the state’s farmers want a fair price for their produce rather than loan waiving. There is provision for grant on storage by farmers in anticipation of a fair price. To double the income of farmers, animal husbandry, fish farming, agriculture, forestry and other activities is being linked to agriculture. NITI Aayog member Shri Rameshchand said that all farmers will get the benefit of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana whereas loan waiving will benefit only 25 percent farmers. He said that Madhya Pradesh has created a record in the area of agricultural production. Now create innovations in agricultural marketing, contract farming, livestock development and dairy production areas and lead the state and the country. State Planning Commission Vice Chairman Shri Chaitanya Kashyap, NITI Aayog Advisor Shri Anil Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepal Khandekar, Principal Secretaries to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri S.K. Mishra, Secretary to CM Shri Vivek Agrawal and other officials were present on the occasion.


aa Kolar are to be known as Shyama Prasad Mukherji Nagar
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Kolar area will now be known as Shyama Prasad Mukherji Nagar. The area will be developed into an ultra modern township through systematic development. Shri Chouhan was addressing a massive gathering on the occasion of the inauguration of various development works in Kolar worth Rs 157 crore. Shri Chouhan said that tap water supply will begin in Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji Nagar from December 25, which happens to be the birthday of Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee. Tehsil office will also begin soon in the area. The Chief Minister dedicated the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji Government Post Graduate College building and announced the beginning of B.A, Botany and M. Sc classes here. He said that along with Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji Nagar, Bairagarh are will also be developed. He presented smart phones to students studying in Government colleges in Bhopal city. He also distributed free copies of khasra to farmers. Calling upon youths CM Shri Chouhan said that they should resolve to build a new Madhya Pradesh. They should become job givers and not job seekers for which they can take the benefits of schemes including Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udyami Yojana, Chief Minister’s Economic Assistance Scheme, Chief Minister’s Young Entrepreneur’s Scheme etc. Shri Chouhan said that the responsibility of the youths is to study and become good future citizens. There will be no hindrance in their education. Government will bear the expenses of the education of outstanding children. He said that the future of children should not be affected. On the various innovative and unique schemes like Mukhya Mantri Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana for farmers, Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana for outstanding students and Deendayal Rasoi for poor, he said that every poor person will have a plot or house. At least 15 lakh houses will be built in the next two years in the state. Conversation with girls in “Dil se” programme Calling upon girls to study hard and move ahead, Shri Chouhan said that very soon he would be talking to women and girls through “Dil se” programme on Akashvani. He asked for suggestions from girls in this regard. Girls will be given 50 percent reservation in local units and 33 percent reservation in government jobs. He said that the society cannot be developed unless the future of girls is developed. He praised MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma for launching the development works to change the look of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Nagar. He administered oath to local residents to take part in cleanliness survey and bring Bhopal to the top position in cleanliness. Shri Chouhan said that people have become aware towards cleanliness and their mentality has also changed through Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Mission. Only aim of Politics is public service Bhopal MP Shri Alok Sanjar said that today Madhya Pradesh has become the fastest developing state due to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s efforts. People from other states come to study the unique schemes of the state and adopt them. Shri Sanjar said that CM has prepared a favourable environment in the state for development and prosperity and has proved that politics only aims at public service. In his welcome address MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma said that Kolar area has developed in a very disorganised manner. Houses have been constructed in fields. There is no proper system of water and human waste management. There were no colleges here and there was dearth of several public utility services also. But now the entire scenario has changed. He said the beginning of development works worth Rs 157 crores is a remarkable gift to the people of the area. He said the development of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Nagar will prove to be milestone in the development of Bhopal city and the state. He said that the Chief Minister fulfils his promises and later inspects it also. Congratulating the residents of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Nagar for the beginning of development works in the area, Mayor Bhopal Shri Alok Sharma said that Shri Chouhan has worked hard day and night for development of the state and has made the state proud. Development works in Kolar The Chief Minister has gifted the Kolar area with several significant development works. He laid the foundation of Rs 24 crore electrification scheme in the area. He inaugurated the Rs 125 crore scheme of sewage network to redress sewage related problems in the area. He dedicated Dr.Shyama Prasad Mukherji Government College constructed at a cost of Rs 7.2 crores in Rajharsh area. Facelift of Kolar A new tehsil office is being built for Kolar. Work of Kerwa drinking water scheme is in progress. Work of 4 out 5 tanks with the capacity of 20 lakh litres is nearly complete. Work of laying down water distribution pipeline in 159 kms in all wards of Kolar is in progress. So far 80 km area has already been covered. A 2 lakh litre capacity water purifier in Kerwa dam and a 35 ft. deep INTUC is ready. The construction of a bridge worth Rs 4.5 crore over Kaliasot river in Amarnath Colony is near completion. Kolar resident working in various factories in Mandideep industrial area will no longer have to face traffic jams on Hoshangabad road. A 13 km road is being built from Gol Jod to Mandideep at a cost of Rs 5 crores and this nearly 7.5 metre wide road will be fully C.C. MLA Shri Surendranath Singh, Bhopal Division Commissioner Shri Ajatshatru, Nagar Nigam Commissioner Sushri Priyanka Das, Bhopal Collector Shri Sudam Khade, members of the Mayor-in-Council and a large number of local residents were present on the occasion.


aa Madhya Pradesh expected to be ahead in next 10-12 years in agriculture sector
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 September 2017

Madhya Pradesh has done much better as compared to other states in agriculture sector that it is expected to be ahead in next 10-12 years too. Madhya Pradesh has also achieved a remarkable progress in energy sector. Madhya Pradesh is generating 60 to 65 percent energy of the country. The state should progress in non-agriculture sector also. Member of NITI Aayog Shri Ramesh Chandra said this while addressing a meeting of heads of department today at Mantralaya. Expressing pleasure, Shri Ramesh Chandra said that Madhya Pradesh is not only fulfilling prime minister's objectives but is carrying out noteworthy innovations also. Vice-chairman of State Planning Commission Shri Chetanya Kashyap, advisor to the NITI Aayog Shri Anil Shrivastava, additional chief secretary, forests, economy and statistics, Shri Dipak Khandekar and chief advisor of the state planning commission, Shri Rajendra Mishra were present on the occasion. Shri Ramesh Chandra said that thrust areas for reforms are being informed to the states during state visits, along with shedding light on role of the NITI Aayog which has been constituted on the place of the National Planning Commission. Shri Chandra said that previous planning commission used to allocate budget and the now new body is working as a think tank. This has brought focus on qualitative progress of the country. NITI Aayog stands for National Institution for Transforming India. He said that the states were not part of policy formation earlier in the planning commission. Now, the state has 60:40 and 50:50 role with the centre. The task of NITI Aayog is to help states in developing their efficiency along with monitoring and assessing the states' works. Madhya Pradesh has been included in top seven states for development rate. Madhya Pradesh government is the first in the country which has decided to compensate farmers for loss in production price in its cabinet but for balanced development, there is a need to lay focus on productivity in Madhya Pradesh. Giving detail of execution of national schemes, health, education etc. through power point presentation, advisor Shri Anil Shrivastava informed about the sectors for more focus. He said that districts should have internal competition. Shri Shrivastava said that Madhya Pradesh has better child sex ratio as compared to other states. He gave presentation on Prime Minister Housing Mission, Prime Minister Rural Road Scheme, Swachha Bharat Mission, energy, Uday Yojana, vaccination, literacy etc. Principal Secretary, Agriculture Welfare, Shri Rajesh Rajora, giving presentation about price difference scheme of the state, informed that four lakh farmers will be connected with this scheme by October 11. This scheme is becoming an ideal one. Centre government, Food Corporation of India, NAFED and Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan and other ten states have got information about the scheme. Power point presentations of health, education and energy departments were given before the commission.


aa National NITI Ayog Lauds Madhya Pradesh Model
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 September 2017

Member of National NITI Ayog Shri Rameshchand and Advisor Shri Anil Shrivastava praised Madhya Pradesh Model while paying courtesy visit to the Vice Chairman of State Planning Commission Shri Chetanya Kashyap. Chief Advisor Shri Rajendra Mishra, Advisor Shri P.C. Baraskar and Shri Ramesh Shrivastava were present on the occasion. Shri Rameshchand said that other states will be encouraged to implement Madhya Pradesh’s Navachaar Yojana. He also praised State NITI Ayog to be formed on the lines of National NITI Ayog, output-outcome and corporate social responsibilities. Moreover, the representatives of National NITI Ayog said that development index of Madhya Pradesh is better in comparison to other states. State has registered maximum increase in the per capita income in the country.


aa Chief Minister Undertakes Shramdaan on Prime Minister’s Birthday
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan undertook Shramdaan for construction of toilet at the residence of Ganpat Adivasi of village Kaneri – Gram Panchayat Surajpur district Chhatarpur on the occasion of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s birthday and gave a message of ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ today. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the birthday of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is being observed as Sewa Diwas in the state. While starting the ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ and ‘Jal Roko’ campaigns at village Kaneri, CM Shri Chouhan said that toilet is must in every house. Diseases spread and non availability of toilets spoils dignity. He told the officers to ensure toilet’s construction at each house conducting Swachhata abhiyan. Public representatives should render their cooperation to make the campaign successful. Shri Chouhan told the people to keep their village and house clean. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan mentioned that less than 50 percent rainfall has been recorded in Chhatarpur district this year. Drought situation is possible due to less rainfall. The state government will provide all possible assistance to tackle drought crisis. Shri Chouhan performed boomi poojan for toilet construction in front of the house of Ganpat Advasi built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and undertook shramdaan by digging a pit. Shri Chouhan deliberated with the beneficiaries Ganpat Adivasi, Hari Adivasi, Hulasi Adivasi and Janakrani while inspecting their houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Shri Chouhan also planted saplings and distributed incentives cheques to 32 beneficiaries under this yojana. He also apprised himself about the products being manufactured by the self help groups visiting stall of State Rural Livelihood Mission. Minister of State for Backward Class and Minority Welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav, MLAs Kunwar Vikram Singh, Shri Manvendra Singh, Shri Pushpendra Nath Pathak, Smt. Rekha Yadav, Shri R.D. Prajapti, Chairman Bundelkhand Development Authority Dr. Ramkrishna Kusmariya, President Jila Panchayat Shri Rajesh Prajapti, Former MLAs Shri Vijay Bahadur Singh Bundela, Shri Umesh Shukla, Former MP Shri Jitendra Singh Bundela, President Nagar Palika Smt. Archana Singh, Shri Ghansiram Patel, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julaniya were present in the programme.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Undertakes Shramdaan at Village Ratanpur
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan participated in the drive being launched in the entirestate to dig pits for the toilets under the ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign at village Ratanpur of Raisen District today. He began the campaign by twin pit digging at village Ratanpur situated at Sanchi-Raisen road. CM Shri Chouhan said that the campaign has been started to make the villages clean. A target has been set to dig 2 lakh pits today itself in the state under the campaign. Moreover, Shri Chouhan informed that the entire Raisen district will be declared open defecation free till November 19. Moreover, Shri Chouhan mentioned that works to give priority to cleanliness are being started on the occasion of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s birthday. The cleanliness campaign started by the PM Shri Modi has become campaign directly linked with the common people. Citizens of Madhya Pradesh are participating with enthusiasm in the campaign. Special efforts will be made till October 2 i.e. Gandhi Jayanti under the campaign in areas where result has not been obtained as expected under the Swachhta Abhiyan. Shri Chouhan said that open defecation encourages the risk of diseases. Where there is cleanliness, there is health and God. He appealed to the families of the state who do not have toilets at their homes, he mentioned that citizens of the state should take resolution not to go for open defecation then only clean India will be built. CM Shri Chouhan flagged off the Sawchchta Rath to reach door to door in villages on the occasion. Minister District In-charge Shri Suryaprakash Meena, President Sanchi Janpad Shri S. Muniyan, President Nagar Palika Shri Jamuna Sen, Additional Chief Secretary Shri R.S. Julaniya and villagers in large number were present in the programme.


aa People Render Support to Swachhta Abhiyan: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 September 2017

Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra undertook Shramdaan under the ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign at scheduled caste dominant locality of Datia city on the occasion of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Birthday today. He laid foundation for construction of toilets costing Rs. 10 lakh on the occasion. Dr. Mishra said that some people had raised questions when he picked the broom to begin the Swachhta Abhiyan in the country. Now people themselves are participating in the campaign after understanding the importance of cleanliness. Besides India, other countries are also accepting and supporting the positive and meaningful subject like cleanliness. Minister Dr. Mishra presented incentives to 16 players of the district in a programme held at Datia. He extended best wishes to the players of wrestling, basket ball, badminton, judo, kabaddi and taekwondo during the programme at Rajghat colony. Moreover, he handed over the orders for appointments on compassionate ground in government services to Shri Shrinath Pateria, Shri Raghuvir Ahirwar and Shri Bhupendra Singh Sironiya. Furthermore, Dr. Mishra held discussions with the members of committees in various meetings regarding programmes to be held on the occasion of Navratri Parva, Dusshera procession and Ravana dahn programme. Necessary arrangements for the programmes were reviewed in the meetings and responsibilities were relegated to the office bearers of various committees.


aa Country Will Get Rid of Dirtiness from Swachhta Abhiyan
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 September 2017

Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Mallayya said that besides country the Madhya Pradesh will get rid of dirtiness from the ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’ started by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He urged the citizens to link themselves with the campaign. Shri Mallayya participated in “Swachhta Hi Sewa” campaign at Panchsheel Nagar ward -47 of Bhopal today. He began the campaign by digging pit at the residence of Dinesh Chawriya belonging to weaker section. Shri Mallayya mentioned that construction of toilets at homes is utmost essential to get rid of dirtiness. Seventy five out of 100 diseases take place due to dirtiness. He further said that Swachhta Abhiyan has become public movement in Madhya Pradesh. Citizens will have pay attention towards cleanliness in their locality also beside their residences. Deliberating on women participation in the society, Shri Mallayya stated that collective efforts of women could give a good direction to the noble deed. He informed that an amount of Rs. 13 thousand 600 is being given to each beneficiary for construction of toilet. Public representatives have responsibility to ensure proper use of this fund. A total of 400 toilets have already been constructed in Panchsheel Nagar under the campaign. Moreover, construction work of 200 toilets will be completed in the ward till October end. In addition to this, 5000 Narmada water connections have already been provided to the residences in Panchsheel Nagar. Furthermore, C.C. drainage system costing Rs. 50 lakh and C.C. road worth Rs. 70 lakh have been constructed to facilitate people. Also, community bhavan costing Rs. 40 lakh from the MP fund has been constructed and a sum of Rs. 10 lakh has been spent to construct a public park in the area. Development works costing Rs. 3 crore have been carried out in the ward.
Finance Minister Visits Boddha Vihar
Shri Mallayya visited Lumni Boddha Vihar at the request of Shri Vijay Panch after participating in ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign. He inspected the works carried out by Boddha devotees. Shri Mallayya mentioned that all possible cooperation will be given by the state government for development of Boddha Vihar.


aa Minister Shri Gupta Undertakes Shramdaan on Birthday of PM Shri Modi
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 September 2017

On the occasion of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Birthday, Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Umashankar Gupta dug pit for construction of toilet at the residence of Shri Kamal Singh Uikey, a resident of Sewania Goun ward 26. There was no toilet at the residence of Shri Uikey as he was not in possession of land for toilet construction. Land has been given by the corporator Shri Santosh Singh Uikey for toilet construction. Shri Gupta said that community toilets will be constructed for people where toilets could not be constructed in their houses. He mentioned that everyone must use toilets. A total of 1164 toilets have been constructed in Sewania Goun. An amount of Rs. 13 thousand 600 has been sanctioned for each toilet.


aa Differently abled persons must get chance to display talents
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 September 2017

Visually challenged students Devansh, Mohan and Giriraj today met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the CM House on the occasion of Help Flag Day and pinned a flag to him. Praising individuals and institutes engaged in service of the differently abled on the occasion, Shri Chouhan said that the differently abled persons must also be given a chance to display their talents. Shri Chouhan said that the differently abled children are also our own. God has given them special abilities and skills. He said that it is the responsibility of the human society to ensure that such children have no dearth of anything. Among those present during the meeting were Patron of National Association For the Blind Shri Arun Gurtu, President Shri M.S. Khan, Vice President Sushri Aditi Asnani, Secretary Shri Uday Hathvalne, Treasurer Shri Kamlesh Jaimini, Secretary of voluntary organisation Heal Smt. Arti Sharma and others.


aa Speaking, reading and writing in Hindi should be a matter of pride: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Hindi is the most flourishing language and narrow-mindedness towards it is not right. Speaking in English and ignoring Hindi is a sign of mental slavery. He said that we should take pride in speaking, reading and writing in Hindi. Even the society shall have to come forward in raising the honour of Hindi. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing a gathering at the Hindi Divas programme by the Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi University on the occasion of Hindi Divas at Samanvay Bhavan here today. Shri Chouhan said that private universities will be directed to establish Hindi Departments. Making an announcement to organize state-level Hindi Sammelans in every two years, he said that state-level Hindi Sammelan will be organized on coming December 16-17. Intellectuals, individuals and institutions working towards promoting Hindi will be invited for the sammelan. Shri Chouhan said that Late Shri Dushyant Kumar Tyagi was the founder of Hindi ghazals. State government will build the Dushyant Kumar Museum in his memory.
Campaign to promote power of Hindi
Shri Chouhan said that legal measures will be taken to make Hindi names on shops and information plaques mandatory. A continuous campaign would have to be launched with the support of the society to apprise the new generation with the power, capacity and potential of Hindi language.
Use of Hindi lauded
Recalling his foreign tours Shri Chouhan told that he gave speeches and conversed in Hindi everywhere. He said that use of Hindi not only raised his prestige but also got him appreciation. On Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee’s address in Hindi at the United Nations Organisation, he said that Hindi is heading forward constantly but we must remain alert to expect its glory. He said that government does not oppose any language but use of English at the cost of Hindi is not right. Shri Chouhan stressed on the need to promote Hindi courses. Stressing on the conservation of good poetry, verses and prose and its proper presentation, he said that there is need to increase acceptance of Hindi. Shri Chouhan said that all the universities must assemble to celebrate Hindi Divas. The Hindi Divas celebration will be more grand from next year onwards and all universities will participate in it.
Awards to Hindi litterateurs, writers
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan conferred the National Maithilisharan Gupta Award, National Sharad Joshi Award and Hindi language Awards to prominent litterateurs and writers. Smt. Malti Joshi, Dr. Vishwanath Tiwari and Shri Kamal Kishore Goenka were conferred the National Maithilisharan Gupta Award. Shri Gopal Chaturvedi, Dr. Suryabala Lal, Shri Prem Janmejay and Shri Narmada Prasad Upadhyaya were conferred the National Sharad Joshi Award. The awards included Rs 2 lakhs each, letter of citation, shawl and coconut. Information Technology Award was given to Microsoft India, Nirmal Verma Award to Shri Tejendra Sharma, Father Kamil Bulke award to Dr. Hemraj Sundar, Gunakar Mule Award to Shri Harimohan and Hindi Seva Samman to Professor Oken Lego. Awards included Rs one lakh each, letter of citation, shawl and coconut. Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Vice Chancellor Professor Ramdeo Bharadwaj gave the welcome address. Registrar Dr. S.K. Pare welcomed the guests. Bhopal MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava and a large number of Hindi lovers were present on the occasion.


aa Now gram panchayats to give permission for sand quarrying
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 September 2017

From now on the work of sand quarrying will be carried out through gram panchayats in the state. Gram panchayats will decide the spots and the quantity to be dug. Only gram panchayats will give permission for mining and the royalty obtained will be spent on the development works of the gram panchayat. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan made this announcement today at the Kisan Maha-Sammelan under Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme at Silwani tehsil headquarters in Raisen district. He said that the process of forming detailed rules for this has begun. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that government is committed to make farming a beneficial profession in state. Constant attempts are being made to reduce production cost. The CM said that seminars will be held in every development block headquarter in state from September 15 in which farmers, agriculture scientists and an Agriculture department squad will take part. It will be decided at the seminar which crop should be taken in which area. He said that milk production, agro-forestry and food processing activities will be promoted to reduce dependability on agriculture. Loans will be provided to farmers from banks for food processing industry. Shri Chouhan said that milk production has an important role in increasing the income of farmers. Government will now provide 5 milching animals to poor farmers. Nutritious fodder will also be given to these animals for three months. This will ensure additional source of income for poor farmers. Shri Chouhan said that a campaign is being launched in the state to settle cases of undisputed property distribution, demarcation and deed transfer within three months. Deed transfer forms are being provided from door to door. He directed to take caution in crop cutting work so that farmers do not have to face much loss in case of scanty rainfall. The CM said that the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has been launched for farmers. If the farmer wishes to sell his produce later in keeping with the market rates, government will pay the rent for the godown used for stocking crop. Shri Chouhan distributed letters of approval of Prime Minister’s Crop Kharif 2016 Claim Fund to farmers at the Maha-Sammelan. He laid the foundation of 6 construction works worth Rs 19 crore 94 lakhs and dedicated 7 construction works worth Rs 6 crore 26 lakhs. CM Shri Chouhan assured construction of 308 houses for poor persons in Begumganj and a community hall in Silwani. Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena, MLA Shri Ramkishan Patel and other public representatives were present during the sammelan.


aa Chief Minister Shri Chouhan meets general public at Chanderi
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reached Chanderi in Ashoknagar district. After participating in local programme, Shri Chouhan met general public and listened to their grievances. The Chief Minister issued instructions to the concerned officials to redress the grievances promptly. Shri Chouhan also discussed about the demands and suggestions of the public representatives and citizens. Administrative officials of Gwalior division welcomed the Chief Minister at the helipad.


aa Recognition of schools negligent towards students’ security to be cancelled
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 September 2017

School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah has warned school education institutes to be vigilant over security arrangements of students. Strict action like cancellation of recognition will be taken against educational institutions found to be negligent towards security of students. Shri Shah was reviewing the measures being taken for security of students at the Mantralaya today. Officers of School Education, Tribal Welfare and Transport Department were present at the meeting. The Minister said that presence of women attenders should be made mandatory in school buses. Decisions like cancellation of recognition would be taken if women attenders are not found in any school buses from October 1. School Education Department will write letters related to cancellation of recognition to the CBSE Board. It was decided at the meeting that Jan-Shikshaks will inspect schools in their areas. Block Resource Coordinators will conduct regular reviews of security arrangements of schools in their areas. Shri Shah said that he would take information about this regularly from district education officers through video conferencing. Decision to get chain link fencing work done in girls’ hostels and schools of School Education Department was taken during the meeting. Instructions were given at the meeting to write to the Health Department for a health worker who would make monthly visits to nearby schools for regular health examination of students. Special attention must be paid to check and ensure availability of fire extinguishers and repair of doors and windows of schools from security point of view. Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Dipti Gaud Mukherji gave information about the security measures being taken at present. There are one lakh 60 thousand private and government schools of Class I to XII in the state in which there are nearly one crore 62 lakh students are studying. About 500 hostels of the School Education Department are operating in state. Commissioner Public Instruction Shri Neeraj Dubey and Commissioner Tribal Welfare Smt. Deepali Rastogi were also present at the meeting.


aa CM Shri Chouhan reaches Kalukheda village in Ratlam district
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Kalukheda village in Ratlam district where he paid floral tributes to MLA Late Shri Mahendra Singh Kalukheda. CM Shri Chouhan reached Kalukheda by helicopter at 10 am. He reached Kalukheda Gadhi where he laid a wreath and paid homage to the departed soul and consoled the family members. He also accompanied the funeral procession. Prominent among those who were present there included MP Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh, MLA Mandsaur Shri Yashpal Singh Sisodia, MLA Ratlam Shri Chaitanya Kashyap, Jaora MLA Shri Rajendra Pande, Karera MLA Smt. Shakuntala Khatik, Dabra MLA Smt. Imarti Devi, former MLA Shri Rajendra Bharti, Shri Tulsi Silawat, Shri Vijendra Singh Malaheda, Ratlam Mayor Dr. Sunita Yarde, former MP Shri Arun Yadav, public representatives from various districts of the state, elite citizens and large number of local residents. Ujjain Divisional Commissioner Shri M.B Ojha, ADGP Shri V. Madhukumar, Collector Ratlam Sushri Tanvi Sundriyal, Superintendent of Police and other officers were also present. MLA Shri Kalukheda’s final procession was taken out on a chariot from his ancestral home. His brother Shri Mahipal Singh, Shri Krishna Kumar Singh, nephew Shri Aniruddh Singh, Shri Parakram Singh, daughters Sushri Garima Singh, Sushri Kanak Singh and other relatives took part in his final journey.


aa CM Shri Chouhan to confer awards to litterateurs on Hindi Diwas
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will confer awards as chief guest to Hindi litterateurs at an investiture ceremony to be held at Samanvay Bhavan, Bhopal on September 14 at 5.30 pm. The Chief Minister will confer National Maithilisharan Gupta Award, National Sharad Joshi Award and Hindi language Awards to prominent litterateurs and writer. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism Shri Surendra Patwa will preside over. Smt. Malti Joshi, Dr. Vishwanath Tiwari and Shri Kamal Kishore Goenka will be conferred the National Maithilisharan Gupta Award. Shri Gopal Chaturvedi, Dr. Suryabala Lal, Shri Prem Janmejay and Shri Narmada Prasad Upadhyaya will be conferred the National Sharad Joshi Award. The awards include Rs 2 lakhs, letter of citation, shawl and coconut. Under various categories of the Hindi Language awards, Information Technology Award will be given to Microsoft India, Nirmal Verma Award to Shri Tejendra Sharma, Father Kamil Bulke award to Dr. Hemraj Sundar, Gunakar Mule Award to Shri Harimohan and Hindi Seva Samman to Professor Oken Lego. Awards include Rs one lakh each, letter of citation, shawl and coconut. Daughters of renowned satirist Late Shri Sharad Joshi, Sushri Bani and Sushri Richa have also been invited for the ceremony by the Department of Culture. They are coming from Karnataka and Mumbai to Bhopal to take part in the ceremony.


aa All dimensions of Sankalp Se Siddhi to be completed in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that we would leave no stone unturned in Madhya Pradesh for building new India. With participation of people of the state we will materialise the 'Sankalp Se Siddhi' dream of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Shri Chouhan was inaugurating a photo exhibition 'New India - We Resolve to Make' as part of 'Sankalp Se Siddhi' resolution today at Ravindra Bhavan. Shri Chouhan said that all dimensions of 'Sankalp Se Siddhi' resolution will be covered in Madhya Pradesh. He said that any type of terrorism won't be allowed to grow in the state. New dimension would be set for rural and urban cleanliness. He said that glorious and prosperous India is building under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He hoped that India will lead and guide the path of peace to the world facing the heat of materialism one day. Shri Chouhan said that the freedom struggle continued till 1947 since 1857. Britishers did not give the freedom in silver plate. Non-violence movement continued under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi on the one hand, revolutionaries sacrificed their life for getting India free, on the other hand. We all will fulfill resolution of building new India by performing our duties with honesty. The Chief Minister administered resolution to citizens in this regard. The Chief Minister visited photo exhibition. The exhibition has been arranged by DAVP division of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs Department, with the help of Indian Oil Corporation. Photographs on efforts for welfare of different sections and upliftment of the country under the leadership of the Prime Minister by the Government of India, different movements of the freedom struggle and different dimensions of development have been displayed in the exhibition. The exhibition will remain open till September 16. Member of Parliament Shri Alok Sanjar, Regional Publicity Officer Shri P.K. Mohanthy and officer of Indian Oil Corporation Shri Vigyan Kumar and others were present on the occasion.


aa 1000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras to be opened in M.P.: Union MoS Shri Mandaviya
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the launching of the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana in the state is the beginning of a revolution. He said that now generic drugs will be purchased in the state. A public awareness campaign will be launched to remove the myths related to the use and effects of generic drugs. He urged all doctors to prescribe generic drugs along with company medicines. He said that the Jan Abhiyan Parishad would be implemented Bharatiya Jan Aushadhiya Pariyojana. He expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for this public interest scheme. Shri Chouhan said that steps would also be taken to ban exaggerated advertisements related to medical facilities and drugs. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing a workshop on the use of generic medicines after signing of an MoU between the state government and Union Ministry for Chemicals and Fertilizers at the Academy of Administration for launching of Jan Aushadhi Kendra. An MoU was signed between the state government and the Medicine Department of the Union Ministry for Chemicals and Fertilizers. The MoU was signed by Executive Director of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Umesh Sharma on behalf of state government and CEO of Bureau of Pharma PSU Shri Viplav Chatterji on behalf of the Government of India. It may be noted here that the generic drugs will be available at very reasonable rates compared to branded and expensive medicines. The formation and components of these drugs are similar. There are no side-effects of these drugs compared to any other branded drugs. Shri Chouhan said that the benefits of generic drugs will have to be brought before the public. He said that cheap and effective treatment of poor people should be ensured. This will help save money and bring relief to the public. Madhya Pradesh moving ahead in every field: Union MoS Shri Mandaviya Terming Chief Minister Shri Chouhan as a Chief Minister of innovations, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya said that Madhya Pradesh is moving ahead in every field. It is known for launching poor-oriented schemes and serving the poor. Shri Mandaviya said that there is only difference of content in generic drugs and branded company drugs. Branded drugs are sold by name. He said that the Jan Aushadhi project is for service to the poor. Shri Mandaviya said that the generic drugs manufactured in India are full of quality and approved by the World Health Organisation. He said that the central government has reduced the rate of stents used in heart disease which was actually worth lakhs. He said that due to generic drugs Rs 8400 crores of the public has been saved in just 2 years which is actually spent on expensive treatment. He told that the system of supply of generic drugs in Jan Aushadhi Kendras is being computerized. As soon as the stock of drugs in Aushadhi Kendras lessens, the information will reach the Central Supply System. He told that a target of opening 1000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras in Madhya Pradesh has been set. Health Minister Shri Rustum Singh said that Jan Aushadhi Kendras will bring a great relief to the poor families. Employment opportunities in state With the opening of generic drug stores new opportunities of employment will be available in state. Besides, financial assistance of total Rs 2 lakh 50 thousand will be provided @Rs 10,000 per person per month for 24 months in the form of grant on generic drugs to those opening the generic store under the scheme. Benefit of 10 percent and 20 percent will be obtained by the distributor and retailer respectively on sale of drugs. Additional Chief Secretary Planning Shri Deepak Khandekar and Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana officer were present on the occasion. Jan Abhiyan Parishad Vice Chairman Shri Pradeep Pandey proposed the vote of thanks.


aa Make Nadi Abhiyan a success in state, CM Shri Chouhan reviews preparations
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Nadi Abhiyan should be made successful in state. Participation of all sections of the society and social organisations should be ensured in this pious campaign. CM Shri Chouhan was reviewing preparations of Nadi-Abhiyan- Rally for Rivers at the Mantralaya today. The yatra under the public awareness campaign started by Sadguru Shri Jaggi Vasudev on September 3 from Coimbatore for river and environment conservation will continue in state from September 21-24. During this period, programmes will be held in Indore, Bhopal and Vidisha. CM Shri Chouhan said that the Nadi Abhiyan has been started by ESHA Foundation for conservation of rivers and environment. All possible support should be extended for this pious campaign. All sections of the society and organizations should be connected to this campaign. Awareness should be generated towards rivers, trees, water, soil and environment through this campaign. Representatives of Narmada Seva Samitis, Nadi Sevaks working for conservation of rivers and farmers should be invited for the programme. It was informed that Sadguru Shri Jaggi Vasudev would address the programmes to be organized in Indore, Bhopal and Vidisha during the yatra in state. The yatra will enter from Dahod on September 21 and reach Maheshwar via Jhabua, Rajgarh, Manawar and Dhamnod. Here information would be given about Narmada Yatra and cultural programme will be held. The Yatra will reach Indore the next day on September 22 afternoon. Here a programme will be organized at Daly College at 5 pm in which Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will take part. Famous singer Niti Mohan will perform in this programme. The next day on September 23 will reach Bhopal in the afternoon. Here there will a programme from 6 p.m. in which famous folk singer Shri Prahlad Tipaniya will perform. On September 24 morning the yatra will reach Vidisha where a programme will be organized at Ganesh temple premises. From here the yatra will proceed to Kanpur via Lalitpur and Jhansi. On this day students from the schools in state will take a resolve for Nadi Abhiyan. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Deepak Khandekar and Shri B.R. Naidu, Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Dipti Gaud Mukherji, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri S. K. Mishra besides the Collectors of Bhopal, Indore, Khargone and Vidisha were present during the meeting.


aa Loan Upto Rs. 2 crore to be Provided to Farmers’ Children for Establishment of Food Processing Units
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that loan of Rs. 10 lakh to 2 crore will be provided to the farmers’ children for establishment of Food processing Units. Guarantee for loan will be given by the state government. Food processing units will help increasing the income of the farmers. While addressing the State Level Master Trainer Workshop and inaugural session of block level agriculture conventions’ series held at Samanvay Bhavan here today, Shri Chouhan mentioned that diversion is not must for the farmer to construct house for personal use at his/her own agriculture field. He inaugurated Mukhyamantri Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana’s portal www.mpeuparjan.nic.in on the occasion and described it as revolution in agriculture sector of the state. He urged the farmers to visit the portal for registration. Farmers’ Convention from September 15 CM Shri Chouhan said that farmers’ conventions will be organized in the state from September 15 to October 15 in all the districts. Deliberations on strategy to double the farmers’ income will take place in the conventions. Separate road map for each block will be prepared, he added. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that Kisan Bazaars will be made in 378 cities where farmers could sell their produces directly to the consumers. Land will be made available by the concerned municipality, nagar parishad and mandi board will provide assistance to develop bazaars’ infrastructure. He informed that the state government will give 50 percent subsidy to the farmers for construction of ware houses for storing onion. Shri Chouhan further stated that the state government is committed for doubling the income of each farmer in the next 5 years. This is a challenging activity but possible with the help of the farmers. He mentioned that drought is likely to be faced this year but we will handle this crisis. Emergency situations do arise in agriculture activities, he added. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan said that reduction in agriculture input cost, reasonable rates for agriculture produces to the farmers and increase in productivity are main priorities. Beside this, farmers have to be linked with subsidiary professions. He mentioned that there is a vast scope in animal husbandry sector. Dairy Industry to be Expanded CM Shri Chouhan asserted that courageous decisions are must to work in the interest of the farmers. Several constructive works have been undertaken which will help farming comfortably from next year. He further stated that there is a ample scope in milk production in Madhya Pradesh. Dairy industry is limited to only few districts at present. This will be expanded in the entire state. If milk production increases as estimated then its minimum rate will be declared. Private investors will be encouraged for milk processing and milk products to consume additional milk. Shri Chouhan said that a process for certification of organic vegetables will be started soon to increase the farmers’ income. Vegetables routes are being ascertained. Agriculture Scientists, Krishak Mitra, Krishak Didi, progressive farmers and field staff of agriculture department participated in the workshop. Minister for Agriculture Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Chairman Farmers Commission Shri Ishwarlal Patidar, APC Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajora and Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval also addressed the workshop.


aa No Stone to be Left Unturned for Providing Facilities to Investors in State
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was called on by the representatives of various industries at Mantralaya today. Minister for Commerce and Industries Shri Rajendra Shukl and MP Shri Chintaman Malviya were also present on the occasion. Shri Chouhan mentioned that no stone will be left unturned to provide all the facilities and to fulfill requirements of the investors in the state. Moreover, he informed that the state government is making efforts for providing skilled labour to the industries as per their requirements. Global Skill Park is being made with the cooperation of Singapore. Shri Chouhan directed the officers of Commerce-Industries and Technical Education departments for obtaining information from the industries for their requirements of trained labour and accordingly coordinate with technical educational institutes to ensure its availability. Promoter of Altis Industries Pvt. Ltd. Pithampur Shri Manoj Kataria and Shri Anil Khasgiwal informed the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan that industrial atmosphere of the state is favourable for the investors. All the arrangements related to establishment of industry are of best quality. Referring to their experience regarding proposal for establishment of industry, they said that the quick land allotment to them without any hassle for establishment of industry is a remarkable experience. They also gave suggestions regarding necessary amendments in the courses of technical education for testing lab of electronic products and skilled manpower. During the meeting with CM Shri Chouhan, Chairman Fair Deal Exports Cooperative Society Shri Pradeep Kedia, Vice Chairman Shri Rajesh Jain and Shri Bhagwan Das Vaishnav informed that a textile industrial park on 57 acre at Burhanpur is being developed by 166 members of the society. In context to make availability of land through exchange, consent in principle was given to the proposal in the meeting for providing land towards construction of approach road for the park. Managing Director M/s. V.S.L. Ltd. Shri V.G. Krishan Prasad informed that his unit is a joint undertaking of Steel Authority of India. Steel processing unit is being established at industrial area Bandka district Ujjain by his company. Shri Chouhan directed the officials for their cooperation in providing water as required by the unit. Chairman M/s. Amba Shakti Udhyog ltd. Shri Kamal Goyal and Director Shri Hemant Gupta also met Shri Chouhan on the occasion. They informed that they are expanding the capacity of the unit established at Industrial area Banmor-Morena by 50 percent. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industries Shri Mohammad Suleman, principal Secretary Micro, Small and Medium Industries Shri V.L. Kantarao, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and Shri S.K. Mishra were also present on the occasion.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Expresses Grief over the Demise of Former Minister Shri Kalukheda
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 September 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra has expressed grief over the demise of Former Minister and MLA Shri Mahendra Singh Kalukheda. Dr. Mishra said that Late Shri Kalukheda was an energetic politician. He has rendered important services to his assembly constituency. Dr. Mishra prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.


aa Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister calls on the President
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan called on the President Shri Ramnath Kovind today at New Delhi. This was his first courtesy meeting with the President. Shri Chouhan discussed matters related to the welfare programmes initiated by the state govt with the President. Shri Chouhan invited President Shri Ramnath Kovind to grace Kabir Prakatya Mahotsava in the state. The schedule of the festival will be decided later as per the President’s schedule. The Chief Minister informed that seminars on Kabir’s philosophy and literature will be organised among other programmes during the Mahotsava. President Shri Kovind has accepted the invitation.


aa MP bags 3 national awards under Sakshar Bharat Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 September 2017

Madhya Pradesh today bagged three national awards in the field of education. Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today gave away the Sakshar Bharat Awards for the year 2017 at a function organised at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javdekar was also present on the occasion. Madhya Pradesh was selected for its outstanding performance of district and State Resource Centre under Sakshar Bharat Yojna in year 2016-17 by the Department of School Education and Literacy under Ministry of Human Resource Development. Under State category Madhya Pradesh’s Literacy Mission Bhopal bagged the first prize. Literacy Mission Director Shri Lokesh Kumar Jatav, the then Additional Director Smt. Sheela Dahima and Mission Co-ordinator received the award. Tikamgarh district bagged the award under the Zila Lok Shiksha Samiti category. Tikamgarh District Panchayat Chairman Shri Parvatlal Ahirwar and District Adult Education Officer Shri R.K. Pastor received the awards. Under Non Government Organisations category, State Resource Centre Indore was awarded. Smt. Anjali Agarwal received the award. It may be noted that 24 lakh 61 thousand adult illiterates of Madhya Pradesh have acquired success in literacy examination after training in year 2016-17. Nearly 24 thousand adult illiterates have emerged as new-literates in 31 Sansad Adarsh Grams of the state.


aa Mukhya Mantri Bal Hriday and Bal Shravan Upchar Yojana boon for kids
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 September 2017

The Mukhya Mantri Bal Hriday and Mukhya Mantri Bal Shravan Upchar Yojana is proving to be a boon for children. The Health Department has taken up the responsibility of providing benefits of these schemes to children suffering from heart and hearing problems through Prompt Intervention Centres in the districts. Master Atharva’s heart and hearing problem resolved Ujjain’s Master Atharva Bhavsar’s heart ailment by birth has been resolved through the Mukhya Mantri Bal Hriday Yojana. Master Atharva celebrated his first birthday on December 19, 2016 after treatment. Later he was cured of his hearing ailment through Mukhya Mantri Bal Shravan Upchar Yojana on July 2, 2017. Master Atharva was suffering from problem of general blood transmission in the heart besides hearing problem since his birthday on December 19, 2015. Atharva’s parents were taken aback when there was no sound of crying of their child at the time of birth. Things worsened after Atharva’s body started turning blue five days after birth. When taken to a private hospital, they were told that the flow of blood to Atharva’s heart was not normal. Despite treatment for two months at the family’s own expense, there were no positive results. Shri Nitin Bhavsar, Atharva’s father contacted the mobile health team working under Government- run National Child Health Programme. The team went through Atharva’s report and after consultation with senior doctors, it was decided to send him to Narayana Hridayalaya, Bangalore for treatment. A successful surgery was performed upon Master Atharva under the Mukhya Mantri Bal Hriday Yojana on April 28, 2016 with the efforts of the District Administration and Health Department. Master Atharva celebrated his first birthday after complete recovery. Unfortunately, Master Atharva’s got a shock when one fine day they came to know that their child was deaf also. His father Shri Nitin Bhavsar contacted DIC and got his son examined at Divya Advance ENT Clinic, Bhopal. The estimated expense for the treatment was Rs 6 lakh 50 thousand. On July 2, 2017, Master Atharva underwent a successful Cochlear Implant under Mukhya Mantri Bal Shravan Upchar Yojana. At present his regular speech therapy is in progress. It is indeed a miracle that two surgeries of the heart and ears on the same child were successful. Atharva’s mother Smt. Neena Bhavsar and father Shri Nitin Bhavsar have termed the scheme initiated by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan as a commendable step and expressed happiness at the support extended by the District Administration and the Health Department.


aa State’s cities should become the engines of the economy
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the cities of the state should become engines of the state. The cities of the state should lead in areas including infrastructure, pure drinking water, waste management, sewage management and environment protection. Better arrangements should be made for the poor. Our cities should be developed in such a manner that the world has a second look. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a workshop on Swachh Sarvekshan -2018 ‘Nagron ko swachh banane ki pahal’ today. Shri Chouhan awarded Mayor-Chairmen, Commissioner and other officials of the urban bodies for their outstanding performance in Swachh Sarvekshan – 2017. CM Shri Chouhan said that each city in the state has its own speciality. Efforts should be made so that the identity of the city can be linked to the pride of the public. Citizens should be made aware of the misuse of polythene to save the environment. Alternatives of polythene should be prepared in cities. We should strive a better Earth for our future generations. Saplings should be planted and rivers should be kept clean. An amount of Rs 85 thousand crores would be spent for urban development in the coming three years. Pure drinking water will be arranged in all 378 cities under Urban Drinking Water Scheme. 26 clusters have been made for waste management in the state. Now bio fertilizer and electricity would be created from the cities’ waste. ‘Mera Pran-Mera Shahar Number Ek’ campaign to restart Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the campaign ‘Mera Pran-Mera Shahar Number Ek’ will be restarted in all the cities of the state. Cleanliness should be maintained in every street and locality of the cities. The campaign will be started from coming September 17- which happens to be birthday of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. A mission should be launched so that cleanliness becomes a part of our lives. People should be made aware of its importance. Hawkers corner should be constructed for small vendors in cities and no recoveries will be made from them in the urban areas. A campaign against corruption should be launched in all urban bodies. Arrangements of public services should be simplified. Maximum employment opportunities should be made available to the poor. All urban bodies should made arrangements to educate rag picking children. The achievements of Swachh Sarvekshan -2017 are a result of the changing mentality of the society for which all urban bodies have put in their efforts. We are proud of the achievement of team Madhya Pradesh. The challenge now is that maximum number of urban bodies succeeds in Cleanliness Survey – 2018 preparations of which should begin. Resolve from thought, firm decision from resolve and then with hard work can make the resolve take shape. Now the cities of Madhya Pradesh must compete with each other to become the cleanest city in the country. Urban Administration and Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh said that cleanliness is the topmost priority of the state government. The goal is to provide better services to people as it is the citizens who evaluate the cleanliness survey. He lauded the efforts made by all the urban bodies and said that he expected better results in the next Swachh Survey -2018. Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava said that the Swachh Survey-2018 will begin from January 4 next year. All cities should begin making efforts for it. Indore has set an example in cleanliness for other cities of our country. In his welcome address Commissioner Urban Development Shri Vivek Agarwal said that Madhya Pradesh leads in urban development cleanliness. All 378 urban bodies of the state will be placed in the first 500 in the next Swachh Survey. Swachh Survey-2017 best performers felicitated Chief Minister Shri Chouhan felicitated Mayor-Chairmen, Commissioner-Chief Municipal Officers and nodal officers appointed from the Directorate from the urban bodies for their outstanding performance in Swachh Survey-2017 with medals and trophies at a programme. Shri Chouhan felicitated Mayor-Chairmen, Commissioner-Chief Municipal Officers of Nagar Nigam Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain, Nagar Palika Khargone, Nagar Nigam Jabalpur, Sagar, Katni, Gwalior, Nagar Palika Omkareshwar, Nagar Nigam Rewa, Ratlam, Singrauli, Chhindwada, Nagar Palika Sehore, Nagar Nigam Dewas, Nagar Palika Hoshangabad, Pithampur, Nagar Nigam Khandwa, Nagar Palika Mandsaur, Nagar Nigam Satna, Nagar Palika Betul and Chhatarpur. Earlier, Indore Mayor Smt. Malini Goud and Betul Municipal Chairman Shri Alkesh Arya welcomed the Chief Minister. Joint Secretary of Union Ministry for Urban Development Shri V. K. Jindal along with representatives of urban bodies from all over the state were present. Director of Urban Cleanliness Mission Smt. Manju Sharma proposed the vote of thanks.


aa CS Shri Singh reviews drought relief and drinking water situation
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 September 2017

Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh today reviewed the drought relief and drinking water situation in state in a video conference of the Panchayat and Rural Development Department. Shri Singh instructed the collectors to render topmost priority to the drinking water availability. He told the collectors to send the proposal of drought relief and its preparations in view of the district’s rainfall status after September 30. Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julaniya said at the video conference that adequate funds will be made available to district panchayats for drinking water arrangements. All collectors should organise District Water Committee meetings. Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey instructed collectors to organise meeting of the drought relief committee. Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Manoj Govil, Principal Secretary Water Resources Shri Pankaj Agarwal, Divisional Commissioner and District Collectors were present at the video conference.


aa Corrupt officers who do not work in public interest will not be tolerated : CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that corrupt officers will not be tolerated. They will be terminated from service. Shri Chouhan said that their government is a government that works in the interest of the people. Strict action will be taken against those negligent officers and employees who deprive people from availing benefits of government schemes and from supply of public services. Shri Chouhan was addressing Collectors after redressing grievances of complainants on Samadhan Online at the Mantralaya today. He instructed to withhold salary hike of CCF level officer and ordered suspension of tehsildar, patwari, block level education officer and several employees. CM Shri Chouhan lauded Smt. Kapna Sadia Vasunia, sarpanch of Matasula gram panchayat village of Jhabua district for approaching Samadhan Online for redressal of drinking water problem of their panchayat. He announced Rs one lakh promotion fund for any one development work and told that the Nal-Jal Praday Yojana has been approved and people will start getting water supply in their houses this summer. Shri Badrilal Patidar, farmer of Mathuri village in Ratlam told the Chief Minister that despite having complained of facing loss of soyabean crop, no insurance company reached his field for survey. Several farmers have been deprived of insurance claim amount. Chief Minister directed to issue notice to the insurance company immediately. He told collectors that in such cases, immediate action should be taken on complaints of farmers. He directed all collectors to ensure that the formalities related to depositing premium amount and other insurance related formalities should be completed on time. Crop cutting application should also be completed on time to estimate crop loss. Action would be taken in case of any negligence. He said that this year crop production could be affected due to drought situation. Therefore farmers should get their crop insured immediately. Waterlogging work should be done on priority and farmers cooperation should also be taken in this connection. Sheikh Ajmer of Khitouli village of Katni complained that he received only the first instalment and did not receive the second instalment of Balram pond construction. Taking serious note of the complaint, the Chief Minister suspended the assistant land-protection officer. He issued instruction to make payment of pond construction in all cases. In another case of Dubda village in Rewa, Shri Sumdhandhar Sharma told that his land was encroached and has been sold illegally. The Chief Minister ordered suspension of the then tehsildar, present tehsildar and the then and present patwari for negligence in faking of documents and illegal land transfer case. Besides he asked to register and FIR against those who have taken loan and purchased the land illegally. He congratulated Rewa Collector for careful scrutiny of this serious case. One member each from three different families were killed due to caving in of mud in Ajangaon in Khargone. The Chief Minister granted Rs one lakh each to each member of the affected families from Mukhya Mantri Swechhanudan. Nanak Ram of Rohani village of Khandwa told that a wild bear had eaten six of his goats. After complaining on CM Helpline 181, he received his compensation. The Chief Minister asked why the delay had been made. On receiving an unsatisfactory reply to his query, he directed to withhold the salary hike of CCF. He also instructed for a departmental probe against the concerned ranger for closing the case without proper and satisfactory action and his removal from service. Shri Keshlal of Umaria village of Mandla complained that a company related to the Power Grid Corpoation cut trees while giving transmission line and he has not got the compensation as per government’s fixed criterion. The Chief Minister said that the Energy Ministry will be apprised of the case. He said that those people whose trees were felled would be paid adequate compensation. He instructed the collector to keep vigilance over such cases and bring it to the notice of the state government. Complainant Shri Shailesh Shrivastava from Chhindwada complained on CM Helpline 181 about teachers not being present in school. Later BRCC Parasia advised the teachers and closed the case. Taking serious note of it, the Chief Minister ordered suspension of the concerned officer. Shri Surendra Kachi of Jabalpur told that he received the Prasuta Sahayata Rashi of Janani Suraksha Yojana on August 16. When CM asked why the payment was made after two years, he did not receive a satisfactory reply following which he ordered strict action against the concerned employee. President of Saraswati Women Self-Help Group Smt. Mamta Behen of Nadiatol village of Shahdol said that she has received her payment pending since 18 months. At this CM ordered action against the concerned employee for the delay. Prepare to tackle swine flu, dengue and malaria The Chief Minister instructed the collectors that they should prepare in advance in their districts to deal with rising outbreak of swine flu. All departments should work together in coordination as war level. There is a risk to get infection of swine flu from neighboring states. There is a rise in number of patients having symptoms of swine flu in hospitals. That's why it requires being vigilant. He issued instructions to take help of private hospitals and keep the doctors and medical staff of private hospitals vigilant. The Chief Minister issued instructions to district collectors to take help of the Task Force to tackle swine flu in their districts. Preparations should be made at war level to deal with it. Monitoring should be made on possible cases every day. There is no shortage of medicines. Cases can be sanctioned for Chief Minister Discretionary Fund for treatment of poor patients in emergency situation. Campaign should be launched at district level for creating awareness on swine flu symptoms. Isolation wards should be set up and facilities available in private hospitals should be used. He issued instructions to monitor dengue and malaria cases. Form strategy to deal with drought The Chief Minister instructed to make emergency plan in all districts to deal with drought due to low rainfall. Instructing to stop water at utmost, The Chief Minister said that plan should be prepared for equal distribution of water to farmers. Strategy should be framed in advance for dealing with impending water crisis. Prime Minister's birth day to be celebrated as Swachhta Diwas The Chief Minister said all the districts should send report to the State Government for conducting activities under 'Sankalp Se Siddhi' programme of the Prime Minister. He said birth day of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be celebrated as Swachhta Diwas. He instructed all district collectors to plan series of programmes on birth day of the Prime Minister onSeptember 17. He said that Swachh Bharat Mission of the Prime Minister has created awareness for cleanliness in the country. The Chief Minister appreciated the Chief Secretary's initiative to resolve cases of name transfer and property division by launching a drive. He said that resolving all revenue cases should be taken as a challenge. This is the responsibility of all collectors. He said that corruption won't be tolerated at any level. He issued instructions to collectors that list of such corrupt officials be prepared, who completed 50 years age or 20 years in service. Such officers will be terminated from the service. Farmer's convention from Sept 15 to Oct 15 Shri Chouhan said that farmers' conventions will be held between September 15 and October 15. Discussion will be held in them to double farmer's income. He said that this year agriculture growth rate remained 29.8 percent primarily. Congratulation to farmer and field staff for this. He issued instructions to bring more and more farmers under the cover of Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme. Issuing instructions to frame district level strategy for execution of action plan under Narmada Seva Mission, he said that appropriate protection should be extended to saplings planted alongside of Narmada river. The Chief Minister congratulated 181 officers for performing excellent in CM Help Line. It was informed that 371 services were included in Public Service Guarantee Rules. 121 services among them are online. He said that district wise review will be made in execution of public service delivery act.


aa MoS Shri Sarang celebrates daughter’s birthday by feeding poor
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 September 2017

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives, Bhopal gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation Shri Vishwas Sarang today celebrated his daughter’s birthday by feeding the poor at Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi, Shahjahani Park. Shri Sarang reached Rasoi along with his family to celebrate his daughter Bhumika’s birthday and served food to the poor. Shri Sarang obtained a receipt for Rs 5,000 for the food arranged for the poor at the Rasoi. The menu served to the poor included routine dal, vegetable, roti, rice along with kheer and sweets contributed by the Minister. Shri Sarang told that anyone can donate money and serve the poor in the Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana and participate in the pious work. Food is supplied at the rate of Rs 5 under the Yojana at the Rasoi. He said that he and his family were feeling very happy to have served the poor on their daughter’s birthday celebration.


aa Global level vocational training to be given with Germany’s support
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 September 2017

Students of Madhya Pradesh will be given international level vocational training with the support of Germany. Minister of State for Technical Education and Skill Development (Independent Charge), School Education and Labour Shri Deepak Joshi said this during his meeting with Project Director of G.I. Z Germany in India Shri Johannes Strittmatter. Shri Joshi said that Germany is the world’s biggest exporter on the basis of skilled man power. He said that state’s children will be imparted training through Germany so that they acquire skillfullness of international standards. Shri Joshi told that India has established friendly ties with Germany since the time of freedom struggle. Shri Strittmatter told that G.I.Z. company is working in total 130 countries of the world. In India it is working in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Rajasthan in the field of skill development. This company is affiliated with German government. He said that the machines are the same in all the places but only skill man power know how to use it in the best way. It may be noted here that CRISP in Bhopal had also been running with the support of Germany.
DFID Chief Shri Gavin McGillivray meets MoS Shri Joshi
Britain Minister Councillor Development For International Development (D.F.I.D) Shri Gavin McGillivray met Minister of State for Technical Education Shri Joshi. D.F.I.D is working with Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission for the last three years. Shri Joshi said that there is more need for skill development in sectors including Manufacturing, Agriculture, Solar Energy, Automobile and Tourism in the state. He said that work should be done in these sectors also apart from the sectors on priority. Director Skill Development Sanjiv Singh, CRISP CEO Shri Mukesh Sharma and other officers were also present during the meeting.


aa Workshop on ‘Nagron ko Swachh Banane ki Pahal’
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will felicitate urban bodies for outstanding contribution in Swachh Sarvekshan – 2017 at a programme to be organized in the Vidhan Sabha on September 7. It may be noted that 22 cities out of the 34 AMRUT cities have been successful in making a position among the country’s top 100 cities in Swachh Sarvekshan-2017. Indore acquired the first position followed by Bhopal on the second position. Among the cities awarded include India’s fastest city Rewa (Population – 10 lakh) and Khargone as fastest city with population below 2 lakh. Similarly Gwalior was selected as fastest city with over 10 lakh population in the west zone, Ujjain for the cleanest city with 2-10 lakh population in the west zone and Sagar for fastest city with 1-10 lakh population in west zone.
Preparation for Swachh Sarvekshan – 2018
A one-day workshop is being organized in the Vidhan Sabha for the preparations of ‘Nagron ko Swachh Banane ki Pahal -Swachh Sarvekshan – 2018’. Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh will inaugurate the workshop at 11 am. Among those who will attend the workshop are representatives of Government of India, Commissioners of the urban bodies, Chief Municipal Officers, Mayors, Chairmen and officers. Various municipal corporations will give a presentation of the work plan of Fecal Sludge Management, provisions of Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 and the role of Supervisor and Citizens Feedback in view of the Swachh Sarvekshan-2018.


aa Emotional Farewell to Ganpati Bappa
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan immersed Lord Shree Ganesh idol with deep respect and emotions at local Prempura Ghat. Shri Chouhan’s family and members of his private staff took part in the procession. The procession raising slogan “Ganpati Bappa Mourya Agle Baras Tu Jaldi Aa” proceeded from the CM House and reached immersion site at Prempura Ghat covering Polytechnic Square, Roshanpura, New Market, Mata Mandir, P&T Square and Nehru Nagar. CM Shri Chouhan and members of Bhajan mandli continued reciting praises for Ganpati Bappa and raised slogans in praise of Lord Shree Ganesh. Wife of the Chief Minister Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan, Mayor Bhopal Shri ALok Sharma, MLA Shri Surendranath Singh, President Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan and devotees in large number were present. Shree Ganesh idol was immersed with the Maha Aarti at Prempura Ghat. Smt. Sadhan Singh Chouhan distributed Prasad among the devotees. The entire atmosphere was filled with devotion and enthusiasm. The devotees expressed their devotion showering flower from place to place and raised slogans praising Lord Shree Ganesha.


aa Third Timescale salary to teachers on 30-year service completion
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that 25 percent posts would be reserved for guest faculty in the teachers’ recruitments. There will be a separate examination for them. Sports teachers will be included in the recruitment of teachers. Sports period will be mandatory in schools. Commission will be constituted for change in the current education system. Teachers who have completed thirty years of service will be given third time-scale pay-scale. Changes will be made in the designation on the basis of seniority. The categorized system of teachers will be be made integral. Shri Chouhan made these announcements while addressing a state-level teachers’ felicitation ceremony today organized at the Model School, T.T. Nagar by the Directorate of Public Instructions.
Contribution of Gurus incomparable
CM Shri Chouhan said that the contribution of Gurus is incomparable. While teachers show the right path of living to students, their guidance can make or destroy their life. Teacher is the spine of Rashtra Nirman, therefore teachers should be selected carefully. Teaching is an art in which the importance is not of figures but of the yearning to teach. If teacher makes education his mission, he will not pay attention to facilities, salary etc, it is such teachers who build a nation. On government teachers, he said teachers teaching in far-flung areas without facilities are working wonders. Children hailing from Mandla, Dindori, Dhar districts and belonging to Baiga tribe are getting selected in I.I.T and I.I.M.. More than half of government school children are under the laptop distribution scheme of the government. He said the teacher teaches the art of living and gives us new life. Several epics are full of the glory of Gurus. On the alternate teacher case he said that such rare incidents are a matter of shame for the entire teaching community. The Chief Minister called for removal of such wrong persons from the society. They should be committed towards building the future generation according to the making of new India. All arrangements for a respectable life for teachers will be made. Government has kept a budget of Rs 20 thousand crores for education.
Changes in Education system
Stressing on the need for change in education system, the Chief Minister said that education should not depend on the state. The system of education should be based on society. Teacher should not be dependent on anyone. Stressing on the need of pondering on the changes he said initiative must be taken in this direction in state. The system should be such that there should be no dearth of funds and education should be the responsibility of the society. Making of the education system should not be the work of political leaders or the government. While referring to the degradation of education system, Shri Chouhan told for inheritance of chaotic condition of the system like Shiksha Karmi and Gurujis at the bare minimum amount of Rs. 500. He mentioned that efforts are being made constantly for improvement. Describing the education system of ancient India, he said that teacher of Kouravas and Panadvas Guru Dronacharya had asked for thumb of poor Eklavya under the state sponsored education whereas equal education was provided to Krishna and Sudama at Ujjain Ashram of Guru Sandeepan under the society based system. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stressed on need for deliberations while giving example of best system of community based schools.
Recollected School Memories
Shri Chouhan mentioned that he is participating in the programme as an ex-student and he has pursued studies in class 9, 10 and 11 in this school. He has gained a quality of leadership from this school only. Referring to the president election of students union, he said that names head boy and head girl prevalent currently do not attract him. Remembering the former students, former teachers, Shri Ratanchand Jain, Shailbala Madam, Kashyap Sir, Koushik Madam, Telang Sir, Arora Sir and Bari Sir, Shri Chouhan stated that these teachers have developed his personality. Mentioning about his deep respect towards the teachers, he apprised himself about the sports arrangements and study tour and remembered incidents of Goa-Mumbai tour with bus drivers Rafique Bhai and Jameel Bhai. He was informed that a team of students are being sent for tour to Wagah border.
Do Not Kill Childhood
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the parents to give a thought on how they want to give life to the children. Do not make children like machines. Let natural and healthy development take place. Shri Chouhan while referring to the incidents of suicides due to frustration and western impact said that efforts are being made to impose ban on blue whale game. Parents, family, society and government all are responsible for this condition of children. He told for initiating step to eliminate the bags’ burden by making a team of teachers.
Do Not Play with Nature
Mentioning about the global environmental challenges of the present time, Shri Chouhan told not to play with nature. He said that fear prevails when nature plays.
Women Sanskrit School to be Opened
Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah said that a Women Sanskrit school is being opened in the state first time. Books on information about all the festivals of all the religions, societies and sections beside life character of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya and story of Tiranga have been prepared. Forty thousand teachers will be recruited soon. Efforts are being made to construct computer lab., smart class and air conditioned auditorium in all the school of excellence. Constant efforts are being made to provide good academic atmosphere to the students. Minister of State for School Education Shri Deepak Joshi urged the teachers that 90 percent and 15 percent result at different places is utmost worrisome. Concrete efforts are required to end this. He further mentioned that steps are being taken to bring all the teachers on one platform. Teachers should commit themselves as not employees but as the builders of the state.
Honour to Teachers besides their Devotion
Minister of State for SC-ST Development Shri Lalsingh Arya mentioned that honour to teacher is like an honour to school and their devotion. Good students will build new India. Referring to the efforts made by the state government for qualitative education for children belonging to poor and weaker section, he said that students of remote areas and poor are pursuing studies abroad today. Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gour Mukherjee informed that these honours have been conferred to the teachers who have contributed their best in class education, sports training, girls education and school upgradation. She further informed that a platform is being made available soon for teachers to share views, experiences and problems in which the teachers themselves will provide solutions to the problems. Teachers are foundation pillars in the education system. An advance training programme has been prepared for their skill development to enable them to cooperate actively for enhancement of inquisitiveness among the students. In the programme, 13 teachers were honoured with Rashtriya Shikshak Puraskar 2015, 51 teachers with State level Shikshak Samman-2017 and teachers who have bagged first, second and third positions in Rashtriya Shikshak Sangoshthi. At the beginning programme was inaugurated by garlanding idol of Maa Sarswati and picture of former President Late Sarvapalli Radhakrsihnan and lighting a lamp. Chairman Board of Secondary Education Shri S. R. Mohanty, vice Chairman Shri Bhagirath Kumrawat, teachers and eminent citizens were present in the programme.


aa Tour programme of Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 September 2017

Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis will hold a meeting in Burhanpur on September 6 in connection with problems related to forest range. Smt. Chitnis will take part in a public grievance redressal camp at Ichchapur village on September 7. The same day she will begin the free pink driving license distribution to children and women after taking part in the Medhavi Chaatra Samman Samaroha.


aa Tour programme of MoS Shri Deepak Joshi
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 September 2017

Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge), School Education and Shajapur District in charge Shri Deepak Joshi will take part in the ‘Sankalp se Siddhi campaign in Shajapur on September 7. Shri Joshi will take part in various local programmes and later will halt for the night at Gulana village after taking part in a Jan-Samvad there. Shri Joshi will take part in various local programmes after attending a meeting of the District Planning Committee on September 8. He will return to Dewas the same night.


aa Take temporary power connections for decoration
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 September 2017

Madhya Pradesh Purva, Madhya and Paschim Kshetra Power Distribution Company has appealed to the Dharmik Utsav Samitis and power consumers to take temporary electricity connections as per rules for decoration purpose in tents and tableaus during Ramleela, Durgotsav, Garba, Dandia and Moharram. The power connection will be meter-based. The billing for the temporary connection will be based on the current domestic rate. For this a pucca receipt should be obtained after depositing advance amount for estimated power consumer and security deposit apart from the electricity charge as shown in the application. Utsav Samitis have been urged to celebrate the festival with full enthusiasm and as per tradition. They should contribute in energy conservation by saving at least 25 percent in the power to be use in the test and outside in the ground, road etc. Electricity consumers should apply for temporary connections by showing the correct and coordinated electricity charge fixed at the office of the Assistant Engineer’s office at the company’s nearest distribution centre for power decorations in tents and tableaus. The samitis and consumers will have to give a written assurance not to make use of more electricity applied for and will attach the test report of the licensee power contractor with the application. Wiring work etc. should be carried out by the power contractor. Only wires with good immunity should be used. Wrap proper insulation tapes round the joints. The wires should be kept away from curtains and wood. Do not use additional load other than the applied power load for decoration etc. Do not use power in an unauthorised manner. Power distribution companies have warned that power overloading can lead to burning of transformers and related accidents. Due to adverse effects on transmission and distribution system there is a possibility of darkness. The samitis have been told that on unauthorized use of power, action would be taken against the consumer and related power contractor under Electricity Act 2003. Besides the license of power contractor might also be cancelled. Power consumers have been urged to follow power security regulations mandatorily for construction of tableaus and power decoration.


aa Prepare Short Term Plan Taking into Account Rainfall’s Condition: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a thoughtful practical work plan should be prepared to double the income of farmers. Moreover, short term emergency schemes should be prepared for areas being affected by scanty rainfall and no rainfall at all. Make proper arrangements for water storage assessing the water requirement for irrigation and drinking. All the measures should be taken at war footing to preserve the flowing water. Similarly, in the same context, the other departments linked with the agriculture like power, horticulture, irrigation and P.H.E. etc. must ensure necessary action before time. Shri Chouhan issued these directives while chairing the Krishi Cabinet Meeting held at Mantralaya today. Shri Chouhan stated that interest should be developed among the farmers towards farmers’ conventions. Complete detail regarding preparations for doubling the income should be provided. Success story of farmers taking alternate crops with detail should be given in effective manner. Inform them about the use of soil health card. Outlets for sale of organic produces should be opened besides its certification. Along with paddy procurement, make concrete arrangements for registration under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana (Price Differnece Payment Scheme). Moreover, Shri Chouhan issued instructions for establishing big units of food processing at panchayat level. He also told for encouraging shed net house farming on the occasion. Shri Chouhan directed for making efforts to make the state first in wheat production per hectare by setting a target. Furthermore, he laid emphasis for focus on areas situated on the banks of river Narmada under the agro forestry expansion programme.
Decisions taken in Krishi Cabinet
A unanimous decision was taken in the krishi cabinet that custom hiring centers should be established under the Kisan Santan Udhyami yojana. Farmers’ conventions should be organized from September 30 to October 15. Also state level workshop of scientists and officers taking part in the conventions should be organized. Information regarding intent and importance of conventions should be given to all the concerned. Moreover, farmers should be encouraged to sell straw in areas where farmers used to burn crops remainders. Custom processing centers should be opened at each block head quarters. These should be utilized for encouraging other entrepreneurs and their training. Moreover, training of beekeeping should be encouraged and in addition kisan bazaars should be established in 378 urban bodies. Consent in principle was given for new scheme for establishing custom hiring centers of primary food processing and price stabilization.
Productivity of 8 Crops become More than National Productivity
Principal Secretary Shri Rajesh Rajora gave presentation of agriculture department in the meeting. Information was given on roadmap for doubling the farmers’ income and its implementation status during the last 18 months . He informed that Madhya Pradesh holds first position in organic certification process in the country under grams, soybean, total pulses crops, oil seeds crops, guava and tomatoes. Organic cotton, soybean and wheat are being produced in the state. Productivity target fixed for millet, arhar, urad and moong has been achieved in the year 2016-17 itself in comparison to the target of 2022 for productivity of Kharif crops. Similarly, the productivity of rabi crops like barley and brown lentil has become more in the year 2016-17 keeping in view the productivity target of 2022. Productivity of 8 crops i.e. soybean, gram, red gram, green gram, maize, millet and cotton has become more than the national productivity. Madhya Pradesh has achieved remarkable achievements in agriculture research. Genetic variety of yellow mosaic virus proof soybean and soybean seeds of mechanic variety has been developed in the state first time in the country.
E-Mandi for Fruits and Vegetables to be Made in State
Presentation of Horticulture department was given by the Principal Secretary Shri Ashok Varnval. He informed that a modern e-mandi will be established in PPP mode at Indore for fruits and vegetables in the form of international market. Total 25 renowned subject experts have been listed for consultancy services towards horticulture crops and for increasing productivity with the help of modern techniques. Moreover, total 509 fruits and 597 vegetables clusters have been selected for cluster based development. Under the cluster, horticulture crops have been developed in total 42 thousand 252 hectare land till date. One third target has been achieved during 2 years in comparison to the target of 5 years. 2 lakh 23 thousand 57 hectare area has been covered under the fruits, vegetables, spices, flowers, medicinal plants and aromatic crops.
Prime Minister Describes Agriculture Progress as Remarkable
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan informed that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has described the agriculture development of Madhya Pradesh as remarkable. He said that the Prime Minister has praised the agriculture progress of Madhya Pradesh during the Chief Ministers’ meeting and said that the state’s progressing is amazing. Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Malayya, Minister for Forest Shri Gaurishankar Shejwar, Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Rustam Singh, Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar gupta, Minister for Energy Shri Paraschandra Jain, Minister of State for Narmada Valley Development Shri Lalsingh Arya and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present in the meeting.


aa All main roads in State should be in better conditions for traffic: Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed that all the main roads and district roads in the state should be in better condition for traffic. Necessary repairing works should be carried out for this. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave this directive in a review meeting of Public Works Department here today. It was informed in the meeting that 3,799 km roads and 85 bridges were constructed by the Public Works Department in last one year and 3,700 km of roads were reconstructed. About Rs 2,766 crore were spent on the work. Public Works Department Minister Shri Rampal Singh was also present there. In the meeting, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that plan should be made to generate resources for roads’ construction. District mining fund should be used for road construction in tribal dominated districts. Fund available with Rural Development Department should be used for construction of short roads in rural area. Required fund will be allotted for repairing of roads. It was informed in the meeting that major district roads of 900 km have been constructed by spending Rs 1440 crore under CRF and other schemes. Similarly, 1365 km roads have been constructed by the cost of Rs 2061 crore in the fourth phase of ADB. Maintenance of 23395 km roads is being carried out by the department in rural areas. Damaged parts of 2611 km of newly declared national highways are being constructed. Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Shri AP Shrivastava, Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, Shri Pramod Agrawal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Varnawal, Managing Director of State Road Development Authority, Shri Manish Rastogi, and engineer-in-chief, PWD, Shri Akhilesh Agrawal were present in the meeting


aa Explore Possibilities for Electric Vehicles in Transport Services
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan issued directives for exploring possibilities to use electric vehicles in city transport services. He mentioned that Madhya Pradesh must attain first position in the country in Ease of Doing Business. Shri Chouhan was deliberating with the officers on Ease of Doing Business after meeting the investors at Mantralaya today.
Investors Meet CM Shri Chouhan
CM Shri Chouhan was called on by Chairman Avantha Group Shri Gautam Thapar, Promoter of Chhindwara Plus Developers Ltd. Shri Kamal Agrawal, Shri Sudhir Agrawal and Shri Siddhartha of Sagar Manufacturing. Shri Chouhan was apprised about the progress of the projects and future strategies. CM Shri Chouhan assured them that all the facilities and concession which are declared by the state government will be provided to them. Moreover, he directed the officials to present the amendment proposals before the cabinet if necessary.
Perform Best in Ease of Doing Business
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan observed the presentation of Ease of Doing Business. He said that the state must perform best in the Ease of Doing Business. A comparative report should be presented with all the relative information of the states which have performed best in the past. It was informed that 82 percent target has been achieved till June under the works of Ease of Doing Business. Remaining 17 percent will be achieved shortly. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industries Shri Mohammad Suleman, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra and Secretary Shri Hariranjan Rao were present in the meeting.


aa CM Shri Chouhan offers prayers at Sri Badhwale Ganesh temple with family
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the Shri Badh Wale Ganesh temple on the banks of the river Betwa in Vidisha along with family and offered prayers. He took part in the Sundarkand at the temple premises and narrate doha-choupais also. He took part in the Havan Yagya at the temple accompanied by Smt. Sadhana Singh offered purnahuti. The Chief Minister also served food and Prasad to kanyas at the bhandara (community lunch) organised in the temple premises. Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh Rajput, Minister of State Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Vidisha Nagar Palika President Shri Mukesh Tandon, District Panchayat President Shri Toran Singh Dangi, Cooperative Bank President Shri Shyamsundar Sharma, public representatives and elite citizens were also present on the occasion.
Donation of food- the biggest donation
On the 35th foundation day of the Public Bhojnalaya in Vidisha, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that offering food the hungry is the biggest donation in this era. Social workers have been extending this service dedicatedly for the last several years. He said that serving food at the rate of Re 1 to attendants accompanying patients at the hospital premises is itself a remarkable service. Shri Chouhan said that this public bhojnalaya is the inspiration behind the State’s Deendayal Rasoi Yojana. Addressing Padmashri Shri Sanjeev Kapoor who was also present during the programme, the Chief Minister told Shri Kapoor to as sist in spreading the state’s delicacies at the national-international level. Government will extend all possible help to him, he assured. Shri Kapoor said that he had never seen any sanstha serving food with so much love. There should be more such public bhojanalayas. He said that he considered it his good fortune to do his bit for Madhya Pradesh. CM Shri Chouhan released a book ‘After God’ based on health services in the programme. Sanstha president Shri Mohan Agarwal, office-bearers, public representatives and elite citizens were present during the programme.


aa Pilgrims to get chance to re-visit pilgrimages
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that pilgrims who have completed five years of Teerth-Darshan Yatra will get a chance to revisit pilgrim spots. Two lakh devotees will be taken for Teerth-Darshan every year under the scheme. Number of trains will be increased as per need. Pilgrims will be given kit of essential items during the yatra. A brochure containing the information about the historical and cultural importance of the destination spot will be given to them. Adjacent holy places will be coordinated in the route along with the main spot. Journeys will be organized in packages. If MLAs wish to accompany devotees on pilgrimages, they will be included. Other holy places will also be included after discussion with religious leaders. Shri Chouhan was addressing a ceremony organized on the completion of five years of Mukhya Mantri Teerth-Darshan Yojana at Muktakash in Ravindra Bhavan today. The Chief Minister instructed to make necessary changes through discussion to improve facilities being given for the yatra. CM Shri Chouhan said that the aim of Teerth-Darshan Yojana is to facilitate senior citizens who wish to visit pilgrim spots. Holy places are religious centres where the mind and intellect become pure and inspire to do good deeds. The joy of visiting pilgrimages is ultimate compared to worldly pleasures, which is why all religious festivals are celebrated at the CM residence. Religion gives pure and true happiness. He said that the respect of senior citizens is the base of Indian culture. The Chief Minister presented bouquets to 5 senior men and women each symbolic of the honour of pilgrims at the onset of the programme. He held a discussion with them and took information about their experiences. He congratulated the department for effective implementation of the scheme. Religious Trust and Endowment Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia told that 5 lakh 3 thousand senior citizens have completed teerth-darshan under the 5-year scheme period.. Nearly 503 rail journeys were organized for the teerth-darshan. He said that the government was working like the Indian mythological character Shravan Kumar by taking senior men and women for pilgrimages, many of whom might not even have imagined to have got this chance. Mahant Shri Chandrama Das said that every individual has the desire to visit pilgrim spots. Government’s effort to make this dream possible for people without resources is indeed commendable. He thanked the government for their efforts on behalf of all religious leaders for this initiative. The programme began with the Madhya Pradesh song. Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MLAs Shri Surendra Nath Singh, Shri Vishnu Khatri, Shri Rameshwar Sharma and Shri Brijesh Lunawat, religious leaders and senior citizens were present on the occasion.


aa Advocates should come forward for justice to poor and needy persons
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 September 2017

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra told advocates to come forward to procure justice for persons belonging to the poor and weaker sections of the society. Give free legal advice to the needy, he said. The Public Relations Minister was addressing the oath-taking ceremony of District Bar Association members at Datia today. Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra announced construction of a communiy hall for advocates in the new Collectorate Bhavan for the district on the occasion and extended best wishes to the newly-elected office bearers for their new responsibility. District and Sessions Judge Smt. Sunita Yadav administered oath to the newly-elected office-bearers of the District Bar Association. MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, Madhya Pradesh State Bar Council members -Shri Jaiprakash Mishra, Shri Jitendra Sharma, Shri Prabal Pratap Singh Solanki, Shri Ankur Modi, Special Judge Shri D.K. Shrivastava, A.D.J Shri Hitendra Dwivedi and Smt. Rekha Markam took part in the programme '


aa Society should come forward to make principle of “live and let live” universal
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan called upon people to make intensive efforts at the social level to make the principle of ‘Live and Let Live’ universal and acceptable to all. He said that the elite of the society must come forward to create awareness in the society in this direction. Shri Chouhan was addressing the ‘Forgiveness day’ programme organized at Campion School today under the aegis of Shri Jain Shwetamber Sakal Samiti, Bhopal. The Chief Minister asked for forgiveness at the programme and felicitated ascetics Shri Shital Kothari, Shri Ashok Nahata and Shri Vishal Bafna. Mumbai’s religious worker Shri Girish Bhai Shah was also in town to take part in the programme. The CM said if everyone adopts the principle of Ahinsa Parama Dharma, there would be eternal peace in the world and all chaos and fights will be over. He said that only one who has won over himself can forgive others, he is a Mahaveer. CM Shri Chouhan stressed on the need to save and educate girls and informed about the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Chhatra Yojana. He said that women have reservation in government jobs. Shri Chouhan invited those present to attend the Forgiveness Day programme to be organized at the CM House. The programme began with garlanding of Prabhu Parshavanath’s statue and memento’s were gifted to guests. Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, State BJP Vice-President Shri Brijesh Lunawat, Sakal Sangh Sachiv Shri Pradip Luniya, Shri Rahul Kothari and large number of Shri Jain Shwetamber Samaj members were present on the occasion.


aa Integral humanism is the basic mantra behind all joys of life
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 September 2017

Speaking at the Kushabhau Thakre Memorial lecture series organized on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Avdhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa here today Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that integral humanism is the basic mantra behind all the joys of life. Expressing his views on Ekatma Manavvad Utkrishta Bharat Shri Chouhan said that the resolve to build a new India can be fulfilled by imbibing nature. He said that the principle of integral humanism given by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, is to work for the welfare of the person on the tail-end of the society. In our democracy also, the principle of “Janata ka-Janata ke liye” has been implemented and Sare Jahan se achcha Hindustan hamara is its outcome. Shri Chouhan said that Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya had taught us that we can stay happy by following the path of Bharatiya Darshan, thoughts and thinking. The joy of body, heart, intellect and soul is what makes man happy. He said that economic empowerment is must for Utkrisht Bharat Nirman. Thus we should make an effort to increase GDP growth rate. The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has implemented important schemes for the country’s economic strengthening. Such campaigns, programmes and schemes are being run in Madhya Pradesh so that the state could be made resourceful. CM Shri Chouhan announced to open Bagheli language department in Avdhesh Pratap Singh University, Kushabhau Thakre Vidya Kendra, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya research centre and duly running of the Happiness Department in the University. The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of construction works worth Rs 9 crore 61 lakhs on the occasion. Shri Chouhan planted saplings in the university premises. Enforcing upon the subject at the lecture series, senior thinker and social worker Shri Bhagwat Sharan Mathur called upon the people to become a participant in the building a new India through integral humanism. Late Deendayal Upadhyaya considered the service of the poor on the basis of spiritual Varna Vyavastha (Four classes of Society) as the basic foundation. This is the eternal truth. At the onset, Vice-Chancellor Professor K.N. Singh Yadav gave information about the activities conducted by the university. Professor S.L. Agrawal read out the biography of Kushabhau Thakre. Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, MP Shri Janardhan Mishra, Mayor Sushri Mamta Gupta, District Panchayat President Shri Abhay Mishra, MLA Shrimati Neelam Mishra, Shri Narayan Tripathi, Shri Ramlal Rautel, eminent personalities, elite and students were present during the programme. Guests were honoured with shawls, sreephal and mementos at the conclusion of the programme.


aa Cadre system to be implemented in Cooperatives Department: MoS Shri Sarang
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 September 2017

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang said that cadre system will be implemented in the Cooperatives Department. This will open the doors for promotions of employees and will bring transparency in their working. Minister of State Shri Sarang was addressing a sammelan of representatives of cooperatives at Mandla today. MoS Shri Sarang said that cooperatives are becoming a movement with the feeling of public welfare. Cooperatives play a significant role in the development of the state. He said that state government is committed to make agriculture a beneficial profession through cooperatives. Not only is the government making loans available at zero percent interest for the farmers but 10 percent grant is also being given on the loan. Its positive results have started to surface. He said that godowns and committee offices will be constructed as and when need arises. Rajya Sabha member Smt. Sampatiya Uike, District Panchayat President Smt. Saraswati Marawi, MLA Shri Rampyare Kulaste, Shri Ratan Thakur, District Panchayat Vice-President Shri Shailesh Mishra, Sahakari Bank President Shri Shobhit Marawi besides other public representatives were present at the sammelan.


aa Redressal of cases related to Revenue Department through “Uttara” app
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 September 2017

The “Uttara” app has been made for prompt redressal of issues related to Revenue Department. Through this app, applications for demarcation, batankan, namantaran, caste certificate and others can be made online. The obtained applications will be redressed within the prescribed time limit and a message will be sent to the registered mobile number. Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta took information about the functioning of the app. He said that the information of documents to be attached with the different applications should be available in the app.
“Uttara app”
The District Collector will be able to view the status of pending, prevalent and cancelled applications of the district simultaneously through this app. Important instructions related to pending applications will now be able to be given to concerned officials. Officers in charge will also be able to obtain online information about the status of solved and pending applications category wise and take action accordingly. Apart from the category wise application dash board, another dash-board has been given for the patwari in the “Uttara” app. All applications related to demarcation, batankan, namantaran, caste certificates etc. will be available in it. Action will be taken by the patwari on the applications within the time limit and will be uploaded online. By clicking on the reply button given in the inventory, the information of the action taken by the concerned officer on the application will be given.


aa CM Shri Chouhan extends greetings on Eid
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Chouhan extended greetings to the people of the state on Eid-ul-Zuha. In a message Shri Chouhan said that Eid-ul-Zuha is a festival of faith and dedication towards God. The festival gives the message of harmony and sacrifice. It is a symbol of sympathy and brotherhood. It is an opportunity to promote truth and kindness. CM Shri Chouhan has appealed to the people to celebrate the festival in harmony.


aa British High Commission delegation meets CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 September 2017

A delegation of the British High Commission met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Making a mention of the close ties between India and Britain under Commonwealth, the Chief Minister stressed on the need to strengthen the mutual support with British High Commission in the education sector and upgradation of urban poor slums in the state. Shri Chouhan said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given a new direction to the efforts to strengthen the ties between the two countries. In a meeting with the British High Commission Shri Chouhan said that there are abundant possibilities of support in cultural, educational, sports and tourism activities. The growth rate in state has reached 10 percent. For the last 5 years, the agriculture growth rate is stagnant on an average 20 percent. On the efforts for building a new Madhya Pradesh as per Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s concept of making of a new India till year 2022, Shri Chouhan said that efforts are being made to ensure economic development of all categories in Madhya Pradesh. Special initiative has been taken for women empowerment in state. Fifty percent reservation has been fixed for women in local bodies as a result of which 56 percent women have been elected. Women have been given 33 percent reservation in government jobs (except Forest Department) and 50 percent in teachers’ jobs. These efforts have increased women’s participation in power. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that schemes like Ladli Lakshmi have been launched in the state so that women become more confident and to bring about a social change. Mentioning the “Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh” programme to connect the society with the efforts to ensure quality of education, CM Shri Chouhan said that more than 2 lakh 15 thousand elite are already connected with schools and children. They have been extending support in improving the condition of schools. These include political leaders, journalists, officers, traders and businesspersons. Enlightening on the possibilities of working together in the education field, Shri Chouhan said that knowledge of English increases global possibilities of employment. More work can be done in this direction in the rural areas of the state. Efforts are on to upgrade the universities. Indore University is being upgraded. Focusing on tourism sector, the Chief Minister mentioned the cultural and historic wealth of the state. British High Commission’s Minister of Cultural Affairs Shri Allan Gemmell told Chief Minister Shri Chouhan that this is his second visit to Bhopal. Terming the Tribal Museum one of the best museums in the world, he said he is greatly impressed. Shri Gemmell urged for support to invite British tourists to the state. He also told about the support being given for English training to primary teachers and for research and English teaching system in higher education. He gave information about the English skill enhancement projects for the team related with judicial system, machinery and tourism and expected support from the state government in these areas. He said that the delegation is highly impressed with the progress of development and social security schemes in Madhya Pradesh. The delegation comprised British Deputy High Commission Director West India Sushri Helen Sylvester, Senior Regional Advisor Madhya Pradesh Shri Yash Mehra and Partnership Head Shri Varnan D’souza.


aa Group song of Vande Mataram concludes at Patel Park
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 September 2017

The national song Vande Mataram was today sung collectively at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park in the Mantralaya. Police band presented melodious music on the occasion. Among those who were present during the Vande Mataram song were Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A. P. Shrivastava besides officers and employees of the Mantralaya, Satpura and Vindhyachal Bhavan.


aa Special police constable recruitment campaign to be launched for Sahariya, Bhariya, Baiga tribal youths: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a special campaign will be launched for recruitment of police constables for Sahariya, Bhariya and Baiga tribal youths. They will be able to skip the written examination of VYAPAM. The candidates will be selected in the basis of merit and will also be entrusted with the operation of mines. A campaign will be launched to remove illegal encroachments from their land and make pucca houses available to them. Separate employment fairs will be organised for them. The Chief Minister was addressing members of Sahariya, Bhariya and Baiga Sangathan at his residence. Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh was also present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that government will support those lagging behind in the race for development. Government will leave no stone unturned in making opportunities available to them so that they too can live respectably. Shri Chouhan called for making the organization strong. As per availability, the Superintendents and Wardens of ashrams and hostels appointed will be from the scheduled tribes. He assured that the fair price of forest produce will be made available for the collector. Giving information about the arrangement for purchase of forest produce on support price, the Chief Minister said that these tribal forest produce collectors are being provided shoes and slippers under the Charan Paduka Yojana and with thermal bottles of cold drinking water in the forest. Shri Chouhan said that compensation-deprived residents of 28 rehabilitated villages of Palpur Kuno Sanctuary will be compensated within coming two months and this will be duly monitored by the Divisional Commissioner. CM Shri Chouhan said that the illegal encroachers on the land belonging to Sahariya-Bhariya and Baiga tribes will be forcefully removed for which a special campaign will be launched. Ilegal transport of minerals will not be tolerated. Arrangement is being made to run mines through the scheduled tribes so that youths get employment. Special provision will be made for this. He said that in case of any information about grabbing land from these poor persons belonging to the scheduled tribes against loans, they will be forced to give the land back to them. He said that sale of illicit liquor will be sternly prohibited. Those found selling liquor illegally will be penalized. A campaign to free the society of addictions will be launched. Stern action will be taken on any information about forced labour. Shri Chouhan said that relying only on government jobs and farming to remove poverty is not possible. Employment should be generated through animal husbandry and other industries and professions. Youths should acquire ITI training also so that new employment and self-employment opportunities are generated. He said that the government has launched the Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana in which government is providing the guarantee of loans from Rs 50,000 upto Rs 10 lakhs. A grant of 15 percent and 5 percent interest subsidy till 5 years is given. The Chief Minister said that youths of these tribes become job givers rather than job seekers. He said that detailed information about the expectations and hopes of Bhariya, Sahariya and Baiga tribes at a meeting to be organized in Sheopur and Karahal soon.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Greets People on Eid uz Zuha
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 September 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra extended greetings and best wishes to the people of the state on the festival of Eid uz Zuha. Dr. Mishra in his message said that Eid uz Zuha festival is a symbol of harmony and brotherhood.


aa BSF Director General Shri Sharma meets CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 Aug, 2017

Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) Shri K.K. Sharma today met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his residence. He invited the Chief Minister to take part in the convocation parade of the Director General/Inspector General Conference and Academy to be organized in Border Security Force Academy Tekanpur. On the occasion Special Director General Border Security Force Shri A.P. Maheshwari and other officers were also present.


aa Revenue Minister Shri Gupta administered oath to
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 Aug, 2017

Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta administered oath to the newly-elected office-bearers of the students union of Model Higher Secondary School, Tatya Tope Nagar, Bhopal. Shri Gupta offered badges and slashes to the students. Shri Utkarsh Tiwari was elected Head Boy, Ku. Ankita Virle Head Girl, Shri Virendra Singh Vice-Head Boy and Ku. Harshita Chouhan Vice Head Girl. Revenue Minister Shri Gupta said that if the goal is fixed, intentions are clear and a strong will to hardwork, nothing can stop success. He told the students union office-bearers to fulfil the promises made to the students and if need arises even he would extend help. Shri Gupta said that Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has been an ex-student of Model School, has achieved success in ensuring integrated development of the state with his firm determination. He told that there is a remarkable hike in the agriculture growth rate and GDP. Shri Gupta gave away awards given by Dainik Bhaskar group to talented students in the memory of teacher Shri Magwani. He gave away awards to Shri Rajnish, Shri Ritik Verma, Ku, Anjali Choudhury, Ku. Mohini Soni, Shri Keshav Verma, Shri Shivansh Gupta, Ku. Shweta Jadoun and Ku, Kajal Jain. Nagar Nigam Bhopal Chairman Dr, Surjit Singh Chouhan lauded the election process. Principal Shri Shyam Kumar Reniwal informed about the school’s activities. Students presented a cultural programme.


aa CM’s gesture gets Ajay Kumar another chance for constable recruitment exam
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan is known in the state for his generosity and compassionate nature. Due to his compassion, Ajay Kumar who could not appear for the Police Constable recruitment exam on August 23, 2017, has got another chance. Being five minutes late, Ajay Kumar could not appear for the police constable recruitment exam held on August 23, 2017. Ajay sent a mail to the Chief Minister in this connection. He requested the CM to allow him another chance to appear for the coming examination to be organized by the Professional Examination Board. Reacting to the mail, CM Shri Chouhan instructed the Principal Secretary Technical Education Department to give another chance to Ajay Kumar and other candidates like him. As per CM’s instructions, the Technical Education Department has decided that the examination will now be held again by the Professional Examination Board on coming September 19/20. All eligible candidates who could not for some reason appear for the examination held between August 19 and 23 can now appear for the examination. New exam admit cards are being issued for such candidates. These candidates can download the new admit cards for the examination from the Professional Examination Board website, ten days before the exam. Overwhelmed by CM Shri Chouhan’s gesture, Ajay Kumar has thanked him and is now preparing with renewed dedication for the exam


aa Rs 5 crore aid to Bihar flood victims from Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 Aug, 2017

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang today entrusted a cheque of Rs 5 crores on behalf of Madhya Pradesh government for flood victims to Bihar Chief Minister Shri Nitish Kumar in Patna. Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Shri Sushil Kumar Modi and MLA Shri Sanjeev Chourasia were also present on the occasion. MoS Shri Sarang who reached Patna on the directives of CM Shri Chouhan informed Bihar Chief Minister Shri Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Shri Sushil Modi about various schemes being run in Madhya Pradesh for farmers welfare and development. MoS Shri Sarang told Shri Kumar that Agriculture Development Rate of Madhya Pradesh was constantly on the rise. Madhya Pradesh government has made effective efforts for environment and river conservation. Shri Sarang also told about the programmes being run to strengthen Gramin Sahakari Saakh Samitis and to increase activities of cooperatives and related institutions in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Sarang gave information about other schemes run by various departments and spoke in favour of fast developing Madhya Pradesh to Bihar CM Shri Nitish Kumar. Shri Kumar lauded various schemes of MP and thanked Madhya Pradesh for its assistance to Bihar flood victims.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Hands Over Auto Keys to Father of Brave Youth Late Shri Deepak Sahu
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan handed over keys of auto (3 wheeler) to Shri Kailash Sahu father of a brave youth late Shri Deepak Sahu to make their both ends meet at CM House today. He told to Shri Kailash Sahu and his wife that government is ready to provide them assistance at every step. It may be mentioned that late Shri Deepak sacrificed his life while saving many lives during flooding in Rajeev Nagar, Bhopal in the month of July last year. During this courageous feat, he lost his life. He saved as many as 20 lives within 2 and half hours time. Shri Kailash Sahu father of late Shri Deepak drives an auto. MLA Smt. Parul Sahu of Surkhi assembly constituency district Sagar has provided an amount of Rs. 75 thousand from her salary and bought him the auto with the help of the members of the Sahu Community. CM Shri Chouhann told Shri Kailash Sahu and his wife that every assistance will be provided to them. State President B.J.P. Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Senior Office Bearers of the party were present on the occasion.


aa Conduct Innovations According to Local Circumstances While Implementing Works
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 Aug, 2017

Informing about the priorities of the state government to the Collectors, the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan told the collectors to administer effective administrative system. he further mentioned that active revenue administration, housing schemes, poor welfare, weaker sections' programmes, land lease law, corruption free governance, quality health services, education and economic empowerment of women self-help groups, skill development and employment, doubling agriculture income and best implementation of digital India programmes are the priorities of the government. Beside this, Shri Chouhan gave instructions for effective activities by conducting Kisan Sammelan between September 15 to 30, Rozgar Sammelans from November 11 to 30, Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan from September 15 to October 2, Tourism Promotion from October 6 to 25, Financial incorporation from September 25 to October 4 and by conducting campaign of women self-help groups from December 01 to February 2018. Moreover, Shri Chouhan also directed the Superintendents of Police to give utmost priority to law and order situation and to undertake effective prohibitory measures in advance in coordination of administrative officers. CM Shri Chouhan told the Collectors to develop effective, planned, instant result oriented functioning style for best performance in the top priority sectors of the government besides successful functioning of general responsibilities. Conduct innovation according to the local circumstances. Monthly progress should be sent to the government. On this basis, objective assessment would be made while evaluating officers. Utilise officers for better and instant results. Emphasizing on need to give utmost priority to the revenue administration, he told the officers for redressing all the undisputed cases till November 15. A punitive action will be taken after the due date. Fix the date and time of the revenue courts and officers should be present in the courts. Do not depute employees on V.I.P. duties on these dates. Ensure effective implementation of poor welfare programmes. In context to land lease rule, identify families residing in the district in the month of September which have and do not have lease deeds and also identify those people who are dwelling at improper places. Legal land rights will be made available for residences of landless families of the state between October to December. People residing at improper places will be shifted to proper places with respect. Moreover, Shri Chouhan told for giving top priority to Prime Minister hopusing scheme. He mentioned that the state tops in this scheme’s implementation. Work should not slow down. Examine the utility of Gramin Awas Mission. Shri Chouhan told to gain trust of the people by making better use and effective action under the CM helpline, public service guarantee act, jan sunwai and samadhan online. He directed to undertake instant prohibitory actions in the field of law and order. He inspired to work as a team while interacting constantly with the police officers. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan told that a list of corrupt employees and officers should be sent to the government to ensure corruption free administration so that action as per the rules should be taken for compulsory retirement besides their removal from the services. Such action will also be taken at state level. He laid special emphasis for making the efforts of weaker section upliftment more effective. Shri Chouhan told for constant monitoring of the Prime Minister’s Mission Antodaya. He informed that 5 thousand 500 gram panchayats have to be made poverty free till 2019. Similarly, pace of works being carried out for doubling the farmers income should not slow down. He stressed on need for agriculture produces price stabilisation by Udhyami yojana being implemented for farmers’ children , custom processing and establishment of hiring centers. Describing the farmers’ convention to be held at block head quarters for doubling the farmers’ income as important initiative, he stated that interaction between the farmers and scientists should be fixed as guideline for the success of these programmes. Referring to Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh, CM Shri Chouhan laid emphasis on need for initiative towards quality in education. Informing about the women self-help group conventions’ experiences, he described the groups as an effective inspirational source of socio-economic change. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan encouraged for taking innovative initiatives of their effective and positive use utilisation of their products in government schemes, products selling places and marketing arrangements. He mentioned that there are One lakh 87 thousand women self-help groups in the state and 22 lakh families are connected with these groups. Their economic activities will accelerate the pace of state’s economy. He told to hold deliberations with the bankers and their participation in district level conventions. Beside this, Shri Chouhan directed for innovative efforts regarding monitoring regular functioning of aaganbadis in malnutrition affected areas, for providing nutritious meals from 2 to 3 times in a day, availability of nutritious food etc. Moreover, he told to work with strategic skills to tackle seasonal diseases. He also directed for constant monitoring on proper availability, arrangements of doctors, resources besides manpower should be maintained and free tests, medicines distribution, medical services, dialysis etc. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan told that the programmes of skill development and employment should be made more effective. I.T.Is. should function well. He laid emphasis to pay heed on providing employment or self-employment to the trainees. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the Technical Education department has prepared a data base by registering 6 lakh 75 thousand trained candidates. Utilise this, by benefiting talented needy youth under this scheme. Moreover, he encouraged to make one city and one gram panchayat cashless in order to boost Digital India. He laid stress on wide use of Bhim App by preparing a scheme, efforts for online payment benefit transfers, for constant monitoring of insurance schemes while accelerating the pace of financial incorporation. Shri Chouhan stated that all the divisional commissioner should review the progress of all the priorities during next month holding meeting at Bhopal. He issued directives for monitoring of identified activities of 23 departments of 16 districts situated on the banks of river Narmada, monitoring on training of Narmada Seva Samitis and Narmada Sevaks, monthly review and to send monthly report to the planning, economic and statistics department. Shri Chouhan directed that a work plan should be prepared and sent to the state government for approval for better utilisation of amount available with the collectors under the mineral fund. Moreover, he told that a report as of September 30 should be sent from districts lacking in rainfall till October 15. Collectors have been informed that the report should be sent according to the manual of December 2016 by holding district level meetings. Directives to Superintendent of Police Furthermore, Shri Chouhan said that work should be carried out in coordination. Police should be seen at sensitive areas, public places and on roads. Regular meetings of peace committees should be held. Intellectuals of all the communities should be included in the meeting. Make intelligence activities better. Instant availability of information should be ensured through effective and constant contact, interaction and communication. Anti social elements and persons who harm communal harmony should be identified in advance. Take effective legal measures. Keep strict vigil on issues and incidents effecting communal harmony. Keep an eye on socail media. Take action under National Security Act (RASUKA) and to deport the culprits from the district. Keeping in view the festival season, proper arrangement of potable water, electricity, transport and sanitation should be made. Make arrangement for processions on time. Efforts should be made to ensure idols immersions in kunds. Keep emergency action plan ready ensuring availability of divers and swimmers. Ensure strict night patrolling and availability of officers at head quarters. Take strict action on illegal mining. Provide information of confiscated vehicles also to public communication means. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Director General Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla and Principal Secretary were present on the occasion


aa CM Shri Chouhan awards Rs 50,000 to Head Constable
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today presented the award of Rs 50,000 to Sagar district’s Head Constable Shri Abhishek Patel for saving the lives of 400 children. He lauded Shri Patel for his courage and congratulated him. CM Shri Chouhan today presented a cheque of Rs 50,000 to Shri Patel at the CM House. He gifted flowers to Shri Patel and praised him for his conscientiousness and courage. Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla, Additional Director General of Police Shri Rajiv Tandon and Shri Adarsh Katiyar were present on the occasion. It may be noted that yesterday Shri Patel exhibited courage when he carried a huge cannonball lying near Middle School in Chitora village of Sagar district, on his shoulders and then threw it about a km away from the school thus saving the lives of 400 children present in the school. This way Shri Patel exhibited indomitable spirit and courage.


aa CM Shri Chouhan awards Rs 50,000 to Head Constable
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today presented the award of Rs 50,000 to Sagar district’s Head Constable Shri Abhishek Patel for saving the lives of 400 children. He lauded Shri Patel for his courage and congratulated him. CM Shri Chouhan today presented a cheque of Rs 50,000 to Shri Patel at the CM House. He gifted flowers to Shri Patel and praised him for his conscientiousness and courage. Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla, Additional Director General of Police Shri Rajiv Tandon and Shri Adarsh Katiyar were present on the occasion. It may be noted that yesterday Shri Patel exhibited courage when he carried a huge cannonball lying near Middle School in Chitora village of Sagar district, on his shoulders and then threw it about a km away from the school thus saving the lives of 400 children present in the school. This way Shri Patel exhibited indomitable spirit and courage.


aa CM Shri Chouhan reaches government school in the role of a teacher
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Government Middle School at MANIT premises in Bhopal in the role of a teacher under the Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan to teach children. Shri Chouhan taught the students about the mantras for success in life through incidents and stories. More than 2 lakh 15 thousand elite citizens today reached different government schools of the state and taught children. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan conversed in a most simple and effective manner with primary and middle school kids. Inspiring children to do good deeds, Shri Chouhan said that only those people are successful in life today who are supportive in the progress of the society and country. Shri Chouhan explained to the students to inculcate the knowledge that they gain through books in their behavior. Small good habits make a person great, he said. Shri Chouhan inspired the children to respect their elders, always speak the truth, maintain cleanliness and plant saplings. He said that it is equally important to play games and spend time with friends along with regular exercise as this helps strengthen one’s mind, be happy and stay healthy. Encouraging children to secure good marks, Shri Chouhan said government will pay the fees for education of students who secure more than 75 per cent marks in 12th standard. Explained ill-effects of pollution Explaining the importance of oxygen for life, blind felling of trees which is a source of oxygen and the ill-effects of pollution in a questionnaire form, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the sudden rise in temperature is leading to natural calamities. If felling of trees and pollution of water resources is not stopped, human life can be in deep trouble. He educated the children about maintaining cleanliness in their surroundings to avoid seasonal diseases. CM narrates inspirational stories Chief Minister Shri Chouhan narrated inspirational stories like the birds and the hunter, Satyavadi Yudhishthir and incidents related to Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. He made children read out stories from the books and solve Math problems. Shri Chouhan presented them with gifts to inspire them and resolve to improve standard of education. The Chief Minister inspected the Smart Class in the school and planted saplings in the school premises. CM in the role of an ideal teacher Chief Minister Shri Chouhan displayed the role of an ideal teacher in the school under the Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan. He established such an enlivening connection with children through his conversation that they rushed to him on his call. Shri Chouhan made Amit Kushwaha, a student of Class 8th read a lesson “Muktanand Ji” from textbook “Bhasha Bharati”. Student of Class 4th Radhika read out a lesson ‘Samay Bada Anmol”. Class I student Krish recited a poem ‘Jisne Suraj Chand Banaya’ from Bal Sulabh with ease. The Chief Minister tested the numerical abilities of the students in the most natural manner. He made student Ayushi add a sum of first two numbers. Then he made a 5th standard student Dipti add a sum of three numbers each. He also made them do subtraction of a sum of four numbers which was correctly solved by a Class 8th student Akshay. He spoke affectionately with Student Leader Environment Shalini and Kanak


aa Hard Work is Must to Achieve Goals in Life: Smt. Maya Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 Aug, 2017

Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh interacted with students at Government Girls Middle School- 7th Battalion in Gwalior under the 'Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh' programme held with an objective to connect the society directly with schools and to develop interest among the students towards education. She told the students that hard work is essential to achieve the goals of life. Minister Smt. Maya Singh interacted with the students of class 6th of the school. She asked the students what they wish to become in future. Several replies were given by the students against this question. Some said they would like to become a doctors and teachers and some said they wish to become engineer. Smt. Singh asserted that whatever they wish to become in future, they should study sincerely and concentrate on achieving goals through hard work. Moreover, Smt. Maya Singh explained the students about the human life through enlightening story. She mentioned that they should pay special attention towards practical knowledge besides bookish knowledge. Give place to sports and other activities in their lives, she added.


aa MoS Shri Deepak Joshi reaches his alma mater to teach children
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 Aug, 2017

Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge) and School Education Shri Deepak Joshi today reached his alma mater to teach children of the school under “Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh” Abhiyan. Shri Joshi played Sitoliya with the children at Government Middle School, Hatpipalya in Dewas district. He advised the children to progress in life with self-confidence and determination. He warned them to avoid lethargy and over-confidence. He gave them an example through the story of the rabbit and the tortoise. Shri Joshi recalls his school days with friends Shri Joshi honoured Shri Premchand Parashar who had taught him in his childhood. He invited his school mates Shri Narayan Singh, Shri Paramanand and Shri Rajesh Bam to share the stage. He recalled the time spent with his friends in school. Pesons Registered in Scheme Should Stay connected with schools Shri Joshi said that Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan wishes to increase public participation for upgradation of schools. “Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh” Abhiyan has been started so that social workers and citizens connect with every school. He said that those who have got registered for today’s programme should stay constantly connected with the schools and spend time in the schools also. Gives Rs 21,000 to School Development Committee Minister of State Shri Joshi instructed to transfer Rs 1 lakh from Nagar Panchayat to Palak Shikshak Sangh for block in school. In return for the education gained from the school, he gave Rs 21,000 to the school development committee. He also announced to open Scout band and library at the school premises.


aa Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh” Programme Today
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will interact with children under the ‘Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh’ programme on August 26 at Bhopal. Shri Chouhan will read the excerpts from the book amid the children in Government Middle School located in MANIT campus and will encourage children for development of reading habit. He will also share tips with the children on personality development on the occasion. Members of the state cabinet and senior administrative officers will also present amid the children in the schools and will interact with them on overall development. State level programme of ‘Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh’ is being organized at Samanvay Bhavan, Bhopal. CM Shri Chouhan’s address will be telecasted live from 11.45 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. from Akshwani and Doordarshan. Shri Chouhan will address over One lakh 12 thousand students, members of school management committees, volunteers and teachers through this telecast. Shri Chouhan will also honour the winners of Math and Science Olympiad and State level Kahani Utsav on this occasion. During the programme Shri Chouhan will dedicate portal of ‘Pranam Pathshala: Vidhyalaya Uphar Yojana’ being started in government schools with public cooperation, inauguration of Khel Project (Knowledge hub for e-learning) and will release children magazine ‘Gullak’ being started by State Education Centre. Moreover, on the occasion , students of the selected schools will take resolve before the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for upgradation of their schools under the ‘Shala Siddhi-Hamari Shala Aisi Ho’ programme being carried out for upgradation of schools after self evaluation by the teachers and the students. It may be mentioned that over 2 lakh 15 thousand citizens have registered themselves under the ‘Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh’ programme including public representatives, youths, housewives, businessmen, doctors, engineers, sportspersons, defense personnel, government employees and people ebelonging to other fields. Under this unique programme, the registered persons will encourage students of government primary and middle schools to read text books besides other interesting books. Moreover, they will also encourage students for sports, literature and cultural activities for overall development. Beside this programme on academic dialogues with the students will be held on this occasion. People from every section of the society have joined the ‘Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh’ programme some are sportspersons of international and national stature, honoured with Padamshri and college students including 24,787 students, 7,350 housewives, 950 media personnel, 1027 engineers, 986 doctors, 861 advocates, 392 sportspersons, 3,217 voluntary organizations, 4,904 retired persons, 35,317 persons of private sector, 53,013 businessmen etc., 24,459 public representatives, and 52,209 government employees. There are 1,70,486 males and 44,734 females in total. About 33 thousand persons have expressed their willingness for regular visit to the schools for personality development of the children. Moreover, around 30 thousand citizens have come forward to present various materials as gift to the schools as per their requirement.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Along With Family Reaches Plaza to Bring Shree Ganesh Idol
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Aug, 2017

Idol of Lord Ganesh was installed with all religious rituals and devotion at CM House on the pious occasion of Shree Ganesh today. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife Smt. Sadhna Singh and son Shri Kartikey reached Platinum Plaza near Mata Mandir to bring Shree Ganesh idol. CM Shri Chouhan said that Lord Shree Ganesh is Mangalmoorty and Siddhivinyak. He always shower mercy and happiness on the people. He prayed for progress and happiness of the state and the country on Ganesh Chaturthi. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that he prays for the welfare and happiness of people of the state and the country. We all should follow the virtuous path and should make the life of the people meaningful by rendering public services. Shri Chouhan extended greetings to the devotees amid the Shriganesh Vandana on the road from Platinum Plaza to CM House


aa Minister Shri Bisen Administers pledge to Farmers for Doubling Agriculture Income
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Aug, 2017

Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gaurishankar Bisen administered pledge to the farmers in Krishi Vigyan Kendra-Chandan Gaon of Chhindwara district to double the agriculture income till Sankalp se Siddhi programme New India Manthan -2022. MLAs Choudhary Chandrabhan Singh, Nanabhau Mohod and Natthanshah Kavreti were present on the occasion. Shri Bisen said that the farmers are being linked with science under the slogan Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan and Jai Vigyan. He mentioned that agriculture income will increase by modern techniques. He urged the farmers to also adopt other professions linked with the agriculture like dairy, animal husbandry and bee-keeping. Information on storage, soil health card, organic farming and horticulture crops were given in the programme. Farmers were told to come forward to participate in water conservation works. Minister Shri Bisen also performed bhoomi poojan of construction works worth Rs. 8 crore approximately including government college building and dedicated tribal ashram shala on the occasion.


aa 66 Liquor Shops Closed Permanently on Narmada Banks
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Aug, 2017

According to the announcement made by the State Government, 66 liquor shops worth Rs. 118 crore have been closed permanently in the year 2017-18 on the banks of Narmada River. Keeping in account the public interest 1352 liquor shops worth Rs. 2086 crore functioning near national and state highways have been shifted to a distance of over 500 meter from the highways. It may be mentioned that that the state government has received a revenue of over Rs.6343 crore in the year 2017-18 despite odd circumstances during 2016-17, which is 10 percent more in comparison to 2016-17. No new shop has been opened in the state since last 7 years. Regular review of income generated by the state government through excise is being made by the commercial taxes department.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Extends Greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings to the people on the pious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Shri Chouhan prayed for progress and prosperity of the state on this occasion. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that he prays for speedy progress of the country and the state and brings happiness and prosperity in the lives of the people on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.


aa Revenue Minister Shri Gupta performs bhoomi-pujan of Bheem Nagar community hall
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 Aug, 2017

A community hall at a cost of Rs 13 lakhs would be constructed at Ward no. 33 in Bhim Nagar. Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta performed its bhoomi-pujan on Thursday. Shri Gupta said that with the construction of the community hall residents will have a perfect venue for social, religions and cultural works. He instructed to complete the construction work within time limit. Shri Gupta gave information about government’s various public welfare schemes. Local public representatives were present on the occasion.


aa Governor extends greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 Aug, 2017

Governor Shri Om Prakash Kohli has extended greetings and best wishes to the people of the state on Ganesh Chaturthi. In his message the Governor said that the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is of national consciousness. Shri Kohli wished that the lives of the people of the state remain unhindered and happy always.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Expresses Gratitude towards PM Shri Modi for Raising the Backward Class Creamy Layer Limit
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed gratitude towards the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for raising the creamy layer limit from Rs 6 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh of backward class for reservation in government services and educational institutions. He further mentioned that the backward class has received justice after several years. Shri Chouhan said that a major section of backward communities were deprived of reservation benefit in government employment and educational institutions owing to the Rs. 6 lakh creamy layer limit. Now the deprived sisters and brothers will be benefitted. He stated that sub-categorisation of the most backward will be carried out among the backward class. While describing the decision regarding formation of commission to undertake this work scientifically as revolutionary, Shri Chouhan said that the commission will put forth its recommendations within 12 weeks. On the basis of the recommendations, a decision will be taken for the most backward among the backward class scientifically. He mentioned that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has taken a remarkable step to give justice to the backward class after the independence. This has given a hope to the backward class for justice. Moreover, CM Shri Chouhan expressed gratitude towards the Prime Minister for giving legal status to the Backward Class commission. He mentioned that due to the anti backward class approach of the opposition parties, the states could not get success but now strong determination power of the Prime Minister Shri Modi will succeed in giving legal status to the backward class commission shortly. He expressed gratitude towards the Prime Minister on behalf of the citizens of the state for his revolutionary decisions


aa All Scholarship Schemes should be Linked to Aadhaar Numbers
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Aug, 2017

Minister of State for Scheduled Castes Welfare Shri Lal Singh Arya issued directives that all the scholarship schemes of the department should be linked to Aadhaar numbers. Moreover, he directed that the material should be purchased only through Government e Market (GeM) by the department. Shri Arya was reviewing the activities of the Scheduled Caste and Tribal Welfare department today. Principal Secretary Shri Ashish Upadhyaya and Commissioner Smt. Deepali Rastogi were present on the occasion. Computer Database of Various Schemes should be Prepared Shri Arya said that the database of various schemes being implemented for children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes should be prepared. Schemes should be analysed through computer. Moreover, he gave instructions that such arrangements should be made that the Chief Minister could establish direct communication with the children. Cooperation for this should be taken from the IT Department. Shri Arya told the officials for monitoring of the activities under the schemes being carried out at district level. He said that the letter in this regard should be issued to the Collectors, Divisional Officers and District Coordinators. He issued directives that information should be obtained regarding which panchayats were honoured last year for eradication of untouchability and which Panchayats have been selected this year. Moreover, he also told the officials to collect information about untouchability camps. Publicity of Achievement through Social Media Shri Lal Singh Arya instructed to publicize the achievements of the department through social media. He told the officials to publicise the achievements of the schemes of scheduled castes and tribal welfare departments and the number of beneficiaries etc. Shri Arya also gave instructions for preparing an annual route chart for special occasions. Begin Programmes like Khel Maha Kumbh or Olympic Minister of State Shri Arya told the officials for honoring the outstanding sports players by the popular sportsmen in programmes. He gave instructions to begin programmes like Khel Mahakumbh or Olympic in major cities at the state level in order to refine sports talent. Sanitation and Plantation Programme from October 2 to 5 Shri Arya issued directives that sanitation and plantation campaign should be launched from October 2 i.e. Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti to October 5 Maharishi Valmiki Prakotsav in hostels and ashram schools. He also instructed to link the local public representatives with the campaign. Directives for Starting Bal Sansad Shri Arya instructed to link Leadership Development Camp with Bharat or Madhya Pradesh Darshan programme. Moreover, he also told the officials to start Bal Sansad for children on the subject 'Rashtra Nirman mein Yuvao ki Bhumika’. He also instructed to organize debate competition on national level issues and showcase documentary films. Training to Employees on the lines of Officers Minister of State Shri Lal Singh Arya told that training to the officers should be imparted through Academy of Administration this year. He also told for training to district level employees at Gwalior, Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal. He directed that scheme should be prepared for imparting pre loan training to the self-help group. Shri Arya told the scheduled caste welfare department to submit the proposal in order to take the staff from the Tribal Welfare Department to fulfill the staff shortage. Works of Under Construction Buildings to be Reviewed Shri Arya directed for linking the Housing Assistance Scheme of Scheduled Castes and scheduled tribe students with the Public Service Guarantee and to evaluate departmental hostel. Furthermore Shri Arya mentioned to hold meeting with the information on progress of the buildings being constructed through PIU and the time limit. It was informed that 110 couples were benefited under the Antarjatiya Vivah Protsahan Yojana in the year 2016-17. Moreover, 152 self-help groups were benefited in the year 2015-16 and 120 hostels are being constructed through PIU. A pre and post-metric scholarship is being given to around 22 lakh students through online system.


aa Woman and Child Development Department to impart training to girls for police job
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 Aug, 2017

Minister for woman and child development Smt Archana Chitnis said that sufficient posts are there in police department for women after reservation to women. For imparting training for police recruitment test and physical fitness, arrangements are being made by the department at district level. Smt Chitnis gave this information in a workshop of field officers of the department in Vidhan Sabha today. She said that efforts are being made in the entire state to promote the use of mud Incinerator for disposal of sanitary napkins under menstrual management. Used sanitary napkins are a major cause of dirt and spread of disease. For its economical disposal, discussion is underway with Matikalan Board for developing mud incinerator and ensure their easy availability and registration of potters is being made at district level. Principal Secretary, woman and child development department, Shri JN Kansotiya, commissioner, integrated child development project, Smt Pushpalata Singh and commissioner, woman empowerment, Smt Jayshree Kiyavat were present in the workshop held in Vidhansabha campus. Addressing 423 project officers of entire state, principal secretary Shri Kansotiya said that maintain special sensitivity in monitoring Aganwaris. Operation of Aganwari is core service of integrated child development project. It was informed in the workshop that tablet and data pack are being provided to supervisors for Aganwari monitoring. The functioning of the mobile app was demonstrated on the occasion. It was informed in the workshop that provision to introduce concept of 'Aganwari Didi' is being made to improve learning level of children enrolled in Aganwari and to provide them pre-school education. This responsibility will be given to 12th passed girl of Aganwari area. Ladli Laxmi Yojana, Shaurya Dal, One Stop Center, Special Nutrition Campaign, Nutrition through Lalima and Panchavati Program, National Crèche scheme and Integrated Child Protection Scheme were reviewed point-wise in the workshop.


aa MoS Shri Sharad Jain awards winners of Rashtriya Sansadiya Vidyapeeth
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Aug, 2017

Minister of State for Medical Education and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Sharad Jain gave away awards to the winning participants of the competitions organised by Pt. Kunjilal Dube Rashtriya Sansadiya Vidyapeeth in 2016-17 at Samanvay Bhavan. Shri Jain said on the occasion that the study of the Vidhan Sabha working procedure is must to strengthen the parliamentary democracy. The Sansadiya Vidyapeeth is preparing the new generation by organising essay contest, debates, Youth Parliament and Special Skill programes. Essay Competition In the state level school essay competition, Minister Shri Jain gave away certificate and cheques of Rs 10,000 to Ku. Geetshri Patel of Jawahar Navoday School, Ujjain, Rs 7,500 to Ku. Pragati Purohit, Delhi Public School, Kolar, Rs 5,000 to Ku. Vaishali Patel of Jawahar Navoday School, Betul, Rs 2,500 each to Ku. Shikha Yadav and Ku. Mihika Yadav. Similarly in the State level College Essay Contest certificates and cheques of Rs 10,000 (first prize) Ku. Suman Lodhi of Maharani Lakshmibai College, Bhopal, second prize of Rs 7,500 to Shri Anish Keshari of Science College Jabalpur, third prize of Rs 5,000 to Ku. Bhumika Soni of Navin Government College, Shajapura and Rs 2,500 each to Ku. Mubbashira Khan Bhopal and Rishabh Jaiswal of Dewas. Debate contest In the debate contest, Shri Jain awarded cheques of first prize of Rs 10,000 to Ku. Gurjit Kaur of Saraswati Shishu Mandir Bhopal, second prize of Rs 7,500 to Ku. Anmol Sehgal of Mahrishi Excellence School Bhopal, Rs 5,000 as third prize to Ku. Shikha Yadav of Maharishi Excellence School Bhopal, Rs 2,500 consolation prize to Ku. Vipra Bhargav and Ku. Vidushi Singh Bhopal besides certificates. He also gave first prize of Rs 10,000 to Shri Nitesh Singh of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism Bhopal, second prize of Rs 7,500 to Ku, Juniyali Malkoti of Sarojini Naidu College, Bhopal, Rs 5,000 as third prize to Ku. Ritu Manwani and Shri Ajay Dube of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism Bhopal and Rs 2,500 consolation prize to Shri S. Yogeshwar of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism Bhopal besides certificates. Youth Parliament contest In the Youth Parliament contest, Shri Jain gave away first prize of Rs 15,000 to Naveen School, second prize of Rs 10,000 to Hamidia School, Bhopal and third prize of Rs 5,000 to Adarsh School, Bhopal. Similarly cheques of first prize of Rs 15,000 to International Public School, Bhopal, second prize of Rs 10,000 to Gyan Ganga International Academy, Bhopal and third prize of Rs 5,000 to Maharishi Excellence School along with certificates and trophies. He also gave away cheques of Rs 10,000 to Government Lakshmibai College Bhopal, Rs 10,000 to People Institute of Journalism, Bhopal and Rs 5,000 each to Satya Sai College and Career Law College besides certificates. MLA Shri Yashpal Singh Sosodia, Principal Secretary of Parliamentary Affairs department Smt. Veera Rana, Principal Secretary of Vidhan Sabha Shri A.P Singh, Director of Sansadiya Vidyapeeth Shri Rajesh Gupta and Sansadiya Vidyapeeth Deputy Director M.K. Rajoria were also present.


aa Give medicines to disabled on priority basis: Revenue Minister Shri Gupta
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Aug, 2017

Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta today gave instructions to provide medicines to disabled patients on priority basis at J.P. Hospital. Shri Gupta gave a patient ear to the problems of patients at Katju and J.P. Hospital. Shri Gupta directed to give handicapped certificate to disabled person Mohammed Rafiq. He also instructed to register a case under Chief Minister’s Illness Assistance Scheme for treatment of Radha Bai and Ram Bai. Shri Gupta told the doctors to be present in the hospital at the fixed time and treat patients. Local public representatives were also present. Bhoomi-pujan of ward office at Shastri Nagar Shri Umashankar Gupta performed bhoomi-pujan of a ward office building at Shastri Nagar at Ward no. 32. The building will be constructed at a cost of Rs 10 lakhs. Shri Gupta said that the construction of the ward office will facilitate redressal of people’s grievances. He issued instructions to construct the office building within the time limit. Local public representatives were also present.


aa Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana certificates distributed
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan called upon the youths to come forward to make the state the best and India a Vishwaguru. He urged them to be committed towards social service. Government will not let the talent of youths go waste and will help them in every possible way to fulfil their dreams. BJP National President and MP Shri Amit Shah said that the youths are responsible for building a new India. Government is doing the work of providing opportunities to the youth. He was addressing the gathering here today as the chief guest at a ceremony organised for distribution of Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana certificates to the beneficiaries. Student Welfare Fund to be constituted Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the resolve to give wings to talents is being fulfilled today. He said that despite children having the talent, capacity and qualification, they were unable to acquire higher education due to their poor financial condition. To fulfil the dreams of these children, the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana was launched. The children can now reap benefits from the scheme and bring laurels to their family, state and country. The Chief Minister said that the Student Welfare Fund will be constituted to provide assistance to the financially weak students. Students who have got a job after taking the benefit of Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana will help in this fund. Similarly, students who have got admission in Medical College, will complete their education and will provide their services rural areas for three years. The Chief Minister also administered the oath to students who wish to pursue engineering to complete their education and work honestly. India moving ahead to become a Vishwaguru under PM’s leadership The Chief Minister said that India has gained in respect, honour and self-respect in the whole world under Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s leadership. Respect for him is respecting all Indians. He finished the situation of Policy Paralysis. He has taken several steps for the betterment of youths which is making India proud. He said that under Shri Modi’s leadership, India is emerging in the role of a Vishwaguru to show the path of eternal peace to a world burning in the fire of materialism. The Chief Minister said that the life of youths has to be made better for the all round development of the state. For this, Madhya Pradesh government is providing free textbooks, cycles and uniforms to students. Scholarships are being provided to financial weak students belonging to general category also apart from the weaker sections. While girls are being provided with the benefits of Gaon ki Beti and Pratibha Kiran Yojana, students securing more than 85 per cent will be given laptops and smart phone will be distributed to such students who are taking admission in colleges. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that only government jobs are not the way to employment. Youths are now taking the benefits of Skill India, Start up, Standup India and Madhya Pradesh government’s Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udyami Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Yuva Swarozgar and Contractor Yojana for self-employment so that they become capable of providing employment to other youths. State government is undertaking significant work to promote skill enhancement. A global skill park is being developed with the help of Singapore through 10,000 youths will be trained simultaneously. ITI is being upgraded. The Chief Minister administered the oath to plant saplings for environment conservation, create a society free of intoxicants and consider girls and boys equal. He said that Prime Minister Shri Modi’s dreams will be realised in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Modi has made the job seeker a job creator MP and BJP National president Shri Amit Shah said that youths will play a major role in building a new India. Prime Minister Shri Modi has given the opportunity to the youths to discover new possibilities and implement new thoughts through various innovative schemes. He has called upon the youths to be committed towards serving the poor as they have got a platform for development by the government. Shri Modi has assisted youths in realising their dreams with the belief that their development is the state and country’s progress. Programmes like Digital India, Mudra Bank, Startup and Skill India have made the youths ‘job creators from job seekers’. His government has been doing the work of changing the pace of development in the last three years. The paralytic Indian economy of yesterday is today a respectable position and the world’s fastest developing economy. State’s development most talked about in the world Shri Shah said that it is the government’s responsibility to help financially weak families. Financial problems lead to frustration and injustice in the society. The Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana is proving to be a big possibility in the efforts towards social justice. There is a breath of fresh air in the lives of talented students who have benefitted from the scheme which will take them to new heights. He said that only a sensitive person like Chief Minister Shri Chouhan can take such an initiative. The development of Madhya Pradesh under his leadership is a topic for discussion in the world. He has worked towards all round development of the state by launching schemes, implementing it and taking its benefits to the whole society. Known as a bimaru state, Madhya Pradesh is today in the list of best states. In his welcome address, Minister of State for Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi said that state government is making efforts to fulfil the target of education to all. Making a mention of Garib Kalyan Varsh, he said that the yojana is an effective step in this direction and gave brief information about the scheme. Principal Secretary technical Education Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyaya proposed the vote of thanks. New hopes and enthusiasm in students A large number of student beneficiaries were present during the programme with enthusiasm and new hopes writ all over their face. Their slogans for Bharat Mata impressed the guests. Symbolic certificates of the scheme were distributed by the guests for selection in NEET to Jasmin Patel of Rewa, Pavan Mandloi of Khargone, for selection in JEE Main to Shreyas Thakur, Shantanu Sharma of Gwalior, Keshav Rathore of Jabalpur, Jubin Nagpal of Indore, Anugya Mukti of Indore for selection in CLAT, Kiran Japate of Betul for selection in engineering, Shubhangi Bagre of Bhopal for selection in Architecture, Mansi Sanjay Tarkas of Burhanpur for selection in IIM, Deepak Kumar of Bhopal for selection in B.Sc, Monika Soni of Betul for B.Com and Akriti Mehra of Bhopal for selection in B.Com Honours. The guests inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp at the outset. The guests were welcomed with books. BJP State President MP Shri Nand Kumar Chouhan, Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, Agriculture Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, School Education Minister Shri Vijay Shah, Panchayat and Rural Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MLA Sarvashri Surendra Nath Singh, Vishnu Khatri, other public representatives besides Chief Secretary Shri B. P Singh, other senior officers and large number of students were present on the occasion.


aa Plant Saplings Every Year: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 Aug, 2017

Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta today gave instructions to provide medicines to disabled patients on priority basis at J.P. Hospital. Shri Gupta gave a patient ear to the problems of patients at Katju and J.P. Hospital. Shri Gupta directed to give handicapped certificate to disabled person Mohammed Rafiq. He also instructed to register a case under Chief Minister’s Illness Assistance Scheme for treatment of Radha Bai and Ram Bai. Shri Gupta told the doctors to be present in the hospital at the fixed time and treat patients. Local public representatives were also present. Bhoomi-pujan of ward office at Shastri Nagar Shri Umashankar Gupta performed bhoomi-pujan of a ward office building at Shastri Nagar at Ward no. 32. The building will be constructed at a cost of Rs 10 lakhs. Shri Gupta said that the construction of the ward office will facilitate redressal of people’s grievances. He issued instructions to construct the office building within the time limit. Local public representatives were also present.


aa Relations of India and South East Asian Countries will Decide World Politics-Governor Shri Kohli
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Aug, 2017

India-ASEAN Youth Summit concluded in the Chairmanship of the Governor Shri O.P. Kohli today. Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj as the Chief Guest and Youth Envoy of United Nations Sushri Jaithama Vikramnaike was present as the special guest on the occasion. Representatives of Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and India participated in the summit held at Hotel Jehan Numa, Bhopal. Also Bhopal Youth Declaration was released on this occasion. Governor Shri Kohli on the occasion of concluding programme of India-ASEAN Youth Summit said that Madhya Pradesh has relations with South East Asian countries since ancient times. Sanchi is a symbol of peace and harmony among various countries. India and South East Asian countries have 2000 years old cultural, trade, spiritual and ideological relations. This relation has not been developed over the time by war or defeat-victory but this was developed on the basis of mutual love and other human requirements. People of Indian origin are in large numbers in Malaysia, Singapore and other countries today. Not only common cultural and civilization are heritage between the India and South East Asian countries but it also relates with security, peace in the region, stability and prosperity. Shri Kohli further mentioned that India has emerged as one of the fastest growing economy of the world today. Several remarkable opportunities are available for the ASEAN countries together with India for improvement in their economic condition. Youths play an utmost important role in the development of the country. India has established its superior image on the basis of its youth power today in the entire world. Therefore, mutual association is necessary between India and ASEAN countries. He further mentioned that he hopes that 2000 years old relations will scale new heights and we will play an important role together to establish peace and harmony in the world. Governor Shri Kohli also released a book titling “Vibrant Indo-ASEAN Leadership”. Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj welcoming the representatives of youth summit said that youths have immense capacity for change. The changes came in the thoughts of Guatam Buddha at the young age gave a new direction to the entire world. The impact of his principle is universal and timeless. Youths have important role in governance besides policy formation and goals related to constant development at present. Several opportunities are available for youths to present logic, participation in implementation of schemes and in decision process. These possibilities give them an opportunity to do better for their country and society. Giving an example of Gautam Buddha, Smt. Swaraj mentioned that “Shanti Se Bada Koi Vardaan Nahi Hai”. Youths will play an important role to lead the world in the path of peace and development. She further said that Bhopal Youth Declaration will pave a way for strong friendship between ASEAN countries in future and constant development. Youth Envoy of UN Sushri Jaithama Vikramnaike in her address said that success of constant development goals of United Nations depends on successful implementation of these goals in the ASEAN countries. Praising the creativity, innovations and initiatives of Indian youths, she mentioned that efforts being undertaken in the field of skill and competency development will establish new milestones. Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Swaraj hosted a feast in honour of the foreign representatives.


aa India ASEAN Summit- Members of Parliament Hold Discussion on Governance
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Aug, 2017

Lok Sabha and Rajya Members held discussions with the youth representatives of 11 countries participating in India-ASEAN Youth Summit on the subject Governance and Policy Formation. Lok Sabha Member from Odisha Shri Baijyant Panda, Rajya Sabha Member Dr. Subhash Chandra and Lok Sabha Member from Meghalaya Shri Conrad Sangma participated in the discourse held under the the Chairmanship of India Foundation Shri Ram Madhav in this session. Representatives of Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam and India discussed with the Members of Parliament on various subjects. Discussion on responsibilities of politicians in democratic system, expectations and working process took place in this session. The representatives of various countries in context to social, economic, political, cultural and academic situation in their countries interacted on governance, use of I.T., participation in governance and formation of public welfare schemes beside their implementation.


aa CM Shri Chouhan accords warm welcome to Shri Amit Shah
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today accorded a warm welcome to MP and BJP National President Shri Amit Shah on his arrival at the Bhopal airport on a state visit. MP and BJP National Vice President Shri Vinay Sahastrabuddhe and Shri Prabhat Jha, National General Secretary Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, MP and BJP state president Shri Nandkumar Chouhan, State Organisation General Secretary Shri Suhas Bhagat, State Cabinet members, office-bearers of Corporations/Boards,. MLAs, party workers and citizens were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan was accompanied by Shri Amit Shah in the restoration of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya’s statue. Shri Shah garlanded the statue of Raja Bhoj situated on V.I. P. Road. Mayor Shri Alok Sharma and Nigam Chairman Shri Surjit Singh Chouhan were also present on the occasion.


aa Important Role of Youth to Achieve Sustainable Development’s Target
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Aug, 2017

Group discussions held on subjects like Polity and Governance in ASEAN countries, Sustainable Goals of United Nations Organisation and I.T. Connectivity at the 4th day of India-ASEAN Youth Summit. Beside this presentations of various countries and presentations on commerce and trade activities were given by the Ambassadors of Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and High Commissioner of Singapore. Also detailed discussions were held on Bhopal Declaration -2017 in the first session at the 4th day of the summit. Creation of rules based World Community, qualitative education, women empowerment and equality besides subject like unemployment are mainly included in the declaration. Minister for Women and Child Development Madhya Pradesh Smt. Archana Chitnis presented her views on the subject Polity and Governance in the group discussion and deliberated with the participants. Smt. Chitins said that the youth summit has helped creating a uniform intellectual atmosphere in ASEAN countries. She further mentioned that Governance subject and its work area is very wide. Beside executive, voluntary organizations, civil society and several other components come under its purview. She informed the representatives of ASEAN countries about Ladli Laxmi Yojana, One Stop Centre, Udita Yojana etc. She replied to the questions related to functioning of democratic organizations, role of social media in government and efforts being undertaken in the direction of good governance. UNICEF’s Representative to India Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque informed in detail about the sustainable development goals of United Nations Organisation during the group discussion today in the summit. Views in context to role of youth for achieving target of development were presented by the young representatives of the ASEAN countries in the panel discussion. They asserted for works towards resources, facilities, health, education and in the field of skill development. Moreover emphasis was laid on contribution by the community along with the government and persons with their personal capabilities for conservation of environment. Moreover, they also expressed their views for eradication of gender inequality and for encouragement to girls’ education. Director General of Software Technology Parks of India Dr. Omkar Rai mentioned about the participation of youth in digital and I.T. connectivity and representatives of ASEAN countries presented their views on the subject in the summit. Representatives of Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam gave presentations on activities being carried out in the field of youth welfare and youth development in their countries. Earlier to the presentation, national songs of the concerned countries were presented. Information in detail on positivity towards creation of broad and multicultural society in ASEAN countries was given in the summit. Deliberations on commerce and trade in ASEAN countries took place in the summit in the afternoon. Ambassador of Philippines to India Teresita C. Daza, High Commissioner of Singapore to India Shri Lim Thuan Kuan, Ambassador of Thailand Shri Chutintarn Gongsakdi and Ambassador of Myanmar Shri U Maung Wai gave presentations on economic relations of the countries and scope in expansion of commerce and trade activities during the next 25 years. Moreover, a detail discussion on scope of expansion of I.T. and BPO sector and 3-E (Education, Employment-Engagement) for youths took place in this session. Representatives of Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei beside India are taking part in the summit being organized by the Union Ministry of External Affairs, Madhya Pradesh Government and India Foundation at Hotel Jehan Numa, Bhopal.


aa Send talented SC/ST students to National Sports Training Academy
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Aug, 2017

Talented students of scheduled caste-tribe category should be encouraged and for further training they should be sent to the National Sports Training Academy next year. Minister of State for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Welfare Shri Lal Singh Arya gave these instructions during the departmental review. Principal Secretary Shri S.N. Mishra, Commissioner Smt. Deepali Rastogi and Director Adivasi Vitta Vikas Nigam Smt. Renu Tiwari were present at the meeting. Campaign through social media Shri Arya instructed that the achievements of the department should be publicized on a wide scale. Apart from advertisement and hoarding, now there is need to publicize the achievements of the department and information about the schemes through social media. Shri Arya said that the children should be given necessary training in the art of time management. He said that children should be given training in other essential subjects also. The Minister of State said that individuals who have emerged from the lower strata and who are working in prestigious institutions worldwide or are running small or big industries, should be discussed with children so that their confidence rises and they get new opportunities to nurture their talents. Minister of State Shri Arya said that the women adivasi groups should be connected to the departmental schemes according to the speciality of each district. The vacant posts should be filled through the candidates of Baiga, Saharia and Bhariya tribe on the Class IV backlog. A probe must be conducted into the institutes getting grants within a month. Around 2.5 lakh forest rights pattas distributed It was told at the meeting that 2 lakh 44 thousand 755 pattas were distributed to forest right holders of the state. This includes 2 lakh 17 thousand 245 personal and 27 thousand 510 community pattas. At least 255 master-trainers were prepared through IIHM to give training in the districts.


aa Inauguration of Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojan on August 20
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and MP and Bharatiya Janata Party president Shri Amit Shah will present sweekrati patras to the students selected in the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana on August 20 in a ceremony at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal. The ceremony will begin at 12 p,m. Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge), School Education and Labour Shri Deepak Joshi took stock of the preparations of the ceremony at the Lal Parade ground today. Shri Joshi told to make proper arrangements of lodging and food for the student coming from various districts. He instructed to complete all preparations within the time limit. Around 15,000 students from different districts will take part in the ceremony. Principal Secretary Technical Education Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyaya gave information of the lodging and food arrangements of the students. MP Shri Alok Sanjar was also present on the occasion.


aa Restoration of Asianism is Main Success of India-ASEAN Summit
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 Aug, 2017

Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis congratulating the representatives of 11 countries for restoring Asianism in India-ASEAN Youth Summit said that we had lost our identity owing to expansion of colonialism due to historical reasons. It is praiseworthy to restore it in a brief period of 70 years. Representatives of Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei besides India are taking part in the summit organized by Union Ministry of External Affairs, Madhya Pradesh Government and India Foundation in Bhopal. Smt. Chitnis mentioned that Asia has been the source of spirituality and humanity. We are living in such an era when the world is focusing itself from west to east due to circumstances. There is a need for mutual efforts to express Asian dignity and to strengthen our national identity. She was addressing the session on the subject 'Polity and Governance' in the summit. Smt. Chitnis further said that accountability, transparency, public participation are main foundation of better Polity and Governance. Progress, positive atmosphere, and changeability are components of progressive governance. Moreover, she stated that results could only be obtained by clarity in objectives and from the capacity to work under mission mode. Smt. Chitnis said that time limit fixed by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for implementation of various schemes will pave way for India to reach new heights of development till 2022. Deliberations on mutual relations of ASEAN countries in the field of culture and civilization took place in the summit. In this discourse held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor- Nalanda University Prof. Sunaina Singh, the ADG Administration Police Head Quarters, Bhopal Smt. Anuradha Shankar Singh expressed her views on local culture and identity of ASEAN countries. She laid emphasis for initiative on requirements of local people and for protection and conservation of their life style. She said that the form of religious rituals of the followers of the same religion is different at local level. This diversity is an expression of peculiar localism. Smt. Shankar further mentioned that whether it is India or Indonesia, all the countries of South East Asia have given a respect to the diversity, which certifies immensity of thoughts of people living in these countries. Pali Language Expert Dr. Ramniwas and Dr. Moolchand Gautam of Indonesia also expressed their views. Chief Economic Advisor of Ministry of Finance, Government of India Shri Sanjeev Sanyal said that at the time of colonialism of ASEAN countries, the way the history, culture and about civilization of these countries was written and told by the imperialism countries to protect their interest is not completely correct. There is a need for interpretation by these countries linking them with their civilization and culture. Detail discussions on trade, political, social and cultural relations developed historically between India and ASEAN countries took place in this session. Moreover, deliberations on Constant Development Objectives of UN in the chairmanship of UNICEF representative to India Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, on Innovations and Entrepreneurship in the chairmanship of Shri Shourya Doval- Director India Foundation and on Digital and I.T. Connectivity under the chairmanship of Senior Director of Microsoft Research India in parallel groups took place in the session. Later on in the afternoon, presentations on Tourism Policy and Tourism Sector by Madhya Pradesh Tourism department, on Sanitation by Commissioner Indore Municipal Corporation and presentation on Smart City was given by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation.


aa Officers should be eveready to enhance image of Police
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 Aug, 2017

Police officials and employees honoured with the President’s medal during the 71 st Independence Day Ceremony today met Governor Shri Om Prakash Kohli at Raj Bhavan. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr. M. Mohan Rao and senior police officials were present on the occasion. The Director General of Police introduced the police officials and employees to the Governor. Congratulating the officials and employees Governor Shri Kohli said that the identity that they should be eveready to enhance the image they have established. The foremost priority for the police officials and employees must be to serve the common man and help people in need and should always ensure to fulfil their responsibility. He said that anti-national forces should be completely suppressed. Also, it should be ensured that injustice is not done with those found not guilty, so that the public feels safe. Governor Shri Kohli said that police should take constant steps to improve law and order system. They should also maintain mutual coordination with the public. On this occasion, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla said that at least 25,000 houses are being constructed in all the police units in 5 phases under Chief Minister’s Police Housing Scheme. So far 37 thousand 885 posts have been approved from year 2010 until now in the context of phase wise rise of increased forces. Total 82 new police stations, 133 new check posts and 13 tourism check posts have been set up. Help is being provided more than 29 lakh people through Dial-100 to ensure prompt police assistance in the state. This scheme has been awarded FICCI-Smart Policing Award-2017 and Hexagon Icon Award – 2016.


aa Sushri Mitali Raj is Icon of Women Empowerment: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while holding dialogues warmly with the participants of ASEAN Youth Summit urged them to be always filled with enthusiasm. Think big for their country and the world and prepare themselves to undertake big and excellent tasks, he added. The participants were invited for the feast by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan at CM House today. Moreover, he urged the participants to visit state again and again to tour entire Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan talked with the participants with open heart and shared several memories. He informed that how his political career begun and how he staged movement at the tender age of 13 against the exploitation of the farmers and was imprisoned for 9 months at the age of 19. He further informed that he also undertook 45 days padyatra against exploitation and atrocities. Shri Chouhan mentioned that no work is impossible if there is hard work, commitment and dedication. Shri Chouhan felicitated the main attraction of the programme, Captain of Indian Women Cricket team Sushri Mitali Raj on this occasion. He said that Sushri Mitali Raj is an icon of women empowerment. The state government will organize a civic reception for the cricket team. He also mentioned that women cricket has scaled new heights owing to the achievements of Indian Women Cricket team. Sushri Mitali Raj while addressing the youth shared her experiences and said that women playing cricket was not considered good in the past. Now the society has accepted it. Expectations become high with every achievement at international level. Women cricket has received a new stage. She mentioned that criticism eliminates shortcomings and will pave a new way. Sushri Mitali further said that analysis of challenges and better strategy are must and then comes the hard work. CM Shri Chouhan apprised participants came from various countries about the specialties of Madhya Pradesh and the country. All the participants in their national dress were present. Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya, Minister for Urban Development Smt. Maya Singh, Shri Alok Bansal of India Foundation and other Office Bearers were present on the occasion.


aa Madhya Pradesh is Fast Developing State: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is a fast developing state. Growth rate of Madhya Pradesh is continuously in double digit since last 8 months. The growth rate is estimated to be 12.21 percent and per capita income is expected over Rs. 72 thousand this year. The agriculture growth rate is 20 percent constantly during last 5 years. Shri Chouhan was addressing the state level Independence Day Celebration programme at Motilal Nehru Stadium in capital today. In his message to the citizens on the occasion of 70th anniversary of Independence, while remembering the freedom fighters Shri Chouhan extended greetings to the citizens. He hoisted the National Flag and took salute from the Independence Day Parade. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state government has taken a decision to make memorial in the memeory of revolutionaries. Shaurya Smarak has been constructed in the memory of soldiers who have sacrificed their lives protecting borders of the country. He further said that Samman Rashi of Rs. One crore will be given to the family of Martyr Nayab Subedar Shri Jagram Singh Tomar, resident of Morena who scarificed his life at the border. Government employment will also be given to one of his family member besides a plot or house. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that India has a policy that we will not instigate anyone but if anyone instigate us then we will not spare them. He said that Strong India is progressing speedily in the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Prime Minister has amazing competency to take decisions. He is prosperous with creative thoughts. India has earned respect in the entire world in his leadership and guidance. Every citizen should come forward for contribution to transform his thought of strong and prosperous India into ground reality. He urged the citizens to make the state a poverty free state. Spare some Time for Social Work Chief Minister Shri Chouhan mentioned that mutual efforts of all are needed for fast development of the state. He called upon the citizens to spare atleast 2 hours time in a month in any of the field in social work voluntarily. Shri Chouhan deliberating on GST said that the new tax reformed system will strengthen Madhya Pradesh economy. All the misconceptions regarding GST have been solved. He further mentioned that a decision to construct Chambal Express Way has been taken for the development of Chambal region. Shri Chouhan said that the Prime Minister has given a mantra to build Terrorism Free India. Several remarkable works has been carried out in Madhya Pradesh in this regard. SIMI's network has been destroyed. Dacoits have been eliminated. Shri Chouhan congratulated I.G. Police Shri Anshuman Yadav and S.P. Shri Rajendra Hingankar for solving the problem of dacoits in Satna and Rewa area recently. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan mentioned that no poor will become landless in the state. Every poor will have land to dwell and become a owner of that land. Shri Chouhan said that every poor will have their own house till 2022. A target to build 5 lakh houses in urban areas and 15 lakh houses in rural areas till next year has been set. He informed that increase has been made in discretionary fund of the Chief Minister to lend more help to the needy persons. Footwear for Tendu Leaf Collectors Shri Chouhan stated that Mahua is being procured on support price in the interest of tribal mahua collectors. A Charan Paduka Yojana has been launched for tendu leaf collectors. Footwears and water bottles are provided to them under the scheme. Moreover, Deen Dayal Vananchal Yojana has been started for tribal community dwelling in forest villages. All kinds of facilities are being provided for poor. Campaign for Redressal of Revenue Cases Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that a campaign will be launched for immediate redressal of revenue cases. All the undisputed mutation, partition and demarcation cases will be solved within 3 months. A cash reward of Rs. One lakh will be given to the person who bring pending revenue case in the notice of the government after 3 months. The amount towards reward will be recovered from the guilty officer/employee. No Officer/employee will be spared towards derelictions of their duties. A stringent action will be taken against them. Informing about the compulsory retirement to one of the officer of the Indian Administrative Services, Shri Chouhan mentioned that if any public servant is found involved in corruption than a strict action of termination from the services will be taken. Referring to the Resolution of Swachha Bharat of the Prime Minister, Shri Chouhan said that Indore and Bhopal have secured first and second position in the entire India. All the urban bodies have become free of open defecation. Shri Chouhan asserted that Madhya Pradesh is the fastest growing state. 24 hours electricity is available in the state. Irrigation capacity has been built on 40 lakh hectare area and a target has been fixed to provide irrigation facility to 60 lakh hectare area till 2020. Adopting principle of 'Per Drop More Crop' now micro irrigation schemes are being implemented in the state to provide irrigation facility in the agriculture sector. Krishak Udyami Yojana for farmers’ children The Chief Minister said that farmers and farming are on the state government’s priority. With Girdawari mobile app now crop production can now be estimated. He said that now the difference amount of support price on sale of crop will be deposited in the farmers’ account. Crop insurance scheme will be made more effective. Krishak Udyami Yojana has been launched for farmers’ children through which they will be provided with loan and grant. Discussing the drinking water arrangement in rural areas, the Chief Minister said that tap water will be made available in general areas with more than 1000 population and in SC/ST dominated villages with more than 500 population. On the innovations in the education sector, the Chief Minister said that the second phase of “Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh” started in schools to improve quality of education with public participation is beginning from August 26. He said that government will bear the expenses of education of students of M.P Board of Secondary Education who secure more than 75 per cent in their 12th Board exams for admission in engineering, medical and other colleges. The Central Board has also been included in this scheme by increasing the limit of secured marks up to 85 per cent. MoU to give jobs to 5 lakh youths On women empowerment he said that 25 lakh ladli laxmi’s have been registered. Women have been given 50 per cent reservation in local bodies and 33 per cent in government jobs. Recruitment of women in police force is being encouraged. Self-help-groups of women are being promoted for their economic prosperity. Shri Chouhan said that 7 lakh youths will be imparted training in Kaushal Vikas Mission. MoU has been signed with various institutions to provide jobs to 5 lakh skilled youths. A global level Global Skill Park is being set up in Bhopal with the support of Singapore. Shri Chouhan said that Happiness Department has also been established under which Anandam Kendras have been set up. He lauded the initiative by youths which they call Robin Hood under which leftover food from parties, weddings etc. is collected and distributed to the needy. The Chief Minister has called upon the financially sound persons to spend at least 2 per cent of their earned income to help the needy. On Deendayal Vananchal Yojana he said that a five-year integrated plan has been initiated for the welfare of SC/ST category. Balance between development and environment must On environment conservation the Chief Minister talked about the Narmada Seva Yatra for rejuvenating Narmada river. He said that more than 6 crore saplings were planted on both the ghats of Narmada on July 2. There should be a balance between development and environment. He called upon the citizens to plant at least one sapling and take up its responsibility. On employees welfare, Shri Chouhan said that the state government is committed towards the welfare of the employees. Service conditions of guest faculty were improved. He urged all officials/employees connected with public service to remain honest and serve and government will take care of them. Earlier the Chief Minister hoisted the national flag at CM House following which they went to Shaurya Smarak. He recalled the martyrs who laid down their lives for the country’s freedom and paid tributes. He honoured police officials and jawans with President’s Best Service Medal, Distinguished Service, Chief Minister’s Distinguished Award etc.


aa Former President Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma was Remarkable Personality: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Former President Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma was a efficient administrator, great scholar and a person of remarkable personality. He played an important and leading role in freedom struggle and merger movement of Bhopal state. His role in development of country and public welfare is always inspirational. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the statue unveiling ceremony of the former President Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma at Ret Ghat triangle in Bhopal today. Former Union Minister Shri Suresh Pachouri, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MLA Shri Surendranath Singh, Shri P.C. Sharma, Mohammed Sagheer and other Public Representatives and son of Dr. Sharma, Shri Ashutosh Dayal besides family members were present on the occasion. Remembering the personality and accomplishments of former President Dr. Sharma, Shri Chouhan said that he was a proud son of not only Bhopal but of entire India. His respect is our duty. We will make efforts to follow his foot steps. He mentioned that Dr. Sharma has played an important role to make Bhopal as capital of the state. He laid a foundation for Bhopal's development. Shri Chouhan unveiled the statue of former President Dr. Sharma and paid floral tribute. Former Union Minister Shri Suresh Pachouri stated that Dr. Sharma has significant contribution towards establishment of several educational institutions in Bhopal and its development. He served on various posts with honesty, complacency and humility. His entire life is spotless. Remembering the works of the former President Dr. Sharma, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma said that he played an important role in Quit India Movement. He further mentioned that the decision for removal of rotary from various traffic squares was taken for proper and smooth traffic system of the city. Therefore, the matter was discussed with the family members of the former President Dr. Sharma for shifting his statue to other place. This place will be transformed into a beautiful garden. President Bhopal Municipal Corporation Dr. Surjeet Singh Chouhan proposed a vote of thanks at the end.


aa CM Shri Chouhan honours 65 police officers with President’s medal
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 Aug, 2017

Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and fervour today. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan hoisted the national flag at Motilal Nehru stadium in Bhopal, inspected the parade and took the salute. Meanwhile Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla and Parade Commander Shri Ashustosh Gupta IPS accompanied the Chief Minister. The police band played the national song followed by celebratory firing by the jawans. CM Shri Chouhan presented 65 officials with the President’s medal. 9 President’s Police medals for distinguished service, 33 for commendable services, 1 distinguished service medal for Jail Department and 1 distinguished service, 1 commendable service medal, 1 distinguished service for home guard and citizen’s security, 9 commendable service medal and pistol./ revolver recipient and 9 and 12 bore P.A.G. recipient and medals to 02 police officials were presented. STF team was given the first prize for outstanding performance in the Independence Day parade. Non armed forces who received the first prize were NCC and Army division girls. Among those awarded by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan include Shri Varun Awasthi Sub Departmental Officer, District Raisen for demand for diversion and for “Tehsil Raisen Ek Nazar Mein” book, Shri Ramprakash Ahirwar Sub Departmental Officer Vidisha district for redressal of land acquisition cases and free coaching to students “Nai Roshni Ek Pahal”, Shri Durga Prasad Dwivedi Sub Departmental Officer (Revenue) Chhatarpur for redressal of revenue cases of the district, commendable work in diversion recovery, Nazul investigation and fixation, Shri Lakshmikant Khare Sub Departmental Officer (Revenue) Sagar district for facelift of tehsil office, maintenance of archives, redressal of old cases, Sushri Swati Jain Sub Departmental Officer (Revenue), Baldevgarh district Tikamgarh fir redressal of revenue cases, organising special revenue choupals, important works like distribution of land-holder certificates, Smt. Divya Awasthi Sub Departmental Officer (Revenue) Badamalhera, Chhatarpur for redressal of revenue cases, fixation of diversion through campaign and collection of land records of government assets, Shri Rupesh Ratan Singhai, tehsildar Pathariya, Damoh district for registration and redressal of revenue cases, works like linking adhar number with web G.I.S. software, Shri Sandeeo Shrivastava tehsildar Gopadabnas Sidhi district for redressal of revenue cases through camps, Shri Shakti Singh Chouhan tehsildar Udaypura Raisen for Namami Devi Narmade Seva Yatra, redressal of revenue cases and maintaining law and order and Shri Gopal Sharan Patel tehsildar Prithvipur, Tikamgarh district for registering 100 per cent cases in R.C.M.S. system and redressal besides distribution of plot holder certificates. President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service Chief Minister Shri Chouhan presented President’s Police medals to police officials for distinguished service. Among those who were conferred these medals include Additional Director General of Police/Chief Advisor State Planning Commission Shri Rajendra Kumar Mishra, Additional Director General of Police, J.N.P.A. Sagar Shri Rajesh Chawla, Additional Director General of Police Lokayukta Sangathan, Bhopal Shri Sanjay Vasantrao Mane, Additional Director General of Police PSO to DGP/STF Dr. Sajjad Wasi Naqvi, Additional Director General of Police (Training) Shri Ashok Awasthi, Inspector General of Police, Sagar (Retired) Shri Kshitindra Prakash Khare, Deputy Superintendent of Police S.B. P. M Shri Bakshish Singh Bhullar, Sahayal Senani, RTPC Indore (Retired Shri Dhanendra Singh Bundela, Inspector, SAF, 29th Battallion SAF Datia (Retired) Shri kalika Prasad Nogai, Superintenden, Central Jail, Narisnghpur Shri Anil Kumar Singh Parihar and District Commandant, Homeguard, Khargone Shri Mukesh Kumar L:ashkari. Those who were given Police medals by Shri Chouhan include Shri Pritam Singh Uike, In charge Deputy Inspector General of Police Women Crime Jabalpur, Shri Ravishankar Dehariya, Senani 36th Brigade SAF Balaghat, Shri Avinash Singh Superintendent of Police Guna, Shri Ramkirti Shukla, Sahayak Senani 7th Brigade SAF, Bhopal, Shri Ramadhar Bharwadwaj, Deputy Superintendent of Police EOW Bhopal, Shri Badri Prasad Pandey, Deputy Superintendent of Police, SB.P.M., Shri Satish Kumar Verma, Deputy Superintendent of Police Lokayukta Sangathan, Shri Sharda Prasad Choudhury, Inspector, Zonal Superintendent of Police office S.B. Jabalpur, Shri Alok Verma Inspector Radio Bhopal, Shri Mohammed Afsar Khan Inspector (M), NMN Complaints PM. Shri Satish Kumar Mishra, Inspector (AM) S.B. Indore, Smt.Shobha Gadpande Subedar (AM) Training P.M. Shri Vijay Shankar Upadhaya, Sub-Inspector Zonal Superintendent of Police office Jabalpur, Shri Nandlal Yadav, Sub Inspector SAF, RAPTC Indore, Shri Vir Bahadur Singh, Sub Inspector SAF, 9th Battalion, Rewa, Shri Ramdas Gurjar, Sub Inspector SAF 23rd Battalaion Bhopal (Retired), Shri Brij Mohan Sharma, SUN DRP L:ine Mandsaur, Shri Barnam Singh SUN SAF First Battalion Indore, Shri Ravindra Kumar Sharma, SUN 29th Battalion, Datia, Shri Harishankar Prajapati, Head Constable JNPA Sagar, Shri Omkar Singh Head Constable DRP Line Sehore, Shri Rajendra Singh Kushwaha, head Constable, Kotwali Guna, Shri Ramnivas Rengar Head Constable Datia, Shri Ved Prakash Sharma, Head Constable 5th battalion, Morena, Shri Dinesh Prasad Shukla Head Constable 23 battalion and Shri Rambahadur Ram Pradhan constable SCRB Bhopal, Shri Ramsiya Sahu, Head Constable, Police Training School Rewa, Shri Gajendra Prasad Khantwal Head Constable EOW, Shri Ashok Kumar Tiwari, Head Constable SPI Bhopal, Shri Ramsiya Baghel, Constable 361, 2nd brigade SAF Gwalior, Shri Devendra Kumar Kaushal, Constable (Arms), 23rd Battallion SAF, Bhopal, Shri Brindavan Sharma, Constable, 29th Battalion, SAF, Datia and Shri Shiv Kumar Sharma, Constable, Lokayukta, Bhopal. Commendable Service Medals were presented to Shri jagdish Prasad Jaiswal, Retired Chief Guard, Central Jail Narsinghpur, Shri Rajpal Meena, District Commandant, Homeguard, Shivpuri, Shri lal Bahadur Kaul, District Commandant, Homeguard, Sidhi, Shri Kamal Kumar Shrivas, S.I. (M) Central Training Institute, Homeguard Mangeli, Jabalpur, Shri Bhagwan Das Bandwal, A.S.I. (M) Divisional office Ujjain, Shri Krishnabali Singh Voluntary CHMA 199 Honeguard Rewa, Shri Anjani Kumar Mishra, Voluntary Company Commander Homeguard Bhopal (Retired), Shri Madan Singh Parte, Voluntary Sainik Homeguard Seoni, Shri Mohd. Waqil Voluntary Sainik Homeguard Seoni and Shri Ashok Kumar Jain, Staff Office Civil Defence Bhopal. Pistol awards were given away to Shri Santosh Kumar Kori, Assistant Inspector General of Police PTRI Bhopal, K.F Rustumji Param Vishisht Category Award to Sarvashri Shri Manu Vyas Superintendent of Police, Chief Minister’s Security Bhopal, Shri Neeraj Pandey, Additional Superintendent of Police Ujjain, Dr. Prashant Choubey Additional Superintendent of Police Indore, Smt. Kamla Joshi SDOP Katni, KF Rustumji award, Shri Mukesh Kumer Vaishya, SP PTS Umaria, Shri Shailendra Singh Chouhan, Additional Superintendent of Police Cyber Crime Bhopal, Shri Sunil Kumar Patidar Town Superintendent of Police Indore, Smt. Varsha Patel, Inspector, Mandla district, Shri Sumer Singh Jaget, City Superintendent of Police Kotwali Chhindwada and Shri Vinod Kushwaha, Inspector Mandsaur.


aa Commissioner Shri Anupam Rajan Hoists National Flag at Directorate Public Relations
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 Aug, 2017

Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan hoisted National Flag at Directorate of Public Relations on the occasion of Independence Day today. He extended Independence Day greetings to all the officers and employees. National song was recited and sweets were distributed on this occasion. Shri Rajan also hoisted National Flag at Madhya Pradesh Environment Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO) and State Archeology Archives and Museum.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra hoists flat at Datia
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 Aug, 2017

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra hoisted the national flag and took the salute of the parade at Police Ground at Datia district headquarters. Minister Dr. Mishra read out the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s message. Relatives of the martyrs of Kargil war were honoured at the ceremony. Students gave a colourful cultural performance on the occasion. Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra hoisted the national flag. He inspected the combined parade. Symbol of peace balloon was blown followed by celebratory firing. About 150 officials/employees were honoured for outstanding work in Datia district at the ceremony. First prize was given to the 29th Brigade of Special Armed Forces for outstanding parade. Minister Dr. Mishra honoured Smt. Somwati Verma and Smt. Prabha Mishra, wives of two jawans who laid down their lives for the country along with 10 Loktantra Rakshaks (Misabandi). MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, elite citizens and general public were present on the occasion.


aa Profitable Rates to Farmers to be Ensured
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Mukhya Mantri Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, Custom Processing scheme and Farmers Entrepreneurship scheme for the children of farmers will be implemented. He also informed about Samadhan Yojana started for defaulter farmers and Mukhya mantra Solar Pump scheme. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that all the undisputed mutation, partition and demarcation cases will be redressed within next three months. After this any person who provides information about more than three months old cases will be rewarded and punitive action will be taken against the concerned revenue officer. Shri Chouhan was speaking to the farmers directly through programme ‘Dil Se’ broadcasted by Akashwani today. CM Shri Chouhan informed that Bhavantar Yojana will ensure profitable value to the farmers for their produces. Under the scheme, the entire date will be compiled through Fasal Girdawari Mobile App. This will help in finding about the particular crop sown by the farmer besides area and arrangements will be made to deposit the difference amount of support price and selling price directly in farmers’ bank accounts by calculating average production. Informing about Revenue Cases monitoring System to avoid delay in mutation, partition and demarcation cases, Shri Chouhan informed that all the undisputed revenue cases will be redressed within next 3 months. He said that after this, any person who provides information about more than three months old cases will be given cash reward and the reward amount will be recovered from the guilty officer/employee. Moreover Shri Chouhan informed that such an arrangement will be made soon for providing Khasra copy free of charge to the farmers every year. He stated that custom processing scheme will be introduced shortly and 40 percent subsidy will be provided to youth to establish center worth Rs. 25 lakh. In these centers, farmers can get their produces cleaned, graded, packed and valued. Krishak Udhyami Yojana is being started shortly for the children of farmers, under which loan from Rs. 10 lakh to 2 crore for self employment will be given to them at government’s guarantee. Also arrangements have been made for 15 percent subsidy and interest subsidy of 5 percent for 5 years under the scheme. Shri Chouhan informed that a roadmap has already been prepared to achieve the target of Prime Minister to double the farmers’ income, which is being shared with the farmers of every district. Under this, attention has been paid mainly on 5 points like reduction in agriculture cost, increase in production and productivity, agriculture diversification, profitable value of production and risk beside arrangement for better relief in natural calamities. He mentioned that doubling the income is not a fantasy. Shri Praksh Jawale, a resident of village Haiderpur of Burhanpur has increased production of soybean from 5 quintals to 7 quintal from one acre using correct method, micro nutrients etc. Using drip irrigation and SSI method in sugarcane crop, he has increased production to 53 tonne from 40 tonne. He has earned a profit of Rs. One lakh per acre in place of Rs. 62 thousand by adopting this model. Similarly, Shri Chouhan informed about 6 folds increase in income over cost by Shri Madhusudan Tonpe of village Tigaon- Pandurna district Chhindwara, Shri Harilal Jaiswal of village Upni of Sidhi district from high-tech production of vegetables, Shri Harish Patidar of village Makdon district Ujjain from organic farming of betel leaf through poly house, Shri Badrilal Dhakad of village Nalkheda of Agar district from production of 600 quintal oranges in one hectare land. He also informed about governmnet’s efforts to make agriculture a profitable occupation. Moreover , Shri Chouhan informed that custom hiring centers have been established to provide agriculture equipments on hire at low rates and linking of youths with the centers. He mentioned that soil testing arrangements are being made in all the blocks so that farmers should not travel far to get the soil tested. CM Shri Chouhan said that loan at minus 10 percent for fertliser and seeds is provided to the farmers under Mukhya Mantri Krishak Sahkari Rin Sahayta Yojana. Proper arrangements have been made for the farmers to eliminate money lenders’ force for recovery. Also initiative has been taken to make amendments in law to prevent money lenders to impose interest more than the principal amount. The amended proposal will be sent to the President for approval. Shri Chouhan advised the farmers to for sowing according to the seeds rate on scientific basis, Arhar by Dharwar method and soybean crop by Rij-Faro method and alternative crops which provides security at the time of natural calamities. He also encouraged the farmers to generate additional income by auxiliary business beside agriculture. Informing about Acharya Vidhya Sagar Gou Samvardhan Yojana, he said that there is an arrangement of Rs. 2.50 lakh subsidy for unit up to Rs. 10 lakh. Mentioning about fall in onion prices inpast, Shri Chouhan mentioned that a scheme has been prepared for onion storage under which 50 percent subsidy i.e. Rs, One lakh 75 thousand is given to the farmer for constructing 50 metric tonne capacity warehouses to enable farmers to get reasonable prices in future. He told the farmers to pay special attention towards encouragement to mulching to control weeding, plastic lining scheme for farm pond, solar drier yojana and integrated insect management. Mentioning about the commitment for reasonable rates for milk to milk producers, Shri Chouhan informed that One lakh kilo milk is being collected through 3 thousand milk collection centers per day. The state is at 4th position producing 14 million tonne milk. On the various incidents in which farmers had to face problems, the Chief Minister said that the government has always been in their support. Mentioning the fall in rates of pulses crops and onions prevalent in the mandi in the last few days he said due to te efforts of the government, farmers were able to earn an income of nearly Rs one thousand crore. Giving information about the security cover provided to farmers against natural calamities by the government, he said under the Mukhya Mantri Krishak Jivan Kalyan Yojana, relief of Rs 4 lakh on death, Rs one lakh on permanent handicap and Rs 50,000 on temporary handicap was provided besides Rs 26,000 per hectare relief on loss of more than 50 per cent irrigated crop loss. He informed that in case of calamity, the loan recovery is stopped. The interest on loan is borne by the government, Despite pendency, loan is given the next year. Expressing his gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for implementing of Prime Mnister’s Crop Insurance Scheme, he said that 50 lakh farmers of the state have been linked to the scheme. He said that in the year the country’s biggest crop insurance claim payment was made in the state. Payment of claims of Rs 1, 880 crores of crop insurance scheme of Kharif 2016 will be made in the month of August. Giving details about the approved and under construction irrigation schemes, the Chief Minister said that by the year 2025, 60 lakh hectare are will be irrigated. He also mentioned about the commitment to provide irrigation facility in 6,50,000 hectare area in Malwa through Narmada water. He said that efforts are being made to include Ken-Betwa in 4,47,000 hectare irrigated area. Reiterating the resolve to implement the principle of Drop more Crop of Prime Minister Shri Modi, he said that arrangement has been made to make water available for irrigation through pressure in 12 lakh hectare area of 44 projects. Congratulating farmers for farming for farming of horticulture crops like Drip Irrigation, he said that in this system 40-60 per cent water use is curtailed. Production rises from 10-30 per cent. The Chief Minister gave information about Mukhya Mantri Sthayi Krishi Pump Connection Scheme to transform irregular connection with temporary connections to permanent pump connections in which 5 lakh agricultural pumps on flat rate. He also told about the bill fixation system according the actual capacity over power meter reading. He said that Rs 31 thousand cost is incurred on 5 horse power electrical pump every year in which farmers have to give only Rs 7,000. He said that the Mukhya Mantri Solar Pump Yojana will be implemented in the areas where power infrastructure has not been developed in which 3 hp solar pump costing about Rs 3 lakh 41 thousand will be made available for Rs 34 thousand whereas 5 hp pump worth Rs 4 lakh 68 thousand will be made available in Rs 68 thousand. On the commitment of providing beneficial price to farmers, the Chief Minister said that the Price Stabilisation Index has been set up at a cost of Rs 1,000 which will interfere in the market and fetch fair price for farmers for their products. Also a Agriculture Product Cost and Marketing Commission has been formed that will intervene if price of crops fall. Similarly farmers were encouraged for interim storage under the Fertiliser Interim Storage Scheme. In this process the farmers will not have to pay interest. The Chief Minister informed about implementing the Samadhan Yojana to make loan available on zero per cent to defaulter farmers and to arrange both single instalment and separate loans for Rabi and Kharif crops. He said kisan bazaar will be formed in all urban bodies so that farmers can sell their crops directly to the consumers. During discussion with farmers the Chief Minister said that agriculture is the basis of the state’s economy and good farming strengthens the economy of the state. When the farmer gets money he goes to the market following which the trader is able to do business. The shop gets its goods from the factory. When the factory sells products, capital is generated and new employment opportunities are generate. Therefore, when the crop fails, the entire economy comes to a standstill. Thus farming is the government’s topmost priority. Talking about the situation of rain, he assured farmers that the government had prepared itself to tackle any kind of natural calamity. He said that due to the efforts of the farmers, the state was leading in the field of agriculture following which the state was receiving the Krishi Karman Award for the last five consecutive years. The Agriculture Growth Rate of the state in the last five years has been 20 per cent. The state is leading in production of Pulses, Oilseeds, chana, Masoor, soyabean, guava, tomato and garlic production. Similarly it is on the second position in the production of wheat, tuar, sarson, amla, orange, peas and coriander. In just one decade, the state’s agriculture production has more than doubled. During a conversation with farmers on the occasion of Balram Jayanti, the Chief Minister spoke at length with the farmers on government schemes, advanced farming, works being undertaken to make it more beneficial, government efforts in this direction and the outcome. He assured the farmers the government is committed to ensure that the families of the farmers live peacefully. It was committed to keep farmers free from any troubles. He appealed to the farmers that they must take full benefit of government schemes. He urged the Agriculture Department, research institutes, educational institutes etc. to work in unison.


aa Finance Minister Shri Mallayya Launches Mission Green Damoh
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 Aug, 2017

Finance Minister Shri Jayant Mallayya while inaugurating the mission Green Damoh -2 said that plantation is not a programme but a social campaign. Youth must ensure their participation in this campaign in large number with enthusiasm. He expressed hope that Mission Green Damoh will help Damoh to be identified as the greenest city in the state in future. President Jila Panchayat Shri Shivcharan Patel stated that plantation has been undertaken at temples and mosques’ premises equally under the mission. Collector Damoh Shri Shriniwas Sharma mentioned that people of all the walks of the life have participated with enthusiasm for Mission Green Damoh. This activity has become an example of social harmony. Wide Arrangements in Education Sector in State Shri Mallayya mentioned that there is no shortage of funds in the state for the education of talented children. He said that fee for pursuing studies in prestigious educational institutions will be borne by the state government. A special fund has been formed in this regard. Shri Mallayya laid emphasis for more encouragement to girls towards education in Kushwaha community. Moreover, he announced an amount of Rs. 5 lakh for construction of Mangal Bhavan of Kushwaha community. MLA Shri Lakhan Patel was present in the programme.


aa MoS Shri Sarang Performs Bhoomi Poojan of Development Works at Kailash Nagar
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 Aug, 2017

Minister of State for Cooperatives, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang performed bhoomi poojan of development works at ward no. 58 of Kailash Nagar today. On this occasion, Shri Sarang said that development works of both the two parks and road construction at Kailash Nagar (Bhartiya Niketan) will be completed soon. Local Corporator Smt. Geeta Tomar, Elderman Shri Suryakant Gupta, Smt. Malti Rai, Shri Ashok Vani and citizens were present on the occasion.


aa CM SHRI CHOUHAN To INTERACT WITH FARMERS IN DIL SE PROGRAMME
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will interact with farmers through 'Dil Se' programme on 13 August on the occassion of Balram Jayanti. This programme will be telecasted from all the centres of Aakashvani and Doordarshan from 6 to 6.30 pm.


aa Kharif Sowing Completed in Over 121 Lakh Hectare Area in State
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Aug, 2017

Kharif sowing has been completed in 121 lakh 43 thousand hectare during Kharif season in the state till date. The condition of Kharif crop sowed in the state is satisfactory. No special damage to crops has been caused by the insects so far. Despite less rains in comparison to the normal rains in some areas of the state, the growth of crops is satisfactory owing to the required moisture. According to Director Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Mohanlal, sowing activity of kharif crop is almost completed. Programme was fixed in the state for sowing in 132 lakh hectare area. 92 percent sowing has been completed till date. Under the grain crops during kharif season , a programme was fixed to sow paddy in 23 lakh 60 thousand hectare area. Paddy has been sowed in 18 lakh 6 thousand hectare area so far which is more than last year. Moreover, a target to sow maize in 12 lakh 85 thousand hectare area was set and against this maize has been sowed in around 13 lakh 11 thousand area more than the target over last year. Farmers have shown keen interest in maize sowing. Under the kharif season, grain crops have been sowed in a total of 36 lakh 20 thousand hectare area. Furthermore, soybean has been sowed in 48 lakh hectare area till date. A programme was laid down to sow soybean in 53 lakh hectare area in the current year. Sowing activity has been completed in about 54 lakh hectare area under the oil seeds crops this year. Cotton has been sowed by the farmers in 5 lakh 80 thousand hectare area. Pulses crops have been sowed in 25 lakh 88 thousand hectare area in the state including 100 percent Tuar in 6 lakh 50 thousand hectare area and Urad in 17 lakh 16 thousand hectare area. Average rainfall of 480 m.m. has been recorded in the state till date. Normally state records 550.9 m.m. normal average rainfalls till second week of August.


aa Revenue Minister Shri Gupta reviews Budhwa Mangal Mela preparations at Dandrouadham
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Aug, 2017

Revenue Minister and Bhind district in charge Shri Umashankar Gupta said that in the preparations of Budhwa mela, public representatives, office-bearers of three-tier panchayat and urban bodies, voluntary organizations, social workers, devotees and departmental officers should make efforts to brace arrangements. Shri Gupta was addressing a review meeting of preparations of the Dandrouadham mela. Minister incharge Shri Gupta told them to pay special attention to cleanliness and waste management during the mela. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Narmada Valley Development Shri Lalsingh Arya, Shri Ramdasji Maharaj, MLA Shri Choudhury Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi, Shri Hemant Katare, District Cooperative Bank President Shri K.P.Singh and senior officers of the district were also present. Minister of State Shri Lalsingh Arya said at the meeting that the Budhwa Mangal Mela will be organized on September 5, 2017 this year also and on the same day Ganesh Visarjan will also be held. He said the administration and police officers should make foolproof arrangements for law and order etc. MLA Choudhury Shri Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi laid stress on tightening traffic system. He also expressed the need to make effective arrangements of lighting, drinking water and barricading to facilitate devotees to have darshan of Sakhi roop Hanumanji at the fair. A committee chaired by Minister in charge Shri Umashankar Gupta was formed for public participation in Budhwa Mangal Mela. Director of Bihari Vidyalaya, Bhind Shri Rajesh Sharma was nominated chairman of the committee. MLA Choudhury Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi of Mehgaon announced to give Rs 10 lakhs from MLA fund for the arrangements at Dandrouadham temple at Budhwa Mangal Mela. Minister in charge Shri Gupta, Minister of State Shri Lalsingh Arya, MLA Choudhury Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi, Shri Hemant Katare, Shri Sanjeev Kankar, District Cooperative Bank President Shri K.P. Singh, Mandi Preisdent Shri Sajjan Singh Yadav and Shri Rajkumar Gupta, Director of Bihari Vidyalaya Shri Rajesh Sharma, Jouri Sarpanch Shri Akhilesh Purohot, social worker Shri Omprakash Agrawal agreed to contribute Rs 20,000 each for assistance in the Mela. Giving information about Mela preparations during the meeting Collector Dr. Illaiyaraja T. said that arrangement for road, water, electricity etc. would be completed apart from ensuring law and order, cleanliness, drinking water, waste management and barricading. Health camp and 108 ambulance arrangement will also be made. The Collector said that the magistrate will be on duty to make mela arrangements more effective. Bhoomi-pujan of development works Minister in charge Shri Umashankar Gupta performed bhoomi-pujan of development works of Rs 13.10 lakh and Rs 13.97 lakh C.C. Road construction at Dandraouadham Parisar, nullah construction work worth Rs 14.75 lakh through MNREGA and community hall worth Rs 5.35 lakh. Minister in charge Shri Gupta and Minister of State Shri Arya visited Sakhi roop Hanuman at Dandrouadham along with public representatives and took stock of the Mela arrangements. Minister Shri Gupta, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Narmada Valley Development Shri Lalsingh Arya and MLAs and others alongwith Ramdas Ji Maharaj of Dandrouadham planted neem saplings at the temple premises.


aa Notice to Snapdeal, India Mart for Online Trading of Wild Life Ingredients
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Aug, 2017

The Madhya Pradesh State Level Tiger Strike Force has served notices to Snapdeal, India Mart, Wish and Buy and Craft Comparison companies for selling wild life ingredients on their online trading portal. Companies have been told to remove all the contents related to wild life ingredients and its sale immediately. Moreover, the companies have been told to clarify why an action should not be initiated against them owing to their involvement in trade of wild life ingredients. People Promoting Superstitions Falls Prey to their own Propaganda It may be mentioned that the Indore unit of Tiger Strike Force has confiscated products namely Hatthajodi and Siyar Singi made up of wild life limbs from the premises of Shubh Bhakti company situated at Vijay Nagar area of Indore on June 15-16. Owners of the company Sumit Sharma and Firoze Ali were arrested by the TSF. During the investigation, accused have confessed that they trade pooja material through their company and sell the products on higher prices. The accused also informed that people’s superstition like possession of Hatthajodi will make them win court case, make them rich, child birth, enhancement of business and solution to every problem helped them in selling these products in good quantity but now they are in trouble due to these ingredients. Case Registered Under Wild Life Protection Act A case has been registered against all the accused under the Wild Life Protection Act. During the investigation they have confessed that they are trading in these wild life ingredients through 4 websites. In their defense they mentioned that this material does not belong to wild life but it is roots of plants etc. However, the investigation team was aware that these are wild life ingredients, despite that forensic test was carried out and wild life ingredients were confirmed. Online Sale is New Method to Sell Superstitions in Country Owing to superstitions in Madhya Pradesh , country and other states, the cases of wild life ingredients had come to the fore earlier also. But now it has changed its form because of the new methods like online sale. Cases were registered against such crime in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by the Wild Life Crime Control Bureau in the past. Officers of Wild Life Crime Control Bureau were also part of the team during crackdown at Indore. Forest Minister’s Appeal Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar has appealed to the people to stay away from these kinds of superstition. Spread awareness among the people. Possession of wild life ingredients, its trade and use is crime. They can inform about this on mobile numbers 9424792414, 9424797267, 9424792115, 942479324 and 9424797031 to 41, if they have any information regarding sale of wild life ingredients.


aa Sufficient Arrangements in State’s Hospitals to Tackle Swine Flu and Dengue
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 Aug, 2017

Isolation wards have been made in all the districts of the state to tackle swine flu and dengue. Beside this sufficient arrangements have been made in all the medical colleges of the state for swine flu and dengue treatment. Commissioner Health Smt. Pallavi Jain reviewed the activities of these wards active since last month through video conferencing today. Subject Expert and Head of the Department Gandhi Medical College Dr. Lokendra Dave and Microbiologist of AIIMS Dr. Devashish Vishwas gave presentation on guidelines prescribed by the Government of India as regard to infectious diseases, prevention from swine flu and treatment etc. to Civil Surgeons cum Chief Hospital Superintendent of all the districts, Medical Specialists and Block Medical Officers. Moreover, the guidelines have been sent to all the districts at the instructions of Principal Secretary Health. Director Health Dr. Sahu informed that 10 beds in hospitals having more than 300 bed capacity, 5 beds in hospitals with the capacity of 100 to 300 beds and 2 beds in hospitals with the capacity of 50 beds have been kept reserved for swine flu patients. Alert towards swine flu has been sent to all the hospitals in the state keeping in view the increasing number of patients in neighboring states. This is the reason that maximum number of patients became healthy and fit owing to effective prevention. Only one person has died as he was brought late to the hospital. Swine Flu Ward Functional in J.P. Hospital since July 18 Permanent ward has been made for treatment of swine flu and dengue patients in J.P. hospital since last few years. The ward has been shifted to ground floor from first floor which is functional since July 18. All the facilities towards pathology tests beside treatment of patients including ventilator are available in the hospital. 7 bed isolation swine flu ward and 10 bed dengue ward have been made. There is sufficient arrangements in ward for nursing staff, medicines, equipments, suction machine, VTN Kit, PPE Kit, N-95 Mask, Plain Mask, Gloves, B.P. Instrument, O.T. Gas Flow Meter, E-Pad Monitor, Temi-Flu medicines beside other essential medicines. Moreover, a separate OPD has been made for swine flu patients so that normal patients should not come in their contact. A total of 167 patients have been examined in the OPD till date. Out of these, treatment of one possible patient of C category is being undertaken from August 9 hospitalizing him in the isolation ward. Do Not Panic, Be Cautious About Swine Flu Dr. Lokendra Dave inspected the swine flu ward at J.P. Hospital today and imparted training to the nurses. He informed that there is no need to panic about swine flu. Swine flu virus are effective till a distance of 4 feet from patient. Clean your hands thoroughly with sanitiser after administering medicines to the patient. He further mentioned that a plain mask is sufficient for prevention from disease. Dr. Dave also demonstrated proper way to wear mask. He stated that virus becomes inactive naturally after two hours from disposal of mask. Directions were issued to the concerned districts by the Health department today again reviewing daily status of Dengue, Swine Flu and Chikungunya and other diseases.


aa Youth Power should take Resolution to Build New Madhya Pradesh-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged youths to come forward to build New Madhya Pradesh for building New India. He further mentioned that under the Youth for New Madhya Pradesh concept, yuva clubs will be formed in all the districts. He called upon the youths for taking resolution to make poverty free Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan was addressing the youths on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement at Shaurya Smarak campus here today. CM Shri Chouhan said that youth will be sent to interact with soldiers posted at the borders and now Andaman and Nicobar will be included under the Maa Tujhe Pranam Yojana being started for inspiring youths toward patriotism to enable them to understand the sufferings of revolutionists. Moreover, Shri Chouhan urged the youths to take resolution for making Madhya Pradesh free of terrorism, casteism, sectarianism and poverty. He stated that the youths of Madhya Pradesh will contribute wholeheartedly to fulfill the dream cherished by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to make country free from terrorism, sectarianism, poverty, corruption and casteism. Interacting with the youths, Shri Chouhan informed them in detail that how the freedom struggle begun and how the revolutionary and non-violence movements took place simultaneously. He said that freedom is not gained easily. Thousand of revolutionists sacrificed their lives for the freedom. He further mentioned that revolution against British begun in 1857. Revolutionists took a march from Meerut to Delhi. He stated that 1857 revolution could not succeed owing to treason of our own people but struggle continued. A team of Lal, Bal and Pal gave new soul to the revolution. Non – Cooperation movement was undertaken by Gandhi Ji. There was movement of revolutionists on hand on the other it was nonviolence movement. He further informed the youths that how the revolutionists suffered the torture. How Subhashchandra Bose and Bhagt Singh like revolutionists acted for the freedom of India. Gandhi Ji gave a slogan of Do or Die and that’s how Quit India Movement moved forward. Furthermore Shri Chouhan said that Quit India Movement became the movement of every patriotic citizen. Shri Chouhan told the youth about how revolutionaries faced the torture of Britishers and how Chandrashekhar, Subhashchandra Bose and Bhagat Singh like revolutionaries worked for the freedom of the country. He said that Gandhi Ji gave the slogan 'Do or Die' and Quit India Movement got progress. He said that Quit India Movement had become a movement for every patriotic citizen. Many freedom fighters sacrificed in Madhya Pradesh as well. Eleven patriotic persons got martyred in Betul and ten in Indore, Freedom fighters were sacrificed for the freedom in Jabalpur. Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is a state of youths. State government introduced many innovative schemes for youths. He said that the Government will bear the cost of education of talented students. There will be no dearth of fund for education. Referring schemes like Mukhyamantri Swarojgar, Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Yojana, Mukhyamantri Yuva Contractor Yojana, he called upon youths that they should come forward and take benefit of the schemes. They should not be job-seeker but be provider of job. He said that he wants youths to be full of hopes and self confidence. The Chief Minister exhorted youths to think in right direction for the state and do good work. He administered resolution to create new Madhya Pradesh and said that all youths should celebrate the Independence Day on August 15. Minister of state for cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang said that India got freedom due to sacrifice of Freedom fighters. Revolutionaries gave up everything and got India independence. He called upon youths to take resolution to make the freedom everlasting. He proposed thanks of the chief minister for incorporating youths with Quit India Movement. Before this, Shri Chouhan felicitated freedom fighters Shri Manik Chand Chaubey, Smt Sharma, Shri Jamir Khan, Shri Mukhtar Khan, Shri Laxmikant Mishra by presenting shwal and shriphal. Shri Chouhan announced to give cash of Rs one lakh each to different schools and colleges for presentations on Quit India Movement. Shri Chouhan recalled the martyrs at War Memorial and paid tributes in the beginning. The Chief Minister offered flowers before portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and lit the torch as a symbol of the freedom. Principal Secretary, culture, Shri Manoj Shrivastava proposed thanks. MLA Shri Surendra Nath Singh, Bhopal mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Smt Sadhna Singh and youths from Bhopal and students of schools and colleges were present on the occasion.


aa Minister Smt. Scindia dedicates RTO Bhavan at Shivpuri
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 Aug, 2017

Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia dedicated the District Transport Office building constructed at a cost of Rs 3 crores at Shivpuri. Smt. Scindia distributed free-of-cost learning licenses on the occasion to Ku. Monika Mudgal, Ku. Deeksha Sharma, Ku. Varsha Sharma and Shri Mohan Dikshit. She planted saplings also on the occasion. MLA of Pohri Vidhan Sabha Shri Prahlad Bharti and senior officers were also present in the programme.


aa Video Conference on “New India Manthan” Concluded
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 Aug, 2017

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi apprised all the important officers and district collectors with his perspectives on development agenda till year 2022 through video conferencing organized on “New India Manthan”. Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri P.C. Meena, Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Principal Secretary Commercial Taxes Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Rajesh Rajora and other senior officers were present in the video conference. District Collectors of the state participated in the video conferencing through District NIC Centers.


aa Applications invited for Minority State Service Award 2016-17 till August 31
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 Aug, 2017

Applications have been invited for Minority State Service Award for the year 2016-17 till August 31. The state government honours persons belonging to the minority community in the state every year for their excellent services with awards including ‘Shaheed Ashfaq Ullah Khan, Shaheed Hameed Khan and Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad awards. Under these awards the selected person will be granted Rs one lakh cash and certificate of appreciation. Social workers of the state can present their entries for Madhya Pradesh Minority Class State Service Award (2016-17) till August 31 to Commissioner, Backward Class and Minority Welfare, Second Floor, Satpura Bhavan, Bhopal. For more details, log on to the website www.bewwelfar.mp.in.nic.in .


aa CM Shri Chouhan to interact with youths on Yuva Samvad at Shaurya Smarak at 8 p.m.
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will interact with youths on ‘Yuva Samvad’ at Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal on the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement on August 9 at 8 p.m. The Chief Minister will also administer the oath of Quit India Corruption, Terrorism, Casteism and Communalism to the youths in this Samvad. Various programmes are being organised on the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement to apprise the youth of today with the importance and memoirs of freedom struggle. In this series, Yuva Samvad will begin at Shaurya Smarak at 8 p.m. on August 9 with the Vande Mataram song. The youth participating in the Yuva Samvad will put up their queries. Students of Classes 11th and 12th of the School Education Department and college level students of Higher Education Department will take part in the Yuva Samvad. Apart from N.C.C., N.S.S., Scouts and Guides and students of ‘Ma Tujhe Pranam’ Yojana, disabled youths will also take part. A cultural programme based on patriotism will also be presented. Programmes will also be organised at the district level in which ministers in charge will also be present. The main Yuva Samvad programme of Bhopal will be telecast on Doordarshan and will be aired on all AIR Kendras and FM Radio.


aa Students of Mission Tiranga Meet CM Shri Chouhan at Ujjain
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Ujjain to participate in Shrawan Maas’s last sawari of Baba Mahakaal on Monday on the auspicious festival of Raksha bandhan. Ku. Urvashi Jain, Ku. Kanishka Parihar and others of Mission Taranga met CM Shri Chouhan at helipad. They informed Shri Chouhan that they are distributing Tiranga visiting door to door and are apprising people to hoist flag according to the Flag Code. CM Shri Chouhan told the students that he will tweet his message. Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain, Chairman Ujjain Development Authority Shri Jagdish Agrawal, Mayor Smt. Meena Jonwal, MP Dr. Chintaman Malviya, MLA Dr. Mohan Yadav and other Public Representatives accorded welcome to Shri Chouhan at the helipad.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Performs Abhishek and Pooja-Archana of Lord Mahakaal
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife Smt. Sadhna and son Shri Kartikey performed Abhishek and Pooja-Archana of Lord Mahakaal at Mahakaleshwar temple during his visit to Ujjain on last Monday of Shrawan Maas. He prayed to the Lord Mahakaal for welfare, happiness and prosperity of all.


aa Vigyan Express’ Train Reaches Habibganj Station of Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Aug, 2017

Science Express Train of Union Ministry of Forest and Environment reached Habibganj station of Bhopal. Secretary State Bio-Diversity Board Shri Shriniwas Moorthy inaugurated train on railway station by cutting a ribbon. The 16 coach Vigyan Express is a specially designed air conditioned is a mobile exhibition. It may be mentioned that climate change is of significant importance for environment. The effects of climate change are global but people have very limited information and understanding towards it. Therefore, information related to climate change has been provided in the “Science Express Climate Action Special” train under the 9th phase. This train will cover 68 places from February 17 to September 08, 2017. School and College students, Officers/Employees of various departments besides common men can view this exhibition. Out of 16 coaches of Science Express, an exhibition has been showcased in 8 coaches by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. Information on various aspects of climate change, studies and problems has been displayed. Moreover, affects of climate change, its solutions and perspective of policies have been presented in very interesting and easy manner in the exhibition. Furthermore, an exhibition has been showcased by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and Biotechnology department in coach no. 9 to 11. Progress taking place in the biotechnology field in the country beside subjects related to science education in India have been displayed in these coaches. A Kids zone has been made for students of class 3 to 5 in the express. Students get opportunity here to play games in order to parries them with environment and to prepare science and math models. In addition to this, Joy of Science laboratory has been installed in other coach where students can understand bio-diversity, climate change, environment, science and concept of math through different experiments and activities. Also a facility of discussion cum training centre has been provided in the express for building environment, science and math competency among the teachers. It is to be highlighted that this train passed through various states took halt at Amla station of Madhya Pradesh from August 4 to 6. It will take halt at Habibganj station onAugust 7 to 9 followed by Bina railway station on August 10 to 12 and Khajuraho railway station on August 13 to 14. Programmes are being organized at the concerned railway stations to ensure state’s participation by EPCO and M.P. –C.D.M. Agency. A Climate Change special awareness programme was organised for students by EPCO and M.P.-C.D.M. agency at Amla and Betul railway stations on August 4 and 5, 2017. Under the programme, ‘Jalvayu Parivartan: Jane Samjhe’ students were informed about climarte, climate change, causes for climate change, its effects and solutions. Moreover, later on the students were described that activities undertaken by them are eco-friendly or not through footprint calculator under the ‘Aao Jaane-Apna Footprint’. Beside this under the ‘Abhi Karein-Sabhi Karein’ activity, the students were informed that what kind of substances and activities should be adopted to protect environment. Questions concerning environment and climate change issues were asked to the students under the quiz and students were awarded for answering correct answers. The Science Express train will take halt at platform no. 2 of Habibganj railway Station from August 7 to 9. Various programmes will be organized by EPCO, M.P.-C.D.M. agency and CEE at the platform. Visiting time for exhibition is from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. There is no charge to see the exhibition and everyone is invited in the exhibition.


aa CS Shri Singh Inspects SDM and Tahsil Courts
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Aug, 2017

Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh inspected SDM office of Suhagpur district Shahdol and Suhagpur Tahsil Office till late Thursday night. He also inspected the revenue cases pending at revenue court. Shri Singh expressed anger on finding large number of cases pending for redressal from long time at SDM revenue court, Suhagpur. He issued directives to prepare a list of these revenue cases and to ensure their immediate redressal. During the inspection, Shri Singh retrieved the files kept in the cupboards itself and studied the matter deeply and apprised the commissioner and collector present on the occasion about real status. Expressing astonishment on finding pending revenue cases since last 17, 12 and 10 years during inspection of SDM court Suhagpur exhibited anger in this matter. He mentioned that a strict action will be taken against the guilty revenue officers now. Collector should take pending cases seriously. Shri Singh further mentioned that FIR should be registered in the cases in which revenue officers and employees have deliberately made mistakes. He also issued instructions to the collectors to ensure sending a report after inspecting all the revenue courts under him within a month.


aa Chief Minister Shri Chouhan to Hold Direct Dialogues with People
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will link himself with people of the state directly. He will hold direct dialogues with the citizens of the state every month through a radio programme ‘Dil Se’. He will express his views on various issues concerning citizens and will put forth priorities. Beside this, Shri Chouhan will share information on government’s policies, programmes, schemes and action plans of future with the common men. First programme will be broadcasted from 6.00 p.m. on all the Akashvani centers of the state on August 13. CM Shri Chouhan will link himself with youths, women, farmers, labourers beside businessmen and all the sections of the society through this programme. The programme will be in such a form of Shri Chouhan’s expression of sentiments in which he will communicate openly with the people. Shri Chouhan will express his sentiments and commitments for the welfare of the people. The Chief Minister’s radio programme ‘Dil Se’ will be broadcasted together on all the Akashvani centers of Madhya Pradesh every month at the fixed date and time.


aa Sand Harvesting and Marketing Policy to be Made in State
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Aug, 2017

Suggestions have been invited for the citizens for the proposed Sand Mining System till August 10, 2017. Suggestions can be forwarded to the website of the Mining Department. It may be mentioned that Geologists, Businessmen, stakeholders, Senior Officers of the department and Technical Experts had participated in a workshop held on July 21 for deliberations to frame Sand Harvesting and Marketing Policy favourable to the rivers in the state. After the deliberations, recommendations were made preparing 4 models in the state and Sand Harvesting and Marketing Policy has been proposed based on these recommendations. Consensus has been expressed during the workshop that sand harvesting should be carried out on the basis of scientific method, moreover it should be carried out in such a quantity so that no damage should be caused to the rivers’ condition. Sand condition could vary on the rivers. Hence, this should also be ascertained with scientific method. Deliberations on how to control the rate of sand being provided to the consumers could be controlled were held in the workshop and recommendations were made. In all 4 models have been recommended for sand harvesting and marketing including first model i.e. current system in the state, second Telangana model and third model i.e. system prevalent in Chhattisgarh at present. Under the proposed fourth model, it was proposed in the workshop that re-estimation of available sand quantity should be carried out in non-operational mines. The mines which are still non-operational should be canceled and Government/Corporation should obtain environment and other permissions towards arrangement for availability of 1.00 crore cubic meter sand through e-auction system within 6 months. The corporation should mine around 50 lakh cubic meter sand according to the model no.2 i.e. Telangana model. Beside this, sand transport companies should be formed in major cities like Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior on the lines of BRTS for sand transportation. Similarly, arrangements should be made for sand harvesting on mining sites itself, vigilance and enforcement, vehicles’ tracking, check posts and weighing scales. Also suggestion for making arrangement at check posts as per the PPP model was given in the workshop.


aa MoS Shri Joshi inaugurates ‘Khichdi seva’ for relatives of AIIMS patients
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Aug, 2017

Gurudwara Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Saket Nagar will distribute free khichdi to relatives of AIIMS patients daily. Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge), School Education and Labour Shri Deepak Joshi inaugurated the Khichdi Seva. He also praised the langar system run by the Sikh community. Shri Joshi said that human life is for service to others. Sikh community has always remained ahead in the service to humanity. Director AIIMS Dr. Madhusudan Nagarkar said that the institute will extend all possible support in the Khichdi service. He told that all patients whether rich or poor are treated uniformly. Local public representatives and Sikh community representatives were present.


aa Abide by IT and Aadhar Act to make website and mobile app
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Aug, 2017

While making website, web application and mobile app, ensure compliance of IT Act 2000 and Aadhar Act 2016. Principal Secretary Science and Technology Shri Mohammed Suleiman issued an order to officials in this regard. As per IT and Aadhar Act, making any sensitive, private and financial information public is prohibited. All sensitive information should be encrypted in websites, web application and mobile app and collected. Aadhar card number, pan card number, UAN, Bank account number, credit card number and debit card numbers should be made public in a masked form. For example –xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-1234 aadhar number. Sensitive and private information must not be made public in the services based on aadhar number.


aa Datia Tops in Pradhan Mantri Awas in State, Fifth in Country
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Aug, 2017

A meeting of nodal officers of Madhya Pradesh State Road Safety Implementation Committee chaired by Deputy Inspector General of Police Shri Induprakash Arjariya was held today at Police Training and Research Institute. Shri Arjariya reviewed the progress of the proceedings of the last state-level meeting. He told the nodal officers of various departments to present the progress of the proceedings within a week. Shri Arjariya also instructed to ensure presence of the nodal department officers at the Road Safety Committee meeting to be held at the district level. Assistant Inspector General of Police Shri Santosh Kori and Shri Mahendra Jain were also present. Before the meeting, Shri Arjariya took an introduction of all nodal officers.


aa Ensure presence of nodal department officer in District Road Safety Committee
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 Aug, 2017

A meeting of nodal officers of Madhya Pradesh State Road Safety Implementation Committee chaired by Deputy Inspector General of Police Shri Induprakash Arjariya was held today at Police Training and Research Institute. Shri Arjariya reviewed the progress of the proceedings of the last state-level meeting. He told the nodal officers of various departments to present the progress of the proceedings within a week. Shri Arjariya also instructed to ensure presence of the nodal department officers at the Road Safety Committee meeting to be held at the district level. Assistant Inspector General of Police Shri Santosh Kori and Shri Mahendra Jain were also present. Before the meeting, Shri Arjariya took an introduction of all nodal officers.


aa CM Shri Chouhan condoles former minister Shri Gehlot’s demise
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed deep condolences on the death of former minister Shri Prabhudayal Gehlot. Shri Chouhan said in his message that Late Shri Gehlot set the best example of service and dedication in public life. He lived a simple and saintly life and contributed towards the state’s development while fulfilling several significant responsibilities. Shri Chouhan prayed to God to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the family to bear the loss


aa Muskan to have her own pucca library
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 Aug, 2017

Muskan Ahirwar, a fifth class student will now have a pucca library of her own. She was running a library in her kachha house in Durganagar slum in the capital. She has started her library with 25 educational books in 2016 which has gradually grown and now accommodates about 1000 books. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan honoured Muskan at his residence and granted Rs 2 lakh assistance fund. He assured her that very soon she will own a one-room pucca library. An overwhelmed Muskan said that now nothing can stop her and the other slum children from moving ahead. Mamaji and his government is with them and now they have to work hard. Muskan is a student of Glorious Higher Secondary School, Jehangirabad and her elder sister Neha is a 9th standard student of Tatya Tope Higher Secondary School. Her younger brother, studies in Muskan’s school in 4th standard. Akash is in first standard. Her uncle Rakesh Kumar helps in the house. He is engaged in centering work. Muskan’s father Manohar Ahirwar was also engaged in the same work but he passed away on July 7. Says Muskan, “Papa used to say do something big, Study hard. She herself wants to be a doctor.” Muskan told that the library is open from 5 pm -7 pm. Nearly 20-25 children come to the library. They have to sit on a mat. A few children take the books home and return it later. “I ask questions related to the books and if the children give proper answer, I know they have read them. I have a register to maintain all accounts,” says Muskan. The Chief Minister said that if girls like Muskan are extended support by the whole society, it won’t be long before the conditions change. Government will extend all possible support.


aa Brothers will have to vow to stay away from intoxicants
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 Aug, 2017

On Raksha Bandhan this year, sisters will ask their brothers to resolve to stay away from all kinds of intoxicants. Directorate of Women Empowerment has made a unique initiative. Sankalp Patras are being sent all over the state under the “Sashakt Parivar Sashakt Desh” initiative. The Sankalp Patras are being sent to MPs, MLAs, District Panchayats, Janpad Panchayat Presidents, Mayor, Corporator, Colleges and Schools. This Sankalp Patra will reach all brothers and it will be kept on the ‘puja ki thali’. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan released the Sankalp Patra at the Mantralaya recently. The CM praised the innovative initiative. He said that the objectives made from small efforts are always fulfilled. Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis was present on the occasion.


aa MAPCOST should make project to raise income
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 Aug, 2017

Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology (MAPCOST) should form a committee to make a project to raise its income. Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta gave these instructions during a meeting of MAPCOST executive committee. Shri Gupta said that recruitments on16 posts as per MAPCOST’s requirement should be made with transparency. He approved the proposal of hall construction in Ujjain Taramandal Parisar and purchase of 3-D technique equipment, the total cost of which is Rs 6 crore 50 lakh. During the meeting a proposal of Rs 17 crore 70 lakhs for setting up sub-regional science centre at Jabalpur has been approved. Decision on increasing fellowship amount of project team working in the Council was also taken during the meeting. Now research associates, senior research fellows, junior research fellows who are NET/GATE qualified will now get Rs 36,000, Rs 28,000 and Rs 25,000 respectively. Order to remove Accounts In Charge Shri Gupta ordered removal of In charge Joint Director for not maintaining proper accounts related records. He said that auditing of all records should be done. Principal Secretary Science and Technology Shri Mohammed Suleiman, MAPCOST Director General Dr. Navin Chandra and other members of the committee were present at the meeting


aa CM Shri Chouhan gifts slippers to tendu leaf pluckers Chunni and Budhia
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 Aug, 2017

Smt. Chunni Khairwar, w/o Dadua Khairwar, a tendu leaf collector from vangram Jawarin in Satna district and Smt. Budhia Mavasi w/o Shri Shivmaran Mavasi of Chhari village will neither have blisters in their feet nor will they have to wander in search for cold water in the jungle. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Barondha village on July 31, 2017 on Monday and personally made the two women wear slippers and gave them a Cello water bottle. Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar also offered slippers to the tendu leaf collectors and gave them Cello water bottles. The crowd present during the programme was overwhelmed when Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan himself made them wear the slippers. Tendu leaf collectors Smt. Chunni Khairwar and Smt. Budhia Mavasi were quite impressed with the CM’s gesture and blessed him. Smt. Chunni and Smt. Budhia pluck tendu leaf and earn their livelihood in the vangrams in the Patharkachar Laghu Vanopaj Samiti area. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan launched the Charanpaduka Yojana for the tendu leaf collectors of the state on July 31, Monday at Barondha village in Satna district. The Chief Minister had announced in Umaria on April 18, 2017 that the scheme would be launched in the state for the tendu leaf pluckers. One couple each from each tendu leaf plucker family will be made to wear slippers and shoes and given free water bottles. Over 21.50 lakh tendu leaf collectors would be benefitted from the scheme.
Tendu leaf collectors get Rs 1.44 crore bonus Rs 1 crore 44 lakhs bonus was given to 9,868 tendu leaf collectors of 13 committees of three ranges on July 31st in Chitrakoot. The Charanpaduka Yojana is being implemented by the Rajya Laghu Vanopaj Sahakari Sangh. Managing Director of the Sangh Shri Jawwad Hasan told that 23 lakh 36 thousand standard bags of tendu leaf worth Rs 1338 crore has been collected in the year 2017 in state. After cutting the expenses, 70 per cent amount of the cost will be distributed to the tendu leaf collectors as bonus in the year 2018. This amount will be around Rs 500 crores. The bonus amount will be apart from the remuneration of Rs 292 crore payable to the tendu leaf collectors.


aa Nod to selection of developers for water supply to industries in Dewas
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 Aug, 2017

Permission for selection of developers under restructured scheme in the Swiss Challenge Process for water supply to industries in Dewas was given at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today. All proceedings in this connection will be carried out by MPSIDC Limited. The Cabinet approved the revision of honorarium payable to Attorney General Madhya Pradesh/Additional Attorney General/ Advocate General/ Government Advocate and Deputy Public Prosecutor legal office-bearers posted in Jabalpur, Indore and Gwalior who are appointed on behalf of the Madhya Pradesh government for advocating in favour of the government in the esteemed High Court. Rs 1 lakh 80 thousand is the revised fixed monthly honorarium payable to the Attorney General, Rs 1 lakh 75 thousand to the Additional Attorney General, Rs 1 lakh 60 thousand to the Advocate General , Rs 1 lakh 25 thousand to the Government Advocate and Rs 1 lakh to the Deputy Public Prosecutor. The Cabinet has approved creation of four posts of head constable in the Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission. Their payscale will Rs 5200-20200+2400 grade pay. The Cabinet has approved second Timescale Payscale of Rs 5500-9000 to 8 technical employees of the Ministry from April 1, 2006 at par with Ministry’s Assistant Grade-3. The Cabinet has approved to revise the special pay to the office boy in the ministry from Rs 50 to Rs 250 per month. The Cabinet took the decision to regularize total approved 1358 posts and scheme in the year 2017-18 to ‘ATMA’ Submission on Agricultural Extension of National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology aided by Government of India under Farmer-Welfare and Agriculture Development Department. The Cabinet took the decision to extend the plan for merger of Madhya Pradesh Rajya Sahakari Tilhan Utpadak Sangh employees in various state government departments. The merger has been extended by six months from August 10, 2017 to February 10, 2018 for the remaining 260 employees.


aa Proforma for Proposed Act of Fee Regulation is Almost Ready-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 Aug, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a proforma of proposed Fee Regulation Act is almost ready. Efforts have been made to make practical and balanced system so that parents should not be exploited by the educational institutions and to ensure that good education system should not be obstructed. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the ‘Sushiksha’ programme organized by the E-TV here today. Shri Chouhan honoured 5 personalities who have undertaken best works in the field of education in the programme. He also announced for rewarding Ku. Muskan Ahirwar with an amount of Rs. 2 lakh and Shri Ishwari Prasad Tiwari, Shri Sanjay Rathore, Shri Chandan Pal and a physically challenged person Shri Virendra Sir each with Rs. One lakh. Moreover Shri Chouhan issued directives for arrangement of a room for library being run by 9 years old girl Ku. Muskan at Durganagar basti of Bhopal. Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta and Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan urged the learned and competent social activists of the society to come forward for cooperation in efforts being undertaken to make best arrangements in schools and to enrich lives of poor children. He called upon for cooperation to make better basic arrangements by shouldering responsibilities of schools and to cooperate for expanding qualitative education visiting schools as per their convenience. Shri Chouhan said that they should visit schools under the campaign ‘Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh’ being organized in the state on August 26. He further appealed that they should not let children lost their lives as rag pickers and beggars. Arrangements have been made by the state government for housing, meals clothes, education and other arrangements for these children. District Collectors have been made in-charge of this scheme. Citizens should render help to make their future better, he added. CM Shri Chouhan informed that amendments have been made in Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Yojana to provide benefit to meritorious students who have taken drop. He also expressed views to eliminate unemployment, need for skill development, global skill park, to encourage entrepreneurship among youths, Student organizations’ election and fee regulation and other issues on the occasion. Educational institutions were honoured for remarkable contribution in the field of education in the programme.


aa Chitrakoot to be developed as religious tourism site
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 July, 2017

Addressing the Antyodaya-Saha-Swasthya Sammelan at Majhgawan village in Satna district today, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Chitrakoot will be developed in the form of a religious tourism site. Majhgawan will acquire a Nagar Panchayat status and irrigation facility would be made available in the region through Rs 371 crore pipeline in 106 villages. Shri Chouhan instructed the officials to launch an intensive dacoit elimination campaign in Chitrakoot region establish peace and harmony in the region. He made it clear that stern action would be taken against those who provide assistance or shelter of any kind to the dacoits. The Chief Minister said that apart from construction of a mini stadium in Majhgawan, water collection work will be promoted through construction of Bahuti Sagar Mutlipurpose Project and small dams. The Chief Minister said that Nanaji Deshmukh had initiated significant works for the upliftment of the region for which efforts will be made to complete it. Water will be brought through a pipeline from Bansagar to enable farmers to irrigate their fields through small pipes to put an end to their backwardness. He said that Charan Paduka Programme will be implemented for tendu patta collectors in the state so that no person remains barefoot. Kuppis of cold drinking water will be provided to poor women through a campaign. Free Khasra and B-1 would be distributed from door-to-door after August 15. Shri Chouhan gave clear instructions to revenue officials to show promptness in redressing all kinds of cases including disputed and undisputed and laxity would not be tolerated. Shri Chouhan said that below poverty line families would be provided with electricity at Rs 200 flat rate. Fund would be provided to 15 lakh poor persons for construction of houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in state in the coming two years. A Price Stabilisation Fund is being initiated for farmers to fetch a fair price for their produce. The produce that is not fetching support price for the farmers will be purchased by the government so that the production of farmers increases and farming can be made a beneficial profession. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed various benefits to 2449 beneficiaries during the programme. Over 200 persons were examined at the health camp organized on the occasion and medicines were distributed to them. Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi-pujan of various works in Majhgawan region and also dedicated them. MP Shri Ganesh Singh, Minority Financial Development Corporation Chairman Shri Pradeep Patel, District Panchayat President Ms Sudha Singh, MLA Shri Narayan Tripathi, former MLA Shri Surendra Singh Gaharwar, Shri Narendra Tripathi, Shri Vishnudutt Sharma, Shri Ramdas Mishra, Shri Lakshmi Yadav, Shri Ram Singh, public representatives, administrative officials and local citizens were present during the programme.


aa NHDC entrusts CM Shri Chouhan with over Rs 374 crore dividend cheque
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was today entrusted with a dividend cheque for the year 2016-17 at his residence by Managing Director of NHDC Limited Shri M.A.G. Ansari. It was told on the occasion that NHDC Limited is a joint enterprise of Madhya Pradesh government and NHPC Limited. Rs 374 crore 46 lakh 24 thousand is the dividend payable to Madhya Pradesh government in the period under report. It may be noted that NHDC Limited was established in the year 2000. This is the state’s largest hydro power producer of Madhya Pradesh. Its two projects Indira Sagar project and Omkareshwar project are of 1000 MW and 520 MW respectively.


aa Construction of Sant Ravidasji temple at Maihar to be completed on time
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the Ashram of Sant Ravidas at Maihar and after visiting the temple offered flowers at the Samadhi of Guru Parameshwar Prakashji. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also reviewed the construction work of the huge temple of Sant Shiromani Ravidasji at the Ashram premises. The construction of the temple is being undertaken as per CM’s instructions at a cost of Rs 2 crore. Minister in charge Shri Om Prakash Durve, MP Shri Ganesh Singh, MLA Shri Narayan Tripathi, Shri Ramesh Pandey Bam Bam Maharaj. public representatives and senior officials were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said on the occasion that he had come to bow down at the feet of Sant Shiromani Ravidasji. He said a huge temple of Santji would be built and its construction work will be completed on time. He said that Sant Ravidas Mahakumbh would be organized in the state this year also like every year. The venue for the Mahakumbh will be decided after discussion. The Chief Minister planted a Pipal sapling at Sant Ravidas Ashram. CM Shri Chouhan was accorded a warm welcome on his arrival in Satna at the local airstrip by AYUSH and Minister of State for Water Resources Shri Harsh Singh, MP Shri Ganesh Singh, Mayor Ms Mamta Pandey, Shri Narendra Tripathi, public representatives, workers and local persons.


aa Central Press Club executive body pays courtesy visit to CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 July, 2017

Members of the new executive body of Central Press Club today paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his residence. National President Shri Arun Dikshit, National Vice-President Shri Vijay Kumar Das, State President Shri Ganesh Sakalle, State General Secretary Shri Rajesh Sirothia, Shri Mrigendra Singh, Sushri Suchandna Gupta, Sushri Dipti Chourasia, Shri Dhananjay Pratap Singh, Shri Kanhaiyya Lodhi, Shri Akshay Sharma, Shri K. D. Sharma, Shri Ajay Bokil, Shri Ajay Tripathi, Shri Ashwini Kumar Mishra, Shri Rizwan Ahmed Siddiqui, Shri Nasir Hussain, Shri Nitendra Sharma, Shri Vikas Tiwari and Shri Virendra Sinha were also present on the occasion.


aa Dal Mill Association delegation meets CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met a delegation of Dal Mill Association at the CM House. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Sanjay Pathak was also present on the occasion.


aa World ORS Day on July 29
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 July, 2017

information on prevention from diarrhea will be given to common men through awareness rally at block level of each district on the occasion of World ORS day on July 29. Awareness among people about constant food consumption, maximum use of fluid, prevention of dehydration, dysentery and its ill effects from use of ORS and enhancement of disease resistance immunity from zinc tablet etc. will be generated. ORS packets and zinc tablets have been made available in village Arogya Kendra, Asha Kit and every Government Health center. Ill Effects of Diarrhea Can Be Prevented from ORS Liquid and Zinc Tablet In the age group of 5 years, about 10 percent of child mortality cause due to ill effects of diarrhea and dehydration which can be prevented from ORS liquid and zinc tablet. Availability of ORS is ensured in the houses of children upto 5 years of age by the Health department. Moreover, publicity with an objective to spread awareness as how to prepare ORS and quantity according to the age-weight is being conducted during Dastak Abhiyan. Moreover, information for protection from diarrhea and use of ORS and zinc tablet is being given for initial treatment to the students of primary and middle schools from time to time in the state. Take Precautions and Prevent Diseases Diarrhea can be prevented from cleaning hands with soap, clean environment, clean potable water, use of toilet, safe disposal of human waste, consumption of covered food and water and by not consuming stale food. Beside this vaccination on time prevent children from the diseases.


aa One Lakh Quintal Onion at the rate of Rs. 2 per K.g. Sold through PDS
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 July, 2017

Shri Dada Rao of Amrai Basti-Baghsewania, Bhopal is one of the persons among the 31 lakh people of the state who has purchased onion at the rate of Rs. 2 per k.g. Head of 5 members’ family, Shri Rao said that 50 kilo onion purchased by him will suffice the need of his family for next 6 months. The 55 years old Shri Dada Rao considers onion purchased by him from the ration at par with market quality. He informed that he used to purchase 1 to 3 k.g. of onion in a week. He was able to purchase only 1 to 2 k.g of onion owing to rate of Rs. 10 to 15 per k.g in the market. He further mentioned that he has not faced any difficulty to purchase 50 k.g. onion at the rate of Rs. 2 per k.g. Like Shri Dada Rao, Smt. Seema Giri of Amrai Basti-Baghsewania, Shri Ramswaroop Pandit and people who have purchased onion from the ration shops of other settlements said that this is a relief provided by the state government. They have purchased onion necessary for meals at minimal rate of Rs. 2 per k.g. which they used to purchase at the rate of Rs. 10 to 15 per k.g. Food Commissioner Shri Vivek Porwal informed that 8 lakh 76 thousand metric tonne onion has been purchased from One lakh 50 thousand farmers at the rate of Rs. 8 per k.g. by the State Cooperative Marketing Federation. Around One lakh metric tonne onion from the total of procured onion has been distributed to 31 lakh families through public distribution system. Ten to 50 k.g onion per family has been distributed among the families as per their demand. The PDS families are not bound to take onion from the ration shops. Onion has been auctioned to prevent it from deterioration.


aa Sardar Sarovar Project’s Affected Persons Availing Best Ever Benefits and Facilities
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 July, 2017

Shifting and rehabilitation work for displaced persons owing to Sardar Sarovar Project is being carried out with utmost seriousness and sensitivity by the state government. There are 23614 displaced families of 178 villages of Badwani, Dhar, Alirajpur, and Khargone districts of Madhya Pradesh under the project. Out of these 5551 displaced families in Gujarat and 18063 displaced families in Madhya Pradesh were to be rehabilitated. From these families, 9242 families have already been rehabilitated. According to the order of Supreme Court dated 08/02/2017 wherein directives to give Rs. 60 lakh to 681 families were issued, out of these families an amount of Rs. 60 lakh to a total of 629 families has been paid through Grievances Redressal Authority. Similarly, as per the order of the Supreme Court, the 943 displaced families which were found victimized of fake registry in a report received from the Jha Commission, out of these, payment of Rs. 15 lakh to 862 families has already been made. All these families have received the amount with an affidavit to vacate submerge area, which clarifies that most of the displaced families are ready for shifting. Some affected families are not taking benefit despite notice. They have also been given facility to avail benefit at any day at their own will. An amount of Rs. 1.32 lakh equivalent to PradhanMantri Awas Yojana under the union government scheme or from the state is being given to each family of submerge area whether they come under the displaced definition or not if they do not own a pacca house outside submerge area. In the same manner, arrangements of temporary houses and free meals are being made for the families who have no arrangements till date. For this 3400 fully equipped temporary houses have been constructed in which displaced families dwell free of charge and also free food will be provided to them. Moreover a sum of Rs. 80 thousand will be provided to the displaced families which want to vacate the place by their own arrangements. Also an amount of Rs. 5000 for transportation or free transportation is being provided. Upgradation works at large scale and repair works have been undertaken on sites prepared 10 to 15 years ago for rehabilitation on multi-agency model as per the lines of Simhastha to provide uninterrupted basic facilities like roads, water and electricity. An amount of about Rs. 640 crore will be spent by Madhya Pradesh on these amenities. Also, Rs. 15 lakh package has been provided from about Rs. 170 crore by the Madhya Pradesh government to around 1783 displaced families which had received full amount of Rs. 5.58 lakh in cash for land against land and who had not received the benefit of Rs. 15 lakh package from the court. Total amount of Package is 640 crore which is an additional benefit to the benefits decided by the Narmada Water Dispute Authority Award/Tribunal. Moreover, plots measuring 5400 square feet have been provided to the displaced families and their adult sons at developed rehabilitation sites. Compensation against land and houses has been given besides above mentioned facilities. Benefits according to the decision of Supreme Court and provisions under the Narmada Water Dispute Tribunal and Rehabilitation Policy have been given to all the eligible displaced families by the state government. All the temples/structures located in submerge area have been acquired and the prescribed compensation amount has been deposited in the bank accounts of the concerned collectors with the purpose to facilitate concerned villagers/ members of society to undertake new constructions at fixed land on rehabilitation sites. Moreover land required has been provided free for reconstruction of temples and sanction has been given for construction of new roads, bridge and culverts to reach remaining land of the submerge villages. Also, commercial site for 382 small traders towards shopping complex has been made available to grampanchayat at Nisarpur. Under the special package announced on June 5 by the state government, special provisions for employment have been made for sailors, fishermen and persons involved in bricks manufacturing. Beside this, also rehabilitation arrangements have been made for those people dwelling in the submerge area who have not fall in the displaced persons’ definition under the rehabilitation policy and have no means or arrangements to shift to other places. Displaced families in large number are availing benefits provided by the state government. House to house survey of all the affected villages of submerge area has been completed and drone survey of each village has been carried out to find out submergence situation clearly. In addition to this actual submerge condition will be monitored during water accumulation with the help of ISRO. Emergency action plan at a cost of Rs. 50 crore has been implemented in each district which will assist at the time of shifting and flood. Besides police arrangements, 2 teams of National Disaster Reform Force are being posted for assistance during emergency


aa Research conclusions should help make police system better
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 July, 2017

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed today at the CM House in the presence of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan between Madhya Pradesh Police and one of the bet universities of the world -the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T). The Institute will conduct research work to make the state police more public-oriented. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla and Shri Abdul Latif Jameel of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Institute, South Asian Head of Garibi Unmoolan Action Lab Sushri Shobhni Mukherji signed the MoU. Police officers, professors and researchers of the institute were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that constant efforts are being made to make community policing more effective in the state. A public hearing was started in the year 2009 in this direction. A provision of 30 per cent reservation in the police force has been made to empower women in the state. The Chief Minister expressed happiness on the MoU with the Institute. He said that the research work should be fair and conclusive. The conclusions of the study should help in improving and strengthening police system. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla told that the research work criteria will focus on dialogue between the public and police, police reaction-process and incorporation of women in police force. Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Bernawal, Additional Director General of Police Shri Rajiv Tandon and Smt. Anuradha Shankar Singh, Professor Virginia University Shri Sandeep Suthankar, Professor Harvard University Shri Akshay Mangla, Professor Vizner Virginia Sushri Gabriela Crooks, Project Officer J.P.A. Lab South Asia Shri Vishnu Padmanabhan, Research Assistant Shri Anshuman Bhargav were present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Chouhan tells Works Departments to set ambitious goals and work accordingly
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan instructed the Works Departments to determine ambitious goals for quality of works, construction period etc. and work accordingly. Shri Chouhan was reviewing construction works during Pragati Online at the Mantralaya today. Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh was also present during the online review. The Chief Minister released ‘Samajh Jharokha’ – a Tribal Welfare Department publication on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan sought information related to the completion, quality and current status of construction works during video conferencing. He reviewed construction of Kanya Shiksha Parisars under Tribal Welfare Department. Shri Chouhan was informed that 65 parisar were to be constructed in 28 districts of the state. Construction has commenced in total 52 places. On being informed about the unavailability of suitable land, the Chief Minister held a direct dialogue with the concerned district collectors and project implementation unit. He instructed the officials to select appropriate land within a week and complete the work. CM Shri Chouhan sought information about Rural Group Water Supply Scheme Majholi in Sidhi district, Rural Group Water Supply Scheme Manpur of Umaria district, Kanya Shiksha Parisar, Betul-Khandara-Amla-Bordehi-Banskhapa-Nagdev Mandir Road, Khamarpani-Savarni-Lodhikheda-Raymond Chowk Road, Niwari-Sendri Road, conversion of Benazir Palace into Heritage Hotel, feeder separation in east region, Sewer project under Amrit Yojana of Rewa and updated status of Jabalpur State Cancer Institute projects. The Chief Minister issued instructions to complete the work within time limit.


aa MoS Shri Joshi dedicates CRISP hostel
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 July, 2017

Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge), School Education and Labour Shri Deepak Joshi dedicated CRISP hostel. Shri Joshi said that with the construction of the hostel, the problem of accommodation of trainees has been resolved. Principal Secretary Technical Education Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyay, Chancellor Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Shri Sunil Gupta and CEO CRISP Shri Mukesh Sharma were also present on the occasion.


aa Kargil victory a saga of Army’s courage, patience and valour – Major Gen. Rawat
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 July, 2017

A special programme was organized here at Sainik Rest House on Kargil Vijay Diwas. Detailed information related to Kargil war was given to the masses through a movie. Addressing the programme Chief Guest Major General T.P.S. Rawat said that our forces are fully capable to protect the country’s border and people. The Army had displayed great patience and courage under adverse circumstances and won the Kargil war. It was impossible for the Army of any other country to win this war. Major General Rawat told that our Army fought against all odds and defeated the enemy at such a distant place. He said that our jawans dedicate maximum time and a golden period of their lives to the country. We should also keep a feeling of oneness and extend our cooperation to them. Maj. Gen. Ashok Kumar, Col. O.P. Mishra, Col. V.P Tripathi, Col. Pranav Mishra (Retired) gave detailed information about the conditions of Kargil war in the 16500 feet high snowy mountains and other wars that were fought and the Army strategy etc. Eight jawans lost their lives and 48 were injured in this war. The programme ended with the national song after tributes were paid to the Kargil martyrs. Col. Girijesh Saxena conducted the programme while Col. Yashwant K. Singh proposed the vote of thanks. Director Sainik Welfare Brig. R.S. Nautiyal, Bhopal Ex-Services League President Col. S. Kumar, working/retired armymen, their relatives, government servants and elite citizens were present during the programme.


aa Better Management of Urbanisation Possible-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that urbanization process cannot be prevented but better management is possible. Cities become heaven with better management. He further mentioned that villages are spreading rapidly towards the cities. New challenges are emerging before the cities. Hence, there is a need to pay attention towards better urban management and planning. CM Shri Chouhan was releasing a book titling ‘ Hamare Shahron Ka Rupantran’ of renowned economist Smt. Isher Judge Ahluwalia here today. The book has been published by Manjul Prakashan. Former Vice Chairman of Planning Commission Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia was present on the occasion. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that 22 cities of Madhya Pradesh have secured positions out of 100 cities in recently conducted sanitation survey. Indore has secured first place followed by Bhopal. Moreover, 7 cities of the state have been included in the smart city list. Describing the importance of the book published in Hindi language, Shri Chouhan stated that this book will prove to be a guide for urban bodies, representatives linked to management and policy makers. He said that this book will be made available for all the urban bodies. Appreciating Madhya Pradesh for progress made by the state in the field of urban management and planning, Smt. Isher Judge Ahluwalia mentioned that the fund provided for smart city is being utilized in better way by the state. Deliberating on city bus service being provided at Indore with private and public partnership, she said that amazing work has been undertaken in Indore and Bhopal for urban transportation. She further mentioned that inspirational stories of people are included in the book who have established better system and arrangements with hard labour, passion and commitment while facing the challenges of urbanization.


aa Three Lakh M.T. Pulses Crops Purchased on MSP from 1.53 Lakh Farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 July, 2017

Summer crops of Moong, Urad and Arhar are being purchased on support price from the farmers in the state. Purchase of summer urad and moong from June 10 and tuar from June 13 has begun in the state. A total of 3,06,915 metric tonne of pulses crops worth Rs. 1,522 crore has been purchased by the state government on support price from 1,53,649 farmers from June 10 till date. An additional payment of Rs. 503.17 crore has been made by the government to these farmers on the rates above than the prevalent rates in mandis. The prevalent rate of moong is Rs. 3300 per quintal whereas the support price is Rs. 5,225. A total of 1,93,480 M.T. Moong worth Rs. 1010.93 crore has been purchased from 92,468 farmers till date. In this manner an additional amount of Rs. 371.50 crore has been paid to the farmers on purchase of moong. Under the Price Stabilisation Fund scheme, 25, 570 M.T. Urad worth Rs. 127.50 crore from 13,132 farmers has been purchased at the rate of Rs. 5000 per quintal, whereas the prevalent rate in mandi is Rs. 4100 per quintal. An additional amount of Rs. 22.95 crore has been paid to the farmers over the prevalent rates of mandis. Keeping in view the ample production of Arhar in the state, 68,085 M.T. Arhar worth Rs. 305.51 crore has been purchased at the rate of Rs. 5,050 per quintal from 24,399 farmers. Accordingly, an additional benefit of Rs. 91.91 crore has been provided to the farmers in comparison to rate of Rs.3700 per quintal prevalent in the mandis. Furthermore, 19,780 M.T. Masoor worth Rs. 78.21 crore at the rate of Rs. 3,950 per quintal has been purchased from 8,050 farmers under the Price Stabilisation Fund scheme. In this way, an additional payment of Rs. 16.81 crore has been made to the farmers against a prevalent rate of Rs. 3,100 per quintal in the mandis


aa Free Dialysis Facility in Government Hospitals of M.P.
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 July, 2017

Free dialysis facility is being provided to patients suffering from kidney diseases in 51 district hospitals of the state from January 26, 2016. An amount of Rs. 25 crore has been provided to the department to expand this facility in other government hospitals. Madhya Pradesh is the first state of the country where free dialysis facility is being provided at district level. Considering Madhya Pradesh as a role model state, the Union Government has made announcement for establishment of dialysis unit in every district of the country. It may be mentioned that normally patients need dialysis twice in a week. An amount of about Rs. 20-25 thousand was incurred by the patient in a month. This dialysis facility is being provided free of cost to the patients belonging to below poverty line and at a mere amount of Rs. 500 per session to the above poverty line patients. Now the patients suffering from kidney diseases who were used to go to the big cities or out of state earlier have started getting this facility in their districts itself. Blessings for Patients Shri Shakir Mohammed, 32 years old resident of Kareli district Narsinghpur informed that he was undergoing dialysis at private hospital of Jabalpur earlier. He used to spent Rs. 2500 for every visit. Similarly, 40 years old Smt. Vimla Bai of village Magarda said that she is on dialysis constantly since March 2016 and she has availed benefit of this free facility 96 times. It was impossible for her to afford treatment expenses if she was not getting the government assistance. Her relatives mentioned that this free dialysis facility is proved to be boon for the patients.


aa Model Sand Mining Policy to be made in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 July, 2017

Minister for Mineral Resources, Industries and Commerce Shri Rajendra Shukla said that conservation of Madhya Pradesh’s rivers and environment is first priority of the state government. He mentioned that sand has its own importance in mineral wealth. Speed of development will gain pace by providing sand in legal manner as per its demand. Shri Shukla expressed this views at the concluding session of workshop held at EPCO campus- Bhopal focusing on “Sand Harvesting and Marketing Favourable to Rivers Ecology” today. Former Office Bearer of State Environment Impact Assessment Authority Shri Waseem Akhtar, Joint Secretary Union Government Shri Subhash Chandra, Controller of Mines Central Zone, Nagpur were also present in the concluding session. Shri Shukla stated that indiscriminate sand mining effects adversely on environment and ecology. Therefore, necessity to pay special attention for harvesting sand in rivers has come to the fore. He mentioned 1250 sand mines are identified in Narmada and other rivers of the state and 7 crore cubic meter sand is available in these mines. Out of these, only 450 mines have been approved for mining on contract. Moreover, only One crore 60 lakh cubic meter sand was mined during the last fiscal year. Shri Shukla said that only 40 percent of the total available reserve was utilized in the state. He mentioned that a model sand mining policy will be made in the state on the basis of conclusions of the workshop. Other States of the country will also get guidance from this policy, he added. Chairman State Mining Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey shared experiences of Narmada Seva Yatra in the workshop. Commissioner Bhopal Shri Ajatshatru, Senior Officer of Forest department Shri Ashish Shrivastava and Collector Hoshangabad Shri Avinash Lavaniya informed about the deliberations and conclusions of various sessions held in the workshop.


aa Pay Special Attention on Quality in Rural Water Supply Schemes: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that effective arrangements of internal vigilance should be made to stop corruption in construction departments. Special attention should be paid on quality group water supply schemes of rural areas. CM Shri Chouhan was issued these instructions in a Board of Directors' meeting of Madhya Pradesh Jal Nigam here today. Minister for Public Health Engineering Sushri Kusum Mehdele and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present in the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that a scheme should be made to prepare local contractors for participating in tender process for projects of construction departments. Water supply charges should be fixed for the villagers under the rural group water supply to enable them to pay easily. Water supply schemes being constructed by Jal Nigam should be monitored constantly and these schemes should be completed within stipulated time frame, he added. Numbers of Project Implementation Units to be increased from 5 to 12 It was informed in the meeting that project implementation units will be increased from 5 to 12 for strengthening under the Jal Nigam. An amount of Rs. 1758 crore 99 lakh has been sanctioned for 11 rural group water supply schemes of 1248 villages. Currently project implementation units are functioning in Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore, Gwalior and Sagar under the corporation. Beside this seven new project implementation units are proposed for Shahdol, Sidhi, Panna, Satna, Damoh, Rajgarh and Jabalpur. A budget of Rs. 1534 crore 45 lakh has been sanctioned for the corporation for 2017-18 in the meeting. Additional Chief Secretary Narmada Valley Development Shri Rajnish Vaishya, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri R.S. Julaniya, Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Manoj Govil, Principal Secretary Urban Administration Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Finance Shri Aniruddha Mukherjee and concerned officers were present in the meeting.


aa Sahu Samaj delegation meets CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 July, 2017

A delegation of Sahu Samaj met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the CM House today. The delegation honoured the Chief Minister by presenting a shawl and shriphal besides the brochure of Parichay Sammelan 2017. Among those present on the occasion were National General Secretary of Sahu Samaj Dr. Prakash Seth, State President Shri R.C. Sahu, State General Secretary Shri Chandramohan Sahu, State Treasurer Shri Dhanraj Sahu, Executive Body Member Shri Manoj Sahu and President T.T. Nagar Sahu Samaj Shri Surendra Sahu and elite citizens.


aa Workshop on sand mining, transport and marketing plan of rivers
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 July, 2017

A workshop has been organized on July 21 to prepare a framework according to policy of sand marketing and transport, mining scheme and sand harvesting as per condition of rivers in the state. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the workshop at EPCO community hall in Paryavaran Parisar, Bhopal at 10.30 a.m. Mineral Resources and Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, National Green Tribunal’s Judicial Member, Madhya Pradesh State Mining Corporation Chairman, Vice-Chairman and senior officers of the Corporation will take part in the workshop. There will be three technical sessions after the inaugural session in the workshop. Special discussion will be held on the prevention of illegal mining and transport of sand at the workshop.


aa CM Shri Chouhan congratulates Shri Kovind for being elected as President
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated Shri Ramnath Kovind on the post of President. In his message Shri Chouhan said Shri Kovind is a law expert and scholar. He has established high moral standards in public life. His entire life has been spent on service to the country, society and the poor. Shri Kovind’s election as President of India will only raise the honour of the country in the world. He will increase the honour of the post of President and serve the country better. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan expressed the hope that the traditions of Indian democracy will become stronger with Shri Kovind as President.


aa Army Jawans will be happy to receive rakhis from their sisters
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the self-confidence and morale of Army Jawans deployed near the border will get a boost when they receive rakhis and best wishes from their sisters on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The Nav Duniya family deserves the credit for this touching effort. Shri Chouhan said this during the flag off ceremony of Raksha Rath under Bharat Raksha festival initiated by Nav Duiniya at CM House today. Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh was also present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that we can sleep peacefully at our homes because the Jawans are deployed near the border. Our jawans cannot celebrate festivals like Holi, Deepawali and Raksha Bandhan with their families to provide border security. Their lives are always at stake when they are deployed near the border. He said that when the Nav Duniya Raksha Rath reaches the border with rakhis and best wishes from thousands of women from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, the joy of the Jawans will know no bounds and they will experience immense emotional satisfaction. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan flagged off the rath with all traditional rituals. On the occasion it was told that Navduniya is collecting rakhis, greetings and messages from women all over Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh through the Rakshan Rath under Bharat Raksha festival. The collected material will be made available to the jawans deployed near the border through the Army. Editor, Navduniya Shri Sunil Shukla, State Bureau Head Shri Dhananjay Pratap Singh, Shri Rajiv Soni, Head Shri Vinit Kaushik, Model School N.C.C students and Navduniya representatives were present on the occasion.


aa 60 villages of state selected in Central Smart Village Project
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 July, 2017

Sixty villages of 3 districts of state have been selected as pilot projects in the Climate-Smart Village Project launched by the central government to save crop production and farmers from climatic changes and its ill-effects. Inaugurating a state-level workshop of the project at EPCO today, Environment Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on behalf of the people of the state for selection of villages of the state for the project. MLA Shri Narayan Prasad Tripathi and Executive Director EPCO Shri Anupam Rajan were also present. Centre has approved Rs 24 crores 87 lakh for 20 villages each of Sehore, Rajgarh and Satna district selected in the project. Addressing the Janpad President, Executive Officer, Sarpanchas and secretaries of Gram Panchayats of concerned districts taking part in the workshop, Environment Minister Shri Arya said that they should establish their village as model climate-smart village in not only the state but the country as well. Plantation is a must to save the environment. Calling upon farmers, MLA Shri Tripathi said that they should use solar pumps and present smart villages of Madhya Pradesh as models in the country. Farmers can be strengthened with fertilisers, seeds, electricity and water. He said that very soon 50,000 saplings would be planted in his region Maihar. Executive Director Shri Rajan said that the farmers are most affected by the ill-effects of climatic changes. Imbalanced rain and harmful gases are affecting crops, production, productivity and food grain species. Just one degree temperature rise on the Earth’s surface can bring about a fall of about 10 per cent crop production. Rise in temperature in South Africa has resulted in 30 per cent fall in the main crop corn production. To tackle climate changes, there is need to work on the appropriate seeds, fertilisers, energy management etc. Under NAFCC of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climatic Changes, Climate-Smart Village is the first project in the country which is purely based on central grant. Climate Smart Village Project is based on the new agriculture systems based on weather forecast, reducing emissions of green house gases by agriculture forestry, farming of drought tolerant variety and soil and water conservation. Subject experts of NABARD, Meteorological and Agriculture Department are taking part in the workshop.


aa Message of clean administration to public
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the message of clean administration should reach the public. Good governance is the government’s topmost priority. He said to the Commissioner and Collectors that revenue administration was basically their job and that they should give topmost priority to keep it fit. Public should get services of Public Service Guarantee Act within the time limit. Delay in the case fine should be imposed besides punitive action should be taken. If any kind of slackness is found, controlling authorities will be answerable and taken to task. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Commissioner-Collectors video conference held today. Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present during the conference. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that an arrangement has been made so that daily status of the redressal of cases under Public Service Guarantee Act will be available on the portal. He himself will review the portal. Department-wise, officer-wise and service-wise information of redressal of cases in their working area will be available for the officials. He told the officials to gear up the system because any irregularity could damage the reputation of the concerned District Collector and Divisional Commissioner. Shri Chouhan instructed that the 53 online services of different departments under Public Service Guarantee Act should be attached to the C.M. Dashboard. The offline 58 services should also be made online. Efforts to reach out information of notified services to the public should be made on war footing. Intensive training should be given to concerned officers/employees. CM Shri Chouhan said that revenue department is linked directly with the people. Hence, it is necessary that services of the department should be provided to the common men immediately and conveniently. He told the officers to work fixing priorities. Personal reputation of commissioners and collectors are linked with these activities. Every district should make revenue cases’ redressal arrangements pending free. New cases should be redressed within prescribed time limit. There is no single pending case, this should be claimed by the district. Such kind of arrangement should be made. He further mentioned that basic work of revenue officer is revenue services, keep vigil on arrangements by conducting tours and inspections. Launch campaign to bring number of pending cases to zero and prepare scheme for works related to campaign and holding fortnight activities. Moreover, Shri Chouhan also issued instructions for taking care of saplings planted during the plantation grand campaign, flood control, relief- rescue related precautions and to become conscious towards efforts. Man of Common Person CM Shri Chouhan dealt strictly with the officers during the conference. He clearly mentioned that he is a man of common people and always goes amid them. He will apprise himself about the ground realities holding direct dialogues with the people. He will obtain information on services of the revenue administration directly from the people. In context to maximum pending cases in revenue court, he instructed Tahsildar Court Sidhi to send clarification related to pending cases at Kusmi , Sidhi and Pondi.


aa Bhopal to Hold Regional Workshop on AIDS Today
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 July, 2017

Regional Workshop on AIDS is being conducted jointly by National AIDS Control Organisation, Union Ministry for Public Health and Family Welfare, International Labour Organisation and Madhya Pradesh State AIDS Control Committee at Hotel Jehanuma -Bhopal on July 20 and 21. Experiences and strategies will be shared to include HIV/AIDS related activities prevailing in labour sector in the workshop. IEC and Mainstreaming officers of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhatisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh State AIDS Control Committees besides Representatives of Industrial Units and Organisations are participating in the workshop. The workshop will be inaugurated at 10.30 a.m. on July 20. Commissioner Public Health Smt. Pallavi Jain, Project Director Shri Umesh Kumar, Deputy Director General National AIDS Control Organisation Dr. Naresh Goyal, National Advisor Dr. Rajesh Rana, Programme Officer International Labour Organisation Shri Mohammad Bakar and Regional Director Central Board of Workers Education will present in the workshop. An action will be ensured in private and public sector in future on the basis of results obtained from the deliberations in the workshop.


aa Rural Women Producing Over 3880 Quintal Incense Sticks Every Month
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 July, 2017

Women of self help groups linked with livelihood activities are marching forward towards self dependence by making incense sticks under Livelihood Mission. This work which is being carried out sitting at home has become a medium of their additional income. In order to provide opportunities for livelihood, training to produce incense sticks beside other works were imparted to the members of self help groups by the State Rural Livelihood Mission. Incense sticks are being produced by 1896 women in the state. About 9 quintal incense sticks per day are produced by pedal and automatic machines in the state. 255 incense sticks units are operating in 154 blocks of 24 districts. About 3880 quintal incense sticks are being produced every month in the state. The incense sticks produced by the women belonging to poor families of rural areas are not lagging behind in case of packing and fragrance of multinational companies. Demand of these incense sticks has been witnessed in the market. Women in large number are linked to this work individually or collectively. The incense sticks mainly from Shivpuri, Rewa, Sagar, Dhar and other districts are establishing their identity in the market of the state as well as other states. Livelihood products have been linked directly to global market through “v2cbazar.com”.


aa Roshni to get arrears
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 July, 2017

State Women’s Commission has instructed Shriram College Management to return the arrears of Rs 35, 519 within 15 days to Sushri Roshni Pawar. Management had given only 10-days salary against one month to Roshni after removing her from job. A joint bench of Chairperson Smt. Lata Wankhede and members Smt. Ganga Uike, Smt. Anju Singh Baghel, Smt. Pramila Vajpayee and Smt. Surya Chouhan today heard 29 cases on the second day of Bhopal bench. This is the 15th joint bench of the present Commission in Bhopal. The next bench will be on July 31 and August 1. Smt. Lata Wankhede told that the Commission will write a letter for amendment in the provisions of Pradhan Mantri Upchar Yojana. Smt. Wankhede told that in one case the hospital received fund of Rs 30,000 under Pradhan Mantri Upchar Yojana after the death of a man being treated for cancer. When his sister Kirti who belonged to a financial weak family, demanded the approved fund, the hospital management told her that the fund had been returned to the centre. Not only this, the State Bank is recovering repayment of the loan taken for her deceased brother’s MBA course from their father’s pension. The Commission has summoned the bank manager in the bench to be held on July 27 at Betul. Smt. Wankhede said that she would make efforts to ensure that the fund should be provided to people belonging to weaker sections even if the patient dies after the fund is spent on his treatment. Appeal Expressing concern over the rising number of family cases Chairperson Smt. Wankhede appealed newly-wed couples to take at least one year to understand each other and adjust to the new family atmosphere. Smt. Wankhede said that most marriages fail over petty issues and these issues are mostly related to lack of tolerance and ego problems. Every person has a different thinking. Instead of taking things otherwise, couples must try to resolve them and try to establish peace in the family.


aa 10,000 patwaris to be recruited
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 July, 2017

From this year onwards information related to crop girdawari will be collected through mobile application in the interest of farmers. Through this mobile application, the patwaris will get information about all khasras of all the land owners of the village. The information of the sown crop will also be available in the village itself. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inaugurated the mobile app at Samanvay Bhavan. Shri Chouhan said that 10,000 patwaris, 550 tehsildars and 940 naib tehsildars will be recruited soon to meet the shortage of revenue staff. Orders have been issued to complete the recruitment process. He instructed the Revenue Department head to think in terms of the departmental promotions of patwaris. He said that there is need to work on war footing to make revenue administration effective. The Chief Minister announced to provide fund to patwaris for purchase of tabs for using information technology. Shri Chouhan said that the government is answerable to the people. He said that a clean record of figures will be available at the time of sowing. He said that all possible steps are being taken to ensure that farmers get a fair price for their produce. An innovative experiment of making payment on ideal rate based on the difference of support price and market price to farmers will be made. On the benefits of mobile app Shri Chouhan said that this revolutionary step of the Revenue Department will bring about a change in future and bring freedom from the traditional ‘basta’. He instructed on the use of NIC for app operation. He said that people had a lot of expectations from the Revenue Department and its team. What is Crop Girdawari? Crop girdawari is a significant process undertaken every year. It is undertaken twice in a year after the sowing of Kharif and Rabi season. It is registered in land records. It is a process of collecting agriculture statistics on the basis of which information regarding estimate of the crop area and production is prepared. Agriculture year begins from July 1 to June 30. The crop of area sown in khasra of the ongoing year based on first kharif and second rabi crops is registered on the basis of girdawari. Why is girdawari important Figures of rakba sown in kharif and rabi crops are obtained on the basis of crop girdawari. On this basis of production and productivity of chief crops, the agriculture rate of a state and country is fixed. It is through the crop girdawari work that the crop forecast is made. Information is presented to the government for statistical work on the basis of rakba of revenue khasra. This information is important for crop insurance, compensation for losses due to natural calamity, bank loans and for taking benefits of schemes. Mobile application Through this mobile app, the patwaris will acquire information about all khasras of all landowners of the village on their mobile. As soon as the information is uploaded, the farmer will be sent a SMS notifying him about what information has been registered under crop girdawari in their khasras. This SMS will have a pass code. If the farmer approves the information uploaded by the patwari, he will tell the pass code to the patwari. The information will be considered final only when the patwari enters the pass code in the application. If any farmer does not have a mobile number, he may use a neighbour’s number to obtain the SMS. Apart from the information about the crop, other waste land, trees, houses on land etc. will be registered through the application. Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey gave information about the mobile app. Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura and Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri Ajit Kesari were present. Commissioner Land-records Shri KN Agarwal proposed the vote of thanks.


aa Every possible assistance to Baroua bypass mishap victims – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that all possible assistance will be given to families of the deceased in the mishap between a tractor-trolley and truck near Baroua bypass in Morena district recently. Seven persons died from Alahpur and Vishampura and 12 were injured in the mishap. CM Shri Chouhan today met relatives of the persons affected by the mishap at the Chief Minister’s residence. The Chief Minister said that government will provide free education and free maintenance for families with only two girls. Job arrangement would be made for the relatives of the deceased. He issued instructions to provide relief fund instantly. Public Health Minister Shri Rustum Singh and MLAs were present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Chouhan pays tribute to Late Shri Sheetla Sahay and Late Shri K.N. Pradhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reached K.N. Pradhan tiraha at Banganga Road and paid tributes to former ministers Late Shri Sheetla Sahay and Late Shri K.N. Pradhan. He garlanded the statue of Shri Pradhan and Late Shri Sahay. Today is Late Shri Sahay and Late Shri Pradhan’s death anniversary. Smt. Gayatri Pradhan, wife of Late Shri K.N. Pradhan, relatives, public representatives and elite citizens were present on the occasion.


aa Police Vehicles to have Multicoloured Red-Blue and White Beacon
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 July, 2017

The government has approved use of multicoloured Red, Blue and White beacon by police vehicles on office duty in a notification issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India. An order in this regard has been issued by the Transport department of the State Government. Now, multicoloured Red, Blue and White beacon will be used on vehicles under ‘Dial 100’, engaged in law and order system, police stations and vehicles of City Police Superintendents/ SDOs (Police)/ Additional Superintendents of Police, Superintendents of Police, DIGs Police of range and Zonal Inspector General of Police. It is mandatory to display security water mark paper sticker issued by the transport department in the prescribed format on windscreen of these vehicles.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Reviews Preparations for Assembly Session
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed preparations as regard to Assembly Session being started from July 17 in a high level meeting at Mantralaya today. While reviewing the departmental wise assembly questions, status of pending assurances, he issued instructions to give complete and factual replies in a high level meeting. Ministers of all the departments, Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh, Departments’ Heads were present in the meeting.


aa Placement Arrangements for trained ITI candidates to be made
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 July, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while dedicating the newly constructed building of ITI at Shujalpur said that employment is necessary besides education. Qualitative improvement is being made in ITI training so that trainees can get job after the training. Employment opportunities are available in private sector after training in ITI. Arrangements for placement will be made by the state government for trainees. The Chief Minister said that the state government will provide guarantee for loan for self employment and provide 15 percent subsidy and pay five percent interest for five years. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated newly constructed civil hospital equipped with all modern facilities built at a cost of Rs 3.02 crore, newly constructed ITI building worth Rs 3.50 crore and new government quarters costing Rs 4.77 crore. Reasonable price to be ensured to farmer's produce Chief Minister Shri Chouhan addressing public in Akodiya Mandi said that reasonable prices will be ensured to farmers for their produces to strengthen their economic status. The Chief Minister said that decision has been taken to give sixth pay scale to Panchayat secretaries. The government will take into consideration the interests of Aanganwari workers and assistants. Shri Chouhan said that the government has target for welfare of every section of the society and we have left no stone unturned in achieving the target. He said that the peace of the state has to be maintained at any cost. Shri Chouhan said that I would continue to serve people till my last breath. He called upon people to extend their cooperation for development of the state. The Chief Minister administered resolution that all would move together, maintain peace in Madhya Pradesh and make the progress on the path of development. Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that 50 percent posts will be reserved for women in all recruitments now. He said that no person will be without house in the state. Drive will start from December 25 to provide patta to houseless persons. All houseless persons will be made land owners. Fifteen lakh houses will be given to poor in next two years. A drive is going to start from August 15 to provide copy of land account to farmers at their door step. No case of disputed mutation will be pending. He has issued instructions to officers that all disputed mutation cases should be solved within next one month. The problem of farmers’ electricity bills will be redressed and effort is being made to provide temporary electricity connection for the period of crop. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that irrigation area has been expanded substantially in the state during the last 10-11 years. Today,irrigation facility is being provided on 40 lakh hectare area. Bumper production of onion has been registered this year. The state government has purchased onion at the rate of Rs. 8 per k.g. In Shajapur district itself, One lakh 22 thousand metric tonne of onion has been purchased at the rate of Rs. 8 per k.g. Moreover, the state government is solving the problems of the farmers concerning payment in mandis. Now whatever cash available in the mandis will be paid to the farmers in cash and balance payment will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers through RTGS the next day. He informed that the state government is purchasing Moong, Urad and Arahar on support price. Soybean will also be purchased on support price. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan sanctioned Rs. One crore to each Akodia and Shujalpur mandi for development works. He further mentioned that other grievances of this area will be redressed shortly. Drawing attention towards blackbucks’ problem, Shri Chouhan said that the state government is preparing a project in this regard. This problem will also be solved shortly. At the outset, Shri Chouhan lighted a lamp and performed Kanya poojan. He also honoured best motivational persons for their contribution in Swachchta Abhiyan on the occasion. Two Lane Road from Shujalpur to Sarangpur Dedicated Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated two lane road from Shujalpur to Sarangpur built at a cost of Rs. 110 crore. He also unveiled statues of Maharana Pratap, Bhimrao Ambedkar and dedicated Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya park on the occasion. As special guests, national convener of Swachha Bharat Mission Shri Makhansingh Chouhan, MP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, minister of state for technical education and skill development and district in-charge Shri Dipak Joshi, MP Shri Manohar Untwal. MLA Shri Jasvant Singh Hada, Shri Murlidhar Patidar, Shri Arun Bheemawad, Shri Indar Singh Parmar, Shri Narendra Singh Bains , public representatives, officers and prominent persons were present on the occasion.


aa Do Not Delay Sewers’ Cleaning -MoS Shri Sarang
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Jul, 2017

Minister of State for Cooperatives, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang issued directives to the officials of Municipal Corporation and District Administration for proper cleaning of sewers. Shri Sarang toured Ashoka Garden, Dilkhusha Bagh, Subhash Nagar and low lying areas prone to water logging during rainfall under the Narela Assembly Constituency today. ADM Shri Ratnakar Jha, Additional Commissioner Shri M.P. Singh and other Officers were present during his visit. Shri Sarang mentioned that he had given directives for cleaning of sewers earlier also, but no work as per the directives has been carried out. This is not proper. He said that sewers located in Ashoka Garden, Dilkhusha Bagh, Mahamai ka Bagh, Semra and Subhash Nagar etc. discharge water of almost all the city. Garbage becomes hurdles in water flow of these sewers and creates flood like situation during the rainfall. He instructed that sewers should be cleaned on time. Moreover Shri Sarang during his visit to colonies of wards 69, 41,40, 71,39,36,38, 37 and 76 issued directives to the officials for making arrangements for relief and to stop water logging in these areas. Local Corporators and citizens were present on the occasion.


aa Workshop on GST awareness at Samanvay Bhavan in New Market on July 12
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Jul, 2017

A state-level workshop aimed at creating awareness and apprising traders with the provisions of Goods and Service Tax (GST), is being organized at Samanvay Bhavan in Apex Bank premises at New Market from 10 a.m. on July 12. Finance and Commercial Tax Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya will be the chief guest while Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta will preside over the programme. GST law has been implemented in the State from July 1 with the aim of one tax, one nation and one market. The queries of the traders will also be answered in the workshop. The workshop is being organize by the Commercial Tax Department.


aa Infrastructure work on priority in tribal districts
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jul, 2017

Farmer-Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen said that infrastructure work is being carried out in tribal dominated district on priority basis. Minister Shri Bisen was performing bhoomi-pujan of a bridge being constructed at a cost of Rs 1 crore 8 lakhs at Jaraji village in Kiranapur development block in Balaghat district on Monday. Shri Bisen instructed to complete the construction of the bridge on time and with good quality. Minister Shri Bisen stressed on farmers adopting organic farming to maintain fertility of the soil. He said that there is great demand for grains from bio-fertilizers. District Cooperative Central Bank President Shri Rajkumar Raizada and local public representatives were also present during the programme. Shri Bisen dedicated the new High School building at Sivni village (Sarad). He said that children going to government school are being given free uniforms and textbooks.


aa Several works done in the interest of farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jul, 2017

Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya said that state government has done several works in the interest of farmers to make farming a beneficial profession in state. Loan on zero per cent is being made available to farmers for agricultural work in state. There has been over five-time hike in irrigation rakba. Earlier 7.5 lakh hectare area was irrigated, but now the irrigation rakba has been increased to 40 lakh hectare. Finance Minister Shri Malaiya was addressing a Krishak Sammelan of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh in Damoh Krishi Upaj Mandi on Monday. Finance Minister Shri Malaiya said that significant achievement has been made in the power sector in the last 13 years. Earlier power production was 4500 MW which has now increased to 17,000 mw. Farmers are being given adequate power for agriculture. MLA Shri Lakhan Patel said that this year 13 lakh metric tonne wheat has been purchased on support price. Earlier hardly 2 lakh metric tonne wheat could be purchased from farmers. District Cooperative Bank President Shri Rajendra Guru also addressed the programme.


aa Make such an arrangement that public does not face difficulty – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 Jul, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government is for the public. Such an arrangement should be made that public does not have to face any difficulty. Problems of the public will not be tolerated. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was taking a video conference of Revenue and Energy Department at the Mantralaya today. Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta was also present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that a work plan of a campaign for distribution of copies of Khasra-Khatouni to every farmer at his doorstep should be made. This campaign will commence from coming August 15. Under the Act made to give pattas to the landless poor families, the population should be declared after selection of land. Make preparations for campaign to provide housing to every landless person. The campaign will commence from coming September 25. Revenue and Energy Department are two departments connected directly with the public. Various services connected with these departments should be supplied on time. These services are being given on time under Lok Seva Guarantee Scheme. All collectors should do its monitoring. He told all collectors to send information within a week about the action taken against officials who have not solved revenue cases in the district within time limit. He told them to redress long-pending cases on priority basis. Revenue officers should sit in their Revenue Court on fixed days and get it registered on the portal. Removal of encroachments from government land should be done with a humanitarian approach. In this, alternative housing arrangement should be made before removing any poor from any place whereas encroachment by an influential person should be removed immediately. Make arrangements to tackle emergency situations in the rainy season. Prepare to prevent water-borne diseases. Experiment of crop cutting should be carried out in front of farmers. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that bills should be given according to the horse power of the agricultural pump. To change transformers the time limit fixed should be strictly adhered to. Campaign to make temporary agricultural pump connections permanent should be launched. Energy Department officers should tour the areas. Issues related to power supply should be solved at village level. Power supply should be constantly monitored; there should be no unprecedented power cuts. Revenue Minister Shri Gupta said that special attention should be paid to the training of patwaris. After acquisition of any land, its compensation should be given soon. If any land acquisition compensation case is pending in any district, it should be solved promptly. For this adequate budget is available. All district collectors should send Vidhan Sabha questions with the time limit. It was informed that a Girdawari app has been prepared by the Revenue Department which will be downloaded on the mobiles of all patwaris. There are 1,420 revenue courts in the state. In the last nine months, 3 lakh 53 thousand revenue cases were solved in these courts. These include cases of transfer, property distribution, demarcation, diversion and encroachment. The process of filling of 9, 126 posts of patwaris is going on. At least 15 services of Urja Department comes under the jurisdiction of Lok Seva Guarantee Act. Camps were organized by the Urja Department to redress power-related complaints at the gram panchayat level under Gramoday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan through which atleast one lakh complaints were redressed. At least 42 thousand 500 work orders have been given to change temporary connections of agriculture pumps into stable connections. During the video conferencing, officers of related departments including Additional Chief Secretary Energy Shri Iqbal Singh Bais, Principal Secretary Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri S. K Mishra were present.


aa Revenue Minister listens to patients’ woes in Katju and JP Hospital
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 Jul, 2017

Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umahankar Gupta listened to the woes of patients in Katju and J.P Hospital this morning. Shri Gupta instructed to make seating arrangements for patients lined up in long queues in Katju Hospital. A patient in J.P. Hospital said that they had to stand in the queue for a long time to get medicines. He urged that a bench be installed for people to sit and another window be opened for distribution of medicines. Shri Gupta said that the facilities will be made available as per need. He said that he had spoken to Health and Family Welfare Minister and departmental officers for redressal of grievances in the hospital. Local people’s representatives were also present.


aa MP tops in country for making low cost treatment available
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Jul, 2017

Madhya Pradesh has become the country’s first state where the patients are getting good treatment without putting too much burden on their pocket. Free examination, treatment, transport alongwith free meal to patients admitted in government hospitals is being provided in state. At least 5 crore in OPDs and 52 lakh patients affected by various diseases have got admitted in state hospitals and have taken health services. Madhya Pradesh has been given the award at the National Summit on health innovations being held at Indore. Over 400 types of medicines are available for distribution in hospitals of the state. Most commonly used generic medicines are being made available free of cost in hospitals round the clock. 48 types of free tests in District Hospital, 32 in Civil Hospital, 16 in Primary Health Centre and 5 in Gram Arogya Kendra are being conducted. Dialysis facility is being given to BPL patients free of charge and to APL patients at a meager rate of Rs 500 per session. Otherwise patients had to spend nearly Rs 20,000-25,000 in a month for it. There is a free diabetes clinic also for diabetics. Free cancer treatment and chemotherapy is available in all districts. Sanjivani-108 ambulance service is available in all districts. Five-year-old ambulance vehicles are being replaced. Free-of-cost transport facility is available for transporting pregnant women to and from hospitals. There are geriatric wards for free examination and treatment of patients above 60 in every district. Mental patients are being given 13 types of free medicines. Nearly 30 thousand patients are being given breakfast and two meals free every day. There are schemes like State Illness Assistance-Fund, Chief Minister’s Child Heart Treatment Scheme, Bal Shravan Yojana, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana etc. for people with serious ailments. Free treatment facility is being given to TB patients. School children diagnosed with weak eyesight in eye test camps are provided free spectacles. Roshni Clinic has been set up in district hospitals for women with serious ailments.


aa Pay immediate attention to reduce intensity of city floods
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Jul, 2017

The National Disaster Management Authority has advised all states to pay attention to reduce intensity of city floods. The Authority has advised to identify maximum flood level and set up city flood management cell in every city. The Authority has released an advisory in this connection. The Disaster Management Authority has told to set up Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) as per city scenario to control city floods. Stakeholders have been advised to organize a workshop before monsoons and then collect information about the situation of water bodies and a list of ownership, mapping, cleaning of drains and establish coordination. The Management Authority told the nodal officers to set up portable water pumps in flood-prone areas apart from apprising the Nagar Nigam Commissioner from time to time and warn before heavy rains and storm. As per the Authority, by issuing the alert on time the prevention related measures will be taken. The National Disaster Management Authority advised to form a committee of high level experts to release water from reservoirs.


aa National Lok Adalat from July 8
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Jul, 2017

A National Lok Adalat will be organised on July 8 in the work area of East, West and Central Power Distribution Company of Madhya Pradesh. Power theft and cases of irregularities will be resolved through compromise at the Lok Adalat. Consumers who wish to compromise have been appealed that they should approach the nearby power offices to avoid any unpleasant legal action. The Power Distribution Company has released a draft of the conditions of compromise in the Lok Adalat in cases of irregularities and power theft registered under Sections 135, 138 and 126 of Power Act by the Power Distribution Company. A decision has been taken that discount will be given in domestic, agriculture up to 5 kw non domestic and up to 10 horse power charge through pre-litigation in pending cases of Section 135 and 138 and the cases which could not be registered in courts and cases of Section 126 in which consumers have not presented objection/appeal.


aa Massive Tree Plantation Campaign of July 2
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jul, 2017

Inspired by government’s resolution of massive tree plantation in Narmada Basin region, newly-wed couples could not resist the urge to take part in the plantation programme after tying the knot at a mass community marriage ceremony. The occasion was of the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah programme at Jatashankar Dham in Damoh in which 70 couples including a disabled person and a widow also tied the nuptial knot. Both the groom and bride seemed happy to take part in the tree plantation programme at Deendayal Park. This was perhaps the first time that the couples planted saplings soon after ‘pheras’. The couples who planted saplings included Shri Bablu-Nanni, Shri Daulat-Uma, Shri Durga-Radha, Shri Durga-Radha, Shri Mohan-Dasoda and Shri Arvind-Arti. According to the newly-weds, the massive tree plantation campaign launched by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan is commendable. State Finance, Commercial Tax Minister Shri Jayant Kumar Malaiya also took part in the programme. Shri Malaiya praised the newly-weds for planting saplings and wished them good luck. Communal harmony noticed during plantation People belonging to Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian community took part in plantation programme with great enthusiasm at Lamheta ghat in Jabalpur thus becoming a symbol of communal harmony. Similarly, inspired by the importance of plants as told to him by his father, 6-year-old Ayush Singh (Nanu) also planted saplings along with his father Shri Ajay Singh at Bahoribandh tehsil premises in Katni district. Girls give message to save environment Two sisters Kanchan and Ruchi Chourasia residing in Lusakhedi in Devguradia Pahadi in Indore district, collected scattered polythenes with their mother and gave a message to save the environment. Students of Seva Sadan School in Piprana villahe of Burhanpur district carried spades, plants other related equipment and planted saplings enthusiastically. Every village with plantation has been adopted by a school. SDM honours girl child Honouring the wish of a woman labourer’s girl child, SDM Rajpur Smt. Riju Bafna planted saplings along with her at Roseshwar pahadi in Badwani district. Twin sisters Kumari Reena and Kumari Tina Patel of Class 5th were also included among those who planted saplings at the Pahadi. These girls came with their father Shri M Prakash to plant saplings. Collector distributed green passports to students who planted the saplings at the Pahadi. While the passport contains all the information of the student, there is arrangement of the photos of the saplings planted. In this passport the students can have information of the saplings with photos registered for the next 20 years. Saplings planted in memory of ‘Dadi’ Kumari Bhumika Vyas studyng in Class 8th of Saket International School planted saplings in memory of their grandmother Smt. Vimladevi Vyas. She vowed that although she could not save her grandmother, she will definitely plant and maintain a sapling in her memory. Sahariya tribals also plant saplings Saharia tribals also planted saplings of Amla and resolved to nurture and take care of it at Novai village in Bhander development block in Datia district.


aa Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Arya inspects Gau-Abhyaranya
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jul, 2017

Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya today reached Salariya village (Susner) in Aagar-Malwa district and inspected the gau-abhyaranya. Shri Arya issued instructions to complete drinking water and road construction work within the prescribed time limit. Shri Arya said that the abhyaranya being constructed at a cost of nearly Rs 32 crore will begin in the next 2-3 months. Shri Arya inspected the quality of the residential building, research centre, cattle-shed, solar energy pump, bio-gas generator and construction work at the premises. Shri Arya planted saplings of Neem, Pipal and Bargad in the premises. He told that planting of three plants together is called ‘Trigundi’ and its parikrama bears fruit three times. During the inspection, Susner MLA Shri Murlidhar Patidar, Gau-Samvardhan Board Vice Chairman Shri Santosh Joshi and Director Animal Husbandry Dr. R.K. Rokade were also present.


aa Farmers will get free copy of Khasra-Khatouni from August 15
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jul, 2017

Farmers will be given free copies of Khasra-Khatouni as per declaration of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. This arrangement will begin from August 15. Collectors have been given instructions to provide duplicate copies of Khasra-Khatouni to all farmers by October 2. Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta gave the information that budget has been allotted to all districts for this work. He said that in the districts with N.I.C. software implementation, the copy will be released with the signature of the tehsildar. Districts with web-based G.I.S application implementation will get copies with digital signature. The process will be monitored by Commissioner Land Records and Bandobast. The farmers will have to give the acknowledgement of the copy received. The concerned gram sarpanch will have to sign the register.


aa Make work plan of maintenance of roads: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Jul, 2017

The 34th meeting of the Board of Directors of Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation presided over by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today concluded at the Mantralaya. Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh was present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed the works being undertaken by the Corporation. Giving instructions to make the work plan for maintenance of roads, he said that all roads should be inspected before the onset of rainy season. Roads that are damaged should be repaired well on time. Shri Chouhan gathered information related to the maintenance of the Indore-Ichhapur road, first road constructed under BOT in the state. He told that the asphaltation work of the 201-km long road will be done. The department assured the Chief Minister that works related to roads is in progress. The pench repair work will continue. The Sagar-Jabalpur road is complete. Jabalpur to Sagar is now just a two-hour journey. It was told at the meeting that construction work of 257 km-long state highways has been completed at the cost of Rs 543 crores during the year 2016-17. Similarly, construction of 460 km-long main district roads constructed at a cost of Rs 983 crores has also been completed. During the year 2017-18, the construction of 1613 km-long roads has been completed. Rs 3,757 crores will be spent on these works. Total 1456 km-long roads under ADB Project-5 are under construction on which Rs 2,328 crores will be spent. Under the NDB projects, 1640 km-long roads are under construction on which total Rs 3,093 crores will be spent. Under the ADB sixth project, construction of 2200 km-long roads is proposed on which Rs 4,657 crores will be spent. Similarly, under the ADB seventh project, 800 km-long roads costing Rs 1663 crores are to be constructed. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary Public Works Department Shri Pramod Agrawal, Managing Director Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Shri Manish Rastogi, Secretary Mineral Department Shri Manohar Dubey were also present during the meeting.


aa Tatya Tope School at Old Jail premises to be renovated
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Jul, 2017

The Government Tatya Tope Middle School situated in Old Jail Premises would be renovated and its roof would be made concrete. For this the Mayor has approved Rs 15 lakh. Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta and Mayor Shri Alok Sharma performed bhoomi-pujan for renovation works. Revenue Minister Shri Gupta said that children should study hard because in today’s competition, 60 per cent will not do. He told the teachers that they should provide better education to students. Shri Gupta gave information about the public welfare schemes. The Mayor said that three computers will be given apart from construction of 5 additional rooms in the school. C.C Road will also be constructed near the school. He said that T.T. Nagar should be called and written as Tatya Tope Nagar. Local public representatives were present during the programme.


aa Revenue Minister performs bhoomi-pujan of C.C. Road in Panchsheel Nagar
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Jul, 2017

Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta performed bhoomi-pujan of C.C. Road and nullah near Ayurveda Hospital in Panchsheel Nagar. Shri Gupta issued instructions to complete the work within the time limit. He also planted saplings. Local public representatives were present during the programme.


aa Skill Development Centres to be made models-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 Jul, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy. The duo held a discussion over training and upgradation of skill development centres being run in the state. Shri Chouhan said that the Industrial Training Institutes and Skill Development Centres will be models to make the youths of the state skillful. Shri Rudy told that in every district a Prime Minister’s Skill Development Centre will be established. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that special attention is being paid on training youths to make them skillful for self-employment and to acquire employment. At least 133 Skill Development Centres have been opened in the state. The plan is to set up a model Skill Development Centre in every district. Employment-oriented short-term training programmes will be run in these centres. He issued instructions to officials to make the proposal of training related scheme for the disabled more practical in which the centre’s assistance is expected. He urged to make arrangement for offline application to include S.C.V.T trade in N.C.V.T in state. Union Minister of State Shri Rudy told that in every district a Prime Minister’s Skill Development Centre will be established. At least 17 centres have already been set up in the state through which standard level of training will be imparted. He said that the fund supplied by the centre should be used for training purpose. The training should be of good quality. There will be no dearth of funds for training. He expressed the hope that effective monitoring system of small institutes will be made. Minister of State for Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi, Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal, Principal Secretary Technical Education Smt. Kalpana Shrivastava, Director Skill Developnment Shri Sanjeev Singh etc. were present on the occasion.


aa Singapore tour inspired to do something unprecedented
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 Jul, 2017

Consulate General of The Republic of Singapore Shri Ajit Singh and Shri Bruce Poh of ITES Singapore today met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The duo had a discussion related to Global Skills Park during the meeting. The meeting was organised at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration. Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal were also present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the construction of Global Skills Park is his dream project. He expressed his gratitude to ITES Singapore for its assistance in giving shape to the project. He expressed faith that with their assistance, the park will be developed into the best institution. Mentioning two journeys of Singapore, he said that every journey of Singapore has inspired him to do something new. In his first journey he was impressed more with Sentosa. Hanuvantiya tapu in the state has also been developed as a tourist centre on the similar lines because tourism brings new employment opportunities. The second journey motivated him to create skills park after seeing the Global Skills Centre at Singapore. Shri Chouhan said that the Global Skills Park should be built according to international needs with all global-level facilities. He said that efforts are being made to move ahead speedily as per needs of the hour. It is an effort to make new opportunities of employment available in the country and abroad by making a majority population skillful. This will make skillful labour available in the world. Youth of the state will get fresh opportunities of employment. He said that the talents of the youth trained from Skills Park should be of international standards. For this all the expert training service institutes will be welcomed to train the youths. Consulate General Shri Ajit Singh said that he is greatly impressed with the determination of the Chief Minister towards development. He has complete faith that the Skills Park will turn out to be the best institution under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. It will also establish a bench mark for quality work for other states. He said that the speed with which the construction of the park is going on, it seems that very soon one will have to come to attend its inauguration ceremony. Shri Bruce Poh of ITES said that an effective initiative has been taken to end unemployment in the state. The entire state is witnessing the state’s efforts to find solutions of the unemployment problem. They have found a new solution to the problem. Praising the efforts and interest of the Chief Minister for skill enhancement of youths, he said that the Skills Park will be a model of technical training.


aa Historic Plantation Campaign to Begin Today
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 Jul, 2017

Madhya Pradesh will become a witness of Grand Plantation campaign being undertaken for environment and Narmada river conservation. 6 crore 67 lakh 50 thousand saplings at the same in a single day will be planted in the state. 24 districts of Narmada basin have been identified for the plantation. Guinness World Record will be set planting over 2 dozen varieties of saplings including fruit bearing and umbrageous trees like Aam, Amla, Neem, Pipal, Bargad, Mahua, Jamun, Kahmer, Shisham, Kadam, Bel, Arjun, Babool, Baans, Imli, Gular, Kher besides Amrood, Santra, Nimbu, Kathal, Sitaphal, Anaar, Achaar, Chikoo, Bair, Munga etc. of agro forestry varieties. A target has been set to plant 667 lakh 50 thousand saplings in Narmada catchment area of 24 districts on July 2. Under the campaign, 10.50 lakh saplings in Anuppur district, 33 lakh in Dindori district, 50 lakh in Mandla district, 42 lakh in Jabalpur, 6 lakh in Katni, 15 lakh in Indore, 37 lakh in Dhar, 30 lakh in Alirajpur, 45 lakh in Dewas, 25 lakh in Sehore, 35 lakh in Raisen, 55 lakh in Hoshangabad, 46.50 lakh in Harda, 25 lakh in Betul, 16 lakh in Chhindwara, 30 lakh in Seoni, 50 lakh in Narsinghpur, 35 lakh in Khandwa, One lakh in Burhanpur, 48 lakh in Khargone, 25 lakh in Badwani, 2 lakh in Damoh, 2 lakh in Sagar, 3.50 lakh in Balaghat district will be planted Arrangement for 3 crore saplings has been made by the Forest department for a day long plantation campaign, remaining 3 crore saplings have been arranged by other departments like Rural Development, Agro forestry, Jan Abhiyan Parishad, Urban Administration, School Education and others. Necessary saplings of agro forestry have been arranged by Forest department and private nurseries besides from other states. An online registration arrangement has been made by the government for maximum people’s participation in the plantation campaign. Over 6 lakh persons have registered themselves for plantation on the website www.namamidevinarmade.mp.gov.in so far. Over 5 lakh persons are ready to take part in the plantation offline. Plantation work has been fixed from 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. In order to maintain transparency of grand plantation campaign, arrangements have been made to upload district wise and departmental wise information of planted saplings from time to time against target on the link ‘Narmada Kachhar Mein Vrakshyaropan 2 July, 2017’ of website www.mpforest.org of Forest department for common people.


aa Union Minister Shri Tomar Pays Courtesy Visit to CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 Jul, 2017

Union Minister for Rural Develiopment Shri Narendra Singh Tomar paid courtesy visit to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at CM House today. Shri Tomar deliberated with Shri Chouhan on various issues concerning state’s development.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra to Participate in Grand Plantation Campaign at Betul
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 Jul, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra will reach Betul on July 2. He will take part in Grand Plantation Campaign at Betul. Dr. Mishra will return Bhopal in the same evening after reviewing works of Water Resources department.


aa State has Potential to Become Logistic Hub
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 Jun, 2017

A Chinese delegation met the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at CM House today. Director General Guangxi Development and Reform Commission Shri Fangfang Huang and Principal Secretary Commerce and Industry Shri Mohammad Suleman were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that one Tax system will be implemented in the country from July 1. The new system has paved the strong way for making Madhya Pradesh a potential logistic hub. Better opportunities for investment and trade will emerge in the state. In this context, he told the delegation for exploring investment opporutnities. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is the ideal destination for investment. State has investment freindly atmosphere and policies. He assured the delegation that full cooperation will be provided to them for obtaining neccessary information. The state governmnet has always helped out investors and will keep on cooperating in future too., he added. Shri Chouhan feted the delegation and said that he is pleased to welcome the delgation in the state, invited by him during his visit to China. Further, he expressed the hope that this visit will expand mutual trade possibilities between two great ancient nations. It will bring closeness between both the countries . Shri Chouhan stated that the state government has provided full cooperation to the Chinese Company Liugong Machinery Company Ltd. located at Pithampur. Same cooperation will be provided to new investors. It was informed by the delegation that employment at the local level has been provided by the industrial unit established in the state. Products are being supplied to the Indian market and are being exported to other countries. Director Nanning Development and Reform Commission Shri Wei Ding, Director High Tech Industry Division of Guangxi Development and Reform Commission Shri Yi Zhong, Director Foreign Capital Utilisation and Overseas Investment Division of Guangxi Development and Reform Commission Shri Tiancheng Wu, Director Industrial Economy Division of Guangxi Development and Reform Commission Shri Yichuan Li, Deputy Director- Western Region-Development Division of Guangxi Development and Reform Commission Shri Suiyu Tan, Managing Director Liugong India Shri Wu Song were part of the delegation. Additional Managing Director TRIFAC Shri V. Kiran Gopal was present on the occasion.


aa Lets Plant Saplings Together - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 Jun, 2017

‘Narmada Seva Yatra’ has become successful with the active participation of society. A total of 3350 k.m distance has been covered in 148 days under the campaign and over 15 lakh persons took resolution to make Maa Narmada clean, incessant and pious. It was amazing to see the campaign transforming gradually into a public movement with enthusiasm, joy and affinity. Participation of over 500 religious heads, environmentalists, social activists, eminent members of political parties, office bearers of United Nations’ organizations, prominent personalities of film and sports arena besides presence of Chief Ministers and Ministers of Union Government has established the image of the campaign at international level. This campaign has become an inspirational source and medium for creating awareness among the people for conservation of rivers. Moreover, this campaign has become a biggest symbol of social harmony. Several lakh of people took resolve during the Namami Devi Narmade Seva Yatra that they will create history planting 6 crore saplings together on both the banks of Maa Narmada besides Narmada basin on July 2 and will ensure strong stream of Maa Narmada. In the presence of massive gathering at the concluding day of Narmada Seva Yatra at the origin point of Maa Narmada -Amarkantak, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had realized people about the responsibilities towards future generation. On this occasion, he called upon the citizens of Madhya Pradesh to take part with zest for plantation in Narmada basin on July 2, 2017. We all expressed our consent with enthusiasm raising our hands to fulfill this resolution. I feel pleasure today that July 2 for which we were waiting impatiently has arrived now. This day is going to become a history not only in the state and country but also in the world in the field of environment and river conservation. We all feel pride to become witness of this historic day. Collective effort and social participation at such a big level to enrich environment and river has not been witnessed in the entire world before. On this day of July 2, name of citizens, Maa Narmada, Madhya Pradesh and our country ‘Bharat’ will be registered in the history for this noble cause. Preparations for awareness and success of the tree plantation programme in all 24 districts of Narmada bank and Narmada Basin in Madhya Pradesh have been made on a large scale. No stone has been left unturned in the preparations for the programme by the people of Jan Abhiyan Parishad, Horticulture Department, Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare Department, Rural Development Department and Forest Department. ‘Ped Lagao Yatras’ were organised in all 51 districts of the state for generating awareness from June 5 on the occasion of World Environment Day. Slogans like ‘Dharti par kam na ho van, Dhyan rakhen hum manav jan’ became very popular among people in the villages during the Yatra. Even small children in villages and townships were seen singing these slogans with love and beautiful feelings. The slogans had become the talk of the town. People were very sentimental about covering Maa Narmada with the green cover. The enthusiasm of people for participation in the tree plantation programme can be gauged from the fact that nearly 6 lakh people and social and voluntary organisations have got themselves registered on the campaign website for participation in the programme to be held on July 2. I am very happy that 5 lakh persons have registered ‘offline’ also to connect with the campaign. Forest Department and Horticulture Department have arranged the saplings for the programme. Pits for the plantation have also been dug. Proper arrangements for transporting the saplings have also been made. While selecting the saplings we have taken special care to ensure that more number of fruit-bearing and shady trees is planted so that these trees grow up to be of more use to the common man. We have given priority to saplings of Mango, Amla, Neem, Pipal, Bargad, Jamun, Bamboo, Tamarind, Orange, Lemon, Guava, Drumsticks and Pomegranate. All work for this historic day has been completed. Now only you all are awaited. Do come, let us all collectively plant 6 crore saplings at Narmada Basin and help increase the quantity of water in Maa Narmada, make Maa Narmada clean and pure, make the environment of the entire state including Narmada basin pure, green and pollution-free, make clean drinking water and water for irrigation available for farmers, make life of the people of the state healthy, make the lives of the coming generations secure and make history by giving the message of conservation of rivers and environment to the whole world. Maa Narmada is giving a clarion call to all of us. Come, be true sons of Maa Narmada and spend some time in her service. Kal-kal, chal-chal bahe Narmada. With this hope, I greet all of you.


aa Steroids plant to be set up in Pithampur
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 Jun, 2017

A medicine plant related to steroids, starium and hormones will be set up soon in Madhya Pradesh. Various representatives of Pharma and Hotel Industry met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his Mumbai stay and expressed their wish to invest in these sectors in Madhya Pradesh. Giving the assurance to the delegation, the Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh government is eager to provide all possible assistance to investors. The delegation included representatives of Messrs. P.S.A Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Messrs. Balaji Steroids and Hormones Pvt. Ltd. Messrs. Mylan Laboratories Ltd. and White Lotus Hotel Pvt. Ltd. Managing Director of Messrs Balaji International Hong Kong Ltd. of Hong Kong Shri Prem Aldasani told that a unit with yearly capacity of 18,000 metric ton will be set up in Sepcial Economic Zone in Pithampur for manufacturing of steroids. This will provide employment to about 350 persons. He said that the plan is to set up separate plants for steroids, starium and hormones. Their company is planning to invest total 200 crores. Representative of White Lotus Hotel Pvt. Ltd. Co. Shri Sunil Joshi apprised Chief Minister Shri Chouhan about the place and outline for establishment of Hotel Hilton branch at Indore. He also expressed interest for setting up a park like Imagica amusement park of Mumbai. Shri Joshi urged for allotment of land by the state government for the park. Informing him about the Hanuvantiya of Khandwa district, Shri Chouhan said that we have developed a water park in Madhya Pradesh and people in large number take part in Jal Mahotsav being organized every year in Hanuvantiya. Managing Director of M/s P.S.A. Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Shri Pramod Bharal informed that an investment of Rs. 3800 lakh is proposed in Tablet, capsule and dry syrup unit established on 21 thousand 500 square meter at SEZ Pithampur. Employment to about 250-300 persons will be provided in this. Managing Director TRIFAC and Madhya Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation Shri D.P. Ahuja and other Government Officers were present in the meeting. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will leave for Bhopal late night today.


aa Environment’s Worship is Tradition of Indian Culture
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan described worship of environment as a tradition of Indian Culture in his message for ‘Hariyali Mahotsav-2017’. Shri Chouhan said that environmental balance is most important for balance in life. Greenery is a protection for the life of every living being. Resolution to serve Maa Narmada and to enrich greenery has been taken by the rural community during the Narmada Seva Yatra. He further mentioned that 6 crore saplings will be planted with public cooperation on July 2. He described the protection of saplings to be planted as mutual responsibility. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that the state government is committed for the development and conservation of forest. He expressed the trust that on one hand forestry development schemes will provide employment opportunities and on the other it will expand greenery. CM Shri Chouhan has urged all the citizens to transform the important work of plantation into a public movement and to take resolve for protection of saplings making them strong and healthy trees.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Expresses Grief over Demise of Journalist Shri Barua
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 Jun, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra expressed grief over the demise of senior journalist of Gwalior Shri Shiv Barua. Dr. Mishra said that late Shri Barua was associated with Swadesh, Nav Swadesh and other news papers. He also undertook spiritual writings. Dr. Mishra prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.


aa Price Stabilisation Fund of Rs. 1000 Crore Formed in M.P. to Provide Reasonable Rates to Farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 Jun, 2017

In order to provide reasonable rates to the farmers for their produces, Madhya Pradesh Price Stabilisation Fund worth Rs. One thousand crore has been instituted as per the Market Intervention Rate in Madhya Pradesh. A working committee has been formed by the state government for this fund. The fund constituted with an objective to provide amount in case of loss during procurement of variety recommended by Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Production Cost and Marketing Commission and Market Intervention Rate declared by the state Government for which no MSP is declared by the union government. Amount received from the Price Stabilisation Fund of the Union Government towards financial losses will be deposited in this fund. In case of dividends, the same will also be deposited in the Price Stabilisation Fund. Moreover, interest earned on amount available with the fund will be deposited in the PSF. The Price Stabilisation Fund will be maintained by the State Agriculture Marketing Board. A sum of Rs. 500 crore from the State Marketing Development Fund of the Mandi Board and the balance after making budget provision will be deposited in the fund by the state government. General meeting of Agriculture Cabinet Price Stabilisation Fund will be held and policy of Price Stabilisation Fund will be formulated by the general meeting. Working Committee A working committee for Price Stabilisation Fund has been made comprising Agriculture Production Commissioner as Chairman. Members of the committee include Principal Secretary Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development, Principal Secretary Finance, Principal Secretary Cooperative, principal Secretary Horticulture and Food Processing, Principal Secretary Food-Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Principal Secretary Water Resources, Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry, Principal Secretary Fisheries, Managing Director Madhya Pradesh State Agriculture Marketing Board, Managing Director Madhya Pradesh State Warehousing and Logistic Corporation and Managing Director Madhya Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation. Managing Director Madhya Pradesh State Agriculture Marketing Board has been made member secretary of the working committee. Work as regard to the functioning of the Fund will be carried out according to the decision of general meeting (Krishi Cabinet) of the working committee. Directives related to functioning process and operational guidelines of Price Stabilisation Fund will be issued shortly by the state government.


aa Responsibility for Bright Future of Children Lies with Government
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the government has taken the responsibility of children’s bright future. Dreams of talented children will not fade away. The state government will bear the fee of under graduate level courses of the students. Shri Chouhan was addressing the meritorious students encouragement programme at Lal Parade ground today. He also administered a pledge to the students for respect towards elders, compliance of civil duties, to plant one sapling in a year, to save electricity and water, to send every child to school and to stay away from intoxication. CM Shri Chouhan stated that inspiration to fulfill the dreams of children comes from their aspirations. He always holds direct dialogues with the children. Wherever he goes, children apprise him of their problems. The biggest concern of the children is fee for further studies. In order to redress the concern of the children an initiative has been taken in Madhya Pradesh which is not taken anywhere in the world till date. Fee will not become hurdle in the education of meritorious students of the state now. No stone will be left unturned for meritorious students’ education. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Yojana has been implemented in the state. The state government has taken resolve to make children’s future bright, no matter how much money is needed. Under the scheme fee for higher education of children belonging to poor families without any discrimination of caste and creed will be borne by the state government. Children of all the families of the state having an annual income upto Rs. 6 lakh are entitle in the scheme. Students of Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh securing 75 percent marks besides CBSE students securing 85 percent marks and above will be benefitted under the scheme. Beneficiary students can do business of their own choice, establish industry or take up employment after the education. The state government will establish such a fund in which benefitted students could contribute on their own will to help other students. Students getting assistance in medical education only will have to render services in the rural areas. Students pursuing studies in government medical colleges and private medical colleges will have to render services in rural areas for two and three years respectively. Shri Chouhan said that children of state are talented, hard working and competent. He urged the children to use their talent, capacity and competency for creation of employment. Set up industry and businesses. The state government will provide support to them. Bank loan from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 2 crore will be given to youths under the Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udhyami Yojana for which guarantee will be given by the government. Also, theoretical and practical training will be provided to the youths. Felicitating the teachers of government schools, Shri Chouhan mentioned that students of 10 thousand out of 18 thousand schools got success with their efforts. CM Shri Chouhan welcomed meritorious students showering rose petals. He presented a cheque of Rs. 25 thousand for laptop and citation letter to each five first students who secured names in merit list of various groups as a token. Minister for School Education Shri Kunwar Vijay Shah said that the government is making constant efforts for qualitative education. Efforts are being made to provide better quality lap tops to meritorious students in future. Lap tops will be provided under the scheme next year too. Flag hoisting programme has been made mandatory in all the government and private schools from class 6th to 12th to encourage sentiments of patriotism and respect towards nation. Every day classes will be conducted in the schools only after the flag hoisting. Flag hoisting will be carried out from class 1 from next year. He further mentioned that roster rule has been introduced in seating arrangements in classes in order for equal attention of teachers on all the students. Rules of schools’ recognition have been updated to ensure availability of basic facilities in the schools. He also informed about the scheme implemented to help the failed students pass the examination. Examination for such students will be conducted in segments through open school. NCERT books have been introduced in the schools. Steps to bring fee of private schools under control will be taken soon, he added. Minister of State for School Education Shri Deepak Joshi congratulated meritorious students and extended good wishes for their bright future. He said that the state government is committed for all possible help of students to bring laurel to the state and country. He told the students that there are big aspirations of government, society and families from the students and they will make concrete efforts to fulfill their aspirations. Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Goud Mukherjee informed that the scheme has been introduced with a main objective to provide facility and to encourage students for higher education. At the outset, guests garlanded the idol of Maa Saraswati and lighted the lamp. Saraswati Vandana was presented by the students of Sharda Vidhya Mandir. National song and Madhya Pradesh Gaan was also recited. Guests were welcomed presenting them books in the programme. Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gourishankar Bisen, MLAs Shri Surendranath Singh, Shri Rameshwar Sharma, President Municipal Corporation- Bhopal Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, President Jila Panchayat –Bhopal Shri Manmohan Nagar, President Jila Panchayat –Balaghat Smt. Rekha Bisen, Chairman Child Protection Commission Shri Raghvendra Sharma and meritorious students of all the districts who have secured over 75 percent marks, several teachers and parents were present in the programme.


aa All Loktantra Sainani will be given Tamrapatra
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that all Loktantra Senanis will be given a letter on copper plate as part of honour. Samman Nidhi will be given to those who stayed in jail for less than one month also. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing Loktantra Senani Sammelan at his residence today. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that medical facility will be given to Loktantra Senani in the district. Reservation will be provided in allotment of houses constructed by Housing Board and Development Authorities to Loktantra Senani at par with freedom fighters. Wife or husband will be eligible for pension after death of Loktantra Senani. They will be accorded honour in government offices and programmes of national importance in the manner as being given to freedom fighters. For execution of the announcements related with Loktantra Senanis, law will be passed in the legislative assembly. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Loktantra Senanis restored the democracy by their hard struggle. After the independence, emergency was the biggest unfortunate incident. State government has human sensibility and working for public welfare. Our government has concerns for poor. National President of Loktantra Senani Sangh Shri Kailash Soni said that Loktantra Senanis fought the second war for independence. Loktantra Senani Sangh national general secretary Shri Rajendra Gehlot also addressed the function. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave away prizes to winners of essay contest on emergency. Ku Mamta Jain, Ku Rajni Sharma and Ku Purnima Tiwari bagged the first, second and third prizes respectively. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan felicitated Loktantra Senanis Sarvashri Shankarlal Tiwari, Suryakant Mishra, Kamtaprasad Gautam, Ashok Shrivastava, Rajendra Tamrakar and Yashpal Singh Sisodiya. Chairman of State Tourism Development Corporation Shri Tapan Bhaumik delivered welcome speech. Former Chief Minister Shri Kailash Joshi, Minister of State for General Administration department Shri Lal Singh Arya, Shri Meghraj Jain, Shri Kailash Sarang, Shri Sartaj Singh, Shri Vibhishan Singh, Shri Giriraj Singh, wife of the Chief Minister Smt. Sadhna Singh, Shri Ajay Vishnoi and Loktantra Senanis were present in the programme with their family members. Shri Surendra Dwivedi proposed the vote of thanks


aa History to be created in M.P. on July 2- CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that history of sapling plantation on a very large scale will be created in the state on July 2. Over 6 crore saplings with public cooperation will be planted on this day in Narmada basin. Preparations on war footing are being made for the plantation. CM Shri Chouhan reviewed the preparations for this ambitious public campaign through video conferencing. Reviewing the plantation preparations in districts concerning Narmada basin, Shri Chouhan mentioned that this public movement will be transformed into a Jan-Mahotsav. Participation of social, religious, cultural, political and all the organisations besides farmers, business men, students, government employees and others will be ensured in the plantation. Sufficient arrangements for pits and people will be made. Shri Chouhan further stated that a major resolve of Narmada Seva Mission will be fulfilled by this significant campaign. This is a Maha-Yagya to save environment. Innovative experiments should be conducted to link public organizations and people to this campaign. Every district will achieve its target. He also issued directives for safety and care of plants after the plantation. He said that saplings should reach destinations and registration of people for this should be maximized for cooperation. CM Shri Chouhan expressed pleasure and satisfaction over innovations undertaken in the districts to maximize people’s participation and for plantation’s preparations. He said that he himself will take part in plantation at Amarkantak, Jabalpur and Khandwa districts. CM Shri Chouhan further mentioned that inauguration of plantation Mahaabhiyan should be carried out by garlanding picture of Maa Narmada and recitation of Narmada Geet. Participation of public organizations, people and public representatives should be ensured in the campaign. He apprised himself about the availability of saplings, pits’ status and people’s participation from each district collector. Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, officers beside MPs, MLAs and public representatives were present during the review


aa GST is beneficial for economic development of states and country
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said in a discussion on GST in New Delhi that GST will be proved to be beneficial for economic development of states and the country. The country will get benefit from GST. He said that 'One country, One tax' system will be implemented across the country from July 1, thanks to new approach and initiative of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and tireless efforts of Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley. Shri Chouhan said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new tax system in the premises of the Parliament House on June 30 at 12 midnight. This will be a historical moment, through which the public will get freedom from 16 taxes. They will get freedom from 1150 toll taxes and system of tax on the tax and exempted from visiting tax office. Public will get relaxation from different rates in the country and get rid from complexities of tax. Shri Chouhan said that doing business will be easier after implementation of GST and job opportunities will rise. He said that farmer is the biggest consumer and he will take benefit from this new tax system. Prices of commodities being used by common man will decrease and inflation will go down. Whereas, the prices of luxury items will increase. Common man will get relief. Toll booths and check posts will be abolished. Small traders will be benefited. It will be end of inspector Raj. He said that all apprehensions of states, which are related with new tax system, have been redressed. Even after, remaining apprehensions will be removed through finance ministers of state in GST Council. Shri Chouhan said that GST help desk has been set up at every stage by commercial tax department in Madhya Pradesh. There are 101 help desks. Department's officials have been imparted training for GST and around 300 plus works shops have been organised across the state in which new tax system GST has been explained at micro level. Revenue in the states will increase after GST and state will be developed.


aa Conference of Panchayati Raj Ministers of States
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that social change is possible by strengthening panchayats. In this connection Madhya Pradesh has set an excellent example. The basic concept of Panchayati Raj has been taken to the village level. He was addressing a conference of Panchayati Raj Ministers of states today. Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh leads in fulfilling the resolutions of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Acharya Vinoba Bhave had said that the country has become independent but the villages have not. Today the country and the villages both are independent under the leadership of Shri Modi. The concept of Gram Swaraj is being brought down to the ground level. All important schemes related to the public in Madhya Pradesh are launched through panchayats. Suggestions are taken for redressal of problems through dialogues with the concerned category in the panchayats organised at the CM House. Through these panchayats women welfare schemes like Ladli Lakshmi Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Teerth Darshan Yojana for the elderly, Zero Percent Interest loans for farmers, Medhavi Chhatra Protsahan Yojana for students and several other schemes are launched. At least 40 panchayats have been organised in the state so far. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh leads in the implementation of Prime Minister Shri Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Twenty-two out of 100 cities selected in Cleanliness Survey conducted in the country are of Madhya Pradesh. The Gramoday se Bharat Uday campaign was launched in Madhya Pradesh for one and a half months in which Gram Sansad, Kisan Sansad and Mahila Sansad were organised. In this campaign, the outline of two years of development of villages was prepared. Under the Sabke Liye Aawas of Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana, 7.5 lakh houses are being constructed in two years in Madhya Pradesh. Roadmap of every village has been made for doubling the income of farmers in Kisan Sansad which will be implemented at a fast pace. Through the Mahila Sansad, health examination of all women of the village was conducted and treatment was arranged as per need. Total 25 lakh 70 thousand applications were received during the entire campaign, of which 3 lakh 33 thousand are related to communal problems. By redressing these grievances, the villages will be freed of problems. Narmada Seva Yatra was organised for environment conservation recently in state. Awarenedd was created for environment and river conservation with the support of panchayats. Now 6 crore saplings will be planted in a single day on July 2 in Narmada catchment.
State should initiate training of Panchayat representatives
Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the panchayats and villages are moving ahead under the able guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He said that development of capacity of Panchayats has become essential due to increasing responsibilities of development. Shri Tomar said that the huge responsibility of giving training to panchayat representatives lies with the states and the central government. For this the Rural Development Training Institutes of the states must coordinate with the good institutions established in the state and initiate training. Shri Tomar expressed gratitude to the states for assisting the implementation of Gram Panchayat Vikas Karyakram and making it move ahead. He said that it is not appropriate to underestimate the capacities of the Panchayat representatives. Their thinking towards development is always commendable. He said that the Panchayat Raj representatives must be imparted training in the first year of selection so that they can make use of their training and skills in the implementation of development schemes. On the occasion UNICEF released the Training Handbook on Sustainable Development and Millenium Development Goals and book published for the training of trainers with the support of Panchayati Raj Ministry. Sarpanchs of 15 panchayats were felicitated for excellent work in different areas of development. Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Shri Purushottam Rupala, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav, Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang and panchayat ministers of different states were present at the conference. Panchayat Raj Ministers of states shared their experiences and discussed best works.


aa Efforts will be made to make state first in rural development
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 Jun, 2017

Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava has said that Madhya Pradesh will be the first in the rural development, efforts will be made in this regard. He said that the state performed the best in Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana and Sadak Yojana. Remote villages of the state have been connected with main roads. The state is moving towards progress because of development of villages. Minister Shri Bhargava was addressing one-day conference of Panchayat Raj ministers in hotel Jahanuma Palace today. Minister Shri Bhargava said that Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar is familiar with the ground realities of rural environment. The works of rural development have improved considerably during tenure of Shri Tomar. He said that the Union Government has doubled the fund under the 14th Finance Commission last year and it should remove dearth of fund for development of villages. Minister Shri Bhargava said that innovation has been done in the field of rural development in Madhya Pradesh. Now, information regarding development works at village level is being collected through video conference with district panchayat, janpad panchayat twice a month. He said that we would now hold video conference at panchayat level in which information will be taken by interacting with sarpanch and secretary and it will accelerate development works. Shri Bhargava suggested that all states should follow the system of video conference from state for rural development works. He said that all panchayats have been connected with e-panchayat system in the state. Initiative is being made to reach this modernisation at village level. Minister Shri Bhargava said that the conference is a platform wherein Panchayati Raj ministers of many states participated for discussion on innovations about rural development of their state. He said that he welcomed all from the state and department. Minister of state for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Vishwas Sarang said that the concept of India is not possible without development of villages. He said that this conference will help a lot in strengthening and decentralization of development works at Panchayat. Union Minister of state for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Shri Purshottam Bhai Rupala, Panchayat Raj ministers Shri Jupali Krishna Rao (Telangana), Shri Rajendra Rathore (Rajasthan), Shri Omprakash Dhankar (Haryana), Shri Nara Lokesh (Andhra Pradesh), Shri Alo Libanga (Arunachal Pradesh), Shri Naba Kumar Doli (Assam), Shri Jayanti Bhai R Kewadiya (Gujarat), Shri Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary (Uttar Pradesh), Shri Ajay Chandrakar (Chhattisgarh), Union Secretary, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Shri JS Mathure, additional chief secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development, Shri Radheshyam Julania and officers of state and other states were present in the conference.


aa Minister Shri Gupta Distributes Bags to Girl Students on His Birthday
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 Jun, 2017

Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Umashankar Gupta distributed food to family members of patients admitted in Government Jaiprakash Hospital on his birthday today. He also distributed school bags in Kishore Balika Grah –Nehru Nagar and cut a cake with the girl students. Moreover, Shri Gupta distributed uniforms to the girl students of Deepshikha School-T.T. Nagar and had meal with them. He also gave blessings to new wedded couples at group marriage programme held at Patal Bhairvi –Kotra. Local Public Representatives were present on the occasion.


aa PDS Consumers Not Bound to take Onion with Ration-Minister Shri Dhurve
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 Jun, 2017

Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Shri Omprakash Dhurve said that consumers obtaining ration from PDS shops are not bound to take onion with ration. If any says so, it is wrong. No order in this regard has been issued by the state government. Shri Dhurve informed that onion purchased for the farmers is being provided to the families at the rate of Rs. 2 per k.g. through PDS shops. It depends on the consumers to take onion from the shop or not. There is no binding for taking onion with ration.


aa CM Shri Chouhan meets Union Agriculture Minister Shri Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radhamohan Singh and apprised him with the situation following bumper production of onions in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan told that this year production of 32 lakh metric ton onions is expected in state. Falling cost of production along with bumper production is a cause for concern. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that so far the state government has already purchased 3.92 lakh metric ton onions. Government of India has fixed June 30 as the last date for purchase of onions. Taking into account the increasing influx of onions Shri Chouhan urged that the last date for onion purchase should be increased to July 15 so that the onions being brought in by the farmers can be purchased and farmers get a fair price for it. Shri Chouhan said that Government of India should extend the fixed target of 2 lakh metric ton to 8 lakh metric ton under M.I.S. Shri Chouhan held a discussion on purchase related issues under support price scheme for summer crops like Moong, Urad and Arhar. The CM told that total 24,115 metric ton Moong and 4, 350 metric ton urad has been purchased so far. Owing to the bumper production, Shri Chouhan urged that Government of India should intervene in the market and through Price Stabilisation Fund purchase Moong and Urad will July 31. Similarly Madhya Pradesh is the biggest producing state of Arhar (Tuar). So far Government of India has purchased 1.02 lakh metric ton Arhar in state under Price Stabilisation Fund. Due to lack of permission by Government of India, state government has purchased 5960 metric ton Arhar since June 10 through its own sources.


aa Moong, Urad should be purchased on M.S.P
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh met Union Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution Shri Ramvilas Paswan in New Delhi today. Shri Chouhan told that this year there has been bumper production of onions and pulses in Madhya Pradesh. Due to bumper production, there has been a drastic fall in prices which is a cause for concern. Shri Chouhan told about the purchase of pulses particularly moong, urad and arhar on support price. He urged that along with NAFED, F.C.I should also be made procurement agency and the procurement of cereals like wheat and paddy should be continued. Shri Chouhan said that the practical problems that have to be faced before making aadhar verification mandatory under National Food Security Act should also be taken into account. Shri Chouhan told that there is not net and internet connectivity at fair price shops in tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh. Biometric verification of many beneficiaries is not possible as their thumb impression is not clear. Besides, farmers are not habitual with the use of aadhar and bio equipments. He urged that the time period of this scheme should be extended up to September 2017. Union Minister Shri Ramvilas Paswan assured Chief Minister Shri Chouhan to extend all possible assistance through the ministry to tackle the situation created due to bumper production.


aa Ten Tribal Girls Hostel approved in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot in New Delhi today. Chief Minister discussed schemes like Post-metric scholarship, Babu Jagjivan Ram Hostel Scheme, Disabled Scholarship, Grant-based Scheme for Disabled Welfare, Scheme of implementation of Disabled Persons Act 1995, Old Age Home, Day Care Centre and grant-based schemes for De-addiction Centre under Tribal Department in detail. The Chief Minister also discussed Madhya Pradesh’s proposals of two 100-seater hostels at a cost of 6 crore each for Ujjain and Backward Class Post-metric Scholarship Scheme under Backward Class and Minority Welfare Department. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told that ten tribal girls hostels have been approved in state. Besides this, the Union Ministry has approved hostel at divisional headquarters for Backward Class. The Ministry has approved fund for hostels in Indore, Aagar-Malwa and Shajapur. Soon the Ministry will also approve fund for disabled. The Chief Minister thanked the Union Minister for all this.


aa Over 6 crore saplings to be planted in one day in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 Jun, 2017

Widespread preparations are in progress for plantation of over 6 crore saplings in a single day on coming July 2 in the state. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reviewed this ambitious programme at the ministry. He said that participation of every section of society must be ensured in this great campaign for conservation of environment. Intensive monitoring of district-wise preparations should be undertaken. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was present at the meeting. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that a work plan of all 24 districts on the banks of the Narmada should be made. Route charts should be prepared for availability and transport of plants. Information about daily progress should be taken from every department engaged in the work. Participation of public representatives of all categories, religious, social and political workers, students, government employees, non-government organizations must take part in plantation. Work plan of who will take part, where and how they will reach the plantation venue should be made in every district. Officers of various departments including Agriculture, Horticulture, forest and other related departments should visit the area and get the preparations done. It was told at the meeting that nearly 4 crore 80 lakh pits have been dug for plantation in the districts and the remaining pits will be dug by coming June 25. Arrangement of saplings has been made in all the districts. About 2.5 lakh Vriksh Sevaks have been registered in the districts and the registration work is in progress. Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri R. S. Julaniya, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretaries to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri S.K. Mishra and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Shri Animesh Shukla were present at the meeting.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Pays Courtesy Visit to Shri Ramnath Kovind
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 Jun, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra paid courtesy visit and extended heartily greetings to Shri Ramnath Kovind nominated by NDA for the post of President of the India. He invited Shri Kovind to visit Maa Pitambhara Peeth at Datia. It may be mentioned that Shri Kovind took darshan at Maa Pitambhara Peeth a few days ago.


aa G.S.T. Workshop for Traders on June 23 and 26
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 Jun, 2017

A workshop is being organised by the Commercial tax department for traders to give information on G.S.T. and for redressal of grievances at Samanvay Bhavan APEX Bank premises, New Market on June 23 from 1.00 to 6.00 p.m. Similarly a workshop will be held in B.H.E.L. Cultural Hall in front of S.B.I. - H.T.E. branch on June 27 from 11.00 a.m. Divisional Deputy Commissioner Commercial Tax –Bhopal Division informed that queries of traders will also be satisfied in the workshop.


aa Practice Yoga Daily – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged citizens to practice yoga daily. Yoga keeps body healthy, brings happiness and makes brain sharp. Shri Chouhan was addressing the State Level programme organized at local Lal Parade ground on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, DGP Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Students and Citizens in large number practiced yoga with CM Shri Chouhan. Shri Chouhan mentioned that life has become full of stress and tension in today’s world. Effective way to keep life tensionless is yoga. Make yoga part of life to lead a successful life with positivity. Referring to Swami Vivekanand’s thoughts, he said that human beings possess immense power. Human beings are part of God. Human beings utilize capabilities to its bare minimum. Yoga sharpens internal power of human beings. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that yoga was invented by Bhartiya Rishi Munis thousand years ago. He extended gratitude towards the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for spreading yoga among the people of the world and greeted citizens for the International Yoga Day. Shri Chouhan appealed people to live a joyous life with enthusiasm. Make yoga a part of life for best contribution towards development of country and society. Take resolution for de-addiction. CM Shri Chouhan informed about Medhavi Chhatra Yojana on this occasion. He performed Tadasan, Vrakshasan, Padhastasan, Ardhchakrasan, Trikonasan, Bhadrasan, Vajrasan, Ardh Ushtrasan, Shashkasan, Uttanmandukasan, Vakrasan, Mukrasan, Bhujangasan, Shalbhasan, Setubandhasan, Uttanpadsan, Ardhhalasan, Pavan Muktasan, Shavasan, Kapalbhati, Pranayam, Nadi Shodhan, Anulom Vilom, Shitli and Bhamri Pranayam in the programme. Madhya Pradesh Gaan was recited and a message of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was broadcasted in the beginning of the programme.


aa MoS Labour Srilanka Shri Samarvira Meets CM Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun, 2017

Minister of State for Labour of Srilanka Shri Ravindra Samarvira paid courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Mantralaya today. He discussed issues concerning construction of Sita Mata Mandir in Sri Lanka. Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava and Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that Bharat and Srilanka are like one family. Both the countries share friendly relations since ancient times. He has travelled to Sri Lanka and he feels himself connected to the country. In order to strengthen mutual relations, project like Boddha University in Sanchi and Sita Mata Mandir in Sri Lanka have been taken up. These will facilitate increase in tourism activities in both the countries. He assured for inclusion of Sri Lanka’s sentiments in construction of temple. Welcoming Shri Samarvira in the state, Shri Chouhan said that he will feel like at home here. Shri Chouhan suggested him for visit to Adivasi Sangrahalaya, Shourya Smarak, Van Vihar and Boat Club. He presented a book titling Timeless Treasure and a model of Sanchi Stupa as mementos. Shri Samrvira informed that there are four places related to Ramayana in Sri Lanka. Inviting CM Shri Chouhan to visit Sri Lanka, he stated that Sita Mata Mandir is located in his village itself. His family has deep connection with the temple. Shri Chouhan saw the drawing of temple, designing and lay out. He also discussed on outline of entrance, math and dharmshala’s proposed construction. Shri Samrvira was told that no changes will be made in the original form of memorial in the project. Only beautification of modern facilities will be carried out. Survey work has been carried out by Sri Lanka’s experts. Architects are Indians who are experts in temple construction and its restoration. He was further informed that architects will soon get in touch with him to obtain information on their requirements. Necessary changes will be made in the outline. Construction will be carried out by Sri Lankan contractor and construction work will be undertaken as per the schedule of rate of PWD Sri Lanka.


aa Yoga is Must for Good Learning -CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged students to study hard. He mentioned that yoga is must for good education. Shri Chouhan was addressing the school students at CM House today. Students of various schools of Bairagarh area practiced yoga with CM Shri Chouhan. Shri Chouhan said that human beings possess immense power and most of the people use small part of these powers. He stated that yogic activities like yoga, pranayam and meditation etc. work to identify and manifesting internal power of human beings. Shri Chouhan told the students to study hard, nothing will hinder their higher education. An effective scheme has been launched by the state government to remove these obstacles. Assistance will be provided to children of poor, low income and middle income group families for higher education without any discrimination under the scheme. Moreover, under the Medhavi Chhatra Yojana, fee of students getting admissions in prestigious educational institutions will be borne by the state government provided their family income is less Rs. 6 lakh per annum. Shri Chouhan told the students to stay away from intoxication to gain success and positivity in life, practice yoga daily and study hard, he added. Vote of thanks was proposed by Divisional Joint Director Education Shri D.S. Kushwaha. National Song was recited in the beginning of the programme. Students and teachers in large number practiced yoga on the occasion.


aa Decision to Give Subsidy of Rs. 8700 Crore to Consumers on Electricity Tariff
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 Jun, 2017

Cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided to give subsidy of Rs. 8700 crore to consumers on electricity tariff implemented for the fiscal year 2017-18 by the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission. Payment of subsidy amount will be paid by the state government to the concerned power companies. Benefit of Rs. 8400 crore will be availed by maximum agriculture consumers by this decision. As a result of this decision, subsidy of Rs. 1.10 per unit will be given to domestic consumers up to one hundred watt using 30 units monthly electricity and 20 paisa per unit to domestic consumers consuming electricity up to 50 units. An electricity bill of Rs. 1400 per horse power per annum will have to be paid by the flat rate agriculture consumers of permanent connections. The balance payment will be fulfilled by the state government from the subsidy. Similarly, electricity will be provided free to agriculture consumers up to 5 horse power belonging to scheduled caste and tribe holding one hectare land. Moreover subsidy of Re. One and seventy five paisa per unit will be given to agriculture consumers having permanent connections. Complete burden of fixed monthly charges and FCA will be borne by the state government and subsidy will be continued for agriculture consumers of permanent and temporary connections. Cabinet has decided to give subsidy at the rate of Rs. 95 per kilo watt per month on fixed charges of low tension street lights schemes of nagar palika and nagar panchayats. High tension lift and group irrigation consumers will be exempted from annual minimum charges. Also, subsidy of Re. 1.90 per unit will be given in power charges. No electricity charges will be taken from scheduled caste and tribe single 1.25 paisa per unit will be given to power loom consumers up to 25 hp. Furthermore, cabinet has decided to expand fixed due date of short term agriculture loan of Kharif season being given to farmers without interest through cooperative banks for 2016-17 from February 28 to March 28, 2017. The cabinet has decided to appoint a technical member for fast redressal of pending cases in Madhya Pradesh Madhyastham Adhikaran. Similarly, decision to sanction one advance salary increment for computer trained officers/employees (who have obtained training before September 26, 2014) working in main bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court and Jabalpur, Indore and Gwalior bench. Decision to sanction 19 new posts of deputy registrar, inspectors and date entry operator for Registrar Firms and Societies' office has been taken by the cabinet.


aa World Yoga Day to be celebrated in the presence of CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 Jun, 2017

International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21 in Madhya Pradesh. Mass Yoga programme will be organized in the whole state on Yoga Day. State-level Mass Yoga programme will begin from 6.30 am at Lal Parade Ground, Bhopal in the presence of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Participants will be present at Lal Parade Ground till 6.30 am in the state-level programme. The Madhya Pradesh song will be sung in the presence of guests at 6.40 am. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s address will be at 6.45 am. This will be followed by general Yoga exercises from 7 am. The programme will conclude at 8 am. The district-level Yoga programme will be held in the presence of the Council of ministers at the district headquarters. For this ministers have been allotted districts. The mass yoga programme is being organized by the School Education Department.
Rehearsal at Lal Parade Ground
A rehearsal of the main programme was held here today at the Lal Parade Ground. Government, non-government, students, Central Reserve Police Force, NCC cadets, Patanjali Yoga Sanstha and other Yoga Sanstha members took part in the rehearsal. The rehearsal was inspected by Commissioner Public Instructions, Shri Neeraj Dubey and Bhopal District Collector Shri Nishant Warwade. The rehearsal programme at the Lal Parade Ground included neck movements, shoulder movements, kati chalan, knee movements etc. Other asanas practiced were Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Padahastasana,Trikonasana, Bhadrasana, Vajrasana, Shashankasana, Vakrasana, Makarasana, Bhujangasana and other asanas. Pranayam was also practiced.


aa Onions will be available in ration shops at Rs 2 per kg
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 Jun, 2017

The Krishi Cabinet concluded here at the Mantralaya chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. It was decided at the meeting that APL ration cardholders will be also able to purchase onions at Rs 2 per kg along with the BPL cardholders from fair price shops under the Public Distribution System. Maximum 50 kg onions will be available for purchase on one ration card. The storage of onions will be near support price purchase centre. On finding irregularities and misappropriation in the purchase of onions for the welfare of farmers, a criminal case will be registered against the guilty persons and stern action will be taken against them. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that state government has taken several historic decisions in the interest of farmers. He issued clear instructions that there should be no inconvenience to farmers in purchase of onions and pulses on support price. He said that onions are being purchased for Rs 8 per kg, so that farmers get appropriate price for their produce. Similarly, purchase of moong on support price is helping farmers get nearly Rs 1500 per quintal more than market price. He said that onions should be stored at local level. Wheat for three months should be stocked at a time under Public Distribution System. He also stressed on the need to make farmers aware of the haphazard ‘bohni’ of onions. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave instructions to prepare strategy for advising farmers on the basis of market possibilities. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the work of onion purchase is in progress in state on war footing. So far 2 lakh 75 thousand metric tonne onions have been purchased by farmers which will continue till June 30. Similarly, 31 thousand 700 quintal arhar from 49 centres, 48 thousand 747 quintals of moong from 62 centres, 13,669 quintals of urad from 38 centres and 915 quintals of Masoor from 20 centres has been purchased on support price. Those present at the meeting of Krishi Cabinet included Finance and Commercial Tax Minister Shri Jayant Kumar Malaiya, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav, Forest, Planning, Economic-Statistics Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Farmer-Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Gramodyog Minister Shri Antarsingh Arya, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Narmada Valley Development and General Administration Shri Lalsingh Arya, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism Shri Surendra Patwa, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives, Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Shri Vishwas Sarang and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh besides additional chief secretaries of related departments, principal secretaries and secretaries


aa Deliberations on Investment Proposals Held Under Chairmanship of CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 Jun, 2017

Investors from Bengaluru and Mumbai met the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his residence today. Representatives of Karvi Electronics- Bengaluru and Rusan Pharma – Mumbai gave their proposals. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary Commercial Taxes Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industry Shri Mohammad Suleman and Additional Managing Director of TRIFAC Shri V. Kiran Gopal and other officers were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan welcomed the investment proposals and directed the officials for their active cooperation to realise the proposals. Investors appreciated the policies and investment friendly atmosphere of the state. The proposal to establish pharmaceutical unit at special economic zone –Pithampur with an investment of Rs. 600 crore was given by the Rusan Pharmaceuticals-Mumbai. Similarly, Karvi Electronics informed about their proposal.


aa Board Examination Result of Sanskrit Sansthan Declared
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 Jun, 2017

Result of Poorvamadhyma evam Uttarmadhyama Dwetiyakhand (10th and 12th) Board Main Examination 2016-17 of Maharishi Patanjali Sanskrit Sansthan being run under the School Education Department has been declared. Students can view their result on M.P. Online Portal. Application form for supplementary examination will be filled through M.P. Online kiosk. Last date for filling forms is June 30, 2017. Examination for supplementary students will be conducted at main examination centers between July 11 to 17, 2017. Examination timetable can be downloaded from the M.P. Online portal.


aa Revenue Minister Listens Patients’ Grievances at Katju and J.P. Hospital
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 Jun, 2017

Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Uamashankar Gupta listened to the grievances of patients from 9.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and after 10.30 a.m. at Katju Hospital and J.P. Hospital respectively. Shri Gupta told the public representatives to visit the hospitals daily and help the patients. Shri Gupta deliberated with Chief Medical and Health Officer about the re-construction of Katju Hospital. Moreover, he directed the officials to send the maternity assistance amount at the earliest to Smt. Laxmi Sahu and Smt. Varsha Gupta. Moreover, Shri Gupta enquired health of Shri Gopal, Shri Harsh and other patients. Public representatives were present on the occasion.


aa Large Plantation in Narmada Basin on July 2
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 Jun, 2017

As per the resolution of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, 6 crore saplings will be planted in 24 districts of Narmada basin on July 2. Under the programme, 3 crore saplings will be planted by the Forest department whereas remaining 3 crore saplings will be planted by Rural Development, Agriculture, Horticulture, Jan Abhiyan Parishad, Urban Administration, School Education department etc. Work to dig pits in concerned districts is in progress. Saplings of fruit bearing and umbrageous trees will be planted on July 2 in 24 districts namely Anuppur, Dindori, Mandla, Jabalpur, Katni, Indore, Dhar, Alirajpur, Dewas, Khandwa, Badwani, Khargone, Burhanpur, Seoni, Narsinghpur, Damoh, Sagar, Harda, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Betul, Chhindwara, Sehore and Balaghat district. Intensive plantation will help facing the challenges of global warming and climate change besides providing constant water to Narmada River.
World Record Preparations Training in Academy of Administration
Training will be imparted regarding preparations for Guinness Book of World Record in R.C.V.P. Naronha Academy of Administration and Management on June 20. Two Resource Person from each district will be trained in the training programme. The Resource persons will give training to witness and steward who will be appointed in the process of World Record. It may be mentioned that record presented by the witness and steward as per the guidelines of World Record is utmost necessary to hold World Record.
Video and Photography of Plantation
Keeping in view the Guinness World Record, 2 each officer-employee will be stationed at each plantation site for verification of plants and arrangements for photography and videography of plantation is being made. G.P.S. mapping is being made of each plantation site to identify the sites.
One Lakh 50 Thousand Registration So Far
Online registration arrangements are being made for maximum public participation in plantation. About One lakh 50 thousand persons have registered on www.namamidevinarmade.gov.in for plantation on July 2. Necessary saplings of forestry species have been arranged by the Forest department and private nurseries. Saplings of fruit bearing plants are being arranged from Horticulture department, government and private nurseries beside other states. Pits are being dug by various departments as per the plantation target set for them. Pits digging work is nearing completion in many districts.


aa Give Copy-Pencil in Place of Expensive Gifts
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 Jun, 2017

Posters, Banners, Advertisements, Bouquets and costly gifts are not needed only copies, pencils, bags and compasses are needed on birthday. This is a unique way to celebrate birthday by Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge) Shri Deepak Joshi. Shri Joshi has received about 20 thousand copies-pencils, 4 thousand bags and 10 thousand compasses as birthday gifts from Dewas, Hatpipalya and Bhopal till date. Shri Joshi informed that about 55 thousand copies, 5 thousand 500 bags and over 10 thousands compasses would be distributed among the students of government schools. Sundar Kand was performed in 55 villages on the occasion of Shri Joshi’s birthday at his legislative constituency Hatpipalya. A sum of Rs. 38 thousand to Ku. Aarti belonging to scheduled caste category for her B.Sc. Nursing fee Rs. 11 thousand each to Ku. Ashvini Shekhawat of village Pathari, Ku. Reena of Chhatarpura and to one girl student of Dewas coaching fee were given on the birthday by Shri Joshi. He is opposed to the felicitation in schools by the teachers and believed that teachers are the respected figure of the society and they should be felicitated. He always accepts books or plants in the form of mementos.


aa Concrete Arrangements will be made to Procure Agriculture Produces on MSP
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that concrete arrangements will be made to procure agriculture produces on support price in the state. Moong, arhar, urad are being procured on support price. Soybean too will be procured on support price. Efforts will be made to provide rates for vegetables, fruits, potatoes and garlic etc. more than the input cost. CM Shri Chouhan was holding direct dialogues with farmers in Krishak Samvad Karyakram organized at Jawra today. Shri Chouhan received applications related to the issues of the farmers and assured them for proper disposal of their problems. Addressing farmers, Shri Chouan mentioned that they were facing problems due to cheque payment system in mandis earlier. Now as far as possible cash payment will be made to the farmers in mandis or will be deposited in their bank accounts through R.T.G.S. to enable farmers to get payment of their produces within 24 hours. CM Shri Chouhan further stated that complete attention will be paid on the problems of farmers and traders both. Loss incurred by the traders will be compensated by the government. Moreover, Shri Chouhan assured the farmers that he will keep on redressing the grievances of the farmers with full intensity. On being informed about problem faced by the local farmers due to Neelgai, Shri Chouhan said that solution to this problem will be made. Local MLA Dr. Rajendra Pandey informed in detail about schemes being conducted for the welfare of farmers in the state. Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge), School Education and Labour Shri Deepak Joshi, MP Shri Sudhir Gupta, Chairman M.P. Farmers Commission Shri Ishwarlal Patidar, President Jila Panchayat Shri Parmesh Maida, Public Representatives and farmers in large number were present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Performs Pooja-Archana at Pashupatinath Temple of Mandsaur
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed pooja-archana at Pashupatinath Temple of Mandsaur with traditional ritual and prayed for happiness and prosperity of the state today morning. He also inspected the ongoing construction works in the temple premises. MP Shri Sudhir Gupta, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Priyanka Dr. Mukeshgiri Goswami, MLAs Shri Yashpal Singh Sisodiya, Shri Devilal Dhakad, Chairman District Cooperative Central Bank Shri Madanlal Rathore, President Municipality Shri Prahlad Badhwar and Public Representatives were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan went to the residence of MLA Manasa constituency Shri Kailash Chawla during his visit to Mandsaur and met his family members.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Participates in Paryavaran Sanrakshan Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 Jun, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs and Minister in-charge Rewa Dr. Narottam Mishra participated in Paryavaran Sanrakshan Yatra and Jagrukta Karyakram in Rewa. In a program held at village Salaiyya situated at the remote area of district Rewa, Dr. Mishra said that trees are ornaments of earth. Trees eliminate pollution. Hence we all have to take resolution to save trees. He further mentioned that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is conducting several welfare schemes like housing for poor, gas stove to housewives and to eradicate unemployment. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan is considerate from birth of a girl child to her marriage and welfare. Villagers were benefitted under Ujjawala yojana, beej vitran yojana and land lease certificate in the programme held at Salaiyya. Dr. Mishra performed bhoomi poojan of community bhavan and inaugurated e-computer room. Moreover, on the suggestion of villagers, Dr. Mishra made announcement for approval of starting Potnari irrigation scheme and Mukhyamantri Nal-Jal yojana. Dr. Mishra also undertook plantation in village Salaiyya. During the Paryavaran Sanrakshan yatra, it was informed that over 17 lakh saplings will be planted on July 5.
Inspects Pradhanmantri Gramin Awas Yojana
PR Minister Dr. Mishra inspected houses being constructed in Salaiyya and Budhnipal under the Pradhanmantri Yojana. He also begun the restoration work of Teliya, Kashai, Unchi, and Pokhri ponds of gram panchayat Umri. These works will be undertaken at a cost of about Rs. 10 lakh. Dr. Mishra also took part in Paryavarn sanrakshan and Jagrukta Karyakram held at Umri of Raipur Karchuliyan Janpad.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Visits Mandsaur
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Mandsaur from Bhopal today morning. CM Shri Chouhan after meeting with Public Representatives and Senior Officers at Mansaur left for village Badwan. MP Shri Sudhir Gupta, MLA Shri Jagdish Dewda, Shri Yashpal Singh Sisodia, Shri Devilal Dhakad, Shri Bansilal Gurjar, Chairman District Cooperative Bank Shri Madanlal Rathore and Public Representatives met CM Shri Chouhan at Navlakha air strip.
CM Meets Bereaved Family Members at village Badwan
CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on reaching village Badwan met father Shri Durgalal Dhakad and wife Smt. Rekha Bai of deceased farmer late Shri Ghanshyam Dhakad. While consoling the bereaved family, Shri Chouhan informed that an amount of Rs. One crore has been transferred in their bank account.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Consoles Father of Deceased Farmer Late Shri Satyanrayan at Lodh Village
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited village Lodh of Mandsaur district today and consoled Shri Mangilal father of deceased farmer late Shri Satyanarayan. He also expressed grief over the incident. CM Shri Chouhan told the bereaved family that the state government is standing with them. On being informed by Shri Mangilal that their land has been placed on mortgage, CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that they should not worry; their land will be cleared from mortgage. Moreover, he informed Shri Mangilal that government has sanctioned an amount of Rs. One crore as compensation and the amount will be deposited in the bank account. One member of the family will be absorbed in a government job. CM Shri Chouhan told Shri Mangilal that he can call on him whenever he comes across with any difficulty.


aa ‘Dastak Abhiyan’ from June 15 to July 15
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 Jun, 2017

In order to bring down the child mortality rate in state, a ‘Dastak Abhiyan’ will be conducted jointly by Public Health and Family Welfare department and Women-Child Development department form June 15 to July 15, 2017. Intensive check-up of about One crore children between 0 to 5 years of age will be carried out and treatment will be provided during the campaign. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the campaign at a state level programme from Ratlam on June 15. Under the Dastak campaign anemia check-up of children between 0 to 5 years of age, identification of severely malnourished children between 6 months to 5 years of age, vitamin ’A’ mixture to children of 9 months to 5 years of age, identification of children suffering from diarrhea, pneumonia and other diseases since birth will be carried out besides free treatment. Moreover transportation facility will also be provided under the drive. ORS packets and zinc tablets will be distributed among the children of upto 5 years of age to control diarrhea. Also information on swachchta abhiyan, usefulness of mother’s milk and importance of iodized salt will be given to the families under the ‘Dastak’ abhiyan.


aa Mukhyamantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 Jun, 2017

Now fee of talented students to pursue higher studies after 12th class will be borne by the state government. Benefit of ‘Mukhyamantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Yojana’ will be availed by students securing 75 percent marks or above in examination conducted by M.P. Board of Secondary Education or securing 85 percent marks and above in 12th examination conducted by C.B.S.E./I.C.S.E. The total income of the students’ parents should be less than Rs. 6 lakh per annum. Aadhar number of students is must to avail benefit of the scheme. Engineering: Assistance will be provided to the students securing up to 50 thousand rank in J.E.E. Mains and on getting admission in government and non-government engineering colleges. Full fee (Except Mess Charges and Caution Money) will be provided and Rs. One lakh 50 thousand or actual charges (incorporated by Fee Committee, except Mess charges and Caution money) whichever is less will be paid by the government under the private college fee. Medical: Benefit of the scheme will be given on getting admission for M.B.B.S. through National Eligibility and Entrance Test in any government medical colleges and private medical colleges of M.P. Full fee of Government College and payable charges of private college will be paid by the government. Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge) Shri Deepak Joshi informed that doctors educated from government medical college will be bound for 2 years service in rural areas. They will have to fill a bond of Rs. 10 lakh. The period for students of private colleges will be of 5 years and a sum of bond will be Rs. 25 lakh. Law: Full fee for law course from any National Law University of the country through CLAT after 12th class will be borne by the government. Moreover, full fee of all the courses like B.Sc., B.A., B.Com, Nursing, Polytechnic and courses of undergraduate level of all the colleges will be paid by the government. Complete fee of students of government institutes will be deposited in the bank account of the institute. Payable charges for students of private institutes will be deposited in the bank accounts of the students. The scheme being introduced from academic session 2017-18 will be implemented by Directorate of Technical Education. The scheme will be implemented through portal www.scholarshipportal.mp.nic.in.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Becomes Chairman of M.P. Tourism Board
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 Jun, 2017

First meeting of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board was held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today. CM Shri Chouhan became the Chairman of the Tourism Board. Managing Director of the Board has been authorized for works like bank account opening, digital signature, to prepare recruitment rules, establishment of board’s office etc. in the meeting. Board will comprise 8 members. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Secretary to CM Shri Hariranjan Rao and Senior Officers were present in the meeting.


aa C.M. Shri Chouhan asks collectors to increase onion purchase centres
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Jun, 2017

In view of bumper arrival of onion in the state, the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed the district collectors to increase the purchase centres according to requirement of their respective districts. He was holding dialogue with divisional commissioners and collectors through Video Conferencing about procurement arrangements of onions and other agricultural produce at Mantralaya here today. The Chief Minister instructed the collectors to constantly monitor the law and order situation. He said that good governance is the top priority. Those violating law and order should be strictly dealt with. Shri Chouhan asked the collectors to buy and distribute onions immediately saying that they have all the right to conveniently increase number of purchase centres to meet specific requirements, if needed. He asked them to ensure that trucks carrying onions are unloaded and returned to refill them so as to maintain continuity of supply. Onions will be sold to the poor at a rate of Rs. 2 per kg through ration shops. It was informed that the onion purchase is gaining pace with all arrangements. In order to purchase moong. arrangements have been made by the NAFED an institution of the Government of India. As many as 80 purchase centres have been set up for tuar, 62 for moong and 48 for Urad. These purchase centres can be further increased. The Chief Minister directed to keep a watch on the purchase arrangements. The state government will give full support to the NAFED. The Chief Minister made it clear that there is no limit to the purchasing of onions or other produce. Whatever quantity farmers bring with them will be purchased, he added. Instructing the collectors of cotton producing districts to be alert about rate of Bt Cotton seed saying that the Bt cotton seeds should not be sold above rates fixed by the Government of India. If this is reported then strict action would be taken against the responsible persons. He directed the collectors to take effective public hearing on a regular basis so that public services will be availed timely. The Chief Minister also talked about the preparations for massive plantation on July 2 along the banks of Narmada. He also informed about School Chale Hum drive. The Chief Secretary Shri B. P. Singh, Director General of Police, Shri R. K Shukla and senior officials were present.


aa Engineering Colleges and Higher Secondary Schools’ Students to Conduct Child Labour Survey
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Jun, 2017

Students of Engineering Colleges and Higher Secondary Schools will conduct a survey of child labourers in their concerned districts. Survey report will be handed over to the Labour Officer of the concerned district for action. Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge), School and Labour Minister Shri Deepak Joshi said this in a programme held on the occasion of International Day against Child Labour. Shri Joshi said that government and society should work together to save childhood. Law cannot do everything on its own. Everyone should cooperate to gather necessary facilities for education of poor children. He himself distributes copies –pencils in place of other gifts on his birthday among the poor children. Shri Joshi mentioned that fee of students getting admissions in premium higher educational institutions will be paid by the government on securing over 75 percent marks in 12th examination through “Shikshak App”. Shri Joshi also interacted with the children. Chairman Child Protection Commission Shri Raghvendra Sharma said that child labour is a cognisable offence. There are 5 thousand organizations working against the child labour in the state. He mentioned that a target should be set and whole hearted efforts should be made to achieve it. Programme was jointly organised by voluntary organizations Bachpan, Muskan, Vikas Sanvad and Prasoon. Shri Mahesh Saxena and Social Activist Shri Ramnarayan Tyag also addressed the programme.


aa Children must take part in Sports besides Education
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Jun, 2017

Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Umashankar Gupta said that children should participate in sports activities besides education. He was speaking in children summer camp at Kolar basti. Shri Gupta mentioned that sports is good for mental and physical development. He further mentioned that whatever you do-do it whole heartedly. Success is sure to come. Local public representatives were present on the occasion.


aa Poetry Collection Presented to PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 Jun, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra was presented with a copy of poetry collection titling ‘Usi Choukhat Se’ by poet and film maker Shri Anil Goyal at his residence today. Poems focusing mother have been included in this collection. Different images of mother have been compiled in the book. Dr. Mishra appreciating the book congratulated Shri Goyal.


aa RERA Act Extended to Entire Madhya Pradesh: Chairman Shri De Sa
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 Jun, 2017

Chairman of RERA Shri Antony De Sa said that Madhya Pradesh has become the first State in the country to extend the applicability of the Real Estate Act to all areas of the state. Earlier only projects in the 153 planning areas were required to be registered with RERA. In an important decision, the Real Estate Regulatory Authority has decided to extend the requirement to non-planning areas also, thus bringing the entire state under the purview of the Act. RERA was receiving information from various sources that various residential and commercial complexes were being constructed in non-planning areas also, but their allottees could not avail of protection under the new Act on the grounds that Act was initially applicable only to those projects situated in planning areas. Shri Anthony De Sa, Chairman of RERA, said that an allottee can’t be denied protection of the Act merely on the pretext that a project has been developed in a non-planning area. Such classification would be unjust and discriminatory. Therefore, in exercise of its powers, the Authority has extended benefits of the Act uniformly to all citizens of the state, irrespective of whether the project is being developed in planning or non-planning area. Now onwards, projects coming up anywhere in the state, whether in urban or rural areas, will have to be registered with the Authority and allottees of such project will also be eligible for all the protection available under the Act.


aa Risk of Flood-Natural Disaster Increases Due to Encroachment in Wetland Area
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 Jun, 2017

Principal Secretary Environment Shri Malay Shrivastava said that policies to protect wetland should be made keeping in view the common men. Generate awareness among people that risk of flood and natural disaster increases many folds due to construction and other activities in wetland areas. Wetland conservation is not only an issue related to environment. There is a need to prepare an integrated scheme for wetland conservation. Schemes should be prepared keeping in view people of nearby areas, proper sewage-solid waste management, ground water recharging etc. while identifying wetland area. Shri Shrivastava said this while inaugurating a two day workshop organized jointly by Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Environment Planning and Coordination Organization (EPCO) at EPCO campus today. Subject Experts from Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Madhya Pradesh are taking part in the workshop. Member Secretary M.P. Bio-Diversity Board Shri Shrinivas Murthy mentioned Chennai faced disastrous flood because of airport and other constructions in wetland area. He further mentioned that ozone layer which provides an atmosphere of living to the people took several crore years for its formation. But development of last 200 years has created problems like climate change and global warming depleting the ozone layer. Nature does not need us, we need nature, he added. Shri Chandan Singh of NPCA stated that 13 wetlands have been identified in Madhya Pradesh. An amount of Rs. 2 crore 4 lakh has been released by the Union Government for these wetlands. Dr. M. Ramesh informed about preparations for workshop and documents for Wetland Conservation and Management, Dr. Ritesh Kumar described about guidelines for preparation of notification beside Dr. B.C. Chowdhary and Prof. J.K. Garg gave information in context to wetland and to prepare the map of wetland respectively. There are 26 Ramsar wetland sites in the country including Bhopal Upper Lake (Bhoj Wetland) of Madhya Pradesh. Twenty thousand birds migrate every year besides 100-120 cranes, 43 fish species, 10 species of reptiles and amphibians, 106 species of macrophytes, 208 species of phytoplankton and 115 species of zooplanktons.


aa Government Always Ready for Talks
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed farmers to maintain peace. He said that the state government is a government of farmers and people. CM Shri Chouhan further mentioned that he will continue to work in the interest of people and farmers. CM Shri Chouhan said that several important decisions have been taken by the state government in the interest of farmers. Onion at the rate of Rs. 8 per kg is being procured. Purchase of Moong, Urad and Tuar on support price is being started from June 10. Shri Chouhan said that he is always ready for talks and for solutions to problems. Deliberations can only solve problems. He mentioned that some anti-social elements are trying to spread violence in the state, we will deal with them strictly. CM Shri Chouhan urged the farmers not to let intentions succeed of anti-social elements and cooperate in maintaining peace. He appealed to the farmers for leading state together on the path of development.


aa Will not let Pulses’ Price Fall in Farmers’ Interest-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed future action-plans and preparations of Agriculture department at Mantralaya here today. Reviewing the onion purchase arrangements, Shri Chouhan said that onion at the rate of Rs. 8 per k.g. will be purchased from the farmers and will be made available for poor consumers at the rate of Rs. 2 per k.g. from PDS shops. Limit for purchase will be fixed for the consumers. It may be mentioned that about 4 hundred consumers are covered by one PDS shop. Regarding Tuar purchase, CM Shri Chouhan issued instructions that availability of tuar in each district should be assessed. Tuar, Moong and Urad will be purchased from one centre only. A total of 80 procurement centers have been set up till date. It was informed in the meeting that as per the estimation, one to one and half lakh matric tonne Tuar will be purchased till June 30. CM Shri Chouhan clarified that pulses will not be imported to avoid price fall in domestic market and loss to the farmers. He further mentioned that he will not let pulses’ prices fall to enable farmers to get full price of their produce. No exemption of any kind will be given on pulses, he added. Moreover, Shri Chouhan gave directives for establishment of ‘Price Stabilisation Fund’ with immediate effect. He also instructed for appointments of chairman and members after forming an organizational structure of Agriculture Cost and Marketing Commission. Shri Chouhan told the officials to select centers and places for Kharif crop procurement in advance to avoid even a slight delay in purchase on support price.
App for consultancy on crops will be Prepared
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issued instructions for preparation of scheme to give mobile based SMS or consultancy to the farmers. He said that farmers should have information about each crop. Farmers should know about the area and how much quantity of seeds should be sowed to enable them to get proper rates for their produces in case of bumper crop. Farmers should not get affected owing to excess production and low prices. Therefore, he issued instructions for preparation of an App based on data base of farmers so that they could register detail easily on it. He also told for considering linkage of potential crop buyers with the app. Moreover, Shri Chouhan gave directives for forming a committee to deliberate and preparing a strategy on various issues related to this subject. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan directed the officials to present a draft of scheme regarding one time settlement scheme announced for the farmers till Monday. He said that it is our priority to ensure benefit of credit card scheme to defaulter farmers once again. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Shri A.P. Singh, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnwal, Agriculture Production Commissioner P.C. Meena and Senior Officers of Cooperative, Mandi Board and MARKFED were present in the meeting.


aa Semester System Ends from General Courses of Graduation Level
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jun, 2017

The cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided to end semester system from general undergraduate courses like B.A., B.Sc., B.Com being conducted in the colleges of the state. Yearly method will be adopted from the academic session 2017-18. Arrangement of yearly and internal evaluation will be in ratio of 80 and 20 under this. Prescribed system will be adopted as per the provisions of regulatory institutions in the fixed undergraduate course. Semester system in post graduate courses will continue as it is. Moreover, the cabinet has given its approval for continuation of small irrigation programme being conducted by Water Resources department for next three years. An amount of Rs. 4060 crore 44 lakh will be spent in this period and an irrigation capacity on One lakh 70 thousand hectare will be created by completing 300 small irrigation projects. Furthermore, the cabinet has given approval for upgradation of stadium constructed in Datia and has given a sanction of Rs. 4 crore 80 lakh 68 thousand to run sports training centre besides approval of 9 posts on outsource basis.
Sports Complex Approved for Rewa
A sum of Rs. 12 crore 6 lakh 85 thousand for construction and to run sports complex in Rewa has been approved by the cabinet. Moreover, approval for 19 posts on outsource basis has been given for sports complex. In addition, the cabinet has given approval for Rs. 74 crore 75 lakh towards social and environmental basic facilities in gas affected areas of Bhopal city. Approval to send the proposal to the Union Government in this regard has been given by the cabinet. Houses worth Rs. 14 crore will be constructed under the social rehabilitation and economic rehabilitation works at a cost of Rs. 60 crore 75 lakh will be carried out under this. Moreover, the cabinet has also given its approval for amendments in Mukhyamantri Utkrashtta Pursukar rule -2007.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra to Attend Modi Fest in Karnataka
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jun, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra will proceed for Mumbai from Bhopal by airplane on Wednesday June 7. Dr. Mishra at the same evening will leave for Bagalkot nagar from Belgavi (Belguam) airport. He will inform about the achievements and development works being undertaken in the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in a programme at Bagalkot. Dr. Mishra will take night halt at Bagalkot and will reach Bhopal at night on June 8 from Belgavi via Mumbai.


aa Take Stern Action against Persons Misleading Farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jun, 2017

Minister for Home Shri Bhupendra Singh issued directives for strict action against persons misleading farmers. Make proper security arrangements to maintain peace and harmonious atmosphere in the state. Shri Singh was reviewing the law and order situation with senior officers of Home department at Mantralaya today. He directed the officials to hold monthly meeting of eminent citizens and social activists at each police station level to maintain peace. Minister Shri Singh said that a vigil should be kept on persons spreading rumours using social media. Action must be taken against them registering cases. He further mentioned that Station in-charge and Superintendent of Police should take notice themselves in case of increase in crimes. Also a campaign should be conducted against persons possessing illegal arms, he added. Keeping in view the increase in road accidents, Shri Singh said that an action plan should be prepared for traffic control. Breath analysers should be used more to catch persons driving vehicles under inebriated condition. Shri Singh further said that a campaign should be launched against people driving vehicles under alcohol influence.


aa No Stone Will Be Left Unturned for Sailana’s Development -CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated construction works costing Rs. 25 crore 45 lakh and laid foundation of construction works worth Rs. 90 lakh at Sailana today. Addressing the programme ,Shri Chouhan assured farmers that no stone will be left unturned for the development of Sailana and all the problems of the farmers will be solved holding choupal, sabhas and deliberations with them. CM Shri Chouhan also announced an amount of Rs. 5 crore for the development of Sailana. CM Shri Chouhan said that peoples’ development and welfare of state is the main aim of the government. He told local public representatives for survey of feasibility where ponds could be constructed. After technical survey, amount will be allotted after sanctioning the proposal. Moreover, Shri Chouhan mentioned that water for irrigation will be provided to the farmers as per the need. The state has been conferred with National Krishi Karman Award by the Union Government since last four years continuously. The total irrigation area in the state has gone up to 40 lakh hectare owing to the sensitivity of government towards farmers. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated water treatment plant costing Rs. 5 crore 64 lakh today in order to provide pure potable water to the residents of Sailana. On the occasion of World Environment Day, CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan planted a peepal sapling in water treatment plant campus at Sailana. He said that environment conservation is must to save earth. He appealed to the people to undertake plantation in maximum under the plantation drive.


aa Chief Minister reaches hospital to see injured persons
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reached Unique Hospital in Indore to see the persons, injured in disruption at programme venue due to rains and heavy winds. The Chief Minister talked with all injured persons and told them that all are safe at the spot. Entire treatment will be provided by Madhya Pradesh government. Shri Chouhan instructed to ensure proper treatment to all injured persons. Rain with storming winds caused panic at proposed venue of chief minister's programme, but chief minister remained stay there and helped in rescuing other people and sending them to hospital, evacuating them from the tent. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan rushed to hospital at last and ensured treatment to injured persons.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Undertakes Plantation on World Environment Day
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra undertook plantation in memory of Late Shri Anil Madhav Dave at Constitutional Club-New Delhi. Environmentalists, Representatives of United Nations and Religious Leaders were present on the occasion. Dr. Mishra recollected the remarkable contribution of late Shri Dave in the field of environment.


aa Bharatiya Kisan Sangh’s agitation postponed
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Jun, 2017

Following a discussion with Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Shri Shivkant Dixit of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh announced that the agitation has been postponed as the government has agreed to all their conditions. Soon after discussion with the Bharatiya Kisan Snagh, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced that farmers will now acquire 50% RTGS and cash payment of 50 per cent of the products they sell in Krishi Upaj Mandi. Government will purchase moong summer crop on support price and onions from farmers at Rs 8 per kg. This purchase will begin in 3-4 days and will continue till the end of June. CM Shri Chouhan said that farmers have to give more commission in sabji mandis. To put an end to this practice, sabji mandis will also be brought under Mandi Act. Crop insurance scheme will be made optional. Anti-farmer provisions in Nagar and Gram Nivesh Act will be removed. The Chief Minister announced that cases registered against farmers during this agitation will be withdrawn. CM Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh government is a pro-farmer government. Madhya Pradesh government is the first government that has arranged to give agriculture loans at zero per cent interest that was earlier given to farmers at 16-17 per cent interest rate. Not only this, the government has also made arrangements for farmers who take an agricultural loan of Rs one lakh will now have to repay only Rs 90,000. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that not only has the decision to give agricultural loan without interest but the decisions taken by the state government in the last 11 years in favour of farmers and farming should set an example not only in the country but the whole world. The fact that the state has received Krishi Karman Award five times is sufficient proof for this. Madhya Pradesh has made remarkable progress in agriculture sector in the last 11 years. The state’s agriculture development rate was 4.3 per cent in the year 2004-05. Today this rate is more than 20 percent which is the maximum in the country and the world. The state’s share in the country’s total food grain production in the year 2004-05 was 7.1 per cent which has now increased to 13.5 per cent. This is nearly double. The annual growth rate of state’s grain production in the last 11 years has been nearly 12 per cent. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told that the state’s progress in the agriculture sector has been possible due to the significant reforms, well-thought decisions of the state government and hard work of farmers. It has been ensured in the state that there should better coordination between the cooperative, water resources, dairy, animal husbandry, agriculture and horticulture departments. For this the country’s first Krishi Cabinet was formed in the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that government’s efforts like interim storage of fertilizers, Khet talab yojana, Mukhya Mantri Khet Teerth Yojana, Haldhar Yojana, Mera Khet Meri Mati Yojana, Food Processing, scheme for maximum grant and promotion to promote agriculture mechanization in the country, successful implementation of crop insurance and fish farming to help agriculture, animal husbandry, promoting horticulture crops, sericulture, bamboo production, Laakh production, purchase of wheat and other food grains by giving additional bonus on support price have always been pro-farmers. CM Shri Chouhan said that state government has not only included the decision to make farming beneficial in its top priority but has also worked for it. Shri Chouhan said that today nearly 40 lakh hectare has irrigation facility which was hardly 7.5 lakh hectare about 10-12 years back. This became possible only with the effective campaign to complete under construction irrigation projects. State government promoted efforts of construction of canals, water conservation and collection at micro level. He said that Madhya Pradesh is among those 2-3 states in the country which has ensured availability of minimum 10-hour power supply for farming. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is an agriculture-dominated state. I am myself a farmer’s son. I know what are the problems of farming and farmers. I have made every possible effort for solving these problems. The efforts of the government have been appreciated in the country and the world. The state has bagged the Agriculture Leadership Award. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh gives the maximum short term and mid-term loans in the country according to the number of its farmers. The state is leading in distribution of Kisan Credit Card and Soil Health Card also. He said that on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s appeal not only was the roadmap to double the income of farmers by the year 2022 was prepared first but it was also complied with. The Chief Minister said that expansion of agriculture sector, publicity of advanced seeds, publicity of advanced agriculture techniques, formation of farmer producer companies, expansion of horticulture sector, expansion of bio-farming, disaster management in agriculture sector, strengthening of agriculture marketing are such effective and progressive steps of the state government that have been taken in best interest of farmers. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh was the only state in the country for purchasing onions on support price last year. He said that after today’s discussion Madhya Pradesh government is eager to solve the problems of farmers on priority basis. He said that even now he could not believe that farmers of the state threw crops and spilled milk on the road. This was an effort of some persons with selfish interest under the guise of farmers and pashupalak. CM Shri Chouhan said that with the combined efforts of the government and farmers’ today Madhya Pradesh farmers have left Punjab and Haryana farmers far behind in wheat production. Today Madhya Pradesh is the third largest state in India in food grain production. The agriculture square feet of the state has risen by 53 per cent in the last 11 years. In the same period, the state’s irrigated area has risen to 110 lakh hectare from 46.31 lakh hectare. The Chief Minister said that his government is a farmers’ government and will always be. State government can never tolerate financial loss of farmers. The Chief Minister said that the growth rate of milk production in the year 2015-16 has been 12.70 per cent whereas the country’s milk production growth rate was 6.27 per cent. In this period the availability of milk per person has been 428 gram which is more than the national average of 337. The Chief Minister said that today the state is at that juncture of development in which we have to solve problems together and move ahead. By ending their agitation today the Kisan Sangh has honoured my sentiments.


aa Kshipra Teerth Parikrama an incredible campaign: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the incredible campaign of Kshipra conservation was launched during Kshipra Teerth Parikrama. This campaign has to be continued to save Kshipra river. We all should make combined efforts. Large scale tree plantation should be undertaken on the banks of Kshipra. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said this at a ceremony organized at Ramghat on the occasion of conclusion of the Kshipra Teerth Parikrama and Kshipra Seva Yatra in Ujjain. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the temperature of the Earth is constantly on the rise after industrial revolution. Malwa was once known as an area of ‘dag dag roti, pag-pag neer’ but with the groundwater having receded, Malwa is fast turning into a desert. Government first took the work of Narmada-Kshipra Milan and completed this work in record time. The Chief Minister said that several works of permanent nature have been undertaken on Kshipra banks and Ujjain city in Simhastha but still is need arises, new works will be taken up which will include Ghat construction. Benefit of Rs 775 crore to farmers of Ujjain district Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that his government was pro-farmers. The biggest example of this is that farmers did not get anything on soyabean crop loss earlier but last year the state government approved total Rs 775 crore as Prime Minister crop insurance and compensation to farmers of Ujjain district. Kshipra Teerth Yatra coordinator and MLA Dr. Mophan Yadav said that Ujjain is known after Kshipra river. Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain, MP Professor Chintamani Malviya, MLA Shri Dilipsingh Shekhawat, Shri Anil Firozia, Shri Bahadursingh Chouhan, Shri Satish Malviya, Shri Mukesh Pandya, Jan Abhiyan Parishad Vice Chairman Shri Pradeep Pandey, Mayor Smt. Meena Jonwal, UDA Chairman Shri Jagdish Agrawal, Pandit Rameshwardas of Kshipra Seva Yatra, Sarvashri Iqbalsingh Gandhi, Shyam Bansal, Anil Jain Kaluheda, Divisional Commissioner Shri M.B. Ojha, IG Shri Rakesh Gupta, Collector Shri Sanket Bhondwe were present.


aa Thandla to be relieved of poverty: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Jun, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today dedicated a barrage constructed on Padmavati river at a cost of Rs 486.00 lakh under Chief Minister’s Urban Drinking Water Scheme, performed bhoomi-pujan of C.C Road being constructed at a cost of Rs 179.00 lakh in the district under Panch Parmeshwar Yojana and R.C.C nullah contruction work at a cost of Rs 107.37 lakh in different wards of the city under Chief Minister’s Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme in Thandla. Addressing the beneficiaries meeting at Thandla, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan lauded the residents of Thandla and the administrative team for freeing Thandla block from open defecation and announced to free the block from poverty soon. He said that to rid Thandla block from poverty, every family will be provided with a pucca house, a gas connection and income of Rs 10,000 per month. Each family will connected with such activities for means of livelihood that they will be freed from the clutches of poverty and will be able to contribute in the development of state and the country by joining the mainstream of development. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed benefits to the beneficiaries and also welcomed tadvi/patel with garlands on stage for working dedicatedly for bringing about social change. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reached Chainpura village of Meghnagar block to inspect Valmiki gaushala. He applied tilak on gaumata and performed puja after adorning it with garlands at the gaushala. The Chief Minister inaugurated the plantation work by planting a jackfruit sapling on the mountains. CM visits MLA Shri Bhabhar’s family Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reached Thandla Vidhan Sabha constituency MLA Shri Kalsingh Bhabhar’s ancestral village Chainpura and expressed his condolences over the untimely demise of Shri Bhabhar’s son due to heart attack and prayed to God to grant strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss.


aa Aim to Bring State on Top in Rural Development with Cooperation of All
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 May, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government is committed for proper arrangements of basic necessities like Roti, Kapda, Makaan, education and medicines for people in the birth centenary year of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya. Shri Chouhan was addressing at the conclusion of ‘Gramoday to Bharat Uday’ campaign at village Ahmedpur in Sehore, today. Shri Chouhan mentioned that cooperation from all is must to bring Madhya Pradesh on top in the field of rural development. Sarpanchs-Panchs should use their power and discharge their duties sincerely and judiciously. Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the villagers that they will pay special attention towards sanitation in their villages and public welfare works like plantation. CM Shri Chouhan said that 25 lakh 70 thousand applications concerning personal demands and 3 lakh 33 thousand applications related to community works have been received in gram sansads organized in 22 thousand 80 gram panchayats. The applications are being examined gram panchayat wise. Officers visiting each gram panchayat from June 1 to 10 will inform villagers about the actions taken on their applications. Minister in-charge of Districts will conduct a surprise inspection from June 5 to verify the action. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that amount is being provided to 7 lakh eligible poor villagers for house construction in the current year. A target has been set to ensure that no eligible person remains houseless till 2022. Amount for house construction will be deposited directly in the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. Additional sum of Rs. 5 Thousand to House beneficiaries for Planting 5 saplings Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made an announcement that an additional amount of Rs. 5 thousand will be paid to the beneficiaries constructing houses under various housing schemes if they plant 5 saplings of fruit bearing trees. Referring to the development works being carried out in rural areas, Shri Chouhan said that gram panchayats have been entrusted with powers to carry out small works. Right for repair works under tap water schemes at a cost of Rs. 2 lakh have been given to the gram panchayats. Moreover , right to write a CR of secretaries have been given to the sarpanchs. He clarified that that on one hand sarpanchs performing their best will be awarded by the state government and on the other stern action will be taken against panch-sarpanch muddling in the schemes. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that gram panchaytas power for undisputed mutation has been decentralized to the gram panchayats. 7 Thousand Gram Panchayats, 46 Janpad and 6 Districts Declared O.D.F. Shri Chouhan said that 7 thousand gram panchayats, 46 janpad panchayats and 6 districts have been declared open defecation free till today under the Swachcha Bharat Mission. Keeping in view the active role of gram panchayats and awareness among the villagers, target has been set to make entire Madhya Pradesh open defecation free till Gandhi Jayanti this year. Shri Chouhan declared Sehore, Bhopal, Burhanpur, Agar-Malwa, Neemuch and Khargone open defecation free districts. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bahrgava said that Gramoday to Bharat Uday campaign started from April 15 is concluding on May 31. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan after overall consideration will take a decision on beneficiaries oriented schemes, public programmes through gram sabhas and gram sansads to be held in all the 52 thousand villages. Common men, villagers are being added in the beneficiaries’ list and government schemes under the ‘Gramoday to Bharat Uday’ campaign in order to provide them the benefits of the schemes. Shri Bhargava mentioned that no problem related to roti, kapda and makaan will prevail in the state. House will be provided to each poor person under the Pradhamantri Awas Yojana. Nobody will become houseless/landless in the state. He mentioned that campaign will prove to be a milestone. Shri Bhargava further mentioned that the state government is committed for protection of people’s interest. Vote of thanks was proposed by the Minister for Public Works and Minister in-charge district Sehore Shri Rampal Singh. He mentioned that he was skeptical about the programme due to heavy rains last night but CM Shri Chouhan instructed to hold the programme at any cost. CM Shri Chouhan, Shri Bhargava and Shri Singh also planted saplings in the mandi campus. Shri Chouhan distributed cheques among the beneficiaries of various schemes in the programme. At the outset, Collector Shri Sudam Khade informed that 32 thousand 310 applications of various demands have been received in Sehore district during the campaign. Out of these, action is being taken on 20 thousand 606 applications after approval. Moreover, arrangements have been made at gram panchayat level to apprise villagers about action on their applications. MLA Shri Sudesh Rai, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Sandhya Maretha, Additional Chief Secretary Shri R.S. Julaniya and villagers in large number were present in the programme.


aa Employment opportunities to 70 lakh skilled youths in next 5 yrs in MP
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 May, 2017

Seventy lakh skilled youth manpower will obtain employment opportunities in Madhya Pradesh in the next five years. As per estimates of experts there are five areas in which there will be massive employment generation in the next five years. A large number of youths will get jobs in fast emerging fields which include Hospitality, Health, IT, ITS, Manufacturing, Electricals, Auto and Auto Components, Pharma and Medicine products, Food Processing, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals. Taking into account essential skill training in the new fields Skill Development Mission has been formed on the directions of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Under this short term skill development programmes and courses have been made. Youth are being qualified for employment through these programmes. Every year 2.5 lakh youths will be given training through Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Samvardhan Yojana. Their talents will be certified. Two lakh women will be given employment-oriented training every year through Mukhya Mantri Kaushalya Yojana. Effective strategy will be made on the initiative of the Chief Minister for skill development. An international-level Global Skill Park is being developed in Bhopal with the support of ITI Education Service Singapore. Ten division level ITI are being developed as model training centres as per the needs of industries. Training resources are being procured in 7 ITIs to provide opportunities to disabled to move ahead and nurture their talents. New industries are coming up fast in Madhya Pradesh as there is a favourable environment for them in the state. In the last financial year, Rs 1200 crores were made available to the industries in the form of incentive. Trade was made as easy as possible so that the least obstructions come in the way of setting up of industries. A Global Skill and Employment Partnership Conference is being organized in Bhopal on June 1 to establish mutual understanding between skilled youth, human resources and industries, to assess needs of industries for skill and training and to prepare a roadmap to move forward in this direction.


aa Ped Lagao Yatra between June 5-20 to enrich Narmada with greenery - Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 May, 2017

Ped Lagao Yatra will be launched between June 5 and 20 for plantation both the sides for increasing flow of lifeline Narmada river and increasing greenery. People of all caste and creed will plant six crore saplings on July 2 and take resolution to protect them. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave this information in felicitation ceremony held for officers and employees working excellently in Narmada Seva Yatra at Chief Minister's residence today. Shri Chouhan shared memories of Narmada Seva Yatra begining on December 11, 2016 from Amarkantak and concluded on May 15, 2017 at Amarkantak. He said that this was amazing Yatra. Five month long small initiative took the shape of the biggest river conservation drive in the world. He said that people participated in narmada Seva Yatra have connected with each other like Narmada family. This family will expand further. He said that officers-employees performing excellently in Narmada Seva Yatra will be awarded on August 15. Shri Chouhan said that prosperity of Madhya Pradesh is because of Narmada river. He thanked Jan Abhiyan Parishad, collectors of 16 districts of Narmada Seva Yatra, those who participated in Narmada parikrama, saints, media and devotees of Narmada. He said that Narmada Seva Mission has been formed to protect Narmada river and it will continue to work. Sand mining has been banned fully. Mining will be done scientifically. There will be no contractual system. Women, self help groups of labourers, poor people will carry out sand mining. They will have share in the profit. Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Cow Progeny Protection Board Swami Akhileshwaranand, sharing his experience regarding Narmada Seva Yatra, said that this yatra was the foundation stone of golden Madhya Pradesh. Forests minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, vice chairman of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradip Pandey, Shri V.D. Sharma, Dr. Jamdar shared experiences, describing the yatra as unqiue, memorable and historical. The Chief Minister felicitated 90-year-old Parkammawasi Mai. He released music video dedicated to mother Narmada. Chief Minister's wife Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan, Narmada Sevaks from Amarkantak, Mandala, Dindori, Narsinghpur, Seoni, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Alirajpur, Badwani, Dewas, Sehore, Raisen etc. districts were present on the occasion.


aa Directives to take back Services of Teachers Posted on Deputation
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 May, 2017

The state government has taken back the services of academic and non-academic officers/employees of school education department posted on deputation in other departments who had completed their deputation period with immediate effect. This order will not be applicable on officers/employees posted in corporations/boards under the control of school education department. Directives have been issued to officers/employees engaged in various offices of the department to join their original institution/office till May 31. Salaries of such officers/employees will be drawn after their joining in original institution. In case of non compliance of the directives, concerned drawing and disbursing officers will be held responsible and recovery will be made from their salaries.


aa Madhya Pradesh Bhavan will become Centre of Government’s Activities in Mumbai
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 May, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inspected construction work of Madhya Pradesh Bhavan ‘Madhyalok’ being constructed in Vashi-Navi Mumbai. He said that Madhyalok will be used by guests of Madhya Pradesh government and for various activities. Construction work of the Madhya Pradesh’s guest house at Vashi of Navi Mumbai is almost near completion. The guest house will provide lodging arrangements to guests, public representatives, officers and patients visiting Mumbai for medical treatment from Madhya Pradesh. The construction of Madhyalok was started in September 2013, it has a total 3879 sq. meter area and has 30 rooms. CM Shri Chouhan said that all the offices of Madhya Pradesh government located in Mumbai like Madhya Pradesh Information Centre, M.P. Tourism Development Corporation, M.P. Handicrafts Development Corporation’s Emporium will be housed in Madhyalok after the completion of the building. Information related to Madhya Pradesh will be available at one place. Moreover, this will facilitate better coordination among all the offices of M.P. and benefit of this will be derived by the state government as well as common men. He further mentioned that Madhyalok will prove useful and beneficial for Madhya Pradesh. CM Shri Chouhan speaking on the completion of 3 years of government of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, said that several important records have been set in these three years and people are experiencing new energy. Referring to Narmada Seva Yatra, Shri Chouhan mentioned that he is amazed to see the self spirited cooperation and participation of people in Narmada Parikrama and he believe that concept of 12 issues raised by the Narmada Mission will be achieved. About 6 crore saplings will be planted with peoples’ cooperation and participation on both the banks of Narmada river on July 2, 2017. Shri Chouhan also expected to experience themselves by participating in this plantation programme. CM Shri Chouhan also saw a directory related to Madhyalok and gave suggestions after inspecting the complete building. Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra, Residential Commissioner of Madhya Pradesh Bhavan Delhi and Mumbai Shri Ashish Shrivastava and Senior Officers of M.P. State Government –Mumbai were present on the occasion.


aa Minister Shri Gupta Heard Patients’ Grievances in Katju and J.P. Hospital
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 May, 2017

Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Umashankar Gupta heard grievances of patients in Katju and J.P. Hospitals on Monday morning. Shri Gupta mentioned that he will hold meeting with the Minister for Health and Family Welfare for rederessal of the grievances. Moreover, Shri Gupta directed the officials to initiate an action to levy parking charges as per the rate fixed by the municipal corporation in J.P. Hospital. Complaints towards parking charges charged more than the fixed rate were made by the patients. Shri Gupta also instructed for repair of electricity arrangements in Katju hospital.


aa Revenue Minister Performs Bhoomi Poojan for Nullah in Saraswati Nagar
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 May, 2017

Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Umashankar Gupta perfomed bhoomi poojan for repair of a nullah near Pipleshwar temple located in Saraswati nagar. He directed the officials to get the work complete within time limit. Local Representatives were present on the occasion.


aa Pvt. Universities Not Authorised to Run “Off Campus” or “Study Centre”
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 May, 2017

Private universities established in Madhya Pradesh have no legal rights to run ‘Off Campus’ or ‘Study Center’ outside the main campus. No permission of any kind has been given to the private universities by the Higher Education department of the state government. Normally the month of June-July is the period for getting admissions in the colleges. Therefore, it was clarified to all the students and parents that if any study center and training center shows affiliation with any private university established in the state then it should be considered illegal. Do not come under their deception and inform higher education department in this regard. Necessary action as per the rules will be taken against the private universities related to the department. The Higher Education department to improve the quality, reach and equality has set up 24 private universities under the Madhya Pradesh Private Universities Act -2007. All the private universities are unitary and self financed as per the provisions of the Act.


aa Number of Govt. Colleges Increases for Getting Evaluation from NAAC
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 May, 2017

Two and half fold increase has been registered in the numbers of the government colleges for getting evaluation from NAAC in this academic session. Directives for evaluation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) were issued to all the colleges in the academic session 2016-17 by the Higher Education Department. In the year 2015-16, a total of 16 colleges were evaluated by the NAAC, now the number has gone up to 40 colleges. During the last academic session, 2 colleges were accredited with ‘A’ grade and 10 colleges were accredited with ‘B’ grade. In the current year ‘A’ grade to 10 colleges and ‘B’ grade to 26 colleges have been given by NAAC whereas ‘C’ grade was given to the remaining 4 colleges. It may be mentioned that evaluation of all the colleges entitled for evaluation from NAAC will be carried out in the new academic session to enable them to provide quality education to the students. The Higher Education department is making constant efforts for quality education in all the government colleges. It is clear from the accreditation from the National Agency that efforts of the Higher Education department are bearing fruits.


aa Online Application Training Under IFMIS for Transfer on May 29
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 May, 2017

Training as regard to procedure for online application under IFMIS will be imparted by the Commissioner Treasury and Accounts at Academy of Administration at 11.00 a.m. on May 29. All the Additional Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries/Secretaries have been informed to direct maximum 3 members of the nominated team from the departments under them to attend the training programme.


aa Officers-Employees Participation Made Mandatory
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 May, 2017

All the officers-employees from top to bottom level of all the government departments will take part mandatorily in 6 crore sapling plantation activity to be held on both the banks of Narmada river and its basin area on July 2. The officers-employees of different departments who will be assigned responsibility of witness and steward at plantation site as per the fixed criteria of Guinness Book of World Record would also be able to undertake plantation . Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh has issued directives in this regard to Divisional Commissioners of Indore, Jabalpur, Bhopal and Shahdol besides Collectors of Indore, Khandwa, Badwani, Khargone, Dhar, Alirajpur, Seoni, Narsinghpur, Anuppur, Dewas, Dindori, Mandla, Jabalpur, Katni, Balaghat, Damoh, Harda, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Betul, Chhindwara and Sehore. It was mentioned in the directives that outline of action plan and information should be forwarded in a set format to the Additional Chief Secretary Planning, Economics and Statistics till May 29. CS Shri Singh mentioned that the concerned officers should prepare an outline in advance to fix the places for officers-employees of various departments for plantation. Efforts should be made to keep the place of plantation near their work places. Moreover, officers were told to ensure transport arrangements for officers-employees to reach plantation site. Public Representatives will Also Undertake Plantation Participation of Ministers, MPS, MLAs, Public Representatives, all the voluntary organizations at village level, Mahila Mandal and Common Men will be ensured at large scale.


aa Inform Each and Every Person About Plantation Programme
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 May, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj singh Chouhan said that each and every person should be apprised of the plantation programme to be held in July. He told members of the Jan Abhiyan Parishad that registration activity for volunteers should be carried out at campaign level. Shri Chouhan was addressing the meeting of District/Division Coordinators and Task Managers of Jan Abhiyan Parishad at the state office of Parishad today. Minister for Planning, Economics and Statistics Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar and Chairman Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey were also present in the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that registration work for plantation should be carried out on war footing. Efforts in a planned manner should be made to publicise it at wide level. Coordination should be established with the concerned government departments. Peoples’ participation will make the programme successful. Shri Chouhan said that a campaign to link people with plantation programme will be conducted from Environment Day i.e. June 5. Before this, all the necessary arrangements and work to coordinate and contact religious, social organizations, persons and public representatives should be undetaken. Appreciating the commitment, hard work and devotion, Shri Chouhan mentioned that Parishad has established its different image in the country. He further mentioned that it is necessary to maintain an atmosphere of public awareness after the Seva Yatra. Activeness of members of Narmada Seva Committees should be continued in maintenance of ghats, sanitation besides poojan related activities. He laid emphasis on forming new prasfootan committees and to expand their activeness. Informing about the metal collection campaign for the statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya, Shri Chouhan said that the main aim of the campaign is to spread the philosophy of Adi Guru among the people. He expected cooperation in order to prepare an action plan coordinating with Acharya Sabha. Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey informed about the activities and necessities of the campaign. Vote of thanks was proposed by Vice President Shri Raghvendra Gautam.


aa Metal Collection Campaign for Adiguru Statue from August 26
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 May, 2017

Metal collection campaign for the massive statue of Adiguru Shankaracharya will begin from August 26 on Rishi Panchami. Collection Yatras will begin from Adiguru smriti sthals of Madhya Pradesh. All the Yatras will culminate at Omkareshwar. This unanimous decision was taken today at a Vimarsh Sabha of seers in the presence of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Vimarsh Sabha was organized at the Tribal Museum community hall. Swami Prabodhanand Saraswati, Swami Vishnudutt Ji Bourasi, Swami Raghavendradutt Ji Maharaj of Chinmayanand Mission, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh and Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa was also present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that state government is making efforts to reach out Adiguru Shankaracharya darshan to the masses and to inspire people to follow his path by setting up his huge statue. Adiguru Shankaracharya has done the work of uniting India culturally. Adiguru connected the country from all four directions in such a manner that the country cannot break up or scatter. He said that the country is indebted to Adiguru for its form today. He said that Adiguru Shankarachaya’s darshan will give a feeling of peace to the humanity soaked in the fire of materialism. Adiguru gave human beings a feeling of perfection. If everyone accepts that there is the same chetna in all, all enmity, hatred will end. All conflict and upheavals will end. The whole world will become one family. The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to the Acharya Sabha for acceptance of the responsibility of the campaign by the seers. He said that the campaign will be such an amazing event in the hands of the seers community that it will fill the entire state with creativity and spirituality. He informed the seers about the programme in which 6 crore saplings will be planted on coming July 2 and invited them in it. He told them that development, construction works and environment protection is government’s responsibility. State government is working with this feeling. Rivers in the state will not be exploited for sand anymore. After adequate discussion, arrangement for scientific mining will be made. The mining model will be changed after bidding. Mining will be done by women and youth self-help groups through human labour. Government will control sale of sand. The profit from sand trade which until now was going to a few coffers will now reach the poor man’s hut. He said that state is leading in the implementation of Prime Minister’s programmes. First two clean cities of the country are from the state . Out of total 100 clean cities of the country, 22 are from Madhya Pradesh. The state is moving ahead of Punjab, Haryana in filling up food storages in the country. Good work is being done in rural development. Mahamandeleshwar Jagadguru Swami Avdheshanand Giri said that Adiguru has spoken about Atma not Dehdharma. It is the soil of Madhya Pradesh that has turned boy Shankar into Adiguru Shankaracharya. He said that Omkareshwar should become the centre of Vedic education. Workshops and Lecture series should be organized here. Arrangements to teach Mathanamayaha and Vyavasthayen should be made. He said that Neer se hi Narayan hai (Where there is Water, there is God). No campaign or venture like Narmada Seva Yatra has been initiated for the last 100 years for river conservation. He said that other states should also follow the initiative of the state government. The state’s spiritual vibes, energy and vigour should be for the welfare of the whole country. Acharya Sabha coordinator Swami Parmanand Saraswati said that Adiguru has done the work of bringing religious culture and spiritualism to the fore. In accordance with this Omkareshwar should be accorded a new identity. It should become a centre of research based knowledge which can remove the myths of Hinduism. Save religion. Acharya Sabha is eveready to develop organized Hindu Chetna. Swami Hariharanand said that he is overwhelmed with the efforts of the state government to revive Indian culture. Narmada Seva Yatra is an exemplary effort of the fulfillment of satya-kartavya. Swami Akhileshwaranand stressed on the need to coordinate the organizational structure at the district, division and state level for implementation of the campaign. He said that a guidance team be formed at the state level. Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava informed about the project. The campaign is a public movement of cultural unity. He said that the construction of Adiguru Shankaracharya’s statue with public participation is a unique work of its kind in the world. No such statue of any philosopher has ever been constructed with public support in the world. He said that memories of Adiguru Shankaracharya is associated to the state. Public awareness yatras will be started at these places under the campaign. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and the guests dedicated the CD of the campaign song and Chaturmath game during the Vimarsh. Dr. Sanjay Dwivedi sang Adiguru’s creation Gurupadashtam. There was a group performance of the campaign song written by Mahesh Shrivastava.


aa New India emerging under global leadership of Modiji-Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 May, 2017

Today is a day of pride for us. Today we have completed three successful years under the leadership of our country’s Prime Minister Respectable Shri Narendra Modi Ji. I am calling this day - a day of pride because three years back from today when the public had entrusted the country’s leadership in the hands of Narendra Modi Ji, there were many dreams in the eyes of the people. Today the government is moving ahead to make those dreams come true. Modi Ji has displayed much more by fulfilling the faith people had shown in him. For the first time the country has got such a Prime Minister who is turning our diversities that were once considered our weakness, into our strength. On this occasion I heartily congratulate honourable Shri Narendra Modi Ji. Shri Narendra Modi Ji has built a prosperous and strong India through his honest, farsighted, courageous and several times revolutionary decisions in these three years. With his effort, a reliable ‘Brand India’ has been established in the world. India has emerged as a power in the world. Modi government has formed an image of a reliable and strong government. Modi government had taken the reigns of the country with the feeling of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ and today the government has made better schemes for empowerment of all categories in the country and also successfully implemented it. Today in a short span of three years Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji has successfully acquired a status for India as the world’s fastest growing and third largest economy. All economic agencies of the world are surprised at India’s development. IMF has estimated India’s economic development rate for this financial year as 7.2 per cent and 7.7 per cent or more in the coming years. World Bank has also said that India’s development rate can be between 7.6 and 7.8 per cent. India has also jumped 16 places in the Global Competitiveness Index issued by the World Economic Forum. According to Brand Finance India is the world’s seventh most valued nation. India has achieved a significant rise of 32 per cent in Nation Brand Value. While the brand value of China, Germany and Canada has been negative, India is far ahead in growth. There is a decline in inflation rate based on Wholesale Price Index. In the Global FDI Confidence Index, India has reached such a good situation that investors have said that India’s image is progressive and worth showing faith. International economic agency NOMURA has also said that this year has begun with the strengthening of domestic Rupee as per other emerging markets. Shri Narendra Modi Ji has established India as a country that provides international leadership at the international level. This month that is in May 2017 India has gifted its neighbouring countries by launching South Asia Satellite ‘GSAT-9’ for SAARC countries. Through this gift, Modi Ji has expressed his feeling of ‘Sabka Saath – Sabka Vikas’ at the international level. This will facilitate participant countries with a safe hotline which will be helpful in managing calamities like earthquake, floods, cyclone and Tsunami. Indians residing in foreign countries today take pride in being an Indian. Shri Narendra Modi Ji has helped Indians staying in any country in the world in times of need. It is the result of his efforts that 1100 Indians staying in Ukraine, 3750 from Libya, 6710 from Yemen, 7200 from Iraq and 163 from South Asian Sudan have been rescued and brought safely to India. Modi government has undertaken welfare works for every category, poor, farmers, labourers, women, children, youth and disabled of India in these three years and it is impossible to express this in words. A detailed scheme of skill development has been prepared which will encourage the talents of our youth. Madhya Pradesh is playing a key role in shaping the dream of ‘Ék Bharat-Shreshta Bharat’. We are putting in our best efforts to fulfil the resolve taken by the Prime Minister to double the income of farmers. I congratulate honourable Shri Modi Ji for his successful tenure of three years and wish him the best for the future to come. I assure him that we are with him in his thoughts and programmes. We hope that in the near future honourable Modi Ji will be successful in establishing India as an all powerful global power. This will be our New India.


aa Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicates tree plantation website
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 May, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Narmada Seva Yatra is a Mahabhiyan to protect human existence in the world. He said that an arrangement would be made for sand mining by scientific method from the rivers in the state. The state’s mining policy would also be changed. Arrangement would be made to keep the price of sand under control. Shri Chouhan was addressing a programme during the launching of the registration website for people’s participation in the tree plantation in the Narmada Seva Mission. Shri Chouhan dedicated the website and administered the oath to those present on the occasion for tree plantation amidst slogans of Narmada Maiyya. Those persons interested in joining the campaign may get themselves registered on the website. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that balance is must between environment and development. For construction, existence of both sand and rivers is essential. Arrangement would be made to restrict the quantity of mining for silt from rivers only to the required quantity. Sand mining through machines has been totally stopped. Mineral Corporation will now control the mining besides fixing its rate and making sand available at reasonable rates to construct houses for the poor. System of sand mining through contract will be changed. The mining work will be done through labourers. Women and youth self-help groups will carry out the mining work and will be given the profit from sand marketing in the form of bonus by the Mining Corporation. With this the money that earlier went into the pockets of a few contractors will now go to the families of lakhs of poor labourers. He said that massive tree plantation will be undertaken every year under the Narmada Seva Mission. Tree plantation will be undertaken in the entire Catchment Area and the Narmada bank on coming July 2. Forest species plants will be planted in Forest and Revenue land and fruit-bearing saplings would be planted on private land. All essential efforts would be made to maintain the trees. Along with this treatment plants would be installed to take the human waste in the opposite direction of Narmada. It would be recycled and released into fields and plantations. Religious heads have even changed the pujan-vidhi. Kund are being prepared for immersing of pujan samagri. Bio farming will be increased. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Narmada Seva Abhiyan will be implemented on other rivers also. This will be expanded in other areas of environment. He said that the campaign is for the people and they would continue to move ahead. Government will extend all the support in the campaign. He said that all should come forward to give ahuti in the mahayagya of river and environment conservation. The Chief Minister urged to create awareness and ensure a huge fair of enthusiasts who would join the July 2 massive tree plantation programme so that the country and the world is spellbound. He said that Narmada Seva Mission is a campaign to save the earth. If the speed with which temperature of the Earth is rising is not controlled and if the tampering with nature is not stopped for materialistic needs, it would be like digging the grave for the future generation. Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar said that Narmada Seva Abhiyan has got massive public support because of which it has become the world’s biggest river conservation campaign. He said that Narmada Seva Yatra is a campaign to ensure incessant flow of the water of the Narmada and to maintain the river’s priority. The scientific work of ensuring the incessant flow would be undertaken on July 2 through tree plantation. About 6 crore saplings have been arranged for the plantation. Forest Department has arranged forest trees species and the Horticulture department has made fruit-bearing saplings available at the government and non-government nurseries. The digging work for the plantation will begin in June. All essential work related to protection of trees will be completed. Fencing would be done for protection from animals and choukidars will be deployed. This campaign will create a record of tree plantation in the world. Jan Abhiyan Parishad Vice Chairman Shri Raghavendra Gautam said that the plantation of 6 crore saplings by people on July 2 will help lay a green cover on Maa Narmada. Vice Chairman Shri Pradeep Pandey proposed the vote of thanks. Those who attended the launching program of the website included, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, State Mineral Corporation Chairman Shri Shiv Choubey, MP Shri Bhagirath Prasad, Musician Sushri Durga Jasraj, Dr. Shankar Patidar from Gayatri parivar, Shri P.S. Rajput from Sagar Group, Shri Amit Upadhaya from LNCT, Shri Yogiraj Singh from RKDF, Narmada Seva Samities, Krishi Snatak Sangh, NCC, NSS, Scout and Guide, representatives and members.


aa Global Skill Summit in Bhopal on June 1
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 May, 2017

Global Skill and Employment Summit – 2017 will be organized in Bhopal on coming June 1. The Summit will comprise six seminars focused on skill development and employment. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the preparations of the summit at the Mantralaya. Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajeev Pratap Rudy and representatives of the business world would be present. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the summit is significant from the point of view of the creation of new opportunities of employment. Complete all preparations of this significant event within time limit. There will be 437 Intention to employ in the summit through which 3 lakh 17 thousand 451jobs will be created. There will be 214 Intention to Skill through which the skills of 2 lakh 22 thousand and 816 persons skill will be enhanced. It was told during the meeting that the topics of the seminars to be organized in the manufacturing sector during the summit include skill development and employment opportunities, job-oriented higher education, self-employment opportunities, opportunities and challenges of recruitment of skilled manpower, opportunities for skill development and employment in tourism sector and skill enhancement and employment for women. Various MoUs will be signed for skill development during the summit. Apart from 1500 representatives others who would be taking part in the summit include Principal Advisor of Kaushal Vikas Kshetra, Directors of educational institutions, representatives of Banking Sector, Niyojankarta agencies and main NGOs working for youth empowerment. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed the implementation of investment proposals made in the Global Investors Summit – 2016 during the meeting. He instructed that the proposals be regularly monitored. He instructed that efforts should be made to make the state best in Ease of Doing Business sector. It was told that preparations were being made to make 30 services related to various departments under Single Window System through Invest Portal available. Rajya Rozgar Nirman Board Chairman Shri Hemant Deshmukh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretaries to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri S.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industry Shri Mohammed Suleiman and senior officers of related departments were present at the meeting.


aa 3 Irrigation Projects Worth Over Rs. 4 Thousand Crore Sanctioned
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 May, 2017

Cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave an administrative sanction to 3 irrigation projects of the state. The projects being constructed with an amount of over Rs. 4 thousand 17 crore will facilitate irrigation on more than One lakh hectare land and will provide potable water to 12 lakh population of 819 villages. The cabinet has given a revised administrative sanction of Rs. 3735.90 crore for Bina irrigation and Multi-purpose project. The 90 thousand hectare land of 296 villages of Khurai, Malthone and Bina Tahsil of Sagar district will be benefitted by the Rabi irrigation. Moreover, the potable water to 12 lakh population of 819 villages of Rahatgarh, Jaisinagar, Malthone, Bina, Khurai and Kurwai of Sagar district will be provided from this project. The cabinet has given an administrative sanction of Rs. 165.08 crore for Anwalia Medium Irrigation Project. The project will facilitate Rabi irrigation on 5 thousand hectare area of 21 villages of Khandwa district. Similarly, an administrative sanction of Rs. 116.78 crore has been given by the cabinet for Hirwar Micro Irrigation Project. The project will facilitate Rabi irrigation on 7 thousand hectare area of 49 villages of Byohari tahsil of Shahdol district and will facilitate Kharif Irrigation on 3100 hectare area. Furthermore the cabinet has decided to change the name of Adim Jati Kalyan Vibhag to Janjati Karya Vibhag. The cabinet while re-fixing the salaries of 94 employees of Narmada Valley Development department has given sanction for payment with arrears. The cabinet has taken a decision for creation of 6 posts for Examination Cell of High Court –Jabalpur and 17 posts of various cadre for Madhya Pradesh State Judicial Academy-Jabalpur. The cabinet has given approval for amendment in Madhya Pradesh Police Karmchari Varg-Asadharan Pariwar Pension Niyam 1965. This will help providing benefit of dearness allowance sanctioned for government employees from time to time to the families of martyr police employees in the same ratio. As a result, there will be a constant increase in the economic facility being provided to such families payable at present. Moreover, the cabinet has decided to give additional allowance on being given additional charge to the government employees. Additional allowance at the rate of Rs. 500 and Rs. 300 per month will be given to grade 3 and 4 employees of field offices respectively on being given additional charge on sanctioned vacant post in nearby areas.


aa 6 crores Saplings to be Planted in Narmada Basin on July 2
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 May, 2017

In compliance to the announcement of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan during Narmada Seva Yatra, a large plantation programme will be organized on July 2. Under the programme , 6 crore saplings will be planted in districts of Narmada Basin. CM Shri Chouhan will launch a website on May 24 at 10.00 a.m. at CM House for registration in plantation programme to be held with public participation. Interested persons can get themselves registered at the website prepared by Jan Abhiyan Parishad for the plantation programme to be held on July 2. Saplings of fruit bearing and umbrageous plants will be planted on both the banks of river Narmada and its basin area.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Extends Best Wishes to Handicapped Swimmer Shri Lohia
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 May, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan extended greetings to Vikram Award Winner handicapped swimmer Shri Satyendra Singh Lohia to swim English Channel successfully. Shri Lohia met CM Shri Chouhan at his residence and expressed gratitude towards Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for providing Rs. 2 lakh for his Britain tour. Shri Lohia apprised CM Shri Chouhan that he is leaving for Britain on June 3 on invitation from Channel Association. He has been given time from June 8 to July 30 to swim the English Channel. He further informed that he will be the first handicapped swimmer with 75 percent disability of the state and the country to swim the English Channel.


aa Marriage ‘Mahakumbh’ of 2400 Poor Girls is Amazing and Inspirational
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 May, 2017

CM Shri Chouhan at Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Ceremony in Singrauli Sand Mining From Machines Banned in All Rivers- Chief Minister

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a Mahakumbh was held on the occasion of completion of ‘Namami Devi Narmade’ Seva Yatra at Amarkantak on May 15. Marriage Mahakumbh of 2400 daughters is held at Singrauli today. Both the Mahakumbhs were grand, pious and amazing. Every person should make collective efforts to organize such programmes taking inspiration from this marriage mahakumbh for happy life of poor daughters. This large marriage programme under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Yojana has set a record in Madhya Pradesh, he added. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the large marriage ceremony programme under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Yojana held at Baidhan Nagar of Singrauli district. Also, 200 nikahs were performed on the occasion. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had also participated in the Mahakumbh held at Amarkantak on May 15. The Prime Minister had expressed happiness over the fulfillment of ‘Namami Devi Narmade’ seva yatra’s objectives and peoples’ cooperation. Moreover, the Prime Minister said that the yatra has taken a form of large public movement to make Narmada river incessant and to make it pollution free. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state government has decided that every river of the state will be conserved and protected. Hence, sand mining will not be allowed in the rivers with machines. Complete ban will be imposed on mining through machines. No sand mining will be allowed from Narmada river at any place. This movement will be continued in different forms. Sand from Narmada river could be obtained in quantity which will not cause damage to the river’s environment. How much sand is to be mined will be decided on the basis of scientific advices and the decision will be taken by a committee under the Chairmanship of Industries Minister. Action will be taken if sand is mined from the rivers against the decision of the state government. Dumpers, machines engaged in mining will be confiscated, he added. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that credit of success of this girls’ marriage mahakumbh goes to administration, public representatives, community and public cooperation. I am pleased. Earlier a record of 1100 girls’ marriage was set by Badwani district. This group marriage of 2400 girls is inspirational. Such a grand and amazing programme on the occasion of marriage of poor girls filled bride and grooms besides their families with joy. Shri Chouhan informed that villagers had demanded help from the government for marriage of poor girls during his visit to a village when he was a Member of Legislative Assembly. There was no such scheme that time. In such circumstances he himself got the girl married in the year 1991. She touched my feet. After that I took resolution that I will perform the marriages of the poor girls. This kept on continued till I become Member of Parliament. I used to spent sum from my MP’s allowances for poor girls’ marriages. Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana was launched in the year 2006 after he became Chief Minister of the state in the year 2005. Furthermore, CM Shri Chouhan said that when Mama (Maternal Uncle) is concerned about the marriage of the daughters then let the girls come in the world. Save Girl Child and consider son and daughter equal. The state government has implemented Ladli Laxmi Yojana, uniforms, text books, cycle distribution and has made rule for 50 percent reservation for women in election of local bodies besides 50 percent reservation on posts of teachers. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that the state government has reserved 33 percent posts in police department besides all other departments except forest department. CM Shri Chouhan stated that Rs. 17 thousand has been deposited by the state government in the banks accounts of girls under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah yojana. Household items worth Rs. 5 thousand and Rs. 3 thousand is being given for smart phone. Also domestic gas connection is being given to each girl under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana. He blessed all the newly wedded couples for their happy married life. Shri Chouhan mentioned that Almighty exists where there is respect for mother and daughter. He told that he visited a tribal family’s house during his Betul tour a few days ago. He did not allow girl to wash his feet and he himself washed her feet and applied pious water to his forehead. He mentioned that we all have to respect daughters. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan stated that birth centenary year of Pt. Deendayal Upadhayay will be observed as Gharib Kalyan Varsh. Mentioning about the welfare and development schemes for poor, Shri Chouhan said that land will be given to poor who have no land for construction of houses. While referring to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Shri Chouhan mentioned that houses will be provided to all the poor in the state till 2022. A total of 13 thousand 770 houses are being constructed this year in Singrauli district under this scheme. Shri Chouhan said that the state government has decided that fee of poor students for higher education in medical, engineering and other trades will be borne by the state government provided they secure over 75 percent marks in class 12th examination. A provision of Rs. One thousand crore has been made by the state government in this regard. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that he has made the Singrauli a district. Government is making effort to develop Singrauli like Singapore. Basic facilities are being developed. Amount has been sanctioned for sewage system. Airport will be constructed in Singrauli. An amount of Rs. 90 crore has been approved for road construction in rural area. Singrauli is a power capital of India, he added. Shri Chouhan mentioned that all the necessary requirement of schools and ashrams will be fulfilled. Demand for College will be fulfilled. Schools will be upgraded as per the rules. Morva nagar will not be abandon for the sake of coal mining. Discussions with Government of India will be held in this regard. CM Shri Chouhan presented a cheque of Rs. 25 thousand from the CM discretionary fund to the girls who recited songs on the occasion of group marriage programme. Afterwards Shri Chouhan blessed the newly wedded couples and presented gifts to them.


aa Effective initiative of e-governance, ‘Pragati’ online
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 May, 2017

CM Shri Chouhan reviews 10 big under construction projects.

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the updated situation of 10 big ongoing projects through video conference in the ‘Pragati’ online programme. The Chief Minister gathered information about the works being undertaken project wise by the Public Works, Water Resources, Technical Education, Medical Education, Public Health Engineering, Commerce, Industry and Employment, Public Health and Family Welfare and Revenue Department. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the projects should be completed within the time limit and they should be monitored regularly. Provision of punishment to agencies over any kind of delay has been made. Work affiliated with construction should also be made uniform. He instructed to get roads affected by water supply schemes repaired mandatorily before monsoons. He reviewed the over Rs 230 crore Mardanpur Rural Group Water Supply Scheme District Sehore of Public Health Engineering Department and the Rs 155 crore worth Udaipura Rural Group Water Supply Scheme Raisen district. He also took information about the under construction Engineering College worth Rs 20 crore at Naugaon, Chhatarpur of the Technical Education Department. He also took the updated information about the Medical College Khandwa worth more than Rs 175 crore under the Medical Education Department. The Chief Minister was told that the project will be completed by January 2018. In the review of the progress of 300-bedded hospital being constructed at a cost of over Rs 32 crore in Chhatarpur by the Public Health Engineering Department it was told that the construction work will be completed by the end of this month. It was told by the Urban Development and Housing Department that the construction work of the auditorium and Vice Chancellor’s residence at a cost of more than Rs 18 crore in Rewa would be completed within time limit under the Punarghatvikaran Yojana. About the massive Bansujara project Chief Minister was told that irrigation facilities would be made available to 186 villages under the over 1768 crore project. In the review of the Revenue Department’s e-land records it was told that the scheme has been implemented in 210 tehsils of 32 districts. Copies of application are being distributed. Total Rs 10 crore 41 lakh revenue has been generated. Nine out of total 17 modules have been completed; the remaining modules are estimated to be completed by June end. In Pragati online, the work of developing basic structure in 442 hectare area in Vikram Udyogpuri Limited Narwar, Ujjain by the Commerce, Industry and Employment Department is in progress. This work is estimated to be over by the end of year 2018. In this the target is to develop auto components. IT, Engineering services energy hub, medical hub and industrial training hub. It was told that the construction of Chambal Expressway will be started near Pali on National Highway no. 552 by the Public Works Department. More than 80 per cent government land out of nearly 2500 hectare land for the project is available.


aa CM Shri Chouhan takes part in wedding ceremony with disabled baraati kids
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 May, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today took part in a baraat with disabled children. The groom’s side invited 450 disabled children in the wedding ceremony. He extended best wishes for a happy married life to the newly-wed bride and groom. Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak and the relatives of the groom and bride were present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this is a significant and highly commendable social initiative to share a happy occasion like marriage with disabled children. The joy, apparent on the face of the disabled children taking part in the baraat increased the joy of the marriage ceremony. Shri Chouhan congratulated the bridegroom and bride taking such an initiative of sharing joyful moments of a family function with the disabled children.


aa Over 2 Lakh Consumers Linked to Samadhan Yojana in State
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 May, 2017

A total of 2 lakh 48 thousand 242 consumers have been linked to the Samadhan Yojana being implemented to benefit the consumers by the East, Central and West Power Distribution Companies of Madhya Pradesh. These low tension domestic connection consumers include 2 lakh 05 thousand 306 people living below poverty line and 7 thousand 587 consumers dwelling in slums of urban areas. The second category comprises of 35 thousand 349 consumers of normal low tension domestic connections. A sum of Rs. 102 crore 72 lakh and 79 thousand has been received from the consumers included in the scheme. As per the scheme's condition, an exemption of Rs. 57 crore 07 lakh and 47 thousand was provided to the consumers and a surcharge amount of Rs. 21 crore 13 lakh 01 thousand has been waived off. A total of 84 thousand 320 consumers of Jabalpur, Sagar and Rewa Area of West Region Power Distribution Company have availed benefit of this scheme. These consumers comprises 60 thousand 284 people living below poverty line and low tension domestic consumers dwelling in notified slums of urban areas. Moreover, 24 thousand 036 other low tension domestic consumers have been included in the scheme. Similarly, 19 thousand 886 consumers of Central Power Distribution Company have availed benefit of the schemes in Bhopal and Gwalior region. Under this 16 thousand 09 consumers living below poverty line and people dwelling in notified slums of urban areas. Beside this, there are other 3 thousand 877 low tension domestic consumers have been included in the scheme. Moreover, One lakh 44 thousand 036 consumers of West Region Power Distribution Company of Indore and Ujjain have derived benefit from the scheme, including One lakh 36 thousand 600 low tension domestic consumers living below poverty line and people dwelling in slums of urban areas. Also, other 7 thousand 436 low tension domestic consumers have been benefited under the scheme.


aa Memories Remain – Late Anil Madhav Dave - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 May, 2017

e-library begins at District Court Datia.

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today inaugurated an e-library, advocate meeting hall and photo copy room at District Court Datia. District and sessions Judge Smt. Meena Singh, ADJ Shri Hitendra Dwivedi, Shri D.K Shrivastava, CJM Shri Nisar Ahmed, other judges and advocates and members of Bar Council Madhya Pradesh were present at the District Bar Association programme. Chief guest Dr. Mishra dedicated all three new facilities at the District Court premises. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that advocates do the important work of getting justice for the citizens. So it is our responsibility to provide facilities to them. Construction of e-library, photocopy room and conference hall will facilitate the pleaders. District and Sessions Judge Smt. Meena Singh thanked the Public Relations Minister for his support in making facilities available for the advocates of the District Court. She said that the court’s advocates, their council and employees were doing a good job. Advocate Shri Dhoop Narayan Singh demanded support for implementing Protection Act for the guardians and Advocate Colony. Shri Jaiprakash Mishra also told the advocates to form a housing society for a Advocate Colony and make efforts for construction of a court building at Bhander and Sevda. Advocate Shri Jitendra Sharma said that Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra like other categories is serious about the welfare of the advocates. He said that library is very useful for advocates. Advocate Shri Prabal Pratap Singh said that Rs 50 thousand is given every year to the State Advocate Council. With this fund the library can be made even better. He lauded PR Minister Dr. Mishra for the various works being undertaken by him in Datia.


aa Memories Remain – Late Anil Madhav Dave - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 May, 2017

Sammelan is need of the hour and strong medium to choose life partner.

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today inaugurated the Agrawal Samaj Yuvak-Yuvati Parichay Sammelan by garlanding the statue of Maharaj Agrasen and lighting the lamp. Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra said that today the Yuvak-Yuvati Parichay Sammelan is the need of the hour and a strong medium of choosing one’s life partner. By organizing this programme, Agrawal Samaj has done a commendable job. He said that this Sammelan helps young men and women to choose life partners of their choice. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that state government also arranges marriage of poor girls under the Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana. So far 25 lakh marriages have taken place under the Yojana in the state. PR Minister Dr. Mishra approved the suggestion of Agrawal Samaj to develop Agrasen Park in Datia city and said action would soon be taken in this regard. MLA Shri Pradeep Agrawal, Textbook Corporation Vice Chairman Shri Avdhesh Nayak were present on the occasion.


aa Memories Remain – Late Anil Madhav Dave - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 May, 2017

Prajapati Samaj community hall to be constructed.

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra blessed newly-wed couples of Prajapati Samaj at a mass marriage ceremony in Datia. He said that community hall would be constructed for Prajapati Samaj in Datia for which he would sanction Rs 5 lakh. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that I wish all girls who got married in the mass marriage ceremony today a happy life ahead. He assured to be always available to assist them in times of need. Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra said that Prajapati Samaj is a progressive samaj and I wish they make progress. Through such programmes sentiments of social unity is strengthened. Office-bearers of the committee welcomed the PR Minister with garlands. Shri Ramesh Prajapati, people’s representatives and elite citizens were present during the programme.


aa Memories Remain – Late Anil Madhav Dave - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 May, 2017

It is hard to believe that Anil Dave Ji is no more with us. An amazing personality, a river conservator, environmentalist, creative thinker and an able administrator. Anil Ji was a creative writer. He had a highly imaginative mind. He has written several books. He was an exceptional strategist. He dedicated his entire life to the service of the country. As a Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh campaigner, he dedicated his entire life to the service of the society and the country..

Whatever responsibility he got, Anil Ji fulfilled it. As per the Sangh’s plan, he was the campaigner for Bhopal division and I was his Swayam- Sevak. He would take care of everyone. I remember when I met with an accident, he ensured that I got my operation done by Dr. Dholkiya in Mumbai. He would always take care of his workers and would always be busy in work. He was a skillful strategist. It would be no exaggeration to say that it was due to his skillful strategy that we won the Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha elections in the year 2003, 2008 and 2013. His contribution in the victory was noteworthy. Though always busy in work and an ardent devotee of Maa Narmada, still whenever he got time he would reach the banks of Narmada. He was a pilot. He performed Narmada Parikrama on a small plane and then also passed on in a raft. He had also taken choupal meetings on Narmada conservation. He would organize Narmada Mahotsav in every two years at Bandrabhan. I would also take part in it. When I had told him about the idea of “Namami Devi Narmade” – Seva Yatra he was very happy. It was my earnest desire that he should attend Narmada Seva Yatra and he did attend on May 9. He even took part in the Nadi, Jal and Paryavaran Sanrakshan programme held on May 8 in Bhopal. I spoke to him day before last. I told him that the Amarkantak programme was a success. I told him about the future planning and that we would jointly carry out the work. In a short span as the Environment and Forest Minister he displayed great skill and administrative dexterity despite his ill health. Born and brought up in Indian culture, Anil Ji is no longer in our midst, it is hard to believe..


aa PR Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra cancels all programmes
Bhopal:MMNN: May 18 May, 2017

As soon as Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra received the news of the untimely death of Union Minister of State Shri Anil Madhav Dave, he cancelled all his programmes including the beneficiary meet. Dr. Mishra left for Jabalpur. Dr. Mishra and other people’s representatives paid tributes to Late Shri Dave at Mandla. Minister Dr. Mishra will take part in the funeral of Late Union Minister of State Shri Dave on Friday morning.ll and administrative dexterity despite his ill health. Born and brought up in Indian culture, Anil Ji is no longer in our midst, it is hard to believe..


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra expresses sorrow over Union MoS Shri Dave’s demise
Bhopal:MMNN: May 18 May, 2017

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra has expressed grief over the demise of Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Anil Madhav Dave. Minister Dr. Mishra said that Shri Dave played active role by connecting with social concerns in public life.

He was inclined towards the study and research at the principal and behavioural level in the field of environment. With his untimely demise, people from the environment sector along with people from various categories expressed deep sorrow. Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra prayed to God to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to his family members to bear his loss..


 

aa Chief Minister Shri Chouhan meets Union Urban Development Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu
Bhopal:MMNN: May 17 May, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met Union Urban Development Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu in his office. Shri Chouhan invited Shri Naidu for Indore visit on June 5 Environment Day. Indore and Bhopal have been awarded with first and second prize in the clean survey held recently. Residents of Indore will be awarded on Environment Day alongwith plantation. Shri Naidu has accepted the invitation of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.

Shri Chouhan informed the union minister that DPR for metro rail project in Indore and Bhopal has been given and consent is awaited. Shri Chouhan requested that it should be approved soon. Twenty percent amount of total cost of the project will be borne by the state. Next 20 percent share will be of the centre and remaining amount will be collected through loans. Shri Chouhan demanded land from the union government for construction of one more Madhya Pradesh Bhawan in national capital Delhi. He said that present Madhya Pradesh Bhawan is small and there is need to construct additional rest house.


 

eng CM Shri Chouhan meets Union Finance and Defence Minister Shri Jaitley
Bhopal:MMNN: May 17 May, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Finance and Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley at New Delhi. Shri Chouhan made a demand for opening of two Sainik Schools in the Chambal Division to Defence Minister Shri Jaitley. Shri Chouhan said that while the opening of Sainik Schools in this region will remove regional inequality, it will also remove the lack of representation of Madhya Pradesh in the Armed Forces officer cadre.

Shri Jaitley congratulated Shri Chouhan for Indore and Bhopal acquiring the first and second position in the Cleanliness Survey. Shri Chouhan told the Finance Minister that the DPR of Metro Project has been deposited of both the cities and the foreign institution ADB and Investment Board has also been contacted for loan. Shri Chouhan urged for contacting both the institutions and getting the loan released at the earliest.

Shri Jaitley listened to both topics seriously and assured to take necessary action at the earliest.


 

eng CM Shri Chouhan picks garbage in Amarkantak, gives message of cleanliness
Bhopal:MMNN: May 16 May, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today gave a message of “Integrated Cleanliness” and set an example for others by cleaning filth in Amarkantak. Terming cleanliness must for the community, the Chief Minister said that every citizen should come forward to work committedly for cleanliness. He said that cleanliness should be included in one’s habit by every citizen and the community.

On seeing the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan cleaning the filth, people present there also started cleaning the place. The Chief Minister said that whenever any public programme takes place, people should always mandatorily clean the place after the programme. The cleanliness campaign was launched in the temple premises, Ramghat and the entire Amarkantak. Minister of State for Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (Independent Charge) Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak’s team, administrative officials and general public also extended their support.


eng Bhajan Sandhya at Ramghat in presence of CM Shri Chouhan and Sant Shri Avdheshanand
Bhopal:MMNN: May 16, 2017

A bhajan-sandhya was organized at Ramghat in Amarkantak on the completion of “Namami Devi Narmade” – Seva Yatra. Famous singer Smt. Anuradha Poudwal presented bhajans during the programme. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Mahamandleshwar Swami Avdheshanand Giri, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Sanjay Pathak, seers, people’s representatives and general public were present during the programme.


eng Narmada Seva Yatris to be honoured at CM House on May 31
Bhopal:MMNN: May 16, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Yatris continuously joining the 148-day old “Namami Devi Narmade” – Seva Yatra that began on December 11, 2016 from Amarkantak would be honoured on May 31 at the CM House, Bhopal. Shri Chouhan expressed gratitude to the seers, Seva Yatris and Jan-Abhiyan Parishad on the success of the Seva Yatra at Amarkantak.

Chief Minister along with his wife installed the holy Seva Yatra dhwaj at Ramghat of Amarkantak on the completion of Seva Yatra. Shri Chouhan also unveiled the inauguration Smriti-Patal and completion Smriti-Patal of the Seva Yatra. He said that the Yatris and Parikramavasis of the 5-month long Yatra have become a family. The work of Seva Yatra will continue till the last breath. Shri Chouhan said that the holy dhwaj has become supernatural with the touch of lakhs of people and the people’s penance. This dhwaj will inspire people for years to come. He said that the permanent Yatris of Narmada Seva Yatra will be included in Narmada Seva Mission. Special programme will be organized at Amarkantak on Narmada Jayanti.

 


eng PM Shri Narendra Modi welcomed at Dumna Airport by CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: May 15, 2017

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi arrived at Dumna Airport Jabalpur at 12.25 in the afternoon to proceed to Amarkantak for the completion of “Namami Devi Narmade” – Seva Yatra. Prime Minister Shri Modi was accompanied by Union Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed the Prime Minister with a bouquet. Prime Minister reached Dumna Airport in an Indian Air Force special plane. From here the Prime Minister, Chief Minister and Rural Development and Panchayat Minister left for Amarkantak in a helicopter.

Minister of State for Health Shri Sharad Jain, MP Shri Rakesh Singh, Mayor Dr. Swati Sadanand Godbole, former MP Smt. Jaishree Banerji and Chief Secretary Shri B. P. Singh also welcomed the Prime Minister at the airport.


eng C.M. SHRI CHOUHAN PRESENTS ACTION PLAN OF NARMADA SEVA MISSION
Bhopal:MMNN: May 15, 2017

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan handed over a copy of an action plan of the Narmada Seva Mission for continuous flow of Narmada at Amarkantak today on the occasion of launching of the Mission and completion of 'Namami Devi Narmade'-Seva Yatra, which began from Amarkantak from December 11, 2016. The Action Plan would be implemented jointly by all the concerning departments.

Responsibilities and activities of each department have been fixed for maintaining continuous flow of Narmada. These departments include Forests, Panchayat and Rural development, Agriculture, Fisheries, Narmada Valley Development, Urban Development, Animal Husbandry, Gramodyog, Revenue, Mineral Development, Horticulture, Food Processing, Environment, New and Renewable Energy, Tourism, Science and Technology, Social Justice, Culture, Industries, Planning and Statistics, These departments will collectively build up action plans and implement them in close collaboration with each other.

The Department of Forests will soon start GIS mapping of Narmada. The Planning Department will spread Narmada Literacy and set up Narmada Knowledge Centres along the banks. The Department of Panchayat and Rural Development will ascertain the role of Panchayats in conservation of Narmada’s tributaries. It will also ensure that all the villages along the river become open defecation free. The Department of Agricutlrue will ensure that organic farming is taken up at 50 acre in every Gram Panchayat every year.

The Department of Narmada Valley Development will ensure that the ecology of the river and its flow are not upset by the dams constructed and proposed over it. The Department of Urban Development will help check the inflow of sewage water into Narmada and the New and Renewable Energy Department will encourage use of solar pump sets along Narmada River.

The department of culture will see that the seers and saints have coordination and dialogue with the society for making the river pollution–free. In order to check possible industrial pollution in tributaries of Narmada, suitable strategic plans will be designed by the department of Industries.


eng Change obtuse mentality towards Hindi
Bhopal:MMNN: April 18, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed the need to change the obtuse mentality towards Hindi. He called upon people to end the slave mentality of 'Knowledge of English is the symbol of excellence'. An environment that makes one feel proud to work in Hindi should be created. Shri Chouhan was addressing the first convocation ceremony of the Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya. At the convocation ceremony, 126 students were awarded the titles of Vidya Nidhi Snatakottar and Snatak Pratishtha. Besides, 156 students were given certificates, diploma and Post Graduate Diploma.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that personal language is the basis of all progress. The first Hindi University named after the country's great Hindi scholar has been established in the state. This is a matter of pride. He said that all the needs of the university will be fulfilled. Efforts to affiliate the Hindi University with Medical, Engineering and other universities will be made. He urged experts from all over the state and country for guidance and support to bring the Hindi University in the category of best university.
Shri Chouhan said that Indian knowledge, tradition and science is unique. When the civilization had not come into existence in the modern countries of the world, their residents would cover their bodies with leaves and barks of trees, at that time Indian rishi-munis were creating the sholakas of the Vedas. There were universities like Nalanda and Takshashila where learned people would come to study from all over the world. He said that only Bharatiya Gyandarshan which hopes for mutual harmony and global welfare, can show the path to peace to cure the society suffering from the fire of materialism. He said that the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Chaatra Protsahan Yojana has been implemented so that the shortfall of resources should not come in the way of development of talents. Under this Yojana, the government will bear the expenses of higher education of students in medical, engineering, science, arts and law fields. He said that children belonging to any caste, creed, religion or community without any discrimination will be benefitted under the yojana. Shri Chouhan said that the slogan "Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha" is only in India.
The Chief Minister awarded the "Atal Gold Medal" to Kumari Swechcha Mishra for having acquired the highest marks in all examinations in 2014-15 and 2015-16. He also awarded the "Late Shri Motilal Gangadevi Cheepa Gold Medal" to Shri Nityanand Tiwari.
The Chief Minister released the CD of development works in the University and souveneir Diksha, Atal Samvad, Bharatiya Gyan Parampara Pustak, Simhastha-2016 survey and Bhartiya Brahma Vigyan. He also awarded the first title of the University to Swami Govind Dev Giri for his contribution in Bhartiya Gyan Parampara.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma said that an effort has been made to re-establish culture through the university. He said that if Hindi ends, so will culture and if culture ends, the country cannot be saved.


Narmada Seva Inauguration on May 15 at Amarkantak amidst Prime Minister and Sants
Bhopal:MMNN: April 18, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a grand programme will be organized for the completion of Narmada Seva Yatra and the inauguration of Narmada Seva on May 15 at Amarkantak. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and sadhus will also take part in it. He said that an inscription will be written to preserve the memories of this historic yatra besides a tour gallery will also be made.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a meeting today for the preparations of the inauguration of Narmada Seva work. On the occasion he said that participation of Narmada Seva Samitis and villages along the banks of the Narmada will be ascertained. Narmada Seva work will be started with the blessings of sants.
The Chief Minister said that a massive tree plantation will be carried out on the banks of Narmada on July 2. A website will be made to ensure participation of all classes in which people will get registered. He said that the horticulture and forest will be nodal departments for planting of fruit-bearing saplings in the farmers' fields and tree plantation in forest land respectively.
Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar and different Corporation-Boards president and office-bearers, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri S.K. Mishra were also present.



Far-Reaching Results will be Obtained from Seva Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: April 17, 2017

"Namami Devi Narmade" seva yatra has become a large public movement. Intellectuals of National and International level beside personalities of different fields are taking part in the yatra. Seva yatra will fetch far reaching results. Minister for Health Shri Rustam Singh expressed these views in Jan-Samvad held during seva yatra at Jabalpur.
Minister Shri Singh mentioned that the yatra is such a unique campaign of the world which will fetch far reaching results. Agriculture fields are getting electricity, water and large population of the state is getting potable water from Narmada river. He further said that we should undertake such a work which should be remembered by the coming generations.
Chairman Gou-Sanvardhan Board Mahamandaleshwar Swami Akhileshwaranand stated that Narmada Seva yatra becoming a large public movement is affecting other areas also beyond the boundaries of the state. Krishnanand Maharaj said that rivers are like our mothers. He laid emphasis on plantation on the banks of rivers. Swami Raghavacharya mentioned that pureness and piousness of rivers are must to make India Jagat Guru. MLA Shri Ashok Rohani expressed gratitude towards the sants, sadhus and seva yatris. State Coordinator of Yatra Dr. Jitendra Jamdar and Vice President of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey were present on the occasion. Swami Krishnanand Maharaj informed regarding publication of 50 thousand copies of special issue on Narmada of Sadguru Times to be distributed free to the people. Minister Shri Rustam Singh and other guests performed Narmada Aarti.


Muslim Brothers Accord Grand Welcome to Narmada Seva Yatra at Jabalpur
Bhopal:MMNN: April 17, 2017

Narmada Seva Yatra started from Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University of Jabalpur city reached Sindhi Dharmshala on its 119th day covering Birsamunda Chowk, Raddi Chowk, Ghamapur, Belwas and Ghantaghar.
A grand welcome was accorded to the yatra by Astha Brahman Mahasabha, Maa Narmada Ramayan Mandal besides Muslims brothers of Shaheed Abdul Hameed Mandal.
Flowers were showered on flag and kalash of Narmada Yatra. Muslims brothers holding flag and keeping kalash on heads participated in the yatra. Also refreshment arrangements were made by the members of Muslim community for seva yatris.
Mohammad Saeed, Rasheed, Naseem, Shareef, Karimullah Ansari and other members of the community urged for full cooperation in plantation and to maintain cleanliness on the banks of River Narmada.



Work Plan to be made for Narmada Seva: Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: April 12, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reviewed preparations for Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's proposed Amarkantak Yatra on May 11 for Narmada Seva Yatra conclusion and Narmada Seva inaugural programme.
Shri Chouhan reviewed the essential preparations for the Prime Minister's arrival, departure, stage arrangement, cultural programme and participation of Narmada Sevaks. He fixed the responsibilities of different departments including Public Relations, Public Works, Urban Development, Jan Abhiyan Parishad, Narmada Valley Development etc. He issued instructions to prepare a future work plan for Narmada Seva inauguration for which a national workshop will be organised and experts' thoughts will be included.
Shri Chouhan issued instructions to ensure arrangements for drinking water for the Narmada Sevaks, well-wishers and yatris who will participate in the Narmada Seva inauguration. He discussed topics including participation of gram panchayats on the Narmada banks, invitations to special guests, honouring Narmada Seva Yatris etc. and issued necessary instructions.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julania, Additional Chief Secretary Forests Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary General Administration Smt. Seema Sharma, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal, Public Relations Commissioner Shri Anupam Rajan and Secretary Shri Vivek Agarwal were also present.


Mukundpur White Tiger Safari to be made world's best safari
Bhopal:MMNN: April 12, 2017

White Tiger is the pride of Vindhya. With the Mukundpur White Tiger Safari, the pride of Vindhya has returned. This Safari will be made the world's best Tiger Safari. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said this while touring round the Maharaja Martand Singh Judeo White Tiger Safari Mukundpur. He was accompanied by his wife Sadhna Singh, Commerce-Industry and Mineral Resources Minister Rajendra Shukla and his wife Sunita Shukla.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh government will leave no stone unturned in making the Mukundpur White Tiger Safari one of the best in the world. A high-level meeting has been called next week in Bhopal in which all decisions in this connection will be taken. Fund flow for the Safari and Zoo will be ensured at all levels. Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla said that the White Tiger Safari will be given shape as per the work plan and imagination.
Chief Minister enjoyed a tour round the Mukundpur White Tiger Safari and Zoo Rescue Centre with family. Talking about the history of White Tiger in Rewa, the Chief Minister said that the white tigers at various places are all from the clan of white tiger 'Mohan' of Vindhya region. Mohan was captured by Maharaja Martand Singh Judeo in the jungles of Vindhya. By bringing back the White Tiger to Vindhya after a long gap, Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla has done a commendable job.
The Chief Minister said that he was happy to know that foreign tourists were becoming more inclined towards the safari and they had even visited the safari to see the White Tiger. He issued instructions that proper care should be taken of the White Tiger, Bengal Tiger and other wild animals. He said that efforts should be made so that the number of White Tigers multiplies in the supervision of the experts. Mukundpur region is a natural habitat for white tigers as the climate here suits them. The Chief Minister expressed happiness on seeing White Tigress Vindhya, Bengal Tiger and other wild animals.
During his tour round the safari, the Chief Minister took information about the implementation of the measures taken to tackle the floods during the rainy season last year. He said that efforts to save Rewa residents from floods should be paced up. Industry Minister Shri Shukla, Divisional Commissioner Shri S.K. Paul and Collector Shri Rahul Jain apprised the Chief Minister with the efforts and works undertaken so far to tackle floods.



Next year will see how much work is done in Narmada banks: Yatri
Bhopal:MMNN: April 11, 2017

Sehore resident Shri Sardar Singh, a "Namami Devi Narmade"- Seva Yatri who is travelling on his bicycle continuously since December 11, 2016 from Amarkantak says that he would go to the different ghats of Narmada next year to see how much work has been done. He will inform Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan about the works undertaken on the ghats.
Shri Singh said that he had complete faith in the people living along the banks of the river Narmada that they would definitely fulfill the resolve they have taken. If saplings are not planted and cleanliness work is not done and maintained even now, then it would be impossible to save Narmada.
'Nirmal Narmada Bahe Sarvada'
The other yatris along with Shri Sardar Singh said that the dirty water flowing from the city drains into Maa Narmada must be stopped. He said that at several places, the water is so dirty that one cannot even dare to take a sip or rinse one's mouth with the water. Raising the slogan of 'Nirmal Narmada, Bahe Sarvada,' they said unanimously that the efforts of the Chief Minister will help fulfil the objectivity. Earlier, Shri Sardar Singh has travelled to Vaishno Devi, Kangda, Naina Devi and other pilgrim spots by his bicycle.
The 115th day of "Namami Devi Narmade" -Seva Yatra began with the aarti of Maa Narmada at Belkheda village in Jabalpur district.


State Treasury to go Paperless with New Software
Bhopal:MMNN: April 11, 2017

The State Treasury is going to be paperless with the installation of the new software I.F.M.I.S. With the Treasury becoming paperless, the bills will now be presented by the drawing and disbursement officers to the Treasury online. All important approvals related to the bills will be sent online through login. In the new system the employee will have to login with his own password through his employee code and apply online for service manual, approvals for all kinds of leave, G.P.F, D.P.F. advance withdrawal, educational qualification, caste and other personal information. The approval will be granted by the concerned officer also through login password.
State government has to pay 7th payscale to the officers and employees for which salary fixation is must. It is being said that the office head has to upload service Books of all officers and employees online under I.F.M.I.S. It must be ensured that all information has to be mandatorily sent to the Divisional Joint Director Treasury and Accounts by April 15, 2017. After this, the information of salary fixation will be sent to the concerned online.
Finance Department has directed that for any problem that arises and any query concerning IFMIS working process, one can contact on Help Desk no. 18001028244. The instructions are that all government offices should ensure comparison of actual number of employees with the number of posts before salary disbursement. For any discrepancy, the Treasury can be contacted. All correspondence in this regard under IFMIS should be sent to ifmis.o50@mptreasury.gov.in.



Grand Programme on Baba Ambedkar's 126th Birth Anniversary
Bhopal:MMNN: April 10, 2017

A grand programme would be organized at Ambedkar Nagar Mhow on the 126th birth anniversary of Constitution maker Baba Saheb Ambedkar on coming April 14. Like every year, this year also the state government would be organizing Ambedkar Mahakumbh at Baba Saheb Ambedkar's birthplace Mhow. The "Gramoday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan" would also be inaugurated in this programme. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today took a review meeting for the preparations. Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh was also present at the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that all the preparations for the programme should be completed well in time. Special attention should be paid to the facilities to be provided devotees who are expected to reach Mhow on Baba Saheb's birth anniversary celebrations. Food and housing arrangements should be made for the devotees. Arrangement for additional buses for devotees from Khandwa to Mhow should be made. Swagat Kendra should be made for the assistance of devotees at Khandwa railway station. All essential arrangements including adequate security should be made at Ambedkar Memorial.
Assistance of voluntary organizations and citizens should be sought for the arrangements.
The main programme would be followed by the Harmony Lunch. Devotees in a large number from the state and outside will take part in the grand programme.
Additional Chief Secretary Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal, Principal Secretary Scheduled Caste Development Smt. Deepali Rastogi, Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Society Chairman Shri Bhante Sanghasheel, Divisional Commissioner Indore Shri Sanjay Dubey, Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Vivek Agrawal, Collector Indore Shri P. Narhari and local committee office-bearers were present on the occasion.


Chief Minister Shri Chouhan takes part in Mahaarti at Amoda Village
Bhopal:MMNN: April 10, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan took part in the puja-archana and mahaarti of Maa Narmada late Sunday night along with Jagatguru Shankaracharya Shri Swaroopanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj at Amoda on the banks of Narmada near Neemkheda-Heerapur in Narsinghpur district during the Namami Devi Narmade - Seva Yatra. The Chief Minister was accompanied by his wife Smt. Sadhna Singh. On the occasion the Narmadashtak was read out.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister in charge Shri Rampal Singh, MP Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh, Satna MP Shri Ganesh Singh, Chairman of State Women's Commission Smt. Lata Wankhede, Shri Akhileshwaranand, Sadhvi Pragya Bharti, Madhya Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Shri Shiv Choubey, Narisnghpur district MLA Shri Jalam Singh Patel, Shri Govind Singh Patel, Shri Sanjay Sharma, Dr. Kailash Jatav, Former Vice-President of Apex Bank Shri Kailash Soni, District Panchayat President Shri Sandeep Patel and Vice-President Smt. Sheeladevi Thakur, President of Cooperative Bank Shri Veerendra Faujdar, State Vice-President of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Former MLA Shri Shekhar Choudhary, Shri Bhaiyyaram Patel and Shri Hakam Singh Chadhaar. Shri Raja Kaushalendra Singh Judeo, Swami Aishwaryanand Saraswati Ji Bhuvaneshwar, Swami Balak Das Ji Maharaj, Sadhus and a large number of devotees were present on the occasion.



Narmada Seva Yatra Reaches Narsinghpur District
Bhopal:MMNN: April 6, 2017

"Namami Devi Narmade" Seva Yatra started with an objective to conserve the lifeline, Maa Narmada reached at the shore of Sindur river near village Hirapur of Chanwarpatha block-Narsinghpur district. MLA Shri Sanjay Sharma welcomed the yatra. On behalf of the Raisen district, flag and kalash of yatra were handed over to the Narsinghpur district by the President Janpad Udaipura Shri Virendra Singh Chouhan, President Nagar Palika Shri Keshav Patel and other public representatives. MLA Shri Sanjay Sharma and Former Vice Chairman of APEX Bank Shri Kailash Soni received the kalash and flag on behalf of the Narsinghpur district. Pooja-Archana of the flag and kalash was performed.
Chairman State Women Commission and in charge of Narmada Seva Yatra of North bank of river Narmada in Narsinghpur district Smt. Lata Vankhede, Chairman District Cooperative Central Bank Shri Virendra Foujdar, Former National Vice Chairman of Nehru Youth Centre Shri Vishnudutt Sharma, Collectors of Raisen and Narsinghpur, devotees and villagers were present on the occasion.
Grand Welcome Accorded to Yatra in District
Roads were decorated with flowers and toran gates of banana leaves to welcome the yatra at the arrival. Women holding kalashs welcomed the yatra. Yatris were welcomed showering flowers and rangolis were made in front of the houses and roads. Youth holding flags riding horses were leading the yatra. Yatra was welcomed amid mantras' chanting, swastivachan and conch sound besides beating drums. Several thousand villagers including women, youth and elders participated in procession covering about 3 k.m. from the shore of Sindur River. Atmosphere was reverberating with slogans of Narmada river conservation and "Twadiya Pad Pankajam-Namami Devi Narmade".
Flowers were showered on the yatris, Narmada kalash and flag by drones at the shore of Sindur River.


Record 339.51 Lakh Matric Tonne Food Grain Production In M.P.
Bhopal:MMNN: April 6, 2017

Madhya Pradesh has set a record this year too registering a remarkable increase in food grains production. Increase has been registered in wheat, paddy, cereals and pulses' production.
Food grain production has become increased to 339 lakh 51 thousand matric tonne in the year 2015-16. An increase of 18.35 percent has been registered in comparison to year 2014-15. The food grain production was 286 lakh 87 thousand matric tonne in the year 2014-15. Similarly, 7.64 percent increase has been registered in wheat production in comparison to year 2014-15. The wheat production was 171 lakh 03 thousand matric tonne in the year 2014-15 which has grown to 184 lakh 10 thousand matric tonne in the year 2015-16. Moreover, the paddy production has also jumped to 53 lakh 20 thousand matric tonne comparing to 36 lakh 25 thousand matric tonne.
M.P. Displays Best in Pulses Production
Madhya Pradesh has displayed best in pulses production. Pulse production was 48 lakh 28 thousand matric tonne in year 2014-15 which has grown to 56 lakh 54 thousand matric tonne in the year 2015-16. An increase of 17.11 percent was registered in comparison to the last year. Production of cereals has also grown up. The cereal production was 31 lakh 29 thousand matric tonne in the year 2014-15 which has gone up to 45 lakh 67 thousand matric tonne in 2015-16. An increase of 45.96 percent has been registered in the year 2015-16.
Food Grain Production Increased
Increase has been registered in food grains production due to adoption of best farming techniques. Now it has grown to 2183 k.g. per hectare in comparison to 1856 k.g. per hectare in the year 2014-15. Similarly, wheat production is increased to 3115 k.g. per hectare in comparison to 2850 k.g. per hectare las year. An unexpected increase has been registered in pulses production. It has become 980 k.g. per hectare in the year 2015-16 comparing to 876 k.g. per hectare in year 2014-15. In this way, a growth of upto 11.87 percent has been registered.
Agriculture Loan worth Rs. 45,003 Crore
Good results are being constantly obtained from the steps taken for good credit facilities to the farmers. Cooperative Agriculture loan of Rs. 45003 crore 25 lakh was provided to the farmers through cooperative banks in the year 2015-16, which is Rs. 8420 crore 07 lakh more than the agriculture loan of Rs. 36583 crore18 lakh provided in the year 2014-15.
Various kinds of facilities are being provided to the farmers at the directives of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the state. In these, mainly irrigation, electricity, technical guidance, interest free loans, e-procurement facility in mandi campuses are proved transformational in the agriculture sector.



Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti Must be Celebrated in Grand Form
Bhopal:MMNN: April 5, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Acharya Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti, who is responsible for India's cultural unity, will be celebrated in the state in a grand form on May 1st. Programmes will be organized from the gram panchayat to the state level. He said that Adi Shankaracharya's gigantic statue made of 'ashtadhatu' will be installed at Omkareshwar.
The Chief Minister was addressing the people's representatives and officials through video conferencing at Mantralaya today. He said that several graceful programmes will be organized to apprise people about the life and philosophy of Shankaracharya. The main programme will be held in Bhopal. He said that the metals for statue construction will be collected from door to door to ensure people's participation.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava, Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and other senior officials were present at the meeting. Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava presented programme's outline.


CM Shri Chouhan apprised Shri Morari Bapu about Shaurya Smarak's Concept
Bhopal:MMNN: April 5, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today visited the 'Shaurya Smarak' along with Pujya Sant Shri Morari Bapu. He told Shri Bapu about the concept of Shaurya Smarak. Giving a message of environment conservation, Shri Bapu planted a Pipal sapling in the premises.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan planted a Mango sapling on the occasion. He told Shri Bapu that this Smarak (memorial) has been made in the memory of those brave soldiers who have laid down their lives for the country and to make today's generation and students aware of the glory of these bravehearts. This memorial is a humble tribute to the martyrs from the nation. The Chief Minister and Shri Bapu offered floral tributes to the martyrs.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Pujya Bapu planted the Pipal sapling to fulfil his resolve which he had made earlier while participating in the world's biggest river conservation campaign 'Narmada Seva Yatra'. Pujya Bapu had resolved to plant saplings in Bhopal before leaving Madhya Pradesh. He said that saplings would be planted on both the banks of the Narmada up to 1000 kms for environment conservation. He said that farmers are being inspired to plant saplings on their own land apart from government land.



CM Shri Chouhan Instructs to make Housing Guarantee Act Rules
Bhopal:MMNN: April 4, 2017

Chief Minister has issued instructions to make rules for Housing Guarantee Act for the poor and people belonging to the lower income group by the end of this month. Shri Chouhan issued instructions during the high-level review meeting held today at the Mantralaya to prepare a roadmap to provide facility to those eligible for housing facility. He said that the list of eligible beneficiaries in both rural and urban areas should also be prepared in the prescribed time limit.
It was informed at the meeting that at least five lakh houses would be made available to urban poor in the cities by next year for which a detailed work plan has also been prepared. Nearly Rs 25,000 crores would be invested in housing construction under the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme. So far Rs 2 lakh 45 thousand houses have already been approved. Until now 35,500 urban poor have already been provided houses. Under the Nagar Uday Abhiyan, three lakh urban beneficiaries have already been given authority letters for houses.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava and concerned officers were present at the meeting.


Efforts will be made to revive bio-diversity located near Narmada river
Bhopal:MMNN: April 4, 2017

Sant Swami Vimlanand Maharaj of Anand Marg, Famous Cricket Commentator Shri Sushil Doshi and well known Ghazal Singer Shri Talat Aziz have termed the Narmada Seva Yatra campaign as welcoming and important step in Jan-Samvad programme of 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra held at Bouras Ghat situated at Narmada bank of Raisen district. These renowned personalities of their own fields have praised efforts of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for conducting Narmada conservation campaign. Sarkaryavah of R.S.S Shri Dattatray Hosbole said that the yatar has created an atmosphere of hope and trust among the people for river conservation.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that earlier grass of special species was available on Narmada river's banks which was used for animal feed. This was the special example of bio diversity of the state. State government will take necessary steps to revive this specialty. Shri Chouhan said that Narmada protection has become a campaign in Madhya Pradesh thanks to public support. Similar campaigns will be launched for Kshipra, Tapti and Betwa river conservation.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra is a multi-purpose and multi-utility yatra. This Yatra has been started with positive messages. Till completion of the Yatra, its utility will be understood by masses.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan called upon common people that they should ensure their participation in plantation programme in one km stretch from Narmada shore on July 2 from Amarkantak to Badwani. It would ensure forest-fed water to Narmada in coming years. Shri Chouhan said that 30 percent work of irrigation from Narmada river has been possible. Madhya Pradesh has been ahead in wheat production in Punjab and Haryana.
Shri Chouhan said that Narmada does not originate from glaciers but its constant flow is because of water collected by dense trees in rainy season.
Chief Minister said that to make always clean Narmada river, has been necessary. Life of people of the state depends on it. To make solid and serious efforts for saving mother Narmada, supplying drinking water to around 55 cities has been necessary. The government cannot do it alone. All people of the society will have to come forward and contribute in it. He said that Narmada Seva mission will continue to work after completion of Narmada Seva Yatra. Narmada Seva Samitis have been formed in populated areas of Narmada shores. The government will be supporting role in the samitis.
Narmada Seva is like Service to Mother-Shri Hosbole
Sar Karyavah of R.S.S. Shri Duttatray Hosbole said that Narmada seva yatra has created an atmosphere of hope and trust among the people for river conservation. Narmada river is a foundation of physical life and an inspirational source of spiritual life. Service to Narmada is like a service to mother.
This Campaign is Exemplary for World-Swami Vimlanand
Sant Swami Vimla Nand Maharaj of Anand Marg mentioned that India is the only country in the world where river is treated like mother. He further said that Narmada seva yatra should be included in school curriculum of children to make them understand the importance of river conservation. Effort for river conservation is being made by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for the first time in liberated India. This is exemplary for the entire world.
Narmada Yatra reminds Dandi Yatra-Shri Sushil Doshi
Famous Cricket Commentator Shri Sushil Doshi stated that the memories of Gandhi Ji's Dandi Yatra are freshen up from the Narmada yatra which has been set out with wide objectives. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has conducted an important campaign with common people for Narmada river conservation beside in the interest of birds and animals. Narmada river provides water to all besides blessings of prosperity. This is a campaign for not only river conservation but a campaign to conserve entire nature.
Narmada Seva Yatra Mein Haath Milake Chalo-_Shri Talat Aziz
Well known Ghazal Singer Shri Talat Aziz mentioned that the Chief Minister is eligible for special congratulations for Narmada seva yatra. This step certifies his vision. He informed that he has created a song focusing Narmada Maiyya. He also sang song in the form of ghazal 'Qadam Milake Chalo, Ab Qadam Milake Chalo, Narmada Seva Yatra Mein Haath Milake Chalo, Ye Desh Rishiyon-Santo Ka Hai, Ye Desh Gaati Jhoomti Nadiyon Ka Hai, Qadam Milake Chalo.
"Reva Mahima" Book Released
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan released a book 'Rewa Mahima' focusing ancient ghats and main tourist places of Raisen district prepared by District Organising Committee Namami Devi Narmada Yatra at the beginning of the programme.
Public Works Department Minister Shri Rampal Singh, District in-charge Minister Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Member of Parliament Shri Uday Pratap Singh, MLA Shri Ramkishan Patel, Smt Mamta Meena, Shri Awadheshpuri Maharaj, Shri Akhileshanand Maharaj and Narmada Sevak yatris came from different regions of the state were present.



Medical, Engineering, Science College to be affiliated to Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi University
Bhopal:MMNN: April 3, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that one each of Medical College, Engineering, Science and Arts College would be affiliated to the Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi University. Medium of instruction in these colleges would be in Hindi. Shri Chouhan said that to encourage and honour Hindi language, the academic journey will continue through the University. Budget provision would also be increased for this. Shri Chouhan was presiding over the fourth annual General Body meeting of the University at the Mantralaya today.
Shri Chouhan said that the government will provide every possible assistance in fulfilling the aim of establishment of the University.
University Chancellor Dr. Mohanlal Chipa informed that the convocation ceremony of the University is being organised on coming April 18 in which Swami Govind Giri would be honoured with the honorary title. He said that 250 courses have already been prepared in Hindi language. The meeting was attended by General Body members and Chancellor of various universities.


Gramoday to Bharat Uday Abhiyan from April 14 to May 31 in four phases
Bhopal:MMNN: April 3, 2017

The State will witness Gramoday to Bharat Uday Abhiyan from April 14 to May 31 in four phases and Krishi Mahotsav will be celebrated from April 15 to May 2. For this all preparations have been completed. The Gramoday Abhiyan would be inaugurated to Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti after offering prayers to his memorial. The second phase would continue from April 15 to April 30, third from May 1 to May 21 and fourth from May 22 to May 31. District incharge Ministers in charge will inaugurate the Abhiyan.
While reviewing ongoing preparations at the Mantralaya, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan today issued instructions that focus should be paid on developing or reviving at least one water source in every village. He also issues instructions to make strategy for strengthening women Self-Help Groups financially.
Village Parliaments to be organized
Village Parliaments would be organized during the Abhiyan. Infrastructure development, selection of beneficiaries of various schemes of rural development, review of Abhiyan's activities and proceedings report would be discussed. District Collectors, officers and employees would be awarded for outstanding performance in last year's Gramoday Abhiyan's success. Activities would be implemented with the support of the various departments including Revenue, Public Health and Engineering, Food and Civil Supplies, Agriculture, Women and Child Development and Health Department. Work plan to double agricultural income would be discussed and given final shape at the Village Parliaments.
Work plans would be prepared for the next two years under schemes and programmes related to rural development and prosperity. Appointment of nodal officers, constitution of gram panchayat units, training programmes at division and Janpad level for activities at gram panchayat level have been carried out. District Level Vigilance and Review Committees have been constituted.
Activities that would be undertaken include cleanliness plan for villages, renovation of water infrastructure, preparations for Jalabhishek programme, programmes like Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana for poverty alleviation in villages, works under MNREGA, selection of beneficiaries for Prime Minister's Housing Scheme, campaign to free villages of open defecation, recognizing new beneficiaries of various rural development schemes, health examination of women, creating awareness towards malnutrition in children and organizing Krishi Gram Sabhas.
Krishi Mahotsava from April 15
Krishi Mahotsav would begin on April 15, just a day after the beginning of Gramoday Abhiyan. Activities to be undertaken include doubling income of farmers in five years, giving information on new methods of farming, starting agriculture sowing as per demand, taking benefit of Prime Minister's Crop Insurance Scheme, adopting organic farming, distributing soil health card etc. More than 600 Krishi Kranti Rath to work on creating awareness among farmers. Farmers would be counseled and given information on new techniques of farming through Krishi Kranti Raths. Soil Health Cards to be made available to all farmers.
A series of gram panchayat, development block and district level programmes have been made at the Krishi Mahotsav. Agriculture fairs would be organized in every district. Coordination was established with various departments including Panchayat and Rural Department, Revenue, Animal Husbandry, Cooperatives, Horticulture, Energy and Tribal Welfare department so that problems related to farmers and agriculture could be redressed.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P.Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julaniya and Principal Secretaries of related departments were present at the meeting.



Bill for Death Sentence to Rapists in Monsoon Session
Bhopal:MMNN: March 31, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the bill for giving death sentence to the accused of rape of minors would be presented in the coming monsoon session. Once it is passed it would be forwarded to the President. Shri Chouhan was addressing a gathering today at the Joint Convocation Ceremony of policemen at the Madhya Pradesh Police Academy. Among those present on the occasion were Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla and senior police officials.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Police service is a resolve to protect the society. Accepting Police service is like entrusting one's life to the society and the country. The first condition for the development of the state and country is better law and order system and this responsibility is of the police. Police service is service for the public. It is necessary that the behaviour of the police is as soft as a flower for the public and as tough as thunderbolt for the criminals.
The Chief Minister said to the new recruits that Police is their second mother and to pay their respects to the service was their prime responsibility, hence they must always endeavour not to allow anyone to damage its image. Attempts are made to misguide the police hence the police must remain alert and aware. Police stations must have such an image that the public feels relieved, safe and peaceful there and they must not have any hesitation to come there. Criminals are not supposed to be spared in any situation as they are enemies of the society and the country and they must not be forgiven. Government extends complete support in fulfilling the needs of the police. At least 30,000 new posts of police force have been approved. Total 25,000 new police residences are going to be constructed with facilities like C.C.T.V cameras and other facilities.
The Chief Minister said that the Police have the credit to establish peace in state. Whatever work was entrusted to them, the department has always fulfilled it successfully. The Police have done the work of capturing the train blast accused within three hours. He said that the daughters of the state are no less in courage, chivalry, conscientiousness and valour. That is why one third posts of police are reserved for them. He said that committing suicide because of fear is a big blot on a civilized society. Hence, stern action must be taken against criminal elements. The atmosphere should be such that women can move around anywhere at any time independently and fearlessly. He lauded Police Academy, training and trainers and congratulated them.
Director of Madhya Pradesh Police Academy Shri Sushobhan Bannerji said that it is for the first time that the joint convocation ceremony of police academies has been organized. Total 633 police men were included in the department by the Chief Minister formally at the 89th Convocation Ceremony. These include Subedar, Sub Inspector, Sub Inspector SAF and Sub Inspector Special Branch. Out of these 478 are policemen and 155 are policewomen. At the outset, the Chief Minister inspected the parade and took the salute. At the end of the programme he released the Academy souvenir and got introduced with the pass outs.


Narmada Seva Yatra is not only Ritual but Serious Effort for Water Conservation-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 31, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that public participation is must to achieve the aims of Narmada Seva Yatra. It is difficult for the government do to achieve it alone. Yatra is getting immense blessings from the people. The people can cooperate to prevent pollution in river, to make the flow incessant and to plant umbrageous trees on the banks of river Narmada.
Narmada Yatra is a Campaign to Restore Dignity of Water, Women and River-Rajendra Singh
Magsaysay Award Winner and Famous Environmentalist Shri Rajendra Singh said that the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has begun the work to restore the dignity of water, women and river. Politicians of other states should take a lesson from Shri Chouhan. This campaign is not just a formality but it is an effort to link all the sections of the society to accomplish this important work of river conservation. He further mentioned that we all have to work together to save the world's environment from pollution.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that water flow in other rivers of the state beside Narmada is diminishing constantly. Water in Tava and Betwa rivers can be seen in rainy season only. He appealed to the people to protect other water sources too beside rivers. Do not let go water waste during rainy season. Future generation will not forgive us if we do not awake at the right time for river conservation. Chairman Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey conducted the programme.
Shri Chouhan said that Narmada yatra is transformed into a public movement. People are coming forward taking resolution to conserve Maa Narmada. He mentioned that sewage water treatment plant will be established in cities situated on the banks of river and treated water will be used for irrigation purpose. Sewage water will not be allowed to release in Narmada river at any cost. Farmers will be encouraged to adopt bio-farming to prevent pollution caused by chemical fertliser. Cooperation of social organizations will be taken in this work. Shri Chouhan asserted that Narmada Seva Yatra is not only a Karma Kand (Ritual) but it is a humble effort to generate awareness among people towards water and river conservation. With the blessings of Narmada, irrigation area and hydro electricity production of the state is increased, he added.
River Conservation Work is Unimaginable- Pandit Jasraj
Renowned Musician Pt. Jasraj said that the work being carried out by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan taking along society for river conservation is unimaginable. Several rivers in the world are victims of pollution. The work being undertaken by the energetic Chief Minister Shri Chouhan is laudable. We all are responsible to make the rivers pollution free, he added.
CM Shri Chouhan and Sadhu-Sants performed poojan of Narmada yatra's kalash and flag in the beginning. People in large number took part in Narmada Aarti after the Jan-Sanvad.
Former Rajyasabha MP Shri Kailash Sarang, Minister of State for Cooperatives and Gas Relief Shri Vishwas Sarang, Sadhvi Pragya Bharti, Renowned Musician Pandir Jasraj, Durga Jasraj, Famous Environmentalist and Magsaysay Award Recipient Shri Rajendra Singh, MLA Shri Ramkishan Patel and several public representatives were present in the programme.



CM Shri Chouhan attends Pujya Morari Bapu's Shri Ramkatha narration
Bhopal:MMNN: March 30, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today took part in the Shri Ramkatha Mahotsav narration by Pujya Morari Bapu. He also attended the 'Manas mein Vishnu par kendrit Atmik-Tatvik Chintan'.
Pujya Morari Bapu said that he would plant 11 saplings before leaving from Bhopal. He called upon the audience to celebrate Ramnavami by planting saplings and plant at least one sapling on the day of Ramnavami. He said that after taking part in the Narmada Seva Yatra programme, the Sarvajan-hitaya Sarvajan-sukhaya sutra has been expanded to Sarvabhuta-hitaya, Sarvabhuta-sukhaya, Sarvabhut-priyaya. Nature does not only have humans, it has the earth, rivers and the sky etc. We should pray for the welfare and happiness of all and love all.
Pujya Morari Bapu said that even a river has a personality. We should worry about its happiness, welfare and love it and avoid immerse pujan material into it so that the river does not get polluted. He appealed people not to flow dead bodies in the Narmada. Every individual must contribute to make the state and the country green. He informed that crores of saplings would be planted on the banks of Narmada on coming July 2. Madhya Pradesh and Bhopal is the heart of Hindustan. Efforts should be made to make it green to the maximum.
At the 'Manas mein Vishnu par kendrit Atmik-Tatvik Chintan' Pujya Morari Bapu said that Guru was the 'Dashavatar'. He said that Guru was not a person, he was an 'existence'. Hence he is a Buddha purush with samaanbhuti and not sahanubhuti (sympathy).


Students with over 75% marks eligible for Medhavi Chhaatra Protsahan Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: March 30, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that playing along with studying is important for the complete development of one's personality. He said that playing games is a must for the both physical and mental development of children. Shri Chouhan was addressing sports talents from educational institutions run by Vidhya Bharati Madhya Bharat Prant at the Chief Minister's residence today.
Shri Chouhan said that it is the government's duty to support in the projects of the nation's reconstruction. Government would support every such effort made by the society. Vidhya Bharati has undertaken the work of creating Indian life values and culture in limited resources. Government will give complete support to the efforts of the Sanstha. Its outline would be prepared with the School Education Department. He said that India's future lies with the children.
Giving information about the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Chaatra Protsahan Yojana he said that students obtaining over 75 per cent marks in 12th would be eligible for this Yojana. The annual income of the guardians should not be more than Rs 6 lakhs. State government will bear the fees for the admission of these students into listed Engineering, Medical Colleges and other educational institutions in Government, Medical, Engineering, Management, Law and Private Sector. He said that environment was the need of the hour. Narmada Seva Yatra is a ritual of river conservation. Saplings would be planted on both the banks of the Narmada on coming July 2. He urged Vidhya Bharati to assist in the ritual of tree plantation.
Extending his greetings on Chaitra-Navratra and Hindu New Year, Shri Chouhan called upon the people present at the programme to resolve to give due respect to daughters. He said that they should keep a pure and respectful view towards girls. Expressing his respect towards daughters, he said that at the beginning of Narmada Yatra, he performs the ritual of cleaning the feet of 'kanyas' and applying the water on their forehead out of respect.
This generates new power and energy in him. For women empowerment, 50 per cent posts in education department and 33 per cent posts in other departments (excluding forest) have been reserved for women. Shri Chouhan called upon people to be committed towards cleanliness campaign and congratulated the winners of various medals. Shri Bhagirath Kumrawat presented research-management on the role of textbooks in Hindi language in quality education to the Chief Minister.
School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that the presence of teachers in schools has been ensured. A Control Cell has been constituted the telephone number of which has been marked in all one lakh 18 thousand government schools. Information regarding absence of any teacher can be given to the cell. The Control Cell will take information about the teacher's presence through mobile phones. Guests in School Education department programmes will from now on be gifted with books and not welcomed with garlands or bouquets like before.
Vidhya Bharati National President Dr. Govind Prasad Sharma said that students of the school have found a place in the merit list in all board examinations. Quality of education is the institution's identity. National Secretary of School Games Federation of India Shri Rajesh Mishra informed that the Asian School Games Hockey Competition would be organized from April 2. The Federation will honour Vidhya Bharati for creation of Sports talents and for organizing excellent national competitions. National Deputy Organising Secretary Shriram Aravkar was also present on the occasion.
Deputy Secretary of School Games Federation of India Shri Muktesh Singh informed that Vidhya Bharati has established a record by bagging over 180 medals in the entire country in various national school sports events. Sixteen districts of Madhya Pradesh have bagged 17-Gold, 28- Silver and 57 - Bronze, total 102 medals. This year 305 boys and 129 girls total 434 players have participated in the competitions.



Yatra Left for Raisen District from Sehore District Led by CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 29, 2017

Narmada Seva Yatra became monumental in presence of large number of people in the evening in village Bamhori located on the bank of river Narmada today. The occasion was a farewell to Narmada seva yatra after its ten days in the district. Yatra proceeded from the district led by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The CM Shri Chouhan was holding the flag riding on a rath. Minister in charge Sehore district Shri Rampal Singh handed over the yatra's flag at the border of Raisen district to the Minister in charge of Raisen district Shri Surya Prakash Meena.
The seva yatra which entered Chhipaner of Sehore district on March 19 incited new consciousness towards Narmada conservation and to eliminate social evils in 52 villages situated on the banks of Narmada after taking 9 night halts and holding ten Jan-Sanvad. Moreover, yatra arousing people's feelings towards duties made them firmly committed towards the cause. People and the state machinery became one during the yatra to eradicate social evils besides Narmada's conservation. Enthusiasm, commitment and gratefulness towards Narmada were remarkable. In real sense, grand form of public movement was witnessed all the time in yatra to establish a new era.
Chairman Forest Development Corporation Shri Guru Pradsad Sharma, Chairman MARKFED Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Divisional Commissioner Bhopal Shri Ajatshatru, Collector Sehore Dr. Sudam Khade, Collector Raisen Smt. Bhavna Valimbe and Public Representatives were presented during the entry of Yatra in Raisen district.


Every Possible Opportunity for Development of Women and Girls
Bhopal:MMNN: March 29, 2017

"Namami Devi Narmade"-Seva Yatra left Jait village today morning to proceed to nearby Nandner village. On the 101st day today, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan took part in the Yatra at Nandner. At a Jan-Samvad in Nandner, Shri Chouhan said that every possible opportunity would be made available to girls and women to move ahead in society. He said that by giving reservation in jobs and local elections to women, they are being helped to become self-reliant.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the basic aim of Narmada Seva Yatra is to make people aware towards water and environment conservation. The Narmada Seva Yatra was initiated to make people aware of the ill-effects of addiction, importance of cleanliness and to maintain respect of girls.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that saplings would be planted on both banks of the Narmada river on a large scale. All liquor shops on the banks within 5 km radius would be closed down from April 1. Sewage treatment plants would be set up in the cities on the banks of the Narmada and arrangements would be made to stop the flow of dirty water into the river.
The Narmada Seva Yatra arrived at Kusumkheda and Bamhori village in Sehore district. Local villagers welcomed the Yatra with flowers.
Madhya Pradesh Warehousing Corporation Chairman Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Forest Development Corporation Chairman Shri Guruprasad Sharma, Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Shri Shiv Choubey, MARKFED Chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargav, Sadhvi Sushri Pragya Bharti and MLA Shri Vijaypal Singh were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister holds meeting at Jait
Earlier on the arrival of the Narmada Seva Yatra at Jait village, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan praised the different departments' officers and employees for arrangements to make the programme a success. He said that officers-employees would have to make constant efforts to fulfil the objectives of the Narmada Yatra in future also. He expressed gratitude towards people's representatives and sants for the success of the Yatra at all other villages including Jait.



Provision of Rs 684 Crore for Backward Class Post-Matric Scholarship
Bhopal:MMNN: March 27, 2017

State Government has made a provision for Rs 684 crores in the departmental budget for post-matric scholarships to students belonging to the Backward Classes in the state. For Backward Class Post Matric scholarships, the annual income limit fixed for guardians is Rs one lakh.
To bring transparency in the scholarship approval details and also so that the post matric scholarships reach the Backward Class students timely, the system of depositing of the form has been made online. In this arrangement, the students can fill and deposit the form from anywhere online and also come to know of the status of his form.
State Scholarship
The State Scholarship is sanctioned to Backward Class students of Class 6th to 12th.For this year, Rs 161 crore provision has been made in the budget. This scholarship is targeted to benefit 35 lakh beneficiaries. Last year, a provision of Rs 150 crores 43 lakh was provided to 34 lakh students belonging to Backward Class.


Slum development scheme for Vimukt, Ghumakkad evam Ardhghumakkad
Bhopal:MMNN: March 27, 2017

This year provision of Rs 4 crore 65 lakh has been kept for infrastructure development of the slums belonging to Vimukt,
Ghumakkad and Ardhghumakkad tribe in the state.
Basic facilities like C.C. Road and drinking water arrangements will be made and drains, public toilets, bridge etc.,
will be constructed for the Vimukt, Ghumakkad and Ardhghumakkad dominated slums, villages, wards, colonies, majras, tolas and deras.



Villages Situated on Narmada Banks Will be made Free of Addiction and Pollution
Bhopal:MMNN: March 23, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra has been started with the resolution to make Narmada River clean and incessant. All the citizens should participate in this major campaign of river conservation. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme at village Nehlai of Sehore district in 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra today. He administered pledge to the villagers to plant fruit bearing trees on the banks of river Narmada, to make Beti Bachao abhiyan successful, to educate children, not to dispose off old material in river, not to immerse idols in rivers, not to perform last funeral rites on Narmada banks and not to dispose off polythene and other material which causes pollution beside not to perform deepdaan with plastic lamps.
CM Shri Chouhan announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 thousand each to two girl students Ku. Sonam Yadav and Ku. Ruchi Gour who recited poems focusing achievements of the state government. He also distributed prizes to the winners of bhajan competitions organized during the seva yatra. Moreover, Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the villagers towards water conservation and de-addiction.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that we all should take resolution towards conservation of all rivers and ponds. He said that he was grieved to see very less water in Narmada river during his visit to Dindori district last year. Immediately after that he took a resolution to link people with river conservation campaign organizing Narmada Seva Yatra, which is being fulfilled today. He mentioned that Narmada River is a lifeline, on one hand electricity is being generated on the other prosperity is coming in the lives of farmers through irrigation of agriculture fields by Narmada water.
Shri Chouhan said that this yatra does not belong to any particular religion or party and it has become a large public movement now.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan planting a mango sapling on the bank of river Narmada, appealed to the villagers to plant saplings around their houses and make arrangements for their protection. He informed that plantation will be carried out in one k.m. width on Narmada banks to make Narmada flow incessant.
Muslim Community Welcomes Yatra
People of Muslim community came from surrounding villages in large numbers led by Shri Abdul Razzaq Khan showered flowers to welcome yatra in village Nehlai.
CM Shri Chouhan welcomed with Coconuts
An elder woman Smt. Jamuna Bai welcomed CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh presenting them 5 coconuts. Shri Chouhan said that Smt. Jamuna Bai presented him an amount collecting Rs. 2 each from women with blessings when he was contesting election from this area first time. She also told me to eradicate the problems of women of this area after becoming MLA.
Pledge to make village Addiction Free
Dozens of women came from village Jajna took pledge before the CM Shri Chouhan that they will force male members of their village to quit addiction and will make their village addiction free. These women said that they will struggle hard if needed to make the village addiction free.
Chairman Forest Development Corporation Shri Guru Prasad Sharma, Chairman Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Kumar Choubey, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Farmers' Commission Shri Ishwar Lal Patidar, Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Sadhvi Sushri Pragya Bharti, President Indore Jila Panchayat Sushri Kavita Patidar, several religious Heads and public represenatatives were present in the programme.


Late Shri Gurucharan Singh's life inspiring-Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 23, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan accompanied by his wife reached Vidisha on Wednesday to take part in the 'shraddhanjali' programme of Late Shri Gurucharan Singh. The Chief Minister said at the programme that Late Shri Singh's life is inspiring. He has taught us how to work hard and reach the top from zero.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Late 'Babuji' was a leading social worker. He was ever ready for development of the district. He set up a small business establishing it at the state level. Encouraging Late Shri Singh's family, the Chief Minister said that his two sons would take the business that he had started to great heights.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that 500 saplings would be planted in Babuji's memory on the banks of Ma Narmada during 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra. Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh Rajput, Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena besides people's representatives, elite citizens and social workers also paid their tributes to Late Shri Gurucharan Singh.



CM Shri Chouhan Called On By Smt. Rekha Pandram
Bhopal:MMNN: March 22, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was called on by Smt. Rekha Pandram at Vidhan Sabha today. She has returned from America after representing India in United Nations (U.S.A). Minister for Women and Child Welfare Smt. Archana Chitnis was also present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan congratulated Smt. Pandram and extended good wishes for her bright future. Shri Chouhan told Smt. Pandram to cooperate in efforts being undertaken for empowerment of women and girls as an Ambassador of Women Empowerment.
It may be mentioned that Smt. Pandram who is linked with Tejaswani Programme Dindori has represented India in 61st session of Commission constituted by the United Nations on women condition. She also addressed the session on role of local rural women in economic status, food security and in the field of nutrition. Before leaving for New York Smt. Pandram also paid a visit to CM Shri Chouhan.


Saplings in large Quantity will be planted simultaneously on Narmada' Bank on July 2
Bhopal:MMNN: March 22, 2017

Narmada Seva Yatra has become a major campaign for environment conservation and public awareness. Plentiful plantation will be undertaken on both the banks of Narmada river with an aim to make Narmada flow incessant. Lakhs of saplings will be planted from Amarkantak to Badwani simultaneously on July 2. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said this while addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme held at village Babri of Nasrullahganj block - Sehore district on the occasion of Narmada Seva Yatra. National General Secretary B.J.P. and Former Minister Shri Kailash Vijavargiya, Sadhvi Pragya Bharti, Chairman M.P. Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Chairman M.P. Forest Development Corporation Shri Guruprasad Sharma, Chairman M.P. Warehousing Corporation Shri R.S. Rajput, Vice President Madhya Pradesh Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Nirvani Baba Laxman Das Maharaj, famous bhajan singer Shri Charan Singh Sodhi, several public representatives and Sadhu-Sants were present in the programme.
CM Shri Chouhan said that sewage water of cities situated on the banks of river Narmada will not be released in Narmada River now. Treatment plant will be installed in the cities to treat the sewage water. He informed that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay foundation of treatment plant on May 11.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that the state government will provide an agriculture equipment (Rota Watar) to the farmers on subsidy which saves straw beside wheat in order to prevent blazing of crop residue. Straw in sufficient quantity will be made available for Goumata (Cows) by this. CM Shri Chouhan impressed by the girl bhajan singer Durga, presented a cheque of Rs. One lakh to her.
Former Minister and National General Secretary of B.J.P. Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya said that several commendable works have been carried out by Shri Chouhan as the Chief Minister of the state during last one decade. But the most commendable work so far is Narmada Seva Yatra. He mentioned that he along with his wife will participate in yatra on May 17 again. He said that Maa narmada has given us everything. Now we got a chance to pay off the debt of mother by making it free from pollution through Narmada Seva Yatra.



Rani Avanti Bai was a heroic woman-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 20, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Water Resources and River Development Minister Sushri Uma Bharti paid floral tributes and offered prayers at the statue of Veerangana Avanti Bai on Martyrs Day today at Mata Mandir Chouraha.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Rani Avanti Bai was a great and valourous woman. She shed her last ounce of blood for the country's freedom and sacrificed her life for the sake of the country. It is our resonsibility to honour our martyrs. He said that prayers must be offered to the brave otherwise bravery will become unproductive. He said that the state government has done several works to immortalise memoirs of the brave and to express one's respect towards them. In future whatever work is considered necessary will be done. Government is always ready to work for the people. It is the duty of the government to fulfil the expectations of the people.
Union Minister Sushri Uma Bharti said that she was making efforts to get Rani Avanti Bai's statue established in the country's capital. She said that Rani Avanti Bai had defeated Britishers in the war. She ruled as an independent ruler for one year. Britishers could succeed against her only due to betrayal.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan honoured Union Minister Sushri Uma Bharti and flagged off the rally from Mata Mandir Chouraha to Dussehra Maidan. Among those present on the occasion were Minister of State (independent charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLA Shri Pratap Singh Lodhi, Former Chairman of Mineral Development Corporation Shri Koksingh Narwariya and former MLA Shri Bhaiyya Saheb Lodhi besides people's representatives and people in a large number.


Massive crowd emerges to express gratitude towards Narmada
Bhopal:MMNN: March 20, 2017

The world's biggest and most unique river conservation campaign 'Namami Devi Narmade', Narmada Seva Yatra reached Chipaner village of the district.
Minister in charge Thakur Rampal Singh and Collector Dr. Sudam Khade welcomed the Yatra at the entrance with kalash and Dhwaj-pujan respectively. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed Dhwaj Pujan at Nimbark Ashram and held the flag while Smt. Sadhana Singh welcomed the Yatra with Kalash Pujan.
Thousands of devotees thronged the spot to welcome the yatra with immense gratitude. Scored of kanyas carried kalash on their heads. Rangoli at every doorstep, flower showers, rhythemic sounds of dhol-manjira and dances turned the atmosphere pious.
Children presented a spellbinding colourful performance. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Pandit Kamal Kishore Nagar addressed the massive crowd and took part in the maha aarti.



Holi Milan Programme at CM House
Bhopal:MMNN: March 17, 2017

Keeping the tradition of religious harmony, Holi Milan programme was organized at CM house today. People of all the religions and sections of the society participated in the programme.
Brij ki Holi, Kanhaiyya ki Rasleela and Masaan Holi of Lord Shankar were presented on the occasion. Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLA Shri Surendranath Singh, CM's wife Smt. Sadhna Singh, Office Bearers of BJP, Administrative Officers, Eminent Citizens, Journalists, and members of all the walks of life were present in the programme .
Journalist Shri K.K.Saxena presented a copy of special issue on Holi-Rangpanchmi of four decade old weekly "Vichitra Vinod" to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.


Sports Competitions in Rural Areas Help Local Talent to Ascend
Bhopal:MMNN: March 17, 2017

Mukhyamantri Swachchata Samman samaroh and Vidhayak Kabaddi competition was held in the presence of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in village Atraila of Java Janpad-Rewa district today. Rewa, Sirmore, Gangev and Naigadhi Janpad Panchayats were declared free of open defecation on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that sports competition held in rural areas help local talents to rise. He mentioned that all possible efforts will be made at government level to provide good coaches and resources to refine local talent. He said that MLA is entitle for praise and compliments for organising local game like Kabaddi. Shri Chouhan announced for construction of indoor stadium for Kabaddi in Sirmore.
Shri Chouhan further mentioned that each and every individual is responsible to make villages and cities clean. Public Representatives, villagers and administrative officers of those four janpad panchayats which have been made free of open defecation are entitle for compliments. There is a need for constant vouch and use of toilets by the people now, he added.
Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Gramin Awas programme is being implemented with an objective to provide house to each person in the state. In the current year, 38 thousand houses will be built in Rewa district. He said that several schools are being upgraded and colleges are being opened to prevent students going far to pursue studies. Fee of students getting admissions in prestigious institutes for higher studies after securing more than 75 percent marks in 12th examination will be borne by the state government. Loan facility on zero percent interest has been provided to the farmers. Spreading network of canals, work to irrigate non irrigated land is being undertaken on priority. Shri Chouhan appealed to youths to become self reliant establishing their own industry availing benefits of Mukhyamantri Yuva Udhyami and Swa-Rozgar Yojana.
Restating the resolution of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Shri Chouhan said that provision of stringent punishment for heinous crimes against girls will be made enacting law in the state. He also mentioned to strengthen Livelihood Mission. Mentioning about all possible works to develop Java area, he urged people to leave addiction and to cooperate to make the state green and prosperous undertaking plantation.
CM Shri Chouhan presented citation letters to Presidents of those janpads which were declared free of open defecation showering flowers under the Swachcha Bharat Mission.
Shri Chouhan also honoured players of winner and runner up teams of Kabaddi competition.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan during his visit to Antraila laid foundation of 3301 construction works costing Rs. 8949.79 lakh.
MP Shri Janardan Mishra, MLAs Shri Ramakant Tiwari, Shri Divyaraj Singh, Vice President Jial Panchayat Smt. Vibha Patel,, public representatives and villagers in large number were present in the programme.



Use of Technique must for Good Administration: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 16, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that use of technique is important for good administration. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was speaking at the launching of a mobile app 'Shivraj Singh Chouhan'.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this is an important step in view of good administration and is a strong digital medium to connect with the public. This will enable the public to connect in a short time and give suggestions and information about problems. The app will provide information about progammes and government schemes. This is a good medium for mutual communication and will help in speedy redressal of people's problems.
Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri S.K. Mishra gave information about the app. 'Shivraj Singh Chouhan' app is available in Google Playstore in android phones. One can select the app and press the install button. If the app demands any permission, one must give one's consent. Once the app is installed, one can opt for Hindi or English language. Separate information is available in the menu section of the app. News, programmes related to the Chief Minister, audio and videos of his speeches are available in the app. Articles can be read and feedback can be given on it. One can directly connect with the social media through the app. Many interactive features will be loaded on the app in the coming days. Its I.O.S version will also be made available very soon.
Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MP Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Shri Suhas Bagat were also present.


Respect for Talent and Land for Housing Will be Right of All-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 16, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that place for living and respect of talent will be a right of all in the state. He mentioned that the state government is going to enact a law towards land for housing. Mukhyamantri Medhavi Chhatra Protsahan Yojna has been made to encourage talented students of the state. Under the scheme, the fee of the talented students getting admissions in the prestigious academic institutes will be borne by the state government. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Abhivyakti Nagar dedication programme here today. Wife of the Chief Minister Smt. Sadhna Singh, Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri S.K. Mishra, Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan were present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chjouhan said that life is full of struggle today. Everyone hopes to build a house for their children. He further said that journalists play an important role in the society. This residential colony is a symbol of fulfillment for their duties towards society . Layout of the colony is a proper form of Indian culture. He hoped that houses will be constructed in accordance to this. He informed that fee of the students securing more than 85 percent marks in the board examinations and getting admissions in Law, Medical, Engineering etc. will be borne by the state government. Fee of the students securing less than 85 percent marks will be arranged by the state government but they will have to return fee amount without interest.
On behalf of the members of the colony, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was presented with an Abhinandan Patra. The letter was read out by senior journalist Shri Brijesh Rajput. Moreover, senior journalist Shri Dinesh Gupta informed about various development aspects of the colony.



Speed up Road Construction Works
Bhopal:MMNN: March 15, 2017

The 33rd meeting of the Board of Directors of the Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation was held at the Mantralaya here today presided over by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The Chief Minister issued instructions at the board meeting to speed up the road construction works and said that special attention must be paid to the quality of construction.
Issues that were discussed at the meeting included making toll collection process totally electronic, widening of Dewas bypass, developing road construction from Ghar-Varasivni-Tumsar to Maharashtra border, fixing supervision charge for Corporation's projects, increase in Corporation staff and implementation of road safety fund rule.
Among those present at the meeting were Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary, Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Pramod Agarwal, Independent Director Shri Prasanna Kumar Das, Secretary Mining Shri Manohar Dubey and Managing Director of Road Development Corporation Shri Manish Rastogi.


Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra releases poster
Bhopal:MMNN: March 15, 2017

Public Relations, Water-Resources and Parliamentary Works Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra released the Bhagwan Jhulelal Dharmayatra Poster published by Seva aur Sindhu Sena Sanstha at his residence today for the forthcoming Cheti Chand festival.
Sanstha Chief Shri Durgesh Keswani, Shri Saurabh Gangaramani, Shri Rakesh Shevani, Shri Mohan Bijlani, Shri Manoj Raichandani, Shri Rakesh Kukreja, Shri Jaipal Sachdev and Shri Tulsi Nainwani were also present on the occasion.
In a series of programmes during Cheti Chand celebration, this Dharmayatra will pass through main roads of the city on March 26 in the form of a vehicle rally of youths.



Recruitment After 20 Years in State Cooperative Banks
Bhopal:MMNN: March 11, 2017

Banking staff is being recruited for the first time after 20 years on 1674 various posts in State Cooperative Banks. Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang informed that the recruitment will compensate the manpower shortage in the banks. Residents of Madhya Pradesh are only eligible to apply.
Shri Sarang said that staff shortage was felt in the State Cooperative Banks since long time. After making efforts in this direction, activity to identify important posts was carried out keeping in view the nature of work. Need for immediate recruitment on 1674 posts was noticed in the first phase.
He further said that Banking Assistants on 40 posts, Clerks in District Cooperative Banks on 37 posts and Computer Operators on 1634 posts are being recruited. Shri Sarang mentioned that this will facilitate employment to the youths and better facilities will be made available to farmers and general customers through District Cooperative Banks of the state.
Moreover, Shri Sarang informed that keeping in account the transparency, examination will be conducted online. Pre examination will be held before the final examination. Also, reasoning and numerical ability beside computer knowledge, general knowledge and awareness etc. of the applicants will be examined. He said that difficulties in banking activities were felt due to non-recruitment in banks since last 20 years. This process will be continued and staff will be recruited as per the requirement, he added.


50 Thousand Years Old 350 Rare Antiquities Found in Mehtakhedi of Khargone
Bhopal:MMNN: March 11, 2017

Shridhar Vakankar Archeological Research Institute of Archeology Department has found 50 thousand years old 350 antiquities during excavation in Mehtakhedi of Khargone district. Prof. Dr. Kidog of South Korea visited the excavation site and has claimed to obtain better conclusion from the excavation here.
Commissioner Archeology Shri Anupam Rajan informed that an excavation team led by the Former Head of the Department of Deccan College Pune and famous Archeologist Prof. Sheela Mishra was formed after obtaining permission from the Archeological Survey of India, New Delhi in the month of January 2017. Responsibility from the institute was entrusted to Research Officer Dr. Jinendra Jain, Research Assistant Dr. Dhruvendra SinghJodha and Research Scholars of Deccan College Dr. Neetu Agarwal, Namrata Vishwas and GarimaKhansali.
Shri Rajan mentioned that excavation work was started in the second week of February by Prof. Sheela Mishra and the team. 200 antiquities from trench 1 and 150 antiquities from trench 2 were found in the first fifteen days of the excavation. Conclusion will be drawn after analyzing them. Development of human civilization is studied on the basis of underground deposition, ancient geographical analysis and types of apparatus. Work to explore micro relics is being carried out dissolving and filtering soil obtained from the excavation.
It may be mentioned that pieces of ostrich's eggs related to modern human civilisation were found during excavation carried out in the year 2009 by Prof. Sheela Mishra. Date of micro blade was estimated 50 thousand years old by Prof. Singhvi of Physical Research Laboratory-Ahmedabad. Carbon date of Ostrich's egg was verified as over 42 thousand years old. Microlith is an apparatus or equipment of wood and bone which was used by pre-historical humans for hunting and post hunting activities.
Moreover Shri Rajan informed that the conclusion of archeological and biological research conducted recently has proved that humans of today despite several dissimilarities are related to more than one lakh year old extended groups of Africa. Human civilization of Mehtakhedi area is related to African human group spread in the world over 50 thousand years ago.
Furthermore Shri Rajan said that ancient relics found in Mehtakhedi certify that ancient and rare antiquities are available in abundance in the state.



Massive Rally in Bhopal on World Forestry Day
Bhopal:MMNN: March 10, 2017

The Biodiversity Board will launch a public awareness campaign focused on 'Jan-Van-Narmada and Bhopal' from March 19 to 22 on the occasion of World Forestry Day on March 21 and World Water Day on March 22. The campaign will start with an awareness rally on March 19 from T.T.Nagar Stadium, Bhopal at 7.30 in the morning. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the rally. Nearly 5,000 people including people's representatives, school and college students of Bhopal, representatives of government departments and institutions and citizens will be participating in the rally.
Detailed information on the rally can be obtained from www.mpsbb.nic.in. Participation in contests will be based on online registrations. After the rally, an essay competition will be organized on March 19 itself from 10.30 to 11.30 in the morning and a painting competition will be held from 12 pm to 1pm.
A workshop on Jal-Van-Narmada-Bhopal will begin from 10.30 in the morning at R.C.V.P Noronha Academy of Administration on March 21 on World Forestry Day. Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra and Urban Administration and Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh will be present on the occasion.
A workshop on Water Implementation Strategy will be held on the occasion of World Water Day at the Academy of Administration on March 22 in which representatives of different departments will take part. With this, the awareness programme will conclude.


Entry to MPSTDC Hotel, Resort Banned on Holi, Rangpanchami
Bhopal:MMNN: March 10, 2017

Entry of outsiders into the hotels,
resorts and other tourism units run by the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation on Holi on March 13 and Rang Panchami on March 17, 2017 from morning to night will be prohibited.
Tourists staying in these hotels, resorts and other units prior to these dates will however be exempted from the ban.



Chief Minister declares Narsinghpur district open defecation free (ODF)
Bhopal:MMNN: March 9, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan declared Narsinghpur district open defecation free (ODF) in Mukhyamantri Swachhata Samman Samaroh held in Gadarwara. Narsinghpur district has become the state's first entire ODF (rural and urban) district. The Chief Minister wholeheartedly appreciated public representatives, officers-employees, citizens, motivators, Wanar Sena, monitoring committees, sarpanchs, office-bearers of three-level panchayats, urban bodies and those who contributed for making the district open defecation free and worked with dedication and felicitated them. He also congratulated residents of the district on declaring open defecation free.
The Chief Minister also said that there is a need to take cautious further so that hard work does not get useless. Nobody should have defecation in open now in the district. To use toilet should be in people's habit.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the area, where women, mothers and sisters are disrespected, can not be happy. He said that those who committed rape, should not have right to live. Law for awarding capital punishment to such accused will be sent to the centre government and the President. The Chief Minister said that provision has been made to give Rs 300 per month pension to widows of all categories. Now widow women will be called as Kalyani. Mahila Rojgar Mela will be held to associate women with employment in the state. He said that good results have been seen after reserving 50 percent posts for women in local bodies in the state and women leadership has emerged.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that how easily people of Narsinghpur district did open defecation free, is appreciable. He said that similarly, gram panchayats of the district should be made addiction free. District should be made addiction free because addiction is a root of destruction. Making addiction free means that citizens should be away from all sorts of addictions. The Chief Minister said that liquor shops won't be allowed to open from April 1 in villages of Narmada banks.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that rules have been simplified to legalise all illegal colonies. Action will be taken against builders developing illegal colonies. No action will be taken against people living in these illegal colonies. The government is working in this direction. He said that every family will have pucca house by 2022 and arrangement will be made in this regard. If cities have shortage of land, poor will be given houses in multi storey buildings. Patta will be given to houseless persons.
CM Shri Chouhan urged the citizens present on the occasion to give good education to their children. He mentioned that fee of students who secure more than 85 percent marks in 12th board examination and pursue higher education in Engineering, Medical, Management, I.I.T., Nursing and Law will be borne by the state government. A provision of Rs. One thousand crore has been made in the budget in this regard.
Shri Chouhan further said that demands related to district put forth by the public representatives will be fulfilled after examining. He mentioned that a polytechnic college will be started from next academic session in Gadarwara. As demanded high schools will be upgraded into higher secondary schools. Electricity sub stations will be started. Moreover as per the requirement stop dams and roads will be constructed. Colleges will be opened at places where population is more as per the demand raised by urban bodies of the district. First installment of Rs. 50 lakh to each urban body will be released for development works. An amount of Rs. 52 crore 70 lakh will be approved for construction of 1366 houses in Gadarwara, he added.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste said that a remarkable progress has been made in the state which is being praised all over the world. Health facilities will be expanded as per the requirement of state and districts. All the possible help will be rendered by the Union Government for betterment of health services.
Minister Incharge Shri Rampal Singh stated that the state government has undertaken remarkable works in the interest of all the sections of the society which are being lauded in the country. He congratulated Narsinghpur district on becoming free of open defecation. He said that the citizens of the district left no stone unturned to fulfill their resolution, which they take once.
MP Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh said that development of district and state is the top priority of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. A provision of Rs. 400 to 500 crore has been made for development of Narsinghpur district in the state budget this time.
MLA Shri Govind Singh Patel attracted attention of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan on regional requirements. President Jila Panchayat said that two years'concerted efforts of the citizens of the district have made the district free from open defecation. He praised the contribution of people in this connection.
State Chief UNICEF Shri Micheal Juma also addressed the programme and appreciated the efforts of the citizens to make the district free from open defecation. Collector Dr. R.R. Bhonsle presented a report on the occasion. He mentioned that we will have to maintain intensive follow up till next one year after making the district free from open defecation.
CM Shri Chouhan Dedicates and Lays foundation of 47 Construction Works Worth Rs. 68 Crore
CM Shri Chouhan dedicated and laid foundation of 47 construction works worth Rs. 68 crore 2 lakh 57 thousand in Mukhyamantri Swachchata Samman Samaroh. He dedicated 11 works worth Rs. 18 crore 90 lakh 83 thousand and laid foundation of 36 works to be undertaken at a cost of Rs. 49 crore 11 lakh 74 thousand.
MLA Shri Jalam Singh Patel and Shri Sanjay Sharma, former vice chairman of Apex Bank Shri Kailash Soni, district cooperatives bank Chairman Shri Virendra Faujdar, district panchayat vice president Smt Sheela Devi Thakur, presidents of Janpad Panchayats and urban bodies, Sarpanch, motivators, members of monitoring committee and citizens were present.


Women Protection Centers To Be Established at Janpad Level
Bhopal:MMNN: March 9, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Women Protection Centers at Janpad level will be established. These centers will run by the state government with cooperation of NGOs. Land pattas will be given in women' names in future. He further mentioned that smart phones will be provided to the girls under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Yojna. Shri Chouhan was addressing the 15th Annual Conference of Narmada Mahila Sangh at Betul today. He announced to link all the groups of the sangh with National Livelihood Scheme and to give assistance of Rs. 40 crore for a period of 3 years.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that a bill for provision of capital punishment to culprits involved in heinous crimes with women will be presented in the assembly shortly. After getting the bill passed, it will be sent to the Union Government. He said that women will be made owner of movable and immovable property and efforts will be made to issue land pattas in the name of women. Shri Chouhan informed that the state government has made arrangements for medical treatment of women suffering from serious diseases. Medical treatment upto Rs. 2 lakh for normal diseases will be carried out from the State Diseases Assistance Fund.
Referring to the welfare schemes of the state government, Shri Chouhan said that fee of students of poor families who secure 85 percent marks in 12th board examination will be borne by the state government provided they got selected in P.M.T., P.E.T., Law, Nursing and Polytechnic. He further informed that an amount of Rs. One lakh 20 thousand for construction of house under Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna and Rs. 12 thousand for construction of toilet will be given to the beneficiary. Beside this, sum from MNREGA will be given if beneficiary does labour on its own.
CM Shri Chouhan told the Narmada Mahila Sangh to participate in group marriage scheme and for conducting a campaign to make villages addiction free. He said that a decision to close all the liquor shops in the radius of 5 k.m. of Narmada River has been taken. He appreciated the efforts of the sangh for forming 872 groups in 255 villages besides linking 11 thousand 836 families with the groups. Shri Chouhan lauded that sangh has conducted an effective campaign against the domestic violence. He informed that 4 thousand 500 women of Hoshangabad and Betul are linked to mulberry and silk works and they have formed a Satpura Silk Production Ltd. Company. Moreover, women have carried out an exemplary work beginning craft work independently. Shri Chouhan issued directives on the occasion to hold women' public hearing every month in Betul.
CM Shri Chouhan released folder prepared by Betul Police based on Sangani Programme. President Narmada Mahila Sangh Smt. Sewanti Bai also addressed the programme .
Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, MLA Shri Hemant Khandelwal and President Nagar Palika Shri Alkesh Arya were present in the programme.



Yatra Accorded Grand Welcome in Dewas District
Bhopal:MMNN: March 8, 2017

Narmada Seva Yatra was accorded welcome enthusiastically on reaching Dewas district. Yatra was welcomed with devotions by citizens in large number on its 87th day on entering village Kanad of Dewas district situated at the border of Khargone district. Yatra Incharge Shri Pradeep Pandey, Chairman Text Book Corporation and District Incharge of Yatra Shri Raisingh Sendhav, President Jila Panchayat Shri Narendra Singh Rajput, President Janpad Bagli Smt. Nirmala Kanthali, Shri Rajesh Yadav, Collector and SP beside Public Representatives and villagers in large number took part in the yatra.
Smt. Awasthi Held Kalash
Smt. Kiran Awasthi wife of Collector Shri Anshuman Awasthi held kalash on her head on entry of yatra in the district. Collector welcomed the yatra holding yatra's flag. MLA Shri Champalal Devda administered pledge to the people regarding Narmada conservation and protection of nature.
Yatra entered village Kanad with Enthusiasm
Yatra entered village Kanad of Khandwa district. An atmosphere of enthusiasm was prevailing in the village during the entry of yatra. Villagers performed a traditional tribal dance. Women holding kalashs on their heads participated and welcomed yatra singing songs. Guests carried out plantation of Pipal, Neem, bargad and other saplings at the shore of Kanad river.
People emerged in Large Number in Udaynagar
People emerged in large number when yatra reached Udaynagar. Villagers showered flowers on Narmada flag and Kalsh. Pooja was performed at Bazar Chowk with traditional rituals. Meal was served and saplings of Tulsi were gifted to all participated in seva yatra.
Welcome Accorded by Christian Community
Pooja of Narmada kalash was performed by Sister Lincy of Rani Maria Girls High School besides Sister Pushpa Maria, Sister Filcy, Sister Dina, Sister Alfona, Father Sanjay Grewal, Father Siamond, school's teachers and students when yatra entered Udaynagar. Kalash aarti was performed and yatra was welcomed showering flowers at various places.
Rangolis Made by Girls
Attractive rangolis were prepared by Palak Rathore of class 7 and Nisha Nagar of class 4 in village Bisali to welcome yatra on entering district. They said that they are very happy to see yatra in their area.
Tableau of Maa Narmada in Pandu Talaab
An attractive tableau of Maa Narmada was prepared in village Pandu Talaab. Vilagres welcomed yatra holding palash flowers. Students holding placard related to slogans on Narmada conservation were standing to welcome yatra.
Houses Decorated in Village
Houses in village were traditionally decorated during the yatra. Designs were made by plastering houses with yellow soil and cow dung. Also road were decorated with leaves.
Yatra moves ahead after covering Pandu Talaab, Bisali, Uday nagar and other villages after its entry in village Kanad.


Singapore to assist in Global Skill Park and Smart City Project Singapore Consulate General holds discussion with CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: March 8, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met the Singapore Consulate General Shri Ajit Singh and held a discussion on the future investment strategies. Shri Ajit Singh said that the states of India were developing a fast pace. Madhya Pradesh is the main progressive state.
The Chief Minister said that there are many possibilities of participation of Singapore's companies in various factors in the Global Skill Park and Smart City Project. He said that the state government is agreeing to taking assistance from Singapore to give training to officials on technical issues related to trade facilitation. It is noteworthy that Singapore is providing training of this kind to other states.
Shri Ajit Singh said that there are many possibilities of participation of companies and industries of Singapore in the development of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh resides in the heart of Singapore. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Singapore is also a 'friend country' of the state from the trade and commerce point of view. The participation of both in development will bring about positive results.
The Chief Minister said that there are several factors in the smart city project that need investment and technical guidance. Singapore can help Madhya Pradesh in this regard.
Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary Industries Shri Mohammed Suleiman, Principal Secretary Technical Education Smt. Kalpana Shrivastava were present on the occasion.



Gramoday Abhiyan to begin from April 14
Bhopal:MMNN: March 7, 2017

The statewide Gramoday Abhiyan for the socio-economic change of villages will begin from April 14 to May 31. A one-day Mahila Gram Sabha will also be organized during the Abhiyan in which subjects related to women and children will be discussed. Gram Sabhas focusing on agriculture and different beneficiary-based schemes will also be organized separately. Reviewing the preparations of the campaign Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the campaign should have an objective. During the campaign, the focus should be on doubling of agricultural income. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present at the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the farmers should be made aware of the roadmap for doubling the agricultural income during the campaign. The Krishi Rath should go to all the gram panchayats. Micro planning of implementation of the campaign is necessary. The farmers should be told about the works that can be undertaken in the agriculture and horticulture sector. He instructed that people's representatives should be included in the programmes. All ministers in charge should take part in the gram sabha at least thrice.
It was informed at the meeting that the campaign will start on April 14. Krishi Rath will go to the gram panchayats from April 15. Kisan Sabhas will be held in 313 development blocks and krishi melas will be held in 51 districts during the campaign. Schemes related to drinking water will also be included in the campaign. Benefits will be distributed to all beneficiaries in gram panchayats in the entire state from May 22 to 31 during the campaign.
Additional Chief Secretary Shri R.S. Julania, Commissioner Agricultural Production Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretaries to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri S.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura and Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Manoj Govil were also present.


Chief Minister Shri Chouhan Orders Probe into Shujalpur Rail Accident
Bhopal:MMNN: March 7, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today ordered a probe into the explosion in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Shujalpur. In addition, he also announced assistance to the injured victims.
CM Shri Chouhan instructed the Director General of Police and Forensic Science, STF and ATS officials along with their team to reach the accident spot immediately and probe into the incident. He announced financial aid of Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries and Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured victims. He instructed the officials to make proper arrangements for the treatment of the injured.
Extending his sympathies to the injured persons, Shri Chouhan wished them speedy recovery. It may be noted that a blast took place in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Shujalpur on Tuesday morning.



CM Shri Chouhan Honours Scientist Shri Kunhikrishnan with Vigyan Pratibha Samman
Bhopal:MMNN: March 6, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan honoured Director and Scientist of Satish Dhavan Space Center, Sriharikota Shri P. Kunhikrishnan with 2nd Vigyan Pratibha Samman today. It may be menioned that this award is being given by M.P. Council of Science and Technology and Vigyan Bharti since 2016.
CM Shri Chouhan greeting Shri Kunhikrishnan, said that the entire country feel pride of the feat achieved in the leadership of Shri Kunhikrishnan.
Science and spiritualism is one if pried deeply. He informed that Vaicharik Kumbh was organised in the state before the Simhastha and conptemplations were made on science and spiritualism. Referring to the contribution of Adi Shankracharya in cultural unity of India, Shri Chouhan mentioned that Vedanta Institute is being established in Omkareshwar based on the life and philosophy of Adi Shankracharya. He also informed about the world's biggest river conservation people's movement 'Narmada Seva Yatra'.
Scientist Shri Unhikrishnan appreciated the simplicity and cordiality of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. He also invited Shri Chouhan to attend the launching of Chandrayan 2018 expedition. It is to be highlighted that Shri Kunhikrishnan is the Mission Director ISRO which has set a world record by launching 104 satellite together .
Director General M.P. Council of Science and Technology Shri C.K. Patil, National General Secretary Vigyan Bharti Shri Jaikumar and others were present on the occasion.


CM with wife perform puja-archana at Shri Badhwale Ganesh temple
Bhopal:MMNN: March 6, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the Shri Badhwale Ganesh temple situated on the banks of Betwa river in Vidisha. He chanted the doha-choupai and took part in the Sundarkand path at the temple.
Havan
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan took part in the yagya at the Badhwale Ganesh temple along with his wife and performed the ritual of purnahuti.
Several people's representatives, elite citizens extended their best wishes to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan on his birthday. Minister in charge Shri Bhupendra Singh, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, State Minister for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Sagar MP Shri Laxmi Narayan Yadav, Vidisha MLA Shri Kalyan Singh Thakur, Chairman Nagar Palika Shri Mukesh Tandon, officials-employees and elite citizens offered bouquets to the Chief Minister on his birthday.
Community lunch (bhandara)
People's representatives, elite citizens and others took part in the bhandara organized at Shri Badhwale Ganesh temple on the occasion of Chief Minister's birthday. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan personally distributed Prasad to the kanyas.



Develop Narmada Seva Samiti as Sanskar Kendra
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 27, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Narmada Seva Samiti should inculcate Sanskars in people. He called upon people to extend their support in the construction of a society resolved towards drug-deaddiction, educated, save daughters campaign, cleansing and purifying Ma Narmada water, planting trees and conservation of water. Shri Chouhan was talking to Sehore district's people's representatives today at his residence while forming outline of public participation programmes for Narmada Seva Yatra during its visit to Sehore district.
Referring to his experiences during the Narmada Seva Yatra, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told about the amazing support extended by the local people to the yatra. He asked the people's representatives of Sehore district that they should present the best example of public movement during the Sehore visit. Every panchayat, village and person should contribute towards the yatra. Community participation is must be it as a cultural programme or games. He said that everyone should connect with the seva samitis without any financial, social, religious and political discrimination. All should be invited for the yatra with due respect. He informed that he would stay for a night with the Yatra during its nine-day visit to Sehore.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra was a unique attempt of river conservation in the world. There has been no other river anywhere in the world for the conservation of which such a vast population has come forward to participate in its conservation. People are emotionally connecting to the Yatra. They are coming forward in the service of Ma Narmada with full devotion. Common man, farmers, Sadhus, all are expressing their complete faith and dedication towards Ma Narmada. Farmers are filling the Sankalpa Patra to plant trees. Huge community lunches (bhandara) are being organised with people's cooperation. Even Sadhus have started talking about changing pujan methods.
He said that Ma Narmada is the lifeline of the state. Thirty percent of the state's population will get drinking water and 50 per cent will be able to avail irrigation facilities from Ma Narmada, hence it is important to raise the flow of Narmada water. Government is actively assisting the people in their efforts. Works related to the river conservation have been fixed after discussion with subject experts. The government is also supporting tree plantation. To ensure cleanliness of the water, changing rooms, visarjan kund, are being constructed in the ghats. Now the Narmada water will remain free of excreta and the dirty water of the cities will now be channeled out of the city through pipes. Treatment plants will be installed which will purify this water and use it for irrigating fields.
District in Charge, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh said that the message of 'Har Har Narmade, Ghar Ghar Narmade' should be publicized everywhere. Samitis and panchayats will be awarded for their outstanding contribution during the Yatra. The information about the programmes to be held through public participation, during the Narmada Seva Yatra's visit to Sehore from March 19 to March 28 was given by MARKFED Chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargav and BJP district president Shri Raghunath Bhati. The programme was also addressed by Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Shri Shiv Choubey. The Collector gave information about the administrative arrangements during the Yatra. Divisional Commissioner Shri Ajatshatru and a large number of people's representatives were present.


Newspapers Must Give Place to Creative Works Other Than Drawbacks
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 27, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today dedicated the restoration works of Press Club in Vidisha. State Minister Shri Suryaprakash Meena, MP Shri Lakshminarayan Yadav, Kurwai MLA Shri Veer Singh Pawar, Vidisha Municipal Chairman Shri Mukesh Tandon and District Panchayat President Shri Toran Singh Dangi were also present.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that journalists of Vidisha have added to the glory of the press even in adverse conditions. The contribution of photographers also cannot be ignored. He said that creative works also should be given place in newspapers apart from shortcomings. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the good works being undertaken in society should also be published prominently by the media so that others take inspiration from them. Shri Chouhan said that Vidisha Press Club is the state's first press club where there is stay arrangement for journalists at the district level.
On the demand for a separate colony for journalists, the Chief Minister said that after inspection of a suitable place, arrangements will be made for a residential colony for journalists. He expressed his agreement at giving a place to journalists and their families under the Mukhya Mantri Teerth Darshan Yojana. Earlier senior journalist Shri Brijendra Pandey and Shri Atul Shah also addressed the gathering.
Vidisha Press Club President Shri Bharat Rajput expressed his gratitude to those who have extended their financial assistance in the restoration works of the Press Club.
The Press Club President presented shawls and shreephals to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and other guests.
Meeting Hall dedicated
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the newly constructed Meeting Hall of Vidisha Nagar Palika.
Kanara Ground Inspected
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inspected the Kanara ground, he said that the ground should be kept secure for cricket only so that the Ranji Trophy match can be easily organised here in future.
Shri Chouhan advised making use of the land marked separately for Indoor Stadium in Vidisha. Canara Cricket Club Secretary Shri Sandeep Singh Dongar informed about the work undertaken for restoration and pavilion for Kanara ground.



Minister Dr. Shejwar Participates in Yatra on 75th Day in Dhar District
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 25, 2017

Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar along with wife participated in 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva yatra on its 75th day in Koteshwar of Dhar district. He performed Aarti of Maa Narmada and undertook plantation. Chairman Child Protection Commission Shri Raghvendra Sharma, Former MLA Shri Mukamsingh Kirade, villagers and devotees in large number were present on the occasion.
Jan-Sanvad programmes were held at Nisarpur and Kadmal during the yatra. A short play was staged by the students of Nisarpur village focusing cleanliness and to prevent Narmada river from pollution. Jan-Sanvad focusing organic farming held at village Kadmal.
Minister Dr. Shejwar said that Yatra has been started by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for conservation of lifeline Maa Narmada. The yatra started on last December 11 from Amarkantak will culminate at Amarkantak on May 11. He further mentioned that this yatra has become an example of river conservation in the entire world.
Dr. Shejwar further stated that Maa Narmada is the foundation of our life. It provides water for electricity, drinking and irrigation. Our faith and beliefs are attached to it. He said that it is our responsibility to save Maa Narmada from pollution and to conserve it. We are fortunate for getting an opportunity to serve Maa Narmada, he added.
Moreover, Dr. Shejwar shed light on establishment of sewage treatment plants in big cities and towns to prevent Maa Narmada from pollution, plantation schemes on both the banks of river, to quit open defecation, construction of toilets in houses, construction of Muktidhams and schemes related to construction of separate kunds for idols and poojan material immersion. He also informed that no liquor shops will be opened in the radius of 5.5 k.m on both the banks of Narmada River. Dr. Shejwar also administered pledge to the villagers towards de-addiction and Beti Bachao.
Jan-Sanvad on Organic farming
Information in detail was given by agriculture experts on the ill effects towrads use of chemical fertlisers in village Kadmal. Farmers were told to adopt organic farming. Chairman Child Protection Commission Shri Raghvendra Sharma also expressed his views. Shri Mukamsingh Kirade in local dialect explained the issues in detail related to Narmada River conservation.
Plantation was carried out by the guests in Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Memorial Forest in Nisarpur. Giving warm reception to the yatra, Kalash yatra was set out at Nisarpur, Kadmal, Chikhalda and Khaparkheda.


PR Minister Dr. Mishra Gives Blessings in Group Marriage Ceremony at Badoni
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 25, 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Afairs Dr. Narottam Mishra blessed newly wedded couples in Group Marriage Ceremony of Kushwaha Community at Nagar Parishad Badoni of district Datia.
Praying for happy and prosperous married life of the couples, Dr. Mishra said that this unique programme of the community is worth exemplary. He garlanded the statue of Jayoti Ba Rao Phule. Moreover, Dr. Mishra also presented gift of house hold items to the newly wedded couples.
Shivratri Mahotsav
Dr. Mishra participated in Shivratri Mahotsav reaching Agro Solvad . He performed Pooja -Archana and Abhishek of Lord Shiva in Shiva Temple. Later on, Dr. Shejwar participated in T-20 cricket tournament at Badoni triangle.



Community Claims of Forest Areas to be Examined
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 24, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the community claims of forest Areas will be examined. State government does not want any eligible beneficiary to remain deprived of the benefits of the government schemes. Gramoday Abhiyan will be organised from April 14 to May 31. The campaihgn aims at benefitting each and every villager.
He said the Forest Rights pattas have been given to 2.32 lakh families. The claims will be re-examined so as to ensure that no beneficiary is denied the benefits. Shri Chouhan was addressing the training programme of Ekta Parishad at Gandhi Bhavan premises today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the state is probably the first state where all have residential land. Multi-storeyed buildings will be made available for residential purpose taking into account the less land availability in urban areas. He said that pattas have been given to people who have been staying at the same place for long. More than five lakh people have been benefitted in the last one year. This work will continue till all do not get pattas. In this connection a law will also be brought in the Vidhan Sabha session.
He said that decision to grant representation to voluntary organisations in the Land-Rights Commission will be considered. He laid stress on the right to land besides importance of education. He gave information about the scheme for payment of fees for higher education to brilliant students by the government. He said that houses will be made available to five lakh families this year.
Coordinator Ekta Parishad Shri O.Rajagopal extended his congratulations on the formation of the Lok Seva Guarantee Kanoon, Land Commission and Happiness Department. It was informed at the meeting that heads of Parishads of 20 districts are taking part in the training programme.


Chief Minister Shri Chouhan performs Aarti of mother Narmada in Koteshwar
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 24, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shiivraj Singh Chouhan performed evening Aarti of mother Narmada at village Koteshwaar with Bhajan singer Sushri Anuradha Podwal. After the Aarti, the Chief Minister administered resolution to devotees for serving mother Narmada. Sushri Anuradha Podwal presented Bhajans based on 'Narmadashthak'.
Shri Chouhan listened Bhajans presented by Sushri Anuradha Podwal and himself presented a Bhajan on the devotees' demand. The Chief Minister performed puja at ancient Lord Shiva Temple and prayed for happiness in the state. After Aarti, addressing the people, the Chief Minister appreciated villages for giving donation of over Rs one crore for Ghat construction.
They were present
Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, Member of Parliament Smt Savitri Thakure, MLA Smt Ranjana Baghel, Smt Neena Verma, Shri Velsingh Bhuria, Shri Kalusingh Patel Vice-Chairman of Jan Abhiyan Parishad, Shri Pradip Pandey, Shri Shiv Chobey, Narmada Seva Yatra In-Charge Shri Vishnudutta Sharma, 1008 Shri Ayodhyadas Ji Maharaj and devotees were present.



Indore Gets Gift of Small Passport Service Center
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 23, 2017

A big gift was presented to 15 districts of Indore and Ujjain divisions in the form of small Passport services center at Indore today. Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the passport center. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presided over the programme. Union Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. V.K. Singh was present on the occasion as a special guest. Passport services center has started functioning immediately after its inauguration. Most awaited demand of Malvanchal is fulfilled through establishment of this center. This center will facilitate benefit to the applicants of 15 districts. Every day 100 appointments will be issued in the beginning and later on appointments will be increased according to the demand. Center has been made to process 600 to 700 applications. This small center will function like passport service center and after examining the application, approval process will be completed in a single working day.
Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan said that establishment of center is a good result of constant efforts. She mentioned that Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj has played an important role for establishing this center. Also initiative is being taken to make Indore Airport an International Airport. Long awaited demand of the citizens has been fulfilled by establishing small passport center at Indore.
CM Shri Chouhan expressed gratitude towards the Union Government besides Lok Sabha Speaker for the center. He mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is getting new facilities with the efforts of the Union Government. He further mentioned that Passport center at Bhopal was established in 1978 with the efforts of the Shri Atal Bihari Bajpai when he was Union Minister for External Affairs. After a long interval, the small passport center has been established at Indore with the efforts of the Union Government. CM Shri Chouhan informed that Union Government has decided to open passport centers at Jabalpur, Gwalior, Satna and Vidisha of Madhya Pradesh. Efforts will be made to open such centers in other cities of the state too. All possible support will be provided by the state government to establish these centers. Expansion of passport service centers is the need of the hour, he added.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. V.K. Singh stated that passport service is an important requirement of the common citizens. Efforts are being made towards expansion of passport service centers to fulfill the need. New passport centers in big numbers are being opened. Passport service centers at Jabalpur, Gwalior, Vidisha and Satna will be opened in the form of pilot project. Also efforts are being undertaken to render passport services through main post offices of the districts. Passport service has been made in public interest by bringing transparency in the works of passport services. Work related to passport is being made totally online and the time period has been reduced drastically for obtaining a passport.
Secretary Union Ministry for External Affairs Shri Gyaneshwar Muley informed that only 6 to 7 crore of people possess passport in the entire country at present. One to One crore 25 lakh passports annually are being made in the country. Work to make passport is being carried out on Saturday and Sunday also.
Smt. Sumitra Mahajan and other guests handed over a key of the house constructed by Indore Development Authority as symbolic to the wife of Martyr late Shri Gyaneshwar Nagar on the occasion.
The guests inaugurated the center cutting ribbon. They inspected the building and apprised themselves about the services available for the citizens. Mayor Smt. Malini Gour, President Jila Panchayat Sushri Kavita Patidar, Chairman Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani, MLAs Shri Sudershan Gupta, Shri Mahendra Hardiya and Shri Manoj Patel graced the occasion.


Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan to be Organised Twice in a Year
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 23, 2017

From now on the Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan will be organised twice in a year, once during admission time and second time in the middle of the academic session. Special Shiksha Gram Sabha will be organised in all villages under the Gramoday Abhiyan. On the same day, Ward Shiksha Sabha will be organised in the cities.
These decisions were taken during a review meeting taken by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today. School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, State Minister for School Education Shri Deepak Joshi and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present during the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issued instructions at the meeting to pay special attention to the training of teachers. Suggestions should be taken from the teachers to improve quality of education. Those who have extended their support in the Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan will be thanked. All ministers and MLAs should adopt one school each under the Abhiyan. He said he will go to any one school twice every month. Inspiring books with good literature should be made available in the schools.
Bal Sabhas in schools must be made multipurpose and annual function celebrations should be organised in all the schools. School Management Committee meetings must be held regularly. People should be persuaded to connect with their schools.
It was informed that one lakh 92 thousand 260 volunteers visited the schools under the Mil-Banche Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan on February 18. Several volunteers gave books and other related material to the schools. The School Education Department has chalked out a plan to rope in these volunteers for the assistance in extra-curricular activities.
Material worth Rs 3 crore 21 lakh has been acquired by the schools under the Vidyalaya Uphaar Yojana. Among those who were present at the meeting were Principal Secretary duo to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Varnawal and Shri S.K. Mishra, Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gaud Mukherji and departmental officers.



Conservation of Lifeline Maa Narmada is Must
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 22, 2017

'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra on its 72nd day entered village Kawda of Dhar district from Alirajpur today. Yatra was welcomed by Minister incharge of Dhar district Shri Antar Singh Arya and Former Minister and MLA Smt. Ranjana Baghel. Moreover the Yatra was accorded grand welcome by large number of men and women at the border of Dhar district. Yatra started from its destination place reached village Rampur and Jalwat. A tribal dance group of Bhil tribals in colourful attires was leading the yatra.
Minister incharge of district Shri Antar Singh Arya was holding the Narmada flag and MLA Smt. Ranjana Baghel was holding the kalash. Addressing the Jan-Sanvad at village Kawda, Shri Arya said that Narmada seva yatra is being conducted with an objective to create awareness among the people towards Narmada River. Participation of all is must in this. This will keep Maa Narmada clean and pious.
Smt. Ranjana Baghel mentioned that Maa Narmada is our life line. Beside us Maa Narmada also take care of animals and birds of the state. Therefore, it is our responsibility to conserve Maa Narmada necessarily. Narmada river must not be exploited. This yatra is a public welfare yatra. All the sections of the society beside Sant-Mahatmas, Seers and devotees are taking part in this yatra, she added.
Emphasis was laid on adoption of organic farming during Jan-Sanvad held at village Jalwat. Day by day increase in use of chemical fertilisers is reducing the land fertility. Hence, in this situation we should adopt our traditional method of farming. This was suggested by the officers of the agriculture department.
Chief of Core Group of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Amit Shah shed light in detail on the objectives of Narmada seva yatra. Pledge towards environment conservation, organic farming, to make village free of open defecation, to undertake fruits and umbrageous plantation and to keep Maa Narmada clean and pious was administered to the villagers by the Yatra Incharge Shri B.D. Sharma.
President Janpad Panchayat Shri Jaideep Patel, Vice President Jila Panchayat Shri Kalyan Singh, Former MLA Shri Mukam Singh Kirade, Shri Manish Bhargava, Shri Suresh Soni and villagers in large number were present on the occasion. Yatra will cover its next destinations Dekcha, Jamda and Dharmrai on February 22.


PR minister Dr. Mishra condoles demise of senior journalist Shri A.P. Gupta
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 22, 2017

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs minister Dr. Narottam Mishra condoled the demise of senior journalist Shri Ayodhya Prasad Gupta. Shri Ayodhya Prasad Gupta passed away on Monday.
Minister Dr. Mishra said that Shri Ayodhya Prasad Gupta did memorable work for news agency Press Trust of India and different newspapers.
Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra prayed to God to rest peace to late Shri Gupta and give strength to his family members to bear this grief.



Prime Minister Shri Modi on Short Visit to Khajuraho
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 21, 2017

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reached Khajuraho on a short visit today. He was welcomed at the Khajuraho air base by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Minister of State (independent charge) for Backward Class and Minority Welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav, designated Minister in waiting by the State government, with bouquet.
Prime Minister Shri Modi reached Khajuraho air base at 11 in the morning from where he proceeded to Urai (Uttar Pradesh) by helicopter.
Among those who were present were MP Shri Virendra Khatik, MLAs Sarvashri Manvendra Singh, R.D. Prajapati, Smt. Rekha Yadav and Pushpendranath Pathak, Bundelkhand Development Authority deputy chairman Shri Vijay Bahadur Singh Bundela, District Panchayat President Shri Rajesh Prajapati, Shri Pushpendra Pratap Singh, Nagar Palika Chairman Smt. Archana Singh and other public representatives.
Prime Minister Shri Modi was welcomed by I.G. Shri Satish Kumar Saxena, D.I.G. Shri K.C Jain, Collector Shri Ramesh Bhandari, Superintendent of Police Shri Lalit Shakyvar and other administrative officials.


Yatra carries message for river cleanliness and conservation
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 21, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the prime objective of Narmada Seva Yatra is to spread message to every person for river conservation, cleanliness and environment protection. He said that the yatra has achieved its success and awareness has been brought for river conservation across the state along with people living in both banks of Narmada river. Shri Chouhan was addressing Jan Samvad programme during 'Namami Devi Narmade' - Seva Yatra today in village Chhaktala of Alirajpur district.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the campaign is for enriching the ancient river and lifeline of the state. It was necessary for success of the campaign that there should be public participation. Narmada river has given everything to the state. In ancient scriptures, Narmada has been described holy river like Ganga. This is giving salvation and life. He said that because of tree felling on the banks of the river, seepage has stopped in the river which used to be from trees there. We all will have to contribute for its protection and conservation.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that trees providing shadow and fruits will be planted on both the sides of the river in one km radius. The farmers, who will plant fruit-bearing trees on private land, will be given Rs 20,000 financial help. Three years after when the trees will provide fruits, fruits routes will be developed. Toilets are being constructed in each house in villages on the banks of Narmada for making river banks holy and cleaned. Treatment plants are being installed to curb flow of drainage water. Liquor shops located in five km area from Narmada bank will be closed down after March 31. Steps will be taken for prohibition in entire state. He administered resolution for de-addiction completely and called upon village masses not to cause dirt in Narmada river. Crematorium would be constructed for last rites to be carried out in Narmada river. Changing rooms will be constructed at each Ghat on the Narmada river.
Referring 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padao' campaign, the Chief Minister said that legal provision will be made for capital punishment to accused involved in atrocities with girls. The government will make efforts in this regard.
Patanjali School to be Opened in Alirajpur District
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said that a Patanjali school will be opened in Alirajpur district in which 2 thousand children will be given admissions. Also products of farmers who wish to establish aloe vera, anvala (gooseberry) and herbal plants will be purchased by the Patanjali. Baba Ramdev said that addiction is the root cause of destruction. Addiction destroys human body. He also taught merits of yoga from the dais to the citizens present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan announced to bring Narmada water through pipeline in village Chhaktala. He said that renovation of Kajal Mata Mandir which is a center of faith and devotion will be carried out. Also beautification of mandir will be undertaken. Shri Chouhan begun Jan-Sanvad programme with Kanya Poojan. He performed poojan by washing feet of the girls on the occasion.
Earlier to this, CM Shri Chouhan along with his wife participated in Narmada Seva Yatra at village Chhaktala. Smt. Sadhna Singh was holding Narmada kalash and Shri Chouhan was holding Narmada flag. Baba Ramdev, Jain Muni Lokesh Muni, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Shri B.D. Sharma, MLAs Shri Nagar Singh Chouhan and Shri Madhav Singh Dabar were present in the yatra.
Citizens, women and children in large numbers of Maharashtra and Gujarat borderline Boorma, Kavda, Gaampur, Jalbath villages and Sondwa tahsil of Madhya Pradesh were present in village Chhktala. 'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra was accorded grand welcome at Bhopaliya, Kathwad, Madhu Pallavi and Silota villages. The next destination of yatra is village Umrali.



Poor Families do not take Loan Now for Marriage of their Daughters
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 20, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah Yojna is proved successful to eliminate social evils and to solemnise marriages of daughters of poor families. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Group Marriage Function and dedication programme of developemnt works at Sendhwa of Badwani district today. He gave blessings to 1151 newly wedded couples and dedicated development works costing Rs. 29 crore 13 lakh on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan said that Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah yojna has been appreciated in the entire country and it has been adopted by other states. This proved the worthiness and significance of the scheme. He mentioned that poor families do not take loan now for marriages of their daughters.
Shri Chouhan gave blessings to 25 newly wedded Muslim Couples and to other 1126 newly wedded couples whose marriages are performed under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah Yojna. Moreover, Shri Chouhan presented a mango sapling to each groom and a sapling of Guava to each bride. He also dedicated 13 development works costing Rs. 29 lakh during the programme.
Shri Chouhan dedicated Civil Hospital building worth Rs. 5 crore, Government Polytechnic College building costing Rs. 7 crore 87 lakh, administrative building of Sendhwa Municipality costing Rs. 2 crore, 30 bed Varla Hospital building built at a cost of Rs. 2 crore 8 lakh and Sub Health Centres of Umarti, Pajriya, Vinayiki, Kalikundi, Dhamariya and Dhawda built at cost of Rs. 20 lakh each. Moreover Shri Chouhan dedicated Pisnaval Barrage worth Rs. 4 crore 7 lakh Naktirani Barrage costing Rs. 3 crore 91 lakh and Thigli Barrage built at a cost of Rs. 3 crore 81 lakh. This Barrage will facilitate irrigation on 790 hectare land of this area. Furthermore Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of 132/33 k.v.a elctricity sub-center to be built at Shahpura.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made several announcements on demand of Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Antarsingh Arya. These announcements include starting college in Balwadi from next academic session, to release Rs. 5 crore for Sendhwa Municipality separately, construction of rest house in Sendhwa town, provision of irrigation facility through lift irrigation from Narmada river wherever possible in the district, construction of boundary wall of Dushhera ground Sendhwa, construction of barrages on rivers of Sonkhedi, Dugani, Rojanimaal and Mehatgaon, upgradation of Sendhwa Middle School no. 3 to High School, construction of culverts at Jhopal, Goi-Nihali road, Sendhwa-Varla road, Kolki to Solwan road, culvert on Goi river in Ghudchaal, on Sirvale Kharak river, on Dugani river and on Dhavli Tanda river, starting of girls high schools in Dhanora and Balwadi, upgradation of Malvan High school to Higher secondary school and constructionof 33/11 k.v. electricity subcenters in Dhavli and Gwadi.
MP and State President B.J.P. Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Antarsingh Arya, Chairman M.P. Housing and Infrastructure Development Board Shri Krishna Murari Moghe, MP Shri Subhash Patel and MLA Shri Diwan singh were present in the programme.


Adopting Good Qualities Makes A Person Noble
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 20, 2017

Students of Government Sanjay Gandhi Middle School had the opportunity to learn their lesson through poems, maths and enjoyed listening to educative stories with morals when the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the school as a teacher on Saturday. He not only narrated inspiring stories but also solved their problems in Mathematics.
Through his teaching he not only generated a feeling of confidence among the students but also the energy and enthusiasm to do the best in life. He taught them the lesson of how to become devoted to the nation and grow up as responsible citizens.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan spent nearly one and a half hour teaching the children. He mixed up easily with the children and gave them big lessons through his small examples which generated enthusiasm among them. Shri Chouhan reached the school and played the role of a teacher brilliantly under the statewide Mil-Banche Campaign, so as to create understanding and will among the children to study earnestly. The Government Sanjay Gandhi Middle School is the same school where Shri Chouhan attained education from Class VI to VIII. Inspiring the students, the Chief Minister said that adopting good qualities in one's life make you a great and a noble person.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children that education is the most effective medium to keep one's point with utmost understanding and in an impressive manner. He explained the importance of one's hold on language and education in building one's life through examples of his own student life. He not only told the children about the importance of obeying one's guru but also narrated the story of Aaruni's gurubhakti and inspiring incidents related to Chandrashekhar Azad who laid down his life for the country. He told to the children inspiring incidents related to the life of Mahatma Gandhi and Yudhishthir who are known to have always followed the path of truth.
Chilren Learn Lesson on Patriotism
Chief Minister made the children read out stories from their textbooks and discussed the morals behind it. He filled the children with the emotions of love for the country through 'Pushpa ki Abhilasha'. He reminded them about the freedom fighters who struggled for the independence of the country and the martyrs who laid down their lives in the process. He inspired them to construct the India of their dreams.
Shri Chouhan explained to the children how confidence was the basis of one's personality. Never hesitate to tell the truth. The Chief Minister also had a question-answer session with the children. He encouraged them to respect one's elders, parents and gurus. He stressed on the need to make continuous efforts to overcome one's weakness. Citing his own example he told the children how he feared the subject Mathematics. He said that he spoke very slowly. He expressed his gratitude to his teachers who helped him overcome his shortcomings.
Chief Minister Listens to Children's Stories
The Chief Minister made the children read the chapters from their textbooks as intended under the Mil-Banche Campaign. Gauravi Vishwakarma, a student, read the story of Rammo and Kallo. Deepu Malviya read out the life of Shivaji while a Class II student Santosh said the prayer. During the prayer, Shri Chouhan said God should always be remembered. He said that the whole world is controlled by one Supreme power and we remember this Supreme power by different names. He asked student Deepak Bhadouria to add, student Santoshi to subtract and Priyanka to solve a multiplication sum. He listened to stories narrated by the children in order to refine their art of conversation so that they learn from inspirational incidents. He also made the morals behind the stories clear. Student Nitin, through his story of parrots gave the moral not to learn anything by cramming and mugging up like parrots. Class VI student Suhani Rajoria narrated a story about a youth's who laid down his life to save the lives of others.
Children Should Make Efforts to Become Better
Shri Chouhan called upon the children to make efforts to attain knowledge to serve the country and the world. He urged them to live such a life that their parents, teachers and country are proud of them. He urged them to make attempts to smoothen their good qualities and strive to improve. Citing his own example he said that he would go on education tours from school, he would always try to assist other students and teachers and he continued to move forward with such feelings.
Develop good qualities in life
He said that a personality with cleanliness, truth, respect and love has an aura. He said whatever good you read you should try to adopt in life. Always strive to improve by working to remove your shortcomings. He said to the children to consider the entire world as one family and work towards their welfare as per Indian culture. This is mine, this is yours, this is not the right way of thinking. Dharma means good things and Adharma is all that is evil and wrong. This is why Indian culture says Dharma always wins and Adharma is destroyed.
The Chief Minister released the school magazine Navankur and gave away gifts to the children. The vote of thanks was proposed by the school cabinet prime minister Priyanka Kumhare.
People from all classes participated in the Mil-Banche programme which was held to increase knowledge and the understanding about language among students. More than two lakh people of every walk of life were taught one lakh, 12 thousand 73 primary and middle schools of the state under this statewide programme. Among those who took part in the programme include ministers, MLAs, public representatives, officials, social workers, retired officers, engineers, doctors, former students and people from all walks of life.



Revenue Minister Shri Gupta Participates in Seva Yatra in Badwani District
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 18, 2017

Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Umashankar Gupta participated in 'Namami Devi Narmade'-Seva Yatra on 69th day of yatra in Badwani district. Shri Gupta reached village Pipri on Friday morning and after performing pooja archana of Narmada kalash and flag joined yatra accompanied by several seva yatris.
Moreover Shri Gupta accompanied by local representatives, administrative officers, seva yatris administered pledge to the devotees at Pipri and Bagud villages for their cooperation towards Narmada river conservation, to undertake plantation to conserve environment and de-addiction.
Badwani Should be Known for Horticulture
Yatris, Narmada kalash and flag were accorded remarkable welcome in villages. Villagers offering sugarcane and other fruits juice produced locally welcomed the yatris. Minister Shri Gupta said that a dense fruit plantation will be carried out in one k.m. strip of these villages situated on the bank of River Narmada and Badwani district will be known among the future generation as horticulture district. On one hand farmers will become prosper on the other water, forest and land on the banks of Maa Narmada will be conserved.
Minister Shri Gupta Planted Fruit Saplings
During the seva yatra, Shri Gupta together with plantation guests and yatris undertook fruits plantation on the land of farmers beside Narmada Parikarma Path and at village Pipri. He planted guava and coconut saplings on the occasion.
Chairman Women Commssion also participates in Narmada Parikarma
Chairman State Women Commission Smt. Lata Vankhede and Member Smt. Surya Chouhan also took part in Narmada Seva yatra at village Bagud on Friday.
These were present in Seva Yatra
MP Shri Subhash Patel, Vice President Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Ranchhod Patel and villagers in large number participated in the yatra.


State Govt. will make every effort, that is needed to removed difficulties of poor
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 18, 2017

Finance minister Shri Jayant Mallaiya said that the state government will make every effort that is needed to remove difficulties of poor class. He said that state government has given special attention on education to children. State government will avail loan without interest for study. Finance minister Shri Mallaiya was distributing LPG connections under Pradhanmantri Ujjawala Yojana in village Khajri of Damoh district today.
Finance minister Shri Mallaiya said that LPG connections are being distributed to 1.82 lakh beneficiaries in Damoh district. Finance minister Shri Mallaiya distributed 30 LPG connections in village Khajri. The Finance Minister said that state government is providing LPG connections to five crore beneficiaries of poor class under Ujjawala Yojana across the country. Finance minister said that residential patta (right) will be given to every eligible person in the district.
State government is fast working on scheme to provide house to every person by the year 2022. Shri Mallaiya informed villagers about Mukhyamantri Swasthya Seva Shivir to be held on February 20 in Damoh. He said that renowned medical experts will present in the camp. Facility for treatment to cancer, kidney and heart patients will be given in the camp. The Finance Minister dedicated two cement-concrete roads in the village.
Participated in Youth Parliament
Finance Minister Shri Jayant Mallaiya and Member of Parliament Shri Prahlad Patel today participated in Youth Parliament in Government PG College, Damoh. Pt Kunjilal Dubey Sansdiya Vidyapeeth, Bhopal organised the parliament. Finance Minister said that youth parliament is the future parliament of the country. Youths will get information about governing system through parliamentary process. He appreciated the programme.



Budget Session an Opportunity to Showcase Government Works
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 17, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Vidhan Sabha budget session was the appropriate opportunity to make public aware of public welfare and development works.
He said that the Parliament was also made aware of the achievements of the government through the different modes of Vidhan Sabha. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the preparations of the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha budget session at the Mantralaya today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Vidhan Sabha decided the accountability of the government. Complete information with utmost seriousness and care should be made available to the Vidhan Sabha. All information should be sent within the time limit.
Information should include facts and analysis. He directed to ensure that the bills to be presented in the forthcoming session in the Vidhan Sabha should be presented within the prescribed time limit.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed the preparations after a discussion with principal secretaries of 50 departments. He reviewed department wise pending zero-hour, questions obtained, assurance and clauses of the accounts committee.


Target to provide Water through Nal-Jal to Each House
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 17, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that water will be provided to each house of the state through Nal-Jal (Pipeline). Roadmap must be prepared for this. He directed the officials to initiate action making time table. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the Public Health Engineering department at Mantralaya today. Minister for Public Helath Engineering Sushri Kusum Mehdele and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present in the meeting.
CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that works should be completed within time limit. Transparency and quality must be maintained in the working process. He directed the officials to undertake tender works making time table under the surface water supply schemes. Keeping in view the ensuing summer season, he emphasised need on advance arrangements for supply of potable water. Shri Chouhan further said that survey regarding potable water difficulties and water sources should be conducted.
He directed to review the potable water projects in floride affected areas. Moreover CM Shri Chouhan congratulated the department to became first in redressing the grievances received on CM helpline.
It is informed in the meeting that an action plan has been prepared to solve the potable water problems for less rain affected areas. Solar schemes of tap water (Nal Jal) will be implemented in areas situated at heights and hilly regions. Availability of spare parts and riser pipes have been enusred, special mobile team to maintain hand pumps and a grievances redressal cell has been formed.
New 8 thousand hand pumps will be installed from April to June months in the current year. An amount of Rs. 1200 crore will be spent on rural potable water programme. Moreover, ongoing 20 group water schemes will be completed by March 2018. Six schemes worth Rs. One thousand 211 crore and 9 schemes costing Rs. 4,512 crore with financial assistance of NABARD and N.D.B. respectively are proposed to be implemented.



CM Shri Chouhan Along with Wife performs Aaarti of Maa Narmada
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 16, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed sandhya aarti of Maa Narmada, along with his wife in village Mohipura of Badwani district. Bhajan singer Shri Anoop Jalota was also present on this occasion.
The Chief Minister administered pledge for service of Maa Narmada to devotees. After aarti, Sadhvi Pragya Bharati aand Shri Anoop Jalota presented bhajans on Narmadasthak.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan paid tributes to Mahantgiri Shri Amurtanand at his samadhi place and prayed for happiness in the state by performing puja at ancient Lord Shiva temple
Chief Minister appreciates fountain show and kakar fire show
The Chief Minister appreciated fountain show in which over 1000 gas baloons were flown in the air and presentation of fire show demonstrating the shape of 'Namami Devi Narmade'.
Chief Minister gives Neg to girls
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave neg (donation) to girls depicting the Maa Narmada.


Water Transportation to begin in 100 km distance in Narmada river
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 16, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that water transportation will be started in 100 km distance in Narmada River. He said that liquor shops located in five km radius from Narmada banks will be closed down after March 31. Shri Chouhan said that vehicles to be used for illegal sand excavation will be confiscated now. Shri Chouhan was addressing Jan Samvad programme in village Mohipura of Badwani district today during Namami Devi Narmade Seva Yatra. With his wife, he received the yatra and welcomed the Yatris.
Chhattisgarh Bhora Girl and Community Member will also Participate in Yatra
The Chief Minister felicitated Sushri Neha Parvin, who arrived from Chhattisgarh. The girl of Bohra community is participating in the Yatra along with her society people, taking the 'Dhwaj' and 'Kalash'.
Animal Husbandry and Environment Minister, Shri Antar Singh Arya, Member of Parliament Shri Subhash Patel, Chairman of Scheduled Caste Commission and Yatra in-charge, Shri Bhupendra Arya, water expert from Maharashtra Shri Suresh Khatapurkar, Dr. Subodh Sharma of Nepal, MLA Shri Devi Singh Patel, citizens and public representatives were present in the programme.
Underlining the importance of Narmada river, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Narmada river is heart line of the country. This is life stream of culture. Many civilizations and cultures originated on the banks of the river. Mother Narmada covers 1000 km distance after originating from Amarkantak and till its culmination in the Arabian Sea. 39 rivers out of its 41 tributaries are in borders of Madhya Pradesh. Around 30 percent population of Madhya Pradesh resides on the banks of this river. He said that's why it is responsibility of all that we protect the mother Narmada and make it pollution-free with its expansion and conserve it for next generation.
CM said that the Yatra, aiming at protection and cleanliness of the river has now become a public movement. The efforts to convey importance of trees are becoming successful. People now understand that we should not defecate in open and adopt 'save girl-educate them' theme. Shri Chouhan said that plantation on both sides of the river will not only clean the air but it will give source of additional income. He said that resolution for prohibition administered in Jan Samvad programme, has wide impact. Decision has been taken to ban plastic bags. Shri Chouhan said that Rs 20,000 per hectare grant for three years and 40 percent assistance in cost will be given for plantation on farmers' land in one km distance from the river's bank. He said that like milk route, fruit routes will be developed and the government will provide subsidy for this.
The Chief Minister said that water is being supplied to every farm of farmers in Badwani district through canal. He said that Badwani district will become 'Bagwani' district further. The Chief Minister participated in the yatra in Mohipura before this programme and performed Maha-Aarti on the mother Narmada's bank. Chairman of Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Chobey also addressed the programme.
The Yatra was resumed from village Lohara of Badwani district today and reached Mohipura, passing through Kirmohi, Keshavpura and other villages. People welcomed the Yatra by showering flowers.



Metro Mirror - Forward India Forum and Deeshanjali celebrated Valentine's Day at ApnaGhar
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 15, 2017

Metro Mirror, Forward India Forum & Deeshanjali members celebrated Valentine's Day at the ApnaGhar oldage Home. On this occassion the inmates cut the cake and Biscuit packets were distributed.

Mrs. Madhuri Mishra who founded and managing the ApnaGhar introduced the inmates and some of the inmates recited poems and done Acting to propose the elder Woman. The inmates include the Judge and a doctor abandoned by their family.

Mrs. Mishra told to MetroMirror, "we enjoy the company of elderly people and live as a big family. My husband, daughter and Bahu all help me to manage the ApnaGhar".
Dr. Anoop Swarup and Mr. Shiv Harsh Suhalka presented a shawl to Mrs. Mishra as a token of respect to her efforts to keep the inmates hapy and healthy.
On this occasion Deeshanjali founder Mr. Vijay Patidar, Mr. Vikas Saxena and the Volunteers were present.


Approval to Four Irrigation Projects of State
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 15, 2017

Cabinet meeting held at Pachmarhi under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave approval to four irrigation projects of 18 thousand 360 hectare area. Beside this approval was given to Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity project to reduce distance and to provide better approach road to facilitate market, health centres, education centres and industrial area etc. to the rural population.
While giving approval to irrigation projects, cabinet has given administrative sanction of Rs. 310.03 crore to Chhitakhudri Medium Irrigation Project of Jabalpur. This will facilitate irrigation on 8920 hectare area. Similarly, approval of Rs. 69 crore was given for Koteshwar (Imlipada) Minor irrigation project of Ratlam to increase irrigation capacity on 1995 hectare area.
Moreover, approval of Rs. 162 crore was given for Kaith Medium irrigation project of Sagar. This will provide irrigation facility on 5135 hectare area. Twenty one villages of Rahli block of Sagar district will be benefitted by this project . Administrative sanction of Rs. 104 crore was provided for Bhavsa medium irrigation project of Burhanpur to increase irrigation facility on 2310 hectare area. These four irrigation projects will increase irrigation capacity on a total 18 thousand 360 hectare area in the state.
Furthermore, the cabinet has given approval to upgrade 10 thousand k.m. roads into tar roads from the roads constructed under the Mukhyamantri Rural Road project and approval for construction of 510 k.m. new roads for which 505 million U.S. dollars assistance received from the World bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment bank.
The condition has been laid with this project that 5 thousand population must be benefitted on the basis of census 2011 and 50 percent distance must be reduced to facilitate market, health centres, education centers and industral area to the villagers of the last point of the new roads. The project will be implemented by Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority. The project will be completed within two years .


State Tops in Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 15, 2017

Out of 74 thousand 915 kilometres rural roads approved under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), about 63 thousand 212 kilometres roads have been completed. An expenditure of Rs 17 thousand 432 crores out of approved funds of Rs 22 thousand 871 crores was incurred. Madhya Pradesh tops the list in implementation of the scheme as per the status of expenditure incurred, among other states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar.
Under this scheme, the approval of roads was obtained with the help of ADB. ADB appreciated and awarded the state in 'Rural Road Project' for construction and good quality of roads. The state was honoured at the national level with the 'CIDC Vishwakarma Award 2016' for maintenance of these roads constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. This maintenance policy has been lauded at the national level.
The state government is making use of the plastic waste that is harmful for the environment in the construction of the roads. The state is playing an important role in keeping the state free from plastic waste through its successful experiment under the Swachch Bharat Mission. So far 800 tonnes of plastic waste has been made use of in the construction of nearly 1600 kilometre road.
The state government acquired an approval of Rs 19 thousand 362 crores for the construction of 15 thousand 424 roads (61 thousand 235 kms long) in the last 11 years (April 2005 to March 2016) under the Pradhan Mantri Sadak Yojana. Roads have been constructed for all eligible settlements selected with a view to provide connectivity to settlements with 250 populace, under the guidelines for implementation of the scheme in 88 development blocks included in the Schedule- 5 out of 313 development blocks of the state. A large number of people belonging to the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and backward class community have been benefited.
The roads constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana have facilitated the villagers from health, education, trade and particularly agricultural point of view. The agriculturists are now able to sell his agricultural produce directly at the Krishi Upaj Mandi and is benefiting from it. This has provided relief from mediators and also put a check on migration of the rural public to a great extent. The construction of these roads has made the life of the villagers easier besides improving their standard of living and making them economically developed.



Simhastha Has Influenced Entire World
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 14, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed the Simhastha Seva Samman awards at his residence today. He honoured total 174 persons including political leaders and officers for Simhastha works on the stage. He presented medals to all of them.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Simhastha event has left and indelible imprint on the entire world. It is appreciated all over, the credit of which goes to political leaders and all small and big officers and employees. They have given their best performance and contribution in whatever responsibility they were entrusted with. He said that the Simhastha-2016 was an amazing event in which eight crore devotees participated compared to an estimated five crore devotees. The event was magnificent and outstanding. He mentioned the various challenged faced in organizing the event. The event was a huge success owing to the best performance of each and every member of the team. Mentioning the natural calamity during the event, he said that it was indeed astonishing that the arrangements were rearranged at a fast pace. The structure of basic facilities created in Ujjain is amazing. He said that social acceptance of good work is a must. This programme was organized only to highlight the government's gesture.
Narmada Seva Yatries also Honoured
The Chief Minister said that people connected to the Narmada Seva Yatra will also be honoured. He also stressed on the need to honour the best performers of various departments. He called upon the state team to continue working with the same dedication to make the state the best in the world.
Urban Administration Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh said that the world saw a unique confluence of service, dedication, faith and religion in Simhastha 2016. When the state's head assists as a worker, then even calamities can be overcome which is apparent from the success of Simhastha. He congratulated all those honoured on the occasion.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav, Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Simhastha Central committe Chairman Shri Makhan Singh, Shri Divakar Natu, Shri Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and former Chief Secretary Antony de Sa was also present on the occasion.


Complete Process of Formation of New Missions Within a Week
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 14, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued instructions to officials to give final shape to all the seven missions that are to be constituted. He has instructed them to complete the administrative process of the formation of these missions, to fix their targets and to prepare a road map for obtaining it.
Shri Chouhan spoke to officials at his residence about finalizing the Youth Empowerment Mission, Health Mission, Housing Mission, Agro-Forestry Mission, Micro Irrigation Mission, Narmada Seva Mission and Cashless Mission. He instructed officials that they should give final shape to the missions and make required provisions in the budget. He said that the missions were aimed at giving development and public welfare works the shape of a campaign. This will ensure that the work will be completed on time.
Talking about the Narmada Seva Mission on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the Narmada Seva Yatra has helped to successfully change the mentality of people. He witnessed this change in person on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti when people did not flow the pujan material and flowers etc. in the Narmada water and refrained from using plastic. He issued instructions to prepare the road map to fullfil the objectives of the yatra before May 11. He also said that preparations should be made to plant trees on the same day on Omkar Mountains in Omkareshwar and Amarkantak mountains in July. A meeting of Narmada Seva Samitis of villages from where the Yatra has already passed should be taken and they should be given targets.
On the Micro Irrigation Mission, Shri Chouhan said that this mission will change the scenario of farming. It will raise the income of farmers. On the occasion it was informed that the Youth Empowerment Mission aimed at economic empowerment of youth through sel f-employment and employment. The aim of Health Mission is to reduce the child and mother death rates and control malnutrition. The Agro-Forestry Mission will work in the direction of raising the income of the farmers.
Give Final Shape to Priority Works
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issued instructions to give final shape to priority works of the government in the prescribed time limit. These works include Medhavi Chhatra Yojana, land allotment to homeless, connecting all villages by road by the end of 2018, making employment and placement portal, starting Deendayal Rasoi, empowerment of women self-help groups and linking citizen services to mobile apps etc.
Greetings on cheap solar electricity
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan congratulated officials for the fixation of cheapest rate of solar energy of the world's biggest Ultra Mega Solar project set up in Rewa. He congratulated the New and Renewable Energy Department for the solar energy rate of Rs 2 and 97 paise per unit which is the cheapest rate in the country. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh gave the information about the tender process of fixing the solar electricity rates.
Among those present at the meeting were Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri P.C. Meena, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Narmada Valley Development Shri Rajnish Vaishya and Principal Secretary Public Health, Urban Administration, Irrigation, Industry etc.



Example of Social Harmony Witnessed During Narmada Seva Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 13, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that unique examples of social harmony were witnessed at the places which were covered till date during the Narmada Seva Yatra. He said that yatra was started by the state government but the society has brought honour to it in the real sense. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme at village Navdatoudi situated on Narmada bank near Kasrawad of Khargone district during the 'Namami Devi Narmade'- Seva yatra today.
He also walked four kilometer with the yatra. It is to be highlighted that women hockey team also accompanied CM Shri Chouhan in the yatra. Around 75 thousand devotees took part in the yatra today. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava was present on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan stated that the Indian daughters have brought laurel and have established prestige in the world in the field of hockey. He announced a cash reward of Rs. 25 lakh increasing the amount by Rs. 2 lakh. Narmada sanitation campaign was lauded by the Indian women hockey captain Sushri Sushila Chanu which bagged gold medal at Singapore.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Narmada seva yatra is the biggest river conservation campaign of the world. The yatra has been supported by Film Actor Shri Amitabh Bachchan and Play back singer Sushri Lata Mangeshkar. Moreover, the yatra is getting support from abroad also. He further said that plantation is not only the responsibility of the state government but it is the responsibility of society too. Plantation will be carried out on private and government land in one k.m. radius on both the banks of Narmada River.
An amount of Rs. 20 thousand per hectare for three years will be provided to the farmer who undertake plantation at his land. Moreover, water treatment plants will be established in the cities located on the banks of River Narmada. Water after treatment will be provided to the farmers for irrigation. Shri Chouhan said that contractors indulge in illegal sale of liquor will not be spared. He said that action will be initiated to impose ban on sale of liquor in the state with this campaign. Shri Chouhan administered pledge towards Narmada River conservation on the occasion.
CM Shri Chouhan Lauded Social Harmony
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan appreciated the social harmony during the Jan-Sanvad programme. He said that people of all the religions are together sitting on the dais. This is a good tradition. Shri Chouhan said that it is a matter of pride that people of different religions are bearing one day expenses in public welfare. Religious Heads of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian community participated in the yatra.


Record Set to Benefit Over 12 Lakh Beneficiaries under Government Schemes in Single Day
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 13, 2017

Probably first time in the country and in the history of the state, a record has been set to benefit 12 lakh 68 thousand eligible beneficiaries under the government schemes in a single day during the Nagar Uday Abhiyan on February 8. Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh has informed that on this day, programmes were organised under the Nagar Uday Abhiyan conducted from December 25 to February 5, 2017 in which the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Cabinet Members handed over the sanctioned letters of government schemes to the beneficiaries.
Smt. Maya Singh further mentioned that Nagar Uday Abhiyan was conducted with an objective to evaluate the services given by the urban bodies beside identification of each beneficiary of the government schemes for urban areas. Besides this, the aim was to reach out to the beneficiaries to provide them the benefits of the schemes. Six thousand 28 teams were formed in the state for this and evaluation regarding need of beneficiaries and urban bodies was carried out through 7 thousand 286 ward meetings.
A total of 2 lakh 6 thousand were benefited in Shahdol division during the campaign. Similarly, One lakh 71 thousand beneficiaries in Jabalpur division, 80 thousand in Ujjain division, 2 lakh 88 thousand in Bhopal, Narmadapuram division, One lakh 52 thousand in Sagar division, One lakh 80 thousand in Indore division and One lakh 71 thousand in Gwalior division were benefited.
Under the campaign, 22 thousand 885 beneficiaries in Handcart and Rickshaw Puller scheme, 19 thousand 472 in Street Vendors Welfare scheme, 5 thousand 29 in Kesh Shilpi (barber) Welfare Scheme, 44 thousand 439 in Urban Domestic Women Workers Welfare scheme, 2 lakh 80 thousand 461 in Housing schemes for urban poor, 7,558 in Ladli Laxmi yojna, 7,245 in Mukhyamantri Urban Swa-Rozgar scheme, 28 thousand 885 in Mukhyamantri Arthik Kalyan scheme, 1806 in Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah-Nikah scheme, 48 thousand 605 in Mukhyamantri Bhavan Karmkaar Kalyan Mandal scheme, 26 thousand 990 in Lok Seva Praday Guarantee Act, 7,222 in School Chale Hum abhiyan, 3,215 in Mukhyamantri Prasuti Sahayta yojna, 39 thousand 477 in Social Security Pension scheme and 17 thousand 5 names were included in the poverty line beside 688 eligible beneficiaries under Mukhyamantri Bal Hridaya scheme. Also pattas to 15 thousand 936 beneficiaries, personal toilet possession letter to 3 lakh 29 thousand 151 and approval letter to 45 thousand 528 beneficiaries were distributed in Atal pension yojna.
Works have been carried out on all the aspects for over all development under the campaign. Under this for livelihood of urban poor, urban potable water, urban sanitation and solid waste management, urban sewage, establishment of green area, road and infrastructure development, housing for urban poor, urban transport, fire brigade services, e and mobile governance, financial and administrative urban reforms, smart city, skill development education and process to amend the law to provide ownership rights to the citizens is being started.
Moreover, under the campaign an amount of Rs. 30 thousand crore has been approved for schemes under the various schemes of urban development. Under these, Rs. 6191 crore 49 lakh for urban potable water augmentation scheme for 200 civic bodies, Rs. 3227 crore 86 lakh for sewerage project of 40 urban bodies, Rs. 1640 crore for sanitation towards solid waste management in 6 clusters, Rs. 1963 crore for smart city projects of Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur, Rs. 1599 crore 80 lakh for construction of 2 lakh 35 thousand residential units in 105 civic bodies, Rs. 450 crore for 2100 buses in 20 cities' cluster under hub and spoke model in urban transport, Rs. 1107 crore to 378 urban bodies under the second phase of Chief Minister infrastructure development programme and Rs. 26 crore for e- nagar palika and automated building plan approval system under the city development scheme have been approved.



Yatra welcomed in Khargone district on 61st day with plantation in one hectare
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 11, 2017

The 'Namami Devi Narmade' - Seva Yatra that covered 1200 km distance so far was welcomed in Khargone district on its 61st day and plantation was carried out in one hectare land to mark its arrival there. Minister of State for horticulture and Food Processing (independent charge) Shri Suryaprakash Meena received the Yatra. Shri Meena planted saplings of guava, lemon and neem.
After departure from Omkareshwar of Khandwa district, the Yatra reached Alibujurg, passing through Thapna and Motakkamafi. Women and men welcomed the yatra while queuing-up in one km distance on the border of Khargone district.
In Jan-Samvad held in Alibujurg, Minister of State Shri Meena said that the resolution taken during the yatra, cannot be fulfilled without support of the people. He underlined a need to carry out plantation on both sides of the Narmada river in one km distance from the banks. Shri Meena informed that liquor shops won't be allowed to run in five km radius.
Treatment plants will be set up in cities situated on the river's banks. Shri Meena said that drinking water supply and irrigation is made on 35 percent part of Madhya Pradesh through Narmada river water. Power production is being generated through dams constructed on Narmada river. He said that the yatra will culminate on May 11 but efforts would continue to fulfill resolution even after it. Only then, flow in Narmada river will be maintained.
Minister of state Shri Meena said that maintain sacredness of Narmada Kalash. Resolution was administered for plantation on banks of Narmada in all villages, cleanliness, discourage use of chemical fertilisers and pesticide, adopt bio-farming, save girl child and educate them, de-addiction and maintain purity in Narmada river.
MLA Shri Hitendra Singh Solanki said that it is responsibility of all to maintain sacredness of the river. Vice-chairman of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradip Pandey informed about objectives of the yatra. Yatra reached Tonksar from Alibujurg. Jan-samvad was held after kanya-pujan in Tonksar. Seers and villagers were present during the programme.


Narmada Yatra Becomes a Public Movement
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 11, 2017

When a good thought takes the form of a movement, people from every class, every religion start connecting to it. By reviving our culture and tradition, the effort of this generation to connect the significance of this yatra to public awareness is in itself a movement. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan's attempt to connect people and make them understand the importance of trees by giving the movement of conservation and cleanliness of Narmada River the form of a movement seems to be a success. Not only this but the "Namami Devi Narmade"-Seva Yatra is also successful in making the public aware of important issues like cleanliness in the villages, stopping the practise of defecating in the open and beti bachao-beti padhao. This Yatra is compelling people to consider constructing toilets in their houses and saving Narmada from pollution. Planting trees in a large number on the banks will not only provide a pure environment but will also become a source of additional income. The Chief Minister has announced that a grant of Rs 20 thousand per hectare for planting of trees will be given to farmers who have land within one kilometre radius of the river bank, for three years. They will also be given 40 per cent of the cost incurred on tree plantation as assistance. Apart from this, fruit routes like milk route will be made for which government will grant subsidy.
Sewage Treatment Plant will be built so that the river does not get polluted. Toilets will be constructed in every house, taps will be installed in every house under Nal-Jal Yojana and arrangement will be made for Muktidham and Pujan Kund.
The Narmada Yatra has been successful in spreading the message against social malpractices. The Yatra has successfully connected people in the resolve towards drug deaddiction, ban on use of plastic bags, purification campaign of Narmada river and calling women to come forward against liquor.
Rivers are the lifelines for human society. So the society will have to come forward to conserve rivers. The campaign to free the Narmada river from pollution is in the true sense a campaign to connect nature with humans.
"Namami Devi Narmade"-Seva Yatra entered Khargone district via Khapna and Mortakka village from Omkareshwar in Khandwa district on February 10, State Minister (Independent charge) for Horticulture and Food Processing Shri Suryaprakash Meena along with villagers welcomed the yatra at Aalibujurg village in Khargone district.



State to be best in river conservation
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 8, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today redressed problems of 12 applicants on the spot in Samadhan online at Mantralaya. He issued instructions to take punitive action against 14 persons for dereliction towards duties.
Volunteers to be associated With Each School
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that response Narmada Seva Yatra is getting is unprecedented. To expand it further, Narmada Seva Mission has been constituted in which forests, revenue departments and Narmada valley development authority have been included. Collector should lead it. Up-yatra should be taken out from other districts apart from districts of Narmada Region. The state has to be made the best in river conservation. Efforts would be made soon for conservation of other rivers. He said that one volunteer should be associated with each school under 'Mil Banche' Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan. It should be ensured. Residents of a ward should participate in programmes under Nagar Uday Abhiyan. He issued instructions to focus on diversion work. With issuing instructions for taking strict action in illegal excavation, Shri Chouhan asked districts located Narmada banks and monitor illegal excavation and to submit weekly report. He greeted collector, Panna, for taking action against illegal mining.
Discussion on law and order
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan discussed law and order with officers of police administration. He said that inspector general of police should continue visit their jurisdiction area. He said that strict action should be taken against mafia. Police action should be such that criminals be either in jail or forced to leave the state. Criminals should face tough action. He said that naxalism should not be allowed to spread in the state. Officers of border districts were asked to take action, making inter-state coordination. Expressing concern over crimes related with women, he said that daughters are like deity. Their dishonour won't be tolerated. The top priority should be given to action against habitual offender and those who are having perverted mentality.
He reviewed separately cases received under Samadhan online and took stock of progress and execution on previous Samadhan online. Instructions were issued to suspend joint director, industries, for lackluster in case of previous Samadhan online.
Problems redressed
The Chief Minister expressed anguish over delay in payment of scholarship to third year student of BBA, Kumari Ruchi Chhabra , Indore, in Samadhan online. He gave a cheque of Rs 10,000 to the students from assistance fund, along with scholarship. He asked chief secretary to take action against those who are responsible for delay in scholarship payment. In case of Mayo College not giving mark-sheet and scholarship to paramedical student Shri Ashok Kumar Lodhi of Bhopal, the chief minister asked collector to take action against responsible college management for the delay.
Stern Action will be taken Against Bank Officers
CM Shri Chouhan issued directives to the Senior Bank Officers to initiate strict action against bank officers during the Samadhan Online today. Action will be taken against Branch Manager State Bank of India-Rajgarh branch and Officers of regional office of Narmada Regional Rural Bank in case of irregularities in Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar Yojna and loan distribution work of Antavyasayi Cooperative Societies.
It may be mentioned that a loan of Rs. 3 lakh was sanctioned and sent to the S.B.I Biaora branch for centering work of Shri Hemant of Rajgarh district by the Jila Antavyasayi Cooperative Development Society. The branch manager has told the applicant to fix deposit Rs. 50 thousand to get the loan released. CM Shri Chouhan expressing displeasure over the case has told the bank senior officers to initiate action against the branch manager. Senior Officers of the bank have assured that strict action will be taken against the branch manager Shri Avinash Mishra.
Moreover assurance was given by the Regional Manager of the Narmada Regional Rural bank for stern action against the officers of the regional office. The action will be initiated in the case for not providing subsidy to Shri Vikas Shrivastava of district Dhar who has received loan under the Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar. The Regional Manager informed that a total of Rs. 15 thousand including subsidy amount and interest on delay has been paid to the applicant.
Marks sheets and scholarship amount were provided to the students in the programme. Directives to take strict disciplinary action to suspend the Principal Shri Subhash Jaiswal and the then Principal Smt. Gita Tiwari of Government Girls Higher Secondary School was given in case related to non receipt of scholarship and cycle by student Ku. Priya Sen of Umaria district. Collector has immediately provided the cycle to the student. Commissioner Labour Welfare has been told to initiate action within one month in case of Bidi labourer Smt. Umarani, who has not received the second installment under the Awas yojna. Moreover, action to remove Shri Rajesh Shroti from the post of Gram Rozgar Sahayak and to suspend secretary Shri Ravishankar Patel in case of irregularities in boundary construction in agriculture field and toilet construction in Gram Panchayat Pamali - Janpad Panchayat Sohagpur of Hoshangabad district, to stop salary increment of Assistant Development Expansion Officer Shri Amol Singh Jharia and to initiate action under section 40, 92 against Sarpanch was taken. Also directives to terminate the contractual services of sub engineer Shri Anil Saxena and to recover the expenses incurred from sarpanch and secretary in case of irregularities in construction of well installation of Shri Devilal Lodh resident of village Hirapur were issued. Also directives were issued regarding suspension of assistant grade -3 Shri Tekchandra Bunkar, to remove Shri Shivnarayan tailor a daily wager from the post and to take strict disciplinary action against Chief Municipal Officer Neemuch and Assistant Estate Officer for delay in mutation case of Shri Satyanarayan Patidar of district Neemuch. In case of delay in registering F.I.R. regarding Smt. Mullo Bai's husband death due to electric current at agriculture field, instruction were given to suspend assistant sub inspector Raisen Shri Jagdish Tomar. CM Shri Chouhan expressed displeasure over state government orders neglected by the banks under the Swarozgar Schemes. He directed the Chief Secretary to hold discussions with the banks in this regard.


Prepare Action Plan to Increase Micro Irrigation Area for Horticulture Crops
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 8, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivarj Singh Chouhan gave directives to prepare an action plan to increase micro irrigation area for horticulture crops. Undertake fruit plantation work on top priority over One lakh hectare area on both the banks of Narmada River. Regarding expansion of vegetable area, prepare schemes as per the demand and supply so that farmers do not incur losses. CM Shri Chouhan was reviewing the Hortilculture and Food Processing department here today. Minister of State for Horticulture and Food Processing Shri Suryaprakash Meena and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present in the meeting.
CM Shri Chouhan reviewing the departmental schemes said that contract farming should be encouraged to protect farmers from loss due to rise and fall in market rates. Make efforts to encourage food processing in horticulture crops. Moreover prepare a strategy to increase the production of horticulture crops which has demand in country and abroad beside scope in market. Encourage drip and sprinkler irrigation system for horticulture crops and make better training arrangements for departmental staff.
It is informed in the meeting that all the approvals have been made online in the department which can be viewed on the portal. Fruit routes and clusters have been made including 2490 villages by the department. Payment of grant in all the schemes is being deposited directly in the beneficiary's bank account. Also 7753 beneficiaries under different schemes were taken on tour of the successful areas. 5 model clusters have been developed by the department including tomatoes in Shivpuri district, vegetables in Chhindwara, potatoes and carrots in Indore and potatoes cluster in Dewas district. Scheme has been prepared to develop fruit parks at private land in One k.m. radius on both the banks of Narmada River. Furthermore, 22 experts have been included in the list to provide technical advice to the farmers. Under the Prime Minister Agriculture Irrigation scheme, drip and sprinkler irrigation arrangements have been made on 41 thousand 713 hectare area. In the current financial year, 8120 onion warehouses and 70 cold stores have been constructed for post yield management. Centre of Excellence in citrus fruit category at district Shajapur and Center of Excellence for Floriculture at Sehore have been approved.
Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Shri P.S. Meena, Principal Secretary Horticulture Shri Ashok Varnval and other departmental officers were present in the meeting.



Every poor family in state to have its own pucca house
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 7, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that every poor family in the state will be given patta (land right) for residential land and his house would be constructed under State Government scheme. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a public meeting in Ojhapurva of Rewa district. President of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad Shrimath Baghambari Gaddi Bade Hanuman Triveni Bandh Prayag, Allahabad, Mahant Narendra Giri Shri Maharaj and Chief Minister's Wife Smt. Sadhna Singh were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the programme is the best example as per policy of Happiness Department of the state government. Guru Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj has given a house constructing to his disciple Shivek Mishra. He said that the state government has made efforts that every person should have happy, peaceful and prosperous life. The mind does not get happiness from post and wealth; the happiness is in giving support, cooperate and make effort for comfort for the one who have nothing. Madhya Pradesh government has started efforts in this regard by constitution of Department of Happiness. Handing over certificate to Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj from department of happiness, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the seer has given a marvelous house to his poor disciple. That's why Madhya Pradesh government is felicitating him.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the government has removed all hurdles in getting primary, middle, secondary and higher education for students. A student of poor financial background needs not to be worried for fee to pursue higher education. The Chief Minister said that the government has concerned for employment of every youth. He said that the target has been set to settle 7.5 lakh youths in self employment next year. The government will provide loan to youths and the government will take the responsibility for its easy return.
The Chief Minister announced to upgrade middle school to high school in the village. He said that a health centre will be opened in the area. The Chief Minister said health check up camps are being organised in district so that every ill person can get proper treatment. State government will extend help for treatment of serious diseases.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan called upon saints and public gathered there to participate in Narmada Seva Yatra so that cleanliness and level of water in all rivers including Narmada can be maintained.
Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj also addressed the programme. He said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan had made good arrangements during Simhastha in Ujjain. Mahant Ji said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will also get a place in heart of every saint and mahatma. He enhanced the respect to every family by participating in 'grih pravesh' programme of a poor person. The Chief Minister presented a appreciation letter, memento and a copy of Ramayan from Department of Happiness to Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj. The chief minister was feted on the occasion.



60 MLD Water Supply Scheme for Pithampur Industrial Area
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 7, 2017

Narmada-Kshipra link project has been linked to village Simrol- Pithampur of district Dhar. Under the project works to supply 60 MLD water after treatment to Pithampur Industrial area are under progress.
Similarly, provision to supply 60 percent water to Knowledge City Park (Vikram Udhyogpuri)-Ujjain and 40 percent to Educational Institutions from 11 MLD water through Narmada-Kshipra link has been made. Moreover, a scheme has been made to supply 20 MLD water to Dewas Industrial Area from this project. Works are under progress in this project which are being carried out by Commerce and Industry department.



Affection and love are core of humanity
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 6, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that affection and love are core of humanity. By making happy each other, empire of love should be established. Shri Chouhan was addressing Catholic Bishops' Conference as a chief guest today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that feel of happiness is base of the life. Wealth, post and prestige are not base of the happiness. Happiness is derived from removing other's pain, providing water to thirsty persona and making literate to illiterate. State government has introduced Anandam programme for that. Things more than the needed, are kept there. Needy people can get them. It provides us happiness of completing each other's needed and giving donation.
The Chief Minister said that limit of family is based on expansion of the consciousness. All beings are family in Indian culture. Rivers and mountains are part of our family. If rivers exist, the culture will continue. With this feeling, campaign of Narmada river conversation is being run in the state. He said that person living on the land of the state will become owner of the land. Law is being framed for this. Talent won't be affected due to shortage of fund, the state government will provide fee of talented students for admission in prestigious educational institutes. A scheme has been formed for it. People of financially weaker sections are being provided wheat, rice and salt at Rupee one kg.
Archbishop Mumbai Shri Oswald Gracias informed about outline of the conference. Total 130 Bishops participated in the 29th conference. The brainstorming will help in development of entire society along with Catholic families. He said that Madhya Pradesh has become the peaceful state under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Huge development has taken place in state. He greeted for state's further moving on the path of peace and development with fast pace.
Archbishop of Bhopal Shri Leo Cornelio delivered welcome speech and appreciated the state government for following religion of serving human. He greeted for successfully conducting different schemes for welfare of poor. He said that he participated in the Yatra started for Narmada river conservation and was highly influenced for the structure and concerns for the Yatra.
On the occasion Chief Minister Shri Chouhan released coffee table book of Bhopal diocese. The Chief Minister was welcomed by presenting shawl and memento. Students of Saint Joseph Convent School presented prayer dance in the programme.
Archbishop Ranchi Shri TP Toppo, Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Chairman of State Civil Supplies Corporation Dr Hitesh Vajpayee, different religions, heads and Catholic Bishops, priests and religious people were present there.



Cent Per cent Survey of Hail storm-Affected Crops
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 6, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the State Government has taken the decision to construct the Chambal Express-way to connect the lifeline of development of people of Bhind, Morena and Sheopur area of Chambal division. With the construction of this Express-way, industrial development of the ravines area in Chambal region would also become easier. The express-way will connect Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Shri Chouhan said that cent per cent survey of the hail-affected crops will be conducted following which relief amounts will be made available. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing hail storm-affected farmers at Girgaon in Bhind district today.
The Chief Minister said the crops of Morena, Gwalior, Datia and Shivpuri have also been affected. These regions will also be covered in the survey and the affected farmers will be compensated. He said those farmers who have got their crops insured, they will obtain 25 per cent amount after primary estimation and later they be provided the full payment. The government will monitor the entire operation. Those farmers who have not got their crops insured the government will compensate them. Those farmers who have suffered more than 50 per cent loss, government will provide financial assistance of Rs 25 thousand for the marriage of their daughters. Besides, loan recovery of the hail storm affected farmers will be postponed, and the government will compensate for the interest payable on the loan. Farmers will be provided loan for fertilizers and seeds on zero per cent for their forthcoming crops.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the government is with the farmers in this hour of crisis owing to hailstorm and unseasonal rains. The losses of crops are being estimated promptly and farmers will be provided relief amounts very soon. He instructed the district administration to conduct the survey of the crops with full honesty and sensitivity. The list of affected villagers will be made pested at gram panchayat so that the farmers can see the loss they have suffered. In case the farmers have any objection they can get their field surveyed again. He said that 73 villages were affected by hail storm in Bhind district.
Shri Chouhan said that apart from Bhind, Ater, national highways have already been announced in Mihona, Kanawar and Daboh regions. Chambal Bridge is being constructed in Ater area of Chambal region. He said that with the construction of the Chambal Express-way the entire Chambal region will be linked to the mainstream. With the development of transportation in the region, new dimensions will be added in industries, dairy development and agriculture sector in Chambal region.
CM Inspected Affected Crops of Farmers
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inspected the mustard crop in the fields of farmers Shri Dataram, Shri Jawan Singh and Shri Mangal Singh. Consoling the farmers he said that he was with them in this hour of crisis.
Minister of State for Narmada Valley Development (Independent charge) Shri Lal Singh Arya said that the Chief Minister has always been concerned with the farmers' woes. He said that hail storm affected crops survey being done by visiting each field in Gohad. Once the survey is over, relief amounts will be made available to the farmers.
Rajya Sabha MP Shri Prabhat Jha, local MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, MLAs Shri Narendra Singh Kushwaha and Shri Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi, state vice president Shri Arvind Singh Bhadouria, villagers and farmers in a large number were also present on the occassion.



CM, Cabinet Members Perform Maa Narmada Aarti at Hanuvantia
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 4, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan accompanied by his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan and members of the Cabinet performed the aarti of Maa Narmada on the banks of the Narmada in Hanuvantia in Khandwa district at 12 p.m. on Friday, on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti.
The Chief Minister administered the resolve to conserve the Narmada and other rivers, to plant saplings on the banks of the Narmada, make efforts to maintain cleanliness and to check pollution. The Chief Minister and his Cabinet members performed abhishek and pujan and sang the Narmadashtak.
Among those present on the occasion included Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava, Forest Minister Shri Gaurishankar Shejwar, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiyya, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya, Labour Minister Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, State Minister for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, State Minister for Tourism Shri Surendra Patwa, State Minister for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya, State Minister for Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi, Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Shri Tapan Bhoumik, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and other senior administrative officers.



20 Newly Wedded Couples Participate in Narmada Seva Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 4, 2017

'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra was joined by new yatris at Khandwa district today. Narmada Seva Yatra set out today in the presence of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan joined by 20 newly wedded couples. They started their family life performing Maa Narmada's Aarti along with the CM Shri Chouhan.
It may be mentioned that Narmada seva yatra reached Hanuvantiya today. Marriage of 20 couples was solemnised in the group marriage ceremony in the nearby Mundi area. The newly wedded couples took pledge that they will participate in Narmada seva yatra for Narmada River conservation and they will start their family life with Aarti of MAA Narmada. The newly wedded couples joined seva yatra started from village Purni and walk along with the yatra 2 kilometer to reach Hanuvantiya. They performed Narmada Aarti along with CM Shri Chouhan. If they are to be believed, this was the fortunate moment for them to start their new family life from the lap of Maa Narmada.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan blessed the newly wedded couples and greeted for their happy married life. Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan beside members of the cabinet and devotees in large number were present on the occasion.



CM Shri Chouhan Participates in Narmada Seva Yatra at Sant Singaji of Khandwa
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 3, 2017

'Namami Devi Narmade' Seva Yatra set out from Charkheda of Khandwa district of East Nimar reached village Sant Singaji on its 54th day covering Selda, Maandla, Sahelja and Guradiya villages. All the necessary arrangements have been made by the district administration for night halt here. All are aware about Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan's attachments towards Maa Narmada and faith towards saints. CM Shri Chouhan along with his wife reached Samadhi Sthal of Sant Singaji to participate in yatra. He paid floral tribute at Samadhi and participated in Jan-Sanvad programme.
CM Shri Chouhan told villagers that Narmada River is a life line of Madhya Pradesh. Narmada river is our mother. All the people of the state are in her shelter. He further said that we all have to undertake plentiful fruit plantation on both the banks of Narmada River. Shri Chouhan also urged the people to keep Narmada River clean and not immerse poojan material in it. Do not use plastic items, he added. Moreover he said that a public movement will be conducted for de-addiction. Shri Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra has transformed into a public movement to make Narmada River clean and pure.
Aarti of Maa Narmade
CM Shri Chouhan performed Sandhya Aarti at the bank of Narmada River. Villagers also participated in group aarti. Moreover bhajans focusing Maa Narmada were presented by bhajan mandlis at Sant Singaji Samadhi Sthal followed by Narmada acclamation. Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, MP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Vice Chairman Pashudhan Sanvardhan Board Shri Santosh Joshi were present in the programme.



Increase No. of N.C.C. Cadets to Prepare Patriots
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 3, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that there is need to increase number of cadets in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) to prepare disciplined, patriots and conscientious citizens for the state and the country. State government is working on a work plan for this along with the National Cadet Corps Directorate.
Shri Chouhan was addressing a felicitation ceremony organized for National Cadet Corps cadets at the CM House here today. These cadets participated in the Republic Day camp 2017 and secured the fifth position at the All India level. 118 cadets chosen by the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh National Cadet Corps Directorate include cadets from the two states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The Chief Minister presented the CM flag and trophy to Raipur group for acquiring the first position in all activities.
The Chief Minister said that the government will meet the expenses incurred on the education of talented and bright children. He said that bright students should get the opportunity to exhibit their talents. Students learn the lesson of patriotism through the N.C.C and National Service Scheme. They work to shape the future. He said that daughters should also actively take part in the N.C.C. wholeheartedly. They have been given 33 per cent reservation in government services.
Felicitation of Cadets
The Chief Minister felicitated cadets who stood first in various activities. He also felicitated Saroj Boriwal, Balika Cadet Anudeshak, Air Squadron cadet Sunidhi Chouhan, Naval Squadron cadet Varun Goswami and R and Squadron cadet Anil Jain for best performance. This year the Junior FIFA Football World Cup-2017 is being organized in India. Keeping this in mind, the Chief Minister presented the cadets with one football each to encourage the game of football.
It is noteworthy that there has been widespread expansion of N.C.C. in the state in which there are 80 thousand cadets out of which 53 thousand are boys and 26 thousand are girls. N.C.C activities are being carried out in 558 schools and 299 colleges.
N.C.C. cadets have obtained significant achievements in the year 2016-17. They bagged the fifth position in the New Delhi Republic Day camp, sixth position in the Nau Sainik camp, eighth position in the Vayu Sainik camp and fifth position in the national games. In order to familiarize the general public with the benefits of cashless transactions, 72 thousand cadets taught nearly 7 lakhs citizens how to make cashless transactions.
Cadets gave a melodious presentation of a group song and stunning dance performance on the occasion. N.C.C. Additional Director General Major General Shri AK Sapra, Commissioner Higher Education Shri M.B. Ojha and Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan was also present.



Union Budget as historical intending to transform India
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 2, 2017

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan giving his reaction on the union budget presented by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley today described the budget as historical, wholistic in approach intending to transform India.
Shri Chouhan said that the budget will strengthen states, the federal system and the economy will get a new life in the form of digital economy. It has taken care of the development of each segment. This budget is reflective of the vision of collective development. He said that the budget will be instrumental in building an integrated economy of India.
Shri Chouhan said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister shri Narendra Modi , India growing rapidly. No one can stop its pace. All obstacles are gradually being eliminated.
He said that the Indian economy is the world's fastest growing economy. India is developing itself as a unified market, which will facilitate investment and economic growth.
The Chief Minister said that the last budget had radical steps for the welfare of farmers. They will further be strengthened in this budget. Dairy processing infrastructure development fund will help state cattlemen and farmers. State's milk production has inreased tremendously. This will benefit livestock farmers. The provision of credit facility will benefit farmers in millions as they could easily meet loan requrement. Five thousand crore micro irrigation infrastructure fund would strengthen the state. Over the next five years these provisions will help double the income of farmers. He said that proposed new legislation for contract farming will immensely benefit the farmers. This is a reflective of the progressive thinking of the Central Government, he added.
Shri Chouhan welcomed the move to eliminate the poverty. He said that centers for the youth of Indian International Skill Development Centres will make the youth employable. In his response to the provisions of the Railway Budget he said that waiving off the service charge on online railway ticket booking is a big step. It will promote cashless transaction on one hand and give relief to passengers on the other hand. The tax relief for small companies will help to promote small and micro-enterprises on a wider scale. He said that the personal income tax relief will also be a big relief to common people.
He said that Rs 2000 personal contribution to political parties and digital accounting of more than 2000 will bring transparency and cleanness in politics. Shri Chouhan said that the Rs. 4,000 crore SANKALP programme will enable the young people to earn a smart living. He said that the mission for promoting cashless transactions is a welcome step. This will help the country grow faster into a digital economy .



Performs Kanya Poojan on Basant Panchami
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 2, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated a residential colony built under the Mukhyamantri Awas Mission Yojna at village Barwatpura of district Vidisha today. He also inspected the horticulture crops at his farm house in Vidisha. CM Shri Chouhan terming the Union Budget as the public welfare budget said that attention has been paid to all the sections of the society in the budget.
Extending greetings to the people of the state on Basant Panchami, Shri Chouhan prayed for happiness and prosperity of the people of the state. He also performed kanya poojan at his farm house.
Dedicates Barwatpura Colony
CM Shri Chouhan dedicated houses built on the lines of colony under the Mukhyamantri Awas Mission at village Batwatpura of Vidisha block. He told the beneficiaries that he will not let them face any difficulties. Shri Chouhan inspected the houses and praised the quality of construction.
It may be highlighted that 32 houses were destroyed due to fire in Barwatpura. A special initiative was taken to make housing arrangement for these families. A loan of Rs. 44 lakh 20 thousand was sanctioned by the Cooperative bank under the Mukhyamantri Awas Mission. A new C.C. road at a cost of Rs. 15 lakh has been also constructed in the village.



CM Shri Chouhan and Union Minister Shri Gadkari Sing Songs
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 1, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for Road Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari participated in a programme 'Ek shaam Shaheedon Ke Naam' organised by a private news channel here today.
Famous playback singer Shri Abhijeet Bhattacharya presented songs dedicated in the memory of martyrs. Shri Nitin Gadkari enchanted the audiences singing 'Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli' song. CM Shri Chouhan mesmerized people singing 'Ehsaan Mere Dil Pe Tumhara Hai Doston' on the occasion. In his brief address Shri Chouhan said that the Nation is indebted to the martyrs. Paying tribute to the martyrs, he said that a sum of Rs. 5 thousand will be paid to the parents of martyrs as honorarium amount till life time. The state government will bear the complete education expenses of their children.
Shri Abhijeet Bhattacharya paid tribute to the martyrs singing 'Tum Dil Ki Dharkan Main Rehto Ho', 'Bus Itna Sa Khwaab Hai', 'O Majhi Re', 'Suna Na Suna Na', 'Kahin Door Jab songs. Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Mallayya, Members of cabinet and audience in large number were present in the programme.



Narmada Express Way and Chambal Express Way will be constructed in M.P.
Bhopal:MMNN: Feb. 1, 2017

Two Express Ways namely Narmada Express Way and Chambal Express Way will be constructed in the state. A 1300 k.m. long Narmada Express Way parallel to Narmada river from Amarkantak to Gujarat will be constructed. Similarly, a 185 k.m.long Chambal Express Way parallel to Chambal river from Veerpur of Sheopur district to Ater through ravines will be constructed. In this regard, Union Minister for Road Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari has given approval in principle at the review meeting related to National Highways held here today. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that these two express ways will be an important gift for the state development.
Union Minister Shri Gadkari said that land will be provided by the state government for these two express ways and construction will be carried out by Union Road Transport Department. He said that scheme should be prepared to develop new logistics park and townships near these express ways. He also gave approval to declare 2021 k.m. long roads as national highways proposed by the state government. Under these roads, from Chapda to Newri-Dewas-Ujjain-Badnagar-Badnawar-Petlawad-Thandla to Gujarat border, from Chhindwara to Parasia-Matkuli-Pipariya-Bareli-Silwani-Gairatganj-Begumganj-Rahatgarh-Khurai to Khimlasa, Sagar-Gadhaota-Damoh-Katni-Vyovahari-Manjholi to Bargawan, Jabalpur-Jabera-Nohta-Damoh-Hata-Simriya-Amanganj-Panna- Ajaygarh to Kalinjar, Kushi-Bagh-Sardarpur-Badnawar-Badnagar-Ingoria-Unhel-Nagda to Jawda, Chaabi-Shahpura-Umaria-Tala-Jaisinghnagar to Chhatisgarh border, Dabra-Bhitarwaar-Narwar-Satanwada-Shivpuri to Gorus are included. He mentioned that proposals should be prepared for railway over bridges required on National highways under the Setu Bhartam programme. Also modern transport signals arrangements should be made on these national highways.
Expressing gratitude towards Shri Gadkari for approval of new express ways, Shri Chouhan said that works on national high ways are being carried out speedily in his leadership. As per his vision, construction will be undertaken utilising modern techniques. Both the express way will prove important for the industrial development of the state.
Approval of around Rs.493 crore was given for strengthening of 900 k.m. roads from 2611 k.m. roads declared as national highways earlier. Also approval was given to include 14 k.m. long bypass road construction under the national highways. It is informed that the national highways was 5195 k.m. long in the past in Madhya Pradesh now it is increased to a total of 10 thousand 189 k.m. after notification of new 2611 k.m. long national highways and approval in principles for 2383 k.m. long national highways. Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Minister for Commerce and Industry shri Rajendar Shukla, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Senior Officers of Union Transport Ministry and State Government were present in the meeting.



 
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