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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomar today paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan a the Mantralaya. CM Shri Chouhan welcomed Shri Tomar with a bouquet. He held discussion with Shri Tomar on various issues.



aa Complete targets of all schemes soon: MoS Shri Arya
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 Jun 2018

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Scheduled Caste Welfare Shri Lal Singh Arya directed to complete the target of the schemes soon. He said that the next review meeting will be organized around July 15. Shri Arya was presiding over the review meeting of Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation L:imited. Vice Chairman of the Corporation Shri Bhujbal Ahirwar and Managing Director Shri Vinod Kumar were present at the meeting. Shri Arya reviewed the progress of Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udyami Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Krishak Udyami Yojana, Chief Minister Self-employment Scheme, Chief Minister's Economic Welfare Scheme and Savitri Bai Phule Self-Help Group Scheme. He gathered information about the work done on the targets given this fiscal year and the previous year. Shri Arya told to give show-cause notice to districts not fulfilling the goal and told to apprise the district collectors about it also. Similarly, he also instructed the absent officers to know the reasons through correspondence. He also told to complete the proceedings of obtaining information through online software process and send information through leaflet every week. Minister of State Shri Arya said that officers should take interest and get it approved. If there is any difficulty in the banks, then the department should be informed in writing. In addition, the officers should keep studying the orders and instructions.



aa C.M. Shri Chouhan describes Emergency as darkest chapter of democratic history
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 Jun 2018

The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Ananth Kumar said that other states should follow Madhya Pradesh, which has enacted a law for Loktantra Senani - those who were detained for protesting against emergency. He also suggested to include a chapter in school text book syllabi on how detainees fought for democracy. Addressing the felicitation ceremony held at Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence here today to honour the victims of Emergency imposed by late Smt. Indira Gandhi. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed that that the MP State Assembly has passed legislation for the welfare of surviving detainees of the MISA-Maintenance of Internal Security Act. Shri Ananth Kumar said that the people have taught a befitting lesson to those who once oppressed democracy. The struggle of the champions of democracy to save it has been recognized world over. In fact they staged the second freedom struggle. First was for freedom and second for the democratic freedom. They deserve honour and respect like freedom fighters. Praising the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, he said that Madhya Pradesh has done a commendable job by enacting welfare provisions for Loktangra Senanis. He stressed the need to be extra alert for protecting democracy. Describing Emergency as the darkest chapter of India's democratic history, the Chief Minister Chouhan recalled the brutal harassment and atrocities, the MISA detainees suffered, families were ruined. The spirit of democracy was blatantly killed. It was due to continuous struggle and efforts of Loktantra Senanis the democracy was revived. He said that it was duty of the state government to honour them and their contribution. He urged the people to resolve that ill-intentions to attack democracy in future will not be allowed to succeed. Felicitation of Women Loktantra Senanis The Madhya Pradesh State BJP chief Shri Rakesh Singh said that the contribution of Loktantra Senanis will always be remembered and keep on inspiring the younger generation. The National President of Loktantra Senani Sangh Shri Kailash Soni gave a welcome speech. A Souvenir published by Hoshangabad district unit of the Sangh was released on the occasion. Women Loktantra Senanis including Smt. Savita Vajpai, Smt. Uma Shukla, Smt. Jayshree Banerjee, Late Smt. Kanta Chopra and Ramkali Mishra's daughter Aarti Ilaiya were felicitated. Son of Jayshree Banerjee Shri Deepankar Banerjee and son of late Smt. Kanta Chopra Shri Punit Chopra received honour. Those present on the occasion included the Minister of Public Relations and Water Resources Dr. Narotam Mishra, Shri. Meghraj Jain, Shri Makhan Singh, Former Minister Shri Sartaj Singh. Shri Tapan Bhowmick, Chairman of MP Tourism Development Corporation conducted the programme. Minister of State for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya gave a vote of thanks.



aa Online applications invited till June 30 for free admission in Class I of private schools
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 Jun 2018

Online applications for admission to the Class I of private schools have been invited till June 30 under the Right to Education Act in the state. Earlier this date was fixed on June 23. So far, more than 2 lakh 45 thousand applications have been received in the state. Due to the server being down during this period, the School Education Department has increased the last date to June 30 for the convenience of applicants. Parents who wish to get their children admitted in Class I of private schools, can submit their applications online till June 30. The format of the online application form has been made available on RTE portal www.educationportal.mp.gov.in/RtePortal. Along with this application forms are being made available free-of-cost from concerned Jan-Shiksha Kendra, B.R.C./B.E.O office, District Education Officer and District Education Centre office. It will be mandatory to upload any document related to eligibility along with the application form. The copy generated from the portal will be retained by the applicant. In case of any problem or difficulty in applying online, assistance can be taken from the help desk of BRD office in the concerned development block. Only the applications registered and locked on the portal will be included in the lottery process. The students will be allotted seats as per their choice in private schools in a transparent manner on July 5. After the lottery procedure, the information of allotted seat will be given to the applicant via SMS on his registered mobile number. The list of allocation will also be available on the education portal. If there is a problem in receiving or depositing application forms or any information is needed about the schools where seats are vacant, then the RTE portal, District Education Office, District Project Office of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan or Development Block Resource Center can be contacted.



aa Implementation of Saral Bijli and CM’s Power Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 Jun 2018

Camps are being organised by all the three power distribution companies to make benefits 'Saral Bijli Bill' and 'Chief Minister’s Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme -2018' easily available to the beneficiaries. Camps are being organized by the East, Central and Western Region Electricity Distribution Companies in their respective areas. All the camps will be held till July 10. Information about both the schemes are being given to the consumers in the pre-registration camps being organized before the registration camps to be held in July. Applications are also being taken at the camp from the beneficiaries of both the schemes. East, Central and Western Region Electricity Distribution Company has requested all beneficiaries who have the eligibility to join both schemes in their respective areas, to take advantage of the camps and submit the application form for joining the scheme. All the distribution companies have told the officials to note the mobile numbers of all beneficiaries of the benefits 'Saral Bijli Bill' and 'Chief Minister’s Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme -2018' while getting their application forms filled so that important notices can be sent to them via SMS. Applications are being taken by the consumers to join both the schemes. The acknowledgment of the application form is also being given to every consumer. The original payment amount and outstanding bill waiver amount will be clearly mentioned in the payment of eligible beneficiaries of Chief Minister's Electricity Bill Waiver Scheme. Also, the payment of Saral Bijli Bill” will clearly mention the actual amount and the amount of subsidy. Extensive training is being given to the line staff right from the Junior Engineer and Assistant Engineer to the Executive Engineers for the successful implementation of the Saral Bijli Bill and Chief Minister’s Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme. All efforts are being made to make benefits of the scheme easily available to the consumers. Consumers will be given information through SMS after entry in the billing system within 2-3 days where the applications are being taken offline. Distribution companies have told the Regional Engineer and personnel to launch a drive to make information about the camps being held in their respective regions to provide information of the two schemes to the beneficiaries who are eligible for joining the two schemes.



aa Maharashtra’s senior PR Officer calls on Commissioner DPR Shri Narhari
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Jun 2018

A delegation of senior officials of the Public Relations Department of Maharashtra paid a courtesy visit to Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari today at the Directorate. The team was led by Director Public Relations Maharashtra Shri Shivaji Mankar. Shri Narhari told the delegation that the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana recently implemented in Madhya Pradesh has proved to be an exemplary scheme of the world. Through this scheme, the state government has succeeded in bringing changes in the standard of living of the economically weaker sections of the society. Shri Narhari said that more than 1.80 crore people have been registered so far in this scheme. This scheme is going to be helpful to the registered beneficiaries for their lifetime. During the courtesy visit, the activities related to Public Relations Department of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh were discussed in detail. The officials also held mutual discussion on various schemes.



aa Sacrifice of Bundelkhand bravehearts cannot be forgotten – Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Jun 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said at the Bundeli Samaroha and Amrit Mahotsav Kalash Sthapana here that Bundelkhand has given birth to great warriors, Rajas, literrateurs and social workers. The sacrifice of the heroes of Bundelkhand cannot be forgotten. Governor Smt. Patel said that cultural and literary traditions of Bundelkhand are great and ancient. Chhatrasal was such a great warrior, who tried to save the society and the country with both the pen and the sword. Chhatrasal did not only established the state of Bundelkhand, but also created literature and live poetry. Smt. Patel congratulated the famous Bundeli poet Shri Kailsah Madbaiyya for the Amrit Mahotsav. She said that Bundelkhand today needs to be developed. Our Prime Minister has created an atmosphere of unity, development, harmony and brotherhood in the country by giving a slogan 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas'. Governor Smt. Patel felicitated Bundeli poet Shri Kailash Madbaiyya, along with other poets and journalists with shawl and shriphal, On this occasion, the Governor also saw the Rye dance performed by the Bundeli dance group. The programme was attended by MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Senior Litterateur Shri Ganga Prasad Barasaiyya and Bundeli literary lovers. She also released books and poetic texts of litterateurs and poets including Shri Kailash Madbaiyya’s book ‘Mayur Pankh’.



aa Government committed to support media – PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Jun 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today took part in the concluding ceremony of the two-day news conference of TV Channel JK 24x7 at the auditorium of State Animal Husbandry Training Institute. The PR Minister said on the occasion that the print and electronic media is fulfilling an important social responsibility. State government is committed to extend all possible support to the media. He extended best wishes to the TV reporters. Minister of State for Cooperatives, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang said that media plays an important role in building of an individual and society. Shri Sarang stressed on the need to provide sufficient space to positive news and stop spread of separatist and negative forces. He said that media is impartial and strong, this is very good. Dr. Mishra and Shri Sarang released a souvenir published by the TV Channel. State Bureau of the channel Shri Subhash Shrivastava welcomed Dr. Mishra and Shri Sarang with bouquets.



aa TRI to provide interior decoration at tribal museum of Raipur
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Jun 2018

The construction of sub-galleries and work of interior decoration of the Tribal Museum under construction in Raipur will be done undertaken under the guidance of a team of experts. This decision was taken at the meeting of the Vanya Executive Committee held under the chairmanship of Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Lal Singh Arya. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Shri S.N. Mishra, Smt. Deepali Rastogi and Shri Rakesh Singh. Minister of State Shri Arya also gave permission for decorating and beautification of the waiting rooms and centers according to the tribal environment for artists as required by various Vanya community radio stations. Similarly, permission was also given for decoration and beautification of Vanya office as per the tribal environment. Shri Arya gave directions for publication of the directory including the registration and introduction of tribal artists related to all art forms for the promotion of traditional tribal art of the state. He said that this directory should be created in the form of a coffee table book. Minister of State Shri Arya also asked to identify artists and groups to spread the tribal development schemes through various demonstrative traditional tribal arts. He also organized training camps and workshops for the construction of traditional tribal equipments and garments and to explore the possibilities in the market. He also permitted a state level seminar on tribal residential styles.



aa Meeting of self governing committee of Gandhi Medical College held under chairmanship of MoS Shri Sharad Jain
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 Jun 2018

Minister of state for medical education (independent charge) and public health and family welfare Shri Sharad Jain today attended general meeting of Gandhi Medical College self governing committee. Execution report of last year and budget for the year 2018-19 was sanctioned in the meeting. Minister of State, Shri Jain said that health facilities have improved in the state and now it should be improved further. He instructed to increase staff to give slip in the OPD department of the hospital and asked to speed up recruitment process for doctors. In the meeting, Bhopal Divisional Commissioner Shri Kavindra Kiyavat explained in detail the ongoing construction work at Hamidia Hospital. He said that 30 percent work of new unit of 2000-bed hospital has completed. Other construction work is underway speedily. He informed about other activities going on in the hospital. Dean Dr. M.P. Songara said that MRI machine has been set up at Hamidia Hospital. From next July, citizens will get investigation facility. He informed that the new ultra modern blood bank is being opened and patients are being provided dialysis facility. In the meeting, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Superintendent of Hamidia Hospital Dr. A.K. Shrivastava and other officers were present.



aa TB awareness drive vehicle rally doctors and office-bearers call on Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 Jun 2018

Doctors and office-bearers of the TB awareness campaign vehicle rally taken out from May 24 to June 22 by the Oriental Group of Institutes at Raj Bhavan today called on Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel. Chairman of Oriental Group of Institutes Shri Praveen Thakral, Rally Coordinator CEO Shri Rajesh Sahni and senior doctors were present on the occasion. Terming the rally taken out by the institute exemplary Governor Smt. Patel said that this will create awareness and spread the message in the entire state against TB eradication campaign and people will be inspired. Chairman of the Oriental Group of Institutes Shri Thakral told that the rally was sent from Bhopal to Jabalpur, Singrauli, Gwalior, Shivpuri and Neemuch districts in four phases. During the rally the health of more than 20 thousand TB and other patients was examined in over 100 villages. About 35 such TB patients were identified during the rally who had been declared free of TB by local doctors



aa MP awarded for best performance in overall agriculture production
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh was honoured with the Best State Award in New Delhi on Saturday for best performance in integrated agriculture production. The award was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the India Today magazine's Agro Summit and Award-2018 function. Farmer-welfare and Director of Agriculture Department Shri Mohanlal received the award. Madhya Pradesh has been ranked first in overall agriculture production, Orissa stands second, Telangana third, Andhra Pradesh fourth and Maharashtra is in the fifth position. Madhya Pradesh was judged on several criteria for the India Today Agro Award. Agricultural experts of the country studied agricultural statistics of various states. After this, it was concluded that Madhya Pradesh has achieved a special milestone in increasing the wheat production in year 2015-16. The productivity of wheat in the state is 176.80 lakh tonnes. The productivity of wheat per hectare has reached 2,993 kg. It was told at the award programme that Madhya Pradesh is that state in the country which has maintained it outstanding performance in cultivation. Statistics of the agricultural yields of the state government show that even in bad times, Madhya Pradesh maintained double digit growth rate in agricultural development. It was informed at the function that Madhya Pradesh has been receiving the Krishi Karman Award for Agriculture Development given by the Central Agriculture and Farmer Development Ministry for the last five years. It was informed at the ceremony that it is necessary for overall development of agriculture to work together on all aspects related to farming. Madhya Pradesh has done the same in the past one decade. Continuous efforts have been made to increase the area of ​​irrigation in Madhya Pradesh. A programme has been made to complete 700 small irrigation projects by the end of 2018 in the state. The agriculture cabinet system is also responsible for Madhya Pradesh topped leading in agriculture.



aa Three-day programme to be held every year on Rani Durgawati’s Balidan Divas
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced at the huge tribal convention organized on the 455th martyrs day at the samadhi site of Veerangana Rani Durgawati in Jabalpur that with the aim of motivating the younger generation to preserve the sacrifice and self-respect, three-day programmes will be organized every year at the Samadhi site on Rani Durgawati’s Balidan Divas. Vanvasi tribals dwelling on forest land till year 2006 will be made owners of forest land by giving them forest rights pattas. Electricity will be made available to every tribal family by December 2018 under Soubhagya Yojana. These families will have to pay electricity bill at a flat rate of Rs 200 per month. Poor tribal families will be included in the Sambal Yojana and all benefits of the scheme will be given to them. The Chief Minister said that a grand memorial will be built on 10 acres of government land after Veerangana Rani Durgawati near her Samadhi site. Announcing the creation of a tribal museum in Ramnagar of Mandla district, he said that the residential land pattas will be given to poor tribal families and they will be given a permanent house on patta land in the next four years. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the state government will keep the glorious history, tradition, sacrifice and culture intact along with the development and prosperity of the tribal community. Referring to the invaluable contribution of the tribal heroes in the fight for independence, he said that while on the one hand Veerangana Rani Durgawati sacrificed her life for the state’s independence and self-respect, on the other hand, during her 15 years of rule, she implemented several public welfare works the proof of which are noticeable in Jabalpur and other places today. Rani Durgawati got ponds constructed for water conservation and dharamshalas were constructed to facilitate the common man. Dumna airport to be named after Rani Durgawati Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced that a proposal to name Jabalpur’s Dumna airport after Rani Durgawati will be sent to the Centre for approval after getting it passed by the state government in the Assembly. Shri Chouhan said that efforts will be made to connect tribal women with self help groups to raise their standard of living. He said that the state government is making efforts to bring prosperity in the lives of tribals, hence a decision has been taken to spend a major portion of the state government’s budget for welfare and development of the poor and tribals. Tribal families told to educate their children CM Shri Chouhan appealed to the tribal community to educate their children so that they become strong and self-reliant. The state government will bear the expenses of their education. Shri Singh told that state and the central government is making speedy efforts for the empowerment of women in the state and the country. He told the tribal families to educate their children well and give them chance to come forward in society. CM Shri Chouhan released Shri Shankardayal Bharadwaj’s book ‘Rani Durgawati-Ek Balidan Gatha’ at the programme. Shri Chouhan felicitated Shri Bharadwaj with a shawl and shriphal. MP Shri Rakesh Singh and Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste also expressed their opinions. Sword-armour presented to Chief Minster Shri Chouhan Representatives of Madhya Pradesh Janjati Sanyukt Morcha garlanded CM Shri Chouhan and felicitated him with a sword and armour. MP Smt. Sampatiya Uike, MLA Shr Sushil Tiwari, Smt. Pratibha Singh and Sushri Nandini Maravi, nominated MLA Shri L.B. Lobo, Mayor Dr. Swati Sadanand Godbole, District Panchayat President Smt. Manorama Patel, Vice-Chairman of Backward Class and Minority Finance and Development Corporation Shri S.K. Muddin, Jabalpur Krishi Upaj Mandi President Shri Rajababu Sonkar and a large number of tribal community members were present.



aa No place for people who spread lies, confusion, despair in society – PM Shri Modi
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 Jun 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today paid tribute to Dr. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee on his 65th death anniversary, while dedicating Mohanpura major irrigation project costing worth approximate Rs 4000 crores in Rajgarh district. The Prime Minister said that the Government of India will fulfill the dreams of the countrymen on the lines of Dr. Mukherjee’s thoughts. Education, health and safety will be the priority of the Government of India so that the youth get good high education and they can always remain dedicated to serve the society. He said that there should be coordination between Vidya, Vitta and Vikas (Education, Finance and Development), there should be similarity in the ideologies of the educational institutions and industrial organisations only then can the country be strengthened economically. Shri Modi said that the previous governments had forgotten the contribution of several great personalities like Dr. Mukherji in the development and making of the country. Our government will fill this gap. We will realise the dreams of the country’s great personalities and sons of the country. The first work of the government is public service and taking the standard of living of people higher. Prime Minister Shri Modi said that fulfilling the dreams of citizens is our highest priority. We will not repeat the shortcomings of the previous governments. People's capabilities and resources will not be ignored. Looking at the large gathering of farmers and villagers at the dedication ceremony, Shri Modi said that now there is no place for people who spread lies, illusions, and despair in the society. The countrymen have expressed their faith in our policies. We will not let this belief break at any cost. Government of India to encourage Micro Irrigation Prime Minister Shri Modi said that micro-irrigation system will be promoted in the country to ensure maximum use of every single drop of water of irrigation projects for irrigation. He said that presently irrigation facility is being provided in ​​25 lakh hectare area through micro-irrigation system. Out of this, 11 lakh hectare area is of Madhya Pradesh. Referring to the recent discussion with farmers held recently, Shri Modi said that women farmers of Jhabua district’s tribal region have created a record of advanced farming of tomatoes through drip irrigation system. He informed that the currently 35 lakh farmers are availing the benefits of Prime Minister's crop insurance. An integrated network of over 575 krishi upaj mandis has been created in the country, in which 58 mandis of Madhya Pradesh have been connected through the network. The Prime Minister said that through this system farmers will be able to sell their produce directly in the Mandi. He informed that financial assistance is being provided to people with bank guarantee in the Mudra bank scheme. In this scheme 45 lakh farmers of Madhya Pradesh have availed the benefit. CM Shri Chouhan is real ‘Sevak’ of Madhya Pradesh Praising the efforts being made for the betterment of poor, labourers, needy and farmers of Madhya Pradesh Prime Minister Shri Modi said that Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has done a remarkable job of bringing the state out from the category of ‘Bimaru’ state. Shri Chouhan is playing the role of a real ‘Sevak’ in service of the state. Government of India lauds these efforts of Shri Chouhan. Congratulating all those associated with the Mohanpura major irrigation project, from conception to construction the Prime Minister said that this project is not only of Rajgarh but it is one of those major projects of Madhya Pradesh, which will give direct benefits to 725 villages. Adequate drinking water supply will be ensured in these villages. By completing this project the Chief Minister has actually worked for the betterment of the women and farmers of Madhya Pradesh. This project has paved the way for the prosperity of Malwa region of the state. Shri Modi said that Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has freed the state of Madhya Pradesh from the identity of a backward state. The major irrigation project in Rajgarh is the proof of the Chief Minister’s thinking and farsightedness. PM brought country from confusion to commitment: Water Resources Minister Dr. Mishra In his welcome address Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra said that the whole world is eager to welcome a personality like Prime Minister Shri Modi. He said that Shri Modi has dedicated his life to the formation of a new India. He has proved that success is possible through ‘Sanskar’ (culture) and not ‘Ahankar’ (ego). Dr. Mishra said that when Shri Modi had got power, the situation was not favourable. Shri Modi took the country out from confusion to commitment. Dr. Mishra said that earlier Rajgarh was known as Pathalgarh. Now with Mohanpura project coming into existence, the whole area will turn into a green area. He said that this area remained rocky due to the negligence of the previous governments. Due to the efforts of the present government, the farmers are getting adequate water and electricity for irrigation. Because of this the agriculture growth rate is highest in the country. Mohanpura Major Irrigation Project – An introduction As soon as Prime Minister Shri Modi dedicated the project, the happiness of the massive gathering present at the spot knew no bounds and the entire atmosphere echoed with sounds of applause. The joy on the people's faces was apparent and it was obvious from their faces that now no village will remain deprived of drinking water and irrigation in Rajgarh. There will be crops all over the district. On this occasion, the Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of rural group water supply schemes in Pahargarh, Gorakhpura and Bankapur-Kushalpura. The Mohanpura Irrigation Project worth approximate Rs 4000 crores will benefit 727 villages in Rajgarh district. The citizens of Rajgarh district will be able to avail 8 million cubic metre drinking water and 5 million cubic metre for industrial areas through this dam constructed on the project. The construction work of this project was started in year 2014. Its water logged capacity is 616.27 million cubic metre. The state government has ensured arrangement to take water directly to the fields of farmers through this project. PM Shri Modi is the most popular leader of the world: CM Shri Chouhan The CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said in the dedication programme that the Prime Minister has accomplished many significant woks to establish peace in the world besides the overall development of the country. Shri Modi has become the most popular leader of the world because of his personality accomplishments and achievements. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that this is the first historic visit of the PM Shri Modi to Rajgarh. He informed that Shri Modi has brought schemes to change the fate and scenario of the state. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that the Mohanpura Major Irrigation Project will change the picture of Rajgarh district. He asserted that the farmers of Madhya Pradesh has left Punjab state behind in the field of agriculture and irrigation. Record production has been registered in Madhya Pradesh since last so many years in the field of agriculture. The state government has scheme to enhance irrigation capacity in the state in the next few years to 80 lakh hectare area. Madhya Pradesh will cooperate fully to accomplish the mission of the PM Shri Modi to double farmers’ income by 2022. He informed that the farmers of the state used to face problem of electricity, water, roads and fertilisers always during the previous governments. He said that everything has changed now, farmers of the state are getting all these facilities at their villages and agriculture fields with convenience. CM Shri Chouhan urged people of Rajgarh for their cooperation to make new Madhya Pradesh along with new Rajgarh and to discharge their duties with commitment. Prime Minister lauded Madhya Pradesh The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi mentioning about the progress in various sectors and people’s prosperity has said that this state has become one of the developing state of the country. The state has eliminated its identity of backwardness completely. Rajgarh district has become aspiration district. Special focus will be laid on education, health and employment besides development in other sectors in this district. The PM Shri Modi has said that various development activities will be implemented in aspiration districts of Madhya Pradesh under the Rashtriya Gram Vikas Abhiyan. Every house of every village will have gas connections in these districts. Every family will have ban account. Complete vaccination will be undertaken in every village. Every village will have all basic amenities. The Prime Minister further mentioned that India as dreamed by Dr. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee will be built by the progress of villages only. At the beginning of dedication programme, CM Shri Chouhan presented Tulsi Mala to the Prime Minister Shri Modi and welcomed him by presenting turban. The PM Shri Modi released irrigation work plan on this occasion. The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, MPs Shri Rakesh Singh, Shri Rodmal Nagar, Local MLAs, other Public Representatives, Chief Secretary Shri B.P.Singh and DGP Shri R.K. Shukla besides citizens and farmers in huge number were presented in the programme.



aa PM Shri Modi e-dedicates 2 schemes of Sehore
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 Jun 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi e-dedicated 2 important development schemes of Sehore district during the programme organised in Indore. Beneficiary of Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme from ward no. 29 of Sehore Smt. Rekha Bohat thanked the Prime Minister in a direct discussion for being benefitted from the scheme. Smt. Rekha said that she received financial assistance of Rs 2.50 lakhs for changing her residence from a kuchha house to a pucca one. The Prime Minister e-dedicated a sewerage plant constructed at a cost of Rs 62 crores 36 lakhs in and a newly developed park at Badiyakhedi constructed at a cost of Rs 72 lakhs. Chairman of Municipal Corporation Smt. Amita Arora, Collector Shri Tarun Kumar Pithode and all corporators were present at the venue of the programme. The beneficiaries told that they are very happy with the sewerage scheme, now the dirty water has stopped coming in the drains. Not only that they will get rid of diseases.



aa India will become clean as per the goal of the countrymen
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 Jun 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has said that India will be clean as per the goals of the countrymen. We have taken the resolution to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi's dream of a Clean India. He said that we will have to change our thinking before changing people, society and the country. The country has brought a change in the thinking about hygiene. There will be no family in the country without a house of its own in year 2022. More than two crore houses will be built in the country in the next three to four years. In the last four years, 1 crore 15 lakh houses have been constructed in the country. Prime Minister Shri Modi was addressing the Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Mahotsav and Sanitation Survey Award ceremony in Indore today. Prime Minister Shri Modi e-dedicated urban development projects worth about Rs. 4 thousand 700 crores and inaugurated the Urban Transport Scheme ‘Sutra Seva’ of Madhya Pradesh government. Shri Modi performed e-griha pravesh for more than one lakh beneficiaries of the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme. The Prime Minister said that cleanliness does not come in a day. Rather, it is achieved only when all the citizens work round the clock for it. Madhya Pradesh has achieved this pride with its ‘Parakram’ and ‘Purusharth’. Two cities Indore and Bhopal are the first and second clean cities of the country. The story of Indore's success is an example of the people's vitality, cooperation and affection for the city. The whole country is taking inspiration from this. Devi Ahilya Bai gave priority to the minutest needs of the public during her rule. Indore has paid the true tribute to Devi Ahilya Bai by working for cleanliness and fulfilling its responsibilities. He said that in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, 2300 cities of 18 states of the country have declared themselves free from open defecation. Over the last four years, 8 crore 30 thousand toilets have been constructed in the country, in which 65 lakh toilets have been built in Madhya Pradesh alone. All the cities of Madhya Pradesh have declared themselves open defecation free. If village is the soul of the country, city is the centre of energy Shri Modi said that the village is the soul of the country, while the city is the centre of energy. The previous central government did not pay attention to the cities, which increased the population but facilities did not increase. In the last four years, the government sanctioned Rs 2 lakh 30 thousand crore for urban development whereas in the past ten years, only Rs. 95 thousand crore was sanctioned by the previous central government. The Prime Minister said that with the new thinking and outlook, five major schemes have been introduced for the cities including Sanitation, Pradhan Mantri Awas, Smart City, Amrit Scheme and Deendayal Upadhyaya Urban Livelihood Mission. The task of developing 100 cities into smart cities is in progress. In the next five years, Rs 20,000 crore will be invested in the smart city scheme. Under the Amrit Yojana, drinking water and sewage arrangements are being undertaken in the cities. Arrangements are being made to ensure pollution-free transport and manage garbage in cities. Today, more than one lakh poor people entered their homes in the cities of Madhya Pradesh which is a historic event. In the last four years, three times the houses were sanctioned compared to the previous ten years of the previous government. The time for construction of houses was 18 months earlier, now the construction is now completed in a year. Shri Modi said that our government is concerned about the homes for the poor and the middle class. Concession in interest rate for housing has been given to the middle class. Now the carpet area has been increased in the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme. The RERA law has been enacted to restrict builders for their whimsical attitude for housing to middle class people. In the last four years, a number of efforts have been made for transparent and corruption-free governance. More than 30 crore LEDs have been distributed on cheap rates under Ujala Yojana. Rs 15 thousand crore has been saved in the electricity expenses of the poor and middle class. One medical college will be constructed between every three parliamentary constituencies for health facilities. More than 3 thousand Jan Aushadhi Kendras have been started. About 1.5 lakh wellness centres will be opened under Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Health insurance of Rs 5 lakhs will be done for the poor. New highways are being built in twice the pace in the country. The small cities of the country are being airlinked under the Udaan Yojana. Ten crore persons have made air journeys in the last year in the country. New dimensions of development in Madhya Pradesh New dimensions of development have been made in Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Plans that fulfill human aspirations have been made. Solid foundation has been laid for the formation of new Madhya Pradesh and a new India. Attempts are being made to speed it up. Madhya Pradesh is now Smart State – CM Shri Chouhan Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh was the first bimaru state, but today the state has become a smart state. Indore is a fast developing city which is the engine of development of the state. Explaining the word Indore, he said that the meaning of Indore is India’s Neat, Disciplined, Organized, Radiant and Enterprised city. The dream of building a flourishing and prosperous India under the leadership of Shri Modi is being fulfilled. His resolve of cleanliness has been fulfilled by the whole country. His resolutions are being met with priority in Madhya Pradesh. Ayushman Bharat Yojana will keep the whole country free from diseases. Now every city of the state will be clean and green. Indore cleanest city – Smt. Mahajan Lok Sabha Speaker, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, said that Indore has become the cleanest city of the country with the cooperation of everyone. A better image of India has been created in the world. Today every country wants to be friends with India. With the help of everyone in the country, a new story of development, prosperity and creativity is being written. Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri said that 73 cities of the country participated in the Cleanliness Survey of year 2016, 430 cities in Year 2017 Survey and 4032 in the Cleanliness Survey of Year 2018. 71 percent of the country's cities have achieved the goals of freedom from open defecation. Urban Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh said that Madhya Pradesh is the leader in the country in the implementation of urban development schemes. Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, Chhattisgarh Minister Shri Amar Agarwal, MP Shri Rakesh Singh, Former Minister Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, Mayor Indore Smt. Malini Goud, Mayor Bhopal Shri Alok Sharma, Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh was present. Beneficiaries happy The Prime Minister spoke to the beneficiaries of Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme and other schemes from Chhindwara, Burhanpur, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Singrauli, Ratlam, Hoshangabad, Dindori, Dharampuri, Katni, Bhopal, Bhind, Bijawar, Sehore and Byohari. Expressing happiness the beneficiaries thanked the Prime Minister for the houses. Shri Modi congratulated the beneficiaries for their new houses. State and cities rewarded for cleanliness The Prime Minister released the report of Cleanliness Survey 2018 and dedicated the dashboard of Clean Survey. He distributed the Clean Survey 2018 awards. Among the cities Indore was awarded the first prize, Bhopal second and Chandigarh got the third prize. Among the cities having more than 10 lakh population, Vijayawada was first given the first, Mysore was given the prize one among the cities with population between 3-10 lakhs and New Delhi got the first prize with a population between 1-3 lakhs. The first prize for cleanliness in the state capitals was given to Greater Mumbai and among the states, Jharkhand got first prize, Maharashtra second and Chhattisgarh got the third prize. First prize in the Cantonment councils was given to the Delhi Cantonment. Citizens and institutions were also rewarded for sanitation. Works of 16 districts from Indore e-dedicated The Prime Minister e-dedicated various works through the programmes organized at 16 locations in the state. The programme was broadcast live in all 374 urban bodies through LED. ‘Sutra Seva’ inaugurated Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Sutra Seva-Madhya Pradesh ki apni bus’ , under the reliable, safe and affordable bus service being started in 20 selected cities of Madhya Pradesh. In its first phase, 127 buses will be operated for 4 municipal corporations including Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Chhindwara and 2 municipalities, Guna and Bhind. Griha-pravesh in houses constructed with Rs 4063 crore On this occasion, beneficiaries were given e-griha pravesh into 1 lakh 219 Pradhan Mantri Awas constructed at a cost of Rs 4,063 crore in all the 374 urban bodies. In the Smart City Mission, 23 works undertaken at a cost of Rs 278 crores 26 lakhs were undertaken in 5 smart cities including Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Ujjain. 14 drinking water schemes inaugurated Shri Modi e-dedicated drinking water schemes in 14 urban areas under the Chief Minister’s Urban Drinking Water Scheme. These include Nagar Palika Dharampuri (Dhar), Nagar Palika Raisen, Begumganj, Obaidullaganj, Berasia (Bhopal), Athner (Betul), Badhvad (Ratlam), Dindori, Lakhnadoun (Seoni), Narsinghpur, Sabalgarh, Bamour, Porsa (Morena) and Bamori (Shahdol) drinking water schemes. 10 parks dedicated Under the Amrit Yojana, Sehore’s sewerage project and parks constructed in 10 urban areas including Khandwa, Burhanpur, Khargone, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Pithampur, Guna, Gwalior and Rewa were dedicated. Shri Modi also dedicated the Rs 35 crore Integrated Solid Waste Management Project of Katni, the Rs 2.11 crore chhatarpur-Bijawar road and the multilevel parking of Bhopal constructed under the Smart City Yojana.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra lays foundation of Rs 13.56 crore bypass road
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun 2018

Water Resources, Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today laid the foundation of Rs 13.56 crore worth bypass road from Sevdha to Jhansi road in Datia. He said that with the construction of this road, the Sevdha road traffic going towards Jhansi, Bhander will now directly pass through the bypass road without entering the city. This way the pressure of traffic on the city will reduce and people will be facilitated. The PR Minister said that the Madhya Pradesh government is paying attention to the overall development of both urban and rural areas. While on the one hand more than half of the labourers have been registered in the Sambal Yojana, on the other hand farmers are also being benefitted to the maximum through the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, Drought Relief, Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana, Crop Insurance Scheme etc. He appealed to citizens to make efforts to plant saplings to enhance greenery in the city. Chairman of the Municipal Council Shri Subhash Agrawal, senior social worker Shri Kalicharan Kushwaha Shri Mukesh Yadav, Shri Vipin Goswami, Shri Bharat Yadav and others expressed their opinions during the programme. District Panchayat President Smt. Rajni Pushpendra Rawat, Vice President Shri Vinay Yadav, Vice Chairman of Municipal Council Shri Yogesh Saxena, Vice President Mandi Shri Dhiru Dangi, Mandi President representative Shri Jitu Kamaria and other public representatives were present in the programme. Compassionate appointment letters given to five youths Dr. Narottam Mishra distributed compassionate appointment letters to five youths for the post of Assistant Class III in Datia Collectorate. Five teachers of the district had died during their tenure. In this connection the relatives of the deceased had applied for compassionate appointments. Minister Dr. Mishra had given instructions to take action in this regard, accordingly the dependants have been given compassionate appointment.



aa Practising Yoga with faith and positivity is beneficial – Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said at the Yoga programme organised at Raj Bhavan on International Yoga Day today that performinig Yoga with faith and positive thinking is very beneficial. It should be done seriously and on a regular basis in life. Yoga Guru Rajiv Jain Trilok conducted Yoga kriyas prepared by the AYUSH Ministry, Government of India during the programme. About 700 men and women took part in the Yogabhyas programme. Smt. Patel said that Yoga is one of the country’s ancient heritage. The responsibility of promotion and conservation of this system rests with all sections of the society. She said that Yoga purifies our soul. Due to the persistent efforts of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the country’s ancient Yoga system has acquired prestige, honour and popularity in the form of International Day. She said that Lord Krishna said in Gita that Yoga brings proficiency in Karmas. The Yoga Kendra set up in Raj Bhavan from May 1 will now function regularly. Prime Minister Shri Modi’s message telecast on International Yoga Day was transmitted during the programme. Employees trained in the Yoga Kendra at Raj Bhavan shared their experiences at the programme.



aa Yoga is a remarkable scientific system: Yoga connects Atma to Parmatma
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Yoga is a remarkable scientific system. Yoga connects Atma to Parmatma. It is an effective medium to stay healthy. Yoga keeps the heart joyous, intellect sharp and body healthy. Shri Chouhan was addressing the state level Yogabhyas Programme held at the Lal Parade Ground here today on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot presided over the programme. Director of Yoga Institute, Mumbai Yoga Guru Smt. Hansa Jaidev Yogendra was the chief guest on the occasion. Among those present on the occasion were Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Chairman Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, Chairman Bhopal Development Authority Shri Om Yadav, Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh and Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla. Officers, Yoga lovers and school children in a large number attended the state level programme. CM Shri Chouhan said that Yoga should be practised regularly. Referring to an accident that he met with in year 1998, Shri Chouhan said that at a point of time, I thought it would never be possible for me to walk. But miraculously with regular Yoga practise, today I am able to work for 18 hours a day daily. Establishing the importance of Yoga Shri Chouhan said that one must practise Yoga and inspire others also. With regular practise of Yoga one can stay healthy. It also reduces the expense on medicines and fills life with renewed energy and joy. Shri Chouhan said that the history of Yoga dates back to thousands of years. Our saints and seers have developed the Yoga-Vidha to live life after several years of hard penance and medidation. India has given the message of Yoga, world fraternity, welfare and harmony to the world. Referring to the contribution of Swami Baba Ramdev in the globalisation of Yoga, he said that the world’s most popular leader Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has established Yoga in the world. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot said that Yoga is most essential for physical, mental and intellectual health. Due to the efforts of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi the United States of America is celebrating International Yoga Day. Today Yoga is being practised in several countries in the world. He stressed on the need for support of all sections in publicising the importance of Yoga. The Yogabhyas started with the Omkar sound. The kriyas practised in the programme included Yogasana, Kapalbhati, Pranayam, and Dhyana. The Yogasanas included Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Padahastasana, Ardh Chakrasana, Trikonasana, Bhadrasana, Vajrasana, Ardha Ushtrasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Uttanamandukasana, Vakrasana, Makrasana, Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Setubandhasana, Uttanpadasana, Ardh Halasana, Pavanmuktasana, Shavasana, Adi Asana and Nadishodhan, Sheetali and Bhramari Pranayam. Direct telecast of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address was shown at a programme organised in Dehradun on International Yoga Day at the beginning of the programme. The programme began with the national song Vande Mataram. Yogacharya Pandit Radheshyam Mishra conducted the Yogic Kriyas. Shri Kartik Das and Sushri Damini Dhalai conducted the programme.



aa Santoor maestro Shri Sharma and Yoga Guru Smt. Hansa meet CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun 2018

Well-known Santoor player Padmabhushan Shri Shivkumar Sharma and Yoga Guru Smt. Hansa Jaydev Yogendra today paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the CM House. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot was also present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan met and felicitated Padmabhushan Shri Sharma with shawl-shriphal. During the meeting, Shri Chouhan released the book “Yoga for all” authored by Yoga Guru Smt. Hansa Jaidev Yogendra, Director of the Yoga Institute. The Chief Minister praised the efforts of Smt. Hansa in the campaign of Yoga. Shri Chouhan said that Yoga has become a public movement with the initiative of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.



aa Yoga makes life meaningful – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Yoga makes life meaningful. He was addressing school children during the fourth International Yoga Day programme organised at the CM House. The programme was organised under the aegis of School Education Department by the state level Yoga Training Centre. CM Shri Chouhan told the children to practise Yoga daily for half an hour. Regular practise of Yoga can be very beneficial. Make Yogasana, Pranayam an integral part of your life. He said that Yoga strengthens the body, keeps the mind joyous and intellect sharp. He told students to study hard and score good marks. State government will pay the fees for higher education. Over 500 students from different schools of Bhopal took part in the Yoga practise session. Students practised Yogasana and Pranayam.



aa PM Shri Modi to dedicate works of Rs 4,713 crore in Indore on June 23
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 Jun 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate works worth Rs 4713.75 crore in Indore on June 23. Apart from felicitating the winners of Prime Minister’s National Cleanliness Survey, the ambitious Urban Transport Scheme ‘Sutra Seva’ of Madhya Pradesh government will also be inaugurated during the programme being organized at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Indore. More than one lakh beneficiaries of the Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme will be benefitted during the programme. Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, MP Sumitra Tai, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Hardeep Puri, Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh will take part in the programme. Awards to winners of Cleanliness Survey Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will give away awards to the representatives of first three cities Indore, Bhopal and Chandigarh, who are winners of Urban Cleanliness Survey 2018. It may be noted that Indore and Bhopal, two cities of Madhya Pradesh have maintained their ranking in Cleanliness Survey 2017. A report and film made on Cleanliness Survey-2018 will be displayed during the programme. A book on Prime Minister Shri Modi’s Cleanliness Survey will also be released. “Sutra Seva” to be inaugurated Prime Minister Shri Modi will inaugurate the reliable, secure and economical bus service “Sutra Seva-M.P. ki apni bus” being introduced in 20 selected cities of Madhya Pradesh. The Urban Development and Housing Department will make the bus service available inside and outside the city under Amrit Yojana through private partnership. In the first phase of ‘Sutra Seva’, 127 buses will start plying for 4 Municipal Corporation including Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Chhindwada and for 2 Municipal Council including Guna and Bhind soon after inauguration by the Prime Minister. Griha-Pravesh in houses constructed with Rs 4063 crore Under the Housing For All Concept, griha-pravesh of all beneficiaries of one lakh 219 Pradhan Mantri Awas constructed with Rs 4,063 crore in all 374 urban bodies of the state will be performed simultaneously. 23 works of Smart City dedicated The Prime Minister will dedicate 23 works undertaken at a cost of Rs 278 crore 26 lakhs in 5 smart cities including Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Ujjain under Smart City Mission. 14 drinking water schemes of Rs 227.78 crore inaugurated Prime Minister Shri Modi will inaugurate drinking water schemes of 14 urban areas under the Chief Minister’s Urban Drinking Water Scheme during the programme. These include Dharampuri (Dhar) Municipal Council, Raisen Municipal Council, Begumganj, Obaidullaganj, Berasia (Bhopal), Athner (Betul), Badhvad (Ratlam), Dindori, Lakhnadon (Seoni), Narsinghpur, Sabalgarh, Bamor, Poursa (Morena) and Bamouri (Shahdol). 10 parks worth Rs 8.31 crore dedicated Parks developed under Amrit Yojana in 10 urban areas including Khandwa, Burhanpur, Khargone, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Pithampur, Guna, Gwalior and Rewa will be dedicated. Along with this, PM Shri Modi will also dedicate Rs 35 crore worth Integrated Solid Waste Management Project in Katni and Rs 2.11 crore worth Chhatarpur-Bijawar road during the programme.



aa Culture besides Chivalry, Bravery and Education is also must: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 Jun 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today performed bhoomi-pujan of SAMS-JIO (Jain International Organisation) University in Shri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Science Premises at Indore. Apart from Medical Science, Law and Commerce will also be taught in this university. On this occasion Governor Smt. Patel said that education is developing fast in our country. Now we have to prepare culture new generation. In this work, educational institutions play an important role. Smt. Patel said that the government’s objective is to provide educational opportunities to every person. The basic need of every human being is food, clothing, shelter, education and health. New colleges and universities are opening in the state every year. There should be no ragging in any university in fact such a tradition should be started with which old students extend a warm welcome to the new students in any educational institution. She said that ragging is the outcome of bad upbringing. Employment-oriented education must in present era Smt. Patel said that the meaning of education has changed in the present era. “Sa Vidya ya Vimuktaye” means real education is that which provides us salvation. Today special focus is being laid on vocational education. The educational institution that gives maximum placement is considered the best. It is important to provide practical knowledge and intensive training in industrial companies besides bookish knowledge. He said that the government should make efforts to provide higher education to women in the village also. Educational institutions, social workers and businessmen should adopt one village each and set an example. The Governor said that the villages have been centres of Indian civilisation and culture. The country’s development is possible only the development of villages. The government also believes in ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas’. Special stress on women empowerment by Centre and State government Smt. Patel said that the state government and the Centre is laying emphasis on women empowerment. The Centre and the state government want that women should be educated, establish their own enterprises and come forward in the field of jobs. They should become financially independent. The Centre and the state government have introduced schemes for women like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana which has started showing revolutionary changes in the lives of women. These schemes will bring far-reaching results. He called upon the student community to make creative use of their energy and contribute in maintaining peace and harmony in the society. Smt. Patel said that professors of various universities of Madhya Pradesh have adopted 2 thousand 200 children suffering from Tuberculosis. They are helping in providing nutritious meals and timely medicines. The government aims to free India of Tuberculosis by Year 2022. There is improvement in male-female ratio at the national level. Government has started several schemes for the welfare of women and made provision of reservation at various levels. She called upon the students to focus on research part from traditional education. She told them to invent new vaccines for new diseases. Smt. Patel laid the foundation of Institute of Regenerative Medicine and Transplant, Institute of Cancer and Nuclear Medicine and Institute of International Law. Jain Muni Padmasagar Ji Maharaj said that it is important to create the sentiments of culture and social service along with education in the students. There is only one religion in the whole world- Manav Dharma and there is only one caste – Manav Jati. We shall have to rise above the bonds of religion and caste and work.



aa National-Agriculture MNREGA Committee to present workplan by July
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the National Agriculture-MNREGA Committee will present its work plan to the NITI Aayog by the end of July to ensure widespread use of MNREGA in agriculture in the country. He said that give final shape to the work plan, discussion will be held with agriculture experts and various organizations first. Shri Chouhan directed the officials to present the initial outline of the work plan promptly. He held a discussion with senior officials at a high-level meeting as the Chairman of the National Agriculture-MNREGA committee. CM Shri Chouhan said that the Rashtriya NITI Aayog has resolved to double the income of farmers by the year 2022 under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. To fulfil this resolve Madhya Pradesh will also ensure its significant role. He said that the national committee will give suggestions to the NITI Aayog relating to increasing income from forest areas and expansion of water conservation, rural hat-bazaar and self help groups. Among those present during the meeting were Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Iqbal Singh Bais, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri R.S. Julaniya, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri K.C. Gupta, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Shri Ashok Vernawal, Shri Vivek Agrawal and Shri Hariranjan Rao.



aa Cabinet nod to MP Land-Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill 2018
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 Jun 2018

In today's meeting of the Cabinet held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, approval was granted to the proposal of appointing Shri Bhaskar Kumar Choubey as the Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission apart from the approval to the Madhya Pradesh Land Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill 2018. The Cabinet also granted post-facto approval to the Women and Child Development Department for implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana. Main points of Madhya Pradesh Land-Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill 2018 The Cabinet approved the proposal for amendment in the Land Revenue Code. There is provision in relation to amendment in transfer, sharing of land in life time, seeking help of private authorized agencies in demarcation, diversion, demarcation, settlement, sharing arrangements etc. Women and Child Development Department to implement PM Matra Vandana Yojana The Cabinet has provided post-facto approval to the Women and Child Development Department for the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Matra Vandana Yojana from the year 2017-18 in the state. The Cabinet has also sanctioned Rs 1280 crore and 35 lakh for the implementation of the scheme from 2017-18 to 2019-20. Promotion of training of teachers The Cabinet has given financial approval of Rs 55 crores for the implementation of academic activities by the Government Education Colleges, from 2017-18 to 2019-20, under the 'Teacher’s Education Scheme' being run to strengthen teachers’ training institutions for teacher’s training. In this order, Rs 38 crore 42 lakh has been approved for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20 for District Education and Training Institute and Institute of Advanced Studies in Education. Modernisation of Madarsas The Cabinet has approved Rs 99 crore 50 lakh for the 3-year work plan from year 2017-18 to 2019-20 for the modernization of madarsas. Approval for continuation of Suraj Dhara Yojana and Seed Quality Control Laboratory The cabinet has approved a sum of Rs. 159 crore 67 lakh for continuous execution of Suraj Dhara Yojana from 2017-18 to 2019-20 in order to provide high quality seed to small and marginal farmers of scheduled caste and tribe category. Along with this, an approval of Rs. 38 crore has been granted for continuous running of new fertiliser and seed quality control laboratory. Burn Unit approved for 5 Medical Colleges The cabinet has given an approval for Rs. 30 crore 67 lakh to set up burn unit at Medical Colleges of Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Rewa. Gas Relief Moreover, the cabinet has given an approval for Rs. 5 crore to execute construction works and its continuation from the year 2017-18 to 2019-20 in gas affected areas. Approval has also been given to health services of gas relief for continuous implementation of Umbrella Yojana during the period 2018-19 to 2019-20. Irrigation Projects The cabinet has granted an administrative approval of Rs. 2610 crore 54 lakh for total command area of 80 thousand hectare of Banda irrigation Project of Sagar district and permission for investment clearance. Similarly, approval of Rs. 2 thousand 244 crore 97 lakh has been given by the cabinet for total 78 thousand 484 hectare irrigation command area of Maa Ratangarh Multipurpose project of Datia district and investment clearance. Other Decisions The cabinet has given approval to Rs. 41 crore for Shahdol Engineering College, the unit of Rajeev Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishvavidyalaya, Bhopal. This amount will be provided by the University from its own funds. Furthermore, the cabinet gave approval of Rs. 30 crore for construction of new fisheries building. This building will be constructed on the 3.90 acre land at Bhadbhada Fisheries Seed territory of the department



aa Universities should also contribute to eradicate Malnutrition and T.B.-Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 Jun 2018

Universities should shoulder social responsibilities also by not restricting themselves only to education. Universities must come forward to make the Malnutrition and T.B. free society. They must adopt villages in their vicinity and generate public awareness about malnutrition and T.B. through counselling in these villages. This was said by the Governor in a meeting of T.B. Association and Red Cross Society held at Gwalior today. The Governor Smt. Patel has said that Vice Chancellors and Registrars of the universities should lead this noble initiative. Pregnant women and citizens should be told through counselling that they have to use Rs. 16 thousand being given by the government to pregnant and lactating women for nutritious diet only. She mentioned that malnourished children will not only born, if we succeed in making them understand the importance of nutrition. She further stated that they should make people understand that free T.B. treatment is being provided by the government. This disease is cured completely by regular treatment. Children celebrate birth day with Governor Aganwadi’s children celebrated birth day with the Governor Smt. Patel. She distributed toffees and fruits to the children in aganwadi centre. Birth day of Mayank, Liven, Daksham, Krishna, Prachi and Almiya was celebrated in group. Smt. Patel helped them in wearing birthday caps and cut cake with them. She also distributed mangoes, plums, bananas and other fruits to all the children. The Governor Smt. Patel visited Government Primary and Middle School No. 1, located at Baradari too. While interacting with children, she educated them about the sanitation and environment and distributed toffees and fruits. Moreover, the Governor conducted inspection of District Hospital Murar and Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit connected to it. She distributed fruits among the children hospitalised there and inspected dialysis room, medicine distribution centre and emergency medical services besides OPD etc. Moreover, Smt. Patel, while holding direct interaction with the beneficiaries of schemes of highest priority heard their experiences and gathered information about happiness came to their lives by the schemes. Some were happy to after getting pucca houses, some for getting free gas connections and some were saying that Mudra Yojana has made them self reliant. About 135 beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Jan Dhan, Mudra, Jeevan-Jyoti, Bima Suraksha schemes, crop insurance, National Rural and Urban Livelihood Mission, Koushalya and Koushal Samvardhan Yojana, Start –Up, Swachcha Bharat Mission and other schemes were present during the direct interaction. She urged the beneficiaries to contribute in water conservation activities and to become self reliant by linking themselves with self-help groups under the Rural Livelihood Mission.



aa Grant of Rs. 17 per cow to be given to Gou-Shalas for Gou-Sanrakshan
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 Jun 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made announcement in a programme held on the occasion of 39th Deekshaant Diwas and 61th birth anniversary of Gurudev Shri Rishabhchandra Sureeshwar at Mohankheda of Dhar district, that grant of Rs. 17 per cow will be given to Gou-Shalas of the state for Gou-Sanrakshan. He mentioned that the state government by drawing inspiration from Gurudev has started building sanctuary at Agar for cows’ protection. Gurudev, while presenting memento to Shri Chouhan honoured and blessed him with Mukhya Mantri Ratna Samman. He also presented felicitation letter to Shri Chouhan in the programme. At the beginning of the function, Shri Chouhan presented shawl-shreephal and offered kesar to Gurudev. The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot was present in the programme. Maximum provision for poor section in Budget The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has said that the state government has started Sambal Yojana for poor, labourers and destitute categories by drawing inspiration from Gurudev. Elaborating on the scheme, Shri Chouhan informed that One crore 82 lakh persons of these categories have registered under the scheme. He said that there is nothing big than service to suffering humanity in the world. The Jain community has played an important role to show the path of public welfare to the state government. He further stated that provisions have been made in the state’s budget to spend maximum amount for the welfare of poor section. At present, wheat, rice and salt at the rate of Re. One per k.g. are being provided to 5 crore 50 lakh poor families in the state without any discrimination of caste and creed. Shri Chouhan presented sewing machines to women beneficiaries for self-employment under the lottery system in the programme. MPs Shri Meghraj Jain and Smt. Savitri Thakur, MLAs Shri Vel Singh Bhuriya, Smt. Neena Vikram Verma and Smt. Ranjana Baghel, Former Union Minister Shri Vikram Verma, Office Bearers of Jain Samaj Trust, other Public Representatives and Villagers in large number were present in the programme.



aa CM Shri Chouhan expresses profound grief over demise of Smt. Laxmibai Gupta
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Jun 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over the demise of Smt. Laxmibai Gupta, mother of Shri Suresh Gupta, the Additional Director,Public Relations Department. He has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss. Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Industries Shri Rajendra Shukla, Principal Secretary Shri S.K. Mishra, Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari, Officers and employees of the department besides media personnel have expressed condolences over the demise of Smt. Gupta. Late Smt. Laxmibai Gupta was sick since last 15 days and left for her heavenly abode at the age of 91 years at Bhopal in the morning today.



aa Governor Smt. Patel inspects Aganwadi in Bhind district
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Jun 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel reached Aganwadi Kendra located in village Sarva of Bhind district on Monday and gathered information about the nutritious food being served to the children in the centre. She also distributed text books to the school students and planted sapling in the school campus. Smt. Patel said that nutritious food according to the fixed menu should be served in the aganwadi. She expressed happiness over the birth of more female children in comparison to male in the village between January 1 and June 1, 2018. She distributed fruits to the children and heard poems from the children. Moreover, the Governor Smt. Patel has said during her visit to the school at village Sarva that yoga classes should be conducted for children twice a week. Students should be taken on tour to historical places and Malanpur Industrial area and they should be told to write an essay on their visits. She further mentioned that old students should welcome new students at school. Self-Help Groups to be made strong The Governor Smt. Patel reviewed schemes being implemented by the Union Government in Bhind. She said that self-help groups should be made strong to make them self dependent. She also reviewed Mukhyamantri Mudra Yojana, Krishi Bima, Ujjawala, Soubhagya, Pradhanmantri Gramin and Shahri Awas, Mid Day Meal, Swachchta Mission, Aajivika Mission, Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak and Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Smt. Patel obtained information about the businesses being conducted by the beneficiaries of Mudra Yojana. She interacted directly with the beneficiaries and heard their experiences. Smt. Patel gave instructions for proper implementation of schemes. Minister for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya, MLAs Shri Narendra Singh Kushwaha and Shri Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi besides other Public Representatives were present on the occasion.



aa Legal action to be taken against contractors for delay in Projects’ construction works : CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Jun 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has reviewed progress status of major Development Projects of Water Resources, Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana, Integrated Power Development Project, Industrial Area Development, Public Works Department and Public Health Engineering in Pragati Online at Mantralaya today. He gave directives to take legal action by holding accountability against the contractors for delay in construction works of various projects and to place them in the black list. It was informed during the Integrated Power Development that excellent works have been undertaken under the Soubhagya Yojana in Ujjain and Sehore district. Electricity is available at each house of each village in both the districts. Shri Chouhan instructed to complete road construction projects speedily. While reviewing the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana, CM Shri Chouhan said that we should consider implementation on vertical housing scheme now as it is must to save land for future. He further mentioned that efforts should be made to settle issues related to land acquisition and compensation with the mutual consent of land owners. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also reviewed works under the Amrit Yojana, Water Supply Project and Industrial Areas. It was informed in the meeting that development works of 23 industrial areas are at different stages. Work of I.T. Park at Indore has been completed. An investment of about Rs. 2 thousand 500 crore is estimated in these industrial areas. The Chief Minister mentioned that the state will witness major transformation after completion of these major projects of the main sectors of development. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Principal Secretaries of the concerned departments were present on the occasion.



aa M.P. Water Sports Academy’s 4 Players selected for Junior Asian Championship
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Jun 2018

Four male players of the Madhya Pradesh Water Sports Academy namely Mangal Singh, Nitish Bhardwaj, Rohit Sedhant and Vijaypal Singh will represent India in Junior Asian Rowing event to be held at Chungju, Korea from June 25. Expressing pleasure over selection of these sportspersons, the Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia said that all these players (Rovers) are medal prospects for our team. Moreover, Smt. Scindia mentioned that Madhya Pradesh has registered its strong presence in Indian Water Sports. Eight sailors have been selected for Asian Championship recently. She stated that we maintain strong representation in both the sailing and rowing sports. She further informed that Madhya Pradesh has bagged maximum medals at national level in Kayaking and Canoeing.



aa Governor Smt. Patel visits Timarni Aaganwadi Centre: Interacts with Children
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 Jun 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel visited Aaganvadi centre located at ward no. 7 of Tinmarni- District Harda and inteacted with children today. She distributed nutritious food and fruits among the children. A birthday of one of the girl child was also celebrated in the aaganvadi on this occasion. Smt. Patel gathered information about Iron Tablet and implementation of Matratva Vandana Yojana and gave instruction for better care of the children. The children overjoyed to find the Governor amid them. Governor reaches hospital The Governor reached NRC Hospital and interacted with mothers of children admitted in the hospital and distributed nutrious food and fruits among them. She told the doctors to play an active role to save children from malnutrition. Quality of food, nutrition and water purity should be ensured. MLA Shri Sanjay Shah accompanied the Governor. Governor dedicates Shishu Vatika The governor Smt. Patel dedicated newly constructed Shishu Vatika Bhavan of Saraswati Shishu Mandir. She said that Vidya Bharti is working in the field of education at various states of the country. This organisation works in a different style. She informed that work to impart training to aaganvadi workers has been handed over to Vidya Bharti in Gujarat. Commenting on Shishu Vatika, she said that she is happy to see that Shisku Vatika is working in accordance to the Indian culture. Moreover, the Governor stated that our country holds Vishwa Guru status in the field of education. Modern education has impacted our children so much that they are moving away from Indian culture. She mentioned that education can become useful only, when it is based on Indian philosophy. We have to develop overall personality of children thorugh education and culture. Children must be taught about the culture along with the education. She told teachers that according to the Indian culture, honound teachers should educate children about the culture besides imparting regular education. Foreigners inspired by our education, culture and ancient traditions are followiing it. She mentioned that children are furure of our country and teachers are their future’s builders. All India Head of Shishu Vatika Smt. Ashaben Thanke and Pt. Shyamswaroop Manawat also presented their views during the programme. The Governor delibrated with beneficiaries of various schemes at Timarni and gathered information in detail about changes came in their lives. She also participated in Samman Samaroh organised by Gujrati Community at Harda. Well-off citizens must adopt children suffering from T.B. The Governor told the well-off citizens that they must adopt children suffering from T.B. Weekly arrangement of fruits, gram, jaggery and groundnut should be made to enable them to get nutrition. Along with this, their parents should visit them after every 15 days and enquire about their regular medicines intake. She further mentioned that we have to make entire country T.B. free till 2023. In this connection, the well off members of the society must contribute actively to make Harda, a T.B. free district, she added



aa Governor Smt. Patel visits Timarni Aaganwadi Centre: Interacts with Children
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Jun 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel visited Aaganvadi centre located at ward no. 7 of Tinmarni- District Harda and inteacted with children today. She distributed nutritious food and fruits among the children. A birthday of one of the girl child was also celebrated in the aaganvadi on this occasion. Smt. Patel gathered information about Iron Tablet and implementation of Matratva Vandana Yojana and gave instruction for better care of the children. The children overjoyed to find the Governor amid them. Governor reaches hospital The Governor reached NRC Hospital and interacted with mothers of children admitted in the hospital and distributed nutrious food and fruits among them. She told the doctors to play an active role to save children from malnutrition. Quality of food, nutrition and water purity should be ensured. MLA Shri Sanjay Shah accompanied the Governor. Governor dedicates Shishu Vatika The governor Smt. Patel dedicated newly constructed Shishu Vatika Bhavan of Saraswati Shishu Mandir. She said that Vidya Bharti is working in the field of education at various states of the country. This organisation works in a different style. She informed that work to impart training to aaganvadi workers has been handed over to Vidya Bharti in Gujarat. Commenting on Shishu Vatika, she said that she is happy to see that Shisku Vatika is working in accordance to the Indian culture. Moreover, the Governor stated that our country holds Vishwa Guru status in the field of education. Modern education has impacted our children so much that they are moving away from Indian culture. She mentioned that education can become useful only, when it is based on Indian philosophy. We have to develop overall personality of children thorugh education and culture. Children must be taught about the culture along with the education. She told teachers that according to the Indian culture, honound teachers should educate children about the culture besides imparting regular education. Foreigners inspired by our education, culture and ancient traditions are followiing it. She mentioned that children are furure of our country and teachers are their future’s builders. All India Head of Shishu Vatika Smt. Ashaben Thanke and Pt. Shyamswaroop Manawat also presented their views during the programme. The Governor delibrated with beneficiaries of various schemes at Timarni and gathered information in detail about changes came in their lives. She also participated in Samman Samaroh organised by Gujrati Community at Harda. Well-off citizens must adopt children suffering from T.B. The Governor told the well-off citizens that they must adopt children suffering from T.B. Weekly arrangement of fruits, gram, jaggery and groundnut should be made to enable them to get nutrition. Along with this, their parents should visit them after every 15 days and enquire about their regular medicines intake. She further mentioned that we have to make entire country T.B. free till 2023. In this connection, the well off members of the society must contribute actively to make Harda, a T.B. free district, she added



aa Increase in Centre’s assistance should be made in proportion to increase in population
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended meeting of NITI Ayog held under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister Shri Narendar Modi at New Delhi today. He spoke especially about two issues concerning Madhya Pradesh in the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan said that increase in centre’s share of various schemes and centre’s financial assistance should be made in proportion to increase in population during the last few years. Similarly, he said in the meeting that Madhya Pradesh has made remarkable efforts to sustain green cover and to increase it at the cost of development in Madhya Pradesh in the past. He demanded that Madhya Pradesh must be given additional amount in the form of green bonus to accelerate the pace of overall development in the state.



aa CM Shri Chouhan meets Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radhamohan Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met the Union Minister of Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi and thanked him for the assistance given for Rabi marketing in the price support scheme for gram, lentil and mustard. As a result of this cooperation, the biggest pulse procurement work has been possible so far in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan informed the Union Minister about the production of bumper crops in the state and urged him to increase the purchase limit to 50 thousand metric tonnes. On the request of the Chief Minister, Union Minister, Shri Singh assured to increase the purchase limit to 17 lakh metric tonnes. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told that Rs 5,000 crore is expected from Nafed. This amount should be released soon, because resentment is growing among farmers as they are not getting their due payment on time after procurement work. Shri Chouhan urged the Union Agriculture Minister to immediately provide the target for the procurement of summer moong of 100 lakh metric tonnes and 20 thousand metric tonnes of summer urad. He said that the summer moong and summer urad procurement should also be included under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. He demanded to set 50 percent share of states and 50 percent share of centre in the amount of expenditure under the scheme. Shri Chouhan invited the Union Minister for the Vikas Parva Samaroh to be organized in the state from June 23 to July 6.



aa CM Shri Chouhan meets Union Finance Minister Shri Piyush Goyal
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Minister for Finance Shri Piyush Goyal at New Delhi today. During the half an hour long meeting, Shri Chouhan put forth a demand for additional financial assistance for the state. He urged that the state needs additional financial assistance from the centre to protect farmers from heavy loss owing to the bumper agriculture production in the state. It may be mentioned that bumper production of gram, summer moong, urad and soybean in the state has caused this problem. CM Shri Chouhan has informed Shri Goyal that G.S.T. amount of Rs. 1096 crore for the month of April and May has not been reimbursed by the centre till now. He requested that G.S.T. amount should be released immediately. Along with this, he expressed concern over financial assistance for NAFED and the pending payment with NAFED. He said that he has information that loan of Rs. 5 thousand crore has been approved by the Punjab National Bank for NAFED. He demanded that this amount should be released to the state immediately. Moreover, Shri Chouhan also demanded to include soybean in the Price Support Scheme. Shri Chouhan invited Shri Goyal for Vikas Parva to be held in the state from June 23 to July 06, which was accepted heartily by the Union Minister.



aa One dozen villages to be benefitted by Semai Minor: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Jun 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra performed bhoomi-poojan of construction works related to irrigation at village Sindhvari of Datia district costing Rs. 36 lakh. He informed villagers that around one dozen villages will get sufficient water from Semai Minor Canal. Moreover, Dr. Mishra urged labourers and artisans to avail benefit of Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana. He informed that registered persons will get benefit of free medical treatment up to Rs. 5 lakh, financial assistance on untimely death, financial assistance during pregnancy and monthly electricity bill at the flat rate of Rs. 200 under the scheme. Member of Legislative Assembly Shri Ghanshyam Pironiya and other public representatives were present in the programme. PR Minister attends Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Workshop Public Relations Minister, Dr. Mishra attended Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao workshop. Aaganvadi Workers and Assistants expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the Minister for Public Relations Dr. Mishra for doubling their remuneration. Dr. Mishra has mentioned that every obstacle, obstructing development will be removed.



aa CM Shri Chouhan wishes Bohra community on Eid
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today visited Idgah near Saifia College and greeted Bohra community members on Eid. The Bohra community members kept fast (roza) for the whole month of Ramazan and then celebrated the festival of Eid with traditional fervour. After a month of prayers, the joy of Eid could be noticed on the faces of rozedars. Praising the brotherhood and unity in the Bohra community, the Chief Minister said that no one is small or big in the Bohras. The whole community become united to bring the weaker members of the community in the limelight. Expressing joy, the members of the community said that the Chief Minister’s visit doubled the joy of Eid. The Chief Minister greeted everyone on Eid and prayed for prosperity and progress of everyone. Janab Aamil Saheb and Bohra community members were also present on the occasion. Bohra community from all districts including Bhopal offered special namaz on Eid today. The special namaz was followed by exchange of greetings in the traditional manner and prayed for peace and prosperity along with mutual brotherhood in the state and the country.



aa 7.5 times rise in compensation to banana producing farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reached the fields to take stock of the banana crops destroyed by windstorm in Burhanpur district. Assuring relief from the losses to the crops to the farmers the Chief Minister said that the banana producing farmers will be given maximum compensation for loss due to natural calamity. Shri Chouhan announced that the state government will soon make amendments in the provisions of the Revenue Book Circular and will provide Rs one lakh per hectare compensation after increasing the compensation of Rs 13 thousand 500 payable to the farmers hiked nearly 7.5 times. CM Shri Chouhan said that in this hour of crisis, the state government stands with the banana producing farmers. Farmers will be provided relief from every problem. He said that I know the banana crop is very vulnerable, and if the stock of the sapling becomes crooked in strong winds, the whole sapling can get destroyed. Shri Chouhan said to provide maximum insurance amount to the banana producers under crop insurance scheme, discussion will be held with the insurance company and the Government of India. The electricity bill of the farmers whose crops were destroyed will be paid by the state government. Recovery of crop loan has been postponed. Small and marginal farmers will be paid wages under Rozgar Guarantee Yojana for cleaning the fields by removing the destroyed banana crops. The state government will pay the interest of crop loan of banana producing farmers and loan without interest will be made available to farmers for the next banana crop. CM Shri Chouhan visited the fields of farmer Kashinath of Umarda village and Anil Mahajan and Bhagwat of Shehpur and inspected the destroyed banana crops. Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, District Panchayat President Shri Sanjay Jadhav and local public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan to inaugurate works worth Rs 700 crores in Datia
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate various works worth about Rs 700 crores in Datia on June 15. In this, bhoomi-pujan of Pashu Chikitsa Mahavidyalaya building worth Rs 350 crore under Rani Lakshmibai Central Agriculture University, dedication of Datia Medical College building, Udgawan Group Water Supply Scheme, Mukhya Mantri Urban Drinking Water Scheme Sevdha, Power sub-station Sevdha, Goraghat Marg Sevdha, Datia-Unnao Marg and Unnao-Kamad Marg. The Medical College building constructed at a cost of Rs 158 crore is due to the efforts of Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra. The schemes being dedicated by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan include roads worth Rs 51 crore, work of Mukhya Mantri Urban Drinking Water Scheme worth Rs 22 crore, Power sub station worth Rs 28 crore and Group Water Supply Scheme worth Rs 90 crores. Datia top in several schemes Datia district leads in the implementation of beneficiary based schemes. Datia has topped in payment of insurance amount to farmers not only in state but also in the country. CM Shri Chouhan will provide benefits to beneficiaries of various schemes on Friday. It may be noted Rs 32.44 crore will be distributed to 4 thousand 247 beneficiaries under Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme, Rs 31.21 crore to 10 thousand 853 beneficiaries under Bhavantar Yojana and Rs 62.38 crore to 28 thousand 732 beneficiaries under Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme by CM. In Rabi Agriculture Procurement – 2018, Rs 300 crores was provided to Rs 41 thousand beneficiaries, Rs 125 crore to nearly 2 lakh beneficiaries under Relief Fund distribution, Rs 75 crore to 25 thousand beneficiaries under Krishak Samriddhi Yojana and Rs 67 crore was spent on providing gas connections to 41 thousand women under Ujjwala Yojana. Nearly 2475 thousand beneficiaries have been benefitted under Mukhya Mantri Krishi Rin Samadhan Yojana and 42 thousand beneficiaries under Saubhagya Yojana. Two lakh labourers have been registered in Sambal Yojana in Datia district. About 32 thousand homeless persons have been provided land rights certificate and made land owners. Datia has set an example for best implementation of public welfare programmes.



aa Special force to be formed in state for disaster management
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that special force should be constituted for disaster management in the state. Arrangement for detailed training in various forms connected with disaster management to the members of the force should be made. Shri Chouhan was reviewing recruitments on various posts in government service at the Mantralaya today. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present on the occasion. It was told at the meeting that recruitments were made on 40 thousand posts in government service this year and new appointments are being made on nearly 52 thousand posts. CM Shri Chouhan reviewed vacancies and appointments made department wise during the meeting. He said that the recruitments should be made with full transparency. All formalities of recruitments should be completed within the stipulated time. It was told that the Higher Education Department will make appointments on 3268 posts. Recruitments will be made on total 52 thousand posts including 1447 under Revenue Department, 30,000 under School Education Department, 4607 under Health Department, 8520 under Home Department and 3741 under Women and Child Development and other departments. It was also informed that total 40 thousand new appointments have been made including 9,540 by Revenue Department, 3,020 by Health Department, 16,443 by Home Department, 620 by Women and Child Development Department, 5150 by Higher Education Department and other departments. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotiya, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and other officers were present in the meeting.



aa Insurance of Rs 5 lakhs to poor in Ayushman Bharat Yojana: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that insurance will be provided to the poor and weaker sections of the state up to Rs 5 lakh under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana to be implemented on Independence Day from August 15 in the country. Until the scheme is implemented, the poor sections of the state will get financial assistance from the Mukhya Mantri Swechhanudan Yojana. Inaugurating the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana at the state-level during the labourers conference in Timarni of Harda district today, Shri Chouhan said that one crore 82 lakh labourers of the state have got registered in the scheme. He said that the registered labourers will be provided benefits of various public welfare schemes of the state government. Giving detailed information about the Sambal Yojana, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that registration card will be given to registered beneficiaries. This card will help them take advantage of various schemes. He said that needy and poor families will be provided residential land pattas and made land owners besides pucca houses will be constructed for them on the land. Shri Chouhan said that in the absence of government land in the urban area, the poor class will be provided house by constructing multi-storeyed buildings. The Chief Minister said that pucca houses will be constructed for those people have not been able to acquire permanent house in Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme under the Mukhya Mantri Antyodaya Awas Yojana. He said that the construction of houses is being completed in a phasewise manner. Shri Chouhan said that this year, one lakh youth will be provided loan for setting up different enterprises in the state. The state government will provide loans on its guarantee to the self-help groups and will also pay 3 percent interest on loan. He said that the state government would also help in the marketing of the products of these groups. Monitoring committees to be made on gram panchayat and ward level Shri Chouhan informed that five-member committees will be made at gram panchayat and ward-level for monitoring of Sambal Yojana. Members of these committees will include 3 persons from the general category, one each from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe and one woman member. This committee will be provided assistance by the Jan Abhiyan Parishad also. He said that the committee will provide assistance in availing benefits of various schemes to the labourers and their families in its work area and will check any kind of irregularity. Colleges to open in Rehetgaon and Khirkiya CM Shri Chouhan announced at the labourer conference that Sirali will be given the status of Municipal Council and government colleges will be opened in Rehetgaon and Khirkiya tehsil. He told that in this area test will be conducted to set up a 132 KV electric sub-station. Tender process has been completed for Moran and Ganjal Irrigation Project. Soon, Timarni area will start getting irrigation facility from these projects. The Chief Minister performed bhoomi-pujan and dedicated construction works worth Rs 93 crore 12 lakh in Harda district on the occasion. The Chief Minister distributed registration smart cards and benefits of various schemes to the registered labourers at the labourers conferemce. He honoured Misabandis with shawl-sriphal and tamra patra. Among those who were present at the labourers conference were District in charge Shri Jalam Singh Patel, MP Smt. Jyoti Dhurve, MLA Shri Sanjay Shah and Shri R.K. Dogane, Municipal Chairman Shri Surendra Jain, Nagar Panchayat President Smt. Gayatri Goyal and other public representatives.



aa Sambal Yojana will bring new light in poor’s life: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government has launched the biggest scheme of the World ‘Sambal’ for the welfare of poor. This will bring prosperity in the life of poor families and will transform their lives. The government will now utilize budget in proportion to the poor population. Each poor will have pucca house within the next 4 years. Every child of poor will get education. Poor will be provided free medical treatment. This category will have to pay electricity bill at the flat rate. Full help will be provided to poor families at the time of crisis. They will be provided dignified farewell at the end of life. Works to increase income of the poor will be carried out under the Sambal yojana. Shri Chouhan further informed that fees of public schools will be controlled. Such an arrangement will be made that children of poor families go to public schools for pursuing studies. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Benefit Distribution programme of Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana held at Lal Parade Ground here today. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan stated that the Sambal Yojana has been implemented to bring new light and to fill colours poor’s life. Life journey of poor will become easily and comfortable. Financial assistance will also be provided at the time of untimely death. An amount of Rs. 2 lakh on death till the age of 60 years and Rs. 4 lakh in case of accidental death will be given. A sum of Rs. 5 thousand will be given to perform last funeral rites. Moreover, e-rickshaw will be given to e-loaders and rickshaw operators. Loan at the guarantee of the government will be given to one lakh youth for self-employment. Programmes to impart them training will also be organized, he added. Shri Chouhan said that poor will have pay electricity bill only at flat rate from July. The government will pay remaining amount of the bill. Those who are using bulb, fan and TV will pay electricity bill of Rs. 200 at flat rate. Woman labourer will get assistance of Rs 4000 in pregnancy and Rs 12000 after delivery. Difficulties in paying fee of daughter and son will be removed. The government will provide fee from class first to college level. There will be no discrimination on the basis of caste, community and religion in paying fee. He said that 37 lakh 50 thousand poor people are homeless in the state. The government will construct 40 lakh houses in four years to give pucca house to every poor person. Houses will be given in multi-storey buildings in urban areas due to shortage of land. Every year, ten lakh houses will be constructed in the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the execution of the scheme will be done in a very simple manner. Smart card will be given to each registered beneficiary. For their help, five-member committee in each ward will be formed. One woman labourer and one person from scheduled caste and scheduled tribe will be in the committee. He called upon poor people that they should demand for their rights by getting organised. The world has same space for rich and poor both. There were many slogans created to remove poverty but gap between rich and poor broadened. The approach of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has to remove poverty includes increasing income of poor person, feeling to share their needs. The state government has fulfilled the needs of food, cloth, house, medicine and job under the Sambal Yojana. Minister of State for Cooperative (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, member of Parliament Shri Alok Sanjar, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, President of Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, President of Jila Panchayat Shri Manmohan Nagar, Chairman Bhopal Development Authority Shri Om Yadav, President of Asangatith Mazdoor Mandal Shri Sultan Singh Shekhawat, Members of Legislative Assembly Shri Surendranath Singh, Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Shri Vishnu Khatri and unorganised labourers in large number were present in the programme.



aa CM Shri Chouhan to dedicate Datia Medical College building
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will dedicate the newly-constructed Medical College building at Datia on Friday. The construction of the Building has been completed in record time due to the efforts of Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra. Government of India has given formal approval in connection with the commencement of the first academic session in the Medical College. Permission has been granted for admission of 100 students in the M.B.B.S. course for the academic year 2018-19. With the Datia Medical College opening under Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University, Jabalpur, the students will get admission in M.B.B.S course from the new session. This is a significant achievement for Datia in the field of Medical Education and Treatment.



aa Governor Smt. Patel expresses grief over demise of Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Jun 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has expressed grief over the demise of the spiritual Guru Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj. In her condolences message, she said that the young spiritual Guru Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj was known as national saint. He was a strong supporter of harmony and unity. The Governor has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.



aa CM Shri Chouhan expresses grief over demise of Sant Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed grief over the demise of Sant Shri Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj and paid tribute to the departed soul. Shri Chouhan has said that with the untimely death of Sant Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj, the country has lost a dynamic personality full of knowledge, culture and service. He mentioned that the thoughts of Bhaiyyu Ji Maharaj will inspire society to follow the path of service to humanity till eternity. His connection with the Narmada Seva Mission and works rendered in the field of environment conservation and social welfare cannot be forgotten. CM Shri Chouhan has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.



aa Admissions in NCTE courses through M.P.Online this year
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 Jun 2018

A decision has been taken in Madhya Pradesh to end entrance examination taken by the Professional Examination Board (PEB) for about 50 thousand sanctioned seats for B.Ed. and other courses of N.C.T.E. in all the private educational colleges beside educational and physical studies courses for the academic year 2018-19. The Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya was met and requested by the students and delegations of directors of various institutions on May 10 to change the admission procedure for NCTI courses in Madhya Pradesh. Online admission procedure through M.P. Online will be followed this year. Online application process will be started from June 15. The time table of online counseling will be made available on the website of Higher Education Department www.highereducation.mp.gov.in and http:/hed.mponline.in of M.P. Online. This year admission procedure will be followed for these courses on the basis of order of merit of marks obtained in qualifying examinations. Admission procedure will be completed in 3 phases for 8 courses of NCTI. Under the first phase, online verification of documents will be carried out by the government through identified help-centers (Government colleges and universities) by making registration of applicant on the portal of M.P. Online. The fitness and proficiency test for B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. will be held on the fixed date at the prescribed help-centers. After this consolidated merit list will be published and seats will be allotted on the basis of merit in the first phase. Admission will be given by depositing fee and submitting T.C. besides migration certificate through identified help-centers. After the end of each phase, the vacant seats in the colleges will be published. Facility for online verification of documents and online registration will be made available for new applicants in every phase. There will be 77+7=84 identified help-centers (Government colleges and universities) for online verification. Admission process will be carried out on the basis of merit and for other courses of B.Ed. and N.C.T.E. Students will facilitate with online registration in each phase. After the closing of third semester, action will be considered to fill vacant seats in colleges following the administrative approval.



aa Rs. 260 Crore approved for second phase of RUSA project: Minister Shri Pawayya
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jun 2018

In order to carry out infrastructure development in colleges and universities of the state, an amount of Rs. 260 crore has been approved by the Union Ministry Human Resources Development for the second phase of RUSA project. Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya, while informing about this said that this amount will be utilised to complete works, proposed under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) in the colleges and universities by the Higher Education department. An amount of Rs. 20 crore each will be allocated for infrastructure development works to Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya Bhopal, M.G.G. Vishwavidyalaya Chitrakoot and Vikram Vishwavidyalaya under the RUSA project. Similarly, 26 crore will be given for new establishment Vyavasayik Mahavidyalaya-Rajgarh and sum of Rs. 12 crore each to Naveen Adarsh Mahavidyalaya Chhattarpur, Vidisha, Khandwa, Singrauli, Damoh, Guna, Badwani and Rajgarh. An amount of Rs. 4 crore each will be allocated for up-gradation of Government College Anjad, Government Girls College Vidisha and Neelkantheshwar Government College Khandwa. Moreover, an amount of Rs. 2 crore each will be allocated to NAAC accredited 33 colleges for infrastructure development.



aa Roza Aftar organised at Raj Bhavan
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jun 2018

A Roza Aftar was organized at Raj Bhavan today on the occasion of Ramzan by Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel. Smt. Patel greeted Muslim brethren on the occasion. She offered dates to the Muslim women for Roza Aftar. Among those who attended the Roza Aftar were Chief Minister Shri Shirvaj Singh Chouhan, former Chief Minister and MLA Shri Babulal Gaur, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Shukla, Chairman of Waqf Board Shauqat Mohammed Khan, Chief Information Commissioner Shri K.D. Khan, Chairman of Minority Commission Shri Niaz Mohammed Khan, Chairman of Madarsa Board Professor Imaddudin, President of BJP Minority Morcha Madhya Pradesh Sanwar Patel, Vice-Chancellors of Universities, religious leaders, senior administrative and police officials, office-bearers of political parties, journalists, citizens and a large number of Rozedars. Secretary to the Governor Shri Bharat Maheshwari and senior officers of Raj Bhavan were present on the occasion. Naib Shahar Qazi Janab Babar Hussain Nadvi Saheb conducted the Namaz.



aa Rs 30 thousand crore deposited in accounts of farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government has done the work of depositing about Rs 30 thousand crores of different schemes in the accounts of farmers. The Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan Yojana is being launched from June 13 to connect the every poor with social security. The state government has decided that the law of Ladli Laxmi scheme will be enacted, for which the bill will be brought in the forthcoming assembly session. The Vikas Yatra will be celebrated from June 23 to July 06 in the state. The Yatra will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on June 23. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was in a direct dialogue with the students, labourers and farmers under 'Dil Se' programme. Education is a fundamental right Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that today 22 thousand talented students have been given funds for laptops. The state government has decided that laptops will be given to all the students who get more than 75 percent marks in Class 12th. With this, more than 40 thousand other than 22 thousand students will be given laptops. Students who have scored more than 70 percent marks in the 12th Board were provided career counseling. In the second phase, students who score less than 70 percent marks will be counselled. Counseling of students who have not passed will be counseled in the third phase. Students who have not passed should not be disappointed as there is no dearth of opportunities. Acquiring education is the basic right. No child in Madhya Pradesh will be deprived of education due to lack of funds. Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan Yojana to begin from June 13 Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the farmers of the state have been given assistance of Rs 30 thousand crores in the last one year in different schemes including Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana, Incentives on Support Price, drought relief and Crop Insurance Scheme. The state government is determined to make agriculture a profit hub. There have been taken many measures for this. The Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan Yojana is a scheme that will transform the lives of the poor. Through this scheme, work is being done to give justice to the exploited, deprived and suffering class. In this, all basic needs of the poor will be fulfilled. This scheme is going to start on June 13. In this, assistance will be given to the poor for housing pattas, education of children, medical assistance, maternity assistance, assistance on death and help in skill development. Special Camp for electricity bills in July-August Month CM Shri Chouhan has said that the state government has taken a decision to simplify the electricity bills. Special camps will be held in cluster of villages in the month of July and August, in which certificates of zero bills will be given to the registered labourers of Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan Yojana by collecting bills. In this way, the arrears of their bills will be paid by the state government. After this, electricity bills at the flat rate of Rs. 200 per month will be provided to them. Moreover, the state government has decided to enact law of Ladli Laxmi Yojana. State has 27 lakh 80 thousand Ladli Laxmis till now. Law will help better implementation of the scheme, he added. Plantation campaign at large scale from July 15 Shri Chouhan further mentioned that at the initiative of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the United Nations has declared June 21 as the Yoga Day. Yoga is must to keep body healthy. The Prime Minister Shri Modi has transformed Swachchta into a public campaign. Work will be carried out make all the cities of the state clean. He stated that a wide level plantation campaign will be conducted in the state from July 15 to August 15. He congratulated citizens, who participated in rivers’ deepening work, which has been carried out in the state in the month of June. River conservation work has been undertaken under the Narmada Seva Mission. Shri Chouhan has mentioned that every citizen must cooperate for the progress of the state. Citizens must give their best to make Madhya Pradesh a best state, he added. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan in his address congratulated Ku. Megha Parmar of Sehore district, who climbed Mount Everest, Shabista Khan and Sankalp Keshri, who secured position in NEET examination, Shri Ashish Vishvakarma, Shri Govind Vairagi, Shri Satish Yadav, Ku. Uma Chouhan, Ku. Ritika Dangi, Ekta Yadav, Shola Charles and Harshita Tomar, the 8 players of the state, who were selected in Indian team for Asian Sailing Championship held at Jakarta. Shri Chouhan paid tribute to Martyr Major Ajay Prasad of Bhopal on 19th death anniversary and to the Former Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Former Minister of the state Late Smt. Urmila Singh. He also remembered Martyr Birsa Munda and Late Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.



aa Students should be firm while choosing a path and move ahead: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan called upon the outstanding students to be firm in choosing their path and move ahead. There will be no dearth of funds for their education. He said that insipration, hard work and money is needed to move ahead in life. Let students do the hard work, money will be arranged by the state government. Shri Chouhan was addressing the gathering at the Outstanding Students Felicitation Ceremony at the Lal Parade ground here today. Students who obtained more than 75 percent marks in board exams took part in the ceremony. The Chief Minister got an amount of Rs 25 thousand each deposited in their accounts online for purchasing laptops. Shri Chouhan congratulated the students for a bright future, and congratulated the teachers for giving them skillful guidance. Online funds were provided to about 22 thousand 35 outstanding students for purchase of laptops at the ceremony. The amounts of the remaining 66 thousand students will also reach in their accounts soon. It may be noted that on the initiative of CM Shri Chouhan a scheme was started to promote students who have been scoring good marks since year 2009.The number of outstanding students in session 2009-10 was 473. Now in 8 years, this number has increased 47 times to 22.035 in 2017-18. This year total 5,95,505 students took in the Higher Secondary School examination out of which 22035 students were provided online funds for laptop as incentive in today’s ceremony. Shri Chouhan told the students that they should buy a laptop of their choice with the incentive amount of Rs 25 thousand and create a new world of knowledge by using them in their study. He said that every child has the right to get good and quality education. There should be no shortcoming in the education of children for the future of the country and the state. Terming the students as an amalgam of extraordinary ability and talents, he said that if they are in the right direction, they will be capable of building a golden future for themselves and the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan resolved to set goals for the students. He said that to achieve the goal, make a roadmap and follow it honestly. Success is determined by determination and will power. He said that the sky is the limit for those want to fly high. Create capabilities within yourself and then measure the entire sky. He told the students to always respect their parents and women. The Chief Minister said that the country is changing and that the students should be ever ready to make their contribution in the change. He told them to make creative use of new technology and always stay away from its misuse. Always be alert not to step on the wrong path. Do not let disappointment come near you. Stay away from all kinds of distraction. Focus only on your goal. He said that the state government is committed towards the education of girls. Posts have been reserved for them in government jobs. The Chief Minister said that those who set an evil eye on girls or disrespect women will get death by hanging. Commissioner Public Instructions Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat told that this time 902 children have been selected from government schools in JEE Mains. Among those present at the felicitation ceremony were Panchayat and Rural Development Minister and Bhopal in charge Shri Gopal Bhargav, School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State for School Education Shri Deepak Joshi, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Shri Vishnu Khatri, Shri Surendra Nath Singh, Chairman of State Child Mission Shri Raghavgarh Sharma, Vice-Chairman of Board of Secondary Education Shri Bhagirath Kumrawat, Disrict Panchayat President Shri Manmohan Nagar, Chairman of Board of Secondary Education Shri S..R. Mohanty, Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gaud Mukherji and outstanding students from all divisions who have scored more than 75 percent marks.



aa Make necessary repairs in government buildings and houses: Minister Shri Rampal Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 Jun 2018

Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh has instructed that the department should carry out repairs and other necessary improvement works in government buildings and residential houses immediately. He said that the repair work of schools and hospital buildings should be done on top priority. He told to make regular inspections of the buildings and resolve the complaints of water seepage from the roof promptly. Shri Singh was holding a discussion with the departmental officials through video conferencing at the Mantralaya today. Shri Singh said that the potholes on the roads should be rectified immediately during the rainy season. He said that necessary improvements and repairs should be made by the contractors on the roads of Performance Guarantee. Shri Singh said that tree plantation programmes should be organised in the month of June-July in all departmental government office premises, Circuit House, Rest-House and residential premises and the maintenance of the plants should also be ensured. The information about plantation at the division-level should be given to ENC. He said that time should be taken from the minister in charge and MP for bhoomi-pujan of the new works and dedication of the works. Shri Singh said that the bridges should be inspected before rainy season. He also gathered information about the timely payment of contractors. In addition, he also held discussion on subjects related to approval of budget allocation and Chief Minister’s announcements. Principal Secretary Shri Mohammed Suleiman, Secretary Shri R.K. Mehra and Engineer in Chief Shri Akhilesh Agarwal were also present on the occasion.



aa Make efforts together to make India a Developed Country: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 Jun 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that we all have to make efforts together to realize the dream of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to make India a developed nation. Terrorism has become a global problem today and the Prime Minister is raising voice in the entire world to fight it. We all have duty to play a role to maintain the atmosphere of peace and unity in the country. The Governor Smt. Patel was addressing the Seva Sankalp Samaroh of the newly formed working committee of Gujrati community. She further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh has become her Karma-Bhoomi too now. It has become my duty to remove your difficulties and problems. Moreover, Smt. Patel mentioned that every community should be concerned about the education and health of children. Honour to children of the community besides other people increases confidence in the children. Literacy in community is must for the progress of state and the country. To realize resolution like ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ of the Prime Minister must be a priority for everyone. She mentioned that it is our duty to generate awareness in the society wards national culture and traditions. Play a role to spread awareness for state and centre’s schemes among each person of the society. Take special care of poor, women and students. She further stated that International Yoga Day is being observed on June 21 in the entire world and all people of the state must participate in it. The Governor has appealed to the office bearers of the working committee to maintain an atmosphere of peace and unity in the state and country, set an example of discipline and maintain cleanliness. Along with this, make efforts for spreading information about the state and centre’s schemes, she added. On this occasion, Smt. Patel honoured talented children of the community, patrons and industrialists. President of Gujrati community Shri Sanjay Patel honored Governor by presenting a memento. Eminent members of Gujrati community and children in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Board on the line of APEDA to be constituted to export agriculture produce
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that board on the lines of APEDA (Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) will be formed to export agriculture produce of farmers. CM Shri Chouhan, while addressing the farmers present in the state level Kisan Maha Sammelan organized under the Mukhyamantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana at Jabalpur said that urad of summer season will also be procured by the state government on support price. He urged the farmers for registration under the Krishak Samraddhi Yojana to avail benefit of the scheme. Moreover, Shri Chouhan mentioned that agriculture development and farmers’ welfare is the top most priority of the state government. Children of farmers must set up agriculture based industries. The state government will provide loan of Rs. 10 lakh to 2 crore in this connection and the guarantee against the loan will also be given by the state government. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that logistic hub and food chain will be prepared in Madhya Pradesh. Arrangement for processing raw material will also be made. Informing about the Mukhyamantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana besides other important schemes, Shri Chouhan said that fee of educational institutions for children of the farmers will be paid by the state government. Moreover, as required arrangement for the members of the farmers’ families towards medical treatment in private hospital will be made. Camps will be organized in the month of July to give relief in the electricity bills to the farmers. He informed that the benefit of Lap Top scheme will also be given to the children of the farmers. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state government wishes that the children of the state must study, move forward and create a new Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minsiter Shri Chouhan in a state level Kisan Maha Sammelan mentioned that there was a time when the farmers of the state were not able to undertake farming comfortably due to lack of electricity, irrigation facility and bad road condition. Situation has changed today, the electricity production has reached 18 thousand 354 m.w. in the state. Sufficient electricity is being supplied to the farmers. The irrigation area has become 40 thousand hectare, water is being supplied to the farmers through pipeline as per their requirement. Farmers need not to pay heavy interest on loans now. Farmers are undertaking agriculture by obtaining loan at zero percent interest. Rural areas have been connected with urban areas under the Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojana. Framers have started to make agriculture a profitable occupation by getting relief from the Crop Insurance scheme and drought relief. Performs bhoomi poojan of construction works costing Rs. 394 crore CM Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of construction works costing Rs. 394 crore during the state level Kisan Maha Sammelan including Narmada payjal yojana costing Rs. 257 crore, Belkheda electricity sub centre costing Rs. 51 crore, Goura Bazaar electricity sub center costing Rs. 34 crore 8 lakh, administrative building of Medical University costing Rs. 20 crore 38 lakh and Mukhyamantri Payjal Yojana costing Rs. 21 crore 71 lakh. Shri Chouhan transferred online a total of Rs. 2 thousand 245 crore towards the protsahan rashi at the rate of Rs. 265 per quintal for wheat procured in the Rabi Year 2018-19 in the bank accounts of 10 lakh 80 thousand 228 registered farmers of the state. CM Shri Chouhan stated that the farmers of the state will become economically strong by this initiative of the state government. They will create a new history in the field of agriculture. He further mentioned that we are making efforts that income generated from the agriculture in the state becomes a strong medium for prosperity of the farmers. Moreover, Shri Chouhan distributed benefits to the farmers registered under the Mukhyamantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana. Along with this, he also honoured daughters of the farmers, who have performed with excellence in higher secondary examination. On this occasion, Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the farmers to build a new Madhya Pradesh together with the government, to make village clean and to give equal education to their sons and daughters. Mahamandaleshwar Swami Akhilshwaranand, Member of Parliament Shri Rakesh Singh, Mayor Dr. Swati Godbole, President of Jila Panchayat Smt. Manorama Patel, MLAs Shri Achal Sonkar, Shri Sushil Tiwari, Sushri Pratibha Singh, Sushri Nandini Marawi, Shri Ashok Rohani, Shri Moti Kashyap, Shri Loren B Lobo, Chairman of Jabalpur Development Authority Dr. Vinod Mishra, Chairman of Mahakoushal Development Authority Shri Prabhat Sahu, State President of Kisan Morcha Shri Ranvir Singh Rawat, other leaders of farmers, public representatives and villagers besides farmers in large number were present in the state level Kisan Maha Sammelan.



aa Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra distributes Rs. 75 crore to farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 Jun 2018

Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra distributed an amount of Rs. 75 crore 55 lakh among farmers under the Kisan Samraddhi Yojana during the grand Kisan Sammelan held at Datia. On this occasion, he also presented protsahan rashi (Incentive amount) at the rate of Rs. 200 per quintal to the farmers. Dr. Mishra has said that the Krishak Samraddhi Yojana has been launched for the prosperity of the farmers. Under the scheme, an incentive amount of Rs. 265 per quintal is being given to the farmers after procuring wheat at the rate of Rs. 1765 per quintal. Along with this, farmers are being benefitted with drought relief, Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, procurement of wheat, gram, red lentil and mustard besides insurance scheme. The Chief Minister has not left any stone unturned to make farmers economically strong. Member of Legislative Assembly Shri Ghanshyam Pironiya and newly appointed Vice President of District Antodaya Committee Shri Ashok Datre were present in the programme. Inauguration of Irrigation Project Minister Dr. Mishra inaugurated Khatola Canal Irrigation Project costing Rs. 2 crore 33 lakh at village Khatola of Datia district. This project will facilitate irrigation on 558 hecatre land. Dr. Mishra further mentioned that 5 villages including Khatola will get better irrigation facility after the completion of this project. Member of Legislative Assembly- Bhander, Shri Ghanshyam Pironiya was present in the programme. Moreover, Dr. Mishra also performed bhoomi poojan of 2.27 k.m. long road from Ikara road to Khatola costing Rs. 67 lakh. He also gathered information about the preparationsof Parthiv Shivling Nirman programme to be held at Datia in the month of August.



aa World Bank to give Rs. 204 crore for Government Colleges: Minister Shri Pawayya
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 Jun 2018

Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya has informed that the World Bank will provide an amount of Rs. 204 crore in the first phase for institutional development schemes of the selected 152 government colleges of the state. At an average an amount between Rs. 7 to 10 crore will be sanctioned for these selected colleges as per the requirement under the project. Shri Pawayya further informed that MoUs will be signed between the Higher Education department and colleges under this World Bank aided project. Moreover, Shri Pawayya has informed that 40 colleges with 64 to 69 points have been included under the selected colleges. Previously, 112 colleges, which have obtained 70 and over 70 points were included in the Institutional Development Project (IDP). He further informed that 438 colleges were evaluated under the project. Fifty other colleges will be included in the second phase of the project, he added. It may be mentioned that Government Sarojini Naidu Girls PG College, Gitanjali Government Girls PG College, Adarsh Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalaya, Institute for Excellence, Swami Vivekanand College-Bairasia, MLB Girls PG College, Hamidia PG College, Benazeer College, Government College Narela and Government Arts and Commerce College of Bhopal have been included in the first phase of the Institutional Development Project.



aa Women to be part of Sambal Yojana monitoring committee: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana implemented for the welfare of the labourers of unorganized sector will be constantly monitored at the panchayat and ward-level. The objective of monitoring will be to ensure benefits to maximum beneficiaries. He said that the monitoring committee will have five members and participation of women in the committee will be ensured. Shri Chouhan was addressing the tendu patta collectors and unorganized labourers’ conference at Amarwada Nagar of Chhindwada district today. CM Shri Chouhan announced opening of a government college in Singodi and ITI at Amarwada on the occasion. He said that classes of MSc course will be started once the number of students is adequate in government colleges. Congratulating students for their success in NEET examination, Shri Chouhan clicked photographs with them. He distributed benefits of various schemes to the beneficiaries on the occasion. Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi-pujan and dedicated 21 construction works worth about Rs 87 crores in Chhindwada district at the conference. He distributed bonus amount of Rs 6 crore 74 lakh online to nearly 32 thousand families of tendu patta collectors. The Chief Minister made the tendu patta collectors at the conference wear charan padukas and presented them with water bottles. He distributed sarees to the women collectors. Shri Chouhan gave information of various schemes for the poor, labourers and farm welfare at the conference. He said that apart from labourers, people from the poor section apart from other classes and farmers with ownership of land up to 2.5 acre will be given benefits of Sambal Yojana. He said that the Yojana will join these classes with the society’s mainstream. Among those present at the conference were Vice-Chairman of National Scheduled Case/Tribe Commission Sushri Anusuiya Uike, District Panchayat President Smt. Kanta Thakur, Mayor Smt. Kanta Sadarang, Chairman of Bhariya Development Authority Smt. Urmila Bharti, MLA Sarvashri Choudhury Chandrabhan Singh, Pandit Ramesh Dubey, Nanabhau Mohod and Nathan Shah Kavreti, Vice-Chairman of Mahakaushal Development Authority Shri Santosh Jain, other public representatives, large number of tendu patta collectors, unorganized sector labourers, farmers and villagers.



aa “Second phase of “Hum Chhoo Lenge Aasman” from June 8
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the second phase of “Hum Chhoo Lenge Aasman” scheme launched to give information about the various career and academic options to students, at Samanvay Bhavan, New Market, Bhopal on June 8 at 10 am. On this occasion Shri Chouhan will have a direct talk with the students. In the second phase of the “Hum Chhoo Lenge Aasman” scheme counseling will be given from June 8 to June 15 to nearly 3 lakh 33 thousand students who passed in the 12th Board examination and scored less than 70 percent marks. The Chief Minister’s message will be transmitted live from all Doordarshan and Akashvani Kendras of the state from 10 am to 11.30 am. Important directions in connection with the second phase programme have been given to all district collectors by Commissioner, Directorate of Public Instruction Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat. It has been told in the directions that seating arrangements should be made for the students in the Utkrisht Vidyalayas at the district and development block so that they can ask questions to the Chief Minister regarding their career. Questions can be asked to the Chief Minister on the phone number 0755-2762590. Directions have been given to make arrangement of LED televisions at chosen spots so that students from all over the state can see the CM Shri Chouhan’s programme. The “Hum Chhoo Lenge Aasman” scheme is being implemented jointly by the School Education, Technical Education and Higher Education departments. In the first phase of the programme, CM Shri Chouhan had held a direct dialogue with students from all over the state through Akashvani and Doordarshan from Model School, T,T. Nagar, Bhopal on May 21. In the first phase, students of Class XIIth who obtained more than 70 percent marks were included.



aa Purchase of Moong on support price from June 21 in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Jun 2018

CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan told farmers in Baya village of Sehore district today that the purchase of moong on support price will begin from June 21 in state. He dedicated and laid the foundation of 8 construction works worth about Rs 78 lakh at Baya village. Shri Chouhan today met villagers at Sasli, Baktara and Baya village of Sehore district. Through a Jan Samvad programme and apprised the villagers about the public welfare schemes in detail. Shri Chouhan received information from the villagers about the implementation of the schemes in the rural areas. During the Jan-Samvad programme at Baktara Shri Chouhan said that Baktara has given me political life. This area will be made the model area of development of ​​the state. He said that bringing happiness in the lives of farmers is the real motive of my life. Every moment of my life is devoted to the development of the state. Dedication/foundation laying of 72 works worth Rs 337.30 crore Shri Chouhan laid the foundation and dedicated 72 construction works worth Rs 337.30 crore in Baktara. On this occasion, he announced that arrangement of BSc along with B.A. classes will be made in Baktara College. A state-of-the-art government hospital will be opened and a modern bus stand will also be built at Baktara. In addition, Ram-Janaki temple and Vishveshwar temple will be restored. Shri Chouhan told that an amount of Rs 24 crore has been approved for lining of canals in Baktara region. By the time the lining work is completed, the farmers will get water till the tail-end for irrigation. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reached Sasli village of Nasrullahganj tehsil before Bakratra and had direct interaction with the villagers through Jan Samvad programme. Shri Chouhan distributed free domestic gas connections to rural women under Ujjwala scheme. Shri Chouhan said that every house of Saslli village has become smoke free through the Prime Minister’s Ujjwala Yojana. Food is being cooked in gas stoves in every house in the village. He said that better implementation of Ujjwala Yojana is being ensured in the state. Very soon every house in state will be smoke-free through this scheme. The Chief Minister dedicated and laid foundation of roads worth more than Rs 14 crores and other works in Sasli village on the occasion.



aa Mid-career training to Naib Tehsildar before being promoted as Tehsildar
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 Jun 2018

Mid-career training will be given to the Naib Tehsildars after 5 years of service and before being promoted to the Tehsildar's post. This training will be of five-weeks. RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management will be the nodal agency. For one week training will be conducted on leadership and managerial development in a renowned managerial institute of the country and for one week in another state on its revenue related system and innovation. One week’s training will be abroad. The trainees will be selected on the basis of seniority. Acts related to the Revenue Department, refresher course on instructions, updated revision and the implementation of rules, circulars etc., development of managerial and leadership capacity, innovation, use of information technology related to land management in foreign and other states, time and stress management have been included in the mid-career training. Training to be imparted at district level also Provision has been made for district level training of Naib Tehsildars after their posting in the districts. Prior to entrusting the departmental work to the Naib Tehsildars will be imparted training under the guidance of Senior State Administrative Service Officer. Training will be imparted mainly for site inspection, construction and maintenance of records, judicial process and order writing.



aa PM Shri Modi to dedicate Mohanpura irrigation scheme of Rajgarh district
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate the Mohanpura irrigation scheme of Rajgarh district on June 23. Shri Chouhan gave this information at the Antyodaya Sammelan held in Rajgarh district headquarters today. About 8 lakh acre area will be irrigated in Rajgarh district through the Mohanpura and Kundalia irrigation projects. The Chief Minister said that this scheme will put an end to the drinking water problem of the areas adjacent to the dam. Sambal Yojana Sammelan in Janpads on June 13 Shri Chouhan said that Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana programme will be organized in all Janpad headquarters of the state on June 13. Benefits of various schemes will be distributed to the labourers of the unorganized sector at the Sammelan. Giving detailed information of the scheme he said that any poor person can apply on plain paper to be included in the scheme. Benefits of the scheme will be given to farmers with land up to 2.5 acre. He said that beneficiaries eligible under the Sambal Yojana will be given pattas of residential land. In addition, Government will provide amount available to them to build houses. Shri Chouhan said that there are nearly 37.5 lakh poor families in the state who do not have proper houses to live in. Such families will be provided funds for house construction in a systematic manner. Rs 3 crore loan to self-help groups CM Shri Chouhan transferred Rs 23 lakh 21 thousand bonus amount to the accounts of 4436 tendu patta collectors of Rajgarh district at the sammelan online. He made the tendu patta collectors wear charan padukas and offered water bottles to them. Shri Chouhan distributed bank loan of Rs 3 crore to 175 self-help groups to start enterprises. The Chief Minister performed bhoomi-pujan and dedicated 12 construction works worth Rs 171.09 crore in Rajgarh district on the occasion. MP Shri Rodmal Nagar, MLA Sarvashri Amarsingh Yadav, Hazarilal Dangi and Kunwar Kothar, other public representatives, elite citizens and a huge number of labourers of the unorganized sector, tendu patta collectors and villagers were present on the occasion.



aa Poor will be given “support” and made capable: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the development of villages, poor and farmers has always been the top priority of the government. Every poor person will be strengthened through 'Sambal' under the Mukhya Mantri Jan Jalyan Yojana. The government will keep no stone unturned in the development of the poor and the hard working people. The Chief Minister was addressing a joint conference of unorganized workers and tendu patta collectors at Antoura village near Badagaon (Dhasan) in Tikamgarh district today. The Chief Minister announced to install second statue of martyr Shri Narayan Das Khare and Shri Amril Lal Fanindra and organise a big Shahid Mela every year in Badagaon in their memory on MLA’s demand. He announced to open collegesin Badagaonm Baldevgarhm Khargapur of Tikamgarh district and said all demands for development works will be examined and completed soon. He announced to fet approval of Rs 272 crore fund for Bansujara group water-supply scheme. Shri Chouhan symbolically distributed registration letters and residential pattas to unorganized workers. He distributed shoes, slippers, sarees and water bottles to 33 thousand 777 tendu patta and Mahua flower collectors in the district under the charan paduka scheme, The Chief Minister also made tendu patta collector Smt. Mankunwar Bai and Shri Dhaniram wear shoes/slippers and presented sarees and water bottles to them. He presented a cheque of Rs 40 lakh for poha manufacturing unit to Shri Anshul Dangi under the Yuva Udyami Yojana. he distributed benefits as per eligibility to other beneficiaries. Shri Chouhan dedicated and performed bhoomi-pujan of 13 development works at a cost of Rs 122 crore 55 lakhs 20 thousand. The Chief Minister said that the government will give registration certificates in the form of smart cards to establish their identity to every labourer. The smart card will have his complete information. The smart card holder will be eligible to avail benefits of the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana. Under the scheme, the labourer will be given the benefit of 11 types of facilities/assistance/bank linkage. Government will pay the fees of children from Class I to Ph.D. He said that the poor women will be given bank linkage to set up enterprise. Government will make new recruitments to give employment to youth. Chief Minister has said that we will provide pucca house to 40 lakh poor within the next 4 years. Pucca houses will be constructed for each poor by giving him/her a patta and free medical treatment will also be provided. Ten lakh pucca houses will be given every year under the Mukhyamantri Antodaya Awas Yojana. The amount will be deposited in the bank account of the beneficiary, in whose name the house will be constructed. Informing about the Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana to unorganized labourers and tendu leaf collectors, Shri Chouhan said that hardworking labourers of all the categories, farmers holding less than 2.5 acre land, all the small businessmen besides persons, who are not the income tax payee and those who are not in government service, all will come under the ambit of this scheme. Shri Chouhan further stated that the registration camps will be organized in the month of July and August to provide electricity at the flat rate of Rs. 200. Work to deposit fee of the poor children will start from July. Benefits will be provided to the unorganized labourers, who are registered under the Jan-Kalyan Yojana by organizing programmes in each block of the state on June 13. He informed that the government has taken a decision that fee for the poor children, who get admissions in I.I.T., I.I.M., NEET, Engineering, Medical College, Law College, Polytechnic College will be borne by the government. The Chief Minister expressed that a 5 members’ committee will be formed in each village and ward to monitor the distribution of Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana’s benefit. This committee will be formed comprising 3 unorganised labourers and 2 advisers at the approval of Minister District In-Charge. Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs Dr. Virendra Kumar urged the Chief Minister for approval to complete development/construction works of various categories in Tikamgarh Parliamentary constituency besides sending proposals from the state government to the union government in few cases. The programme was also addressed by the Member of Legislative Assembly Shri K.K. Shrivastava. Minister for Public Health and Minister District In-Charge Shri Rustam Singh, President of Jila Panchayat Shri Parvatlal Ahirwar, MLAs Shri Dinesh Kumar Ahirwar, Shri Anil Jain and Smt. Rekha Yadav, Smt. Anita Sunil Nayak, other Public Representatives, officers, labourers and tendu leaf collectors besides villagers in large number were present in the convention.



aa 54,000 hectare irrigated area increases through 126 small irrigation schemes
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Jun 2018

Last year approval was given to 126 small irrigation schemes in the state. Through these schemes irrigation facility will be available in nearly 54 thousand hectare area. Prime Minister’s Agriculture Irrigation Scheme has been implemented in all the districts of the state. The principle of Per Drop More Crop is being applied on irrigation. Government of India is getting water course and field channels constructed in the state. Out of the approved 23 projects, the Wainganga, Bagh and Kunwarchain Sagar projects have been completed. The construction of irrigation canals in the Command Kshetra has also been completed. Development works have been undertaken in 1.5 lakh hectare area in year 2017-18. PR Minister enquires about MLAs health Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today reached Bansal Hospital and enquired about the health of MLA Shri Kedarnath Shukla. Dr. Mishra also held a discussion with the doctors attending on Shri Shukla.



aa Governor extends greetings on World Environment Day
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of World Environment Day. In her message she said that there is need for maximum plantation, maintenance and conservation of saplings in view of environmental pollution and climate change. Smt. Patel said that awareness towards environmental conservation should be generated among students. Painting, essay competitions and debates on the subject should be organized in different schools, colleges and universities. The Governor has called for active participation of the people of the state in works including creating awareness towards environment conservation among youth, tree plantation, stop use of polythenes and free rivers and other water sources of pollution. Tree plantation programme held in Raj Bhavan: Raj Bhavan Secretariat officers, employees and their families planted saplings at the Raj Bhavan premises on World Environment Day. About 100 saplings were planted under the guidance of Legal Officer to the Governor Retired Justice Shri Bharat Maheshwari. Children also took part in the tree plantation programme in a large number.



aa Maa Ahilya Smarak to be built in Indore: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan laid the foundation of a flyover bridge constructed at a cost of Rs 40 crores 50 lakhs at Pipalyahana Square in Indore on Monday. Smt. Mahajan said on the occasion that Indore is developing at a fast pace. Hence the bypass will be developed further. CM Shri Chouhan said that Maa Ahilya Smarak will be constructed in Indore by the Indore Development Authority. He said that the poor families will be given concessions in residential complex being constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. They will be provided houses at nearly half the market rate and 37 percent less rate than the guideline. Poor families will be given grant of Rs 2 lakh 65 thousand. He praised Indore for having bagged the first position in cleanliness at the national level and the Green Indore campaign. Shri Chouhan said that along with Clean Indore, Green Indore was also the need of the hour. Mayor Smt. Malini Lakshman Singh Goud and MLA Shri Mahendra Hardia, Shri Ramesh Mendola, Sushri Usha Thakur and Shri Rajesh Sonkar and Chairman of Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani were also present on the occasion.



aa Director Public Relations Shri Singh plants saplings
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun 2018

Director Public Relations Shri A.P. Singh planted saplings at the Directorate of Public Relations premises on the World Environment Day. Shri Singh planted banyan saplings. Additional Director Shri Mangla Mishra, Joint Director Shri Rajesh Malik and Shri G.S. Wadhwa, other officers-employees and journalists were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan inaugurates solar-run electric car
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today inaugurated an electric car run by solar energy at the Mantralaya on World Environment Day. With this, the operation of e-vehicles has begun in the state. This electric car will be charged with solar energy. Once it is charged the car will run up to 140 km at a cost of 80 paise per kilometer. Emission of at least 4.5 ton carbon dioxide from each vehicle will be reduced every year. Such a vehicle will ensure environment conservation. CM Shri Chouhan said that the temperature of the earth is increasing each day. Pollution caused by increasing number of vehicles is destroying the environment of the cities. He said the solar-run electric vehicle is a step to check pollution. Such an eco-friendly technology is welcome. The Chief Minister also inaugurated a machine to destroy plastic bottles set up by the Environment Department at the Vallabh Bhavan canteen on the occasion. It may be noted here that this year is dedicated to the efforts of making the state and the country plastic-free. Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, New and Renewable Energy Minister Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha, Principal Secretary of Environment Department Shri Anupam Rajan besides officers of the Renewable Energy Department and Urja Vikas Nigam were present.



aa Rehabilitation places should be developed as Mini Smart City and Smart Village - Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that rehabilitation sites of Sardar Sarovar project should be developed ideally. All basic amenities should be ensured so that families living there do not have any kind of problem. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was reviewing rehabilitation work here today. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed the officers to prepare action plan to develop Nisarpur among 83 rehabilitation sites as Mini Smart City and remaining places as smart village. He said that road, drinking water, street light and drainage etc. facilities should be availed in better way at rehabilitation sites displaced families, treating them as friends. The necessary construction work should be carried out speedily at developed rehabilitation sites. He instructed to issue payment of some amount from the remaining amount, from the package announced to displaced families living still under submerged area. It was informed during this that 2033 displaced families did not have residential plots, and they were provided plots. Ten Ghats have been kept reserved for public in Badwani district. Twenty six cooperative societies have been formed for fishermen. Rs 62 crore were spent on basic amenities at rehabilitation sites. On the occasion, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Mallaiya, General Administration Minister, Shri Lal Singh Arya, Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Shri AP Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development Department Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Narmada Valley Development Shri Rajnish Vaishy, Principal Secretary, Home, Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Public Works Department Shri Mohammed Suleman, Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Pramod Agrawal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Varnawal, Principal Secretary, Urban Administration, Shri Vivek Agrawal and Commissioner, Indore division, additional director general of police, Indore, and district collectors, superintendent of police of concerned districts were present.



aa CM Shri Chouhan meets newly-appointed policewomen
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met newly-appointed police women at Gwara airstrip while returning to Bhopal from Mandla and encouraged them. The new female recruits got photographs and selfies clicked with CM Shri Chouhan. These women have joined police force just about a week back. MP Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste was also present on the occasion



aa People of the state should work committedly towards a plastic-free state
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has called upon the citizens of the state to work committedly towards a plastic-free state on World Environment Day. In his message the CM said a drive to free the state of plastic pollution is being launched. CM Shri Chouhan said that plastic is the most dangerous substance for the environment. This is an enemy of the earth. The fattening layer of plastic waste on Earth’s surface has become the biggest threat to human, animals, insects, trees and plants, air and water. The CM said that the state government is committed to tackle the threats of plastic. A ban has been imposed on the production, storage, transport, sale and use of plastic bags. For this there is need for every citizen to become alert. Shri Chouhan has called upon the citizens to extend full support and contribute towards a plastic-free state. They must extend support in the efforts being put in by the government.



aa Implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes in Madhya Pradesh best
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 Jun 2018

Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra informed about the achievements of the centre’s four-year tenure during a discussion with media representatives at Gwalior on Sunday evening. Dr. Mishra told that the country is scaling new heights under the able guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Today Shri Modi has a highly respectable position among the world’s popular leaders. While working on the multi-dimensional goal of doubling the income of farmers apart from Ujjwala Yojana, Awas Yojana, Mudra Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana, Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan Yojana, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Campaign, the Centre is committed towards the making of a new India. Dr. Mishra said that the Centre has implemented the schemes in a very effective manner for the welfare of the poor and the needy. The central government has come up to the expectations. In the last four years the centre has made an honest effort to win the confidence of the general public. The PR Minister said that today the country’s needy persons are getting all essential benefits. Madhya Pradesh has also acquired remarkable success in the implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes. Efforts are in progress to make houses available for every person by year 2022. Attention is being paid to make good use of every drop of water through the Prime Minister’s Agriculture Irrigation Scheme. We have succeeded in making small irrigation facility available in 26.87 lakh hectare land in the period between year 2014 and 2018. Similarly, the central government has provided the biggest financial assistance to the farmers under Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme. The provision of loan up to Rs 3 lakhs on minimal annual interest rate for a period of one year under Interest Subsidy Programme is revolutionary. PR Minister Dr. Mishra told that the centre is actively engaged in fulfilling people’s expectations. Madhya Pradesh government is also establishing new dimensions of development. Dr. Mishra provided a brochure of achievements of various schemes published by the centre recently to the media representatives.



aa Sambal Yojana will connect weaker sections with society’s main stream: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Sambal Yojana will connect people belonging to poor and weaker sections with the main stream of society. This scheme will bring happiness in the life of people of these sections. He informed that benefits of various schemes of the state government will be distributed among the registered beneficiaries of the Sambal Yojana at all the Janpad headquarters of the state on June 13. Shri Chouhan was addressing the convention of Tendu Leaf Collectors and Labourers of unorganized sector at village Anjania of Mandla district. Shri Chouhan, while informing about the Sambal Yojana in detail, informed that every poor of the state will own house in the next 4 years. The state government will provide 10 thousand pucca houses each year to houseless persons and to the people of weaker section during the next 4 years, he added. Moreover, Shri Chouhan inaugurated State level Iron and Iodised Vanya Plus Double Fortified Salt Distribution Scheme and released the publicity material of the scheme during the convention. He informed that 89 tribal dominated blocks of 20 districts will be benefitted by this scheme. Chief Minister helps women tendu leaf collectors in wearing charan padukas CM Shri Chouhan helped women tendu leaf collectors Sevanti Bai, Galiyari Bai, Satyavati Bai and Lamiya Bai in wearing charan padukas with his own hands and presented sarees besides water bottles. Moreover, distribution of bonus amount of Rs. 25 crore to mthe tendu leaf collectors of Dindori district took place on this occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also gave smart cards of Sambal Yojana Sudarshan, Shri Ram and Lamiya Bai, the labourers of unorganised sector. Government Colleges to be opened at Anjania and Mavai village Furthermore during the convention, Shri Chouhan announced that government colleges will be opened at village Anajnia and Mavai. He also dedicated and laid foundation of construction works costing Rs 48 crore for Mandla and Dindori district. Shri Chouhan extended best wishes to the students of Mandla and Dindori district for success in JEE examination and got picture clicked with them. He also distributed benefits to beneficiaries under the various schemes on this occasion. Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Members of Parliament Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste and Smt. Sampatiya Uike, Chairman of Tribal Finance and Development Corporation Dr. Shivraj Shah, Chairman of M.P. Minor Forest produce Shri Mahesh Kori, Local Member of Legislative Assembly, other Public Representatives and labourers of unorganized sector, tendu leaf coolectors and villagers in large number were present in the convention.



aa Children get encouragement from Pratibha Samman: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 Jun 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra honoured meritorious students of village Hidora of Datia district, who have scored high marks in class 10th and 12th examinations. The programme was organized by the local committee on the 2562 birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha. Minister Dr. Mishra said that there is no dearth of talent in rural areas. They just need encouragement. The government is providing good education, good schools and good atmosphere for education. Government is committed for welfare of labourers-Dr. Mishra Moreover, Dr. Mishra has said that Mukhyamantri Mazdoor Suraksha Yojana being started by the government is a blessing for poor and weaker section of the state. He further mentioned that there is a provision of an amount up to Rs. 5 lakh for free medical treatment, Rs. 16 thousand as delivery assistance, Rs. 2 lakh in case of death and Rs. 4 lakh in case of accidental death for the registered person. Besides this, special facility will also be provided for education and electricity at the falt rate of Rs. 200 will be provided.



aa Kisan Mahasammelan to be held under Krishak Samraddhi Yojana at Jabalpur on June 10
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 Jun 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will transfer protsahan amount through RTGS/NEFT directly in the bank accounts of wheat, gram, red lentil and mustard producing farmers of Rabi year 2018-19 during the Kisan Mahasammelan to be held under the Krishak Samraddhi Yojana at Jabalpur on June 10. On the same day, Kisan Sammelans will also be organized at all the block headquarters of the state. During the convention, krishak sangoshthi (Seminar) will be organized also from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Agriculture experts will apprise farmers with modern techniques of farming in conventions. The Maha Sammelan being organized at Jabalpur will be telecasted in the entire state through news channels. Farmers would be able to watch Chief Minister’s message in conventions to be held at block levels through LED TVs. Information in detail on soil health card, crop rotation, new high breed seed, interchangeable crop, horticulture crops, plantation at farm’s boundaries, Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima yojana besides organic farming, custom hiring and custom processing, animal husbandry, scheme for promotion of fisheries and Mukhyamantri Krishak Yuva Udyami yojana will be given to farmers during the conventions. An exhibition focusing achievements in the field of agriculture and modern techniques will also be organised on the convention sites.



aa MoS Shri Sarang holds discussions with citzens during Vikas Yatra
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 Jun 2018

Minister of State for Cooperative, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang visited settlements of Karond area during the Vikas Yatra at Narela constituency today. He discussed about the development with the citizens during his visit to Devki Nagar, Panna Nagar and other settlements. Shri Sarang also laid foundation of sewage system for the settlements of ward 77. Local Corporator and residents in large number were present with Shri Sarang on the occasion.



aa Training to make police force adept and effective at every level: Union Home Minister Shri Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 May 2018

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh said that formal training of justice, police and prosecution, the three major parts of the Criminal Justice System, is also necessary. Initiative must be taken in this direction also. The police force should be efficient and effective at every level, for this their regular training can be arranged. Shri Singh was inaugurating the Central Police Training Academy in Bhopal. Shri Singh said that the police personnel should be trained at the intervals of every five years during the service period. This system of training has assessed the need for about 10 thousand trainers. The Bureau of Police Research and Development has been asked to take initiative in this direction. Describing the role of the Bureau in the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s efforts for the creation of Smart Police, the Union Minister said that the maximum use of technology should be ensured. He praised the academy for being totally technology-based, online movement of files, zero waste and irrigation with treated sewage water. He explained the need for extensive plantation in the Academy and requested cooperation in this work from the state government. He thanked Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for providing free land for the academy. Shri Singh said that such an environment of confidence should be created in the public, so that the general public sees police stations as temples of justice. CM Shri Chouhan said that regular training of police is must to tackle modern challenges of internal security. He said that a tree plantation campaign will be launched in the coming month of August in state. State’s Police will plant trees at the Academy on August 15. The CM said that the state’s police will also benefit from the academy opening in Bhopal. Hawk Police force will be trained in the academy. He said that the success of the campaign being operated to deal strongly with the Naxalites, terrorists and anti-national forces in the country is apparent. He said that the work of the police is very challenging. The role of training in this work is very significant. The role of technology in controlling crimes and law and order system is becoming increasingly important. It is necessary that the police force should also be equipped from time to time with modern equipment. A documentary film based on the various phases from conception to formation of the academy was displayed at the ceremony. The academy is spread over 401 acres. Rs 187 crores on construction of academy building and Rs 37 crores on machine and resources have been spent. Initially, the Union Home Minister and the Chief Minister reviewed the premises after performing puja-archana. Books and mementos were presented to the guests. Home Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla were also present. Director General of Police Research and Development Shri A.P. Maheshwari proposed the vote of thanks.



aa Distribution of benefits of Sambal Yojana at block headquarters on June 13
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana is a scheme which will bring prosperity and transform the lives of the poor. This scheme will bring a new dawn in the lives of the poor and will bridge the gap between rich and poor. Benefits of the scheme will be distributed to beneficiaries on June 13 at the Janpad headquarters in the state. Distribution of benefits to the beneficiaries will continue at the gram panchayat and urban body level. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing tendu patta collectors conference and benefit distribution programme of scheme’s beneficiaries of Satna and Katni district at Satna. Shri Chouhan also laid foundation stone of development works of nearly Rs. 76 crores and construction works worth Rs 61 crores. The Chief Minister said that through Jan-Kalyan Yojana the government stands with the poor. Cheques of financial assistance of Rs 4 thousand and Rs 12 thousand will be given from April 1 to May 30 to those beneficiaries in whose houses either boy child or girl child upto two children is born. Rs 2 lakh assistance will be given in case of natural death in the family of any beneficiary and Rs 4 lakh assistance will be given in case of accidental death. For last rites Rs 5 thousand will be provided to the beneficiary in cash. The Chief Minister said that a committee of five persons from the public will be formed at the gram panchayat and urban body level for monitoring and supervision of the scheme. Efforts will be made to enhance employment resources by linkage of self-help groups with banks. Praising the employment fair that was held today at Kymore of Katni district, Shri Chouhan said that employment fairs will be organised in all districts. The Chief Minister said that there has been abundant production even in drought situation as a result of irrigation facility and adequate electricity supply to farmers of the state. Arrangement is being made to obtain electricity payment from the poor at the rate of Rs 200 per month from July 2018. He said that the Ayushman Bharat Yojana will be implemented from August 15, in which free treatment of every poor person will be ensured. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that every landless poor will be given pattas and will be made land owners. In the next four years, the kachha and dilapidated houses of 37.5 lakh poor people of the state will be converted into pucca houses. Shri Chouhan praised Collectors of Satna and Katni for registration of labourers of the unorganised sector in record number in the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan Yojana in Satna and Katni district. He distributed registration cards of unorganized sector labourers, residential pattas, forest rights certificates and assistance amount under Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana and free gas connections of Ujjwala Yojana to 5-5 beneficiaries each from Satna and Katni district in a symbolic form. MP Shri Ganesh Singh said that CM Shri Chouhan has prepared and implemented outstanding schemes for the welfare of every section. MLA Shri Shankarlal Tiwari also addressed the programme. Distribution of over Rs 8 crore bonus to tendu patta collectors began CM Shri Chouhan began the distribution of tendu patta bonus amount of Rs 8.21 crore for year 2016 in the accounts of 31 thousand 841 cardholder families of 42 primary forest produce committees of Satna district. He also started the distribution of one pair shoes to 36 thousand 893 tendu patta collectors and one pair slippers and sarees to 37 thousand women collectors besides 73 thousand 917 water bottles to all collectors. Among those present on the occasion were Food and Civil Supplies Minister and Minister in Charge Satna district Shri Om Prakash Dhurve, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak, Mayor Smt, Mamta Pandey, District Panchayat President Satna Smt. Sudha Singh, District Panchayat President Katni Smt. Mamta Ranglal Patel, Chairman Welfare Board Smt. Padma Shukla, MLAs Shri Shankarlal Tiwari, Maihar, Shri Narayan Tripathi and Shri Sandeep Jaiswal, Chairman of Vindhya Development Authority Shri Subhash Singh, Member Backward Class Commission Shri Dayanand Kushwaha, Member of State Women’s Commission Smt. Anju Singh, District Panchayat Vice President Dr. Rashmi Singh and other public representatives.



aa Conservation of river must for development: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reached the Shivna riverside near Pashupatinath temple in Mandsaur and offered shramdan along with the public for conservation of the river. The Chief Minister filled mud in a ‘tagadi’ with his own hands and put it in the tractor trolley. Looking at his dedication, other public representatives along with local residents also offered shramdan for conservation of the river. This campaign is being run by the Jan-Abhiyan Parishad. Shri Chouhan lauded the efforts of the residents of Mandsaur for deepening, beautification and conservation of the river. He said that the conservation of rivers is very essential for development. This work should be undertaken in the form of a movement. Shri Chouhan called upon the citizens for support in the river conservation campaign. He said the state government will extend expected support in deepening and beautifying the river. MP Shri Sudhir Gupta, MLA Shri Yashpal Singh Sisodia, Jagdish Devda, Dilip Singh Parihar, Chander Singh Sisodia, other public representatives and senior administrative officials also offered shramdan.



aa Dadhich selected for "leadership for Civil Society Activism" program,Israel.
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 May 2018

Amit kumar Dadhich of Rising Aryavarta welfare Society ,selected for the "leadership for Civil Society Activism" International Training Programme to be held at Israel from 16-31 July 2018



aa Sufficient cash should be available in banks: Loan system should be transparent
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said at the 168th meeting of the state-level Bankers Committee that sufficient cash should be available in the banks. Loan of self-employment schemes should be distributed with transparency. Adequate arrangement should be made of payment of pension of social security scheme beneficiaries, MNREGA labourers and the wages of labourers. He said that efforts should be made to increase the number of bank branches in rural areas and increase the Loan-to-Deposit ratio in backward districts of the state. Arrangement of business representatives and mobile banking should be extended. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present in the meeting. It was decided at the meeting that employment fairs will be organised in all districts of the state on coming August 4. The Chief Minister released the year 2018-19 work plan of the committee. CM Shri Chouhan said that the banks are basis of a state’s prosperity and development. Work undertaken in all areas including agriculture, industry and basic development are dependent on banking system. He said that very soon the state government is going to deposit purchase of agricultural produce on support price and incentive of nearly Rs 25 thousand crores in the banks. There should be no inconvenience or delay in providing the amounts approved to farmers and other eligible beneficiaries. Banks should ensure that they have sufficient cash in their branches. The Chief Minister congratulated the bankers for their achievement of 13 percent more than the target in self-employment schemes. He said that easy availability of opportunities of self-employment must be ensured along with loan distributions of the self-employment schemes. This will increase the faith of people in banks. He said that besides youth, self-help groups and micro financing companies should also be included in the fair. There should be system of loan distribution for the beneficiaries of all schemes of the centre and the state in the fair. Shri Chouhan said that bankers should prepare such models that the pensioners of social security schemes and labourers of MNREGA should obtain approved funds easily. He inspired the bankers to create self-employment opportunities focus on Krishak Yuva Udyami Yojana and make distribution of maximum number of loans. He congratulated the bankers for maintaining cash flow of Rs 9,000 crores, generating hike of credit limit by 13 percent in year 2017-18 and by 14 percent in 2918-19 and for hike in Loan-to-Deposit ratio by 3.06 percent more than target. He said that bankers should pay special attention in areas of the state with less than 40 percent Loan-to-Deposit ratio. Executive Director of Central Bank of India Shri B.S. Shekhawat said that the GDP growth rate of Madhya Pradesh was 19.7 percent last year, which is more than the country's average growth. In this area, the state is in the 8th position in the country. He said that during the previous financial year, the credit distribution has registered an increase of 13.89 percent and deposits have increased by 8.45 percent. An annual plan of Rs 1 lakh 47 thousand 618 crore has been made for this financial year. As per the Reserve Bank of India, the Lead Bank scheme is being improved. Shri Shekhawat has told the bankers to make the Business Correspondent system more empowered.



aa Every hardworking person of the state will be empowered
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said at the Antyodaya Mela in Mandsaur today that his heart always beats for the labourers, the poor and the farmers. The state government is making all possible efforts to make the life of these classes happy. In the last one year, benefits of Rs 20 thousand crore have been distributed to the farmers under various schemes. He said that every hardworking person of the state will be empowered, prosperous and happy. He called upon the farmers to ensure their active participation in the all-round development of the state and not be influenced by those who incite and spread chaos. The Chief Minister distributed benefits of various schemes to the beneficiaries at Antyodaya Mela and made tendu patta collectors wear charan padukas and offered them water bottles.. he also distributed sarees to women collectors. 10 lakh pucca houses every year to unorganised labourers Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) scheme is being implemented to bring prosperity to the lives of the poor and the workers of every section of the society. Under this scheme, unorganized workers will be provided 10 lakh pucca houses every year. Residential land pattas will be given to every poor person. Calling for educating children from the poorer sections, he said that in this scheme, the state government will pay the full fees from Class I to higher education of students of the poor family. He said that when children are educated they will move ahead and carve out a new Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan said that the state government will arrange for the treatment of the poor for serious ailments. In case the person has to be treated outside the state, he will be given benefits of State Illness Assistance and Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Land rights certificates distributed to 23 thousand beneficiaries Residential land-rights certificates were distributed to 23 thousand beneficiaries at the Antyodaya fair. Shri Chouhan symbolically handed over the keys of pucca houses to Parasram, Rameshwar, Ramkanya Bai, beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. He distributed bonus amount to Rs 2 crores 26 lakhs to tendu patta collectors. Shri Chouhan presented charan padukas and water bottles to tendu patta collector Banshilal, Gattu Bai, Pushpa Bai and Kamla Bai. Dedication/bhoomi-pujan of works worth Rs 236 crore 15 lakh CM Shri Chouhan dedicated and performed bhoomi-pujan of development works worth Rs 236 crore 15 lakh. He performed bhoomi-pujan of the Basai-Melkheda and Sitamau-Kayampur road under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. He announced to approve necessary funds for construction of overbridge and government college at Pipalyamandi and online exam centre at Mandsaur. Rs 1846 crore Malhargarh Irrigation Scheme approved Shri Chouhan said that Rs 1846 crore worth irrigation scheme of Malhargarh area has been approved. This will enable irrigation of 2 lakh acre area. Among those who were present at the conference were MP Shri Sudhir Gupta, President of Unorganized Labourers Welfare Board Shri Sultan Singh Shekhawat, Chairman of Krishak Ayog Shri Ishwarlal Patidar, Vice-President of Jan-Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradip Pandey, Shri Banshilal Gurjar and Shri Ranjit Singh Rawat of Kisan Sangathan, Vice Chairman of Ujjain Development Authority Shri Jagdish Agarwal, MLA Sarvashri Yashpal Singh Sisodia, Jagdish Devda, Kailash Chawla, Omprakash Sakhlecha, Dilip Singh Parihar, Chandar Singh Sisodia and Rajendra Pande besides other public representatives and a massive number of people.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra lays wreath on the body of Late Smt. Julaniya
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 May 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra reached Khujner in Rajgarh district and laid a wreath on the body of Smt. Sundar Bai Julaniya, mother of Additional Chief Secretary Shri R.S. Julaniya. Dr. Mishra prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and expressed deepest sympathies to the bereaved family. Smt. Sundar Bai passed away recently.



aa Union Home Minister Shri Singh to inaugurate Central Police Training Academy
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 May 2018

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the newly-constructed building of Central Police Training Academy in Bhopal on May 31. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will presideover the programme. Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development Dr. A.p. Maheshwari will be the special guest. The Central Police Training Academy will give shape to the concept of smart police in the state. Training will be given to the directly recruited Deputy Superintendents of Police and Deputy/Assistant Commandants of Central Police Force of states in the academy. A fully-equipped classroom, office, accomodation for trainees, sports ground, community hall, hospital, shopping complex and badminton hall have been constructed on CAPT premises set up on about 400-acre land in Kanhasaiyya area of Bhopal district.



aa 4.50 lakh employees to benefit from Employees Insurance-cum-Savings Scheme
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 May 2018

In a meeting of the Cabinet held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today, it has been decided to double the contribution and insurance value by revising the Employees Insurance-cum-Savings Scheme, 2003, with 60% share being fixed as contribution in the savings fund and 40% share in insurance premium. This arrangement will be effective from July 1, 2018, as Employee Insurance-cum-Savings Scheme, 2018. This will benefit about 4.50 lakh employees of the state. Public Health and Family Welfare The Cabinet has decided to include nearly 50 lakh additional families of 5 cadres in State Illness Assistance Scheme. The five cadres include architects and handicraft artisans, pensioners of Social Security Scheme, patta holders with forest rights, Bidi labourers and unorganized labourer cadre of Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan Yojana. After the inclusion of these cadres, now nearly 1 crore 50 lakh families will be eligible for an amount of maximum Rs 2 lakhs for the treatment of marked diseases under State Illness Assistance Fund Scheme. Higher Education The Cabinet has decided to adopt the invitation process giving a fixed honorarium of minimum Rs 30,000 per month , that is Rs 1500 per day for all 12 months or for the period of remaining months of an academic session at one time for the applicants / guest faculty who have the qualifications prescribed on the approved vacancy of Professor / Assistant Professor / Librarian and Sports Officer in the colleges. The guest faculty will be eligible for 6-days of emergency leave and maternity leave with minimum honorarium for 90 days. As many as 469 colleges of the Higher Education Department are running in the state. The Cabinet approved the creation of total 44 posts including 20 academic and 24 non-academic for starting 3 new faculties in three government colleges in Athner (Betul), Nivas (Mandla) and Bhikangaon (Khargone) and new classes in 5 subjects at Post graduation level in 2 government colleges in Saunsar (Chhindwada) and Baihar (Balaghat) and a recurring expense of Rs 1 crore 45 lakh, 80 thousand per year and non-recurring expense of Rs 1 crore 73 lakhs, under Rashtriya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) for establishing Navin Adarsh Mahavidyalaya in Dindori and Jhabua at a recurring expense of Rs 6 crore 69 lakh 98 thousand per year and non-recurring expense of Rs 24 crores ( centre’s share of Rs 14 crore 40 lakh and state share of Rs 9 crore, 60 lakh). Besides Cabinet has approved creation of total 146 posts including 96 academic and 50 non-academic and for starting Navin Adarsh Mahavidyalaya in Shehpura of Dindori district, with the state’s financial resources at a recurring expense of Rs 3 crore 34 lakh 99 thousand per year and non-recurring expense of Rs 12 crore and total 73 posts including 48 academic and 25 non-academic, total 219 posts (144 academic and 75 non-academic) for creation of 3 new Model Colleges. Medical Education The Cabinet has given the revised administrative approval of Rs. 4 crore 59 lakhs for the completion of residential building and campus construction of Medical College, Rewa. The Cabinet has given revised administrative approval of Rs 355 crore 95 lakh, increasing the sanctioned amount of Rs 265 crore 19 lakhs for construction of building and campus of Medical College, Vidisha. Animal Husbandry The Cabinet has approved to extend Gokul Mahotsav Yojana related to prevalent revenue expense up to next three years from April 1, 2017 in the 12th Five-Year Plan under Animal Husbandry Department. Farmer-Welfare and Agriculture Development The Cabinet decided to approve total Rs 1250 crore financial structure including centre’s share of Rs 750 crore and state’s share of Rs 500 crore for continuation of National Agriculture Development Scheme from year 2017-18 to 2019-20. The Cabinet has decided to grant approval of total Rs 1172 crore 68 lakh 90 thousand including centre’s share of Rs 703 crore 61 lakh 34 thousand and state’s share of Rs 469 crore 7 lakh 56 thousand financial structure for continuation of National Food Security Scheme from year 2017-18 to 2019-20. The Cabinet has decided to grant approval of total Rs 113 crore 20 lakh 92 thousand including centre’s share of Rs 67 crore 92 lakh 55 thousand and state’s share of Rs 45 crore 28 lakh 37 thousand financial structure for continuation of Soil Health Card Scheme under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture from year 2017-18 to 2019-20. Cooperatives In order to provide relief to farmers affected by natural calamities, the Cabinet approved to continue the scheme of contribution of State government in the coming years and to provide the necessary provision in the budget of Cooperative Department to change small term loans to mid-term loans.



aa CM Shri Chouhan launched G.I.S. 2019 and Invest M.P. Portal at New Delhi
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched two web portal- G.I.S. 2019 and Invest M.P. Portal in a Curtain Raiser programme organised for Global Investors Summit 2019 at New Delhi today. He invited Diplomats and Industrialists to visit and invest in Madhya Pradesh. The Global Investors Summit has been decided to be held at Indore on February 23 and 24.Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra and Senior Officers of Centre as well as the state were present in the programme. Shri Chouhan elaborated on overall development taking place in Madhya Pradesh and invited diplomats and industrialists, present on the occasion to set up industries in the state. He informed that there is a vast scope in Madhya Pradesh. Besides mineral resources, the complete infrastructure has been developed in the state. Madhya Pradesh is a surplus state in the field of energy. Road network has been laid in the entire state. Water is available in abundance in the state. Moreover, state has over 40 lakh hectare irrigated land. Madhya Pradesh has set a new record by winning Krishi Karman Award in the field of agriculture for consecutive 5 years. The agriculture growth rate has been registered as over 20 percent since last so many years in the field of agriculture. The growth rate of Madhya Pradesh is in double digit since the last seven years. Along with this the bureaucracy of Madhya Pradesh has been proved always helpful in this regard. The skilled manpower is always available in Madhya Pradesh. In toto, the geographical position of the state, infrastructure and political stability of the state is better for investment in comparison to other states. Before this, the Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla, while addressing the Industrialists, has informed that investors can get themselves connected directly with 6 departments and 22 services with the help of Invest Portal M.P. and they can get all kind of information at home through the portal without any inconvenience. Principal Secretary Commerce and Industry Shri Mohammad Suleman gave information in detail about both the web portals through presentation



aa First prize in SNIP Yojana handed over to CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was handed over the certificate of national first prize won by the state for better implementation of SNIP Yojana at the Cabinet meeting held here today by Women-Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis. This prize was won by the state for best work in strengthening of Integrated Child Development Project and in the field of nutrition improvement. Shri Chouhan congratulated the department for this achievement. Smt. Chitnis said that this award has been bagged by Madhya Pradesh in a competition between 10 states. On achieving the target of 6 out of 7 indexes, the state has got a prize money of Rs 9 crores 60 lakhs.



aa Benefits of Sambal Yojana to be given from April
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the beneficiaries, who have registered themselves under the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan Yojana will be entitled for benefit from April 1. The registered beneficiaries will not be deprived of benefits of other schemes. They will get benefits of other schemes like before.Mporeover, the eligible applicants will not be deprived of economic assistance due to the absence of registration verification. There will be no age restriction for medical facilities. Government hospitals of other states close to the border of the state will be linked with Illness Assistance Scheme. The CM Shri Chouhan gave instrucions to the District Collectors to monitor Agriculture produce procurement on support price constantly. Send those persons to jail, who cheat in the name of farmers. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the preparations of launching of Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana in the state and distribution of benefits through video conference at Mantralaya today. Jan-Kalyan Yojana to be launched on June 13 CM Shri Chouhan asserted that active participation of public representavies and administration must be ensured in implementation of Jan-Kalyan Yojana. On the launching programme i.e. June 13, beside patta distribution and benefits of Pradhanmantri Awas, Ujjawala Yojana, Ladli Laxmi, Charan-Paduka etc. benefits of other schemes will also be distributed among the remaining beneficiaries. He further said that facilities and convenience to the farmers must be ensured during the procurement work. Moreover, strict vigil should also be maintained to avoid cheating by wested intrest elements in the name of farmers. Shri Chouhan stated that protshan amount on wheat will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers on June 10. Similarly, protshan amount of Rs. 800 per quintal on garlic and Rs. 400 per quintal on onion will be given to the registered farmers. Shri Chouhan said that benefit of flat electricity bill scheme to the registered beneficiary will be given, provided electricity consumption is less than Rs. 1000 and electricity connection is not more than 500 watt. Beneficiary will have to pay just Rs. 200 as electricity charges. Moreover, Shri Chouhan gave directives for formation of monitoring committees by June 13. It is mandatory to have one woman and one representaive of SC/ST category among the 5 members of the committee. Committe will be constituted by the approval of District Minister In-Charge. Pvt. Medical Colleges’ fee for candidates selected in NEET to be paid by government Shri Chouhan said that fees of private medical colleges for selected candidates of NEET examination will be deposited by the government.Similarly, fee of candidates who secured up rank up to 1.50 lakh in JEE examination will also be deposited by the government. Moreover, students, who are getting admissions in other courses in government institutions will also be benefitted under the scheme. He stated that the scheme should be publicised at a wide scale. Take help of wall paintings and information related to the schemes should be written on the walls of panchayat bhavan,. He urged the block coordinator of Jan Abhiyan Parishad to cooperate in publicity and implementation of the scheme. Principal Secretary Public Health and Family Welfare Smt. Gouri Singh and Principal Secretary Labour Shri Sanjay Dubey informed about issues related to the implementation of scheme. Shri Dubey in the presentation apprised about delivery, funeral, ex gratia, free education, medical facility, coaching, training, E-Loader, loan subsidy for employment and about flat rate electricty bill payment. He informed that smart cards have to be distributed from the first week of July. Payment will be made to beneficaries, who are entiltled to get benefit from April 1 to May 31, through cheque on June 13. Moreover, registration certificates will also be distributed in the programme. In Bhopal Minister for Forest Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Minister for Agriculture Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister of State for Labour (Independent Charge) Shri Balkrishna Patidar, Minister of State for AYUSH and Cottage and Village Industries Shri Jalam Singh Patel, Vice Presidents of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Raghvendra Gautam and Shri Pradeep Pandey, and in the district Members of Legislative Assembly, Collectors, CEOs of Jila, Janpad and Nagar Panchayat, officers of Nagar Nigam, Nagar Palika and block coordinators of Jan Abhiyan Parishad were present in the conference.



aa Director Public Relations Shri Singh calls on PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 May 2018

Newly-appointed Director Public Relation Shri Ashutosh Pratap Singh today paid a courtesy visit to Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra. Shri Singh has taken over charge as Director Public Relations recently. Charge of the district Shri Antar Singh Arya, Member of Parliament Shri Subhash Patel, MLAs Smt. Neena Vikram Verma, Smt. Ranjana Baghel, Shri Velsingh Bhuriya, Shri Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat, Shri Kalu Singh Thakur, President of Dhar Jila Panchayat Smt. Malti Mohan Patel and President Badwani Jila Panchayat Smt. Latadevi Rawat, other Public Representatives and villagers in large number were present during the convention.



aa Children of jail personnel to get compassionate appointment as child sentinel
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 May 2018

Jail Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya gave instructions to send the proposal of fixing the age for compassionate appointment of children of jail officials and employees who died while on duty to the government. Shri Arya said that in several cases it is difficult to provide compassionate appointment as the children of the deceased is below 18 years. For this reason, the family of the deceased employee faces financial difficulties. Additional Chief Secretary Jail Shri Vinod Samwal and Director General Jails Shri Sanjay Choudhury were also present on the occasion. Shri Arya issued instructions to send proposal for construction of quarters for the jail employees while reviewing the progress of the construction works undertaken in the jails of Badnagar, Jabalpur, Bhind and Shivpuri. It was told that the Badnagar jail will start operating next month. There is an open jail also in this jail. Shivpuri jail will be operational from August 15. Handloom shed is being built in the women’s barrack in Badwani jail. Shri Arya directed to increase the pace of construction of Bhind jail. Shri Arya directed to start the open jail in Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore and Sagar also. Prisoners who create a record for regular good conduct will be allowed to stay with their families in the barracks built outside the main jail in jail premises. It was told at the meeting that the Jail Department has fulfilled all announcements made by the Chief Minister.



aa Job fair in Katni (Kymore) on May 31
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 May 2018

A job fair will be organised on May 31 to make jobs available for unemployed persons in Kymore industrial town in Katni district under the guidance of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Industries Shri Sanjay Pathak. Shri Pathak reviewed preparations of the job fair today. Employment opportunities will be made easily accessible to educated unemployed youths and those trained technically, at the fair. All preparations related to the fair are in the final phase. Adequate transport arrangement has been ensured for the unemployed to commute to and back from the fair venue. Chief officers including Directors/Managers from over 50 big companies will be taking part in the fair. Among the big companies who will be taking part in the fair include TATA, Amazon, Mamo, LIC and other companies. The Employment Department will register the unemployed youths at the fair. District Administration, Industry Department, Employment and ACC Manager are making all possible efforts to ensure the success of the fair. MoS Shri Pathak called upon the youths to attend the fair in large numbers and avail benefits on the occasion. He said that they should bring their bio data, educational qualifications and all other basic documents.



aa Mahi River to be linked with Narmada River: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan during the convention of Labourers of the unorganised sector and Tendu Leaf Collectors held at Mangod of Dhar district, has said that Mahi river will be linked with Narmada river. Protsahan amount of Rs. 256 per quintal on wheat, Rs. 800 per quintal on garlic and Rs. 400 per quintal on onion will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers of the state. 10 Lakh Mukhyamantri Awas to be constructed every year CM Shri Chouhan further mentioned that poor will be made owners of residential land by providing pattas to them. Houses will be provided to 37 lakh 50 thousand poor within the next 4 years in the state. Moreover, he said that 10 lakh houses will be provided each year to poor in the state under the Chief Minister Awas Yojana. Informing about the Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana, Shri Chouhan stated that all the labourers of the unorganised sector will be benefitted under this scheme. Self verification will be carried out by the beneficiary. Apprising about the education arrangements for children of poor category, Shri Chouhan informed that school and college fee of such students will be borne by the state government. Every child of poor will get an opportunity to pursue higher studies. One lakh youth will be linked with self-employment. Training will be provided to poor under the National Rural Livelihood Mission. He appealed people to avail maximum benefits of the schemes and cooperate fully in the development of the state. Dedicates and performs bhoomi poojan of development works worth Rs. 290 crore Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated development and construction works costing Rs. 145 crore and performed bhoomi poojan of works worth about Rs. 145 crore for Dhar district. Shri Chouhan distributed benefits of various schemes to over 13 thousand beneficiaries in the convention. He also presented foot wears and water bottles to over 8 thousand tendu leaf collectors. Moreover, Shri Chouhan distributed land rights deeds to 4975 landless persons of Dhar district. Minister In-Charge of the district Shri Antar Singh Arya, Member of Parliament Shri Subhash Patel, MLAs Smt. Neena Vikram Verma, Smt. Ranjana Baghel, Shri Velsingh Bhuriya, Shri Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat, Shri Kalu Singh Thakur, President of Dhar Jila Panchayat Smt. Malti Mohan Patel and President Badwani Jila Panchayat Smt. Latadevi Rawat, other Public Representatives and villagers in large number were present during the convention.



aa Strong efforts to get Basmati Rice patent
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that maximum attention has to be paid on agriculture for the overall development of the state. Keeping this in mind, better implementation of various schemes concerning irrigation, modern farming besides farmers’ welfare is being ensured at ground level. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing farmers at M.P. Shreshtha Krishi Kranti programme held at Indore today. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state government is making constant efforts to hold highest position at the national level in the agriculture sector. As per the sentiments of the Prime Minister towards the farmers, effort is being made in the state to double farmers’ income by 2022 . He further stated that we have succeeded to a greater extent with the help of the farmers in this connection. As a result, we are getting good yield of every crop now in the state. CM Shri Chouhan has informed that the state government is making strong efforts to get the Basmati rice patent. We are also challenging claims of other states for this. He mentioned that a law has been made for Batai (sharing) agriculture system, which will safeguard the interest of land owners and the person, who undertakes farming. Shri Chouhan said that keeping in view the bumper production in agriculture and horticulture sector in the state, the state government is making efforts to export agriculture produce. The Chief Minister said that we have succeeded in extending the area of ​​irrigation from 7 lakh hectare to 40 lakh hectare in the state. Efforts are now being made to reach 80 lakh hectares. He said that for this work like Nadi Jodo are being undertaken. Feeder separation work has been done to provide adequate power on time to farmers for irrigation. Loans are being given to farmers at zero percent. The amount of bonus is being given. Interest on changing the seeds and lifting advanced fertilizer has been reduced. The revolutionary Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is being implemented at the field level. Support prices of garlic, gram and lentils have also been set. The Chief Minister said that this is being done to give all the farmers a fair price for their hard work and sweat. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said during the programme that the state government remembered the benefits of last year's production of wheat producing farmers and this year they were given incentive at the rate of Rs 200 per quintal. He said that the farmers who sell wheat at support price this year would be given Rs. 265 per quintal, which is Rs 65 more than the previous year. Shri Chouhan said that the state government is well-acquainted with the problems of farmers due to the abundance of every crop produced in the state. Now, to get the farmers a fair price for their crops, the state government will tell them what to grow in their fields and when, so that farmers of Madhya Pradesh can get huge benefit from the crop value fixed at the international level. Shri Chouhan said that keeping in view the revolution in the horticulture sector, the state government is encouraging the farmers to set up a food processing unit. Assuming a Food Processing Unit worth Rs 10 crores in this scheme as a mega project, beneficiaries will be given various benefits.



aa Datia becomes one of the leading district of state: PR Minsiter Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 May 2018

Minister for Public Relations and Water Resources Dr. Narottam Mishra has said that Datia has now become one of the leading districts of the state. Datia has emerged as an island of peace. Employment opportunities are increased for businessmen in Datia. Medical college, railway over bridge, air strip have paved a way for overall development. Dr. Mishra mentioned said this at a programme of Sindhi community organised at Santram Dham, Datia today. While addressing the social harmony programme held in Saraswati Shishu Mandir campus, Dr. Mishra said that there is a need to contemplate on social harmony today. We will have to work by rising above our personal gains. We all have to give priority to harmony in their life. Shri Prabhudayal Ahirwar beside other social activists were honoured in the programme by presenting them shawl-shreephal for their special contribution for social harmony.



aa Vikas Yagya will continue, will cause people to flourish
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday had a direct dialogue with villagers in Balagaon and Khatyakhedi villages of Nasrullaganj tehsil in Sehore district at a Jan Samvad programme during Vikas Yatra. He said that this Vikas Yagya will continue. Not only will roads, bridges and culverts be made, the people will be made prosperous. He said that he wanted to draw such a line of public service that no one can erase. Procurement of gram, lentil, and mustard to continue till purchase completes CM Shri Chouhan told villagers that incentive at the rate of Rs 200 per quintal has been deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers on wheat procurement of last year. This year Rs 265 per quintal incentive amount will be deposited in the accounts of farmers on wheat procurement by next June 10. State government will pay for the sweat of farmers with respect. He said that the work of procurement of gram, mustard and red lentils will continue in state. From next year onwards a separate set up along with additional team will be arranged. Giving information about other welfare schemes to the villagers Shri Chouhan said that the government is working keeping ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas’ in mind. Development works worth Rs 473.86 crore to be undertaken in rural areas Shri Chouhan dedicated Nasrullaganj-Borkheda Kalan road constructed at a cost of Rs 40 crore 35 lakh in Balagaon village and interior CC Road at a cost of Rs 3 lakh 66 thousand besides interior CC Road at a cost of Rs 3 lakh 27 thousand in Khatyakhedi village. Apart from this, he laid the foundation of Mandi-Balagaon roadway to be constructed at a cost of Rs 225 lakh 59 thousand, Krishak Sangoshti Bhavan of Nasrullaganj at a cost of Rs 200 lakh and CC Road of fruits-vegetable Mandi premises. District Minister in charge Shri Rampal Singh, Chairman of Forest Development Corporation Shri Guruprasad Sharma, Chairperson of Warehousing Corporation Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Apex Bank Administrator Shri Ramakant Bhargav, other public representatives and a large number of villagers were present during the programme.



aa Madhya Pradesh has become a state that gives most relief to farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 May 2018

In an informal discussion with journalists from Delhi, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has become a state that gives most relief to farmers. Here several welfare schemes have been implemented for them. At present farmers are being given a incentive of Rs 265 per quintal on sale of wheat and Rs 100 per quintal additional amount on sale of gram, lentil and mustard. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is being effectively implemented in state. Nearly 8 lakh houses have been built so far under this scheme and by the end of the year 15 lakh houses will be constructed. Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri S.K. Mishra and Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari also accompanied the Chief Minister during his meeting with journalists. Shri Chouhan told the journalists that Madhya Pradesh is the leading state in the country today in development and public welfare. Here good work has been undertaken in all areas including agriculture, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, tourism, women empowerment, cleanliness, social security, road, electricity, irrigation and farmer welfare. Essential amenities are being provided along with increasing income of the poor to eradicate poverty. Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana is the biggest scheme of the health sector. Scheme is being implemented for free treatment of the poor in state. Efforts are being made to increase employment opportunities to remove poverty. He told that more investments are being made in state. There will be only one cadre of teachers now in state. The Chief Minister said that any election can be won by performance and not faces. Our election agenda is only development. We have made many innovations in the state. There is provision for 50 percent reservation in all posts of teachers including local self governments and 33 percent (except Forest Department) in all other government services for women empowerment. Ladli Lakshmi Yojana was implemented in year 2006 in state so that girl child is not considered a burden and proper facilities of education are made available. The Chief Minister informed that farmers are given loan on zero percent interest in state. They are given all possible assisntace during natural calamity. Compensation of crops is given through several effective relief methods like Bhavantar Yojana. Damage is calculated at the rate of Rs 30 thousand per hectare. By making laws in the state, the poor persons have been made owners of land. Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Chhatravritti Yojana has been started in which the state government bears the fees for higher education of meritorious children so that outstanding poor persons get the opportunities to progress and lack of funds will not hinder the development of these talents. Shri Chouhan said that for the last five years the Agriculture Growth Rate is at 20 percent on an average. Irrigated area has increased from 7.5 lakh to 40 lakh hectare. Efforts are in progress to increase it to 80 lakh hectare. He said that Narmada-Kshipra have been linked to the Nadi Jodo projects. Narmada-Gambhir work is near completion. He said that Madhya Pradesh has bagged the best state award for tourism. Indore and Bhopal cities have bagged the first and second positions in state in National Cleanliness Survey this year.



aa Instructions to stop salary hike of two CMOs
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 May 2018

Principal Secretary Urban Development and housing Shri Vivej Agarwal has issued instructions to stop two salary hikes of two Chief Municipal Officers for negligence in redressing CM Helpline cases. The CM Helpline cases were reviewed by the Principal Secretary through video conferencing. During the review, it was found that the municipal officers were being negligent in the cases. Following minimum grading in the month of May also, instructions were issued to stop the salary hike of Chief Municipal Officer Ambah, Morena district Shri Amjad Ghani and Chief Municipal officer Mandideep Raisen District Shri Rajesh Shrivastava.



aa Shri Ranjan given additional charge of ADC to the Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 May 2018

State government has given the additional charge of the post of Aide-de camp (ADC) to the Governor to Indian Police Service Officer Additional Superintendent of Police, Ujjain Shri Avijit Kumar Ranjan. This charge will remain with Shri Ranjan till a new officer is posted on the post of ADC following transfer of Governor’s ADC elsewhere.



aa NABARD CGM pays courtesy visit to CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 May 2018

Chief General Manager of NABARD Shri S.K Bansal paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today at the Mantralaya. Shri Bansal presented Shri Chouhan with a bouquet. Shri Bansal discussed about the bank’s activities with CM Shri Chouhan. He gave information about the coming programmes and projects to the Chief Minister.



aa Purchase of gram, red lentils and mustard to continue till June 9: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the purchase of gram, red lentils and mustard on Minimum Support Price. It will continue if need arises. He issued instructions that all essential arrangements have been made for farmers in the Mandi. He instructed to extend the last date of wheat procurement also as per need. Shri Chouhan was reviewing procurement on Minimum Support Price at the Mantralaya today. CM Shri Chouhan said that arrangements should be made with the participation of farmers in the Mandi. Behave cordially towards farmers. Arrangements in Mandi should be pro-farmers. There should be better arrangements of tea and snacks, buttermilk and shade. Waiting time should be reduced. Number of weighing scales be increased and premises should be extended. He assured farmers about 100 percent crop purchase. Shri Chouhan instructed to make the system of issuing SMS and token more effective. Shri Chouhan told the officials to keep constant vigilance over the purchase work. Primary information of the problem should be obtained at local level promptly and should be monitored. Problems should be resolved promptly. He reviewed arrangements of jute bags, transport, storage and payment. Shri Chouhan obtained information of the progress in the work of depositing the amount given for garlic to farmers’ accounts. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla, Principal Secretaries, divisional commissioners of concerned departments and Inspector General of Police were present on the occasion.



aa Media plays significant role in protecting country’s glorious culture
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 May 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today felicitated senior journalists in journalists’ convention in Balaghat. Dr. Mishra said that journalists play an important role in works of national importance. The contribution of media can be significant in maintaining the respect and liveliness of Indian culture. The country’s glorious culture should be protected in this phase of modern society and communication revolution. For this the entire media world should remain alert and work in continuity. Minister Dr. Mishra said that Madhya Pradesh government has taken several steps for the welfare of journalists. The renewal period of the accreditation card has been changed from one year to two years. The provision for cashless treatment under health and accident insurance scheme has been increased from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 4 lakh and in case of sudden accidental death the provision of Rs 5 lakhs has been hiked to Rs 10 lakhs. Special guest on the occasion Minister for Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Department Shri Gaurishankar Bisen



aa Aim is to make life of people of the state prosperous: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave information about various schemes in a direct interaction with villagers in the Jan-Samvad programme organized during the Vikas Yatra in Mathni, Bhadkul, Bordi and Bori in Budhni block of Sehore district. Shri Chouhan said that making a positive change in the lives of the people of the state is the goal of my life. I ponder day and night for this. I ensure successful implementation by creating new public welfare schemes. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that if girls will be happy, the state will be happy. Efforts to empower women are continuing and there will be unexpected improvement in the economic condition of women through the self-help groups. He said that work is being done in the state with the aim of generating Sarvajan-Hitaya-Sarvajan Sukhaya. Shri Chouhan said that Narmada water has been supplied to every household in the entire Budhni assembly segment. Now irrigate every farm. He said that pattas will be given and permanent houses will be constructed for all eligible people in the state. On the occasion of Jan-Samvad, the Chief Minister distributed benefits of various schemes to the beneficiaries in rural areas. District Minister in charge Shri Rampal Singh, Chairman of Forest Development Corporation, Shri Guru Prasad Sharma, Chairman of Warehousing Corporation Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Administrator of APEX Bank Shri Ramakant Bhargava, President of District Panchayat Smt. Urmila Maretha, other public representatives and a large number of villagers were present.



aa Rs 1930.92 crores approved for two irrigation projects of Mandsaur
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 May 2018

A revised administrative approval of total Rs 1930 crore 92 lakh has been given for the Shamgarh Suvasra Micro Irrigation Project and Bhanpura Canal Project of Mandsaur district at a meeting of the Cabinet held here under the chairmanship Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. About 93 thousand 354 hectare area will be irrigated through these projects. Revised administrative approval of Rs 1662 crore 47 lakh has been given for 80000 hectare irrigated area of Shamgarh Suwasra Micro Irrigation Project. This will benefit 260 villages. Agricultural land of Shamgarh area was being deprived of irrigation being about 5 to 10 metre higher hence the project has been revised. Similarly revised administrative approval of Rs 268 crore 45 lakh has been given for 13354 hectare irrigated area of Bhanpura Canal Project. The irrigated area has been increased taking into account the regional needs during canal construction which will enable irrigation in agricultural land up to the Rajasthan border. Revised pension to pensioners The Cabinet has granted approval to revise the pension/family pension payable to government pensioners/family pensioners of the period before January 1, 2016. As per the decision the pension/family pension will be increased 2.57 times on January 1, 2016. The cash benefits of the revised pension will be given from April 1, 2018 (payable in May 2018). The facility of additional pension payable to aged pensioners/family pensioners is unchanged. The dearness relief approved in the 7th payscale will be given on revised pension. The revised pension will benefit 4 lakh 39 thousand pensioners and the state government will spend Rs 850 crores annually. Additional honorarium to anganwadi workers and Sahayikas The Cabinet has approved an additional honorarium to the Anganwadi workers and sahayikas of Women and Child Development Department. The additional honorarium of anganwadi workers has been hiked by Rs 2000 and fixed at total Rs 7000 per month. The total honorarium will be Rs 10 thousand per month including the current honorarium of Rs 3000 fixed by the Centre and the additional honorarium of Rs 7000. The Anganwadi Sahayika’s additional honorarium has been enhanced by Rs 1000 and fixed at total Rs 3500 per month. The total honorarium will be Rs 5 thousand per month including the current honorarium of Rs 1500 fixed by the Centre and the additional honorarium of Rs 3500. The Up Anganwadi worker’s additional honorarium has been enhanced by Rs 1000 and fixed at total Rs 3500 per month. The total honorarium will be Rs 5 thousand 750 per month including the current honorarium of Rs 2250 fixed by the Centre and the additional honorarium of Rs 3500. National Health Security Mission The National Health Security Mission approved by the Government of India will be launched on August 15, 2018 in state. The Mission will be run in state through a trust. Apart from the 83 lakh 81 thousand families of the state declared by the Government of India, all the families of unorganized labourers registered by the Labour Department and those included in the Food Security Mission will be connected to the National Health Security Mission. The Cabinet has granted approval of 10 percent allotment of the total budget for the administrative expense by giving approval of interim human resources/institutionalized structure for the operation of the Mission. Marked packages out of the various packages of medical treatment will be reserved for government institutions under the Mission. The District Hospital will be able to receive the fixed package by taking part in the scheme after the Mission is implemented. The amount will be divided for experts and other applications as per the revised Deendayal Antyodaya Upchar Yojana in these packages. Once the Mission is implemented, the Madhya Pradesh State Illness Assistance Fund will be included in the Mission. Mukhya Mantri Shramik Seva (Prasuti Sahayata) Yojana The Cabinet has granted approval to the Mukhya Mantri Shramik Seva (Prasuti Sahayata) Yojana. The benefits of this scheme will be effective in entire Madhya Pradesh from April 1, 2018. Under this scheme, registered unorganized women workers will be compensated for the financial loss incurred due to their absence from work during their maternity period. This will held in improving the health and nutrition of the lactating mother and the newborn. Under the Mukhya Mantri Shramik Seva (Prasuti Sahayata) Yojana, the eligible registered unorganized women workers will be given benefit of total Rs 16 thousand including the first instalment of Rs 4 thousand and second instalment of Rs 12 thousand on completing the conditions determined during the first two child births. Nearly 8 lakh 64 thousand registered unorganized women workers will be benefitted in year 2018-19 under the scheme. Land allotment The Cabinet has granted approval for allotment of government land total survey number 93 total area 1206.764 hectares situated in Jakhda Jagir village in Badouda tehsil of Sheopur district after taking fees and 7.5 percent land rent according to the prevailing collector guideline for the fiscal year 2018-19, to Defence Research and Development Organisation. The Cabinet approved to allot 3.218 hectare land of Chirvai village of tehsil and district Gwalior for the installation of Gwalior Iron Traders Association Gwalior Loha Mandi, on the basis of the guide line of 2007-08 compiled by the Collector on behalf of the applicant institution.



aa Madhya Pradesh becomes first state to make urban services online: Smt Maya Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 May 2018

Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt Maya Singh has said that Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country to take step towards Digital India, where all the urban services being provided by civic bodies have been availed online. Citizens can get these services through mobile app. All civic bodies have been linked to payment gateway to get online payment from citizens. Smt Maya Singh said that payment in civic bodies is being made only through net banking. It has accelerated the payment process. She said that payment to the tune of Rs 3280 crore has been made in 1.79 lakh cases to different vendors between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.



aa 5,987 km National Higwhay approved in state under Bharatmala Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 May 2018

Construction of 5 thousand 987 kilometre long National Highway in state has been approved in the first phase under Centre’s Bharatmala Yojana. Under this scheme, the Bhopal-Indore 6 lane Express Way and Bhopal Bypass has also been approved. This information was given at the meeting of the Board of Directors of Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation that concluded here today chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present. During the meeting CM Shri Chouhan issued instructions that the road construction work should be quality based and should be completed within the prescribed time limit. It was told at the meeting that 1487 kilometre state highways and 2365 kilometre main district roads of the state will be upgraded with the help of Asian Development Bank in which Rs 6 thousand crores will be spent. Nearly 13 thousand 166 km long roads have been constructed by the Road Development Authority and work on 5 thousand 51 km long roads is in progress in state. The construction of Sidhi-Singrauli National Highway will be completed this year by the month of October. Work on Dewas bypass is in progress. Proposals of 2 lane and capacity enhancement of Damoh-Jabalpur and Sagar-Damoh road will be made.Works worth Rs one crore have been undertaken under Corporate Social Responsibility this year by the Corporation. This year also the Corporation will undertake works under Corporate Social Responsibility Activity with the same amount. Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri K.K. Singh, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Mohammed Suleiman, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal, Principal Secretary Mines Shri Neeraj Mandloi and Managing Director of Road Development Authority Shri D.P. Ahuja were also present at the meeting.



aa Now youths to get job as per their qualification
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched 'My MP Rojgar Portal' in 'Ham Chhu Lenge Asman' 'Mukhyamantri Career Counselling programme 'Pahal' in Model School of Bhopal. This portal is equipped with providing jobs to youths as per their educational qualification, skills and interest and ensuring availability of able candidates to employers as per need of their business. This portal has been prepared by Madhya Pradesh Skill Development and Employment Generation Board under youth empowerment mission. On this portal, youth can get opened employment account by registering his profile as per qualification. He can choose place of employment, job sector, sector and job role through the portal. On searching in profile account, he could know the number of jobs and posts and employers as per this interest and ability. On line applications can be submitted for jobs in the companies. Information given in employment account can be updated online and employment account can be used even after getting job. Employer company can also open account without any charge. The employer will put information regarding necessary qualification, training etc. in the account. As employer updates job role/skill set, the portal will avail list of job seekers and their profile on the portal before him. Employer can seek application and can call applicant for interview through the portal. Portal features For youth: Youth will get facility for self registration, update job preference, information regarding employers, sector and online application on the basis of sector and job role. Information regarding interview and job fair can be obtained on registered email and mobile. For Employer: Employers will get facility like self registration, update sector and job roles and upload demand on portal on the basis of this. List of abled candidates can be available on the basis of demand. Endeavour has been made to bring close the employer companies and youths seeking jobs in match making system through 'My MP Rojgar Portal'.



aa Students should select career according to their basic inclination and interest
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today showed the way of living a successful, meaningful and happy life to students at the inauguration of the ‘Hum chhoo lenge aasman’ career counselling initiative at the Model School auditorium here today. Shri Chouhan said that there are several opportunities for better career. Students must choose their career as per their basic inclination, interest and expertise. They must discuss with known persons and relatives. Determine the goals and create a roadmap for detailed and advance action plan and be determined to succeed. The Chief Minister said that no work or goal in the world is impossible. There are infinite powers in every person. We become what we think. The Chief Minister shared the experiences of his life, studies and related incidents with the students. CM Shri Chouhan said that he wanted to see that children should always smile. If children move ahead the state will also move ahead. Every child must make his life successful. The state will definitely get the benefit of the child’s success and capacity. In order to make Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's concept of building New India a success, we have to create a new Madhya Pradesh. He said that the state government has made arrangements for the payment of higher education fees of the children. Career counseling has been arranged with this intention so that children are able to move forward in the right direction. Shri Chouhan said that higher education is not compulsory for success. There are several people in the world who are not highly educated but have touched the peaks of success. They have established several new and big establishments and have created new records. He cited his own example that his family wanted that he should become a doctor but the nature of work did not match his basic inclination. He was more attracted towards philosophy and he started moving towards this direction. The Chief Minister urged parents not to put pressure on their children. He urged them to support their children to choose a career of their interest and inclination. Referring to the happiness that a poet attains from reciting poetry, he told that happiness can be attained only by working according to one’s basic inclination. The happiness of a poet by his poetry and a painter by his painting is invaluable. Shri Chouhan said that the initiative to support students in choosing a career comes from the core of his heart. He wishes to see the youth move fast in the right direction. He said that meaningless education is a waste. The objective of education is to provide knowledge, culture and skill. Employment-oriented education is also must. Expressing happiness over the fact that 1 lakh 12 thousand 625 children have secured more than 70 percent marks by appearing in the Board of Secondary Education this year, Shri Chouhan said that until last year students securing more than 75 percent marks were being given benefits under Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana. On the demand of children, this score limit has been reduced to 70 percent. He told that the state government is paying the fees of the bright students under the scheme. Last year the state government has paid the fees of more than 750 medical students. Up to Rs 40 lakh medical fees is being paid by the state government. He said that he will not allow the dreams of the children to shatter. For this schemes right from distribution of free books, uniforms, cycles to fee payment of higher education have been implemented. At the outset, the Chief Minister dedicated the Employment Department’s “My MP Rozgar’ portal. This portal will be a strong platform for establishing contact with the planner and the unemployed. There are as many as 180 job roles in 38 sectors. Chairman of Board of Secondary Education Shri S. R. Mohanty told that the free career counselling has been organized in three phases. In the first phase from May 21 to May 31, counselling will be given to Class XIIth students who acquire more than 70 percent, in the second phase from June 4 to June 14 students securing less than 70 percent and in the third phase from June 18 to June 28, students failing in Class XIIth and passed in Class XIth will be counselled. As many as 500 trained counsellors have been arranged for counselling. The information of counselling is being given through SMS. As many as 112 centres have been set up for counselling. A career exhibition has been organized. A guidance brochure will also be distributed. Commissioner Public Instructions Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat welcomed the guests at the programme. He invited queries and suggestions of students on the portal of the department. Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Chairman of Employment Board Shri Hemant Deshmukh, Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal were present on the occasion.



aa All possible efforts to be made to resolve students’ issues” CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has called upon the students not to become disappointed in life. He assured the children that he is not the kind of person who is confined to any line. He will create new paths and new line for children. No obstruction will be allowed to remain in their lives. All arrangements will be made to let children move ahead in life and facilities will be provided to them. Shri Chouhan told the students to inform him if they faced any problem. Every problem will be resolved. If need arises new provisions and new scheme will also be made. Chouhan was in a direct conversation with students during the live phone-in programme at Model School auditorium today. As many as 60 thousand 592 students present at various places took part in the programme. Students asked direct questions to the Chief Minister. Shri Chouhan resolved their issues patiently. Instructions for full support to Kumari Aditi Thakur Class Xth pass Model School student Kumari Aditi Thakur told CM Shri Chouhan about the difficulties her family had to face after her father’s death. The Chief Minister held a separate discussion with her and consoled her. He instructed officials to extend all possible assistance to Aditi. Yashasvini Bhabor of Jhabua district expressed the need for an e-library for preparation of competitive examinations. The Chief Minister told that a fully equipped library building is coming up soon in Jhabua. On information about lack of Engineering College building by Falguni Nahar of the district Shri Chouhan said that the building has been approved. Once it is built several of its branches will also become functional. Expressing his desire to take admission in J.N.U. Delhi University, Rohit Shrivastava of Bhind district enquired about information on the mode of fee payment. The Chief Minister informed him that state government will bear the fees of the education of children from families with annual income up to Rs 6 lakhs whether they get admission in J.N.U. or Delhi University. On student Lalit Patel’s problem of distance between his residence and the college being too much, the Chief Minister said that there is arrangement of transport expense up to a fixed limit for students coming from villages to the city to study. Replying to student Mohan Soni’s query on how the CM chose his career, the Chief Minister replied that he could not carry out dissection during his Biology class. He was always willing to help others in removing their difficulties. He had to face the wrath of his family when he took out a procession demanding increase in wages for labourers of the village when he was a student of Class VII but he was happy with this work. He had even sent to jail for opposing emergency. He said that one should give priority to what one’s heart says. On student Ankit Gupta’s fear of failure, the Chief Minister narrated the Arjun-Sri Krishna samvad from The Gita. He said that one should make continues efforts with patience and enthusiasm as a pious worker without worrying about the outcome. The Chief Minister apprised Hariom Shyam, a student of Khandwa, about the courses of study in the field of Commerce. He also informed that the state government will also bear the expense of fees of children from poor families for B.Com and other courses. The Chief Minister assured all possible assistance to student Shilu Patel from Panna and to remove any difficulty that she faces while pursuing higher education. Asked by student Gunjan Singh Patel about what to do for a career in politics, the Chief Minister said that politics is not as easy it seems. Only one who is sensitive towards others, is affected by others’ pain and has the desire to remove people’s difficulties can acquire success in politics. This sensitivity is the reason why Shri Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister from a chaiwala. He himself became the chief minister despite belonging to an ordinary family. Shri Chouhan also mentioned about his own struggle in political life. He removed the doubt expressed by student Sohan Singh of fee payment of B.C.A. course under Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Protsahan Yojana. Replying to the question of Ankita Yadav whether to give priority to the institute or the course, the CM said that priority should be given to course as per one’s interest. It should also be seen that the institute is not below standard. Student Monika Yadav enquired about information on assistance in acquiring education abroad. The Chief Minister said that students seeking admission in the world’s most prestigious universities are provided economic assistance up to a certain limit. Pushpanjali Baghel sought information on opportunities for preparation of IAS along with engineering. The Chief Minister told her that information will be given about coaching etc. from prestigious institutes during counselling.



aa Land pattas will be given to each poor person in state: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that every poor person born in the state will be made owner of a piece of land. Land pattas will be given to all the poor. He said that if required, land will be purchased and given to the poor families. For this, the state government has made a law. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Tendu patta collectors and unorganized labourers conference at Pohri tehsil headquarters in Shivpuri district today.He announced to make Pohri a nagar panchayat and to approve Pohri Naljal scheme. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told that Sarkula Medium Irrigation Scheme has been approved and the technical inspection of Varkeshwar project will be conducted. Rs 3 crore 4 lakh 33 thousand bonus distributed to tendu patta collectors Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed bonus of Rs.3 crores 4 lakh 33 thousand through e-payment to the tendu patta collectors of Shivpuri and Sheopur district at the conference. Shri Chouhan provided water bottles and charan padukas to 21 thousand 317 tendu patta collectors. Shri Chouhan symbolically made the women tendu patta collectors wear charan padukas. He distributed the benefits of various schemes to the beneficiaries. Benefits to be given to unorganized labourers at Janpad level CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government will not let lack of funds be a hindrance in the development works and in the welfare of the poor. Giving information about the various schemes in detail, he said that programmes will be organized on the coming June 13 at the Janpad panchayats in the state to distribute benefits of various schemes to the registered unorganized labourers. He gave information about the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan Yojana in detail. On the occasion, Union Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that the work of development in Madhya Pradesh in the last 15 years has been fast. He said that the Central Government stands with the Government of Madhya Pradesh for the welfare and development of poor, farmers and working class. District Minister in charge Shri Rustum Singh, Sheopur District Minister in charge Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha, Morena Sheopur MP Shri Anup Mishra, MLAs and other public representatives were present at the conference.



aa Bring produce in mandi on date being informed through S.M.S.
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed farmers to bring produce in mandi on date being informed through SMS. This will avoid inconvenience to other farmers. A concrete arrangement has been made to inform the date of procurement to the farmers through SMS. Shri Chouhan assured the farmers that every single grain of gram, red lentil and mustard will be purchased on support price from the farmers. He instructed the officers that farmers should not face any difficulty, while selling their produces. Make proper arrangement for instant payment. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the procurement works at CM House today. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present in the review meeting. CM Shri Chouhan was apprised during the review meeting that over 8 lakh 80 thousand farmers have sold 67 lakh 78 thousand metric tonne wheat on support price till now. Ninety one percent of the total procurement amount has been paid into the bank accounts of the farmers. Moreover, it was informed that procurement of gram, red lentil and mustard has been started at 593 centers. Total 9 lakh 46 thousand 861 matric tonne gram, red lentil and mustard has been purchased from 4 lakh 19 thousand 393 farmers. Shri Chouhan praised the wheat procurement arrangements and congratulated officers. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A. P. Shrivastava, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri P. C. Meena. Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajora, Principal Secretary Cooperative Shri K.C. Gupta, Principal Secretary Food and Civil Supplies Smt. Neelam Shami Rao, Commissioner Mandi Board Shri Faiz Ahmed Kidwai and officers were present on the occasion.



aa Loan to be provided to milk producers at low interest rate
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that loan at low interest rate will be provided to milk producers. Status of dairy will be given to a unit of minimum 10 dairy cattle. This was announced by Shri Chouhan at the Pradeshik Yadav Mahakumbh held here today. He felicitated the National President of Mahasabha, Shri Udaypratap Singh and office bearers on behalf of the people of the state. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that parent’s income limit for scholarship of students belonging to backward class has been raised from Re. 75 thousand to 3 lakh. Pre-matric scholarship amount has been doubled and hostels are being constructed at all the blocks. Fee of children belonging to poor families will be borne by the government to pursue studies in foreign institutions, medical, engineering and management etc. A target of 70 thousand has been set for free skill development training. Schemes for self-employment are under implementation. He further stated that society must cooperate to ensure benefit of the government schemes to youth. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Yadav community is a respectful community. He will not let anything destroy its respect and pride. Shri Chouhan mentioned that daughters are like Goddess. It is community’s responsibility to maintain their dignity and respect. CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government has prepared a Mukhyamantri Krishi Utpadakta Protsahan Yojana to make the agriculture a profitable occupation. Protsahan amount at the rate of Rs. 265 per quintal on wheat purchase is being given this year. This amount will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers on June 10, 2018. Moreover, Shri Chouhan informed that Protsahan amount of Rs. 200 per quintal has been given to the registered farmers, who had sold wheat on support price in 2017 under the scheme. CM Shri Chouhan performed pooja of Bhagwan Krishna in the beginning of the Mahakumbh. The Programme was conducted by State President of Yadav community Shri Jagdish Yadav. Former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur, Minister of State for Backward Class and Minority Welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav, MP Shri Laxminarayan Yadav, Chairman of Bhopal Development Authority Shri Om Yadav, other Public representatives, eminent citizens and members of Yadav community in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Loan to be provided to milk producers at low interest rate
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that loan at low interest rate will be provided to milk producers. Status of dairy will be given to a unit of minimum 10 dairy cattle. This was announced by Shri Chouhan at the Pradeshik Yadav Mahakumbh held here today. He felicitated the National President of Mahasabha, Shri Udaypratap Singh and office bearers on behalf of the people of the state. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that parent’s income limit for scholarship of students belonging to backward class has been raised from Re. 75 thousand to 3 lakh. Pre-matric scholarship amount has been doubled and hostels are being constructed at all the blocks. Fee of children belonging to poor families will be borne by the government to pursue studies in foreign institutions, medical, engineering and management etc. A target of 70 thousand has been set for free skill development training. Schemes for self-employment are under implementation. He further stated that society must cooperate to ensure benefit of the government schemes to youth. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Yadav community is a respectful community. He will not let anything destroy its respect and pride. Shri Chouhan mentioned that daughters are like Goddess. It is community’s responsibility to maintain their dignity and respect. CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government has prepared a Mukhyamantri Krishi Utpadakta Protsahan Yojana to make the agriculture a profitable occupation. Protsahan amount at the rate of Rs. 265 per quintal on wheat purchase is being given this year. This amount will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers on June 10, 2018. Moreover, Shri Chouhan informed that Protsahan amount of Rs. 200 per quintal has been given to the registered farmers, who had sold wheat on support price in 2017 under the scheme. CM Shri Chouhan performed pooja of Bhagwan Krishna in the beginning of the Mahakumbh. The Programme was conducted by State President of Yadav community Shri Jagdish Yadav. Former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur, Minister of State for Backward Class and Minority Welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav, MP Shri Laxminarayan Yadav, Chairman of Bhopal Development Authority Shri Om Yadav, other Public representatives, eminent citizens and members of Yadav community in large number were present on the occasion.



aa State government engaged in eradicating poverty of all castes, religion and class
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 May 2018

State government is committed to eradicate poverty in state in which there will be no discrimination of caste, religion and class. For this government is going to implement the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan Yojana. CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan made this announcement at the division level Tendu Patta Collectors and Unorganized Labourers Conference at Lalpur gram panchayat of Sohagpur development block in Shahdol division here today. Tendu patta collectors and unorganized labourers from three districts of the division were present in the programme. CM Shri Chouhan said that poverty has nothing to do with caste, religion or class. State government has decided to connect the poor persons with the mainstream of the society. Now the taxes recovered from the affluent class will be spent on the welfare of the poor so that the poor do not remain miserable. Announcing the Jan-Kalyan Yojana the Chief Minister said that under this scheme, families that are not income tax payers, have less than 2.5 acre land, have no government job will be benefitted. Those who do not have land and live in slums will be given pattas. Adivasi families who have the possession of forest land before year 2006 will be given forest rights pattas. Not only this, all poor families of the state will be provided with concrete houses within four years for which they will provided grants. The Chief Minister said that government will bear the fees for the education of children of poor families from Class I to College so that their education is not hampered due to financial crisis. Free medical facility will be provided to the poor even if they are treated in private hospitals. Financial assistance of Rs 4 thousand will be given to women during 6 to 9 months of pregnancy and Rs12 thousand after birth of child. Government has decided to take Rs 200 fixed electricity bill per month to give relief to the poor from electricity bills. The Chief Minister said that efforts will be made to increase income through Livelihood Mission for connecting women with self-employment and for their economic advancement. On the death of a person under the age of 60 years, financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakhs will be given , financial help of Rs. 4 lakhs on death due to accident and assistance of Rs. 2 lakhs on permanent disability, Rs one lakh for temporary disability and Rs. 5 thousand will be given for performing last rites. For registration, the person will have to apply in the concerned panchayat or urban body and will also have to provide a self-declaration letter. The benefit of this scheme will be provided first time at the Janpad headquarters from June 13. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that when he had come to Umaria district last year, he had a chance to tendu patta collectors while he was on his way to Bandhavgarh National Park. They were barefoot and had no drinking water. He decided then to provide charan-paduka to these poor, dhoti to their women and water bottles free of cost. He said that the world grows only when the daughter grows. All parents must educate their girls and give them the opportunity to move ahead. State government has implemented several schemes like Ladli Lakshmi, Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah-Nikah, reservation in local bodies, reservation in police and teachers recruitments for the welfare of women. The Chief Minister said that society's cooperation is also necessary for rapid development of the state. He urged people to join the government in the operation of cleanliness campaign, School Chalen Hum campaign and Beti Bachao Abhiyan. Shri Chouhan urged the people to work with mutual cooperation and co-ordination to remove poverty and create a new India. CM Shri Chouhan said that the country’s Prime Minister who is today one among the most powerful leaders in the world, has implemented ambitious schemes like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Pradhan Mantri Awas, Ujjwala and Soubhagya Yojana to connect the whole country to the mainstream of development. He appealed the public present during the programme to support in the implementation of the state government’s schemes to move ahead on the road to development. MP Shri Gyan Singh said that the head of the state has given many endowments for the development of the adivasi region which includes division status to Shahdol, establishment of medical, engineering college and university. Among those present during the programme were Mineral, Industry and Shahdol District Minister in Charge Shri Rajendra Shukla, MP Shri Gyan Singh, Chairman Tribal Commission Shri Narendra Singh Marawi, State Baiga Development Authority Shri Ramlal Baiga, Chairman of Laghu Vanopaj Sangh Shri Mahesh Kori, Shri Sultan Singh Shekhawat, MLA Smt. Pramila Singh, Sushri Meena Singh, Shri Jaisingh Marawi, Shri Ramlal Routel, Shri Shivnarayan Singh, Shahdol District Panchayat President Shri Narendra Marawi, Anuppur District Panchayat President Smt. Roopmati Singh, public representatives and general public.



aa Bhopal on second position in the country in cleanliness survey
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 May 2018

Mayor Bhopal Shri Alok Sharma, Divisional Commissioner Shri Ajatshatru, Collector Shri Sudam Khade and Bhopal Municipal Commissioner Sushri Priyanka Das met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his residence here today. Shri Chouhan congratulated the Mayor and officials on Bhopal’s achievement in retaining the second position in Cleanliness Survey 2018 in the country. CM Shri Chouhan congratulated cleanliness workers, public representatives, social organisations and Nagar Nigam administration officials. He said that this achievement has brought glory to Madhya Pradesh in the whole country. Congratulating the Nagar Nigam Bhopal team, particularly the citizens the Chief Minister said that Bhopal has achieved this honour with the hard work and support of all.



aa Concrete house to be built for every poor by Year 2023 : CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that no poor will remain deprived of house in the state. Every poor, labourer will be provided pattas under Mukhya Mantri Jankalyan Yojana. Government will construct concrete houses for every poor person residing in Madhya Pradesh by Year 2023. He said that not only has the government showed concern to provide benefits of development to every class of the state, but it has also kept the interests of everyone in mind so that direct benefits are provided to them through several schemes. He said that our government is committed to eradicate poverty as soon as possible. Benefits will be distributed to unorganized labourers who get registered between April 1 to May 31 from June 13. Benefit distribution programmes will be organised in the presence of public representatives in every block of the state. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the conference of unorganized labourers and tendu patta collectors of Chhatarpur and Panna district in Bamitha village near Khajuraho of Chhatarpur district. Under the Unorganised Labourers Welfare Scheme, registration cards were given to labourers, pattas were distributed for houses, bonus amount to tendu patta collectors, slippers to women, shoes to men under Charan Paduka scheme besides water bottles and benefits were distributed to other beneficiaries of various government schemes by the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister performed bhoomi-pujan and dedicated several development works costing more than nearly Rs 306 crore near Chhatarpur and Panna district. He transferred Rs 4 crore 79 lakh bonus amount online to the bank accounts of the tendu patta collectors. Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan Yojana Giving information about the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan Yojana, the Chief Minister said that every person of the state who is not income tax payer, owns less than two and a half acres of land and is not in government service, all will be covered under this scheme. He said that every labourer from the state will be given residential land and a permanent house. The government will not allow any poor to remain homeless. He said that labourer women will be provided the benefit of financial assistance for calorie diet before and after delivery. Government will bear the fees for the education of poor children from Class I to College and for admission in higher education institutes. Children of labourers will also get the benefit of Medhavi Chhatra Protsahan Yojana. No child will be deprived of the basic right to education in the state. He said that the state government has made permanent arrangement to provide direct benefit of development to every citizen. CM Shri Chouhan said that government will arrange free treatment of poor and labourers. Assistance will be given to the poor through Ayushman Bharat Yojana, State Illness Assistance Cell, Mukhya Mantri Swechhanudan etc. He said that electricity will be provided to the poor at a flat rate of Rs 200 per month. Self-help groups will be linked to other professions. They will be given bank linkage by the government besides skill development work. Referring to the various schemes run by the government for the poor, the Chief Minister said that the state government is a government connected to social concerns. What has not happened anywhere in the world, is now happening in Madhya Pradesh. Charan Paduka, water bottles, sarees distributed to tendu patta collectors Water bottles, 20 thousand 353 charan padukas and sarees were distributed to 41 thousand 483 tendu patta collectors in Chhatarpur district on the occasion. Registration cards were distributed to 2 lakh 65 thousand 296 labourers of Panna district and Rs 4 crore 79 lakh bonus amount to 24 thousand 820 tendu patta collectors, water bottles were provided to 52 thousand 986 collectors, charan padukas and sarees to 25 thousand 91 collectors. Besides this, 34 thousand 401 plot holders were given land-rights certificates under Mukhya Mantri Ashray Yojana. CM Shri Chouhan symbolically distributed benefits to some beneficiaries. Shri Chouhan distributed citations to merit holders in High School and Higher Secondary examination results of Chhatarpur and Panna district. Among those present at the programme were Chhatarpur district Minister in Charge Sushri Kusum Mehdele, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Backward Class and Minorities Welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav, Chairperson of Bundelkhand Development Authority Dr. Ramkrishna Kusumaria, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Rajya Laghu Vanopaj Sangh Shri Mahesh Kori, MLA Sarvashri Manvendra Singh, R. D. Prajapati, Pushpendranath Pathak, Mahendrasingh Bagri, Smt. Rekha Yadav, Vice Chairman of Bundelkhand Development Authority Shri Mahendra Yadav and Vijay Bahadur Singh Bundela, Chairman of Khajuraho Toursim Development Authority Dr. Ghasiram Patel, District President of Laghu Vanopaj Sangh Smt. Vandana Singh and Janpad President Sushri Hirabai Singh.



aa National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation to be set up in Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 May 2018

The National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation will be set up in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. The Union Cabinet in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Wednesday at New Delhi approved its establishment. This Institute will be set up under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the aegis of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The main objectives of the institute are to provide rehabilitation services to the persons with mental illness, capacity development in the area of mental health rehabilitation, policy framing and advanced research in mental health rehabilitation. The estimated cumulative cost of the project is Rs. 179 crore 5 lakhs in the first three years. The Union Cabinet has also approved the proposal to create three Joint Secretary level posts, which includes one post of Director of the Institute and two posts of Professors. The institute will be the first of its kind in the country in the area of mental health rehabilitation. It will serve as an institution of excellence to develop capacity building in the area of mental health rehabilitation and also help the Government to develop models for effective rehabilitation of persons with mental illness. State allots 5 acres of land Government of Madhya Pradesh has allocated 5 acres of land in Bhopal for setting up of this Institute. The Institute will be established in three years in two phases. The Institute will provide complete set of rehabilitation services for persons with mental illness and conduct courses upto Master's degree and M.Phil. The Institute will have nine Departments and will conduct 12 courses to offer diploma, certificate, graduate, post graduate, M.Phil degrees in the area of mental health rehabilitation. Within a span of 5 years, the student intake of the institute in various courses is expected to be over 400.



aa Shri O.P.Kohli took oath of Madhya Pradesh Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 May 2018

The Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Shri Hemant Gupta administered the oath of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh to the Gujarat Governor Shri O.P. Kohli on May 16 It may be mentioned that an additional charge of Madhya Pradesh has been handed over to the Governor Shri O.P. Kohli, as the Madhya Pradesh Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel is on vacation. The oath taking ceremony was conducted by the Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Shri Sita Saran Sharma, Minister for Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis, Former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur, Lokayukt Justice Shri Naresh Gupta and Deputy Lokayukt Justice Umesh Chandra Maheshwari Senior Officers of Police and Administration and eminent citizens were present at the oath taking ceremony. The guard of honour was presented to the Governor Shri O.P. Kohli by the Police Force after the oath taking ceremony.



aa CM Shri Chouhan bids farewell to Vice-President Shri Naidu
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 May 2018

Vice-President Shri Venkaiah Naidu today left for Delhi in the evening after a day’s visit to Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presented a memento to the Vice-President Shri Naidu. CM Shri Chouhan, Revenue Minister and Minister in Waiting Shri Umashankar Gupta, Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and In Charge DGP Shri V.K. Singh bid farewell to the Vice-President.



aa Thanks to public for bringing honour to MP in Cleanliness Survey : CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended congratulations on Indore and Bhopal cities bagging the first and second positions in the country once again in Cleanliness Survey-2018. Expressing happiness he said that the cleanliness campaign is being implemented in the entire state with the inspiration of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He said that for achieving this honour I congratulate all citizens, workers, public representatives, Mayor and administrative officials of both cities. CM Shri Chouhan said that Indore is an amazing city where there is remarkable capacity for working in unity, working in the right direction and working with the society. For this I congratulate all the citizens. He said that Bhopal city is also not far behind. This city has maintained second position in the entire country. This is also a matter of pride in itself. Congratulations from the core of my heart to the citizens, workers, public representatives social organisations, Mayor and administrative officials of the city. Shri Chouhan said that this effort will continue so that Madhya Pradesh remains number one in the whole country in cleanliness.



aa Third convocation ceremony of Makhanlal Chaturvedi Journalism University
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 May 2018

Vice-President and Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi Journalism and Communication University Shri Venkaiah Naidu said that media plays a special role in moving the country ahead with positive thinking. The work of media is to give pace to the country’s development and strengthen democracy. Media should remove the darkness of ignorance and present a solution to every problem. He said that education should be imparted only in local language and mother tongue. He was addressing the third convocation ceremony of Makhanlal Chaturvedi Journalism and Communication University at Vidhan Sabha auditorium. Shri Naidu said that it is the media’s responsibility to present a real picture of the society and decide its role in putting an end to all social evils. He said that India is going through a phase of transformation. In this the communication experts play an important role. He said that India is turning into a huge economy of the world. Economic reforms are in progress. Praising the University Shri Naidu said that the university is contributing towards digital revolution by promoting computer education along with journalism. Education should be in mother tongue Shri Naidu said that all academic courses should be in mother tongue. Change in the mentality of English is must. First learn and then speak in mother tongue and then give importance to foreign language. He said that mother tongue is original. This is like one’s eyes, foreign language is like spectacles. He said that to protect one’s mother tongue it is necessary to study and teach in mother tongue. He said that three things should always be remembered. First, mother, second motherland and third mother tongue. He said that education should be imparted in local language and mother tongue and for this a policy is must. We will have to come out of the mentality of speaking in English in spite of mother tongue. Referring to his recent Germany visit he said that research on the hidden knowledge in the epics written in Sanskrit are being undertaken there. Academic innovations lauded Praising the academic innovation by the University Shri Naidu said that the university has the status of being Asia’s biggest media university. Several research benches have been established and computer education is being given in far flung areas. He said that the university has developed alongwith the fast paced development of Madhya Pradesh. The Vice-President said that media has made its contribution in ending corruption. The sooner corruption ends the better it is for the country and the democracy. Shri Naidu said that character, capacity, behaviour and talent are main elements. With these elements the journalist guides people and the society. He said that journalism was a mission earlier and now it must not lose its direction. Spreading sensation has become a habit of journalism. He said that spreading sensation means meaninglessness. It is media’s responsibility to guide society with creative and positive thinking. He called upon the students who received degrees to use their knowledge for public welfare. Always maintain discipline in life, work hard and be honest. Be ready to learn everyday and work hard with high aims and dreams. Praising the University management for selection of Indian attire for the ceremony and conducting the convocation ceremony in Hindi. University Mahaparishad President and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated them. He said that the achievements of the university are worth being proud of. This university has its presence felt in every media institute of the country. The students of the university have established new standards of morality. Shri Chouhan said that today the media is going through a different phase. Professionalism has become blatant. Remembering the journalism of Late Shri Makhanlal Chaturvedi he said that he had followed fearless journalism during the freedom movement. Journalism after independence was also a mission for building a new India. He said that the journalist plays the role of a social reformer. Healthy journalism only can strengthen democracy. He congratulated the students. Famous national thinker, writer and journalist Shri Madhav Govind Vaidya, famous environmentalist Shri Amritlal Wegad, poet, writer and journalist Shri Mahesh Shrivastava were honoured with D.Lit title. Shri Naidu presented PhD, M.Phil and post graduate degrees and wished the students for their bright future. Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University Shri Jagdish Upasane conducted the convocation ceremony. Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma, Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra and Bhopal MP Shri Alok Sanjar were present on the occasion. Guests were presented with mementos by the university. Rector Shri Lajpat Ahuja proposed the vote of thanks.



aa “Beneficiary Profile Registration” System begins for Schemes of SC-ST categories
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 May 2018

Minister of State for Tribal Affairs and Scheduled Caste Welfare (Independent Charge) Shri Lal Singh Arya has inaugurated online ‘Beneficiary Profile Registration’ system, a new software to provide benefit of various scheme of the Tribal Affair and Scheduled Caste Welafre department, from his chamber at Mantralaya. Commissioner Tribal Welfare Smt. Deepali Rastogi, Secretary Shri Rajesh Mishra, Commissioner Scheduled Caste Welfare Shri Anand Sharma and Additional Director Shri Vikramaditya Singh were present on the occasion. Shri Arya started the system by registering adhaar number, digital caste certificate and Samagra I.D. number under the ‘Beneficiary Profile Registration’ on http://mpsdc.gov.in/tribal_reg. After the registration he received information about his registration on his mobile. Under the system the first registration was made from Bhopal. About 70 schemes have been made online and computerised under the system. An amount of Rs. 35 crore has been approved for this system. All the working procedures of the department are being studied, improved and simplified through this system. This will facilitate beneficiaries not to visit office repeatedly and applicants could avail benefits of the schemes from the departmental website and internet kiosks. Shri Arya has appealed to applicants belonging to the scheduled tribe and caste category that they must get themselves registered under this system at the earliest to derive benefits of government schemes. Registration under the system is made free of cost and easily. Registration helps the department to know about the identity of beneficiary, caste, income and domicile and educational details automatically. Beneficiaries would be able to get benefit of several schemes by just registration. A pilot project of the profile registration has been started at Balaghat from May 10 and 470 persons have registered themselves under the system till now. Registration takes only 3 to 4 minutes. The software has been prepared with an objective to ensure benefit of various government schemes easily and transparently to beneficiaries belonging to scheduled tribe and caste of the state. It was informed that there are few schemes, under which, it is must for beneficiary to apply separately through kiosk after the registration. For seeking admission in the hostel of the department, information about the vacant seat in all the hostels could be obtained by uploading unique I.D. on hostel module after the registration. Thereafter, candidate can apply online itself to seek admission in any hostel. Separate modules for schemes of the department like Pratibha Yojana, UPSC Coaching, Civil Services Protsahan, Akansha, Cycle distribution scheme and others are also being prepared. Other several database servers have been integrated by the department in this software. The available information in these servers gets transferred automatically in the database of the department. Integration has already been made with UIDAI,NPCI, E-District and Samagra server. Action is being taken to integrate software with treasury, board of secondary education, CCTNS and other servers as per the requirement of other schemes.



aa Nutrition Awareness should be included in curriculum: Minister Smt. Chitnis
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 May 2018

Minister for Child and Woman Development Smt. Archana Chitnis has said that Nutrition Awareness subject will be included in school and college curriculum of the state. Ensuring nutrition security in each house and family is a prime objective of Nutrition conscious agriculture and nutrition awareness. Smt. Chitnis was addressing the concluding programme of the 3 day International workshop at Bhopal. Smt. Chitnis further mentioned that improvement in the condition of nutrition is a social and moral responsibility of this era. The future generation will be affected if we overlook it. She stated that along with the Woman and Child Development department, efforts are being made constantly by the agriculture, animal husbandry, food and civil supplies and school education department in a coordinated manner to bring improvement in the condition of nutrition. Smt. Chitnis said that the conclusions obtained from the six sessions in the workshop i.e. agriculture, nutrition management, planned initiative, social and practical innovations and works to be carried out in the field of nutrition have been included in Bhopal Declaration Letter. Former Chairman of National Women Commission, Sushri Lalita Kumar Mangalam expressed that 67 percent, out of the total agriculture labourers are women. She emphasized the need for designing agricultural equipment and agricultural machinery according to the convenience of women. At the concluding programme, Deputy Director General of Indian Council of Agriculture Research, Dr. A.K. Singh mentioned that the initiative of Madhya Pradesh in the field of nutrition conscious agriculture and nutrition awareness is exemplary for other states of the country. Shri Singh further said that the Tejasvini like other groups should be developed and Nutrition Thali, Tiranga Thali, and idea about kitchen garden should be publicized from house to house and practiced. There is a need for constant efforts in this direction. Dr. Meera Mishra stated that malnutrition is a global problem. She put forth her views to identify malnutrition, constant monitoring and capacity development of women groups. Bhopal Declaration Letter was issued in the workshop. Principal Secretary Woman and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotiya, Shri Abhay Mahajan of Deendayal Research Institute-Delhi, Shri Atul Jain, Director of Indian Council of Agriculture Research, Atari-Jabalpur Dr. Anupam Mishra, Head of UNICEF Madhya Pradesh Shri Michael Juma and Commissioner of Directorate Woman and Child Development Dr. Ashok Kumar Bhargava were present in the workshop. UNICEF, International Fund for Agriculture Development, GIZ organization of Germany, International Rice Research Institute, Global Environment Facilitator Project, International Institute for Maize and Wheat participated in the workshop. Smt. Archana Chitnis honoured all the subject experts at the concluding programme. Commissioner, Directorate of Woman and Child Development Dr. Ashok Bhargava proposed the vote of thanks.



aa Pension of Government Pensioners and Family Pensioners to be increased by 2.57 fold
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that 2.57 fold increase will be made in the pension of employees, who have retired from the government services before January 1, 2016 and family pensioners. Cash benefit of this raise will be payable with immediate effect. Shri Chouhan made an announcement to form a Pensioners Board to provide medical facility to the pensioners and family pensioners and to redress their other grievances. He was addressing the delegation of Pensioners Association at CM House today. Shri Chouhan urged the pensioners that they should utilise their experience, capabilities and energy to work for swachhta, environment conservation and Beti Bachao Abhiyan besides eliminating social evils. He hoped that the government will get creative and active cooperation of the pensioners always. Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Malayya and Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.K. Shrivastava were present on the occasion.



aa Plantation on Catchment area of Narmada and 313 rivers to be undertaken from July 15
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that plantation will be carried out from July 15 to August 15 this year too like previous year on the catchment area of Narmada and other 313 rivers of the state. Work to construct pond in the catchment area of Narmada also will be started shortly, the amount for this has already been approved. Work to construct boundaries will be carried so that water trickles down into Narmada. He further said that I will keep on making efforts to save environment and to encourage plantation without giving attention to criticism. He was addressing the programme of the first anniversary of ‘Namami Devi Narmade’ Seva Yatra at Hoshangabad. On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of sewerage water treatment plant to be built at a cost of Rs. 10 crore 24 lakh and storm water drain under the Amrit yojana. Rs. 1377 crore approved for development of Narmada banks. CM Shri Chouhan stated that Rs. 1377 crore has been approved for development of Narmada banks. Work of sewage plants in 8 urban bodies has been started. He informed that SKP plants will be established in Munhasa of Babai. Construction work of 249 toilets on ghats has been started and 29 thousand 500 toilets have been constructed in rural areas. Work for 20 changing rooms and toilets in 110 villages, located on the banks of Narmada has been commenced. As many as 285 dust bins and vehicles are being given to collect garbage from the ghats. Approval has been given for cluster at Hoshangabad and Dewas to establish solid base. Work in this connection will begin soon. Moreover, 20 Mukti Dhams in urban areas and 14 thousand in rural areas have been constructed. Amount has been sanctioned from the MP’s fund to set up gas based crematorium at Hoshangabad. Bio-Diversity committees have been formed in about 235 gram panchayats. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that biogas plants have been approved for 2227 villages. An amount of Rs. 41 crore 40 lakh has been approved for construction of 40 Rain-Baseras (Night Shelters) on right bank and 42 on left bank of Narmada. He stated that 2 thousand 448 solar pumps have been set up on Narmada banks. Efforts have been made for reverse plant to stop flow of polluted water from the industries into Narmada. 68 Liquor shops closed down CM Shri Chouhan said that 68 liquor shops of areas situated on the banks of Narmada have been shut down. He informed that sand mines of Narmada banks have not been auctioned. Besides electrification work in 130 majra-tolas, 100 poojan kunds and immersion kunds have been constructed. Organic farming is being encouraged. Narmada Seva Committee is working for sanitation of Narmada in 16 districts. He administered pledge to all present on the occasion to continue Narmada Seva Mission. Shri Chouhan saw the photo gallery focusing riparian zone. He released books ‘Narmada Seva Mission ka Ek Varsh’, E-Book of Shri Umakant Umrao, the divisional commissioner of Narmadapuram division, book written by Prof. Vipin Vyas on biological health of Narmada beside folder based on Narmada Pavitra Sarvada Abhiyan and Narmada portal. He also distributed seeds of 108 varieties of plants to 11 persons. Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma, Minister District In-Charge Shri Jalam Singh Patel, MP Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh, President Jila Panchayat Shri Kushal Patel, MLAs Shri Vijaypal Singh, Shri Thakur Das Nagvanshi, Shri Sartaj Singh beside Chairman of Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Member of State Antodaya Committee Shri Harishankar Jaiswal, President Nagar Palika Shri Akhilesh Khandelwal and President Janpad Panchayat Smt. Sangeeta Solanki were present in the programme.



aa MoS Shri Joshi honours winners of World Skills India Competition
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 May 2018

Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge) and School Education Shri Deepak Joshi honoured winners of Zonal level Competition of World Skills India. Twenty seven youth have been selected through this competition. These competitors will take part in regional level competition to be held from May 24 to 26 in Jaipur. Winners of this competition will represent India in the International competition to be held at Kazan (Russia) in 2019. This competition is organised after every 2 years. Shri Joshi said that nothing is possible for youth, who are talented and wish to perform with dedication. He mentioned that he has complete faith that these participants not only in Jaipur but will win in Kazan also. Shri Joshi stated that all possible help will be given from the state government. Chairman Madhya Pradesh Rozgar Nirman Board Shri Hemant Deshmukh extended best wishes to the winners. Additional Director Skill Development Shri G.N. Agrawal said that competitors must completely follow the rules of the competition to avoid deduction in points. Competitors also shared their experiences on the



aa CM Shri Chouhan expresses profound grief over the demise of Senior Journalist Shri Vora
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over the demise of the Chief Editor of the Daily News Paper Amrit Sandesh, Raipur and Senior Journalist Shri Govindlal Vora. In his condolence message, Shri Chouhan said that late Shri Vora has led a simple life and dedicated his entire life for principles and social concerns. He had direct connection with common man. He always spent his journalism life fighting for truth. His death is an irreparable loss to the journalism. CM Shri Chouhan prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss. It may be mentioned that Shri Govindlal Vora was working as the Chief Editor of Daily News Paper Amrit Sandesh, since its inception. He worked as the Editor of Nav Bharat and Chronicle, Raipur for 28 years. He left for heavenly abode at New Delhi, at the age of 84.



aa CM Shri Chouhan announces 10th, 12th examination results of Board of Secondary Education
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced result of High School and Higher Secondary School Examination 2018 here today. The examination result of High School examination became 66.54 percent, whereas result of the Higher Secondary Examination became 68.07 percent. Ninety eight girls and 83 boys secured position in the merit list of the High School Examination. Similarly 71 girls and 62 boys secured positions in the merit list of Higher Secondary School examination. Congratulating the successful students, parents and teachers, Shri Chouhan said that the students have written a history of success. He mentioned that the good result has come this year in comparison to the last year. Shri Chouhan told the students, who have not performed as they desired, not to be disappointed and demotivated. There are several opportunities for progress in life. Make better efforts in future and progress. Giving examples of Cricket Player Shri Sachin Tendulkar, Female Boxer Susri Mary Kom, All-rounder Cricket Player Shri Kapil Dev and Shri George Washington, the first President of America, Shri Chouhan said despite of securing low marks, these personalities have accomplished marvellous and great works. Therefore, there is no need for disappointment, he added. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that fee on behalf of students, who secure over 70 percent marks will be borne by the state government, on getting admissions in any institution for higher education. He will not let dream of any students die owing to dearth of money. Expressing happiness over girls clinching leading in the examinations, he mentioned that girls should be encouraged; they are not less than anyone. Each district to have Career Counsellor: Shri Chouhan said that a special arrangement is being made this year for career counselling for students to help them decide their future. Career conselling arrangement will be made in every district. He informed that district wise conventions will be organised for students, who secure over 70 percent marks. Students will be felicitated in conventions and counselling about the career will be given. Minimum 5 career counsellors will be appointed at employment office in each district. Two career counsellors with cooperation of Higher Education Department will be made available in each district. Orientation programme of 500 career counsellors will be organised at Academy of Administration on May 17 and career counselling scheme will be commenced. Districts and Teachers to be honoured for good results: CM Shri Chouhan congratulated the Board of Secondary Education for declaring results on time and for holding examinations without any disruption. He also congratulated teachers of the government schools, whose tireless efforts bear fruits of better examination results of government schools in comparison to private schools. Shri Chouhan said that a separate programme will be organised to honour districts and teachers of government school, who have performed well in the examination results. Moreover, Shri Chouhan further mentioned that all teachers will be merged in the education department. The seniority of teachers who are working since earlier will not get affected. He expressed hope that teachers will make more efforts to bring quality and improvement in the education in future. Chairman of Board of Secondary Education, Shri S. R. Mohanti, informed that the Best of Five system had been implemented this year for class 10. Separate examination was conducted for disabled students. He further said that students can give online applications within 3 months to remove anomalies in the marks sheet. Mistakes will be removed within 3 months without any charges. Furthermore, Shri Mohanti revealed that 11 lakh 3 thousand 852 students had appeared in high school examination this year. Out of these 66.54 percent students successfully passed the examination, including 69 percent girls and 64 percent boys. This is 16.8 percent more as compared to the last year. Total 98 girls and 83 boys have secured positions in the merit list. Number of successful students from Neemuch and Dewas district is more than other districts. Shri Mohanti further said that similarly, 7 lakh 44 thousand students had appeared in higher secondary examination this year and 68.07 percent students successfully cleared the examination. Total 71 girls and 62 boys have gained place in the merit list. Maximum students from Neemuch and Dewas district have passed the 12th examination. He further asserted that total 23 thousand students have secured over 75 and 85 percent marks. This included 12 thousand 871 students with over 85 percent marks and 10 thousand 469 students with over 75 percent marks. Sushri Diksha Sharma of Bhind has secured first position in the high school examination under the speech and hearing impaired category, whereas the second and third position were secured by Shri Sarthak Chitle of Gwalior and Shri Krsihna Gupta of Dhar respectively. Under the visually challenged and slow learner category, Shri Bhupendra Singh Tahkur has secured first rank and Shri Akshay of Indore and Shri Prahalad Dangi of Sagar have secured second and third rank respectively. Ku. Anamika Sadh of Vidisha and Shri Harshawardhan Parmar of Sagar have secured first positions among the top ten of the merit list of the high school. Shri Subhash Prasad Patel and Shri Prabhat Shukla of Umaria, Shri Sanyam Jain of Agar Malwa, Shri Radheshyam Sondhia of Rajgarh have secured second positions. Similarly, Shri Chitwan Naik and Ku. Ayushi Sahu of Burhanpur, Ku. Sakshi Lodhi of Narsinghpur and Ku. Priya Sahu of Chhattarpur have secured third place in the merit list. Moreover, in the higher secondary result, Shri Shashishekhar Prakash has secured first position under the slow learner category. Sushri Ritika Goyal has secured first position under the speech and hearing impaired category. Sushri Shivani Pawar of Chhindwara, Shri Lalit Pancholi, Sushri Aysuhi and Shri Santosh Rawat of Shivpuri have secured first positions in arts, maths, commerce and agriculture faculty respectively. Similarly Sushri Deepal Jain of Balaghat and Sushri Tamanna Kushwaha have secured first positions in biology and home science faculties. Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha Shri Rajendra Singh, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State for School Education Shri Deepak Joshi, students, who have secured positions in the merit list, parents and teachers were present on the occasion.



aa Other States should follow M.P. in implementation of RERA Act: Union Minister Shri Puri
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 May 2018

Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri praised Madhya Pradesh for effective implementation of RERA Act. He mentioned that the other states of the country should follow the working system of Madhya Pradesh. Shri Puri said this during the first meeting held at New Delhi of the Central Advisory Council, formed by the Union Government for implementation of RERA Act. Chairmen of 5 states and Secretaries of Housing and Urban Affairs, Revenue, Legal Affairs, Consumer Protection, Company Affairs participated specially in the meeting. Union Minister Shri Puri has said that the Government of India has implemented the RERA Act with the basic concept to protect the interest of real estate consumers and to create a clean and healthy atmosphere for real estate business. He stated that a single window system should be developed to ensure completion of real estate projects within the time limit. Shri Puri also appreciated efforts made by Madhya Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority. Chairman of Madhya Pradesh RERA Shri Antony De Sa suggested some amendments to make the Act effective for ground implementation. By acknowledging the amendments, the council has given directives to form a sub-committee for its implementation. Along with this, a decision to form council at regional level, to make the RERA Act more effective was taken in the meeting. Representatives of CREDAI, the apex body of private real estate developers association, Chairmen of NAREDCO and members of organisations connected to consumer and real estate agents also took part in the meeting.



aa Medical College to be started soon in Datia: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 May 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated wards of 100 bed hospital costing Rs. 4.87 crore, linked with the medical college in Datia District Hospital. He also conducted an inspection of the wards and enquired about patients’ health. Dr. Mishra said that Datia Medical College will be started soon. There will be no shortage of medical facilities in Datia now. Facility of X-ray, Ultra Sound Unit, MRI and CT Scan will be provided in new hospital building. Every illness will be treated at Datia. Dr. Mishra further stated that a residential colony for doctors and paramedical staff will be expanded.



aa Participation of society in battle against malnutrition must : Union Minister Shri Tomar
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 May 2018

Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Mining Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has said that due to materialism, natural resources have been exploited since years. This has led to imbalance in the field of nutrition. Social awareness towards nutrition in society is very important. Efforts of only the government will prove to be inadequate. Shri Tomar was addressing the inaugural session of the three-day International Workshop on Nutrition in Bhopal today. Lauding the Nutrition Smart Village Shri Tomar said that this small beginning that began from 313 villages will be expanded in all the villages of the state and the villages will become self-reliant in nutrition. He said that due to changes in traditional agricultural and food grain system, the situation of lack of nutrition has aroused. The conclusions of the series of intensive and specialized discussion started with mutual cooperation of different departments will certainly prove to be effective for its resolution. Shri Tomar assured to extend support to the recommendations of the workshop from the centre. Symbolic of the beginning of nutrition awareness, conch shells were presented to the guests on this occasion. On this occasion, Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Archana Chitnis said that there is a need to save agricultural system from marketism. Do not take crops only for sale, but rather grow what you eat and eat what you grow. In this context he referred to the struggle of Krishna and Kansa, in which Krishna wanted that the first right on the milk produced in Braj should be of the children of Braj and remaining milk should be sent to Mathura. Kans wanted to have his right over the whole milk produced in Braj. Smt. Chitnis said that the natural trees of ber, kabeet, tamarind, gooseberry, drumstick are disappearing from the villages and fields. It is an indication of the end of food diversity, it is very important to save them. With this, people are being deprived of the nutrients found free of cost. She thanked the Government of India for the decision to include coarse grains (nutri cereals) in the public distribution system. Giving information about the efforts initiated for the expansion of nutrition-sensitive agriculture and nutrition awareness, Smt. Chitnis said that in February 2016, this idea was sown in Chitrakoot. In this direction, workshops were organized at several places including Bhopal and Shillong and each village of 313 development blocks of the state was developed as Nutrition Smart Village. She said that the villages will become self-reliant in nutritious diet only when their soil is well-nurtured. Arrangements have been made to conduct nutrition audit of these villages. She said that we are working on the concept of Nutrition Smart Citizen. Giving information about the tricolor plate, she said that due to the lack of effectiveness of market forces, we will be able to overcome the problem of lack of nutrition with the coordination of traditional knowledge and scientific outlook. Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J. N. Kansotiya explained the need for expansion of nutrition awareness. CFO of UNICEF Shri Michael Juma and Nutrition Head Shri Arjan Vaagat, Deendayal Research Resource Center’s Shri Atul Jain, Director of Indian Agricultural Research Council-Atari Jabalpur Dr. Anupam Mishra, Vice Chancellor of Agriculture University-Gwalior Dr. S. K. Rao and subject experts were present on the occasion. On the inauguration of the workshop, guests were welcomed with a ‘gamcha’ made out of banana peels and Koti made from linseed fibre. Nutrition Panchang was also released on this occasion. Alongside the workshop, an exhibition centered on activities organized on nutrients and nutrition awareness at different levels was also organized. There will be various technical sessions during the workshop on May 15 and 16, in which discussions will be held on food security, nutrition security, village level trade and commerce activities, capacity building of village level groups and effective policy making and implementation.



aa Advocate Protection Act to be implemented soon in state: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Advocate Protection Act will be implemented in the state soon. Government will present the bill in the coming Vidhan Sabha monsoon session. Shri Chouhan announced this at a programme organized by the State Bar Council in the National Law Institute University here today. Announcements Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced on the occasion that provision of amount for construction of e-library for the advocates will be made in the budget. Maximum limit of funds for treatment of serious ailments for advocates will be hiked to Rs 5 lakhs. In case of untimely death, Rs 4 lakhs will be given to the family members of the deceased advocates which will include Rs 2 lakhs by the state government and Rs 2 lakhs by the Bar Council. Government will make 50 percent matching grant for construction of advocate chamber. The grant given to new advocates will be increased from Rs 12 thousand to Rs 25 thousand. CM Shri Chouhan said that democracy is the best form of government. People’s faith in the judiciary is necessary to strengthen democracy. The role of advocates and chief justices in ensuring timely and fair justice is very significant. He expressed his gratitude and congratulated the Judiciary for ensuring punishment to a minor’s rapist in just 23 days. He said that advocates have to face a lot of struggle and difficulties in the initial stage. He assured that they will always have the support of the government. Government will extend support in the works undertaken by the Bar Council for the welfare of advocates. CM Shri Chouhan said that government is sensitive towards human sensibilities. It is working uniformly towards the all sections of the society. For parity in the society, the state government is taxing the empowered to help the weak. He gave information about the works being undertaken by the state government for the welfare for the unorganised labourers. Law and Legislative Affairs Minister Shri Rampal Singh said that the state government leads in the works of advocate welfare and empowerment of judicial administration in the country. The government has created 275 new posts of judges. Over Rs 53 crores 63 lakhs has been made available for the construction of court building. State government had organized Maha-Panchayat for the first time for advocates’ welfare in the country. Advocates are being benefitted by making schemes based on the decisions of the panchayat. Shri Rampal Singh said that Rs one crore 60 lakhs is being made available to the new advocates in the form of grant. Rs 3 crore for treatment of serious diseases and Rs 7 crore 29 lakhs in cases of untimely deaths has been made available. Attorney General Shri Purushendra Kaurav said that an advocate is a sentinel of the society. State government is extending full support to strengthen judicial administration in the state. The salary of government advocates of High Courts has been raised from Rs 30 thousand to Rs one lakh 25 thousand at par with the District Judge. Posts of government advocates have been increased from 30 to 150. In the year 2016, 4 thousand 500 new posts, including judges of courts to other employees were created to make justice easily accessible. A new litigation policy has been implemented. The state government has done important and far-reaching tasks such as restructuring of the Law Commission. Giving information about the works being done for the welfare of advocates by the Council, Chairman of State Bar Council Shri Shivendra Upadhyaya said the state government’s support was expected.



aa Efforts being made to promote rural art and culture: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that efforts are being made to promote rural art and culture in the state. Government is extending support to make essential equipments and material available for artistes committed towards art and culture at the village level. Rs 57 crore has been arranged for this work. Shri Chouhan was addressing art-lovers before staging of Stage Artist Shri Daya Prakash Sinha’s play “Rakt Abhishek” at Bharat Bhawan today. Shri Chouhan honoured Shri Sinha with shawl-shriphal and bouquet. Shri Chouhan said that citizens and thinkers who give a new direction to the society build the society and the country. Government believes that along with the construction of bridges and culverts, efforts must also be made to give guidance under the leadership of the society’s thinkers. With this in mind, the government has organized events like Narmada Seva Yatra and Ekatm Yatra. He said that Shri Sinha is a nationalist and creative thinker. While introducing the play, Shri Daya Prakash Sinha told that the work done in public interest is not violence. The work done in personal interest is violence. Efforts have been made to transform this into drama. He told that Raktabhishek and Samrat Ashok are his works, which have been composed in the form of historical plays in the present context. He appreciated Chief Minister’s Shri Chouhan’s organizational capacity, efficiency and patience. A large number of art lovers including Shri Amirchand of Sanskar Bharati Delhi and Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava were present in the programme.



aa CM Shri Chouhan congratulates Class 10, 12 students in advance at “Dil Se”
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 May 2018

Discussing the results of Class 10th and Class 12th State Board examination, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated and extended best wishes to the students acquiring good marks. Along with this he told students not to worry about failure and not be disappointed. He told to prepare and move ahead. The Chief Minister was addressing the people of the state through the “Dil Se” programme. Shri Chouhan said that only attaining a degree or passing with good marks did not ensure guarantee of success. Citing examples of Mahatma Gandhi, Former President Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Boxer Sushri Mary Kom, Cricketer Shri Sachin Tendukar and First President of America George Washington he said that despite obtaining less marks in examination, they did great work. Be aware of those who destroy harmony Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that some people are trying to destroy peace, harmony and equanimity in the state. They try to spread several rumours. There is need to be aware of such people. People of the state should move forward unitedly. Come forward to save rivers with self-motivation Saluting all mothers on the occasion of Mother’s Day for their sacrifices and penance, Shri Chouhan called upon the youths to always respect their parents. He said that on May 15, Narmada Sewa Yatra will complete one year. He called upon people to come forward with self-motivation to save rivers. Talking about Narmada Sewa Yatra and Narmada Sewa Mission he said that sewage treatment plants are being built to protect Narmada water from pollution. Liquor shops are being closed. He said that saplings were planted by more than 35 lakh people. Only death penalty for rapists On the heart-rending incident of Indore, Shri Chouhan said that the punishment for rapists is only death penalty. He lauded the police administration for completing legal proceedings and for getting the guilty punished with death penalty in just 23 days. He thanked the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to enact the law of death penalty to rapists. Powerful India has emerged under Shri Modi’s leadership On completion of four years of Shri Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of the country, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Shri Modi has initiated remarkable public welfare schemes. He has made cleanliness a public movement. Shri Chouhan said that a powerful India has emerged under the leadership of Shri Modi. Fortunately, India has got such a dedicated leader like Shri Modi. Biggest Social Security Scheme for labourers Discussing about the benefits of the scheme initiated for the welfare of the labourers of the unorganized sector, Shri Chouhan said that this is the biggest social security scheme of the country. In next four years no poor will remain without land. They will all have permanent houses. Government will bear the expenses of the education of their children. They will be provided electricity on flat rate. Farmers will not have to bear loss On the revolutionary steps taken for farmer welfare, Shri Chouhan said that farmers will not be made to face any difficulties. They will not have to bear any loss in wheat, garlic, onion, gram lentil and mustard crops. The campaign to distribute forest rights pattas to vanvasis will begin on May 21. Remembering Shri Anil Madhav Dave for his dedication towards Narmada Sewa, Shri Chouhan said that he was the true son of Narmada.



aa State-level Swachhata Sammelan in Bhopal today
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 May 2018

A state-level Swachhata Sammelan will be organized at Ravindra Bhavan premises under Rajya Swachh Bharat Mission under the aegis of Department of Panchayat and Rural Development from 11 am on May 12. Union Minister for Drinking Water and Cleanliness Sushri Uma Bharti will be the chief guest. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will preside over the sammelan. Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta and Minister of State for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Vishwas Sarang will be the special guests. Bhopal District Panchayat President Shri Manmohan Nagar, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur, MLA Shri Vishnu Khatri, Shri Surendranath Singh, Shri Arif Aqueel and Shri Rameshwar Sharma will take part in the Sammelan. Outstanding workers to be felicitated: Chief Executive Officers, District Coordinators, Block Coordinators, Sarpanch and Swachhagrahis of District Panchayat and Janpad Panchayats from Open Defecation Free 20 districts of the state who have given an outstanding performance will be felicitated in the Swachhata Sammelan. The participants to be felicitated have done outstanding work for toilet construction, geo tagging, making proper use of unused toilets and ensuring continuous involvement of motivators etc. This work has become the base for their selection for state level award. The state is set to be made totally open defecation free till October 2, 2018. Through this conference, the state government is making efforts to make this a public movement by making the cleanliness champions feel proud. Felicitated districts: Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat Chhindwada, Balaghat, Khandwa, Shajapur, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Gwalior, Aagar-Malwa and Datia will be felicitated at the Sammelan.



aa Wheat procurement expected to reach 71 lakh MT
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today conducted a detailed review of the procurement status of wheat, gram, mustard and lentils of the state in a high-level meeting at the Mantralaya. He said that the procurement should not be adversely affected due to transport system. Shri Chouhan directed to complete the purchase of gram before May 30. Expressing satisfaction over wheat procurement Shri Chouhan lauded the departmental and field officers for ensuring proper arrangements of wheat procurement without any complaints. It was told at the meeting that so far 61 lakh metric tonne wheat has been purchased. In the next few days, this purchase is expected to reach 71 lakh MT. More than 3000 procurement centres are operating for wheat procurement. So far 4 lakh 36 thousand 333 metric tonne gram, 31 thousand 310 metric tonne mustard and more than 52 thousand metric tonne lentil has been purchased. Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh, Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Food Smt. Neelam Shami Rao and senior officers were present.



aa Welcome programme must be organized for first year freshers
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 May 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said at the 94th meeting of the University Coordination Committee that the examination results of the Universities should be declared on time and the process of new admissions should be completed before July 1. A welcome programme should be organized or students taking admission in the first year on July 1. The presence of students already studying in the colleges should be ensured in the programme. It should also be ensured that the University calendar reaches all the students taking admission on time. Admission registration fee should not be charged from students belonging to the SC-ST taking admission in the universities and colleges. Governor Smt. Patel called upon the Vice-Chancellors to take active part in Madhya Pradesh Anti-Tuberculosis Campaign. She said that the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and Professors of the University should adopt one child each with T.B between the 0-18 age group with the support of the district collectors. They should send nutritious food including fruits, jaggery and pulses to the T.B affected child. Smt. Patel told to prepare summer time plan to ensure participation of universities in the Centre’s Cleanliness Awareness Programme. Under this, work for cleanliness for 100 hours should be undertaken in villages. In this, she told to make students write essays and plays on the need for toilets and cleanliness, organize competitions and give prizes on behalf of the Centre, state government and university to winners. The works undertaken under the Cleanliness Awareness Programme should be uploaded on the website and sent to the Centre and the state government. The Governor said that the presence of the Vice-Chancellors should be ensured in the programmes and functions organized in the universities. If the Vice-Chancellors have to go outside the state or the country, then they will have to give an application with full details and reasons in advance. They can go on the tour only after taking prior permission. Governor Smt. Patel issued instructions to the Vice-Chancellors to provide the correct and complete information related to the professors, teachers and employees to the Higher Education Department. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu, Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr. M. Mohan Rao and Vice-Chancellors of the Universities besides officials of the related departments were present at the meeting.



aa Happiness in Labourers’ life is our resolution: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that happiness in the life of labourers is our resolution. Various schemes for the welfare of labourers of the unorganized sector are an important step in this direction. Poor and underprivileged persons have first right over the government’s wealth. Therefore, the government has taken concrete steps for the betterment of the labourers, who are leading life in poverty. He was interacting with the labourers of the unorganized sector at Jabalpur today. Member of Legislative Assembly Shri Ashok Rohani was present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that the government has decided that no poor will remain without plot in the state but they will be made owner of the land by providing them pattas. Over one lakh pattas will be given in the district. Shri Chouhan further said that the labourers will be made legal owner of their land. Amount will also be given to construct houses after the pattas, he added. Shri Chouhan urged the labourers that they must educate their children. Fee will be borne by the government. He stated that the government besides free medical treatment for the families of the labourers, has made provision to give money to female labourers during pregnancy and after delivery. He also mentioned about electricity at the flat rate of Rs. 200, Rs. 4 lakh to family in case of accidental death and other provisions. Shri Chouhan also appealed them to connect themselves with self-employment schemes and livelihood mission. The Chief Minister said that the government is fully committed to make labourers free from the curse of poverty and to increase their income. Shri Chouhan said that six lakh registrations have recorded in Jabalpur district. If anyone has remained, then her or his name will be added on submitting application. He instructed the collector to ensure benefit to all eligible people by constituting monitoring team. The Chief Minister said that the benefits will be provided to all eligible labourers registered between April 1 and May 31. After this, the process of distributing the benefits will continue as per the provisions, to labourers in wards in urban areas and labourers of rural areas. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed land lease letters symbolically to eligible beneficiaries registered from April 1, 2018. In addition, cheques were given to some beneficiaries of the urban area under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Shri Chauhan also handed over a cheque of Rs 16 thousand to woman worker under Mukhyamantri Shramik Seva Prasuti Sahayata Yojana. Financial assistance of Rs. Four lakh each will be given to families of those, who died in the accident on April 29 in village Mankedi of Shahpura area



aa Two-thirds work of Bahuti canal of Bansagar project complete
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 May 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs and Rewa district in charge minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today reviewed the development works of Water Resources Department in Rewa. He said that according to the prescribed target complete the development works within the time limit. He directed to enhance various irrigation facilities for farmers. Minister Dr. Mishra was apprised with the information on development works under Bansagar project that the construction of Bahuti canal under the project is 65 percent complete. This will benefit 65 thousand farmers of Rewa and Satna district. This canal is to be completed till December 2018. Dr. Mishra said that the foundation laying and dedication of various development works of the Water Resources Department will be done this month itself. He will be visiting every Vidhan Sabha of the district this month. He issued instruction to the Water Resources Department officials also to start various development works. He said that next week Lift Irrigation Scheme will be dedicated in Gudh of Rewa district. Similarly, development works will also be started in Mangawan and Devtalab areas. Minister Dr. Mishra met public and heard their problems before the meeting. Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Goupalan and Pashudhan Samvardhan Board Swami Akhileshwaranand Ji, other public representatives and senior administrative officers were present.



aa People to become smart with extension of smart city facilities: Minister Smt. Maya Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 May 2018

Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh said that citizens will also become smart with the extension of smart facilities in cities selected in smart city. She said that works worth nearly Rs 2.5 crore have been approved for extension of facilities in seven smart cities in Madhya Pradesh and works worth more than Rs 2 thousand crores are in progress. She said this on the occasion of the conclusion of the two-day Shikhar Sammelan of the country’s Smart City Chief Executive Officers. Minister Smt. Singh said that under the concept of smart city, the process of smart thinking and working on all issues including road, water, electricity, traffic, employment etc. began in selected cities. This process will work as a model for other cities of the country. She said that the basic structure of smart city is being prepared in such a manner that once the facilities are extended, then it will continue to run on public participation. Smt. Maya Singh said that serious thought would be given to suggestions obtained at the Shikhar Sammelan organized in Bhopal. She congratulated the smart city team for the successful launch of the integrated command control centre and incubation centre under the Smart City Project in Bhopal. Principal Secretary Shri Vivek Agarwal said that it is essential to develop PPP mode and Public Bond System for the successful implementation of the smart city project. Only then will the facilities work in a better manner in future. Presentations were given on the occasion by various smart cities including Daman & Diu that has developed solar project, Smart Light Pole and Smart Public Bike Sharing developed by Bhopal and Public Bond System by Pune. Arrangement of funds for the smart city project was discussed in detail in the concluding session. Secretary Ministry of Urban Development Government of India Shri Durgashankar Mishra including other officers and representatives of various states were present on the occasion.



aa Employment offices to be upgraded as placement centres on PPP mode
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 May 2018

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the state’s Employment Department and Yashasvi Academy for Talent Management Private Ltd. Pune for the upgradation of employment offices as placement centres on the basis of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode in the presence of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi. The MoU was signed by Director Employment Department Shri Sanjeev Singh and Director of Yashasvi Academy Shri Vishvesh Kulkarni. Shri Joshi said that with this MoU, the work of making jobs available for the unemployed would be ensured on priority at selected 15 district headquarters. Districts selected for placement centres As many as 15 districts have been chosen to project employment offices as placement centres on the basis of public participation in the state. These include Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Gwalior, Sagar, Ujjain, Hoshangabad, Shahdol, Dhar, Khargone, Dewas, Singrauli, Satna and Katni. Main objective of PPP Mode This company will plan and implement modern placement centres. Apart from making job opportunities available for the youths in private sector, information about personality development, C.V. writing and demand for market updates will also be made available. The demands of human resources in the market will be estimated and analyzed and career counseling will be imparted to unemployed youths under PPP mode. Apart from preparing young unemployed persons as per market demand, employment fairs and career counseling sessions will be organized. Apart from this, jobs will be made available for applicants in concerned districts in coordination with local planners. Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Rajya Kaushal Vikas evam Rozgar Nirman Shri hemant Vijay Rao Deshmukh, Principal Secretary Technical Education, Skill Development and Employment Shri Ashok Vernwal, Chief Executive Officer Shri Sukhbir Singh and other senior departmental officers were present on the occasion.



aa Backlog posts should be filled immediately: MoS Shri Lal Singh Arya
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 May 2018

Minister of State for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya has given instructions to fill backlog posts. He was reviewing the activities of the General Administration department at Mantralaya today. Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri Prabhanshu Kamal was present in the meeting. Shri Arya said that delay should not be caused in the cases of compassion appointments, these cases should be redressed within time limit. He mentioned that the General Administration department must have knowledge about the category wise vacant posts of various departments. Shri Arya said that a circular should be issued to district collectors, where the cases of caste certificates are pending that the cases should be redressed before the start of new academic session. MoS Shri Arya held discussions with officers of the construction agency and CPA in connection to the progress of the Annexe building of Mantralaya. It was informed that the testing of Annexe building is underway, building will be ready by July 30. Building is completely fire proof. Furniture’s samples have arrived. Building will be maintained by the contractor for one year and then tender will be issued. Work of godown will be completely by the month of June. Parking will be started soon. Shri Arya stated that he will inspect the Annexe building after May 22. Shri Arya discussed with the applicant Shri Gopal Singh Meena of Tahsil Kalapipal-District Shajapur over phone, who had applied for caste certificate of his child through Lok Seva Kendra. The applicant Shri Meena has informed that the caste certificate has not been prepared yet, all the papers have been submitted. Shri Arya in this connection immediately contacted the District Collector Shajapur and told him to redress the case immediately.



aa Keep yourself update with Commission’s directives for Free and Fair Election
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 May 2018

The Training of Deputy District Election Officers, Returning Officers of 230 assembly constituencies and Assistant Returning officers is commenced from today at R.C.V.P Noronha Academy of Administration, Bhopal for the ensuing election of Madhya Pradesh Assembly. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Shri Sandeep Yadav inaugurated the first batch of training. Training of Officers in 7 batches will continue till July 5. Shri Sandeep Yadav said that that the officers should keep themselves updated constantly with the directives and rules of the Election Commission of India for free and fair election. They can work in a better way and promptly, if they are updated. Shri Yadav has informed that besides training, the time has come to be ready for election. The Returning Officers can hold this festival of democracy with devotion, discipline and honesty. A small mistake or anomaly can affect the entire election. Therefore, it is an important responsibility of the officers to hold the election process according to the directives being issued by the commission from time to time. Moreover, Shri Yadav said that while taking decision on any complaint they should bear in mind, decisions or references of the commission taken in the past. It is necessary that impartiality should be reflected from the work too. Besides EVM, even minute knowledge of VVPAT is must. They must read books, which are being provided to them related to the directives of the Election Commission. Take the training with utmost seriousness and impart training to other election staff in districts. Joint Chief Electoral Officer Shri S.S. Bansal said that the officers must conduct Vidhansabha and Loksabha elections to be held in Madhya Pradesh with better management, peacefully and without any partiality. Work according to the directives of the Election Commission by making themselves fully aware about the election procedure. In the first batch, Master-Trainer/Resource Persons, Shri Dinesh Chandra Singh of Uttar Pradesh, Syed Mukhtar of Gujarat and Sushri Ruhi Khan of Madhya Pradesh imparted information to the Officers about the eligibility and ineligibility of candidates and nomination besides scrutiny. About 100 officers are taking part in the first batch, which will be continued till May 12.



aa State Government hikes 7th payscale by 2 percent and 6th payscale by 3 percent
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 May 2018

In a meeting held here under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Cabinet today decided to hike dearness allowance /relief rates payable to government servants/pensioners/ planned teachers cadre in local bodies, panchayat secretaries and local workers in the Panchayat and Rural Development Department in the 7th payscale by 2 percent and in the 6th payscale by 3 percent from January 1, 2018. The cash payment of the proposed hike of dearness allowance will be made in January 18 (salary of January 2018 payable in February 2018) Revision in contractual appointment rules The Cabinet has decided to make amendments in the Contractual Appointment Rules 2017 for the Madhya Pradesh Civil posts from the point of view of administrative facility. Rule 4 (4) was established in accordance with the consent of the General Administration Department to fill such posts / promotions approved in the regular establishment in departmental setup, in such cases, which may be possible due to inevitable reasons for more than one year, the provision has been made for contract appointment. There is provision for an investigation committee for cases of contractual appointment. Provision has been made to present cases as per order of the Cabinet on the recommendation of the committee. There is provision for contractual appointment in public venture/corporation/board/commission/ university. Benefits to Bhariya tribe of Chhindwada and Seoni Amending the Rule 4-B of the Madhya Pradesh Public Service (Reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes) Rules, 1998, the Cabinet decided to appoint any person belonging to the Bhariya tribe from Chhindwada and Seoni district, who applies for any post of contractual school teacher or Class III/IV post or Vanrakshak (executive) and had minimum qualification required for the post without following any recruitment process. Earlier this provision was only for Tamiya development block of Chhindwada district. Government Education and Sports Strengthening Scheme The Cabinet has approved financial assistance amount of Rs 20 crore to continue Government Education and Sports Strengthening Scheme till Year 2017-18, 2018-2019 and 2019-20. Four temporary posts for Chief Electoral Officer’s office The Cabinet has approved to continue four temporary posts for Chief Electoral Officer’s office Bhopal from March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2022. Irrigation Project and Special Rehabilitation Package The cabinet has given an administrative approval of Rs. 25 crore 58 lakh for Ringnod Small Irrigation Project of Dhar district of 425 hectare for Rabi irrigation. An administrative approval of Rs. 1815 crore 54 lakh has been given by the cabinet for Parvati Project of Rajgarh district to cover total irrigation area of 48,000 hectare. As many as 132 villages of Narsingarh and Biaora besides Berasia block of Bhopal district will be benefited by this project. The cabinet has taken a decision to benefit farmers of submerge area by giving a special package in addition to estimated expenditure according to project report for land acquisition and rehabilitation as per the Land Acquisition Act 2013 and Rehabilitation Policy 2002 for Lower Orr Large Irrigation project. As a result, a sum of Rs. 236 crore 10 lakh will be spent by the government in place of Rs. 199 crore 56 lakh on land acquisition and rehabilitation. The cabinet has taken a decision to give benefit of special rehabilitation package to farmers of submerge area in addition to estimated expenditure following the project report for land acquisition and rehabilitation according to the Land Acquisition Act 2013 and Rehabilitation Policy 2002 for Barkheda Medium Irrigation Project. Moreover, under the Karam Medium Irrigation Project, the cabinet has taken a decision to give benefit of special rehabilitation package to farmers of submerge area in addition to estimated expenditure according to project report for land acquisition and rehabilitation according to Land Acquisition Act 2013 and Rehabilitation Policy 2002. There is a provision of Rs. 49 crore 55 lakh for land acquisition and rehabilitation work in the administrative approval of the project. Such farmers of submerge area, whose compensation amount including solatium is less than Rs. 10 lakh under the Land Acquisition Act 2013, under the special rehabilitation package a sum of Rs. 46 crore 35 lakh will be spent on land acquisition and rehabilitation at the rate of minimum Rs. 10 lakh per hectare in case of one time amount. Under the Chhitakhudri Medium Irrigation Project, the cabinet has taken a decision to give benefit of special rehabilitation package to farmers of submerge area in addition to estimated expenditure according to project report for land acquisition and rehabilitation according to Land Acquisition Act 2013 and Rehabilitation Policy 2002. There is a provision of Rs. 91 crore 29 lakh for land acquisition and rehabilitation work in the administrative approval of the project. Such farmers of submerge area, whose compensation amount including solatium is less than Rs. 10 lakh under the Land Acquisition Act 2013, under the special rehabilitation package a sum of Rs. 79 crore 37 lakh will be spent on land acquisition and rehabilitation at the rate of minimum Rs. 10 lakh per hectare in case of one time amount. Medical College The cabinet has given a revised administrative approval to Rs. 295 crore 65 lakh by increasing the previously approved amount of Rs. 259 crore 65 lakh for construction of building and campus of Medical College Ratlam. The cabinet has given a revised administrative approval to Rs. 303 crore 27 lakh by increasing the previously approved amount of Rs. 224 crore 31 lakh for construction of building and campus of Medical College Shahdol. Moreover, the cabinet has given a revised administrative approval of Rs. 24 crore 75 lakh 66 thousand by increasing it from Rs. 538 lakh 43 thousand to upgrade T.B. Chest Treatment Unit of Jabalpur to High Level Center of national level. The necessary capital investment for up gradation will be made by Ayurvigyan University. Moreover, an administrative approval for creation of 108 posts for up gradation has also been given by the cabinet. Organs Transplantation The cabinet by exercising the power entrusted to it under the sub- section (2) and (3) of (42 of 1994) of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 and by following the section (1) of clause 252 of the Constitution of India has decided to adopt it for receiving its advantages by implementing the provision of the above mentioned Act in Madhya Pradesh state. Grant to open new faculty The cabinet, in order to benefit maximum number of students, has given an approval of Rs. 8 crore 19 lakh 44 thousand in principle to continue ‘Grant for opening new faculty’ scheme of the Higher Education department in Government Colleges for the next 3 years. Smart City Mission The council of ministers has given an approval for continuation of Smart City Mission Scheme in the state according to the previous approval. For this, a provision of Rs. 1000 crore for one smart city has been made. A total amount of Rs. 500 crore per smart city will be given in the ratio of an annual amount of Rs. 100 crore per city during 5 years in the form of grant by the Union government and the same amount will be given by the state government under the scheme. In the first phase, Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur, Ujjain and Gwalior under the second phase and Sagar and Satna city in the third phase have been selected under the scheme. This scheme has been started from June 25, 2015. Seven cities of the state have been selected through competition under the scheme.



aa Governor inspects Employees’ health check up camp
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 May 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today visited health check up camp held for employees at Raj Bhavan Dispensary. She gathered information from the doctors about employees' health. The Governor underwent check of her leg on BMD machine for bone examination. The camp was organised by Madhya Pradesh Red Cross Society to mark its foundation day. Governor Smt. Patel enquired about cause of dental problem of an employee when he was undergoing check-up. The doctor told that he developed the problem due to chewing 'Gutka'. The Governor advised employees that they should eat fruits and nutritious food instead of Gutka. It will keep them healthy and save money from treatment. Total 195 employees got registered in the camp and 158 of them were examined. Around 102 employees underwent ECG test and 167 blood test and 146 employees got bone examination. Apart from this, ENT, dental, skin related examinations were also made. The Governor visited Homeopathy clinic and took information about patients.



aa MP to play special role in building a new India: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh will play a special role in building a new India. He said that India is changing fast under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. While obtaining remarkable achievements in every field of development, Madhya Pradesh has now come out of the category of ‘Bimaru’ state. The Agriculture Growth Rate remains constant at double digits and agriculture growth rate is highest in the country. Shri Chouhan said that with continuous efforts, we will change Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan was addressing the first conference of Chief Executive Officers of Smart City today. The two-day conference has been organized by the Urban Development Ministry, Government of India. As many as 77 Chief Executive Officers are taking part in the conference from all over the world. Union Minister of State for Urban Affairs Shri Hardip Singh Puri said that for Smart City, a dynamic Chief Minister like Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan is needed. Terming smart city as a “Wave of Future”, he said that advisory committees will be constituted on subjects like climate change, education, security, sewage, entrepreneurship, skill development. The Chief Minister said that people’s mentality will also change along with building of smart city. Citing the example of Swachhata Mission he said that now this has become a public movement. A change has come over the mentality of people. Just like when the smart city is taking its form, there will be a positive transformation in the mindset of people towards their city. The Chief Minister said that if the lives of the poor will change, then the country will also change. Bhopal Mayor Shri Alok Sharma said that the work of smart cities has speeded up under the guidance of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. singh said that the planning and management of smart city began with Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan reviewed an exhibition based on smart city projects. Director, Smart City Mission Shri Sameer Sharma proposed the vote of thanks. Mementos were presented to the guests. Integrated Command and Control Centre: An Introduction Prior to the conference, the Chief Minister inaugurated the integrated command and control centre and incubation centre under the Smart City project in local Govindpura area. The Chief Minister took stock of all the branches of the centre and the system of data processing and analysis. He said that this centre will play a central role in the operation of Smart City. Shri Chouhan said that integrated command and control centers will be set up in all selected Smart Cities. The Integrated Command and Central Centre will provide a platform for various facilities obtained from the city under one roof. Information received from different departments like transport, water, fire police, meteorology, e-governance from the centre will be redressed and analyzed under the same roof. Apart from this, after receiving the information of the entire city, it will be analyzed and presented for action immediately to the concerned person through proper procedure. The data of the projects and systems of all sensors of the city like GPS sensors in public transport buses, status of Dial-100 vehicle, status of 108 ambulance, smart poll and smart light, traffic management camera, public bike sharing, solid waste management, Meteoroligical Department, solar panels, smart map etc. will be stored here. The arrangements of the whole city can be seen on real time under one roof at the centre. The centre will be of assistance for prompt action in emergency situation and disaster management. Essential services like fire brigade, Dial-100 and 108 ambulance can be informed promptly by watching live video from the control room in case of accident or any other emergency situation. In this model the data of the city can be stored in the data centre which will analyzed from time to time. This data analysis will be helpful in taking decisions while making departmental scheme and changes in them with reference to city services and will also prove to be important in implementing the administrative services effectively. This centre will play an important role in controlling every situation for governance. Incubation Centre Incubation centre has been established to provide guidance to begin new start-ups and for entrepreneurship development among youths of the city. Youth will be provided technical knowledge related to the start-up, all aspects related to the trade besides information about the possible risks and assistance. Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, former minister Shri Babulal Gaur, Additional Secretary cum Smart City Mission Director Dr. Sameer Sharma, Union Secretary for Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Vivek Agarwal were present.



aa Better Marketing Arrangement must for Organic Cotton of Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 May 2018

Minister for Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gaurishankar Bisen has said that Madhya Pradesh in one of the leading states of the country in organic cotton production. Madhya Pradesh produces one quarter of the total world’s organic cotton. Therefore, there is a need for better marketing arrangement for organic cotton being produced in the state at national and international level. Shri Bisen said this while addressing the convention on Organic Cotton held at R.C.V.P. Noronha Academy of Administration today. Minister Shri Bisen mentioned that demand for organic cotton has increased in the field of medical. Best cotton production of Nimar area of the state has carved its special niche in the country. Farmers of Nimar area has shown interest in organic cotton production during the last 3-4 years. He stated that a policy has been prepared by the state government in 2011 to encourage organic products. Several facilities along with subsidy are being given to farmers. While deliberating on measures to double farmers’ income, Shri Bisen urged voluntary organizations, working in the agriculture sector to work with the state government for effective implementation of government’s programmes. The Principal Secretary Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development, Dr. Rajesh Rajora informed during the convention that first BT Cotton arrived in the state, but it did not prove worth enough for reducing the cost of the farmers. Discussing about the challenges of Organic Cotton, Dr. Rajora said that organic cotton of best quality is being produced in Khargone, Badwani, Jhabua and some districts of Nimar region. He informed that the area of organic farming has increased 7 times and become 6 lakh hectare approx. during the last 7 years in Madhya Pradesh. Moreover, he said that export of organic products could reach Rs. 1000 crore from Rs. 600 crore owing to organic cotton. The Principal Secretary further informed that Organic Farming Institute in Mandla, Organic Products Testing center in Jabalpur and Organic Cotton Research Institute in Khandwa are being started. The convention was also addressed by the Chief Executive Officer of Pratibha Syntex, Shri Shreyeskar Chowdhary and Executive Director of C&A Foundation, Sushri Leslie Johnston. Deliberations held in 3 sessions Agriculture Experts and Lead Farmers expressed their views, during 3 sessions of the Organic Cotton Convention. Director of Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development, Shri Mohan Lal apprised of the cluster prepared for organic farming. Agriculture Experts also tabled their views during sessions on ‘A collaborative industry approach besides improving farmers livelihood’, ‘A collaborative industry approach’ and ‘Support Systems in Public Institutions’. The convention was organized jointly by the Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development and C&A Foundation. Leading farmers were honoured in the convention. These farmers have undertaken a remarkable work in the field of organic cotton production.



aa Governor Smt. Patel visits Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 May 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today visited Omkareshwar and performed puja-archana at the jyotirling here. Smt. Patel reviewed the development works undertaken in the temple. The temple committee presented a memento to Smt. Patel. She also visited the Sailani Island.



aa Free treatment facility to be given to the poor: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today performed bhoomi-pujan of the construction work of the new 100-bedded multi-storeyed building in Dr. Kailash Nath Katju hospital. Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, senior officers of Health Department and a large number of people of the area were present. The Chief Minister said that the facility for treatment of the poor would be available free of cost. He called upon the competent persons to help the poor avail the government’s schemes for the welfare of the poor through self-motivation. It is noteworthy that at present Katju Hospital has twenty bed facility. Now it will become fully facilitated in terms of health facilities. It will have a well-equipped labour room, OPD and an operation theatre. On this occasion, the Chief Minister flagged off the 'Food Safety on Wheel' vehicle for the convenience of the common man. A kit for testing the quality of food ingredients in the vehicle will also be available. Citizens can take advantage of this.



aa Seperate Tahsils for Urban and Rural areas: Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 May 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated new office building of Tahsil, built at a cost of Rs. 72 lakh in New Collectorate premises in Datia. Dr. Mishra informed citizens, present on the occasion that Madhya Pradesh government has made two tahsils in cities, which have more than one lakh population. Under this arrangement, there are separate tahsils for rural and urban areas. Dr. Mishra mentioned that people will get more facilities in connection to revenue related works due to two tahsils. Dr. Mishra further stated that city bus service will be started in Datia soon, to facilitate people to travel to new collectorate, medical college, district hospital, court and other places comfortably. Member of Legislative Assembly Shri Pradeep Agrawal and other public representatives were present on the occasion. Dr. Mishra in Goraghat Gram Sabha: Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra took part in Gram Sabha held at village Goraghat. He informed about the benefits of the government schemes to the registered labourers of Mukhyamantri Shramik Suraksha Yojana. Five hundred 41 labourers registered themselves during the Goraghat Panchayat. Dr. Mishra said during the Gram Sabha that they should come forward to avail benefits of schemes, which have been informed here.



aa Family should treat son and daughter equally: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 May 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today said that good works do not go in vain in the society, while addressing state convention of M.P. Patidar Samaj Mahila Sangthan in Ujjain today. Mothers should take care of their health. Give nutritious food to their daughters and get their hemoglobin checked so that future generation should not fall victim of malnutrition. Referring to Beti Bachao - Beti Padao campaign, the Governor said that daughter and son, both in every family should be treated equally. Daughters should be educated like sons and they should be cared equally as son. Governor Smt. Patel said that women have an important contribution in physical and mental development of child. Mothers should give Sanskara to their children up to age of eight years. Do not spend unnecessarily in wedding ceremonies. Saving should be used for education of son-daughter and livelihood, so that family and society could be developed. She said that the practice of veil should be stopped in the society. Women should recognise their rights. Gender gap is reducing, she added. Smt. Anandiben Patel said that social evils like child marriage should be avoided. Boys and girls should be married only after attaining proper age. Giving an example, she said that she herself stopped marriage of her nephew in minor age. Good works give pain but they should be continued. For prosperity and happiness in the society, we should move ahead by taking resolution and getting united. State president of M.P. Patidar Samaj Mahila Sangthan Smt. Pushpa Patidar said that this grand convention has been organised to remove social evils prevailing in the society. She said that Madhya Pradesh is working for woman empowerment through Beti Padao-Beti Padao like many schemes. All should get benefit under the schemes. Former district panchayat president of Ratlam Smt. Nirmala Shankar Patidar, former MLA of Sabarmati, Ahmadabad of Gujarat, Smt. Geetaben Patel and former State President and District Panchayat President of Indore, Sushri Kavita Patidar also addressed the convention. Governor Smt Patel on the occasion released book 'Kalyani' published by woman organization. District panchayat president, Burhanpur, Smt. Gayatri Patidar, director of Shakti Pump India and social worker of Indore Smt. Indira Patidar, president of Krishi Upaj Mandi, Bhopal, Smt Shyama Bhagirath Patidar, former mayor of Burhanpur Smt Madhuri Patel, Professor of Omia Campus, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, Smt Rupalben Patel and organiser of mother-daughter convention Smt Jagritiben Patel, social worker of Badnavar Smt Shyamgiri Patidar and women and men of Patidar Samaj were present there.



aa Koli Community should guide children for Higher Education: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Koli Community to form a guidance team for their children, so that they can get counseling for higher education. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that there is no dearth of talent, energy and potential in the members of the Koli Community. If they get opportunities, they can accomplish remarkable works. He stated that statue of Virangana Jhalkari Bai will be installed according to the advice and guidance of the community. Shri Chouhan was addressing the regional convention of Akhil Bhartiya Koli Samaj at local Dusshera Maidan here today. CM Shri Chouhan said that there is a special need to pay attention towards the education of children. Informing about the schemes of the state government, he mentioned that the state government will provide every possible help for education of children from class 1 to PhD. Moreover, help will also be provided for higher education in foreign educational institutions. Shri Chouhan told the members of the community to pay special attention also on the education of girls and to respect them. President of Akhil Bhartiya Koli Samaj Shri Kunwarji Bhai Bavliya, MLA Shri Kunwar Ji Kothar and youth of Koli community in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Efforts to be made to form National Backward Class Commission:CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government will request Union Government to form National Commission for Backward Class and to give it a statutory status. There is no dearth of talent, ability and potential in youth of backward class, they will be provided all the facilities in the field of education and employment. Shri Chouhan informed about this while addressing the Pichhda Varg Mahakumbh held in Bamora village near Sagar today. Moreover, he honoured 15 personalities of backward class with M.P. Ramji Mahajan Pichhda Varg Seva Rajya Puraskar 2015. Shri Chouhan also distributed benefits of various government schemes among the eligible beneficiaries. Financial Assistance/subsidy of Rs. 5973 crore to OBC Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has said that the state government has spent Rs. 5973 crore towards financial assistance and subsidy for the development of other backward class. This effort of the state government will be continued. He informed that youth have been linked with the self-employment during the last fiscal year under the Backward Class Self-Employment Scheme by spending Rs. 111 crore. Informing about the Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Mukhyamantri Krishak Samraddhi, Procurement of grains on support price, self-employment schemes and Muskhyamantri Asangathit Shramik Kalyan Yojana, Shri Chouhan appealed them to participate in special gram sabhas to be organized in panchayats on May 7 necessarily. He urged labourers to get their registration verified by attending special gram sabhas and to avail full benefit of Mukhyamantri Asangathit Shramik Kalyan Yojana. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan Honours Personalities Chief Minister Shri Chouhan presented M.P. Ramji Mahajan Pichhda Varg Seva Rajya Puraskar-2015 to Smt. Kanti Patel, Smt. Asha Sahu, Smt. Maya Vishwakarma, Smt. Alka Soni, Smt. Babita Parmar, Smt. Yamuna Kachhawa, Smt. Priti Sen, Sushri Rajkumari Kusum Mehdele (Jabalpur), Shri Suraj Simgh Maran, Dr. J.K. Yadav, Shri Rajesh Dodke, Dr. Bhagwan Bhai Patidar, Shri Kashiram Yadav and Shri Mahendra Katiyar. These personalities were honoured by presenting them Rs. One lakh, memento, citation letter and shawl-shreephal. Smt. Chandradevi received posthumously award for her husband late Shri Narayan Singh Dagor. Minister of State for Backward Class and Minority Welfare (Independent Charge) Smt. Lalita Yadav presided over the programme. MP Shri Laxminarayan Yadav, Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava, Minister for Home and Transport Shri Bhupendra Singh, Mayor Shri Abhay Darre, Chairman of Bundelkhand Development Authority Dr. Ramkrishna Kusmaria, MLAs Shri Shailendra Jain, Smt. Parul Sahu, Shri Harvansh Rathore, Shri Pradeep Lariya, Shri Mahesh Rai, Shri Harsh Yadav, Chairman M.P. State Backward Class Commission Shri Radhelal baghel, Chairman of Backward Class and Finance Development Corporation Shri Pardeep Patel and other local public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra dedicates hostel
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 May 2018

Minister for public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated General Nursing Midwifery Training Center and Hostel in Datia city today. This center has been built at a cost of Rs. 10 crore 36 lakh. On the occasion, Dr. Mishra said that nurse has been considered as synonym for service in the medical field. The new hostel will prove useful for about 150 registered students of GNM training center of Datia. Member of Parliament Dr. Bhagirath Prasad was present in the programme. Lays foundation of road in Village kamthara Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra laid foundation stone of road to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 35 lakh in Kamthara village of Datia district under the Pradhanmantri Gram Sadak Yojana today. Informing villagers about the benefits of Mukhyamantri Mazdoor Suraksha Yojana, he urged them to participate in gram sabha to be held on Monday, May 7. He told them work to add name of all eligible persons will be undertaken in the list. Several public representatives were present on the occasion. Honours Social Activists Minister Dr. Mishra honoured several social activists on the occasion of foundation day of Bal pragati Sansthan in Datia today. He praised work undertaken by the organization in the field of women empowerment, environemnt conservation and to provide employment to needy persons. Minister Dr. Mishra was also felicitated during the programme.



aa Anti-profiteering authority formed to facilitate consumers in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 May 2018

The Commercial Tax Department has established an anti-profiteering authority for consumers to take advantage of reduction in tax rates in the goods and services tax (GST) and for effective action on complaints. The information regarding the formation of the Authority has been made available to all commercial tax offices in the state. The departmental work process has been computerized to facilitate the professional tax payers of the state. Under Ease-of-Doing, the Commercial Tax Department has made facilities of online registration, e-return filing, e-payment and downloading of various forms available for the professional tax-payers. Since the implementation of the new tax system of GST from July 1, 2017 in state, about 2 lakh 66 thousand 744 tax payers out of traders registered earlier in state have been migrated in GST. About 1200 workshops have been organized in the state by the Commercial Tax Department to save professional tax payers from the problems of GST.
Self-assessment tax With the aim of providing the facility of self-assessment tax to registered traders of the state nearly 2 lakh 80 thousand cases out of 6 lakh 10 thousand cases related to the period of year 2015-16 were resolved by the department. The Tax Audit Wing working in the state has conducted audit of 541 traders last year and have got nearly Rs 5 crores deposited
Tax assessment rights The work of tax assessment of traders with Rs one crore annual turnover is being done by assistant commercial tax officers, traders with Rs 15 crore annual turnover is being done by Commercial Tax officers and up to Rs 50 crore annual turnover is being done by assistant commissioner. Divisional commissioners have been authorized to assess tax of traders with more than Rs 50 crore annual turnover.



aa Backward Classes Mahakumbh and Ramji Mahajan award ceremony in Sagar on May 6
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 May 2018

State government is organizing Backward Classes Mahakumbh and Ramji Mahajan Backward Class Service State award-2015 at Sagar on May 6. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the ceremony at 2 pm in the Bamora School ground. Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, Home Minister, Shri Bhupinder Singh, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister, Shri Gopal Bhargava, Public Health Engineering Minister, Sushri Kusum Singh Mehdele and Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta will take part in the Mahakumbh which will be presided over by Minister of State for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare (Independent Charge) Smt. Lalita Yadav. Commissioner Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Shri Ramesh Thete reviewed preparations today. Shri Thete said that Ramji Mahajan Backward Class Service State Award-2015 will be given to Smt. Kanti Patel, Smt. Asha Sahu, Smt. Maya Vishwakarma, Shri Suraj Singh Maran, Dr. J.K. Yadav, Smt. Alka Saini, Shri Narayan Singh Dagor, Smt. Babita Parmar, Smt. Yamuna Kachhava, Smt. Preeti Sen, Sushri Kusum Mahdel (Jabalpur), Shri Rajesh Dodke, Dr. Bhagwan Bhai Patidar, Shri Kashiram Yadav and Shri Mahendra Katiyar. A souvenir will be released and an exhibition will also be organized on the occasion. More than one lakh people from five districts of Sagar division are expected to participate in the Mahakumbh. Trainees of training institutes run by the department and the beneficiaries of various schemes will also be present. Successful candidates who are selected on various posts after the free training will be honoured. Four trainees have been selected as Deputy Collectors from state level Employment and Training Centre, 16 patwaris through 19 PSC and 8 others have been selected on government posts in year 2017-18. An expenditure of Rs.110 crore 98 lakh has been made to help the youth in establishing their own employment under Chief Minister’s Backward Class Self-employment Scheme in year 2017-18. Information about various schemes of the department will also be given at the Kumbh.



aa Happiness comes from work undertaken with happiness - Swami Sukhbodhanand
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 May 2018

The Ved Scholar and Prominent Spiritual Guru Swami Sukhbodhanand said that happiness does not come from the work undertaken for happiness but it comes from the work undertaken with happiness. It is must to get rid from the mechanized life and from the reactive propensity. He mentioned that problems and difficulties seen with the positive approach make them lessons. Swami Sukhbodhanand expressed his views in “Anand Vyakhyan’ organized by the State Anand Sansthan under the Anand Department at Academy of Administration here today. Happiness is inner condition of heart Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in his address said that positive thinking produces positive energy. He mentioned that all the philosophies show path to derive happiness. Communism and capitalism had also shown path to gain happiness, but it did not prove right over the time. Shri Chouhan further stated that it happens by not understanding the difference between happiness and comfort. Happiness is the inner condition of the heart, whereas comfort comes from the outer conditions. Shri Chouhan mentioned that happiness does not come from creating only infrastructures. Leading a meaningful life is important. Economically well off people also lead sorrowful life and underprivileged people lead a happy life. Therefore, we will have to learn the art to change the mindset positive. Happiness is in each moment Swami Sukhbodhanand elaborated on the characteristics of happiness and its existence in life. He said that tendency to see happiness in future and to make it a habit brings disappointment and sadness. He mentioned that present is everything. Hence, happiness exists in present. It is in the heart. God opens a new door, when all the doors shut down. Every moment has life and is dynamic. Do not let past interfere present Swami Ji further said that devotion is needed to transform anger and jealousy into love. Therefore devotion is the chief element. Future is delusion. Only present is truth and happiness is prevalent in present. There is a need to sense it. Wonder is the chief element. He stated that do not let past interfere present, people should be cautious about it. The other form of happiness is energy, he added. Minister of Anand Department Shri Lalsingh Arya said that Shri Chouhan is the Chief Minister, who always undertakes innovations constantly. Anand department is an example in this connection. He informed that the activities of the department have been expanded widely in the state within a short period. It has gained praise all over the country. Additional Chief Secretary of Anand Department Shri Iqbal Singh Bains and members of Anand Clubs were present on the occasion.



aa M.P. Conferred with National Film Award for ‘Most Film Friendly State’
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 May 2018

Madhya Pradesh has been awarded with the National Film Award for the ‘Most Film Friendly State’ today. The award was given by the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Irani to Madhya Pradesh’s Tourism & Culture Minister of State Shri Surendra Patwa at the National Film Award function organised at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today. Award carries a trophy and a citation letter. Union Minister of State for I&B Shri Rajyavardhan Rathore and Principal Secretary Tourism of Madhya Pradesh Shri Hariranjan Rao were also present on the occasion. The state was selected for the most film friendly state award 2017 by the jury chaired by the filmmaker Shri Ramesh Sippy. The jury included renowned filmmakers Shri Nagraj Manjule, Shri Rajakrishna Menon, Shri Vivek Agnihotri and Shri Uday Singh, the Managing Director of Motion Picture Distributors Association. Keeping in view the efforts made by Madhya Pradesh to ensure best facilities for making films in the state, the decision to confer the ‘Most Film Friendly State’ award was taken by the jury. Various kinds of facilities have been provided in Madhya Pradesh beside an informative website and other proper basic infrastructure. Initiative for proper upkeep of the concerned data base, marketing and preservation is being taken in the state. Madhya Pradesh was selected unanimously by the Jury out of the 16 states. Madhya Pradesh has also received positive feedback from renowned filmmakers, who have filmed earlier in the state. Besides making available the best basic assistance and infrastructure for film shooting, Madhya Pradesh has also prepared a very informative website and has offered several incentives for film making.



aa Ensure all necessary arrangements for farmers at procurement centers
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 May 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs and Minister in-charge of Rewa district presided over the meeting of District Planning Committee held at Rewa today. Minister for Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla was also present in the meeting. Minister Dr. Mishra has told that all the necessary arrangements must be ensured for farmers at procurement centers. Payment should be made to the farmers on time against the procured crops. Ensure proper potable water arrangements in rural and urban areas. Benefit of Pradhamantri Ujjawala Yojana must be provided to all the eligible persons and arrangement for refilling of cylinders should be made at the nearest place. Gas agencies must carry cylinders at haat-bazaars to enable beneficiaries to get the refilling there itself, he added. Moreover, Minister in-charge Dr. Mishra mentioned that water conservation works should be carried out on priority and also works to revive the water bodies should be completed. He expressed happiness over hundred percent achievement in vaccination work of children and pregnant women in Rewa district under the Mission Indradhanush. Dr. Mishra also gave directives to achieve the electrification target of rural and urban areas within the stipulated time under the Pradhanmantri Soubhagya Yojana. Furthermore, Minister Duo expressed contentment over the registration of 6 lakh 77 thousand 102 labourers in the district under the registration of labourers of unorganized sector. The District Collector has informed that the verification of the registered beneficiaries will be completed within the next 2-3 days. Member of Parliament Shri Janardan Mishra, Mayor of Rewa Sushri Mamta Gupta, Chairman of Vindhya Development Authority Shri Subhash, public representatives and senior officers were present on the occasion. Tourism Development Council’s meeting Minister in-charge Dr. Mishra took a meeting of Rewa Tourism Development Council. Deliberations in connection to development of existing tourism sites besides new tourism sites held in the meeting. Dr. Mishra has told that historical and ancient sites of Rewa district should be included in the tourism circle by undertaking restoration and beautification works to enable tourists to visit these places comfortably.



aa Media Advocacy Workshop on World Press Day in Burhanpur
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 May 2018

A one day workshop is being organized in Burhanpur on the role of media on sensitive issues related to women besides boys and girls and precautions to be taken while reporting such issues. The workshop will be held on May 3 on the occasion of World Press Day. Informing about this, the Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis said that four sessions will be held in the workshop, in which deliberations on role of media in building healthy-safe society for women and children and media, correlation and understanding between public representatives and administration will take place. A special session on knowledge about laws related to women and children will also be conducted. This workshop is being organized with cooperation of Woman and Child Development Department and Public Relations Department. Senior Video Journalist Shri Vinod Kashyap, Shri Rahul Noronha of India Today, Senior Journalist of Indore Shri Prakash Hindustani, Senior Journalist of Bhopal Shri Somdutt Shastri, Shri Ajay Bokil of Subah Savere, Senior Journalist of Deshbandhu Bhopal Sushri Rubi Sarkar, Editor of Samagam Patrika Shri Manoj Kumar and Journalists from Khandwa and Burhanpur will come face to face with each other. Member of Parliament Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and public representatives of Burhanpur will also participate in the workshop. It may be mentioned that a decision to observe the World Press Freedom Day was taken by the UNESCO and United Nations in the year 1991 with an objective to enlighten about the importance of Press Freedom.



aa Does the BJP Have Exclusive Rights on Religion, Asks Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 May 2018

Bhopal: MP Congress’ newly appointed president Kamal Nath hit back at questions of the party pedalling soft-Hindutva and asked if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had exclusive rights on the religion. Nath, who planned visits to temples in Madhya Pradesh a day after assuming office, was responding to questions on BJP’s charges of Congress’ new-found soft-Hindutva stance. "Kya ye dharma ke caretakers hain Why were no questions raised when I got a Hanuman temple, with a 101-feet statue, built years ago in Chhindwara?" asked the miffed leader, before accusing BJP of mixing religion with politics. Congress Campaign Committee in-charge Jyotiraditya Scindia, who was present at the spot, also shot back saying temples, mosques, gurdwaras were not owned by the BJP. “India has been blessed with multiple religions and maintaining communal harmony, brotherhood and unity is the duty of everyone, not just the Congress," he said Nath's itinerary on Day One in office includes visits to the Hanuman temple in Bhopal’s Lal Ghati area, lord Mahakal temple in Ujjain and the Pitambara Peeth in Datia. Furthermore, Nath had chosen Tuesday to take on the mantle of MP Congress president as it is the day of the week attributed to Lord Hanuman.



aa Vikas Yatra to be set out in State from May 15 to June 30:CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Vikas Yatras will be set out in the state from May 15 to June 30. Benefits of various schemes will be provided to beneficiaries during the Vikas yatra. Besides this, development works will also be dedicated and foundation stone will be laid. CM Shri Chouhan gave necessary directives to the senior field officers in this connection during the Samadhan Online programme held at Mantralaya today. He mentioned that development and public welfare is the main agenda of the state government. Therefore, efforts should be made at fast pace to provide benefits of various schemes to the eligible beneficiaries. He also redressed grievances of 12 applicants on the spot of various districts through Samadhan Online. CM Shri Chouhan told the officers that procurement work of gram, red lentil and mustard on support price should be completed with utmost efficiency and proficiency. Farmers should not face any problem as regard to payment. Make wide arrangement for potable water supply and make water transport arrangement in the districts, wherever it is required. Shri Chouhan informed that conventions of self-help groups will be organized on Ajivika Diwas in all the blocks on May 5 under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. Labourers to be benefitted during Vikas Yatra Shri Chouhan mentioned that Asangathit Shramik Kalyan Yojana and Social Security scheme are ambitious programme. This should be organized with cooperation of all. List of applications received from the labourers should be read in gram sabhas to be held on May 7. Cards should be provided to eligible labourers after the reading. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that benefit to the eligible labourers will be given from April 1 under the scheme. He instructed that benefits should be distributed to the labourers during the Vikas Yatra. Moreover, beneficiaries of various self-employment schemes should be benefitted by holding conventions in the month of July and August. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh has informed that a large campaign will be conducted to provide benefits to the beneficiaries of Asangathit Shramik Kalyan Yojana similar to the revenue campaign conducted in the past. CM Shri Chouhan was apprised in the programme that Shri Hemchand Kori of Hoshangabad has received the pending scholarship amount Rs. 28 thousand 600. Similarly, Smt. Uma Bai of Mandsaur has got the pending financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh for death of his husband due to drowning. The complaint of Shri Rakesh Prajapati of Indore for not receiving a cycle by his niece has been redressed by providing her the cycle. Shri Bharat Shriwas of Chhattarpur has received an amount of Rs. 2 thousand 688 towards his tendu leaf remuneration. A letter is being written to the Union Government to take action against the Deputy Manager Sushri Pallavi Agrawal of Punjab National Bank, who is responsible for depositing the amount in the bank account of the applicant. Marks sheet of 10th class of open school has been given to Shri Dariyasingh of Rajgarh. Payment of Rs. 2 lakh 37 thousand 762 has been made to Shri Anand Singh Rajput of Harda against sale of moong to Krishi Upaj Mandi-Timarni. Similiarly, Shri Ramdayal Yadav of Katni has got an amount of Rs. 31 thousand against sale of 20 quintal paddy. CM Shri Chouhan gave instructions to pay the sum of Rs. 5 thousand to Shri Shivnarayan Chouhan by imposing a penalty on the concerned police officer in connection to delay in renewal of weapon license. On the occasion, it was informed that arrangement has been made for action through superintendent of police by making changes in the weapon license renewal arrangement. There is no renewal case pending now due to this new arrangement. Moreover, it was informed that action has been taken to forfeit the security deposit of Rs. One lakh 500 of the concerned contractor and to ban him from the work for 2 years for delay in installation of permanent pump connection on the farm of Smt. Lilabai of Dindori. It was informed that temporary pump connection has been made available to her by taking action at departmental level under the maximum work limit. An amount of Rs. 4 lakh 83 thousand 735 has been paid to Shri Sampat Prajapati towards rent. Offender clerk Brijendra Singh and accountant C.P. Paroha have been punished. Action is being taken against the culprit officers to recover Rs. One lakh 14 thousand 487 for wrong assessment in the case of Kapildhara Koop Nirman of Shri Nanakraoji of Neemuch district. Delay was caused by the private ITI Kanavati in providing marks sheet to Shri Sunil Kumar of Neemuch district. An action to make the marks sheet available to the applicant and to cancel the recognition of the institute for 2 years is underway. CM Shri Chouhan presented citation letters to 10 officers, who have performed excellently under the Samadhan Ek Din Yojana. Chief Executive Officer –Seoni Smt. Suman Khatarkar, Tahsildar of Sohagpur (Shahdol) Shri Manoj Chourasia, Block Co-ordinator of Seoni Shri Sunil Kumar Pawar, Assistant Supply Officer –Bhopal Shri Rajesh Khare, Shri M.P. Shandilya, the authorized officer made by the Commissioner of Bhopal were awarded under the category ‘A’. Similarly, under the category ‘B’, Senior Agriculture Development Officer (Basoda) Vidisha Shri A.S. Kourav, Nayab Tahsildar (Sarai) Singrauli Shri Prabhas Kumar Bhargi, CEO Janpad Panchayat Pushparajgarh (Anuppur) Shri R.P. Tripath, Senior Agriculture Officer Shayampur (Sehore) Shri B.S. Dewra and Tahsildar Kumbhraj (Guna) Shri Brij Mohan Arya were awarded with citation letters.



aa Chief Minister performs Kanyadaan of adopted daughters
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 May 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has performed kanyadaan of his two adopted daughters at Vidisha today. Marriage of both the adopted daughters Rekha Lodhi, Bharti Namdev and son Kamal Singh Lodhi, who grew up in Shri Seva Sunder Ashram performed with complete ritual at Shri Badh Wale Ganesh Mandir. CM Shri Chouhan along with his wife Smt. Sadhna Singh accorded welcome to Baratis. Shri Chouhan said that the daughters are going as daughter-in-laws and on the other hand one daughter is coming as daughter-in-law. CM Shri Chouhan along with Smt. Sadhna Singh blessed newly wedded couples. Besides Sadhu Sants, Minister for Public Works department Shri Rampal Singh Rajput, Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Member of Parliament Shri Prahalad Patel, public representatives, members of social organizations, eminent citizens and officers also blessed the newly wedded couples on the occasion.



aa Solar Parks of 1500 m.w. to be established in Agar,Shajapur and Neemuch
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 May 2018

The state government has already made preparations to set up Solar Parks in Shajapur, Agar and Neemuch after the successful establishment of Rewa Solar Project, the biggest solar power project of the country. A Financial Advisory Services Agreement has been signed in this connection between the New and Renewable Energy Department and International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank today. The Principal Secretary New and Renewable Energy on behalf of the department and Regional Manager of the Asia Pacific Sushri Isabell Chatterton on behalf of the IFC signed the agreement in the presence of Minister for New and Renewable Energy Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha. The Shajapur Solar Park will have 500 M.W.capacity, whereas Agar and Neemuch Solar Parks will have 550 and 450 M.W. capacity. The Rewa Solar project of Madhya Pradesh, one of the biggest solar power projects of the World has been presented by the Union Government as the model before other states. The project has also been awarded with the World Bank President Award. Production in this project will commence from this month itself. The IFC has also contributed in 750 M.W. Rewa Project the last year. The Rewa project has been appreciated worldwide for adopting innovative and robust project structuring practices and for setting the lowest tariff record. Work to set up solar parks of 2000 M.W. capacity is under progress in the state to achieve the target of 100 G.W. capacity till 2022 of the Prime Minister under the Paris agreement. For the 1500 M.W. solar park, 89 percent land has been procured. Loan has been received from the World Bank for infrastructure development. Moreover, consent has been given by the Power Distribution Companies of Madhya Pradesh and Indian Railways for purchase of power. Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Shri Vijendra Singh Sisodiya, Principal Secretary Energy Shri I.C.P. Keshri, Managing Director of Power Transmission Company Shri Sanjay Shukla, Managing Director of Madhya Kshetra Power Distribution Company Shri Sanjay Goyal and Senior Officers of the department were also present on the occasion. Officers of Sri Lanka and IFC were also participated in the programme.



aa Improving health of girls also must besides protecting them
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 April 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has told teachers to pay more attention to the subjects of the choice of girl students and encourage them. She said that she was happy to know that children from poor families are also participating in competitive examinations and performing well. Education of girls plays an important role to give new direction to developing the society and the country. The Governor was addressing prize distribution ceremony at the Sarojini Naidu Girls Higher Secondary School. Smt. Patel said that it is not sufficient to save girls, it is important to pay more attention to their health also. For this health camps should be organised and complete health check-ups should be conducted in schools. The Governor said that efforts should also be made to increase the non academic knowledge of girls by organizing cultural and other programmes and activities along with academics. In addition, they should be taken on visits to tourist spots and historical places of the state. The girls should be encouraged to conduct programmes organized in schools so that it boosts their morale and they learn something new. School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that girls are the future of our country. The progress and social development of the state and the country rests on their shoulders. Some of them will serve the society and the country as doctors and engineers. He said that in future books will be presented to guests to welcome them. A new shed will be constructed in the school premises from the new session. Children should say ‘Jai-Hind’ to register their presence in class so that they developed feeling of patriotism in them. Minister of State for School Education, Shri Deepak Joshi said that the Chief Minister has introduced several schemes for meritorious girl students. Now the girls having 70 percent marks will be given laptop. The Governor released the souvenir of the school on this occasion. Secretary, School Education Shri Ashok Bhargav proposed the vote of thanks.



aa Mahabhiyan for water conservation and promotion with public support: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the ground water level is constantly declining. In order to prevent this, a mahabhiyan will be started in the state with the help of mass support for water conservation. Old ponds and rivers will be deepened. Also, new ponds will be constructed with funds of Rs 500 crores. Tree plantation campaign will start from July 15 this year. Shri Chouhan called upon the entire society to join this great work. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the Jal-Sansad organized at Eintkhedi Chhap in Sehore district today. He also started the shramdan for deepening of Kolans river. He also motivated the people to offer shramdan by offering shramdan himself. Shri Chouhan said that natural resources are being blindly exploited by humans for industrialization and materialism. This has led to many natural disasters. Blind felling of trees has led to scanty and irregular rainfall. Today the environment is deteriorating, the rivers are drying up and surface water is continuously decreasing. The Earth is in the grip of drought. The temperature of the surface of the earth is constantly increasing, which will increase up to 2 degree Celsius by 2050. This will cause the glaciers to melt and the sea level will increase, causing flood and related problems. Shri Chouhan said that the whole country and the world is facing these problems. Why these problems have surfaced is a matter of concern for everyone. If we do not become alert now, then there will be a great crisis for generations to come. This land is for humans as well as for plants and animals. He said that natural resources should not be exploited. The trees absorb rain water so that the ground water level increases. The Chief Minister said that rivers are the basis of life. Human civilization has developed on the banks of rivers. Our goal is to protect the environment and preserve natural resources. The upcoming grand tree plantation campaign will commence from July 15 to August 30. He said that the work of constructing check dams, Boribandhan and construction of ponds will be started. He said that steps will be taken to stop the village water in the village itself. All voluntary organizations and people should cooperate in this campaign. He made it clear that there are hindrances whenever any big work is being carried out. Do not worry about what people will say. This work cannot be done by only the government; the support of the entire society is needed. He appealed to all to take part in this pious work. The Chief Minister lauded the shramdan started for the deepening of rivers of all 313 blocks by the Jan-Abhiyan Parishad for water conservation. Shri Chouhan said that the Narmada Seva Yatra taken out last year has increased awareness of the people towards rivers. Now people refrain from flowing contaminated water in rivers. Visarjan-kund, pujan-kund, toilets and Mukti-Dham have been made on the banks of the river. Alcohol shops have also been removed from the coastal areas. More than 6 crore saplings were planted by 35 lakh people last year on July 2, on the banks of river Narmada. He also made people resolve to conserve the environment and protect the rivers. At the same time, he also offered shramdan under the scorching sun at the Kolans River. Vice president of the Jan-Abhiyan Parishad Dr. Pradeep Pandey said that from today the people's campaign for deepening of the river is being started which will continue in 313 blocks of the state for the next two months. Speaking on the occasion, Swami Shri Akhileshwaranand, Chairman of Gau-Sanvardhan Board said that Indian culture is very generous. In it, all living beings, jad-chetan is considered as consciousness. India is a vibrant consciousness in which nature has been given total respect. Life is not possible without water; hence we must protect roots, living beings and water. MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma has said that Bhopal’s upper lake gets filled from Kolans water. He also praised Jan-Abhiyan Parishad for the river deepening work. The Chief Minister lauded the Jan-Abhiyan Parishad for the pond deepening work. The Chief Minister reviewed the exhibition organized by the Jan-Abhiyan Parishad. MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Bhopal Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Vice President of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Raghavendra Gautam, District Panchayat Presdident Shri Manmohan Nagar, public representatives and a large number of people were present on the occasion.



aa Provide benefits to registered unorganized labourers soon – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued directives to officers to ensure that benefits of Unorganized Workers Welfare Scheme are given to eligible beneficiaries soon. He has said that special Gram Sabhas should be organized on May 7 2018 to give information about the scheme. Ministers, legislators, officials besides the Chief Minister himself will participate in the gram sabhas. CM Shri Chouhan was reviewing the preparations for the implementation of the Unorganized Workers Welfare Scheme here today. He said that the orders, directions and circular related to the scheme will be issued by May 2nd. Immediate implementation of the scheme should be ensured. Eligible beneficiaries should be provided benefits at the earliest. Also villagers should be informed through tom-tomming of drums so that those who have been left out for registration can register themselves during the Gram Sabha. Ward assemblies will be organized from 6.00 p.m. in the cities and gram sabhas will be organized in the villages from 5.00 p.m. May 7 in the state. The list of registered workers will be read out. In addition, the villagers will be given information about this ambitious scheme and its benefits. It was informed that registration certificates will be distributed to registered labourers from May 15 to 30, 2018. The families of these labourers will be provided benefits like maternity assistance, free education from Class I to PhD, coaching, residential pattas and financial aid for construction of houses, employment, training, help in self-employment, treatment facility, electricity on flat rate, assistance for performing last rites etc. Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav, Urban Development and housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh, Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain, Public Health Minister Shri Rustum Singh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Iqbal Singh Bains besides senior officials of various departments including Health, Energy, Labour, Urban Development and others were present.



aa Country cannot progress without welfare of labourers and backwards: President Shri Kovind
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 April 2018

The President Shri Ramnath Kovind has said that it is a reality that no country can progress without the welfare of poor, labourers and backwards, skill is needed in their work also. In the same manner, the work of tendu leaf collection is a skillful work. The tendu leaf collectors and their families accomplish this work skillfully through traditional knowledge. This work has become a medium for their livelihood and has stopped destruction of forest also. The President Shri Kovind was addressing the convention of labourers of the unorganized sector and tendu leaf collectors at the remote place Bamori of district Guna today. Shri Kovind dedicated and laid foundation of development and construction works costing Rs. 127 crore at village Bamori. He also gave an amount of Rs. One crore in the form of bonus to 10 thousand tendu leaf collectors. Addressing the programme, the President said that we can safeguard our future generation by conserving forest and good utilization of forest produce. Nobody knows forest better than tribal and forest dwellers, forest is protector and medium of their livelihood. They protect each other and hence, the responsibility for their welfare is rest with the society and the state. Mission Mode Scheme for Bamboo products Moreover, the President stated that it is a matter of pleasure that Mukhyamantri Tendupatta Sangrahak Kalyan Sahayta Yojana has been launched by the Minor Forest Produce Federation in Madhya Pradesh. Scholarship is being given by the federation under the Eklavya Chhatravratti Yojana for the education of tendu leaf collectors’ children. He further mentioned that the minimum support price scheme for 24 minor forest produce has been implemented by the Union Government so that people dependent on forest for livelihood should get reasonable price and to bring improvement in their life. This scheme will facilitate forest dwellers to get reasonable price. Moreover, the Government of India has also started Mission Mode Scheme in connection to bamboo and products made from it. Processing centers based on minor forest produce are being run by the Minor Forest Produce Federation, he added. Shri Kovind said that the unorganised sector constitute over 80 percent of the labour sector of the country, especially labourers engaged in agriculture and construction sector. There is an important need for social security of labourers of unorganized sector. A social security code is being made by the Union Government for the labourers of the unorganized sector so that they should not face any problem, if they fall sick, become handicap and when they grow old. Lauding Madhya Pradesh government, Shri Kovind said that the state government is doing work in this direction since earlier. Special attention has been paid by the state government on small and village industries in the state. As a result about 6 lakh people have got employment during the last 2 years in the state through small industrial units. He also mentioned about the improvement came in the life standard of the labourers from the welfare schemes started in the state under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Madhya Pradesh is the only state, where fees of poor children will be borne by the state government Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, while addressing the programme said that several schemes have been started by the Madhya Pradesh Government for the welfare and upliftment of poor and the benefits of the schemes are reaching needy. She congratulated CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his cabinet for the schemes being implemented for the welfare of all the sections of the society. Smt. Patel, while urging the villagers told them that education is the only medium to get rid of poverty so they must send their children for studies. Moreover, Smt. Patel said that the people who have achieved top positions in various fields; they all belong to poor and labourer families. They all have achieved the positions with their hard work. She further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh government has taken the responsibility to bear fees towards higher education of poor children belonging to general category, this kind of scheme is not in implementation in any state of the country. Smr. Patel stated that an amount of Rs. 12 thousand is being deposited by Madhya Pradesh government in the bank accounts of women labourers of the unorganized sector after the child birth. On the lines of this scheme, an amount of Rs. 6 thousand is being given by the union government in the bank accounts of pregnant women labourers. Madhya Pradesh government is working focusing poor, farmers and labourers Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the President Shri Kovind has created history first time by visiting the remote area of Guna district. He has been accompanied by the First Lady of the country. He mentioned that today is the remarkable day for Guna district. Shri Chouhan mentioned that work is being carried out for the farmers and labourers besides all the sections of the society. He said that it was the belief of Mahatma Gandhi and Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya that welfare of person, who is standing at the last line of the society, should be carried out first. The state government is working in the same direction. He stated that residential plot will be given to each poor houseless family of the state. Law has been enacted in the state in this regard. Pucca houses will be given to all the houseless families within 4 years under the Pradhanmantri Awas and Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana. Mentioning about the welfare schemes being implemented in the state, the Chief Minister said that the government has intention to transform the life of poor. Madhya Pradesh is not only the state of the country but of the world, which has implemented maximum number of schemes for the welfare of poor. Shri Chouhan said that foot wears, sarees to women and cold water bottle are being given to tendu leaf collectors. He further mentioned that fees towards the higher education of engineering, medical. I.I.T. and other courses of poor students of all the sections of the society will be borne by the state government. Shri Chouhan stated that an amount of Rs. 4 thousand is being deposited in the bank accounts of those pregnant women of labourers families, who are 6 to 9 months pregnant and Rs. 12 thousand for nutritious food after the delivery. An amount of Rs. 17 crore will be deposited this year in the bank accounts of women for this in the state. Moreover, CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that arrangement has been made to give Rs. 2 lakh to family, in case of death of a labourer under the age of 60 years and Rs. 4 lakh in case of accidental death. Wife of the President Smt. Savita Kovind, Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya, Chairman Minor Forest Produce Federation Shri Mahesh Kori, President of M.P. Asangathit Karmkaar Mandal Shri Sultan Singh Shekhawat and MLA Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodiya were also present in the convention.



aa Role of Cities’ Development is Important in Country’s Prosperity: President Shri Kovind
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 April 2018

President Shri Ramnath Kovind has said economy of cities play an important role in the prosperity of the country. Smart City project has been started by the Government of India for the planned development of cities. A total of 100 cities are being developed as Smart City under the project. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken a historic decision to develop Mini Smart Cities in the state to strengthen Smart City Project. This was said by the President Shri Kovind in the programme held to include Guna city in the Mini Smart City list. Moreover, President Shri Kovind further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is a prosperous state in the field of culture, bravery and music. It has abundance scope in the field of tourism. The state has made a remarkable progress in the field of agriculture during the last few years. The state is being honoured with Krishi Karman award constantly for better production in agriculture sector. Sentimental attachment with Madhya Pradesh The President said that the Madhya Pradesh government has been awarded for excellent work by the Union Government in the field of tourism. He mentioned that he has sentimental attachment with Madhya Pradesh. He has almost visited all the districts of the state. His elder brother resides in Guna. Shri Kovind stated that Madhya Pradesh is the birth place of Dr. Baba Sahab Bhimrao Ambedkar, the architect of the constitution. Gwalior is karmasthali of the Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Besides this, Guna is also a karmabhoomi of Late Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia. Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that 7 cities of the state are included in the Smart City Project. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided to make 12 Smart Cities in the state and Guna city has been included in this. She mentioned that it is must for the residents of the city to become part of the development to make the city smart by changing their attitude. Smt. Patel urged the citizens that people of all the sections of the society must come forward to eradicate malnutrition and serious illness like T.B. besides making their city a Smart City. She further said that all the public representatives and eminent citizens of the society must take a pledge that no children will remain malnourished. They should also adopt a malnourished child for this. Coordinated efforts should be made to eradicate T.B. No stone will be left unturned for development of Guna Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the government will not left any stone unturned for the development of Guna. The city has been included in the Mini Smart City list. An amount of Rs. 282 crore will be spent by the government towards planned development to make Guna a smart city. He further said that works like better infrastructure development, restoration of historical places, greenery development, sanitation, environment conservation, urban development and livelihood will be undertaken under the Smart City Project. Shri Chouhan mentioned that strict laws have also been enacted by the state government in order to provide security to the girls. He stated that fees towards education of girls and boys will also be borne by the state government. CM Shri Chouhan further stated that water shortage has emerged due to less rainfall in the state. There is need to give special attention to save water and water conservation works. Moreover, plantation should be carried out in large number in the state with the participation of all. In the beginning, Former Chief Justice Shri R.C. Lahoti said that the first time after the independence, any President has visited Guna. It is a matter of pleasure. Mini Smart City will pave away for development of Guna. President Nagar Palika Shri Rajendra Singh Saluja delivered a welcome speech. Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya and MLA Shri Pannalal Shakya were also present on the occasion. Invites Guna’s residents to Rashtrapati Bhavan President Shri Kovind said that Rashtrapati Bhavan is a heritage of the nation. If any resident of the city comes to Delhi, he/she should come to see Rashtrapati Bhavan. He further stated that every citizen of the country has right to see the heritage of the nation. He invited all on his behalf to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan



aa Governor Extends best wishes on Buddha Purinma
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 April 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has extended best wishes to the people of the state on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. Smt. Patel has said that Bhagwan Buddha has given a message to the people to follow righteous path and to distant themselves from violence, anger, jealousy and ignorance. The Governor has prayed for the development of the state as well as happiness and prosperity of the people on this occasion.



aa Pay farmers on time, new procurement centres be opened as per need
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed that new procurement centres should be opened in new districts as per requirement. Payments should be made to the farmers on time. Procurement work should be continuously monitored. Farmer-friendly approach should be taken during the procurement. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was reviewing the procurement of wheat, gram, lentil and mustard in the state through video conferencing here today. Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were also present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the farmers should get SMS on time and procurement should be ensured at the purchase centre. Transport after procurement should not be delayed. It should be ensured that farmers get payment on the third day of purchase. If for some reason the farmers cannot come on the day after the SMS notification, the SMS should be re-sent. Purchase, transportation and payments to the farmer should be continuously monitored. Adequate resources and equipments should be ensured at the purchase centres. It should be ensured that the cut is equal to the weight of the sack. Besides arrangement of shade and drinking water at the procurement centres should be also ensured. An administrative officer should be depute at the procurement centres. The wage rates in the mandis should be increased as per requirement. In the procurement centres where there are no NAFED surveyors, FAQ quality should be procured by forming a committee of agriculture, food and cooperatives departments. Relief should not be denied to the hail and drought affected farmers. The transport of procured foodgrain should not be delayed. Power-run trading machines should be installed at the mandis as per need. Minister in charge to monitor procurement daily The Chief Minister said that the collector should review payment status daily along with the procurement work. The minister in charge will also monitor daily procurement work. Report of purchase, transportation, payment and cash should be taken daily. He said that the incentive amount for the year 2016-17 has been deposited in the accounts of most of the farmers under the Mukhya Mantri Krishi Samriddhi Yojana. Incentive amount of Rs. 265 per quintal wheat for the year 2017-18 and the rate of Rs. 100 per quintal in gram, lentil and mustard will be deposited in the accounts of farmers on June 10th. Decentralized system of SMS for farmers It was told that a decentralized system to send SMS to farmers for procurement has been arranged. The measurement system in purchase centres has been strengthened. So far 45 lakh metric tonne wheat has been procured in the state. Farmers selling wheat, gram, lentil, mustard at mandis will also be given incentive amount under Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana. These farmers have been registered. Senior officials of the related department were also present during the meeting.



aa Work together to build children’s future:Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 April 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, on the occasion of concluding programme of 5 day Summer Science Festival held for the children of Rajbhavan employees said that these kinds of competitions and programmes give an opportunity to refine talents of children and to develop a sentiment to safeguard nation besides emotions towards the country. While urging for cooperation to make Madhya Pradesh a T.B. free state, first in the country, she said that all the citizens should adopt at least one child suffering from T.B. She further mentioned that we all have to work together to ensure bright future of all the children of the state. Governor Smt. Patel distributed prizes to the winner students of the competition. The Festival was organized with cooperation of the Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology and Jawahar Bal Bhavan at Rajbhavan from April 23 to 27. Telescopes were gifted all the children by the council. Moreover, the Governor stated that there is a need to conduct awareness campaign to make people of our country healthy like citizens of developed countries like China and Japan. She mentioned that arrangement will be made for the children of Rajbhavan employees to inspect jail, so that the children should restrain themselves from doing anything wrong by watching the punishment, food and life of prisoners. Director General of the Council Shri Naveen Chandra has said that in future math subject will also be included in this kind of programme. Director of Jawahar Bal Bhavan Shri R.K. Arya mentioned that this type of programmes are must to connect children with their parents and to remove feeling of loneliness in this era of social media. This type of programmes also encourages creative and literary talents of children. Principal Secretary to Governor Dr. M. Mohanrao, Dr. R.K. Garg of the Council and other office bearers were present on the occasion.



aa Textile from Madhya Pradesh should be included in export unit
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 April 2018

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cottage and Rural Industries, Ayush Shri Jalam Singh Patel has urged the Centre to include the products manufactured in Chanderi and Maheshwar in state in the export unit. Representing the state at the inter-state meeting organized by the Textile Ministry in New Delhi, Shri Patel presented a detailed report on the handloom and handicrafts industry in state. State Minister Shri Patel said that the Development of Exportable Products and Marketing (DEPM) scheme should be re-started. Through this scheme sample manufacturing, designer fees, technical upgradation, market study and participation in international fairs will be made possible. Shri Patel proposed to give pension to weavers and handicrafts especially national and state awardees above 60. He urged for fee concession for the youths of these families on admission in IIHT and to open IIHT Institutes in Chanderi or Maheshwar. Shri Patel said that these sections should be given the facility of health card so that they can be treated free of charge.



aa Dharamshala to be built on Rawatpura Dham: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 April 2018

The social congregation at Rawatpura Dham in the presence of Sant Shiromani Shri Ravishankar Ji Maharaj is providing all of us an opportunity to be united. People from all communities have ensured their participation in the congregation which will help remove all discrimination. This was said by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a felicitation ceremony organized at Rawatpura Dham on Wednesday night. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that such congregations have played a major role in keeping Indian culture connected. He said the whole world is a family. Through such congregations we get an inspiration of harmony and brotherhood. It also instills faith towards religion. This congregation gives the message of “Siyaram may sab jag jani”. Shri Chouhan said that the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign is being run in the state. We should all make attempts to save our girls. He said that since ages girls are being recognized as Shakti Kali. There has been a rise in the number of girls in Bhind. He said that we have to maintain devoutness of Indian culture. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan felicitated Sant Shiromani Shri Ravishankar ji Maharaj with Angavastra. Maharaj presented Shri Chouhan with a memento. Apart from Shri Chouhan’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh and his mother, former Union Minister Shri Charandas Mahant, regional MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, Bhind MLA Shri Narendra Singh Kushwaha, Datia MLA Shri Radhelal and devotees were present. Dharamshala to come up in Rawatpura The Chief Minister announced that a dharamshala will be constructed soon at Rawatpura Dham which will give an opportunity to devotees and local citizens to stay here. It will also generate faith among people towards Rawatpura Dham. CM Shri Chouhan takes stock of Kumbh Kshetra CM Shri Chouhan and his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh visited several temple premises during the social congregation on Wednesday for Devdarshan. Sant Shiromani Shri Ravishankar Ji Maharaj apprised CM Shri Chouhan with the arrangements of temple premises. He also informed him about the facilities being provided to the devotees and citizens.



aa New history for poor welfare is created in state: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that he intends to transform the life of poor of Madhya Pradesh. The state government has created a new history in the state for welfare of poor in this direction. Madhya Pradesh is not only the leading state of the country but of the world, where maximum number of schemes are being implemented for the welfare and upliftment of the poor. Shri Chouhan was addressing the convention of Tendu leaf collectors and labourers of unorganized sector in Mungwali of Ashoknagar district today. Dedicates and performs bhoomi–poojan of construction/development works costing Rs. 100 crore Shri Chouhan dedicated and performed bhoomi-poojan of construction and development works costing Rs. 100 crore on the occasion. He also performed bhoomi poojan of Mungawali Mini Smart City to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 25 crore. The Chief Minister deposited an amount of Rs. One crore 25 lakh through RTGS towards bonus in the bank accounts of tendu leaf collectors. He presented shoes, slippers, water bottles to tendu leaf collectors besides sarees and other items to female tendu leaf collectors. Shri Chouhan benefits worth Rs. 82 crore to over 66 lakh beneficiaries in the programme. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that the work of Mungawali Mini Smart City will start soon after calling the tenders. He further said that work has been started by approving announcements made earlier for Mungawali. Shri Chouhan said that his government is working for the welfare of all the sections of the society. The government is first for the welfare of distressed, poor labourers and farmers. He also remembered journalist of Mungawali Late Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi on the occasion. He mentioned that several works have been conducted for the welfare of labourers. Shoes, slippers and cold water bottles have been provided to tendu leaf pluckers and mahua flower collectors. He stated that pattas of plots will be given in the state to all the labourers. Houses will be made available to all the houseless families till 2022 under the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana. Houses for over 18 thousand houseless persons have been approved in the district under the scheme. State Government will bear higher education fee of poor students of all categories The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that fee towards higher education like engineering, medical, IIT and other courses of poor students of all the categories will be borne by the state government. Free medical treatment will be provided to all poor. Shri Chouhan said that an amount of about Rs. 17 crore will be deposited in the bank accounts of pregnant women of labourer families this year in ratio of Rs. 4 thousand during 6 to 9 month of pregnancy and Rs. 12 thousand for nutritious food after the delivery. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that an amount of Rs. 1700 crore will be deposited at the rate of Rs. 200 per quintal under the Krishak Samraddhi Yojana in the bank accounts of the farmers, who have sold wheat on the support price announced last year. He further mentioned that an amount of Rs. 265 per quintal will be deposited in the bank accounts of registered farmers for selling wheat this year on support price announced by the government. Similarly, a sum of Rs. 100 per quintal will be deposited on selling gram, mustard and red lentil. Chief Minister Lauds Women Self-Help Groups Chief Minister Shri Chouhan praised the activities being conducted by women of livelihood mission and self-help groups in the state. He said that assistance will be provided to set up poultry feed factory, by providing them training to stitch school uniforms by making federation of women self–help groups linked with the banks in order to make women self reliant. Moreover, technical assistance will be provided to the women of self-help groups to establish these businesses. Electricity at flat rate of Rs. 200 to labourers Shri Chouhan has informed that a financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakh, in case of death of a labourer under the age of 60 years and Rs. 4 lakh in case of accidental death will be provided to the family. Electricity at the flat rate of Rs. 200 will be provided to the labourer families. Moreover, an amount of Rs. 5 thousand will be given to perform final funeral rites. He told the people not to discriminate between son and daughter. He mentioned that the state government has taken responsibility of girls from their birth to marriage. Shri Chouhan said that a bill to award death penalty to convicts involved in heinous crime with girls has been passed by the government. Kanya poojan was performed in the beginning of the programme. Book focusing life of Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi released CM Shri Chouhan also released a book “Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi:Samajik Chetna ke Sarthi”. He extended best wishes to the writer of the book Shri Niraj Shukla. The book is focused on the philosophy of life of Vidhyarthi Ji. Chairman Minor Forest Produce Federation Shri Mahesh Kumar Kori, President Asangathit Karmkaar Mandal Shri Sultan Singh Shekhawat, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Baisahab Yadav, MLAs Shri Gopilal Jatav, Shri Jaikumar Singhai, Former MLA Shri Rajkumar Yadav, Tendu leaf collectors, labourers of unorganized sector in large number and citizens were present in the programme.



aa Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel participates in various programmes in Chitrakoot
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 April 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has performed pooja archana after having darshan of Kamtanath Ji in Chitrakoot Dham of Satna district today. She reached Ramnath Ashram being run for the children of scheduled tribe community. She told the children that they are fortunate to get an opportunity to study at this religious place. The children of the hostel gave presentation of Sanskrit song and dumbles on the occasion. Smt. Patel had darshan of sacred Mandakini river on Bharat Ghat. She also gathered information about maintaining purity and sacredness of Maa Mandakini. It was informed that the project of Mini Smart City and DPR have been prepared for beautification of ghats of the river. Governor Smt. Patel also inspected various wards of Chitrakoot Nagar Panchayat during the visit. Pays Floral Tribute to Rashtra Rishi Nanaji Deshmukh Governor Smt. Patel visited Siyaram Kuti and paid floral tribute to Rashtra Rishi Nanaji Deshmukh. She dedicated Women Facility Center building costing Rs. 62 lakh at Mahatma Gandhi Gramoday Vishvidhyalaya. She also inspected exhibition organised on various courses of the university and Deendayal Upadhayaya Koushal Kendra. She gathered information on lemon juice and biscuits made by the students and saw art works prepared by them. Holds meeting of Gramoday University Management Governor Smt. Patel also held meeting of Managerial Board of the university. During her visit to Chitrakoot, she saw art works etc. focusing character of Maryada Purush Shriram described in Ramayan and Ramdarshan’s Navgrah besides 27 nakshatras. She also met girl students of Surendrapal Gramoday Vidhyalaya. Principal Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu, Vice Chancellor of University Prof. Nareshchandra Gautam, Secretary of Nanaji Research institute Shri Abhay Mahajan were present on the occasion.



aa Overall development is Collective Responsibility-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed an amount of Rs. 2 crore 72 lakh through e-transfer in the bank accounts of tendu leaf collectors at the programme of Minor Forest Produce Federation held at village Chakaldi of Sehore district today. On this occasion, he begun footwear distribution scheme in the entire district by helping Smt. Ramibai of village Khajuri and Smt. Kevlibai of Baniyagaon in wearing footwear and distributed sarees to them. It may be mentioned that there are 15 tendu leaf collection societies comprising of over 48 thousand collectors in the district. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that overall development is only possible, when all the people discharge their duties under the collective responsibility. Everyone has right over natural resources. The government is helping people for progress, who are left behind in taking benefit of this. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that the government has started work for registration of labourers of unorganized sector at campaign level. Farmers holding 2.5 acre land have also been considered as unorganized labourer. All the eligible persons will get benefits of all the schemes after the registration. Shri Chouhan stated that now an amount of Rs. 4 thousand will be deposited in the bank account of woman of labourer families between 6 to 9 months of their pregnancy. Moreover, a sum of Rs. 12 thousand will be deposited after the delivery to enable them to take care of their health. He informed that an annual expenditure of Rs. 1600 crore is estimated on this scheme. Shri Chouhan appealed that they should go to the government hospitals for deliveries and get the mother and child vaccinated necessarily. Emphasizing on strengthening of self-help groups, Shri Chouhan said that female members of self-help groups could give remarkable contribution to increase family income. All the possible efforts are being made by the government for strengthening of self-help groups. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that pucca houses will be made available to all the eligible houseless persons within the next 4 years. The state government is paying special attention to fulfill all basic needs like land, water, electricity etc. towards houses for poor families. he said that work to provide electricity at the flat rate to the labourers has been started from April 1. Before this, Shri Chouhan dedicated I.T.I building built at a cost of Rs. 4 crore, primary health center costing Rs. 95 lakh and rural sports ground worth Rs. 80 lakh. President of Silai Kala Mandal Shri Sunil Maheshwari, Administrator of APEX Bank Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Chairman Forest Development Corporation Shri Guru Prasad Sharma, Chairman Warehousing Corporation Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Chairman Minor Forest Produce Federation Shri Mahesh Kori and Vice Chairman Shri Ramnarayan Sahu were present on the occasion.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra seeks blessings of Daddaji
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 April 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra met and sought blessings of Grahastha Sant Dev Prabhakar Shastri Daddaji at Daddaji Ashram situated in Dham Gram Kuda Ghanshyam Bagh during his stay at Katni district here today. Dr. Mishra sought permission for the Parthiv Shivling Nirman Anushthan in Datia in the coming month of Shravan under the guidance of Daddaji. A Yagya will be performed in Datia from August 14 to 20. A day earlier women will take out a kalash yatra on August 13 in which Daddaji himself will be present to give his blessings. PR Minister Dr. Mishra told that citizens in a large number from Datia will take part in the Parthiv Shivling Nirman Yagya.



aa Work being carried out by tribal women is symbol of women empowerment: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated pellet feed plant in village Kiratpur of Kesla block of Hoshangabad district today. Shri Chouhan told that a remarkable work of poultry farming is being carried out by tribal women groups in Kesla, Sukhtawa and Bhoura. These women of groups have shown how to win by fighting poverty. There was lack of roads, electricity and water earlier. Today, we have laid road network at every place. People of the state are getting 24 hours electricity now. Shri Chouhan said that the state government has expanded the irrigation capacity from 7 lakh 50 thousand hectare to 40 lakh hectare. He mentioned that “Gharibi Mitao, Gharibon ko Upar Lao” (Poverty eradication and progress of poor) is the priority of the government. He stated that the government is making resources available to persons, who do not possess resources. Nobody will remain without house now. A campaign to provide pattas is being conducted. Houses will be provided to all the eligible poor during the next 4 years. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that work for registration of labourers of the unorganized sector has been carried out. Labourers will be benefitted with several government schemes after the registration. Fee for education of labourers’ children from class 1 to PhD. will be borne by the government. Free medical treatment will be provided to the labourers. An amount of Rs. 2 lakh will be given to the family, in case of death of labourer. Moreover, in case of accidental death of labourer then a sum of Rs. 4 lakh will be given. In addition to this, a sum of Rs. 5 thousand will be given to perform final funeral rites. The Chief Minister said that we will improve standard of living of the people living below the poverty line. He mentioned that Kesla, Bhoura and Sukhtawa are model for people because tribal women of this area are symbol of women empowerment and poverty alleviation. Chief Minister assured that income of women of this place will be increased; arrangements will be made to provide them market. Along with this, every possible help will be rendered to societies, which are engaged in poultry farming activities. He further said that women are also manufacturing papad, achaar and badi (Nuggets) at other places. They too have main goal of poverty eradication and the state government will provide all assistance to remove poverty. Felicitating all the office bearers of MPW PCL, Shri Chouhan mentioned that he will gather information on chicken breeding soon from these office bearers by holding a meeting with tribal women through video conferencing. Speaker of Vidhan Sabha Dr. Sitasharan Sharma has said that chicken breeding has become a medium of employment and economic progress in this area. All the tribal families are moving on the path of economic progress. MLAs Shri Sartaj Singh, Shri Vijaypal Singh, Shri Thakur Das Nagvanshi, Member of State Antodaya Committee Shri Harishankar Jaiswal, President of Itarsi Municipality Smt. Sudha Agrawal, President of MPW PCL Smt. Saroj Bai, CEO of MPW PCL Dr. Hare Krishna Deka, Global Head Rabobank Netherland Shri Piyet Vim, India Head Rabobank Shri Arindam Dutta, Board of Trustee NSPDT Shri Avinash Paranjape, Dr. Prayag Dutta Joyal of Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary University, President of Kesla Poultry Society Smt. Kunti Bai Dhurve, Public Representatives and members of poultry farming society were present on the occasion.



aa Governor urges for public cooperation to make Bhopal T.B. Free
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 April 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has given instructions to conduct a campaign to make Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, a T.B. free city first in the country on the call of the Prime Minister to make the country a T.B. free nation by 2022. Under this planned campaign, attention will be paid first on infants and women to make them free from this disease. Under the campaign, 25 infants suffering from T.B. will be explored and their parents will be informed about the treatment. Cooperation from the members of T.B. association and wealthy people will be taken to adopt at least one child. The Governor Smt. Patel was addressing the executive meeting of Madhya Pardesh T.B. association here today. She met female T.B. patients and gave fruits to them. Moreover, she advised patients to complete their treatment. This is the first occasion in the last 50 years, when any Governor went to meet the patients. The Governor Smt. Patel has urged all the citizens of Bhopal, MLAs, Former MLAs, Corporators, Former Corporators, Social and voluntary organisations to provide their every possible cooperation in this campaign. She said that we all Bhopalites should take part together in the war against T.B. There is no disease, which cannot be defeated with strong will power. She said that ghee, oil and fruits are needed for consumption by female T.B. patients and infants suffering from the disease. Hence, all the people of the society have responsibility to send these items to the patients and pay attention to ensure its consumption by the patients. The Governor mentioned that there are several prominent social activists, who want to cooperate in such a noble work like this T.B. free campaign, but they are not informed about this and nobody contact them in this connection. She has entrusted the responsibility to make this campaign successful to Dr. Manoj Verma of the T.B. hospital. Furthermore, the Governor said that several schemes are being implemented by the union and state government for women and child health. We will not yield good result from these schemes till we do not get cooperation from all the people of the society. Chairman of Madhya Pradesh T.B. Association Smt. Manjula Pandaya delivered a welcome speech. Secretary Dr. G.P. Saxena informed about the activities of the association.



aa Cent percent payment to MNREGA labourers of pending wages
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 April 2018

MGNREGA has sanctioned the first installment of Rs. 915 crore 20 lakhs against the labour budget of 20 crore mandays approved for the state of Madhya Pradesh by the Government of India in the current financial year. The amount of Rs. 270 crore has been released for payment of wages till April 20, 2018. Thus, cent percent amount of the pending wages has been released till April 20, 2018. Payment of wages after April 20 is in circulation. In the financial year 2018-19, Rs 1,000 crore has been made available for payment of material, the sanction of which has been issued to the districts. Districts have been directed to settle the payment of pending material till the end of the month.



aa PM Shri Modi visits exhibition of Gond dynasty lifestyle
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 April 2018

On the occasion of the Rashtriya Panchayati Raj Divas-2018, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today posed for a group photograph with around 250 panchayat representatives from different parts of the country and guests awarded for excellence near Motimahal in Ramnagar district of Mandla district. On this occasion, Shri Modi also observed the flag of the Gond Dynasty of Mandla with utmost respect. PM Shri Modi inspected the exhibition based on the tradition and lifestyle of Gond tribe. The exhibition depicts the female statue made of wood, Gond tribe’s utensils, attire, weapons and traditional lifestyle. The exhibition also depicts the use of dry fruits and glass-cups etc., provided by nature by the Baiga tribe. Along with this, their worship and methods of make up have also been depicted. With regard to wood art it was told that the Indian woman is identified all over the world with her saree. The objective of this wood art exhibition is to enhance the dignity of woman, protect her so that the Indian woman is identified as a progressive woman. The Pillar of the Gond Rajas’ flag mentions that 63 kings of the Gond Dynasty ruled this earth. Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister for Rural Development Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of State Shri Purushottam Singh Rupala, State’s Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav, MP Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Shri Rakesh Singh, Rajya Sabha MP Smt. Sampatiya Uike, District Panchayat President Smt. Saraswati Marawi, State Cabinet Members, MLAs and other representatives were present.



aa Rs 5993 crore worth Micro Lift Irrigation Projects approved by Narmada Control Board
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presided over the 61st meeting of Narmada Control Board today. Micro Lift Irrigation Projects worth Rs 5,993 crores were granted approval during the meeting. The approved irrigation projects include Narmada-Parvati Link Project of Rs 3,019 crore and Narmada-Kalisindh Link Project of Rs 2,974 crore. The Chief Minister reviewed the proceedings on the decisions taken in the 60th meeting of the control board. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was informed that farmers of 187 villages of Sehore district would be benefitted from the first and second phase of Narmada-Parvati Link Project. Total one lakh hectare land will be irrigated under Ashta, Shajapur and Ichhawar tehsil. Similarly, villagers from total 191 villages of three districts including 13 villages of Sehore district, 10 of Shajapur district and 168 villages of Dewas district will be benefitted from the Narmada- Kalisindh Link Project. It was informed during the meeting that the entire water supply in these Micro Lift Projects will be done through pipelines. Water will be made available for farmers at every 2.5 chak and the farmers will be able to irrigate their fields easily with sprinklers as the pressure head will be 20 metres. Energy Minister Shri Paras Chandra Jain, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Narmada Valley Development Shri Lalsingh Arya, Chairperson of Narmada Development Valley Authority Shri Rakesh Sahni, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary Narmada Valley Development Shri Rajneesh Vaish and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.



aa Enthusiasm marks first phase of immunization
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 April 2018

The first phase of immunization programme began in a festive environment in 43 districts of villages from today under Mission Indradhanush of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. The immunization campaign began in the presence of Chairperson of District Panchayat Health Committee and in the guidance of state immunization officer Dr. Santosh Shukla in Tarawali village of Berasia block in Bhopal district. Officials of World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNDP and Health Department were also present in the team. The campaign will be run in 404 marked villages of 43 districts of the state in April, May and in June from 23rd to 27th under Mission Indradhanush. Immunisation of 3300 children in the 0-2 year age group and 1200 pregnant women will be immunized.



aa Community should counsel their youth regarding career and education: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed to all the communities to make cell in connection to provide counseling to youth regarding career and education. He mentioned that there is a need to pay attention on self-employment besides education. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Rashtriya Yuvak-Yuvti Parichay Sammelan organized by the Madhya Pradesh Sahu Samaj at Ravindra Bhavan here today. Shri Chouhan expressed gratitude towards the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on behalf of the Sahu community for taking a historic decision to give death penalty to convicts involved in heinous crime against girls. He said that the country is moving ahead constantly in the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Modi. The country will completely transform and develop in the coming few years. Shri Chouhan further stated that Sahu community should conduct a campaign for de-addiction and against other social evils. Members of the community should link themselves with any of the activity for community’s welfare. Members of Sahu community felicitated the Chief Minister. Shri Chouhan also released a magazine of the community on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan accords welcome to Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Mahajan
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with the wife accorded welcome to the Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan at state hangar today. Shri Chouhan and Smt. Sadhna Singh welcomed Smt. Mahajan by presenting a bouquet. Principal Secretary Vidhan Sabha Shri A.P. Singh, Collector Shri Sudam Khade, Deputy Inspector General of Police Shri Dharmendra Chowdhary, National Vice President- Bhartiya Yuva Morcha Shri Rahul Kothari, public representatives, social activists along with senior officers of Vidhan Sabha and administration were present on the occasion.



aa Society must unite to stop crime against women: Lok Sabha Speaker
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 April 2018

Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan expressed deep concern towards crime against women. She said that people will stop trusting humanity, if such kinds of crimes would not be controlled strictly. She mentioned that beside strict provision of punishment, all the religions and communities must unite and make concrete efforts in this direction. The Lok Sabha Speaker was addressing the Kirar Dhakad Yuvak-Yuvti Parichay Sammelan here today. Smt. Mahajan further stated that it is necessary for man and woman to become equally strong for the upliftment of the society. Social evils can only be eradicated by the society. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that society, which insults girls cannot make progress. Abuse against girls will not be tolerated at any level. Expressing gratitude the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to pass the ordinance for death penalty against the heinous crime, he said that effective improvement will come in the condition certainly. Shri Chouhan mentioned that his mission of life is woman empowerment. Efforts have been made in the state in order to prove girls as blessings for the society. He further said that the society must make efforts with its full potential to generate awareness to eradicate social evils from the society. It has to work with commitment and devotion to eradicate dowry system, for de-addiction and environment conservation, he added. Youth must take resolution not to take dowry: Smt. Sadhna Singh National President of Akhil Bhartiya Kirar Kshatriya Mahasabha, Smt. Sadhna Singh while welcoming the guests said that unity can make the society strong. Praising the programme, she urged youth to take resolve not to take dowry and adopt the tradition of mass marriages to save time and money. Informing about the activties of the Mahasabha, she said that meritorious students will be honoured. One month fee towards civil services coaching for aspirants will be borne by the Mahasabha. She further informed that marriages of 11 couples will be solemnised by the Mahasabha in the mass marriage function. Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Mahajan was welcomed by the Kirar Community by presenting shawl, shreephal and memento. A book ‘Hamara Samaj’ written by Smt. Sadhna Singh besides Parichay Smarika edited by Shri Pradeep Chouhan and monthly ‘Kirar Darpan’ were released on the occasion. Kanya Poojan was performed in the begining. Sushri Suhasini Joshi presented Madhya Pradesh Gaan. Martyrs were honoured posthumously. Former National Presidents of the Mahasabha were felicitated and meritorious students besides other talented persons were honoured. The programme was conducted by the President Bhopal Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra distributes first installment of Pradhanmantri Awas
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 April 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra distributed cheques of Rs. One lakh each to 276 beneficiaries as first installment to construct their own houses under the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana at Badouni of Datia district today. It may be mentioned that 276 houses have been approved in the first list in Badouni. Dr. Mishra has informed the beneficiaries that remaining amount of Rs. One lakh 50 thousand will be given to them in 2 installments shortly to construct house. Moreover, Dr. Mishra said that the government is committed to provide an opportunity to poor families to lead a respectable life. He informed that all the development works are being completed on priority in Badouni Nagar Panchayat. Office of the SDO Police has been opened here. Badouni has got water augmentation scheme costing Rs. 5 crore and research center, broadening of traffic squares and construction of road has also been undertaken. Free gas connections have also been given to women of poor families under the Ujjawala yojana.



aa “AH department issues new directives to improve welfare conditions of dairy animals”
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 April 2018

Madhya Pradesh -The Animal Husbandry Department, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh issued directives to ensure that dairies in the state end animal exploitation. The guidelines are issued to Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Dairy Federation, Managing Director, Gausamvardhan Board, Managing Director, Livestock Department and all Joint Directors of Animal Husbandry, Madhya Pradesh, with an instruction to regulate urban dairies and milk cooperatives. This is a welcome step which has come in response to “CATTLE-OUGE” the national investigative report released by the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) highlighting the cruelty to animals in dairies. Released in October 2017, FIAPO’s investigative report “CATTLE-OGUE” had revealed how most cows raised in dairies are intensively confined, leaving them unable to fulfill their most basic natural needs, such as nursing their calves, and are treated like milk-producing machines - genetically manipulated, pumped with antibiotics and hormones in order to produce more milk. While cows suffer in such set- ups, humans who drink their milk increase their chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many other ailments. The unorganised and unregulated upkeep of dairy animals undoubtedly raises a question mark on the safety of the milk that these dairies produce as well as on the sustainability of India’s global leadership of milk production. FIAPO collaborated with 40 partner NGOs and individuals across 10 of India’s largest milk producing states to reach out to 451 dairies for the investigation report. Responding to this, the Director of Animal Husbandry, Govt of Madhya Pradesh, Dr. R.K.Rokade said “ we saw that it was not just animals which are getting exploited but also the consumers of milk and dairy products. The conditions in which animals are kept are intrinsically linked to the quality and safety of the product, in this case milk. Poor conditions recorded in the investigation raise serious questions on the safety and quality of milk in the market. I have passed directions to all my officers to ensure that the keeping of cattle is strictly according to good husbandry practices. No cruelty or ill treatment of animals is to be tolerated.” Expressing her contentment, Director, Varda Mehrotra, FIAPO said, “This is a welcome initiative by the Animal Husbandry Department of Madhya Pradesh and shows their commitment towards the welfare of dairy animals. We now look to the Rural Development Department, Madhya Pradesh, to formulate rules to regulate dairies in rural areas.” Following the launch of the report, FIAPO had asked the state governments to regulate dairies in urban areas. So far apart from Madhya Pradesh, the animal husbandry departments of the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand,Haryana, Telangana and Tamil Nadu have issued orders for humane treatment of cattle. FIAPO is now asking the Urban Development departments of these states and also the government of the other states to promulgate rules under respective Municipal Acts to bring in conditions for licensing dairies in urban areas. Notes: 1. Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) is India's apex animal protection organisation. Working with 82 member organisations, over 200 supporter organisations and 1000 individual activists in 63 cities, FIAPO is the catalyst that protects the interests of animals on local and national levels - through education, research, mobilisation, training and direct action. In addition to working with the government and consumers, FIAPO also engages with corporations and institutions to influence production and bringing down and ultimately ending the consumption of animal products in commercial consumption. Through effective campaigning, we cause industry-wide tectonic shifts by setting compassionate norms, and create a significant and lasting impact on the suffering of farm animals. 2. The investigation in Madhya Pradesh covered 42 dairies with 2,746 cattle in four districts of the state, namely, Indore, Bhopal, Sagar, Vidhisha. 3. Key findings of the investigation in Madhya Pradesh were: a. Male calves are routinely sold for slaughter, or starved or abandoned on the streets. More than 36% of the dairies left their male calves as stray and more than 38% dairies sold them for slaughter. b. Calves are separated from the mother almost immediately on birth – so that the milk can be sold. This imposes tremendous psychological suffering upon the mothers, which in turn affects their lactation.. c. In order to keep the mothers lactating (which is difficult to achieve in the absence of calves), there is extensive use of a hormone called Oxytocin, which is very painful to cattle. 50% of the dairies were found to be using Oxytocin. d. There is near complete tethering on extremely short tethers which leaves the animals with no avenue to express natural behaviour. 60% dairies in Madhya Pradesh were seen to not allow the cattle to roam free without tethers during any point of the day. e. Animals in 60% dairies were on concrete floors. f. It is normal practice to milk ill and sick animals. With 57% dairies not having a regular veterinarian visiting, the ill animals were still continuously used for milking by almost 50% of the dairies. g. It emerged that as a result of extremely exploitative practices, animals were going “dry” much quicker. This is the leading cause behind India being the world’s 2nd largest beef exporter in the absence of raising any beef cattle at all. 4. Contact Animal Husbandry Department, Madhya Pradesh at :dirveterinary@mp.gov.in



aa Start-ups aim to make youths industrialists and entrepreneurs – Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 April 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that startup is an important initiative of Government of India. Its aim is to create a strong ecosystem for startups and new thoughts in the country so that the country develops economically and employment opportunities are created in a large scale. This initiative has been taken to provide an opportunity to youths to make them industrialists and entrepreneurs. She said this at the inaugural ceremony of the workshop on start-up leadership organized in Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya. The Governor released the start-up policy and newsletter of the Vishwavidylaya on the occasion. The Governor said that a start-up means providing financial assistance to youths of the country through banks which will strengthen them and they are able to create employment in India. She said that today unemployment is a major problem in the whole world. It is not possible that we can depend only on the government providing jobs to youths. For this the industry and other business organizations shall have to support the Vishwavidyalaya. She said that the industry should introduce the Vishwavidyalaya with its demands and needs so that the Vishwavidyalaya can organize such programmes and training programmes that can enable youths to be of use to industries. Focus should be on new products and unique applications also along with making jobs available for students. Minister of State for Technical Education and Skill Development (Independent Charge) Shri Deepak Joshi said that the Prime Minister does not only talk but he has taken the country to the global level. The start-up programme initiated by him for youths is of utmost utility today. There will be no dearth of funds for this work. Initially, more than Rs 10 crores will be given. Member Secretary of All India Technical Education, New Delhi Dr. A.P. Mittal said that the scheme actually means one should run after jobs instead one must have the capacity to generate jobs for others. Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Shri Sunil Kumar told that Rs one lakh grant will be given to 100 students under start-up. He said that the Vishwavidyakaya has adopted Bishankhedi village as per orders of the Governor. Chief of Tata Consultancy Shri Amitabh Tiwari and Principal Secretary Technical Education Shri Sanjay Bandhopadhyay were present on the occasion.



aa Aim of “Sabka Saath – Sabka Vikas” is to connect all sections to the mainstream
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 April 2018

Addressing the second governing body meeting of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Social Science University, Mhow Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that development is possible only by moving ahead along with all the sections of the society including Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes. The Prime Minister’s slogan of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas is the development of all sections and an effort to connect them to the mainstream. Governor Smt. Patel said that the Centre and the state governments are working towards upliftment, educational development, skill development and in the field of social justice for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Through skill development the talents of youths from the lower level is being nurtured and job opportunities are being made available to them. The Governor said that the participation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, women and children should be ensure in social justice, economic empowerment and nation building by the Vishwavidyalaya as per the vision of Bharat Ratna Dr. Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar. Camps should be organized to create awareness in these areas for women empowerment, stopping child marriage, examining health of students, cleanliness campaign and construction of toilets. Governor Smt. Patel gave directions to initiate research and projects on topics including environment, sustainable development, women empowerment, child protection etc. During the meeting detailed information was given by the Vishwavidyalaya about community leadership and sustainable development being undertaken under Chief Minister’s Community Leadership Building Programme. Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu, Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr. M. Mohan Rao, Principal Secretary Scheduled Caste Welfare Shri S.N. Mishra and other Vishwavidyalaya officials were present during the meeting. Registrar of the Vishwavidyalaya Dr. H.S. Tripathi presented the agenda.



aa Anubhuti programme to let students get the experience of villages
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government will start Anubhuti programme in which students will be taken to villages. In villages even today one learns to live together in harmony. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the Anubhuti Samvad programme at CM House today. Students who stayed in villages shared their experiences in the programme. CM Shri Chouhan said that the life in a village is amazing. In villages, people live together like a family. Indian culture and tradition is found even today in villages. Even if essential facilities reach villages, the basic, simple and natural life of villages should remain the same. Even today the entire village makes preparations for a girl’s marriage. He said that road amenities in villages of the state have been increased in the last decade. Today 95 percent villages have got connected to the pucca roads. Villages are being provided 24-hour power supply. Pure drinking water is being arranged through Nal Jal Yojana. Efforts are being made to enhance small employments in villages. The Chief Minister said that better health facilities will be made available with the help of Ayushman Bharat programme. Shri Chouhan released the folder of Anubhuti programme on the occasion. A documentary based on the experiences of the students was also screened during the programme. Shri Prafulla Akant said that the student is the power of India’s future. The country is making fast progress. Anubhuti project has made an effort so that students can contribute in development and growth of villages by experiencing Indian culture. National Coordinator of Vikasarth Vidyarthi Shri Sachin Dave enlightened on the outline of Anubhuti project. He said that the students stayed in the village from March 15 to 18 and came face to face with the village environment and experienced the essence of culture. The programme was organized so that the students could share their experiences of a simple, satisfied, selfless and quiet life of villages. Students from journalism, engineering, medical, polytechnic and humanities courses shared their experiences during the programme. They gave details of experiences of close communality, salvation and pollution free lifestyle of rural culture. Office-bearer of the Sangathan Shri Deepak Paliwal, Dr. Pragyesh Agrawal, Shri Bunty Chouhan and a large number of students were present in the programme.



aa CM Shri Chouhan takes part in mass nikah programme
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan blessed 42 newly-wed couples for a happy married life at a mass nikah programme organized at Gorakhpur village in Nasrullaganj tehsil in Sehore district on Wednesday. He said that this scheme is an example of humanity in the entire state. Enlightening on the Kalyani Remarriage Scheme the Chief Minister said that two Kalyani marriages are taking place in this progamme. As per the scheme Rs 2 lakh will be provided to both. Besides this, smart phones will also be given to the newly-wed brides. About the benefits being given in the registration of unorganized labourers the Chief Minister said that no eligible person will be deprived of registration. Jyoti’s marriage to take place through Swechhanudan Giving her wedding card to the Chief Minister, Jyoti, a young woman from Kishanpur village said that she was an orphan. At this, the Chief Minister said that, “so what, you have an uncle (mama)” He directed the Collector to arrange for Jyoti’s wedding on Mukhya Mantri Swechhanudan. Bhopal city Qazi Mohammed Amanullah Khan conducted the nikah rituals. Among those present on the occasion were Chairman of Forest Development Corporation Shri Guruprasad Sharma, District Panchayat President, Smt. Urmila Maretha, public representatives and a huge number of baratis.



aa All sections agree on holding Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha polls together
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 April 2018

A divisional level meeting of the state level committee constituted by the Madhya Pradesh government to find out the opinion of the common man and for discussion on holding Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections simultaneously was held under the chairmanship of Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister and Committee Chairman Dr. Narottam Mishra at Indore. Representatives of various sections took part in the meeting. The state level committee is organizing meetings in other divisions of the state also to know the opinions of various groups of the society on this important issue. Committee member Shri B.D. Sharma termed the suggestions acquired from various sources as important during the meeting. He said that a report based on the suggestions and opinions obtained from legal experts, thinkers, media representatives, social workers, public representatives and common man on the subject will be made. Committee coordinator and Principal Secretary Shri Ajit Kesri told that the common people and public representatives can send their opinions through email on the address psveterinary@mp.gov.in. Suggestions can be sent also in writing to the Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry room no. 340, Vallabh Bhavan, Bhopal. In the divisional meeting that concluded in Indore, MLA Shri Sudarshan Gupta, Sushri Usha Thakur, Shri Rajesh Sonkar, Shri Velsingh Bhuria, Smt. Neena Verma, Shri Nagarisingh Chouhan and other public representatives expressed their own views and suggested that it is must to hold Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections simultaneously in the interest of the nation. Similarly presidents of various students unions, representatives of Bar Association, other lawyers, media persons, farmers, traders etc also seconded the suggestion of holding the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections simultaneously. The participants said that if this takes place, a favourable environment will be created in the entire country, development will be accelerated, money, time and labour will be saved. The administrative team will be used to accelerate development works and improve law and order system. Committee members Shri Mahesh Shrivastava and Shri Shivnarayan Rupla were present during the meeting. It may be noted that Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has nominated Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister and Committee Chairman Dr. Narottam Mishra as Chairman of the state level committee. The committee was constituted in the first week of March. Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country which has pushed this discussion on such an important topic further in a systematic manner. The committee will prepare the report based on the opinions of political parties and various sections.



aa Scout-Guide are symbol of discipline and sense of service- Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 April 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said today at the 25th Scout-Guide rally and Investiture Ceremony that the success of government’s welfare schemes and programmes are assured with the support of Scout-Guide. Scout-Guide are symbols of disciple, hard work, dedication and dedication towards service. Governor Smt. Patel said that the Scout movement is the world’s biggest academic movement of youths in uniform. In this the youth are playing a creative role for world peace, brotherhood and harmony. The door to this organization is open to all sections of the society irrespective of caste discrimination. She said that it is the responsibility of Scout-Guide to imbibe Indian culture and civilization and explain their colleagues about the importance of social service. Energy Minister and State Commissioner of Scout Guide Shri Paras Jain said on the occasion that over 10 thousand Scout –Guide gave commendable contribution during the Simhastha held in state. He said that Scout-Guide are given Yoga training also which is must for health. Shri Jain urged the Governor that instead of entrusting the Scout-Guide building to Airport Authority, government should make the same amount of space for construction of Scout- Guide building. Chairperson of Women;s Commission Smt. Lata Wankhede, former MLA Shri Guttu Bhaiyya, Secretary Education Department Shri Ashok Bhargav, Commissioner Scout Shri Prakash Sisodia, Commissioner Guide Smt. Chandrakanta and State Secretary Scout Guide Shri Alok Khare were present on the occasion.



aa Distribute residential pattas to landless persons in the form of campaign: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 April 2018

More than 12 lakh mutation and property distribution cases and more than one lakh demarcation cases have been settled under a special campaign launched in the state for settlement of revenue cases. Besides this, more than 4.5 free Khasra and B-1 copies have been distributed in the state. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has congratulated the Revenue Department team for successful implementation of the campaign. CM Shri Chouhan was reviewing the Revenue Department here today. Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present during the meeting. No undisputed-mutation-property case pending in the state It was told that after declaration of Rs one lakh award on undisputed mutation-property cases pending for more than a month, no case was found pending in the entire state. CM Shri Chouhan said that the Revenue Department has done positive work in the interest of the common man. The department has accepted the goal as a challenge and given good results. The future targets fixed for the department should also be completed within the time limit. Shri Chouhan issued instructions to distribute residential pattas to the landless persons in the form of a campaign. He said that by the end of September not a single eligible person in state should remain landless. A committee presided over by the Chief Secretary should undertake the work of investigation of cases of land allotment of various government ventures. This committee will also investigate the adequacy of land allotted to the different government ventures earlier. A special campaign should be launched to remove the faults of maps and khasras. The work of transforming vangrams to rajasva grams should be undertaken on priority. Rs 2100 crore approved for drought-hail relief It was told at the meeting that this year Rs 1880 crore has been approved for drought relief and Rs 300 crore for hailstorm relief. The pending case of Bhopal city merger agreement has been settled by giving concession in postponed mutation, property distribution and Nazul NOC to 13 villages of Bhopal. The pattas of Sindhis and other displaced have been distributed. Detailed instructions of distribution of residential pattas to the landless have been given. The minimum limit of assistance fund to farmers affected by natural calamities has been increased from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000 and maximum limit has been increased from Rs 60 thousand to Rs one lakh 20 thousand. A drafting committee has been constituted for suggestions of amendment in the land-revenue code. The recruitment process of 9,300 patwaris is in progress. Formation of 43 new urban tehsils and 7 new rural tehsils has been approved. While 550 new posts of naib tehsildar have been approved, appointment orders on 270 posts have been released. Use of web-GIS has started once again after changes. Smart phones have been available to all patwaris. An integrated mobile platform will be implemented from the month of May for the entire revenue team. Tenders for Land helpline call centre have been issued. Entire Revenue Department procedure to be online It was informed that Nazul pattas will be renewed and rates will be simplified. An easy online facility will be started for payment of land-revenue, Nazul rent and premium for the common man. Farmers will be given information about land through Kisan app. Patwaris will be given laptops to work online. Naib tehsildar recruitment test for patwaris, revenue inspectors and clerks will be held after a gap of 21 years in the coming month of June. The entire procedure of Revenue Department will now be online. The department will provide ‘Kahin-bhi-Kabhi bhi” facility of making land record available to the common man. Honorarium of landless kotwars will be hiked. Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretary to the CM Shri Ashok Vernawal, Shri S.K. Mishra, Shri Hariranjan Rao, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Manish Rastogi and other senior officials were present during the meeting.



aa Journalists to get housing loan and interest grant
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to raise the cashless treatment limit of journalists under Health and Accident Group Insurance Scheme to Rs 4 lakhs. Till now the limit was Rs 2 lakhs. He also announced to increase financial aid given in case of a journalist’s death from Rs one lakh to Rs 4 lakh, aid given for camera damage to journalists from Rs 25 thousand to Rs 50 thousand and 5 percent interest grant on housing loan up to Rs 25 lakhs. Shri Chouhan was addressing the national, state-level and regional journalists’ felicitation ceremony at the CM House today. CM Shri Chouhan said that journalism is an extraordinary and challenging task. A journalist has to fulfill different responsibilities under different circumstances. The desire and struggle to give a piece of information the shape of news is not easy. The journalist plays a significant role in democracy. He is the pillar of the system and bringing shortcomings to light is the most important responsibility of a journalist. The struggle in taking out news from news is mostly not visible. Quest for news during natural calamities, communal tension or terrorist activities can be fatal. He said that journalists should continue to be alert and active in bringing truth to the fore and give the society the right direction. Madhya Pradesh respects the role of journalists in social concerns and understands their sense of service towards the society. In this connection a Shraddha Nidhi has been set up for senior journalists. Making a mention of the changing phase of journalism, he said that the contribution of journalists during independence, freedom movement and emergency is importance and unforgettable. He also spoke on the effects of modern technique on the present day journalism. He mentioned about the leading journalists of the state and country. He felicitated 30 journalists with national, state-level and regional journalism award for the year 2015 and 2016. In his welcome address Public Relations and Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra said that journalists have to be constantly active and alert. They have to face new challenges and fulfil responsibilities every day. State government respects this role of journalists. Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari proposed the vote of thanks. MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri S.K. Mishra, senior journalists, public representatives and officers were present on the occasion. Journalists felicitated National award: Manikchandra Vajpayee National Journalism Award was given to Shri Rambahadur Rai, Delhi and Shri Ramesh Patange, Mumbai. Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi National Journalism Award to Shri Ashwini Kumar, Delhi, Sushri Nalini Singh, Delhi while Vidyanivas Mishra National Journalism Award was given to Shri Abhilash Khandekar, Bhopal and Shri P. Narayanan, Kerala. In the category of journalists from national channels working in Madhya Pradesh Shri Manoj Sharma was awarded and Shri R. C. Sahu was awarded in the cameraman category from national channels working in Madhya Pradesh. State-level Award: Satyanarayan Shrivastava state-level Journalism Award was given to Shri Arun Patel and Shri Ganesh Sakalle. Journalists from State-level channels who were awarded include Shri Rakesh Agnihotri and Shri Ajay Tripathi. Mahendra Choudhury State-level Photo Journalism Award was given to Shri Sanjiv Gupta and Shri Mahesh Jha. In the Cameraman category working in state-level channels Shri Makarand Jambhorkar and Shri Ajay Pandey were awarded. Regional Journalism Award: Shri O.P. Shrivastava and Shri Anil Dube were awarded the Sharad Joshi (Bhopal) Anchalik Patrakarita Samman, Rahul Barpute (Indore Anchalik Patrakarita Samman to Shri Jaiprakash Tapadia and Shri Raman Rawal, Ratanlal Joshi (Gwalior) Anchalik Patrakarita Samman to Shri Rajendra Kumar Shrivastava and Shri Ganesh Sanwala, Jivanlal Verma Vidrohi (Jabalpur) Anchalik Patrakarita Samman to Shri Chaitanya Bhatt and Shri Yogesh Kumar, Kanhaiyyalal Vaidya (Ujjain) Patrakarita Samman to Dr. Ghanshyam Batwal and Shri Sandeep Kulshreshtra, Master Baldev Prasad (Sagar) Anchalik Patrakarita Samman to Shri Ramesh Rajput and Shri Shailendra Thakur and Banarsi Das Chaturvedi (Rewa) Anchalik Patrakarita Samman to Shri Gaya Prasad Shrivas and Shri Sanjay Kumar Payasi.



aa Chief Election Commissioner Shri O.P. Rawat in Bhopal on April 10
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 April 2018

Chief Election Commissioner of India Shri O.P. Rawat will hold meeting with the Chief Electoral Officer Smt. Saleena Singh and Electoral Registration Officers in connection to the accurance of voters list on April 10. The meeting will be held at Nirvachan Sadan, Arera Hills at 11.00 a.m. He will also hold discussions with the representatives of the recognized political parties at 12.00 noon. Shri Rawat will launch news portal website at hotel Jahanuma Palace at 4 pm. Shri Rawat is visiting Bhopal first time after holding the office of Chief Election Commissioner. He will proceed for New Delhi in the night on April 10.



aa Dividend cheque of Forest Development Corporation given to CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 April 2018

A dividend cheque of Rs 100 crores for the year 2016-17 was presented to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on behalf of Madhya Pradesh State Forest Development Corporation Limited. Chairman of the Corporation Shri Guruprasad Sharma, Deputy Chairman Shri Rammohan Singh Baghel, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, PCCF Shri Animesh Shukla, Managing Director Shri Ravi Shrivastava were present on the occasion.



aa Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board lives up to objectives
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 April 2018

Ever since Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board was constituted a year ago is constantly moving ahead to fulfil its objectives. The Tourism Board was constituted by a decision of the Tourism Cabinet at the famous tourism spot Pachmarhi. The Board was constituted mainly to push tourism activities in the state by providing facilities to investors willing to invest in tourism sector. It has also created new job avenues. While on the one hand the constitution of the Tourism Board has helped the State Tourism Corporation to focus much more on its main job that is hotel and hospitalility and infrastructure development, on the other hand the Board now has the important work of branding of Madhya Pradesh Tourism and its extensive campaign. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan is the Chairperson of the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board and the Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Tourism and the Chief Secretary are its Vice-chairpersons. Principal Secretaries of Finance, Forest, Urban Development and Environment and Culture Departments are its Directors. Principal Secretary Tourism, Managing Director is its ex-officio Member Secretary. A number of activities like planning, training, eco tourism and adventure tourism, creative and publicity activities, marketing, fairs, festivals and IT related activities are being conducted through the Tourism Promotion Unit of the Board. The Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation is conducting hotels, restaurants, boat clubs, transport fleets etc like before. The main functions of the Board include discharging all the responsibilities under Tourism Policy-2016, attracting private investors in tourism sector, investors' facilitation, providing grants and facilities to investors as per the policy and to frame new policies to attract investors, implementing and monitoring these policies, continuously increasing the Land Bank by selecting suitable land for establishment of tourism projects, drawing up action plans for development and preservation of different places of tourist attraction like archaeological sites, wildlife areas, natural caves, parks, water areas and other places to promote tourism. It is also tasked with participating in the national and international tourism events, fairs and to promote local cuisine, culture, crafts etc besides providing facilities for eco tourism. Within a year, the Board has a number of achievements to its credit. The Board registered an impressive presence at the World Travel Mart held at London and shared the information with the prospective investors at the USTOA at Florida, US, Fetor at Madrid in Spain, A.I.M.E-2018 at Melbourne in Australia through attractive presentations on MP tourism. At the A.I.M.E.-2018 Madhya Pradesh Tourism was conferred the prestigious Best Exhibitor Award. Similarly, the Board held impressive road shows and investors' meets in different cities of the country. Investment Promotion The Investment Promotion Unit (IPU) working under the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board has successfully executed a well-planned strategy as a result of which investment of about Rs.700 crore is likely to be made in tourism sector in Madhya Pradesh. In 49 districts of the state a land bank consisting of more than 849hectare government land has been set up at 144 places. Besides, more than 431 hectare land has been identified at 71 places and the process of its transferring is on. Out of the Land Bank, some land has already been allotted to 7 private groups on a premium of Rs.23 crore 25 lakh. A Heritage Property Land Bank has been set up for private investment in construction of heritage hotels. At present 8 properties are in the possession of the department. Of these, 3 properties have been given to the investors through tender process and a premium of Rs. 11 crore 64 lakh has been received against it. Ten other properties have been de-modified by the Archaeology department for this Land Bank. Jal-Jheel Mahotsav The last one year witnessed holding of the 80-day third Jal-Mahotsav at Hanuwantiya Water Sports Complex and maiden Jheel Mahotsav at Bargi (Jabalpur) and Gandhisagar Dam (Mandsaur). Moreover, Bhoj Adventure Fest-2018 was held at Bhopal, Vindhya Mahotsav at Rewa, Nimar Utsav, Mandu Utsav, and Bega Olympic at Balaghat. It may be mentioned here that 18 spots have been selected as water zones for promoting water tourism. The Board has been authorized to issue licenses for conducting water tourism activities at these places.



aa Rs 10,000 honorarium to anganwadi workers and Rs 5,000 to sahayikas
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a monthly honorarium of Rs 10 thousand to anganwadi workers and Rs 5 thousand to sahayikas. Besides this the retirement age will also be 62 years like government employees. A travelling allowance will also be given to them. The Chief Minister urged the anganwadi workers and sahayikas to ensure best management of the anganwadis and work hard to free Madhya Pradesh of malnutrition. Shri Chouhan was addressing an orientation workshop organized for anganwadi workers and sahayikas on nutrition campaign at his residence today. Anganwadi workers and sahayikas from all over the state took part in the workshop. CM Shri Chouhan called upon the anganwadi workers and sahayikas to extend support in facing the challenge of removing malnutrition from Madhya Pradesh. He assured that no anganwadi worker or sahayika will be removed without investigation. If an anganwadi sahayika applies for anganwadi worker’s post, she will be given preference. Shri Chouhan also announced the Deendayal Poshan Award. Rs one lakh will be given to anganwadi workers and Rs 75 thousand will be given to anganwadi sahayika post retirement. In case of their sudden death, their families will be provided a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh. Besides, their daughter or sister will be given preference of 10 marks during selection as worker/sahayika. Shri Chouhan said that anganwadi workers and sahayikas will be given three awards for each project for best performance. The anganwadi worker will be given first prize of Rs 7,100, second prize of Rs 5,100 and third prize of Rs 2,100. Similarly for sahayikas the first prize will be of Rs 5,100, second of Rs 2,100 and third of Rs 1,100. Shri Chouhan said that women labourers working in the unorganized sector will be given Rs 4 thousand during pregnancy and Rs 12 thousand post -delivery. The anganwadi workers will be responsible to get these women registered and get the amount deposited in their accounts. On the occasion Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has established a new record in the field of service and development in the whole country. He said that anganwadi workers fulfil many big responsibilities at the lower level. They have completed the campaign against anaemia successfully. Apart from this they have also completed the responsibility of delivering health services and other government services with dedication. These workers play a significant role in the implementation of prominent schemes at the lower level. Commissioner Women Empowerment Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat, Commissioner ICDS Shri Sandeep Yadav and a large number of anganwadi workers and sahayikas were present on the occasion.



aa Prajapati Samaj is hardworking and lover of art – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today took part in the national convention of Prajapati Samaj and honoured several personalities of the community. The Prajapati Samaj felicitated Shri Chouhan for his public welfare schemes by adorning him with the traditional safa. Shri Chouhan said that the Prajapati Kumbhakar Samaj is a hard working, honest and helpful community. Lover of art, the Prajapati Samaj has the talent of giving various art forms to soil. Hence there is no dearth of talent in their community. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Prajapati Samaj has honoured daughters and helped them move forward. Shri Chouhan said that government will bear the entire expense of the education of meritorious students. In reply to National Youth President of Prajapati Samaj Shri Manoj Prajapati demand letter, Shri Chouhan said that the demands of the Samaj will be checked. All possible steps will be taken for their upliftment. MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Chairman of Rajya Mati Kala Board Shri Ramdayal Prajapati and large number of Samaj members were also present.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra lays foundation of Vishwakarma Bhawan; Chess and Cricket Tournament inaugurated
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 April 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra laid the foundation stone of the community building of Vishwakarma Samaj in Datia. The programme was started by worshiping Lord Vishwakarma. Minister Dr. Mishra announced to fully stop charging small-time vendors for selling their products on footpaths in Datia Municipality. In addition, the five-day First Brain Master Chess Tournament Datia -2018 was inaugurated in Datia. The tournament will continue till April 12. International level players from around 20 states of the country will participate in the tournament. In the competition, the winner will be given an amount of Rs. 2 lakh 30 thousand. Dr. Narottam Mishra also inaugurated the Datia Challenger Cup Cricket Tournament-2018 in Fort Datia.



aa Ensure adequate stock of medicines in hospitals – Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 April 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has directed the Health Department to ensure adequate stock of medicines prescribed by the doctors in hospitals. Doctors should prescribe only those medicines to the poor and rural people available in hospitals. It is the responsibility of the sarpanchs and public representatives to extend full support in the immunization campaign. Laying stress on paying special attention on the health of teenage girls she said if their haemoglobin count turns out to be less during the test, then their nutrition level should be increased and proper treatment must be given. Governor Smt. Patel was addressing a gathering at the launching programme of a new vaccine PCB given to protect children from fatal diseases like pneumonia and brain fever organized by the Health Department on World Health Day today. It may be noted that the new vaccine PCB will be available at all health institutions of the state free of cost. Governor Smt. Patel said that doctors must visit villages accompanied by sarpanchs and public representatives to provide health facilities and contribute in development. She told doctors to extend support to the government in protecting children from malnutrition. She said that the purity of water and quality and nutrition value of the food distributed to children in primary schools and anganwadis should be examined. She said that all the sections should extend support in cleanliness campaign in villages, cities, schools, anganwadi and public places. She said that toilets are must for women. Eighty percent work of construction of toilets in the country has been completed. In the coming 2-3 years, construction of cent percent toilets in the country will be complete. Health Minister Shri Rustum Singh said that there should be sense of service in everyone along with doctors. All should work unitedly to make the state healthy. Attention should be paid on how to provide best health facilities to the villagers, poor and backward class. He said that there is constant improvement in health services in state and facilities in hospitals are also increasing. Principal Secretary of Health Department Smt. Gauri Singh welcomed guests at the programme. The Governor awarded organizations and sarpanchs for outstanding performance under Kayakalp programme. Commissioner Health Smt. Pallavi Jain, Director National Health Mission Shri S. Vishwanathan, UNICEF representative Shri Michael Juma and World Health Organisation representative Dr. B. P. Subramaniam were present.



aa Ensure effective treatment for cancer and heart diseases: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that effective treatment facility of serious diseases like cancer, kidney and heart ailments must be ensured. He said that the treatment of these diseases has become cheap as the cost of medicines has reduced. Hence the expenses of treatment in private hospitals should also be under control. CM Shri Chouhan was reviewing Health Department at the Mantralaya here today. The Chief Minister said that such arrangements should be made to run the Prime Minister’s National Health Protection Mission that the people of the state avail maximum benefits. For this, a study of the arrangements made in other states is also essential. Registered unorganized labourers of the state have also been included in the scheme. About 84 lakh families of the state will be covered under the Mission. CM Shri Chouhan said that he will take part in the Ayushman Bharat Divas programme to be held on April 30 and will address the people of the state. He also directed that the women of unorganized labourers’ families should not face any difficulty in availing maternity benefits. He said that public awareness towards malaria control should be increased and efforts must be made to make the state malaria-free. Also adequate arrangement for control and treatment of seasonal ailments must be made. It was told that the primary health centres of the state will be developed as health wellness centres under Ayushman Bharat Abhiyan. This year 545 centres and by year 2020 all primary health centres will be developed as health wellness centres. Screening of diabetes, hypertension, oral cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer and 12 primary health services will be available at these centres. It was told that free dialysis and cancer chemotherapy treatment will be available in all districts in the state. C.T Scan arrangement will be made available. Women health camps will be organized from April 11 in the state and a Nirogi Kaya Abhiyan will be launched in the month of June. During the review Public Health Minister Shri Rustum Singh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Public Health Smt. Gauri Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Vivek Agarwal and Commissioner Public Health Smt. Pallavi Jain Govil were present.



aa Madhya Pradesh first in implementation of Soubhagya Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 April 2018

Madhya Pradesh is first in the implementation of Soubhagya Yojana in the country. So far 12 lakh 30 thousand 360 houses have been provided power connections under the scheme. This information was given at a review meeting of the Energy Department taken by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present at the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan issued instructions at the meeting to raise the level of satisfaction of power consumers. Power companies should ensure better arrangement of its team. Skills should be enhanced at the lower level. Efforts must be made to stop power theft and increase recoveries. Approval on principle was given to the Samadhan Yojana of remaining payment of proposed electricity bills and the Saral Bill Yojana of the electricity bills of unorganized labourers at the meeting. He said that the electricity bills should be simplified and the contract workers working in power companies should be regularized. It was told at the meeting that this year 450 crore power units were supplied in state. Total 2 lakh 77 thousand pump connections have been given so far under Mukhya Mantri Sthayi Krishi Pump Yojana. Around 1.25 lakh new connections will be given by the end of December in the current year. Power connections have been provided to 12 lakh 20 thousand 360 houses against the target of 30 lakh 14 thousand 439 under Soubhagya Yojana. Cent percent target has been achieved under the scheme in four districts of the state including Neemuch, Indore, Mandsaur and Agar Malwa. Unorganized labourers will have the facility to pay electricity bill at a flat rate of Rs 200 per month under the proposed Saral Bill Yojana. Seventy percent of the surcharge and remaining principle amount under the proposed Samadhan Yojana will be waived and remaining 30 percent will be paid in four installments. Consumers who opt to pay single installment under the scheme will get the benefit of 75 percent waiver and 25 percent payment. All three power distribution companies have developed an app to facilitate consumers. Consumer centres have been strengthened and complaints are being promptly redressed. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Energy Shri I.P.C. Keshari, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Vivek Agrawal and Shri Hariranjan Rao and the Managing Directors of all three power distribution companies were present at the meeting.



aa Kamrari will become fully irrigated area: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 April 2018

Public Relations and Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra reached Kamrari village in Datia district today and inaugurated electrification work at the village Majra Tola under Har Ghar Bijli Soubhagya Yojana. Dr. Mishra gave information about distribution of Rs 54 lakh 50 thousand 796 to 715 farmers of the village under drought relief. He said that those farmers who have been deprived of this amount, they should submit essential documents to the patwari and naib tehsildar present on the spot so that they receive the relief amount on time. Dr. Mishra said that Rs 2,600 crore worth Lower Dam Project has been approved in Ashoknagar district to make the area cent percent irrigated. Through this project, 35 villages will be fully irrigated. He said that the day is not far when Kamrari becomes a fully irrigated area. The PR Minister said that incentive at the rate of Rs 200 per quintal will also be given to those farmers who had sold their wheat on support price last year. This year farmers will get wheat procurement value at the rate of Rs 2,000 per quintal. He said that the government is providing benefits to the farmers through Bhavantar and Bima Yojana besides calamities like drought, hail and frost. Farmers must come forward to avail the benefits.



aa UNICEF Media Workshop PCV available at all Districts of MP from April 7-Introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Universal Immunilization Programme
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 April 2018

Unicef in association with National Health Mission,WHO,UNDP organised a media Workshop to give information about the availability of PCV Vaccine at all district hospitals of MP under the Universal Immunization Programme .Mr.S.Vishwanathan,Mission Director Said"Every officer and Health staff of MP is responsible for effective implementation of the child immunization program,the expenses perfamily for Vaccination is the lowest in MP".
an a Question asked by the MetroMirror to Dr.Santosh Shukla,State Immunilization Officer relating to the families optional immunization from private hospitals.Dr.Shukla Said"GovtVaccination is completely reliable and least expensive.we would try to aware more families".

Painless V/S Painful Vaccination While talking to Dr.Jyotsana Shrivastava Head of Paediatrics,Gandhi Medical Collage regarding the Painless Vaccinations without side effects available at the private hospitals at very highcost,Dr.Jyotsana Said"Both the vaccines do the same work.Painless vaccination are imported,that's why they are very costly".



aa Cabinet approves Madhya Pradesh State Lawsuit Management Policy-2018
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 April 2018

Cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has given approval to the Madhya Pradesh State Lawsuit Management Policy-2018. Under the policy, state level and department level empowered committee besides district level monitoring committee will be constituted for effective management, supervision and handling of lawsuits. Grievances redressal system will be established to redress complaints of government officers/employees in each department at district and state level. Redressal of such complaints will be ensured within 8 weeks, under the system so that government officers/employees should avoid going to the court for redressal of their complaints related to service rules. In order to make available a competent and professional legal officer in departments, a regular cadre will be developed under the control and supervision of the law department. By making the appeal process simple, right to appeal has been given to the concerned collector/ district authority in the cases related to government lands and properties, in which an order or decision has been passed against the government. Necessity of separate permission of the law department for review has been abolished. Strengthening the alternate dispute redressal mechanism, provision has been made in the policy for maximum use of mediums like arbitral and arbitration to solve the disputes. A competent and effective procedure will be set up to withdraw cases by identifying minor cases and the cases which have become unproductive, so that number of pending cases could be reduced. Moreover, provisions have made for immediate and proper action against the persons, who found guilty of negligence in constant supervision of the reasons of delay in the court cases and for not presenting the stand of the government cases in effective manner. In addition to the above, several provisions are being made for effective management of court cases and to make administrative arrangements more accountable at state/department/district level. Directives will be prepared to clearly state the work and responsibilities and to strengthen the working procedure of government law officers, advocates, prosecutors and in-charge officers of the cases.



aa Start inoperative Tap-Water Schemes immediately: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 April 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed officers that potable water crisis should not emerge at any place. Make proper arrangement immediately. Inoperative tap-water schemes should be started immediately and repair of out of order handpumps should be undertaken. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the Public Health Engineering department here today. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan stated that handpumps should be installed at places, where there is a potable water problem due to non availability of water source or take other necessary measures to handle the crisis. He further said that good quality work should be undertaken at these places. Shri Chouhan mentioned that schemes should be prepared by the water corporation, keeping in account the requirements of the areas, so that water potable water could be made available to the entire village. It was informed during the meeting that 5 lakh 38 thousand handpumps are working and 15 thousand 501 tap-water schemes are functional in the state. Four thousand 899 successful water sources have been created under the Mukhyamantri Gram Nal-Jal Yojana, Keeping in view the summer season, sufficient pipes and other important material have been made available at all the places. Amendments in tender documents of Water Corporation were approved in the meeting. Seven new schemes have been approved by the water corporation. Beside this, 12 schemes have already been completed and 22 schemes are in progress to benefit 1910 villages. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development department Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Narmada Valley Development Shri Rajnish Vaish, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri R.S. Julaniya, Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Pramod Agrawal, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri S.K. Mishra and Shri Vivek Agrawal were present on the occasion



aa Chief Secretary Shri Singh reviews Law and Order in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 April 2018

The Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh has reviewed law and order in the state through video conferencing today. He gave directives to the officers to maintain law and order in their respective areas. Shri Singh said that police force will be made available in districts as per the requirement. In addition to this, assistance of army could be taken, if needed. Take immediate action to maintain law and order. He further gave instructions to be alert towards activities being carried out on social media and to hold constant dialogues with all the sections of the society. In-charge and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Additional Director General of Police Shri Rajeev Tandon, Divisional Commissioners, Inspectors General of Police, District Collectors and Superintendents of Police were present in the video conference.



aa Makhanlal Chaturvedi memorial lecture on April 4, discussion on 'Kashmir: Problems and Solutions
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 April 2018

Bhopal, 02 April. A special lecture programme has been organised by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal on April 4, the birth anniversary of freedom fighter and poet Makhanlal Chaturvedi. Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Himachal Pradesh Prof Kuldeep Chandra Agnihotri will deliver a key note address on 'Kashmir: Problems and Solutions'. State Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Narottam Mishra will be the chief guest of the function. University Vice-Chancellor Shri Jagdish Upasane will chair the programme. The programme will be held at Samanvay Bhavan, Tatya Tope Nagar at 4 pm. Prof Kuldeep Chandra Agnihotri is an expert of national security and has studied Jammu-Kashmir issue extensively, with a number of publications on it. Prof Agnihotri has been associated with journalism too. Dignitaries and prominent people of the city have been invited in the programme.



aa National Security issue is relevant and contemporary-Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 April 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel while addressing the Media Mahotsav -2018 today, said that making subject like national security a focal issue by media is not only relevant but is contemporary. Journalists also hold responsibility towards security of India, not less than the government, administration and the security forces, as journalists are medium, who forward information to the people. Negligence while reporting issues related to national security can cause big damage; we have seen the outcome during the attack in Mumbai in 2008. We all should take lesson from the incident and should follow a strategy by preparing it. Pracharak of RSS Shri Indresh Kumar, Senior Thinker Shri K.N. Govindacharya, Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya Shri Jagdish Upasne, Vice Chancellor of M.P. Bhoj Mukt Vishwavidyalaya Prof. Ravindra Kanhere, Director of NISCAIR-CSIR Dr. Manoj Kumar Pateriya and President of Organising Committee Shri S. K. Raut were present on the occasion. The Governor Smt. Patel said that information and information and technology hold maximum importance at present. New discoveries are being made in the field of information and communication and it can be called a revolution in communication in a way. She stated that the objective of communication means and communicators is to build an enlightening, educated, aware and sensitive society. This is only possible when newscasters also possess such qualities. Media choupal has objective to give reasonable place and time to development, science, environment, culture and non political message as required by the society. Due to the internal competition among the media, sometimes some news are shown in more influential manner, which always create a fear of dispute. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Pracharak Shri Indresh Kumar said that we have kept a dream before the 126 crore public of India that we will build a new India. He said that India is in favour of unity, peace and non-violence, here there is no place for fighting. Development is the only issue in our country. Our Constitution is the world's most popular Constitution. Senior thinker Shri K.N. Govindacharya said that India is not a piece of land. India is a civilization and is an undivided country. He said that one should stop looking at India with the western outlook, it should be seen as India. Hence, media should say the truth. President of the organising committee Shri S.K. Raut proposed the vote of thanks. The welcome address was given by organiser of the programme Shri Anil Soumitra.



aa Farmers will get full reward and respect for their hard work: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 April 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan during the Kisan sabha held under the Kisan Samman Yatra in Morena district said that farmers will get full reward and respect for their hard work. He made an announcement to waive off weapons’ license renewal fee. Shri Chouhan also honoured farmers on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan stated that the state was honoured with the Krishi Karman award five times in a row due to the hard work of the farmers. How can the state prospers and happy without happiness of the farmers. He mentioned that state has 40 lakh hectare irrigation capacity at present and a target to provide irrigation facility on 80 lakh hectare area by 2025 has been set. The Chief Minister further stated that the state government has implemented several schemes to provide reasonable rates to the farmers for their produce. He informed that a state level committee has been constituted to decide the rates of the crops. Moreover, an agriculture produce export agency is being made to export agriculture produce. Shri Chouhan expressed that the farmers will be compensated for their loss by the state government. A financial relief of Rs. 30 thousand per hectare will be given to farmer in case of over 50 percent damage to crop. Farmers holding less than 2.5 acre land have also been included under the Asangathit Shramik Kalyan Yojana. The government is with the farmers for the development of Chambal region. Water of Chambal canal is being supplied to the entire Chambal region. Chambal express way is being constructed for the prosperity of chambal’s ravines. In addition to this, efforts are being made for army recruitment in Chambal region. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the Kisan Samman Yatra is being undertaken with an objective to provide full benefit to the farmers for their hard work and to make agriculture a profitable occupation. The yatra will cover all the assembly constituencies of the state and will honour farmers. Farmers will get Rs. 200 for previous year: The Chief Minister said that an amount of Rs. 200 per quintal will be deposited in the bank accounts of the registered farmers of previous year also. Information through SMS will be given to the farmers. Farmers can get bank account numbers amended, in case of any change in their bank accounts. Amount will be presented to the farmers on April 16, he added. Rs 265 to be given under Kisan Samriddhi Yojana: Shri Chouhan said that incentive of Rs 265 per quintal will be given under Kisan Samriddhi Yojana to farmers. If any farmer sells wheat on the support price in Mandi, the incentive will be given to him. Due date of short-term crop loan now is 27 April: The Chief Minister said that due date of the short-term crop loan given on zero percent interest rate by Primary Agricultural Credit Co-operative Societies in Kharif year 2017 has been increased from 28 March to 27 April. This decision has been taken keeping in the mind the interests of the farmers. He said that the youth engaged in agriculture should set up food processing industry. For this, the government will arrange loans from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 2 crore. The government will given guarantee for the loan. Fifteen percent grant will be given under the scheme and interest will be paid by the government for seven years. Union Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that people used to quote Punjab and Haryana first for wheat production before the year 2003. Today Madhya Pradesh has become number one in the country in this sector. MP Nand Kumar Chouhan addressed the function. On the occasion, district in-charge Smt Maya Singh, Health Minister Shri Rustam Singh, Minister of State for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya, Mayor Shri Ashok Argal, District Panchayat President Smt Geeta Harshana, MP Shri Bhagirath Prasad, MLA Shri Satyapal Singh Sikarwar, Shri Bharat Singh Kushwaha, Shri Subedar Singh Rajedhauda, Shri Durgalal Vijay, Shri Narendra Singh Kushwaha, Former Minister Shri Munshilal, organization secretary, Shri Shailendra Barua, state general secretary Shri BD Sharma, State Organizational Secretary Subhash Bharat, public representatives and farmers and rural people were present in large number. Kisan Samman Yatra received: Chief Minister Shri Chouhan received Kisan Samman Yatra near Morena on Agra-Mumbai National Highway. Thereafter, farmers reached at the Kisan Sammelan venue. The Yatra, started from Baldau Mandir of Mathura, reached Morena.



aa Common man should cooperate in registration of labourers: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 April 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra inaugurated a 7 day long registration campaign for the labourers of unorganised sector at Datia. On the occasion, he urged people for their cooperation to get the labourers’ registration forms filled at their respective colony, settlement and village. Shri Vikram Singh Bundela and other public representatives attended the programme. Honour to Administration and Media Representatives: Officers of the district and media personnel were honoured at Rawatpura college of Datia. Dr. Mishra stated that better implementation of public welfare and development schemes is being carried out in Datia. Crimes have been brought under control. Significant efforts are being made to develop tourism. An important initiative has been taken to increase religious tourism by establishing 4 dhams in the district. Number of devotees, who come to Maa Pitambara Mandir beside Unao Balaji, Ratangarh and Sankua is increasing constantly.



aa Houses-shops built on old pattas will be regularized : CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 April 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the shops and houses belonging to the displaced persons that are constructed on old pattas will be regularized. Old possessions also will be legalized by giving pattas. Rights of mutation, sale and property distribution will also be given. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Chaiti Chand Mahotsav which was organized at CM House today. Bhagwan Jhulelal’s birth celebration was celebrated with traditional fervour. CM Shri Chouhan extended greetings for Chaiti Chand festival to the Sindhi Samaj invitees. CM Shri Chouhan’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh was also present. CM Shri Chouhan said that the ban on land mutation, property distribution and sale imposed in 13 villages of Bhopal has been withdrawn. The notices given to 8 villages have also been withdrawn. They have been given right to use land. He said that Sindhi culture is the focal point of Indian culture. The civilization developed on the Sindhu river 1000 years ago is Hindu civilization. When the modern advanced progressive country was in its initial phase of civilization, at that time the Vedas were being created. He said that Sindhu culture has given new heights to human race. It has given great saints. Its contribution to the development and prosperity of the county is unmatchable. Work on Sindhi literature and language conservation will be undertaken. Shri Chouhan said that Sindhi is a courageous and hard working community. The community has faced the pain and sorrow of displacement during partition of India. But now they will not have to face any pain or difficulty. They need not go anywhere. They are being given citizenship rights. This state and country belongs to them. He told them to give their best contribution to take the country to path of progress. Bowing at Bhagwan Jhulelal’s feet, he hoped for everyone’s peace and happiness. Girls from Sindhi families from Pakistan tied Raksha Sutra to the Chief Minister. Shri Chouhan took part in the enthusiastic celebration of Chaiti Chand by Sindhi Samaj. He also took part in the group dance with the members of the community. Shri Jatin Udasi and Sushri Manjushri presented Sindhi songs in the programme. Chairman Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani, President Municipal Corporation-Bhopal Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, MLA Shri Ashok Rohani, National Working President of Sindhu Sabha Shri Ladharam Nagwani, State President of Madhya Pradesh Shri Bhagwandas Sabnani, President of Sindhi Panchayat Bhopal Shri Bhagwandev Israni, Former MLA Shri Shiva Kotwani, various Religious Heads, Sant-Mahatmas, eminent citizens and members of sindhi community of various regions were present in the programme.



aa Retirement age to become 62 in Corporations, Boards, Courts and Authorities too
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 April 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing the associations of employees and officers here today said that enhancement in retirement age from 60 to 62 years will not affect recruitment opportunities for youth in government services. After this decision, whatever posts are required will be created separately. He further mentioned that youth will be recruited on one lakh posts. No new posts will be reduced. As many as 7 lakh 50 thousand youth will be linked with the self-employment this year. Shri Chouhan also made announcement for enhancing retirement age from 60 to 62 years in corporations, boards, courts and authorities. CM Shri Chouhan stated that cooperative convention will be organised soon. A convention of contractual workers will also be called. Moreover, a convention of aaganbadis’ workers will be organised on April 8. He mentioned that he will not let anyone do any harm to the dignity and respect of employees and officers. Referring to Shiksha Mitra E- Presence, Shri Chouhan said that he will not any insulting condition come into effect. Employees should keep on discharging their duties, their honour will be protected. The Chief Minister mentioned that 31thousand teachers, assistant teachers and lecturers will be recruited. Notification will be issued in the last week of April. Thereafter more 31thousand teachers will be recruited. He said that 1800 doctors will be recruited. Besides this, recruitment of 2500 ANM, staff nurses and 14 thousand constables is underway. In addition to this, new recruitment of 8000 constables will be carried out. Sub inspectors and deputy tahsildars will be recruited on one lakh posts. Shri Chouhan further said that new posts will be created for youth after enhancing the retirement age from 60 to 62 years. This decision will not affect recruitment opportunities for youth in government services. Youth should not worry; they will get sufficient service opportunities. Moreover, the Chief Minister stated that promotions of government employees and officers are pending due to the promotion case being under consideration before the Supreme Court. Many government employees retired without promotion. The employees were not at fault. Shri Chouhan said that how to give benefit of promotion to those employees, who have already retired will be mulled. He mentioned that at the time of previous governments, struggle was made to get D.A. equal to the union government. Now this decision has been taken that the state government will increase D.A. as and when the union government increases the D.A. Shri Chouhan describing the contractual system as unjustified mentioned that it will be abolished. Members of various associations of employees and officers in large number felicitate CM Shri Chouhan at CM house. Programme was conducted by the President of Madhya Pradesh Corporations and Boards Employees Union Shri Ajay Shrivastava ‘Neelu’.



aa Governor Smt. Patel offers prayers to Maa Narmada; visits Maheshwar
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 March 2018

Governor Smt. Anandi Ben Patel today performed puja-archana of Maa Narmada at Ahilya Ghat in Maheshwar and took a boat ride around Maheshwar fort to view its beauty and carving. She visited Devi Ahilya’s Rajwada and pujan-sthal. She saw Devi Ahilya’s throne, stuff belonging to Holkar era and weapons and arms. Smt. Patel reached Anand Basera old age home in Maheshwar and met the inmates. She presented them flowers and enquired about their well being. She inspected the quality of food being cooked in the kitchen for the inmates and the beds on which they sleep. She planted a sapling of Dasahri mango in the garden of the old age home. National level players of Kakadda Government High School met the Governor. Praising the students for their achievements she presented them flowers and wished them well. Governor Smt. Patel inspected several spots in Maheshwar on Wednesday and gathered information about the intricacies of the products made in handloom industry.



aa Pucca houses to be built for all registered labourers by year 2022
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 March 2018

Speaking at the Antyodaya fair and patta distribution ceremony of Bangla Bagicha residents at Neemuch Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a state-wide campaign will be launched from April 1-14 for registration of unorganized labourers. Pucca houses will be constructed for the all labourers registered under Chief Minister’s Unorganized Labourer Welfare Scheme by year 2022. Shri Chouhan distributed 10 thousand 313 land ownership pattas, 1856 non-intrusive land ownership certificates and pattas of ownership rights to 200 residents of Bangla Bagicha. CM Shri Chouhan instructed the administrative officials all eligible labourers should get themselves registered mandatorily under the labourer registration campaign. He said that landholder labourers with less than 2.5 acre land can also get registered under the Chief Minister’s Unorganized Labourer Welfare Scheme on the condition that they are not income tax payees. He said that the labourers registered under this scheme will be benefitted under various schemes of the state government. Shri Chouhan said that he was happy with the solution to Bangla Bagicha problem. He said that the Bangla Bagicha problem of Neemuch has been going on since the British rule, the rights of Neemuch residents was justified. He said that the government has solved this issue. Now the residents are being given the land pattas of their possession, the residents are being made the real owners of the land. Shri Chouhan said that pattas will be distributed of land in their possession to all Bangla Bagicha residents. The Chief Minister said that the Centre has directed to burn and destroy doda choora. He said that the government will not allow farmers to face any financial loss. Doda choora will be purchased from farmers and the destruction process will be carried out by a committee comprising the District Collector, District Superintendent of Police and public representatives. CM Shri Chouhan said that Rs 1735 per quintal has been decided as the support price of wheat, Rs 265 per quintal will be given to all farmers who sell wheat by the Madhya Pradesh government. For this it is not necessary to sell wheat on support price but registration is must. He said that Rs 200 per quintal will be given to those farmers also who sold their wheat on support price last year. This amount will be deposited in the accounts of the farmers by April 16. The Chief Minister told that purchase of gram, masoor, mustard will continue from April 10 to May 31. He told that the farmers selling gram, masoor and mustard will also be given Rs 100 per quintal apart from the support price. Development works worth Rs 212 crore 72 lakhs dedicated to Neemuch CM Shri Chouhan laid the foundation and dedicated 18 development and construction works worth Rs 212 crore 72 lakhs at the Antyodaya fair. He also dedicated the scheme for providing free power connection to cent percent houses belonging to poor families under Soubhagya Yojana in Neemuch. Praising the Jyoti campaign being run by Neemuch Police Shri Chouhan distributed certificates to the newly recruited constables. Shri Chouhan also released a book based on success stories. Among those present on the occasion include Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh, MP Shri Sudhir Gupta, MLA Shri Kailash Chawla, Shri Omprakash Sakhlecha, Shri Dilip Singh Parihar, Shri Yashpal Singh Sisodia, District Panchayat President Smt. Avantika Jat, Nagar Palika president Shri Rakesh Jain, District Cooperative Bank President Shri Madanlal Rathore, people’s representatives and large number of local people.



aa Development roadmap of Madhya Pradesh for next five years ready
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh has witnessed well-planned development in the last one decade. He said that a roadmap for the next five years has been prepared to give pace to the development of the state. Rs 83 thousand crore will be spent on urban development. Shri Chouhan was addressing the India Today ‘State of the States Conclave’ organized by a magazine group here today. The Chief Minister released the ‘State of the States’ report. The magazine group has evaluated the performance of the districts on the basis of education, health, infrastructure, water and cleanliness, agriculture, industry, provision of services, system and accomplishment and progress of law and order system and best arrangements. In the education sector, Gwalior has been declared the best district and progressive district. In the health sector, Raisen has been declared the best district and Guna as progressive and in the infrastructure sector Bhopal has been declared as best district and Mandla as progressive district. Similarly in water and cleanliness sector, Indore has been declared the best and Satna as progressive district. In industry sector Katni is best district and Shahdol district has been declared progressive district. In service sector Bhopal has been declared the best and Anuppur progressive district. Indore has been declared the best in accomplishment while Harda is progressive, similarly Sheopur best and Khandwa progressive in law and order system. In all these areas, Indore has been declared overall best and Rewa overall progressive district. The Chief Minister honoured the district presidents and representatives of these districts and praised them for their good work. The Chief Minister said that the initiative to evaluate the performance of the district in the development sector and honouring them is commendable. This boosts the will power of the officials. He said that the journey of development of Madhya Pradesh has started with improvement in the basic infrastructure, today there are strong infrastructure in important areas like road, power and water. The agriculture sector has witnessed remarkable progress. One decade ago, the irrigation capacity was only 7.5 lakh hectare which is 40 lakh hectares now. In the next five years it will be 80 lakh hectares. The Chief Minister said that a state with agriculture-based economy cannot prosper without the progress of farmers. He said that it is a challenging task to reduce the cost of cultivation and fetching a fair price for their produce. This work has been done by the state government. Wheat purchase in Kisan Samriddhi Yojana is now Rs 2,000 per quintal. As many as 3,000 food processing units are to be established under Kisan Yuva Udyami Yojana. He said that the Basmati producing farmer’ fight will continue till it gets the GI tag. Centre is with the farmers of Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan said that the poor have equal rights over the state’s resources. The country’s biggest social security scheme has been introduced for the unorganized sector labourers. Children of labourers will not have to pay fees from Class I to PhD. Their treatment will also be free



aa Daughters are respected and worshipped in Indian culture: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today wished 1254 newly wed couples a happy married life at a mass marriage/nikah ceremony organized in Kukshi city of Dhar district. This ceremony was organized under Madhya Pradesh government’s Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Yojana . As many as 1235 Hindu pairs tied the knot amidst chanting of Vedic mantras. Besides, 19 Muslim couples tied the knot in the presence of the Qazei Saheb following Muslim rituals. Additional fund of Rs 2 lakhs each was given to disabled couples at the ceremony. As per the state government’s scheme all essential household goods besides marriage certificates were presented to the newly-weds. Extending his best wishes to the newly-weds CM Shri Chouhan said that all religions are looked upon with respect in Indian culture. Daughters are highly respected and worshipped in all religions and sections of the society. He said that there should not be any kind of discrimination between son and daughter in any of the sections. He said that ‘Beti hai to kal hai’ (daughters are our future), hence let them come into this world. Shri Chouhan said that in order to prove that daughters are a boon to a family, Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan and Mukhya Mantri Ladli Laxmi schemes are being implemented in Madhya Pradesh. Girls are being given free books and cycles so that they can study and women are being given reservation in jobs. He said that the state government has ensured all arrangements to empower women. As a result women are successfully working on significant posts in panchayats and urban bodies also besides government services. Shri Chouhan said that the state government has made adequate arrangements for the progress and security of girls and women of all sections. These arrangements have been made for women belonging to labourers’ families also. The Chief Minister lauded the police-administration for prompt action against those found guilty in a rape case sometime back in Dhamnod. He said that any kind of misbehavior with women will not be tolerated. Shri Chouhan issued instructions to take strict action against anti-social elements. CM Shri Chouhan presented marriage certificate and a symbolic cheque of additional assistance fund of Rs 2 lakh to newly-wed disabled couple Bheembai and Madhav Singh. He also announced construction works worth Rs 5 crore related to development of Kukshi city. District Minister in charge Shri Antar Singh Arya, Member of Parliament Smt. Savitri Thakur, MLA Smt. Ranjana Baghel, Shri Surendra Singh Baghel, Shri Velsingh Bhuria, Shri Kalu Singh Thakur, Nagar Palika Chairman Shri Mukam Singh Kirade, other public representatives besides senior administrative and police officials were also present at the mass marriage ceremony.



aa CM Shri Chouhan extends greetings on the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings to the citizens and devotees on the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir. Shri Chouhan said that Lord Mahavir has always spread the message of non-violence and non possessiveness. He said that the thought of violence is also violence. Not helping a needy person is also violence. He said that the society can be made stress-free only by adopting values like non-violence, non-possessiveness and ‘Anekant’. He said that non-violence is not only physical or exterior, it is connected to the mental and inner life. Shri Chouhan called upon people to inculcate the values and messages of Lord Mahavir in their lives.



aa CM Shri Chouhan meets Union Agriculture Minister regarding farmers issues
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh and informed him about the situation arising out of bumper crop production in the State. The Chief Minister was accompanied by Union Ministers Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot. Shri Chouhan informed that special efforts were undertaken in the state to increase production of pulses. Consequently the state has witnessed bumper crop of pulses. This matter of joy has however become a source of problem also. Bumper harvest has caused sharp decline in market prices due to which farmers are unable to fetch appropriate rate for their produce. To overcome this situation, the state government has started the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Through this scheme the government deposits the difference between the market rate and minimum support price directly into the bank accounts of farmers. Shri Chouhan informed that the state government has spent Rs. 1700 crore under the scheme. The Union Government has not released its 50 per cent share of the scheme. Under this situation, the state government has recently decided to procure gram, lentils and mustard at minimum support price under the Price Support Scheme so that the farmers get fair price for their produce. Shri Chouhan requested the Union Agriculture Minister that gram, lentils and mustard be procured at minimum support price from the 10th April to 31st May 2018 through NAFED. He also requested that the credit limit of NAFED be increased from Rs 19 thousand crores. Shri Chouhan also urged for appointment of surveyors by the central government at 257 agriculture mandis in the state. In view of bumper harvest, Shri Chouhan also urged the Union Minister to raise the cap of 25 quintal per day sale limit per farmer. He also appealed for immediate payment of 90 per cent of procured crops. Shri Chouhan also requested that the existing limit of ware housing in godowns be increased from 30 km. to 80 km. for gram, lentils and mustard. Shri Chouhan also expressed his anguish against rejection of GI Tag to Basmati produced in Madhya Pradesh. Union Ministers Shri Tomar and Shri Gehlot also supported Shri Chouhan and told that rice produced in 13 districts of Madhya Pradesh has been known as Basmati for the last 108 years. It has its own identity in the world and in this respect ICAR has been given a complete report by the state presenting historical, factual and technical points emphasizing that rice produced in these 13 districts is in fact Basmati. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and the two Union Ministers requested the Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh to take prompt decision in this matter and do justice to the farmers of Madhya Pradesh



aa Lord Mahavir’s teachings relevant today also – PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 March 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra has greeted citizens on Mahavir Jayanti. Dr. Mishra said that Lord Mahavir’s teachings are relevant today also. PR Minister Dr. Mishra hoped for the success of the programmes organized in state on Mahavir Jayanti.



aa Governor extends greetings on Mahavir Jayanti
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 March 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has extended greetings to the people of the state on Mahavir Jayanti. In her message she said that the 24th Tirthankar Mahavir Swami was a living symbol of non-violence. His life was full of sacrifice and penance. Governor Smt. Patel said that Mahavir Swami showed the right way and guided the world through his sermons and preachings of truth, non-violence, non-possessiveness, Brahmacharya, forgiveness, soul and Karma. She said that Lord Mahavir’s message is relevant even today for world peace. Smt. Patel hoped for peace and prosperity for the state and its people on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti.



aa State to be freed of the blot of illegal colonies: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state’s colonies will be freed from the blot of illegality. The work of regularization of colonies will be started on April 7 and completed on August 15. He issued instructions to initiate the unorganized labour registration work as a campaign. Shri Chouhan was addressing a workshop related to regularization of illegal colonies at R.C.V.P Noronha Academy of Administration today. The workshop was organized by Department of Urban Development and Housing. Chairman Housing Board Shri Krishna Murari Moghe was also present during the workshop. CM Shri Chouhan presented a certificate for bagging the first position in the state in Livelihood Mission (Urban) to Minister Smt. Maya Singh. CM Shri Chouhan said that the democratic system is for the public. Rules, regulations and law are all valid only if they are for public welfare. If not, they will be changed. Government has undertaken the work of regularization after taking into account the pain of illegal colonies. Pattas have been given to the displaced and merger grievances have been resolved. Work of regularization should be carried out with enthusiasm and zeal with a view to bring happiness in the lives of the residents. No obstruction in the process of regularization will be accepted. Where there is no way, a way out will be found to make changes or additions in the rules. He stressed on the need to keep provision for arrangements of facilities of well-equipped housing under Urban Planning for the populations to come in the cities in future. He said that the government’s effort is to take “Vikas ka Prakash” to every poor person. He said that he will personally monitor regularization of illegal colonies regularly.
Registration of unorganized labour should be in the form of campaign: CM
On the biggest scheme made for unorganized labourers, CM Shri Chouhan said that this scheme is an opportunity to create new history in service. The work of registration will be undertaken from April 1 -14 in the form of a campaign. It should be ensured that the labourers should get a piece of land or house, free treatment, free education nutritious meal, employment and social security along with registration. Farmers who have less than one hectare land are also included in unorganized labour. The Chief Minister said that stern action would be taken against those who cast an evil eye on women so that an atmosphere of fear is created. He said that the encroachments of anti social elements will be razed. Also it should be kept in mind that the common man is not troubled. Shri Chouhan congratulated all urban bodies for improvement in cleanliness survey. Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh said that the process of regularizing illegal colonies has been made so that the development work of all colonies of the city can be done uniformly. This will enable regularization of 4,500 illegal colonies. Madhya Pradesh is the first state to have regularized illegal colonies through the legal process. Earlier the illegal colonies established till December 31, 2012 were regularized which has now been extended for colonies up to December 31, 2016. The contribution of the residents in growth rate has been reduced to 20 percent. The remaining amount will be borne by the concerned body. The MP and MLA Fund will be used. The residents will get facilities including water, power and sewage on service charge like in legal colonies. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh said that effective efforts have been made to regularize illegal colonies. Efforts have been made to mark basic causes for illegal colonies and find their solution. He said that these efforts will bear fruit only when all illegal colonies become legal and no illegal colony pops up. Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Vivek Agarwal said that the workshop was organised to provide information of rules and process of regularization to include the illegal colonies to the city’s mainstream. If need be, legal provisions will be simplified. There will be question-answer session, group discussion sessions and session for suggestions related to regularisation process during the workshop. He told that first the colonies will be made legal followed by other formalities. About 25 lakh urban population will be benefitted from regularisation. He told that the state is in a leading position in the running of Urban Development Scheme.



aa State advisory committee to be formed for e-waste management
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 March 2018

A state-level advisory committee of experts and representatives of academic institutions, non-government and administrative organization will be constituted for e-waste management in state. The committee will advise the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board and government on e-waste management in state from time to time. Principal Secretary and Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board Shri Anupam Rajan gave this information at a workshop on e-waste management organized by the Board at EPCO. Representatives from prominent academic institutions, banks, government departments and industries took part in the workshop. Well-known e-waste experts gave information about e-waste management and rules and Acts implemented in the state and the country. Shri Rajan said that we will have to worry about e-waste management now so that e-waste producing cities do not have to face challenges in future. He said that owing to over population, India is counted among 5 prominent e-waste producing countries in the world. About 70 percent e-waste is created from computer equipments, 12 percent from telecommunication equipments, 8 from medical equipments, about 7 percent from other electrical equipments, 75 percent from government, private sector besides prominent private companies in the country and nearly 16 percent from domestic use. Mumbai is the biggest e-waste producing city in the country. Member Secretary Shri A.A. Mishra said that Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board is the country’s first board that conducts e-waste survey. Shri Mishra gave information about the ban on polythene carry-bag in state and various rules-Acts in state and the country to the participants. If anyone is found manufacturing plastic carry bags, the information should be given to the Board immediately so that action can be taken against him. Plastic carry bags have been banned in state not packaging material. If the commodity is sealed from all sides, it does not come in the category of carry bag. If it is sealed from three sides, it will be considered violation of ban being in the category of carry bag. While former Director of Board Dr. D.D. Basu informed about e-waste related laws and rules, expert Shri Amit Jain informed about situation of e-waste management in the country, state’s e-waste recycling unit head Dr. Fazal Hussain informed about techniques available for Paryavaran Mitra e-waste management and Shri H.K. Sharma on EPR applicable on plastic manufacturers and brand owners under Plastic Waste Management Rule-2016. Director Environment proposed the vote of thanks.



aa Governor Smt. Patel visits Udaigiri caves
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 March 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today visited the ancient caves at Udaigiri in Vidisha district. Four Members of Parliament of Gujarat state also accompanied the Governor. Smt. Patel and the MPs of Gujarat visited the Shri Vishnuji Varahavtar caves and Shivji caves in particular apart from the other caves. The guide provided information about the historic background of the caves to the Governor and the MPs. A warm welcome was accorded to the Governor and the four MPs of Gujarat viz; Sushri Darshana Jardosh (Surat), Sushri Bhartiben Shiyal (Bhavnagar), Sushri Jaishreeben Patel (Mehsana) and Ranjanben Bhatt (Baroda) on their arrival at Vidisha. After their Udaigiri tour, they had a bird’s eye-view of the area from the Jungle resort up to Betwa river.



aa Rs one lakh 10 thousand crore to be spent to increase irrigation capacity: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections should be held simultaneously. For this an amendment should be made in the Constitution. This will give time to the ruling political parties to make development schemes and implement them effectively. He said that frequent elections result in waste of both money and energy. Holding elections of panchayats, urban bodies, cooperative societies, water consumer organizations and other organizations simultaneously will be considered on an experimental basis. Shri Chouhan was addressing a Business Leaders’ Summit organized by a news channel here today. The Chief Minister said that Rs one lakh 10 thousand crores will be spent to increase irrigation capacity. Irrigation capacity will be increased to 80 lakh hectare in the next five years. He said that Madhya Pradesh has witnessed remarkable development. Per capita income has increased. The growth rate has been in two figures in the last 13 years. Shri Chouhan said that 65 percent population of the state depends on agriculture. Farmers have made remarkable agriculture production. Agriculture production is no longer a problem. Now fetching fair price to the farmers is a challenge. For this better alternatives like Minimum Support Price, Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Krishi Samriddhi Yojana have been made available. He said that the Centre is considering implementation of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana in the entire country. On the Basmati rice issue the Chief Minister said that the state’s farmers are producing Basmati rice since 1908. Fifty percent of the Basmati rice being exported to Canada and America is being produced in Madhya Pradesh. He said that a few exporters and particularly Pakistan does not want the Basmati rice produced by Madhya Pradesh to acquire global identity certification. We will fight for the Basmati producing farmers will full force and will be victorious. Shri Chouhan said that by raising the partnership of the state in central taxes from 32 percent to 42 percent the revenue base of the states has strengthened. The state has received Rs one lakh crore in central taxes and other schemes. He said that the Chief Minister’s Unorganized Sector Labourer Welfare Scheme is the biggest social security scheme of the country. Labourers will be provided free treatment facility besides free education of their children from Class I to PhD. They will be given pucca houses by 2022. They will be owners of residential land. On complete ban on liquor, the Chief Minister said that this is a subject connected with social and public awareness. It can be totally abolished by making people aware of its ill effects. On law and order system he said that government is stern on anti social elements. Citizens should cooperate in teaching such anti social elements a lesson. Shri Chouhan said that decision has been taken to entrust the work of running nutritious meals manufacturing units to women self help group federations. In the next six months the federation of women self help groups will be in a position to run these units.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra gives smart phones to students
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 March 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today distributed smart phones to 500 students at Datia PG College. On this occasion, Deputy Chairman of Textbook Corporation Shri Avdhesh Naik and Datia Nagar Palika President Shri Subhash Agarwal were also present. Minister Dr. Mishra said that Madhya Pradesh government is providing smart phones to students to ensure their participation in digital India and make them high tech. Students should use these phones to acquire knowledge and improve their life. Power supply in far-flung Chunaghat village: Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated electrification work in far-flung Chunaghat village along Sindh River in Datia. Power supply has been made possible in this village under Soubhagya Yojana from 3 km distance at a cost of Rs 12 lakhs. The joy of villagers on having their village electrified is quite apparent. PR Minister talks to villagers at Raipura: Dr. Mishra visited Raipura village and spoke to the villagers. He listened to their woes and issued instructions for their redressal. The PR Minister said that Madhya Pradesh government is running unique scheme for the welfare of unorganized labourers. Apart from agricultural labourers, small and marginal farmers, domestic labourers and farmers with 2.5 acre land can get registered under this scheme



aa Governor’s Greetings on Ramnavmi
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 March 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has extended greetings on the occasion of Ramnavmi. In her message, Smt. Patel said that Lord Shree Ram maintained self-discipline in adverse conditions. By following the dignity of Vedas, he constituted a blessed state and gave teachings of morality and ethics. Smt. Patel further mentioned that the Lord Shree Rama supported justice and truth by not comprising with his own sentiments and contentment. He is called Maryada Puroshottam due to these ideals only. She has prayed for the happiness and prosperity of the people of the state on Ramnavmi.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra inaugurates health camp
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 March 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra inaugurated health camp at Datia today. The camp was organized by the businessmen and social activists of the city under the aegis of Manshapurna Hanumant Seva Samiti. Physician, cancer expert, neurosurgeon, cardiologist, nephrologist and gynecologist conducted health check up the registered patients. Dr. Mishra said that Madhya Pradesh government is committed to provide better health services. Facilities like free medicines and free medical checkups are being provided to the citizens. Medical college at Datia will be started soon. He also laid emphasis on need of wide publicity before such health camps. Minister Dr. Mishra welcomed the doctors by garlanding them in the programme. Senior blood cancer specialist Dr. Dinesh Bhurani, senior neurosurgeon of Gwalior Dr. Avinash Sharma, senior nephrologist of Gwalior Dr. Manish Gupta, cardiologist- Gwalior Dr. Ram Rawat, senior gynecologists - Gwalior Dr. Richa Sharma and Dr. Anupama Vandil of Morena conducted the health checkup during the camp.



aa CM Shri Chouhan gives citizenship certificate to 28 persons of Sindhi Samaj
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presented citizenship certificate to 28 persons belonging to the Sindhi Samaj at a programme organized at the CM House here today. These people were staying in the state since several years as displaced persons. Welcoming all the displaced persons in the programme CM Shri Chouhan said that they should reside with honour, move ahead and work for the progress of the state and the country. CM Shri Chouhan said that those persons who have acquired citizenship today, these moments are of happiness as they were waiting for this moment since years. Shri Chouhan said that this country and the city belonged to them. If citizens evolving from the civilization developed along the Sindhu river have to leave their roots for some reason and have come to our country, then this country belongs to them also and they are welcome here. The Chief Minister said that the solution for merger problem will be resolved soon. A policy has been made in this regard. He invited the Sindhi Samaj for the Cheti Chand festival to be organized at the CM House on coming April one. CM Shri Chouhan gave citizenship certificates to Geeta-Pritam Das, Kavita Bai-Bhag Singh, Murli Lal-Chamanlal Chabria, Narendra Kumar-Pitamber Das, Jaipal-Pitamber Das, Baby Bai-Sitaldas, Sitaldas-Rajhomal, Sawan Das, Hashmatmal, Tulsibai, Sawandas, Rajkumar-Rajhomal, chandrabhan-Rajhomal, Gulibai-Rajhomal, Anita Bai-Rajhomal, Chandribai- Rajhomal, Devi Bai-Brijlal, Sharmila Bai- Ramesh Lal, Mahendra Kumar-Pitamber Das, Harish Kumar Kukreja-Chandrabhan, Darpanlal-Bhagwandas, Rameshlal-Bacharam, Papibai-Ramesh Lal, Santosh Kumar-Sumermal, Mukesh Kumar-Sumerlmal, Rita Rani-Hansraj, Pavan Kumar-Sudhamchand, Shardi Bai-Pavan Kumar, Sunita Bai-Sunil Kumar and Krishna-Murlilal Chabria. MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma and Chairman Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani were present on the occasion.



aa Chief Minister Shri Chouhan Meets Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog Dr. Kumar
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog Dr. Rajeev Kumar at his office in New Delhi. During the meeting Shri Chouhan described in detail about the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana being implemented in the state for the welfare of farmers. Shri Chouhan informed that owing to the bumper harvest in the state, sharp decline has been recorded in the rates of agriculture produce. Farmers are unable to get fair price for their crops. To overcome this problem, the State Government has started Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana under which the difference amount between the market rate and minimum support price of agricultural produce is deposited directly to the bank accounts of the farmers. At present, this scheme has been started for the Kharif crops too. Shri Chouhan urged the Niti Aayog Vice Chairman that there should be an arrangement to procure grams, lentils and mustard at minimum support price also. He further informed that the State Government has taken an initiative to establish food processing industries for 3000 children of farmers to provide them an opportunity to set up their own enterprises.



aa No G.I. Tag to Basmati rice of state is a wrong decision: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while registering protest against the decision of G.I. Registry in connection to G.I. tag of Basmati rice, met Union Minister for Commerce Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Home Shri Rajnath Singh and Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj and informed them about the facts at New Delhi on Friday. It may be mentioned that according to the decision of G.I. Registry taken on the basis of data provided by the APEDA on March 15, 2018 related to the rice, produced from the paddy sown in Madhya Pradesh will not be called Basmati rice. CM Shri Chouhan while apprising the Union Ministers about the facts said that the Basmati rice is being produced in 13 districts of Madhya Pradesh since last 105 years approximately. About 80 thousand farmers are connected to this farming. The basmati rice worth about Rs. 3 thousand crore of the state is exported and the quality of State’s basmati is recognised at all standards. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that the refusal of G.I. Tag to the Basmati rice of Madhya Pradesh will cause deep dissatisfaction among the basmati producing farmers in the state. Moreover, farmers will not get fair value in the market due to the absence of G.I. tag. He informed that the G.I. tag claim of Basmati rice of Madhya Pradesh is not only based on the historical evidences but also on the agro climatic condition of basmati producing districts, which is conducive for producing special type of Basmati rice. The Chief Minister said that the decision has not only caused damage to the interest of the farmers of the state but will also cause huge loss to the exporters. This decision will cause drastic decline in the foreign exchange earned through exporters of the entire country. Shri Chouhan said that the laboratory test conducted on state’s basmati on the basis of agro climatic condition of Madhya Pradesh supports the claim. Keeping in account the interest of the farmers and the state, Shri Chouhan urged the Union Ministers for their cooperation for getting Basmati G.I. tag to the rice being produced in 13 districts of the state. He further mentioned that this will help farmers, especially rice producing farmers to get right price for their produce and will increase foreign exchange remarkably. Besides this, the identity of Basmati rice of Madhya Pradesh will remain intact in the World.



aa Rs. 5 crore to be given for road construction of Govindpura Industrial Area: MoS Shri Pathak
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 March 2018

Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Independent Charge) Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak said that the department has initiated a process to obtain loan of Rs. 500 crore to develop basic facilities at Govidpura industrial area besides other industrial areas. Work to construct 10 k.m. long road of Govindpura industrial area will be carried out on priority after receiving the loan. MoS Shri Pathak was holding discussions with the office bearers of the Govindpura Industrial area. Shri Pathak further mentioned that the MSME department is committed to provide basic facilities in the industrial area. Shri Pathak in the programme organized by the Govindpura Industries Association stated that out of total proposed amount of Rs. 70 crore, a sum of Rs. 3 crore in this financial year and Rs. 3 crore during the next year from the budget of next financial year will be given for road construction. President of Govindpura Industries Association Shri Sunil Kumar Pali urged Shri Pathak to approve the proposed Rs. 70 crore amount at the earliest. Before the programme, Shri Pathak inspected roads of Govindpura Industrial area. On completion of 50 years of Govindpura Industries Association, Shri Pali also presented mementos to Shri Pathak, MLA Shri Babulal Gaur and Principal Secretary MSME Shri V.L. Kantarao.



aa Book presented to PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 March 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs was presented with a book ‘Kuda Dhan’ written by the senior journalist Shri Deepak Chourasia of Delhi. The book was presented to Dr. Mishra by Smt. Deepti Chourasia, the editor of the India News. Media in Charge of State B.J.P. Shri Lokendra Parashar was also present on the occasion. It may be mentioned that this book was released by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Bhopal recently.



aa Officers told to give priority to resolve problems of villagers, poor and exploited
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 March 2018

Addressing newly-appointed trainee State Administrative Service officers at Raj Bhavan today Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that the senior and junior officers must work together in coordination. Officers must work in good governance and maintain a feeling of respect for the general public. He told the officers to fulfil all responsibilities entrusted to them by the government with honesty and not to delay decision on related works. Governor Smt. Patel said that maximum irregularities surface cases of mutation in revenue. Pendency of cases in this department result in crime, murders and mutual disputes The tehsildar has maximum information about the difficulties and problems that come up in revenue related cases. He said that even today several pre-independence land transfer cases are under consideration in several states. Smt. Patel said that files should not be left pending. She told the officers to search for solutions to dispose the files after meeting the senior officials and ministers. She told them to pay more attention to dedication, time and hard work. The Governor told the trainee officers to respect all those who come to them and behave well with them. She told them to settle the cases of villagers, poor and exploited on priority. She told them to make efforts for peace, prosperity and progress of the citizens of the district where they are posted. A committee should be constituted under the guidance of senior officers to stop incidents of harassment of junior officers, she said. Fulfil the responsibility of taking the government schemes to the ground level citizen through a project. Director Training Sushri Shuchismita Saxena presented details of the training programme in brief. Director General of R.C.V.P Noronha Academy of Administration and Management Smt. Kanchan Jain and Principal Secretary to Governor Dr. M. Mohan Rao was also present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan inaugurates Friends of Madhya Pradesh portal
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today inaugurated the Friends of Madhya Pradesh portal. Praising the portal Shri Chouhan expressed the hope that the portal will prove effective in connecting Madhya Pradesh well wishers residing in the country and abroad. Finance and Commercial Tax Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, Overseas Indian, Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour Shri Balkishen Patidar and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were also present on the occasion. On the occasion it was told that this portal is a venture to assemble talents spread across all over Madhya Pradesh. The portal will become a strong platform to establish cultural exchange and introduce the well wishers of the state to the state’s achievements and development and social initiative. Registration of Friends of Madhya Pradesh has commenced from today on the portal. The portal www.friendsofmp.gov.in will have facility of registration of NRI Cell, talent pool and chapter. The NRI cell provides a platform to solve the problems of citizens of the state staying out of the state. Friends of MP will introduce their special characteristics to their counterparts and the government in the portal’s talent pool. Members of the portal can get chapter registration to extend this initiative. The portal will prove to be useful in introducing the well wishers of Madhya Pradesh and non-resident Indians to the state’s specific and flourishing cultural heritage.



aa Need to implement Krishak Udyami Yojana in other states also
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 March 2018

Vice Chairperson of NITI Ayog Dr. Rajiv Kumar today paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the Mantralaya. Among others present during the visit were Vice Chairperson of State Planning Commission Shri Chetan Kashyap, Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh. CM Shri Chouhan gave information about the efforts being made to improve income of farmers and to promote agriculture based industries in state. Telling him about the Krishak Udyami loan scheme to promote farmers to set up industries and to encourage agriculture based industries, the CM said that 15 percent subsidy, five percent interest grant till 7 years and bank guarantee is given by the government under the scheme. The scheme provides loan of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 2 crore. Efforts will be made to get at least 3 thousand industrial units set up this year under the scheme. Shri Chouhan told that irrigation sources are being expanded speedily to increase agriculture productivity of farmers. In the last one and a half decade, irrigated area has increased from 7.5 lakh to 40 lakh hectares. This will be further taken to 80 lakh hectare only then will near about 80 percent area of the state be irrigated. He said that the state has initiated the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana to ensure fair price of the crops to the farmers besides increasing their productivity. This Yojana is useful for both the government and the farmer. This ensures fair price of crops to the farmer and saves the expense on procurement process. Under this scheme, Bhavantar amount of 25 lakh metric tonne crop has been paid so far. Vice Chairperson of NITI Ayog Dr. Kumar praised the Krishak Udyami Yojana of Madhya Pradesh government. He expressed the need to implement the scheme in other states also. Dr. Kumar said that the Ayog will conduct an intensive study of the scheme. He told that it is essential to make schemes based on needs, problems and resources of particular state to bring the concept of cooperative federalism into existence. He said he is touring all states in the country to study the uniqueness of each state. He held a discussion on the schemes and concepts proposed by the Ayog



aa Directives to keep electric connection of Nal-Jal Yojana in order
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 March 2018

Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain, keeping in view the ongoing school examinations and summer, has given directives to keep electricity connections of residential areas and Nal-Jal schemes in order at any cost. He said that in case of transformers’ break down, it should be replaced by relaxing the condition of outstanding amount. Besides this, the 11 k.v. line of the villages should not be turned off. He further mentioned that in case of non-compliance of the directives, a strict action will be taken against the officers of the power distribution companies.



aa Active role gets public representatives a separate identity – Vidhan Sabha Speaker
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 March 2018

Office-bearers and social workers from various organizations of Datia district today met Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma. These representatives who were here on the invitation of Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra to witness proceedings of the House in the capital held talks with the Vidhan Sabha Speaker. Speaker Dr. Sharma said that a public representative attains a separate identity through an active role in public life. Dr. Mishra is an ideal public representative, he said. Dr. Sharma gave information related to routine House proceedings, dialogue between ruling party and the opposition and interruption in proceedings to the invited representatives. The Speaker said that interruption in the House is also a part of democracy. Senior Parliamentarian Shri Devnarayan Yadav also writes in the Legislative Bulletin that interruption is a democratic right but it should not be misused, PR Minister Dr. Mishra introduced the representatives to the Vidhan Sabha Speaker. Dr. Sukarna Mishra, Shri Mahesh Sharma etc. were also present on the occasion during the meeting.



aa Observers should make all possible efforts to make flawless voters list
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 March 2018

State Election Commissioner Shri R. Parshuram told election observers and other employees of the districts to make all possible efforts to make flawless voters list. Callousness of any kind will not be tolerated in this regard. Shri Parshuram was addressing election observers and other employees during their training related to voters list and other election processes here today. Shri Parshuram said that the voters list of urban bodies and panchayats is being revised and published by the State Election Commission just like Election Commission of India since the last two years. He said that this work will be undertaken in the months of April and May this year. He said that various cases related to voters list come to light in different elections. This condition is not right for free and fair elections. Shri Parshuram said that all officers and employees related to this work should work with interest. There should be no cope for any flaw in the list. Information about voters who are dead or have migrated elsewhere should also be collected. In case a name appears in more than one place, it should be promptly removed from one place. Secretary State Election Commission Smt. Sunita Tripathi and Deputy Secretary Shri Deepak Saxena gave information about significant points during the training. Additional Secretary Shri Pradip Shukla, Shri Rajesh Yadav gave information about elections process and IT Advisor Shri Deepak Nema informed about improved use of I.T. in election process. Employees and officials from Bhopal and Indore division took part in the training.



aa As many as 6897 villages linked to perennial roads under Gram Sadak Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 March 2018

With the aim of connecting cent percent villages of the state with roadway, the state government has connected 6897 villages to perennial roadways through gravel roads at a expense of Rs 2661 crores. These roads have been constructed under “Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana”. In the coming financial year, 1250 km roads will be constructed and 550 villages will be connected to perennial roads. For this the Department of Panchayat and Rural Development has made a provision of Rs 330 crore. Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav said that in the year 2010, “Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana” was initiated in those villages that remain deprived from being connected to asphalted roads through Pradhan Mantri Sadak Yojana to provide them perennial road facility, Under this scheme 15 thousand 146 km roads have been constructed and 6897 villages have been connected. Works worth Rs 400 crore are in progress in the ongoing financial year.



aa Universal IDs provided to 12,947 disabled persons in Katni district
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 March 2018

The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment is generating universal IDs for disabled persons in Katni district. This ID will be valid all over the country in the form of Disability Certificate. Till now 12 thousand 947 universal IDs have been generated in the district. Along with this Medical Board has been arranged in the district for Disability Certificate. Under this arrangement, Central Disability Certificate and Unique Disability ID (UDID) is being prepared and provided to disabled persons through Swavalamban portal. With the availability of UDID card, the disabled persons will not have to make copies of documents, maintain it or carry it around with them. This card will provide all essential details which can be kept code free with the help of the reader. In the coming days the UDID card will be the only document for disabled persons to avail various benefits. UDID card will also assist the search of the beneficiary’s physical and economical progress at rural, block, district, state and national level.



aa Young Police Officers should work to end exploitation and injustice: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that young police officers should work to end exploitation and injustice. They should contribute to maintain better law and order. Shri Chouhan was addressing trainee Deputy Superintendents of Police and Sub Inspectors at Madhya Pradesh Police Academy today. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that they should be self-confident, set target always high, do not become arrogant and keep patience. They should consider their work as pious and make life meaningful. Along with the development, it is essential to make people feel secured. Make people realised that no criminal can create problem for them. Develop a sense of security and trust among the people. Be strict with the criminals and maintain soft and sensitive approach towards kind persons. Madhya Pradesh has a glorified history, officer like Late Rustam ji had also served the state police, who had given a new direction to the police of the country. The police has attained several ramarkable feats like eradication of dacoits menace, control on naxalism and destruction of Simi’s network in the state. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that police recruitment will be continued in the state.He said that the poilice officers should identify problems of their areas and develop a new work culture. Minister of Home Shri Bhupendra Singh and Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan sends ‘Chadar’ to Ajmer Sharif
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 March 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has sent ‘Chadar’ to Ajmer Sharif on the occasion of 806 Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Rahmatullah Alaihi today. He also extended greetings to the devotees, who are participating in the Urs. CM Shri Chouhan, on behalf of the state handed over the Chadar to the Vice Chairman of Backward Class and Minority Finance Corporation Shri S.K. Moiuddin. He will proceed for Ajmer along with other devotees to offer Chadar. Shri Sharukh Moiuddin, Harun Javed Soudagar and Nasar Khan were present on the occasion.



aa CM lays foundation and dedicates works after Jan Samvad in villages in Budni
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today took part in Jan Samvad in Manjarkui, Manjakhedi, Sukarwas and Bankot village of Budni Vidhan Sabha constituency in Sehore district. CM Shri Chouhan said that an additional amount will be deposited at the rate Rs 200 per quintal on April 16 in the accounts of farmers who sold wheat on MSP last year. This year wheat will be purchased at Rs 1735 per quintal. After the purchase, the amount will be deposited in the accounts of registered farmers at the rate of Rs 265 per quintal. The Chief Minister said that registration of labourers will begin from April one. Farmers with 2 hectare will also be eligible for labourer registration. He said that relief amount has been increased to Rs one lakh 20 thousand after making amendment in RBC. Giving information about the government schemes including Medhavi Chaatra Yojana the Chief Minister said that all will have pucca houses by year 2022. The Chief Minister laid the foundation of four works of nearly Rs 17 lakhs in Manjarkui and dedicated a cemetry and C.C. Road worth Rs 24 lakhs. He presented cycles to 18 school students in Sukarvas. CM makes several announcements The Chief Minister announced to grant Rs 10 thousand each to bhajan mandlis of four villages for equipments and Rs 10 thousand each to the youth team to purchase cricket kit. He also announced to grant Rs 25 thousand for cricket tournament in Manjarkui, upgradation of primary school to middle school in Manjakhedi, construction of school building and Mangal Bhavan, C. C Road from Korku Tappar to School, construction of High School building, sports ground at Sukarvas, sports ground, Mangal and anganwadi bhavan and Narmada water at Bankot. Administrator Apex Bank Shri Ramakant Bhargav, Chairman Forest Development Corporation Shri Guru Prasad Sharma, Chairman of Warehousing Corporation Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, District Panchayat President Smt. Urmila Maretha and Khategaon MLA Shri Ashish Sharma were present



aa CM Shri Chouhan dedicates Raja Bhoj View Point
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today dedicated the Raja Bhoj View Point on the Upper Lake side on V.I.P. Road. Mayor Shri Alok Sharma was also present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that Bhopal is a city of lakes. From this view point, Bhopal has acquired a boon. He posed for selfies with girls present on the spot. Mayor-in Council members, corporators, public representatives and Nagar Nigam Commissioner Smt. Priyanka Das were present on the occasion.



aa 2790 temporary Homeguard jawans to be included in regular service
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that 2790 temporary homeguard jawans rendering services during Simhastha will be included in regular service of homeguard. A decision in this regard was taken at the Cabinet. These jawans will paid a salary of Rs 20 thousand 700 per month. Rs 75 crore will be spent on them annually. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the Homeguard Sainik Sammelan organized at the CM House today. Home Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh was present in the programme. Extending his best wishes to the jawans for their bright future, CM Shri Chouhan said that they should resolve to serve the people of Madhya Pradesh better. They should contribute in building a new Madhya Pradesh with full force and dexterity. Whatever work they get, they should do it with full dexterity and justification. They should create new history with their service. The contribution of Madhya Pradesh Police in conducting Simhastha in a systematic manner has been incomparable. Homeguard sainiks have also worked selflessly in it. Director General Homeguard Shri Mahan Bharat Sagar read out the felicitation letter during the programme. Homeguard jawans presented the Chief Minister with a felicitation letter and welcomed him by adorning him with a ‘safa’. Senior police officials including Additional Chief Secretary, Home Shri K.K. Singh and Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla and a large number of homeguard jawans were present at the programme. I.G. Homeguard Shri K.V. Venkateshwar Rao proposed the vote of thanks.



aa Stern action should be taken against criminals at any cost: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 March 2018

Giving stern instructions to officials Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made it clear that stern action should be taken against criminals and anti-social elements. He said that a procession will be taken out of those who misbehave with girls or engage in eve-teasing. He said that “I want stern action, action and only action against criminals, I want results at any cost”. S.Ps and I.Gs who are not able to give results will be removed. He said that police activity should be noticeable everywhere so that it generate a sense of security in the citizens. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing state’s Commissioner, I.G., Collector and S.P. through video conferencing today. Home Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Directr General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla were also present on the occasion. Shri Chouhan said that action should be taken against criminals in such a manner that it should send a chill down their spine. Anti-social elements and criminlas endangering people’s security should be broken financially. Faith should be created in people at any cost. He said that rating of every district will be done. In this connection, a review will be conducted again after seven days. Superintendents of Police and Inspector Generals of Police who do not give results will be removed. He praised districts that have done good work. These districts include Indore, Dhar and Hoshangabad. He expressed anger at delay in action against criminals. He made it clear that negligence will not be tolerated. He gave directions to make necessary arrangements during the processions tasken out on festive occasions like Ram Navmi etc. Special Gram Sabhas to be held on March 21 for registation of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana CM Shri Chouhan directed that farmers should not face any difficulty during wheat purchase on MSP and in Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. A decentralized registration system should be made for the farmers to ensure that they do not face any difficulty. The information that farmers can sell their produce till coming July 15 should reach farmers and until then they can keep their produce in the warehouse. Government will pay the rent of storing the farmers’ produce in warehouse and if need arises, farmers can avail a loan of 25 percent the interest of which will also be paid by government. Special Gram Sabha will b organised on coming March 21 for registration of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Also, the process of verification should be completed. CM Shri Chouhan said that apart from support price of Rs 1735 per quintal wheat, Rs 265 per quintal incentive amount will be deposited in the accounts of farmers under Mukhya Mantri Kisan Samriddhi Yojana. If the farmer sells his wheat in the Mandi also, he will still be given the incentive. Rs 200 per quintal on the wheat and paddy sold last year will also be given to the farmers. Collectors to be responsible for wheat purchase and Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana Shri Chouhan said that Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is the government’s remarbale ambitious scheme. All divisional commissioners should monitor it. If farmers face any problem in it implementation, the concerned district collector will be held responsible. It will be reviewed again after seven days. He said that arrangement will be made for purchase of gram, masoor and mustard will begin on March 26. Campaign for registration of unorganised labourers from April one Shramik Sammelan to be held in every district The Chief Minister instructed that a campaign should be launched from coming April one to 14 for the registration of unorganised labourers. No eligible labourer should be left out in the campaign. Shramik Sammelan will be organized in all districts between coming April 16 and May 15. Eligible labourers can avail benefits of welfare schemes particularly Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, patta distribution, Ujjwala Yojana, e-rickshaw, handcart, education-medical and maternity assistance and related schemes at the sammelans. Besides, they will be imparted information about the welfare schemes. Better arrangements be made at the sammelans. The Chief Minister said that significant schemes have been launched for welfare of labourers. Only registered labourers can avail the benefits of these schemes. Therefore, registraton work should be carried out in the most transparent manner in camps. Registration process should be simplified so that labourers do not face difficulty. He made it clear that such labourers should be in the age group of 18 to 60, those who are not income tax payers, are not in government service and do not own more than 2 hectare land will be considered unorganised labourers. Registration will be free-of-cost and will be valid for five years. Shri Chouhan said that unique and remarkable schemes have been launched in Madhya Pradesh for the welfare of farmers and labourers. These significant schemes should be implemented will full determination so that the concerned persons avail its benefits. No laxity will be tolerated in this.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra unveils Dr. Ambedkar’s statue and dedicates park at Jigna village
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 March 2018

Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today unveiled the statue of Maker of the Indian Constitution Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar at Datia district. He also dedicated the Ambedkar Park to the public. PR Minister Dr. Mishra garlanded the statue of Baba Saheb and honoured five Buddha Bhikshus (Bhantas) present during the Samaroha. Minister Dr. Mishra said that Baba Saheb’s statues have been installed at over a dozen places so far. By installing Baba Saheb’s statue, his thoughts and darshan are also popularized. He said that Madhya Pradesh is committed toward the welfare of the weaker sections. Each scheme has been introduced keeping the poor and weaker sections in mind. Veteran Social Worker Shri B.L. Kane said that the development that has been made due to Public Relations Minister has not been made earlier. He said that water crisis has been solved in 35 villages. Medical College, various educational institutions, new roads, bridges, culverts, canals etc. are being made which is a big achievement for Datia district



aa PM Shri Narendra Modi Honours Madhya Pradesh with Krishi Karman Award
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 March 2018

Madhya Pradesh has been honoured with Krishi Karman Award for the year 2015-16. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi presented the awards for various categories in Krishi Unnat Mela at New Delhi today. The Award for Madhya Pradesh was received by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The award included a trophy, a citation and cash reward of Rs. 2 crore. Madhya Pradesh has been awarded in the category of wheat production for more than 10 lakh tonnes. This is the fifth time in succession that Madhya Pradesh has received the Krishi Karman Award. The State bagged the award in total Food Grain Production Category for the years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2014-15 while for the years 2013-14 and 2015-16 the award is received in the field of production. In addition, the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puraskar has been awarded to Datia under central zone for progressive and integrated development of agriculture. The Prime Minister Shri Modi also laid the foundation stone of three Krishi Vigyan Kendras at Agar Malwa, Singrauli and Alirajpur by using remote. Apart from this, Krishi Karman Award for Progressive Farmers were given away by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Smt. Aruna Joshi of Pannari Village, Hoshangabad for achieving 104.60 quintal/hectare and Shri Naresh Patel of Kanwas village, Narsinghpur for achieving 99.8 quintal/hectare of wheat production. Unprecedented Increase in Wheat Production in State An unprecedented increase has been registered in Madhya Pradesh in wheat production. The wheat production was 73 lakh 27 thousand metric tonne in the year 2004-05, which has increased to 219 lakh 18 thousand metric tonne in the year 2016-17. Wheat productivity has become 34.13 quintal per hectare in the year 2016-17 as compared to 18.21 quintal per hectare during 2004-05. The state has left Punjab and Haryana behind in wheat production. The sharbati and durum wheat of Madhya has not only established its identity in the country but abroad too. The sharbati wheat of Madhya Pradesh is famous acroos the country. State’s Agriculture Growth Rate is Maximum in Country The agriculture growth rate of Madhya Pradesh has been recorded 18 percent during the last 5 years, which is maximum in the country. A road map has already been prepared in the state to double the farmers’ income and work in this connection has been started by the agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries, forestry, irrigation, sericulture and cottage and village industries department. Moreover, Madhya Pradesh is also holding a top position for seed certification. A total of 40 lakh quintal certified seeds are being produced currently in the state. Krishi Karman Award is a Result of Pro- Farmers Decisions It is to be highlighted that several decisions have been taken in the interest of the farmers during the last 14 years in the state. As a result of these decisions, remarkable increase has been recorded in the wheat production. Irrigation facility was available to 7 lakh 50 hectare area in the year 2004-05, which has grown to 40 lakh hectare in the year 2016-17. Moreover, it is to be pointed out here that free soil health cards to 88 lakh farmers in the year 2015-16 in the state. Madhya Pradesh is the first state of the country, where soil testing laboratory is being established at each block. Currently, construction of 265 soil testing laboratories costing Rs. 100 crore is underway. Under the agriculture mechanization, 2 thousand custom hiring centers have been set up. On the lines of these centers, a custom processing and service center scheme is being introduced shortly for the rural youth in the state. Crop Loan at Zero Percent Interest Rate Agriculture loan at the rate of below zero percent is being provided to the farmers from the year 2016-17 as compared to loan at the rate of 18 percent in the year 2004-05. An amount of Rs. 11 thousand 941 has been distributed to the farmers in the form of loan in the year 2016-17. Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana In order to protect the farmers from the loss due to variations in prices of agriculture produces in mandis, the Bhavantar Bhugtan has been launched for 8 crops namely soybean, ground nut, seasame, ramtil, maize, moong, urad and tuar under the Kharif-2017. Under the scheme, over 28 lakh metric tonne agriculture produces have already been sold by 15 lakh farmers in the mandis. The Bhavantar rashi (difference amount) of Rs. 1512 crore has been deposited in the bank account of 10 lakh 50 thousand registered farmers from October till December in the year 2017. The scheme will be continued for Rabi 2017-18. Moreover, gram, masoor, mustard, onion and garlic have been included under the Rabi. Under the scheme, 25 percent payment and its interest of the total stored quantity in the licensee warehouses will be borne by the state government. Mukya Mantri Krishi Utpadakta Protsahan Yojana The state government has taken a decision to give protsahan rashi (incentive amount) of Rs. 200 per quintal on wheat and paddy to 9 lakh farmers under the Mukhya Mantri Krishi Utpadakta Protsahan yojana for Rabi 2016-17 and Kharif 2017 respectively. An amount of Rs. 1700 crore will be spent on the scheme. Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radhamohan Singh, Agriculture Ministers of State Shri Purushottam Rupala, Shri Gajendra Shekhawat and Smt. Krishna Raj, State’s Agriculture Minister Shri Gauri Shankar Bisen, Principal Secretary, Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajora, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri P.C. Meena and Director Agriculture Shri Mohan Lal Meena were present in the award presentation programme.



aa CM Shri Chouhan welcomed Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today gave a warm welcome to Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari with bouquets at the Bhopal Airport. Shri Gadkari was in Bhopal to participate in the Nadi Mahotsav programme. After a brief stay in Bhopal, Union Minister Shri Gadkari proceeded to Bandrabhan, Hoshangabad in a helicopter with Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.



aa Weekly aid collection campaign should be launched for servicemen
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 March 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that a high level weekly campaign should be launched in the state every year on Flag Day from December 1-7 to collect funds for sainik kalyan. She was addressing at the 19th meeting of Directorate of Sainik Kalyan Amalgamated Special Fund (ASF) here today. A 20 percent hike should be given in the target to collect funds to the districts. The Governor directed to include maximum number of students of schools and colleges besides women in the campaign. Governor Smt. Patel said that the countrymen become upset on seeing the photographs of martyrs and servicemen who get injured while fighting at the borders to save the country from terrorists and Naxals. It is our duty to play an active role in collection of funds for sainik kalian. She told to collect funds from door-to-door, at squares, industrial and business establishments and government offices. She said that efforts must be made to make benefits of various state government schemes to servicemen, ex-servicemen, widows of servicemen, their dependants and children, specially students and their daughters. The Governor said that training should be imparted to the widows of servicemen so that they are able to start a respectable business. Efforts should also be made to link servicemen’s families with state government’s mass marriage scheme, Ladli Laxmi Yojana, cycle distribution to girls etc. Admissions should be made available in private schools and colleges for the children of servicemen and the school managements should be directed to bear the entire expense. Governor Smt. Patel instructed all divisional commissioners and district collectors to extend support to the construction and other works undertaken under the sainik kalyan karyakram besides making serious efforts to provide benefits of the state government schemes to their families. The Governor awarded collectors of 33 districts and four divisions of the state with mementos and citations for exceeding target of fund collection for the sainik kalyan fund. Director Sainik Kalyan Brigadier (retired) Shri R.S. Nautiyal presented the report of the works done in 2017 and 2018 and works to be undertaken in the coming financial year. Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr. M . Mohanrao, Principal Secretary Finance Shri Manoj Govil and district sainik kalian officers from all districts were present during the meeting.



aa Make comprehensive Teachers Training programme for Quality Education-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid emphasis on need of teachers training for quality education. He gave instructions to the education department to prepare a comprehensive programme for teachers training after the end of the examinations. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Collectors of 8 districts, which are lagging behind in the development standards. Chief Secretary Shri B. P. Singh was present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that efforts should be made to improve development standards by focusing separately on different sectors. Work plan should be prepared on the basis of local circumstances, environment and specialties. Small and long term result oriented work plan should be prepared and it should be rationalized by better utilization of available resources area wise for improvement. He further mentioned that a micro plan should be made to increase agriculture income and posting of A.N.M. at sub-health centers as per the resources. This should be rationalised at district level, he added. Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri R. S, Julaniya, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Officers of the Union Government and Collectors of Rajgarh, Chhattarpur, Damoh, Vidisha, Guna, Badwani, Singrauli besides Khandwa were present on the occasion.



aa Efforts should be made to generate awareness to earn from garbage
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that it is essential to generate awareness to earn income from garbage. He urged youth to conduct innovations for livelihood from the garbage. The government will provide financial assistance in their efforts. A separate fund will be formed, if needed. Shri Chouhan was releasing the book of Journalist Shri Deepak Chourasia, titling “Kuda Dhan’ organised at the auditorium of Rajeev Gandhi Prodhyogiki Vishwavidhlaya today. Shri Chouhan stated that every object is useful. He said that the state government has implemented the ‘Swachchta se Sankalp’ of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with utmost seriousness. For better utilisation of garbage, efforts have been made to produce electricity by making 26 clusters. Production has already been started at Bhopal and Jabalpur municipal corporations. Sewage system is being made in all the 376 urban bodies. He mentioned that entrepreneurship will be encouraged for better utilization of garbage. Amount can be reserved under the Yuva Udhyami Yojana in case of need of financial assistance for waste management project. He appreciated efforts of the book writer and expressed gratitude for useful thinking for the society. Mayor Shri Alok Sharma described Madhya Pradesh as a leading state of the country for implementation of Swachchta programmes. He mentioned that efforts have been made at all level for solid waste management.



aa Governor performs puja-archana at Mata ki Tekri
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 March 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today reached Dewas on a brief visit. She visited the well-known Mata ki Tekri at Dewas and performed pooja-archana at Ma Tulja Bhavani and Chamunda Devi temple. Governor Smt. Patel met public representatives at Dewas. Local MLA SMt. Gayatriraje Panwar and Mayor Subhash Sharma were also present



aa Madhya Pradesh leads in tapping solar energy –CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met a delegation of International Solar Alliance at the Mantralaya. He said that Madhya Pradesh is leading state in tapping solar energy. CM Shri Chouhan told the delegation that there are vast possibilities of solar energy in Madhya Pradesh as sunlight is available in abundance. Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is the leading state in the country in establishing the best projects for utilization of solar energy. He told that the world’s biggest 750 MW solar energy project has been set up in Rewa. Similarly in Neemuch, 135 MW project has been set up which is the biggest project in Asia. In Mandsaur also 250 MW solar energy project is soon going to come up. Shri Chouhan told the delegation that Mukhya Mantri Solar Energy Pump Scheme has been launched to popularize utilization of solar energy among farmers. In this solar energy-run pumps are being made available to farmers on subsidy. He said that Madhya Pradesh has attained success in obtaining solar energy production rate at the lowest cost. At a time when solar energy production rate was more than Rs 4 in the world, Madhya Pradesh succeeded in solar energy production at the lowest rate of Rs 2.97 paisa. Terming solar energy as the future energy he said that a task force has been formed to promote use of solar energy in Madhya Pradesh. Use of solar energy for cooking is being encouraged. Renewable Energy Minister Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha, Urja Vikas Nigam Chairman Shri Vijendra Singh Sisodia, Principal Secretary Renewable Energy Shri Manu Shrivastava and International Solar Alliance office bearers were present on the occasion. Before meeting the Chief Minister, the delegation members conducted a study of use of solar energy in Malwa region. They viewed the utilization of solar energy pump and also spoke to farmers using them



aa Make proper arrangement for drinking water supply in summer: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 March 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued instructions to make adequate arrangements for drinking water supply in summer. Transportation of drinking water should also be made as per need. He directed to pay special attention to the quality of development works and ensure completion of work within the time limit. CM Shri Chouhan today was reviewing progress of big projects under Pragati Online Programme. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present on the occasion. Reviewing the college buildings under construction under Higher Education Quality Improvement Scheme, CM Shri Chouhan told to make a work plan to improve these colleges. It was told on the occasion that construction work of 41 college buildings is going on. Besides the construction of 9 more colleges will begin soon. Devsara Rural Group Drinking Water Scheme of Balaghat district will be completed by coming month of April. Out of the approved 68 Polytechnic College buildings the construction of 56 buildings are complete. Construction work of Pench Diversion dam has been completed. Progress of Solid Waste Management Indore, Amrit Yojana Betul under Department of Urban Development and Housing, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Rewa was also reviewed. It was informed that work under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana will be completed in 21 district by coming month of June. Construction work of Ratlam Bajna-Kushalgarh Road and Wajidpura-Shadhoura-Naisarai Road will be completed by coming month of August. Super Specialty Block Yojana under Medical Education Department was also reviewed at the meeting. Senior administrative officials of the concerned departments were also present during the meeting.



aa Commercial Vehicle Manufacturing Plant in Bhopal with Rs 500 crore investment
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 March 2018

Managing Director of VE Commercial Vehicle Limited, a joint venture of Eicher and Volvo Group Shri Vinod Agarwal today met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his room in Vidhan Sabha. He told the Chief Minister that his company was going to start a commercial vehicle manufacturing plant at Bagroda in Bhopal next year with an investment of Rs 500 crore under its expansion programme. The company has made an investment of about Rs 4,000 crore already in the state. During the discussion Shri Agarwal told the Chief Minister that land had already been purchased for the plant in Bhopal and production will start by coming October 2019. Nearly 25 thousand persons have been given employment in his industry set up in Pithampur. CM Shri Chouhan said that the environment for investment in the state is congenial. Several big industries are coming in the state. State government’s policy is that of Udyog Mitra. During the discussion Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industry Shri Mohammed Suleiman, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri S.K. Mishra, Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri Vivek Agarwal, Management Director of TRIFAC Shri D.P. Ahuja besides Shri Rajendra Sachdeva and Shri Anders Heather of VE Commercial Vehicle Limited were also present.



aa Bagroda industrial area near Bhopal to get distinct identity
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 March 2018

Industrial Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla said that about Rs 60 crores have been spent on infrastructure development works to develop Bagroda industrial area near Bhopal. Bagroda industrial area has fully developed infrastructure for industries. This industrial area will be recognized as a leading industrial area in the state. Shri Shukla was here to inaugurate the Rs 25 crore hydro turbine plant Schimmer set up in Bagorda industrial area. Shri Shukla said that nearly 450 industrialists have been allotted land in Bagroda industrial area out of which nearly 60 units are under construction. He said that in the next three months business production will begin in all industrial units. Director of Schimmer Hydro Turbine Unit Shri Dinesh Rajput told that the hydro turbine prepared in this unit will be used to produce electricity from water in Himachal and Uttarakhand. He told that help is being taken from Italy in technology in turbine production. Currently hydro turbine is being produced in BHEL only. This is the first unit in the private sector to produce hydro turbine. As many as 75 persons will get direct employment in this unit. Chairperson of Schimmer Hydro Turbine Unit Sushri Nandini Rajput assured that local persons will be provided more employment opportunities. The Industry Minister inspected the plant also. Kolhapur (Maharashtra) MLA Shri Rajesh Cheersagar, local MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma and Managing Director AKVN were also present on the occasion.



aa Development of state to continue non-stop: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 March 2018

Special steps towards women empowerment will be taken in Madhya Pradesh. Women self-help groups will be linked to Livelihood Mission to increase income of women. Fifty percent reservation will be given to women in government jobs. This was said by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while laying the foundation and dedicating various works at Rehti tehsil headquarter in Sehore district. CM Shri Chouhan said that a special scheme will be launched from coming April 1 for women labourers working in the unorganized sector. Pregnant women labourers registered under the scheme will be given Rs 4,000 from 6 to 9 months of pregnancy. After childbirth Rs 12,000 will be deposited in her account. This work will be carried out in the urban areas through urban bodies and in rural areas through gram panchayats. The Chief Minister gave information about various public welfare schemes to the people. About Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, he told that farmers who do not wish to sell their produce immediately, they can store their produce in the warehouses and sell it when the market rate is high. Government will pay the rent for the storage. He said that the support price for wheat now is Rs 1735 per quintal. The bonus of Rs 265 on this will be paid by the state government. To fulfil the immediate needs of the farmers, arrangement is being made to pay 25 percent of the cost of the grain kept in warehouses. CM Shri Chouhan said that the government’s priority is to provide pucca house to each poor person in the next three years. Shri Chouhan told that 1121 pucca houses will be constructed in Rehti now. Poor persons will be identified in the entire state and houses will be constructed for them. The Chief Minister provided laptops to 11 bank sakhis on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan laid the foundation and dedicated 35 construction works at a cost of Rs 514. 26 crore on the occasion. This includes Mardanpur Group Water Supply Scheme at a cost of Rs 274.67 crore. Residents of at least 182 villages will be able to avail tap water facility through this scheme. Shri Chouhan dedicated a new bus stand in Rehti. Among those who were present on the occasion were Sehore district minister in charge and Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Chairman Forest Development Corporation Shri Guruprasad Sharma, President District Panchayat Smt. Urmila Maretha, President Janpad Panchayat Smt. Vimla Sahu, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Warehousing Corporation Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, Administrator Apex Bank Shri Ramakant Bhargav, public representatives and administrative officers



aa Dream of Datia’s overall development is coming true: Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 March 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra said that he dreams for overall development of Datia. He expressed this view at a programme held at Datia on Sunday. Dr. Mishra further mentioned that he is making constant effort to ensure that citizens get all the facilities. The dream of overall development consisting of medical college, district hospital, air strip, railway bridge, potable water arrangements, sewer project, roads, collectorate building and other is coming true. Dr. Mishra was speaking at the development based calendar releasing programme held at local Gahoi Vatika. Dr. Mishra also participated in the Holi Milan programme organized by the Khangar Kshatriya Community. He assured people that a financial assistance will be provided for the development of Khangar Park. He also urged the common men to cooperate in this. Moreover, Dr. Mishra exhorted business community to cooperate voluntarily in the development of Datia. He also gave a financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh to the family of Smt. Raja Beti Jatav of the district, who lost her life due to snake bite. Dr. Mishra Administers Polio drops to children Minister Dr. Mishra administered polio drops to children aged below 5 years at Datia. He said that public representatives, government servants and social activists must take active part besides parents in this activity. This is important for the protectionof humanity. He also flagged off the teams formed in the district to protect the children from polio. A target to administer polio drop to about one lakh children has been set for the district.



aa Postive Decision will be taken on Patwaris’ fair demands
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 March 2018

A positive decision will be taken on fair demands of patwaris. Deliberations will be made to frame a policy concerning time bound promotions of patwaris. Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Umashankar Gupta said this during the oath taking ceremony of the office bearers of the Madhya Pradesh Patwari Sangh. Office bearers of the sangh felicitated Shri Gupta by presenting him a shreephal–shawl and memento. Shri Gupta administered oath to the office bearers on the occasion. Shri Gupta mentioned that the government does not consider employees different from them. He further stated that over 9 thousand patwaris will be joining them shortly. This will lessen the burden. Shri Gupta mentioned that patwaris should make efforts to change their image among the common man. Office bearers of the Patwari Sangh also expressed their views. Representatives of patwari sangh of different districts were also present on the occasion.



aa PRCI PR HALL OF FAME NATIONAL AWARD FOR SHIV HARSH SUHALKA,
DAINIK BHASKAR WINS NINE CORPORATE COLLATERAL AWARDS

Bhopal:MMNN: 9 March 2018

Mr Shiv Harsh Suhalka, Editor in Chief of MetroMirror.com and Past Chairman of PRCI, Bhopal Chapter Awarded PRCI PR Hall of Fame National Award by the PRCI Governing Council at the 12 th Global PRCI PR Conclave held at Shantai Hotel, Pune on 9-10 March, 2018.
aaMr MB Jayram, Chairman-Emeritus and Mr BN Kumar, National President, alongwith other dignitaries presented the Award. Leading Hindi Daily Dainik Bhaskar won 9 Corporate Collateral Awards in various categories of Communications,Branding & CSR initiatives. At the PRCI Conclave Mr Gautam Dey of Dainik Bhaskar received the Awards.



aa Satna district hospital becomes first to acquire national quality certification
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 March 2018

Satna district hospital has become the first hospital in Madhya Pradesh to have acquired National Quality Assurance Standard (NQAS) certification. NQAS is international quality certified standard under which standards have been made for states health institutes. Under this the hospital will be provided Rs 40 lakh as incentive every year by the Centre. Satna district hospital leads in Kayakalp Abhiyan also and is acquiring awards for the last three years. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Rustum Singh has congratulated the department and Satna district hospital for the achievement. Satna has bagged the NQAS certification while making maximum utilization of its resources in Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel district hospital. About 3 lakh 64 thousand 286 patients availed benefits this year in the hospital OPD while 52 thousand 966 patients availed benefits of health facilities in IOPD. Besides 4 lakh 33 thousand 615 lab investigation, 10 thousand 505 deliveries, 8 thousand 777 major surgeries were conducted under report period. The hospital acquired NQAS certificate by acquiring 77 marks against 70 per cent marks needed for certification. The external assessment of the hospital was carried out by a 3-member team of the Government of India in three days. District hospital has also become the first district in the state in statutory compliance



aa Indian culture and civilization secure due to teachers – Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 March 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that teachers have made special contribution in the struggle for country’s independence. Teachers have also struggled for protecting the country’s culture and civilization from the influence of English and European culture. The Governor was addressing the teachers’ felicitation program organized by Bansal group today. Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr. M. Mohan Rao, teachers students were present on the occasion. Governor Smt. Patel said that our ancient culture and education has been eroded during the British rule. Hence English language was promoted in place of our mother tongue Hindi. She said that it is a matter of concern that we have prayer service till higher secondary school but not in colleges. Smt. Patel said that we should pay attention to women particularly girls in rural areas. Tradition of conducting marriages at a tender age is still rampant in rural areas. She said that Prime Minister is making serious efforts for education and development of girls through his Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao slogan. The Governor said that even today parents want sons and not daughters which is very wrong. Even Gods reside where women are respected. Women today are working in parallel with men. Smt. Patel said that we should resolve to create awareness towards Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao in rural areas. Governor Smt. Patel laid stress on importance of nutrition in Anganwadi Kendras and primary schools. She presented mementos and letters of citation to 70 teachers and 8 outstanding students for their contribution. Secretary of Bansal Group Engineer Sunil Bansal enlightened on the activities of the Group.



aa There is no substitute for mother, motherland and mother tongue
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 March 2018

Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya said that there can be no substitute for mother, motherland and mother tongue. Shri Pawaiya was addressing a two-day workshop on “Hindi Bhasha mein Takniki, Chikitsa evam Vaigyanik Lekhan, Anuvad evam Prakashan”. The workshop was organized under the aegis of Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology. Shri Pawaiya said that Hindi is not a small language, in fact it has enormity in it. The conclusions derived from the workshop should be taken forward by reconsidering rethinking on it every three months. Language has a deep influence over an individual. Language can help float an ideology. Rajbhasha or Matrabhasha can bring about changes in people. Higher Education Minister Shri Pawaiya said that it is a cause of concern that today common man is searching for happiness in celebrations of birthdays and marriage anniversaries depending on western culture. No law or stick is needed to change the society. He said that having four berries was not enough to satisfy Lord Sri Rama’s hunger; it was only symbolic to change the society and give it a new direction. Shri Pawaiya said that the Gross Domestic Ratio is high in those 20 countries of the world who adopted their mother tongue after independence. He said that there is need to provide alternative to students. Children who answer in Hindi should also be selected during interviews. They too should get job opportunities. Shri Pawaiya said that there is need for a positive initiative for Hindi. Hindi should not be looked down upon. Chairman of Scientific Technology Terminology Commission, New Delhi Shri Avanish Kumar, Director General of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology Dr. Navin Chandra, Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ramdev Bharadwaj and Registrar Dr. S.K Pare were also present at the workshop



aa Satna district hospital becomes first to acquire national quality certification
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 March 2018

Satna district hospital has become the first hospital in Madhya Pradesh to have acquired National Quality Assurance Standard (NQAS) certification. NQAS is international quality certified standard under which standards have been made for states health institutes. Under this the hospital will be provided Rs 40 lakh as incentive every year by the Centre. Satna district hospital leads in Kayakalp Abhiyan also and is acquiring awards for the last three years. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Rustum Singh has congratulated the department and Satna district hospital for the achievement. Satna has bagged the NQAS certification while making maximum utilization of its resources in Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel district hospital. About 3 lakh 64 thousand 286 patients availed benefits this year in the hospital OPD while 52 thousand 966 patients availed benefits of health facilities in IOPD. Besides 4 lakh 33 thousand 615 lab investigation, 10 thousand 505 deliveries, 8 thousand 777 major surgeries were conducted under report period. The hospital acquired NQAS certificate by acquiring 77 marks against 70 per cent marks needed for certification. The external assessment of the hospital was carried out by a 3-member team of the Government of India in three days. District hospital has also become the first district in the state in statutory compliance



aa State level committee formed to conduct Lok Sabha-Assembly polls simultaneously
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 March 2018

State government has constituted a state-level committee in order to conduct Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha and other elections simultaneously. Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra has been nominated president of the committee. In an order issued by the Department of General Administration Principal Secretary Department of Parliamentary Affairs, Smt. Veera Rana has been made the committee coordinator. Members of the committee include M.P Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Shri Tapan Bhoumik, senior journalist and social worker Shri Girija Shankar and Shri Mahesh Shrivastava, social worker Shri B.D Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary Narmada Valley Development Department Shri Rajnish Vaishya and Retired Indian Administrative Service Officer Shri N.N. Rupla



aa Women entrusted responsibility to ensure 24-hour power supply to 60,000 people
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 March 2018

A power company of Indore in Madhya Pradesh has made the first all-women’s zone with all women employees. Not only this, these women have been entrusted the responsibility to make 24-hour power supply available to a population of 60 thousand in the area. Madhya Pradesh Paschim Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company has formed a unique power zone in Aranya Nagar in Indore on the occasion of Women’s Day. All 25 employees in this zone office are women. These women have already taken charge in the zone. This is the country’s first power zone that has been initiated in the honour of women on International Women’s Day. Work including bill making, meter reading, bill submission and recovery, cutting and resuming connection, redressal of complaints, new connections, transformer, line maintenance and primary repair work etc. of Aranya Nagar are being undertaken by women. Aranya Nagar has been chosen for this creative initiative as there is not much settlement in new Indore. Sushri Bhagyashri Dagoud has been appointed as Assistant Engineer while Sushri Anshika Khare has been posted as Junior Engineer. Besides for all other work is being undertaken by women. The zone headquarter has been given a pink aura. Apart from this, engineers and fuse call attendants will move in pink coloured vehicles. Power is supplied to 60 thousand population from total 12 feeders in the zone. There are nearly 13 thousand power connections and more than 200 transformers. Power is supplied from total six grids to the zone.



aa State budget a public welfare budget: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has termed the state’s budget as historic and a public welfare budget. He said that the budget keeps in mind all sections of the society and is a budget particularly of women empowerment, employment, farmer, poor, youth and children. For the first time, the budget has crossed over Rs 2 lakh crores. Shri Chouhan was addressing the media during budget presentation in the state’s Vidhan Sabha. CM Shri Chouhan said that in the budget the works undertaken in infrastructure particularly irrigation and agriculture are the basis of the state’s prosperity. Provision has been made of Rs 37 thousand 498 for agriculture and related works and Rs 17 thousand crore for energy. This will increase the growth rate besides increasing per capita income. At the end of the day it is the state that flourishes. Provision of Rs 650 crore has been made for Mukhya Mantri Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana to provide security to the farmers from fall in market price of crops. Onion has been included in Bhavantar. The budget ensures adequate arrangement of food, clothes, shelter, education, medicines to the poor. Adequate fund has been provided for Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana. There is provision of scholarship, hostel for Scheduled Caste, Tribe, Other Backward Class and Minority section. He told that Mukhya Mantru Rin Samadhan Yojana has been implemented for farmers, who besides being defaulter, are not able to take loan on zero percent interest. The government will pay the interest amount under the scheme. The farmers will be able to pay the principal amount in installments and will be able to take loan on zero percent interest. The Chief Minister said that provision of Rs 18 thousand 165 crore is no less than a boon for rural development. A network of rural roads will be laid under various schemes which is an attempt to connect each village with roads. There is provision of Rs 11 thousand 932 crores for urban development. The work of group drinking water schemes for availability of drinking water during drought is commendable. Adequate provision has been made for technical education for skill upgradation of 7.5 lakh youths and connecting 7.5 lakh youths to self-employment in the efforts of employment generation under Chief Minister’s Youth Empowerment Mission. He told that a new scheme has been launched under Public Health Family Welfare to promote government health services in private sector in rural areas. On investment in health sector, the private sector will be provided capital subsidy of 40 percent in rural areas and 50 percent in Scheduled Tribe sector. Effective steps have been taken for employee welfare in the budget.



aa India owes its spiritual prosperity to Swami Jayendra Saraswati: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Swami Jayendra Saraswati, the 69th Mathpramukh of Kanchi Kamkothi Peeth, who is responsible for the prosperity of spiritual heritage of India has also propagated the glory of Sanatan Hindu Dharma and culture among the people. Shankaracharya Parampujya Swami Jayendra Saraswati passed away today. This is a very sad moment for Sanatandharmi devotees and the entire India. The Chief Minister said that today the whole Hindu community is motivated by Swamiji’s Divya darshan and his revolutionary speeches. Swamiji not only showed the way to deep spiritual awareness but was the living symbol of spiritual prosperity besides being a protector of Indian culture. India’s spiritual and cultural aura will forever remain lit due to the efforts of divine and energetic Yugpurush like Swami Jayendra Saraswati. The society will continue to benefit from his penance till eternity. The Chief Minister paid his tributes to Swamiji on behalf of the people of the state.



aa 9.17 lakh houses have electricity through Soubhagya Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 February 2018

All houses that have remained deprived of light since several years will now have power connections. The Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana Soubhagya Yojana being implemented is giving positive results. Power connection is being provided to houses on the basis of information collected and survey by various agencies. Target has been set to provide nearly 35 lakh houses with power connections by October this year in state. With the implementation of Soubhagya Yojana, 9 lakh 17 thousand 707 houses have already been given power connections in state. Three districts of the state are such that have been cent percent covered under Soubhagya Yojana. Out of these Indore, Neemuch, Mandsaur districts have achieved cent percent target. The Electricity Department is reaching far flung villages and ensuring availability of power connection. Three power distribution companies and their squad are fully active in the implementation of Soubhagya Yojana. The Purva Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company has been given a target of giving power connections to 16 lakh 80 thousand 427 houses in 20 districts. The company has provided 2 lakh 73 thousand 50 houses with power connections so far. Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company has provided power connections to 4 lakh 5 thousand 495 houses as against target of 16 lakh 24 thousand 300 houses in 16 districts in the region. Similarly, Pashchim Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company has provided power connections to 2 lakh 38 thousand 634 houses against the set target of 6 lakh 29 thousand houses in 15 districts. At least 60 percent amount is being made available under Soubhagya Yojana in the form of subsidy. The remaining 40 percent amount is being arranged by the state government and the three Vidyut Vitaran Companies. Free power connections are being given to economically and socially weaker beneficiaries under the scheme. Rs 500 will be taken from the other beneficiaries in 10 installments along with the electricity bill every month.



aa Efforts on to improve Bhavantar; Crop Survey through satellite
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana will be made better. Manual Survey System of crop registration under Bhavantar will be changed. Efforts are being made to conduct survey work through satellite to avoid human errors. He said that farmers are being encouraged to store crops so that they are able to sell their crops at a fair price in the market. On storage of crops, the farmers will get immediate payment of 25 percent of crop value by the bank. The interest however will be paid by the government. The scheme has become popular among farmers. Farmers are demanding inclusion of other crops also. The CM was replying to queries during “Shikhar Sammelan” held by a news channel. CM Shri Chouhan told that public supports people who work. The government has attempted to realize inclusive development in state. Several social security schemes including Re one per kg wheat, fee payment of higher education of outstanding students, free medical treatment, land to landless etc. have been implemented after dialogue with the public. Government efforts have led to bumper production in agriculture sector. The new challenge is to fetch fair price to farmers for hard work. Efforts are being made in the direction of agricultural product value promotion. An additional Rs 265 besides Rs 1735 support price per quintal wheat will be given to farmers due to drought situation. He said that apart from stern action on corruption, arrangement of laws for delivery of public service, confiscation of property, e-tendering, e-measurement an e-payment has been made to improve the system. There will be only one cadre of teachers. About 2 lakh teachers have been appointed in the last few years. Very soon recruitments will be made for 40 thousand teachers’ posts. At least 50 small and big irrigation projects are in progress in Bundelkhand. Efforts were made to fill Chandel era ponds. Dam is being planned on Kane-Betwa. Government has increased irrigated area from 7.5 lakh to 40 lakh hectare which has been done before time. Plan is to further increase it to 80 lakh hectare. He told that a bill will be brought soon to regulate fees in private schools. Youth Empowerment Mission has been made to provide new opportunities to youths. Efforts will be made to upgrade skills of 7.5 lakh youths and provide self-employment to 7.5 lakh youths. All houses in rural areas will have own toilets by October 2, 2019. Medical college has been opened in Sagar for better health services. This year seven new medical colleges will be opened. Treatment scheme up to Rs 5 lakhs will be effectively implemented in state. During a discussion, the Chief Minister informed that the bill related to death penalty to rapists of minors has been sent for approval to the President. On law and order system he said that no big listed dacoit gang exists in state, SIMI network has been busted. Naxalism has ended in borders of Balaghat. He told that Rs 2 lakh crore investment has been made during two global investor summit 2014-2016 in state. He gave details of state’s progress while telling about the situation of the state about a decade and a half ago. He said the state has surplus power. Rs 85 thousand crore will be spent on urban development. The state tops in Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak and Awas Yojana. Drinking water supply and power supply has been improved.



aa Madhya Pradesh Private School Fee Bill Comes into Effect
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 February 2018

The state government has issued notification to implement Madhya Pradesh Private School Bill -2017 in order to prevent private schools from unanticipated fee increase. This bill has come into effect from February 22. According to the main provision of the bill, the school management can increase fee up to 10 percent limit over the fee fixed for the previous year. If school management proposes to raise school fee between 10 to 15 percent as compared to the previous year, then it is essential for the school management to obtain approval from the district committee formed under the chairmanship of district collector. Similarly, if school proposes increase of over 15 percent in the fee, then approval is required from the state committee formed under the chairmanship of Commissioner Public Instructions. District committees formed in connection with the fee and related issues can conduct an enquiry in the cases of violation of fee related rules and complaints. If committee finds that the fee, more than the prescribed rule is being charged by the school management then the committee can issue order to the school to refund it to the parents. Along with this, district committee has been empowered to impose penalty up to Rs. 2 lakh. Moreover, in case of non-compliance of first order, second order for refund can be issued by the committee and a penalty of up to Rs. 4 lakh can be imposed. After the non compliance of the second order, the committee can impose a penalty up to Rs. 6 lakh and can send recommendation to the competent authority for suspension and cancelation of recognition of the private school. This decision of the schools education department will control the trend to collect money under various heads in the name of fee and unanticipated fee increase by the private schools.



aa Over 3 lakh students of government schools undergo aptitude test
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 February 2018

In order to give information about higher education courses and related career options to students of Class Xth of government schools of the state, the School Education Department conducted aptitude test of 3 lakh 10 thousand students on February 15. The aptitude test was conducted in 8,152 government schools. Nearly 72 thousand 747 mobile sets were used in the test. Students answered 140 questions one by one on the M.P Career Mitra. CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan had issued instructions to the School Education Department to conduct aptitude tests and career counseling for one lakh students every year for the choice of subject as per their interest. The future roadmap of students on the basis of their choice based on the aptitude test will be exhibited on M.P Career Mitra Portal. Students will be able to see a detailed report of their interest on the M.P Career Mitra Portal through their Samagra I.D. The portal will help the students in selection of subjects. They will also get information about the various courses being run by various educational institutions according to their interests on the portal. The entire programme will be run in three phases. The result of the aptitude test will be announces on April 2. Arrangement of counseling of each student and their parents will be made in all government schools in the month of June this year. For this an MoU has been signed with Shyamchi AAI Foundation, Pune. The Foundation will carry out the work using the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund free of cost.



aa MP leading state in development and public welfare works: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that in the present political scenario, the new trend of politics of performance has begun. Only those who progress will succeed. Today Madhya Pradesh is a leading state in development and public welfare works. About one and a half decade ago, the state was considered backward and bimaru. He said that Madhya Pradesh is a progressive and fast developing state. It tops in agriculture, Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana, Public Service Guarantee Act, Tourism, Solar Energy, Cleanliness Survey, Social Security schemes, Road, Power, Irrigation, Women Empowerment and Farmer Welfare works in the country. Shri Chouhan said this during an informal chat with journalists of Karnataka state at Vidhan Sabha premises today. On the occasion Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri S.K. Mishra and Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari were also present. CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government has given topmost priority to development and public welfare works, made several innovations and implemented effective schemes. Nearly 50 percent jobs are reserved for women in local self governments and in teachers’ posts and in all other government jobs except Forest Department 33 percent has been reserved for women empowerment. In year 2006, Ladli Laxmi Yojana was launched in the state to ensure that daughters are not considered burden besides proper arrangement of their education. Today there are 37 lakh Ladli Laxmis in the state. These girls are being provided with more than Rs one lakh for education and on attaining 21 years of age. Good results of these efforts have also started showing. Bhind district was the most backward of all districts in the state in sex ratio but now this ratio has also improved. The bill related to death penalty to rapists has been passed in the Vidhan Sabha and has been sent to the President for his approval. Similarly, farmers being given loan on zero percent. State government extends all possible assistance to farmers at the time of natural calamity. Several effective steps are taken along with relief works like Bhavantar Yojana to compensate for the losses. Loss is estimated at the value of Rs 30 thousand per hectare so that the farmer does not get disappointed even in adverse circumstances. A law has been made in state and the poor person has been made land owners. Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Chhatravritti Yojana has been started so that poor outstanding students get opportunities for development and shortage of funds does not hamper their growth. In this state government bears the fees of higher education of outstanding children. Shri Chouhan told that Madhya Pradesh is being awarded the Krishi Karman Award for the last five consecutive years. Agriculture Growth Rate is 20 percent on an average. Irrigated area has increased from 7.50 lakh to 40 lakh hectare. Work is on to increase the irrigated area upto 80 lakh.Narmada-Kshipra has been added to the Nadi Jodo Pariyojanas. Narmada-Gambhir work is near completion. Madhya Pradesh is on top in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana. The state has bagged the Best State Award for Tourism. Madhya Pradesh is the first state to form the Public Service Delivery of Guarantee Act. In the Cleanliness Survey last year, 22 cities out of the selected 100 cities were of Madhya Pradesh. MP is leading in the country in environment conservation awareness and realization of duties. The world’s biggest water conservation campaign was initiated in the form of Narmada Seva Yatra. Nearly 6.73 crore saplings were planted on both the banks of the river. In a discussion with journalists Shri Chouhan seconded the idea of conducting elections simultaneously all over the country. Lauding the efforts of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, he said that development is hindered when separate elections are held. Holding elections at the same time is in the interest of the country. Shri Chouhan said that he will hold a discussion in this regard during a meeting of Chief Ministers to be held shortly.



aa Mukesh sets up his own studio through Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 February 2018

State government is working in the direction of making youth of Madhya Pradesh self-reliant by helping them set up their own enterprise. In this work, the swarozgar yojanas are proving to be very helpful to the youths in various forms. The youths of the state are also taking more interest in setting up their establishments. Mukesh Vishwakarma is also a successful entrepreneur through Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana. Mukesh resides in Housing Board Colony, Katni. Earlier he used to work with other organizations. Today he has provided employment to four unemployed youths in his studio. A computer hardware expert by profession, Mukesh had interest in photography and videography but the equipments used in it were very expensive. When Mukesh came to know about the government’s swarozgar yojana, he reached the Backward Class and Minority Welfare office and gathered information about the scheme. Mukesh applied for the scheme following which a loan of Rs 4 lakhs was approved to him. A grant of Rs one lakh 20 thousand was also approved as grant along with the loan. He then purchased a DSLR camera, business edition computer system, video camera and other equipments. For this he formed a team of four youths. Today Mukesh and his team is working in the field of photography and videography successfully. Mukesh and his team is also working in Seoni, Rewa and Jabalpur beside Katni. He has purchased a 3-D projector with the profit amount. He has been awarded for best photography and videgraphy.



aa Atmosphere of Healthy Cleanliness Competition in State
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said ‘Jeevan wahi hai, jo doosron ke liye jaaye’-‘Aise Pramanik Jeevan ka sabse achchha Maapdand Swachchta hai’. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, it gives health, beauty, joy and happiness. He urged that citizens must contribute whole heartedly to make city no. 1. in the Swachchta survey. CM Shri Chouhan addressed citizens in a programme ‘Chai pe Charcha’ organized by Municipal Corporation at Polytechnic Square today. He also volunteered at Polytechnic Square under the Swachchata campaign. Shri Chouhan mentioned that an atmosphere of healthy competition for cleanliness is being witnessed in the state. Strong competition has been seen in big cities and towns. Competition for good cause is meaningful and enjoyable. The atmosphere, surrounding and institutions should be cleaned. Municipal Corporation alone is not responsible. This is our responsibility. Cleanliness can only be ensured with the cooperation of the citizens. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that cleanliness awareness has generated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Swachchta Abhiyan. Twenty two cities of Madhya Pradesh were in the list of 100 selected cities of the country in the Swachchta Survey, conducted last year. The first place was bagged by Indore followed by Bhopal. Swachchta Abhiyan has created a new atmosphere. People are now hesitating to throw trash anywhere; they are now disposing trash at the right place. This feeling of responsibility is very satisfying. While praising the enthusiasm and contributions of the citizens of Bhopal in the Swachchta Abhiyan, he congratulated Mayor Shri Alok Sharma. Mayor Shri ALok Sharma stated that the Municipal Corporation is committed to make Bhopal, a clean, beautiful and developed city. Swachchta Abhiyan is transforming into a public movement rapidly. People of various sections and professionals are volunteering at all the main squares of the city to display their commitment. He informed that member doctors of nursing home association are volunteering at the polytechnic square. Similarly, advocates and others are also contributing at other squares. Commissioner Municipal Corporation Smt. Priyanka Das, Members of Nursing Home Association, Citizens and School students also volunteered on the occasion.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Inaugurates Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas Kendra
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 February 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra has inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas Kendra at Datia today. Directors of the Board apprised him about the activities of the center during the inspection. Dr. Mishra said that skilled youths are necessary to build a strong India. Youths will be able to establish self-employment by developing technical skills through this center. Skill India has the same motto, he added.



aa Revenue Minister Shri Gupta Inaugurates OPD Services at Karunadham
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 February 2018

Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta inaugurated OPD services at Karunadham Ashram, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal. Neurologists of AIIMS and Hamidia Hospital will give free medical treatment to the patients on the last Sunday of the month from 10.00 to 12.00 noon in the OPD. This activity has been undertaken in cooperation of National Medicos Organisation and Bhartiya Vichaar Sansthan. Dr. Raizada also gives homeopathy treatment to the patients from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon daily. He informed that dental facility will be made shortly in the ashram. Chairman Mati Kala Board Shri Ramdayal Prajapati and other Social Activists were present on the occasion.



aa Use of Science and Technology since primeval times: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 February 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that Science and Technology is being used in our country since primeval times. Use of micro surgery on Sri Ganesh, use of Pushpak Viman during Sitaharan and the direct broadcast of Mahabharata war to Dhritarashtra by Sanjay are the best examples. Governor Smt. Patel said this while addressing the Chancellor Scholarship Distribution ceremony organised at Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal today. The Governor distributed scholarship cheques to 40 outstanding students on the occasion. Smt. Patel said that technology is with us at every step in our lives. Scholarship is a medium for the students to brush up their talent, skill and knowledge and to promote their interest. It is the responsibility of the students who have received the scholarship to make good use of it and give good performance. They should make their university, state and country proud. The Governor said that our country has made a lot of progress in the field of technology. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has created a new record by launching 104 satellites simultaneously. Our country will send the second lunar exploration mission to the moon on April 3, 2018 which includes orbitor, lander and a small rover. All this will be developed by ISRO. Principal Secretary Technical Education, Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyay said that the state government is making efforts to improve technical education. The state government is implementing the central government schemes. Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Vice Chancellor Professor Sunil Kumar said that the students have raised the university’s prestige in the country and abroad.



aa Chambal basin of Malwa region will be green: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 February 2018

Now the drought-affected are of Chambal basin of Malwa region will not remain dry. The best irrigation initiative Micro Lift Irrigation Scheme to lift water from Narmada Basin to the drought affected area of Chambal Basin was given approval at the 60th meeting of the Narmada Control Board held here today. The Narmada-Jhabua-Petlawad-Thandla-Sardarpur Micro Lift Irrigation Project was approved at the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The area of Jhabua-Dhar to benefit from the project Development works of more than Rs 2,221 crores were approved at the meeting. In this new construction works of Rs 2,197 crore 60 lakh and revised construction works of Rs 24.16 crore were approved. Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiyya, Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and concerned senior officials were present at the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan said that the construction of development works in the approved projects should be completed in the prescribed time limit. Laying stress on the quality of the works, he told that they should be regularly monitored. Cent percent use of Narmada water allotted to the state should be ensured in the state on time. The Chief Minister was told that the state has to use 18.25 M.A.F. water till year 2024. All water utility projects will be ready by year 2022. The Narmada-Jhabua-Petlawad-Sardarpur-Lift Micro Irrigation Project was approved at the meeting to make irrigation facility available in 57 thousand 422 hectare land for Jhabua and Dhar district. The estimated cost of the project is 2 thousand 50 crore 70 lakhs. Construction of 19 ghats to facilitate devotees on the banks of Narmada valley have been approved on which Rs 136 crore 84 lakhs will be spent. Approval of Rs 10 crore 6 lakh has been made for ghat construction on the right bank of Narmada in Revgaon, Rehti in Sehore district under Narmada Seva Mission. Revised approval of Rs 24 crore 16 lakh has been granted for Jabalpur district’s Rani Durgawati Lift Micro Irrigation Scheme. Through this scheme, 1200 hectare land of 7 villages of Jabalpur tehsil will be irrigated through micro system. Nearly 32 thousand hectare land of Thandla, Jhabua and Petlawad tehsil of Jhabua district and 25 thousand 422 hectare land of Dhar district will be irrigated under Narmada-Jhabua-Petlawad-Sardarpur-Lift Micro Irrigation Project. Irrigation will be done through irrigation drip or sprinkler. The scheme will benefit 173 villages of Jhabua and Dhar district



aa Demand letter to Union Health Minister for Medical College in Damoh
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 February 2018

After bhoomi-pujan of development works on Thursday, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya told that a demand letter has been handed over to the Union Health Minister for opening a Medical College in Damoh. He told that the district administration has marked 25 hectare land for opening the Medical College in Damoh city. The Finance Minister told that he apprised the Union Health Minister that the amount needed for the Medical College will be given by him through MLA fund. Besides this, the other MLAs have also agreed to contribute through MLA fund. Shri Malaiya told that the district’s public representatives and citizens will contribute about Rs one crore for the Medical College. Member of Parliament Shri Prahlad Patel has also agreed to provide financial assistance for opening the Medical College in Damoh.



aa Amount being distributed in villages to save farmers from Drought
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 February 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra, informing about the drought relief amount to the farmers of village Durgapur and Nichrouli said that the farmers, whoever have not received the relief amount should give detail of their bank passbook, samagra I.D. and Aadhaar number to the patwari immediately to receive the amount. Dr. Mishra further mentioned that 675 farmers of Durgapur will receive an amount of Rs. 32 lakh 31 thousand 560 as drought relief amount. The relief amount is being distributed in the villages to save the farmers from drought. Dr. Mishra further informed that a sum of Rs. 13 lakh 73 thousand 396 will be distributed among 393 farmers of village Nichrouli. He said that the difference amount of support price and market rate was given to the farmers under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Now, gram, mustard, onion and red lentil have been included under the Rabi Crop 2017-18. Phag Mahotsav to be organized at Datia The Phag Mahotsav will be organized at Datia from March 5 to 7 this time. Dr. Mishra reviewed preparations in this connection. A budding singer Palak Muchhaal will give presentation on the first day i.e. March 5 of the Mahotsav. Poets of national and international repute will take part in Kavi Sammelan to be held on March 6. Famous Playback Singer Shri Udit Narayan will present songs on the final day of the Mahatsav i.e. March 7, 2018.



aa Education is basic key to fight Poverty:Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 February 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that education is the basic key to fight poverty. Educate daughters, as educated girls develop feeling towards health, culture and self dependence themselves. This was said by the Governor during the inauguration of Rahas Lokotsav at Gadakota tahsil headquarters of Sagar district on Thursday. A state level convention of Ajivika women self-help groups was also organized on the occasion. An amount of Rs. 28 lakh to the Ajivika women self-help groups and sanitary napkins to about 50 thousand women, who were present in the convention were distributed. Governor Smt. Patel mentioned that transformation in women’s life has come due to the livelihood mission. They are becoming self-dependent. Changes have also come in their perception. While advising the women, she said that education holds importance in life, education is a medium through which women can gain self-dependence easily and can get rid of poverty. She also urged all the women to educate their daughters. Smt. Patel further mentioned that educated daughters emancipates two families. Moreover, Smt. Patel also drew attention of the women on child marriages and its problems on the occasion. The Governor Smt. Patel praised schemes of the government and said that women should come forward to derive benefit of various public welfare schemes. Mentioning about the Swachchta Abhiyan being conducted in the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, she stated that a special focus has been laid on women’s education and health after he became the Prime Minister. The Union Government has also assured to provide health facility of Rs. 5 lakh to each family in the next budget. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava said that Rahas Mela of Gadakota is 214 years old. In order to make the mela meaningful, besides showcasing art and culture of Bundelkhand, benefit of various public welfare schemes of the government will be provided to the villagers. He informed that several important decisions have been taken by the government, led by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for women empowerment. As a result, panchayati raj institutions are represented by 54 percent women today. Women are serving on the post of President in 34 out of 51 Jila Panchayats of the state. Shri Bhargava further stated that work to make women economically self-dependent is being carried out keenly through livelihood mission in the state. A financial assistance of about Rs. 2 thousand crore has been provided to one lakh 50 thousand women self-help groups. In this series, 21,000 families have been linked with the mission by forming 2 thousand groups of 214 villages of Rahli assembly constituency. An amount of Rs. 12 crore has been provided to these groups in 2 phases. Similarly, marriages of 17 thousand girls have been solemnized under the Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana in Rahli assembly constituency. Moreover, Shri Bhargava said that unavailability of hygienic items at the time of menstruation is a serious problem. To face this challenge, sanitary napkins prepared by the group of national livelihood mission will be provided to the women of rural areas at bare minimum cost. He said that free sanitary napkins are being distributed to 50 thousand women, who came in the convention to spread awareness among them. Vice Chancellor of Sagar University Shri R.K. Tiwari, Chairperson State Women Commission Smt. Lata Wankhede, Chairman Bundelkhand Development Authority Shri Ramkrishna Kusmaria and MLA Smt. Parul Sahu were present in the programme. At the outset, the Governor Smt. Patel garlanded the statue of Maharaja Mardan Singh Judeo and inaugurated the mela by lighting a lamp. Vote of thanks was proposed by the President of Mela organizing committee Shri Abhishek Bhargava



aa India spread its excellence in World on the basis of its power of youths
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 February 2018

Governor Smt Anandiben Patel, addressing a delegation of non-resident Indian youth at Rajbhavan today, said that our country is spreading its excellence on the basis of power of youth in the world. That's why it is necessary that mutual contact should be maintained between youths of India and other countries of the world. We will altogether play an important role in increasing peace and harmony in the world. Principal Secretary to the governor, Dr M Mohanrao and principal secretary, tourism, Shri Hariranjan Rao, deputy secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs Shri Girish Chandra and non-resident Indian youths who arrived from foreign countries were present on the occasion. Governor Smt Anandiben Patel said that India has emerged as a country with the fastest growing economy. All the countries of the world have an unprecedented opportunities to improve their economic condition with India. The role of youth is important in development of any country. Anywhere we can live, we should love our culture and civilisation. It should not be forgotten. Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shri Girish Chandra said that purpose of this programme of ministry of foreign affairs is to introduce 18 to 30 years age group youth of Indian origin their roots and contemporary culture, civilisation, good governance and journey of development. The governor, on this occasion, presented mementos to non-resident Indian youths. The members of the delegation shared their experience with the Governor



aa Ma Tujhe Pranam” gave guidance for leadership, patriotism and courage
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 February 2018

Kum. Tripti Nagesh of gram panchayat Sidhouli of Dindori district has returned from a trip to India’s international border Andaman Nicobar islans under the Ma Tujhe Pranam Yojana. Kum. Tripti who represented Dindori district during her trip to Andaman Nicobar islands from January 22 to 29 acquired information about all beautiful sites, lakes, oceanic sites, culture and defence activities. She told that the objective of the Ma Tujhe Pranam Yojana is to develop respect towards the nation in youths and to instill courage, dedication and patriotism in them towards the nation Under the Ma Tujhe Pranam Yojana, youth are apprised with defence and routine activities on the international border of India and they are given guidance for leadership and dedication towards the nation. Kum. Tripti told that she travelled by plane for two hours from Chennai to Port Blair for her visit to the international border of the country for the first time. Kum. Tripti told that she hails from a rural region. She had never imagined that she would get a chance to visit the international border and see the beauty, oceanic spot, culture and defence activities some day. She told that this was made possible only under the Ma Tujhe Pranam Yojana initiated by the Sports and Youth Welfare department. She said that yatra strengthens sentiments of patriotism and nationalism among the youths of the state. She said it is her responsibility to serve the nation by joining the Army



aa Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel to Inaugurate Rahas Mela today
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel will inaugurate Rahas Mela being organized at Gadakota Tahsil Headquarters of Sagar District on February 22. The 5 day long Rahas Mela is in fact a confluence of Bundelkhand’s art, culture and public welfare schemes. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava will preside over the function. A state level convention of women self-help groups is also being organised during the mela. Cultural programmes will be held in the evening and artists, public representatives besides local citizens in large number are expected to take part in this mela. Minister Shri Bhargava informed that a state level Panchayat Raj Sammelan, state level Swachchta Sammelan and district level Rozgar Mela will be organised on February 23. The Union Minister of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar will be the Chief Guest and Minister of State for Cooperative Shri Vishwas Sarang will grace the programmes. Moreover, on February 24, convention of Prime Minister Housing Scheme’s beneficiaries, district level Sparsh Mela and Nashamukti Sammelan will be held. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gahlot will grace the programmes. Free eye check up camp will be organized and free eyeglasses will be distributed on this occasion. Similarly, a convention of aaganwadi workers and assistants, convention of Soubhagya Yojana’s beneficiaries and Swasthya Mela will be organized on February 25 during the Rahas Mela. Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs Dr. Virendra Kumar will be the Chief Guest on this occasion. State’s Minister for Public Health Engineering Smt. Kusum Mehdele, Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis and Chairperson State Women Commission Smt. Lata Vankhede will grace the programmes. CM Shri Chouhan to participate in concluding programme on February 26 Rahas Mela will be concluded on February 26. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will participate as the Chief Guest of the programme. A state level Farmers’ Convention, state level convention of tendu leaf collectors and district level Antodaya mela will be held on this occasion. The programme will be chaired by the Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava. Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Mallayya, Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gourishankar Bisen, Minister District in-charge Shri Umashankar Gupta and Minister for Home and Transport Shri Bhupendra Singh will grace the programme. Member of Parliament Shri Laxmi Narayan Yadav, Shri Prahlad Patel, Shri Rakesh Singh, Shri Nagendra Singh and other prominent citizens besides public representatives will take part in Rahas Mela.



aa Mid-day meal scheme was boon in tackling malnutrition - Minister Shri Bhargava
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2018

Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava has said that 'Mid-Day Meal Program' has become a boon in the drive conducted to tackle malnutrition in the state. Jaggery and peanut chikki is being provided to 11.50 lakh students in 25000 primary schools of 85 development blocks as additional nutritious diet. Similarly, every day, tasty meal is being given to more than 60 lakh children of 1.14 lakh primary and middle schools under Mid Day Meal programme. Minister Shri Bhargava informed that the system to provide cooked food to children in schools has been implemented in the year 2004, under Mid-Day Meal Program in the state. In the first phase, the scheme was introduced only for primary schools. The meal programme was launched for middle school students in the year 2008. He informed that 60.31 lakh children, out of 64.11 lakh registered in 1.14 lakh primary and middle schools in the state at present, are getting benefit under the scheme. Instructions have been issued to provide meal with maintaining transparency, regularity and quality control, by preparing meal in the schools through self help groups. Food grains are supplied directly to the groups from state level. Shri Bhargava said that the scheme has been incorporated for tackling malnutrition. Additional nutritious diet is provided to 11.50 lakh students in 25000 schools of 85 development blocks three days in a week. He informed that LPG connections have been given to 35416 schools by the state government, which are used for cooking meal. Shri Bhargava informed that clean kitchen awards of Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 are given for promoting hygiene in kitchen, nutrition in the food in every district.



aa A team from West Bengal visits State Happiness Institute
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2018

A delegation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Khadagpur of West Bengal, visited State Happiness Institute today. The delegation members received information about activities of the institute. The team from Khadagpur was informed that activities of State Happiness Department have started since January. Many activities were held through State Happiness Institute in one year. On the occasion, the team was informed that online registration process has begun for participating in Happiness camps by the state Happiness Institute. Online registration will be carried out for government officers participating in Happiness camps in the year 2018 through Initiative of Change, Panchgani, Pune, Art of Living, Bangaluru, Isha Foundation, Koyambtoor. The arrangement has been made so that government servant (Anandak) get registration him or her self on the institute's website. People were motivated to donate things of domestic use, which are not necessary for them. The appeal in this regard yielded good result. Different parametres have been set for Happiness index. Efforts are underway to include it in the scheme, by holding an international workshop. Ideas are being received through question to find out which indicator has how much weightage. Initiative has been made to implement measures for increasing happiness in the public through original methods. Director of State Happiness Institute Shri Neeraj Vashisth, Shri Sandip Dixit, Shri Pravin Gangrade, Dr Ashok Janvade, Shri Ambarish Shrivastava, Shri Lokendra Thakkar welcomed the delegation members



aa Hapiness Index International Workshop at Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2018

The Madhya Pradesh Government, which has formed the Anand department first in the country, has taken a unique initiative while expanding the activities of the Anand department. A Happiness Index International workshop is being organized at Bhopal on February 22 and 23. Experts from the United States of America, Dubai, Canada and other countries besides India are participating in the workshop, being organized with the collaboration of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. The State Anand Sansthan has signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Kharagpur to identify happiness index, measures to make people happy and its development. The workshop will begin at 10.00 a.m. on February 22 at Jehanuma Palace Hotel. Participants of the workshop will also meet Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. A total of 4 sessions, 2 on the first day and 2 on